The Division for Climate and Energy Policy at DTU Management offers one Postdoc position for a two-year period in the Climate Economics and Risk Management section. The candidate will participate in cutting-edge research on the acceptance of and the preferences for low-carbon technologies.
We are looking for highly qualified and motivated scholars experienced in working with behavioral and preference models, large-scale surveys, data management, and multivariate statistical analysis.
Responsibilities and qualifications
The research will be carried out in the context of two projects, but reasonable flexibility is expected to help in other research projects.
The two projects are financed by the Innovation Fund Denmark, as a part of the Innomission Investments, which allocate DKK 700 million for mission-driven green partnerships, aiming to address key climate goals by investing in research and innovation. These partnerships will focus on strategic research, talent development, and concrete projects across the value chain, strongly emphasising collaboration across disciplines and industries to achieve sustainable growth and environmental objectives, see Innomissions – Mission-driven green partnerships | Innovationsfonden.
In the innomission project INNO_SALT, the Postdoc will contribute to the work package on the acceptance of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The Postdoc will support developing a survey and estimating an acceptance model for CCS based on the new survey and two relevant surveys from past projects to assess the CCS acceptance levels over time.
In the innomission project SAFE, the Postdoc will contribute to the work package on preference for green aviation fuels. The Postdoc will support the development of a shorter and longer stated preference survey aimed at airline passengers. Combined with a real-life information experiment in Copenhagen Airport, they will estimate preferences for green aviation fuels.
Across the two projects, the Postdoc will have the flexibility to formulate own hypotheses and use the datasets to test those hypotheses.
The Postdoc will have a PhD in economics, political science, or sociology (or related field) related to working with survey development and survey data, conducting multivariate statistical analysis, and writing deliverables and scientific articles.
The main duty for the Postdoc includes:
- Supporting the development of a behavioral model of acceptance of CCS and preferences for green aviation fuels
- Designing a survey for primary data collection to test the models
- Combine the CCS survey with two previous surveys to assess the dynamics of acceptance
- Contribute to the writing of deliverables
- Contribute to the dissemination of results via scientific publications and conference presentations
Application deadline: 6 November 2023