The Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) Unit of the Environmental Research and Innovation department (ERIN) of LIST is developing knowledge, transferable technologies (software and lab models) and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability of human driven systems, with particular focus on manufacturing industry, (renewable) energy production and distribution systems and land-
territorial management. Its final purpose is to foster sustainable, technology driven eco-innovation in industry and to support sustainability-oriented policy-making.
The SUSTAIN Unit empowers innovation via four expertise areas : 1) life cycle sustainability assessment 2) environmental health 3) sustainable energy systems and 4) environmental policies (EPs).
You will join the SUSTAIN Unit and you will lead the environmental policies (EPs) research development and innovation group, which counts today about nine people.
The group provides RDI based support to national and EU authorities as well as companies (especially SMEs) in the definition, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies and related technologies, e.
g. on chemicals, waste, industrial installations (national Commodo law) and soil. This support includes, among others, the preparation of tools, methods and guidelines for companies and authorities, Helpdesk services (high reactivity support), knowledge transfer (via the Betriber&Emwelt platform) and the provision of regulatory expertise (opinions, reports, analyses).
Your mission is to manage and leverage the EPs RDI Group to develop and maintain a sustainable project portfolio supporting national and EU authorities as well as companies in defining and implementing environmental policies.
Thanks to proven project management and proposals definition experiences, you will accelerate the growth of the group activities.
In this context your tasks will mainly be, but not limited to :
Project definition and group management :
Implement the group’s strategy and adapt it if required
Dissemination, valorisation and Strategy :
Scientific and Technology Excellence :
Beside these responsibilities and missions, the Group Leader shall continue to build his / her scientific and technological knowledge and directly contribute to projects relying on his / her high level of expertise.