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Position Openings

Applications are invited for one fully-funded Ph.D. student position in the area of industrial ecology at Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN. The candidate will be advised by Prof. Hua Cai and work on advancing life cycle assessment methods.

Successful candidates should have an outstanding record of scholarship, and knowledge and skills as described below:

  • Experience with risk assessment (e.g., Chemical Risk Assessment and Ecological Risk Assessment)
  • Experience with life cycle impact assessment (LCIA)
  • Basic programing skills using R or Python (preferred but not required)

Applicants who are interested should contact Prof. Hua Cai via email ( attaching the following items, in a single PDF:

  • A cover letter detailing the candidate’s experience relevant to the position and career goals
  • A detailed CV with a list of publications and presentations
  • Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts
  • Complete contact information for three references