Reference: 22FUBPASETCI5092

Type: New appointment

Title: Senior Technician expert in Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Analysis at the BETA Technological Center

Type of position: FUB
Academic year: 2022 - 2023

Call start: 25-10-2022
Call end: 15-11-2022

Main unit or service: None

The BETA Technology Center is formed by a young multidisciplinary team of 70 researchers, and seeks to incorporate a dynamic person, with leadership capacity and eager to be part of this project. We are looking for a specialist in evaluating the sustainability of products and processes, especially with knowledge in the agricultural sector.

The candidate will join the "sustainability accounting and optimization" research unit of the BETA Tech. Centre within the framework of the HE FOLOU project - "BRINGING KNOWLEDGE AND CONSENSUS TO PREVENT AND REDUCE FOOD LOSS AT THE PRIMARY PRODUCTION STAGE. UNDERSTANDING, MEASURING, TRAINING AND ADOPTING" as technical responsible of the tasks related to the sustainability assessment (life cycle assessment, life cycle costing and social life cycle assessment) of the technologies developed within the framework of the project (evaluation of impacts related to food losses). The candidate will also collaborate in other projects, both competitive and technology transfer projects with companies and administrations.

Functions and duties:
Specifically, the functions expected of the selected candidate are:

• Technical responsible of the tasks related to the evaluation and optimization of sustainability in competitive projects: Environmental, economic and social sustainability.

• Technical responsible in technology transfer and consulting projects with companies (both nationally and internationally) developing Environmental Product Declarations, Carbon footprints (product and organization, etc.) certifications, non-financial statements, etc.

University degree in the field
Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or similar.

Certification of Level C1 in Catalan or commitment to obtain it

Accreditation of Level B2 English or commitment to obtain it

Knowledge of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology and knowledge of LCA software, especially OpenLCA (also Gabi and/or SimaPro).

At least 3 years of previous experience in other research centers, research groups or environmental consultancies.

• PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or similar.
• Previous participation in competitive research projects
• Knowledge of Cost Cycle Analysis and Social Life Cycle Analysis
• Knowledge of circularity indicators
• Advanced knowledge of Excel and VBA
• Knowledge of programming, especially Python (Pandas, NumPy, Flask, etc.)


Success orientation


Teamwork and cooperation




User orientation


Analytical thinking

Inclusion in the professional group Administrative and service staff (PAS)
Employment contract
Type of contract: Permanent
Total work: Full-time
Gross salary: 31.695,90 €

Permanent contract Flexible working hours Possibility of combining face-to-face work with teleworking

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