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Postdoc in Offshore Wind Power Grid Connection and Integration

– Come join the team that will solve one of the biggest challenges of wind power today
 

The Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) is seeking one or two Postdoctoral researchers working with Grid integration and control of offshore wind power. You will be part of the international team carrying out research in wind power integration and control, where the working language is English.

 

DTU Wind Energy is a mission driven university department with a vision to be the preferred university partner for the global wind energy sector. The department creates value for society through integration of research with education, innovation and research-based consultancy within key fields central to the development and use of wind energy.

 

The position will be in the Section for Integration and Planning (INP). Research in INP is oriented towards issues that are relevant for industrial development and applications, and we work in projects with system integration, control concepts for wind turbines, wind power plants, electrical components, grid connection and large-scale wind energy penetration.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

Offshore wind power is now developing rapidly in Northern Europe. So far, the offshore wind power development has mainly taken place in the North Sea Region, but offshore wind energy has a significant potential in other places as well.

 

In order to accommodate the full potential of Europe’s offshore wind power resources, network infrastructures are required, linking offshore wind power hubs and onshore grids in different countries. The HVDC technology is applied for offshore interconnectors between countries and recently also for grid connection of clusters of offshore wind power plants which are located far from the land. At the same time, the increased requirements for grid integration of wind power technology (onshore and offshore) are pushing towards the development of experimental facilities used for validation of new electrical design and control technologies, for both AC and DC connections.

 

You will work with grid integration of offshore wind power:

  • Offshore wind via HVDC technology, both utdsing voltage-source-converters (VSC) and diode-rectifier units (DRU)
  • Wind turbine converter control and electrical design
  • Grid forming and blackstart from wind power plants

You are also expected to contribute to the development of converter based laboratory setup aimed at facilitating R&D on grid integration of offshore wind power.

 

Further, you will contribute to teaching and supervision of MSc and PhD students.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

 

You are required to have excellent knowledge of:

  • wind power technology
  • wind turbine converter control
  • documented experience with (at least one) power engineering simulation tool e.g. PSCAD, PowerFactory, Simscape Power Systems
  • grid codes (AC and DC)
  • RMS and/or EMT simulations of wind turbine converters and MMC HVDC links

You are expected to have documented experience with converter based experimental systems.

 
Other qualifications:
  • ability to work independently towards the research goals
  • ability to collaborate with other researchers
  • fluency in communicating, reading and writing English
  • excellent track record of papers in conferences and journals
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
The period of employment is 2 years.
 

The place of work will be DTU Wind Energy, Risø Campus at Roskilde.

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Jens Carsten Hansen, +45 4677 5074 or Professor Nicolaos Cutululis, +45 2132 4965.

 
You can read more about DTU Wind Energy on www.vindenergi.dk
 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 30 September 2019 (local time)
 

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

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

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

 

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

 

The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the wind industry. 

 

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 30 September 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

PhD scholarship on Insect-based Ingredients in Fish Feed

DTU Aqua seeks a candidate for a three-year PhD scholarship in the area of fish nutrition to study and explore the nutritional value of insect-based ingredients in fish feed. The PhD position is available in the Section for Aquaculture (located at the North Sea Science Park in Hirtshals, Denmark) at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua). Expected starting date is December 1st 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

 
Project description

Aquaculture production is steadily rising and there is an increasing need for fish feed protein produced in a sustainable manner. To resolve this, the use of available resources must be optimized and previously considered waste products might be turned into valuable products (waste valorisation). Fish produced in aquaculture is an important source of protein in human nutrition but increasing fish, feed costs, due to expensive raw ingredients, challenge the production. To accommodate this, insects grown on waste products may substitute traditional fish feed ingredients.

 

This scholarship focuses on the nutritional value and associated effects of including insect-based ingredients, such as black soldier fly larvae, in fish feed. The project involves optimization of insect nutrient composition (amino acid and fatty acid composition), incorporation into fish feed, and subsequent studies on nutrient uptake and utilization by fish such as rainbow trout and tilapia. This may include studying the activity of digestive enzymes as well as the coupling between plasma amino acid availability and the regulation of protein synthesis. Live fish trials will be carried out in state-of-the-art mass-balance setups and associated laboratories. Amino acid digestibility and plasma amino acid availability will be studied using UPLC, and indicators of protein synthesis in tissue samples may be quantified using, e.g., Western Blotting and specific antibodies. The scholarship will be carried out in close collaboration with industrial partners.


Qualifications
Candidates should hold a Master’s degree (M.Sc., M.Eng., or similar degree) in the field of e.g., animal nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, or aquaculture science. The ideal candidate has a strong background and interest in feed, nutrition, and nutritional biochemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • A relevant background in nutrition and nutritional biochemistry
  • Practical lab experience
  • Practical experience in performing and sampling live animal trials
  • Experience with UPLC and Western Blotting
  • Innovative skills, ability to generate new ideas and to implement them in practice
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and language skills

In addition, a driver’s license (or acquisition thereof) is a must, and a good sense of humor will be appreciated.

 

Approval and Enrolment

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

 

Assessment
Assessment of the applicants, with focus on qualifications listed above, will be made by Senior Scientist Anne Johanne Tang Dalsgaard and Senior Scientist Ivar Lund, DTU Aqua.  

 

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

Salary and appointment terms

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

  

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 

Further information
For further information about the project, please contact Senior Scientist Anne Johanne Tang Dalsgaard; jtd@aqua.dtu.dk or Senior Scientist Ivar Lund; il@aqua.dtu.dk

 
General information may be obtained from Rikke Hansen rikh@aqua.dtu.dk (+45) 3588 3001.
 

Please do not send applications by e-mail but apply online as described below.

 

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 September 2019

 

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter, max 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, if any)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

 

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

 

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

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 290 employees of whom 120 are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections, which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana. You can read more about DTU Aqua on www.aqua.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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 20 September 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday September 20th, 2019

PhD position: Strain Controlled Electronics Properties of Complex Oxide Heterostructures

Do you want to work in the field of advanced materials and be involved in high profile research project on the forefront of science?

 

We have an available position as a PhD student in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy), Technical Universityof Denmark (DTU) on a research project dealing with implementation of a new strain device to oxide interfaces while using angle- resolved photoemission (ARPES) experiments to directly measure the electronic structure of these systems at the Swiss Light Source – SLS at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). This is a collaborative work within the EuroTech Universities Alliance where another PhD working on related area will be hired at the in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in collaboration with the large-scale facilities at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

 
Research project

Oxide heterostructures, such as the canonical LaAlO3/SrTiO3heterostructure, have gained immense attention recently as they exhibit a wealth of exciting and co-existing properties including gate-tunable superconductivity, ferromagnetism and persistent photocurrent. As many of these properties go well beyond what is typically used in traditional electronics based on semiconductors, the oxides have the potential for being used to design novel electronic components based on fundamentally different operating principles or energy-saving strategies. We have for several years worked extensively on SrTiO3-based heterostructures and discovered a multitude of exciting properties. Using external strain stimuli applied to the same sample is still largely an unexplored topic and, if achieved, could open the door to fine tuning of physical properties in thin film oxides in a new and elegant way, leading to exciting research in emerging materials and applications. The goal of this PhD project is to implement and operate a newly designed strain device to apply continuous external stress on bare SrTiO3, SrTiO3–based and TiO2-based oxide interfaces while using angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES) experiments to directly measure the resulting electronic structure at the Swiss Light Source – SLS at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

 
The overall aims are therefore:
  1. To implement the new strain device on thin films oxides;
  2. To use the strain device while performing ARPES for characterizing the electronic structure.

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent), preferably in a physics, nanoscience, or a materials science-related discipline. 

 
The following qualifications are requested:
  • A good drive and high motivation
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Being able to work independently and in a team
Candidates with the following qualifications are preferred:
  • Experience in setting up new equipment and writing software
  • Experience in large scale facilities
  • Experience with cryostats and magnetotransport measurements
  • Experience in pulsed laser deposition of oxides and metal deposition
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by the Head of section Prof. Nini Pryds (nipr@dtu.dk).

 

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
We offer

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

For further information please contact Prof. Nini Pryds (nipr@dtu.dk), Prof. Milan Radovic (milan.radovic@psi.ch) or Dr. Dennis Valbjørn Christensen (dechr@dtu.dk)

 

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

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 3 September 2019.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

DTU 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 http://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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 3 September 2019
Unit: DTU Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday September 3rd, 2019

Postdoc/PhD position in Fluidics for Hyperpolarized Metabolic Magnetic Resonance

Center for Hyperpolarization in Magnetic Resonance invites applications for a PhD or Post-doc position.

Center for Hyperpolarization in Magnetic Resonance (HYPERMAG) is a center of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. We are part of the Center for Magnetic Resonance (
www.cmr.healthtech.dtu.dk) at the department of Health Technology and conduct research in metabolic MRI and NMR. Our research is conducted in collaboration with universities, hospitals and healthcare companies both nationally and internationally. Our main educational responsibility is within the BSc and MSc program in BioMedical Engineering in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Our mission is to address basic scientific questions of hyperpolarization by Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) to enable new applications of Magnetic Resonance in the study of biochemical reactions in real-time in vivo and in vitro. The group has high-resolution NMR systems of various types (e.g. Agilent, RS2D and Magritek), several polarizers (home-built and Hypersense), a cell lab, chemistry lab and electronics labs. We are 20-25 researchers and support staff.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be responsible for 

  • The development of a robust sample transfer system between the dDNP polarizer and NMR equipment. With the purpose to reproducibly conduct metabolite identification experiments (fast transfer of bulk samples) and to conduct tracer studies in cell suspension (transfer of substrates and mixing with cells/infusion of hyperpolarized substrate). In particularly to ensure fast, automated and efficient transfer and mixing of the cells with the hyperpolarized substrate.
  • Making the transfer and mixing system compatible with a bioreactor for longitudinal studies of cell cultures.
  • As a PhD student you will further be responsible to apply the integrated transfer, mixing and bioreactor system on specific biological systems.
  • As a Post doc you will be a key collaborator for the biological sub-group of Hypermag for the application of the integrated transfer, mixing and bioreactor system to longitudinal studies on various cell lines in other projects.
Qualifications
Candidates should hold a Master (PhD position) or PhD degree (postdoc position) within the field of analytical chemistry or equivalent.
  • Hands on experience with fluidics and mechanics such as HPLC systems
  • Core interest in development of technical solutions for biological research
  • Experience with NMR
  • Experience with cell studies
  • You are driven by pushing boundaries
  • You enjoy working with complex topics
  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments
Approval and Enrolment (only relevant for PhD candidates)
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 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 PhD position is for 3 years. The postdoc position is for 2 years.

The work place is DTU Lyngby campus.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Jan Ardenkjær-Larsen, tel.: +45 4525 3918.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 September 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • PhD diploma (if applying for a post-doc position)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here – if applying for a PhD position)
Candidates may apply for a PhD position prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 September 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Magnetic Imaging of Nerve Structure and Function

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoc candidate to work on novel application scenarios for a new generation of magnetometers that are based on Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) Centers in Diamond. NV-based magnetometers offer exciting possibilities as they combine excellent sensitivity with high spatial resolution and work at ambient temperatures. The PostDoc will contribute to the interdisciplinary BioQ project, which aims to establish novel ways to leverage the these possibilities in order to measure the function and structure of central and peripheral nerve cells.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your main role in the project will be on the exploration of novel application scenarios for functional imaging using accurate simulations of the magnetic fields created by neural activity in-vivo and in-vitro. In addition, you will explore the possibility to use the magnetic properties of specific nerve structures for magnetometry-based structural imaging. This information will directly feed into the development of new magnetometry setups and help the interpretation of the experimentally acquired data.

BioQ is a collaborative project involving DTU Physics (Prof. Ulrik Lund Andersen and Assoc. Prof. Alexander Huck), DTU Health (Assoc. Prof. Axel Thielscher), Copenhagen University (Assoc. Prof. Jean-Francois Marie Perrier) and the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (Prof. Hartwig R. Siebner).

You will join the 
Neurophysics group headed by Axel Thielscher that develops advanced biophysical methods for transcranial brain stimulation and recording of neural activity. You will work in a highly multidisciplinary project team that comprises activities at the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen University and the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics, computer science, biomedical engineering or equivalent academic qualifications. Prior experience in biophysical modelling, volume conductor models, biomedical signal analysis or neural modelling are desirable. Good programming skills in Matlab and/or Python and experience in NEURON are considered a plus.

While the candidate’s focus will be on exploring and optimizing new application scenarios via realistic simulations, he or she should have a general interest to contribute to the interdisciplinary project. The successful candidate should be highly motivated and have the ability to efficiently structure his or her own work while at the same time being willing to contribute to the BioQ project team.

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

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

The employment will be at DTU Health Tech, but the candidate will be involved in the relevant project parts of the collaborators. This setting will ensure that the candidate can benefit from the synergy in this interdisciplinary project. Working language is English. Proficiency in Danish is not required.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Axel Thielscher, axthi@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 5313.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 15 October 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday October 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Accurate and Fast Auditory Virtual Reality Implementation

We are looking for a promising candidate, with an interest in the science of acoustics, to start a PhD project on auditory virtual reality implementation. The project will be based on accurate room acoustic simulations, with the main application area of building design evaluation.

In the Acoustic Technology group at DTU Elektro, we conduct research in computational acoustics, architectural acoustics, indoor/outdoor sound field analysis, acoustic meta materials, numerical methods and optimization, vibration, and transducers.

We believe that there is potential for great synergy, collaboration and cooperation with your future colleagues within relevant areas, such as computational room acoustics, room boundary modeling, auditory virtual reality, sound field reconstruction, multi-sensory perceptual evaluations and more.

Virtual reality (VR) has drawn much attention for many engineering applications, providing virtual experience and allowing holistic evaluations of virtual interactive scenarios.

Its visual quality has matured significantly in the recent years, but its auditory counterpart needs to be improved in terms of accuracy and speed. We are expecting that you, through this PhD-project, can work with us to figure out how we reach high quality auditory perception through VR systems.

We believe that the main challenge is a heavy computational expenditure for accurate acoustic simulations and effective implementation of an audio-visual VR system. The main application areas include professional acoustics design evaluations in buildings, sound preference evaluation in self-driving vehicles, last but not least, video games and virtual entertainment systems.

Responsibilities and tasks
This project will investigate state-of-the art computational room acoustics methods that can be used for interactive auditory virtual reality systems. Our ultimate research question is 
  • How can we reach a (almost) real-time interactive virtual reality system based on accurate room acoustic simulators?
There are several researchers working together in the area of computational acoustics and auditory virtual reality tools at ACT/DTU and currently it has not been clearly defined what should be investigated in this PhD project. Potential research topics are listed as follow and candidates should be familiar with one of the followings. The tasks and responsibilities of this project will get clearer during the interview process (also in connection to the candidate’s profile, interest, and competences) 
  • Accurate computational methods for room acoustics (most likely the wave-based methods or hybrid methods) accelerated by high performance computing and machine learning
  • Virtual reality methods suitable for accurate auditory perception
  • Fundamental knowledge on multi-sensory evaluations in realistic scenarios, mainly between visual and auditory sense
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a relevant M.Sc. degree, such as acoustics, physics, mathematics, computer science, electrical, mechanical, architectural or civil engineering, who has experience in either Computational acoustics methods in rooms and buildings or,
  • High performance computing and machine learning or,
  • Virtual reality tools including acoustic signal processing or,
  • Subjective testing with combined audio-visual stimuli.
As a PhD student you are a part of a creative, supportive and stimulating scientific environment, and you will participate in and contribute to scientific meetings where you will meet and share ideas with colleagues. You will have the opportunity to develop your theoretical and experimental skills, and will interact with thought leaders and experts in topics related to your project from all around the world.

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 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 Associate Professor Cheol-Ho Jeong and Associate Professor/Head of ACT Finn Agerkvist.

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

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

This PhD will be a part of a highly motivated acoustic research team at DTU on computational acoustics and auditory virtual reality. This PhD will also interact closely with an excellent research team at TU Eindhoven (TU/e) in the Netherlands in the form of co-supervision and external stay.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Cheol-Ho Jeong, chj@elektro.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3934.

You can read more about the Acoustic Technology Group on
www.act.elektro.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 2 September 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

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 DTU department within electrical and biomedical engineering. We conduct research within acoustics, antenna and microwave technology, audiology, biomedical engineering, electric technology, power electronics, playware and robotics.  An important part of this research is carried out in close cooperation with the industry and international research institutions. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. We educate engineers within electrical engineering technologies as well as biomedical engineering, offering studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 2 September 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday September 2nd, 2019

PhD position in Stochastic Filtering, Control and Identification

DTU Compute’s section for Dynamical Systems, invite applications for a PhD position focusing on probabilistic forecasting of electricity load and production from renewable energy sources. The Position is available from September 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service and human endeavour.

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

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

The PhD project will focus on methods for real-time forecasting. This calls for methods that are able to handle changes of the parameters due to eg. dirtiness of PV panels, changes in the roughness of the surrounding terrain, and changes of the MET-models. In future energy systems the flexibility at the consumer level has to be unlocked in order to provide a balance between production and load. This calls for new methods for demand response, which again will lead to new challenges for load forecasting. Adaptivity is important for both state-of-the-art methods for point forecasting, like  temporal hierarchies and SDE based methods. In principle two different principles will be considered. One approach is to formulate the model and the forecasts using penalized optimization, and another method is to introduce time-varying hidden parameters into the models.

Responsibility and tasks
You are expected to 

  • work closely and constructively together with the involved companies and partners in various projects and researchers at DTU-Compute
  • develop methods for forecasting as described above
  • contribute to the successful implementation of the methods
  • evaluate forecast quality
Qualifications
The applicants should have: 
  • Master degree (or equivalent) in engineering or statistic
  • Experience in stochastic modeling of continuous time (SDE) systems
  • Experience in programming with R
  • Experience in mathematical/statistical modeling, optimization, and estimation
Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to:
  • research potential
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • the ability to communicate at all levels in English
  • good problem solving skills
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. The position is a full-time position.

The place of work will be at DTU Compute, Dynamical Systems section (Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
You are welcome to contact Assoc. Prof. Jan Kloppenborg Møller at jkmo@dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 2 September 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

About DTU Compute
DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

About DTU
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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 2 September 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday September 2nd, 2019

Postdoc in Applied Statistical Modelling and Machine Learning

Starting at October 1st 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, a postdoc

position is offered at the Section for Statistics and Data Analysis, a part of Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Compute). Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department, covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavor.

You will be working within the area of applied statistics, focusing on synthesizing statistical modeling with tools such as statistical learning; aspects of machine learning, deep learning and standard statistical analysis tools where appropriate, based on a data driven approach. Both method justification in terms of theoretical considerations and practical feasibility will be part of the work.

Responsibilities and tasks
PACE – Proactive Care for the Elderly with Dementia – is a partnership formed by DTU Compute, Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transition at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Skovhuset (Hillerød Municipality),  The SIF group, Copenhagen Business Hub and Kullegaard. PACE is financed by Innovation Fund Denmark.

You will, as a part of PACE, explore Big Data to detect changes in practices among elderly with dementia, aiming at preventing hospitalizations, by combining information from already existing technologies. The project is about extracting this information from data, and put it to practical use.
 

  • With basis in longitudinal sensor information from intelligent floors, sensor staffs, alarm calls and additional sensor- and other information, you will build a procedure that, for each of the individual nursing home residents followed, will construct a concept of ‘normal behavior’, detected on an automatized basis. You will make the construction in such a way that natural variation in sensor readings etc. is incorporated to not indicate that the resident is changing behavior and will not trigger a violation of the individual ‘normal behavior’ concept. Building this procedure is the main task of the project.
  • You will detect and classify changes that fall outside normal behavior, such that expected reasons and implications from a specific deviation from normal behavior can be studied, essentially giving a pointer towards which disease (if any) that caused the deviation, and the severity of the implications.
  • New user interfaces to implement the big data analytics will be designed in participation with you, in a way that matches daily need for healthcare staff, and aim at providing a standard for future nursing homes.
Qualifications
You should have a PhD degree or equivalent academic qualifications within mathematics/statistics, computational science and engineering, engineering, or equivalent areas. Programming skills in at least one language such as R, Matlab, Python, Java or C is essential.

You should, in addition, have an interest in seeing mathematics, statistics and machine learning be put to practical use, and appreciate to operate among professionals from several disciplines far from technical science, while still being placed in a department that has this as its main focus.

  • You have the ability to deal with statistical modeling in Big Data, the central qualification.
  • You have excellent collaboration skills to match close collaboration and an interdisciplinary environment, and mastering of the English language, are essentials.
  • At the same time, you are innovative and enterprising, and enjoy sharing your ideas with colleagues.

Preference will be given to candidates who can document sound experience in applied statistics / machine learning, and/or a documented record of algorithm development.

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

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

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from head of project Anders Stockmarr, tel.: +45 4525 3332, anst@dtu.dk, or Head of Section Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll, tel.: +45 4525 3413, bker@dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Compute at
www.compute.dtu.dk/english.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 September 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications will be evaluated continuously.

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

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

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

Deadline: 15 September 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Model-based Optimal Energy Operation and Management Strategies for Multi-Energy Industrial Symbiosis

The Center for Electric Power an Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for a 3-year PhD position in the area of “Model-based optimal energy operation and management strategies for multi-energy industrial symbiosis with high share of renewables”. The project will build on recent research works and achievements in integrated energy systems and market-based flexibility management at DTU.

A multi-energy industrial symbiosis is a powerful mechanism for creating a circular economy and innovative revenue streams by simply letting stakeholders sited in the same industrial region work together. The objective of this PhD project is to develop multi-objective oriented energy management and operation strategies, to be applied in a live Danish industrial symbiosis example with highly integrated electricity, heat and gas infrastructure and high share of renewables, i.e. GreenLabSkive. The developed strategies shall support decision-makings for short-term scheduling and real-time dispatch of the regional multi-energy system, considering various revenue streams, operational limits of individual plants and energy networks, and temporal features of various information flows e.g. forecasts of energy prices.

Responsibilities and tasks
The proposed PhD study will develop model-based operation and management strategies for a live Danish industrial symbiosis that consists of combined heat and power plant, wind and solar power plants, electrolysis, biogas plant, energy storage units and electricity/heat/gas networks. In addition to developing dynamic models of the involved technologies and energy networks, the PhD project intends to answer the following research questions: 

  • How to model and represent integrated flexibility of integrated multiple energy systems
  • How to stack optimally multiple revenue streams in different energy sectors (heat/electricity/gas) and marketplaces (energy trading, energy balancing and congestion management) in order to achieve maximum economic gains?
  • How operation and dispatch strategies influence sizing and configuration of industrial symbiosis?
  • How can integrated multi-energy operation contribute to energy system resilience, e.g. islanded operation?
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 has experience with energy system modeling (electricity/heat/gas), optimization, electricity markets, and with an interest in programming.
Preference will be given to candidates with: 
  • A relevant background in electrical engineering, energy systems, applied mathematics
  • Knowledge of energy network operation and management, energy markets, optimal dispatch and operation of energy systems
  • Good Software design and programming skills e.g., Python, Matlab, GAMS
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and language skills
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 Dr. Shi You, Senior Scientist, DTU Elektro, Main supervisor, Henrik W. Bindner, Senior Scientist, DTU Elektro, Co-supervisor, and Marie Münster, Professor, DTU Management, Co-supervisor.

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

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

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

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

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 September 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

DTU 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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 30 September 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Strategic Maintenance Optimization in Asset Management

Would you like to obtain a PhD and work in close collaboration with industry on developing future operational maintenance strategies and Asset Management?

Then you might be our new colleague at the Section for Engineering Design and Product Development at DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The section focuses on product design as well as systematic development of products and service systems. Applied research is central to the projects at the section and there is a wide portfolio of collaborations with companies of different organizational sizes and within different industries. The Section’s strong competencies and knowledge within design methods is being expanded with a new focus on operational activities to reflect the development in industry.

The field of research focuses on systematic optimization of maintenance operations in asset management with an initial focus on the oil and gas industry. The research focuses on process optimization and asset management and relies on a quantitative approach, where historical data is analysed and future scenarios simulated, to create solutions that have sustainable impact on future operations.

Responsibilities and tasks
The overall objective is to develop models for describing and developing modular maintenance architectures for entire systems. This requires that maintenance tasks can be segmented in order to optimize and configure maintenance strategies for the different segments. The benefit is a decrease in non-value adding variance and an increase in the effectiveness of the maintenance.

In your daily work, you will be a part of a dedicated research team that works in close collaboration on developing the research field. You will face a steep learning curve and experience direct industry collaboration with a big international company. You will be able to create value in both academia and industry and therefore have a strong position to continue your career within both.

In practice, the job will require you to:
 

  • Manage and carry through your own research project, be self-starting and to take initiative in shaping and driving your project forward.
  • Work in structured and data-driven manner in order to analyse, synthesize and develop maintenance architecture methodology.
  • Take relevant PhD courses (30 ECTS).
  • Publish in international peer reviewed journals and write a PhD thesis.
  • Actively engage in teamwork with the other PhD students as well as with industry partners.
  • Facilitate workshops and meetings with colleagues and company stakeholders.
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 is conducted by the Head of Section, Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen and might involve rounds of both virtual and in person interviews.

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.

Primary workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, but with frequent visits at the collaboration partner Maersk Oil in Esbjerg.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen, tel.: +45 4525 6275.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 September 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within
Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 140 persons, 100 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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 7 September 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday September 7th, 2019

Postdoc in Protease Network Degradomics

The section for Protein Science and Biotherapeutics at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine has an opening for a position as postdoctoral researcher. The position will be available from October 2019 or soon thereafter.

The successful applicant will work within the research group ‘Protease Network Degradomics’ headed by Professor Ulrich auf dem Keller.

 

In our research group, we apply and develop advanced positional proteomics workflows to identify proteases, elucidate their interactions and determine their substrates in inflammation, repair and regeneration. With a major focus on the skin, we aim at elucidating interdependent proteolytic pathways and their disturbance in disease to provide a basis for the development of novel strategies for diagnostics and therapeutic intervention.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

Within a research project funded by the LEO Foundation, the newly recruited postdoctoral researcher will work on the functional characterization of newly identified protease targets in skin inflammation and repair.

 
Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in a life sciences discipline, have excellent communication skills and be extensively trained in protein biochemistry, cell culture systems and biological sample preparation. Critical for this position is advanced experience with organotypic skin cultures and CRISPR genome editing. Prior experience in mass spectrometry-based proteomics is not mandatory but would be advantageous.

 

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

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

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

The positions will be located at the DTU Lyngby campus in a newly established research building hosting ultra-modern laboratories for protein science and the DTU Proteomics Core with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers. 

Initially, the position is for 2 years.

 
Further Information

Additional information may be obtained from Prof. Ulrich auf dem Keller, uadk@dtu.dk

 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 September 2019.
 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Deadline: 15 September 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Renewable Energy Forecasting

The Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark seeks a highly-talented applicant for a 3-year PhD position with focus on modern aspects of renewable energy forecasting. The PhD Student will join the Energy Analytics & Markets group, part of the Centre for Electric Power and Energy. The PhD scholarship is sponsored by DTU, though interaction is expected with a number of ongoing and future projects e.g. EU project Smart4RES.

The project seeks to develop and evaluate novel approaches to renewable energy forecasting with emphasis placed on high dimensionality (jointly considering thousands of sites), privacy-preserving distributed learning, online learning and linkage to data markets. It will build on recent research works and achievements in forecasting and markets at DTU.

The Centre for Electric Power and Energy has received increased recognition internationally for its contribution to both methodological and application-related aspects of modern power system engineering. A key area of focus is on integration of high shares of variable and partly predictable renewable power production through the design of appropriate market mechanisms allowing for efficient and reliable power system operation, while ensuring a proper redistribution of increased social welfare. The Energy Analytics & Markets group is currently involved in a number of cutting-edge projects for the design and operation of such electricity markets (e.g., the Energy Collective), for the generalization to markets for integrated energy systems (e.g., CITIES – Center for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems in Cities, SCA and EnergyLab Nordhavn), or for the proposal of new approaches to energy analytics, like learning and probabilistic forecasting in high dimensions and data markets for instance (EU project Smart4RES).

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task is to propose and analyse novel forecasting models, approaches to forecasting in high dimensions, as well as verification techniques to accommodate very high resolution forecasting contexts, as well as focus on extremely large portfolios of sites, in other order of thousands. Some of this work is to link to ongoing projects in renewable energy forecasting, also linking to the design and deployment of distributed computing and data markets.

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a two-year MSc (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year MSc. The ideal candidate has experience with energy systems (heat and electricity), sustainable energy, optimization, electricity markets, and with an interest in programming. Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • A relevant background in energy systems (heat and electricity), applied mathematics statistics and forecasting
  • Relevant programming skills in e.g., R, Python and Julia
  • The ability to understand the scientific literature and implement cutting edge proposals in real-world cases
  • Innovative skills, ability to generate new ideas and to implement them in practice
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and language skills
  • An all-round experience basis
  • An interest in blockchain technology and applications in energy.

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

Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Pierre Pinson.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Pierre Pinson, tel.: +45 2398 3221.

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

Application

Please submit your online application no later than 25 August 2019 (local time)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 25 August 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday August 25th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Modeling and Experiment on Polymer-based Chips for Acoustofluidics

A 3-year PhD scholarship, starting October or November 2019, is available in the field of ultrasound acoustofluidics supervised by Prof. Henrik Bruus, www.staff.dtu.dk/bruusat the Department of Physics. We study the fundamental physics of fluids and solid mechanics under external forcing, such as ultrasound, at the micro- and nanometer scale, and we perform numerical simulations of selected systems in international collaborations with various experimental groups. Our main focus is basic research but we also encourage and support collaboration with industry partners. Our group typically has up to eight members including faculty members, postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduate students, see www.fysik.dtu.dk/microfluidics.

 

The scholarship “Modeling and experiment on polymer-based chips for acoustofluidics” is part of the Innovation Fund Denmark IF-Eurostars-2019 research project “Acoustofluidic blood plasma separation polymer chip for Point-of-Care diagnostics (ACOUPLAST)” involving the industrial partners AcouSort AB (Lund, SE) and Ortofon A/S (Nakskov, DK) and academic partners at Lund University and DTU. ACOUPLAST aims to develop a polymer acoustofluidic chip for high-performing, fast and cost-effective blood plasma separation, to enable healthcare and veterinary Point-of-Care (PoC) diagnostics. One main task of the PhD scholarship is to implement our novel whole-system-resonance principle on microscale acoustofluidic systems, Moiseyenko and Bruus, Phys. Rev. Appl. 11, 014014 (2019) 1–14 [pdf], for numerical studies and optimization of designs of efficient all-polymer acoustofluidic devices. We use continuum physics modeling to establish the governing equations, and we implement numerical models of the devices in Comsol Multiphysics.  The other main task is to perform validation experiments in collaboration with our partners in Lund, and to assist with the fabrication and test of actual acoustofluidic devices.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

You will be responsible for

  • performing numerical modeling of acoustofluidics in all-polymer devices,
  • designing optimal polymer-based devices for acoustofluidic blood plasma separation,
  • assisting with the fabrication and experimental tests of actual acoustofluidic devices

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

 

We expect that you

  • implement and validate acoustofluidics models relevant for your research project,
  • deliver modeling and experimental results of high quality,
  • collaborate effectively with experimentalists in the research consortium,
  • participate in team work with independent and original modeling contributions,
  • are excited to teach and to learn from other group members,
  • communicate your insights and results effectively both orally and in writing,
  • work with an outstanding drive and enthusiasm.
Approval and Enrolment

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

 

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Henrik
 
You can read more about Theoretical Microfluidics Group at www.fysik.dtu.dk/microfluidics
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 13 September 2019 (local time).
 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU 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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies

Deadline: 13 September 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday September 13th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Metabolomics of Spezialized Metabolites

We are seeking two highly motivated PhD students to join our international team at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and become part of the New Bioactive Compounds section. Within the Novo Nordisk Foundation funded Challenge Grant project “Integration of Informatics and Metabolic Engineering for the discovery of Novel Antibiotics (IIMENA)” you will actively contribute to develop and implement technologies in the field of natural product characterization and metabolic engineering to identify and produce novel secondary metabolites as potential future antibiotics. IIMENA is an international excellence project involving partner institutions from Spain and South Korea.

 

Position 2: Development and implementation of metabolomics-based methods to identify specialized metabolites in actinomycetes

 

Within the IIMENA project, we have identified a huge number of actinomycetes producing bioactive compounds active against our panel of clinical test organisms and/or having interesting biosynthetic pathways.

The aim of this PhD scholarship is to develop methods to efficiently identify and characterize products of specialized metabolite / secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters by

 

Responsibilities and tasks

 
Tasks of this thesis project include:
  • Isolation and characterization of specialized metabolites from actinomycetes, including products originating from heterologous hosts expressing foreign BGCs
  • Chemical characterization of the impacts of mutations in BGCs
  • Development of mass-spectrometry-based workflows and standardized analysis pipelines

You will work in close collaboration with the other project scientists at DTU and with the external project partners in Spain and South Korea.

 

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

 
Requirements:
  • You have excellent laboratory skills and practical experience of state-of-the-art chromatographic and analytical (mostly mass-spectrometry-based) methods and tools for purifying and characterizing natural products.
  • You have excellent knowledge of natural products chemistry; basic knowledge of metabolic engineering is highly advantageous
  • You like working with a high number of samples and datasets using computational pipelines and scripts
  • You have ambition, strong work ethics and attention to detail.
  • You have excellent communication and team-playing skills, but also the ability to work independently towards applied research goals in a multi-disciplinary international team of scientists.
  • You have excellent English skills for working in a highly international research group

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the candidates will be made by Prof. Dr. Tilmann Weber (IIMENA program leader)

 

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

 

Salary and appointment terms

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

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Dr. Tilmann Weber, email: tiwe@biosustain.dtu.dk.

 
You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk
 
Application

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

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developing next generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production of high-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The center uses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biology ensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes.

 

The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associated technologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities and assembles world leaders in the field thus offering a unique platform providing excellent 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 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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 4 September 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday September 4th, 2019

PhD position in Machine Learning Quantum

The section for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated candidate for a PhD position within the area of artificial intelligence (AI) for prediction of electronic properties of crystalline materials.

The successful candidates will develop and use AI-based algorithms for predicting electronic properties, e.g. formation energies, electronic band structures, and optical absorption spectra, of crystalline solids exploiting the vast amount of materials data provided by existing open databases including the Computational Materials Repository developed at and maintained by the group. In the last phase of the project the developed methods will be used to explore novel structure-property relations and screen vast hypothetical materials spaces (in terms of chemical composition and crystal structure) to identify new candidate materials for opto-electronic applications.

CAMD offers an international and scientifically stimulating working environment at the Department of Physics, DTU, located in the northern Copenhagen area. The group has strong connections to local experimental groups within the VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals and the Center for Nanostructured Graphene.

Substantial computational resources are available for the project through the DTU-supercomputer facility Niflheim. The position is part of a strategic alliance with Aalto University and will involve visits to the group of Prof. Patrick Rinke.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Master educations. Knowledge of machine learning and quantum mechanics is an advantage as is programming experience (e.g. Python, C, C++). Furthermore, the candidate should be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. Good communication skills in both spoken and written English, are a requirement.

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled at the Physics PhD School at DTU. 

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


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

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 position is available immediately, and must start in 2019.

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2019 (local time)

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

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

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

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

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

DTU 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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies

Deadline: 1 September 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Metabolic Engineering of Spezialized Metabolite Production

We are seeking two highly motivated PhD students to join our international team at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and become part of the New Bioactive Compounds section. Within the Novo Nordisk Foundation funded Challenge Grant project “Integration of Informatics and Metabolic Engineering for the discovery of Novel Antibiotics (IIMENA)” you will actively contribute to develop and implement technologies in the field of natural product characterization and metabolic engineering to identify and produce novel secondary metabolites as potential future antibiotics. IIMENA is an international excellence project involving partner institutions from Spain and South Korea.

 

Position 1: Development and implementation of state-of-the art tools for identification and characterization of actinomycete specialized metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters and their enzymes

 

Within the IIMENA project, we have identified a huge number of actinomycetes producing bioactive compounds active against our panel of clinical test organisms and/or having interesting biosynthetic pathways.

The aim of this PhD scholarship is to develop methods to efficiently engineer these strains, for example by extending our actinomycete CRISPR-toolkit and demonstrate their versatility by characterizing novel biosynthetic gene clusters and/or enzymes encoded in these gene clusters.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

 
Tasks of this thesis project include:
  • You will take part in our collaborative genome mining efforts for secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters
  • You will be responsible for using and improving our CRISPR-based tools to engineer antibiotics producing actinomycetes
  • You will test and evaluate these tools and methods on selected example strains identified within the iimena project
  • Your work will include engineering of the actinomycete producer strains (for example using CRISPR / CRISPRi)
  • Furthermore, you will assess the suitability of enzymes encoded in the BGCs for biotechnological applications

You will work in close collaboration with the other project scientists at DTU and with the external project partners in Spain and South Korea.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree in biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology or related field.

 
Requirements:
  • You have excellent laboratory skills and practical experience of state-of-the-art molecular microbiology methods and tools.
  • You have excellent knowledge of general microbiology and a good background in (ideally) natural products; knowledge and experimental experience in microbial natural products research, actinomycete biology or genetic / metabolic engineering are highly advantageous.
  • You have ambition, strong work ethics and attention to detail.
  • You have excellent communication and team-playing skills, but also the ability to work independently towards applied research goals in a multi-disciplinary international team of scientists.
  • You have excellent English skills for working in a highly international research group

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the candidates will be made by Prof. Dr. Tilmann Weber (IIMENA program leader)

 

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

 

Salary and appointment terms

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

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Dr. Tilmann Weber, email: tiwe@biosustain.dtu.dk

 

You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

 
Application

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

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developing next generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production of high-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The center uses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biology ensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes.

 

The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associated technologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities and assembles world leaders in the field thus offering a unique platform providing excellent 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 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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 4 September 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday September 4th, 2019

Postdoc in Augmented Reality Model of Human Hearing

We are looking for a qualified researcher to contribute to the development of an augmented reality model of human hearing. This is an educational project aiming to raise awareness and convey knowledge to the general public about the complex function, the physiology, and the pathophysiology of human hearing based on the current state of knowledge in the field. A focus will be on the most common facets of hearing loss, its manifestations at the various stages along the auditory pathway, and its physiological, perceptual, and social consequences.

 

Using an interdisciplinary and translational approach, we will collect the newest findings from the fields of audiology, physiology, modelling and psychology about the most common types of hearing loss and translate the implications of these findings into concepts with clinical relevance. In doing so, we will build the scientific foundation for an augmented-reality (AR) multimodal model of the auditory system, exportable to different formats (e.g., virtual reality, web, video, etc.). In a future phase of the project, we will create the model, and ultimately, the model will be made broadly available for educational purposes (e.g., at schools, universities, and hospitals), implemented in e-learning tools like “massive open online courses” (MOOCS), accessible to the general public via web and mobile interfaces, and distributed to physical entities (e.g., universities and science museums). In the end, this project has large potential for creating a significant impact in the education of the public and of professionals in the fields of hearing health.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

You will be working in a team with three other experienced researchers and will be responsible for the scientific contents of the model. In detail, you will:

  • Conduct an extensive literature review to gather recent scientific knowledge.
  • Translate implications of basic research into concepts with clinical relevance.
  • Define the structure, format, building blocks, contents, and dissemination format(s) of the model, in collaboration with external hearing scientists and clinicians.
  • Write scientific review articles for international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participate actively in scientific conferences and popular events related to education in hearing science.

During the course of the project, you will be able to utilize our international network of researchers to acquire the required multidisciplinary expertise for successful translation and implementation of the scientific material. In particular, you will have the opportunity to conduct short external stays at many different external institutions. Furthermore, you will identify and develop suitable ways to present the phenomena, which you identify as relevant, and use international conferences to discuss the material, as well as to find ways to supplement it. Based on the information you gather for these conferences and the feedback you receive, the team will collectively create a framework for the future model, and in particular, identify the most relevant subsets of information for various target audiences: from clinical personnel to university students to hearing scientists.

 

You will be part of a vibrant group of researchers with a lively intellectual and social culture. As a PostDoc you will participate and contribute to ongoing scientific discussions and will have the chance to interact with researchers of various fields of interest and background. With our unique connection to local clinics, a research spectrum ranging from fundamental research to translational and clinical applications will be possible.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

 

We are seeking highly motivated candidates who recently graduated with a PhD in hearing science, physiology, audiology, or another discipline related to hearing science. The candidate needs to have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to work in a team. You should be able to read and absorb scientific literature such that you can see both the details and the “bigger picture” in order to identify how a body of literature relates. Accordingly, you should be well-organized and detail-oriented. This project requires an interdisciplinary mindset, as well as the ability to anticipate various ways of thinking, motivated by the goal to foster interdisciplinary exchange and education.

 
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 place of employment will be DTU Lyngby Campus. The period of employment will be 2.5 years.

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Bastian Epp, +45 4525 3953, bepp@dtu.dk or Abigail Anne Kressner, aakress@dtu.dk

 

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

 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 2019 (local time).
 

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

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

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

 

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

 

DTU Health Tech creates health technology to improve health and well-being for humans in collaboration with companies, hospitals as well as national and international researchers.

The cross-disciplinarity at the department, which includes mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry and biology, provides the foundation for new and innovative technology for the future.

 

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 31 August 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019

PhD scholarship in mitigating the impact of PRV-3 infection in Rainbow trout production by high throughput diagnostic platforms

The DTU Institute for Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) invites applications for a PhD position in development of high throughput diagnostic platforms for mitigation of diseases in aquaculture. 

 

The project primarily aims to counteract a recently discovered viral disease in farmed Danish rainbow trout with high negative impact on modern aquaculture production based on environment friendly Recirculated Aquaculture Systems. 

 

The successful applicant will be based in the Unit for Fish and Shellfish Diseases at DTU Aqua, Building 202, DTU Campus in Kgs Lyngby. The PhD project is part of the GUDP project PRVent and will involve close collaboration with scientists and technical personnel in the team and with research partners in Norway.

 

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD study will focus on

 

1. Development and application of molecular and immunological tools for understanding host-pathogen interactions and predicting clinical disease outbreaks in farmed rainbow trout infected with PRV-3.

The reagents and tools to be developed include: Monoclonal antibodies directed against 3 major PRV-3 proteins for monitoring the virus infection in infected fish by immunohistochemistry, ELISA and other immunoassays, as well as for validating the Luminex technology for detection of PRV-3 specific antibodies in infected fish. 1) Fluorochrome-labelled oligonucleotide probes for detection of PRV-3 in fish tissues by In Situ Hybridization (FISH). 2) Development of recombinant PRV-3 proteins as antigens in serological assays for detection of PRV-3 specific antibodies in infected fish. 3) A high throughput PCR-assay for simultaneous detection/monitoring of PRV-3 genes and the fish immune response at mRNA level (Lab on a chip, Fluidigm).

 

2. Implementation of the developed tools and knowledge acquired in design of fish stock management strategies for mitigating production losses related to PRV-3.

 

Qualifications
The candidate is a motivated scientist with relevant experience from a MSc Study program and from subsequent employments. Ideally, you have a master in molecular biology, veterinary medicine, immunology, or equivalent. 

Furthermore the ideal candidate has:
  • Course in Laboratory animal science, EU Function AD (formerly FELASA category B) or ABD (formerly FELASA Category C)
  • Good laboratory skills
  • Good collaboration and communication skills (written and oral English)
  • Structured and analytical working approach
  • Experience with publication of scientific research

Approval and Enrolment

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

 

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Niels Jørgen Olesen.

 

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. 

 

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Niels Jørgen Olesen: 
njol@aqua.dtu.dk , +45 3588 6831 or +45 2924 4310.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

DTU Aqua provides research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 350 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organised into eight scientific sections, which carry out the research, educational, advisory and innovation activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessels. DTU Aqua has at present employees in Lyngby, Hirtshals, Nykøbing Mors and Silkeborg.

 

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 1 September 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

PhD scholarship in High-resolution transmission electron microscopy of catalytic nanoparticle surfaces

The Characterization Section at DTU Nanolab is seeking an outstanding candidate for a position as PhD student. The main focus of the characterization section is to advance the field of electron microscopy applied to both hard and soft matter. This involves the application of state-of-the-art aberration corrected transmission electron microscopies and scanning electron microscopies in conjunction with in situ approaches to study materials under conditions approaching those under which they operate.

 

The student will be part of a research project in collaboration with DTU Physics on developing deep learning methods for automated and quantitative analysis of atomic-resolution electron microscopy images acquired both conventionally as well as in situ.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

You will be responsible for electron microscopy characterization at high resolution of relevant catalyst samples. Most work will be done in a gaseous environment at elevated temperatures where reaction products can be measured using online mass spectroscopy. The aim is to understand the responses of catalytically active surfaces to changes in the environment and to correlate these changes to a measured catalytic activity. The data will provide input for automated analysis approaches applying deep learning algorithms developed at Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at the Department of Physics at DTU.

 

You will be employed in the Characterization Section at DTU Nanolab where you will be working closely with PhD students, post docs and faculty members using various electron-beam based techniques. You will be collaborating with the theoretical scientists in the Department of Physics, a leading department in surface science and catalysis.

 

During your employment as a PhD student, you will acquire expert skills in

  • High-resolution transmission electron microscopy.
  • In situ experimentation.
  • Beam-sample interactions.

In addition, the project will involve state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, in particular deep learning and convolutional neural networks and modern atomic-scale simulation methods, including Density Functional Theory.

 

If this sounds interesting, you may be our new PhD student!

 

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

 

The candidate should have a good knowledge of solid-state physics.  Experience with electron microscopy is an advantage, but not a requirement. The candidate has obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Master educations and has good communication skills in both spoken and written English. 

 

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the applications will be made by Senior Researcher Thomas W. Hansen, DTU Nanolab.

 

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

 

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.  The position is available immediately and should start in 2019.

 

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

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Thomas W. Hansen, email: thwh@dtu.dk.
 
You can read more DTU Nanolab at www.nanolab.dtu.dk.
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 15 September 2019 (local time).

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU 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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 15 September 2019
Unit: DTU Nanolab
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in In vitro and in vivo evaluation of miniaturized allergy test

We are looking for a talented PhD candidate to join the project ‘InstaPatch – instantaneous monitoring of allergic reactions’, which is funded by a grant from the Danish Independent Research Council.  

 

Allergy is one of the world’s most common chronic conditions and caused by immunoreaction of the human body towards in principle harmless proteins. An increasing number of people are diagnosed as allergic towards insect stings, pollen, dust, animal dander, foods or drugs. The state-of-the-art method for allergy screening and monitoring is the skin prick test (SPT) where different allergens are introduced into the skin of the tested person. The evaluation of the SPT requires an experienced health care professional assessing visible changes of the skin due to local inflammation. This method is non-quantitative, a relative low number of tests can be performed and patients might experience unpleasant reactions.

 

In the InstaPatch project, we will develop a novel allergy test providing instantaneous and quantitative monitoring of allergic reactions in the skin. The project is based on close collaboration between DTU Nanolab, the Allergy Clinic at Gentofte Hospital, DTU Food, Cardiff University and Malmö University.

 

We are based at DTU Nanolab, where we conduct interdisciplinary research and where micro- and nanotechnology is applied to a wide range of scientific disciplines and applications. The Biomaterial Microsystems group is a highly ambitious group, pursuing research on microfabrication of 3D polymer and carbon structures and devices and their application in drug delivery, bioelectrochemistry and biosensing. Furthermore, the PhD candidate will be associated with the Food Allergy group at DTU Food, which main objective is to develop new and improves preventive, treatment and diagnostic methods.

 

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be part of a project team with two other members, which focus on the microfabrication of the allergy test and the implementation of the biosensor functionalities, respectively. Your main contribution will be the in vitro and in vivoevaluation of the novel allergy test. For this purpose, methods for testing of the mechanical stability for penetration of the skin and the biosensor performance will be established. Next, in vivo studies will be performed at DTU Food to evaluate tissue damage, eventual immunological responses and quantitative allergy testing. Finally, clinical testing will be planned and executed in collaboration with the Allergy Clinic at Gentofte Hospital to assess the invasiveness and the performance of the allergy test, and compare it to the SPT. On a technological level, methods for deposition of allergens on the biosensor such as inkjet printing or spray coating have to be established.

We expect that you:

  • embrace the responsibility to plan and execute experimental research
  • have experience with in vitro and in vivo studies of immunology, preferably related to allergy and/or skin
  • have hands-on experience with molecular and immunological methods like histology, flow cytometry and/or ELISA
  • have excellent engineering skills and an analytical mindset
  • are eager to explore new research areas such as material science and microfabrication
  • are motivated to contribute to technology enabling in vivo diagnostics
  • like teamwork and have the ability to interact and collaborate with researchers and laboratory technicians in a very cross-disciplinary environment
  • have good commands in written and spoken English

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in bioengineering, immunology, biology, pharmaceutical engineering, material science, biomedical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. The PhD project will be very interdisciplinary and the candidate is expected to have the interest to explore new applications of microfabricated devices for healthcare. A high grade average is decisive to be considered for the scholarship.

Approval and Enrolment

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


Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Stephan Sylvest Keller (DTU Nanolab) and Senior Researcher Katrine Lindholm Bøgh (DTU Food).

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Workplace
The preparation of the allergy test and in vitro testing will be carried out at DTU Lyngby Campus at DTU Nanolab. In vivo studies will be performed at DTU Food. An external stay at Cardiff University will be part of the PhD study.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Stephan Sylvest Keller, suke@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 5846 and Associate Professor Katrine Lindholm Bøgh, kalb@food.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 3588 7092.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 2019.

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

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

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

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

DTU Nanolab is a common infrastructure and research facility located at and fully owned by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. The core facilities consist of a large cleanroom and a state-of-the-art electron microscopy center inaugurated in 2007. The research activities carried out at DTU Nanolab span from nano- and microfabrication with Silicon-based materials, carbon and polymers to the highly sophisticated analysis of nanoscale materials in hard and soft matter. Since 2018, DTU Nanolab is extended to provide expertise in soft matter from small molecule complexes to biological cells.

 

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

Deadline: 31 August 2019
Unit: DTU Nanolab
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Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019