Postdoc in Open Architectures for Laser-based Additive Manufacturing

fredag 06 mar 20

Send ansøgning

Frist 1. april 2020
Du kan søge om jobbet ved DTU Mekanik ved at udfylde den efterfølgende ansøgningsformular.

Ansøg online

The present position is anchored at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the section of Manufacturing Engineering (MPP) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). MPP performs research and teaching in the field of manufacturing engineering. The research involves theoretical, numerical, and experimental approaches. The main activity areas cover manufacturing processes, product and process quality control technologies and data analytics, as well as modelling approaches to all these subjects. Research and teaching are based on a multi-disciplinary use of process technology, materials science, thermodynamics as well as solid and fluid mechanics in the analysis and modelling of manufacturing processes.

The Additive Manufacturing group at the MPP section of DTU Mechanical Engineering has a vacant 3-year postdoc position. The project aims to establish an open architecture system for laser powder-bed fusion as a strategic research infrastructure at the university. The work covers process, material, sensor systems, control systems, optomechanical systems, and laser welding technologies. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The post-doctoral position will include work across a multitude of research projects to create synergy between the open research architectures and the individual projects that are employing said infrastructure. The candidate must therefore: 

  • Hold an aptitude for collaboration and communication, given that the project is constructed over multiple partners and related projects,
  • Have strong knowledge of the industrial implementation of Additive Manufacturing,
  • Possess excellent skills for knowledge transfer and documentation through internal reports and
Further, to successfully carry out the necessary research and development, the candidate is expected to: 
  • Have a strong background in Additive Manufacturing, especially within process development and process control
  • Have a strong knowledge within optomechanical systems and in-situ melt pool monitoring (coaxial and off-axial sensors),
  • Have knowledge of material characterization, machine design, kinematic systems and powder handling systems,
  • Have an understanding of lasers, optics and laser-material interaction,
  • Preferably have worked within the field of laser powder-bed fusion or direct energy deposition
You are expected to hold a PhD degree or equivalent within Manufacturing Engineering or likewise, as it relates to Additive Manufacturing. It is expected that you have conducted excellent research in an academic environment or obtained same skills from similar experience. The ability to work independently, possess the skills to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group are essential. Excellent English proficiencies, written and spoken are obligatory. 

  • You enjoy travelling as you will need to visit partner institutions.
  • You have a natural desire to work with digital technologies, mechatronics and i4.0 related technologies.
  • You enjoy being in a highly industrious environment amongst motivated, stalwart colleagues, yet find the spirit to also enjoy the occasional social exuberance,
  • Extensive experience in laser-related material & process development is desired.
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. This vacant position is for 3-year post-doctoral employment, starting July 2020.  

The position is within the Additive Manufacturing group at DTU Mechanical Engineering on the Lyngby campus of DTU.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher David Bue Pedersen, tel.: +45 4525 4810 or preferably by email:

You can read more about Department of Mechanical Engineering at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 April 2020 (23:59 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)
  • 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 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 80 persons.

Technology for people
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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland.