DTU Nanotech, Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position in New Nano-Based Sensors for Water Quality Monitoring. The position is available from June 1st 2014.

The department of Micro- and Nanotechnology is dedicated to research, education and innovation at the highest international level within micro- and nanotechnology. We have around 200 employees of which 30 are Faculty members, 90 are PhD students, 60 are other kinds of scientific staff and 20 are technical administrative staff. Furthermore: 40% of our employees are non-Danes, 31 different nationalities are presented, 19% of the scientific staff is women, and the average age of the senior scientific staff is 48 years. Our facilities are situated in the three buildings, 344, 345Ø and 423. We cooperate with many other departments at DTU and we are the main user of both DTU Danchip (state of the art clean room on a global level), situated in building 347, and DTU Cen (Center for Electron Nanoscopy) situated in building 307 and 314.

The postdoctoral position is part of the collaborative project “REWARD - REuse of WAteR in the food and bioprocessing industry” which has received 2.7 M€ from The Danish Council for Strategic Research and Mejeribrugets Forskningfond. REWARD will establish a research community that provides the knowledge to bring Danish industry closer to self-sustainability - the closed factory principle - where water intake is diminished by re-using production streams. This will provide the Danish food and bioprocessing industry, challenged by productivity and outsourcing problems, with a leading edge and will put Danish processing and measurement equipment businesses at the forefront of modern process water management practice.

The Postdoctoral position will focus on the development and implementation of new nano-based sensors that are specifically targeted to water impurities in the dairy and fermentation industry.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent degree in nanotechnology, chemistry, materials science, physics or engineering, with a strong focus on cutting edge micro- and nanotechnology related to environmental chemistry.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Professional experience in micro- and nanotechnological approaches in environmental chemistry.
  • Professional experience in microfluidics.
  • Professional experience in electrochemistry for water quality monitoring.
  • Experience in micro- and nanofabrication.
  • Collaboration and communication skills in order to cooperate with colleagues, industrial partners and students.
  • Scientific production and research potential at an international level.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Further informationFurther information may be obtained from Associate Professor Mogens Havsteen Jakobsen, tel.: +45 4525 5772, mob.: +45 5180 1482, e-mail: mhja@nanotech.dtu.dk .

You can read more about DTU Nanotech on www.nanotech.dtu.dk.

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than May 15th 2014. Applications must be submitted as one PDFfile 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
  • Diploma
  • List of publications

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, inno- vation and public service. Our staff of 5,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 9,000 students are educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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