Postdoc – Circular Economy in the Value Chain

DTU Construct

If you are an experienced researcher within the field of Sustainability and Circular Economy, looking for a thriving work environment with lots of development opportunities, consider joining us at DTU!

At DTU Construct, we have recently started a new project, ready2LOOP (www.ready2loop.org), supported by the Industry Foundation. The project is expanding our current Circular Economy readiness platform, originally designed for manufacturing companies, to six other positions in the value chain.

One of the essential tasks of the ready2LOOP project is to expand and further develop the scientific contents and logic of the platform, from the current focus on manufacturing companies, to also include raw materials providers; component manufacturers; logistics companies; retailers; consumers; and value recovery companies.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You should be highly motivated and self-driven, as well as have a strong work ethic, team spirit and excellent collaboration skills.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering, production engineering or environmental engineering.

The ideal candidate should have experience with the following:

  • Systematic literature reviewing and theoretical data analysis
  • Exploratory and quantitative data analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of theory on sustainable design, product/service-systems and circular economy
  • Survey design and analysis of Likert data
  • Preparation and execution of focus group-, practitioner- and expert-workshops
  • Advanced experience in scientific writing and publication at international journal level
  • Basic knowledge of scientific data and creation of affinity clusters for input to recommender systems would be a plus.

Good command of written and spoken English is required, and experience with industrial manufacturing companies and the topic of circular economy is desirable.

Experience working in interdisciplinary teams is necessary to ensure a strong collaboration with the project partners (incl. data scientist, UX designer, users and the software developer).

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 2 years. The expected starting date is as soon as possible.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Tim C. McAloone (tmca@dtu.dk) or Daniela C. A. Pigosso (danpi@mek.dtu.dk). 

You can read more about DTU Construct at https://construct.dtu.dk/ 

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 30 September (Danish time). Applications will be treated as soon as they arrive.

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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English) - an official confirmation letter acceptable if PhD diploma is not yet issued
  • List of publications
  • Portfolio of related projects, with a description of your role and key activities

Applications 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.

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