School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

Job description

The work consists of conducting life cycle assessments (LCA) of a variety of sport and outdoor products (for example, bicycles, workout clothes, electronic devices) as part of a research project aiming to study the climate impact of consumption patterns related to sport and outdoor products. The focus is on participants of events: both travel and consumption patterns in direct connection to the event as well as consumption connected to preparation and training before events. Since climate impacts from sport and outdoor products have only been studied to limited extent, the results will be important research contributions. The variety of products that will be studied will require making simplifications to the LCAs. This simplification requires well-founded decisions to strike a balance between level of detail and accuracy of results.

The applicant will be in charge of communication and data collection from contact persons at a variety of sport and outdoor brands. Further work tasks include organizing data and results analyses in a systematic manner and potentially contribute to the writing of scientific articles.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • An opportunity to contribute to scientific publications. 
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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  • Degree on advanced level within environmental systems analysis, industrial ecology or similar
  • Course in LCA at university (equivalent to 7,5 Swedish credits)
  • Proficiency in LCA and documented experience of successfully conducting an LCA (e.g. master’s thesis) and shown that you are capable of independently collecting and analyzing LCA data, making well-founded decisions, presenting and interpreting results.
  • Proficiency in communicating in English (speaking and writing) since it is essential for the daily work.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in collaborating with environmental sustainability with recipients within organizations and companies.
  • Good knowledge about sport and outdoor activities and products.
  • Experience and proficiency in working with LCA software, either: SimaPro or openLCA
  • Good knowledge about sport and outdoor activities and products
  • Proficiency in communicating in Swedish

You have the ability to independently plan and prioritize your tasks and enjoy collaborating and creating good relationships with both internal and external partners.

We believe that you are creative, curious, organized and good at finalizing projects.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.


Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  3. Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  4. If available; report from previous work with LCA.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 4 months with access September 1st or according to agreement.

Other information

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment September 1st, 2023 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2023-1439
  • Anna Björklund,
Published 22.May.2023
Last application date 12.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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