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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In particular, candidates are required to have: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

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

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

PhD Project in Theory of Nature-Inspired Algorithms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

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

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

PhD position on Quantum Defects and Autonomous Materials Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here.

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

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

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

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

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

Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

Postdoc position on Quantum Defects and Autonomous Materials Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here. 

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

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

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

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

Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

In particular, candidates are required to have: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here. 

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

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

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

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

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

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

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

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply online

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Saturday February 23rd, 2019

Postdoc in Multiscale Topology Optimization

The TopOpt-group (www.topopt.dtu.dk) within the Section of Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering is world leading within development and applications of topology optimization methods for mechanical and multiphysics systems. A special effort, facilitated by the Villum Investigator Grant InnoTop (Interactive, Non-Linear, High-Resolution Topology Optimization headed by Villum Investigator, professor Ole Sigmund) is devoted to speed improvements based on multiscale modelling and optimization.

Compared to brute force, high-resolution topology optimization schemes, multiscale approaches have the potential to save immense computational time and at the same time provide highly efficient and regular structures, amenable to manufacturing using e.g. additive manufacturing methods, or to further processing and refinement using shape and sizing optimization.  

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc shall perform and lead research within multiscale approaches for large-scale topology optimization problems. A multitude of related activities within the InnoTop project are on-going and it will be a responsibility of the Postdoc to tie these activities together and combine them into one efficient and user-friendly process chain, including basic modelling, optimization, interactivity and post-processing using computer graphics approaches.

The preferred candidate shall have background / experience in the following areas: 

    Multiscale modelling and finite element analysisAdvanced topology optimizationMultiscale / homogenization-based topology optimizationGeometry processing / computer graphicsParallel computingBe self-motivated, out-going and willing and able to collaborate with colleagues and project partners with widely different backgrounds

The InnoTop project involves partners with widely different backgrounds, including solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, multiphysics and computer graphics and is based on collaborations with several different DTU departments, most notably DTU Compute as well as an extensive network of international collaborators.

Qualifications
The candidate must have a PhD degree or equivalent in mechanical or aerospace engineering, computer science or a similar degree involving extensive numerical modelling, structural optimization and programming activities.

Apart from a convincing research portfolio, the candidate must document and motivate experience and interest in teaching and advising duties as well as public outreach activities. 

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 1 January 2019 or soonest possible after this date.

The Postdoc position is associated with Department of Mechanical Engineering at Lyngby Campus but may involve shorter stays at external institutions.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.    

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

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 26 November 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 150 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons. 

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

Deadline: 26 November 2018
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday November 26th, 2018

Two Postdocs in AI methods in Automation and Control

DTU Electrical Engineering seeks qualified and talented candidates for two vacant Postdoc positions in a project on automated translation of plant documentation to (Multilevel Flow Modelling) models.

The purpose of the project is to investigate how to do (semi-)automated transfer of plant and project documentation in the form of P&IDs to MFM functional models.

One postdoc should have a software/computer science background and work closely with the other postdoc who should have a process engineering background from mechanical or chemical engineering.

Responsibilities and tasks
Current research in Multilevel Flow Modelling (MFM) at DTU Electrical Engineering is developing MFM based reasoning algorithms and software tools for the analysis of causes and consequences of disturbances and for planning of counter action in industrial plants like oil and gas production system.

The project is part of a larger project on “Water Management” funded by Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Center (DHRTC). The overall purpose of the Water Management project is to apply advanced information processing and new water treatment technologies to improve operations of oil and gas production platforms in the North Sea. This includes the application of Big Data for analysis of plant information and synthesis of control actions. MFM will here play a central role as a methodology for representation of plant knowledge and for decision support of operators. MFM is the technology basis for AlarmTracker software developed by the project partner ELDOR technologies.

The team working in this area include 8 members at DTU Elektro and about the same number outside DTU, the additional two postdocs will work within the DTU Elektro team with strong interaction with existing partners.

Applicants to the positions should demonstrate competences within one or more of the areas: 

    General Automation or Process controlArtificial Intelligence (rule based systems and knowledge representation)

Qualifications
One candidate should hold a PhD in computer science or equivalent, and the other candidate should hold a PhD in mechanical or chemical engineering or equivalent.

One candidate dealing with digitalization of plant documentation should preferably have knowledge about:

    Image recognition/computer visionAutomated document analysisSemantic analysis for capturing topologySolid IT skills including early prototyping and being part of larger projectsKnowledge of object and text recognition toolsKnowledge based systems

One candidate dealing with process design and automation and plant documentation should preferably have knowledge about:

    Good understanding of industrial automation and processes, including documentationUnderstanding of process design, including safety studies like HAZOPKnowledge based systems

For both positions the following personal characteristics describe the perfect candidate: 

    You enjoy working with complex multi-disciplinary topics in a teamYou are motivated by both individual and team accomplishmentsYou thrive on collaboration and teamwork

For both positions the following personal characteristics describe the perfect candidate: 

    You enjoy working with complex multi-disciplinary topics in a teamYou are motivated by both individual and team accomplishmentsYou thrive on collaboration and teamwork

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 positions are for a period of 12 month starting 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of group Ole Ravn, tel.: +45 4525 3560.

You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk. 

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 16 November 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 qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Automation and Control group performs research and teaching in automation technology, control theory and robotics at DTU. The group has about 35 affiliated researchers and other employees. Please read more about the Automation and Control group on www.aut.elektro.dtu.dk.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department within electrical and biomedical engineering. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. The department is organized into 8 groups each covering important areas of electrical and biomedical engineering. Including PhD students we have more than 275 staff members.

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

Deadline: 16 November 2018
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Friday November 16th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Planning Product Configuration System Projects

The research focus at the Section of Engineering Design and Product Development at DTU Mechanical Engineering is improvement in the efficiency and quality of product development processes as carried out in an industrial context. This is achieved through analysis of industrial development work and by developing and improving systematic methods that support design professionals and development groups. The research organized around four areas: conceptualization, product-service systems, robust design and platform-based product development.

The PhD Scholarship is related to the research area of platform-based product development.

Product configuration systems are knowledge-based IT systems, which assist companies in enabling their mass customisation strategies. These systems support the sales and engineering specification processes at companies, thereby benefiting companies by reducing quotation lead time, improving the quality of specifications and quotations, improving the quotation accuracy, improving the ability to capture customer requirements and improving on-time delivery. This PhD project will focus on the development, implementation and maintenance of these product configuration systems.

Responsibilities and tasks
The aim of the PhD project is to develop a set of approaches for supporting the management of product configuration system projects.

The project will primarily focus on the planning aspect of product configuration system projects. Often, companies implementing product configuration systems face budget and schedule overruns during the development phase of these systems, leading to the cancellation of the development projects. Therefore, there is a need for accurate estimation methods that can help companies in predicting the effort required to develop, maintain and extend these systems. The PhD candidate will have to identify the relevant factors which influence the effort estimation for product configuration system projects and use them to develop an effort estimation method.

Another area of focus for the PhD project will be the prioritisation of potential product configuration system projects. The ability to correctly prioritise these projects will help companies in fully realising the benefits from their investments in product configuration systems. The candidate will have to develop approaches to identify and prioritise the potential areas of configuration system implementation within a company’s product portfolio. These approaches must focus on both the financial and non-financial factors which may influence such decisions.

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 Niels Henrik Mortensen.

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 Niels Henrik Mortensen, tel.: +45 4525 6275.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 5 November 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 Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 150 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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

Deadline: 5 November 2018
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Monday November 5th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Silicone-based Dielectric Elastomers

The Danish Polymer Centre at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering has a significant number of research projects based on silicone elastomers utilized in dielectric elastomer transducers. Within this framework, the PhD student will be working in close collaboration with another PhD student working on development of methods to investigate electromechanical ageing of dielectric elastomers. The supervision of both students is conducted by Professor Anne Ladegaard Skov (DTU) and Professor Herbert Shea (EPFL).

This project deals with getting a better understanding on how the network structure affects the ageing mechanisms (mechanical, electrical, and electro-mechanical) and various model networks will be synthesized and characterized in close collaboration with EPFL.

The PhD student must spend at least 6 months at EPFL during the duration of the PhD.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD student will in close collaboration with another PhD student, enrolled at EFPL, mature the understanding of electro-mechanical ageing of dielectric elastomers by developing suitable experimental techniques and developing novel type of elastomers hypothesized to possess better properties with respect to ageing.

Your research will include

    Chemical synthesis and characterization of specialized silicone polymersDesign of silicone elastomers with tailored propertiesMechanical, electrical, and electro-mechanical testing of elastomers

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

Candidates with a background in polymers, especially within silicone polymers will be favoured. Knowledge on polymer synthesis is strictly required whereas experience with dielectric elastomers is desirable, but not required.

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 Head of Centre, Professor Anne Ladegaard Skov together with co-supervisor Professor Herbert Shea, EPFL.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Anne Ladegaard Skov, al@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 10 July 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: 10 July 2018
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Tuesday July 10th, 2018

PhD Project in Algebraic Error Correction

DTU Compute’s Section for Mathematics, would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position starting 1 September 2018. The project is financed by the DFF-FNU grant “Correcting on a Curve”.

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
Error-correcting codes ensure reliability in e.g. satellite communication, distributed storage and cloud computing. It is vital that the error-correction can be done fast. Excellent error-correcting codes can be constructed using algebraic curves – AG codes – but no truly fast decoding algorithms are available for these codes. This has limited their theoretical impact and prohibited any practical impact. This project aims to change that.   

Requirements
Candidates must have a master degree in computational science and engineering (CSE), (applied) mathematics, or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates who can document a good background in algebra, and in addition have a solid background in computer algebra and algorithms. Furthermore, a good command of the English language is essential.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, 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 Peter Beelen and Johan Rosenkilde.

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 concerning the project can be obtained from Peter Beelen, pabe@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 the 22 June 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: 22 June 2018
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Friday June 22nd, 2018

Postdoc in Smart City Cyber Security

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (DTU Compute) at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a Postdoc position in the field of cyber security for smart cities. The Postdoc will be part of the Smart City Cybersecurity Lab (SCL) project (Safer Copenhagen) funded by the Capital Region of Denmark.

DTU Compute is Denmark’s largest environment for mathematics and computer science and encompasses both in-depth theory and practical applications. This allows converting new ideas into innovative products and provides public sector consultancy – to the benefit of both industry and public sector institutions.

You will be affiliated with the Cyber Security Section at DTU Compute, which examines the methods, techniques and tools for securing computer systems that are accessible through a network, typically the Internet. Most networked computing systems are considered socio-technical systems and the successful defence against cyber-attacks requires consideration of a broad range of human and technical factors, from the general security awareness among agents in an organisation to the proper enforcement of security policies through cryptography and access control mechanisms.

Responsibilities and tasks
Cities around the world are investing in information technology to collect data used to create situational awareness and manage assets and resources efficiently. This includes data collected from citizens as well as sensors embedded in the environment, which is processed and analysed to monitor and manage utilities (power plants and transmission systems, water supply and waste management), traffic management and transportation systems, law enforcement (smart policing), health care systems, schools, libraries and other community services. The increasing reliance on such smart city technologies raises a number of security and privacy issues to increase the stability and robustness of the cities and organizations’ operations, and to provide the necessary trust and security for the citizens of the collection and use of data.

The range of heterogeneous technologies from different system providers used to monitor and control smart city systems means that security solutions are poorly integrated and often not correctly configured and operated. Moreover, smart city technologies may expose data about citizens that violate fundamental privacy expectations, e.g. codified in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Developing a generic model of smart cities that describe abstract processes and sub-systems is therefore important for the analysis and understanding of the security implications of smart city technologies, but it is equally important to understand the specific technologies and system interfaces used in practice. DTU Compute is therefore establishing a Laboratory for Practical Security Investigations (LPSI) to experiment with the security of smart city (and other) technologies.

If you are interested in Smart City Cyber Security, you might be our new Postdoc. The research you conduct will contribute to the following tasks: 

    Development of a generic model of a smart city that allows the identification of vulnerabilities relating to the deployment of smart city technologiesThreat and Attack modelling, including identification of potential attack vectors and establishing the attack surface of a smart cityDefinition of measures at the strategic (design) as well as the operational level that are adopted to minimize or reduce the risk of a cyber-attack, and provide an efficient and effective prevention mechanismDefinition of specific recommendations and guidelines for cities and municipalities on cyber resilient measuresDissemination of results through scientific and popular science publications

You are also expected to participate in departmental teaching at graduate level so you should value visionary and meaningful communication.

You will take part in the establishment of the new experimental laboratory for security examination of smart city technologies; this includes: 

    Developing sandboxes for both virtual and physical experimentation with smart city technologiesInterface the LPSI with DTU’s existing smart campus infrastructureExtend existing and forge new links to industry that may wish to avail of the expertise and resources of the laboratory

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. Preferably in computer science, computer engineering, or networking, with a focus on cyber risk/security, network security, or similar (PhD students who have handed in, but not yet defended their thesis are welcome to apply).

To the right candidate we offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation.

You are the right candidate for this position if:  

    You have teaching experience in related subjectsYou can demonstrate impact in the field of cyber security (as described above)You have participated in academic collaborations in relevant areasYou are engaged in industry and public organisations in smart citiesYou have a relevant publication track recordYou can promote and disseminate research results to a non-academic audience

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

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

The position is full time (37 hours a week). The period of employment is 1 year starting 1 August (or as soon as possible thereafter).

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Christian D. Jensen, cdje@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3724.

You can read more about the Cyber Security division on www.compute.dtu.dk/english/research/Cyber.  

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 22 June 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: 

    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 Compute has a total staff of approximately 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: 22 June 2018
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Friday June 22nd, 2018

PhD scholarship in Market Design for Future Highly Interconnected Multi-Carrier Energy Systems

The Center for Electric Power and Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering seeks a PhD student for a 3-year scholarship in the field of market design for future highly interconnected multi-carrier energy systems.

The position is funded by a collaboration between VITO, an independent Flemish research organization in the area of cleantech and sustainable development and DTU. This collaboration is linked to the EU H2020 project Magnitude, focused on harnessing the flexibility of multi-energy systems. The PhD project will hosted at DTU by our group. In view of the collaboration between VITO and DTU, half of the project period is to be spent with VITO in Belgium.

The successful applicant will join a Centre that has received increased recognition internationally for its contribution to both methodological and application-related aspects of modern power system engineering. A key area of focus is on integration of high shares of variable and partly predictable renewable power production through the design of appropriate market mechanisms allowing for efficient and reliable power system operation, while ensuring a proper redistribution of increased social welfare.

Our group is currently involved in a number of cutting-edge projects for the design and operation of such electricity markets, e.g. in probabilistic and peer-to-peer framework (‘5s’ – Future Electricity Markets, and the Energy Collective), for the generalization to markets for integrated energy systems (e.g., CITIES – Center for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems in Cities, SCA and EnergyLab Nordhavn), or for the proposal of new approaches to energy analytics e.g. learning and probabilistic forecasting in high dimensions.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful PhD candidate will join a team of researchers focusing on multi-energy systems from various angles, i.e., market-based operation, control and planning, with synergies with a number of projects at the national and international levels. Future highly renewable energy systems are to fully utilize the flexibility offered by the multiple energy carriers involved. In parallel, the operation of multi-carrier energy systems is to be considered in a market environment, in order to optimize social welfare while generating appropriate signals for further investment.

In that context, the PhD candidate will focus on new market structures and mechanisms facilitating the optimal operation of integrated energy systems, while accounting for the operational constraints from its various components. Emphasis will also be placed on market coupling, dynamic pricing and new market mechanisms with high uncertainty on both supply and demand sides. The specific aims of the PhD project are: 

    Identification of the opportunities for the development of new market mechanisms that are not in place yet for optimal coordination of electric energy systems together with heating, cooling and gas in the day-ahead time frame;Evaluation of the environmental and economic value of different multi-carrier energy market designs;Assessment of the possibilities and needs to extend the multi-carrier market to other time scales.Additional considerations may include offering strategies in these novel market structures, identification of gaming and strategic behavior, etc.

Qualifications
Candidates should hold an MSc in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualification such as a MSc in Sustainable Energy, Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics.

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 applicants should fulfil the following requirements: 

Mandatory: 

    MSc in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualification such as a degree in Sustainable Energy, Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics.Knowledge of power system operation and integration of renewable electricity productionKnowledge of electricity and energy marketsKnowledge of optimization tools (e.g. GAMS, Gurobi, etc.) as well as data handling and programming tools (e.g., Matlab, R, Python, Julia)Keen interest in modern optimization methods and more generally applied mathematics

Appreciated: 

    Knowledge of power system regulation and economicsKnowledge of game theoryAbility to present results in technical reports, and prepare scientific papers for publication in international journals

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Pierre Pinson and Assistant Professor Jalal Kazempour at DTU Elektro, and Dr Shahab Shariat Torbaghan and Dr Kris Kessels at VITO. The applicant will have to prepare and present a doctoral plan before a VITO jury. 

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: 

    50% DTU Lyngby Campus50% EnergyVille, Thor Park 8310,3600 Genk, Belgium

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Pierre Pinson, ppin@dtu.dk.

You can read more about the Center for Electric Power and Energy on www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk/. 

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 June 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)

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.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department in 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 on 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: 15 June 2018
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Friday June 15th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Optimized Signaling Schemes for the Nonlinear Fiber Channel

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position funded by the European Commission’s ERC consolidator grant: ‘FRECOM – Nonlinear-Distortion Free Communication over the Optical Fibre Channel’. The objective of the FRECOM project is to develop novel methodologies and concepts to realize spectrally efficient transmitter and noise mitigating receiver architectures for communication over nonlinear optical fiber channel.

This Ph.D. project will explore novel signaling schemes, which are optimized by taking into account the nonlinear response of the optical fiber channel. A number of schemes will be investigated both numerically and experimentally. The project will start by focusing on approaches with a well-established theoretical foundation such as the Nonlinear Fourier Transform (NFT) and is expected to subsequently move on to apply more refined machine learning techniques, which enable to relax the assumption required by NFT, for example by focusing on auto-encoders and recurrent neural networks.

Responsibilities and tasks
This PhD position will investigate the research topics below using both experimental and theoretical methods, but not limited to these topics: 

    Develop novel receiver scheme for nonlinear Fourier division multiplexing systemsInvestigate the impact of non-ideal transmission schemes on the performance of nonlinear signalling schemesApply machine learning algorithms to improve the knowledge on the transfer function applied by the nonlinear fiber channel

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.

Candidates are expected to have experience with designing and performing numerical simulations of coherent optical communication systems.

Moreover the candidate shall have additional skills as: 

    Good understanding of digital communicationsGood theoretical understanding of nonlinear Fourier transform (inverse scattering transform)Experience with machine learning techniques (expectation maximization algorithms, neural networks, Guassian processes, etc.)Experience using MATLAB or similarExperience with software for version control such as gitAbility to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasksGood communication skills in English, both written and spokenInnovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas

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

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

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

The work place will be at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering, at the Kgs. Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Darko Zibar, dazi@fotonik.dtu.dk.  

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 10 June 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 Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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: 10 June 2018
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Sunday June 10th, 2018

PhD Scholarship in Ship Motion Dynamics Coupled with Data Analytics

DTU Mechanical Engineering in cooperation with NTNU AMOS – Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems has an open PhD position in ship motion dynamics coupled with the subfields of estimation theory, and data analytics and communication. The multidisciplinary PhD project will address sea state estimation using a network of heterogeneous sensors, which, on a more specific level, involves network-based sea state estimation using simultaneous data from multiple ships. The PhD study is under the Double Doctorate Degree (cotutelle) agreement between NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and DTU (Technical University of Denmark).

Responsibilities and tasks
Safe and efficient operation of marine vessels is key, independent on the actual context; for instance, navigation in rough weather and severe seas, inspection and maintenance of offshore windfarms, and drill operations for oil and gas exploration. The most important (compromising) factor in this regard is the wave system experienced during the operation. It is therefore essential to possess knowledge about the onsite wave system, or generally the sea state, since predictions and analyses of wave-induced loads and responses otherwise cannot be made. And, it should be clear that with the future’s autonomous ship it becomes even more important to have reliable estimates, in real-time, of the onsite sea state; realising that human ‘interference’ and gut feeling – normally securing safe and efficient marine operations – have been taken out of the loop.

The overall objective of this project, and potential future succeeding elaborations, is to study the use of various available means for sea state estimation (SSE). Typical means for SSE include free-floating wave buoys, remote sensing, wave radar measurements, and ship-as-a-wave-buoy, all of which are usually applied on an individual basis. This project should target the use of the (heterogeneous) means by fusing together combinations and/or several of the individual observation platforms in a single combined network. It is anticipated that the project focuses on ship-as-a-wave-buoy as the observation platform. The candidate may find supplementary background information here.

The project and its scientific contents are expected to cover classical ship motion dynamics coupled with data analytics and network theory. The successful candidate will manage to produce results that improve real-time SSE on both a local on-site position and on a more global geographic scale. Furthermore, successful results may depend on the possibility to add (un)certainty measures on the SSE, based on uncertainty modelling and/or weight ratings of estimates from the individual observation platforms. In essence, the project/candidate is responsible for conducting a study that will benefit towards ’Maximized operability and risk management of ships and ocean structures’.

The project will be followed closely by prominent industrial partners of NTNU AMOS, including DNV GL, Statoil, and SINTEF Ocean. The candidate will be in direct contact with the industrial partners, and may likely be doing collaboration-based researchers pursuing a successful project.

Qualifications
The candidate must have a master’s degree in naval architecture, control theory, or mechanical engineering; emphasizing, however, that applicants with a specialization in ship motion dynamics will be prioritized. Besides, it will be to the benefit of the candidate with a good background in signal processing, sensor and information fusion, and estimation theory.

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 of DTU and/or NTNU. For information about the general requirements for enrollment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide and NTNU 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. Both NTNU and DTU are leading technical universities in northern Europe and benchmark with the best universities in the world in the particular area.

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
This PhD study is under the Double Doctorate Degree (cotutelle) agreement between NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and DTU (Technical University of Denmark).

DTU will be the home institution that will handle all the administrative and financial aspects of the joint education. DTU will enroll the candidate in one of its PhD programmes and nominate the main supervisor. NTNU AMOS will be the host institution and will enroll the candidate in the Marine Technology PhD programme. The candidate must spend a minimum of one year at each of the two institutions.

Employment is expected to be from about October/November 2018, but this will be decided with agreement between the candidate and the group of supervisors.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Ulrik Dam Nielsen, udn@mek.dtu.dk or telephone +45 4525 1970.

You can read more about DTU Mechanical Engineering on www.mek.dtu.dk/english and about NTNU AMOS on www.ntnu.edu/amos.

ApplicationPlease submit your online application no later than 30 June 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, 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)Two letters of recommendation from professional referees.

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

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. If relevant, kindly include a maximum of two peer-reviewed journal or conference publications.

Details about the working environment
At DTU the present research project will be carried out at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the maritime group of the Section of Fluid Mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering. The research of the maritime group includes among other topics ship responses in waves and monitoring and decision support systems for ship safety. Work on the former topic has focused on theoretical predictions as well as estimates obtained from measurements, and combinations. Work on the latter topic has elaborated on ‘sensor fusion’ and fault tolerant solutions and approaches.

At NTNU the present research project will be carried out at NTNU AMOS – Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems. The centre educates and conducts research about methods and techniques which facilitate the assessment and development of technical and operational solutions for Norway’s biggest export industries: oil and gas extraction at sea, ship technology with corresponding equipment industry, fisheries technology and aquaculture technology. The research and education at NTNU AMOS emphasize the development of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient solutions within a number of areas, related to safe and efficient marine operations, including ’Maximized operability and risk management of ships and ocean structures’. This particular area is one of the core areas of NTNU AMOS, and several PhD studies, including this one, will be completed within the topic in the next 3-6 years.

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.

NTNU is the largest university in Norway, and it has the main responsibility for higher education in technology in Norway, and it is the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers. The university offers several programmes of professional study and a broad academic curriculum in the natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education, humanities, medicine and health sciences, economics, finance and administration, as well as architecture and the arts.

Deadline: 30 June 2018
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Saturday June 30th, 2018

PhD Position in Plenoptic Modelling and Measurements of Novel Displays

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has an open PhD position (early-stage researcher) in the H2020 MSCA ITN RealVision project (www.realvision-itn.eu/) at DTU Fotonik. The RealVision Innovative Training Network (ITN) will investigate the problem of capturing, processing and displaying hyper-realistic images with the aim of building the hyper-realistic immersive visual imaging and display systems of the future. 

Description of PhD project
The goal of the project is to establish a complete physical characterization of innovative displays and viewing set-up for quality evaluation and relate this to visual perception.

This project will focus on modelling, and measuring novel displays under specific viewing conditions within a plenoptic framework and characterizing these measures in relation to the human visual system. Gonio-photometer measurements of displays will be developed in order to characterize the displays. The goal is a plenoptic description of display viewing conditions expressed by mathematical models of the physical world. Models of novel display architectures and principles will be established and used for optimizing the quality of the images displayed and used in combination with subjective testing representing human perception. One instance of innovative display technology, multiview imaging shall be investigated, both captured by camera arrays and 360o video. The perceptual descriptions will be used to guide the assessment of displays within the plenoptic space, e.g. full focus views and light field imaging.

The resulting outputs of the PhD project include: 

    Characterization and measurements of displays encompassing HDR, wide colour gamut UHD, and multiview 3D to be used for optimization of display renderingLight field capture of displays for objective evaluation

During the project, the PhD candidate will have close contact with the other RealVision consortium groups, including an extended research stay at CNRS in Paris, France, and at the RealVision partner organisations BBC R&D, England, and McMaster University, Canada.

We offer extensive knowledge of all stages in the visual processing chain, including acquisition, processing, coding, delivery, and display, and the opportunity to achieve a common goal of building the hyper-realistic visual imaging and display systems of the future.

The research and development in RealVision will strive for an extremely high quality, hyper-realistic visual experience.

Qualifications
The candidate should have a master’s degree in electrical, electronics, computer science, telecommunications, mathematical modelling, physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree. A solid background in image or video processing or coding is an asset. We expect the candidate to have good programming skills. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are a must.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Søren Forchhammer in accordance with RealVision recruitment procedures.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is autumn 2018.  

The yearly salary before tax will comprise a living allowance of €50,493.96 and a mobility allowance of €7,200.00. An additional allowance of €6,000.00 may be payable but is dependent on individual family circumstances.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.    

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Søren Forchhammer, Group Leader of Coding and Visual Communication Technology, tel. +45 45253622 and email sofo@fotonik.dtu.dk.  

You can read more about the Department of Photonics Engineering on www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 24 June 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)

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it. In addition, candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a PhD degree.

Due to the mobility requirement of the European Commission for ITN projects, we can only accept PhD candidates that have not been working/living in Denmark for more than a total of 12 months within the last 3 years.

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

The Department of Photonics Engineering (DTU Fotonik) has 220 employees with competences in optics and communication and is one of the largest centres in the world based on research in photonics. Research is performed within optics, communications, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, coding for visual communication and 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: 24 June 2018
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Sunday June 24th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Error Correction Coding and shaping for Optical Communication

DTU Fotonik has a strong focus on optical communications and coding as well as working within all areas of photonic engineering. We are hereby announcing a PhD position at DTU Fotonik within the topic of information theory and error correction coding and shaping for optical communication. This project is part of collaboration between DTU Fotonik and the Institute for Communications Engineering (LNT) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) within the EuroTech Alliance. Starting date is in summer/autumn 2018.

Project description
We are looking for a candidate to work on error correction coding and shaping for optical communication. The subject of this project is efficient coding techniques for high-speed optical communication. The focus will be on forward error-correction (FEC), as well as the combination of FEC with (probabilistic) shaping. The solutions should be efficient both in terms of performance and complexity.

Coding and signal processing techniques for fiber are necessary to achieve the highest data rates. Practical aspects such as implementation complexity and energy consumption play a central role in the choice of algorithms. In the project, advanced coding shall be designed and developed for specific high-speed optical channels and devices. Novel channel coding schemes shall be explored for advanced optical channels such as regenerative channels. The project involves the interaction and combination of error-correcting coding and pre-coding/shaping.

To achieve fast coding and decoding, the project will study product codes based on hard-decision decoders, extended to include erasures or low-resolution soft decision decoding, as well as combined with shaping. Different structures such as staircase codes, block codes, generalized product codes etc. will be studied and compared, including the analysis of error-floors. Algorithms for fast decoding will be devised, analysed and simulated. Selected codes will be combined with probabilistic shaping.

The PhD project will be associated with the research centre of excellence SPOC at DTU Fotonik and will be in close collaboration with activities within the centre on information theory, capacity and advanced coding. The PhD project will involve both theoretical and experimental studies and joint experiments with other SPOC team members, e.g. experimentally testing the novel coding techniques in the optical communication lab at DTU Fotonik. The project will be part of collaboration with Prof. Gerhard Kramer, LNT, TUM.

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. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are a must.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Søren Forchhammer.

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. 

Supervisors and further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Søren Forchhammer; sofo@fotonik.dtu.dk. 

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 17 June 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 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 Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, communication technology, 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: 17 June 2018
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Sunday June 17th, 2018

PhD Project in Neuro-Adaptive Digital Learning

DTU Compute’s Sections for Software and Process Engineering would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position starting September 1st 2018. The project is financed through a DTU Alliance PhD stipend together with the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

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
The goal of this position is to develop components of a neuro-adaptive learning platform that helps to improve learning outcomes of learners by assessing the cognitive and emotional state of learners in a context-specific manner and by developing an adaptation mechanism. This position is part of a large collaborative project together with the University of Queensland.

Learners’ engagement with digital knowledge artefacts, such as conceptual models, data profiles and visualizations as well as software scripts, is increasing in multi-disciplines like data science, and exasperated by the diversity of student backgrounds entering such areas of study. Adaptive learning platforms are emerging to assist in such scenarios, however current research in adaptive learning does not provide adequate guidance on how learner engagement can be systematically measured so as to enable evidence-based ways of identifying knowledge gaps and facilitating knowledge transfer.

The usage of neuro-physiological methods and tools provides promising perspectives, since it enables the continuous and real time observation of the learner unveiling a learner’s cognitive and emotional processes while engaging in a learning task. For example, measurements of a learner’s cognitive load (e.g., using eye tracking technologies or heart rate variability) can help to pin down the challenges a learner faces in a much more fine-grained and timely manner (real-time versus post-hoc) than existing adaptive learning platforms can. Moreover, existing research emphasizes the importance of motivation and engagement for learning. There is a growing body of knowledge that point at the role of emotions as antecedents of motivation and engagement. The usage of neuro-physiological and psycho-physiological methods and tools has the potential to measure a learner’s emotional processes (e.g., galvanic skin response measures or facial gesture recognition can be used to discover if learners are frustrated or stressed) and to adapt before a learner’s motivation and engagement has dropped.

As part of the project the PhD candidate (supervised by Weber and co-supervised by Bækgaard (DTU) and Sadiq (UQ)) is expected to perform 3 one-year cycles of empirical studies supported by multi-modal data collection (including user interactions and neuro-psychological measurements) to identify a learner’s knowledge gaps and emotional responses. This will help to be better able to identify adaptation points and to refine and focus the learning pathways in the learning platform.

As part of this project the PhD candidate will closely collaborate with the PhD candidate hired at the University of Queensland. A research stay of 6 month at the partner university is planned for the PhD candidates hired both at DTU and UQ resulting into a period of co-location of 12 months.

Requirements
Candidates must have a master degree in computational science and engineering (CSE), digital media engineering (DME), or information systems engineering or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates who can document experience with conducting empirical studies (in particular using neuro-physiological measurements), software development, and in addition have a background with digital knowledge artefacts such as conceptual models, data profiles and visualizations as well as software scripts. 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 Barbara Weber, Shazia Sadiq, and Per Bækgaard.

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 concerning the project can be obtained from the principal supervisor of this project Barbara Weber, +45 9351 1664.

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 15 June 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: 15 June 2018
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Friday June 15th, 2018

PhD position: Numerical modelling of EOR/IOR processes

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a PhD position on numerical modelling of modified salinity waterflooding in chalk reservoirs. 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.

Responsibilities and tasks
The positions will be an integrated part of the advanced water flooding 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 fundamental and applied research on understanding of enhance oil recovery from chalk reservoirs, and upscaling of multiphase flow on scales ranging from the core- to field-scale. For field-scale models, employing reliable macroscopic laws capturing the integral effects of chalk-brine-oil interaction on multiphase flow and reducing the computational complexity of modelling of coupled processes are necessary. To this end, reliable modeling techniques need to be developed and verified to integrate the key coupled processes in the reservoir simulators.

Qualifications

    M.Sc. degree in engineering or other relevant areas;Knowledge of the fundamentals of multiphase flow and transport in porous media;Previous experience with devloping numerical codes for reactive transport models is highly advantageous.A good knowledge of chemistry, 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 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 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 4 June 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) – stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the projectCurriculum vitaeResearch statement and names and addresses of three referencesGrade 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 overarching purpose of The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is to identify new technological and conceptual solutions that will enable increased oil and gas extraction in the Danish section of the North Sea. The research activities at the centre cover selected aspects of expertise: Reservoir characterization, Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Processes, Drilling & Production Technology Concepts and Production Facilities, Materials Research & Design. The centre will develop deep, new understanding within these disciplines with a line-of-sight to application. Located at The Technical University of Denmark research groups at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark will be affiliated with the Centre. When fully operational, the centre will employ and engage more than 100 people.

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

Deadline: 4 June 2018
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
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Post expires on Monday June 4th, 2018

PhD position on Nanophotonic Devices for Integrated Photonics

The research center NATEC (NAnophotonics for TErabit Communications) is exploring the physics of novel nanophotonic devices and their applications within integrated photonics and optical communications. In particular, novel lasers and modulators based on Fano resonances in a nano-cavity are showing extremely rich physics and promising applications with optical signal processing. The PhD project will focus on experimental investigations of active Fano devices based on photonic crystal structures and low-dimensional active semiconductor materials. This is a novel and promising research topic, leaving ample opportunity for the Ph.D. student to significantly push the state-of-the-art of research in the field.

The Ph.D. project will be carried out in close collaboration between the High Speed Optical Communications group (HSOC) and the Quantum and Laser Photonics group, both at the Department of Photonic Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. Both groups are at the very forefront of international research in their respective fields and will provide a strong platform for the successful execution of the project. There is access to state-of-the-art characterization and fabrication facilities. The department is highly international and encourages collaborative work and an informal working environment.

Responsibilities and tasks
This Ph.D. position will be part of the NATEC Centre and will include:

    Fabrication and characterization of Fano devices, in particular lasers and modulatorsApplication of the devices in optical communication systemsExploration of novel possibilities for new functionalities

As part of the Danish Ph.D. program, the student will follow a number of Ph.D. courses as well as take part in teaching. Furthermore, there will be the opportunity to carry out a longer external research stay. We have close collaborations with numerous internationally leading universities and research organizations.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Leif Oxenløwe, Associate Professor Michael Galili, Associate Professor Kresten Yvind, and Professor Jesper Mørk.

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: Will be at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering, at the Kgs. Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Leif Oxenløwe, lkox@fotonik.dtu.dk, Professor Jesper Mørk, jesm@fotonik.dtu.dk or Associate Professor Kresten Yvind, kryv@fotonik.dtu.dk. 

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 June 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 Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nanophotonics and quantum photonics. You can read more about DTU Fotonik on www.fotonik.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: 15 June 2018
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Friday June 15th, 2018