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Master M.Sc.A. LIRIDE -
CanmetMINING (NRCan)

Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada

Job Type : Master

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

Project title: Environmental Performance Of Mining Vehicles.

This master’s project is part of a research partnership with Natural Resources Canada's (NRCan's) federal agency CanmetMINES, working on the environmental issues associated with transportation and logistic in Canada's mining sector. Focusing on efforts to decarbonize mining activities in Canada, this project combines LIRIDE's LCA expertise with CanmetMINES' mining sector expertise.

The aim of this project is to assess the environmental impacts of mining vehicles used in underground and open-pit mines in Canada. This profile will also include battery-electric vehicles on the market for the mining industry, as well as the management of their batteries. The assessment of the environmental footprint of these different mining vehicles will be based on the LCA approach. The importance of this work lies not only in the conclusions that will be drawn, but also in the development of primary data that will feed into a Ph.D. project under the same initiative. The project will benefit from the active involvement of a research professional who will provide technical support in terms of data collection from the partner.


Your qualifications should include:

  • A bachelor's degree  in civil, building, mechanical, environmental engineering or similar studies with excellent grades.

  • A strong interest in modeling would be an important advantage

Your admission will be subject to the standard rules of the University of Sherbrooke (funding assured for the entire duration of the master project). The project will start as soon as possible or upon mutual agreement.


You are expected to contribute to teaching and research activities of the laboratory up to a maximum of 20% of your working time.

Daily work

The work will be carried out within an interdisciplinary team of LIRIDE, in close collaboration with the partner. The team will consist of two master’s student, two PhD students, one postdoctoral fellow and researchers. In addition, an integral part of your work is to publish your results in peer-reviewed journals and present them at international conferences.


We look forward to receiving your online application including :


Cover letter


Two references

We will begin interviewing candidates as soon as a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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