Postdoc in Optical Metasurfaces

DTU Nanotech
Thursday 16 Feb 17

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At DTU Nanotech, we exploit sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. Micro- and nanotechnology is applied within the biomedical, life sciences, environment, energy, security, and sensing areas. The Optofluidics groups seeks a post-doc for experimental investigations of optical metasurfaces for ink-free colours.

Responsibilities and tasks
The optofluidics group at DTU pursues Danish and international research programmes to create nanotextured, multifunctional surfaces for on high volume manufactured plastic products. This includes optical metasurfaces for ink-free, plasmonic colours.

Color printing on nanoimprinted plasmonic metasurfaces is achieved by laser post-writing, for flexible decoration of high volume manufactured plastic products. Laser pulses induce transient local heat generation that leads to melting and reshaping of the imprinted nanostructures.
  • The successful candidate will join our research team and focus on experimental investigations of our optical metasurfaces employing nano-scale imaging techniques such as EELS and TEM, as well as exploring the possibilities for utilizing large scale facilities such as MAX-IV and ESS.

Other content of the position:
  • The successful candidate will also contribute to the departments teaching activities, from under-graduate to PhD level courses.
The successful applicant should have a strong background (PhD degree or equivalent) in experimental nanophotonics, in particular optical metasurfaces, The candidate should have solid skills in photon, electron, ion and X-RAY based characterization of nanophotonic  components.

The successful candidate should have demonstrated:
  • Ability to conduct independent research at highest international level within the field of optical metasurfaces
  • International experience.
Further qualifications
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • An interest to drive both local and international collaborations
  • An interest to co-supervise BSc, MSc, and PhD students
We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, 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 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
Workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus.
The period of employment is 2 years (with the possibility of an extension up to a total of four years, subject to available funding).

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Anders Kristensen, DTU Nanotech tel.: +45 4525 6331.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 3 March 2017. Apply online at

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)
Diploma (an official translation into English)
List of publications

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 is a department at DTU, dedicated to conduct research, education and innovation within micro- and nanotechnology at the highest international level.

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 10,600 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.