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Job Description

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) is a non-profit global institution dedicated to independent research and advisory into energy economics, policy, technology and the environment across all types of energy. KAPSARC’s mandate is to advance the understanding of energy challenges and opportunities facing the world today and tomorrow, through unbiased, independent, and high-caliber analysis for the benefit of society, and the Center is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

KAPSARC seeks an analytically strong researcher to lead and contribute to life cycle assessment (LCA) studies of transport fuels and systems. The objective would be to provide quantitative results for energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, criteria air pollutant emissions, and water stress across the life cycles of transport fuels and systems.

Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in environmental science, engineering, or other related field with coursework and/or research experience in life cycle analysis of transport fuels and systems. A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree is acceptable if research maturity in the field is demonstrated through experience.


  • Experience with LCA modeling platforms such as GREET, openLCA, SimaPro, or GaBi preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and publish peer-reviewed journal publications is a plus.
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Good communication skills and enthusiastic team player
  • Collect and synthesize information to conduct LCA studies.
  • Further develop analytical models and tools to provide quantitative results on LCA studies of transport fuels and systems.
  • Use LCA analytical skills to provide insights to support policy development, and to analyze the impact of decisions on the transport system, the economy, the environment and society.
  • Communicate results to stakeholders through well-designed presentations as advisory support.
  • Publish peer-reviewed journal articles and discussion papers.
  • Present results at conferences and workshops.

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