The Danish Polymer Centre (DPC) is a research centre at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. With 5 faculty (one emeritus), 20 Ph.D. and Post Docs, a technician and a secretary, the centre performs research and research based teaching in polymer science and engineering. The centre is currently seeking a Research Scientist in Polymer Rheology.

Research Scientist in Polymer Rheology, DTU Chemical Eng.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will be responsible for activities in connection with the rheology laboratory of the centre. Specific tasks will include rheological and structural characterization of model polymers and the interpretation in relation to molecular architecture. The candidate will also give support to Ph.D. and Masters Students in the centre.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. The candidate must have documented extensive experience with shear and especially non-linear extensional rheology both theoretically and experimentally. Experience in connection with production of large areas of functional nanostructures for food packaging is required. Simulation of polymer flow in processes such as extrusion and embossing must be documented.

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • the ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation

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.

The post of research scientist is a permanent post as part of which the employee after a maximum of 4 years transfers to a position as senior research scientist provided that the employee is recommended for assessment and is deemed qualified.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Centre Director Ole Hassager,

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 12 June 2015. 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/PhD – 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.

Deadline – 12 June 2015

Apply for the job at DTU Chemical Eng. by completing the following form.