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Researcher in Physics – quantum optics for medical imaging (PA2022/2834)

Lund University, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace 

The Division of Atomic Physics at the Physics Department, Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden has a staff of over 50 researchers including guest researchers and graduate students. The research at the division is mainly based on the use of lasers, ranging from diode lasers to terawatt lasers at the High-Power Laser Facility. Some areas of research are: basic atomic physics including interactions between intense laser-fields and matter and VUV/XUV laser spectroscopy, quantum electronics, quantum information, quantum optics and solid state spectroscopy, applied molecular spectroscopy, laser applications in medicine and biology, and industrial applications. More information can be found at www.atomic.physics.lu.se/.

This announcement is linked to the Quantum Information Group at the Division of Atomic Physics. The group works on the development of hardware for quantum computing and quantum memories and on developing materials where the speed of light can be slowed by 3-5 orders of magnitude for applications in e.g. laser frequency stabilization and medical imaging and treatment.

This work is carried out using inorganic crystals doped with rare earth ions. These materials have unique properties as solid state quantum materials due to their exceptionally narrow optical line widths, which also translates to an ability to remain in quantum superposition states over extended periods of time. The group has been a pioneer in introducing quantum computing and quantum memory schemes in rare-earth-ion-doped crystals. We have pioneered sophisticated structuring of the inhomogeneous absorption profiles of rare earth-ion doped crystals using optical pumping methods. Recently we have used such quantum structures to control the speed of light in the crystals for applications in metrology and biomedical optics. This position is aimed at developing techniques for medical imaging utilizing slow light techniques.

Work duties 

This work is carried out using inorganic crystals doped with rare earth ions. These materials have unique properties as solid state quantum materials due to their exceptionally narrow optical line widths, which also translates to an ability to remain in quantum superposition states over extended periods of time. The group has been a pioneer in introducing quantum computing and quantum memory schemes in rare-earth-ion-doped crystals. We have pioneered sophisticated structuring of the inhomogeneous absorption profiles of rare earth-ion doped crystals using optical pumping methods. Recently we have used such quantum structures to control the speed of light in the crystals for applications in metrology and biomedical optics. This position is aimed at developing techniques for medical imaging utilizing slow light techniques.

The objective is to be part of, support and strengthen the current research team to develop, demonstrate and improve the technique for tissue imaging. Specifically this can involve laser spectroscopy/light-matter interaction/advanced optics experiments construction and development of experimental set-ups, software development for data acquisition, data analysis and computer control of experiments, computer simulations, e.g. Monte Carlo simulations, diffusion equation simulations, Bloch equation or Maxwell-Bloch equation simulations, ray tracing.

We offer 

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University 

Qualifications  

Required qualifications for the position are:

  • A PhD or equivalent research qualification within the subject of the position. 
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English. 
  • Theoretical knowledge and experimental experience in optics, laser physics that can be directly applied in the research group activities.

Additional qualifications for the position:

  • – previous experience of laser spectroscopy/light-matter interaction/advanced optics
  • – previous experience of hands-on development of experimental set-ups
  • – experience from software development for data acquisition, data analysis and computer control of experiments
  • – experience of computer simulations, e.g. Monte Carlo simulations, diffusion equation simulations, Bloch equation or Maxwell-Bloch equation simulations, ray tracing
  • – general software experience, e.g. with Matlab, Python, Onenote, etc.

Assessment criteria

Given the limited period of employment, it will be particularly important that the person receiving the position, due to appropriate previous experience, can contribute effectively to the activities in the research group already after just a shorter training period.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the ongoing research within the research group. 

Further information 

Duration of employment 12 months. Latest possible starting date 2022-12-01

How to apply 

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”  

Welcome with your application! 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment No later than 2022-12-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2834
Contact
  • Stefan Kröll, +46462229626
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
Last application date 14.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-10-14 at 23:59
Unit: Atomic Physics, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Post expires on Friday October 14th, 2022

Postdoc in Mucosal Immunology

We are looking for 1-2 highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to join the Mucosal Immunology Group headed by Professor William Agace at the Division of Experimental and Translational Immunology, Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark. The successful candidate will join a superb team of international researchers within the newly established NovoNordisk Foundation challenge grant-funded ‘Center for Intestinal Immune Regulation (CIIR)’. CIIR comprises of 4 collaborating teams (Agace, DTU; McCoy, Calgary (Canada); Bendtsen, Hvidovre hospital; Rønn-Larsen, DTU) whose combined expertise in mucosal immunology, gastroenterology, microbiota-host interactions, bioinformatics and state-of-the-art animal models aims to identify intestinal immune-stromal interactions important in intestinal homeostasis and in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  In joining you will be part of a highly vibrant and cross-disciplinary team of researchers at the international forefront of mucosal immunology research.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your project is to identify immune-stromal interactions that are important for maintaining intestinal immune homeostasis and in the setting of inflammation promote immune mediated pathology. For this you will utilize state-of-the-art transgenic mouse models to modulate intestinal stromal-immune interactions and assess downstream consequences on intestinal homeostasis and disease (the latter using infection/inflammation models).  You will combine the above with scRNA-seq, CITE-seq, and spatial proteomics/transcriptomics analysis as well as in vitro co-culture techniques to perform mode of action studies. The project is multi-disciplinary and will involve close collaborations with participating bioinformaticians as well as researchers analyzing human intestinal immune compartments in health and IBD. The work is also expected to include some teaching and/or supervision of students within the laboratory.

You must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in immunology, be highly motivated, have the ability to work independently but also enjoy contributing and working within a team.  The successful candidates will have documented experience in mucosal immunology, working with transgenic animal models, mouse colony maintenance and in depth analysis of murine intestinal tissues including cell isolation, multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting and intestinal disease models. Additional experience with spatial transcriptomics/proteomics scRNA-seq and organ cultures will be considered a merit.

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

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

The period of employment is 3 years full time with a starting date of 1 January 2023 (or according to mutual agreement). 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information please contact William Agace (wiag@dtu.dk).

Home page: Experimental and Translational Immunology research group

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 October 2022 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications
  • A one page summary documenting experiences/training of relevance to the job description

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Tech’s expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 140 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-10-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Health Tech

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Post expires on Monday October 31st, 2022

Doctoral Researcher, Protein and Structural Biology, MSCA Doctoral Network project

The University of Oulu is part of the international scientific community producing new scientific knowledge and science-based solutions related to problems of the society. The University of Oulu is committed to educate future pioneers for building a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world. Creating new knowledge, taking responsibility and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. The specialized research and service units of the University of Oulu enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.

We are now looking for a motivated

Doctoral Researcher

to join our Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Network project on developing more sustainable platforms for high-value recombinant protein production at the research unit of Protein and Structural Biology, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine.

Job description

The GreenerRPP project “Greener, more sustainable platforms for high-value recombinant protein production” is an MSCA Doctoral Network project coordinated by the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). The project will involve extensive collaborations between academic and industrial participants, based in 7 European countries, and it will be supported by Associated Partners in Europe and South-East Asia.

The challenge addressed in GreenerRPP is to markedly enhance the capacity for the production of secreted high-quality recombinant proteins, with a special emphasis on therapeutic proteins (biotherapeutics) and industrial enzymes that are difficult to express. The combined markets are in excess of $330 billion p.a., and the products are of massive significance for healthcare and a sustainable bio-based economy. GreenerRPP will address some of the most urgent outstanding problems associated with these industries.

(1) The project will address the rapidly-emerging issue of ‘sustainability’ in the biotechnology industry by focusing on improvements in yield and process design that markedly reduce the high current levels of waste, and by helping to deliver industrial enzymes that reduce energy and raw material costs in countless industrial and domestic settings.

(2) To achieve these objectives, we will develop powerful new microbial and mammalian cell platforms that can produce recombinant proteins in unparalleled quantity and quality. The consortium aims to develop a suite of super-producing platforms that bypass long-standing problems in protein production, and which can handle the enormous range of new-format biotherapeutics that are emerging.

(3) A comprehensive training programme will equip GreenerRPP Doctoral Researchers with the interdisciplinary and intersectoral skills required to succeed in these industries. A structured training plan, carried out in full accordance with the current Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions guidelines on supervision will provide the depth and breadth of training needed for Doctoral Researchers to excel in the biotechnology industry.

(4) The programme addresses the reality that recombinant protein production is largely carried out in (or outsourced by) high-income countries, and that the cost and questionable availability of many key products places low/middle income countries at a massive disadvantage. Therefore, this project incorporates a series of South East Asian Institutions as Associated Partners, and we will develop a global network with an extensive knowledge exchange.

GreenerRPP offers a challenging doctoral research training programme of 3 years, which is to be completed with a PhD thesis. All participating groups in GreenerRPP have excellent infrastructure, are well-equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, are highly experienced in the training of doctoral researchers, and promote equal gender opportunities. In addition to hands-on training in multidisciplinary and intersectoral research, we offer extensive transferable skills training through network-wide training events. Each doctoral researcher will undertake a 3-months intersectoral secondment with one of the other recruiting organizations or the Associated Partners.

Specifically, this doctoral researcher position involves the development of new and improved methods to secrete folded proteins from E. coli. The aim is to adapt the Tat secretion pathway combined with the CyDisCo system for oxidative folding in the cytoplasm to deliver g/L yields of high-quality disulphide bond-containing proteins to the periplasm and subsequently the fermentation broth. Identification of the limiting steps by systematic screening of each component/mechanistic step and subsequent optimization of each step individually and holistically will allow the widest possible applicability to other proteins.

Required qualifications

We are looking for excellent applicants with a MSc degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, microbiology, functional genomics, bioinformatics, systems biology, or computational biology.

Proficiency in English is a strict requirement.

The successful MSCA candidate must meet the MSCA criteria:

– Early Stage Researcher: Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctorate. This 4-year period is measured from the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, excluding military, parental, sick leave, etc.

– Mobility Rule: Applicants can be of any nationality and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Finlandfor more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.

Position and salary

The fixed-term position for three years is available starting 1st March 2023 at the earliest. A six-month trial period is applied in the position.

The salary consists of a generous living allowance, mobility allowance and family allowance (if applicable) as determined by European Commission for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions guidelines. 

How to apply

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using the electronic application form by October 30th, 2022 (23:59 Finnish local time). The application should be written in English and include the following:

1)      A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why applicant is interested in this position. Also, information on personal research interests, experience and career plans are valuable to provide here

2)      Curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages) according to the instructions by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae 

3)      Certificates/Diplomas Scanned copy of the original relevant (BSc/MSc) degree certificates and transcript of records and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English

4)      List of publications, if applicable

5)      Two letters of recommendation 

Only applications containing all relevant appendices and submitted through the online recruitment system will be considered. Top eligible candidates will be invited for an online interview. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a recruitment symposium to be organized soon after the recruitment process, for which travel costs and accommodation will be reimbursed.

Further information

For further information, please contact Dr. Mirva Saaranen mirva.saaranen@oulu.fi and Prof. Lloyd Ruddock lloyd.ruddock@oulu.fi

About Oulu, Finland
Finland is one of the most livable countries in the world, with a high quality of life, safety, excellent education system, and competitive economy. The Oulu region is home to over 200 000 people making it the largest urban centre in the Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in northern Finland. Oulu is a combination of beautiful, northern nature, vivid cultural life and modern technology. Oulu is also known for its highly-educated people and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. Living in Oulu is easy – everything is only max. 20 minutes away! Find out more about Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu

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Post expires on Sunday October 30th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in comparative cancer genetics in dogs

About the position

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has a vacant 3-year Postdoctoral fellow position in comparative cancer genetic research (mammary gland/breast cancer) in dogs. The successful candidate will be included in the research group of medical genetics in the Department of Preclinical Sciences and Pathology.

The position is part of a 4-year project «Multiple breast malignancies in dogs; improved understanding of disease progression by human-canine comparison” funded by the Research Council of Norway and NMBU. The project is in close collaboration with Institute of Cancer Research at Oslo University Hospital. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in a larger research group working on mammary gland tumors in dogs and be concerned with comparative aspects between dogs and humans.

Main tasks

  • Bioinformatic analysis including mutation analysis (germline/somatic), expression analysis, whole genome sequence analysis, GWAS, candidate gene analysis, comparative DNA/RNA-analysis, study of potential regulatory elements.
  • Participate in practical molecular analysis including PCR, sequencing, detection of genetic variants, expression analysis, molecular subclassification, in situ hybridization, cellular microenvironment, development/implementation of necessary methods.
  • The candidate will play an important role in shaping the direction of the project both concerning molecular genetic techniques and bioinformatic methods.

The main purpose of the postdoctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions.

NMBUVeterinær smådyr

Competence

Required qualifications

  • PhD in bioinformatics or molecular biology. Candidates with PhD in medicine/veterinary medicine with good skills in bioinformatics may be considered. (PhD from abroad need to be official accepted/equal to Norwegian PhD).
  • Experience in bioinformatics and molecular genetics.
  • Good capabilities in both the spoken and written English language
  • Good IKT-skills.

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Good experience with data-analysis /software in bioinformatics, including R-programming.
  • Experience in cell biology/cancer research.
  • Experience in laboratory work, cell biology, molecular biology.
  • Experience with supervision/teaching.
  • Experience in professional writing of papers.
  • Good capabilities in both the spoken and written Norwegian or Scandinavian language.

You need to:

  • Be able to work independently and in groups.
  • Be flexible and be able to do some of the work in the laboratory facilities at Oslo University Hospital (Oslo), when necessary.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Have a strong professional motivation
  • Have good technical understanding and enjoy bioinformatic work as well as laboratory work.
  • Be patient and work accurately.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, salary grade 61-77 (NOK 563.500-765.600), depending on qualifications. The position follows ordinary meriting regulations.

For further information, please contact professor Frode Lingaas, phone +47 67232010, e-mail: frode.lingaas@nmbu.no

 general information to applicants

NMBU

Studenter i veterinærbygningen

Application

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

Application deadline: 14.10.2022

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary medicine P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within deadline. Please quote reference number 22/04440

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at NMBU is the country’s only veterinary professional education and provide expertise in veterinary medicine and veterinary public health. The Faculty educates veterinarians, animal nurses and doctoral students in Veterinary Science and researches in veterinary medicine and related biomedical fields. We have 500 students and 430 employees.

The faculty consists of the departments of Preclinical Sciences and Pathology, Paraclinical Sciences, Production Animal Clinical Sciences and Companion Animal Clinical Sciences. We also run the Animal Hospital, which is closely linked to our research and education, and receives patients from all over the country.

NMBUVeterinærbygningen med Ur-bygning i bakgrunn

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 500 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.


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Deadline

14th October 2022

Post expires on Friday October 14th, 2022

Post-doctoral fellow in Physics; Nanoscale X-ray diffraction for ferroelectric domain dynamics (PA2022/3008)

Lund university, Faculty of science, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Division of Synchrotron Radiation Physics (www.sljus.lu.se) is a part of the Department of Physics and has more than 50 employees. The focus of the research is experimental studies of electronic, structural and chemical properties of materials, accelerators for Synchrotron radiation and instruments and methods for Synchrotron radiation. At the Division we use and develop a wide range of Synchrotron- and lab-based techniques, such as X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy/imaging and X-ray diffraction/imaging. We also host one of Sweden’s largest facilities for scanning probe microscopy. We are additionally engaged in the development of the MAX IV Laboratory in the fields of beamlines, experimental stations, techniques for Synchrotron radiation and the accelerator systems.

For more information about the main supervisor of the project, please see: http://www.sljus.lu.se/staff/jesper-wallentin/

Subject description
The postdoc project will develop nanoscale X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods to image domain dynamics in ferroelectric materials. These are characterized by the existence of domains in which there is an aligned polarization, similar to the aligned magnetic domains in ferromagnetics. Ferroelectric materials are used and developed for a wide range of applications, such as memories and computations. The ferroelectric behavior is largely governed by the dynamics of the domains, which have a size in the range of tens of nm to several micron.

In recent years, the spatial resolution of nanoscale X-ray diffraction methods has become sufficient to image individual domains, giving a unique possibility to study their dynamics for instance during switching. The NanoMAX beamline at the MAX IV synchrotron, the world’s first fourth-generation synchrotron, offers a unique combination of high flux and spatial resolution with excellent facilities for in situ studies.

The position is a collaboration between the NanoLund, the division of Synchrotron Radiation Research (SRR) and the NanoMAX beamline at MAX IV. The postdoc will spend 50% of the time at NanoLund & SRR performing research within the project, and 50% at NanoMAX working with beamline development and user support.

The postdoc will collaborate with various groups synthesizing ferroelectric materials and devices, primarily within the NanoLund research center. In particular, the postdoc will develop methods and beamline instrumentation for in situ imaging of the ferroelectric domains during switching. The candidate will have significant freedom to influence the direction of the project, and is expected to take initiatives and drive the project quite independently.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. The subject of the doctoral degree should be in physics or equivalent. The PhD degree does not have to be completed at the time of application.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good spoken and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills, or related experience, such as mentoring, supervision, or training in equipment use.

For the present position, extensive experience in X-ray diffraction is essential. Experience with programming and data analysis is also important.

Knowledge of nanoscale X-ray methods and ferroic materials is advantageous, but not a strict requirement.

Additional assessment criteria are (not in order of importance):

  1. Experience with ferroelectrics or other ferroic materials
  2. Experience with nanoscale and coherent X-ray methods
  3. Experience with other X-ray methods

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 3 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3008
Contact
  • Jesper Wallentin, +4646222
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
Last application date 20.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-10-20 at 23:59
Unit: syncrotron radiation physics, Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Thursday October 20th, 2022

PhD scholarship in Holistic Development of Tomographic Volumetric Additive Manufacturing for Hearing Health Care

The DTU section of Manufacturing Engineering would like to invite highly motivated and talented applicants for a 3-year PhD position dealing with “Holistic Development of Tomographic Volumetric Additive Manufacturing for Hearing Health Care”. The PhD project will be financed under the frame of CAMM collaboration. CAMM (Centre for Acoustic Mechanical Microsystems) is a multidisciplinary research centre running in collaboration with DTU Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, DTU Electrical Engineering with the financial support from 3 Danish Hearing Aid companies – Demant, GN Hearing and WSA Audiology.

Background and Motivation:
During the last decade, the world has witnessed enormous development of additive manufacturing (AM) processes that offer unprecedented geometrical freedom. The speed, geometry, and surface quality of additive processes are linked to the layering of the materials. The sequential layer-by-layer operation of existing AM techniques hinders their performances. Moreover, the design freedom and productivity of current layer-wise processes are reduced by the need to support structures and may impart anisotropy in physical properties. These limitations of the current layer-by-layer AM techniques can potentially be eliminated by the Tomographic Volumetric (TV) 3D printing.

In TV printing, the entire 3D volume of the object can be simultaneously solidified from a pool of photosensitive polymers, eliminating the need of layering process and support structures. Besides these critical advantages, the process is extremely fast for multiscale structures compared to existing methods, can produce ultra-smooth surfaces, removes process induced stress and can impart isotropic characteristic of the parts. TV process has also demonstrated its ability to produce graded mechanical properties within the same part. All these technological benefits offered by the emerging TV printing are lucrative for health care and Hearing Aid (HA) industries. The current PhD project will make a holistic effort to establish TV printing as a suitable manufacturing method for HA application. The project will address the technical and scientific challenges to make the breakthrough needed for the TV process to become suitable for the highly demanding applications like Hearing Aids.

Project goals, tasks and responsibilities
In this multidisciplinary research project, you will explore the scientific areas of light based additive manufacturing, material science, machine elements, engineering physics and Hearing aids. Your research goals and tasks will include:

  • The first and foremost goal of the project is to develop the TV printing process from a holistic viewpoint so that a compact and economically viable set-up can be built for the production of components like ear-mould, outer shells for in-the-ear Hearing aids or even artificial human organs needed for Hearing aid testing.
  • To achieve the above mentioned goal several scientific breakthroughs will be needed. The current resolutions of the TV process is around 300 µm. The process can make ultra-smooth surfaces but is unable to make selective surface roughness or unable to integrate surface features in the microscale. The current project aims to improve the resolution of the process down to 100 µm and will make the process capable of controlling surface roughness from meso- to microscale.
  • Another important innovation needed for TV printing for HA application is in the area of post processing. The current post processing technique for TV printed parts is time-consuming and cumbersome. Your objective here is to develop a post-processing technique that is simple, fast, and customized to the need of HA components.
  • You will explore wide varieties of materials to find the best suited materials for HA application and at the same time suitable for processing by the TV process. Vibro-acoustic performance of TV printed parts will be characterized and optimized by controlling the printing parameters or by making functionally graded structures. Long-term reliability test of TV printed parts will be within the scope of the project.

Furthermore:

  • You are expected to contribute to DTU’s collaborations with the Danish Hearing Aid companies and help in the knowledge transfer from DTU to the industrial partners
  • You will engage in DTU’s teaching and supervision activities
  • You will be responsible for the systematic planning and following up on your research project, and to ensure the scientific integrity of your research
  • You will participate in international conferences, compose scientific manuscripts for publications, and take part in outreach activities

Qualifications
You need to 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 in engineering, physics, material science, or related fields.

Applicants with experience in one or more of the following topics will be preferred:

  • Background in mechanical or manufacturing engineering
  • Experience with additive manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge in light-sensitive materials especially with photopolymers
  • Knowledge in machine building or mechanical construction
  • Experience in hands-on experiments, handling of mechanical, optical, chemical setups
  • Familiarity with any programming language and CAD modeling will be of advantage

Preference will also be given to candidates who can document their ability for scientific publications. We also expect that:

  • You have the ability to work focused and to achieve ambitious goals
  • You are willing to develop any required skills and knowledge
  • You are a good team player, proactive and willing to take responsibilities
  • You have excellent communication skills in English – both written and spoken

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 DTU’s rules for the PhD education.  

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Aminul Islam and Professor Frieder Lucklum.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is 01 March 2023 (or according to mutual agreement). The position is a full-time position.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Aminul Islam (mais@dtu.dk), phone: +45 4525 4896. 

You can read more about Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at https://construct.dtu.dk/ and about the Center for Acoustic-Mechanical Microsystems at www.camm.elektro.dtu.dk.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.   

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 12 November 2022 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials with due consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae (with full contact information of 3 academic references)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • Documentation of previous research and publication experience (if relevant)
  • Optional documents – English proficiency certificate (for instance TOEFL or IELTS), recommendation letters, any other document that demonstrates your experience or relevance for the proposed PhD project

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Civil and Mechanical Engineering develops and utilises science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society and the sustainable development. We undertake research, education, innovation, and scientific advice of the highest quality within building design and processes, building construction and safety, building energy and services, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, materials technology, manufacturing engineering, engineering design and thermal energy systems.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-11-12 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Construct

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday November 12th, 2022

PhD Student in primary forest research (PA2022/3013)

Lund University, Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

States and changes in European primary forests
Few primary forests remain in Europe and we know surprisingly little about those that do. Even the locations of many of them has been a mystery. This PhD project aims to study primary forests to answer some of the following questions:

  • Do primary forests store more or less C in vegetation, dead wood and soil than managed forests do?
  • Are primary forest states changing over time due to global environmental change?
  • Are primary forests more or less stable during drought and heat waves compared to managed forests?
  • Has mortality and disturbances increased or decreased in primary forests over recent decades and are such changes different from managed forests?

This project will combine fieldwork with analysis of forest inventory and remote sensing data to contribute to answering these broader questions.

Motivation and background
Primary forests have many names, including pristine forests and virgin forests. They are characterized by little to no direct human impact, mainly the lack of logging. Humans use more than 75% of ice-free land globally, and pristine ecosystems have been transformed to crop lands, pastures and managed forests. Mapping, measuring and studying primary forests serves two purposes:

(1) Whilst we can increasingly detect changes in forest productivity, biomass and even mortality from space, the lack of precise land use maps means that it has been hard to determine what is natural dynamics and what is human intervention (e.g. logging, fertilization, planting). Primary forests are ideal sites to study natural processes since they are defined by little to no past and present direct human impact.

(2) How much carbon pristine forests store or the biodiversity they harbor, can be used to estimate how human land use has affected land carbon storage and biodiversity. Acquiring maps, knowledge and understanding of primary forests in a timely manner is key since old growth forests are being logged and lost at a high rate in Europe and globally. The states of primary forests are also informative for the states that could be reached when restoring ecosystems through free development protection or re-wilding.

Work duties
The project offers great flexibility and opportunities for a motivated candidate, the focus of the project can be shifted between three main parts, depending on the interests/skills of the candidate.

(1) Mapping and estimation of carbon storage in European primary forests. The estimation of carbon storage will combine sampling performed in the project with previous inventory work by this group in primary forests.

Questions: Do primary forests store more or less C in vegetation, dead wood and soil than managed forests do? Is the uptake of C over time positive or negative?, higher or lower in primary forests compared to managed forests?(2) Remote sensing of trends and changes in primary forests since the early 1980s. The focus here would be on changes in greenness or mortality and disturbances over time.

Questions: Have primary forests become greener since the 1980s? If so, more or less than comparable managed forests? Are primary forests more or less stable during drought and heat waves compared to managed forests? Has mortality and disturbances increased or decreased in primary forests over recent decades?

(3) Contribute to the establishment and study of a new long-term ecosystem monitoring network in primary forests.

In general the main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Additional requirements:

The applicants are expected to hold a university degree (preferably MSc. or equivalent) in natural sciences. A degree in subjects like Physical Geography, Earth System Science, Environmental Sciences, Ecology or similar is preferable.

Assessment criteria
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  2. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  3. Written and oral communication skills
  4. Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.
  5. Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  6. Documented experience in field studies is an advantage.
  7. Experience of scientific publication in English is an asset.
  8. Documented experience of all or some of the following methods; field carbon inventory, mapping, remote sensing or statistical modelling.
  9. Experience in programming and tools for spatial statistics, geographical information systems and remote sensing.
  10. Experience in working in remote locations.
  11. Experience in applying for and acquiring external funding.
  12. Experience and ability to work individually and organise an individual schedule to fulfill a specific goal.
  13. Experience in working in and leading a team.
  14. Interest in working internationally, which may include visits at international collaborators.
  15. Be able to provide the name and contact information to three references.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and include a 1 page maximum cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.). It is appreciated if the application contains a link or otherwise to an accessible copy of a master thesis and other scientific work of the applicant, and the contact iunformation to three referenses.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3013
Contact
  • Anders Ahlström, anders.ahlstrom@nateko.lu.se,+46732028487
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 20.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-10-20 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday October 20th, 2022

PhD position in manufacturing process modelling of fiber composite structures

Do you want to be involved in the green energy transition? Do you wish to contribute to the development of wind energy and are you looking for a career in R&D or academia? Then we have an opportunity for you.

DTU Wind Energy invites applications with a talent and passion for simulation, manufacturing and testing of composite structures for a position as PhD student at DTU Wind Energy.

DTU Wind Energy is a world-leading wind energy department that puts knowledge to work through cutting-edge research, innovation and development of technology. We have internationally leading research environments, and we prioritize strong cross-disciplinary collaborations within DTU, with leading international universities and facilities, and with private companies. We have a strong focus on the development of wind energy as the backbone of the future energy system and collaborate with the full sector, from sub-suppliers of materials and components, the wind turbine industry to the developers, planners and authorities.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We seek a PhD student who can contribute to a research team working on the improvement of the  manufacturing process of hybrid fibre composite structures (pultruded carbon beam segments combined with glass fibres/epoxy resin materials).

You will work in a team of experts in the field of manufacturing and simulations of fibre composite materials at DTU Wind Energy to develop a physics-based simulation framework to model the phenomena taking place in the manufacturing processes. Moreover, your PhD project will be part of the AIOLOS research consortium consisting of the top universities Technical University of Denmark and Aalborg University and world-leading industrial partners and research unites (Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Pontis Engineering and Force Technology) offering to a broad and deep collaboration with leading experts in the field.

During your PhD project, you will focus on the vacuum infusion process of pre-casted components placed in a glass fibre/epoxy resin composite structure and how different manufacturing settings affect the quality of the manufactured structures. Your task will be to develop physics-based simulations framework and try to improve existing models to predict the manufacturing process as well as to investigate the cure kinetics and how they affect the residual stress level in the final laminate.

The particular areas of responsibilities include:

  • Plan and manage your PhD project in collaboration with supervisors
  • Manufacture test specimens together with our experienced technicians and development engineers
  • Develop a physics-based simulation framework to model the phenomena-taking place in the manufacturing processes.
  • Perform simulations of the infusion process and develop models to predict residual stresses of the manufactured components
  • Combine process data, machine learning, and the simulation to hybrid model for process control and optimization
  • Test manufactured components and validate your prediction models
  • Create a digital twin of the components.
  • Collaborate with industrial partners and share your knowledge
  • Disseminate your findings on conferences and in the relevant journals
  • Contribute to education as teaching assistant and co-supervisor of BSc and MSc student projects.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in a relevant topic or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

Furthermore, good English language communication skills are essential. Applicants should be highly motivated, ambitious, and eager to seek and share knowledge, willing and able to work as part of a team as well as through interdisciplinary collaboration with industrial partners and across the different sections in DTU Wind Energy department.

In order to master the interdisciplinary PhD project and to communicate with our team of experts covering several areas, we expect you to have a background and qualifications in a few of the following areas:

  • Experience with mechanics of composite materials and structures
  • Experience with manufacturing of fibre composite materials
  • Experience in simulations of fibre composite materials
  • Experience with structural testing of fibre composite components and structures is an advantage
  • Experience with finite element modelling is an advantage
  • Experience with sensor and measurement technology is an advantage
  • Experience with programming and software development is an advantage

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to

  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • Ability to work independently towards research goals and collaborate with researchers and technicians

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 DTU’s rules for the PhD education.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The PhD position, which involves a limited obligation for teaching and involvement in ongoing activities, includes salary and travel grants covering the three years it takes to obtain a PhD degree at DTU. Salary level is approximately EUR 48.000 incl. pension (before taxes) per year and six weeks paid annual vacation.

Further information
If you would like to know more about the position or have any questions, please get in contact with Associated Professor Philipp Ulrich Haselbach (phih@dtu.dk)

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 November 2022 (Danish time). However, we will continuously look at the incoming applications and may start with interviews at an earlier stage.

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file containing all materials to be considered. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in a single PDF file. The file must include: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree, but cannot begin, before having received it. In this case, please specify when you expect to start the PhD position.

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

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy here: windenergy.dtu.dk/english

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-11-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow – modelling soil carbon dynamics in outfields and permanent pastures

About the position

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2-year postdoctoral position in soil carbon modelling.

The postdoctoral fellow will be a part of the project team in the NRC funded project “Animal health and pasture carbon dynamics in sustainability assessment of ruminant production systems (SUSCOW)”.  The project focuses on two important components for a sustainable food production, animal health status and carbon balance in permanent pastures, to document net GHG emissions and other climate impact factors related to ruminant production systems.

An essential part of the project is to quantify ecosystem storage of carbon in boral, and sub-alpine grasslands and permanent pastures used for grazing. The soil carbon sequestration potential of grazing in selected suckler cow beef production systems across Norway will be assessed. In addition, long term effects of sheep grazing on carbon dynamics and biodiversity will be determined in two contrasting alpine ecosystems in southern Norway with long term data sets. The successful candidate will primarily use the introductory carbon balance model (ICBM), a sub-model to assess soil carbon balances in whole-farm models such as HolosNor (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2012.12.016) and HolosNorBeef (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2020.104091). Alternative soil carbon models may be considered.

Main tasks

The main purpose of the postdoctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions. A PhD degree is required for the position.

  • Determine levels and variation in ecosystem storage of carbon in permanent pastures and outfields used for grazing across different climatic regions in Norway
  • Improve spatio-temporal estimates of the carbon sequestration potential of suckler cow grazing in outfields and on permanent pastures under different climatic and edaphic conditions in Norway
  • Use measures of soil C stocks and distribution in different pools from permanent pastures and outfields for calibrating and validating the selected soil C model
  • Compare the ICBM model with other soil C models such as RothC, CENTURY, DNDC or N14C and assess their potentials to be used as a sub-model for soil C balances in the whole-farm models HolosNor and HolosNorBeef

The successful candidate is expected to submit a research – and progress plan for the postdoctoral research during the first months of the appointment.

Sample of dirt

Competence

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

Required Academic qualifications:

  • PhD degree within a relevant scientific field such as specialization in soil science or agronomy, preferably obtained within the last 5 years.
  • Demonstrated record of scientific publication in scientific peer-review journals
  • Knowledge and experience with carbon sequestration and C models
  • Solid foundation in statistics and experimental design 

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Knowledge of biogeochemical modelling and processes
  • Experience with field work and soil-chemical and -physical analysis in the laboratory.
  • Scientific publications in soil carbon modelling
  • Understanding of geospatial analysis
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language
  • Driving license

You need to:

  • be solution oriented and possess the ability for independent work, displaying initiative and careful thought
  • have an analytical and academic approach to research questions
  • have good collaborative/social skills
  • have strong communication skills along with robust technical writing skills in English

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 61-77) (NOK 563 500-765 600), depending on qualifications. The position follows ordinary meriting regulations.

For further information, please contact Dr. Vegard Martinsen, researcher at MINA, NMBU. E-mail: vegard.martinsen@nmbu.no; phone +47 67 23 18 48 or Professor Jan Mulder, MINA, NMBU. E-mail: jan.mulder@nmbu.no; phone +47 67 23 18 52.

Contact Dr. Vegard Martinsen, researcher at MINA, NMBU.

E-mail: vegard.martinsen@nmbu.no or Stine Samsonstuen, researcher at BIOVIT, NMBU, E-mail: stine.samsonstuen@nmbu.no who upon request will send the project description and relevant publications to the applicant.

Information to applicants

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Application

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

Application deadline: 11.10.2022

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 11.10.2022. Please quote reference number 22/02050.

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.

MINA’s employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism.

Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and excellent teaching. The faculty’s employees are significant participants within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high levels of scientific production.

The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.

Read more about MINA here.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

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Deadline

11th October 2022

Post expires on Tuesday October 11th, 2022

Postdoc in computer science in information retrieval for audiovisual content

Ref 2022/2079

Mälardalen University is growing and evolving due to increased research funding from the Swedish Government. Join our team on this exciting journey towards MDU`s vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where together we shape a sustainable future. You can make a difference. Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.


Around 20 000 students are currently studying courses and programmes with us in the various domains. We offer education in areas such as design and communication, economics, health, engineering and technology, preschool and compulsory school teacher training as well as in chamber music and opera. In most of our areas we also offer programmes entirely taught in English. We conduct research in all disciplinary domains and our research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent.


Mälardalen University is located in Sweden, on both sides of Lake Mälaren, with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Mälardalen is a region dominated by strong growth with several multinational companies based here such as ABB, Volvo, Westinghouse, Alstom and Northvolt. We enjoy close cooperation with the region’s private sector, municipalities, and county councils.

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment, 2 years
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2022-10-14
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

In close cooperation with the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and with Spotify, Ericsson, and teenage engineering, we are looking for a postdoctoral fellow for the Information Retrieval in Embedded Systems for Audiovisual Artistic Processes with funding from the Knowledge Development Foundation. The project explores interaction design for musical interaction between participants to demonstrate that distributed music performance can create a sense of immersion in merged reality.  

The project explores interaction design as a tool to demonstrate how, even in distributed music performances, you can create a sense of immersion and exchange between participants and audience in merged reality. The hypothesis is that immersion requires access to continuously relevant (musical) information and that this is available to the system as well as to all participants. Well-designed information retrieval integrated with creative flows is essential to the artistic process, which in turn is essential to immersion.  

You will explore and develop designs and interactive prototypes that enable artists to use and reuse artistic material from their own previous work as well as from large databases. This material supports reflection on artistic decisions made in the moment during rehearsal or performance. When space and participation are in physical dissolution, other sensory parameters, such as the spatial properties of sound, become all the more important and a holistic perspective is crucial. 

The tasks include experiential and participatory design, sketching and implementation of interactive prototypes, which includes media programming, merged reality, artificial intelligence and distributed systems. The whole project is situated between interaction design research and artistic research in music and intermedia.

The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.

Qualifications requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in computer science, media technology, electronics or an artistic doctorate with a focus on electroacoustic music and intermedia or equivalent. The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period.

You must be able to demonstrate breadth in both knowledge and abilities and demonstrate that you can combine design, technology and artistry. Even if, for example, you have a focus in computer science, you must be able to demonstrate your ability in design and art.   

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organisation. 

Merit

In addition to academic merits, publishing of phonograms, concerts, installations, portfolio of works, publishing of software, or innovations in electronic musical, or video instruments are meritorious for employment.  

Application

Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the “Apply” button below.

The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post to:

Mälardalen University
Division of Human Resources
Ref.no: 2022/2079
Box 883
721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

Union representatives:

Michaël Le Duc (SACO), tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 02
Susanne Meijer (OFR), Tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89

Contact person

Rikard Lindell

+46 (0) 21-15 17 59

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Post expires on Friday October 14th, 2022

Postdoc in Reliable Distributed Embedded Systems

Ref 2022/2298

Mälardalen University is growing and evolving due to increased research funding from the Swedish Government. Join our team on this exciting journey towards MDU`s vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where together we shape a sustainable future. You can make a difference. Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.
Around 20 000 students are currently studying courses and programmes with us in the various domains. We offer education in areas such as design and communication, economics, health, engineering and technology, preschool and compulsory school teacher training as well as in chamber music and opera. In most of our areas we also offer programmes entirely taught in English. We conduct research in all disciplinary domains and our research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent.
Mälardalen University is located in Sweden, on both sides of Lake Mälaren, with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Mälardalen is a region dominated by strong growth with several multinational companies based here such as ABB, Volvo, Westinghouse, Alstom and Northvolt. We enjoy close cooperation with the region’s private sector, municipalities, and county councils.

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment 2 years
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2022-10-15
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

The postdoc will develop novel techniques and proof-of-concept tools for designing, configuring, and supporting mathematical models to analyze reliable distributed embedded systems that utilize Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards. The postdoc will also work on various challenges within the TSN context, such as fault-tolerance and automatic configuration of TSN networks using the Centralized Network Configuration (CNC). The postdoc is also expected to collaborate with several ongoing research projects focusing on TSN. The results of these projects will provide an important input to this assignment. The postdoc is expected to serve as an anchor for the PhD students working on these projects within 3 research groups at MDU.

The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.

Qualifications requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar. The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period.

Specific requirements for the position include good knowledge of TSN and real-time systems.

The applicant should be fluent in English, both written and spoken

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organisation. 

Merit

Qualifications that are considered to be a merit include knowledge of techniques and tools for designing, configuring and analyzing TSN-based distributed embedded systems. Hands-on experience of configuring TSN hardware switches will be a plus. 

Application

Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the “Apply” button below.

The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post to:

Mälardalen University
Division of Human Resources
Ref.no: 2022/2298
Box 883
721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

Union representatives:

Michaël Le Duc (SACO), tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 02
Susanne Meijer (OFR), Tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89

Contact person

Saad Mubeen

+46 (0) 21 10 31 91

saad.mubeen@mdu.se

Mohammad Ashjaei

+46 (0) 21 15 17 72

mohammad.ashjaei@mdu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Saturday October 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Physics and Topological Phenomena

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees, of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited.

The Department of Physics is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which is a strong research center, and which, in addition to the Department of Physics, also houses the Department of Astronomy, the physics departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita.

Project description
The position is financed by grants awarded to Emil J. Bergholtz from the Swedish Research Council and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in the theory of topological phases in collaboration with Emil J. Bergholtz and other researchers in Stockholm as well as with our collaborators elsewhere. A suitable background is a PhD in theoretical physics specializing in theoretical condensed matter physics, high energy physics or mathematical physics.

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

Assessment criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

A suitable background is a PhD in theoretical physics specializing in theoretical condensed matter physics, high energy physics or mathematical physics.

The successful applicant will be selected based on documented knowledge relevant for the area of study. Excellent analytical capability is absolutely necessary and programming skills are wished for. A high level of personal motivation and team working skills is also crucial. Well-developed English language skills are required. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications. References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as per agreement during 2023.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Emil J. Bergholtz, telephone +46 8 553 780 35, emil.bergholtz@fysik.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: The reference persons should no later than November 1, 2022, send recommendation letters via e-mail to: FV-3512-22.refletters@fysik.su.se and on the subject line write: SU FV-3512-22 + the name of the applicant.

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
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Deadline: 2022-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday October 1st, 2022

PhD scholarship in Coordinated Control of Power Electronic Converters in Energy Islands

The Danish government is pioneering the Energy Islands with the agreement to erect two energy islands by around 2030. One will be in the North Sea as an artificial island and one in the Baltic Sea at the Bornholm Island. Energy islands are deemed as a vital step to scale up and speed up the deployment of the massive amounts of offshore wind energy. The current point-to-point, uncoordinated approach to offshore wind was designed when offshore wind was a nascent sector. Energy islands will connect the power grids of multiple countries and transport many Gigawatts from hundreds or even thousands of surrounding offshore wind turbines to the shores of the countries.

There will be various power electronic converters associated with the energy islands. The multi-purpose interconnectors (MPI) based on the modular multilevel converter high-voltage direct-current (MMC-HVDC) will be the interfaces and connections between the energy islands and the onshore power grids to achieve flexible and reliable operation of the electricity system. Moreover, green hydrogen can be generated using the surplus offshore wind power. Power-to-X systems can be built on the islands or onshore. Hydrogen production in Power-to-X systems should be properly coordinated with other more conventional storage technologies such as batteries.  

There are a lot of research questions to be answered before such power electronics-based energy islands are constructed, e.g.:

  • How to coordinate control of power electronic converters (e.g., grid-forming and grid-following inverters) and energy storage devices (e.g., supercapacitors, batteries, hydrogen storage)?
  • How to deal with operation and control of 100% converter-based energy islands with no inertia?
  • How to use the MPI to support future onshore low-inertia systems?

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your responsibilities will be to develop methods for coordinated control of power electronic converters associated with energy islands. These will include control of MMC-HVDC based MPI and power electronic converters in wind turbines and energy storage devices such as Power-to-X systems. The PhD studies would bring contributions to the research related to:

  • Offshore energy islands in terms of operation and control, green hydrogen production and grid interconnection.
  • MPI control strategies to fulfil the grid demands (e.g., frequency response, emergency support, reserve and system security services) in the neighbouring countries.  
  • Control of energy storage systems with different technologies and behaviour, e.g., supercapacitors, batteries, and hydrogen storage.
  • Coordinated control of power electronic converters (e.g., DC-DC, DC-AC and AC-DC converters) to achieve stable and flexible grid operation.

Person Specification:

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education

  • Postgraduate degree at Master level in a related subject area.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of and/or relevant industrial experience in:
    • Operation and control of power electronic converters in renewable energy and energy storage systems, preferably in MMC-HVDC based offshore wind farms
    • Grid codes and grid-connection requirements of renewable energy systems, especially wind farms
    • Simulation tools such as PowerFactory, PSCAD and MATLAB/Simulink
  • Ability to disseminate research outcomes, e.g., through publication of scientific articles and reports, and presentation in international conferences and events

Communication and Team Working

  • Fluency in English
  • Ability in effective communication and collaboration in international environments

Desirable Criteria

  • Experimental experience (e.g., real-time and hardware-in-the-loop simulation of power converters and power systems)
  • Ability to carry out independent research
  • Industrial collaboration experience

You must 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.

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 DTU's rules for the PhD education.

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

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

Starting date is February 1st, 2023 (or according to mutual agreement). The position is full-time.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr. Mehdi Savaghebi medi@dtu.dk or Dr. Gen Li genli@dtu.dk from the Electric Energy Group, DTU Engineering Technology.  

You can read more about DTU Engineering Technology at https://engtech.dtu.dk/

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 10 October 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae (including publications list if applicable)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • A two-page research plan (free format)
  • Names and contacts of two potential references

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications 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.

Who are we?
DTU Engineering Technology covers technology implementation and engineering practice in 11 research areas, and thus has direct links to the industry’s current challenges and development needs. Through business collaborations in teaching, student projects and at the employee level, we systematically develop tools, methods, and theories for implementation and hands-on transfer of technology, knowledge, and engineering through new products and solutions in cooperation with companies.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-10-10 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Engineering Technology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday October 10th, 2022

PhD fellowship in Metabolite Receptology, SUNCR1 and Liver Pathology

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Metabolite Receptology, SUNCR1 and Liver Pathology commencing 1 January 2023 or after agreement.

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

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

The Group
The aim of the Schwartz Group is to characterize and understand how signaling metabolites and their specific GPCR sensors interact with hormonal and neuronal mechanisms to control endocrine and metabolic functions as the basis for developing novel means to prevent and treat obesity and diabetes and related diseases. More information about the group can be found here.

Project description
We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate PhD fellow to investigate the role of metabolite receptors – in particular the succinate receptor SUCNR1 – in hepatic response to metabolic stress and how this is a balance between protective repair and damaging inflammation. A special focus will be on characterizing the development of hepatic crown-like structures and their role in these processes. The project will involve a number of in vivo animal experiments and analysis of both murine and human tissue using various methods including state of the art histological methodologies involving different forms of spatial transcriptomic analysis combined with single cell transcriptomics analysis. The PhD project will be integrated in a portfolio of similar projects dealing with the role of metabolite receptors in repair, remodeling, and inflammation in other tissues a well as in cancer development.

Principal supervisor is Professor Thue W. Schwartz, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, E-mail: tws@sund.ku.dk

Start: 1 January 2023 or after agreement

Duration: 3 years as a PhD student

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project
  • Investigate immune cell infiltration and polarization in liver during the metabolic dysfunction
  • Exploring the role of SUCNR1 in pathology progression and hepatic crown-like structure formation
  • Analyze immune cell architecture of hepatic crow-like structures using HiPlex RNAscope
  • Make molecular interpretation of data and communicate the results both nationally and internationally
  • Working both individually and together with collaborators across multiple scientific fields focused on improving our molecular understanding of immune cells and their role in metabolic disfunction.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

  • Must have a master degree in Human Biology, Molecular Biomedicine or equivalent
  • Expertise within GPCRs is a must and extensive experience with metabolic stress liver diseases preferable
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program including hands-on experience with histology, IHC, RNAscope technology, tissue clarity, microscopy and image analysis
  • Hands-on experience with western blotting, RT-qPCR, etc.
  • Practical skills in performing of animal experiments
  • FELASA ABD Certificate for in vivo mouse work
  • Ability and enthusiasm to learn new methods and techniques
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written (Danish is also preferred)
  • Highly ambitious and self-driven
  • Strong work ethics and team player mentality
  • Previously demonstrated a capacity for excellence, either during master’s degree or publications

The preferred applicant will possess an excellent academic track record and be highly motivated to perform science to extract novel findings of importance to SUCNR1 activation in immune responses and metabolic disfunction. We are particularly interested in candidates already familiar with the metabolism field, especially nutrient sensing and metabolic receptology.

Place of employment
The place of employment is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, bioinformatics and statistic guidance, and access to big data from multiple cohorts.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. The starting date is 1 January 2023, or after agreement.

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 28,400 DKK /approx. 3,818 EUR (October 2022-level) plus pension.

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

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

Application
Your application in English should include:

  • Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
    As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
    Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Other information to consider: References and recommendations (if possible)

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline:  3 October 2022, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-10-03 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday October 3rd, 2022

Two Postdoc Positions in Journalism and Environmental Humanities

The Department of Media and Journalism Studies within the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for two postdoc positions with a focus on journalism studies, environmental humanities or a combination of both. The two postdoc positions are central to the research project ‘Seasonal Journalism as Vernacular Phenology’ funded by the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) and led by Associate Professor Henrik Bødker in collaboration with Dr. Michelle Bastian (University of Edinburgh).

The postdoc positions are full time and fixed-term, 19-month positions. The positions start on 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their personal background.

Project

The project ‘Seasonal Journalism as Vernacular Phenology’ is an investigation of everyday observations of the timings of natural phenomena in what we term ‘seasonal journalism’ (for example, recurrent articles on gardening, first flowering, agricultural timing) in the last 25 years. We approach these observations as a form of vernacular ‘phenology’, which, in ecology, refers to the study of cyclical and seasonal occurrences. The project is an exploratory one which will combine insights into temporality from journalism studies and environmental humanities. Our interest is in identifying how a local awareness of climate change can be traced in media outputs from Denmark and Australia since the turn of the century. Based on the available material, both analogue and digital, the project seeks to develop methodologies for framing, gathering and analysing data on seasonal media and communicating findings more widely. The research team will work collaboratively, building on our individual strengths, and we are open to applicants suggesting novel framings within our overarching interest of investigating seasonal journalism.

Postdoc profiles

We are looking to fill the two postdoc positions with applicants interested in participating in and developing research in journalism studies, the environmental humanities and/or ecological timing at an international level. It is expected that the successful applicants will have a good command of current debates in one of the designated research fields and are able to set out a convincing approach for how they will identify and develop synergies between them. Within the overall framework, successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop their own ideas and projects that are in line with their interests and expertise. In addition to that, we plan to build a team with good communications skills and a reliable work ethic.

Successful applicants will be expected to

  • work with the project leads to identify appropriate archives and data sources for materials relevant to the project
  • identify relevant quantitative and/or qualitative methods for working with media outputs
  • gather and analyse cases of seasonal journalism from frameworks derived from journalism studies and/or environmental humanities
  • participate in joint writing and dissemination projects
  • provide support for project meetings
  • contribute to a collaborative grant application with international partners.

Teaching and supervision

While each postdoc position is primarily research-based, at our department it also involves a degree of teaching and supervision or other department tasks (approximately 20% of the postdoc’s employment). The successful applicant will thus take part in some of the department’s teaching and supervision activities at the MA level. This will mainly take place at our international Erasmus Mundus Programme ‘Journalism, Media, and Globalisation’, and will align with the successful applicant’s skills and interests where possible.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in any field related to the representation of climate change and/or other environmental issues.

Applicants must be able to document

  • an internationally oriented research profile within a field relevant to the representation of climate change (for example, journalism, literature, environmental humanities, geography or ecology)
  • a convincing research proposal for the postdoc period, including an explanation of how the project supports the applicant’s career ambitions
  • a proven ability to conduct detailed textual analyses either qualitatively or/and quantitatively
  • an outstanding and innovative doctoral dissertation in an area related to and relevant for the project
  • experience in the self-directed management of research projects
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills needed to engage productively both with the research team and with external collaborators.

Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document

  • a track record of research publications of a high international standard, as commensurate with the length of the applicant’s academic career
  • experience of digital methods for analysing large corpora of digital texts (for at least one of the positions)
  • experience of participation in national and international research networks
  • time spent abroad working at one or more internationally recognised research institutions.

Applicants are asked to provide a proposal for research to be undertaken within the stated framework of the research project (max. three pages). Please also address each of the specific criteria in an accompanying cover letter.

Please note that applications that do not include evidence of academic writing (this could be publications or sections from the PhD dissertation (up to a maximum of five submissions)) will not be considered.

Work environment

Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relations, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a regular basis.

We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. See Family and work-life balance for further information.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU.

International applicant?

International applicants are encouraged to see Attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a wide variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.

About Media and Journalism Studies at AU

Grounded in its historical blending of research traditions within the humanities and social sciences, the department carries out research and teaching which examines media and journalistic institutions, productions, texts, use/reception and the roles of media and journalism in culture and society in current and historical perspectives. The Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University is one of nine departments that make up the School of Communication and Culture in the Faculty of Arts. The research environment is characterised by extensive participation in cross-institutional national and international research projects, well-established national and international research networks as well as international conferences. In the QS World University Ranking system, communication and media studies at Aarhus University has consistently ranked in the top 50 since 2012 and is currently ranked 42nd in the world. The researchers at the department are engaged in the following AU-based research programmes and research centres:

Centre for University Studies in Journalism
DATALAB – Centre for Digital Social Research
Centre for Internet Studies
Centre for Media Industries and Production Studies
Centre for Transnational Media Research
Centre for Sound Studies
Center for Kulturevaluering (CKE)
Centre for Humanistic Computing
DIGHUMLAB
Cultural Transformations
Media, Communication and Society

Prospective applicants are invited to view the department’s website.

The place of employment is the Department of Media and Journalism Studies, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

School of Communication and Culture

The school is a part of the Faculty of Arts. You will find information about the school and its research programmes, departments and diverse activities on its website.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact the project leader Henrik Bødker hb@cc.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application or if you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Arts HR, supporter Helle Sindal, mail: hsi@au.dk or e-mail: emply.ar.hr@au.dk.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

The Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

Aarhus University also offers a junior researcher development programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here: https://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. The application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts: shortlisting

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2022-11-07 at 23:59
Unit: School of Communication and Culture – Media Studies – Faculty: Arts
Email: mailto:hb@cc.au.dk
Phone: +4528992192

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday November 7th, 2022

One researcher in software principle and technique for on-body sensory signal processing

Published: 2022-09-21

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Electrification, digitalisation and health technology are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts successful research and education in the areas – renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, industrial IoT, 5G communication and wireless sensor networks as well as smart electronic sensors and medical systems. The Department of Electrical Engineering is an international workplace with around 140 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

The position will be placed at the Division of Solid-State Electronics, Department of Electrical Engineering. 

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Project description
Human body can be equipped with wearable electronic devices that generate, process and transmit data in real time to monitor health conditions and perform neurosurgical treatment for patients, for instance, suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia and other neurological conditions. One challenge to realizing such a system is to create a software toolkit for on-body secure, low-power processing and computing signals generated by sensors and actuators. The research assigned to the position has a focus on developing machine learning (ML) modules to process tactile and tremor signals generated by neuromorphic electronic skin (ne-skin). The ne-skin converts analogue tactile signals into electrical pulses, thus encoding the mechanical signals in spike timing. ML algorithms based on artificial neural networks (ANN) will be developed for processing data streams from the ne-skin. The ML algorithms mimic the computation function in the afferent nervous system prior to the brain. To support low-power and high-efficiency signal processing, ML based on spiking neural networks (SNN) will be developed to achieve local, low power signal processing on signals about tremor and tactility. 

Duties

  • Design ML algorithms for efficient processing tactile and tremor signals
  • Apply and develop learning rules in SNNs
  • Develop software based on the ML algorithms for processing tremor and tactile signals

Requirements

  • The applicant must hold a Swedish doctoral degree in physics, mathematics, computer science or electrical engineering, or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent.
  • The applicant must have experience in ML, neural network, AI and programming.
  • Good oral and written proficiency in English. 

We put an emphasis on your personal qualities such as good collaboration and communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

Additional qualifications
Postdoctoral experience

About the employment
Temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-02-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: docent Zhi-Bin Zhang, 018-471 3146, zhibin.zhang@angstrom.uu.se. 

Please submit your application by 30th of November 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3453

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Deadline: 2022-11-30 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Wednesday November 30th, 2022

PhD scholarship within fish ecology and alpine aquatic community ecology

About the position

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), has a vacant 3-year PhD position related to salmonid species in alpine lakes (Canada).

The main objectives of this PhD project: 1) understanding and quantifying baseline status of these ecosystems and 2) identifying the processes that are the most susceptible to alter this baseline in response to global climate change. In order to meet these objectives, we will sample the food-web of alpine lakes during the winter and summer, during three years in the Chic-Chocs mountains of Quebec, Canada. This project will adopt an approach at the nexus of biogeochemistry and community ecology to better describe and understand these unique ecosystems, with an emphasis on three salmonid species (e.i., Arctic charr, brook charr and lake trout). Winter conditions are poorly understood factors that may determine summertime characteristics, resulting in cascading effects between seasons and food webs (e.g., phytoplankton, zooplankton, and fish).

The candidate will have access to a wide range of data – habitat use and diet (isotopes and fatty acids and acoustic telemetry data) and growth (juvenile and adult growth rate based on back-calculated otoliths), and their expressions at different scales of intra- and interspecific competition and through different environmental conditions (seasons and years).

The research conducted in this position will be closely linked to a key task of the recently established knowledge hub from the Canadian Mountain Network (https://www.canadianmountainnetwork.ca/fr/research/knowledge-hubs/developing-knowledge-of-aquatic-realities-in-chic-choc-mountains), where NMBU is the co-leader of this network.

The applicant is made aware that an application for a PhD position at NMBU is at the same time an application for admission to a PhD programme at the institution. The documentation that is necessary to ensure that the admission requirements are met must be uploaded as an attachment.

Main tasks

  •  To study cascading effects of winter conditions on fish population dynamics and through the food-webs: top-down, bottom-up, and feedback loops
  • Conduct field work in alpine lakes in the Chic-Chocs (Canada).
  • Use a wide range of data, from telemetry (e.g., habitat use) growth, isotopes and fatty acids of three salmonid species, to food-web components.
  • Collaborate closely with other students and researchers in the fields of fish ecology, limnology, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and genomics.
  • The specific tasks will be adjusted to the candidate’s interest and background.

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

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Competence

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

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

Required Academic qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant scientific field, such as fish ecology, aquatic ecology, or environmental science. Preferably obtained within the last 5 years.

The following experiences and skills will be advantageous:

  • Experience with aquatic field work.
  • Knowledge of telemetry is a strong asset.
  • Familiarity with alpine limnology and fish population dynamic.
  • Scientific publications within related subjects.
  • Experience from field work in remote locations.
  • Knowledge of statistics and R

You need to:

  • be solution-oriented and possess the ability for independent work displaying initiative and careful thought.
  • have an analytical and academic approach to research questions.
  • have good collaborative/social skills.
  • have a keen interest in spending prolonged field work periods in Canada.
  • have strong skills in written English and experience with academic writing.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 501 200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Dr. Louise Chavarie, researcher at MINA, NMBU; E-mail: louise.chavarie@nmbu.no or Dr. Jean-Sébastien Moore; E-mail: jean-sebastien.moore@bio.ulaval.ca.

Information for PhD applicants and information to applicants

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Application

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

Application deadline: 21.10.2022

In the application, the candidate must confirm that information and documentation (in the form of attachments) submitted via the job application can also be used by NMBU in a possible admission process.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Complete CV 
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e. Diploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original lan-guage. An English translation of these documents must also be at-tached.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge (for example, list of scientific works)

About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.

MINA’s employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism.

Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and excellent teaching. The faculty’s employees are significant participants within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high levels of scientific production.

The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.

Read more about MINA here.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.


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Deadline

21st October 2022

Post expires on Friday October 21st, 2022

PhD student in systematic biology

Published: 2022-09-20

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function on the organismal level. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.

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The position is placed in the research group of Fabien Burki (https://www.burki-lab.net/) within the Systematic Biology program at the Department of Organismal Biology (Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University). In the Burki lab, we study the broad diversity of eukaryotes, which is mainly microbial, to understand some of the main transitions in broad eukaryote evolution such as the origin of plastids. This position is within an ERC-funded project: Establishing a new framework of plastid evolution derived from the characterization of novel diversity of unicellular eukaryotes

Project description
The Burki lab was recently awarded an ERC Consolidator grant (PlastidOrigin) that aims to study one of the most transformative events in eukaryote evolution–the origin of the photosynthetic organelles (the primary plastids). The main aim of this PhD position is to characterize novel environmental diversity that diverged near the origin of Archaeplastida–the supergroup of eukaryotes where plastids were established more than 1.5 billion years ago. We aim to identify and phylogenetically resolve microbial lineages that have never been seen before in order to produce a comprehensive evolutionary framework for the origin of plastids that include this crucial environmental diversity. A suite of methods will be employed, including long-read metabarcoding, single-cell transcriptomics, metagenomics, phylogenomics, cultivation, microscopy.

Duties
The position involves lab work and bioinformatics. Lab work may include: sampling, cell isolation, imaging with advanced microscopy, cell-sorting, attempts for cultivation of interesting cells in enrichment cultures, and library preparation for metabarcoding and HTS sequencing. Bioinformatics includes analysis of diversity datasets, phylogenetics, analysis of genomic datasets, phylogenomic. Disseminate results in appropriate formats, including leading peer-reviewed publications and conferences. Training will be provided when necessary.

Requirements
Completed university education of 240 university points (högskolepoäng, hp) out of which 60 hp on advanced level corresponding to master degree in relevant field to the project. Expertise and knowledge in microbial sampling as well as handling and culturing protist cells are beneficial. Background in eukaryotic diversity will be seen as highly valuable. A suite of methodologies will be used as described in the project description and are desirable attributes of the candidate. In particular, proven expertise in bioinformatics (e.g. phylogeny, genomics) and use of a scripting language (Python, R) are essential. A global assessment of the expertise will be made based on the candidates. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as high-motivation, planning and organizational skills, problem solving and good collaborations and communication skills with team-members and other researchers. The applicant should have documented experience and proficiency in oral and written presentation in English.

Additional qualifications
In filling this position, the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department.

Position
The PhD-student position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to his/her own research studies. Other departmental work, such as teaching or administration are typically part of the position (maximum 20 %). Salary placement is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies at Uppsala University.

Information about research education can be found at the web site of the Faculty of Science and Technology, http://www.teknat.uu.se/Doktorand/.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-01-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Fabien Burki; fabien.burki@ebc.uu.se. 

Please submit your application by 20th of October 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3349.

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Deadline: 2022-10-20 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Organismal Biology

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Post expires on Thursday October 20th, 2022

PhD scholarship: Development of a Next-Generation NOx Control Technology for Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Plants

We offer you an opportunity to join DTU Chemical Engineering in the development of a next-generation NOx control technology for Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants. The project will be conducted in a collaboration with the company Babcock & Wilcox Renewables that manufactures grate-fired waste incineration plants. You will be based in the CHEC research group at DTU Chemical Engineering in a dynamic international research environment.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The aim of the PhD project will be to develop a deNOx technology, which is more robust towards the fluctuating environment in a WtE plant. This aim will be met through the use of alternative reducing agents or agent mixtures or through additives capable of shifting the process window to higher or lower temperatures as required. The work will involve laboratory experiments at Department of Chemical Engineering, combined with kinetic modelling and process evaluation.

More specifically the position will involve the following tasks:

  • Assessment of current in-situ deNOx methods and SNCR agents/mixtures, and their applicability to WtE plants.
  • Evaluation of additives capable of either inhibiting or promoting reaction (for temperature window control).
  • Flow reactor experiments and chemical kinetic modeling to screen and evaluate novel deNOx approaches.
  • Evaluation of the NOx control potential of the best candidates in a fluctuating temperature and flue gas composition environment under realistic reaction conditions.

You must 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.

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 DTU's rules for the PhD education.   

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate professor Hao Wu and Professor Peter Glarborg.

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.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Glarborg, e-mail pgl@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at www.kt.dtu.dk/english.   

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 21 October 2022 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications 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.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-10-21 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.

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Post expires on Friday October 21st, 2022

Researcher

Published: 2022-09-19

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of Uppsala University’s largest with almost 400 employees, of which about 125 are doctoral students. The department conducts world-class research and education in both theoretical and experimental physics and has extensive collaboration with the outside world. The FREIA Laboratory, a Division of the Department, is developing and testing new particle accelerator and detector instrumentation with new projects continuously added to the current activities. The research and development work is closely linked to major research infrastructure projects like ESS and MAX IV in Lund or the European XFEL in Hamburg. The laboratory has around 30 employees, including researchers, engineers and technicians.

More information on our websites: www.physics.uu.se and www.physics.uu.se/research/freia-lab/

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is strengthening its research focus on ultrafast x-ray science with large-scale x-ray free electron laser (XFEL) facilities such as the European XFEL and laboratory-based femtosecond laser sources. Within this effort FREIA is building a new femtosecond laser laboratory for performing cutting-edge experiments in the field of material science. Techniques such as time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (tr-ARPES) will be used to get new insight into properties of non-equilibrium systems and deeper understanding transient physical phenomena including light-induced superconductivity, ultrafast charge transfer and low-dimensional material characterization. We are currently implementing experiments using the mid-infra-red (MIR) to extreme ultraviolet (XUV) region of the electromagnetic spectrum, complementary to that accessible at XFEL facilities.

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Duties
The successful candidate will be responsible of setting up and operating an experiment for performing tr-ARPES studies on solid state samples such as high-Tc superconductors, quantum materials, 2D and magnetic materials. She/he will integrate an existing ARTOF spectrometer into the setup and join in to the ongoing commissioning of a new femtosecond laser system as the photoemission light source. The candidate will perform experiments in collaboration with Uppsala University research groups. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Requirements
The candidate must have a PhD in physics and a demonstrated track record of setting up and successfully operating tr-ARPES or other experimental endstations at femtosecond laser or x-ray free electron laser sources.

Additional qualifications
Experience with ultrahigh vacuum systems and cryogenic infrastructure is considered an advantage.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-12-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Hermann Durr; +46 (0)70 425 0176; hermann.durr@physics.uu.se

Please submit your application by 10 September 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3403.

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Deadline: 2022-10-10 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Monday October 10th, 2022