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PhD Scholarship in Chemical Biology

Two 3-year PhD scholarships in chemical biology is available starting February 1st 2019 or shortly thereafter. The projects will be supervised by Assistant Professor Katrine Qvortrup and is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Fellowship Programme. The successful candidate will join a young and ambitious, international research team, which is a part of the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry section at DTU Chemistry. 
 

Research in the Qvortrup group is focused on the use of organic chemistry to solve problems in biology. This includes design and development of new improved drugs, as well as the use of synthetic molecules to systematically investigate the functions of genes, cells and biological pathways in living systems. 

 
Responsibilities and tasks 

The PhD projects will explore the field of ‘bioconjugation chemistry’. More specifically, we will design and development new and effective strategies to link a protein with different substrates. As a proof-of-concept, we will demonstrate the use of the novel conjugation strategies for attachment of a linker-drug component to an antibody for synthesis of improved antibody-drug conjugates in cancer treatment. 

 

The work will include the design, synthesis and characterization (NMR, IR and MS) of organic building blocks, as well as synthesis and in-depth structural characterizations of all new bioconjugates. Active dissemination of the obtained results, in scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job. Participation in supervision of students will be an integrated part of the job. 

 
Qualifications 

The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree in chemistry with a focus on synthetic organic chemistry. The successful candidate should thrive in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, eager to seek and share knowledge, able to work independently in a dynamic group environment, and should be confident in planning and carrying out complicated tasks. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are expected.

 

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in experimental organic chemistry, including:

  • Experience with peptide synthesis and purification (preparative HPLC).
  • Experience with analysis of peptides (NMR, MS, CD)
  • Experience with handling of biological reagents, including proteins.
Approval and Enrolment 

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, 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. 

 

The Qvortrup group offers a demanding, exciting, and dynamic work environment. 

 
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 Assistant Professor Katrine Qvortrup, e-mail: kaqvo@kemi.dtu.dk, or Head or Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section, Professor Jens Øllgaard Duus, e-mail: jduus@kemi.dtu.dk

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 25 December 2018 (local time).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 25 December 2018
Unit: DTU Chemistry
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday December 25th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Turbulence: Reconsidering the Richardson-Kolmogorov Paradigm towards a Robust Understanding of Turbulence

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (DTU Mekanik) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has an ERC Starting Grant (project acronym: UniEqTURB) sponsored opening for a 3-year PhD position in the area of Experimental and Theoretical turbulence. Within the scope of the project, the student will conduct high-end experiments in collaboration with international world-leading experts (with the possibility of a dual PhD-degree). The student will analyze the data in novel ways to test the validity of the existing theories of turbulence and attempt to synthesize a new theory based on the empirical results. The measurements will be conducted using the latest developments in optical flow diagnostics for turbulence measurements, including Particle Tracking/Image Velocimetry. The ERC grant sponsors two additional PhD students and a PostDoctoral fellow.

The PhD-candidate will perform measurements on round turbulent jets at the smallest relevant scales and/or covering the full field of the jet. The objective is to diagnose the degree of equilibrium of the measured turbulent flow and to create a dynamic model of the jet, respectively.

Responsibilities and tasks
The student will be responsible for the acquisition, processing and analysis of the measurement data and disseminating the results in scientific journal publications. The student may also be involved in improved designs of the experiments, big data management and automation of the experimental setup & measurement equipment.

These activities will all be conducted in collaboration with international partners that will co-advice and support the student in parallel with the main supervision. The student is, however, at the same time expected to be able to work independently and take ownership of, and responsibility towards, the project, to be able to carry out the tasks. The position is likely to involve co-supervision of Master’s-students.

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

A master’s degree in mechanical engineering, mathematics, (engineering) physics or similar is advantageous.

The PhD-candidate must be able to work as part of a team and support other team members, with the benefit of a team that also supports the candidate, when necessary.

It is required that the candidate can document (e.g. by references) that the candidate is well acquainted with practical lab work and has experience with independent successful laboratory work in general. Experience with optical measurement techniques is a significant advantage.

The candidate must also have a solid mathematical background and interest in developing mathematical skills as a part of the PhD-programme. Relevant courses e.g. in functional analysis and differential geometry will be made available as a part of the PhD study plan as well as informal knowledge sharing within the research group framework.

The candidate must have experience with programming and data analysis and experience with handling large datasets is an advantage, as is experience with automating experimental setups.

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

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

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

The PhD-candidate will become a member of the DTU Turbulence Research Laboratory and therefore part of a group that works together in synergy with different aspects of turbulence. We strive to work according to the philosophy of lean production and agility.

Possibilities exist for dual degrees between the Technical University of Denmark and École Centrale de Lille who are world-leading in the applied optical measurement techniques.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Clara M. Velte, cmve@dtu.dk or telephone +45 3140 7620 (office hours Danish time).

You can read more about DTU Mechanical Engineering at 
www.mek.dtu.dk/english and about the section at www.mek.dtu.dk/english/sections/fvm.

More information about École Centrale de Lille at http://ecole.centralelille.fr/ and the Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides de Lille (LMFL) http://lml.univ-lille1.fr/

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 14 January 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:  

  • 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)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional referees (see also specific requirements under “Qualifications”)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 14 January 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday January 14th, 2019

Postdoc for Application of CFD to Scale-Up of Bioreactors

A postdoctoral position is available in scale-up and design of bioreactors for fermentation processes using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). In fermentation, the scale-up of laboratory bioreactors to production scale is a bottleneck on development of processes due to changes in scale and process dynamics. The rules of thumb commonly applied only provide a starting point for the scale-up strategy. In this respect, the use of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations provides an inexpensive way of obtaining detailed information about fluid flows in tanks of different sizes. Moreover, the simulations are essential for understanding the substrate concentration profiles during fermentation processes.

In this project the multiphasic CFD simulations of bioreactors will be used to collect information on the relation between reactor and impeller design and reactor operation. Structural components of the reactors will be also optimized through topology and shape optimization procedures previously implemented at PROSYS Research Center. In addition, the simulations will also be useful for the development of monitoring strategies.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. The ideal candidate should hold a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology or similar field. The applicant should have:
 

  • At least 5 years of work experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling tools such as ANSYS CFX®
  • Previous experience on CFD simulations of biochemical processes and multiphasic flows, e.g. gas-liquid mass transfer
  • Previous experience on usage of CFD for designing and optimizing biochemical reactors, preferably at different scale (micro, lab, pilot, full-scale)
  • Previous experience in developing scientific software in MATLAB or a similar language
  • Good communication skills in English are required

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 1 year.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information please contact Professor Krist V. Gernaey, kvg@kt.dtu.dk, tel: +45 4525 2970, or Associate Professor Ulrich Krühne, ulkr@kt.dtu.dk, tel: +45 4525 2960.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 26 December 2018 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 26 December 2018
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday December 26th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Immunoinformatics and Machine Learning

DTU Bioinformatics has its main research and teaching activities in bio-medical and bio-technological informatics, metagenomics, epidemiology, integrative systems biology and machine learning. The research at DTU Bioinformatics is focused on bioinformatics and computational analyses of large amounts of data generated within biological, biomedical and biotechnological and life sciences area. We strive to gain new knowledge and drive innovation in human, animal, plant and food science and collaborate with all relevant industries. A cornerstone in achieving this is the dedicated effort within DTU Bioinformatics to develop bioinformatics, immuno-informatics, metagenomics and systems biology methods and solutions to the challenge of handling and interpreting large scale and heterogeneous big data. We run projects combining big data and laboratory research via the national supercomputing center (Computerome) and molecular genomics laboratories

A PhD scholarship is available in the Immunoinformatics and Machine-Learning group headed by Professor Morten Nielsen, at the Department of Bio and Health Informatics. 

Identification of T and B cell epitopes plays a major role in several biotechnological and clinical tasks and is central to our understanding of the immune system.


When T cells scrutinize the surface of cells for foreign peptides presented in complex with MHC (Major histocompatibility complex) molecules, MHC merely presents a minor proportion of the peptides produced within a cell on the cell surface, and only a minor proportion of these are recognized by T cells. Likewise, antibodies (or B cell receptors) recognize their molecular targets, termed antigens, in a highly specific manner via interactions between their binding site (paratope) and a specific region of the antigen (epitope). 

To continue on a successful track of work started more than 15 years ago, we are looking for a highly motivated and talented candidate to carry out a PhD project on “Improved immunoinformatic methods for rational T and B cell epitope discovery”. 

The project will focus on further advancing our understanding of the rules associated with the process of MHC antigen presentation and T and B cell receptor recognition of their cognate epitope targets, with the aim of developing improved methods for rational epitope discovery. 

Responsibilities and tasks 
The PhD student will primarily be:

  • Investigating the rules of MHC antigen presentation on the cell surface 
  • Investigating the ways T and B cell receptors recognize their cognate epitope targets 
  • Using the knowledge to develop improved methods for rational epitope discovery 

The tools used in the project will by focused around conventional and deep neural networks.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a master’s degree in bioinformatics, biology, computer science, engineering, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. 

In addition, you should be able to exhibit the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • Strong computational skills and experience with Unix/Linux command line environments, as well as Python, Perl, R, C or a comparable scripting language
  • Background within machine learning, bioinformatics and structural biology
  • In depth understanding of the basic concepts of the cellular immune system
  • Strong communication skills in written as well as spoken English
  • Flexibility and a general positive attitude to changes 
  • Capability of taking personal responsibility for your work and your results 

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
An assessment panel will assess the applicants based on both personal and academic qualifications. 

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 from March 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter. 

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Morten Nielsen, +45 4525 2425 or by email mniel@bioinformatics.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Bioinformatics at www.bioinformatics.dtu.dk/english

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 4 January 2019 (local time).

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

  • 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)
  • Names and contact details of two referees 

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

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

From January 2019, DTU Bioinformatics will cease to exist in its present form, and become part of a new department for Health Technology. With approximately 300 researchers from various departments, DTU Health Technology will be able to offer optimal conditions and facilities for health technology research. The aim is to become an international-class research platform capable of fostering new technology and new solutions that can improve the quality of patient care and public health and well-being.

For further information on the reorganization, please see our website

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

Deadline: 4 January 2019
Unit: DTU Bioinformatics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday January 4th, 2019

Two PhD/Postdoc positions for Experimental investigations of barite scale formation at well conditions

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU in collaboration with the Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for postdoc or PhD positions on barite scale formation at well conditions. The centre for Oil and Gas – DTU is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a Danish national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to extend field life time and improve recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea.

 

When well integrity is at risk, the recovery Deposits of scale and corrosion are contributing factors for potential loss of well integrity and further, scale build-up causes decrease of well efficiency. EOR schemes may affect the rate of scale precipitation and corrosion, potentially to the point of negating the targeted improvement in recovery factor. Therefore, improved understanding of observed mechanisms and development of testing methods as well as improved modelling tools for predicting and potentially mitigating scale deposit and corrosion is essential for optimal recovery of the remaining reserves. The DHRTC research program and these advertised positions on scale aims to improve the understanding of the complex and coupled chemical mechanisms that govern the deposition of scales (e.g. CaCO3, BaSO4, FeCO3, FeS). The projects will involve work with partner laboratories at DTU and with the team in the fluid characterization and modelling groups at DHRTC.


Responsibilities and tasks

Candidate one will work on a primarily experimental project which will be an integrated part of the scale and corrosion program at the DHRTC. The plan for this project is experimental studies of the kinetics of formation of BaSO4 and other insoluble scales with focus on nucleation and flow regimes. The project will focus on setting up a flow cell to simulate realistic pipe flow wherein the factors influencing scale build-up can be controlled. Candidate one is expected to work with the team at the Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU to perform innovative, fundamental, and applied research on:

  • Experimental scale deposition kinetics
  • Setting up a reaction cell to study scale build up with a novel design to mimic realistic pipe flow
  • Investigation of scale build-up and the dependence on flow, concentrations and temperature.
  • Investigation of the effect of crude oil chemistry and composition on the deposition of BaSOscale and other scales.

 Candidate two is expected to work with the team at Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) to measure BaSO4 solubility in relevant brines to fill in the gaps between existing data.

  • Reproduce existing low pressure solubility data for BaSO4 in water and brines.
  • Measure BaSO4 solubility in pure water at temperatures up to 200 °C to establish the correct solubility of BaSO4 in this temperature range.
  • Design and build a cell for solubility measurements at pressures up to 500 bar and temperatures up to 200 °C.
  • Measure BaSO4 solubility at relevant reservoir conditions. The measurements will be carried out at temperatures, pressures, and compositions similar to reservoir conditions.

Application potential
The line-of-sight application potential of this project is to assist in reaching a better understanding of the conditions that lead to scale build up in North Sea Oil Well conditions.

 

Qualifications
For the PhD position: Master’s degree in analytical or physical chemistry, chemical engineering or similar.

 

For the Postdoc position: PhD degree in analytical or physical chemistry, chemical engineering or similar.

  • Exceptional skills in experimental physical chemistry/chemical engineering;
  • Experience with fluid dynamics and flow systems;
  • Experience with and a strong interest in setting up advanced experiments;
  • Interest in applied research;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;

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

Approval and Enrolment of PhD students
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, 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 an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The salary and appointment terms of the PhD position are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

The appointment terms of the Postdoc will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. Postdoc employment is for a period of two years.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Karen Feilberg, klfe@dtu.dk, Associate Professor Kaj Thomsen, kth@kt.dtu.dk, or Associate Professor Philip Loldrup Fosbøl, plf@kt.dtu.dk


You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: 
www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research
 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 January 2019.

 

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

Please indicate whether you are applying for the PhD position or the Postdoc position.

The file must include:

  • Application stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement and names and addresses of three references
  • For PhD candidates: Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma. Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • For postdoctoral candidates: Diploma (MSc/PhD) and list of publications

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

 

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

The overarching purpose of The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is to identify new technological and conceptual solutions that will enable increased oil and gas extraction in the Danish section of the North Sea. The research activities at the centre cover selected aspects of expertise: Reservoir characterization, Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Processes, Drilling & Production Technology Concepts and Production Facilities, Materials Research & Design. The centre will develop deep, new understanding within these disciplines with a line-of-sight to application. Located at The Technical University of Denmark research groups at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark will be affiliated with the Centre. When fully operational, the centre will employ and engage more than 100 people.

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

Deadline: 15 January 2019
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Immuinformatics and Machine Learning

The Department of Bio and Health Informatics at the Technical Universityof Denmark (DTU Bioinformatics) has its main research and teaching activitiesin bio-medical and bio-technological informatics, metagenomics, epidemiology,integrative systems biology and machine learning. The research at DTUBioinformatics is focused on bioinformatics and computational analyses of largeamounts of data generated within biological, biomedical and biotechnologicaland life sciences area. We strive to gain new knowledge and drive innovation inhuman, animal, plant and food science and collaborate with all relevantindustries. A cornerstone in achieving this is the dedicated effort within DTUBioinformatics to develop bioinformatics, immuno-informatics, metagenomics and systemsbiology methods and solutions to the challenge of handling and interpretinglarge scale and heterogeneous big data. We run projects combining big data andlaboratory research via the national supercomputing center (Computerome) andmolecular genomics laboratories.

The department is seeking a highly motivated and talentedfull-time postdoc for the Immunoinformatics and Machine Learning group headedby Professor Morten Nielsen. 

Identification of T and B cell epitopes plays a major role inseveral biotechnological and clinical tasks and is central to our understandingof the immune system.

When T cells scrutinize the surface of cells for foreignpeptides presented in complex with MHC (Major histocompatibility complex)molecules, MHC merely presents a minor proportion of the peptides producedwithin a cell on the cell surface, and only a minor proportion of these arerecognized by T cells. Likewise, antibodies (or B cell receptors) recognizetheir molecular targets, termed antigens, in a highly specific manner viainteractions between their binding site (paratope) and a specific region of theantigen (epitope). 

The postdoc project will be focused on further advancing ourunderstanding of the rules associated with the process of MHC antigenpresentation and T and B cell receptor recognition of their cognate epitopetargets with the aim of development of improved methods for rational epitopediscovery. 

Responsibilities and tasks 

As a postdoctoral fellowyour main task will be on continuing the work on providing our tools forpredicting MHC antigen presentation, and expanding our understanding of therules that define T and B cell receptor recognition of their cognate epitopetargets. The work will be conducted in collaboration with the IEDB.

Qualifications
You hold a PhD degree or equivalent in one or more of thefollowing areas: Bioinformatics, Biology, Engineering, Computer science orrelated fields, and have experience doing research within Bioinformatics. 

The successful candidate will moreover exhibit the followingprofessional and personal qualifications: 

    Strong computational skills and prior experience withUnix/Linux command line environments, as well as either Python, C, Perl or acomparable scripting languageStrong background within machine learning, bioinformaticsand structural biologyIn depth understanding of the basic concepts of thecellular immune systemInterest in engaging in supervision of project studentsCapability of taking personal responsibility for your workand your results Flexibility and a general positive attitude to changes Motivation by both individual and team accomplishmentsStrong communication skills in both written and verbalEnglish 

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

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

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here.

The period of employment is 2 years, starting from March 1st,2019 or as soon as possible hereafter. 

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor MortenNielsen, +45 4525 2425 or by email mniel@bioinformatics.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Bioinformatics at www.bioinformatics.dtu.dk/english

Application procedure 
Please submit your online application no later than 4 January2019 (local time).

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

    Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications List of former teaching and supervision experience

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline willnot be considered.

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

From January 2019, DTU Bioinformatics will cease to exist inits present form, and become part of a new department for Health Technology.With approximately 300 researchers from various departments, DTU HealthTechnology will be able to offer optimal conditions and facilities for healthtechnology research. The aim is to become an international-class researchplatform capable of fostering new technology and new solutions that can improvethe quality of patient care and public health and well-being. 

For further information on the reorganization, please see ourwebsite

DTU is a technical university providing internationallyleading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meetthe demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to addressthe technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academicuniversity collaborating globally with business, industry, government andpublic agencies. 

Deadline: 4 January 2019
Unit: DTU Bioinformatics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday January 4th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Experimental Nonlinear Optics in Gas-Filled Hollow-Core Fibers

The Fiber Sensors & Supercontinuum Group at DTU Fotonik, Departmentof Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking ahighly motivated and talented PhD candidate in the field of ultrafast nonlinearoptics using gas-filled hollow-core antiresonant fibers.

This Ph.D. project is entitled “Experimental nonlinear optics ingas-filled hollow-core fibers” and it is part of the project “UVSUPER:Ultra-Violet supercontinuum sources and pulsed lasers for the semiconductorindustry” funded by Innovation Fund of Denmark. The main goal of the currentproject is the demonstration of a stand-alone deep ultraviolet supecontinuumsource covering the 200 nm – 1600 nm region using gas-filled hollow-coreantiresonant fibers. The project is in collaboration with Denmark’s NationalMetrology Institute (DFM) and NKT Photonics A/S.

The PhD fellow will be part of the project UVSUPER and his/herresponsibility will be to develop a stand-alone deep ultraviolet supercontinuumsource. In particular he/she should be responsible to: 

    Characterize and evaluate different hollow-core antiresonant fibers for the deep-UV supercontinuum sourceUse a high-power femtosecond source to pump the gas-filled fibers and report efficient deep-UV laser at 200 nm wavelength.Develop a full stand-alone deep-UV source system for semiconductor inspection.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD fellow will be part of the project UVSUPER and his/her responsibilitywill be to develop a stand-alone deep ultraviolet supercontinuum source. Inparticular he/she should be responsible to: 

    Characterize and evaluate different hollow-core antiresonant fibers for the deep-UV supercontinuum sourceUse a high-power femtosecond source to pump the gas-filled fibers and report efficient deep-UV laser at 200 nm wavelength.Develop a full stand-alone deep-UV source system for semiconductor inspection.

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

In particular, candidates are required to have: 

    a Master’s degree or a very good first degree in Physics, Engineering or Material Sciencetrack record within the areas of fiber modeling using COMSOL and MatlabExperimental knowledge of fibre optics and waveguides, nonlinear optics and laser physics.

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

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate ProfessorChristos Markos and Professor Ole Bang.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with theDanish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreedupon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Startingdate is 1 April 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter. 

The workplace DTU Fotonik, Ørsteds Plads, Building 343 Lyngby Campus.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Main supervisor, Professor OleBang, phone: +45 45 25 63 73, email: oban@fotonik.dtu.dkor Co-supervisor, Associate Professor Christos Markos, phone: +45 45 25 63 87,email: chmar@fotonik.dtu.dk. 

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 March 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Applyonline”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:  

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

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree butcannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

DTU Fotonik has 220 employees with competences in optics and is one ofthe 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 andquantum photonics.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leadingresearch, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet thedemands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address thetechnological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academicuniversity collaborating globally with business, industry, government andpublic agencies. 
Deadline: 1 March 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

PhD Project in Theory of Nature-Inspired Algorithms

DTU Compute’s Section for Algorithms, Logic and Graphs (AlgoLoG) wouldlike to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position starting April 1, 2019.The project is financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF), NaturalSciences. 

Project Description
The project contributes to the running time analysis of nature-inspiredalgorithms, a relatively young research area at the interface betweentheoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. The main aim of theproject is to analyse the running time and to derive provably efficientparameter settings, including self-adjusting parameter schemes, forevolutionary algorithms in discrete search spaces. Such results are obtainedusing techniques from the analysis of randomized algorithms, probability theoryand computational complexity.

Requirements
Candidates must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS) in computerscience, applied mathematics or related academic qualifications (or a similardegree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree).Preference will be given to candidates who can document a strong background inthe theory of randomized algorithms or of nature-inspired algorithms.Furthermore, a good command of the English language is essential.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, andthe candidate will be enrolled in the DTU Compute PhD School Programme. Forinformation about the general requirements for enrolment and the generalplanning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide. 

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by: Associate ProfessorCarsten Witt and Associate Professor, Head of Section Paul Fischer.

We offer 
DTU is a leadingtechnical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research,education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding andchallenging job in an international environment. We strive for academicexcellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academicfreedom tempered by responsibility.

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

Further Information
Further information concerning the project can be obtained from CarstenWitt, cawi@dtu.dk.  

Further information concerning the application is available at the DTUCompute PhD homepage or bycontacting PhD coordinator LeneMatthisson +45 4525 3377.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 January 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out theonline application form. The following must be attached in English: 

    Application (letter of motivation)CVDocumentation of a relevant completed M.Sc. or M.Eng.-degreeCourse and grade list of bachelor and master degreesExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree butcannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics,and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialisedcourses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offercontinuing education courses and scientific advice within our researchdisciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students andemployees.

DTU is atechnical university providing internationally leading research, education,innovation and scientificadvice. Our staff of6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meetthe demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to addressthe technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academicuniversity collaborating globally with business, industry, government andpublic agencies. 
Deadline: 20 January 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday January 20th, 2019

PhD position on Quantum Defects and Autonomous Materials Design

The section for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at theTechnical University of Denmark (DTU), is seeking an outstanding and highlymotivated candidate for a PhD position within the area of first-principlesmodeling of point defects in semiconductors and high-throughput discovery ofnew materials for photovoltaics and quantum technologies. The position isfunded by the ERC Consolidator project “Controlling light-matter interactionsby quantum designed 2D materials” (LIMA).

The successful candidates will use and develop first-principles methods tomodel fundamental electronic processes (radiative and non-radiative) takingplace around defects in semiconductors, including both conventional bulk- and2D materials. The goal is to establish computational schemes for predictivemodeling of the chemical, electronic, and optical properties of semiconductorswith point defects, and use it to identify new candidate materials for solarenergy conversion and single-photon light sources, respectively. The materialsdiscovery-part of the project will involve the development of workflows forautomatized high-throughput computations and machine learning algorithms forpre-screening candidate materials and identifying the most relevant structuresand compositions. As an example of a recent high-throughput work from thegroup, see the Computational 2D Materials Database, http://c2db.fysik.dtu.dk.  

CAMD (www.camd.fysik.dtu.dk) offers aninternational and scientifically stimulating working environment at theDepartment of Physics, DTU, located in the northern Copenhagen area. The grouphas strong connections to local experimental groups within the VILLUM Centerfor the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals (www.v-sustain.dtu.dk/) and the Centerfor Nanostructured Graphene (www.cng.dtu.dk). 

Substantial computational resources are available for the project throughthe DTU-supercomputer facility Niflheim (https://wiki.fysik.dtu.dk/niflheim/). 

Qualifications
The successful PhD candidate will have obtained excellentgrades in his/her Bachelor and Master educations. A solid knowledge ofquantum mechanics and solid state physics, and ideally also aspects ofmany-body theory, is a requirement. Some experience with programming (e.g. Pyhton,C, C++) is preferred. Furthermore, the candidate should be highly motivated andwilling to work as part of a team. Good communication skills in bothspoken and written English, are a requirement.  

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Kristian S.Thygesen. 

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

The position, which involves a limited teaching obligation, includes salaryand travel grants covering the three years it takes to obtain a PhD degree at aDanish university. Salary level is approximately 50.000 Euro/year incl.pension. 

The position is available immediately, but the starting date is flexible.

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here.

Furtherinformation
Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contactProfessors Kristian S. Thygesen, thygesen@fysik.dtu.dk. 

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 February 2019 (local time). To apply, pleaseopen the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form.The following must be attached inEnglish: 

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

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannotbegin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

DTU is a technicaluniversity providing internationally leading research, education, innovationand scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology tocreate innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200students are being educated to address the technological challenges of thefuture. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally withbusiness, industry, government and public agencies. 
Deadline: 1 February 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

Postdoc position on Quantum Defects and Autonomous Materials Design

The section for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at theTechnical University of Denmark (DTU), is seeking an outstanding and highlymotivated candidate for a postdoc position within the area of first-principlesmodeling of point defects in semiconductors and high-throughput discovery ofnew materials for photovoltaics and quantum technologies. The position isfunded by the ERC Consolidator project “Controlling light-matter interactionsby quantum designed 2D materials” (LIMA).

The successful candidate will use and develop first-principles methods tomodel fundamental electronic processes (radiative and non-radiative) takingplace around defects in semiconductors, including both conventional bulk- and2D materials. The goal is to establish computational schemes for predictivemodeling of the chemical, electronic, and optical properties of semiconductorswith point defects, and use it to identify new candidate materials for solarenergy conversion and single-photon light sources, respectively. The materialsdiscovery-part of the project will involve the development of workflows forautomatized high-throughput computations and machine learning algorithms forpre-screening candidate materials and identifying the most relevant structuresand compositions. As an example of a recent high-throughput work from thegroup, see the Computational 2D Materials Database, http://c2db.fysik.dtu.dk.

CAMD (www.camd.fysik.dtu.dk) offers aninternational and scientifically stimulating working environment at theDepartment of Physics, DTU, located in the northern Copenhagen area. The grouphas strong connections to local experimental groups within the VILLUM Centerfor the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals (www.v-sustain.dtu.dk/) and the Centerfor Nanostructured Graphene (www.cng.dtu.dk). 

Substantial computational resources are available for the project throughthe DTU-supercomputer facility Niflheim (https://wiki.fysik.dtu.dk/niflheim/).

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. The successful postdoc candidate has a solidknowledge of solid state physics and practical experience with electronicstructure calculations, at least at the density functional theory level.Programming experience (e.g. Python, C, C++) is preferred. Furthermore, thecandidate should be highly motivated and willing to work as part ofa team. Good communication skills in both spoken and written English, area requirement.  

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Kristian S.Thygesen.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globallyrecognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation andscientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an internationalenvironment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterizedby collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collectiveagreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Theallowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. Salary level isapproximately 65.000 Euro/year incl. pension. 

The period of employment is 2 years. The position is availableimmediately, but the starting date is flexible.

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here. 

Further information
Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact ProfessorsKristian S. Thygesen, thygesen@fysik.dtu.dk.   

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 February 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out theonline application form. The following must be attached in English: 

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

DTU is atechnical university providing internationally leading research, education,innovation and scientificadvice. Our staff of6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meetthe demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to addressthe technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academicuniversity collaborating globally with business, industry, government andpublic agencies. 
Deadline: 1 February 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

PhD scholarship in Discovery, Engineering, and Application of Transport Systems via Adaptive Laboratory Evolution

The Adaptive Laboratory Evolution (ALE) Groupharnesses the power of biology to self-optimize under selective pressures andapplies this concept to obtain strains with useful industrial and appliedphenotypes.

The goal of the ALE Group is to utilize laboratoryevolution in the design and build phase of the strain construction process, aswell as to uncover key unknowns in relevant microbial species, efficiently todiscover and generate what is not possible with other approaches.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD candidate will (i) perform Adaptive LaboratoryEvolution (ALE) studies using E. coli and other production organisms on anautomated platform on various metabolites and environments, (ii) performwhole-genome resequencing of evolved strains and analyze the causality ofconfirmed mutations, (iii) characterize evolved and engineered mutant strainsof interest phenotypically in a bench-top shake-flask and bioreactorenvironment, and (iv) report the findings and outcomes in peer-reviewedpublications and patent applications with the goal of uncovering unknowntransporters and their physiological and bioprocessing importance. Thesuccessful candidate is a talented, highly skilled, and self-motivating personwho enjoys working in an international and interdisciplinary environment.Excellent bacterial culture techniques and analytical skills are essential. Aphysics or engineering background is highly desirable. Furthermore, previousexperience with automated biotechnology platforms is required. Proficient commandin oral and written English communication is a prerequisite.

 

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

Candidates master’s degree should be in engineering ora similar field.

Approval and Enrolment

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

 Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made bySenior Researcher Adam Feist (DTU Biosustain) and Professor Markus Herrgård(DTU Biosustain)

 We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globallyrecognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation andscientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an internationalenvironment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterizedby collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collectiveagreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Theallowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employmentis 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Adam Feist (email: afeist@biosustain.dtu.dk).  

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

 

You can read more about the Novo Nordisk FoundationCenter for Biosustainability on www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than the1 January 2019 (local time). 

 

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

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

 If relevant, you may add additional documents tothe list above, e.g., a Research Statement

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

 

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

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

 
DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developingnext generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production ofhigh-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The centeruses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biologyensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes.

The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basicand translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business developmentto facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associatedtechnologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities andassembles world leaders in the field thus offering a unique platform providingexcellent talent development and career opportunities.

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

Deadline: 1 January 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday January 1st, 2019

PhD scholarship in the Near-Field Exploration of Light-Matter Interactions in Two-Dimensional Materials

DTU Fotonik works in all areas ofphotonic engineering, including a strong focus on quantum optics and 2Dmaterials. We are now seeking a PhD student to do exploratory research onlight-matter interactions in the near-field of 2D materials with plasmonicstructures. The successful applicant will work at DTU Fotonik in theStructured Electromagnetic Materials group. Research will be carried outat DTU Fotonik, and our group is part of Centre of Excellence in Nanostructured Graphene (CNG) funded by theDanish National Research Foundation.

Understandingand tailoring light-matter interactions is the cornerstone of fundamental andapplied photonics, from how light modifies the properties of matter to thedevelopment of novel light sources, information processing and sensing ofmolecules. Optimizing the coupling of light with matter has attractedtremendous research efforts in the last decades and the recent discovery of newsemiconducting two-dimensional materials (SC2M) such as transition metaldichalcogenides (TMDC) has opened the possibility to design new excitingplatforms for light-matter interactions on the true nanometer scale. Indeed,TMDCs have shown to host tightly bound excitons with binding energies in excessof 0.3 eV, far above thermal excitations.

Thisproperty of TMDCs has triggered a host of theoretical and experimental works toreach the strong-coupling regime at room temperature where light and mattercannot be described independently, but are in a hybridized state where the mainexcitations, the exciton-polaritons, possess properties of both light andmatter. Exciton-polariton excitations are instrumental in the development of novelapplications ranging from low-threshold light sources to efficient nonlinearoptical materials. In addition to these exceptional properties, recentinvestigations have shown that the combination of these new materials withhigh-quality plasmonic nanoparticles can lead to record-high coupling strengthsinduced by the ability of plasmonic nanocavities to concentrate extremely highenergy densities on a few nanometers only. These hybrid plasmonic-SC2M systemsrepresent a new platform to explore light-matter interactions from the weak tothe strong coupling regime.

Objective
The mainobjective of this PhD project is to explore experimentally in the opticalnear-field the mechanism of the electromagnetic coupling between high-qualityplasmonic nanostructures and excitons located in SC2M. The first phase of thisproject will be an exploration of the means to optimize the coupling strength.In a second phase, we will investigate how to control and tailor the couplingstrength in order to observe the transition between the weak and the strongcoupling regimes. In the final phase, we will explore how to utilize thesedevices for novel light sources and information processing platforms.

Responsibilitiesand tasks
Thesuccessful candidate will be in charge of the preparation of the samples andwill benefit from the exceptional infrastructures for fabrication andprocessing of 2D materials available at DTU CNG and DTU Fotonik. She/he willhave access to state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities and E-beam lithography setups available at DTU Danchip, as well as unique electroncharacterization tools like scanning transmission electron microscopes equippedwith electron energy-loss spectroscopy at DTU CEN. She/he will be also incharge of the optical characterization of the samples with state-of-the-artfar-field photoluminescence setups and a scattering-type scanning near-fieldoptical microscope available in our group at DTU Fotonik.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Engineering/Physics or a similardegree with an equivalent academic level. Priority will be given to studentswith experience in experimental nano-optics, near-field nanoscopy, and quantum optics.

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

Assessment
Theassessment of the applicants will be made by Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger,Assoc. Prof. Sanshui Xiao, and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs.

We offer

DTU is aleading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of itsresearch, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding andchallenging job in an international environment. We strive for academicexcellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academicfreedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary andappointment terms
Theappointment will be based on the collective agreement with the DanishConfederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon withthe relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can readmore about career paths at DTU here.   

Furtherinformation
Furtherinformation may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, niste@fotonik.dtu.dk,Assoc. Prof. Sanshui Xiao, saxi@dtu.dk, and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs, mwubs@fotonik.dtu.dk. 

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

Application
Pleasesubmit your online application no later than 14 January 2019 (localtime). To apply,please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online applicationform. The following must be attached inEnglish: 

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

Candidatesmay apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin beforehaving received it.

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

DTU Fotonikhas around 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largestcenters in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research isperformed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speedoptical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

DTU is a technical universityproviding internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advancescience and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands ofsociety, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address thetechnological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academicuniversity collaborating globally with business, industry, government andpublic agencies. 
Deadline: 14 January 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday January 14th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Advanced Space Division Multiplexing for Ultra-high Capacity Transmission and Networks

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering, including astrong focus on optical communications. We are hereby announcing a PhD positionwithin the topic of advanced space-division multiplexing technology in opticalcommunications. This project is part of the centre of excellence SiliconPhotonics for Optical Communications (SPOC) funded by the Danish NationalResearch Foundation. The SPOC centre has been established to aim atsignificantly advancing the state-of-the-art in ultra-high capacity opticalcommunications and this PhD project will be at the heart of this activity. Theproject will start within the winter semester, 2019.

Responsibilities andtasks 
As communication capacity of the standard single mode fibre is approachingits fundamental physical limit, employing space (i.e. orthogonal spatial modesor multiples cores of optical fibres) as a new multiplexing dimension, socalled space division multiplexing (SDM), has proven to be an effective way tofurther push the communication capacity in order to accommodate theever-increasing capacity demands in the future. This PhD project will aim atexploring the most advanced spacedivision multiplexing (SDM) technologies toachieve capacities beyond 10 Pbit/s per fiber and 1 Pbit/s per laser based onintegrated optical transmitters, mode multiplexers/ demultiplexers(MUXs/DEMUXs) and receivers in order to substantially decrease powerconsumption per bit and space per bit. Within the PhD project, the PhD studentwill explore orbital angular momentum (OAM) modes and higher order modes (HOMs)and will study how electrical/optical signal processing can enhance theirsystem performance in record-breaking experiments.

The PhD project will have strong synergies to other activities within theSPOC centre, for example those on multi-core fibres, Sibased OAM MUXs/DEMUXsand ultrafast optical signal processing schemes, e.g. ultra-wideband phaseconjugation and time lenses. It is expected that the PhD student will benefitfrom collaboration with these activities to enhance the outcome of the PhDproject.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering/physics or asimilar degree with an academic level equivalent to a master’s degree inengineering/physics. Good communication skills in written and spoken Englishare required.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by the SPOC centre leaderProfessor Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe and Professor Toshio Morioka. We offer

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

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

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here.

Further information  
Further information may be obtained from the SPOC centre leader, Prof. LeifKatsuo Oxenløwe, lkox@fotonik.dtu.dk and Prof. ToshioMorioka, tomo@fotonik.dtu.dk.

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

Application
Pleasesubmit your online application no later than 15 January 2019 (localtime). To apply,please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online applicationform. The following must be attached inEnglish: 

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

Candidatesmay apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin beforehaving received it.

Applicationsand enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

DTU is a technical universityproviding internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advancescience and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands ofsociety, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address thetechnological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academicuniversity collaborating globally with business, industry, government andpublic agencies.

Deadline: 15 January 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Numerical Modelling of ultrafast Nonlinear Effects in Gas-Filled Hollow-Core Fibers

The Fiber Sensors & Supercontinuum Group at DTU Fotonik, Department ofPhotonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking ahighly motivated and talented PhD candidate in the field of ultrafast nonlinearoptics using gas-filled hollow-core antiresonant fibers.

This Ph.D. project is entitled “Numerical modelling of ultrafastnonlinear effects in gas-filled hollow-core fibers” and it is part ofthe project “UVSUPER: Ultra-Violet supercontinuum sources and pulsed lasers forthe semiconductor industry” funded by Innovation Fund of Denmark. The main goalof the current project is the demonstration of a stand-alone deep ultravioletsupecontinuum source covering the 200 nm – 1600 nm region using gas-filledhollow-core antiresonant fibers. The project is in collaboration with Denmark’sNational Metrology Institute (DFM) and NKT Photonics A/S.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD fellow will be part of the project UVSUPER and his/herresponsibility will be to numerically support the research activities of theproject towards the development of a stand-alone deep ultravioletsupercontinuum source. In particular he/she should be responsible to: 

    Accurately model the guiding properties of a hollow-core fiber using the finite element method.Develop a unidirectional, full-field, spatio-temporal code for propagation simulations.The developed code should also include a full polarization model, intermodal coupling, dispersion, Kerr effect and self-focusing as well as ionization and plasma dynamics.

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

In particular, candidates are required to have: 

    a Master’s degree or a very good first degree in Physics, Engineering or Material Sciencetrack record within the areas of fiber modeling using COMSOL and MatlabBasic knowledge of fibre optics and waveguides, nonlinear optics and laser physics.

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

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate ProfessorChristos Markos and Professor Ole Bang. 

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the DanishConfederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed uponwith the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is 1April 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The workplace DTU Fotonik, Ørsteds Plads, Building 343 Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Main supervisor, Professor OleBang, phone: +45 45 25 63 73, email: oban@fotonik.dtu.dk or Co-supervisor, AssociateProfessor Christos Markos, phone: +45 45 25 63 87, email: chmar@fotonik.dtu.dk.  

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 March 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Applyonline”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 

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

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannotbegin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research,education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advancescience and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands ofsociety, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address thetechnological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academicuniversity collaborating globally with business, industry, government andpublic agencies. 
Deadline: 1 March 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

PhD scholarship in Operations Research

The Operations Research section performs research in OR at the highest level and apply advanced mathematical optimization in a number of areas, including transportation, healthcare and timetabling. The main tools are Mixed Integer Programming and meta-heuristics. The section prides itself for being able to take a project the entire way from initial analysis to running software.

Operations Research belongs to the field of applied mathematics, but it is also heavily linked to Computer Science and Industrial Engineering. Through the application of advanced Mathematical Models, quantitative decision support is achieved, enabling better management decisions in a wide variety of fields. This PhD project is about Strategic University Timetabling.

The candidate is responsible for the development of advanced optimization software for university timetabling, with a strategic focus, i.e. evaluating the necessary resources.The project requires excellent knowledge of advanced OR skills, both regarding modelling (MIP) and programming (meta-heuristics).

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate is responsible for the development of advanced optimization software for university timetabling, with a strategic focus, i.e. evaluating the necessary resources.

  • The project requires excellent knowledge of advanced OR skills, both regarding modelling (MIP) and programming (meta-heuristics)
  • The candidate has to be able to speak Danish fluently, since communication both at the company MaCom and with the end-users (timetable planners at Danish Universities) are Danish speakers
  • The PhD student will have a lot of freedom to shape the project.

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

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by the future supervisor, Associate Professor Thomas Stidsen.

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

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

Workplace
The PhD student will work partially at DTU in Lyngby and partially at our industrial collaborator MaCom A/S at Vesterbrogade 60, Copenhagen.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Thomas Stidsen via email thst@dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 December 2018 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following documents must be attached in English:

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

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

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

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

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimisation of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching, we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable organisation and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has ca 340 employees; including academic staff of 190 and more than 70 PhD students. More than 20 % of our employees are from abroad and in all, more than 35 different nationalities are represented at the Department.

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

 

Deadline: 20 December 2018
Unit: DTU Management Engineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday December 20th, 2018

PhD scholarship in “Identifying dissolved organic matter characteristics driving contaminant fate and biodegradation in aquatic systems”

The Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Environment) advertises a fully funded 3-year PhD position.
The position is co-funded by the Sino-Danish University Center (SDC) and includes a compulsory research stay of at least 9 months with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Responsibility and tasks

This project aims to link dissolved organic matter (DOM) characteristics to the fate and biodegradability of legacy and emerging pollutants found in water streams that may find their way into surface waters. Specifically, the influence of assimilable organic carbon (AOC), serving as a carbon substrate for microbial communities, will be investigated with respect to its role on the biotransformation pathways of specific micropollutants found in aquatic environments. To this end existing approaches for characterizing DOM, such as FT-ICR-MS, as well as absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy, will be applied and compared to diverse water samples (wastewater effluents, surface waters, groundwater). The effect of these same water samples on microbial biotransformation will be examined at cellular and molecular levels. The project will examine the effect of different types of DOM with respect to the mobility, partitioning and mineralization potential of targeted organic micropollutants with the aim of inferring relationships between DOM characteristics and the fate of the selected chemicals.

Qualifications

    Candidates should have an MSc degree in environmental engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the MSc degree in environmental engineering.The successful candidate will have a strong background in environmental engineering or science; previous research experience collecting and analysing water samples is a prerequisite.Demonstrable experience with at least one of the existing approaches for characterizing DOM from water samples (i.e. FT-ICR-MS and/or absorbance/fluorescence spectroscopy) is required.Demonstratable experience in modelling tools used for characterizing DOM, e.g. PARAFAC modelling using the drEEM toolbox in Matlab, is also preferred.Some experience in microbial or molecular techniques, biodegradation assays, and/or biokinetic modelling is also a plus.The candidate should have a strong interest in engineering applications, which may include the integration of field/lab data within models.Desirable qualifications include a high degree of motivation and the ability to work independently in an interdisciplinary field.Excellent skills in English (oral, written).Willingness to travel and work in an international environment and team is essential for the position.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Barth F. Smets and Associate Professor Ursula S. McKnight.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

The PhD candidate should be able to start at the latest by February 1st, 2019.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Barth F. Smets, email: bfsm@env.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the department on www.env.dtu.dk.

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

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

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

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

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

DTU Environment, with a staff of 180 from more than 30 nationalities, is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe. DTU Environment conducts research and development, and provides educational programs and service to society in the area of engineering of water in natural, urban and industrial contexts, processing and recovery of residual resources, and environmental risk assessment and chemical risk reduction. The PhD student will be a member of the Water Technology Section.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

Deadline: 20 December 2018
Unit: DTU Environment
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday December 20th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Physiological Correlates of the Audibility of Masked Signals at Supra-Threshold Levels

The Hearing Systems Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering seeksa qualified candidate for a 3-year PhD position.

Our research is concerned with auditory signal processing and perception,speech communication, audiology, behavioural and objective measures of auditoryfunction, computational auditory neuroscience, environmental acoustics, andhearing-instrument signal processing. The goal of this research is tounderstand the functioning of the human auditory system and to provide insightsthat are useful for technical applications, such as speech recognition systems,hearing aids, cochlear implants, and hearing diagnostics.

The aim of the PhD project is to investigate behavioural and physiologicalmeasures of the processing of signals in complex acousticalenvironments.  The auditory system makes use a number of signalproperties that improve the detectability of a target in a noise masker. Inmodelling approaches, this is often interpreted as an “internal signal-to-noiseratio”. The PhD project combines psychoacoustics with non-invasiveelectrophysiology and imaging methods to investigate objective correlates ofthe “internal signal-to-noise ratio” of simple and complex sounds and toidentify the physiological processing stages underlying the behaviouralobservations. The results of the project will contribute to objective measuresof supra-threshold processing in human listeners and to improved diagnostics ofhearing impairment. 

You will become a member of an international team of researchers whose aimis to understand how basic neural mechanisms of hearing can be studied inanimal models and in human listeners, and how complementary research techniquescan be applied to gain understanding of the hearing system.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD candidate will use psychoacoustic tests, electrophysiologicalmeasures and imaging techniques to investigate individual responses todifferent types of masked signals. The behavioural data will be correlated withdifferent physiological responses and source modelling.

The applicant should be well-versed in some scientific programmingenvironment (MATLAB, Octave, SciPy) and should have knowledge of signalprocessing (e.g. electrophysiological and/or audio) and experimental design.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or asimilar 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 thecandidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. Forinformation about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhDstudy programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Bastian Epp, Torsten Dau,and Jeremy Marozeau.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Bastian Epp,tel.: +45 4525 3977.

You can read more about the Hearing Systems group at www.hea.elektro.dtu.dk

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December2018 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Applyonline”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:  

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

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

Applicationsand enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidatesirrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnicbackground are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department withinelectrical and biomedical engineering. It is our goal to ensure research andengineering training at the highest international level. The department isorganized into 8 groups each covering important areas of electrical andbiomedical engineering. Including PhD students we have more than 270 staffmembers.

DTU is a technicaluniversity providing internationally leading research, education, innovationand scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology tocreate innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200students are being educated to address the technological challenges of thefuture. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally withbusiness, industry, government and public agencies. 
Deadline: 18 December 2018
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday December 18th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Optical Microscopy

The Department of Electrical Engineering invite applications for a 3-year PhD position on developing and applying new optical microscopy techniques to map how the intestine absorbs biopharmaceuticals.

The PhD Student will be part of the Biomedical Engineering Group and will interface closely with the Novo Nordisk-sponsored Centre for Intestinal Absorption and Transport of Biopharmaceuticals, which is characterized by its interdisciplinary research strategy.

Currently, our efforts on microscope development are anchored in the Biomedical Engineering Group (which will host the initial phase of this position). Yet, this whole research group and the Centre for Intestinal Absorption and Transport of Biopharmaceuticals will soon move to DTU’s new Department of Health Technology. This transition represents an exciting opportunity for us (and for you as a PhD Student) to reinvent our research strategies as well as our approaches to teaching and learning.

The PhD Student will be responsible for constructing a ‘light sheet’ fluorescence microscope for live-sample imaging of 3D printed organoids mimicking the intestinal barrier. In close collaboration with biologists and image analysts at DTU and internationally, the PhD Student will use this microscope to pursue a deeper understanding of how biopharmaceuticals and other compounds pass from the intestinal lumen to the blood. The successful team effort will provide new insights, which will advance our means to treat disease as well as our general understanding of biological life.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD Student will play a central role in our mission to understand intestinal absorption at the molecular level and be responsible for implementing one of the Worlds most advanced optical microscopes for live-sample imaging – an effort, which will require some initial training (approx. 3 months) in our collaborators’ labs in the United States. Likely, the project will involve additional trips to the United States as microscope implementation at DTU progresses.

At DTU, the PhD Student will use the microscope together with local biologist and image analysts to capture how fluorescently labelled biopharmaceuticals travel through the intestinal barrier. During this application-oriented phase of the project, the PhD Student will be responsible for optimizing microscope hardware and software to provide the best images possible.

The PhD Student’s ability to drive hardware/software development will be essential. Likewise, also have the ability to document, present, and publish scientific findings will be central.

 

Finally, it is important that the PhD Student is motivated to contribute to the enjoyable and collaborative work environment in DTU’s new Department of Health Technology, which will host our research group and research centre starting January 1st 2019.

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

The ideal candidate for the scholarship can:

    Work independently and prioritize tasks with team-success in mind.Plan and execute complex hardware implementation, i.e. interface optics, electronics, and software.Work constructively in a team of diverse scientist, i.e. analyse and contribute to solve biological/mathematical challenges.Use software for instrument control, e.g. LabVIEW.Use software for data simulation and basic image analysis, e.g. MATLAB.Use software for basic mechanical design, e.g. SOLIDWORKS.Communicate professionally and fluently in English (also in writing).Present insights, progress, and bottlenecks to diverse (non-expert) audiences, including: Local/international collaborators, BSc/MSc students, and the public.Enjoy science and adhere to the European code of conduct for research integrity.

Previous training with an emphasis on software/hardware development and some exposure to fundamental biology/physiology is preferable.

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

Assessment
The assessment of applicants will be made by Associate Professor Emil B. Kromann (main advisor), Professor Niels B. Larsen (co-advisor) and Professor Jens E. Wilhjelm (co-advisor).

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

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

The work place will be at DTU Lyngby Campus. Additionally, the PhD Fellow will work/study abroad for short periods.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Emil B. Kromann, ebkro@dtu.dk, +45 4525 3682.

You can read more about the Department of Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk. 

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 January 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 

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

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

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

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

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department within electrical and biomedical engineering. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. The department is organized into eight groups each covering important areas of electrical and biomedical engineering. Including PhD students we have more than 270 staff members.

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

Deadline: 15 January 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: Defective metal oxide giant electrostrictors for a new design of polymer-supported fast adaptive optical lens

Do you want to work in the field of advanced materials and be involved in high profile research project for a new disruptive technology?

There is an available postdoc fellowship in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on a research project dealing with a new class of oxide electromechanically active materials. This project is funded by Villum to promote new and unorthodox ideas. We will work on biocompatible electrostrictive smart materials for optical-electro-mechanical systems supported on polymers.

Research project
Materials which exhibit quadratic response to the electric field are called electrostrictors and are especially attractive as actuators in many different applications such as in microelectronics and biomedical devices. At present, the most widely used electrostrictors materials contain lead (Pb), which is highly toxic and restricted by the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHs). Recently, an entirely new class of electromechanically active materials have been discovered: highly defective cerium oxides, i.e. ceria with a large concentration of oxygen vacancies in the crystal lattice. Such materials contain no toxic elements and have a giant electromechanical response even under moderate electric fields. Governed by a still unexplored atomistic mechanism, the main underlying phenomenon seems to be the oxygen vacancies concentration and structural disorder. 

The objective is to study the giant electrostriction in defective ceria as textured and non-textured films to identify the microstructural factors, which determine the optimization of giant electrostriction effect in defective metal oxides. This comprises analysis of the inner characteristics of doped ceria films and control thickness and morphology of thin films deposited on polymeric substrates.

Qualifications
Candidates should be highly motivated and have to hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), preferably in a physics, nanoscience, or a materials science-related discipline. In addition, the following qualifications are requested:

    Experience with electromechanical properties characterization and designGood communication skills in EnglishBeing able to work independently and in a team

Candidates with the following qualifications are preferred:

    Experience with functional metal oxides and their defect chemistry Piezoelectrics and/or electromechanically active materialsExperience in metal oxides thin films depositionKnowledge in solid state-physics, chemistry and materials processing.Experience in fine structure characterization methodsProved writing and communication skills.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Vincenzo Esposito (vies@dtu.dk) and Dr Astri Bjørnetun Haugen (ahua@dtu.dk).

We offer

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

 

Salary and terms of employment

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

 

The period of employment is 3 years.

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The expected starting date is flexible and would be discussed directly with the successful candidate. Workplace is DTU Energy, DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark.

Further information
For further information please contact Prof. Vincenzo Esposito (vies@dtu.dk).

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 December 2018.

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

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

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

DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity and thermoelectrics. Additional information about the department can be found on www.ecs.dtu.dk

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

Deadline: 31 December 2018
Unit: DTU Energy
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Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

22 fellowships under the H.C. Ørsted Postdoc COFUND Programme; junior and senior

With this call Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites highly talented experienced researchers who have achieved outstanding results in their research while demonstrating excellence and potential in their field to apply for one of the 22 fellowships under the international H.C. Ørsted Postdoc COFUND Programme, co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The programme is named after Hans Christian Ørsted, discoverer of electromagnetism and founder of the University.

Applicants can apply for an individual fellowship at DTU. At the time of recruitment (1 July 2019), the applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to this date. The applicant must be an Experienced Researcher, i.e. must have obtained a PhD degree, or be very close to graduating (PhD degree must be obtained by the time of recruitment, 1 July 2019). Fellowships should commence during the same calendar year as granted; 15 December being the latest possible date.

The programme includes two level of seniority; junior (postdoc level) and senior (assistant/associate professor level)
Applicants should apply for a junior fellowship if they have received their PhD degree within the period of 0 months to 5 years from time of recruitment (1 July 2019). Junior fellowship contracts are offered for 12-24 months; 24 months being the general duration.

Applicants should apply for a senior fellowship if they have 5+ years of experience from PhD graduation at time of recruitment (1 July 2019), and should be at a level of their career where they have had postdoc fellowships or similar and are ready academically to enter the next level of the career ladder. Senior fellowship contracts are offered for 3-12 months; 12 months being the general duration.

Applications should be based on the details of the full call text, which can be downloaded at
www.dtu.dk/COFUNDpostdoc.

Applications must be submitted via DTU’s online submission service at
www.career.dtu.dk. Applications received by other means will not be considered.

Applications must contain all the requested annexes in the following order:

  1. Research plan* (maximum of 5 (A4) pages)
  2. Signed host statement*
  3. Prioritised CV and List of Publications*
  4. Ethics issues table*
  5. PhD documentation (or declaration from supervisor)

The research plan must be arranged in advance with the host at DTU and should be formulated to be comprehensible to reviewers without core expertise in the research field in question.

Application deadline is
23 February 2019 (23.59, CET).

For more information about the Programme please visit
www.dtu.dk/COFUNDpostdoc or contact the secretariat at oerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk.

DTU welcomes applications from all interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion and ethnic background.

To apply, please click the link “apply online”, fill in the online application form and attach your application.

Apply online

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Saturday February 23rd, 2019