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Open PhD or Postdoc positions in Radioanalytical Chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark

[ Application deadline: 13 November 2023 ]

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 13 November (23:59 Danish time).

The Technical University of Denmark, Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering (DTU Sustain) is looking for a PhD student or Postdoc in radiochemical analysis of radionuclides in the environment and radioactive waste for assessing environmental risk, characterization of waste and tracing environmental processes. The candidate will work in the laboratory of radioecology and tracer studies in the Section of Climate and Monitoring, located at the beautiful Risø Campus just north of Roskilde.

By joining the research team at Radioecology and Tracer Studies (RTS) research group, you will become part of a collective effort aimed at methodology development for difficult-to-measure radionuclides in the environment and radioactive waste samples using advanced materials and measurement techniques. You will have the opportunity to learn outstanding techniques taught only at very few places in the world, to carry out pioneer work on the transition to cleaner and safer energy in Europe, as well as becoming part of a work team at the highest international level.

As a PhD student in this project, you will engage in: 

  1. Develop radiochemical procedures for separation of radionuclides (e.g. 79Se) from radioactive waste samples
  2. Improve and optimize procedures for separation of actinides from environmental samples (e.g. seawater, sediment, soil)
  3. Develop and optimize mass spectrometry methods for measurement of radionuclides (e.g., 79Se, actinides) from environmental samples, focusing on advanced ICP-MS techniques
  4. Close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team
  5. Research and teaching efforts at a section and departmental level as appropriate and relevant
  6.  Dissemination of your research through publications and attendance to conferences

As a postdoc in this project, your primary tasks will be: 

  1. Characterization of radioactive samples for difficult-to-measure radionuclides (e.g., 79Se, 93Mo, 99Tc, 126Sn, actinides)
  2. Develop radiochemical procedure for separation of radionuclides (e.g. 126Sn, 93Zr, 147Pm, 151Sm) from radioactive waste samples
  3. Contribute to the progress of research activities in the group by supervising and training PhD students.
  4. Contribute to the publication and dissemination of results related to scientific projects.
  5. Contribute to other ongoing or future projects, by firsthand research, dissemination and writing of proposals.
  6. Participate in teaching efforts at a section and departmental level as appropriate and relevant.

Further information and application:

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