Reference: 22FUBPDIFCCITCI5655

Type: New appointment

Title: Senior researcher expert in sustainability and soil sciences at the BETA Technology Center

Type of position: FUB
Academic year: 2022 - 2023

Call start: 02-12-2022
Call end: 08-01-2023

Faculty: ----------
Degree: ----------

Teaching and research staff hours:

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 NOVAFERT project - "NOVEL PROCEDURES AND SUSTAINABLE GUIDELINES TO ENHANCE THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE FERTILISERS" as the main scientific responsible for the tasks related to the evaluation of environmental impacts (e.g., biodiversity, soil carbon sink, toxicity, soil structure and properties, etc.) of the use of alternative fertilizers. 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:
• Scientific responsible for the tasks led by CT BETA within the framework of the NOVAFERT project. Specifically:
- Bibliographic review of the best indicators and methodologies to evaluate the potential effects of alternative fertilizers (e.g., effects on soil biodiversity, soil toxicity, soil properties, soil carbon sink, etc.).
- Development of an evaluation methodology linked to previously selected environmental indicators and its relationship with traditional life cycle analysis impact categories

• Responsible for the scientific management of the project. Specifically participation/leadership of consortium meetings, preparation of deliverables, etc.

Doctorate in the field
Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or similar (mínim 3 anys des de la finalització de la tesi)

University degree in the field
Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Enineering, 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

At least 3 years of post-doctoral experience working in the field of sustainability assessment or in the field of soil and nutrient management.

Previous participation in competitive research projects.

Teaching experience at university level

Level B2 or more in languages other than English

Accreditation by an academic Quality Agency

Research experience

Knowledge of the International Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) and its tools

Knowledge of programming, especially Python (Pandas, NumPy, Flask, etc. ) and SQL

Knowledge of Cost Cycle Analysis and Social Life Cycle Analysis

Knowledge of circularity indicators

Advanced knowledge of Excel and VBA

Willingness to travel


Success orientation


Teamwork and cooperation




User orientation


Analytical thinking

Inclusion in the professional group Research staff (PDI)
Employment contract
Type of contract: Permanent
Total work: Full-time
Timetable Jornada completa
Semesters 1st and 2nd semester
Gross salary: 32.195,34 €

Contrato indefinido Horario laboral flexible Posibilidad de combinar trabajo presencial y teletrabajo

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