Postdoc in Topology Optimization for Fluid-Problems (Half-time)

DTU Mekanik
onsdag 08 aug 18

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Applications are invited for a part-time (50%), one-year Postdoc position starting September 2018 or later, within the field of advanced topology optimization of thermal energy systems at the Department of Mechanical Engineering (the TopOpt Group), Technical University of Denmark. The Postdoc-project is partly funded through the TOpTen project funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.

The Postdoc project is aimed at development of advanced topology optimization strategies and codes for design of thermal energy systems and related non-linear multi-physics problems. An integral part of the project is to realize optimized structures fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques and test them against current standard structures.

The research project requires programming of large-scale, parallel computing codes for modelling and topology optimization of non-linear PDE problems.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc shall contribute and interact with a team of junior and senior researchers working with different aspects of high performance computing and optimization. Due to the limited time of employment, the Postdoc is expected to have extensive experience within the field including, but not limited to parallel programming, topology optimization technologies, modelling of non-linear systems of PDE’s and contribution to manuscript preparations and grant application writing.

Apart from internal collaborations with TopOpt-group members, the Postdoc is expected to collaborate with various partners at other DTU Departments with regards to optimization, manufacturing and test of Multiphysics structures.

The applicant must have obtained a PhD-degree or equivalent within Mechanic Engineering, Numerical Modelling or parallel programming and have documented and extensive experience in

  • Multiphysics modelling and optimization
  • Parallel programming
  • Topology optimization technologies
  • Modelling of non-linear systems of PDE’s

as well as possessing an extensive publication record within above fields.

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 period of employment is one year at half weekly hours compared to the standard work week.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ole Sigmund, tel.: +45 4525 4256.

You can read more about Department of Mechanical Engineering at and the TopOpt-group at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 23 August 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
  • Diploma
  • 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 Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 157 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 85 persons.

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.