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Research Associate - Decision Support Systems for a Circular Economy - JUST2CE project

University of Sheffield - Social Sciences - Management School

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £32,344 to £40,927 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 6th December 2021
Job Ref: UOS030933
 

Are you interested in working for a top-ranked Management School which has achieved accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school associations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS?

With world-class facilities, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking, we are seeking applications from ambitious, highly motivated and talented individuals who will be keen to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the Management School’s international reputation for research, teaching excellence and innovation.

The Management School offers one 30-month post-doctoral position within the H2020 project “A Just Transition towards a Circular Economy” (JUST2CE). JUST2CE aims at understanding, in a critical and thoughtful way, under which conditions a responsible, inclusive and socially just transition to a circular economy is possible and desirable, what technical, geopolitical and social factors can enable or hamper such transformation and how these aspects can contribute to the development of transitional policy measures. The project will identify enablers and barriers to CE in a number of key strategic sectors – selected among those indicated by the EU Action Plan for Circular Economy - such as food production and waste, water management, critical raw materials and production in complex global supply chains. The results of this analysis will be used to develop a decision support system and macroeconomics analytical tools to design new or improve existing CE practices. This post is specifically concerned with the development of such decision support system that will be conducted in collaboration with a software house, which is also a partner in the project.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant area and have the ability to produce high quality research publications for appropriate career stage, and experience of working in a multidisciplinary research project team.

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