Do you want to break new ground and push the boundaries of sustainable design towards higher impact?
If you have a MSc in Economics (behavioural/ecological/energy), Psychology (environmental/ evolutionary), Social Sciences or related areas and you want to work at the very front of the new scientific revolution within sustainable design, this is a job for you to thrive.
At DTU Construct you will break new ground at the absolute forefront for enabling the design of sustainable solutions and be an active part of REBOUNDLESS, a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant project, recently awarded by the European Research Council.
You will contribute to the development of the reboundless design theory, a paradigm shift in design science that will establish the scientific knowledge for preventing rebound effects (i.e., unintended consequences of interventions that arise due to induced changes in system behaviour leading to higher sustainability impacts). 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.
Never before has there been a stronger global focus on solving the pressing sustainability challenges, but the expected positive societal impact will not be achieved unless rebound effects are prevented.
Responsibilities and qualifications
Unveiling the mechanisms giving rise to rebound effects
Your focus will be to support the identification of the behavioural mechanisms of rebound effects triggered by efficiency, effectiveness and sufficiency design strategies, building upon existing cases with empirical evidence of rebound effects occurring at the product, product/service system and socio-technical levels.
More specifically, you will focus on expanding the current understanding of the triggers, drivers and mechanisms giving rise to rebound effects, further advancing current knowledge of rebound effects from ecological economics, energy economics, etc. In collaboration with a behavioural economics postdoc researcher, you will support the development of systemic mechanisms causing the observed rebound effects. Your primary tasks will include:
- Collect, categorize and systematize cases and datasets with empirical evidence of rebound effects
- Identify the key behavioural factors giving rise to the occurrence of rebound effects via meta-analysis (incl. qualitative and quantitative data analysis)
- Develop behavioural mechanisms and patterns of behaviour
- Publish research results in high-end scientific articles and conferences
- Support with supervision of BSc and MSc students, as well as engage in teaching activities
Your new workplace will be DTU’s main campus in Kgs. Lyngby, Copenhagen.
MSc in Economics (behavioural/ecological/energy), Psychology (environmental/ evolutionary), Social Sciences or related areas
We are looking for a talented and ambitious early-stage scientist with a collaborative mindset and critical thinking backed by excellent communication ability in written and spoken English. Equally important is it that you like to create results based on knowledge sharing and positive teamwork.
You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree within Economics (behavioural/ecological/ energy), Psychology (environmental/ evolutionary), Social Sciences or related areas.
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Application deadline: 31 July 2022