The researcher will develop research activities in the framework of a project financed by the CANDRIAM chair (see project description below), under the supervision of Prof. Yves De Rongé. These activities will be hosted by the LouRIM Research Institute at UCLouvain.
In the framework of this mandate, the researcher will work in the field of circular economy and valorize his·her results by publishing in high-ranking journals. The selected candidate is also expected to collaborate to the general activities of the CANDRIAM Chair (conference, writing of thematic reports, …)
The retained candidate will register and successfully follow the doctoral training at the Louvain School of Management (http://www.uclouvain.be/lsm-doctorat.html) in view of obtaining a PhD.
2-year renewable once PhD Grant
Applicants should send their files by email, with “Application Candriam grant” as a subject, to email@example.com by 31 August 2020 at the latest.
Application file must comprise a motivation letter, curriculum vitae (academic format), copy of the undergraduate and master degree, open access link to the master’s thesis or any other publication as well as two recommendation letters. All application documents will be submitted under one single document (PDF or DOC format) titled “Application PhD_SURNAME_Name”. We recommend applicants to particularly highlight their interest and experience in the research field and/or any prior scientific production. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview (on site or online) beginning of September.
For any complementary information, please contact Prof. Yves De Rongé directly at the address mentioned here above.
Sanitary, financial, climatic, demographic, economic and other crises, our occidental society model seems to have reached its limits. Solutions from the past will not be applicable to tomorrow’s world that promises to be very different in the light of the already noticeable increasing demography, environmental threats and technological disruptions. The negative externalities brought by the current model will not be sustainable in a world where 9 billion people share the finite space of our planet. To meet those numerous challenges, companies need to question their business model and seek other ways to organize their economic activities. Among many other proposed solutions, the circular economy model seems able to contribute substantially to the issues faced by companies as far as climatic change, scarcity of non-renewable resources and loss of biodiversity are concerned. The chair in circular and regenerative economy aims at developing a research project to deal with the following subjects:
1. Deep analysis of the various activity sectors (e.g. the building material sector, IT sector, healthcare, ..) in order to measure the circular economy practices, compare them with linear economy and identify the most circular companies;
2. Building of measurement indicators of the circular impact on the various sectors of the economy in order to compare companies from a same sector from a circular point of view;
3. Participation to the construction of a circular economy barometer to measure the development of circular economy practices inside European and Belgian companies
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
Management sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent
Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
|Titel||PhD Grant in Circular and Regenerative Economy|
|Employer||Université catholique de Louvain|
|Job location||Place de l'Université 1, 1348 Louvain-La-Neuve|
|Gepubliceerd||juli 2, 2020|
|Sluitingsdatum||augustus 31, 2020|
|Vakgebieden||Milieueconomie,   Industriële economie,   Civiele techniek (Civil engineering),   Industriële techniek,   Bronneneconomie,   Management  |