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Postdoc position(s) in Yeast Synthetic Biology for Protein Engineering

We are seeking 1-2 talented postdoc(s) to work on novel methods for high throughput protein engineering that leverages the power of multiplexed CRISPR genome engineering and yeast genetics. The candidate will join the Cell Architecture Group (PI Ryan T. Gill) at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) in Denmark. The Cell Architecture Group is developing cellular engineering technologies based on high-throughput and multiplexed genome editing (CRISPR) for a wide range of downstream applications from industrial biotech to cell therapies. The CFB is part of the Technical University of Denmark and provides a world-class research environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies with special emphasis on cell factory engineering and systems biology technologies.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate(s) will focus on developing synthetic biology technologies for protein engineering in yeast. We are particularly interested in more senior researchers who are experienced with protein engineering using microbial systems. The candidate will be expected to drive the research project forward by taking an active role in defining project goals, planning experiments, and analyzing data. We operate under a design-build-test-learn philosophy and have a strong focus on commercialization of technology developed in the group. For a recent publication from our lab in this area see “Multiplex Evolution of Antibody Fragments Utilizing a Yeast Surface Display Platform” ACS Synth Biol. 2020 Aug 21.

The candidate will be responsible for executing laboratory projects involving a variety of techniques encompassing: yeast culture, standard molecular biology techniques such as design and assembly of synthetic DNA constructs, nucleic acid purification, CRISPR gene editing, next-generation sequencing, and basic bioinformatic analyses. The project will likely involve use of the Onyx platform (https://www.inscripta.com/technology/onyx-platform) for automated, high-throughput genome engineering.

Specific tasks will include:

  • Develop innovative research plans
  • Design, implement and execute critical experiments associated with a research plan
  • Document experimental design and results in electronic lab notebooks
  • Analyze and organize data to draw meaningful conclusions
  • Develop and support the submission of patents and other intellectual property
  • Publish and present at professional meetings as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Excellence in independent problem solving
  • Have deep laboratory experience with microbial synthetic biology and protein engineering using library-selection methods such as phage/surface display.
  • Have experience with omics data analysis and familiarity with scripting languages (e.g. Python) for working with large data sets
  • Enjoy sharing knowledge and experience with others
  • Ability to lead multiple projects and support collaborations
  • PhD degree or similar in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or bioengineering or equivalent as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc

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

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

Workplace and period of employment
The period of employment is initially limited to 1 year.

The place of employment is the DTU main campus in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ryan T. Gill (ryagil@biosustain.dtu.dk)

You can read more about the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (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.

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.

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: 15 October 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

Postdoc: Develop the future charging infrastructure for electric vehicles

DTU hereby seek excellent candidates for a two-year Postdoc position at DTU, Denmark.

While increased use of electric vehicles (EV) represents one of the single most important means to attain greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in the transport sector (Green Commission, 2019) it gives rise to an increasing need for a charging infrastructure for society. Today, there is a lack of scientific investigations and knowledge related to the planning of such infrastructure. In particular, it is not clear how evolving technologies such as increasing battery range, information technology and charging technology, will affect the need for, and composition of, such infrastructure.

The Postdoc project will carry out high quality research to quantitatively investigate and qualify the type and extent of an EV charging infrastructure that is necessary and efficient, from the perspective of society. The overarching question of the project is whether it is possible to deploy a charging infrastructure which will both sufficiently and effectively meet the heterogeneous charging demand in a densely populated urban environment.

The focus of the project is to leverage state-of-art technologies from mathematical modelling and simulation, possibly from the transport modelling area or from parallel quantitative areas, to be used for the complex problem of predicting charging demand and optimising charging supply.

The project may involve the following research topics;

  • The prediction of heterogeneous geographical EV demand: By applying agent-based model frameworks in combination with population synthesis models and by utilising existing high-quality mobility data and spatially organised data and networks all available at DTU.
  • Charging behaviour preferences, e.g. when and where to charge and price sensitivity.
  • The design of equilibrium models between charging demand (as represented by 1) and supply: By using M/G/c queuing models at the charger level and by utilising MSA algorithms as a mean to converge waiting time.
  • Charging supply optimisation: By using optimisation heuristics, such as genetic algorithms to swap supply formations or variants of facility location problems aimed at charging infrastructure.
  • Model and data integration for detailed geographical networks. Proximity to power-grid network and road-network are central for the location of chargers.
  • Smart-charging technologies and flexible pricing strategies to mitigate peak-loading.

The impact of the project has the potential to be huge as it may directly help forming the future Danish Charging infrastructure with consequences for our ability to reduce CO2 and comply with ambitious climate targets.

Overall, the research lies in the intersection between transport modelling and planning, and spatial simulation and optimisation. The project will be anchored in the Transport Demand Modelling Group of the Transport Division of the Department of Management at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The project will be co-supervised by the Department of Electrical Engineering to facilitate a close collaboration between the demand-side simulation and the supply-side optimisation. A PhD study will anchored in the Department of Electrical Engineering focusing on modelling the charging impact on the power system – and exploring the provision of grid and power system services.

We are looking for an excellent applicant to join the Division, starting on 1 January 2021 or earlier.

This Postdoc is funded by the EUDP project ‘FUSE”, which aims to support the planning of the charging infrastructure in the municipality of Frederiksberg and Copenhagen. The project consist of several industrial partners and data collection efforts that will be a benefit for the project.

We are looking for excellent applicants with PhD background from Computer Science, Transportation, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related, and with the interest and ambition to pursue a research career.

Qualifications  

  • A PhD degree in Transportation Modelling, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics or related is required;
  • Excellent programming capabilities in at least one scientific language (preferably Python) is required;
  • Excellent background in statistics and probability theory is required;
  • Transportation Modelling disciplines in the education background is also favoured;
  • Power grid design and knowledge hereof is also favoured;
  • Experience with Machine Learning techniques is favoured;

The following soft skills are also important:

  • Curiosity and interest about current and future mobility challenges and EV charging in particular;
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Willingness to engage in group-work with a multi-national team;

Assessment 
The assessment of the applicants will be carried out shortly after the deadline the 25 October 2020.

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 
For more information, please contact Jeppe Rich, rich@dtu.dk or Peter Bach Andersen pba@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the Machine Learning for Smart Mobility group at https://dmg.man.dtu.dk/, DTU Management at www.man.dtu.dk/english and DTU Electro https://www.elektro.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 21 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • 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, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Transport modelling group belongs to the Transport division of the Department of Technology, Management and Economics (DTU Management) at DTU. The division conducts research and teaching in the field of traffic and transport planning, with particular focus on behaviour modelling, machine learning and simulation.

DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching with a focus on sustainability, transport, innovation and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology – including the interaction between technology and sustainability, business growth, infrastructure and prosperity. Therefore, we explore and create value in the areas of management science, innovation and design thinking, business analytics, systems and risk analyses, human behaviour, regulation and policy analysis. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc and PhD level. The Department has a staff of app. 350.

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: 21 October 2020
Unit: DTU Management
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday October 21st, 2020

PhD scholarship in Acoustic Lenses for Microfabricated Ultrasound Transducers

This multidisciplinary research project is a collaboration between DTU Health Tech and DTU Chemistry aiming to develop new ways of optimizing and implementing polymer lenses for medical 3D ultrasound transducers.

Ultrasound is widely used at hospitals for medical imaging and allows both 2D (well-known from fetal scans) and 3D images to be created, which helps medical doctors in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Transducers for 3D imaging are advanced and complicated devices. Commercial 3D transducers are most often made as so-called matrix transducers, but these are limited in the number of ultrasound emitters that can be practically fabricated, which limits the attainable image quality.

To overcome this problem row-column addressed arrays (RCA) for ultrasonic imaging have recently attracted attention, as they offer volumetric imaging and larger arrays can be fabricated. Such arrays have very desirable properties as resolution scales linearly with the number of elements, and very large arrays with a good penetration depth are attainable.

These row-column addressed transducers are, however, only forward looking, i.e. they can only make an image of structures directly below the surface of the transducer. This is a severe limitation for widespread use of such transducers and one way to overcome this is to develop acoustic lenses, which can spread out the sound emitted from the transducers thereby increasing the field-of-view.

The purpose of this work is therefore to investigate compound lenses for row-column-addressed (RCA) ultrasound transducers for increasing the field-of-view (FOV) to a curvilinear volume region, while retaining a flat surface of the transducer to avoid trapping of air between the transducer and the patient, which would otherwise lead to unwanted reflections and low image quality. The primary motivation behind this research is to develop an RCA ultrasound transducer for abdominal or cardiac imaging, where a curvilinear volume region is a necessity.

The research will focus on developing new types of polymer based acoustic lenses. Such lenses can be fabricated using polymers such silicones or urethanes, and the acoustical properties of these can be engineered by adding inorganic powders to satisfy the corresponding speed of sound and specific acoustical impedance requirements. We will investigate, which basic molecular mechanisms are responsible for the acoustical properties observed in polymers and use the knowledge gained to search for optimized material selection for acoustic lenses. These 0-3 composite material lenses can be made in both concave and convex versions, and the design of such lenses can be made using both analytical and finite element calculations.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • You will design, develop and fabricate acoustic lenses
  • You will integrate the developed lenses with RCA ultrasound transducers
  • You will test their performance in collaboration with experts in medical ultrasound imaging.
  • You have the ability to motivate your colleagues to be their best and achieve ambitious goals

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

We envision that the ideal candidate has an experimental background in materials science, physical chemistry, nanotechnology, or polymer science and engineering, but if you have another background that fits the project, you are welcome to apply.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by the PhD project supervisors Professor Erik V Thomsen (expert in ultrasound transducers), Professor Kristoffer Almdal (expert in polymer chemistry), and Professor Jørgen Arendt Jensen (expert in ultrasound imaging).

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
Additional information may be obtained from Professor Erik V. Thomsen, phone (+45) 21363016, e-mail: ervt@dtu.dk.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 12 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • A 3 page PowerPoint presentation summarizing the main results from your master thesis

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

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

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

DTU 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 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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: 12 October 2020
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday October 12th, 2020

Postdoc in Novel Bacterial Natural products

Give your future career the best possible launchpad

If you have a Phd degree in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or equivalent and you are looking for just the right job to kick start your career, you have found it. No matter if you are considering a Postdoc or will pursue a career in the industry, this job will be a first-class foundation. You will join DTU Biosustain where we create novel methods and technologies as a foundation for the development of new environment-friendly products, better and less energy-consuming manufacturing processes, new medical treatments, climate-friendly farming, etc.

You are a highly motivated postdoc looking to join an international team. Here at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), you can become a part of the New Bioactive Compounds section.

Within the Villum Experiment grant project “Hunting for totally new bacterial natural products” you will actively contribute to develop and implement technologies in the field of natural product genome mining, biosynthetic gene cluster cloning, and expression to identify and produce novel secondary metabolites as potential future medicines.

Responsibilities and tasks
The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be working together with bioinformatics specialists to develop new tools and carrying out bacterial genome mining to find novel biosynthetic gene clusters. Furthermore, you will develop new technologies and obtaining novel bacterial natural products through gene cluster cloning and expression.

Tasks include:

1) Making a research plan.

2) Carrying out bacteria and molecular biology research.

3) Finishing research reports and publications.

4) Collaborating with programming specialists, bioinformatics specialists, and analytical chemist.

Phd in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or equivalent
We are looking for a profile that likes to learn new things via an open-minded and positive collaboration. You must thrive in a global environment and be able to communicate with an understanding of cultural and professional differences. As you will be part of a brand new team, you must also be motivated by handling a broad spectrum of tasks – and come forward with your ideas on optimizing work processes. Additionally, your CV comprises:

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Requirements:

  • You have excellent laboratory skills and practical experience of bacterial genetic engineering, for example, gene cluster cloning, metabolic pathway constructing, or host genetic engineering.
  • You have excellent knowledge of natural product chemistry and bacterial secondary metabolism.
  • Basic knowledge of bioinformatics or programming is highly advantageous.
  • You have ambition, a strong work ethic, and a desire to do frontier research.
  • You have excellent communication and team-playing skills, but also the ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary international team of scientists.
  • You have excellent English skills for working in a highly international research group

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

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

The period of employment is 2 years. The place of work is DTU Lyngby campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr. Xinglin Jiang, email: xinji@biosustain.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Other materials demonstrating your relevant skills

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.

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.

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: 15 October 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

PhD position in the area of Process Modelling of CO2 Conditioning

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), invites an application for a PhD position in the area of process modelling of CO2 conditioning.

The PhD projects are part of the “3D” project (DMXTM Demonstration in Dunkirk) funded by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation program. This H2020 project (Grant Agreement N° 838031) has a 19.2-million-euro budget over 4 years, including 14.7 million euros in European Union subsidies. Coordinated by IFPEN, the “3D” project brings together 10 other partners from research and industry from 6 European countries: ArcelorMittal, Axens, Total, Greenflex, RWTH, DTU, ACP, CMI, Gassco, Brevik Engineering and Uetikon.

Responsibilities and tasks
The project will involve process modelling and simulation of CO2 conditioning as part of the full CO2 value chain from capture to storage. The process is based on CO2 captured from the steel blast furnaces of Arcelor-Mittal in Dunkirk and then conditioned and prepared for transport to the North Sea cluster.

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

A strong background in process engineering, process modelling, process simulation, thermodynamics, mathematical modelling, and computer programming experience is essential.

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 Nicolas von Solms, and Associate Professor Philip Fosbøl.

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 Nicolas von Solms, tel: +45 4525 2867, nvs@kt.dtu.dk, or Associate Philip Fosbøl, tel: +45 4525 2868, plf@kt.dtu.dk.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

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: 1 October 2020
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

PhD position in the field of respiratory proteases is available in the section for Protein Science & Signaling Biology

As a successful applicant, you will work with a team of postdocs and PhD students in close collaboration with national and international collaborators to unravel the molecular basis of how influenza virus crosses the species barrier from pig to human. You can read more about us here: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/Kerstin-Skovgaard

You will be a part of FluZooMark, an influenza One Health Center focused on determining factors that influences the capability of influenza viruses to cross species barriers and be the cause of zoonotic transmission and possibly future pandemics. The center involves leading researchers with unique knowledge about virology and immunology in the field of influenza. The center is an international collaboration funded by the Novo Nordisk foundation. Partners in the center are; University of Copenhagen, Statens Serum Institut, Technical University of Denmark, and St. Judes Children´s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA.

Project description and background
Influenza A virus infections have great impact on human and animal health and welfare. There is a profound lack of knowledge of host range barriers of swine influenza viruses. Thus, more knowledge on molecular determinants of host range restriction of new influenza A virus strains discovered in animals are urgently needed. The overall objective of the project is to identify serine proteases important for swine influenza viruses to cross the species barrier.

Responsibilities and tasks 
As a PhD-student enrolled at DTU and employed in the frame of FluZooMark, you must be willing to travel. All PhDs must attend a mandatory research stay in the laboratory of one of the other FluZooMark partners.

You will work with proteomic and degradomic profiling of the entire protease landscape in relevant cells and tissue after influenza A virus infection. Specific DIA-MS spectral libraries will be designed and used for quantitative proteome analysis before, during and after influenza A virus infection.

Further, your tasks as a PhD Student enrolled at DTU Bioengineering are to: Manage and execute your independent scientific project, actively participate in PhD courses, participate in international congresses, teach and disseminate your research, co-supervise master and bachelor students within your field and finally write scientific articles and finalize your PhD thesis.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in molecular biomedicine, engineering, biochemistry, or equivalent.

Candidates should have experience with targeted proteomics/proteomic by mass spectrometry, mining of proteomic data in Proteome DiscovererTM and Skyline. Experience with general  bioinformatic tools and statistical programs e.g. R. Show documented interest in both immunology and virology.

Personal qualifications are strong motivation, commitment and enthusiasm. A good standard of oral and written English is important.

We offer
A unique cross-disciplinary “One Health” research project.

An interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research and innovation.

The opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art, highly innovative and scientifically stimulating environment with ambitious colleagues.

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.

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
Assessment of the applicants will be made by senior scientist Kerstin Skovgaard. Further information may be obtained from Kerstin Skovgaard, mail: kesk@dtu.dk, +45 3588 6362. Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

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

You can read more about Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 October 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

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

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

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

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has > 200 employees, of which >2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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: 1 October 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Postdoc on Interfacing a Single Spin with a Mechanical Oscillator

Over the last decade, the initialization and coherent control of individual spins in room temperature solid-state systems have significantly matured – it is now possible to coherently control, at room temperature, a single electron spin in a bath of million other electrons. In order to allow for new functionalities in the areas of quantum information processing and quantum sensing, it is important to be able to coherent couple this single electron spin to other physical systems such as a macroscopic harmonic oscillator. In this way, coherent control techniques of single spins can be transferred to the oscillator system, allowing for instance for the generation of non-Gaussian quantum states. Our goal is to steer the macroscopic mechanical oscillator (visible to the eye) by the single electron into a designable pure quantum state.

In this experimental PhD project, you will work with mechanical oscillators fabricated in-house, possessing state-of-the-art quality factors and functionalised with magnetic nano-structures. Using the Zeeman effect, you will investigate the coupling strength of the mechanical mode to a single electron spin associated with a nitrogen-vacancy center in a diamond crystal located in the close vicinity. The ultimate goal of the project is to coherently control and manipulate the oscillator motion using the spin.

The PhD position is offered in the section for Quantum Physics and Information Technology (QPIT) and the centre of excellence for macroscopic quantum states (biQ) at the Department of Physics of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). In QPIT we conduct widely recognised research in a range of diverse topics including quantum enhanced sensing, solid-state quantum optics and continuous variable quantum information.

Responsibilities and tasks
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a passion for experimental physics to construct and be in charge of an experimental setup involving state-of-the-art optics, electronics and mechanical components. In more detail, you will:

  • Expand and operate a confocal microscope setup suitable for the initialization, control and readout of single electron spins associated with nitrogen-vacancy centres,
  • Work closely together with nano-fabrication specialists and determine the field gradient of magnetic nano-structures,
  • Investigate and maximize the interaction between a single spin and a mechanical oscillator, and
  • Aim at the coherent control of the oscillator system by using the spin.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. In addition to that, you should have:

  • a passion for quantum and experimental physics,
  • experience with programming languages such as Python or Matlab,
  • great self-motivation, the ability to work independently and to solve experimental challenges, and
  • experience with constructing experimental setups and working on advanced optical systems.

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
For obtaining further information, please contact Prof. Ulrik Lund Andersen, ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk or Assoc. Prof. Alexander Huck, alexander.huck@fysik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Physics at www.fysik.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • At least 2 recommendation letters

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

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

QPIT’s vision is to understand, engineer and control complex quantum systems of light and matter, and to exploit these systems for quantum information processing and quantum metrology. We are a large, highly international research group of students and staff with diverse backgrounds. We have a friendly and dynamic research environment with close, daily interaction among all group members and strong collaborations with many academic and industrial partners. Technical support is excellent with electronics and process engineers embedded in the section and a large capacity, skilled mechanical workshop at the Department.

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: 31 October 2020
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Saturday October 31st, 2020

Postdoc in Asymmetric Metal Catalysis

A 1-year post-doctoral fellowship in homogeneous asymmetric metal catalysis under the supervision of Assistant Professor Søren Kramer is available at the Technical University of Denmark. The project is funded by the Villum Experiment program, and it will be performed in the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section at DTU Chemistry.

The position is available from January 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Research in the Kramer group is focused on transition-metal catalysis, asymmetric catalysis, C-H functionalization, and reaction mechanism elucidation. The research group is young and highly ambitious.

Responsibilities and tasks
We are seeking a very motivated and ambitious candidate for a project within the field of transition-metal-catalyzed asymmetric C-H functionalization. The focus will be on methodology development of novel reactions within this field. The work will include organic synthesis of starting materials and reagents, development and optimization of novel reactions, as well as substrate scope investigation including isolation and characterization of products.

The candidate is expected to participate in supervision of junior students. Acquisition of teaching experience is supported.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. Additional post-doctoral experience is an advantage. A strong background in homogeneous catalysis is required. Extensive experience with organic synthesis is essential. Previous experience with transition-metal catalysis, methodology development, and/or asymmetric catalysis are significant advantages.

The candidate must be able to work independently, but also participate in collaborations. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.

Most importantly, the applicant should strive toward scientific excellence, be highly motivated, ambitious, and hard-working. Only applicants who seek to be among the brightest in their field and conduct science at the highest international level will be considered.

In the assessment of candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • research potential at the highest international level
  • scientific production
  • an all-round scientific experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • ability to generate new ideas
  • motivation and ambitions

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.

This is a 1-year position.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Questions about the project and position should be directed to Assistant Professor Søren Kramer, email: sokr@kemi.dtu.dk.

More information about the research group is available at www.sorenkramer.com, and you can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 10 November 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications and presentations
  • At least two recommendation letters from academic referees

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 12,000 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: 10 November 2020
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Tuesday November 10th, 2020

Postdoc position in Immunology

Post-doctoral position in Immunology starting February 1 2021 available at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Health Technology, Section of Experimental and Translational Immunology.

Research Project
The project is titled: Understanding the importance of cIAPs as NF-κB molecular switches in psoriasis..

The E3 ubiquitin ligases cIAP1 and cIAP2 (cIAPs) promote the canonical but suppress the non-canonical NF-κB pathway. We have shown before that acute ablation of cIAPs blocks T-helper-17 (Th17) differentiation (see Rizk et al, 2019, Science Signaling), whereas cell-specific genetic deficiency leads to a progressive loss of IL-17-producing gamma delta (γδ) T cells and group 3 innate lymphoid cells (see Rizk et al, 2020, bioRxiv). In this project we aim to investigate: 1) the T cell intrinsic importance of cIAPs in the context of experimental psoriasis, 2) whether cIAP inhibition impacts on (a) disease progression and (b) keratinocyte function.

Research group and environment
The project will be carried out in the group of Dr Vasileios Bekiaris. At the Department of Health Technology, we have generated a vibrant and very productive research environment in Immunology, with all the required facilities and expertise in most areas of Immunology.

Qualifications

Education
Candidates should hold a PhD in Immunology or relevant discipline.

Research Skills & Expectations
The successful candidate should have demonstrable evidence in multi-parametric flow cytometry, mouse experimentation (FELASA B training or country equivalent is necessary), primary skin (or similar, e.g. gut, liver) cell isolation tehcniques, basic biochemistry and molecular biology. Basic skills in R would be a great advantage.The successful candidate will be able to perform daily experiments with little supervision, contribute to other research activities in the group, participate actively in meetings and seminars and supervise MSc students.

Personal Skills
We are looking for a post-doc that functions well in a team environment, holds collegial respect to a high standard, is highly motivated and hardworking, and has research excellence as a top priority. Proficient skills in English is necessary.

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 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
You can read more about the Department for Health Technology at www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english.

Application 
Please submit your online application no later than November 1 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A cover letter (max 500 words)
  • Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages): degrees with dates and place must be clearly stated; only relevant previous work experience must be stated; you should state the contact information of at least two academic referees, one of which must be the PhD supervisor.
  • A one-page summary of your PhD thesis
  • Publications list (include pre-prints and manuscripts currently under review)

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

All applicants will receive an answer no later than November 15 2020.

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 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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: 1 November 2020
Unit: DTU Health Tech
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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

Postdoc in Multimodal Optical Imaging for Colon Cancer Diagnosis

The Department of Health Technology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking a candidate for a 1.5-year Postdoc position on Multimodal Optical Imaging for Colon Cancer Diagnosis.

The Postdoc will join the Biophotonic Imaging group at the Department of Health Technology (DTU Health Tech) consisting of ca 10 employees, including several PhD students and postdocs. Within the group, we are working on the advancement of optical imaging technologies for clinical and biological applications. Currently we have research projects on multimodal imaging combining optical coherence tomography, two-photon excitation fluorescence microscopy, lightsheet microscopy, fibre delivery of ultrashort pulses, as well as investigation of biomarkers relevant for cancer diagnosis using biophotonic imaging.

Background
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in Europe, causing 225 000 deaths in 2012 (12% of the total).[1] Current standard practice for diagnosing colorectal cancer is white light endoscopy, during which the colonoscopist assesses the appearance of polyps and tissue to identify possible neoplastic changes and decides whether to resect for further analysis using histopathology. To avoid a high number of undetected early stages of colorectal cancer, this procedure results in many unnecessary resections, posing higher risk for colon perforation requiring emergency surgery. On top of this, colonoscopy is not as effective in prevention of colorectal cancer in the right colon as in the left and provides sensitivity and specificity levels starting at 60% and 40%.[2]

Therefore, a technology to assess the malignancy of suspect lesions in situ during colonoscopy would benefit both the patients and reduce healthcare costs. Optical imaging modalities can non-invasively probe tissue using non-ionizing radiation. This makes optical imaging an obvious choice for use as a diagnostic tool in many fields in healthcare, including oncology.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your aim will be to demonstrate that optical properties extracted from OCT images[3] can serve as a biomarker and improve diagnosis in a multimodal imaging setup.

Your work is part of the European project “PROSCOPE” (www.proscope-h2020.eu), funded by H2020, where we develop a classification tool for colon cancer diagnosis based on multimodal optical images in collaboration with European project partners. The project includes the following tasks, to which you will substantially contribute:

  • measuring OCT data on test samples and tissue models using our existing OCT setups at DTU;
  • adapting an existing model for the measured OCT signal, developed in our group, and using this model to extract the optical properties from the data;
  • upgrading our research grade OCT systems to implement offset OCT to enhance imaging depth, in close collaboration with the group of Prof. Kishan Dholakia at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (partner in PROSCOPE);
  • combining your findings in a multimodal approach with multiphoton fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy images gathered on our microscopes, to show further improved accuracy;
  • analysing the OCT data gathered from colon tissue samples, in close collaboration with the group of Dr. Angelika Unterhuber at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

You will also co-supervise a PhD student who is perfecting the tissue models and who will implement the Raman system in our lab and use it on those models.

Qualifications
Candidates must have a PhD degree in Physics or equivalent. You must be familiar with designing, constructing and aligning optical setups, and you must have a solid theoretical background in optics. You must have skills in programming, modelling and fitting of signals.  You are comfortable with supervising students on the master and PhD level, and take pride in graduating excellent students.

We expect you to be self-driven and to take a lead in the above tasks, and to actively contribute with your own ideas and research interests to the overall aim of the project. We expect you to be comfortable collaborating with other people and research groups and to take responsibility for your work.

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 1.5 years.

The initial workplace is DTU Risø Campus in Roskilde, Denmark.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dominik Marti, tel.: +45 4677 4568, domar@dtu.dk, and Peter E. Andersen, tel.: +45 4677 4555, peta@dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 November 2020 (local time).Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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.


[1] D. Ait Ouakrim et al.: Trends in colorectal cancer mortality in Europe: retrospective analysis of the WHO mortality database. BMJ 351, (2015);

[2] F. Radaelli: The Resect-and-Discard Strategy for Management of Small and Diminutive Colonic Polyps. Gastroenterol Hepatol 9(5), (2013).

[3] Z. Turani, et al.: Optical Radiomic Signatures Derived from OCT Images to Improve Identification of Melanoma. Cancer Res 79(8), (2019).

Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit: DTU Health Tech
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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

PhD scholarship in In-situ Martensite Formation in Iron-Based Alloys

As part of the SOLID Centre of Excellence (https://solid.dtu.dk/Job-Opportunities), we are offering a PhD scholarship dedicated to the experimental investigation of martensite formation in conventionally and additively manufactured iron-based alloys at sub-zero Celsius temperature. The project will combine in-situ synchrotron and neutron imaging and diffraction techniques to track the formation of martensite from austenite, as well as the associated residual stresses in the phases during cooling and heating in the sub-zero Celsius temperature regime. Uniquely, the project aims to reveal the internal structure in martensite/austenite directly using dark field x-ray microscopy.

The position will be located in DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Section for Materials and Surface Engineering, which performs research in the field of materials science and engineering involving theoretical, experimental and numerical approaches. The research is multi-disciplinary and involves aspects of physics, mechanics, chemistry, and manufacturing technology. The section works on three broad themes: materials design and surface engineering, microstructure evolution and phase transformations, materials performance and degradation.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD will be working on the synthesis and microstructure characterization of iron-based alloys (steels) at large scale synchrotron- and neutron facilities. Correspondingly, travel to these large scale facilities and the ensuring data analysis and evaluation will be important aspects of the project. She/he will be working in the international, multidisciplinary environment of SOLID (https://solid.dtu.dk/Job-Opportunities) and co-supervised by scientists with affiliations in the Mechanical Engineering and Physics Departments at DTU.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. We are specifically interested in applicants with a metallurgical background, or experience in characterizing microstructure using advanced synchrotron X-ray and/or neutron diffraction techniques.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Marcel A.J. Somers.

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 Professor Marcel A.J. Somers, tel.: +45 4525 2250.

You can read more about Department of mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk and about the centre of excellence on https://solid.dtu.dk/Job-Opportunities.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 2 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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: 2 October 2020
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Friday October 2nd, 2020

PhD scholarship in Shaping the Future of Nanophotonic Systems

The Topology Optimization group (www.topopt.dtu.dk) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD position starting fall 2020 within the field of inverse design and topology optimization. The PhD-project is part of a collaboration with DTU Fotonik, through the newly established research centre NanoPhoton – Centre for Nanophotonics – which is dedicated to exploring new possibilities for Extreme Dielectric Confinement (EDC) of light in semiconductors to length scales much smaller than the diffraction limit.

This ambitious PhD project is concerned with development and applications of mathematical tools for inverse design by topology optimization. The goal is to design new and optimized geometries for enhanced light-matter interaction in nanophotonic devices for chipscale information technology. To this end, the PhD student will develop and implement efficient optimization methods for combined shape and topology optimization running on parallel computing platforms. An important part of the work involves development of the central design goals in close collaboration with other members of the NanoPhoton research centre.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a PhD student, you will be working extensively on development and implementation of numerical methods for simulation and optimization of nano-photonic systems using Maxwell’s equations. Therefore, candidates should have documented experience in at least one and preferably several of the following areas: computational physics, computational mechanics; finite element methods; numerical optimization techniques; shape and /or topology optimization methods. In addition, we envision that

  • You have an open mind and can think creatively in a mathematical, physical, and programming contexts
  • You are eager to develop new research results, come up with new ideas, and test them by implementation.
  • Your research will include extending and contributing to the development of our in-house parallel computing framework based on PETSc and the c++ computing language as well as working in commercial FEM platforms, such as COMSOL Multiphysics
  • You have interest in inverse design and topology optimization of multi-physics problems and are committed to improve the state-of-the-art

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree within the field of Mechanical Engineering, Photonics Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Methods or Computational Physics. Excellent written and spoken English skills are 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
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ole Sigmund, Assistant Professor Rasmus E. Christiansen (DTU Mechanical Engineering) and Professor Jesper Mørk (DTU Fotonik).

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 Ole Sigmund, tel.: +45 4525 4256.

You can read more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk, the TopOpt-group at www.topopt.dtu.dk, DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english and the NanoPhoton Project at https://nanophoton.dtu.dk/.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 6 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons

NanoPhoton
The research vision of NanoPhoton – Centre for Nanophotonics – is to explore the hitherto inaccessible regime of extreme dielectric confinement of light in optical cavities and to apply the associated enhanced light-matter interaction to solve fundamental outstanding challenges in chipscale information technology. To this end, we will develop the science and technology for a new class of optical nanostructures by combining fundamental electromagnetic and quantum optical theory with state-of-the-art nanofabrication and advanced experimental characterization techniques. An important part of NanoPhoton is inverse design or topology optimization, which originated from mechanical engineering but have been pioneered and introduced to the field of nanophotonics by members of the TopOpt group (www.topopt.dtu.dk) from DTU Mechanical Engineering.

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.

Deadline: 6 October 2020
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Tuesday October 6th, 2020

Postdoc in Electrical ROCKWOOL Cupola Ovens

A two-year postdoc position on development and integration of electrical heating for Rockwool cupola ovens is available at the CHEC Research Centre, DTU Chemical Engineering. The position is part of the ProBu – Process Technology for Sustainable Building Materials Production project conducted in collaboration with FLSmidth and Rockwool. Presently ROCKWOOL use charcoal fired cupola ovens for the production of isolation materials. By using electrical heating, and applying power produced from renewable sources, the CO2 emissions from the cupola based ROCKWOOL production can be reduced. The use of electricity gives rise to several challenges regarding electrical heating method, process integration, product changes and emissions. It will be your task to conduct research in a tight collaboration with ROCKWOOL to support the developmental activities regarding electrical based cupola ovens.

Responsibilities and tasks
The objectives of the postdoc project are to conduct research that can ensure an efficient transition of the cupola melting technology to use electrical heating with respect to obtaining reliable plant operation, obtain high product quality and minimize environmental impact. The working tasks may include:

  • To investigate if the system can be operated with a combination of electricity and a few percent of biomass based chars
  • To investigate if geometrical changes of the bottom part of the cupola melter can lead to a system that can operate with an energy input 100% based on electricity
  • To investigate how emissions can be minimized when electricity is applied

You will together with DTU and company supervisors make the detailed research plan that will include both laboratory and full-scale plant measurements.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in chemical engineering or equivalent, with a strong research background on high temperature process technology. It is an advantage to have experiences in collaborating with industrial partners and doing experimental work on full-scale industrial process equipment.

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 the employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Peter Arendt Jensen (paj@kt.dtu.dk), tel.: +45 4525 2927.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 10 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research covers separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.  

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: 10 October 2020
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Saturday October 10th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Coordination for Multi-Carrier Integrated Energy Systems

The Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in “market-based coordination for multi-carrier integrated energy systems”. The PhD project is funded by DTU joint alliance research program, aiming at strengthening the research collaborations with alliance universities. This specific project targets a research collaboration between DTU and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Responsibilities and tasks
The transition towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy sectors (including electricity, heat and natural gas systems) imposes significant changes in their planning and operation. The flexibility potential at the interface of different energy sectors enables integrating additional renewable energy sources with stochastic generation. However, energy sectors in the current practice are being operated independently without a proper coordination. This avoids harnessing the entire potential flexibility at the interface of energy sectors, leading to a suboptimal operation in terms of overall social welfare. This PhD project aims at developing novel coordination schemes among energy sectors, while respecting the current market practice in clearing heat, electricity and natural gas markets independently and sequentially. These coordination schemes are expected to be “market-based”, implying that the enhanced coordination among energy sectors are going to be achieved by introducing new market products, and/or bidding format, and/or market players.

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

A successful candidate will have a strong background in most of the following points:

  • knowledge of power and energy system operation and renewable integration
  • knowledge of power system economics and energy markets
  • knowledge of convex optimization, and uncertainty modelling techniques
  • Knowledge of programming tools such as Julia, Python, GAMS, etc
  • Excellent use of the English language
  • Ability to present results in technical reports, and prepare scientific papers for publication in international journals

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Jalal Kazempour (DTU), Professor Pierre Pinson (DTU) and Associate Professor Spyros Chatzivasileiadis (DTU).

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 Jalal Kazempour, seykaz@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Electro at www.elektro.dtu.dk/english and CEE at www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk/.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 September 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Contact details of two individuals that can provide a letter of reference

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

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

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

DTU 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 12,000 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: 30 September 2020
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Sound Field Analysis and Acoustic Signal Processing

The Acoustic Technology group (ACT), Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in in sound field analysis and acoustic signal processing. The position is a new research project granted by the VILLUM foundation (“large-scale acoustic holography”).

The ACT group conducts research in sound field analysis, measurement techniques, acoustic signal processing, architectural acoustics, transduction, vibration and numerical methods in acoustics.

The goal of this PhD project is to develop novel methods to characterize the spatio-temporal properties of the sound field in a room, based on data acquired with microphone arrays and distributed sensor networks. A central element of the project is to examine data driven approaches to model and reconstruct the full three-dimensional sound field inside a room.

Responsibilities and tasks
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate, with a relevant MSc-degree and experience in acoustics and signal processing, who is dedicated and passionate about research and scientific discovery. A background in acoustics is necessary, and having skills in some of the following areas is valuable:

  • Signal processing
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Physics and wave propagation
  • Numerical optimization and inverse problems
  • Deep learning for physical applications
  • Good communication skills are also an asset for the position.

As a member of the research team, you will have the opportunity to conduct fundamental research in acoustics and acoustic signal processing. The research conducted in the project aims at examining the use of data driven approaches and state of the art sensing methods to reconstruct the sound field in a room. Additionally, as a PhD and member of the research group at DTU you will be part of a creative, stimulating and diverse scientific environment, where you will have the opportunity to develop your professional competence, participate in international scientific meetings and conferences, develop your teaching and supervise students, visit other internationally leading research centres in acoustics and engage in public dissemination and outreach activities.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. A MSc degree in Acoustics, and experience in Signal processing is required for the position.

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
Associate professor Efren Fernandez Grande (project leader/principal investigator) and associate Professor Finn T. Agerkvist (head of section).

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 Efren Fernandez Grande,  efg@elektro.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3940.

You can read more about DTU Elektro at www.elektro.dtu.dk and about the Acoustic Technology group at www.act.elektro.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 29 September 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

DTU 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 12,000 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: 29 September 2020
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Tuesday September 29th, 2020

Postdoc in Thermal Engineering of Industrial Energy Systems

DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering conducts scientific research in close collaboration with a number of industrial partners in the field of optimization of energy conversion systems with focus on sustainable solution for the future. The focus of the research covers heat pumps, refrigeration, biomass, engines, energy storage, industrial energy systems and more. The research involves advanced analysis, modelling optimization of systems and components based on applied thermal-fluid methods.

We are looking for a postdoc researcher in the field of advanced thermal engineering of industrial energy systems, heat pumps and energy storage.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position will include modeling and optimization in the fields of

  • Electrification of the industrial energy systems
  • Heat pumps for district heating
  • Industrial heat pumps
  • Energy storage
  • Integration of renewable energy in industrial energy systems
  • Industrial process integration
  • Novel cycles and components

The work will be based on numerical modeling and simulation of components, cycles and systems and experiments carried out in laboratory and at industrial facilities.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in the field of thermal systems engineering or equivalent.

Candidates are expected to have experience from research in a variety of applications related to industrial energy system optimization and technology, industrial process integration and heat pump systems. Skills in modelling of advanced thermal systems are preferable. Experience from working in international collaboration projects is valuable.

Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU. In addition, we expect you to be interested in collaboration internally in the department and with project partners.

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 employment period will be nine months.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Brian Elmegaard, tel.: +45 4525 4169.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 29 September 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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: 29 September 2020
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Tuesday September 29th, 2020

Postdoc in Ultrahigh throughput exploration of protein aggregation and assembly sequence space

 

The research group of Prof. Alexander K. Buell at the department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Bioengineering) is looking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow, to start as soon as possible. Our research group is situated within the section of Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, where world-leading expertise in protein chemistry and structural biology is concentrated. Our laboratory performs cutting-edge experimental research in the field of protein and peptide self-assembly and aggregation. The applied methods include protein engineering as well as various spectroscopy, scattering, biosensing and microfluidics techniques and we work on a wide variety of proteins, from simple model systems to disease-related proteins. The overall aim of our research is to achieve a profound mechanistic understanding of protein and peptide assembly into ordered (fibrillar, crystalline) and disordered (amorphous, liquid droplet) condensed phases and of the physico-chemical factors and sequence determinants that drive it. To achieve these goals, we also collaborate with structural, computational and medical biologists. The motivation behind our research is to enable rational control of such assembly processes in the context of human disorders, protein biotechnology as well as in the creation of novel types of functional biomaterials.

Research project
Proteins can undergo a variety of higher order assembly, association and aggregation processes, ranging from the formation of ordered amyloid fibrils to the formation of disordered aggregates and dense liquid droplets. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in the development of novel ultrahigh throughput experimental strategies to explore the sequence space of these phenomena at unprecedented level. More detailed information on the project can be obtained on request.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate will contribute to the establishment of a new experimental methodology with the aim of probing the relationship between amino acid sequence and association behavior of proteins at ultrahigh throughput. Further tasks will include:

  • Assistance in and involvement with other research projects and topics in the group
  • Help with the supervision of PhD students
  • Taking responsibility for the functioning of research equipment
  • Experimental design, data analysis, writing of scientific articles and presentations at conferences

Qualifications
Candidates must have a PhD degree or equivalent in molecular biology, biophysics or related fields.

The successful candidate should

  • Be interested in the quantitative study of biomolecular systems in vitro
  • Have documented practical experience with protein technology and molecular biology, different expression organisms and/or cell-free expression
  • Have experience in handling RNA
  • Have experience with DNA sequencing
  • Feel comfortable in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Have a strong track record in the generation, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of scientific results (as demonstrated by publications, oral presentations, outreach)

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. Alexander K. Buell

Presently to be contacted through: alebu@dtu.dk

Present homepage: https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english/ResearchNy/Research-Sections/Section-for-Protein-Chemistry-and-Enzyme-Technology/Protein-Biophysics

You can read more about the Department of Bioengineering at DTU at:

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 October 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees

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 12,000 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: 31 October 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Saturday October 31st, 2020

PhD scholarship in Biopolymer Composites

The PhD project will be conducted in collaboration between Centre for Information Technology and Architecture at KU and the Danish Polymer Centre (DPC) at DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU.

The research field of this PhD position covers formulation of biopolymers and preparation of a range of new biopolymer composites. The main emphasis of the project will be on development and testing of novel biopolymer systems and to evaluate their potential for processing.

Responsibilities and tasks
The overarching objective for this PhD project will be to develop new formulation systems by blending of commercially available raw materials for easy processing. The project is intended to work on blends and a broad range of composite systems, employing accelerated screening methods as well as classical test and characterization methods.

  • You should be interested in working at an interphase, where you will get the opportunity to combine the fields of materials science, polymer blends and composites as well as characterization with advanced IT methods.
  • You will be responsible for development of a range of formulations that should be tested in close collaboration with our collaborators.
  • We expect you to be curious and motivated towards developing a new field in close interaction with industry and researchers from academia.
  • A good candidate should have a thorough knowledge of polymers, and preferably some experience in working with designing polymer blends or composites. In addition, a solid background in laboratory based work is appreciated.
  • As part of the position, you will also be expected to work as a teaching assistant in theoretical and practical courses at the department.
  • You should be interested in and open to interaction with students at all levels during your PhD, since supervision of student projects will be expected as part of the project.

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

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

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

Workplace will be DTU Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Anders E. Daugaard, adt@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering on www.kt.dtu.dk/english.

Application 
Please submit your online application no later than 28 September 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

DTU Chemical Engineering conducts experiments at microscale, at laboratory scale, in pilot facilities and at industrial scale. The department enjoys a very close and mutually beneficial relationship with Danish-based industrial enterprises as well as leading universities and enterprises from all over the world.

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: 28 September 2020
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Monday September 28th, 2020

Postdoc in Design-based Stereology for Evaluation of Fish Fecundity

DTU Aqua’s Fish Biology Research Group generates new knowledge about developmental characteristics and physiological adaptation of fish throughout their life history. A particular focus area is research and application of modern technologies for quantitative studies aiming at obtaining new insights into species’ basic biology and population dynamics.

We seek a motivated candidate for a part time position as postdoc in fish functional anatomy, who would rise to the challenge of further improving and up-scaling design-based stereology as a method for identifying reproductive strategies and quantifying fecundity as well as advancing our insights in the regulation of reproductive potential in teleost fishes.

Research field
Design-based stereology is a quantification method that allows a precise and unbiased estimate of the total number of objects in a well-defined region of interest. Unbiased stereology is recognised in biological research as the best-practice method for quantitative histology.

You will contribute to advancing the field of stereology as a tool to assess reproductive strategy and fecundity of teleost fishes

Responsibilities and tasks
The responsibilities will include implementation of available tools as well as expansion methods for analysing and integrating data from scanned slides (digitalisation). The successful candidate will be joining an already established group, where support for conducting the histology and stereological analyses is available, and necessary data can be generated from our laboratories.

Primary areas of responsibility:

  • Adaptation of sampling methods and assessment of fecundity for targeted species, Atlantic cod and mackerel using design-based stereology.
  • Evaluation of methodologies for fecundity assessment.
  • Dissemination of research results to the scientific community, policy makers and industry.

The postdoc will contribute to two new projects related to the population biology and stock management of mackerel in the North Sea and cod in the Baltic Sea, respectively.

Qualifications
Candidates must have a PhD degree in a relevant area and have solid knowledge and experience in within the field of histology and design-based stereology including sampling techniques. Priority will be given to applicants with documented experience in the following areas:

  • Fish reproductive physiology and functional anatomy
  • Histological techniques.
  • Design-based stereology including sampling techniques.

We expect that:

  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments.
  • You have a systematic approach to project work and planning.
  • You are focused on the process as well as the outcome.

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.
  • The position is part time (~12 hours per week)
  • The workplace is the DTU Lyngby Campus

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior reseacher Jonna Tomkiewicz, Coordinator of the Fish Biology Group, DTU Aqua. E-mail jt@aqua.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 40210356.

You can read more about DTU Aqua at www.aqua.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 28 September 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Research statement (relating existing expertise to proposed project tasks)

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 12,000 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: 28 September 2020
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Monday September 28th, 2020

PhD Student to work on ASIM data

The Section for Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics at the Danish National Space Institute, DTU Space, seeks a PhD Student to work on data from the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM).  DTU Space develops instruments and detectors to be used in space for research in astrophysics, the physics of the solar system and Earth observations. ASIM was developed at DTU Space in collaboration with ESA, Terma, the University of Bergen and the University of Valencia. It was launched and secured to the International Space Station (ISS) in April 2018, and has been monitoring the electrical discharges above thunderstorms ever since. Currently the mission is expected to last until the spring of 2022.

Transient Luminous Events (TLEs)
This PhD project will be based on the ASIM data, as well as data from other space-borne instruments (LIS-ISS, TARANIS etc.) and ground-based lightning networks (GLD360, WLLNN). The PhD project will be supported through the ASIM Science Data Centre (ASDC) and will include:

    Analyzing science data from the ASIM instruments, especially blue jets, TGFs and other TLEs.Comparing the ASIM events with simultaneous events seen by other instruments and networks.Working with researchers and PhD students at DTU Space to develop and quantify theories for the trigger mechanisms behind the poorly-understood TGF events.Maintaining and upgrading the ASDC data-handling pipeline that filters, converts and distributes the ASIM data.Helping the ASDC team and the ISS science user operations team in Belgium (B.USOC) with operation and configuration of the ASIM instruments for maximum science yield.

The successful candidate will work closely with ASIM partners in Norway, Spain, Belgium and Denmark. For more on the ASIM instruments and research see: https://asdc.space.dtu.dk/

All applicants must have a master’s degree in physics or engineering in a related area (fundamental physics, electrical discharges, atmospheric geophysics etc.) at the time of being hired (October/November 2020), and fulfill the academic requirements of DTU:  https://www.dtu.dk/uddannelse/phd/ansoegning/adgangskrav

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

The new PhD student will be expected to have previous experience in most of these areas:

    ASIM science and housekeeping data download and reductionVaisala GLD 360 data download and analysisLIS-ISS data download and analysisISS Processed Parameters (PP) use for attitude and geolocation determination.ECSS and CCSDS standards and protocols for telemetryLinux, Python, Docker, GITlab, Jenkins, astropyPostgreSQL, Django, nginx, HighChartsSVN, LaTeX and WordReading, writing and understanding English at a high technical levelWorking independently in an interactive, international environment

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
We offer an interesting and challenging position in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. At least one extended period of study abroad is required for the PhD education, and there will be shorter trips abroad for conferences and ASIM partner meetings. DTU Space offers a unique, dynamic work environment with flexible working conditions. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading technical research and education institutions in Europe. DTU Space has been heavily involved in large international space missions for the last 30 years.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The position is rated at 37 hours per week.

The workplace will be at the DTU Lyngby Campus. Since a large part of the work is carried out in international cooperation, some travel activity must be expected.

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Senior Scientific Officer Carol Anne Oxborrow at oxborrow@space.dtu.dk

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 28 September 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

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

Interviews will be conducted in September and October 2020.

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

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

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

DTU Space has about 180 employees, an annual turn-over of about 150 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space-& Astrophysics

In the Astrophysics and Atmospheric Division, current focus areas cover large-scale structure of the universe, physics of compact objects, space weather, upper atmosphere physics and cosmo-climatology as well as development of instrumentation, in particular high-energy instrumentation, i.e. X- and gamma ray detectors and -optics.

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: 28 September 2020
Unit: DTU Space
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Post expires on Monday September 28th, 2020