Contract type: Permanent contract
Strategic interest for the research department
The Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) Unit of the Environmental Research and Innovation department (ERIN) of LIST is developing knowledge, transferable (software) technologies and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability and toxicological risks of human driven systems. Its final purpose is to foster sustainable, technology driven eco-innovation in industry and to support sustainability-oriented policy-making. In particular, the Unit is developing new metrics to assess the sustainability of large scale systems (like cities or regions), in particular when challenged by public policies, and the support provided by ecosystems services to human activities, under the umbrella of Circular Economy.
To this aim, the Unit already has strong skills in different mathematical modelling techniques including optimization, input-output modelling, multi-criteria analysis, agent-based modelling, stock-flow model frameworks, system dynamics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
We are currently missing expertise in economics and in particular ecological economics applied to the assessment of Sustainable Finance systems, which is taking momentum at international level and in particular in Luxembourg.
In order to sustain the research developments with solid economic background, also in relation to circular economy business models, and to strengthen their impact, we are looking for a senior researcher able to build a research stream on the monetisation of environmental impacts, in particular in relation to the sustainability assessment of “sustainable finance” instruments (e.g. green bonds and natural resources investing), ecosystem services, and circular economy business models.
The incumbent is supposed to apply these developments to business cases on Sustainability in the broader field of Smart Manufacturing and Smart Cities. The expertise we are looking for is therefore strategic and central in the short and medium term for the mission and development of the RDI Unit.
We are looking for a scientist with several years-experience in the field of ecological economics. The successful applicant will mainly be asked to:
In order to reach these ambitious missions, the following competencies are welcomed:
Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website www.list.lu
The application file should include:
Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department