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DTU Electro has an opening for a Senior Researcher within the area of nanophotonics, with special emphasis on condensed matter physics, topological physics, and the optical response of engineered materials.

We expect you to:

  • Identify and pursue promising research directions within, but not limited to, advanced optical materials and structures.
  • Contribute to the identification and design of structures and devices that tailor and enhance light-matter interactions, of either fundamental scientific interest or with applications in information and quantum technology or other areas of societal importance.
  • Engage in collaboration with colleagues at DTU Electro within the area of nanophotonic structures and devices.
  • Disseminate the results of your work in high-quality journals and at international conferences.
  • Interact with and supervise PhD, postdocs, masters, and bachelor students, including formulation of new projects.
  • Participate in teaching activities.
  • Contribute to the attraction of funding

As formal qualification: You hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in engineering or physics, and have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as 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.

As an ideal candidate you should have

  • a solid background within the areas of theoretical nanophotonics, condensed matter physics, and topological physics.
  • experience in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • excellent communication skills in English, written and oral.
  • a flexible, resourceful, and self-motivated way of working.

You should also take personal responsibility for your work and have a good track record of publications in well-esteemed journals. As the rest of the team, you should have an ambitious mindset and strive to achieve world-class results.

You must contribute to teaching at the Department. 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.

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

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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 position as a senior researcher is a permanent position. After completing pedagogical training at DTU, the position may be converted to a position as associate professor. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Jesper Mørk, can read more about DTU Electro here.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 16 December 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, disability, race, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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