PhD positions

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Apply no later than 21 June 2017
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DTU Physics invites highly motivated and skilled candidates to apply for a number of vacant PhD positions.  The subject of the PhD project must be within one of the main research areas of the department: 

  • Atomic scale materials design
  • Biophysics and fluids
  • Experimental surface and nanomaterials physics
  • Quantum physics and information technology
  • Fusion and plasma physics
  • Neutrons and x-rays for materials physics

The Department of Physics is focusing on teaching and research in physics areas of fundamental interest and with clear application and innovation potentials. We embrace projects that are curiosity driven and projects that are closely related to grand challenges in society.

We have strong cross-disciplinary collaborations within DTU, with leading international universities and facilities, and with private companies.

DTU Physics has the main responsibility for the Physics and Nanotechnology educations and for the Introductory Physics course for the majority of DTU’s students. The position, which involves a limited teaching obligation, includes salary and travel grants covering the three years it takes to obtain a PhD degree at a Danish university. Salary level is approximately 46.000 Euro,- incl. pension.

Candidates should have a master degree in Physics or a similar relevant degree with an academic level equivalent to the master degree in engineering. Flexibility, self-discipline and curiosity as well as collaboration and responsibility are basic skills at our department.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU – in this case in the Physics, Mathematics and Informatics program. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. We value a collaborative working environment with supportive feedback. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. S

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years. The starting date is flexible, but can be no later than December 1, 2017.

Further information
Please state in the application which research-section you are interested in, including your preference for supervisor at the Department. Prior contact to the potential supervisor(s) is advised.  

Further information can be obtained from Head of Department Jane Hvolbæk Nielsen, tel.: +45 4525 3222 , email:

You can read more about DTU Physics on .   

Please submit your online application no later than June 21, 2017 at 12:00. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

In the field “Please indicate which position(s) you would like to apply for” please specify the relevant research area(s) for your application (max. 2) - see list above. The file must include: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here – in the right hand column)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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