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Postdoc in Modelling, Optimization and Machine Learning

A postdoc position, starting 1 June 2019, is available to: (i) performscreening and data analysis of experimental results from a novel developedsensor; (ii) development and application of machine learning algorithms forprocessing of sensor data; and, (iii) modelling and optimization of biochemicalprocesses by applying mathematical programming.

The postdoc project is part of Beer Fingerprint Project (BFP) funded by theInnovation Fund Denmark and Professor Krist V. Gernaey and Assoc. Proff UlrichKrühne will supervise it.

The successful candidate will join an innovative, collaborative, internationaland multidisciplinary team, which is a part of the Process and Systemsengineering Research centre (PROSYS) at the Department of Chemical andBiochemical Engineering at DTU.

For a successful development and progress of the BFP, DTU will make use ofmachine learning techniques, mathematical programming and chemical engineeringknowledge to explore relevant relationships for the overall optimization ofbeer fermentation. Thus, one of the goals of this research project is tomeasure and analyse flavours and aromas in beer, by developing and applyingmethods for fast and dependable assessment of flavours in complex mixtures. 

Responsibilities and tasks 
Consequently, the research activities in the proposed postdoc project, assumethat you are able to: 

    Work independently on development of machine learning algorithmsActively participate and take lead on the dissemination of the obtained results, in high-impact scientific journals and in international conferences;Participate in co-supervision of PhD and master students;Participate in writing of project proposals.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

You are expected to have: 

    A chemical engineering degree, with a flair for biotechnology (and experience);Strong background in modelling and optimization, especially with extensive knowledge in mathematical programming (PhD on the topic would be preferable);Experience with machine learning techniques, both supervised and unsupervised learning;Experience in process tools and integration;Experience in Matlab, Python and GAMS;Experience in mathematical modelling and optimization is a benefit.Experience with the elaboration and publication of scientific papers in view of successful dissemination of research results.

Furthermore, you thrive in a highly ambitious research centre; you areenthusiastic and a team player, result oriented and structured. Good communicationskills in both written and spoken English are expected.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence ofits research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewardingand challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academicexcellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academicfreedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and terms of employment
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 from 1 June 2019 to the 31 December 2020. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Ulrich Krühne, tel.: +45 45252960. 

You can read more about DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at www.kt.dtu.dk.   

Application procedure 
Please submit your online application no later than 24 May 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to begiven consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”,fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials inEnglish 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 beconsidered.

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research,education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance scienceand technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society,and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technologicalchallenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic universitycollaborating globally with business, industry, government and publicagencies. 
Deadline: 24 May 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Friday May 24th, 2019

Postdoc in Molecular Microbiology of Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is among the biggest challenges for human and animal health. We are seeking a candidate for a vacant postdoc position in molecular microbiology with a focus on function and in situ genomic location of antimicrobial resistance genes.

 

You will be affiliated with the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, which primary task is to conduct targeted research with the aim of predicting and preventing infectious diseases in humans and animals, and supporting global detection, surveillance and control. The research group combines expertise in conventional and molecular microbiology with epidemiology and bioinformatics and act as EU and WHO reference centre for antimicrobial resistance.

 

The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group is together with several partners worldwide and funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation establishing a global surveillance of infectious diseases and AMR to a large extent based  on metagenomic sequencing of urban sewage (www.genomicepidemiology.orgwww.globalmicrobialidentifier.orgwww.compare-europe.eu

 

An important research objective is to identify novel AMR genes by functional cloning and determine the bacterial host location of known and novel genes.

 

Your main responsibility will be to perform functional cloning and characterisation of AMR genes mainly on human sewage obtained from global sources and compare this to detection of known genes in metagenomics datasets, as well as using predictive models for novel AMR genes.

 
Responsibilities and tasks
  • Your main responsibility will be to clone and characterise AMR genes from sewage and determine the genetic location using different molecular methodologies.
  • You will compare this to data from metagenomics sequencing, including the use of in silico predictive models.
  • You will communicate research results by presenting data at project meetings and international conferences, and write reports and manuscripts for publication.
  • You will engage in the general work carried out by the research group, including discussions and planning of strategies and projects, drafting research grant proposals, etc.
  • If your interest lies here and time allows, you will also supervise students and contribute to the group’s teaching activities.
  • Daily work will be in close collaboration with other researchers in the Genomic Epidemiology group and national and international partners associated with the global sewage project. Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, and contribution to joint publications.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • Holds a PhD degree within one of the following areas: microbiology, biochemistry or similar.
  • Has documented experience with molecular microbiology, including cloning and transformation.
  • Preferably, has experience with antimicrobial resistance and is familiar with bioinformatics and genetic epidemiology.
  • Preferably can combine molecular work with bioinformatics.
  • Is able to work independently and able to plan and carry out complex tasks, while having the ability to engage constructively in a large, international and cross-disciplinary research group.
  • Has good English communication skills, oral and written.
  • Is ambitious and has a strong drive for obtaining high-quality results.
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
The period of employment is 3 years.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Frank M. Aarestrup, fmaa@food.dtu.dk, +45 3588 6281.

 

You can read more about the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group at http://www.food.dtu.dk/english/Research/Genomic-Epidemiology

 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 29 May 2019 (local time)

 

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

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

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

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

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. Read more at www.food.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: 29 May 2019
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Wednesday May 29th, 2019

PhD position: Investigation of Recovery Processes and Rock-fluid Interactions

We are looking for a PhD student with an interest in experimental investigations of hydrocarbon recovery processes and the underlying mechanims.

 

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

 

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

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

Responsibilities and tasks

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


Qualifications

A good understanding of the theory of fluid flow and flow in porous media is an advantage. Some experience with laboratory based work is an advantage as is experience with surface chemistry, nanosciences and analytical chemistry. Being open to multi-disciplinary research and team work is a must as you will work in close collaboration with the members of the recovery processes team, other students and colleagues at the Centre’s partner institutions.

 

Your background would require several elements:

  • Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, petroleum engineering or other relevant areas;
  • Excellent laboratory skills;
  • Knowledge of chemistry
  • Some knowledge of the fundamentals of flows and fluid distribution in porous media;
  • Interest in applied research;
  • Skills in mathematics and physics;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Good communication skills in English;
  • Thorough, focused and hardworking person;
Application potential

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Karen Louise Feilberg, Tel: +45 93511420, email: klfe@dtu.dk

 

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

Application

Please submit your online application no later than 7 June 2019 (local time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter) – stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

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

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

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


Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU and is a part of the national strategy on oil and gas.

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

Deadline: 7 June 2019
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 7th, 2019

PhD position for Experimental Investigations of Barite Scale Formation Chemistry and Kinetics at Well Conditions

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC), invites applicants for a PhD position on barite scale formation chemistry and kinetics at well conditions. DHRTC is a multidisciplinary research centre established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of the Danish national strategy on North Sea energy resources, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to extend field life time, improve recovery and propose innovative solutions to more sustainable and cost effective production of hydrocarbons from the Danish North Sea.

 

Deposits of hard and soft scale and corrosion of well materials are contributing factors for potential loss of well integrity and production. Enhanced recovery schemes which lead to alteration of the water chemistry in the wells may affect the rate of scale precipitation and corrosion, potentially to the point of negating the targeted improvement in recovery factor. Therefore, improved understanding of observed mechanisms and development of testing methods as well as improved modelling tools for predicting and potentially mitigating scale deposit and corrosion is essential for optimal recovery of the remaining reserves. The DHRTC research program and this advertised position on scale aims to improve the understanding of the complex and coupled chemical mechanisms that govern the deposition of scales (e.g. CaCO3, BaSO4, FeCO3, FeS). The project will involve work with partner laboratories at DTU and with the team in the fluid characterization and modelling groups at DHRTC.


Responsibilities and tasks

The candidate will work on a primarily experimental project which will be an integrated part of the scale and corrosion program at the DHRTC. The plan for this project is experimental studies of the kinetics of formation of BaSO4 and other insoluble scales with focus on nucleation and flow regimes. The project will focus on setting up a flow cell to simulate realistic pipe flow wherein the factors influencing scale build-up can be controlled. The flow cell will be equipped with different sampling ports and and equipment for monitoring the solid and the fluid chemistry during the experiment. In addition to this project, the studies of BaSO4 scale currently includes two linked a projects at Heriot-Watt University and at the Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) at DTU. The candidate is expected to work closely with these partners and the team at DHRTC to perform innovative, fundamental, and applied research on:

  • Experimental scale deposition kinetics
  • Setting up a reaction cell to study scale build up with a novel design to mimic realistic pipe flow
  • Investigation of scale build-up and the dependence on flow, concentrations and temperature.
  • Investigation of the effect of crude oil chemistry and composition on the deposition of BaSO4 scale and other scales.

Techniques available for analysis include X-ray tomography, GC-MS/LC-MS, spectroscopic equipment (FTIR/UV), ICP-OES, SEM, IFT equipment amongst others.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Karen Feilberg, 
klfe@dtu.dk,

You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research
 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 7 June 2019.

 

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

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

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

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

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

The 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: 7 June 2019
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 7th, 2019

Postdoc in Computational Uncertainty Quantification for Inverse Problems – Non-Gaussian Errors

The Section for Scientific Computing at DTU Compute performs interdisciplinary research in mathematical modelling, numerical analysis and computational algorithms aimed at complex and large-scale problems in science, engineering and society. The section’s expertise includes many of the aspects of computational science, from the modelling of physical phenomena to developing, analysing, and implementing methodologies for the solution of real-life problems. Our research focuses on mathematical modelling, analysis, and simulation; inverse problems; optimization and control; and computational mathematics – with applications in, e.g., inverse problems, energy systems, and engineering design.

This position is part of the research project 
CUQI funded by the Villum Foundation with a duration of 2 years. Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) allows us to characterize and study the sensitivity of a solution taking into account errors and inaccuracies in the data, models, algorithms, etc. In the CUQI project we develop the mathematical, statistical and computational framework for applying UQ to inverse problems such as deconvolution, image deblurring, tomographic imaging, source reconstruction, and fault inspection. The end goal of CUQI is to create a modeling framework and a computational platform, suited for non-experts, which can be used by many different industrial and academic end users.

Responsibilities and tasks
The goal of the postdoc project is develop UQ models, methods and computational algorithms that perform uncertainty quantification with non-Gaussian errors in inverse problems.

One of the central themes in inverse problems is the statistical modelling that is able to describe and handle errors in the data and the forward operators. The case of UQ for Gaussian errors is broadly studied, and a few other types of errors (e.g., Laplace) can be transformed to Gaussian. But Poisson and Cauchy errors, along with detector and acquisition errors, which are common examples of non-Gaussian errors, cannot be handled with methods designed for Gaussian noise. Therefore, the non-Gaussian errors – stochastic and possibly also structured – need to be theoretically modelled and computationally handled in other ways.

The postdoc will be responsible for developing pragmatic UQ models and methods that can handle a broad class of non-Gaussian and systematic errors in inverse problems, and for implementing and testing these methods by efficient and stable numerical algorithm. Instead of tediously developing UQ theory and algorithms for each special case of errors, the aim is to develop a systematic approach – possibly using suitable approximations – that is more user-friendly. The end result is a first attempt at producing an abstraction level that lets users focus on modelling and data analysis, instead of mathematical details and low-level algorithm aspects.

The applicant will work in a team of PhD students, postdocs and faculty members in the section, and must contribute with research towards the overall goals of the CUQI project. The applicant is expected to interact with our collaborators on applications of UQ for inverse problems. The applicant is also expected to give limited contributions to teaching and training activities as well as supervision of students.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in scientific computing, computational science and engineering, applied mathematics, or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates who can document research in inverse problems, numerical algorithms and scientific computing. Experience with uncertainty quantification is also desired. Furthermore, good command of the English language is essential.

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 duration of the position is 2 years, and we aim for at starting date of Sept. 1, 2019 or as soon as possible after that.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained at the project’s home page CUQI and from the PI, professor Per Christian Hansen, mail pcha@dtu.dk, tel +45 23.65.27.98.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 June 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Links to other material that may be relevant, e.g., software.
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 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 PhD 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: 30 June 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Thermochemical Biofuel Production

At the section of Thermal Energy at DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, research is performed within thermochemical biofuel production. This includes biomass gasification and pyrolysis, and downstream thermal and catalytic processes for the production of biofuels such as methanol, dimethyl ether (DME), methane and bio oil. Furthermore, the production of biofuels is often boosted by renewable electricity from wind or solar. We use thermodynamic modelling to design and analyse these energy systems.

Within this research field, we are looking for a PhD student with background in applied engineering thermodynamics, and with an interest in the development of the future fossil free energy system.

Responsibilities and tasks
The work will include: 

  • Building thermodynamic models and simulation of integrated systems based on biomass gasification. The aim is to analyse several integrated systems and compare them with more conventional systems in terms of energy, exergy and cost
  • Adjusting the numerical models based on experimental data
  • Performing case specific retrofitting of a Chinese DME production facility in order to include renewable energy in the production of DME.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

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

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 Lasse Røngaard Clausen, tel.: +45 4525 4165.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 22 May 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 140 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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

Deadline: 22 May 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

PhD Project in Computational Uncertainty Quantification for Inverse Problems – Prior Modeling

DTU Compute’s Section for Scientific Computing invites applications for a 3-year PhD position starting Sept. 1, 2019 (or as soon as possible after that). The position is part of the research project CUQI financed by the Villum Foundation. The PhD project deals with mathematical and statistical modelling of priors for reconstruction models and solutions.

DTU Compute, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University of Denmark, provides a unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU – both in terms of scientific disciplines and didactic innovation.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, and to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation. DTU Compute is an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies in their broadest sense and plays a major role in addressing societal challenges of the digital society.

Project Description
Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) allows us to characterize and study the sensitivity of a solution taking into account errors and inaccuracies in the data, models, algorithms, etc. We develop the mathematical, statistical and computational framework for applying UQ to inverse problems (e.g., image deblurring, tomographic imaging, source reconstruction, and fault inspection. The goal is to create a computational platform, suited for non-experts, which can be used by many different academic and industrial end users.

A core problem in UQ for inverse problems is to formulate suitable models of the priors for the desired solution and the reconstruction model, and to use these priors in large-scale numerical computations. For example, we must be able to handle solution priors related to local edges in an image (e.g., enforced by total variation regularization) and we must incorporate hyperpriors in a reconstruction model that can handle uncertain aspects of the physics and the acquisition model.

The present PhD project will focus on either one or both aspects of UQ, depending on the candidate. The PhD project involves development of theory as well as computational algorithms, plus evaluation of the results on selected inverse problems, e.g., CT for materials science, electrical impedance tomography, or image analysis. The applicant must therefore have experience with mathematical modelling and analysis, as well as computational algorithms.

Requirements
Candidates must have a master’s degree in scientific computing, computational science and engineering, applied mathematics, or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates who can document training in numerical analysis or scientific computing. Experience with inverse problems and/or uncertainty quantification is also desired. 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 DTU Compute’s 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 the PI, professor Per Christian Hansen, and members of the CUQI project team.

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

Salary and 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 at the project’s home page CUQI and from the PI, professor Per Christian Hansen, mail pcha@dtu.dk, tel +45 2365 2798.

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 PDF file, and we must have your online application by 9 June 2019 (local time). Please open the link in the red bar at the top of the page: “apply online” (“ansøg online”).

Applications must include:
 

  • Application (letter of motivation)
  • CV
  • Documentation of a relevant completed MSc or MEng degree
  • Course and grade list of bachelor’s and master’s degrees
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

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

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 PhD 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: 9 June 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday June 9th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Thermal Processing of Seaweeds and the Effects on Quality and Safety

he National Food Institute (DTU Food, Denmark) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Norway) invite applications for a joint alliance PhD position resulting in a double degree (DTU and NTNU). The successful applicant will be employed at DTU and will spend at least 1 year at each institute during the 3-year PhD position.

 

The PhD student will be involved in multidisciplinary research encompassing the areas of food technology and processing, modelling of thermal food processing, food microbiology, food safety, analytical and food chemistry and sensory science. The project will involve collaboration with industry and contact to the national food authorities.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The overall aim of this PhD project is to study the production of controlled, consistent, stable, and safe seaweed products for human consumption through the development of a thermal processing model that considers different variables and parameters relevant for the seaweed food industry. In addition, the research will include the optimization of nutritional composition, sensory properties and product safety.

 
Within the PhD project you will:
  • Be responsible for your own research, supervised by experienced and engaged supervisors in a collaborative environment,
  • Perform interdisciplinary research within the broad field of food technology to investigate multifaceted aspects of seaweed as a food,
  • Engage in collaboration with industry, and set up experimental designs and systematic sampling plans for the creation of statistical valid data, 
  • Contribute to new knowledge for the benefit of the industry and national food authorities, and support current European and international ongoing work on good manufacturing practices for post-harvest seaweed treatment.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in the field of Food Engineering/Technology/Science, chemical engineering or related areas, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

 
Furthermore, the ideal candidate has:
  • Knowledge on seaweed as a food
  • Some experience with downstream processing of seaweed
  • Experience in more than one of the following areas of food technology: modelling of food processes, food microbiology, food nutrition, sensory science, and trace metals
  • Good laboratory skills
  • Good collaboration and communication skills (written and oral English)
  • Structured and analytical working approach
  • Skills within scientific paper writing and statistical analyses of data
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 associate professor Susan Løvstad Holdt: email:  suho@food.dtu.dk.

 

You can read more about the National Food Institute at www.food.dtu.dk. Information about the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, NTNU can be found here: https://www.ntnu.edu/ibt

 
Application

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

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

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

Deadline: 3 June 2019
Unit: DTU Food
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday June 3rd, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Radio Analytical Chemistry

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for a PhD scholarship in analysis of low-level cosmogenic radioisotopes in air and precipitation in the Radioecology Section, Hevesy Laboratory Division at DTU Nutech, DTU Risø Campus.

About the department
The Hevesy Laboratory is a radiochemical and radiopharmaceutical division within the Center for Nuclear Technologies (DTU Nutech), with about 45 employees

About 15 employees work in the Section for Radioecology of the Hevesy laboratory.

The activities in the section covers research on development of radio analytical methods, characterization of nuclear waste, radioactivity in marine and terrestrial environments, monitoring program and risk assessment of environmental radioactivity, public-sector consultancy.

Project description
As a PhD candidate, you will enter the research program at the Hevesy Laboratory, where you will join the effort to:

  • Develop analytical method for determining cosmogenic 35S in air and water.
  • Develop analytical method for determining cosmogenic 22Na in air and water.
  • Develop method for sensitive coincidence counting of 22Na by gamma-gamma or beta-gamma spectrometry.
  • Study of the annual variation of 35S and 22Na in air and rain.
  • Develop a field -based method for extraction of 35S and 22Na from natural waters.
Qualifications

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a master degree in chemistry or physics with professional background and experience within one or more of the following fields:

  • Radio analytical chemistry
  • Nuclear analytical techniques (alpha, beta, gamma and liquid scintillation counter) and applications
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Radiation physics
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Analytical chemistry

Applicants should be diligent, talented, and able to communicate scientific results in English both orally and in writing. He/she must be able to work both in a team and individually. A preferred applicant has a genuine interest in academic research and is highly motivated towards developing new technology and making scientific breakthroughs.

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

  • Technical qualification and background
  • Innovative skills and the ability to fulfill independent tasks
  • Potential ability to be an excellent researcher

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.

  • An highly qualified international working environment with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Interesting and challenging job
  • Membership for all employees in the collective group life and accident insurance
  • State pension fund
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.

The primary place of work is the Radioecology Section, Hevesy Laboratory at DTU Nutech, Risø Campus in Roskilde, Denmark and the work period will be before 1st December 2019 for three years.


Further information

For further information, please contact Head of Section Jixin Qiao, +45 4677 5367, 
jiqi@dtu.dk or Senior scientist Per Roos,+45-4677 5319, roos@dtu.dk.

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 
12 August 2019.

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

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

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

 

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: 12 August 2019
Unit: DTU Nutech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday August 12th, 2019

Postdoc with focus on Theoretical Studies of van der Waals Two-Dimensional Crystals

Center for Nanostructured Graphene, CNG, is a Centre-of-Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (Danmarks Grundforskningsfond). The goal of CNG is to study two-dimensional nanostructures with novel physical properties, which in turn can be used as a platform for basic science studies, as well as for devices with new functionalities.

The research carried out at CNG is cross-disciplinary and it involves theoretical and experimental research from many branches of physical, chemical and engineering sciences.  The host of CNG is the Department of Physics at Technical University of Denmark.

CNG has an opening for a two-year theoretical postdoctoral position, starting in August 2019, unless otherwise agreed with the successful candidate.

Responsibilities and tasks
The tasks of the postdoctoral researcher focus on theoretical studies of van der Waals two-dimensional crystals (graphene, hBN, TMDC’s, combinations thereof, etc) which may exhibit emergent physical phenomena, such as superconductivity, correlated insulator behaviour, or topological effects.  The theoretical work is to be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups at CNG which have excellent skills and facilities for fabricating such structures.

Qualifications
The successful candidate has a Ph.D degree in theoretical condensed matter physics, and in the ideal case documented theoretical research on van der Waals structures and/or collaboration with experimental groups.

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

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

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the research environment at CNG you are urged to consult CNG’s home-page,www.cng.dtu.dk, or to contact Center Leader, Professor Antti-Pekka Jauho, phone.: (+45) 45256335, email Antti-Pekka.Jauho@dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 June 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

DTU 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: 30 June 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019

Postdoc in Experimental Surface Science for Catalysis by Single Atoms and Dimers

The position is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The overarching aim of this project is to Establish new fundamental insight into the catalytic activity of single atoms and dimers. Specifically, the project focuses on two reactions where lack of selectivity is a major hindrance namely:

  • Hydrogen peroxide formation
  • CO2 reduction.
The positions are at SurfCat which is also leading the “The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN), at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Here we enjoy a social, open and transparent scientific environment.

The position 
will be focused on synthesis, characterization and testing of single atoms and dimer catalysts using state-of-the-art in-house facilities or synchrotrons at SLAC or Lund. Specifically: 
  1. Well-controlled single atom and dimer catalysts will be prepared using a UHV-compatible magnetron-based cluster source with time-of-flight mass filter.
  2. Samples will be characterized in detail using e.g. STM, TEM, XPS, ISS to probe dispersity and chemical state of the prepared single atom and dimer catalysts. Synchrotron experiments, specifically EXAFS for dispersion and the number and nature of neighboring atoms, ideally in situ.
  3. Samples will be tested for both electrochemical and thermal heterogeneous catalytic activity and selectivity. The activity testing will rely on both traditional electrochemical setups but also a newly developed membrane electrochemical chip coupled to a mass spectrometer for detection of product molecules in real time. Similarly, for thermal catalytic testing a specially designed micro-reactor coupled to a mass spectrometer will be used.
The work will rely heavily on a close collaboration between theory and experiment, where computational screening may identify the most promising catalysts. It will therefore be in collaboration with theory groups at e.g. DTU and Copenhagen University.

When applying please indicate a possible earliest starting date.

Qualifications
The successful candidate is well-motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. The candidate is expected to have a PhD degree in Physics, but candidates with appropriate background and a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science will also be considered. It is mandatory that the candidate has extensive experience working with UHV-systems/methods and experience with clusters/nanoparticles is naturally highly desirable.

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 2 years. The position is available from August 2019 or later.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

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

Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Associate Professor Jakob Kibsgaard, 
jkib@fysik.dtu.dk.

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

  • A cover letter motivating the application including describing you UHV experience. (Max one page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degree diplomas
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

Deadline: 15 July 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday July 15th, 2019

PhD positions (2) in Experimental Surface Science for Catalysis by Single Atoms and Dimers

The positions are funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The overarching aim of this project is to Establish new fundamental insight into the catalytic activity of single atoms and dimers. Specifically, the project focuses on two reactions where lack of selectivity is a major hindrance namely:

  • Hydrogen peroxide formation
  • CO2 reduction.
The positions are at SurfCat which is also leading the “The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN), at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Here we enjoy a social, open and transparent scientific environment. The students will be able to take full advantage of the large number of personnel working in adjacent fields of investigation, from surface science on single crystals to the testing of high surface area catalysts in reactors.

The positions 
will be focused on synthesis, characterization and testing of single atoms and dimer catalysts using state-of-the-art in-house facilities or synchrotrons at SLAC or Lund. Specifically: 
  1. Well-controlled single atom and dimer catalysts will be prepared using a UHV-compatible magnetron-based cluster source with time-of-flight mass filter.
  2. Samples will be characterized in detail using e.g. STM, TEM, XPS, ISS to probe dispersity and chemical state of the prepared single atom and dimer catalysts. Synchrotron experiments, specifically EXAFS for dispersion and the number and nature of neighboring atoms, ideally in situ.
  3. Samples will be tested for both electrochemical and thermal heterogeneous catalytic activity and selectivity. The activity testing will rely on both traditional electrochemical setups but also a newly developed membrane electrochemical chip coupled to a mass spectrometer for detection of product molecules in real time. Similarly, for thermal catalytic testing a specially designed micro-reactor coupled to a mass spectrometer will be used.
The work will rely heavily on a close collaboration between theory and experiment, where computational screening may identify the most promising catalysts. It will therefore be in collaboration with theory groups at e.g. DTU and Copenhagen University.

When applying please indicate a possible earliest starting date. Notice candidates first finalizing their master summer 2019 may also apply now.

Qualifications
The successful candidates will have obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Masters degrees. He/she should also be well-motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. Candidates for the PhD positions should have a Masters’ degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science by the time they commence the project.

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 example in Mathematics, Physics and Informatics. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

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

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 PhD positions are for 3 years and the PhD thesis must be delivered during this period. The positions are available from August 2019 or later.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

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

Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Associate Professor Jakob Kibsgaard, jkib@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 July 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A cover letter motivating the application. (Max one page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Copies of BSc and MSc degree diplomas
  • Mandatory excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references.
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 July 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday July 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Promoting a Lower Intake of Sweets and Treats and a Healthier Snacking Pattern in Families with Young School-age Children

DTU Food seeks a dedicated candidate for a 3-years PhD position in the field of nutrition and health promotion. You will be part of the Nutrition and health promotion group at the Division of Risk Assessment and Nutrition. The research focus of the group is on diet, nutrition and health promotion, including designing and conducting The Danish National Survey of Diet and Physical Activity and the implementation and evaluation of real-life interventions focusing on increasing healthy eating and sustainable food production.

 

The PhD study is part of a larger interdisciplinary project in collaboration with several partners. The focus of the study is to map and promote a healthier eating pattern among young school-age children by substituting sugar-rich foods (as candy, chocolate and cakes) and drinks with healthier foods or other joyful activities. The PhD candidate will be part of an intervention study in collaboration with the school health services and the child dental care in a municipality in Denmark.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD student will take part in preparing the intervention, including preparation of assessment tools, and in the collection of data at both baseline and endpoint visits in 2019 and 2020, including socio-demographics, anthropometrics, physical activity routines, sleeping pattern, dietary habits with focus on sweet patterns and everyday life structures. 

 

You will be engaged in all parts of the intervention with a special focus on processing dietary data, testing mediating variables and assessing behaviour change as well as the families’ use of self-regulation strategies to lower their intake of sugar-rich foods and drinks.

 

Your task will be to handle all aspects of your PhD project and training. This means to:

  • Plan, conduct and report  results from the intervention study
  • Dissemination of results among colleagues, and in conference and journal publications

We expect that you master the balance between, on one hand, working independently and take initiatives, and on the other hand, seeking advice from your supervisor, your fellow students and colleagues.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in Human Nutrition or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level.

 

Practical and theoretical experience with nutritional intervention research and experience with assessment methods used for dietary recording and mediating variables, e.g. changes in self-efficacy, in a setting-based nutrition intervention program is an advantage. Interest in and experience with interdisciplinary collaboration projects is preferred. The awareness of how to engage with others and a certain degree of adaptability are important skills to make the collaboration efficient.

 

Excellent skills in both Danish and English are required, oral as well as writing.

 

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 with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information may be obtained from Anne Dahl Lassen, +45 9351 8943, Ellen Trolle, tel.: +45 20891512 or Bodil Just Christensen, +45 2151 8276.

 
You can read more about the division on
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later 7 May 2019 (Local time).

 

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

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

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


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

 

The division’s research is inter-disciplinary and involves food safety as well as nutritional issues. The aim of our research is to further develop risk assessment and to gain knowledge about the association between food intake and eating habits and health, including the effect of interventions.

 

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: 7 May 2020
Unit: DTU Food
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday May 7th, 2020