56 Postdoc positions COFUND DTU programme, Denmark (2015) – Science and Engineering Disciplines

The H.C. Ørsted Postdoc – COFUNDPostdocDTU programme welcomes new applications for the 2016 call from December 1, 2015. With this call DTU invites highly talented young researchers who have obtained outstanding results during their PhD studies and who have demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of study, to apply for one of the individual postdoc fellowships under the H.C. Ørsted Postdoc programme, co-funded by Marie Curie Actions.

The programme is named after Hans Christian Ørsted, discoverer of electromagnetism and founder of the university. COFUNDPostdocDTU achieves the goals of Marie Curie COFUND by increasing the European-wide mobility possibilities for training and career development of experienced researchers.

The programme will contribute to the researchers’ career development, broadening and deepening their individual competencies by exposing them to an international and multidisciplinary environment. The programme is based on incoming mobility and will enable candidates from all over the world to carry out curiosity-driven, bottom-up research projects within all branches of engineering science at DTU.

DTU fully acknowledges the importance of equal opportunities regardless of gender and ethnicity. To further promote equal opportunities, DTU will implement a new initiative for the 2016 call; gender and ethnicity blinded reviews. Applicants should refrain from using their names and gender specific pronouns in the research plan. Names and nationality listed in the templates for the research plan and CV will be hidden by the secretariat prior to the external peer review.

To enable the unique identification of each application, applicants must assign their application with an acronym.

DTU welcomes applications from all interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background.

Applications must fulfil the following criteria in order to be considered:

  • The application is complete, in English, and has been received within the deadline
  • The application contains all requested administrative information
  • Research plan (maximum of four A4 pages including references)
  • CV and list of publications
  • Ethics issues table disclosing ethical issues in relation to the research plan
  • Letters of recommendation from graduating university and/or latest employer
  • The applicant must be an experienced researcher, i.e. must have obtained a PhD degree, or be very close to graduating (PhD degree must be obtained by the time of employment)
  • The applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months during the three years immediately prior to deadline

After the call deadline, and before being submitted for review, each application will be examined for eligibility. This will be done within one week. Applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected, and the applicant will receive an email stating the reason for rejection. Applications which meet the criteria will be subjected to review.

In the event that applicants obtain their PhD degree after the call deadline, the HC Ørsted COFUND secretariat should be contacted to make arrangements to forward the diploma. The secretariat can be contacted by email atoerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk

If your latest employer or graduating university does not wish for you to read the letter of recommendation, arrangements can be made for them to send it directly to the secretariat. In this case, you should contact the secretariat prior to application deadline and the letter of recommendation should be with the secretariat prior to deadline as well. As the letter of recommendation is an eligibility criterion, failure to provide such a letter will lead to rejection of the application. The secretariat can be contacted by email at oerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk

Applications must be submitted electronically as one compiled PDF file containing all material in the listed order:
Annex 1: Research plan
Annex 2: CV and list of publications
Annex 3: Ethical Issues Table
Annex 4: PhD diploma or statement from supervisor
Annex 5: Letters of recommendation from graduating university and/or latest employer

Templates can be found on the website in the section Download full call text and templates.

Additional supplementary application information will not be accepted after deadline.

Programme areas

Applications must lie within one of five programme areas. The programme area is dictated by the DTU research department hosting the fellow and the research project. When applying for a fellowship, you must indicate in the online submission form on DTU’s website the research department under which your application belongs.

The five programme areas and corresponding DTU research departments are:

Programme area Research department
Mathematics, physics, space research and informatics DTU Compute

DTU Physics

DTU Space

DTU Nutech

Chemistry, biotechnology and chemical engineering DTU Chemistry

DTU Chemical Engineering

DTU Energy

DTU Biosustain

Electronics and communication DTU Fotonik

DTU Electrical Engineering

DTU Nanotech

DTU Danchip

Construction, production, buildings and transportation DTU Civil Engineering

DTU Transport

DTU Management Engineering

DTU Wind Energy

DTU Mechanical Engineering

Life science DTU Systems Biology

DTU Aqua

DTU Food


DTU Environment

Apply for a fellowship

For the full information on application requirements and the review process, please download and read the full call text, which can be downloaded in the section Download full call text and templates.

 Apply online here.

Applicants should read the Full call text and use the available templates. All documents can be downloaded in the section Download full call text and templates.

Questions should be directed to the secretariat:

Email: oerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk

Phone: +45 45 25 11 56

Application deadline for the 2016: February 23, 2016 (midnight CET).


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