Skilled academic for practical radiochemical analysis tasks

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We need an experienced academic or an experienced technician for our laboratory. The primary focus is on radiochemical analysis for environmental radioactivity monitoring and waste characterization for nuclear decommissioning. Your passion should be in the practical work running sample analysis for radioactivity determination and maintaining relevant equipment. You will be daily responsible securing effective analytical support for our routine, commercial and research projects.

Radiochemical analysis plays an important role in many of our projects at the department. Our researchers are dependent on our attention to quality in the analytical process. Thus we can offer a challenging position where you will be deeply involved in research and commercial projects.

You will be part of DTU Environment’s Radioecology and Tracer Studies section – a leading group in Europe within radiochemical analysis.


Based on your competencies and experience you will search information in relevant scientific literature, develop and implement analytical methods including method descriptions. You will be in close collaboration with researchers and other technicians as part of our laboratory technician team. You will work with extraction, preparation and running of large sample series, calculation of results, including quality assurance before the delivery and communication of results to researchers and customers. 


Education and experience with radiochemical analysis

The ideal candidate has more than 5 years of relevant practical experience with radiochemical analysis and competencies on a bachelor degree level. It will be an advantage to have experience from a certified laboratory.

We expect:                    

  • Experience with literature search
  • Ability to perform independent preparation of method descriptions and procedures
  • In depth knowledge of different types of instruments for radioactivity measurements (alpha, beta, gamma, ICP-MS, ICP-OES), software, data, and data treatment
  • In depth knowledge of quality assurance
  • Flair for method development and troubleshooting
  • That you are fluent in English and a Scandinavian language.
  • A structured, but flexible and responsible approach
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to get them finalized
  • A constructive approach to new tasks in the collaboration with your colleagues
We offer

A diverse range of exciting tasks in you daily work life, a position in the forefront of technology and with excellent options for competence building and personal development.

A high degree of flexibility in your work life. You will get high influence on the planning and choice of action in your area of responsibility.


We prioritize cross-organizational collaboration between research areas and staff groups in an international active education and research environment for the benefit of the Danish society.

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.


Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional
Associations or other relevant union. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.


The position is full time with start on May 1, 2020 or later upon agreement.


The working place will be at DTU Risø Campus.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2020.  


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 Section, Jixin Qiao at +45 2179 8724,

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

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