of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is inviting applications for a PhD scholarship
to start up from 1st October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
carries out pure basic and applied social science research and have a number of
educational and public sector advisory service responsibilities within our
thematic fields. In particular, IFRO performs research within the disciplines
of economics, sociology and ethics, but we are characterized by a high
involvement in interdisciplinary research at both international and national
PhD scholarship is part of the Food and Health education and research programme
within the Sino-Danish Center (SDC), which is a partnership between
universities in Denmark and China. The selected candidate will be employed with
economic and social science research in relation to trans-national food supply
chains with combinations of Danish/European and Chinese enterprises comprising
primary production, manufacturing, trade, retail and food service, with the
overall aim to develop the understanding of these business relationships and
how food quality and safety management is undertaken in these different models
- to investigate similarities and differences in food supply chain management
practices in Denmark/Europe and in China
- to identify critical determinants for Danish food companies’ export success
to the Chinese market
- to investigate opportunities and barriers for export of Chinese food
products to the Danish/European market
cross-cultural aims of the PhD will be facilitated via The SinoDanish Center
(SDC) Food and Health Research Theme (http://sdc.university/research/research-areas/food-and-health/). This collaboration has been developed between
Danish universities and University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) to
meet Danish and Chinese food market challenges via stakeholder chain driven
research based collaborations to strengthen Denmark and China’s position in the
The position is available for a
3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
- To manage and carry
through your research project
- Attend PhD courses
- Write scientific papers
and the other parts of your PhD thesis
- Teach and
disseminate your research
- Work for the
department according to the terms of appointment
Applicants should hold an MSc
degree related to the thematic areas mentioned above with good results and good
English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis
will also be laid on previous publications (if any), relevant work experience
and the potentials of the applicant’s proposed non-binding research project.
The position is covered by the
Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
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.
be aware, that the PhD project involves funding from Sino Danish Center/SDC,
and therefore the PhD student:
- is required to
spend time in a Chinese research environment. The specific period depends on
the funding model, in this PhD case it is a full SDC scholarship which requires
12 months in a SDC/Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) research environment.
- is expected to
contribute to the educational activities on the SDC Master's programmes in
Beijing during their stay in China.
citizens including citizens from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao are not eligible
for the position.
The application, in English,
must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
- Cover Letter,
including a motivation (maximum 1 page) and description of a suggested
non-binding research project indicating your field of interest (maximum 2
- Diploma and
transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
- Other information
for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
- Full contact
details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity
of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates
regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 29th June 2019,
23:59 GMT +1.
Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment
manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview
Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the
selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of
the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by
the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment
committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the
applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be
requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of
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.