PhD Scholarship in Radio Analytical Chemistry

Technical University of Denmark



Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for a PhD scholarship in analysis of low-level cosmogenic radioisotopes in air and precipitation in the Radioecology Section, Hevesy Laboratory Division at DTU Nutech, DTU Risø Campus.

About the Department
The Hevesy Laboratory is a radiochemical and radiopharmaceutical division within the Center for Nuclear Technologies (DTU Nutech), with about 45 employees

About 15 employees work in the Section for Radioecology of the Hevesy laboratory.

The activities in the section covers research on development of radio analytical methods, characterization of nuclear waste, radioactivity in marine and terrestrial environments, monitoring program and risk assessment of environmental radioactivity, public-sector consultancy.

Project Description
As a PhD candidate, you will enter the research program at the Hevesy Laboratory, where you will join the effort to:

  • Develop analytical method for determining cosmogenic 35S in air and water.
  • Develop analytical method for determining cosmogenic 22Na in air and water.
  • Develop method for sensitive coincidence counting of 22Na by gamma-gamma or beta-gamma spectrometry.
  • Study of the annual variation of 35S and 22Na in air and rain.
  • Develop a field -based method for extraction of 35S and 22Na from natural waters.


Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a master degree in chemistry or physics with professional background and experience within one or more of the following fields:

  • Radio analytical chemistry
  • Nuclear analytical techniques (alpha, beta, gamma and liquid scintillation counter) and applications
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Radiation physics
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Analytical chemistry

Applicants should be diligent, talented, and able to communicate scientific results in English both orally and in writing. He/she must be able to work both in a team and individually. A preferred applicant has a genuine interest in academic research and is highly motivated towards developing new technology and making scientific breakthroughs.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Technical qualification and background
  • Innovative skills and the ability to fulfill independent tasks
  • Potential ability to be an excellent researcher

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

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.

  • An highly qualified international working environment with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Interesting and challenging job
  • Membership for all employees in the collective group life and accident insurance
  • State pension fund

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. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The primary place of work is the Radioecology Section, Hevesy Laboratory at DTU Nutech, Risø Campus in Roskilde, Denmark and the work period will be before 1st December 2019 for three years.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Head of Section Jixin Qiao, +45 4677 5367, or Senior scientist Per Roos,+45-4677 5319,

Application Procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 
12 August 2019.

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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Recommendation letter from senior professionals are welcome.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 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.

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