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Postdoc in hydrocarbon intumescent coatings and advanced microscopic techniques

The CoaST Research Centre at DTU Chemical Engineering seeks a qualified candidate for a vacant Postdoc position on hydrocarbon intumescent coatings and advanced microscopic techniques.

The Research Center CoaST
The activities in CoaST cover coating technologies from raw materials, over formulation, test and characterization to production and application. In the broad perspective, the center will support development, production and use of high performance coatings with improved sustainability profiles over the lifetime of the coating. Areas of research are anticorrosive coatings for steel structures, blade coatings for wind turbines, intumescent coatings for passive fire protection, antifouling coatings for ships, insulation coatings for heat loss reduction, coatings for the cement- and mineral industries, and coatings for oil- and gas pipelines at high temperature and high pressure.

Responsibilities and tasks
An intumescent coating is a coating that can prolong the structural life of steel in a case of fire. For the development and evaluation of intumescent coatings, it is important to develop reliable and fast testing methods to evaluate the performance of the coatings. This project has a strong focus on hydrocarbon type intumescent coatings for oil rigs.
The objective is to develop novel testing methods for hydrocarbon intumescent coatings through experimental work in advanced high-temperature reactors and model development. In addition, detailed chemical and microscopic analyses of the chars formed are essential for mapping of the complex intumescent coating mechanisms.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD in chemical engineering and coatings, preferably with acquired skills in advanced micro- and macroscopic techniques. It is a requirement that scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals have been prepared and preferably published as part of the candidate’s PhD study.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the postdoc degree is subject to academic approval.

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 salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for postdoc. The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information on the projects contact: Associate Professor Søren Kiil (sk@kt.dtu.dk) or Head of department Professor Kim Dam-Johansen, KDJ@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering here. http://www.kt.dtu.dk/english

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

The file must include:

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitae (with list of publications or manuscripts prepared)Grade transcripts of relevant diploma (an official translation into English)

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, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

PhD project: Exploring Plasma-catalysis for Sustainable Production of Chemicals

In a collaboration between Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU and Haldor Topsøe A/S we are offering a PhD position within the exploration of plasma assisted catalysis and catalytic process development for sustainable production of chemicals. Plasma catalysis is the combination of primarily a non-thermal plasma, providing electrons to excite molecules, and a catalytic surface, enabling these to react chemically with enhanced selectivity for the desired products. A plasma is generated by electricity, and so it is also highly relevant in the expected electrification of society that is taking place with the rapid development of solar and wind based electricity.

The PhD project will pioneer this research area at the department, and will develop new catalysts and processes to selected chemicals and intermediates such as hydrogen/synthesis gas or oxidation products like methanol and formaldehyde from methane, dehydrogenation reactions of alkanes to olefins and aromatics, ammonia etc.

The PhD project will be supervised by Prof. Anker Degn Jensen and Asc. Prof. Jakob Munkholt Christensen from the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU in collaboration with Dr. Martin Østberg from the partnering company Haldor Topsøe A/S.

Responsibilities and tasks

    A thorough literature study of plasma assisted catalysis and selection of promising reactionsEstablish experimental capabilities at the department within plasma assisted catalysisCatalyst synthesis and characterizationDevelop and optimize catalyst testing proceduresDevelopment of modelling capabilities within plasma assisted catalysis and modelling of selected reactions

Qualifications
Master of Science in Chemical engineering, Chemistry or Physics, preferably with experience from catalysis as well as modelling and laboratory work.

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 Anker Degn Jensen from DTU-Chemical Engineering and R&D Director Dr. Martin Østberg from Haldor Topsøe A/S.

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 Anker Degn Jensen, aj@kt.dtu.dk
You can read more about Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering on www.kt.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 28 August 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 28 August 2018
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Tuesday August 28th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Machine Learning and Travel Behaviour Analysis

The Transport Modelling Division of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Management Engineering, is looking for excellent applicants to pursue PhD studies, starting in November 2018.

The focus of this research is on application of Machine Learning and Transport Modelling research to Smartphone data collection methods.

In many places in the world, travel surveys are moving from the traditional pen and paper, phone call, or web-interface instruments to smartphone based ones. Consequently, we go from a procedure that is intensive in terms of user burden (e.g. respond to many questions in a few minutes, recall spatial and temporal details of recent trips) to one that is device intensive (e.g. automatically detect trips and stops, infer purpose, etc.). In this way, new transportation models can benefit from higher spatial and temporal accuracy, but also longer time windows (e.g. each user contributes with multiple days of data).

This promised revolution in data quality relies on substantial work on developing methods that are able to learn from user behaviour, process noisy data, use energy efficiently, and work robustly in a different number of settings (e.g. iOS and Android). Plenty of work exists already in this field, but some key limitations still exist. Of particularly interest to us are: learning (on an intra and inter user basis): usage of network information (e.g. map matching), perception of social interactions.

In this project we aim at complement current and upcoming smartphone travel survey technologies with improved machine learning components that address the challenges above. This may be done on an online fashion (integrated with a survey software), or a postprocessing one (where we improve the data collected).

Responsibilities and tasks

    Literature review on survey technology, machine learning for behaviour modelling;Design and implement one or more machine learning models;Test the effectiveness of the approaches on ground truth data:

Qualifications

    A Master’s degree in computer science, management engineering, operations research, computer engineering, statistics,, statistical physics, mathematical modelling or relatedExcellent programming capabilities, in at least one scientific language (e.g. Python, Matlab, R, Julia)Excellent background in statistics and probabilities

Knowledge about app development for smart phones are preferable.

The following soft skills are also important:

    Curiosity and interest about current and future mobility challenges (e.g. autonomous mobility, traffic prediction, travel behaviour)Good communication skills in English, both written and orallyWillingness to engage in group-work with a multi-national team

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by 30 September 2018.

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.

This project involves an extended stay in Singapore of 1 year, during those 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For more information, please contact Francisco C. Pereira (camara@dtu.dk), +45 4525 1496.

You can read more about DTU in www.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2018.

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

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

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

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

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimization of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching, we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable organization and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production, and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has 340 employees; including an academic staff of 190 and 68 PhD students. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and a total of 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department.

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

Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Management Engineering
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

PhD scholarship in Microbial Ecology and Evolution at the Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites (CeMiSt)

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) at the Technical University of Denmark is offering a PhD scholarship within the Bacterial Interactions and Evolution group in the Section for Microbial and Chemical Ecology. The PhD project is part of the Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites (CeMiSt). 
 
CeMiSt is one of 10 new Centers of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center opened on 1 January 2018 and will run for six years with an option for a four-year extension. The Center is based at the Technical University of Denmark and hosted by the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering). Three DTU departments and 10 senior faculty participate in the Center and >15 PhD students and postdocs will be hired. The purpose of CeMiSt is to unravel the biological role of microbial secondary metabolites in natural microbiological communities. The Center is led by Professor Lone Gram.

We are seeking a candidate to study the secondary metabolites of Bacilli using molecular and population biology tools in the research field of microbial ecology and evolution. You will be involved in a fun PhD project on microbial natural products, with strong international connections, productive scientific environment, and work-life balance.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your PhD project will contribute to our understanding of the role of secondary metabolites on microbial interactions and evolution including bacterial biofilms. You will explore the impact of secondary metabolites on microbial community assembly in the soil and use transposon sequencing, among others, to understand the function of natural products on bacterial physiology and development.
 
Experience within the following areas of microbiology will be an advantage:

    microbial secondary metabolitesmicrobial ecology and evolution, population biologymolecular bacteriologyTransposon sequencingfluorescence microscopy

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 Professor Ákos T. Kovacs.
 
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 upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.
  
The expected start date is January 2019.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ákos T. Kovács, tel.: +45 4525 2527 or atkovacs@dtu.dk.
 
Please do not send applications to this e-mail address; instead, please follow the electronic application and submission procedure as explained below.
 
You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk. You can also find a DTU podcast introducing the Center at www.cemist.dtu.dk.
 
Application
Please submit your online application no later than 8 September 2018 (local time).
 
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter), including contact details for 2 refereesCurriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

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

The Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites aims to establish what effect microbial secondary metabolites have on other microorganisms in their natural environment. We have traditionally perceived them as ‘competition substances’, but in natural environments they are rarely produced in quantities of antibiotic effect. The Center’s hypothesis is that secondary metabolites constitute a network of signal molecules that directly affect gene expression, behaviour, and metabolism of the microorganisms and thus play a decisive role in the composition and function of microbiological societies. We will explore this in an interdisciplinary collaboration with the use of sequence-based, analytical-chemical, molecular, bioinformatic, and classic microbiological methods.
 
The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.
 
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 8 September 2018
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Saturday September 8th, 2018

PhD position in geomechanical and flow modelling of natural fractures in Lower Cretaceous rock

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for positions on investigations of mechanisms and models in the context of impcat of fractures in tight chalk reservoirs on production. Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea. The first of the cross-disciplinary flagship programmes of the centre is advanced water flooding of the Dan, Halfdan, and Kraka oil fields.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position will be an integrated part of the tight reservoir development programme with the focus on improving oil recovery in chalk reservoirs in the Danish part of the North Sea. In this context, the candidate is expected to perform innovative, fundamental and applied research on understanding of fractures formation and interactions with geological heterogeneity. This project aims to identify key physical quantities for natural fracture formation in Lower Cretaceous rock to help inform stochastic models of fracture geometries compliant with geologic interpretations and physical laws. The project will rely on measurements of fractures in core, rock mechanics experimental data, and interpretations from rock outcrop measurements.
The team will participate in a growing cross-disciplinary research program, involving several researchers at DTU and other Danish universities, research institutes, and industry. The team will have access to unique field and laboratory data sets to test concepts and methods developed at the centre.

Qualifications

    M.Sc. degree in engineering, geology or other relevant areas;Knowledge of the fundamentals of flow and transport in porous media;Previous experience with devloping numerical codes for reactive transport models is advantageous.A good knowledge of geology, applied mathematics,  and geomechanics is very valuable.Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as an independent researcher;Good writing and communication skills in English;

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

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

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

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr. Hamid Nick, hamid@dtu.dk. You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research.

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 22 August 2018. 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 stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.Curriculum vitaeResearch statement and names and addresses of three referencesAuthorized copies of BSc and MSc degree diplomas, and transcript of grades (an official translation into English). Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here).

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 22 August 2018
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
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Post expires on Wednesday August 22nd, 2018

Postdoc on Time Lenses for Passive Optical Network Systems

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering, including a strong focus on optical communications. We are hereby announcing a Postdoc position to work on time lenses for passive optical network (PON) systems. The starting date will be 1st of September, 2018 or as soon as possible.

PON systems are used in vast quantity to achieve last mile connectivity for private and corporate customers. PON systems face great challenges in continuously scaling to the data rates required by customers – and doing so in an energy efficient and economically viable manner.

The main topic for this position is to apply optical technology to address this challenge of offering vastly increased data rates to users without an associated increase in energy consumption.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc project will be carried out in the High-Speed Optical Communications group (HSOC) in the Department of Photonic Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. The HSOC group is at the very forefront of international research in optical communication technology and holds a number of world records in ultra-high-speed optical communication. There is access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities and cleanroom facilities. The group is highly international and encourage collaborative work with an informal working environment.

The main responsibilities within this position are:

    Design and realization of prototype systems to investigate and demonstrate the possibilities of optical processing in PON systems.Investigation of full systems as well as optimization of subcomponents such as nonlinear optical fibre, optical filters and optical pulse sources.

The postdoc will be actively involved in maturing concepts for optical PON.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

The candidate should have a strong background in experimental photonics, including optical characterization and optical communication systems. Experience in ultra-high-speed transmission and optical signal processing is preferred.

The candidate should have experience with design and implementation of advanced fiber-based optical signal processing.

The candidate should be able to work independently on characterization and advanced system experiments as well as collaborate with other researchers in the High-Speed Optical Communications.

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 place of work is DTU Lyngby campus and the period of employment is three years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Leif Oxenløwe, lkox@fotonik.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 22 August 2018 (local time) . Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

Deadline: 22 August 2018
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Wednesday August 22nd, 2018

Postdoc in Topology Optimization for Fluid-Problems (Half-time)

Applications are invited for a part-time (50%), one-year Postdoc position starting September 2018 or later, within the field of advanced topology optimization of thermal energy systems at the Department of Mechanical Engineering (the TopOpt Group), Technical University of Denmark. The Postdoc-project is partly funded through the TOpTen project funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.

The Postdoc project is aimed at development of advanced topology optimization strategies and codes for design of thermal energy systems and related non-linear multi-physics problems. An integral part of the project is to realize optimized structures fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques and test them against current standard structures.

The research project requires programming of large-scale, parallel computing codes for modelling and topology optimization of non-linear PDE problems.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc shall contribute and interact with a team of junior and senior researchers working with different aspects of high performance computing and optimization. Due to the limited time of employment, the Postdoc is expected to have extensive experience within the field including, but not limited to parallel programming, topology optimization technologies, modelling of non-linear systems of PDE’s and contribution to manuscript preparations and grant application writing.

Apart from internal collaborations with TopOpt-group members, the Postdoc is expected to collaborate with various partners at other DTU Departments with regards to optimization, manufacturing and test of Multiphysics structures.

Qualifications
The applicant must have obtained a PhD-degree or equivalent within Mechanic Engineering, Numerical Modelling or parallel programming and have documented and extensive experience in

    Multiphysics modelling and optimizationParallel programmingTopology optimization technologiesModelling of non-linear systems of PDE’s

as well as possessing an extensive publication record within above fields.

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 at half weekly hours compared to the standard work week.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ole Sigmund, tel.: +45 4525 4256.

You can read more about Department of Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk and the TopOpt-group at www.topopt.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 23 August 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

    Application (cover letter)CVDiplomaList of publications

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

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 157 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 85 persons.

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

Deadline: 23 August 2018
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday August 23rd, 2018

PhD Project in Deep Generative Modelling

DTU Compute’s Sections for Cognitive Systems would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position starting October 2018. The project is financed by DeepMind and DTU Compute.

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

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

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

Project Description
Deep learning has become the favourite workhorse for specialised artificial intelligence applications such as image and speech recognition. These are mostly based upon a supervised learning. Deep unsupervised learning (density modelling) is also an active research field that will be increasingly important in the coming years to solve applications with little or no annotated data. In the project methods for deep unsupervised learning such as variational auto-encoders will be researched. Central research questions are more accurate approximate inference and non-parametric methods for few-shot learning. Applications in natural language modelling will be used as case for the methods developed.

Requirements
Candidates must have a master degree in computational science and engineering (CSE), applied mathematics, or engineering, or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates who can document excellence in machine learning and artificial intelligence, and in addition have a strong background in statistical modelling and computation. Furthermore, good command of the English language is essential.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in the DTU Compute PhD School Programme. 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: Ole Winther, DTU Compute and Ulrich Paquet, DeepMind.

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 at career paths DTU here.

Further Information
Further information concerning the project can be obtained from Ole Winther, olwi@dtu.dk.

Further information concerning the application is available at the DTU Compute PhD homepage or by contacting PhD coordinator Lene Matthisson +45 4525 3377.

Application
Applications must be submitted in English as one single PDF, and we must have your online application by 21 August 2018 (local time). Please open the link in the red bar in the top of the page: “apply online” (“ansøg online”).

Applications must include:

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

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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

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

Deadline: 21 August 2018
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Tuesday August 21st, 2018

PhD scholarship in Statistical Downscaling of Precipitation to Very High Spatio-Temporal Resolutions

DTU Environment would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position.

The Urban Water Systems Section focuses on sustainable management of the urban water systems related to water supply, storm- and wastewater management under a changing climate. The research is dealing with processes and technologies with respect to water quantity and quality. Both computational and experimental studies are con-ducted and research is done at the lab, pilot and full city scale, and in collaboration with other research institutes, stakeholders or end-users. The ultimate goal is to conduct enabling research and technical solutions that support sustainable management of urban water systems.

The field of research is within understanding and predicting future changes in extreme precipitation with an emphasis of its role as a key driver of urban flooding.

Responsibilities and tasks
Interpretation of Earth System model simulation output is essential in urban and rural hydrological applications when assessing climate change impacts and suitable adaptation options. The objective of this PhD scholarship is to identify changes in the timing and severity of changes in risk to urban areas because of changes in extreme rainfall and how this can be taken into account when designing urban drainage infrastructure.

During the past decade substantial progress within the field has been made by means of analysing Regional Climate Model output from hydrostatic models. Currently the research focus is shifting to models with higher spatio-temporal resolution, thereby enabling convection-permitting precipitation schemes. Such model simulations are currently undertaken by the Danish Meterological Institute as part of the Climate Atlas project.

The task will be to analyse the spatio-temporal characteristics of these simulations with a focus on precipitation extremes and compare them to observed rainfall. We envision that there will be two main components in the study: 

to study the output from convection-permitting RCMs, including development of metrics to quantify the added benefit of such models as a tool to describe climate change of extreme precipitation, andto use the output to describe climate change impacts on precipitation extremes as well as to generate hydrological input suitable for design and analysis on the urban hydrology scale. 

The results should be published both scientifically and via the portal for climate change adaptation data to be developed by the Danish Meteorological Institute. The scholarship is co-funded by the Danish Meteorological Institute and they will contribute actively to the project execution.

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

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 researchers from both DTU and the Danish Meteorological Institute.

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.

Main workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, but with a shared placement at the Danish Meteorological Institute with an expected total duration of at least 6 months. Possibilities of an external stay at a third research institution will be actively explored.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen, karn@env.dtu.dk.  

You can read more about the Department of Environmental Engineering at www.env.dtu.dk.   

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

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

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe. The department conducts research and development, and provides educational programs and service to society in the area of engineering of water in natural, urban and industrial contexts, processing and recovery of residual resources, environmental risk assessment and chemical risk reduction. The aim is to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and a new generation of engineers. The department has approximately 185 staff from more than 30 countries.

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

Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Environment
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

PhD scholarship in Biofilm Characterisation by Electron Microscopy

DTU Danchip/Cen, National Center for Electron Nanoscopy and Micro/Nanofabrication invites applications for a three-year PhD position within the research group of Soft Matter.

DTU Danchip/Cen is a central research infrastructure at the Technical University of Denmark with the overall mission of contributing to research, development, innovation and education within the following scientific areas: Development and application of advanced characterization methods by means of electron microscopy and development and application of advanced micro- and nanofabrication technology.

The PhD will be affiliated to the Center for Electron Nanoscopy (DTU Cen) currently employing 18 scientists and 5 technical staff members.

Biofilms can be, on the one hand, detrimental to both human life and industrial processes, while on the other hand, be beneficial in environmental technologies and bioprocesses.

Therefore, there are two opposite challenging goals for the biofilm formation: one is the prevention and inhibition of biofilms and the other is their enhancement and promotion. The understanding of the biofilm formation and their interaction with material is necessary to develop appropriate materials and technologies.

This PhD project will focus on the biofilm growth cycle (from the adhesion to the formation of the biofilm matrix) and their interaction with material surface.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will work in a highly interdisciplinary project at the interface of microbiology and materials science, together in electron microscopies facility. The project includes collaboration with DTU Bioengineering and the micro and nanofabrication facility at DTU Danchip. The microorganism will be provided by the Group of Lone Gram at DTU Bioengineering and the development of the surface material will be performed at DTU Danchip.

The research project will focus on the biofilm growth cycle (from the adhesion to the formation of the biofilm matrix) and the effect of physico-chemical and mechanical properties of materials on the biofilm growth cycle. In particular, the PhD research project involves the growth of microorganism, the surface material with different micro and nano-patterns, the microorganism-surface material interaction and electron microscopy.

    You will contribute to the characterization of microorganisms mainly by electron microscopy.You will be responsible for the investigation of biofilm growth cycle of microorganism and the effect of physico-chemical and mechanical properties of material on the biofilm growth cycle.You will collaborate to develop patterned surface material with DTU Danchip.You will contribute to the characterization of the surface material.Your research could include the study of bioactive molecule effect on the microorganism.

The behavior of different microorganisms can also be investigated.

We expect that you have: 

    An interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environmentbe able to work independently but also in an interdisciplinary international teamare Self-driven and independent prior research productivityExcellent collaboration and communication skillsA strong motivation to succeed in a research fieldExcellent spoken and written English

As part of the Danish PhD program, you will follow a number of PhD courses as well as take part in teaching.

Qualifications
The successful applicant should hold a master’s degree (or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to master’s degree) in Biophysics, Bioengineering, Life science or Biomedical Engineering or Physics, preferably with some experience in electron microscopy. Experience in microbiology field will be considered as 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 Mériem Er-Rafik in collaboration with Lone Gram.

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 Mériem Er-Rafik, merafik@dtu.dk. 

You can read more about the DTU CEN at www.cen.dtu.dk, DTU Danchip at www.danchip.dtu.dk and DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk.   

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

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

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

DTU Cen/Danchip is a common infrastructure and research facility located at and fully owned by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. The Center for Electron Nanoscopy is a state-of-the-art electron microscopy center which was inaugurated in Dec. 2007. The work carried out at DTU Cen is spans the range of basic topographical studies to the highly sophisticated analysis of nanoscale materials in Hard and Soft Matter.

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

Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Cen
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

PhD position: Investigation of Recovery Processes using Core Flooding Experiments

We are looking for a PhD student with an interest in experimental investigations of advanced oil recovery processes.

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a PhD position on investigations of selected enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods and their mechanisms relevant for Danish North Sea.

You will be a part of the recovery processes team, which is part of a growing cross-disciplinary research program, involving several researchers at DTU and other Danish universities, research institutes and the industry. Our works on projects including oil characterization and analytical chemistry, core flooding, contact angle measurements and simulation and reservoir modelling.

The focus of our team is on recovery processes in tight chalk testing different concepts and methods that can potentially improve recovery in the tight chalk fields in the Danish North Sea area. Reservoir core plugs, crude oil and unique field and laboratory data sets are available to increase the applicability of the research. The processes currently being investigated are amongst others Smart Water flooding, surfactant treatment and solvent flooding. Besides performing regular flooding experiments, we also perform core flooding experiments in a CT scanner to be able to monitor the recovery process in situ. State of the art core flooding and rock characterization equipment, including SEM/QEMSCAN, and two CT-scanners, a micro CT scanner and a nano-CT scanner, is available for the project.

Responsibilities and tasks
The project will investigate the potential for improving recovery in the Danish North Sea chalk fields. Your focus will be to run core flooding experiments on low salinity/modified salinity EOR in reservoir and analogue core material. Core flooding, imbibition experiments and rock-fluid interaction studies will be part of the work. Depending on your interests and background you can work closely with analytical chemists on the chemical analysis of the experiments, with X-ray tomography experts to study fluid flow during flooding and with the reservoir modelling team. You should be prepared to engage in linking your research with the activities in the recovery processes team, but also the projects carried out in relation to geology, analytical chemistry, surface chemistry, and reservoir modelling and simulations.

Qualifications
A good understanding of the theory of fluid flow and flow in porous media is an advantage. Some experience with laboratory based work is an advantage as is experience with analytical methods, high pressure equipment and flow systems. Being open to multi-disciplinary research and team work is a must as you will work in close collaboration with the members of the recovery processes team as well as be involved training new people and students.

Your background would require several elements: 

    M.Sc. degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, petroleum engineering, or other relevant areas;Excellent laboratory skills;Knowledge of the fundamentals of flows and fluid distribution in porous media;Interest in applied research;Skills in mathematics and physics;Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;Good communication skills in English;Thorough, focused and hardworking person;

Application potential
The line-of-sight application potential of this project is to participate in the screening processes of potential EOR methods for tight chalk fields in the Danish part of the North Sea.

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Karen Louise Feilberg, Tel: +45 9351 1420, email: klfe@dtu.dk.   

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 20 August 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

    Letter of motivation stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.Curriculum vitaeAuthorized copies of BSc and MSc diplomas, and transcript of grades (an official translation into English) with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)List of publications.

We will be conducting interviews on a continuous basis.

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

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

Deadline: 20 August 2018
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
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Post expires on Monday August 20th, 2018

PhD Scholarship in Nutritional Physiology of Fish

A PhD Scholarship in nutritional physiology of fish is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) to commence during the fall of 2018. The scholarship is financed partly by DTU as a joint alliance project between DTU and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), further supported by DTU Aqua. DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark.

The project will primarily be carried out at the Section for Aquaculture, which is located in Hirtshals in the Northern part of Jutland. The candidate will also be affiliated with the Department of Biology under the Faculty of Natural Sciences at NTNU; Trondheim, Norway. The candidate is therefore required to spend part of his/her time in Norway. The supervisors will be Associate Professor Peter V. Skov and Senior Research Scientist Ivar Lund at DTU Aqua, and Professor Rolf-Erik Olsen at NTNU.

Project description
The inclusion of marine oils in diets for salmonid fishes has decreased by more than 50% in the past 20 years. In order to become ASC certified, fish farmers must reduce their forage fish dependency ratio, which further drives the increased use of plant oils in commercial diets. The different fatty acids that make up a lipid source serve a multitude of biological functions, such as structural components of cell membranes, metabolic substrates for metabolism or as precursors in the synthesis of signalling molecules. The overall aim of the project is to identify effects of replacing marine lipids with terrestrial lipids. The candidate is expected to investigate in particular whether lipid source and composition is a determinant of digestibility, and to what extent this is reflected in markers of lipid digestion, how it influences lipid uptake and incorporation, and what the ultimate effects are on growth, metabolism and fuel use. These questions are to be addressed through a series of experiments determining digestibility of diets with different lipid sources, activity of lipid digestive processes, growth and feed conversion, whole animal metabolism including respiratory and nitrogen quotients, fatty acid composition of fish tissues, and cellular respiration.

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate who has: 

    M.Sc. Eng. or M.Sc. degree in Aquaculture, Aquatic Science & Technology, Biology, or similar;Previous experience in experimental work with fish;A strong interest in the nutritional physiology of fish and bioenergetics of fishes;Previous experience in experimental work with fish;Proficiency in written and spoken English;Keen interest in laboratory experiments and for working at the interface of basic and applied fish physiology.

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

Assessment
Assessment of the applicants will be done by Associate Professor Peter V. Skov, and Senior Scientist Ivar Lund, DTU Aqua.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. The applicant must be able to start no later than 1 December 2018.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
For further information about the project, please contact Associate Professor Peter V. Skov, pvsk@aqua.dtu.dk.  

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include: 

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

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 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 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 which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Charlottenlund, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana. You can read more about DTU Aqua on www.aqua.dtu.dk.  

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

Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

PhD scholarship in Optimal Operation of Integrated Electricity and Heat Systems

The Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at the Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for a 3 year PhD position in using district HEATing systems as FLEXible sources in power systems with large amounts of renewables. The PhD project is an alliance PhD project with Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) from Sweden.

In order to realize the long term goal of renewables based energy systems, the synergy between electricity and heat will be explored. The interactions between electricity and heat sectors will provide more flexibility required by the future renewable based energy system. With good coordination between electricity and heat sectors, it will provide cost efficient and secure solutions for the planning, operation and control of the future renewables based energy system.

Responsibilities and tasks
This PhD project will study optimal operation of integrated electricity and heat systems. Operation planning and control algorithms will be developed for multi-time-scale operation of the integrated electricity and heat systems.

Main tasks: 

    Static and dynamic model of combined electricity and DH systemStochastic optimization methods for flexible DH and electricity systemsEconomic benefit analysis of stochastic optimization for flexible DH and electricity systemsFrequency control scheme of DSO with combined electricity and DH and benefit analysis

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a MSc in electrical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the MSc in engineering. The candidate with the following knowledge will be preferred: 

    Fundamental knowledge about the power system operation, control and analysisGood at optimization theory, familiar with one of the optimization software, such as GAMS and MatlabKnowledge/experience about power system automation 

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Qiuwei Wu and Associate Professor Arne Hejde Nielsen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Qiuwei Wu, Tel: +45 4525 3529, Email: qw@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about of about us at www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk/.  

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 August 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

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

DTU Electrical Engineering is the central department within electrical and biomedical engineering. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. The department is organized into 8 groups each covering important areas of electrical and biomedical engineering. Including PhD students we have more than 275 staff members. You can read more about us at www.elektro.dtu.dk.   

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

Deadline: 20 August 2018
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Monday August 20th, 2018

PhD position in computational enzymology

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Bioengineering) invites applications for an open position as a PhD student in computational enzymology.

The position is associated with the project “Simulation assisted enzyme design: Application of the Sabatier principle for interfacial enzyme catalysis”, which is supported by the Danish Research Council for Technology and Production. The project is a collaboration between DTU Bioengineering, DTU Chemistry and Novozymes A/S, and it focuses on enzyme reactions at the interface of insoluble substrates, particularly the breakdown of cellulose. The project combines experimental and computational approaches, and we strive to implement a new principle for the rational design of enzymes with improved properties in industrial applications. You will be enrolled at DTU Bioengineering in the section for Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, and the PhD program will involve work with all three collaborators. 

Responsibilities and tasks
Your main responsibilities will be enzyme-ligand free energy calculations and modelling of experimental kinetic data. The free energy calculations will be based primarily on Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations, and the goal is to develop a procedure for rapid determination of relative ligand binding strength among related enzyme variants. The other main activity, kinetic modelling, involves the formulation of appropriate reaction pathways for enzyme processes at interfaces, and the subsequent development of rate equations and numeric analysis against experimental data.

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.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in two or more of the following areas:

    Simulation of biomolecules (preferably MD)Protein structural analysis and in silico protein designHomology modelingChemical kinetics and analysis of ordinary differential equations (ODE)Numeric analysis and non-linear regression

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to formulation and testing of hypotheses. In addition, we appreciate a good sense of humor.

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 Peter Westh, DTU Bioengineering, Associate Professor Günther Peters, DTU Chemistry and Science, and Director Kim Borch, Novozymes. Your application will also need to be approved by an internal PhD assessment committee.

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 Peter Westh, petwe@dtu.dk or +45 3091 5488.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approximately 180 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff, and we are expanding rapidly in 2018. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

PhD position in experimental enzymology

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Bioengineering) invites applications for an open position as a PhD student in experimental enzymology.

The position is associated with the project “Simulation assisted enzyme design: Application of the Sabatier principle for interfacial enzyme catalysis”, which is supported by the Danish Research Council for Technology and Production. The project is a collaboration between DTU Bioengineering, DTU Chemistry and Novozymes A/S, and it focuses on enzyme reactions at the interface of insoluble substrates, particularly the breakdown of cellulose. The project combines experimental and computational approaches, and we strive to implement a new principle for the rational design of enzymes with improved properties in industrial applications. You will be enrolled at DTU Bioengineering in the section for Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, and the PhD program will involve work with all three collaborators.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will have two main responsibilities: the kinetic characterization of interfacial enzymes and the expression and purification of enzyme variants. The kinetic characterization will include work with established assay methods that applies chromatography, colorimetry or electrochemistry for the detection of enzyme activity. Your work may also involve the development and implementation of novel assays principles that are particularly suited for enzymes acting at interfaces. Activities within variant expression will rely on a range of molecular biology methods, including DNA manipulation, fermentation and chromatographic purification.

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.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in two or more of the following areas:

    Enzyme kineticsPhysical biochemistryProtein chemistryEnzyme assays (e.g. HPLC, colorimetry, biosensors or rapid mixing methods)Expression and purification of enzymes

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to the formulation and testing of hypotheses. In addition, we appreciate a good sense of humor.

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 Peter Westh, DTU Bioengineering, Associate Professor Günther Peters, DTU Chemistry and Science, and Director Kim Borch, Novozymes. Your application will also need to be approved by an internal PhD assessment committee.

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 Peter Westh, petwe@dtu.dk or +45 3091 5488.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approximately 180 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff, and we are expanding rapidly in 2018. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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

Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

Postdoc in Organometallic Polynuclear Chemistry

A 1 year postdoc fellowship is now available at DTU Chemistry, starting as soon as possible. The project will be under supervision of Assistant Professor Martin Nielsen and is funded by a DFF-Danish ERC-support program.

Responsibilities and tasks
We are seeking a very ambitious person, who is eager and able to contribute significantly to establishing a field of designing and synthesizing polynuclear coordination complexes, for homogeneous organometallic polynuclear chemistry with novel reactivities. The focus will be on designing, synthesizing, and characterizing well-defined polynuclear inorganic coordination complexes. The aim is to develop novel chemistry based on these clusters. This involves

    Organic syntheses of new ligandsInorganic syntheses of novel polynuclear coordination complexesIn-depth structural and property characterizations of all new compoundsTesting and optimizing for novel organometallic transformations

Participation in supervision of students of all levels will be an integrated part of the job, and acquisition of teaching experience is supported. In specific, this position includes supervision of, and collaboration with, a PhD student throughout the whole period.

Other content of the position:

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

    Scientific production and research potential at an international levelScientific experience basis, preferably including international experienceInnovative skills and the ability to generate new ideasAbility 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 academiaAbility to communicate scientific results at both an academic level and in layman’s termsAbility and eagerness to attract independent funding. It is required that you apply at third party funding agencies for your own independent research funding, which can complement this funding for your stay. Success with these applications is not a prerequisite for staying in this position, but excellent applications are expectedThe research plan (see application procedure)

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.
 
Further qualifications:
 
The candidate should have a strong background in experimental chemistry and commitment to research. The ideal candidate has a background in transition metal coordination chemistry and/or organometallic catalysis and/or homogeneous inorganic chemistry.

Experience on the exact mentioned topics is not a prerequisite for a successful application, if excellence can be demonstrated in another, related chemistry research field.

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 expected.

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

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

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, with the possibility of extending to two years. If independent funding is attracted by the applicant, the period may be prolonged.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assistant Professor Martin Nielsen, +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.

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 17 August 2018. 

 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:
 
Please include ALL the bullet points as well as following their order.

    Application (cover letter)CVResearch plan (max. 2 pages including graphics and references. See below for more information)Tentative list of agencies/programs to apply for funding at (min. 1 program. See below for more information)List of publications and presentationsUp to 3 recommendation letters or academic referees contact detailsDiploma (MSc/PhD)

Research plan: It should include what you envision you study during a 2-year postdoc period. The theme of the proposal is very open, but it should relate to the title of this position. The research plan will be assessed based on whether the idea is:

    OriginalCreativeAmbitiousRealistic

Funding list: Suggestions of postdoc programs based at DTU or in Denmark, EU, your home country, etc. are all most welcome. Please ensure that you are eligible for the programs you suggest. Please also provide your own assessment of your chances of achieving the given programs (max. 1 sentence per program).
 
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their PhD degree, but cannot begin before having received it. Candidates should expect to receive their PhD degree prior to November 1, 2018.
 
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
 
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
 
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
Deadline: 17 August 2018
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Friday August 17th, 2018

PhD scholarship in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills

The section Air, Land and Water Resources is dedicated to study the interaction between the atmosphere, the natural environment and the anthroposphere. The focus is on direct and indirect effects on functioning and stability of terrestrial ecosystems, on biosphere-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases and reactive gases and particles, and on the effects of toxic components of the atmosphere on plant growth and human health. The research includes important feedbacks between the terrestrial biosphere and the global climate.

Scientific topics in focus:

    Greenhouse gases and global climate changeAir pollutionEcosystem services and resilience

Methane from landfills is a significant contributor to climate change from the waste sector. DTU Environment has through cooperation with several partners developed and tested so-called Biocovers to mitigate these emissions. Biocovers are going to be installed on a number of Danish landfills in the near future. Accurate measurements of methane emissions from these sites are necessary to design the Biocovers and to document their mitigation performance. A key issue is assessing the emission dynamics with robust, continuous methane and carbon dioxide flux measurements. Research into these problems will be central to the research of the PhD student.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will engage in research directly relevant to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The research will be done within an inspiring international work environment with colleagues with strong experience on the topics, you will be working on. Advanced state of the art laboratory and field research equipment and facilities will be available to reach your research aims. These tools include a “mobile analytical platform”, which is a vehicle fitted with high-precision gas analysers, GNSS system and a mobile eddy covariance station.

    You will obtain valuable experience in the most effective state-of-the-art quantification methods of fugitive greenhouse gas emissionsYou will contribute to the highly important effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissionsThe results of your work will be of immediate interest to Danish authorities

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.

You should be a highly motivated student, who is interested in doing cutting-edge research and is interested in fieldwork. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge and experience within the following areas:

    Quantification and modelling of fugitive emissionsEddy covariance measurements and footprint modellingEnvironmental assessment of waste management technologiesMitigation of greenhouse gas emissions

A driver’s license is required for this position.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Charlotte Scheutz.

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 Charlotte Scheutz, tel.: +45 4525 1607.

You can read more about DTU Environment at www.env.dtu.dk

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 August 2018 (local time).
 
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe.
The department conducts research and development, and provides educational programs and service to society in the area of engineering of water in natural, urban and industrial contexts, processing and recovery of residual resources, environmental risk assessment and chemical risk reduction.
The aim is to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and a new generation of engineers. The department has approximately 185 staff from more than 30 countries.

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

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

Post expires on Monday August 20th, 2018

Postdoc in remote sensing of fugitive gas emissions

The section Air, Land and Water Resources is dedicated to study the interaction between the atmosphere, the natural environment and the anthroposphere. The focus is on direct and indirect effects on functioning and stability of terrestrial ecosystems, on biosphere-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases and reactive gases and particles, and on the effects of toxic components of the atmosphere on plant growth and human health. The research includes important feedbacks between the terrestrial biosphere and the global climate.

Scientific topics in focus:

    Greenhouse gases and global climate changeAir pollutionEcosystem services and resilience

The focus of the position is the quantification of fugitive emissions. DTU Environment has secured a strong position in this field, and the candidate will contribute to strengthen this position in cooperation with other researchers at DTU as well as Danish and international external partners. Greenhouse gas emissions are of special societal importance, which the candidate will be developing methods to quantify. The research will include several approaches to monitor gas emissions from point sources to area sources using a variety of techniques – from flux chambers to satellites.
Responsibilities and tasks
A key output of the position is publication of research findings in ISI journals. The candidate is expected to publish results both as lead author, and as co-author in cooperation with other researchers and PhD students. It is also expected that the Postdoc delivers broader dissemination such as conference contributions. 
 
The Postdoc will participate in several on-going and planned projects, which include:

    EU project to harmonise methods to measure methane emissions from biogas production facilities.Development of high spatial resolution satellite methodology to quantify fugitive emissions at source level.Quantify fugitive emissions from composting of garden waste.Measuring effectiveness of landfill gas mitigation initiatives (e.g. .Biocover)

Other task and responsibilities are:

    Teaching activities: Teaching in the course “Climate change – impacts, mitigation and adaptation”, Supervision of Ph.D. students.Field measurements in Denmark and internationally.Responsible for operation, reinvestment and future investment in equipment for a variety of measurement methods – including a “mobile analytical platform”, which is a vehicle fitted with various high precision analytical equipment. This mobile laboratory is used for remote sensing of fugitive emissions from landfills, wastewater treatment plants, biogas plants and more.Fund raising for further research in collaboration with senior colleagues.

You will engage in the development of the newly formed research section “Air, Land & Water Resources”, whose members have well established publication records within fields closely related to your focus area. Interest and capability to collaborate with other researchers, industry, consultants, authorities etc. is important, and strong communication skills are equally important.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

The position requires interest in using a variety of problem solving tools to achieve your overall aims. Fieldwork is a key part of the position, whereby you will face problems requiring a “hands-on” approach. The following personal competencies are relevant for the position:

    You enjoy working with complex topics.You thrive on collaboration and teamwork both with colleagues and external partners.You believe in dialogue and feedback as the best foundation for sound decision-making.

Further qualifications:

    Interest in quantification of fugitive emissions from different sources such as landfills, energy facilities, wastewater treatment plants and similar.Interest in development and validation of measurement methods.Experience with advanced scientific data analysis and modelling.Experience with emission measurements and field investigations.Interest in public sector consultancy and project management of publicly funded projects.Interest in participation and collaboration in multiple projects/other activities simultaneously.Knowledge of general aspects of climate change and sources of greenhouse gas emissions and environmental assessment methodologies.

A driver’s license is required.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
 
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is two years, with start as soon as possible.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Charlotte Scheutz, tel.: +45 4525 1607.

You can read more about DTU Environment on www.env.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 20 August 2018 (local time).
 
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

    Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (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 Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe.
The department conducts research and development, and provides educational programs and service to society in the area of engineering of water in natural, urban and industrial contexts, processing and recovery of residual resources, environmental risk assessment and chemical risk reduction.
The aim is to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and a new generation of engineers. The department has approximately 185 staff from more than 30 countries.

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

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

Post expires on Monday August 20th, 2018

PhD scholarship in development of innovative remote sensing measurement techniques for quantification of greenhouse gases and ammonia

The section Air, Land and Water Resources is dedicated to study the interaction between the atmosphere, the natural environment and the anthroposphere. The focus is on direct and indirect effects on functioning and stability of terrestrial ecosystems, on biosphere-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases and reactive gases and particles, and on the effects of toxic components of the atmosphere on plant growth and human health. The research includes important feedbacks between the terrestrial biosphere and the global climate.

Scientific topics in focus:

    Greenhouse gases and global climate changAir pollutioEcosystem services and resilience

The focus of the position is the quantification of fugitive gaseous emissions. DTU Environment has secured a strong position in this field, and the candidate will contribute to strengthen this position in cooperation with other researchers at DTU as well as at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The research goal is to develop and apply innovative remote sensing measuring methods based on optical remote sensing solar occultation flux, vertical wind and concentration profiling and tracer gas release for source flux quantification of greenhouse gases and ammonia from industrial and agricultural facilities. The research will primarily include field tests and measuring activities.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will engage in research directly relevant to the measurements of greenhouse gas emissions. The research will be done within an inspiring international work environment with colleagues with strong experience on the topic, you will be working on. Advanced state of the art laboratory and field research equipment and facilities will be available to reach your research aims. These tools include analytical instruments (FTIR, CRDS, SOF, LIDAR), unmanned aerial vehicles, etc.

    You will obtain valuable experience in the most effective state-of-the-art quantification methods of fugitive greenhouse gas emissionsYou will contribute to the highly important effort to report and reduce greenhouse gas emissionsThe results of your work will be of immediate interest to Danish authorities

You should be a highly motivated student, who is interested in doing cutting-edge research and is interested in fieldwork. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge and experience within the following areas:

     Quantification and modelling of fugitive gaseous emissionsAtmospheric chemistry, air monitoring and modellingAnalytical instrumentations such as FTIR, SOF, LIDAR, etc.Unmanned aerial vehicles navigation, measurements and observation systemsEnvironmental assessment of waste management and agricultural systems

A driver’s license is required for this position.

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 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 Charlotte Scheutz.

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

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

Workplace
A significant part of the time (~12-14 months) will be spend at Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Charlotte Scheutz, tel.: +45 4525 1607.

You can read more about DTU Environment at www.env.dtu.dk

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 August 2018 (local time).

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

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

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

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

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe. The department conducts research and development, and provides educational programs and service to society in the area of engineering of water in natural, urban and industrial contexts, processing and recovery of residual resources, environmental risk assessment and chemical risk reduction.

The aim is to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and a new generation of engineers. The department has approximately 185 staff from more than 30 countries.

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

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

Post expires on Monday August 20th, 2018

Postdoc in Production of Light, Precise Aluminium Components

DTU Mechanical Engineering, the section for manufacturing engineering invites applications for a Post Doc. position in the field of Production of light, precise aluminium components. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and runs until 31 March 2020.

The project to which the applicant will be assigned, focus on analysing, how geometrical variation in cast components occur in different steps of the production chain.

In the project we use 3D optical scanning systems to measure dimensional variations in castings. Measurements are combined with data from production databased and used to analyse and optimise the production.

Responsibilities and tasks  

    You will have to analyse geometrical data from 3D optical systems obtained at DTU or in production at a project partner.You will have to discuss strategies for scanning and subsequent analysis with the project partners and will be responsible for planning and execution of measurement campaigns.You will be responsible for designing experimental plans and should suggest methods for process analysis based on geometrical data and input from process monitoring data from production.Using production data and geometrical measurements you will have to work with commercial process simulation software to model the influence of process parameters on geometrical variation in cast components,You will also take part in general project administration.

The candidate will be working closely together with staff at DTU and the industrial partners in the project. It is therefore important the candidate is able to communicate and co-operate with employees at all levels of the partner organisations.

The candidate will become a part of the team of lecturers at DTU Mechanical Engineering and will be required to give lectures, run laboratory courses and supervise students’ projects.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. 

Furthermore you should: 

    have a background in manufacturing engineering, materials processing or industrial engineering.preferably have experience with use of 3D optical scanning methods to analyse variations in dimensions in industrial production.have experience with statistical methods for experimental design and analysis of process data. It will be advantageous if the candidate has some experience with GOM Inspect software.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2020.

The candidate will be employed at DTUs Lyngby Campus, but should be prepared to travel to run experiments at the project partners in other parts of the country.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Niels Skat Tiedje, e-mail: nsti@mek.dtu.dk, tel: +45 4525 4719.

You can read more about DTU Mechanical Engineering on http://www.mek.dtu.dk. 

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 100 persons, 110 Ph.D. students and a technical/administrative support staff of more than 80 persons. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018