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North Carolina State University and the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory are collaborating to evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of a series of functionally equivalent, mixed-use, 12 story buildings. These buildings will be constructed out of different materials including cross-laminated timber (CLT), a similar all-concrete building, and two hybrid buildings using a combination of wood and non-wood materials. The successful candidate will lead the environmental life cycle analysis component of the work.

Specifically, the researcher will help quantify the cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of constructing these “functionally-equivalent” buildings from materials with very different environmental attributes. The position requires a PhD in Engineering, Architecture, Forestry, Natural Resources, or a related discipline. Preferred skills and experience include,

  • Demonstrated experience with environmental life cycle analysis.
  • Structural or architectural engineering background.
  • Demonstrated experience with commercially available life cycle analysis tools and data.
  • Experience with uncertainty analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting research findings at scientific conferences, with a focus on life cycle analysis of materials or building systems.
  • Knowledge of issues and processes related to natural resources, environmental management and sustainability, or building systems modeling.
  • Experience with mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to cooperate closely with the group.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-5575.

$47,000 - $50,000

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