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Postdoc position on the Development of Immune-based Lateral Flow Assays Intended for a Lab-on-a chip (LOC) Device for Point of Care Testing of Mastitis in Danish Cattle Herds

Centre for Diagnostics DTU is offering a two-year postdoc position commencing 1 April 2019 or soon thereafter.

 
The project

The postdoc will work on the project ‘Mastitis Milking Parlour Diagnostics’ granted by the Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP). Mastitis in dairy cows is very common, accounting for up to 70% of the usage of antibiotics in cattle, and leads to great economic loss for the farmers. The postdoc will be part of an established team dedicated to develop a point of care testing device, which can detect the most common pathogens causing clinical mastitis. The multi-partner project employs academics from DTU Compute, DTU Bioengineering, Centre for Diagnostics DTU and has Dianova A/S as the commercializing partner.

 

The postdoc will be placed in the Development group at Centre for Diagnostics DTU, a group that is dedicated to developing new effective and rapid diagnostic tools for customers and for the benefit of society.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The primary responsibility of the postdoc is to develop, validate and implement several antibody-based lateral flow assays as an integral part of a single LOC device. When fully functional, the LOC device will detect several of the most common pathogens causing clinical mastitis along with a bacterial enzyme, which causes antibiotic resistance. Development of the assays will be done in close collaboration with a second postdoc hired to the project by DTU Bioengineering, and will include optimization parameters such as the general design of the paper chip, screening for suitable detection antibodies and the conjugation of antibodies to nanoparticles that give a colorimetric readout.

 

The microbiology work includes working independently with experimental microbiology, including design of spiking experiments, quality control of microbiological samples and resistance analysis. Part of this work will also include the culturing of relevant bacteria, to ensure enough test material for the development of assays. The overall task is to provide relevant bacterial cultures to develop and validate the immune-based assays. The final LOC device must apply to a relevant population of mastitis-causing bacteria, and with sufficient specificity. Accordingly, quality control and appropriate selection of bacteria are critical aspects of the work for the postdoc.

 
Qualifications

The candidate must hold a PhD degree in biology, human biology, microbiology, veterinary medicine or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate is expected to have solid experience with development and implementation of immune-based assays such as ELISAs.

Moreover, solid experience from a microbiological laboratory is required and experience with GLP-guidelines and quality assurance is a strong advantage.

 

Experience with the field of human or veterinary diagnostics is also a strong advantage.

 
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 

The main workplace will be at the DTU campus in Lyngby, 10 km north of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

The employment as a postdoc is a full-time and fixed-term position for two years. 

 
The position is available from April.
 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

For further information, please contact Head of R&D Helene Larsen (helela@vet.dtu.dkphone: +45-42440166).

 
Information on the Centre can be found at: http://www.diagnostik.dtu.dk/
 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 3 April 2019 (local time).

 

 To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Up to three letters of recommendation

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.

Centre for Diagnostics DTU is a Centre which recently separated out from the DTU Veterinary Institute. The purpose of the Centre is to assemble diagnostic competencies and act as an entrance to diagnostics as a subject area – both across DTU and in relation to a number of external stakeholders. We are located at DTU Lyngby campus in the new life science and bioengineering building with a total of 700 employees working with food safety, nanotechnology, bioengineering and aquatic research. About 40 employees work in the Centre with the development and implementation of diagnostic tests for veterinary and human use. The Centre has experts and researchers in areas relevant for the diagnostic work, including pathology, bacteriology, virology, immunology and statistics.


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 April 2019
Unit: DTU Vet
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Post expires on Wednesday April 3rd, 2019

Postdoc position in Development of Computational Techniques for Battery Materials

DTU Energy at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in the area of computational methods for battery materials. The project, which is aligned with the Department’s focus area on battery materials and technologies, is funded by the Villum foundation and the European Union through the H2020 FET Open project Salbage.

The Salbage project aims at developing a new Sulfur-Aluminium Battery with an Advanced Polymeric Gel Electrolyte, which would represent a revolutionary breakthrough in the energy storage market due to the utilization of highly available raw materials for the anode and the cathode in combination with a safe electrolyte. 

The postdoc position involves collaboration with international academic partners, e.g. the groups of Prof. Yang Shao-Horn at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Prof. Ángel Rubio at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg. 

Project description

We have recently implemented several computational tools

  • Constrained-density functional theory (c-DFT) combined with a Marcus theory framework in the GPAW code with the aim of studying charge transfer processes in battery cathode materials, electrolytes and cathode-electrolyte interfaces.
  • The Cluster-expansion code CLEASE integrated in the Atomic Simulation Environment (ASE) to study the disorder in cathode material upon charge and discharge.
  • An algorithm to speed up the Nudged Elastic Band (NEB) method by using symmetry considerations.

The successful candidate will work on the further development and testing of these techniques and on the implementation of new ones, such us

  • A new scheme to calculate the total energy of charged supercells.
  • A Kinetic Monte Carlo framework to couple to the Cluster Expansion implementation.
  • Frozen Embedding Density (FDE) in the GPAW code in order to speed up molecular dynamic simulations.
  • Machine Learning algorithms to predict open circuit voltages and ion diffusivities in battery materials.

These tasks will be prioritize according to the background and skills of the selected candidate.

The project will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups. The project will be also linked to other computational projects working on screening of materials for lithium-ion and aluminium-sulfur batteries.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree in computational/theoretical physics, chemistry or materials science.

The successful candidate:
  • Has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
  • Is able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of projects
  • Enthusiasm for working in collaboration with experimental groups
  • Well established skills to work in a team
  • Strong computer programming skills
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by: Associate Professor Juan Maria García Lastra and Head of Section, Professor Tejs Vegge 

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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. 

The position is for two years.
 

The employment is expected to start June 1st 2019 or soon thereafter.

Further information

If you need further information concerning this position, please contact Associate Prof.  Juan Maria García Lastra at jmgla@dtu.dk 

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

Application
We must have your online application by 5 April 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
  • PhD Diploma (an official translation into English)
  • List of publications
  • 2-3 references

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their Ph.D. 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 Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermo electrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.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: 5 April 2019
Unit: DTU Energy
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Post expires on Friday April 5th, 2019

PhD position in Atomic-scale Modelling of Magnesium Batteries

A PhD position is offered at the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy) in connection with the European Magnesium Interactive Battery Community (E-MAGIC) project.

 

E-MAGIC gathers key scientific researchers in Europe to develop foundational approaches on Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries (RMB), bringing an effective work on Research and Development by a rational design of novel cathodes and electrolytes to overcome the rate-limiting reactions, and deliver a safe RMB with energy density of 450 Wh kg-1 at 100 €/Kwh.

 

E-MAGIC is a European consortium formed by Cambridge University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospatiale centre), Bar-Ilan University and Technion (Israel), CEA (France), Abengoa, CIDETEC and ICMAB-CSIC (Spain).

 

Modelling of cathode and electrolyte materials for Mg-ion and Mg-Sulfur batteries

The PhD will perform accelerated screening and discovery of materials relying on Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations to find high voltage cathode inorganic materials, efficient solid electrolytes and new electrolyte solutions for Mg-ion batteries. The search for new materials will be aided by Machine Learning algorithms trained on data sets produced by DFT calculations. The DFT calculations will be coupled to other techniques, such as the Nudged Elastic Band (NEB) method (for the simulations of Mg2+ ions diffusion, both in cathode and solid electrolyte inorganic materials), Cluster Expansion (e.g. to determine open circuit voltages), and Molecular Dynamics (to account for solvation energies in electrolyte solutions). In addition, simulations of complex process in Mg-sulfur batteries, such as the formation of magnesium polysulfides in the electrolyte or the electron conductivity in the sulfur-carbon cathode composite, will be carried out.

 

The projects will be carried out in close collaboration with leading international computational and experimental groups, as well as industry, and the employment will be at DTU Energy in Kgs. Lyngby (Greater Copenhagen area).

 
Qualifications

Candidates should be highly motivated and 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, preferably in physics, nanoscience, chemistry or computational science.

 
The successful candidate:
  • has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
  • is able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of projects.
  • is committed to make a short stay (~3 months) at another University/Researcher Center outside Denmark.

We favor candidates with experience in materials physics, chemistry, electrochemistry, artificial intelligence and related areas.

 
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by: Head of Section, Professor Tejs Vegge and Associate Professor Juan Maria García Lastra

 

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.

The employments are expected to start June 1st, 2019or soon thereafter.

 
Further information

If you need further information concerning this position, please contact Project manager, Associate Professor Juan Maria Garcia Lastra at jmgla@dtu.dk.

 

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

 
Application
We must have your online application by 5 April 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)

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

 
DTU Energy

The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermoelectrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.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: 5 April 2019
Unit: DTU Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday April 5th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Marine Ecosystem Prediction and Climate Services

A PhD Scholarship in Marine Ecosystem Prediction and Climate Services is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with starting date 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The project will be carried out in the Section for Oceans and Arctic in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

 

The scholarship will build on top of the tremendous advances in observing and modelling of the ocean that have occurred in recent decades: today it is possible to make accurate forecasts of physical oceanographic variables, such as temperature and salinity, several years into the future. However, the next step of converting these forecasts of the physical environment into forecasts of the biological environment, and therefore into variables that are directly relevant for stakeholders and society has yet to be taken. Developing these so-called “climate services” for marine ecosystems represents one of the new challenges in marine science.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD project will conduct research with the aim of developing marine biological predictions and climate services. Appropriate biological models relating physical and biological variables will be identified and/or developed within the project, coupled to existing seasonal- and decadal-forecast systems, and their skill assessed. While there are no pre-defined case studies associated with the project, the spatial distribution, productivity (recruitment) and timing (phenology) of living marine resources (fish and fisheries) is expected to be the primary focus: experience with analysis and modelling these processes is therefore an advantage, as is experience working with oceanographic data sets and/or climate model output.

 

The application should contain a motivation for why you want to undertake research at the PhD level, your interest in this topic and a description of your own project ideas within this framework and how they relate to the goals stated above. The final project will be developed in collaboration with the relevant principal investigators.

 

This project is funded in part by the EU Horizon 2020 project Blue Action http://www.blue-action.eu. The Blue-Action project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727852. The successful applicant will be integrated into this project.

 

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 can be obtained from Senior Researcher Mark R. Payne mpay@aqua.dtu.dk, +45 35 88 34 22.

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

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

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Proposed research statement
  • 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 research spectrum of the Section for Oceans and Arctic covers oceanography, population ecology, observation technology and the Arctic. The research into oceanography integrates biological, physical and chemical parameters’ interactions in the ocean, ranging from individual plankton to regional seas. We focus on understanding the key processes that govern the structure and function of pelagic food webs, as well as climate and ecosystem interactions. The research in population ecology establishes how processes affecting individuals shape populations and ecosystems.

 

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Charlottenlund, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

 

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 April 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Microbial Communication

Two 3-year PhD scholarships are available to study the microbial communication in electroactive microbiota, starting July 1st 2019 or shortly thereafter. The PhD projects will be supervised by Associate Professor Yifeng Zhang and is part of GENECHAT project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Fellowship Programme. The successful candidate will join a young, highly innovative, collaborative, productive, responsible, international, gender-balanced, and multidisciplinary team, which is a part of the Residual Resource Engineering Section at DTU Environment.

 

GENECHAT will employ microbial electrochemistry, microbiology, genomics and bioinformatics, and biological modelling tools to explore how electroactive bacteria communicate with neighboring microbes, which is still a long-standing question in science.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD projects aim to EXPLORE the between exoelectrogens and neighboring microbes, UNVEIL the underlying mechanisms, and subsequently use the knowledge to MANIPULATE the microbiome on the electrode/minerals for more efficient electron transfer and, finally, to VALIDATE the knowledge with specific microbial electrochemical applications such as inorganic bioartificial photosynthesis.

 

Beside laboratory work, you are expected to be able to:

  • Active dissemination of the obtained results, in high-impact scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job.
  • Take both mandatory and elective course as part of the project.
  • Participation in teaching (as assistant) is mandatory for PhD students at DTU.
  • Participation in supervision of students will also be an integrated part of the job. 

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 biological sciences, microbiology, biology, or any other relevant field.

 

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in laboratory methods including microbiology, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and in computational methods including bioinformatics and modelling.

 

Background in any of these subjects would be useful, but more important are enthusiasm for microbial evolution and ecology, self-motivation, and should thrive in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields.

 

Students will also develop general research skills such as scientific writing, presentation, literature reviewing, and statistical analysis. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are expected.

 
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 Yifeng Zhang, tel.: +45 4525 1410, email: yifz@env.dtu.dk, or Head of Residual Resource Engineering Section, Professor Thomas Fruergaard Astrup, tel: +45 4525 1558, email: thas@env.dtu.dk

 

You can read more about DTU Environment at https://www.env.dtu.dk/english

 
Application

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

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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 Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe. Research is conducted by an international staff consisting of 30 faculty members, approximately 20 post-doctoral fellows, 20 visiting foreign scientists and 55 Ph.D. students. The staff is supported by a range of technicians who provide expertise on state of the art instrumentation and experimental techniques. The researchers at DTU Environment are drawn from the best universities in more than 15 different countries. DTU Environment obtains research funding from a variety of sources including the Commission of the European Union, national research councils, the Danish EPA, industry, utility companies, municipalities, research foundations and international organizations.

 

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

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: DTU Environment
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Electroactive Bacterial Communication

 A 2-year postdoc positionis available to study the microbial communication in electroactivemicrobiota, starting July 1st 2019 or shortly thereafter.The postdoc project will be supervised by Associate Professor YifengZhang and is part of GENECHAT project funded by the Carlsberg FoundationDistinguished Fellowship Programme. The successful candidate will join a young,highly innovative, collaborative, productive, responsible, international,gender-balanced, and multidisciplinary team, which is a part of the ResidualResource Engineering Section at DTU Environment.

 

GENECHAT will employ microbial electrochemistry,microbiology, genomics and bioinformatics, and biological modelling tools toexplore how electroactive bacteria communicate with neighboring microbes, whichis still a long-standing question in science.

 Responsibilities and tasks

The postdoc project aim to EXPLOREthe communication between exoelectrogens and neighboring microbes,UNVEIL the underlying mechanisms, and subsequently use the knowledge toMANIPULATE the microbiome on the electrode/minerals for more efficient electrontransfer and, finally, to VALIDATE the knowledge with specific microbialelectrochemical applications.

Beside laboratory work, you are expected to be ableto:

    Active dissemination of the obtained results, in high-impact scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job.Participation in teaching will also be an integrated part of the job. Participation in co-supervision of PhD students will be an integrated part of the job. Participation in writing project proposal.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

 

The ideal candidate should have astrong background in laboratory methods including microbiology, molecularbiology, genetic engineering, and in computational methods includingbioinformatics and modelling.

 

Background in any of these subjects would be useful,but more important are enthusiasm for microbial evolution and ecology,self-motivation, and should thrive in a highly ambitious research group thataims to establish new research fields.

 

Good communication skills in both written and spokenEnglish are expected.

 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 characterized bycollegial 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.

 

The period of employment is 2 years. There ispossibility to extend 2 years more if new grant is raised in connection to thisemployment.

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

Further information may be obtained from AssociateProfessor Yifeng Zhang, tel.: +45 4525 1410, email: yifz@env.dtu.dk, or Head ofResidual Resource Engineering Section, Professor Thomas Fruergaard Astrup, tel:+45 4525 1558, email: thas@env.dtu.dk

 

You can read more about DTU Environment athttps://www.env.dtu.dk/english 

 

Applicationprocedure

Please submit your online application no laterthan 1 May 2019 (local time). 

 

To apply, please open the link “Applyonline”, fill in the online application form. The following must beattached in English:

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

Applications and enclosures received after thedeadline will not be considered.

 

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

 

DTU Environment is one of the largest universitydepartments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe. Research isconducted by an international staff consisting of 30 faculty members,approximately 20 post-doctoral fellows, 20 visiting foreign scientists and 55PhD students. The staffs are supported by a range of technicians who provideexpertise on state of the art instrumentation and experimental techniques. Theresearchers at DTU Environment are drawn from the best universities in morethan 15 different countries. DTU Environment obtains research funding from avariety of sources including the Commission of the European Union, nationalresearch councils, the Danish EPA, industry, utility companies, municipalities,research foundations and international organizations.

 

DTU is a technical university providinginternationally leading research, education, innovation and scientificadvice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovativesolutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are beingeducated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is anindependent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry,government and public agencies.

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: DTU Environment
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD Student in Protein Structure, Function and Proteomics

A PhD fellowship is available in the project “Molecular Insight of Alginate Degradation by Human Gut Microbiota and Host Interplay”. The research is carried out at DTU Bioengineering in collaboration with DTU Food, DTU Biosustain, Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques (AFMB), Marseille, Division of integrated Life Science, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University and Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

 

The research focuses on understanding degradation and utilization of alginate by gut microbiota and the specific impact on the host.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

The primary tasks of this project will be to identify gut bacteria degrading defined alginates by functional screening of microbiota. Furthermore you will have the following responsibilities

  • Genome analysis of relevant bacteria for alginate specific polysaccharide utilization loci and other important genes.
  • Proteomic analysis of impact of alginate on gut bacterial cross-feeding
  • Proteomics analysis of influence of bacterial alginate utilisation on host cells using a two-chamber anaerobic ! aerobic system
  • Production of recombinant alginate utilizing enzymes and proteins and characterization of their structural and biochemical properties
Qualifications

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

Approval and Enrolment

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

Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Birte Svensson and Prof. Ulrich auf dem Keller with relevant project partners.

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 Birte Svensson, tel.: +45 4525 2740 or Ulrich auf dem Keller +45 2112 6145.

 

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

 
Application

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

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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)
  • Up to three letters of recommendation (optional)

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.

 

Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life science industry and point towards innovation, new businesses and scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has extensive collaborations with national and international research units and industry. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 210 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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

Responsibilitiesand tasks

Deadline: 25 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Monday March 25th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Combustion Chemistry in Marine Engines

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of
Denmark (DTU) has an open 3-year PhD position in the area of high-pressure combustion chemistry in internal combustion engines.

The PhD project will be conducted at the CHEC Research Centre at DTU Chemical Engineering. CHEC is internationally recognised with respect to research in combustion, emission control, gasification, modelling, advanced measurements in boilers and catalysis.

The research project involves development and validation of reaction mechanisms for dual-fuel oxidation, e.g., n-heptane/methane and n-heptane/LPG. The specific aim is to construct a skeletal multicomponent mechanism for use in CFD dual-fuel combustion simulations. For validation of the detailed reaction mechanism, high-pressure flow reactor experiments will be conducted.

The PhD position is a part of a larger project funded by the Independent

Research Fund Denmark and includes in addition a postdoctoral position at DTU Chemical Engineering and another PhD and postdoctoral fellowship at the DTU Mechanical Engineering. Key project partners are, in addition to DTU Mechanical Engineering, MAN Energy Solutions, Copenhagen Denmark and The University of Lund, Sweden.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will conduct high-pressure flow reactor experiments to characterize oxidation of selected fuels and fuel mixtures. He or she will develop and validate detailed reaction mechanisms and reduce them analytically. The candidate is also expected to work closely with DTU Mechanical Engineering to define the criteria in developing skeletal mechanisms for different fuels and evaluate their performance in CFD calculations. The position will involve co-supervision of MSc students.

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.

During your studies, you have demonstrated that you can master both experimental and modelling work.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Peter Glarborg.

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

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

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Glarborg, pgl@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about Department of Chemical Engineering on
www.kt.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 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.

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

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research covers separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

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: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoc in Stochastic modelling and data analyses of weather based generation

The Department of Wind Energy in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) is seeking a Postdoc in Modelling and analyses of weather based generation for the Integration and Planning Section (INP). You will be part of a highly international team carrying out research in wind power integration and control, where the working language is English.

 

Our research in INP is function oriented in the sense that we direct the research towards issues that are relevant for industrial development and applications, and we work in projects with system integration, control concepts for wind turbines, wind / hybrid power plants, electrical components, grid connection and large-scale wind energy power systems.

 

The research field “modelling and analyses of weather based generation” consists of the following tasks / areas:

  • Stochastic modelling of temporal and spatial variability of weather based wind and solar generation
  • Modelling of uncertainties caused by forecast errors of weather based wind and solar generation
  • Analysis of measured and simulated data
  • Validation of models for variability and uncertainties
Responsibilities and tasks

The purpose of the position is to strengthen ongoing research in modelling and analyzing of the variability and uncertainty of weather based generation with main focus on wind and solar power.

 

For this postdoc position, you will undertake the following responsibilities and tasks:

  • Contribute to further development and validation of our models for temporal and spatial variability in wind and solar power
  • Contribute to further development and validation of our models for uncertainties caused by forecast errors of wind and solar power
  • Maintain and develop models implemented in C#, Matlab and Python.
  • You will be responsible for writing academic papers to conferences and journals
  • Contribute to education and training in the area of weather based generation

You will be part of the team in the section for Integration and Planning (INP) working with weather based generation in power systems. This work is done in close collaboration with the section on resource assessment (RAM) who have background in meteorology.

 

We collaborate with other research groups and end users in public funded projects as well as commissioned research in the area of weather based generation. Initially, you will mainly work in the Danish R&D project OffshoreWake, where we will include large-scale wake effects between offshore wind farms in our models for simulation of wind power variability.

 

Collaboration with grid operators and energy systems planners / advisors also plays a strong role for this research area. For instance, we have a long-term collaboration with European grid operators in ENTSO-E delivering data for wind and solar power used by ENTSO-E for planning of the development of the European transmission grid.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in computer science or power systems engineering. Furthermore, we seek a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Documented in-depth knowledge in statistical modelling including stochastic time series analysis
  • Documented experience with probabilistic analysis in time domain as well as frequency domain
  • Proven programming skills in Python, C# and Matlab or similar programming languages

The following qualifications are not mandatory but will be an advantage:

  • Understanding of power systems
  • Understanding of wind and solar power
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, SQL databases and/or HTML
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 initial contract is for 2 years with possibility for 1 year extension.

 

The daily workplace is DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Jens Carsten Hansen, +45 4677 5074 or Professor Poul Sørensen, posq@dtu.dk or Postdoc Matti Koivisto, mkoi@dtu.dk, +45 9351 1762.

 

You can read more about the Department at https://www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english.

 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019 (local time).

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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 Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of approximately 250 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 50 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as wind industry.

 

Please look at www.vindenergi.dtu.dk for more details on the type of activities we undertake

 

 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: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

PhD scholarship in the field of Integrated Digital Manufacturing Technologies for Industry 4.0 Production of Polymer Micro Components

The Section for Manufacturing Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, has an open position in the field of “Integrated Digital Manufacturing Technologies for Industry 4.0 Production of Polymer Micro Components”.

The Section for Manufacturing Engineering performs research based on a multi-disciplinary use of process technology, materials science, solid and fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics in the analysis, modelling and development of manufacturing processes. The research objective of the Section is to promote ‘Precision Manufacturing’ to meet the performance, durability, reliability, size, and cost requirements of modern products.

The PhD project is carried out in the framework of the Horizon2020 Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network DIGIMAN4.0 “DIGItal MANufacturing Technologies for Zero-defect Industry 4.0 Production”. Please look at the project website (
http://www.digiman4-0.mek.dtu.dk/) before reading further. The PhD project is related to the Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position no. 2 of the DIGIMAN4.0 project.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position focuses on research in the area of precision and micro manufacturing engineering and manufacturing digital technologies, with focus on micro replication and micro mechanical assembly processes, their enabling process chains, and the quality control and tooling technologies associated to them.

It is the goal for the current PhD project to develop the digital micro manufacturing technology platform for new complex micro polymer components for e.g. medical and sensors applications.

The project will require the development of necessary manufacturing and digital technologies enabling industrial mass micro production and mass customization of micro injection moulded components.

The PhD project will have the following objectives:
 

  • Integration of additive manufacturing technologies within conventional micro manufacturing of polymer micro components process chain by developing a digitally-enabled manufacturing cell.
  • Development of a digital dataflow between integrated technologies (i.e. additive manufacturing, micro moulding, automated assembly, simulation tools and optical visual system).
Qualifications
Candidates should have: 
  • M.Sc. in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Experience in the field of micro manufacturing
  • Knowledge about statistical quality control methods (e.g. statistical process control, design of experiment, big data analytics)
  • Knowledge and experience with the injection moulding process
  • Knowledge and experience with digital manufacturing technologies such as e.g. additive manufacturing technologies, simulation
  • Knowledge and experience with measuring technologies and quality control methods
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
Special requirements: Mobility and experience
At the time of recruitment, the Early Stage Researcher (ESR) must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project (June 2019).

Eligible candidates must be, at the time of the recruitment, in the first four years of their research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Guido Tosello, Researcher Matteo Calaon and Senior Researcher David Bue Pedersen.

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 Guido Tosello, tel.: +45 4525 4893.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 28 March 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 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 85 persons.

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

Deadline: 28 March 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Thursday March 28th, 2019

PhD position in Electrochemical CO2 reduction

This is an open call for a PhD position focusing on the electrochemical CO2reduction to ethylene. This project will be take place at DTU Physics, in close collaboration with Siemens with the focus on catalyst optimization for commercial CO2 electrolysis devices.

The project aims to synthesize electrocatalysts using either wet-chemical or vapour deposition techniques in large quantities (~10 gram scale) and then test them for catalytic activity and selectivity towards ethylene.  One of the primary goals of the project will be to produce nanoparticle catalysts that have a specified crystal facet that is optimal for ethylene production. Thus this project will involve fundamental surface science in order to analyse and optimize the catalyst surface i.e. XPS, ISS and other tools available.  From a catalytic testing standpoint, a gas diffusion electrode type electrolysis device with an in-line gas chromatograph will be used as the main analytical tool but also other methods like NMR will be used.  The project will involve electrochemical reactor design, building and modification to ensure accurate and consistent selectivity.  This means that the project will be very hands on and a wide variety of technical knowledge relating to materials characteristics, programming, gas chromatographs and membrane electrode assembly production will all be needed to allow for accurate testing of the catalysts.  Parameters such as electrical potential, temperature, reactant flow rate, humidity and others will all be varied to monitor catalyst performance.

The project will take place primarily in the Surface Science and Catalysis (SurfCat) section at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), but will also involve working with Siemens located at DTU Scion. It is envisioned that the successful candidate will be able to produce catalysts at scalable quantities and test them in an electrochemical device to determine their activity and selectivity at a wide variety of industrial relevant parameters.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will be well-motivated, hardworking, open minded and willing and able to work as part of a team. The candidate should have a Masters degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or a similar field or will expect to have that degree within the immediate future.  It is mandatory that the candidate has extensive experimental experience working with electrochemical reactions. Experience with analytical tools such as gas chromatography, NMR, and HPLC would be very helpful.  The ideal candidate would have experience with high current density electrochemical reactions (gas diffusion electrodes, >100 mA/cm2) preferably in the CO2reduction field.

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 position is for 3 years and the PhD thesis must be delivered during this period. The position is available from 1 June 2019.

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 Brian Seger brse@fysik.dtu.dk or Professor Ib Chorkendorff ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Your online application must be submitted no later than 30 March 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 (Max one page))
  • 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)
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2-3 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: 30 March 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday March 30th, 2019

PhD Scholarships in trait-based analysis of life in the ocean

Centre for Ocean Life (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk)offers 2-3 x 3-year PhD fellowships in trait-based analysis of life inthe ocean. The PhDs can have a focus either on developing trait-basedmodels or on compiling and analysing observational data on marine traits anddiversity. The fellows will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute forAquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark).

We expect PhD candidates in modellingtodevelop, implement and analyse trait-based models of marine ecosystems. Thefocal traits could be any behavioral or life-history traits; currently we areworking with body size, defense and behavior, shell formation, habitatselection in the water column, jellyness, and diazotrophy. The models coulddescribe any life-form in the ocean. Our current focus is on communities ofunicellular plankton, copepods, and fish, all in a global context.

We expect PhD candidates in data analysistoinvestigate patterns, drivers and the underlying assembly processes shaping thedistribution of community traits, as well as the taxonomic (species) andfunctional (trait) diversity of marine organisms. The candidates will make useof available large-scale data sets of species occurrences, abundances andtraits sampled across marine ecosystems and organism groups (including plankton,fish and benthos) and based on statistical tools and modelling developdescriptions and a mechanistic understanding of trait-patterns as observed innature. 

Overall, there in considerable freedom to formulate projects within the generalframeworks described above and applicants are encouraged to present their ownideas and/or to contact us to discuss specific project ideas.

The final PhD project will be developed incollaboration with the relevant principal investigator(s) in the Centre. 

Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD candidate(s) will become part of the vibrant,cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre forOcean Life that is a Villum Kann Rasmussen Centre of Excellence. The centre isa collaborative effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictivecapability of marine ecosystems through the use of trait-based approaches. Wecurrently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated the Centre (PhDand Postdocs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverseapproaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaboratingthrough weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous workinggroups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as arethose of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology andchemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communicationand projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress maybe achieved by confronting the different disciplines.

Qualifications

We are looking forphysicists/mathematicians/engineers/statisticians with a keen interest in marineecology, or ecologists with documented quantitative skills or experience in thehandling and statistical analysis of large data sets.

Candidates should hold a MSc degree (or somethingequivalent) in physics, biology, mathematics, engineering, bioinformatics, orsimilar.

Approvaland Enrolment

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

 

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 bebased on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of ProfessionalAssociations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. Theperiod of employment is 3 years.

 

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here.

The successful candidate is expected to start in 2019.Candidates that complete their MSc before then can apply.

Further information 

For further information about the positions and theprojects please contact Professor Ken H Andersen (kha@aqua.dtu.dk), Professor Andy Visser (awv@aqua.dtu.dk), or Senior Researcher MartinLindegren (mli@aqua.dtu.dk).

You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Lifeat: Centre for Ocean Life,the associated project “mechanisticapproach to plankton ecology”, and the National Institute of AquaticResources at: DTU Aqua.

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

To apply, please openthe link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. Thefollowing must be attached in English:

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    The application should contain a motivation for why you want to work in theCentre for Ocean Life.  The application may include a description ofyour own project ideas in accord with the goal of the Centre, perhaps inspiredby the current running projects outlined on our home pages www.OceanLifeCentre.dk/projects, www.oceanlifecentre.dk/background and www.mecano-plankton.dk

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 ofrecommendationPossible outline of project ideas, and other material that you would like tobe included in the evaluation

Candidates may apply prior toobtaining their MSc degree, but they cannot begin their scholarship beforehaving received their MSc degree.

 

Applications and enclosures received after thedeadline will not be considered.

All interested candidatesirrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnicbackground are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providinginternationally leading research, education, innovation and scientificadvice. 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: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in High Throughput Organoid Tissue Systems

Organovir is an Innovative TrainingNetwork (ITN) that focuses on the use of organoid technology for viralpathogenesis studies and anti-viral testing. For this ITN we will provide 15Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with the opportunity to be trained within aconsortium of public and private experts that will enable them to leadinnovation in the field of organoids for virus research. The starting date of theresearch projects is 1 September 2019. 

In this specific project, we focus on making scalable hydrogelsystem for high throughput screening and increased cell or organoidfunctionalities. During this project, you will be focussing on the followingresearch objectives:

    To construct a stackableco-culture systems with flexible hydrogels To scale the stackablesystem into 96-well plate formatTo place organoids behindepithelial layer and/or endothelial layer to simulate coupled organ systemModel virus propagationin the systemProvide chemical and 3Dcues to improve organoid function and organisation. 

Responsibilities and tasks 
The candidate will be responsible for the development of thesystem and testing the systems for compatibility with organoid cultures. Thecandidate is expected to be open to collaborations and actively participate inthe training network. Specifically, this includes collaborating with other PhDstudents in the program and in at the departments and to go to twosecondments: 

    A three-month secondmentAcademisch Medisch Centrum bij de Universiteit van Amsterdam (location:Amsterdam, the Netherlands) focused on transfer of stackable hydrogel technologyA three-month secondmentwith the University of Jagiellonski (location: Krakow, Poland) focused onlearning about cocultures of fibroblasts and immune cells. 

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

Organovir is looking for research candidates who are highly motivated andenthusiastic with a flexible, pro-active team spirit and a recent Master degreein the field tissue engineering or similar. Interest and experience in 3Dprinting, microfluidics, and working with mammalian cell cultures is anadvantage. The candidate is required to be proficient in the English languageand should be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their researchcareers.

Due to the grant mobility aspects,the applicant must not, at the time that he/she is selected by the hostinstitution, have resided or carried out their work and/or studies in thecountry of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 yearsimmediately prior to their recruitment. 

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

Assessment
The assessment committee will consist of members of theOrganovir research leader team. 

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized forthe excellence 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 andappointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreementwith the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance willbe agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here.  

Furtherinformation 
Further information may be obtained from Martin Dufva, tel.:+45 5133 3753.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF filecontaining all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open thelink “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attachall 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 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 degreebut cannot begin before having received it. 

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline willnot be considered.

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, andinnovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. TheHealthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the mostadvanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation forcompanies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefitpeople and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans fromimaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biologicalmodelling, to biopharma technologies.

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: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Health Technology
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoc in Formal Methods and IoT

DTU Compute’s Sections for Formal Methods and for Embedded Systems Engineering, invite applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years within the area of formal methods and IoT security. The position is full-time starting as soon as possible, according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the areas of formal methods, IoT security, and secure-by-design software development.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will expand and contribute to the sections’ research activities in the above mentioned areas, in particular within the H2020 project CyberSec4Europe, that aims at establishing and operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe.

We expect that the candidate will be able to contribute to
 

  • Identifying challenges to early stages of the development of secure software for IoT/cloud/fog/edge platforms.
  • Investigate formal methods techniques to support secure-by-design software development for IoT/cloud/fog/edge.
Qualifications 
  • A completed or close-to-completion Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar disciplines is required
  • Research background in at least one of the following areas: security and privacy, formal methods, distributed systems (IoT/cloud/fog/edge), software engineering
  • Publication record in reputable venues in the above areas
  • Experience in collaborative research projects
  • Excellent English skills
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information please contact Alberto Lluch Lafuente, albl@dtu.dk, Head of the Section for Formal methods and Associate Professor, or Nicola Dragoni, ndra@dtu.dk, Associate Professor in Embedded Systems Engineering.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 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
  • Ph.D. dissertation (if completed and not publicly available)
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 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: 30 April 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc in Formal Methods and Security Intelligence

DTU Compute’s Sections for Formal Methods and for Cyber Security, invite applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years within the area of formal methods and security intelligence. The position is full-time starting as soon as possible, according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the areas of formal methods, security intelligence, privacy, and secure-by-design software development.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will expand and contribute to the sections’ research activities in the above mentioned areas, in particular within the H2020 project CyberSec4Europe, that aims at establishing and operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe.

We expect that the candidate will be able to contribute to
 

  • Identify challenges to the development of privacy-preserving security intelligence software (i.e. software based on artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics for threat detection).
  • Investigate formal methods techniques to support privacy-preserving security intelligence software.
Qualifications
  • A completed or close-to-completion Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar disciplines is required
  • Research background in at least one of the following areas: security and privacy, formal methods, applications of ML/AI to security and privacy, security intelligence
  • Publication record in reputable venues in the above areas
  • Experience in collaborative research projects
  • Excellent English skills
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information please contact Alberto Lluch Lafuente, albl@dtu.dk, Head of the Section for Formal Methods and Associate Professor, or Christian D. Jensen, cdje@dtu.dk, Head of the section for Cyber Security.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 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
  • Ph.D. dissertation (if completed and not publicly available)
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 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: 30 April 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc in Biophysical Studies of Protein Aggregation and Phase Separation

The newly established research group of Prof. Alexander K. Buell (start April 2019) at DTU Bioengineering is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow, to start as soon as possible. Our research group will be situated within the section of Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, where world-leading expertise in protein chemistry and structural biology is concentrated. Our laboratory performs cutting edge experimental research in the field of protein and peptide self-assembly and aggregation. The applied methods include protein engineering as well as various spectroscopy, scattering, biosensing and microfluidics techniques and we work on a wide variety of proteins, from simple model systems to disease-related proteins. The overall aim of our research is to achieve a profound mechanistic understanding of protein and peptide assembly into ordered (fibrillar, crystalline) and disorderd (amorphous, liquid droplet) condensed phases and of the physico-chemical factors that drive it. To achieve these goals, we also collaborate with structural, computational and medical biologists. The motivation behind our research is to enable rational control of such assembly processes in the context of human disorders, protein biotechnology as well as in the creation of novel types of functional biomaterials.

 
Research project

Liquid-liquid phase separation of proteins and the formation of membrane-less organelles are increasingly recognised as important phenomena involved in the regulation of key cellular processes in space and time. The postdoctoral fellow will study these phenomena by creating non-equilibrium scenarios within microfluidic devices that mimic their biological counterparts and bridge the gap between traditional test tube experiments and experiments within living systems. In particular, an important aim will also be to establish the link between functional phase separation and deleterious aggregation of proteins.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The successful candidate will contribute to the establishment of a new line of research in the laboratory, the study of biologically relevant liquid-liquid phase separation. The tasks consist in producing and purifying several different proteins that have been found to phase separate in vitro and in vivo. The candidate will then go on to study the phase separation behaviour inside microfluidic devices, which he or she will be designing, producing and operating. Further tasks will include:

  • Assistance in and involvement with other research projects and topics in the group
  • Help with the supervision of PhD students
  • Taking responsibility for the functioning of research equipment
  • Experimental design, data analysis, writing of scientific articles and presentations at conferences

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in molecular biology, biophysics or related fields. The successful candidate should:

  • Have a documented track record in protein technology (expression and purification of recombinant proteins from different expression systems)
  • Be interested in the quantitative study of biomolecular systems in vitro
  • Be highly motivated to drive a challenging research project
  • Feel comfortable in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment of mutual support and encouragement
  • Have a strong track record in the generation, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of scientific results (as demonstrated by publications, oral presentations outreach)
  • Have experience (or the willingness to aquire it) in protein biophysics

Experience in the fabrication and operation of microfluidic devices is desirable but not a definitive requirement.

 
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
The period of employment is 2 years.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexander K. Buell.

 
Presently to be contacted through: alexander.buell@hhu.de
 
 

You can read more about the Department of Bioengineering at DTU at: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019 (24:00 local time)

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees

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

 

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

PhD Scholarship in the High Throughput Exploration of the Sequence-dependence of Protein Aggregation

The newly established research group of Prof. Alexander K. Buell (start April 2019) at DTU Bioengineering is recruiting a PhD student, to start as soon as possible. Our research group will be situated within the section of Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, where world-leading expertise in protein chemistry and structural biology is concentrated. Our laboratory performs cutting edge experimental research in the field of protein and peptide self-assembly and aggregation.

The applied methods include protein engineering as well as various spectroscopy, scattering, biosensing and microfluidics techniques and we work on a wide variety of proteins, from simple model systems to disease-related proteins.

The overall aim of our research is to achieve a profound mechanistic understanding of protein and peptide assembly into ordered (fibrillar, crystalline) and disorderd (amorphous, liquid droplet) condensed phases and of the physico-chemical factors that drive it. To achieve these goals, we also collaborate with structural, computational and medical biologists. The motivation behind our research is to enable rational control of such assembly processes in the context of human disorders, protein biotechnology as well as in the creation of novel types of functional biomaterials.

 
Research project

Despite much effort, it is still not possible to quantitatively predict the effect of changes in amino acid sequence on the kinetics and thermodynamics of the individual mechanistic steps of protein aggregation into amyloid fibrils. The aim of this project is to use a combination of high throughput experimental approaches in protein engineering, protein production and their biophysical characterisation in order to explore the sequence space of protein aggregation at a much larger scale than what has previously been possible.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The successful candidate will establish the workflow for the production and biophysical characterisation of sequence variants of amyloid fibril forming proteins at high throughput.

The candidate will also take responsibility in the maintenance of research equipment, in the supervision of Bachelor and Master thesis projects and in other teaching activities.

 

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 either Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biology, Biotechnology or a related field, and should ideally have carried out an experimental Master’s thesis, where he/she has gained experience with recombinant protein technology. However, excellent candidates with theoretical/computational research experience can also be considered.

The successful candidate should in addition:
  • Be interested in the quantitative study of biomolecular systems in vitro and the analysis of large data sets
  • Have an excellent academic track record and be highly motivated to work on a challenging research project
  • Feel comfortable in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment of mutual support and encouragement
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 Prof. Alexander K. Buell.

 
Presently to be contacted through: alexander.buell@hhu.de
 
 

You can read more about the Department of Bioengineering at DTU at: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019 (local time)

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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)
  • Names and contact details of 2 academic referees

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

 

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


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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Fish Population Ecology

A PhD Scholarship in Fish Population Ecology is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua) with starting in 2019. The scholarship is financed by the EU H2020 project MEESO. The project work will primarily be carried out at the Section for Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, which is located in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. The PhD will be part of a collaboration between DTU Aqua, the Norwegian Institute for Marine Resarch (Bergen) and the German Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Konstanz).

 

The research field of the scholarship is spatial ecology of mesopelagic fishes. Global human population growth is causing increased demand for food, including  marine proteins and lipids. Mesopelagic organisms represent the largest unexploited resource left in the world’s oceans, with a recent biomass estimate of 10 billion metric tons, 10 times larger than previous estimates. Nevertheless, our knowledge of the mesopelagic community with respect to its biodiversity, the drivers of its biomass, its role in carbon sequestration, and its interactions with the epipelagic community, including existing commercial fish stocks, has major gaps. The main reason for these knowledge gaps is the lack of proper methods for observing and sampling the relatively small organisms residing at water depths between 200 and 1000m.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

In order to understand the consequences of a possible exploitation of this substantial resource, it is first necessary to understand how individual behaviours and population dynamic processes such as density dependence, predation or competition govern the spatio-temporal distributions of mesopelagic species. Modern acoustic techniques make it possible to identify and track individuals in the mesopelagic. These techniques can be used in combination with other data from scientific surveys to empirically describe the main spatial scales of variability in mesopelagic abundances,  to describe and quantify individual behaviours and to investigate, if major spatial patterns emerge from individual interactions. 

 

The observed spatial patterns can also be related to observed vital and demographic rates, for example somatic or population growth and species interactions, as well as the physical environment.  Thus, the overall aim of the PhD is to improve the understanding of spatial and temporal distributions of this large community with emphasis on potentially exploitable mesopelagic species. The PhD is part of the project ‘Ecologically and economically sustainable mesopelagic fisheries (MEESO)’. It is expected that the candidate participates in selected project research cruises to collect acoustic, video, trawl and individual fish data.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree in aquatic science, marine biology, environmental engineering, physics or similar (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

 
We are looking for a candidate who has:
  • Previous experience in handling and processing large amounts of data.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Mathematical modelling skills and experience with MATLAB, R or PYHTON
  • Experience with hydro-acoustic data especially from wide-band systems would be advantageous.
Approval and Enrollment

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programs at DTU. For information about our enrollment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study program, 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 Stefan Neuenfeldt, tel.: +45 3588 3402, email: stn@aqua.dtu.dk

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

Please submit your online application no later than 1 April 2019 (local time).

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • A research statement
  • 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 research spectrum of the Section for Oceans and Arctic covers oceanography, population ecology, observation technology and the Arctic. The research into oceanography integrates biological, physical and chemical parameters’ interactions in the ocean, ranging from individual plankton to regional seas. We focus on understanding the key processes that govern the structure and function of pelagic food webs, as well as climate and ecosystem interactions. The research in population ecology establishes how processes affecting individuals shape populations and ecosystems.

 

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Charlottenlund, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

 

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

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

Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

PhD Scholarship: Characterization and Extraction of Protein from Agro-industrial Sources for Fish Feed

A PhD Scholarship is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with expected starting date August 1st, 2019.  DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark.
 
Project description

The focus of the PhD is the characterization, extraction and potential modification or optimization of protein from by-products from the brewing and distilling of beer and alcohol in the Nordic countries. Such biological material represents a low value in the unrefined form, among other reasons due to a high content of complex carbohydrates and water. The aim of the project is to characterize the composition of potential raw materials from which protein can be recovered and used in extruded aquaculture feeds. The effects of using different extraction methods on the quality of protein are to be assessed, as well as the potential selective improvement in protein content or amino acid composition. Ultimately, these efforts shall lead to several treated protein sources used in the formulation of aquaculture feeds, and subjected to biological trials.

The scholarship is financed by the Nordic Center of Excellence project SUREAQUA funded by NordForsk under the Nordic Council of Ministers, with support from the Ph.D. school at DTU Aqua. The Ph.D. is a part of the SUREAQUA Nordic Centre of Excellence (www.sureaqua.no). The overarching aim of SUREAQUA is to promote the circular bioeconomy in aquatic production, through the use of innovative technology and bio-refinery solutions, in order to boost aquatic production, profitability, and job creation in the Nordic countries.

The position is based at the Section for Aquaculture, DTU Aqua in Hirtshals, but part of the work will be conducted in collaboration with project partners in other Nordic countries, as well as other DTU institutes in the Copenhagen area. DTU prioritizes international collaboration as part of the Ph.D., and the candidate should expect to spend a period of exchange in other Nordic countries. The supervisors will be Associate Professor Peter V. Skov and Senior Scientist Ivar Lund.

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate with a Master’s degree (M.Sc., M.Eng., or equivalent) in the field of food chemistry, bio-engineering, biotechnology or animal nutrition. A strong interest in the field of protein extraction, recovery, and characterization is essential. Ideally, you have a good understanding of nutritional biochemistry and digestive physiology. Previous experience in the design and execution of experiments is desirable. You must have a strong proficiency in written and spoken English, a drive to disseminate your work, and the ability to work independently, and identify and pursue relevant questions that arise.

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

Senior Scientist Ivar Lund, and Associate Professor Peter V. Skov, DTU Aqua will assess the applicants.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students at DTU.

The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

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

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

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

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

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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)
  • Description of skills according to qualifications.
  • Brief research proposal (1-2 pages) presenting ideas on how to address the research topics given in the short description of the PhD project above

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it. Applications that do not contain all the required materials may not be considered.

 

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

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

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 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
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Post expires on Monday November 26th, 2018