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Postdoc in virome analysis

If you have experience with comparative microbial genomics, annotation of viral genomes, classification of proteins and genes or analysis of metagenome data, then you could be exactly what we’re looking for.    In recent years we have begun to understand the important role of the human microbiome in protecting us from chronic disease. In this project, we want to understand whether the same holds true for viruses. Are most viruses good viruses that protect us from disease instead of causing it?   

Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) is an internationally renowned research group consisting of approx. 40 employees all dedicated to revealing the causes of childhood asthma, allergy and eczema, as well as other chronic diseases in children. We have extensive data from the children on the many aspects of these diseases including symptoms, but also their general health, their genetics, epigenetics, metabolomics and immunological profiles.   

Viromes have been deeply sequenced from 700 children. We have 4 GB of virus data per child. We need to gain an overview of all of the different viruses in that data so we can compare them to the symptoms of the children, and figure out which viruses are good and bad. Most of the viruses are bacteriophages which infect the bacteria on the bodies of the children. We already have microbiome data for the same children and we need to find out which bacteriophages infect which bacteria.   

A major challenge in viromics is that most viruses are unknown and there’s no marker gene like 16S rDNA which can reveal their presence or which family they belong to. We need some way of distinguishing random DNA from viral DNA in our data, and we would like to officially classify any unknown viruses into new viral families so they can become known to science.   

As a Postdoc at COPSAC you will: 

  • Join the microbiome group and contribute with the analysis of our complex clinical and microbiological data
  • Get the opportunity to create your own research profile based on your experience and interests
  • Join a highly qualified team of postdocs, research assistants and clinicians
  • Get the comprehensive support of a large administrative team of data managers, IT support, and fundraising
  • Be part of a well-functioning and inspiring workplace with a sincere and fun atmosphere
  • Get loads of opportunities for bouncing ideas off colleagues and seeking advice

Your profile: 

  • You have a PhD or equivalent experience, preferably within microbiology or bioinformatics
  • You master coding and are used to data analysis on the Linux command line, or in R
  • You have experience within metagenomics, comparative genomics, virus bioinformatics or protein clustering
  • You have a good understanding of how microbiological systems work and evolve
  • You are curious and passionate and would like to be in the front line, where research makes a difference
  • You’d like to join a team and help support the group, but are also comfortable working independently, exploring own ideas

  COPSAC is part of GC-HSP and Professor Hans Bisgaard leads the Clinical Academic Group (CAG) entitled “Modulating the Infant Microbiome for Disease Prevention”. GCHSP is a new initiative to facilitate translational collaboration between basic scientists at University of Copenhagen and clinical researchers at the hospitals in Greater Copenhagen.     

Help make a difference 
You will play a crucial role as a postdoc in a highly interdisciplinary research environment, which publishes scientific articles in the highest-ranking international journals. We have strong ambitions with plenty of space for sparring and professional development. You will work within a team of colleagues who are all passionate about their work and proud of their achievements. The research group is in the limelight, internationally, and the research topic enjoys great public interest. We have an amazing transnational and informal working environment, characterized by a pleasant atmosphere.    

Are you interested? 
If you want to know more about the position, please contact Shiraz Shah (Tel no. +45 38 67 36 32, mobile +45 26 17 16 50) or Marianne Mikkelsen (+45 38 67 41 63) or read more about the research centre at: www.copsac.com   

Application deadline is 31st of March, 2019. Salary and employment will be by agreement and according to current rules in the Capital Region of Denmark. 

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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

PhD in Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biochemistry

The Systems Environmental Microbiology group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites motivated students to apply for a 3-year Ph.D. fellowship in the field of Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biochemistry.

The proposed project aims at expanding the biochemical landscape of bacterial cell factories to access new-to-Nature products through the implementation of synthetic metabolism, both in vitro and in bacterial cell factories. The successful applicant shall work independently on the development of high-impact research projects in which a significant workload is expected to advance the research successfully. The candidate will work within a team to develop their independent project, while also contributing to projects of other team members. From a broader perspective, the selected candidate will implement state-of-the-art methods in Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biochemistry to design, construct, and improve the performance of bacterial cell factories. The proposed starting date is 1 May 2019.

Responsibilities and tasks
The appointed person will be expected to (i) work to tight deadlines and manage multiple projects, (ii) interact with other researchers at the SEM Group and the Center for Biosustainability, and other leading partner institutions, (iii) interact in a professional manner with industrial partners in a highly multidisciplinary environment, (iv) report regularly both in the form of written reports and oral presentations (both internally and in conferences), (v) support the research team through training and supervision of other researchers and students, (vi) write scientific papers to high standard, and (vii) actively engage in drafting project proposals and applications.

Responsibilities for this Ph.D. position include, among other tasks:
 

  • Wet-lab work on Molecular Biology and Synthetic Biology, especially pathway engineering. Phenotypic and metabolic analysis of microbial hosts will be carried out on a regular basis.
  • In vitro reconstruction of synthetic pathways.
  • Biochemical analysis and high-throughput analytics, including LC-MS/MS analysis (targeted metabolomics and proteomics), NMR, and GC-MS/MS analysis.
  • Supervision of M.Sc. and B.Sc. students.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Biology, Biotechnology or a closely related field.

Further qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Metabolic Engineering will be positively evaluated.
  • Experience in an industrial environment, as well as hands-on experience in biochemical analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, and communication skills required to work in a highly-international research environment.
  • Team spirit and social skills, demonstrated through collaborations with academic partners and, if possible, research internships abroad.
  • Ambition to carry research independently, to plan and execute experimental tasks, and also to be part of a larger international research team. Strong attention to detail in every day’s lab situations is a must.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

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

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

The work place will be the Novo Nordisk Center for Biosustainability, located in the Lyngby campus of DTU (Building 220).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Pablo Ivan Nikel-Mayer, phone: +45 9351 1918, e-mail: pabnik@biosustain.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the center on www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 29 March 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability is an international research center at the Technical University of Denmark funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The center conducts research in metabolic engineering of cell factories, in silico systems biology, metagenomics, and plant biochemistry with the purpose of developing new processes and technologies that can support a more sustainable bio-based production of valuable chemicals in the future. The Center brings together some of the world’s leading researchers in the field and will possess the advanced equipment and facilities required for achieving its ambitious research goals. Impact on society by innovation has a high priority and the Center collaborates worldwide with biotech companies and chemical industries to facilitate the dissemination and exploitation of its results. Additional information can be found at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

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

Deadline: 29 March 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Friday March 29th, 2019

One or more PhD stipends in Analysis of blockchain in port management based on historical and real-time data (6-19022)

At the Facualty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Transportation Engineering, Freight Transport Research Group one or more PhD stipends are available within the general research programme Civil Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from 15 June 2019 or soon hereafter. The position is available for 36 months.

Job description

Multimodal freight transport has been a key focus in research for years. One of the challenges of multimodal freight transport is to optimize the interactions between various actors, in both the road, rail and water area. Currently the emergence of new technologies, especially Block-chain technology, is being seen as a promising new technology in relation to for example optimizations of paper flows between actors in freight transport networks.

The Ph.D. candidate will be working with real-time and historical data, to develop and test models and guidelines on how to optimize multimodal freight transport through Danish ports and cities using block-chain technology. Experience from working with software development, business modelling, freight transport or massive data sets will be an advantage. Knowledge of decentralized databases and blockchain is considered as a strong advantage.

Bling research project

The applicant is expected to primarily work on the ongoing BLING research project, and also support the research in other ongoing research projects for example within collaborative logistics. In bling the applicant is expected to do both research and administrative tasks.

Teaching activities

The candidate is expected to conduct both teaching and student supervision activities within research field of the research group.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Niels Agerholm, Department of Civil Engineering, phone: +45 9940 9814, email: na@civil.aau.dk or Associate Professor Kristian Reinau, Department of Civil Engineering, phone: +45 9940 8338, email: khr@civil.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 Technical Doctoral School of IT adn Design 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 at regular points in time. 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 Lisbeth Diinhoff , The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: ld@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 9589.

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: 29 March 2019
Unit: Department of Civil Engineering
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Post expires on Friday March 29th, 2019

PhD Project in New Light Sources

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering and the Department is now seeking to employ a PhD student to do research within new light sources. The work will be carried out within the Light Sources and Industrial  Sensor research section.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position is aimed at expanding our competences in new light sources. Acknowledging photonics as a key enabling technology, the research activities originates around modelling and development of new light source architectures. The research section aims for a top 3 position among the European research groups in diode lasers and LEDs. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with researchers at international universities. It is important that the applicant shows that he/she can contribute to the development of new light sources and preference will be given to candidates that can strengthen the following areas:

  • Compact diode lasers based on nonlinear optical effects
  • LED architectures for energy and lighting applications (green technologies)
  • Nanotechnologies for LEDs and Biophotonics
  • Advanced diode laser based systems for biophotonic imaging
  • Nonlinear MID-IR sensing for scientific and industrial applications
Qualifications
Candidates should have a MSc degree in engineering/Physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the MSc degree in engineering/Physics.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Paul Michael Petersen.

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

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

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information, please contact Professor Paul Michael Petersen, pape@fotonik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Fotonik on 
www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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

Deadline: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD scholarships in Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics

DTU Fotonik invites applications for 3-year PhD scholarships in Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics.

The research in the 
Section for Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics is focused on nonlinear optics in fibers (supercontinuum generation and frequency conversion across the spectrum, from the mid-IR to the deep UV), the use of optical fibers for advanced sensing, the use of specialty fibers for exploitation of higher-order mode transport of classical and quantum information, and the use of the longest wavelengths for ultrafast THz spectroscopy (imaging and sensing with THz beams, nonlinear THz spectroscopy, extreme near-field THz measurements, and THz field-driven nonlinearities).

Opportunities
The Section for Nonlinar Optics and Biophotonics welcomes applications for PhD scholarships within the research areas of the section. We seek motivated candidates with a very strong experimental and/or theoretical background within the research topics of the section.

Examples of offered projects include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Development of state-of-the-art sensors based on polymer fibers, for bio and environmental sensing (stress, strain, temperature).
  • Ultrafast electron optics, including femtosecond electron sources driven by intense THz transients, and ultrafast ARPES (angle-resolved electron photoemission) spectroscopy.
  • Ultrafast frequency conversion in femtosecond laser-driven gas plasmas, using many-color laser fields for generation of THz-mid-IR light sources
  • Quantum communication with higher-order modes in optical fibers.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree within physics, optics, electrical engineering or other relevant areas of the technical sciences.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by a Department panel.

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

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

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information or inquiries please contact one of the group leaders in the Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics Section: Prof. Peter Uhd Jepsen, puje@fotonik.dtu.dk, Prof. Ole Bang, oban@fotonik.dtu.dk, or Prof. Karsten Rottwitt, karo@fotonik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Fotonik on 
www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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

Deadline: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD projects in Telecommunication Engineering

DTU Fotonik would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position in Telecommunication Engineering.

The communication section at DTU Fotonik works with a wide areas of communication systems ranging from small IoT devices to ultra-high capacity optical transport systems.

The section is divided into 4 research groups (Coding & Visual Communication, Networks Technology and Service Platforms, High-Speed Optical Communications, Machine Learning in Photonic Systems) with different focus, but also strong collaboration in between the groups as well with the rest of the department and other department with the university (virtual centres on e.g. IoT, Quantum technology, etc.)

Grant opportunities
We are now seeking PhD students to do research within different projects over a broad area of topics covering 5G networks, IoT solutions, datacentre infrastructures, SDN and NFV, Machine learning in communication systems, transmission and video coding, Silicon Photonics, Pbit/s transmission systems, QKD etc.

All our research are to some extend related to national or international research programs and the PhD study will usually be related and integrated into one or more of these activities.

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.

Qualifications
The candidate must hold a master’s degree in engineering, specializing in telecommunication or similar degree. Good communication skills in English are required.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section Lars Dittmann.

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

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

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Lars Dittmann, ladit@fotonik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Fotonik on 
www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

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

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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


Deadline: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD positions for doing fundamental studies in hydrogenation of CO2 or N2

PhD studentships position for doing fundamental studies in hydrogenation of CO2 or N2 are vacant at “The VILLUM Center for theScience of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN) at SurfCat.

VILLUM FONDEN have granted 150 million DKK over the next 8 years to “The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN). The clear aim of the centre is to phase out fossil fuels and thereby alleviate the negative impact the continuous use these have on the earth’s climate and environment.

PhD positions are available at V-SUSTAIN to work on the experimental development of new catalysts in the area of: 

  • Thermal heterogeneous catalysis for CO2 hydrogenation into methanol or Nitrogen into ammonia,
  • Electrochemical reduction of CO2 to fuels and chemicals, and Electrochemical reduction of N2 to ammonia.
A significant part of V-SUSTAIN takes place at Experimental Surface and Nanomaterials Physics at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Here we enjoy a social, open and transparent scientific environment. The students will be able to take full advantage of the large number of personnel working in adjacent fields of investigation, from surface science on single crystals to the testing of high surface area catalysts in reactors.

The work will be focused on the synthesis, testing and characterisation of new catalysts using state of the art in-house facilities or synchrotrons at SLAC or Lund. It relies heavily on a close collaboration between theory and experiment, where the most promising catalysts are identified by in-silico screening. It will therefore be in collaboration with other partners of V-SUSTAIN, at Copenhagen University, Stanford University and DTU.

When applying please indicate which of the four projects you are most interested in applying for and motivate your choice and a possible earliest starting date. Notice candidates finalizing their master during 2019 may apply now.

Qualifications
The successful candidates will have obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Masters degrees. He/she should also be well-motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. Candidates for the PhD positions should have a Masters’ degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science by the time they commence the project. Candidates who has shown interest/had experience in the surface science approach will be preferred.

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

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

The PhD positions are for 3 years and the PhD thesis must be delivered during this period. The position can start anytime in 2019.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the research at SurfCat at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) please inspect www.surfcat.dtu.dk.

Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Professor Ib Chorkendorff,
ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Your online application must be submitted no later than 28 March 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one and one only PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file and one file ONLY. The file must include:

  • A cover letter motivating the application. (Max one page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degree diplomas
  • Mandatory excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having obtained their Master with an acceptable grade.

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

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

Deadline: 28 March 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Thursday March 28th, 2019

Postdoc in Climatic Reliability of Electronic Devices

The Materials and Surface Engineering section in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking candidates for a postdoc position in the field of Corrosion Reliability of Electronic Systems and Devices starting from the 1 June 2019.

The position is part of the CreCon industrial consortium on climatic reliability of electronics, therefore it involves close collaboration with industrial partners.

Humidity influence on corrosion reliability of electronics is a serious issue today due to the wide spread usage of electronics, which results in exposure to various climatic conditions. Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) is the main component of electronics that get influenced by humidity due to water film formation under transient climate conditions such as humidity and temperature as well as due to several inherent factors of the PCBA itself. Electrical property of the water film is essentially determined by the electrochemical aspects of the micro-cell formed on the PCBA surface when water film connects between neighboring biased points such as soldered connections or legs of components. The water film thickness formed under humid conditions can vary from nm scale to hundredths of nanometer depending on the humidity, temperature, hygroscopic residues, and PCBA parameters. Failure of electronics is determined by the interplay of these electrochemical sequences resulting in a parasitic circuit of different capacity interfering with the electrical aspects of the PCBA. Therefore understanding and controlling the water film build up, and knowledge on sequential changes in the electrochemical aspects leading to a critical level of parasitic current is important in controlling the humidity related failures in electronics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The intended Postdoc will focus on understanding the interplay between electrochemical mechanisms and failure of electronic devices due to change in electrical functionality under humid conditions due to thin water film formation. Work will involve investigations at PCBA and System level. Experimental methods involve electrochemical impedance and DC electrochemical methods to understand the electrochemical properties of the water film and interaction with PCBA surface. System level investigations will include humidity profiling inside the device in response to external conditions, and extrapolation of its effects on PCBA reliability.

Qualifications
Candidates should have 

  • A PhD Degree (or equivalent) in Materials Engineering with corrosion and electrochemistry specialization or master degree in electronics with PhD level expertise on humidity robustness of electronics or related topics. Prior experience on work related to corrosion reliability of electronics is an advantage.
  • Documented research or industrial experience in corrosion and electrochemistry or reliability of electronics specifically related to humidity effects in also an advantage.
  • The capacity and interest to work in a multidisciplinary team including academia and industry
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 Professor Rajan Ambat, telephone: +45 4525 2181, e-mail: ram@mek.dtu.dk.

You can read more about Department of Mechanical Engineering on 
www.mek.dtu.dk, corrosion reliability of electronics research at www.celcorr.com.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 5 April 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • 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.

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 150 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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

Deadline: 5 April 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Friday April 5th, 2019

Postdoc to CoaST Research Centre

The activities in CoaST cover coating technologies from raw materials, over formulation, test and characterization to production and application. In the broad perspective, the center will support development, production and use of high performance coatings with improved sustainability profiles over the lifetime of the coating. Areas of research are anticorrosive coatings for steel structures, blade coatings for wind turbines, intumescent coatings for passive fire protection, antifouling coatings for ships, insulation coatings for heat loss reduction, coatings for the cement- and mineral industries, and coatings for oil- and gas pipelines at high temperature and high pressure.

Responsibilities and tasks
In the heavy duty industry, such as the oil and gas sector, organic coatings for conditions of high pressure (up to 200 bars) and high temperature (up to 200 celcius), as well as seawater exposure, are needed to protect process equipment. Coating types used are based on two-component epoxy binders. Estimation of the coating lifetime and mapping of the degradation pathways under various process conditions is a challenge and the main content of this project.

During the past few years, a new pilot plant (batch reactor), allowing for experimentation at high pressure and high temperature, has been designed and built. Initial results have shown that coatings degrade at different rates, but the mechanisms behind the coating degradation have not been mapped and quantified and may include one of more of the following rate phenomena: diffusion and dissolution of gases (N2, CH4, O2/air, CO2, and H2S) and solvents (e.g xylene) in the coating, chemical degradation of the binder and other coating ingredients, coating swelling, and formation of cracks and blisters.

The purpose of the project is to quantify the degradation mechanisms for selected coatings and various gas/liquid mixtures and to find ways of extending the coating life time.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in chemical engineering or materials.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years. The expected start date is 15 April 2019.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information on the projects contact: Associate Professor Søren Kiil, sk@kt.dtu.dk  or Professor, Head of Department Kim Dam-Johansen, KDJ@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering 
here.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 28 March 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • 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.

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

Deadline: 28 March 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Thursday March 28th, 2019

Research engineer in Ecology

Kalmar

Reference number: 2019/168-2.2.1Share

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

Field of subject for the appointment: Ecology with specialization in Marine Microbial Ecology
Scope of appointment:
Full time, planned starting date is April 2019. The appointment is permanent.
Placement city: Kalmar

The Department of Biology and Environmental Science is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The research activities within this multidisciplinary department include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as disease ecology. The marine microbiology research group in Kalmar seeks a research engineer for studies of the ecology of marine microorganisms.

Project description
Microorganisms are major drivers of biogeochemical cycles in the sea, but molecular detail on how they impact on particular element cycles remains largely unknown. Primary tasks for the candidate will be to carry out laboratory analyses to resolve how the availability key nutrients and environmental factors influence the growth of specific microbial groups or species (e.g. eukaryotic phytoplankton, cyanobacteria and bacteria), and to analyse which molecular and physiological features that allow particular microorganisms to be successful under distinct environmental conditions. Experimental work will be done with isolates and communities, but also includes some computational analyses. Methods will involve state-of-the-art techniques in microbiology and molecular biology (e.g. measurements of growth rates, (meta) transcriptomics, and quantitative assessments of gene expression).

The work will be framed in larger interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with scientists from Daniel Conley’s research group at Lund University as well as scientists within the framework of the Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS) at Linnaeus University that comprises expertise in ecology, evolution, and microbiology. The research is also connected to the strong research environment ECOCHANGE.

Entry requirements
A person fulfils the general entry requirements if he/she has:

  • A master degree in biology, molecular biology, microbial ecology, or equivalent (at least 240 credits, of which 60 credits on second-cycle level).
  • Experience with advanced molecular biology methods (e.g. [meta] transcriptomics), quantitative PCR, and bioinformatics.
  • Experience of working in the field and familiarity with microbial ecology methods and experimental design.
  • Expertise in performing mesocosm or microcosm experiments with natural marine microbial assemblages and/or cultured bacterial isolates.

 Other assessment grounds;

  • High proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work independently to solve problems.
  • Capacity to interact well in a research group (i.e. team-work).

The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone and e-mail), documentation of exams and grades, an application letter describing personal motivation and experiences relevant to the research project, and any other documentation that the applicant would like to present. The candidates should also provide contact details (including telephone number and e-mail address) of two reference persons. Please apply no later than April 1, 2019

For more information, please contact
Professor Jarone Pinhassi, jarone.pinhassi@lnu.se
Faculty Dean Ian Nicholls, ian.nicholls@lnu.se
Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz, per-eric.betzholtz@lnu.se)
HR parnter Christian Andersson (christian.andersson@lnu.se) +46-470- 708506.
Union representatives can be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772- 288000.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Ocean Observation Technology

A two year postdoc position in ocean observation technology is available at the National Instituteof Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua) with starting in 2019. The project work will primarily be carried out at the Section for Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, which is located in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. The section for Oceans and Arctic is focused onresearch in the marine environment. The research spectrum is broad covering marine ecology, oceanography, observation technology and Arctic science. The research area in oceanobservation technology has a special focus on autonomous systems and adaptive sampling withplatforms ranging from small underwater vehicles to large research vessels and data acquisitionbased on acoustic, chemical and visual sensors. 

 
The research field is autonomous marine systems for environmental mapping. The past twodecades have seen a growing proliferation and maturation of autonomous marine sciencetechnology that has made possible the widespread collection of previously unavailable and high-resolution data. Autonomous marine vehicles, acoustic, visual and chemical sensors as well ascommunication systems are reaching areas and gathering data previously inaccessible. It isimperative to integrate such solutions towards operational and coast effective systems to expandour capacity of ocean observations.  
 
Responsibilities and tasks

The successful applicant will support the development of marine robotics activities at DTU Aqua. This will include integration of acoustic and water quality sensors as well as appropriate communication systems on available ROV platforms to operate in an autonomous and cooperative mode. Development of automated planning and scheduling frameworks, as well as development of adaptive sampling strategies for biotic and abiotic marine variables is required. Autonomous detection of ocean features and object identifications will be embedded on the vehicles for navigation and sampling tasks.

 

The postdoc will be part of a collaboration between DTU Aqua, DTU Elektro and DTU Compute as well as in support of international collaborations with, e.g., the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) at the University of Bremen, Germany. The postdoc position will support ongoing DTU Aqua and Elektro projects SENTINEL (cognitive robotic systems) and REMORA (modular underwater robotics). Support to teaching and supervision activities at DTU in the courses on aquatic field work and sensor integration will be required. 

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD in oceanography, electronics, automation and control systems or similar qualifications with an academic level equivalent to a three-year PhD.

 
We are looking for a candidate who has:
  • Previous experience in mission planning frameworks for autonomous marine vehicles
  • Proved skills in handling and operating autonomous underwater systems
  • Ability of handling and processing large amounts of data
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Mathematical modelling skills and experience in PYHTON, ROS, MATLAB or other programming languages would be advantageous 
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 two years and the work will primarily be carried out at the Section for Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, which is located in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

 

Specific field work activities might include periods of permanence on research vessels.  

 
The position is for two years.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information  

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Patrizio Mariani, Leader of Observation Technology Research Group, tel.: +45 35 88 33 53.

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

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time)

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • Application (cover letter)
    Cover letter should include and clearly indicate a draft on a two year research project on the above topics
  • 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.

 

The research spectrum of the Section for Oceans and Arctic covers oceanography, population ecology, observation technology and the Arctic. The research into oceanography integrates biological, physical and chemical parameters’ interactions in the ocean, ranging from individual plankton to regional seas. We focus on understanding the key processes that govern the structure and function of pelagic food webs, as well as climate and ecosystem interactions. The research in population ecology establishes how processes affecting individuals shape populations and ecosystems.

 

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

Deadline: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

2 phd positions at the Programme for Learning, Working Life and Social Innovation

The Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University offers two PhD positions affiliated to the Programme for Learning, Working Life and Social Innovation. The position as PhD fellow is limited to a period of 3 years.

Applications are requested within the following themes:
  1. Working life – with a particular interest in changes in traditional forms of work, eg because of digitalisation, platform economy, precarisation and voluntary work. Several perspectives are relevant, for example gender, identity, meaning, stress, learning, communities and social relations
  2. Social sustainability, social interventions and/or ethics in social, organizational or societal relations, including social entrepreneurship


The Doctoral School

You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of People and Technology affiliated to the PhD Programme for Learning, Working Life and Social Innovation.


The PhD programme revolves around opportunities and constraints for learning, development and innovation in work, education and civil society. Centrally, the goal is to explore issues with an interdisciplinary approach and a research-interest that contributes to develop participation, influence and democracy. PhD applications should be relevant for the profile of the PhD programme. Info: https://ruc.dk/en/phd-programme-learning-working-life-and-social-innovation

A number of research groups form the PhD programme: Changes in traditional forms of work, Family life and everyday life of children and adolescents, The university as a social and cultural institution in transition, Social intervention and Social Entrepreneurship and Learning, education and social inclusion in an everyday life perspective

You can read more about the research and the research groups at the Department of People and Technology here: https://ruc.dk/en/research-department-people-and-technology     The PhD School for People and Technology conducts research aimed at sustainable solutions, often through experimental approaches and from a perspective of supporting people’s active and learning engagement. The department covers human, social, health and IT-science, as well as planning, intervention and design-oriented disciplines. The PhD school has 5 PhD programmes, each with their own focus points: 1/ Learning, Working Life and Social Innovation, 2/ Social Psychology of Everyday Life, 3/ Information Technology, 4/ Society, Space and Technology, and 5/ Health and Society. Info: https://ruc.dk/en/doctoral-school-people-and-technology

Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks in the position are defined as follows in accordance with the Executive Order on the PhD programme at universities and certain artistic educational institutions (PhD Executive Order), currently Executive Order no. 1039 of 27/08/2013:

  • Implementation of an independent research project under supervision (the PhD project).
  • Completing PhD courses or other similar educational elements comprising the equivalent of approx. 30 ECTS credits.
  • Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, primarily foreign, research institutions, private research companies, etc.
  • Obtaining experience with teaching activities or other forms of knowledge dissemination related to the PhD project in question.
  • Preparation of a PhD thesis based on the PhD project.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a relevant master’s degree or equivalent qualification.

Assessment

The assessment of candidates for the position will consider:

  • A relevant master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Other academic qualifications described in the job advertisement.

The assessment for enrolment will also consider:

  • The project description and schedule for the PhD project – 5-8 pages.
  • Quality and relevance of the methodological and theoretical choices
  • Consistency and coherence between the project and the choice of method and theory
  • Relevance of the project for the PhD school
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Educational qualifications and any additional professional qualifications, e.g. relevant professional experience and publications

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact:

PhD coordinator Mikael Meldstad, +45 4674-2732, mdm@ruc.dk

PhD programme director, Associate Professor Niels Warring, +45 4674-2918, warring@ruc.dk

Terms of employment 
This is a full-time position, reporting to the head of department, Anders Siig Andersen.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.    

Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee. Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment. The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/   

The application can be in English or Danish.  

Applications must include:   

1. Cover letter 
2. CV 
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  4. Your description of the PhD project 
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project 
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.   

Please submit your application no later than 15. April 2019:  Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.   

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

Postdocs in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Department information

Your work will take place at the department of Computational Science and Technology. The division is a part of the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. For more information go to: https://www.kth.se/cst

Job description

These projects are concerned with applications of computational methods to cancer omics data and an extensive collection of bacterial genomes, respectively. Some of the cancer data has a single-cell resolution and some carries spatial information. The bacterial data consist of an extensive collection of NGS genomes. We are collaborating with groups developing new experimental methods as well as generating biomedical data.

These are 1 year time-limited positions that may extended.  The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally, we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Qualifications

In order to be employed, you must have a Ph.D. or be about to receive one soon. You need a very strong background in bioinformatics analysis of biological data. Excellent programming skills are a requirement. A good understanding of Biology is clear merit, but a basic knowledge and a desire to contribute to biology is a prerequisite.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.

Application

The application should contain the following:

  1. CV including publications as well as relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  3. Brief explanation of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 1 page long.
  4. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Others

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Post expires on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

PhD fellowship in Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites

PhD fellowship in Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites 

Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND)

University of Copenhagen

Department of Pharmacy is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites. The PhD fellowship is financed by the EU Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme. The fellowship is available from June 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description 

The Ph.D. project is part of a larger research project which aims to implement biosynthesis of important precursors for commercial drug substances into yeast cells. The drug substance precursors are currently produced in plants at relatively low yield, and the aim of the Ph.D. project is to characterize the plant biosynthesis of the compounds in great detail. This will be done by mass spectrometry imaging by DESI and MALDI of several different alkaloids in different plant samples. The knowledge obtained in these experiments will be used to assess which segments of the biosynthesis to focus on in yeast refactoring. The project takes place in close collaboration with consortium partners in France and Germany and with co-supervision from Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Principal supervisor  

Associate professor, Christian Janfelt, Department of Pharmacy,

E-mail: christian.janfelt@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6557.

Information about the Department can be found at https://pharmacy.ku.dk/

Required qualifications  

As an applicant you must have:

  • Obtained a Master´s degree in chemistry, pharmacy, plant biology or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

Preferred qualifications 

  • Practical experience with mass spectrometry, e.g. LC-MS or preferably mass spectrometry imaging will be considered a great advantage.
  • Knowledge of biosynthesis of natural products in plants will be considered an advantage.

Job description 

Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty are to:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Participate in the undergraduate teaching of students in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings
  • Stay at an external research institution, preferably abroad

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Publications
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills
  • The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills

Formal requirements 

The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master´s degree.

The successful applicant will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences according to the rules stipulated in the Ministerial order on the PhD programme at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education and the guidelines for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

The PhD student is expected to be affiliated to the graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences, Drug Research Academy.

Terms of employment 

The position as a PhD fellow is available for a 3-year period.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,754 (approx. 3,588 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Questions 

For further information, applicants may contact the principal supervisor, Christian Janfelt, or Administrator Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6449.

For more information on working and living in Denmark visit http://ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk

Application procedure 

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

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page)
  • Full CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Possible publication list
  • Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations

The deadline for applications is 7 April 2019

Please note that only online applications will be accepted. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

The further process 

Shortlist: After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the 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.

Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritised assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

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

An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected approx. 4 weeks after application deadline.

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

Deadline: 7 April 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Farmaci
Email: christian.janfelt@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday April 7th, 2019

Postdoc or assistant professor position in molecular neurophysiology at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

One fixed-term (3 years, with the possibility of extension) postdoc or assistant professor position (depending on level of seniority of the candidate) is available at the BrainH2O group lead by Associate Professor Nanna MacAulay at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The start date is 1 May 2019 or shortly thereafter.   

Our research group focuses on the molecular mechanisms of brain water transport. The posted position will center on carrying out experimentation regarding identification of molecular mechanisms involved in cerebrospinal fluid secretion in physiology and pathophysiology (for senior candidates appointed as assistant professors a certain level of independence  is expected). The employed experimental approach relies heavily on rodent in vivo experimentation and we seek a candidate with experience with these techniques.    Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen encourages career development of its postdocs and assistant professors and the position carries an obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching within the Medical School (and the possibility to pursue pedagogic training for assistant professors).   

Required qualifications for candidates for the postdoc position:

  • A PhD degree  in natural/medical sciences or equivalent  
  • Robust experience with rodent in vivo experimentation  
  • Experience with membrane transport is an asset but not a requirement 
  • Ability to present and publish research data  
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written 

Required qualifications for candidates for the associate professorship position:

  • A PhD degree and subsequent post-doc in natural/medical sciences or equivalent
  • Robust experience with rodent in vivo experimentation
  • Experience with membrane transport is an asset but not a requirement
  • A track record of published research and experience with scientific presentations
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written

Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, the Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories.   

Terms of employment  
The employment as postdoc or assistant professor is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years (with possibility of extension). Starting date is 1 May 2019 or after agreement.  Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,700 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (October 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.    Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.   

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

Questions 
For further information please contact Nanna MacAulay, macaulay@sund.ku.dk   Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk  (International Staff Mobility).    

Application procedure 
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:    For both positions: 
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page) 
2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position 
3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do 
4. List of publications    For the assistant professor position: 
5. Teaching portfolio if applicable  
6. research-based teaching 
7. participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors, if not already obtained   

Application deadline:  8 April 2019 

Please specify in your application which position you apply for    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.   

The further process  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.    

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

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

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone. 

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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.

Post expires on Monday April 8th, 2019

PhD Fellowship in Adipose Metabolism and Obesity

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research 

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD Fellowship in Adipose Metabolic Control in the Gerhart-Hines Group commencing on 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) was established in 2010 to conduct fundamental research on metabolism. It is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The Center has around 200 employees from all over the world. We moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower in summer 2017. You can read more about us at http://cbmr.ku.dk.

The position is in the Gerhart-Hines lab, the Copenhagen partner of the newly established Center for Adipocyte Signaling – ADIPOSIGN. The Gerhart-Hines lab seeks to uncover the molecular underpinnings of environmental, dietary, and circadian control in adipose biology and systemic energy homeostasis. His group is particularly interested in identifying the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signalling networks mediating this regulation. The Gerhart-Hines group employs a wide array of adipose-related genetic mouse tools, cellular bioenergetic analyses, in vivo and in vitro pharmacology, and state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping. You can read more about the Gerhart-Hines Group at: https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/nutrient-and-metabolite-sensing/gerhart-hines-group/.

Project description

ADIPOSIGN is funded by a recent major grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and is a shared endeavour between University of Southern Denmark; MRC LMB, Cambridge, UK; and Copenhagen University, Denmark. The goal of ADIPOSIGN (https://www.sdu.dk/en/adiposign) is to understand how the signalling functions of adipocytes depend on genetic make-up, depot, and gender, and how changes in these signal transductions during development of obesity contribute to the pathophysiological consequences of human obesity.

As a PhD Fellow in ADIPOSIGN you will be integrated into this highly ambitious and interdisciplinary project where you will interact and collaborate closely with other researchers in the Mandrup, Kornfeld, and Babu groups. You will investigate adipocyte signalling states in isolated murine and human adipocytes using an array of functional genomics and proteomics techniques. Key regulatory candidates identified from these studies will be evaluated in gain and loss-of-function cell and mouse models. You will also implement other experimental methods for analysis of adipocytes, including fatty acid uptake, mitochondrial respiration and receptor pharmacology. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas and projects within the context of the consortia.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Zach Gerhart-Hines, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, E-mail: zpg@sund.ku.dk.

Start:          1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:   3 years as a PhD Fellow

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD Fellow at SUND are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists with the following competencies and qualifications:

The ideal candidate combines:

  • MSc degree in biomedical or natural sciences
  • Experience in handling animals (including i.p. or s.c. injection as well as dissection of tissues and dissociation of cells for primary isolation)
  • Experience in any of the following: mouse metabolic phenotyping (such as indirect calorimetry), mitochondrial respirometry, or cell surface receptor signalling and pharmacology
  • Experience with mammalian (ideally adipocyte) cell culture
  • Basic understanding of adipose biology and mammalian metabolism in the context of obesity
  • An ambitious, independent and critical mind-set
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, bioinformatics and statistic guidance, and access to big data from multiple cohorts.

Terms of employment and employment

The employment as PhD Fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The employment as PhD Fellow is conditioned upon the candidate’s successful enrolment in the PhD 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 candidate.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’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 DKK 26.886 DKK /approx. EUR 3.5684 (October 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions

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

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

International applicants may find these links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk/.

Application procedure

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

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

Application deadline: 31 March 2019 at 23.59pm CET.

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

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

APPLY NOW

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 March 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Email: zpg@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoc position on the Development of Immune-based Lateral Flow Assays Intended for a Lab-on-a chip (LOC) Device for Point of Care Testing of Mastitis in Danish Cattle Herds

Centre for Diagnostics DTU is offering a two-year postdoc position commencing 1 April 2019 or soon thereafter.

 
The project

The postdoc will work on the project ‘Mastitis Milking Parlour Diagnostics’ granted by the Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP). Mastitis in dairy cows is very common, accounting for up to 70% of the usage of antibiotics in cattle, and leads to great economic loss for the farmers. The postdoc will be part of an established team dedicated to develop a point of care testing device, which can detect the most common pathogens causing clinical mastitis. The multi-partner project employs academics from DTU Compute, DTU Bioengineering, Centre for Diagnostics DTU and has Dianova A/S as the commercializing partner.

 

The postdoc will be placed in the Development group at Centre for Diagnostics DTU, a group that is dedicated to developing new effective and rapid diagnostic tools for customers and for the benefit of society.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The primary responsibility of the postdoc is to develop, validate and implement several antibody-based lateral flow assays as an integral part of a single LOC device. When fully functional, the LOC device will detect several of the most common pathogens causing clinical mastitis along with a bacterial enzyme, which causes antibiotic resistance. Development of the assays will be done in close collaboration with a second postdoc hired to the project by DTU Bioengineering, and will include optimization parameters such as the general design of the paper chip, screening for suitable detection antibodies and the conjugation of antibodies to nanoparticles that give a colorimetric readout.

 

The microbiology work includes working independently with experimental microbiology, including design of spiking experiments, quality control of microbiological samples and resistance analysis. Part of this work will also include the culturing of relevant bacteria, to ensure enough test material for the development of assays. The overall task is to provide relevant bacterial cultures to develop and validate the immune-based assays. The final LOC device must apply to a relevant population of mastitis-causing bacteria, and with sufficient specificity. Accordingly, quality control and appropriate selection of bacteria are critical aspects of the work for the postdoc.

 
Qualifications

The candidate must hold a PhD degree in biology, human biology, microbiology, veterinary medicine or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate is expected to have solid experience with development and implementation of immune-based assays such as ELISAs.

Moreover, solid experience from a microbiological laboratory is required and experience with GLP-guidelines and quality assurance is a strong advantage.

 

Experience with the field of human or veterinary diagnostics is also a strong 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 main workplace will be at the DTU campus in Lyngby, 10 km north of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

The employment as a postdoc is a full-time and fixed-term position for two years. 

 
The position is available from April.
 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

For further information, please contact Head of R&D Helene Larsen (helela@vet.dtu.dkphone: +45-42440166).

 
Information on the Centre can be found at: http://www.diagnostik.dtu.dk/
 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 3 April 2019 (local time).

 

 To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Up to three letters of recommendation

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.

Centre for Diagnostics DTU is a Centre which recently separated out from the DTU Veterinary Institute. The purpose of the Centre is to assemble diagnostic competencies and act as an entrance to diagnostics as a subject area – both across DTU and in relation to a number of external stakeholders. We are located at DTU Lyngby campus in the new life science and bioengineering building with a total of 700 employees working with food safety, nanotechnology, bioengineering and aquatic research. About 40 employees work in the Centre with the development and implementation of diagnostic tests for veterinary and human use. The Centre has experts and researchers in areas relevant for the diagnostic work, including pathology, bacteriology, virology, immunology and statistics.


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

Deadline: 3 April 2019
Unit: DTU Vet
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Post expires on Wednesday April 3rd, 2019

PhD Stipend in H2S Scavenging in Offshore Oil and Gas Production (18-19020)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD stipend is available within the research programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 May 2019 or soon thereafter and not later than 1 August 2019. The stipend period is 3 years.The Department consists of five sections, of which three are located in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science; one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology; and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The place of employment of the PhD position is the Section of Chemical Engineering in Esbjerg.

Job description

In the Section of Chemical Engineering a PhD stipend is available with the provisional title “Optimization of the H2S scavenging process”. The stipend is offered as a part of the research project SCAVOP (Scavenger Optimization). The SCAVOP consortia is led by Aalborg University and include engineering companies (Rambøll Denmark A/S, Pieter Mouritsen A/S), Oil & Gas companies (Total E&P Denmark A/S, A/S Dansk Shell), and the Danish cluster organization and innovation network for energy production Energy Innovation Cluster (www.eicluster.dk).

H2S is an extremely toxic and corrosive gas that is often observed mixed with the fluids coming from the wells in offshore oil and gas production. H2S concentration levels need to be drastically reduced before oil and gas can be exported. In offshore topside units this is typically accomplished by means of injection of chemicals (i.e. the scavengers) that reacts with H2S producing less problematic compounds called spent scavengers. However, the use of H2S scavengers leads to high operating costs and both unreacted and spent scavengers are environmental pollutants. In addition, spent scavengers may cause fouling to equipment and piping. SCAVOP aims at reducing the current use of H2S scavengers in offshore oil and gas production and at mitigating fouling problems associated to spent scavengers. The aim is to be pursued by increasing the understanding of the physico-chemical aspects governing the scavenging process, such as the transfer of H2S to the phase where the scavenging reactions occur, the kinetics of the scavenging reactions, and the solubility of spent scavengers in different media. The focus of the PhD is both on collecting laboratory experimental data and on developing computational models for the scavenging process.

PhD scholarships are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree (MSc). PhD scholarships 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 fellow 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 fellow 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

Qualifications
Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Chemical Engineering, Oil & Gas Technology, Chemistry, or similar from an internationally recognized University or they expect to have obtained the above-mentioned type of Master Degree before 31 July 2019. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Practical experience with experimental research in one of the following areas: chemical engineering, oil & gas technology, chemistry, physical chemistry;
  • Practical experience with computational aspects of thermodynamics and chemical reaction engineering;
  • An excellent level of both spoken and written English;
  • Good collaborative skills, team spirit and the ability to work independently.

We offer

  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities;
  • Good and international work environment;
  • Exposure and possibility of building a network with engineering and Oil and Gas companies active in Denmark;
  • A chance of connecting your research with the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Marco Maschietti (marco@bio.aau.dk)   concerning the scientific aspects of the scholarship.

Application procedure
The application must be written in English and must include the following:

  • Copy of diplomas/transcripts (including grades in individual exams);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • List of written works/publications;
  • 1-2 pages where you introduce yourself, your aspirations, and present your qualifications;

Applicants must ensure that all documents are uploaded online before the submission deadline, as additional material cannot be considered.

The qualifications of the applicants 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 the scholarship, salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure, please 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

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

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

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: 10 April 2019
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Wednesday April 10th, 2019

PhD Stipend in Oil-Water Separation in the Presence of Production Chemicals (18-19019)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD stipend is available within the research programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 May 2019 or soon thereafter and not later than 1 August 2019. The stipend period is 3 years.The Department consists of five sections, of which three are located in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science; one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology; and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The place of employment of the PhD position is the Section of Chemical Engineering in Esbjerg.

Job description

In the Section of Chemical Engineering a PhD stipend is available with the provisional title “Oil/Water Separation in the Presence of Production Chemicals”. The PhD position will be an integrated part of the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) Work Programme “Enhanced Well Chemistry and Integrity”, which has the overall objective of extending the commercial field life by reduction of well related OPEX and downtime. The objective is pursued through developing methods for corrosion and scale prediction and mitigation. These methods include the use of Production Chemicals, which however may end up to some extent in the topside oil/water separators and reduce their efficiency.

In this context, the candidate is expected to perform fundamental and applied research on understanding how the oil/water separation kinetics in topside separators is influenced by the presence of Production Chemicals. In fact, some of the chemicals in use (e.g. film forming corrosion inhibitors) are surface active compounds that can remarkably alter the oil/water interface properties and hinder the separation process.

The candidate is expected to study experimentally the effect of different Production Chemicals, as well as their interaction, on the oil/water separation and to develop physico-chemical models able to capture the effect of the chemicals on coalescence of the dispersed phases and phase separation. The overall aim of the project is to develop simulation models able of predicting the behavior of topside separators with respect to the main operating parameters (e.g. water-to-oil ratio, aqueous and oil phase composition, temperature, residence time) and the concentration of said chemicals.

PhD scholarships are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree (MSc). PhD scholarships 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 fellow 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 fellow 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.

Qualifications
Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Chemical Engineering, Oil & Gas Technology, Chemistry, or similar from an internationally recognized University or they expect to have obtained the above-mentioned type of Master Degree before 31 July 2019. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following qualifications:

  • A good knowledge of chemistry, physics, and applied mathematics;
  • Previous experience with experimental research within oil and gas technology, chemistry and chemical engineering is advantageous;
  • Previous experience in developing physico-chemical models and in chemical process simulation is advantageous;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as an independent researcher;
  • Good writing and communication skills in English.

We offer

  • Access to state of the art laboratories facilities.
  • Multi-disciplinary and international environment.
  • A chance to see your research be brought out into practice.
  • Strong connection to industry.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Marco Maschietti (marco@bio.aau.dk) concerning the scientific aspects of the scholarship.

Application procedure
The application must be written in English and must include the following:

  • Copy of diplomas/transcripts (including grades in individual exams);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • List of written works/publications;
  • 1-2 pages where you introduce yourself, your aspirations, and present your qualifications.

Applicants must ensure that all documents are uploaded online before the submission deadline, as additional material cannot be considered.

The qualifications of the applicants 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 the scholarship, salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure, please 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

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

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

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: 28 March 2019
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Thursday March 28th, 2019

PhD student position in cyber security for the Internet of Things

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 240 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor’s, Master’s and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.Information about the research group
The Networks and Systems division at Chalmers University of Technology consists of 10 faculty, 4 postdoctoral and 16 doctoral researchers. The division is active in a wide range of research topics in the fields of systems security, including intrusion detection, resilient architectures / systems, network security, cryptography and securing cyber-physical systems and the internet of things. The division also works within distributed computing, parallel and multicore computing, and data streaming. In addition, the division contributes to interdisciplinary research at the intersection of ICT, transportation, energy, e-science and built environment. The group is running several national and international projects in collaboration with both academia and industry.

Major responsibilities
The research will focus on system-oriented research to strengthen the security of the Internet-of-Things, e.g., in the context of vehicular networks, the energy grid, the smart home, and other similar smart connected systems. The core of the research will be towards attack detection and mitigation as well as resilient system design. For example, a focus early on will be in the design and implementation of algorithms for attack detection, taking into account the diverse nature of devices in the Internet of Things and how these may interact. The ultimate goal of the research is to have solutions that automatically can adapt to different types of heterogeneous IoT deployments and protect the network as a whole even when certain nodes are under attack or lost. The research project is joint with Uppsala University and funded by a grant from the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency. There will be several Ph.D. students working on the project, solving different aspects.

>> Please see the project homepage https://www.resilient-iot.se/ for more information.

Salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers’ general agreement for PhD student positions. The position is intended to start in Spring/Summer 2019, but a different start date can also be arranged. Your major responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a solid background in Computer Science and Engineering or in a related discipline, corresponding to a master’s level degree of at least 240 higher education credits. As for all PhD studies, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are needed.

The ideal candidate for the position has a strong background in cyber security and systems development, including algorithmic aspects. Further experience with interdisciplinary projects or background in embedded systems development, distributed systems, machine learning or data science is helpful. You may apply even if you have not completed your degree, but expect to do so before the position starts. Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for applying since English is our working language for research, and we publish internationally. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Chalmers offers Swedish courses. Our researchers and PhD students at the department come from more than 30 different countries.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190131 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

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

Application deadline: 15 April, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor, Magnus Almgren, Networks and Systems division
E-mail: magnus.almgren@chalmers.se


   



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


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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019