Few PhD Positions with stipends – Economics, Data science, Antropology jobs

    Few PhD Positions with stipends - Economics, Data science, Antropology jobs

    Economics, Data science, Antropology jobs – Few PhD Positions with stipends in modelling household behaviour and consumption patterns, at the Technical Faculty for IT and Design, Department of Planning, the Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment (DCEA), Aalborg University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 31, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)Few
    Research Area– Economics
    – Data science
    – Antropology
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceTechnical Faculty for IT and Design
    Department of Planning
    Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment (DCEA)
    Aalborg University
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateJune 01, 2021


    • Have a relevant Master’s degree in economics, data science, engineering, or antropology
    • Have experience with programming (python)
    • Have experience with complex quantitative modelling, e.g., ecosystem, economic, or social modelling
    • Have a high level of English language and communication skills, both in writing and verbally


    The stipend is part of the research project “Getting the data right” for climate footprints, a 4-year research project to provide a globally unique virtual lab and database tool for quantitative assessment of the climate effects of decision alternatives, popularly speaking ‘a climate footprint generator’, and a mechanism to ensure its continuous maintenance.

    The PhD study is anticipated to cover the following aspects:

    • Identification of climate relevant household types
    • Automated procedures for allocating inputs to households to different household activities
    • Automated procedures for producing accounts of household production and leisure activities based on demographic data and survey data by household type on income, expenditure, energy by use, lifetime of household durables, dietary patterns, travel patterns, employment, social network, time usage, and tourism satellite accounts.

    How to Apply?

    The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button above.

    Documents Required

    • CV
    • Motivation letter / Statement of purpose
    • A list of past research experience and publications if any.
    • Copy of the degree diploma

    About Department of planning

    The department provides high-quality research and teaching in the field of planning, technology and society in order to create a more sustainable future. We are interdisciplinary in the technical, natural and social science disciplines and present a unique combination of social and technological understanding where digital and technological solutions merge with the needs of society. Our research creates the foundation for educating the future workforce, and as part of Aalborg University, the department rests on a socially engaging and problem-oriented approach. It is also at Department of Planning that the UNESCO Center for Problem-Based Learning is at home. That helps ensure, we create educations aimed at the job market and a society with increasing focus on technology, digitization, sustainability and partnerships for a sustainable transition.


    Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.


    Professor Bo Weidema
    Email: bweidema@plan.aau.dk
    Phone: 9940 8328

    Ms. Camilla Hvass-Raun
    The Technical Faculty of IT and Design
    Email: chvass@adm.aau.dk
    Phone: +45 9940 7406.

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    Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday June 1st, 2021 (GMT+9)