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PhD scholarship on Strong Light-Matter Interactions in Nanocavities Coupled to 2D Materials

The Centre for Nanophotonics (NanoPhoton) at DTU Department of Photonics Engineering (DTU Fotonik) is looking for an excellent candidate for a PhD position to explore light-matter interactions between semiconducting two-dimensional (2D) materials and novel topology-optimized dielectric cavities confining intense electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale [1]. Our ambition is to explore light-matter interactions at the quantum level in nanocavities combining the confinement of light usually only achievable in plasmonic structures with the low losses found in dielectric photonic crystal cavities. This project aims at extending our fundamental understanding of the interaction between electromagnetic fields and excitons in a yet unexplored class of nanocavities. This explorative experimental work will lay the ground for future applications ranging from low-noise nanolasers [2] to polaritonic lasers [3] and single-photon blockade devices working at room temperature [4].

The project is part of NanoPhoton and will take place at DTU Fotonik, who has expertise in the design, fabrication, and characterization of dielectric nanocavities, and the project will benefit from synergies with the Centre for Nanostructured Graphene (CNG) that has internationally recognized experience in the preparation and nanofabrication of 2D materials.

The project
Extremely confined electromagnetic fields in topologically-optimized dielectric cavities offer a new platform to explore light-matter interactions in regimes of cavity parameters where the field confinement is similar to that of plasmonic systems, yet with large quality factors not achievable by metallic structures [1]. Combined with 2D materials showing excellent optical properties at room temperature [5], we will be able to explore a new range of light-matter coupling parameters not achievable otherwise.

In this project, you will learn the basic principles behind strong light-matter interactions, dielectric nanocavities, and the excitonic properties of low-dimensional materials, working with samples that are fabricated within NanoPhoton at DTU Fotonik [6]. Your primary task will be to investigate the coupling dynamics between excitons in the 2D materials and photons in the cavities by use of ultra-fast spectroscopy. You will also have the opportunity to be trained and use near-field scanning optical microscopy to probe optical properties of the fabricated structures with a spatial resolution better than 20 nanometers [6]. You will analyse the experimental data and compare them with theoretical models in order to get a deeper understanding of light-matter interaction in these new structures. Based on your results, you will assess the possibility of designing novel platforms for low-noise lasers [2], polaritonic lasers [3], or single-photon blockade devices [4] for future applications in quantum technologies.  

The ideal candidate
We are looking for an engineer or physicist with a MSc level or equivalent who has excellent academic records and/or has already demonstrated scientific achievements. We are interested in working with candidates who are highly motivated, self-driven and have demonstrated during their Master thesis excellence in experimental photonics, quantum optics or 2D materials. Other qualities of the successful candidate:

  • Is academically curious and think deeply and creatively
  • Takes responsibility for the progress and quality of their projects.
  • Communicates well in both written and spoken English
  • Is empathetic and enjoy working with others from diverse backgrounds.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, photonics, quantum optics, and materials science or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Jesper Mørk, Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs and Senior Researcher Philip Trøst Kristensen.

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: Prof. Jesper Mørk (jesm@fotonik.dtu.dk), Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Leitherer-Stenger (niste@fotonik.dtu.dk), Sen. Res. Philip Trøst Kristensen (ptkr@fotonik.dtu.dk), and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs (mwubs@fotonik.dtu.dk). 

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english and the NanoPhoton center at https://nawinophoton.dtu.dk/.   

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

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

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

NanoPhoton
The research vision of NanoPhoton – Center for Nanophotonics (https://nanophoton.dtu.dk/) – is to explore the hitherto inaccessible regime of extreme dielectric confinement of light in optical cavities and to apply the associated enhanced light-matter interaction to solve fundamental outstanding challenges in chipscale information technology. To this end, we will develop the science and technology for a new class of optical nanostructures by combining fundamental electromagnetic and quantum optical theory with state-of-the-art nanofabrication and advanced experimental characterization techniques.

The Nanophotonics Section at DTU Fotonik
The Nanophotonics section combines expertise in the synthesis and handling of nanomaterials, the fabrication of nanoscale devices, and theoreticians employing a wide palette of analytical and numerical techniques to provide better understanding of and control over the fundamental properties of light-matter interactions and in this way realizing new nanophotonic devices for emerging information and quantum technology.

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

References:
[1]: Wang, F., Christiansen, R. E., Yu, Y., Mørk, J., and Sigmund, O. Maximizing the quality factor to mode volume ratio for ultra-small photonic crystal cavities. Applied Physics Letters 113, 241101 (2018).
[2]: Mørk, J., and Yvind. K. Squeezing of intensity noise in nanolasers and nanoLEDs with extreme dielectric confinement. Optica 7, 1641 (2020).
[3]: Sanvitto, D., and Kéna-Cohen, S. The road towards polaritonic devices. Nature Materials 15, 1061 (2016).
[4]: Denning, E. V., Wubs, M., Stenger, N., Mørk, J., and Kristensen, P. T. Cavity-induced exciton localisation and polariton blockade in two-dimensional semiconductors coupled to an electromagnetic resonator. arXiv preprint arXiv:2103.14484 (2021).
[5]: Geisler, M., et al.. Single-crystalline gold nanodisks on WS2 mono-and multilayers for strong coupling at room temperature. ACS Photonics 6, 994 (2019).
[6]: Albrechtsen, M., et al.. Nanometer-scale photon confinement inside dielectrics. arXiv preprint arXiv:2108.01681 (2021)

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Cardiac Vector Flow Ultrasound Imaging

A 3-year PhD scholarship is available at the Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging (CFU), Department of Health Technology (DTU Health Tech), DTU and at the Department of Cardiology, Rigshosptalet from December 2021. It is conducted in collaboration between the two departments, and the overall purpose of the project is to further develop fast vector flow-based imaging of the heart and make it applicable for clinical use.

Responsibilities and qualifications
This PhD project develops a method for fast vector flow imaging on a Verasonics research scanner and determines its performance and applicability to cardiac diagnostics.

The first objective is to develop a fast, synthetic aperture (SA) scheme suitable for cardiac vector flow imaging (VFI). This will be validated in the laboratory at CFU on an artificial heart phantom and calibrated flow rigs. The validation will be based on the CFU scan framework employed at CFU for the Verasonics scanner. Metrics such as peak velocity, mean velocity, volume flow, turbulence index, and pressure gradient estimation will be implemented and validated.

The second objective is to develop a real time implementation of the approach based on GPU processing for the Verasonics scanner and a GE phased array probe. The system will include a touch screen interface suitable for the clinic, and the full data sets can be stored on the PC for further processing and optimization. Post review for the acquired data should also be possible. Finally, initial clinical studies with vector flow imaging in the heart will be conducted at Rigshospitalet to quantify flow patterns in normal hearts and cases with valve regurgitation. 

The research is conducted in a truly multi-disciplinary environment consisting of the  academic partners specializing in advanced ultrasound imaging at CFU and clinical investigations at Rigshospitalet, and the main purpose is to translate the SA VFI method from a research environment to the clinic.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Experience with ultrasound imaging, GPU programming and digital signal processing is desirable.

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information is available at www.cfu.dtu.dk or from Professor Jørgen Arendt Jensen, tel: +45 4525 3924, e-mail: jaje@dtu.dk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-07 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Health Tech

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Post expires on Thursday October 7th, 2021

PhD in natural corrosion inhibitors and green biocides for oil field applications (14-21077)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU Energy, a position as PhD stipend is available within the general study program Energy. The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 1 November 2021, total 3 years.

Job description

Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. AAU educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community. 

AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. AAU Energy has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology. AAU Energy has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is located in Esbjerg. 

The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. AAU Energy has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 25 are administrative staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world. 

Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent. 

The position is offered in relation to the research program “biogas and biorefineries” and the Ph.D. will be positioned at the Esbjerg Campus of Aalborg University. We work with finding technical solutions for sustainable and economic feasible production of biofuels. Key to this is chemical characterization of the biomass using e.g. HPLC, LC-MSMS, GC-MS. We are using several different processing methods to change the chemical structure of biomass in a way that enable us to chemically or microbially convert target components into fuel and value added chemicals e.g. natural biocides. Examples of processes are: solvent extraction, pyrolysis, hydrocracking, wet oxidation, hydrothermal treatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, and microbial fermentation. Finally, biorefinery design and modelling will be used to determine the best conversion processes for a given biomass.

The position will be part of a collaborative research project called “Halophilic plant extracts as natural corrosion inhibitors and biocides for oil field application “. The project aims to extracts and develop natural biocides/bioactive compounds from halophyte plants and test them on their effect in biofilm reactors. 

The Ph.D. study will include: extraction of the bioactive compounds form the biomass, chemical processing of the extracts, microbial tests of the produced antimicrobials, anaerobe bioreactor test, corrosion analysis, microbial community sequencing, and chemical characterization (HPLC, GC-MS, ICP-MS) of the produced extractives, plant fractions, and microbial metabolites. 

”The applicant must provide and upload a proper project description, which describes the applicants initial thoughts and ideas related to the specific project applied for. This includes a brief state-of-the-art (including short list of references), a time schedule and how the applicant intends to shed light on the project objectives. The project description should have a length of 4-5 pages.”

The candidate should hold a Master degree in Chemical Engineering, energy technology (bio-energy), biotechnology or similar fields and have experience in plant metabolites extraction and chemical characterization, microbial induced corrosion, and anaerob cultivation of mixed cultures.

You may obtain further professional information from Mette Hedegaard Thomsen, E-mail: mht@energy.aau.dk , Phone: +45 93562196.

Read more about AAU at www.aau.dk  .

Read more about the AAU Energy at www.energy.aau.dk

 

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

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: ld@adm.aau.dk , phone: +45 9940 9589.

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

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

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

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

14-21077

Deadline: 2021-09-26 at 23:59

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Post expires on Sunday September 26th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Phase-field Modelling of Piezoelectric Materials

If you are interested in computational modelling of physical systems and want to help realize a novel micro-scale sustainable energy-conversion technology, this PhD project is for you.

At DTU Energy we are starting a research project where we will use computer simulations to investigate the behavior of piezoelectric materials with the goal of improving their performance. Piezoelectric materials exhibit a coupling between electric and elastic phenomena. This means that applying an electric potential causes the material to deform, or vice versa: applying a mechanical force causes the material to generate an electric field and hence a current. As such, they are already used in a number of applications either as actuators or as power generators, especially for miniaturized devices, e.g Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

It is known that the performance of piezoelectric materials is determined by several features of their microstructure, e.g. size and shape of their crystal grains or presence of inclusions. However, in this project we investigate a yet unresolved question: how can we optimize the microstructure such that the best performance is achieved? To answer this question we will use phase-field modelling: an elegant mathematical formalism that can predict the behavior of the material at the micro- and nano-scale.

At DTU we developed a state-of-the-art phase-field simulation framework MagTense which can be used to model magnetic or electric effects at the micro-scale, as these are substantially analogous from a mathematical point of view. However, the framework is currently not able to handle the coupling with mechanical effects, which is required to describe piezoelectric phenomena. As part of your project, you will therefore develop the mathematical model to include this class of interesting physical effects in the existing modeling framework. Subsequently, you will use it to explore the relation between microstructure and performance of piezoelectric materials and devise ways to micro-engineer the microstructure to enhance the performance.

In the course of this project, you will become expert in different exciting physical phenomena that are relevant to green-energy technologies. Moreover, you will master a mathematical modelling technique, i.e. phase-field models, that has numerous applications in various scientific and technological areas. The project also involves a collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan, which you will visit for a few months as part of your PhD. There, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge by collaborating with world-leading experts in nano-scale modelling.

Qualifications
Qualified applicants must have:

  • two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, astronomy, mathematics, computer science, engineering, chemistry or similar.
  • Interest in modelling techniques and programming/scientific computing, preferably some experience with Matlab and/or Fortran.
  • Interest in the theories of electrostatics and elasticity of continuum media.
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

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

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.

The expected starting date is the winter of 2021/2022. We are flexible with the exact starting time.

Further information
Please contact Assistant Professor Andrea Roberto Insinga, +45 21 18 03 16, aroin@dtu.dk or Professor Rasmus Bjørk, +45 46 77 58 95, rabj@dtu.dk.  

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

You can read more about DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

DTU Energy
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, electromechanical converters, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.dtu.dk

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

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Energy

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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

PhD Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Society: Science and Technology Studies

PhD Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Society: Science and Technology Studies

Artificial Intelligence in Society: NorwAI – Norwegian Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Job description

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo has a vacant three years position as PhD research fellow (SKO 1017) affiliated with the research area “Artificial Intelligence and Society”. The project is part of the Norwegian Centre for Artificial Intelligence Innovation (NorwAI), funded by the Research Council of Norway and led by prof. Susanne Bauer.

The candidate will be part of NorwAI’s research area “Artificial Intelligence and Society”, involving TIK and center coordination at NTNU Trondheim as well as a larger network of partners. The candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the TIK-Centre’s research training program. The purpose of the position is to complete a dissertation within the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) that qualifies for the Ph.D. degree at the University of Oslo during the hiring period. The candidate will be part of TIK’s research group in Science, Technology and Culture (VTK) and is expected to contribute actively and productively to the research area “Artificial Intelligence in Society” as well as the broader academic and social environment at TIK. Residence in or close to Oslo during the duration of the project is thus expected.

The PhD project is linked to the part of the research area that will undertake research into the social shaping of AI and interact with partners in the innovation areas within NorwAI. The PhD candidate will be conducting research on networks of actors and digital devices and practices. In terms of methods, this may include ethnography (both on-site and digital), interviews, document analysis as well as participatory methods and public engagement.  

The specific design of the PhD project, such as the choice of case, methods and theoretical framework, will depend on the candidate’s academic background and project proposal, and will be developed together with the project leader. The project may include international mobility. The position might include teaching, grading etc. at TIK in which case the project will be extended accordingly up until a maximum of 4 years.

About the project

The objective of the work package ‘AI in Society’ is to provide a better understanding of the sociomaterial transformations with the development, prototyping and implementation of AI technologies in various sectors, including transportation and media. The project will examine the formation of AI issues and knowledges, devices and procedures (such as predictive modeling, digital twins, automation), the social shaping of AI technologies, and related infrastructures. This will be done through selected case studies of AI technologies and by studying ongoing standardization processes of Standard Norge, EU, and OECD.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a two-year Master’s degree (or equivalent qualifications) and meet the formal requirements for admittance to the Faculty’s PhD program.

  • The Master’s degree must be of high quality and within a specialization of relevance to STS research on AI. The project’s interdisciplinary approach makes a variety of academic backgrounds potentially interesting, including Science and Technology Studies (STS), Social Studies of Computing, Big Data and AI Systems, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Innovation Studies, Social Anthropology and other interdisciplinary combinations across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Applicants must document experience with and/or a well-described interest in the field of STS. In addition, applicants must document experience with a minimum of one of the following research methods: ethnography, document analysis, interviews.

  • Experience with praxeographic fieldwork is an advantage as well as knowledge of social studies of computing, or computational anthropology.

Assessment criteria

In the assessment of applications, we will emphasize the following:

  • The project proposal’s academic quality, methodological competence, and relevance for the project.
  • The applicants’ relevance with regards to the criteria described under ‘Qualifications’ above.
  • The applicants’ academic and personal potential for fulfilling the project within the given timeframe.
  • The applicants’ skills in communication, including their sense of text and language. Personal skills: curiosity and good cooperative skills.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per year, – depending on qualifications.

  • An academically stimulating working environment.

  • The possibility of undertaking a prolonged international mobility stay.

  • Attractive welfare benefits including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement. In addition, Oslo offers a family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application describing motivation and experience of relevance to STS research on Artificial Intelligence (max. 2 pages)
  • Project proposal (in English) describing how the applicant intends to develop a PhD project within the frame of the research area AI in Society (cf. Faculty guidelines)
  • CV
  • A copy of the master thesis and a list of other scientific publications.
  • 2-3 references (including contact information and described relation to the applicant)
  • Copy of education diploma (including explanation of degree system for education outside Scandinavia)

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

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Project Leader Susanne Bauer,

Centre Director Fulvio Castellacci

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.

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture is a cross disciplinary unit at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. TIK is home to 40 staff members working in research, education and research communication in innovation and science and technology studies (STS). A major part of TIK’s activity is externally funded research. TIK also offers postgraduate education; a PhD-programme and two Master programmes. The Centre also hosts OSIRIS – Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science.

Deadline: 1 November 2021
Unit: TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture
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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cybersecurity

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cybersecurity

About the position

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at Department of Informatics.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of three (3) years (10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

Starting date no later than 01.01.2022. No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo.

Project description 

The postdoctoral fellowship will be part of the Digital Security research group at the Informatics Department and it is expected that the candidate contributes to the group’s research activities. Tasks will typically involve theoretical modelling, development of prototype software tools, analysis and experimentation, report writing, as well as some project management.

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in computer science or mathematics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation before the application deadline. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and completed defence are eligible for appointment
  • Applicants must have a strong background in cyber security
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Only candidates from European countries, NATO countries and Five-Eyes countries may apply for this position. The reason for this is that cyber security research may involve collaboration with defense and national security organizations where security clearance may be needed
  • Pedagogical skills and experience in teaching is an advantage

We offer

  • Salary NOK 526 000 – 608 200 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Postdoctoral development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability.

 Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Associate Professor Nils Gruschka, email: nilsgrus@ifi.uio.no, phone: +47 22 84 08 58

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, e-mail: t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

Deadline: 5 October 2021
Unit: Department of Informatics
Campus:
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Phd research fellow in statistics/machine learning

Phd research fellow in statistics/machine learning

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC)

The position

A 3-4 year position as Ph.D. Fellow is available at the Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The position will fit a talented candidate highly interested in developing machine learning methods for predicting risk and progression of brain disease, and making such methods practically applicable in clinical settings.

The research center

The goal of LCBC is to understand brain and cognitive changes and how to optimize them through the entire lifespan. LCBC is an active multidisciplinary research center, with a staff of about 25 full-time positions, including six faculty professors/researchers, several PostDocs and Ph.D. candidates, several programmers/engineers and full-time research assistans, extensive supporting personnel and several affiliated international researchers. LCBC has excellent research infrastructure, including access to a 3T Siemens Prisma, PET and EEG, and neuropsychological and somatic test facilities. English is the inter-collegial language of the center. LCBC coordinates a large H2020 EU-project and has obtained four grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Further funding comes from the Research Council of Norway, the National Health Association, the Thon Foundation, and the University of Oslo. The group was in 2015 appointed status as “world-leading” as one of five at the University of Oslo, with special funding. More information can be found on www.oslobrains.no.

More about the position

Datasets containing information from a large number of sources, including detailed magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of the brain, genetic information, cognitive test results, and sociodemographic variables have recently become available for a large number of individuals (N>50000), offering the potential to train accurate models for predicting risk and progression of brain related diseases (e.g., accelerated cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s). If successful, such models would be highly valuable, as early detection enables preventive measures to be applied at an earlier stage than possible with current diagnostic tools. However, the development of prediction methods which optimally use all available data is abound with statistical and computational challenges. Furthermore, making accurate personalized predictions likely requires fine-tuning the models to the characteristics of the target population, as well as proper quantification of uncertainty.

The successful applicant will work towards this goal by extending state-of-the-art machine learning methods to enable integration of MRI, genetics, and other relevant information for making personalized predictions of disease risk. The Ph.D. student will likely use tools from machine learning (e.g., deep learning, probabilistic ML, transfer learning), combined with statistical methods for analysis of longitudinal data. The work will require programming in a high-level language such as Python or R, and the use of deep learning toolkits such as TensorFlow. Access will be given to necessary GPU computing resources. A major focus for the candidate will also be scientific dissemination, i.e., writing and publication.

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a Ph.D. degree. Hence, the research fellow must take part in the Department’s approved Ph.D. program. The fellowship is for a period of three years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25% teaching requirement, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the center.

The Ph.D. fellow is expected to collaborate extensively with other researchers at the center. The position will offer opportunities to develop high-quality research competence, to work with leading experts in the field, and take part in the group’s extensive network of international collaborations. In particular, the candidate will work closely with the “Predict-AD” project led by Prof. Anders M. Fjell at LCBC and the Computational Radiology & Artificial Intelligence (CRAI) Research Group at Oslo University Hospital, which is a formal collaborator of LCBC. The candidate will also have good opportunities to interact with other groups at the University of Oslo working with personalized medicine, including BigInsight (https://biginsight.no) and the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

Qualification requirements

  •  Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in statistics, machine learning, or a closely related field. Candidates finishing their Master’s degree in the fall of 2021 are welcome to apply. Appointment is dependent on the Master`s degree being approved.
  • Applicants must be familiar with at least one high-level programming language such as MATLAB, Python, or R.
  • Applicants must be highly motivated to develop methods of practical value in clinical settings.
  • Familiarity and/or expertise in deep learning methodology (e.g., convolutional neural nets, transfer learning, backpropagation), and software (e.g., Keras, TensorFlow) constitutes an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • Experience with image analysis, neuroimaging data, and cognitive neuroscience will constitute advantages, but not requirements.
  •  Excellent English communication skills, orally and in writing.

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the candidate’s academic qualifications. Interviews with selected candidates may be arranged where the applicant’s personal prerequisites, interest in the topic and, cooperative skills will be emphasized.

We offer

  • We offer Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Professional development in a stimulating academic environment.
  • Favorable pension and social welfare benefits.

How to apply

The application must include

  • The application must include:
  • Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining the motivation for applying.
  • Curriculum Vitae summarizing education, positions, and academic work
  •   Copies of educational certificates, publications/academic work (if any) that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  •  Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).
  •  International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. All documents should be in Scandinavian or English.
  •  The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system.

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

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Associate Prof. Øystein Sørensen (oystein.sorensen@psykologi.uio.no)

Prof. Kristine B Walhovd (k.b.walhovd@psykologi.uio.no).

Senior consultant Silje Forsland (silje.forsland@psykologi.uio.no)

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 9 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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PhD scholarship in Green Fuels for Sustainable Transport

If you are establishing your career as scientist and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions, it is right here in front of you.

At DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering you will break new ground at the absolute forefront of what is possible within the application of Green fuels for achieving Sustainable transports.

DTU Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Green Fuels, Power-to-X and Sustainable Propulsion. The student will be affiliated with the Section for Thermal Energy Systems at DTU and the NTU in Singapore through joint supervision set up.

The project aims to contribute to an overall sustainability assessment framework by providing modeling capability of the impact of green fuels´ on Emissions, Safety, Performance and Cost in Ship Propulsion in various standard applications like Container, Bulk and RoRo shipping over different operating profiles.

The section of Thermal Energy Systems works in close collaboration with a number of industrial and academic international partners in the field of optimization of energy conversion systems with focus on the green transition of the energy and transport system.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to develop a modeling framework for foreseeing the impact of introducing green fuels in the maritime sector on society.

The research work includes the numerical and experimental analyses of emissions, performance, safety and cost in shipping. You will assess different operating profiles and their impact on system output parameters.  If you have a passion for research and a broad mechanical engineering background, including knowledge about thermodynamics, experiments and modeling you may be the person we are looking for. You will become part of a leading international research team, and together with colleagues, you will get the opportunity to conduct groundbreaking research, ranging from detailed numerical analysis to experimental work. The results of your research will contribute to expand the use of renewable energy sources, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and mitigating climate change. You will get the chance to publish your work in top-level international scientific journals and at international conferences.

Examples of your responsibilities are the following:

  • Develop a modelling framework for lifecycle emissions, efficiency, cost and risk – The model shall be based on real life data, experiments or sub-models where data is currently missing or cannot be found/produced from experiments.
  • Analyse the effect of introducing different fuel alternatives in suitable applications on environment over typical usage scenarios.
  • Validate your numerical models based on the real operational results from a ship owner.
  • Teach and supervise BSc and MSc student projects.

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

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Anders Christiansen Erlandsson, e-mail: acerl@mek.dtu.dk, phone: +45 9351 1457.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng

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Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Future sea level changes and contribution from Arctic Ocean

Sea level rise will pose increasingly hazard on society in the future. DTU Space is seeking a candidate for a 3-year fully funded PhD position in development of methods for prediction of future sea level and extremes from satellites. Accurate sea level observations using radar measurements from space have been available by satellite altimetry for nearly 30 years. Recently the EU and ESA funded several studies where DTU Space contributes with fundamental knowledge about sea level monitoring and modelling of recent sea level changes with special focus on the Nordic Seas and the Arctic Ocean.

Recent slimate change affects will be more profound in the Polar oceans and with declining ice increasing fresh water will be exported from the Arctic with possible effects in Europe.  

This PhD will carry out cutting edge research on climate change in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. The project targets on the creation of refined methods and algorithms to generate improved information on sea level and geostrophic surface currents in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean based on long-term satellite altimetry measurements in combination with data from other sensors and models.

The generated surface elevation and circulation datasets will be analysed with respect to signatures of climate change and used to perform prediction of future surface circulation and sea level taking in machine learning techniques (in collaboration with a sister ph.d. project). In particular study changes in direction and strength of the ocean currents over the last three decades and exploit their possible impacts on Europe.

Continuation of the altimetry based sea level record is of fundamental to improve the prediction of future sea level at the coast. In 2022 the high resolution American/French SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) mission is expected to be launch and you will be involved with developing method for calibration and processing of these data using machine learning.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The candidate is expected to achieve knowledge regarding remote sensing and physical oceanography. The candidate will work in close cooperation with key researchers at DTU Space and is expected to be contribute to on-going ESA and EU projects. The candidate will also contribute to the ongoing alliance corporation with TU Munich and includes willingness to travel and work in an international environment.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Develop methods to take full advantage of satellite altimeter data. Publish the new findings in the international peer reviewed literature
  • Present your research at international conferences and participate in relevant project meetings
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and be able to work as part of a team with International Corporation from both Europe and the US.
  • Teach and co-supervise BSc and MSc student projects
  • Stay 1 year at TU Munich

We expect the candidate to have:

  • Experience in working with large satellite data sets and development of algorithms
  • At least basic knowledge of altimetry
  • Good expertise in programming, e.g. in Python, matlab or other high-level programming languages.

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

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ole Baltazar Andersen and Professor Per Knudsen.

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.

At DTU Space the candidate can take advantage of the vast experience and collaboration with leading international research groups in the field of sea level research.

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.

The PhD will be a joint DTU-TU Munich program and you will be awarded with a double degree in the end.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information may be obtained from professor Ole Baltazar Andersen, phone : +45 45259754, oa@space.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Space at space.dtu.dk

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

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

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

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

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

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

DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astro-physics.

The Institute has about 180 employees, an annual turnover of about 160 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Space

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Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Secure Power System Operation based on Quantum Computations

We seek a talented and engaged PhD student willing to be part of a world leading research environment and contribute to frontier research, working with the latest developments in AI and in quantum computing to advance current state-of-the-art in power system security assessment. 

The Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) provides cutting edge research in sustainable, reliable and cost-efficient energy systems to the benefit of society. At CEE you will enjoy the advantages of a creative and inspiring work environment shared with about 100 highly skilled and motivated colleagues.

Background for the project
With millions of new converter-interfaced devices, e.g. solar PV inverters and battery chargers, and thousands of new injections from renewable energy sources, the dynamic behavior of the electric power system changes, including a rapidly increasing risk for blackouts. Existing offline  methods for security and stability assessment are computationally demanding and are foreseen to become insufficient in fulfilling their objective. To ensure a high level of operational security, approaches are needed for real-time awareness of system security and robustness against disruptive events. Quantum computing can be a promising avenue to deliver the new tools we are looking for. 

Recent research at DTU has delivered methods capable of assessing the operational state of a power system with respect to different aspects of the overall power system stability problem.  These methods are capable of assessing ongoing system conditions from a single snapshot of the system state. There is need to extend that capability of such methods so that they assess the conditions further ahead in time (hours, days), providing awareness for threatening system conditions in good time in order to promptly take the necessary actions to ensure resilient system operation.

Therefore, this PhD project explores the newly appearing (and so far unknown) capabilities of quantum computing to ensure the secure operation of electric energy systems with high share of fluctuating renewables. The research is expected to combine the current state-of-the-art research in real-time assessment of system security with quantum computing, based on AI, with the aim to account for the rapidly increasing uncertainty and complexity coming from renewables, electric vehicles, and the millions of new converter-interfaced equipment and appliances, from LED lighting and rooftop PV inverters to mega-scale batteries and wind turbines. The use of quantum computations in such applications will be a frontier research activity, where we exploit our past research results in real time stability and security assessment, combine them with the newest developments in quantum computing and AI to create state-of-the-art solutions for challenges that are still widely unsolved.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with knowledge of power system dynamics and stability/security assessment (preferably real-time applications) or with quantum computing.

We also expect that you:

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

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

Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior Scientific Consultant Hjörtur Jóhannsson and Associate Professor Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Center for Electric Power and Energy, DTU Electrical Engineering.  

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.

At the Center for Electric Power and Energy you will be part of a vibrant, welcoming and diverse environment with an international atmosphere and strong links to the world-leading Danish energy industry. You will join one of top European research centres within the energy field and you will have access to our  cutting-edge experimental facilities, PowerLabDK (www.powerlab.dk).   

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientific Consultant Hjörtur Jóhannsson, e-mail: hjjo@elektro.dtu.dk.

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 10 October 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Research statement (max. 800 words) where you describe a research problem you would like to solve (it does not need to be related to the specific position), motivate why it is important to solve it, and outline the directions of how you would plan to solve it. 

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

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

DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art research within antenna and microwave technology, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-10 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng

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Post expires on Sunday October 10th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Digital Design and Manufacturing

We are searching for a strong PhD candidate within the area of Digital Design and Manufacturing. You will have a unique opportunity to work and do research in a strong collaboration between KK Wind Solutions and the Technical University of Denmark.

Building on more than 40 years of experience in electronic systems for wind, KK Wind Solutions’ capabilities span development of state-of-the-art technologies, LEAN production facilities and an effective, global setup for operation and maintenance. KK Wind Solutions has global presence in the field and is thereby providing hands-on experience to provide solutions that improve customer’s business and contribute to the ultimate goal: lowering the Cost of Energy.

The PhD project will address a number of very business critical areas such as reducing the time to launch new wind turbine control systems, reducing cost of new solutions and enable increased innovation. Key aspect will be the ability to define both product and manufacturing digitally by state of the art design and manufacturing software. This will e.g. enable digital test and verification, faster transition to manufacturing and ability to simulate key performance (e.g. cost, quality and lead time) in the early stages of development.

The position will give you an exceptional opportunity to work both practically and theoretically in such a way that you will see concrete solutions being implemented in KK Wind Solutions.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Responsibilities

  • Identify key state of the art software packages relevant for wind turbine control design and manufacturing.
  • Establish digital product models
  • Establish digital manufacturing models
  • Establish property models in such a way the key properties can be simulated, e.g. cost, lead time and quality including considerations towards sustainability
  • Test the digital design models in customer and R&D projects
  • Support the implementation in KK Wind Solutions including education and training
  • Implement architectures in commercial available IT systems such as ERP, CAD, PDM, Models based system engineering and manufacturing and Supply Chain simulation systems.

Qualifications

  • An engineering educational background within digital Design, Manufacturing engineering and operational manufacturing with top results
  • Deep understanding of the interplay between design and manufacturing in relation to cost, lead time, manufacturing efficiency and quality
  • Ability to work very systematically and visually
  • Ability to be present at all relevant KK Wind Solutions sites globally (currently Denmark, Poland and India)
  • Knowledge of electro mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of commercially available IT systems such as CAD, PDM, ERP and manufacturing simulation
  • Ability to work cross disciplinary across e.g. manufacturing engineering, design, finance and operation

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

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

Assessment
The assessment will be made by Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen, DTU Mechanical Engineering

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen, nhmo@mek.dtu.dk, tel + 45 4525 6275

You can read more about DTU Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk and KK wind solutions at www.kkwindsolutions.com.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 13 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

KK Wind Solutions A/S is a market leading system manufacturer and developer of electro-mechanical
systems and advanced technology solutions for on- and offshore wind turbines including supply chain
and manufacturing solutions. The activities are driven from the headquarters in Ikast, Denmark as well from the main sites in Stettin, Poland and Bangalore, India. The activities are supported by sales and engineering representation in all main markets.

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-13 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng

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Post expires on Wednesday October 13th, 2021

Two PhD scholarships in Transporter Protein Engineering

The Yeast Metabolic Engineering group develops novel yeast cell factories to produce sustainable chemicals and natural products. We apply advanced genome editing, metabolic modeling, transporter engineering, and 'omic data analyses for data-guided strain design. We are looking for two motivated, talented PhD students to join our team to study small metabolite transport via transporter proteins. One PhD student will research cell-free transporter protein expression and functional characterization using state-of-the-art electrophysiological methods. Another PhD student will apply transporter expression in Xenopus laevis oocytes to study the transport of small metabolites. Both PhD students will apply the knowledge they gain on the transporter proteins to improve yeast cell factories for sustainable production of natural products.

Responsibilities and qualifications
In close collaboration with other group members, you will study small metabolite transport using cell-free or Xenopus oocyte systems. You will use state-of-the-art solid-supported membrane-based electrophysiology (SURFE2R system from Nanion Technologies) or mass-spec methods to characterize transporter proteins for substrate specificity and kinetics. You will employ advanced genome editing to engineer the transporters in yeast cell factories.

Specific tasks:

  • Literature review, hypotheses formulation, and experimental design
  • Wet lab work with molecular biology, in-vitro transcription, and translation
  • Reporting results in peer-reviewed publications and presentations at conferences and meetings
  • Collaboration within the group and within the center, participation in international collaborations and outreach activities.

The PhD study also comprises courses equivalent to 30 ECTS credits and an international secondment of 3-6 months duration.

The candidate should have a Master's degree in engineering/biology/biotechnology or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the Master's degree.

Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques, cloning, and bioinformatics are required. Prior experience with some of the following methods is a plus: Xenopus expression, transporter characterization by electrophysiological methods, recombinant protein production and purification, cell-free in vitro protein synthesis.

Further requirements:

  • Excellent track record of early scientific achievements (awards, scholarships, internships, contributions to publications, or similar)
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated research tasks, and to report results in oral and written forms
  • Team spirit and excellent collaboration skills
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment ability
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent written and oral scientific English
  • Well-organized, efficient, result-oriented, have excellent record-keeping abilities.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee headed by Prof. Irina Borodina.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr. Iben Møller-Hansen, Tel: +45 9351 0776, E-mail: ibemol@biosustain.dtu.dk and Dr. Fang Dong, Tel: +4915257512840, E-mail: fdong@biosustain.dtu.dk.

You can read more about The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at https://www.biosustain.dtu.dk/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Center for Biosustainability

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc in Optical Fiber Sensing

If you aim at scientific excellence and want to establish a career as a scientist within development of optical fiber devices, then we have the ideal opportunity for you.

In modern electrical power systems, where an increasing amount of the electricity is produced by sustainable energy sources, such as windmills and solar cells, the use of power electronics gets more and more widespread. Unfortunately, the use of power electronics also introduce noise by generating higher harmonics with frequencies beyond the MHz range. Currently, it is not possible to measure voltages with MHz frequency bandwidths in high voltage systems. Poled optical fibers has the potential of achieving this, but currently only provide limited sensitivity. In this project, you will develop a fiber sensor based on few-moded poled fibers, which is capable of achieving the desired sensitivity and long-term stability. Hereby paving the way for a green future for us all.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will be responsible for design and development of the optical voltage sensor. The effort within the position includes basic experimental design and characterization of voltage sensors using a test bench that you in part will establish. The poled fibers for the sensor will be fabricated at RISE in Stockholm, Sweden. Thus during the project, you are expected to make multiple visits to RISE, totaling up to 6 months.

The main responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Establish a setup for measuring electric field response.
  • Characterize the performance of currently available poled fibers.
  • Aid in developing an optimal fiber design.
  • Assist in fabricating custom fiber designs at RISE, Sweden.
  • Characterize the optimized few-mode fiber.
  • Evaluate the performance of the developed prototype fiber sensor.

In the project, your contribution will mainly involve experimental work, which may be supported by necessary theoretical/numerical predictions.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Candidates with prior knowledge within experimental research in optical fiber technologies, single-mode and/or multimode fiber optics, and data processing will be preferred. However, candidates with a strong background within any aspect of experimental fiber optics are encouraged to apply. 

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years, ideally starting in the fall of 2021.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Lars Rishøj (lris@fotonik.dtu.dk). 

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english.

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

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

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

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

DTU Fotonik has 220 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Signal Processing for Multimode Communication

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering, and it has a strong focus on optical communications. We are hereby announcing a PhD in Signal processing for multimode communication. This project is part of the Centre of Excellence Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC) funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and established in 2015. The SPOC centre was established to aim at significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in ultra-high capacity optical communications and this PhD project will be at the heart of this activity.

This PhD project will study signal processing for future optical communication systems.

Spatial division multiplexing (SDM) will be a key technology to meeting the data rate demand in future optical networks. The PhD project will focus on multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) signal processing enabling SDM optical communications. Specialized digital MIMO will be designed and optimized jointly with and for the optical multimode channels, incl. MIMO modules, built in-house in SPOC. Optical MIMO modules will include multiplexors and demultiplexors for multimode communication as orbital angular momentum (OAM) communication. Mode and core interference during multi-mode multi-core fiber propagation will also be studied. In order to maximize the data rates of these communication systems, MIMO designs will be combined with multi-dimensional constellation shaping and coding.

The PhD project will be in close collaboration with other activities in SPOC, including activities on novel multimode optical communication.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your main responsibilities will be to study, identify, implement and design novel signal processing techniques, incl. MIMO to be applied in state of the art optical communication systems based on multimode as OAM and possibly multi-core optical SDM. You will work together with optical scientists on the joint design of digital and optical signal processing for MIMO transmitters and receivers. Successful designs will be part of data rate breaking transmission experiments, which will be conducted in house and in collaboration with the SPOC partners. Your main tasks can be summarized as follows:

Study conventional linear and nonlinear MIMO concepts

  • Study optical SDM communication systems
  • Design signal processing  incl. MIMO transmitter and receiver processors for optical communication with SDM,
  • Design coded modulation systems for maximized throughput of optical SDM systems, including constellation shaping and coding
  • Participate in and contribute to novel communication system experiments

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are a must.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Søren Forchhammer, Researcher Metodi Yankov and SPOC centre leader Professor Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe.

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 Prof. Søren Forchhammer; sofo@fotonik.dtu.dk and Researcher Metodi P. Yankov, meya@fotonik.dtu.dk

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 25 October 2021 Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-25 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Monday October 25th, 2021

Postdoc in Recombinant production and biophysical characterisation of plant proteins

Will you contribute to develop more sustainable plant-based protein ingredients and accelerate the transition from animal- to plant-based food?

A research opportunity as postdoc is now available in the ‘SEEDFOOD: Functional and palatable plant seed storage proteins for sustainable foods’ project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The primary partners in SEEDFOOD are University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Le Mans in France (ULM). The project coordinator is Professor Marianne Nissen Lund, Department of Food Science, UCPH. SEEDFOOD will serve as multi-disciplinary centre in which you as young scientist will benefit from training and joint supervision by principal investigators. We expect some mobility between labs and partners. You will be part of an international dynamic research environment founded on knowledge sharing, high scientific ambitions and cross-disciplinary synergy. We focus on active career development of junior researchers, and offer coaching/mentoring activities across the centre.

The vision of SEEDFOOD is to accelerate the transition from animal- to plant-based food proteins for sustainable food production and consumption. We will achieve this by tailoring plant protein ingredients with superior functional, palatable, and nutritional properties through novel protein design and in-depth understanding of molecular interactions in the food matrix. We will use rapeseed protein to obtain new insights underpinning the scientific foundation to promote the use of seed storage proteins for foods. Rapeseed is a protein-rich crop used for industrial oil production. It is farmed on a large scale in Europe and may be utilized in new food types locally across the globe. In SEEDFOOD we will create knowledge to sustainably transform poor functionality of plant seed storage proteins and rationally tailor protein performance for future food design. Scientific themes in SEEDFOOD encompass: gentle and sustainable processing to isolate seed proteins; improvement of protein surface characteristics through enzyme and UV-light treatments; biophysics of protein structures and molecular interactions; functionality and palatability in model foods.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a position in recombinant production and biophysical characterisation of isoforms and mutant proteins of rapeseed cruciferin and napin. The aims of the project are the optimization of the production hosts towards a high yield cell factory, the production of variants of cruciferin and napin, followed by an in-depth characterization of the key biophysical properties, such as protein stability and interactions with other relevant molecules.

The position is jointly between DTU Bioengineering and DTU Biosustain.

Tasks

  • Design of a high-expression platform strain.
  • Rational and systematic optimization of recombinant protein production of major naturally occurring rapeseed isoforms and mutants thereof.
  • Applying genome-scale metabolic models on the expression organism enabling high yields.
  • Design and production of variants of the rapeseed proteins.
  • Biophysical characterisation of rapeseed proteins, including, but not limited to, SPR, BLI, nanoDSF, DLS, flow-induced dispersion analysis.
  • Co-Supervision of PhD and Master students

Required qualifications

  • A PhD degree in experimental Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or Biotechnology.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and interest in working in a team of multiple partners.

Key selection criteria

  • Professional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Publications.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Language skills.
  • Creative thinking.

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

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

The employment will start on the 1.1.2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The employment is initially for two years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexander K. Buell, tel.: +45 4525 4061, email: alebu@dtu.dk

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

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

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

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

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Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship in microbial electrosynthesis

A 3-year PhD position starting 1 October 2021 is available at the Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment). If you have an interest in microbial electrosynthesis and material science and the integration of the two to address the Environmental Challenges for the Twenty-First Century (e.g., climate change, carbon capture & utilization, and storage of renewable energy), and contribute to circular bioeconomy for the green transition towards a sustainable society, this PhD position could be exactly what you are looking for.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will participate in a new project granted by Independent Research Fund Denmark, which aims to develop a new integrated sustainable microbial electrochemical technology platform for selective and efficient production of higher alcohols from CO2 and renewable electricity via the interface between microbes and microelectrodes. You will be part of a research team encompassing both nearby colleagues as well as external academic and industrial partners. You will perform a thorough study to optimize system performance, address potential limitations, and to find corresponding technical solutions.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Fabricate mechanically stable microelectrodes with well-defined geometry and size using additive manufacturing followed by pyrolysis.
  • Identify the key properties and optimization of material-microorganism interactions to facilitate biofilm formation and electron transfer.
  • Integrate the microbial metabolism and microelectrodes in bioelectrochemical reactor and optimize the system enabling more efficient bioproduction from CO2 and renewable energy.
  • Write scientific papers and present research results at conferences.
  • Work as a teaching assistant in two or three 5 ECTS modules.

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

Technical Proficiency

  • Solid background in microbiology/bioelectrochemistry.
  • Foundations in biology, physic chemistry, and material science.
  • A keen interest in microbial electrochemistry.
  • Some experience with electrochemistry or biosynthesis.

Soft Skills Requirements

  • Fluent spoken and written English. Minimum proficiency level is B2, C1 is preferred.
  • Self-reliant working style
  • Curious and ambitious personality.
  • Prior research and publication experience is considered a definite plus but is not required.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Yifeng Zhang from DTU Environment and Associate Professor Stephan S. Keller from DTU Nanolab.

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 starting 1 October 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Yifeng Zhang (yifz@env.dtu.dk)

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

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

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • A recommendation letter (e.g., from the supervisor of your master project)

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

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

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in water, environmental engineering and sustainability in Europe. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. Our activities within research, education and innovation are focused water, chemicals and resources. The department has app. 185 staff members of more than 25 nationalities.

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

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Environment

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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

PhD student in Human Computer Interaction

Published: 2021-09-15

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University conducts education and research in Uppsala and at Campus Gotland in Visby. The Department’s faculty studies various aspects of the conditions, opportunities and consequences of the use of digital technologies, in relation to individuals, organizations, and societal institutions. See the Department’s website for more information about the research profile (www.im.uu.se ).

The fully-funded PhD is placed in the unit for Human-Computer Interaction and in the project Controlling the Uncontrollable: Experiences and Consequences of Reproductive health apps. Digital smartphone applications or apps for reproductive health (RHA) are today a huge market. A large majority of first-time child-bearers use these for medical information and health check-ups. These apps are mainly developed by private actors, often so-called FemTech entrepreneurs, who operate outside state-funded and controlled care. Women’s sexual health has and is surrounded by stigma and social control; something this new industry, often driven by women, is actively working against. At the same time, FemTech is an industry with many players where the medical sector faces competition from venture capital-funded start-up companies and the alternative medicine movement, with women’s health as a game plan and consequence. The PhD will study the FemTech industry from several perspectives and link this to how these apps are used and operate.

Duties/Project description: Doctoral studies comprises a set of PhD courses and a comprehensive research project that is to be reported and publicly defended in the form of a doctoral dissertation. Successful fulfilment of the course work and the research project will be awarded by a PhD degree in Human Computer Interaction, from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala University. Additionally, the doctoral student will be enrolled into Sweden’s National Research School on Management and Information Technology. This enrolment will provide the student with a set of additional benefits such as the access to specific PhD courses, mandatory participation in bi-annual research student conferences, and the access to a large network of junior and senior researchers. The PhD student will be supervised by two senior researchers.

Requirements: We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student, with a genuine interest in the theme focused: Reproductive health and the FemTech industry. The following is formal requirement for the successful applicant: Master’s degree level qualification at the start of the PhD, or equivalent, that has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (ECTS) of which at least 60 credits (ECTS) were awarded at the master’s level, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. A suitable background is a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction or in other relevant social science disciplines. A general specification of the doctoral education may be retrieved at: http://www.samfak.uu.se/.

Additional qualifications:

(i) university-level courses in Human-Computer Interaction (in case the applicant holds a Master’s degree in another discipline,

(ii) experience from the research process, including writing papers, their presentation in conferences and publication in journals,

(iii) experience of qualitative methods for research,

(iv) professional work experience from industry and/or governmental organizations,

(v) Swedish language proficiency,

(vi) demonstrable knowledge of feminist methods and theories.

Required application documents:

  1. Full C.V.
  2. A motivation letter that specifies why the applicant wants to pursue PhD studies in the here announced position (max one page)
  3. A research proposal that targets the here specified research domain, (max one page, excl. possible references)
  4. Verified copies of academic degree(s)
  5. Copies of (co-) authored research papers (if applicable)
  6. Verified certificates of work experience (if applicable)

All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden (“English 6”). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school), university studies, or equivalent.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 01-12-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7, and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1 .

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Lina Eklund e-post: lina.eklund@im.uu.se, Annika Waern, e-post: Annika.waern@im.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2864.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Informatics and Media

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc in Enzyme Engineering

A post doc position will be available in connection to the EnDeWa project, which strives to engineer better enzymes for bioprocessing of plastic waste. EnDeWa is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark and brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from DTU and Novozymes. The project will apply a range of approaches within design, mutagenesis, production and characterization of plastic degrading enzymes, and the aim is to produce both competitive catalysts for industrial application and a leading knowledge platform for the enzymatic deconstruction of plastic. The post doc position will provide excellent conditions for developing leading research skills within this area in particular and applied enzymology in general.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The new post doc will be involved in both the production and characterization of plastic degrading enzymes. The former includes enzyme design, strain construction and fermentation, while the latter focuses on characterization of enzymes with respect to kinetic parameters, stability and inhibition. The post doc will also work with the organization, storage and interpretation of data, and collaborate with the rest on the EnDeWa team on designing new generations of enzyme variants. The research will include laboratory work at both DTU and Novozymes, which are located within walking distance in the Lyngby area. We are looking for applicant with excellent qualifications in two or more of the areas listed below, and the willingness and ability to develop skills in the other.

  • Molecular biology
  • Heterologous expression of proteins
  • Enzyme assay development
  • Kinetic characterization and –modeling
  • Structure-function relationships of enzyme catalysis
  • Enzyme design

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

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

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

The period of employment is up to three years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
The post docs will we associated with the research group “Interfacial Enzymology” at DTU Bioengineering. You may learn more about the group at

https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english/researchny/research-sections/section-for-protein-chemistry-and-enzyme-technology/interfacial-enzymology

For further information, please contact Professor Peter Westh, petwe@dtu.dk or Science Manager Kenneth Jensen, KHJN@novozymes.com.

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 10 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

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

DTU Bioengineering is an important contributor to the areas of biotechnology, food technology and human & animal health, through the advances we make in research, technology and innovation and through the training and education of first-class BScs, MScs and PhDs in bioengineering.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-10 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

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Post expires on Sunday October 10th, 2021

Postdoc in Multi-physics weld modelling of large-scale cast iron components

Are you interested in contributing to development of metallic components for wind energy?

If so, the department of Wind Energy, Division of Materials and Components invites applicants for a postdoc position in the area of multi-physics weld modeling of large-scale cast iron components for wind turbines.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The research position is part of a project funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark, which seeks to develop a game-changing welding technology that will enable assembly welding and repair welding of large-scale cast iron components for wind turbines. The successful applicant will be a member of a larger team of university researchers working closely together with the major companies in this project, which include welding institutes, foundries, and wind turbine manufacturers.

The postdoc project aims at advancing the state of the art in the area of multi-physics modelling of welding processes of large-scale cast iron components. The main objective of the project is to develop a thermo-mechanical model to predict residual stresses (RS) induced by different welding processes, and use the RS data and 3D X-ray tomography data of the weldment in a fatigue model to predict the lifetime of the large-scale cast iron weldments.

Your primary responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Develop a thermo-mechanical model for predicting residual stresses (RS) induced by various welding processes for different welding parameters and heating/cooling conditions and optimize the process parameters.
  • Develop fatigue model for cast iron using experimental 3D X-ray tomography data input
  • Integrate RS model with fatigue model to predict the lifetime of welded large-scale cast iron components
  • Disseminate the results in peer-reviewed journals

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Furthermore, strong English communication skills are essential. Applicants should be highly motivated, ambitious, and eager to seek and share knowledge, willing and able to work as part of a team as well as through interdisciplinary collaboration with industrial partners and across the sections in DTU Wind Energy department.

More specifically, you should have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in thermo-mechanical modeling of welding processes
  • Strong knowledge of Finite-element modeling and multi-physics modeling
  • Good knowledge of fracture mechanics and fatigue of welded components
  • Experience in finite element softwares such as Abaqus and Ansys as well as programming skills in Matlab, Python, and Fortran is a plus.

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

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

The period of employment is 2 years starting 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Researcher Ali Sarhadi (asar@dtu.dk) and Senior Researcher Martin Eder (maed@dtu.dk)

You can read more about the Department at www.vindenergi.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of at least 2 referees

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

DTU Wind Energy is one of the largest and most well-known university department for wind energy in the world with 250 employees. The institute is in the international driving field with a unique integration of research, education, innovation and public / private government service. DTU Wind Energy has extensive expertise in wind turbine technology, focusing on the impact of loads, structural design and reliability, aeroelastic design and materials.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind Energy

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc Positions in Machine Learning for Global Optimization in Chemical Physics

Are you interested in combining machine learning and electronic structure methods into a powerful tool for atomistic structure search?
 

Starting Date and Period

Starting date is January 1st 2022 or sometime thereafter. Duration of the employment is two years.

The successful candidate(s) will develop new methods for optimizing atomistic structure of molecules, clusters, and materials surfaces. These could be evolutionary search methods or more informed methods that exploit data and build new structure in a rational way. Examples of projects would be graph neural networks predicting build-sequences or generative adversarial networks suggesting new structures or mending defected ones with inpainting techniques. The successful candidate(s) are expected to develop methods following their own ideas. The computer code language to be used is python and the ASE package will be employed.
 

Your Profile

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in physics, chemistry, nanoscience, computer science or equivalent. Previous experience with machine learning methods and/or first principles energy calculations in physical chemistry is required. Experience with programming in python is highly desired.
 

Who we are/about us

In the Hammer group, we have built up expertise with image recognition (convolutional neural networks), surrogate energy landscapes (Gaussian Process Regression + Behler-Parrinello type neural networks) and reinforcement learning protocols. For examples of our results, see: https://gofee.au.dk or https://asla.au.dk. We aim for end-applications of the methods developed that range from the prediction of the atomic-scale structure of materials to the rational construction of materials with desired catalytic properties.

You can learn more about Bjørk Hammer’s group here

What we offer

We offer a cutting-edge research environment where the combination of electronic structure and machine learning methods are used to further the capabilities in computational modeling.

 

Place of work and area of Employment

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information may be obtained by e-mailing Bjørk Hammer (hammer@phys.au.dk). Please use as e-mail subject: "postdoctoral position 21b".

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-10 at 23:59
Email: mailto:hammer@phys.au.dk
Phone: +4587155629

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 10th, 2021