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Two PhD positions in Computational Catalysis

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Two PhD positions in Computational Catalysis

Department of Physics at Chalmers
Stimulated by major needs and challenges in science and a sustainable society, the ambition of the department of Physics is to foster a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We provide a competitive advantage by linking our top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and energy research with world-leading industrial R&D&I projects. We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges, from fundamental physics research, through the development of new materials such as graphene to direct industrial projects generating new inventions. We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meet engineering.

The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between four departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.

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Information about Chemical Physics
The main theme for the research at Chemical Physics is the development of sustainable energy systems by use of heterogeneous catalysis for alternative fuel production, emission control, energy storage, and fuel cells. The research is interdisciplinary with strong connections between fundamental and applied science. Chemical Physics is a dynamic and international environment that strives for scientific excellence through teamwork and combined theoretical and experimental efforts. The activity within heterogeneous catalysis is a part of the national Competence Centre for Catalysis located at Chalmers.

Information about the research

The theoretical activities at Chemical Physics focus on electronic structure calculations within the density functional theory together with mean-field modeling and Monte-Carlo simulations for reaction kinetics. By this type of multiscale modeling it is possible to bridge length and time scales. Theoretical spectroscopy is used together with experimental observations to scrutinize fundamental reaction mechanisms and processes.

The open PhD positions are directed towards computational catalysis. One of the positions concerns methods to reduce hazardeous NOx over functionalized zeolites while the other focus on CO2 reduction over nano-particles. The projects have strong connections to the existing activities at the division and include industrial collaborations. The projects will involve density functional theory calculations and development of methods to simulate reaction kinetics from first principles.

http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/research/chemicalphysics/Pages/default.aspx

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Major responsibilities
Research at a 90-100% level where the remaining part is teaching and departmental work.
Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English.

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

Qualifications
The successful candidates should have:
(1) Master of Science in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science
(2) Good communication skills in written and spoken English
(3) Able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of the project
(4) Candidates with experience in computational/theoretical physics and chemistry are meritorious.
(5) Experience in programming

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.

If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

Our offer to you
Chalmers 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 20180566 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 30th of November 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Henrik Grönbeck, Chemical Physics, ghj@chalmers.se, +46317722963


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


 

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Post expires on Friday November 30th, 2018

Postdoc: Physical Aspects of Developing System for Fast Sepsis Diagnosis

DTU Nanotech conducts cross-disciplinary research where micro- and nanotechnology is applied to a wide range of scientific disciplines, e.g., mechanics, optics, chemistry, medical technologies and biotechnology. The BioLabChip group at DTU Nanotech invites applications for one PhD and one Postdoc fellowship positions to develop advanced micro-nano-bio systems for fast sepsis diagnosis.

Background
The candidates will work for two projects, the SMARTDIAGNOS project (www.smartdiagnos.eu) and the VIVALDI project (www.vivaldi-ia.eu), which are both EU project under Horizon 2020 framework program which involves ten partners from five European countries. 

In these two projects, we aim at advancing sepsis and bacterial infection diagnosis by developing new diagnostic tools based on a number of cutting-edge micro-nano-bio and bio-photonic technologies. Sepsis and bacterial infection are big public health issues not only in EU but also worldwide because of its high incidence, mortality and economic cost. Sepsis diagnosis remains one of the greatest clinical challenges in critical care. The intended devices will enable fast and accurate identification of sepsis-related pathogens as well as their antibiotic resistance profiles, so that effective antimicrobial therapy can be initiated. Numerous steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and optical detection, will be integrated into single plastic cartridge and inserted in an instrument for an automatic assay, which will greatly simplify the current clinical analysis procedures.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task of the position is to cover physical aspects of the device development, including the chip, the setup and the readout. The work includes: (1) design, fabrication and testing of injection molded plastic chips with micro-optical structures; (2) construction and testing of a setup with temperature control, microfluidic handling and optical readout; (3) simulation of microfluidic system, (4) automation of setup and data analysis; (5) collaboration with other partners on system integration and evaluation using biological samples.

Qualifications
The successful applicant for the Position should have a background (MSc/PhD degree or equivalent) in Applied Physics, Mechanics, Chemistry, Engineering, or related disciplines, with a strong background in micro and nanofabrication, optical detection, or system design and setup. Experience with microfluidics, simulation, injection molding, and/or construction, application, automation of lab-on-a-chip systems, or molecular biological methods like PCR will be considered an advantage. The candidate should be self-driven, and independent, show prior research productivity, excellent collaboration and communication skills, interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within a competitive research field as well as have a strong interest to work together with biologists and be part of a multidisciplinary team. The candidate will have a high motivation for research, evidence of solid written and oral communication skills.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee chaired by Assoc. Prof. Anders Wolff. All applications will be reviewed to generate a short list of candidates. Potential candidates will be contacted for interview.

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. DTU Nanotech offers state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all parts of the project.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment of the Postdoc position is based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years. The start date of the position is as soon as possible.

The position will be based at the DTU Lyngby Campus, Denmark.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Anders Wolff (+45) 2245 0209, ander.wolff@nanotech.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Nanotech on www.nanotech.dtu.dk.   

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 12 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

    Cover letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.Curriculum vitae including relevant information on previous employment, research training, experience and competencies, teaching experience, scientific publications, conference presentations and list of personal references.Authorized copies of BSc, MSc, and PhD diplomas, and transcript of grades (an official translation into English).

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 Nanotech – the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology – is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 270 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.

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

Deadline: 12 November 2018
Unit: DTU Nanotech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday November 12th, 2018

PhD scholarship within Data Science

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3 year PhD–position related to development, implementation and application of data analytical methods.

Title: “Exploring the transition from traditional data analysis to large scale Machine- and Deep Learning approaches”

We consider Data Science as the merging of mathematics, statistics and programming to solve large and complex data analysis problems. Applied linear algebra, multivariate data analysis and mathematical programming are considered key areas of competence for the project. There are several associated and potential application areas at Campus Ås providing access to large and interesting datasets.

Relevant areas of research and application may include:

– Robotics: Efficient analysis and processing of sensor-, image- and video data.
– Geomatics: Segmentation- and analysis of image data using innovative Machine- and Deep Learning approaches.
– Genomics: Improving feature extraction approached and model selection strategies in predictive large scale genome analysis.
– Spectroscopy: Developing methodology for efficient processing and analysis of Hyperspectral imaging data.

The project is fully financed for three years through the MNT program from the Norwegian Ministry of Culture granted to the Top Scientist recruitment program at NMBU.

Research visits abroad can be expected.

Main tasks

Tasks will adapted to the candidates skills/interests and the current problems available for study.

Typical examples include:

– Develop, implement and apply innovative general purpose data analytical methods.

– Refine existing multivariate methods to improve numerical stability and computational speed.

– Efficient inclusion of background-/prior knowledge in constrained model selection and -validation

– Modification of existing data analysis methodology for more efficient processing of hyperspectral imaging data.

A successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

Undervisning

You need to have

A MSc in. one of the following:

  • Data Science/ Machine Learning
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics/ Statistical Learning

In addition we desire you to have:

  • Good programming skills
  • Applied- and/or Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical optimization
  • Signal processing including Image Analysis
  • Some experience with processing and analysing data collected by modern sensor technologies

You need to be:

  • Self-motivated
  • Curious and co-operative
  • Fluent in English (both written and orally)

The candidate must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow, wage framework 20 (salary grade 36-62). PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 51 (NOK 443 900) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Dr. Kristian Hovde Liland, Associate Professor in Data Science, e-mail: kristian.liland@nmbu.no,  phone +47 67 23 16 24, or Dr. Ulf Geir Indahl, Associate professor in Applied Mathematics, e-mail: ulf.indahl@nmbu.no  phone +47 67 23 16 31.

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicants

REALTEK undervisning

Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 15.11.2018

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 15.11.2018. Please quote reference number 18/05557

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About REALTEK

The Faculty of Science and Technology (Realtek) has 130 employees, about 1,100 students and 60 PhD students. The faculty offers bachelor, master, and PhD degrees in natural sciences and engineering in the fields of environmental physics and renewable energy, building and architecture, hydraulic and environmental engineering, machine, process and product development, and geomatics, and degrees in teacher’s education and pedagogics.  The workplace is in Ås, which is 30 km from Oslo.

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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

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

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

Post expires on Thursday November 15th, 2018

Postdoc in Cryogenic MRI Coil Arrays

The Department of Electrical Engineering seeks a qualified candidate for a 2-year PostDoc position in cryogenic MRI coil development for the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance (www.hypermag.dtu.dk).   

The mission of the Center is to address basic scientific questions of hyperpolarization by Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) to enable new applications of Magnetic Resonance in the study of chemical reactions in real-time in vivo and in vitro.

The CoE has high resolution NMR systems, several polarizers, a cell lab, chemistry lab and electronics labs.

The aim of this project is to examine experimentally the feasibility of achieving theoretical limit of 13C nuclei MRI signal detection.

Previous research has demonstrated, that high detection sensitivity can be achieved by implementing coil arrays, as well as reducing thermal noise using cryogenic cooling of coils and associated frontend electronics. It would then be an advantage to combine these two technologies. Proving the feasibility of this approach will facilitate the development of standardized imaging setups compatible with clinical use.

Our facilities include high resolution NMR systems, several polarizers, a cell lab, chemistry lab and electronics labs.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main outcome of the project will be a cryogenic head coil array technology ready to be implemented in clinical environment. It is a cross-disciplinary project and collaboration between the groups at DTU as well as other national and international institutions, such as Aarhus University Hospital, Rapid Biomedical, Rigshospitalet, DRCMR and others is an essential part.

The tasks and responsibilities include: 

    Evaluating different coil array configurations and identifying most promising for the present application;Develop efficient coil decoupling strategies minimizing noise correlation between array elements;Develop specification and coordinate fabrication of the cryostat;Design and implement cryogenic head coil array for 13C MRI;Coordinate efforts on mechanical and electrical safety tests end approval for clinical use;Disseminate the project results to the public and exchange of knowledge with society.The candidate is expected to contribute to developing the research portfolio within the field of MR instrumentation. Idea generation, fund raising, research impact and innovation are key performance indicators for the position.The candidate may take part in research-based teaching. Contributing to the development of a good work atmosphere and a thriving environment is essential.

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in electrical engineering.If you are currently working towards your PhD, you should submit your thesis before the employment starts as well as demonstrate your qualification by publication record in relevant highly ranked IEEE journals, such as Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems or Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques where you are the first author.

You should demonstrate experience in 

    Circuit design and testing in cryogenic environment;Fabrication of high frequency electronics;Use of VNAs, spectrum analysers, noise figure meters and other measurement equipment in circuit testing;Imaging experiments using MRI scanners;High frequency circuit design software;Knowledge dissemination through publishing in international journals. 

The position also requires, that:

      You are driven by pushing boundaries;You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments;You thrive on collaboration and teamwork.

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

      Salary and terms of employment
      The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years starting from 1 February 2019.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Vitaliy Zhurbenko, phone.: +45 4525 3820.

      You can read more about us at http://www.elektro.dtu.dk/english.    

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 2 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

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

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

      The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department within electrical and biomedical engineering. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. The department is organized into 8 groups each covering important areas of electrical and biomedical engineering. Including PhD students we have more than 275 staff members.

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

      Deadline: 2 November 2018
      Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Friday November 2nd, 2018

      Postdocs in Symmetric Post-Quantum Cryptology

      DTU Compute’s Section for Cyber Security invites applications for two appointments as a postdoctoral researcher within the area of symmetric post-quantum cryptology. The positions are available from 1 February 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

      The aim of the new position is to expand the Section’s research in symmetric cryptology and align it with potential novel threats.

      The research field of this new Postdoc position is within post-quantum security for symmetric cryptographic algorithms, both basic primitives and modes of operation. We aim to hire two postdocs with complementary skill sets: one with more focus on symmetric cryptography and cryptanalysis as well as one with more emphasis on quantum computing and algorithms.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The main tasks of these postdoc positions are to analyze existing symmetric cryptographic primitives with respect to post-quantum challenges as well as to design and evaluate new primitives to address these challenges. In this position, you will actively engage in our ongoing and prospective research activities on analysis and design of block ciphers, hash functions, authentication schemes and authentication encryption schemes from the point of view of post-quantum security. 

      External stays are planned at our research partners in Europe.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) within mathematics, computer science or electric engineering with a focus on cryptology, quantum computing or a closely related field. If you are close to completing your PhD studies your application will also be considered. You must have contributed with high-quality research to the area of cryptology, quantum computing or a closely related field.

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

      Salary and terms of employment
      The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The position is a full-time position and the employment is for 18 months. 

      The place of work is DTU Lyngby Campus.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

      Further information
      Further information can be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Andrey Bogdanov, anbog@dtu.dk.  

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 1 December 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

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

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

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

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

      Deadline: 1 December 2018
      Unit: DTU Compute
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Saturday December 1st, 2018

      One or more PhD Stipends in Quantification of perceived quality of sound fields with dynamic relations between listener and source positions (8-18078)

      At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one or more PhD stipends are open in Quantification of perceived quality of sound fields with dynamic relations between listener and source positions within the general study Programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The fully funded stipend is open for appointment from November 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

      Job description

      The introduction of metadata or “audio objects” in programme material (see ITU-R BS.2088-0, ITU-R BS.2051-0 and ISO-IEC_23008-3) means that it will be possible to increase the complexity of the reproduction system to include rendering of moveable sound objects in domestic and public environments. Alongside, augmented and mixed reality systems (AR and MR) can provide the user with complex static or dynamic sound scenarios that blend with real world sound.

      The objective for the PhD project is to develop experimental paradigms that can produce objective Sound Quality or Quality of Experience data for different scenarios e.g.:

    • Static listener position with a static position of sound sources (base line setup),
    • Fixed listener position with dynamic positions of audio objects,
    • Dynamic listening position (e.g. the listener moves around in the room) and dynamic positions of audio objects.
    • The project is a collaborative effort between Aalborg University, Bang & Olufsen a/s and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The project will primarily take place at the Section for Signal and Information Processing (SIP), Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University with secondments at Bang & Olufsen and Nanyang Technological University.

      The research activities conducted in the SIP section span from theoretical to experimental work, including among others algorithm design, scientific computing, deep learning, measurement and evaluation methodologies, and end-user testing. The application areas are rich in diversity and cover in our current research portfolio for example; acoustics, audio processing, communications technology, hearing aid research, human sound and video perception, image and video processing, multimedia technology, user experience design using biometric sensors, social robots and speech processing.

      The successful applicant must have a Master’s degree in EE including human perception of sound, sensory analysis of complex auditory stimuli, statistical analysis of sensory data, signal processing for multimedia technology or similar. Excellent undergraduate and master’s degree grades are expected. A high level of written and spoken English is also expected.

      You may obtain further information from Professor Søren Bech (phone: +45 30930243, email: sbe@es.aau.dk ) or Associate Professor Flemming Christensen  (phone: +45 9940 8708, email: fc@es.aau.dk ), Department of Electronic Systems, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

      Augmented Reality (AR): In a real-world environment whose elements are augmented (overlays) by computer-generated (CG) sensory input (sound, video, data). However, the real-world content and the CG content are not interacting.

      Mixed Reality (MR): Merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments (physical and virtual objects co-exist and interact in real time).

      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 Technical Faculty of IT and Design will decide for allocating the stipend.

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

      For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: http://www.phd.tech.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.PhD positions in Denmark are fully funded, i.e. no tuition fees, and come with a salary. The salary is subject to a pay grade system based on prior working experience since completing your undergraduate degree. The yearly gross salary is in the range 41.500 – 50.100 Euros.

      Deadline: 12 November 2018
      Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Monday November 12th, 2018

      PhD fellow in High Performance Computing

      The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in high performance computing, commencing as soon as possible.

      Description of the scientific environment 

      The Niels Bohr Institute works with all aspects of physics. The eScience group, work in the intersection of physics and computing, with a strong focus on development of new methods and tools for computational physics.

      Project description 

      The available PhD should work in high speed x-ray analysis, with a focus on online processing. Prior knowledge of computer architecture, high performance computing and hardware development in VHDL, Verilog or similar are required for this position.

      Principal supervisor is Professor Brian Vinter, Niels Bohr Institute, vinter@nbi.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 28 75 14 21.

      Job description

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

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

       

      Formal requirements  

      Applicants should hold an MSc degree in a related field 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 322.642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 55.171). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

      Application Procedure 

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

      Please include  

      • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
      • 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 1 November 2018, 23:59 GMT +1. 

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

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

      Questions 

      For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Brian Vinter, Niels Bohr Institute, vinter@nbi.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 28 75 14 21.

      General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://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: 1 November 2018
      Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
      Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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      Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

      PhD scholarship in Healthcare Design on Listening Effort and Cognitive Functioning: Towards Hearing-Integrated Care for Cognitive Health

      DTU, The Technical University of Denmark, Department of Management Engineering invites applicants for a 3-year PhD position on healthcare design focusing on “Listening effort and cognitive functioning: towards hearing-integrated care for cognitive health”, starting ideally on January 15th, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This PhD project will be based in the Engineering Systems Division and supervised by Head of Division Professor Anja Maier and will have strong ties with several clinical and research institutions in Denmark and abroad, including the Cognitive Hearing Science group at the Eriksholm Research Center (with Professor Thomas Lunner).

      The Engineering Systems Division is growing fast and is characterised by a vibrant and supportive research environment with engaged staff and strong research collaborations with leading universities and industry worldwide. Our research focuses on understanding and improving the ways in which complex socio-technical engineering systems, including healthcare systems, are designed, managed, and operated throughout their life cycles.

      The PhD candidate will be working at the intersection of cognitive hearing science, design, technology-integration and healthcare research.

      The objectives of this PhD research project are twofold: 1 – Investigate the associations between listening effort and cognitive function in middle-aged individuals showing or not signs of Cognitive Impairment. 2 – Investigate the feasibility of using listening effort testing at the point of care in memory clinics as part of the implementation of a hearing-integrative approach to managing cognitive decline.

      A seminal Lancet report on risk factors for dementia entitled “dementia, intervention, and care” exposed evidence suggesting the predominant association of hearing impairment with later onset of dementia . Hearing impairment appears to account for 9% of the predictive power of all risk factors known to be associated with the development of dementia; that is more than education (8%) and more than bearing the ApoE e4 gene variant (7%) strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

      Recent work at the Eriksholm Research Center (part of Oticon A/S) suggests the potential existence of pathways linking hearing and cognitive decline with listening effort, working memory and cognitive load as principal mediators. This PhD project aims at taking first steps towards bridging the evidence gap between the listed Lancet report and recent findings in cognitive hearing science. The project also aims at investigating how a listening effort screening test, i.e. rooted in audiology, could be integrated in current clinical management practices for people with subjective and objective cognitive complaints within the Municipality of Copenhagen.

      The project is made possible by the collaboration between DTU, the Eriksholm Research Center at Oticon A/S, The Danish Dementia Research Centre-Nationalt Videnscenter for Demens, the Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA), the Municipality of Copenhagen, and the Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (Cachet).

      Keywords include Cognitive Hearing Science, Listening Effort, Cognitive Impairment, Point-of-Care Testing, Pupillometry, Technology Integration, and Healthcare System Design.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The candidate’s responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: 

        Reviewing current screening, diagnostic and clinical management practices for cognitive impairment advocated by clinical societies and their practical implementation at the Memory Clinic in Copenhagen.Becoming proficient with the listening effort paradigm (mostly using pupillometry) and with its tenets in cognitive sciences.Help design and support a study of listening effort and cognitive function in a cohort of middle-aged citizens.Following the previous investigation, help design and support a study involving the fitting of a hearing-aid and the cognitive re-testing of individuals showing above-normal levels listening effort.Investigating system design frameworks/ strategies for integrating novel technology-based interventions into routine clinical practices: How to integrate new technology/practices into routine clinical management of cognitive decline at minimum disruption, maximum efficacy, minimum cost/time?Design, plan, implement and evaluate the most appropriate of these strategies at a memory clinic. This will involve evaluating the feasibility of using field-based audiological/listening tests (using a Virtual Reality headset and headphones) as part of the cognitive assessment test battery in selected case-studies (~3 to 5 subjects)Lead these activities in a co-creation setting, i.e. by involving neuropsychologists and nurses at the memory clinic and possibly dementia coordinators at the Municipality of Copenhagen.Research dissemination, including in peer-reviewed international conference proceedings, – journals.

      The candidate will therefore need to have or be open to acquiring cross-disciplinary knowledge at the intersection of hearing science, cognition/cognitive decline and system co-design. The student will be able to access experts in these fields among the various partners on this project. As and when appropriate, she/he will be offered a secondment at the Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA) under the supervision of Dr Dona Jayakody.

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

      The interdisciplinary nature of the project means that applicants from a broad range of backgrounds within the technical and social sciences will be considered. Preferably, candidates should hold a master’s degree in audiology, cognitive hearing science, health sciences, behavioural psychology, or design. Preference will be given to those candidates with a high level of English who can demonstrate an aptitude for empirical clinical research, conceptual work, and have the confidence to network within academic, clinical and public organisations.

      Further qualifications include: 

        Interest in engineering- and service design.Empathic interactions with various stakeholders in healthcare, including care-seeking individuals.Excellent collaboration skills. Excellent communication skills, fluent written and oral English; Danish language capability is a plus. Ability to work under deadlines with a result-driven attitude. 

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

      Assessment
      The assessment of applicants will be made by an assessment committee led by Professor Anja Maier.

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

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

      The position will be based in the Engineering Systems Division, Department of Management Engineering at DTU in Lyngby, just outside Copenhagen, Denmark.

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

      Further information  
      Further information may be obtained from Post Doctoral Research Associate Francois Patou, frpato@dtu.dk or Professor Anja Maier, amai@dtu.dk.  

      You can read more about the Engineering Systems Division at www.es.man.dtu.dk.  

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than Monday, 3 December 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        A letter motivating the application, including your research activities and ideas for the research project (cover letter, max 3-pages)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and copies of your original BSc/MSc diploma, certificates, and lists of subjects with your results as well as their official translation into English Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)Two reference contacts who may be contacted by the assessment committee

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

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

      DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimisation of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching, we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable organisation and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has ca 340 employees; including academic staff of 190 and more than 70 PhD students. More than 20 % of our employees are from abroad and in all, more than 35 different nationalities are represented at the Department.

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

      Deadline: 3 December 2018
      Unit: DTU Management Engineering
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Monday December 3rd, 2018

      PhD on Post Translational Modifications of Therapeutic Proteins

      Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD fellowship on understanding the molecular interactions that produce post translational modifications of secreted proteins and applying that knowledge towards production of pharmaceutical biologics. The project will be carried out at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in the CHO cell line engineering and development group under supervision of Dr. Lasse Ebdrup Pedersen.

      The mammalian bio-pharmaceutical industry produces therapeutic proteins to treat numerous diseases such as cancer, anemia and haemophilia. The most used mammalian cell factory is the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell. Our group is a world leading CHO research group and we seek to improve our understanding of basic cell biology in the area of protein production and to apply that knowledge to predictably produce high quantity and high quality therapeutic proteins.

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The candidate will do research in the area of post-translational modifications during protein production. The candidate will employ advanced molecular biology tools and the latest -omic technologies, including genomics, proteomics and data analysis.

      Your responsibilities will include: 

        Wet lab work on molecular biology, mammalian cell biology and high-throughput screening.Computational work on -omic data analysisDissemination of results through scientific publications, patents and conference presentations.Supervision of MSc or BSc students.

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

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. A degree in Molecular biology, Biotechnology or similar is preferred.

      The candidate should possess most of the following: 

        Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated research tasks, and also to be a part of the large research team;Team spirit and excellent collaboration skillsProficiency with sterile mammalian cell work and molecular biology techniquesComputer proficiency. Ideally proficient in python.Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment abilityExcellent communication skills, fluent written and oral EnglishWell-organized, efficient, result-oriented, have excellent record keeping abilities.

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

      Assessment
      The assessment of the applicants will be made by Lasse Ebdrup Pedersen.

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

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

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

      Workplace will be at DTU Lyngby Campus.

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Dr. Lasse Ebdrup Pedersen, laeb@biosustain.dtu.dk.  

      You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk.    

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 2 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Deadline: 2 November 2018
      Unit: Center for Biosustainability
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Friday November 2nd, 2018

      PhD position in the area of Microbial Strain Engineering and Scaled-Up Fermentation for Industrial Enzyme Production

      We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a 3-year fully funded Ph.D-studentship to join a highly international research center – The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, and become part of the Microbial Evolution and Synthetic Biology Group headed by Morten Nørholm.  

      Responsibilities and tasks
      The successful candidate will be working on contemporary synthetic biology approaches and optimizing fermentation for production of enzymes in bacteria and fungi. The position is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the successful candidate will join a team of scientists working with synthetic biology, protein production and molecular evolution. The candidate will work closely together with the Translational Core of the Center – a translational research unit focusing on microbial cell factory engineering – and with industrial partners in the industrial enzyme sector. 

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

      Preference will be given to candidates with: 

        A MSc degree in synthetic/molecular/micro biology or related discipline.Experience in state-of-the-art microbial genetic engineering. 

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

      Assessment 
      In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to grade marks during the MSc education, international experience as well as previous experience with relevant experimental work including scientific publications.  

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

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

      Workplace will be at DTU, Kemitorvet, Bygn. 220, 2800 Lyngby.
       
      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Sr. Scientist Morten Nørholm, morno@biosustain.dtu.dk.   

      You can read more about DTU Biosustain on www.novonordiskfonden.dk/en/content/novo-nordisk-foundation-center-biosustainability.   

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 17 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

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

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

      DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developing next generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production of high-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The center uses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biology ensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes. 

      The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associated technologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities and assembles world leaders in the field thus, offering a unique platform providing excellent talent development and career opportunities. 

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

      Deadline: 17 November 2018
      Unit: Center for Biosustainability
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Saturday November 17th, 2018

      PhD scholarship in 3D Print of Plastics: from Macromolecules to the Computational Fluid Dynamics

      DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the section for Manufacturing Engineering has a vacant 3-year PhD position in the recently granted project by Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF) “3D print of plastics: From Macromolecules to the Computational fluid dynamics”. The position is to be filled January 1st 2019 or soon after that.

      The versatility of 3D printing of (thermo) plastics lies in its potential to produce both functional prototypes and end-use components in standard grade engineering materials. Basically 3D printing is a computer controlled plastic extrusion process. The purpose of this PhD project is computationally to be able to predict the shaping of 3D printed plastic components.

      Responsibilities and tasks  

        Are you interested in 3D printing perhaps you are our new PhD student.

      The overall tasks in this PhD project are to (1) make a computational model – running on parallel super-computers – of the 3D print nozzle head and (2) be able to predict the measured complex shape of the deposited plastic from a 3D printer nozzle.

      You will work with 3D print equipment, using microscopic methods and thermal imaging. You will be responsible for the maintaining and development of our 3D finite element code, dedicated to model flow of plastics. You will work in close collaboration with a group of senior scientists, technicians as well as Post Docs and PhDs. A detailed description of your computer experience and coding skills has to be a part of the application.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. Experience with computational physics using high performance computers is an advantage.

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

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

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

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Henrik Koblitz Rasmussen, E-mail: hkra@mek.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 6816.

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

      Application
      Please submit your online application no later than 18 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

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

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

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

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

      DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
      Deadline: 18 November 2018
      Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Sunday November 18th, 2018

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

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

      Job description


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

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

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

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

      Qualification requirements
      The following qualifications will be required:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Agreement

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

      Deadline: 9 November 2018
      Unit: Department of Health Science and Technology
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Friday November 9th, 2018

      Postdoc in Machine Learning for Educational Technology

      DTU Compute’s Section for Cognitive Systems, invites applications for an appointment as postdoc. The postdoc position is funded by the Innovation Foundation Denmark’s project “ATEL Teaching platform for developing and automatically tracking early stage literacy skills”. The project’s aim is to support early stage writing and to build a platform with automated scoring that over time will help reduce literacy difficulties among children. 

      The position is available from December 1, 2018 or according to mutual agreement. The postdoc position is initially available for one year and may be extended on mutual agreement.

      The Section for Cognitive Systems is a lively and research oriented group of scientists and support staff with a shared interest in information processing in man and computer, and a particular focus on the signals they exchange – audio, imagery, behavior – and the opportunities these signals offer for modeling and engineering of cognitive systems. 

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

      Responsibilities and tasks
      Research, develop and apply deep learning based natural language processing for predicting syntactically correct and semantically relevant Danish sentences based on students’ writing and image metadata. Research, develop and apply Bayesian machine learning models of the dynamics of students’ writing proficiency.

      Qualifications
      The right candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in mathematical modelling and computing, computational science and engineering or equivalent academic qualifications. Candidates must document advanced machine learning skills, e.g., through publications in top machine learning conferences. You must have experience in Bayesian machine learning and have a keen interest in deep learning for natural language processing. You must have excellent communication skills (writing and speaking) in English and share our dedication to solve hard problems in educational technology. The project is interdisciplinary and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills with people with different knowledge and background are essential. Finally, you should be interested in teaching and public dissemination within the partnership and in supervising master and bachelor students.

      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. 

      The university is located in the greater Copenhagen area, and consequently most staff and students live in Copenhagen. This often named as the best city in the world to live, and for good reasons. It is world renowned for food, art, music, architecture, biking, the Scandinavian “hygge” and much more.

      Salary and terms of employment
      The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The postdoc position is full-time and initially available for one year. 

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

      Further information
      Further information may be obtained from Professor Lars Kai Hansen lkai@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3889.

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

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 31 October 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

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

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

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

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

      Deadline: 31 October 2018
      Unit: DTU Compute
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

      Postdoc­toral re­searcher, tools and al­gorithms in sup­port of hu­man­it­ies/​so­cial sci­ences research

      Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the top 100 multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The Faculty of Arts is Finland’s oldest institution for teaching and research in the humanities and the largest in terms of the structure and range of disciplines. It is also a significant international community fostering research, education and cultural interaction.

      HELDIG (http://heldig.fi/), recently founded as a major strategic profiling initiative at the university and the Faculty of Arts, is the university’s centre for digital humanities. One of the objectives of HELDIG is to develop cutting edge interdisciplinary research groups, where computer scientists collaborate with researchers in the humanities and social sciences to develop tools and algorithms capable of tackling the complexity of humanities data and research questions.

      The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of a

      POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN COMPUTER SCIENCE / DIGITAL HUMANITIES

      for a three-year fixed-term period (the starting date of which can be negotiated) in the area of human computer interaction / interaction design, data science, or digital humanities. An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, as well as have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. We particularly appreciate applicants with a proven track record in multidisciplinary collaboration and an aptitude for applied research and development.

      The successful candidate will become part of a multidisciplinary research group that interacts with multiple national and international projects inside the remit of digital humanities/computational social sciences, investigating the complexities in data and process the projects encounter, and then devising tools and algorithms capable of tackling that complexity (please see more at http://heldig.fi/hssci).

      The main duties will include full-time research and participation in external funding applications. The post will require both independent and collaborative scholarly publishing, as well as teaching (5-10% of the annual working time) and other tasks. All candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English.

      The salary for the position is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The annual gross salary range varies between 40,000 and 50,000 euros, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. There is a six-month trial period for the position.

      Please submit your application as a single pdf file which includes the following documents in English:

      1) A curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
      2) A list of publications
      3) A statement (max 3 pages) outlining how the applicant’s expertise could contribute to the specified research area
      4) A summary (max. 2 pages) on the applicant’s previous scholarly activities including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, success in obtaining research funding
      5) Sample publications or other samples of scholarly writing

      Further information on the position can be obtained from professor Eetu Mäkelä, eetu.makela@helsinki.fi.

      For information on the university as employer, please see: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university.

      Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is November 12, 2018.

      In case you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

      Due date

      12.11.2018 23:59 EET

      Post expires on Monday November 12th, 2018

      Postdoctoral researcher in bioinformatics

      Post expires on Thursday November 15th, 2018

      Doctoral student (licentiate) on internal erosion in dams

      Kungliga Tekniska högskolan,

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

      Project description

      Third-cycle subject: Civil Engineering with specialization in hydrologic and hydraulic engineering

      The announced position is placed under the research group for River Engineering, where the research is focused on basic hydrology and hydraulic engineering, often related to various water resources and environmental problems or hydropower. The PhD student project is funded by the Swedish Hydroelectric Center (www.svc.nu) and will be conducted in cooperation with the hydropower industry.

      This project aims at improving imporved knowledge of internal erosion in embankment dams, which is of major importance for the safety of hydropower dams and for supporting the safe transition to a completely renewable energy system. You will conduct physical (laboratory) experiments that investigate phenomenologically the erosion process and develop mathematical tools that can be used analyses of these processes.

      You should have a mathematical / analytical interest and basic university education in physics and mathematics, preferably by a Master of Science degree. It is a desirable that you have competence in chemistry and geoscience, especially hydrology. To be admitted to postgraduate studies, you must have passed an equivalent of at least 240 higher education credits.

      The position requires that you speak unobtrusively in English and Swedish in spoken and written terms.

      What we offer

      Eligibility

      To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

      • passed a degree at advanced level,
      • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
      • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

      Selection

      In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

      • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
      • ability to collaborate with others,
      • have a professional approach and
      • analyse and work with complex issues.

      Target degree: Licentiatexam

      Information regarding admission and employment

      Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

      Union representatives

      You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH’s website.

      Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

      You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.

      Application

      Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

      Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

      Applications must include the following elements:

      • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
      • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
      • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
      • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

      Other

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

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

      We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

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

      Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
      Contract type Full time
      First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
      Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
      Number of positions 1
      Working hours 100%
      City Stockholm
      County Stockholms län
      Country Sweden
      Reference number A-2018-1566
      Contact
      • Anders Wörman, Professor, worman@kth.se
      Last application date 11.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

      Post expires on Sunday November 11th, 2018

      Doctoral student positions in Networked Systems (2 positions)

      Kungliga Tekniska högskolan,

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

      Project description

      The advertised doctoral student positions are within an ambitious, 5-year European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Project titled “ULTRA”. In this 2 Million EUR project, we want to dramatically change the way Internet Services are constructed.

      Your work will entail design, implementation, and evaluation of distributed systems and networks for building ultra-low latency Internet services. Examples include advanced highly streamlined server software, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) chains at the true speed of the underlying hardware, intra datacenter load-balancing, and agile and efficient geo-distributed data storage systems that meet their Service Level Objectives.

      You will be part of the Network Systems Laboratory (NSLab), with your studies supervised by Professor Dejan Kostic.

      In addition to your doctoral studies, you will be expected to teach or perform other departmental duties up to 20% of full-time. Doctoral student employment at KTH offers excellent conditions with competitive salaries, health care, social security, and contributions to pension funds.

      What we offer

      Eligibility

      To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

      • passed a degree at advanced level,
      • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
      • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

      Selection

      The applicant should hold a Master’s of Science degree or a similar degree which fulfills the entry requirements for doctoral studies at KTH.

      A successful candidate needs to have: (1) a strong background in distributed systems, networking,

      programming, and operating systems, (2) excellent knowledge of written and spoken English

      In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

      • ability to independently pursue his or her work,
      • ability to collaborate with others,
      • have a professional approach and
      • analyse and work with complex issues.

      Information regarding admission and employment

      Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

      Union representatives

      You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH’s website.

      Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

      You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.

      Application

      Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

      Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

      Applications must include the following elements:

      Curriculum vitae: a document of up to four (4) pages, including all your relevant academic, professional and other achievements, and experience.

      An official copy of the MSc (or equivalent) degree certificate and academic transcript. For applicants in the process of obtaining the MSc (or equivalent) degree, they must state with supporting document the expected date of degree completion.

      Statement of purpose: Please state why you wish to pursue a doctoral degree in these research topics,giving an account of your academic interests and your background. Maximum two (2) pages long.

      Representative publications or technical reports: Please provide, if any, up to maximum two (2) documents, no longer than ten (10) pages each. For longer documents (e.g., project theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

      Other

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

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

      We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

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

      Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
      Contract type Full time
      First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
      Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
      Number of positions 2
      Working hours 100%
      City Stockholm
      County Stockholms län
      Country Sweden
      Reference number J-2018-1822
      Contact
      • Dejan Kostic / Professor, dmk@kth.se
      • Petra Persson, petrp@kth.se
      Last application date 03.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

      Post expires on Monday December 3rd, 2018

      Doctoral position, one or several, in Computational Linguistics

      Doctoral position, one or several, in Computational Linguistics

      The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the Faculty of Arts has about 100 staff members and a student body corresponding to about 350 full-time equivalents. It is home to a large number of national and international research projects and offers courses and degree programs for philosophers, logicians, linguists, language technologists, theorists of science, historians of philosophy, philologists and philosophy teachers. The Department also arranges doctoral education and development work in its various academic domains.

      The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) is based in FLoV at the University of Gothenburg, and is funded by a 10 year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modelling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction. For a description of CLASP see http://flov.gu.se/clasp

      Subject

      Computational Linguistics

      Job assignments

      The successful candidate is expected to devote her or his time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and to write a doctoral dissertation. He or she may, however, also undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to her or his dissertation topic. Such duties extend the position accordingly. As the position is funded in part by a research grant from the Swedish Research Council the successful candidate should write her or his doctoral thesis within one of the CLASP’s core areas and the research should fit in within the research programme of the centre. People working on one or more of this areas as well as their interface, are strongly encouraged to apply.

      More specifically, people in CLASP are currently conducting research in linguistics and computational linguistics using ideas from the following research areas:

       

      • Type Theory (or logics) and probability
      • Machine Learning including Deep Learning and Neural Networks
      • Theorem Proving and Bayesian Reasoning
      • Formal Models of Dialogue and Linguistic Interaction
      • Combining logical and Machine Learning/Deep Learning approaches
      • Models combining language and perception

      Applicants with interests in these or related domains are encouraged to apply. The doctoral student is also expected to participate in the department’s activities, such as workshops, seminars and conferences.

       

      Eligibility

      The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programs are: a second-cycle qualification/degree and at least 240 higher education (HE) credits for courses of which at least 60 HE credits are awarded in the second-cycle; or equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

      In addition, admission to the third-cycle programmer in Computational Linguistics at the University of Gothenburg also requires:

      At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, or equivalent qualifications,

      or

      At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 2 (Linguistics or Cognitive Science), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first or second level courses in subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing) or subject area 3 (Computer Science, Logic, or Mathematics), or equivalent qualifications

      or

      At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 3 (Computer Science, Logic or Mathematics), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first or second-level courses in subject area 2 (Linguistics or Cognitive Science) or subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing), or equivalent qualifications.

      The necessary English skills that are needed in order to be able to benefit from compulsory parts of the course and to be able to actively participate in seminars and similar activities, are also required.

      For further information about the general and specific requirements please refer to study syllabus at the following link:
      http://flov.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-studies-third-cycle/postgraduate-subjects

      Assessment

      Following the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the study programme and on the Department’s resources to supervise them.

      To facilitate the selection process, applicants must submit:

      1. Thesis and degree projects
      2. A project draft describing the applicant’s desired focus of research as well as which theories, methods and material they are planning to use.

      Admissions and selections are conditional on the Department’s resources to supervise within the doctoral student’s focus of research as well as the compatibility of the candidate’s project proposal with CLASP’s areas of research. In addition to the assessment of the submitted application the process may also include interviews. For a more detailed account of the selection process please refer to the study syllabus above.

      Employment

      Type of employment: Fixed-term employment

      Extent: 100 %

      Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg

      First day of employment: 2019-01-15

      Apart from his or her own third-cycle education, the successful applicant may also be expected to do service in education, research (unrelated to the thesis) and administration. The employment is for one year. It can be extended with a maximum of two years at a time. The total employment cannot exceed four years third cycle education, full time.

      Employment Procedure

      Selection, interviews and assessment is made by a recruitment group at the department. A list of top-ranked applicants is then presented based on the information provided by the applicants (based on merit, quality of submitted works, quality of research proposal, and availability of qualified supervisors). The top-ranked candidates may be invited to interviews (in Gothenburg or via video link).

      For further information please contact:

      Lena Eriksson, Associate head of department, +46-31-786 4184, lena.eriksson@theorysc.gu.se

      Helena Bjärnlind, HR Administrator, + 46 31-786 4570, helena.bjarnlind@gu.se

      Unions

      Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

      How to apply

      In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

      Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent in two copies to the following address and marked with reference number. University of Gothenburg, Att: HR Administrator, FLoV, Box 200, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.

      Applications should be written in English.

      The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

      Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final.

      The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

      Post expires on Wednesday December 5th, 2018

      Postdoc in Super Resolution Ultrasound Imaging

      A 3-year postdoc position is available at the Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging (CFU) at the Department of Electrical Engineering from December 2018. The project is co-funded by the Innovation Foundation project on Super Resolution Ultrasound Imaging. The project is carried out in collaboration between CFU at DTU Elektro, DTU Nanotech, BK Medical, the University of Copenhagen, and the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet).

      CFU develops new advanced ultrasound imaging methods encompassing algorithms, their simulation, development of research scanners, implementations, and clinical validation. Since CFU was established in 1998, it has educated more than 40 PhDs in advanced ultrasound imaging and has extensive laboratory facilities for ultrasound research. CFU has been a pioneer in developing ultrasound vector flow imaging, synthetic aperture imaging, ultrasound simulation (Field II), and advanced research scanners (RASMUS/SARUS).

      The purpose of the project is to develop methods for ultrasound super resolution imaging, which can attain a resolution in the micrometre range and hereby visualize the smallest vessels in the body and their blood flow. The project seeks to accomplish this in three-dimensional scans using row-column arrays and ultrasound contrast agents. The postdoc position addresses the image processing part of the project and collaborates with the other team members on the ultrasound imaging, experimentation, and translation to pre-clinical use.

      Responsibilities and tasks 
      You will be responsible for the super resolution processing pipeline developed at CFU during the project. This includes the full image processing from individual measured transducer signals to the final visualized 3-D volume of perfusion data and the quantification of this. 

        Your responsibility will be to develop the processing pipeline and make it usable for all partners in the projectYou will contribute to write algorithms for ultrasound beamforming, segmentation, tracking of bubbles, and the final 3-D visualizationYour research will include developing the algorithms, parallelizing and optimizing them for running on our 3000 core CPU cluster and our newest GPU cluster based on Nvidia Volta chips.You will engage in writing code in Matlab with parts based on Googles Tensor Flow library and possible on OpenCLYou will also participate in laboratory experiments on phantom objects, simulation of ultrasound signals, and on the final pre-clinical test of the developed methods

      The research is conducted in a truly multi-disciplinary environment. The special focus is on making methods usable in the clinic and translating them to commercial implementations for the benefit of patient diagnosis and care.

      Qualifications
      Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent, and with a strong background in ultrasound imaging signal processing and image processing. You will be actively involved in the daily work at CFU participating in both the research and guiding PhD and MSc students in their projects. You are driven by: 

        Quality of development and on timely resultsStrong publication recordExploring boundariesEnjoy working with complex topicsPersonal and team accomplishmentsDialogue and feedback as the best foundation for sound decision making

      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 an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

      Salary and terms of employment
      The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is from 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2021. 

      You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

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

      You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering on www.elektro.dtu.dk.   

      Application procedure
      Please submit your online application no later than 15 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

        Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

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

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

      The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department at DTU in electrical, biomedical engineering and acoustic technology. It is our goal to ensure an engineering training and research, which matches that of other leading universities around the world. The department is organized into sections each covering important areas of electrical, biomedical engineering and acoustic technologies. Including PhD students we have a total of 275 staff members. 

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

      Deadline: 15 November 2018
      Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
      Read the job description and apply online

      Post expires on Thursday November 15th, 2018