Researcher in Environmental Fate & Exposure of Organic Chemicals

DTU Miljø
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Researcher in Environmental Fate and Exposure of Organic Chemicals
A researcher position is available in the Section on Environmental Fate & Effects of Chemicals at DTU Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment) within the topic Environmental Fate & Exposure of Organic Chemicals.

The focus of the advertised position is environmental fate research and testing of organic chemicals and chemical mixtures. This research and testing combines elements of environmental analytical chemistry, environmental organic chemistry and water research. The overarching context is the environmental risk assessment and management of chemicals in the environment. 

The position as researcher is a permanent entry-level position.

Responsibilities and tasks
The researcher will be part of a team working on the fate, exposure and effects of organic chemicals, and will work in collaboration with scientists from international universities, governmental research institutes, contract research institutes and international industries. 

 The researcher will be responsible for:

  • Experimental research on transport, distribution and transformation processes for organic chemicals, mainly within the aquatic environment.
  • Contributing to the application for and successful conduct of externally funded research projects. 
  • Coordination of tasks and joint research activities for the team at DTU Environment.
  • Publication of innovation and research results in the scientific literature and presentations at international conference/meetings in English.
  • Presentation of innovation and research results in meetings/conferences and reports in Danish for Public Authorities, Consulting Engineering Companies, and others.
The researcher will also have responsibilities concerning:
  • Guidance of BSc-, MSc- and PhD-students
  • Contribute to teaching in BSc-, MSc- and PhD-courses - and continuing education courses within the researchers area of competence
  • Collaboration with other research sections/groups at DTU Environment and other departments at DTU
Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

In addition the candidate shall have:
  • A proven track record in research within environmental chemistry and water research.
  • Significant experience of relevant analytical techniques such as Solid Phase Microextraction, Passive Sampling & Dosing and GC-MS analysis.
  • Experience in developing and adapting equations and models related to experimental research, including the subsequent fitting of these models to the experimental data.  
  • Experience in teaching of BSc. & M.Sc. students and in co-supervising PhD students.  
  • Strong work ethics and be a team player.
  • Demonstrable communication skills at high level in English.
  • Oral and written Danish skills or be willing to acquire such skills within the first two-three years.
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills
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 with the relevant union.

The position as researcher is a permanent entry-level position but financed by external funds. After a maximum of 4 years, and subject to available funding a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment.

More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Philipp Mayer (, +45 4525 1569) or Professor Anders Baun (, +45 4525 1669).

You can read more about DTU Environment on

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 October 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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Views regarding research, based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • Documentation of previous research based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
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 nationalities.

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.