At the 3D Imaging Center at Technical University of Denmark we are looking for an ambitious senior researcher with a strong interest in building up an x-ray facility.  

The national facility, DANFIX, which opened in 2020 will host 10 world class instruments enabling research based on 3D imaging.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will be part of DANFIX staff, which are responsible for the user programme. As such you will work with scientists from a very broad range fields within natural science, life science and humanities, as well as industrial partners.

You are expected to spearhead the work toward maturing the bio-imaging community at the facility, which requires a documented background in bio x-ray imaging and project management with several collaborators. In addition, you are expected to develop a science program of your own, exploiting x-ray imaging.

You must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as a researcher or postdoc.

You must contribute to teaching at the Department. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

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

  • Research experience
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • 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 salary for the position will be determined by the applicants qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Henning Friis Poulsen tel.: +45 2339 6938 or Carsten Gundlach, tel: +45 2238 4241. You can read more about the 3D Imaging Center 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
Please submit your online application no later than 15 January 2021 (Danish time). 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)
  • 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)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The 3D imaging Center at DTU is a competence center for x-ray and neutron imaging. It is home to a new national infrastructure, DANFIX: a 900 m2 laboratory with room for 10 CT scanners. The facility is used for research and education within a very broad range of natural, technical and health disciplines. 3DIM is associated with an industry portal, a regional data analysis center QIM and several x-ray infrastructures abroad, including the beamline DanMAX at MAX IV in Lund.

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 12,000 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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