Research Assistant for Sensor Development Research Project

DTU Nanotech
Wednesday 19 Apr 17

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DTU Nanotech is looking for a skilled research assistant with a strong background in engineering at the Master level. The position is available from May 2017 until 31st December 2017.

Responsibilities and tasks
The job is to perform laboratory work and documentation of new sensors. The first task will be the final characterization of a prototype chemical sniffer device developed under the EU FP7 project “CRIM-TRACK” and the second part is the development of a new fluorescent based sensor for monitoring of active chlorine species in water samples.

You must have a M.Sc. degree in micro- and nanotechnology, in engineering or similar technical degree. Furthermore you must have hands-on laboratory experience with handling of chemical substances as well as technical flair and experience with planning of experiments.

Previous experience in the development and characterization of micro- and nano-based sensors will be an advantage. Furthermore, experience in projects involving an international environment of university and commercial partners will be highly appreciated.

Experience with MatLab – Programming and extensive data analysis (including images, spectroscopy data) • LabVIEW – Equipment control and data acquisition and programming in Python will be valued high.

You will be working with experts at DTU Nanotech and DTU Environment on a daily basis. We will collaborate with you in planning experiments but you will have the responsibility for their performance and the reporting of the results. A proven track record is required.

Furthermore, the projects have close collaboration with national and European commercial partners. Some travel activities will be necessary.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice 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 terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Workplace and period of employment
The workplace will be mainly at DTU Nanotech and at DTU Environment. The position is time limited from May 2017 until 31st December 2017.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Mogens Havsteen Jakobsen, tel: +45 5180 1482.

You can read more about DTU Nanotech at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than May 3, 2017.


Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc)

Applications and enclosures 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 Nanotech - the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology - is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 220 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.