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We are looking for a scientific coordinator to play a key role in establishing and running a new Center of Excellence at the Technical University of Denmark.

The Center for Nanophotonics - NanoPhoton - will explore a new paradigm for confining light in extremely small spots in semiconductor nanostructures. Such confinement leads to strong interaction between light and matter with prospects for important scientific breakthroughs. The research addresses the important problem of integrating electronics and photonics, with potential to significantly reduce the energy consumption in computers and information technology.  The scientific fields addressed by NanoPhoton include fundamental theory, device modelling, nanofabrication, and experimental characterization of optical and electronic devices.

The center is enabled by a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation and will be placed at DTU Fotonik, which is internationally recognized for its contributions to research and innovation in photonics. The department has an international staff of highly motivated researchers and teachers and enjoys an informal and lively atmosphere.

The job
You will work in close contact with the center leader, taking care of key issues related to governance, project management, communication and administration. As scientific coordinator you need to thrive in an international, multidisciplinary and highly ambitious environment.  You will be part of the Nanophotonics Section and will interact with all its members and all members of NanoPhoton. You will also be in close collaboration with our administrative support team at DTU Fotonik. It is crucial that you have a thorough understanding of the nature of research and scientific processes. The position will provide you with a strong experience and knowledge in research coordination and organization.

Primary areas of responsibility 

  • Coordination and organization of research activities
  • Scientific and financial reporting
  • Recruitment; job postings, screening of candidates, participation in interviews
  • Communication, internal and external, including web sites and social media
  • Facilitator of meetings; planning and organization
  • Overview of future funding possibilities and co-writer of applications
  • Administration; contact to the Danish National Research Foundation, meeting/seminar/travel arrangements, travel expense management, updating of document management systems (DTU DOC, Orbit) as well as personnel lists
  • Assistance to center leader

Our expectations 
We seek a person with background in a scientific field related to NanoPhoton. The ideal candidate has a master or, preferably, a Ph.D. degree in physics, nanotechnology, electrical engineering or related fields. You have excellent communication and people skills and are a true team player. You are excited by research and generation of new knowledge and enjoy seeking for structure in complex settings. You are now more interested in pursuing a coordinator job than a research position. You are good at handling administrative tasks and are good and efficient at writing in English as Danish. Furthermore, you have strong deadline management skills and you have a good grasp of relevant IT tools.

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with focus on research, teaching and innovation. We place emphasis on excellence and high level of professionalism. Skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a dynamic, supportive and social work environment with flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe. Within NanoPhoton our ambition is to be world leading - come and join us in this exciting endeavour. 

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2020 (local time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact NanoPhoton Center Leader, Professor Jesper Mørk on +45 2082 4576, email: jesm@fotonik.dtu.dk.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, 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 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

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