PhD Candidate Industrial Ecology | Eit-raw Materials Project Physical Accounts of Raw Material Stock and Flow Information Service

Outstanding international students are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in environmental sciences at Leiden University. This position is available for 4 years. Applications should be sumbmitted as soon as possible.

Our push toward newer forms of clean energy and increasing technological advancement drive a growing need for (critical) materials in society. In order to improve their reuse potential and minimize overall waste, we require a thorough understanding of how these materials flow through the industrial and residential sectors, including their inclusion in various products and their current stocks in the anthroposphere. We are looking for 2 Ph.D. students to join our team at the CML-Industrial Ecology (IE) department to work within the EIT-Raw Materials project "Physical AccouNts Of RAw MAterial stock and flow information service" (PANORAMA) starting ultimately per 1 January 2019. These new members will interact with various EU partners to analyse the vast amounts of data for various materials and assess their production and fate within the European Union.

The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are driven by curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor's and twelve master's programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 1,300 staff and almost 4,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden's Bio Science Park, one of Europe's biggest science parks, where university and business life come together. The Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) is positioned in the Faculty of Sciences. The core business of CML is to perform research and education in the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Sciences. CML has two Departments: Industrial Ecology (CML-IE) and Conservation Biology (CML-CB). Presently, over 90 FTE (including postdocs and PhDs) are employed at CML. CML collaborates with the TU Delft and Erasmus University (Rotterdam) in the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability (LDE-CfS) and Centre for Metropoles and Mainports (LDE-CMM).

We offer a 1-year position with the possibility of extension to 4 years based on performance. Salary rangesfrom2,266 gross per month in the first year to 2,897 gross per month in the fourth year based on a full-time position (pay scale P in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

LeidenUniversityis strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries can be made to Dr Jos Mogolln, email, Dr Bernhard Steubing, email, or Professor Arnold Tukker, email

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 6 November 9.00 - 13.00 CET and Friday 9 November 8.30 - 12.30 CET (Leiden or The Hague). You are kindly requested to be available on these dates.


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