DTU Postdoc position in Photonics Engineering

    DTU Postdoc position in Photonics Engineering

    Photonics Engineering – Postdoc position in Photomultiplier Tubes for Infrared Light Detection , at DTU Fotonik Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 26, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Photonics 
    – Applied science
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Photonics Engineering
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period15 Months
    Starting dateNot specified


    • As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).
    • You have a strong capacity for problem solving
    • You enjoy an international environment
    • You enjoy travelling
    • You can complete tasks on time
    • You are well formulated in English, and can write scientific reports and manuscripts for publication at a high level
    • You have a desire to advance both professionally and personally
    • You enjoy taking the lead on project execution


    • Ultrafast laser science
    • Strong-field light-matter interactions
    • Metamaterials
    • Characterization of optical devices

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    In this project, you will be responsible for the entire detector test arm of the project. You will have access to a variety of different detector types in order to make benchmark tests. For each detector type, you will have access to multiple units such that you can stress test and potentially destroy some of them. You will be responsible for reporting your findings to the project team.

    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 (motivated and specific cover letter)
    • CV
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
    • List of publications

    About Research project

    We are looking for a strong postdoc candidate with an interest in infrared & THz light detection and innovation. As a successful candidate, you will be working with an international team both at DTU Fotonik and our collaborators at Hamamatsu Photonics in Japan. You will enter an ongoing project where we develop a novel class of infrared light detectors based on metamaterials and vacuum electronics, which in conjunction form photomultiplier tubes sensitive to the entire infrared spectrum. A special focus in this project will be put on the detection of the far-infrared frequency part, namely the terahertz (THz) frequencies. The purpose of the project is to characterize these novel infrared light detectors under various conditions. Subsequently, the goal is to find suitable real-world uses of the detectors and ultimately to enable the widespread use of this technology worldwide.

    About DTU Photonics Engineering

    At DTU Photonics Engineering we aim to offer education, research and innovation of the highest standard, and our focus on application-oriented research enables us to work across many engineering disciplines and research areas, such as IT and the medical and health sciences. We have a close collaboration with researchers from all over the world, just as we collaborate with industry and public authorities about the dissemination of solutions based on photonics engineering as their key enabling technology. Our laboratories are world-class, and internationally we are at the top.

    The atmosphere in the Department is informal, and our physical surroundings ensure that students and researchers can work in close proximity. This promotes knowledge sharing and an exchange of ideas that may spark new research and more start-up companies. We work closely together with our students, regardless of their passion being basic or applied research, as new breakthroughs in both discoveries and applications are needed.


    • 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


    Post-doc Simon Lehnskov Lange, Department of Photonics Engineering
    Email: slla@fotonik.dtu.dk

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    Postdoc in Photomultiplier Tubes for Infrared Light Detection

    Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday April 27th, 2021 (GMT+9)