01/07/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Early Stage Researchers: Decision-Making Methods for Circular Supply Chains (ReTraCE Project)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    The Univeristy of Sheffield
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Management sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    29/07/2021 01:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Sheffield
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    814247

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Applications are invited for a one-year Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position to be funded by the MarieSklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “ReTraCE” – Realising the Transition towards the Circular Economy” (www.retrace-itn.eu) within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

This network brings together an exceptionally strong team of world-leading experts from a wide set of beneficiaries and partners in order to achieve breakthroughs in understanding how the transition towards a Circular Economy (CE) can be realised in a successful way in the European context, both within existing organisations and industries as well as through innovative and sustainable business models. The proposed approach is inherently multi-disciplinary, drawing upon research that will advance significantly the state-of-the-art in terms of the current understanding of the applicability of the CE paradigm from Economic, Environmental and Social points of view, providing policy insights and implications for practice.

The position will be hosted by the Sheffield University Management School (UK), which is also the coordinating institution of the ReTraCE network.

Specific objectives for this specific ESR position are listed as follow:

Objectives: (i) To identify appropriate methods for including social and environmental externalities within conventional whole life cost models, in order to develop life cycle cost models for evaluating product innovations relating to the Circular Economy particularly in the context of extending product life and reuse; (ii) To utilise such techniques to perform comparisons of linear and circular production systems (for improving life-cycle costing estimates); (iii) To examine alternatives to neoclassical value theory and their relevance to the Circular Economy (for example, these may include classical and energy-based theories of value), and (iv) To contribute to the development of new approaches to value articulation in the context of the Circular Economy.

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Benefits

 

The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations for early stage researchers. The exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States).

Basic gross rates include a living allowance (€3270 per month), a mobility allowance (€600 per month) and a family allowance (€500, if applicable). ESRs will also get access to funds covering Research, Networking and Training costs.

In addition to individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences.

Eligibility criteria

Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and do not hold a doctorate. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.

The following further conditions apply:

- Conditions of international mobility of researchers: ESRs can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake physical, transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

- English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to fully engage with the ReTraCE research, training and networking activities. Participating institutions might also have specific rules in place for testing English proficiency.

Selection process

Following the closing date, we will contact you by email to let you know whether or not you have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the selection process. Due to high volume of applications we try our best to get back to applicants within two working weeks following the closing date. It is anticipated that interviews and other selection action will be held in February 2019 and full details will be provided to invited candidates. For more information application and recruitment processes visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/info

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics or a related field. Good knowledge of Environmental Accounting using techniques such as Life Cycle Assessment. Familiarity with environmental/non-market valuation is highly desirable, as is knowledge of different theories of value. 
  • Good knowledge of Environmental Accounting using techniques such as Life Cycle Assessment.
  • Familiarity with environmental/non-market valuation is highly desirable, as is knowledge of different theories of value.

Specific Requirements

  • As an ESR you will be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of your research career and would not hold a doctorate. This is measured from the date you obtained the degree which formally entitles you to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.
  • You can be of any nationality, however, you are required to undertake physical, transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of appointment at the University of Sheffield, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the past three years. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire
Sheffield
S10 2TN
University of Sheffield

EURAXESS offer ID: 659160

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