Is your dream job to do research in structural modeling using cutting-edge digital technologies? Then the new scientist position at DTU might be what you are looking for. The position will strengthen the department’s research in structural virtual testing and digitization to reduce the need for expensive and time-consuming physical testing while increasing the value of those physical tests of wind turbine structural components.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You are expected to work on the following topics:

  • Numerical modeling and simulations of wind turbine structural components with a focus on structural damage and failure assessment 
  • Develop the key enabling technologies to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of structural digital representation for smart structural health management 
  • Development of numerical tools to create research impact on the wind energy industry 
  • Development of research projects, writing project applications to acquire external funding
  • Teach and supervise MSc students and thesis projects
  • Supervise/co-supervise PhD-students
  • Guide and supervise assistant professors and researchers
  • Innovation and collaboration with industry

Preference will be given to applicants that can document:

  • Successful funding acquisition and project management
  • Experience in leadership in the research context 
  • Experience in high-performance computing 
  • Experience in Application Programming Interface (API) and code developer platforms
  • Experience in finite element methods of composite and/or metal structures
  • Experience in experimental work such as using sensor technologies
  • Experience in state-of-the-art digital technologies such as machine learning
  • Ability to work with other researchers, engineers, and technicians 

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.
As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching 
  • Research experience 
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience 
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

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 starting date of the position is September 1, 2024, or according to the agreement. 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
You can read more about DTU Wind and Energy Systems at 
You can read more about Section of Structural Virtual Testing and Digitalization at

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Xiao Chen (, Associate Professor, Head of Section, Structure Virtual Testing and Digitalization and Ignacio Marti (, Head of Division of Wind Energy Materials and Components at the Department of Wind and Energy Systems. 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
Please submit your online application no later than 15 July 2024 (23:59 Danish time). 
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research 
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • Contact information of two persons for references

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.
Applications 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 Wind and Energy Systems is organized in 4 divisions and 20 sections. The organizational set-up reflects the new role of wind power in the energy systems as well as the continued need for development of new wind turbine technology and materials and components research. 1 March 2022, DTU Wind Energy merged with Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) and became Department of Wind and Energy Systems. DTU Wind and Energy Systems is organized in 4 divisions and 20 sections. The organizational set-up reflects the new role of wind power in the energy systems as well as the continued need for development of new wind turbine technology and materials and components research.

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 mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 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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