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Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy) is looking for a talented senior researcher in Mesoscopic Energy Materials and Devices. DTU Energy have a major focus on the green transition, focusing on the development of materials, components, devices, and systems for new and improved sustainable energy technologies for energy conversion and storage. Our research cover electrolysis, P2X, fuel cells, batteries, thermal energy storage, energy harvesting, and more.

In this position, as senior researcher, you will become part of the faculty. Your prime scientific area will be on development of new and improved functional materials for energy purposes, specifically with focus on state-of-the-art mesoscopic energy materials and devices.

We offer a rewarding and challenging position in an excellent, team-oriented and creative international research environment. You will be among 220 inspiring colleagues in the department, located centrally at DTU Lyngby Campus. One of our important values is cooperation, and we believe that we reach world-class results together. Your research leadership is of outmost importance and therefore you are an empathetic role model when you foster a nurturing environment of inclusion and openness. We strive for a decent work-life balance.

Responsibilities and tasks
This position is aimed at the development of mesoscopic materials and devices, based on thin film and heterostructures, typically prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD), sputtering, or other thin film techniques. Basic thin film device patterning, materials characterization (e.g., structural, electrical and magnetic) and devices characterization must be methods with which you should master. You should be able form a collaborative relationship with colleagues, within the department, across DTU and outside DTU.

An important task will be to conduct research at the highest possible level by attracting external funding from public and private sources. You must disseminate the research findings, both for scientific peers as well as for students and the public domain. You will be teaching students at all levels (BSc, MSc and PhD), and be an inspiration and a role model for our young scientists. Your contributions to our research-based education and innovation shall assist DTU in educating the engineers at the highest level.

You should have a PhD and a strong background in applied physics/materials science or closely related subject. We expect you to have demonstrated top-level and original scientific research related to energy materials and devices. You are expected to have experience in the following areas:

  • Materials and devices for energy conversion and storage
  • Thin film growth by pulsed laser deposition, sputtering and/or other thin film techniques
  • Design and fabrication (e.g. lithography) of thin film devices
  • Master advanced thin film structural characterization methods
  • Experience with electrical and magnetic thin films characterization
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Able to work both independently and in a team
  • Proven record in attracting funding for research and development form external sources
  • Collaborative international experience
  • Supervision of undergraduate, graduate and PhD students
  • Teaching experience (you must be willing and able to teach in Danish within the next 3 years)

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
  • Funding track record
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impac
  • 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
May be obtained from Head of Section, Professor Nini Pryds, mail:, +45 2219 5752 and Head of Department, Professor Søren Linderoth, mail:, +45 2514 6797

You can read more about DTU Energy on

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 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)

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

DTU Energy The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, electromechanical converters, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found on

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 12,900 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.