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
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 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, …)
2-year Post-doc grant including Belgian social security
Applicants should not have worked in Belgium for more than 12 months during the 36 previous months of the contract.
Applicants should send their files by email, with « application Candriam grant » as a subject, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August 2020 at the latest.
Application file must contain a motivation letter, curriculum vitae (academic format), copy of master and PhD degrees, open access link to the PhD thesis, list of scientific articles published so far and under preparation, as well as two recommendation letters. All documents must be submitted in one single document (PDF or DOC format) titled “Application PostDoc_SURNAME_Name”. Applicants are advised to particularly highlight their research experience and interest in the field. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview (on site or online) beginning of September.
For any further information, please contact Prof. Yves De Rongé at the email address mentioned here above
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
4 - 10
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
Management sciences: PhD or equivalent
|Titel||Post-doc 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,   Bronneneconomie,   Management  |