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Postdoc in Waste Management and Resource Circulation at Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in sustainable development. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for 2 years in Denmark. Applicants should apply before April 10, 2020.

DTU Environment, Section for Residual Resource Engineering, seeks one or more post docs in relation to evaluation of resource recovery and circular solutions involving residual resources such as waste from households, industry, agriculture and commercial activities. The research area involves focus on a wide range of aspects related to recycling, utilizing and managing residual resources, such as waste material characterization, assessment of resource quality, material flows in society, assessment of integrated technologies and resource systems, including material flow analysis, life cycle assessment and costing of associated systems. The intention is to provide the necessary platform for society to reach a more sustainable approach to resource consumption and recycling.

The postdoc(s) will contribute to a range of research and scientific advice projects within the area. The responsibilities may involve sampling and physico-chemical characterisation of residues and waste materials, environmental life cycle assessment and life cycle costing, development and evaluation of recycling indicators, material flow assessment at national and European scales, including assessment of both individual technologies as well as entire systems. Contribution to a range of externally funded projects is expected and activities may be adjusted according to the needs in these projects.

Candidates should have a PhD degree within environmental engineering or equivalent. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate hands-on experiences with a) life cycle assessment via the LCA model EASETECH, b) material flow analysis, and preferably c) sampling and characterisation of solid waste materials. Communication in Danish is considered a plus as the activities involve close interaction with Danish partners.

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The employment period is 2 years with Lyngby Campus as workplace. Starting date is as soon as possible.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Thomas Fruergaard Astrup, tel.: +45 4525 1558.

Please submit your online application no later than10 April 2020 (23:59 local time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must includes

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian rsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


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