Published: June 21, 2024, Edited by: Sara Almeida Santos Daugbjerg


Multi technology expert Fablab RUC, Roskilde University

Are you a creative and multi-talented technology expert? Are you passionate about Fablabs, design, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, programming and imparting technical knowledge to university students and companies?

FabLab RUC is a leading experimental research and learning environment with over 4000 visitors per year. We are the prototype workshop for all Roskilde University’s students and researchers, especially from Humtek - people and technology - and other technical subjects. We are also open to everyone - companies large and small, start-ups and local citizens, to promote entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and synergy with business and society. We help students, researchers and others build working prototypes of technological systems - partly by offering access to modern digital manufacturing technology such as 3D printers, computer-controlled machines, robots, AI, programming, electronics manufacturing and biolabs, partly by offering access to qualified technological design-oriented consultants who can advise, guide and qualify the concrete processes from idea to functional prototype.

A position has opened up because one of our fantastic colleagues has accepted a position as the leader of a new Fablab in Marstal.

We are very open as to what your background is and what you contribute, but expect you to possess several of the following skills:

  • Rapid prototyping and prototype development
  • Electronics (we mainly use Arduino and ESP)
  • 3D drawing, CAD, CAM (we especially use Fusion 360)
  • CNC milling
  • 3D printing
  • Laser cutting
  • Project Management
  • Didactics
  • Biotech
  • Programming (we especially use P5.js)
  • Handwork
  • Academic writing in English and Danish
  • Being a positive, engaged inspiration for students
  • Photo, video, social media, web, PR

We do not expect you to possess all these skills - and on job training will take place.

You will be part of a team consisting of 5 technology experts, 6 student assistants and typically 1-2 interns.

The work consists of holding courses and supporting the students in their project work - and helping to run and develop Fablab RUC as a space for all students, employees and the public, and upkeeping knowledge, equipment, machines, tools and software to keep pace with the rapid development within the field.

As far as courses, project support and guidance are concerned, you will organize workshops and guidance on how to use Fablab's machines, software and tools. This will take place both in the form of organized workshops and seminars, but also in the form of ad hoc guidance for students and staff.

In addition, there is acquisition and maintenance of equipment, software and tools, operation of workshops, lending of equipment as well as some general IT support, tidying up etc.

Fablab RUC exhibits at fairs, conferences, high schools, festivals, primary schools, etc. approx. 45 days a year. We have expanded with Biofablab, hydroponics, aquaponics, pyrolysis, regenerative farming, vertical farming and much more to support work on the climate crisis.

We expect

We expect you to have technical skills, and it is an advantage if you can program. Other than that, we are very open to what you can contribute.

You must be passionate about teaching and be able to convey technical knowledge in an approachable and understandable way. Our aims are cross disciplinary within technical, humanities and artistic/creative/design fields. Your job is to give guidance and inspiration to students, employees and partners with using digital and physical tools in creative, design-oriented applications.

We are looking for a committed colleague who has the prerequisites to develop a creative working laboratory and keep it at the forefront of the rapid development in the field. You must also be able to collaborate with employees and students, to plan and manage courses and development projects.

Salary and terms of employment

This is a permanent position of 30 or 37 hours per week. You will be employed at the Institute for People and Technology (IMT).

Employment and remuneration according to the principles in Ny Løn and according to the collective agreement applicable in the state, including the Circular on the collective agreement for academics in the state, the Circular on the collective agreement between Skatteministeriet Public Employees' Organizations - The State Area or the Circular on the collective agreement between Skatteministeriet and The Central Organization of Teachers and CO10 – The Central Organization of 2010.

Roskilde University Roskilde University has approx. 9000 students. Our goal is experimental, innovative forms of learning and knowledge creation. The university is research-based and educates future generations of managers, teachers and experts based on the newest knowledge.

More information If you want to know more about the position, you can contact laboratory manager Nicolas Padfield on tel. (+45) 4674 3230. Our website is, our Facebook page

Application To apply for the position go to:

Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter

  2. CV

  3. Documentation of education

Please submit your application no later than August 13, 2024.

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Fablab RUC works actively to promote women in technology.