Postdoc position in Materials science and Physics

    Postdoc position in Materials science and Physics

    Postdoc position in 4D Materials Science, at Department of Mechanical Engineering, the section for Manufacturing Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Materials science
    – Physics
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceSection for Manufacturing Engineering
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Months
    Starting dateAug 01, 2021


    As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).


    The successful applicant is required to hold a PhD degree or equivalent in materials science or in physics. Furthermore, he/she must demonstrate a strong background within (listed in order of importance):

    • X-ray diffraction, preferably experience in laboratory X-ray micro-diffraction
    • Crystallography
    • Reconstruction of grain microstructures from diffraction data
    • cMetallurgy

    Excellent English communication skills are essential.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The overall task for the Post Doc is to further develop a novel X-ray technique for non-destructive 3D orientation mapping with a spatial resolution 10 times better than is currently possible at laboratory-based systems. This shall be achieved by using state-of-the-art X-ray focusing optics and a new experimental data acquisition and analysis procedure. Both hardware instrumenting and software development is needed. The candidate will work in close collaboration with a group of senior scientists, technicians as well as Post Docs and PhDs. In addition the work may involve collaboration with selected 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

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

    About Research project

    DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the section for Manufacturing Engineering has a vacant 3-month postdoc position in the recently granted ERC-ADG project “Metal Microstructures in Four Dimensions”.

    The project is supported by the European Research Council via an Advanced Grant. It aims at

    • developing a universal laboratory based 4D X-ray microscope with potentials in the broad field of materials science and beyond
    • advancing metals research by quantifying local microstructural variations using the new 4D tool and by including effects hereof in the understanding and modelling of industrially relevant metals.

    About DTU Mechanical Engineering

    DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.


    Professor Dorte Juul Jensen
    Tel: +45 4525 4777

    Senior Scientist Yubin Zhang
    Tel: +45 4525 4752.

    Official advertisement

    Postdoc in 4D Materials Science

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday June 16th, 2021 (GMT+9)