Chemist to unique and world leading lab - DTU Sustain

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Chemist to unique and world leading lab - DTU Sustain
Job Description

Do you want major learning opportunities and work with a cause of great importance to society?

If you have a background in chemistry and you are looking for a not-the-standard-average-job, you have found it. At DTU Sustain we are world-leaders and the only lab in Denmark that specializes in radiochemical analyses to monitoring environmental and food radioactivity and prevent radiological risk. In a world of increased threats from radioactive pollution, our work is crucially important in order to secure radiation safety in water and food – as well as the nature in the Kingdom of Denmark. 

When joining DTU Sustain’s Risø Laboratory, you will open a door to a world of learning possibilities with additional opportunities for choosing different specialties and career paths. You can also look forward to being part of a very good team where knowledge sharing and helpfulness is a natural part of everyday life. 

Great variety across research, analyses, development and hands-on lab work 
Your new job is a combination of a being Research Development Engineer and Research Technician. As such, you will work with research, analyses, development of new radioanalytical methods and more practical work related to lab maintenance. The balance between your different tasks will depend on your background and professional interest – together, we find just the right path for you. 

Your tasks will include: 

  • Work at the forefront of new technology to the benefit of mankind
  • Develop, improve and implement analytical methods – especially for measuring extremely low levels of radioactivity
  • Prepare and analyze large sample series
  • Calculate results, including quality assurance 
  • Write reports that communicates results to researchers and customers 
  • Collaborate, share knowledge and contribute to upholding our very good work environment

Degree in chemistry at minimum Master’s level and great motivation for new learning
We are looking for you that are eager to learn and not afraid to ask questions. Our mission is to make you as good as possible, and we know we can only do so by giving the help you need. You just need to be collaborative, responsible and have the overview it takes to plan ahead in order to meet agreed deadlines. Additionally, your resumé comprises: 

  • A degree in chemistry at minimum Master’s level
  • Hands-on laboratory experience within e.g. analytical chemistry or inorganic chemistry
  • Motivation for hands-on laboratory work
  • Good English skills and motivation for learning a Scandinavian language, if you do not manage it already

Your new team
You will join 18 good colleagues at the DTU campus in Risø situated right to the waterside in scenic surroundings at Roskilde Fjord. We are 3 Scientists, 3 Postdocs/PhDs and 12 Lab Engineers/Technicians. We firmly believe, that if you have room for being the person you are and you have influence on planning your own work, then you will thrive and carry a smile in your bag that you will share with your colleagues. So far, this approach has created a warm and welcoming environment where people respect and want to help each other. Now we are just looking forward to welcoming you to the team.  

Salary and terms of employment
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.  

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 29 July 2024. Open the “Apply now” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV, diploma and if relevant list of publications.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact Lab Manager and Senior Researcher, Jixin Qiao at +45 2179 8724 or [email protected] .

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, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Sustain – Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering – is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental and resource engineering in Europe. We conduct research, development & scientific advice and provides educational programs and service to society. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, methods and solutions, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and future generations of engineers. We are approximately 300 employees from more than 30 nationalities. Read more at

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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Job Info
  • Job Identification 3719
  • Job Category TAP
  • Posting Date 06/19/2024, 04:40 AM
  • Apply Before 07/29/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Frederiksborgvej 399, Roskilde, 4000, DK

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