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Senior Researcher in Nanophotonics in Metamaterials

Technical University of Denmark - Department of Photonics Engineering (DTU Fotonik, Denmark)

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th July 2019
Closes: 24th July 2019

The Department of Photonics Engineering (DTU Fotonik, Denmark) invites applications for a position as a Senior Researcher in the Group of Metamaterials.

The position will involve both scientific research, supervision and advisory work related to nanophotonics with metamaterials. The candidate will be engaged in on-going projects on sensing applications of novel metamaterials and related nano-optic phenomena. 

The successful candidate will become part of the Research Group of Metamaterials. Focus areas of the group are design, fabrication and characterization of novel nanostructures for application in nanophotonics. Our interest is mainly in so-called metamaterials, with artificially engineered optical and electromagnetic properties, e.g. hyperbolic metamaterials, epsilon-near-zero materials, water-based metamaterials, all-dielectric metasurfaces for a wide variety of waves from visible to microwave frequencies. We are massively using DTU Nanolab (cleanroom) facilities for advanced nanofabrication.   

We seek a candidate capable of working independently, who is motivated by both personal and team accomplishments.

Responsibililties and tasks

The successful candidate is expected to contribute forefront research and innovation within nanophotonics. A special focus will be given for the mid-infrared wavelength region for spectroscopic and sensing purposes. Detection and identification of molecules has a significant impact on both fundamental research and various applications from environmental monitoring to medical and clinical diagnosis. The mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy offers a unique label-free detection scheme thanks to the characteristic light absorption features of molecules in the mid-infrared wavelengths.  The position is to generate fundamental insight relevant to novel nano-optic phenomena in nanostructures and to apply them for mid-infrared absorption sensing to improve the sensitivity of biomarkers detection. 

  • You will contribute to experimental research in the field of mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy, nanophotonics, and metamaterials in order to study the fundamental nano-optic phenomena and implementation of semiconductor-based nanostructures in applications for metamaterials-enhanced sensing.
  • You will establish the metamaterials sensing as one of our prime research direction.
  • You will conduct and produce high quality original research and disseminate research results through suitable channels.
  • You will engage in collaborative research with other internal and external groups.
  • You will engage intraining, mentoring, and supervision of MSc and PhD students and their research projects.
  • You will exhibit successful fundraising to support establishment of your own research direction.
  • You have the ability to motivate your colleagues to be their best and achieve ambitious goals in order to contribute to the planning and managing efficiently research group activities.

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 24 July 2019.

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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