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Postdoc in Internet of Things as part of multidisciplinary university collaboration to strengthen the Digital Innovation Ecosystem

DTU Compute is offering a two-year Postdoc position beginning 1st August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. With this position, DTU Compute wishes to enhance multidisciplinary research in digital technologies, focused on the Internet of Things and its application within bio-cyber-physical systems, i.e. micro- laboratories as things connected to the internet. Beside core research, the aim of the position is to generate new practice-oriented digital innovation to ensure a strong ecosystem for digitalization in research, education and business. You will spend 20% of your time on digital innovation projects and activities, mainly anchored and physically taking place in DTU Skylab Digital (

The position is part of a larger cross-university initiative to strengthen the application of digital technologies in practice, i.e. in corporations, which feed into a Digital Innovation Hub physically placed in DTU Skylab. DTU Skylab is already an innovation hub and maker space of students. The postdoc will play a central role in empowering students and businesses to embark in digitalization and digital innovations.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task of the postdoc position is to strengthen our research in programmable digital microfluidics and liquid computation based on our modular platform for digital microfluidics. In this position, you will actively engage in our ongoing and prospective research activities on future connected micro-laboratories, where we aim at developing a fully portable micro-laboratory connected to the internet, providing lab-services anywhere at any time. 20% of the tasks consist of practice-oriented innovation activities contributing to enhancing the cross-collaboration Digital Innovation Hub in DTU Skylab digital. Innovation activities will include, while not being limited to, supporting DTU Skylab’s new DigiLab, mentoring of student projects, partaking in business case student innovation hackathons, Open Innovation X sprints, competence-enhancing educational programmes, and multi-stakeholder collaborations with students and businesses.

You should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) within mathematics, computer science or electrical engineering with a focus on Internet of Things and its application for mobile and distributed micro-laboratories. If you are close to completing your PhD studies, your application is considered. You must have an excellent academic record, be highly motivated and have very good English writing skills.

We offer
You will become part of a larger multidisciplinary collaboration among the capital region’s leading universities in digitalization to lift Denmark’s competences and knowledge in emerging digital technologies. You will gain unique access to leading resources in digitalization and play a key role in strengthening Denmark’s digital innovative scene, business and practice-oriented collaboration across researchers, businesses and students, as well as in ensuring the practical application and applicability of research in either blockchain, Internet of Things or Artificial Intelligence. 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 terms of employment
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 position is a full-time position and the employment is for 24 months beginning 1st August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

The place of work is DTU Lyngby Campus. 

Further information
Further information can be obtained from Professor Jan Madsen,

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 26 June 2020 (23:59 local time). Apply online at To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:


  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • PhD thesis and/or list of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All applications are managed through DTU’s job portal.

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


DTU Compute conducts research and provides teaching in the fields of mathematics, modeling and computer science. The expanding mass of information and the increasingly complex use of advanced technology in society demand development of advanced computer based mathematical models and calculations. The unique skills of the department are in high demand in IT innovation and production.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


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