Eligibility criteria

Applications must fulfil the following criteria in order to be considered:

  • At the time of recruitment (1 July 2017) applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark or at DTU for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment (excl. holidays and short visits)
  • Successful applicants must move to Denmark by the time of employment at the latest;
  • The applicant must, by the time of recruitment (1 July 2017), be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience;
  • Applicants must have arranged in advance a research plan with a host at DTU;
  • The application must be in English;
  • The application must be complete and uploaded as one compiled PDF via DTU’s online recruitment site within deadline. Applications sent via email or the like will not be considered;
  • The application must include the following (use templates available for download on the website):
    • Research plan of a total of 7 (A4) pages excl. summary (tables containing personal- and project information and the brief summary are not included in the 7 A4 pages);
    • Signed host statement regarding hosting arrangements;
    • Prioritised CV and list of publications;
    • Table of ethics issues;
    • Scanned copy of PhD diploma or an official statement on the expected date of graduation (Documentation of academic degrees must be in English or an officially approved translation must be included).

After the call deadline, and before being submitted for review, each application will be examined for eligibility. This will be done within one week. Applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected without further notice, and the applicant will receive an email stating the reason for rejection. Applications which meet the criteria will be subjected to review.

In the event that applicants obtain their PhD degree after the call deadline, the H.C. Ørsted COFUND secretariat should be contacted, prior to the submission of your application, to make arrangements to forward the diploma. Additional supplementary application material and information will not be accepted after deadline. The secretariat can be contacted by email at oerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk

If your references do not wish for you to read letters of recommendation, arrangements can be made for them to send it directly to the secretariat. In this case, you should contact the secretariat prior to application deadline and the letter of recommendation should be with the secretariat prior to deadline as well. The secretariat can be contacted by email at oerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk  


Applications must be submitted as one compiled PDF file containing all material via DTU's online submission form at http://www.dtu.dk/english/career. Apply directly here.

Templates can be found on the website in the section Download full call text and templates.

Additional supplementary application information will not be accepted after deadline.


This project has received Funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme and Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions grant no. 609405 (FP7) and 713683 (H2020)