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Postdoc in Offshore Wind Power Grid Connection and Integration

– Come join the team that will solve one of the biggest challenges of wind power today
 

The Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) is seeking one or two Postdoctoral researchers working with Grid integration and control of offshore wind power. You will be part of the international team carrying out research in wind power integration and control, where the working language is English.

 

DTU Wind Energy is a mission driven university department with a vision to be the preferred university partner for the global wind energy sector. The department creates value for society through integration of research with education, innovation and research-based consultancy within key fields central to the development and use of wind energy.

 

The position will be in the Section for Integration and Planning (INP). Research in INP is oriented towards issues that are relevant for industrial development and applications, and we work in projects with system integration, control concepts for wind turbines, wind power plants, electrical components, grid connection and large-scale wind energy penetration.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

Offshore wind power is now developing rapidly in Northern Europe. So far, the offshore wind power development has mainly taken place in the North Sea Region, but offshore wind energy has a significant potential in other places as well.

 

In order to accommodate the full potential of Europe’s offshore wind power resources, network infrastructures are required, linking offshore wind power hubs and onshore grids in different countries. The HVDC technology is applied for offshore interconnectors between countries and recently also for grid connection of clusters of offshore wind power plants which are located far from the land. At the same time, the increased requirements for grid integration of wind power technology (onshore and offshore) are pushing towards the development of experimental facilities used for validation of new electrical design and control technologies, for both AC and DC connections.

 

You will work with grid integration of offshore wind power:

  • Offshore wind via HVDC technology, both utdsing voltage-source-converters (VSC) and diode-rectifier units (DRU)
  • Wind turbine converter control and electrical design
  • Grid forming and blackstart from wind power plants

You are also expected to contribute to the development of converter based laboratory setup aimed at facilitating R&D on grid integration of offshore wind power.

 

Further, you will contribute to teaching and supervision of MSc and PhD students.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

 

You are required to have excellent knowledge of:

  • wind power technology
  • wind turbine converter control
  • documented experience with (at least one) power engineering simulation tool e.g. PSCAD, PowerFactory, Simscape Power Systems
  • grid codes (AC and DC)
  • RMS and/or EMT simulations of wind turbine converters and MMC HVDC links

You are expected to have documented experience with converter based experimental systems.

 
Other qualifications:
  • ability to work independently towards the research goals
  • ability to collaborate with other researchers
  • fluency in communicating, reading and writing English
  • excellent track record of papers in conferences and journals
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
The period of employment is 2 years.
 

The place of work will be DTU Wind Energy, Risø Campus at Roskilde.

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Jens Carsten Hansen, +45 4677 5074 or Professor Nicolaos Cutululis, +45 2132 4965.

 
You can read more about DTU Wind Energy on www.vindenergi.dk
 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 30 September 2019 (local time)
 

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

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

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

 

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

 

The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the wind industry. 

 

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

Deadline: 30 September 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
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Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

PhD scholarship on Insect-based Ingredients in Fish Feed

DTU Aqua seeks a candidate for a three-year PhD scholarship in the area of fish nutrition to study and explore the nutritional value of insect-based ingredients in fish feed. The PhD position is available in the Section for Aquaculture (located at the North Sea Science Park in Hirtshals, Denmark) at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua). Expected starting date is December 1st 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

 
Project description

Aquaculture production is steadily rising and there is an increasing need for fish feed protein produced in a sustainable manner. To resolve this, the use of available resources must be optimized and previously considered waste products might be turned into valuable products (waste valorisation). Fish produced in aquaculture is an important source of protein in human nutrition but increasing fish, feed costs, due to expensive raw ingredients, challenge the production. To accommodate this, insects grown on waste products may substitute traditional fish feed ingredients.

 

This scholarship focuses on the nutritional value and associated effects of including insect-based ingredients, such as black soldier fly larvae, in fish feed. The project involves optimization of insect nutrient composition (amino acid and fatty acid composition), incorporation into fish feed, and subsequent studies on nutrient uptake and utilization by fish such as rainbow trout and tilapia. This may include studying the activity of digestive enzymes as well as the coupling between plasma amino acid availability and the regulation of protein synthesis. Live fish trials will be carried out in state-of-the-art mass-balance setups and associated laboratories. Amino acid digestibility and plasma amino acid availability will be studied using UPLC, and indicators of protein synthesis in tissue samples may be quantified using, e.g., Western Blotting and specific antibodies. The scholarship will be carried out in close collaboration with industrial partners.


Qualifications
Candidates should hold a Master’s degree (M.Sc., M.Eng., or similar degree) in the field of e.g., animal nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, or aquaculture science. The ideal candidate has a strong background and interest in feed, nutrition, and nutritional biochemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • A relevant background in nutrition and nutritional biochemistry
  • Practical lab experience
  • Practical experience in performing and sampling live animal trials
  • Experience with UPLC and Western Blotting
  • Innovative skills, ability to generate new ideas and to implement them in practice
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and language skills

In addition, a driver’s license (or acquisition thereof) is a must, and a good sense of humor will be appreciated.

 

Approval and Enrolment

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

 

Assessment
Assessment of the applicants, with focus on qualifications listed above, will be made by Senior Scientist Anne Johanne Tang Dalsgaard and Senior Scientist Ivar Lund, DTU Aqua.  

 

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

Salary and appointment terms

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

  

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 

Further information
For further information about the project, please contact Senior Scientist Anne Johanne Tang Dalsgaard; jtd@aqua.dtu.dk or Senior Scientist Ivar Lund; il@aqua.dtu.dk

 
General information may be obtained from Rikke Hansen rikh@aqua.dtu.dk (+45) 3588 3001.
 

Please do not send applications by e-mail but apply online as described below.

 

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 September 2019

 

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter, max 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, if any)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

 

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

 

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

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 290 employees of whom 120 are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections, which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana. You can read more about DTU Aqua on www.aqua.dtu.dk

 

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

Deadline: 20 September 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Friday September 20th, 2019

Postdoctoral fellowship: Experimental quantum information at Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen and the Center for Quantum Devices (UCPH)

The Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation with ongoing activities in materials science, experimental physics, nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. Information about QDev can be found at qdev.dk.

Microsoft Quantum–Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Corporation aimed at developing hardware for topological quantum computing. Information about the full Microsoft Quantum program can be found at microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/.

The position
The Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen are seeking applications for one or more Microsoft Quantum Postdoctoral Fellows to experimentally investigate topological matter and quantum information. Applicants should have a PhD in Physics with relevant experimental experience. Research involves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf and microwave electronics, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and demonstrated aptitude for scientific writing.  

The position is open from 1 December 2019 or by arrangement. The duration is two years with possible extension upon mutual agreement.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).

Terms of employment
The postdoctoral fellowship is at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), with collaborative teams in Delft Technical University (NL), University of Sydney (AUS), Purdue University (USA), UC Santa Barbara (USA), and Microsoft, Redmond, Washington (USA).
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
Salary starts at 405k DKK plus pension contribution up to 69k DKK. Salary is negotiable based on experience.

Application
Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information on up to three scientific referees. Do not send letters.

Application deadline: is the 1 November 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from candidates regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin.

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply now

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

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

PhD position: Strain Controlled Electronics Properties of Complex Oxide Heterostructures

Do you want to work in the field of advanced materials and be involved in high profile research project on the forefront of science?

 

We have an available position as a PhD student in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy), Technical Universityof Denmark (DTU) on a research project dealing with implementation of a new strain device to oxide interfaces while using angle- resolved photoemission (ARPES) experiments to directly measure the electronic structure of these systems at the Swiss Light Source – SLS at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). This is a collaborative work within the EuroTech Universities Alliance where another PhD working on related area will be hired at the in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in collaboration with the large-scale facilities at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

 
Research project

Oxide heterostructures, such as the canonical LaAlO3/SrTiO3heterostructure, have gained immense attention recently as they exhibit a wealth of exciting and co-existing properties including gate-tunable superconductivity, ferromagnetism and persistent photocurrent. As many of these properties go well beyond what is typically used in traditional electronics based on semiconductors, the oxides have the potential for being used to design novel electronic components based on fundamentally different operating principles or energy-saving strategies. We have for several years worked extensively on SrTiO3-based heterostructures and discovered a multitude of exciting properties. Using external strain stimuli applied to the same sample is still largely an unexplored topic and, if achieved, could open the door to fine tuning of physical properties in thin film oxides in a new and elegant way, leading to exciting research in emerging materials and applications. The goal of this PhD project is to implement and operate a newly designed strain device to apply continuous external stress on bare SrTiO3, SrTiO3–based and TiO2-based oxide interfaces while using angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES) experiments to directly measure the resulting electronic structure at the Swiss Light Source – SLS at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

 
The overall aims are therefore:
  1. To implement the new strain device on thin films oxides;
  2. To use the strain device while performing ARPES for characterizing the electronic structure.

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent), preferably in a physics, nanoscience, or a materials science-related discipline. 

 
The following qualifications are requested:
  • A good drive and high motivation
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Being able to work independently and in a team
Candidates with the following qualifications are preferred:
  • Experience in setting up new equipment and writing software
  • Experience in large scale facilities
  • Experience with cryostats and magnetotransport measurements
  • Experience in pulsed laser deposition of oxides and metal deposition
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by the Head of section Prof. Nini Pryds (nipr@dtu.dk).

 

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.

The expected starting date is flexible and would be discussed directly with the successful candidate. Workplace is DTU Energy, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

For further information please contact Prof. Nini Pryds (nipr@dtu.dk), Prof. Milan Radovic (milan.radovic@psi.ch) or Dr. Dennis Valbjørn Christensen (dechr@dtu.dk)

 

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

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 3 September 2019.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity and thermoelectrics. Additional information about the department can be found on http://www.ecs.dtu.dk/

 

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

Deadline: 3 September 2019
Unit: DTU Energy
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Post expires on Tuesday September 3rd, 2019

Postdoc/PhD position in Fluidics for Hyperpolarized Metabolic Magnetic Resonance

Center for Hyperpolarization in Magnetic Resonance invites applications for a PhD or Post-doc position.

Center for Hyperpolarization in Magnetic Resonance (HYPERMAG) is a center of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. We are part of the Center for Magnetic Resonance (
www.cmr.healthtech.dtu.dk) at the department of Health Technology and conduct research in metabolic MRI and NMR. Our research is conducted in collaboration with universities, hospitals and healthcare companies both nationally and internationally. Our main educational responsibility is within the BSc and MSc program in BioMedical Engineering in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Our mission is to address basic scientific questions of hyperpolarization by Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) to enable new applications of Magnetic Resonance in the study of biochemical reactions in real-time in vivo and in vitro. The group has high-resolution NMR systems of various types (e.g. Agilent, RS2D and Magritek), several polarizers (home-built and Hypersense), a cell lab, chemistry lab and electronics labs. We are 20-25 researchers and support staff.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be responsible for 

  • The development of a robust sample transfer system between the dDNP polarizer and NMR equipment. With the purpose to reproducibly conduct metabolite identification experiments (fast transfer of bulk samples) and to conduct tracer studies in cell suspension (transfer of substrates and mixing with cells/infusion of hyperpolarized substrate). In particularly to ensure fast, automated and efficient transfer and mixing of the cells with the hyperpolarized substrate.
  • Making the transfer and mixing system compatible with a bioreactor for longitudinal studies of cell cultures.
  • As a PhD student you will further be responsible to apply the integrated transfer, mixing and bioreactor system on specific biological systems.
  • As a Post doc you will be a key collaborator for the biological sub-group of Hypermag for the application of the integrated transfer, mixing and bioreactor system to longitudinal studies on various cell lines in other projects.
Qualifications
Candidates should hold a Master (PhD position) or PhD degree (postdoc position) within the field of analytical chemistry or equivalent.
  • Hands on experience with fluidics and mechanics such as HPLC systems
  • Core interest in development of technical solutions for biological research
  • Experience with NMR
  • Experience with cell studies
  • You are driven by pushing boundaries
  • You enjoy working with complex topics
  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments
Approval and Enrolment (only relevant for PhD candidates)
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The PhD position is for 3 years. The postdoc position is for 2 years.

The work place is DTU Lyngby campus.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Jan Ardenkjær-Larsen, tel.: +45 4525 3918.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 September 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Computational PhD Position to Investigate Transcriptional Regulation in Embryonic Stem Cells Using Single-cell Genomics

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD position in areas of transcriptional regulation, single-cell genomics, stem cell and systems biology at the Functional Genomics and Metabolism Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). You will be part of Natarajan Lab investigating transcriptional regulation in embryonic stem cells, using state-of-art bulk and single-cell methods. Application deadline: 20 September 2019.

Project and job description
The PhD student will analyze large-scale single-cell transcriptomics and epigenomics data from different stages of embryonic development and adult tissues (both mouse and human). The project aims to identify and characterize novel cell cycle and cell-state regulators from single-cell genomics data, for in vivo validation. The candidate is expected to analyze a variety of bulk and single-cell functional genomics data (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq etc. and multi-omics data) and perform integrative analysis.
We are a young, inter-disciplinary, international team (started in 2018) of experimental and computational biologists (one postdoc, one PhD and two master students) working on different aspects of single-cell biology, embryonic development and computational method development. We closely collaborate with international and national researchers. The candidate is expected to learn and draw from the expertise within the group, unit and department.
Qualifications:
• Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Omics or equivalent field. Candidates with a degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or relevant fields would be also considered, if they can demonstrate strong technical and computational competence.
• Strong expertise and competence in programming (Python, R, machine learning).
• Experience in analyzing bulk/single-cell genomics data and applied statistics.
• We expect the applicants to be ambitious and independent, while collaboratively working within interdisciplinary environment.
• The applicant must have good organization and communication skills with proficiency in written and spoken English.

Further information and informal queries can be addressed to Assistant Professor Kedar Natarajan (knn@bmb.sdu.dk) or Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.

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

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

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

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 20 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday September 20th, 2019

Postdoc in Magnetic Imaging of Nerve Structure and Function

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoc candidate to work on novel application scenarios for a new generation of magnetometers that are based on Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) Centers in Diamond. NV-based magnetometers offer exciting possibilities as they combine excellent sensitivity with high spatial resolution and work at ambient temperatures. The PostDoc will contribute to the interdisciplinary BioQ project, which aims to establish novel ways to leverage the these possibilities in order to measure the function and structure of central and peripheral nerve cells.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your main role in the project will be on the exploration of novel application scenarios for functional imaging using accurate simulations of the magnetic fields created by neural activity in-vivo and in-vitro. In addition, you will explore the possibility to use the magnetic properties of specific nerve structures for magnetometry-based structural imaging. This information will directly feed into the development of new magnetometry setups and help the interpretation of the experimentally acquired data.

BioQ is a collaborative project involving DTU Physics (Prof. Ulrik Lund Andersen and Assoc. Prof. Alexander Huck), DTU Health (Assoc. Prof. Axel Thielscher), Copenhagen University (Assoc. Prof. Jean-Francois Marie Perrier) and the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (Prof. Hartwig R. Siebner).

You will join the 
Neurophysics group headed by Axel Thielscher that develops advanced biophysical methods for transcranial brain stimulation and recording of neural activity. You will work in a highly multidisciplinary project team that comprises activities at the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen University and the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics, computer science, biomedical engineering or equivalent academic qualifications. Prior experience in biophysical modelling, volume conductor models, biomedical signal analysis or neural modelling are desirable. Good programming skills in Matlab and/or Python and experience in NEURON are considered a plus.

While the candidate’s focus will be on exploring and optimizing new application scenarios via realistic simulations, he or she should have a general interest to contribute to the interdisciplinary project. The successful candidate should be highly motivated and have the ability to efficiently structure his or her own work while at the same time being willing to contribute to the BioQ project team.

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

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

The employment will be at DTU Health Tech, but the candidate will be involved in the relevant project parts of the collaborators. This setting will ensure that the candidate can benefit from the synergy in this interdisciplinary project. Working language is English. Proficiency in Danish is not required.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Axel Thielscher, axthi@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 5313.

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

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 October 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
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Post expires on Tuesday October 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Digital Twin and Co-Simulation

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites 1-2 applicants for a 3 years and 10 months postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project: Digital Twins for Cyber-Physical Systems (DiT4CPS).

The position is available from January 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.
Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to research in Digital Twins, Co-Simulation and Modelling of complex systems in the DiT4CPS project, which is conducted by the Centre for Digital Twins funded by Poul Due Jensens Foundation.
  The successful candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary collaborations with both international partners as well as internally with other researchers from the software engineering research group.
Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in computer science, computer technology, computer engineering or similar relevant domain.

We are seeking candidates with a background in software engineering. A strong background in  co-simulation, both  in the theoretical foundations, as well as in practical applications. It would be advantageous if the candidate has knowledge about some of the tools developed at the software engineering research group at Aarhus University (e.g., Overture, Maestro, INTO-CPS Application and other INTO-CPS related tooling).
In addition, it is an advantage if the candidate has:

  • Significant publication experience
  • An ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of numerical analysis and modelling of physical systems

About the Electrical and Computer Engineering Section
Electrical and computer engineering are closely related engineering disciplines that focus on the development of hardware and software for intelligent units and networks. This includes hardware at system and component levels as well as many different types of software for controlling electronic devices and networks.

The research areas within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Section at Department of Engineering support the development within this area. The outcome greatly influences our daily lives as advanced technologies are incorporated into an increasing number of products, for example in industrial processes, at hospitals and in information infrastructures.

Place of Work and area of Employment
The place of work is Åbogade 34, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information please contact: Professor, PhD, Head of the DIGIT and Digital Twins Centre Peter Gorm Larsen, +45 41 89 32 60, pgl@eng.au.dk

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers 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.

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

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Deadline:
15 September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Accurate and Fast Auditory Virtual Reality Implementation

We are looking for a promising candidate, with an interest in the science of acoustics, to start a PhD project on auditory virtual reality implementation. The project will be based on accurate room acoustic simulations, with the main application area of building design evaluation.

In the Acoustic Technology group at DTU Elektro, we conduct research in computational acoustics, architectural acoustics, indoor/outdoor sound field analysis, acoustic meta materials, numerical methods and optimization, vibration, and transducers.

We believe that there is potential for great synergy, collaboration and cooperation with your future colleagues within relevant areas, such as computational room acoustics, room boundary modeling, auditory virtual reality, sound field reconstruction, multi-sensory perceptual evaluations and more.

Virtual reality (VR) has drawn much attention for many engineering applications, providing virtual experience and allowing holistic evaluations of virtual interactive scenarios.

Its visual quality has matured significantly in the recent years, but its auditory counterpart needs to be improved in terms of accuracy and speed. We are expecting that you, through this PhD-project, can work with us to figure out how we reach high quality auditory perception through VR systems.

We believe that the main challenge is a heavy computational expenditure for accurate acoustic simulations and effective implementation of an audio-visual VR system. The main application areas include professional acoustics design evaluations in buildings, sound preference evaluation in self-driving vehicles, last but not least, video games and virtual entertainment systems.

Responsibilities and tasks
This project will investigate state-of-the art computational room acoustics methods that can be used for interactive auditory virtual reality systems. Our ultimate research question is 
  • How can we reach a (almost) real-time interactive virtual reality system based on accurate room acoustic simulators?
There are several researchers working together in the area of computational acoustics and auditory virtual reality tools at ACT/DTU and currently it has not been clearly defined what should be investigated in this PhD project. Potential research topics are listed as follow and candidates should be familiar with one of the followings. The tasks and responsibilities of this project will get clearer during the interview process (also in connection to the candidate’s profile, interest, and competences) 
  • Accurate computational methods for room acoustics (most likely the wave-based methods or hybrid methods) accelerated by high performance computing and machine learning
  • Virtual reality methods suitable for accurate auditory perception
  • Fundamental knowledge on multi-sensory evaluations in realistic scenarios, mainly between visual and auditory sense
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a relevant M.Sc. degree, such as acoustics, physics, mathematics, computer science, electrical, mechanical, architectural or civil engineering, who has experience in either Computational acoustics methods in rooms and buildings or,
  • High performance computing and machine learning or,
  • Virtual reality tools including acoustic signal processing or,
  • Subjective testing with combined audio-visual stimuli.
As a PhD student you are a part of a creative, supportive and stimulating scientific environment, and you will participate in and contribute to scientific meetings where you will meet and share ideas with colleagues. You will have the opportunity to develop your theoretical and experimental skills, and will interact with thought leaders and experts in topics related to your project from all around the world.

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

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Cheol-Ho Jeong and Associate Professor/Head of ACT Finn Agerkvist.

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 with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

This PhD will be a part of a highly motivated acoustic research team at DTU on computational acoustics and auditory virtual reality. This PhD will also interact closely with an excellent research team at TU Eindhoven (TU/e) in the Netherlands in the form of co-supervision and external stay.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Cheol-Ho Jeong, chj@elektro.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3934.

You can read more about the Acoustic Technology Group on
www.act.elektro.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 2 September 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central DTU department within electrical and biomedical engineering. We conduct research within acoustics, antenna and microwave technology, audiology, biomedical engineering, electric technology, power electronics, playware and robotics.  An important part of this research is carried out in close cooperation with the industry and international research institutions. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. We educate engineers within electrical engineering technologies as well as biomedical engineering, offering studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels.

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

Deadline: 2 September 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday September 2nd, 2019

PhD position in Stochastic Filtering, Control and Identification

DTU Compute’s section for Dynamical Systems, invite applications for a PhD position focusing on probabilistic forecasting of electricity load and production from renewable energy sources. The Position is available from September 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service and human endeavour.

DTU Compte strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disiplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of engineering programs at DTU – both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

The PhD project will focus on methods for real-time forecasting. This calls for methods that are able to handle changes of the parameters due to eg. dirtiness of PV panels, changes in the roughness of the surrounding terrain, and changes of the MET-models. In future energy systems the flexibility at the consumer level has to be unlocked in order to provide a balance between production and load. This calls for new methods for demand response, which again will lead to new challenges for load forecasting. Adaptivity is important for both state-of-the-art methods for point forecasting, like  temporal hierarchies and SDE based methods. In principle two different principles will be considered. One approach is to formulate the model and the forecasts using penalized optimization, and another method is to introduce time-varying hidden parameters into the models.

Responsibility and tasks
You are expected to 

  • work closely and constructively together with the involved companies and partners in various projects and researchers at DTU-Compute
  • develop methods for forecasting as described above
  • contribute to the successful implementation of the methods
  • evaluate forecast quality
Qualifications
The applicants should have: 
  • Master degree (or equivalent) in engineering or statistic
  • Experience in stochastic modeling of continuous time (SDE) systems
  • Experience in programming with R
  • Experience in mathematical/statistical modeling, optimization, and estimation
Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to:
  • research potential
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • the ability to communicate at all levels in English
  • good problem solving skills
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

The place of work will be at DTU Compute, Dynamical Systems section (Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
You are welcome to contact Assoc. Prof. Jan Kloppenborg Møller at jkmo@dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 2 September 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

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

About DTU Compute
DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

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

Deadline: 2 September 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday September 2nd, 2019

Postdoc in ‘techno-economic analysis of integrating hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) in wastewater treatment’

Applications are invited for a Post Doc position at Aarhus University, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Denmark.

The deadline for the application will be 9th of September 2019. The position is available from 1st of October 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Research area:
The Postdoc should conduct research in hydrothermal liquefaction, with clear focus on process modeling and techno-economic analysis.

The position has become available through an Innovationfond (DK) funded project and is part of the larger research area of hydrothermal processing at Aarhus University, Department of Engineering. The position is advertised as a fixed term 1 year position with the possibility of extension if opportunities arise during the duration of the project through other projects and funding opportunities.

The main responsibilities of the candidate will lie in the development of process simulation models for hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of sewage sludge and the subsequent techno-economic analysis of the different models. The Centre for Biorefining Technologies at the Foulum Campus of Aarhus University is in the unique position of having one of the largest research pilot-scale HTL systems in the world with extensive experience in utilizing sewage sludge. The successful candidate will utilize these data along with process simulation software to assess the feasibility of integrating HTL in wastewater treatment (WWT) facilities. This assessment will provide insights of the minimum product selling price(s) and the factors that affect it most. This evaluation will reveal certain pathways that are more favourable for a positive return on investment, will identify the major cost components and will highlight the areas where research efforts need to be directed in order to improve the overall HTL in WWT efficiency (and costs) and its subsequent further commercialization.

The main tasks of the employee will lie in:

  • Data analysis of pilot scale HTL reactor
  • Process simulation and design
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Techno-economic assessment

Prior experience in process simulations and techno-economic analysis of chemical processes in the biorefining/biofuel sector is desired.

The candidate is required to have a PhD in chemical engineering or similar. A strong academic background in applied research and publication record are expected. The candidates must demonstrate ability to conduct basic and applied interdisciplinary research, and experience with technology transfer from university to industry is desired.

The ideal candidate has all or several of the following qualifications and specific competences:

  • A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or similar (or about to get one)
  • Extensive experience in process simulations and modeling with Aspen Plus, or similar
  • A solid background in thermochemical processing of biomass, biorefining, biofuels or related areas.
  • The ability to work and interact with experts from a broad range of scientific and technology backgrounds.
  • The ability to work independently and to generate new ideas and creative approaches.
  • The ability to write high impact, peer reviewed academic publications.
  • Is passionate about science and working in a team dedicated to green technologies.

Place of Employment and Place of Work:
The place of employment will be Department of Engineering, Aarhus University and the place of work will be: The Chemical and Biological Engineering Section, Department of Engineering, Hangovej 2, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark. 

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Project manager: Assistant Professor Konstantinos Anastasakis (kanastasakis@eng.au.dk), or Assistant Professor Patrick Biller (pbiller@eng.au.dk) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers 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.

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

Deadline
9 September 2019

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Post expires on Monday September 9th, 2019

PhD student in Medical Sciences in the field of Psychoneuroendocrinology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate interested in pursuing research within the field of Psychoneuroendocrinology. The PhD student position is placed in the research group Neuropsychopharmacology at the Department of Neuroscience and Department of Women´s and Children´s Health. More information about the Department and its’ activities are available at www.neuro.uu.se.

Project description
Overall the project aims to investigate the neural basis of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. The focus of the PhD student´s project will be on the following question: Are there diagnosis- and remission-related markers of brain functioning during emotion processing? Magnetic resonance imaging is used to study the brain of before and during different pharmacological treatments. This new knowledge will advance our understanding of the biological and psychological underpinnings of the disorder.

Requirements
The applicant should hold an academic degree in Medicine, Bioinformatics, Psychology or related areas. We are looking for someone with experience in neuroimaging and neuroimaging data analysis, who has good basic knowledge within the areas of biostatistics, and molecular biology, and with a genuine interest in psychoneuroendocrinology. Good skills in spoken and written English are necessary.

The applicant must be able to work independently and be well organized. As a person, he/she should be highly motivated, thorough, systematic, and goal-oriented. She/he should also be good at working in a group. Special attention will be paid to documented experience and previous publications.

Your application should include a CV describing your academic progress to date and scientific publications. A personal letter with a brief description of yourself, your competence and research interests as well as the name and e-mail address and phone number of two referees. A copy of your MSc certificate should be provided as well as a sample of the bachelor/master thesis. Applications are judged according to eligibility, previous experience of work/research/studies within closely related fields and personal suitability.

Pay: Local rules apply for salaries at Uppsala University.   

Starting: Autum 2019.

Working hours: 100%

For further information about the position please contact Associate professor Erika Comasco, Erika.Comasco@neuro.uu.se; Professor Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Inger.Sundstrom@kbh.uu.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-09-18, UFV-PA 2019/2090

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Neuroscience

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

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2090

Last application date: 2019-09-18

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Post expires on Wednesday September 18th, 2019

PhD position at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies within Information Science in the field of Behavioral Data Science and Recommender Systems

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies within Information Science in the field of Behavioral Data Science and Recommender Systems. The position is for 4 years and 25 % of the time is compulsory duties at the department.

About the project/work tasks:

We are especially looking for candidates who want to work on the research frontiers of behavioral data science with an application to recommender systems; project proposals on online data mining and predictive modelling with an application to recommender systems are particularly welcome, but the position is also open for other qualified applicants within other areas of data science and recommender systems research.

The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the newly to be established Behavioral Data Science & Recommender Systems research lab which is part of the Semantic and Social Information Systems research group of the Department of Information Science and Media Studies.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in Information Science, Informatics, Cognitive Science or equivalent
  • The degree has to be completed by the application deadline.
  • Background within data science and recommender systems is an advantage
  • The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • Experience from scientific work (e.g., previous publications) is an advantage
  • Great motivation for research, interest in the topic and good knowledge of relevant theory and methods
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training:

As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the doctoral educational programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission you must have completed a Master degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master education, including a two-year Master degree and a Master thesis at least 30 ECTS. It is expected that the topic of the Master degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

Project proposal:

A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research proposal.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 54 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 479 600,- per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of Department, Professor Leif Ove Larsen, e-mail Leif.Larsen@uib.no  phone (+47) 55 58 41 16 or Associate Professor Christoph Trattner, e-mail Christoph.Trattner@uib.no, phone (+47) 45 39 61 80.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to senior officer Bodil Hægland, phone +47 55 58 90 53, e-mail: bodil.hagland@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

25th September 2019

Post expires on Wednesday September 25th, 2019

Postdoc in Applied Statistical Modelling and Machine Learning

Starting at October 1st 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, a postdoc

position is offered at the Section for Statistics and Data Analysis, a part of Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Compute). Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department, covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavor.

You will be working within the area of applied statistics, focusing on synthesizing statistical modeling with tools such as statistical learning; aspects of machine learning, deep learning and standard statistical analysis tools where appropriate, based on a data driven approach. Both method justification in terms of theoretical considerations and practical feasibility will be part of the work.

Responsibilities and tasks
PACE – Proactive Care for the Elderly with Dementia – is a partnership formed by DTU Compute, Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transition at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Skovhuset (Hillerød Municipality),  The SIF group, Copenhagen Business Hub and Kullegaard. PACE is financed by Innovation Fund Denmark.

You will, as a part of PACE, explore Big Data to detect changes in practices among elderly with dementia, aiming at preventing hospitalizations, by combining information from already existing technologies. The project is about extracting this information from data, and put it to practical use.
 

  • With basis in longitudinal sensor information from intelligent floors, sensor staffs, alarm calls and additional sensor- and other information, you will build a procedure that, for each of the individual nursing home residents followed, will construct a concept of ‘normal behavior’, detected on an automatized basis. You will make the construction in such a way that natural variation in sensor readings etc. is incorporated to not indicate that the resident is changing behavior and will not trigger a violation of the individual ‘normal behavior’ concept. Building this procedure is the main task of the project.
  • You will detect and classify changes that fall outside normal behavior, such that expected reasons and implications from a specific deviation from normal behavior can be studied, essentially giving a pointer towards which disease (if any) that caused the deviation, and the severity of the implications.
  • New user interfaces to implement the big data analytics will be designed in participation with you, in a way that matches daily need for healthcare staff, and aim at providing a standard for future nursing homes.
Qualifications
You should have a PhD degree or equivalent academic qualifications within mathematics/statistics, computational science and engineering, engineering, or equivalent areas. Programming skills in at least one language such as R, Matlab, Python, Java or C is essential.

You should, in addition, have an interest in seeing mathematics, statistics and machine learning be put to practical use, and appreciate to operate among professionals from several disciplines far from technical science, while still being placed in a department that has this as its main focus.

  • You have the ability to deal with statistical modeling in Big Data, the central qualification.
  • You have excellent collaboration skills to match close collaboration and an interdisciplinary environment, and mastering of the English language, are essentials.
  • At the same time, you are innovative and enterprising, and enjoy sharing your ideas with colleagues.

Preference will be given to candidates who can document sound experience in applied statistics / machine learning, and/or a documented record of algorithm development.

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

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

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from head of project Anders Stockmarr, tel.: +45 4525 3332, anst@dtu.dk, or Head of Section Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll, tel.: +45 4525 3413, bker@dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Compute at
www.compute.dtu.dk/english.

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications will be evaluated continuously.

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

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

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

Deadline: 15 September 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Model-based Optimal Energy Operation and Management Strategies for Multi-Energy Industrial Symbiosis

The Center for Electric Power an Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for a 3-year PhD position in the area of “Model-based optimal energy operation and management strategies for multi-energy industrial symbiosis with high share of renewables”. The project will build on recent research works and achievements in integrated energy systems and market-based flexibility management at DTU.

A multi-energy industrial symbiosis is a powerful mechanism for creating a circular economy and innovative revenue streams by simply letting stakeholders sited in the same industrial region work together. The objective of this PhD project is to develop multi-objective oriented energy management and operation strategies, to be applied in a live Danish industrial symbiosis example with highly integrated electricity, heat and gas infrastructure and high share of renewables, i.e. GreenLabSkive. The developed strategies shall support decision-makings for short-term scheduling and real-time dispatch of the regional multi-energy system, considering various revenue streams, operational limits of individual plants and energy networks, and temporal features of various information flows e.g. forecasts of energy prices.

Responsibilities and tasks
The proposed PhD study will develop model-based operation and management strategies for a live Danish industrial symbiosis that consists of combined heat and power plant, wind and solar power plants, electrolysis, biogas plant, energy storage units and electricity/heat/gas networks. In addition to developing dynamic models of the involved technologies and energy networks, the PhD project intends to answer the following research questions: 

  • How to model and represent integrated flexibility of integrated multiple energy systems
  • How to stack optimally multiple revenue streams in different energy sectors (heat/electricity/gas) and marketplaces (energy trading, energy balancing and congestion management) in order to achieve maximum economic gains?
  • How operation and dispatch strategies influence sizing and configuration of industrial symbiosis?
  • How can integrated multi-energy operation contribute to energy system resilience, e.g. islanded operation?
Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

The ideal candidate has experience with energy system modeling (electricity/heat/gas), optimization, electricity markets, and with an interest in programming.
Preference will be given to candidates with: 
  • A relevant background in electrical engineering, energy systems, applied mathematics
  • Knowledge of energy network operation and management, energy markets, optimal dispatch and operation of energy systems
  • Good Software design and programming skills e.g., Python, Matlab, GAMS
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and language skills
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 Dr. Shi You, Senior Scientist, DTU Elektro, Main supervisor, Henrik W. Bindner, Senior Scientist, DTU Elektro, Co-supervisor, and Marie Münster, Professor, DTU Management, Co-supervisor.

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 Senior Scientist Shi You, tel.: +45 61396266, sy@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about Department of Electrical Engineering at
www.elektro.dtu.dk and Centre for Electric Power and Energy on www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 September 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

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

Deadline: 30 September 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Strategic Maintenance Optimization in Asset Management

Would you like to obtain a PhD and work in close collaboration with industry on developing future operational maintenance strategies and Asset Management?

Then you might be our new colleague at the Section for Engineering Design and Product Development at DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The section focuses on product design as well as systematic development of products and service systems. Applied research is central to the projects at the section and there is a wide portfolio of collaborations with companies of different organizational sizes and within different industries. The Section’s strong competencies and knowledge within design methods is being expanded with a new focus on operational activities to reflect the development in industry.

The field of research focuses on systematic optimization of maintenance operations in asset management with an initial focus on the oil and gas industry. The research focuses on process optimization and asset management and relies on a quantitative approach, where historical data is analysed and future scenarios simulated, to create solutions that have sustainable impact on future operations.

Responsibilities and tasks
The overall objective is to develop models for describing and developing modular maintenance architectures for entire systems. This requires that maintenance tasks can be segmented in order to optimize and configure maintenance strategies for the different segments. The benefit is a decrease in non-value adding variance and an increase in the effectiveness of the maintenance.

In your daily work, you will be a part of a dedicated research team that works in close collaboration on developing the research field. You will face a steep learning curve and experience direct industry collaboration with a big international company. You will be able to create value in both academia and industry and therefore have a strong position to continue your career within both.

In practice, the job will require you to:
 

  • Manage and carry through your own research project, be self-starting and to take initiative in shaping and driving your project forward.
  • Work in structured and data-driven manner in order to analyse, synthesize and develop maintenance architecture methodology.
  • Take relevant PhD courses (30 ECTS).
  • Publish in international peer reviewed journals and write a PhD thesis.
  • Actively engage in teamwork with the other PhD students as well as with industry partners.
  • Facilitate workshops and meetings with colleagues and company stakeholders.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

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 is conducted by the Head of Section, Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen and might involve rounds of both virtual and in person interviews.

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.

Primary workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, but with frequent visits at the collaboration partner Maersk Oil in Esbjerg.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen, tel.: +45 4525 6275.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 September 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

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 140 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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

Deadline: 7 September 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday September 7th, 2019

Postdoc in Protease Network Degradomics

The section for Protein Science and Biotherapeutics at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine has an opening for a position as postdoctoral researcher. The position will be available from October 2019 or soon thereafter.

The successful applicant will work within the research group ‘Protease Network Degradomics’ headed by Professor Ulrich auf dem Keller.

 

In our research group, we apply and develop advanced positional proteomics workflows to identify proteases, elucidate their interactions and determine their substrates in inflammation, repair and regeneration. With a major focus on the skin, we aim at elucidating interdependent proteolytic pathways and their disturbance in disease to provide a basis for the development of novel strategies for diagnostics and therapeutic intervention.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

Within a research project funded by the LEO Foundation, the newly recruited postdoctoral researcher will work on the functional characterization of newly identified protease targets in skin inflammation and repair.

 
Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in a life sciences discipline, have excellent communication skills and be extensively trained in protein biochemistry, cell culture systems and biological sample preparation. Critical for this position is advanced experience with organotypic skin cultures and CRISPR genome editing. Prior experience in mass spectrometry-based proteomics is not mandatory but would be advantageous.

 

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

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

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

The positions will be located at the DTU Lyngby campus in a newly established research building hosting ultra-modern laboratories for protein science and the DTU Proteomics Core with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers. 

Initially, the position is for 2 years.

 
Further Information

Additional information may be obtained from Prof. Ulrich auf dem Keller, uadk@dtu.dk

 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 September 2019.
 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Deadline: 15 September 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

25 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

25 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen- co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801199.

The 25 PhD fellowships are in the following fields:Biodiversity; biological sciences and bioinformatics; chemical sciences; computer sciences; earth and planetary systems sciences; envirionment, climate and sustainability; food sciences; health and genomics; mathematical sciences, statistics & economics; nano and materials sciences; natural science education; nutrition and sports; particle physics, astro physics and cosmology; plant sciences and biotechnology; quantum sciences and technology; ressource economics and global development.

All departments at the Faculty of Science participate in the TALENT programme: Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Department of Food Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Department of Science Education and the Niels Bohr Institute.

The Doctoral Programme TALENT is offering 25 PhD scholarships in the above-mentioned 16 areas, commencing no later than 1 April 2020. Earliest indicative start date is 1 February 2020.

Description of SCIENCE and the 11 departments and the PhD SchoolResearch at SCIENCE rests on two pillars: on the one hand strong basic research, and on the other application-oriented research, which contributes to growth and employment and solves societal problems, for example within climate change, sustainable energy supplies, biological production, environmental challenges, food and water safety, lifestyle diseases and IT security.

In Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme (2014-2020), the University of Copenhagen is number two in Europe when it comes to attracting Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions. To exemplify this, SCIENCE has 150 Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Moreover, SCIENCE researchers have received 30 grants from the European Research Council in Horizon 2020. SCIENCE is also host to 7 Centers of Excellence financed by the Danish National Research Foundation. These accomplishments show that SCIENCE’s research environments have the academic weight to attract researchers at a high international level. This again testifies to the fact that the TALENT programme constitutes an extraordinary opportunity for doing a PhD.

The PhD School at SCIENCE, in which the TALENT PhD students will be enrolled, has over 1,100 students and app. 55% of them come from outside of Denmark, originating from 75 different countries. This means that even the PhD environment is highly international and competitive.

Read more about the research, the 11 departments and the PhD School at SCIENCE and the targeted training offered through the TALENT programme.

Why apply?TALENT is an international and interdisciplinary PhD programme, which offers young researchers the chance to become part of a cohort of exceptionally talented PhD students with the opportunity to cultivate their research talent. To this end, we offer:

The objective of the TALENT programme is to facilitate early independence of the PhD students and fast track their careers in academia or industry. For more information about what the programme offers, go to https://talent.ku.dk/.

About the programmeThe TALENT programme offers 74 PhD fellowships (in total) of 36 months each, attractive employment conditions at one of the 11 departments at SCIENCE and enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at SCIENCE. TALENT is a unique programme by requesting, as part of the application procedure, the applicants to devise their own interdisciplinary PhD project within one of the above-mentioned 16 programme areas/panels and to indicate the department, which they find most suitable to host their project, and the names of the main supervisor and co-supervisors. In other words, TALENT is a bottom up programme, which thereby focuses on the research interests of the PhD students. If employed, an individual Career Development Plan will be made for the TALENT PhD students, outlining scientific as well as transferable courses, international research visits/secondments, mentoring and other career enhancing activities. The Career Development plan is a central element in ensuring the right training and progress throughout the PhD project.

Job descriptionThe position is available for a 3-year period and the key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

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

Formal requirementsIn order to be eligible for the TALENT Doctoral Programme, applicants:

  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to TALENT’s call deadline: 1 October 2019. Time spent on obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  • Must at the TALENT call deadline (1 October 2019) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and must not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Must hold a relevant MSc degree at the time of applying. However, candidates, who do not hold an MSc degree, are also considered eligible if their credentials and CV equal those achieved on an MSc. This could be in the form of five years of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education OR four years of full-time   undergraduate education combined with relevant courses, fieldwork, scientific publications or conducted research (these aspects must be documented by uploading additional documents as part of the CV). The background is that applicants awarded a TALENT doctoral fellowship must be enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD programme at SCIENCE. To this end, the entry requirements as defined by SCIENCE’s PhD School must be respected.

Please carefully read the detailed description of the eligibility and admissibility criteria and the additional requirements, incl. the use of mandatory templates, for applying in the TALENT Guide for Applicants on the TALENT website.

Selection criteriaThe selection process includes four steps of evaluation:

  • Eligibility and admissibility check
  • Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews, the latter if applicable)
  • Expert/international review (done remotely)
  • Final selection of candidates.

Applicants will be judged on professional merits, scientific and technological quality of the proposed project, feasibility of the implementation and the potential impact of the proposed project. The review process takes into consideration the whole range of experience of the candidate. While focusing on their overall potential as researchers, their creativity and level of independence will also be considered. International and intersectorial experience will be seen positively in the evaluation. The selection criteria are weighted and fall into three defined areas:

  • Excellence (weight: 50%) of which the scientific and innovative quality of the proposal (weight: 25%) and the applicant (weight: 25%)
  • Impact (weight: 30%)
  • Implementation (weight: 20%)

For more information about the evaluation process, please refer to the TALENT Evaluation Guide on the TALENT website.

Terms of employment The Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND rules stipulate a minimum monthly salary of EUR 2,597 (EUR 31,164 pr. year), of which H2020/MSCA/COFUND covers EUR 1,855 (EUR 22,260 pr. year). As is outlined below, SCIENCE complies fully with these rules.

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

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. This means that the starting annual salary is currently at a minimum of EUR 43,210 (DKK 322,642), incl. annual supplement (+ annual pension contribution of minimum EUR 5,969 (DKK 44,568). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Any potential employment offer is contingent on the successful applicants being enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD Programme at SCIENCE, which means that the mentioned applicants will be requested (if offered employment) to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at SCIENCE’s PhD school. Another condition is that the successful applicants obtain any (residence and work) permits, which are mandatory by law.

The PhD studies must be conducted and completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the rules of the University of Copenhagen’s/SCIENCE’s PhD School on achieving the degree.

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

The application must include the following:

  • Cover/motivation letter
  • Project description incl. ethics assessment form
  • CV incl. publications (and the names and contact details of two referees: one should be from the master thesis supervisor (if applicable), or other senior scientist that the applicant has worked closely with)
  • Declaration of mobility
  • Documentation of academic degrees obtained: transcripts and diplomas must be in English or an officially approved translation must be included.
  • Copy of the required score from one of the following English tests (for non-native English speakers):
  • IELTS – Academic (IDP Education, British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment) with a minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL Tests: ITP TOEFL-test with a minimum score of 560 points/Internet-based TOEFL-test with a minimum score of 83 points.
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) or Advanced (CAE) passed at level C1 or C2.

All pages of the test must be submitted. Please see more here.

Mandatory templates for items 1-4 are available for download on the dedicated TALENT website.

Please carefully read the detailed description of the eligibility and admissibility criteria and the additional requirements, incl. the use of mandatory templates, for applying in the TALENT Guide for Applicants on the TALENT website. Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged and the applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the evaluation.

The University of Copenhagen, SCIENCE and its 11 departments wish to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

After the expiry of the application deadline, the applicants will be assessed and selected after the criteria described in details in the TALENT Evaluation Guide (on the TALENT website) and according to the university’s guidelines found on https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/.

Indicative timeline for the evaluation process:

  • Eligibility and admissibility checks: 2-15 October 2019. Applicants, who do not comply with the eligibility and admissibility criteria, will be notified at this stage (shortly after 15 October 2019).
  • Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews, the latter if applicable): 16 October-1 November 2019. Applicants, who are not selected for the expert/international review, will be notified at this stage (shortly after 1 November 2019).
  • Expert/international review (done remotely) (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 2-22 November 2019.
  • Applicants will receive the panel’s evaluation report and the overall score and be given five days to comment (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 23-28 November 2019.
  • Final selection of candidates (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 29 November-5 December 2019.
  • Acceptance notifications, waiting list results and rejections to the candidates, who underwent the expert/international review: 6-20 December 2019.
  • Enrolment as a PhD student and employment: no later than 1 April 2020. Earliest indicative start date is 1 February 2020.

Questions The TALENT Doctoral Programme has a FAQ on its website. Applicants are advised to refer to it in case of questions. The majority of questions received by the TALENT secretariat can be answered by reading the FAQ. Moreover, applicants are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the results of the first and second call for proposals and the reasons for rejection, especially at step one of the evaluation: the eligibility and admissibility check. For specific information about the TALENT Doctoral Programme, please contact Senior Advisor, Louise Thers Nielsen, SCIENCE Research and Innovation, email: talent@science.ku.dk, phone: +45 35 33 68 95.

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

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 1 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Faculty of Science

Phone:
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Post expires on Tuesday October 1st, 2019

PhD Student in Software Engineering

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We are one of Sweden’s most distinctly profiled institutes of technology, with a focus on IT and innovation for a sustainable future. A key word at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is closeness – close cooperation with industry and society, and closeness to our students and to our management.
Our closeness to the sea is also very apparent at both campuses, as well as being a comfortable bike ride away from the city and residential areas. BTH stands for quality and new approaches and strives to be recognised as an open, exciting and creative higher education institution.
We develop new knowledge through our research, which often takes place in collaboration with wider society and with a specific application in mind. The research contributes to a sustainable future, through directly through our research results as well as indirectly, through our PhD graduates and research-based undergraduate studies. To reach our goals, we need motivated and committed staff who are provided with the conditions to deliver research and education of the highest quality. Work environment and equal opportunities are consistently on the agenda and we strive for continuous improvements. Does this sound like your future?

 About the Department of Software Engineering

Work description:
The position comprises empirical research in the software reuse area, focusing on improving the internal reuse and its alignment with agile practices. The research includes both the use and reuse of open source as well as the application of inner source as a means for company internal reuse.

Our tradition of close cooperation with industry means that we particularly value an interest in and experience from evaluation and improvement work in or in collaboration with industry.

Rules and benefits for PhD students in Sweden apply to this position. The doctoral student will have an individual study plan in software engineering. The position includes other services, up to 20%, e.g., teaching at basic and advanced level.

Eligibility:
To be employed as a PhD student, admission to postgraduate studies is required. Qualified for entry to third-cycle education is she/he who has taken a second-cycle qualification in the fields of engineering or mathematics-sciences or who in some other way has acquired knowledge to be able to profit by the third-cycle studies of the subject.

Meriting qualifications:

  • Master or Master of Science degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • Professional experience in software development
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication in English.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams.

Employment level:
100 %.

Commencement:
To be agreed

Duration:
Temporary, for up to 4 years of research time. The position may contain up to 20% other service (e.g., teaching), in which case the duration can be extended to a maximum of 5 years.

Application instructions:
Please submit your application,  by August 30, 2019 at the latest.

The application shall include the following:

  1. A cover sheet that clearly points out in which area(s) you are applying.
  2. A letter of interest, including a statement of your background and your knowledge and experience in the area(s) you are applying for.
  3. A CV.
  4. Certified copies of grades and diplomas.
  5. Contact information for 2 references.
  6. The earliest date you can start to work.
  7. An appendix with current publications (if applicable).
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Michael Mattsson

Professor, prefekt

+46455385810

michael.mattsson@bth.se

Mikael Åsman

Universitetsadjunkt, facklig representant (SACO)

+46455385720

mikael.asman@bth.se

Carina Petersson

Antagningshandläggare, facklig representant (OFR)

+46455385028

carina.petersson@bth.se

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Bioinformatics scientist for the NBIS/SciLifeLab node in Lund

Lunds universitet, Med fak, Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

We are looking for two bioinformaticians to work at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, within the framework of the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS)/SciLifeLab. 

Your future work assignments
Your tasks will consist of:

  • Advanced bioinformatics analyses within research projects across Sweden
  • Development of tools and workflows for such analyses
  • Educating other scientists in bioinformatics through collaboration within supported projects, teaching at national courses, and through participating in various networks
  • Taking part in the continuous development of NBIS/SciLifeLab at a national level 

Data analysis within research projects is the primary task and will be carried out in collaboration with research groups at Swedish universities or industry. This work can range from shorter analysis tasks to deep collaborations within large nationally prioritized projects, where you would have the overall responsibility for the bioinformatics aspects.

Your future workplaceYou will work at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, physically co-located with other bioinformatics staff at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering at Medicon Village, one of the major research environments at Lund University.

The National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (https://nbis.se) is a large national infrastructure in rapid development providing support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community. NBIS comprises the SciLifeLab bioinformatics platform, and has more than 70 staff across Sweden. We are now expanding the NBIS node at Lund University, looking for two permanent staff members to join the NBIS bioinformatics support team. This team currently comprises close to 40 full-time senior bioinformaticians across Sweden, covering broad and advanced expertise in analysis of large-scale genomics and other omics data. As a team member, you will provide advanced bioinformatics analyses to some of the most scientifically exciting projects across Sweden. Examples of supported scientific areas range from translational medicine and complex diseases, to fundamental cell biology and evolutionary and environmental research. The work will include some amount of travel to other sites, as knowledge exchange, both within NBIS and with the larger Swedish life science community, is a key aspect of our operation and development, to maintain cutting-edge expertise for analysis of current and emerging data types.

Your qualifications
We are looking for candidates who has (i) a PhD or similar relevant working experience from advanced studies within bioinformatics, in academia or industry, (ii) proficiency in terminal-based work in a Linux environment and in at least one scripting language (e.g Python, Perl or R), (iii) fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and (iv) strong skills in cooperation and communication.

Merits
Postdoctoral studies are a strong merit but not a requirement. We also believe that you have experience of advanced analysis in areas such as transcriptomics, epigenetics, and proteomics. Rapidly expanding technologies such as for example single-cell omics and spatial omics are of key interest to us. Strong skills in experimental design and software development are also meriting. “Reproducible research” and “FAIR data” are central concepts to us.

Form of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period unless otherwise agreed.

Starting date
Start date as per agreement.

Salary
The university applies individual salaries.

Contact
Björn Nystedt, NBIS Support Manager, tel +46 18 471 44 13, bjorn.nystedt@scilifelab.se

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application
To apply, please register your profile and attach your application documents via the link below no later than September 5, 2019.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentNovember 1, 2019, or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2483
ContactBjörn Nystedt, +46184714413Anna Rignell-Hydbom, +46462221630
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date05.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday September 5th, 2019