Transition Scenarios for Integrated Sustainable Production Solutions
Junior Research Position at the University of Grenoble (France)
G-SCOP Laboratory is looking for a post-doctoral candidate to will join its Product-Process Conception team working on Sustainable Production Models research area.
The French national research project, servINNOV, is funded by the French Government, from mid-2012 to mid-2016. The University of Grenoble (G-SCOP Laboratory, France) participates, together with other French Universities and many industrial SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises). The project covers the field of sustainable Product Service Systems (PSS). PSS replace the traditional sale of products by services that provide the same functionalities. The products used in PSS remain the property of the PSS supplier who keeps their responsibility. As well as improving competitiveness of the companies and insuring their survival in a global world, significant environmental gains are expected from this type of industrial organisation. However the passage towards PSS is not always easy. Scenarios have been identified as an appropriate means to understand the issues and organise transition to this new economical model. Their role can be very important to reach really sustainable PSS.
Amongst the aims of servINNOV is the development of a methodology to create scenarios adapted to the PSS transition problematic. The scenarios will support the SMEs in their transition by clarifying their approach. They will help construct a vision of the possible organisational choices and alternatives as well as the implementation and operation of the PSS offering. They must lead the SMEs to sustainable industrial production systems. The methods will be applied to case studies together with the SME project partners.
The fellow will also participate in other research projects of the team, on subjects concerning usage for eco-conception.
The ideal candidate would:
Other valuable know-how and skills include:
Contact: Professor Peggy Zwolinski : firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of update July 12, 2013