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Postdoctoral Fellow in Arctic plant-soil interactions

Prolonged application time – new closing date: 29 May 2022.

The Department of Environmental Science is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science. The department consists of four units with more than 170 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff from over 30 countries. Research and teaching focuses on chemical contaminants, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry and (eco)toxicology. As an employee at the Department of Environmental Science you will be part of a dynamic environment with research in leading research areas and with a strong international profile.

Research in the Biogeochemistry Unit focuses on the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and metals in soils, fresh water bodies, and the ocean. The unit has a strong and long-standing research focus on the impact of global warming on Arctic environments with the overarching goal to improve the systems understanding and future projections of biogeochemical cycles in this system.

The Biogeochemistry Unit is now seeking a postdoctoral fellow to complement our team, focusing on the impact of plant-soil interactions on Arctic carbon cycling.

Project description
Climate warming is rapidly changing Arctic environments. Consequences include permafrost thaw, increased microbial degradation of soil organic matter to CO2 and other greenhouse gases, but also wide-spread stimulation of plant primary production and CO2 uptake, deeper plant rooting and shifts in vegetation distribution. In addition, plants can accelerate decomposition of soil organic matter decomposition near their roots to CO2 (“rhizosphere priming effect”), and this effect might substantially enhance Arctic CO2 emissions (Keuper & Wild et al. 2020 Nature Geoscience).

The advertized position will be associated with the new ERC Starting Grant project PRIMETIME that aims to quantify total plant impacts on CO2 emissions from a warming Arctic, using a combination of experimental and modeling approaches.

Main responsibilities
The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for developing and executing experiments targeting plant-soil carbon allocation and plant impacts on soil organic matter stabilization and destabilization. The work will include sampling and experimental campaigns at Arctic field sites, and laboratory experiments with living plants in Stockholm, and apply a range of isotopic tools (13C-labeling, 14C-dating). For more specific information on the planned research, please contact Ass. Prof. Dr. Birgit Wild (birgit.wild@aces.su.se).

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Special emphasis is put on the applicant’s knowledge and skills within the subject area, ability to express themselves verbally and in writing, analytical aptitude, creativity in scientific thinking, initiative and independence, and a capacity for working together with others. Previous experience working in the Arctic, with soils and plants, with field experiments, with laboratory plant experiments, with isotopic tools to address biogeochemical questions, and with connecting observational data and modeling are all beneficial. The evaluation will be based on the quality and ambition of previous work, scientific publications, references, a cover letter motivating the candidate’s interest, and interviews.

We are seeking a highly motivated person with a strong interest in how fine-scale, plant-soil-microbial interactions control large-scale greenhouse gas fluxes. The work will integrate components of plant science, soil science, and microbiology, field, laboratory, statistical and possibly modelling work, and we are looking for a candidate with the motivation to connect these components. A background in e.g. Environmental Sciences, Biology, or Geosciences would be highly suitable. Collaborative skills and proficiency in English are required.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. We aim for a start date around fall 2022 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Ass. Prof. Dr. Birgit Wild, birgit.wild@aces.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2022-05-29 at 23:59

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Post expires on søndag maj 29th, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher in oral and intestinal mucosal immunology

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several units that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.

Your mission

The nasopharynx and the oral mucosa are the gate of first encounter between environmental elements and the gastrointestinal tract. The complexity of different and well differentiated mucosal tissues, as well as the presence of distinct microenvironments, make the oral cavity a unique mucosal barrier that has been largely understudied. It is known that the oral cavity could be a mirror of systemic diseases, such as IBD and CRC, and that the disturbances in the oral immune homeostasis could be linked with systemic illness. However, the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind those interactions and its consequences in health or disease are still unresolved. The goal of this project is to elucidate how the disruption of the immune homeostasis at the oral or gut mucosal barriers could influence each other, and to propose the potential mechanisms behind those interactions. The successful candidate will first characterize and analyze the changes in the oral and gut immune cell network using different IBD or colorectal cancer mouse models in order to first stablish the potential interactions occurring during those conditions. The candidate will also generate strategies to reveal the potential cellular and molecular mechanisms governing those changes, and to understand the impact of those interactions on clinical outcomes of IBD and CRC patients and in novel therapies for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, using mouse models and human samples. In summary, our proposal aims to understand the mechanisms of intestinal homeostasis and the consequences of its disruption at the oral cavity level, as well as the potential effects of homeostasis disruption at the oral mucosal barriers on the gut. This new knowledge will provide much-needed insights into aspects of oral and intestinal homeostasis that will contribute to an integrated understanding of the gastrointestinal tract as a whole and may lead to novel cellular therapies to treat IBD and CRC.

Your profile

Our lab has an opening for a highly creative and motivated postdoctoral scientist with an interest in mucosal immunology. We look for a candidate with proficiency and documented laboratory research experience particularly in oral microbiology/immunology, animal models of IBD and CRC, culture in vitro and multi-parameter flow cytometry in the context of mucosal immunology, and strong clinical skills and experience in inflammatory oral diseases. The candidate is expected to work with mouse models of intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer, and must be able to handle and obtain oral human samples.

Experience in bioinformatics analysis would be an advantage. The position will require independent work at the laboratory as well as extensive collaboration with other experimental groups. Fluency in both oral and written English is necessary. Documented ability to analyze and present results orally and written is important.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location

The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group lead by Associate Professor Eduardo Villablanca at the Immunology and Allergy division. In this project, our research group tries to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the homeostatic or pathological interactions between the oral cavity and the gut, in the context of mucosal immunology. We aim to elucidate the influence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in oral immunosurveillance. The project has an emphasis in the identification of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involving the immune cell network and microbial interactions at the oral cavity and intestinal mucosal barrier.  Methodologically, in vitro and in vivo approaches using experimental models and patient material will be used. Our group works in an inspiring and interactive research environment at the Karolinska University, Solna and has ongoing collaborative projects with national and international colleagues.

For more information about our group, please visit:

https://ki.se/en/meds/eduardo-villablanca-group

https://villablancalab.com/

Twitter: @ejvillablanca

Application

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

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

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

 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Deadline: 2022-05-25 at 23:59

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Post expires on onsdag maj 25th, 2022

PhD scholarship within the area of the Value of Financial Advice

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within area of the Value of Financial Advice where this position will be at the Center of Corporate Governance (CCG) which is part of the Department of Accounting. The expected starting day is 15th of September, 2022.

The Center for Corporate Governance (CCG) is a virtual forum for the advancement of knowledge in this area, connecting researchers from several departments and institutions inside as well as outside Copenhagen Business School. CCG is comprised of researchers in economics, accounting, finance, law, and management as well as business people, auditors and government officials. We organize research projects, workshops, conferences, doctoral education and seminars.

This position will be a part of a major research program “Nordic Finance and the Good Society” where more information about the program can be found under: www.nfgs.dk

Teaching responsibilities of the Department include undergraduate and graduate teaching in corporate governance, finance and accounting related topics.

Examples of research areas a scholarship might cover:

  • The value of financial advice seen from a consumer perspective when dealing with investment decisions
  • Financial literacy or the lack of it and the impact on investment behavior

The three-year PhD programme at CBS gives you the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of CBS’s associate professors and professors, supported by research related PhD courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time at another research institution as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.

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 in high demand.

CBS is committed to ensuring excellence, transformative and relevant teaching and research. Candidates who wish to join us must be interested in working in an organisation of this type and it is expected that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department’s research environment. You can read more about the department’s research here:www.cbs.dk/en.

Application and admission requirements

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

To be considered the applicant must

  • have a basic education at master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process)
  • have received the grade of 10 (or equivalent) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale (https://ufm.dk/en/education/the-danish-education-system/grading-system)
  • have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree combined or alternatively a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone.
  • have completed the master’s programme before starting the PhD programme at CBS
  • master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking

The application (see link below) must include a five-page project description. The project description must include:

  • a presentation of an original research question
  • a description of the initial theoretical framework and method
  • a presentation of the proposed empirical material
  • a work plan for the three years

More information can be found here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/admission.

In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:

  • diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts
  • a concise curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a list of articles and publications (if applicable)
  • one example of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis)
  • Documentation of English language skills

The PhD student is enrolled in the CBS PhD School. Further information about PhD scholarships and the PhD programme can be found at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.

For further information please contact Lars Ohnemus, email lco.ccg@cbs.dk or Thomas Poulsen, email tp.ccg@cbs.dk . Information about the department can be found at www.cbs.dk/acc.

Employment and salary

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent to six months’ work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The monthly salary is currently approximately DKK 27,871 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%. The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).

Salary level and employment take place in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Academics’ Central Organization.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee shortlists at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. Applicants are informed whether their application has proceeded for assessment.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and will receive their personal assessment later. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Please note that a positive assessment does not automatically result in an interview.

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

The application must be sent via the online link below.

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

Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position. An appointment committee will review the applications and invite a selection of qualified candidates to an interview.

One of CBS’ strategic goals is the promotion of diversity, which is why every effort has been made to ensure a recruitment process that reduces potential bias. Applicants are therefore encouraged not to include a photo or unnecessary personal information in their application.

Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at www.cbs.dk/en.

Deadline: 2022-06-30 at 23:59

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Post expires on torsdag juni 30th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow Early Childhood Education and Care

Postdoctoral Fellow Early Childhood Education and Care

Job description

Applicants are invited for a four-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) quality and children’s language development to be based at the Department of Education, University of Oslo.

The Oslo Early Education Study is based on a researcher–sector partnership to develop, implement, and assess the effects of an intervention aimed at preparing multiethnic ECEC centers to utilize their potential to support children’s language development and collaborate with the parents. This randomized controlled intervention study is financed by the Program for childhood and education (Områdesatsingen – Delprogram oppvekst og utdanning) in Oslo municipality and the Research Council of Norway. Veslemøy Rydland and Ratib Lekhal are the PIs of the project. For more information see this link.

We welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate motivation and qualifications to participate in the different stages of research from the data collection to the dissemination of research findings. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to collaborate with the project group as well as leaders and teachers in ECEC centers and schools.

We have recruited about 900 target children (aged 1 to 4 years old) across more than 200 preschool classrooms in the overall study. The assessment of intervention effects will focus on the quality of caretaker–child interactions and child outcomes. We seek applicants who are interested in investigating the ECEC-home collaboration and/or the longitudinal implications of the intervention for child outcomes (when they transition to school).

In our assessment of applicants, we will emphasize experience with longitudinal analyses of large datasets, knowledge about the Norwegian education system and the relevance of the applicants’ prior research for the Oslo Early Education Study.

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to four years, 25 % of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities.

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Education, Psychology, or another relevant field. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in english and norwegian (or a scandinavian language).

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • The scholarly merit and relevance of prior research
  • The track-record and potential to complete the proposed project within the time frame

Personal skills

  • Strong collaborative and communication skills
  • High personal motivation for research
  • A commitment to work towards the project’s common goals
  • Ability to work focused and independently

We offer

  • salary NOK 534.600 – 615.800 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter that includes statement of motivation, summarizes scientific work and offers a brief outline of the applicant’s research interest within the project (based on the information provided on the project’s website, max 2.pages). Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one of the PIs for guidance in the preparation of their application
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copy of PhD Diploma or documentation of thesis submission. Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation need to include an advisor’s letter confirming specific expectations about when the degree will be received
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the quality of prior research as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Professor Veslemøy Rydland

Associate professor Ratib Lekhal

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences which also has a permanent center.

The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 20 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.

Deadline: 25 May 2022
Unit: Department of Education
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Post expires on onsdag maj 25th, 2022

Postdoc in Molecular and Cellular mechanisms of P. falciparum Malaria Pathogenesis and Immunity

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc interested in investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of P. falciparum malaria pathogenesis and immunity. The employment period is 2 years to commence on 1st of July 2022 or as per agreement.

The postdoctoral research project aims to elucidate and model how malaria parasite-infected erythrocytes attach and modulate host cells in order to avert immune recognition and attack, as well as to study mechanisms of natural acquired immunity to malaria and conduct tests of novel vaccine strategies designed to prevent malaria pathogenesis.

You will be part of the Discovery Team at Centre for Medical Parasitology at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM), University of Copenhagen.

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

 

Our research
Our work is focused on the molecular characterization of the host-parasite interactions mediated by the parasites' variable antigens exposed on the infected erythrocyte surface. We aim to understand the implications of these proteins’ direct interaction with endothelial and immune cell receptors for malaria pathogenesis and immunity. Based on this, and studies of immunity to malaria, our aim is to design vaccines or adjunct therapies against malaria. We work closely with other teams at our research centre as well as with a broad range of national and international collaborators of different scientific disciplines. Our group is highly diverse and inclusive and relies on developing our research through teamwork.

 

Your job
Your tasks will include development of cellular assays to resolve molecular basis and model the cytoadhesion of infected erythrocyte to endothelial and immune cells. You will be involved in developing and testing novel prototype vaccines targeting variant surface antigens (PfEMP1) associated with severe childhood malaria and pregnancy malaria. You are strongly encouraged to develop your own research ideas within the overall framework of understanding direct host-pathogen interactions in malaria. Your project will include collaboration with other teams at our centre, nationally and internationally and it is expected that you conduct supervision of laboratory technicians, MSc, and PhD students.

 

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Pathogenesis and Immunology of Infectious Diseases or closely related area
  • Strong background in studies of Plasmodium falciparum biology, malaria disease or malaria immunity
  • Experience in P. falciparum parasite culture, purification, and co-culture assay systems
  • Demonstrated scientific publication record within the field.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience in handling different human or mouse-derived cell lines
  • Expertise in developing and optimizing immunological assays
  • You have an active interest in host-pathogen interactions in malaria
  • Experience on development and testing of malaria vaccines
  • Experience in collection and handing of human blood samples
  • Knowledge and interest in Crispr-Cas modification of malaria parasites

 

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM), University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include designated laboratories and computing infrastructures for studies of immunology, infectious diseases, and vaccinology.

 

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 24 months with starting date on

1st July 2022 or as per agreement. Salary, pension, and terms of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,620 DKK approximately 4780 EUR (April 2022-level, excl. pension). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

 

Questions
For further information please contact Thomas Lavstsen; e-mail: thomasl@sund.ku.dk; www.sund.ku.dk

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

 

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

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

 

Deadline for applications: 22 May 2022, 23.59 p.m. CET

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Interviews are expected to be held in week 23.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-05-22 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on søndag maj 22nd, 2022

Two-year Postdoc Position in Clinical Proteomics at the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

Two-year Postdoc Position in Clinical Proteomics at the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

This is an opportunity to join the Systems Medicine Research Group at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC).

About the Systems Medicine Research Group
We specialize in the human metabolome and lipidome to design tests for clinical decision-making and to discover novel therapies. We do this by using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instruments and bioinformatics tools. We plan to integrate clinical proteomics workflow in the laboratory and data analysis. We lead and are partners in various consortia focusing on type 1, type 2 diabetes, and related complications.

The Systems Medicine Research Group is headed by a research leader and currently involves ten scientists.

About the Project
In diabetes, when pancreas stops producing insulin, a cascade of metabolic dysregulations in the body follow. Inability of the cells to incorporate the glucose leads to various adverse effects, including nerve damage, namely neuropathy. Joining our group, you will become a central part of research project, where we will focus on biomarkers development for prediction of distal symmetrical polyneuropathy in type 1 diabetes. Through this translational project you will be able to influence real-life diagnostics applied to patients at Steno Diabetes Center.       

The Position
You will work within the Systems Medicine Research Group: 

  • You are expected to work in personalized medicine and contribute to dissemination of results. 
  • You will work with a quality mindset for creating reproducible research for the benefit of the patient. 
  • You will be able to supervise and manage projects. 
  • You will take responsibility in maintaining and developing pipelines for high-throughput mass spectrometry proteomics. 

You are expected to have: 

  • Strong hands-on experience in mass spectrometry proteomics
  • Expertise in plasma and tissue preparation for proteomics analysis
  • Experience in data analysis and library development for MS-based proteomics
  • Experience in high-flow liquid chromatography
  • Experience in managing collaborative clinical research projects
  • Have a proven record of publication of scientific results 
  • A PhD in a relevant scientific area
  • An interest in precision medicine and translational omics 


What we offer
We offer a career path that promotes taking a key role in clinical research projects. We have close interaction with clinicians for patient-related research and an international network with industry and academia for collaborative opportunities. 

There will be opportunity to supervise, apply for funding, to develop managing skills and to define and lead proteomics projects. 

Recruitment and employment
As part of the recruitment procedure the candidate’s qualifications will be assessed by an academic assessment committee. The employment is in accordance with the Capital Regions collective agreements.

Contact and Information
Applications for the position are accepted online before 15th June 2022. Interviews are expected to be held in the last week of June or first week in July with starting date of employment of 1st August 2022 or soon after. For further information about the position, please feel free to contact researcher Karolina Sulek or head of the group Cristina Legido Quigley on +45 3091 3393. We welcome applications from all candidates with the relevant professional background and qualifications.

About Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen 
Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC) is an internationally leading diabetes hospital anchored in the Capital Region. SDCC is specialized in patient care, research, prevention of diabetes, and in education of health care professionals within diabetes. SDCC is the biggest diabetes hospital in Scandinavia and treats more than 11,000 people with diabetes from the Capital Region. For more information please visit www.sdcc.dk and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
 

Facts

Job type



Steno Diabetes Center

Working hours

37

Job number

241204

Application due

15-06-2022

Contact us

Cristina Legido Quigley

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Post expires on onsdag juni 15th, 2022

PhD scholarship within the fields of Digital Transformation of Organizations (genopslag)

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant DIREC PhD scholarship within the field of Digital Transformation of Organizations: Human-AI collaboration.

The Department of Digitalization (DIGI) focuses on how digital technologies are changing business and society. This is reflected in our teaching and research activities, as well as our externally funded research projects and ongoing engagement with external partners. Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise mainly of undergraduate and graduate teaching in the IT cluster at CBS.

We are looking for a PhD student that will be part of a project on Human-AI collaboration focusing on engaging and controlling swarms of robots and drones. The project is part of the DIREC network. This is an interdisciplinary project initiated by researchers from Aarhus University, Aalborg University, Alexandra Institute, Copenhagen Business School, and Technical University of Denmark, as well as industrial partners from both private and public sectors.

The project focus is on the challenges in multi-robot collaboration, to design and evaluate technological solutions that enable end-users to engage and control autonomous multi-robot systems. The project builds on use cases in agriculture and search and rescue supported by the industrial partners’ domain knowledge and robotic hardware. The project involves the design and evaluation of digital prototypes in order to explore different interaction techniques to support end-users in controlling, navigating, and communicating with multi-drone or multi-robot systems. The research will contribute by bridging academic research with companies currently developing solutions using drone or robot swarms.

The CBS research team will contribute in requirements gathering from end-users and other stakeholders, user studies that involve techniques such as analysis of performance data, interviews and/or observations. The main focus of the CBS team is on identifying the business and organisational adaptation and innovation for swarm robotics technology to be successfully adopted in the public and private organizations.

Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover:

  • Autonomous multi-robot technology and its impact on adopting organizations
  • Autonomous multi-robot technology digital representation and organizational sensemaking
  • AI and digital transformation of organizational processes

The three-year PhD programme at CBS gives you the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of CBS’s associate professors and professors, supported by research related PhD courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time at another research institution as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.

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 in high demand.

CBS is committed to ensuring excellence, transformative and relevant teaching and research. Candidates who wish to join us must be interested in working in an organisation of this type and it is expected that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department’s research environment. You can read more about the department’s research here: www.cbs.dk/en.

Application and admission requirements

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

To be considered the applicant must

  • have a basic education at master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process)
  • have received the grade of 10 (or equivalent) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale https://ufm.dk/en/education/the-danish-education-system/grading-system
  • have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree combined or alternatively a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone.
  • have an educational background in the social sciences
  • have completed the master’s programme before starting the PhD programme at CBS
  • master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking

4+4 PhD scheme
For admittance to the 4 + 4 PhD scheme, the applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and have passed subjects corresponding to 60 ECTS in a relevant master’s programme within the CBS’ subject areas. The minimum weighted grade point average is 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the entire programme (i.e. for the full bachelor and one year of the master studies together), and at least the grade 10 for the bachelor thesis or equivalent final examination project. If the grade point average is not met, documentation for being in the top 40% of the class is also accepted. Applicants who are not enrolled in a master’s programme at CBS will be assessed by the Admissions Office. You can read more about this scheme via https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/different-routes-to-a-phd

The application (see link below) must include a five-page project description. The project description must include:

  • a presentation of an original research question
  • a description of the initial theoretical framework and method
  • a presentation of the proposed empirical material
  • a work plan for the three years

More information can be found here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/admission.

In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:

  • diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts
  • a concise curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a list of articles and publications (if applicable)
  • one example of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis)

The PhD student is enrolled in the CBS PhD School. Further information about PhD scholarships and the PhD programme can be found at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.

For further information please contact Ioanna Constantiou, ic.digi@cbs.dk. Information about the department can be found at www.cbs.dk/en.

Employment and salary

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent to six months’ work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The monthly salary is currently approximately DKK 27,871 up to DKK 33,659 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%. The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).

Salary level and employment take place in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Academics’ Central Organization.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee shortlists at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. Applicants are informed whether their application has proceeded for assessment.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and will receive their personal assessment later. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Please note that a positive assessment does not automatically result in an interview.

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

The application must be sent via the online link below.

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

Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at www.cbs.dk/en.

Deadline: 2022-05-23 at 23:59

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Post expires on mandag maj 23rd, 2022

Human brain project researcher and software developer

Human brain project researcher and software developer

Job description

NEUROINFORMATICS AND BRAIN ATLASING TOOLS DEVELOPMENT

ONE POSITION in the Human Brain Project team of researchers and developers, Neural Systems laboratory, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, for 1 year with possibility for longer term extension.

The Neural Systems Laboratory has experience with computational methods, neuroimaging, digital brain atlasing, and neuroinformatics to develop and implement new technologies for analysis of brain architecture, connectivity, and gene and molecular distributions at the level of regions and whole brain. The group is comprised of students and scientists with a background in medicine, biology, physics, and software engineering. Interdisciplinary collaboration within the group and with a broad range of users of our tools and data systems is key to our mission.

More about the position

The laboratory is coordinating the EBRAINS Data services, a part of the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure, developed by the H2020 FET Flagship Human Brain Project (HBP), https://ebrains.eu, https://www.humanbrainproject.eu. In this project, the laboratory is 1) developing and making available reference atlases for rodent brain, 2) developing tools and workflows for the use of the atlases for organizing, managing, viewing, and analysing research data, 3) developing tools and providing services for curating research data registered to the atlases. A key goal is to integrate and analyse large amounts of heterogeneous research data in a common spatial brain atlas framework for the purpose of feeding computational brain models developed within the Human Brain Project. For general information about the project and rodent brain atlasing, see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-FwWfdDR_8 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atCdA2H45iU

https://ebrains.eu/service/quint 

https://ebrains.eu/service/quicknii-and-visualign

https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/about/project-structure/work-packages/work-package-4/

We are looking for a researcher with a special interest and background in software development and the use of machine learning methods. Interest in interdisciplinary communication is key, as well as assisting and interacting with users, providing usable software and workflows, and contributing to academic writing, with the goal of publishing results in a scientific journals. The successful candidate will be working mainly on maintaining and extending the software and workflows for brain atlas developments in the HBP. 

Qualification requirements

Required skills and experiences (3 – 4 or more of the below)

  • Experience with convolutional neural networks
  • Experience deploying deep neural networks to cloud based infrastructure
  • Experience with volumetric brain atlasing
  • Competency with the Python programming language
  • Experience applying computational methods to brain derived datasets
  • Knowledge of neuroinformatics, bioinformatics, neuroscience, or similar areas of science

Preferred experience

  • Familiarity with basic neuroanatomy
  • Experience in building and working with software for neuroscience atlas applications
  • Working experience with experimentalists and/or modelers
  • Experience in manipulating large image datasets

Required applicant profile

  • MSc in a relevant area
  • Proven ability to build tools/software in academic or commercial environment
  • Good team player and fluent English in speech and writing
  • Ability to work both independently and in team-based environment

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging assignment in a research group which runs a state-of-the-art infrastructure for high-throughput acquisition of 2-D and 3-D histological images and digital atlasing
  • A productive research environment
  • Salary level NOK 507 600 – 583 500 depending on qualifications
  • Favourable pension arrangements Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare arrangements benefits
  • Applications with attachments are to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Professor Jan G. Bjaalie j.g.bjaalie@medisin.uio.no
cc: m.e.brigg@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master’s programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

Deadline: 5 June 2022
Unit: Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
Campus:
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Post expires on søndag juni 5th, 2022

PhD Scholarship in Bioinformatics

DTU Health Tech is looking for a qualified candidate for a PhD position in Bioinformatics.

In this position, you will develop algorithms and computational methods to deal with the analysis of large datasets from modern and ancient sources. More specifically, these algorithms will be aimed at analyzing human genomes from sedimentary DNA. The bioinformatics section of DTU Health Tech performs research in different areas including metagenomics, machine learning, cancer genomics and population genomics.

Current bioinformatics algorithms and software are often ill-equipped to deal with DNA extracted from ancient soil samples. This ancient DNA shows high levels of fragmentation and accumulated chemical damage. Furthermore, ancient sediments often contain DNA from multiple species and often multiple individuals. Fortunately, several problems pertaining to ancient DNA can be described in a maximum-likelihood framework and computer science techniques can help us to solve such numerical problems efficiently via numerical algorithms and data structures. You will work in collaboration with other partners including the University of Copenhagen and McMaster University in order to develop the next generation of algorithms and software applied to DNA extract from fossils, ancient soils and sediments.  

Qualifications
You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Ideally, your degree should be in computer science, mathematics or biological science with a focus on quantitative and mathematical aspects.

More specifically you should ideally have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of a programming language like Python, Perl, C++ and/or Java (C/C++ is preferred)
  • Ability to work in a UNIX environment, ideally in a high-performance computing environment
  • Thorough understanding of basic algorithms and data structures used in computer science
  • Knowledge of probabilities and statistics
  • Firm grasp of first-year university mathematics (differential calculus/linear algebra)
  • Experience in bioinformatics and knowledge of metagenomics are a plus
  • Expertise in next-generation sequencing data generation and processing are also a plus

The language of communication at DTU is English.

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

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. The potential start date is around summer 2022 (or according to mutual agreement).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
If you want to know more, please contact the potential main supervisor directly – Prof. Gabriel Renaud at: gabre [at] dtu.dk.

You can read more about bioinformatics research at DTU Health Tech at Bioinformatics section.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 14 June 2022 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • Link to a code portfolio stored in repositories like GitHub/bitbucket is not required but helpful

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-06-14 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Health Tech

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Post expires on tirsdag juni 14th, 2022

Postdoc position in cryo-electron microscopy in the Montoya group at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR)

A postdoctoral position is available in the Montoya Group (Structural Molecular Biology) at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR), University of Copenhagen. The position is initially for 2 years, thus providing a unique long-term opportunity to work on an exciting project in a well-equipped and supportive environment. Expected starting date 1 October 2022.

About CPR
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) (www.cpr.ku.dk) was established in 2007 at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied research on human proteins of medical relevance. CPR spans broad areas of protein research, ranging from structural and mechanistic understanding of proteins and protein pathways to development of clinical applications of proteomics and systems biology. The Center is structured into five complementary research programs: Proteomics, Protein Structure and Function, Protein Signalling, Disease Systems Biology and Protein Memory. The center accommodates a number of core facilities including protein production, crystallography, biophysics, high performance computing, mass spectrometry and genomics. https://www.cpr.ku.dk/

About the Cryo-EM facility
The Danish Cryo-EM Facility offers access to state-of-the-art equipment to collect data in single particle and tomography. The Facility has two nodes, one at University of Copenhagen and one at Aarhus University. The Copenhagen node is hosted at Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy (CFIM, cfim.ku.dk/) at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The facility gives users access to a Titan Krios and a Glacios, powerful and flexible high resolution electron microscopes for 3D characterization of biological samples.

Responsibilities and tasks 
The Structural Molecular Biology Group (https://www.cpr.ku.dk/research/protein-structure-function-program/montoya/) led by Guillermo Montoya, studies different molecular machines involved in genome editing and genome maintenance. Our group has deep interest in developing new procedures for understanding the dynamics of these protein complexes. In this framework, the postdoc candidate will be involved in a project addressing in situ structure-function studies of these systems in eukaryotic cells. The project will merge single particle cryo-EM with cryo-electron tomography and single-molecule approaches. We are looking for a candidate with strong background in cryo-EM. The selected candidate will work together with other researchers on various aspects of a larger biological question involving functional cellular experiments, so collaborative skills are a requirement. Besides joining an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and supportive environment, the selected candidate can also profit from soft skill courses run by the CPR and/or the University of Copenhagen.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with the following competencies and experiences:

Required qualifications

  • Ph.D in Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related scientific field and in addition minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience in cryo-EM.
  • Experience in electron microscopy sample preparation, imaging, and data analysis
  • Experience in structural biology, cell biology, and/or chemistry
  • Intellectual curiosity, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic, adaptable, and hard working
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage time appropriately
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Linux operation
  • Scientific publication and technology/methodology development record, plus proven and successful experience from laboratories/institutions of high scientific standard

Desirable additional skills

  • Experience in imaging workflows including correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM), FIB milling and tomography
  • Python programming

You are also expected to have the following personal qualifications:

  • Good inter-personal communication skills
  • Good English skills, written and spoken

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR), University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and core facilities.

Terms of salary and employment
Expected start date is 1 October 2022. It is a full-time position (37 working hours per week) for 2 years.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at around 35,600 DKK/approx. 4,780 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact research director Guillermo Montoya, guillermo.montoya@cpr.ku.dk.

International applicants may find these links useful www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk/ . 

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 8 June 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-06-08 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on onsdag juni 8th, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher in the role of the intestine in cardiometabolic disease

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Your mission

Cardiometabolic disease is to a large part underlying the vast increase in non-communicable diseases observed in recent years; particularly relevant for the current project are the components obesity, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD)/steatohepatitis (NASH) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The intestinal compartment is the first line of contact with food and serves as integrator and relay for signals derived from the interplay of microbiota, food, different epithelial cell types and immune cells. The current project aims to mechanistically explore how these interactions impact cardiometabolic disease and to delineate the signalling pathways involved. The intended experiments span from cell culture to in vivo models of disease (including work with germ-free models). Results from multiple layers of information derived from bulk RNA and single cell sequencing together with proteomics and metabolomics will be integrated to discover and map novel signaling pathways. These approaches are complemented with lipid biochemistry and in vivo characterization of metabolism using dynamic tests.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

To qualify, you should have a background in biomedical sciences with interest and experience regarding the work with cell culture as well as with preclinical animal models.  In addition, ample knowledge with respect to general laboratory techniques such as cloning and qPCR is a requirement. Good proficiency in English, both oral and written is required.

Experience with in vivo studies in disease models is particularly of advantage. Prior knowledge in bioinformatics (working with large data sets as e.g. generated by RNA sequencing), metabolism, intestinal (patho)physiology, microbiota, (primary) cell culture and molecular biology is also an advantage.

We are looking for a highly motivated, structured, enthusiastic and scientifically driven candidate interested in exploring how organs mechanistically communicate to regulate metabolism. The person should exhibit a high degree of independence but on the other hand also value a collaborative approach to science and enjoy working in a team. 

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


Location:
Flemingsberg

Choose to work at KI – Ten reasons why

 

Application

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

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

Welcome to apply at the latest 31 May 2022.

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

 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Postdoc for image-based species detection and classification using deep learning

The Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position to support development of methods and tools for image-based species detection and classification using AI and deep learning.

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a two-year postdoc position planned to start on July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 

Job description

We are seeking applicants to support our continued development of image-based methods for biodiversity monitoring. This position is funded from multiple sources with the common aim of improving detection and classification performance of convolutional neural network models applied to ecological questions. Specifically, the aim is to better understand how training data quality and quantity affects the precision and recall of these deep learning models. Ultimately, this should pave the way for scalable image-based observation techniques for addressing fundamental questions in biodiversity and conservation.
Together with an interdisciplinary and international team, the candidate will work towards the demonstration of new image-recognition tools and support the process of transitioning such tools to the level of large-scale application. An important task is therefore to be able to communicate and collaborate with a wide range of collaborators and stakeholders.
 

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with excellent skills in computer vision and the extraction of ecological information from image data. In particular, strong proficiency in programming in Python and R is a prerequisite. A strong motivation and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams of biologists and engineers is important as is a track-record of turning technical solutions into publications in leading scientific journals of the field.
 

The applicant is expected to have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area for one of the positions described. Ability to work and communicate well as part of a team is essential. Good English skills are necessary to communicate with the largely international research team as well as with a wider group of stakeholders.
 

Who we are

The Department of Ecoscience is engaged in research programmes, teaching curricula and advisory work covering the major biological sub-disciplines. We conduct world-class research in the areas of aquatic biology and ecology, arctic environment and ecosystems, biodiversity and conservation biology. The Department currently employs approximately 275 academic and technical staff, as well as many PhD students.

The successful applicant will join the core Danish team, which leads the software design and development of the simulation software and its application in risk assessment and policy-related landscape management, and be responsible for scientific administration related to the centre and its research projects.
 

What we offer

The Department offers a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with elite international university partners and with the Danish Ministry of the Environment.
 

The working environment at the Department is based on teamwork and close working relations. English is widely spoken and we welcome applicants from abroad. The Department has a strong work-life balance policy and seeks a good gender and age balance. Read more about the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at www.au.dk/work.

 

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is C.F. Møllers Allé, DK-8000, Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.
 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Professor Toke Høye, +45 3018 3122, tth@ecos.au.dk
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than May 30, 2022
 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
 

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

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

 

Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Ecoscience
Email: mailto:tth@ecos.au.dk
Phone: +4530183122

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

PhD scholarship in Plant microbiome ecology

We seek an enthusiastic and motivated candidate to reveal ecological interaction within plant microbiomes. You will be involved in a fun PhD project on examining and engineering synthetic microbial communities on the plant root, with strong international connections, a productive scientific environment, and a good work-life balance.

This INTERACT consortium-connected PhD project will be carried out in the Bacterial Interactions and Evolution Group headed by Professor Ákos T. Kovács at DTU Bioengineering.

INTERACT is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation via the Collaborative Crop Resiliency Program (CCRP). The overall aim of INTERACT is to decode microbial interactions in the complex soil matrix, in relation to soil biogeochemical status, water stress as well as pathogen attack, and establish the impact of these interactions on plant performance.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your PhD project will contribute to understanding the ecological factors behind root-associated microbial community assembly. Your first task will be to develop synthetic microbial communities and reveal the contribution of microbial interaction to plant resiliency. You will study wheat-associated microbial communities and dissect how community assembly is influenced by the members of the community and plant root exudates. In a collaboration, you are expected to use a microfluidic system for imaging microbial cell attachment on plant roots. Further, you will also collaborate with the consortium members of INTERACT.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in microbial ecology, specifically concentrating on bacterial interactions, preferably experience with molecular microbiology (genetic engineering of bacteria) and fluorescence microscopy. Background on microbial ecology and evolutionary theory is advantageous. You should be an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical microbial ecology mindset for the engineering of synthetic communities.

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

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ákos T. Kovács.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ákos T. Kovács, tel.: +45 4525 2527, atkovacs @ dtu.dk

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 June 2022 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale
  • In your application, indicate the names and contact details of at least two referees. 

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 300 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff.

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

 

Deadline: 2022-06-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on onsdag juni 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Job description

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and is associated with the project Afterlives of Natural History.

The working hypothesis of this project is that the natural history tradition offers a rich breeding ground for experimentation and innovation in how we work across and in-between disciplines. In order to take natural history and its afterlives as a starting point for developing and exploring new ways of doing collaborative research, we will develop a comprehensive knowledge platform, created through empirical investigations of crucial moments and traditions. In addition to producing academic articles, or a monograph, the post.doc fellow will take part in the overall activities of the project, consisting of experimental collaboratory work in museums and archives, historical investigations and workshops as well as educational projects.

The candidate is expected to develop a research project closely connected to the main project with a specific emphasis on what role natural history played in the development of new textual genres and disciplines in a Scandinavian context from late 18th century to approx. 1850.

The position is available for a period of 3 years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in areas relevant for the Afterlives of Natural History project such as cultural history, museology, history of knowledge, and Nordic studies.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to the project Afterlives of Natural history.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation of the applicant’s research project
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to the main project
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • Project description (appox. 3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
  • Copies of educational certificates

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no. 

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For questions about the position:

Professor Brita Brenna

For questions on how to apply:

HR-Officer Natali Helgesen

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. IKOS also hosts the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Deadline: 31 May 2022
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Campus:
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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher in radiology and experimental Surgery

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

This position is a translative research position between medical imaging and liver surgery. The ideal candidate has experience of both. Our goal is to evaluate liver function and predict liver growth after hepatectomy.

Your mission

As a postdoctoral researcher in Radiology, you will:

  • perform animal experiments and imaging using MRI, Ultrasound and CT.
  • perform advanced image analyses.
  • plan and perform experimental and eventually also clinical studies in close cooperation with transplant surgeons, radiologists and radiographers.
  • take an active part in seminars and supervision of PhD students.

Your profile

To be a successful candidate, you have experience from evaluating liver function by MRI and you have passed the necessary animal courses to perform animal research in Sweden. You have experience in RIS and PACS and you have previously performed research using radiomics and/or artificial intelligence and deep learning. You have fluent knowledge in speaking and writing English. We are looking for a structured candidate with high social skills, who is able to work independently. We value personal qualities in the selection of candidates.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


Location:
Flemingsberg

Division of Radiology
Choose to work at KI – Ten reasons why

 

Application

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

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

Welcome to apply at the latest May 27th, 2022.

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

 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Deadline: 2022-05-27 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on fredag maj 27th, 2022

Postdoc in wetland biogeochemistry and biodiversity

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, is offering a postdoctoral position in

wetland biogeochemistry and biodiversity, starting 01-01-2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be available for 3 years under a Horizon Europe-funded project.

You will be part of a research environment focusing on updating and improving the current data available from wetlands and peatlands (pristine, drained, and restored) regarding greenhouse gases emission (GHG), ecology, land use, and potential trade-offs. You will be contributing to specifically the area of GHG-related biogeochemical processes and biodiversity within wetland/peatlands. And the main focus of your position will be to explore the overseen link between biogeochemical processes, GHG production and consumption, and biodiversity under consideration of the different ecological statuses and land use.  You will work experimentally with field experiments including qualitative and quantitative validation of wetland/peatland ecosystem characteristics (e.g., biodiversity, geochemical soil properties).

We expect that you will be an active part of the research environment and that you will contribute positively to the social working environment. We also expect that you will take part in our teaching activities and that you will report research results in high-impact scientific journals.

Your profile
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

  • A PhD related to wetland/peatland biodiversity and GHG emissions or similar
  • Collaborative skills
  • A fondness for taking the initiative and the ambition to pursue a scientific career
  • Documented experience in scientific writing and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Research experience in some of the areas of wetland biogeochemistry, biodiversity, land use management and GHGs
  • Broad knowledge of wetland/peatland-ecosystem related aspects

Further, we will prefer candidates with some of the following qualifications:

  • Teaching and supervision experience at the BSc and MSc level
  • Interest and preferably experience in developing competitive national and international research applications
  • Experience in planning and conducting field-work
  • Experience in planning and conducting laboratory work related to soil biogeochemistry and microbial pathways of GHG production and consumption.
  • Good communication skills that can assist in coordinating the project.

Who we are
At the Department of Agroecology, our main goal is to contribute to sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems within the areas of soil, plants, animals, humans, and the environment. We want to make a difference by contributing to both fundamental knowledge generation and the attainment of sustainable production systems via state-of-the-art research, contracted policy advice, and education. We offer state-of-the-art laboratories, greenhouses, semi-field, and field-scale research facilities, advanced computing capacities as well as an extensive national and international researcher network.  The department consists of seven research sections with around 270 highly dedicated employees, of which approximately 50% are scientific staff. More information can be found here.

What we offer

  • An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism, where accountability, commitment, helpfulness, flexibility, and close collaboration is a prerequisite to solving the core tasks
  • A good social environment with activities and routines that make it possible to talk across and strengthen the collegial relationship, and where mutual trust, respect, kindness, and professional sparring are emphasized
  • A flexible workplace with a good work-life balance
  • An exciting and varied working environment, where two days rarely resemble each other. We are often busy, and we work creatively for solutions to societal challenges
  • Subsidized preschool child care and a free education system from primary school up to university level
  • Universal health insurance as a resident of Denmark, including family members officially residing in Denmark
  • Five weeks of paid holiday per year
  • In connection with childbirth: the right to have a total of 52 weeks of shared maternal/paternal leave with full or partial salary pay

Place of Work
The place of work is Aarhus University, Campus Foulum.  The affiliation will be with the Department of Agroecology.

More information can be obtained from Associate Professor Shubiao Wu (wushubiao@agro.au.dk)
 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

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

Deadline: 2022-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Agroecology
Email: mailto:wushubiao@agro.au.dk
Phone: +4593522758

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on mandag august 1st, 2022

PhD scholarships (3) in Travel Behaviour Change

We offer three PhD scholarships as part of the ERC Consolidator GRANT “Choice, necessity or chance? Understanding behaviouR chanGE iN Transport URGENT” within the EU Commission’s H2020 Framework.

The URGENT project examines under which individual and contextual circumstances people change their mobility behaviour and what mental mechanisms are involved in these behaviour change processes. The project will use an interdisciplinary approach based on a unique longitudinal dataset combining data from a large panel survey, in-depth interviews and an intelligent mobility diary app.

The 3 PhDs will examine how people adapt their mobility behaviour in prospect and response to:

  • residential relocation (PhD 1);
  • anticipated vs. sudden life events (e.g., retirement vs. crash involvement) (PhD 2);
  • transport technology adoption (e.g., EV or e-bike adoption) (PhD 3).

URGENT will additionally examine rebound effects of changed mobility behaviour and reveal under which conditions, and to what extent, behaviour change in one area (e.g. commuting) positively or negatively spills over to other areas (e.g. air travel, food consumption). URGENT applies a novel analytical strategy that brings together concepts from psychology (behaviour change models), human geography (mobility biographies approach), sociology (mobility cultures) and machine learning (causal discovery and causal inference).    

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will become a member of the Transport Psychology Section and form an interdisciplinary project team with other PhD students and your supervisors. You will collaborate with colleagues from the Machine Learning for Smart Mobility Section and the Travel Demand Modelling Section and academic partners abroad.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. More specifically, we are looking for applicants with a master’s degree in Psychology, Human Geography, Human Ecology, Transport/Spatial Planning, Sociology, Economics, Environmental Science or related. Applicants for PhD position 1 should be interested in ‘mobility biographies’, ‘mobility culture’, and ‘residential self-selection’. For PhD position 2, knowledge and interest in psychological behaviour (change) models is presumed. Applicants for PhD position 3 should be interested in technology adoption and rebound effects.   

All positions require skills in quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis and specialization in at least one method as part of the master’s thesis or other (student) projects.

Your primary tasks will be to

  • design, manage and conduct longitudinal data collections (surveys, app, qualitative interviews) in cooperation with the project team,
  • conduct in-depth interviews related to one of the three PhD topics (PhD 1: residential relocation; PhD 2: anticipated vs. sudden life events; PhD 3: transport technology adoption),
  • analyse survey, interview and app data in a mixed-method design,
  • write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals,
  • participate in international conferences,
  • participate in advanced classes to improve academic skills, and
  • disseminate research results and teach as part of the overall PhD education.

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

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is October, 1, 2022 or later (subject to mutual agreement). The position is a full-time position. If desired, the full-time position can also be changed to a 4-years part-time position (subject to mutual agreement).   

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information related to all three positions may be obtained from Senior Researcher Sonja Haustein.

Related to PhD 1, you can also contact Associate Professor Mikkel Thorhauge
Related to PhD 2, you can also contact Senior Researcher Mette Møller
Related to PhD3, you can also contact Associate Professor Anders Fjendbo Jensen or Assistant Professor Rico Krueger

You can read more about the DTU Management’s Transport Division here:  www.transport.man.dtu.dk/english/about.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 June 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Management
DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching with a focus on sustainability, transport, innovation and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology – including the interaction between technology and sustainability, business growth, infrastructure and prosperity. Therefore, we explore and create value in the areas of management science, innovation and design thinking, business analytics, systems and risk analyses, human behaviour, regulation and policy analysis. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc and PhD level. The Department has a staff of app. 350. Read more here.

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

Deadline: 2022-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Management

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on torsdag juni 30th, 2022

PhD fellowship in Structural Biology at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

The Montoya Group is offering a PhD fellowship in Structural Biology commencing in September 2022.

Our group and research
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (www.cpr.ku.dk) at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND), University of Copenhagen, performs basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of biomedical relevance. The Center comprises a wide range of expertise and resources, from in silico target identification, mass spectrometry based proteomics, structural biology, protein production and characterization to elucidation of various disease mechanisms.

The Montoya Group (https://www.cpr.ku.dk/research/protein-structure-function-program/montoya/) works in the interface between biology, physics and chemistry and uses molecular biology, X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy to dissect the working mechanisms of the macromolecules that constitute the cell’s machinery.

Project description
CRISPR-Cas is an adaptive immune system that has been adapted to be used as a genome editing tool. In this project, the PhD candidate will carry out structural and biochemical characterization of CRISPR-Cas multiprotein complexes. You will express and purify the proteins as well as prepare samples for structural determination by Cryo-Electron Microscopy. Based on bioinformatical and structural data, relevant biochemical assays will be performed to uncover catalytic functions.

Principal supervisor is Professor Guillermo Montoya.

Start:                 5 September 2022
Duration:          1 year as Research Assistant and 3 years as a PhD student

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a Master’s Degree (equivalent to a Danish Master’s Degree) related to the subject area of the project e.g. Structural Biology, Biochemistry or similar.

The successful candidate will have strong qualifications or experience within the following areas:

  • Recombinant DNA techniques and cloning
  • Protein chemistry and protein expression and purification
  • Protein crystallization and structure determination
  • Data management
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge about genome editing and CRISPR systems is an advantage

Our group is highly multidisciplinary and collaborates with many other research groups nationally and internationally. Strong networking and team player skills are therefore preferred. Strong organizational skills and the ability to keep an overview are important.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of facilities providing unique resources to help our scientists develop their research methods and build up their expertise.

Terms of employment
The employment is full time (37 working hours per week) and for 1+3 years.

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 28,300 (April-2022 level) (approx. 3,800 EUR) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor Guillermo.montoya@cpr.ku.dk.

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

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

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

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

3. Diploma and transcripts of records: Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do. Applicants with a Master´s Degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your Master’s Degree must be equivalent to a Danish Master’s Degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  24 May 2022, 23.59pm CET.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-05-24 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 24th, 2022

PhD scholarship on Very High Cycle Fatigue behaviour of glass fibre reinforced polymer composites

Are you interested in contributing to the understanding of the Very High Cycle Fatigue (VHCF) behaviour of fiber-polymer composite materials?

If so, the Department of Wind and Energy Systems, Division of Materials and Components invites applicants for a PhD position in the field of experimental and numerical investigation of the temperature- and frequency dependency of composite materials in the VHCF regime.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The PhD project aims at advancing the state of the art in the area of VHCF fatigue testing of fiber-polymer composite materials in the very low stress/strain amplitude regime. The main objective of this PhD project is to study the fatigue limits at strain amplitudes and cycle numbers relevant for wind turbine blades, to quantify and mitigate the effects of accelerated testing due to high strain rates and hysteresis heating, and to investigate the existence of a fatigue cut-off limit in composites. For this purpose high frequency fatigue tests will be conducted using resonance test machines, the visco-elastic properties of the resins will be studied using Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA). FEM material modelling will be performed to investigate the correlations between temperature, frequency, and fatigue life.

Your primary responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Obtain temperature-frequency stress-strain diagrams by conducting DMA tests on neat resin samples
  • Obtain SN-curves of composite materials at different testing frequencies using both, servohydraulic and resonance testing machines
  • Visco-elastic modelling of the cyclic loading process at different frequencies and temperatures
  • Validate the visco-elastic model predictions against experimental results
  • Disseminate the test results in peer-reviewed top tier journals and conferences

As a formal qualification, you must hold a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Furthermore, strong English communication skills are essential. Applicants should be highly motivated, proactive, ambitious, and eager to seek and share knowledge, willing and able to work independently as well as in a team.

More specifically, you should have the following qualifications:

  • Strong background in constitutive modelling of composite materials incl. visco-elasticity theory
  • Experience in experimental mechanics specifically in material fatigue testing and its analysis
  • Experience in damage- and/or fracture mechanics is an advantage
  • Experience in finite element modelling using commercial software packages such as Abaqus is a plus

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Martin Eder, Senior Researcher Ali Sarhadi and Senior Development Engineer Jakob Ilsted Bech.

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

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

Starting date is 1. November 2022 or according to mutual agreement.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Martin A. Eder (maed@dtu.dk), Senior Researcher Ali Sarhadi (asar@dtu.dk) and Senior Development Engineer Jakob Ilsted Bech (jakb@dtu.dk).

You can read more about Department of Wind Energy at www.windenergy.dtu.dk

Please refrain from sending your applications or reminders directly to maed@dtu.dk, asar@dtu.dk and jakb@dtu.dk as they will not be considered. 

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 August 2022 (Danish time).

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

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

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The Department of Wind and Energy Systems is one of the world’s largest centers of wind energy and energy systems research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 400 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind and Energy Systems has approximately 90 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the wind industry.

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

Deadline: 2022-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind Energy

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Post expires on mandag august 1st, 2022

Researcher in neuroscience

Researcher in neuroscience

Job description

A 24­-month researcher position in neurosciences is available to join an interdisciplinary new research group at the University of Oslo at the intersection of system neuroscience, sleep research and neurobiological development. The successful applicant will join the group of Charlotte Boccara https://www.boccaralab.com at the Norwegian Centre for Molecular Medicine.

Boccara’s team is composed of young international researchers coming from different backgrounds and benefits from a very good academic and social environment. Boccara has experience from publishing in top journals (Nature Communication 2022, Science 2019, Science 2017, Nature Neuroscience 2010, Science 2008). The team just received three prestigious grants from the Norwegian research council for their project combining advanced techniques in in vivo electrophysiology with neurodevelopmental tools to investigate the role of sleep in cognitive development. The applicant will work on developing innovative recording and optogenetic methods to monitor and manipulate sleep in rodent pups with the aim to publish in the highest-ranking journals.

Qualification requirements

Ph.D. in neurosciences or a related discipline. The ideal candidate should have a strong neuroscience background with accomplishments demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as training in computational and statistical methods for analysis. A background in computer engineering will be seen as a strong positive. The applicant should also have experience with some of the following technics/disciplines: computational methods, electrophysiology, optogenetics, rodent behaviour, sleep scoring, neurodevelopment, mice genetics, viral and neurodevelopment tools. Training in Oslo or in one of our collaborator’s lab will be provided to the right person as necessary to fill any skill gaps.

We offer

  • Salary 524 900 – 615 800 NOK per annum depending on qualification as SKO (position code 1109) researcher
  • Generous pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • A friendly and supportive environment ideal for learning new methods
  • Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • list of publications
  • list of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Inquiries about the positions can be directed to group leader Dr. Charlotte Boccara, charlotte.boccara@ncmm.uio.no

Inquiries about application can be directed to HR-adviser Nina Modahl, ninam@ncmm.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7 500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) was established in 2008 and is the Norwegian node in the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. NCMM is a joint venture between the University of Oslo, Health Region South-East and the Research Council of Norway. From 2017 NCMM is merged with the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and now has altogether 11 research groups. The overall objective of NCMM is to conduct cutting edge research in molecular medicine and biotechnology as well as facilitate translation of discoveries in basic medical research into clinical practice.

Deadline: 28 May 2022
Unit: Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway
Campus:
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Post expires on lørdag maj 28th, 2022