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Postdoc in Characterization of Cast Iron
DTU Wind Energy
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Thursday 08 Jul 21
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Apply no later than 20 August 2021
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Do you want to contribute to the development of metallic components for wind
We seek a flexible, open-minded and self-motivating person to work in the
field of microscale characterization of cast iron.
The research position is part of a project funded by the Innovation Fund
Denmark, which seeks to develop a game changing welding technology that will
enable assembly welding and repair welding of large scale cast iron components
for wind turbines. The successful applicant will be a member of a larger team
of university researchers working closely together with the major companies in
this project, which include welding institutes, foundries and wind turbine
manufacturers. Welding will be carried out by industrial expert partners in
the project where the weldments will be characterized by state-of-the-art NDT
Your primary responsibilities and tasks will be to:
Use 3D mapping with X-ray computerized tomography and scanning electron
microscopy to analyze the size and shape of the graphite nodules as well
as any cracks and porosities within the heat-affected zone.
Establish a correlation between the microstructural observations and the
welding parameters in order to optimize the welding procedure.
Provide tomography reconstructions and statistical data on microstructural
features as input data for thermo-mechanical fatigue modelling performed
by other researchers in the project.
Collaborate with researchers and technicians in the project and
disseminate the results in peer-reviewed journals
The applicant must have experience in characterization techniques (e.g. X-ray
tomography, SEM, ect). Experience with digital image processing will be
considered as an advantage. Previous experience with welding research may be
beneficial, but is not required.
The successful candidate is well-motivated, hardworking, eager to seek and
share knowledge and willing and able to work as part of a team as well as
through interdisciplinary collaboration with industrial partners and across
sections in the DTU Wind Energy department.
The candidate should be confident in both written and spoken English and as a
formal qualification; the candidate must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
preferably in Materials Science, Engineering or Physics.
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, starting 1
October 2021 or soon thereafter.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Søren Fæster
You can read more about DTU Wind Energy at windenergy.dtu.dk/english.
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 20 August
2021. 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)
Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
List of publications
Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degree diplomas
Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
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global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
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create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision
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