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Postdoc in Cavity Optomechanics with Bulk Acoustic Modes

Are you also intrigued by the possibility of exploring macroscopic quantum phenomena? And do you want to pursue your scientific career in a world-leading research environment? Then please continue reading.

At the Center for Macroscopic Quantum States (bigQ) at DTU Physics, we seek an excellent, ambitious, and proactive experimentalist for a 2-year postdoc position to drive a recently initiated experimental project in the highly topical field of cavity optomechanics with bulk acoustic modes, and in close collaboration with a PhD student establish a state-of-the-art setup.

Our motivation is to investigate the Brillouin optomechanical coupling of bulk acoustic modes of crystalline resonators to an optical cavity field, and the first scientific objective is to demonstrate low-threshold strong coupling. The long-term visions include both fundamental investigations of macroscopic quantum phenomena as well as quantum information processing applications of the platform.

bigQ is a Danish national Center of Excellence in quantum information science and technology. The purpose of the center is to explore quantum physics in new macroscopic regimes, deepening our understanding of quantum physics, and speeding up the development of emerging quantum technologies. Our main focus is basic research, but we strongly encourage and support innovation and industry partnerships.

The center offers a stimulating and diverse working environment, comprising around 45 people (with 17 nationalities) including Faculty members, PhD students, postdocs, engineers and an administrator.

The project in short
Bulk acoustic optomechanics is a fast-developing field which has gained increased attention in recent years due to the direct access to the motional quantum ground state of bulk macroscopic systems and the ability to obtain ultra-long-lived high-frequency phononic modes.

In the first phase of the project, we will investigate the Brillouin optomechanical interaction in a room temperature setup but will later on transition to low temperature studies. In close collaboration with professionals in engineering and manufacturing of high-precision optical and mechanical assemblies, we have developed an innovative cavity system for operation at milli-Kelvin temperatures in our dilution refrigerator. We are confident that the system will provide us with the required competitive edge to reach our goals and deliver high-impact scientific results.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The project will be carried out in the optomechanics team of the bigQ center, including 4 PhD students, a Research Process Scientist, and one senior researcher. The team currently conducts research into optical feedback cooling of micro-mechanical resonators, development of ultra-coherent mechanical devices using topology optimisation, and theoretical quantum optomechanics. We expect you to actively engage in the team and contribute to and make your expertise available to all of the team’s activities.

We are looking for an exceptional physicist with extraordinary talents and outstanding drive. In particular, we are looking for academic excellence and/or demonstrated scientific achievements. We also expect you to have a strong ability to conceive new ideas, construct high-performance experimental setups, take initiative and leadership, and secure progress of the experimental work on a daily basis. Essential is your internal drive to achieve significant and ground-breaking results.

We expect you to,

  • be excited about large challenges and enjoy solving them.
  • have an extraordinary drive towards achieving groundbreaking results.
  • enjoy working in a team, be excited about sharing your expertise with other group members and at the same time have an open-minded spirit.
  • love physics discussions and participating in thoughtful conversations.
  • make things work and deliver!

Further qualifications
You should be motivated and dedicated to do research of the highest standards, be able to work closely with other team members, and share our values of scientific curiosity and creativity. We require demonstrated expertise in experimental quantum optics, preferably with proficiency in optomechanics and ideally also with experience in cryogenics. Expertise in some of the following areas is expected:

  • design and construction of room temperature optical setups,
  • cryogenics
  • homodyne tomography,
  • fiber optics,
  • electronics development,
  • numerical simulations,
  • Python programming.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Ulrik Andersen (Center Leader), ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk

You can read more about us on www.bigq.dk and www.fysik.dtu.dk/english/Research/QPIT

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

The project is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 5 July 2021 (Danish 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

DTU Physics is a modern department with an emphasis on strong professionalism. We want to be elitist in physics and we demand a lot of our employees and students. We focus on research, teaching and innovation in areas with fundamental challenges and application potentials. We cover areas such as surface physics, materials science, computer-based material calculations, fluid dynamics, biophysics, plasma physics and quantum physics, and we encourage collaboration between the areas. Applications range from sustainable energy and the materials of the future to quantum technology. 

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-05 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday July 5th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Advanced Carbon Micro- and Nanofabrication for Electrochemical Energy Systems

Are you an engineer motivated by challenging tasks in micro- and nanofabrication? Are you keen on advancing research in miniaturized integrated devices for energy harvesting and storage? We are looking for a skilled PhD candidate to develop novel strategies for highly integrated 3D carbon micro- and nanoelectrodes as part of 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 sustainable electrochemical energy systems. In this context, you will work in close collaboration with several researchers in an interdisciplinary team.

You will be affiliated with 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 sustainable energy.

Responsibilities and qualifications
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) improve the efficiency of energy harvesting in microbial fuel cells and ii) enhance temporal storage of the harvested energy in microsupercapacitors (µSC).

The specific aim of this PhD project is to implement and optimize novel strategies for cleanroom-based micro- and nanofabrication of 3DCME. Methods such as photolithography, deep reactive ion etching, plasma polymerization and pyrolysis will be investigated to maximize electrode surface area and minimize the distance between two terminals of interdigitated electrodes. The structural and electrical properties of the electrodes will be investigated and the electrochemical performance will be assessed. 

The fabricated 3DCME will be the “hard-ware backbone” for the project and their functionality will be evaluated in collaboration with other members of the project team.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • plan and execute experimental research in the DTU Nanolab cleanroom facilities
  • develop and optimize novel processes for fabrication of 3D carbon electrodes
  • fabricate 3DCME with high electrode surface area and structural definition in the µm-range
  • perform structural, electrical and electrochemical characterization of the 3DCME
  • collaborate with an interdisciplinary research team in a focused scientific effort
  • contribute as teaching assistant at DTU Nanolab and supervise BSc and MSc student projects

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in micro- or nanoengineering, physics, mechanical engineering, material engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. You must have hands-on experience in micro- and nanofabrication. You are able to interact with researchers in a very interdisciplinary environment. A high grade average and excellent English language skills are 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 Prof. Stephan Sylvest Keller, Prof. Henri Jansen and postdoctoral researcher Babak Rezaei (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. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Stephan Sylvest Keller, suke@dtu.dk.

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

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.  

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 12 July 2021 (Danish 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)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your 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 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. 

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-12 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Nanolab

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday July 12th, 2021

Postdoc in Yeast Synthetic Biology

Do you want freedom and funding to break new ground to the benefit of mankind?

If your field of expertise is within metabolic engineering/synthetic biology, and you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact with potential for changing the life for millions of people world-wide, this is your chance.

At DTU Biosustain we develop the next generation of bio sustainable technologies using synthetic biology techniques. We create novel methods and technologies as a foundation for development of new environment friendly products, better and less energy consuming manufacturing processes, new medical treatments, climate friendly farming, etc. In other words, we try to solve some of the biggest challenges in the history of mankind, and you will get the chance to add your personal mark to this – with especial focus on solutions for therapeutics and agriculture. The position is for 2 years, meaning you will have the necessary time to succeed.

Develop technology to discover and produce drugs faster and cheaper
You will play an important role in the development of our fully funded natural product research program. As yeast expert you will engineer yeast to produce drugs and other complex molecules and by that develop technology to discover and produce drugs faster and cheaper. By doing so, you will pave the way for e.g. making treatments, that today are too expensive to be realised, economically sustainable and/or make (expensive) treatments accessible for a far greater number of patients

The team’s primary focus is therapeutics and agriculture but as long as your work supports the overall mission we are very open for your ideas. Your tasks will be to:

  • Design, build and test natural product biosynthetic pathways.
  • Develop genetic circuits, bioassays and/or biosensors for bioactive molecules.
  • Engineer yeast metabolism to optimize production of novel molecules.
  • Collaborate with other scientists within and outside our team.

You will unfold your skills at our state-of-the-art lab at DTU’s main campus in Copenhagen. Here you will be part of a new and growing team of 4 Scientists, Lab Tech and a Principal Investigator. The team is co-lead by Jay Keasling. When joining us, you can look forward to being part of a Center with multiple world-class Scientists with a shared passion for breaking new ground in a positive environment characterized by cross-organizational collaboration and knowledge sharing.

PhD or equivalent with true passion for research and positive team work
Having the sky as the limit calls for people with genuine passion for research – you! However, your passion must not be so that you consider yourself on a one scientist mission. The success of the Center as well as the team is founded on cross-organizational collaboration and knowledge sharing. This means, that you can only succeed, if you are a team player that comes with an open mind and natural willingness to show respect for other people. Additionally, your CV comprises experience/understanding of one or more of the below areas of expertise:

  • Experience with yeast genome editing, genetic or metabolic engineering
  • Experience in synthetic biology or metabolic engineering
  • Experience in analytical chemistry (LC-MS, Prep HPLC, etc.)

We also hope that you are motivated by adding bioinformatics (transcriptomics, genomics, phylogenetics etc.) to your skillset – you can look forward to full support and the necessary training.

The focus of your new team
Our focus is to develop technology for microbial cell factories to produce any plant or fungal natural product with an additional focus on therapeutics and agriculture.

As natural products are the best source of drugs and bioactive molecules, we want these technologies to ensure that more natural products can be produced in sufficient quantities for testing/approval and eventually for the market. As such, your work can lead the way to e.g. better and affordable treatments for diseases and/or solutions that can ensure that we can feed the world’s growing population sustainably. You can read more about DTU Biosustain’s Natural product program at www.biosustain.dtu.dk/Research/Application-Areas/Natural-Products

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Senior Researcher, Pablo Cruz-Morales, pcruzm@biosustain.dtu.dk. If necessary, we will set up an additional phone call to ensure your understanding of the job and your many opportunities.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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

The position is for 2 years.

Application
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 July 2021 (Danish 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact information for two referees.

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods. Learn more at biosustain.dtu.dk

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-30 at 23:59
Unit: Center for Biosustainability

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday July 30th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Wind Energy Economics and Policy

We are now seeking candidates for a 3-year PhD project in wind energy economics and policy. If you want to contribute to the green transition of society, thrive in collaborative team work and have ambitions for an academic research career, then you might be our new colleague in our new research section ‘Society, Market & Policy’ (SMP) at DTU Wind Energy, where we offer a vibrant and inspiring research community in social sciences embedded in an engineering environment.

The PhD project will be connected to ongoing research projects in the SMP section on the large-scale deployment of offshore wind and related market and policy questions that need to be handled for achieving a sustainable industry and infrastructure build-out.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Specifically, the PhD research will address:

  • Profitability of offshore wind energy projects over time and under different market arrangements
  • Sea bed licensing schemes for offshore wind sites and implications on investment behaviour
  • Revenue allocation options in cross-border offshore grids through market and auction design
  • Investor implications of zero-subsidy auction designs for offshore wind

The research will involve statistical data analysis, development of partial optimisation models, quantitative economic analysis, and policy analysis. Methods applied will be project-specific cash flow simulations (deterministic and stochastic), scenario analysis, and policy impact analysis. Data will be collected through mining of public documents, incl. advanced methods of text analysis. New data may be generated through dedicated stakeholder interviews and collaborative analysis. 

Besides this, your tasks may include teaching and supervising Masters students and participation in outreach and dissemination activities of the department commensurate with research at PhD level.

You 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.

We are seeking candidates with a Master’s degree, with documented qualifications in business-economics, economic analysis and modelling through dedicated courses and/or related work.

The following further qualifications will be considered in the assessment:

  • Strong background and interest in sustainable energy
  • Experience within energy policy analysis from an economic perspective
  • Quantitative skills and experience with data mining and handling big datasets
  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and oral presentation
  • Open-minded team player, able to work in multidisciplinary and multinational teams
  • A longer-term interest in pursuing a research career

The working language of the project is English and thus the candidate must have suitable skills in both written and spoken English. Proficiency in a Scandinavian language is not required, but we expect an openness to learn Danish during your stay with us.

The PhD candidate will be selected through a competitive application process. Online applications will be screened against a set of criteria and a shortlist of candidates will be assessed by a specifically formed committee.

The SMP section is part of the Wind Energy Systems Division at DTU’s Department for Wind Energy. We work towards a sustainable and just energy system and perform multi-disciplinary social science research in the technological, economic and societal nexus of wind energy. We use qualitative and quantitative methods, empirical data, interviews, case studies, financial modelling, socio-economic and policy analysis to study wind energy project development, environmental impacts, social interactions, markets, policy, and industry processes.

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 a committee consisting of Head of Section Lena Kitzing, Associate Professor Niels-Erik Clausen and Professor Mathias Stolpe.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. The workplace is primarily DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information including the project description may be obtained from Lena Kitzing, DTU Wind Energy, Section for Society, Market and Policy, + 45 24 65 90 64, lkit@dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy at www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 July 2021 (Danish time). The interviews will be carried out during the first half of July and employment is planned to start in September 2021.

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)
  • A short PhD project proposal (maximum 2 pages plus references) describing a possible research objective, theoretical framework and intended methodological approach.

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin your employment before having received it.

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

About DTU Wind Energy
At DTU Wind Energy we put knowledge to work. The department is one of the largest public research organizations for wind energy in the world with 250 staff members. We educate and train the next generation of wind power engineers. We collaborate with global leaders in the wind industries and public authorities around the world to research and develop new technologies and services to power the green transition.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-04 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind Energy

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 4th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Fabrication and Characterization of Quantum Light Source

The Quantum and Laser Photonics Group at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, is seeking a candidate for a PhD position. The PhD student will work in the field of microfabrication and quantum optical characterization of sources of single indistinguishable photons based on semiconductor quantum dots. The position is offered with support from the European Research Council.

Solid-state sources of single photons are expected to play an important role in various quantum information applications, such as secure communications, quantum computation and metrology. These applications require deterministic on-demand emission as well as high efficiency, purity and indistinguishability of the emitted photons. A promising platform for a deterministic single-photon source (SPS) is based on the semiconductor quantum dot (QD) in a solid-state environment. Until now the activities at DTU Fotonik have been limited to theory and modelling of SPSs, but with this opening we are launching also an experimental activity in this field.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will participate in a project team with several senior researchers and PhD students, which will design and fabricate quantum-dot-based SPSs meeting all the requirements of the quantum information applications. The focus of this PhD project is the experimental activity, including the microfabrication and the optical characterization of the devices.

We will grow wafers with cavities with Stranski-Krastanov randomly distributed semiconductor InAs QDs surrounded by distributed Bragg reflectors in collaboration with the University of Würzburg. We will subsequently identify the randomly positioned QDs using an optical imaging technique, and we will etch pillar structures around the QDs. The lithography will be done using a combination of UV and e-beam lithography, and the etching will be performed using reactive ion etching, and possibly also wet chemical etching. The structures will be electrically contacted in order to use the Stark effect for stabilization of the local charge environment. For the optical characterization, the devices will be characterized placed in a cryostat and the QDs will be excited using resonant or quasi-resonant optical excitation. We will then characterize the single-photon emission in terms of purity, indistinguishability and efficiency. The experimental activity will take place in a close feedback loop with the theoretical activity to take into account the experimental results in subsequent design iterations, and the entire project team will discuss promising opportunities for next-generation SPS designs.

The candidate is thus expected to

  • Perform spectroscopy and optical imaging of QDs.
  • Perform UV and e-beam lithography.
  • Perform reactive ion etching and wet chemical etching.
  • Perform metal deposition.
  • Implement a setup for optical device characterization.
  • Characterize the devices in terms of efficiency, purity (Hanbury Brown-Twiss) and indistinguishability (Hong-Ou-Mandel).
  • Supervise project students.
  • Contribute to the development of new SPS designs.

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. Additionally, the candidate must have passed an introductory course on quantum mechanics. The candidate must describe his/her previous experience with quantum mechanics in the cover letter (see below).

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 Niels Gregersen, Assistant Professor Battulga Munkhbat and Assistant Professor Luca Vanucci.

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 Assoc. Prof. Niels Gregersen, ngre@fotonik.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3789. (Applications submitted by email will not be considered, instead you should use the on-line portal described below.)

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

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.  

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 July 2021 (Danish 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)
  • Name and email address of at least one reference, e.g. your MSc project supervisor.

You may apply prior to obtaining your 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 Fotonik has 220 employees with competences in optics. In a typical year, DTU Fotonik educates 55 PhD students from more than 25 countries and our student numbers are constantly growing. As one of Europe’s largest public photonics research departments, DTU Fotonik covers a multitude of optical disciplines ranging from fundamental light-matter interaction and optical telecommunications to applied research and innovation. Our research topics include optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Saturday July 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Pyrolysis of Waste to Synthetic Fuels on Cement Plants

We offer you a unique opportunity to join DTU Chemical Engineering & industrial partners in the development and study of a new waste pyrolysis process yielding sustainable liquid fuels. You will be based at DTU Chemical engineering the CHEC research group in a dynamic research environment. The project will include collaboration with several industrial companies and will provide research with both an international and practical impact. The PhD project is part of a broader project team and you will work together with both industrial and academic experts in the field. The team will develop a new concept for producing synthetic liquid fuels from waste on cement plants.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The overall aim of the PhD project will be to optimize a pyrolysis reactor system that can be applied as an integrated part of the preheater system on a cement plants. This will mainly be done by using a laboratory set-up to investigate the influence of a broad range of waste types and operation conditions with respect to obtaining high oil yield and high oil quality. Samples from measurements campaigns at a FLSmidth owed pilot plant will furthermore be collected and characterized.

More specifically the position will be part of the following tasks:

  • Participate in the further development of a laboratory pyrolyzer and a tar collection system
  • Provide an assessment of pyrolysis oil quality as a function of waste type, raw meal calcination level and operation conditions
  • Collaborate with industrial partners on an up-scaling of the pyrolysis system
  • Obtain an improved fundamental understanding of pyrolysis when applying cement raw materials in the process
  • To interact with the other partners of the project for data analysis and design suggestions

You must have a two-year master’s degree within Chemical Engineering (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Knowledge and/or experiences pilot-scale reactors and pyrolysis will be an advantage. 

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior Researcher Peter Arendt Jensen, Professor Anker Degn Jensen and Senior Researcher Brian Brun Hansen. 

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 Senior Researcher Peter Arendt Jensen tel.: +45 4525 2849, e-mail paj@kt.dtu.dk.  

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at www.kt.dtu.dk/english

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 June 2021 (Danish 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)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your 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.

Sustainable processes and products
At DTU Chemical Engineering we work systematically on making processes and products more sustainable. The cement industry is one of the biggest emitters of CO2 and this project will provide tools to transform waste into green energy and thereby reduce the CO2 emission on cement plants.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 2021-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.

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Post expires on Wednesday June 30th, 2021

Two PhD positions in the field of chemical fingerprinting and reactive multiphase flow in cement

Individual research projects

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for two PhD positions in the field of chemical fingerprinting and reactive multiphase flow in cement. These two positions are closely linked within the same project and is part of a larger project portfolio relating to safe and sustainable abandonment of oil wells in the Danish North Sea Chalk reservoirs. DHRTC was established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU in 2014 as part of a national strategy for energy, the research Centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of hydrocarbons from the Danish North Sea sector. When the oil field approach the end of the production lifetime, the procedures of abandoning and safely closing the wells poses challenges to the materials involved. DHRTC has initiated a research program with a focus on solutions to the techniques and materials required to seal abandoned wells and the monitoring of closed wells.

Project 1 – Characterization of crude oil tracers by fingerprinting
This project will focus on the detailed chemical characterization and identification of specific compounds which can be used as tracers for hydrocarbon leaks in cement structures in wells. The chemical analysis will performed by spectroscopic techniques (IR and UV) and high resolution mass spectrometry (2D GC-TOF-MS and LC-HRMS) and other analytical techniques. The interaction between fluids and cement will be tested in conditions in flow experiments in the laboratory.

Project 2 – Reactive multiphase flow in cement
The project will utilize coupled simulations to address the fate and transport of multiphase flow from reservoir to well top side. The model will consist of a complex reaction network considering microbial activity and cement-steel-water-hydrocarbon and chemical interactions. The main purpose is to study the relevant processes that may occur during the transport of fluids from reservoir or overburden layers to the surface through annulus of the well.

Qualifications – PhD 1 Characterization of crude oil tracers by fingerprinting
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 environmental, physical or analytical chemistry or similar fields.

Exceptional skills and interest in physical, organic  and analytical chemistry;

  • Experience with and interest in experimental chemistry;
  • Experience from MSc level with chromatography,  mass spectrometry, IR spectroscopy, chemometrics and separation techniques
  • Strong interest in applied research;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;

Qualifications – PhD 2 Reactive multiphase flow in cement

  • M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Mathematics,  Earth / Environmental Sciences or other relevant areas;
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of reactive flow and transport in porous media (e.g. cement) and wells;
  • A good knowledge of geochemistry is very valuable.
  • Practical experience with scientific programming languages and laboratory work are desirable
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as an independent researcher;
  • Good writing and communication skills in English;

Applicable for all scholarships

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.

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 Senior Researcher Karen Feilberg, email: klfe@dtu.dk and Hamid Nick, email: hamid@dtu.dk 

Please do not send your application by email.

You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application 
Please submit your online application no later than 1 August 2021 (Danish 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)
  • Research statement and names and addresses of three references

Please do not include additional documents such as published articles/reports, and copy of course certificates.

In the field “Please indicate which position(s) you would like to apply for”, please indicate your preference of the two advertised PhD projects (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 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, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU

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Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

Postdoc for Electrochemical Synthesis of Ammonia

VILLUM FONDEN have granted 150 million DKK over the period 2016-2024 to The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN). The clear aim of the centre is to phase out fossil fuels and thereby alleviate the negative impact the continuous use these have on the earth’s climate and environment.

This project aims at developing a fuel cell type electrochemical cell that can directly produce ammonia at ambient conditions from electricity, water, and air in a scalable manner. It is based on recent breakthroughs on the lithium-mediated electrochemical ammonia synthesis, and the focus in this project is on finding non-Lithium mediated processes for reducing the energy consumption related to use of Lithium and also avoiding non-aqueous electrolytes. The successful applicant will be a member of a larger ammonia team, which are working at different levels of ammonia synthesis ranging from very fundamental studies under UHV conditions to more applied systems like here announced.

We are looking for a Postdoc to study and understand the fundamental mechanisms involved under aqueous conditions, while optimizing the process, activity, and energy efficiency. This will involve fundamental studies of promising cathode materials and the subsequent electrochemical hydrogenation of metal nitrides or amides formed on these surfaces under aqueous conditions. The project will primarily be working on an already developed pressurized fuel cell device combined with use of a glovebox, potentiostats, and product analysis both quantitatively and qualitatively.

The applicant must have extensive experience in electrochemical reduction and metal deposition, and characterization thereof by methods like XPS, XRD, and SEM. Also, experience with designing and testing fuel cell type electrochemical cell and working with pressurized systems will be considered an advantage. Previous experience with battery research may also be beneficial, but is not required.  The successful applicant must also be capable of supervision PhD-students and master students in the laboratory.

Qualifications
The successful candidate is well-motivated, hardworking, and willing and able to work as part of a team. The candidates should preferably have a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science, but others with key skills relevant to the project could also be considered. 

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 for 1 year. The position is available from 1 September 2021. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the research at SurfCat at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) please inspect www.surfcat.dtu.dk

Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Professor Ib Chorkendorff ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk or Associate Professor Jakob Kibsgaard jkib@fysik.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 August 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file and one PDF file ONLY 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 cover letter motivating the application including describing your previous experience. (Max one page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degree diplomas
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

PhD position in Micromagnetic Modelling of New Permanent Magnets

Do you want to contribute to a sustainable future? At DTU Energy our research is targeting exactly this, and we are looking for a new PhD student.

In 2020 we celebrated the discovery of electromagnetism by H.C. Ørsted 200 years ago. Since then, magnets have become omni-present in our daily life, finding their way into everything from the loudspeaker and vibrator in our phones to generators in wind turbines and power plants. The stronger magnets today contain rare-earth metals, which are associated with uncertain supply chains, pollution due to mining, and geopolitical issues. Therefore, research on alternative rare-earth free magnets are a top priority and paramount for green and sustainable growth.

In the project from the Independent Research Fund Denmark, which this PhD position is a part of, we will investigate enhancing the magnetic performance of rare-earth free permanent magnets through nanoscale crystallite orientation as well as inspiration from interstellar chemistry. Our partners at Aarhus University will work on the chemistry of the magnets and your part in the project will be to investigate our rare-earth free magnets using our state-of-the-art open-source micromagnetic model, MagTense, and to develop this model even further.

You will both model how the magnetization and magnetic field varies within the individual rare-earth free magnetic particles but also within packings of particles, as we know that this crucially affects magnetic properties. The questions we are trying to answer are the following:

  • How does the magnetic field inside a particle depend on the geometry of that particle?
  • What is the best geometry, e.g. aspect ratio, of magnetic particles for the collective behavior to have the overall best magnetic properties?
  • Can both magnetic field strength (remanence) and magnetic field resistance (coercivity) be optimized at the same time by tuning the particle shape?

In collaboration with a PhD-student at Aarhus University you will get to validate your modeling results against experiments. You will have the opportunity to suggest new experiments and compare the resulting measured experimental properties with your modeling results and thus together realize the optimal magnet. You will also have the opportunity to carry out measurements of magnetic properties yourself, using our unique magnetic measuring systems.

Qualifications
Qualified applicants must have:

  • You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, astronomy, mathematics, engineering, chemistry or similar.
  • Experience with static magnetism (magnetostatics) as gained e.g. from a physics courses in electromagnetism.
  • Experience with modelling techniques and preferably some experience with numerical approximations.
  • Experience with Matlab, Python and potentially Fortran.
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group.
  • 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.

The expected starting date is the autumn/winter of 2021. We are flexible with the exact starting time.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Please contact Professor Rasmus Bjørk, +45 46 77 58 95, rabj@dtu.dk or Senior Researcher Christian Bahl, +45 21 32 54 92, chrb@dtu.dk.  

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

You can read more about DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 August Danish 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
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

You may apply prior to obtainning your 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 Energy
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, electromechanical converters, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.dtu.dk.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Energy

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Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Photoacoustic Microscopy of Neuronal Activity based on Gas-filled Hollow-Core Fiber Lasers

Are you a talented and ambitious researcher? Are you excited about optical fiber technology and neuroscience? Do you enjoy finding working solutions to great challenges?

A 3-year Ph.D. position is available in the Neural Devices and Gas Photonics Group at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. Our group is seeking a highly motivated and talented PhD candidate willing to work on a challenging scientific project in a serious but also friendly and team-work oriented environment in the fields of fiber optics, laser technology and photoacoustic microscopy. The position is partly funded by the Multi-BRAIN project from Lundbeck Foundation and DTU Fotonik. The final goal of the project is to develop a next-generation neuronal imaging system by combining photoacoustic imaging with gas-based lasers.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The overall focus of the project will be the development of a photoacoustic microscope aimed to be a novel system to obtain information about the neuronal activity of the central and peripheral nervous system. The source used for excitation of the photoacoustic signals will be a mid-infrared Raman laser based on gas-filled antiresonant hollow-core fibers. The samples used to characterize the system will range from artificial phantoms to real biological samples.

The applicant’s responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and characterizing the laser source to be used as the central component of the microscopy setup;
  • Designing, building and characterizing the photoacoustic microscopy system;
  • Preparing and characterizing both the phantoms and real biological samples;
  • Developing the Matlab code needed for signal post-processing and image reconstruction.

In completing these tasks, you will work side-by-side with colleagues having state-of-the art knowledge in Raman lasers, fiber technology, imaging and light-matter interaction in biological tissues.

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 Physics, Materials Science or Engineering. They should also have:

  • Documented experience with experimental fiber optics and lasers;
  • Experience within the field of photoacoustic imaging;
  • Good knowledge of Matlab coding and signal analysis;
  • Basic knowledge of other imaging techniques;
  • Basic knowledge of the functioning of the central and peripheral nervous system;
  • An excellent academic performance record from a good scientific institution.

Candidates are required to have excellent communication skills in English (both written and spoken) and a proven ability to work independently, as well as to plan and carry out complicated tasks.

At the time of recruitment by the host organization, candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers, and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Nationality is therefore not a criterion.

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 Christos Markos.

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 the PhD main supervisor, Associate Professor Christos Markos, phone: +45 4525 6387, email: chmar@fotonik.dtu.dk or from the co-supervisor, Dr. Yazhou Wang, phone: +45 4525 5735, email: yazwang@fotonik.dtu.dk.   

You can read more about the Department of Photonics Engineering at www.fotonik.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 August 2021 (Danish 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)
  • A brief description on the principle of photoacoustic microscopy and gas-based Raman lasers.
  • 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)
  • List of publications (if any)
  • Recommendation letters

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your 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 Fotonik has 220 employees with competencies in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors and devices, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

Marie Curie PhD fellowship in Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance of Distribution Grids (ESR9)

Are you Interested in research in an exciting field on future distribution grids condition monitoring? The Center for Electric Power and Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for a 3-year Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) position, to be hired by Danish Energy (DE) while being enrolled in our PhD programme at DTU. If you are looking for the best possible foundation to start or advance your research career in the field of energy systems, this position can provide you the best place to learn state of the art of distribution system operation in Europe, advanced data analytic methods, and develop business cases from data.

The position is ESR9 under the project InnoCyPES (Project ID: 956433), funded by H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, European Training Networks (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/956433). The consortium will recruit 15 Marie Curie Early-Stage Researchers working with relevant topics in the same research field. Working in a group of 15 talented researchers, you will not only gain knowledge beyond the state of the art but also a vibrant network that can be invaluable for your future development. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
Reliability models of distribution networks for shorter time scales have never been established in the past due to lack of data. Over the years Danish Energy has collected extensive data from the distribution grid operators in Denmark that records fault events in the distribution grids. Other data sources are also available, such as weather observations, GIS, and digging permits, which may influence the likelihood of component failure.

You will contribute to build a reliability model of the network and explore the correlations between data. The model can be used to predict the probability of component failure, and hence schedule the grid maintenance optimally. You also need to explore the cost and benefit of different options for the grid operators, such as where to add sensors or automated systems to isolate and recover from faults, and develop the model using deep reinforcement and unsupervised machine learning techniques. 

The project is a collaboration between DTU, DE and the University of Salento, and is co-supervised by Prof. Massimo Cafaro massimo.cafaro@unisalento.it.  

Applicants shall have proven interest in interdisciplinary research and be able to work independently as well as in a team. Besides, the following requirements are to be met:

  • Applicants must have a university degree that qualifies them for PhD studies at the time of recruitment.
  • an excellent academic record (grades of B or higher)
  • have engineering background relevant to the following areas but not limited to: information science, energy systems engineering, or physics;
  • have good command of English (minimum C1 or equivalent). The candidate will be expected to learn Danish during their studies;

The applicants must fulfill the following conditions,

  • Early-stage researchers: Applicants must be early-stage researchers, which means at the date of start, must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree;
  • Mobility Rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account. For international European interest organisations, international organisations, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) or an ‘entity created under Union law’, recruited researchers must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date at the same appointing organisation.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by project partners in InnoCyPES collaborating on the PhD project, led by Senior Researcher Guangya Yang, and Peter Kjær Hansen. 

The evaluation and assessment will be based on the principle of The European Charter & Code for Researchers.

The enrolment of the PhD programme is subject to academic approval. 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.  

Danish Energy’s department of Grid Technology is a group of 15 electrical engineers whose research addresses the needs of our members, the Danish electricity distribution system operators. Our members look to us for solutions for leveraging the large quantities of data that are being collected to increase the efficiency of their investments and operations.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be based on the salary conditions of Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN projects. The period of employment is 3 years. The expected start date for the position is 1 November 2021.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Guangya Yang, +45 53 27 36 99, gyy@elektro.dtu.dk, and Peter Kjær Hansen pha@danskenergi.dk

You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk/english and about Danish Energy at www.danskenergi.dk.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 8 August 2021 (Danish 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)
  • A 1-page research statement on the above research topic
  • 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)

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

DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art research within antenna and microwave technology, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff. 

Danish Energy (Dansk Energi) is a non-commercial lobby organisation for Danish energy companies, primarily electricity companies. Danish Energy’s department of Grid Technology provides engineering services to Danish electricity distribution utilities (DSOs) to ensure consistent, reliable, and efficient service. Our research is done in close collaboration with industry practitioners.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world. 

Deadline: 2021-08-02 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng

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Post expires on Monday August 2nd, 2021

Marie Curie PhD fellowship in Development of Digital Twin Models for Power Grids (ESR13)

Are you passionate in studying the state of the art real time simulation method and hardware in the loop technology for power electronics dominated power system? Then this position is right for you. The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for a 3-year Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher (ESR), to be hired by Typhoon HiL, a leading technology provider in hardware in the loop solutions from Serbia. The ESR will be enrolled in our PhD programme at DTU

The position is ESR13 under the project InnoCyPES (Project ID: 956433), funded by H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, European Training Networks (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/956433). The consortium will recruit 15 Marie Curie Early-Stage Researchers working with relevant topics in the same research field. Working in a group of 15 talented researchers, you will not only gain knowledge beyond the state of the art but also a vibrant network that can be invaluable for your future development. 

If you are at the early stage of your research or looking for the best possible foundation to start or advance your research career, the position can provide you the best place to learn and develop the state of the art of the technologies in simulation and control of power systems and power electronics. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
The increasing complexity of the power grids due to the increasing use of renewable generation and information technologies calls for efficient simulation environment of cyber-physical power systems (CPPS). In this project you will develop the CPPS model libraries and supporting functions for a real time simulation platform to enable creating Digital Twin simulation of an actual power grid and cyber-physical HiL testing. You are expected to

  • Implement the latest communication protocols embedded into models including IEC61850;
  • develop customizable component protection and control functions and system protection functions;
  • establish real time power flow tools; 4) develop a programming environment for incorporating artificial intelligence methods.

The PhD position will be in collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Applicants shall have proven interest in interdisciplinary research and be able to work independently as well as in a team. Besides, the following requirements are to be met:

  • Applicants must have a university degree that qualifies for PhD studies at the time of recruitment.
  • an excellent academic record (grades of B or higher)
  • have engineering background relevant to the following areas but not limited to: information science, energy systems engineering, or physics;
  • have good command of English (minimum C1 or equivalent);

The applicants must fulfill the following conditions,

  • Early-stage researchers: Applicants must be early-stage researchers, which means at the date of start, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree;
  • Mobility Rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention1 are not taken into account. For international European interest organisations, international organisations, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) or an ‘entity created under Union law’, recruited researchers must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date at the same appointing organisation.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be together made by Typhoon HiL and DTU, led by Senior Researcher Guangya Yang, +45 53 27 36 99, gyy@elektro.dtu.dk

The evaluation and assessment will be based on the principle of The European Charter & Code for Researchers.  

The enrolment of the PhD programme is subject to academic approval. 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 strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.  

Typhoon HIL is the market and technology leader in the rapidly-growing field of ultra-high-fidelity controller-Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) simulation for power electronics, microgrids, and distribution networks. We offer a company vision and motivation that are driven by the development of our own product, as well as an extensive training in technical and transferrable skills. Typhoon HIL is known for its great company culture, based on mutual respect and great relations between all employees, regardless of the rank. We organize interesting team-building events, chosen by the employees, as well as offer private health insurance for all employees based in Serbia. 

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be based on the salary conditions of Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN projects. The period of employment is 3 years. The expected start date for the position is 1 November 2021. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Guangya Yang, +45 5327 3699, gyy@elektro.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk/english

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.  

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 8 August 2021 (Danish 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)
  • A 1-page research statement on the above research topic
  • 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)

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

DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art research within antenna and microwave technology, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff.  

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-08-08 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng

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Post expires on Sunday August 8th, 2021

Postdoc in Fiber Lasers and Supercontinuum Sources

If you aim at scientific excellence and want to establish a career as a scientist within fiber lasers and supercontinum sources and their high-level applications within imaging and spectroscopy, then we have the ideal opportunity for you. Come and be a part of the new “Table-Top Synchrotron” project and one of the world’s strongest groups in this field in our quest to develop supercontinuum sources that outcompete synchrotrons from the deep-UV down to 33 nm to the mid-IR up to 15 µm.

To cover this enormous bandwidth you will be making 4 supercontinuum sources, or beam lines, based on gas-filled hollow-core fibers, silica and soft-glass fibers, such as fluoride and chalcogenide fibers, that we make in-house. As a necessary part of going to 33 nm you will collaborate with meta-material scientists to make novel beam shaping and higher-harmonic generating fiber tips, and you will make your own dedicated pump lasers in collaboration with the company NKT Photonics. You will design and develop your own supercontinuum sources and supervise several PhD students also hired on the project. In total 6 PhD students and 3 postdocs will be hired on the project within the next 3 years.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your primary responsibility will be to make thulium fiber lasers, both mode-locked and modulated diode pumped lasers and apply them for supercontinuum generation and frequency combs. In particular you will be in charge of the UV source and making a world-record spectrum extending to 33 nm. You will also be a co-supervisor of PhD students working on the project.

We therefore require you to have strong experimental qualifications within fiber optics and fiber lasers and to really document a drive to build things yourself and finish projects with high-profile publications.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ole Bang, oban@fotonik.dtu.dk, mobile: +45 2721 3805 or telephone +45 4525 6373. 

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

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 19 July 2021 (Danish 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

Photonics at the international forefront
DTU Fotonik has 220 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.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-19 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Monday July 19th, 2021

Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD student in integration of systems biology models and computational fluid dynamics to support bioprocess scale-up

Biomanufacturing is one of the fastest growing fields and a driver for the transition from a fossil-based to a circular bio-based economy and a sustainable future. If you would like to become an expert in this strategically important interdisciplinary field and contribute to the green transition, we have an opportunity for you:

In collaboration with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) and the department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (DTU Kemiteknik), the department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) at the Technical University of Denmark offers a position as a PhD student in integration of systems biology models and computational fluid dynamics to support bioprocess scale-up.

This position will be hosted in the Computer Aided Biotechnology Group at the Synthetic Biology section of DTU Bioengineering.

In this integrative and interdisciplinary PhD project, you will work towards bridging bioreactor and cell factory engineering. The aim of the PhD project will be to combine genome-scale metabolic models (GEMs) that harbor ample biological details with state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations.

This PhD project is part of the PhD Program of the Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative at DTU where we educate true biomanufacturing experts with interdisciplinary competences in cell factory-engineering and process engineering with a strong focus on industrial applications.

The FBM Initiative is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and under this initiative, scientists from DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Bioengineering, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability work together to engineer new or optimized production hosts or processes and solve the interdisciplinary challenges of large-scale bioproduction. The FBM Initiative’s research infrastructure includes a well-equipped fermentation core with an automation and high-throughput micro-fermentation unit, a pre-pilot plant and a pilot plant.

Located in the Copenhagen area, one of the world's strongest biotech hubs, DTU’s FBM Initiative offers a unique and internationally leading education and research environment with exceptional conditions for biotech career starters.

This is one of six PhD student positions available on the FBM PhD program this year.

The expected starting date is 1st of October 2021.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The scale-up of bioprocesses from bench-scale (1–10L) to large-scale (10–300 m3) reactors is an error prone process. Nutrient and dissolved oxygen gradients present in large-scale, but not in bench-scale reactors are attributed to the high failure rate during scale-up.

In order to facilitate a better understanding of the biological details of how production hosts are influenced by these gradients, the primary goal for you will be to integrate genome-scale metabolic models with state-of-the-art CFD simulations. This will provide the means for integrative reactor and cell factory design in the future and enable the development of Digital Twins that accurately capture the biomolecular aspects of bioprocesses.

Specific tasks include:

  • Perform CFD simulations of various reactor setup and geometries.
  • Construct compartment models based on CFD results.
  • Integrate genome-scale metabolic networks into compartment models and directly into CFD simulations.
  • Supervise experimental validation of computational predictions in scale-down experiements.

You 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.

In addition to fulfilling those formal requirements you should furthermore hold the following essential qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in setting up and running CFD simulations in Comsol, Ansys Fluent or CFX.
  • Extensive experience with metabolic network modelling and other Systems Biology modelling approaches.
  • Extensive experience with Matlab, Python, R, C/C++ or other programming languages.
  • Experience with High Performance Computing.
  • Industry experience with bioprocess optimization.

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
The assessment will be made by Associate Professors Nikolaus Sonnenschein and Ulrich Krühne and Senior Bioprocess Engineering Suresh Sudarsan.

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 Nikolaus Sonnenschein (niso@dtu.k).

You can read more about the department at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 June 2021 (Danish 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 herein the right hand column)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

DTU Bioengineering (Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine) is an important contributor to the areas of biotechnology, food technology and human health, through the advances we make in research, technology and innovation and through the training and education of first-class MScs and PhDs in bioengineering.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

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Post expires on Wednesday June 30th, 2021

Postdoc in Chalcogenide Fiber Fabrication

If you aim at scientific excellence and want to establish a career as a scientist within fabrication of optical fibers and their application within sensing and supercontinuum generation, then we have the ideal opportunity for you. Come and join one of the world’s strongest groups within supercontinuum technology and be an integral part of our quest to develop mid-infrared supercontinuum sources that extend further and further into the mid-infrared with more and more average power.

In particular you will be a part of the large EU project TRIAGE on Ultra-broadband infrared gas sensors for pollution detection (https://triage-project.info/) with a range of industrial and academic partners from across Europe. In TRIAGE your role will be to fabricate custom chalcogenide step-index fibers for the consortium that will allow the responsible companies to make high repetition rate supercontinuum sources that extend past 10µm. The fabrication involves all steps, from making chalcogenide glasses to extruding preforms and drawing fibers, all in our dedicated clean-rooms. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your primary responsibility will be to make chalcogenide core and cladding glasses, co-extrude these into preforms and draw them to step-index fibers that guide to past 10µm. We therefore require you to have strong experimental qualifications within glass chemistry, but also a desire to work with the fibers afterwards with an aim towards advanced characterization and applications.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ole Bang, oban@fotonik.dtu.dk, mobile: +45 2721 3805 or telephone +45 4525 6373. 

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

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 19 July 2021 (Danish 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

Photonics at the international forefront
DTU Fotonik has 220 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.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-19 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Monday July 19th, 2021

Postdoc in Synthetic Biology of Natural Products

Do you want major freedom and funding to solving problems to the benefit of mankind?

If your field of expertise is within natural products, chemistry, discovery or biosynthesis, and you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact far beyond the average, this is your chance.

At DTU Biosustain we develop the next generation of bio sustainable technologies using synthetic biology techniques. We create novel methods and technologies as a foundation for development of new environment friendly products, better and less energy consuming manufacturing processes, new medical treatments, climate friendly farming, etc. In other words, we try to solve some of the biggest challenges in the history of mankind, and you will get the chance to add your personal mark to this – with especial focus on solutions for therapeutics and agriculture. The position is for 2 years, meaning you will have the necessary time to succeed.

Groundbreaking development of technology for microbial cell factories
You will play an important role in the development of our fully funded natural product research program with focus on developing technology for microbial cell factories to produce any plant or microbial natural product – founded on evolution and function of secondary metabolism. The team’s primary focus is therapeutics and agriculture but as long as your work supports the overall mission, we are very open for your ideas. Your tasks will be to:

  • Discover bioactive molecules from microorganisms using genomics
  • Develop heterologous expression systems for natural products
  • Develop analytical methods for natural products
  • Collaborate with other scientists within and outside our team

You will unfold your skills at our state-of-the-art lab at DTU’s main campus in Copenhagen. Here you will be part of a new and growing team of 4 Scientists, Lab Tech and a Principal Investigator. The team is co-lead by Jay Keasling. When joining us, you can look forward to being part of a Center with multiple world-class Scientists with a shared passion for breaking new ground in a positive environment characterized by cross-organizational collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Open minded and curious team player with PhD degree or equivalent
As you will join a science center with a dedicated mission to break new ground and find new ways to solve extremely complex challenges, you must bring a genuine passion for research. As we firmly believe that the best results are created when people share knowledge and provide constructive feedback with an open mind and respect for other people, you must be a team player. Additionally, your CV comprises experience/understanding of one or more of the below areas of expertise:

  • Experience with microbial genome editing, synthetic biology, genetic or metabolic engineering
  • Understanding of natural product biosynthesis, enzymology, or chemistry
  • Experience in natural product discovery and/or production (in native or heterologous systems)
  • Experience in analytical chemistry (LC-MS, Prep HPLC, etcetera)

We also hope that you are motivated by adding bioinformatics (transcriptomics, genomics, phylogenetics etc.) to your skillset – you can look forward to full support and the necessary training.

The focus of your new team
Our focus is to develop technology for microbial cell factories to produce any plant or fungal natural product with an additional focus on therapeutics and agriculture.

As natural products are the best source of drugs and bioactive molecules, we want these technologies to ensure that more natural products can be produced in sufficient quantities for testing/approval and eventually for the market. As such, your work can lead the way to e.g. better and affordable treatments for diseases and/or solutions that can ensure that we can feed the world’s growing population sustainably. You can read more about DTU Biosustain’s Natural product program at www.biosustain.dtu.dk/Research/Application-Areas/Natural-Products

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Senior Researcher, Pablo Cruz-Morales, pcruzm@biosustain.dtu.dk. If necessary, we will set up an additional phone call to ensure your understanding of the job and your many opportunities.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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

The position is for 2 years.

Application
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 July 2021 (Danish 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact information for two referees.

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods. Learn more at biosustain.dtu.dk

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-30 at 23:59
Unit: Center for Biosustainability

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday July 30th, 2021

Postdoc in Grid Integration of Large-Scale Water Electrolyser Plant and Hybrid Energy Plants

Today, a multi-stack modular electrolyser could reach a capacity of multi-MWs. It is commercially available and could be coupled with renewable energy plants, like wind turbines and PVs, to deliver green hydrogen. Optimal sizing and integration of the modular electrolysers into a large-scale electrolyser plant, e.g. hundreds of MWs, will be the next tipping point for achieving cost-competitive green hydrogen production.

At the Department of Electrical Engineering, we are looking for an ambitious young researcher for a 2-year Postdoc position to work on the topic “Grid integration of large-scale water electrolysers”. The Postdoc will be part of a research group working on smart grids, integrated energy systems and P2X integration into the power system.

Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Postdoc project aims at developing applicable solutions for integrating large-scale waster electrolyser plant, particularly using Alkaline electrolysers, into the power system from an electrical engineering perspective. 

Your primary responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Develop dynamic electrical simulation models for water electrolysers.
  • Conduct simulation-based investigation of various electrical system designs for large-scale electrolyser plants, w.r.t. voltage level selection, topology design and optimal sizing of power converters, transformers and electrical cabling, etc. 
  • Exam the techno-economic feasibility of innovative hybridization concepts, such as using common DC links to couple electrolyser modules, intermittent renewables (e.g. wind turbine and solar panel) and battery storage etc. .
  • Develop grid-service-oriented control and operation strategies for water electrolysers in the context of the Danish/Nordic/European markets for electricity and ancillary services.
  • Collaborate with other researchers and industrial stakeholders on related topics and contribute to project deliverables.
  • Disseminate the results in peer-reviewed journals and supervise M.Sc., and PhD students.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Furthermore, strong English communication skills are essential. Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious, and are comfortable with meeting deadlines.

More specifically, you are expected to have the following qualifications:

  • Solid knowledge of power system modeling and analysis as well as high power converters.
  • Superior knowledge and experience of power system modeling and simulation tools, e.g. matlab or PowerFactory.
  • Experience with electrical layout/topology design for converter-related power systems/plants/loads.
  • Knowledge of water electrolyser and electricity market would be an advantage but not compulsory.
  • An interest in generating real-world impact and collaborating with the industry.
  • Excellent communication and language skills.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years, starting on 1 November 2021 or soon thereafter.  

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Shi You, tel.: +45 61396266, sy@elektro.dtu.dk

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

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 25 July 2021 (Danish 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
  • Copy of a single publication that is relevant to the post

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

DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc, and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct excellent research within acoustic technologies, electromagnetic systems, electronics, autonomous systems, robotic technologies, digital energy solutions, interconnected energy systems, electric energy technologies, and not least electrification in many respects. Our Department has more than 200 members of staff.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-25 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng

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Post expires on Sunday July 25th, 2021

Postdoc on Fundamental Understanding of Electrolytic H2 Evolution in Alkaline Environment

We seek a 2-year Postdoc to carry out research on the fundamental understanding of the H2 evolution reaction (HER) in alkaline environment (AE) by means of in-operando X-ray Photoelectron/Absorption Spectroscopy (XPS/XAS).

The Section of Electrochemistry at DTU Energy carries out research on electrochemical conversion and storage technologies, such as fuel cells, electrolysis cells, flow batteries, and novel types of electrochemical cells for power to X. Our research spans from fundamental understanding of electrochemical materials and processes to fabrication of lab scale components and devices and testing using advanced electrochemical characterization methods and test stations. We work in close collaboration with other Sections within the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, expanding our capacity for materials processing, microstructural characterization, and modelling.

Electrolysis is a key technology for transitioning to a 100% sustainable energy system, as it both enables cost effective and large scale storage of intermittent renewable electricity and provides the means for the production of sustainable fuels and chemicals. Alkaline electrolysis is the most mature and low cost amongst electrolysis technologies, but requires a boost in efficiency and production rate to further lower the price of hydrogen produced to a level that can compete with fossil fuel derived hydrogen. Understanding and fine-tuning the kinetics for HER in alkaline environment is expected to contribute greatly in this direction, and forms the main goal of this PostDoc project.

Responsibilities and tasks
At DTU Energy we are developing electrocatalysts, electrodes, and membranes for advanced alkaline electrolysis cells. We do so by striving for fundamental understanding of the underlying processes that will help guide progress in a rational manner.

This is the philosophy underpinning also this PostDoc project, where we aspire to expand the traditional approach of electrocatalyst development to incorporate also the influence of the electrolyte on the electrified solid-liquid interface. With the help from our international collaborators at Juelich, Germany we will develop and employ novel operando synchrotron X-ray spectro-electrochemical tools to reveal new knobs that can be tuned to control ion transfer and optimize the adsorption strength of key reaction intermediates, leading to improved HER kinetics in AE.

  • You will be responsible for the design, commissioning, and qualification of a flow cell holder customized for the needs of surface sensitive XPS/XAS measurements under accurate electrochemical control.
  • You will carry out detailed electrochemical characterization of selected metal and metal-alloy catalysts in AE, with emphasis on HER kinetics.
  • You will design and carry out operando spectro-electrochemical experiments in synchrotron X-ray beamlines using the developed flow cell holder. This will include the fabrication and characterization of model thin film electrodes using appropriate physical and chemical deposition routes.
  • You will work in close collaboration with our partners from Peter Gruenberg Institute 6 at Juelich, Germany who will guide the flow cell holder development and synchrotron X-ray work, based on their expertise in developing state-of-the-art electron spectroscopy instrumentation as operators of both soft and hard X-ray beamlines at three synchrotron facilities; BESSY II, ELETTRA, and DESY.
  • You will be required to travel to Germany and other synchrotron facilities in relation to the flow cell holder development and to carry out actual experiments.
  • Your PostDoc position is embedded within a larger project, including also a PhD student who will start at approx. the same time as you and carry out research on a closely related topic. The project will also benefit from interactions with the Theoretical inorganic chemistry group (Teoroo) at Uppsala University, who are exploring the dynamic phenomena occurring at the electrified solid-liquid interface through multiscale simulations.
  • Your work will built upon a broad knowledge base on electrochemistry and specialized holder design in the Department, and benefit from our well-equipped and diverse labs and a spirit of knowledge sharing and collaboration within the Department.
  • You are expected to take a leading role in the scientific and practical gearing of your project, proposing the most appropriate way forward, establishing an action and time plan in line with the overall project timeline, and coordinating the required work in the most efficient and productive way possible.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in e.g. Physics, Materials Science, or Physical Chemistry.

As an appropriate candidate you are:

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about the research topic
  • Responsible, sincere, and forthcoming
  • Driven by challenges, forward looking, and pro-active
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team
  • Excited to be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary group
  • Able to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to pursue parallel paths
  • Able to accommodate in your planning time boundaries imposed by the overall project goals
  • Good at communicating and reporting your work in both written and spoken English

Documented experience in one or more of the following specific areas is required:

  • Advanced electrochemical characterization methods
  • Design and commissioning of electrochemical testing infrastructure
  • Alkaline electrolysis cells or other type of electrochemical cells employing liquid electrolytes
  • Physical/Chemical deposition, Electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and other advanced structural and chemical analysis techniques

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

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

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from:

Senior Scientist Christodoulos Chatzichristodoulou, ccha@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 21325057

Head of Section Lars Nilausen Cleemann; lncl@dtu.dk.  

You can read more about the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at www.energy.dtu.dk/english

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 28 June 2021. 

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 Energy
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, electromechanical converters, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.dtu.dk

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-06-28 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Energy

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Post expires on Monday June 28th, 2021

Postdoc position in fluid dynamics of flagellate foraging

We are seeking a candidate for a two-year postdoctoral position for a project at the interface between aquatic ecology and fluid physics at the Centre for Ocean Life at the Technical University of Denmark

Responsibilities and qualifications
Unicellular flagellates are found in all parts of the Tree of Life, and their resource acquisition is in all cases dependent on the action of their flagella. The arrangement of the flagella, their kinetics and beat patterns, and whether they are equipped with hairs or vanes vary widely between groups. The project will use CFD to explore the hypothesis that the diverse flagellar arrangements represents the different outcome of the trade-off between propulsion, feeding, hiding, and energy saving.

We envisage a candidate with a strong background in computational fluid dynamics and with interest in aquatic ecology and preferably with experience in low Reynolds number fluid dynamics.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in physics, engineering, or applied mathematics.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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 two years with expected start date 1 September 2021.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the position and the research project please contact Professor Thomas Kiørboe (DTU Aqua, e-mail: tk@aqua.dtu.dk)

You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Life at: Centre for Ocean Life and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at: DTU Aqua

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 28 June 2021 (Danish 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-06-28 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Aqua

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday June 28th, 2021

PhD Scholarship in Cancer Immunotherapy

DTU Health Technology currently seeks a qualified candidate for a PhD position within cancer immunotherapy.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The aim of the project is to validate new cancer treatments and, in particular, to study the immune responses to novel immunomodulatory compounds in animal models of solid tumours. The outline of the project is to combine advanced drug delivery formulations and cell-based therapies for immunotherapy to achieve better curative therapeutic regimes. The work of the PhD student will guide the rational design of drug platforms by utilizing the outcomes of efficacy studies and assessments of the tumor microenvironment profile. 

As a PhD student in the group, you will be part of a highly driven and cross-disciplinary research environment consisting of skilled researchers with a strong background in immunology and cancer therapy. You are expected to participate in both research, teaching, and supervision of students.   

You 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. The candidate should preferably have a strong background in tumor immunology, drug delivery system development or cancer immunotherapy. In addition, hands on experience with mouse models of adoptive cell therapy as well as experience with flow cytometry are highly desirable for this positions. FELASA certification is mandatory.

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
Professor Thomas L. Andresen and postdoc Ditte E. Jæhger will make the assessment of the applicants.

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 postdoc Ditte E. Jæhger, tel.: +45 26831485, mail: dija@dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Health Technology at www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.   

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 28 June 2021 (Danish 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 herein the right hand column)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 2021-06-28 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Health Tech

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday June 28th, 2021