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
- Applied agricultural economics,
environmental economics and bio-economics
- Inter-disciplinary teamwork
- 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
Terms of employment
The position is covered
by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance
and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the
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.
The application, in English,
must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below, and must include
Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and
- A complete list of
- 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
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 http://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.