Recruitment Notice: Specially Appointed Research Fellow

The Industrial Ecology Lab at Tohoku University seeks to hire a dedicated researcher capable of contributing to the lab's ongoing research on biodiversity loss and other environmental impacts associated with agriculture, mining production, and consumption.

The research fellow will work under the lab's principal investigator Keiichiro Kanemoto. Kanemoto is widely recognized for co-developing the Eora multi-regional input-output table and applying it to environmental problems. His research has been published in prestigious journals such as Nature, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Nature Geoscience, and PNAS. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute significantly to understanding and mitigating environmental challenges.

Specifically, research will be focused on the environmental footprint of agricultural, mining commodities, and crop mapping. The successful candidate should have one or more of the following skills and knowledge:

  • Spatial data analysis or GIS
  • Environmental impact analysis and/or environmental accounting methods such as multi-regional input-output analysis and environmental footprinting
  • Familiarity with crop production and classification
  • High-level numerical programming (MATLAB, Python, Julia etc.) skill

For further details, including how to apply, please see here.

Position: Specially Appointed Research Fellow
Location: Graduate School of Environmental Studies, 468-1 Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

- A PhD in computer science, economics, environmental science, engineering, agriculture or similar field

- Programming skills in Julia, MATLAB, Python, and/or R are highly desirable

- An advanced level of spoken and written English

Number of positions: 1
Job type: Non tenure-track faculty with a fixed term contract for a maximum of 2.5 years
Starting date: From October 2023 or the earliest possible date thereafter
Application deadline: September, 30, 2023 or when an appropriate candidate is found


Keiichiro Kanemoto,

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