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Specialist in sustainability assessment



Vacancy type:

New Position


Sustainability accounting and optimization

Call end:


Job description

The BETA Technology Center is formed by a young multidisciplinary team of 90 researchers, and seeks to incorporate a dynamic person, with leadership capacity and eager to be part of this project. We are looking for a specialist in evaluating the sustainability (environmental, economic and social) of products and processes.

The candidate will join the “sustainability accounting and optimization” research line as technical responsible of tasks related to sustainability assessment (life cycle, cost and social analyses) of the technologies and processes developed in the framework of several projects both European and transfer with companies. The candidate will also collaborate in the preparation of new proposals to attract new funding.


Functions and duties:
  • Technical responsible of the tasks related to the evaluation and optimization of sustainability in competitive projects: Environmental, economic and social sustainability.
  • Technical responsible in technology transfer and consulting projects with companies (both nationally and internationally) developing Environmental Product Declarations, Carbon footprints (product and organization, etc.) certifications, non-financial statements, etc.
  • Participation in the preparation of new proposals to raise new funding.


Spanish Decree on recognition of qualifications of teaching and research staff, and service staff

According to Spanish Royal Decree 889/2022, those who apply for teaching and research staff (PDI) or service staff (PAS) posts should have any qualifications issued abroad officially recognised in Spain, since such approval qualifies for the exercise of regulated professions in Spain. Research-only staff are exempt from this requirement.

  • University degree in the field: Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or similar
  • Certification of Level C1 in Catalan or commitment to obtain it.
  • Accreditation of Level B2 English or commitment to obtain it.
  • Previous participation in competitive research projects
  • Knowledge of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology and knowledge of LCA software, especially OpenLCA (also Gabi and/or SimaPro)


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or similar.
  • Knowledge of Cost Cycle Analysis and Social Life Cycle Analysis
  • Knowledge of circularity indicators
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and VBA


  • Planning and organisation
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Organisation
  • Empathy
  • Learning and use of knowledge

This job offer includes

Inclusion in the professional group Administrative and service staff (PAS)
Type of contract: permanent
Total work: full-time
Gross salary: 33.027,15 €

• Flexible working hours • Possibility of combining face-to-face work with teleworking.