Researcher for Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

DTU Energy
Thursday 01 Feb 18

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Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy) has 240 employees and carries out research on functional materials, components and systems and their applications for sustainable energy technologies. The technologies include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, membranes, magnetic refrigeration and thermoelectrics.

We are seeking a motivated research scientist for the Section for Electrofunctional Materials, with an experience in synthesizing, characterizing and manipulating nanomaterials.

The position as researcher is a permanent entry-level position.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of novel types of energy materials by engineering materials on the nanoscale. Core activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Development of energy materials using physical deposition techniques or chemical techniques.
  • Development and use of characterization techniques to probe the atomic, electronic and magnetic properties.
  • Applying external stimuli to tune material properties.
  • Supervision of young researchers at graduate and post graduate level in the above mentioned areas.
  • Participation in teaching in the area of nanotechnology and material science.
  • PhD in chemistry, physics, materials science or similar
  • Experience within one or more of the following areas:
    o Synthesizing materials with nanoscale dimensions
    o Surface treatments, lithographic patterning and thin film depositions.
    o Characterization of nanomaterials.
    o Exploiting material properties to design new devices or functionalities.
    o Modelling of components for energy conversion technologies using e.g. Matlab, COMSOL or density functional theory.
  • Experience in writing project applications
  • Experience in supervising students and young researchers
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills
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 an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international environment. Good possibilities for professional and personal growth. A family friendly organization with flexible working hours.

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 with the relevant union.

The position as researcher is a permanent entry-level position. After a maximum of 4 years, a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Please contact Head of Section, Professor Nini Pryds, +45 4677 5752, for further information.

Additional information about DTU and Department of Energy Conversion and Storage can be found on

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 March 2018.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Views regarding teaching and research, based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
Applications and enclosures 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 is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.