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Ph.D. fellow in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA)invites applications for one Ph.D. position in theoretical astroparticlephysics commencing in fall 2019.

Job description: 

The NBIA (http://nbia.nbi.ku.dk/)is an independent centre of excellence hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI)and functions as the primary centre of fundamental research in the physicalsciences and mathematics. The astroparticle physics group at NBI (http://astropart.nbi.ku.dk/)has broad interests at the interface between astrophysics, cosmology, andfundamental physics. We are looking for exceptional candidates with goodtheoretical foundation who will conduct research in multi-messengerastrophysics with a focus on high-energy neutrino emission and its observationin present and future neutrino telescopes. We are particularly interested incandidates with strong analytical skills, who have previous experience in themodelling of high-energy neutrino sources and/or the statistical analysis ofmulti-messenger data. A close collaboration with the NBI IceCube group (http://icecube.nbi.ku.dk/)is also expected.

Principalsupervisor:  

MarkusAhlers (markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk)

Jobdescription:

The position is available for a 3-year periodand your key tasks as a Ph.D. student at SCIENCE are:

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

Formalrequirements: 

Applicantsshould hold an MSc degree in Physics with good results and good English skills.As criteria for the assessment of your qualification emphasis will also be laidon previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms ofemployment:

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

Termsof appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academicsin the State.

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322.642 including annualsupplement (+ pension up to DKK 44.567). Negotiation for salary supplement ispossible.

Applicationprocedure: 

Theapplication, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOWbelow.

Pleaseinclude:

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for this Ph.D. project.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE (if any)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

Please, arrange for the reference letters to besend directly to markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk by the applicationdeadline.

The University wishes our staff to reflect thediversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualifiedcandidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline forapplications is June 12, 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline forapplications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants forassessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessmentcommittee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. Theapplicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the finalselection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department,based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interviewcommittee.

The main criterion for selection will be theresearch potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. Thesuccessful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment asa Ph.D. student at the Ph.D. school of Science. You can read more about therecruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions: 

Forspecific information about the Ph.D. position, please contact Markus Ahlers,email: markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk

General information about Ph.D. programmes atSCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

Deadline: 12 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Wednesday June 12th, 2019

Two PhD Scholarships on Aggregation and Modelling of Distributed Energy Resources Across Energy Domains

The Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at the Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for two 3-year PhD positions associated with three different research projects.
 
PhD position 1 is on aggregation of distributed energy resources with particular focus on electric vehicles (EVs) and stationary storage systems for providing ancillary services (both at distribution and transmission level) to the grid. The PhD student will contribute to the activities of two ongoing research projects (ACES and CAR) and contribute to a limited extent to the newly funded H2020 project INSULAE. Key elements of the PhD investigation will include methodologies for modeling heterogeneous sets of unidirectional and bidirectional chargers, and EVs of various sizes, subject to different driving requirements. Important elements will be the synergy with other types of stationary storage systems and adherence with international grid codes and standards. Battery degradation of the EV/storage, while providing grid services, is a critical factor that will be assessed as well.
 
PhD position 2 is on modeling of multi-energy systems and interaction with the electrical domain for the provision of flexibility, considering thermal requirements. The PhD student will be fully involved in the H2020 project INSULAE and will leverage on the existing knowledge of the Bornholm energy system gathered during previous research projects. Key elements include a holistic assessment of the energy requirements of the Bornholm energy system (including electrical, thermal and transportation perspectives) in order to accommodate the increasing amount of fluctuating renewable (wind and solar) energy produced on the island and to become carbon neutral by 2025, avoiding the need for further interconnections with the mainland. Additionally, the potential of various technologies, including local resources such as biomass and waste in an existing plant (Biokraft) in the District of Aakirkeby, will be investigated.
 
Funding research projects
  • The Danish project ACES (Across Continents Electric Vehicles Services) investigates technical and economic system benefits and impacts by large scale electric vehicles integration in Bornholm, augmented by real usage patterns, grid data and field testing for across continents replicability. www.aces-bornholm.eu
  • The EU Interreg project CAR (Creating Automotive Renewal) develops systems solutions for the implementation and scale-up of electric vehicle systems. The approach comprises vehicles, charging posts, payment solutions, and business models. www.sbcar.eu
  • The H2020 project INSULAE aims at testing technologies for decarbonizing islands. It foresees demonstrations in three European islands (including Bornholm) in order to prove technical and economic feasibility of various energy technologies and solutions for increasing renewables and energy independency. (note: the project website is not available yet; few insights on the project can be retrieved here).
Applicable for both scholarships

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a two-year MSc or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year MSc. The applicants should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Excellent grades in the master program.
  • Knowledge of power systems operation.
  • Familiar with distributed energy resources (DERs) grid integration issues.
  • Knowledge of simulations software or power systems specific tools (for example Matlab-Simulink; Python; PowerFactory).
  • Ability to present results in technical reports, and prepare scientific papers for publication in international journals.
  • Proficient use of the English language.
  • Dedicated person with desire to learn is an essential quality.
Approval and Enrolment
PhD scholarships are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
 
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
 
Salary and appointment terms
The appointment is based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.
 
The place of work will be at the Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark. Lyngby campus will be visited on a weekly basis depending on meeting/teaching commitments.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information
You are welcome to contact Associate Professor Mattia Marinelli (matm@elektro.dtu.dk) or DER Group Leader Associate Professor Chresten Træholt (ctr@elektro.dtu.dk).
 
You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering on www.elektro.dtu.dk  and about CEE on www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk
 
Application 
Please submit your online application no later than 10 May 2019 (local time).
 
To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English, as one pdf file containing all the materials to be given considerationThe file must include:
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here – in the right hand column)
  • A 1-page research statement, including figures and references if deemed necessary (max 500 words). Relevant research achievements (if any), methodological approach and research objectives in the framework of the PhD studies are recommended elements to be included.
Please indicate which project you are applying for (title from the above list of PhD projects or individual research projects).
 
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their MSc but cannot begin before having received it. The candidates are expected to begin latest August 2019.
 
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. 
 
All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
 
The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department at DTU within acoustic, automation and control, electronics, electric power and energy and electromagnetics. Including PhD students, we have approximately 200 staff members. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. Our department consists of five research groups, a number of research centers and a management secretariat.
 
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 10 May 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

PhD Scholarships at Department of Operations Management

The Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for vacant PhD scholarships within the areas of the Department. Starting dates are expected to be in the autumn 2019.     

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has over 22,000 students and more than 600 full-time professors on all levels. Being one of the largest business schools in Northern Europe, CBS covers a wide range of business-related academic disciplines. CBS is highly-ranked amongst business schools across the world. Based in architecturally beautiful buildings close to the center of Copenhagen, one of the world’s most exciting cities known for its striking spires, cutting-edge design and cycle-friendly streets, the Department of Operations Management is a leading provider of top-notch research-based education.    The research areas of the Department covers and integrates five academic research areas: Supply Chain Management (design and management of flows of goods, services, knowledge and information between firms); Management Accounting (design, use and effects of financial and non-financial measures in strategy development and implementation); Innovation Management (deployment of management tools and mechanisms to connect technology, organization and markets); Operations Management (relation between production, organization and strategy in manufacturing and service industries); Managerial Economics (decision modelling around pricing, costing, production planning and forecasting).   

Our vision is to be bold in ideas and strong in practice! It is the ambition of the Department to be orientated towards questions that attempt to debate the boundaries of the areas. This allows cross-disciplinary exchange of research ideas and helps fostering of a strong intellectual environment. The Department understands management in relation to managerial tools and instruments that help to frame and make business issues visible and making them amenable to intervention, development and control.    

The Department wishes to develop research and teaching in close connection with practice. Candidates who are able to add to the general fields of Management Accounting, Managerial Economics, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management and work among two or more of the areas will have an advantage. Competency and skill from empirical research by any method is an advantage as is the ability to bridge to other of the Department´s research areas.   The Department of Operations Management supplies teaching and supervision to undergraduate, graduate, masters, executive and PhD programmes in economics and business administration. Currently, the Department hosts four broad research programs:  

  • Servitization  
  • Circular Economy  
  • Pricing and Management Accounting  
  • Maritime Business Studies 

We encourage candidates to apply by submitting interdisciplinary PhD proposals that link to, or ideally combine, different research areas of the Department. Strong competencies and skills in empirical research (either qualitative or quantitative) are an advantage.    

The Department invites applications for several vacant PhD scholarships. For these scholarships, we are looking for applicants who will be interested in and qualified to undertake research in one of the following research areas:  

  • Scholarships are available as part of a research project titled “The Supply Chain of the 21st Century: Towards Ethical, Social and Circular Business Models”, which is co-financed by CBS and the Nordakademie Foundation, Germany. We ask those interested in these positions to contact Associate Professor Andreas Wieland, awi.om@cbs.dk, before applying for them.  
  • PhD scholarships are also available for topics like Circular Economy, Maritime Business Issues or any other topic that fulfills the requirements described in this announcement. We ask those interested in these positions to contact Head of the Department, Carsten Ørts Hansen, ch.om@cbs.dk, before applying for them.  

For more information about the Department, its research areas and projects please visit: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-operations-management     

Applications will be assessed based on the quality of the proposed project, as well as the skills of the candidate. Only project proposals that clearly fall in the areas of the Department will be considered.   

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. It is required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department’s research environment, see: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-operations-management. The programme is highly international, and you can participate in international research conferences and spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme: http://uk.cbs.dk/phd     
CBS’s PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of our PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.    

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

For further information please contact: Head of Department Carsten Ørts Hansen, phone +45 3815 2483, e-mail ch.om@cbs.dk Information about the Department can be found at http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-operations-management    

In connection with the call, we will be hosting an information meeting on 2 May, 2019 where interested parties can join us to learn more about what it is like to be a PhD student in the Department of Operations Management. The meeting will provide information about the areas in which we are recruiting, how to apply for PhD positions, the life as a PhD student at CBS as well as possible career paths after receiving a PhD degree.   

Read more about the Information Meeting “PhD at Department of Operations Management” 2019: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-operations-management/news/the-department-of-operations-management-invites-applications-phd-scholarships and sign up by sending an email to Yana Gross, yg.om@cbs.dk, no later than 30 April 2019.    

General information  
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours) in total. The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month DKK 23.770 (app. EUR 3,160) up to DKK 28.964 (app. EUR 3,860) depending on experience, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.    

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Danish Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.  

The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School of Business and Management: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/phd-schools    

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences (e.g. business administration) is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicant must be fluent in English.    

The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description within a relevant area. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question and a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology and how the project is contributing to the existing literature and hence include a short review of the state of the art within the literature.

The project description should also include a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.    

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

Recruitment procedure  

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

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.     Once the recruitment process is completed, each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.   

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at: http://uk.cbs.dk/phd

Expected starting date: September 1, 2019. 

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.     Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.  

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

Closing date: 5 June 2019.

Apply online

Read the job description at the university homepage

With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Wednesday June 5th, 2019

5 PhD scholarships at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy including CBS LAW

The Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy (MPP) including CBS LAW at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for up to five PhD positions.      

MPP carries out disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on management, law, strategy and organisation across private and public sectors and civil society. It is thus positioned at the centre of CBS’s business-in-society mission. It is organised into different research groups: law; politics; business history: management philosophy; management and entrepreneurship. Faculty within these groups have research backgrounds in all areas of political science, sociology, philosophy, history, law, anthropology, theology, tourism and leisure management, cultural economics and other areas. What unites faculty is an overriding concern for the human within its multiple environments: work, nature, economy, civil association, the state, and the corporation.  

Further info: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-management-politics-and-philosophy   MPP includes CBS Law. Founded in the international and national legal framework for businesses, its research focuses on business law from a societal and commercial perspective. Consequently, the research concentrates on the content of and interplay between international Law, EU Law and national Law. Further info: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/cbs-law.  

Applicants are required to develop a well-specified research proposal, which should relate to the following:   

  • Law and multi-level governance and/or law and ethics  
  • Leadership and strategy  
  • Leisure management  
  • Any area which fits the departmental profile and can be supervised within it (two positions)  

We invite interested candidates from different disciplinary and multidisciplinary backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences that would be relevant to these themes.    

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD program, http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.     It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment. CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded.    

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

The planned starting date for the positions is on 1 September 2019 but may be agreed upon individually.    

For further information please contact: Head of Department Mitchell Dean, e-mail md.mpp@cbs.dk, PhD coordinator, Professor Robin Holt, e-mail rh.mpp@cbs.dk or Director of Law, Andrej Savin, email as.law@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp.    

General information  
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (624 work hours).    

The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 24.480 (app. 3,284 euro) up to DKK 29.829,76 (app. 4,000 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 % of the base salary.    

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.    

CBS welcomes applications that include an element of co-financing, which could for instance be in the shape of a partnership with one or several private or public organisations sharing an interest in the topic – in the spirit of the Danish Industrial PhD scheme. It should, however, be stressed that co-financing is not a requirement. Successful applications are solely selected based on the excellence and relevance of the proposals submitted and the qualifications and potential of the applicants.    

The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies or Business and Management (http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/phd-schools)    

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing a PhD at CBS.    

The applicants must be fluent in English.    

Application 
The application must include:  

  • A project description (5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan in form of a Gantt Chart, and finally a very brief outline of how the project would fit in with the core areas of the department.       
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.        
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV).        
  • A list of papers and publications.        
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).        
  • Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.      

Recruitment procedure    
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two; when possible five or more applicants per scholarship will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.    

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.     Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.    

A committee of experts in the field in question will assess the applications. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to accomplish it. Following this assessment, the management of the Department will make a final selection of candidates.     Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Program at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.    

Closing date  
Application must be submitted no later than on 3 June via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.    

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

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

Closing date: 3 June 2019.

Apply online

Read the job description at the university homepage

With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Monday June 3rd, 2019

PhD in Sustainable Finance in Central Banking

The Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of central bank expertise and sustainable finance. The scholarship has a special focus on how the experts of systemically important central banks integrate climate change into their expertise and activities, how they coordinate with each other on this issue in transnational settings and, finally, how they coordinate with the financial sector with a view to normalizing sustainable investment. We are interested in a PhD project that 1) conducts qualitative and quantitative research across several central banks of systemic importance to global finance in order to better understand the spectrum of reactions to climate change among central bank experts and 2) theorizes the distinctive nature of the emerging sustainable finance regime and the place that central bank expertise has within it. We encourage applications that address these themes within the fields of political economy, organisational sociology, and public administration. The PhD student will benefit from the strong expertise within the Department of Organization on financial governance in general and central banking in particular, as well as in the relevant quantitative and ethnographic methods for studying these practitioners. The political economy group provides a robust research community with regular meetings and an active mentorship tradition.    

The Department of Organization (IOA) pursues a problem-oriented, business in society approach to understand and intervene in organizations and institutions. Our research is driven by an interest in organization as a practical, situated, contested and changing matter. Our approach is interdisciplinary and combines social-scientific traditions such as organization theory, sociology, science and technology studies, political economy, and social psychology in the analysis of organizing processes and their outcomes. Methodologically, we value qualitative research methods highly and often adopt case study and fieldwork methodology.    

The teaching responsibilities associated with the scholarship comprise undergraduate teaching and supervision in subjects such as organizational analysis, international political economy, and qualitative methods.     

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.      The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows candidates to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.      

It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/ioa      

The Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities)      For further information, please contact: Associate Professor Cornel Ban, e-mail: cba.ioa@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa.      Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.   

General information:   
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.     The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.    

The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.     

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.    

The application must include:   

  • A project description (max. 5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and research methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan in the form of a Gantt Chart, and finally a brief outline of how the project would fit within the framework of the collaborative research project.   
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.   
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV).   
  • A list of papers and publications.   
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).   
  • Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.   

The recruitment procedure:    The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.     The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and, later in the process, about the result of the assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.    

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.      

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.    Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.     

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

The envisaged starting date of the position is between October-December, 2019.  

Closing date: 1 August 2019.

Apply online

Read the job description at the university homepage

With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

Research Data Manager

Purpose & relevance for the organization
Our research into cell factory design and optimization heavily relies on high quality data. Our Center has set ambitious targets to increase the usage and value of our data. Methods such as machine learning are data hungry, which requires continuous work on reusability and sharing of data across research projects. You will play a key role in realizing this ambition by further professionalizing our data science organization.

The job

As a Research Data Manager you take a leading role in ensuring high data and metadata quality, and data reusability for data scientists and other users of data in our organization.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with data owners on processes to enable and ensure data and metadata quality
  • Performing routine data management activities like analysis, cleansing, and reporting
  • Working with our data scientists on data analysis projects to ensure that the data used in the projects is of highest possible quality
  • Aligning data collection and manipulation processes with our research partners in Sweden and the US
  • Participating in development of research data management solutions as an expert in data quality, standards and governance
  • Developing and enforcing metadata and data standards
  • Governance of utilization of data in our data warehouse, data lake, and data catalogue
  • Keeping up with best practices in industry regarding data stewardship and governance

You will report directly to the Director Data Science and Automation. 

Our expectations of you
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with attention to detail and a strong interest in life science R&D. You work in an organized manner and enjoy working with stakeholders to improve data and metadata standardization, quality and governance.

Minimum qualifications

  • A MSc or PhD degree in Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Data Science or a related field
  • Domain expertise in life science research & development
  • Familiarity with life science (-omics) data and data formats relevant to life sciences
  • Familiarity with databases and basic scripting / programming (preferably Python)
  • Familiarity with biological data visualization and basic statistical analyses of data

Preferred qualifications

  • Work experience in implementation of data standards, data quality and/or data governance
  • Experience in working in agile projects

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

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

The workplace is DTU main campus in Lyngby near Copenhagen.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 10 May 2019. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Markus Herrgård (herrgard@biosustain.dtu.dk).

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

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Center for Biosustainability
Today, plastic bags, toys, cancer drugs, fuel and food ingredients are manufactured from chemical materials based on oil or extracted from plants. But this way of manufacturing depletes natural resources and increases carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, the products should instead be produced using sustainable biotechnological processes. Achieving this, requires a massive research effort in industrial biotechnology. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at is the world’s first interdisciplinary research centre within sustainability. A primary aim of the Center is to develop new knowledge and technology that can support the transformation from a petrochemical industry to a more sustainable bio-based industry, in which chemicals are produced biotechnologically using microbial production hosts, cell factories.

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

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

PhD Position in Evolutionary Population Ecology:Dynamics of immigration, inbreeding and fitness in song sparrows

About the position

Population and evolutionary dynamics depend critically on the outcomes of dispersal events among sub-populations, and resulting spatial movements of individuals and genes. Immigration and resulting genetic introgression can increase sub-population fitness by alleviating local inbreeding (i.e. ‘genetic rescue’), but can also decrease sub-population fitness by introducing alleles that are locally maladaptive (i.e. ‘immigration load’). Yet, it remains unclear how such effects can work together to increase or decrease the chance of local population persistence in the short-term and the longer-term.

This PhD project will use exceptional long-term data from free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) to dissect the short-term and longer-term effects of immigrants on population genetic composition and local fitness. It will also aim to bring together strands of evolutionary theory to provide new insights into the compound evolutionary effects of immigration in fragmented populations with inbreeding and local adaptation.

The student will work with Professors Jane Reid and Henrik Jensen at NTNU, with strong collaborative links with Professor Peter Arcese and Dr Pirmin Nietlisbach (University of British Columbia, Canada), and Professor Lukas Keller (University of Zurich, Switzerland).

We have a fully-funded PhD position in Evolutionary Population Ecology available at the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics, NTNU.

The Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics is a leading cross-disciplinary Centre of Excellence, with primary interests in population ecology, evolutionary biology and community dynamics. It works at the interface between biology and mathematical sciences, and strives to apply cutting-edge theoretical and statistical frameworks to field data to resolve key questions in the context of both fundamental and applied science. Further information is available at http://www.ntnu.edu/cbd

Job description

The PhD project will involve sophisticated statistical analysis of existing long-term field data, and theory development using mathematical and/or simulation approaches. There will be opportunities to participate in fieldwork and further research training in Canada and Switzerland. The project would suit a highly motivated and numerate student with enthusiasm for confronting evolutionary theory with field data. Full training in key aspects of the project, and associated transferable skills, will be provided. The position provides an excellent opportunity for students who wish to qualify for future work in research positions.

Qualification requirements

We seek candidates who have a strong academic record and interests in quantitative evolutionary ecology and/or population biology, of any nationality and country of educational origin. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) in biology or equivalent education, with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

 Other desired qualifications:

  • Good competence in R and/or other programming languages
  • Willingness to learn and extend new forms of statistical and/or mathematical analysis
  • Some foundational knowledge of relevant topics in evolutionary biology, for example inbreeding depression, heterosis, genetic rescue, would be an advantage
  • Some experience of fieldwork, or of utilising field data, would be an advantage
  • Good written and oral English

Personal characteristics

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about population ecology and/or evolutionary biology
  • Excellent team-working and written and verbal communication skills

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is for 3 years (with a possibility for up to one year extension with teaching duties). Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Biology (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phbi).

As a PhD candidate, you will undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are fully qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Information about working at NTNU can be found here: www.ntnu.edu/nirs

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Jane Reid, e-mail jane.reid@abdn.ac.uk

About the application

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to include a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please refer to the application number NV-42/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 20.05.2019

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The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Biology 

We work with global challenges in natural diversity, climate, the environment, health and nutrition. Our expertise in biological processes at all levels – from molecules to ecosystems – contributes to a sustainable society. The Department educate graduates for a wide range of careers in public administration, business and academia. The Department of Biology is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Deadline

20.05.2019

Post expires on Monday May 20th, 2019

Postdoc in Materials Science and Engineering (Battery Technology)

About the position

We have a vacancy for a position as post doc affiliated with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV), NTNU Norwegian University for Science and Technology.

The post doc will in addition to his/her research activity have a central role in the NTNU Battery initiative coordinating the battery research activities between NV/NTNU and the strategic research area NTNU Energy at NTNU.

Research activities in the Department cover electrochemical energy technology (batteries), functional materials and materials chemistry, nanomaterials, ceramics, corrosion, physical metallurgy and metallurgical and electrochemical process engineering.

Job description

This post doc position in battery technology is focused on development of functional materials and understanding of electrochemical and degradation phenomena for Li ion batteries. Extensive state-of-the-art infrastructure for materials and battery development and testing is established at the Department. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research profile in close collaboration with the present battery activities at the Department.  

In addition, the candidate will have a coordinating role of the battery activities at NV/NTNU in close collaboration with the strategic research area NTNU Energy. The coordination will include providing information flow among groups working in the battery field, providing coordination help during establishment of larger research applications and facilitating initiatives with respect to sharing and developing infrastructure for battery research.

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. The applicants must hold a PhD in materials chemistry, materials science and technology, electrochemistry or similar. Candidates with documented expertise in development of functional materials for battery technology as well as electrochemical and degradation studies of batteries are desired. Experience in in-situ characterization techniques is considered an advantage.

The persons we are searching for have good oral and written communication skills. The candidates must provide evidence of the ability to publish scientific papers.

Personal characteristics

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Creative and innovative with respect to research
  • Good collaboration skills and ability to work in a large research group
  • Ability to work across traditional disciplines and easy to get in contact with other researchers
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment has a duration of 2 years with the possibility of until 1 year extension with teaching duties in agreement with the department. (To undertake the teaching duties it is a requirement that the candidate speaks Norwegian or another Scandinavian language).

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Mari-Ann Einarsrud, phone number +47 73594002, e-mail mari-ann.einarsrud@ntnu.no or Professor Ann Mari Svensson phone number +47 73593965, e-mail annmari.svensson@ntnu.no.

About the application:

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • List of publications with bibliographical references. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
  • Brief research plan stating your future research interests
  • Name and address of three potential references
  • Documentation of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) if English or a Scandinavian language is not the applicant’s mother tongue
  • Reference letters

Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via jobbnorge.no. Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: NV-44/19.

Application deadline: May 24, 2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering  

We are Norway’s leading educational and research environment in materials engineering, materials chemistry and materials science.  In collaboration with business and industry, we are a driving force for the development of innovative materials as well as new applications and manufacturing processes.  Activities in our disciplines are vital for the green shift. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Deadline

24.05.2019

Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

PhD position in Experimental Computational Linguistics

About the position

We announce a four-year PhD position in experimental computational linguistics at the Department of Language and Literature.

The PhD position is part of the project Computational modeling of filler-gap acquisition in Norwegian which is an interdisciplinary project within the Enabling Technologies strategic area at NTNU. The successful applicant will be part of a project group headed by Associate Professor Dave Kush (Department of Language and Literature), Professor Terje Lohndal (Department of Language and Literature), and Professor Ole Jakob Mengshoel (Department of Computer Science).

The project will be carried out in Kush’s ØyeLab and in cooperation with the cross-institutional research group AcqVA (Acquisition, Variation and Attrition) between NTNU and UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The Trondheim unit of the group consists of 18 researchers, including 3 professors, 4 associate professors, 1 postdoc, 8 PhD candidates, and 2 20% adjunct professors.

Job description

The project seeks to use computational modeling to better understand how learners might acquire constraints on filler-gap dependencies from natural language input. To this end, the project will evaluate whether computational learning models of various types (e.g., Recurrent Neural Networks; Variational Learners; Bayesian models) can (i) represent a diverse array of long-distance filler-gap dependencies and (ii) learn the proper constraints on such dependencies when trained on different Norwegian corpora. The results of these investigations will be compared to previous results from English. The goal is to ultimately identify necessary components of a learning strategy that is capable of learning attested patterns cross-linguistically.

Applicants are requested to contact the project leader to obtain a more detailed project description before applying.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field, for example formal or experimental linguistics, or computer science with a specialization in linguistics
  • Proficiency in at least one common programming language (e.g., Python)
  • Familiarity with current natural language processing (NLP) methods
  • Written and oral proficiency in a Scandinavian language and/or English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with machine-/deep-learning
  • Familiarity with corpora/treebanks

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in experimental linguistics, computer science with a specialization in linguistics or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

Personal characteristics

The successful candidate will be:

  • Enthusiastic about research.
  • Independent, task-oriented, with a good work ethic.
  • Able and willing to contribute to an inclusive working environment.

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Funds
  • an active and supportive research group and network
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The position consists of 3 years allocated to the PhD work and 1 year of duty work (e.g., teaching, administration, project related work).Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Language and Linguistics. 

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

About the application:

The application with attachments must be marked HF 19-016 and be submitted electronically via Jobbnorge.

The application must contain information about the applicant’s background and motivation for carrying out a PhD project. Language proficiency should be specified. The following must be included:

  • Diplomas and attestations
  • An overview of any relevant publications (the actual publications may be requested during the evaluation process)
  • The application must also include a description (up to 10 pages) of a planned doctoral project within the overall project described above, in accordance with the template for project descriptions qualifying for our doctoral programme. The template can be found at https://www.ntnu.edu/hf/phd/project-description.

Together with documentation of the applicant’s academic qualifications and personal suitability, the project description will be the main foundation for the evaluation of the application.

Applicants who are short-listed will be called in for interviews, and their references will be contacted. Applications that are not submitted electronically via Jobbnorge within the deadline will not be evaluated.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dave Kush, e-mail: dave.kush@ntnu

Application deadline: 01.06.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of study programmes in the humanities, and is Norway’s second largest faculty of humanities measured in the number of students. We develop leading academic groups in the action-oriented humanities, as well as innovative and inquiry-based teaching and learning. The Faculty consists of six departments as well as a Faculty administration.

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Deadline

01.06.2019

Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

Postdoctor in Cell Bioprocessing

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 2 year Post Doctor position in Cell Bioprocessing

A two-year Postdoc position in Cell Bioprocessing is available at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science (IBT). The current research fields at the Department includes Microbial Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Analysis and Control of Microbial Systems, Food Science, and Biopolymers and Biomaterials. Further information is available at http://www.ntnu.edu/biotech/research. The post doc candidate will work in the Microbial and Cell Physiology research group https://www.ntnu.edu/ibt/research/bruheim-lab#/view/about associated the Microbial Biotechnology research division and report to Professor Per Bruheim.

The position is part of the NTNU Research project “Chemically defined cell culture media” funded by the NTNU Biotechnology programme (www.ntnu.edu/biotechnology) and internal resources at IBT. Cell Bioprocessing is a rapidly expanding area, where a major challenge is development of efficient, robust and sustainable cultivation conditions based on serum-free media for production of biomedical as well as cultured meat commodities.

The main objective of postdoctoral research fellowships is qualification for academic positions and research career development programs and supervision are offered as part of this fellowship.

The position reports to Professor Per Bruheim.

Job description

The postdoc will focus on developing work flows for efficient design of chemically defined cell culture media for primary cells from higher eukaryotic organisms. The overall research project includes advanced micro-bioreactor cell cultivation systems, deep phenotyping, high throughput robot technology, dynamic modelling and machine learning. The postdoc will be responsible for the cell cultivation and phenotyping work. A key approach will be microbioreactor-cultivations combined with mass spectrometric based metabolite and protein profiling to follow intracellular metabolic state, signaling network activities and media nutrient uptake and waste product excretion. The MS work will be performed in the Natural Science faculty Mass Spectrometry lab (https://www.ntnu.edu/nv-mslab) currently equipped with six MS instruments and GC, UPLC, capillary UPLC, UPC2, capillary ion chromatography separation technologies and software for advanced processing of both low molecular weight analytes (Metabolomics), lipids (Lipidomics), 13C-label experimentation (Fluxomics) and protein/ peptides (Proteomics). A significant part of the work will involve processing of large data-sets and bioinformatic analyses. The postdoc will have a central role in the overall project and will also be responsible for outreach activities and recruitment and supervision of MSc students.

Qualification requirements


A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions.

Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in Biotechnology, Cell Biology or similar field or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required. Candidates that are about to submit their thesis/ defend in near future are also encouraged to apply. In particular, experience with cell cultivation/ cell culture technology and bioprocessing will be highly valuable. Some prior experience with liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry instrumentation in a metabolomics work-flow context is also a valuable asset.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

Personal characteristics

The applicant must document ability to work independently as well as in group situations, be an active member in the research groups and presenting the projects in conferences and to other interested parties. Previous experience with supervision of students and writing project proposals is considered an advantage.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 2 years.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Per Bruheim, e-mail: per.bruheim@ntnu.no

About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-36/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.06.2019

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Biotechnology and Food Science

Our activities contribute to increased exploitation of existing and new ingredients for sustainable food production as well as next-generation energy solutions and medical technology. We educate graduates for a wide range of careers in industry, public administration and academia. The Department of Biotechnology and Food Science is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Deadline

15.06.2019

Post expires on Saturday June 15th, 2019

Researcher in sustainable energy systems in built environment Vaxjo


Reference number: 2019/288-2.2.1S

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

The Faculty of Technology strives for the Linnaeus University’s Keyword Attractive Knowledge Environment, Prominent Research, Social Driving Power and Global Values to pervade the business. The Faculty of Technology has a broad business in ten different institutions, where Linnaeus University conducts training and research in the technical subjects. The Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology conducts research and education in energy processes, sustainable energy systems and energy efficiency in the buildings.

Your work assignments:

The position involves research, supervision and teaching in the multidisciplinary thematic areas of sustainability and energy systems.

The holder of the position will primarily conduct research on resource- and climate-effective built environment in a lifecycle perspective. The main focus is to identify resource-efficient and low-carbon solutions for buildings throughout their lifecycle in terms of design strategies, choice of materials, construction methods, and end-of-life management. The research should combine dynamic energy modelling and lifecycle assessment methodology 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible to be employed is the one who has completed a PhD in

  • sustainable built environment
  • energy system
  • building technology
  • or architecture

or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence with regard to the subject’s subject matter content and the tasks that must be included in the employment.

For eligibility for this employment, it is also required that the applicant should have a good knowledge of advanced computer programs for energy balance calculations of buildings and good knowledge of extensive energy renovation of residential buildings, taking into account the remaining life of buildings and various possible material choices during the renovation. The applicant must also have good English in speech and writing and have experience of international research collaboration. We will attach great importance to personal qualities such as the ability to collaborate and conduct independent research.

Ämnesområde för befattningen: Sustainable built environment

Placeringsort tillsvidare: Växjö

Length of employment and period: Full-time 100% during 22 months, temporary employment according to LAS.

Contact persons:

Professor Leif Gustavsson, leif.gustavsson@lnu.se, +46 (0)470708997

Prefekt: Jörgen Forss, jorgen.forss@lnu.se, +46 (0)470-70 82 33  

Department for built environment and Energy technology                       

HR partner: Hanna Holgersson, hanna.holgersson@lnu.se, +46 (0) 47070849

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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Post expires on Wednesday May 8th, 2019

PhD student in Applied Physics, focus area in Organic Electronics Norrkoping


Ref LiU-2019-00219S

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

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

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Applied Physics (focus area: Organic Electronics)
formally based at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Department of Science and Technology (ITN), Campus Norrköping

Research area
At the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), we focus on the study and application of electronically and ionically conducting organic materials in an array of areas spanning energy harvesting, printed electronics, photonics, and bioelectronics.
Read more at www.liu.se/loe

The LOE Bioelectronics team was recently awarded funding for the EU International Training Network BORGES (“Biosensing with organic electrodes”), providing funding for a PhD student at LOE and an associated PhD student at LiU’s Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE). The overall aim of the project is to develop label-free sensing platforms for inflammatory biomarkers in multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a neurological disease with a high demand for improving prediction and monitoring of disease activity and optimizing drug treatment in a personalised manner. LOE’s main contribution to this effort (and the primary focus of this PhD position) will be in developing organic bioelectronic sensors. These activities will include extensive interdisciplinary research activity – from device fabrication to testing biosensing in cell and tissue models– and promise a revolutionary approach to disease monitoring and treatment. As part of an EU International Training Network, the PhD student will be part of the network of other early-stage researchers from the other 9 academic partners across Europe and will have access and research-visit opportunities through the consortium.

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

The PhD student will develop organic bioelectronic components such as organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) for biosensing applications. The research will include materials and devices based on (semi)conducting polymers as well as polyelectrolyte ”ion conductors” with the aim of translating biological and electronic signals. The PhD studies will further include processing of components in a cleanroom environment, characterization of materials and electrical/ionic properties, and fundamental studies of sensing and electrochemistry. Many of these activities will be in close collaboration with the parallel BORGES PhD at Linköping University’s Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.

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

A suitable background for this position is a master’s or engineering degree in physics, materials science, electronics, or biotechnology. Previous experience in multidisciplinary activities is valuable. Research at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics – and within the BORGES network – is carried out predominantly in English, so relative fluency is favorable.

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

Starting date Autumn 2019.

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

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

Application procedureApply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 14th of May 2019.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

The data of the applicant will be collected in order to realize the selection procedure such as described in Grant Agreement No. 813863 – Horizon 2020 BORGES and will be communicated by Linköpings University to the Recruitment and Training Committee which is composed by representatives of the beneficiaries having part in the project. The candidate may refer to the Linköpings University in order to exercise her/his rights under art. 15 – 22 Reg. (EU) 2016/679.

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Daniel Simon

Senior lecturer

+46 11 363476

daniel.simon@liu.se

Annelie Westerberg

HR-partner

annelie.westerberg@liu.se

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Post expires on Monday May 13th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in Materials Physics with focus on chiral nanomaterials Linkoping


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

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ifm

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoctoral researcher in Materials Physics with focus on chiral nanomaterials
formally based at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, IFM

Duties
The project is mainly focused on the development of chiro-optical nanodevices using complex chiral nanostructures grown by physical vapor deposition (PVD). We will devote to develop high-performance nanodevices by fabricating complex chiral nanostructures and hybrids with different geometries and spatial distributions, constituting of different materials and compositions.

The postdoctor will mainly work on the growth and characterization of complex nanomaterials, development of hybrids with organic/inorganic nanostructures and/or plasmonic nanomaterials, as well as fabrication of nanophotonic device structures combined with nanolithography. The postdoc will partly join the team studying nanostructural growth behaviors and chiro-optical properties by theoretical modeling and simulations.

A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

Qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated and creative researcher with a PhD degree in Materials Science/Engineer, Photonics, Electrical Engineer, Physics or similar. Documented experience from activities mentioned under Duties as well as skills in writing/presentation is a requirement.

The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Appointment time
Two years.

Starting date 
By agreement.

Salary
The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

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

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Ching-Lien Hsiao

Docent

+46 765 827 838

ching-lien.hsiao@liu.se

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Post expires on Thursday June 13th, 2019

Postdoc in Education with Focus on Bullying Linkoping


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

At the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning we provide education and perform research in the fields of psychology, psychotherapy, disability research, education, pedagogic practices, didactic science, adult learning, sociology and popular education. Graduates from our courses and degree programmes are well prepared for the challenges of the workplace and our research makes a strong contribution to knowledge of human behaviour and learning processes.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ibl

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in Education with Focus on Bullying
formally based at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning.

Duties
A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

The actual Postdoc position is focused on bullying among children and adolescents. At the department, there is a research group on school bullying that uses theories and research methods from various disciplines and traditions, including developmental psychology, educational psychology, social psychology, sociology and social anthropology. The research group is involved in national and international networks and collaborations. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct research in collaboration with researchers within the research group at the department.

Qualifications
The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Meritorious
Scientific merits, publications in international peer-review journals in particular, that are relevant to the research field of bullying among children and adolescents or adjacent research fields about children’s and adolescent’s social development, social relationships, peer victimization, violence, aggression, or peer groups will be particularly taken into account when recruiting. Experiences of participation in national and international research projects/collaborations is desirable. Proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed until further notice, but for no longer than two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date 
By agreement

Salary
The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 13th of june 2019.

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

Equal opportunitiesThere is an even gender distribution between men and women at the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Learning.

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Robert Thornberg

Professor

013- 282118

robert.thornberg@liu.se

Margareta Engvall

Avdelningschef

013-28 2351

margareta.engvall@liu.se

Karin Saindon Jarheden

HR-partner

013-28 47 55

karin.saindon.jarheden@liu.se

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Post expires on Thursday June 13th, 2019

PhD Research Fellow in ICT – Deep Learning for Chatbots

About the position

The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time fixed-term position for a period of three years as PhD Research Fellow. The position is linked to the Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and is located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is as soon as possible or by agreement.

The department of ICT has three large and active research groups in Information and Communication Technology including eight Professors, 20 Associate Professors/Assistant professors and about 20 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The department pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on ICT and crisis management, artificial intelligence, eLearning and eHealth. The department has successfully led a number of large research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, the EU research programmes FP7 and H2020 as well as national and international industries.

The open position is associated with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) and part of the project “Chatbots for Loyalty” funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Responsibilities

The aim of the PhD Research Fellow is to advance the state-of-the-art in deep learning techniques for chatbots – machine agents serving as natural language user interfaces to data and service providers in social networks. Natural language interaction is the next frontier in the development of ubiquitous data and services. 

The research fellow will get the opportunity to develop novel approaches to increase the attention span of deep learning models and enable more goal directed conversations. Furthermore, the candidate will explore and develop mechanisms for leveraging rich contexts, captured through both structured information (demographics, transaction history, etc.) and more unstructured information (e.g., logs of previous dialogue at other contact points). By leveraging a rich context, spanning multiple channels, the ultimate goal is to open up for more intelligent goal-oriented and task-oriented chatbot services. Datasets for training and evaluating the mechanisms developed will be available from several domains, such as private and public sector customer service, and informational services within the health domain.

Research topics for the PhD research fellows include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Deep learning approaches for conversational user interfaces
  • Combining machine learning and user-centred design for smart chatbot services

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

The candidate must hold a master’s degree in ICT, Computer Science or a similar/related field and document competence in areas relevant to the position.

Furthermore, the applicant must have strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency, communication and teamwork skills.

It is a prerequisite for employment that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, specialization in ICT, within three months of appointment. More information about the programme and a complete list of admission requirements.

The following admission requirements apply to the PhD programme:

  • The average grade for courses included in the bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) should be C (or equivalent) or higher;
  • The average grade for courses included in the master’s degree (or equivalent) should be B (or equivalent) or higher;
  • The master’s thesis (or equivalent) should have a grade B (or equivalent) or higher when the candidate is admitted to the PhD program.

The successful applicant must have written and spoken English proficiency. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests or certificates:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 600 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or a minimum of 92 on the Internet based Test (iBT)
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5. (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)  certificate of at least Level B2

Please check this website to see if an English test is required. Please note that the English test requirement applies to applicants from most countries according to the list mentioned above. No other English tests or certificates will be approved, and certifications/statements cannot replace an English test.

Applications from applicants who already hold a PhD will normally not be considered.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, attainment, and any previous research and development work.

Desired qualifications

The ideal candidate will have expertise in at least three of the following areas:

  • Deep reinforcement learning
  • Transfer- and meta-learning
  • Bayesian learning and probabilistic reasoning
  • Recurrent neural networks
  • Convolutional neural networks
  • Natural language processing
  • Tsetlin machines

Personal qualities

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills, inventiveness, and a proactive approach, will be emphasized in the evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. The PhD Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the doctoral candidates. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • the opportunity to contribute to the strategic capabilities of a world-class research organization, along with intensive PhD supervision. You will collaborate with top scientists in your field and have excellent prospects for personal development in an innovative working environment for aspiring researchers.
  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 449 400 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. More about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including the bachelor’s level
  • Master’s degree/higher degree certificate, with a summary of the courses/subjects included in the degree
  • Applicants with a foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution
  • Summary (approximately 1-2 pages) of the master’s thesis
  • Applicants who are required to document their English proficiency must submit his/her TOEFL or IELTS test results (these may be forwarded after the closing date)
  • Summary or links to the applicant’s scientific publications (if any)
  • A description of the candidate’s research interests and background for the project applied for

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. We draw your attention to the fact that we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process if attachments are missing. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 13.05.19

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Deadline

13.05.2019

Post expires on Monday May 13th, 2019

PhD scholarship within sustainability of livestock systems

About the position

Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences (IHA), Faculty of Biosciences (BIOVIT) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås, near Oslo, has a vacant 3-year PhD–position related to sustainability of livestock systems.

The available position will be organized within the Animal Breeding and Genetics Research Group, but will be part of a research team focusing on sustainability in livestock systems.

The successful candidate will also work closely with the research team within a 4-year project (LIVESTOCK), including researchers from NMBU, Østfoldforskning, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy (NIBIO), in addition to partners and collaborators from the industry.

In this PhD project, the sustainability of livestock production will be approached in a holistic way by using life cycle assessment (LCA), with a focus on the farm production system and on the effect of breeding strategies. It is expected that the successful candidate spends some of her/his study time at the University of Aarhus at the Department of Agroecology – Agricultural Systems and Sustainability.

The scholarship is funded by NMBU.

Main tasks

The main tasks will be to develop LCA models of ruminant livestock systems with different perspectives and to document the sustainability of the breeding goals for dairy cattle.

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, and is expected to complete a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

Husdyr kalv ku amming

Qualifications and skills

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 the 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 also document expertise and interest in the research.

Required academic qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Animal Science. Other master’s degrees (or equivalent) with relevant profile can be considered.

Desired academic qualifications

  • Experience with research within animal breeding
  • Experience with research within system analysis, like for instance LCA

Required personal skills

  • Good writing skills in English
  • Highly motivated for research
  • Good abilities to cooperate and communicate
  • Ability for analytical and logical thinking

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD fellow, wage framework 20. PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 51 (NOK 449 400) 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 Hanne Fjerdingby Olsen (post doc – tenure track) by e-mail: hanne.fjerdingby@nmbu.no; or by phone +47 67 23 27 23

Information for PhD applicants and general information to applicants

Kuer bredde

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.

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, list of publications (if any), copy of Master thesis, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline.

Application deadline: May 15th 2019

Printed material that cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within May 15th 2019. Please quote reference number 19/01977.

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

The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

About BIOVIT

The main objective of BIOVIT is to contribute to the development of sustainable agriculture and food production systems through basic and applied research on plants and animals including fish (aquaculture).

BIOVIT is organized into two departments: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences and Department of Plant Sciences. Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences provides fundamental, innovative research and practical solutions to improve productivity and sustainability across the agriculture and aquaculture sector. It represents the sciences for the future within the animal husbandry fields of breeding, nutrition and ethology.

Research is organized in the following groups: Breeding and Quantitative Genetics, Ethology and Animal Environment, Nutrition and Physiology in Monogastric Animals, Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology, Genome Biology, Agroecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, Plant Protection and Food Crops.

The faculty houses the Centre for Integrative Genetics (CIGENE) and a research centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) – Foods of Norway. The faculty is responsible for bachelor- and master programmes in Biology, Animal Science and Plant Sciences, and international master programmes in Agroecology, Plant Sciences, Aquaculture, Animal Breeding Genetics and Feed Manufacturing Technology. PhD programmes include Animal Science and Aquaculture, and Plant Sciences.

BIOVIT employs approximately 240 scientists, technicians, and administrative personnel. Around 480 bachelor and master students and 90 PhD students are enrolled in educational programmes within the faculty, offering a stimulating and supportive learning environment.

Bygning Urbygningen med blomster foran

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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

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

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås.

Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadline

15.05.2019

Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

PhD student position in Music Performance, with specialization composition and programming Lulea


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The School of Music in Piteå at Luleå University of Technology, seeks to employ a PhD student in Musical Performance, specialising in composition, programming, musical gesture and multimedia. You will be part of a research cluster, consisting of two professors, Stefan Östersjö and Åsa Unander-Scharin, a postdoc and two PhD students. This cluster works on music and interactive technologies, with a particular interest in the relation between musician’s movements and musical creativity, and to apply such findings in intermedia productions produced with and for the professional chamber ensemble Norrbotten NEO.

The PhD position is in Campus Piteå at the department for music and dance (KKL). PhD studies in Music Performance take place at Piteå, but seminars will take place both at Campus Piteå and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. The program has a strong interdisciplinary profile and is built on collaboration with researchers and laboratories in other departments as well as with Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH). This cross-disciplinary context constitutes the core infrastructure for the research cluster.

Subject description
Musical Performance is a research subject concerned in which artistic issues relevant to musical composition, improvisation and performance are addressed in and through the researcher’s individual artistic practice. Research in musical performance is interdisciplinary and seeks fruitful combinations of artistic methods, theory and practice with methodological and theoretical approaches from other research fields.

Duties
The position, which leads to a doctoral degree in Music Performance, is full time during four years, with the possibility of also adding on departmental duties, mainly teaching and supervision. As a doctoral student, you have good opportunities to individually shape your tasks and research focus, but will be responsible for creating an extended instrument in collaboration with the clarinet player and PhD student Robert Ek of Norrbotten NEO, in which motion data constitute an important factor in the creation of new works using electronics and visualisation through other media. With this instrument, and in close collaboration with Norrbotten NEO, you are expected to create a series of compositions, which will constitute the foundation for the PhD.

Regular presence at Campus Piteå is a necessity, and the position assumes that the PhD students spends time at campus Piteå. Doctoral seminars are held both at campus Piteå and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Qualifications
Requirements for admission to third cycle studies in Music Performance at Luleå University of Technology include: 1) a degree at advanced level with a major in Musical performance or composition 2) has completed higher education courses worth at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 are for second-cycle courses, or 3) in some other manner, in this country or abroad, has acquired the equivalent qualifications.

Other requirements for the position: documented musical activities of international standing in contemporary classical music, electronic music and in related genres, very good skills in oral and written communication in English or Swedish.

For further information about a PhD studies in Music Performance see:
General curricula for the Board of the faculty of humanities and social sciences

Information
For further information, please contact Professor Stefan Östersjö +46 761029725, stefan.ostersjo@ltu.se or the Head of Division, Sture Kuusisalo, +46 730893020, sture.kuusisalo@ltu.se,
Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 Christer.Gardelli@ltu.seOFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology works actively with equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The core values of the university are respect, trust, openness and responsibility.

Application
Your application should include:

a personal letter

a CV, degree diplomas and other relevant documents confirming your qualifications

documentation of your own artistic practice (scores and recordings of your compositions)

a Master’s thesis, or equivalent

a project plan (5-10 pages) for the intended artistic research project, including

the purpose, time plan, methods and form[s] of documentation of the project

Apply for the position via the application button below where you attach your personal letter, your CV, copies of prior degree certificates and other documents (including sounding documentation). Commercially released CDs or DVDs that you wish to add to your artistic documentation can be sent to Luleå University of Technology, Registrar’s Office, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden. In such cases, the item must be marked with the reference number as shown below.

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

Reference number: 1541-2019

Deadline for application: 13 May 2019

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Post doctoral researcher in Musical Performance, with specialization in gesture analysis and visualisation Lulea


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The School of Music in Piteå, at Luleå University of Technology, seeks to employ a postdoctoral researcher in Musical Performance, specialising in computational analysis of gesture and visualisation. You will be part of a research cluster, consisting of two professors, Stefan Östersjö and Åsa Unander-Scharin, a postdoc and two PhD students. This cluster works on music and interactive technologies, with a particular interest in the relation between musician’s movements and musical creativity, and to apply such findings in intermedia productions produced with and for the professional chamber ensemble Norrbotten NEO.

The PhD position is in Campus Piteå at the department for music and dance (KKL). PhD studies in Music Performance take place at Piteå, but seminars will take place both at Campus Piteå and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. The PhD program in Musical Performance is carried out in collaboration with the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. The program has a strong interdisciplinary profile and is built on collaboration with researchers and laboratories in other departments as well as with Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH). This cross-disciplinary context constitutes the core infrastructure for the research cluster.

Subject description
Musical Performance is a research subject concerned in which artistic issues relevant to musical composition, improvisation and performance are addressed in and through the researcher’s individual artistic practice. Research in musical performance is interdisciplinary and seeks fruitful combinations of artistic methods, theory and practice with methodological and theoretical approaches from other research fields.

Duties
The position as post doctoral researcher is 100% from Sept 1 2019 to 31 August 2021.The working methods of the research cluster is interdisciplinary and builds on the combination of qualitative, quantitative and artistic inquiry. Quantitative analysis of movement data is combined with qualitative analysis of video documentation, with the aim of on the one hand, creating a more robust understanding of how musician’s movement constitute an integrated component in musical perception, and as data for the creation of new intermedia compositions in collaboration with the chamber ensemble Norrbotten NEO.

The post doctoral researcher will carry out the following tasks within the project, in collaboration with the entire research cluster: Carry out interdisciplinary research in a field between systematic musicology, computational analysis, qualitative analysis and artistic research. This entails an overarching responsibility for quantitative analysis of movement data and artistic creation of visualisations of these data. The research outcomes shall be discussed in peer reviewed papers and be presented in artistic productions with the chamber ensemble Norrbotten NEO.

Regular presence at Campus Piteå is a necessity, but part of the work may also be carried out in studios and laboratories in Stockholm.

Qualifications
The applicant must hold a PhD in systematic musicology, music computing or equivalent. Applicants who obtained their degree within the past three years will be prioritized. If special circumstances apply, the PhD can have been obtained earlier.

Further assessment criteria are:  
Experience of quantitative analysis of musical gesture
Experience of computational analysis of motion capture and audio data
Programming skills, also with focus on interactive electronics and intermedia
Very good skills in oral and written communication in English

The researcher should be able to work two weeks per month in campus Piteå. Parts of the work can be carried out in Stockholm.

Information
For further information, please contact Professor Stefan Östersjö, +46 761029725, stefan.ostersjo@ltu.se or the Head of Division, Sture Kuusisalo, +46 730893020, sture.kuusisalo@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 Christer.Gardelli@ltu.seOFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology works actively with equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The core values of the university are respect, trust, openness and responsibility.

Application
Your application should include: a cover letter letter expressing your research interests, CV, degree diplomas and other relevant documents confirming your qualifications, Two recent publications, a list of publications, Three references

Apply for the position via the application button below where you attach your personal letter, your CV, copies of prior degree certificates and other documents (including sounding documentation). Commercially released CDs or DVDs that you wish to add to your artistic documentation can be sent to Luleå University of Technology, Registrar’s Office, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden. In such cases, the item must be marked with the reference number as shown below.

Reference number:1542-2019

Deadline for application: 13 May 2019

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Post expires on Monday May 13th, 2019

Doctoral student, 1-4 positions / Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

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Doctoral student, 1-4 positions

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863 that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is currently seeking to recruit  staff to the positions (1-4) of Doctoral Student, beginning as from 1 August 2019 or according to a separate agreement, for a fixed term of not more than four years.

Education and research in sport sciences in Finland are concentrated at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. Physical activity and health, as well as their relationships and promotion, are explored there from a multidisciplinary perspective, with the improvement of health, functional ability and wellbeing across the human lifespan as the key aim.

There are two main lines of study at the Faculty: Sport Sciences and Health Sciences. There are three disciplinary groups at the Faculty: Biology of Physical Activity, Behavioral and Social Sciences of Sport and Health Sciences. There are also three research centres at the Faculty: the Neuromuscular Research Centre, the Gerontology Research Center and the Research Centre for Health Promotion.

The main duties of doctoral students consist of research for the doctoral thesis and reporting the dissertation, postgraduate education, teaching assistance and possible other related tasks. 

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of doctoral student are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, Rectors´s decision on personnel matters and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a full command of Finnish language. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. A good command of English is required. 

A prerequisite for the doctoral student position is a suitable Master’s degree and the study right for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. If the applicant does not already have the right for doctoral studies, it must be applied for by a separate application from the relevant faculty, considering application times.

The job-specific salary component of a doctoral student is based on the job demands level 2 – 4 (EUR 2033,29 – 2535,20 /month according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s
International Staff Guide.

For further information, please contact:
Professor Sarianna Sipilä, email: sarianna.sipila@jyu.fi,+358408053593 or
Head of Administration Heikki Herva, email: heikki.herva@jyu.fi; +358504432400.

The application should include as PDF files:

1. Application letter. The letter should also indicate the time frame for receiving the doctoral task if the applicant is unable to receive the task starting August 1st 2019.
2. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering when possible the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. See: http://www.tenk.fi/en.
3. List of publications
4. Research plan (max. 10 pages, including references and annexes) should include:

1) Subject of study / working title
2) the scientific basis of the study (½-1 page)
3) the purpose and research problems of the research
4) research methods (this section describes the study layout, the studies, methods of measurement and analysis and, if necessary, interventions)
5) ethical issues
6) brief presentation of the postgraduate student, the supervisors and the member of the follow-up group
7) current stage of the research work and the timetable for the study and the publication plan
8) financial plan
9) benefits of the research
10) project risks and their management. 

5. Reference letter from the supervisor (max. 1 page).

Please submit your application at the latest on 31 May 2019 using the online application form.

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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Ph.D. student in Pervasive and Mobile Computing Lulea


Ref 1534-2019

Background
The Computer Science division at the department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is searching for a PhD student in the subject of Pervasive and Mobile Computing to work with software architectures for efficient distributed ledgers.

You will be part of a research group that works with software systems, distributed systems, mobile systems and Internet-based communication. You will acquire unique knowledge and skills and be part of a creative research environment, working in cooperation with industry partners.

Subject description
Pervasive and mobile computing address distributed systems and mobile networks, which enable mobility, ubiquity and interactivity of computers, data, software and users.

Research and innovation project
The PhD project will be carried out within and financed by DIT4BEARS[1], which is a collaborative research and innovation project within the Kolarctic programme that LTU will start with partners from Russia, Finland, and Norway. The project is focusing on helping companies with innovative and pioneering IT solutions with an emphasis on SMEs.

Project description
The scientific objective is to study how smart identities can be realised using distributed ledger technology. Technologies include block chains and hash graphs in combination with other kinds of distributed systems. Challenges include resource efficiency for consensus and for scaling up to large volumes of data. Solutions shall be related to different application areas, be implemented primarily in software, and evaluated by simulations and proof of concept implementations, although in principle they can encompass large systems with several datacenters and a multitude of heterogeneous devices distributed in the field. Applications and use cases will be further discussed with the companies involved in the research and innovation project DIT4BEARS1 as mentioned above.

The project will be carried out at LTU’s campus in Luleå.

Duties
You will work in the above described project and participate in activities in DIT4BEARS. You will take courses while doing dissertation work in the form of e.g. literature, article, design studies, construction and programming tasks, theory development, analysis and presentations. The research subject is multi-disciplinary and includes both science and technology. Results will be published in English in journals and international conferences. Teaching and other duties at the division and / or department exist for graduate students, which is limited to a maximum of one year of the total period not exceeding five years.

QualificationsWe are looking for a skilled, analytic and motivated colleague that can perform advance research, both independently and in cooperation with the rest of the team. The necessary background for applicants is a master degree in Computer Science, or equivalent. The applicant must be proficient in software development and computer science and be fluent in oral and written dissemination in English. Specific depth in mathematics, computer security or encryption is valuable but not a requirement. It is an advantage if you have previous experience from research and publication.

Other information
General information for applicants: https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb/Fakta-for-sokande?l=en

For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Olov Schelen, email olov.schelen@ltu.se, Assoc. Prof. Karl Andersson, email karl.andersson@ltu.se, or Senior Lecturer Robert Brännström, head of division, email: robert.brannstrom@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, 0920-49 1809 christer.gardelli@ltu.se and OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

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

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

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

Reference number: LTU-1534-2019

Final day to apply: 2019-05-15

[1] Disruptive Information Technologies for Barents Euro-Arctic Region

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Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019