Postdoc Environmental Economics

The Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a 2-year fixed-term postdoc position, placed in the Section for Environment and Natural Resources. The position term may be pro-longed based on performance and funding.  We are looking for 1-2 postdocs who will mainly be working on the EU-project INTERCEDE (see in collaboration with other partners from across Europe. The project will be researching approaches to incentivize provision of ecosystem services from forests in Europe, with particular focus on market based instruments.  

The postdoc’s duties will include research within environmental economics and policy, involving e.g., economic valuation methods, environmental policy analysis, and/or conservation science. The postdoc is expected to be part of several joint research activities, involving researchers with different disciplinary skills. Hence, good collaboration skills are needed. The postdoc will take the lead on some of these activities as jointly agreed. The postdoc may also be involved in other duties such as teaching.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of department Bo Jellesmark Thorsen.

The position is open from 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2024, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

Interviews will be held online 12 September 2024.


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Application deadline: 01-08-2024
Employment start: 01-10-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: IFRO
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