PhD position on the intersection of Integrated Assessment Modeling and Industrial Ecology research at NTNU, Norway

Dear colleagues,

The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol) at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a PostDoc to work on the intersection of Integrated Assessment Modelling (IAM) and Industrial Ecology methods, such as Lifecycle Assessment (LCA), Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and Input-Output Analysis (IOA). The research will be undertaken in close collaboration with NTNUs Energy Transition Programme and is financed by NTNU Sustainability.

We are specifically looking for a PostDoc who has good technical modelling skills, is capable of processing large volumes of data and generating complex modelling relationships. The objective of the work is to develop and apply a combined Industrial Ecology and Integrated Assessment Modelling (based on IIASA’s MESSAGEix model) framework that allows for the simultaneous assessment of climate change mitigation and circular economy related aspects, pertaining to the transition of energy and transport sector and its interface with the materials and manufacturing sectors. While also keeping a broader perspective on other environmental indicators across multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

More detailed information can be found at Deadline for applications is 1 March 2019. Please get in touch if you have questions.

Best, Volker.


Dr. Volker Krey
Deputy Program Director, Energy Program (ENE)
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Adjunct Professor in Energy Systems Modeling
Industrial Ecology and Energy Transitions Programmes
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg (Austria)
phone: +43-2236-807415, fax: +43-2236-71313