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Senior Researcher or DTU Tenure Track Researcher in the Deployment of Planetary Boundaries at a Corporate Level

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Construct

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th July 2022
Closes: 31st August 2022

Senior Researcher or DTU Tenure Track Researcher in the Deployment of Planetary Boundaries at a Corporate Level 

Do you want to break new ground and push the boundaries of absolute sustainability implementation in industry towards higher impact? 

If you are an experienced researcher on Sustainable Design, Circular Economy, Product/Service-Systems, Engineering Design or related areas and you want to work at the forefront of the new scientific revolution within sustainability transitions, this is a job of high relevance for you. 

At DTU Construct you will contribute to the development of a promising innovative research area, focused on the deployment of the planetary boundaries at a corporate level (e.g. by operationalizing the Science-Based Targets for carbon reduction). 

You will have the opportunity to join top interdisciplinary scientists from all over the world and make a personal impact in solving some of the most critical challenges the world is facing. 

Enabling the transition to absolute sustainability in industry Your focus will be to drive the deployment of the planetary boundaries at a corporate level, covering a range of business processes (incl. strategy, business model innovation, product development, supply chain management, reverse logistics, etc.).   More specifically, you will focus on expanding the current understanding of absolute target setting approaches for sustainability implementation in industry, as well as drive the development of methods and approaches to guide a successful implementation for the achievement of the defined targets. In collaboration with our research team, you will lead the development of systematic mechanisms for a successful industrial transition. Your primary tasks will include: 

  • Contribute with on-going research projects and activities around Sustainable Design, Circular Economy and Product/Service-Systems
  • Establish a strong research area focused on the Deployment of Planetary Boundaries at a Corporate Level
  • Attract external funding from public and private sources
  • Publish research results in high-end scientific articles and conferences
  • Support with supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students
  • Engage in teaching activities 

Your new workplace will be DTU’s main campus in Kgs. Lyngby, Copenhagen. 

Research group on Circular Economy and Sustainable Design – your new team

You will be an active part of a large research group at DTU Construct focused on Circular Economy and Sustainable Design, within the Section of Engineering Design and Product Development. The group also actively collaborates with the DTU Centre for Absolute Sustainability. 

Experienced researcher on Sustainable Design, Circular Economy, Product/Service-Systems, Engineering Design or related areas

We are looking for a visionary profile who thrives on turning exciting challenges into solutions based on curiosity and an open mind for entering new paths when necessary. As a Scientist, you can naturally drive things forward on your own. Equally important is it that you like to create results based on knowledge sharing and positive teamwork. As an important new member of our group, you will also be able to both engage in and initiate/lead external funding bids. 

As you will work in a highly interdisciplinary group, you must also bring collaboration, critical thinking, and planning skills, backed by excellent communication ability in written and spoken English. 

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement here: Positions at DTU Construct. 

Application deadline: 31 August 2022.

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