Monday, August 2, 2010

Ph.D. fellows in System Analysis and Technology Assessment


Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen wishes to appoint two Ph.D. fellows in the subjects of systems analysis and technology assessment for a period of three years from 1st September 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The grant is connected to the Production and Technology Unit at the Institute.

Job description

With reference to the project managers, the work of the Ph.D. fellows will consist mainly of duties in connection with research and development within the overall subject of economic analysis, system analysis and technology assessment

Parts of the Ph.D. grants are covered by a research projects funded by the EU. Consequentially part of the PhD work is closely related to the specific projects involving a) socio-economic evaluation of crop production and food supply systems and b) analysis of spatial decision support systems, economic sector modeling and biogas. The remaining parts of the Ph.D. project is not bound to a specific research topic, but will be agreed with the supervisor. However, it should be also in the area of economics of Agri-Food/Feed Supply Chains and Agri-business.

The appointee should have qualifications within the following areas:

•Production analysis, optimization and cost analysis
•Technology assessment and impact analysis
•Agri-Food supply chains
•Agribusiness organisation

Qualification requirements

In connection with the appointment to the post special importance will be attached to the applicant having the professional and personal qualifications stated below:

•passed Master´s degree in economics or related areas
•passed Master´s degree in natural sciences including a strong element of natural resource economics and physical planning
•Good language skills in English

The Ph.D. fellow is also required to have research potential, to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Terms of employment

The post will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

The position as Ph.D. fellow requires the applicant to be approved for admission to the Ph.D. programme at LIFE.


For further information about the Ph.D. grant, please contact Senior Researcher Morten Gylling, phone (+45) 3533 6883, email at the Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Rolighedsvej 25, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C.

General questions regarding Ph.D. programmes should be directed to Course Administration c/o special advisor Michael Cleve Hansen, tel. + 45 3533 2056 or head clerk Lillian Zeuthen Bjørnseth on tel. +45 3533 2172. Further information on Ph.D. programmes is available at >Education > PhD Education > Regulations.


The application should be submitted in 2 (sorted) copies; therefore it´s not possible to receive the application by e-mail. The application must include a reply e-mail address. Each application must include the following appendices marked with the stated appendix numbers:

Appendix 1: curriculum vitae with documentation of education.

Appendix 2: material required for expert assessment.

In addition to the material the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may include further material in their assessment of the applicant. In such circumstances, it is the responsibility of the applicant, on request, to send the material to the Committee.

Following processing of the application, any application material sent will be destroyed.

Receipt of the application will not be acknowledged, but the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25. April 2008.

The application, marked 625-271 should be sent to Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C, where it must be received no later than 12 august 2010 at 12.00 noon. Applications received after the closing date for applications will not be considered.

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