Postdoc in interoperable data infrastructures for accelerated development of sustainable energy materials - DTU Energy

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The section for Autonomous Materials Discovery (AMD) at DTU Energy is looking for an outstanding candidate for a postdoc within the field of data analytics applied to energy materials and devices with a strong link to atomistic simulations for the materials of the future.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The successful candidate will break new ground in developing an interoperable data infrastructure to work with curated multi-source, multi-fidelity data from computer simulations, experiments, machine learning/AI, and robotic experiments. Moreover, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of autonomous workflows integrating multi-scale simulations, experimental characterization, and autonomous synthesis robotics. These implementations will be general and will be applied to core technologies of the department, e.g., batteries and catalysts.

The candidate will work in collaboration with multiple national and Horizon Europe projects, which include: the “Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform” (BIG-MAP, which seeks to reinvent the way we invent batteries); BATTERY 2030+ CSA3 (which aims at contributing to the definition of research data management standards and to develop an EU battery data landscape); “DE-centralised Cloud labs fOr inDustrialisation of Energy materials” (DECODE, aiming at the development of decentralized autonomous laboratories to discovery new green chemicals); and “Battery Cell Assembly Twin” (BatCAT, which focuses on creating digital twin for battery manufacturing that integrates data-driven and physics-based methods). Moreover, this project is strongly liked with CAPeX, the new “Pioneer Center for Accelerating P2X Materials Discovery” anchored at DTU Energy. 

The successful candidates should have a PhD degree in computer science, physics, chemistry or engineering.

A successful candidate:

  • has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
  • is able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of projects. 
  • a proved expertise in computational/theoretical physics, chemistry, materials science, and related areas.
  • Proven expertise in materials modelling and/or data architectures is required.

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

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

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.

The period of employment is 2 years. Starting date is 1st January 2024 (or according to mutual agreement). The position is a full-time position. 

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Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Ass. Prof. Ivano E. Castelli at .

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Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 20 November 2023 (23:59 Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications 
  • Three selected publication (possibly related to data infrastructures and/or materials modelling) with a short description of the contribution of the candidate
  • List of References (at least two) 

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Energy
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focused on education, research, and development within functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technologies. The Department is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermoelectrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. Additional information about the department can be found on 

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