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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity -  Circular Manufacturing

The Systems Analysis Research Group at Northwestern University led by Dr. Jennifer Dunn seeks a postdoctoral researcher to develop and apply a life cycle analysis (LCA) framework for circular manufacturing.  The researcher will work with a prototype system in development that prints sensors using biomass-derived inks and uses the sensors to monitor and optimize growing conditions for high-performing inks.  This NSF-funded project called MADE PUBLIC is a core element of an interdisciplinary project team that is exploring the science of producing these sensors ranging from plant physiology to ink formulation and sensor printing.  The project involves integration of machine learning techniques into LCA.  Based at Northwestern University, it will involve interaction with team members at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Illinois, and Northwestern faculty in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.

Desired background: Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field. Experience with LCA is desired.  Additional desired qualifications include experience with Python. Good oral and written communication skills are also required.  Please email your CV to to apply.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.