Project Assistant

apply before June 2, 2024

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Are you interested in sustainability of the urban built environment? We offer a project assistant position that will allow to deepen your knowledge and actively develop new understandings of how to increase the circularity and sustainability of the construction sector, focusing on the extensive quantities of resources accumulated in the built environment.

The successful candidate will be part of an international JPI ERA-Net project team and is expected to be able to collaborate with and address end-users as real demand owners and incorporate their needs into analytical methods. The position involves supporting the Sustainable Building research group in: the development of a tool to quantify and visualize the flows and stocks of materials in urban built environments in city case studies, in particular, construction materials, elements, and components; Identifying and retrieving primary data on built environment projects; characterizing the stocks of materials in Sweden; developing communication and dissemination material; and support the organization of meetings and events.

The research group ‘Sustainable building’ deals with concepts, tools and strategies to enhance the sustainability performance of construction materials, building products, road infrastructures, and entire cities. As a project assistant in the Sustainable Building group, you will be part of a team of architecture-, engineering-, and innovation researchers working actively with co-creation processes and analytical methods towards a more sustainable and circular built environment.

Applicants should have a master’s degree in architectural or civil engineering, industrial ecology, environmental engineering. We are seeking a self-motivated candidate with analytical and creative problem-solving skills, with experience in systems thinking, and with knowledge in the fields of architecture, construction engineering and urban planning. The applicant should also be able to work with partners from different countries and have relevant experience in projects in the context of urban systems and circular economy.


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