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Professor in Photonics Sensor Technology

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Fotonik

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th October 2018
Closes: 17th November 2018

DTU Fotonik, the Department of Photonics Engineering at Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as professor in Photonics Sensor Technology. The department’s activities are divided into 4 sections:

  • Nanophotonics
  • Light sources and Industrial Sensors
  • Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics
  • Communication technology 

The professor will be affiliated with the Light sources and Industrial Sensors section and will focus on research and innovation leading towards novel photonics concepts for imaging, detection and sensing, targeting applications within biophotonics, environmental sensing and industry.

Combining new light sources, sensor principles, nonlinear imaging, and detection the successful applicant will develop and implement cutting edge photonics sensor concepts for scientific and industrial applications. 

Responsibilities and tasks

The successful applicant will have the responsibility to strengthen the optical sensor research at DTU Fotonik, including: 

  • Development of light sources and nonlinear devices with new functionality for sensing purposes
  • Imaging and sensing concepts with single photon sensitivity
  • Investigation of noise sources in optical systems and their suppression
  • Design and implementation of novel optical sensor technology for industry and society 

The successful candidate is expected to take a lead role in teaching at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels. For international candidates, DTU offers Danish language courses for the purpose of being able to teach in Danish within the first 2-3 years. 

The successful candidate is expected to take active steps towards fundraising of research activities within the research area. 

The applicant should document and demonstrate a strong interest and ability to develop the innovative potential within the area of expertise.  

The applicant must demonstrate successful research management experience, capability for cooperation with external partners, experience with experimental and theoretical research in novel sensing technologies and their use as industrial sensors. 

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at 

Application deadline: 17 November 2018 (local time). 

The Department of Photonics Engineering has about 220 employees including 90 PhD students. DTU Fotonik is among the world’s leading University departments within photonics research, education and innovation. DTU Fotonik attracts excellent researchers and students from all over the world. The activities span from quantum photonics, nanotechnology and metamaterials over nonlinear fiber optics, optical sensors and diode lasers & LED systems to optical communication systems and networks. Much of the research is carried out in cooperation with Danish and international partners. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 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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