Postdoc Position in Photonics for Drone-based Environmental Gas Sensing – Reducing Greenhouse Gases

    Postdoc Position in Photonics for Drone-based Environmental Gas Sensing - Reducing Greenhouse Gases

    Postdoc Position in Photonics for Drone-based Environmental Gas Sensing – Reducing Greenhouse Gases is available at DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.

    Deadline to Apply

    Jun 07, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Photonics Engineering
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDTU Fotonik,
    Technical University of Denmark,
    Contract Period3 Year
    Starting dateAug 01, 2021


    PhD degree in Physics, Photonics Engineering or other science-related discipline. In addition, you may have experience with two or more items listed below: 

    • Gas spectroscopy.
    • Optical instrumentation.
    • Experience with experimental work.
    • Advanced data analysis.
    • Sound background/knowledge in optics is highly desired due to the photonics nature of the instrumentation.
    • Good communication skills in English (both written and oral) are required.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    You will be part of a motivated team that tackle interdisciplinary challenges like:

    • Design and implementation of a unique and highly sensitive optical gas sensor, designed for environmental gas sensing.
    • Validation and test of the sensor, in collaboration with Danish partners, for drone mounted as well as stationary, on-line, monitoring systems.
    • Project management in close collaboration with project management/coordinator.

    As a postdoc, you may be also involved in teaching for a period of up to one month. Experiments will be conducted with a suite of capabilities available at DTU or in collaboration with external partners.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

    Documents Required

    Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. The file must include:

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

    About Research project

    Denmark must be a pioneer in international climate action and has a historical and moral responsibility to take the lead and the emission reductions must be made on Danish ground.

    Pursuing new green initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emission naturally induce a need for gas sensing instruments and measuring methods for accurately monitoring of gas emissions from industrial facilities and human activities. Only few methods exist for that purpose. 

    As postdoc you will develop, validate and apply novel instrumentation for remote environmental gas sensing based on unique Danish competences within “coherent detection” and differential absorption LIDAR technology (DIAL). The gas sensor will be drone based and supply, full site, gas emissivity data. 

    The Optical Sensor Technology has researched for more than 10 years in sensitive coherent detection and has conducted research in DIAL gas sensing for atmosphere research. Therefor the candidate will have access to both supervision/sparring as well as laboratory facilities.


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
    • This project is funded by a Grand Solution Grant, Khaosguard.


    Group Leader Christian Pedersen,
    Tel.: +45 4677 4519.

    Official advertisement

    Postdoc for Drone based Environmental Gas Sensing – Reducing Greenhouse Gasse

    Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday June 8th, 2021 (GMT+9)