Postdoc in Indoor Environment and Ventilation

torsdag 14 nov 19

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Frist 15. december 2019
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Department of Civil Engineering at Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Section of Indoor Environment is seeking a PostDoc in the field of Indoor Environment and Ventilation.

Responsibilities and tasks
We expect that the PostDoc candidate will participate in both national and international research projects in the field of indoor environment and related ventilation, air distribution and air conditioning systems in buildings. Candidates are expected to develop strong collaborative, innovative and multi-disciplinary research activities, while they should contribute to strengthen and develop teaching in indoor environment and air distribution.

The successful candidate is expected to engage in fundraising and active participation in externally funded projects.

Project results are disseminated through project reports, scientific papers, and oral presentations. It is therefore expected that the candidate will participate in conferences and write both reports and scientific papers.

The candidate will participate in the department work on teaching and applying for relevant funding. In this regard, the candidate will contribute to the DTU course on ventilation 11221, by holding lectures and being in charge of assignment work.

Qualified applicants should have: 

  • A PhD degree or equivalent
  • Expertise in ventilation and advanced, occupant centered, air distribution in spaces (including offices, hospitals, bedrooms) and their effects on occupants’ health, comfort and performance, evaluation of indoor environments by climate chamber and field studies including Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) predictions, advanced measurements (including optical techniques, breathing thermal manikins, particle transport, etc.), human subjects
  • An international network with universities, industry and consulting companies
  • Experience in development and management of scientific research projects
Further qualifications: 
  • Teaching experience is a benefit
  • Experience in applying for relevant funding is a benefit
We expect that you are able to work independently and have good skills in planning and carrying out project work. 

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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is two years from 2020. 

The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Geo Clausen, tel.: +45 4525 4025. 

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 December 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 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)
  • 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 Civil Engineering develops and utilizes science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society through a sustainable development of construction and the built environment. As part of a strong university, the Department provides research, study programmes, innovation and research-based consultancy of the highest quality in civil engineering. The Department develops new knowledge and solutions for the challenges facing the construction industry based on classic disciplines of building research, as well as the monitoring and decoding of physical phenomena; we combine theory and practice.

DTU Civil Engineering has a special role in researching, educating and developing new construction engineering solutions for Arctic settings, for the benefit of society in both Denmark and Greenland. The department has a scientific staff of about 80 persons, 60 PhD students, and a technical/administrative support staff of about 50 persons.

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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 11,500 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.