Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services.
Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence on the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the possibility to work from where ever it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.
The promotion of sustainable bioeconomy requires quantitative assessment of environmental and other sustainability impacts of existing and evolving production and consumption systems. Both detailed life cycle assessment (LCA) at product and brand level are needed as well as wider LCA-based system analysis for political decision making. Due to increasing demand for sustainability assessment by companies, also ict-based LCA-services will be needed to fulfil these needs. LCA is a strong and established tool for sustainability assessment purposes, but still continuous method development is needed and Luke is highly ambitious in that field.
In response to these challenges, Luke opens a position for a permanent Senior Scientist or Scientist in the field of life cycle assessment to our dynamic group. We work in domestic and international networks and from the grassroot level in agriculture, forestry and new bioeconomy areas to the wider societal research questions to support industries and political decision making and provide information for society in general. Sustainability Science and Indicators group applies and develops life cycle assessment methodology for environmental, economic and social impact assessment in the area of bioeconomy. A project portfolio includes customer projects applying the recent achievements of science to serve customers´ needs, academic projects with the aim of methodology development and projects with other aims i.e. supporting decision making by scientific knowledge. The specific tasks of Senior Scientist or Scientist include 1) project work in research and customer projects from data mining and modelling, to reporting and communication of the results, 2) project leading, 3) project planning and general customer work, 4) general expert work (working with networks, both scientific, industry and governance, as well as media), and 5) tutoring new personnel in LCA field. Some travelling is needed.
To perform the tasks successfully you should have a preferably doctoral or master level degree on natural, engineering, economic or corresponding academic subject and experience in applying LCA and at least 5 years working experience in the field.
Understanding agriculture, forestry and/or other bioeconomy areas is required. We expect you to have experience on SimaPro or another LCA modelling program. Basic level mathematical skills are required. Some knowledge in i.e statistics, other modelling than LCA, and corresponding skills are considered as an advantage.
We appreciate strong track record in managing research or customer projects and in publishing and disseminating research results. Project leading skills are appreciated. Fluent English language (oral and written) skills are vital and Finnish language skills are appreciated.
Good networking skills are appreciated as well. Experience on participation in international research networks and collaboration with industrial stakeholders are considered to be an ad-vantage. Positive and ambitious attitude towards both customer and high-level academic work is essential.
Form of employment: Permanent employment
Scope: Office work
Commencement: 01/11/2019or according to the contract
Last application date: 02/10/2019 16:00
Reference number: 30-293-2019
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You may also apply for this position by submitting your application to the address below. The job reference of the role must be cited both in the actual application and on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.
00790 Helsinki, FINLAND
Please attach your curriculum vitae and your publication list to the application.
The position is at complexity level 9-11 (Senior Scientist) or 8-9 (Scientist) in Lukes salary system. Therefore, the position-specific salary component is EUR 3540.52 - 4412.00 (Senior Scientist) or EUR 3131.07 - 3540.52 (Scientist) per month. In addition to the position-specific salary component, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. It can be at most 50% of the position-specific salary component. The applicant may also present a separate salary request.
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|Title||Research Scientist (Senior Scientist/Scientist), LCA|
|Employer||Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)|
|Job location||Latokartanonkaari 9, FI-00790 Helsinki|
|Published||September 12, 2019|
|Application deadline||October 2, 2019|
|Job types||Researcher,   Research assistant  |
|Fields||Environmental Economics,   Agronomy,   Forestry,   Agricultural Economics  |