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Technician/Engineer to Structural Analysis Department

Haldor Topsøe is an international company in a rapid development. Our headquarters is based in Denmark, but the vast majority of our highly specialized catalysts and products are sold to industrial plants throughout the world. We now offer a position as a technician or engineer in our Structural Analysis Department where we support the development of catalysts, new materials and technologies by analysis of a wide range of company products. The department includes X-ray Diffraction (XRD), synchrotron techniques and both light optical and scanning electron microscopy.

You will join the XRD team of 4 people and you will have the responsibility of organizing and executing our approximately 8000 XRD analyses/year. This includes sample preparation, data analysis and reporting of results in collaboration with the rest of the team. Dialogue with the users about their actual needs for XRD analyses will also be an important part of the job. Depending on your background, you may be engaged in development of new analysis methods in collaboration with the scientific staff in the team.

You will be offered the necessary training, the opportunity to participate in relevant courses, and a close collaboration with more experienced colleagues.

Your responsibilities

  • Daily execution of XRD analyses, incl. sample preparation
  • Reporting of analysis results
  • Organize student assistance
  • Dialogue with users
  • Collaboration with the XRD team on new analysis methods.


  • Are inclined to take responsibility for an important service function supporting development of catalysts and other materials
  • Are able to handle many samples simultaneously
  • Work methodically and independently
  • Have excellent communication and team work skills
  • Are able to develop analytical methods and efficient work routines
  • Want to learn new tools for example programming.


You either have an educational background as a technician or an engineer with a bachelor or master degree, ideally with practical experience with XRD analysis. A good understanding of solid materials and crystal chemistry is a prerequisite for a good performance in the job.

Further information

If you would like to be part of a team of skilled and dynamic colleagues in an informal organization, please submit your application and resume in Danish or English and enclose a copy of your exam certificates with grades and any references.

Haldor Topsoe is market leading in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. We supply catalysts and technologies for the refining industry, for cleaning power industry flue gases and for sustainable energy processes. In 2015 the revenue totaled 776 million Euro generated by our 2,600 employees around the world.

Application Deadline:
07 October 2016

Work Place:
Lyngby, Denmark

Want to know more:
Principal Research Scientist
Lars Fahl Lundegaard
+45 4139 0332

General Manager
Charlotte Clausen Appel
+45 2275 4484

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