01. June 2015 - Niels Bohr Institute
Associate Professor in Neutron Scattering
Associate Professor in Neutron Scattering
01. June 2015 - Niels Bohr Institute
Associate Professor in Neutron Scattering
Associate Professor in Neutron Scattering
Niels Bohr Institute

Copenhagen, Denmark


The Niels Bohr Institute is seeking an outstanding scientist for an associate professorship in neutron scattering.

Description of Institution

The University of Copenhagen actively influences current and future generations through excellent research, education and co-operation. UCPH is one of the highest ranked universities in Europe and is Denmark’s oldest university, founded in 1479. Today, the University has 40,000 students and 9,000 employees affiliated across six faculties: humanities, law, natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences and theology.

Job description

About the position

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

The X-ray and Neutron Science Section focus research on structural materials sciences in a broad scope, ranging from magnetism and superconductivity to synthetic polymers, bio-molecules and pharmaceutics. The X-ray and Neutron Science Section is further involved in the design and development of new instrumentation for large scale international facilities, as well as the development of new numerical tools for analyzing and predicting properties of new instruments as well as new materials. Members of the section are to large extent using international large scale facilities for X-ray and Neutron Scattering. The section has further in-house X-ray and light-scattering facilities, as well as instruments for thermal analysis and mechanical tests measurements.

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/departments/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Robert Feidenhans’l, Head of the Niels Bohr Institute (), or Prof. Kell Mortensen, Head of the X-ray and Neutron Science Section ().

The position is open from 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 446,166 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 76,294). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Requested Profile

The successful candidate must be a scientist with a visible and attractive profile whose activities will strengthen the current experimental activities and who will actively engage in collaborations with the European Spallation Source in developing instruments suitable for sciences relevant for soft matter, energy materials, biology and medicine.

The successful candidate must be internationally recognized for scientific achievements within the field of neutron scattering, have proven excellence in scientific challenges as well as participating in instrument developments. The candidate should further have experiences as a research leader and being succesful in fund raising. The candidate’s track record should demonstrate successful collaboration across the border between physics, chemistry and soft-matter, preferably combining different neutron scattering techniques along with numerical approaches.

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required. Experience in the organization of courses on M.Sc. and Ph.D. level is appreciated.


Kell Mortensen




Niels Bohr Institutet
Københavns Universitet
Blegdamsvej 17
2100 København Ø

How to Apply

Apply the position online here

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is June 7, 2015. Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 22 September 2015.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0359.
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking the link above.

07. June 2015
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