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Postdoc in Soft-glass Synthesis and Fiber Fabrication, Technical University of Denmark, Deadline: October 01, 2019

The Fiber Sensors & Supercontinuum Group at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral candidate willing to work on a challenging scientific project in a serious but also friendly and team-work oriented environment in the field of optical materials, soft-glass synthesis and fiber fabrication of novel multi-functional fibers.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoctoral fellow will be part of the project “Multi-BRAIN: Multi-functional optical fibers for brain dynamics monitoring and imaging”. The position involves the synthesis of advanced chalcogenide glasses based on different compositions, extrusion process and fabrication of multi-functional optical fibers using different materials.


As part of the project, the candidate will be also involved in the development of an imaging system based on photoacoustics and therefore any prior knowledge of imaging modalities will be considered an extra advantage.

Candidate should: 

  • Have a PhD in experimental fiber-optics or materials science.
  • Have strong experience with glass synthesis and fiber fabrication
  • Have basic knowledge of extrusion process using either polymer or glass
  • Be experienced with characterization of fibers in the mid-IR spectral range and have evidence of producing excellent experimental work in an optical laboratory
  • Have basic knowledge of imaging modalities.
  • have excellent writing and communication skills with evidence of writing excellent scientific articles.
  • Interest and familiarity with theoretical modelling is an additional advantage
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.

The employment is for a period of three years with the possibility of further extension. The starting date is November 1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The workplace will be at DTU Fotonik, Ørsteds Plads, Building 343 Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from: Associate Professor Christos Markos, , tel.: +45 4525 6387 or Professor Ole Bang,, tel: +45 4525 6373.

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 October 2019 (local 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)
  • One-page document expressing the main research interests of the applicant
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • 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 Fotonik is a department entirely dedicated to the science and applications of light. The department is among the international leaders within the area of photonics, covering the entire chain from fundamental physics to applications, e.g. within communications, integrated photonics and measurement technology.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

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Apply no later than 1 October 2019
Apply for the job at DTU Fotonik by completing the following form.


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