Life cycle assessment of Carbon Negative Technologies

Job Type
Job Rank
Job Institution
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Job Description

The Hicks research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to work on multiple projects around carbon negative materials. The ideal candidate would have experience conducting life cycle assessment using tools such as SimaPro. These projects are funded through the US Department of Energy and thus preference is given to candidates who are US citizens.

The Hicks research group focuses on the environmental impacts and sustainability implications of emerging technologies. With a focus on how human behavior has the potential to shift the environmental impacts of emerging technologies.

-Conduct LCA using SimaPro on multiple early stage carbon negative processes and products
-Prepare manuscripts presenting the results of LCA studies conducted
-Mentor graduate and undergraduate students
-Contribute to a positive research group culture, including attending research team meetings and outings
-Present work at national and international conferences

Required Education, Experience, and Skills
-PhD in an appropriate STEM based field
-Evidence of experience conducting LCA, which may be demonstrated via authored publications
-Evidence of ability to write at a technical level in English, which may be demonstrated via authored publications

Annual expected salary of $60,000 per year including benefits such as health insurance (…). This position is currently expected to be one year in duration, however, there will be the potential for extension based on performance and funding.

Application Procedure
Email Associate Professor Hicks (hicks5(at), with a copy of your CV and a 1 page statement of research interest. Recruitment will occur on a rolling basis, with a preference for a candidate able to start in Fall 2024.