Researcher in Numerical Modelling of Additive Manufacturing

DTU Mekanik
fredag 09 jun 17

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DTU Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Researcher in Numerical Modelling of Additive Manufacturing.

DTU Mechanical Engineering is contributing to research, innovation and teaching within the following areas: Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics and Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Engineering Design and Product Development, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Thermal Energy.

The Researcher will be attached to the Manufacturing Engineering Section.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position includes research, research-based education and innovation in numerical modelling of additive manufacturing. Research fields include: 

  • Numerical and experimental analysis of additive manufacturing with focus on – but not limited to - 3D metal printing metal processes like SLM and SLS.
  • Statistical process analysis as well as optimization of 3D metal printing using advanced numerical models
  • Investigating the correlation between manufacturing conditions and in-service properties (e.g. corrosive and wear) of 3D printed metal parts based on process simulation
  • Digitalization of process chains related to additive manufacturing including coupling between sensor technology and the digital twin

The candidate is expected to take part in teaching in additive manufacturing at BSc, MSc and PhD level. Co-supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students will be an integral part of the role.

The candidate is expected to be involved in applications for external funding in collaboration with other research institutions as well as industrial companies.

The candidate is expected to be actively involved in project management tasks in relation to large projects (national as well as EU) at the department.

Candidates must 

  • hold an MSc and a PhD degree (or equivalent) within mechanical engineering
  • have a strong background in additive manufacturing – both theoretically as well as experimentally
  • have good knowledge of laser based manufacturing processes, especially SLM and SLS.
  • have a broad background in multiphysics simulation of manufacturing processes
  • have good knowledge of statistical process analysis and optimization.Assessment 
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
  • experience in teaching
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation
Consideration will also be given to: 
  • The candidate must have a broad foundation within metal additive manufacturing
  • Furthermore the candidate must document experience in development of advanced numerical codes for metal additive manufacturing
  • The candidate must have significant experience in collaboration with external partners in large research projects

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice 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 position as researcher is a position 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. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.    

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Professor Jesper Hattel, tel.: +45 4525 4710.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than June 26 2017. 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)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • List of publications
  • Documentation of teaching experience, if any (e.g. in the form of a teaching portfolio)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 85 persons.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.