Postdoc in Information Needs for Sustainable Consumer Choices

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jun 2024

3 Jun 2024
Job Information

Copenhagen Business School
Research Field

Management sciences
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

30 Jun 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Copenhagen)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Postdoc in Information Needs for Sustainable Consumer Choices at the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC), Copenhagen Business School

MSC is looking for a Postdoc to join the TealHelix project, which explores novel approaches to address consumers’ informational needs for more sustainable food choices through targeted digital solutions.

MSC brings together scholars from a range of research areas within management, communication and the broader social sciences and humanities, studying organizations in global environments and the interaction and interdependencies of business, society and government. They share a common interest in studying organizations in global environments and the relations of organizations to the wider society. Information about the department may be found at .

MSC is a significant supplier of research-based teaching to a broad portfolio of programs, which includes undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching and supervision as well as executive education in the fields of:

  • Responsible management, leadership and governance
  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • Business and development (with an emphasis on the emerging/growth economies context)
  • Organisational communication (corporate communication, strategic communication, leadership communication, marketing communication, international business communication)

In this position, our new colleague will join the TealHelix team as an independent researcher with a support function to meet CBS’s commitments towards the project, including participation in meetings and research-related administrative tasks. Research activities include the review and synthesis of the relevant literature on informational needs and the design, execution, evaluation, and write-up of empirical studies. A core element of the empirical part will be leading a study using an Experience Sample Method to identify situational information needs in a real-life setting. Further experimental studies might complement these core findings. Qualifications related to these methods and research experience with sustainable behaviour change/informational needs are advantageous.

The Postdoc is a non-tenured position up to a 1-year period with research obligation. To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the research activities of the Department and join the Consumer & Behavioural Insights Group.

The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential and research relevant to the job description.

Previous experience in research project management will be welcome. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type.

The position is based in Copenhagen. The successful candidate ideally starts in September 2024 but there is some flexibility.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


Applications are to be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below:

Application must include:

  • A cover letter with a summary of the candidate’s main strengths and abilities.
  • A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with a *marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  • Copies of the publications marked with a *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration)
  • Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  • Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.
  • Transcript(s)
  • A full and updated CV
  • Recruitment procedure

    The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. 

    The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

    Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

    Please be aware that this process will be prolonged as it takes place during the Danish summer holiday.

    Application deadline: 30/06/24
    Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

    Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position. An appointment committee will review the applications and invite a selection of qualified candidates to an interview.

    One of CBS’ strategic goals is the promotion of diversity, which is why every effort has been made to ensure a recruitment process that reduces potential bias. Applicants are therefore encouraged not to include a photo or unnecessary personal information in their application.

    Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at

    For further information regarding the position please contact: 

    For further information please contact: Associate Prof. Jan M. Bauer, email: [email protected] .

    For information regarding the hiring process please contact HR-Coordinator Rikke Petersen, email: [email protected]


    Application due: 30/06/24


    Application due: 6/30/2024

    CBS is a globally recognised business school with deep roots in the Nordic socio-economic model. We have a broad focus on business and societal challenges of the 21st century. As such we have a full portfolio of high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education that has equipped generations of professionals and leaders in the private sector and beyond.
    Located at Frederiksberg, Denmark, the school has approx. 21.000 full and part-time students, 760 full-time faculty members, 210 PhD students and 680 administrative staff, and a full portfolio of Bachelor, Master’s, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish.
    Our global profile carries the obligation to develop the transformational capabilities of students, graduates and business leaders via our educational activities and opportunities for lifelong learning. Complex challenges call for joint action, and therefore our strategy focuses on strengthening current and starting new partnerships with other sciences, the business community, authorities and civil society.

    Research Field
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Research Field
    Management sciences
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

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