Digital Lab Manager

DTU Skylab

We are looking for an experienced Lab Manager that has expertise within Digital technologies to manage our Digital Lab facility and support applied digital projects in partnership with startups, students and established companies.

It is a multi-facetted job in a very dynamic environment with both business suits and welding masks. You will become a part of a culture and organization in constant, rapid development, and the right candidate will have a lot of opportunity to shape the strategic development of digitalisation at Skylab.

As the Digital Lab Manager you will be responsible for offering high-quality tech support for students and startups with a digital backbone and an ambition “to make the digital real” through testable prototypes.

Your primary tasks will be:

  • Technical coaching and guidance of students, startups and researchers.
  • Maintenance of facilities and lab infrastructure.
  • Design, plan and execute workshops for upskilling our users in digital technologies such as e.g., Raspberry Pie and soft computing.  
  • Take ownership of our data-gathering infrastructure for our digital twin initiative.
  • Spar with Skylab colleagues around the design of hackathons, sprints and events.
  • Design and execute activities for our digital community.
  • Being proactive in your engagement within DTU’s research and student communities.

You will become part of the Technology Section consisting of 12 colleagues with know-how and hands-on expertise in DTU Skylab’s four technology tracks; Fabrication, Digitalisation, Natural Science, and Sustainable Food Systems.

We imagine that:

  • You have an academic or technical background that is relevant to the field of digital innovation.
  • You have strong, hands-on skills within programming, engineering, embedded design, physical computing, machine learning, and/or other relevant technical areas.
  • You are interested in emerging technical areas – AI, XR, Blockchain, IoT, etc.
  • You have experience from the startup, makerspace or academic lab environments.
  • You are self-organising, structured, and can plan, budget and allocate resources.
  • You are a team-player and thrive in a cross-functional interdisciplinary environment.
  • You have good communication and relational skills

Who are we?
DTU Skylab is both an innovation environment with startups and company collaborations, and an ambitious learning environment where we train skilled engineers with the desire to make a difference in the world.

DTU Skylab is DTU’s Innovation hub. We are a vibrant community supporting diverse activities such as; curricular courses, company collaborations, and startup support. In the 8 years that DTU Skylab has existed it has become a dynamic innovation hub with more than 5000 m2 of offices, teaching facilities, workshops, and laboratories.

We are approx. 50 full time employees organized in 4 sections. We pride ourselves of having an informal culture where we can laugh, party, and be very serious about what we do. We love our users and love to tell all the great stories about the projects running in DTU Skylab, such as; building rockets, farming fish, developing laboratory robots, student associations and international summits just to mention a few.

The Digital Lab was established in 2018 in close collaboration with DTU Compute and has an ongoing collaboration with students and researchers from this and other DTU departments.

Terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) or in accordance with the OAO-S Joint Agreement and the organization agreement for Office Clerks, Laboratory Technicians, and IT staff (HK/stat).

The position is to be filled no later than 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible. You will refer to Kristine Garde, Head of Technology Section.

You will be employed at DTU Skylab and the workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. 

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 18 August 2022 (Danish time).  Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 


If you wish to learn more about DTU Skylab and the position, then feel free to contact Kristine Garde +45 5171 7776.

Applications 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.

Technology for people
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 13,400 students and 5,800 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.