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Associate Professor in Silicon Nano Fabrication

DTU Nanolab
Copenhagen, Denmark
Closing date
1 Nov 2022

Job Details

The National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization at DTU Nanolab invites for applications for a position in silicon nanofabrication with focus on applications in MEMS, NEMS, nano-electronics, and quantum devices.

DTU Nanolab conducts research within nanofabrication and characterization technologies. DTU Nanolab runs two advanced research infrastructure facilities, a state-of-the-art cleanroom for nanofabrication, and a facility, housing advanced electron microscopes for nano-characterization. Both facilities are located at DTU’s Lyngby Campus. Our research focus is on novel and advanced technologies for shaping and characterization of materials at the nanoscale with an aim towards scalable, stable and repeatable processes.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a research group conducting research in nanofabrication technology for applications in silicon micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems (Si-MEMS, Si-NEMS), silicon nano-electronics, and quantum devices. The corresponding nanofabrication methodologies are important for many of the industrial and academic users of the DTU Nanolab cleanroom, which warrants continuous development of nanofabrication processes, computer modelling methods, and investments in new fabrication tools. In addition, teaching in these methods is important to ensure continuous education of highly competent engineers for the nanofabrication/microchip industry, and academic research.

Responsibilities and qualifications

The appointed associate professor will work alongside DTU Nanolab’s scientific staff in general and will report to the head of DTU Nanolab’s Fabrication Section to ensure that DTU Nanolab contributes to and expand DTU’s existing research efforts through national and international collaboration.

This is a permanent appointment with the following primary areas of responsibility, where you will:

  • be responsible for the development, validation and applications of novel nanofabrication methods, such as new aspects of  deep reactive ion-etching (DRIE) processes, rapid thermal processing (RTP), thin film deposition by e.g. atomic layer deposition (ALD), and chemical vapor deposition (CVD);
  • implement and validate atomic layer etching (ALE) methods;
  • employ computer models/simulation tools to predict layer thicknesses and process times;
  • contribute to education and teaching within nanofabrication and MEMS methodologies with emphasis on e-learning and online courses;
  • provide expertise to the users of our facility and contribute to DTUs innovation portfolio in terms of novel nanofabrication processes and functionalities;
  • Additionally, an important task of this position is to secure national and international research funding in this area, which should lead to the establishment and maintenance of an internationally acknowledged research group in the described research field.

The successful candidate must be prepared to supervise PhD students and is expected to be involved in teaching activities related to BSc and MSc level students. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

We expect the successful candidate to have a strong documented academic and practical background within micro- and nanofabrication. You have a well-documented track record in micro- and nanofabrication using a variety of technologies. Demonstrations of the applicability of MEMS for industrial purposes is an advantage.

We expect that you:

  • Are willing to conduct hands-on research in nano fabrication processes in the cleanroom
  • Are willing to establish and lead a strong research group at in the fabrication section of DTU Nanolab
  • Have teaching and supervision experience, and are willing to continuously develop your didactic toolbox
  • Are driven by collaboration with industry and with colleagues from other DTU departments as well as from other academic institutions
  • Are focused on the process as well as the outcome
  • Enjoy the process from basic science to application and have a good insight in applications of micro and nanofabrication technologies
  • Have a track record of secured research funding
  • As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

We offer

An international, diverse and informal work environment driven by enthusiasm and engagement in a state of the art research infrastructure that is used through all technology readiness levels from basic research to small scale production.

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 within state of the art experimental facilities. 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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Rafael Taboryski, tel.: +45 45258101.

You can read more about DTU Nanolab at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 1 November 2022 (Danish time). Apply online here: Associate Professor in Silicon Nano Fabrication

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:

Application (cover letter)

Vision for teaching and research

CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see

Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience

Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

Applications 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.

DTU Nanolab is the National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization owned by and located at DTU with approximate 100 staff members. DTU Nanolab operates and maintains advanced processing equipment within 1350 m2, class 10-100, ISO 9001-certified, open access, pay-per-use cleanroom facilities. In a separate specially constructed building the center operates 8 state-of-the-art electron microscopes, among them four Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM) and a Dual Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB SEM).     

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 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.


Our mission is threefold and is to:

  • push the boundaries of micro/nano fabrication and electron beam based characterization.
  • provide Denmark with state-of-the-art infrastructure, technology and education within micro- and nanofabrication and nanocharacterization. 
  • enable Danish industry to exploit the existing and future benefits of nanotechnology.
Company info
00454525 5743
Nationalt Center for Nanofabrikation og
-karakterisering Ørsteds Plads - Bygning 347
Kongens Lyngby

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