PhD Scholarships in DTU Physics research areas at DTU, Denmark 2022
You have a strong personal drive and collaborative skills in addition to an excellent and relevant scientific background for the PhD project. You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.
Do you want to strengthen your scientific and personal competences with a physics research education and work in an international environment? Then this opportunity may be interesting for you. We are looking for highly motivated and skilled candidates for PhD positions at DTU Physics.We invite you to join our research environments where we encourage collaboration and knowledge-sharing to foster new ideas and solutions. We collaborate with leading research groups around the world at universities, research facilities, and private companies.At DTU Physics, we perform research and teaching in physics areas that offer fundamental challenges and innovation potentials. We embrace projects that range from curiosity driven to projects that are closely related to solving grand challenges in society. You can read more about our research on our homepage, see below.The PhD position includes salary and travel grants covering the three years it takes to obtain a PhD degree at a Danish university.
How to Apply?Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. -
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 October 2022 (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 diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
- Project description and name(s) of suggested DTU Physics supervisor(s) (see below)
About the Department/Section/GroupAt DTU Physics, we perform research in fundamental and applied physics areas and we use and develop state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical approaches. Our research covers materials physics and design, quantum optics, sensing and communication, biophysics, surface physics, plasma physics, and continuum physics. Our research impacts society with new sustainable energy technologies, secure digital communication, medical technology, and new analytical methods. We use and develop basic theory, next-generation instrumentation, and software, and aim to make our data publicly accessible and usable. More detailed descriptions of our nine research sections are listed below including links to homepages.
- Biophysics and Fluids with a focus on fluid and soft-matter dynamics on small length scales, often with life science applications
- Catalysis Theory embracing a cross departmental collaboration on theoretical catalyst development
- Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design with a focus on materials modeling and discovery with electronic structure calculations and machine learning
- Experimental Surface Physics and Catalysis with a particular focus on catalyst synthesis, characterization and test for sustainable energy solutions
- Nanoscale Materials and Devices with a primary focus on synthesis, characterization and use of 2D materials
- Neutrons and X-rays for Materials Physics working closely with international large-scale research facilities like MAX IV, Eu-XFEL and ESS for advanced materials studies and is host for the 3D imaging center
- Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy working in international collaborations on realizing non-fossil based energy production through fusion
- Quantum Physics and Information Technology aiming to develop and utilize quantum technology
- Radiation Physics and Neutronics with focus on application of photonics to geosciences and neutronics simulations for energy production
Note or Other detailsThe scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education. Assessment The assessment of the applicants will be made in a joint effort by the potential supervisors, head of research sections and centers, and the head of department. We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. 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. 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 period of employment is 3 years. You can read more about career paths at DTU here. You can read more about DTU Physics at www.fysik.dtu.dk/english.If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Jane Hvolbæk Nielsen, tel.: +45 4525 3222, e-mail: [email protected] and from the potential supervisors.