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Open position: PhD - Sustainable product management in a circular economy

Monday, 23 July 2018

The Christian-Doppler-Pilotlaboratory for Sustainable Product Management in a Circular Economy of the University of Graz is looking for a Project employee without doctorate.

40 hours a week, temporary employment for 2 years with the option of an extension to 3.5 years, to be filled from November 2018

Your duties

• Participation in the research of the “Christian-Doppler (CD) Pilot-aboratory for Sustainable Product Management in a Circular Economy” with a focus on the use of sustainability data (i.e., environmental, social and economic data) from circular product life cycles for sustainability assessment and design.

• The research in the CD Laboratory will be centred on:

  • the identification of methods and instruments for collecting sustainability data throughout circular product life cycles,
  • the definition of relevant and suited types of sustainability data,
  • the development of feasible concepts for (1) acquiring the identified data from different sources of product life cycle data and for (2) assuring the quality of these data,
  • the integration of the data into methods for sustainability assessment and sustainable product design.

• Conducting a dissertation in the context of the research in the CD-Laboratory

• Participation in conferences, publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or other media of knowledge transfer

• Continuing education in research skills

Your profile

• Diploma or Master’s Degree

  • in sustainability sciences (e.g., environmental systems sciences, sustainable development, …) or the social sciences (e.g., business administration, sociology, …) with proficiency and affinity for information technologies and data management, or
  • in software engineering or informatics with proficiency and experience in sustainability management and assessment.

• Ability to conduct independent research

• High commitment and motivation for scientific work and the completion of a doctoral degree in environmental systems sciences

• Personal and social competences for working in international and interdisciplinary teams

• Good knowledge of software engineering and informatics

• Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methods

• Very good command of English

• Good knowledge of German is preferred

• Publication activity beneficial


• Salary scheme of the University Collective Agreement (“Universitäten-KV”): B1

Application procedure

• If you are interested in this position, please submit your application documents (motivation letter, CV, certificates) in a timely manner to: rupert.baumgartner(at)unigraz.at

• For further questions please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rupert Baumgartner (Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research) at 0043 316 380 3237.

Application Deadline: August 31st 2018

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