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Senior Researcher in Remote Sensing of Fugitive Gas Emissions

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DTU Sustain, Climate and Monitoring section has a vacant position as Senior Researcher in remote sensing of fugitive gas emissions – in particular, emissions of greenhouse gases. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. 

You have the opportunity to further develop your qualifications within a field of high societal relevance, since reducing direct greenhouse gas emissions requires further development of measurement techniques to demonstrate mitigation strategies and develop possibilities for regulation of direct emissions. You will contribute as part of a group dedicated to study the interaction between the atmosphere, the natural environment and the anthroposphere. 

Excellent candidates with a strong research track record and practical experience in monitoring of fugitive emissions are encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities and qualifications

You are expected to take a leading role in further development of remote sensing methodologies to build up cutting-edge research in the area of detection and quantification of fugitive emissions. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to develop on-going externally funded research projects and later lead own research proposals and projects. 

Your primary tasks will be: 

  • Responsibility for DTU Sustains capabilities (incl. instrumentation) to perform remote sensing detection and quantification of fugitive emissions. These capabilities include a mobile analytical platform, which is a vehicle used to perform tracer gas dispersion measurements equipped with a range of analytical instruments and more.
  • Further development and testing of measurement techniques to quantify emissions from various sources ranging from point source emissions to large area sources such as whole landfills, wastewater treatment plants and bioenergy plants.
  • Collaboration with project partners from industries, consultancies, equipment manufacturers, measurement professionals and government regulators in both national and international projects.
  • Performance of tracer based emission measurements for utility companies and industry
  • Co-ordination of a working group of Ph.D. students and post docs working on related projects. 
  • Dissemination of results in form of research papers, project reports and conference presentations.
  • Teaching activities: Teaching in the course “12205 Climate change – impacts, mitigation and adaptation” and supervision of Ph.D. and M.Sc. students. 


The position requires interest in using a variety of problem solving tools to achieve your overall aims. Field work is a key part of the position, whereby you will face problems requiring a “hands-on” approach. 

In addition, the following qualifications are key for the position: 

  • Extensive experience in measurement of fugitive emissions from different sources such as landfills, biogas plants wastewater treatment plants and similar preferably using a variety of techniques.
  • Extensive experience in public sector consultancy.
  • General knowledge of greenhouse gas mitigation options relevant for industries such as waste management and wastewater treatment.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully participate in multiple projects/other activities simultaneously.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.
  • A driver´s license is required for fieldwork. 

As a formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as a researcher or postdoc. To be appointed as a senior researcher, you must have completed a didactic/pedagogic education. If you do not have the necessary education, then it is possible to complete this requirement within a period of two years of appointment. 


To apply, please read the full job advertisement on our job site. Please click Apply to access. 

Application deadline: 22 July 2022

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