Postdoc in Carcass Deformation Modelling of Cellular Meat Production

Technical University of Denmark - Department of Mechanical Engineering

DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the section for Manufacturing Engineering has a vacant position as postdoc in the recently granted Innovation Fund Grand Solutions Project “Augmented Cellular Meat Production” (ACMP). The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Responsibilities and tasks

The applicant should contribute to the project with the overall task of developing numerical tools for simulating the deformations involved in carcass processing.

The material is of composite nature (interior consisting of muscle tissue, cartilage, and bone) which must be described numerically. Furthermore, the applicant should collaborate with the other partners in the project (internally and externally) in transferring results from the simulations to be applied in augmented reality software.

Candidates should have:

  • A PhD degree or equivalent.
  • Strong competences in computational solid mechanics. This involves finite element analysis with both non-linear geometry and non-linear material behaviour.
  • Knowledge of polymeric material behaviour (preferably tissue or biomaterials).
  • Knowledge of constitutive modelling for application in commercial finite element software packages.
  • General knowledge of meat production and/or biomechanics is an advantage.
  • Excellent English 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 an 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 with the relevant union.

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Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Jesper Hattel (tel.: +45 4525 4710).

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Application procedure:

Please submit your online application no later than 10 January 2018 (Local time). Apply online at

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures 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.

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students, and a technical/administrative support staff of about 85 persons.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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