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DTU Tenure Track Researcher Job in Experimental Mechanics at DTU, Denmark 2022


DTU Tenure Track Researcher Job in Experimental Mechanics is available for doctoral degree candidates in mechanics at the DTU Civil engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 2022


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General Info

Position: Tenure Track Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 6 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

DTU Civil Engineering

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

You have a strong background in experimental mechanics, testing of structures and materials on different scales, and a solid knowledge in the mechanics of structures and materials including reinforced concrete.You are enthusiastic about lab work and you seek to develop and optimize experimental techniques. You master the task of choosing appropriate calculation methods for assessment of load bearing capacity, both on material and structural level, including advanced numerical methods such as the finite element method.You are fond of teaching, you like interaction with students, and you have some experience in teaching and student supervision in one or more of the fields covered by the Section.Furthermore you are able to demonstrate a strong internationally recognized research profile, fundraising experience, and you have good communication skills in English and preferably also in Danish, both written and spoken.You must contribute to the teaching of courses. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Responsibilities/Job Description

With this new position we offer you the possibility to become the key person in the maintenance, shaping, and development of the field of experimental mechanics in an exciting and innovative environment, with the aim of generating unique research data related to the mechanics of structures and materials. The setting will be one of the largest and most modern experimental facilities in Europe for mechanical testing of structures and materials. The position will be part of the scientific environment of the Section for Structures and Safety, which is one of nine sections at the Department for Civil and Mechanical Engineering. In the section, your colleagues are professionals and experts in structural design covering steel, concrete, and glass structures, loads on structures, advanced structural analysis and assessment, as well as experimental mechanics.The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Senior Researcher position. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.


You will be part of the management of the experimental infrastructure in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, dedicated to testing the mechanics of structures and materials. You will, together with the rest of the management of the infrastructure, be responsible for the maintenance and development of the facility. You will be overseeing and taking part in the experimental activities in the facility generating research data, and you will assist users with planning and execution of activities with particular focus on reinforced concrete structures including validation of analytical and numerical models with experimental evidence. Elements of these activities include:

  • Taking part in the development of or developing your own research with strong elements of experimental mechanics
  • Supporting the industry with state of the art research to support development and innovation
  • Taking home commercial projects with strong elements of experimental mechanics
  • Fundraising for the maintenance and renewal of the research infrastructure
  • Assisting and supervising student activities

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

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.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. The starting date is April 15 (or according to mutual agreement).You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

You can read more about DTU Civil Engineering here and about DTU Mechanical Engineering here. If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Professor, Center Leader, Acting Head of Section Henrik Stang, mail: [email protected].

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