Technical Specialist to The Hempel Foundation Coatings Science and Technology Centre (CoaST)

DTU Kemiteknik
tirsdag 12 feb 19

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DTU Chemical Engineering has a vacancy in The Hempel Foundation Coatings Science and Technology Center (CoaST) at Lyngby Campus. CoaST covers coatings technologies from raw materials, over formulation, test and characterization to production and application. In the broad perspective, the centre will support development, production and application of coatings with improved sustainability profiles over the lifetime of the coating. Areas of research include e.g. anticorrosive coatings for steel structures, blade coatings for wind turbines, intumescent coatings for passive fire protection, antifouling coatings for ships, coatings for the cement- and mineral industries, for oil and gas pipelines at high temperature and high pressure etc.

The mission of CoaST is to establish a strong research, innovation and education environment, and develop new and improved methods and technologies for the formulation, testing, characterization, production and application of coatings. A successful candidate must be able to work in a technically diverse environment and to adapt to changing requirements.

Support development of new test methods
, devices and facilities
CoaST is looking for a Technical Specialist in relation to heavy-duty coatings to support development of new test methods, devices and facilities for the coating industry to evaluate the coatings performance. The key responsibilities are to:

  • Execute mechanical development and propose solutions and conceptual designs
  • Design test apparatus and supervise the fabrication process from idea to implementation
  • Commission new test apparatus and set-ups
  • Prepare and discuss patent applications with patent attorneys
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Technical Manager in CoaST.

In this position, the candidate will work closely together with technicians, researchers, and other personnel inside and outside DTU Chemical Engineering to facilitate the given tasks.

MSc/PhD degree and proactive
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate ,who is expected to be ambitious and work in the front line within Coatings Science and Technology. You should have a strong focus on solving technical challenges, and you should be result-oriented and proactive, with good communication skills and ability to work within an international team. You enjoy working with complex topics, and you are motivated by both working individually and in teams.

You are expected to have an MSc/PhD degree in Mechanical and/or Chemical Engineering or similar with experiences in research and development (R&D), design of experiment (DoE) and with a hands-on attitude and problem solving approach

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 with the relevant union.

Some travel days may be expected.

Application and contact

Please submit your online application no later than 26 February 2019. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Head of DTU Chemical Engineering, Professor Kim Dam-Johansen on e-mail: or Senior Executive Officer Claus Weinell on e-mail:

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, 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.