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Postdoc: Physical Aspects of Developing System for Fast Sepsis Diagnosis

DTU Nanotech conducts cross-disciplinary research where micro- and nanotechnology is applied to a wide range of scientific disciplines, e.g., mechanics, optics, chemistry, medical technologies and biotechnology. The BioLabChip group at DTU Nanotech invites applications for one PhD and one Postdoc fellowship positions to develop advanced micro-nano-bio systems for fast sepsis diagnosis.

Background
The candidates will work for two projects, the SMARTDIAGNOS project (www.smartdiagnos.eu) and the VIVALDI project (www.vivaldi-ia.eu), which are both EU project under Horizon 2020 framework program which involves ten partners from five European countries. 

In these two projects, we aim at advancing sepsis and bacterial infection diagnosis by developing new diagnostic tools based on a number of cutting-edge micro-nano-bio and bio-photonic technologies. Sepsis and bacterial infection are big public health issues not only in EU but also worldwide because of its high incidence, mortality and economic cost. Sepsis diagnosis remains one of the greatest clinical challenges in critical care. The intended devices will enable fast and accurate identification of sepsis-related pathogens as well as their antibiotic resistance profiles, so that effective antimicrobial therapy can be initiated. Numerous steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and optical detection, will be integrated into single plastic cartridge and inserted in an instrument for an automatic assay, which will greatly simplify the current clinical analysis procedures.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task of the position is to cover physical aspects of the device development, including the chip, the setup and the readout. The work includes: (1) design, fabrication and testing of injection molded plastic chips with micro-optical structures; (2) construction and testing of a setup with temperature control, microfluidic handling and optical readout; (3) simulation of microfluidic system, (4) automation of setup and data analysis; (5) collaboration with other partners on system integration and evaluation using biological samples.

Qualifications
The successful applicant for the Position should have a background (MSc/PhD degree or equivalent) in Applied Physics, Mechanics, Chemistry, Engineering, or related disciplines, with a strong background in micro and nanofabrication, optical detection, or system design and setup. Experience with microfluidics, simulation, injection molding, and/or construction, application, automation of lab-on-a-chip systems, or molecular biological methods like PCR will be considered an advantage. The candidate should be self-driven, and independent, show prior research productivity, excellent collaboration and communication skills, interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within a competitive research field as well as have a strong interest to work together with biologists and be part of a multidisciplinary team. The candidate will have a high motivation for research, evidence of solid written and oral communication skills.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee chaired by Assoc. Prof. Anders Wolff. All applications will be reviewed to generate a short list of candidates. Potential candidates will be contacted for interview.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU Nanotech offers state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all parts of the project.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment of the Postdoc position is based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years. The start date of the position is as soon as possible.

The position will be based at the DTU Lyngby Campus, Denmark.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Anders Wolff (+45) 2245 0209, ander.wolff@nanotech.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Nanotech on www.nanotech.dtu.dk.   

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 12 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

    Cover letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.Curriculum vitae including relevant information on previous employment, research training, experience and competencies, teaching experience, scientific publications, conference presentations and list of personal references.Authorized copies of BSc, MSc, and PhD diplomas, and transcript of grades (an official translation into English).

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Nanotech – the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology – is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 270 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.

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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 12 November 2018
Unit: DTU Nanotech
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Post expires on Monday November 12th, 2018

Postdoc in Cryogenic MRI Coil Arrays

The Department of Electrical Engineering seeks a qualified candidate for a 2-year PostDoc position in cryogenic MRI coil development for the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance (www.hypermag.dtu.dk).   

The mission of the Center is to address basic scientific questions of hyperpolarization by Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) to enable new applications of Magnetic Resonance in the study of chemical reactions in real-time in vivo and in vitro.

The CoE has high resolution NMR systems, several polarizers, a cell lab, chemistry lab and electronics labs.

The aim of this project is to examine experimentally the feasibility of achieving theoretical limit of 13C nuclei MRI signal detection.

Previous research has demonstrated, that high detection sensitivity can be achieved by implementing coil arrays, as well as reducing thermal noise using cryogenic cooling of coils and associated frontend electronics. It would then be an advantage to combine these two technologies. Proving the feasibility of this approach will facilitate the development of standardized imaging setups compatible with clinical use.

Our facilities include high resolution NMR systems, several polarizers, a cell lab, chemistry lab and electronics labs.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main outcome of the project will be a cryogenic head coil array technology ready to be implemented in clinical environment. It is a cross-disciplinary project and collaboration between the groups at DTU as well as other national and international institutions, such as Aarhus University Hospital, Rapid Biomedical, Rigshospitalet, DRCMR and others is an essential part.

The tasks and responsibilities include: 

    Evaluating different coil array configurations and identifying most promising for the present application;Develop efficient coil decoupling strategies minimizing noise correlation between array elements;Develop specification and coordinate fabrication of the cryostat;Design and implement cryogenic head coil array for 13C MRI;Coordinate efforts on mechanical and electrical safety tests end approval for clinical use;Disseminate the project results to the public and exchange of knowledge with society.The candidate is expected to contribute to developing the research portfolio within the field of MR instrumentation. Idea generation, fund raising, research impact and innovation are key performance indicators for the position.The candidate may take part in research-based teaching. Contributing to the development of a good work atmosphere and a thriving environment is essential.

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in electrical engineering.If you are currently working towards your PhD, you should submit your thesis before the employment starts as well as demonstrate your qualification by publication record in relevant highly ranked IEEE journals, such as Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems or Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques where you are the first author.

You should demonstrate experience in 

    Circuit design and testing in cryogenic environment;Fabrication of high frequency electronics;Use of VNAs, spectrum analysers, noise figure meters and other measurement equipment in circuit testing;Imaging experiments using MRI scanners;High frequency circuit design software;Knowledge dissemination through publishing in international journals. 

The position also requires, that:

      You are driven by pushing boundaries;You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments;You thrive on collaboration and teamwork.

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      Salary and terms of employment
      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 period of employment is 2 years starting from 1 February 2019.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Vitaliy Zhurbenko, phone.: +45 4525 3820.

      You can read more about us at http://www.elektro.dtu.dk/english.    

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 2 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department within electrical and biomedical engineering. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. The department is organized into 8 groups each covering important areas of electrical and biomedical engineering. Including PhD students we have more than 275 staff members.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 2 November 2018
      Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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      Post expires on Friday November 2nd, 2018

      Postdocs in Symmetric Post-Quantum Cryptology

      DTU Compute’s Section for Cyber Security invites applications for two appointments as a postdoctoral researcher within the area of symmetric post-quantum cryptology. The positions are available from 1 February 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

      The aim of the new position is to expand the Section’s research in symmetric cryptology and align it with potential novel threats.

      The research field of this new Postdoc position is within post-quantum security for symmetric cryptographic algorithms, both basic primitives and modes of operation. We aim to hire two postdocs with complementary skill sets: one with more focus on symmetric cryptography and cryptanalysis as well as one with more emphasis on quantum computing and algorithms.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The main tasks of these postdoc positions are to analyze existing symmetric cryptographic primitives with respect to post-quantum challenges as well as to design and evaluate new primitives to address these challenges. In this position, you will actively engage in our ongoing and prospective research activities on analysis and design of block ciphers, hash functions, authentication schemes and authentication encryption schemes from the point of view of post-quantum security. 

      External stays are planned at our research partners in Europe.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) within mathematics, computer science or electric engineering with a focus on cryptology, quantum computing or a closely related field. If you are close to completing your PhD studies your application will also be considered. You must have contributed with high-quality research to the area of cryptology, quantum computing or a closely related field.

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

      Salary and terms of employment
      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 a full-time position and the employment is for 18 months. 

      The place of work is DTU Lyngby Campus.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

      Further information
      Further information can be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Andrey Bogdanov, anbog@dtu.dk.  

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 1 December 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

      DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 1 December 2018
      Unit: DTU Compute
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Saturday December 1st, 2018

      PhD scholarship in Healthcare Design on Listening Effort and Cognitive Functioning: Towards Hearing-Integrated Care for Cognitive Health

      DTU, The Technical University of Denmark, Department of Management Engineering invites applicants for a 3-year PhD position on healthcare design focusing on “Listening effort and cognitive functioning: towards hearing-integrated care for cognitive health”, starting ideally on January 15th, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This PhD project will be based in the Engineering Systems Division and supervised by Head of Division Professor Anja Maier and will have strong ties with several clinical and research institutions in Denmark and abroad, including the Cognitive Hearing Science group at the Eriksholm Research Center (with Professor Thomas Lunner).

      The Engineering Systems Division is growing fast and is characterised by a vibrant and supportive research environment with engaged staff and strong research collaborations with leading universities and industry worldwide. Our research focuses on understanding and improving the ways in which complex socio-technical engineering systems, including healthcare systems, are designed, managed, and operated throughout their life cycles.

      The PhD candidate will be working at the intersection of cognitive hearing science, design, technology-integration and healthcare research.

      The objectives of this PhD research project are twofold: 1 – Investigate the associations between listening effort and cognitive function in middle-aged individuals showing or not signs of Cognitive Impairment. 2 – Investigate the feasibility of using listening effort testing at the point of care in memory clinics as part of the implementation of a hearing-integrative approach to managing cognitive decline.

      A seminal Lancet report on risk factors for dementia entitled “dementia, intervention, and care” exposed evidence suggesting the predominant association of hearing impairment with later onset of dementia . Hearing impairment appears to account for 9% of the predictive power of all risk factors known to be associated with the development of dementia; that is more than education (8%) and more than bearing the ApoE e4 gene variant (7%) strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

      Recent work at the Eriksholm Research Center (part of Oticon A/S) suggests the potential existence of pathways linking hearing and cognitive decline with listening effort, working memory and cognitive load as principal mediators. This PhD project aims at taking first steps towards bridging the evidence gap between the listed Lancet report and recent findings in cognitive hearing science. The project also aims at investigating how a listening effort screening test, i.e. rooted in audiology, could be integrated in current clinical management practices for people with subjective and objective cognitive complaints within the Municipality of Copenhagen.

      The project is made possible by the collaboration between DTU, the Eriksholm Research Center at Oticon A/S, The Danish Dementia Research Centre-Nationalt Videnscenter for Demens, the Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA), the Municipality of Copenhagen, and the Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (Cachet).

      Keywords include Cognitive Hearing Science, Listening Effort, Cognitive Impairment, Point-of-Care Testing, Pupillometry, Technology Integration, and Healthcare System Design.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The candidate’s responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: 

        Reviewing current screening, diagnostic and clinical management practices for cognitive impairment advocated by clinical societies and their practical implementation at the Memory Clinic in Copenhagen.Becoming proficient with the listening effort paradigm (mostly using pupillometry) and with its tenets in cognitive sciences.Help design and support a study of listening effort and cognitive function in a cohort of middle-aged citizens.Following the previous investigation, help design and support a study involving the fitting of a hearing-aid and the cognitive re-testing of individuals showing above-normal levels listening effort.Investigating system design frameworks/ strategies for integrating novel technology-based interventions into routine clinical practices: How to integrate new technology/practices into routine clinical management of cognitive decline at minimum disruption, maximum efficacy, minimum cost/time?Design, plan, implement and evaluate the most appropriate of these strategies at a memory clinic. This will involve evaluating the feasibility of using field-based audiological/listening tests (using a Virtual Reality headset and headphones) as part of the cognitive assessment test battery in selected case-studies (~3 to 5 subjects)Lead these activities in a co-creation setting, i.e. by involving neuropsychologists and nurses at the memory clinic and possibly dementia coordinators at the Municipality of Copenhagen.Research dissemination, including in peer-reviewed international conference proceedings, – journals.

      The candidate will therefore need to have or be open to acquiring cross-disciplinary knowledge at the intersection of hearing science, cognition/cognitive decline and system co-design. The student will be able to access experts in these fields among the various partners on this project. As and when appropriate, she/he will be offered a secondment at the Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA) under the supervision of Dr Dona Jayakody.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

      The interdisciplinary nature of the project means that applicants from a broad range of backgrounds within the technical and social sciences will be considered. Preferably, candidates should hold a master’s degree in audiology, cognitive hearing science, health sciences, behavioural psychology, or design. Preference will be given to those candidates with a high level of English who can demonstrate an aptitude for empirical clinical research, conceptual work, and have the confidence to network within academic, clinical and public organisations.

      Further qualifications include: 

        Interest in engineering- and service design.Empathic interactions with various stakeholders in healthcare, including care-seeking individuals.Excellent collaboration skills. Excellent communication skills, fluent written and oral English; Danish language capability is a plus. Ability to work under deadlines with a result-driven attitude. 

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.  

      Assessment
      The assessment of applicants will be made by an assessment committee led by Professor Anja Maier.

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      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 period of employment is 3 years.

      The position will be based in the Engineering Systems Division, Department of Management Engineering at DTU in Lyngby, just outside Copenhagen, Denmark.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

      Further information  
      Further information may be obtained from Post Doctoral Research Associate Francois Patou, frpato@dtu.dk or Professor Anja Maier, amai@dtu.dk.  

      You can read more about the Engineering Systems Division at www.es.man.dtu.dk.  

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than Monday, 3 December 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        A letter motivating the application, including your research activities and ideas for the research project (cover letter, max 3-pages)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and copies of your original BSc/MSc diploma, certificates, and lists of subjects with your results as well as their official translation into English Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)Two reference contacts who may be contacted by the assessment committee

      Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management 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 organisation and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has ca 340 employees; including academic staff of 190 and more than 70 PhD students. More than 20 % of our employees are from abroad and in all, more than 35 different nationalities are represented at the Department.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 3 December 2018
      Unit: DTU Management Engineering
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Monday December 3rd, 2018

      PhD position in the area of Microbial Strain Engineering and Scaled-Up Fermentation for Industrial Enzyme Production

      We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a 3-year fully funded Ph.D-studentship to join a highly international research center – The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, and become part of the Microbial Evolution and Synthetic Biology Group headed by Morten Nørholm.  

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The successful candidate will be working on contemporary synthetic biology approaches and optimizing fermentation for production of enzymes in bacteria and fungi. The position is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the successful candidate will join a team of scientists working with synthetic biology, protein production and molecular evolution. The candidate will work closely together with the Translational Core of the Center – a translational research unit focusing on microbial cell factory engineering – and with industrial partners in the industrial enzyme sector. 

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. 

      Preference will be given to candidates with: 

        A MSc degree in synthetic/molecular/micro biology or related discipline.Experience in state-of-the-art microbial genetic engineering. 

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

      Assessment 
      In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to grade marks during the MSc education, international experience as well as previous experience with relevant experimental work including scientific publications.  

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      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 period of employment is 3 years.

      Workplace will be at DTU, Kemitorvet, Bygn. 220, 2800 Lyngby.
       
      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Sr. Scientist Morten Nørholm, morno@biosustain.dtu.dk.   

      You can read more about DTU Biosustain on www.novonordiskfonden.dk/en/content/novo-nordisk-foundation-center-biosustainability.   

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 17 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

      Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

      DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developing next generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production of high-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The center uses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biology ensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes. 

      The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associated technologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities and assembles world leaders in the field thus, offering a unique platform providing excellent talent development and career opportunities. 

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 17 November 2018
      Unit: Center for Biosustainability
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Saturday November 17th, 2018

      PhD scholarship in 3D Print of Plastics: from Macromolecules to the Computational Fluid Dynamics

      DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the section for Manufacturing Engineering has a vacant 3-year PhD position in the recently granted project by Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF) “3D print of plastics: From Macromolecules to the Computational fluid dynamics”. The position is to be filled January 1st 2019 or soon after that.

      The versatility of 3D printing of (thermo) plastics lies in its potential to produce both functional prototypes and end-use components in standard grade engineering materials. Basically 3D printing is a computer controlled plastic extrusion process. The purpose of this PhD project is computationally to be able to predict the shaping of 3D printed plastic components.

      Responsibilities and tasks  

        Are you interested in 3D printing perhaps you are our new PhD student.

      The overall tasks in this PhD project are to (1) make a computational model – running on parallel super-computers – of the 3D print nozzle head and (2) be able to predict the measured complex shape of the deposited plastic from a 3D printer nozzle.

      You will work with 3D print equipment, using microscopic methods and thermal imaging. You will be responsible for the maintaining and development of our 3D finite element code, dedicated to model flow of plastics. You will work in close collaboration with a group of senior scientists, technicians as well as Post Docs and PhDs. A detailed description of your computer experience and coding skills has to be a part of the application.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. Experience with computational physics using high performance computers is an advantage.

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.   

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      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 period of employment is 3 years.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Henrik Koblitz Rasmussen, E-mail: hkra@mek.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 6816.

      You can read more about Department of Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk.   

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 18 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

      Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it. 

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 150 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
      Deadline: 18 November 2018
      Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Sunday November 18th, 2018

      PhD on Post Translational Modifications of Therapeutic Proteins

      Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD fellowship on understanding the molecular interactions that produce post translational modifications of secreted proteins and applying that knowledge towards production of pharmaceutical biologics. The project will be carried out at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in the CHO cell line engineering and development group under supervision of Dr. Lasse Ebdrup Pedersen.

      The mammalian bio-pharmaceutical industry produces therapeutic proteins to treat numerous diseases such as cancer, anemia and haemophilia. The most used mammalian cell factory is the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell. Our group is a world leading CHO research group and we seek to improve our understanding of basic cell biology in the area of protein production and to apply that knowledge to predictably produce high quantity and high quality therapeutic proteins.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The candidate will do research in the area of post-translational modifications during protein production. The candidate will employ advanced molecular biology tools and the latest -omic technologies, including genomics, proteomics and data analysis.

      Your responsibilities will include: 

        Wet lab work on molecular biology, mammalian cell biology and high-throughput screening.Computational work on -omic data analysisDissemination of results through scientific publications, patents and conference presentations.Supervision of MSc or BSc students.

      The PhD study also comprises courses equivalent to 30 ECTS credits and an international secondment of 3-6 months duration.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. A degree in Molecular biology, Biotechnology or similar is preferred.

      The candidate should possess most of the following: 

        Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated research tasks, and also to be a part of the large research team;Team spirit and excellent collaboration skillsProficiency with sterile mammalian cell work and molecular biology techniquesComputer proficiency. Ideally proficient in python.Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment abilityExcellent communication skills, fluent written and oral EnglishWell-organized, efficient, result-oriented, have excellent record keeping abilities.

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

      Assessment
      The assessment of the applicants will be made by Lasse Ebdrup Pedersen.

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      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 period of employment is 3 years.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

      Workplace will be at DTU Lyngby Campus.

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Dr. Lasse Ebdrup Pedersen, laeb@biosustain.dtu.dk.  

      You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk.    

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 2 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

      Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability is an international research center at the Technical University of Denmark primarily funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The center conducts research in engineering of cell factories and in silico systems biology, with the purpose of developing new processes and technologies that can support a more sustainable bio-based production of valuable chemicals in the future. The center brings together some of the world’s leading researchers in the field and possesses the advanced equipment and facilities required for achieving its ambitious research goals. Impact on society by innovation has a high priority and the center collaborates worldwide with biotech companies and chemical industries to facilitate the dissemination and exploitation of its results. 

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 2 November 2018
      Unit: Center for Biosustainability
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Friday November 2nd, 2018

      Postdoc in Machine Learning for Educational Technology

      DTU Compute’s Section for Cognitive Systems, invites applications for an appointment as postdoc. The postdoc position is funded by the Innovation Foundation Denmark’s project “ATEL Teaching platform for developing and automatically tracking early stage literacy skills”. The project’s aim is to support early stage writing and to build a platform with automated scoring that over time will help reduce literacy difficulties among children. 

      The position is available from December 1, 2018 or according to mutual agreement. The postdoc position is initially available for one year and may be extended on mutual agreement.

      The Section for Cognitive Systems is a lively and research oriented group of scientists and support staff with a shared interest in information processing in man and computer, and a particular focus on the signals they exchange – audio, imagery, behavior – and the opportunities these signals offer for modeling and engineering of cognitive systems. 

      Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavor.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      Research, develop and apply deep learning based natural language processing for predicting syntactically correct and semantically relevant Danish sentences based on students’ writing and image metadata. Research, develop and apply Bayesian machine learning models of the dynamics of students’ writing proficiency.

      Qualifications
      The right candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in mathematical modelling and computing, computational science and engineering or equivalent academic qualifications. Candidates must document advanced machine learning skills, e.g., through publications in top machine learning conferences. You must have experience in Bayesian machine learning and have a keen interest in deep learning for natural language processing. You must have excellent communication skills (writing and speaking) in English and share our dedication to solve hard problems in educational technology. The project is interdisciplinary and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills with people with different knowledge and background are essential. Finally, you should be interested in teaching and public dissemination within the partnership and in supervising master and bachelor students.

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

      The university is located in the greater Copenhagen area, and consequently most staff and students live in Copenhagen. This often named as the best city in the world to live, and for good reasons. It is world renowned for food, art, music, architecture, biking, the Scandinavian “hygge” and much more.

      Salary and terms of employment
      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 postdoc position is full-time and initially available for one year. 

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Professor Lars Kai Hansen lkai@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3889.

      You can read more about DTU Compute at www.compute.dtu.dk.

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 31 October 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programs at DTU and specialized courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programs. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees. 

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 31 October 2018
      Unit: DTU Compute
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

      Postdoc in Super Resolution Ultrasound Imaging

      A 3-year postdoc position is available at the Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging (CFU) at the Department of Electrical Engineering from December 2018. The project is co-funded by the Innovation Foundation project on Super Resolution Ultrasound Imaging. The project is carried out in collaboration between CFU at DTU Elektro, DTU Nanotech, BK Medical, the University of Copenhagen, and the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet).

      CFU develops new advanced ultrasound imaging methods encompassing algorithms, their simulation, development of research scanners, implementations, and clinical validation. Since CFU was established in 1998, it has educated more than 40 PhDs in advanced ultrasound imaging and has extensive laboratory facilities for ultrasound research. CFU has been a pioneer in developing ultrasound vector flow imaging, synthetic aperture imaging, ultrasound simulation (Field II), and advanced research scanners (RASMUS/SARUS).

      The purpose of the project is to develop methods for ultrasound super resolution imaging, which can attain a resolution in the micrometre range and hereby visualize the smallest vessels in the body and their blood flow. The project seeks to accomplish this in three-dimensional scans using row-column arrays and ultrasound contrast agents. The postdoc position addresses the image processing part of the project and collaborates with the other team members on the ultrasound imaging, experimentation, and translation to pre-clinical use.

      Responsibilities and tasks 
      You will be responsible for the super resolution processing pipeline developed at CFU during the project. This includes the full image processing from individual measured transducer signals to the final visualized 3-D volume of perfusion data and the quantification of this. 

        Your responsibility will be to develop the processing pipeline and make it usable for all partners in the projectYou will contribute to write algorithms for ultrasound beamforming, segmentation, tracking of bubbles, and the final 3-D visualizationYour research will include developing the algorithms, parallelizing and optimizing them for running on our 3000 core CPU cluster and our newest GPU cluster based on Nvidia Volta chips.You will engage in writing code in Matlab with parts based on Googles Tensor Flow library and possible on OpenCLYou will also participate in laboratory experiments on phantom objects, simulation of ultrasound signals, and on the final pre-clinical test of the developed methods

      The research is conducted in a truly multi-disciplinary environment. The special focus is on making methods usable in the clinic and translating them to commercial implementations for the benefit of patient diagnosis and care.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent, and with a strong background in ultrasound imaging signal processing and image processing. You will be actively involved in the daily work at CFU participating in both the research and guiding PhD and MSc students in their projects. You are driven by: 

        Quality of development and on timely resultsStrong publication recordExploring boundariesEnjoy working with complex topicsPersonal and team accomplishmentsDialogue and feedback as the best foundation for sound decision making

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      Salary and terms of employment
      The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is from 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2021. 

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

      Further information 
      Further information is available at www.cfu.elektro.dtu.dk or from Professor Jørgen Arendt Jensen, phone: +45 4525 3924, e-mail: jaj@elektro.dtu.dk.

      You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering on www.elektro.dtu.dk.   

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 15 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department at DTU in electrical, biomedical engineering and acoustic technology. It is our goal to ensure an engineering training and research, which matches that of other leading universities around the world. The department is organized into sections each covering important areas of electrical, biomedical engineering and acoustic technologies. Including PhD students we have a total of 275 staff members. 

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 15 November 2018
      Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Thursday November 15th, 2018

      Postdoc position in Observational Cosmology

      The Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) at DTU-Space and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen opens a postdoc position in observational cosmology, to work with the High – z Universe Working Group of the JWST/MIRI GTO team. The successful candidate will be employed at DTU-Space as part of the Division of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics at the Technical University of Denmark. DTU Space is involved in JWST, both in providing hard ware for the mission and in setting up the High – z Universe part of the MIRI GTO program. This program contains a MIRI Deep Imaging Survey and spectroscopy of selected high redshift galaxies within the Epoch of Reionization. Deep NIRCam imaging will cover the MIRI imaging observations. In parallel to the MIRI Deep Imaging Survey, deep NIRCam imaging and NIRISS slitless observations will be collected.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The successful candidate is expected to

        Provide substantial support to the preparation of the reduction and the scientific analysis of the data from the MIRI High – z Universe GTO program, mainly from the imaging partFormulate and execute observational programs on the large observation facilities e.g. VLT, ALMA, HST, relevant for the interpretation of the MIRI/NIRCam observationsParticipate in both national and international activities associated with the Cosmic Dawn Center of ExcellenceAttract external funding

      Cosmic Dawn is a new international basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, dedicated to uncovering how and when the first galaxies, stars and black holes formed. Dawn is located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and at the National Space Institute of the Danish Technical University (DTU Space), and collaborates closely with associate institutions in North America, Europe and Australia. The center has active and diverse visitor and workshop programs. A description of the centers scientific goals and team members can be found at the centers webpage (http://dawn.nbi.ku.dk)

      DTU Space has been involved in the James Webb Space Telescope since 2003, mainly in the development of the Mid InfraRed Instrument MIRI and in the preparation of the MIRI Guaranteed Time Observations within the MIRI High – z Universe Working Group

      Qualifications

        Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)The applicant must demonstrate a solid background in observational cosmologyThe applicant must demonstrate experience in reducing and analyzing near/mid infrared imaging observations

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      Salary and terms of employment
      The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

      The appointment will be for a period of 3 years

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Hans Ulrik Nørgaard – Nielsen, +45 4525 9728 or Thomas Greve, +45 45259688.

      You can read more about DTU Space at www.space.dtu.dk

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 15 December 2018. 

      Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astrophysics.

      DTU Space has about 145 employees, an annual turn-over of about 130 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. DTU Space uses space as a base for research and technology development in order to learn more about the Universe and Earth, to study climate and environment on Earth and create results and technologies that benefit society.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 15 December 2018
      Unit: DTU Space
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

      PhD scholarship in Development of the next-generation engineering aerodynamic models for wind turbine rotors

      The research fields that the Aerodynamic Design (AER) section work with are aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, and the research is based on both modelling and experimental methods. On the modelling side, the fidelities range from engineering models to computationally demanding vortex-based and CFD models, facilitating Fluid-Structure-Interaction methods and multidisciplinary design. The tools and knowledge are applied in interaction with the industry in the design process for solving problems and implementing new concepts.

      On the experimental side, the Poul la Cour Wind tunnel, the Research Turbine, and the Rotating Test Rig are facilities that offer invaluable feedback for improving both the computational models and implementation of new concepts and thereby boost the impact of our research.
       
      The maturing of higher fidelity aerodynamic prediction models (Vortex- and CFD models) and the combination with the increase in available computational power have made analysis of selected particularly complex wind turbine flow cases using these methods possible. However, these models are too computationally demanding for design, load evaluation and aeroelastic stability analysis.

      Blade Element Momentum (BEM) methods have proven capable of producing results that match very well measurements and higher fidelity models for wind turbine rotors that are plane and have straight, non-swept blades. This, combined with its very low computational cost, have resulted in BEM models remaining the aerodynamic workhorse in the vast majority of all rotor design, load analysis and aeroelastic stability investigations. New studies, however, show that the BEM based approach is severely challenged for more advanced designs which incorporate in-plane and out-of-plane blade/rotor shapes.

      Since many modern blades are highly elastic, and incorporate increasing amounts of out-of-plane (prebend/coning) and in-plane (blade sweep) blade shapes, these shortcomings are unfortunate, and can introduce unnecessary errors in the design and analysis process.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      In response to this, DTU Wind Energy is looking for a PhD candidate to engage in development of the next generation engineering aerodynamic framework for optimization and analysis of slender, highly flexible rotor blades with both in-plane and out-of plane geometric variation, which will be characteristic of future blade designs. Such future engineering aerodynamic models could be hybrid models combining e.g. elements from vortex and BEM type models.  

      The candidate will have a large role in the development of the next generation engineering aerodynamic models suitable also for aerodynamic and aeroelastic simulations of highly flexible rotors with significant in-plane and out-of-plane geometric variation and operation in complex, turbulent inflow.

      The main part of your work includes development, implementation and application of mathematical models and numerical analysis. It is envisaged that the developed models should be used in a multi-fidelity aerodynamic optimization framework, so there will be a fair amount of cooperation with a team developing an optimization framework for wind turbines. In line with this, the candidate will also work with other PhD students in the development of an advanced blade element moment model with analytic gradients for use in the framework.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

      For the main position, the candidate should have a very good understanding of

      • Wind turbine aerodynamics
      • Vortex theory and methods
      • Blade Element Momentum
       
      The candidate should also have a strong background in applied mathematics as well as a good foundation in programming with a focus on the Matlab, Python and Fortran languages.

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
       
      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
       
      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 period of employment is 3 years.

      Workplace
      DTU RISØ Campus, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

      Further information may be obtained from Mac Gaunaa (macg@dtu.dk), Georg Pirrung (gepir@dtu.dk) and Helge Aagaard Madsen (hama@dtu.dk).

      You can read more about the Wind Energy Department at https://www.vindenergi.dtu.dk

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 24 October 2018.

      Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

        A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

      Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.
       
      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Wind Energy has more than 240 staff members, including 150 academic staff members and approximately 40 PhD students. DTU Wind Energy has a considerable degree of innovation and cooperation with companies and sector associations within the wind industry in Denmark and abroad. The research is conducted within the three main topics wind energy systems, wind turbine technology, and basics for wind energy. DTU Wind Energy is one of the largest and most prominent research institutions within wind energy.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

      Deadline: 24 October 2018
      Unit: DTU Wind Energy
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Wednesday October 24th, 2018

      PhD scholarship in Transient Astrophysics

      DTU Space (the National Danish Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark) is offering a PhD scholarship in the area of transient astrophysics. The successful applicant will join a newly established group led by Dr. Giorgos Leloudas focusing on the study of transient phenomena in the Universe. We study all kinds of astrophysical transients, such as supernova explosions, with a particular interest on exotic phenomena, including superluminous supernovae, tidal disruption events and the zoo of nuclear transients, and the newly discovered electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves. We are part of and play an active role in various international collaborations and transient surveys, including ePESSTO, ENGRAVE and BlackGEM. In addition, we have access to and obtain data from the ESO facilities and the Nordic Optical Telescope.
       
      We are seeking a talented and highly motivated student to work at the cutting edge of this rapidly moving research field. You will be involved in the follow-up and analysis of exciting phenomena in the era of large scale transient surveys and of gravitational waves. You will engage in research by using advanced datasets from observations of transient objects at different wavelengths, and you will be trained in the use of tools such as the polarization of light and the study of the transient galactic environments, in order to shed light on the different aspects of stellar deaths. You will have the opportunity to participate and contribute to large collaborations and projects in an international environment.
       
      Qualifications
      Candidates should have (or should be about to obtain) a master’s degree in physics, astronomy or engineering or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level. Applicants with previous experience in the mentioned areas of research, strong programming skills and knowledge relating to data reduction and analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU Space, as well as a natural interest in collaboration and personal responsibility. The successful applicant is encouraged to pursue independent research interests during the course of the PhD.
       
      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide. 
       
      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
       
      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 with the relevant union with a minimum salary of $55,000 per year including pension. The scholarship includes funding for travel and IT.

      The position is available for a 3-year period. The starting date is flexible between February and September 2019.
       
      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
       
      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientist Giorgos Leloudas, +45 4525 9689, email: giorgos@space.dtu.dk
       
      You can read more about DTU Space on www.space.dtu.dk
       
      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 15 November 2018. 

      Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

        Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD projectCurriculum vitae.Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here).List of publications or other relevant documentation of eventual research experience.Two reference letters

      Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astrophysics.

      DTU Space has about 145 employees, an annual turn-over of about 130 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. DTU Space uses space as a base for research and technology development in order to learn more about the Universe and Earth, to study climate and environment on Earth and create results and technologies that benefit society
       
      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 15 November 2018
      Unit: DTU Space
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Thursday November 15th, 2018

      2 PhD scholarships on chemical substance profiling by mass spectrometry

      Two PhD Scholarships are available in the Analytical Food Chemistry Group at the National Food Institute starting 1 January  2019 or shortly thereafter. Both projects are based on chemical screening by mass spectrometry to develop insights and mitigate chemical risk from food.

      Project 1: “Chemistry of Meat Processing” will focus on the known but not well understood problems attributed to processed meat

      Project 2: “Chemicals Migrating from Packaging” will focus on the complex problem related to chemical migrating from food contact materials into food.

      Analytical Food Chemistry Group aims to contribute positively to food and food production by providing comprehensive chemical insight to understand formation and prevalence of undesired chemical components in the food chain. Based on mass spectrometry, the analytical focus is on trace levels of most unwanted compounds in food. Using both specific accredited analysis as well as targeted (known) or non-targeted (unknown) screening, our goal is to provide relevant chemical insight into new processes, use of ingredients, migration from packaging materials, as well as authenticity and fraud.

      Responsibilities and tasks

      Project 1 “Chemistry of Meat Processing” will focus on production processes through a systematic study of chemical and physical processes during food production. In particular, meat processing chemistry will be studied  in both model studies and real samples to understand and mitigate the formation of chemical risk factors, including carcinogens. The candidate is expected to focus on development of chemical profiling by both GC and LC separation combined with mass spectrometry. The work will include identification and quantification of relevant compounds using targeted and non-targeted screening methods. Experimental design and statistical assessment is considered an essential part of the project.

      Project 2 “Chemicals Migration from Packaging” will focus on substances that migrate from food contact materials (FCM) to food. You are expected to study both intentionally added compounds and non-intentionally added compounds that may occur in paper and board FCM. To get a comprehensive coverage of compounds, an non-targeted screening approach is expected to be the basis for a search for the substances hitherto unknown in the material.  To complement, a targeted approach will be used to develop a generic multimethod for surveying the most relevant hazardous compounds that migrate to food simulants and to food. Perfluorinated compounds will be of particular interest. Migration into food (models) will be quantified.

      Both projects are part of our consultancy to Danish Food Authorities, and you are expected to contribute to consultancy to Danish and international authorities.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

      The ideal PhD student is curious, creative, independent and yet able to collaborate as a team player in a research group. Candidates must hold a M.Sc. degree in engineering or an equivalent degree preferable with focus on chemistry, analytical chemistry or food science. Furthermore, good command of the English language is essential.

      We are looking for a candidate who has:

        Good knowledge in organic and food chemistrySolid knowledge about LC and GC mass spectrometry including sample preparations and LC-MS/GC-MS techniques, compound identification and quantification.Mathematical and chemometric interest.Experience in laboratory work.Good understanding and interest in food chemical processes.A structured and analytical working approach.Proficiency in written and spoken English

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

      Assessment
      Please indicate if you have special interest in one of the projects.

      The assessment of the applicants will be made by Kit Granby and Lene Duedahl-Olesen.

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      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 period of employment is 3 years.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Kit Granby, +45 2192 4666 or Associate professor Lene Duedahl-Olesen, +45 9351 8924.

      You can read more about DTU Food at http://www.food.dtu.dk/

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 28 October 2018 (local time).

      Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

        A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

      Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      Analytical Food Chemistry Group is one of 12 research groups at The National Food Institute with a current staff of approx. 30. The group is located in a new building at the Technical University of Denmark on campus in Lyngby with modern laboratories equipped with an extensive analytical platform based on mass spectrometry. The group is accredited according to ISO 17025 and is both national and European reference laboratory in several areas.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 28 October 2018
      Unit: DTU Food
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Sunday October 28th, 2018

      PhD scholarship in Residual Stress Measurement and Design of Advanced Metal Microstructures

      DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the section for Manufacturing Engineering has a vacant 3-year PhD position in the recently granted project by Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF). The position is to be filled January 1st 2019 or soon after that.

      Residual stresses develop locally in materials during manufacturing and service, and are crucial for the mechanical and physical properties including strength, ductility and fatigue lifetime. To optimize the materials performance and to design advanced materials, it is therefore essential to determine non-destructively the local residual stresses and relate them to the local materials inhomogeneities in 3D. So far, such measurements are rare and can only be done at large international synchrotron facilities. In the new DFF project, a new laboratory based X-ray diffraction technique, LabXRS, will be developed, which will be a game-changer enabling many more scientists to perform sufficient numbers of local RS measurements.

      This project aims at using mainly this new technique supplemented by synchrotron techniques to quantify for the first time systematically the level of local residual stresses and to investigate their influence on the mechanical properties of multiphase materials.

      The aims of the project are to: 

        Characterize the level and distribution local residual stress in different phases in metals after different thermo-mechanical processing, and relate the stress to the local microstructuresDevelop a new crystal plasticity finite element model to predict the residual stress and to investigate its effects on the plastic deformation and mechanical propertiesDesign advanced metals with superior mechanical properties by tailoring the microstructure and local residual stresses.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      To achieve the goals, advanced 3D/4D laboratory and synchrotron x-ray techniques will be used to quantify the microstructure and local residual stress of metals after different thermo-mechanical processing. The PhD will plan and conduct experiments and analyze the results. Advanced crystal plasticity finite element modeling will be developed incorporating real 3D microstructures and stress states. This will be in corporation with an external partner in France. The candidate will work in close collaboration with a group of senior scientists, technicians as well as Post Docs and PhDs and with the Danish Company Xnovo Technology ApS.

      Some of the research questions this project will address are: 

        What is the magnitude and distribution of the local residual stress within different phase of the metal?How does the stress build up?How does annealing affect stress relaxation?What is the relation between the local residual stress and microstructure parameters, e.g. texture and grain size?How does the local residual stress affect the local plastic deformation during tensile and fatigue tests, and thus the mechanical properties of the material?

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

      Experience within one or more the following topics are an advantage: 

        Materials characterizationNumerical modelingX-ray diffractionMaterials mechanicsExperiments in the laboratory.

      Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, are essential. You should also have the ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks.

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.   

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      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 period of employment is 3 years. 

      The work will be carried out half at DTU Lyngby Campus and half at DTU Risø Campus.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Yubin Zhang, e-mail: yubz@mek.dtu.dk.  

      You can read more about Department of Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk.  

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 18 November 2018 (local time, before midnight). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

      Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 150 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 18 November 2018
      Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Sunday November 18th, 2018

      PhD position in Functionalized Light Robotics

      Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position in Functionalized Light Robotics. The PhD project is part of the interdisciplinary research activities in the Center for Biopharmaceuticals and Biobarriers in Drug Delivery funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme.

      This PhD project will be hosted at DTU Nanolab (as from 1 January 2019 the new name for DTU Danchip/Cen), Technical University of Denmark, and will involve close collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and Univ. British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The PhD training at DTU will be enriched with a research stay with collaborators in Europe, Japan or North America.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The PhD candidate, in collaboration with experts in optics and biomedical sciences, will develop new Light Robotic systems and methods tailored for unprecedented control and precision in the study of biological mechanisms in drug delivery of biopharmaceuticals through biobarriers. Light Robotics is an emerging approach to develop novel nanobiophotonics solutions by leveraging and integrating developments in optical micromanipulation, microfabrication, microfluidics, spatial light modulation, microscopy and nanophotonics. The PhD project builds upon the leading Light Robotics expertise and platform available at DTU Nanolab and is supported by DTU’s advanced infrastructure for micro/nanofabrication and nanoscopy. This project will explore a number of approaches and integrate suitable methods into new Light Robotics tools to be tested and validated together with biomedical collaborators.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in optical engineering, applied physics, micro/nanotechnology or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree. A solid background in Fourier optics is an asset. The ideal candidate has strong laboratory skills and research experience within experimental biophotonics, 3D design, microfabrication, optical trapping, advanced microscopy and optical systems development. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are important for the extensive networking and scientific dissemination activities associated with the project. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

      Assessment
      The assessment of applicants will be made by Professor Jesper Glückstad, Group Leader of Programmable Phase Optics, and Dr. Ada-Ioana Bunea.

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      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 period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is 15 January 2019.

      The workplace will be at DTU Nanolab (DTU Danchip – www.danchip.dtu.dk), Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby Campus.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Prof. Jesper Glückstad, email: jekr@dtu.dk, group website: www.ppo.dk.

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 30 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

        A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

      Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 30 November 2018
      Unit: DTU Danchip
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Friday November 30th, 2018

      PhD Scholarship in Machine Learning and Demand Modeling

      The Machine Learning for Mobility (MLM) and the Demand Modeling (DM) groups of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Management Engineering, are looking for excellent applicants to pursue PhD studies in a joint research project, starting in August 2017.

      We do methodological research in Statistics and Machine Learning, with particular focus on Transportation problems. Given the complexity of our cities and transportation systems, we believe we need both a strong methodological background as well as deep domain knowledge to have true impact in the real-world. Thus, we always aim to contribute to both research communities, of Machine Learning, and Transportation. It is an ambitious, yet very exciting place to be!

      A strategic research direction in our group focuses on applying cutting edge methodological research from Machine Learning into Transport Demand models. This PhD will belong to this direction, particularly on the intersection between Deep Learning and population synthesis.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The focus of this project is on developing generative models (Generative Adversarial, Variational Autoencoders, Exponential families, Restricted Boltzmann machines, etc.) that are able to learn multiple dimensional population characteristics across space and time.

      We believe that, in near future, we will have a combination of Machine Learning, Simulation and “classical” Choice modelling, as the state-of-the-art of Transport Modeling in General.

      The objective is thus to advance the current and future paradigms for more scalable and accurate methods, through transfer learning. Since the PhD is not restricted to a single option in Machine Learning, reasonable proficiency in its statistical and probability foundations is important.

      Qualifications 

        A Masters degree in computer science, computer engineering, statistical physics, econometrics, or relatedExcellent programming capabilities, in at least one scientific language (e.g. Python, Matlab, R, Julia)Excellent background in statistics and probabilities

      The following soft skills are also important: 

        Curiosity and interest about current and future mobility challenges (e.g. autonomous mobility, traffic prediction, travel behaviour)Good communication skills in English, both written and orallyWillingness to engage in group-work with a multi-national team 

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.  

      Assessment
      The assessment of the applicants will be made by 25 October 2018.  

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      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 period of employment is 3 years.

      The workplace will be DTU Lyngby Campus.

      Further information
      For more information, please contact Francisco C. Pereira, camara@dtu.dk or Jeppe Rich, rich@dtu.dk. 

      You can read more about DTU Management Engineering on www.man.dtu.dk/english. 

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 24 October 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

      Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimization 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 organization and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has 350 employees, including around 70 PhD students. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and a total of 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department.  

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 23 October 2018
      Unit: DTU Management Engineering
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Tuesday October 23rd, 2018

      Postdoc in Organic Synthesis

      Postdoc position is available in organic synthesis of novel fluorescent dyes, chelators and carbohydrate gel compounds for use in cancer therapy at DTU Nanotech.

      Would you like to be part of a large team of cancer biologists, drug formulation scientists, synthetic chemists and biomaterial engineers that wish to find new solutions for treating cancer by developing novel markers for radiotherapy and surgical guidance?

      The purpose of the positions is to be part of a highly driven and cross-disciplinary research environment consisting of skilled researchers. You will be part of a project with an overall focus on developing advanced biomaterials for cancer therapy striving to achieve better curative regimes.

      The position is available immediately, and the applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 

      Qualifications
      The candidates should preferably have a strong background in organic and preferably carbohydrate synthesis. The projects will involve the use of organic chemistry techniques for the development of fluorescent dyes and chelators as well as formulation of in situ forming depots visible in a broad range of image modalities, to be used for guidance in radiotherapy or surgery. The biomaterials will be tested in vitro/ex vivo and in vivo in animal models evaluating proof of concept in collaboration with other scientists in the group.

      The applicants should hold a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant field, preferably within organic chemistry and should have a strong interest in working experimentally in a cross-disciplinary environment and have very good collaboration skills. Strong communication skills are an advantage and a strong academic record is a requirement. Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants with great talent and a possibility to be among the brightest in their field will be considered. 

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      Salary and terms of employment
      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 period of employment is 23 months. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

      Further information
      Additional information may be obtained from Professor Thomas L. Andresen, phone (+45) 4525 8168, e-mail: thomas.andresen@nanotech.dtu.dk or Assoc. Prof Jonas Henriksen, phone (+45) 4525 8168, e-mail: jhen@nanotech.dtu.dk. 

      You can read more about DTU Nanotech on www.nanotech.dtu.dk. 

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 23 October 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

      Interviews are expected to be held immediately after application deadline. The starting date is as soon as possible.

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Nanotech – the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology – is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 270 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

      Deadline: 23 October 2018
      Unit: DTU Nanotech
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Tuesday October 23rd, 2018

      Postdocs in Squeezed Light Generation on a Photonic Integrated Platform

      We are offering research positions for the development of on-chip squeezed light sources and for the development of photonic integrated applications in continuous variable quantum information science.

      Since squeezed light was observed for the first time more than 30 years ago (1), the technology has undergone numerous developments and we are now at a point where efficient photonic integration seems viable. In this project we will explore the generation of squeezed and continuous variable entangled light in a photonic integrated circuit , aiming at scalability, cost effectiveness and low power consumption, while still maintaining quantum properties with highest quality. The ultimate aim is to develop a scalable platform which eventually allows for the integration of squeezed light into commercial applications such as quantum sensors and quantum communication devices. Within the project, we will also explore different continuous variable quantum information applications using the photonic integrated squeezed light circuits.

      The project will be hosted by the Center for Macroscopic Quantum States bigQ at the Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) headed by Prof. Ulrik L. Andersen. It is part of a big European wide project and involves interaction with several European academic and industrial partners. The integrated circuits will be designed and fabricated by our European collaborators while the actual characterization and quantum optical experiments will be performed at DTU.

      BigQ conducts widely recognized research within a range of diverse topics such as continuous-variable quantum information processing, quantum enhanced sensing, and engineering of solid state quantum systems. We have extensive experience in squeezed light generation for quantum computing (2), quantum communication (3), quantum sensing (4) and mechanical cooling (5).

      References:
      (1) Andersen et al., “30 years of squeezed light generation”, Physica Scripta 91, 053001 (2016)
      (2) Marshall et al., “Continuous-variable quantum computing on encrypted data”, Nature Communications 7, 13764 (2016)
      (3) Madsen et al, “Continuous variable quantum key distribution with modulated entangled states”, Nature Communications 3, 1083 (2012)
      (4) Berni et al., “Ab initio quantum-enhanced optical phase estimation using real-time feedback control”, Nature Photonics 8, 577 (2015)
      (5) Schäfermeier et al., “Quantum enhanced feedback cooling of a mechanical oscillator using nonclassical light”, Nature Communications 7, 13628 (2016)

      Responsibilities and tasks
      We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who will be in charge of developing, optimizing, and testing a squeezed and entangled light source on an integrated platform as well as demonstrating different applications. Some of the tasks involved are

        design and development of a second harmonic generator and a parametric down-conversion squeezed light source on an integrated platformstrong interaction with the research group manufacturing the chipstesting chips and iterating designsstudying and demonstrating applications of integrated squeezed and entangled lightsupervision of studentsinnovation activities

      Qualifications
      The postdoc candidate should have a PhD or equivalent degree in physics or engineering. He or she should be highly motivated and dedicated to carry out research and innovation at the highest standards. Other prefered requirements:

        Background in optical parametric processesExperience with optical design and electronicsExperience with integrated platformsKnowledge of Python is an advantage

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      Salary and terms of employment
      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 period of employment is 2 years.

      The work will take place at the DTU campus in Lyngby.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

      Further information
      Informal inquiries can be made to Assistant Professor Tobias Gehring, tobias.gehring@fysik.dtu.dk or Professor Ulrik L. Andersen, ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk.

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 6 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

      Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      QPIT’s vision is to understand, engineer and control complex quantum systems of light and matter, and to exploit these systems for quantum information processing and quantum metrology. We are a large, highly international research group of students and staff with diverse backgrounds. We have a friendly and dynamic research environment with close, daily interaction among all group members and strong collaborations with many academic and industrial partners. Technical support is excellent with electronics and process engineers embedded in the section and a large capacity, skilled mechanical workshop at the Department. We are situated just north of Copenhagen at the Lyngby campus of DTU, one of the leading technical universities of Northern Europe, where we enjoy newly renovated office and lab space.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
      Deadline: 6 November 2018
      Unit: DTU Physics
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Tuesday November 6th, 2018

      PhD scholarship in Modelling Deep De-Carbonization Pathways on Different Geographical Scales (National, Regional and Global)

      Are you interested in decarbonising energy systems, and to develop methodologies and tools needed for this? Do you want to apply your research to real life challenges and give advice on how to reach environmental and renewable energy targets? 

      In System Analysis Division (SYS), we have four research groups: Energy System Analysis (ESY), Energy Economics and Regulation (EER), Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CCSD) and Transport Economics (TE). There is a close collaboration between these groups within projects and teaching, and we are all 70-80 people sited in one building.

      ESY has a central position in the development of the energy system analysis tools Balmorel and TIMES. For the open source model Balmorel we are hosting a central version control and shared model update across the Nordic countries. ESY has from start this year taken over as Operating Agent for the ETSAP community developing the TIMES models and has lead on several projects developing the TIMES tools. With around 10 people working with TIMES, ESY has become one of the largest TIMES groups in the world. Also around 10 researchers are working on Balmorel.

      Research field: 

        Methodology
        Energy system modelling mainly based on mathematical optimization approaches within the TIMES modelling frameworkSpatial coupling
        There will be a focus on linking different geographical scales (national, regional and global) to better understand the impact of national and regional policies in a global context and the other way aroundModels
        The PhD will be involved in the further development of three different TIMES models and related tools: TIMES-DK a very detailed national model for Denmark, European TIMES covering more than 30 European countries and a global TIMES representing the word in 15-22 regionsScenario analysis
        Deep de-carbonization pathways across geographical scales, e.g. what are policies and technologies needed in Denmark, Europe and globally to meet the Paris Agreement? The PhD will analyze policy measures on the different scales and suggest consistent solutions across scales

      Responsibilities and tasks  

        Research
        You will be one of our and developers on ESY’s energy system modelling tool TIMES, with a focus on renewable based energy systems and new areas linking up to the energy system models. Development of methodologies and tools within energy system modelling.Outreach
        Analysis of future energy systems on Global, European and national level to support decision makers, develop scenarios and give advice on analysis tools and solutionsTools for dialogue on energy policies
        For modelling results to be used for decision-making, the presentation of results and assumptions has to be visualized so it is easy to understand by non-modelers. The PhD student will further develop tools already used in ESY but also search for new options and solutionsInnovation  
        New ways of looking at problems, unexpected combination of methods and tools, improve the exiting by thinking different, new ways of presenting modelling results – come up with new ideas.

      Other content of the position 

        Teaching energy systems modelling with TIMES-DK (master course, support for a limited amount of other assignments

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

      Further qualifications: 

        Team player and open mindedExperience with development and application of TIMESOther relevant modeling experienceIn general good programming skillsDocumented experience with energy system optimisation modellingWants to make a difference in the worldExperience with teachingFlair for national and international energy and climate policyNot afraid of crazy ideas

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.   

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      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 period of employment is 3 years.

      Workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, DTU Management Engineering, System Analysis Division, Energy System Analysis group.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Head of Energy System Analysis Kenneth Karlsson, mobile: +45 2132 8733, mail: keka@dtu.dk. 

      You can read more about DTU Management Engineering on www.man.dtu.dk.  

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 23 October 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

      Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimization 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 organization and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has 350 employees, including around 70 PhD students. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and a total of 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department.  

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 23 October 2018
      Unit: DTU Management Engineering
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Tuesday October 23rd, 2018

      PhD scholarship in Electrokinetic Techniques in Subsurface Applications

      The Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Environment) advertises a fully funded 3-year PhD position in “Electrokinetic techniques in subsurface applications”. The research will be performed within the Section Environmental Fate & Effect of Chemicals and links well to other projects currently ongoing at DTU Environment.

      The project focuses on the investigation of the potential of electrokinetic (EK) techniques for solute distribution and mobilization in different applications encompassing groundwater remediation and in-situ leaching and recovery of metals and metalloids.

      The main objectives of the project are to:

        Advance the scientific understanding of charge transport in porous mediaPropose and test new concepts for electrokinetic remediationDevelop and test modelling tools for EK applicationsDesign, optimize, and perform model-based interpretation of EK experiments at laboratory and field scales

      The project will be mainly based on numerical modelling, but will also entail some experimental work.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The successful candidate will have a background in environmental engineering and will have an interest in numerical modelling of subsurface processes. Previous modelling experience and/or work on electrokinetic techniques are an advantage.

      The successful candidate will:

        Develop innovative modelling approaches for EK simulationsUse the developed models to evaluate the distribution of charged reactants and the mobilization of charged contaminantsStudy the mechanisms of transport of charged species in porous mediaPerform experimental investigation of EK-enhanced transportPerform model-based interpretation of EK datasets observed at both pilot and field-scale applications

      The candidate will have excellent skills in English (oral and written) and will work in a team consisting of scientists from DTU Environment, as well as international partners in the project (University of Western Australia). The candidate will visit for an extensive research stay the partner institution during the period of the PhD project.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

      Approval and Enrolment
      The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

      We offer
      DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      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 period of employment is 3 years.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Massimo Rolle, +45 4525 1566, email: masro@env.dtu.dk

      You can read more about DTU Environment on http://www.env.dtu.dk/english.

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 30 October 2018 (local time).

      Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

        A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

      Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

      All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

      DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe.

      The department conducts research and development, and provides educational programs and service to society in the area of engineering of water in natural, urban and industrial contexts, processing and recovery of residual resources, environmental risk assessment and chemical risk reduction.

      The aim is to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and a new generation of engineers. The department has approximately 185 staff from more than 30 countries.

      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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

      Deadline: 30 October 2018
      Unit: DTU Environment
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Tuesday October 30th, 2018