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Up to 3 PhD positions on Software Security

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. TheDepartment currently has about 280 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. More info: http://www.it.uu.se

Duties/Project description:

The topic for the PhD positions is to develop techniques for software security, in particular for detecting and removing security vulnerabilities in software. Since vulnerabilities in such software can lead to huge damages when exploited (e.g., through XSS attacks to obtain confidential information, or by taking over vulnerable IoT devices to form botnets), it is important that software components are bug-free and correctly implement security services.

Techniques that the positions will focus on include testing using fuzzing, taint analysis, model learning, program analysis, verification, symbolic execution supported by constraint solving and SMT. Among the goals is to significantly extend the power and scalability of such techniques to real-world code bases; one foreseen application is to to analyize the widely-used Contiki OS for IoT, implementations of widely used security protocols, such as TLS and DTLS.

Research environment:

The positions are funded by recent five-year grants from SSF (the Foundation for Strategic Research, see https://assist-project.github.io) that bring together several research groups at Uppsala University (Bengt Jonsson, Parosh Abdulla, Mohammed Faouzi Atig, Philipp Ruemmer, Kostis Sagonas, Wang Yi) that are world-renowned in the fields of automated verification, programming language implementation, and testing. Past contributions include the UPPAAL model checker, high-impact techniques and tools for testing and verification of multithreaded software, including Concuerror and Nidhugg, and the native-code compiler and several tools for the Erlang programming language. Members received the CAV (Computer-Aided Verification) Award, the most prestigious academic award in the area, both in 2013 (Wang Yi) and in 2017 (Parosh Abdulla and Bengt Jonsson). The work is performed in collaboration with partners at RISE SICS (Luca Mottola, Thiemo Voigt) that contribute to developing the ContikiOS, and the SICS Security lab (Shahid Raza).

Requirements:

The candidate should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent, in a field which is relevant for the work. We expect the candidate to be fluent in verbal and written English.

It is helpful to have a good background in some of the fields of testing, security, program analysis, compiler techniques, model checking, formal verification, software engineering, and similar, as well as to be proficient in implementing non-trivial algorithms.

The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching) as well as taking graduate courses. The candidate will be expected to teach in English or Swedish.

Application:

The application should include a statement of purpose, motivating preferred research directions. The application should further include a description of past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis (or a draft thereof), relevant publications, and other relevant documents. The candidates should indicate the earliest feasible starting date of employment and are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. 

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: As agreed upon, temporary position.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact

Bengt Jonsson (bengt.jonsson@it.uu.se), Philipp Ruemmer (philipp.ruemmer@it.uu.se), eller Kostis Sagonas (kostis@it.uu.se)

Please submit your application by 15 March 2019, UFV-PA 2019/569.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

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

Placement: Department of Information Technology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/569

Last application date: 2019-03-15

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Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Sensory and Consumer Science

Applications are invited for a position in Sensory and Consumer Science at SDU Innovation and Design Engineering, Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark in Odense. The position is available from May 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is funded by the European project “SHEALTHY” which focuses non-thermal physical technologies to preserve fresh and minimally processed fruit and vegetables (F&V). In the project, the postdoc position will initiate and conduct research on consumer perception of non-thermal technologies as well as sensory evaluation and consumer acceptance of F&V treated with mild-technologies. The successful applicant will have documented experience and interest in sensory science, and consumer research with an emphasis on quantitative methods.  

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in sensory science, consumer science, food science or a closely related field;
  • A proven track record of first authored publication in relevant journals;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • High motivation and work ethics, excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, independence, skills in efficient project planning and execution.

Additional qualifications (not mandatory) that will contribute to a positive evaluation:

  • Experience in conducting large-scale online surveys and/or with cross-cultural consumer research;
  • Previous research experience related to consumer perception of F&V;
  • Fluency in Danish.

Inquiries on the position can be made to Associate Professor Davide Giacalone (dg@iti.sdu.dk).

Conditions of employment
The position is available for a 20-months period.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The main tasks for this position are to conduct research within the SHEALTHY project and disseminate results. A limited amount of research-based teaching and student supervision may be requested.

This position is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no SHEALTHY – 817936 and thereby funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

Requirements for the position
Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

Applications will be assessed by an expert. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment panel.

An interview might be part of the assessment process.

Application

Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Please read guidelines for applicants.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The applications must include:

•A cover letter (max 2 pages) describing the applicant’s background, qualifications and motivation for applying for this particular position
• Curriculum Vitae
• Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – Danish or English transcripts
• A research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work. 
• List of publications indicating the publications attached
• Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-fil

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

The application must be in English.

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

Four PhDs/Postdocs in Computational Biology of Childhood Cancer

DTU Health Tech is seeking several PhDs and full-time postdocs for the Disease Data Intelligence group headed by associate professor Ramneek Gupta, to work in close collaboration with professor Kjeld Schmiegelow’s childhood oncology group and the Department of Clinical Genetics at Rigshospitalet. The collaboration further extends to clinical and research groups in Lund, Sweden, as part of the EU inter-regional cooperation effort iCOPE (Interregional Childhood Oncology Precision medicine Exploration).

The Disease Data Intelligence group at DTU is part of the Section of Bioinformatics at the department that houses seven internationally-diverse research groups in an open collaboratory atmosphere, and continuing synergy with other research groups at DTU. The Section has priority access to a large life-sciences dedicated supercomputer and co-develops the bioinformatics environment on this platform. All PhD studies at the Section are in English, and there is a strong emphasis on internationalisation for Danish PhDs including an expectation to present at international conferences and workshops.

The childhood oncology center at Rigshospitalet is the largest of its kind in the Nordic/Baltic region, and includes a research lab that addresses cancer etiology, tumor biology, pharmacology of anticancer agents, toxicology, psychosocial aspects/rehabilitation, and clinical trials.

Responsibilities and tasks 
A multitude of data is being rapidly gathered on children with cancer, including germline whole genome sequencing, tumour mutations and gene expression, as well as blood biochemistry and drug measurements to complement precise and longitudinal clinical phenotyping. For subsets of patients this also includes gene methylation, gut microbiome and single-cell sequencing. Responsibilities in these positions are to advance our research in translational oncology from the molecular basis of disease and clinical interpretation of germline and tumour genetics to prediction of treatment outcome and toxicities, and ultimately guidance of therapy. The current recruitment will address, amongst others, the following areas: 

  • The germline-somatic continuum of childhood cancer: impact on tumorigenesis, disease prognosis and treatment outcome and toxicities
  • Clonal heterogeneity and tumour evolution
  • Clinical interpretation of actionable germline and somatic variants
  • Prioritisation of genomic variants of unknown significance
  • Functional landscape of sequence and structural variants
  • Mapping of disease oligoclonality at diagnosis and during therapy
  • Pharmacogenetic alterations, DNA repair pathways and treatment response
  • Machine learning on treatment efficacy and toxicities in groups of patients (tumour expression, tumor mutational signatures, predisposition variants, epigenetic alterations) 
Candidates will be computational biologists with strong communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with biologists and clinicians. Supervision will be available in computational biology, disease and treatment clinical aspects and clinical genetics, to facilitate candidates independently driving their research areas.

The position is based at DTU with some time spent at the childhood oncology research groups at Rigshospitalet to enhance translational research, and up to 25% at clinical and research facilities in Lund, which are the Swedish cooperative partners on the iCOPE Project.

Qualifications
Candidates should be able to exhibit the following personal and professional qualifications: 
  • Comfortable at the UNIX command-line and basic data manipulation
  • Programming in R and perl, python or similar
  • Database skills and experience with high-performance computing are an advantage
  • Experience in clinical or disease areas is an advantage, as is experience with handling and interpreting complex data
  • An active interest in solving life sciences problems, and an aptitude for biology
  • Strong written and spoken level of English
  • You enjoy teaching, and helping colleagues with your skills and knowledge
  • You enjoy working with complex topics
  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments
  • Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU
In addition, candidates will need the following qualifications:

For Postdoc positions:
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Bioinformatics or Clinical/Life Sciences. A PhD degree in Computer Science can also be considered if coupled with research experience in life sciences.

For PhD positions:
Candidates should have a master’s degree in bioinformatics, life sciences, computer science, engineering, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

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

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

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

The period of employment is 3 years, starting from 1 April 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter. 

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.   

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Ramneek Gupta, +45 2173 9942, ramg@dtu.dk or Professor Kjeld Schmiegelow +45 3545 4266, kjeld.schmiegelow@regionh.dk.  

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 11 March 2019 (local time).   Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • For PhD candidates: Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • For postdoctoral candidates: List of publications
PhD 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, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Health Technology (DTU Health Tech) is a newly established international research department with around 400 employees as well as guests and students from both home and abroad. DTU Health Tech is an interdisciplinary department that combines the fields of computer science, physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics to allow researchers to find new ways of innovating the technologies of the future. Three academic divisions, Biopharma, Imaging & Biosensors and Digital Health & Biological Modelling, provide the department a broad and interdisciplinary focus in research, innovation and education. Our aim is to become a world-class research platform capable of fostering new technology and new solutions that can improve the quality of patient care and public health and well-being.    

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: 11 March 2019
Unit: DTU Health Technology
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Post expires on Monday March 11th, 2019

Postdoc in Formal Methods and IoT

DTU Compute’s Sections for Formal Methods and for Embedded Systems Engineering, invite applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years within the area of formal methods and IoT security. The position is full-time starting as soon as possible, according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the areas of formal methods, IoT security, and secure-by-design software development.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will expand and contribute to the sections’ research activities in the above mentioned areas, in particular within the H2020 project CyberSec4Europe, that aims at establishing and operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe.

We expect that the candidate will be able to contribute to
 

  • Identifying challenges to early stages of the development of secure software for IoT/cloud/fog/edge platforms.
  • Investigate formal methods techniques to support secure-by-design software development for IoT/cloud/fog/edge.
Qualifications 
  • A completed or close-to-completion Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar disciplines is required
  • Research background in at least one of the following areas: security and privacy, formal methods, distributed systems (IoT/cloud/fog/edge), software engineering
  • Publication record in reputable venues in the above areas
  • Experience in collaborative research projects
  • Excellent English skills
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information please contact Alberto Lluch Lafuente, albl@dtu.dk, Head of the Section for Formal methods and Associate Professor, or Nicola Dragoni, ndra@dtu.dk, Associate Professor in Embedded Systems Engineering.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Ph.D. dissertation (if completed and not publicly available)
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: 30 April 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc in Formal Methods and Security Intelligence

DTU Compute’s Sections for Formal Methods and for Cyber Security, invite applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years within the area of formal methods and security intelligence. The position is full-time starting as soon as possible, according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the areas of formal methods, security intelligence, privacy, and secure-by-design software development.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will expand and contribute to the sections’ research activities in the above mentioned areas, in particular within the H2020 project CyberSec4Europe, that aims at establishing and operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe.

We expect that the candidate will be able to contribute to
 

  • Identify challenges to the development of privacy-preserving security intelligence software (i.e. software based on artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics for threat detection).
  • Investigate formal methods techniques to support privacy-preserving security intelligence software.
Qualifications
  • A completed or close-to-completion Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar disciplines is required
  • Research background in at least one of the following areas: security and privacy, formal methods, applications of ML/AI to security and privacy, security intelligence
  • Publication record in reputable venues in the above areas
  • Experience in collaborative research projects
  • Excellent English skills
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information please contact Alberto Lluch Lafuente, albl@dtu.dk, Head of the Section for Formal Methods and Associate Professor, or Christian D. Jensen, cdje@dtu.dk, Head of the section for Cyber Security.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Ph.D. dissertation (if completed and not publicly available)
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: 30 April 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

PhD fellowship in rock physics models for improved 4D seismic interpretation – IV-97/19

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 3 years PhD Fellowship at Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP), NTNU. The work will be a part of the project: Improved prediction of stress and pore-pressure changes in the overburden for infill drilling at SINTEF’s Department of Petroleum, that is supported by the industry and the Research Council. The main objective of this project is to provide calibrated rock-mechanical and rock-physical models for overburden rocks for prediction of stress- and pore-pressure changes in the overburden of a depleting reservoir.

The position reports to Head of Department

Job description

  • The PhD project aims to study the impact of stress and strain changes in the subsurface, particularly in the overburden, on time-shifts observed in repeated (4D) seismic.
  • This work aims to quantify and demonstrate important signatures in 4D data for the quantification of altered mechanical properties of the subsurface resulting from reservoir production (depletion).
  • Part of the work is to study the impact from overburden stress paths (directional stress variations) and offsets (ray-paths) on time-shifts.
  • To achieve this goal, rock physics, geomechanics and geophysics must be successfully integrated in the study.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong relevant academic background in physics, geophysics, petroleum engineering, mechanics or related disciplines with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Experience in computer simulations of mechanics and/or wave propagation (e.g. finite difference and finite element methods) is an advantage. Depending on the background of the candidate, part of the work may be experimental involving planning, acquisition and analysis of static and dynamic data obtained from long term tests on field cores. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

Other qualifications

  • Proficiency in oral and written English is a must.

Personal characteristics

  • A high level of personal responsibility and initiative
  • Work independently as well as in team in accordance with the project objectives

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years without required duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in engineering  (https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme). 

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Rune Martin Holt, e-mail: rune.holt@ntnu.no.

About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-97/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 25.03.2019

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

We conduct teaching and research related to management of Earth’s geological resources. Norway’s rich resources of wind, water, oil, gas and minerals have been and are essential to the country’s prosperity, and will continue to be in the future. The Department plays a key role in the development of technology and the education of graduates who enable value creation based on our natural resources. The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

25.03.2019

Post expires on Monday March 25th, 2019

Postdoc in Biophysical Studies of Protein Aggregation and Phase Separation

The newly established research group of Prof. Alexander K. Buell (start April 2019) at DTU Bioengineering is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow, to start as soon as possible. Our research group will be situated within the section of Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, where world-leading expertise in protein chemistry and structural biology is concentrated. Our laboratory performs cutting edge experimental research in the field of protein and peptide self-assembly and aggregation. The applied methods include protein engineering as well as various spectroscopy, scattering, biosensing and microfluidics techniques and we work on a wide variety of proteins, from simple model systems to disease-related proteins. The overall aim of our research is to achieve a profound mechanistic understanding of protein and peptide assembly into ordered (fibrillar, crystalline) and disorderd (amorphous, liquid droplet) condensed phases and of the physico-chemical factors that drive it. To achieve these goals, we also collaborate with structural, computational and medical biologists. The motivation behind our research is to enable rational control of such assembly processes in the context of human disorders, protein biotechnology as well as in the creation of novel types of functional biomaterials.

 
Research project

Liquid-liquid phase separation of proteins and the formation of membrane-less organelles are increasingly recognised as important phenomena involved in the regulation of key cellular processes in space and time. The postdoctoral fellow will study these phenomena by creating non-equilibrium scenarios within microfluidic devices that mimic their biological counterparts and bridge the gap between traditional test tube experiments and experiments within living systems. In particular, an important aim will also be to establish the link between functional phase separation and deleterious aggregation of proteins.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The successful candidate will contribute to the establishment of a new line of research in the laboratory, the study of biologically relevant liquid-liquid phase separation. The tasks consist in producing and purifying several different proteins that have been found to phase separate in vitro and in vivo. The candidate will then go on to study the phase separation behaviour inside microfluidic devices, which he or she will be designing, producing and operating. Further tasks will include:

  • Assistance in and involvement with other research projects and topics in the group
  • Help with the supervision of PhD students
  • Taking responsibility for the functioning of research equipment
  • Experimental design, data analysis, writing of scientific articles and presentations at conferences

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in molecular biology, biophysics or related fields. The successful candidate should:

  • Have a documented track record in protein technology (expression and purification of recombinant proteins from different expression systems)
  • Be interested in the quantitative study of biomolecular systems in vitro
  • Be highly motivated to drive a challenging research project
  • Feel comfortable in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment of mutual support and encouragement
  • Have a strong track record in the generation, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of scientific results (as demonstrated by publications, oral presentations outreach)
  • Have experience (or the willingness to aquire it) in protein biophysics

Experience in the fabrication and operation of microfluidic devices is desirable but not a definitive requirement.

 
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
The period of employment is 2 years.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexander K. Buell.

 
Presently to be contacted through: alexander.buell@hhu.de
 
 

You can read more about the Department of Bioengineering at DTU at: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019 (24:00 local time)

 

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees

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

 

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

PhD Scholarship in the High Throughput Exploration of the Sequence-dependence of Protein Aggregation

The newly established research group of Prof. Alexander K. Buell (start April 2019) at DTU Bioengineering is recruiting a PhD student, to start as soon as possible. Our research group will be situated within the section of Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, where world-leading expertise in protein chemistry and structural biology is concentrated. Our laboratory performs cutting edge experimental research in the field of protein and peptide self-assembly and aggregation.

The applied methods include protein engineering as well as various spectroscopy, scattering, biosensing and microfluidics techniques and we work on a wide variety of proteins, from simple model systems to disease-related proteins.

The overall aim of our research is to achieve a profound mechanistic understanding of protein and peptide assembly into ordered (fibrillar, crystalline) and disorderd (amorphous, liquid droplet) condensed phases and of the physico-chemical factors that drive it. To achieve these goals, we also collaborate with structural, computational and medical biologists. The motivation behind our research is to enable rational control of such assembly processes in the context of human disorders, protein biotechnology as well as in the creation of novel types of functional biomaterials.

 
Research project

Despite much effort, it is still not possible to quantitatively predict the effect of changes in amino acid sequence on the kinetics and thermodynamics of the individual mechanistic steps of protein aggregation into amyloid fibrils. The aim of this project is to use a combination of high throughput experimental approaches in protein engineering, protein production and their biophysical characterisation in order to explore the sequence space of protein aggregation at a much larger scale than what has previously been possible.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The successful candidate will establish the workflow for the production and biophysical characterisation of sequence variants of amyloid fibril forming proteins at high throughput.

The candidate will also take responsibility in the maintenance of research equipment, in the supervision of Bachelor and Master thesis projects and in other teaching activities.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree in either Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biology, Biotechnology or a related field, and should ideally have carried out an experimental Master’s thesis, where he/she has gained experience with recombinant protein technology. However, excellent candidates with theoretical/computational research experience can also be considered.

The successful candidate should in addition:
  • Be interested in the quantitative study of biomolecular systems in vitro and the analysis of large data sets
  • Have an excellent academic track record and be highly motivated to work on a challenging research project
  • Feel comfortable in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment of mutual support and encouragement
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 Prof. Alexander K. Buell.

 
Presently to be contacted through: alexander.buell@hhu.de
 
 

You can read more about the Department of Bioengineering at DTU at: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019 (local time)

 

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Names and contact details of 2 academic referees

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

 

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


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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoc in Genetic Engineering of Filamentous Fungi

Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine is a major Danish research and teaching department in the field of systems biology and is involved in a wide range of research activities within its field.

We are seeking an ambitious postdoc with a documented history of scientific excellence to be affiliated with the Eukaryotic Molecular Cell Biology. The candidate will be part of a larger project DIVERSIFY that includes River Stone, Novozymes and Novo Nordisk as industrial partners.
The position is funded by a grant from the Innovation Fund Denmark.

Responsibilities and tasks 
Fungi are of large economic importance due to their widespread application in industry and their natural capabilities as highly efficient cell factories. In particular as producers of industrial enzymes and medically relevant metabolites. Recently the genetic tools for engineering model filamentous fungi have been greatly improved and one important purpose of this project is to transfer these technologies to an array of other fungi.

The goal is to provide a simple system that allows for heterologous expression of genes in a large library of different fungal species. The candidate will be part of a larger project DIVERSIFY that also focus on yeast species. DIVERSIFY includes River Stone, Novozymes and Novo Nordisk as industrial partners.

This postdoctoral position offers the unique opportunity to work in a dedicated team of PhD students. The postdoc’s main tasks will be: 

  • Improving fungal heterologous production of enzymes and secondary metabolites.
  • Responsible for daily management of the project in collaboration with the PI.
  • Co-supervision of one or more PhD students
  • Teaching activities under the course portfolio of the Department

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

The successful candidate should have experience with several of the following:

  • Writing publications for leading journals in the field
  • Fungal molecular biology and genetic engineering based on USER cloning
  • Solid experience with genetic engineering of filamentous
  • Characterization of filamentous fungiProtein and secondary metabolite extractions
  • Enzymatic assays
  • Analysis of secondary metabolite profiles

It would furthermore be advantageous, but not essential, for the candidate to have knowledge of, or experience with the following:

  • Experience with industrial collaborations
  • Supervision of students
  • Management of multiple projects
  • Robotics for PCR, vector design, or strain construction

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.


The position will start as soon as possible and terminate 14 March 2021.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Uffe Hasbro Mortensen (um@bio.dtu.dk).

You can read more about Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine and the research groups at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk


Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 6 March 2019 (local time).


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

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

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

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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: 6 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Wednesday March 6th, 2019

Postdoc in Electrical Design and Optimization of Wind based Hybrid Power Plants

The Department of Wind Energy in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) is seeking a Postdoc in Optimization and Integration of Hybrid Power Plants for the Integration and Planning Section (INP). You will be part of a highly international team carrying out research in wind power integration and control, where the working language is English.

 

Our research is function oriented in the sense that we direct the research towards issues that are relevant for industrial development and applications, and we work in projects with system integration, control concepts for wind turbines, wind / hybrid power plants, electrical components, grid connection and large-scale wind energy power systems.

 

The candidate is expected to contribute to the development of DTU Wind Energy wind farm optimization tool called TopFarm. It will contribute with development and implementation of optimization methods for electrical infrastructure design and optimal component sizing in wind based hybrid power plants.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

Reducing the cost of energy is the main driver of development in RES technologies today. One approach is to make better use of the electrical infrastructure, either by optimizing its sizing and layout, or by combining it with other RES like solar PV and storage. The market for wind, solar and storage based utility-scale hybrid power plant is developing all over the world. The benefit of combining different energy technologies lies in optimal utilization of electrical infrastructure to increase capacity factor and minimize cost of energy. Benefit of adding storage lies in maximizing profit from energy market by optimal shifting of energy dispatch. However, challenge lies in development of optimal siting and sizing methods, and optimal electrical infrastructure design methods.

 

As a postdoc, you are expected to work with optimal design of wind based hybrid power plants

  • Optimal sizing of wind, solar and storage technology for minimizing cost and maximizing profit
  • Optimal electrical infrastructure design especially collection system design inside a large wind/hybrid power plant

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science (with knowledge in power systems / wind energy / renewable energy).

 
Further Qualifications
  • Documented in-depth knowledge about mathematical and heuristic optimization methods, with applications in electric power systems.
  • Understanding of optimization under uncertain and stochastic environment and network optimization methods will be considered as an advantage.
  • Understanding of power system.
  • Understanding of renewable energy systems especially wind power.
  • Proven programming skills in Matlab and Python.
  • Experience with optimization software like GAMS, CPLEX, AMPL etc.
 Other qualifications
  •  ability to work independently towards the research goals
  • excellent track record of papers in conferences and journals
  • ability to collaborate with other researchers
  • fluency in communicating, reading and writing English
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.

 
Workplace and period of employment:
  • The daily workplace is DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark
  • The initial contract is for 1 year
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Jens Carsten Hansen, +45 4677 5074 or Professor Nicolaos A Cutululis, niac@dtu.dk or Postdoc Kaushik Das, kdas@dtu.dk, click apply.

 

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

 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 15 March 2019 (local time)

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Deadline: 15 March 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
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Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Mesoscale Modeling of Future Climate Impacts on VRE Generation and Energy Systems

Decarbonization of the energy system has a major role to play in the mitigation of climate change. However, many components of the energy system, such as wind and solar generation, are weather dependent and thus expected to change themselves in response to future changes in climate. These systems are affected by long-term changes in climate, e.g. by changes in atmospheric circulation, which may affect wind and solar resources and also their variability and likelihoods of extremes events. These impacts will probably both help and hinder mitigation and adaptation efforts, so it is vital they are well understood and incorporated into models.

 

In this project, you will use a mesoscale model to create time series of power-system relevant quantities both 1) forced by reanalysis in the historical period, and 2) by climate model output for future periods forced by various representative concentration pathways. The project will investigate changes in wind and solar resources and how to optimally create time series of wind and solar-relevant parameters for use in energy system studies considering impacts of future climate, also including extreme temperature, which is important for electricity demand.

 

You will be part of a larger project, where VRE (Variable Renewable Energy) generation and demand time series simulations are used to analyze and understand atmospheric patterns that challenge power system adequacy (ensuring sufficient facilities to meet electricity demand at all times) and system balancing and affect interconnection expansion planning.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

In this PhD scholarship we are seeking a candidate with:

  • strong background in mesoscale or regional atmospheric sciences
  • good understanding of climate and atmospheric processes, especially boundary layer meteorology.
In your work, you will:
  • develop, implement and validate the coupling of CMIP5/6 model output and mesoscale models for producing time series of VRE production and other weather-dependent variables
  • understand how future changes in climate influence VRE generation and its spatial and temporal co-variability
  • work closely with other researchers in power and energy system modeling.

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

 

Preference will be given to degrees in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, applied physics, or closely related disciplines.

 

The candidate should have good foundation in programming with a focus on Python and Fortran languages.  Experience with the Weather, Research & Forecasting (WRF) model or other mesoscale models is a plus.

 

Moreover, we expect the candidate to have a strong interest in wind energy and qualitative research experience. The working language of the project is English and thus the candidate must have suitable skills in both written and spoken English. 

 
Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of applicants will be made by 1 May 2019. We expect the position to commence on 1 July 2019.

 

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.

 

Your new place of employment will be along the shores of the Roskilde fjord, at the DTU Risø Campus.

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

Further information may be obtained from Andrea Hahmann (ahah@dtu.dk) or Matti Juhani Koivisto (mkoi@dtu.dk).

 
You can read more about “the Department” at https://www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english.
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 17 March 2019 (local time)

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

Deadline: 17 March 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 17th, 2019

Doctoral (PhD) student position in Biostatistics

Karolinska Institutet, MEB

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

We are recruiting a doctoral (PhD) student. For more information regarding doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet (KI), see: http://ki.se/en/phd/about-doctoral-education-at-ki

Research group
The biostatistics group comprises around 40 members, including 4 professors, 3 senior lecturers (universitetslektorer), applied biostatisticians, postdocs and PhD students. The group is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including population-based cohort and case-control studies, twin and family studies, survival analyses, predictive modeling, genetic epidemiology and bioinformatics.

The doctoral education project and the duties of the student
Applicants are invited for a PhD research training position to work on the development and application of statistical models in population-based cancer studies, together with Dr. Therese Andersson and Prof. Paul Lambert.The project will include multistate and/or relative survival/excess mortality models applied to population disease registers. For new methods, software will be developed to help the transferal of methods into practice. There is flexibility in the exact topics of the PhD depending on the successful applicant’s background and interests, but it is expected that it will contain a mixture of both methodological and applied studies.

Entry requirements for doctoral education at KI
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position at Karolinska Institutet, the following requirements have to be met:

General entry requirements
A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education (according to Higher Education Ordinance Chapt 7, section 39) if he/she:

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

Specific entry requirements
Proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school is an entry requirement for doctoral education at KI. Applicants who meet the general entry requirements (1 or 2 above) from a university in one of the Nordic countries has met the requirements in English.

Follow the link below for information on how other applicants can certify their English proficiency (such as through IELTS or TOEFL, previous upper secondary or university level studies).

For more information regarding general and specific entry requirements, please see: http://ki.se/en/phd/entry-requirements-eligibility-for-doctoral-education

Skills and personal qualities
The successful applicant should have a solid background in mathematics and statistics. It is desirable to have a good undergraduate degree with good coverage of statistical methods and/or a master degrees in statistics/biostatistics. Prior experience of survival analysis methods would be an advantage. The applicant should have good communication skills and be proficient in spoken and written English.

Terms and conditions The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship (Sw: doktorandanställning) during the 4 years of doctoral education.

Application process
The application and supporting documents are to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

An application must contain the following documents in Swedish or English:

A personal letter and a curriculum vitae Documents certifying the entry requirements*:Academic degree diplomas, transcripts of records, and if applicable, authorised translations Copies of degree projects and any previous publications Proof of English proficiency Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above

*All documents certifying the entry requirements must be scans of originals (scans of copies or certified copies will not be accepted). The scanned documents must be in color and both the front and the back of the documents must be scanned. Please note that there are specific documentation requirements for a number countries, please read the instructions at: http://ki.se/en/phd/entry-requirements-eligibility-for-doctoral-education

If an applicant claims equivalent konwledge (point 3 under general entry requirements above) for the eligibility assessment, a form has to be filled in and submitted. Please find more information here: https://ki.se/en/phd/assessing-equivalent-knowledge-for-general-eligibility-for-doctoral-education

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

KI uses the following bases of assessment:

– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research

– Analytical skill

– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

The selection process will include several steps. The most suitable applicants will proceed to the next step which includes personal interviews. All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is done. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly
Reference number2-642/2019
ContactTherese Andersson, therese.m-l.andersson@ki.seLina Werner, lina.werner@ki.se
Union representativeUlrika Zagai, SACO, ulrika.zagai@ki.seAnn Almqvist, OFR, ann.almqvist@ki.seHenry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Last application date22.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Friday March 22nd, 2019

Postdoc in Fungal Batteries for Storing Sustainable Energy

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience a position as Postdoc in Fungal Batteries for Storing Sustainable Energy is open for appointment from 1 May 2019 to 31 January 2022 or soon hereafter.The Department consists of five sections of which three are located in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. Place of employment of the position is Section of Chemical Engineering in Esbjerg.

Job description

The position is a part of the research project “Fungal Batteries for Storing Sustainable Energy” funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (Denmark). Close collaboration with other partners will be an integrated part of the project.

As the title implies, the project concerns cloning and heterologous production of fungal quinones. This includes molecular cloning of the responsible genes into expression vector and transformation of production strains. The production organisms will be genetically engineered to enhance their production to provide sufficient quinones to be used in a redox flow battery.

We are looking for top candidates and expect the candidate to have the following qualifications:

  • Practical experience with experimental research within biotechnology and bioengineering
  • Knowledge on fungal secondary metabolites
  • Practical experience with heterologous expression
  • Good collaboration skills, team spirit and the ability to work independently
  • An excellent level of both spoken and written English to accommodate scientific communication and dissemination

We offer the possibility to be part of a strong, dynamic and internationally recognized multi-disciplinary research environment under the headline of chemical engineering. This includes access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a chance to see your research be brought into practice and freedom to develop your research project within the stated framework.

For further information about scientific aspects of the stipend, please contact Associate Professor Jens  Laurids Sørensen (jls@bio.aau.dk).

Limited teaching within the area can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University.

Qualification requirements:

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

The application must contain the following:

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

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

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR Partner Lone Lund Ørnsholt by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3494. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 14 March 2019
Unit:
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Post expires on Thursday March 14th, 2019

Postdoc position on the Security and Performance Analysis of IoT Networks

DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) would like to invite applications for a 1-year postdoc position, starting from 1 April 2019.

DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time, we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour. DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU, both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

The section on Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) is one of eleven sections in DTU Compute, consisting of over 10 scientific staff, 5 postdocs and 15 PhD students. ESE has a strong research track record and international collaboration, being involved in several EU and national projects, and with several best-paper awards at prestigious international conferences. ESE has vast experience in the area of methods tools and architectures for distributed real-time dependable embedded systems.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the area of methods and tools for the performance analysis, optimization and security related of IoT networks, with a focus on Industrial IoT, i.e., safety-critical real-time networks.

Project Description
Modern real-time and safety-critical applications, like those found in industrial automation, airplanes and aerospace and automotive domains, are more and more depending on the capabilities of a reliable real-time communication network. Their failure or malfunction could cause serious harm to humans, equipment, environment or lead to huge financial losses. Today these systems dramatically increase in size and complexity and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future, e.g., with developments around the Internet of Important Things (IoIT). Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is an upcoming set of Ethernet standards designed for real-time and safety-critical applications by specifying new flow control mechanisms. However, with the complexity and coexistence of different form of service mechanisms, the performance and schedulability analysis, and the computation of tight upper bounds on network traversal times are becoming a crucial industrial need and challenge to help with a fined-grained configuration.

We develop methods and tools (which requires developing complex software) for the analysis and optimization of mixed-criticality systems. We would like to continue the work we have done so far in the 
EMC2 and ENABLE-S3 projects. We have addressed Ethernet-based protocols, such as TTEthernet and TSN, which are well suited for mixed-criticality applications. We did some preliminary work developing methods and tools for the performance and security analysis of TTEthernet and TSN networks used to transmit mixed-criticality messages.

Responsibilities and tasks
The project has two parts, one practical and one theoretical. For the practical part, the aim is to contribute to the goal of creating greater strategic awareness of IoT security from the management level and downwards in Danish business, and to upgrading companies both commercially, organizationally and technically for strategic and commercial exploitation of IoT security. Hence, the postdoc should contribute to the following tasks: 

  • Development of a screening method and tool on IoT security for companies;
  • Contact the relevant Danish companies and the screening tool to measure the competencies and maturity of companies in IoT security.
For the theoretical part, the goal is to provide formal network performance analysis methods to improve TSN network computation and help in the automatic reconfiguration for interconnected safety-critical industrial systems. The postdoc should perform the following tasks:
  • Fill the gap of timing analysis research based on formal performance analysis methods in the coexistence possibilities of the time-triggered shaper and various event-triggered shapers in TSN networks;
  • Implement a prototype of automatic reconfiguration integration with formal analysis-based reliable verification able to reduce the time spent for TSN network fined-grained reconfiguration;
In addition, there will be an opportunity to do teaching at the master’s level; the position may also involve handling administrative tasks to a limited extent.

Qualifications
 
  • Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, communication systems or similar, is required;
  • Demonstrate the ability to using formal analysis method (e.g. network calculus);
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop complex software;
  • Experience in developing domain-specific languages;
  • Teaching experience in related subjects will be a plus;
  • Participation in academic collaborations in relevant areas;
  • Relevant publication track record.
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 1 year.

The position is full-time starting 1April 2019 or as soon as possible according to mutual agreement.

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career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information concerning the project and the application is available by contacting Professor Paul Pop, paupo@dtu.dk or Associate Professor Nicola Dragoni, ndra@dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 5 March 2019 (local time)To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • An example publication where you were the main author
  • A link to an example software project developed by you
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: 5 March 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Tuesday March 5th, 2019

Postdoc for Magnetocaloric Heat Pumps

Do you want to help develop innovative and environmentally friendly energy technologies for the future?

 

DTU Energy is a partner in a newly formed European consortium aimed at developing renewable energy based solutions for decarbonising the energy used in buildings. A number of flexible solutions will be studied, including heat pumps, solar thermal energy collectors and bore hole thermal energy storage. Specifically the role of DTU Energy is to research an innovative multi-source heat pump with a cascading configuration, which includes both magnetocaloric and conventional vapour compression heat pumps. We are seeking a motivated postdoc to work on the magnetocaloric heat pump, including system development and modelling. The position is available starting 1st May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your tasks will be to optimise the implementation of a magnetocaloric heat pump, which includes cycle analysis and system analysis. This is a complex task bringing together heat and mass transfer, energy analysis, magnetic properties and system design. Magnetocaloric heat pumps are built up of regenerators made from a magnetocaloric material that will heat up in the presence of a magnetic field. An efficient transfer of this heat between the solid material inside the regenerator, the fluid running through it and the heat exchangers of the system is essential for the performance of a magnetocaloric heat pump.

You will also be working on the coupling of the magnetocaloric heat pump into a hybrid cycle with other heat pumps. This will be done both experimentally and by numerical modelling. This will include the interfacing of different numerical models in order to perform as one unit.

An important part of your work is the collaboration with the other academic and industrial partners in the project.

Qualifications
  • PhD degree in engineering, physics or similar.
  • Experience with heat and mass transfer and machine design.
  • Preferably interest in and experience with numerical modelling
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamical group.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

The period of employment is 2 years. The expected starting date is around May 1st 2019.


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Further information
Please contact Associate professor Christian Bahl, +45 21325492 chrb@dtu.dkor Associate professor Kurt Engelbrecht, +45 21324976 kuen@dtu.dk  for further information.

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 7 March 2019.

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

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

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

 

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

 

DTU Energy is focused on education, research, and development within functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technologies. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012.

 

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: 7 March 2019
Unit: DTU Energy
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Doctoral students (licenciate) in Time-Critical Networked Systems


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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: Information and Communication Technology

As a doctoral student you will be conducting research in a larger project titled “Time-Critical Clouds” with researchers both from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden). In this project, we seek to ensure latency bounds of key building blocks (e.g., geo-distributed key-value stores) that are used for important societal services (for example, Intelligent Transportation Systems). Your work will entail design, implementation, and evaluation of networked systems for time-critical cloud-based services and networks.

You will be part of the Network Systems Laboratory (NSLab), supervised by Professor Dejan Kostic (https://people.kth.se/~dejanko/) and Assistant Professor Marco Chiesa (https://people.kth.se/~mchiesa/). In addition to your doctoral studies leading to a licentiate, you will be expected to teach or perform other department duties up to 20% of full-time.

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.

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

Target degree: Licenciate degree

A Degree of Licentiate has less extensive requirements than a Doctoral Degree and can normally be obtained after two years of completed studies within one of KTH’s  third-cycle subjects. The Degree of Licentiate corresponds to 120 ECTS credits and consists of courses (the amount depending on the third-cycle subject, but with a minimum of 30 ECTS credits), research work and a licentiate thesis.

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 information

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.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions2
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2018-2831
ContactDejan Kostic, Professor, dmk@kth.se
HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Last application date15.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc in Distributed Systems / Data Science Systems


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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.

Job description

The division of Software and Computer Systems at the Department of Computer Science, KTH, is looking for excellent candidates for two postdoctoral positions in the area that lies at the intersection of distributed systems, data science, data intensive computing, machine learning and deep learning.   The selected candidates are expected to have a strong background and passionate interest in topics of at least two of aforementioned areas.

The advertised postdoctoral positions are mainly within the following two projects: (1) Horizon 2020 EU-Project “ExtremeEarth: From Copernicus Big Data to Extreme Earth Analytics” (http://earthanalytics.eu/) that aims at developing scalable Extreme Earth Analytics techniques and technologies for extracting information and knowledge out of the petabytes of Copernicus data collected in the European Copernicus program for monitoring the Earth; (2) “CDA: Continuous Deep Analytics” that aims at development of the foundations for data programming systems following two main avenues of research: (i) Algorithms, programming Languages and optimization for continuous analytics on data streams such as time-varying relational models, linear algebra and dynamic graphs ; (ii) Distributed Runtime for complex and fast hardware-accelerated (GPUs, FPGAs) as well as data-parallel processing on data streams with large state.

Within the “ExtremeEarth: From Copernicus Big Data to Extreme Earth Analytics” project, one postdoc, together with PhD students from KTH and researchers from RISE SICS, and Logical Clocks AB, will contribute to development of novel and enhancement of existing techniques, methods and algorithms for scalable big data analysis, as well as to building and enhancing a platform for Data Science and Data Engineering, such as Hopsworks, in order to provide system support for scalable big data analytics and to offer unprecedented scalability to extreme data volumes and scale-out distributed deep learning for Copernicus data.

Within the “CDA: Continuous Deep Analytics” project, the second postdoc will join a strong team of senior researchers, PhD students and research engineers in software systems in order to contribute to the fundamental design and development of next-generation open-source software for data analytics. As a member of the CDA team, the postdoc is expected to acquire deeper knowledge in distributed system technology, grasp fundamental problems and learn to find elegant solutions as well as putting into use and evolving further programming skills and background in data management, ML or programming languages. The group has regular discussion meetings and frequent interactions with other leading universities as well as a clear vision and high publication quality, aiming only for top-tier venues in the field (e.g., USENIX, VLDB, SIGMOD, PLDI).

Qualifications

Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in Computer Science (or equivalent). The doctoral degree must have been obtained within the last three years from the application deadline (some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave). The candidate should have a strong background from at least two of the areas distributed systems, data science, data intensive computing, machine learning and deep learning.   The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record in at least two of the aforementioned research areas as well as experience in developing systems and applications. Strong skills in modern Machine Learning and data-intensive computing frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, Keras, Apache Spark, Apache Flink) is a requirement. Track record in contributing to Open-Source is a plus. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently as well as in an international research team. The applicant should have a well-established international research collaboration network as should be indicated by visits, guest talks or internships outside applicant’s home institutions. The applicant should also have a track record in being a reviewer of reputed international conferences or journals. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH’s webbpage.

Application

The application should contain the following:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  3. A research statement on why you want to conduct research in areas of Distributed and Data Science Systems, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 2 pages long.
  4. Representative publications or technical reports: Document no more than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  5. Two recommendation letters
  6. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

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Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Others

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentEnligt ö.k
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2019-0492
ContactSeif Haridi, +46 8 790 41 22 Tysse Norlindh Falk, +46 8 790 60 00
Vladimir Vlassov, +46 8 790 41 15
Last application date15.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post-doctoral researcher in Endovascular Microtechnologies


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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.

The recently started research centre MedTechLabs is a collaboration between KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet (KI), and Stockholm County Council (SLL). It aims to generate world-leading, demand-driven research in medical technology that can provide better health care for the county’s inhabitants as well as cost-efficient solutions for health care delivery. This includes providing more efficient and patient-proof diagnostics, therapy and management. Therefore, the focus is primarily on research that is likely to be applicable in a clinical environment within an estimated five-year period. Another aim is to convey and create the conditions for implementing acquired knowledge so that new clinical methods can be spread nationally. Reaching these aims involves a commitment to process-oriented healthcare through cross-disciplinary teamwork in technology and medicine in the Stockholm region. The centre will therefore be located in the BioClinicum in Karolinska University Hospital. Researchers from KI and KTH will work together to develop technology and methods that can be implemented in a clinical setting. For more information about MedTechLabs, see https://www.medtechlabs.se

Job description
We are currently looking for a post-doctoral researcher in the area of endovascular microtechnologies addressing needs related to diagnostic and therapeutic methods. As a researcher in this field you focus on translational science developing and testing advanced microsystems for endovascular use that perform specific functions in in-vivo models. You will work in teams together with doctoral students to develop and prototype new technologies, and lead in-vivo evaluations together with other qualified staff. 

Qualifications
To qualify for the position, you have a doctoral degree in biomedical technology, bioMEMS, experimental integrative medicine or similar. You have experience from preclinical research and in-vivo models as well as technology development. 

Knowledge in micro and nanotechnologies, MEMS, is meritorious but not a requirement. Furthermore, we see that you have a broad network and good knowledge of research, development and industrial activities in the medical technology field. 

We are looking for driven, self-going person who has the motivation and ability to generate new ideas, plan, manage and execute research activities in a multidisciplinary environment. This includes designing and realizing relevant prototypes and conducting relevant experiments in in-vivo models. Consequently, we believe that the suitable candidate is a hand-on person with a broad skill set with certain experience in mentioned areas. 

In addition to the above, we are looking for a person with good verbal as well as written communications skills in English being able to clearly publish results in high-quality scientific journals.

Trade union representatives

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Application

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs agreement , or as soon as possible
SalaryMonthly salarary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2019-0087
Contact Niclas Roxhed, Docent, roxhed@kth.se, +46 (8)790 91 43 Göran Stemme, Professor, stemme@kth.se. +46(8)790 77 87 Anna Mård, HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Last application date16.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc in hybrid control of multi-robot systems


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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.

The Division of Decision and Control Systems at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of KTH, conducts research in networked control systems, robotics, control of communication systems, systems biology and system identification. Much of the research is conducted within EU projects, as well as within the inter-departmental centers CAS and ACCESS Linnaeus Centre. The group has also strong financial support from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Swedish Research Council.

Job description
We invite applications for up to two postdoctoral research positions in the general field of hybrid control for robotic systems. The successful candidates will join a research group that is focusing on new control design methodologies for hybrid systems combining tools from control theory, reinforcement learning and formal verification methodologies from computer science. The positions are associated with the following sub-topics:

Distributed control synthesis from temporal logic specifications: develop control design tools for multi-agent systems to fulfill specifications given as temporal logic formulas from formal verification. In order to combine distributed control with formal methods, discrete abstractions of the distributed multi-agent system should be derived and agent dependencies should be accounted for.

Human-in-the-loop robot control: A hybrid systems approach to the problem is considered where the human provides logical specifications to the robotic system that are translated to continuous control commands. The interaction is bidirectional in the sense that the human should update the input specification and the robotic system should adapt its feedback control in a real-time manner using reinforcement learning approaches.

Multi-robot coordination and manipulation: develop control and task planning methodologies for heterogeneous multi-robot systems with different motion and manipulation capabilities. The robots may have different dynamics, state and input constraints and might or might not be equipped with manipulators for grasping and transportation objectives.

Event-triggered control of multi-agent systems: develop distributed event-driven strategies for resource-efficient control and coordination of multi-agent systems. The dynamics of each agent may be modeled by a nonlinear dynamical system with limited control and communication capabilities.

It is expected that the successful candidate will conduct research in the aforementioned research area, interact with doctoral and master students, and be involved in collaborative work in national and international projects.

Qualifications
Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in EE or CS (or equivalent). The doctoral degree must have been obtained within the last three years from the application deadline (some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave). The candidates should have a strong background from at least one of the areas

– Hybrid control systems 

– Event-triggered control of multi-agent systems

– Distributed multi-robot control

– Formal methods for robot control synthesis

– Learning-based multi-robot control.

In addition, previous participation in EU project research and management, proposal writing skills, as well as experience with real robotic platforms will be considered a merit.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently, as well as within a research group. Excellent command of English orally and in writing is required.

Trade union representatives
You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH’s webbpage.

Application
The application should contain the following:

  1. Full curriculum vitae including your relevant academic and professional experience.
  2. List of publications indicating and providing links to five of them that are most relevant to the position.
  3. Research statement, also in relation to the position, maximum 2 pages long.
  4. Contact information for two professional references.

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Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Others
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.

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Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentEnligt överenskommelse
SalaryMånadslön
Number of positions2
Working hours100 %
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2019-0449
ContactFelicia Gustafsson, HR Administratör, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Dimos Dimarogonas, Professor, dimos@kth.se
Last application date15.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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One or more PhD Stipends in Machine Learning for Wireless Communications (8-19014)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one ore more PhD stipends in Ultra-reliable Low Latency Connectivity are available within the general study programme Wireless Communications. The stipends are open for appointment at the latest September 1, 2019.

Job description

WINDMILL Early Stage Researcher 6: Predictive Machine Learning for multiuser beamforming in massive MIMO

Aalborg University is seeking to hire an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to join the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on “Integrating Wireless Communication ENgineering and MachIne Learning”.(WindMill). More details are included https://windmill-itn.eu/

The project offers an excellent research and training programme:

  • Opportunity to join a network of leading Universities, research institutes and companies in the field of wireless communications and machine learning.
  • The ESR is primarily hosted by Aalborg University with stays in partner institutions (secondments).
  • Training programme including regular summer and winter schools to build technical skills as well as soft skills.
  • The salary is very competitive The salaries are very competitive and composed by the following allowances: living, mobility and family (the latest only if eligible, see criteria of eligibility in the project’s website).

The ESR will be enrolled in the PhD programme at Aalborg University. The supervision team includes: Prof. Elisabeth de Carvalho, Prof. Petar Popovski and Prof. Cedomir Stefanovic. The objectives of the PhD project are: (1) Develop machine learning approaches to build feature maps of the radio environment using antenna arrays of very large dimension (large intelligent surfaces) or distributed antenna arrays, (2) Develop methodology to extract features to be exploited for different use cases (high data rate, low latency, IoT), (3) Devise low complexity multi-user beamforming techniques for very large arrays based on radio maps and machine learning approaches.

Eligibility Requirements

All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:

  • Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
  • At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status (under the 1951 Geneva Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.
  • If considered for the position, you will be requested to prove that you comply with those requirements.

    Candidate Profile:

  • An undergraduate degree and Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Strong background in wireless communications and/or machine learning. Strong mathematical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
  • Highly proficient English language skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, creative, innovative, independent thinker.
  • Motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team.
  • Motivation to participate in training programs.
  • Ability to travel and work in and outside Europe.
  • Compliance with the ITN eligibility requirements (please check carefully below).
  • Application must include:

  • A cover letter describing the motivation for applying to the position.
  • A Curriculum Vitae including education qualifications, research and industrial experience, awards and fellowships, any additional scientific achievements.
  • A list of publications.
  • A copy of the Master’s certificate (or equivalent).
  • An official transcript of the completed subjects and grades achieved in the course of the Master’s programme.
  • Documentation of English skills (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE or CPE).
  • Emails of at least 2 researchers familiar with the academic activities of the candidate, e.g. the advisor of your Master’s thesis.
  • A one-page description of the research as envisioned by the candidate.
  • When you apply for this position, your application may be circulated within the consortium members as part of the evaluation process.

    You may obtain further information from Prof. Elisabeth de Carvalho, Department of Electronic Systems, email: edc@es.aau.dk , concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

    The qualifications of the 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 make a decision for allocating the stipend. 

    For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff, The 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: 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.

    Deadline: 10 April 2019
    Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday April 10th, 2019