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Edge Environment is a research, consultancy and education business with a focus on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) services for the construction, infrastructure, food and consumer product industries. 

Edge Environment wishes to recruit a consultant to contribute to LCA and product certification research and development for industry and government in Australia and overseas.

Your role will include supporting and conducting LCA’s, providing consultancy and contributing to the development of Product Criteria Reports for Environmental Product Declarations and Ecolabels; developing training courses for LCA practitioners and environmental professionals. You will help to represent Edge Environment at conferences, seminars, workshops and events nationally and internationally as appropriate.

You will have a post-graduate degree or professional qualifications in a scientific discipline, preferably chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, with some years experience in science based research and consultancy.

Based in Manly at Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Edge Environment offers a unique and inspiring lifestyle work environment. You will be working with and trained by Edge Environment’s LCA expert team complemented with external training courses. The salary range for the position is $70k to $80k (incl super), ultimately dependent on qualifications and experience. Edge Environment has the ability to sponsor non-Australian residents for this position.

For more information and to apply email info@edgeenvironment.com.au or call 02 9438 0100. The closing date for applications is Friday 28th October 2011.

 

 

 

Research Associate, Fuels Program

Position description:

The International Council on Clean Transportation is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join the Fuels Program, to work primarily on projects focused on reducing the carbon intensity of fossil fuel production. The Fuels Program is also actively engaged in the development of regulations for the use of biofuels, electric vehicles and hydrogen in transport, and the successful applicant will also have opportunities to work in some or all of these areas.

The successful candidate will be committed to effective environmental regulation in the fuels sector and use their strong numerical background and ability to develop engineering process models to:

  • Develop in partnership with the ICCT’s collaborators a modelling framework for assessing the carbon intensities of different crude sources.
  • Explore the cost effectiveness of opportunities to reduce extraction emissions.

The main projects the appointee will be involved in will build on the ICCT’s 2010 paper ‘Carbon intensity of crude oil in Europe’. As well as working on research papers, the successful candidate will be expected to coordinate closely with regulators in Europe and the United States, and may be asked to represent the ICCT at conferences and workshops in the US, Europe and elsewhere.

Reporting to the Fuels Program Lead, the appointee will be based at the ICCT’s offices in San Francisco. The expected salary range for this position is $55,000 – $75,000 per annum, subject to experience. The ICCT also provides a comprehensive benefits package. The initial appointment is for a one year fixed term, but this may be extended subject to performance and availability of funding.

For more information, see the posting on the ICCT website:

http://www.theicct.org/2011/10/research-associate-fuels-program/

 

 

Assistant Professor, Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Analysis POSTED: Sep 29
Salary: Open Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Employer: School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Type: Full Time – Experienced
Field of Specialization: Analytical, Energy, Environmental Required Education: Doctorate

 

Employer Information

 

About School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

 

SPEA is a multidisciplinary, professional school on the Bloomington and Indianapolis core campuses of Indiana University. The School is committed to excellence in research, teaching and service and to addressing critical issues in public policy and management. All faculty members teach required and elective courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. SPEA is one of the largest U.S. public affairs schools in the nation with over a total of 70 tenure-track faculty on its two mai

 

Job Description

 

Tenure Track Faculty Position School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indiana University, Bloomington Industrial Ecology & Life Cycle Analysis The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in industrial ecology and life cycle analysis. We seek an outstanding individual at the rank of Assistant Professor with research expertise and interest in one or more of the following areas: energy systems analysis, waste-to-energy systems, life cycle analysis, GHG mitigation and climate adaptation strategies, or green chemistry. Demonstrated potential to complement existing strengths in SPEA (http://www.indiana.edu/~spea/faculty/index.shtml) and on the IUB campus (see Center for Research in Environmental Sciences at http://www.indiana.edu/~cres1/index.shtml) is also valued. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced training in science or engineering from disciplines that include physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, civil and environmental engineering, and from interdisciplinary programs that blend technical and social science reasoning. We expect faculty to establish an independent, externally funded research program and teach environmental science courses related to the candidate’s discipline at undergraduate and graduate levels. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. SPEA is a multidisciplinary, professional school on the Bloomington and Indianapolis core campuses of Indiana University. The School is committed to excellence in research, teaching and service and to addressing critical issues in environmental science, public policy and management. SPEA is one of the largest U.S. public affairs schools in the nation with over a total of 70 tenure-track faculty on its two main campuses, Bloomington and Indianapolis. The graduate program consistently ranks among the best in the country. Applications received by November 1, 2011 are guaranteed full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, current vita, supporting documentation of scholarship, complete contact information, and three letters of recommendation electronically to speahrie "at" indiana.edu or a hard copy to: Dr. David Reingold Executive Associate Dean for Bloomington SPEA, Room 300 1315 E. Tenth Street Indiana University Bloomington, IN, 47405-1701

 

For more information see: http://www.indiana.edu/~spea. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Educator and Contractor, M/F/D and strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities and members of other underrepresented groups.

 

 

NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs   

 

JOB POSTING: Research Professor, Industrial ecology and recycling technologies (646).

Form of employment: Regular, Full Time
Location: Finland – Espoo
Organization: Materials and built environment
Application period: September 16, 2011 – October 31, 2011

The professorship is engaged in industrial ecology, research more towards the new industrial recycling systems and technologies, and sustainable production development.

Research Professor, Industrial ecology and recycling technologies
Future society based on sustainable development, where the re-use is of central importance. Materials reuse, efficient use of secondary flows as well as more efficient recovery technologies provide the basis for the sustainable exploitation of natural resources and thus creating a process, in which Finland is known as a role model for clean technologies.

VTT has a strong position in material, manufacturing and energy technologies in the globally. Use of raw material reserves is also facing changes in the Nordic countries and the global competitiveness will require new innovations to improve the competitiveness of the sector.

Finnish investments in bio-and mineral-based natural resource sector provides innovative use of the excellent and extensive opportunities for added value products. New innovations are born from a strong contribution to the scientific and technological expertise at the interface. The professorship is to strengthen the VTT's international competitiveness and visibility of scientific expertise in sustainable development, reuse materials, product-based solutions. The goal is a comprehensive industrial ecology concept development, including material flow management throughout the product life cycle, a special focus on the development of new recycling technologies.

Research Professor is required to provide strong scientific evidence of Materials and / or process engineering, as well as side-streams for recovery and processing sub-regions. In the successful management experience is required sustainability assessments and industrial ecology knowledge. In particular, calls for strong industry and business knowledge, strong evidence for International Cooperation, working at the interface of industry and large-scale international project modules. Industry experience is considered as merit.

Sending your application: Please send your application including CV by October 31, 2011 to: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Register Office/Kirjaamo, Vuorimiehentie 5, FI-02150 Espoo, Finland. Please include two copies of 10-15 of the most significant publications and other documents that demonstrate your qualifications. VTT uses international experts to help evaluate its applicants, so your CV and other application documents should be provided in English. Application documents will not be returned.

Contact for this job:
For further information please contact Vice President, Materials and Built Environment, Eva Häkkä-Rönnholm, tel. +358 40 700 0145, eva.hakka-ronnholm "at" vtt.fi or Vice President, Applied Materials, Erja Turunen, tel. +358 50 380 9671, erja.turunen "at" vtt.fi

The full post can be accessed here: http://tyopaikat.oikotie.fi/avoimet-tyopaikat/research-professor-industrial-ecology-and-recycling-technologies-646/574901

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Environmental Engineer/Chemical Engineer/Physical Scientist/Chemist, GS-0819/0893/1301/1320-12/13

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Sub Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number: RTP-ORD-DE-2011-0217

 

SALARY RANGE:

$71,455.00 – $110,459.00 /year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 15, 2011 to Wednesday, October 05, 2011

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0819
0893
1301
1320-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy – Cincinnati Metro Area, OH

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

Any U.S. citizen may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career–we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA. See more about us here: http://www.epa.gov

This position is located in the Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Sustainable Technology Division, Green Chemistry Branch, Cincinnati, OH. For more information on this office, visit their website: http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/nrmrl.html.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply tab).
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
 

Duties

Additional Duty Location Info:

1 vacancy – Cincinnati Metro Area, OH

At the full performance level, you will:
- Serve as a research team member/leader in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology development and application program.
- Conduct independent research in response to EPA's priorities, identifying areas of research for LCA methodology development and application.
- Serve as a senior scientist and technical authority in LCA methodology development and application.
- Identify and quantify the principles and approaches related to environmental and health impacts of sustainable technologies.

At the lower grade level, your assignments may be less complex and/or you may need more guidance from your supervisor.

You will spend 25-50% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Submission
 
To respond to the position visit the USA Jobs website
 

Enviance is a leading, successful, and fast growing environmental ERP software firm working mostly for Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart, DuPont, and 35% of US utilities. The company is building up its LCA team and is looking for strong LCA talent interested in conceptualizing,  building, and implementing next generation IHLCA models that integrate IO and LCA, working with the leading luminaries in the domain. Candidates will have a Master or PhD, robust LCA experience, strong awareness of latest LCA developments, tolerance for ambiguity, and excellent communication skills. Ideally work will be performed out of the greater San Diego area (Carlsbad office) but geography is flexible. Compensation is competitive including relocation packages.

If interested, please contact Corinne Reich-Weiser at the email: creichweiser "at" enviance "dot" com.

 

LCS Life Cycle Simulation GmbH (Backnang, Greater Stuttgart, Germany) is looking for an LCA and LCC expert and a graduate in the fields of

- Energy, material and resource efficiency
- Technical innovations and sustainable technologies
- Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing

Our activities are focused in the sectors of metal and plastic processing and surface technologies (automotive, chemical and general industries) and national (German) and EU research projects (LCS is partner for LCA and LCC).

Your profile
- Proficiency in process, mechanical, chemical or environmental engineering
- Proficiency in LCA
- Understanding of business administration and cost calculations
- Proficiency in oral and written German
- Proficiency in oral and written English

Please provide your full set of application documents electronically to matthias.harsch “at” lcslcs.de

Job Posting

Two PhD scholarships are currently available in the land use and land use change area offered through the Life Cycle Management program based at Massey University in New Zealand. The scholarships are in conjunction with two of New Zealand’s government-owned research institutes: AgResearch and Scion. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2011 for a start in February 2012. More information is available at:

http://lcm.org.nz/Education/phdScholarships.php

The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Sustainable Chemical Engineering. The successful candidate will be based in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science (CEAS), ranked as one of the three leading Chemical Engineering departments in the UK. Sustainable Engineering is one of the areas of strategic importance for the School and the University so that the successful candidate will join a vibrant research and teaching environment.

He/she will be part of the Sustainable Industrial Systems research group (www.sustainable-systems.org.uk), led by Professor Adisa Azapagic.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated with demonstrable expertise in his/her field and clear potential for development at international level. You will also have a PhD (or equivalent) in a chemical engineering or a related discipline and a demonstrable research track record and expertise in sustainable engineering, including topics such as life cycle and sustainability assessment, industrial ecology, sustainable technology and corporate sustainability. The ability, or potential, to develop and undertake international quality research projects through obtaining grant and research contract awards, leading journals and conference participation, is also required.

Expertise and experience in sustainable chemical engineering would be a distinct advantage, although applicants with related engineering backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for application is: 24 October 2011

Further information can be found at: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/vacancies/academic/vacancy/?ref=164600

Job Description

Develop sustainability and life cycle assessment methods and tools for GOJO. Assist in the development and maintenance of the sustainability strategy. Influence and lead the implementation of sustainability across GOJO value chain. Enhance and deploy LCA practices and information. Engage thought leaders on LCA. Provide expertise in LCA for GOJO internally and externally. Serves as primary analytical resource for the Global Sourcing and Value Chain Improvement teams.

  • Informs, supports, and evaluates design decisions involved with the design and development with new and improved products, technology strategies and platforms to support GOJO Purpose and Vision
  • Identifies and communicates important external sustainability –related initiatives which likely impact GOJO or its products
  • Manages the sustainability-related aspects of projects in cooperation with team leaders.
  • Develops and cultivates relationships with key sustainability partners/thought leaders
  • Understands and characterizes the relationship between materials/chemicals in a product and their effects on human health and the environment
  • Serves as an internal expert on life-cycle principles and their application to product life-cycle systems.
  • Proactively scans, researches, and assesses opportunities for effective GOJO positioning on sustainability –related issues.
  • Expedites implementation for market introduction of innovative new environmentally preferable GOJO products
  • Generates scientifically sound life-cycle based data capable of supporting effective market-facing communication strategies capable of driving market differentiation for GOJO products

Coordinates with key GOJO personnel to develop, implement and manage sustainability related initiatives to support overall GOJO Purpose and Vision objectives.

  • Is a resource for sustainability-related issues
  • Recommends design and process improvements leading to the development of leadership environmental GOJO products
  • Routinely seeks out and evaluates information on new materials, chemicals, or products available in the marketplace capable of influencing future development of GOJO products.

Effectively communicates the application of life-cycle principles to inform GOJO design and development processes.

Duties may also include:

  • Leading and/or participating in customer sustainability inquiries/surveys
  • Clearly communicating sustainability and LCA information and reporting across GOJO

Desired Skills & Experience

4+ years of combined professional experience in manufacturing or product development. 2+ years of experience with environmental or sustainability-related topics/issues with demonstrated success in developing and deploying lifecycle strategy. Advanced degree in chemical, industrial, or environmental engineering or biological sciences.

Company Description

GOJO, inventors of PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer, is the leading provider of well being solutions for hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO helps set the standard for a healthy washroom environment. Luxurious handwashing formulas in advanced technology dispensing systems, offering the performance and reliability you can only get from GOJO.

Additional Information

Posted:
September 8, 2011
Type:
Full-time
Experience:
Not Applicable
Functions:
Product Management, Supply Chain, Manufacturing
Industries:
Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals
Job ID:
1951956
See the Posting Here on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/jobs/jobs-Sustainability–Life-1951956