Postdoc in Computational Modelling
University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering

Postdoc in Computational Modelling


A 2-year postdoc position in Computational Modelling from November 1, 2019 until October 31, 2021 is open at SDU NanoSYD, Mads Clausen Institute, ( at the University of Southern Denmark (Sønderborg Campus). 

The postdoc is expected to carry out research among others within the project "Access and Acceleration” supported by the Interreg Deutschland-Danmark program. The project combines the acquired competencies of mathematical and computational modelling and machine learning (SDU NanoSYD), medical device technology (Stryker Trauma GmbH) and other areas within the health economy. The project builds up a platform in the Danish-German region to initiate and carry out joint cooperation between academy, health care professionals and industry. The work involves computational multiphysics modelling, specifically in the fields of photonics, solid mechanics and electronics, combined with topological optimization, image processing and machine learning techniques.


The postdoc is also expected to be actively involved in the supervision of MSc and PhD students affiliated with SDU NanoSYD as well as in developing new projects with industry partners at SDU NanoSYD.


Potential candidates for the postdoctoral position are expected to have a relevant PhD degree and documented research experience within the numerical solution of partial differential equations (finite differences, finite elements, rigorous and analytical methods) in photonics, solid mechanics and electronics. Experience in mathematical optimization, machine learning and image processing as well as in modelling thermodynamics and (micro)fluidics will also be considered an advantage. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate is expected to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required. 

Further information can be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Jost Adam via e-mail:


Requirements for the position 
Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.


Applications will be assessed by an expert. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty. An interview might be part of the assessment process.


Conditions of employment 
Employment as a postdoc is temporary. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.


Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.


Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.


The Faculty determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.


Your application must be uploaded through the link "Apply Online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Please read guidelines for applicants. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.


In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The applications must include:

• Application • Curriculum Vitae • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) - Danish or English transcripts • Information on previous teaching experience • List of publications indicating the publications attached • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file

The application must be in English.


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


Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.


Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

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