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Circular economy and business models - Belgium  

KU Leuven (company)


Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

  • The postdoc is expected, among other things, to set up and analyze a large scale survey in Belgium to investigate consumers’ willingness to adopt more circular economy business models using choice modeling techniques.
  •  The research will be based on concrete case studies which will be studied together with the other researchers, and in close collaboration with the Flemish administration.

  • You should have obtained a PhD in Economics, Business Engineering, Applied or Business Economics, Management or in (Bio)Engineering with a strong interest in economics. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable experience in using monetary valuation methods for environmental goods and services, in particular choice modeling techniques. 
  • You should show a strong interest in sustainability issues and global challenges like circular economy and climate change as well as policy design. 
  • But most importantly, you should share our enthusiasm for excellent academic scientific research. 
  • You have a strong interest in quantitative research methods (formal micro-economic modeling) and statistical techniques. 
  • Proficiency in English and good presentation skills are a prerequisite, knowledge of Dutch, both spoken and written, is considered a plus. 
  • Good project management, team spirit and soft skills are important for interaction with stakeholders of the project and other team members.
  • As a postdoc we also expect that you engage in writing new project proposals in the field of circular economy.

  • The contract is initially for one year, with extension possible for another 8 months (20 months in total). 
  • You will be hosted in the research department CEDON (Center for Economics and Corporate Sustainability) of the Faculty Economics and Business.
  • We provide IT equipment and a budget for attending conferences. 
  • The indicative salary is about 4,000 Euros/month, before tax.