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Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in Experimental Magnetism

Application closes on

30.4.2020

Place

Department of Applied Physics

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in Experimental Magnetism

The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin) group at the Department of Applied Physics is looking for a highly motivated doctoral candidate to work on magnetic phenomena in the subfield of magnonics. The project aims at active control of spin waves in magnonic-plasmonic metamaterials on the micro- and nanoscale, which is relevant for the development of energy-efficient analog computing devices. The project is mostly experimental (high-quality thin-film growth, lithography, high-frequency electronic and magneto-optical characterization) but also includes complementary modelling (micromagnetic simulations, plane-wave method calculations, electromagnetic simulations of high-frequency electronic components). Any previous background and experience in some of these topics is considered as an advantage, but strong candidates from other fields of physics are encouraged to apply as well.

REQUIREMENTS
We are looking for a bright and motivated doctoral candidate with an excellent study record in physics or a related discipline up to the level of MSc (awarded or expected soon). Good command of English (both verbal and written) is a mandatory requirement for the position. Applicants must be motivated to conduct research at the highest international level with the aim at completing the PhD degree within 4 years.

SALARY AND WORKING TIME
The salary is based on the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary is around 2500 €/month and it increases as you progress in your research and studies. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will initially be made for 2 years and it will be extended by another two years after an approved mid-term review. The total duration of PhD studies is 4 years.

PLACE AND INFRASTRUCTURE
As a doctoral candidate, you will join the NanoSpin research group at Aalto University (http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nanospin/). The group focuses on cutting-edge research on electric-field controlled magnetism, magnonics and magneto-plasmonics in hybrid nanoscale structures. The NanoSpin laboratory is equipped with instrumentation for nanomaterial fabrication and advanced electronic, magnetic and magneto-optical characterization. Besides, you will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and microtechnologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment for nanofabrication and microscopy (http://otanano.aalto.fi/en/). As a doctoral candidate in the NanoSpin group, you will be part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary research community. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and involves national and international collaborations.

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 400 professors. It is the largest university in Finland focusing on education and research and technology, science, business, and arts. The NanoSpin group is located on the Otaniemi campus in Espoo (10 km from the city centre of Helsinki), which is one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send the following documents as a single PDF file (all document in English):

(1)   Letter of motivation

(2)   CV including list of publications

(3)   Degree certificates and academic transcripts

(4)   Contact details of at least two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available) 

Apply through the link “Apply now!” at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020, but the position will remain open until filled. For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken (sebastiaan.van.dijken@aalto.fi) or Academy Research Fellow Dr. Huajun Qin (huajun.qin@aalto.fi). Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

ABOUT FINLAND
As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. It is the happiest place in the world according to a 2018 World Happiness Report. Finland is the most stable, freest and safest country in the world in 2018. Helsinki is the third best city in the world to live ihttps://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/doctoral-candidate-phd-student-in-experimental-magnetismn according to a 2016 report by Metropolis magazine. Finland has also been ranked 10th in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 of the World Economic Forum.

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Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Postdoc in Marine Structures on Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion

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Information about tthe project and the division
You are hereby invited to apply for a postdoc position working on two research projects on wind-assisted ship propulsion (WASP). In both projects, different WASP concepts considered as candidates for commercial ships should be modelled and implemented in a ship energy systems model called ShipCLEAN developed on the division. The different WASP concepts should be evaluated using ShipCLEAN by prediction of the reduction in fuel consumption for different ship types, for vast number of ship operation conditions and voyages. Full-scale measurement data will be avaialble for validation of some of the WASP concepts. Hence, the successful candidate must have interest to do numercial modelling, simulations and analyses of large data-sets.

This postdoc position will be a part of the division of Marine Technology. The division carries out fundamental and applied research for enabling the development and improvement of marine technology. The division’s research is divided into four main areas: marine structures, hydrodynamics, safety and reliability, and maritime operations. Through our research we make propellers last longer and be quieter, we reduce the drag and improve the seakeeping properties of hulls, we design structures that perform better in collisions and require lower maintenance, we do all this and much more. All research activities are best presented through our core competences: renewable energy, energy efficiency, structural integrity, hydrodynamics, ship design, safety and reliability, propulsion systems, wave dynamics, and numerical methods. The Division of Marine Technology currently has a staff of 34 persons whereof 7 are faculty members, 1 is assistant professor, 3 are postdocs, 13 are PhD students, 5 are industrial PhD students, and the other 5 are working as project assistants and on adjunct positions.

The Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2) conducts fundamental and applied research in all modes of transport to achieve sustainable technological solutions. It offers and contributes to bachelor and master programs in areas such as Shipping, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, to mention a few. The department continuously strives to establish and develop collaboration between academia, industry, and society, for improved knowledge transfer in both directions. M2 is characterized by an international environment with employees and students from around the world, as well as outstanding research and world class education. M2 consists of seven divisions within the areas of engineering and maritime sciences, and one division of administration and support.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as postdoc is to contribute and partly lead the research work in two ongoing research projects on WASP funded by EU and Chalmers Foundation. This includes developing new numerical simulation models, carry out numerical simulations, analysis of large data-sets of measurement data, project planning and writing technical reports to the project, and writing scientific journal papers and present the work on international conferences. 

The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
The position is a full-time temporary employment with a time limited to a maximum of 2 years. You will be employed by Chalmers and will receive a salary according to current salary agreements.

Qualifications
PhD degree in Shipping and Marine Technology, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering or similar. The degree should generally not be older than three years. The doctoral thesis should be within the research area ship energy systems modelling, ship performance analysis or similar. The position requires good oral and written communication skills in English.

You are expected to take initiatives, work independently when needed and to take responsibility for your work. Further, the project interacts closely with adjacent disciplines and industry. Thus you need to have high collaborative skills. Finally, you need to be able to disseminate results and knowledge within existing and new networks. This includes academia, industry and society at large.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200153 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:• Introduce yourself • Describe your previous research fields and main research results• Describe your future goals and future research focus

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

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

Application deadline: 19 June 2020

For questions, please contact:
(Head of division) Professor Jonas Ringsberg, Division of Marine Technology, Jonas.Ringsberg@chalmers.se, +46-(0)76-1191406


   



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


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Post expires on Friday June 19th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology

Ref. No. SU FV-1401-20

at the Stress Research Institutethe Department of Psychology. Closing date: 6 May 2020.

The Stress Research Institute is a national research centre in the areas of stress, sleep and health. It is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. The institute is organized into three research units and has a research laboratory. About 35 people work at the institute, which is located on Brunnsviken lake in Frescati, Stockholm. More information about the institute is available at stressforskning.su.se.

The position is hosted by the Epidemiology unit. The unit conducts research on the links between different risk factors and ill health, in particular we focus on work-related stress in relation to physical and mental health. The position is funded by the Swedish Research Council grant: “Psychosocial stress over the working career and cognitive dysfunction”.

Project description
Cognitive impairment and dementia have serious negative impact on health and functioning in the latter part of life. Prolonged psychosocial stress is suspected to be a strong contributing cause, as it can activate the HPA axis (Stress axis) and decrease parasympathetic activity in the body, which in turn can damage neurons and aggravate cognitive impairments. Previous research has shown a link between high levels of work-related stress and increased risk of cognitive decline during middle age and dementia in later life. However, not everyone who is exposed to high levels of psychosocial stress will experience cognitive impairment or develop dementia. The purpose of the project is to identify when during the working life the stress effects on cognitive dysfunction are most likely to be most severe and the duration needed for the stress to exert its negative effect on risk of cognitive dysfunction.

Main responsibilities
To carry out high quality research and publish the results in international scientific journals in the field of occupational epidemiology and public health. Specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will perform longitudinal statistical analyses using data from the ongoing national cohort study (SLOSH) or other database, and write articles.

Qualification requirements
Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another countries, within a research area relevant to the project.

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

In the appointment process, special emphasis will be placed on knowledge within the relevant research areas.  Special emphasis will also be given to documented capabilities to work with large datasets, analysing repeated measures of both exposure and outcome (such as cross-lagged panel model), to write academic articles in English, to work independently in an organized way, e.g. clearly documentation of syntax and other files, to perform assigned tasks within given time frames, to cooperate with others, and to contribute to a good working atmosphere, as well as other personal qualities of importance for performing tasks, such as flexibility.

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills as well as capabilities to engage with and share research findings with the broader community. Emphasis will also be placed on very good understanding of and ability to communicate in English. Good knowledge of Swedish is an asset for communicating the results with policymakers and the general public.

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

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the project leader, professor Hui-Xin Wang, tfn +46 8 553 789 18,  huixin.wang@su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Closing date: 06/05/2020

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Post expires on Wednesday May 6th, 2020

Doctoral Candiate in Advanced Marine Structures

Application closes on

1.5.2020

Place

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.
Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for

A DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION IN ADVANCED MARINE STRUCTURES

Finnish maritime cluster is known internationally for the complex, high-performing and high-value products it makes for challenging marine environment. Structural design of advanced structures is one of the key competences of this cluster. This position is aimed for development of the next generation structural solutions to maritime field. The present position focuses on strength of thin-walled ship structures and their non-linear response. The research methods include both theoretical and experimental techniques. Therefore, the applicants are expected to possess experience on one or several of the following fields:

  • Ship structures and naval architecture,
  • Solid mechanics, material technology and/or lightweight structures,
  • Optimization of structures
  • Analytical, numerical (Finite Element Method) and/or experimental work.

Requirements 

The call is open for candidates with a Master’s degree in marine technology or any other relevant discipline associated with thesis topics. The candidates are expected to be proactive, capable to work in teams, goal-oriented and to possess a good potential in knowledge, skills and attitude towards post-graduate studies in multidisciplinary field of science.
The applicant must fulfil the requirements for doctoral students at Aalto University, School of Engineering.  For more details, see:

https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply#Howtoapply-EligibilityofapplicantsoftheAaltoDoctoralProgrammeinEngineering

Employment

The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is at first made for one year, and the extension is subject to advance of studies and research.  The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted online through the link provided below, and include:

  1.  CV
  2. Certified copy of master´s degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English
  3. Summary of previous research experience (master thesis for example) and a statement explaining the suitability and motivation of the candidate for this doctoral position (maximum one A4 page)
  4. Short description of the candidate’s research ideas on one of the following topics (maximum one A4 page):
  • rapid prototyping for novel marine structures
  • computational structural mechanics for multi-scale analysis of advanced marine structures
  • optimization of the material distribution for resilient marine structures

All material should be in English and submitted through the link “Apply now” in PDF format no later May 1st 2020

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide two referees and proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English, if the applicant is not a native speaker of or educated in any of them.  See the languages requirements: https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply#Howtoapply-Languagerequirements

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Further information

For additional information about the project, please contact Associate Professor Jani Romanoff and for further details about the application process, please contact HR coordinator Anna-Maija Harju (email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

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Post expires on Friday May 1st, 2020

PhD Student Position in Measurement Science and Technology

Application closes on

30.4.2020

Place

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

The Metrology Research Institute at Aalto University, Finland, is searching for a PhD student to develop photometric measurements related to LED-based light sources. We have a new European research project starting in this topic. The laboratory carries out calibrations related with lighting as a national standards laboratory. The applicant will also take part in this activity with customers.

We expect the applicant to have a solid academic background in at least one of the following fields: optics and photonics, measurement science and technology, engineering physics, or electronics.

We offer exposure to international research collaboration with established academic and research institutions.

The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2020. The applicants are kindly requested to submit the Cover Letter, CV and the Transcript of Academic Record directly by email to Dr. Toni Laurila.

Further information and applications:
Toni Laurila, email: toni.k.laurila@aalto.fi, tel. +358 50 358 3097
web: http://spa.aalto.fi/en/research/research_groups/metrology/

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Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Postdoc: Modelling Species’ Range Expansions in Marine Environments

Diary id: PAR 2020/216
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Department of Marine Sciences
Apply by: 2020-04-30

The Department of Marine Sciences (http://marine.gu.se/english/) is Sweden’s most complete academic environment for marine research and education, and it is one of few such institutions in Europe. The Department of Marine Sciences, founded 2015, brings together expertise in physical oceanography, marine chemistry, marine biology, marine geology, and marine heritage conservation. Thus the department has excellent opportunities to meet future challenges in marine research and education. The Department of Marine Sciences is located with permanent staff in Gothenburg and at the research stations Kristineberg and Tjärnö on the Swedish west coast north of Gothenburg.

Subject area

Applied Physics/Theoretical Biology; Evolutionary Biology

Subject area description

Climate change related effects commonly induce changes in species distributions. Under a warmer climate it is expected that species distributions change to fit their optimal temperature range. Climate-induced movement will, in most cases, have demographic consequences, and populations at the front of the expansion wave will have low genetic variation. Earlier models show that at the front of an expanding population genetic diversity is controlled by local population size, migration rate, degree of fragmentation of the expanding population and strength of natural selection. However, many of the assumptions in the existing models are overly simple for most wild species (e.g. haploid species, fully sexual or fully clonal reproduction, non-overlapping generations, symmetric stepping-stone or Gaussian dispersal functions, and, in many cases, homogeneous and temporally stable environments). In the project in which the postdoc will work, we aim to deliver new and adequate modelling tools, with which it will be possible to analyze size, quality and structure of the available habitat (“green infrastructure”) needed to mitigate loss of genetic variation during species movements largely induced by human activities.

Empirical genome-wide genetic data are available for several marine species that recently (8000 years ago) expanded their distributions over the steep salinity gradient shaping the Baltic Sea ecosystem, each species with its current range margin at a specific position along the gradient. This postdoc project aims to address two questions: (i) How did expansion 8000 years ago change the genetic structure and content of the populations today, taking into account the impact of gene flow, habitat structure and reproductive biology of the species? (ii) What will happen with these already marginal populations under the increased stress from climate change (warmer and lower salinity)? First, theoretical models will be constructed and iterated. Second, the models will be parameterized with empirical data for target species, and model results will be validated against the spatial patterns of genetic diversity within and between the populations of the target species. Thereafter the results will be used to try to predict future distributions of these species under different climate scenarios and habitat structure (e.g. availability of marine reserves and “green infrastructure”).

Job assignments

The candidate will join an international team with both theoretical and empirical competences, working on the evolutionary biology of marine species including the genetics of recently expanded species in the Baltic Sea transition zone. The team is based at the Department of Marine Sciences, with permanent working places both at the research station Tjärnö Marine Laboratory, and at the campus in Gothenburg. Intense collaboration has been established with University of Sheffield for many years.

The candidate is expected, in collaboration with the rest of the team, to perform the modelling work on species’ range expansions including development of the mathematical model, implementing it using individual-based spatially-explicit computer simulations, and analyzing model results both numerically and analytically. The work also includes tests of the model by comparing model results with the available empirical data on present species’ distributions and their spatial genetic patterns using standard software and custom scripts, but also using novel scripts specifically developed within the team to ease and improve the model-data comparison. In addition, the candidate is expected to present the results of the analyses in manuscript(s) and at conferences, and communicate the findings at various dissemination activities. The candidate is also expected to take part in other research-related activities at the department, and within the research group in particular.

Eligibility

Qualified for appointment as postdoc is a person who has been awarded a PhD degree in a subject area relevant for the position no longer than 3 years ago. Relevant subject areas for this position are population genetics, theoretical evolutionary biology, mathematics/physics with previous experience from population genetics/theoretical evolutionary biology or equivalent academic disciplines. A candidate with a foreign degree that is judged to be comparable is also eligible.

The candidate should have earlier deep experience with modelling population genetics, including experience with writing his/her own computer simulations in Matlab, and/or C/C++, and/or Mathematica (or equivalent), and/or experience with statistical analyses of genetic data in a population or evolutionary context. Experience with SLiM is considered an advantage.

Assessment

Scientific proficiency will be the primary criteria for the assessment of merits.

The scientific proficiency is assessed with a focus on the candidate’s capacity and earlier experience of working in the field of theoretical population genetics.

The assessment is based primarily on scientific publications and on participation in international conferences and workshops. The successful candidate will be chosen based on an overall assessment of proficiency and potential within the subject area, the potential and ability to independently carry out the duties of the position, and the abilities to communicate and cooperate with others.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months
Extent: 100%
Location: Department of Marine Sciences in Gothenburg
First day of employment: As agreed

For further information about the position

Please contact Assistant Professor Dr Marina Rafajlović (marina.rafajlovic@marine.gu.se), Professor Kerstin Johannesson (kerstin.johannesson@gu.se), or Professor Roger Butlin (r.k.butlin@sheffield.ac.uk).                          

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system, and submit the following documents:

  • Personal letter
  • CV, including a complete list of publications, and record of received research grants (with amounts).
  • Copies of maximum 5 accepted publications (including bioRxiv manuscript but not unsubmitted manuscripts).
  • Description of scientific expertise, and a brief description of the applicant’s contributions to the scientific publications listed in the CV.
  • Description of other merits, for example, boards of trust, outreach activities.
  • Other documents that the applicant wish to be considered.
  • Names of 2-3 reference persons.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2020-04-30

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Four (4) doctoral students in Industrial Product Realisation

School of Engineering, Industrial Product Development, Production & Design

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. The School of Engineering is able to award doctorates in the area of industrial product realisation. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. You work closely with colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

The Department of Industrial Product Development, Production and Design conducts education and research in areas such as product development, production development and industrial design. The department is responsible for five educational programs at our campus in Jönköping. In addition, the department is responsible for two educational programs in Nässjö and Värnamo. The department has a strong engagement in the development of research and education within Knowledge Intensive Product Realisation which is a strategic area at Jönköping University.

The department is looking for four (4) doctoral students to the graduate school Industrial Product Realisation in the subjects of Production Systems and Machine Design for the research project Integrated Product and Production Platforms Supporting Agile and Demand Driven Product Realisation (IDEAL).

JOB DESCRIPTION

The aim of the project is to further develop methods, models and demonstrators to support manufacturing companies to develop and integrate their product and production platforms.

The ambition is to develop knowledge that can support manufacturing companies to reach efficiency in offering unique products and yet being agile to changes in markets, legislations, technology and stakeholders’ demands.

As a doctoral student, your work will mainly be research studies and research project work focusing on integrated product and production platforms in one of the following subprojects (A to D):

Subproject A: Changeable product platforms
with focus on design and development of changeable product platforms where the integration with the production platform is coordinated for enhanced producibility and efficient production preparation.

Subproject B: Production platform co-development
with focus on production platform development and strategies for changeable production systems. The co-development with the product platform is central to successfully achieve integration.

Subproject C: Digitalization and automation of integrated product and production platforms
with focus on platform engineering processes to support efficient development, use, and improvement.

Subproject D: Boundary objects supporting integrated platform development
with focus on knowledge integration and crossing of boundaries between the product and production domains to support agile and demand driven product realisation.   

Upon application, state the preferred subproject/s (A, B, C or D).

As a doctoral student you normally spend 80% of your time on research. Other tasks, such as teaching, do not represent more than 20% of the working hours.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible for the position, you have a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Production Systems, Industrial Engineering and Management, Engineering Design, Product Development, Integrated Product and Production Development or equivalent.

Due to the international working environment, a good level of the English language, both written and oral, is expected. The ability to speak and write in Swedish is meritorious, as the work is in close collaboration with Swedish companies.

The successful candidate is truly committed, creative and curious. You enjoy collaborations, are capable of actualizing visions and ideas into practically feasible working methods and methodology and you have good communication skills. It is important that you have good analytical and systematical abilities.

It is important that you demonstrate skills to work efficiently, conscientiously and professionally both independently and in a team environment with great responsibility and ability to finish dedicated assignments/tasks on time. Furthermore, you have a flexible work approach, are resilient to external stresses and can manage multiple work tasks simultaneously.

It would also be considered beneficial if you have:

  • Theoretical knowledge in relevant fields related to the relevant subproject.
  • Final project work or thesis work in relevant subject.
  • Experience in engineering software, especially for Subproject C.
  • Teaching or lab-assistant work experience is meritorious.
  • Driver´s license for car – especially if it is valid in Sweden.

INFORMATION

The employment will commence 1 September 2020 or as agreed upon. Working conditions are regulated in collective agreements. The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis, whereupon appointments can be made before the last application date.

For further information you are welcome to contact;

Olof Granath, Head of department olof.granath@ju.se, +46 (0)36 101749
David Samvin, david.samvin@ju.se, +46 (0) 36 101917
Professor Fredrik Elgh, fredrik.elgh@ju.se, +46 (0) 36 101672
Professor Kristina Säfsten, kristina.säfsten@ju.se, +46 (0) 36 101639

APPLICATION

We look forward to receiving your application, no later than April 30

The application should include:

  • An accompanying letter with information about the applicant letter of intent. (2 pages) (appendix 1)
  • A complete CV including references. (appendix 2)
  • Certified certificates and diplomas (both BSc and MSc)
  • Transcript of courses in English (or Swedish)
  • Master thesis (if completed)

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se

Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentSeptember 1, 2020 och according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions4
Working hours100%
CityJönköping
CountyJönköpings län
CountrySweden
Reference number2020/949-221
ContactOlof Granath, +46 36-10 1749David Samvin, +46 36-10 1917Fredrik Elgh, +46 36-10 1672Kristina Säfsten, +46 36 101639
Union representativeMikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1647Thomas Axelsson, ST, +46 36-10 1076
Last application date30.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral studentship in English, literature

Karlstad University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description

The English department at Karlstad University offers a wide range of courses at all levels. These include courses within the university’s teacher training programmes, freestanding course and courses in English for specific purposes. The English department conducts research in both linguistics and English literature, and several teachers are involved in the strong research group KuFo (Research Group for Culture Studies) and CSL (Centre for Language and Literature in Education), which is tied to the strong research group ROSE (Research on Subject-Specific Education).

The doctoral studentship

The doctoral studentship involves four years of full-time study and leads up to a doctoral degree. Doctoral students should have the ability to work independently and also be prepared to contribute to the work of the English department in different ways, for instance through completing teaching-related or administrative tasks. You are also expected to be based at Karlstad University and contribute actively to the research environments of the English department and within the research group KuFo.

Eligibility

For admission to doctoral studies, the applicant must meet the requirements of both general and specific eligibility and be assessed as generally capable of completing the study programme (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). General eligibility for admission requires a second-cycle qualification with completed courses of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle level, or largely equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

Specific eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in English requires at least 30 ECTS credits in English at second-cycle level, including an independent project of 15 ECTS credits.

Admission

Admission is based on individual assessment of the applicant’s qualifications and capacity to complete a programme at doctoral level successfully. Special emphasis is placed on previous study results and the quality of previous independent, written assignments. Assessment is also based on the research plan, which provides an account of the planned thesis project, language proficiency, and the intention to be present and contribute actively to the research environment. The applicant should have good social skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a group.

Terms of employment

The doctoral studentship comprises four years of full-time study, or five years at 80% if the position includes 20% of teaching or other tasks at the department. The salary for this doctoral studentship corresponds to the standard level of salary for doctoral students at Karlstad University. Starting date is 1 September 2020, or by agreement.

Application

Submit the application no later than 26 April 2020, via the University’s web-based recruitment tool (see below).

The application should include:

  1. A list of qualifications (CV) with certified copies of grades, degree certificates and so on
  2. Copies of degree projects and other publications
  3. A brief cover letter which describes the applicant’s background, experiences of relevance for the position, and research interests
  4. Brief research proposal (1,000–2,500 words)
  5. Any other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to

If possible, include references and/or letters of recommendation.

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. 

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 September 2020, or by agreement
SalaryAccording to agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/43
ContactMaria Holmgren Troy, professor, 054-700 1418Åke Bergvall, professor, ämnesföreträdare, 054-700 1581
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Last application date26.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral students in Materials Engineering, 3 positions

Karlstad University / Department of Engineering and Physics

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Background
The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology invites applications for three doctoral studentships in materials engineering at the Department of Engineering and Physics. The department teaches engineering students for exams on bachelor, master and doctoral levels.

In the department’s materials science research group, researchers from different disciplines participate in a well-equipped laboratory with advanced material analysis and testing. The research is often accomplished in projects with a focus on the technical applications in groups of collaborative industries. The research is on relations between microstructure, mechanical properties and the technical application. Materials engineering is a part of the larger materials science group at Karlstad University, which covers areas as applied mechanics, materials engineering, materials physics and physical chemistry.

Duties
The main duties involve to participate in the research project “AMHiPP – Advanced Materials for High Performance Products”, and to follow the doctoral student (post-graduate) training up to a doctoral exam in materials engineering.

As a doctoral student, you will participate in the AMHiPP project for research on advanced metallic materials in high performance products. The AMHiPP project is funded by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation, the industrial partners (Curtis Wright Surface Technologies AB, FBT Bredaryd AB, Gestamp HardTech AB, GKN Aerospace AB, Sandvik Powder Solutions AB, SECO Tools AB, Uddeholms AB and Voestalpine Precision Strip AB) and Karlstad University. More information is found on www.kau.se.

The post-graduate positions are about properties of advanced high strength materials (tool steels, strip steels, hard metals, superalloys) manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured (3D-printed) materials. Studies will be undertaken on the material’s microstructure, mechanical and tribological testing are performed, and advanced material analysis methods are used, e.g. electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and synchrotron light based methods. Theoretical modelling of material properties are also a part of the research work. Manufacturing of new alloys in the research group’s 3D-printer is included as well.

We are recruiting three doctoral students, and the positions have somewhat different descriptions. It is important that you in your application state the order of priority of your interest in the three different positions, see heading “Application” below.

Post-graduate A, is directed toward properties of additive manufactured materials and studies of their microstructures dependent on processing parameters, and its relations to the material’s mechanical properties.

Post-graduate B, is directed toward properties of advanced high strength materials manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured materials and their mechanical properties as fatigue and defect tolerance.

Post-graduate C, is directed toward properties of advanced high strength materials manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured materials and analysis of their structure through advanced analysis methods, as by synchrotron light studies.

A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral programme consists of 240 higher education credits, including the doctoral thesis. Departmental duties, such as teaching, or other tasks, may be allocated up till 20% of full-time. Normally, the doctoral student performs its work at the working place.

Eligibility
For admission to doctoral studies applicants must meet the requirements of both general and special eligibility (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35)

Applicants who have a Master’s degree of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 credits at Master level, or who have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad, meet the general eligibility requirements.

Special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in materials engineering requires applicants to have a Master’s degree within the field of mechanical engineering, or within nearby fields as material science, physics and chemistry. The one who not fulfils the special eligibility requirements but in other ways has acquired corresponding knowledge may after special evaluation become eligible.

Admission and assessment criteria
For admission to doctoral studies an applicant must be judged to have the ability required to pursue the programme successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment.

Assessment is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to assimilate the doctoral studies.

Special weight is given to:
Completed education with materials engineering specialization.

Considerable weight is given to:
Documented knowledge on engineering materials microstructure and their mechanical properties.

Experience of metallographic studies and mechanical testing. Modelling and simulation of materials structural and mechanical properties.

Experience of research and development project within the field of the present knowledge area.

Qualifications of merits are:
Industrial and technical experience of activities within the present knowledge area.

Karlstad University places great weight to personal qualities such as ability to cooperate, to exercise good judgement, to take responsibility, to commit to activities, and to have a positive attitude to colleagues and students.

Terms of employment
Upon admission to doctoral studies, a studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information
Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation.  We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.

Application
Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

Application should include:

– Letter of application with description of your background and your interest in the position,

– List of qualifications (CV),

– Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,

– Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,

– Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,

– Letter of recommendation, if possible,

– Give an order of priority (1-highest, 2-middle, and 3-lowest) on the focus of the doctoral position you prefer, Post-graduate A, B and C.

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi, and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to: Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för hälsa, natur och teknikvetenskap, Elisabeth Wessling, 651 88 KARLSTAD

State the ref. no: REK2020/86

Last day of application: 2020-04-24

We look forward to your application!

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/86
ContactJens Bergström, Professor, +46 54 700 1259Lars Johansson, Head of department / Professor, +46 54 700 1677
Union representativeDenita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 54 700 1434Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 54 700 1714Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, +46 54 700 1404
Last application date24.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral studentship in Nursing

Karlstad University / Department of Health Sciences

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description
The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology advertises a doctoral studentship in Nursing at the Department of Health Sciences. Research in this subject at Karlstad University involves the following three areas: Models and innovations for safe healthcare, Handling complex illnesses, and Expertise and professional development in healthcare. Research in the healthcare field is conducted in several subjects within both faculties at the University today, and the doctoral courses are brought together in the Graduate School Health. The doctoral studentship in Nursing advertised here will be part of the Graduate School Health.

Karlstad University advertises a doctoral studentship connected to a research project on wounds and wound care. Pressure ulcers are a preventable healthcare injury and an indicator of quality in nursing. Despite monitoring of the prevalence of pressure ulcers over many years, and national preventative efforts in this area, the incidence of pressure ulcers in a care context remains at a high level. The aim of the current project is to develop and implement an intervention plan for the treatment of pressure ulcers. The purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of early assessment of skin and tissue, as well as screening for risk factors, in order to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in a care context. Digital solutions may be used for both screening and assessment. The perspectives of both staff and patients are centrally important.

A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral programme consists of 240 ECTS credits, including the doctoral thesis. Departmental duties, such as teaching, or other tasks, may be allocated up till 20% of full-time.

Eligibility
For admission to doctoral studies, applicants must meet the requirements of both general and specific eligibility (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35).

General eligibility for admission requires a second-cycle qualification (MA) of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle (MA) level, or largely equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

Specific eligibility requirements for doctoral studies in nursing include a second-cycle qualification (MA) in nursing or other field that is considered equivalent.

Admission
Admission is based on individual assessment of the applicant’s capacity to complete a programme at doctoral level successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35).

Applicants are assessed and ranked on the basis of their previous studies, with special emphasis on the quality of their submitted independent research-related works, especially at the second-cycle (MA) level. In addition, the applicant’s merits and experiences (see below), research plan outlining the planned thesis project, language proficiency in Swedish and English, and willingness to be present and active in research contexts at Karlstad University, will be assessed. The applicant needs to exhibit social competence and the ability to work both independently and in a group.

Terms of employment
Upon admission to doctoral studies, a doctoral studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information
Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.

Application
Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before the deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessment. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

The application should include

  • Cover letter with description of your background and your interest in the position,
  • List of qualifications (CV) with certified copies,
  • Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,
  • Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,
  • Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,
  • Letter of recommendation, if possible, and
  • A research proposal (approximately 5 pages) and a summary in English (approximately 300 words). The research proposal should concern wounds and wound care in relation to pressure ulcers in the context of complex illnesses and innovations for safe healthcare, and include a literature overview of previous research in this area.

Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:
Karlstads universitet
Fakulteten för hälsa, natur och teknikvetenskap
Erika Bergare
651 88 KARLSTAD
SWEDEN

Last day of application: May 11, 2020

State the ref. no: REK 2019/103.

We look forward to your application!

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryAccording to local agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2019/103
ContactCarina Bååth, associate professor, , carina.baath@kau.se, +46 (0)54-700 20 89
Union representativeDenita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 (0)54-700 1434Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 (0)54-700 1714
Last application date11.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD position in Computer Science, programmable networks

Karlstad University / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Background

A PhD position in computer science, focused on programmable networking, is available within the Distributed Systems and Communications (DISCO) Group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University. Research within DISCO is focused on computer networking, cloud computing and next-generation technologies such as programmable networking, SDN/NFV and 5G. The position is part of a collaboration with Red Hat Research. Red Hat contributes to many applied research projects relevant in the open source world, including high-performance programmable networking solutions using e.g., eXpress Data Path (XDP) and eBPF.

Duties

The PhD position is focused on programmable networking solutions and how to define, design and implement them. The work consists of developing and evaluating new architectures and mechanisms to provide coherent and comprehensive support for programmable networking in Linux. To accomplish this, in-kernel technologies such as XDP and eBPF will be used.

The candidate is expected to carry out research in this area by combining implementation work with practical experiments, simulations and/or emulation of networks and protocols. Knowledge and/or experience within one or more of the areas of communication protocols, kernel programming, practical work with Linux/Unix, network simulation/emulation, and data analysis are therefore desirable. It is required that the candidate has very good programming skills, as well as proficiency of the English language (written and spoken).

The candidate is expected to work independently, as well as in teams, enthusiastically advancing the technology frontline. A majority of the work will be done in cooperation with other scientists and engineers from Red Hat, and it is therefore desirable that the candidate is able to perform well in collaborative work and has experience of working in projects.

Per agreement between Karlstad University and Red Hat research, all intellectual property resulting from the research should be dedicated to the public. Furthermore, developed software should be offered through an open source license and research results submitted for publication in openly available literature.

Eligibility

Eligible for this position are candidates that meet the general admission requirements as well as the specific admission requirements and be judged to have the ability otherwise required to pursue the programme successfully.

A person who has earned a master’s degree of at least 240 ECTS credits of which at least 60 ECTS credits are earned for studies at master’s level, or who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge, has general eligibility for admission.

A person with a Master’s degree (60 credits) in computer science, a Master’s degree (120 credits) in computer science or a Master of Science degree in computer technology has special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in computer science. A person who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired equivalent qualifications also has special eligibility.

Admission and assessment criteria

For admission to doctoral studies an applicant must be judged to have the ability required to pursue the programme successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment of the candidates’ abilities to successfully pass the research education.

Considerable weight is given to personal qualities such as ability to cooperate, to exercise good judgement, to take responsibility, to commit to activities, and to have a positive attitude to colleagues and students.

Terms of Employment

Upon admission to doctoral studies, a studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation.  We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.

Application

Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

Application should include

  • Letter of application with description of your background and your interest in the position,
  • List of qualifications (CV),
  • Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,
  • Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,
  • Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,
  • Letter of recommendation, if possible.

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi, and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:

Karlstad University

Att. Emelie Hessel

Faculty of Health Science and Technology

651 88 Karlstad Sweden

Mark all documents with the application registration number DNR REK2020/44

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/44
ContactDr Per Hurtig, 054-700 2335
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404
Last application date15.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Research fellows in Learning, Digitalization and Media

The School of Education and Communication

The School of Education and Communication is one of four schools within Jönköping University (JU). We offer education and interdisciplinary research in media and communication, international work, human resources and education. We have extensive activities towards professional training and skills development. Through working with us you will experience a creative environment with excellent opportunities for influence and personal development.

The project LeaDMe – Learning, Digitalization, and Media 2018-2021 – calls applications from research fellows specialized in one of the following areas: language, literature and multilingualism (in a broad perspective) and technology, digital media and storytelling, human-computer interaction related to languaging, culture, and diversity. The project seeks to improve the implementation of digital tools in educational settings, focus upon communicative practices across and within digital-analogue learning environments, and work on culturally empowering education through a focus on language, literature and multilingualism (broadly). The project is situated at The School of Education and Communication which has strong profiles in learning and languaging – see the research group profile of CCD – and media and communication studies, as well as a broad contact network of international partners.

LeaDMe is a strategic investment initiative within the network-based national and international research group CCD – Communication, Culture, and Diversity with a node based at The School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University. In the CCD@JU node, interdisciplinary [A1] research is conducted on learning, language and literacy (in a broad sense), multilingualism, and literature focusing on excluding/inclusive communicative practices. Digitalization, globalization and learning in a media dense society are central themes, which include issues of multilingualism and power structures locally and globally based on what is called decoloniality.

Job description
The research work will focus on the challenges and development potentials related to digitalization processes in learning and education, with a particular focus on one or more of the following keywords: language, literature and multilingualism (in a broad sense), globalization, communication, media, cultural diversity and decoloniality. The assignments may include individual teaching activities in the form of lectures or seminars at the master´s level. The applicant is expected to work collegially with other researchers in the LeaDME team.

Qualifications
You have been awarded a Doctoral Degree. The position requires research experience that has focused on technology, digitalization and learning, and/or on language, literature and multilingualism (in a broad sense) in a media dense society. Good communication and collaboration skills and multilingual skills are additional requirements. It is meritorious if you have experience working in teacher training programmes. In the selection process, we will place great value on your personal qualities matching our needs in the discipline and overall for The School of Education and Communication. For full eligibility requirements see Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University.

Employment conditions
The position is temporary, and the scope of employment is part-time 30-50 %. The position is placed at the Department of Language and Communication which conducts activities within the teacher programmes, the media and communication studies programme, and independent courses (that include preschool, subject teacher, media and communication studies, Swedish, Swedish as a second language, English and Literature). The employment starts on 1 August 2020 or as agreed upon. Working conditions for all employees are decided jointly between Unions and University management.

How to apply
We welcome your application via our recruitment system no later than 15 April 2020. Applications are accepted through our web-based recruitment system. Attachments should consist of files in PDF-format.

  • A cover letter in which you explain why you have applied for this position
  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified diploma of your doctoral degree
  • Description of research plan
  • A complete list of publications
  • Your most important studies, published in peer-reviewed journals and relevant to the applied-for position, should be submitted in full text. Note that no more than 5 texts may be submitted
  • Language competencies
  • Names and contact details of three independent referees whom the university may contact and who have also agreed to act as your referees

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typePart-time
First day of employment2020-08-01 t o m 2021-12-31
SalaryMånadslön
Number of positions3
Working hours30-50 %
CityJönköping
CountyJönköpings län
CountrySweden
Reference number2020/997-221
ContactFredrik Ebefors, +46 36-10 1386Marie Öhman, 036-101500Ylva Lindberg, +46 36-10 1495
Last application date15.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student in Computer Science – Modeling and development of distributed embedded systems based on TSN-5G networks

Ref.nr: 2020/0860

The research environment Embedded Systems (ES) at Mälardalen University (MDH) announces a PhD-student position in Computer Science. ES is the nationally leading center in embedded-systems research and internationally known for the ability to combine the highest academic standard with industrially relevant research. ES provides a stimulating international research environment, characterized by its cooperative atmosphere, openness, and team spirit – a great environment for a researcher to grow in; with a mix of established and young researchers. The environment contains over 200 researchers.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2020-04-30
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

The VINNOVA-funded project “PROVIDENT: Predictable Software Development in Connected Vehicles Utilising Blended TSN-5G Networks” is announcing a PhD position in modeling and development of distributed embedded systems based on TSN-5G networks.

Modern vehicles in many segments of the vehicular domain need to communicate and collaborate to achieve a joint functionality in, e.g., an autonomous quarry, mine or a recycling site. To provide such functionality, these vehicles need to be equipped with high data-rate sensors (e.g., cameras and lidars). The large amount of data acquired from these sensors needs to be communicated within as well as among the vehicles with predictable low latencies. The recently introduced IEEE Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards and 5G communication offer promising solutions to address these requirements within and among the vehicles respectively. Alas, there is a lack of a holistic software development framework and execution environment for predictable vehicular systems that utilise blended TSN-5G communication. This lack hinders the vehicle industry from taking full advantage of these ground- breaking technologies.

The overall goal of PROVIDENT is to develop novel techniques to provide a full- fledged holistic software development environment for vehicular systems that utilise blended TSN- 5G communication. In this context, the PhD-student will focus on the challenges related to holistic modelling of software architectures, holistic timing predictability verification, and integration of network communication in vehicular systems that utilise a blend of TSN-5G networks. The student will work closely with the project team of about 15 members, including researchers from Mälardalen University and practitioners from the industrial partners. The student is also expected to work indepefndently.

Qualifications

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. For futher information see Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100).

To qualify as a PhD student, you should have a master’s level degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent. Prior knowledge about embedded systems, real-time systems, real-time networks, and modeling and timing analysis of these systems is considered a merit. Additional knowledge in applied mathematics, model-based software development and development of switched Ethernet-based systems is also considered as merit.

The position requires a strong motivation for research, good verbal and written communication skills in English. Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Application

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application.

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

Kontaktpersoner

Saad Munbeen

Associate Prof

saad.mubeen@mdh.se

Mohammad Ashjaei

Assistant Prof

mohammad.ashjaei@mdh.se

Michaël Le Duc

Union SACO

021-10 14 02

Susanne Meijer

Union (OFR)

021-10 14 89

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Materials Chemistry with focus on halide perovskites) / Tutkijatohtori (Materiaalikemia)

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en

The Photonics Research and Innovation Flagship (PREIN) is a multi-disciplinary competence cluster focusing on the development of light-based technologies. PREIN is a national network that gathers the cutting-edge expertise in Photonics in Finland, including Tampere University, University of Eastern Finland, Aalto University and VTT research center. PREIN is one of the 6 Finnish Flagships funded by the Academy of Finland. The Flagship program is a northern fleet of excellent science, successful collaboration and solutions for tomorrow. Its rationale is to support future knowledge and sustainable solutions to societal challenges and seeks to advance economic growth by developing new business opportunities. Combining the resources and infrastructures of its partners, PREIN covers all the Photonics value chain, from fundamental research to applied research, seeding industrial collaboration, supporting mobility and career development.

PREIN develops light-based technologies for applications in life science, energy-saving, ICT, and environmental monitoring. The partners have complementary expertise and skills, ranging from the design and fabrication of nanomaterials and optical components to system integration and instrumentation development. Our research focuses on light field control, new materials and structures, and the development of light sources with tailored characteristics, all seeding to the development of novel technologies ranging from e.g. portable sensors, to LIDAR for environmental and industrial monitoring or smart photovoltaic modules for eco-efficient solutions.
For more information see our website prein.fi 

The position is in the Chemistry and Advanced Materials (CAM) group (https://research.tuni.fi/cam). The group has a common strategy of using chemistry approach to design and fabricate functional compounds and materials.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be part of the ‘Hybrid Solar Cells’ team (https://research.tuni.fi/hsc) at TAU, in strong collaboration with the ‘Photonics Compounds and Nanomaterials’ team (https://research.tuni.fi/photomat). Furthermore, there will be possibility to cooperate with researchers at other Finnish universities (e.g. Aalto University) and with a broad network of international collaborators.

Job description

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a talented and highly motivated PhD´s to lead the research project “High band gap perovskite materials for hybrid applications” which requires a strong background in halide perovskites, including design, synthesis and characterization of new materials and compositions, in bulk or nanocrystals.

The project is part of the PREIN (https://prein.fi/) flagship program. Tampere University is inviting applications for a fixed-term employment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the time period of 2 years.

Requirements

You are an enthusiastic, highly motivated researcher holding a PhD in the area of Materials/Inorganic Chemistry or Materials Science, and with experience in the field of halide perovskites. We require strong hands-on experience in design and synthesis of novel perovskite materials, in bulk or nanocrystals. In-depth experience in spectroscopic characterization and/or hands-on experience in thin-film and/or solar-cell processing are considered as a plus. The work requires high level of experimental skills and analytical mindset for interpreting the measured data.

You are a team player able to work with multidisciplinary research teams. Your strengths include strong methodological background, excellent analytical skills, very good writing skills, high motivation for innovation, and flexibility to work and deliver results. The position is targeted towards a scientist who has received a Ph.D. degree, preferably in the past few years.

We offer

The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of 2 years. The planned starting date is as soon as possible. A trial period of 6 months applies to all new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The position of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff). The typical starting monthly remuneration for a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow will vary in the range of 3400-3500 Euros.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

We offer a world-class research environment in internationally recognized research groups. We have strong collaborative networks and offer great opportunities for researchers to develop their careers in an international setting.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 20.04.2020 (at 23.59 EEST / 20.59 UTC).

Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents:
•    Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines (www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
•    List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines (www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines/list-of-publications/)
•    References from two people
•    Motivation letter (incl. research directions):
o    1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
o    Previous research fields and main research results.
o    Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Paola Vivo, Group Leader ‘Hybrid Solar Cells’, + 358 44 340 7081, paola.vivo (at) tuni.fi
or
 Prof. Nikolai Tkachenko, Group Leader ‘Photonic Compounds and Nanomaterials’, tel +358 40 748 4160, nikolai.tkachenko (at) tuni.fi.

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Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää: www.tuni.fi

Paikka on Chemistry and Advanced Materials-ryhmässä (CAM) (https://research.tuni.fi/cam), jonka yhteinen strategia on käyttää kemian tuntemusta ja osaamista funktionaalisten yhdisteiden ja materiaalien suunnittelussa ja valmistamisessa.

Tutkijatohtori on Tampereen yliopistolla osa Hybrid Solar Cells-ryhmää (https://research.tuni.fi/hsc), joka on tiiviissä yhteistyössä Photonics Compounds and Nanomaterials-ryhmän (https://research.tuni.fi/photomat) kanssa. Lisäksi on mahdollisuus yhteistyöhön muiden suomalaisten yliopistojen (esim. Aalto-yliopisto) tutkijoiden sekä laajan kansainvälisen verkoston kanssa.

Tehtävänkuvaus

Vahvistaaksemme ryhmäämme, etsimme lahjakasta ja erittäin motivoitunutta tutkijatohtoria johtamaan tutkimusprojektiamme “High band gap perovskite materials for hybrid applications”. Projekti vaatii vahvaa tuntemusta halidiperovskiiteistä, mukaan lukien uusien materiaalien ja yhdisteiden suunnittelun, synteesin ja karakterisoinnin bulkissa tai nanokiteissä. Projekti on osa PREINin (https://prein.fi/) lippulaivaohjelmaa.

Hakuohjeet

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Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 20.04.2020 klo 23.59Application period starts: 2020-03-23 16:22Application period ends: 2020-04-20 23:59

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Postdoctoral fellow in mathematics

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Job assignments
The research will focus on nonlinear partial differential equations. The position is connected to the ERC project 3DWATERWAVES, which concerns mathematical models for water waves and stationary ideal flows with vorticity in three dimensions. The main research task is to analyse these models using methods from nonlinear functional analysis (local and global bifurcation theory, spectral theory, variational methods, Nash-Moser iteration). If the applicant wishes, some teaching can also be included (at most 20%).

Qualifications
A PhD degree, awarded (or planned to be awarded before the commencement of the project) in mathematics is a requirement. You should have a strong background in partial differential equations, preferably related to fluid mechanics, free boundaries and/or nonlinear waves. You should have the ability to plan and carry out research of high quality and this should be reflected in your publications. You should also be motivated, have initiative, be able to work independently and in groups, and be perseverant. Good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.

Eligibility
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Basis of Assessment

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment will primarily be based on your research qualifications and potential as researcher. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject. Here the quality of your publications plays a very big role, but the description of your research and your motivation for applying are also important. At a possible interview, your ability to orally present your research will be tested. In addition, the assessment will be based on the qualifications mentioned above.

Type of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Application procedure
Apply online! Applications must contain

  • a curriculum vitae with publication list
  • a description of your research and motivation for applying for the position (at most 3 pages)
  • a copy of your doctoral degree
  • copies of other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered
  • if possible electronic copy of your PhD thesis
  • at least one letter of recommendation submitted directly by the letter writer by e-mail to erik.wahlen@math.lu.se with title ”Letter of recommendation”.

All documents must be in PDF.

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible. Preferably no later than 2020-09-01.
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/875
ContactErik Wahlén, Head of division, +46462228143Magdalena Brossing, HR coordinator, +46 46 222 95 62
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date27.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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One or more PhD Stipend(s) in Climate footprint and meat (20-20022)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, one or more PhD stipend(s) is/are available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend(s) is/are open for appointment from 1 May 2020 or soon hereafter.The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions.

Job description

The PhD project is part of a collaboration between Danish Crown and Aalborg University regarding the climate footprint of meat products. The project will contribute to executing of the sustainability and climate strategy of Danish Crown by developing and testing the concept of product environmental footprint and by investigating how to include more environmental impact categories in order to get a comprehensive picture of the impact of beef production.

Further, the project will be part of identifying one or more strategic areas with environmental improvement potentials by integrating circular economy principles in assessment of these potentials. Finally, the PhD is also expected to contribute to creating and implementing partnerships for carbon footprint reductions and increased value creation in the whole value chain from farm to fork.

The PhD project is part of MADE – Manufacturing Academy of Denmark that is the Danish national innovation and research platform for the manufacturing industry in Denmark. MADE supports and strengthens the manufacturing industry in Denmark through implementation of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology via applied industrial research projects and a range of various innovation activities and educational initiatives.

You may obtain further information from Professor Arne Remmen, Department of Planning, ar@plan.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals, who hold a Master degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial

Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: bew@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9909.

The faculty have a research school, The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: http://www.phd.tech.aau.dk/ and a PhD association and network for PhD students at AAU http://www.phd.tech.aau.dk/current-students/PAU/.

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 19 April 2020
Unit: Department of Planning
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Science

The position

At the Department of Computer Science a position is available for a Postdoctoral research fellow with the Arctic Green Computing (AGC) research group and the Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC). The position is available for three years.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of 3 years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The Department of Computer Science provides an active international research environment with 18 tenured faculty members, 4 adjunct professors, 6 post-doctors and researchers, 8 technical/administrative staff members and about 28 PhD students from different countries. The goal of the Department is to advance the research and teaching of Computer Science as a discipline, to demonstrate leadership within our areas of interest, and to contribute to society through our education, research, and dissemination

The position will additionally be assigned to related work for UiT in an amount equivalent to a maximum 25 % of a full-time employment.

The working hours shall primarily be utilized for research, research-related activities and research administration. The research fellow is expected to participate professionally within the department with occasional advice of students, presentations for faculty and students, laboratory assignments, etc., totaling up to 20 % of the position. The position will not include regular teaching assignments.

The Arctic Green Computing (AGC)

The Arctic Green Computing (AGC) research group aims at addressing energy efficiency, system complexity, and dependability across mobile, embedded, and datacenter systems. The group’s current research interests include (energy-) efficient, high-performance computing (Green HPC) and scalable, efficient artificial intelligence (Green AI). The group was a work-package leader in EU FP7 ICT project EXCESS on energy-efficient computing systems (2013-2016) and is PI and Co-PI of several national research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway (NFR) through prestigious funding programs such as FRIPRO Young Research Talents, Research Infrastructure and IKTPLUSS ICT Initiative. The group is a member of EU network of excellence HiPEAC and has international collaboration with prestigious institutions in EU and USA (e.g., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California – Berkeley).

The Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC)

In 2016, UiT established the Arctic Center for Sustainable Energy (ARC), an interdisciplinary center focusing on Arctic challenges and conditions within renewable energy and greenhouse gas management. The center combines expertise in computer science, physics, humanities, chemistry, social sciences, applied mathematics, marine biology, and electrical engineering. The initiative will permeate the university in its entirety and will strengthen existing research activities at UiT within the scope of the center.

The project/position’s field of research

The postdoc position is attached to the research project Efficient Machine Learning-Enhanced Modeling and Simulation on Exascale Architectures (EMLEMS) and will be involved in national project eX3 – Experimental Infrastructure for Exploration of Exascale Computing funded by the Research Council of Norway.

This postdoc project aims at improving the efficiency and performance of scientific modeling and simulations on exascale architectures through machine learning-enabled adaptivity, providing scalable, robust solutions with guaranteed accuracy in the least amount of time. Adaptivity is essential to increase the automation of the modeling and simulation workflow and to address the growing complexity of applications and architectures. Exascale architectures rely on intricate interplay between thousands of heterogeneous processing nodes, each with a large number of cores, accelerators, memory types, and sophisticated interconnects. As a result, choosing optimal algorithms and implementations is highly application- and architecture-dependent. This project will investigate the opportunities of: 

  • leveraging scientific machine learning (SciML) in developing new algorithms, data layouts, and implementations that dynamically optimize the use of computational resources of exascale architectures, and
  • leveraging high-performance scientific computing (HPC) in developing scalable and efficient machine learning training algorithms on exascale architectures.

Smart power systems with renewable energy will be an application domain in this project.

All candidates must submit a statement of their vision for how they will strengthen these research activities within the center.

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Contact

Further information about the position is available by contacting

For administrative questions, please contact the Department’s administration; phone +47 77 64 40 36, email: administrasjon.ifi@nt.uit.no.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements for the position as Postdoctoral Fellow 1352

Norwegian doctoral degree in subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, or competence at a corresponding level documented by academic work of the same scope and quality
 
This position requires:

  • The successful candidate will have a publication record that documents solid knowledge in computer science. We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated increased scientific maturity in their selection of issues, application of methods, and documentation of results. Research results should be backed by thorough experiments and analysis.
  • The successful candidate should have a keen interest in at least one of the following topics: (energy-) efficient high-performance computing, scalable machine learning, concurrent data-abstractions and algorithms, programming systems, and run-time systems. Experience of modeling/simulations for smart power grids or partitioned global address space (PGAS) programming is a plus.
  • An appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in the subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. 
  • Applicants should have a good command in English.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position and the suitability of the research proposal for the EMLEMS project

If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you are also qualified to apply. Qualification as PhD is required before commencement in the position. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position. If you are in the process of completing your PhD, you must document that you have submitted your PhD thesis by the application deadline and attach a statement from your supervisor concerning termination of your PhD studies.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

UiT wishes to increase the proportion of females in academic positions. In cases where two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The UiT campus is located near the centre of Tromsø, a vibrant city located in Northern Norway with approximately 75 000 inhabitants. The city is surrounded by the stunning landscape of Northern Scandinavia. The location also offers ample opportunities for e.g., sighting aurora, hiking and skiing.

Remuneration of Postdoctoral Fellow positions are in salary code 1352. The starting salary is at a minimum 43 500 NOK/month in 2019, normally starting on salary grade 59 on the pay scale for Norwegian state employees corresponding to approx. There is a 2 % deduction for contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. In addition, UiT pays 12 % directly to the pension fund on top of the salary.

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Project proposal
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.
     

You must submit a research proposal (3-5 pages) that describe how you scientifically can contribute to (the project/described field of research). The proposal must include a progress plan.

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants. 

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

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

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher in Materials Chemistry

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The Department of Chemistry (http://www.helsinki.fi/kemia/english/) at the Faculty of Science carries out research on chemistry and its applications at an international level and provides academic teaching based on high quality research. The department forms accountability unit operating on an annual budget of 19 million euros and reports 200 person-years per annum. There are 14 professors at the Department.

Materials Chemistry is an interdisciplinary research program of the Department of Chemistry compiling research on organic, inorganic, polymer and structural chemistry. The research in the department of chemistry covers all aspects from basic chemistry research (synthesis, understanding and characterization) to material applications (utilization in electronics, functional materials and everyday consumables).

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in Materials Chemistry under the mentorship of Prof. Pedro Camargo. The successful applicant will join the Nanomaterials for Plasmonics and Nanocatalysis research group at the Department of Chemistry. The position is fixed-term for 24 months including a trial period of 6 months. Possible continuation in the project for one additional year is negotiable. Employment starts in September 2020.

Position description
The postdoctoral project funded by the Academy of Finland as part of a project consortium on Solar-driven Chemistry aims to develop controlled nanoparticles for applications in photocatalysis for methane conversion. In this project, your tasks will include the synthetic development of photocatalytic nanoparticles by solution phase methods, advanced characterization, photocatalytic assessment, and investigations/optimization on the synthesis and performances. Your work will also comprise help in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. You are expected to present your findings in scientific meetings and workshops, prepare funding applications for travel and research grants, as well as prepare manuscripts for publication in international scientific journals.

Requirements
Motivated candidates with a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (chemistry or related) are encouraged to apply. Experience in the fields of nanomaterials synthesis, characterization, nanocatalysis, and photocatalysis are advantageous. Most importantly, you should have a strong motivation for research in a highly multidisciplinary topic, enthusiasm to learn new things and contribute ideas, and possess the ability to conduct your research independently while being an active member of an international research team. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English will be needed. We will offer a meaningful, original and ambitious scientific project in an international, top-level research environment. From the applicant we expect high motivation to conduct demanding experimental work, as well as a curiosity driven science-enthusiastic mindset.

Salary and benefits
The salary will be in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel, level 5). In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3300–3800 €/month.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university) assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

How to apply
Applications should include (1) a CV with a list of publications, (2) contact details for two references, (3) a brief description of research experience (1–2 pages) with clear indication on the motivation to apply for this position, (4) a copy of a PhD degree certificate.

Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for applications is May 10th, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional information
For further inquiries regarding the position, please contact Prof. Pedro Camargo (pedro.camargo@helsinki.fi)

For more information on the research group and publications, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/nanomaterials-for-plasmonics-a… , https://pedrocamargo.weebly.com/ and @CamargoLab

Due date

10.05.2020 23:59 EEST

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is available at the Department of Psychology with the research group of cognitive neuroscience.

This Postdoctoral position is a fixed term position of a duration of three years. Appointment to the positon of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions.

It is a prerequisite that the applicant be able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The project’s field of research

The Department of Psychology at UiT  has nearly 100 employees in total. The department is organized in ten research groups, covering all major fields of psychology. The Research Group of Cognitive Neuroscience consists of ten members (6 in permanent positions and 4 PhD candidates), and focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive functioning.

While a basic-science approach is the basis of our work, we are also interested in the translation of basic findings into clinical applications (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, depression, ADHD). Our lab applies different neuroimaging and psychophysiological methods, among others, EEG, fMRI, tDCS, TMS, eye-movement recordings, startle-reflex and skin conductance measures.

The research group is involved in projects across a large range of topics, such as the neural basis of mind wandering, value-based decision-making, pain perception, placebo effects and fear conditioning.

Responsibilities

The post-doc will work in the project “Influencing mind-wandering/attentional control with non-invasive brain stimulation”, which has the goal to study the behavioural and neural effects of non-invasive brain stimulation protocols (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, rTMS, and transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS) to reduce the frequency of mind-wandering episodes and improve cognitive performance in humans. We plan to delineate the neural characteristics of spontaneous attentional lapses, and target brain networks underlying poor executive control using our novel experimental setup in healthy individuals and adults with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The candidate will be required to contribute to study preparation, participant recruitment, data collection and analysis (behavioural measures from clinical/neuropsychological tests and cognitive tasks, structural and functional MRI, delivering brain stimulation with tDCS and rTMS) and preparation of manuscripts. Because the project encompasses both experimental and clinical aspects, candidates from a wide variety of different backgrounds can be relevant for the position. This includes, but is not limited to, experimental psychologists, clinical psychologists or cognitive neuroscientists.

Place of work is Tromsø

Contact

For further information about the position and UiT contact:

Associate professor Gábor Csifcsák

Head of department Ingunn Skre

Head of office Trine Krane

Qualifications

To be awarded the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow, a Norwegian doctorate degree is required, or a corresponding internationaldoctorate degree which is recognised as being equal to the Norwegian doctorate degree.

If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you are also qualified to apply. Qualification as PhD is required before commencement in the position. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position. If you are in the process of completing your PhD, you must document that you have submitted your PhD thesis by the application deadline and attach a statement from your supervisor concerning termination of your PhD studies.

We seek candidates who have a strong academic record and enthusiasm in conducting research involving psychiatric patients, neuroimagingand non-invasive brain stimulation.

Experience with structural/functional MRI data and/or with non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as any form of transcranial electricalstimulation (tDCS/tACS/tRNS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS/TBS) will count in favour of the candidate. Previous clinical/experimental work involving patients with psychiatric/neurological conditions is an advantage. Good skills in programming (Matlab,Python or R) and statistical analysis are also desirable.

Applicants must be fluent in English in both spoken and written form, whereas good skills in Norwegian is favourable. If the applicant is not fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at the time of application, (s)he must be willing to learn Norwegian within two years ofemployment.

During the assessment, importance shall be attached to personal suitability, motivation for the position and potential for research. Good communication skills, resourcefulness, flexibility and willingness to collaborate with members of the research team are required for this position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Application

Your application must include:

  • Cver letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work and contact details of 3 reference persons
  • Diplomas and transcripts from Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees
  • list of academic works
  • Up to 10 academic works. The doctoral thesis is here counted as one work.
  • Description of the attached works, and a short description of other works to show breadth of output.
  • Documentation of the level of language proficiency in English and in Norwegian

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the application documents and the text of the announcement.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall, among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and motivations.

UiT is seeking to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions. If two or more applicants are found to be generally equally qualified, the university will prioritise a female over a male candidate.

We offer

  • Working in an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating environment with dedicated colleagues
  • An excellent national and international network including leading groups in the area of non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Good career opportunities
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Working and payment conditions

Working hours will be set aside for research, research-related activities and research administration.

The successful candidate must also be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole. A detailed development plan will be prepared within three months after the appointment contract is signed.

The appointment is for a period of 3 years. The remuneration for this position is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​

The objective of the appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, and no one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

UiT’s HR policy objectives emphasises diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. UiT is an will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

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

UiT – Developing the High North 

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research.

Wework closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Researcher at the project Develoment of immuno-PET tracers for lung cancer

About the position

The Faculty of Health Sciences has vacant a 100 % Researcher position for three years. The position is connected to Department of Clinical Medicine, the Molecular Inflammation Research Group (MIRG) and the project Development of immuno-PET tracers for lung cancer, led by Professor Iñigo Martinez and Dr. Turid Hellevik. The project represents one of the work packages included in the consortium proposal Targeting the Tumor microenvironment: Boosting PET-based diagnostics and therapies, which in turn is part of a large National research program on Nuclear Medicine/PET called “The coastal collaboration”.  The purpose of this funding program is to strengthen research in nuclear medicine related to the use of the nuclear medicine equipment donated by Trond Mohn, BFS and TFS to the Universities and University-Hospitals across regions in Norway. In this “coastal cooperation”, Tromsø is steering the part of preclinical research which is subdivided into 4 work packages: Immune-PET & lung cancer, Radionuclide targeted therapy & imaging in Glioblastoma, Neutrophil targeting in breast cancer and Advancing oncological PET imaging using machine learning.

Job description

The specific project connected to this position evolves around the development of new PET tracers to image tumor-associated immune responses, and the use of this novel technology to explore immune cell dynamics in response to anti-cancer therapies. Main activities in the project will be related to radiotracer development, and the subsequent in vitro and in vivo testing in animal models. The main tasks of the candidate will consist on identifying new lead structures, synthetic work for preparation of precursors and metal coordination chemistry. In the subsequent steps, these precursors will be radiolabeled with different transition radiometals (e.g. 68Ga, 64Cu, 89Zr), and further optimized for the application in animal studies. The synthesis of appropriate and novel chelators and their bio-conjugation to biological molecules will be central to this project. The candidate will have access to an organic synthesis lab, a radiosynthesis lab including synthesis automats and preclinical PET scanners (a PET/SPECT/CT and a PET/MR).

The position offers clinically relevant research in an international and inspiring working environment. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with other researchers, graduate students and technicians in our group, but will also interact with a multidisciplinary team of researchers/professionals at the PET imaging center (UNN) and the PET-core facility (UiT). In addition, the candidate will have access to advanced methodology at the other core facilities at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Additional information about our research is available at our web page

Qualification requirements

We seek for candidates that are highly motivated, goal-oriented and responsible, with good working capacity and endurance. The candidate should be able to work both independently and interactively in a team setting, and possess a noticeable enthusiasm for research.

Compulsory qualifications:

We will consider candidates with demonstrated proficiency in at least one of the following topics: preclinical PET imaging, radiotracer development, metal coordination chemistry, organic chemistry or peptide chemistry. We seek for candidates with PhD and/or a Master’s degree in: chemistry (preferably inorganic, organic chemistry or peptide chemistry), development of PET radiopharmaceuticals, synthesis of precursors or radiolabeling. Additionally, applicants certified with FELASA C approval for animal experimentation or with solid experience in working with animal will be preferred. Knowledge of radiation protection procedures and GMP will be advantageous.

Compulsory requirements:

  • Have fulfilled PhD degree and have at least 1 postdoc period completed.
  • Document experimental knowledge in inorganic/organic chemistry and/or PET imaging above PhD level.
  • Document proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Not have (severe) allergies to rodents

Other merits:

Experience in basic laboratory techniques, such as cell culturing, standard molecular biology techniques (protein and gene analyses), histology/immunohistochemistry will be positively considered. Other merits that will be considered in the evaluation are demonstrated skills in data-handling and statistics, image-analysis, teaching and scientific writing, including previous publications and presentations in international forums. In addition to the formal requirements that must be met, personal qualities and suitability for the position will be of great importance.

Working conditions

The working hours shall be utilized for research and research-related activities, such as experimentation, research communication, teaching and research administration. The successful applicant must be willing to engage him-/herself in the ongoing development of their discipline.

Remuneration for this position is in accordance with the standard State salary scale code 1109. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

How to apply

Application and submitted documents (see below) must be sent electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no and the application must include:

  • Presentation Letter, including a brief description of the applicant’s interest in, and motivation for the research project.
  • CV, with complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work and a list of international presentations and publications.
  • Diplomas and certificates:
    • diploma and transcript of PhD degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • Certificate of postdoctoral training by host institution
    • Certificate of FELASA C for animal experimentation

If applicable, the applicant shall provide a description of his/her scientific production, also stating which works they consider most important.

Assessment

All applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the written material presented by the applicant, and the detailed description outlined for the position. The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called in to an interview.

The University of Tromsø wishes to increase the proportion of females in research positions. In the event of two or more applicants found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

For further information about the position and project, contact: Professor Inigo Martinez-Zubiaurre, E-mail: inigo.martinez@uit.no, Phone: +47 776 446 86/+47 98 61 82 05.

General information

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. The university will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research University in Norway and the Northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT, you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020