Research Assistant in Life Cycle Inventory and Life Cycle Impact Assessment Method Development for the Aeronautics

Monday 10 Jan 22

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If you are planning to steer your career as a scientist in life cycle assessment (LCA) applied to the aviation sector, this position at DTU Management offers you an opportunity to do so, where you will be involved in method development concerning elements of life cycle inventory and impact assessment pertaining to the aviation sector.

The field of research is within environmental sustainability assessment, where you will contribute to research to anticipate potential environmental impacts of future aircrafts, including conventional, electric and hybrid aircraft covering different types of technologies up to 2050.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position will primarily be part of the recently-granted EU H2020 project GENESIS (“Gauging the ENvironmEntal Sustainability of electrIc aircraft Systems”) within the EU Clean Sky Programme, which gathers all major stakeholders within the aeronautics sector in Europe.

With aviation as an application domain, you will contribute to advancing the field of LCI building of specific elements of aircraft technologies as well as prospective LCA of specific technology blocks and entire aircraft systems.

Your primary activities will include:

  • Coordination of of life cycle inventory (LCI) data collection process, engaging with stakeholders within the aviation sector
  • Building of LCI blocks associated with specific technology blocks of aircraft systems
  • Conduct of prospective LCA applied to specific aircraft technologies (taken in life cycle perspective) and entire aircraft systems

For a successful application, candidates must hold a master’s degree in engineering or equivalent. A MSc. degree in sustainable energy is preferred. Candidates must also document a robust knowledge of life cycle assessment and experience in life cycle inventory building, particularly on technologies relevant to the aviation sector. Strong experience with formal project work, including coordinating and interacting with project partners (e.g. for data exchanges), will be a clear advantage. Solid knowledge of written and spoken English is required and experience in scientific publications and technical reports is a clear advantage.

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 upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 1 year.  

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Alexis Laurent (  

Information about the Section for Quantitative Sustainability Assessment (QSA) at the Department of Technology, Management and Economics is available at

You can read more about DTU Management at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.  

pplication procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 24 January 2022 (Danish 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc)

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.

DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims at strengthening welfare, productivity and sustainability within the society. A key element is the role of technology and its interaction with industry and individuals. The department’s research is divided in four divisions: Innovation, Management Science, Sustainability and Transport. The department offers a wide range of courses and programs at bachelor, master and PhD level across DTU’s study programs. DTU Management employs about 300 people. We offer an international environment with around 50 different nationalities represented at the department.

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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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.