Researcher (f/m/d) synchrotron and neutron imaging in hard materials and life sciences
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Positions for research in synchrotron and neutron imaging in hard materials and life sciences – in Denmark
SOLID is a Danish Centre of Excellence with more than
40 scientists and engineers, who couple materials
and health science research with developments in 3D
synchrotron and neutron imaging. We work together
in a dynamic, friendly team, to solve questions of
relevance for energy, health and climate.
We are interdisciplinary,
international and inclusive.
Our environment is diverse,
and dynamic. Motivated
candidates are encouraged
to apply, regardless of
We aim to visualize the internal structure of all sorts
of solid materials, their creation and change during
use – in 3D, on all the relevant length and time scales.
This means we can generate and apply a new
generation of more realistic multiscale material
models. This would be a fundamental "game
changer" in materials science, because effective
models are the door to the dream of computational
materials design. Multiscale 3D description is the key
to understanding the basics of bone and tooth
biology and thus for the development of new drugs
and diagnostic methods, e.g. for osteoporosis.
Similarly, our new high throughput 3D imaging
methods will facilitate massive digitization of fossils
and museum specimens, to facilitate progress in
understanding human evolution and climate change.
English is spoken widely and is the working language
in the university. Denmark offers an attractive worklife
balance, with work hard/play hard expectations.
Research benefits from a deep culture of teamwork,
creativity and enthusiasm in solving problems
together, where students work side by side with
Denmark has a thriving food scene, excellent
museums and infrastructure, beautiful natural
scenery and friendly people. All of the SOLID partner
institutions are in student rich cities. A young
population means many cultural and athletic
activities and music festivals.
As a cross disciplinary centre, we seek candidates
with a background in physics, chemistry, biology,
mathematics, materials science, geology or
engineering. For the PhD positions, no specific
experience is required in the topic of the research but
keen interest and a drive for solving problems are
essential. We also expect you to be strong in physics,
chemistry and mathematics.
Our expectations about you, as a person
You are excited about fundamental science and
applying the results to solve practical problems of
importance to society. We expect that you enjoy
being part of a team, that you have a sense of
humour, you are a good problem solver, enjoy
helping others and that you are also able to work
effectively and independently.
We hope to receive your application
We plan to hire 7 PhDs and 3 postdoctoral fellows within the next half year. The current openings are listed at the homepage, but we are open to letters of interest at any time and for future positions.
To learn more about the openings, materials, projects and people, and to start your application, we refer to the homepage: