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PhD scholarship in Advanced Bioreactor Engineering

The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate with an interest in big data approaches for bioreactor engineering for the purpose of cultivating mammalian cells for therapeutic protein production.

The position will be within the newly established National Biologics Facility (NBF) at DTU – a continuation of an 8-year long CHO program at DTU Biosustain. The PhD position commences in Q1 2021 under supervision by CSO Prof. Lars Keld Nielsen.

The research in the NBF aims to accelerate the development of therapeutic proteins in CHO cells and improve protein secretion, human-like glycosylation and data-driven bioprocesses. Optimizing bioprocesses for therapeutic protein production plays a critical role in pushing cost-of-goods-sold (COGS) down and will be invaluable in the quest to accelerate the development and reach of new therapeutic proteins.

Advancing bioreactor engineering
You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team focusing on advancing bioreactor engineering for mammalian cells, in particular Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. This involves working with high throughput parallel bioreactors: the ambr15-48 bioreactor (48 parallel cultures at 15mL) and DASGIP-8 bioreactors (8 parallel cultures at 250 mL); and integrating the collected data. You will explore the extent to which multiomics datasets as well as genome scale models can be used to optimize bioreactor performance further, moving from purely data-driven algorithms to mixed data and model/based (gray box) approaches.

Your role will primarily be to efficiently integrate data collection and analysis using Bayesian learning to optimize bioreactor performance, write scientific publications, as well as take 30 ECTS points of relevant PhD courses as required in Danish PhD programs. The candidate is expected to have a secondment for 3-6 months in another research group.

Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in bioengineering or similar discipline
We are looking for candidates with a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or equivalent in a relevant discipline. You have experience in advanced bioreactor engineering for mammalian systems with substantial knowledge of metabolic biochemistry. You will also have intermediate programming skills (preferably Python) ideally with some experience interfacing databases and R scripting.

The ideal candidates additionally have experience or interest in one or more of the following areas (not mandatory):

  • Cultivation and engineering of CHO cells
  • Monitoring and controlling bioreactor systems
  • Cell culture/fermentation analysis (Cell counters, Bioanalyzer, HPLC, ELISA, Octet)
  • Production of therapeutic proteins
  • Continuous/perfusion bioreactor systems
  • Big data integration/implementation

Collaboration is an integral part of this project and we expect that you can demonstrate a track-record for successfully collaborating with your peers. At the same time, analysis and integration of big data sets requires periods of precise individual work and it is important that you draw satisfaction from this mode of work as well.

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.

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Dr Lise Marie Grav at lgrav@biosustain.dtu.dk or Professor Lars Keld Nielsen at lars.nielsen@uq.edu.au. You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

Salary and terms of employment
The period of employment is three years. 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.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December 2020 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 18 December 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020

Postdoc in Asymmetric Transition-Metal Catalysis for Organic Synthesis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The period of employment is one year.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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

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

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 31 January 2021
Unit: DTU Chemistry
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Rational secretory pathway engineering for improved CHO cell productivity

The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking two highly motivated PhD candidates with an interest in engineering Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells to improve the production of therapeutic proteins.

The positions will be within the newly established National Biologics Facility (NBF) at DTU – a continuation of an 8-year long CHO program at DTU Biosustain. The PhD positions will commence in Q1 2021 under supervision by Dr Lise Grav and CSO Prof Lars Keld Nielsen.

The research in the NBF aims to address core challenges in therapeutic protein production and manufacturing. Therapeutic proteins are dominant molecules in the pharmaceutical industry and the majority is being produced in CHO cell. Rational engineering of the CHO production host is a crucial part of accelerating the development and reach of new therapeutic protein products.

Rational secretory pathway engineering
You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team focusing on enhancing the cellular capacity and resources of the secretory pathway for therapeutic protein production. The emphasis will be on improving the recombinant production of especially difficult-to-produce biotherapeutics, through combinatorial genetic engineering. You will learn about the secretory pathway in native host tissues using Biotinylation by Antibody Recognition (BAR) method, systems biology and data science analytics. The knowledge gained will be used to guide your engineering efforts towards enhancing the secretory capacity of CHO cells.

The role of the candidates will primarily be to perform experiments in the laboratory, data analysis, and scientific publication, as well as to take 30 ECTS points of relevant PhD courses as required in Danish PhD programs. All candidates are expected to have a secondment for 3-6 months in another research group.

Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in bioengineering or similar discipline
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or equivalent in a relevant life sciences discipline, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and have experience in mammalian cell line engineering and molecular/synthetic biology. In our research groups, we highly value collaboration, and it will be expected that the candidate can demonstrate that he/she has a track record for successfully collaborating with his/her peers.

The ideal candidates have experience and interest in one or more of the following areas (not mandatory):

  • Recombinant protein production
  • Biopharmaceutical research and development
  • Cloning of expression plasmids for mammalian cells
  • CHO cell cultivation
  • Generation of stable CHO cell clones (using CRISPR-mediated or recombinase-mediated genome engineering)
  • Protein titer assays (plate readers, octet or ELISA) and western blotting
  • Biotinylation by Antibody Recognition (BAR)
  • Basic programming 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.

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Dr Lise Marie Grav at lgrav@biosustain.dtu.dk or Professor Lars Keld Nielsen at lars.nielsen@uq.edu.au. You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

Salary and terms of employment
The period of employment is three years. 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.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December 2020 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 18 December 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020

2 Postdoc positions within Yeast Synthetic Biology and Computational Biology

Do you have a heart for biosustainability, synthetic biology, and large-scale data integration, to address societal and environmental needs? Then, the Synthetic Biology Tools for Yeast section at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), could be your next career destination.

Focus and scope
In our research group we develop state-of-the-art synthetic biology tools for yeasts in order to advance sustainable solutions within industrial biotechnology, environmental engineering, and therapy. In the research track specific to this job post, this includes data-mining, design and engineering of yeasts armed with novel sensory systems for detecting extracellular and endogenous cues, and to couple such inputs with diagnostic and therapeutic outputs, especially in relation to key applications including directed evolution of enzymes, screening of yeast cell factory designs, and control of metabolism.

Our vision is to transform omics and data of sensorized yeast cells into general knowledge about sensor design and use this knowledge to support biobased production of natural product human bioactives as well as for applications within environmental engineering and therapeutics. To strengthen our team’s R&D activities, and further advance our visions we seek two postdoctoral researchers, ideally with complementary expertise within computational biology and yeast synthetic biology.

Job description
The successful candidates will be responsible for developing and executing state-of-the-art technologies that help solve difficult problems in the fields of biotechnology and life sciences in a large sense. The key responsibilities of the successful candidates will include:

Position 1

    Design, engineer and characterize novel sensory systems for yeasts and other model eukaryotesApply sensory systems for cell factory screening, cell-cell control circuits, and behavioral/therapeutic applications

Position 2

    Mine and analyze large-scale data sets (e.g. genomics and transcriptomics data, human bioactives databases, chemical ecology)Design of experiments and communicate/visualize multivariate dataSupport wet-lab work and automation (Position 1)

Both:

    Publish impactful scientific papersSupport innovation and ideation for grant proposalsSupport mentoring of early stage researchers

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:

    A PhD degree within i) bioengineering/biotechnology, or ii) computer science/engineering sciences or any comparable disciplinesA scientific record with international publicationsAbility to efficiently integrate research findings into publications and intellectual property;Creativity, and openness to innovation Enthusiasm, responsibility, and excellent collaboration skills;Passion for high-quality data generation Strong oral and written skills in EnglishExperience working in biological systems

Specific Qualifications
The two ideal candidates will be experts in one or more of the following mutually complementary research areas, without being an exhaustive list:

    Proven track-record within synthetic biology, ideally within yeastProven large-scale data integration abilityStrong programming skills (e.g. Python, R)Significant understanding of omics technologies and data analysis expertise

What we offer in return
DTU Biosustain is focused on developing the next generation of cell factories focusing on big data generation and analytics for developing microbial genome-scale science and applying it to biobased production and microbial foods to accelerate green transition and support sustainable lifestyles. We offer an exciting, collaborative, and diligent work environment, focusing on scientific excellence and innovation with both societal and environmental impacts. The positions offer unique possibilities of being part of a team working on foundational knowledge and translational projects involving collaborations with other sections of DTU Biosustain, e.g. the bigger application area “Natural Products” headed by Scientific Director Prof. Jay. D. Keasling and the CfB BioFoundry, as well as international collaborators.

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. In the Synthetic Biology Tools for Yeast section we offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in a work-environment characterized by collegial respect, a welcoming atmosphere, and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointments will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The job contracts offered to the qualifying candidates will be for 2 years. Expected starting date: Flexible, but preferably early 2021.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior researcher and group leader Dr. Michael Krogh Jensen, mije@biosustain.dtu.dk. 

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

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 January 2021 (Danish time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

    Your motivated application (Cover letter)CVDiplomas (MSc/PhD) List of publications and patents

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 January 2021
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021

Postdoc in CD8 T Cell Recognition in Type-1-Diabetes

A postdoc position is available in the Section of Experimental and Translational Immunology (xTI), Department of Health Technology, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

In the Section of Experimental and Translational Immunology, we are focusing on understanding immune regulation, recognitions and signaling to unravel disease mechanism, and translate immunological finding into therapeutic strategies.

The present project will be conducted in the research group ‘T cells & Cancer’, under supervision of Professor Sine Reker Hadrup. Immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatment, but clinical benefit remains only for a subset of patients. We are devoted to develop to understand T cell recognition in the context of both cancer and autoimmune diseases. By understanding the T cell targets involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases or those that foster cancer-control, we can develop T cell manipulation strategies to fight disease.

This project is based on a collaboration with the research group of Roberto Mallone, INSERM, France and funded by the Hemsley foundation. We will determine the T cell recognition towards T1D associated peptides eluted from pancreatic cells lines. The project includes in-depth, high complexity analyses of T cell recognition use DNA-barcode labelled MHC-I complexes. The ambition is to determine a T cell recognition signature as a biomarker for T1D disease development.

Responsibilities and tasks

    Building of peptide-MHC I multimer libraries based on the identified peptide sequencesDetection of CD8 T cell responses in blood samples from T1D patients, individuals at risk, and healthy individuals.Flow cytometry analyses and evaluation of T cell phenotype characteristicsSingle-cell analyses of T1D specific T cellsQuality control of the technical platformValidation of T cell recognition towards T1D-derived peptides and virus-derived peptidesCommunication and coordination between the partners involved in the projectData presentation and reporting to project teamData analyses

Develop the above given strategy and combine all data in relation to current knowledge of T cell recognition in T1D.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Be trained in:

    Immunology, Cell biology, BiotechnologySpecific knowledge is re required in the field of: T cell recognition, antigen presentation & T cell receptor interactionsCell handling, work under sterile condition, specifically T cell culturingFunctional evaluation of T cell characteristicsGeneration of peptide-MHC reagentsLiquid handling and large-library preperationsDetection of antigen-specific T cells via flow cytometryEvaluation of T cell phenotype via Flow CytometryAdvanced visualization of data using R Develop machine learning algorithms for predictions in biological datasets

The candidate should demonstrate evidence of self-driven and independent research capability, excellent collaboration and communication skills, an interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within a competitive research field.

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 position is available for 2 years, supported by the ‘Hemsley foundation’. Employment will start as soon as possible in the New Year.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Sine Reker Hadrup, sirha@dtu.dk.

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

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 17 December 2020 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 17 December 2020
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday December 17th, 2020

Postdoc in Comparative Genomics

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher for an 18 month postdoctoral position collaborating in an exciting project on comparative genomics of marine fish and shellfish species. In the project, we use genome resequencing data from a range of species to reconstruct the demographic history and characterize genomic signals associated with population divergence and local adaptation in high gene flow scenarios. The work will improve our understanding of interacting evolutionary processes and provide valuable data for securing sustainable management and conservation of exploited resources. Applicants are encouraged to develop their own research ideas within this framework.

The fellowship is part of a larger Nordic collaborative project, MarGen_II, financed by the EU Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak Programme, the Danish Rod and Net License Funds and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua). The project will primarily be carried out in the population genetics group, Section for Marine Living Resources, situated in Silkeborg, Denmark. DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark. In addition, the position offers many opportunities for collaborating with Nordic and other European colleagues in the field.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position involves bioinformatic analyses of already available genome resequencing data from a range of species with high quality reference genomes. The overall aims are to combine information about demographic history with genome scans to understand the interacting effects of demographic and evolutionary processes during population divergence, with a particular focus on populations in the environmental transition zone between the marine North Sea and the brackish Baltic Sea. As such, a strong background in evolutionary biology, population genetics and bioinformatics is important.

In addition, we are looking for candidates who have

  • Keen interest in research and the field of marine and aquatic sciences
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

The period of employment is 18 months.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior researchers Jakob Hemmer-Hansen, jhh@aqua.dtu.dk, and Dorte Bekkevold, db@aqua.dtu.dk.

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 January 2021.

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

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

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

The National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) conducts research, provides advice, educates at university level and contributes to innovation in sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources. We investigate the biology and population ecology of aquatic organisms, aquatic physical and chemical processes and ecosystem structure and dynamics, taking account of all relevant natural and anthropogenic drivers.

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

Deadline: 4 January 2021
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday January 4th, 2021

Postdoc in Organometallic Catalysis for Biomass Valorization

A 9 months postdoc position is now available at DTU Chemistry for a highly skilled organometallic chemist, starting from January 1, 2021, or as soon as possible.The project will be under supervision of Associate Professor Martin Nielsen and is funded by a Novo Nordisk Foundation Project Grant in Natural Technical Sciences.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a very ambitious person and highly skilled organometallic synthesis, polymers, electrochemistry and catalysis, who is eager and able to contribute significantly to the field of designing and synthesizing coordination complexes, for homogeneous organometallic catalysis in the broad field of sustainable chemistry. The focus will be on developing efficient catalytic systems for bio feedstock valorization.

The position involves inorganic syntheses of novel coordination complexes, as well as in depth structural and property characterizations of all new compounds. In addition, it involves testing and optimizing for catalytic activity and application.

Participation in supervision of students of all levels will be an integrated part of the job and acquisition of teaching experience is supported.

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

  • Scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • Scientific experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • Ability and willingness to work in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields, and thus is prepared to take greater scientific risks than the general trend is in academia
  • Ability to communicate scientific results at both an academic level and in layman’s terms

The candidate should have a strong background in experimental chemistry and a strong commitment to research. The ideal candidate has a background in catalysis and inorganic chemistry, with focus on transition metal coordination chemistry or organometallic catalysis.

Candidates should be highly motivated, eager to seek and share knowledge, able to work independently in a dynamic group environment, and should be confident in planning and carrying out complicated tasks. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are required.

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

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

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Martin Nielsen, tel.: +45 2465 1045, e-mail: marnie@kemi.dtu.dk, or Head or Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section, Professor Jens Øllgaard Duus, e-mail: jduus@kemi.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemistry on www.kemi.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 16 December 2020 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications and presentations
  • Research plan for a project you envision you could work on while staying in my lab (maximum 2p including graphics and references)
  • Up to 2 recommendation letters or academic referees contact details

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

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

Deadline: 16 December 2020
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Wednesday December 16th, 2020

PhD scholarships in Marine biodiversity and Climate Change

More than 2/3 of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans. Thousands of species inhabit this seemingly endless space, yet we know surprisingly little about its stunning diversity, how it is shaped, assembled and structured. But perhaps more importantly, we don´t know how it may respond to climate change and other human pressures, or how we may develop sustainable management actions to reduce impacts. Consequently, understanding these mechanisms and being able to predict the consequences of global change on marine biodiversity is a key objective in marine ecology and conservation. These questions have traditionally been approached with a species-centric focus. However, this taxonomic approach is inherently limited, as the mere number or identity of species reveals little to nothing about why the species are able to persist in a given environment and how they may respond to future changes. Instead, species can be characterized by their traits, describing key characteristics that determine the species’ response to environmental conditions, its interactions within food webs and ultimately its effect on ecosystem functioning. This trait-based approach has emerged as a promising field of research allowing for a more causal and mechanistic understanding of marine biodiversity and biogeography at large (e.g., Hillebrand and Matthiessen 2009).

Responsibilities and qualifications
To provide a better understanding and predictive capacity of future changes in marine biodiversity, particularly under climate change DTU Aqua seeks candidates for two 3-year PhD scholarships within the field of marine biodiversity and climate change. The overall objectives are to: (i) investigate the patterns, drivers and underlying processes of multiple aspects of taxonomic and functional diversity, including richness, evenness and differences in composition (i.e., beta-diversity); and (ii) forecast future changes in the diversity, composition and structure of marine biodiversity under climate change. The projects will focus on marine fish communities and make use of large-scale data on species abundances, composition and traits from bottom-trawl surveys (e.g., Beukhof et al., 2019). Furthermore, the projects will make use of a broad range of advanced statistical tools and approaches capable of investigating and forecasting future patterns and changes in marine biodiversity in response to global change (e.g., Ferrier et al., 2007; Ovaskainen et al., 2017). Both positions are linked to the recently started EU H2020 projects “MISSION ATLANTIC” and “ECOTIP”. The positions are available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) under the Centre for Ocean Life (https://www.oceanlifecentre.dk/) in Lyngby, Denmark. We expect the selected candidates to start during the period March to June 2021 with the earliest starting date on 15th March 2021.

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

We are looking for candidates who has:

  • A good background knowledge and experience in biodiversity and trait-based ecology with insight into the various ways in which to measure and characterize multiple metrics of taxonomic and functional biodiversity (including both alpha and beta diversity).
  • Ample experience and proficiency in handling and analysing large data sets using a range of statistical approaches, preferably in the statistical software R.
  • Flexibility concerning research stays abroad
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Ability to conduct research independently and problem solving skills
  • Strong interest in participating in an inter-disciplinary and international research environment
  • Willingness to contribute to a positive and inspirational work atmosphere

The applications should contain a motivation for why you want to undertake this research at DTU Aqua, your interest in this topic and a two-page description of your own project ideas fitting the overall research objectives described above.

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 applicants with the qualifications listed above will be made by Senior Researchers Dr. Martin Lindegren and Dr Patrizio Mariani and the head of the PhD school, Prof. Ken-Haste Andersen.

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 appointments 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 3years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Martin Lindegren mli@aqua.dtu.dk

For general information on the PhD application please contact Karin Stubgaard, stub@aqua.dtu.dk., tel: +45 35 88 30 33

You can read more about the institute at www.aqua.dtu.dk

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

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

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • A description of proposed research fitting one or both of the overall objectives mentioned earlier (max. 2 pages)
  • 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)
  • Recommendation letters from senior professionals are welcomed

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.

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

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 ca. 260 employees, of whom a third 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 that 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 Kgs. Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 15 February 2021
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Monday February 15th, 2021

Postdoc on Investigation of Quantum Emitters in 2D-Materials

Applications are invited for a postdoc position to work on an experimental project investigating the properties of novel quantum emitters in single layer and van der Waals bonded 2D materials. The project is funded through an ERC consolidator project and will be carried out at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark in close collaboration with both material scientists and theoretical physicists.

Solid state defect centres with allowed optical transitions and spin-properties are highly relevant as quantum light sources and quantum sensors with unprecedented spatial resolution and sensitivity. This project aims to investigate defect centres mainly in 2-dimensional materials, but also other material systems with a wide bandgap and stability. How do phonons impact the level dynamics, the coherence, and the efficiency of emitting a photon? Can the emission wavelength be tuned over a broad range and is emission in the telecom band possible?  In this project, we will apply single photon resolved optical spectroscopy and try to obtain a quantitative understanding of emitters in novel solid-state materials. The project will be closely linked to our efforts on quantum sensing and quantum optics based on reading out the spin state of single defects in diamond.

The successful postdoc candidate will be part of the Quantum Physics and Information Technology group (QPIT) at the Department of Physics at DTU and the centre for macroscopic quantum states (bigQ). The project involves tight collaboration with the computational atomic scale design group (CAMD).  The QPIT group is at the very forefront of international research in quantum optics, quantum opto-mechanics, and diamond-based quantum sensing. In this group, you will work in an international team of researchers in an informal working environment. Furthermore, you will become part of a collaborative network of experts including material science and theoretical physics, in particular the section for computational atomic scale design group (CAMD) at DTU Physics. This project will have access to on-site and state-of-the-art experimental facilities.

Responsibilities and tasks
This postdoc position will target optical investigations of quantum emitters and the successful candidate is expected to perform in:

  • Design, construction and maintenance of a state-of-the-art confocal microscope nano-meter spatial and single photon resolution.
  • Simulation of the experimental observations with for instance energy level schemes and corresponding rate equation models.
  • Operation of cryogenic setups for sample and detector temperature control.

The exact research activities will be continuously adapted to ensure high relevance and impact.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics, photonics, material sciences or equivalent and must have experience working with optical setups. The successful candidate is expected to have experience and expertise in one or more of the following subjects:

  • Expertise in optical spectroscopy.
  • Background in quantum optics or physics.
  • Experience in constructing and operating optical setups.

Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to be

  • self-motivated in scientific research,
  • has Independent problem-solving skills,
  • has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, and
  • has experience with international collaborations.

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 postdoc position 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 workplace is the Department of Physics at DTU’s Lyngby campus and the position is for 18 months. Employment should preferably start in March 2021, but a later start might be possible.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Alexander Huck, alexander.huck@fysik.dtu.dk, Prof. Ulrik Lund Andersen, ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk, or Prof. Kristian Sommer Thygesen, thygesen@fysik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the QPIT section on www.fysik.dtu.dk/english/research/QPIT and the Department of Physics on www.fysik.dtu.dk/english.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 31 January 2021
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

Postdoc in Design and Fabrication of High Throughput Cell Culture Systems

GUTVIBRATION is an EU project with the aim to provide industrial solution to “organ on a chip”. In this project we are linking different in vitro cultured organ model (organoids) together using lab automation and variants of microtitre plates. DTU Health tech is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on Work Packages 1, 7 and 8 (see www.gutvibrations.org).

This GUTVIBRATIONS postdoctoral position will focus on designing and fabrication of plate inserts for linking different organoids together in a physiological manner, characterising the mass transport in these plates, scaling the plates for high throughput screening and compatibility with robotics and automated TEER measurements, exploring injection moulding prototyping using 3D printed moulds and providing devices for the consortium for testing.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking an engineer, preferably with knowledge in a wide range of polymeric fabrications techniques, including 3D printing. Large experience with miniaturized assay formats based on microfluidics is required. Experience with-in organ-on-a chip research is an advantage but not a requirement. A strong inventive mind set is required.

There will be two postdocs and DTU Health tech, where one is focused on engineering and automation and the other is focused on validation of devices and structuring of hydrogels. Both postdocs will have lots of opportunities to work with all the different partners in the project network.

We are looking for an independent postdoctoral researcher who is able to explore new ways by combining different techniques in order to contribute to the success of GUTVIBRATIONS. Because of the collaborative and international nature of the project the candidate should be an excellent team player, be proficient in the English language and have excellent communication skills. In addition, the candidate should have a first author peer-reviewed publication in the last two years.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Martin Dufva at dufva@dtu.dk or +45 5133 3753.

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 January 2021. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • The 1-page application letter should contain a description of the inventive nature of the applicant

Note, an application must ALSO be sent via the GUTVIBRATION home page www.gutvibrations.org.

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 January 2021
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021

Postdoc in Tissue Engineering and High Throughput Cell Culture Systems

GUTVIBRATION is an EU project with the aim to provide industrial solution to “organ on a chip”. In this project we are linking different in vitro cultured organ model (organoids) together using lab automation and variants of microtitre plates. DTU Health tech is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on Work Packages 1, 7 and 8 (www.gutvibrations.org).

This GUTVIBRATIONS postdoctoral position will focus on testing usability and biocompatibility of cell culture devices for linking organoids together, developing technology to structure hydrogels based on for instance silk, characterising the mass transport in these systems and validating robotically assisted cell culturing and infection models. The work will involve use of cancer cell lines and primary cells in the initial phase and organoids in the final phases of testing.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a tissue engineer with speciality in biomaterials, 3D structuring of these materials using many different techniques (moulding, imprinting, lithography etc).  A large experience with biocompatibility investigations, cell culture techniques, including stem cells, is required. Experience with molecular and cellular characterisation techniques is required.

There will be two postdocs and DTU Health tech, where one is focused on engineering and automation and the other is focused on validation of devices and structuring of hydrogels. Both postdocs will have lots of opportunities to work with all the different partners in the project network.

We are looking for an independent postdoctoral researcher who is able to explore new ways by combining different techniques in order to contribute to the success of GUTVIBRATIONS. Because of the collaborative and international nature of the project the candidate should be an excellent team player, be proficient in the English language and have excellent communication skills. In addition, the candidate should have a first author peer-reviewed publication in the last two years.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Martin Dufva at dufva@dtu.dk or +45 5133 3753.

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 January 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

Note, an application must ALSO be sent via the GUTVIBRATION home page www.gutvibrations.org.

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 January 2021
Unit: DTU Health Tech
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Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021

Postdoc in Development of Digital Twins of Pilot-Scale Processes

The postdoc will be part of the PROSYS research center at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Our research in the center has focus on process systems engineering, on fermentation, biocatalysis and downstream processing. Most of our activities are in close collaboration with industry and other academic partners.

The position is part of the Fermentation Based bioManufacturing (FBM) initiative, a collaboration project involving DTU Bioengineering, DTU Biosustain and DTU Chemical Engineering. Sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, FBM offers a comprehensive research-based education and training program in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM). It covers various experience levels, i.e., graduate (MSc), post graduate (PhD), and continuing education (CE). The postdoc will be working closely together with other researchers that are working on related topics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The focus of this postdoc position is on development of digital twins of pilot‐scale equipment in the pilot plant of DTU Chemical Engineering. More specifically, the candidate is expected to:

  • Develop and validate first-principles based or hybrid mathematical models for different physical unit operations present in the pilot plant
  • Facilitate “real-time” integration of the Digital twins developed with sensor information from physical pilot scale unit operations.
  • Develop and implement advanced control strategies, in simulation and applied to pilot scale operations
  • Develop educational software tools to be used in connection with the pilot scale unit operations for the department’s educational programs

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in chemical or biochemical engineering or closely related fields.

Furthermore, the ideal candidate should have hands-on experience from working with pilot-scale equipment (unit operations), as well as having an interest in software development. The postdoc candidate preferably has experience with software tools such as Matlab-Simulink and Python. Experience with computational fluid dynamics software tools is an advantage.

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

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

The place of work is Lyngby campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Krist V. Gernaey, tel.: +45 4525 2970, e-mail kvg@kt.dtu.dk, or Professor John M. Woodley, jw@kt.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 7 January 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 7 January 2021
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Thursday January 7th, 2021

Postdoc in Development of Digital Twins of Bio-based Processes

The postdoc will be part of the PROSYS research center at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Our research in the center has focus on process systems engineering, on fermentation and downstream processing. Most of our activities are in close collaboration with industry and other academic partners.

The position is part of the Accelerated Innovation in Manufacturing Biologics (AIMBIO) project, a collaboration and exchange project between DTU (DTU Bioengineering, DTU Chemical Engineering) and the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) at North Carolina State University. The project is a 5-year effort supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and has focus on different research topics, digital twins being one of the topics, and life-long learning activities. The postdoc will be working closely together with a PhD student that is working on related topics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The focus of this postdoc position is on development of digital twins of pilot‐scale bioreactors and relevant downstream equipment. More specifically, the candidate is expected to:

  • Develop, validate and connect first-principles based or hybrid mathematical models for different unit operations.
  • Investigate plant-wide aspects related to interactions between different unit operations, for example in terms of process control related aspects.
  • Facilitate “real-time” integration of the Digital twins developed with sensor information from physical pilot scale unit operations.
  • Investigate the potential inclusion of AI and machine learning in the digital twins to be developed

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in chemical or biochemical engineering or closely related fields.

Furthermore, the ideal candidate should have an interest in software development and preferably have experience with process design under uncertainty, with AI/machine learning, and with software tools such as Matlab-Simulink and Python. Hands-on experience from working with pilot-scale equipment is an additional advantage.

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from professor Krist V. Gernaey, tel.: +45 4525 2970, e-mail kvg@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at www.kt.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 9 December 2020 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 9 December 2020
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Wednesday December 9th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Engineering Algal Microbiomes

We offer a PhD fellowship at Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) at the Technical University of Denmark. The PhD project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and will be part of the Bacterial Ecophysiology and Biotechnology Group (BEB) at the department. The PhD student will also work closely with the Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites, CeMiSt.

Expected starting date: January 2021.

The BEB group is focused on using beneficial bacteria as biocontrol agents, probiotics or sources of novel compounds with the aim of controlling pathogens without antibiotics and producing compounds that can support industry and society in a green transition. We use a broad range of techniques spanning from classical culturing, over molecular genetics to fore-front omics-technologies. The group typically has 5-10 PhD students and CeMiSt that is a collaboration between three DTU departments is based on 10 senior faculty and >15 PhD students and postdocs. The purpose of CeMiSt is to unravel the biological role of microbial secondary metabolites in natural microbiological communities.

We are seeking a candidate to study the assembly and development of marine algal microbiomes (the phycosphere) with the purpose of identifying beneficial microbiomes that enhance growth and/or performance of the algal cultures for application as feed in aquaculture or production hosts in biotechnology.  You will be involved in a fun PhD project on algal microbiomes, with strong international connections, a productive scientific environment, and a fruitful work-life balance.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your PhD project will contribute to our understanding of the role of microbiomes in algal growth and production, with particular emphasis on identifying key beneficial bacterial species. You will explore the importance of chemical signalling between bacteria and between bacteria and the algal host. You will use amplicon and metagenome sequencing to understand the assembly and function of the microbiomes.

Your experience within the following areas of microbiology will be an advantage

  • Marine microbiology and ecology (algae and bacteria)
  • Bioinformatic analyses
  • Natural product chemistry

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

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 15th December 2020 by Professor Lone Gram and senior scientist Eva Sonnenschein.

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

Salary and 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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Lone Gram, tel.: +45 2368 8295, gram@bio.dtu.dk

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address; follow the electronic application and submission procedure as explained below.

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering on http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk and the group on https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english/ResearchNy/Research-Sections/Section-for-Microbial-and-Chemical-Ecology/Bacterial-Ecophysiology-and-Biotechnology.

There is a DTU podcast that introduces the Center that is also described at www.cemist.dtu.dk.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 9 December 2020 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter) – Please provide contact details for two referees in your motivation 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.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 250 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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

Deadline: 9 December 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Wednesday December 9th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Optimisation of clay calcination processes

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

Responsibilities and qualifications
To obtain concrete with similar strengths properties, but with lower emissions of CO2 during production, the concrete can be made with a lower fraction of Portland cement and addition of some calcined clay. The clay shall be calcined at optimal conditions with respect to reactor conditions, temperature and residence time to provide optimal concrete properties.

The PhD project objective is to provide recommondations for optimal calcination conditions and reactor technology dependent on clay type. In this study, different laboratory calcination units including a rotary kiln, an entrained flow reactor, a cyclone reactor and a fluid bed reactor will be applied to investigate how changes in local calcination conditions influence the calcined clay properties.

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.

Candidates shall have a master’s degree in chemical engineering or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level. Knowledge about cement production technology will be an advantage.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Kim Dam-Johansen and senior researcher Peter Arendt Jensen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Peter Arendt Jensen and Professor Kim Dam-Johansen

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

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

Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 18 December 2020 (Danish time).

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

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

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.

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

Deadline: 18 December 2020
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020

Postdoc (2 years) in Intestinal Microbial Ecology

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) offers a 2-year position as postdoc working within the area of molecular microbial ecology in the intestinal environment.

You will be part of the Research group for Gut, Microbes and Health. We offer an ambitious, dynamic and sociable research environment with lots of exciting challenges and opportunities.

Every day antibiotics are being prescribed as oral tablets to treat infections not related to the intestinal environment. The lack of complete absorption however results in a major disturbance of the natural bacterial community in the intestinal environment. This induced dysbiosis frequently causes short-term negative effects, such as diarrhoea, but may also cause more severe long-term complications. Is it possible to reduce or eliminate this side effect of oral antibiotics?

The ROTATE (Reduction of oxygen in the gut to facilitate microbiota re-establishment following antibiotic treatment) project, recently funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, seeks to investigate novel strategies to approach this question and we are recruiting a postdoc to design, setup, conduct and interpret studies related to this.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task for the postdoc will be to design and set up studies in rodent models to investigate the potential of various natural compounds and microbes to alleviate the dysbiotic effect of antibiotics in complex microbial communities. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the role of abiotic conditions in the gut environment in relation to antibiotic-induced bacterial dysbiosis.

Additionally, you will be involved in the supervision of Master and/or Bachelor students in the group affiliated to the project.

The work will involve:

  • Designing and running trials in rodent models.
  • Molecular microbial work, including qPCR and 16S rRNA gene sequencing, to profile bacterial and archaeal communities and assess host effects.
  • Dissemination of methods and results in the form of conference contributions and scientific publications.
  • As part of the research group for Gut, Microbes and Health to contribute to the overall activities and development of this group.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a relevant PhD degree or equivalent.

We expect that you have a background in life science and a PhD degree related to intestinal microbial ecology. Required skills include:

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of microbiology and specifically the bacterial communities in the intestinal environment.
  • Experience profiling microbial communities in complex environments based on 16S rRNA gene or metagenomic sequencing.
  • Knowledge concerning host/microbe interactions in the intestinal environment.
  • Preferably experience with animal experiments and FELASA certificate

Additionally, the candidate should

  • Be able to work independently
  • Have good scientific communication skills
  • Have a positive attitude and enjoy interacting and helping others in the research group

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

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

The workplace will be at the Life Science & Bioengineering building 202 specifically designed to accommodate and facilitate our activities. The building is located at the DTU main campus in Kgs. Lyngby at the outskirt of Copenhagen.

The position is for 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Martin Iain Bahl +45 3588 7036. You can read more about DTU Food on www.food.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 3 January 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • 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 Food (The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching.  

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

Deadline: 3 January 2021
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Sunday January 3rd, 2021

Postdoc positions in Manufacture of Ceramic Membranes

Do you want to contribute to green and sustainable future and do research on advanced materials for membrane technologies of tomorrow? At DTU Energy, this is what we do, among other things, and we are looking for new team members.

Currently we are developing two different types of membranes targeting different separation tasks as outlined below:

Ultrafiltration membranes for water treatment. The phase-out of coal as the fuel in power generation will cause an increase in the use of biomass in co-generation power plants. The flue gas from the combustion will contain some heavy metals. The EU industrial emissions directive requires power plants to invest in technologies that increase the efficiency of the plants with particular emphasis on flue gas condensation, as it enhances efficiency and reduces the emission of pollutants such as soot and heavy metals. The associated environmental issues with these pollutants demand the purification of the condensate before their release/reuse. To reach the required purity one needs to use the reverse osmosis (RO) process. For an efficient and economic RO purification process, a prior ultrafiltration (UF) step is required for safe re-use of the water. Thus, the development of ultrafiltration solutions play a key role in the purification of condensate.

Together with an industry, we have recently won support, from the Danish Environment Protection Agency, for development of such Ultra Filtration membranes for wastewater treatment. The project addresses manufacture of UF membranes using optimized ceramic processing methods like extrusion and dip coating. The optimization involves slurry/paste formulation enabling co-sintering. Pastes will be characterised with respect to rheological behaviour and the finished membranes with respect to structural and chemical stability.

Electrochemical gas separation membranes. For the synthesis of ammonia, which is an important chemical for fertilizers and a potential green fuel for maritime transport, one needs a pure reactant stream of Nitrogen. This can be realised by electrochemically pumping out the oxygen from air – resulting in a stream of pure Nitrogen and a stream of pure Oxygen. The oxygen may advantageously be used for gasification of biomass or in oxy-combustion schemes where carbon capture is desired. Hence, such separation devices may have several uses.

Within the framework of a Horizon2020 EU project, we are trying to develop such separation devices. They are based on ionic conductors like Cerium oxide and are manufactured by tape casting. Suitable electrodes must be applied e.g. by screen-printing on both surfaces to provide electrical contact and to catalyse the process.  The project targets to prove the concept by manufacturing and successfully testing such a device

For these two projects we need two new postdocs. You will be working in a team of researchers from DTU and partners collaborating in the project to realise the targeted components and materials improvements. The team will include development engineers, lab technicians and experienced researchers. Tasks will involve formulation of stable slurries and pastes, component manufacture, physical, structural and chemical characterisation.

The main activity will take place at the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at DTU Lyngby campus and you will be a part of the research section; “Solid State Chemistry”.

Qualifications
To be qualified you should have:

  • A PhD degree in engineering, physics, chemistry or similar.
  • The ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
  • Experience with materials synthesis and/or property characterization.

Experience within high temperature ceramics and/or slurry/paste based ceramic shaping and sintering and/or electrochemical characterisation is highly advantageous.  Research experience besides your PhD-work is further an advantage.

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

Salary and 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 expected starting date is 1 February 2021.

Further information
Please contact Associate Professor Bhaskar Reddy Sudireddy, +45 93 51 14 70, bhsu@dtu.dk or Professor Peter Vang Hendriksen, +45 46 77 57 25, pvhe@dtu.dk.

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

You can read more about DTU Energi at www.energy.dtu.dk/english

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 21 December 2020 (Danish time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Grade transcripts and PhD diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines)

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

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

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

Deadline: 21 December 2020
Unit: DTU Energy
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Post expires on Monday December 21st, 2020

PhD scholarship in Stochastic modelling and control

DTU Compute’s section for Dynamical Systems, invite applications for a PhD position focusing on probabilistic forecasting and control. The Position is available from January 1st, 2021 (or according to mutual agreement).

The section performs research within a broad range of areas within dynamical systems – including modelling, optimization, forecasting, and controlling in both deterministic and stochastic systems. The mission of the section is to conduct fundamental, advanced, strategic and applied research in the area of dynamical systems. This involves both deterministic and stochastic systems, discrete and continuous systems, deductive and inductive model building, forecasting and descriptions, as well as control and optimization.

Our core competences comprises time series analysis and return maps, stochastic and nonlinear systems of differential equations, including partial differential equations, adaptive and stochastic control theory and parameter estimation.The main themes are energy, smart cities, medicine, and biology.

The section runs a large number of national and international projects, and has a long tradition for intensive collaboration with industry and other research organizations.

The PhD project
The PhD project will focus on real-time forecasting and control of wastewater treatment plants and district heating systems. Both are examples of complex dynamical system where stochastic modelling is important in order to get reliable forecasts. The forecasts will be used for model predictive control and other types of controllers, and the forecasts should include uncertainty quantification. This call for use of advanced methods for time series analysis, like stochastic differential equations and non-parametric methods. The models will be used in optimal control formulations that are able to take into account legal requirements, system specifications and optimal running conditions e.g. economic cost, greenhouse gas emission.

Responsibilities and tasks  
You are expected to

  • work closely and constructively together with the involved companies and partners in the involved projects and researchers at DTU-Compute
  • develop methods for forecasting as described above
  • develop the required control and optimization algorithms

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 addition the applicants should have:

  • Master degree (or equivalent) in engineering or statistic
  • Experience in stochastic modeling of continuous time (SDE) systems with complicated state-dependent diffusion
  • Experience in programming with R
  • Experience in mathematical/statistical modeling, optimization, and estimation

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
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
  • the qualifications as listed above

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Jan Kloppenborg Møller (jkmo@dtu.dk), tel.: +45 4525 3418.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 December 2020 (Danish time).

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

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

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 Compute
DTU Compute conducts research and provides teaching in the fields of mathematics, modeling and computer science. The expanding mass of information and the increasingly complex use of advanced technology in society demand development of advanced computer based mathematical models and calculations. The unique skills of the department are in high demand in IT innovation and production.

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

Deadline: 7 December 2020
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Monday December 7th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Contact Dynamics for Micro Acoustic Devices

DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Section for Solid Mechanics invites highly motivated and talented applications for a 3-year PhD position dealing with “Contact dynamics for micro acoustic devices”. The PhD project will be financed under the framework of CAMM (Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Microsystems) – a multidisciplinary research centre running in collaboration with DTU Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and financially supported by three Hearing Aid companies from Denmark.

The research fields covered by the multidisciplinary PhD project span scientific areas such as contact mechanics, mechanical vibrations, vibroacoustics as well as numerical and experimental methods in mechanics. The goal of the PhD project is to develop a novel approach for tackling the challenging problem of analysing and tailoring highly uncertain contact conditions between various mechanical parts in microacoustic devices such as hearing aids. This may include the development of new theoretical contact models and numerical procedures as well as novel approaches to the design of mechanical parts with contact conditions. Experimental validation of the developed theory and procedures is an integrated part of the project.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your research task will include:

  • Identify state of the art numerical methods for analysing contact mechanics and assess these methods’ applicability to dynamic analysis of microacoustic devices.
  • Implement a numerical model for accurate and efficient prediction of the vibrational response.
  • Plan and carry out experiments for validation of numerical predictions.
  • Assess the variability in the vibrational response due to uncertainty of the contact conditions.
  • Developing a strategy for improving the predictability of the vibrational response of microacoustic devices.

Furthermore:

  • You are expected to contribute to DTU’s collaborations with the Danish Hearing Aid companies and help in the knowledge transfer from DTU to the CAMM’s industrial partners
  • You will engage in DTU’s teaching activities and supervise Bachelor and Master Project students
  • You will be responsible for the systematic planning and following up on your research project, compiling and storing your scientific data, and to ensure the scientific integrity of your research
  • You will participate in international conferences, compose scientific manuscripts for publications, and take part in outreach activities

As a PhD student in CAMM, you will:

  • Be a part of a creative and stimulating scientific environment
  • Develop your theoretical and experimental skills
  • Collaborate with experts in topics related to your project

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation, and scientific advice for the benefit of society. We offer a position with great flexibility, and we emphasize work-life balance. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

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 engineering, physics, material science, or related fields. Documented experience with mechanical vibrations, vibroacoustics, finite element analysis or related numerical methods, etc. will help in the positive evaluation. Preference will also be given to candidates who can document their ability for scientific publications. We also expect that:

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

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Jakob Søndergaard Jensen and Associate Professor Niels Aage.

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 Jakob Søndergaard Jensen (jsj@mek.dtu.dk), tel.: +45 4525 4280 and Associate Professor Niels Aage (naage@mek.dtu.dk), tel.: +45 4525 4253.

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

You can read more about the Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Microsystems at www.camm.elektro.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 22 January 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Optional documents – English proficiency certificate (for instance TOEFL or IELTS), list of publications and any other documents that demonstrates your experience in the related areas of the proposed PhD project

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

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

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy Systems and Energy Conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Design and Product Development. The Department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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

Deadline: 22 January 2021
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Friday January 22nd, 2021

Post-doc position for Electrochemical Synthesis of Ammonia

This project aims at developing a fuel cell type electrochemical cell that can directly produce ammonia at ambient conditions from electricity, water, and air in a scalable manner. It is based on recent breakthroughs on the lithium-mediated electrochemical ammonia synthesis, and the focus is now on understanding and up-scaling the process.

We are looking for a Post-doc to study and understand the fundamental mechanisms involved, while optimizing the process, activity, and energy efficiency. This will cover investigating the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer formation conditions, and elucidating the effect of different additives, solvents, and proton donors on the composition and behaviour of said layer. The project will involve considerable use of potentiostats, working in a glovebox, and include product analysis both quantitatively and qualitatively.

The applicant must have extensive experience in organic chemistry and lithium battery research, and characterization thereof via techniques such as UV-vis, GC-MS, XPS and XRD. Also, experience with designing and testing fuel cell type electrochemical cell will be considered an advantage. Previous experience with electrochemical nitrogen reduction may also be beneficial, but is not required.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms of the position is consistent with the current rules for employment of academic staff. The position is available from 1 January 2021 and has a duration of 2 years.

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Further information

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

Should you have any queries regarding the position, please contact Professor Ib Chorkendorff ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk, Chief Consultant in Innovation Dr. Debasish Chakraborty debc@fysik.dtu.dk, or Post-doc Suzanne Z. Andersen suzan@fysik.dtu.dk.

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Application
Your online application must be submitted no later than 15 December 2020 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A cover letter motivating the application including which position is applied for. (Max one page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications or other merits.
  • Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degree diplomas
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references

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

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Deadline: 15 December 2020
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Tuesday December 15th, 2020