Job Opportunities

The Center for Industrial Ecology is currently hiring this academic year. Please see the postings below.  



Summer Position Available for Student

Summer Position Available for Student
Center for Industrial Ecology - EPR & Journal of Industrial Ecology
Reid Lifset

The Center for Industrial Ecology seeks to hire a student for a summer position to participate in an extensive literature review of published research on extended producer responsibility (EPR) being prepared for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). EPR is an environmental policy strategy in which a producer's responsibility for a product is extended to the post-consumer stage of a product's life cycle. EPR policy seeks to shift responsibility (physically and/or economically; fully or partially) upstream toward the producer and away from municipalities, and (2) to provide incentives to producers to incorporate environmental considerations in the design of their products.

The Summer Associate will identify, summarize and characterize peer-reviewed and related literature on EPR under the supervision of Reid Lifset.  In addition, the summer associate will perform several tasks related to the management of the Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE) including:

  • marketing the JIE to environmental, business and other professional audiences
  • analyzing data on journal performance 
  • administering and enhancing the JIE's manuscript tracking database
  • enhancing the use of social media to promote the journal
  • enhancing and updating website
  • preparing articles for publication

The Journal of Industrial Ecology <> is an international, peer-reviewed bimonthly on industry & the environment.  It is owned by Yale University, headquartered at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and published by Wiley-Blackwell. It is the world leader in the field of industrial ecology.

This job is especially appropriate for students with interests in industry and the environment, environmental policy, and/or publishing.  The offices of the Center for Industrial Ecology are located in New Haven, CT.

The position will pay about $15.00/hr and will run  ~ 10 weeks.  Scheduling is flexible.  The job can start as soon as the applicant is available.

For further information, please contact Reid Lifset at <>.