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Two PhD Scholarships on Aggregation and Modelling of Distributed Energy Resources Across Energy Domains

The Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at the Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for two 3-year PhD positions associated with three different research projects.
 
PhD position 1 is on aggregation of distributed energy resources with particular focus on electric vehicles (EVs) and stationary storage systems for providing ancillary services (both at distribution and transmission level) to the grid. The PhD student will contribute to the activities of two ongoing research projects (ACES and CAR) and contribute to a limited extent to the newly funded H2020 project INSULAE. Key elements of the PhD investigation will include methodologies for modeling heterogeneous sets of unidirectional and bidirectional chargers, and EVs of various sizes, subject to different driving requirements. Important elements will be the synergy with other types of stationary storage systems and adherence with international grid codes and standards. Battery degradation of the EV/storage, while providing grid services, is a critical factor that will be assessed as well.
 
PhD position 2 is on modeling of multi-energy systems and interaction with the electrical domain for the provision of flexibility, considering thermal requirements. The PhD student will be fully involved in the H2020 project INSULAE and will leverage on the existing knowledge of the Bornholm energy system gathered during previous research projects. Key elements include a holistic assessment of the energy requirements of the Bornholm energy system (including electrical, thermal and transportation perspectives) in order to accommodate the increasing amount of fluctuating renewable (wind and solar) energy produced on the island and to become carbon neutral by 2025, avoiding the need for further interconnections with the mainland. Additionally, the potential of various technologies, including local resources such as biomass and waste in an existing plant (Biokraft) in the District of Aakirkeby, will be investigated.
 
Funding research projects
  • The Danish project ACES (Across Continents Electric Vehicles Services) investigates technical and economic system benefits and impacts by large scale electric vehicles integration in Bornholm, augmented by real usage patterns, grid data and field testing for across continents replicability. www.aces-bornholm.eu
  • The EU Interreg project CAR (Creating Automotive Renewal) develops systems solutions for the implementation and scale-up of electric vehicle systems. The approach comprises vehicles, charging posts, payment solutions, and business models. www.sbcar.eu
  • The H2020 project INSULAE aims at testing technologies for decarbonizing islands. It foresees demonstrations in three European islands (including Bornholm) in order to prove technical and economic feasibility of various energy technologies and solutions for increasing renewables and energy independency. (note: the project website is not available yet; few insights on the project can be retrieved here).
Applicable for both scholarships

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a two-year MSc or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year MSc. The applicants should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Excellent grades in the master program.
  • Knowledge of power systems operation.
  • Familiar with distributed energy resources (DERs) grid integration issues.
  • Knowledge of simulations software or power systems specific tools (for example Matlab-Simulink; Python; PowerFactory).
  • Ability to present results in technical reports, and prepare scientific papers for publication in international journals.
  • Proficient use of the English language.
  • Dedicated person with desire to learn is an essential quality.
Approval and Enrolment
PhD scholarships are subject to academic approval, and the candidates 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 is 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 place of work will be at the Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark. Lyngby campus will be visited on a weekly basis depending on meeting/teaching commitments.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information
You are welcome to contact Associate Professor Mattia Marinelli (matm@elektro.dtu.dk) or DER Group Leader Associate Professor Chresten Træholt (ctr@elektro.dtu.dk).
 
You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering on www.elektro.dtu.dk  and about CEE on www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk
 
Application 
Please submit your online application no later than 10 May 2019 (local time).
 
To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English, as one pdf file containing all the materials to be given considerationThe file must include:
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here – in the right hand column)
  • A 1-page research statement, including figures and references if deemed necessary (max 500 words). Relevant research achievements (if any), methodological approach and research objectives in the framework of the PhD studies are recommended elements to be included.
Please indicate which project you are applying for (title from the above list of PhD projects or individual research projects).
 
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their MSc but cannot begin before having received it. The candidates are expected to begin latest August 2019.
 
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 within acoustic, automation and control, electronics, electric power and energy and electromagnetics. Including PhD students, we have approximately 200 staff members. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. Our department consists of five research groups, a number of research centers and a management secretariat.
 
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: 10 May 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

Research Data Manager

Purpose & relevance for the organization
Our research into cell factory design and optimization heavily relies on high quality data. Our Center has set ambitious targets to increase the usage and value of our data. Methods such as machine learning are data hungry, which requires continuous work on reusability and sharing of data across research projects. You will play a key role in realizing this ambition by further professionalizing our data science organization.

The job

As a Research Data Manager you take a leading role in ensuring high data and metadata quality, and data reusability for data scientists and other users of data in our organization.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with data owners on processes to enable and ensure data and metadata quality
  • Performing routine data management activities like analysis, cleansing, and reporting
  • Working with our data scientists on data analysis projects to ensure that the data used in the projects is of highest possible quality
  • Aligning data collection and manipulation processes with our research partners in Sweden and the US
  • Participating in development of research data management solutions as an expert in data quality, standards and governance
  • Developing and enforcing metadata and data standards
  • Governance of utilization of data in our data warehouse, data lake, and data catalogue
  • Keeping up with best practices in industry regarding data stewardship and governance

You will report directly to the Director Data Science and Automation. 

Our expectations of you
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with attention to detail and a strong interest in life science R&D. You work in an organized manner and enjoy working with stakeholders to improve data and metadata standardization, quality and governance.

Minimum qualifications

  • A MSc or PhD degree in Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Data Science or a related field
  • Domain expertise in life science research & development
  • Familiarity with life science (-omics) data and data formats relevant to life sciences
  • Familiarity with databases and basic scripting / programming (preferably Python)
  • Familiarity with biological data visualization and basic statistical analyses of data

Preferred qualifications

  • Work experience in implementation of data standards, data quality and/or data governance
  • Experience in working in agile projects

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

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

The workplace is DTU main campus in Lyngby near Copenhagen.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 10 May 2019. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Markus Herrgård (herrgard@biosustain.dtu.dk).

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

Apply online

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Center for Biosustainability
Today, plastic bags, toys, cancer drugs, fuel and food ingredients are manufactured from chemical materials based on oil or extracted from plants. But this way of manufacturing depletes natural resources and increases carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, the products should instead be produced using sustainable biotechnological processes. Achieving this, requires a massive research effort in industrial biotechnology. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at is the world’s first interdisciplinary research centre within sustainability. A primary aim of the Center is to develop new knowledge and technology that can support the transformation from a petrochemical industry to a more sustainable bio-based industry, in which chemicals are produced biotechnologically using microbial production hosts, cell factories.

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.

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

Postdoc in Corrosion in Oil and Gas

The Materials and Surface Engineering section in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark are seeking candidate for one Postdoc position in the field of “Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry”. The Postdoc position is for a period of 1.5 years starting from the 1 August 2019.

Corrosion in the oil and gas industry is a serious issue that results in decreased production and high operational costs. Corrosion behavior of production pipes depend on many operational parameters (e.g. CO
2, H2S, pressure, temperature, interventions) and material variables (e.g. microstructure, chemical composition). Consequently, due to complex environment and synergistic effects, more than one mechanism is likely to be responsible for enhanced corrosion degradation and ultimate failure of the pipes. In order to prevent undesired failures and optimize maintenance of the pipes, reliable corrosion monitoring system is of high importance. Nevertheless, current monitoring technique, applied in the North Sea, do not provide information on the pitting underneath inorganic/corrosion scales, built on the steel surface. This puts the safety of the operation under the risk and results in unexpected pipe failure and blow-ups.

Responsibilities and tasks
Consequently, research activities in the intended Postdoc position will focus on the following issues:  

  • Development, together with a supplier, reliable fiber optic sensors for corrosion monitoring under oil and gas conditions
  • Performing corrosion small- and mid-scale experiments to evaluate the performance of corrosion sensors
The selected candidate is expected to work closely with other researchers and sensor supplier on the corrosion in oil and gas. Work involves some level of co-ordination, travel, and supervision activities. Research activities will involve corrosion and mechanical testing of materials similar to the test methods for stress corrosion cracking to assess the performance of the sensors.

Qualifications
Candidates for the position should have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Engineering with experience of mechanical testing of materials, Corrosion or stress corrosion cracking or related expertise. Prior experience to oil and gas corrosion will be an advantage. Combination of knowledge in stress/strain changes on materials due to corrosion and related topics are preferred.

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.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Rajan Ambat, phone: +45 4525 2181, e-mail: ram@mek.dtu.dk or Magdalena Rogowska, e-mail: mrog@mek.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 10 May 2019 (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)
  • CV
  • Diploma (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 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: 10 May 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

Industrial PhD in Electrical Engineering

Thejob are advertised on Ørsted’s website: IndustrialPhD in Electrical Engineering, but it can also be applied for here. 

Do you want to take on the challenge of doing an industrial PhD whilebeing employed with us?

Join us as a SCADA Engineer in the SCADA department and become part ofour group of skilled SCADA engineers, and do an industrial PhD with us. We’reresponsible for planning, designing and purchasing the complete SCADA systems,protection components, OT network and radio communication for on and offshoresubstations for our offshore wind farms.

Projectdescription
We have the pleasure of announcing a new industrial PhD project togetherwith DTU. Under this project, you’ll be enrolled for three years as anindustrial PhD student at the Department of Electrical Engineering and theDepartment of Photonics Engineering under the Danish industrial PhD programme,and you’ll be employed with us. The project is part of a wider collaborationbetween Ørsted and DTU concerning solutions for the optimised design,dimensioning and utilisation of transmission systems. In particular, theproject is about reducing invested capital and operating expenditures whileoptimising cybersecurity of the wind farm OT system. The part you’ll mainly beinvolved in is SCADA component and OT network topology and functionoptimisation.

Your competencesinclude that you 

    have a relevant master’s degree in electrical engineering with specialisation in automation or IT/OThave achieved excellent grades on your master’s programme, as a prerequisite for enrolment as a PhD student at DTU preferably have professional skills based on relevant working experience within SCADA and OT network componentspreferably have experience from automation and IT/OT researchspeak and write English fluently, as we’re an international company and cooperate closely with our colleagues abroad.

You’ll perform cross-disciplinary work and cooperate with colleagues andexternal partners at both Ørsted and at DTU, and it’s therefore essential thatyou thrive in teamwork. You have personal drive combined with both ananalytical and a responsible approach to your work. Furthermore, you’ll shareyour knowledge internally as well as externally with other researchers as partof your PhD studies.

Functional area:SCADA systems

Number of PhDstudents: One

Academic level:Postgraduate

Working hours: 37hours

Would you liketo help shape the renewable technologies of the future?

Send your application to us as soon as possible and no later than 30 April 2019, as we’ll be conductinginterviews on a continuous basis. Apply online here: IndustrialPhD in Electrical Engineering. 

The first interview will be conducted by phone or Skype, the second willbe held at our office in Gentofte and will involve a personality test and aninterview.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the following people if you’d like toknow more about the position:

Karsten Hvalkof Andersen, Senior Manager SCADA, by telephone on +45 9955 76 33 or by email at kahan@orsted.dk,Professor Lars Dittmann, Department of Photonics Engineering, by telephone on +4540 31 05 06 or by email at ladit@fotonik.dtu.dk,Associate Professor Guangya Yang, Department of Electrical Engineering, bytelephone on +45 53 27 36 99 or by email at gyy@elektro.dtu.dk. 

Desired start date: 1 August 2019

Additional info: You’llbe based at one of our offices in Denmark, in Skærbæk near Fredericia or inGentofte in the Greater Copenhagen area. DTU is located north of Copenhagen,and part of the study will take place there.

About Ørsted
Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted’s 6,000 employees develop, constructand operate offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovativewaste-to-energy solutions and provide smart energy products to its customers.Ørsted Offshore’s 2,300 employees have developed and constructed the largestportfolio of offshore wind farms in Northern Europe, and we’re expanding withinternational activities in the US and Asia-Pacific. For more information onØrsted, visit orsted.com.

Deadline: 30 April 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc in Adaptation and Climate Resilient Development

UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) is a leading international research and advisory institution on energy, climate and sustainable development. It is an independent organization within the Department for Management at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). As a collaborating center of UN Environment (UNEP), UDP works with a large range of international institutions, national governments, and research institutions, to assist countries in their efforts to move towards climate resilient and sustainable development. UDP has a staff of approximately 70 professionals from 20 different countries with backgrounds covering economics, science, engineering, and energy and environment planning. UDP currently implements project activities in more than 60 developing countries.

About the Impact Assessment and Adaptation Analysis section 
The newly established Impact Assessment and Adaptation Analysis section is working on evidence-based assessments of the wider economic, social, and environmental effects of climate adaptation and mitigation policies and action, as well as of the climate implications of economic, social, and environmental policies. We support the design, development, and implementation of strategies and actions that effectively address climate change adaptation and sustainable development needs, with a primary focus on developing countries. This includes: the assessment of adaptation and resilience policy processes, options, and measures; measuring and tracking progress on adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development; and engaging with governments and non-state actors to enhance sustainable societal transformations.

In each of these areas, the section is engaged in project implementation, research, capacity building, and provision of technical support, combined with methodology development and piloting. In addition, the section provides policy advice and engages in knowledge dissemination. 

Currently, we are expanding our portfolio of activities and are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher in climate change adaptation to join a team of nine colleagues for an initial 2-year position. The successful candidate will primarily contribute to expanding and implementing our work in engaging with the private sector in climate adaptation and resilience in developing countries. This includes the development and piloting of methodologies, tools, and frameworks that facilitate enhanced private sector adaptation action and analysis, with a primary focus on micro, small, and medium enterprises.

Key tasks and responsibilities
The successful candidate has already obtained some experience with project management and has a strong methodological background and proven experience in adapting and applying adaptation-relevant and qualitative methods and tools in a developing country context.   

The successful candidate is expected to: 

    Synthesize, analyze, and document learning and evidence emerging from private sector adaptation work;Contribute to the implementation of projects aiming to engage small and medium size enterprises in climate adaptation in developing countries;Generate new ideas and stimulate innovative approaches to addressing challenges in assessing private sector adaptation in a developing country context;Support the development of practical guidelines and tools and dissemination of publications;Contribute to strengthen the section and UDP’s work with qualitative research methods, processes, tools and software;  Initiate new strategic partnerships with the private sector and key stakeholders, and contribute to the development of UDP’s work in private sector adaptation;Contribute to country-level research and learning on effective approaches to measure adaptation impacts and climate resilience;Initiate, contribute to, and/or lead resource mobilization activities, including project concept development and preparation of project proposals;Contribute to high-impact publications, including briefs and reportsSupport and ensure the technical rigor of complex analytical and advisory services;Cultivate and maintain effective networks and partnerships with country partners, partner agencies, and multi-partner for a;Represent UNEP DTU Partnership and the section at expert meetings, regional consultations, workshops, and seminars.

Selection Criteria
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced team player who possesses strong knowledge and expertise in the climate change and development area and who meets the following criteria: 

    A PhD degree in development studies, economics, geography or other relevant field;Relevant experience with climate change adaptation and development research, scientific advice, and dissemination in an international context;Demonstrated excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills in English. Working proficiency in French and/or Spanish is a strong advantage;Experience with qualitative research methods and tools, incl. participatory approaches;Implementation of projects in co-operation with development aid donor agencies, international experts, and developing country institutions and experts;Experience with teamwork and an ability to produce high-quality results and outputs under pressure with minimal supervision;Experience in working with/for the financial sector, ideally in developing countries, is a strong advantage.

Language
The working language at UDP is English. Working proficiency in Spanish and/or French is a strong asset.  

We offer
UDP offers an international setting with room for professional and personal development. We employ senior researchers and advisors, researchers, PhD students and research assistants, with a possibility to work across institutional sections. Staff members have a high degree of freedom and responsibility in organising their work, they play different roles in different projects, and project teams vary from one project to another.  

Terms of employment
UDP is part of the Department of Management at the Technical University of Denmark and employees are university staff. The successful candidate will be employed in a full-time position according to the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The position is initially for 2 years.

The place of work is the UN City based in Copenhagen, Denmark.   

We apply a dialogue-based Scandinavian management style and we offer a family friendly work place with a documented positive work environment where there is room for a good work-life balance for our staff.   

How to Apply
Please submit your online application no later than 5 May 2019 (23.59 local time). Aplications 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 letter;CV with full personal data and contact details;Indication of three references; and,A copy of your diploma(s)

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

Further information
For further information please contact Henry Neufeldt, Head of Section for Impact Assessment and Adaptation Analysis, phone: +45 4533 5251, email:hneu@dtu.dk. 

Further information is also available at the UDP website, www.unepdtu.org.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, 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: 5 May 2019
Unit: DTU Management
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Post expires on Sunday May 5th, 2019

Postdoc in Hyperspectral and Thermal Remote Sensing of Ecophysiological Traits from Unmanned Aerial Systems

The Department ofEnvironmental Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTUEnvironment) advertises a fully funded 1-year postdoctoral position inhyperspectral and thermal remote sensing of crops using Unmanned Aerial Systemswithin the project Agricultural Water Innovations in the Tropics, AgWit project (JPI-Water).

The project work willprimarily be carried out at the Section for  Air, Land and WaterResources section (ALW), located in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. The ALW section isfocused on research of global climate change, air pollution, hydrology, and interactionsof the terrestrial biosphere with the hydrological cycle and atmosphere.Special focus is on water resources, land surface fluxes and greenhouse gasexchange between the atmosphere and natural and anthropogenic systems. Advancedtechniques like tracer gas and eddy-covariance flux measurements, experimentalmanipulation of ecosystems, remote sensing, and modelling are used.

The project aimsto quantify water and carbon footprints of crops using hyperspectral,multispectral and thermal imagery from Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), assessthe use of biochar and land use/cover changes and upscale the results toregional scale using satellite data.  Biophysical variables relatedwith plant physiology and hydraulic traits will be derived from UAS and incorporatedinto evapotranspiration and gross primary productivity models.

Responsibilitiesand tasks
The successful applicant will contribute to advancement ofsynergic uses of hyperspectral and thermal sensors for sensing ecophysiologicaltraits DTU Environment. The postdoc will access an existing set of ground andUAS hyperspectral, thermal and multispectral data already acquired overdifferent agro-ecohydrological observatories.

The postdoc will be responsible for:

    Implementingimage workflows: orthorectification, geometric, radiometric and atmosphericcorrections.Estimatebiophysical variables using indices, machine learning methods and RadiativeTransfer Models (RTM).Incorporatesuch information to improve existing gross primary productivity andevapotranspiration algorithms and validate with ground observations.Coordinationof research with other team members and participation in meetings.Publicationof scientific results in high level impact journals and presented atinternational conferences.

The postdoc will engage in aninternational team with scientists from DTU Environment, DTU Photonics and DTUSpace, and international institutions (University of British Columbia,Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia, Stockholm University and MaxPlanck-Jena). Scientific networking will be also facilitated through COSTactions SENSECO and HARMONIOUS.

 

Qualifications
Candidatesshould have a PhD degree or equivalent.

 

We are looking for acandidate who has: 

    Master’sdegree and PhD in Remote Sensing, Earth Sciences or Environmental Engineeringfrom a Danish institution or equivalent.Provenexperience working with hyperspectral remote sensing data and radiativetransfer models in vegetation.Provenexperience in field campaigns using Unmanned Aerial Systems and the necessaryworkflows for image processing.Ability ofhandling and processing large amounts of dataMathematicalmodelling skills and experience in PYHTON,  MATLAB, IDL or otherprogramming languages and GIS software (QGIS, ENVI, Arcmap)Proficiencyin written and spoken English.Flexibilityand self-motivation, interest in collaboration and personal responsibility foryour work.Provenexperience publishing in top-level journals in the field as first author.Knowledgeof thermal remote sensing, fluorescence and crop growth or land surface modelsare advantageous.Willingnessto travel and work in an international environment.

Weoffer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for theexcellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Weoffer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. Westrive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegialrespect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salaryand terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with theDanish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreedupon with the relevant union.

 Youcan read more about career paths at DTU here.

The periodof employment for this post is 1 year. The candidate should be able to startJune 30th, 2019. The location is DTU Lyngby Campus.

Further information
Furtherinformation may be obtained from Head of Section, Professor Kim Pilegaard, kipi@env.dtu.dk or Associate Professor MonicaGarcia, mgarc@env.dtu.dk

You can readmore about DTU Environment at www.env.dtu.dk

Application procedure

Pleasesubmit your online application no later than 20 May 2019 (22:00 local time).  

To apply, please openthe link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. Thefollowing must be attached in English:

    Application (cover letter including your research vision for the post)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

Applications andenclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU isa technical university providing internationally leading research, education,innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science andtechnology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, andour 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challengesof the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globallywith business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 20 May 2019
Unit: DTU Environment
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Post expires on Monday May 20th, 2019

Postdoc in Water Valorization Using Microalgae

A 2-year postdoc position is available to develop and optimize wastewater valorization technology with microalgae, starting July 1st 2019 or shortly after. The successful candidate will join an innovative, collaborative, productive, responsible, international, gender-balanced, and multidisciplinary team at DTU Environment.
 

The project aims to develop an innovative benchmark technology for complete valorization of industrial wastewater using microalgae towards production of biofuels and bio-products.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

The postdoc project position will include laboratory studies for microalgae cultivations and monitoring.

 

Beside laboratory work, the candidate is also expected to be able to:

  • Active dissemination of the obtained results, in high-impact scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job.
  • Participation in teaching will also be an integrated part of the job.
  • Participation in co-supervision of PhD students will be an integrated part of the job.
  • Participation in writing project proposal.
Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

 

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in process optimization and microbiology. Additional knowledge regarding molecular biology and bioinformatics is appreciated as it helps to reveal the mechanisms of microalgae cultivation processes.

 

Background in any of these subjects would be useful, but more important are enthusiasm for microalgae based technologies, self-motivation, and should thrive in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields.

 

Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are expected.

 
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.

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

Further information

For Further information, please contact Professor Irini Angelidaki <iria@env.dtu.dk>

 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 26 April 2019 (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)
  • CV
  • Diploma (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 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: 26 April 2019
Unit: DTU Environment
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Post expires on Friday April 26th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Promoting a Lower Intake of Sweets and Treats and a Healthier Snacking Pattern in Families with Young School-age Children

DTU Food seeks a dedicated candidate for a 3-years PhD position in the field of nutrition and health promotion. You will be part of the Nutrition and health promotion group at the Division of Risk Assessment and Nutrition. The research focus of the group is on diet, nutrition and health promotion, including designing and conducting The Danish National Survey of Diet and Physical Activity and the implementation and evaluation of real-life interventions focusing on increasing healthy eating and sustainable food production.

 

The PhD study is part of a larger interdisciplinary project in collaboration with several partners. The focus of the study is to map and promote a healthier eating pattern among young school-age children by substituting sugar-rich foods (as candy, chocolate and cakes) and drinks with healthier foods or other joyful activities. The PhD candidate will be part of an intervention study in collaboration with the school health services and the child dental care in a municipality in Denmark.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD student will take part in preparing the intervention, including preparation of assessment tools, and in the collection of data at both baseline and endpoint visits in 2019 and 2020, including socio-demographics, anthropometrics, physical activity routines, sleeping pattern, dietary habits with focus on sweet patterns and everyday life structures. 

 

You will be engaged in all parts of the intervention with a special focus on processing dietary data, testing mediating variables and assessing behaviour change as well as the families’ use of self-regulation strategies to lower their intake of sugar-rich foods and drinks.

 

Your task will be to handle all aspects of your PhD project and training. This means to:

  • Plan, conduct and report  results from the intervention study
  • Dissemination of results among colleagues, and in conference and journal publications

We expect that you master the balance between, on one hand, working independently and take initiatives, and on the other hand, seeking advice from your supervisor, your fellow students and colleagues.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in Human Nutrition or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level.

 

Practical and theoretical experience with nutritional intervention research and experience with assessment methods used for dietary recording and mediating variables, e.g. changes in self-efficacy, in a setting-based nutrition intervention program is an advantage. Interest in and experience with interdisciplinary collaboration projects is preferred. The awareness of how to engage with others and a certain degree of adaptability are important skills to make the collaboration efficient.

 

Excellent skills in both Danish and English are required, oral as well as writing.

 

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 with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information may be obtained from Anne Dahl Lassen, +45 9351 8943, Ellen Trolle, tel.: +45 20891512 or Bodil Just Christensen, +45 2151 8276.

 
You can read more about the division on
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later 7 May 2019 (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 vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel 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.

 

The division’s research is inter-disciplinary and involves food safety as well as nutritional issues. The aim of our research is to further develop risk assessment and to gain knowledge about the association between food intake and eating habits and health, including the effect of interventions.

 

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: 7 May 2020
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Thursday May 7th, 2020

Postdoc in Peptide Chemistry

A 3-year postdoc position is available in peptide chemistry at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Intestinal Absorption and Transport of Biopharmaceuticals (CitBio) at DTU Health Technology, headed by Professor Thomas L. Andresen.

CitBIO combines basic and applied research with the aim of increasing bioavailability of orally administrated drugs through innovative peptide engineering and nanotechnologies. CitBIO encompasses a broad interdisciplinary research profile consisting of chemists, biologists, material scientists, microscopists, and medical doctors along with both experimental and theoretical physicists. This allows for application of a wide palette of scientific techniques, including chemical syntheses, biophysical assays, artificial model systems of the intestine, optical microscopy, theoretical modeling, and animal studies, enabling detailed mechanistic studies of drug candidates.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a postdoc at CitBio you will be working in a highly international and interdisciplinary environment.

You will responsible for the progress of the chemistry area by:
 

  • Designing and synthesizing new peptides
  • Having a close collaboration with the other research areas within the center
  • Communicating research ideas and results at center meetings, to external collaborator, at conferences and in scientific journals
  • Supervising PhD and MSc students
  • Ensuring a functioning and essential equipment setup
The successful candidate should have:
  • A strong scientific background in organic synthesis – experience with peptide/protein synthesis and modification in an advantage
  • An understanding of other disciplines such a biophysics, biology etc. 
  • A high degree of independency and personal motivation. Creative and critical thinking skills are vital for the success of the project
  • Excellent communication skills in English
Qualifications
Candidates should hold a PhD in organic chemistry or equivalent. Experience with peptide synthesis and – engineering 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 3 years.

The job will be based at DTU Health Tech, Lyngby Campus – close to Copenhagen. The candidate should be able to start as soon as possible.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Researcher Claudia Hjørringgaard, tel.: +45 4525 8141 (not available from 13 April to 23 April).

You can read more about DTU Health Tech and CitBio at www.healthtech.dtu.dk and www.citbio.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 May 2019 (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)
  • CV
  • Diploma (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.

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
 

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoc position in Blockchain Technologies

DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE), invites applications for an appointment as postdoc for 1 year within the area of Blockchain Technologies. The position is available from 1 June 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science 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 endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU, both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the area of Blockchain Technologies.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoc position is framed in the context of the Danish national project “Bottom-up blockchain-værdikæder i fødevaresektoren” (Bottom-up blockchain value chains in the food sector) funded by Industriens Fond (Industry Foundation). The main goal of the project is to investigate the adoption of blockchain technologies in the food sector.  Real world business case scenarios from the Danish food industry will be carried out in the project.

The specific objective of the postdoc position is to support the project from a technical perspective, by designing a blockchain-based system that showcases how blockchain technologies can be used to improve the value chains in the food sector.
Therefore, this will include at least the following tasks: 

  • Specification of desired functional and non-functional requirements of the system
  • Selection of appropriate blockchain technologies
  • Design of a blockchain-based system that meets the requirements.
  • Coordinate a number of MSc students on blockchain-related research
Other content of the position
There will be an opportunity to do teaching at the master’s level; the position may also involve handling administrative tasks to a limited extent.

Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or similar, is required
  • Background on distributed systems and/or cyber-security is a plus
  • The ability to develop theoretical solutions followed by a concrete prototype is considered a plus
  • Teaching experience in related subjects is considered a plus
  • Participation in academic collaborations in relevant areas
  • Relevant publication track record
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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The position is a full-time position.

Further Information
Further information concerning the project and the application is available by contacting Associate Professor Nicola Dragoni, ndra@dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 17 May 2019 (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)
  • CV
  • Diploma (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: 17 May 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Friday May 17th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Direct Laser Writing of Pyrolytic Carbon Microelectrodes

We are looking for a talented PhD candidate to join the project ‘Pyrolytic Hierarchical Organic Electrodes for sustaiNable Electrochemical Energy Systems (PHOENEEX)’, which is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant.

The overall vision of PHOENEEX is to develop a miniaturised biobattery. For this purpose, we will investigate novel approaches for the fabrication of 3D carbon microelectrodes (3DCMEs) with highly tailored material properties, large surface area and hierarchical architecture using pyrolysis. In this process, patterned polymer precursors are exposed to high temperatures (> 900 °C) in inert atmosphere (N2 or Ar) and converted into pyrolytic carbon. We will apply the 3DCMEs to i) considerably improve the efficiency of energy harvesting in microbial fuel cells and ii) enhance temporal storage of the harvested energy in microsupercapacitors. In this context, you will work in close collaboration with several researchers in an interdisciplinary team.

We are based at DTU Nanolab, where we conduct cross-disciplinary research and apply micro- and nanotechnology to a wide range of scientific disciplines and applications. The Biomaterial Microsystems group is a highly ambitious group, pursuing research on microfabrication of 3D polymer and carbon structures and devices and their application in drug delivery, bioelectrochemistry and biosensing.

Responsibilities and tasks
For fabrication of pyrolytic carbon microelectrodes, polymer template structures have to be placed on a carrier substrate (e.g. Si or Quartz) which has to be stable at elevated temperatures. This is a major limitation due to high costs, low design flexibility and low sustainability in particular for the fabrication of disposable devices. Furthermore, the pyrolysis at high temperatures is not a very sustainable process.

Your main contribution will be the development of novel methods to fabricate 3D pyrolysed carbon microelectrodes on polymer substrates. Among other possible approaches, you will evaluate direct laser writing of pyrolytic carbon electrodes. For this purpose, you will need to investigate the interaction of laser light with polymers.

Furthermore, the structural, electrical and electrochemical properties of the carbon materials will be characterized and optimized. Finally, the performance of the carbon microelectrodes will be evaluated in bioelectrochemical applications.

We expect that you:

    embrace the responsibility to plan and execute experimental research are interested in material science and microfabrication and are eager to explore new research areas ideally have experience with carbon materials or electrochemistry have excellent engineering skills and an analytical mindset are motivated to contribute to technology enabling sustainable energy like teamwork and have the ability to interact and collaborate with researchers and laboratory technicians in a very cross-disciplinary environment

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in chemistry, material science, engineering, electronics or physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

The PhD project will be very interdisciplinary and the candidate is expected to have the interest to explore new applications of carbon-based materials. A high grade average is decisive to be considered for the scholarship.

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 Associate Professor Stephan Sylvest Keller (DTU Nanolab).

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
The microfabrication will be carried out at DTU Lyngby Campus at DTU Nanolab. Through the ERC grant, a new laboratory – the PHOENEEX lab – will be established providing the infrastructure necessary to conduct the research in this ambitious project.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Stephan Sylvest Keller, suke@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 5846.

You can read more about DTU Nanolab and the Biomaterial Microsystems group at www.nanolab.dtu.dk.

More information on the framework of the ERC Consolidator Grant here.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 April 2019 (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 vitae Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma Excel 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 Nanolab is a common infrastructure and research facility located at and fully owned by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. The core facilities consist of a large cleanroom and a state-of-the-art electron microscopy center inaugurated in 2007. The research activities carried out at DTU Nanolab span from nano- and microfabrication with Silicon-based materials, carbon and polymers to the highly sophisticated analysis of nanoscale materials in hard and soft matter. Since 2018, DTU Nanolab is extended to provide expertise in soft matter from small molecule complexes to biological cells.

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: 25 April 2019
Unit: DTU Nanolab
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Post expires on Thursday April 25th, 2019

PhD project: Electroosmosis in Masonry

DTU Civil Engineering is inviting applications for a 3-year PhD position starting July 2019, jointly funded by The Landowners’ Investment Foundation, Denmark and DTU Civil Engineering. The overall aim of the project is to map the potential for use of electroosmosis to dewater moist masonry.

Electroosmosis is the transport of water in a porous material under application of an electric DC field. Electroosmosis as phenomenon has been known for more than 150 years, and has been utilized for e.g. dewatering of fine-grained soils. The possibility of using electroosmosis for drying of moist masonry is much debated in Denmark. This PhD study is based on the question: In which types of bricks, porous stones, mortars and masonry as composite can significant electroosmosis be obtained? The necessary theoretical background and documentation to answer this question is currently lacking, but are the major deliveries of this PhD project. An experimental methodology will be developed during the project for mapping of the relation between material characteristics and electroosmotic transport. The influence from interphases between materials with different characteristics on electroosmosis will be determined. The experimental work will be simultaneous to numerical modeling in order to develop the theoretical framework, which finally will be related to the possibility for dewatering masonry of different types and environments by electroosmosis.Qualifications
The candidate should have a two year master’s degree
(120 ECTS points) in civil engineering or chemical engineering, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree. Further desirable qualifications are work experience in an academic context, interest in material science and electrochemistry. A good command of the English language, both spoken and written, is essential. The candidate is expected to be self-motivated and to publish the project results in international peer-reviewed journals.

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 Professor Lisbeth M. Ottosen, Section for Materials and Durability.
 

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 main workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, but the project will require travel and exchange in Greenland and at relevant Arctic universities.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Lisbeth M. Ottosen, 
lo@byg.dtu.dkApplication
Please submit your online application no later than 20 May 2019.

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 fileThe file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel 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 Civil Engineering develops and utilizes science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society through a sustainable development of construction and the built environment. As part of a strong university, the department provides research, study programmes, innovation and research-based consultancy of the highest quality in civil engineering. The Department develops new knowledge and solutions for the challenges facing the construction industry based on classic disciplines of building research, as well as the monitoring and decoding of physical phenomena,—we combine theory and practice.
 
DTU Civil Engineering has a special role in researching, educating and developing new construction engineering solutions for Arctic settings, for the benefit of society in both Denmark and Greenland. The department has a scientific staff of about 80 persons, 60 PhD students, and a technical/administrative support staff of about 50 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: 20 May 2019
Unit: DTU Civil Eng
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Post expires on Monday May 20th, 2019

Three PhD Scholarships in Autonomous Technology for Marine Craft

The Automation and Control Group at DTU Department of Electrical Engineering seeks highly qualified motivated candidates for a number of PhD positions. Applicants are invited to apply for a specific project from the list below. Additional information concerning individual project proposals can be obtained from the contact persons listed below. The procedure for applying is described below.

A total of five PhD projects are part of the ShippingLab Autonomy Work Package (WP). Three of these vacancies are advertised below. The ShippingLab Autonomy research will be a joint effort between senior faculty with Professor Mogens Blanke as Principal Investigator, experienced developers and navigators from partners, four PostDocs and five PhD candidates.  The Autonomy WP is a joint effort between DTU (Kgs. Lyngby), SIMAC, Wärtsila-Lyngsø Marine, Logimatic Engineering, Danelec Marine, TUCO Marine, DFDS, Danske Færger and a Harbor Bus Operator. The Autonomy WP will provide the research and development necessary to obtain maritime autonomy over a range of levels, from decision support to enhance safety and voyage economy, to a ferry on demand solution that would be able to operate without a navigator on board.

PhD candidates will participate in measurements, test and validation at sea. Candidates are expected to be dedicated, productive and ambitious team players, who wish to obtain an international level in their area.  Scientific publication and experimental validation of results will be part of all the PhD projects and candidates a will include two or more publications in international scientific journals plus a number of conference papers. Presentation at international conferences will be part of the research training and elements of didactics will be obtained through experience as teaching assistants.

The research of this project has civilian objectives. However, equipment restricted by export licenses and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) is being used in this research. Applicants that are citizens of Denmark, Norway and other NATO countries, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, or Japan are eligible. Other applicants should provide evidence of eligibility to use such equipment for their application to be considered.

PhD project 1: Autonomous Supervision for Safe Ship Operation with Temporarily Unmanned Bridge
This research will focus on creating overall awareness of own ship’s condition related to health and quality of sensors, machinery needed for manoeuvering and of the actuators used for manoeuvering. It will assess the risks related to the observed navigation of own ship and that of other vehicles. It will assess risks related to berthing capabilities given relevant weather information. Supervision will include diagnosis of not normal events including sensor artefacts and temporal or permanent faults in relevant devices on board. Implementation could be obtained using mixed deterministic and stochastic automata.

Your qualifications: 

  • MSc in automation and control or robotics with a profile that includes fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control.
  • You have interest in, and perhaps experience with supervision, event diagnosis and control
  • Experience with marine control systems and with real time implementation would be an advantage
PhD project 2: Multi-modal sensor fusion and calibration for autonomous surface ships
The goal is to develop novel and reliable calibration and fusion of multiple sensors – employing robust state estimation techniques – in the context of situational awareness for autonomous vessels. A multitude of sensors and modalities are expected to be employed. Among these: short- and long-range RADARs, cameras in different spectral ranges, IMU, sea chart, position and navigation instruments. The algorithms will support scene-referenced simultaneous localisation and mapping. The output of the system will be used for 360o perception which will incorporate multiple sensor feeds.

Your qualifications: 

  • MSc in Electrical/Electronics, Computer engineering, or equivalent with specialization in state estimation and sensor fusion.
  • Experience with open source robotic tools, such as ROS, would be an advantage.
  • Hands on experience with hardware for sensing would be an advantage.
PhD project 3: Robust Detection and Categorization for Autonomous Ship Perception
The goal of this project is to develop novel and robust algorithms for object detection and categorization, to be used on ships during autonomous operation. The project will research methods and architectures of deep learning in combination with other techniques for analysis of images and radar plots such that detection and categorization errors are minimized. The research will include incremental updating of recognition models as experience is accumulated. The developed techniques need to enable operability over long periods of time, supporting safe operation at all times.

Your qualifications:
 
  • MSc in Robotics, Computer Science or equivalent, with specialization in machine learning and robot vision.
  • Experience with open-source tools for machine learning and robot vision would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with design of convolutional neural networks architectures would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge about radar technology would be an advantage.
Applicable for all PhD scholarships

Qualifications
Applicants must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Applicants who will obtain such degree by 1 August 2019 can also apply, but they cannot begin before having received the degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates 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
Assessment of applications will be made by the Principal Investigator together with Faculty from the Autonomy WP. Furthermore, the DTU Human Resources office will participate in interviewing and evaluating candidates.

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 about all PhD projects may be obtained from the Principal Investigator, Professor Mogens Blanke, tel.: +45 4525 3565, mob: +45 2991 0965.

Specific information about PhD projects 2 and 3 may be obtained from Assistant Professor Evangelos Boukas, tel.: +45 5290 1729.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 14 May 2019 (local time).  Evaluation will be ongoing during the application period and all candidates can expect a response within 30 days after the deadline.

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 vitae that describes your professional experience, your profile of interest, the main contribution of scientific publications, if you have published results. Describe also experience that shows your abilities at a personal and professional level.
  • Pdf version(s) of published or submitted papers to relevant Journals and peer reviewed conferences.
  • Grade transcripts and BSc, MSc diploma (both are required if you hold a BSc as well.
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here – in the right hand column)
In the field “Please indicate which position(s) you would like to apply for”, please indicate which project you are applying for (title from the above list of PhD projects).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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 qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Automation and Control Group at Department of Electrical Engineering at DTU performs research and teaching in automation technology, control theory and autonomous systems. The group has about 35 affiliated researchers and other employees. Please read more about the Automation and Control group on 
www.aut.elektro.dtu.dk.

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: 14 May 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Tuesday May 14th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Soft Nanobiomechanics

    M.Sc. in the field of materials science, chemistry, physics, biology, mechanical engineering or related subjectsExperience in surface science and/or atomic force microscopy (desirable, but not required)Experience and/or interests in carrying out interdisciplinary projectAbility to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasksGood communication skills in English, both written and spoken

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

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

One PhD student position is open in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DTU Mekanik), Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The overarching goal of this project is to characterize the interfacial mechanical properties of biological systems on nanoscale mainly by means of atomic force microscopy (AFM). Specific systems/subjects of interest are mainly two; (i) blood coagulation (thrombosis) and (ii) bacterial inoculation on mucus layer.

As well known, thrombosis occurs by polymerization of fibrinogen into fibrin network as initiated by platelets. While this process is essential to cure after blood vessel tissue damage, it can result in obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system. Either to biochemically dissolve (thrombolysis) or to physically remove (thrombectomy) clots from endothelial surfaces, it is of vital importance to fully understand the cohesion forces between coagulating substances in the thrombus as well as between thrombus and epithelial cell surfaces. While previous studies with AFM mostly have been focused on characterizing morphology or single molecular force spectroscopy of fibrinogen molecule, we attempt to characterize the integrating forces of thrombus itself. Bacterial inoculation on mucus layer is another outstanding example that requires a quantitative characterization of nanoscale intermolecular interaction in biological systems. While mucus layer, the slimy hydrogel formulated from mucin glycoprotein on epithelial cell surfaces, plays a protective function against pathogenic microbes, effective penetration of molecules across mucus layer is often desirable for drug delivery. Thus, a full characterization of the interactive forces between microorganism/drug molecules and mucus layer is essential for a desired manipulation of microbial adhesion or drug delivery. While the two subjects mentioned above have their own significances, they are correlated with each other in that some cells can both host fibrinogen/fibrin as well as secrete mucus. Thus, this type of cells can provide an in-vitro model platform for both studies.

This project is funded by DTU’s Alliances and Strategic Partnership PhD scholarship and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DTU Mekanik).

Responsibilities and tasks
The project will be conducted mainly in the Section of Materials and Surface Engineering (MTU) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the project includes a collaboration with Prof. Yoon Sung Nam (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)), who is interested in identifying a peptide sequence that can specifically bind to fibrin but not fibrinogen. This will help to identify the locations of early stage of thrombus in human body. Additionally, some bacteriophage will be used as a therapeutic methodology to cure diseases caused from bacteria-infection hosted on mucus layers. Thus, based on the established nanobiomechanical knowledge the on thrombus and bacterial/bacteriophage inoculation on mucus at DTU Mekanik, and the project will be extended to characterize the interfacial forces (i) between the peptide sequence and fibrinogen/fibrin, (ii) bacteria/bacteriophage to mucus at Professor Nam’s laboratory, KAIST.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. The successful candidate should have: 

  • M.Sc. in the field of materials science, chemistry, physics, biology, mechanical engineering or related subjects
  • Experience in surface science and/or atomic force microscopy (desirable, but not required)
  • Experience and/or interests in carrying out interdisciplinary project
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
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 Seunghwan Lee, DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, seele@mek.dtu.dk , tel.: + 45 4525 2193.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 5 May 2019 (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 vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel 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 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: 5 May 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Sunday May 5th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Distributed Operation and Control of Multi Energy Systems with Power to Gas (P2G) – DTU-NTU Double Degree

Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE), Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in “Distributed Operation and Control of Multi Energy Systems with Power to Gas (P2G)”.

The project is a joint PhD degree project in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The PhD student is required to stay at NTU for one year to fulfill the requirements of the joint PhD degree.

CEE offers outstanding career opportunities, has very strong relations to the industry and focuses on transforming the electric power system into an intelligent infrastructure based on renewable energy.

With increasing penetration of RESs in the power system, the uncertainties and fluctuations of RESs bring significant challenges to the operation and control of the power system. The power system has to be continuously balanced in order to maintain security of the whole system. It is a big challenge to maintain the continuous balance with frequent and large fluctuations from RESs.

Hydrogen could play a key role to facilitate the transition to the future deep low-carbon or no-carbon energy systems. Hydrogen from renewables can be achieved by an electrolyser which splits water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity. The electrolyser can help realize very high penetration of renewables in power systems or renewable-based power systems. The electricity consumption of electrolysers can be adjusted to follow the variable electricity production from renewables. They offer a flexible load to provide grid balancing services and the hydrogen produced is a source of storage to support the efficient and secure operation of the whole energy systems with high penetration of renewables.

Responsibilities and tasks
This project is to analyze the technical and economic feasibility of renewable-based hydrogen in the future renewable-based energy systems. It will develop a technical and economic model of the power to gas (P2G) system, i.e., the electrolyser. The use of hydrogen will be analyzed in the future energy systems. Optimal energy scheduling schemes and real-time control will be developed to minimize the cost and maintain secure operation of the renewable based energy system with P2G.

Main tasks:
 

  • Technical and Economic Model of the P2G system
  • Coordination through hydrogen in the future energy system
  • Distributed optimal energy planning of multi-energy systems with P2G
  • Distributed real-time control of multi-energy systems with P2G
Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree in engineering.

The candidate with the following knowledge will be preferred:
 
  • Fundamental knowledge about the power system operation, control and analysis
  • Good at optimization theory, familiar with one of the optimization software, such as GAMS and Matlab
  • Knowledge/experience about integrated energy systems modeling and operation, i.e., the electricity, heat and gas systems
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 Associate Professor Qiuwei Wu, and Associate Professor Arne Hejde Nielsen.

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 Qiuwei Wu, tel. +45 4525 3529, qw@elektro.dtu.dk, Associate Professor Arne Hejde Nielsen, tel. +45 4525 3504, ahn@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about of Centre for Electric Power and Energy at 
www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 May 2019 (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 vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel 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 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 eight groups each covering important areas of electrical and biomedical engineering. Including PhD students we have more than 270 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 May 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Channel Coding for Optical Communications

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering, including astrong focus on optical communications and coding. The postdoc project will bepositioned within the Coding and Visual Communication Group, which is part ofthe Communication Technology Section at DTU Fotonik. The project is part of theINCOM project funded by Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD).

We are seeking a candidate to work on advanced high-throughput channelcoding for optical communication. The focus will be on fast forward error-correction(FEC). 

Error-correction codes (ECC) are vital in optical communication systems toachieve highly efficient and highly reliable communication. This researchposition is focussed on high-speed FEC and the interaction with the modulationscheme in optical communication, striving for Tbit/s communication.

Responsibilities and tasks
For high coding performance, soft-decision (SD) FEC will be applied. Onescheme to study is based on concatenated coding with an inner SD FEC. Forhigh-speed and high-reliability, a fast hard-decision (HD) FEC, is a goodchoice for the outer code. Concatenated coding combining an SD Hamming code asinner code and a staircase code as outer code will be considered as reference.The goal is to design even better coding schemes. For SD coding, codes as LDPC,LDGM, and Polar Codes can also be considered, as well as simple SD decoding ofthe outer code.

The channel coding can encompass both FEC and coding for probabilisticconstellation shaping, e.g. in coded modulation communication schemes usinghigher order modulation. The performance shall be evaluated by analysis andsimulations and compared with information theoretic bounds.

Striving for Tbit/s throughput, fast algorithms are a vital part of theresearch. This includes analysis of the influence on the performance andimportant implementation aspects as energy efficiency.

The postdoc project will be part of the INCOM project centred at DTU Fotonik,and it will be in close collaboration with other coding activities within theINCOM project and at DTU Fotonik, as well as external partners. Experimentaldemonstrations of selected devised coding schemes in optical transmission arean integral goal in this joint work. 

    You are striving for excellence within the researchtopicYou are driven by pushing boundariesYou are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments

Apart from the research outlined above, the postdoc position may involve alimited amount of teaching mainly in the form of supervising student projects.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent, within the area ofcoding for communication, preferably for optical communication. A strongbackground in coding for communication is required. Experience with coding foroptical communication, coded modulation, rate-adaptive probabilisticconstellation shaping and high order modulation schemes will be a plus.

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

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

The period of employment is 18 months starting from summer/autumn 2019.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Søren Forchhammer,tel.: +45 4525 3622. 

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk. 

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 5 May2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containingall materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link”Apply online”, fill out the online application form, andattach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file mustinclude: 

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

DTU Fotonik has 220 employees with competences in optics and is one of thelargest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research isperformed within optical sensors, lasers, photovoltaics, communicationstechnology, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, coding,bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research,education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advancescience and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands ofsociety, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address thetechnological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academicuniversity collaborating globally with business, industry, government andpublic agencies.
Deadline: 5 May 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Sunday May 5th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Data-driven Optimization of Distribution Grids

The Center for Electric Power and Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for one PhD position on Data-Driven Optimization Methods for Distribution Grids. The PhD scholarship is part of ID-EDGE, an international research project on data-driven control and optimization of highly efficient distribution grids. The project is part of the Indo-Danish Collaboration Framework, funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and the Department of Science and Technology of the Indian Government. DTU, IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi, IISc Bangalore, ABB, and TATA Power Networks participate in this project.

Electricity distribution networks go through a rapid change. The wide penetration of distributed generation, e.g. rooftop PVs or small wind and the proliferation of electric vehicles increase the degree of unpredictability both in the electricity demand and the direction of the flows. Transmission and distribution losses which amount up to 15% in Europe and over 20% in India is a constant headache of the system operators. At the same time, wide deployment of sensors, e.g. smartmeters or the measurements taken at each inverter, open up opportunities for enhanced system monitoring.

With these developments in mind, data-driven approaches can help develop powerful model-free control tools, which will control flexible resources to counter uncertain generation and demand, and will minimize distribution grid losses.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD student will carry out research in the field of data-driven optimization and control of distribution grids. It is envisioned that approaches based on machine learning, optimization, and online control will be developed to handle large datasets in a computationally efficient way. The PhD student will also have the opportunity to apply the most promising of the developed methods in a realistic lab environment in PowerlabDK.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

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
A successful candidate will have a very solid background in at least five of the following points: 

  • Power system operation and integration of renewable electricity production
  • Machine learning techniques, statistics, and probabilities
  • Modeling and simulation of power systems
  • Optimization and control with application to power systems
  • Programming tools such as Matlab, Python, Julia, etc.
  • Excellent use of the English language
  • Ability to present results in technical reports, and prepare scientific papers for publication in international journals

An ideal candidate will also be self-motivated, would enjoy working with complex topics, and would thrive in collaboration and teamwork.

Mandatory:
Additional to the requirements below, prospective applicants must include in their application:

  1. A Research Statement (max. 800 words).
  2. Contact details of two individuals that can provide a letter of reference

Through the research statement, the applicants have the chance to present a research problem that interests them and propose how it might be investigated. The research problem should be suitable for doctoral level work, but it is not necessary to be related to the topic of the advertised PhD position.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by the following Assessment Committee: Associate Professor Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Associate Professor Jalal Kazempour, and Professor Pierre Pinson.

The assessment of the applications and interviews will be ongoing and might start before the application deadline.

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 Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, tel.: +45 4525 5621, email: spchatz@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the Center for Electric Power and Energy 
here.

DTU ranks within the top 10 universities in the world in the subject area “Energy Science and Technology”.

We offer outstanding career opportunities, have very strong relations to the industry and we focus on transforming the electric power system into an intelligent infrastructure based on renewable energy.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 2019 (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 vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel 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 Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department at the Technical University of Denmark for electrical engineering, automation, and acoustic technology.  It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training, which matches that of other leading universities around the world. Including PhD students, we have more than 200 staff members. You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering on 
www.elektro.dtu.dk. At the Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE, www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk) we conduct cutting edge research which is crucial for society – not only in Denmark but worldwide.

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 April 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Experimental Marine Ecology

Centre for Ocean Life (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk) offers a 3-year PhD fellowships in Experimental marine ecology with focus on suspension feeding. The fellow will be part of a collaborative project between DTU AquaDTU Physics, and Technion in Israel. The fellow will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark).

 

We expect a PhD candidate with experience or strong interest in experimental work, and with an interest in collaboration between ecologists, physicists and engineers. Marine suspension feeders vary in size, from micron-sized unicellular plankton (flagellates and ciliates) to centimeter-sized gelatinous organisms (tunicates). They often have similar feeding structures to intercept microscopic prey, but the feeding mechanisms remain elusive for many important forms. The collaborative project has the following three components:

 
  1. Most suspension feeders produce feeding currents to facilitate prey encounter. In the open ocean, many microscopic suspension feeders are attached to marine snow aggregates, process large volumes of water and play a major role due to their high abundance. We are interested in exploring how the attached suspension feeders affect the marine snow aggregates, and, in turn, how the attachment to a sinking aggregate affects the suspension feeder. The process may have major implications to carbon sequestration in the ocean.
  2. Many unicellular ciliates have open filters made of bundles of cilia, and the filter is undulating while water is flowing through. It is unclear how the organism can build sufficient pressure drop across the filter to drive the flow. The magnitude and direction of the flow and the resulting pressure field are also unclear. We will explore these flow features through high-speed video observations, flow visualization, and theoretical modelling. 
  3. Tunicates build a prey-straining mucus filter that appears as a ‘mesh’ in electron-microscopy images. Capture efficiency depends not only on the size of the prey, but also on its surface properties. By comparing species from the Mediterranean and Danish waters, we will examine how filter structure and function vary between species adapted to different temperatures and prey concentrations.

The PhD student can be involved in one or all of these aspects of the project, however, a considerable freedom is granted to formulate the PhD project within this general theme of suspension feeding. The student is expected to spend time in Israel, either at the Technion or at the Inter-University Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat at the Red Sea (https://iui-eilat.huji.ac.il/).

 

The application should contain a motivation letter and may include an outline of the applicant’s own project ideas. The final project details will be developed together with the supervisors, Professor Thomas Kiørboe (DTU Aqua), Associate Professor Anders Andersen (DTU Physics), and Professor Uri Shavit (Technion, Israel).

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD candidate will become part of a vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life that is a Villum Kann Rasmussen Centre of Excellence. We currently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated with the Centre (PhD and postdocs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, and theoretical) while collaborating through weekly scientific meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their professional background is as diverse as the background of the PIs, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry.

We spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and interdisciplinary projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress is achieved by confronting the different disciplines.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) biology, physics, engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

 

We are looking for a biologist, physicist, engineer, or similar with a keen interest in marine ecology.

 

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.

The successful candidate is expected to start in 2019. Candidates should complete their MSc before they can apply.


Further information

For further information about the scholarship, please contact Professor Thomas Kiørboe (tk@aqua.dtu.dk) or Associate Professor Anders Andersen (aanders@fysik.dtu.dk).

 

You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Life at: Centre for Ocean Life, the associated project “mechanistic approach to plankton ecology”, the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at: DTU Aqua, and the group at DTU Physics at: Complex Motion in Fluids.

 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 May 2019.
 

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 vitae and publication list
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Possible outline of project ideas, and other material that you would like to be included in the evaluation.
  • Excel 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: 1 May 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD Project in Photonic Hypercrystals for Bio-Sensing Applications

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering. Department is now seeking to employ a PhD student to conduct research on using metamaterial platform in biomedical applications, in particularly for detection of cardiac biomarkers.

Description of the PhD project
Detection and identification of trace amount of molecules has immense impact not only on fundamental research but also on the various applications from environmental monitoring to medical and clinical diagnosis. The mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy offers a unique label-free detection scheme thanks to the characteristic light absorption features of molecules in the mid-infrared wavelengths.  However, the sizes of molecules are typically on the order of nanometers as opposed to microns of mid-infrared wavelengths, resulting in weak absorption features and making detection of low concentration and small changes extremely challenging.

Therefore, this PhD project aims at developing a sensing platform based on novel metamaterial structures to enhance the sensitivity of molecular detections in mid-infrared wavelengths.  We particularly aim fast and reliable detection of cardiac biomarkers. These are certain proteins in blood, whose concentration serves as an indicator of “heart attack” dramatically increasing when one’s heart has a problem.

Responsibilities and tasks
 

  • Fabrication (major task): Fabrication of metamaterials at the state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility, DTU Nanolab.
  • Optical characterization (major task): Analyte preparation and detection of biomarker.
  • Theory (minor task): Simulation and design of metamaterial nanostructures by using commercially available software (COMSOL, Lumerical).
  • Dissemination 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 two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, nanotechnology, biophysics, photonics engineering/science or similar with an academic level equivalent to the MSc degree in engineering/Physics.

The candidate should possess most of the following: 
 
  • Experience in nanofabrication in clean room environment.
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated research tasks, and also to be a part of a large research team.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment ability.
  • Team spirit and excellent collaboration skills
  • Computer proficiency. Ideally proficient in MATLAB.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent written and oral 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.

A
ssessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assoc. Prof. Andrei V. Laurynenka and Prof. Peter E. Andersen. 

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.

Further information
For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Andrei V. Laurynenka, alav@fotonik.dtu.dk and Dr. Osamu Takayama, otak@fotonik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Fotonik on 
www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 2019 (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 vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and  Excel spreadsheet here
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their MSc 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 Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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 April 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc in Machine Learning, Biomedical Signal Processing, and Parallel Computing for Saving High-Risk Patients

Are you interested in contributing to save risk patients from life threatening complications using advanced methods in machine learning, biomedical signal processing, and parallel computing?

DTU Health Tech invites applicants for a 3-years Postdoc as part of a Grand Solutions Innovation Foundation research project WARD (Wireless Assessment of Respiratory and circulatory Distress), aiming at designing and implementing a new fully automatic clinical support system for all major university hospitals in Denmark.

The WARD research project team will define and develop next generation monitoring and interpretation clinical support system for highly reducing serious complications for high-risk patients.

Several miniature devices on each patient will measure the most important physiological events, and there is a need for inventing biomedical signal processing of modalities and advanced machine learning for robust interpretation of unimodal abnormal events and multimodal characterized abnormal events. Focus on real-time execution and parallel processing of data from many patients is required. Efficient interdisciplinary research between technical and medical experts is the key to success, because the fully automatic clinical support system can only be realized based on intelligent machine learning modelling of uniquely defined medical modelling and annotation of critical events.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Design and implementation of machine learning algorithms to discover critical events in the measured modalities
  • Inventing new biomedical signal processing algorithms and advanced machine learning for real-time interpretation of critical events in signals from body worn “wear-and-forget” devices
  • Designing and implementing real-time parallel processing and automatic interpretation of multimodal signals and critical events from patients
  • Highly interdisciplinary collaboration between engineers, medical doctors technical PhDs and medical PhDs on development and evaluation of the clinical support system
  • Clinical support system design, implementation and evaluation 
  • Contributing to efficient interdisciplinary research team collaboration
  • Writing scientific journal papers 
Qualifications elaborated: 
  • PhD in biomedical engineering or electrical engineering, biomedical data science or equivalent qualification with preferably publication record
  • Excellent skills in advanced biomedical signal processing methods
  • Excellent skills in advanced machine learning methods
  • Very strong programming experience in Matlab, C++, and Python
  • Familiarity with high performance computing and computing clusters 
  • Excellent collaborative skills, especially with research management team
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken) as well as technical writing.
  • An understanding of advanced mathematical & statistical principles behind current best practices in high-throughput data analysis.
  • Ability to provide advice to lab members on appropriate data analysis approaches. 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in complex organizations (technical/medical), and to handle several concurrent projects.
  • Exceptionally strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent data presentation and visualization skills.
  • Ability to effectively present complex results in a clear and concise manner that is accessible to a diverse audience.
  • Enthusiasm for continued education.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in biomedical engineering or electrical engineering, biomedical data science or equivalent qualification with preferably publication record.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by the research management team: Assoc. Professor Helge B.D. Sørensen DTU Health Tech/chairman, Assoc. Professor Eske K. Aasvang, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, and Assoc. Professor Christian S. Meyhoff, Bispebjerg-Frederiksberg University Hospital, University of Copenhagen.

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 and the position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Workplace: Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark (main site) and Rigshospitalet and Bispebjerg-Frederiksberg Hospital.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Professor Ph.D. Helge B.D. Sørensen, hbds@dtu.dk  Digital Health, DTU Health Tech.

You can read more about DTU Health Tech on www.healthtech.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 25 April 2019 (24:00 hours 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)
  • CV
  • Diploma (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 Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 25 April 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
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Post expires on Thursday April 25th, 2019