The expertise of the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on Sustainable Engineering and Ecodesign (LIRIDE) focuses on life cycle impact assessment. Internationally recognized for its scientific research, LIRIDE supports industry, SMEs, and organizations in their commitment to true sustainable development supported by life cycle assessment and the circular economy. Located at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada), LIRIDE is seeking applications for the following position.
About the role
This internship position is part of LIRIDE's partnership research activities with multiple organizations outside the university research community. The increasing number of partnership activities of the laboratory raises the need for a research professional who will act as a life cycle assessment (LCA) analyst on many projects. The projects focus on life cycle and environmental impact assessments (LCA), but can be complemented with life cycle assessments (LCA). These activities aim essentially at evaluating the sustainability of several processes, products or services. The applications are multiple and very diversified, and concern the building, energy, electronics, etc. sectors, but also to promote ecodesign in all sectors of activity.
Orientation towards high quality work
Technical and professional knowledge
Demonstrated ability to maintain strong interpersonal communication
interpersonal communication (with colleagues and research partners)
Ability to translate analytical results into concrete recommendations and
Ability to manage priorities; problem solving, analytical and
problem solving, analysis and information retrieval skills
Experience in more than one of the following areas:
Life cycle analysis
Life cycle cost analysis
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Programming skills and competencies (e.g. VBA for Excel, Python) are an asset.
Bachelor's degree and any advanced degree in engineering or equivalent
Have performed full life cycle assessments in accordance with ISO 14040-44 standards
Knowledge of carbon footprint methods
Knowledge of SimaPro software and databases used in life cycle assessment such as Ecoinvent
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
Fluency in French and English (oral and written)
Superior writing skills
Contribute to LIRIDE's research activities and participate in various research projects such as: eco-design, environmental product declaration (EPD), environmental and economic life cycle analysis.
The work will be carried out within an interdisciplinary team
Write reports and presentations in a format adapted to the needs of the research partners and intended for internal and external audiences.
Develop customized solutions and tools for implementing life cycle assessment and eco-design.
Provide occasional travel for meetings with partners.
We look forward to receiving your online application including :
We will begin interviewing candidates during the summer of 2022.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.