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Doctoral candidate position in Fluvial Research

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Water and Environmental Engineering Research Group at Department of Built Environment, Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for


Doctoral candidate position in Fluvial Research

Research area and responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with a project titled “Reconstruction of river system – impacts of dam removals on hydro-morphodynamics and ecosystems (RECRIVER)”. The project will focus on analysing hydrological, geomorphological and ecological effects of three consecutive dam removals and related river restoration (Hiitolanjoki River case study site) and prepare guidelines for further follow-up impact studies. By applying field measurement and modelling methods, the doctoral candidate will determine, how the river morphodynamics and fluvial processes change when the river transforms from a fragmented one into freely flowing river system. The responses to water quality and sediment loading, and further to aquatic habitats will be analysed during the years immediately after dam removals. In addition to analysing the impacts of dam removals, the research includes future hydro-morphodynamic simulations under changing seasonal environmental conditions of the restored river.The research plan will be formulated together with the candidate, depending on his/her interests and expertise. The candidate must have a high motivation for research and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team. The work requires participation in field measurement campaigns and their designing, application of a variety of numerical models and spatial data sets, writing of scientific publications and collaboration within the research team. The work is done in collaboration with the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and the University of Eastern Finland, with whom pilot data have been collected from pre-dam removal conditions.

Requirements: A prospective student is expected to fulfill the following requirements.

Applicants must have a completed Master of Science degree in a related field.

A strong background in hydrological sciences and computational methods is required.

Familiarity with morphodynamic models, water quality models, hydrological modeling and spatial analyses is an asset.

Knowledge of geoinformatics, quantitative analysis and programming skills are considered as an asset.

Ability to work in a team, and willingness to learn.

Very good English proficiency.The applicant must fulfil the requirements for entitlement to do doctoral studies at Aalto University: https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply

Expectations: The applicant is expected to:

Publish in top journals and scientific conferences

Participate in research proposal preparation

Conduct and design field measurement campaigns

Participate in modelling and field measurement approach development

Guide MSc students 

Research environment:
The successful candidate will work under supervision of Assistant Professor Eliisa Lotsari. The successful applicant will have the possibility to cooperate with world-class researchers, participate in developing measurement and modelling approaches within unique dam removal environment, and attend scientific conferences and meetings. Moreover, the research group provides strong support and academic freedom, with possibilities for transdisciplinary collaboration with national and international partners from academia, industry and public sector.

Employment:
The position is at the Department of Built Environment and includes limited amount of work as a teaching assistant (5%). The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years. After two years there is a midterm review, and the extension is subject to advance of studies and research. The position should start in fall (September/October) 2021 and is full-time work. Total annual work time 1612 h (no office hours). Starting salary is 2540 €.The contract includes occupational health services, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Among European cities, Helsinki and Espoo are special in being clean, safe, and close to nature, with a high standard of living. English is spoken everywhere. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university/international-staff-information-package.

To apply, an application must include:
CV including list of possible publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max two A4 pages)

Motivation Letter with a summary of previous research experience (master thesis for example) and a statement explaining the suitability of the candidate for the applied doctoral position (maximum two A4 pages)

A copy of master´s and bachelor´s degree certificates and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English. An English abstract or summary of the MSc thesis

A proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English, if the applicant is not a native speaker of or educated in any of them.All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with the order specified above).

The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply) by 11 August 2021.

Email applications will not be taken into account. The application materials will not be returned.Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not applied during the application period.

For more information
General information about doctoral studies at Aalto University can be found at the “Into” page (https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply). For additional information, please contact Assistant Professor Eliisa Lotsari (E-mail: eliisa.s.lotsari@aalto.fi) before 17.6.2021. In recruitment process related questions please contact HR Coordinator Kirsi Kärkkäinen (E-mail: kirsi.karkkainen@aalto.fi) before 2.7.2021.More about Aalto University:Aalto.fi
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Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. At Aalto we are dedicated to societally meaningful research, artistic work and education, with the aim of tackling the complex challenges of our time. We are a community of 4000 faculty and experts and 11 000 students. 40% of our academic staff is international.Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Post expires on Wednesday August 11th, 2021

Doctoral student in Computer Science, BPF Security and Safety in Linux

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Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Karlstad University, Sweden, is now accepting applications for a doctoral studentship leading to a PhD with a specialisation in BPF security and safety in Linux. The position is a collaboration between the Distributed Systems and Communications (DISCO) and Privacy and Security (PriSec) research groups at Karlstad University and Red Hat Research.

Research within DISCO includes the development of transport and application layer protocols, techniques for low-latency communication, performance measurement and monitoring, and the design of future 5G wireless systems including the use of NFV/SDN and cloud-based RAN and core networks. PriSec does research on a variety of topics ranging from interdisciplinary research on usable security and privacy to traffic analysis and contributions to the Tor Project. Ongoing research includes explainability of privacy-preserving machine learning and improved low-cost traffic analysis attacks using side channels (e.g. involving DNS).

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat contributes to many applied research projects relevant in the open source world, including high-performance programmable networking solutions using technologies such as eXpress Data Path (XDP) and Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF).

The usage of BPF in the context of Linux is rapidly evolving and expanding with a growing community. In parallel, efforts to improve the security of Linux (e.g. kernel lockdown mode) pose challenges to the secure and safe use of user-space provided BPF.

Duties

A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral programme comprises 240 higher education credits, including the doctoral thesis.

The position is focused on security and safety of Linux systems in a BPF-powered hybrid user space/kernel world. The work includes threat modelling, extending the BPF verifier, memory safety concerns, and interactions between BPF and features of the Linux kernel such as kernel lockdown mode and cgroups. A key activity is to better understand when (and potentially where in the kernel) BPF is clearly safe or unsafe to use, and work towards expanding the safe use of BPF by investigating possible solutions to the identified barriers.

The doctoral student is expected to carry out research in this area by combining security evaluations with the design of new security mechanisms as well as practical experiments and implementation. Knowledge and/or experience within one or more of the areas of kernel programming, practical work with Linux/Unix, security evaluations (e.g. threat modelling, vulnerability research), security engineering, and data analysis are therefore valuable qualifications. Excellent programming skills are required.

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

As per the agreement between Karlstad University and Red Hat Research, research results from the collaboration shall be made freely available to the public. In particular, developed software should be released under suitable open-source licences and publications made available as open access.

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the general and specific entry requirements (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7, Sect. 35).

To meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have been awarded a second-cycle qualification; satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle; or acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap 7, Sect. 39).

To meet the specific entry requirements, the applicant must hold a Degree of Master (60 or 120 ECTS credits) in Computer Science, hold a Degree of Master of Science in Computer Engineering, or in some other way have acquired equivalent knowledge, in the country or abroad.

Admission and assessment criteria

To be eligible for doctoral studies, the applicant must be considered to have the ability required to benefit from the course or study programme (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7, Sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessments with a focus on the intended duties. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Terms

Upon admission to doctoral studies, the person will be offered the appointment of doctoral student (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 5, Sect. 3). The doctoral studentship is a fixed-term position comprising four years of full-time studies. If the doctoral student accepts additional duties in research, teaching, or administration that are not included in the doctoral studies, the term duration can be extended by up to one year. These duties may not account for more than 20% of full-time.

The start date is 1 September 2021, or as negotiated.

The salary for the doctoral studentship corresponds to the standard level of salary for doctoral students at Karlstad University.

Further information

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

Application

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Include at least two references, at least one of which should be from a current or previous supervisor or equivalent.

The application should include:

  • A cover letter where the applicant details the reasons behind their interest in the position
  • A list of qualifications (CV)
  • Degree certificate with a complete transcript of the courses included, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates
  • Copy of Master’s thesis (60 or 120 ECTS credits) or similar
  • Where applicable, copies of publications or certificates for other qualifications
  • Contact details for at least two references

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

Send non-electronic documents to:

Karlstad University

Att. Maria Möller

Faculty of Health, Science and Technology

651 88 Karlstad Sweden

Label all documents included in your application with the reference number, REK 2021/111.

Application deadline: 31 August 2021

We look forward to your application!

HR Excellence in Research
Karlstad University received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and it’s continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university’s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favorable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4r

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 September 2021, or as negotiated.
SalaryStandard level of salary for doctoral students at Karlstad University
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
ContactTobias Pulls, 054 700 2475Anna Brunström, 054 700 1795
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404
Last application date31.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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PhD students in Quantum Nanophotonics


Our ambitious goal at Chalmers is to build a useful quantum computer. The complexity of today’s quantum computers must be increased massively to solve problems of practical significance in chemistry, medicine, and others. We are forming a new interdisciplinary team exploring nanoscale optical and superconducting devices to help increase the power of quantum processors. We are seeking motivated PhD students to join us in a unique endeavor at the cutting edge of integrated photonics and quantum engineering.

Information about WACQT, the project and the divisionThis project is part of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT), a 12-year, billion-SEK initiative started in 2018 with the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology, and to build a Swedish quantum computer. It is also funded by the European Research Council.

Building a quantum computer requires a multidisciplinary effort involving experimental and theoretical physicists, photonics and microwave engineers, computer scientists, software engineers, and researchers in materials science and nanotechnology. At Chalmers we are developing the quantum devices, control circuits, firmware, and fabrication methods required to make the quantum computer a reality.

Our approach to quantum computing uses high-fidelity cryogenic microwave qubits. However, it is currently impossible to connect the qubits well beyond a single refrigerator while preserving their fragile quantum properties – creating major challenges in scaling. Optical photons, with their long-distance and near-noiseless propagation along room-temperature fibers, are uniquely placed to tackle this challenge. We will study nanophotonic devices to connect several smaller quantum processors into a large quantum computer. Doing so, we will establish a new interdisciplinary team in photonics and quantum engineering.

Our new team is part of the Quantum Technology division of the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2). We work with the experimentalists in the Photonics division and the theorists at the Applied Quantum Physics division. The larger effort currently has about 50 researchers and is expanding rapidly. Our department hosts the state-of-the-art MC2 Nanotechnology Laboratory cleanroom, the largest such facility in Northern Europe. We have cutting-edge cryogenic, microwave and optical measurement capabilities at our disposal, including seven dilution fridges. We are in a position to build and operate large-scale quantum processors!

Major responsibilities
As a PhD student, your main responsibility is to conduct research. You will be expected to help develop the team and contribute with your creative ideas. The ideal candidate has experience with nanofabrication, photonics, cryogenics and/or superconducting circuits. 

Qualifications
To qualify for these positions you should have a Master’s degree in Photonics, Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, or equivalent by the starting date at the latest. Candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree may qualify in certain cases. You need to be fluent in English (spoken and written). 

We value a collaborative attitude and an interest in working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment, sharing best practices and assuming responsibility. Self-motivation, attention to detail, and a problem-solving analytical ability are important personal qualities for these positions.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years and your starting date is negotiable. We offer a competitive salary and excellent working conditions!

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210133 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other:
• Add web links to your three best publications or preprints (if any) and your thesis, if available. Add a short description (a few sentences) of each of your three best publications (if any) and your contributions to it.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

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

Application deadline: Applications are reviewed continuously. The positions are open until filled.

For questions, please contact:
Assistant Professor Raphaël Van Laer, QTL
E-mail: raphael.van.laer@chalmers.se

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



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


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Postdoc in Metabolic Engineering

Do you want to work with the latest methods and state-of-the-art equipment?

If you have a PhD centered on yeast metabolic engineering and you are looking for the just right place to unfold your skills and break new ground, now is your chance to act.

At DTU Biosustain we develop the next generation of biosustainable technologies using synthetic biology techniques. We create novel methods and technologies as a foundation for development of new environment-friendly products, better and less energy consuming manufacturing processes, new medical treatments, climate-friendly farming, etc. In other words, we try to solve some of the biggest challenges in the history of mankind, and you will get the chance to add your personal mark to this. The period of employment is 2 years, and especially during the second year you will have freedom to explore ideas of your own.

High-throughput metabolic engineering – development of novel yeast cell factories
Your will be part of a team of highly skilled Scientists that find yeast and metabolic engineering just as fascinating as yourself. Together with other team members, you will apply high-throughput metabolic engineering methods to improve enzymes and strains. You will use FACS as the screening method and various analytical techniques (GC-MS, LC-MS, HPLC) for validating improved small metabolite production. Your specific tasks will involve:

  • Literature review, hypotheses formulation, and experimental design
  • Wet-lab work with molecular biology, strain library construction, and high-throughput screening
  • Reporting results in peer-reviewed publications and presentations at conferences and meetings
  • Collaboration within the group and within the center, participation in international collaborations and outreach activities

Cross-organizational collaboration, knowledge sharing, and co-created publications are a part of our center’s DNA. As such, you must thrive in a very collaborative environment.

PhD with experience with CRISPR genome toolbox, yeast genome editing, and FACS
We are looking for Scientists that are able to turn ideas into tangible results based on good planning skills backed by good communication skills in written and spoken English. As we work with the latest data infrastructure consisting of data lake, data warehouse and institutional knowledge graph linking internal data with universal knowledge, you must be good at data handling and record-keeping. Additionally, your CV comprises:

  • A PhD degree
  • Hands-on experience with CRISPR genome toolbox, yeast genome editing, and FACS
  • Excellent track-record of scientific achievements (publications, patents, awards, grants, conference presentations, etc.)

Your new team
You will join 12 Scientists in a 50/50 split between PhD students and PostDocs. Our common focus is to develop novel yeast cell factories for the production of sustainable chemicals and natural products. We do so by applying advanced genome editing, metabolic modeling, and omics data analyses for data-guided strain design. Our environment is first and foremost characterized by respect and room for being the person you are, topped with helpfulness. If you need help, you will find it. If you want challenges, they are right in front of you. If you want to make a mark in the world for the better, you feel just like the rest of us.

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Prof. Irina Borodina at +45 2179 8657 or at irbo@biosustain.dtu.dk.

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

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

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than the 31 August 2021 (Danish time). 

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

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

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

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world. 

Deadline: 2021-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Center for Biosustainability

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Post expires on Tuesday August 31st, 2021

Postdocs in Quantum Nanophotonics


Our ambitious goal at Chalmers is to build a useful quantum computer. The complexity of today’s quantum computers must be increased massively to solve problems of practical significance in chemistry, medicine, and others. We are forming a new interdisciplinary team exploring nanoscale optical and superconducting devices to help increase the power of quantum processors. We are seeking experienced postdocs to join us in a unique endeavor at the cutting edge of integrated photonics and quantum engineering.

Information about WACQT, the project and the division
This project is part of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT), a 12-year, billion-SEK initiative started in 2018 with the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology, and to build a Swedish quantum computer. It is also funded by the European Research Council.

Building a quantum computer requires a multidisciplinary effort involving experimental and theoretical physicists, photonics and microwave engineers, computer scientists, software engineers, and researchers in materials science and nanotechnology. At Chalmers we are developing the quantum devices, control circuits, firmware, and fabrication methods required to make the quantum computer a reality.

Our approach to quantum computing uses high-fidelity cryogenic microwave qubits. However, it is currently impossible to connect the qubits well beyond a single refrigerator while preserving their fragile quantum properties – creating major challenges in scaling. Optical photons, with their long-distance and near-noiseless propagation along room-temperature fibers, are uniquely placed to tackle this challenge. We will study nanophotonic devices to connect several smaller quantum processors into a large quantum computer. Doing so, we will establish a new interdisciplinary team in photonics and quantum engineering.

Our new team is part of the Quantum Technology division of the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2). We work with the experimentalists in the Photonics division and the theorists at the Applied Quantum Physics division. The larger effort currently has about 50 researchers and is expanding rapidly. Our department hosts the state-of-the-art MC2 Nanotechnology Laboratory cleanroom, the largest such facility in Northern Europe. We have cutting-edge cryogenic, microwave and optical measurement capabilities at our disposal, including seven dilution fridges. We are in a position to build and operate large-scale quantum processors!

Major responsibilities
As postdoctoral researcher, your main responsibilities are to lead and conduct research, and to guide junior PhD students. You will be expected to help develop the team and contribute with your creative ideas. The ideal candidate has expertise in nanofabrication, photonics, cryogenics and superconducting circuits. Candidates with experience in some but not all of these will be considered. 

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1), with opportunities to extend beyond 2 years. Your starting date is negotiable. We offer a competitive salary and excellent working conditions!

Qualifications
To qualify for these positions you must have a PhD in Photonics, Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, or equivalent (by the starting date at the latest). You need to be fluent in English (spoken and written).

We value a collaborative attitude and an interest in working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment, sharing best practices and assuming responsibility. Self-motivation, attention to detail, and a problem-solving analytical ability are important personal qualities for these positions.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210134 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

Other:
• Add web links to your five best publications or preprints and your thesis, if available. Add a short description (a few sentences) of each of your five best publications and your contributions to it.
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

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

Application deadline: Applications are reviewed continuously. The positions are open until filled.

For questions, please contact:
Assistant Professor Raphaël Van Laer, QTL
E-mail: raphael.van.laer@chalmers.se

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



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


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Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Postdoc in Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Microscopy and Cell-Models

We wish to employ a postdoc within the framework of our highly interdisciplinary Center of Excellence – IDUN. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the cell-model activities in the Center, interacting with several team members working in different disciplines, such as optics, vibrational spectroscopy, biochemistry, biology, microfluidics, pharmacology and polymer science.

Coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy is increasingly being used to follow the uptake and distribution of pharmaceuticals in cells and tissues. Even the metabolism of administered compounds can be studied based on vibrational spectra, opening up entirely new perspectives for the study of drugs modes of action.

This position is on setting-up cell models in static conditions and in microfluidics (e.g. gut-on-a-chip) that mimic the intestinal barrier – with special focus on studying transport of protein drugs.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will be responsible for our in vitro cell-based drug transport studies using CARS microscopy. Additionally, you will be involved in evaluating drug transport using tissue samples from in vivo experiments. Our group has activities in micro/mm sized devices for oral drug delivery, which we now wish to supplement with fundamental studies on drug transport across the intestinal barrier. You will be modifying and optimizing our existing microfluidic devices for cell growth and use these devices for drug transport studies. These activities will be carried out in close collaboration with our microfabrication specialist, our cell-culturing team and our Raman microscopy expert. The work involves cell work, microfluidics and the development of CARS imaging methodologies plus hyper spectral CARS data analysis. You will be responsible for teaching activities at our summer schools as well as supervision of students.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). We seek a person who is in line with our IDUN values (www.idun.dtu.dk) and who is highly self-motivated and with a great flair for guiding students. Preferably, you have a PhD degree in optics, physics or biology with experience in non-linear optics (preferably Coherent Raman microscopy) and cell work. Experience with gut-on-a-chip models, hyper spectral data analysis (preferably MCR, cluster analysis or deep learning) and drug delivery is a plus. Ideally, you have previously worked in a multidisciplinary project and you have knowledge of delivery of proteins. You enjoy the interaction with team members, collaborators and students and you are a good communicator.  

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years with an expected start Fall 2021. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Scientist Oleksii Ilchenko (olil@dtu.dk), Senior Scientist Kinga Zor (kinzo@dtu.dk) and Professor Anja Boisen (aboi@dtu.dk). 

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 August 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Health Tech

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Post expires on Tuesday August 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship: The Impact of Spatio-Temporal Varying Wave fields on Offshore Wind Farm Performance

The Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) is seeking candidates for a 3-year PhD project within the Meteorology and Remote Sensing (MES) section.

DTU Wind Energy is a mission-driven university department with a vision to be the preferred university partner for the global wind energy sector. The department creates value for society through integration of research with edu- cation, innovation and research-based consultancy within key fields central to the development and use of wind energy.

You will be part of the international team carrying out research in the MES section where the working language is English. Our research in MES is ded- icated to investigate atmospheric flow phenomena related to wind resources, wind turbine site conditions, and atmospheric conditions in general.

Please look at www.vindenergi.dtu.dk for more details on the type of ac- tivities we undertake.

Context
Waves impact the atmosphere above them and the wind characteristics. Model- ing the effect of waves on the turbulent atmospheric boundary layer is complex, is an unresolved problem, and has implications, e.g., for marine and coastal meteorology, and offshore wind energy. The PhD candidate will work within a research project, which is seeking at the understanding of the effects of wave fields on the marine atmosphere and on the performance of offshore wind farms by physically modeling the wave fields in a numerical atmospheric model.

Responsibilities and tasks
The proposed PhD study will include:

  • Investigation on methods to implement varying terrain fields into a numer- ical weather prediction model, e.g., the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model
  • The assessment of the impact of spatio-temporal wave fields on the tur- bulent characteristics of the marine atmospheric boundary layer
  • The assessment of the impact of spatio-temporal wave fields on wind tur- bine performance, offshore wakes, and wind farm performance

A detailed project plan will be developed with the supervisors within the first three months after enrolment.

Qualifications
You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. The successful candidate is required to have:

  • Documented background in boundary-layer and/or wind-power meteorology
  • Documented background in numerical modeling of the atmosphere
  • Background in atmospheric turbulence is encouraged
  • Background in analysis of turbine response as well as wind farm performance is encouraged
  • Ability to work in a project team and take responsibility for own research goals
  • Fluency in communicating and reporting in English

The successful candidate must also fulfill the requirements for admission to a PhD program at DTU.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior Scientist Alfredo Pen˜a and Senior Scientist Andrea N. Hahmann from DTU.  

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 with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The workplace will be DTU Wind Energy, Risø Campus at Roskilde, Denmark.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientist Alfredo Pen˜a (aldi@dtu.dk).

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy on windenergy.dtu.dk/english.

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

Application procedure

Your complete online application must be submitted no later 1 September 2021 (Danish 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)

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

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind Energy

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Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

Postdoc in High-Performance 2D Magnetometer Devices

DTU seeks to employ a 2 ½ year postdoc (with possibility of extension), to carry out research in high-performance Extraordinary Magnetoresistance Devices for detecting extremely small magnetic fields generated by neuronal currents. Your job involves fabrication and characterisation of van der Waals heterostructures based on 2D materials (starting from graphene encapsulated with hexagonal boron nitride), with the possibility of using other 2D and 3D materials to increase the magnetic sensitivity. In collaboration with DTU Energy, novel shape optimization schemes will be used to further boost the performance by orders of magnitude. Your job also entails development of strategies for integration of multiple EMR sensors in arrays for spatially resolved measurements, and characterisation of the temporal resolution.

The main tasks are:

  • Design of EMR devices (shape and architecture) using combinations of 2D and 3D materials
  • Van der Waals assembly and device fabrication in controlled atmosphere
  • Electrical measurement of magnetic sensitivity and temporal response using physical neuron models
  • Development of scheme for realizing EMR sensor arrays

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to strengthen the departments competences within advanced device fabrication and integration. You will work closely with colleagues and students within the project BIOMAG, involving partners from DTU Physics, DTU Energy and Copenhagen University, as well as team members from the section NANOMADE – Nanoscale Materials and Devices.

Required qualifications

  • Experience with van der Waals assembly of 2D devices and submicron device fabrication
  • High level of understanding of 2D material and quantum transport physics.
  • Experience with small-signal electrical characterisation of nanoscale devices

General qualifications

  • Scientific production and research potential at international level
  • Independent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and language skills (English)
  • Experience with collaborations and team-based work style

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

The period of employment is 30 months, starting 1 January 2022.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Peter Bøggild, DTU Physics, pbog@dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Physics at www.fysik.dtu.dk/english

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 September 2021 (Danish Time).  Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

DTU Physics conducts cross-disciplinary research where micro- and nanotechnology is applied to a wide range of scientific disciplines (electronics, mechanics, chemistry, optics, fluidics, medical and biotechnology) as well as applications. The Nanoscale Materials and Devices section (NANOMADE) at DTU Physics is focused on basic and applied research, and with strong international collaborations. The 2D Electronic Materials group led by Peter Bøggild is involved in the EU Graphene Flagship and Centre of Excellence Center for Nanostructured Graphene.

Facilities available to the project include a world-class 1500 m2 cleanroom (DTU Nanolab) with best-in-class EBL system JEOL JBX9500, an advanved 200 nm resolution DUV stepper, Nanoimprint and plenty of nano- and microfabrication equipment as well as a state-of-the-art center for electron microscopy featuring top-of-line TEM and FIB-SEM. At our own department NANOMADE, we have installed a glove-box facility allowing vdW hetero-assembly and device fabrication to be carried out in protected atmosphere, from exfoliation, stacking, nanolithography, etching and metal deposition. In 2022, the facility will be expanded with a unique in-glovebox SwissLitho NanoFrazor Explore lithography system and RIE, essentially completing our “cleanroom in a glovebox” system for sensitive materials and contamination free vdW assembly. Finally, 9 MEuro facility for advanced materials (EMAT) is being installed by our project partners at DTU Energy, complementing our dedicated 2D device facility.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

Doctoral student in Media and Communication Studies

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Karlstad University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Department of Geography, Media and Communication

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

The Department of Geography, Media and Communication is accepting applications for a doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies. The department comprises Media and Communication Studies, Human Geography, Geography, and Tourism Studies. Several of the department’s researchers are internationally recognised as leaders in their respective fields, we regularly publish in highly-ranked international journals, and we have a thriving application culture. In recent years, we have secured funding from the Swedish Research Council, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ), the foundation Anderstiftelsen, and Forte, to name a few. Our visitors often remark on our excellent work climate, inspirational research environment, and world-class fika.

Background

Media and Communication Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and boasts an educational and research environment with strong appeal. The department offers bachelor-level studies within several programmes as well as master-level programmes. Transnational contacts and global perspectives are fundamental in our work. Bachelor studies are primarily conducted in our two major study programmes – Public Relations and Media and Communication. The latter features two tracks – Visual Communication and Design and Digital Media and Analysis. The department is also home to a newly-inaugurated international master programme called Geomedia Studies: Media, Mobility and Spatial Planning.

Research in Media and Communication Studies is conducted in two profiled research groups at the department:

  • Geomedia (https://www.kau.se/en/geomedia) where focus is on the importance of media in organising and giving meaning to spaces and places — and vice versa — with an emphasis on tourism, everyday life, and popular culture; and
  • NODE (The Ander Centre for Research on News and Opinion in the Digital Era, https://www.kau.se/media/node) with a focus on the social function, practice, and audience of journalism in the age of digitisation and fragmentation.

Find more information about the University at https://www.kau.se/en/ and more information about the subject at https://www.kau.se/en/media-and-communication-studies.

We are looking for another doctoral student in Media and Communication Studies.

Description

The doctoral programme comprises 240 ECTS credits, including the doctoral thesis. The doctoral studentship may include certain departmental duties, such as teaching, when this aligns with the department’s conditions and needs. The doctoral student is expected to be actively involved in day-to-day operations at the subject and department.

Why choose Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University?

Our ambition to keep moving forward is evident in everything we do, and your ideas and commitment will be embraced. Our renowned education and research are characterised by close ties to the larger community, and our successful research environment has a significant international impact. We are characterised by internationalisation, and you will interact with colleagues, students, and visitors from all over the world. We systematically work to further development that is socially, financially, and environmentally sustainable. A position at Karlstad University comes with several benefits, such as an elaborate wellness scheme. Find out more about the benefits we offer here: Benefits If you are looking for an exciting and young academic environment with forward motion, Karlstad University is the place for you!

Qualification requirements and assessment criteria

The requirements for admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes are that the applicant meets the general and specific entry requirements, and is considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the course or study programme.

To meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have been awarded a master level qualification; satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were at master level; or acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements, the applicant must have completed courses comprising at least 90 ECTS credits in Media and Communication Studies or Journalism corresponding to the introductory, continuation, and specialisation level. An applicant can also be eligible after having acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way, in the country or abroad.

The selection will be based on the applicant’s previous study results with an emphasis on the quality of independent written work of a scholarly and investigatory nature, particularly at a master level. Considerable weight will also be given to the applicant’s research specialisation, its alignment with the overarching research profiles of NODE/Geomedia, and the extent to which the applicant intends to be a physically present and active member of the research environment. Additionally, considerable weight will be given to the applicant’s ability for independent work as well as team work, and capacity for initiative.

Admission

Admission is based on individual assessment of the applicant’s capacity to complete a programme at the doctoral level successfully. The successful applicant will start in early 2022. The position is based in Karlstad.

Terms

Upon admission to doctoral studies, the person will be offered the appointment of doctoral student (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 5, Sect. 3). The position comprises four years of full-time studies, or five years at a study rate of 80% with 20% teaching or other departmental duties. The position is fixed-term — one year initially, followed by possible extensions by a maximum of two years at a time. A prerequisite is that the necessary decisions are made. Start date 1 January 2022 at the earliest, or as negotiated.  The salary for the doctoral studentship corresponds to the standard level of salary for doctoral students at Karlstad University.

Application

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. The application should include:

  • CV/list of qualifications (complete with attested copies of transcripts, certificates, and similar)
  • Copies of Bachelor’s or Master’s (60 or 120 ECTS credits ) essays that the candidate wishes to refer to
  • Where applicable, other academic texts such as articles or volumes/chapters that demonstrate the applicant’s ability to benefit from doctoral studies
  • A brief cover letter (1,000 words) describing the applicant’s background, interest in the position, and approach to doctoral studies
  • A text (2,000 words) where the applicant describes their doctoral thesis idea and align with one, or both, of the research profiles of the research profiles Geomedia/NODE We particularly encourage thesis ideas that feature a critical perspective (which includes topics such as gender, social class, ethnicity, sexuality, or nationality) and align with both research profiles.
  • Two letters of recommendation and contact details for two references.

Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application. Do not just provide links. More information about our application requirements and recruitment process is available here: https://www.kau.se/en/work-us/work/vacancies

Any documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books or publications, should be sent in triplicate to:
Karlstads universitet
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State the ref. no: REK2021/146

Application deadline: 31 August 2021

We look forward to your application!

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment2022-01-01 or according to agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2021/146
ContactChrister Clerwall, prefekt, 054-700 1106
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404
Last application date31.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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PhD scholarship in Strong Light-Matter Coupling in Organic Solar Cells

You should apply for this position if you are passionate about solutions for the transition to a society running on sustainable energy. Solar energy will play a significant role in this and there is a need for cheap, robust and environmentally friendly solar cells to accommodate the constantly growing energy demand. If you engage with us in this leading edge materials research effort, with strong connection to fundamental physics, you will break new ground in the high-profile field of organic photovoltaics.

The position is part of a new national project supported by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, DFF FTP – Entangled PolaritonIC states for improved energy and charge transfer in non-fullerene Organic PhotoVoltaics, EPIC-OPV. The project is carried out in close collaboration between Section for Imaging and Structural Analysis (DTU Energy) and Mads Clausen Institute and SDU NanoSYD (SDU, University of Southern Denmark) together with Paris-Sorbonne University as external partner.

The overall project objective is to investigate strong light-matter coupling in special architecture non-fullerene based organic photovoltaic devices, designed to study the role of such effects on the fundamental energy and charge transfer processes taking place in OPV devices. In addition to this PhD position, a Post Doc will be working in parallel on the project at the SDU partner, under supervision of Prof. Morten Madsen. See more details at: Postdoctoral position in ‘Energy and charge transfer processes in non-fullerene based organic photovoltaics’ – University of Southern Denmark, SDU  

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will be working with structural, morphological, photophysical and device characterization of solar cell devices that are designed to clarify whether the effect of strong light-matter coupling gives a significant contribution to the performance of solar cells based on non-fullerene acceptors.

State-of-the-art characterization is required to unequivocally assign the mode of energy transfer and to verify the performance enhancement in optical cavities and solar cells.

To create efficient optical cavities and unambiguously confirm the contribution of different modes of energy transfer, we must determine and control the multilayer structures with high accuracy. This holds for structure at the molecular level all the way up to thickness, smoothness and planarity of the individual layers. The methodologies that will be employed include:

  • Grazing Incidence Wide and Small Angle X-ray Scattering (GIWAXS/GISAXS)
  • X-ray reflectometry
  • Photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Transient photoluminescence using a femtosecond laser and streak camera setup

Device performance testing will be investigated by correlating the results of transient photoluminescence with measurements of

  • Current-voltage (IV) curves
  • External quantum efficiency

Experience and qualifications with X-ray scattering methods is a requirement.

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

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by a recruitment committee consisting of main supervisor Professor Jens Wenzel Andreasen, co-supervisor Professor Morten Madsen, and Head of Section Luise Theil Kuhn.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Jens Wenzel Andreasen, either by phone +45 2132 6301 or email, jewa@dtu.dk. Please note that applications are not accepted via email.

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 September 2021 (Danish time).  Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Energy

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Micro/Nanomaterials Reinforcement in Cementitious Matrix for 3D Printed Construction

The Section for Manufacturing Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, performs research based on a multi-disciplinary use of process technology, materials science, solid and fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics in the analysis, modelling and development of manufacturing processes. The research objective of the Section is to promote “Precision Manufacturing” to meet the performance, durability, reliability, size, and cost requirements of modern products.

We invite applications for a 3-year PhD position to join an exciting research group in the field of “Development of Sustainable Materials for Construction 3D Printing” to work on a project where the goal is to develop a new eco-friendly and intelligent composite material system to overcome the limitations of existing 3D printable concrete materials. The position is funded by the VILLUM Foundation Young Investigator Programme.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The merging of 3D printing in construction provides sophisticated tools to open up new technology avenues in the field of construction and interior design. However, as with any new technology, there are still significant challenges related to construction materials, cost, technology, and environmental impacts that need to be addressed to achieve desirable sustainable structural properties in the construction and building sectors. Therefore, this PhD project is dedicated to creating conceptually novel printable sustainable construction materials that can address some of the challenges mentioned above.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings.
  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times.
  • To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals, presentations, and the web.
  • To take initiatives in the planning of research.
  • To collaborate closely with leading European research partners.
  • To work within and for a wider research project requiring deliveries of modular and tightly connected project tasks.

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

The successful candidate holds a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical engineering or Materials Science and Engineering. The candidate is familiar with the state of the art materials characterization techniques and is expected to have experience with experimental lab work and construction materials as well as expertise in one or more of the following areas:    

  • 3D-printing technology.
  • Knowledge of inorganic chemistry.
  • Cementitious materials.

Only applicants who seek to be among the very brightest in their field and do science at the highest international level will be considered. Therefore, we ask you for a video (2-minute max) describing your scientific interests, previous research experience, and why you are interested in this position. Please, include a web link for direct video download in your CV document.

We also expect that:

  • You can work focused and to achieve ambitious goals.
  • You are willing to develop any required skills and knowledge.
  • You are a good team member ready to help acquire skills or achieve targets/goals.
  • You can work independently, plan and carry out complicated tasks, and be a part of a large, dynamic group.
  • You have good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, and provide evidence of your English language skills (for instance, TOEFL or IELTS).

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior Researcher Mehdi Mehrali according to the qualification requirements stated above.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Mehdi Mehrali, E-mail: meme@mek.dtu.dk, tel. +45 4525 4795. Or Dr Navid Ranjbar, E-mail: naran@mek.dtu.dk, tel. +45 4220 0159

You can read more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk.

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

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

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • A brief description of your own research activities and ideas for future research in this field (max 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (including a web link for direct video download in your CV document as described above and a list of publications and presentations, if any)
  • 2-3 recommendation letters or academic referees contact details
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in the Investigation of the Rhizosphere Chemistry of Filamentous Fungi in Relation to Beneficial Crop Outcomes

A PhD position is available in the Fungal Chemodiversity research group in the Department of Bioengineering at DTU. This position is part of the larger INTERACT project.

As a PhD student within INTERACT you will be participating with a global project with collaborators in the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Denmark, across 6 different Universities and Research Institutes. This project endeavors to understand and utilize the potential of microorganisms in how they relate to crop success.

INTERACT is a project part of the Collaborative Crop Resiliency Program (CCRP), alongside two other projects, MATRIX and InRoot. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your primary tasks will be devoted to topics within Research Theme 2 (Isolation and metabolic profiling of rhizosphere microorganisms) of INTERACT, where you will collaborate with other members in metabolomic analysis, compound discovery, and strain isolation and characterisation. You will also have access to state-of-art analytical instrumentation to develop methods for the detection of important secondary metabolites in situ, and be expected to use techniques such as mass spectrometry imaging to assist in understanding the chemistry behind important microbial interactions. You will be involved in studies of synthetic communities of fungi (and bacteria) associated to wheat roots and rhizosphere soil, based on microorganisms that enhance wheat growth and yield and resistance to wheat pathogenic fungi under different stress conditions, and the chemical interactions in such systems.

We are looking for a natural product/analytical chemist, with experience with LC-MS, and an interest in filamentous fungi. We expect that you have: 

  • Experience with HPLC-DAD and/or LC-MS data
  • A knowledge of chemical extraction of natural samples
  • An understanding of high resolution MS
  • Hands-on experience with, or willingness to learn, the isolation, handling and cultivation of filamentous fungi.

We expect that you are a team player, have good planning skills, and are able to communicate and organize yourself within the context of a large collaborative environment.

It would also be advantageous if you have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Metabolomics workflows, with software such as MSDail, XCMS, MZMine etc.
  • Hands-on experience with running MS instrumentation
  • Understanding of NMR, and experience with structural elucidation

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

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

Assessment
The assessment of candidates will be made by Professor Jens Christian Frisvad.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be attained from Professor Jens Christian Frisvad, DTU Bioengineering, jcf@bio.dtu.dk, phone: +45 4525 2626 and Metabolomics Core Manager Aaron John Christian Andersen, DTU Bioengineering, ajca@dtu.dk, phone: +45 4525 6138. 

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/, and the Collaborative Crop Resiliency Program at https://ccrp.vcl.ncsu.edu/

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 August 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 160 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

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Post expires on Tuesday August 31st, 2021

Ph.D. fellowship positions at Oslo Business School

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • 20 August 2021

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.

Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business. The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

Oslo Business School has approximately 1700 students and 70 employees and offers study programmes both at Bachelor and Master level, as well as a wide range of continuing and further education.

About the positions

Oslo Business School at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) has available up to four fully funded positions as Research Fellow. The positions are not associated with specific research projects and applicants can formulate their own ideas for a research project based on the Business School’s research areas. The accepted fellows will be admitted to the newly established Ph.D. program in social science at OsloMet, in the profile Business Administration, Innovation and Governance. The Ph.D. students/research fellows are supervised by the highly qualified faculty of the Business School and applicants are encouraged to contact faculty to discuss potential research projects. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the School’s research fields and relevant areas of specialization.

Candidates must outline a project that can be connected to one or more of the Business School’s research areas, which are organised as five academic units:

  • Finance and accounting: The group welcomes applicants with the ambition of developing research competence within the following disciplines; corporate finance, corporate governance, sustainable finance, and public accounting and public cost management.
  • Public administration and governance: The group is multidisciplinary, with research on public policy and governance. We welcome applications from the subject fields of political science, sociology, law, organization and management. Some relevant thematic focuses are: The Covid-19 pandemic and urban governance, public sector reforms and governance, and digital platforms and democracy.
  • Organisation and management: The organization and management group has an emphasis on human aspects in various organizational context. We welcome applications within organizational behavior, HRM, arts management and the management of professions.
  • Economics: The group welcomes applicants who wants to study environmental economics, industrial organization and policies for the green transformation of the economy.
  • Strategy, innovation and marketing: The group welcomes applicants with the ambition of developing research competence within the following disciplines; strategy, strategic management, innovation/innovation management, marketing, digitalization, communication and/or entrepreneurship.

Read more about the research areas and possible Ph.D. project and contact persons on webpage.

Read more about Oslo Business School

Read more about the Ph.D. program in Social Science

Main duties of the position

The purpose of the position is to complete a research project leading to a doctorate degree. The research fellow will be employed at Oslo Business School and be part of one of the five academic units.

The research fellowship period is for three years. Depending on area of research and the wishes of those employed in the position, a fellowship for a total of four years (including 25% teaching duties connected to the department’s study programmes) may be considered.

Qualification requirements

To be considered for this position you must have

  • a Master’s degree (120 ECTS credits) or equivalent within social science, humanities, business/administration or related fields with excellent academic results
  • good oral and written presentation skills in English

All applicants should provide a project proposal (in English or Norwegian) consisting of 6-10 pages, giving a detailed description of their planned research. The research proposal will be an important part of the assessment, and must demonstrate how the project will lead to a doctoral degree within the designated period. The project’s relevance to the doctoral programme, and the Business School’s academic profile (with respect to finding a good supervisor-supervisee match) will also be taken into consideration. You can read more about the requirements for the project plan.

When assessing and ranking the qualified applicants, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The scientific quality of the Ph.D. project description, including originality and potential
  • The Ph.D. project’s feasibility within the standard period (three years)
  • Personal qualities that can contribute positively to the working environment
  • Good knowledge (written and oral) in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is an advantage

Other factors that can be an asset:

  • Attached scientific work
  • Other relevant publications
  • Experience from previous research activities and project participation
  • Teaching experience at the college and university level

Acceptance to the Ph.D. programme in social science at OsloMet is a prerequisite for starting the position as research fellow. Applications for the programme will be submitted after the hiring process has been completed.

It is expected that the research fellows have their daily place of work at the university’s campus in Oslo during the fellowship period.

We can offer you

  • an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest university
  • opportunities for professional development
  • beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • good employee welfare arrangements
  • free Norwegian classes to employees
  • working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

OsloMet seeks to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Einar Bakke, faggruppeleder finans og regnskap, tlf: 934 23 808, e.bakke@oslomet.no
  • Anita Schjølset, head of Public administration and governance, tlf: 486 29 726, anita.schjolset@oslomet.no
  • Erik Døving, head of Organisation and management, tlf: 67 23 82 59, erik.doving@oslomet.no
  • Fredrik Wulfsberg, head of Economics, tlf: 67 23 80 87, fredrik.wulfsberg@oslomet.no
  • Ingvild Jøranli, head of Strategy, innovation and marketing, tlf: 957 96 290, ingvild.joranli@oslomet.no
  • Karl Joachim Breunig, Ph.D- coordinator, tlf: 67 23 82 65, karl.joachim.breunig@oslomet.no
  • Jørgen Modalsli, head of Oslo Business School, tlf: 412 70 978, jorgen.modalsli@oslomet.no

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, job title and position code. Ph.D. position and position code 54, NOK 482 200 per year.

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Expert evaluation

An expert committee will assess applicants. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas. The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed.
  • Your master’s degree/second degree thesis (and any other scholarly work that you wish the expert committee to take into consideration) and a list of your publications
  • Project description: maximum 10 pages. The project description must be written in English or a Scandinavian language.

You must upload all of these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact stale.bie@oslomet.no

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.

Deadline for applications:      22.08.21

Ref.:21/05054

OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.  

Type of employment: FELLOW
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Autumn 2021
Salary: NOK 482 200 per year
Number of positions: 4
Working hours: 100 %
City: Oslo
County: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 21/05054
Contact: Jørgen Modalsli, 41270978
Karl Joachim Breunig, 67 23 82 65
Last application date: 20/08/2021 23:59

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Post expires on Friday August 20th, 2021

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher in Pro­tein Bio­chem­istry and Struc­tural Biology

POST DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN PROTEIN BIOCHEMISTRY AND STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

The laboratory of Dr. Tommi Kajander at the Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki, Finland, is inviting applications for post-doctoral researcher in the area of protein biochemistry and structural biology in a joint project with Prof. Mart Saarma’s laboratory. We are seeking for dedicated and enthusiastic scientist to work on the structure and function of novel endoplasmic reticulum effector protein-receptor interactions in ER stress response regulation. Main targets are CDNF and MANF proteins and their interaction complexes in the ER.

The Institute of Biotechnology is a research institute at University of Helsinki, located in the Viikki science park. The institute harbors ~35 research groups and 250 researchers, and it operates at the highest international level. For more information on the Institute, please visit https://www.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-institute-of-biotechnology.
The institute has excellent infrastructure for structural biology (X-ray, CryoEM, NMR) including the crystallography core facility run by the PI.

The post-doctoral applicants should hold PhD in biochemistry or a related field. Strong experience in protein biochemistry including cloning and mutagenesis and protein expression and purification, from various hosts and good communication skills in English are required. Knowledge and experience in structural biology and molecular biophysics techiques and cell culture is beneficial. This is an opportunity to work on high impact targets and obtain in depth technical skills in the research area. The position will provide excellent opportunities for collaborations, as this is a joint project in close collaboration with Prof. Mart Saarma’s group, with also potential international and national collaborations and visits to e.g. synchrotron sources in Europe (ESRF, DLS, MAXIV). An attitude to carry out ambitious research projects, good problem solving skills, goal-oriented mind-set and willingness to learn and apply new methodologies is highly appreciated. The working language of the laboratory is English; knowledge of Finnish is not a requirement.

The postdoctoral position is initially limited to 1 year, with a possibility of extension to three years. The salaries will be based on the University salary scheme (level 5) for teaching and research personnel composed of both task specific and personal performance component The position is available immediately or as agreed.

Application should include the following documents as a single pdf file (max 5 pages): CV (max 2 pages), list of publications, motivation letter (max 1 page) including a description of your research interests, and the names and contact details of at least two referees. Please submit your application, together with the required pdf attachment, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the ‘Apply for job’ button. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) should submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. For technical support regarding the recruitment system, please contact ‘rekrytointi@helsinki.fi’.

The deadline for the applications is 31st of August, 2021, or until suitable candidate have been found.

For informal inquiries, contact ‘tommi.kajander(at)helsinki.fi’
See also:
https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/structural-biology-of-protein…
https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/neurotrophic-factors-and-rege…

For technical support regarding the recruitment system, please contact rekrytointi@helsinki.fi.

Selected recent references related to project and the laboratory:
Kovaleva V, Yu LY, Ivanova L, Nam J, Eesmaa A, Kumpula EP, Huiskonen J, Lindholm P, Voutilainen M, Karelson M, Saarma M. MANF regulates unfolded protein response and neuronal survival through its ER-located receptor IRE1α bioRxiv 2020.09.22.307744

Eesmaa A, Yu LY, Göös H, Nõges K, Kovaleva V, Hellman M, Zimmermann R, Jung M, Permi P, Varjosalo M, Lindholm P, Saarma M. The cytoprotective protein MANF promotes neuronal survival independently from its role as a GRP78 cofactor. J Biol Chem. 2021 Jan 15;296:100295.

Lindahl M, Saarma M, Lindholm P. Unconventional neurotrophic factors CDNF and MANF: Structure, physiological functions and therapeutic potential. Neurobiol Dis. 2017 Jan;97(Pt B):90-102.

Lindholm, P., Voutilainen, M .H., Laurén, J., et al. and Saarma, M. (2007) Novel neurotrophic factor CDNF protects and rescues midbrain dopamine neurons in vivo. Nature, 448, 73-77.

Karki S, Shkumatov AV, Bae S, Kim H, Ko J, Kajander T. Structural basis of SALM3 dimerization and synaptic adhesion complex formation with PTPσ. Sci Rep. 2020 Jul 14;10(1):11557.

Paatero A, Rosti K, Shkumatov AV, Sele C, Brunello C, Kysenius K, Singha P, Jokinen V, Huttunen H, Kajander T. Crystal Structure of an Engineered LRRTM2 Synaptic Adhesion Molecule and a Model for Neurexin Binding. Biochemistry. 2016 Feb 16;55(6):914-26

Finland is a member of the EU, has high quality free schooling (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the best country in the world for expat families and in the world’s top ten most livable cities. Finland and the Helsinki region possess top expertise in sciences in terms of a vibrant talent pool, leading research, strong support services and functioning collaboration networks. For more information about working at the University of Helsinki and living in Finland, please see helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university.

Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) is a new institute established in 2017 that supports high quality life science research across the University campuses and faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths and new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for researchers to solve grand challenges in health, food, and environment. HiLIFE coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences and provides research-based interdisciplinary training.

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and professional development opportunities. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

Due date

31.08.2021 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Tuesday August 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Optimal Design and Operation Strategies for Renewable-Electrolysis-based Green Hydrogen Hub

 

The Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at DTU Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a fully funded 3-year PhD position in “Optimal design and operation strategies for renewable-electrolysis-based green hydrogen hubs”. The project is supported by the Sino-Denmark Center for Research and Education (SDC), which is a partnership between all eight Danish universities, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). The position will be started before the end of year 2021. 

The center (https://www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk/) offers a very international, diverse, and friendly atmosphere, encouraging creativity, empathy and team working within the center and beyond. PhD students at CEE have a great opportunity to build strong networks with internationally known researchers at DTU and other universities as well as industrial partners. They will take several relevant courses (30 ECTS in total) aligned with their PhD project either in DTU or other universities. They are also welcome to contribute to supervision and teaching activities.

Responsibilities and Qualifications
The PhD research will focus on optimal design and operation strategies for green hydrogen hubs (GHBs) with varying capacity ranges, e.g. 1/10/100/1000MW, wherein renewable energy resources such as wind power are deployed together with water electrolysers to deliver green hydrogen and/or green electricity/fuels. The strategies developed aim at achieving optimal revenue-stacking for the GHBs, while taking into account various factors such as techno-economic uncertainties, different options for system configuration, byproduct valorization, operation flexibility and interdependence between investment planning and operational planning etc.

The successful candidate 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
  • have a good knowledge of mathematical modeling and simulation of power/energy systems
  • be familiar with optimization-assisted power/energy system planning and operation subjects
  • have good skills of programming in Python or Matlab
  • passionate for research and pushing the scientific frontier
  • have excellent collaboration skills
  • be fluent in English, spoken as well as written

In addition, the candidate must fulfil the following requirements,

  • Stay 9 months at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in Beijing, China during the PhD period.
  • Non-Chinese citizenship – according to the partnership agreement between UCAS and the Danish Universities.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee headed by Senior Researcher Shi You and Senior Researcher Henrik W. Bindner. 

Approval and Enrolment
The enrolment of the PhD programme is subject to academic approval. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.   

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Shi You, tel.: +45 6139 6266, sy@elektro.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk and Centre for Electric Power and Energy at www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk.  

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • A 1-page research statement on the above research topic

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

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

DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc, and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct excellent research within acoustic technologies, electromagnetic systems, electronics, autonomous systems, robotic technologies, digital energy solutions, interconnected energy systems, electric energy technologies, and not least electrification in many respects. Our Department has more than 200 members of staff.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

 

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng

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Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

POSTDOC­TORAL RE­SEARCH­ERS IN MATHEMATICAL PHYS­ICS

The University of Helsinki (https://www.helsinki.fi/en), founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/mathematics-and-st…) at the Faculty of Science, is the largest department of mathematical sciences in Finland. The Department is responsible for high-end research into mathematics and statistics on an international level, and academic education in mathematics based on that research. The focus areas of the research are mathematical physics, analysis, logic, mathematical biology, inverse problems, and biostatistics.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS IN MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS

The employment can commence, upon mutual agreement, flexibly between September 2021 and January 2022. The positions are fixed-term with appointments up to max. 3 years.

Position description and requirements

The work will be conducted in the Mathematical physics research group (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/mathematical-physics) together either with professor Antti Kupiainen (https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/antti-kupiainen) professor Jani Lukkarinen (https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/jani-lukkarinen). The Mathematical Physics Research Group comprises of five faculty members and fifteen post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.

We are looking for researchers with background in at least one of the following mathematical fields related to the projects involved in this call

• Stochastic PDEs, Rigorous statistical mechanics and quantum field theory (Kupiainen)
• Analysis of evolution equations involving nonlinearities, perturbation theory or related graph methods, mathematical kinetic theory, Bose–Einstein or other condensates (Lukkarinen)

The work includes participation in one of the following five research projects:

1. Liouville Conformal Field Theory and related topics (Kupiainen)
2. Renormalization Group in Stochastic PDEs and Quantum Field Theory
(Kupiainen)
3. Coagulation–fragmentation phenomena (Lukkarinen)
4. Kinetic theory of nonlinear wave or Schrödinger evolution (Lukkarinen)
5. Non-equilibrium systems with condensates (Lukkarinen)

The postdoctoral researchers´ work encompasses conducting research in collaboration with members of the research group and a small amount of teaching (approximately 28 hours of lecturing a year).

Salary

The salary of successful candidate will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system for Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3400 – 3800 €/month.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The University provides support for internationally recruited employees and their family members with their transition to work and life in Finland. For more on the University of Helsinki as an employer, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers.

How to apply

Please submit your application using through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link “Apply for the position”.

Please attach the following documents as a single pdf file:

• Motivation letter (max 1 page, including your preferred choice among the above listed five projects)
• CV (max 2 pages)
• List of publications
• Two reference letters including contact details of the referees who agreed to provide the letters

Women and other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submitting applications is September 30, 2021 (time zone EEST). Review of applications begins immediately and one position may be filled already during the application period.

Additional information

For more information, please contact Professor Jani Lukkarinen or Professor Antti Kupiainen by email: Jani.Lukkarinen@helsinki.fi and/or Antti.Kupiainen@helsinki.fi.

Due date

30.09.2021 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PhD Research Fellow in Sociology – The Politics of Disability Identity

PhD Research Fellow in Sociology – The Politics of Disability Identity

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a PhD research fellow (SKO 1017) in sociology. The position is for a period of three years without compulsory work or four year with compulsory work (primarily teaching duties).

More about the position

The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and is part of the research project The Politics of Disability Identity, which investigates the societal and cultural conditions under which people with disabilities are recognized and included. Among the research questions are whether or not inclusion has increased in recent decades, which sub-groups are considered more or less “includable”, and how these recognition processes take place in a social, cultural and historical sense.

The PhD fellow will be part of the work package Pathways through education. The objective of this WP is to assess the Norwegian welfare state’s capacity to include disabled people, to determine whether this capacity has increased or decreased over time, and to explore how various enabling and constraining factors interact with different types of disabilities and framings of disability identity.

The PhD project should assess the degree of inclusion for outcomes such as income, labour market participation, educational attainments and uptake of disability benefits at different times, related to different types and severities of disability. It should account for enabling and constraining factors, such as class background, educational achievement, and whether the significance of parental educational background have changed over time. 

The Politics of Disability Identity involves two UiO departments and two research institutes. The successful candidate will join the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, where the project is led by Jan Grue, and will also work closely with Jon Erik Finnvold at Oslo Metropolitan University / NOVA.

Qualification requirements

A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a Master’s degree. Candidates from disciplinary backgrounds other than sociology must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background prepares them for doctoral study in sociology. Their Master’s degree must include a master thesis. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline.

Applicants should preferably have research interests pertaining to disability studies and/or the sociology of disability and chronic illness. Competitive candidates have skills in quantitative data analysis. Knowledge of Scandinavian administrative register data is an advantage. The candidate will be working extensively with individual-level data, including cohorts spanning several decades and combining information from a range of official registers, with tasks including merging of datasets, recoding and multivariate analyses.. The candidate is expected to follow PhD-courses relevant to the specific requirements of time series data.

Applicants must have excellent written and oral proficiency in English.

The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in sociology. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme.

Residence in Norway is expected, but PhD fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the master’s thesis and the candidate’s own project outline.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the department’s board and will be based on an evaluation of the overall qualifications of the shortlisted candidates as well as the project’s and department’s needs.

We offer

  • Salary at pay rate 54-59, NOK 491 200-534 400 per annum depending on qualifications
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • A letter of application. Please describe your motivation for applying for this position and explain how your background, research and experience is relevant to the research project
  • A project outline of 3-5 pages, including references. This outline should describe the research the applicant wishes to pursue within the framework of the project, and make clear how this research fits within the overall framework of The Politics of Disability Identity
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work
  • The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Associate Professor Jan Grue, email: jan.grue@isp.uio.no

Head of Administration, Inger Lise Schwab, email: i.l.schwab@sosgeo.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

Deadline: 15 September 2021
Unit: The Department of Sociology and Human Geography
Campus:
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Postdoctoral fellow within the field of technology-enhanced learning

Postdoctoral fellow within the field of technology-enhanced learning

Job description

The Department of Education welcomes applications for a two and a half-year position as a postdoctoral fellow within the field of learning and digital technologies. The project focuses in particular on the use of immersive technologies such as VR and AR in education.

The position is connected to the project ILASC (Immersive Learning Across School and Community). ILASC is a social innovation project financed by the Research Council of Norway and is carried out in close collaboration with the Education Agency of the City of Oslo. The methodology is design-based and the development of learning designs and activities are combined with fieldwork and detailed analysis of interaction. The overall aim is to develop innovative learning designs and models for school–community collaboration, which target the crossdisciplinary theme of Public Health and Life Competence (Folkehelse og Livsmestring) in Norwegian schools. To support learning in and across subjects, we will make use of powerful immersive technologies. The postdoctoral fellow will also participate in the activities organized by the research group LiDA (Living and Learning in the Digital Age).

We are looking for a motivated candidate who takes an interest in contributing to developing the emerging research field on the use of immersive technologies for learning. We ask the applicants to provide a 8-10 pages description of his or her research interests and how they can be aligned with the projects overall scope and design. A copy of the project proposal will be made available upon request (see contact information below). The applicant should also outline what he or she would like to focus specifically on including how this area of inquiry can be further developed within the project as a whole. A background in the learning sciences is an advantage. Experience in international publishing of high quality in relevant journals is an advantage, as is international research experience. The position offers good opportunities for advancing an internationally oriented research career. A research stay abroad during the employment period is encouraged, depending on available funding. The Research Council of Norway has a funding scheme for Postdoctoral Fellows, that in addition to a research stay abroad, also fund an extension of the fellowship period for postdoctoral fellows corresponding to the length of the stay abroad (minimum 3 and maximum 12 months).

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position for up to 3 years, 10 % of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching or supervision.

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

Qualification requirements

The appointment requires a PhD or a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in educational sciences. A prerequisite for applicants who have not yet defended their thesis is that the thesis is submitted for assessment before the closing date for applications. Appointment to the position is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.

Candidates will need to be proficient in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, and to document oral and written communication skills in English.

In the assessment of the applicants, particular emphasis will be given to:

  • Documented competence in the field of learning and digital technologies.
  • Competence in qualitative methodology.
  • The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications.
  • Documented international research contributions within the area of learning and digital technologies.
  • Experience with design-based research is an advantage.
  • Experiences from international research collaboration is an advantage.

 

We offer

  • salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800  per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  •  Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest).
  • A text of 8-10 pages where the applicant comments and reflects on the project description. Here the applicant should describe and reflect on how his or her research interests aligns with the overall project, and describe in detail what the applicant would like to focus on within the overall frame of the project.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities).
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Any research publications that the applicant wishes to be considered.
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number).

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

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

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Professor: Hans Christian Arnseth

Professor: Kenneth Silseth

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences.

The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 16 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.

Deadline: 29 August 2021
Unit: Department of Education
Campus:
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Postdocs for a new research focus at the Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark

At the Department of Law, a number of postdoc positions will be available as of 1 October 2021 or by further agreement. The place of work is at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.

At the University of Southern Denmark, we want to create value for and together with society by working with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, at the Department of Law, we have a vision – by means of the legal discipline – to participate in shaping and impacting on the society of the future and to contribute to creating a sustainable world, e.g. through new and relevant legal research results of high quality.

Consequently, we have initiated a new research focus concerning the legal themes and issues relating to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. On the basis of SDG 16 and by means of a new centre addressing law and sustainability, we want to critically explore and challenge (a number of) the legal aspects regarding the Sustainable Development Goals.

The research of the centre will focus on three areas:

  • Legal scopes, covering the themes related to institutions in a wide sense
  • Physical scopes, covering the themes related to climate, the environment and natural resources
  • Social scopes, covering the themes related to welfare and inequality

We anticipate an application from you who want to help implement our vision. Along with the head of centre, you will become a part of our research focus and the team forming the mainstay as for meeting our ambitions for the centre.

The length of the positions is one or two years.

One of the vacant positions will be associated with the collective research project described below under a). We anticipate applications for this specific project (a) below) as well as applications for an individual research project formulated by the applicant (b) below).

About you

We expect you to

  • Have a relevant PhD degree suited for the research focus indicated in a) and b) below.
  • Have an interest in law and in the interaction between law and politics, law and the sciences of climate and environment and/or law and sociological approaches to society’s sustainable development
  • Have experience in research communication and/or teaching
  • Want to participate in research collaborations
  • Be curious, inventive and in possession of good interpersonal skills
  • Be able to define a relevant and ambitious research question within a) or b) below:
    • a) a contribution to a collective project which is a comparative analysis of regulation strategies as regards handling the climate crisis as well as the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is led by the head of centre and encompasses several complementary sub-projects under the overall research question: “How is the regulation of the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic handled in Danish, EU and UN institutions as for the behaviour of citizens and organisations, what determines the support, and how can this collectively contribute to understanding the correlations between SDG 16 and the other SDGs”. The project seeks to contribute to the knowledge on how social scientific and natural scientific (climate) information as well as health scientific (COVID-19) information is received by decision-makers with regulatory competences; which and how nonjudicial linguistic codes support or counteract the understanding of regulatory needs among legal and other societal actors; how the regulatory needs determined by social scientific, natural scientific and health scientific matters are translated into new duties for citizens, businesses and public organizations; how and whether these new duties are accepted; and how linguistic codes support or counteract the acceptance. Your project description is expected to use socio-legal, sociological, politological and/or communication theoretical methods in order to answer an independent research question in relation to the overall research question.

                 Or

  • b) an individual research project within one or more of the above three tracks (1, 2 and/or 3). We particularly anticipate project proposals on climate regulation, including regulation at the crossroads between law and politics or law and sociology in a Danish, European and/or global context.

We offer

In addition to interesting research tasks, we offer

  • Good working conditions with flexible working plans
  • A professional setting with high potential for feedback and development
  • A good social environment with good colleagues

English is the official working language at the center. However, there is a policy at the department that you must be willing to pick up Danish for everyday use if you do not already speak Danish or one of the other Scandinavian languages. The University of Southern Denmark offers Danish language courses.

Further information concerning the positions is available from:

Head of centre Karin Buhmann
Phone + 45 65 50 94 22
Mail: karbu@sam.sdu.dk

Further information on the department, its strategy and activities on the department’s website.

Application procedure.

Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The University determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Upgrading of pedagogical qualifications is not a part of this position. Employment as Postdoc alone will thus not qualify to appointment as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher.

Your application must include:

  • A motivated application
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • A comprehensive list of publications including the publications attached to the application 
  • A summary of your research communication and teaching activities
  • Your PhD dissertation and up to two academic publications based on which you wish to be evaluated. Please attach a pdf file for each publication.
    • If there are co-authors on a publication, a co-author declaration must be attached in the relevant pdf file, stating your contribution to the publication.
    • Please attach your PhD dissertation as a publication and include the written evaluation of your PhD dissertation
  • A research plan related to a) or b) above, including an account of specific research activities and publishing plans relating to these. It can be one project or several research activities within the specific theme. Please state to which theme your plan relates. Please state whether your project is of one or two years.

      Documents which are not in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish must be translated into English. SDU may discard applications which are incomplete regarding the above-mentioned criteria.

      Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.

      Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

      When the deadline for submitting applications is met, a number of applications are selected for an academic evaluation (shortlisting), based on an overall assessment of which of the applicants based on their professional and research profile match the job description the best. Once the committee have completed their assessment, each of the applicants concerned will receive the evaluation concerning him/her. Thereafter, a number of applicants are invited to a job interview.

      According to the University of Southern Denmark’s internal guidelines, there must be at least three qualified applicants to a position before it can be filled.

      Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

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

      Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

      Read the guideline for applicants

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

      Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59

      Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

      Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

      PhD scholarship in Contact Dynamics for Micro Acoustic Devices

      DTU Department of Mechanical Engineering/Section for Solid Mechanics invites highly motivated and talented applications for a 3-year PhD position dealing with “Contact dynamics for micro acoustic devices”. The PhD project will be financed under the framework of CAMM (Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Microsystems) – a multidisciplinary research centre running in collaboration with DTU Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and financially supported by 3 Hearing Aid companies from Denmark.

      The research fields covered by the multidisciplinary PhD project span scientific areas such as contact mechanics, mechanical vibrations, vibroacoustics as well as numerical and experimental methods in mechanics. The goal of the PhD project is to develop a novel approach for tackling the challenging problem of analysing and tailoring highly uncertain contact conditions between various mechanical parts in microacoustic devices such as hearing aids. This may include the development of new theoretical contact models and numerical procedures as well as novel approaches to the design of mechanical parts with contact conditions. Experimental validation of the developed theory and procedures is an integrated part of the project.

      Responsibilities and qualifications
      Your research task will include:

      • Identify state of the art numerical methods for analysing contact mechanics and assess these methods’ applicability to dynamic analysis of microacoustic devices.
      • Implement a numerical model for accurate and efficient prediction of the vibrational response.
      • Plan and carry out experiments for validation of numerical predictions.
      • Assess the variability in the vibrational response due to uncertainty of the contact conditions.
      • Developing a strategy for improving the predictability of the vibrational response of microacoustic devices.

      Furthermore:

      • You are expected to contribute to DTU’s collaborations with the Danish Hearing Aid companies and help in the knowledge transfer from DTU to the CAMM’s industrial partners
      • You will engage in DTU’s teaching activities and supervise Bachelor and Master Project students
      • You will be responsible for the systematic planning and following up on your research project, compiling and storing your scientific data, and to ensure the scientific integrity of your research
      • You will participate in international conferences, compose scientific manuscripts for publications, and take part in outreach activities

      As a PhD student in CAMM, you will:

      • Be a part of a creative and stimulating scientific environment
      • Develop your theoretical and experimental skills
      • Collaborate with experts in topics related to your project

      We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation, and scientific advice for the benefit of society. We offer a position with great flexibility, and we emphasize work-life balance. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

      You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree in engineering, physics, material science, or related fields. Documented experience with mechanical vibrations, vibroacoustics, finite element analysis or related numerical methods, etc. will help in the positive evaluation. Preference will also be given to candidates who can document their ability for scientific publications. We also expect that:

      • You have the ability to focus and to achieve ambitious goals
      • You are willing to develop any required skills and knowledge
      • You are proactive and a good team player
      • You have excellent communication skills in English – both written and spoken

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

      Assessment
      The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Frieder Lucklum and Associate Professor Niels Aage.

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

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

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Professor Frieder Lucklum (fluc@elektro.dtu.dk), tel.: +45 9351 1939 and Associate Professor Niels Aage (naage@mek.dtu.dk ), tel.: +45 4525 4253.

      You can read more about DTU Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk.   

      You can read more about the Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Microsystems at www.camm.elektro.dtu.dk

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

      Application procedure
      Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 August 2021.

      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)
      • Optional documents – English proficiency certificate (for instance TOEFL or IELTS), list of publications and any other documents that demonstrates your experience in the related areas of the proposed PhD project

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

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

      DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy Systems and Energy Conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Design and Product Development. The Department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

      Technology for people
      DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

      Deadline: 2021-08-31 at 23:59
      Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng

      Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

      Post expires on Tuesday August 31st, 2021