Researcher or Senior Researcher in Reactor Physics/ Neutronics

DTU Nutech
Friday 15 Jun 18

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The Radiation Physics Division of DTU Nutech invites applications for a position as Researcher or Senior Researcher in Reactor Physics/ Neutronics.

The Radiation Physics Division carries out research, innovation and research-based consultancy in the fields of neutronics, dosimetry and luminescence physics, with applications within reactor physics and nuclear emergency preparedness, radiation therapy and diagnostics, radiation processing, and geological and archaeological dating. The division presently consists of approx. 40 people including researchers, technicians and PhD students.

Neutronics research at DTU Nutech aims at contributing to the design and operation of nuclear fission and fusion reactors and neutron spallation sources. Of particular importance is our collaboration with the European Spallation Source (ESS), currently focusing on neutronics design and optimisation of the facility, and with the ITER fusion reactor. 

Reactor physics research at DTU Nutech aims at contributing to the continued development of sustainable nuclear energy, and it provides a knowledge base for scientific advice and support for the Danish Emergency Management Agency.

Responsibility and tasks
We seek an innovative and visionary researcher to strengthen our neutronics/reactor physics group. The successful candidate will contribute to the further development of our research agenda in neutronics and reactor physics. He/she will actively collaborate with external research groups in reactor physics, aiming at expanding both our network and knowledge base in the field. DTU Nutech is currently involved in collaborative projects on molten salt reactor technologies and the successful candidate is expected to contribute to this activity.

We have a strong collaboration with ESS, and the successful candidate will be able to actively collaborate on neutronics R&D with groups from ESS as well as from other research institutions worldwide.

The appointee will be expected to undertake teaching in radiation physics or related areas at all university levels as well as participate in administrative duties.

Candidates for a

  • researcher position must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
  • senior researcher position must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as a researcher or postdoc
The successful candidate is expected to have a broad background in neutronics and/or reactor
physics, and would likely have documented experience in reactor physics modelling.
The candidate will have a good record of publication and other professional achievement and will have a well-established international collaboration network.  The candidate will have demonstrated ability to attract funding from national and/or international sources. As we host both Danish and international students and research visitors, a record of experience in research supervision is desirable.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills
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 position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position. After a maximum of 4 years, a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

The place of work is DTU Risø Campus in Roskilde, Denmark.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Division Bent Lauritzen, +45 46774906,

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 August 2018.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. 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.

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for”, please indicate whether you are applying for the position as a Senior Researcher or Researcher.

The file must include:
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as senior researcher should indicate scientific highlights) 
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, 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 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 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.