Postdoc in Airborne Geophysics
DTU Space seeks applications for a two years postdoc position at the institutes geomagnetism Group with a starting date between August 15th and November 1st 2018
Focus is on UAV-borne magnetic data acquisition, processing and interpretation.
Part of UAV-QMS (2017-2021) and MuVerDrone (2018-2021) projects is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and EIT-RM, respectively.
The Geomagnetism Department at DTU Space currently leads the MuVerDrone and UAV-QMS projects with the purposes of developing efficient UAV-based platforms for geophysical surveying in relation mineral exploration and UXO detection. Our main focus is to implement magnetic sensor systems on various UAV platforms and to develop stae-of-the art processing software. Other sensor systems (Lidar, hyperspectral, etc.) are being tested in parallel.
A key UAV platform of both projects is the hybrid fixed-wing and VTOL Smart UAV by DTU Space and Sky-Watch A/S (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No4zbFxnJFM). However, other multirotor (and potentially fixed-wing) platforms are being used as well.
Responsibilities and tasks
You will assist with the design and integration of magnetic (gradiometer) systems on UAV platforms. Your role will be to assist the aerospace engineer in constructing systems for optimal data acquisition by looking into the magnetic noise of the platforms etc.
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 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 period of employment is two years.
Workplace is DTU Space in Lyngby just outside Copenhagen (20 minutes by train from central station).
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientist Arne Døssing: firstname.lastname@example.org (+45 4525 9773)
You can read more about DTU Space at http://www.space.dtu.dk/.
Please submit your online application no later than 1 July 2018. Apply at www.career.dtu.dk
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. 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:
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
The Geomagnetism Department at DTU Space currently holds 16 full-time employees (PhD students, postdocs, research assistants, scientists, engineers, administrative personnel) as well as 5-6 M.Sc. students.
DTU Space (National Space Institute) is engaged in both basic research and technology development activities, and the Institute is characterized by strong interaction between technology and science. DTU space has more than 140 employees and on average 15-20 ph.d. students, working in diverse research fields from astrophysics, space instrumentation to earth observation and geodesy. Many projects are carried out in close cooperation with international space agencies (ESA, NASA and others), as well as national and international governmental organizations.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.