Specialist Programmer

Tuesday 14 Jan 20

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We are looking for a technically skilled specialist programmer who will program web-based chemical emission platforms, perform GIS modelling for chemical inventories and toxicity characterization, and support ad-hoc tasks related to IT systems and data management.

The job
DTU Management’s Quantitative Sustainability Assessment (QSA) group covers research and development of scientifically based engineering methods for decision support for environmental and social sustainability. The research is thus positioned at the interface between natural sciences and engineering-based decision-support. A particular focus area is research and development of methods for quantifying the environmental emissions and impacts associated with anthropogenic activities and their use of technologies, products, and services.

The field of work is within web programming of chemical emissions and life cycle inventory and impact assessment, as well as ad-hoc tasks related to IT and chemical and other data management.

You will mainly contribute to technical, programming-related and ad-hoc IT tasks within the field of life cycle assessment, in which chemicals emitted along product or service life cycles are evaluated in terms of potential multi-pathway exposure and human and ecosystem effects.

You will contribute to programming in the field of emission modelling using various software tools and web development environments, batch processing algorithms and mathematical modelling, toxicity assessment, and data management.

Using state-of-the-art concepts of emission and fate modelling, as well as high-throughput methods for web processing of chemical data and algorithms, your work will cover central aspects of chemical emissions and fate, human and ecological exposure and related effects on human and ecosystem health and combine these aspects with advanced high-throughput web-based software environments, GIS models and data management tools.

Key activities:

  • Developing algorithms for processing chemical data in semi-automated ways
  • Implementing existing life cycle emission inventory models in PHP, SQL
  • Analysing algorithms used in existing emission and toxicity characterization models
  • Developing a batch processing platform for quantifying pesticide emissions
  • Support chemical impact baseline calculations with GIS modelling
  • Management of various types of data, including chemical property data
  • Ad-hoc IT and data management tasks
You will become part of an energetic and dynamic research environment.

Our expectations of you
Candidates should have a master's degree in environmental or chemical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in environmental or chemical engineering. 

Required skills:
  • Life cycle pesticide emission modelling using Analytica software
  • Development/adaptation of multimedia mass balance models
  • Web programming using PHP, XAMPP, Apache, SQL
  • Data management using DTU’s data management and IT tools
Special expertise in translating life cycle inventory emission models between Analytica, Excel, and web environments including curating and analysing chemical data, advanced skills in web programming, Analytica and SQL for automated data processing and batch processing, and skills in pesticide drift, emission, and plant uptake modelling are a clear advantage. A high motivation for technical implementation and research operationalization, excellent communication skills in English are essential for a successful application.

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) or other relevant agreement. 

Workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus. 

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Tuesday, 28 January 2020 (23:59 local time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Peter Fantke, email: pefan@dtu.dk, phone: +45 4525 4452.

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

DTU Management – Department of Technology, Management and Economics has around 340 employees. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and 38 different nationalities are represented across the department. DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching on sustainability, transport, innovation and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology – including the interaction between technology on the one hand and sustainability and economic growth on the other. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc and PhD level.

Technology for people
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 11,500 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.