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Scientific Assistant in Agricultural and Environmental Economics and Policy

Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a scientific assistant position from 1st of March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Our new employee is affiliated to the Section for Production, Markets and Policy, but undertake work all across the Department. The position is for 24 months.
Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is a university department embracing economics, law, sociology and ethics as they bear upon basic, applied and business-oriented social science and humanities research. As Denmark’s only university department in economics specializing in food and natural resources, IFRO is naturally based in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. This strengthens interaction between IFRO’s social science approach, on the one hand, and the life sciences and health sciences, on the other. Strong multidisciplinary research alliances are created in the process. Apart from research, the department provides research-based teaching, public sector services, the dissemination of knowledge and business partnerships. The department has approximately 130 employees. 
Your duties will include assistance in advisory work, research and teaching.  
Qualifications - selection criteria 
Applicants must have an academic degree (MSc) within agricultural economics, environmental economics or a similar degree. Further, interest for one or more of following scientific areas are required: 
  • Theoretical and empirical economics
  • Applied agricultural economics, environmental economics and bio-economics
  • Inter-disciplinary teamwork experience
  • Public sector consultancy 
You are also required to be enterprising, flexible, structured, and to possess good interpersonal skills. The work is organized in projects and may be subject to tight deadlines. It is an advantage that you are fluent in Danish and have good language skills in English.  
Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.   
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is annually currently up to DKK 413,618.04 including supplement (+ pension up to DKK 70,728.72). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
For further information about the post please contact Jesper S. Schou, jss@ifro.ku.dk , phone 35336901 or Henrik Meilby heme@ifro.ku.dk , phone 35331740. Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc.) at https://ism.ku.dk/ .
Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below, and must include the following: 
  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Relevant scientific publications, max. 5
  • Documentation for additional research qualifications
  • Other information for consideration. e.g. previous work experience
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & e-mail) of 1-3 professional referees 
Please submit your application no later than 21 January 2019 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. Interviews will be held either in week 7 or 8 2019.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Jesper Sølver Schou
E-mail: jss@ifro.ku.dk


Application deadline: 21-01-2019
Employment start: 01-03-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Food and Resource Economics

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