Student Assistants – UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP)

Tuesday 23 Feb 21

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UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) seeks two technically strong and engaged students, with an interest in contributing to project implementation. UDP is a globally leading institution within research based advice and capacity development related to energy, climate, and sustainable development in the developing world. UDP is an integrated part of DTU Management, established in cooperation with UN Environment Programme, UNEP, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. UDP has app. 70 staff members, and is cooperating closely with UNEP, as well as a range of other international and Danish institutions.

The positions are available asap, and are focusing on two different areas:

Life Cycle Assessments, where the qualifications sought for are:

  • Educational background in environmental engineering, environmental science, sustainability, or similar.
  • Knowledge of Life Cycle Assessment and sustainability management. Familiarity with LCA tools such as SimaPro or Gabi, and databases (e.g. Ecoinvent) is considered a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of, and strong interest in working with, climate change, and familiarity with methodologies to assess the GHG emissions of products, companies, and projects (e.g. GHG Protocol).
  • Interest in working with financial institutions to assess the environmental impacts of their development projects and investments.

District Energy Systems, where the qualifications sought after are:

  • Education background in civil engineering, mechanic engineering, architectural engineering, management engineering or similar engineering. Completed courses related to building energy simulation, sustainable heating and cooling, energy system in buildings etc. 
  • Interest and knowledge in heating and cooling, building science, green building and community, net-zero energy building and smart building
  • Skilful at MS Excel for data collection and analysis, experience and interest in organising events, webinars, traini ng materials, presentations etc.

 In addition it is important that you:

  • Are interested in addressing the challenges of developing countries, and are ready to be part of a multi-cultural work place with more than 25 nationalities.
  • Are open-minded, flexible, service oriented, have a team spirit, and ready to actively engage in a variety of tasks, incl. routine jobs
  • Are mastering English orally and in writing. Spanish or French skills is an advantage
  • Are a university student, with a minimum of 1-2 years left before graduation.

Salary and employment conditions
Salary and employment terms according with the agreement for Student Teachers at Universities etc. (SUL). The employment is estimated to 5-10 hours per week, on average, with relatively flexible working hours, taking into account your studies.

Location: UNEP DTU Partnership, UN city, Marmorvej 51, 2100 København Ø.

Applications and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 10 March 2021 (Danish time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your CV, other background documentation, as well as a motivated application.

Please contact Section Head, Merete Villum Pedersen at in case of questions.

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

DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching with a focus on sustainability, transport, innovation, and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology—including the interaction between technology and sustainability, business growth, infrastructure, and prosperity. Therefore, we explore and create value in the areas of management science, innovation and design thinking, business analytics, systems and risk analyses, human behavior, regulation, and policy analysis. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc, and PhD level. The Department has a staff of approximately 350. Read more here

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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 Ørsted 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 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.