PhD scholarship in Digital Twins

torsdag 07 nov 19

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Frist 22. november 2019
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The Department of Technology, Management and Economics at DTU-Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a 3-year Ph.D. position in digital twins, funded by MADE Digital and Haldor Topsøe. This includes the scope of digital twins, modelling digital twins and studying possible applications and benefits from digital twins.

The PhD position will be based in the Management Science Division and specifically in the research group Operations Management.

The research field is IT-support of engineering and production. The objective is to design, develop and test a digital twin for supporting production and engineering.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will become part of a research team working intensively with design and development of digital twins. The focus for the PhD study will be to scope, model and test digital twins and investigate possible applications and benefits.  

  • You will be responsible for design and development of digital twins
  • You will contribute to the advanced research conducted in our department on IT support of production and engineering.
  • Your research could include scoping digital twins, modelling twins and identification of possible applications and benefits
  • You will engage in iterative design on basis of co-creation sessions and user tests
  • You have the ability to work focused and to achieve ambitious goals
Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. A relevant background could be a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, computer science, engineering management, or a degree in other areas with additional qualifications relevant for the responsibilities and tasks.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide

We offer
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 appointment terms
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 3 years.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Lars Hvam,, tel.: +45 4525 4435. 

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Please submit your online application no later than 22 November 2019 (local time)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: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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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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 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup.