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Tenure Track Researcher in Soft Materials

Technical University of Denmark - Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (DTU Construct)

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 15th March 2024

The Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (DTU Construct) at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Researcher level in the “Soft Materials” field. We are seeking a highly motivated and accomplished individual with a strong background in experimental soft materials research at the crossroads of Polymer Science, Tissue Engineering, Flexible Electronic and Bioelectronics. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and collaborative research group committed to advancing knowledge in soft materials and contributing to the academic community. 

We are looking for a highly motivated applicant with a broad background in Materials Science and Engineering The applicant should have demonstrated expertise in interdisciplinary fields such as regenerative medicine, polymer science, biomaterial, bioprinting, and flexible bioelectronics.

You will be expected to be able to perform cutting-edge research in soft materials with a focus on mentioned interdisciplinary fields, publish research findings in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, supervise graduate students in research projects, form collaborative partnerships with academic sectors (internally and externally), secure funding through grant applications to support the research program. 

The successful applicant will join an encouraging, and intellectually stimulating scientific community, fostering idea exchange among colleagues. There will be nice opportunities to enhance both theoretical knowledge and experimental skills. DTU provides appealing research infrastructures, including advanced microscopy facilities, high-end furnaces, mechanical testers, design and fabrication facilities, various (bio) printers, characterization equipment, synthesis equipment and materials, and access to required related laboratories. 

This full-time position is a part of DTU’s Tenure Track program with an expected start date of Summer 2024. The position is on-site at the Lyngby campus (north of Copenhagen). Copenhagen is globally recognized for its relaxed environment, nice dining options, vibrant events, and very high quality of life. 

Responsibilities and qualifications

The key responsibilities of the Researcher are: 

  • Conducting cutting-edge research in soft materials with a focus on tissue engineering, biofabrication, flexible electronics, and bioelectronics interfacing with biological tissue.
  • Publishing research findings in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and presenting at national and international conferences.
  • Supervising graduate students in research projects, fostering the next generation of scientists and engineers.
  • Establishing collaborations internally at the department and university levels as well as externally with national/international institutions.
  • Securing external research funding through grant applications to support the research program. 

You must contribute to the teaching of courses. 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. 

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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 mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 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.

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