Postdoc in Characterization of Cast Iron

Technical University of Denmark


August 20, 2021


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Postdoc in Characterization of Cast Iron

DTU Wind Energy

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Apply no later than 20 August 2021 Apply for the job at DTU Wind Energy by completing the following form.

Do you want to contribute to the development of metallic components for wind energy?

We seek a flexible, open-minded and self-motivating person to work in the field of microscale characterization of cast iron.

Job description 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 techniques.

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
  • Qualifications 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.

    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, starting 1 October 2021 or soon thereafter.

    You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

    Further information Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Søren Fæster (

    You can read more about DTU Wind Energy at

    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 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)
  • CV
  • 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.

    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.

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