Research Assistant in Food and Resource Economics

University of Copenhagen Department of Food and Resource Economics


Research Assistant, Department of Food and Resource Economics

The Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for two scientific assistant positions from 1st of August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Our new employees will be affiliated to either the Section for Production, Markets and Policy or the Section for Environment and Natural Resources but may undertake work across the Department. The position is for 24 months.

The Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is a university department embracing economics, law, sociology and ethics as they bear upon basic, applied and business-oriented social science and humanities research. As Denmark’s only university department in economics specializing in food and natural resources, IFRO is naturally based in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. This strengthens interaction between IFRO’s social science approach, on the one hand, and the life sciences and health sciences, on the other. Strong multidisciplinary research alliances are created in the process.

Based on social scientific methods and theory within areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry, the Department covers research, research-based teaching, public sector services, dissemination of knowledge, and engage in business partnerships. The department has approximately 130 employees.

Further information on the Department is linked at

The position is open from 1st of August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Job description

The duties will be within the areas of agricultural and environmental economics and include assistance in advisory work and research and may in addition after mutual agreement include teaching. The specific positions will primarily involve policy analysis based on environmental and agricultural economics and could include CBA of various land use changes, costs of environmental regulations and agri-environmental policy, and assessments of Denmark’s role in global agricultural value chains.

The ideal applicant has a background within agricultural and/or environmental and natural resource economics and has strong competencies in applied economics. It is an advantage but not a requirement if the applicant understand Danish.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


For further information about the position please contact associate professor Aske Skovmand Bosselmann,, or by phone +45 35 33 68 89, or associate professor Thomas Lundhede,, or by phone +45 35 33 10 61.


The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Publication list

The deadline for applications is Monday 13 June 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews will be held in the end of June, start July.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Thomas Lundhede


Aske Skovmand Bosselmann


Application deadline: 13-06-2022
Employment start: 01-08-2022
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Department of Food and Resource Economics

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