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DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Concentrated Solar Power and Low-Temperature
DTU Mechanical Eng
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Wednesday 26 Jan 22
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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
Low-temperature heat recovery systems
Concentrated solar power and geothermal power systems
Solar energy for industrial process heat
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
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:
Experience and quality of teaching
Research vision and potential
International impact and experience
Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with
Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary 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 may be obtained from Associate Professor Fredrik Haglind,
Tel.: +45 4525 4113.
You can read more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in
Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
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.
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