Research Assistant in LCA of Solid Waste Management Systems

DTU Environment
Tuesday 10 Jul 18

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The Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment) at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as a Research Assistant within the section for Residual Resource Engineering. The position is temporally and the duration is 6 months.
The section focuses on sustainable management of waste materials and residual biomass from the municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors. The section has 36 employees.
The position is in the solid waste research group. The group works with a number of aspects of residual resource engineering, especially with focus on measuring and modelling of environmental treatment technologies.

The Research Assistant will work with Senior Researcher Anders Damgaard as main supervisor and will collaborate with Researchers and PhD Students focusing on carrying out LCA studies and data inventory work on waste and bioenergy systems.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Research Assistant will work with the following research topics:
  • Development of data for the LCA software EASETECH
  • Systems analysis in the LCA software EASETECH
  • Assist in article writing
  • Quality control of data developed by other members of the research grou
Other content of the position:
  • It may also involve handling other assignments to a limited extent in both research and teaching.
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or equivalent.

The successful applicant must beyond the above qualifications have documented knowledge within the following areas: 
  • Waste management, waste technologies and waste system analysis
  • LCA principles and standards
  • Be able to document expert knowledge with the LCA tool EASETECH 
The successful applicant must have analytical skills, research potential, be well-organized and enterprising and possess good interpersonal skills needed to collaborate with other university departments and private companies.

Experience with related aspects will be positively taken into consideration.
The successful applicant must master English in language and writing, and also master Danish in writing, and also in speaking, as some materials will be in Danish.

The applications will be assessed by Senior Researcher Anders Damgaard, DTU Environment.

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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 
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Period of employment:
The position is a temporary position of a duration of 6 months. Preferred start date is August 15, 2018.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Anders Damgaard, email:
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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 24 July 2018 (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 include:
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc)
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 specializing in environmental engineering in Europe.

The department conducts research and development, and provides educational programs and service to society in the area of engineering of water in natural, urban and industrial contexts, processing and recovery of residual resources, environmental risk assessment and chemical risk reduction.

The aim is to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and a new generation of engineers. The department has approximately 185 staff from more than 30 countries.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.