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PhD position: The dynamic environmental and economic impacts of circular economy Leuven Belgium,  


Posted on : 23 May 2017

Project Description

ProjectThe objective of this particular PhD is to study the interaction between the changing economic context and the resource and environmental drivers for circular economy. How can economic models for the circular economy better take the dynamics of material flows and environmental impacts into account, and how can environmental assessments better reflect the consequences of changing markets. In other words, the dynamics of the system in which the studied product or product life cycle is embedded, will be considered. The work will elaborate on sustainability modelling frameworks, including MFA, consequential LCA, LCSA, economic modelling and use this models to study the effects of policy instruments. The research will be based on concrete case studies of material/product life cycles which will be studied together with the other researchers of SuMMa+, and in close collaboration with the Flemish administration.ProfileYou have a Master of Science in Engineering (Engineering Science or Bioscience Engineering, with strong interest in economics) or EconomicsYou should show a strong interest in sustainability issues and global challenges like circular economy as well as in policy design. Specific expertise in one or more of the following areas is an asset: LCA, MFA, economic modelling, environmental LCCYou have a scientific, critical attitude and you are interested in multidisciplinary research You have good communication and presentation skills, proficient in English. Knowledge of Dutch, both spoken and written, is considered a plusYou have an independent working style Experience as a researcher is welcome but not mandatoryOfferWe offer a research position for

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3000 Leuven Belgium

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