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Thursday 10 Jun 21
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Apply no later than 25 June 2021
Apply for the job at DTU Physics by completing the following form.
Do you want to strengthen your scientific and personal competences in a
physics researcher education and work in an international environment? Then
this may be interesting for you. We are looking for highly motivated and
skilled candidates for PhD positions at DTU Physics.
At the Department of Physics, we perform research and teaching in physics
areas, offering fundamental challenges and innovation potentials. We embrace
projects that are curiosity driven and projects that are closely related to
solving grand challenges in society.
We have internationally leading research environments and centers, and we
encourage collaboration and knowledge-sharing to foster new ideas and
solutions. We collaborate with leading research groups around the world at
universities, research facilities, and private companies.
The PhD position includes salary and travel grants covering the three years it
takes to obtain a PhD degree at a Danish university, and may commence in 2021
You must 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.
You will need a strong personal drive and collaborative skills in addition to
an excellent and relevant scientific background for the PhD project.
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.
The assessment of the applicants will be made in a joint effort by the
potential supervisors, head of sections and centers and the head of
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.
You can read more about DTU Physics at www. fysik.dtu.dk/english. Further
information may be obtained from Head of Department Jane Hvolbæk Nielsen,
tel.: +45 4525 3222, e-mail: email@example.com.
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 25 June
2021 (Danish time). You may expect a response to your application during
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)
Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see
guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Project description and name(s) of suggested DTU Physics supervisor(s)
It is required that you make contact and discuss project ideas with one or
several potential supervisors at DTU Physics before applying. When contacting
us by e-mail or phone, please refer to this job opening (“DTU Physics PhD
projects”). We emphasize and value this dialogue before application in order
to strengthen your application and ensure a strong fit to our research. The
supervisor must be professor, associate professor or senior scientist. A list
can be found via this link or via the research sections listed below.
You may apply prior to obtaining your 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.
Our research areas
At DTU Physics, we perform research in fundamental and applied physics areas
and we use and develop state-of-the-art in experimental and theoretical
approaches. We have a broad effort in materials physics and design, quantum
optics, sensing and communication, biophysics, plasma physics, and continuum
Our research impacts society with new sustainable energy technologies, secure
digital communication, medical technology, and new analytical methods. We use
and develop basic theory, next-generation instrumentation, and software, and
aim to make our data publicly accessible and usable. More detailed
descriptions of our nine research sections are listed below including links to
Experimental Surface Physics and Catalysis with particular focus on
sustainable energy solutions
Catalysis Theory embracing a cross departmental collaboration on
Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design with focus on machine
learning and materials engineering
Nanoscale Materials and Devices with a primary focus on synthesis,
characterization and use of 2D materials
Neutrons and X-rays for Materials Physics working closely with
international large-scale research facilities like MAX IV, E-XFEL and ESS
Radiation Physics and Neutronics with focus on application of
photonics to geosciences and neutronics simulations for energy production
Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy working in international
collaborations on realizing non-fossil based energy production through
Biophysics and Fluids with a focus on fluid and soft-matter dynamics
on small length scales, often with life science applications
Quantum Physics and Information Technology aiming to develop and
utilize quantum technology
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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.