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Do you want to break new ground and push the boundaries of absolute sustainability implementation in industry towards higher impact?

If you are an experienced researcher on Sustainable Design, Circular Economy, Product/Service-Systems, Engineering Design or related areas and you want to work at the forefront of the new scientific revolution within sustainability transitions, this is a job of high relevance for you.

At DTU Construct you will contribute to the development of a promising innovative research area, focused on the deployment of the planetary boundaries at a corporate level (e.g. by operationalizing the Science-Based Targets for carbon reduction).

You will have the opportunity to join top interdisciplinary scientists from all over the world and make a personal impact in solving some of the most critical challenges the world is facing.

Enabling the transition to absolute sustainability in industry
Your focus will be to drive the deployment of the planetary boundaries at a corporate level, covering a range of business processes (incl. strategy, business model innovation, product development, supply chain management, reverse logistics, etc.).

More specifically, you will focus on expanding the current understanding of absolute target setting approaches for sustainability implementation in industry, as well as drive the development of methods and approaches to guide a successful implementation for the achievement of the defined targets. In collaboration with our research team, you will lead the development of systematic mechanisms for a successful industrial transition. Your primary tasks will include:

  • Contribute with on-going research projects and activities around Sustainable Design, Circular Economy and Product/Service-Systems
  • Establish a strong research area focused on the Deployment of Planetary Boundaries at a Corporate Level
  • Attract external funding from public and private sources
  • Publish research results in high-end scientific articles and conferences
  • Support with supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students
  • Engage in teaching activities

Your new workplace will be DTU’s main campus in Kgs. Lyngby, Copenhagen.
Research group on Circular Economy and Sustainable Design – your new team
You will be an active part of a large research group at DTU Construct focused on Circular Economy and Sustainable Design, within the Section of Engineering Design and Product Development. The group also actively collaborates with the DTU Centre for Absolute Sustainability.

Experienced researcher on Sustainable Design, Circular Economy, Product/Service-Systems, Engineering Design or related areas
We are looking for a visionary profile who thrives on turning exciting challenges into solutions based on curiosity and an open mind for entering new paths when necessary. As a Scientist, you can naturally drive things forward on your own. Equally important is it that you like to create results based on knowledge sharing and positive teamwork. As an important new member of our group, you will also be able to both engage in and initiate/lead external funding bids.  

As you will work in a highly interdisciplinary group, you must also bring collaboration, critical thinking, and planning skills, backed by excellent communication ability in written and spoken English.

DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). If you are applying for the senior researcher position, you should also have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as a researcher or postdoc. To be appointed as a senior researcher, you must have completed a didactic/pedagogic education. If you do not have the necessary education, then it is possible to complete this requirement within a period of two years of appointment.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
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.

Starting date is planned for January 2023 (or according to mutual agreement). The position is a full-time position.

The researcher position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Professor Tim C. McAloone at If necessary, we will set up an additional phone call to ensure your understanding of the job and your many opportunities. 

You can read more about Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at ;

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 August 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for”, please indicate whether you are applying for the position as a Senior Researcher or Researcher.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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