Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

PhD position at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen within epidemiology and diabetes in vulnerable populations

Are you interested in epidemiological research and are you keen to uncover associations between mental illness and cardiometabolic conditions through statistical modelling of complex data from national health registers? Then you could be the new PhD Student in Clinical Epidemiology at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC).
 
At Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC) we have an open PhD position in the Clinical Research Unit per December 1, 2018 (or soonest possible). The position is available for a period of 3 years and in a newly established program focusing on vulnerable groups and lifecourses within the Clinical Epidemiology research group.
With more than 9000 persons with diabetes in our Clinic, SDCC is the largest diabetes center in Scandinavia.SDCC is organized in four units: Clinic, Clinical Research, Education and Health Promotion. The Clinical Research Unit consists of six research groups with different research areas.
About the research project 
The aim of the project is to investigate the incidence of diabetes, diabetic complications and progression in clinical markers of diabetes over time among persons with mental illness.
The project will take use of Danish health registers and clinical databases with information on psychiatric and somatic diagnoses, socioeconomic position, medication and clinical measures. Through statistical modelling the aim is to investigate the incidence of diabetic complications in persons with mental illness and identify clinical patterns associated with development in complications.
About the position
As a PhD student you will be part of this newly established research program focusing on vulnerable populations and lifecourses. In close collaboration with your supervisors and your daily manager you will have the responsibility for the research project on mental illness and diabetes, and you will also be involved in other research projects within the research program.
Your main tasks will include development of funding applications, data applications, linking- , structuring-  and managing data, analysis of data and reporting and dissemination of results through scientific papers and conferences. You will also reach out to internal and external collaborators to secure engagement in the project from a number of relevant partners.
We offer a cross disciplinary and dynamic epidemiological research environment consisting of approximately 30 researchers with a diverse background including public health, statistical, medical, human nutrition and physiology.  We work in close collaboration with other research groups within and outside SDCC including researchers from health promotion and clinicians from the clinic at SDCC. In the Clinical Epidemiology research group we have high ambitions and a professional and not least social environment with room for both laughs and contemplation.
Your qualifications
  • You have a degree in medicine, public health or similar.
  • You are strong in quantitative analysis, statistics and epidemiology and have a structured mindset.
  • You are interested in understanding both social and biological mechanisms in the interaction between mental and physical health conditions. Previous experience with epidemiological research and project management is preferred.
  • You can work independently but is also a teamplayer that can collaborate and engage people in the project across departments and disciplines.
Salary and employment conditions
Salary and employment in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Regions and the Labour Unions. The position is limited to three years. As a PhD student you will be enrolled at the Faculty of Health at one of the Universities in Denmark.
Further information  
For further enquiries about the position you are welcome to contact Team Leader and Senior Researcher Gregers Stig Andersen –  mobile: +45 30 91 28 43. Deadline for application is November 6, 2018. Interviews will held in week 45 and 47.
About Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen
Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC) is specialised in patient care, research, and prevention of diabetes, and in education of health care professionals within diabetes. SDCC is the biggest diabetes clinic in Scandinavia and treats annually more than 9000 people with diabetes from the Capital Region of Denmark. For more information please visit www.sdcc..dk and follow Steno Diabetes Center on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

Application due

06-11-2018

 

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Post expires on Tuesday November 6th, 2018

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cross-modal Rhythms

About the position

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Cross-modal Rhythms is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behavior and cultural expressions.

All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

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Job description

The doctoral fellow will work on an empirical project investigating rhythmic phenomena such as, for example, pulse, grouping (meter), and the formation and variation of rhythmic patterns. The project should ideally be focused on cross-modal correspondences in both the brain and in behavior. In particular, attentional processing of sensory information in time and/or organized into rhythmic events, as well as hedonic or aesthetic responses to such events, will be relevant topics.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the fellowship period.

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting 1 September 2019. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of 25 % teaching requirements, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the Department of Psychology. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in psychology, neuroscience, human movement science, informatics, computer science, biology, qualifying for admission to the PhD program at the Department of Psychology. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application. Only applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will be qualified for admission to the PhD program.
  • Experience with experimental/empirical methods and relevant statistical methods and programming.
  • It is beneficial if the candidate has knowledge of cognitive psychology and neuroscience and, possibly, music psychology, music cognition and music theory.
  • It is also a benefit to have some experience with (or motivation to learn) one, or several, of the following methods: fMRI, eye-tracking / pupillometry, full-body motion capture systems (optical or inertial), and other psychophysiological methods (e.g., EMG).
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • the applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO
  • the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • the applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • very good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to full version of published papers)
  • research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see template for research outline)
  • transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

Please note that all documents must be in English.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for a video-based interview.

Formal regulations

See also Guidelines for appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, +47 22 85 44 89

HR Officer Julie Bårdsen Tøllefsen, j.b.tollefsen@hf.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo

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

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion

is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme. RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

 

Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience

About the position

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Cognitive Neuroscience is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behavior and cultural expressions.

All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

Faculty of Humanities

Job description

The doctoral fellow will work on the subproject ”The role of prefrontal cortex in auditory attention and prediction”. As the project will examine the role of prefrontal cortex in rhythm and temporal prediction, patients with focal lesions to frontal subregions will be recruited. Invasive EEG will be recorded from patients with medically refractory epilepsy undergoing intracranial EEG monitoring for seizure detection.

The project will be conducted in collaboration with the Dept. of Neurosurgery at Oslo University Hospital and the Dept. of Psychology/Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley (USA). The doctoral fellow is expected to be involved in all aspects of the research, including experimental design, data collection, signal analysis, and publishing results related to the project aims.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the fellowship period.

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting 1 September 2019. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of 25 % teaching requirements, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the Department of Psychology. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, or other relevant field qualifying for admission to the PhD program at the Department of Psychology. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application. Only applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will be qualified for admission to the PhD program.
  • Experience with a) cognitive experimental designs, b) programming in Matlab, c) processing of electrophysiological data using EEGLAB or other toolboxes for analysis of EEG signals (event-related potentials and oscillatory activity), and d) statistics. Prior experience with structural or functional MRI, and research on clinical groups (neurological/neuropsychiatric) are advantageous.
  • Speaking a Scandinavian language is an advantage due to interaction with patients, but not a prerequisite.
  • Interest in music and knowledge of music theory will be considered advantageous.
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • the applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO
  • the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • the applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • very good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to full version of published papers)
  • research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see template for research outline)
  • transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

Please note that all documents must be in English.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for a video-based interview.

Formal regulations

See also Guidelines for appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, +47 22 85 44 89

HR Officer Tonje Olsen, t.n.olsen@hf.uio.no

Faculty of Humanities

About the University of Oslo

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

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme. RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

PhD fellowship in prevention of post-weaning diarrhoea in pigs at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

We are offering a PhD scholarship inprevention of post-weaning diarrhoea in pigs commencing 31 December 2018.
Our group and research
In our section with approximately 50 employees we are working with production, nutrition and health aspects in farmed animals. The pig health research group with approximately 10 employees has a strong focus on tools for antibiotic reduction in pig herds.

Project description

The aim of the project is to test E. coli specific bacteriophages used for prevention of post-weaning diarrhoea in piglets.

Principal supervisor is Professor Jens Peter Nielsen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences; e-mail jpni@sund.ku.dk, phone +45 2125 5926.

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student are:
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision.
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points.
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team.
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project.
  • Teach and disseminate your research.
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project.
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. veterinary medicine.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • License to carry out animal experiments in Denmark
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in pig health
  • Language skills.
Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Frederiksberg, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.
Terms of employment and employment 
The employment as PhD fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is December 31, 2018, or after agreement.

The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It 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 applicant.

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 26,755 DKK /approx. 3,567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.
Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, 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/

Application procedure

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. 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.
  4. Publication list (if possible).

Application deadline: 15 November 2018, 23.59 pm CET.

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

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 50.

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

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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: 15 November 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab

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Post expires on Thursday November 15th, 2018

Postdoctoral fellow within biodiversity modelling in forests

About the position

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2-year Postdoctoral position related to biodiversity modelling in forests.

The PostDoc is part of the Biodiversa funded project “BioEssHealth: Scenarios for biodiversity and ecosystem services acknowledging health”. This project is a part of a multi-national consortium (ERA-Net Cofund), with collaborators in Sweden, Norway, Germany and Austria. The main aim of the project is to forecast the impacts of mitigating climate change impacts through the transitioning process from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy at a European scale.

The PostDoc will work with the biodiversity part, more specifically on data on forest beetles, in co-operation with partners. The objective is to test for the relative importance of environmental conditions, connectivity to potential dispersal sources and species traits on the landscape-scale structure of forest beetle communities.

The work will particularly study traits hypothesised to affect species responses to environmental changes, i.e. ‘response traits’. It will also estimate species-species associations. By testing these environment-trait relationships, the project will provide functional, mechanistic and predictive links between environmental conditions and the spatial structuring. The statistical testing includes building the models to be applied for projecting community responses to environmental changes in other parts of the project.  Bayesian statistical modelling will be used, to account for complex relationships and uncertainties. All field data have already been collected.

The Norwegian research team consists of Prof. Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, Prof. Tone Birkemoe at NMBU and Prof. Olav Skarpaas at the University of Oslo, as well as partners from the forest consultancy NORSKOG.

Main tasks

– Organize the relevant data from existing databases: abundance data on beetles, environmental characteristics on local and landscape scale, climate data, trait data for beetles

– Develop Bayesian models for the structure of beetle communities, accounting for habitats conditions (e.g. forest age), response traits, species-to-species associations (which may reflect species interactions)

– Take part in scientific dissemination of results, including writing scientific articles for international publication

Feltarbeid

We are looking for someone who:

  • Have a PhD in ecology or similar
  • Have a strong background in statistical analyses, including Bayesian statistics, in R

The main purpose of the Postdoctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions.

In addition it is important that you have: 

  • Experience from forest ecology, wood-living species, entomology, landscape ecology, movement ecology and/or functional ecology
  • High-quality scientific publications, including first authorship, in ecological journals
  • Experience from multilateral international research projects and environments

It is also important that you:

  • Have documentation of good collaborative skills (including ability to establish contacts, work independently and collaborate in a team of researchers within own institution and among collaborating partner institutions)
  • Have strong analytical abilities
  • Are result-oriented and targeted
  • Can show creativity and ability to seek solutions
  • Have proficiency in both written and oral communication in English
  • Have proficiency in oral communication in a Scandinavian language, but not a prerequisite

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-77) (NOK 514 800 – 731.000), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position

For further information, please contact Prof Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson. E-mail: anne.sverdrup-thygeson@nmbu.no; phone +47 67 23 17 71

Information to applicants

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Application

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

This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

 

Application deadline: 15.11.2018

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA), P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 15.11.2018. Please quote reference number 18/05422

About MINA

NMBU comprises of 7 faculties, including the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) where the vacant professorship is located. For more information:
https://www.nmbu.no/en/about-nmbu

The faculty has about 200 employees and undertakes teaching, research and dissemination within fields such as geology, soil science, radioecology, environmental chemistry, biology, ecology, natural resource management. The faculty has about 600 students and 90 PhD-students. For more information:
https://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/mina

The faculty consists of 4 scientific sections, and the Section for Environmental Chemistry is responsible for research and education (MSc, PhD), offering MSc programs in inorganic analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, radiochemistry and radioecology (the only MSc in radioecology in Europe). The section includes the Isotope Laboratory, established 1952, that has participated actively in international research such as EC funded projects since the early 1990s. This lab also serves as the radiation protection authority at Campus Ås, and as an advisor to the national nuclear emergency preparedness committee.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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

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

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Post expires on Thursday November 15th, 2018

PhD fellowship in Biostatistics at Section of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health

We are offering a PhD scholarship in biostatistics commencing on December 1, 2018, or as soon as possible hereafter.
Our group and research
The section of Biostatistics conducts general biostatistical research and methodological development in biostatistics, undertakes teaching of students at various educations, from undergraduate to postgraduate, and offers biostatistical advice to staff and students in all disciplines of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The section comprises a staff of around 35 individuals all involved with research and teaching in statistics and biostatistics at UCPH.
Project description 
Alcohol abuse and depression are common mental disorders. They are interrelated and closely related to dementia and these diseases have negative influence on an individual’s quality of life and survival. The aetiology is thought to be multifactorial, with genetic, biological, social, cognitive, behavioural and health factors interacting across the life course to influence the risk among individuals of varying disposition.
The overall aim is to identify factors that influence the development of alcohol abuse, depression and dementia over the life span using a new approach integrating a hypothesis-driven statistical method based on the most recent developments within statistical life course modeling with a data-driven, machine learning technique to explore both individual and concurrent outcomes. To pursue this, we will use data from the Danish Metropolit birth cohort (www.metropolit.dk) and the Danish registers. Previous research has focused on the mechanisms linking early life exposures with later health outcomes and here we will extend the hypotheses to include focus on risk factors such as growing up with a single parent, being placed away from home as child, having most peer relations outside home and school or having low cognitive ability in young adulthood.
In this project, the student should develop and apply methods to formulate and possibly identify causal structural modelling graphs that can be used to infer information about the underlying risk factors and their relative impact on alcohol abuse, depression and dementia.
Similarly, the student will work on methods for dynamic prediction modelling where individuals are measured irregularly and where time-dependent variables and potential confounders may change over time and possibly affect future values of the confounder.
Statistical programming will be an integral part of the project to provide applications that can implement and address the questions related to the development of alcohol abuse, depression and dementia.
Principal supervisor is Professor Claus Thorn Ekstrøm, Section of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health, email: ekstrom@sund.ku.dk, phone +45 3532 7597. Principal co-supervisor is Merete Osler, Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, email: merete.osler@regionh.dk, Phone +45 3816 3108.
Start:            December 2018.
Duration:     3 years as a PhD student.
Job description 
Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision.
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points.
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team.
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project.
  • Teach and disseminate your research.
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project.
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 
The successful applicant for the Ph.D. scholarship will be a statistician with a strong background in mathematics and statistics i.e., a candidate degree in for example mathematics or engineering sciences. Accordingly we require documented skills within theoretical and applied statistics as well as high-level programming. Also, the applicant should have the ability to communicate research findings in teaching, conference talks and by writing scientific papers for international journals.

It is a prerequisite that the candidate can be and is not already enrolled as a PhD student at the faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme.
  • Previous publications.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Other professional activities.
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in biostatistics, computational statistics, and the development of alcohol abuse, depression and dementia.
  • Language skills.
Place of employment 
The place of employment is at the Section of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health, CSS, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.
 
Terms of employment and employment 
The employment as PhD fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is December 1, 2018, or as soon as possible after.

The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It 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 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.
Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, 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/.

Application procedure 
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. 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.
  4. Publication list (if possible).

Application deadline:  November 12, 2018, 23.59 pm CET.

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

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

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

Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
Interviews are expected to be held in week 47.

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

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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: 12 November 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab

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Post expires on Monday November 12th, 2018

1.5-yr postdoc on rates of biodiversity change due to human induced global environmental shifts 1009992

1.5-yr postdoc on rates of biodiversity change due to human induced global environmental shifts 1009992

How fast do different levels of biological organisation respond to environmental changes?

Research Area and Project Description: Earths environmental and biological setup is changing due to human activities, a transformation that is leaving lasting impacts on ecosystems processes and services. These changes would result in the emergence of novel ecosystems when the environmental and biological step transformations cross a tipping point. While much work has focused on establishing the most likely causes for the recorded biological reorganisation of ecosystems over the last decades, we have limited knowledge of how these responses take place and the rates at which they occur. This postdoc will determine the environmental variables that have the most substantial influence in determining shifts on different levels of biological organisation. This research line will provide the first systematic evaluation of the links between changes in environmental composition and multiple aspects defining the biological structure of an ecosystem. The postdoc is expected to lead at least one paper in this research area, as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, helping solving problems in her/his area of expertise and more generally contributing ideas and concepts to the project. The candidate will be encouraged to write a Marie Curie fellowship as soon as she/he arrives on the subject of the project to continue the work on this topic within my group.

Qualifications and Specific Competences: Applicants to the postdoc position must have PhD degree in ecology (or equivalent) or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. The successful candidate should have solid experience with macro-ecology and biogeography, work with large ecological databases, cutting-edge expertise in advanced statistical analyses of large data sets, and be skilled in the use of R/Python. Furthermore, the successful candidate needs to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and good skills in English. International applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills.

Supervisors and collaborators: Project PI Assistant Professor Alejandro Ordonez will be the main supervisor. The postdoc will join a team within the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF) and collaborate with the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE). ECOINF harbors strong expertise in macroecology as well as ecology and biodiversity broadly. BIOCHANGE is a center of excellence lead by prof. Jens-Christian Svenning, focused on improving our understanding, predictive capacity, and responses to the ongoing and future dynamics in biodiversity under global change. Together BIOCHANGE and ECOINF constitute an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community.

Place of Employment and Work: The place of employment and work is the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Starting date: December 1st 2018, but flexible.

Contacts: Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Alejandro Ordonez, phone +4587154347, e-mail: alejandro.ordonez@bios.au.dk

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

08.11.2018
Please apply online here

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 884 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.

 

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 8 November 2018
Unit: Department of Bioscience
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Post expires on Thursday November 8th, 2018

PhD scholarship in fruits, vegetables and legumes quality design (ESR5)

Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, is offering one PhD scholarship in fruits, vegetables and legumes quality design, with expected commencement on 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The PhD positions are associated to a newly funded EU Marie S. Curie ITN project, “Enginomics in food quality design: the case of shelf-stable fruit-, vegetable- and legume-based foods”, FOODENGINE, with a total of 13 early-stage researcher positions together with other participating institutions (see more below).
PhD 1 (ESR5) 
Project title: Colloidal stability of fruit-based liquid foods during storage 
Project description  
The aim of this study is to develop spectroscopic methods based on advanced multivariate data analysis for characterizing colloidal status of fruit-based juices. Conventional and emerging processing of juices will be used to investigate the impact on colloidal stability. The developed methods will be used for effectively measuring enzymatic activities and thereby evaluate the processing effect on carbohydrate degrading enzymes. The outcome will be link to sensory quality in order to control essential quality parameters during storage.
Principal supervisor: Associate Prof Karsten Olsen, ko@food.ku.dk, Phone: +45 35333201, co-supervisor Associate professor Åsmund Rinnan, aar@food.ku.dk; Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen
Planned secondments for PhD 1: Döhler (DE): Case-study of processed fruit-based liquid food (3 months), KU Leuven (BE): carbohydrate degradation at molecular level (3 months)
Required qualifications for PhD 1: Knowledge and experience in fruit and plant enzymes. Experience in spectroscopic methods. Skills in multivariate data analysis and statistical methods. Interest in sensory science.
 
FOODENGINE 
FOODENGINE is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement.
FOODENGINE offers a research-based training programme for 13 young food scientists and technologists on the transformation of fruits, vegetables and legumes (FVL) in high-quality, multi-functional ingredients and foods appealing to consumers. The research-based training programme will be based on two new ways of thinking:
FOODENGINE will introduce an enginomics approach for food quality design. It connects an omics approach combined with chemometrics to instrumentally quantify quality changes of FVL-based food systems and an advanced engineering approach using multi-response kinetics to model quality changes during processing and storage;
FOODENGINE will develop models linking the enginomics-based instrumental food quality design with sensory properties, consumer acceptability and consumer preferences to create new products appealing to consumers.
FOODENGINE combines the interdisciplinary expertise and infrastructure of three highly-ranked European Universities/Research institutes (KU Leuven (BE), UCPH (DK), INRA (FR)), three large-turnover, multinational, R&D-based food (ingredient) companies (Döhler (DE), Cargill (BE), Unilever (NL)), two medium-sized food (ingredient) companies (GNT (DE), Greenyard (BE)) and an international market and consumer research company (Haystack (BE)) into a synergistic consortium to establish an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral pioneering European food training programme for 13 young researchers, each for 36 months.
Each research project is a joint project between at least two partners within FOODENGINE. During the duration of the project, each recruited fellow is expected to go on one or more secondments (weeks up to months) to another partner to be exposed both to the academic and the private sector. Besides the research-based training, recruited young researchers will receive local and network-wide training in complementary skills (management, communication, and valorisation) via workshops, winter schools and conferences.
FOODENGINE alumni will master this beyond the state-of-the-art new way of thinking for future food products and process design, complemented with the extensive transferable skills development, they will largely enhance their employability/career perspectives in various professional roles.
Job description  
Your key tasks as a PhD student in FOODENGINE are:
  • Participate in the research environment at FOOD and the network activities of FOODENGINE
  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Take PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Participate in congresses
  • Teach and disseminate your research

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

  • Outstanding, self-motivated researcher with willingness to travel/be seconded on a regular basis in order to perform top-notch research in leading academic institutions, R&D divisions, and industries.
  • Holding a Master´s degree in Food Science and Technology or related discipline with excellent study results (typically minimum “distinction”, “70%” or “second class upper”).
  • The grade point average achieved.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous research publications.
  • Other professional activities.
  • Language skills: Solid written and oral communication skills in English are prerequisites of any successful application (typically IELTS min. 7, TOEFL internet-based min. 90 or similar level as proven by other tests).
Formal requirements and eligibility   
At the time of commencement, it is required that the candidate has not been awarded a doctorate degree and are within the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. Furthermore, the candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. The candidate is required to spend part of their project period at other institutions in the FOODENGINE consortium on secondments.
Terms of employment  
Attractive 3-year full-time employment contract in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers of the European Commission – continuation after the first year is dependent upon a positive evaluation.
Enrolment in a PhD program whereby PhD tuition fee is paid by project.
Supervision by recognized experts and access to (beyond) state-of-the-art research and pilot-scale infrastructure.
Training in complementary skills via participation at workshops, winter schools and conferences.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State and according to the rules and regulations laid down by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie Innovative Training Networks.
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff (available on request).
Place of Employment
Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
Please notice that this PhD fellowship entails secondments, see above.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include:
  • Cover Letter, describing research career goals, skills and experience
  • 2-page research project related to the topic of choice
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Full contact details of two reference persons
  • Documentation of English language qualifications
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no. 1039 of 27 August 2013 PhD Order.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for application is 1 November 2018 at 23:59 CET. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
By the end of October 2018, all shortlisted applicants will have received information regarding the evaluation of their application.
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions  
General information about FOODENGINE by contacting Professor Ann Van Loey, Laboratory of Food Technology, KU Leuven, ann.vanloey@kuleuven.be.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available in the Faculty PhD Rules.

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

 

Deadline: 1 November 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Food Science

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Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher for modelling eco-evolutionary dynamics of aquatic food webs

Postdoctoral Researcher for modelling eco-evolutionary dynamics of aquatic food webs

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863 that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

Research of the Department of Biological and Environmental Science is renowned in the University’s denoted core research activity fields of basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of 

Postdoctoral Researcher for modelling eco-evolutionary dynamics of aquatic food webs, for a fixed 3-year term starting 1.12.2018 or as agreed.

The postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group of Associate Professor, Academy Research Fellow Anna Kuparinen within the Academy of Finland financed project “Anthropogenic and Environmental Effects on the Complex Eco-evolutionary Dynamics of Aquatic Ecosystems”. The tasks involve research concerning development of food web models for eco-evolutionary dynamics of aquatic ecosystems, associated teaching, and potential supervison of graduate and doctoral students.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in developing modelling tools for complex aquatic food-web and ecosystem dynamics and applying them to research questions related to eco-evolutionary dynamics, harvesting/disturbances, and environmental variations experienced by aquatic species, communities, and ecosystems. The ideal candidate is expected to have, or be about to obtain, PhD in theoretical ecology/evolutionary biology, mathematics, statistics, or computational sciences (or any other relevant field as long as the skill set is suitable). The candidate is expected to have good programming skills using Matlab and preferable also R or equivalent programming skills, which facilitate rapid learning of new programming languages and environments.

The duties and qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

The job-specific salary component of a postdoctoral researcher is based on the job demands level 5-6 (2893,95 €/Month – 3374,18 €/Month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46,3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, contact Assoc. Prof. Anna Kuparinen, anna.k.kuparinen@jyu.fi, or Ph.D. Tommi Perälä, tommi.a.perala@jyu.fi.

The application should include:

  1. A 1-2 page cover letter, outlining the background and motivation for the postdoctoral researcher position and describing the competence to the job and includes a list of 1–2 referees and their contact information.
  2. Curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity.
  3. Degree certificates.
  4. List of scientific publications and/or relevant project reports/documentations.

Please submit your application at the latest by October 31, 2018 using the online application form.

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Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

Doctoral Student in Aquatic Sciences

Doctoral Student in Aquatic Sciences

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863 that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of

Doctoral Student in Aquatic Sciences, for a fixed 4-year term starting 1.12.2018 or as agreed.

Research of the Department of Biological and Environmental Science is renowned in the University’s denoted core research activity fields of basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking.

The Doctoral Student will work in the research group of Associate Professor, Academy Research Fellow Anna Kuparinen within the Academy of Finland financed project “Anthropogenic and Environmental Effects on the Complex Eco-evolutionary Dynamics of Aquatic Ecosystems”. The Doctoral Student will be co-supervised by Assoc. Prof. Anna Kuparinen and Ph.D. Tommi Perälä. The tasks of a Doctoral student focus on research concerning doctoral thesis, doctoral studies, assisting teaching tasks and other tasks connected to these tasks.

We are looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student interested in developing and improving Bayesian statistical methods for change point detection and classification problems, and applying them to research questions related to eco-evolutionary dynamics of aquatic ecosystems. The ideal candidate is expected to have, or be about to obtain, M.Sc. in mathematics, statistics, or computational sciences (or any other relevant field as long as the skill set is suitable). The candidate is expected to have good skills in Bayesian statistical methods, scientific computing and programming (preferably in Matlab). More advanced knowledge and skills in algorithm development, change point models, variational methods and classification would be an asset.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Doctoral student are in accordance with the University of Jyväskylä Regulations. The selected person must also fulfil language requirements set for the selection of PhD students.

The job-specific salary component of a Doctoral student is based on the job demands level 1-4 (EUR 1 826.50 €/month –EUR 2 500.06 €/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46.3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, contact Assoc. Prof. Anna Kuparinen, anna.k.kuparinen@jyu.fi, or Ph.D. Tommi Perälä, tommi.a.perala@jyu.fi.

The application should include:

  1. A 1-page cover letter, outlining the motivation for the Doctoral student position and describing the competence to the job and includes a list of 1–2 referees and their contact information.
  2. Curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity.
  3. Degree certificates.
  4. Potential scientific publications and/or relevant project reports/documentations (optional)

Please submit your application at the latest by October 31, 2018 using the online application form.

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Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

Postdoctoral scholarship in in synaptic physiology

Karolinska Institutet, The department of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience includes several research groups working on different aspects of nervous system function, both under normal conditions and in various disease states. Research projects include a broad range of studies on the molecular and cellular levels, networks of neurons, and the organization of the nervous system as a whole. The Department has a flat organization with 40 researchers, of which 24 are full professors and 65 PhD students.

Teaching represents a fundamental activity at the Department, which participates in several undergraduate courses and postgraduate education programs. Each year approximately 15 students receive their PhD from our Department and many of our graduates have gone onto distinguished careers in the academic or private sector.

Funding is now available for two postdoctoral research scientists in synaptic physiology at the Department of Neuroscience of Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

The research projects in the lab of Assistant Professors Emanuela Santini and Anders Borgkvist deal with different aspects of basal ganglia physiology in genetic disease models of movement disorders, drug addiction, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Methods and tools routinely used in the laboratory include confocal and 2-photon imaging, behavioral analysis, fiber photometry, immunohistochemstry, western blotting, and hypotheses are addressed almost exclusively using transgenic mice.

Entry requirements
Candidates applying for the positions should hold a Ph.D. or MD (awarded later than 2016), with a minimum of two first author papers.

Experience with patch clamp electrophysiology, primarily in brain slices, is necessary, with recordings in freely moving rodents being an additional request. Hands-on experience with surgical procedures and viral expression systems are a must.

The candidates should also be proficient in computer and statistical programming (Matlab/Igor/R) for the development of routines and analysis of imaging and electrophysiology data.

The candidates should be highly organized and ambitious with excellent communication skills in English. Interpersonal skills are essential and we emphasize the person’s ability as a team player and contributing to a friendly work environment.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

Type of scholarship
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

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

  1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/meritportfolj )
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

Reference number 2-4298/2018
Contact
  • Emanuela Santini, Assistant Professor, emanuela.santini@ki.se
  • Anders Borgkvist, Assistant Professor, anders.borgkvist@ki.se
Last application date 31.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

One or more PhD Stipends in Biomedical Engineering (21-18077)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology, one or more PhD stipends are available within the general research programme Biomedical Science and Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 January 2019 or soon thereafter.

Job description


The Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department has more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students. More than 100 PhD students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. The department has laboratory facilities for Multichannel EEG and EMG analysis, NMR- and electrical stimulations, ECG-analysis, ultrasound, 3-d movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, clean room facilities, cell growth, molecular biology etc. for more see: www.hst.aau.dk.  

In 2000 AAU established a new five year master program within biomedical engineering, in 2006 within medicine with industrial specialization, in 2007 within Sports Science and latest in 2010 within medicineand latest in 2019 within Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. All educations at AAU are based on problem based teaching.

As The Faculty of Medicine wishes PhD positions to enable careers both within and outside the university, the vacant positions are created in such a way that the competences achieved in the position will qualify for both a research career and a career in the commercial and/or public sector. At least a year before the position expires, you will be offered an interview to clarify your future career.

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a technique for the restoration of motion in patients suffering from paralysis. In this approach, electrical current pulses are delivered through electrodes placed on the skin to activate motor nerves and elicit muscle contractions. The coordinated activation of several muscles allows restoring functional movements, such as reaching and grasping. Multichannel electromyography (EMG) is a method to record the electrical activity of the muscles. The recorded EMG can be used to estimate the motion intention of the human subject and translate this intention into commands for an assistive device. For a successful implementation of FES as well as recording of EMG, the electrodes need to be properly positioned above the target muscles. Typically, this is done by placing individual electrodes over the muscles of interest, testing the effect of stimulation and/or quality of recordings and then readjusting the position of the electrodes. This procedure can be simplified by using a matrix electrode composed of many conductive pads that can be flexibly configured (electrically connected/disconnected) into larger electrodes of different shapes and sizes. The aim of this PhD will be to develop and test methods for automatic configuration of newly developed matrix electrodes to enable optimal recording of EMG and application of FES.

Qualification requirements
The following qualifications will be required:

  • You hold a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering or similar or you will obtain such a degree before the beginning of the project.
  • You have experience in programming.
  • You have experience with signal acquisition, signal processing, and interpretation of electrophysiological signals.
  • You have a high proficiency in oral and written English.
  • You are a highly motivated individual who is able to work independently or in small groups.

A research background in electrical stimulation, EMG recording and analysis, and machine learning is an advantage. There is no teaching obligation associated with this project, but it may be possible to teach if the candidate wishes to do so.

A project description of max 2 pages excl. references must be attached to the application. The description should outline a relevant research project within this field.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Strahinja Dosen and Erika G. Spaich, phone +45 9940 3749 and +45 9940 7462, and email: sdosen@hst.aau.dk and espaich@hst.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipends.

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

The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipends.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Faculty of Medicine, email: bew@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9909.

For more information of the The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology: http://www.medicine.aau.dk/doctoral-school/

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: 9 November 2018
Unit: Department of Health Science and Technology
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Post expires on Friday November 9th, 2018

Postdoctoral studies in Bioinformatics analyses of epigenetic regulation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Lennartsson (ALE)

The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 300 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Description of project and work
This postdoc project is a collaborative project between Andreas Lennartsson’s research group at the department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet and Sören Lehmann’s group at the department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University.

Andreas Lennartsson’s research group is interested in the epigenetic regulation of normal myelopoiesis and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) (https://ki.se/en/bionut/epigenetic-regulation-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-andreas-lennartsson). The aim is to identify key epigenetic factors that regulate enhancer activity and multi-potency in hematopoietic stem cells and dissect how they contribute to the development of leukemic stem cells.

The group of Sören Lehmann is a translational research group focusing on AML spanning from basic science to clinical trials and both clinicians and basic researchers are active in the group. The focus is on epigenetic dysregulation in AML with an important aim to develop new treatment strategies based on epigenetic dysregulation.

The Lehmann and Lennarssons’ groups are working very closely together creating an inspiring work environment containing complementary expertise.

The epigenetic machinery is often perturbed in AML and contributes to leukomogenesis via different mechanisms. Increased knowledge about the aberrant epigenetic machinery will help us to better understand the mechanisms that give rise to AML.  Our common research will potentially provide tools for novel therapies.

This specific project is specifically focused in depth epigenetic analysis of a large nationwide AML cohort. During several years we have collected fresh AML patient samples and processed them for ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and RRBS (for DNA methylation analysis) as well as DNA sequencing.  The project aims to characterize the epigenetic landscape in AML and correlate the specific epigenetic signatures with prognosis. This collaborative project offers unique possibilities to analyze a large AML patient cohort using novel state of the art methodologies. You will bridge the clinical and preclinical research at our institutes.

This position will be financed by a Postdoc scholarship paid out from KI.

Duties
Bioinformatics is central in our research and you will work close together with other postdocs and PhD students in both groups. You will be involved in planning experiments, final analysis and visualization of the results. You will have the possibility to participate national and international collaborations. You will analyze data from multiple technology platforms that are obtained using techniques such as Chromatin Immune Precipitation (ChIP)-sequencing, RNA-seq/CAGE, RRBS and Whole Genome Bisulphite sequencing.

This position provides opportunity for growth and development as an independent investigator, as there will be possibilities for initiating new research directions.

Qualifications
The applicant should hold a PhD from a related area, with experience in bioinformatic analysis of genome-wide data and have good understanding of statistics. Prior experience in hematology and cell biology is advantageous. Candidates should be able to interact and work efficiently in a team. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English is required.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

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

  1. A letter of motivation
  2. Curriculum vitae and qualifications
  3. A complete list of publications
  4. Names and contact information (email) for two references.

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

Reference number 2-5418/2018
Contact
  • Andreas Lennartsson, PhD. Group leader, +46-736128862
  • Sören Lehmann, MD, PhD , Professor, +46-707604882
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80
  • Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-8-524 810 35
Last application date 01.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

One position as postdoctor in neurological research

Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral researcher in bioinformatics

Post expires on Thursday November 15th, 2018

(211-0053/18-2H) PhD fellow in Molecular Physiology

PhD fellow in Molecular Physiology
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports 
Faculty of Science 
University of Copenhagen 
Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Molecular Physiology commencing 15 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment. 
The molecular physiology section focuses on how regulation of energy metabolism influences health and prevents development of disease. We focus on the interaction between physical activity, exercise training and nutrition. It is well known that regular physical activity and nutrition is important for maintaining health yet the underlying molecular mechanisms are not known but likely include regulation of energy metabolism particularly in muscle as well as cross-talk between muscle and other organs. We research from “molecule to man” including techniques of molecular biology, transgenic organisms and human beings.
Project description 
This PhD project will elucidate the molecular mechanisms that drive exercise-induced health benefits. Methods will include human exercise experiments, proteomics with collaborators and target validation in mouse models.
Principal supervisor is Professor Bente Kiens, Section of Molecular Physiology, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, bkiens@nexs.ku.dk and co-supervisor is Professor Erik A. Richter, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, erichter@nexs.ku.dk,
 
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Human Physiology with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Cover Letter, stating your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project. –
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 28 October 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Bente Kiens, bkiens@nexs.ku.dk
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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: 28 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday October 28th, 2018

PhD fellow in Child Nutrition and Health

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in child nutrition commencing 01.02.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The successful candidate will join a research environment in the section Paediatric and International Nutrition, that is internationally leading within randomized dietary trials in children: https://nexs.ku.dk/english/research/units/paediatric-international-nutrition/

Project description

The PhD student will be connected to the project D-pro – effects of milk protein and vitamin D on children’s growth and health, which is a collaboration between University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and Arla, funded by Arla Food for Health: https://www.arla.com/49f49c/contentassets/b6e98a51c5b748b49789cea5a7a697ee/arla-food-for-health_final_notes.pdf

The PhD candidate will investigate the combined and separate effects of vitamin D and milk protein intake on growth, bone health, cardiometabolic risk markers and other health outcomes in children. As part of this, you will coordinate and conduct a large, randomized controlled 2×2 factorial trial among 200 Danish 6-8-year-old children. This includes development of questionnaires and study procedures, recruitment and information meetings, child examinations and DXA scans, data handling, statistical analyses, writing of scientific articles and participation in conferences and meetings. You will work in close collaboration with a PhD student from Aarhus University and a team of master students, dieticians and bio-technicians.

Skills and experiences highly desired for the position: 

•Knowledge and skills within nutrition, bone health, child growth and cardiovascular health

•Research or professional experience with randomized trials and/or with children and parents

•Strong statistical skills and experience within linear models

•Enthusiasm and good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work and collaborate with others, including the supervision and mentoring of postgraduate students

•A curious and structured team player that can manage the project from start to end, but also add new ideas and scientific value

•Strong scientific writing skills

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Camilla T. Damsgaard, ctd@nexs.ku.dk  +45 35332221. Co-supervisor is Professor Christian Mølgaard, cm@nexs.ku.dk  +45 35332516.

Job description 

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

•To manage and carry through your research project

•Attend PhD courses

•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis

•Teach and disseminate your research

•To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad

•Work for the department

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in nutrition, medicine, public health, biology or comparable, with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. Applicants must speak and read Danish in order to work with the participating children and their parents.

Terms of employment 

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

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

Please include 

•Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project as well as which scientific perspectives you see in it.

•CV

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

•Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),

•Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 29 October 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Camilla T. Damsgaard, ctd@nexs.ku.dk  +45 35332221.

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

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: 29 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday October 29th, 2018

Postdoc on “Cross-scale Integration of Arctic Shrub Dynamics” at Ecoinformatics and Biodiverstiy, Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark 1008523

The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University invites applications for a 15 months postdoc position in the Vegetation Dynamics Group at the Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity (ECOINF) and the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE).

The project aims at understanding past, ongoing, and future shrubs dynamics by linking locally observed differences in shrub cover, productivity, growth and recruitment, with satellite- and drone-based remote sensing data collected across Greenland. Comparing local and remotely-sensed patterns of shrub dynamics across strong climatic gradients is highly important for improving our understanding of the potential biodiversity and ecosystem consequences of arctic shrub dynamics. The project builds on local observations and drone-based remotely sensed data collected at more than 15 sites across Greenland as well as satellite based remote sensing products. In addition, further data will be collected on Disko island, Greenland in summer 2019.

We are seeking a candidate trained in analyzing remote sensing data (satellite, airborne and drone-based) which has strong skills in advanced statistical modeling, machine learning, and profound knowledge and interest in community ecology and vegetation dynamics. Documented skills in vegetation classification and point-cloud analyses as well as programming in R and Python are an advantage. Experience with Arctic-Alpine ecosystems and drone-based fieldwork in Arctic-Alpine areas is an advantage, but not a prerequisite.

The postdoc will be part of the Vegetation Dynamics Group and the UAS4Ecology lab at the Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity (ECOINF) and the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE). In addition, the post doc will be affiliated with the Arctic Research Center and the Interdisciplinary Center for Climate Change Research at Aarhus University. Hence, the candidate will be working in a world-leading and dynamic research environment with ample opportunities to interact with other researchers nationally, as well as internationally, on related topics. The project is led by Associate Professor Signe Normand.

Candidates should have obtained a PhD in remote sensing, ecology, or other related fields. The successful candidate must document a strong research record as well as a broad knowledge of the field of satellite- and drone-based remote sensing.

The position is expected to be filled by the 1th of January 2019 or as soon as possible here after.

Applicants are encouraged to seek further information by contacting Signe Normand, signe.normand@bios.au.dk, +45 23718009. Further information can be found at www.signenormand.net, http://bios.au.dk/om-instituttet/organisation/oekoinformatik-biodiversitet/projects/biochange/, and twitter @SigneNormand, @VegDyn, @UAS4Ecology, @ECOINF, @BIOCHANGE.

Place of Work and area of Employment
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.  

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

30.11.2018
Please apply online here

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 884 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.

 

 

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Unit: Department of Bioscience
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Post expires on Friday November 30th, 2018

2 PhD scholarships on chemical substance profiling by mass spectrometry

Two PhD Scholarships are available in the Analytical Food Chemistry Group at the National Food Institute starting 1 January  2019 or shortly thereafter. Both projects are based on chemical screening by mass spectrometry to develop insights and mitigate chemical risk from food.

Project 1: “Chemistry of Meat Processing” will focus on the known but not well understood problems attributed to processed meat

Project 2: “Chemicals Migrating from Packaging” will focus on the complex problem related to chemical migrating from food contact materials into food.

Analytical Food Chemistry Group aims to contribute positively to food and food production by providing comprehensive chemical insight to understand formation and prevalence of undesired chemical components in the food chain. Based on mass spectrometry, the analytical focus is on trace levels of most unwanted compounds in food. Using both specific accredited analysis as well as targeted (known) or non-targeted (unknown) screening, our goal is to provide relevant chemical insight into new processes, use of ingredients, migration from packaging materials, as well as authenticity and fraud.

Responsibilities and tasks

Project 1 “Chemistry of Meat Processing” will focus on production processes through a systematic study of chemical and physical processes during food production. In particular, meat processing chemistry will be studied  in both model studies and real samples to understand and mitigate the formation of chemical risk factors, including carcinogens. The candidate is expected to focus on development of chemical profiling by both GC and LC separation combined with mass spectrometry. The work will include identification and quantification of relevant compounds using targeted and non-targeted screening methods. Experimental design and statistical assessment is considered an essential part of the project.

Project 2 “Chemicals Migration from Packaging” will focus on substances that migrate from food contact materials (FCM) to food. You are expected to study both intentionally added compounds and non-intentionally added compounds that may occur in paper and board FCM. To get a comprehensive coverage of compounds, an non-targeted screening approach is expected to be the basis for a search for the substances hitherto unknown in the material.  To complement, a targeted approach will be used to develop a generic multimethod for surveying the most relevant hazardous compounds that migrate to food simulants and to food. Perfluorinated compounds will be of particular interest. Migration into food (models) will be quantified.

Both projects are part of our consultancy to Danish Food Authorities, and you are expected to contribute to consultancy to Danish and international authorities.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

The ideal PhD student is curious, creative, independent and yet able to collaborate as a team player in a research group. Candidates must hold a M.Sc. degree in engineering or an equivalent degree preferable with focus on chemistry, analytical chemistry or food science. Furthermore, good command of the English language is essential.

We are looking for a candidate who has:

    Good knowledge in organic and food chemistrySolid knowledge about LC and GC mass spectrometry including sample preparations and LC-MS/GC-MS techniques, compound identification and quantification.Mathematical and chemometric interest.Experience in laboratory work.Good understanding and interest in food chemical processes.A structured and analytical working approach.Proficiency in written and spoken English

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

Assessment
Please indicate if you have special interest in one of the projects.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Kit Granby and Lene Duedahl-Olesen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Kit Granby, +45 2192 4666 or Associate professor Lene Duedahl-Olesen, +45 9351 8924.

You can read more about DTU Food at http://www.food.dtu.dk/

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 28 October 2018 (local time).

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

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel 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.

Analytical Food Chemistry Group is one of 12 research groups at The National Food Institute with a current staff of approx. 30. The group is located in a new building at the Technical University of Denmark on campus in Lyngby with modern laboratories equipped with an extensive analytical platform based on mass spectrometry. The group is accredited according to ISO 17025 and is both national and European reference laboratory in several areas.

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 October 2018
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Sunday October 28th, 2018

Two 2 year Postdoc positions in Autobiographical Memory Rehabilitation in Dementia 1008332

At Center on Autobiographical Memory Research (CON AMORE), Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University, two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships are open from December 1st 2018 or later.

The postdoc fellow is expected to work on ongoing reserach projects in the area of autobiographical memory rehabilitation in dementia. The applicant must have concrete knowledge of, and experience with, conducting research involving life story interviews or object cueing of autobiographical memory in older adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, the applicant must be experienced at coding verbal data into quantifiable categories, and conducting statistical analyses. The applicant has to be fluent in Danish, and have experience with testing older adults with dementia, supervising student assistants and coordinating research activities in the area of autobiographical memory rehabilitation in dementia.

The research project is funded by a grant from Velux Fonden to study autobiographical Memory rehabilitation in dementia. It is hosted by Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, a Center of Excellence at Aarhus University.

For further information, please check the center’s website:

http://conamore.au.dk/en/

http://psy.au.dk/forskning/forskningscentre-og-klinikker/conamore/erindringer/

For further information regarding the position, please contact the center leader, professor Dorthe Berntsen, Tel. +45 87165868, E-mail: dorthe@psy.au.dk

Who we are
Center on Autobiographical Memory Research (CON AMORE) is part of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences which is one of six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the social science and business-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS – and specifically the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations

At the department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, we teach and conduct research into the most significant subject areas of psychology. The department employs around 45 academic staff members and 45–50 PhD students. Our researchers have a strong tradition for collaborating with Danish as well as international researchers from many different academic fields, such as health and psychiatry,education, pedagogic, linguistics, philosophy, religious studies, management, economics and neuroscience. We also increasingly focus on expanding our research and teaching to include subject areas such as orgizational development, management and human relations.

For more information about the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, please visit: http://psy.au.dk/en/

Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

Application
Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose

Application and other documents must be in English language

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

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

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

22.10.2018
Please apply online here

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 884 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.

 

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 22 October 2018
Unit: Department of Psychology and Behavioural Science
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Post expires on Monday October 22nd, 2018