Professor in Carbon-based Micro Electro Mechanical Systems—Carbon MEMS

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The National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization at DTU Nanolab invites applications for a position as Professor in Carbon-based Micro Electro Mechanical Systems—Carbon MEMS.

DTU Nanolab is a central research infrastructure with the overall mission of contributing to research, development, innovation, and education within the following scientific areas: development and application of advanced characterization methods by means of electron microscopy and development and application of advanced micro- and nanofabrication technology.

DTU Nanolab consists of two facilities—a Cleanroom for Nano Fabrication and an Electron Microscopy facility for Nano Characterization. Both facilities are located at DTU’s Lyngby Campus.

The successful candidate is expected to build a Carbon MEMS technology platform at DTU Nanolab. This platform should be made available to other DTU entities and thereby enable devices with a wide spread range of applications in fields like bioengineering and health care technology.

Carbon-based MEMS devices have unique properties, especially concerning conductivity and biocompatibility. These properties combined with advanced functionality such as transport of liquids and sensing of electrical pulses suggest a wide range of applications with disruptive potential.

Responsibilities and tasks
The appointed professor will work alongside DTU Nanolab’s scientific staff in general and will report to the Head of DTU Nanolab’s Fabrication section in order to ensure that DTU Nanolab contributes to and expand DTU’s existing research efforts through national and international collaboration.

This is a permanent appointment with the following primary areas of responsibility:

  • Develop a reliable framework for the development of Carbon MEMS devices
  • Demonstrate an increasing range of functionalities in selected applications
  • Facilitate the use of this platform by other DTU units and be instrumental in a technology transfer to other research fields and industry
  • Education and teaching within nanofabrication and characterization as part of DTU Nanolab’s teaching portfolio including development of MOOCs and e-learning material
An important task of this position is to secure national and international research funding in this area, which should lead to the establishment of an internationally acknowledged research group in the described research field.

The successful candidate should be prepared to supervise PhD students and is expected to be involved in teaching activities related to BSc and MSc level students. For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

Building a technology platform requires a candidate who is open, team-oriented, and willing to share expertise and results. We expect a person that is easy to work with, self-motivating, likes to push boundaries and enjoys leading a team of dedicated scientists. 

You should have experience in teaching, enjoy to train and educate students as a supervisor and through coursework. You should be familiar with modern teaching methods and be able to exploit the opportunities of e-learning.

It is a prerequisite for the position that you have shown academic excellence through a distinguished publication record within the field of carbon MEMS and that you are able to attract external funding. In addition, we expect you to have a track record concerning technology transfer e.g. industry collaboration or technical involvement in the start-up phase of enterprises.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 
  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Communication skills
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 appointment terms 
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.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Director Jörg Hübner, tel.: +45 4525 5762.

You can read more about DTU Nanolab at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 July 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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter) addressed to the President.
  • CV.
  • A vision for future research.
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the ‘Assessment’ bullet points listed above.
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the ‘Assessment’ bullet points listed above.
  • List of publications indicating scientific highlights.
  • H-index and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD).
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 Nanolab is the National Centre of Nanofabrication and Characterization owned by and located at DTU with approximate 100 staff members. DTU Nanolab operates and maintains advanced processing equipment within 1350 m2, class 10-100, ISO 9001-certified, open access, pay-per-use cleanroom facilities. In a separate specially constructed building the center operates 8 state-of-the-art electron microscopes, among them four Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM) and a Dual Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB SEM).

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