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PhD Fellowship at the Department of Design and Communication

The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark in Kolding invites applications for a PhD fellowship. The position is available from 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD fellowship is open to research projects within either Design or Learning & ICT. The projects are expected to contribute to one or more of the research environments of the Department: Design Cultures, Design & Participation, or Learning, Design & Digitalization.

The Department of Design and Communication comprises research, study programs and knowledge dissemination within the fields of Design and Design Culture, Information Science, International Business Communication, Library Science, Tourism, Interaction and Technology among others. For more information, please visit www.sdu.dk/idk. 

Further information is available from Head of Department Marianne Wolff Lundholt at phone: +45 6550 1339, email: malu@sdu.dk. 

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) of 10 November 2015, enclosure 5, Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

To qualify for a PhD position you must have completed a relevant master’s degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.

The application should include:

    Special PhD-application form found here
    Curriculum Vitae
    Detailed project description, no more than 5 pages
    Examination certificates
    A maximum of 2 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates. 

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying. 

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

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

Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanties can be found here.

 

Deadline: 20 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
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Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

PhD-scholarship in Philosophy of Health and Wellbeing

The Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in collaboration with the Department of Clinical Research. The position is available starting 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD position, which is in the field of the philosophy of health and health ethics, is embedded in the research program ”Health and Wellbeing Assessment, Health Communication and User Involvement” under the interfaculty project Human Health. The PhD-student is expected to develop a PhD-project related to new indicators and methods for, or practices of, human health assessment. Relevant fields of research include, but are not restricted to 
 
•      Wellbeing theory 
•      The value of health
•      Theories of health equity
•      Subjective vs. objective health
•      Philosophical theories of health and illness 
 
The PhD research could focus on the normative implications and practical consequences of indicators and methods, and/or the possibility of developing indicators or assessment tools that are sensitive to a broader range of factors in human wellbeing or concerns for health equity. Applications – including detailed descriptions of specific research interests and ideas – are invited from candidates holding masters’ degrees in relevant fields. Some experience with philosophy or ethics is expected. 

Further information is available from the Vice Head of Department Anders Engberg-Pedersen at phone: +45 53440771 , email: Engberg@sdu.dk or Professor Søren Harnow Klausen at phone: +45 65503334, email: Harnow@sdu.dk 

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) of 10 November 2015, enclosure 5, Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

To qualify for a PhD position you must have completed a relevant master’s degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.

The application should include:

    Special PhD-application form found here
    Curriculum Vitae
    Detailed project description, no more than 5 pages
    Examination certificates
    A maximum of 2 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates. 

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying. 

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

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

Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanties can be found here.

Deadline: 20 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

Postdoc in Occupational Therapy

The Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy at the Research Unit of General Practice, Department of Public Health, invites applications for a two-year 50% (18.5 h) postdoctoral position.

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and carry out research at the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy and to teach at the master’s program in Occupational Therapy.

Research

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to projects as collaborator as well as to initiate research projects related to occupational therapy and health technology.

The candidate will be expected to:

• Participate in research seminars, including presenting own research, receiving and providing feedback on e.g. manuscripts, oral presentations and posters
• Collaborate with colleagues at the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy and in the Research Unit of General Practice on developing new research plans.
• Co-supervise PhD. and master students

Teaching

Being part of the teaching staff will involve:

  • Planning and completing education within occupational therapy and health technology
    • Responsibility for the course in health technology, including developing course guidelines, coordination and collaboration with teaching staff and guest lecturers,
    • Contribution to the development of the master’s program in collaboration with the head of studies, course coordinators and teaching staff, including marketing of the education

Required qualifications

The successful candidate must have completed a doctoral degree (at least Ph.D. or equivalent). Moreover, the application must include documentation for:

• Experience in teaching and supervising at the master’s level.
• Research experience related to occupational therapy and health technology.
• Prerequisites and interests in developing and coordinating research activities in relation to occupational therapy and health technology.
• Collaboration with relevant research groups/units

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy at the Research Unit of General Practice associate professor Eva Ejlersen Wæhrens, tlf. +45 26140702, e-mail ewaehrens@health.sdu.dk or from the Head of the Department of Public Health, professor Jesper Bo Nielsen, +45 65504034, e-mail jbnielsen@health.sdu.dk.

The successful applicant for the position as postdoc will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee and in accordance with current laws and regulations regarding university staff and institutional affairs.

Applicants will be informed of their own assessment by the University.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• a motivation letter
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• 3 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the candidate as most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio (see link below) detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a presentation of other qualifications of relevance to the position.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Deadline: 20 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

Ph.D. scholarship in plasmid-host interactions

Section of Microbiology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in plasmid-host interactions commencing 1.1.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description
This Ph.D. project will examine interactions between plasmids and other genetic elements within the genomes of host bacteria. The Ph.D. project will be based around the notion that the evolutionary success criteria of chromosomes and plasmids is not the same as suggested by theories on selfish genes and genomic conflict. The Ph.D. student will study how plasmids interact with the rest of the host genomes at the molecular level and if plasmids this way promote specific host behaviors to enhance their own evolutionary success. Here, a particular interest will be in CRISPR-Cas systems encoded by plasmids and those targeting plasmids. The main tasks of the Ph.D. scholar will be to do molecular engineering of both plasmids and chromosomes, construct bio-reporters, perform fluorescence-activated cell sorting and confocal laser scanning microscopy, genome sequencing, and transcriptomics.

The position is for 3 years and the project will be carried out at Section of Microbiology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen where you will engage in teamwork within the group and with national and international collaborators.

Qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious researcher in molecular microbiology with hands-on experience with CRISPR-Cas-based genome engineering and flow cytometry. Applicants should have the following qualifications:

•    M.Sc. degree in biotechnology, microbiology or a closely related field
•    Hands on experience with genetic engineering using CRISPR-Cas systems.
•    Documented experience with flow cytometry and fluorescence-based reporter systems.
•    Experience with synthetic biology.
•    In depth knowledge of plasmid- and CRISPR-Cas biology will be seen as an advantage.
•    Knowledge or experience with genome sequencing and transcriptomics will be seen as an advantage.
•    Fluency in English.

For further information, contact: Assistant Professor Jonas Stenløkke Madsen jsmadsen@bio.ku.dk.

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 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include
•    Motivated letter of application,
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
•    Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
•    Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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 6 October 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

Procedures
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/.

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

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH in this links: http://ism.ku.dk, https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

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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: 6 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
Email:
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Post expires on Sunday October 6th, 2019

Postdoc in Wind Turbine Experimental & Numerical Aerodynamics

The AER section focuses on aerodynamic and aeroacoustic research based on modelling and experimental techniques. The research in the AER deals with fidelities ranging from engineering models to vortex-based and CFD models, facilitating Fluid Structure Interaction methods and multidisciplinary design. The tools and knowledge are applied in interaction with the industry in the design process for solving problems or implementing new concepts. Further, the new Poul la Cour Wind Tunnel, the Research Turbine, and the Rotating Test Rig are integrated into our research.

The research field of the position is focused on wind turbine aerodynamics based on experimental and computational fluid dynamics. The focus will be aerodynamic research activities spanning from the advanced research and computational simulations to experiments at the new wind tunnel facility and the rotating test rig facility. A part of the work is focused on the laminar-turbulent transition modeling in the in-house CFD solver EllipSys3D and laminar-turbulent transition experiments in the acoustic wind tunnel and the rotating test rig.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc will have the opportunity to join a cross-disciplinary, international team working on developing experimental and numerical methods for wind turbine aerodynamics.

The particular areas of responsibilities include: 
 

  • Testing and experimental data analysis of the 3D rotor blades and 2D airfoil profiles for aerodynamic properties and laminar-turbulent transition characterization.
  • Validation and improvement of the several laminar-turbulent transition models in EllipSys 3D CFD solver.
  • Field tests of wind turbines for aerodynamic characterization to contribute to the improvement of the numerical and design tools tor modern wind turbines.
  • It is required that key research results are disseminated in peer reviewed journal papers and presented at scientific conferences.
  • Most of the work will be done in nationally and internationally funded research projects and apply the newest research together with leading manufacturers within the wind turbine industry.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent preferably within or related to the subject. This entails:
  • a strong background in wind turbine aerodynamics
  • experience within CFD
  • experience with experimental work and signal processing combined with analytical skills
  • experience with laminar-turbulent transition modeling
  • Matlab and Fortran programming skills (or similar)
  • ability to work independently towards the research goals and deliverables
  • ability to pro-actively collaborate and coordinate with other researchers,
  • fluency in communicating, reading and writing English.
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.

The place of work will be DTU Wind Energy, Risø Campus at Roskilde.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Flemming Rasmussen, tel.: +45 4677 5048.

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy at www.vindenergi.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2019 (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: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the wind industry.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 15 October 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
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Post expires on Tuesday October 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Chemistry

Ref. No. SU FV-3198-19

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 17 October 2019.

Stockholm University is one of the world’s leading education institutes. Here more than 35,000 students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, MMK is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences with about 130 employees and 200 students. The teaching focuses on solid state chemistry, materials chemistry and modern characterzation techniques. The main research areas are porous materials, bio-based materials and electron microscopy.

Project description
The project “Lignin-based functional materials” project aims to develop sustainable modification of ligning  for added stability and functionality in nanostructured materials.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research at the intersection of renewable polymer chemistry, bio-based material synthesis, and characterization of novel functions in energy and environmental applications. All of these activities in sustainable materials chemistry should comply with the principles of green chemistry.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in chemistry applied to natural polymers, colloids and interfaces, and fabrication and advanced characterization of bio-based materials.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date in November 2019 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Assistant Mika Sipponen, telephone: +46 76 695 8129, mika.sipponen@mmk.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Closing date: 17/10/2019

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Post expires on Thursday October 17th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental X-ray Science of Aqueous solutions

Ref. No. SU FV-3120-19

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 9 October 2019.

Stockholm University is a leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals. The University has more than 33 000 students, 1600 doctoral students and 5500 staff members active within natural science, humanities and social sciences.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees of which 95 are PhD students, with many international recruitments. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, where is also located the Department of Astronomy (Stockholm University), the Division of Theoretical Chemistry at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
The Department of Physics have a postdoctoral position available for a highly motivated candidate for studies in the area of aqueous solutions using x-ray scattering experimental techniques. The applicant is expected to play a key role in understanding the role of water in biochemical reactions by performing cutting edge experiments at x-ray national and international facilities. The host laboratory consists of world leading water researchers with expertise in X-ray diffraction techniques. The position is placed at the Department of Physics and the Postdoctoral Fellow will work as part of the group of X-ray Science of Liquids and Surfaces, XSOLAS (www.xsolasgroup.fysik.su.se). The group activity is related to investigating the structure and dynamics of water in aqueous solutions on a molecular level, as well as studying ultrafast chemical reactions at surfaces and catalysis.

Main responsibilities
The focus of the project is to study aqueous solutions in the liquid and glassy phase using X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy. The experiments will take place at state-of-the-art X-ray synchrotrons and free electron lasers, as well as at in-house laser setups at the Department of Physics.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

Qualified applicants holds a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry or biophysics and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a group, and be able to travel abroad for experiments. Experience in x-ray studies at synchrotrons, free-electron lasers or laser physics is favorable. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Assistant Prof. Foivos Perakis, f.perakis@fysik.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via e-mail to: FV-3120-19.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3120 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application – highlighting papers relevant to the application.

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 09/10/2019

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Post expires on Wednesday October 9th, 2019

Postdoc position, Maintenance of neuronal identity

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Holmberg

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) is a department with a strong focus on basic science. CMB conducts research and education in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, cancer and infection biology.

Division
The research group of Johan Holmberg is part of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) which recently moved to the new interdisciplinary research centre Biomedicum located at Campus Solna, Karolinska Institutet.

Background
The brain contains a large number of different neuronal subtypes that maintain their distinct identities over several decades despite continuous environmental fluctuation. Apart from the instructive information provided by transcription factors controlling cell type specific transcriptional programs, there is presumably also a need to maintain silencing of alternative transcriptional programs. The mechanisms governing permanent repression of aberrant transcription in mature neurons are not well understood. Our lab focuses on the role of repression of alternative gene programs for lifelong maintenance of serotonergic and dopaminergic identity. For a more extensive background see: Holmberg and Perlmann, Nature Review Genetics 2012 and Södersten, E. et al. Nature Commun. 2018. Besides exploring fundamental processes we also aim to understand how they influence clinically relevant topics including psychiatric disorders, neurodegeneration and aging. The group also harbour an interest in the understanding of the paediatric malignancy, neuroblastoma, see: Westerlund, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2017.

In this project we will generate and analyse large amounts of data from defined wild type/mutant mouse neuronal populations in order to understand the functional relevance of gene repression for safeguarding mature serotonergic and dopaminergic identity.

Position specific requirements
We are looking for an outstanding researcher able to analyse and integrate large sets of bulk and single cell RNA-seq with ChIP-seq data generated from restricted in vivo neuronal subpopulations. Additional experience with confocal image acquisition and analysis as well as with in vivo/in vitro standard methods (e.g. immunostaining, FACS, stereotactic injections, behavioural analysis and cell culture) will be considered as a distinct advantage. Thus we are primarily looking for a computational biologist with experience/interest in laboratory/animal work or an experimental biologist with extensive bioinformatic skill and interest.

The applicant must be able to communicate well in English.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship
The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

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

  • A complete curriculum vitae, 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
  • Cover letter stating the motivation to apply and key skills that match the profile 

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
For temp agencies and recruiters, and to salespersons: We politely, yet firmly, decline direct contact with temp agencies and recruiters, as well as those selling additional job announcements.

First day of employmentas soon as possible
Reference number2-2626/2019
Contactohan Holmberg, johan.holmberg@ki.se
Last application date30.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in metabolomics of respiratory disease

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Chemistry II

The project: We have an opening for an individual wishing to join a multidisciplinary team aiming to understand mechanisms in asthma, COPD and other respiratory diseases. Chronic lung disease is one of the largest noncommunicable diseases globally, with 4 million deaths in 2012 alone. The successful candidate will be expected to use and further develop LC-MS-based methods for both non-targeted and targeted metabolomics. The primary focus of the position is to perform metabolomics analyses for the molecular sub-phenotyping of obstructive lung disease in multiple large cohort studies. In particular, we aim to examine the relationship between the onset of lung disease and early-life environmental exposure in an exposome approach. This work will be performed in birth cohorts designed to correlate antenatal and postnatal exposure with disease etiology. The acquired metabolomics data will be integrated into an overall “handprint” of multiomics data. Accordingly, the selected candidate will have significant opportunity to interact with other analytical groups and bioinformatics efforts from multiple laboratories internationally.

The Environment: The successful applicant will belong to the Integrative Molecular Phenotyping laboratory (http://metabolomics.se) in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics. The Karolinska Institute is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. The Karolinska Institute accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. The research environment includes working with state-of-the-art equipment, including multiple mass spectrometers in a new custom designed state-of-the art facility. This full-time position is temporary (two years), with potential for renewal for at least 2 more years.

Qualifications: We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in mass spectrometry or bioanalytical chemistry and experience in small molecule mass spectrometry. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in LC-MS based metabolomics. We are especially interested in candidates with prior experience working with large clinical studies. Experience with computer programming (e.g., R, Matlab) and multivariate statistics (e.g., SIMCA) would be a significant merit. Excellent communication skills and an ability to interact socially and scientifically with other post docs and students in the laboratory and with collaborators in various networks are essential.

Entry requirements: A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if she or he has obtained a PhD or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate, no more than five years before the last date of employment as postdoc. Applicants who have completed their degree no more than three years before the last date for applications will be given priority. Applications consisting of cover letter, full CV and references should be submitted via the KI varbi system. The start date is negotiable, but the selected candidate would ideally begin as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated as they are received.

Further Information: For additional details of the department and research interests:

http://www.metabolomics.se/

http://www.mbb.ki.se

http://ki.se/en/startpage

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

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentupon agreement
Salarymonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-3806/2019
ContactCraig E. Wheelock, Ph.D, +46 (0)8 5248-7630
Union representativeAnne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-524 87570Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Last application date03.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday November 3rd, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow on scholarship in Immunogenetics

Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Pan-Hammarström (PHA)

The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 300 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Research group
The research group of Prof. Qiang Pan-Hammarström works on the molecular mechanism of immunoglobulin gene diversification, genetics of primary immunodeficiency and B-cell lymphomagenesis. The research laboratory is located at campus Flemingsberg. For more information about the group, please see https://ki.se/en/bionut/research-group-qiang-pan-hammarstrom

Duties
The selected postdoctoral fellow candidate will work in our multidisciplinary team of researchers including clinicians, molecular biologists and bioinformaticians, and will be jointly supervised by Prof. Qiang Pan-Hammarström and Prof. Lennart Hammarström, two international leading experts in the primary immunodeficiency field.

The main tasks for the successful candidate are:  
1) Identification of new forms of primary immunodeficiency through multi-omic analysis, with focus on late B cell deficiencies. This will involve analysis, interpretation, and integration of high throughput data derived from sequencing of the whole exome/genome, transcriptome, metagenome, epigenome, proteome and single cell transcriptome. 
2) Functional characterization of patients with defects in late B cell development. This may involve standard B-, T- and NK- cell functional analysis, characterization of DNA damage and repair defects, gene editing by the CRISPR/Cas9 technology as well as using iPSC as models to study B cell development.
3) The postdoc fellow is expected to assume a major role in the writing of scientific publications and grant applications and contribute to supervise PhD and master students in the group.

Qualifications
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated candidate for the immunogenetic team in our group. The applicant should have been awarded a PhD or equivalent degree in medicine, immunology, genetics, molecular biology or areas relevant to the announced position.
He/she should have achieved the corresponding scientific competence, with first-authored publications in internationally leading journals in the corresponding fields. Extensive research experience in next generation sequencing data analysis and state-of-art molecular and cellular biology techniques is required. The applicant must be able to work productively through collaborative interactions with team members. Furthermore, the candidate should possess excellent communicating and writing skills in English.

Bases of assessment
We stress scientific excellence and potential when assessing applicants. The applicants’ track record based on curriculum vitae and bibliography will be assessed. Evidence for independence, innovation and the capacity to work and publish in a multidisciplinary environment is weighted in ranking the applicants. Reference letters will be requested from the PhD supervisor(s) and considered from selected candidates.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship
The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six- months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

The position is 2 years.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including education, 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
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Two recommendation letters, including at least one from the PhD supervisor

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
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Reference number2-4393/2019
ContactQiang Pan Hammarström, +46-8-524 835 92Thomas Tinglöv, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-8-524 810 28
Last application date24.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Tuesday September 24th, 2019

Ph.d fellow – cookable milk gels

Department of Food Science (FOOD), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD project about Cookable milk gels from 1 January 2020 or soon thereafter. 

Project description

The Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen seeks a PhD candidate to work on a project with focus on understanding the mechanisms behind formation of cookable milk gels. The PhD project is financed by the Danish Dairy Research Foundation.

Consumers are presently focusing on alternatives to meat, which can be served as part of a main meal. An already existing alternative is paneer, a South Asian dairy product produced by combined heat treatment and acidification. This combined processing shows promise in terms of producing milk-based alternatives to meat as it appears to enable creation of a good texture that is stable to most cooking techniques. However, there is a lack of basic understanding of the stability and microstructure of paneer and similar products. The proposed project will be an Indian-Danish collaboration, involving University of Copenhagen (KU) and the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) as well as the Danish dairy company Arla Foods.

The project has the overall objective of understanding the mechanism of formation of heat and acid induced milk gels, with good sensorial properties and stability to cooking, to be use as meat alternatives.

Principal supervisor isProfessor,Lilia Ahrné, Department of Food Science, E-mail lilia@food.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +45 3533 3794 with co-supervision by Professor Richard Ipsen, Email: ri@food.ku.dk, Direct Phone: + 45 3533 3225

Job description

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

  • Manage and carry through your experimentally based research project
  • Take PhD courses
  • Write scientific papers 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
     
    Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
  • A strong commitment to research and performing experiments at various  scales (lab, pilot, full-scale)
  • Strong interest in food processing technology and understanding the effects of process on product properties
  • Previous experience in dairy processing, rheology/texture or microscopy of foods are an advantage
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Interpersonal skills

Formal requirements
The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master degree.

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in food technology or food science or within  chemical or biochemical engineering 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 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor, Professor,Lilia Ahrné, Department of Food Science, E-mail lilia@food.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +45 3533 3794

Application Procedure

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

Please include:

  • Cover letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records 
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other
  • List of references or personal recommendations  letters
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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 6 October 2019 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.

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

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 athttp://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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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.

Post expires on Sunday October 6th, 2019

PhD-position in Chemistry with focus on Biochemistry – Autophagy mechanisms

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  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

At the Department of Chemistry we are looking for a doctoral candidate within the project autophagy mechanisms. Last day to apply is 11 November, 2019.

The lab is located within the cross-disciplinary Chemical Biological Centre (video) (https://www.umu.se/en/chemical-biological-centre/) at Umeå University and provides excellent facilities and state-of-art equipment and platforms in a creative, inspiring, international and highly interactive environment. Facilities include Protein Expertise Platform, X-ray, Proteomics, NMR (850-400 MHz), Cryo-EM and Biochemical Imaging Centre (confocal, FLIM, spinning disk, TIRF, STORM). The recent breakthrough researches from Umeå University include deciphering the molecular mechanisms of the bacterial CRISPR-Cas9 system and repurposing it into a tool for genome editing.

Project description
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved self-eating process mainly to eliminate or recycle dysfunctional cellular organelles or unused proteins. Autophagy plays an important role in physiology including development and ageing and has been associated with diverse human diseases, including cancer, neurodegeneration, cardiac hypertrophy, and pathogen infection. Autophagy modulation is implicated in the treatment of diseases such as neurodegeneration and cancer. Despite extensive work, the models of autophagosome formation and autophagy regulation are not yet well established. Our laboratory has elucidated fundamental mechanisms underlying autophagosome formation and new mechanisms of autophagy regulation (eLife 2017, Angew Chem 2017, Nat Chem Biol 2019). We will combine cell biological, biochemical, and novel chemical and chemo-optogenetic approaches to understand the mechanism of autophagic membrane morphogenesis and bacterial interaction with host autophagy. The PhD student will focus on cell imaging, western blotting, knock-out/down, analysis of cellular phenotypes, protein expression and purification, biochemical and structural characterization. The project is funded by European Research Council (ERC) and Wallenberg Foundation. The project is interdisciplinary with strong collaborations across scientific disciplines.

Qualifications
To be admitted for studies at third-cycle level you are required to have completed a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications.

To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in chemistry, you are required to have completed first-cycle courses of at least 90 ECTS credits within the field of chemistry or another subject considered to be directly relevant to the specialization in question. Of those 90 ECTS credits, at least 15 ECTS credits shall have been acquired at second-cycle level within the specialization or an equivalent subject.

Very good language skills in English, both spoken and written, is required. Experiences in cell imaging, western blotting, molecular cloning, siRNA, CRISPR-Cas, and/or protein expression and protein purification are strong merits.

Terms of employment
The appointment aims at a PhD degree and the main task of the PhD student is to pursue their doctoral studies, which includes participation in research projects as well as postgraduate courses. In the assignments, teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%) can be included. The employment is limited to four years full-time or up to five years when part-time teaching. The salary placement takes place according to the established salary level for doctoral employment.

Application
A complete application should contain the following documents: 

  • A cover letter including a description of your qualifications, research interests and motivation for applying (max 2 pages)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of degree certificates or equivalent, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • Name and contact information of at least two reference persons.

Applications must be submitted via our e-recruitment system. The last day to apply is 11 November, 2019. For further information you are welcome to contact Professor Yaowen Wu, E-mail: yaowen.wu@umu.se. Website: https://www.biostruct.umu.se/principal-investigators/yaowen-wu/.

About us
The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology with approximately 200 employees, of which approximately 40 PhD students, and a strong and expanding research. The Department has three major research areas: Biological Chemistry, Environmental and Biogeochemistry, and Technical Chemistry. https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-chemistry/. Information about doctoral studies in chemistry, see: https://www.umu.se/en/faculty-of-science-and-technology/education/doctoral-studies/chemistry/. For more information about working at Umeå University, see: https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/.

Admission

By agreement

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1301-19

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help

Post expires on Monday November 11th, 2019

Postdoc in the Neural Control of Breathing at Department of Neuroscience

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher with interest in neural circuit analysis for a 2-year position to start at 1 January 2020 or after agreement.

Research area

The Neural Control of Breathing: In the past 25 years, the brain locations containing breathing rhythm and pattern forming circuits have been uncovered. Thus, the location of the core neural circuit generating inspiratory rhythm has been identified as the brainstem area dubbed the preBötzinger Complex (preBötC), but we still do not have a clear picture of the network structure of this core circuit. How many neurons comprise the core part of the preBötC, and what are the specific synaptic connection patterns? Are there dynamic changes in synaptic transmission during rhythmic activity, and what role does the electrical and chemical properties of preBötC dendrites play? Recent technical developments suggest that we may finally have the experimental tools to answer these questions, by studying the core neural circuit at cellular resolution. Using organotypic cultures of the preBötC, advanced live imaging techniques, electrophysiology, and microscopy we aim is to map the preBötC circuit at cellular resolutionin organotypic slice cultures, and elucidate the role of network dynamics, and dendritic processing in respiratory rhythmogenesis.

Job description

The specific aim of the current position is to investigate the network structure of the brainstem circuit that forms the central core of the neural control of breathing.

The appointed fellow will perform experiments on organotypic slice cultures of the brainstem from newborn mice involving whole-cell patch clamp recordings, and imaging using genetically-encoded calcium or voltage sensors. Morphological techniques like biocytin labeling, expansion microscopy, transsynaptic viral tracings, and confocal microscopy will be used to elucidate the network structure of the preBötC. Development of novel sensor-constructs, based on externally supplied material, will complement the in vitro experiments.

Qualifications
The successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD in a relevant scientific area (e.g. neuroscience, biology, biochemistry).
  • Experience in electrophysiology, cell imaging, and cell culture is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of tissue processing and analysis (histology, immunostaining, microscopy).
  • Knowledge of basic plasmid cloning techniques is an advantage.
  • Courses and certificates in Laboratory Animal Science is an advantage.
  • An ability to work independently as well as show capacity for effective team work.
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. We are located in the Panum building 24.4, in completely new lab space dedicated to electrophysiology, imaging and cell culturing.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 January 2020, 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 34,000 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2019-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 June 28, 2013.

Questions
For further information please contact, please contact Associate Professor Jens C. Rekling, e-mail: jrekling@sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find this link useful http://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 applicable), c) transcripts of records, including courses followed and marks obtained. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications.

5. Letters of recommendation and the name of at least two references

Application deadline:  20 October 2019, 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.

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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.

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.

Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

PhD student in infrainformatics with concentration in Quantitative Logistics Norrkoping

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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

At the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping Campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/itn

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY 
Hereby advertises a position as 

PhD student in Infrainformatics with concentration in Quantitative Logistics 
formally based at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.  

Duties 
As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time. 

You will be working on design and analysis of algorithms for geometric optimization problems. The topics include but are not limited to motion planning, coverage and packing, network connectivity and other areas. Depending on the student’s skills, the designed algorithms will be either analyzed from the theoretical perspective or implemented in practice and tested on real-world data. 

Qualifications 
Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies. 

We seek candidates with strong background in one of the following: math (especially discrete math), optimization (especially IP), algorithms (in particular, asymptotic worst-case analysis), programming, software development (especially architecture and customized solutions), probability and statistics. In your application, please specify your experience in the areas. 

Appointment time 
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training. 

Starting date  
By agreement 

Salary 
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale. 

Union representatives 
For contact with union representatives see https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies.   

Application procedure 
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest November 15, 2019. 

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered. 

Equal opportunities 
A majority of our PhD students within ITN are men which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent. 

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact person

Valentin Polishchuk

Universitetslektor

+46 (11)-363365

valentin.polishchuk@liu.se

Annelie Westerberg

HR-partner

+4611363450

annelie.westerberg@liu.se

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Post expires on Friday November 15th, 2019

PhD Student in Building Materials

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Background

The research subject of Building materials consists of 18 persons including 3 professors and two post docs. The subject focusses on development of sustainable materials and production technologies for the construction industry as well as on ice and arctic conditions related research and education. Please read more about the subject here: Building material

Subject description

Building Materials includes sustainable building materials and their application technologies, recycling and reuse, and applied building physics, especially focusing on the artic conditions.

Project description

The PhD project will focus on development of a novel production technology enabling combining various types of concretes having for examples extremely different mechanical and physical properties into one monolithic concrete structure. The PhD study will include both theoretical and practical work in the laboratory and on the building sites with more emphasis on experimental research.


Duties

As a PhD student you are expected to perform both experimental and theoretical work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. The majority of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies.

In addition, you can have the opportunity to try the teacher role. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to be involved in challenging development projects.

Qualifications

The candidate should speak fluent English language; have Master degree in civil engineering with a strong focus on building materials and especially on the concrete technology.

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Information

Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor and Head of subject Andrzej Cwirzen, andrzej.cwirzen@ltu.se

Union representatives:

SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 christer.gardelli@ltu.se
OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se 

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University’s core values are based on respect, trust, openness and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application

Please apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Please write application, including diplomas, in English. Recruitment communication and possible interview will be done in English language only.

Reference number: LTU-3807-2019

Last day of application: October 20, 2019

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Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

PhD student in Machine elements with focus on wear resistant, multi-functional polymer materials

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The research subject Machine Elements belongs to the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics at Luleå University of Technology. The research within the field of Machine Elements is mainly focused on tribology and its applications. The research group consists of more than 30 researchers and doctoral students and is one of the leading tribology research groups in Europe. Activities include many aspects of tribology, e.g. materials tribology, lubrication and lubricants, condition monitoring, biotribology, computational tribology and machine component tribology. The research is both of fundamental and applied in nature and is often carried out in close cooperation with Swedish and international industry.

The group is responsible for theoretical and project courses taught in the university’s Master of Science, Bachelor of Science and Master’s programs. Most of the teaching is within the Mechanical Engineering program and the Erasmus Mundus Masters program in tribology, TRIBOS.

See the group’s webpage on http://www.ltu.se/research/subjects/Maskinelement?l=en.

We are currently seeking a PhD-student to our research team within the field of Machine Elements.

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
Machine Elements comprises the analysis and optimization of machine components and component systems to enhance performance, longevity, energy-efficiency and reliability and to reduce environmental impact. Particular emphasis is placed on issues in the field of tribology.

PROJECTDESCIRIPTION
The research project is focused on prolonging the service life of machine components in new energy applications. The aim is to develop high performance polymer composite bulk materials/coatings. The project includes the advancement in knowledge and understanding of the mechanical and lubricating properties of polymer composites from nano-scale to macro-scale. Special focus will be given to develop wear-resistant multi-functional coatings for wind turbine applications.

The PhD studies are 4 year, fulltime. Administration and/or teaching up to maximum 20% may be added.  

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must have a master’s degree in science or engineering (Materials science, chemistry, mechanical engineering, etc.), or equivalent.  Good skills in oral and written communication in English is also a requirement.

The following selection criteria apply:

  • Background relevant to the project in question,
  • The quality of the applicant’s master thesis,
  • Personal qualities relevant to research education

Our research group consists mostly of men why we are happy to see female applicant. Given that the qualifications are equal, the underrepresented gender will be given priority in this recruitment.

For further information about a specific subject see, General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

INFORMATION
For further information, you are welcome to contact Associate Professor Yijun Shi +46 920 492064, yijun.shi@ltu.se or Professor Pär Marklund +46-(0)920-492415, Par.Marklund@ltu.se or Senior lecturer Marcus Björling +46 920 491281, marcus.bjorling@ltu.se

Union representatives SACO, Christer Gardelli, christer.gardelli@ltu.se, +46 920 49 18 09, OFR, Lars Frisk, lars.frisk@ltu.se +46 920 49 17 92.

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University’s core values ​​are based on respect, openness, cooperation, trust and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

APPLICATION
We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Reference number: 4150-2019

Final day to apply: 17 October 2019

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PostDoc Position in Social/Cultural/Political Psychology

Applications are invited for a PostDoc position (one year) at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The PostDoc will collaborate with Séamus Power Assistant Professor in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology. The PostDoc will be part of the newly established and growing research group on Personality and Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology. Other members of the group are Thomas A. Morton, Robert Böhm, Ingo Zettler and Jochen Gebauer (part-time).

Employment should start in February 2020 or shortly thereafter.

The deadline for applications including enclosures is 31 October 2019 (23:59 CET)  

Job description
A postdoctoral position is a fixed-term academic position. The position is heavily weighted in favour of research. Other duties (e.g., research administration) may, furthermore, have to be performed to a limited extent. The University determines the exact ratio between the various responsibilities. The ratio may vary over time. The chosen candidate will be enrolled as PostDoc at the Faculty of Social Sciences. It is expected that the PostDoc works on research projects together with the supervisor but he/she may also pursue an independent line of research related to the areas of migration & cultural clashes and economic inequality & protests from a social, cultural, and/or political psychological perspective.

Qualifications
Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, Human Development, or a related discipline at the beginning of the employment. The candidate should have knowledge and research experience in the field of social, cultural, and political psychology. Candidates who are methodologically plural, including expertise in ethnographic and experimental research, are desirable. It is not a requirement to understand, speak, or learn Danish.

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 34.079,13 (EUR 4,560) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here: http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

Application
The application, which must be written in English, should include a cover/motivation letter (max. 3 pages), CV, study certificates, up to five of the most important scientific publications, and the PhD thesis (if applicable), as well as at least three reference letters. The motivation letter should include ideas for planned research congruent with the P.I.’s interests during the one year postdoc.

Please note that applications will be assessed based on these mandatory enclosures. Applicants cannot expect any additional documentation to be taken into account in the assessment.  

Application procedure 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are subsequently notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and 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 here: https://socialsciences.ku.dk/

The shortlisting will take place in October 2019, and the interviews subsequently (in accordance with the invited applicants).

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.  

For further information, please contact Séamus Power: seamus.power@psy.ku.dk

Further information about the application procedure or salary is available from HR-officer Mette Christensen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0217/19-2I.

Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online. Press “Apply now” and fill in the application form.  

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than, one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that the documents are scanned and collected in one file.  

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

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Doctoral research fellow in the field of robotics regulation (VIROS)

Job description

A position as doctoral research fellow is available for three (3) years, to undertake research as part of the project “Vulnerability in the Robot Society” (VIROS). The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The research fellow will work as part of an interdisciplinary team comprising researchers from the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL) and other departments at the Law Faculty, UiO, in collaboration with the Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ROBIN) research group at the Department of Informatics, UiO.

The period of appointment may, in special circumstances, be extended to four (4) years, with teaching, supervision duties and research assistance constituting 25 % of the overall workload. A prerequisite for such an extension is that the appointee meets the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law.

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More about the position

The VIROS project examines legal and other regulatory issues raised by the increasing deployment of robots and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, particularly with respect to addressing the safety, security and privacy concerns such systems raise. It addresses these issues along two main prongs of research: (i) smart robots, privacy, security and safety; and (2) healthcare robots. The first prong analyses the legal and technical challenges in addressing privacy, security and safety concerns that smart robots pose. The second prong examines the legal, technical and ethical issues associated with the growing inter-dependence and interactions of tangible and virtual elements in robots used for healthcare purposes. Further information about the scope and remit of the project may be found here:  https://www.jus.uio.no/ifp/english/research/projects/nrccl/viros/index.html

The appointee will undertake research on the legal and regulatory aspects of both research prongs. She/he will work in tandem with a postdoctoral research fellow, along with other members of the VIROS team. Although the appointee’s research will have a legal focus, much of the research involved will be interdisciplinary, drawing on expertise in socio-economic, technological, cultural and political processes, along with law. Moreover, the research will focus not just on legally binding codes (“hard law”) but also a range of “soft law” initiatives (e.g., recommendations, guidelines, memoranda of understandings, technical standards and industry/branch codes of practice). It will also take account of regulatory policy in a variety of jurisdictions.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian master degree in law or its equivalent. Other education at the same level may be accepted, based on an assessment in each case, if the education is highly relevant to the subject matter and remit of the VIROS project. Admission to the PhD programme requires the candidate to have excellent grades.
  • As the project leader will define more precisely the research agenda of the appointee, applicants do not need to submit an extensive project proposal. However, applicants are requested to submit a short proposal (maximum 5 pages) sketching how they would tackle their part of the research project as outlined above, in light of the methodological challenges they envisage the research will present.
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ assumed academic and personal ability to complete their part of the project within the given time frame, taking particular account of the interdisciplinary and interjurisdictional requirements of the VIROS project.
  • The project language is English and the applicants should therefore have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken. A good command of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage, though not a condition.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per. annum
  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Favourable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include

  • A 5 page description of the proposed research to be undertaken during the 3 year project period, including a description of the aims, methodologies and theoretical ambitions, as well as a list of planned publications. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute towards the goals of VIROS.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates and diplomas. Diplomas issued in other languages than Scandinavian or English must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation. Applicants with grades from outside Norway must attach an explanation of their university grading system.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • A complete list of publications and relevant unpublished works
  • In the case of co-authored works, a statement by the co-author(s) must be enclosed explaining the extent of the contributions by the various people involved.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested candidates regardless of for instance gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

Professor Lee Andrew Bygrave

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Private Law (IFP) was established in 1955 and is one of the five departments that together comprise the Faculty of Law. The department is the largest Norwegian academic milieu working directly with private law subjects.

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Deadline

1st November 2019

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PhD scholarship within Intelligent Sensing and Automation

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Ås, Norway, has a vacant (3-year) PhD position related to intelligent sensing and automation.

The Robotics Group at NMBU has been working for some time in developing novel autonomous systems for agricultural purposes and has recently embarked on expanding its competence into automation for the food (specifically, meat) industry. This has been developed through research projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council, and most recently a €7.5 million H2020 European funded project (RoBUTCHER) involving 10 partners from across Europe.

The long-term goal of the research is the development of a robust, flexible and scalable cognitive robotics platform, generally referred to as a “Meat Factory Cell”. Automation in the food sector to-date is relatively inaccessible for low- and medium- volume producers. RoBUTCHER brings forward a new strategy which deviates significantly from current line-based production methods used in meat production.

Successful implementation of this innovative approach depends on a combination of several research areas. At NMBU, in addition to hosting the robotics platform, the aim is to develop tools using intelligent sensors, based on near-field radar, and automation techniques which can adapt and adjust to the soft, flexible and variable materials (e.g. muscle, fat, etc.) as well as identify hard objects (e.g. bone). Such sensors will be incorporated into robotic tooling, both for cutting and handling, to improve the capability of the RoBUTCHER platform beyond the current state-of-the-art. Furthermore, it is necessary to ensure that the robotic systems respond in a timely fashion to the sensor inputs, mimicking the “feel” that butchers experience when cutting by hand (i.e. not what they see), and their ability to “adapt”.

Main tasks

The main activities will be related to the following topics:

  • Intelligent sensor design, modelling and development
  • Multi-variate and spectral data analysis
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Robotic control and interfacing
  • Dissemination of research results

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Project Co-ordinator, Dr Alex Mason. NMBU

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Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities:

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • A Master degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Proficiency in programming Python, C or C++.
  • Demonstrable experience or competence in multivariate and/or spectral data analysis.

Desired academic qualifications or experience

  • A Master degree in Engineering, preferably related to Automation, Control, Robotics or Mechatronics.
  • Experience working with sensor systems and/or robotic control systems
  • Experience working with Universal or ABB robots
  • Experience of modelling, simulation or computer aided design (CAD)

Required personal skills

  • Fluent in written and spoken English as specified in NMBU PhD regulation, §5.2(2)
  • Result-oriented and highly motivated
  • Ability to collaborate as well as work independently
  • Flexibility, and able to work under pressure with tight deadlines

Desirable personal skills

  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Fluency in an EU-member language, besides English.

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow and placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479.600) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact Dr. Alex Mason, Associate Professor.

Email: alex.mason@nmbu.no; phone: +4791749792.

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicants NMBU

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 10.10.2019

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of at least two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technoolgy, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 10.10.2019. Please quote reference number 19/03896

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About REALTEK

The Faculty of Science and Technology has 130 employees, about 1,100 students and about 60 PhD students. The Faculty offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in natural sciences and engineering in the fields of environmental physics and renewable energy, building and architecture, water and environmental technology, machine-, process and product development, robotics geomatics, data science and educational sciences. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.
 

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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10th October 2019

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PhD scholarship Social Psychology/Cultural Psychology/Political Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

The PhD student will propose a project related to the P.I.’s research areas: (in)tolerance of economic inequality; protests & social movements; migration; cultural clashes. The principal investigator of the project and the PhD supervisor is Séamus Power, Assistant Professor in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology. Employment of the PhD student preferably starts in February 2020 or shortly thereafter.

RequirementsApplicants should have studied Psychology, Anthropology, Human Development, or a closely related subject at undergraduate level. There is a preference for a student with a master’s degree though this is not strictly compulsory. The candidate should be experienced with multiple methods (ethnographic and experimental). Methodological pluralism and knowledge in social, cultural, political psychology is essential. It is not a requirement to understand, speak, or learn Danish.

The chosen candidate will be enrolled at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the academic, private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination.

InformationFurther information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:

In English: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english

In Danish http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities.

In English: http://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/

In Danish: http://samf.ku.dk/forskning/

ApplicationsThe University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.

In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.

The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below, and must include: 

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 10 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
  • Time schedule
  • CV 
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA) 
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)

The 5+3 PhD study programme In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 27.135,43 per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme.The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

The 4+4 PhD study programme Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). This SU salary amounts to about DKK 12,000 per month. More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies. 

​On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about enclosures to include with your electronic application: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/ (in English) and http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/ (in Danish). The time schedule is meant as a short outline of the PhD study programme envisioned at the time of application. Obviously, it is not possible to plan things like course participation in detail for the three years, when submitting the application. The time schedule is more meant to give an idea if it is realistic to complete the project within the designated timeframe with all the required elements included.  

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2019. (23.59 CET)

For further information, please contact Séamus Power: seamus.power@psy.ku.dk

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant disciplines.

4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.

Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and 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

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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: 31 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Department of Psychology
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