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4 PhD candidate positions, Department of Social and Economic Geography

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

Uppsala University, founded in 1477, is Scandinavia’s oldest university and one of the largest. The University is among the foremost research environments in Europe and has extensive library facilities and data resources. It grants around 300 doctoral degrees each year (see www.uu.se). The University is located centrally in lively and historic Uppsala, Sweden’s fourth largest city, and only 68 km north of the capital, Stockholm.

Applications are invited for 4 fully funded PhD candidate positions in the Department of Social and Economic Geography’s doctoral program in human geography. The positions are available from the 1st of September 2019 and offer full funding for four years. Three of the positions are open to students with experience in all areas of human geography; one of the positions is connected to a specific research project with its own knowledge requirements (see “Qualifications expected” below for more details).

Our department engages in world class research and education within the field of human geography. Today about 50 persons are affiliated with the department.

The doctoral program is designed as four years of full-time studies. There are two main components of the program: course work (60 credits) and work in connection with the PhD dissertation, including seminars, theoretical work, data collection of different kinds, problem analysis, thesis authorship and supervision by highly qualified researchers (180 credits). Doctoral students are provided with their own workplace, computer, and some research expenses, and have access to excellent research resources and libraries. The Department is international in focus, and good oral and written skills in English is required. Applicants must also be willing to learn Swedish rapidly.

Current research directions and areas of expertise at the department: In the selection process of suitable PhD candidates, we consider specifically to what extent we have resources for supervision and possibilities for external funding for the considered candidates. We conduct research within the full range of human geography subjects, and we encourage all applicants to visit our departmental website (www.kultgeog.uu.se) to review the kinds of research being conducted within the department and to assess the extent to which their research interests align with our research profiles (see www.kultgeog.uu.se/staff/ and www.kultgeog.uu.se/research-en/).

Qualifications expected: To be considered for admission to postgraduate studies in Human Geography, the applicant must have completed a Master’s degree, equivalent to 240 Swedish university credits (including at least 60 credits at an advanced level) from a recognised university or third level institution. Specific entry requirements for admission to postgraduate studies in Human Geography are the completion of an equivalent to 90 Swedish university credits in Human Geography, or other academic qualifications assessed by the recruitment committee to be of an equivalent level.

CALISTA project qualifications: One of the four positions is affiliated with the CALISTA research group and involves a research project (funded jointly by Formas and Uppsala University) that seeks to estimate demand for public transport using cell phone geolocation data. This research project focuses on spatiotemporal quantitative analysis of mobility behaviour to assess the usage of and the demand for public transport as a service. For this position, we encourage applications from candidates with a background in geocomputational research, including experience with spatial analysis, geoinformatics, geocomputation, transport analysis, spatial economics, or the equivalent, as well as working knowledge of GIS software and at least one programming language.

The project team integrates several unique geospatial databases to analyse variability in travel across different temporal and spatial scales, between urban and rural areas, and with attention to the socio-economic composition of the potential travellers. The project is managed in Sweden, but the study will be done in close collaboration with international researchers. The project aims to enhance public transport planning with the larger goal of improving social integration.

Application procedure: A recruitment committee will make an initial selection of applicants through a review of submitted documents and contacts with referees. The selected group of candidates will then be invited to interview with representatives of the department. The interviews will take place during April or the beginning of May. Candidates will be informed of the results of the selection process at the end of May. Criteria for assessing applications to the PhD program are described in a separate document here .

Applications are due on March 15th and should consist of:

  • A completed application form available here
  • A cover letter that briefly introduces yourself and explains why you are interested in the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University. Indicate here whether you want to be considered for the CALISTA project.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé (including your education and previous work experience)
  • A short description (2-3 pages) of your research interests and plans
  • Certified transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date, including information on courses taken and grades received
  • At least one example of recent written (academic) work
  • Contact information for two academic references

The rules governing the process can be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen 5 Chapter 1-7 §§ and in University rules http://regler.uu.se/.

Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to receiving applications from everyone regardless of sex/gender, nationality, and physical ability.

Salary: Fixed salary.

Starting date: 2019-09-01.

Type of position: Temporary position.

For more information, please contact: Associate Professor David Jansson, director of postgraduate studies, phone +46-72-999 91 55; e- mail david.jansson@kultgeog.uu.se.

Use the link below to access the application form.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than March 15th, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/511. 

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Social and Economic Geography

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fast lön

Number of positions: 4

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/511

Last application date: 2019-03-15

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Up to 3 PhD positions on Software Security

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. TheDepartment currently has about 280 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. More info: http://www.it.uu.se

Duties/Project description:

The topic for the PhD positions is to develop techniques for software security, in particular for detecting and removing security vulnerabilities in software. Since vulnerabilities in such software can lead to huge damages when exploited (e.g., through XSS attacks to obtain confidential information, or by taking over vulnerable IoT devices to form botnets), it is important that software components are bug-free and correctly implement security services.

Techniques that the positions will focus on include testing using fuzzing, taint analysis, model learning, program analysis, verification, symbolic execution supported by constraint solving and SMT. Among the goals is to significantly extend the power and scalability of such techniques to real-world code bases; one foreseen application is to to analyize the widely-used Contiki OS for IoT, implementations of widely used security protocols, such as TLS and DTLS.

Research environment:

The positions are funded by recent five-year grants from SSF (the Foundation for Strategic Research, see https://assist-project.github.io) that bring together several research groups at Uppsala University (Bengt Jonsson, Parosh Abdulla, Mohammed Faouzi Atig, Philipp Ruemmer, Kostis Sagonas, Wang Yi) that are world-renowned in the fields of automated verification, programming language implementation, and testing. Past contributions include the UPPAAL model checker, high-impact techniques and tools for testing and verification of multithreaded software, including Concuerror and Nidhugg, and the native-code compiler and several tools for the Erlang programming language. Members received the CAV (Computer-Aided Verification) Award, the most prestigious academic award in the area, both in 2013 (Wang Yi) and in 2017 (Parosh Abdulla and Bengt Jonsson). The work is performed in collaboration with partners at RISE SICS (Luca Mottola, Thiemo Voigt) that contribute to developing the ContikiOS, and the SICS Security lab (Shahid Raza).

Requirements:

The candidate should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent, in a field which is relevant for the work. We expect the candidate to be fluent in verbal and written English.

It is helpful to have a good background in some of the fields of testing, security, program analysis, compiler techniques, model checking, formal verification, software engineering, and similar, as well as to be proficient in implementing non-trivial algorithms.

The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching) as well as taking graduate courses. The candidate will be expected to teach in English or Swedish.

Application:

The application should include a statement of purpose, motivating preferred research directions. The application should further include a description of past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis (or a draft thereof), relevant publications, and other relevant documents. The candidates should indicate the earliest feasible starting date of employment and are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. 

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: As agreed upon, temporary position.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact

Bengt Jonsson (bengt.jonsson@it.uu.se), Philipp Ruemmer (philipp.ruemmer@it.uu.se), eller Kostis Sagonas (kostis@it.uu.se)

Please submit your application by 15 March 2019, UFV-PA 2019/569.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Information Technology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/569

Last application date: 2019-03-15

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PhD student in cancer pharmacology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

Duties/Project description:
Our research group, Cancer pharmacology and computational medicine, performs research in the area of cancer pharmacology and drug discovery, with a special interest in drug repositioning and model development.

Growing cancer cells as 3D cultures (so-called organoids / multicellular tumor spheroids), unlike traditional 2D cultures, enables study of cell-cell interactions similar to the in vivo situation. 3D cultures also enable studies of how oxygen deficiency and nutritional deficiency affect cancer cell proliferation and can also reveal whether metabolically disturbed cells are selectively sensitive to any type of treatment. The project aims to further develop the methodology for growing cells in 3D, both in vitro and in vivo, with some focus on co-cultures (more than one cell type in the same system) and how such systems can be used to evaluate immune oncology-based therapies.

Requirements:
A basic degree in Biomedicine or other relevant subject area and further education in e.g. cancer biology and molecular biology is a requirement (at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 hp at advanced level), as well as a good practical touch in the laboratory and proven ability to work independently. It is also an advantage if you have practical experience in laboratory work with a focus on cancer cell lines and methods such as clonogenic assays, cell kill assays, HTS instrumentation, acoustic drug dispensation and automated microscopy. Good computer skills including MS Excel and MS Word are a requirement, and further experience is an advantage. When recruiting, great importance will be attached to personal qualities such as ability to interact and communicate. You are responsible, structured and methodical in your work. Good knowledge in both Swedish and English is a requirement.

Application:
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
 
Starting date: As soon as possible, temporary position for 4 years.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact: Mårten Fryknäs, phone +46 (0)70 7470741,  marten.fryknas@medsci.uu.se or Gabriella Widerberg, HR generalist, phone +46 (0) 18 6112908, gabriella.widerberg@medsci.uu.se

Please submit your application by 12 March 2019, UFV-PA 2019/598.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Medical Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Salary ladder

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/598

Last application date: 2019-03-12

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PhD student position in Evolutionary Genomics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A PhD student position in Evolutionary Genomics is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Program of Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University.

The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se.

The Evolutionary Biology Centre (http://www.ebc.uu.se/?languageId=1) is one of the world’s leading research institutions in evolutionary biology. It is part of Uppsala University, which has been ranked very high among all European Universities in the subject of evolutionary biology. Our lab is part of the Program of Evolutionary Biology that excels in many aspects of genetics and evolution and offers an inspiring international atmosphere. There are ample opportunities for interaction with PhD-students, PostDocs and researchers working on related topics. We are tightly linked to the Science for Life Laboratory (https://www.scilifelab.se/) and have access to advanced laboratory infrastructure, high performance computing resources and bioinformatics support.

Project description: The candidate will use phenotypic and genomic data from a long-term study population of a house sparrow metapopulation (>3000 individuals genotyped on a 200K SNP array and >30 individuals with whole genome sequences combined with a very extensive phenotypic database) to look for signs of selection in the genome, estimate demographic patterns and examine structural variation. A central goal will be to understand the connection between genetic variants linked to phenotypic traits and their patterns of selection in the genome. The project is in collaboration with the Centre of Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) at NTNU, Norway and the candidate is expected to spend periods of time at CBD and also take part in fieldwork.

Duties: The PhD training comprises four years of full time research including courses and literature studies.

Qualifications required: To be eligible for a PhD-student position the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) in biology or a related field. Bioinformatic skills will be necessary to carry out the projects.  Candidates must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken as well as written English.

Qualifications desired: The ideal candidate is highly motivated and enthusiastic about evolutionary biology and has a good understanding of population genetics and evolution theory. Experience with large-scale genetic analysis, bioinformatics, scripting and programming is advantageous. Computational and statistical training is also advantageous.

Position: The graduate program covers four years of full-time study. The position can be combined with teaching or other duties at the department (maximum 20%), which prolongs the employment with the corresponding time. The salary will be set according to local agreements. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English. More information about postgraduate studies at Uppsala University is available at http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/.

Access:  April 20, 2019 or as agreed upon (latest 30.05.2019).

Application: The application should include (1) A cover letter describing your research interests, relevant previous experience and your specific motivation for the position, (2) A short summary of your Master’s (or comparable) studies, (3) A CV including potential previous publications and contact details of two scientific professionals, (4) Attested copies of your academic degree(s). The application should be written in English.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

For further information about the position please contact: Arild Husby, arild.husby@ebc.uu.se, +46-18-471 4120.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than March 20, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/635.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/635

Last application date: 2019-03-20

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Postdoc in Sensory and Consumer Science

Applications are invited for a position in Sensory and Consumer Science at SDU Innovation and Design Engineering, Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark in Odense. The position is available from May 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is funded by the European project “SHEALTHY” which focuses non-thermal physical technologies to preserve fresh and minimally processed fruit and vegetables (F&V). In the project, the postdoc position will initiate and conduct research on consumer perception of non-thermal technologies as well as sensory evaluation and consumer acceptance of F&V treated with mild-technologies. The successful applicant will have documented experience and interest in sensory science, and consumer research with an emphasis on quantitative methods.  

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in sensory science, consumer science, food science or a closely related field;
  • A proven track record of first authored publication in relevant journals;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • High motivation and work ethics, excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, independence, skills in efficient project planning and execution.

Additional qualifications (not mandatory) that will contribute to a positive evaluation:

  • Experience in conducting large-scale online surveys and/or with cross-cultural consumer research;
  • Previous research experience related to consumer perception of F&V;
  • Fluency in Danish.

Inquiries on the position can be made to Associate Professor Davide Giacalone (dg@iti.sdu.dk).

Conditions of employment
The position is available for a 20-months period.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The main tasks for this position are to conduct research within the SHEALTHY project and disseminate results. A limited amount of research-based teaching and student supervision may be requested.

This position is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no SHEALTHY – 817936 and thereby funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

Requirements for the position
Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

Applications will be assessed by an expert. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment panel.

An interview might be part of the assessment process.

Application

Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Please read guidelines for applicants.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The applications must include:

•A cover letter (max 2 pages) describing the applicant’s background, qualifications and motivation for applying for this particular position
• Curriculum Vitae
• Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – Danish or English transcripts
• A research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work. 
• List of publications indicating the publications attached
• Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-fil

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The application must be in English.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
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PhD fellowship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Department of Public Health

We are offering a joined PhD fellowship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics commencing 1st of September 2019. The PhD will be affiliated the research group Perinatal, Obstetric & Paediatric Epidemiology (POPE).

Our group and research 

The POPE group is conducting epidemiologic research focused on how conditions early in life influence fetus, child and adolescent health. The approximately 20 people in the POPE group work with the Danish National Registries, the Danish National Birth Cohort, and contribute to several international birth cohort collaboration efforts.

Project description 

The aim of this PhD project is to develop algorithms to predict for whom eating disorder symptoms will resolve, persist or progress across adolescence. The primary data source is the Danish National birth Cohort, with approximately 95 000 individuals that have been followed from prenatal life until early adulthood. On these individuals, massive data is available from reports by the mothers and the individuals themselves collected longitudinally, as well as from linkage with the national registries. Symptoms of eating disorders were collected at 11 and 18 years of age, and diagnosis of eating disorders will be retrieved from the National Patient Registry.

In this project the student should develop and apply methods that integrates statistics and machine learning methods to optimize the risk prediction of eating disorders. This involves identifying hitherto unknown risk factors and developing a more nuanced understanding of the spectrum of eating disorders and their precursors. Similarly, the student will work on methods for dynamic prediction modelling, where individuals are measured irregularly over time, and where time-dependent variables and potential confounders may change over time. Statistical programming will be an integral part of the project.

Principal supervisor: Associate professor, Katrine Strandberg-Larsen, Department of Public Health, E-mail: Ksla@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35326078.

Start: 1st September 2019

Duration: 3 years as a PhD student

Job description 

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

•Carry through an independent research project under supervision

•Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points

•Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team preferably abroad

•Teach and disseminate your knowledge

•Publish scientific papers

•Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

 

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

The successful applicant for this Ph.D. fellowship will be a statistician with a strong background in both mathematics and statistics, i.e., a candidate degree in for example mathematics or engineering sciences. Accordingly, we require documented skills within both theoretical and applied statistics and additional experience with epidemiological research, as well as and use of registry data. Further, high-level computational statistics will be valued highly.

Other important criteria are:

•The grade point average achieved

•Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project

•Previous publications

•Relevant work experience

•Other professional activities

•Curious mind-set with a strong interest in statistics, machine learning and epidemiology, and the development of eating disorders.

•Language skills

Place of employment 

The place of employment is at Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include access to several unique national as well as international data infrastructures.

 

Terms of employment 

The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success¬ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant before 1st September 2019.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree¬ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.886 DKK /approx. 3.601EUR (October 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions 

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

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

Application procedure

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

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

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

3. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 18th March 2019, 23.59pm CET 

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

The further process 

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 15

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

 

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

Deadline: 18 March 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab
Email: mailto:ksla@sund.ku.dk
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Postdoc in Formal Methods and Security Intelligence

DTU Compute’s Sections for Formal Methods and for Cyber Security, invite applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years within the area of formal methods and security intelligence. The position is full-time starting as soon as possible, according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the areas of formal methods, security intelligence, privacy, and secure-by-design software development.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will expand and contribute to the sections’ research activities in the above mentioned areas, in particular within the H2020 project CyberSec4Europe, that aims at establishing and operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe.

We expect that the candidate will be able to contribute to
 

  • Identify challenges to the development of privacy-preserving security intelligence software (i.e. software based on artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics for threat detection).
  • Investigate formal methods techniques to support privacy-preserving security intelligence software.
Qualifications
  • A completed or close-to-completion Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar disciplines is required
  • Research background in at least one of the following areas: security and privacy, formal methods, applications of ML/AI to security and privacy, security intelligence
  • Publication record in reputable venues in the above areas
  • Experience in collaborative research projects
  • Excellent English skills
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information please contact Alberto Lluch Lafuente, albl@dtu.dk, Head of the Section for Formal Methods and Associate Professor, or Christian D. Jensen, cdje@dtu.dk, Head of the section for Cyber Security.

You can read more about DTU Compute at
www.compute.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Ph.D. dissertation (if completed and not publicly available)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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

Deadline: 30 April 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc in Formal Methods and IoT

DTU Compute’s Sections for Formal Methods and for Embedded Systems Engineering, invite applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years within the area of formal methods and IoT security. The position is full-time starting as soon as possible, according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the areas of formal methods, IoT security, and secure-by-design software development.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will expand and contribute to the sections’ research activities in the above mentioned areas, in particular within the H2020 project CyberSec4Europe, that aims at establishing and operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe.

We expect that the candidate will be able to contribute to
 

  • Identifying challenges to early stages of the development of secure software for IoT/cloud/fog/edge platforms.
  • Investigate formal methods techniques to support secure-by-design software development for IoT/cloud/fog/edge.
Qualifications 
  • A completed or close-to-completion Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar disciplines is required
  • Research background in at least one of the following areas: security and privacy, formal methods, distributed systems (IoT/cloud/fog/edge), software engineering
  • Publication record in reputable venues in the above areas
  • Experience in collaborative research projects
  • Excellent English skills
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information please contact Alberto Lluch Lafuente, albl@dtu.dk, Head of the Section for Formal methods and Associate Professor, or Nicola Dragoni, ndra@dtu.dk, Associate Professor in Embedded Systems Engineering.

You can read more about DTU Compute at
www.compute.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Ph.D. dissertation (if completed and not publicly available)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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

Deadline: 30 April 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Four PhDs/Postdocs in Computational Biology of Childhood Cancer

DTU Health Tech is seeking several PhDs and full-time postdocs for the Disease Data Intelligence group headed by associate professor Ramneek Gupta, to work in close collaboration with professor Kjeld Schmiegelow’s childhood oncology group and the Department of Clinical Genetics at Rigshospitalet. The collaboration further extends to clinical and research groups in Lund, Sweden, as part of the EU inter-regional cooperation effort iCOPE (Interregional Childhood Oncology Precision medicine Exploration).

The Disease Data Intelligence group at DTU is part of the Section of Bioinformatics at the department that houses seven internationally-diverse research groups in an open collaboratory atmosphere, and continuing synergy with other research groups at DTU. The Section has priority access to a large life-sciences dedicated supercomputer and co-develops the bioinformatics environment on this platform. All PhD studies at the Section are in English, and there is a strong emphasis on internationalisation for Danish PhDs including an expectation to present at international conferences and workshops.

The childhood oncology center at Rigshospitalet is the largest of its kind in the Nordic/Baltic region, and includes a research lab that addresses cancer etiology, tumor biology, pharmacology of anticancer agents, toxicology, psychosocial aspects/rehabilitation, and clinical trials.

Responsibilities and tasks 
A multitude of data is being rapidly gathered on children with cancer, including germline whole genome sequencing, tumour mutations and gene expression, as well as blood biochemistry and drug measurements to complement precise and longitudinal clinical phenotyping. For subsets of patients this also includes gene methylation, gut microbiome and single-cell sequencing. Responsibilities in these positions are to advance our research in translational oncology from the molecular basis of disease and clinical interpretation of germline and tumour genetics to prediction of treatment outcome and toxicities, and ultimately guidance of therapy. The current recruitment will address, amongst others, the following areas: 

  • The germline-somatic continuum of childhood cancer: impact on tumorigenesis, disease prognosis and treatment outcome and toxicities
  • Clonal heterogeneity and tumour evolution
  • Clinical interpretation of actionable germline and somatic variants
  • Prioritisation of genomic variants of unknown significance
  • Functional landscape of sequence and structural variants
  • Mapping of disease oligoclonality at diagnosis and during therapy
  • Pharmacogenetic alterations, DNA repair pathways and treatment response
  • Machine learning on treatment efficacy and toxicities in groups of patients (tumour expression, tumor mutational signatures, predisposition variants, epigenetic alterations) 
Candidates will be computational biologists with strong communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with biologists and clinicians. Supervision will be available in computational biology, disease and treatment clinical aspects and clinical genetics, to facilitate candidates independently driving their research areas.

The position is based at DTU with some time spent at the childhood oncology research groups at Rigshospitalet to enhance translational research, and up to 25% at clinical and research facilities in Lund, which are the Swedish cooperative partners on the iCOPE Project.

Qualifications
Candidates should be able to exhibit the following personal and professional qualifications: 
  • Comfortable at the UNIX command-line and basic data manipulation
  • Programming in R and perl, python or similar
  • Database skills and experience with high-performance computing are an advantage
  • Experience in clinical or disease areas is an advantage, as is experience with handling and interpreting complex data
  • An active interest in solving life sciences problems, and an aptitude for biology
  • Strong written and spoken level of English
  • You enjoy teaching, and helping colleagues with your skills and knowledge
  • You enjoy working with complex topics
  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments
  • Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU
In addition, candidates will need the following qualifications:

For Postdoc positions:
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Bioinformatics or Clinical/Life Sciences. A PhD degree in Computer Science can also be considered if coupled with research experience in life sciences.

For PhD positions:
Candidates should have a master’s degree in bioinformatics, life sciences, computer science, engineering, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

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

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

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

The period of employment is 3 years, starting from 1 April 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter. 

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.   

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Ramneek Gupta, +45 2173 9942, ramg@dtu.dk or Professor Kjeld Schmiegelow +45 3545 4266, kjeld.schmiegelow@regionh.dk.  

You can read more about DTU Health Tech at 
www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english.  

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 11 March 2019 (local time).   Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • For PhD candidates: Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • For postdoctoral candidates: List of publications
PhD candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

The Department of Health Technology (DTU Health Tech) is a newly established international research department with around 400 employees as well as guests and students from both home and abroad. DTU Health Tech is an interdisciplinary department that combines the fields of computer science, physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics to allow researchers to find new ways of innovating the technologies of the future. Three academic divisions, Biopharma, Imaging & Biosensors and Digital Health & Biological Modelling, provide the department a broad and interdisciplinary focus in research, innovation and education. Our aim is to become a world-class research platform capable of fostering new technology and new solutions that can improve the quality of patient care and public health and well-being.    

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

 

 


Deadline: 11 March 2019
Unit: DTU Health Technology
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Post expires on Monday March 11th, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medical Physics

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 100% position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the project “CURIE – Cancer imaging by functional magnetic resonance for
Radiotherapy Individualization and Evaluation” funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society, where we aim to develop a novel diagnostic and therapeutic framework for non-invasive personalized cancer medicine. The position is affiliated with an expanding research group in medical imaging and radiotherapy at the Department of Physics, NTNU and in close collaboration with St. Olavs hospital. The appointment has a duration of 3 years, but with possibility for up to one-year extension with teaching.

The position is organized in the Department of Physics. Our research spans a broad spectrum of natural sciences and technology. The Department is currently expanding and has activity in astroparticle physics, solid state physics, material physics, soft and complex matter physics, biopolymer physics, medical physics, statistical physics, optics, atmospheric physics and university didactics. The Department recruits the best physics students in Norway and also offers a large number of courses in physics for other study programmes at NTNU. Research staff at the Department makes a special effort to increase the awareness and understanding of the importance and impact of physics in our society. Further information about the Department can be found at https://www.ntnu.edu/physics

Living in Trondheim:
Trondheim is situated by the Trondheim fjord in the middle of Norway. It is the third largest city in Norway but still small by European standards. It is known for having the atmosphere both of a small and a large city and is famous for its student friendly environment. In all seasons Trondheim is an ideal place for those interested in outdoor life, whether your interest is by the sea or in the fjords, in the forest or in the high mountains. Trondheim is also a nice place to raise children. So, why not grasp this opportunity to boost your personal and professional life?
 

The position reports to Associate Professor Kathrine Røe Redalen (kathrine.redalen@ntnu.no or +47 92437646).

Job description

  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work in the multidisciplinary field of medical imaging and radiotherapy of cancer, where the Fellow will join a research group working with quantitative and functional imaging (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET)), both to provide predictive/prognostic biomarkers of radiotherapy outcome to be used in personalised cancer treatment, but also to use such image information in further developments within image-guided adaptive radiotherapy.
  • The Fellow will in particular work within the expanding field of MRI in radiotherapy, with main tasks involving advanced, quantitative analysis of functional MRI in rectal cancer and head & neck cancer. In addition, competence and experience within machine learning algorithms, statistical prediction modelling and/or radiobiological modelling (of tumor control probability / normal tissue complication probability) will be positively weighted in the evaluation.
  • The Postdoctoral Fellow will become an important member in an expanding research group in the multidisciplinary field of medical imaging and radiotherapy in cancer treatment, and the candidate’s personal and communicative skills will therefore be emphasized. The workplace is at Department of Physics, NTNU, but will involve collaboration with St. Olavs Hospital as well as with established national and international partners.
  • The candidate will work in an active multidisciplinary research environment with high scientific standards. We are offering training, continuous supervision and opportunities for participation at national and international courses and congresses. Postdoctoral Fellows at our Department will also receive support for developing a personal career plan, including for instance relevant courses and training in grant writing. Fellows will also be given an opportunity to extend their employment with up to 1 year based on teaching bachelor and/or master courses at our Department.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral fellow:

The required qualifications are:

  • A university degree (Master of Science or equivalent) and PhD in physics, primarily with specialization in medical physics, radiation physics or biophysics. In addition, candidates with degrees in machine learning, bioinformatics or equivalent will be considered. Candidates expecting to complete their PhD before August 1, 2019 may also apply.
  • Excellent personal and communicative skills; the project will require ability to both work independently and to interact with other PhD candidates, students, experienced scientists, medical physicists as well as medical doctors from different specialties (e.g., oncologists, surgeons, radiologists)
  • Fluent English language, both written and spoken
  • Strong motivation, scientific creativity and enthusiasm for research, high working and implementation capacity

Personal characteristics

In addition, one or several of the following qualifications / skills are desired and will be weighted in the evaluation process:

  • Relevant clinical or research experience with MRI-based radiotherapy and/or quantitative MRI
  • Experience with translational work towards biology, oncology and radiotherapy
  • Fluent Scandinavian language (due to interaction with students and various personnel at the hospital) Strong skills in programming, medical image analysis and/or image-guided radiotherapy simulations in Matlab or similar software
  • Strong skills in machine learning algorithms / informatics / prediction modelling
  • Strong skills in radiobiological modelling (of tumor control probability / normal tissue complication probability)

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years, with a possibility for up to 1-year extension. It is expected that the Fellow can start in the position within September 2019.

General information

Working at NTNU

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

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent. NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Norway has generous rules for both maternity and paternity leave. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200.000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

The application should contain:

  • CV
  • Reference letters
  • Certificates from Master and PhD degrees
  • List of publications or other scientific work
  • Statement on research interests (maximum three pages)
  • Documentation of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) if English or a Scandinavian language is not the applicant’s mother tongue
  • If relevant, a list of projects you have supervised or been project managager for, with information on funding agency, years of duration and the funds received.
     

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 20/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 10.04.2019

Gløshaugen Høgskoleparken Foto: Erik Børseth/NTNU

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

The Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is a key player in national and international research and education programmes in natural sciences and technology. Our research focuses on global challenges in the areas of energy, climate, the environment, food, water, health and welfare. The Faculty consists of eight departments as well as the Faculty Administration.

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Deadline

10.04.2019

Post expires on Wednesday April 10th, 2019

PhD fellowship in rock physics models for improved 4D seismic interpretation – IV-97/19

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 3 years PhD Fellowship at Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP), NTNU. The work will be a part of the project: Improved prediction of stress and pore-pressure changes in the overburden for infill drilling at SINTEF’s Department of Petroleum, that is supported by the industry and the Research Council. The main objective of this project is to provide calibrated rock-mechanical and rock-physical models for overburden rocks for prediction of stress- and pore-pressure changes in the overburden of a depleting reservoir.

The position reports to Head of Department

Job description

  • The PhD project aims to study the impact of stress and strain changes in the subsurface, particularly in the overburden, on time-shifts observed in repeated (4D) seismic.
  • This work aims to quantify and demonstrate important signatures in 4D data for the quantification of altered mechanical properties of the subsurface resulting from reservoir production (depletion).
  • Part of the work is to study the impact from overburden stress paths (directional stress variations) and offsets (ray-paths) on time-shifts.
  • To achieve this goal, rock physics, geomechanics and geophysics must be successfully integrated in the study.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong relevant academic background in physics, geophysics, petroleum engineering, mechanics or related disciplines with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Experience in computer simulations of mechanics and/or wave propagation (e.g. finite difference and finite element methods) is an advantage. Depending on the background of the candidate, part of the work may be experimental involving planning, acquisition and analysis of static and dynamic data obtained from long term tests on field cores. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

Other qualifications

  • Proficiency in oral and written English is a must.

Personal characteristics

  • A high level of personal responsibility and initiative
  • Work independently as well as in team in accordance with the project objectives

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years without required duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in engineering  (https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme). 

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Rune Martin Holt, e-mail: rune.holt@ntnu.no.

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-97/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 25.03.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

We conduct teaching and research related to management of Earth’s geological resources. Norway’s rich resources of wind, water, oil, gas and minerals have been and are essential to the country’s prosperity, and will continue to be in the future. The Department plays a key role in the development of technology and the education of graduates who enable value creation based on our natural resources. The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

25.03.2019

Post expires on Monday March 25th, 2019

PhD position in Optimal Utilization of Smart Generators

About the position

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, http://www.ntnu.edu/ie  at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy  for a 100% position as a PhD candidate at the Department of Electric Power Engineering  http://www.ntnu.edu/elkraft. The described PhD position is part of the Strategic Research Area designed by NTNU for the period 2014-2023, i.e., Energy, subtopics «Energy Efficiency», «Energy Storage», «Smart Energy Systems» and «Hydropower in the 21st century».

The position reports to the Head of Department.

Job description

Future power generation technologies should be able to operate at a very high flexibility. This is needed in order to address the ever-increasing penetration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. The new challenges in the power system requires the classical power generation to be operated to deliver new services (i.e. multi-purpose machines). Future hydropower plants should operate with

  • higher flexibility, and
  • higher utilization of long-term and short-term capacities

Currently, there is one vacant position available at NTNU within the field of “smart power generation technologies”.

The successful PhD candidate will be expected to perform the following subtasks:

  • Develop a numerical multiphysics platform of a synchronous generator that are validated experimentally
  • Use the detailed analysis to identify a reduced order model to be proposed for real-time control services (a digital twin)
  • Target the optimal utilization of the machine for multiple purposes including variable speed and fixed speed operation
  • Explore opportunities in the operation of future power plants
  • Prepare papers for academic journals

The PhD student will work at the intersection between the fields of electrical machines, power electronics and power systems. The research will be oriented towards addressing the real-world challenges in the power industry.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. Applicants must hold a M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) within electrical engineering (or engineering physics) with specialization in electrical machines. Applicants with experimental experience and/or experience with finite element analysis will be preferred. Scientific publications in international journals and at conferences will give merit.
Applicants are required to submit a one-page research proposal within the described research area.

Applicants must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. If your first language is not English, the following tests can be used as documentation: TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.

(CPE). Minimum scores are:

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
  • CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

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

Personal characteristics

  • The ability to work in a team and good communication skills will be emphasized in the employment process.

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years without teaching assistance, or 4 years including 25% teaching assistance.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Electrical Power Engineering. Applicants must be qualified for admission as PhD students at NTNU. See  https://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about PhD studies at NTNU.

As a PhD candidate, you will have to successfully complete the PhD academic training programme; the training includes mandatory course work and other obligatory activities. Within the first three months of your employment, you must formally qualify for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Jonas Nøland, Jonas.k.noland@ntnu.no.

About the application:

Applications are to be submitted electronically through this page (http://www.jobbnorge.no).
 
The application should contain (all in one combined PDF file):

  • A project description (1-2 pages).
  • CV.
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.
  • Publications relevant to the research scope and any other work which the applicant wishes to be taken into account should clearly state the applicant’s contribution. A short summary should be attached outlining the applicant’s input to joint work.
  • Names and contact information of at least two references.

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Application deadline: March 21, 2019.

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Electric Power Engineering

Our department is Norway’s leading university environment in the field, and our vision is to be at the centre of the digital green shift. We have excellent collaboration with business and industry as well as other academic environments internationally. This gives us outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research with high relevance to society, while we meet industrial needs and address global challenges at the same time. The Department of Electric Power Engineering is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.Apply for this job

Deadline

21.03.2019

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Post expires on Thursday March 21st, 2019

Postdoc position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems

The Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute has openings for one postdoc position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems. The position is funded by an ERC advanced grant under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, Grant n. 740704 (PI, Prof. K. Sneppen).    

The position is open from September 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for two years, with potential for extension for 1 more year.    

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with strong theoretical background that will contribute to our interdisciplinary environment of physicists and biologist engaged in understanding life phenomena on a variety of scales.     Our local research group consist of 5 PIs with background in complex systems, working on a variety of model systems within spatio-temporal aspects of phage biology, epidemics in perspective of immune response, co-evolution, gene regulation, dynamics of epigenetics, and dynamics of formation of shapes in embryonic development. Independent ideas are highly appreciated, and it is possible to formulate alternative projects within the activities in the Center for Models of Life.    

We have local laboratory facilities for microbial or single cell experiments. Exceptional candidates can combine experiments with theoretical projects. Our theoretical models are often developed in an on going collaborations with the local stem cell center, with several groups in the biology department or with the epidemeology group at a nearby University.    

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.     Inquiries about the position can be made to Kim Sneppen, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk .    

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Physics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.   The successful candidate is expected to engage in Center activities, positively contribute to the atmosphere in our group and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate level.    

Required experiences:    
Applicants should have received a recent Ph.D. in Physics, Complex systems, Computational Biology or a related field by the start of the position.    
Good verbal and written communication skills.    
Excellent and well documented research experience, documented by scientific publications in internationally reviewed journals.    

Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.   The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.    

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates should prepare:    
Cover letter
Letters of support from previous advisers/collaborators.    

Please include  
– Curriculum vita  
– Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
– Research plan – description of current and future research plans   – Complete publication list  
– Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers    

deadline for applications is 1 May 2019, 23:59 GMT + 2.    

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.    

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.     Interviews will be held in week: 23+24    

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.    

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral Position in the Field of Safe Extensions of the Standard Model

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of safe extensions of the Standard Model at the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP³-Origins), Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, SDU, Odense. We are looking for outstanding and highly competitive candidates with a demonstrated potential to excel in research.

The prospective candidate will work in the group of Francesco Sannino that counts several PhD students, postdocs and assistant professors funded by several national and international research agencies. The candidate will also benefit from several extensive workshops, schools, our immense research network as well as an already established vigorous visitor programme covering all the aspects of the research project envisioned.

CP³-Origins is a centre of excellence established by the Danish National Research Foundation, dedicated to the understanding of the origins of bright and dark matter in the universe, as well as to the understanding of the mathematical underpinning of gauge theories of fundamental interactions. At the moment it contains eleven faculty
members and several postdocs and PhD students in the areas of particle physics phenomenology, beyond standard model physics, astroparticle physics, lattice field theory, and cosmology. CP³-Origins offers an extremely dynamical and exciting work environment. We have close collaborations with leading scientists in Europe and the US, and the centre is one of the cornerstones of our physics research programme.

The appointment will be for a term of two years, depending on the candidate’s background, at a very competitive salary and is expected to start in the fall of 2019. Application deadline: 14 March 2019.

For further information please contact Professor Francesco Sannino, sannino@cp3.sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 14 March 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Thursday March 14th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in the High Throughput Exploration of the Sequence-dependence of Protein Aggregation

The newly established research group of Prof. Alexander K. Buell (start April 2019) at DTU Bioengineering is recruiting a PhD student, to start as soon as possible. Our research group will be situated within the section of Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, where world-leading expertise in protein chemistry and structural biology is concentrated. Our laboratory performs cutting edge experimental research in the field of protein and peptide self-assembly and aggregation.

The applied methods include protein engineering as well as various spectroscopy, scattering, biosensing and microfluidics techniques and we work on a wide variety of proteins, from simple model systems to disease-related proteins.

The overall aim of our research is to achieve a profound mechanistic understanding of protein and peptide assembly into ordered (fibrillar, crystalline) and disorderd (amorphous, liquid droplet) condensed phases and of the physico-chemical factors that drive it. To achieve these goals, we also collaborate with structural, computational and medical biologists. The motivation behind our research is to enable rational control of such assembly processes in the context of human disorders, protein biotechnology as well as in the creation of novel types of functional biomaterials.

 
Research project

Despite much effort, it is still not possible to quantitatively predict the effect of changes in amino acid sequence on the kinetics and thermodynamics of the individual mechanistic steps of protein aggregation into amyloid fibrils. The aim of this project is to use a combination of high throughput experimental approaches in protein engineering, protein production and their biophysical characterisation in order to explore the sequence space of protein aggregation at a much larger scale than what has previously been possible.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The successful candidate will establish the workflow for the production and biophysical characterisation of sequence variants of amyloid fibril forming proteins at high throughput.

The candidate will also take responsibility in the maintenance of research equipment, in the supervision of Bachelor and Master thesis projects and in other teaching activities.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree in either Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biology, Biotechnology or a related field, and should ideally have carried out an experimental Master’s thesis, where he/she has gained experience with recombinant protein technology. However, excellent candidates with theoretical/computational research experience can also be considered.

The successful candidate should in addition:
  • Be interested in the quantitative study of biomolecular systems in vitro and the analysis of large data sets
  • Have an excellent academic track record and be highly motivated to work on a challenging research project
  • Feel comfortable in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment of mutual support and encouragement
Approval and Enrolment

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

 

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexander K. Buell.

 
Presently to be contacted through: alexander.buell@hhu.de
 
 

You can read more about the Department of Bioengineering at DTU at: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019 (local time)

 

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Names and contact details of 2 academic referees

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

 

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


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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoc in Biophysical Studies of Protein Aggregation and Phase Separation

The newly established research group of Prof. Alexander K. Buell (start April 2019) at DTU Bioengineering is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow, to start as soon as possible. Our research group will be situated within the section of Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, where world-leading expertise in protein chemistry and structural biology is concentrated. Our laboratory performs cutting edge experimental research in the field of protein and peptide self-assembly and aggregation. The applied methods include protein engineering as well as various spectroscopy, scattering, biosensing and microfluidics techniques and we work on a wide variety of proteins, from simple model systems to disease-related proteins. The overall aim of our research is to achieve a profound mechanistic understanding of protein and peptide assembly into ordered (fibrillar, crystalline) and disorderd (amorphous, liquid droplet) condensed phases and of the physico-chemical factors that drive it. To achieve these goals, we also collaborate with structural, computational and medical biologists. The motivation behind our research is to enable rational control of such assembly processes in the context of human disorders, protein biotechnology as well as in the creation of novel types of functional biomaterials.

 
Research project

Liquid-liquid phase separation of proteins and the formation of membrane-less organelles are increasingly recognised as important phenomena involved in the regulation of key cellular processes in space and time. The postdoctoral fellow will study these phenomena by creating non-equilibrium scenarios within microfluidic devices that mimic their biological counterparts and bridge the gap between traditional test tube experiments and experiments within living systems. In particular, an important aim will also be to establish the link between functional phase separation and deleterious aggregation of proteins.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The successful candidate will contribute to the establishment of a new line of research in the laboratory, the study of biologically relevant liquid-liquid phase separation. The tasks consist in producing and purifying several different proteins that have been found to phase separate in vitro and in vivo. The candidate will then go on to study the phase separation behaviour inside microfluidic devices, which he or she will be designing, producing and operating. Further tasks will include:

  • Assistance in and involvement with other research projects and topics in the group
  • Help with the supervision of PhD students
  • Taking responsibility for the functioning of research equipment
  • Experimental design, data analysis, writing of scientific articles and presentations at conferences

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in molecular biology, biophysics or related fields. The successful candidate should:

  • Have a documented track record in protein technology (expression and purification of recombinant proteins from different expression systems)
  • Be interested in the quantitative study of biomolecular systems in vitro
  • Be highly motivated to drive a challenging research project
  • Feel comfortable in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment of mutual support and encouragement
  • Have a strong track record in the generation, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of scientific results (as demonstrated by publications, oral presentations outreach)
  • Have experience (or the willingness to aquire it) in protein biophysics

Experience in the fabrication and operation of microfluidic devices is desirable but not a definitive requirement.

 
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
The period of employment is 2 years.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexander K. Buell.

 
Presently to be contacted through: alexander.buell@hhu.de
 
 

You can read more about the Department of Bioengineering at DTU at: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019 (24:00 local time)

 

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees

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

 

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoc in Genetic Engineering of Filamentous Fungi

Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine is a major Danish research and teaching department in the field of systems biology and is involved in a wide range of research activities within its field.

We are seeking an ambitious postdoc with a documented history of scientific excellence to be affiliated with the Eukaryotic Molecular Cell Biology. The candidate will be part of a larger project DIVERSIFY that includes River Stone, Novozymes and Novo Nordisk as industrial partners.
The position is funded by a grant from the Innovation Fund Denmark.

Responsibilities and tasks 
Fungi are of large economic importance due to their widespread application in industry and their natural capabilities as highly efficient cell factories. In particular as producers of industrial enzymes and medically relevant metabolites. Recently the genetic tools for engineering model filamentous fungi have been greatly improved and one important purpose of this project is to transfer these technologies to an array of other fungi.

The goal is to provide a simple system that allows for heterologous expression of genes in a large library of different fungal species. The candidate will be part of a larger project DIVERSIFY that also focus on yeast species. DIVERSIFY includes River Stone, Novozymes and Novo Nordisk as industrial partners.

This postdoctoral position offers the unique opportunity to work in a dedicated team of PhD students. The postdoc’s main tasks will be: 

  • Improving fungal heterologous production of enzymes and secondary metabolites.
  • Responsible for daily management of the project in collaboration with the PI.
  • Co-supervision of one or more PhD students
  • Teaching activities under the course portfolio of the Department

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

The successful candidate should have experience with several of the following:

  • Writing publications for leading journals in the field
  • Fungal molecular biology and genetic engineering based on USER cloning
  • Solid experience with genetic engineering of filamentous
  • Characterization of filamentous fungiProtein and secondary metabolite extractions
  • Enzymatic assays
  • Analysis of secondary metabolite profiles

It would furthermore be advantageous, but not essential, for the candidate to have knowledge of, or experience with the following:

  • Experience with industrial collaborations
  • Supervision of students
  • Management of multiple projects
  • Robotics for PCR, vector design, or strain construction

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.


The position will start as soon as possible and terminate 14 March 2021.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Uffe Hasbro Mortensen (um@bio.dtu.dk).

You can read more about Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine and the research groups at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk


Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 6 March 2019 (local time).


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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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

Deadline: 6 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday March 6th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Mesoscale Modeling of Future Climate Impacts on VRE Generation and Energy Systems

Decarbonization of the energy system has a major role to play in the mitigation of climate change. However, many components of the energy system, such as wind and solar generation, are weather dependent and thus expected to change themselves in response to future changes in climate. These systems are affected by long-term changes in climate, e.g. by changes in atmospheric circulation, which may affect wind and solar resources and also their variability and likelihoods of extremes events. These impacts will probably both help and hinder mitigation and adaptation efforts, so it is vital they are well understood and incorporated into models.

 

In this project, you will use a mesoscale model to create time series of power-system relevant quantities both 1) forced by reanalysis in the historical period, and 2) by climate model output for future periods forced by various representative concentration pathways. The project will investigate changes in wind and solar resources and how to optimally create time series of wind and solar-relevant parameters for use in energy system studies considering impacts of future climate, also including extreme temperature, which is important for electricity demand.

 

You will be part of a larger project, where VRE (Variable Renewable Energy) generation and demand time series simulations are used to analyze and understand atmospheric patterns that challenge power system adequacy (ensuring sufficient facilities to meet electricity demand at all times) and system balancing and affect interconnection expansion planning.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

In this PhD scholarship we are seeking a candidate with:

  • strong background in mesoscale or regional atmospheric sciences
  • good understanding of climate and atmospheric processes, especially boundary layer meteorology.
In your work, you will:
  • develop, implement and validate the coupling of CMIP5/6 model output and mesoscale models for producing time series of VRE production and other weather-dependent variables
  • understand how future changes in climate influence VRE generation and its spatial and temporal co-variability
  • work closely with other researchers in power and energy system modeling.

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

 

Preference will be given to degrees in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, applied physics, or closely related disciplines.

 

The candidate should have good foundation in programming with a focus on Python and Fortran languages.  Experience with the Weather, Research & Forecasting (WRF) model or other mesoscale models is a plus.

 

Moreover, we expect the candidate to have a strong interest in wind energy and qualitative research experience. The working language of the project is English and thus the candidate must have suitable skills in both written and spoken English. 

 
Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of applicants will be made by 1 May 2019. We expect the position to commence on 1 July 2019.

 

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

 

Your new place of employment will be along the shores of the Roskilde fjord, at the DTU Risø Campus.

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Andrea Hahmann (ahah@dtu.dk) or Matti Juhani Koivisto (mkoi@dtu.dk).

 
You can read more about “the Department” at https://www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english.
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 17 March 2019 (local time)

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

Deadline: 17 March 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 17th, 2019

Postdoc in Electrical Design and Optimization of Wind based Hybrid Power Plants

The Department of Wind Energy in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) is seeking a Postdoc in Optimization and Integration of Hybrid Power Plants for the Integration and Planning Section (INP). You will be part of a highly international team carrying out research in wind power integration and control, where the working language is English.

 

Our research is function oriented in the sense that we direct the research towards issues that are relevant for industrial development and applications, and we work in projects with system integration, control concepts for wind turbines, wind / hybrid power plants, electrical components, grid connection and large-scale wind energy power systems.

 

The candidate is expected to contribute to the development of DTU Wind Energy wind farm optimization tool called TopFarm. It will contribute with development and implementation of optimization methods for electrical infrastructure design and optimal component sizing in wind based hybrid power plants.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

Reducing the cost of energy is the main driver of development in RES technologies today. One approach is to make better use of the electrical infrastructure, either by optimizing its sizing and layout, or by combining it with other RES like solar PV and storage. The market for wind, solar and storage based utility-scale hybrid power plant is developing all over the world. The benefit of combining different energy technologies lies in optimal utilization of electrical infrastructure to increase capacity factor and minimize cost of energy. Benefit of adding storage lies in maximizing profit from energy market by optimal shifting of energy dispatch. However, challenge lies in development of optimal siting and sizing methods, and optimal electrical infrastructure design methods.

 

As a postdoc, you are expected to work with optimal design of wind based hybrid power plants

  • Optimal sizing of wind, solar and storage technology for minimizing cost and maximizing profit
  • Optimal electrical infrastructure design especially collection system design inside a large wind/hybrid power plant

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science (with knowledge in power systems / wind energy / renewable energy).

 
Further Qualifications
  • Documented in-depth knowledge about mathematical and heuristic optimization methods, with applications in electric power systems.
  • Understanding of optimization under uncertain and stochastic environment and network optimization methods will be considered as an advantage.
  • Understanding of power system.
  • Understanding of renewable energy systems especially wind power.
  • Proven programming skills in Matlab and Python.
  • Experience with optimization software like GAMS, CPLEX, AMPL etc.
 Other qualifications
  •  ability to work independently towards the research goals
  • excellent track record of papers in conferences and journals
  • ability to collaborate with other researchers
  • fluency in communicating, reading and writing English
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
Workplace and period of employment:
  • The daily workplace is DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark
  • The initial contract is for 1 year
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Jens Carsten Hansen, +45 4677 5074 or Professor Nicolaos A Cutululis, niac@dtu.dk or Postdoc Kaushik Das, kdas@dtu.dk, click apply.

 

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy on www.vindenergi.dk.

 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 15 March 2019 (local time)

 

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

 

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

 

The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as wind industry.

 

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

Deadline: 15 March 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019