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Postdoc in Characterisation of Steel

The Materials Research Division at Risø DTU, Technical University of Denmark, is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in the field of defect characterisation in steel.
Job description
The position is part of a research project funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research aiming at increasing the fundamental knowledge of steel used in gears and bearings in wind turbines. The position involves the following tasks:

  • Microstructural characterisation of different types of steel including identification of carbides.
  • Advanced fracture mechanical testing: CTOD, JIC or similar tests.
  • Classification of defects, damage growth and damage evolution.   

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in materials science, applied mechanics, mechanical engineering or equivalent. We expect that you have experience in microstructural characterisation using SEM and TEM and that you have experience with damage mechanics and are good in both written and oral English. Experience with FEM modelling will be advantageous.
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 limited to 2 years.

The place of work will be Risø DTU in Roskilde.
Further information
You are welcome to contact senior scientist Søren Fæster, +45 4677 5762,, or head of programme Bent F. Sørensen, +45 4677 5806, You can read more about Risø DTU on .

We must have your online application by 15 September 2011. Apply online at . Please open the link "apply online" and fill in the application form and attach your application (in English), CV, diploma and a 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.

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