Research Assistant or Postdoc positions at DTU Offshore

Are you interested to be part of the energy transition R&D?We are looking for colleagues with a strong interest in investigations of (bio)chemical and geomechanical responses to subsurface fluid injection such as CO2.

The Danish Offshore Technology Centre, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for three research positions on investigations of mechanical and (bio)chemical behaviour of carbonate rock under in-situ condition. By joining our team, you will be working in an international environment and cooperate with some of the largest industrial players, TotalEnergies, Noreco and Nordsøfonden, as well as academic researchers. The project is part of DOTC’s aspiration to be a key player in the energy transition, and we are looking for an ambitious colleague who shares this vision.

The main objectives of the projects are to study: 1) coupled multi-physics processes for CO2 storage in Chalk 2) seismic responses of chalk to CO2 injection; 3) CO2 leakage through wells; 4) reservoir microbial souring; 5) effects of impurities on CO2 storage, for real subsurface reservoirs within the Danish North Sea. The work consists of data analysis, model development and reservoir simulations.One of the projects requires limited laboratory experiments.


We prefer that you are an expert in either geochemistrygeomechanics or geophysics. Industrial experience and reservoir simulations experience is an advantageous but not a requirement. Being open to multi-disciplinary research and team work is a must as you will work in close collaboration with the members of the research team. A close collaboration with our project partners and delivering results are essential for the success of the project.

Your background include the following elements:

  • MSc (research assistant) / PhD degree (postdoc) in (geo)chemistry, geomechanics, geophysics, geoscience or other relevant areas;
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of flow and transport in porous media;
  • Interest in applied research with a focus on delivering results to partners.
  • Skills in scientific programming languages;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Good communication skills in English;
  • Thorough, focused and hardworking person;

We offer

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on research, education, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms

The salary and appointment terms of the position is based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.Employed researchers are placed on a pay grade based on whether they have a PhD degree. For example, the gross monthly salary, including pension for a postdoctoral researcher amounts to approx. DKK 41,000.

The period of employment is 18 months with an expected starting date of 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The weekly working hours are 37 hours. You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Hamid Nick, email: Please do not send your application by email.

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2023 (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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc/PhD diploma
  • A short research statement and names and addresses of three references

Please do not include additional documents such as published articles/reports, and copy of course certificates in your application.

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 Offshore´s vision

DTU Offshore – Danish Offshore Technology Centre – is Denmark’s national R&D centre for offshore technologies and holds a central position in the energy transition. We develop research-based technology solutions for the offshore industry in the North Sea. Our research encompasses carbon storage, digital solutions for the offshore sector, produced water management, well and platform maintenance, recovery of remaining oil and gas resources, and efficient and responsible abandonment of depleted oil and gas fields. By managing a portfolio of research projects, we can ensure that our solutions make a difference to industry. DTU Offshore is a partnership between five of Denmark’s leading research institutions: Aalborg University, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the Technical University of Denmark. We gather teams across the network and utilize the cutting-edge expertise of each partner institution. In addition, we are in constant dialogue with industry partners and researchers outside DTU Offshore. We see this network approach as the most optimal approach to pioneering research that makes a difference in the field.