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Postdoctoral researcher (single-cell genomics) for one year

We seek a highly talented postdoctoral researcher to join our Single-cell omics team at Turku Bioscience Centre, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University  (https://bioscience.fi). Our Centre offers access to a comprehensive selection of cutting edge research methods and an opportunity to be involved in internationally competitive science in a stimulating, highly networked environment. The selected candidate will work on research projects involving the use of single-cell genomics to understand the regulation of immune responses, and support development and implementation of research methods in our single-cell omics core facility. The position also involves the possibility of a training period abroad.  Key Responsibilities Pursuing research projects involving single-cell genomics Implementation of new single-cell genomics applications in collaboration with local research groups Supporting researchers in the use of single-cell genomics platforms Working closely with computational biologists to interpret data generated using newly implemented platforms  Required skills PhD in a relevant discipline Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication in English Strong organizational skills Ability to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment  Desirable skills Experience in single-cell genomics, functional genomics, cell culture, or immunology Experience in genomics data analysis Experience with command line tools or programming skills in R or Python Strong scientific publication record The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The position belong to our research personnel and the salary for a postdoctoral researcher will be 2600 – 3600 eur/month in average. The start of employment is negotiable. The position is fixed-term for 12 months with a possibility for extension. The position is subject to a six-month trial period. Applications must be submitted no later than December 15th,  2019 via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies  The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job). In case you need help in the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact our HR Specialist Paula Luoma paula.luoma(at)utu.fi. Applicants should enclose with their application a CV, degree certificate(s), list of publications, a short description of applicant’s relevant skills and knowledge, and other documents that may influence the filling of position. For further information about the position please do not hesitate to contact Tapio Lönnberg (taplon(at)utu.fi).

We seek a highly talented postdoctoral researcher to join our Single-cell omics team at Turku Bioscience Centre, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University  (https://bioscience.fi). Our Centre offers access to a comprehensive selection of cutting edge research methods and an opportunity to be involved in internationally competitive science in a stimulating, highly networked environment.

The selected candidate will work on research projects involving the use of single-cell genomics to understand the regulation of immune responses, and support development and implementation of research methods in our single-cell omics core facility. The position also involves the possibility of a training period abroad.  

Key Responsibilities
-Pursuing research projects involving single-cell genomics
-Implementation of new single-cell genomics applications in collaboration with local research groups
-Supporting researchers in the use of single-cell genomics platforms
-Working closely with computational biologists to interpret data generated using newly implemented platforms  

Required skills
-PhD in a relevant discipline
-Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication in English
-Strong organizational skills
-Ability to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment  

Desirable skills
-Experience in single-cell genomics, functional genomics, cell culture, or immunology
-Experience in genomics data analysis
-Experience with command line tools or programming skills in R or Python
-Strong scientific publication record

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The position belong to our research personnel and the salary for a postdoctoral researcher will be 2600 – 3600 eur/month in average.
The start of employment is negotiable. The position is fixed-term for 12 months with a possibility for extension. The position is subject to a six-month trial period.

Applications must be submitted no later than December 15th,  2019 via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies  

The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job). In case you need help in the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact our HR Specialist Paula Luoma paula.luoma(at)utu.fi.

Applicants should enclose with their application a CV, degree certificate(s), list of publications, a short description of applicant’s relevant skills and knowledge, and other documents that may influence the filling of position.

For further information about the position please do not hesitate to contact Tapio Lönnberg (taplon(at)utu.fi).

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Two-year Postdoc position in environmental DNA studies in Arctic archaeology

A Postdoc position in environmental DNA (eDNA) studies is offered in connection with the joint Danish National Museum and Greenland National Museum & Archive’s research initiative “Activating Arctic Heritage” (AAH) sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation.
 

Job description

The Postdoc position is part of the work package Hidden in the Midden that focuses on the information stored in Arctic archaeological kitchen middens. In the work package a range of different methods will be applied to excavated middens in a multiproxy study to elucidate how the methods supplement each other. The work package has a strong focus on site taphonomy, where the degradation and representativity of preserved materials will be studied and related to the environmental conditions. Focus is on middens situated in the two newly appointed World Heritage areas in Greenland and includes both well-preserved and degraded middens.

The Postdoc candidate will be responsible for DNA analysis of midden layers. Focus will be on how the eDNA contributes to an understanding of the activities and conditions at the site. The candidate will be involved in a critical evaluation of the information obtained by the DNA analyses and by other methods such as characterisation of bone material, and analysis of pollen and macrofossils. Furthermore, the candidate will be involved in an evaluation of site taphonomy, i.e. a study of which materials are preserved and which are degraded at archaeological sites with different environmental conditions.

The Postdoc position will include fieldwork in Greenland, and the candidate must contribute to practical work and logistics involved in this fieldwork.

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate who can bridge the gap between archaeology, environmental science, preservation and genetics.

The candidate must hold a PhD in genetics or similar qualifications and be experienced in DNA studies, including both metabarcoding and shotgun metagenomics, and their use in an archaeological context. Prior experience with degradation of archaeological materials and how it is influenced by environmental conditions is a necessity. Experience with Arctic fieldwork is a prerequisite as well as a track record of publishing peer reviewed academic papers.

The candidate is expected to have a track record of working in collaborative projects and be willing to share knowledge and expertise with the other members of the research group.

Terms of salary and employment
The working hours are 37 hours a week. Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central Organization in Denmark and Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff with research responsibilities in archives, libraries, museums etc. under the Danish Ministry of Culture.

The appointment is for 2 years, starting on the 1st of January 2020 or shortly thereafter.

The place of work is at the Museum’s Section for Environmental Archaeology and Materials Science in Brede, Kgs. Lyngby, north of Copenhagen.

The job will involve travel activity in connection with fieldwork in Greenland, and some of the laboratory work will take place at external laboratories in Denmark and abroad.
 

Application procedure
The National Museum is actively working to promote equality among employees and encourages all qualified, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

The application is to be submitted in English and must include the following:

  • Letter with motivation for the application (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae, incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • List of publications
  • Copies of up to 3 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Copies of university exams, Master of Science and PhD certificates
  • Transcript of university exams into English, if not written in English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish.

If a publication has more than one author, or is the result of a collective effort, it must be clearly specified which part of the publication the applicant is responsible for.

Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system on our website www.natmus.dk/job and must be uploaded by December 2 2019.

Any publications to be included in the assessment must be received by the National Museum on December 2 2019. Publications can either be uploaded to the recruitment system or sent to Nationalmuseet, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, 1220 København K, Denmark, marking the envelope ‘Personale’. Publications sent to the Museum must be submitted in 3 copies. Only books or similar will be returned.

The National Museum will set up an (internal) expert Assessment Committee to evaluate the applications. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews in a panel set up by the National Museum.

For further information regarding the position, please contact senior researcher Henning Matthiesen phone +45 41206474, henning.matthiesen@natmus.dk or research professor Bjarne Grønnow, phone: +45 60730656, bjarne.gronnow@natmus.dk.

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Nationalmuseet er Danmarks kulturhistoriske hovedmuseum og et statsmuseum under Kulturministeriet. Nationalmuseet styrker historiebevidsthed og medborgerskab ved at belyse Danmarks og verdens kulturer og deres indbyrdes afhængighed. Ca. 655 medarbejdere er fordelt på 3 afdelinger: Forskning, Samling og Bevaring, Museer og Slotte samt Drift og Administration. Se mere om Nationalmuseet på www.natmus.dk
 

Post expires on Monday December 2nd, 2019

PhD scholarship at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a PhD scholarship within the project: ‘Stay CONNECTed: Digital technologies and rehabilitation in Danish dementia care’ The PhD will be placed at the Department of Anthropology and work closely together with the project team. The successful candidate will be employed from February 1st, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

The PhD projectThe project is entitled ‘Imellem selvbestemmelse og omsorg – et antropologisk PhD studie af de sociale og etiske implikationer af brugen af alarm- og sensorbaserede teknologier i den kommunale demensomsorg’ and is co-finansed by the Velux Foundation, the Alzheimer Research Foundation and the Nordea Foundation.  

In recent years, new surveillance technologies such as GPS trackers, cameras and alarm mats, have been developed and installed in dementia care, in order to improve safety and security. At the same time, the regulative framework has been broadened, allowing better possibilities for health care workers to use these technologies. This project will explore the ethical and social implications of this techno-legal transformation, and how it has reconfigured dementia care. The project will be based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in municipalities in Denmark, in close collaboration with the PI/supervisor, Associate Professor, Nete Schwennesen.

QualificationsThe successful candidate will have a MA degree in Anthropology or a related field, familiarity with medical anthropology and/or Science and Technology Studies (STS), and an interest in dementia care. Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written) will be a requirement, as well as an interest in participating in international research networks.

The candidate will be part of the PhD program at the Department of Anthropology. The program provides PhD students with strong research training, which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The program includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, and teaching and other forms of knowledge dissemination.

The PhD process will be undertaken as a three-year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study program. It is expected that the candidate will apply for additional funding to cover expenses in relation to the project (fieldwork and research stay abroad)

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study program the applicant must have completed a two year master’s degree program or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study program http://anthropology.ku.dk/PhD/ for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3-year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can for instance include teaching.

The applicant is expected to know Danish well enough to be able to carry out fieldwork in Denmark.

In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.

InformationA full project description can be received by contacting Research Consultant, Christen Artagnan Sørensen, e-mail cas@anthro.ku.dk For more information about the project, please contact Associate Professor Nete Schwennesen, email: ns@anthro.ku.dk

Further general information about the study program of the department is available on the Graduate School´s website:

In English: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english

In Danish http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

Application The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below. The application must be in English and include:

  • A one page application letter
  • A full curriculum vitae – including full publication list and contact details.
  • One full sample of a written academic text (MA dissertation, publication or likewise)
  • A two page description of methodological reflections and the analytical interests that the applicant wishes to pursue within the field of dementia care
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

The Faculty welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnic background and citizenship.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. 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. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk 

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews held by the appointment committee. The interviews will be held in week 51.

The application must be submitted electronically no later than 8th December, 2019.

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

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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: 8 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Department of Anthropology
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PhD Fellow in Bio-inspired and bionic materials for enhanced photosynthesis (BEEP)

Department of BiologyFaculty of Science
University of Copenhagen
Department of Biology,

Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering 1 PhD scholarship in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network on Bio-inspired and bionic materials for enhanced photosynthesis (BEEP) from February 1, 2020, and at latest on May 1, 2020.The PhD scholar ship shall investigate the role of fluorescent host pigments for photosynthesis and optics in corals.

Scientific environment
The BEEP training network is financed by the European Commission Horizon 2020. It unites 9 beneficiaries and 8 partner organisations from both the academic and industrial sectors from 6 countries (United Kingdom, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, USA). More information about the network can be found at (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019-860125) http://beep-itn.eu/.The BEEP network provides research and training opportunities for early-stage researchers in the field of bio-mimetic approaches for light management.  Scientifically, BEEP aims to i) unravel the fundamental strategies of light management in macroalgae, corals with symbiotic microalgae and bacteria, as well as sea-slugs with sequestered chloroplasts, and ii) to apply such knowledge for creating novel artificial and bionic photosynthetic systems.Research within the network encompasses a number of disciplines ranging from organic, inorganic, physical chemistry to the material and biological sciences. In addition, inter-sectorial collaboration is promoted through short- and long-term secondments between academic and non-academic participants. The aim of the research programme is to provide its PhD candidates with the practical skills and knowledge so that they can perform top-level research, both in the academic and non-academic sectors.The network-wide training programme consists of workshops and schools. It has been specifically designed to equip the researchers with a balance of research-related and transferable skills, which will enhance their career perspectives.The specific PhD project will be within Prof Kühl’s group, which is based at the Marine Biological Section labs in Helsingør (approximate 45 train ride north of Copenhagen; see. https://www1.bio.ku.dk/sektioner/mbs/facilities/). The group is recognized worldwide for its pioneering work on microenvironmental analyses of aquatic symbioses (corals, foraminifera and ascidians) with special emphasis on understanding their bio-optical properties and photobiology (for more information see: https://www1.bio.ku.dk/sektioner/mbs/staff/?pure=en/persons/89882).

Project description
The role of fluorescent host pigments for photosynthesis and optics in corals  Many corals synthesize conspicuous fluorescent pigments in their tissues, which are organized either above or in between their microalgal symbionts. The role(s) of such fluorescent host pigments for coral optics and photosynthesis remain underexplored, albeit recent work indicates that light propagation the thermal microenvironment of corals can be strongly influenced by fluorescent host pigments. In the PhD project, the optical properties of fluorescent host pigments will be studied with microsensors, bioimaging (optical coherence tomography, hyperspectral imaging, chemical imaging, light-sheet microscopy) and fast spectroscopy techniques (in collaboration with BEEP project partners). Besides optical characterization and modeling of the coral light field, experimental work will involve measurements of photosynthesis and behavior in intact corals. The goal is to unravel fundamental mechanism, whereby fluorescent host pigments affect photosynthetic efficiency in corals.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Michael Kühl, Marine Biological Section, mkuhl@bio.ku.dk,Phone: +45 4047 6304.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for highly motivated researchers with an excellent academic background in Chemistry, Material Science, Biology and Physics (or related disciplines including engineering)Marie Curie Training Networks offer a unique opportunity to get cutting-edge training in a multidisciplinary environment with a focus on academic and personal development of the PhD fellows.The supervisors in the BEEP network each provide specific competences and as part of the network you develop your skills and carry out research both independently and as part of a network of 9 PhD fellows.The consortium ensures exchange of ideas through network-wide training events, summer schools and intersectoral secondments. As a PhD fellow in the BEEP network, you need to have good social skills, be innovative and goal-oriented and be willing to conduct the planned secondments.

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold, or be close to completing, an MSc or MEng in Chemistry, Material Science, Biology and Physics (or related disciplines). Knowledge of (bio)physics, (bio)optics, numerical modelling of light propagation, and materials characterization are considered great advantages. Excellent command of spoken and written English is required. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.Job conditionsThe PhD student will be appointed under a 3-year employment contract with a competitive salary and mobility allowance at the host institution. The fellow is expected to start not earlier than February 1, 2020, and at latest on May 1, 2020. The PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD program of the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, with the specific intent that it results in a PhD degree and scientific publications.

Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period. Your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE and theBEEP network are.

  • • To manage and carry through your research project
  • • Attend PhD courses both within and outside the BEEP network
  • • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • • Participate in international congresses and BEEP network meetings
  • • Stay at the research institutions abroad for the secondments
  • • Disseminate your research

EU eligibility criteria for candidates
The applicant may be of any nationality but in order to be eligible for the positions the following criteria applies to all applicants: Applicants must at the time of recruitment:

  • Have a BSc and a MSc or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or a related discipline
  • Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers
  • Have not been awarded a doctoral degree
  • Have not resided in the country of the host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the last 3 years

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 328,355 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219) pr. year. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application procedure
To apply for this position (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019-860125) “Bio-Inspired and Bionic Materials for Enhanced Photosynthesis” (BEEP) you must submit your application twice.

  • The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
  • IMPORTANT! In addition to your application at University of Copenhagen, please do ALSO simultaneously apply via this link: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/449817

Please include: 

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project (max. 2 pages)
  • CV (max. 2 pages) including a list of publications (if any)
  • Summary of last degree thesis (1 page)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Two references and full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of professional referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation

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 1 December 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered. 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.Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a recruitment workshop to be held in Cambridge/London, UK on January 27-28, 2020.

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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

Deadline: 1 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
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PhD fellowship in Deep Learning for Human Genomics at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

A PhD position is available in the Human Proteome Variation group at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk).The Center has been established at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. The Center comprises a wide range of expertise and resources including proteomics, protein production, bioinformatics and general characterization of disease mechanisms.The Programme for Disease Systems Biology (DSB) consists of three research groups covering many systems level aspects of biology and medicine, including large scale analysis of human variation data and integration of molecular-level and healthcare data.

The Human Proteome Variation group (https://www.cpr.ku.dk/research/disease-systems-biology/rasmussen-group/) is part of DSB and led by Simon Rasmussen focus on proteome and genome variation, coding variation and deep learning for integration of genomics, proteomics and clinical data.

Responsibilities and tasksThe PhD will work in a multidisciplinary project team focusing on integrating and analyzing human variation data. Within recent years human genetic variation data has increased rapidly with cohorts comprising hundreds of thousands and even millions. Simultaneously, deep learning has revolutionized several scientific fields, and, in the future, AI based models will be of crucial importance if we are to successfully utilize big health data. Especially deep learning for genomics approaches have the potential to redefine and replace traditional methods for analysis of large genome-wide datasets as well as clinical usable models.

The PhD project will focus on how to develop methods for analysis of large-scale genome-wide data with deep learning models and to integrate this with other detailed person-level data. The work will be on several different large-scale genomics datasets for analysis of ancestry related patterns as well as association of genomics data with phenotype information. Furthermore, the candidate will focus on building genome-wide polygenic score predictors.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor, Simon Rasmussen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research; e-mail: simon.rasmussen@cpr.ku.dk or tel. +45 3533 2159.

Expected start date: 1 February 2020.

Job descriptionYour key tasks are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicantsYou hold a master or equivalent in computational biology, bioinformatics, data analysis or related discipline of biomedical research. You preferably have experience using deep learning models and working with genomics data. Programming experience in Python is required as well as having worked with big data. Previous experience with PyTorch is a plus.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will have experience within some of the following areas:

  • Machine learning
  • Large-scale genomics and phenotype data
  • Project management of interdisciplinary research projects within translational bioinformatics
  • Experience with data structures, databases and data architectures
  • Knowledge of biomedical resources and infrastructures

Place of employment The employment is at CPR (www.cpr.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen, located in central Copenhagen. The research environment at CPR is ambitious and international, with approx. 30 different nationalities currently represented.The Center comprises modern laboratories, supercomputer resources and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at the Center.

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful on working and living in Denmark: https://www.workindenmark.dk/ and www.ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility).

Terms of employmentThe employment as PhD fellow is full time (37 hours per week) 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 Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The PhD fellowship must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 27,362 / approx. EUR 3.648 (October 2019-level) plus an employer paid pension contributionQuestionsFor specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

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

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

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do.
  • Publication list (if possible).

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.

Application deadline: 25 November 2019, 23:59 p.m. CET.The further processAfter the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

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

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

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

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

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7800 students, 1550 PhD students and 4400 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

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

Deadline: 25 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

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Post expires on Monday November 25th, 2019

PhD Fellowship in Functional Proteomics and Tissue Plasticity

The DNRF Centre of Excellence, Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a PhD scholarship from outstanding candidates with a keen interest in applying mass spectrometry-based functional proteomics to understand the molecular and cellular basis underlying tissue plasticity. The position is available from 1 February 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 9 December 2019.

The DNRF Centre ATLAS, headed by Professor Susanne Mandrup, aims to obtain system-level, mechanistic and cell type-resolved understanding of adipose and hepatic tissue plasticity in response to diet induced obesity and regression in mouse models; and to translate this for in-depth understanding of the functional changes in these human tissues in response to severe obesity and reversal. The centre applies a combination of next generation sequencing-based approaches, mouse models, proteomics, in vivo targeting, computational biology and clinical studies.

Qualifications/requirements
The position will be based in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark. The PhD student will work primarily in the group of Professor Blagoy Blagoev, and will be involved in functional proteomics studies of cellular plasticity in liver and adipose tissues. The PhD student will also contribute to various teaching activities at the department and to the supervision of Master’s and Bachelor students.

We seek a highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious scientist with strong communication and collaborative skills. The successful candidate should have documented experience with mass spectrometry-based proteomics and have a Master’s or Bachelor degree (possibility for a 4+4 PhD, see below) in Life Sciences, preferably proteomics, molecular biology, biomedicine, or systems biology. Additional experience with cell and molecular biology techniques, and familiarity with computational data analysis will be greatly valued. The candidate should be proficient in spoken and written English and have an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment.

We offer
• A PhD position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment
• Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and infrastructure
• Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators
• A competitive salary and social benefits (eg. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.)

For further information please contact Professor Blagoy Blagoev (bab@bmb.sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years (students who have completed their MSc) or four years (students who have not yet completed their MSc). Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the enrolment period.

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

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

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

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information, education, work/research experience and skills relevant for the position and publications/manuscripts
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades. If awaiting Master’s diploma, provide a written statement from the supervisor
• At least two signed reference letters (with referee contact details and relationship). Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

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

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

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

Deadline: 9 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday December 9th, 2019

PhD fellowship in “Foetal metabolic reprogramming in NAFLD and NASH” at the LIFEPHARM centre, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in “Foetal metabolic reprogramming in NAFLD and NASH” commencing March 1st 2020, or as soon as possible hereafter.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and Novo Nordisk A/S established a research centre in 2010 – The LIFEPHARM Centre (www.lifepharm.dk) – with a budget of DKK 140 million. The present position is part of the Centre´s activities. The purpose of the research centre is to strengthen the research in experimental pharmacology and toxicology and to increase the output of candidates and PhDs with a strong in vivo pharmacological profile.

It is expected that the future PhD fellow will be enrolled in the Graduate Programme for In Vivo Pharmacology and Experimental Animals (IVP) at SUND and participate actively in this network. The IVP Graduate Programme was established in 2006 as a collaboration between the Faculties of Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, University of Aarhus, and industrial partners; Novo Nordisk A/S, LEO Pharma and H. Lundbeck A/S. www.invivofarm.dk

For more information on LIFEPHARM or IVP please contact:

Professor Jens Lykkesfeldt

Director of LIFEPHARM

Head of IVP

jopl@sund.ku.dk

Our group and research

Centred within pharmacology and toxicology in biomedical research, our research explore disease mechanisms in vivo to select and develop high validity preclinical models and identify novel treatment targets to address disease challenges in humans. Within this field, we have a special interest in pharmacological and nutritional components of intervention modalities in treatment and prevention.

Our primary focus is on mechanisms of disease, and effects of intervention on specific disease-modalities predominantly within the area of life-style associated, metabolic disorders such as diabetes, CVD and NAFLD/NASH. We have a strong scientific and analytical platform combining biochemistry, molecular biology, histopathology and functional assays, helping us to interpret the complex interplay of mechanisms and responses in vivo and translate our findings to humans.

Project description

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects 25% of adults and 15% of all children and is becoming the most common chronic liver disease worldwide. Alarmingly, childhood and adolescent NAFLD is more likely to progress to steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatic fibrosis compared to that of adult patients, denoting that children are more prone to suffer serious consequences of the disease.

Studies in humans and in animal models show that prenatal exposure to adverse maternal nutrition is linked to postnatal metabolic dysfunctions such as obesity, insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia, all associated with NAFLD. Moreover, epidemiological data have shown a positive correlation between NAFLD in adolescents and maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and pregnancy weight gain. Together, this suggests that  fetal nutrition may program offspring prenatally to develop NAFLD after birth.

By investigating the effects of a maternal high fat diet on hepatic health in offspring, this projects targets the hypothesis that a high fat diet during gestation sensitizes offspring towards a NAFLD/NASH phenotype, promoting disease frequency and severity, potentially affecting the response to intervention. Using the guinea pig NAFLD/NASH model, disease parameters and progression is studied in vivo with particular attention to offspring metabolic expression profile and histopathological hallmarks of disease.

Principal supervisor is

Associate Professor Pernille Tveden-Nyborg

E-mail: ptn@sund.ku.dk

Direct Phone: (+45) 35 33 31 67

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

Start:                 March 1st 2020

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job descriptionYour key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicantsApplicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. MSc in a biological science, veterinary medicine, medicine or other equivalent degree.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved during bachelor and master education
  • Documented qualifications relevant to the PhD project, including Function ABD/Category C course in carrying out animal experiments
  • Experience with histopathology and molecular biology
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set, high degree of selfmotivation and a strong interest in in vivo pharmacology
  • Excellent language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories covering a broad ranged of analytical methodologies.

Terms of employment The 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 Health and Medical Sciences, 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. 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 27.135 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (October 2019-level) plus pension.

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: January 5th 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 3-4.

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

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Deadline: 5 January 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday January 5th, 2020

PhD fellowship in epidemiology and quantification of antimicrobial use in cattle

We are offering a PhD fellowship in epidemiology and quantification of antimicrobial use in cattle commencing the 1st of March 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research

The PhD fellow will be placed in the Section for Animal Welfare and Disease Control which consists of approximately 30 scientists including other PhD fellows, postdocs, junior and senior scientists and professors. The PhD fellow will be part of ‘the VetStat cluster’ working on methods for quantification of antimicrobial use and analysis of data extracts from the Danish database on veterinary drugs (VetStat) as well as other databases. This involves systematic data management, combination of different data sources, epidemiological and statistical methods as well as herd visits to perform interviews with farmers and facilitate other types of on-farm data collection for comparison with VetStat data extracts and measures. The VetStat cluster will also assist other researchers and external stakeholders with extraction and aggregation of VetStat data for use in related projects on antimicrobial resistance, disease and production issues as well as various tasks in the veterinary contingency and preparedness.

The VetStat cluster consists of a group of researchers from two sections at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, and the cluster is led by associate professor Helle Stege. You can read more about the two sections and their key research areas here: https://ivh.ku.dk/english/research/animal-welfare-and-disease-control/ , https://ivh.ku.dk/english/research/production-nutrition-and-health/

Project description

The Danish cattle industry aims to reduce the antibiotic consumption in the sector to a minimal, yet responsible level. It requires improved understanding of how antibiotics are used in the cattle herds. VetStat data are used in monitoring (e.g. DANMAP), research, counselling and governance. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (FVST) is in charge of VetStat and prepares monthly statements of overall antibiotic consumption in pigs and cattle. They also use the data to identify herds with high antibiotic consumption (‘Yellow Card’) for control measures. However, little is known about the validity of the data used for these purposes in cattle, and this might lead to misinterpretations and potential undesired effects on the development of antibiotic resistance.

Hence, this project aims to 1) improve the understanding of the origin, flow, entry, storage and aggregation of data, 2) compare the actual antimicrobial use on farm with different types of VetStat data extracts and quantification methods. This involves state-of-the-art epidemiological and statistical analysis of the effect of population sizes, movements of animals, composition of farm sites and age groups over time and space as well as analysis of the effect of the prescribing veterinarian or veterinary practice. The tasks also include participation in the development of standardized VetStat reports and a benchmarking tool for cattle farms.

As PhD fellow you will be expected to organise and perform cattle herd visits for data and information collection. You will also to collaborate with other PhD fellows and scientists in the VetStat cluster as well as other research clusters at the department.

Principal supervisor is Professor Liza Rosenbaum NielsenDepartment of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, liza@sund.ku.dkDirect Phone +45 35333015.

Start:                 1 March 2020

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are to:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. MSc degree in veterinary medicine or animal science.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience (e.g. cattle practice, cattle advisory service, data analysis)
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in cattle herd health and quantitative epidemiology
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Danish and English skills, written and spoken

It will be considered an advantage if you have a driver’s license, as you are expected to perform farm visits independently.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories with access to state-of-the art equipment to successfully complete the PhD tasks. The candidate is expected to stay at least one month abroad in another research environment.

Terms of employment

The 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 Health and Medical Sciences, 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. 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 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions

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

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

Application procedure

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

5. A short description in English of your own ideas for the objectives and PhD project plan (1 page)

Application deadline: 1 December 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held between 11 and 18 December 2019.

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Deadline: 1 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab
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Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

PhD fellowship: Arctic soil and plant interactions

Center for Permafrost (CENPERM) at the University of Copenhagen is recruiting one PhD–student to work in the field of soil and plant interactions including gas production, transport and exchange with the atmosphere. The position is available from December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

CENPERM, a Center of Excellence co-funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and University of Copenhagen, is an interdisciplinary research center with a scientific focus on “climate – vegetation –soil – microorganism – permafrost” along transects across the major climate zones of Greenland (see www.CENPERM.ku.dk). The center consists of about 25 permanent staff members from the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management and Department of Biology. Some 15 PhD students and postdocs have been or are currently affiliated with the center.

The successful candidate will work in an international environment with scientists and students working on related aspects of cryo-microbiology, biogeochemistry, ecology and ecosystem modelling.

Project OutlineThis PhD project aims to link observed soil and plant interactions in the Arctic under future climate conditions. Based on field observations and manipulation experiments in West Greenland since 2012, data are available for quantifying and model short- and long-term net ecosystem changes in carbon and nitrogen. Fieldwork at Disko, Greenland, will continue and include measurements of year-round gas exchange of greenhouse gasses.

We expect that detailed process-based models can help to assess the role of short and long-term interactions between the soil and pants and can help to understand the role of snow, thaw events and freeze-thaw dynamics for biogeochemical processes. These detailed models can subsequently be applied to determine the importance of these small-scale processes at landscape scale, and will help to explain spatial and temporal variations, specifically assessing the role and dynamics of “hotspots” for greenhouse gas exchange in the Arctic landscape.

Job descriptionThe position is available for a three-year period and the key tasks as a PhD student include:

  • To manage and carry through your research project together with the research group and supervisor
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, possibly abroad
  • Work for the Department

More informationFor further information on the research project and environment, please contact Bo Elberling, professor, Director of CENPERM. E-mail: be@ign.ku.dk

Formal requirements Applicants should hold an MSc degree or equivalent in geo- or bioscience (e.g. geography, biology, or environmental sciences), or have obtained this by 1 Dec 2019. Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. The candidate is expected to be able to be involved in long-term field work in the Arctic – also during winter time.

Terms of employmentThe 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 328.355 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 56.148). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The successful candidate will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhDSchool of Science. The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management will be the main working place.

Application Procedure The application should include the following items. Applications that do not follow these requirements may not be evaluated: 

  • A cover letter (max. one page) describing your background, personal qualities, research interests and specific reasons for applying to this position. 
  • Project description based on the above project outline – including envisaged research methods (max. three pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (max. two pages) 
  • List of peer reviewed publications. You may include papers that have been accepted for publication or are in review. 
  • Transcripts of Diplomas (Master’s degree or equivalent) 
  • Contact details of two persons for references and a very brief description of your relationship to them. Do not attach reference letters.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, we will use a shortlisting procedure in the evaluation. An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the shortlisted applications, and the remaining applicants will be notified that their applications will not be evaluated further. 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.

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

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

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

The deadline for applications is 26 November 2019, 23:59 GMT +2

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Deadline: 26 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Tuesday November 26th, 2019

PhD Project in Postquantum Cryptology

DTU Compute’s Sections for Cyber Security, would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position starting February 1, 2020 (or according to mutual agreement). The project is financed by Danish Armed Forces and Dencrypt A/S.

DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time, we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavor.

The Cyber Security Section is an internationally renowned group for cyber security and cryptology. The group aims for the highest quality research. You are encouraged to collaborate both within the group and with other international groups. We emphasize a healthy work/life balance based on the premise that you do the best work when you are happy. 

Project Description
The PhD project is about design and analysis of cryptosystems that are secure, not only today, but also remain secure once large quantum computers are a reality. These include systems for symmetric encryption, symmetric authentication, public- key encryption, digital signatures (public-key authentication) and key exchange.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. The master’s degree should be in computer science, computational science and engineering (CSE), applied mathematics, or engineering, or equivalent academic qualifications.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in the DTU Compute PhD School Programme. For information about the general requirements for enrolment 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 Professor Lars Ramkilde Knudsen and members of the cyber security section at DTU Compute together with representatives from Dencrypt A/S. 

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 position is a full-time position. The period of employment is 3 years starting February 1, 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 

The workplace is at DTU Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further Information
Further information concerning the project can be obtained from Professor Lars Ramkilde Knudsen, email: lrkn@dtu.dk. 

Further information concerning the PhD school at DTU Compute is available here. 

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 November 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin the employment before having received it. Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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 11,500 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.
Deadline: 30 November 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Saturday November 30th, 2019

PhD Student in Soil Mechanics with specialization in Snow Mechanics Lulea

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Background

At the division of mining and geotechnical engineering there is a group specialized in soil mechanics. Our research subjects are in addition to soil mechanics also related to for example dams and dam construction, environmental geotechnics and cold-geotechnics, which for instance include freezing and thawing, frost heave, permafrost and snow mechanics. More information about the department can be found here:

https://www.ltu.se/research/subjects/Geotechnical-engineering

You will be given the opportunity to perform research in an international environment and in close cooperation with world-leading universities and industry.

Subject description

Soil mechanics include theory about soil materials and foundation engineering. The subject includes applications in civil engineering and infrastructure, energy and mineral extraction.

Project description

Frost in the subsoil below roads and railways is of great importance in construction and maintenance in cold climates, as it leads to frost heave with subsequent frost damages. Snow is an insulating material, which means that the duration and depth of the snow cover during the winter affect the soil temperature. Snow-covered surfaces have less heat loss from the ground than snow-free surfaces, where the temperature variations in the ground during the winter also become larger. During the winter when roads are plowed, the frost penetration becomes larger under the snow-cleared road surface compared to the roadsides, which are isolated by the snow banks. The uneven frost formation results in uneven frost heave, which may cause cracks to arise in the road surface. The magnitude of the difference in frost penetration in the roadway compared to the roadside depends on the snow depth at the side of the road as well as the thermal properties of the snow. Snow is a complex material with properties that vary depending on microstructure and composition. As the snow is transformed, compacted or melts, its physical and mechanical properties also change. The primary goal with the project is to calculate heat resistance for different snow types to determine what impact snow along the road has on the scaffold in the ground. Therefore, different types of snow need to be classified and modeled.

Duties

As a PhD student you are expected to perform both experimental and theoretical work within your research studies as well as to communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. You will collaborate with researchers in other nearby projects. You will also collaborate with researchers from other universities and organizations with world-leading knowledge in the field. The majority of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies. As a PhD student, you will also study compulsory and voluntary doctoral courses. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to practice teaching by participating in the education and the department’s courses. As a researcher, you get a unique opportunity to run challenging projects and develop your research area.

Qualifications

To be considered eligible for the position, a master’s degree or a similar higher degree in civil engineering or an appropriate field related to the topic of research is required. This might be civil engineering, geotechnics, soil and rock mechanics, or physics. Documented experience from projects or educational programs and courses related to geotechnology as well as experience in modeling and simulation are meritorious.

The following selection criteria will apply:

  • Knowledge and education relevant for the current project.
  • The quality of the applicant’s master thesis.
  • Personal characteristics relevant to postgraduate education, such as the ability to work independently and structured.

Oral and written skills in English is required. Swedish knowledge is a merit.

For further information on specific doctoral studies see,

General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

As part of our efforts to promote equality in the technology and engineering industries, we encourage applications from women. In cases where the applicant’s qualifications are equal, the underrepresented gender will be prioritized.

Information

Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%.

For further information about the position, please contact:

Nina Lintzén, +46 920 491747, nina.lintzen@ltu.se
Jan Laue, +46 920 491288, jan.laue@ltu.se

Union representatives:

SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 christer.gardelli@ltu.se  
OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

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

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

Application

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

Reference number: LTU-5080-2019

Last day of application: 2019-12-15

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Post expires on Sunday December 15th, 2019

PhD student positions in Economics Lulea

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We are looking for three to four PhD students in Economics within a new Research School at Luleå University of Technology’s Social Sciences Division. As a PhD student within the Research School you will be part of the Division’s research environment, which has some 50 employees. You will be placed in the Economics group, which has around 15 employees. Other PhD students in the Research School are in the fields of Economics, Political Science, Jurisprudence and History.

The Research School will start during the 2019/2020 academic year. Its overarching theme is the study of how society can realise the global Sustainable Development Goals (UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development), which will require new forms of collaboration, new business models, new technologies, changes in legislation, reassessed norms, and different societal policies and policy instruments. Changes like these will create winners and losers and will entail important goal and value conflicts.

Research at the Social Sciences Division is oriented towards natural resource, environmental and energy issues and frequently takes place in a multidisciplinary environment where academic subjects from the Faculty of Science and Technology also participate. We strive for a clear international perspective in our research education and research.

Subject description
Economics concerns the study of how society can be organised to make efficient use of scarce resources. Research focuses on the economics of natural resources, energy and the environment. It applies microeconomic theories to study the behaviour of energy and raw material markets as well as how these markets are influenced by public policy.

Duties
As a PhD student, you are expected to be part of the research environment at the Division. This means gaining practical research experience by way of publishing scientific papers in journals and presenting at national and international conferences. You will also take PhD courses, some of which will be directly connected to the Research School. You may also have the opportunity of assuming the role of teacher. An individual study plan will be set up for your PhD path and will be followed up at the end of each semester.

You will be based in Luleå, but your PhD studies will also entail taking courses elsewhere. You will also need to travel for research and conferences. These academic ventures will help you develop valuable contacts both within Sweden and internationally. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to influence Departmental and Divisional activities, and we therefore value people with initiative and drive.

A PhD student’s work is problem-oriented. You will develop your skills in identifying, delimiting, formulating and addressing economic problems. You will also develop your skills in working on theoretical and analytical issues.

Qualifications
For eligibility as a PhD student in Economics, you will need a Master’s or other advanced degree in Economics, as well as good skills in oral and written communication in English.

Selection criteria
Selection and ranking among applicants will consider each student’s ability to complete research studies. Applicants will be assessed not only according to their qualifications in respect of the depth and breadth of their previous studies, but also as regards their critical and analytical abilities in terms of scientific output, such as their thesis work from undergraduate and advanced levels and, where applicable, other scientific output.

As part of your application you should submit your thesis/dissertation from your advanced studies. The scientific and linguistic qualities of the thesis/dissertation will be an additional assessment criterion.

Apart from the above, the following criteria will be used to assess candidates for the positions:

  • Good methodological skills, especially in environmental and natural resource economics
  • Good collaborative skills, and
  • Interest in, and ability in respect of, cooperating across disciplinary boundaries.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of humanities and social sciences

Information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Salary is paid in accordance with current agreements. We look positively on you being able to get started as soon as possible. For further information, please contact: For further information about the position, please contact Jesper Stage (Professor and Chair of the Economics group, phone + 46 920 493445, email jesper.stage@ltu.se) or Jerry Blomberg (Head of Division, phone + 46 920 492335, email jerry.blomberg@ltu.se).

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 christer.gardelli@ltu.se OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

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

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


Application
We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below. Along with submitting your research proposal, a CV, suggested references, sample(s) of your work and certified copies of your academic certificates, you should include a personal letter motivating your interest in this research project.

Your application and your academic diploma must to be written in Swedish or English. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Reference number: 5015-2019
Last day of application: January 15, 2020

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Post expires on Wednesday January 15th, 2020

PhD position in Computer Science

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-03264/2019

Örebro University is currently offering research study opportunities on the doctoral programme in Computer Science. For the successful candidate, the programme will conclude with the award of the Degree of Doctor Philosophy in Computer Science. The start date of the programme is in the autumn of 2019 or spring of 2020.

1 PhD position on Machine Learning for Coaching Robots.

This position is funded by the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP, wasp-sweden.org), a major Swedish national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment in autonomous systems and software development, with the ambition to advance Sweden into an internationally recognized and leading position in these areas.

The research topic for this PhD position is to devise and implement new artificial intelligence-based  systems for companion robots. The robots are aimed to coach people in order to improve their mental well-being and their quality of life. Example coaching activities include suggesting music to relax, calling a friend, waking up on time, etc. The robot should look for the best moment to intervene during the daily activities of people. Therefore, a key component will be the long-term learning of activities of daily life of people through pro-active perception and interaction with the user, with main focus on machine learning algorithms. Additional capabilities of the companion robot include navigation, people detection, planning, and human-robot interaction among others.

Target populations of this system include elderly people living independently, and people at risk of developing negative mental states (stress, anxiety, and depression), among others.

The PhD candidate is expected to collaborate with other lab members working in related topics, and to have an open attitude toward multi-disciplinary research and toward working with end-users.

Online information

Information on admission to the programme, application form, the general syllabus for the subject, the Regulations Handbook, and other information can be found on Örebro University’s webpage for research student information: www.oru.se. You can find information about ”How to apply for admission to doctoral studies” below.

For more information on the programme and the post, please contact the supervisor Oscar Martinez Mozos. Homepage:  www.detcp.upct.es/Personal/OMartinez), email: omozos@gmail.com or the head of the unit Prof. Amy Loutfi +46 19 30 11 16 (amy.loutfi@oru.se).

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

The programme

The successful candidate is offered a place on the research study programme concluding with the Degree of Doctor. The programme comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. Extensions to the study period are granted for instance to compensate for any sick leave and parental leave.

Information on programme content and organisation can be found in the general syllabus for the subject.

Doctoral studentships

The position is offered as a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme. Duties such as teaching, administration and research other than the student’s own thesis project may be included, however with no more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. To compensate for time spent on such duties, extensions to the programme length and funding period will be granted. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is 26 900 SEK per month.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to research studies, applicants are required to meet general and specific entry requirements. In addition, they shall be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject.

Applicants meet the general entry requirements for research studies if they

  1. have been awarded a qualification at the Master’s level, or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (four years) of which at least 60 credits (one year) were awarded at the Master’s level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible. The university may permit exemptions from the entry requirements for individual applicants, if there are special grounds.

For applicants to meet the specific entry requirements for research studies in the subject, the following applies: A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes in the subject if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering or a one-year Master’s degree from a programme within the subject field or related subjects, or if he or she has received a passing grade of at least 120 credits, including an independent project on the second cycle, in a main field of study of relevance to the computer science field.

Applicants who have acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meet the specific entry requirements. Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible.

The assessment whether an applicant has such ability in other respects to benefit from the programme shall be made based on prior courses and programmes taken by the applicant, on other previous activities, as well as on the essays and other independent projects of a scholarly nature that have been submitted by the applicant. Good communication skills both in speaking and in writing in English is required.

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the research studies shall be taken into account (see the university’s selection criteria, annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject). If applicants are found to have equal qualifications, preference will be given to applicants of the underrepresented sex. The term underrepresented sex here refers to if and when the share of either female or male students enrolled on the research study programme in the subject amounts to less than 40 per cent.

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

When applying for admission to research studies, always attach the following documents:

  • The form: Application form for admission to research studies.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Proof of completed higher education, if applicable degree certificates.
  • Independent project (degree project).
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • A brief description of research interests

As a general rule, applications and enclosures should be written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish. Documents written in other languages must be translated into Swedish or English by an authorised translator. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (www.kammarkollegiet.se).

When assessing higher education credentials from abroad, Örebro University follows the principles for validation applied by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR). Applicants with higher education qualifications from abroad are recommended to contact UHR (www.uhr.se) to have their qualifications assessed.

An application for admission to the programme is by default also an application for a doctoral studentship.

The application deadline is 2019-11-30. We look forward to receiving your application!

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Post expires on Saturday November 30th, 2019

PhD student positions in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lulea

Ref 5019-2019

The research subject Entrepreneurship and Innovation is seeking a PhD student within the framework of a newly started research school in Industrial Engineering and Management at Luleå University of Technology. As a doctoral student in the research school, you become part of the research environment within the Industrial Engineering and Management department with about sixty employees. You are placed within the subject group for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and are part of the graduate school together with doctoral students in Accounting and Management, Quality Technology and Logistics and Industrial Marketing. The graduate school will start during the fall 2019 and spring 2020.

Entrepreneurship and innovation at Luleå University of Technology was established in 2006 and today has about 20 employees with a broad competence base. Our goal is to be an international center for the development and dissemination of future ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurship and innovation include organizational development with a particular focus on business development based on innovative products, services and production solutions, as well as ways of managing and organizing businesses. The research group collaborates with large national and international companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), policy makers and other research groups. Research results are produced in close collaboration with industry and other community actors. To strengthen our research in business model innovation, we are now seeking a PhD student.

Subject description
Entrepreneurship and Innovation comprises organizational development with a specific focus on firm development based on innovative products, services, production solutions or management modes.

Project description
The Swedish industry faces major challenges as new technologies related to AI, automation, electrification and digitization radically change the way in which companies create and deliver value. These technological transformations provide opportunities for companies to grow and realize the vision towards sustainable industry, i.e. simultaneously realizing economic, social and environmental benefits. To meet these visions, companies need to innovate their offerings, business models, and organizational configurations. Also, companies needs to increasingly look beyond organizational boundaries and form new kinds of collaboration with ecosystem partners. Of particular interest are innovative small and medium sized firms (SMEs) that drive change in the ecosystem and promote regional growth. The project will involve collaboration with industry addressing practically rooted problems. A specific focus will be placed on process- and manufacturing industries as they account for a large number of CO2 emissions, are present in the region, and currently face important pressure to develop and incorporate more sustainable technologies. Key issues will be focusing on how new radical technologies, such as AI or blockchain or new production technologies can be applied for increasing value creation and diminishing environmental impact. The project also includes creating a basis for industrial development and communicating this with participating companies through workshops, training courses, manuals and academic publications.

Duties
A PhD student position involves being part of a research group where you, in collaboration with others conduct scientific work. It includes collecting and analyzing data, and writing scientific articles, together with others in the research group and individually. The PhD student will also be a part of the newly started Research school of industrial management at LTU, which has sustainability and digitalization as the overall themes. In total, about ten doctoral students will be recruited to the research school in 2019 and 2020. The scientific work for this PhD student position will be conducted within the above-described project, and the PhD students will be responsible for relationship building and interaction with industrial partners. A PhD student position also involves participating in research courses, presenting research nationally and internationally, and participating in seminar activities within the research group. In the doctoral student position, departmental duties such as teachers can also be included (max 20%). Completed postgraduate education after a corresponding four-year full-time postgraduate education (consisting of both approved postgraduate courses and an independent doctoral thesis) results in a doctoral degree in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates who preferably has a master’s degree in business administration or in industrial engineering and management or equivalent. You have a strong interest in the research project/topics described above. The position requires good knowledge of oral and written communication in English. Good knowledge of the Swedish language is a merit. At the same time as the position requires good ability to work closely with the rest of the project group, it also requires a strong own drive to be able to independently plan and manage one’s own work and be responsible for carrying out tasks within given time frames. Being a PhD student is about developing new knowledge and therefore creativity and ability to handle uncertainty and ambiguity is needed. The industrial nature of the research project with many partner companies requires that you have high social skills and are good at managing different stakeholders’ expectations.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology 

Information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Salary is paid in accordance with current agreements. We look positively on you being able to get started as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact: Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vinit Parida, +46 920-49 2469, vinit.parida@ltu.se and PhD candidate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Lina Lindh, +46 920-492119, lina.linde@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 christer.gardelli@ltu.se or OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

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

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

Application
We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below. In the application you attach a personal letter reflecting on the theme of the project (about one to two A4 pages) and why you are an appropriate doctoral student for this project. CV / CV, diploma (or certificate of result) and an essay / report / ex-job or other text that you have written that shows your scientific competence must be attached. CV and personal letter must be written in English. Please mark your application with the reference number below. The diploma must be written in Swedish or English.

Reference number: 5019-2019
Last day of application:
January 10, 2020

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Post expires on Friday January 10th, 2020

PhD Student in Medical Sciences, focus on imaging and image analysis Linkoping

Ref LiU-2019-03778

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

The Department of Medical and Health Sciences conducts teaching and research across a wide range of medical disciplines and is noted for its interdisciplinary profile. The aim of the department’s operations is to provide relevant training against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving healthcare sector and a society in constant flux.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/imh

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as
PhD student in Health Sciences, cardiovascular imaging and image analysis
formally based at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medical and Health Sciences

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

Description of thesis project ”Advanced quantitative imaging and image analysis for improved risk-assessment in vascular disease”
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a versatile technique that permits quantification and visualization of blood flow in the heart and greater vessels. The cardiovascular MRI research group at Linköping University is world leading in this area. 

Clinical assessment of vascular diseases such as constrictions and widenings (aneurysms) are currently largely based on measurements of the vessel diameter. In this project, we use MRI to acquire multidimensional information about blood flow and develop analysis methods that makes it possible to take much more than the vessel diameter into account when assessing vascular disease. The methods we develop are applied in selected patient groups with for example constrictions in the carotid arteries or aneurysms in the aorta. 

Consequently, the PhD thesis project involves development of imaging and/or image analysis methods to assess the interrelationship between abnormal blood flow and vascular diseases such as constrictions or aneurysms. Depending on the candidate’s profile, the thesis work can focus on development of MRI methods, fluid dynamics, image processing and/or image analysis. 

The thesis work will be conducted in the multi-disciplinary research group for cardiovascular MRI (www.liu.se/cmr) at the Center for medical image science and visualization (CMIV).

The project will be conducted at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medical and Health Sciences.

Qualifications
The applicant should have a master’s degree in biomedical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or similar. Good communication skills in verbal and written English are required, as is the capacity to collaborate and work independently in collaborative projects. Good communication skills in Swedish are considered a merit. The applicant should have good skills in computer programming, especially in Matlab or similar. Experience in work involving MRI and or fluid dynamics, especially when directed at cardiovascular applications, is considered a merit. The applicant should be highly motivated to undergo PhD studies.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies. Read more here

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

Starting date 
By agreement.

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest December 9th 2019.

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

Main Supervisor: Docent Petter Dyverfeldt

Professor responsible for the research discipline: Professor Carl-Johan Carlhäll

Other information: January 1st 2020 will this PhD position be moved to the Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, supervisor and responsible for the research discipline will still be the same.

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Petter Dyverfeldt

universitetslektor

+46 13 28 67 86

petter.dyverfeldt@liu.se

Carl-Johan Carlhäll

Professor

+46 10 103 70 25

carljohan.carlhall@liu.se

Christine Ericsson

HR Partner

+46 13 28 66 97

christine.ericsson@liu.se

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Post expires on Monday December 9th, 2019

PhD student (licentiate) in theoretical and computational physics Linkoping

Ref IFM-2019-00547

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

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

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student (licentiate) in theoretical and computational physics
formally based at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM).

Duties
We perform research in theoretical and computational physics in the areas of materials design and informatics. Our research is aimed at increased understanding of the theory of materials and has applications in the development of new materials, for example, for energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. The work spans areas of mathematical physics, quantum mechanics, numerical methods, programming, and the use of informatics and AI methods in materials research.
Ongoing research projects include the development of theoretical methods for the computational prediction of materials properties, execution of high-throughout calculations on supercomputers aimed at design of new materials, development of software for automated computation, analysis, and data curation in large scale databases, and the use of informatics and machine learning/AI-based methods on materials data.

The work as a PhD student includes independent work and close collaboration with other researchers and students at the department. You will take part in our joint seminars and other research group activities.

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

Qualifications
Applicants should have a relatively recent civil engineering degree, or corresponding degree on the advanced level with completed courses corresponding to, at least, 240 ECTS of which at least 60 ECTS are on advanced level, or equivalent. The degree should be in physics with a specialization of courses in theoretical physics and/or materials physics with good grades. A transcript showing courses and grades should be included with the application.

The position is not meant for those with substantially more experience, e.g., by already having a doctoral degree. Courses, diploma works, projects, and other documented experience that is shown in the application in the areas of computational and theoretical work in physics, machine learning, and work with mathematical derivation and physics models is strongly meriting. Knowledge in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, phase diagrams, crystallography, and group theory is also meriting. 

Experience of programming in the programming language Python is a requirement, and programming in other languages is meriting. The application should include a description of the level of programming in general, and specifically in Python, with concrete examples of software that the applicant has written or contributed to. Contributions to publicly available program code (e.g., in open source projects) are meriting, and if available, links to such contributions should be included in the application.

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

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. The employment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. For an appointment that ends with a licentiate degree, the total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of two years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement.

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest December 9, 2019.

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Rickard Armiento

Senior lecturer

+46 13 28 12 49

rickard.armiento@liu.se

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Post expires on Monday December 9th, 2019

PhD student in Medical science Linkoping

Ref IKE-2019-00639

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

The Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE) is one of the university’s largest departments, with operations mainly in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Our aim is to engage in medical and biomedical education and research of high international standing. At undergraduate level the department is responsible for most of the medical programme, the speech and language pathology programme and the medical biology programme.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ike

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as PhD student in Medical science formally based at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE)

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

As a PhD student you will participate in the project: “Circuits and molecular mechanisms of inflammation-induced malaise and aversion”.

The candidate will investigate the neural circuits activated in states of sickness. Particular focus will be on how the melanocortin and the serotonergic systems are involved. The position entails collaborative work within a team of scientists with different backgrounds and nationalities. The education of the PhD student will also involve time spent abroad.

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

Description of qualificationsProspective candidate should be highly motivated and have some experience with the research process. Background knowledge and understanding of neurobiology as well as the biology of the immune system is required. Deeper knowledge within the specific field of the research group is meriting but not required. Extensive practical experience in animal handling and behavioral analysis in rodents is required. This should include the use of video-tracking in behavioral analysis. Strong communication skills in English are required, as well as an ability to work independently in a collaborative setting.

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

Starting date 
By agreement.

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest December 2, 2019. Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Egual Opportunities

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

David Engblom

Senior lecturer

+46 10-103 84 48

david.engblom@liu.se

Annelie Lindström

Director of doctoral studies

+46 (0)13 28 68 71

annelie.lindstrom@liu.se

Fanny Zetterdahl

HR manager

+46 13 28 23 61

fanny.zetterdahl@liu.se

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Post expires on Monday December 2nd, 2019

Post doctor in Electronic systems with focus on automation and digitalization of production Lulea

Ref 5081-2019

The EISLAB division of the Department of Electrical and Space Engineering conducts research on resource-constrained embedded systems within five technology areas; sensor systems, electronics design, the Internet of Things (IoT), software systems for the digitalization of industrial systems, embedded electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electronics production. EISLAB also conducts research on machine learning.

The Internet of Things and decentralized software systems for industrial automation is an active area of research within the field of Electronic systems at EISLAB. Research in this area focuses on resource-constrained IoT platforms and how System of Systems (SoS) technologies can be used to meet the challenges of industrial production automation.

The research includes models and architectures for large scale and intelligent cyber-physical systems (CPS), security, software defined systems and interaction between systems, as well as flexibility, adaptability, availability and scalability of SoS.

EISLAB are involved in several large European projects on distributed system construction with a focus on IoT, SoS and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). Collaboration with industry is conducted via research centers such as ProcessIT (process automation), CDT (telecom), CISS (security) and CASTT (automotive).

Subject description
Electronics systems include electronics design, measurement technology and electromagnetic compatibility for control, monitoring and instrumentation of technical processes and systems, with close connection to applications and applied research.

Project description
The positions include research related to interaction between large number cyber physical systems (CPS) to complete tasks in industrial applications. Of specific interest are e.g. operational management, security management, cross-domain architectures, maintenance management, solution engineering. Results are expected to support emerging SoS frameworks like e.g. Arrowhead Framework.

Duties
The position typically involves working in collaboration with both academia and industrial partners in Europe. Collaboration with industry in the form of both future product owners and users is thus important and includes close cooperation with the software and automation industry. In this, you will work closely with other LTU researchers and take part in the supervision of doctoral students. The position mainly includes work in research projects. Teaching and pedagogical development work are also included.

The holder of the position is expected to contribute in

  • Research within funded projects in collaboration with other senior researchers at EISLAB as well as postgraduate and civil engineering students.
  • Financing activities defined in collaboration with the chaired professor and the division head.
  • Education at the university at engineering, civil engineering and postgraduate education levels, teaching and supervision.
  • Contribute to a healthy and forward-looking work climate at the division EISLAB, SRT and Luleå University of Technology.

Qualifications
To be a qualified applicant, the applicant must have a doctorate or equivalent foreign degree in CPS, distributed computer systems, computer science, digitalization / automation systems, or the like. In the first instance, it should be considered that a doctorate has been awarded for a maximum of three years before the end of the application period.

Experience in international research collaboration, university-level teaching in Swedish and English, and good programming skills are a merit for the service.

Information
The position is limited to 2 years. For further information, please contact: Associate Professor Ulf Bodin, head of division EISLAB, tel +46 920 49 3036, ulf.bodin@ltu.se Professor and head of subject Jerker Delsing, tel +46 920 49 1898, jerker.delsing@ltu.se

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

About EISLAB: http://www.ltu.se/research/subjects/EISLAB-industriell-elektronik?l=en

About the university: http://www.ltu.se/?l=en

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

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

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

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

Reference number: 5081-2019              

Final day to apply: 5 January, 2020

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Post expires on Sunday January 5th, 2020

PhD student Architecture – Fossil free transport solutions for passenger transport in rural areas Lulea

Ref 5160-2019

The research group in Architecture works with projects where physical planning, traffic, planning for sustainable development and balancing efficiency and democratic planning processes are included. We work with several related areas such as planning, urban de-velopment, transport, architecture and cultural environments. The scale varies from detailed level to larger planning structures.

We are looking for a PhD student to work in the field of architecture and urban plan-ning at Luleå University of Technology. The PhD student will work with sustainable and fossil free transport solutions for passenger transport in rural areas.

Duties
The doctoral student employment refers to studies within the existing project fossil free transport solutions for passenger transport in rural areas, funded by the Swedish Transport Administration. The overall purpose of the project is to study the different ways of individual transport in rural areas: car, public transport, bicycle, walking and moped, etc., and analyzed based on the following types of questions in relation to the purpose of the travel:
– How does individual/passenger transport work today?
– What is the need / interest of the different types of transport?
– How can more sustainable and fossil-independent transport be designed? Combina-tions of transport types?

Working as a PhD student involves both collaborating in research groups of research projects and working independently with the subproject. There are good opportunities to form daily tasks as well as research questions.

Fulltime fixed term employment for 4 years, located in Luleå. Department duties such as tuition in the department’s courses, as well as other joint duties may also be added (up to maximum 20 % of fulltime). The employment may then be extended up to a maxi-mum of 5 years. The planned start for the appointment is beginning of year 2020.

Qualifications
In order to qualify for the position, you must have completed an MSc in Architecture, Traffic or Physical Planning or have completed equivalent international education.

Selection for postgraduate studies takes place according to the ability to qualify for edu-cation, as well as grades and other qualifications. Analytical ability as well as ability in expressing themselves well in speech and writing, as well as ability to explain complex concepts comprehensively, are important both in research and in education. Good knowledge in Swedish language is required when the research assignment requires read-ing of documents and contacts in Swedish with officials and residents. Good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing, is required for international contacts in the subject area, as well as for international publication and participation in conferences. Postgraduate education is an independent work, while it is part of the research team’s joint work, why capacity for both independent work and in group will be assessed.

The application must be accompanied by text from previous scientific writing.

The following assessment criteria apply to the position (weighted equally):
– Analytical ability
– Demonstrated ability to write scientific text
– Proven ability for independent work and in groups
– Proven collaborative ability

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Information
For further information about the position, please contact
Charlotta Johansson tel.nr.: +46 (0)920-491867, E-post: Charlotta.M.Johansson@ltu.se
Glenn Berggård tel.nr. +46 (0)920-491711, E-post: Glenn.Berggard@ltu.se

Union representatives:
SACO-S Christer Gardelli, 0920-49 18 09 christer.gardelli@ltu.se
OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

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

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

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

Reference number:LTU-5160-2019
Deadline for application: December 12, 2019

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Post expires on Sunday December 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Robust audio compression and streaming of multi-channel audio for sound field control

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a position as postdoc in Robust audio compression and streaming of multi-channel audio for sound field control is open for appointment from February 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for 36 months.The Department of Electronic Systems is one of the largest departments at Aalborg University with a total of more than 250 employees. The department is internationally recognized in particular for its contributions within Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The research and teaching of the Department of Electronic Systems focus on electronic engineering and the activity areas are organized in the sections: Antennas, Propagation and Millimetre-wave Systems section (APMS), Automation Control section (Control), Connectivity section (CNT), Signal and Information Processing section (SIP), Wireless Communication Networks section (WCN) and Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI).The department focuses on maintaining a close interplay with the university’s surroundings – locally, nationally and internationally – as well as producing unique basic research and educating talented and creative engineers. The department collaborates with leading ICT researchers all over the world.

Job description

We seek to appoint a PostDoc to take part in research and knowledge exchange in the research project Interactive Sound Zones for Better Living (ISOBEL).

The aim of the ISOBEL project is to enable control of reproduced sound in domestic and health care environments. The approach is to reproduce specific audio content (e.g. music) in particular spatial regions of the room, so called sound zones. These sound zones are dynamic and interactive relative to the audio content and the requirements of the occupants of the zones. The sound zones are created using multiple synchronized wireless loudspeakers, which in unison create the desired sound field. The sound field is measured using microphones at given positions in the room and extrapolated to the regions of interest before being used for online adaptation of the control algorithm..

The main purpose of this postdoc project is to analyze and design new streaming strategies in order to achieve robust and synchronized streaming of audio to multiple loudspeakers in health care and domestic environments. The project involves designing new adaptive network codes for multicast and multi-hop networks that considers the dynamics of the communication environment, the audio signals, and the user requirements. A possible direction could be to design joint source-channel codes for multi-cast environments

You may obtain further professional information from Professor (MSO) Jan Østergaard, email: jo@es.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 Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7553

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: 15 December 2019
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Sunday December 15th, 2019