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Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in Experimental Magnetism

Application closes on

30.4.2020

Place

Department of Applied Physics

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in Experimental Magnetism

The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin) group at the Department of Applied Physics is looking for a highly motivated doctoral candidate to work on magnetic phenomena in the subfield of magnonics. The project aims at active control of spin waves in magnonic-plasmonic metamaterials on the micro- and nanoscale, which is relevant for the development of energy-efficient analog computing devices. The project is mostly experimental (high-quality thin-film growth, lithography, high-frequency electronic and magneto-optical characterization) but also includes complementary modelling (micromagnetic simulations, plane-wave method calculations, electromagnetic simulations of high-frequency electronic components). Any previous background and experience in some of these topics is considered as an advantage, but strong candidates from other fields of physics are encouraged to apply as well.

REQUIREMENTS
We are looking for a bright and motivated doctoral candidate with an excellent study record in physics or a related discipline up to the level of MSc (awarded or expected soon). Good command of English (both verbal and written) is a mandatory requirement for the position. Applicants must be motivated to conduct research at the highest international level with the aim at completing the PhD degree within 4 years.

SALARY AND WORKING TIME
The salary is based on the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary is around 2500 €/month and it increases as you progress in your research and studies. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will initially be made for 2 years and it will be extended by another two years after an approved mid-term review. The total duration of PhD studies is 4 years.

PLACE AND INFRASTRUCTURE
As a doctoral candidate, you will join the NanoSpin research group at Aalto University (http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nanospin/). The group focuses on cutting-edge research on electric-field controlled magnetism, magnonics and magneto-plasmonics in hybrid nanoscale structures. The NanoSpin laboratory is equipped with instrumentation for nanomaterial fabrication and advanced electronic, magnetic and magneto-optical characterization. Besides, you will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and microtechnologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment for nanofabrication and microscopy (http://otanano.aalto.fi/en/). As a doctoral candidate in the NanoSpin group, you will be part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary research community. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and involves national and international collaborations.

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 400 professors. It is the largest university in Finland focusing on education and research and technology, science, business, and arts. The NanoSpin group is located on the Otaniemi campus in Espoo (10 km from the city centre of Helsinki), which is one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send the following documents as a single PDF file (all document in English):

(1)   Letter of motivation

(2)   CV including list of publications

(3)   Degree certificates and academic transcripts

(4)   Contact details of at least two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available) 

Apply through the link “Apply now!” at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020, but the position will remain open until filled. For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken (sebastiaan.van.dijken@aalto.fi) or Academy Research Fellow Dr. Huajun Qin (huajun.qin@aalto.fi). Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

ABOUT FINLAND
As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. It is the happiest place in the world according to a 2018 World Happiness Report. Finland is the most stable, freest and safest country in the world in 2018. Helsinki is the third best city in the world to live ihttps://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/doctoral-candidate-phd-student-in-experimental-magnetismn according to a 2016 report by Metropolis magazine. Finland has also been ranked 10th in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 of the World Economic Forum.

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Postdoc in Marine Structures on Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion

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Information about tthe project and the division
You are hereby invited to apply for a postdoc position working on two research projects on wind-assisted ship propulsion (WASP). In both projects, different WASP concepts considered as candidates for commercial ships should be modelled and implemented in a ship energy systems model called ShipCLEAN developed on the division. The different WASP concepts should be evaluated using ShipCLEAN by prediction of the reduction in fuel consumption for different ship types, for vast number of ship operation conditions and voyages. Full-scale measurement data will be avaialble for validation of some of the WASP concepts. Hence, the successful candidate must have interest to do numercial modelling, simulations and analyses of large data-sets.

This postdoc position will be a part of the division of Marine Technology. The division carries out fundamental and applied research for enabling the development and improvement of marine technology. The division’s research is divided into four main areas: marine structures, hydrodynamics, safety and reliability, and maritime operations. Through our research we make propellers last longer and be quieter, we reduce the drag and improve the seakeeping properties of hulls, we design structures that perform better in collisions and require lower maintenance, we do all this and much more. All research activities are best presented through our core competences: renewable energy, energy efficiency, structural integrity, hydrodynamics, ship design, safety and reliability, propulsion systems, wave dynamics, and numerical methods. The Division of Marine Technology currently has a staff of 34 persons whereof 7 are faculty members, 1 is assistant professor, 3 are postdocs, 13 are PhD students, 5 are industrial PhD students, and the other 5 are working as project assistants and on adjunct positions.

The Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2) conducts fundamental and applied research in all modes of transport to achieve sustainable technological solutions. It offers and contributes to bachelor and master programs in areas such as Shipping, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, to mention a few. The department continuously strives to establish and develop collaboration between academia, industry, and society, for improved knowledge transfer in both directions. M2 is characterized by an international environment with employees and students from around the world, as well as outstanding research and world class education. M2 consists of seven divisions within the areas of engineering and maritime sciences, and one division of administration and support.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as postdoc is to contribute and partly lead the research work in two ongoing research projects on WASP funded by EU and Chalmers Foundation. This includes developing new numerical simulation models, carry out numerical simulations, analysis of large data-sets of measurement data, project planning and writing technical reports to the project, and writing scientific journal papers and present the work on international conferences. 

The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
The position is a full-time temporary employment with a time limited to a maximum of 2 years. You will be employed by Chalmers and will receive a salary according to current salary agreements.

Qualifications
PhD degree in Shipping and Marine Technology, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering or similar. The degree should generally not be older than three years. The doctoral thesis should be within the research area ship energy systems modelling, ship performance analysis or similar. The position requires good oral and written communication skills in English.

You are expected to take initiatives, work independently when needed and to take responsibility for your work. Further, the project interacts closely with adjacent disciplines and industry. Thus you need to have high collaborative skills. Finally, you need to be able to disseminate results and knowledge within existing and new networks. This includes academia, industry and society at large.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200153 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:• Introduce yourself • Describe your previous research fields and main research results• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

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

Application deadline: 19 June 2020

For questions, please contact:
(Head of division) Professor Jonas Ringsberg, Division of Marine Technology, Jonas.Ringsberg@chalmers.se, +46-(0)76-1191406


   



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


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Doctoral Candiate in Advanced Marine Structures

Application closes on

1.5.2020

Place

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.
Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for

A DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION IN ADVANCED MARINE STRUCTURES

Finnish maritime cluster is known internationally for the complex, high-performing and high-value products it makes for challenging marine environment. Structural design of advanced structures is one of the key competences of this cluster. This position is aimed for development of the next generation structural solutions to maritime field. The present position focuses on strength of thin-walled ship structures and their non-linear response. The research methods include both theoretical and experimental techniques. Therefore, the applicants are expected to possess experience on one or several of the following fields:

  • Ship structures and naval architecture,
  • Solid mechanics, material technology and/or lightweight structures,
  • Optimization of structures
  • Analytical, numerical (Finite Element Method) and/or experimental work.

Requirements 

The call is open for candidates with a Master’s degree in marine technology or any other relevant discipline associated with thesis topics. The candidates are expected to be proactive, capable to work in teams, goal-oriented and to possess a good potential in knowledge, skills and attitude towards post-graduate studies in multidisciplinary field of science.
The applicant must fulfil the requirements for doctoral students at Aalto University, School of Engineering.  For more details, see:

https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply#Howtoapply-EligibilityofapplicantsoftheAaltoDoctoralProgrammeinEngineering

Employment

The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is at first made for one year, and the extension is subject to advance of studies and research.  The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted online through the link provided below, and include:

  1.  CV
  2. Certified copy of master´s degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English
  3. Summary of previous research experience (master thesis for example) and a statement explaining the suitability and motivation of the candidate for this doctoral position (maximum one A4 page)
  4. Short description of the candidate’s research ideas on one of the following topics (maximum one A4 page):
  • rapid prototyping for novel marine structures
  • computational structural mechanics for multi-scale analysis of advanced marine structures
  • optimization of the material distribution for resilient marine structures

All material should be in English and submitted through the link “Apply now” in PDF format no later May 1st 2020

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide two referees and proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English, if the applicant is not a native speaker of or educated in any of them.  See the languages requirements: https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply#Howtoapply-Languagerequirements

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Further information

For additional information about the project, please contact Associate Professor Jani Romanoff and for further details about the application process, please contact HR coordinator Anna-Maija Harju (email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

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PhD Student Position in Measurement Science and Technology

Application closes on

30.4.2020

Place

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

The Metrology Research Institute at Aalto University, Finland, is searching for a PhD student to develop photometric measurements related to LED-based light sources. We have a new European research project starting in this topic. The laboratory carries out calibrations related with lighting as a national standards laboratory. The applicant will also take part in this activity with customers.

We expect the applicant to have a solid academic background in at least one of the following fields: optics and photonics, measurement science and technology, engineering physics, or electronics.

We offer exposure to international research collaboration with established academic and research institutions.

The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2020. The applicants are kindly requested to submit the Cover Letter, CV and the Transcript of Academic Record directly by email to Dr. Toni Laurila.

Further information and applications:
Toni Laurila, email: toni.k.laurila@aalto.fi, tel. +358 50 358 3097
web: http://spa.aalto.fi/en/research/research_groups/metrology/

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Four (4) doctoral students in Industrial Product Realisation

School of Engineering, Industrial Product Development, Production & Design

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. The School of Engineering is able to award doctorates in the area of industrial product realisation. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. You work closely with colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

The Department of Industrial Product Development, Production and Design conducts education and research in areas such as product development, production development and industrial design. The department is responsible for five educational programs at our campus in Jönköping. In addition, the department is responsible for two educational programs in Nässjö and Värnamo. The department has a strong engagement in the development of research and education within Knowledge Intensive Product Realisation which is a strategic area at Jönköping University.

The department is looking for four (4) doctoral students to the graduate school Industrial Product Realisation in the subjects of Production Systems and Machine Design for the research project Integrated Product and Production Platforms Supporting Agile and Demand Driven Product Realisation (IDEAL).

JOB DESCRIPTION

The aim of the project is to further develop methods, models and demonstrators to support manufacturing companies to develop and integrate their product and production platforms.

The ambition is to develop knowledge that can support manufacturing companies to reach efficiency in offering unique products and yet being agile to changes in markets, legislations, technology and stakeholders’ demands.

As a doctoral student, your work will mainly be research studies and research project work focusing on integrated product and production platforms in one of the following subprojects (A to D):

Subproject A: Changeable product platforms
with focus on design and development of changeable product platforms where the integration with the production platform is coordinated for enhanced producibility and efficient production preparation.

Subproject B: Production platform co-development
with focus on production platform development and strategies for changeable production systems. The co-development with the product platform is central to successfully achieve integration.

Subproject C: Digitalization and automation of integrated product and production platforms
with focus on platform engineering processes to support efficient development, use, and improvement.

Subproject D: Boundary objects supporting integrated platform development
with focus on knowledge integration and crossing of boundaries between the product and production domains to support agile and demand driven product realisation.   

Upon application, state the preferred subproject/s (A, B, C or D).

As a doctoral student you normally spend 80% of your time on research. Other tasks, such as teaching, do not represent more than 20% of the working hours.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible for the position, you have a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Production Systems, Industrial Engineering and Management, Engineering Design, Product Development, Integrated Product and Production Development or equivalent.

Due to the international working environment, a good level of the English language, both written and oral, is expected. The ability to speak and write in Swedish is meritorious, as the work is in close collaboration with Swedish companies.

The successful candidate is truly committed, creative and curious. You enjoy collaborations, are capable of actualizing visions and ideas into practically feasible working methods and methodology and you have good communication skills. It is important that you have good analytical and systematical abilities.

It is important that you demonstrate skills to work efficiently, conscientiously and professionally both independently and in a team environment with great responsibility and ability to finish dedicated assignments/tasks on time. Furthermore, you have a flexible work approach, are resilient to external stresses and can manage multiple work tasks simultaneously.

It would also be considered beneficial if you have:

  • Theoretical knowledge in relevant fields related to the relevant subproject.
  • Final project work or thesis work in relevant subject.
  • Experience in engineering software, especially for Subproject C.
  • Teaching or lab-assistant work experience is meritorious.
  • Driver´s license for car – especially if it is valid in Sweden.

INFORMATION

The employment will commence 1 September 2020 or as agreed upon. Working conditions are regulated in collective agreements. The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis, whereupon appointments can be made before the last application date.

For further information you are welcome to contact;

Olof Granath, Head of department olof.granath@ju.se, +46 (0)36 101749
David Samvin, david.samvin@ju.se, +46 (0) 36 101917
Professor Fredrik Elgh, fredrik.elgh@ju.se, +46 (0) 36 101672
Professor Kristina Säfsten, kristina.säfsten@ju.se, +46 (0) 36 101639

APPLICATION

We look forward to receiving your application, no later than April 30

The application should include:

  • An accompanying letter with information about the applicant letter of intent. (2 pages) (appendix 1)
  • A complete CV including references. (appendix 2)
  • Certified certificates and diplomas (both BSc and MSc)
  • Transcript of courses in English (or Swedish)
  • Master thesis (if completed)

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se

Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentSeptember 1, 2020 och according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions4
Working hours100%
CityJönköping
CountyJönköpings län
CountrySweden
Reference number2020/949-221
ContactOlof Granath, +46 36-10 1749David Samvin, +46 36-10 1917Fredrik Elgh, +46 36-10 1672Kristina Säfsten, +46 36 101639
Union representativeMikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1647Thomas Axelsson, ST, +46 36-10 1076
Last application date30.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral students in Materials Engineering, 3 positions

Karlstad University / Department of Engineering and Physics

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Background
The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology invites applications for three doctoral studentships in materials engineering at the Department of Engineering and Physics. The department teaches engineering students for exams on bachelor, master and doctoral levels.

In the department’s materials science research group, researchers from different disciplines participate in a well-equipped laboratory with advanced material analysis and testing. The research is often accomplished in projects with a focus on the technical applications in groups of collaborative industries. The research is on relations between microstructure, mechanical properties and the technical application. Materials engineering is a part of the larger materials science group at Karlstad University, which covers areas as applied mechanics, materials engineering, materials physics and physical chemistry.

Duties
The main duties involve to participate in the research project “AMHiPP – Advanced Materials for High Performance Products”, and to follow the doctoral student (post-graduate) training up to a doctoral exam in materials engineering.

As a doctoral student, you will participate in the AMHiPP project for research on advanced metallic materials in high performance products. The AMHiPP project is funded by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation, the industrial partners (Curtis Wright Surface Technologies AB, FBT Bredaryd AB, Gestamp HardTech AB, GKN Aerospace AB, Sandvik Powder Solutions AB, SECO Tools AB, Uddeholms AB and Voestalpine Precision Strip AB) and Karlstad University. More information is found on www.kau.se.

The post-graduate positions are about properties of advanced high strength materials (tool steels, strip steels, hard metals, superalloys) manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured (3D-printed) materials. Studies will be undertaken on the material’s microstructure, mechanical and tribological testing are performed, and advanced material analysis methods are used, e.g. electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and synchrotron light based methods. Theoretical modelling of material properties are also a part of the research work. Manufacturing of new alloys in the research group’s 3D-printer is included as well.

We are recruiting three doctoral students, and the positions have somewhat different descriptions. It is important that you in your application state the order of priority of your interest in the three different positions, see heading “Application” below.

Post-graduate A, is directed toward properties of additive manufactured materials and studies of their microstructures dependent on processing parameters, and its relations to the material’s mechanical properties.

Post-graduate B, is directed toward properties of advanced high strength materials manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured materials and their mechanical properties as fatigue and defect tolerance.

Post-graduate C, is directed toward properties of advanced high strength materials manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured materials and analysis of their structure through advanced analysis methods, as by synchrotron light studies.

A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral programme consists of 240 higher education credits, including the doctoral thesis. Departmental duties, such as teaching, or other tasks, may be allocated up till 20% of full-time. Normally, the doctoral student performs its work at the working place.

Eligibility
For admission to doctoral studies applicants must meet the requirements of both general and special eligibility (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35)

Applicants who have a Master’s degree of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 credits at Master level, or who have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad, meet the general eligibility requirements.

Special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in materials engineering requires applicants to have a Master’s degree within the field of mechanical engineering, or within nearby fields as material science, physics and chemistry. The one who not fulfils the special eligibility requirements but in other ways has acquired corresponding knowledge may after special evaluation become eligible.

Admission and assessment criteria
For admission to doctoral studies an applicant must be judged to have the ability required to pursue the programme successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment.

Assessment is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to assimilate the doctoral studies.

Special weight is given to:
Completed education with materials engineering specialization.

Considerable weight is given to:
Documented knowledge on engineering materials microstructure and their mechanical properties.

Experience of metallographic studies and mechanical testing. Modelling and simulation of materials structural and mechanical properties.

Experience of research and development project within the field of the present knowledge area.

Qualifications of merits are:
Industrial and technical experience of activities within the present knowledge area.

Karlstad University places great weight to personal qualities such as ability to cooperate, to exercise good judgement, to take responsibility, to commit to activities, and to have a positive attitude to colleagues and students.

Terms of employment
Upon admission to doctoral studies, a studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

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

Application
Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

Application should include:

– Letter of application with description of your background and your interest in the position,

– List of qualifications (CV),

– Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,

– Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,

– Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,

– Letter of recommendation, if possible,

– Give an order of priority (1-highest, 2-middle, and 3-lowest) on the focus of the doctoral position you prefer, Post-graduate A, B and C.

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi, and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to: Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för hälsa, natur och teknikvetenskap, Elisabeth Wessling, 651 88 KARLSTAD

State the ref. no: REK2020/86

Last day of application: 2020-04-24

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.  

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/86
ContactJens Bergström, Professor, +46 54 700 1259Lars Johansson, Head of department / Professor, +46 54 700 1677
Union representativeDenita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 54 700 1434Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 54 700 1714Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, +46 54 700 1404
Last application date24.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD position in Computer Science, programmable networks

Karlstad University / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Background

A PhD position in computer science, focused on programmable networking, is available within the Distributed Systems and Communications (DISCO) Group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University. Research within DISCO is focused on computer networking, cloud computing and next-generation technologies such as programmable networking, SDN/NFV and 5G. The position is part of a collaboration with Red Hat Research. Red Hat contributes to many applied research projects relevant in the open source world, including high-performance programmable networking solutions using e.g., eXpress Data Path (XDP) and eBPF.

Duties

The PhD position is focused on programmable networking solutions and how to define, design and implement them. The work consists of developing and evaluating new architectures and mechanisms to provide coherent and comprehensive support for programmable networking in Linux. To accomplish this, in-kernel technologies such as XDP and eBPF will be used.

The candidate is expected to carry out research in this area by combining implementation work with practical experiments, simulations and/or emulation of networks and protocols. Knowledge and/or experience within one or more of the areas of communication protocols, kernel programming, practical work with Linux/Unix, network simulation/emulation, and data analysis are therefore desirable. It is required that the candidate has very good programming skills, as well as proficiency of the English language (written and spoken).

The candidate is expected to work independently, as well as in teams, enthusiastically advancing the technology frontline. A majority of the work will be done in cooperation with other scientists and engineers from Red Hat, and it is therefore desirable that the candidate is able to perform well in collaborative work and has experience of working in projects.

Per agreement between Karlstad University and Red Hat research, all intellectual property resulting from the research should be dedicated to the public. Furthermore, developed software should be offered through an open source license and research results submitted for publication in openly available literature.

Eligibility

Eligible for this position are candidates that meet the general admission requirements as well as the specific admission requirements and be judged to have the ability otherwise required to pursue the programme successfully.

A person who has earned a master’s degree of at least 240 ECTS credits of which at least 60 ECTS credits are earned for studies at master’s level, or who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge, has general eligibility for admission.

A person with a Master’s degree (60 credits) in computer science, a Master’s degree (120 credits) in computer science or a Master of Science degree in computer technology has special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in computer science. A person who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired equivalent qualifications also has special eligibility.

Admission and assessment criteria

For admission to doctoral studies an applicant must be judged to have the ability required to pursue the programme successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment of the candidates’ abilities to successfully pass the research education.

Considerable weight is given to personal qualities such as ability to cooperate, to exercise good judgement, to take responsibility, to commit to activities, and to have a positive attitude to colleagues and students.

Terms of Employment

Upon admission to doctoral studies, a studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information

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

Application

Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

Application should include

  • Letter of application with description of your background and your interest in the position,
  • List of qualifications (CV),
  • Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,
  • Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,
  • Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,
  • Letter of recommendation, if possible.

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi, and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:

Karlstad University

Att. Emelie Hessel

Faculty of Health Science and Technology

651 88 Karlstad Sweden

Mark all documents with the application registration number DNR REK2020/44

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/44
ContactDr Per Hurtig, 054-700 2335
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404
Last application date15.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student in Computer Science – Modeling and development of distributed embedded systems based on TSN-5G networks

Ref.nr: 2020/0860

The research environment Embedded Systems (ES) at Mälardalen University (MDH) announces a PhD-student position in Computer Science. ES is the nationally leading center in embedded-systems research and internationally known for the ability to combine the highest academic standard with industrially relevant research. ES provides a stimulating international research environment, characterized by its cooperative atmosphere, openness, and team spirit – a great environment for a researcher to grow in; with a mix of established and young researchers. The environment contains over 200 researchers.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2020-04-30
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

The VINNOVA-funded project “PROVIDENT: Predictable Software Development in Connected Vehicles Utilising Blended TSN-5G Networks” is announcing a PhD position in modeling and development of distributed embedded systems based on TSN-5G networks.

Modern vehicles in many segments of the vehicular domain need to communicate and collaborate to achieve a joint functionality in, e.g., an autonomous quarry, mine or a recycling site. To provide such functionality, these vehicles need to be equipped with high data-rate sensors (e.g., cameras and lidars). The large amount of data acquired from these sensors needs to be communicated within as well as among the vehicles with predictable low latencies. The recently introduced IEEE Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards and 5G communication offer promising solutions to address these requirements within and among the vehicles respectively. Alas, there is a lack of a holistic software development framework and execution environment for predictable vehicular systems that utilise blended TSN-5G communication. This lack hinders the vehicle industry from taking full advantage of these ground- breaking technologies.

The overall goal of PROVIDENT is to develop novel techniques to provide a full- fledged holistic software development environment for vehicular systems that utilise blended TSN- 5G communication. In this context, the PhD-student will focus on the challenges related to holistic modelling of software architectures, holistic timing predictability verification, and integration of network communication in vehicular systems that utilise a blend of TSN-5G networks. The student will work closely with the project team of about 15 members, including researchers from Mälardalen University and practitioners from the industrial partners. The student is also expected to work indepefndently.

Qualifications

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. For futher information see Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100).

To qualify as a PhD student, you should have a master’s level degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent. Prior knowledge about embedded systems, real-time systems, real-time networks, and modeling and timing analysis of these systems is considered a merit. Additional knowledge in applied mathematics, model-based software development and development of switched Ethernet-based systems is also considered as merit.

The position requires a strong motivation for research, good verbal and written communication skills in English. Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Application

Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the “Apply” button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

Kontaktpersoner

Saad Munbeen

Associate Prof

saad.mubeen@mdh.se

Mohammad Ashjaei

Assistant Prof

mohammad.ashjaei@mdh.se

Michaël Le Duc

Union SACO

021-10 14 02

Susanne Meijer

Union (OFR)

021-10 14 89

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One or more PhD Stipend(s) in Climate footprint and meat (20-20022)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, one or more PhD stipend(s) is/are available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend(s) is/are open for appointment from 1 May 2020 or soon hereafter.The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions.

Job description

The PhD project is part of a collaboration between Danish Crown and Aalborg University regarding the climate footprint of meat products. The project will contribute to executing of the sustainability and climate strategy of Danish Crown by developing and testing the concept of product environmental footprint and by investigating how to include more environmental impact categories in order to get a comprehensive picture of the impact of beef production.

Further, the project will be part of identifying one or more strategic areas with environmental improvement potentials by integrating circular economy principles in assessment of these potentials. Finally, the PhD is also expected to contribute to creating and implementing partnerships for carbon footprint reductions and increased value creation in the whole value chain from farm to fork.

The PhD project is part of MADE – Manufacturing Academy of Denmark that is the Danish national innovation and research platform for the manufacturing industry in Denmark. MADE supports and strengthens the manufacturing industry in Denmark through implementation of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology via applied industrial research projects and a range of various innovation activities and educational initiatives.

You may obtain further information from Professor Arne Remmen, Department of Planning, ar@plan.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals, who hold a Master degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial

Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

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

The faculty have a research school, The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: http://www.phd.tech.aau.dk/ and a PhD association and network for PhD students at AAU http://www.phd.tech.aau.dk/current-students/PAU/.

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 19 April 2020
Unit: Department of Planning
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Science

The position

At the Department of Computer Science a position is available for a Postdoctoral research fellow with the Arctic Green Computing (AGC) research group and the Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC). The position is available for three years.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of 3 years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The Department of Computer Science provides an active international research environment with 18 tenured faculty members, 4 adjunct professors, 6 post-doctors and researchers, 8 technical/administrative staff members and about 28 PhD students from different countries. The goal of the Department is to advance the research and teaching of Computer Science as a discipline, to demonstrate leadership within our areas of interest, and to contribute to society through our education, research, and dissemination

The position will additionally be assigned to related work for UiT in an amount equivalent to a maximum 25 % of a full-time employment.

The working hours shall primarily be utilized for research, research-related activities and research administration. The research fellow is expected to participate professionally within the department with occasional advice of students, presentations for faculty and students, laboratory assignments, etc., totaling up to 20 % of the position. The position will not include regular teaching assignments.

The Arctic Green Computing (AGC)

The Arctic Green Computing (AGC) research group aims at addressing energy efficiency, system complexity, and dependability across mobile, embedded, and datacenter systems. The group’s current research interests include (energy-) efficient, high-performance computing (Green HPC) and scalable, efficient artificial intelligence (Green AI). The group was a work-package leader in EU FP7 ICT project EXCESS on energy-efficient computing systems (2013-2016) and is PI and Co-PI of several national research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway (NFR) through prestigious funding programs such as FRIPRO Young Research Talents, Research Infrastructure and IKTPLUSS ICT Initiative. The group is a member of EU network of excellence HiPEAC and has international collaboration with prestigious institutions in EU and USA (e.g., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California – Berkeley).

The Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC)

In 2016, UiT established the Arctic Center for Sustainable Energy (ARC), an interdisciplinary center focusing on Arctic challenges and conditions within renewable energy and greenhouse gas management. The center combines expertise in computer science, physics, humanities, chemistry, social sciences, applied mathematics, marine biology, and electrical engineering. The initiative will permeate the university in its entirety and will strengthen existing research activities at UiT within the scope of the center.

The project/position’s field of research

The postdoc position is attached to the research project Efficient Machine Learning-Enhanced Modeling and Simulation on Exascale Architectures (EMLEMS) and will be involved in national project eX3 – Experimental Infrastructure for Exploration of Exascale Computing funded by the Research Council of Norway.

This postdoc project aims at improving the efficiency and performance of scientific modeling and simulations on exascale architectures through machine learning-enabled adaptivity, providing scalable, robust solutions with guaranteed accuracy in the least amount of time. Adaptivity is essential to increase the automation of the modeling and simulation workflow and to address the growing complexity of applications and architectures. Exascale architectures rely on intricate interplay between thousands of heterogeneous processing nodes, each with a large number of cores, accelerators, memory types, and sophisticated interconnects. As a result, choosing optimal algorithms and implementations is highly application- and architecture-dependent. This project will investigate the opportunities of: 

  • leveraging scientific machine learning (SciML) in developing new algorithms, data layouts, and implementations that dynamically optimize the use of computational resources of exascale architectures, and
  • leveraging high-performance scientific computing (HPC) in developing scalable and efficient machine learning training algorithms on exascale architectures.

Smart power systems with renewable energy will be an application domain in this project.

All candidates must submit a statement of their vision for how they will strengthen these research activities within the center.

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Contact

Further information about the position is available by contacting

For administrative questions, please contact the Department’s administration; phone +47 77 64 40 36, email: administrasjon.ifi@nt.uit.no.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements for the position as Postdoctoral Fellow 1352

Norwegian doctoral degree in subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, or competence at a corresponding level documented by academic work of the same scope and quality
 
This position requires:

  • The successful candidate will have a publication record that documents solid knowledge in computer science. We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated increased scientific maturity in their selection of issues, application of methods, and documentation of results. Research results should be backed by thorough experiments and analysis.
  • The successful candidate should have a keen interest in at least one of the following topics: (energy-) efficient high-performance computing, scalable machine learning, concurrent data-abstractions and algorithms, programming systems, and run-time systems. Experience of modeling/simulations for smart power grids or partitioned global address space (PGAS) programming is a plus.
  • An appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in the subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. 
  • Applicants should have a good command in English.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position and the suitability of the research proposal for the EMLEMS project

If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you are also qualified to apply. Qualification as PhD is required before commencement in the position. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position. If you are in the process of completing your PhD, you must document that you have submitted your PhD thesis by the application deadline and attach a statement from your supervisor concerning termination of your PhD studies.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

UiT wishes to increase the proportion of females in academic positions. In cases where two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The UiT campus is located near the centre of Tromsø, a vibrant city located in Northern Norway with approximately 75 000 inhabitants. The city is surrounded by the stunning landscape of Northern Scandinavia. The location also offers ample opportunities for e.g., sighting aurora, hiking and skiing.

Remuneration of Postdoctoral Fellow positions are in salary code 1352. The starting salary is at a minimum 43 500 NOK/month in 2019, normally starting on salary grade 59 on the pay scale for Norwegian state employees corresponding to approx. There is a 2 % deduction for contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. In addition, UiT pays 12 % directly to the pension fund on top of the salary.

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Project proposal
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.
     

You must submit a research proposal (3-5 pages) that describe how you scientifically can contribute to (the project/described field of research). The proposal must include a progress plan.

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants. 

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

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

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Science

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is available at the Department of Computer Science with the Information Access (IA) research group. The position is available for three years.

The IA research group focuses on fundamental system structures and concepts related to the construction of scalable, fault-tolerant, and secure cloud-based information-access services. The group undertakes high-impact interdisciplinary research and innovation at the intersection of computer science, sport science, and medicine. The group is particularly focused on technology innovations in the convergence space of mobility, social networking, multimedia, cloud computing, big medical data, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Department of Computer Science provides a strong international research environment with 18 tenured faculty members, 4 adjunct professors, 4 post doctors and researchers, 11 technical/ administrative staff members and about 22 PhD students. The goal of the Department is to advance the research and teaching of computer science as a discipline, to demonstrate leadership within our areas of interest, and to contribute to society through our education, research and dissemination.

Contact

For further information about the position and UiT contact: 

Associate Professor Håvard D. Johansen

For administrative questions, please contact the Department’s administration:

The project

The position is organized under the Information Access (IA) research group at the Department of Computer Science and is connected to the interdisciplinary strategic initiative High North Population Studies (“Befolkningsundersøkelser i Nord” – BIN) and within the sub-project “Trusted Execution Environments for Secure Analytics on Sensitive Data”.

The strategic initiative High North Population Studies

The strategic initiative High North Population Studies will push the edge of research on new technologies for secure data collection, analysis and management in the context of large population studies. Novel technological development is therefore an important area in the initiative. The Technology work package shall therefore contribute to the other areas by researching and developing the needed new methods and systems for data collection, management, analysis, and interpretation for future population studies. The developed methods contribute to the work in the other work packages: Lifestyle and health, Social inequality in health, Child and adolescence health, Environmental poisons, and other data sources in the North.

The research project “Trusted Execution Environments for Secure Analytics on Sensitive Data”

Systems processing sensitive data are traditionally protected by access-control mechanisms that maps the identities of authenticated principals to set of permission on objects. The expressive of security policies are commonly static and restricted (e.g., read, write, and create files) with high-level semantic hardcoded into system services. Use-based privacy policies goes beyond these traditional security schemes by enabling data providers to specify allowable uses of data. To enforce such policies, we argue that client software that operates on the must be included in the security domain, so that privacy policies that are attached to data during storage and collection continue to apply also when data or derived data has been downloaded to clients.

This project will explore to what extend trusted execution environments can be used to enforce use-based privacy policies when data migrates between thrust domains. The goal is to devise a mechanism suitable to large-scale analytics on sensitive data in the medical and sport science domains.

Qualifications

An appointment as post doctor requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in the subject area concerned, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

The successful candidate will have a publication record that documents strong preferences to specialization in distributed computing and/or computer security. Documented knowledge of experimental system-research methodology is beneficial. Good programming and cloud management skills are also necessary, and preference will be given to candidates with documented experience with software development.

Emphasis shall be attached to personal suitability, and the suitability of the project proposal for the Technology Work Package in High North Population Studies.

Applicants should have a good command in English.

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We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues 
  • A large degree of independence in work 
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement 
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund 

The appointment is for a period of 3 years. Remuneration of PhD positions are in State salary code 1352. In addition to taxes, a further 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

The working hours will be utilized for research, research-related activities and research administration. 

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​  

Application

Your application must include:  

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests 
  • CV – summarizing education, positions and academic work 
  • Diplomas and transcripts from completed degrees 
  • 2-3 references with contact details 
  • Project proposal
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work. 

You must submit a project proposal, that describe how you scientifically can contribute to the project/described field of research. The proposal must include a progress plan. 

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge. 

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. It is the committee’s mandate to assess the applicants’ qualifications based on their submitted works and the job announcement.  

General

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.  

The objective of the appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, and no one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period at the same institution. 

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability 

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

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UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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Deadline

18th May 2020

Post expires on Monday May 18th, 2020

One or more PhD Stipends in Saline biomass biorefinery (14-19074G)

ReannouncementAt the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology one or more PhD stipend are available within the general study program Energy Technology. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 July 2020.The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy to thermal and bio-energy. The department has about 300 employees – out of them are more than 125 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry. The position is offered in relation to the research program “biogas and biorefineries” and the PhD Student will be positioned at the Esbjerg Campus of Aalborg University.

Job description

The PhD project will be part of a large collaborative Horizon 2020 project called AQUA-COMBINE. The AQUA-COMBINE project aims to demonstrate combined aquaculture and halophyte farming using the principles of circular economy, where waste and residues are utilised with-in the system to create both internal value and new products.

Halophyte plants such as Salicornia europaea have the ability to grown in saline soils (marginal land) and/or be irrigated with seawater. The green tips of Salicornia is sold as food, while the woody part is considered a residue. However, this residue biomass is rich in valuable bio-active molecules that can be extracted using simple and affordable processing. These compounds include phenolic acids (strong anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidants), high quality protein, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, carotenoids, and chlorophyll. The fiber fraction left after extraction is pure, low recalcitrant lignocellulose which can be used to produce bioenergy (with low energy input), or separated into high value xylooligosaccharides (prebiotics) and char coal from lignin.

The PhD project will include chemical characterization (HPLC, GC-MS, ICP-MS) of the produced halophyte biomass, extraction of value added compounds from the biomass, and conversion of the biomass residue to bioenergy.

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

You may obtain further information from Mette Hedegaard Thomsen, Energy Technology, phone: 93562196, email: mht@et.aau.dk ,  concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

You may obtain further information from Title name, Department of name, phone: phone number, email: mailaddress concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 17 April 2020
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Post expires on Friday April 17th, 2020

Postdoc in Operations and Risk Management

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production (Section of Production), a Postdoc position is available from 1st of August 2020 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of two years.The Department of Materials and Production is a newly established department at Aalborg University. The department is formed by a merger of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Center for Industrial Production, and Department of Physics and Nanotechnology. The position is with the Center for Industrial Production. Learn more about us at: https://www.mp.aau.dk/

Job description

The Postdoc position is part of a strategic effort in the area of operations and risk management and includes both research and teaching in these domains. The position will be associated with the Innovation Factory North project, which has the overall objective of developing and empirically testing Industry 4.0 solutions for the purpose of advancing capabilities in manufacturing companies. This objective is pursued through developing multiple industrial experiments on creating awareness, demonstrators, and anchoring innovative solutions in industrial settings.

In this context, the candidate is expected to perform fundamental and applied research on understanding how new smart technologies, such as e.g. AI and Big Data, influence operations development.

As a successful applicant you will participate in education, academic and collaborative research activities in the group and with external partners. The research covered by the position will be within the core of the research group and the applicant’s profile should therefore address several of the areas. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with qualifications in one or preferably more of the following areas:

  • Innovation process design and implementation, including risk management
  • Data-driven modelling and simulation of innovations
  • Digital transformation of companies
  • Previous experience with experimental research within manufacturing companies will be considered an advantage
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and international environment as an independent researcher
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment, dedication, enthusiasm and ability to work efficiently both as a part of a team and independently.

The teaching activities include teaching courses and supervising student projects in the bachelor programs: Bachelor of IT, B.Sc.Eng. in Global Business Engineering, and in the M.Sc. program in Management Engineering.

We offer

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

You may obtain further information from Head of Section/Associate Professor Astrid Heidemann Lassen (ahl@mp.aau.dk) concerning the scientific aspects of the position.

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lise Søndergaard Jacobsen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 24 April 2020
Unit:
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Post expires on Friday April 24th, 2020

Postdoc SPECIES – MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

General
SPECIES is an APXPS beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory. It began user operations in autumn 2019 and currently offers variety of sample environments (e.g. catalysis and ALD) for performing APXPS experiments. Together with the HIPPIE beamline SPECIES constitutes the APXPS team consisting of currently nine members working together on the support and development of APXPS programme at MAX IV. Both beamlines provide wide range of sample environments for in situ and operando XPS measurements – catalysis, electrochemistry, thin film growth, solid-liquid interfaces, liquid jets, and sulphur chemistry.

Work duties and areas of responsibility
 – Development of her/his own scientific project within the possibilities and capabilities of the beamline and collaboration with user groups:
                 o Sulphur Chemistry/ Catalysis
                 o Thin layer growth
                 o Time-resolved XPS
 – Interaction with and support of expert users and regular users.
 – Active participation in the continued commissioning of the beamlines and end stations in collaboration with the entire team.

Requirements
 – The successful candidate must hold a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline.
 – Documented extensive experience of performing and interpreting surface science experiments.
 – Documented extensive experience of working with ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation.
 – Experience of synchrotron-based spectroscopy and/or microscopy experiments, of working with x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
 – The ability work in a team, good communication skills and good command of the English.

Desirable
 – Experience in programming
 – Experience in electrochemistry, ALD, or time-resolved (ultrafast) spectroscopy
 – Experience in work with the design and set-up of new surface science instruments
 – Experience with CAD, physical simulations (i.e. COMSOL)

Other
The scientific project of the researcher can also make use of other beamlines at MAX IV or at other synchrotron radiation facilities. The general surface science environment of MAX IV (which includes a scanning tunnelling microscopy laboratory) can also be employed. Access the Lund’s University NanoLab facilities (e.g. SEM, STM, AFM, clean room) is also possible.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs per agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1054
ContactAndrey Shavorskiy, +46702281657
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date04.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc HIPPIE – MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

General
HIPPIE is a soft x-ray beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory dedicated for APXPS. It began user operations two years ago and currently offers variety of sample environments (e.g. catalysis, electrochemistry, liquid jet) for performing XPS measurements under realistic conditions. One of the unique characteristics of the beamline is possibility to perform simultaneous measurements of APXPS and PM-IRRAS simultaneously on the same spot using standalone FTIR spectrometer as a source of IR radiation. This combination provides excellent complementary information to properly distinguish adsorbed species on the surface of catalysts. Together with the SPECIES beamline HIPPIE constitutes the APXPS team consisting of 9 currently members working together on the support and development of APXPS program at MAX IV. Both beamlines provide wide range of sample environments for in situ and operando XPS measurements – catalysis, electrochemistry, thin film growth, solid-liquid interfaces, liquid jets, and sulphur chemistry.

Work duties and areas of responsibility
 – Development and commissioning of the PM-IRRAS setup at the APXPS endstation of the HIPPIE beamline.
 – Development of her/his own scientific project within the possibilities and capabilities of the beamline (e.g. catalysis, thin films, or membranes) and collaboration with user groups and APXPS staff.
 – Interaction with and support of expert users and regular users
 – Active participation in the continued commissioning of the beamlines and end stations in collaboration with the entire team.

Requirements
– The successful candidate must hold a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline.
– Documented extensive experience of working with IRRAS spectroscopy.
– Documented extensive experience of performing and interpreting surface science experiments.
– Documented extensive experience of working with ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation.
– The ability work in a team, good communication skills and good command of the English

Desirable
– Experience in programming
– Experience of synchrotron-based spectroscopy and/or microscopy experiments, of working with x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and of work with the design, and set-up of new surface science instruments.
– Experience in the fields of electrochemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, liquied microjet, ALD, membranes, or 2D materials 

Other
The scientific project of the researcher can also make use of other beamlines at MAX IV or at other synchrotron radiation facilities. The general surface science environment of MAX IV (which includes a scanning tunnelling microscopy laboratory) can also be employed. Access the Lund’s University NanoLab facilities (e.g. SEM, STM, AFM, clean room) is also possible.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs per agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1052
ContactAndrey Shavorskiy, +46702281657
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date04.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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11 PhD positions in nanotechnology, physics, chemistry and biomedicine at the research center NanoLund

Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

NanoLund, the Center for Nanoscience at Lund University, engages 55 research groups in the faculties of engineering, science and medicine. With more than 130 PhD students and an annual turnover of 19 M€, we are Sweden’s largest research environment for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Our aim is to use nanoscience and nanotechnology to address societal challenges, and it is our ambition to be a Great Place to do Nanoscience: to be an international, highly visible nanoscience center that offers exceptional scientific opportunities, training, and career development. We do this through a strong culture of openness and by offering access to a wide range of state-of-the-art capabilities within characterization, nanofabrication and modelling.

In this call, we offer up to 11 doctoral positions in three of NanoLund’s research areas, namely in Materials Science, Quantum Physics, and Nanobiology. The hosting research groups are located at the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Natural Sciences or the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University in Sweden. Applicants can apply for one or several of the projects in this call.

The open positions will be funded by a combination of grants and projects, including from the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, NanoLund, as well as the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Cofund project GenerationNano hosted by NanoLund.
All candidates will be engaged in frontline research in basic and/or applied sciences, and will receive training through courses in scientific as well as in transferable skills. We are offering a highly collaborative research environment, as well as an international network of cooperation partners from industry, academy and public authorities. Depending on the funding source for each project, students may undertake obligatory or voluntary secondments in the non-academic sector or abroad.

The research topics of the 11 open PhD positions are described in detail in the weblinks provided below. You can apply to one or several of the topics. Evaluation is merit-based on the assessment criteria below, thus, everyone who fulfils the admission requirements is encouraged to apply, from Sweden or anywhere in the world. Candidates who do not fulfil the MSCA mobility requirement relevant for GenerationNano can still be hired by other grants.

For more information email Gerda.Rentschler@ftf.lth.se or visit

https://www.nano.lu.se/

https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Open positions (click on links for details about projects, research groups, work tasks and desirable merits)

Formation and understanding of nanoparticle-based multifunctional novel materials for green-tech applications, generated by spark ablation. (1-2 positions)
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of materials science (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Maria Messing

Smart nanomaterials: project description, work tasks, and more

Generation and characterization of functional nanostructured magnetic materials
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of synchrotron radiation research (MNFYSI01)

Main Supervisor: Rasmus Westerström

Characterization of magnetic materials: project description, work tasks, and more

Fundamental relations between information and energy – Building electronic devices that use information as fuel
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of quantum physics and devices (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Ville Maisi

Information as fuel: project description, work tasks, and more

Advanced nanostructures for photon detection and sustainable energy generation
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of synchrotron radiation research (MNFYSI01)

Main Supervisor: Jesper Wallentin

Nanostructures for photon detection: project description, work tasks, and more

Ultrafast spectroscopy for new solar energy solutions
Research subject: PhD-studies in chemical physics (NAKEKF2)

Main Supervisor: Tönu Pullerits

Ultrafast spectroscopy: project description, work tasks, and more

Biomarker detection by optical sensing with nanowires
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of optical biosensors (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Heiner Linke

Optical biosensors: project description, work tasks, and more

How does the shape of bacteria influence their capability to infect?
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of biophysics (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Jonas Tegenfeldt

Morphology & virulence: project description, work tasks, and more

The role of the mechanics of cells, extracellular matrix and associated biomolecules in cancer
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of biophysics (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Jonas Tegenfeldt

Biomechanics & cancer: project description, work tasks, and more

Solubility of amyloid beta peptide as a function of intrinsic and extrinsic factors (1-2 positions)
Research subject: PhD-studies in physical chemistry (NAKEMFK2)

Main Supervisor: Sara Linse

Solubility of amyloid beta: project description, work tasks, and more

Nanoparticles in the brain: multitalented drug carriers to target neurodegenerative disease
Research subject: PhD-studies in medical sciences, within the discipline of neuroscience

Main Supervisor: Oxana Klementieva

Nanoparticles against neurodegenerative disease: project description, work tasks, and more

Work duties
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). All doctoral students will be included in multidisciplinary and international cooperation network and a secondment in industry or a public authority, or a research visit to a university abroad, may also be part of the project.

Additional information about methods used and specific work tasks can be found at the project pages under:
https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Admission requirements
All doctoral projects have general and specific admission requirements. Above under each doctoral project, you will find the code for the subject curriculum that lists the specific admission requirements.

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

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

Physics, LTH (TEFAFF00):
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she has:

  • at least 30 second-cycle credits of relevance to the subject, of which at least 15 credits shall comprise a second-cycle degree project, or
  • an MSc in engineering physics or an associated field, or a Master’s degree in physics or an associated field.

Physics, Science faculty (MNFYSI01)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she has:

  • passed an independent project (e.g. degree project) of at least 30 credits in a relevant subject

Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually. In order to enable interdisciplinary initiatives and important specialisations in certain areas, students with qualifications in subjects other than Physics may be considered for admission.

Chemical Physics (NAKEKF2)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in chemical physics if he or she has: at least 120 second-cycle credits in chemistry of which at least 30 shall comprise a second-cycle degree project of relevance to the subject (here: Master degree in Physics, Chemical Physics, Molecular Spectroscopy, Optics or equivalent. Experience in spectroscopy and data analysis.). For chemical physics also 90 credits in physics will accepted. Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually.

Physical Chemistry (NAKEMFK2)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in physical chemistry if he or she has: at least 120 second-cycle credits in chemistry of which at least 30 shall comprise a second-cycle degree project of relevance to the subject (here: Master degree, or equivalent, with focus on physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry or equivalent, including advanced level courses in soft matter, surface- and colloid chemistry, biophysical chemistry or equivalent). Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually.

Medical Science:
To meet the requirements for specific eligibility, applicants must have:

  • at least 60 higher education credits within the subject area of third-cycle (PhD) studies.

For the specialisation in neuroscience, the subject areas comprise biophysics, biomedicine, molecular or cellular biology.

Also, the basic experience in the following subjects is a requirement:

  • biology or biophysics
  • biochemical assays or biophysical experiments
  • cell culture work (at least with cell lines)
  • mouse animal models and animal work

Requirements for all positions:

  • The student must be judged to have the potential to complete the programme
  • The student must have very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Desirable skills/knowledge are listed on the sub-page for each of the projects here:

https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Basis of assessment
Selection to postgraduate studies is based on the expected ability to perform well in the studies. The evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of the study.
  2. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  3. Written and oral communication skills
  4. Other experience relevant to postgraduate studies, such as professional experience.

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

Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at Lund University consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications must be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the specific research project(s) you are applying for corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

You will be asked to answer a number of evaluation questions when submitting the application.

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 employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment1st of September 2020 unless otherwise agreed
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions11
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1026
ContactGerda Rentschler, +46462223776
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 date04.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday May 4th, 2020

Postdoctoral position in the Department of Zoology

About the workplace

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm. The position is supervised by Prof. Ulf Jondelius, as a part of the project “Evolution of Xenacoelomorpha, an ancient animal group ” funded by the Swedish Reseach Council. The goal of this project is to perform an analysis of phylogeny, evolutionary rates and gene content of the marine animal group Xenacoelomorpha using transcriptomic and genomic data.

Work tasks

The successful candidate will manage and analyse transcriptome and genome sequencing data, perform phylogenomic analyses and write and publish scientific papers. There will be opportunities to participate in undergraduate teaching and supervision of students.

Qualifications

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. We are looking for candidates with primarily dry-lab skills in the fields of genomics, transcriptomics and phylogenomics including experience with managing, processing and analysing next-generation sequencing data. Specific experience with metazoan evolution and microscopic invertebrates constitutes an advantage, but is not strictly necessary.
The candidate must be highly motivated, creatively thinking with a collaborative attitude, have strong writing skills and a record of high-quality scientific publications. Excellent English language skills both written and spoken, are a requisite.

Scope of employment

Form of employment: Temporary employment

Scope: Full-time

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years,
Start date 1 August 2020 or as per agreement.

Application

Last application date: 01/05/2020

Reference number: 2.3.1-101-2020

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Employment

Number of positions advertised:  1

Contact

Ulf Jondelius
Professor
+46 707 838 711
ulf.jondelius@nrm.se

Union representative

Mattias Forshage, ST
08-519 540 49
Hege Vårdal, Saco-S
+46 8 519 551 93

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The Swedish Museum of Natural History strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

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Post expires on Friday May 1st, 2020

Research Assistant or Postdoc in eco-efficiency assessment of water efficient food production

The DTU Environment section Urban Water Systems is participating in a research project seeking to improve water efficiency in large food production facilities. It is a nationwide collaboration between Danish research institutions and some of the largest companies in Denmark.
 

We are seeking a research assistant or postdoc to conduct eco-efficiency assessment of the proposed water technology deployments. Eco-efficiency builds on established concepts for environmental life-cycle assessment and economic evaluation.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

You will be responsible for performing the eco-efficiency assessment of a number of concrete cases and thereupon develop a novel method for eco-efficiency screening of water technologies in the food industry. Your tasks include:

  • Contact project partners and in collaboration with them describe proposed systems for increasing water efficiency.
  • Together with project partners collect and structure environmental and economic data for proposed water technology deployments.
  • Establish mass and energy flows for the proposed systems
  • Conduct life-cycle impact assessment and analyse economic key values 
  • Evaluate the proposed systems and suggest a method for fast screening of similar systems

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or equivalent (for a research assistant) or a PhD degree or equivalent (for a postdoc).

 

We will prefer candidates experienced in life-cycle assessment and LCA modelling tools. You have an interest in environmental and water systems and the quantification of sustainability. Knowledge of economic analysis and economic evaluation such as cost-benefit analysis is an advantage. We expect you to be fluent in English (speaking/writing) and should be able to navigate and search for information in Danish technical reports.

 

You will work in collaboration with experienced researchers and engineers within water treatment and environmental assessment of water systems. We expect you you to be self-motivated, take personal responsibility for the project and actively seek advice and help regarding challenges met.

 

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 upon with the relevant union.

 

The period of employment is 6-12 months depending on your qualifications. We hope to start the employment as soon as possible.

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

Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Martin Rygaard, tel.: +45 25333188.

 
You can read more about DTU Environment at www.env.dtu.dk
 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 26 April 2020 (23:59 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)
  • Diploma (PhD, if postdoc)
  • Examples of conducted LCAs/economic assessments

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 Environment is one of the largest university departments specialising in water, environmental engineering and sustainability in Europe. The department is working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers.

Our Section Urban Water Systems focusses on sustainable management of the urban water cycle with respect to its quantity and quality. Scientific topics include: Water supply, Storm water management, Systems analysis, Climate change impact and adaptation

 

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

Deadline: 26 April 2020
Unit: DTU Environment
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Post expires on Sunday April 26th, 2020

Doctoral student in digital pathology and artificial intelligence

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

The research group

The prostate cancer group at MEB is a highly interdisciplinary and vibrant research group at the international forefront of developing and implementing precision medicine strategies for improving diagnostics and treatment of prostate cancer. The research spans world-quality data sources, innovative clinical trials, cutting edge genomics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

The work aims at improving prostate cancer care by developing artificial intelligence techniques for digital pathology data. Automated deep learning systems have shown promise in accurately grading prostate cancer. We recently published results in the leading medical journal the Lancet Oncology showing that systems based on convolutional neural networks can achieve expert pathologist-level performance. We are now looking for a doctoral student with an interest in image analysis, digital pathology and deep learning to continue this work with respect to both technical methods development and towards prospective validations in clinical trials.

The candidate is expected to absorb necessary knowledge on cancer aetiology and to maintain a high level of statistical and machine learning competence with focus on image analysis.

What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement
You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

– Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

Verification of your documentsKarolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

Skills and personal qualities

The applicant should possess a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as computer science, signal processing, machine learning, statistics or bioinformatics.

The ideal candidate is experienced in image analysis, the development of deep learning models. Experience from applications of statistics or machine learning methods in medicine and/or epidemiology are also considered strong merits, together with experience from cross-disciplinary research in a cancer research environment.

Strong programming skills (e.g. in Python, R or MATLAB) are a must, and software development experience is an advantage. Familiarity with machine learning and image analysis frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, Scikit-learn, OpenCV), whole slide image file formats, databases and high-performance cluster/cloud computing are considered merits.

Fluency in English is required, and experience of writing and publishing research articles in English is an advantage.

Personal characteristics

The applicant should be highly collegial, and be able to work well in a cross-disciplinary team as well as having the ability to work independently. Further, the applicant should know how to successfully multitask. The applicant should have excellent analytical skills, possess curiosity and creativity, and have capacity to take responsibility for research projects together with the supervisor.

Terms and conditions The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

Application process
Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

– A personal letter and a curriculum vitae (Swedish or English)
– Degree projects and previous publications, if any (Swedish or English)
– Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (Swedish or English)
– Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
– Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection
A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
– Analytical skill
– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Working hours100%
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-1077/2020
ContactMartin Eklund, martin.eklund@ki.seSara Tiste, sara.tiste@ki.se
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.seAnn Almqvist, SACO, 08-52486199, Ann.almqvist@ki.se
Last application date20.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday April 20th, 2020

PhD fellow in Computer Science & Digital Health

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Digital Health commencing 1 June 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The PhD student will be embedded within the Quality of Life technologies (QoL) lab of the Department of Computer Science. The QoL lab researchers innovative ways of computationally modelling and improving of quality of life of individuals throughout their lives.

Project description
The PhD topic will be defined within the UCPH Data+ Project titled: ” AI@CARE: Laws and Ethics and Algorithmic Bias in Healthcare” and it relates to research on computational models of bias and discrimination occurrence within the medical Artificial Intelligence (AI) – while leveraging current lab expertise in computational models behaviours, health state and Quality of Life assessment. The main longitudinal dataset that will be used within this research project contains medical records of large Danish population.

Principal supervisor is Professor Katarzyna Wac, Department of Computer Science, wac@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 91 92 78 04.

Job description

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

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad (e.g., at University of Geneva or at Stanford)
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in bioinformatics, computer science or related fields with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €44,150) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 14 April 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Katarzyna Wac, Department of Computer Science, wac@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 91 92 78 04.

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

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

Deadline: 14 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020