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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Multi-regional input-output modeling
Qatar University

Date Posted Mar. 6, 2024
Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Multi-regional input-output modeling
University Qatar University
Doha, Qatar, Qatar
Department College of Engineering
Application Deadline Mar. 31, 2024
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Post-Doc
  • Transportation Engineering
    Sustainable Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available at Qatar University on a project aimed at developing an MRIO models for Qatar, particularly aiming to create greenhouse gas emission inventories for transportation sectors. The postdoctoral research fellow will play a key role in integrating MRIO modeling techniques for creation of national environmental impact inventories.


  • Oversee the collection, management, and processing of raw data from various sources. This includes cleaning, standardizing data, and developing MRIO tables to support the creation of the MRIO_Lab Suit (software/platform) for carbon footprint quantification.
  • Construct and refine the hybrid carbon footprint model by integrating MRIO and life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies. Conduct environmental impact assessments to estimate the effects of GHG emissions and other climatic stressors.
  • Write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and technical reports summarizing research completed.
  • Present research findings at academic conferences and project meetings
  • Provide guidance to graduate students involved in the project.


  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Civil Engineering or a related field such as Industrial Ecology.
  • Proficiency in handling large datasets is crucial. The researcher must be skilled in collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data from various sources (e.g., UN ComTrade database, Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics). This includes experience with database management, data conversion, and preparation of standardized formats for analysis. Proficiency in data analysis software and programming languages (e.g., Python, R, SQL) is essential for manipulating and analyzing complex datasets, as well as creating MRIO (Multi-Regional Input-Output) tables.
  • The candidate should have direct experience with MRIO models and familiarity with related software and tools (e.g., OpenLCA, Ecoinvent database). This includes the ability to perform multinational input-output analysis, sectoral disaggregation, and hybrid carbon footprint modeling. The researcher should be capable of integrating environmental data with economic models to assess the carbon footprint of different sectors and technologies.
  • The candidate should have a strong background in environmental science and engineering, with specific knowledge related to carbon footprint analysis, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and climate change impact assessments. This includes understanding the principles of life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon accounting, and environmental impact assessment methodologies.
  • Given the collaborative nature of the project, involving interaction with other researchers, industry experts, and international teams, strong interpersonal and communication skills are vital. The ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team, communicate complex technical information clearly, and contribute to joint publications and reports is essential.
  • The candidate must be proficient in technical writing, with the ability to contribute to scientific papers, technical reports, and project documentation. This includes the skills to synthesize research findings, develop comprehensive environmental impact reports, and contribute to the dissemination of results through academic journals and conferences.

College/Department Profile:

Qatar University Profile

Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education in the country and, consequently, enjoys the enthusiastic support of its government and citizens. With vibrant undergraduate and emerging graduate programs, the University offers the widest array of academic and community outreach programs and research related to national needs and priorities. Qatar University has an international faculty dedicated to the education of its 15,000+ students and, increasingly, to building strong graduate programs and research capabilities with emphasis on addressing national and regional needs and priorities. The University is located in Doha, Qatar, a vibrant modern city that welcomes visitors and residents from around the globe.

Qatar University is based in Doha, Qatar, and the selected applicant is expected to be based there. Qatar University is a leading research institution in the Middle East, with 10 interdisciplinary research centers, over 133 research collaborations with leading institutions across the world.

For more on Qatar University, please visit more on Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center, please visit For more on Doha, Qatar, please visit

College Profile

Established in 1980, the College of Engineering offers degree programs in the fields of Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial and Systems, Computer Science and Computer Engineering with the primary goal of preparing Qatari engineers with outstanding scientific and technical competencies to enable them to participate and contribute in the various aspects of the country.

Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center (QTTSC)

QTTSC was established in 2012 as a research entity in the State of Qatar that provides guidance and consultation to improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of transportation and traffic for Qatar with a global presence. It fulfills the role of the university to advance knowledge and contribute to the needs and aspiration of the society with regards to the field of transportation.

Salary and Benefits

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • The annual tax-free payment is $56000 US plus competitive benefits according to Qatar University HR policy.
  • Annual economy air ticket allowance to the home country as per quotation from Qatar Airways for the employee, accompanying spouse and up to two children (under 18 years of age) “similar to QU HR policy for academic staff”
  • Annual paid vacation for 35 calendar days. Permission for vacation will be given in accordance with work needs in the research project.
  • Health insurance for the employee accompanying spouse and up to two children (under 18 years of age) “similar to QU HR policy for academic staff”.
  • Qatar University provides furnished accommodation on campus to this position at no charge (Free accommodation).

How to apply

Required Documents:                      

  • Cover letter (Please explain how your background and skills match the desired qualifications posted in the position announcement)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.

How to Apply:                      

Please zip the application materials in a single file (or combine in a single .pdf) and email it to Dr. Nuri Onat at

The deadline for the applications is 31st of March 2024. The position starts on Fall 2024 term at Qatar University. The position is for 2 years.

  • Qatar University is committed to the belief that diversity is one of the institution's greatest strengths as an intellectual community, that represents a key for educational success and excellence. A campus that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion enhances the experience for every member in the University in either the learning or working environment. Qatar University considers diversity as one of Core Values of the University in achieving its vision and mission, as it embraces diversity that respects religious and cultural tenants, and considers a diverse faculty and student body a source of strength that enriches its educational and work environment.

    In seeking to achieve a diverse, equal and inclusive environment, Qatar University embraces a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, of all nationalities, cultures, colors, religions, and different age groups, and prohibits any form of discrimination against any of its members in teaching, learning, research or any services provided by the University. The University is committed to providing equal opportunities and ensuring every individual is treated fairly without regard to race, gender, nationality, age, disability, religion, political belief or social origins. The University is also committed to ensure that existing members as well as applicants for either employment or admission are treated on an equal basis and judged solely by reference to their qualifications, abilities, and skills, based on the legislations in the approved and effective bylaws and policies.

    This webpage highlights the University’s efforts and practices towards achieving a sustainable environment that is committed to providing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to all members.

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Contact Information

  • Nuri Onat
    College of Engineering
    Qatar University
    PO Box 2713
    Doha, Qatar


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