Contract type: Fixed term contract
Duration: 24 months
Your work environment
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.
You will be part of the LIST Environmental Research and Innovation department
As part of a Research and Technology Organization (RTO), the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department tackles some of the major environmental challenges our society is facing today, such as climate change, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, the efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control. To this end, the mission of the ERIN department is:
1) To conduct impact-driven scientific research and development, as well as technological innovation;
2) To support companies in the implementation of new environmental regulations and advise governments on determining sustainable policies for the future, with the objectives of :
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. Within the SUSTAIN Unit, the applicant will be incorporated in the Sustainable Urban and Built Environment (SUBE) research group. The activities conducted within the SUBE group tackle the whole life-cycle of built assets (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations). They mainly consist in the development and application of methods and tools supporting the transition of the construction sector towards low-carbon, sustainable built environments (incl. districts and cities), also through its further digitalisation.
The candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of researchers in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Life-Cycle Assessment and Computer Science.
She/he will contribute to the H2020 SemanticLCA research project, carried out by LIST and Cardiff University (BRE Centre in Sustainable Engineering). The project aims to attenuate and control positively the impact of our buildings and districts on the environment, by developing a new generation of life-cycle assessment (LCA) methods and tools based on Building Information Models (BIM) and Big Data.
As a post-doctoral researcher in the team, the candidate will be mainly involved in tasks associated with:
While specializing in BIM and LCA, and bringing a field expertise to the whole team, the candidate is expected to focus on Knowledge Engineering (e.g. handling semantics associated to the field of study) and Artificial Intelligence applied to the monitoring and optimized operation of sustainable buildings and districts.
Furthermore, the main responsibilities of the selected candidate will include to:
Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website www.list.lu
The application file should include: