Postdoc in Radioecology and Tracer Studies

Wednesday 12 Jan 22

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Technical University of Denmark, Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment) is looking for a skilled and experienced Postdoc who will work with scientists, students, and technical staff at the department to determine radioactive substances in environmental and biological samples and carry out radiotracer studies in marine research.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The job will be carried out in the Section of Climate and Monitoring, with the following primary areas of responsibilities:

  • Development of radioanalytical methods relevant for radioecology and tracer studies.
  • Determination of radioactive isotopes by radiometric techniques and mass spectrometry techniques.
  • Application of radioisotopes as tracers to study oceanic processes and the impact on climate change.
  • Combination of oceanic models with radiotracer approach to investigate ocean dynamics.
  • Date processing and programming using various dedicated software.
  • Training and technical support for radiochemical analyses in the research group.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) with professional background in radiochemistry and environmental tracer study using radioisotopes.

Further qualifications:

  • Experience with radiometric techniques (including alpha, beta, gamma, and LSC) and mass spectrometric techniques (ICP-MS, AMS).
  • Skills in sampling, sample handling and radiochemical analysis.
  • Demonstrated and profound experience with oceanic model simulation, programming, and data handling.
  • Profound experiences in dissemination of research findings as conference presentations and journal publications.
  • Motivated and able to fulfil tasks independently while maintaining a strong team spirt.
  • Proactivity in self-learning in order to develop new 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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The place of work is the section of Climate and Monitoring at Risø campus in Roskilde. The employment period is 2 year starting on 1st February 2022.

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Jixin Qiao on +45 21798724,

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 26 January 2022 (Danish 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications 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 Environment is working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. About 200 employees work in the department with 14 employees in the Radioecology and Tracer Studies section. Work in the section covers research on radioactivity in marine and terrestrial environments, monitoring programmes and risk assessment of environmental radioactivity, commercial analytical services, public-sector consultancy and innovation covering application and development of radioanalytical methods.

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.