PostDoc/Junior Researcher for Environmental Footprints of Upscaled Technologies

PostDoc/Junior Researcher for Environmental Footprints of Upscaled Technologies

Published Deadline Location
22 Aug 18 Sep Nijmegen

Job description

The Department of Environmental Science at Radboud University has a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher of 2 years specialized in technology assessments in an environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) context. As a postdoc you will participate in the department’s research and educational activities, focusing on environmental modelling and LCA. The research is embedded in the EU EIT Raw Materials project Safe-Vulca, which focusses on the reduction of ZnO amount in rubber vulcanization processes for the tire industry to reduce nano-particle emissions during driving. You are expected to perform LCA on the lab and full scale process to better understand the changes in environmental impacts due to technology development. In addition, other technologies can be addressed to quantify environmental changes due to size scaling as well as technological learning using various modeling techniques. Also, as a PostDoc you will be expected to be involved in teaching in BSc/MSc courses.

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • You hold a PhD or MSc in one of the environmental, natural, or engineering sciences, with knowledge on performing life cycle assessment.
  • Experience with environmental modelling is preferred.
  • Important selection criteria are: analytical modeling skills, team player, motivation, and communication skills (especially a good command of written English).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with the possibility of extension for 1 year.

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,274 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 1 year with the possibility of extension for 1 year.
  • The intended start date is 01 November 2019.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?
Radboud University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employer

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!

Department

Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde & Informatica

The Faculty of Science at Radboud University is a student-oriented faculty with a strong research base. The Faculty aims to be an academic community with international prominence and engages students actively in that community. Through high-quality teaching, the Faculty of Science lecturers are dedicated to challenge students to become critical academics and responsible decision-makers, willing and able to take up influential positions in our increasingly international society.

The main focus of the Environmental Science group of IWWR is on quantifying, understanding and predicting human impacts on the environment. To that end, we employ a variety of research methods, including process-based modelling, meta-analyses, field studies and lab work. In our research we cover multiple pressures, species and spatial scales, searching for overarching principles that can ultimately be applied to better underpin environmental management and biodiversity conservation.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Rosalie van Zelm, Assistant Professor
Tel.: +31 24 3652923
Email: r.vanzelm@science.ru.nl

Specifications

  • Postdoc positions
  • Natural Sciences
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • max. €4274 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1059892

Employer

Location

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

Please address your application to Rosalie van Zelm and submit it, using the application button, no later than 18 September 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
When selected, the interview will take place on September 26th.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Please address your application to Rosalie van Zelm and submit it, using the application button, no later than 18 September 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
When selected, the interview will take place on September 26th.

Make sure to apply no later than 18 Sep 2019 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).