Research Assistant in Climate Change Impacts and Spatial Analyses

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The Climate Risks and Economics group at DTU Management Engineering offers a position as Research Assistant in Climate impact research with a special focus on spatial analyses, numerical modelling and connecting risks and hazards with economic consequences.

Climate Risks and Economics group is part of the Sustainability Division at DTU Management. The research of the division aims to support decision making for a green and sustainable transition at product, sector and regional level by quantifying sustainability and climate change impacts, and analysing energy policies and systems.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Research Assistant shall work with analyses and modelling of climate related impacts and damages and related economic consequences and costs. The tasks include: 
  • Acquisition, processing and analysis of spatial, climate, economic and damage related data.
  • Use of GIS (ESRI and QGIS) at expert level to process and analyse spatial data.
  • Data processing (Big data) in relevant software such as Python or MATLAB.
  • Delivering and analysing results in written form (English + Danish)
  • Numerical modelling of floods using DHI - MIKE URBAN.
The Research Assistant is also expected to support project coordination tasks, help in the organisation of workshops and seminars, in general meetings and tasks in the division about research and strategic issues as well as potentially is support of teaching.

We are seeking candidates with a Master's degree, preferably in Geography or Engineering, or with similar qualifications through dedicated courses and related work.

In addition to the above, the following further qualifications will be considered in the assessment:
  • Strong background and interest in climate change, geophysical processes, adaptation and damages across both natural sciences and economics.
  • Strong in GIS analysis.
  • Strong in general data processing and handling big data.
  • Strong in disseminating analysis results and communication, written as well as orally.
  • Open-minded team player, able to work in multidisciplinary and multinational teams.
  • A potential longer-term interest in pursuing a research career
The Research Assistant 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 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 1 year.

Workplace: DTU Lyngby Campus.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Morten Andreas Dahl Larsen, tel: +45 2511 9895 /

You can read more about the Sustainability Division on

Please submit your online application no later than 28 May 2020 (23:59 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 out 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)
  • 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.

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