Saturday, 6 June 2009

A PhD scholarship within the DTU Climate Centre/Technical and Economic Assessment of Climate

A PhD scholarship within the DTU Climate Centre at System Analysis Division, Risø DTU is available from September 2009.

The DTU Climate Centre at Risø conducts and coordinates interdisciplinary climate-related research including measurement and assessment of climate change, adaptation strategies and mitigation of greenhouse gases. The centre cooperates with leading international and Danish universities and research centres and combines research and application-oriented consultancy offered to authorities and the private sector.

The project
"Global Modelling and Assessment of Energy- and Climate Change Policies".
Global climate change emerges from worldwide GHG emissions over century scales, and very large and fast GHG emission reductions in the energy sector are needed in order to avoid dangerous anthropogenic climate change. The PhD project will include the implementation and further development of a global energy economic model and the application of the model to the assessment of technological options and costs of climate policies in different parts of the world. The project will also include a theoretical and applied assessment of international economic climate change policy mechanisms including tradable emission permits, CO2 taxes, climate finance, and technology transfer. The effectiveness of these different mechanisms will be assessed in the model.

Candidates should have a master's degree in a relevant topic.

We offer
We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international environment with good possibilities for professional and personal growth and a family friendly organisation with flexible working hours.

Terms of employment
The terms of employment will be in accordance with those of the scientific staff at universities. The PhD stipend has a fixed duration of 3 years. The place of work is Risø DTU in Roskilde.

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. Information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies is included in the general rules of DTU, which may be obtained by application to the PhD programme office at tel: +45 45 25 11 76.

We must have your online application in English by 22 June 2009. Please open the link "apply online" and fill in the application form and attach your application, Bachelor and master diploma and CV.

Further information
Please contact Professor Kirsten Halsnæs,, +45 4677 5112 for further information. Additional information about Risø DTU and the Energy Systems Analysis Programme can be found on

Source : RISO

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