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PhD scholarship in Environmental Economics and Sustainable Finance - DTU Management



Anker Engelunds Vej 101, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Danmark

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Indrykket for 54 dage siden

The Climate and Energy Policy Division of DTU Management, Department of Technology, Management and Economics, invites applications for a three-year PhD scholarship in environmental economics, starting in 2024. We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated Ph.D. candidate with an interest in doing frontier economic research on how finance can help economies decarbonize.

In recent years, the Climate and Energy Policy Division has rapidly expanded to become a leading research-oriented unit in Denmark, achieving international recognition in the fields of environmental, climate, and energy economics. We are committed to producing outstanding research with the highest academic and social impact and to offer excellent research conditions. The division hosts a dynamic community of PhD students.

Review of applications will start early March and will continue until the deadline, so candidates are encouraged to apply promptly. We reserve the right to extend the application period.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The scholarship is linked to a project focusing on the effectiveness and design of climate policy and sustainable finance, led by Associate Prof. Julien Daubanes, and featuring collaboration with international partners.

Eligible candidates will have:

  • A two-year master's degree in economics or finance;
  • An excellent educational background in quantitative economics and econometrics;
  • An interest in empirical research and economic modeling;
  • Mastery of academic English in writing and speaking;
  • A capacity to produce rigorous research publishable in leading economics journals;
  • Excellent presentation skills.

Besides, the candidates' ability and willingness to collaborate effectively with the project's team will play a role in our assessment.

The position provides support for research and travel expenses, including to conduct research at another institution in Denmark or abroad. We are committed to offering the opportunity to conduct independent research. Beyond research, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in community activities such as workshops and seminars.

We also offer excellent guidance and supervision in anticipation of the international post-PhD academic market for junior economists.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree ) at the time of employment.

Approval and Enrolment  
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programs at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study program, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education

Review of applications will start early March and will continue until the deadline, so candidates are encouraged to apply promptly. We plan to invite short-listed candidates for an interview in March and April. We reserve the right to extend the application period.

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 appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here http://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/working-at-dtu/career-paths.

Further information
Further information about the position may be obtained from Associate Prof. Julien Daubanes (email: [email protected] ) and Head of Section, Professor Ugur Soytas ([email protected] ) both from the Climate Economics and Risk Management section.

You can read more about the department at DTU Management .

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark . Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar ” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU. 

Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 2 April 2024 (23:59 Danish time) . Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file . The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • One example of a selected written work (e.g. master's thesis).

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it. 

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

Who are we?
DTU Management conducts excellent research at the intersection of management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims to strengthen welfare, productivity and sustainability within society. A key element is technology’s role and its interaction with industry and individuals. The department offers a wide range of courses and programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels across DTU’s study programs. The department has 200+ employees, with approximately 50% coming from abroad.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programs, 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 mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 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.

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