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At DTU Civil and Mechanical Engineering, section of Fluid Mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, we are looking for a Senior researcher in the field of Green Shipping for the maritime industry.

The shipping industry faces special challenges to make the transition to carbon free transport by 2050. Zero-carbon shipping will require a combination of improved operational, hydrodynamic and propulsive efficiency, and alternative energy sources including green fuels and auxiliary wind and/or wave propulsion. A key element to the success of this transition is the ability to accurately model the seakeeping and added resistance of new ship designs, including the complex interaction between the hull and advanced propulsion systems, in order to ensure safe and efficient operation under all conditions.

Responsibilities and qualifications

  • Develop and extend models for wind propulsion systems and their interaction with hull hydrodynamics
  • Model and evaluate alternative ‘whale-tail’ and ‘shark-tail’ propulsion systems
  • Supervise PhD and MSc students working on maritime related projects
  • Maintain collaboration with other DTU departments, external academic partners, and industrial partners
  • Establish new collaboration projects to benefit students and research activities
  • Secure funding for R & D projects from national and international sources
  • Manage and report on research projects to external partners and funding providers
  • Publish in high-quality journals and coach junior researchers and PhD students to do the same

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.

As a formal qualification 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. To be appointed as a senior researcher, you must have completed a didactic/pedagogic education. If you do not have the necessary education, then it is possible to complete this requirement within a period of two years of appointment.

You 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 applicant’s 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 Professor Harry Bingham, tel.: +45 4525 1972. 

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 30 May 2022 (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.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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