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About the Role
As researchers with Metabolism of Cities, we are currently working on the EU Horizon 2020 funded “CityLoops” project. In doing so, we assist 7 cities in Europe to carry out material flow analyses and circularity assessments of their sectors and cities. For the current application of the “Urban Circularity Assessment” (UCA) method, the collection, processing and analysis of data for two case study cities (Apeldoorn, NL and Bodø, Norway) and the support for three other cities will be needed.
What You're Gonna Do
As an Urban Circularity Assessment Intern, you will work together with the researchers and assist with tasks related to the method and its implementation for two case studies. Your primary focus will be on sound data identification, collection and organisation. Depending on your skills and interests, it can also branch to other parts of the project such as circular economy solutions mapping and hotspot analysis.
A good fit for this position would be a MSc student or recent graduate with:
- Strong data identification, collection, organisation and analytical skills - a real data enthusiast 🤓
- Excellent communication skills in English
- Good reading and writing (and translation) skills in Norwegian and/or Dutch
- Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and organisation
- The ability to work independently, proactively and remotely (including the use of Google documents etc.)
- Desired skills/ experience/ knowledge:
-- A foundation of knowledge (and understanding) of (urban) sustainability, urban metabolism and the circular economy
-- Ability to capture, process, analyse and visualise data
-- Background in Industrial Ecology, Material Flow Analysis, Data Analysis, systems thinking, supply chain thinking, GIS
What We Offer
The position lasts for five to six months and ideally starts in the beginning of August 2022. The internship requires four to five days of work per week (carried out remotely, but with weekly or bi-weekly meetings depending on progress). A stipend amounting to €500 per month based on 40 hours per week will be provided. We welcome people who want to take this opportunity to work on their Master's thesis or study research projects, if they can combine the two.
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