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PhD Project in Photonics Hypercrystals Bio-Sensing Applications

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering. Department is now seeking to employ a PhD student to conduct research on using metamaterial platform in biomedical applications, in particularly for detection of cardiac biomarkers.

Description of the PhD project
Detection and identification of trace amount of molecules has immense impact not only on fundamental research but also on the various applications from environmental monitoring to medical and clinical diagnosis. The mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy offers a unique label-free detection scheme thanks to the characteristic light absorption features of molecules in the mid-infrared wavelengths.  However, the sizes of molecules are typically on the order of nanometers as opposed to microns of mid-infrared wavelengths, resulting in weak absorption features and making detection of low concentration and small changes extremely challenging.

Therefore, this PhD project aims at developing a sensing platform based on novel metamaterial structures to enhance the sensitivity of molecular detections in mid-infrared wavelengths.  We especially aim at the detection of cardiac biomarkers, that is, certain proteins in blood, whose concentration serves as an indicator of “heart attack”, dramatically increasing when one’s heart has a problem.

Responsibilities and tasks
  

  • Fabrication (major task): Fabrication of metamaterials at the state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility, DTU Danchip/Nanolab.
  • Optical characterization (major task): Analyte preparation and detection of biomarker.
  • Theory (minor task): Simulation and design of metamaterial nanostructures by using commercially available software (COMSOL, Lumerical).
  • Dissemination of results through scientific publications, patents and conference presentations, Supervision of MSc or BSc students.
  • The PhD study also comprises courses equivalent to 30 ECTS credits and an international secondment of 3-6 months duration.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, nanotechnology,  biophysics, photonics engineering/science or similar with an academic level equivalent to the MSc degree in engineering/Physics.

The candidate should possess most of the following: 
 
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated research tasks, and also to be a part of the large research team.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment ability.
  • Team spirit and excellent collaboration skills
  • Computer proficiency. Ideally proficient in MATLAB.
  • Experience in nanofabrication in clean room environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent written and oral English.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assoc. Andrei V. Lavrinenko, alav@fotonik.dtu.dk and Prof. Peter Andersen, peta@fotonik.dtu.dk.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Andrei V. Lavrinenko, alav@fotonik.dtu.dk and Dr. Osamu Takayama, otak@fotonik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Fotonik on 
www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and  Excel spreadsheet here
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their MSc degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 31 January 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

PhD scholarship in Numerical Modeling of Micro Plasto Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Lubrication Mechanisms

DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Section for ManufacturingEngineering has a vacant 3-year PhD position in numerical modeling of microplasto hydrostatic and hydrodynamic lubrication mechanisms. The position is tobe filled March 1st, 2019 or soon after that.

Tribology is important for process feasibility, tool wear and componentquality in metal forming. Some of the lubrication mechanisms can be enhanced bytailoring tool and workpiece surfaces or by optimizing process parameters.Numerical simulation of these mechanisms represents an important step towardsfurther understanding of the fundamentals as well as a valuable method toassist the optimization of metal forming processes from a lubrication point ofview. The specific area of the PhD project is simulation of micro plastohydrostatic and hydrodynamic lubrication mechanisms.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD project will include numerical modeling of complex lubricationmechanisms with potential of improving and optimizing metal forming operations.The numerical modeling will involve fluid mechanics, solid mechanics andcoupling of the two domains to handle their interactions. Therefore: 

    Are you interested in numerical modeling of a complex fluid-solid problem, perhaps you are our new PhD student.

During the three years of employment: 

    You will be responsible for coding a framework capable of handling metal plasticity, fluid flow and their mutual interaction.You will contribute to an important topic in metal forming, both from an academic and an industrial point of view.You will be engaged in a general challenge in numerical modeling; namely the fluid-solid interaction.You will be publishing in scientific journals and present your work at international conferences.You will be involved in academic work such as being teaching assistant.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or asimilar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and thecandidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. Forinformation about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of thePhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.   

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Chris Valentin Nielsen. 

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for theexcellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Weoffer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. Westrive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegialrespect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the DanishConfederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed uponwith the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

The workplace will be DTU Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Chris Valentin Nielsen, tel.: +454525 4770.

You can read more about DTU Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 27 December 2018 (local time). To apply, please open thelink “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The followingmust be attached in English: 

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannotbegin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplineswithin Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering,Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering,Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. Thedepartment has a scientific staff of about 150 persons, 95 PhD students and atechnical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research,education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance scienceand technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society,and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technologicalchallenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic universitycollaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
Deadline: 27 December 2018
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Thursday December 27th, 2018

Re-advertisements – fully financed fellowships (from April 2019)


The Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University is recruiting talented, ambitious and highly motivated candidates for three-year fully financed PhD positions.

We re-advertise the following three challenging world-class PhD projects:

Find more information about the individual projects, candidate requirements, employment conditions etc. by clicking the project titles or go to the website listing the re-advertised project proposalsPlease consult our application guide before applying.

Application deadline is 7 January 2019 at 23:59 (CEST). 
Earliest enrolment date is 
1 April 2019 and latest enrolment date is 1 October 2019.


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Post expires on Monday January 7th, 2019

Doctoral student in biochemistry

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, kemiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Job description

A PhD-position is announced in biochemistry. The research project will be directed towards structural and functional characterizations of pain receptors from insects and man. These comparative studies are aiming at identification of selective agonists that activate pain receptors of the pine weevil. These receptors are targets for the development of antifeedants that can be used to prevent damages by the pine weevil on conifer seedlings in the reestablishment of forests in clear-felled areas. To expand the knowledge on the structure and function of these targets, a certain type of pain receptors (TRPA1 ion channels) of pine weevil and man will be overexpressed, solubilized and purified from a yeast in a similar way as have been described in Moparthi et al., 2014 (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 111(47):16901-16906) and Survery et al., 2016 (J Biol Chem. 291(52):26899-26912). The work will include general molecular biological methods and biochemical methods for separation and analysis of membrane proteins. Functional studies will be carried out on the purified receptor after it has been incorporated in a lipid membrane. The structural characterization of the isolated protein, with or without the agonist present, will primarily be done by x-ray crystallography, but also by means of circular dichroism, dynamic light scattering, tryptophan fluorescence, cross-linking and mass spectrometry. Protein modelling, docking studies and site directed mutagenesis are complementing methods in detailed analyses of the binding sites of the agonists.

Qualifications

The succesful candidate should have at least 4 years of academic education in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology or similar including an independent project. A masters degree is a merit. Practical experience of the above described research area and methods are merits.

How to apply:

Application is done online and should include a CV with two reference persons with contact details (email), title and summary of independent project, a list of courses and the grades achieved and the diploma for the achieved degree. Other merits can be included.

In the application the following questions should be addressed:

  • why is the applicant a suitable candidate for the PhD-position? (1/2 A4-page)
  • based on the articles Moparthi et al., 2014 and Survery et al., 2016 referred to above, state a relevant research question and describe how it potentially could be addressed (1/2 A4-page).


Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4268
Contact Urban Johanson, professor, 046-2224194
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date31.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

2 Postdocs in Civil and Cultural Challenges to “the Nordic Model”

The Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School is in the process of prioritizing research in contemporary and long-term challenges to civil and cultural life in the Nordic countries. In so doing, two postdoc positions have been created to be filled a.s.a.p.   

The post doc. is a non-tenured position with research obligation. To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department.

One position is a 3-year postdoc on national versus Nordic models. This position is affiliated with the ongoing Nordic research program ReNEW Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World. The candidate will be associated with the History Group within the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, and is expected to take part in the center’s academic activities. The focus of the project should be on the relationship/contrast between national traditions, and ideas of common Nordic models. The project analyses empirical fields associated with the cultural or civil sector. The expected output is a co-edited book/anthology together with Associate Professor Mads Mordhorst, and at least three articles in relevant journals. For further info please contact: Mads Mordhorst, mmo.mpp@cbs.dk.   

The other position is a 2-year postdoc affiliated to the ongoing project: Comparative Analysis of Associative Governance in Norden with emphasis on long-term historical aspects of civic engagement and democratic corporativism in business and politics. The candidate will be associated with the CBS Center for Civil Society Studies. Deliverables include a peer reviewed monograph in English co-authored by professors Anker Brink Lund and Haldor Byrkjeflot (to be published in the Fall of 2020) and shorter, less academic texts addressing the general reading public in Norden. For further info please contact Anker Brink Lund: abl.mpp@cbs.dk.  

The postdocs will be associated with Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. MPP is organised into four research groups: politics; business history; philosophy; and management. We are a uniquely multi-disciplinary research department with the ambition to make our research in management and organization studies as well as adjacent fields known to students, companies, public institutions, and research colleagues as innovative, creative and critical/reflexive. A multi-disciplinary dialogue that challenges and combines academic disciplines and perspectives ties research at the department together. The department is committed to research-based education and to bring this understanding into play in society in a constructive, engaged, and valuable manner. A key focus of MPP is to publish its research with highly ranked academic journals and book publishers across a broad spectrum of areas, reflecting the department’s multidisciplinary set-up. Across the department, there is a keen interest in developing new forms of teaching and learning environments in collaboration with CBS faculty, international researchers, students and partner organizations.   

Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp

Qualifications  
The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent in history, ethnology or sociology or similar. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential. Emphasis is placed on research relevant to the job description. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken) and at least one Nordic language. Applicants are asked to sketch a dedicated research project within the priorities of the department, focusing on cultural and/or civil challenges in Norden.  

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities) 

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. Application Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.  

Application 

Application must include:  





-A summary of the candidate’s main strengthens and abilities.  
-A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration) 
-Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.  
-Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.  
-Transcript(s) and a full CV Recruitment procedure 
-A project description (5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan in form of a Gantt chart. 

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.   

Closing date: 3 January 2019. Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.      

Closing date: 3 January 2019.

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With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

 



Post expires on Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Post doc position with a special focus on Faculty Development in Higher Education in the Digital Age

The Department of Marketing at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for a vacant position as post doc in faculty development in higher education in the digital age. The successful applicant will be part of the cross-departmental project on Research in Blended Learning (RiBL), which will run until the end of 2022. The aim of the project is the construction of new knowledge about the future of technology-supported teaching and learning in Higher Education and its consequences and prospects for student learning. The RiBL project reflects CBS’s firm commitment to a continuous development of faculty and innovative pedagogical approaches, both online and offline. Besides being part of RiBL, the applicant will be affiliated with the department of marketing at CBS, which is a main contributor to the blended learning agenda.   The department of marketing focuses on contributing to a holistic understanding of the interactions and activities in the marketplace, and, towards that end, we draw on other academic disciplines to the extent that these disciplines improve the quality of our marketing research. The research of the Department covers several areas such as consumer behavior, business-to-business marketing, branding, corporate social responsibility, design, international marketing, strategic marketing, neuro science, and tourism marketing. Faculty members use a wide range of methods. The Department also is involved in teaching a palette of courses including branding, marketing strategy, digital marketing and sales management, business-to-business marketing, design, international marketing, and tourism marketing. Further, the department of marketing is in the forefront of implementing blended learning at CBS and contributes to research on blended learning and faculty development across and outside of CBS.  

Responsibilities  

• A main responsibility is the contribution to the RiBL-project over the full duration of the post doc period. 

• To publish in the higher ranked peer reviewed international journals (AJG-rank 3, 4 or 4* or journals of similar impact and quality). 

• Seeking and establishing research collaborations with international researchers. 

• Carry out research-based teaching and supervision, i.e. within faculty development. 
• Rejuvenating existing sessions, courses and teaching programs and contributing to innovative new ones. 
• Promoting CBSs academic reputation. 
• Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBSs stakeholders in particular. 
• Demonstrate citizenship by, for example, active participation in the regular research activities at the department, CBS, and wider discipline community.  The proposed position will focus on faculty development in higher education in the digital age. We welcome applicants who fully embrace the opportunities and challenges of the digital age and who have expertise in quantitative/mixed methods, as well as theoretically advanced and practically relevant ideas and experiences within faculty development.   

The digitalization of education is influencing teaching in higher education in several ways, for example, by providing new opportunities for interaction with students outside the face-to-face encounter and new forms of feedback to students. Moreover, the traditional transmission-oriented lecture increasingly is conducted online, freeing up resources for more dialogue and engagement in the classroom. These changes challenge established teaching practices and foster new requirements for competence development amongst faculty and, accordingly, also changes to faculty development programs beyond the training of faculty’s digital skills. Research about faculty development in higher education in the digital age may touch upon some of the following questions:  

• Which teaching competences are needed in higher education in the digital age, and what are the implications for faculty development? 
• How does teaching and learning in the digital age affect the relationship between teachers/students and students/students, and what are the implications for faculty development? 
• What implications does teaching in the digital age have for the well-being of teachers in higher education (i.e. satisfaction, self-construal, self-efficacy, etc.), and what are the implications for identity construction and faculty development?  
• How is teaching and learning in the digital age affected by differences in digital knowledge and skills between digital immigrants and digital natives, and what are the implications for faculty development? 
• How does teaching and learning in the digital age affect current roles of teachers, students and staff, and what are the implications for faculty development?  

Although not comprehensive, these questions illustrate that faculty development programs in the digital age need to change more fundamentally than offering courses on teaching technologies. Specifically, the candidate is expected to (1) provide state of the art knowledge about the consequences the digital age has on faculty’s developmental needs and their implications for faculty development programs. (2) develop a research project that reflects – some of – these needs, and (3) provide implications for faculty development in the digital age.   

The post doc. is a non-tenured 2-year position with research obligation but can be extended to three years with an extra teaching obligation.

To fulfill the requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department. The successful applicant has the opportunity to participate in the assistant professor program at CBS on teaching principles and methods in order to fulfill the pedagogical requirements made to apply for associate professorship.

  Qualifications 

The successful applicant must hold or be close to obtaining a PhD and have an international profile. The applicant must have published in higher-ranked journals. In addition, the applicant must have excellent teaching qualifications. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken). We encourage applicants with a social-science background in i.e. psychology or sociology. Applicants, who can demonstrate an international profile with evidence of professional development research and/or teaching and learning research with real impact on theory and/or practice, are especially welcome.  

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness, and relevance of its research and teaching. Candidates, who wish to join us, should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational, and dissemination activities).  For further information please contact: Professor (MSO) Thyra Uth Thomsen, e-mail mailto: tt.marktg@cbs.dk. Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finances agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.  

Application 

The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system. 

An application must include: 

1. A motivated statement of why the candidate applies. 
2. An initial outline of a potential research project (maximum of five pages).  
3. Proof of qualifications and a full CV, including information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.  4. Documentation of qualifications within teaching & learning.  
5. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.  
6. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) will be taken into consideration.   

We will use shortlisting when reviewing the applications. 3-5 applications will be shortlisted. An expert committee will be reviewing the shortlisted job applications. The committee’s assessment of the shortlisted candidates will be submitted to the person in question.  Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at http://www.cbs.dk.  

Closing date: 15 January 2019.

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With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Registry-Based Documentation

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Postdoc in registry-based documentation at the Department of Economics.   

The Department of Economics provides research, teaching, and knowledge transfer within the core areas of economics – microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. The department is especially active in business-related economic research and hosts two research centres: Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) and Centre for Innovation (CFI).   

The main task of the successful applicant for the Postdoc position is to document important datasets for researchers (both at CBS and outside CBS) that use Danish registries to conduct their research. An important part of the documentation work is to review previous or current studies that use the datasets under consideration and to do a critical assessment of different ways in which people have dealt with problems and breaks in the datasets. The Postdoc is expected to produce a series of documents on each of the major datasets, providing basic information on the data in English for researchers to access. The Postdoc will, among others, focus on the following datasets: Labor market datasets, experian firm dataset, wealth dataset, and housing dataset.   

The Postdoc is a non-tenured position for up to two years with research obligation.   To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the research activities of the Department.   

Qualifications  

The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential. Emphasis is placed on research relevant to the job description. The applicant must in particular have experience in working with registry-based documentation. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken). Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes.  Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities). For further information please contact: Head of Department Lars Peter Østerdal, tel.: +45 3815 5641, e-mail lpo.eco@cbs.dk.  Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/econ. Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.   

Application  

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. Application must include:  

  1. A summary of the candidate’s main strengths and abilities.  
  2. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the publications to be considered during the review. A maximum of 5 publications (or other unpublished work) for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.   
  3. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration)   
  4. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.   
  5. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.   
  6. Transcript(s) and a full CV.  

Recruitment procedure  

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist applicants; when possible at least two and preferably five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.  

 Closing date  

Closing date is 3 January 2019.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline. Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.    

Closing date: 3 January 2019.

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With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

Post expires on Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Postdoctoral position in Quantum Computing applied to Quantum Chemistry

Building a platform for modelling molecules on quantum computers
Within the the EU QT-Flagship, the OpenSuperQ consortium will build a cloud-based superconducting quantum computer. As part of this effort, we are currently seeking a Postdoc in Computational Quantum Chemistry, who will work in the Chalmers team modelling physical systems on quantum computers. The aim is to develop algorithms for calculating the electronic structure and energy surfaces of molecules of relevance to prebiotic chemistry, beginning with water and hydrogen cyanide, and to run them on the available simulated and physical quantum hardware. The calculations will benchmark quantum computers and provide tests of quantum advantage and quantum superiority.

About the Quantum technologies flagship
The QT-Flagship is a 10 year one billion Euro European effort to stay at the forefront of Quantum Information Processing. The first funding period covers 3 years, starting 1 October 2018. OpenSuperQ is one out of two major quantum computing projects that were funded. The mission of OpenSuperQ is to create a 50-100 qubit quantum processor in 3 years, to match efforts at Google, IBM, Rigetti, Intel, as well as similar efforts in Canada and China. 

About the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology – WACQT
The Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) is a 10-year initiative aimed to bring Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of Quantum Technology (QT). The four pillars of QT are: Quantum Computing, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Communication and Quantum Sensing. The centre is funded mainly by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundations with additional contributions from the participating universities and industry. At Chalmers, the focus will be to build a superconducting quantum computer/simulator and to explore useful applications of quantum computing/simulation. As a Postdoc within OpenSuperQ you will be closely interacting with Postdocs and PhD students in WACQT.

About the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2)
At the AQP laboratory we work on theoretical aspects of future high performance nano-electronic systems. Our research covers a broad spectrum of problems, everything from the fundamental problems to the very applied ones. In particular, we are interested in quantum information processing with superconducting electronics, mesoscopic superconductivity and transport in nanostructures, molecular electronics, and graphene electronics. We work in close collaboration with the experimental groups at the Linnaeus Center “Engineered Quantum Systems” at Chalmers.

The MC2 houses a state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom facility.

About the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
The work will include close collaboration with theorists and experimentalists within OpenSuperQ and a Chalmers research group in Quantum Chemistry (rahmlab.com). The chemistry research group utilizes a broad range of methodologies, from structure search algorithms coupled to massively parallelized density functional theory calculations for predicting new materials, to ab initio calculation of properties, performance and detection characteristics. We ask fundamental questions and are interested in chemically realistic in silico design of challenging new materials, prebiotic chemistry, and the development of new conceptual methods for analysing electronic structure.

Details of the departmental research activities can be found at:
http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/chem/research/Pages/researchstart.aspx

Details about the research group can be found at:
http://www.rahmlab.com   

Major responsibilities
Algorithm development and testing of quantum computation applied to quantum chemical problems. One focus will be on correlated wave function calculations using coupled cluster or multi-reference methods.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications

Required qualifications:
• PhD in Theoretical Chemistry or equivalent.
• Fluency in English, oral and written; interest and skills in working collaboratively as well as independently.
• Experience working with state-of-the-art multireference quantum chemistry methods.

Desired qualifications:
• Experience of Computational Physics, Computational Chemistry, and/or Quantum Information Processing. Experience of numerical modeling, method development in quantum chemistry, quantum information science, and python programming. Experience developing wave function methods, such as coupled cluster and multi reference SCF methods is an advantage. The candidate should appreciate working in projects together with experimentalists. 

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to youChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180624 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 31 January 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Göran Johansson,
MC2/AQP,
goran.l.johansson@chalmers.se,
+46-31-772 3237


 



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
   


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2-4 Excellence PhD student positions within Excellence Initiative Nano

We are looking for the brightest minds among all Nano-interested students at Chalmers and world-wide. The winners are awarded with one PhD-postion each, which they can place at any Nano research group at Chalmers. This is the fourth of a yearly recurring call.

Most PhD student positions at Chalmers are announced by a specific research group, funded by a specific research project. With an Excellence PhD student position you have your own funding, which of course gives you far more freedom in choosing both research group and research project.

A PhD exam in Nano is the perfect start for your career, whether you aim at academic research at the highest level, advancing technology and business ideas in major companies or spinning off your own idea into a start-up company.

Chalmers’ Excellence Initiative Nano coordinates research on the unique chemical and physical phenomena that prevail at very small dimensions, and promote the development of technologies that utilise these phenomena. The results obtained have been commercialised in several areas, in particular at the interface of nanophysics and nanochemistry.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
The selection is based on three criteria:
1) Your MSc grade average
2) A two-page written reflection on research, e.g. your current MSc project and/or future plans.
3) An interview with the top candidates.

To be eligible to apply your MSc exam should not be older than June 2018. If you have not graduated at the time of application, the exam should be scheduled no later than June 2019. If you are already accepted in a PhD school at Chalmers, you are not eligible to apply.

If you win, you have to start your PhD position before the end of 2019, at the latest. The position can be placed at any research group connected to the AoA Nano at Chalmers. The research group has to approve.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to youChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180676 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• A two-page written reflection on research, e.g. your current MSc project and/or future plans. 

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 28 February, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Bo Albinsson
E-mail: balb@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 3044

Professor Göran Johansson
E-mail: Goran.L.Johansson@chalmers.se 
Phone: +46 31 772 3237

   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
   


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PhD scholarship in Digitalization

The Department of Digitalization cares about the interaction of people, data and technology in all of its manifestations. We study how individuals, groups, organizations and society can grow and prosper by capitalizing on digital technologies.   

Teaching responsibilities of the department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in Bachelor in Business Administration and Information Systems, Bachelor in Information Management, MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems and the MSc in IT (eBusiness).   Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover:  

IT Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions  
For further information please contact: associate professor Stefan Henningsson via e-mail sh.digi@cbs.dk.   

Internet of Things Theme (IoT)  
For further information please contact: associate professor Abid Hussain via e-mail ah.digi@cbs.dk.   

Cashless Society  
For further information please contact: associate professor Jonas Hedman via e-mail jh.digi@cbs.dk.   

Big Social Data Analytics

or further information please contact: professor Ravi Vatrapu via e-mail rv.digi@cbs.dk.   

Cloud Business  
For further information please contact: associate professor Xiao Xiao via e-mail xx.digi@cbs.dk.   Sharing Economy  For further information please contact: professor Ioanna Constantiou via e-mail ic.digi@cbs.dk.   

Digital Transformation of Work  
For further information please contact: professor Mari-Klara Stein via e-mail ms.digi@cbs.dk.   

Blockchain  
For further information please contact: professor Michel Avital via e-mail ma.digi@cbs.dk.   

Sports Digitalization  
For further information please contact: professor Chee-Wee Tan via e-mail ct.digi@cbs.dk.  

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.   

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd .  It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/digi.   

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.   

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).   

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.   

General information:  

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours).

The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.   

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.   The PhD student will be enrolled at the Doctoral School of Business and Management. To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.   The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.   

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).

Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is strongly encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC register and choose the PhD Program. Recruitment procedure  

The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.   

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.   

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.   Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.   Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.   

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.  

 Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.   

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships within the fields of Digitalization.   

Closing date: 1 February 2019.

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With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow on bounding the Earth´s climate sensitivity

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at the Department of Meteorology. Closing date: 21 January 2019.

At the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU) we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department employs some 65 individuals, of which about 30 are scientists, 20 PhD students and 15 in the administration and the technical support. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research (www.bolin.su.se) and together with three other departments at the university cover research of most of the important aspects of the climate system.

For more information about MISU: www.misu.su.se/research.

Project description
The Earth’s temperature response to increasing CO2 is key to understanding our past changing climate and for projecting into the future. But unfortunately the strength of the response is not well constrained. The latest IPCC report states a likely range of 1.5 to 4.5 degrees equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) for a doubling of atmospheric CO2, but with an up to 10 percent likelihood of it being above 6 degrees. In particular the risks involved with Earth possibly having a high equilibrium climate sensitivity are concerning, both scientifically as well as practically.

It is the purpose of the five-year highECS European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project to rein in the upper bound on Earth’s climate sensitivity. The project has a strong focus on what Earth’s past can teach us, and seeks to understand what models might be missing, with an overarching goal of a physical reconciliation of the evidence. The project is envisioned, but not bound, to proceed along three lines:

1) Confronting ideas of high ECS with the past. Here a state-of the art climate model is tailored to exhibit various extreme cloud feedbacks, and then run into historical and pre-historical warm and cold climates, in part to test their validity, but with the ultimate goal to build confidence in emergent constraints of ECS. An important component here is the interpretation of proxies as evidence for past climates.

2) Time- and state-dependent feedbacks. Here we seek to build the physical foundation of how climate change feedback mechanisms may be different in warmer or colder climates, and we will strive to quantify how patterns of warming arising when the climate is out of equilibrium (such as currently is the case) may impact the radiation balance.

3) Missing or biased feedbacks. Climate models have strong positive tropical infrared feedbacks, however, they systematically underestimate the infrared emission response to space – as observed from satellites – related to natural variations in surface temperature. In this part we will test ideas of why that might be the case, and relate these short-term biases to the long-term climate feedbacks.

The proposed work can focus on one or more of these topics, or be supportive of the overall goal of the project. As tools fellows have options to use the for example the MPI-ESM1.2 climate model and the ICON global cloud resolving model running on Swedish supercomputers, but are certainly not bound to using these.

Main responsibilities
Here we are looking for one or two postdoctoral fellows to work within the highECS project team. Candidates are expected to conduct research which contributes to the project objective as described above.

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.

Selection criteria will be on scientific merit and skills relevant to the project.

Terms of employment
The positions involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension within the project. Starting date is preferentially in Winter or Spring 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 Thorsten Mauritsen, thorsten.mauritsen@misu.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), 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!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 21/01/2019

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Hourly paid PhD fellow in Exercise Biochemistry

The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports is offering a position as hourly paid (4.5 hours per week) PhD fellow in Exercise Biochemistry. The position is available from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019.
Required qualifications   
As an applicant you must have:
  • Obtained a Master´s degree in exercise biochemistry or related fields prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills
Preferred qualifications  
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong background in/experience with mouse experimentation and biochemical analyses.
Job description  
The tasks will be agreed with Professor Erik A. Richter, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, E-mail: erichter@nexs.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 35321626
The tasks may consist in dissemination, research, teaching, library assignments, or other specialist’s assignments (except administrative tasks), which may relieve the other scientific staff.
Key criteria for the assessment of applicants  
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Previous publications
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills
  • The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills
Formal requirements  
The successful applicant should preferably be enrolled as a PhD-student at the Faculty of Science.
The PhD student is expected to be affiliated to the graduate programme at Science.
Terms of employment  
The position as an hourly paid PhD fellow is available for 6 months with an average number of working hours of  4.5 hours per week.
The employment is made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning Academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), appendix 5 C.
The hourly salary is DKK 214,16 (1 October 2018).
Application procedure  
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW.
Your application must include:
  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the position (max. one page)
  • Full CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Confirmation of enrolment as a PhD student (if available)
  • Possible publication list
  • Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations
The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.
Deadline for applications: 3 January 2019 at 23.59 (GMT+1)
Post application procedure  
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.
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 at http://employment.ku.dk  
An answer as to the granting of the position can be expected approx. 1 month after application deadline.
Questions
For further information, applicants may contact Professor Erik A. Richter, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, E-mail: erichter@nexs.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 35321626

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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: 3 January 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Email: erichter@nexs.ku.dk
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Post expires on Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Postdoc position in potato disease management 1019263

Aarhus University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Agroecology (http://agro.au.dk/en/) invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position, starting 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 
The research section
The successful candidate will be part of the Crop Health Section (http://agro.au.dk/en/research/research-sections/crop-health). The section conducts research on various aspects of crop health including fungal disease management.
 
The research area
One of the ongoing research topics within the Crop Health section is potato diseases including experimental epidemiology of early blight and late blight in potatoes. The candidate will work primarily on the project “BlightManager” aiming at developing decision support systems for blight diseases in potatoes. The project is supported by the GUDP innovation programme within the Ministry of Environment and Food.
 
The candidate will be responsible for: 
• Planning and initiation of inoculated disease trials in potatoes integrating varietal resistance, crop rotation, fertilizer management and fungicide use
• Conducting and analysing both greenhouse and field experiments
• Characterization of early blight and late blight pathogens in Denmark in cooperation with research teams
• Development of disease forecasting models, disease management models and decision support systems with early blight and late blight in potatoes based on weather parameters
• Evaluating the interactions between host resistance and fungicide use controlling early blight and late blight 
 
The candidate will be affiliated to the disease management team consisting of scientists, technicians and PhD students. 
 
Qualifications
• PhD degree within plant disease epidemiology and/or pathogen population biology 
• Research experience with early blight and late blight in potatoes
• Documented experience with inoculation experiments under field or greenhouse conditions 
• Documented experience with development of disease models
• Experience from working in a research team with many technicians and students will be an advantage as well as participation in international research collaboration and networking 
• Interest and skills in scientific communication in international per-review journals 
 

Research environment
The Department of Agroecology carries out research in agroecology, that is to say the interaction between plants, animals, humans and the environment within agroecosystems for the production of food, feed, energy and bio-based products. We contribute to sustainable production and growth via excellent research, advice and teaching.  
 
The vision of the department is to belong to the elite of research institutions that work with agroecosystems and aims to create, develop and transfer ground-breaking knowledge that can promote society’s bioeconomy nationally and internationally. 
 

The Department of Agroecology offers a dynamic and informal working environment with a good work-life-balance.  
 

Place of Work and area of Employment  
The place of work is Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 
Further information can be obtained from: Professor Per Kudsk, email: per.kudsk@agro.au.dk
 

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Please apply here
Location: Flakkebjerg
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Unit: Department of Agroecology
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Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

PhD Project in Fog Computing-based Autonomous Systems

DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering, would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position starting February 1st, 2019. The project is financed by a DTU PhD schollarship in collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU – both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.


Project Description
Fog Computing (also known as Real-Time Edge Computing) is a logical extension from Cloud Computing towards the edge of the network (where “things”, such as infrastructure and autonomous systems, are located), enabling applications that demand guarantees in safety, security, and real-time behavior. Fog Computing is envisioned to be used in several application areas, such as Smart Cities, Smart Transportation, Smart Energy, automotive, robotics and industrial automation. Future autonomous systems will rely on Fog Computing to deliver the increasing computation and communication needs at high-level of dependability.

The objective of this research project is to develop a Fog Computing platform for the safe and secure deployment of autonomous systems applications, while guaranteeing the non-functional properties, such as real-time behavior, dependability and security. The research will be validated on autonomous system platforms from the automotive area (DTU’s focus) and the maritime area (NTNU’s focus).

Qualifications
Candidates must have a master’s degree (120 ECTS) in Computer Science and/or Engineering, or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates who can document (i) knowledge of algorithms (especially optimization metaheuristics), (ii) experience with scientific paper writing, and in addition have a very high average grades in their master’s program.

Furthermore, good command of the English language is essential. Since this project is in collaboration with NTNU, the PhD student is expected to enrol in a double-degree program with NTNU, which has additional requirements related to NTNU, including spending a full year at NTNU and fulfilling their degree requirements.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in the DTU Compute PhD School Programme. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Paul Pop.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

The main workplace will be DTU Lyngby Campus but you are also expected to spend time at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further Information
Further information concerning the project can be obtained from Prof. Paul Pop, email: paupo@dtu.dk, phone: +45 4525 3732.

Further information concerning the application is available at the DTU Compute 
PhD homepage or by contacting PhD coordinator Lene Matthisson +45 4525 3377.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 27 December 2018 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 

  • Application (letter of motivation)
  • CV
  • Documentation of a relevant completed M.Sc. or M.Eng.-degree
  • Course and grade list of bachelor and master degrees
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

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 academic university 

Deadline: 27 December 2018
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Thursday December 27th, 2018

PhD Scholarship in Chemical Biology

Two 3-year PhD scholarships in chemical biology is available starting February 1st 2019 or shortly thereafter. The projects will be supervised by Assistant Professor Katrine Qvortrup and is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Fellowship Programme. The successful candidate will join a young and ambitious, international research team, which is a part of the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry section at DTU Chemistry. 
 

Research in the Qvortrup group is focused on the use of organic chemistry to solve problems in biology. This includes design and development of new improved drugs, as well as the use of synthetic molecules to systematically investigate the functions of genes, cells and biological pathways in living systems. 

 
Responsibilities and tasks 

The PhD projects will explore the field of ‘bioconjugation chemistry’. More specifically, we will design and development new and effective strategies to link a protein with different substrates. As a proof-of-concept, we will demonstrate the use of the novel conjugation strategies for attachment of a linker-drug component to an antibody for synthesis of improved antibody-drug conjugates in cancer treatment. 

 

The work will include the design, synthesis and characterization (NMR, IR and MS) of organic building blocks, as well as synthesis and in-depth structural characterizations of all new bioconjugates. Active dissemination of the obtained results, in scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job. Participation in supervision of students will be an integrated part of the job. 

 
Qualifications 

The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree in chemistry with a focus on synthetic organic chemistry. The successful candidate should thrive in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, eager to seek and share knowledge, able to work independently in a dynamic group environment, and should be confident in planning and carrying out complicated tasks. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are expected.

 

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in experimental organic chemistry, including:

  • Experience with peptide synthesis and purification (preparative HPLC).
  • Experience with analysis of peptides (NMR, MS, CD)
  • Experience with handling of biological reagents, including proteins.
Approval and Enrolment 

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

 
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. 

 

The Qvortrup group offers a demanding, exciting, and dynamic work environment. 

 
Salary and appointment terms 

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. 

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information 

Further information may be obtained from Assistant Professor Katrine Qvortrup, e-mail: kaqvo@kemi.dtu.dk, or Head or Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section, Professor Jens Øllgaard Duus, e-mail: jduus@kemi.dtu.dk

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 25 December 2018 (local time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU 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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 25 December 2018
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Tuesday December 25th, 2018

Postdoctoral researcher in systems medicine

Ref no: ORU 2.2.1-06221/2018

The School of Medical Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in [the domain of systems medicine] for a fixed-term appointment.

Subject area

The position is in clinical metabolomics studies in traumatic brain injury, with the primary focus on mining of multi-modal and multivariate data in order to develop diagnostic models for determining severity of TBI and to predict patient outcomes.

Background

EU project CENTER-TBI currently collects clinical data including patient records, files of imaging workup as well as blood samples from patients having suffered TBI of various severity from 60 sites of 20 EU countries. Detailed analysis and clinical and biological data banking is aimed in case of 5400 patients.

In a recently funded VR project, we aim to apply metabolic profiling of serum in CENTER-TBI prospective cohort of TBI patients to study the utility of the existing as well as to identify novel biomarkers of TBI which are also predictive of patient outcomes. These studies will be complemented by functional studies aiming to elucidate the underlying metabolic pathways in TBI. 

Selected publications by the research team, relevant to the project:

Dickens AM, et al. Serum Metabolites Associated with Computed Tomography Findings after Traumatic Brain

Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2018; 35(22): 2673-2683.

Orešič M, et al. Human Serum Metabolites Associate With Severity and Patient Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury. EBioMedicine. 2016 Oct;12:118-126

Duties and responsibilities

The appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree, to consolidate and develop primarily their research/artistic skills. [

The researcher will be a key person in the VR project entitled ‘ Blood-based metabolomics to predict severity and patient outcomes in traumatic brain injury’. In close collaboration with the CENTER-TBI project and our collaborators at Universities of Cambridge and Turku, and metabolomics laboratory at Örebro University (Prof. Tuulia Hyötyläinen), the researcher will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of prospective clinical metabolomics data from TBI patients, integrate the data with other modalities such as neuroimage and neurocognitive data, and to develop and validate statistical models to determine severity of TBI and to predict patient outcomes.

The researcher will also be involved in planning of metabolomics experiments at Örebro University.]

Eligibility

Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in metabolomics, systems biology, bioinformatics, machine learning or in related subject areas. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).

Assessment criteria

General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well. Particular importance shall be attached to the qualities enabling the candidate to contribute to the future development of both research and education. A demonstrated ability and desire to pursue an academic career is also of importance.

Documented knowledge and experience in biochemistry, biostatistics and statistical learning, involving analysis of biological multi-modal and multivariate data is a requirement. Experience with medical applications of metabolomics, particularly in the domains of traumatic brain injury and degenerative brain diseases, and metabolic research in general are merits. The applicant should be proficient in the R statistical language. The successful candidate should be creative, have the ability to both co-operate and independently work with research questions. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement.

Information

The position is a position for a fixed term of two years. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information, please contact Matej Orešič: +46-76-9464459, matej.oresic@oru.se

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • A covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • An account of research/artistic qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10) (Not only publication list.)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 31.12.2018. We look forward to receiving your application!

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As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

PhD position in Computer Science

Ref no: ORU 2.2.1-05025/2018

The School of Science and Technology at Örebro University offers a fully funded 4 years PhD position in Computer Science starting 1st of January 2019.

The PhD student will be affiliated with the research Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS).

Örebro University is a modern and prominent broad-based university with the courage to review and the ability to evolve. Our professional degree programmes are among the best in the country and we endeavour to be an attractive place of work where members of staff feel a sense of pride and satisfaction. 1,300 employees and 17,000 students come to work and study at Örebro University.

The research project will examine the problem of reinforcement learning (RL) in continuous state/action spaces. In particular, the project will aim at integrating techniques from both actor-critic and model-based RL with an inference engine and a knowledge representation framework, populated with automatically acquired knowledge. An embodied AI agent based on this framework will be devised, in order to learn policies for solving challenging mobile manipulation problems. The student is expected to concentrate on the problem of reinforcement learning in continuous action spaces. A particular focus will be using prior information (e.g., robot model) and semantic information (e.g., annotated demonstrations) to speed up and guide the learning process. Research will be performed in close collaboration with a second PhD student at Lund University through mutual visits, joint activities and coordinated supervision

The project is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest ever individual research program, and a major national initiative for strategically basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program is initiated and generously funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) with 2.6 billion SEK. In addition to this, the program receives support from collaborating industry and from participating universities to form a total budget of 3.5 billion SEK. Major goals are more than 50 new professors and more than 300 new PhDs within AI, Autonomous Systems and Software. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP please visit: http://wasp-sweden.org/.

Online information

Information on admission to the programme, application form, the general syllabus for the subject, the Regulations Handbook, and other information can be found on Örebro University’s webpage for research student information: www.oru.se. You can find information about how to apply for admission to doctoral studies below.

For more information on the programme and the post, please contact Todor Stoyanov (todor.stoyanov@oru.se) or Prof. Amy Loutfi +46 19 30 11 16 (amy.loutfi@oru.se). 

The programme

The successful candidate is offered a place on the research study programme concluding with the Degree of Doctor (alt Degree of Licentiate). The programme comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. Extensions to the study period are granted for instance to compensate for any sick leave and parental leave.

Information on programme content and organisation can be found in the general syllabus for the subject.

Doctoral studentships

The position is offered as a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme. Duties such as teaching, administration and research other than the student’s own thesis project may be included, however with no more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. To compensate for time spent on such duties, extensions to the programme length and funding period will be granted. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is 26.300 SEK per month.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to research studies, applicants are required to meet general and specific entry requirements. In addition, they shall be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject.

Applicants meet the general entry requirements for research studies if they

  1. have been awarded a qualification at the Master’s level, or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (four years) of which at least 60 credits (one year) were awarded at the Master’s level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible. The university may permit exemptions from the entry requirements for individual applicants, if there are special grounds.

For applicants to meet the specific entry requirements for research studies in the subject, the following applies engineering degree or master’s degree from computer science or related subject which includes an independent project on the advanced level, in a key area of importance in computer science.

Applicants who have acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meet the specific entry requirements. Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible.

The assessment whether an applicant has such ability in other respects to benefit from the programme shall be made based on prior courses and programmes taken by the applicant, on other previous activities, as well as on the essays and other independent projects of a scholarly nature that have been submitted by the applicant.

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the research studies shall be taken into account (see the university’s selection criteria, annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject). If applicants are found to have equal qualifications, preference will be given to applicants of the underrepresented sex. The term underrepresented sex here refers to if and when the share of either female or male students enrolled on the research study programme in the subject amounts to less than 40 per cent.

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

When applying for admission to research studies, always attach the following documents:

  • The form: Application form for admission to research studies.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Proof of completed higher education, if applicable degree certificates.
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met.
  • Independent project (degree project).
  • Motivation letter.

As a general rule, applications and enclosures should be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English. Documents written in other languages must be translated into Swedish or English by an authorised translator. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (www.kammarkollegiet.se).

When assessing higher education credentials from abroad, Örebro University follows the principles for validation applied by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR). Applicants with higher education qualifications from abroad are recommended to contact UHR (http://www.uhr.se/) to have their qualifications assessed.

An application for admission to the programme is by default also an application for a doctoral studentship.

We welcome your application, marked with the appropriate ref. no., no later than 1st of January 2019.


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Post expires on Tuesday January 1st, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Digitalisation of Business-to-Business Markets

A PhD scholarship in digitalisation of business-to-business markets is vacant at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management (www.sdu.dk/ier) from 15 August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years. Workplace will be at the department on Campus Sønderborg.

Digitalisation is changing the way business-to-business firms develop their business, innovation and communication etc. The focus of this PhD project is on the effects digitalisation has on business-to-business marketing. Digtalisering influence the way companies deliver value and how they make money. Digitalisation gives the possibility to create new value for customers by combining value nets of different companies and communicating customer value in new ways e.g. in form of internet of things.
We are seeking a talented candidate with strong analytical and problem solving skills, who is strong in written and oral communication, possesses excellent interpersonal skills and the capability to interact and to form relationships with companies and other stakeholders.
Only applicants with a relevant Master’s degree and a project that falls within the above area will be considered for the position.

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management (IER) is a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment, where the abilities to form relationships and to work within teams are a historical and fundamental part of the department culture. The department has activities in Kolding, Sønderborg and Slagelse with approx. 74 employees engaged in research and teaching in the fields of design management, entrepreneurship, business-to-business marketing, supply chain management and business networks, and organisational studies.

The PhD programme includes an individual education programme with coursework equivalent to 6 months. PhD research includes a 3-6 months’ stay at a research institute abroad and, over the period of the programme, you will acquire experience of teaching or dissemination activities. You are expected to participate in general research activities at the department.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact: Professor Per V. Freytag (pvf@sam.sdu.dk) or Associate Professor Anna Marie Dyhr Ulrich (amdu@sam.sdu.dk).

Application, salary, etc.
If you are a non-Danish speaking applicant, please make sure to enter the English version of the webpage in order to receive information in English when applying.
Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.
An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results
  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our web page. On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Business AdministrationAll non-Danish documents must be translated into English.
Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.
Read the guideline for applicants

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Sønderborg
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Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Postdoc position in single molecule FRET studies of membrane transporters at the Danish Institute for Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) 1019098

The Danish Institute for Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoc position on using single molecule FRET techniques to study P-type ATPase membrane transporters.

The position is funded by The Independent Research Fund Denmark (FNU) and is initially for 19 months. The position is available from the 20th of January 2019.

Tasks:
Single molecule FRET techniques can provide a hitherto unseen degree of mechanistic insight into the functions of biomolecules. We recently published a study demonstrated the first application of single molecule techniques to the class of P-type ATPases (Dyla et al. 2017 Nature 551: 346351). The current project aims to elaborate on this study by increasing the time resolution, introducing additional structural perspectives and using single molecule techniques to guide crystallization.

Qualifications:
The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, neuroscience, biology, nanoscience or similar, and a good track record of publication. The candidate is experienced in recombinant protein expression in various hosts, membrane protein purification and sample preparation for single molecule FRET studies. Additionally, the ideal candidate should have experience with characterization of enzymatic reactions using stopped-flow techniques and membrane protein crystallography.

About us:
You will be part of a multidisciplinary research group working at the intersection between structural biology and neuroscience at the Danish Institute for Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE).

Place of work and area of employment:

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact info:
For further information contact Professor Poul Nissen (pn@mbg.au.dk) or Assistant Professor Magnus Kjærgaard (magnus@inano.au.dk).

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 24 December 2018
Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Post expires on Monday December 24th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Turbulence: Reconsidering the Richardson-Kolmogorov Paradigm towards a Robust Understanding of Turbulence

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (DTU Mekanik) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has an ERC Starting Grant (project acronym: UniEqTURB) sponsored opening for a 3-year PhD position in the area of Experimental and Theoretical turbulence. Within the scope of the project, the student will conduct high-end experiments in collaboration with international world-leading experts (with the possibility of a dual PhD-degree). The student will analyze the data in novel ways to test the validity of the existing theories of turbulence and attempt to synthesize a new theory based on the empirical results. The measurements will be conducted using the latest developments in optical flow diagnostics for turbulence measurements, including Particle Tracking/Image Velocimetry. The ERC grant sponsors two additional PhD students and a PostDoctoral fellow.

The PhD-candidate will perform measurements on round turbulent jets at the smallest relevant scales and/or covering the full field of the jet. The objective is to diagnose the degree of equilibrium of the measured turbulent flow and to create a dynamic model of the jet, respectively.

Responsibilities and tasks
The student will be responsible for the acquisition, processing and analysis of the measurement data and disseminating the results in scientific journal publications. The student may also be involved in improved designs of the experiments, big data management and automation of the experimental setup & measurement equipment.

These activities will all be conducted in collaboration with international partners that will co-advice and support the student in parallel with the main supervision. The student is, however, at the same time expected to be able to work independently and take ownership of, and responsibility towards, the project, to be able to carry out the tasks. The position is likely to involve co-supervision of Master’s-students.

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

A master’s degree in mechanical engineering, mathematics, (engineering) physics or similar is advantageous.

The PhD-candidate must be able to work as part of a team and support other team members, with the benefit of a team that also supports the candidate, when necessary.

It is required that the candidate can document (e.g. by references) that the candidate is well acquainted with practical lab work and has experience with independent successful laboratory work in general. Experience with optical measurement techniques is a significant advantage.

The candidate must also have a solid mathematical background and interest in developing mathematical skills as a part of the PhD-programme. Relevant courses e.g. in functional analysis and differential geometry will be made available as a part of the PhD study plan as well as informal knowledge sharing within the research group framework.

The candidate must have experience with programming and data analysis and experience with handling large datasets is an advantage, as is experience with automating experimental setups.

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

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

The PhD-candidate will become a member of the DTU Turbulence Research Laboratory and therefore part of a group that works together in synergy with different aspects of turbulence. We strive to work according to the philosophy of lean production and agility.

Possibilities exist for dual degrees between the Technical University of Denmark and École Centrale de Lille who are world-leading in the applied optical measurement techniques.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Clara M. Velte, cmve@dtu.dk or telephone +45 3140 7620 (office hours Danish time).

You can read more about DTU Mechanical Engineering at 
www.mek.dtu.dk/english and about the section at www.mek.dtu.dk/english/sections/fvm.

More information about École Centrale de Lille at http://ecole.centralelille.fr/ and the Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides de Lille (LMFL) http://lml.univ-lille1.fr/

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 14 January 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:  

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional referees (see also specific requirements under “Qualifications”)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 150 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies

Deadline: 14 January 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Monday January 14th, 2019