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Postdoctoral research fellow LCBC

Postdoctoral research fellow LCBC

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Center for Lifespan changes in Brain and Cognition

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is available at the Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. This position will fit a highly talented candidate with interests in inflammatory effects in relation to brain health.

The research center

The goal of LCBC is to understand brain and cognitive changes and how to optimize them through the entire lifespan. LCBC is an active multi-disciplinary research center, with a staff of about 30 full time positions, including eight faculty professors/researchers, several PostDocs and PhD candidates, several programmers/engineers and full-time RAs, extensive supporting personnel and several affiliated international researchers. LCBC has excellent research infrastructure, including access to a 3T Siemens Prisma, PET and EEG, and neuropsychological and somatic test facilities. English is the language of the center.

LCBC coordinates a large H2020 EU-project and has obtained four grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Further funding comes from the Norwegian Research Council, the National Health Association, the Thon foundation and the University of Oslo. The group was in 2015 appointed status as “world leading” as one of five at the University of Oslo, with special funding. More information can be found on www.oslobrains.no

More about the position

This position will be funded by a project newly granted by the Research Council of Norway: “Exploring the Causal Effects of Immune Responses to Cognitive and Mental Health – Integrating Large-scale Genomics with Longitudinal Studies”. LCBC has collected a large amount of multimodal data on about 1200 subjects. In addition to extensive longitudinal cognitive and neuroimaging measures, this includes DNA variation, DNA methylation and blood cytokine levels. The goal of this position is to study the role of the immune response in brain changes and cognitive health across the lifespan. The candidate will combine our deeply phenotyped data with large-scale public human genetic data, such as UK Biobank, ABCD, and GWAS results, and work to advance knowledge about inflammatory pathways, including the effects of circulating cytokines on changes in brain structure and function across life. The successful applicant will join the genetic analysis group of LCBC and work on applying the state-of-the art methodologies in the field on our curated dataset of brain and neuropsychological parameters, such as sleep, memory and learning.

It is expected the candidate has extensive experience in longitudinal statistical modelling of brain and cognitive data and neuroimaging methods in general. Experience in genetic analysis, such as post-GWAS, is also desired but not essential, as training will be provided.

LCBC has a well-functioning data management infrastructure, thus the successful applicant can expect to be able to focus on the analysis and publication part of the scientific process.The successful applicant will have to document a strong background in neuroimaging and longitudinal statistical modelling, and will be assisted by a highly competent team of geneticists, engineers, statisticians, and psychologists in the center. In addition, the candidate is welcome and expected to take part in LCBC’s extensive network of international collaborations, for example via the Lifebrain consortium (https://www.lifebrain.uio.no/).

The position of postdoctoral fellow is fulltime for a period of 3 years, with 2 years funded by the Norwegian Research Council and 1 year via the Lifebrain H2020 project.

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

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD degree or similar in neuroscience, psychology, human genetics or neurology. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation prior to the closing date, and appointment is dependent on the doctoral thesis being approved
  • Extensive experience with neuroimaging analysis (e.g. FreeSurfer and FSL)
  • Strong programming skills (e.g. R, unix scripting, Matlab or Python)
  • Excellent English communication skills, orally and in writing

The following will be considered as advantages:

  • Documented skills in statistical analysis, ideally longitudinal.
  • Strong record of scientific publication

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the candidate’s academic qualifications. Interviews with selected candidates may be arranged where the applicant’s personal prerequisites and cooperative skills will be emphasized.

We offer

  • Salary grade 555 800 – 643 000  per year depending on qualifications
  • Professional development in a stimulating academic environment
  • Favorable pension and social welfare benefits in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining the motivation for applying
  • Curriculum Vitae summarizing education, positions and academic work
  • Copies of educational certificates, publications/academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. All documents should be in Scandinavian or English.

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

Contact information

Associate professor Yunpeng Wang: yunpeng.wng@psykologi.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 10 February 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Postdoc Position at BRIC

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to join the multi-disciplinary groups of bioinformatics, biology & medicine

Our research/The group

We aim to further our understanding of the genome by integrating large-scale genomic datasets. We develop computational methods to exploit multi-dimensional genomic/epigenomic/transcriptomic landscapes to understand cell-type specific or spatio-temporal gene regulation. Using computational integrative approaches, we also study transcriptional mechanisms controlling cell differentiation and cell identify. Our areas of research include studying gene regulations in adipocyte, liver, cancer cells and stem cell differentiation.

For this, we develop computational algorithms for various genome scale datasets including single cell RNAseq, Spatial transcriptomics and HiC. More information is found at http://www.med.upenn.edu/wonlab/.

Project/The research project(s)
By applying integrative approaches or developing new computational algorithms, he/she will study gene regulatory mechanisms in, but not limited to, blood cancers, adipogenesis and cell differentiation. A candidate also can join bioinformatics research in precision oncology. Projects are highly multidisciplinary and closely collaborate with Translational Hematology Programme and BRIC members at the University of Copenhagen.

Start: April 15, 2021
Duration: 2 years

Qualifications
We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:
• A PhD in Math, Computer Science, Engineering
• Strong programming skills (Python, C, etc )
• Knowledge of next generation sequencing data and/or data mining
• Excellent English skills written and spoken

For further information regarding the position, please contact Kyoung-Jae Won (kyoung.won@bric.ku.dk).

Place of employment
The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 23 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD and our own Postdoc Career Programme. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions http://eu-life.eu/

Please read more about BRIC on https://www.bric.ku.dk/The homepage of Won lab is found at http://www.med.upenn.edu/wonlab/ .

Terms of salary and employment
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,224 DKK/ca. 4,429 Euro plus pension. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated.

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

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.

Application
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on https://www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/ . The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.3. Contact information (3 persons) for letter of recommendation 4. List of publications.

Application deadline: Feb 5 2021.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

The further process
Shortlist: After expiry of the application deadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further with regard to their application unless the shortlist is revised.

Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee 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.

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

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

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.

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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: 5 February 2021
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: BRIC
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Post expires on Friday February 5th, 2021

PhD scholarship: Food, Mobility and Housing in the Sustainable Transition of Everyday Life (FoMoHo)

As part of the research project “FoMoHo”, a PhD scholarship is available within the phd program “Sociology” at Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen. The scholarship will be associated with the research group “Culture and Civil Society” at the department.The scholarship is open for appointment from 1st of April 2020.

Job description
In Denmark, as in the rest of the Global North, CO2 emissions to a large extent relates to consumer activities of respectively mobility, food and housing, which at the same time constitute some of the most fundamental pillars of human life. Consumers cannot be left alone with the responsibility to change consumption. It is necessary to make adequate sustainable alternatives available and accessible. Therefore, a strategy for green transition needs to be two folded: planning and policies must create alternatives that can support consumers in changing everyday practices. A successful reduction in CO2 emissions requires a simultaneous transition within mobility, food and housing, in respectively the supply sector and the everyday consumer activities. This means changes in everyday practice but transitions within infrastructures, urban layout, supply systems, housing policy etc. are simultaneously necessary, because they are conditions for changing consumption. Understanding how consumption patterns interlink in the everyday life, and are formed by different institutional material arrangements is the foundation for making policy recommendations which are imperative for a green transition of society.

The PhD scholarship will be an integrated part of the FoMoHo project and empirically investigate young adults with focus on their food, mobility and housing practices in everyday life. In particular, the scholarship will look at different aspects of respectively how everyday practices interlink with each other and how institutional material arrangements interact with these everyday practices. The PhD student will work closely together on the empirical data production with the other PhD student in the project, placed at Department of Planning, at Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus as well as the remaining research project group. The empirical approach of the PhD is based on qualitative methods and the theoretical approach is anchored within practice theory studies.

Candidates for the PhD scholarship are expected to have a relevant social science education, e.g. within sociology, anthropology, cultural geography or political science. Competences in the performance of qualitative interviews  are required as well as documented skills in written and spoken Danish at a proficient level. Knowledge on food, mobility or energy, or theories of practices is not a requirement, but candidates should have an interest in requiring competences within these fields during the PhD study. The project description should be maximum 5 pages and consist of research question, theoretical approach, empirical and methodological approach as well as a timeplan. The FoMoHo project is financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) and involves cooperation between University of Copenhagen and Aalborg University. Find more information at the website https://dff.dk/cases/bilen-boffen-og-boligen-hvad-styrer-dine-201dgronne-valg-i-hverdagen

Duties and Responsibilities
Further information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences: 

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/ 

Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD programme at the Universities. 

You may obtain further information from Professor Bente Halkier, Department of Sociology, phone: +45 21629694, email: beh@soc.ku.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the PhD scholarship.

Application
The application must consist of the following documents:

  • Abstract (part of the standard application form) (Please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters.)
  • Cover Letter (max 2 pages) detailing the applicant’s motivation and background for applying
  • Project proposal (max 5 pages)
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

PhD scholarships are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD scholarships are for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the scholarship that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Science, University of Copenhagen, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

To be eligible for the 5+3 PhD scholarship, applicants must have completed a two-year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level. The position includes a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3-year period. This will, typically, include teaching or supervision.The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Science, University of Copenhagen, will make a decision for allocating the scholarship.For further information about scholarship and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure, please contact Pernille Lykke Paulsen (HR), e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dkFor more information about the PhD program in “Sociology”, please see https://www.sociology.ku.dk/phd-studies/

Application process
On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process, and enclosures to include with your electronic application: 

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:  

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal. 

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.  

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant disciplines. 

4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies. 

Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

 An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/

The closing date for applications is 10 February 2021, 23:59 CET

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.Applications or supplementary material received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

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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: 10 February 2021
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Sociologisk Institut
Phone:
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Psychology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology,

Section for Clinical Psychology

Job description

A 3-4 year position as  a postdoctoral Researcher is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The candidate will be affiliated with the research group “Outcome and mechanisms of change in psychotherapy and mental health”.

The fellowship is for a period of 3 years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25% teaching and/or administrative duties depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the Department.

The research group conducts its work primarily in the following three areas:

1) Evaluating the efficacy of different psychological treatments, 2) Evaluating mechanisms of change in psychological treatments using a complex systems approach and 3) Evaluating mental health in the general population.

The post doc main work will be related to the second research area, namely evaluating mechanisms of change in psychological treatments using a complex system approach. The data is part of a larger project hosted at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center, where network analytic methods are used to analyze data from approximately 6000 patients. A Ph.D candidate is already working on the project. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to contribute to the planning of new studies, using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) both in psychotherapy studies and in the general population. We seek a candidate which has experience with or interest in dynamical complex system and experience with EMA and an enthusiasm for building a research group,

More about the position

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

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

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

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD degree or similar in relevant field such as psychology or medicine
  • Strong skills in quantitative data analysis and R (or Python)
  • Prior research on psychopathology, network analysis, EMA or mechanisms of change
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English​.
  • Personal suitability. Skills in cooperation and a clear motivation
  • Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing data of the position. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved

We offer

How to apply

  • Letter of application, max 3 pages, explaining motivation for applying and suitability for the position.
  • CV summarizing education, employment, and academic work
  • Up to three articles that the candidate finds relevant to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact info of at least two references.

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

In assessing the applications special emphasis will be placed on academic qualifications, the candidate’s motivation, and personal suitability. The assessment of the applicants will be performed according to the DORA initiative, emphasizing quality and content rather than quantity, and considering a range of scientific outputs beyond traditional journal publications (e.g. open access sharing of data and code, dissemination etc.). Academic achievements will be assessed in relation to experience, seniority, and career breaks (e.g. parental leave).

Interviews will be performed as part of the selection process.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

Contact information

Project manager: Sverre Urnes Johnson: s.u.johnson@psykologi.uio.no

Head of section: Professor Ole André Solbakken: o.a.solbakken@psykologi.uio.no

About the University of Oslo

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

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 9 February 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 9th, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational and Applied Geophysics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational and Applied Geophysics

About the position

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at CEED, the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo

Starting date as soon as possible.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is for a period of two years.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo.

Job description

The successful candidate will join a team of geophysicists and a new project exploring the geothermal potential of Baia Mare region situated in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains, Romania. The project will use new and existent geophysical, geochemical and hydrogeological data for imaging and modelling in detail the geological structure and for assessing its geothermal potential. This is a collaboration with University of Bucharest (Romania), and the project is funded by the EEA grants scheme.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to work with the new magnetotelluric data (MT) and seismic data planned to be collected in summer/autumn 2021. In addition, she/he will be part of a team that will built a regional 3D lithospheric model using various geoscientific data.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in the fields of geophysics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defense are eligible for appointment.
  • Programming experience and experience working with geophysical data are requirements for this position. Documented research experience with processing and modelling MT data is highly desirable. Excellent knowledge of mathematics, physics and computing are necessary.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 526 000 – 608 200  per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Postdoctoral development programs
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability.

Digital interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

Contact information

For further information please contact:

Carmen Gaina (carmen.gaina@geo.uio.no) or Alexander Minakov (alexander.minakov@geo.uio.no)

For questions regarding the electronic recruitment system, please contact HR adviser Torunn S. Guttormsen: t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

Centre for the Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence that provides a stimulating and well-funded research environment. The main goal of the centre is to develop a model that explains how mantle processes drive plate tectonics and trigger massive
volcanism and associated environmental and climate changes throughout Earth’s history.

The centre explores the distribution and history of tectonic plates in time and space, and examines the driving mechanisms that steer all stages of the ‘Wilson Cycle’, and aims to establish the links between Earth’s interior, crust and oceans, atmosphere and biosphere. CEED endeavors to also unravel similarities and differences of our planet with earth-like planetary bodies.
The centre was established in 2013 and consists of ca. 70 full time and part time professors and researchers, PhD Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Fellows.

Deadline: 9 February 2021
Unit: Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)
Campus:
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PhD Fellowship in Condensed Matter Theory

Niels Bohr Institute and at the Nano-Science Center, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Condensed Matter Theory commencing 01.03.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
We study quantum behavior of nanostructures and their applications in quantum transport devices, quantum information systems, as well as fundamental questions related to the properties of materials, such as exotic superconductors.

Our theoretical work is most often times driven by experimental findings and by attempts to predict new interesting phenomena. In particular, many of the group activities are done as part of the Center for Quantum Devices and in collaboration with other members of the Nano-ScienceCenter.

More about Condensed Matter Theory: https://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/research/condensed-matter-physics/condensed-matter-theory/

Project description
Controlling electron transport through single molecules is much improved in the last two decades. Further, a study of the coupling between the electron current and the motion of the atoms of the molecule, is important and promising. E.g. the coupling to molecular vibrations has received a lot of attention. The present project focus in coupling between current and molecular rotations. In the macroscopic world a windmill or a water mill are examples of system which rotates due to the presence of either air or water currents. Experimentally, we have engaged with Oren Tal from Israel and Michael Pittelkow from Copenhagen. Pittelkow has synthesized chiral molecules, Helicenes, which are ideally suited for this project, and Oren Tal from Israel are conducting the actual experiments, where a Helicene molecule is hooked up to an external electrical circuit. The hope is that the electrical current will generate a torque on the molecule and ultimately have the molecule rotate. Preliminary results suggest that the hope is in fact realistic. The situation calls for a proper theoretical understanding of the phenomena, and this is precisely the subject of this PhD project. Together with among others Jingtao Lu from Wuhan, Per Hedegård has previously developed theory and discovered new forces, emerging from the out of equilibrium situation with an electrical current. Jingtao Lü and Xiaohui Qui (expert on molecular electronics in the Nanocenter in Beijing) have agreed to act as Chinese supervisors on the project.

The project fits very well in the subtheme “Nanoelectronics and –photonics”.Part of the project will be carried out in China, the project is part of the Sino-Danish Center Collaboration.

Principal supervisor is Professor, Per Hedegård, Niels Bohr Institute, hedegard@nbi.ku.dk Direct Phone: 28750435.

Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution (in China) for 9 months.
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in physics or nanoscience with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

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 at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.

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

The deadline for applications is 3 February 2021 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor, Per Hedegård, Niels Bohr Institute, hedegard@nbi.ku.dk  Direct Phone: 28750435.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

Deadline: 3 February 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Post expires on Wednesday February 3rd, 2021

PhD scholarship in Diffraction-Based Energy-Resolved Neutron Imaging of Li-Ion Batteries under Operation

Join our team to develop new advanced diffraction-based energy-resolved neutron imaging methods to visualize the microstructure evolution and transport of Li in rechargeable Li-ion batteries in order to understand the relationship between microstructure, performance and lifetime of the cell. You will be involved in high profile research at the forefront of materials science in collaboration with international large scale research facilities.

We have an available PhD position in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy), Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The PhD project will be conducted as a collaboration between the Section for Imaging and Structural Analysis, European Spallation Source (ESS Data Management & Software Center) and the Danish Technological Institute.

The PhD position is part of a new Center of Excellence within hard materials in 3D (ESS Lighthouse SOLID) with the vision to visualize the internal structure of materials, their creation and change during use – in 3D and on all the relevant length and time scales. Hard materials are essential ingredients in the solution for many of society’s most outstanding issues within e.g. energy, production and CO2 storage. They are ubiquitous in nature in the form of e.g. bones, wood, soil and rocks. SOLID is a cross-disciplinary center that seeks to exploit the strong synergy in methods and science across materials science, geoscience, bone research, forensics and archeology. To enable the 3D visualization SOLID is engaged in building instruments at the World’s most powerful neutron and X-ray sources, ESS in Lund and ESRF in Grenoble, and is in charge of two national X-ray infrastructures, DanMAX at MAX IV and DANFIX at DTU. SOLID also serves a Danish competence center for neutron and X-ray imaging in general, with extensive collaboration with industry.

Responsibilities
You will work with the research project together with an international project team. Based on state-of-the-art designs of rechargeable Li-ion batteries, you will be responsible for constructing an updated model system to be used for the diffraction-based energy-resolved neutron imaging. You will be characterizing the structural and electrochemical properties of the battery cell. You will be testing the lifetime and performance under operating conditions. You will apply and help improve the advanced technique of diffraction based energy-resolved neutron imaging at a large-scale international research facility, and in this way be able to analyze the microstructure evolution and link this with the Li-ion transport in order to understand the relationship between microstructure, performance and lifetime of the cell under the charging-discharging cycles. You will collaborate closely with other PhD students working on high-contrast neutron imaging and spin-phase neutron imaging for the visualization of flows and current distributions. In addition, you will be collaborating with researchers at large-scale neutron facilities, primarily Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland) and J-PARC (Japan). A total of 6 months external stay at international research facilities is included in the project.

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

The following qualifications are required:

    Strong competences within solid state physics or solid state chemistry.Experience with programming and data analysis by Matlab, python or similar.Experience with experimental setups and lab-work.Preferably experience with diffraction and/or imaging with neutrons and/or X-rays and/or electrons.Personal drive and being self-motivated.Good communication skills in English.Being able to work independently and in a team.

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 the applicants will be made by Head of Section Luise Theil Kuhn (luku@dtu.dk), and Senior Scientist Søren Schmidt (Soren.Schmidt@ess.eu), and Director Nikolaj Zangenberg (nzg@teknologisk.dk).

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
For further information, please contact Head of Section Luise Theil Kuhn (luku@dtu.dk).

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

You can read more about DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk and the Section for Imaging and Structural Analysis at https://www.isa.energy.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 28 February 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity and thermoelectrics. Additional information about the department can be found on http://www.energy.dtu.dk/

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 28 February 2021
Unit: DTU Energy
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Post expires on Sunday February 28th, 2021

Postdoc in Membrane Filtration for Biorefinery Processes (2021-224-03319)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a position as Postdoc in biorefinery processes and membrane filtration is available at Center for Membrane Technology and Section of Sustainable Biotechnology. The position is available from 15.04.2021 or soon thereafter.The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the section of Chemistry with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The position is a part of two research projects. The first project is the Grass4Food project, with the overall goal to develop methods to purify proteins and other valuable compounds from grass juice with high yield.

Grass and other plants contain large amounts of proteins and other valuable ingredients that potentially can be used for human consumption. Proteins from grass can thereby substitute animal-based proteins, e.g., from milk or meat. Other molecules can be used as ingredients in human food products and there are large amounts of nutrients in the grass juice. Currently, the yield of proteins is low due to degradation during the purification process and insufficient extraction from the leaves.

The Postdoc should work with different separation technologies such as coagulation, filtration, microfiltration, ultrafiltration and other membrane separation methods. Analytical techniques will be used to monitor the concentration and quality of the proteins and other selected molecules during the different steps of the purification process. Novel methods have to be developed to ensure a high yield of proteins and ingredients.

The second project is the EcoPool project, where the aim is to develop new technologies for treatment of swimming pool water. The Postdoc should investigate flocculation and filtration methods to remove colloidal particles from swimming pool water.

The successful applicant must hold a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology or equivalent educations. The candidate should document solid practical experience with set-up and operation of membrane filtration in lab and in pilot scale. Further, an ideal candidate has insight into colloical chemistry, protein chemistry and relevant analysis techniques. It will be an advantage if the candidate has experience with supervision and teaching. As the position is part of a research project with different industrial partners, the partner should also show good interpersonal and communication skills and team spirit to solve the problems in together with the different stakeholders.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Mads Koustrup Jørgensen, phone: +45 9940 7249 or e-mail:, mkj@bio.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lone  Lund by mail est-hr-ef@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3494. .

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 16 February 2021
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Tuesday February 16th, 2021

Researcher in Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Researcher in Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Job description

A position as Researcher in inorganic materials chemistry is available at the Center for Materials science and Nanotechnology (SMN).

Starting date should be no later than 01.05.2021.

The researcher position, funded by the Research Council of Norway, is limited to two years and is devoted solely to research within the project described below.

More about the position

The Researcher position is attached to a broad project with focus on chemistry, structure and properties of compounds containing two different monoatomic anions, e.g. sulfide-oxides, hydride-oxides, and oxide-fluorides. The researcher will work in a team of 1-2 PhD students who have their focus on synthesis and characterization of such compounds, inter alia by developing routes within solid-state reactions, fluxes, topotactic ion-exchange and more.

A main task for the Researcher is to investigate new compounds obtained from the described synthesis efforts, by means of experiments at large scale research facilities, using neutrons and synchrotron X-rays, in combination with electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), physical and thermodynamic investigations.

The Researcher is expected to write proposals and head our local teams during beam time missions at international facilities. In particular, we expect the successful candidate to document experience from and interest into neutron based investigations. A goal for the project, including for the temporary staff of PhDs and the Researcher, is to build competence and capacity in the area of neutron based characterization methods.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Applicants for this research position will be selected in accordance with this, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Chemistry or Physics. If the candidate does not have a PhD degree at the time of submitting his/her application, the applicant has until 1st March 2021 to defend the PhD thesis.

The candidate must document expertise within neutron and synchrotron based investigations of inorganic materials, at best with a variety of methods. In addition, we expect a solid background in crystallography, experience in materials synthesis and insight to physical characterization techniques and properties like magnetism and optics.

Good cooperation skills and good ability to work as a team member will be given weight in the selection process and during interview. The successful candidate should be willing and able to take on certain responsibilities with respect instrument operation and maintenance.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 526 000 – 608 200 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation, summarizing of scientific work and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • A complete list of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

Contact information

For further information about the research task, please contact:

Björn Martin Valldor, phone: +47 228 55676, e-mail: b.m.valldor@kjemi.uio.no

or Anja Olafsen Sjåstad, phone: +47 22855848, e-mail: a.o.sjastad@kjemi.uio.no or

Helmer Fjellvåg, phone: +47 22855564, e-mail: helmer.fjellvag@kjemi.uio.no

For question regarding our recriutment system, please contact HR Adviser Ørjan Pretorius, orjan.pretorius@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources. The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.

Deadline: 9 February 2021
Unit: Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 9th, 2021

PhD scholarship in High-Contrast Neutron Imaging for Visualising Flows in Porous Materials

Join our team to develop new advanced high-contrast neutron imaging methods to visualize flows of liquids and gasses in porous structures for applications in sustainable energy technologies. You will be involved in high profile research at the forefront of materials science in collaboration with international large scale research facilities.

We have an available PhD position in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy), Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The PhD project will be conducted as a collaboration between the Section for Imaging and Structural Analysis, Biological and Bioinspired Materials Group, iNano (Aarhus University), and European Spallation Source (ESS Data Management & Software Center).

The PhD position is part of a new Center of Excellence within hard materials in 3D (ESS Lighthouse SOLID) with the vision to visualize the internal structure of materials, their creation and change in use – in 3D and on all the relevant length and time scales. Hard materials are essential ingredients in the solution for many of society’s most outstanding issues within e.g. energy, production and CO2 storage. They are ubiquitous in nature in the form of e.g. bones, wood, soil and rocks. SOLID is a cross-disciplinary center that seeks to exploit the strong synergy in methods and science across materials science, geoscience, bone research, forensics and archeology. To enable the 3D visualization SOLID is engaged in building instruments at the World’s most powerful neutron and X-ray sources, ESS in Lund and ESRF in Grenoble, and is in charge of two national X-ray infrastructures, DanMAX at MAX IV and DANFIX at DTU. SOLID also serves a Danish competence center for neutron and X-ray imaging in general, with extensive collaboration with industry.

Responsibilities
You will work with the research project together with an international project team. You will be responsible for designing a suitable system for applying the high-contrast (phase contrast) neutron imaging for visualizing flows in porous materials with application in sustainable energy technologies. This can be the porous structure of the electrodes in a rechargeable battery or a fuel/electrolyzer cell for efficient energy storage and conversion. You will be characterizing the structural properties and their relation to the functional properties of the energy device. You will be testing the lifetime and performance under operating conditions. You will apply and help improve the advanced technique of neutron phase contrast at a large-scale international research facility and in this way be able to analyze the micro porous structure and the flow of electrolyte or gas. You will explore the advantages of combining phase-contrast with so-called energy resolved (or time-of-flight) neutron imaging in order to push the resolution limit of what is today possible to visualize with this technique. You will compare your experimental findings with computational models from colleagues in SOLID. The flow of electrolytes in these materials has direct analogues in biological materials such as bone and these analogies will be explored in the project. In addition, you will be collaborating with researchers at large-scale facilities. A total of 6 months external stay at international research facilities is included in the project.

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

The following qualifications are required:

    Strong competences within solid state physics or solid state chemistry.Experience with programming and data analysis by Matlab, python or similar.Experience with experimental setups and lab-work.Preferably experience with diffraction and/or imaging with neutrons and/or X-rays and/or electrons.Personal drive and being self-motivated.Good communication skills in English.Being able to work independently and in a team.

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 the applicants will be made by Head of Section Luise Theil Kuhn (luku@dtu.dk), Professor Henrik Birkedal (hbirkedal@chem.au.dk), and Senior Scientist Søren Schmidt (Soren.Schmidt@ess.eu).

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
For further information, please contact Head of Section Luise Theil Kuhn (luku@dtu.dk).

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

You can read more about DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk and the Section for Imaging and Structural Analysis at https://www.isa.energy.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 28 February 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity and thermoelectrics. Additional information about the department can be found on http://www.energy.dtu.dk/

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 28 February 2021
Unit: DTU Energy
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Post expires on Sunday February 28th, 2021

PhD position in UV-C treatment of milk and food safety

The National Food Institute (DTU Food, www.food.dtu.dk) invites applications for a PhD position in the field of food safety and hygiene with focus on examining the application of UV-C to inactivate microorganisms in milk. The incumbent candidate will be working collaboratively with prominent researchers from the research groups Food Microbiology and Hygiene, and Bioactives – Analysis and Applications using a wide specter of experimental approaches and techniques in our state-of-the art laboratories.

Background
This PhD project is an integral part of an externally funded and industry-led project, which aims to demonstrate the applicability of an innovative UV-C treatment technology as a climate-friendly and energy saving alternative to traditional heat pasteurization of milk. While the technology has been approved as being safe for treatment of milk by the European Food Safety Authority, research is needed to provide the documentation that is currently lacking in regards to its utility as a pasteurization alternative. The team at DTU Food will be working closely together with the industrial partner and a partnering dairy to fill the scientific knowledge gaps to facilitate the use and regulatory approval of the UV-C treatment technology.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The PhD student will be working on several research objectives, which aim to (1) elucidate the relationship between UV-C dose and inactivation of relevant spoilage and pathogenic microbes in raw milk, (2) identify a biochemical indicator of satisfactory UV-C pasteurization treatment, and (3) study the effects of UV-C processing on different dairy products. The PhD student will be employing a range of traditional and molecular microbiological techniques, predictive mathematical models, analytical food chemistry including LC-MS, sensory analysis and use of bench-, pilot- and full-scale UV-C treatment systems.

The ideal candidate has 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 Dairy Science and Technology, Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or related disciplines, with a strong background in microbiology, and analytical chemistry. Experience with microbial culture techniques, handling of class 2 pathogens, analytical chemistry, quantitative data analyses, protocol trouble-shooting, sensory analyses and basic bioinformatics will be valuable assets. The candidate should have demonstrated evidence of self-driven and independent research productivity, excellent collaboration and communication skills, and a strong motivation to succeed within a competitive research field.

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
All applications will be reviewed by an assessment committee chaired by Professor Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

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.

Expected start date of April 15th, 2021 or soon thereafter. The position will be based at the main DTU campus in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen (+45) 3588 6278, litr@food.dtu.dk, or Tina Beck Hansen (+45) 3588 7556, tibha@food.dtu.dk

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 February 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter) – stating your specific interest in the project, motivation for doing a PhD and qualifications making you suitable for the project
  • Curriculum vitae – including relevant information about previous employment, research training, professional experience and competencies, and a list of personal references.
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma – (if not in English, then please include an official translation into English).
  • 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 completed the degree.

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 20 February 2021
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Saturday February 20th, 2021

Postdoc in Computer Vision

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology a position as Postdoc in Computer Vision is open for appointment from May 1st, 2021 or soon hereafter and for a period of two years.The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology’s goal is the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

The position is associated to the Visual Analysis and Perception Lab (http://www.vap.aau.dk/) that focuses on all aspects of image analysis, computer vision and AI methods. The position is linked to a research project on computer vision for an autonomous robotic platform.

You should have a PhD degree within computer vision or similar. Preferably, you already have been involved in computer vision research for robotics and have experience with Deep learning and 3D data.

Limited teaching within the area can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University. 

For more information, please contact Professor Thomas B. Moeslund, e-mail: tbm@create.aau.dk or tel. +45 9940 8787

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Sanne V. Hejlesen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 99403972.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 19 February 2021
Unit: Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
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Post expires on Friday February 19th, 2021

PhD Research Fellowship in Formal Analysis of User Journeys, Towards Successful Digitalisation of Services

PhD Research Fellowship in Formal Analysis of User Journeys, Towards Successful Digitalisation of Services

Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow in formal methods for user journeys is available at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.

Starting date preferably by end of May 2021.

Depending on the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, the fellowship periods will be for either 3 years (fully devoted to research and research training) or 4 years (with a compulsory workload of 25% consisting of e.g., teaching and supervision duties and research assistance).

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

Job Description

The position is funded by the Smart Journey Mining (SJM) project, a project funded by the Research Council of Norway, which aims to support successful digitalization of service-oriented processes by combining research in process mining and service science with formal modelling and analysis. The overall goal of the project is to develop a theoretical foundation and a process analysis framework based on formalized user journeys. The PhD position will be part of the research community in formal methods at the Department of Informatics (IFI), and in collaboration with SINTEF Digital in Norway and the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

The research group at IFI develops and applies techniques for formal modelling and analysis in a range of problem domains. The planned PhD research will explore logic-based techniques to expose deviations and predict possible behaviours in formal models, driven by data collected using process mining techniques. The accumulation of user journeys will also enable the identification of patterns that can be used to optimize the user experience and service quality by means of executable modelling languages and associated analysis tools to describe, predict, and prescribe user journeys as concurrent processes. This is an exciting position for candidates interested in topics in executable models, formal methods and concurrency theory.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of computer science or informatics for this position, such as model-based analysis, formal methods, concurrency theory, process mining or customer journeys.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system.
  • A solid background in theoretical computer science is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge in software development, algorithms and distributed systems, and experience with language-based techniques to model processes, formal methods techniques and concurrency theory will be considered an advantage, when candidates are ranked.
  • Applicants must be fluent in oral and written communication in English.

Applicants should submit a statement about their research interests indicating why this PhD topic fits their interest and background. This statement of research interest should not exceed one page.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

We offer

  • Salary NOK 482 200 – 526 000 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter, including statement of research interests indicating why this PhD topic fits their interest and background.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

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

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

Contact information

For further information please contact:
Einar Broch Johnsen, phone +47 22852509, email: einarj@ifi.uio.no or
Silvia Lizeth Tapia Tarifa, phone: +47 228 40852, e-mail: sltarifa@ifi.uio.no.

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, phone:+47 22854272,
e-mail:t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors..

Deadline: 28 February 2021
Unit: Department of Informatics
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellowship in Polymer materials for CO2 transport applications

PhD Research Fellowship in Polymer materials for CO2 transport applications

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellowship in Polymer Science and Physical Chemistry available at Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date as soon as possible

The PhD-fellowship period is 3 years and devoted to carrying out a project entitled Characterization and prediction of the CO2 effect on polymeric materials within the CO2 transport chain (CO2 EPOC)

More about the position

In this PhD fellowship, the candidate will perform cutting edge research and contribute to the management of greenhouse gas emissions, specifically by focussing on the efficient transport of carbon dioxide between the carbon capture facilities and carbon storage sites. The use of polymer materials is a small but critical part of the CO2 transport chain (for example as elastomeric seals, gaskets, pipe liners etc as leakage seals and protective barriers), which are necessary to prevent leakage of the captured CO2 during transport. 

Sustainable and efficient deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) requires reliable solutions at all levels of the value chain. Demonstrations of capture and storage technologies developed in the last decades have already realised technology readiness levels (TRL) able to support a quick CCS deployment, but knowledge gaps still exist regarding which polymer materials may be safely and effectively used in the CO2 transport infrastructure. Transport of supercritical CO2 by pipeline or transport of cryo-compressed CO2 by ship create very different, but both highly demanding environments. These environments have different effects on polymeric materials and can lead to transient and permanent changes in the materials (such as stiffening, cracking, seal leakage and premature part failure), resulting in re-emission of the CO2 during transport.

The PhD fellowship is part of a 5 year project jointly funded by the Research Council of Norway and 4 industrial project partners.  The project is led by the research institute SINTEF in a consortium comprising University of Oslo, University of Bologna (Italy) and 4 industrial partners.  The PhD candidate at the University of Oslo will be involved in designing and executing advanced experiments to determine the effect of CO2 on the polymer microstructure, investigate CO2 transport within polymeric materials, while acquiring skills on thermodynamic and scattering model development.  Work will also be performed in collaboration with a second PhD candidate at the University of Bologna, with the aim of predicting the polymer performance under these realistic conditions. It is imperative that the PhD candidate is highly self-driven and able to take responsibility for his/her own work, including troubleshooting and acquiring additional skills required to reach the project goals.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Physical Chemistry or similar fields. A Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or an equivalent qualification with minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
  • The ability to work independently and in a cross-disciplinary team is required.
  • A strong background within topics related to, material science, polymer physics and thermodynamics and other related topics in physical chemistry is required.
  • Demonstrated experimental skills and an interest in theory (mainly polymer thermodynamics) is required.
  • Previous experience in polymer testing, thermodynamic modelling and/or high pressure gas experimentation is desired.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English evt. and a Scandinavian language.

English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements: http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

We offer

  • Salary NOK 482 200 – 526 000 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter. Statement of motivation and research interests.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

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

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Ben Alcock, SINTEF, e-mail: ben.alcock@sintef.no or Reidar Lund, University of Oslo, e-mail: reidar.lund@kjemi.uio.no

For question regarding our recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Ørjan Pretorius, e-mail: orjan.pretorius@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Department of Chemistry is Norway’s largest institution within research and education in chemistry. Our research excels internationally and we educate students to a wide variety of jobs in industry, academia, research institutions, schools and public administration. Our research ranges from the core topics of chemistry to applied science within in environmental, health, energy and materials. The Department has extensive contacts with industry, research and educational institutions at home and abroad. As partner in the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology our researchers contributes to a significant interdisciplinary efforts in cooperation with the Department of Physics. The Department of Chemistry has its own school laboratory as a great resource for teachers, public outreach and the didactics of chemistry.

Deadline: 9 February 2021
Unit: Department of Chemistry
Campus:
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PhD Fellowship in European Language and Literature as part of the research project: ‘Where Love Happens: Topographies of Emotions in European Literature and Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century’, funded by the Velux Foundation

The Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies at the University of Copenhagen is offering a fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarship commencing 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work on a PhD project provisionally entitled ‘Languages of Love’ as part of our four-year collective project funded by the Danish Velux Foundation: https://veluxfoundations.dk/en/content/love-and-anger

The Reasearch Project – a brief presentation:Romantic love is usually thought of as immaterial, personal, intimate. Our project questions this by examining the materialities of love in Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. We wish to demonstrate that romantic love also emerges materially, once print culture makes spaces where it can flourish.  How does reading about love affect us, both emotionally and physically? Where do we seek those love stories, where do they take us? How does the idea of romantic love traverse the 19th and 20th centuries? How can the language of love be both universal and profoundly personal at the same time? What role does the philosophy and literature of romantic love play in the ways in which we express love in real life?  With studies of literary tourism, of topoi in British print culture, of private codes in love letters, and the case study of a 20th-century treatise of love, we will provide elements for such a material history of love, hoping to demonstrate the close link between material places of love and the immateriality of emotion.

Job description:

The PhD candidate will be asked to analyse ‘the languages of love’ in the literatures of at least two major European languages (out of the language areas embedded in the department, namely English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese). We envision the project as rooted in the long nineteenth century (ca. 1780-1920). 

The PhD candidate will work on a project which will be partly linguistic, partly sociological, and partly literary, with ‘language’ defined in the broadest possible terms, encompassing everything from the language of flowers, postcards, coded language in subcultures, sign language, clichés, to manuals on wooing and courtship, and love letters and scenes in literature. He/She will analyse private codes of love for their linguistic strategies, showing how language can be used to make space for feelings.

Since one of the culminating points of the project is a collaborative exhibition at the Goethe Haus in Frankfurt, an interest in the materiality of print and material objects is a requirement. One focus for the exhibition could be love letters. The project as a whole is interested in the places (both printed and physical) where love can be described, indulged, or experienced.

We encourage independent and original projects, and interdisciplinarity, intermediality, and abilities to work competently across languages will be rated highly in our selection of the candidate.

For further information about the position and its content, please contact Principal Investigator Professor Lene Østermark-Johansen (oesterm@hum.ku.dk), who will be supervising the project together with a colleague from the department.

 Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree in one of the language areas, or in literary studies. The successful applicant will have advanced analytical skills and be a strong communicator in English. We expect the PhD thesis to be written in English. Further, it is essential that candidates are team-players with good collaborative skills and have a curious mind-set with a strong interest to participate in an international and interdisciplinary research team.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish that their Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en

Other criteria of relevance:

  • Exam results
  • The time taken to complete previous degrees
  • Intellectual originality and interdisciplinarity
  • Ability to form an active and contributing member of the existing research group
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience.

Place of employmentThe place of employment is at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. 

Terms of employmentThe employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.

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

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

Questions

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

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Humanities is available at the PhD Studies’ website: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Application procedureYour application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents: 

1.   Project abstract (max. 1,200 characters)

2.   Motivated letter of application (max. one page) A detailed project description 

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

4.   Diploma and transcript of records  

Applicants must upload the following documentation:

  • A copy of master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted) 
  • A copy of master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)  
  • A copy of bachelor’s degree diploma  
  • A copy of bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • Publication list (if any) 

If the master diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

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. 

Project descriptionProject descriptions should outline the overall objectives, as well as design and timeline of the project and include

·      presentation of state of art

·      presentation and motivation of the theoretical framework and choices of methods 

·      a description of the project itself and how you see it fitting in with the larger research     project and contributing substantially to it

The project proposal must not exceed 6 standard pages, corresponding to approx. 12,000 characters (including curriculum, title, punctuation, figures, footnotes and references, but excluding bibliography / bibliography). A substantial breach of this will result in the application being excluded from consideration. 

Please adhere to the guidelines at this page: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

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

The recruitment process
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. An Assessment Committee are appointed and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application. The assessments are expected to be complete before end of May. 

Afterwards, a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview. 

For further information on the recruitment process, please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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

As an equal opportunity employer the university invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

Enrolment
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD programme, you must submit a PhD thesis.  

Read more about the structure of the PhD programme and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School read more at this page: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. 

According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.

Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, not be considered for the application process.   

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 27,593.77 DKK /approx. 3,910 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension.

Contact information
For any further questions regarding the recruitment process please contact HR employee Mette Christensen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0635/20-2I.

Application deadline: 25 February 2021, 23:59 (CET)

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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: 25 February 2021
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Institut for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk
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Postdoctoral opportunity at the intersection of yeast synthetic biology, neuroethology and insect behaviour

Postdoc fellowship in a collaborative research project between the Center for Biosustainability (CfB), Technical University of Denmark (DEN), the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (GER), and the Research Center on Animal Cognition (FRA). In this interdisciplinary research project, we aim to combine interdisciplinary excellence with yeast synthetic biology, neuroethology, and collective animal intelligence to develop predictive models for simulating insect behaviour and learning in diverse environments. If you care about biological diversity and sustainable ecosystems, and you are motivated by bringing together state-of-the-art expertise in a high-risk/high-gain project devoted to understanding the molecular cues and neuronal signalling underlying insect behaviour, then this project could be the right career opportunity for you.

Focus and scope
Insects are essential to maintaining biological diversity and food supply chains, yet planet Earth is experiencing regional crisis both in terms of insect abundance, diversity, and biomass. Importantly, insects form a natural treasure chest for studying animal development, learning, and behaviour, controlled by receptors sensing and responding to the chemical landscape surrounding them as well as the chemical signals inside of them. This project is devoted to gather large data sets to investigate links in receptor signalling, neuronal activation, and insect behaviour.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Within this interdisciplinary project, the successful candidate hired at Technical University of Denmark will be responsible for leading a large-scale engineering effort arming yeast cells with insect receptors for sensing and responding to diverse chemical and biological cues. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for building a database to i) guide neuroethological studies (behaviour and physiology) in insect at the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, and ii) train algorithms aimed at modelling and predicting insect behaviour and learning at CRCA, respectively. The key responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • Design, engineer and characterize insect receptors in yeast
  • Develop insect receptor data infrastructure
  • Coordinate data sharing and hypothesis testing with collaborators
  • Publish impactful scientific papers
  • Support mentoring of early-stage researchers

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD degree within bioengineering, biotechnology, neuroscience, or related fields is a suitable applicant for the fellowship
  • A scientific record with international publications
  • Creativity, and openness to innovation
  • Enthusiasm, responsibility, and excellent collaboration skills
  • Passion for high-quality data
  • Strong oral and written skills in English
  • Experience working in biological systems

Specific qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following research areas, without being an exhaustive list:

  • Proven track-record within synthetic biology, ideally within yeast
  • Knowledge of olfaction, calcium, or GPCR signalling preferred
  • Programming skills (e.g. Python, R)
  • Significant understanding of development of reporter assays

We offer
The CfB is focused on developing the next generation of cell factories focusing on big data generation and analytics for developing microbial genome-scale science and applying it to biobased production and microbial foods to accelerate green transition and support sustainable lifestyles. We offer an exciting, collaborative, and diligent work environment, focusing on scientific excellence and innovation with both societal and environmental impacts. The position offers a unique possibility of being part of an interdisciplinary research team working on building foundational knowledge linking receptor signalling and animal behaviour using a yeast synthetic biology approach.

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

The job contracts offered to the qualifying candidates will be for 2 years. Expected starting date: Flexible, but preferably Spring 2021.

You can readmore about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior researcher and group leader Dr. Michael Krogh Jensen (mije@biosustain.dtu.dk). You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 25 February 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications and patents

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods.

Learn more at biosustain.dtu.dk

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 25 February 2021
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Postdoc: Multi-resolution model based Digital Twin architecture for metrology enhanced Wind Energy System reliability

Identify Modelling and Simulation (M&S) techniques and level of resolution appropriate for demonstration of the effects of metrology enhanced parts in critical functions in Wind Energy Systems (WES) such as blades and drivetrain. Research into and creation of a multi-level resolution model of the WES, that 1) can be used in the design process as a live DT reflecting the evolving design capability and the effects of tolerances on WES performance and 2) will follow the WES as a DT through its lifetime. AI can be used for root cause analysis of degraded WES performance. Parameter updates for parameter updates as the WES degrades over time etc. The DT will be used for predictive WES reliability based on enhanced part information and loading history. Aeroelastic modelling of the rotor system is included for detection of blade leading edge degradation based on changes in poweroutput.ic performance.

Starting date: 15 March 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter

Tasks 

  • Literature and software review to identify state of the art mechanical system simulation incorporating detailed surface topography
  • Multiresolution, aeroelastic modelling for drivetrain load prediction
  • Detailed modeling of bearing and gear performance based on detailed metrology of component surfaces.
  • Dissemination of progress and findings through milestone reports and scientific publications.  Dissemination, advising/education assistance of graduate students in supporting areas is expected.

Your profile

A MSc and PhD degree in mechanical engineering or similar is required. It is accepted that the dissertation is submitted for defense at the start date of the postdoc position.

It is expected that the right candidate has demonstrated individual research capability through scientific publications in fields related to this project. Multibody modelling, verification and validation experience as well as system identification through testing and data acquisition is desired. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to have experience in teaching related areas through experience such as tutoring or teaching assistance positions.

The right candidate is expected to have a strong level of self-discipline to structure the work in a hectic research environment where new ideas and approaches are frequently developed thereby challenging the balance between project and scientific deliveries.

Who we are

The Machine System Dynamics group at Aarhus University’s Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering has existed in more than 10 years. Funding of projects range from national and international sources with the purpose of developing and using multibody modeling formalisms in a wide range of applications such as wind, manufacturing, on- and off-road vehicles in interaction with soil fluid modeling using multi fidelity modeling. Currently the group consists of 1 PhD student and 10 MSc students.

The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Navitas, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark. 

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Professor (Docent) Ole Balling, Mechanical Engineering, Aarhus University, e-mail: oba@eng.au.dk, mobile: +45 2170 2863

The application deadline is 9 February 2021 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

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

Deadline
9 February 2021


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Tuesday February 9th, 2021

Postdoc in Marine Microbial Ecology

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship on marine bacterioplankton is available from April 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter in the Marine Biological Section within the Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen.

The fellowship is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark for the project “Pathogenic Vibrio bacteria in the current and future Baltic Sea waters: mitigating the problem (BaltVib)” under the EU Horizon 2020 program “Biodiversa”. The postdoc project will be based in the research group of Prof. Lasse Riemann in the Marine Biological Section, located in Helsingør, 40 km north of Copenhagen. (https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/research/mbs/marine-molecular-microbiology/). Riemann is co-PI in the BaltVib project.

The successful applicant will have experience and interest in marine microbial ecology. Insight into molecular analyses of marine microbial communities and bioinformatics is an asset.

Project Overview
Vibrio – microbes that are part of the natural bacterioplankton in temperate marine waters – have in recent years flourished in the Baltic Sea, probably stimulated by elevated surface water temperatures. Several Vibrio species are human pathogens. It is hence of great concern that Vibrio-related wound infections and fatalities have increased dramatically along the Baltic coasts. Future climate change is predicted to escalate this problem, posing a significant threat to human health and the Baltic tourism industry. However, the projections do not yet take into account the influence of ‘ecosystem engineers’ such as mussels and macrophytes, especially eel grass, on Vibrio diversity and abundance. Recent data indicate that in some of the ‘ecosystem engineers’ habitats the abundance of pathogenic Vibrio spp. is reduced. This opens up the option for nature-based solution (NbS) strategies to control pathogenic vibrios in the nearshore habitat where humans interact with the sea. BaltVib aims to delineate the current and future Vibrio status, determine biotic and abiotic key factors regulating Vibrio prevalence, and identify NbSs to mitigate the problem.

The three-year BaltVib project involves 7 international partners. The work of the Danish postdoc position will focus on bacterial community composition analyses, involving 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing and quantitative PCR targeting Vibrio pathogenicity genes. The work will include field and laboratory work, and extensive international collaboration. Except for some obligations within the project, significant freedom in shaping the postdoc project is available, including other approaches aiming to decipher aspects of bacterial composition and functionality.

Qualifications
a) PhD in biology.b) Documented experience with marine microbial ecology and bacterial community analysis.c) Scientific publications.d) Creativity and ability to be both team-oriented and independent.e) Embrace an international research environment and interdisciplinary research.f) A proven record of excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills.

In addition to the fulfilment of the above-mentioned qualifications, the main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant, the match with the project, and good interpersonal skills.

Procedures and shortlisting
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an expert committee will assess their application. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. The Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee, will make the final selection of the successful candidate.

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

Place of employment and principal place of work
University of Copenhagen, Department of Biology, Marine Biological Section, Strandpromenaden 5, DK-3000 Helsingør.

Terms of employment
The position is from April 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. Employment period is 2 years.

Terms of appointment and payment according 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 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Lasse Riemann (e-mail: lriemann@bio.ku.dk).

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

Please Include:

  • a cover letter including statement of research interests and reasons for applying to this position (max 2 pages)
  • (curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)
  • copies of relevant diplomas (Master or Science and PhD),
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans (max. 1 page)
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • Max. 2 written reference letters

Deadline for application is 7 February, 2021 at 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline, not using the online application form, or not including the required documents will not be considered.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and 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.

Deadline: 7 February 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology

Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday February 7th, 2021

Postdoc at the Department of Computer Science

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the intersection of Human-computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence. The position is associate with the Humane-AI net, an EU project of 53 partners, which investigates Human-centered artificial intelligence. At the University of Copenhagen, the project is associated with both the Machine Learning section (Prof. Christian Igel) and Human-centered Computing section (Prof. Kasper Hornbæk).

The candidate will work on models of human-AI interaction and collaboration, creating user interfaces that implement such models and designing and running empirical studies that explore them. Therefore, knowledge of human-computer interaction, intelligent user interfaces, machine learning, and   computational models of interaction is essential. The day-to-day work will be in collaboration with Kasper Hornbæk, and the focus is, therefore, on human-computer interaction.

The position is two years full-time in the Section on Human-centered Computing at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (www.di.ku.dk ). The University wishes our staff to reflect society’s diversity and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Why do a PostDoc at University of Copenhagen?

We offer a research environment with much freedom: to a large extent, you shape the research you work    on and the ideas you pursue. The section on Human-centered Computing aspires to be a top research environment for human-computer interaction that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies; we  have a regular presence at CHI and UIST and do well in rankings (like www.csrankings.org). We are located    in Copenhagen, consistently recognized as one of the world’s most-livable cities, in the country of Denmark, ranked as one of the top three happiest countries in the world.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (or soon-to-be Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Human-computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field.
  • Experience in one or more of the following:

(a) Empirical studies of interaction between AI and people;

(b) Models of interaction with AI, for instance of task delegation or mixed initiative; or

(c) Building prototypes of intelligent user interfaces.

  • Publications in top venues (e.g., CHI, NeurIPS, UIST, ICML).

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the- faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Kasper Hornbæk, kash@di.ku.dk , +45 30957883.

The position is open from 1 April 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 436.730 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.681). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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

The deadline for applications is 3 February 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.

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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment- process/ .

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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: 3 February 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Datalogisk Institut
Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday February 3rd, 2021

Postdoc in Fracture Mechanics of Composite Materials

Is your dream job to do research in composite materials? Then you should consider the new post doc position at DTU. We work on fracture of composites materials in a high international level and offers you the possibility for establishing you as an up-coming scientist in this field and make important contributions to science by being part of an exciting work environment that has the focus on scientific excellence.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position will cover both experimental work in the laboratory and modelling work, with emphasis on the linking of models to experimental findings. The topic of the position is fracture and crack growth in composite materials and structures and will focus on modelling crack growth in composite structure and the development of elements testing methods with the aim for application in wind turbine rotor blades. You will be working on two projects with external funding, DACOMAT and ReLife [insert link to the project home pages].

You are expected to work within the following topics:

  • Analysis of crack growth in composite structures
  • Fracture mechanics testing of composite materials
  • Modelling of cracks in composites e.g. by the finite element method and cohesive zone modelling
  • Multiscale, from microscale, via coupons and elements to full-scale
  • Innovation (collaboration with industry)

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

Preference will be given to applicants that can document the following:

  • Publications in the field of fracture mechanics of composite materials
  • Experience in mechanical testing of composite materials
  • Experience in finite element simulations
  • Experience in X-ray tomography
  • Ability to work with other researchers
  • Fluency in communicating, reading and writing in 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.

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The workplace for the position will be the Risø Campus, Roskilde.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Bent F. Sørensen (bsqr@dtu.dk), Head of Section, Composite Analysis and Mechanics, and Ignacio Marti (imarti@dtu.dk), Head of Division, Wind Energy Materials and Components at the Department of Wind Energy

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy at www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 February 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

The Wind Energy Materials and Components Division consists of about 60 people and has modern laboratories for manufacturing and mechanical testing of composite materials. Research is conducted in research projects usually with external national or international collaboration. The research focusses on composites materials consisting of long, aligned fibres in a polymer matrix for use in wind turbine blades.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 1 February 2021
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
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Post expires on Monday February 1st, 2021