DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Concentrated Solar Power and Low-Temperature Heat Utilization

Technical University of Denmark


February 9, 2022


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DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Concentrated Solar Power and Low-Temperature

Heat Utilization

DTU Mechanical Eng

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At DTU Mechanical Engineering, we are looking for a researcher in the field of advanced thermal engineering of low-temperature heat utilization, concentrated solar power and thermal energy storage systems. The Section of Thermal Energy conducts scientific research in close collaboration with a number of industrial partners in the field of optimization of energy conversion systems with focus on the green transition of the energy system. The focus of the research covers e.g., thermal systems as units for power production, refrigeration, heat pumps, internal combustion engines, biomass utilization, and energy storage. The research involves advanced analysis, modelling and optimization of systems and components based on applied thermal-fluid methods. We seek a candidate with post-doc experience within the field of concentrated solar power and low-temperature heat utilization.

The position is part of DTU's Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU's Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Senior Researcher position. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.

Responsibilities and qualifications The position will include modeling and optimization and experimentation in research fields related to advanced thermal power systems consisting of the following:

  • Low-temperature heat recovery systems
  • Concentrated solar power and geothermal power systems
  • Solar energy for industrial process heat
  • Multi-generation systems
  • Thermal energy storage systems
  • The work will be based on numerical modeling and simulation of components, cycles and systems and experiments carried out in the laboratory and at industrial facilities. You will work with nearby colleagues, and with academic and industrial partners in Denmark as well as abroad. The tasks will also include the development of novel research proposals in collaboration with partners in academia and industry. In order to cover these tasks, we expect the candidate to have a strong profile in applied thermal engineering based on a mechanical engineering background. It is essential that you have experience with conceptualization, modeling, design, optimization and feasibility studies of concentrated solar power and low-temperature heat utilization systems and its components. Moreover, you need to have experience of development of research proposals and to have proven the ability to lead work on publication of recent research results in international scientific media. Teaching and supervision experience is a further requirement. You should have high level of interpersonal skills and have demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team across both the education and service sectors.

    You must contribute to the teaching of courses. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

    As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

    You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills
  • Salary and terms of employment The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant's qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

    You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

    Further information Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Fredrik Haglind, Tel.: +45 4525 4113.

    You can read more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at www. mek.dtu.dk.

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

    Application procedure Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 9 February 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see https:// orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • Applications 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 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

    Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.