Researcher in High Temperature, High Pressure Combustion Chemistry

DTU Kemiteknik
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Frist 22. oktober 2018
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The Combustion and Harmful Emission Control (CHEC) Centre at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a position as researcher in the chemistry of combustion and high temperature processes.

CHEC is internationally recognized with respect to research in combustion, emission control, gasification, modelling, and advanced measurements in boilers.

The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate will be responsible for research in combustion and high temperature processes.

Furthermore, you will 

  • contribute to development of chemical kinetic models for ignition and oxidation of alternative fuels at high pressure and elevated temperature through experimental and modelling work.
  • contribute to analytical reduction of complex reaction mechanisms for use in CFD. You will use CFD as a tool for interpreting and extrapolating experimental results obtained in pilot scale.
  • contribute to research in thermal conversion of biomass, including devolatilization and inorganic chemistry, through experimental and modelling work.
  • be responsible for co-supervision of students working on various research projects related to thermal processes.
  • set up your individual research project within the field to develop your own research profile.

Candidates must have 

  • A PhD degree (or equivalent) in chemical engineering (or similar).
  • Experience with laboratory high-pressure setups and gas chromatography
  • Experience with detailed mechanism development and chemical kinetic modeling
  • Experience with computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Experience with modelling multi-phase combustion processes
  • Experience with supervising/co-supervising students and conducting research in close interaction with industry.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to  

  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external 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

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Glarborg,, tel.: +45 4525 2840.

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 22 October 2018 (local time). 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. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above
  • Documentation of previous research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

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 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.