PhD Project in New Light Sources

DTU Fotonik
Thursday 14 Mar 19

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DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering and the Department is now seeking to employ a PhD student to do research within new light sources. The work will be carried out within the Light Sources and Industrial  Sensor research section.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position is aimed at expanding our competences in new light sources. Acknowledging photonics as a key enabling technology, the research activities originates around modelling and development of new light source architectures. The research section aims for a top 3 position among the European research groups in diode lasers and LEDs. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with researchers at international universities. It is important that the applicant shows that he/she can contribute to the development of new light sources and preference will be given to candidates that can strengthen the following areas:

  • Compact diode lasers based on nonlinear optical effects
  • LED architectures for energy and lighting applications (green technologies)
  • Nanotechnologies for LEDs and Biophotonics
  • Advanced diode laser based systems for biophotonic imaging
  • Nonlinear MID-IR sensing for scientific and industrial applications
Candidates should have a MSc degree in engineering/Physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the MSc degree in engineering/Physics.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.  

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Paul Michael Petersen.

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 appointment terms
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 3 years.

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Further information
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Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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.