07. March 2014 - DTU Physics
Software developer for e-learning in the physical sciences (neutron scattering)
Software developer
07. March 2014 - DTU Physics
Software developer for e-learning in the physical sciences (neutron scattering)
Software developer
DTU Physics

DTU Physics in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark


Qualified candidates at the bachelor or master level are invited to submit applications for a temporary position as software developer for e-learning in the natural sciences, specifically within neutron scattering.

The position is partially funded by the European Union through the FP7 Infrastructure grant MNI3-II, work package 3 on e-learning, “virtual neutrons for teaching” (VNT). The VNT work package is concerned with e-learning based on three main elements, a learning management system (based on Moodle) a wiki (Mediawiki) and a live-simulator with virtual neutron scattering instruments (based on McStas and the Python-django web toolkit). The current implementation of the learning platform can be seen at http://vnt.nmi3.org.

The NEXMAP (NEutron and X-ray MAterial Physics) section, DTU Physics at the Technical University of Denmark collaborates in the VNT project with partners from University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. Further, NEXMAP is the main hub in the collaborative software project McStas applied world-wide for neutron instrument simulation.

Description of Institution

The McStas simulation group at NEXMAP, DTU Physics is internationally recognized with world-leading expertise in development of software for neutron scattering simulation. The VNT project is a dynamic and interdisciplinary international project with prospect for future extensions.

Job description

The successful candidate will work on further development of the McStas and django based live simulator system, as well as develop plugins for the Moodle system and extensions for Mediawiki in collaboration with colleagues at NEXMAP and other partners from the e-learning project. The expected starting date is April 1st 2014 or as soon as possible.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment as software developer is a temporary position, either 1 year at full employment or 2 years at half employment (c.f. as student job). It will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The place of work is DTU Physics in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

Requested Profile

The candidate is expected to have a bachelor or master’s degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent. The candidate is also expected to have experience in several of the areas below:

  • Linux and/or FreeBSD development systems development
  • Software development for web applications
  • Master multiple of the languages HTML5, Python, php, java, javascript
  • Experience with web toolkits such as django
  • Web servers apache and/or nginx

As a person, the candidate must be self-motivated but also with good social skills for engaging in collaborative efforts.


Senior Development Engineer, Peter Willendrup or Post Doc Linda Udby

How to Apply

Please submit your online application no later than March 21st 2014. Please open the link “apply for this position online” and fill in the application form and attach your application and CV.

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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