Researcher in High Pressure Phase Behaviour Experiment

DTU Chemistry
Friday 09 Jun 17

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Centre for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) at DTU Chemistry seeks a researcher within the field of High Pressure Phase Behaviour Experiment. CERE is a cross departmental centre ( The CERE group at DTU Chemistry is focused on high pressure phase behaviour and other critical issues related to oil and gas production, petroleum processing, and carbon dioxide sequestration, where a fundamental understanding based on chemistry, physics, and necessary mathematical tools is needed. The research activities at CERE, DTU Chemistry mainly involve experimental measurement and modelling of phase equilibrium and thermophysical properties at high pressure and development of efficient phase equilibrium calculation algorithms for compositional simulations.

Responsibilities and tasks
The major responsibility of the researcher is to operate and assist in managing the high pressure phase behaviour facilities at the CERE group of DTU Chemistry. The high pressure facilities include a complete set of high pressure high temperature PVT system, high pressure viscometer, high pressure density meter and high pressure calorimeter. The researcher is expected to carry out high pressure PVT and gas injection related studies using the existing high pressure facilities, and to coordinate the daily operation and maintenance of the facilities. It is expected the candidate is familiar with measurement of high pressure phase equilibrium and thermophysical properties. The position also involves further development of the current experimental facilities for dedicated high pressure experiment. The candidate will also help supervise PhD students and project students within the area of high pressure phase behaviour.

The experimental measurement will be carried out with the help from the CERE group at DTU Chemical Engineering. The candidate is expected to collaborate with other groups in CERE as well as with the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre at DTU.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Previous experience with high pressure experimental work on phase behaviour and thermophysical properties is preferred.

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • the ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
  • experience in teaching 
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation

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. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The post of research scientist is a permanent post as part of which the employee after a maximum of 4 years transfers to a position as senior research scientist provided that the employee is recommended for assessment and is deemed qualified. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientist Wei Yan, +45 4525 2379 / 4525 2914.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 23 June 2017.

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. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures 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 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.