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Postdoctoral fellowship – Regulation and control of bacterial CRISPR-Cas immunity

A 2.5-year postdoctoral fellowship on regulation and control of bacterial CRISPR-Cas immunity is available from May 1st 2021, or as soon as possible here after, at the Departments of Biology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bacterial viruses (phages) outnumber bacteria 10 to 1 in pretty much any environment, and it is therefore not surprising that bacteria have evolved several mechanisms of phage immunity. CRISPR-Cas systems are immune systems of bacteria that are especially interesting because they are adaptive and, in this capacity, have huge potentials to be utilized for a wealth of biotechnological applications. Despite a large interest in CRISPR-Cas systems over the last decade, fundamental aspects are still poorly understood. We are looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to research one of these aspects, namely how bacterial CRISPR-Cas immunity is regulated and controlled in response to environmental signals and extracellular factors. With this knowledge we wish to manipulate the immunity of non-GMO bacteria used in various green and sustainable biotechnologies to make them less vulnerable to environmental phages. The postdoc will primarily use a combination of molecular and single cell methods including genetic engineering and generation of fluorescence-based bio-reporters, FACS, CLSM, and transcriptomics.

The postdoc position is for 2.5 years and will be carried out at Section of Microbiology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. Here the fellow will engage in teamwork with the rest of the staff and external collaborators, both national and international. The postdoc’s duties will include research within the above mentioned field as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious researcher who is interested in CRISPR-Cas bacteriology and keen on working with molecular microbiology. Applicants with the following proficiencies will be regarded highly qualified and will be prioritized:

  • Ph.D. (required) in microbiology, molecular microbiology, microbial biotechnology, or equivalent.
  • Documented experience working with bacterium-phage CRISPR-Cas laboratory models.
  • Hands on experience constructing promoter and protein fluorescent fusion reporters
  • Using genetic engineering and synthetic biology approaches in bacteria
  • Making RNA-seq libraries and analyzing bacterial transcriptomes
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

The University of Copenhagen wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Inquiries about the position can be made to Assistant Professor Jonas Stenløkke Madsen, jsmadsen@bio.ku.dk

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Application:
The application must contain:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

Procedures

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

The deadline for the application is 31 January, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications received after the deadline, or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements, may not be considered.

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH in this links: http://ism.ku.dk, https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.

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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 January 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Biologisk Institut

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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

RE-ADVERTISMENT – Postdoc in kidney metabolism

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of kidney metabolism as per 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 2 years but can potentially be extended.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs about 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ . You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project

Goal of the lab is to understand and functionally target glomerular kidney disease by employing metabolomics and proteomics-guided therapies. We are pioneering novel methods to interrogate kidney tissue and are focused on bridging the translational gaps from animal models to patients. You will be part of a highly interdisciplinary research lab that values different analytical and quantitative approaches to an unmet problem. You will be trained in an integrative, data-driven and comprehensive approach to kidney disease and physiology. Our lab is generously funded by the Novo Nordisk Young Investigator Award and owns 2 state of the art mass spectrometers.

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in our lab, your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance. Regular mentoring and career development programs will ensure transition to independent research careers in academia or industry.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Contribute to a team of interdisciplinary scientists interested in the omics of kidney disease.
  • Analyse and phenotype animal models of glomerular kidney disease.
  •  Analyse human samples of patients with glomerular kidney disease
  • Develop and apply data analysis skills to multi-layered omics datasets
  • Developing and applying in state-of-the art mass spectrometry based omics assays.
  •  Collaborate with world-leading groups on campus and abroad.
  •  Visualize, present and communicate data in weekly meetings and at international conferences.

You will report to the Markus Rinschen, MD; Associate Professor at the Department.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas

  • quantitative kidney physiology and function, including animal studies
  • biochemistry and metabolism
  • large-scale tissue imaging and phenotyping
  • mass spectrometry-based proteomics or chemical biology
  • mass spectrometry-based metabolomics or analytical chemistry
  • data integration, data science and bioinformatics (R/Python
  • translational biology and nephrology

As a person, you are ambitious, self-motivated, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate professor, Markus Rinschen: rinschen@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews mid/end November.

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn. 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.

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

Deadline
3 January 2021


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

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Post expires on Sunday January 3rd, 2021

PhD Stipend in Smart Production (915-20087)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production (Section of Production), a PhD stipend in Smart Production is available from 1 March 2021 or soon thereafter. Department of Materials and Production (MP) has a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department’s mission is to meet the future’s demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials’ applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the Department you will become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description

The PhD stipend is part of the new MADE FAST research and innovation program. MADE is a national collaboration platform across universities, industry and RTO’s. MADE FAST is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark, industry and universities. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the industrial partners in MADE FAST. Read more on: https://www.made.dk/.

We are looking for a candidate to a workstream that address execution and optimization of the entire end-to-end value chain, and the goal is to address the following problems: 1) How to create the foundation and data platform as well as new collaboration methods; 2) How to manage complexity in operations and supply chains; and 3) How to develop new solutions by iterative exploration through joint industrial demonstrators.

The specific project is carried out in collaboration with Danfoss (specifically Danfoss Drives) and partnering with Velux. Danfoss has rolled-out a large new SAP-platform (One ERP, based on SAP S4/Hana) and is in the process of harmonizing the processes. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate how data from this platform can be leveraged using advanced techniques, e.g., machine learning in their sales, inventory, operations and planning (SIOP) process, in order to improve business planning.

As a successful candidate you will participate in education, academic and collaborative research activities in the production section and with external partners. The research covered by these positions will all be within the area of smart production.

In this PhD position a main industrial partner is specified, but the candidate will also be linked to a unique network of MADE consortium partners and the overall MADE platform consisting of more than 50 industrial researchers (https://www.made.dk/ ). Work will be split between the main industrial partner and AAU and physical presence is expected in both places, which also means that travelling should be expected.

We offer

  • Access to a state-of-the-art research laboratory equipped with a variety of mobile robots, collaborative robotic platforms, industrial robotic arms, drones, cyber-physical modules, exoskeletons, and numerous cameras and relevant equipment for experiments.
  • Multi-disciplinary and international environment.
  • A chance to see your research being brought into practice.
  • Strong engagement with industry.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Casual working environment.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for an academic strong candidate with a Master of Science in Engineering, Management Engineering or Manufacturing Technologies – or similar background. The applicant must be personally motivated to pursue a PhD study and on top of this have good written and verbal communication skills as the research will be conducted in a highly interactive and collaborative environment where industrial demonstrators play a major role.

Industrial engagement and impact are the key to the position and the candidate is asked to qualify his/her experience with industrial research as part of the application.

You may obtain further information from Professor Charles Møller, Department of Materials and Production, charles@mp.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 7993.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

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

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 31 January 2021
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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

PhD positions in Theoretical Computer Science and/or Combinatorial Optimization

Department of Computer ScienceFaculty of ScienceUniversity of Copenhagen

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for PhD positions in theoretical computer science and/or combinatorial optimization tentatively commencing 1 September 2021 (but the starting date is negotiable).

Description of the scientific environment
The PhD students will be working in the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU. This is one of the leading research groups in theoretical computer science in Europe, with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, and SODA, and also with publications in premier AI conferences like AAAI, IJCAI, and NeurIPS. We are part of an exciting environment including the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre (https://barc.ku.dk/), joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and have extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Lund University on the Swedish side of the Øresund Bridge, as well as with our many visitors. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory, but we also have a track record of start-ups and surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is currently number 1 in the European Union (post-Brexit) according to the Shanghai Ranking.

Further information about the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Science can be found at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the positions can be made to Jakob Nordström (jn@di.ku.dk), Rasmus Pagh (pagh@di.ku.dk), or Mikkel Thorup (mthorup@di.ku.dk).

Job description
The position is available for period of 3-5 years, depending on your current education level as discussed further below, and your key tasks as a PhD student 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.

Requirements
Applicants should have or be about to obtain either a BSc or an MSc degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field. The successful candidates are expected to have a strong background and passionate interest in mathematics and computer science, as demonstrated by excellent grades in relevant courses, or by results at the Olympiads of Mathematics or Informatics, or by publication in relevant internationally recognized conferences or journals. Problem solving skills and creativity are a must. For candidates interested in applied research, strong programming skills are required.

Applicants need to be highly motivated for doctoral studies; should possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis, and also have good levels of communicative abilities and English language skills.

The working language of the group is English, and knowledge of English is also fully sufficient to navigate life in Denmark in general. It might also be worth mentioning that Denmark routinely scores at the absolute top in rankings of quality of life such as, e.g., the OECD Better Life Index http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme
The position is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in computer science. The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhDPhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip)
In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during the period of their MSc and PhD studies.

48 PhD grant portions at DKK 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).

‘Duty work’
As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 219.79 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 111,267 (approx. €14,835). For further information about Part A please see: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)
In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 32,078 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 769,873 (approx. €102,650).

Application Procedure
The application should be written in English and should be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Brief statement as to why the applicant wishes to conduct doctoral studies, including a description of the applicant’s qualifications and interests.
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc).
  • If applicable, acceptance letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any.
  • Other information for consideration, e.g., BSc/MSc thesis or research publications.
  • Possibly 1-3 reference letters.

The University wishes for 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 January 24, 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD positions, please contact Jakob Nordström (jn@di.ku.dk), Rasmus Pagh (pagh@di.ku.dk), or Mikkel Thorup (mthorup@di.ku.dk).

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

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

Deadline: 24 January 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Sunday January 24th, 2021

Postdoc in Comparative Genomics

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher for an 18 month postdoctoral position collaborating in an exciting project on comparative genomics of marine fish and shellfish species. In the project, we use genome resequencing data from a range of species to reconstruct the demographic history and characterize genomic signals associated with population divergence and local adaptation in high gene flow scenarios. The work will improve our understanding of interacting evolutionary processes and provide valuable data for securing sustainable management and conservation of exploited resources. Applicants are encouraged to develop their own research ideas within this framework.

The fellowship is part of a larger Nordic collaborative project, MarGen_II, financed by the EU Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak Programme, the Danish Rod and Net License Funds and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua). The project will primarily be carried out in the population genetics group, Section for Marine Living Resources, situated in Silkeborg, Denmark. DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark. In addition, the position offers many opportunities for collaborating with Nordic and other European colleagues in the field.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position involves bioinformatic analyses of already available genome resequencing data from a range of species with high quality reference genomes. The overall aims are to combine information about demographic history with genome scans to understand the interacting effects of demographic and evolutionary processes during population divergence, with a particular focus on populations in the environmental transition zone between the marine North Sea and the brackish Baltic Sea. As such, a strong background in evolutionary biology, population genetics and bioinformatics is important.

In addition, we are looking for candidates who have

  • Keen interest in research and the field of marine and aquatic sciences
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

The period of employment is 18 months.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior researchers Jakob Hemmer-Hansen, jhh@aqua.dtu.dk, and Dorte Bekkevold, db@aqua.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Aqua at www.aqua.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 January 2021.

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

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

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

The National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) conducts research, provides advice, educates at university level and contributes to innovation in sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources. We investigate the biology and population ecology of aquatic organisms, aquatic physical and chemical processes and ecosystem structure and dynamics, taking account of all relevant natural and anthropogenic drivers.

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

Deadline: 4 January 2021
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Monday January 4th, 2021

Postdoc in Organometallic Catalysis for Biomass Valorization

A 9 months postdoc position is now available at DTU Chemistry for a highly skilled organometallic chemist, starting from January 1, 2021, or as soon as possible.The project will be under supervision of Associate Professor Martin Nielsen and is funded by a Novo Nordisk Foundation Project Grant in Natural Technical Sciences.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a very ambitious person and highly skilled organometallic synthesis, polymers, electrochemistry and catalysis, who is eager and able to contribute significantly to the field of designing and synthesizing coordination complexes, for homogeneous organometallic catalysis in the broad field of sustainable chemistry. The focus will be on developing efficient catalytic systems for bio feedstock valorization.

The position involves inorganic syntheses of novel coordination complexes, as well as in depth structural and property characterizations of all new compounds. In addition, it involves testing and optimizing for catalytic activity and application.

Participation in supervision of students of all levels will be an integrated part of the job and acquisition of teaching experience is supported.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to

  • Scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • Scientific experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • Ability and willingness to work in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields, and thus is prepared to take greater scientific risks than the general trend is in academia
  • Ability to communicate scientific results at both an academic level and in layman’s terms

The candidate should have a strong background in experimental chemistry and a strong commitment to research. The ideal candidate has a background in catalysis and inorganic chemistry, with focus on transition metal coordination chemistry or organometallic catalysis.

Candidates should be highly motivated, eager to seek and share knowledge, able to work independently in a dynamic group environment, and should be confident in planning and carrying out complicated tasks. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are required.

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

The Nielsen group offers a very demanding, exciting, and dynamic work environment.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Martin Nielsen, tel.: +45 2465 1045, e-mail: marnie@kemi.dtu.dk, or Head or Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section, Professor Jens Øllgaard Duus, e-mail: jduus@kemi.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemistry on www.kemi.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 16 December 2020 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications and presentations
  • Research plan for a project you envision you could work on while staying in my lab (maximum 2p including graphics and references)
  • Up to 2 recommendation letters or academic referees contact details

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

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

Deadline: 16 December 2020
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Wednesday December 16th, 2020

Postdoc in SORLA biology and Alzheimer’s disease

A funded two-year postdoctoral position, is available from January 2021, in Olav Andersen’s research group.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.
Your main tasks will consist of:

  • plan experiments independently
  • work in an environment of high international quality
  • produce high level publications

You will be supervised by Associate Professor Olav Andersen.

You will report to the Head of Department Biomedicine.

Your competences
You are required to have an academic qualification at PhD level, within maximum one year from the completion of the PhD studies.
In particular, we are looking for someone with great experience about SORLA biology and characterization of alternative splice variants of SORL1. Technical experience in working with SORL1 in cell cultures, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescent staining, confocal microscopy, qPCR is also required.
As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.
In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.
Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate professor Olav Andersen at 0.andersen@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, Building 1116, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to assign the position by the end of December, and start the contract in January 2021.


Terms of employment


Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


Letter of reference

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


International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.

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

Deadline
15 December 2020


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

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Postdoctoral position in Usable Privacy

Karlstad University

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description

The Faculty of Health Science and Technology has an opening for a full-time post-doctoral research fellow with focus on Usable Privacy. The position is available within the Privacy & Security (PriSec) research group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University. Research within PriSec is focused on cybersecurity, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), and usable privacy and security.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science consists of the two research subjects: Mathematics and Computer Science. It has a research and teaching staff of more than 70 persons. In Computer Science, research and education are focused on computer networking and distributed systems, computer security and privacy, and software engineering. Both research and education are conducted in close cooperation with international, national and regional partners from both academia and industry.

Duties

The post-doctoral fellow will work in a new project TRUEdig, which is an industrial collaboration project funded by the Knowledge Foundation of Sweden.

The post-doctoral fellow will in particular contribute to the TRUEdig sub-project 1 on Usable Privacy Technologies for Empowering Users in New Digital Services, which constructs and designs usable transparency and intervenability functions for empowering users.

The following research directions will be investigated:

– Design of usable ex ante and ex post transparency tools for explainability of automated decision making

– Develop of informed consent user interfaces and intervenability functions for mapping legal GDPR requirements

– Develop usable user interfaces for conveying trustworthy privacy preserving data analytics

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for the position, applicants are required to hold a recent PhD degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or equivalent qualifications). The candidate must have completed the degree no more than three years before the last date for applications, unless special ground exists.

Assessment criteria

In the assessment procedure, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s scientific experience in relation to usable privacy and usable PETs, including the development of usable and innovative user interfaces and tools for transparency, intervenability and consent. The candidate should be experienced with HCI research methods, including user interface development and prototyping, user lab studies, interviews, focus groups or statistical surveys. The candidate should preferably also be familiar with the European legal privacy framework (GDPR) and should also have the necessary technical knowledge of PETs with a focus on privacy-preserving data analytics techniques.

Publications in high impact journals and well-known conference proceedings, oral and written communication skills in English, the ability to independently pursue his or her work, and the ability to collaborate with others will be important as well.

Terms of employment

The position is a full-time position for one year with the possibility to extend for another year based on mutual agreement. The starting date for the position is within the time span of February 15, 2021 and May 15, 2021.

Further information

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

Application

Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline.

The application should include:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge and a list of your publications.
  • Application letter with a brief description of what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals (Maximum 2 pages long).
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • 2 representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • A letter of recommendation.
  • Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for shortlisted candidates

Submit your application via the university’s web based recruitment tool and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them).

One copy of documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to

Karlstads universitet

Registrator

651 88 Karlstad

State ref.no: REK 2020/239

Application deadline: 15 January 2021

We look forward to your application!

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAt the earliest convenience
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/239
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Last application date21.Dec.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday December 21st, 2020

Postdoc in plant molecular biology

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a two-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity focusing on understanding the mechanisms of infection and organogenesis induced by symbiotic microbes in the plant root.

The position is for two years and is available from March 1st 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to analysis of infection and nodule organogenesis using single cell RNA seq. The project will include scRNA-seq data generation and analysis, protoplasting of plant roots, nuclear extraction, FACS analysis, NGS library preparation, molecular characterization of genes of interest and preparing manuscripts.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in plant molecular biology.Experience in isolating protoplasts and nuclei from plant roots, handling and phenotyping of model legumes and standard plant molecular analyses is required. Fluency in spoken and written English is expected. Experience generating NGS libraries and in preparing figures and manuscripts for publication is an advantage. In addition, the candidate should be able and prepared to work as part of a large team in a collaborative project.

Who we are/ The department
The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology and Plant Molecular Biology. There are currently 75 full time scientific staff and120 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular
Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to http://mbg.au.dk/ for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to https://nat.au.dk/ and http://www.au.dk/  for information on Faculty of Natural Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.

The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information please contact: Professor Jens Stougaard, stougaard@mbg.au.dk, +4587155504

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
31 December 2020

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

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A PhD fellowship in Malaria Immunology in the TARGETs group, at Centre for Medical Parasitology (CMP), The Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

The Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM) invites applicants for a 3 year PhD fellowship in malaria immunology. The fellowship is available from 1 March 2021 or as soon as possible.  

Job description

The PhD fellow is expected to contribute to a project on the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria supported by the Lundbeckfoundation. Cerebral malaria develops in a subset of parasite-infected patients, and is believed to involve a particular subset of malaria (PfEMP1) proteins. These proteins were identified by the TARGETs group (doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.02.009), a group headed by Professor Anja Ramstedt Jensen at Center for Medical Parasitology. To further elucidate the mechanisms underlying the development of cerebral malaria our research includes in vitro molecular and immunological characterization of proteins associated with severe malaria. This, among other projects, includes looking at host endothelial cell responses to binding of parasites, discovery and characterization of additional brain-endothelial receptor interactions utilised by malaria parasites, and the use of a novel 3D blood-brain-barrier model. The research in the TARGETs team is conducted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Ghana, Harvard Medical School, University of Melbourne, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as other institutions. While the PhD fellow is expected to contribute to all phases of the cerebral malaria project, the specific aim of the PhD project is to help elucidate the immunological mechanisms underlying the development of cerebral malaria including host cell responses at the blood-brain-barrier, as well as the role of immune cells.

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

  • Carry out independent research under supervision
  • Participate in an active research environment, to partake and co-author publications
  • Complete PhD courses, or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Obligated to conduct some undergraduate teaching and associated examinations or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Principal supervisor is Professor Anja Ramstedt Jensen, Center for Medical Parasitology, Department of Immunology and Microbiology. The PhD student will be jointly supervised by Anja Ramstedt Jensen and Assistant Professor Yvonne Adams, the TARGETs group. 

Scientific environment

The research at Centre for Medical Parasitology is mainly focused on malaria and cancer, and is predominantly supported by external grants. The Centre is part of a well-established international scientific network, composed of scientists in Europe, Africa, America and Australia. More than 70 scientists and technicians are affiliated to CMP. A large proportion of these are engaged in graduate, as well as postgraduate training. The staff at CMP represents with a mix of junior and senior researchers of different cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. All activities are organised in thematically defined teams, each led by a senior scientist.

Centre for Medical Parasitology is located on the 11th floor of the Maersk Tower; this building provides state-of-the-art experimental facilities, in addition to important core facilities at the neighbouring Panum building.

The working language of the University is English, and knowledge of English is also fully sufficient to navigate life in Denmark in general. Denmark as a country routinely scores at the top in rankings of quality of life such as e.g., the OECD Better Life Index http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org

Required qualifications

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a MSc degree related to the subject area of the project.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a background in/experience of immunology (B and/or T cells), cell culture, flow cytometry (FACS), microscopy, and image analysis. Knowledge on RNA-seq, bioinformatics and/or protein expression will be seen as advantages.

Other selection criteria considered important:

  • Fluency in English
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Strong motivation and excellent scientific skills
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program
  • Previous publications, especially first author publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written

In all cases, the ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration, and thus the University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment:

The successful PhD candidate will be offered a full-time position for a period of three years, contingent on a satisfactory performance, with the specific intent that it results in a PhD degree and scientific publications.

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,590 DKK /approx. 3,700 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension.

Questions

Further information about the TARGETs team, CMP and ISIM can be obtained at http://cmp.ku.dk and http://isim.ku.dk, respectively. Direct inquiries about the position can be directed to the head of the TARGETs team, Professor Anja Ramstedt Jensen atrj@sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.

Application procedure

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

Applications must be written in English and include:

  • Cover Letter, detailing your  motivation and background for applying for the PhD project (up to 1 A4 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if any)
  • A copy of MSc diploma and grade transcripts
  • A short review of scientific research conducted previously for an MSc thesis or equivalent
  • Names, e-mails, telephone numbers and addresses of 2-3 referees

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk

The deadline for applications is 3 January 2021. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.

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

Deadline: 3 January 2021
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Immunology and Microbiology
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Post expires on Sunday January 3rd, 2021

PhD scholarships in Marine biodiversity and Climate Change

More than 2/3 of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans. Thousands of species inhabit this seemingly endless space, yet we know surprisingly little about its stunning diversity, how it is shaped, assembled and structured. But perhaps more importantly, we don´t know how it may respond to climate change and other human pressures, or how we may develop sustainable management actions to reduce impacts. Consequently, understanding these mechanisms and being able to predict the consequences of global change on marine biodiversity is a key objective in marine ecology and conservation. These questions have traditionally been approached with a species-centric focus. However, this taxonomic approach is inherently limited, as the mere number or identity of species reveals little to nothing about why the species are able to persist in a given environment and how they may respond to future changes. Instead, species can be characterized by their traits, describing key characteristics that determine the species’ response to environmental conditions, its interactions within food webs and ultimately its effect on ecosystem functioning. This trait-based approach has emerged as a promising field of research allowing for a more causal and mechanistic understanding of marine biodiversity and biogeography at large (e.g., Hillebrand and Matthiessen 2009).

Responsibilities and qualifications
To provide a better understanding and predictive capacity of future changes in marine biodiversity, particularly under climate change DTU Aqua seeks candidates for two 3-year PhD scholarships within the field of marine biodiversity and climate change. The overall objectives are to: (i) investigate the patterns, drivers and underlying processes of multiple aspects of taxonomic and functional diversity, including richness, evenness and differences in composition (i.e., beta-diversity); and (ii) forecast future changes in the diversity, composition and structure of marine biodiversity under climate change. The projects will focus on marine fish communities and make use of large-scale data on species abundances, composition and traits from bottom-trawl surveys (e.g., Beukhof et al., 2019). Furthermore, the projects will make use of a broad range of advanced statistical tools and approaches capable of investigating and forecasting future patterns and changes in marine biodiversity in response to global change (e.g., Ferrier et al., 2007; Ovaskainen et al., 2017). Both positions are linked to the recently started EU H2020 projects “MISSION ATLANTIC” and “ECOTIP”. The positions are available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) under the Centre for Ocean Life (https://www.oceanlifecentre.dk/) in Lyngby, Denmark. We expect the selected candidates to start during the period March to June 2021 with the earliest starting date on 15th March 2021.

Candidates for the PhD position 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.

We are looking for candidates who has:

  • A good background knowledge and experience in biodiversity and trait-based ecology with insight into the various ways in which to measure and characterize multiple metrics of taxonomic and functional biodiversity (including both alpha and beta diversity).
  • Ample experience and proficiency in handling and analysing large data sets using a range of statistical approaches, preferably in the statistical software R.
  • Flexibility concerning research stays abroad
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Ability to conduct research independently and problem solving skills
  • Strong interest in participating in an inter-disciplinary and international research environment
  • Willingness to contribute to a positive and inspirational work atmosphere

The applications should contain a motivation for why you want to undertake this research at DTU Aqua, your interest in this topic and a two-page description of your own project ideas fitting the overall research objectives described above.

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
Assessment of applicants with the qualifications listed above will be made by Senior Researchers Dr. Martin Lindegren and Dr Patrizio Mariani and the head of the PhD school, Prof. Ken-Haste Andersen.

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 appointments 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 3years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Martin Lindegren mli@aqua.dtu.dk

For general information on the PhD application please contact Karin Stubgaard, stub@aqua.dtu.dk., tel: +45 35 88 30 33

You can read more about the institute at www.aqua.dtu.dk

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 February 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • A description of proposed research fitting one or both of the overall objectives mentioned earlier (max. 2 pages)
  • 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)
  • Recommendation letters from senior professionals are welcomed

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.

Description of Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
The PhD candidate(s) will become part of the vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life that is a Villum Kann Rasmussen Centre of Excellence. The centre is a collaborative effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems through the use of trait-based approaches. We currently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated the Centre (PhD and Postdocs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaborating through weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different disciplines

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has ca. 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections that carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Kgs. Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 15 February 2021
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Monday February 15th, 2021

PhD scholarship within Management of People at the Department of Marketing & Management

The Department of Marketing & Management invites applications for one 3-year position as PhD Student in the research area of Management of People. The position is vacant from 1. January 2021 or soon after. The position is located at several workplaces.

Job description
As part of the PhD programme, an individual education programme within the field of marketing and management has to be completed. The successful candidate will be expected to complete a six-month stay at a research institution abroad and, over the period of the programme, to acquire experience of teaching or other types of presentation. S/he will also be expected to participate in the various activities within the department.
Research within the Department is anchored in an understanding of the cooperation between markets, organizations and individuals. It encompasses a variety of areas from evolutionary models of organization to new exotic forms of consumption. It is the ambition of the Department to be in the international frontline in these areas and to seek synergy between research, teaching and knowledge dissemination. Research at the Department is organized in five research units. See the Department website www.sdu.dk/imm for more details.
The successful applicant is expected to hand in a research proposal that fits the agenda and profile of the Management of People group. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to contribute with teaching and knowledge exchange besides delivering research outputs at the highest possible level. Further information about the research group can be found here. 
For further information, please contact Head of Department Jeanette Lemmergaard, telephone: +45 65503372 or email: jla@sdu.dk.

Application, salary, etc.
Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.

For more information on the department guidelines for qualification and recruitment please visit our web.
An application must include:

  • Detailed CV – if possible including publications and teaching experiences
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results
  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • The abstract must clearly state the research area, objectives and methods of the project.
  • The abstract must contain a well-motivated suggestion for a supervisor among faculty at the Department of Marketing & Management – see list of employees here: Employees (sdu.dk)

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our web page. On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Business Administration.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.
Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.
The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted.
Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
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Deadline: 14 December 2020
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday December 14th, 2020

Postdoc on Investigation of Quantum Emitters in 2D-Materials

Applications are invited for a postdoc position to work on an experimental project investigating the properties of novel quantum emitters in single layer and van der Waals bonded 2D materials. The project is funded through an ERC consolidator project and will be carried out at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark in close collaboration with both material scientists and theoretical physicists.

Solid state defect centres with allowed optical transitions and spin-properties are highly relevant as quantum light sources and quantum sensors with unprecedented spatial resolution and sensitivity. This project aims to investigate defect centres mainly in 2-dimensional materials, but also other material systems with a wide bandgap and stability. How do phonons impact the level dynamics, the coherence, and the efficiency of emitting a photon? Can the emission wavelength be tuned over a broad range and is emission in the telecom band possible?  In this project, we will apply single photon resolved optical spectroscopy and try to obtain a quantitative understanding of emitters in novel solid-state materials. The project will be closely linked to our efforts on quantum sensing and quantum optics based on reading out the spin state of single defects in diamond.

The successful postdoc candidate will be part of the Quantum Physics and Information Technology group (QPIT) at the Department of Physics at DTU and the centre for macroscopic quantum states (bigQ). The project involves tight collaboration with the computational atomic scale design group (CAMD).  The QPIT group is at the very forefront of international research in quantum optics, quantum opto-mechanics, and diamond-based quantum sensing. In this group, you will work in an international team of researchers in an informal working environment. Furthermore, you will become part of a collaborative network of experts including material science and theoretical physics, in particular the section for computational atomic scale design group (CAMD) at DTU Physics. This project will have access to on-site and state-of-the-art experimental facilities.

Responsibilities and tasks
This postdoc position will target optical investigations of quantum emitters and the successful candidate is expected to perform in:

  • Design, construction and maintenance of a state-of-the-art confocal microscope nano-meter spatial and single photon resolution.
  • Simulation of the experimental observations with for instance energy level schemes and corresponding rate equation models.
  • Operation of cryogenic setups for sample and detector temperature control.

The exact research activities will be continuously adapted to ensure high relevance and impact.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics, photonics, material sciences or equivalent and must have experience working with optical setups. The successful candidate is expected to have experience and expertise in one or more of the following subjects:

  • Expertise in optical spectroscopy.
  • Background in quantum optics or physics.
  • Experience in constructing and operating optical setups.

Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to be

  • self-motivated in scientific research,
  • has Independent problem-solving skills,
  • has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, and
  • has experience with international collaborations.

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 postdoc position in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

The workplace is the Department of Physics at DTU’s Lyngby campus and the position is for 18 months. Employment should preferably start in March 2021, but a later start might be possible.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Alexander Huck, alexander.huck@fysik.dtu.dk, Prof. Ulrik Lund Andersen, ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk, or Prof. Kristian Sommer Thygesen, thygesen@fysik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the QPIT section on www.fysik.dtu.dk/english/research/QPIT and the Department of Physics on www.fysik.dtu.dk/english.

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • At least 2 recommendation letters

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.

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

Deadline: 31 January 2021
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

Postdoc in Tissue Engineering and High Throughput Cell Culture Systems

GUTVIBRATION is an EU project with the aim to provide industrial solution to “organ on a chip”. In this project we are linking different in vitro cultured organ model (organoids) together using lab automation and variants of microtitre plates. DTU Health tech is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on Work Packages 1, 7 and 8 (www.gutvibrations.org).

This GUTVIBRATIONS postdoctoral position will focus on testing usability and biocompatibility of cell culture devices for linking organoids together, developing technology to structure hydrogels based on for instance silk, characterising the mass transport in these systems and validating robotically assisted cell culturing and infection models. The work will involve use of cancer cell lines and primary cells in the initial phase and organoids in the final phases of testing.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a tissue engineer with speciality in biomaterials, 3D structuring of these materials using many different techniques (moulding, imprinting, lithography etc).  A large experience with biocompatibility investigations, cell culture techniques, including stem cells, is required. Experience with molecular and cellular characterisation techniques is required.

There will be two postdocs and DTU Health tech, where one is focused on engineering and automation and the other is focused on validation of devices and structuring of hydrogels. Both postdocs will have lots of opportunities to work with all the different partners in the project network.

We are looking for an independent postdoctoral researcher who is able to explore new ways by combining different techniques in order to contribute to the success of GUTVIBRATIONS. Because of the collaborative and international nature of the project the candidate should be an excellent team player, be proficient in the English language and have excellent communication skills. In addition, the candidate should have a first author peer-reviewed publication in the last two years.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Martin Dufva at dufva@dtu.dk or +45 5133 3753.

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 January 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

Note, an application must ALSO be sent via the GUTVIBRATION home page www.gutvibrations.org.

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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

Deadline: 15 January 2021
Unit: DTU Health Tech
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Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021

Postdoc in Design and Fabrication of High Throughput Cell Culture Systems

GUTVIBRATION is an EU project with the aim to provide industrial solution to “organ on a chip”. In this project we are linking different in vitro cultured organ model (organoids) together using lab automation and variants of microtitre plates. DTU Health tech is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on Work Packages 1, 7 and 8 (see www.gutvibrations.org).

This GUTVIBRATIONS postdoctoral position will focus on designing and fabrication of plate inserts for linking different organoids together in a physiological manner, characterising the mass transport in these plates, scaling the plates for high throughput screening and compatibility with robotics and automated TEER measurements, exploring injection moulding prototyping using 3D printed moulds and providing devices for the consortium for testing.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking an engineer, preferably with knowledge in a wide range of polymeric fabrications techniques, including 3D printing. Large experience with miniaturized assay formats based on microfluidics is required. Experience with-in organ-on-a chip research is an advantage but not a requirement. A strong inventive mind set is required.

There will be two postdocs and DTU Health tech, where one is focused on engineering and automation and the other is focused on validation of devices and structuring of hydrogels. Both postdocs will have lots of opportunities to work with all the different partners in the project network.

We are looking for an independent postdoctoral researcher who is able to explore new ways by combining different techniques in order to contribute to the success of GUTVIBRATIONS. Because of the collaborative and international nature of the project the candidate should be an excellent team player, be proficient in the English language and have excellent communication skills. In addition, the candidate should have a first author peer-reviewed publication in the last two years.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Martin Dufva at dufva@dtu.dk or +45 5133 3753.

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 January 2021. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • The 1-page application letter should contain a description of the inventive nature of the applicant

Note, an application must ALSO be sent via the GUTVIBRATION home page www.gutvibrations.org.

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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

Deadline: 15 January 2021
Unit: DTU Health Tech
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Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021

Postdoc in Development of Digital Twins of Pilot-Scale Processes

The postdoc will be part of the PROSYS research center at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Our research in the center has focus on process systems engineering, on fermentation, biocatalysis and downstream processing. Most of our activities are in close collaboration with industry and other academic partners.

The position is part of the Fermentation Based bioManufacturing (FBM) initiative, a collaboration project involving DTU Bioengineering, DTU Biosustain and DTU Chemical Engineering. Sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, FBM offers a comprehensive research-based education and training program in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM). It covers various experience levels, i.e., graduate (MSc), post graduate (PhD), and continuing education (CE). The postdoc will be working closely together with other researchers that are working on related topics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The focus of this postdoc position is on development of digital twins of pilot‐scale equipment in the pilot plant of DTU Chemical Engineering. More specifically, the candidate is expected to:

  • Develop and validate first-principles based or hybrid mathematical models for different physical unit operations present in the pilot plant
  • Facilitate “real-time” integration of the Digital twins developed with sensor information from physical pilot scale unit operations.
  • Develop and implement advanced control strategies, in simulation and applied to pilot scale operations
  • Develop educational software tools to be used in connection with the pilot scale unit operations for the department’s educational programs

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in chemical or biochemical engineering or closely related fields.

Furthermore, the ideal candidate should have hands-on experience from working with pilot-scale equipment (unit operations), as well as having an interest in software development. The postdoc candidate preferably has experience with software tools such as Matlab-Simulink and Python. Experience with computational fluid dynamics software tools is an advantage.

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

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

The place of work is Lyngby campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Krist V. Gernaey, tel.: +45 4525 2970, e-mail kvg@kt.dtu.dk, or Professor John M. Woodley, jw@kt.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 7 January 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 7 January 2021
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Thursday January 7th, 2021

Postdoc working with chemical synthesis of natural product analogs

A postdoc position related to a project focused on synthetic bioactive macrocyclic peptides with anti-cancer activity.  

Duration:12 months, starting 1/2-2021

Job description/research project/research area
-Designing synthetic sequences to macrocyclic peptide derivatives
-Conducting multi-step (>10) synthesis, final purification using a variety of techniques including preparative HPLC, and analysis of compounds (NMR, LC-MS/MS).
-Drafting/assisting with patent applications.
-Managing interactions with external CROs.
-Representing the project towards external stakeholders

Your profile
Academic:

  • PhD in organic chemistry with experience in complex molecule synthesis
  • Prior postdoc experience working with chemical synthesis of complex peptidederivatives
  • Prior experience with patent writing and IP

Personal:

  • Highly motivated, capable of individual problem-solving and project management.
  • Ability to interact constructively with other team members with different scientific competences, e.g. within cellular biology.
  • Ability+desire to mentor junior members of the lab.

Who are we / The department
Research in the Poulsen lab is overall focused on the discovery of new targets/pathways involved in human disease. The work spans from mechanistic studies of bioactive small molecules to focused investigations of the biology of defined disease-related proteins. Please consult our website to see some of our previous projects.

The place of employment is Aarhus University and the work place will be at Department of Chemistry (www.chem.au.dk), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research program. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full, associate and assistant professors, a support-staff of ~30 people, ~100 PhD students, ~50 postdocs and around 400 students. In addition to excellence in research, teaching and supervision, the Department of Chemistry values equal opportunities and a collegial atmosphere.

The successful candidate is offered:

  • An interesting project on a cutting-edge topic in cancer pharmacology.
  • An ambitious and inclusive working environment
  • Great colleagues from several countries.

For further details please contact: Thomas B. Poulsen, thpou@chem.au.dk, +45 6114 1844
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Thomas Poulsen Associate professor, Department of Chemistry +4587155327 thpou@chem.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 17 Dec 2020 at 23:59 CET

PhD student position in project “Magnetic studies of quasicrystals”

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The position is placed at the Department of Earth Sciences (www.geo.uu.se). The Department has six programs engaged in a collaborative research of high international standard. The high-pressure group performs experimental studies on materials at extreme conditions of pressures and temperatures, pursuing interdisciplinary projects across research fields of physics, chemistry, mineralogy and materials science. The research will be conducted in a close collaboration with colleagues from the departments of chemistry and physics, which facilitates access to the relevant infrastructure at the Ångström Laboratory.

Project description: The project builds on the synthesis of a larger range of Tsai-type quasicrystals (QC) and approximant crystals (AC) in the systems RE-Au-E (RE=Lanthanides, Y, Sc, Ca; E = Si, Ge, Sn, Al, Ga, In), which is part of a parallel research project. Within this project, these materials will undergo a rigorous characterization of their atomic/nuclear structures and their magnetic properties. The research studies will focus on the application of neutron scattering for elucidating spin interactions in Tsai-type QCs and ACs, and for probing pressure induced magnetic transitions and long-range ordering. It is envisioned to perform neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering experiments at the facilities SNS and HFIR (ORNL, USA), ISIS (UK) and ILL (France). The project will thus involve applying for and travelling to these international facilities. The goal is to conduct these experiments on single crystals/grain specimens at pressures up to 10 GPa and at 1-2 K temperature. The use of high pressure will enable probing the electronic states and nature of magnetic interactions, as well as conversion of spin-glass states into ordered magnetic structures. Magnetic susceptibility, magnetization, magnetoresistance and Hall Effect will be measured using MPMS/MPMS under pressure in a diamond anvil cell (DAC). Sub-Kelvin temperatures, which are necessary for systematic studies into quantum criticality, will be reached with a dilution refrigerator. As an important complement to the diffraction experiments at large-scale facilities; in-house X-ray diffraction will be used to carefully characterize the nuclear structures of the samples. The results are expected to make a decisive contribution to the fundamental question whether Tsai-type QCs containing RE elements can display unique magnetic structures and properties based on the ordering of spins in a quasiperiodic structure. The outlined research will also involve the development of state-of-the-art infrastructure, allowing small quasicrystals (~100 μm) to be characterised with respect to various physical properties under previously unexplored pressures and temperatures.

SwedNESS: The project is a part of SwedNESS, the national graduate school for Neutron research. The graduate school aims at strengthening Sweden’s long-term competence and competitiveness within the area of neutron science by providing its students with research training and a foundation for networking. Please see link for more information http://swedness.se/.

Duties: The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies, which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

The student is expected to study QCs and ACs within the system RE-Au-E described above. The student will utilise a combination of techniques to characterise the structure and properties with a key focus on neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering. In addition, the student will take initiative to gain access to and utilise other methods to support the core project, through either collaboration or performing the work himself or herself. The student must design, plan and execute the experimental work, occasionally in collaboration with other researchers nationally and internationally, critically analyse and discuss the results, and present their work orally at scientific conferences and written in the form of papers in peer-reviewed journals. Finally, the student is expected to participate in all mandatory group activities, including becoming the responsible person for specific lab equipment.

Admission requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Requirements:

  • degree or equivalent as above in natural or engineering sciences
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • high motivation and strong interest in experimental studies utilizing neutrons as a probing tool.

Additional qualifications: Prior experience with the Rietveld method, INS, high pressure DAC technique, aforementioned analytical techniques, and/or performing experiments at major facilities, is considered as an important qualifying merit.

Consideration will also be given to good organisational discipline, collaborative skills, drive and willingness to take initiative, enthusiasm and independence. Finally, how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published articles or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-02-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Peter Lazor, peter.lazor@geo.uu.se or Ass. Prof. Cesar Pay Gómez, cesar.paygomez@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 23 DEcember 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4535.

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

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4535

Last application date: 2020-12-23

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Post expires on Wednesday December 23rd, 2020

PhD student in metabolic disease with children

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University has a strong and international research environment with about 100 employees, including around 25 PhD students, 20 postdocs and 30 researchers and professors.

Duties/Project description: Peter Bergsten’s research group at the Department of Medical Cell Biology and the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health (https://www.mcb.uu.se/res/groups/pb/) works to increase the understanding of how metabolic disease develops and can be hindered, in particular in children with obesity or inborn error of metabolism. The research approach is translational, where in vivo work in patient cohorts is combined with in vitro work in cellular models. In vivo methods include annual assessments of patients including anthropometry, oral glucose tolerance test and determining concentrations of hormones, nutrients and genes in blood samples obtained from the patients as well as from control subjects. In vitro methods include culture, treating and genetically modifying cells and functionally characterize the cells including hormonal and metabolic responses.

We are looking for a qualified PhD student who will work with patient cohorts (evaluate assessments, handle and analyze patient samples and data) and cellular models (including isolated islets of Langerhans and cell-lines) to increase our understanding of mechanisms implicated in how obesity and inborn error of metabolism manifest themselves in children.

Requirements: Master’s degree in medicine or similar. The ideal candidate should be highly skilled in performing metabolic research in both patient cohorts and cellular models. Specific emphasis is put on personal qualities such as the ability to communicate, in planning, and in organizational skills. Excellent spoken and written English language skills are also required. You are expected to actively cooperate with other members of the research group and develop towards independency. The applicant is further expected to actively take part in teaching and supervising students.

Additional qualifications: Documented work or certificates from patient and cellular work is a merit. Experience from work with isolated islets of Langerhans and different methods for functionally characterizing isolated islets are desirable, but not required. Personal qualifications will be of great significance in the evaluation process.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 25-01-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Peter Bergsten, 018-471 4923, peter.bergsten@mcb.uu.se.

Please submit your application by the 10th of December 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4448.

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Placement: Department of Medical Cell Biology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4448

Last application date: 2020-12-10

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Two PhD student positions in limnology with focus on climate change effects on ice-covered lakes in the Northern Hemisphere

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The PhD student positions will be placed at the Department of Ecology and Genetics. The institute is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world (www.ieg.uu.se). The PhD students will belong to the Limnology program, which engages in research and education on the ecology and biogeochemistry of inland waters, spanning from microscopic to global scale (www.ieg.uu.se/limnologi).

Project description: We are looking for two PhD students who will work with the effects of climate change on ice-covered lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. The main objective of the global research project is to assess how lake ice properties such as crystal structure, thickness and transparency will change in a warmer climate and how these changes will affect ice stability/safety as well as ecological and biochemical processes in different types of lakes. The project includes field, experimental and modeling work where one PhD student will focus on the physical and modelling aspects of the project and the other one on the ecological and biochemical aspects. Since the projects are of very high societal value they also include some outreach activities. The PhD students will work in a team together with researchers from Gothenburg University and experts in the national network SITES (www.fieldsites.se) and the international network GLEON (Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, www.gleon.org).

Duties: Your duties include research based on field, experimental and modelling work, teamwork as well as some teaching and course work.

Qualification required:  To be eligible for a PhD-student position, the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) in limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental sciences, geoscience, environmental engineering or other relevant subjects at the time of employment. Eligible candidates interested in the physical/modelling part of the project need to demonstrate skills in statistics/modelling while candidates interested in the ecological/biochemical part need to demonstrate skills in aquatic ecology or equivalent. For the project some experience in practical work such as field work or equivalent is required. Candidates must be able to express themselves to a very high degree in spoken as well as written English. In the evaluation of candidates, particular emphasis will be put on personal qualities such as independence, strong motivation and teamwork skills.

Qualifications desired: Previous experience with laboratory experiments. Willingness to work in a cold winter climate. Basic knowledge in GIS. Car driving license (EU class B).

How to apply: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to do a PhD, and why you are suitable for the position; you also need to write whether you are interested in the physical/modelling or the ecological/biochemical part of the project, 2) your CV, 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your master degree, your course grades and a copy of your master thesis, 5) the names and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), and 6) publications produced, if any. The application should be written in English.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.  

Starting date: As soon as possible, or as otherwise agreed upon.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. The graduate program covers four years of full-time study. The position can be combined with teaching or other duties at the department (maximum 20%), which prolongs the employment with the corresponding time. The salary will be set according to local agreements. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines. More information about postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology

Scope of the employment: 100 %.

Contact information: For further information about the position please contact Prof. Gesa Weyhenmeyer, +46 18 471 27 11, gesa.weyhenmeyer@ebc.uu.se,

You are welcome to submit your application no later than January 11, 2021, UFV-PA 2020/4444.

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Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 2

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4444

Last application date: 2021-01-11

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