Postdoc in Transport Economics

DTU Management Engineering
onsdag 01 nov 17

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Frist 29. november 2017
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The Transport Economics group at DTU Management Engineering offers a position as Postdoc. The Transport Economics group is part of the System Analysis Division, which is placed within the Department of Management Engineering at DTU. The division conducts basic and applied research within the area of energy system analysis, transport economics, policy instruments, regulatory issues, energy demand, and climate science.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc shall work with assessment of the economic effect of transport policies in various ways using microeconomic theory and microeconometrics. A wide range of policy instruments is considered including capacity provision, metering, pricing and taxation, safety initiatives, regulation, and information provision.

The Postdoc is also expected to participate in projects and collaborations related to research-based public sector consultancy, and/or to conduct teaching and to participate in general meetings in the Department about research and strategic issues, as well as to participate actively in research applications. 

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. We are seeking candidates with a PhD degree in economics preferable within applied microeconomic theory or microeconometrics.

In addition to the above, the following further qualifications will be considered in the assessment: 

  • Strong background and interest in application to transport
  • Experience within transport is an advantage
  • A longer-term interest in pursuing a research career
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment as well as in a Danish context
  • Proficiency in Danish language is an advantage
  • Experience with research applications and/or with research-based public sector consultancy is an advantage

The Postdoc will be selected through a competitive application process. Online applications will be screened against a set of criteria and a shortlist of candidates will be assessed in more detail by a technical committee.

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 an 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 with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.

Workplace: Systems Analysis Division, DTU Management Engineering, Produktionstorvet 426, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Transport Economics Ninette Pilegaard, tel.: +45 4525 6554, mail: or Head of Division Poul Erik Morthorst, tel. +45 4677 5106, mail:

You can read more about Systems Analysis Division on

Please submit your online application no later than 29 November 2017. 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
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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 Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimisation of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable organisation and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has 340 employees; including an academic staff of 190 and 68 PhD students. More than 20 % of our employees are from abroad and in all 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 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.