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PhD scholarship on Strong Light-Matter Interactions in Nanocavities Coupled to 2D Materials

The Centre for Nanophotonics (NanoPhoton) at DTU Department of Photonics Engineering (DTU Fotonik) is looking for an excellent candidate for a PhD position to explore light-matter interactions between semiconducting two-dimensional (2D) materials and novel topology-optimized dielectric cavities confining intense electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale [1]. Our ambition is to explore light-matter interactions at the quantum level in nanocavities combining the confinement of light usually only achievable in plasmonic structures with the low losses found in dielectric photonic crystal cavities. This project aims at extending our fundamental understanding of the interaction between electromagnetic fields and excitons in a yet unexplored class of nanocavities. This explorative experimental work will lay the ground for future applications ranging from low-noise nanolasers [2] to polaritonic lasers [3] and single-photon blockade devices working at room temperature [4].

The project is part of NanoPhoton and will take place at DTU Fotonik, who has expertise in the design, fabrication, and characterization of dielectric nanocavities, and the project will benefit from synergies with the Centre for Nanostructured Graphene (CNG) that has internationally recognized experience in the preparation and nanofabrication of 2D materials.

The project
Extremely confined electromagnetic fields in topologically-optimized dielectric cavities offer a new platform to explore light-matter interactions in regimes of cavity parameters where the field confinement is similar to that of plasmonic systems, yet with large quality factors not achievable by metallic structures [1]. Combined with 2D materials showing excellent optical properties at room temperature [5], we will be able to explore a new range of light-matter coupling parameters not achievable otherwise.

In this project, you will learn the basic principles behind strong light-matter interactions, dielectric nanocavities, and the excitonic properties of low-dimensional materials, working with samples that are fabricated within NanoPhoton at DTU Fotonik [6]. Your primary task will be to investigate the coupling dynamics between excitons in the 2D materials and photons in the cavities by use of ultra-fast spectroscopy. You will also have the opportunity to be trained and use near-field scanning optical microscopy to probe optical properties of the fabricated structures with a spatial resolution better than 20 nanometers [6]. You will analyse the experimental data and compare them with theoretical models in order to get a deeper understanding of light-matter interaction in these new structures. Based on your results, you will assess the possibility of designing novel platforms for low-noise lasers [2], polaritonic lasers [3], or single-photon blockade devices [4] for future applications in quantum technologies.  

The ideal candidate
We are looking for an engineer or physicist with a MSc level or equivalent who has excellent academic records and/or has already demonstrated scientific achievements. We are interested in working with candidates who are highly motivated, self-driven and have demonstrated during their Master thesis excellence in experimental photonics, quantum optics or 2D materials. Other qualities of the successful candidate:

  • Is academically curious and think deeply and creatively
  • Takes responsibility for the progress and quality of their projects.
  • Communicates well in both written and spoken English
  • Is empathetic and enjoy working with others from diverse backgrounds.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, photonics, quantum optics, and materials science 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 candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.  

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Jesper Mørk, Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs and Senior Researcher Philip Trøst Kristensen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from: Prof. Jesper Mørk (jesm@fotonik.dtu.dk), Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Leitherer-Stenger (niste@fotonik.dtu.dk), Sen. Res. Philip Trøst Kristensen (ptkr@fotonik.dtu.dk), and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs (mwubs@fotonik.dtu.dk). 

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english and the NanoPhoton center at https://nawinophoton.dtu.dk/.   

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 November 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

NanoPhoton
The research vision of NanoPhoton – Center for Nanophotonics (https://nanophoton.dtu.dk/) – 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.

The Nanophotonics Section at DTU Fotonik
The Nanophotonics section combines expertise in the synthesis and handling of nanomaterials, the fabrication of nanoscale devices, and theoreticians employing a wide palette of analytical and numerical techniques to provide better understanding of and control over the fundamental properties of light-matter interactions and in this way realizing new nanophotonic devices for emerging information and quantum technology.

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

References:
[1]: Wang, F., Christiansen, R. E., Yu, Y., Mørk, J., and Sigmund, O. Maximizing the quality factor to mode volume ratio for ultra-small photonic crystal cavities. Applied Physics Letters 113, 241101 (2018).
[2]: Mørk, J., and Yvind. K. Squeezing of intensity noise in nanolasers and nanoLEDs with extreme dielectric confinement. Optica 7, 1641 (2020).
[3]: Sanvitto, D., and Kéna-Cohen, S. The road towards polaritonic devices. Nature Materials 15, 1061 (2016).
[4]: Denning, E. V., Wubs, M., Stenger, N., Mørk, J., and Kristensen, P. T. Cavity-induced exciton localisation and polariton blockade in two-dimensional semiconductors coupled to an electromagnetic resonator. arXiv preprint arXiv:2103.14484 (2021).
[5]: Geisler, M., et al.. Single-crystalline gold nanodisks on WS2 mono-and multilayers for strong coupling at room temperature. ACS Photonics 6, 994 (2019).
[6]: Albrechtsen, M., et al.. Nanometer-scale photon confinement inside dielectrics. arXiv preprint arXiv:2108.01681 (2021)

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Cardiac Vector Flow Ultrasound Imaging

A 3-year PhD scholarship is available at the Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging (CFU), Department of Health Technology (DTU Health Tech), DTU and at the Department of Cardiology, Rigshosptalet from December 2021. It is conducted in collaboration between the two departments, and the overall purpose of the project is to further develop fast vector flow-based imaging of the heart and make it applicable for clinical use.

Responsibilities and qualifications
This PhD project develops a method for fast vector flow imaging on a Verasonics research scanner and determines its performance and applicability to cardiac diagnostics.

The first objective is to develop a fast, synthetic aperture (SA) scheme suitable for cardiac vector flow imaging (VFI). This will be validated in the laboratory at CFU on an artificial heart phantom and calibrated flow rigs. The validation will be based on the CFU scan framework employed at CFU for the Verasonics scanner. Metrics such as peak velocity, mean velocity, volume flow, turbulence index, and pressure gradient estimation will be implemented and validated.

The second objective is to develop a real time implementation of the approach based on GPU processing for the Verasonics scanner and a GE phased array probe. The system will include a touch screen interface suitable for the clinic, and the full data sets can be stored on the PC for further processing and optimization. Post review for the acquired data should also be possible. Finally, initial clinical studies with vector flow imaging in the heart will be conducted at Rigshospitalet to quantify flow patterns in normal hearts and cases with valve regurgitation. 

The research is conducted in a truly multi-disciplinary environment consisting of the  academic partners specializing in advanced ultrasound imaging at CFU and clinical investigations at Rigshospitalet, and the main purpose is to translate the SA VFI method from a research environment to the clinic.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Experience with ultrasound imaging, GPU programming and digital signal processing is desirable.

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

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

You can read more about DTU Health Tech on www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english and about CFU at www.cfu.dtu.dk/.

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

Application
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 7 October 2021 (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)

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

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-07 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Health Tech

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday October 7th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Phase-field Modelling of Piezoelectric Materials

If you are interested in computational modelling of physical systems and want to help realize a novel micro-scale sustainable energy-conversion technology, this PhD project is for you.

At DTU Energy we are starting a research project where we will use computer simulations to investigate the behavior of piezoelectric materials with the goal of improving their performance. Piezoelectric materials exhibit a coupling between electric and elastic phenomena. This means that applying an electric potential causes the material to deform, or vice versa: applying a mechanical force causes the material to generate an electric field and hence a current. As such, they are already used in a number of applications either as actuators or as power generators, especially for miniaturized devices, e.g Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

It is known that the performance of piezoelectric materials is determined by several features of their microstructure, e.g. size and shape of their crystal grains or presence of inclusions. However, in this project we investigate a yet unresolved question: how can we optimize the microstructure such that the best performance is achieved? To answer this question we will use phase-field modelling: an elegant mathematical formalism that can predict the behavior of the material at the micro- and nano-scale.

At DTU we developed a state-of-the-art phase-field simulation framework MagTense which can be used to model magnetic or electric effects at the micro-scale, as these are substantially analogous from a mathematical point of view. However, the framework is currently not able to handle the coupling with mechanical effects, which is required to describe piezoelectric phenomena. As part of your project, you will therefore develop the mathematical model to include this class of interesting physical effects in the existing modeling framework. Subsequently, you will use it to explore the relation between microstructure and performance of piezoelectric materials and devise ways to micro-engineer the microstructure to enhance the performance.

In the course of this project, you will become expert in different exciting physical phenomena that are relevant to green-energy technologies. Moreover, you will master a mathematical modelling technique, i.e. phase-field models, that has numerous applications in various scientific and technological areas. The project also involves a collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan, which you will visit for a few months as part of your PhD. There, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge by collaborating with world-leading experts in nano-scale modelling.

Qualifications
Qualified applicants must have:

  • two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, astronomy, mathematics, computer science, engineering, chemistry or similar.
  • Interest in modelling techniques and programming/scientific computing, preferably some experience with Matlab and/or Fortran.
  • Interest in the theories of electrostatics and elasticity of continuum media.
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The expected starting date is the winter of 2021/2022. We are flexible with the exact starting time.

Further information
Please contact Assistant Professor Andrea Roberto Insinga, +45 21 18 03 16, aroin@dtu.dk or Professor Rasmus Bjørk, +45 46 77 58 95, rabj@dtu.dk.  

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

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 November 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Energy

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Green Fuels for Sustainable Transport

If you are establishing your career as scientist and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions, it is right here in front of you.

At DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering you will break new ground at the absolute forefront of what is possible within the application of Green fuels for achieving Sustainable transports.

DTU Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Green Fuels, Power-to-X and Sustainable Propulsion. The student will be affiliated with the Section for Thermal Energy Systems at DTU and the NTU in Singapore through joint supervision set up.

The project aims to contribute to an overall sustainability assessment framework by providing modeling capability of the impact of green fuels´ on Emissions, Safety, Performance and Cost in Ship Propulsion in various standard applications like Container, Bulk and RoRo shipping over different operating profiles.

The section of Thermal Energy Systems works in close collaboration with a number of industrial and academic international partners in the field of optimization of energy conversion systems with focus on the green transition of the energy and transport system.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to develop a modeling framework for foreseeing the impact of introducing green fuels in the maritime sector on society.

The research work includes the numerical and experimental analyses of emissions, performance, safety and cost in shipping. You will assess different operating profiles and their impact on system output parameters.  If you have a passion for research and a broad mechanical engineering background, including knowledge about thermodynamics, experiments and modeling you may be the person we are looking for. You will become part of a leading international research team, and together with colleagues, you will get the opportunity to conduct groundbreaking research, ranging from detailed numerical analysis to experimental work. The results of your research will contribute to expand the use of renewable energy sources, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and mitigating climate change. You will get the chance to publish your work in top-level international scientific journals and at international conferences.

Examples of your responsibilities are the following:

  • Develop a modelling framework for lifecycle emissions, efficiency, cost and risk – The model shall be based on real life data, experiments or sub-models where data is currently missing or cannot be found/produced from experiments.
  • Analyse the effect of introducing different fuel alternatives in suitable applications on environment over typical usage scenarios.
  • Validate your numerical models based on the real operational results from a ship owner.
  • Teach and supervise BSc and MSc student projects.

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

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Anders Christiansen Erlandsson, e-mail: acerl@mek.dtu.dk, phone: +45 9351 1457.

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

DTU 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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Future sea level changes and contribution from Arctic Ocean

Sea level rise will pose increasingly hazard on society in the future. DTU Space is seeking a candidate for a 3-year fully funded PhD position in development of methods for prediction of future sea level and extremes from satellites. Accurate sea level observations using radar measurements from space have been available by satellite altimetry for nearly 30 years. Recently the EU and ESA funded several studies where DTU Space contributes with fundamental knowledge about sea level monitoring and modelling of recent sea level changes with special focus on the Nordic Seas and the Arctic Ocean.

Recent slimate change affects will be more profound in the Polar oceans and with declining ice increasing fresh water will be exported from the Arctic with possible effects in Europe.  

This PhD will carry out cutting edge research on climate change in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. The project targets on the creation of refined methods and algorithms to generate improved information on sea level and geostrophic surface currents in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean based on long-term satellite altimetry measurements in combination with data from other sensors and models.

The generated surface elevation and circulation datasets will be analysed with respect to signatures of climate change and used to perform prediction of future surface circulation and sea level taking in machine learning techniques (in collaboration with a sister ph.d. project). In particular study changes in direction and strength of the ocean currents over the last three decades and exploit their possible impacts on Europe.

Continuation of the altimetry based sea level record is of fundamental to improve the prediction of future sea level at the coast. In 2022 the high resolution American/French SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) mission is expected to be launch and you will be involved with developing method for calibration and processing of these data using machine learning.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The candidate is expected to achieve knowledge regarding remote sensing and physical oceanography. The candidate will work in close cooperation with key researchers at DTU Space and is expected to be contribute to on-going ESA and EU projects. The candidate will also contribute to the ongoing alliance corporation with TU Munich and includes willingness to travel and work in an international environment.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Develop methods to take full advantage of satellite altimeter data. Publish the new findings in the international peer reviewed literature
  • Present your research at international conferences and participate in relevant project meetings
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and be able to work as part of a team with International Corporation from both Europe and the US.
  • Teach and co-supervise BSc and MSc student projects
  • Stay 1 year at TU Munich

We expect the candidate to have:

  • Experience in working with large satellite data sets and development of algorithms
  • At least basic knowledge of altimetry
  • Good expertise in programming, e.g. in Python, matlab or other high-level programming languages.

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

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 Baltazar Andersen and Professor Per Knudsen.

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.

At DTU Space the candidate can take advantage of the vast experience and collaboration with leading international research groups in the field of sea level research.

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

The PhD will be a joint DTU-TU Munich program and you will be awarded with a double degree in the end.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information may be obtained from professor Ole Baltazar Andersen, phone : +45 45259754, oa@space.dtu.dk

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

DTU 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- & Astro-physics.

The Institute has about 180 employees, an annual turnover of about 160 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Space

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Secure Power System Operation based on Quantum Computations

We seek a talented and engaged PhD student willing to be part of a world leading research environment and contribute to frontier research, working with the latest developments in AI and in quantum computing to advance current state-of-the-art in power system security assessment. 

The Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) provides cutting edge research in sustainable, reliable and cost-efficient energy systems to the benefit of society. At CEE you will enjoy the advantages of a creative and inspiring work environment shared with about 100 highly skilled and motivated colleagues.

Background for the project
With millions of new converter-interfaced devices, e.g. solar PV inverters and battery chargers, and thousands of new injections from renewable energy sources, the dynamic behavior of the electric power system changes, including a rapidly increasing risk for blackouts. Existing offline  methods for security and stability assessment are computationally demanding and are foreseen to become insufficient in fulfilling their objective. To ensure a high level of operational security, approaches are needed for real-time awareness of system security and robustness against disruptive events. Quantum computing can be a promising avenue to deliver the new tools we are looking for. 

Recent research at DTU has delivered methods capable of assessing the operational state of a power system with respect to different aspects of the overall power system stability problem.  These methods are capable of assessing ongoing system conditions from a single snapshot of the system state. There is need to extend that capability of such methods so that they assess the conditions further ahead in time (hours, days), providing awareness for threatening system conditions in good time in order to promptly take the necessary actions to ensure resilient system operation.

Therefore, this PhD project explores the newly appearing (and so far unknown) capabilities of quantum computing to ensure the secure operation of electric energy systems with high share of fluctuating renewables. The research is expected to combine the current state-of-the-art research in real-time assessment of system security with quantum computing, based on AI, with the aim to account for the rapidly increasing uncertainty and complexity coming from renewables, electric vehicles, and the millions of new converter-interfaced equipment and appliances, from LED lighting and rooftop PV inverters to mega-scale batteries and wind turbines. The use of quantum computations in such applications will be a frontier research activity, where we exploit our past research results in real time stability and security assessment, combine them with the newest developments in quantum computing and AI to create state-of-the-art solutions for challenges that are still widely unsolved.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with knowledge of power system dynamics and stability/security assessment (preferably real-time applications) or with quantum computing.

We also expect that you:

  • have the ability to work focused and to achieve ambitious goals
  • are willing to develop any required skills and knowledge 
  • are a good team player and proactive
  • have excellent communication skills in English – both written and spoken

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

Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior Scientific Consultant Hjörtur Jóhannsson and Associate Professor Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Center for Electric Power and Energy, DTU Electrical Engineering.  

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.

At the Center for Electric Power and Energy you will be part of a vibrant, welcoming and diverse environment with an international atmosphere and strong links to the world-leading Danish energy industry. You will join one of top European research centres within the energy field and you will have access to our  cutting-edge experimental facilities, PowerLabDK (www.powerlab.dk).   

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientific Consultant Hjörtur Jóhannsson, e-mail: hjjo@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk and about the Center for Electric Power and Energy at www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk.  

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 10 October 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Research statement (max. 800 words) where you describe a research problem you would like to solve (it does not need to be related to the specific position), motivate why it is important to solve it, and outline the directions of how you would plan to solve it. 

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

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

DTU 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.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-10 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng

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Post expires on Sunday October 10th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Digital Design and Manufacturing

We are searching for a strong PhD candidate within the area of Digital Design and Manufacturing. You will have a unique opportunity to work and do research in a strong collaboration between KK Wind Solutions and the Technical University of Denmark.

Building on more than 40 years of experience in electronic systems for wind, KK Wind Solutions’ capabilities span development of state-of-the-art technologies, LEAN production facilities and an effective, global setup for operation and maintenance. KK Wind Solutions has global presence in the field and is thereby providing hands-on experience to provide solutions that improve customer’s business and contribute to the ultimate goal: lowering the Cost of Energy.

The PhD project will address a number of very business critical areas such as reducing the time to launch new wind turbine control systems, reducing cost of new solutions and enable increased innovation. Key aspect will be the ability to define both product and manufacturing digitally by state of the art design and manufacturing software. This will e.g. enable digital test and verification, faster transition to manufacturing and ability to simulate key performance (e.g. cost, quality and lead time) in the early stages of development.

The position will give you an exceptional opportunity to work both practically and theoretically in such a way that you will see concrete solutions being implemented in KK Wind Solutions.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Responsibilities

  • Identify key state of the art software packages relevant for wind turbine control design and manufacturing.
  • Establish digital product models
  • Establish digital manufacturing models
  • Establish property models in such a way the key properties can be simulated, e.g. cost, lead time and quality including considerations towards sustainability
  • Test the digital design models in customer and R&D projects
  • Support the implementation in KK Wind Solutions including education and training
  • Implement architectures in commercial available IT systems such as ERP, CAD, PDM, Models based system engineering and manufacturing and Supply Chain simulation systems.

Qualifications

  • An engineering educational background within digital Design, Manufacturing engineering and operational manufacturing with top results
  • Deep understanding of the interplay between design and manufacturing in relation to cost, lead time, manufacturing efficiency and quality
  • Ability to work very systematically and visually
  • Ability to be present at all relevant KK Wind Solutions sites globally (currently Denmark, Poland and India)
  • Knowledge of electro mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of commercially available IT systems such as CAD, PDM, ERP and manufacturing simulation
  • Ability to work cross disciplinary across e.g. manufacturing engineering, design, finance and operation

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

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 will be made by Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen, DTU Mechanical Engineering

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 Niels Henrik Mortensen, nhmo@mek.dtu.dk, tel + 45 4525 6275

You can read more about DTU Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk and KK wind solutions at www.kkwindsolutions.com.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 13 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

KK Wind Solutions A/S is a market leading system manufacturer and developer of electro-mechanical
systems and advanced technology solutions for on- and offshore wind turbines including supply chain
and manufacturing solutions. The activities are driven from the headquarters in Ikast, Denmark as well from the main sites in Stettin, Poland and Bangalore, India. The activities are supported by sales and engineering representation in all main markets.

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.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-13 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng

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Post expires on Wednesday October 13th, 2021

Two PhD scholarships in Transporter Protein Engineering

The Yeast Metabolic Engineering group develops novel yeast cell factories to produce sustainable chemicals and natural products. We apply advanced genome editing, metabolic modeling, transporter engineering, and 'omic data analyses for data-guided strain design. We are looking for two motivated, talented PhD students to join our team to study small metabolite transport via transporter proteins. One PhD student will research cell-free transporter protein expression and functional characterization using state-of-the-art electrophysiological methods. Another PhD student will apply transporter expression in Xenopus laevis oocytes to study the transport of small metabolites. Both PhD students will apply the knowledge they gain on the transporter proteins to improve yeast cell factories for sustainable production of natural products.

Responsibilities and qualifications
In close collaboration with other group members, you will study small metabolite transport using cell-free or Xenopus oocyte systems. You will use state-of-the-art solid-supported membrane-based electrophysiology (SURFE2R system from Nanion Technologies) or mass-spec methods to characterize transporter proteins for substrate specificity and kinetics. You will employ advanced genome editing to engineer the transporters in yeast cell factories.

Specific tasks:

  • Literature review, hypotheses formulation, and experimental design
  • Wet lab work with molecular biology, in-vitro transcription, and translation
  • Reporting results in peer-reviewed publications and presentations at conferences and meetings
  • Collaboration within the group and within the center, participation in international collaborations and outreach activities.

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

The candidate should have a Master's degree in engineering/biology/biotechnology or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the Master's degree.

Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques, cloning, and bioinformatics are required. Prior experience with some of the following methods is a plus: Xenopus expression, transporter characterization by electrophysiological methods, recombinant protein production and purification, cell-free in vitro protein synthesis.

Further requirements:

  • Excellent track record of early scientific achievements (awards, scholarships, internships, contributions to publications, or similar)
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated research tasks, and to report results in oral and written forms
  • Team spirit and excellent collaboration skills
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment ability
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent written and oral scientific English
  • Well-organized, efficient, result-oriented, have excellent record-keeping abilities.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee headed by Prof. Irina Borodina.

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 Dr. Iben Møller-Hansen, Tel: +45 9351 0776, E-mail: ibemol@biosustain.dtu.dk and Dr. Fang Dong, Tel: +4915257512840, E-mail: fdong@biosustain.dtu.dk.

You can read more about The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at https://www.biosustain.dtu.dk/

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Center for Biosustainability

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc for Synthesis of Methanol

VILLUM FONDEN have granted 150 million DKK over the next 8 years to The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN). The clear aim of the centre is to phase out fossil fuels and thereby alleviate the negative impact the continuous use these have on the earth’s climate and environment.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The postdoc will work under the sub-group on thermal methanol synthesis which involves several post-docs and PhD students. The main objective is to synthesis methanol at such low temperature that the pressure can be lowered substantially. It could also involve ammonia synthesis. The work will be based on strong interaction with the theory group headed by Jens Nørskov, which is screening for new materials using DFT calculations for determining optimal catalysts. The project aims at synthesizing the most interesting candidates and testing them towards their ability to make methanol. The work will involve fundamental investigation of heterogeneous catalysts, including model systems, both under more conventional conditions e.g. high-pressure set-up (max 20 bars) with 100-300 mg loadings. Part of the project involves testing in conjunction with a high-pressure cell connected to a UHV system equipped with XPS, ISS, TPD. Visiting large scale facilities such as synchrotrons for EXAFS and High-pressure XPS measurements may be envisioned.

The successful candidate is well-motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science. A significant part of V-SUSTAIN takes place at the section for Surface Science and Catalysis (SurfCat) at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). It is mandatory that the candidate has extensive experience with UHV-based methods such as XPS, AES and catalysts testing. Having experience with combining UHV, high-pressure cells and measurements at synchrotrons  is considered a particular great advantage.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years. The position is available from beginning of 2022.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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

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

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

Application
Your online application must be submitted no later than 1 October 2021 (Danish time). 
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A cover letter motivating the application including describing you UHV experience. (Max one page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degree diplomas
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

Postdoc in Optical Fiber Sensing

If you aim at scientific excellence and want to establish a career as a scientist within development of optical fiber devices, then we have the ideal opportunity for you.

In modern electrical power systems, where an increasing amount of the electricity is produced by sustainable energy sources, such as windmills and solar cells, the use of power electronics gets more and more widespread. Unfortunately, the use of power electronics also introduce noise by generating higher harmonics with frequencies beyond the MHz range. Currently, it is not possible to measure voltages with MHz frequency bandwidths in high voltage systems. Poled optical fibers has the potential of achieving this, but currently only provide limited sensitivity. In this project, you will develop a fiber sensor based on few-moded poled fibers, which is capable of achieving the desired sensitivity and long-term stability. Hereby paving the way for a green future for us all.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will be responsible for design and development of the optical voltage sensor. The effort within the position includes basic experimental design and characterization of voltage sensors using a test bench that you in part will establish. The poled fibers for the sensor will be fabricated at RISE in Stockholm, Sweden. Thus during the project, you are expected to make multiple visits to RISE, totaling up to 6 months.

The main responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Establish a setup for measuring electric field response.
  • Characterize the performance of currently available poled fibers.
  • Aid in developing an optimal fiber design.
  • Assist in fabricating custom fiber designs at RISE, Sweden.
  • Characterize the optimized few-mode fiber.
  • Evaluate the performance of the developed prototype fiber sensor.

In the project, your contribution will mainly involve experimental work, which may be supported by necessary theoretical/numerical predictions.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Candidates with prior knowledge within experimental research in optical fiber technologies, single-mode and/or multimode fiber optics, and data processing will be preferred. However, candidates with a strong background within any aspect of experimental fiber optics are encouraged to apply. 

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, ideally starting in the fall of 2021.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Lars Rishøj (lris@fotonik.dtu.dk). 

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 October 2021 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Magnetically Frustrated Metal-Organic Frameworks

A 3-year PhD scholarship in metal-organic framework (MOF) chemistry and physics is available at the Department of Chemistry. The project will be under supervision of Associate Professor Kasper S. Pedersen and is starting as soon as possible.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The PhD project will focus on the design, synthesis, and characterization of new types of magnetically frustrated metal-organic network structures. This includes also the detailed elucidation of structural and physical properties, and electronic structures. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with the Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). The candidate will spend a significant part of the project period at EPFL and at international large-scale facilities (synchrotron and neutron sources) in Europe and in the US. The project will have significant impact on the understanding of chemical design of frustrated magnetism and novel magnetic ground states in metal-organic materials. Active dissemination of the obtained results, in scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job.

The candidate should have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS points; or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree) in chemistry with a focus on synthetic inorganic or organic chemistry. Experience with crystallography, spectroscopy in inorganic chemistry, and handling of air- and moisture sensitive compounds are considered advantageous. Most importantly, the candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants, who seek to be among the brightest in their field and do science at the highest international level, will be considered.

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 candidates will be made by Associate Professor Kasper S. Pedersen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further questions about the project should be directed to Associate Professor Kasper S. Pedersen, email: kastp@kemi.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk/english

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae (including name and contact information of Master’s degree supervisor)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Chemistry

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Signal Processing for Multimode Communication

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering, and it has a strong focus on optical communications. We are hereby announcing a PhD in Signal processing for multimode communication. This project is part of the Centre of Excellence Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC) funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and established in 2015. The SPOC centre was established to aim at significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in ultra-high capacity optical communications and this PhD project will be at the heart of this activity.

This PhD project will study signal processing for future optical communication systems.

Spatial division multiplexing (SDM) will be a key technology to meeting the data rate demand in future optical networks. The PhD project will focus on multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) signal processing enabling SDM optical communications. Specialized digital MIMO will be designed and optimized jointly with and for the optical multimode channels, incl. MIMO modules, built in-house in SPOC. Optical MIMO modules will include multiplexors and demultiplexors for multimode communication as orbital angular momentum (OAM) communication. Mode and core interference during multi-mode multi-core fiber propagation will also be studied. In order to maximize the data rates of these communication systems, MIMO designs will be combined with multi-dimensional constellation shaping and coding.

The PhD project will be in close collaboration with other activities in SPOC, including activities on novel multimode optical communication.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your main responsibilities will be to study, identify, implement and design novel signal processing techniques, incl. MIMO to be applied in state of the art optical communication systems based on multimode as OAM and possibly multi-core optical SDM. You will work together with optical scientists on the joint design of digital and optical signal processing for MIMO transmitters and receivers. Successful designs will be part of data rate breaking transmission experiments, which will be conducted in house and in collaboration with the SPOC partners. Your main tasks can be summarized as follows:

Study conventional linear and nonlinear MIMO concepts

  • Study optical SDM communication systems
  • Design signal processing  incl. MIMO transmitter and receiver processors for optical communication with SDM,
  • Design coded modulation systems for maximized throughput of optical SDM systems, including constellation shaping and coding
  • Participate in and contribute to novel communication system experiments

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are a must.

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 Søren Forchhammer, Researcher Metodi Yankov and SPOC centre leader Professor Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Søren Forchhammer; sofo@fotonik.dtu.dk and Researcher Metodi P. Yankov, meya@fotonik.dtu.dk

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 25 October 2021 Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-25 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday October 25th, 2021

Postdoc in Trait-based Modelling of Life in the Global Ocean

Centre for Ocean Life (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk) offers 2-year Post doc fellowship(s) in trait-based modelling of life in the global ocean. The fellow(s) will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark).

Responsibilities and qualifications
We expect the post doc fellow to develop, implement and analyse models of models of higher life (cephalopods and fish) based on the FEISTY model framework or microbial life (plankton) based on the “Nutrient-Unicellular-Multicellular” model framework. The overall aim is to scale from traits of individual organisms to the function of the ecosystem on a global scale.

The candidate(s) will become part of the vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life. The centre is a collaborative effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems through the use of trait-based approaches. We currently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated the Centre (PhD and Post docs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaborating through weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different disciplines.

We are looking for physicists/mathematicians/engineers with a keen interest in marine ecology, or ecologists with documented quantitative skills.

Candidates should hold a PhD in physics, biology, mathematics, engineering, or similar. 

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 2 years. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The successful candidate is expected to start early 2022.

Further information 
For further information about the positions and the projects please contact Professor Ken H Andersen (kha@aqua.dtu.dk), Professor Andy Visser (awv@aqua.dtu.dk), or Professor Thomas Kiørboe (tk@aqua.dtu.dk).  

You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Life at: Centre for Ocean Life, the associated project “Future Oceans”, and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at: DTU Aqua.
 
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 25 October 2021 (Danish time)

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    The application should contain a motivation for why you want to work in the Centre for Ocean Life. The application may include a description of your own project ideas in accord with the goal of the Centre, perhaps inspired by the current running projects outlined on our home pages (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk/projects, Future Oceans,  www.oceanlifecentre.dk/background and www.mecano-plankton.dk). The final post doc project will be developed in collaboration with the supervisors in the Centre. 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Publication list
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Possible outline of project ideas
  • PhD degree transcript
  • Other material that you would like to be included in the evaluation.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their PhD degree, but they cannot begin their scholarship before having received their PhD degree. 

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-25 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Aqua

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday October 25th, 2021

PhD Scholarship in Trait-based Modelling of Life in the Global Ocean

Centre for Ocean Life (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk) offers 3-year PhD fellowship(s) in trait-based modelling of life in the global ocean. The fellow(s) will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark).

Responsibilities and qualifications
We expect the PhD candidates to develop, implement and analyse models of models of higher life (cephalopods and fish) based on the FEISTY model framework or microbial life (plankton) based on the “Nutrient-Unicellular-Multicellular” model framework. The overall aim is to scale from traits of individual organisms to the function of the ecosystem on a global scale.

The PhD candidate(s) will become part of the vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life. The centre is a collaborative effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems through the use of trait-based approaches. We currently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated the Centre (PhD and Postdocs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaborating through weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different disciplines.

We are looking for physicists/mathematicians/engineers with a keen interest in marine ecology, or ecologists with documented quantitative skills.

Candidates should hold a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS point) in physics, biology, mathematics, engineering, 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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

The successful candidate is expected to start early 2022.

Further information
For further information about the positions and the projects please contact Professor Ken H Andersen (kha@aqua.dtu.dk), Professor Andy Visser (awv@aqua.dtu.dk), or Professor Thomas Kiørboe (tk@aqua.dtu.dk). 

You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Life at: Centre for Ocean Life, the associated project “Future Oceans”, and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at: DTU Aqua.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 25 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    The application should contain a motivation for why you want to work in the Centre for Ocean Life. The application may include a description of your own project ideas in accord with the goal of the Centre, perhaps inspired by the current running projects outlined on our home pages (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk/projects, Future Oceans,  www.oceanlifecentre.dk/background and www.mecano-plankton.dk). The final PhD project will be developed in collaboration with the supervisors in the Centre.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publication list
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Possible outline of project ideas
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Other material that you would like to be included in the evaluation.

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-25 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Aqua

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday October 25th, 2021

Postdoc in Advanced Antibody Discovery Technologies

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher within the field of advanced antibody discovery technologies from the 1st of January 2022 (or soon thereafter) for a 4-year position. The candidate will be part of an extraordinarily ambitious antibody development project with the aim of developing a fully recombinant antivenom against snakebite for sub-Saharan Africa.

The Tropical Pharmacology Lab
Snakebite envenoming is a Neglected Tropical Disease that each year claims 150,000 lives and maims another 400,000 victims for life. Existing treatments based on polyclonal antibodies derived from the blood of immunized animals are scarce and have a number of drawbacks, including high cost a propensity to elicit adverse reactions due to their immunogenic disposition. Scientific and technological advancement is highly warranted and may enable the introduction of improved therapies for snakebite victims living in impoverished rural areas worldwide!

In the Tropical Pharmacology Lab, we are championing the development of recombinant antivenoms based on mixtures of carefully selected human monoclonal antibodies with the purpose of bringing efficacious, safe, and affordable next-generation snakebite therapeutics to life. To pursue this goal, we utilize advanced antibody discovery technologies for designing antibodies with special binding properties, such as being broadly-neutralizing, being directed to distinct anatomic sites, and/or being possible to administer at exceptionally low dose.

The research group is headed by Associate Professor Andreas Hougaard Laustsen and is based in the section for Protein Science & Biotherapeutics at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Technical University of Denmark.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The project is funded by Wellcome and has the aim of delivering tangible human health impact via the development of novel snakebite therapeutics. The candidate will be responsible of conducting discovery campaigns using phage display selection against snake toxins from different protein families to find cross-reactive scFvs. The candidate will assess the binding properties of these scFvs after expression and purification and convert these into IgGs.

The candidate will be part of a team of 1 senior scientist, 3 other postdoctoral scientists, and 2 laboratory technicians working on toxin biochemistry, antibody and nanobody discovery, and biophysical characterization of antibodies with the purpose of developing a recombinant oligoclonal antibody cocktail that can neutralize the venoms of the medically most important snakes of sub-Saharan Africa. The project will thus be highly collaborative.

The position may potentially involve co-supervision of PhD and M.Sc. students within the research topic, but is not expected to involve any significant teaching responsibilities.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant life sciences discipline, have excellent communication skills, and be extensively trained in antibody discovery, molecular biology, and protein engineering. In our research group, we highly value collaboration, and it will be expected that the candidates can demonstrate that he/she has a track record for successfully collaborating with his/her peers and students.

It is expected that the applicant has significant experience with one or more of the following techniques:

  • Phage display technology
  • Phage library construction
  • ELISA, Time-Resolved Fluorescence Assay, DELFIA, SPR
  • Assay development
  • Molecular biology (e.g. cloning, PCR, sequencing etc.)
  • Recombinant protein expression and purification in bacteria, yeast and/or mammalian cells
  • RP-HPLC and/or ÄKTA

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

  • Experience with antibody discovery
  • Experience with molecular and/or synthetic biology
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills

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

More specifically in the Tropical Pharmacology Lab, we are a group of high performing scientists that share the vision that science is supposed to benefit humankind, especially underprivileged societies and/or societal groups. This shared vision with a very international outreach has created an academic environment that is ambitious and innovative fueled by an exceptionally collegially supportive attitude to both people and their work. We welcome people with all types of backgrounds and strive for diversity. Our research group is highly active in numerous outreach activities and our international travel agendas are typically busy. Finally, group members typically have an entrepreneurial attitude, resulting in the establishment of a number of spin-out biotech companies by group members.

See more: www.tropicalpharmacology.com

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.

If you are a non-Dane (or have lived for a sufficient number of years outside of Denmark), you may be eligible for the attractive Researcher Tax scheme: https://skat.dk/skat.aspx?oid=97319. Successful application to this scheme is, however, not promised by DTU.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The positions will be located at the DTU Lyngby campus in a newly established research building hosting ultra-modern laboratories for antibody discovery and phage display technology with neighboring laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities for protein science and proteomics. 

Further Information
Additional information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Andreas Hougard Laustsen, ahola@bio.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 October 2021.

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

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 Bioengineering
The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life science industry and point towards innovation, new businesses and scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has extensive collaborations with national and international research units and industry. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 210 employees, of which 2/3 are 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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-10-30 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Saturday October 30th, 2021

Postdoc in Recombinant production and biophysical characterisation of plant proteins

Will you contribute to develop more sustainable plant-based protein ingredients and accelerate the transition from animal- to plant-based food?

A research opportunity as postdoc is now available in the ‘SEEDFOOD: Functional and palatable plant seed storage proteins for sustainable foods’ project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The primary partners in SEEDFOOD are University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Le Mans in France (ULM). The project coordinator is Professor Marianne Nissen Lund, Department of Food Science, UCPH. SEEDFOOD will serve as multi-disciplinary centre in which you as young scientist will benefit from training and joint supervision by principal investigators. We expect some mobility between labs and partners. You will be part of an international dynamic research environment founded on knowledge sharing, high scientific ambitions and cross-disciplinary synergy. We focus on active career development of junior researchers, and offer coaching/mentoring activities across the centre.

The vision of SEEDFOOD is to accelerate the transition from animal- to plant-based food proteins for sustainable food production and consumption. We will achieve this by tailoring plant protein ingredients with superior functional, palatable, and nutritional properties through novel protein design and in-depth understanding of molecular interactions in the food matrix. We will use rapeseed protein to obtain new insights underpinning the scientific foundation to promote the use of seed storage proteins for foods. Rapeseed is a protein-rich crop used for industrial oil production. It is farmed on a large scale in Europe and may be utilized in new food types locally across the globe. In SEEDFOOD we will create knowledge to sustainably transform poor functionality of plant seed storage proteins and rationally tailor protein performance for future food design. Scientific themes in SEEDFOOD encompass: gentle and sustainable processing to isolate seed proteins; improvement of protein surface characteristics through enzyme and UV-light treatments; biophysics of protein structures and molecular interactions; functionality and palatability in model foods.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a position in recombinant production and biophysical characterisation of isoforms and mutant proteins of rapeseed cruciferin and napin. The aims of the project are the optimization of the production hosts towards a high yield cell factory, the production of variants of cruciferin and napin, followed by an in-depth characterization of the key biophysical properties, such as protein stability and interactions with other relevant molecules.

The position is jointly between DTU Bioengineering and DTU Biosustain.

Tasks

  • Design of a high-expression platform strain.
  • Rational and systematic optimization of recombinant protein production of major naturally occurring rapeseed isoforms and mutants thereof.
  • Applying genome-scale metabolic models on the expression organism enabling high yields.
  • Design and production of variants of the rapeseed proteins.
  • Biophysical characterisation of rapeseed proteins, including, but not limited to, SPR, BLI, nanoDSF, DLS, flow-induced dispersion analysis.
  • Co-Supervision of PhD and Master students

Required qualifications

  • A PhD degree in experimental Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or Biotechnology.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and interest in working in a team of multiple partners.

Key selection criteria

  • Professional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Publications.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Language skills.
  • Creative thinking.

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 will start on the 1.1.2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The employment is initially for two years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexander K. Buell, tel.: +45 4525 4061, email: alebu@dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 October 2021 (Danish 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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship in microbial electrosynthesis

A 3-year PhD position starting 1 October 2021 is available at the Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment). If you have an interest in microbial electrosynthesis and material science and the integration of the two to address the Environmental Challenges for the Twenty-First Century (e.g., climate change, carbon capture & utilization, and storage of renewable energy), and contribute to circular bioeconomy for the green transition towards a sustainable society, this PhD position could be exactly what you are looking for.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will participate in a new project granted by Independent Research Fund Denmark, which aims to develop a new integrated sustainable microbial electrochemical technology platform for selective and efficient production of higher alcohols from CO2 and renewable electricity via the interface between microbes and microelectrodes. You will be part of a research team encompassing both nearby colleagues as well as external academic and industrial partners. You will perform a thorough study to optimize system performance, address potential limitations, and to find corresponding technical solutions.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Fabricate mechanically stable microelectrodes with well-defined geometry and size using additive manufacturing followed by pyrolysis.
  • Identify the key properties and optimization of material-microorganism interactions to facilitate biofilm formation and electron transfer.
  • Integrate the microbial metabolism and microelectrodes in bioelectrochemical reactor and optimize the system enabling more efficient bioproduction from CO2 and renewable energy.
  • Write scientific papers and present research results at conferences.
  • Work as a teaching assistant in two or three 5 ECTS modules.

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

Technical Proficiency

  • Solid background in microbiology/bioelectrochemistry.
  • Foundations in biology, physic chemistry, and material science.
  • A keen interest in microbial electrochemistry.
  • Some experience with electrochemistry or biosynthesis.

Soft Skills Requirements

  • Fluent spoken and written English. Minimum proficiency level is B2, C1 is preferred.
  • Self-reliant working style
  • Curious and ambitious personality.
  • Prior research and publication experience is considered a definite plus but is not required.

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 Yifeng Zhang from DTU Environment and Associate Professor Stephan S. Keller from DTU Nanolab.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years starting 1 October 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Yifeng Zhang (yifz@env.dtu.dk)

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 November 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • A recommendation letter (e.g., from the supervisor of your master project)

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

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

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in water, environmental engineering and sustainability in Europe. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. Our activities within research, education and innovation are focused water, chemicals and resources. The department has app. 185 staff members of more than 25 nationalities.

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

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Environment

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

Postdoc in Enzyme Engineering

A post doc position will be available in connection to the EnDeWa project, which strives to engineer better enzymes for bioprocessing of plastic waste. EnDeWa is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark and brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from DTU and Novozymes. The project will apply a range of approaches within design, mutagenesis, production and characterization of plastic degrading enzymes, and the aim is to produce both competitive catalysts for industrial application and a leading knowledge platform for the enzymatic deconstruction of plastic. The post doc position will provide excellent conditions for developing leading research skills within this area in particular and applied enzymology in general.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The new post doc will be involved in both the production and characterization of plastic degrading enzymes. The former includes enzyme design, strain construction and fermentation, while the latter focuses on characterization of enzymes with respect to kinetic parameters, stability and inhibition. The post doc will also work with the organization, storage and interpretation of data, and collaborate with the rest on the EnDeWa team on designing new generations of enzyme variants. The research will include laboratory work at both DTU and Novozymes, which are located within walking distance in the Lyngby area. We are looking for applicant with excellent qualifications in two or more of the areas listed below, and the willingness and ability to develop skills in the other.

  • Molecular biology
  • Heterologous expression of proteins
  • Enzyme assay development
  • Kinetic characterization and –modeling
  • Structure-function relationships of enzyme catalysis
  • Enzyme design

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

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

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

The period of employment is up to three years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
The post docs will we associated with the research group “Interfacial Enzymology” at DTU Bioengineering. You may learn more about the group at

https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english/researchny/research-sections/section-for-protein-chemistry-and-enzyme-technology/interfacial-enzymology

For further information, please contact Professor Peter Westh, petwe@dtu.dk or Science Manager Kenneth Jensen, KHJN@novozymes.com.

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 10 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-10 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

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Post expires on Sunday October 10th, 2021

Postdoc in Multi-physics weld modelling of large-scale cast iron components

Are you interested in contributing to development of metallic components for wind energy?

If so, the department of Wind Energy, Division of Materials and Components invites applicants for a postdoc position in the area of multi-physics weld modeling of large-scale cast iron components for wind turbines.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The research position is part of a project funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark, which seeks to develop a game-changing welding technology that will enable assembly welding and repair welding of large-scale cast iron components for wind turbines. The successful applicant will be a member of a larger team of university researchers working closely together with the major companies in this project, which include welding institutes, foundries, and wind turbine manufacturers.

The postdoc project aims at advancing the state of the art in the area of multi-physics modelling of welding processes of large-scale cast iron components. The main objective of the project is to develop a thermo-mechanical model to predict residual stresses (RS) induced by different welding processes, and use the RS data and 3D X-ray tomography data of the weldment in a fatigue model to predict the lifetime of the large-scale cast iron weldments.

Your primary responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Develop a thermo-mechanical model for predicting residual stresses (RS) induced by various welding processes for different welding parameters and heating/cooling conditions and optimize the process parameters.
  • Develop fatigue model for cast iron using experimental 3D X-ray tomography data input
  • Integrate RS model with fatigue model to predict the lifetime of welded large-scale cast iron components
  • Disseminate the results in peer-reviewed journals

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Furthermore, strong English communication skills are essential. Applicants should be highly motivated, ambitious, and eager to seek and share knowledge, willing and able to work as part of a team as well as through interdisciplinary collaboration with industrial partners and across the sections in DTU Wind Energy department.

More specifically, you should have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in thermo-mechanical modeling of welding processes
  • Strong knowledge of Finite-element modeling and multi-physics modeling
  • Good knowledge of fracture mechanics and fatigue of welded components
  • Experience in finite element softwares such as Abaqus and Ansys as well as programming skills in Matlab, Python, and Fortran is a plus.

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

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

The period of employment is 2 years starting 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Researcher Ali Sarhadi (asar@dtu.dk) and Senior Researcher Martin Eder (maed@dtu.dk)

You can read more about the Department at www.vindenergi.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of at least 2 referees

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

DTU Wind Energy is one of the largest and most well-known university department for wind energy in the world with 250 employees. The institute is in the international driving field with a unique integration of research, education, innovation and public / private government service. DTU Wind Energy has extensive expertise in wind turbine technology, focusing on the impact of loads, structural design and reliability, aeroelastic design and materials.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind Energy

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc in Catalysis and Materials Theory

One postdoc position is available in the Catalysis Theory Center in the Physics Department of the Technical University of Denmark. The Center comprises three research groups, all motivated by the shared vision of sustainable energy conversion and storage based on catalysis.  We offer a positive, supportive and international research environment, and we value diversity, creativity, personal growth, and impact.  

The Catalysis and Materials Theory group is focused on the development of an understanding of materials properties in general, and catalysts in particular, on the basis electronic structure calculations. This includes development of a fundamental understanding of chemical processes at the gas-solid and liquid-solid interface as well as chemical conversion processes with special emphasis on sustainable production of fuels and chemicals.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The successful candidates will be working on theoretical method development and computational catalyst discovery for heterogeneous reactions for H2O, CO2 and N2 reduction. You will be working in close collaboration with other group members from a variety of backgrounds. The position also involves close collaboration with experimentalists.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).Your PhD is in chemistry, physics, materials science or a similar field. Previous postdoc experience is preferred.

You have a comprehensive understanding of heterogeneous and/or electro-catalysis. You have extensive experience in density functional theory calculations and preferably with kinetic analysis and machine learning methods. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator in both written and spoken English, is independent and can lead a project from start to finish, and enjoys collaborating closely with others from diverse backgrounds as well as supporting more junior group members.

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 postdoc appointment is for one year starting 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Director Kathrine Nielsen (kabnie@dtu.dk).

You can read more about the Department of Physics at www.fysik.dtu.dk/english.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 29 September 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter – keep it to a maximum 500 words)
  • CV
  • Academic Diploma (PhD)
  • List of publications
  • List of 2 references who can be contacted by phone or email 

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

The Department of Physics is focusing on physics areas of fundamental interests and with clear application and innovation potentials. It is our ambition to perform research and to offer education at a high international level, thereby contributing to the DTU strategy about being a leading technical university

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

Deadline: 2021-09-29 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on Wednesday September 29th, 2021