Sunday, June 13, 2021

Postdoc in Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Waste and Resource Systems


Wishing to join forces with one of the internationally leading research groups within life cycle assessment modeling of waste management systems and technologies? Here is an opportunity to be part of our group and contribute with state-of-the-art assessment modeling, e.g. involving environmental life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, material flow analysis, and circularity analysis, with focus on resource circularity and circular economy. We work on a wide range of waste types and fractions, e.g. food waste, plastic, metals, textiles, and mixed residual waste, from the perspective of individual technologies to full systems.

Our studies are centered around the leading life cycle assessment model EASETECH ( and material flow analysis principles. We provide in-depth and well-documented studies that continuously pushes the boundaries for life cycle assessment of waste. We seek 1 or 2 Postdocs for our groups. We want you to be our new colleague.  

Responsibilities and qualifications
You are a responsible, organized and structured person with state-of-the-art and documented experience within consequential life cycle assessment modeling of waste systems, waste technologies, and circular economy solutions such as recovery, recycling and utilization. You should have solid experience with inventory data collection and modeling, data quality and uncertainty analysis, and robust interpretation of results.

We expect the successful candidate to take responsibility for externally funded research projects, contribute as key contact to external partners, ensure deliverables of high quality, as well as contribute to knowledge sharing in the group, co-supervision of student projects, teaching and external dissemination. Experience with EASETECH is considered a benefit.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
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 Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 1-2 years, as agreed. Potential extension may be possible beyond this.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Thomas Fruergaard Astrup, Please clearly state the position title when contacting. 

You can read more about DTU Environment at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.  

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 6 July 2021 (Danish 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 include:

  • Application and motivation (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Scientific outline of experiences with environmental life cycle assessment of waste technologies and systems (e.g. study types/technologies/waste fractions, modelling approaches, software modelling tools, data collection, etc.)

A ll interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
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 ├śrsted 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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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