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Senior Technician in the field of social sustainability/Life Cycle Assessment



Vacancy type:

New Position


Sustainability accounting and optimization

Call end:


Job description

The BETA Technology Centre is formed by a young multidisciplinary team of 100 researchers and seeks to incorporate a dynamic person, with leadership capacity and eager to be part of this project.
We are looking for a person with knowledge and experience in the field of social sustainability assessment and Life Cycle Analysis.
The candidate will join the “sustainability accounting and optimization” research line as technical responsible for tasks related to social and environmental assessments in the agri-food sector in the framework of European and national projects and the private sector.
The candidate will also collaborate in the preparation of new proposals to attract new funding.


Functions and duties:
– Technical responsible of Social Sustainability assessments and modelling for different sectors.
– Execution of tasks related to the technical management of projects (attendance to project meetings, preparation of deliverables, reports, etc.).
– Execution of tasks related to the evaluation and optimization of environmental and economic sustainability in competitive projects.
– Participation in the pre parathion 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.

  • Vocational training: Higher Level Training Cycle in Social Sciences, Sociology, Environmental Sciences or related disciplines.
  • Certification of Level C1 in Catalan or commitment to obtain it.
  • Accreditation of Level B2 English or commitment to obtain it.
  • Advanced knowledge of life cycle assessment methodology (ISO 14040/ 14044).
  • Experience Social sustainability or social life cycle assessments.
  • Previous experience in the execution of research and technology transfer projects in the field of sustainability or social sustainability .
  • Technical skills in analysing data, advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge.


– Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, sociology, environmental Sciences, or related disciplines.
– Master’s Degre or Ph.D. (will be valued in social sciences, sociology, environmental Sciences, or related disciplines.
– Experience on the social sustainability/ life cycle assessment of agro-food systems is an advantage.
– Working knowledge of LCA specialized software (OpenLCA, Gabi and /or SimaPro) will be highly valuable.


  • 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: 30.443,55 €

• Flexible working hours. • Possibility of 2 days of teleworking.