Postdoctor position on sustainable sanitation systems modellingSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences
We are looking for a postdoc to strengthen our research on sustainability assessments of technologies for resource-recovery from urban organic waste, i.e. wastewater fractions and organic solid waste.
The postdoc will (1) Develop and apply new transdisciplinary methods for sustainability analysis with a focus on resource recovery (2) Increase knowledge of trade-offs between different sustainability aspects (3) Develop guidance through systems modelling for transitioning to sanitation systems with increased resource efficiency and equitable access for all.
We are particularly interested in individuals working at the nexus of sustainability, wastewater infrastructure, systems modeling, and policy. The postdoc must have a demonstrated proficiency in systems thinking and system dynamics modeling, the ability to collaborate with a broad domain of stakeholders, and experience in assessing and distilling technical information into influential policy tools to inform decision-making processes.
The candidate should have a PhD in technology or engineering, which clearly connects to waste/wastewater management or resource-recovery. Fluency in English, both oral and written, is a requirement.
In the assessments of candidates, we will focus especially on technical systems modelling skills (systems thinking, system dynamics modelling, agent- based modelling, etc.), experience with modelling technology transitions and/or innovation adoption, experience developing social science instruments and incorporating collected data into models, ability to formulate policy- related resources, and a proven track record of publishing, grant writing and academic work individually and as part of a team.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics and personal suitability such as the ability to work together, analytical and problem-solving ability as well as the ability to work independently.
The application should contain:
· Cover letter describing yourself, your academic interests and your motivation for applying for the position (maximum 2 A4 pages);
· CV describing your education, publications, relevant work experience, etc.;
· Contact information for two references;
· Copy of your PhD certificate;