Postdoctoral fellow in x-ray tomography and digital volume correlation at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in the fields of x-ray tomography and digital volume correlation, starting from September 1, 2021.

Responsibilities and qualifications

  • The aim of this project is to understand the basic mechanisms of fatigue in heterogeneous materials to enable a physics-based approach for modelling and characterization. We will achieve this aim seamlessly integrating in situ x-ray micro tomography, novel digital volume correlation techniques, and innovative finite element and multiscale modelling approaches to assess the evolving 3D displacement and strain fields at various length scales. The project will thereby have a significant impact on the field predicting the emergent behavior of heterogeneous materials, without resorting to phenomenology, but rather directly unravel the micro-mechanical origin of macroscopic behavior.
  • The successful candidates will join an ambitious international research team and gain access to world leading research facilities, such as the Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing (CASMaT) as well as the 3D imaging center (3DIM) at DTU.
  • Candidates with a strong background in x-ray tomography and digital volume correlation with a keen interest in image analysis and fatigue crack growth in heterogeneous materials will be given priority.
  • Applicants should hold a PhD degree in relevant fields of research and should have a strong interest in working in an inter-disciplinary environment and have excellent collaboration skills. Strong communication skills are an advantage and an outstanding academic record is a requirement. Applicants with a proven record of international collaborations will be favored. Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious, and hard working. Only applicants with great talent and a possibility to be among the brightest in their field will be considered.

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 terms of employment

  • 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.
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  • The period of employment is 2 years.
  • Your primary workplace will be at the Department of Civil Engineering, DTU Lyngby campus.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Assistant Professor Alexander Michel (, Department of Civil Engineering.
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Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 June 2021 (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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

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