R&D Engineer in Radioecology and Tracer Studies

onsdag 29 apr 20

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Technical University of Denmark, Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment) is looking for a skilled and experienced R&D Engineer who will work with scientists, students, and technical staff at the department to determine radioactive substances in wastes, environmental and biological samples.


The job
The job will be carried out in the Section of Radioecology and Tracer Studies, with the following primary areas of responsibilities:

  • Maintenance and development of radioactivity measurement instruments
  • Development of methods relevant for environmental engineering in the field of radioactivity.
  • Determination of radioactive isotopes by radiometric techniques and ICP techniques
  • Data processing and programming using various dedicated software
  • Participate in research projects within environmental tracer studies and nuclear decommissioning
  • Training, technical support and quality control for routine and commercial analyses

Our expectations of you

  • PhD or Master degree with professional background in nuclear physics and/or radiochemistry
  • Profound experience with radiometric analyses covering alpha and gamma spectrometry, and LSC techniques
  • Profound experience with hardware for nuclear instruments (detectors and electronics), software and programming (i.e. GENIE 2000, MATLAB, LabVIEW)
  • Demonstrated experience with ICP techniques (ICP-MS and ICP-OES)
  • Skills in sample handling and radiochemical analyses
  • Motivated and able to fulfil tasks independently while maintaining a strong team spirit
  • Proactivity in self-learning in order to develop new skills

What we offer in return
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 Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.


The place of work is the section of Radioecology and Tracer Studies at Risø campus in Roskilde and the starting date will be aprox. mid-June or upon agreement.


Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 30 May 2020Open 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 on +45 21798724, jiqi@dtu.dk.


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


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 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.