PhD Scholarship in Drone-based Near-surface Geophysics

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position in archaeology at Technical University of Denmark. The initial contract for this position is 3 years. Candidates are welcome before October 10, 2019.

Magnetic and electromagnetic (EM) surveying are widely used methods to map pre-historic archaeology, near-surface geology as well as man-made structures such as UXO.

) at DTU Space is seeking an applicant for a 3-year fully funded Ph.D. position in drone-based near-surface geophysics with a focus on magnetic and electromagnetic (EM) methods.

CMAGTRES is a leading drone-based group at DTU with several projects related to hardware/software development and application of drone-based magnetic systems. We are soon to start a new project with the purpose of introducing drone-based geophysics for mapping of archaeology in Denmark. Here, we intend to optimize and apply existing CMAGTRES magnetic systems as well as integrate a new EM drone system for mapping of (mainly) prehistoric archaeology. The project is in close collaboration with the National Museum of Denmark and the Viking Ship Museum.

Throughout the project you will be working closely together with the project partners as well as colleagues at CMAGTRES (currently two PhD students and one postdoc in geophysics, and two aerospace-mechanical engineers) and at DTU Space.

Candidates should have a master’s degree (120 ECTS) in geophysics, engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

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

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior Researcher Arne Dssing Andreasen (Head of CMAGTRES, Division of Geomagnetism, DTU Space).

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.

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.

Workplace will be at DTU (Lyngby Campus) and occasionally in multiple shorter periods the work will be at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen and the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde (approx. 30 km outside Copenhagen).

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Please submit your online application no later than 10 October 2019.

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU Space has about 165 employees, an annual turn-over of about 150 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space-& Astro-physics

Deadline: October 10, 2019
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