We are seeking a research assistant or postdoc to conduct eco-efficiency assessment of the proposed water technology deployments. Eco-efficiency builds on established concepts for environmental life-cycle assessment and economic evaluation.
Responsibilities and tasks
You will be responsible for performing the eco-efficiency assessment of a number of concrete cases and thereupon develop a novel method for eco-efficiency screening of water technologies in the food industry. Your tasks include:
- Contact project partners and in collaboration with them describe proposed systems for increasing water efficiency.
- Together with project partners collect and structure environmental and economic data for proposed water technology deployments.
- Establish mass and energy flows for the proposed systems
- Conduct life-cycle impact assessment and analyse economic key values
- Evaluate the proposed systems and suggest a method for fast screening of similar systems
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or equivalent (for a research assistant) or a PhD degree or equivalent (for a postdoc).
We will prefer candidates experienced in life-cycle assessment and LCA modelling tools. You have an interest in environmental and water systems and the quantification of sustainability. Knowledge of economic analysis and economic evaluation such as cost-benefit analysis is an advantage. We expect you to be fluent in English (speaking/writing) and should be able to navigate and search for information in Danish technical reports.
You will work in collaboration with experienced researchers and engineers within water treatment and environmental assessment of water systems. We expect you you to be self-motivated, take personal responsibility for the project and actively seek advice and help regarding challenges met.
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.
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
The period of employment is 6-12 months depending on your qualifications. We hope to start the employment as soon as possible.
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Martin Rygaard, tel.: +45 25333188.
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 include:
- Application (cover letter)
- Diploma (MSc)
- Diploma (PhD, if postdoc)
- Examples of conducted LCAs/economic assessments
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specialising in water, environmental engineering and sustainability in Europe. The department is working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers.
Our Section Urban Water Systems focusses on sustainable management of the urban water cycle with respect to its quantity and quality. Scientific topics include: Water supply, Storm water management, Systems analysis, Climate change impact and adaptation
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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 Ørsted 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.
Deadline: 26 April 2020
Unit: DTU Environment
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Post expires on Sunday April 26th, 2020