Research Assistant in Seismics and Deep Learning

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Frist 21. oktober 2019
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The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) would like to invite applications for a 1-month research assistant position.


The research field is physics-based deep learning, with a focus on applying neural networks to geophysics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The focus of this research assistant position is to do a short study of the possibility of increasing the usability of deep learning within seismic. This will include but is not limited to:

  • Performing a literature study
  • Write test scripts
  • Writing a report describing the main findings.
  • The position will also involve testing and applying the models on industry data.

Candidates should have a MSc degree or equivalent in physical science or mathematics with a strong focus on deep learning.

  • Experience in building neural networks with Tensorflow or PyTorch
  • Highly skilled in Python
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills in English.
  • A good understanding of geophysics is an advantage but is not required.

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 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 one month (from the date of employment) and will be based at DHRTC.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior researcher Mikael Lüthje (

You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here:

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 21 October 2019 (local time).


To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc)

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


DHRTC was established in 2014 as part of a National strategy in agreement between the Danish state, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and its partners and the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) consisting of Total, Shell, Chevron and Nordsøfonden. DHRTC is a partnership of five universities and research institutions: DTU, Aalborg University, Aarhus University, Copenhagen University and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. DHRTC is established in close collaboration with DUC partners on all levels. Our vision is based on new, innovative collaboration between industry and universities in order to solve significant, cross-disciplinary technical challenges.


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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.
20 OKTOBER 2019