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PhD scholarship / Postdoctoral position in analysis of airborne hyperspectral images of cities

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD or 2-year Postdoctoral position related to the use of airborne hyperspectral imaging of urban areas.

The aim of the project is to develop mapping products of urban areas automatically extracted by machine learning from aerial survey containing detailed geometric information from laser data and spectral information from hyperspectral images.

The candidate will be involved in several parts of the project and, in particular, developing a spectral library for urban materials and vegetation for input to advanced machine learning algorithms.

The project is a true teamwork with partners from the municipality (Bærum kommune), industry (Terratec) and research institutions (Norsk Regnesentral, NIBIO).

Main tasks

The candidate will use the hyperspectral laboratory at NMBU in combination with airborne hyperspectral data provided by Terratec to develop spectral libraries for typical urban materials. Advanced techniques within image and data analysis will be used to analyse the data.

Furthermore, novel machine learning and deep learning models will be applied in collaboration with Norsk Regnesentral for classification of the materials from the airborne images.

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Qualifications and skills

The successful applicant must either meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU, or have a PhD in a relevant field. The PhD programme applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria for PhD please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required academic qualifications

  • MSc degree for PhD scholarship or PhD for Postdoctoral position in physics, data science, geomatics, material science
  • Experience with image analysis and hyperspectral imaging
  • Knowledge of machine learning and deep learning algorithms
  • Good scientific writing skills
  • Good knowledge of English language – both written and oral

Desired academic qualifications

  • Experience in analyzing large multi-dimensional data sets
  • Experience from analysis of Remote Sensing data
  • Advanced computer programming skills

Required personal skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to focus and work independently as well as being a reliable team member

Desired personal skills

  • Flexible, social, and open-minded
  • Positive attitude towards challenges

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position.

  • For PhD: code 1017 PhD. Fellow, wage framework 20, salary grade 54-62. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479 600) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.
  • For Postdoctoral Fellow: code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24, salary grade 59-67 (NOK 523 200 – 605 500), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Ingunn Burud by email: ingunn.burud@nmbu.no or by phone: +47 402 19 286;  or Professor Thomas Thiis by email: thomas.thiis@nmbu.no

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: August 15th 2019

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline.

For the postdoctoral position: up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application.

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

The relevant NMBU department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within August 15th 2019. Please quote reference number 19/02961.

About REALTEK

REALTEK has 130 employees, about 1,100 students and about 60 PhD students. The Faculty offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in natural sciences and engineering in the fields of Environmental Physics and Renewable Energy, Data Science, Robotics, Building and Architecture, Water and Environmental Technology, Machine-, Process and Product Development, Geomatics and Educational Sciences.

The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås.

Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

15th August 2019

Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral tenure track position the Global Political Economy of Environment and Development

About the position

The Faculty of Landscape and Society (LANDSAM), the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), has a vacant postdoctoral tenure track position on the global political economy of the environment and development. The position is for up to six years with a possibility for a permanent position.

We are looking for candidates with demonstrated expertise at the interface between political economy, international relations, global development and the environment.

Candidates must have an interdisciplinary background and a demonstrated record in research integrating theoretical perspectives with empirical material of relevance to international relations, global development studies, and environmental studies, preferably covering and combining elements from all three.

Main tasks

The position covers research and education. Main tasks are:

  • Initiate and perform high quality research and education
  • Initiate, acquire and conduct research projects with external funding (e.g. the Norwegian Research Council, EU, ERC and/or ERA)
  • Develop, teach and administer study courses
  • Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and potentially PhD theses
  • Assume administrative duties
  • Collaboration within the department, faculty and university
  • Develop or participate in national and international networks
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Academic qualifications and skills

The applicant must have:

  • A PhD Degree in International Environment and Development Studies, International Relations, Political Economy or similar fields, defended within the five years preceding the application deadline for this position
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct research across environment and development studies
  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines, both individually and as part of a team
  • Excellence in written and spoken English 

Applicants who have completed maximum 12 months of a post doc period can apply.

The applicant should have:

  • Experiences in supervision and teaching at the University level
  • Experiences with research projects
  • Experiences with popular research dissemination and communication
  • Connections to professional networks nationally and internationally

Candidates must demonstrate basic command of one Scandinavian language as a working language. If a successful candidate is not fluent in a Scandinavian language at the time of appointment, s/he will within three years of the appointment be expected to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

If the person appointed does not have formal competence in pedagogics, she/he is obliged to complete a course in university pedagogics within two years after appointment.

Personal skills:

  • Personal ambitions to develop and lead research and education
  • Strong commitment to excellence
  • Good collaborative and communicative skills
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Willingness to contribute to fulfill the Department’s strategic priorities

Remuneration and information

The selected candidate will be appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow, code 1352, wage framework 24, salary grade 59-65 (NOK 523 200 – 583 900 per annum). A compulsory contribution of 2 % is made to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointed candidate must sign a tenure track agreement and fulfil the criteria in the national regulation for tenure tracks.

For further information, please contact Head of Department Dr. Shai A. Divon, tlf: +47 67231351,  email: shai.divon@nmbu.no

General information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above.

The applicant must submit:

  • A cover letter, a complete CV, certified copies of relevant transcripts, up to five relevant scientific publications and a publication plan for the tenure track period.
  • The names and contact details for two references.
  • A draft proposal of 2000 words for a research agenda on the global political economy of the environment and development relevant to our institutional setting.
  • A draft proposal for a course suitable for master students in at least two of the master programs at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies. The proposal must include the course objectives, a course description which specifies how the objectives are to be achieved, and a course outline.

The proposed research agenda and course description are part of the assessment and does not indicate that the department will carry out the proposals should the candidate be appointed.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present certified copies of their diplomas and certificates and may be invited to give a trial lecture. Incomplete applications will be excluded from the appointment process. 

Applications must be written in English and submitted electronically.

Application deadline: August 1st 2019.

About LANDSAM

LANDSAM has 1300 students and 180 staff. It consists of five sub-units, carrying out research and education in the fields of urban and regional planning, property management and law, landscape architecture, international environment and development studies, and public health.

The faculty has eleven study programs and two research education programs. Some of these are taught in Norwegian with a national focus and others in English with an international focus. The faculty also has a strong research record with a large portfolio of externally funded research projects.

The Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) is a leading education and research institution in Norway, conducting world class and highly internationalized critical interdisciplinary research across the fields of International Relations, Environment and Global Development Studies, focusing on global challenges on the intersection between social and natural processes.

Noragric is organized in four research clusters on rights and power in development, climate change and agricultural development, conflict and human security, and environmental governance. It comprises 35 academic staff, 30 PhD candidates and 400 fulltime students, and is responsible for one Bachelor program, three Master programs, and a PhD program.

LANDSAM landskapsarkitektur

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås.

Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

1st August 2019

Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral tenure track position in interdisciplinary knowledge construction for Environmental Governance

About the position

The Faculty of Landscape and Society (LANDSAM), the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), has an open postdoctoral tenure track position in interdisciplinary knowledge construction for environmental governance. The position is for up to six years with a possibility for a permanent position.

We are looking for candidates with demonstrated expertise at the interface between society and the environment with a base in applied ecology.

Candidates must have an interdisciplinary background, including a strong record in the natural sciences, documented record in the social sciences, and work at the interface of topics such as ecological systems and services, agroecology, ecological economics, political ecology and sustainability sciences, applied to contemporary issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, sustainable food systems and the green shift.

Main tasks

The position covers research and education. Main tasks are:

  • Initiate and perform high quality research and education
  • Initiate, acquire and conduct research projects with external funding (e.g. the Norwegian Research Council, EU, ERC and/or ERA)
  • Develop, teach and administer study courses
  • Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and potentially PhD theses
  • Assume administrative duties
  • Collaboration within the department, faculty and university
  • Develop or participate in national and international networks
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Academic qualifications and skills

The applicant must have:

  • A PhD degree in ecology or similar relevant fields, defended within the five years preceding the application deadline for this position
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct research across environment and development studies
  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines, both individually and as part of a team
  • Excellence in written and spoken English  

Applicants who have completed maximum 12 months of a post doc fellowship can apply.

The applicant should have:

  • Experiences in supervision and teaching at the University level
  • Experiences with research projects
  • Experiences with popular research dissemination and communication
  • Connections to professional networks nationally and internationally

Candidates must demonstrate basic command of a Scandinavian language as a working language. If a successful candidate is not fluent in a Scandinavian language at the time of the appointment, the candidate will within three years of the appointment be expected to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

If the person appointed does not have formal competence in pedagogics, she/he is obliged to complete a course in university pedagogics within two years after appointment.

Personal skills:

  • Personal ambitions to develop and lead research and education
  • Strong commitment to excellence
  • Good collaborative and communicative skills
  • Ability work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Willingness to contribute to fulfill the Department’s strategic priorities

Remuneration and information

The selected candidate will be appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow, code 1352, wage framework 24, salary grade 59-65 (NOK 523 200 – 583 900 per annum). A compulsory contribution of 2 % is made to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointed candidate must sign a tenure track agreement and fulfil the criteria in the national regulation for tenure tracks.

For further information, please contact Head of Department Dr. Shai A. Divon, tlf: +47 67231351  email: shai.divon@nmbu.no

General information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above.

The applicant must submit:

  • A cover letter, a complete CV, certified copies of relevant transcripts, up to five relevant scientific publications and a publication plan for the tenure track period.
  • The names and contact details for two references.
  • A draft proposal of 2000 words for a research agenda on interdisciplinary knowledge integration for environmental governance relevant to our institutional setting.
  • A draft proposal for a course suitable for master students in at least two of the master programs at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies. The proposal must include the course objectives, a course description which specifies how the objectives are to be achieved, and a course outline.

The proposed research agenda and course description are part of the assessment and does not indicate that the department will carry out the proposals should the candidate be appointed.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present certified copies of their diplomas and certificates and may be invited to give a trial lecture. Incomplete applications will be excluded from the appointment process.

Applications must be written in English and submitted electronically.

Application deadline: August 1st 2019

About LANDSAM

LANDSAM has 1300 students and 180 staff. It consists of five sub-units, carrying out research and education in the fields of urban and regional planning, property management and law, landscape architecture, international environment and development studies, and public health.

The faculty has eleven study programs and two research education programs. Some of these are taught in Norwegian with a national focus and others in English with an international focus. The faculty also has a strong research record with a large portfolio of externally funded research projects.

The Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) is a leading education and research institution in Norway, conducting world class and highly internationalized critical interdisciplinary research across the fields of International Relations, Environment and Global Development Studies, focusing on global challenges on the intersection between social and natural processes.

Noragric is organized in four research clusters on rights and power in development, climate change and agricultural development, conflict and human security, and environmental governance. It comprises 35 academic staff, 30 PhD candidates and 400 fulltime students, and is responsible for one Bachelor program, three Master programs, and a PhD program.

LANDSAM landskapsarkitektur

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås.

Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

1st August 2019

Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

PhD within Optimization of spectral measurement methods for photovoltaic systems

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD position related to Optimization of spectral measurement methods for photovoltaic systems.

The PhD study is focused on laboratory studies of the physical properties of solar cells with spectral methods as well as field studies of solar cell response in operation. The position is assigned to the Energy Physics research group.

Main tasks

PhD scholarship within Optimization of spectral measurement methods for photovoltaic systems. The PhD study is focused on laboratory studies of the physical properties of solar cells with spectral methods as well as field studies of solar cell response in operation. The position is assigned to the Energy Physics research group.

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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Academic qualifications

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level (candidates submitting MSc thesis by 15 August 2019 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.
 

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • Master’s degree in physics

Required personal skills

  • Ability for independent work displaying creativity  and reflective thinking
  • Analytical and academic approach to research questions
  • Good collaborative/social skills
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken (please see English language  requirements in PhD regulations at NMBU)

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow, wage framework 20, salary grade 51 (equivalent to NOK 449 400 at present) and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact Professor Espen Olsen,  E-mail: espen.olsen@nmbu.no 

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 01.09.2019

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 01.09.2019. Please quote reference number 19/01936.

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About REALTEK

The Faculty of Science and Technology has 130 employees, about 1,100 students and about 60 PhD students. The Faculty offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in natural sciences and engineering in the fields of environmental physics and renewable energy, building and architecture, water and environmental technology, machine-, process and product development, robotics geomatics, data science and educational sciences. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.
 

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås.

Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

1st September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Postdoc Position in Functional Proteomics

A position as postdoc is available at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark. The candidate will be affiliated with the research group of Jens S. Andersen as part of the collaborative project Exo-Adapt. The position is available for up to three years from 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 21 August 2019.

Research Project
Exo-Adapt is a collaborative project for a six-year period supported by a major grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The Exo-Adapt initiative aims to study the function, structure, regulation, and targeting of RNA exosome adaptor complexes using a combination of genomics, proteomics, and single-particle cryo-electron microscopy approaches.
The project involves the following PIs:
• Torben Heick Jensen (coordinator), Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Aarhus, Denmark
• Elena Conti, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich, Germany
• Jens S. Andersen, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
We offer
• A position available for up to three years in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment.
• Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and infrastructure, including a unique collection of advanced instrumentation for mass spectrometry and bioimaging.
• Opportunity to exchange knowledge, discuss project progress, and visit Exo-Adapt partners for cross-laboratory research projects.
• Opportunity to interact with a wider network of national and international collaborators.
• Opportunity to develop your own ideas within our research frame.
• A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.).
• Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.

Qualifications/requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated, and ambitious candidate with:
• An academic education, i.e. a PhD degree with a background in mass spectrometry-based proteomics or cell biology. Also, fluorescence microscopy, molecular biology, CRISPR, and familiarity with computational data analysis will be greatly valued.
• Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary environment.
• An open and positive mind to contribute positively to the infrastructural success and well-being of the research team.
• Experience in teaching students at both the theoretical and practical level.
• Proficiency in spoken and written English.
For further information, please contact Professor Jens S. Andersen (jens.andersen@bmb.sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.

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

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely. • Statement of research interests as well as motivation and qualifications for the position (maximum one page).
• Signed reference letters (scanned copies acceptable). Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use the e-mail: anc@.sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 21 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday August 21st, 2019

PhD Position in Organic Chemistry and Molecular Machines

A three-year (5+3) or a four-year (4+4) PhD position in organic and supramolecular chemistry is available for a highly motivated applicant at the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark. The position is financed through a DFF-Research Project 2 from the Independent Research Fund Denmark – Natural Sciences and is available from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 2 August 2019.

The project will deal with the synthesis of electroactive molecular machines capable of performing controllable motion. The main focus will be on incorporating redox-active tetrathiafulvalenes into interlocked molecules such as catenanes and rotaxanes and to investigate how motion takes place in these systems.

The ideal candidate holds a Master’s degree (5+3) or a Bachelor degree (4+4) in organic or supramolecular chemistry. The candidate should have knowledge in supramolecular chemistry and/or tetrathiafulvalene chemistry. Experience in synthetic organic chemistry is a prerequisite.

For further information contact Professor Jan O. Jeppesen (joj@sdu.dk).

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 2nd, 2019

PhD Position in Organic Chemistry and Molecular Sensors

A three-year (5+3) PhD position in organic and supramolecular chemistry is available for a highly motivated applicant at the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark. The position is financed through a DFF-Research Project 1 from the Independent Research Fund Denmark – Technology and Production Sciences and is available from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 August 2019.

The project will deal with the synthesis and characterization of macrocyclic sensor molecules capable of detecting explosives. A major part of the project will focus on attaching the sensor molecules onto different surfaces together with characterization of the modified surfaces using different surface techniques, such as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry.

The ideal candidate holds a Master’s degree (5+3) in organic or supramolecular chemistry. The candidate should have knowledge in supramolecular chemistry and surface characterization. Experience in synthetic organic chemistry is a prerequisite.

For further information contact Professor Jan O. Jeppesen (joj@sdu.dk) or Assistant Professor Steffen Bähring (sbahring@sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Evaluation of EOR Potential by Gas/water Flooding in Chalk Oil Reservoirs

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a position on investigations of gas and water flooding mechanisms and models in the context of advanced recovery methods. Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea.

Responsibilities and tasks

The position will be an integrated part of the Advanced Water Flooding and the Tight Reservoir Development programmes with the focus on improving oil recovery in chalk reservoirs in the Danish part of the North Sea. In this context, the candidate is expected to perform innovative, and applied research on understanding of  gas and water flooding in tight chalk formations.  The candidate should set-up and develop various applied reservoir simulations for modified salinity water flooding and gas flooding in  (fractured) chalk reservoirs. Co-supervising of Ph.D./MSc students working with reservoir simulation and collaboration with other researchers and students working with water/gas flooding experiments are required. The team will participate in a growing cross-disciplinary research program, involving several researchers at DTU and other Danish universities, research institutes, and industry. The team will have access to unique field and laboratory data sets to test concepts and methods developed at the centre. 

 
Qualifications
  • PhD degree in applied mathematics, computational fluid dynamics,petroleum, hydrogeology, chemical, mechanical engineering or other relevant areas;
  • Good knowledge of dynamic reservoir modelling (e.g. ECLIPSE, CMG) for gas and water flooding;
  • Excellent skills in compositional simulations;
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of multiphase flow, geochemistry and geomechanics in porous media;
  • Previous experience with devloping numerical codes for modelling coupled flow and transport in porous formations with discrete geological features ishighly advantageous.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
We offer

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

The period of employement is 2 years.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Hamid Nick, hamid@dtu.dk

 

You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 10 August 2019. 

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

  • Application (cover letter) – stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project
  • CV
  • Research statement and names and addresses of three references
  • Authorized copies of BSc, MSc, and PhD diplomas, and transcript of grades (an official translation into English) with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here).
  • List of publications         

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

The overarching purpose of The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is to identify new technological and conceptual solutions that will enable increased oil and gas extraction in the Danish section of the North Sea. The research activities at the centre cover selected aspects of expertise: Reservoir characterization, Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Processes, Drilling & Production Technology Concepts and Production Facilities, Materials Research & Design. The centre will develop deep, new understanding within these disciplines with a line-of-sight to application. Located at The Technical University of Denmark research groups at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark will be affiliated with the Centre. When fully operational, the centre will employ and engage more than 100 people.

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

Deadline: 10 August 2019
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
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Post expires on Saturday August 10th, 2019

PhD position: Numerical modelling of μ-Cracks: Flow & Deformation

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a PhD position on numerical modelling of thermo-hydro-mechanical processes  in chalk reservoirs. Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea.
Responsibilities and tasks

The main objective of this project is to study the micro fractures and their impact on the dynamic of multiphase flow under reservoir conditions.  The CT images of single and multiphase flow in the actual reservoir core plugs will form the basis of the study. We aim to describe in detail the response of the fractured formations to pore pressure and flow rate changes under reservoir conditions by investigating how the different physical processes vary in their manifestation in complex chalk media from micro- to core-scale. The following tasks will be undertaken:  

  • Developing a physically-based upscaling flow and transport method from micro- to core-scale for fractured chalk;
  • Verifying model against CT-scan flow and transport measurements;
  • Generate accurate multiphase flow and transport properties of fractured chalk;
  • Developing a workflow for updating reservoir models dynamically as a function of induced local mechanical stresses variation.

The positions will be an integrated part of the advanced water flooding programme with the focus on understanding  the flow behaviour in fractured chalk reservoirs in the Danish part of the North Sea.

 
Qualifications
  • M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering or other relevant areas;
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of multiphase flow and transport in porous media;
  • Previous experience with devloping numerical codes for flow models in fractured rock is highly advantageous.
  • A good knowledge of applied mathematics, geomechanics and computational fluid dynamics is very valuable.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as an independent researcher;
  • Good writing and communication skills in English;

Approval and Enrolment

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

 

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 Dr. Hamid Nick, hamid@dtu.dk

 

You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 20 July 2019.

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

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

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

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

The overarching purpose of The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is to identify new technological and conceptual solutions that will enable increased oil and gas extraction in the Danish section of the North Sea. The research activities at the centre cover selected aspects of expertise: Reservoir characterization, Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Processes, Drilling & Production Technology Concepts and Production Facilities, Materials Research & Design. The centre will develop deep, new understanding within these disciplines with a line-of-sight to application. Located at The Technical University of Denmark research groups at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark will be affiliated with the Centre. When fully operational, the centre will employ and engage more than 100 people.

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

Deadline: 20 July 2019
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday July 20th, 2019

PhD fellowship in beta-cell mitochondrial dynamics at the Immuno-endocrinology laboratory

We are offering a PhD fellowship fully funded by the Independent Danish Research Council in beta-cell mitochondrial dynamics at the Immuno-endocrinology laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, commencing 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research (see https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/immuno_endocrinology/)

We work to prevent and cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes by targeting the inflammatory pathways leading to pancreatic beta-cell failure. Ongoing projects define the transcriptional, translational and posttranslational responses of the pancreatic beta-cell to immune, inflammatory, metabolic and oxidative stress, with the aim of identifying novel therapeutic targets to be tested in preclinical models and clinical trials.

We typically employ two complementary schemes: a hypothesis-driven approach evolving from new discoveries in the lab, and an unbiased screening approach employing systems biology and using functional genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and post-translatomics.

Our translational experimental strategy is to move from insulin-producing cell-lines to primary intact or dispersed islets to human islet experiments, the latter mainly used to confirm critical observations from cell lines and rodent islets. Studies also involve animal and clinical studies.

The group comprises ~15 members (the PI, an associate, professor, a part time lab technician, postdocs, PhD students, master’s-, exchange- and bachelor’s-students.

The group and entire floor is highly international with members of ~10 different nationalities. English is the daily language. We entertain several regular social activities at the department, floor and group level.

Project description
Type 1 diabetes results from immune-mediated β-cell damage leading to insufficient functional β-cell mass to meet peripheral insulin demands. β-cells rely upon mitochondrial respiration to generate the energy necessary for insulin synthesis, processing, and secretion. Immune-mediated cytokine release also leads to generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial damage, which ultimately result in β-cell apoptosis. Indeed, defects in mitochondrial structure and function have been reported in the β-cells of patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Defects in mitochondrial structure and function are characteristic of impairments in mitophagy, a selective form of autophagy necessary for elimination of dysfunctional mitochondria; however, the role of mitophagy in type 1 diabetes pathogenesis is not well understood. Our collaborators at the University of Michigan (PI Scott Soleimanpour) previously discovered a key role for the T1D susceptibility gene Clec16a in control of glucose homeostasis in humans and mice through its regulation of β-cell mitophagy. Therefore, our goal is to dissect the mechanistic and physiologic regulation of Clec16a-mediated mitophagy in β-cells to elucidate its contribution to diabetes pathogenesis.

Principal supervisor is Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen, Professor, MD, DMSc, Director of the Immuno-endocrinology laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, tmpo@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone +45 30330387.

Co-supervisor Scott Soleimanpour, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan, USA.

Start  1 September 2019

Duration 3 years as a PhD student. If needed and relevant, an initial 3 month period as research assistant for enrolment can be negotiated.

Job description

  • Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are to:
  • Carry out an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Complete an exchange stay at another research group. Agreements are already in place for a stay at Scott Soleimanpours lab in Michigan.
  • Contribute to teaching
  • Disseminate your scientific results at scientific meetings, in scientific journals and in lay fora
  • Write a PhD thesis based on the data obtained in your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. molecular biomedicine, molecular biology, human biology, medicine, biology, biochemistry, or equivalent.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point for Bachelor’s and Master’s theses and the grade average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications, published abstracts or scientific presentations, if any
  • Relevant lab experience
  • Other professional activities and work experience
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in cell biology
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Good communicative and social skills

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. An exchange stay at Scott Soleimanpour’s lab in Michigan has already been agreed upon. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include recently completely renovated laboratories and core facilities.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. If needed and relevant, an initial 3 month period as research assistant for enrolment can be negotiated.

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant, possibly during an initial three-month employment as a research assistant, if agreed upon.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

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

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

Application procedure

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

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page). Why are you the right candidate for the position?

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

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

4. List of publications, abstracts or scientific presentation (if any)

Application deadline  31 July 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in weeks 34 and 35.

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

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

Deadline: 31 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: BMI
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PhD fellow positions in Computational studies of protein stability, degradation and interactions

Three or more PhD scholarships are available from 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, in the PRISM centre, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The research within PRISM bridges protein biophysics and genomics using computational and experimental methods.

The PhD projects in this call are focused on computational and data analysis aspects of PRISM, and research areas include structural bioinformatics, molecular simulations, analysis of multiplexed-assays of variant effects, machine learning and protein-sequence analyses. Separate calls are available for postdoctoral positions in both computational and experimental parts of PRISM.

About the centre and research environment

The positions are part of the newly established Centre called PRISM: Protein Interactions and Stability in Medicine and Genomics, funded via a six-year Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge grant. The overarching hypothesis behind PRISM is that by combining the latest developments in structural biology, protein folding, high-throughput experiments, computational biophysics and genomics we may transform our current view of how genomic variation perturbs the stability, folding and function of proteins. In turn, we can use such information to understand, diagnose and ultimately treat human diseases. PRISM is a collaboration between three research groups at the Department of Biology, Copenhagen (led by Kresten Lindorff-Larsen, Amelie Stein, Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen), and Michele Vendruscolo (University of Cambridge, UK), Douglas M. Fowler (University of Washington, US) and Torben Hansen (Novo Nordisk Foundation centre for Basic Metabolic Research, DK).

The Ph.D. students will work in the groups of Kresten Lindorff-Larsen or Amelie Stein, both located in the Department of Biology in central Copenhagen. The two research groups are members of the highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment at the Linderstrøm-Lang Centre for Protein Science. The Ph.D. students will work together with scientists from a number of disciplines, and also have the possibility of spending time in one or more of the partner laboratories within PRISM. The groups are highly international and a good level of spoken and written English is required.

Details of the PhD projects

The PhD students will work on one or more of the subprojects within PRISM. Long-term goals include developing predictive and mechanistic models for how genomic variation in protein-coding regions (protein variants) affect the stability, interactions and function of proteins. For an introduction to the research see e.g. our recent review (Stein et al, TiBS, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tibs.2019.01.003). Research topics for the PhD projects include:

  • Predicting effects of variation on protein stability and protein-protein interactions
  • Linking multiplexed/deep mutational scanning experiments to biophysical calculations and molecular simulations
  • Studying the mechanistic and biophysical aspects of cellular protein stability and degradation
  • Development and application of prediction methods to interpret genomic variation

Principal supervisor is Professor Kresten Lindorff-Larsen (lindorff@bio.ku.dk) and students will be co-supervised by Assistant Professor Amelie Stein (amelie.stein@bio.ku.dk)

Job description

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

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements

We are seeking motivated and strong applicants with a MSc degree in biophysics, bioinformatics, physics, chemistry or biochemistry or similar fields with prior research experience (e.g. MSc projects) within one or more of these areas:

  • Structural bioinformatics
  • Computational analyses of the effects of protein sequence variation on protein stability, interactions and function
  • Bioinformatics analysis of protein sequences
  • Computational analyses of high-throughput experiments
  • Molecular modelling or simulations of proteins

It will also be advantageous to have experience with one or more of the following:

  • The Rosetta software for protein structure modelling
  • Machine learning applications to protein structure or protein sequences
  • Mathematical modelling of cellular systems
  • Analysis of NGS data

Terms of employment

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

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • A cover letter (max 1. page) explaining your background, key skills and how they are relevant to the research in PRISM, and your motivation for applying
  • Curriculum vitae (max 2. pages) including educational background previous research experience
  • List of publications (including preprints and papers in active preparation)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc). If you do not yet hold your MSc and would like to apply, please submit a letter from your supervisor regarding your expected graduation date
  • Contact details for 1-2 former supervisors (no reference letters should be attached)

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

The deadline for applications is 19 July 2019 23:59 GMT +2.

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Kresten Lindorff-Larsen (lindorff@bio.ku.dk; +45 3532 2027)

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

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

Deadline: 19 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Friday July 19th, 2019

Two PhD scholarships in Process Modelling of CO2 Conditioning – Liquefaction and Compression

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), invites applicants for two PhD positions in the area of process modelling of CO2 conditioning – liquefaction and compression.”

The PhD projects are part of the “3D” project (DMX
TM Demonstration in Dunkirk) funded by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation program. This H2020 project (Grant Agreement N° 838031) has a 19.2-million-euro budget over 4 years, including 14.7 million euros in European Union subsidies. Coordinated by IFPEN, the “3D” project brings together 10 other partners from research and industry from 6 European countries: ArcelorMittal, Axens, Total and its 1/3 party Greenflex, RWTH, DTU, ACP, CMI, Gassco, Brevik Engineering and Uetikon.

Responsibilities and tasks
The projects will involve process modelling and simulation of CO2 conditioning as part of the full CO2 value chain from capture to storage. You will consider CO2 liquefaction and compression. This is related to CO2 captured from the steel blast furnaces of Arcelor-Mittal in Dunkirk and then conditioned and prepared for transport to the North Sea cluster.

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

A strong background in process engineering, process modelling, process simulation, thermodynamics, mathematical modelling, and computer programming experience is essential.

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 Associate Professor Nicolas von Solms, and Associate Professor Philip Fosbøl.

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 Associate Professor Nicolas von Solms, tel: +45 4525 2867, nvs@kt.dtu.dk, or Associate Philip Fosbøl, tel: +45 4525 2868, plf@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at 
www.kt.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

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

Deadline: 31 August 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019

PhD position in Kinetic and Thermodynamic Modeling of Gas Hydrate Systems

DTU Chemical Engineering invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in Kinetic and thermodynamic modeling of gas hydrate systems.

This modelling project is part of a larger initiative which considers the problem of using carbon dioxide to produce the vast resources of natural gas locked up as solid gas hydrates in permafrost and oceanic margin zones. The natural gas hydrates are converted to CO2 hydrates, thereby storing CO2 (the major greenhouse gas) while simultaneously releasing natural gas. This so-called “swapping” process, whereby methane (the major component in natural gas) in the hydrate is replaced by CO2, allows for production of natural gas from hydrate without adversely affecting the stability of the solid hydrate.

Responsibilities and tasks
The project will involve kinetic and thermodynamic modeling of gas hydrate systems and processes as well as molecular simulation, for example to probe the formation of CO2 hydrate and dissociation of CH4 hydrate in a production/storage scenario.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a master’s degree in chemical engineering or similar. A strong background in chemical process modelling (thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, transport processes) and molecular simulation is essential.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be Assoc. Prof. Nicolas von Solms and Assoc. Prof. Alexander Shapiro.

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 an 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.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Nicolas von Solms, nvs@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical on 
www.kt.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF fileThe file must include:  

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

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

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

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

Deadline: 31 August 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019

Postdoc in Islanded Energy Systems

The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for a Postdoc position at our Centre for Electric Technology. Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) provides cutting edge research in sustainable, reliable and cost-efficient energy systems to the benefit of society. At CEE you will enjoy the advantages of a creative and inspiring work environment shared with about 100 highly skilled and motivated colleagues. Our new colleague will be affiliated with the Electric Power Systems research group.

The Postdoc will contribute to the developing of the research field in energy system modelling and management with particular focus to electrically islanded systems with dominant share of distributed energy resources.

Responsibilities and tasks
Areas of interest include optimization of energy systems, modelling of distributed energy resources and observability and controllability of power systems. Specifically: 

  • Holistic assessment of the energy requirements of the Bornholm energy system (including electrical, thermal and transportation perspectives) in order to accommodate the increasing amount of fluctuating renewable (wind and solar) energy produced on the island and to become carbon neutral by 2025, avoiding the need for further interconnections with the mainland.
  • Methodologies for modelling heterogeneous sets of distributed energy resources (including electric vehicles, heat pumps) of various sizes, subject to different user requirements.
  • Modeling and experimental validation of energy storage systems locally coupled with photovoltaic systems and electric vehicles fast chargers.
The postdoc will have task responsibilities in the H2020 project Insulae and be involved in the coordination of the project activities of PhD and master students.

The candidate is also expected to actively contribute in raising funds for new research projects and to promote Technical University of Denmark activities.

Funding research project: H2020 Insulae
The H2020 project INSULAE aims at assessing and testing technologies for decarbonizing islands. It foresees demonstrations in three European islands (including Bornholm) in order to prove technical and economic feasibility of various energy technologies and solutions for increasing renewables and energy independency. (note: the project website is expected to be online later in July; few insights on the project can be retrieved here).

Qualifications
Candidate must hold a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering degree or similar. The successful candidate can document research experience in several of the following fields: 
  • Dynamic modeling and simulation of power systems at transmission and distribution level
  • Distributed energy resources modeling and control
  • Interaction between different energy domains (electrical, thermal, transportation)
  • Experience with experimental facilities activities is highly appreciated
  • Ability to carry out activities and further development in the fields both independently and in team
  • Proficient use of the English language.
  • Dedicated person with desire to learn is an essential quality
Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 
  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • the ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
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 is 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 and can be extended for further 1 year, given funding availability.

The place of work will be at the Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark. Lyngby campus will be visited on a weekly basis depending on meeting/teaching commitments.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
You are welcome to contact Associate Professor Mattia Marinelli, matm@elektro.dtu.dk or DER Group Leader Associate Professor Chresten Træholt, ctr@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering on 
www.elektro.dtu.dk and about CEE on www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 16 August 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

The file must include: 
 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • A 2-page research statement, including figures and references if deemed necessary (max 1000 words). Relevant research achievements, methodological approach and research objectives in the framework of the Postdoc are recommended elements to be included.
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU 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 state-of-the-art research within antenna and microwave technology, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff.

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

Deadline: 16 August 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019

Geophysics: postdoc for research projects

The HydroGeophysics Group (HGG) at Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University is looking for at geophysicist for at post doc position to support the HGG research projects with magnetic- and transient electromagnetic methods.

The position is primarily in connection with the two existing research projects: rOPEN (mapping of nitrate retention in the open landscape) and Mapfield, where a data-driven hydrological model environment is developed for mapping nitrate retention in high resolution. Other projects will include magnetic surveying in connection with archaeological research.
Start: as soon as possible. The position has a time limit of 2 years.

You will become part of a group of researchers, engineers, software developers, postdocs, and PhD students from all over the world. The group researches and develops geophysical methods, instruments and software for use with projects focused on mapping, monitoring and / or modelling of groundwater, (hydro) geology, raw materials, and pollution.

Tasks:
To contribute to the ongoing research projects with development of instruments and methodologies for magnetic mapping of ceramic drains and archaeological objects. There will be several other activities in connection with mapping with the tTEM method and further development of the tTEM equipment.
To produce articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals and present research results at international conferences and meetings.

Qualifications:
Education:
A PhD degree from an internationally recognized university. Your PhD should be within geophysics with a focus on potential field methods and electromagnetism.

  • Broad experience within the following is an absolute requirement:
  • Modelling and processing of magnetic total fields, vector fields, and gradient data.
  • Modelling af processing of transient electromagnetic data
  • Scientific programming in Python, C++, and Delphi

You must have several peer reviewed publications in recognized scientific journals (at least 5) and and in-depth experience with presenting scientific results at conferences and meetings.

Contact:
Additional information can be obtained from Professor Esben Auken, e-mail: esben.auken@geo.au.dk
Place of work will be C.F. Møllers Alle 4, 8000 Aarhus C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Esben Auken, Professor, Department of Geoscience esben.auken@geo.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

emply.st.hr@au.dk

Deadline
8 Jul

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Post expires on Monday July 8th, 2019

PhD student for Privacy Preserving Blockchain Applications

The IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a 3 year PhD position starting in November 2019 or soon thereafter.

The position is part of the research Center for Information Security and Trust (CIST), placed in the Computer Science Department.

The project
Currently, most popular cryptocurrencies and smart contract systems such as Bitcoin and Ethereum offer no privacy guarantees. In practice, this means that all user data on transactions and contract execution is publicly available on the blockchain. The goal of this project is to develop new cryptographic protocols and techniques for privacy preserving blockchain applications, which guarantee that sensitive user data is never revealed. Besides guaranteeing user privacy, we also aim at developing new cryptographic techniques that allow for authorities to lawfully audit user activities in our privacy preserving protocols, which is an Important issue in current privacy preserving blockchain applications.

Towards this goal, we will investigate new techniques for constructing privacy preserving cryptocurrencies and smart contracts that do not leak user data on the blockchain but still allow for public verification of transactions and smart contract executions. While anonymous cryptocurrency systems such as Zcash solve the privacy issues of most current systems, they irrevocably hide all user activities, making it impossible to investigate illegal activities conducted in the system. Aiming at constructing regulation compliant protocols, we will investigate techniques for lawful auditing of user activities in privacy preserving blockchain applications.

The research in this project will focus on employing techniques from the areas of secure multiparty computation, zero knowledge and anonymous credentials to construct privacy preserving yet auditable cryptographic protocols for blockchain applications. More specifically, we will use these techniques to design and analyze provably secure protocols that implement cryptocurrencies with both privacy and auditability guarantees. We will also focus on improving the efficiency of such protocols aiming at practical applications.

The successful applicant should:

  • Have a strong background in computer science or mathematics, with a focus on complexity theory, number theory, algebra and probability theory
  • Have previous research experience in security and cryptography (specially in cryptographic protocols) is most welcome
  • Be motivated and enthusiastic about theoretical research in cryptography

Qualification Requirements
The following qualifications are required:

  • 3 year programme: candidates should have an MSc (or equivalent)
  • 4 year programme: candidates should have a BSc

Application
The application must be in English and must include:

  • A cover letter;
  • A statement of purpose, which provides evidence of independent thinking, novelty and originality, and a state of the art grasp of the targeted research field matching the project description above;
  • Documentation of academic degree(s); grade transcripts that documents outstanding academic achievement;
  • Curriculum Vitae, which must include two professional/academic references;
  • Applications may also include a relevant scientific publication written by the applicant, or the applicants master thesis. Letters of recommendation can also be included in the application

Applications without the above-mentioned documents will not be assessed.

It is understood that even highly qualified applicants will satisfy these requirements to varying degrees, for example because of differences in publication cultures in various research fields.

Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.

General information
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time Faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

Successful applicants will be employed and enrolled at the ITU University for a period of 3 or 4 years depending on the university degree level of the applicant.

Salary
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our website: http://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies

Please read the guidelines for applicants carefully before filling in the application form. You can see the guidelines through this link: https://en.itu.dk/research/phd-programme/available-phd-positions/guidelines-for-applicants

Applications must be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.

Questions about the positions can be directed to Associate Professor Bernardo David, IT University of Copenhagen, e-mail beda@itu.dk. Questions related to the application procedure may be directed to HR, Sara Toft, e-mail sato@itu.dk or +45 7218 5130.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. I In case of shortlisting, the Chairman of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.

Application deadline: 15 August 2019, at 23:59 CEST.

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

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Apply for the position

Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Accounting

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships within the fields of Accounting.

The Department of Accounting covers the fields of financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and corporate governance in the private as well as the public sector. The department’s researchers collaborate on specific research projects using a variety of quantitative as well as qualitative methods. 

Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Auditing. 

Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover: 

  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Theory
  • Accounting Regulation
  • Financial Statement Analysis & Firm Valuation
  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Management Control & Performance Management
  • Interorganizational Cost Management
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting & Corporate Governance
  • Accounting & Organizational Change
  • Accounting & Technology
  • Implementation of Accounting Systems
  • Accounting based compensation

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. 

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.

It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/acc.

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information please contact: Head of department, Carsten Rohde, tel. +45 3815 2338, email: cr.acc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at https://www.cbs.dk/acc.  

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

General information:

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

The PhD student will be enrolled at Doctoral School of Business and Management.

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.

The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is strongly encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC register and choose the PhD Program.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.  

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Closing date: 15 August 2019.

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

PhD fellowship in Bacteriophage Engineering at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Bacteriophage Engineering commencing on October 1st 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research

Our research group PHAGEBio studies the biology and applications of bacteriophages that have a natural ability to kill bacteria. The aim of our research is to elucidate novel mechanisms of phage-host interaction as well as exploiting phages and their enzymes to control pathogenic bacteria. We offer the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art, highly innovative and scientifically stimulating environment. We value team work and consists of a group of ambitious researchers from all over the world and have a large network within the field of bacteriophages. We offer excellent training opportunities, both personally and professionally and the opportunity to contribute with new knowledge to an exciting and fast-moving scientific field.

For more information see here: https://ivh.ku.dk/english/research/food_safety_and_zoonoses/phages/

Project description

The world-wide threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria has made WHO and EU emphasize the urgent need for innovative research to develop alternatives to antibiotics against Gram-negative pathogens. The aim of this project is to develop custom-made antimicrobials specifically targeting critical clinical and foodborne pathogens. This will be achieved by engineering the tail of a unique bacteriophage to carry multiple binding capacities derived from the huge diversity of phage receptor binding proteins found in nature.

As a PhD fellow you will identify receptor binding proteins of phages infecting pathogenic bacteria such as Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas, E. coli, Klebsiella and Salmonella using bioinformatic tools and knowledge of phage biology. In addition, you will be responsible for characterizing the receptor binding proteins structurally and functionally and developing the final antimicrobials in collaboration with the post doc associated to the project. Finally, we expect you to reveal novel understanding of phage biology and phage-host interactions and contribute to other projects running in the PHAGEBio research group. The project is funded by The Independent Research fund Denmark.

Principal supervisor is Professor Lone Brøndsted, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, lobr@sund.ku.dk

Start:                  Date

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

We expect you to be highly motivated and ambitious and as an applicant you must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. bacteriophage biology, molecular microbiology, biotechnology, structural biology or similar.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with an active interest in bacteriophages, molecular, structural and synthetic biology
  • Language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment.

Terms of employment

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions

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

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

Application procedure

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: Wednesday July 31th 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 34.

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

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

Deadline: 31 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Marie Skodowska-Curie PhD student position in “Molecular Phenotyping of Parkinson’s disease iPS cells”

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Molekylär Neurobiologi

A doctoral student is admitted to third-cycle/doctoral education. A doctoral education consists of supervised research, combined with courses and other educational activities. An individual study plan is established for each doctoral student. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

We invite applications for a PhD student position to be placed in the laboratory of Professor Ernest Arenas (http://ernestarenaslab.org/) at the Division of Molecular Neurobiology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB).

For more information regarding doctoral (PhD) education, see: http://www.ki.se/doctoral

Research environment
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
The MBB department consists of 12 research divisions and about 350 employees. We conduct multidisciplinary research in multiple areas and education in Medicine and Biomedicine.

The Arenas laboratory focuses on understanding the entire life span of midbrain dopaminergic neurons, from development to neurodegeneration, and at devising new therapeutic strategies for Parkinson’s disease. We recently moved to a new building and excellent brand new research facilities are available.

The Arenas Lab is integrated in the Division of Molecular Neurobiology https://ki.se/en/mbb/research-division-of-molecular-neurobiology, a highly interactive, young, vibrant and very international research environment formed by seven research groups and about 70 people. English is our common language and it is used in all our activities. Our division provides a unique critical mass contributed by researchers with diverse backgrounds and expertise in multiple areas covering advanced genetics, cellular and molecular biology, high content single cell technologies, epigenetics, bioinformatics, imaging, biochemistry, multiple aspects of neuroscience, behavior, electrophysiology, developmental neurobiology, cellular reprogramming and stem cell biology.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
We are looking for a PhD student with interest and experience in the areas of cellular and molecular neurobiology, Parkinson’s disease genetics and bioinformatics. The student will develop a project involving single cell RNA-sequencing of Parkinson’s disease (PD)-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and aiming at investigating the function of PD-relevant genes. The project will take advantage of a brain on a chip model of PD mimicking the nigrostriatal system.
The project will require capacity to work independently, but also in a collaborative manner. The student will have the opportunity to participate in training courses and perform research activities abroad (Italy, Spain and UK), will take PhD courses on the topic of the PhD project at KI, will participate in the research, seminars and educational activities of MBB, and will contribute to report the results of the project to the EU and to disseminate the results.

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement

You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  • Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

Verification of your documentsKarolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

Skills and personal qualities
Main requirements:

– Master degree in Biomedical Sciences or Neurosciences.

– Less than 4 years of full-time research experience.

– Less than 12 months of residency in Sweden in the last 3 years prior to recruitment (EU mobility rule).

– Proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

For more information regarding the general entry requirements, please see:

https://ki.se/en/phd/entry-requirements-eligibility-for-doctoral-education

Specific requirements:

– The ideal candidate should have Python and R programming skills, knowledge of midbrain development, Parkinson’s disease and experience in at least two of these areas: single cell biology, stem cell biology, molecular biology and genetics.

– Strong motivation and capacity to pursue challenging research. The optimal candidate will be creative, critical, independent, open to new ideas, flexible, engaged, methodic and goal oriented.

– Excellent communication skills and proficiency in spoken and written English.

– Availability to travel nationally and internationally two to three times a year.

Desirable: 

– Experience in working with single-cell RNA-seq, dopaminergic differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells and Parkinson’s disease genetics.

– Previous training in a multidisciplinary international environment or outside of the country of origin or in a high profile lab.

Assessment criteria
A selection will be made among qualified applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research

– Analytical skills

– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

– Particular emphasis will be placed on the motivation, personal trajectory, skills and track record of the candidate.

The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Terms and conditions
The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

Application process
Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

  • A personal letter and a curriculum vitae (Swedish or English)
  • Degree projects and previous publications, if any (Swedish or English)
  • Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (Swedish or English)
  • Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
  • Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection
A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

KI uses the following bases of assessment:

  • Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
  • Analytical skill
  • Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
For temp agencies and recruiters, and to salespersons: We politely, yet firmly, decline direct contact with temp agencies and recruiters, as well as those selling additional job announcements.

Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1/10/2019
Salarymonthly
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-3484/2019
ContactErnest Arenas , +46 8-524 876 63
Last application date31.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Post-doc in molecular PET imaging in non-human primates

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with Region Stockholm as well as other research groups from Karolinska Institutet and other universities.
Please visit our website for more information: ki.se/en/cns

Division
Brain Molecular Imaging Centre (BMIC) is a core facility for molecular imaging of the brain using positron emission tomography (PET). The aim of the core facility is to provide expertise and competence for brain imaging PET studies in human subjects and non-human primates (NHPs). BMIC supports research studies in psychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative disorders and neuropsychopharmacology. BMIC provides also broader expertise for key molecular PET imaging studies supporting drug development programs in other research and therapeutic areas. The access to NHPs at the Astrid Fagreus Laboratory (AFL) provides a fully translational research platform for rapid implementation and validation of new PET probes in human studies.  

Duties
The post-doc will be a part of Varrone´s Research Group at the Centre for Psychiatry Research (CPF). The post-doc will work together with the personnel involved in the non-human primate research, will be responsible for the analysis of the PET data and for the scientific presentation of the results. About 50% of the activity will conducted in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies, but the post-doc is also expected to contribute to the scientific production of the research group.    

Entry requirements
A person is eligible to be appointed Post-doc if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence.

In addition to this, the post-doc is expected to have good communication skills and pedagogical proficiency in order to supervise and teach PhD students or junior research personnel. Proficiency in English in writing and speaking is required. Knowledge in pre-clinical PET, kinetic modelling and radioligand development will be considered as a plus. To be able to work with NHP research the person has to have FELASA accreditation Function B or undergo training for obtaining such accreditation.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio).
  2. Date of planned public defense – if Degree of Doctor is not yet achieved
  3. A complete publication list.
  4. A summary of current work (maximum one page)

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. 

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
For temp agencies and recruiters, and to salespersons: We politely, yet firmly, decline direct contact with temp agencies and recruiters, as well as those selling additional job announcements.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-3118/2019
ContactAnders Ihrfors, 08-524 832 87Andrea Varrone, +46 70 744 27 28
Union representativeArsalan Amir, SACO, 08 – 517 733 37Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Last application date02.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Friday August 2nd, 2019