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Position: Specialist Programmer (time-limited)
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: Developing algorithms for processing chemical data in semi-automated ways; Implementing existing life cycle emission inventory models for pesticides in PHP, SQL; Analysing algorithms used in existing pesticide emissions models; Developing a batch processing platform for quantifying pesticide emissions
Requirements: Candidates should have a master's degree in environmental or chemical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in environmental or chemical engineering
   
Text: Specialist Programmer (time-limited) DTU Management Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Wednesday 07 Aug 19 Apply for this job Apply no later than 21 August 2019 Apply for the job at DTU Management by completing the following form. Apply online We are looking for a technically skilled specialist programmer who will program the pesticide emission consensus model for life cycle assessment in a flexible and web-based platform. The job DTU Management’s Quantitative Sustainability Assessment (QSA) group covers research and development of scientifically based engineering methods for decision support for environmental and social sustainability. The research is thus positioned at the interface between natural sciences and engineering-based decision-support. A particular focus area is research and development of methods for quantifying the environmental emissions and impacts associated with anthropogenic activities and their use of technologies, products, and services. The field of research is within web programming of anthropogenic emissions and life cycle inventory and impact assessment. You will contribute to research within the field of life cycle assessment, in which chemicals emitted along product or service life cycles are evaluated in terms of potential multi-pathway exposure and human and ecosystem effects, and how hazardous chemicals can be substituted by more sustainable alternatives, with focus on agricultural pesticides. You will contribute to advancing the field of pesticide emission modelling using various software tools (Analytica, Excel) and web development environments, batch processing algorithms and mathematical modelling. Using state-of-the-art concepts of pesticide emission and fate modelling, as well as high-throughput methods for web processing of pesticide data and algorithms, your work will cover central aspects of chemical environmental emissions and fate, human and ecological exposure and related effects on human and ecosystem health and combine these aspects with advanced high-throughput web-based software environments. The main goal is to develop a web-based framework to quantify pesticide emissions for application in life cycle assessment and related decision support. Key activities: Developing algorithms for processing chemical data in semi-automated ways Implementing existing life cycle emission inventory models for pesticides in PHP, SQL Analysing algorithms used in existing pesticide emissions models Developing a batch processing platform for quantifying pesticide emissions You will become part of an energetic and dynamic research environment. Our expectations of you Candidates should have a master's degree in environmental or chemical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in environmental or chemical engineering. Required skills: Life cycle pesticide emission modelling using Analytica software Development/adaptation of multimedia mass balance models Web programming using PHP, XAMPP, Apache, SQL Special expertise in translating life cycle inventory emission models for pesticides between Analytica, Excel, and web environments including curating and analysing chemical data for pesticides, advanced skills in web programming, Analytica and SQL for automated data processing and batch processing, and skills in pesticide drift, emission, and plant uptake modelling are a clear advantage. A high motivation for technical implementation and research operationalization, excellent communication skills in English are essential for a successful application. What we offer in return We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe. Salary and appointment terms The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The position is for 4 months. Workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus. Application and contact Please submit your online application no later than 21 August 2019 . Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Peter Fantke, phone: 45 45254452 All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU Management contributes to research and development of management engineering tools and optimisation of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching, we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable use and management of existing and emerging technologies. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
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