Vacancy Announcement - Senior Researcher in Climate Change Mitigation Policy in Developing Countries

Monday 18 Dec 17

The Low Carbon Development (LCD) Programme of the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), a division of DTU's Department of Management Engineering, invites applicants for the position of senior researcher in in Climate Change Mitigation Policy in Developing Countries.

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Responsibilities and tasks
As a senior researcher, the successful applicant will play a key role within the LCD Programme Working with a high degree of working independence, the successful applicant will be expected to conceptualise, plan, budget and conduct academic and project-based research and analysis. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Designing and conducting research that contributes to UDP’s strategic work plan in the area of low carbon development and climate policy
- Contributing to UNFCCC process in the areas of sustainability assessment, NDC implementation in developing countries, notably through methodological support and technical assistance with project management and implementation.
- Contributing to research on both quantifying the sustainable development impacts of climate change policies, and valuating the multiple (non-climate change-related) benefits of climate change mitigation policies.
- Leading research on performance of non-state actor actions in the area of climate change mitigation
- Supervising the research of MSc and PhD students, and occasionally guest lecturing on topics related to UDP's work
- Writing and editing academic and peer reviewed articles

Applicants should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, coupled with work experience in a topic that is directly relevant to the work of the LCD Programme as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc. Including the time spent in PhD and post-doc studies, if applicable, the candidate is expected to have between seven and ten years of relevant experience. The candidate will also be evaluated against the quality and relevance of his/her publication record, including both peer-reviewed papers (in indexed scientific journals and as think pieces or other types of stand-alone publications), and technical documents

Language and other requirements

The working language at UDP is English. Therefore, fluency in English is required, with an emphasis on strong writing skills. Knowledge of Spanish and/or French is a plus.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 January 2018 (Local 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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

- Application (cover letter)
- CV
- Views regarding research based on the “Assessment” bullets
- Documentation of previous research based on the “Assessment” bullets
- List of publications
- H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
- Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

Further information
For further information, please contact Miriam Hinostroza, Head, Low Carbon Development Programme, UNEP DTU Partnership, email:






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