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1-2 Postdoctoral Researcher in phenotypic chemical and genetic screens

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The “Cancer Therapy” group at the Karolinska Institutet – SciLifeLab, led by Prof. Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo has one, possibly two, postdoc vacancy. Our research focuses on phenotypic screenings aiming to find genes or chemicals that can be of help in fighting against age-related diseases currently lacking a cure. Our research group is an international team surrounded by strong national facilities and focused on projects doing collaboratively with other competitive national and international research groups.

For further information visit: http://ki.se/en/mbb/oscar-fernandez-capetillo-group

Division/Research group 

Our group is integrated at the “Genome Biology” Division, together with other competitive groups that work in areas such as DNA repair, epigenetics, advanced imaging or genomics (https://ki.se/en/mbb/research-division-of-genome-biology). Our own groups´ aim is to capitalize on our expertise in High-Content Imaging to conduct genetic and chemical screens that can help us discover new strategies to combat human disease. Our activities are primarily supported by a generous funding from the Swedish Research Council, which provides long term stability to our initiatives. At SciLifeLab, our team is surrounded by other world leaders in various biomedical research areas, and has access to national facilities for proteomics, microscopy, next generation sequencing, chemical biology, drug discovery and development, among others.

Your mission

We are currently looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join our team with a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or other relevant fields. Experience in chemical or genetic screenings would be an asset, but not absolutely necessary. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist that is enthused about our scientific approach, and that has the capacity to independently develop a scientific research project with the proper guidance. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will help in the training of younger students. Other valuable skills such as writing or presenting capacities or social skills will also be appreciated. There will be opportunities to gain teaching experience.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

Scientific merit is the essential basis of our assessment. All applications will be internally reviewed, and the assessment done according to the applicant’s competence (publications, experience, distinctions and other relevant research merits). Selected applicants will be interviewed at a second stage before making the final decision.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: SciLifeLab, Solna/Stockholm

Application

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé (CV), including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications

Welcome to apply at the latest 2nd of August 2020.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-2785/2020
ContactPer Moberg, Head of Division, per.moberg@ki.seOscar Fernandez-Capetillo, Professor, oscar.fernandez-capetillo@ki.se
Union representativeHongyan Xia, SACO, hongyan.xia@ki.seVenus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Last application date02.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday August 2nd, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Neurogeriatric

The Division of Neurogeriatric consists of about 85 employees. The division conducts experimental and translational research related primarily to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, but also more general molecular mechanisms with biomedical relevance are studied, in BioClinicum, KI Campus Solna and Neo, KI Campus Flemingsberg.

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

The research group
The doctoral student will be working in the research group led by Angel Cedazo-Minguez and Silvia Maioli, belonging to the Division of Neurogeriatrics at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS). NVS conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cell levels to clinical research and societal studies. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at basic and advanced levels.

Cedazo-Minguez/Maioli group currently consists of 7 people, doctoral students, postdocs, lab manager, assistant professors with different backgrounds, educationally as well as culturally. Our group recently moved moved into the new research building BioClinicum in Solna. Bioclinicum is connected to the hospital and the Karolinska Institute’s new research house Biomedicum as well as the new Comparative Medicine-Biomedicum animal facility. The focus of the research group is on understanding mechanisms behind risk factors for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
The aim of the doctoral education project is to bring new mechanistic knowledge on the impact of risk factors on neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s Disease. The doctoral student will study the largely unexplored field of the effects of polypharmacy on cognitive impairment in older adults and in groups at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The PhD student will investigate the effects of multi-medication treatments in mouse models of aging and Alzheimer’s Disease by performing a wide battery of behavioural studies and molecular studies in brain and blood. This study plan includes a part on biomarker discovery in blood and cerebrospinal fluid from Alzheimer’s Disease patients. The project plan includes a good variety of methods: a wide spectra of mouse behavioral tests and molecular techniques, including omics technologies [CC1] and advanced statistics from human data. The translational nature of the project offers the student an advanced knowledge in neurobiology, a state of art knowledge in Alzheimer’s Disease, from mechanisms to clinical features and treatment possibilities and finally on medication strategies in older adults.

What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement
You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

– Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

Verification of your documentsKarolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

Skills and personal qualities
We are seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic doctoral candidate. The successful candidate should be self-motivated and able to keep herself/himself informed on developments of the relevant research field, and also, have excellent communication skills in written and oral English, organizational skills, and the ability to work productively and dynamically in a team.

An educational background in pharmacy and/or pharmacology is desirable. It is meritorious if the applicant has some experience in a biomedical lab and knowledge in the field of neurodegeneration, cognitive functions and Alzheimer’s Disease. Good expertise in molecular biology and techniques such as western blot, ELISA and PCR is required. Additionally, experience in neurobehavioral studies in mice is highly preferable. Having obtained a FELASA B certificate would be also considered an advantage.

Terms and conditions
The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

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Application process
Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

– A personal letter and a curriculum vitae (Swedish or English)
– Degree projects and previous publications, if any (Swedish or English)
– Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (Swedish or English)
– Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
– Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection
A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
– Analytical skill
– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.


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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Reference number2-2113/2020
ContactSilvia Maioli, Assistent professor , silvia.maioli@ki.seNVS HR, HR@nvs.ki.se
Union representativeCarina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.seTaher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
Last application date03.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday August 3rd, 2020

Postdoc in Island biogeography of mutualistic networks in the Anthropocene at GLOBE Institute

We are looking for a highly-motivated and dynamic researcher for a 3 year postdoc position, commencing 1 January 2021.

Our group and research
The successful candidate will be part of the Dalsgaard Group within the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute. CMEC is a center of excellence with a cross-disciplinary research program. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth. The 40+ researchers at CMEC currently represent 14 different nationalities and the working language is English. The center juxtaposes faculty staff scientists from the fields of macroecology, historical biogeography, oceanography, evolutionary biology, community ecology, population biology, climate change research, conservation biology and environmental economics.

Project description and your job
This project is novel in integrating island biogeography theory and theories on how climate and anthropogenic pressures influence mutualistic plant-pollinator and seed-disperser interactions. The project combines field work data collected in the Caribbean with network analysis and biogeographical modelling. Your tasks would be to work closely together with a PhD-student to jointly lead data collection across numerous islands in the Caribbean. You should be prepared to collect data for approximately 4-5 months in both 2020 and 2021. You would be expected to first-author several papers in international peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the postdoc position, we will hire a PhD-student and a cohort of MSc students will participate in the project. All project partners will gather once a year to run workshops with the aim of publishing review and synthesis papers. You would also be expected to assist in teaching and supervise MSc student thesis projects. The project is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Bo Dalsgaard, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, GLOBE Institute, bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 42324553. Co-supervisors and project partners are Senior Lecturer Christopher Kaiser-Bunbury and Research Fellow Benno I Simmons (University of Exeter, UK) and Professor Mauro Galetti (University of Miami, USA).

Profile
We are looking for a highly-motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in ecology or a related field (from October 2015 or later)
  • You have published first-author papers in international peer-reviewed journals
  • You are highly experienced in conducting fieldwork focused on plant-pollinator or plant-frugivore interactions and natural history
  • You have experience and interest in working remotely and in challenging field conditions
  • You have an active interest in combining field work data with modelling
  • You know a programming language e.g. R.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • A valid driving licence

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience in teaching and supervising undergraduate and MSc students
  • Spanish and/or French knowledge
  • Experience conducting network analyses in R (or other programming languages)

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Information on CMEC and the GLOBE Institute can be found at: http://macroecology.ku.dk/ and https://globe.ku.dk/

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is 1 January 2021 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,655 DKK/ approx. 4,650 Euro (April 2020-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 11 December 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Bo Dalsgaard on bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications.

Application deadline: 13 September 2020, 23.59pm CET.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 40 [28 September – 2 October 2020].

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 13 September 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute
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Post expires on Sunday September 13th, 2020

Postdoc position in the Strømgaard Lab at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 10 month post doc position to commence 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The position is within the area of peptide and protein medicinal chemistry.

Information on the department can be found at: https://ilf.ku.dk.

Our research
In the Strømgaard lab, we combine tools from chemistry and biology, and apply these in peptide and protein engineering. Our aims are to develop modulators for protein-protein interactions and to provide molecular-level insight herein. We are interested in protein-protein interactions that are therapeutically relevant, in particular between integral membrane proteins and their intracellular protein partners, also known as receptor-complexes.

Your job
A post doc position in the Strømgaard lab for the development of peptide probes targeting protein-protein interactions.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in peptide medicinal chemistry
  • You are highly experienced in the area of protein-protein interactions
  • You have an active interest in peptide drug discovery
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 10 months. Starting date is 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,650 DKK/ approx. 4,650 Euro (April 2020-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of December 11, 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Kristian Strømgaard; kristian.stromgaard@sund.ku.dk, www.sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  • List of publications.

Application deadline:  Wednesday 22 July 2020, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 32.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 22 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
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Post expires on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020

PhD fellowship in Island biogeography of mutualistic networks in the Anthropocene at GLOBE Institute

We are offering 1 PhD fellowship in island biogeography of mutualistic networks in the Anthropocene commencing 1 January 2021.

Our group and research
The successful candidate will be part of the Dalsgaard Group within the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute. CMEC is a center of excellence with a cross-disciplinary research program. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth. The 40+ researchers at CMEC currently represent 14 different nationalities and the working language is English. The center juxtaposes faculty staff scientists from the fields of macroecology, historical biogeography, oceanography, evolutionary biology, community ecology, population biology, climate change research, conservation biology and environmental economics.

Project description
This project is novel in integrating island biogeography theory and theories on how climate and anthropogenic pressures influence mutualistic plant-pollinator and seed-disperser interactions. The project combines field work data collected in the Caribbean with network analysis and biogeographical modelling. The PhD student will work closely together with a postdoc to jointly lead data collection across numerous islands in the Caribbean. The PhD student should be prepared to collect data for approximately 4-5 months in both 2020 and 2021, and s/he is expected to first-author several papers in international peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the PhD-student, we will hire a postdoc and a cohort of MSc students will participate in the project. All project partners will gather once a year to run workshops with the aim of publishing review and synthesis papers. The project is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Bo Dalsgaard, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, GLOBE Institute, bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 42324553. Co-supervisors and project partners are Senior Lecturer Christopher Kaiser-Bunbury and Research Fellow Benno I Simmons (University of Exeter, UK) and Professor Mauro Galetti (University of Miami, USA).

Start: 1 January 2021

Duration: 3 years as a PhD Fellow

Job descriptionYour key tasks as a PhD student are:

  • Carry out an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at University of Exeter (UK) with possibility to also stay at University of Miami (USA)
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and supervise students
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of the project, including publishing manuscripts in scientific journals

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a Masters degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. ecology or related field

Other desirable criteria are:

  • Publications
  • Field work experience, preferably focused on plant-pollinator or plant-frugivore interactions and natural history
  • Interest in conducting field work, including working remotely and in challenging field conditions
  • Experience with scientific data analysis, using programming languages such as R
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in combining field work data with modelling
  • Good interpersonal skills are essential and openness to different cultures and a flexible mind set
  • A strong command of written and spoken English and preferably Spanish and/or French knowledge
  • A valid driving licence

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Information on CMEC and the GLOBE Institute can be found at: http://macroecology.ku.dk/ and https://globe.ku.dk/

Terms of employment The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,594 DKK /approx. 3,700 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2019).

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Bo Dalsgaard on bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 13 September 2020], 23.59pm CET.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 40 [28 September – 2 October 2020].

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 13 September 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday September 13th, 2020

PhD fellow theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry commencing 01.11.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The research group of Prof. Kurt V. Mikkelsen at the Department of Chemistry is seeking a creative PhD student with a strong background in theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry. The group focuses on designing, modelling, and investigating functional molecular system for capturing, storing and exploiting solar energy. We offer a creative, international and strongly interdisciplinary work environment. 

Project description
The project concerns how to investigate and design molecular systems that are able to capture, story and exploit solar radiation. The functional molecular systems are investigated using electronic structure methods along with reaction molecular dynamics approaches for understanding chemical reactions occurring on the electronic ground and excited states.

Principal supervisor is Professor Kurt V. Mikkelsen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: kmi@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: + 45 51374211.

Job description

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in chemistry with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme

The position is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in chemistry. The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.SU klip)

In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during the period of their MSc and PhD studies.

48 PhD grant portions at DKK 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).

‘Duty work’

As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 219.79 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 111,267 (approx. €14,835)

For further information about Part A please see: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional

Associations (AC)

In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 32,078 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 769,873 (approx. €102,650).

Application Procedure

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-2 reference letters (if any)

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 16 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Kurt V. Mikkelsen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: kmi@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: + 45 51374211.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 16 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Chemistry
Email: kmi@chem.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday August 16th, 2020

PhD in Metabolic Epigenetics

The University of Copenhagen is seeking a skilled PhD fellow to commence November 1, 2020 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

The PhD fellow will be part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research International Postdoctoral Program www.cbmr.ku.dk/postdocprogram.

Our group and research
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that will transform our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010, and in 2017 we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk.

The Center has around 200 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

The successful applicant will work within the Barrès Group and also be a member of an international consortium – ‘GECKO’ (Gametic Epigenetics Consortium Against Obesity) – with partners at the University of Chicago and the University of Sydney. We focus on understanding how lifestyle factors, particularly diet and exercise, influence the epigenetic features of gametes and how this epigenetic information influences developmental programming in the offspring and may predispose to obesity. We are an international lab group with a focus on hypothesis-driven research and a particular drive to make discoveries of high societal implication.

Project description

The selected applicant will participate in animal experiments and will collect and analyse sperm samples from Copenhagen and Taronga Zoo (Sydney, Australia).

This project involves close collaboration with staff at the Single Cell Sequencing Platform at CBMR, as well national and international collaborations with Dr. Mads Bertelsen at Copenhagen Zoo, Dr. Justine O’Brien at Taronga Zoo in Sydney (through the GECKO consortium led by Prof. Barrès).

 

Principal supervisor is Professor, Romain Barrès, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, barres@sund.ku.dk

Start:            November 1, 2020

Duration:     3 years as a PhD student

 

Job Description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision;
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points;
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team;
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project;
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge;
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project.

 

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Essential criteria

  • A Master’s degree within biochemistry or related discipline;
  • Experience in animal intervention studies within the area of obesity, epigenetic inheritance or both;
  • Strong laboratory-based skills related to metabolism, biochemistry and molecular biology, including cell culture techniques;
  • Experience with data analysis and bioinformatics, preferably in the programming language R;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously as part of a team. Desirable 
  • Curious mindset with a good literature knowledge in nutrition and epigenetic inheritance;
  • A certificate in Laboratory Animal Science covering EU function ABD level, preferable from a FELASA-accredited course;
  • Experience working with larger laboratory animals;
  • Experience in processing sperm samples for epigenetic analysis;
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Previous co-authorship in peer-reviewed publications.

  

Place of employment

The place of employment is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

 

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

 

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/

 

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page) addressing each of the criteria point-by-point

2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do

4. Publication list (if relevant)

 

Application deadline: 23 July 2020, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

 

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

 

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

 

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

 

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

 

 

 

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 23 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday July 23rd, 2020

PhD scholarship in Marine Ecosystem Modelling

DTU Aqua seeks a candidate for a three-year PhD scholarship in the area of marine ecosystem modelling to explore dispersion and connectivity patterns in the biological communities in the Atlantic Ocean. The PhD position is available in the Section for Ocean and Arctic at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) in Lyngby, Denmark. The starting date is 1st December 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The scholarship is linked to the EU H2020 project MISSION ATLANTIC: Towards the Sustainable Development of the Atlantic Ocean. MISSION ATLANTIC considers a fully holistic and integrative approach to assess the state of the whole Atlantic including past, present and future ecosystem state in response to multiple stressors. The research will focus on mapping present and establish the future 3D distributions of Atlantic biomes and their pressures with respect to physical, biological, chemical and seafloor attributes to support the sustainable use of marine resources. The contribution of this PhD project is to investigate variability, trends and patterns in the Atlantic-scale biological connectivity across biogeographical regions, and driven by ocean currents and selected life history traits. It will complement Lagrangian approaches driven by global ocean models to simulate active and passive dispersion, replicating connectivity patterns from known areas of higher trophic level significance (e.g. spawning areas). Model results are to be compared with available data including newly developed genomic indicators.

Responsibilities and tasks
The overall aim of the PhD project is to determine and assess patterns of biological connectivity across biogeographical regions in the Atlantic Ocean. The project includes the development of numerical models, management and analyses of big data, assessment of seasonal to decadal variability in environmental conditions and ocean transport.

The specific tasks include:

  • Coupling high-resolution GCM outputs to a generic framework for individual based modeling
  • Using, and contributing to the development, of existing numerical models
  • Simulate past, present and future biological connectivity across a range of life history traits
  • Compare model simulations with available data and disseminate results
  • Contributing to the development of MISSION ATLANTIC modelling approaches and to the research communication
  • Collaborating with other PhD students and across the large international network in MISSION ATLANTIC

Qualifications
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.

We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • Degree and/or experience in marine science and engineering, applied mathematics, mathematical ecology or a related field with a background in numerical analysis and modelling
  • Experience in working with numerical models and coding
  • Experience in physical – biological coupling in marine ecosystems
  • Flexibility concerning research stays abroad
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Ability to conduct research independently and problem solving skills
  • Strong interest in participating in an inter-disciplinary and international research environment
  • Willingness to contribute to a positive and inspirational work atmosphere

The application must contain a motivation for why you want to undertake your research at DTU Aqua, your interest in this topic and a two-page description of your own project ideas including a state of the art, and how the research will link to fulfil the project aims.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate willbe 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.

Assessment
Assessment of applicants with the qualifications listed above will be made by Senior Researcher  Patrizio Mariani, Senior Researcher  Asbjørn Christensen and Head of  Section for Oceans and Artic Karen Edelvang, DTU Aqua.

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Patrizio Mariani, pat@aqua.dtu.dk

For general information on the PhD application please contact Rikke Hansen, rikh@aqua.dtu.dk tel: +45 35 88 30 01

Please do not send applications by email but apply online as described below.

You can read more about the institute at www.aqua.dtu.dk

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 September 2020 (23:59 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)
  • A description of proposed research (max. 2 pages)
  • 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)
  • Recommendation letters from senior professionals are welcomed

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.

Description of Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
The research spectrum of the Section for Oceans and Arctic covers oceanography, population ecology, observation technology and the Arctic. The research into oceanography integrates biological, physical and chemical parameters’ interactions in the ocean, ranging from individual plankton to regional seas. We focus on understanding the key processes that govern the structure and function of pelagic food webs, as well as climate and ecosystem interactions with a strong focus on quantitative methods.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has ca. 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections that carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Kgs. Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

Technology for people
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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 25 September 2020
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Friday September 25th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Quantum Photonics of 2D Materials

Research in two-dimensional materials such as graphene and combinations of them has lead to many new insights in recent years, with applications including wearable electronics and sensors for medical and other purposes. Also, there is ongoing research into novel energy-efficient optoelectronic devices based on the high tunability of graphene and novel single-photon light sources in 2D materials.

A three-year experimental PhD position is available in the Structured Electromagnetic Materials group at the Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. The research project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The group is part of two Excellence Centers, the Centre of Excellence in Nanostructured Graphene (CNG) and The Center for Nanophotonics (NanoPhoton). The PhD student will also have the opportunity to spend a few months at a foreign research partner as an external stay.

Project description
Two well-known quantum light sources in bulk materials are defects centers and quantum dots, with numerous sensing, lighting, and laser applications. It was discovered in the past few years that the analogous two types of quantum light sources also exist in 2D materials, and their science and applications are only beginning to be explored. For this project we invite talented and enthusiastic young researchers to consider working with us on various types of quantum emitters that can be found or created inside 2D materials. We want to find new ways to generate these single-photon sources and to understand and manipulate their properties. Quantum emitters in 2D materials may become important for quantum information technologies and as new light sources on the nanoscale.  The research project of the PhD student involves a combination of sample fabrication, optical experiments, simulation, and collaboration with theorists working on the same topic (see our simultaneous other advertisement for a theory postdoc). Our state-of-the-art experimental facilities include far- and near-field optical microscopes as well as access to unique electron microscopes equipped with electron energy loss spectroscopy (see our  ACS Photonics and Nature Commun). We have access to one of the largest academic cleanroom facility available in northern Europe at DTU Nanolab.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in Engineering/Physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in Engineering/Physics. Priority will be given to students with experience in experimental nanophotonics and/or quantum optics. We also welcome applications from students who have demonstrated excellent academic performance in adjacent fields.

We look for highly motivated people who fit into our research group, who take responsibility for their own project, have a collaborative mindset, and communicate well.

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 of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, Assoc. Prof.  Sanshui Xiao, and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs.

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. Starting date is October 1st 2020 or soon thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
More information about the Structured Electromagnetic Materials research group can be found here, and you can read more about the Department of Photonics Engineering on www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, niste@fotonik.dtu.dk and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs, mwubs@fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 August 2020 (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 in 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)
  • Publication list (optional)

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.

The Department of Photonics Engineering has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high-speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

Technology for people
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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 30 August 2020
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

Postdoc in Quantum Photonics of 2D Materials

Research in two-dimensional materials such as graphene and combinations of them has lead to many new insights in recent years, with applications including wearable electronics and sensors for medical and other purposes. Also, there is ongoing research into novel energy-efficient optoelectronic devices based on the high tunability of graphene and novel single-photon light sources in 2D materials.

A two-year theoretical postdoctoral position is available in the Structured Electromagnetic Materials group at the Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. The research project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The group is part of two Excellence Centers, the Centre of Excellence in Nanostructured Graphene (CNG) and The Center for Nanophotonics (NanoPhoton). The postdoc will spend a few months at a foreign research partner as an external stay.

Project description
Two well-known quantum light sources in bulk materials are defects centers and quantum dots, with numerous sensing, lighting, and laser applications. It was discovered in the past few years that the analogous two types of quantum light sources also exist in 2D materials, and their science and applications are only beginning to be explored. For this project we invite talented and enthusiastic young researchers to consider working with us on various types of quantum emitters that can be found or created inside 2D materials. We want to find new ways to generate these single-photon sources and to understand and manipulate their properties.

Quantum emitters in 2D materials may become important for quantum information technologies and as new light sources on the nanoscale.  The research project of the postdoc involves a combination of theory and simulation, and collaboration with other theorists and experimentalists working on the same topic (see our simultaneous other advertisement for an experimental PhD student). We have access to high-power computing facilities on campus.

Qualifications
Candidates should have successfully completed their PhD or almost have done so, and we look for candidates with strong theoretical and computational skills in nanophotonics and/or quantum optics.

We look for highly motivated people who fit in our research group, who take responsibility for their own project, have a collaborative mindset, and communicate well.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, Assoc. Prof.  Sanshui Xiao, and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs.

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 2 years. Starting date is October 1 2020 or soon thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
More information about the Structured Electromagnetic Materials research group can be found here, and you can read more about the Department of Photonics Engineering on www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, niste@fotonik.dtu.dk and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs, mwubs@fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application

Please submit your online application no later than 30 August 2020 (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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their PhD 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.

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high-speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

Technology for people
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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 30 August 2020
Unit: DTU Fotonik
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

PhD Scholarship in Decision Tools and Management in the Fish Sector

A PhD Scholarship in Decision Tools and Management in the Fish Sector is available at the Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with expected starting date 15th September 2020. The scholarship is financed by the EU H2020 project WaSeaBi. The project work will primarily be carried out at the Section for Ecosystem-based Marine Management, which is located in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

Project description
The WaSeaBi (Optimal utilization of seafood side-stream through the design of new holistic process lines) is a European project under the framework of Horizon 2020 with focus on solving the barriers to sound exploitation of the aquatic resources. The associated PhD Project will focus on the optimal utilization of seafood side-stream. This will be facilitated through development of storage solutions, sorting technologies and decision tools to secure an efficient, sustainable supply system for by-catches and side-stream from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic processing industries. One of the solutions is to develop tools for supporting decisions for valorization of side-streams and to test these decision tools in at least 2 companies. This is done by developing an analytic hierarchy process (AHP) which is a structured technique for organizing and analyzing complex decisions, based on mathematics and psychology. AHP methodology allows decisions about optimum fish side-streams valorization alternatives.  The project will explore the sociology and phycology elements of the AHD methodology, which are rarely studied or accounted for in decision-making models.

The aim of this PhD will focus on observing and studying the internal interactions between the relevant decision makers in organization and the external interaction with the market.

By expanding decision making tools and techniques with the insights gained from the dual process study the phd student should create new support tools to ensure a more unbiased approached in the organization.

Qualifications
The candidate must hold:

  • Relevant Master in either Science or Humanities with special emphasis on Decision Tools and Management
  • Experience in the scientific field of psychological decision-making, both theoretical and practical
  • Experience in Analytic Hierarchy Process methodology

Assessment
In the assessment, particular focus will be given to

  • Interest in combining and further development of the decision-making studies to mathematical analysis
  • Experience with working in the seafood sector, both on the organizing level and at the market level
  • Interest in studying the interaction between the different levels in the seafood industry
  • Experience with working in research projects in the seafood sector and the ability to work with different sectors from pelagic fish to aquaculture
  • Experience in communicating the scientific results to both the academic and as well the general public
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the project, please contact Senior Scientist Erling Larsen (epl@aqua.dtu.dk) or Professor J. Rasmus Nielsen (rn@aqua.dtu.dk)

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 August 2020 (23:59 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 in 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)
  • Brief research proposal (1-2 pages) presenting ideas on how to address the research topics given in the short description of the PhD project above.

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.

The research of the Section for Ecosystem-based Marine Management aims to develop knowledge and tools that can be used as the basis for advice on ecosystem based fisheries management taking overall environmental goals as reflected in environmental policy into account. The research spectrum of the section involves four main themes covering i) Development of fisheries management evaluation methods,   and advice on spatial fisheries management measures; ii) Quantitative analyses of indicators and indicator thresholds in relation to the definition of good environmental status under the EU Marine Strategy Directive; iii) Development of methods to minimize unwanted by-catch of e.g. mammals and implementation of alternative fishing gear to minimize negative interactions between marine mammals and fisheries; and iv) Assessment of the effects of interactions with predator and prey fish stocks.         

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana. You can read more about DTU Aqua on www.aqua.dtu.dk

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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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland

Deadline: 25 August 2020
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Tuesday August 25th, 2020

PhD scholarship – conversion of fibers to protein for meat alternatives

The PhD project will be a part of a large project comprising of both academic and industry partners  covering the whole value chain from academia to start ups and large enterprises. The PhD will be conducted at DTU National Food Institute (DTU Food) in the research group of Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining. Additionally, an external stay will be included in the project.

The research group Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining is divided into several focus areas working with dairy, brewing industry, fermented plant products as well as metabolic engineering.

One of the major trends in the future is the production of vegan alternatives to meat and proteins derived from animal origin. The PhD is in line with Institute’s strategy concerning solutions to reduce the carbon footprint and provide sustainable food production where plant fermentation may provide improved health benefits, longer shelf life and safer products.

The project will be produce protein rich meat alternatives by converting the side-streams (Brewers Spent grains and sugar beet pulp) into food grade protein by fermentation using lactic acid bacteria and fungi. The PhD aims to obtain new knowledge on pre- and post-treatment of the two side-streams. The PhD will investigate how lactic acid bacteria influence the stability and flavor production of the side-streams after pre- and post-treatment fermentation. The PhD project supervisor will be senior scientist Claus Heiner Bang-Berthelsen.

Responsibilities and tasks
In this project, you will be responsible for the screening of our strain collection of more than 1000 microbial strains. Candidate strains will be characterized based on various parameters. Both in terms of safety and fermentation capabilities. The following investigations will be in the pipeline:

  • Transcriptomic
  • Sugar utilization
  • Pathogenicity
  • Biotic and abiotic tolerances
  • Metabolomics
  • Flavor production
  • Acidification
  • Genomics
  • Pathogen inhibition

Additionally, the candidate will be involved in the teaching and education as well as other activities such as general maintaining the laboratory, equipment as well as the strain collection.

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in two or more of the following areas:

  • Biobanking
  • MALDI TOF biotyper
  • Lactic acid bacterial biology
  • Work with DNA and RNA analysis
  • Experience with Genomics, transcriptomics
  • Phenotype screening of lactic acid bacteria
  • Enzyme assays, colorimetry assays
  • HPLC
  • Microscopy

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to the formulation and testing of hypotheses. In addition, we appreciate a good sense of humor. Written and spoken Danish and English is a prerequisite as there is teaching obligations during the project.

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. We additionally are looking for at for a candidate with a strong background within lactic acid bacterial biology as well as good understanding of plant microbiome and plant ecology. A candidate with some experience from industry will be preferred. The candidate may have studied a MSc program in microbiology, biotechnology, plant biology, food science.

Approval and Enrolment

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior scientist Claus Heiner Bang-Berthelsen, DTU Food

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior scientist Claus Heiner Bang-Berthelsen, DTU Food, tel.: +45 2986 6900 or email claban@food.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU food” at www.fødevareinstituttet.dtu.dk/english  and about the microbial biotechnology and biorefining  https://www.food.dtu.dk/forskning/mikrobiel-bioteknologi-og-bioraffinering

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 16 August 2020 (23:59 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
  • Publication list
  • 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.

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. Read more at www.food.dtu.dk

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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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland

Deadline: 16 August 2020
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Sunday August 16th, 2020

PhD scholarship in modelling of nanoscale heat and charge transport

Do you want to work in the field of advanced materials and be involved in a high profile research project on the forefront of science? DTU Energy invites applications for a PhD scholarship in analytical and numerical modelling of nanoscale thermoelectric transport.

Micro four-point probe (M4PP)measurements offer a unique opportunity to observe thermoelectric transport phenomena in semiconductors. We will use this opportunity to investigate length-dependent heat and charge transport.

Key problem
During thermoelectric measurements with microelectrodes, it is not possible to directly measure the nanoscale time-resolved spatial temperature distribution. Thus, we need to expand our analytical and numerical models of nanoscale heat and charge transport. This will allow us to extract key material properties from M4PP measurements with high accuracy and not just high precision.

With improved measurement accuracy we expect to detect signatures of nanoscale thermoelectric transport phenomena, which in turn will improve our models further.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be part of the national research project “Metrology for Energy and Electronic Materials” supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Measurements are performed on fully automated M4PP systems, and you will take part in developing these new metrology methods to extract material properties with high precision, accuracy and spatial resolution.

You will work in close collaboration with our team to define what system/geometry/materials to model. Models could for instance include Joule heating and heat transport at a metal-semiconductor contact and size dependent heat transfer. We will also perform studies of the spatial weighting functions for individual measurement methods, to understand where in space each material property is measured.

You will be responsible for developing these models under guidance of your supervisors.

Qualifications
You should have a two-year master’s degree in engineering/physics (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

We strive towards performing exceptionally precise and accurate measurements. Thus, in order to be successful in this project, you should be strong in analytical calculations, have a solid background in solving partial differential equations and you should be a perfectionist.

Experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage:

  • Analytical or numerical modelling of nanoscale thermoelectric transport
  • Thermoelectric effects
  • Semiconductor device physics
  • QuantumATK simulation tool
  • Matlab programming
  • COMSOL Multiphysics or similar finite element method software

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.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section, Professor Nini Pryds and Senior Researcher Dirch Hjorth Petersen.

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Dirch Hjorth Petersen, dhpe@dtu.dk .

You can read more about DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk/english .

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 9 August 2020 (23:59 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.

DTU Energy
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermoelectrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.dtu.dk

Technology for people
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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 9 August 2020
Unit: DTU Energy
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Post expires on Sunday August 9th, 2020

PhD scholarship in microscale thermoelectric materials characterization

Do you want to work in the field of advanced materials and be involved in a high profile research project on the forefront of science? DTU Energy invites applications for a PhD scholarship within development of micro four-point probe (M4PP) based metrology methods for semiconductor characterization within thermoelectrics and nanoelectronics.

M4PP measurements offer a unique opportunity to observe thermoelectric transport phenomena in semiconductors. We will use this opportunity to investigate length-dependent heat and charge transport.

Application to thermoelectrics
The efficiency of a thermoelectric material, to heat/cool or to convert heat into electricity, depends on thermoelectric material properties like the Seebeck coefficient, electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity. Within this project, we will demonstrate that these three key material properties can be measured simultaneously in just 10 seconds with an M4PP.

Application to nanoelectronics
With thermoelectric measurements, we can also evaluate material properties in one-dimensional source/drain contacts, which is of key importance for optimizing semiconductor device performance. With an M4PP we can measure the line resistance of such one-dimensional structures, and within this project we will further develop methods to extract carrier concentration, mobility and temperature coefficient of resistivity.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be part of the national research project “Metrology for Energy and Electronic Materials” supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Measurements are performed on fully automated M4PP systems, and you will take part in developing these new metrology methods to extract material properties with high precision, accuracy and spatial resolution.

You will work in collaboration with our team to develop data acquisition strategies, structuring measurement data and extracting material properties in order to achieve high measurement precision (reproducibility/repeatability). You will be responsible for removing systematic measurement artifacts, by implementing correction algorithms to our data treatment scripts (Matlab). And finally, you will search for systematic signatures of nanoscale thermoelectric transport phenomena.

Qualifications
You should have a two-year master’s degree in engineering/physics (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

We strive towards performing exceptionally precise and accurate measurements. For this PhD position, we seek an independent experimentalist with a systematic approach in solving problems. You are a perfectionist who enjoys trouble shooting until the final digit is correct.

Experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage:

  • Matlab programming
  • Electrical measurement methods
  • Lock-in technique
  • Microfabrication
  • Thermoelectric effects
  • Semiconductor device physics
  • COMSOL Multiphysics or similar finite element method software

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.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section, Professor Nini Pryds and Senior Researcher Dirch Hjorth Petersen.

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Dirch Hjorth Petersen, dhpe@dtu.dk .

You can read more about DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk/english .

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 9 August 2020 (23:59 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.

DTU Energy
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermoelectrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.dtu.dk

Technology for people
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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 9 August 2020
Unit: DTU Energy
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Post expires on Sunday August 9th, 2020

Two PhD scholarships within the overall theme of Digital Twin of I4.0 Production Lines by Combining Industrial Sensorics with Multiphysics Modelling

The section for Manufacturing Engineering (MPP) at DTU Mechanical Engineering has two open PhD positions within the application of industrial sensorics, data analytics and multiphysics modelling in I4.0 production lines.

The PhD projects are anchored within the framework of the national project MADE FAST funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark. The MADE FAST project is a major national initiative comprising a network of 50 companies, 5 universities and 3 research institutes in Denmark pursuing the goals of Industry4.0. The two PhD scholarships are placed in the context of the Work Stream 4 “Digitalization of Manufacturing Processes” which includes 11 PhD students working on related projects and offers unique opportunities with respect to high level training in a multinational and multicultural environment. The PhD students will work in close industrial collaboration to implement next-gen sensor technologies on state-of-the art production lines. This encompasses the physical sensor integration into the production line, initial data shaping and -filtering to ensure data integrity, storage of data in a tailored storage pool and subsequent application of data via data analytics including machine learning and as input to multi-scale, multi-physics models describing material behaviour during processing.  The main industrial collaboration partners are LEGO and Beckhoff Automation.

Responsibilities and tasks
In-situ data collection within manufacturing engineering allows for an efficient physical to digital transformation of the processing conditions of a manufacturing system. Its strategic collection and targeted application are integral elements for a company’s adoption of I4.0.

The two vacant positions will collaborate across projects in establishing a seamless integration of sensors onto a new and novel manufacturing system. The system employs a roll-roll transfer fabrication method for agile manufacturing of thermoplastic components. Given its novel principle of operation, a thorough system’s analysis will decompose the system into its constituents that each must be fundamentally understood before sensor integration can be commenced. This activity will be joint, across the two PhD positions after which

PhD#1 will assume ownership of the physical integration of selected sensors on the system,
and
PhD#2 will assume ownership of the development of multiphysics models of the different process steps in the manufacturing chain.

The two PhD projects will be carried out in close collaboration with a third PhD project anchored at DTU Compute in which the analysis of the collected data is the overall theme.

The ultimate goal is establishing a fast, near real-time, data assisted model-based digital twin of the entire manufacturing chain.

Qualifications
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.

Candidates with a relevant master’s degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering, physics or applied mathematics are encouraged to apply. Good knowledge of either production engineering technologies, instrumentation, automation and/or process modelling and simulation is considered an advantage. Moreover, the candidate should have good mathematical/analytical skills in general as well as good communication skills including excellent English proficiency both written and spoken.

In the application, the candidate should indicate which of the two PhD projects he/she is mainly interested in.

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.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section Jesper Hattel and Senior Researcher David Bue Pedersen.

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Jesper Hattel +45 4525 4710 or jhat@mek.dtu.dk or David Bue Pedersen, telephone +45 4525 4810 or dbpe@mek.dtu.dk.

You can read more about Department of Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 8 August 2020 (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.

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 8 August 2020
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Saturday August 8th, 2020

PhD project: Advanced fire engineering tool for integrated analysis of structural design parameters

DTU Civil Engineering is inviting applications for a 3-year PhD position starting autumn 2020. The general objective of the PhD project is to improve the capability of fire safety engineering methods to facilitate the on-going transition to sustainable transport and building infrastructures. The PhD project’s specific goal is the development and application of advanced fire engineering tools to support fire safety design and assessment of urban infrastructures.

Are you curious about this topic and interested in the development of mathematical models and performing simulations? Do you want to help designing safe and sustainable future buildings and transport infrastructures? What about to support this development to ensure human health, safety, a low carbon footprint and resilience of future technologies? Do you like to interact with the international research society? Then you may become our new PhD candidate.

During the PhD project, you will assess fire scenarios and develop methods for the integrated analysis of tunnel structures exposed to gasoline, hydrogen and battery vehicle fires. The method will embrace the fire spread in modern vehicles, it will be applicable in road and rail tunnel configurations, and it will include the structural response to temperature and pressure. The work is done in close cooperation with a parallel PhD project at Aalto University, Finland. Hereunder, mutual longer research stays are part of the cooperation.

Presently, many tunnels and related infrastructures are built or being planned worldwide to create more sustainable traffic solutions. At the same time, vehicles are developed using alternative fuels such as hydrogen and electricity from batteries. These developments may lead to different future fire scenarios that may challenge the structural integrity of tunnel designs due to possible high intensity fires, jet flames and deflagrations. It is therefore of utmost importance to develop better design tools to support performance based fire safety engineering of tunnels and similar infrastructures. In particular, the tool should enable a coupling of time-resolved 3D computational fluid dynamic analysis of the fire scenario and a finite element model of the thermal and mechanical response of the respective structure. A starting point is the automated procedure capable of creating a fire-thermomechanical interface between Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS) and a couple of commonly used FE commercial software. However, the platform is targeted, but not limited to tunnel design, where e.g. the effect of pressure waves and jet fires from hydrogen-fueled burning cars should also be contemplated.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc. degree or equivalent education in fire engineering, civil engineering or similar areas
  • A strong flavour for working with computer modelling and mathematical predictions of real world engineering problems, e.g. a theoretical background in CFD and/or FEM modelling within fire engineering
  • Knowledge about fire engineering, high temperature material behaviour (e.g. concrete and steel) or basics in theoretical structural engineering
  • Preference will be given to a theoretical background on structural engineering and, possibly, concrete design
  • Preference will be given to knowledge about parallel high performance computing as well as knowledge on programming languages

The candidate is expected to be fluent in spoken and written English.

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.

The daily working place is the DTU campus, Kongens Lyngby. An extended research stay at Aalto University is foreseen being part of the project.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from associate professor Frank Markert, phone.: +45 93511327 or associate professor Luisa Giuliani, phone: +45 45251812

You can read more about “DTU Civil Engineering” at https://www.byg.dtu.dk/english

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 July 2020 (23:59 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)
  • A brief scientific text (max. 1 page) reflecting on important model parameters to predict wall impacts caused by a burning vehicle or a hydrogen jet flame in a tunnel accident scenario.

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their M.Sc. 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.

DTU Civil Engineering develops and utilizes science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society through a sustainable development of construction and the built environment. As part of a strong university, the department provides research, study programs, innovation and research-based consultancy of the highest quality in civil engineering. The Department develops new knowledge and solutions for the challenges facing the construction industry based on classic disciplines of building research, as well as the monitoring and decoding of physical phenomena,—we combine theory and practice.

DTU Civil Engineering has a special role in researching, educating and developing new construction engineering solutions for Arctic settings, for the benefit of society in both Denmark and Greenland. The department has a scientific staff of about 80 persons, 60 PhD students, and a technical/administrative support staff of about 50 persons.

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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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 31 July 2020
Unit: DTU Civil Eng
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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

PhD scholarship in Spatio-temporal immunological characterization of relevance in life-style related diseases

A 3-year PhD position is available in the Disease Systems Immunology Group at DTU Bioengineering with specific focus on development of a method using advanced single cell technologies to enable identification of early changes in the memory-based adaptive immune reservoir of relevance for disease development and tracking. The research in the Disease Systems Immunology group encompasses wet and dry lab studies on the interplay between early environmental factors, the microbiome and the immune response in relation to disease development throughout life.

We are looking for a super talented colleague who can carry out an independent PhD project, and holds the ambition and commitment to achieve excellence in an environment of a highly qualified team of dedicated postdocs, PhD students and technical personnel. The project involves collaborations with external research groups of high international standards involved in the CAG-Loginflam (https://gchsp.dk/cag/cag-greater-copenhagen-research-centre-for-systemic-low-grade-inflammation-cag-loginflam/).

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task of the PhD candidate will be to develop a method to identify the nature of circulating T and B cells based on their genomic imprint, and to couple this to development of selected low-grade inflammatory diseases. In addition, the PhD is expected to take active part in development of bioinformatics methods and infrastructure for analysing the extensive data portfolio being generated as part of the project.

As a PhD student you will:

  • Collaborate in developing the PhD project
  • Develop and be responsible for the project-related methodological analysis
  • Validate and interpret data, and be involved in managing and analyzing large amounts of data
  • Lead and contribute to publication of research papers together with supervisors and project partners
  • Network with internal and external colleagues and collaborators, and take active part in our dedicated research groups
  • Represent our work at conferences and scientific meetings

Qualifications
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.

Specific qualifications: Experience with bioinformatics analysis, cellular handling, and well-trained in immunology. Have good communication skills, excellent command of English (written and spoken), be very collaborative, self-motivated and able to organize your 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.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by supervisor, Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen at the Technical University of Denmark, and co-supervisor Professor Claus Henrik Nielsen, Rigshospitalet.

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.

The work is to be carried out at two collaborating workplaces (DTU and Rigshospitalet), located in close vicinity, with the main working place being within the Disease Systems Immunology group at DTU Bioengineering.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Susanne Brix Pedersen, tel.: +45 4525 2784.

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 July 2020 at 23:59 (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.

Department description
The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance through basic and applied research, teaching, scientific consultancy and dissemination of knowledge within the areas of microbiology, biomedicine and biotechnology.

The department’s research lies within the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular, structural and cellular biology, enzymology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, natural product chemistry, modelling nanotechnology and bioinformatics.

The department mission is, based on a fundamental and technological understanding of biological and molecular systems, to provide research, innovation, education, scientific services and dissemination of knowledge in the areas biotechnology and biomedicine.

The department vision is, as an international leader in research, education and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine, to advance the state-of-the-art in sustainable bioprocesses and contribute to the improvement of human health.

Technology for people
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 and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 25 July 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Saturday July 25th, 2020

PhD Stipend in molecular microbiology

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, a PhD stipend is available within the PhD programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2020 or soon hereafter. The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. This position is located within the Section of Biotechnology with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The PhD position will focus on non-denitrifying N2O-reducing microorganisms in technical eco-systems.

Presence of non denitrifying N2O reducing microorganisms in engineered wastewater treatment systems hold the potential to function as a sink for the produced nitrous oxide if provided the right conditions. In this project, we will investigate the ecophysiology of these microorganisms and find the optimal conditions for the removal of exogenous nitrous oxide. The ecophysiology will be studied directly in enriched bioreactors by the combined use of metagenomics and stable isotope probed proteomics (Protein-SIP). By studying the activity of the non-denitrifying N2O-reducing microorganisms during different perturbations, it is the aim to identify the optimal growth conditions. These optimal growth conditions will be used to provide fundamental knowledge for microbial management in modern wastewater treatment.

The candidate will be applying metagenomics and mass spectrometry to study biological composition of microbial communities. The candidate will be expected to run controlled experiments for functional screening of the microbiomes, isolates and constructed libraries. Non-denitrifying N2O-reducing microcosms will be developed together with external partners.

Documented skills in scientific dissemination of results will be an asset.

The candidate is expected to have practical experience with various OMICS technologies (primarily genomics and proteomics) and the bioinfomatic interpretation hereof.

Expertise on characterization of complex microbial communities will be an asset.

You may obtain further information from Professor Jeppe Lund Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, email: jln@bio.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed regularly. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk 

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk 

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 9 August 2020
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Sunday August 9th, 2020

PhD Stipend in Quantification of Bioactive Food-peptides (Q-BIOPEP) (18-20052)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a 3-year PhD stipend is available within the PhD program of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2020 or soon thereafter.The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the Section of Biotechnology with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

In the Section of Biotechnology, at the Protein Science group within the Medical Biotechnology research area, a PhD stipend is available with the provisional title “Quantification of Bioactive Food-peptides (Q-BIOPEP)”. The PhD stipend is fully funded by a grant from “Karl Pedersen og Hustrus Industrifond”. A fair amount of collaboration with external partners (industrial and academic) off campus will be an integrated part of the project.

The overall aim of the project is to unlock the potential of applying novel proteomics methods within the fields of food protein science and bioactive food ingredients. Specifically, the project focuses on development of analytical methods to accommodate the unmet need for deep and quantitative analysis of peptides released through enzymatic hydrolysis or fermentation. This will be directly applicable for valorization of side- and waste-streams from the food processing industry for production of bioactive ingredients to replace chemical additives in food. Furthermore, the methods may also assist in adding value to bulk plant protein currently used as low value material in e.g. animal feed. By doing so, we aim to provide a major contribution to the Green Transition by adhering to several of the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations.

Accurate quantification of specific proteins or peptides in a complex matrix is a major challenge for the protein and proteomics scientific fields and the food industry. Even though quantitative proteomics with LC-MS/MS now is a well-established technology, analysis of food protein hydrolysates is a rather new field of application. Despite the power of this technology, absolute quantification on the specific peptide level remains a very challenging, time-consuming, and expensive task.

In this project, we aim to develop methods for absolute quantification of specific high value bioactive peptides present in a complex matrix using LC-MS/MS bottom-up and middle-down proteomics data. The method will take advantage of the rapid development in computational proteomics and be based on big data analysis using artificial intelligence in the form of machine learning and deep learning algorithm development for pattern recognition. The methods will be established and verified experimentally using hydrolysates from potato proteins and benchmarked against existing methods. However, the aim is to generate methods that are widely applicable, with the power to transform the field of food protein science ultimately aiding and accelerating the Green Transition. In addition, the project is expected to provide pivotal knowledge for the peptidomics and proteomics communities.

Applicants for this PhD position should hold a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Biotechnology, Protein or Peptide Science, Data Science/Bioinformatics or similar. Applicants should have an interest in the interphase between advanced MS-based protein/peptide analysis and big data bioinformatics. Knowledge of and experience with one or more of the following will be a prerequisite:

  • Quantitative proteomics using LC-MS/MS
  • Rational design of peptides based on physiochemical properties
  • Machine learning-based big data analysis and subsequent algorithm development.

An excellent level of both spoken and written English is expected, to accommodate scientific communication and dissemination.

We offer the possibility to be part of a strong, dynamic, and internationally recognized multi-disciplinary research environment with junior and senior researchers. This includes access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a chance to see your research brought into practice and freedom to develop your research project within the stated framework.

The candidate must submit the motivated application including CV, list of publications (if available), official examination certificates (including academic transcripts) and one or more recommendation letters. Applicants must ensure that all documents are uploaded online before the submission deadline, as additional material cannot be considered.

You may obtain further information from PostDoc Simon Gregersen, e-mail: sgr@bio.aau.dk or Professor Michael Toft Overgaard, email: mto@bio.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed regularly. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 7993.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 31 July 2020
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

PhD Stipend in Materials Science (18-20053)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, a PhD stipend is available within the PhD programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2020.The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the section of Chemistry with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The PhD project will be performed through collaboration between Aalborg University and ROCKWOOL International A/S.

The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of engineered stone wool products with 46 manufacturing facilities and approximately 11,000 employees distributed worldwide. The Rockwool Group is delivering specialist options for the building, industrial, horticultural, marine, transport and offshore sectors. Stone wool products are produced by melting raw materials to generate an at least 1500 °C hot melt, subsequently by spinning the melt into fibres, and finally by collecting and forming the fibres into the compact wool structure. The ROCKWOOL Group is committed to reduce the CO2 emissions from our production and the subject of this PhD is designed to support this.

The PhD project will investigate the influence of melt production parameters on the high temperature stability of stone wool fibres. The project will be performed in an interdisciplinary environment, utilizing the expertise and experimental equipment available at Aalborg University and at the manufacturing sites and research laboratories at ROCKWOOL International A/S. This includes a variety of facilities for producing, characterizing, testing and investigating raw materials, melts and stone wool fibres. The project will focus on both physical and chemical processes in the ROCKWOOL production.

The candidate should have one of the following backgrounds: chemistry, materials technology and materials science. Knowledge in glass and ceramic science and chemical reactions, as well as in the use of thermal and mechanical methods, thermal analysis, crystallographic techniques, spectroscopy and microscopy will be an advantage.

You may obtain further information from Professor Yuanzheng Yue, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, email: yy@bio.aau.dk concerning the scientific details of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed regularly. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7993.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 24 July 2020
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Friday July 24th, 2020