PhD position in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy

DTU Fysik
onsdag 06 feb 19

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Frist 24. februar 2019
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The Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Section of DTU Physics invites highly talented candidates, who have obtained outstanding results during their MSc studies and who have demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of study, to apply for a PhD scholarship. The starting date will be as early as possible. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The subject of the PhD project is fast-ion diagnostics using integrated data analysis of the available neutron and gamma-ray detectors at JET to support the upcoming deuterium-tritium campaign that will produce burning plasmas. The integrated data analysis will be done using 2D and 3D tomography techniques in velocity space and phase space developed at DTU and UC Irvine. The PhD student will work on theoretical aspects of the methods, their implementation, and use the methods to analyze experimental data. A major part of the project will be to prepare, participate in and analyze measurements at JET or, if beneficial for the project, other tokamaks. The successful candidate will therefore be expected to travel to the relevant tokamak facilities for several months.

Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

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

The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee headed by Associate Professor Mirko Salewski.

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. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Mirko Salewski,, +45 2366 8444.

You can read more about the Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Section at    

Please submit your online application no later than 24 February 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 

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

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

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

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