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PhD student position in Linearization of basestations

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At the department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrification.

We offer a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society.

The department provides about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master’s Programs ”Biomedical Engineering”, “Electric Power Engineering”, ”Systems, Control and Mechatronics” and ”Communication Engineering”.

Read more at www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2


Major responsibilities
The main focus is to work with linearization of nonlinear components in the basestation transmitter, to enable extremely efficient operation and low power consumption. Digital predistortion techniques will be used to cance the nonlinear amplifiers and mixers in the transmitter chain, which will make it possible to operate the hardware extremely efficient. The work will be focused on algorithm development using MATLAB, and on theoretical derivations of bounds and of new analytical relations of amplifiers and other nonlinear hardware. You will use signal processing algorithms and estimation theory, and will also perform measurements on real hardware in our lab.

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

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

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field. Applicants should have, or expect to receive, a Master of Science degree or equivalent in a relevant electrical engineering or applied physics discipline. In addition to the formal qualifications, selection is also based on the performance of the candidates in other works (e.g. thesis and advanced level courses), as well as through interviews and assignments. Besides good subject knowledge, emphasis will be on creative thinking, motivation, ability to cooperate, initiative to work independently and personal suitability for research training. Previous experience in the area of signal processing and estimation theory as well as proficiency in using Matlab are meritorious.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190409 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 4th april – 2020

For questions, please contact:
Professor Thomas Eriksson, Chalmers,
thomase@chalmers.se
+46 31-772 17 45

Professor Christian Fager, Chalmers,
christian.fager@chalmers.se
+46 31-772 50 47

   



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


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PhD Research Fellows in Advanced Powder Production and Characterization

About the position

Two 100 % positions are available at the University of Agder (UiA), Faculty of Engineering and Science as PhD Research Fellows, affiliated to the Department of Engineering Sciences, for a period of three years. The positions are located, at the present, at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

The PhD research will be part of an R&D project between industrial partners Elkem and Arendals Fossekompani, and research partners IFE, SINTEF Materials, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and UiA.  The PhD work will be a close collaboration between UiA and NTNU with supervision and experimental support from both universities.

The PhD-program is a three-year collaboration program between the universities with a coursework section and a doctorial thesis. Some of the recommended courses may be offered by universities outside Norway to secure involvement of the best experts in the field. After finalizing of the work, the successful candidates will defend their theses at University of Agder. It is intended that the candidates will receive their PhD degree from both UiA and NTNU.

Responsibilities

The Materials Research Group at UiA is expanding the research related to powder production for additive manufacturing and 3D-printing. The group has extensive cooperation with industry and academic research partners within the field, and their laboratories are well equipped with modern scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscope and mechanical testing machines. They also have access to industrial laboratories at their partner’s facilities, as well as laboratories at other academic institutions actively involved in the PhD program. Their research is focused on sustainable solutions to technological challenges.

Silicon-based materials are important engineering materials which are now evolving towards the additive manufacturing field. The candidates will do research on material powder production and characterization using state-of-the-art equipment. Advanced additive manufacturing is the main application for the produced powders.

PhD position #1: Atomization of silicon-based materials. Atomization is a process transforming a liquid melt phase into solid particles by employing an atomizer nozzle.

PhD position #2: Plasma reactor processing of silicon-based materials. Material with irregular shapes and sizes can be transformed by plasma spheroidization into a powder with spherical shapes and controlled size distributions.

In both positions experimental work will be at a relatively large scale suitable for industrialization scale-up. Process modelling and optimization, including characterization of production batches of particles will be the focus of the research for the candidates.

Please indicate in your application if you are interested in position #1 (atomization of silicon-based materials), position #2 (plasma reactor processing of silicon-based materials), or both.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent higher degree in materials science/technology, solid state physics or chemistry. Applicants who are in the process of finishing their master’s thesis are also welcome to apply.
  • Applicants with documented experience in the field of powder technology, and a master’s degree from a northern European institution will be preferred due to the industrial relevance of the work.
  • Good knowledge in materials science and powder technology.
  • English proficiency, both written and oral. Please check this website to see if an English test is required.

The purpose of the fellowships is basic/advanced research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The chosen candidates must be approved by the PPCE committee at the Faculty of Engineering and Science at UiA in order to obtain admission to the PhD study program at the university. See complete admission requirements at UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, spesialisation in Information and Communication Technology.

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Desired qualifications

  • Experience with laboratory work for powder production and characterization.
  • Documented knowledge in use of scanning electron microscopy and/or atomic force microscopy.

Personal qualities

  • Quick learner, motivated and dedicated to research
  • Strong analytical, experimental and measurement skills
  • Team player, and be able to work independently depending upon the situations
  • Good communication and documentation skills

Personal qualities and suitability for the positions will be emphasised.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The positions are remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the positions. 

The successful applicants will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the positions must be expected. The engagements are to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicants’ permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates (with grades) and Diploma
  • Updated CV (incl. academic work experience and R&D projects, as well as a list of these)
  • List of publications (if any or link to Google Scholar)
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the background for the research questions that the applicant wishes to work, and an initial project plan (preliminary, not very descriptive)
  • References – 2 (details with name, designation, email and contact number)
  • Summary of Master’s thesis (abstract, 1 or 2 pages)
  • Any other relevant documentation

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 13.03.20

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Deadline

13th March 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Friday March 13th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in ICT – Specialization in “eHealth”, “Integration of Personal Health Data in Augmented Video Consultation

About the position

A 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science as a PhD Research Fellow in ‘’eHealth’’, affiliated to the Department of Information and Communication Technology, for a period of three years. The position is located, at the present, at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

This position is related to the Centre for eHealth, whose vision is to do human-centered research close to healthcare practises and the design and development of technologies and healthcare solutions with high quality. The project will be carried within a multi-disciplinary research team with several PhD-students addressing the the current strong e-health trend of increased availability and utilization of “Person Healthcare Data” from the perspectives of the different research disciplines.

Responsibilities

The research should focus on enhanced telehealth and telecare services, which allow video consultations of patients in physically distant location from the care providers (which can be relatives, nurses, general practitioners, healthcare specialists, etc.). The service solution should support the integration of various types of “patient generated data” in real-time in the video consultation, and should allow the involvement of a team of multiple distributed care providers.

The design research should consider in particular:

  • The collection, transmission, provision and integration of “patient generated data”, including for example physiological health data measured with sensor devices, digital images, video sequences, questionnaire responses etc. from the point of care
  • The specific support needs of different patient groups, and potentially patients with multiple morbidities
  • Automatic decision support mechanisms for the patient and the different involved healthcare service providers
  • Augmentation technologies to integrate the patient generated data efficiently in real-time in the consultation session
  • Usability, accessibility and usefulness of the human-computer interaction, including the design and evaluation of user-centred designed user interface/s
  • Security and privacy protection of the patients’ personal data, under the consideration of the collaboration of healthcare teams of multiple experts in the online consultation

Furthermore, the individual usability needs and preferences of all participants in the video consultation have to be considered, by following a human-centered design approach. Here the multi-disciplinary organization of the eHealth Center at UiA shall be utilized for the design, development, test and evaluation of the target solution.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant area of study, such as computer science, information and communication technology, health informatics based on a bachelor in computer science, information and computer technology, or similar. Applicants who are in the process of finishing their master’s thesis are also welcome to apply for this position.
  • English proficiency, both written and oral. Please check this website to see if an English test is required.

A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, spesialisation in Information and Communication Technology.

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Desired qualifications

  • Knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language

Personal qualities

The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. During the assessment process, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results as well as any previous research and development work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be considered.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates (with grades) and Diploma
  • Updated CV (incl. academic work experience and R&D projects, as well as a list of these)
  • List of publications (if any or link to Google Scholar)
  • Additional programming skills or experience in other relevant tools (e.g. github, bitbucket if any)
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the background for the research questions that the applicant wishes to work, and an initial project plan (preliminary, not very descriptive)
  • References – 2 (details with Name, designation, email and contact number)
  • Summary of Master’s thesis (abstract, 1 or 2 pages)
  • Any other relevant documentation

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 13.03.20

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

13th March 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Friday March 13th, 2020

Postdoc in Design and Simulations of Single-Photon Sources

The Quantum and Laser Photonics Group at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, is seeking candidates for Postdoc positions in the field of design and simulations of highly efficient solid-state sources of single indistinguishable photons. The positions are offered with support from the Independent Research Fund Denmark and from the European Research Council.

Solid-state sources of single photons are expected to play an important role in various quantum information applications, such as secure communications, quantum computation and metrology. These applications generally require near-unity efficiency and a high single-photon purity as well as indistinguishable photon emission. Furthermore, the ideal single-photon source (SPS) should be deterministic and not involve heralding. A promising platform for a deterministic SPS is based on the semiconductor quantum dot (QD) in a solid-state environment. However, for a QD in a bulk material, the symmetry of the quantum dot leads to light emission in all directions, and furthermore the QD interacts with the solid-state environment leading to decoherence due to phonons and fluctuating charges. A major challenge in realizing a SPS is thus to establish control of the light emission.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc will participate in a project team with several Postdocs and PhD students, which will design and fabricate SPSs meeting all the requirements of the quantum information applications. The structures to be investigated include both vertically emitting structures (micropillars, photonic nanowires) and on-chip designs with in-plane emission (ridge waveguides). The fabrication and characterization of the vertically emitting sources will take place in-house, whereas the on-chip designs will be fabricated at the Technical University of Berlin. The activity benefits from synergy with the H2020 MSCA Innovative Training Network “Quantum Dots for Photonic Quantum Information Technologies (QUDOT-TECH)” coordinated by DTU Fotonik.

The optical simulations will be performed using the modal method, representing state-of-the-art in optical simulations of single-photon sources. While the method offers great insight into the governing physics, convergence is not easily obtained in particular for the planar structures, and we may rely on additional simulation methods, e.g. finite elements modelling. In addition, the indistinguishability of the emitted photons in the presence of phonon-induced decoherence mechanisms will be calculated using an open quantum system master equation approach.

The overall responsibility of the postdoc is to set up the numerical simulations framework to be used in the analysis of high-performance SPSs in collaboration with the PhD students, who will focus on the design work itself. In a collaborative effort, the team will analyse and propose novel SPS designs allowing for a good compromise between offering high performance and representing a robust design compatible with fabrication constraints. The tasks for the postdoc include setting up a modal method to be used both for vertical and in-plane designs and improving the performance of the code e.g. by implementing support for parallelization. Furthermore, the postdoc will build codes for the analysis of the photon indistinguishability. Additional responsibility of the postdoc includes supervision of the PhD students working on the theory and the designs and of MSc and BSc students associated with the project.

The candidate is thus expected to
 

  • Construct a home-made modal method software package compatible with multiple eigenmode solvers and implementing support for Bloch-wave formalism, dipole emitters and parallelization.
  • Set up a framework based on commercial software, e.g. finite elements modelling, allowing analysis of the most demanding structures.
  • Build a code based on an open quantum systems master equation approach to analyse the indistinguishability.
  • Supervise the design work of PhD students as well as MSc/BSc student projects.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. In addition, the candidate should have  
  • Knowledge of quantum optics.
  • Knowledge of cavity quantum electrodynamics and of quantum emitters in nanophotonic structures.
  • Experience with numerical simulations of the electromagnetic field.
  • Experience with Matlab, Python or a similar scientific programming language.
  • Previous experience with the Modal Method (e.g. Fourier Modal Method, Differential Method, Eigenmode Expansion Technique) or a similar modal expansion technique is recommended.
  • Willingness to work in close collaboration with an internal project team consisting both of theoreticians and experimentalists.
  • Willingness to supervise PhD, MSc and BSc students.
The candidate should describe his/her qualifications in relation to the points above in the cover letter.

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 three years.

The start date is May 1st 2020 (with some flexibility).

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here
.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Niels Gregersen, ngre@fotonik.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3789.

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

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 8 March 2020 (23:59 local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/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 Fotonik has 220 employees with competences in optics. In a typical year, DTU Fotonik educates 55 PhD students from more than 25 countries and our student numbers are constantly growing. As one of Europe’s largest public photonics research departments, DTU Fotonik covers a multitude of optical disciplines ranging from fundamental light-matter interaction and optical telecommunications to applied research and innovation. Our research topics include optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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

Deadline: 8 March 2020
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Sunday March 8th, 2020

Postdoc in Smart Energy Systems

The Dynamical Systems section at DTU Compute conducts fundamental, advanced, strategic and applied research in the area of dynamical systems. This involves both deterministic and stochastic systems, discrete and continuous systems, deductive and inductive model building, forecasting and descriptions, as well as control and optimization and energy model integrations.

We do research in both deterministic and stochastic systems within a range of applications. The main themes are energy, smart cities, medicine, and biology.

The focus of this position will be to contribute to ongoing research of energy flexibility, electricity market, sector coupling and energy system optimization. The research includes ongoing analysis of the structure of electricity markets and the role of ancillary services in the future electricity markets. Moreover, the research exploits methods to maximise both the use of renewable energy sources and unlock flexibility in the existing systems using dynamical models (grey box models, continuous dynamic systems models). Furthermore, the research includes the developments of novel algorithms to enable buildings to support voltage regulation and to improve the resilient of the local distribution network. It is expected that the candidate has a strong power systems backgrounds with advanced programming skills.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will work in a multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for contributing actively into ebalance+ (H2020) and Flexible Energy Denmark (FED) project, and developing algorithms to unlock energy flexibility and resilient control algorithms and electricity markets management platforms and contribute to the projects software developments. 

  • You will investigate and research the existing and future electricity markets with the focus on price/CO2 based solutions
  • You will research new methods and technologies to integrate exiting energy tools and model for ebalance+ and FED project
  • You will engage in exploiting novel combinations and synergy effects with other methodologies researched and used at the section;
  • In collaboration with your colleagues, you will engage in project management activities and funding applications related to your field of research;
  • You will work in close collaboration with academic and industry partners, as well as with municipalities;
Qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to 
  • Research experience in the Energy System and electricity markets
  • Research vision and potential
  • knowledge of the optimization
  • Experience of data analysis, model buildings and forecastings
  • International project experience and the evidence of successfully delivering the research output
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Strong communication 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.

The starting date is 1
st January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Henrik Madsen, email: hmad@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3408. For a specific questions regarding this post please contact Razgar Ebrahimy, raze@dtu.dk, +454525 3756.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 6 March 2020 (23:59 local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
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.

Om DTU Compute
DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 PhD 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.

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

Deadline: 6 March 2020
Unit: DTU Compute
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Post expires on Friday March 6th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Evolution of Secondary Metabolite production in bacteria at the Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites, CeMiSt

We offer a PhD fellowship at Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) at the Technical University of Denmark. The PhD project is part of the Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites, CeMiSt and will be carried out in the Bacterial Interactions and Evolution Group headed by Professor Ákos. T. Kovács in the Section for Microbial and Chemical Ecology.

 

CeMiSt is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center started in 2018 and will run for six years with an option for a four-year extension. The Center is based at the Technical University of Denmark and hosted by Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering). Three DTU departments and 10 senior faculty participate in the Center and >10 PhD students and postdocs are hired. The purpose of CeMiSt is to unravel the biological role of microbial secondary metabolites in natural microbiological communities. The Center is led by Professor Lone Gram.

 

We are seeking a candidate to study the evolution of bacterial secondary metabolite production using experimental evolution and genome analysis. You will be involved in a fun PhD project on microbial natural products, with strong international connections, a productive scientific environment, and a good work-life balance.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

Your PhD project will contribute to our understanding of gene cluster evolution related to microbial secondary metabolite (SM) production. You will perform experimental evolution using Bacillus subtilis under various conditions and analyse mutation frequency in biosynthetic gene clusters compared to the rest of the genome. In addition, you will determine the genome phylogeny in the Bacillus genus to determine the turnover and evolutionary rates of SM gene clusters.

 

Your experience within the areas of microbiology and/or computational biology will be an advantage, including:

  • experimental evolution
  • molecular microbiology
  • genome sequence analysis
  • evolutionary theory
  • microbial secondary metabolites
Previous experience in R/Python is advantageous.
 
Expected starting date: June/July 2020.
 

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

 

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by 1st May 2020 by Professor Ákos T. Kovács and Professor Tilmann Weber.

 

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

 

Salary and appointment terms

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

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Ákos T. Kovács, tel.: +45 4525 2527, atkovacs@dtu.dk  

 

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address; follow the electronic application and submission procedure as explained below.

 

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering on http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk and a DTU podcast introduces the Center that is also described at www.cemist.dtu.dk.

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 25 March 2020 (23:59 local time).

 

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter) – please provide contact details for two referees in your motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

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


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

 

The Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites aims to establish what effect microbial secondary metabolites have on other microorganisms in their natural environment. We have traditionally perceived them as ‘competition substances’, but in natural environments they are rarely produced in quantities of antibiotic effect. The Center’s hypothesis is that secondary metabolites constitute a network of signal molecules that directly affect gene expression, behaviour, and metabolism of the microorganisms and thus play a decisive role in the composition and function of microbiological communities. We will explore this in an interdisciplinary collaboration with the use of sequence-based, analytical-chemical, molecular, bioinformatic, and classic microbiological methods.

 

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. 300 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus

 

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

Deadline: 25 March 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Wednesday March 25th, 2020

Several Diploma thesis positions on Trust networking/cooperative security for 5G

Application closes on

6.3.2020

Place

Department of Communications and Networking

Position

Teaching and research positions

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

Several Diploma thesis positions open on Trust networking/cooperative security for 5G

Comnet Network Security and Trust group has developed the concepts of trust networking, cooperative firewalling and Customer Edge Switching (CES) that could be deployed in different industrial environments, among them to secure the Smart Grid. The concepts apply fine-grained security policies for filtering of packet flows in Software Defined Networks and are managed by a Restful interface. There is also an interworking solution for the legacy IP users called Realm Gateway that is both a source and destination Network Address Translator controlled by the security policies. The experimental software and the documentation for the whole concept is hosted by GitHub github.com/aalto5g and re2ee.org websites. You may also find some earlier papers in ResearchGate or public digital libraries such as IEEE explore.

Our research is experimental: in addition to writing research papers, we create SW prototypes to verify all parts of the solution before its deployment to the industrial environment. For experimentation, most work is done in virtualized Linux. We might also set up a mobile network base station on the same table with your computer and you would have a complete mobile network in your fingertips. The developed software is packaged into containers and virtual machines making the Firewall a cloud-based component. We have done most of the programming in Python, some in C but we are open to using other tools as well.

Now, in ongoing nationally funded projects (by Business Finland: 5G VIIMA, 5G FORCE and 5GTNF) we need to improve the feasibility of the security solutions applied to Smart Grid in several areas, among them:

  • Orchestrating virtualized security for a Smart Grid administrator including an Admin user interface for setting and deploying the solution for Smart Grid.
  • Automating the registration of 5G devices in a Smart Grid into CES by some means of integrating our SW with different open source 5G Core network implementations.
  • Testing and improving the SW quality for better maintainability.
  • Using CES for securing remote access to Smart grid over a secure SCION-based wide area network (SCION is proposed as a replacement of BGP).

From the candidates we expect sufficient programming and SW design skills; understanding of IP networks, virtualization or cloud computing, etc. A suitable background is given, e.g. by CCIS master’s program at Aalto, the SECCLO program at Aalto or similar.

The positions offer an entry into the Finnish 5G research community, access to a world class 5G research infrastructure (we have a research and education license on 3,6 – 3,7 GHz frequencies and the corresponding first 5G base station is on top of Väre building) and finally for you to contribute to creating a new approach to end system security that would offer low OPEX, professional management and an unprecedented level of security first to be applied in a corporate environment for machine to machine communication and possibly later in a wide range of use cases including consumer services in public mobile networks.

We pay a regular diploma thesis position salary.

Ready to apply?

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using  “Apply now!” link below, by March 6th, 2020. Please include the following documents in your application: CV, study transcripts and other material that may be relevant for us in assessing your skills and potential. Make sure to describe your SW and network programming skills.

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Interested?
Apply now!

Post expires on Friday March 6th, 2020

Post-doctoral Researcher in Synchrotron Based Steel Research

The University of Oulu is an international science university, which seeks and creates innovations, well-being and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education. The community comprises around 2,900 employees and 13,000 students. It is one of the largest and most multidisciplinary universities not only in Finland, but also in the Northern Countries. The new strategy of the University of Oulu is directed at global challenges in 5 focus areas, see http://www.oulu.fi/university.

The postdoctoral position is part of the University of Oulu profiling program “Genome of Steel: Physics for strong, tough and sustainable steel”, which is in the strategic focus area “Creating sustainability by materials and systems”. The position is in the Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit (NANOMO, www.nanomo.fi) in the Faculty of Science and is connected to the unit’s participation in the Center for Advanced Steel Research (CASR) (http://www.oulu.fi/casr/).

NANOMO (www.oulu.fi/nanomo) is a highly international research environment presently formed by 4 prof./tenure track PI’s  and around 50 other researchers. The main external funding sources are the European Union ERC, Horizon2020 programs and ERDF funds, the Academy of Finland and the China Scholarship Council. The unit coordinates Finnish national participation in the MAX IV synchrotron facility and contributes to the EU-XFEL project.  The research topics include electronic structure research especially in clusters and nanoparticles, atmospheric research, functional materials (steel, CO2 negative materials, nanocatalytes for sustainability), biomedical research, mesoscopic quantum structures in materials, and physics didactics research.

The position is a fixed 18-month position, starting 1st of May 2020 at the earliest. The exact starting date is negotiable.

Subject field and description of the position

The position is on physics of steel through cutting-edge characterizations at international photon sources. The research is on effects of microstructural evolutions, phase transformations, and electronic structures of steel and related alloys.

Main responsibilities of the position comprise synchrotron determinations of structures subjected to thermomechanical treatment, and in situ characterizations of structural evolutions for ultra-high strength (UHS) steels. The focus is on nanoscale morphology and the electronic structure. Experimental data will be interpreted along with computational results to reveal physical mechanisms leading to phase transformations in ultra-high steels, highlighting future developments for UHS steels.

The formation and role of non-metallic inclusions and phase transformations in steels, their accurate prediction and controlling during processing are the key focuses of the research in the profiling theme. The position is to benefit the forefront experimental methodologies, especially spectroscopy available at local and national laboratories, novel synchrotron radiation, and free electron laser facilities.

The appointed candidate will work in the international multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial collaboration network between the CASR and NANOMO, the Nordic-Baltic Steel community and international research organizations.

Required Qualifications

– Ph.D in physics, engineering, materials science or related area, obtained within the past 10 years

– Experience in experimental materials science and synchrotron-based X-ray techniques

– Experience in instrumental development

– Good communication skills in both written and spoken English

Fluent English and good teamwork skills are required. When assessing the applicant’s qualifications, issues to be considered will include scientific publications, thesis supervision, activity in the scientific community, practical familiarity with the field in question, scientific work abroad, and other international activities. Further, familiarity with automation for thermomechanical treatments, teaching experience and shown potential in acquiring supplementary funding will be taken as a merit when choosing the scientist.

As a part of the NANOMO unit, the duties also include supervising M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.

The salary will be based on the levels 5 – 6 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component).

Apply online latest on 28 March 2020 at 23:59 (Finnish local time).

Please include the following attachments in your application:

1) A letter of motivation and research plan (max. 3 pages)

2) A curriculum vitae (max 4 pages) in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (www.tenk.fi/en/content/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)

3) A publication list based on the guidelines of the Academy of Finland  http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/how-to-apply/appendices-required/guidelines-for-list-of-publications/

4) Names and contact information of two persons for possible references

For further information, please contact:
Associate professor (tenure): Wei Cao, tel. +358 (0)40 089 7982, email. wei.cao(at)oulu.fi

Or

Professor: Marko Huttula, email. marko.huttula(at)oulu.fi

Apply for the job

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Post expires on Saturday March 28th, 2020

Postdocs within the field of Early Modern Architectural History

Postdocs within the field of Early Modern Architectural History at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies in association with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) advertises one or two fully funded postdoc positions within the field of early modern Architectural History in association with The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. PRIVACY is established with a grant of 50 mio DKK (ca. 6.7 mio Euro) from the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). The postdocs will be enrolled at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Institute of Architecture and Design, but will work on a daily basis at the center at UCPH.

PRIVACY was launched in the autumn of 2017 under the direction of Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun and runs for six years with the possibility of a four-year extension. It is hosted by the Department of Church His­tory at the Faculty of Theology, UCPH, in association with the Faculty of Law, UCPH and the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Ar­chitecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen. Professor Peter Thule Kristensen from KADK is core scholar at Centre for Privacy Studies and will supervise the postdocs within the field of architectural history.

The research team currently consists of nine postdocs and four PhD-students as well as affiliated and visiting scholars. 

About the position

The position as postdoc will consist of research and, to a minor extent, administrative work.

Your tasks will include research within Centre for Privacy Studies in relation to eleven cases in Early Mod­ern Europe. This research will be conducted in interdisciplinary case teams where you will represent the architectural historical perspective.

The postdocs will have responsibility for a range of duties, which require arrangement and forward planning of research activities, and will show initiative to ensure that the research is conducted in accordance with the project timeline. You will be expected to plan your own work and the work in the case teams, ensuring that all deadlines are met, and to facilitate effective publication and dissemination of the project outcomes. In addition, the postdocs are to a minor extent expected to teach courses and participate in teaching related to their discipline mainly at KADK.

Centre for Privacy Studies 

PRIVACY is dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research into notions of privacy in Early Mod­ern Europe. It focuses on eleven cases from Denmark, England, France, Germany and the Netherlands in the period 1500–1800. The collaborative programme is driven by an interdisciplinary vision of an inte­grated approach in which a team of schol­ars collaborate, challenge and inspire each other in a joint pursuit of the legislative, religious, social, cultural and architectural aspects of privacy.

The aim of PRIVACY is to develop

  1. systematized historical knowledge of dynamics that shape, induce or curb privacy in society
  2. an interdisciplinary method equipped to grasp such dy­namics
  3. a strong and vibrant international research environment dedicated to high-profile historical research and equipped to incite a much broader investigation of privacy. 

PRIVACY’s scholarly potency stems from its site-based interdisci­plinary analysis. Across eleven cases the research team will trawl Early Modern material: let­ters, laws, manuals, newspa­pers, sermons, architectural drawings, buildings, diaries, contracts, commu­nity records etc. for no­tions of privacy, analyzing the deployment of words with the root ‘priv-ʼ: in privato, privy, Privat-(per­son/andacht etc.), privauté etc. as well as bounda­ries drawn in relation to, e.g., confidentiality, security, family, body, self. The research programme is based on a joint interdisciplinary focus on, e.g., legislative thresholds between home and com­munity; de­crees regarding individ­uals’ bodies, or the idea of the household’s (oeco­no­mia) impact on civic well-being (politia); ecclesiastical and politi­cal power over ‘hereti­cal’ mind­sets; and architectural demarcation of the household in the community and the individuals’ place in it.

Scholars funded by PRIVACY are required to join two or more case-teams. For further description of the project and the eleven cases, please visit the homepage: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK), founded in 1754, hosts three of the leading schools within architecture, design and conservation in Europe. The academy, placed in the center of Copenhagen, includes world-class research environments engaged in a series of EU and nationally funded research and innovation projects. The academy employs 230 academic staff including architects, designers, conservators, technical specialists, artists, historians, chemists and engineers, and it has currently enrolled 1700 PhD, graduate and undergraduate students. KADK’s schools work in accordance with OECD’s definitions of research, and KADK’s education is rooted in academic research.

The postdocs will be enrolled at KADK’s Institute of Architecture and Design (IAD). IAD is a cross disciplinary teaching and research environment including both architecture and design students. The institute consists of three bachelor programs and four master programs constituting the framework around teaching and research including both designers, architects and scholars from humanities. The teaching and the research focus on architecture, entrepreneurship, spatial and interior design, furniture design, textile design and fashion design. In addition, the institute runs a department for ceramics and glass at Bornholm (one of the bachelor programs), workshops at the School of Design and the IT teaching facilities of the School of Architecture.

Within IAD, the postdocs can among others teach at the master program Spatial Design, headed by Professor Peter Thule Kristensen. This program bases parts of its teaching within spatial and interior design on research from Centre for Privacy Studies.

For further description of KADK, IAD and Spatial Design, please visit following homepage: https://kadk.dk/en.

Research areas at Centre for Privacy Studies

PRIVACY launches a systematic, scholarly fusion of the areas of architecture, theology, law and history. The research team brings to­gether four sets of field-inherent skills and ap­proaches to privacy:  

Architecture: Urban plans, buildings and rooms frame privacy, creating secrecy and shelter; chapels and cabinets stage prayer, study and intimacy, and are amplified by interiors and furnishing; alcove beds and privies (toilets) wall off bodily needs; rural retreat offset urban life.  

Re­ligious cul­ture: Early Modern believers favour privacy­ (material and/or mental retreat) as a site for pious fo­cus, and privacy is often presented as place particularly fit for prayer and insight. But privacy also evades control and prompts suspicion of heresy or sin, leading to efforts to regulate the private sphere by means of church discipline.  

Law: Early Modern law defines conditions for property, sexual conduct, mar­riage, inheritance and rulers’ claims to their subjects’ work, property and lives (conscrip­tion, mo­nopoly of vio­lence within penal law).  

History: We focus on notions of privacy within a scholarly span ranging from political theory to social practice. In Early Modern society, privacy is seen as a threat and as a positive value. A new ideology of marriage and family favours intimacy and domesticity, but also enforces state and community control. In politics, privacy often equals secrecy: it is a latent threat to civic stability and vital for the ruler. A broad array of social and societal conditions delineate access to and notions of privacy.  

Qualifications 

Applicants must have a relevant education at Master’s degree level, and a PhD degree within the fields of Architecture, Architectural History or related disciplines. Relevant research experiences related to interdisciplinary collaboration is considered a qualification. The research language is English. The research team work on sources in French, German, Danish, Dutch, Latin, Portuguese and Classical Greek. Specialist knowledge of Early Modern culture is important; just as vital is, however, readiness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration on a broad array of different sources and the ability to work in a team.

Applicants must have knowledge of design processes, architectural history and theories, patronage, pat­terns of use, materiality and tectonics.  

The Postdocs employed are expected to teach courses related to their discipline. Ability to teach broadly and in different formats is considered a qualification. 

Recruitment seminar 

A recruitment seminar will take place in Copenhagen 19 February, 2020. It will involve an introduction to PRIVACY and its research programme as well as to expectations regarding applications.  

Deadline for applications for participation in the recruitment seminar is 31 January, 12.00. Please send an email including a letter of motivation and a CV to Head of Administration at Centre for Privacy Studies Maj Riis Poulsen, mrp@teol.ku.dk.

A limited number of bursaries covering trips and accommodation for one night are available.

Terms of employment 

Postdocs at PRIVACY are required to be present at the centre for the duration of their employment. All members of the research team have office space at the centre. They participate in weekly meetings, field trips and workshops and are required to contribute to joint publications and publish research on the cases in international peer-reviewed journals.  

All Postdocs will be employed at KADK in Copenhagen.

The Postdoc position is a full time temporary employment for the duration of two years with the possibil­ity of a one-year extension. The employment will be in accordance with the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and a number of organisations under the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) for academics in public service. It will be possible to negotiate qualification supplements depending on your competences and experience.

Employment will also be in accordance with the applicable job structure for artistic and scientific staff at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Aarhus School of Architecture and Design School Kolding.

Application procedure  

The application with appertaining appendices should be forwarded electronically via the button ‘Søg stillingen‘ (Apply for position) below.  

The application should be in English and must include the following enclosures:  

  • a motivation letter, including a plan for your employment at Centre for Privacy Studies (1 page)
  • CV with documentation of degrees, highlighting experience with interdisciplinary and collaborative re­search, teaching and language skills 
  • a complete list of publications, with a commented highlighting of publications that you consider rele­vant in relation to the research programme of the centre 
  • a presentation of your plans for your contribution to the PRIVACY research programme, including a pre­liminary description of potential source material and proposed methodology as well as a list of the five PRIVACY cases you are most interested in working on (max 3 pages in all) 
  • teaching portfolio, portfolio with design works 
  • three samples of writing (articles or book chapters) 
  • co-author declarations. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declara­tion, which addresses the applicant’s share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate the precise status of each publication.   

We advise you to have the documents ready before you begin your online application. 

Submit the application no later than 22 March, 2020. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 

The ideal starting date would be 15 June 2020, but this is negotiable. 

Recruitment process 

Please note that the position is being advertised and will be filled in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Culture’s ‘Executive Order no. 1208 of 12 October 2010 on the employment of artistic/scientific staff at certain educational institutions under the Ministry of Culture’. The appointment as postdoc will therefore be based on a concrete assessment by an expert assessment committee.

After the application deadline, the Director of Centre for Privacy Studies selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. This selection is based on the applicants’ educational quali­fications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the research agenda of the centre as well as other relevant qualifications. All applicants are immediately notified whether their appli­cation has been accepted for assessment. 

The applications accepted for assessment will be assessed by a committee, comprising expertise in the relevant fields. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified candidates will be selected for a job interview in Co­penhagen. We aim to interview qualified candidates in April or June 2020. 

Additional Information 

For information about PRIVACY, please see: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/about-privacy/.

For questions regarding research, please contact Centre Director, Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun (mbb@teol.ku.dk); for practical questions, please contact Head of Administration Maj Riis Poulsen (mrp@teol.ku.dk). For questions concerning the enrolment at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and research, please contact core scholar Professor Peter Thule Kristensen (pthul@kadk.dk).

Information about the application process and the e-recruitment system can be obtained by contacting HR Officer Ellen Kruse Jacobsen by email: ekj@kadk.dk or by tel.: +45 4170 1539.

Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark at https://www.workindenmark.dk/

The University of Copenhagen and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background. 

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Post expires on Sunday March 22nd, 2020

PhD scholarship within the project: “PREDICTING RESPONSE – AI FOR 3D PRINTING BIOPOLYMERS IN ARCHITECTURE”

PhD scholarship within the project: “PREDICTING RESPONSE – AI FOR 3D PRINTING BIOPOLYMERS IN ARCHITECTURE” at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, posts vacant PhD scholarship as of 1 February 2020

The PhD scholarship is posted in the following project:

“PREDICTING RESPONSE – AI FOR 3D PRINTING BIOPOLYMERS IN ARCHITECTURE”

FRAMEWORK

Predicting Response is  a 4 year project funded under Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) Thematic Research on Digital Technologies.  The research project assembles a cross disciplinary team drawn from architecture and chemical engineering and includes: CITA (KADK), School of Architecture (University of Reading) and Department of Chemical Engineering (DTU).

This call is for a 3 year PhD Scholarship that is fully integrated within the project. The PhD will examine the predictive modelling of material behaviour of slurry printed biopolymers. By interfacing design integrated fabrication strategies based on 3D extrusion the aim will be to gather data and design and train models by which to steer fabrication of materials undergoing large state changes under printing and curing. The PhD student will be enrolled at CITA. It is our ambition that the PhD will start in July of 2020.

The position will be situated at CITA as part of the Institute of Architecture and Technology (IBT).

General Project Summary

This project investigates the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for creating predictive models for unpredictable material practices in architecture. AI and the use of advanced generative, search and predictive models are established parts of contemporary architectural modelling. They are mainly used for searching the design space and optimisation of given design solutions. However, new demands for sustainable design is challenging current practice and creating new opportunities for extending existing paradigms for design representation with methods of prediction. This project hypothesises that machine learning can be employed to develop new bio-based graded material practices for architecture informed by material performance and integrated with intelligent fabrication. With a special focus on biopolymer composites, the project examines how machine learning can be used to predict behaviour and grade these with versatile non-standard robotic 3D printing. It examines the use of machine learning in three interconnected enquiries: Predictive modelling of material behaviour in viscous biopolymers (subproject 1), Predictive modelling for grading of biopolymer composition (subproject 2) and Design integrated intelligent adaptive control for biopolymers (subproject 3). The three subprojects support and inform the overarching enquiry through a set of synergy-based activities that interfaces findings with architectural design performance criteria.

The project supports UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.4 (Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation) by developing new methodologies for sustainable production. The four-year research project is interdisciplinary and establishes new collaborations between Centre for IT and Architecture, Department of Chemical Engineering, (DTU) and University of Reading (UR).

The PhD will be associated with the UIA2023Cph. research network. The UIA2023Cph. research network is supporting the UIA (Union Internationale des Architectes) world conference “Sustainable Futures” which is to be held in Copenhagen in 2023. The network will provide a research study framework, structured around research led workshop seminars and common colloquia. The PhD student is expected to take part in and support these events.

PhD Focus

The PhD supports the research effort of subproject 1. Designing with biopolymers necessitates solid understanding of material behaviour both as a finished material and during setting. These states are radically different; where wet setting states are highly pliable and thixotropic, dry states are structurally rigid. Subproject 1 develops models that predict material transformation during setting and final structural performance. Based on input from external sensing (LIDAR scanning and machine vision), the use of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) will be investigated to predict the complex geometric transformations that result from material grading and the configuration of fabrication parameters.

The PhD assembles suitably wide and informed datasets to train the models and examines a broader array of shallow and deep machine learning algorithms against which the performance of the CNN methods can be assessed. It will examine their capacity for prediction and integration into design workflow.

The PhD student will work directly and primarily with the tasks outlined above together with the support of the other project members. There is also a reciprocal obligation to contribute to other work-packages for the project where necessary. CITA’s participation in the project is led by Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen who will act as primary PhD supervisor. The project also includes Associate Professors Paul Nicholas and Martin Tamke.   

A degree and masters in architecture or other degree of equivalent relevancy is required. Mature skills in appropriate computational modelling, machine learning and robotic control are expected and must be demonstrated in the application.

Center for Information Technology and Architecture  https://kadk.dk/CITA

CITA [Center for Information Technology and Architecture] is an innovative research environment that explores the intersections emerging between architecture and digital technologies. By exploring central research questions of how space and technology affect one another, CITA aims to identify how the current emergence of a digital practice impacts architectural thinking and design.

CITA places special focus on the use of IT as a tool for the design, production and communication of architecture with particular attention placed on material performance. CITA employs a practice based research method focussing on design-led physical experimentation and full scale prototyping. The physical experiments act as material research inquiries by which the concepts and technologies of the investigations are tested and evaluated. The centre has an international profile, extensive experience of running funded research projects and has initiated numerous international collaborations, exhibitions, conference presentations and workshop exchanges.


CITA is headed by Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, PhD, and is further staffed by 3 associate professors, 4 PhD students and 4 research assistants.

Institute of Architecture and Technology     https://kadk.dk/en/institute/architecture-and-technology

IBT combines architecture with studies of the importance of digital technologies in the development and use of materials, the design and performance of building structures and their fabrication. The institute focuses on how technologies in critical interaction with architectural design can enrich society and tackle global challenges – both in the Danish and international context. It researches material studies, building physics and tectonic innovation. The institute’s research and artistic development work often takes place in close interdisciplinary collaborations with relevant institutions and companies all over the world.

Terms of employment

Enrolment takes place with a view to obtain a PhD degree, and leads to salaried employment for a period of three years in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, AC, protocol on graduate fellowships (annex 5). The salary consists of a seniority-based base salary and a non-pensionable allowance.

The PhD Program is structured under the provisions of Ministerial Order on the PhD Programat the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (PhD Order) no. 1039 of 27 August 2013 issued by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education regarding PhD programs and PhD degrees. This executive order is available on the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture’s website (https://kadk.dk/en/regulatory-basis).

If you have completed a degree abroad, it will be assessed by the Danish Agency for International Education before employment can take place. Practical information can be found at http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/recognition-and-transparency/recognition-guide.

Application requirements

There are no application forms. Applications must be written in English and submitted as one pdf-file by clicking the link in the call. Please upload a blank page, if you are asked to upload more than one document

Applications must include:

  • A reflection on the stated architectural aims of the project in the form of proposed theoretical orientations, comparison to existing research, preliminary syllabus and a proposal of the principle methods to be employed in project development  (max. 5 regular standard pages).   
  • CV.
  • Documentation of educational merits, other qualifications and previous activities.
  • A list of published papers/publications (if applicable).
  • A list of anticipated publications and dissemination venues for the project.
  • A portfolio of previous works and studies completed.

Please submit applications electronically following the link below no later than Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 12.00 noon.

For further information, please contact Ditte Dahl by telephone at 4170 1532 or by e-mail at ditte.dahl@kadk.dk

Anyone who meets the requirement of an academic degree at a graduate level is encouraged to apply for the scholarship regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnicity.

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Post expires on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

PhD scholarship in Whole Genome Sequencing and Machine Learning for Improving Food Safety

Identification of bacteria is crucial, as different measures and actions will be taken whether food pathogens are detected, mostly at genus or species level. However, the identification techniques used today are time-consuming, and more importantly lack the resolution to differentiate between strains of the same species. Such strain-level diversity could affect the recognition of the risk level and decision of consequent actions. Certainly, these limitations can be resolved by whole-genome sequencing (WGS) technology. The lack of genetic insight and access to advanced computing facilities is a major hurdle for food industry to apply WGS technology in practice. A smart tool to predict virulence level and resistance to disinfectants is needed for frontline safety/quality assurance practice.

 

Considering the importance of Listeria monocytogenes to the food industry especially dairy industry, this project aims to incorporate WGS data of clinical and dairy isolates in machine-learning predictors to identify the virulence level and disinfectant-resistance of L. monocytogenes strains in real-time. With the developed tool, the food industrial users only need to upload raw read sequences data to the server hosted at DTU via a freely accessible web-based interface, in order to receive easily interpretable output. This project will improve and speed up the decision-making and food safety management of the dairy industry.

For this, the Research Group for Genomic Epidemiology, National Food Institute, DTU seeks a candidate for a vacant PhD position in whole genome sequencing and machine learning for improving food safety.  

 

Responsibilities and tasks

  • You will be responsible for characterization and analysis of Listeria monocytogenes genomes and developing machine learning model to predict virulence level and disinfectant-resistance in L. monocytogenes strains.
  • You will engage in developing web-based tool for food industrial users to predict the virulence and disinfectant-resistance of L. monocytogenes genomes in real-time.
  • You will communicate research results by presenting data at project meetings and international conferences, and write manuscripts for publication. The day-to-day work will be performed in close collaboration with other researchers in the Genomic Epidemiology group and with national and international partners including food industrial partner associated with the project. Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, contribution to joint publications.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in bioinformatics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Preferably the candidates with machine learning experience or similar. 

Research Group for Genomic Epidemiology, National Food Institute, DTU is the WHO Collaborating Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance and the EU Reference Laboratory for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), which ensures large international collaborative networks.

 

The research group has been working on genomic epidemiology of various foodborne bacteria including Listeria monocytogenes to predict and prevent infectious diseases in humans and to support global detection and control with an emphasis on AMR and foodborne infections. The group has developed online WGS tools for bacterial genome analysis, which have been accessed by users around the world. The group has full access to Computerome (Danish National Supercomputer for Life Sciences). In addition, the group ensures availability of intellectual expertise and technology to execute the project, including all facilities for molecular biology experiments, bioinformatics facilities, and expertise in whole genome sequencing, metagenomics, and machine learning.

 

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 Researcher Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, pile@food.dtu.dk, +45 2876 9522.

You can read more about the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group at https://www.food.dtu.dk/english/Research/ Genomic-Epidemiology

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 26 March 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

  • 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)

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 National Food Institute (DTU Food) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. Read more at www.food.dtu.dk

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

Deadline: 26 March 2020
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Thursday March 26th, 2020

PhD position in scientific visualization Norrkoping

Ref LiU-2020-00644

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

At the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/itn

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in scientific visualization
formally based at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.

Duties
As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

The scientific visualization group at Linköping University is focused on research ranging from basic research questions in scientific visualization, with a focus on topological data analysis, to a wide range of application driven questions. A primary interest is developing reliable methods based on rigid mathematical foundations targeting visualization needs from specific applications.

The doctoral student will adapt methods from topological data analysis to enable robust, multi-scale feature-tracking used as basis for the visual exploration of complex data sets. The project is driven by scientific questions from applications in climate science, physics and medicine. The research goals include

–  Application of topological methods for the analysis of tensor fields, e.g. diffusion tensors, in medical application
–  Development of descriptive data summaries that can be used for the comparison of data fields
–  Tracking of topological structures over time and detection of changes
–  Development of a visualization concepts for the interactive exploration of the tracking results

Qualifications
Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

The candidate should hold a MS degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely related subject. The candidate should have excellent programming skills in c/c++ or similar, and good knowledge of graphics programming. Fluency in spoken and written English is also a requirement. Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas would be advantageous: experiences in topological data analysis, pattern recognition, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement, as soon as possible

Salary
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 7 April, 2020.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunitiesA majority of our PhD students within ITN are men which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact person

Ingrid Hotz

Professor

+46 11 363462

ingrid.hotz@liu.se

Martina Klefbeck

HR partner

011-363166

martina.klefbeck@liu.se

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Post expires on Tuesday April 7th, 2020

Research assistant, Communication Technology in Biological Production

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University (AU Foulum), invites applicants for a 10 months research assistant position offering applicants an opportunity to join an EU research project: Internet of Farms and Foods (IoF2020). The project deals with the questions of innovative, fail-safe communication and internet of moving things for farm management
The position is available from April 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to the research in selecting and approval of novel wireless communication technologies within the agricultural domain on a global scale. The research include:

  • Implementation of best qualified, commercialized as well as novel communication technologies (telematics logging, direct communication or mesh networking)
  • Setting up test protocol and processing technologies
  • Supporting an IoT test platform for moving things in an agricultural context
  • Implement wireless communication protocols/software protocols
  • Quality assessment/control of data, data-sources and data
  • International cooperation with other research groups/industry addressing coordination and acquisition of new research projects and funding

The project is conducted by the department of engineering, Control and automation (Operation Research). 

Your profile
Applicants should hold a master degree in electrical and computer engineering or similar relevant domain.
We are seeking candidates with a background in wireless communication technologies. It would be advantageous if the candidate has knowledge about signal processing and test protocols in relation to communication technologies.
In addition, it is an advantage if the candidate has an ability to disseminate research results as reports or scientific papers, ability to work as part of an international team, and speak and write fluency in English.

About the Operation Research Group
The Operations Research group embraces the concept of systems engineering involving research, development and implementation of planning, control and application technologies in various production systems (e.g. agro-food), as well as efficient data collection, processing and documentation methods traceability.
New production principles involving robots, sensors, mathematical/physical models, decision support systems for operations and task management, design and implementation of information technology and communication and other innovative technologies are pursued.
Additionally, new products and production methods are evaluated in terms of sustainability, feasibility, etc.

The place of work is Blichers Alle 20, 8830 Tjele, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information please contact: Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen, +4522827547, claus.soerensen@eng.au.dk.

Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

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

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

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

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Deadline
3 March 2020

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

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

Post expires on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

Two Postdocs in Computational Empowerment for Emerging Technologies in Education 2825

In collaboration with the Center for Computational Thinking and Design, the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University, invites applications for two fully funded two-year postdoc positions in computational empowerment for emerging technologies in education, funded by VILLUM FONDEN and It-vest.

The postdoc positions are full-time and begin on 1 May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Place of employment: Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their personal background.

The Project
Computational Empowerment is an emerging field of research that focuses on how, with a deeper understanding of technology and computation, citizens – especially children and adolescents – can engage actively in the design and use of digital technology to support their personal agency in a digitalised society. We are interested in learning activities that take into consideration design, computational thinking, digital making and critical reflection and that understand how diverse users and user contexts as well as the societal impact of emerging digital technology can contribute to computational empowerment. The successful applicants will build on participatory design research, social and qualitative research, and child-computer interaction and conduct experimental design research in Danish secondary schools to develop a human-centred framework for computational empowerment for emerging technologies in education.

Research
The postdocs will work on the research project Computational Empowerment for Emerging Technologies (CEED). CEED is a four-year research project exploring and building new practices of computational empowerment for emerging technologies in Danish secondary education. CEED addresses the core question: How do we empower coming generations to understand the complexity and impact of digital technology and become co-creators of our digitalised society of the future? (See description here: https://cctd.au.dk/projects/ceed-project/.)

Postdoc 1
The first postdoc should build on current social and design research and conduct ethnographic and experimental design research in Danish primary and secondary schools to develop a framework for computational empowerment. Within the CEED framework, the postdoc will work with specific focus on Project 1: Principles for Designing and Learning with Emerging Technologies (see: https://cctd.au.dk/projects/ceed-project/ for description) and include a special focus on human-centred themes of diversity, responsibility and sustainability. In addition, the postdoc will be involved in the daily management and planning of the CEED project at Arts.

Postdoc 2
The second postdoc should build on current social and design research and conduct ethnographic and experimental design research in Danish primary and secondary schools to develop a framework for computational empowerment. Within the CEED framework, the postdoc will work with a specific focus on Project 4: Qualities and Criteria for Evaluating Digital Design Literacy in Education (see: https://cctd.au.dk/projects/ceed-project/ for description) and include a special focus on human-centred themes of diversity, responsibility and sustainability. In addition, the postdoc will be involved in the daily management and planning of the CEED project at Arts.

Supervision
The positions may involve supervision as agreed upon with the head of the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies and the leader of the Center for Computational Thinking and Design.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in child-computer interaction, interaction design, participatory design or a similar field, as well as strong theoretical and methodological background in participatory, ethnographic and experimental research. Applicants must be able to document, relevant to the position:

  • An outstanding and innovative doctoral dissertation (or the equivalent) in an area related to and relevant for the project
  • Experience of collaborative research projects at the intersection between academia, education and industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in order to engage productively both within the research team and with external organisations and institutions.

Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document

  • Excellence in research through publications in international journals and conference proceedings within child-computer interaction, participatory design and social research
  • Research experience in qualitative research and design with/for children
  • Time spent abroad working at one or more internationally recognised research institution
  • The ability to understand Danish in written and oral form; otherwise, the successful applicant will be required to attain proficiency in Danish within the first 6-12 months of the position.

As part of their application, applicants should provide a research statement describing their ideas for the research they will conduct as postdoc and explain how their research relates and contributes to the thematic research frame of the Computational Empowerment for Emerging Technologies (CEED) project. Please keep these statements to a maximum of three pages.

Work environment
Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis.

We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. See Family and work-life balance for further information.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU.

International applicant?
International applicants are encouraged to see Attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.

About the Department and the Center
The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies is one of the strongest academic IT environments in Europe and attracts visiting scholars and PhD students from all over the world. We focus on information technology as a feature of people’s everyday lives and futures. As a result, we have a strong connection between theory and practice and play a role in a great number of national and international collaborations. Read more on the department’s website.

The Center for Computational Thinking and Design (CCTD) is a new interdisciplinary center at Aarhus University. The center collaborates closely with the School of Communication and Culture, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Management as primary actors. The vision for the center is to develop further the research and educational perspectives on basic IT competencies – “21st century learning skills”. This work is ongoing and focuses on all levels of education in Denmark, from primary education to university level curriculum. This work calls for new perspectives on IT education within programming, digital fabrication, digital innovation, design studies, and digital methodology (among others). The center works with these perspectives across educational contexts within the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences.

School of Communication and Culture
The school is a part of the Faculty of Arts. You will find information about the school and its research programmes, departments and diverse activities on its website.

Contact
For more information about the position, please contact Professor Ole Sejer Iversen by telephone (+45) 8716 1996 or email oiversen@cavi.au.dk or Associate Professor Rachel C. Smith by telephone (+45) 2617 1840 or email: rsmith@cavi.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application or if you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal by email: hsi@au.dk.

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities
Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here: http://talent.au.dk/junior-researchers-at-aarhus-university/the-junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Deadline
2 March 2020

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

Post expires on Monday March 2nd, 2020

PhD scholarship in Phononic-Fluidic Sensor Systems

The Department of Electrical Engineering and the Center for Acoustic-Mechanical Microsystems (CAMM) invite highly motivated and talented graduates to apply for a 3-year PhD position in a challenging research project on Phononic-Fluidic Sensor Systems. The goal of this PhD project is the design and realization of a new class of sensor systems by combining acoustic structures with fluidic elements containing exchangeable analytes.

 

With the project we aim to explore the optimization of fluidic sensor elements with an acoustic metamaterial or phononic crystal. This novel application is expected to allow highly sensitive analysis of liquids and mixtures. You will contribute to state of the art research at the boundary between engineering, physics, and material science. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

 

The focus of CAMM is to facilitate and connect research in acoustic-mechanical interaction, numerical methods and optimization, microfabrication, and acoustic measurement techniques. In collaboration with three world-leading Danish companies in hearing aids and electroacoustic devices, we combine strong expertise from DTU Electrical Engineering and DTU Mechanical Engineering to achieve this goal.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

In this multidisciplinary research project you will learn and apply new theoretical and experimental methods and techniques to develop existing prototype sensor concepts into practical devices. The successful outcome of this project will advance research and industrial applications covering microfluidics, (bio) chemistry, and medicine. Depending on your interests and competencies, this will involve your engagement in:

  • 3D computer aided design (CAD) of phononic-fluidic measurement cells
  • Numerical modelling and topology optimization of acoustic-mechanical structures
  • Additive manufacturing (3D-printing) of your designs
  • Experimental analysis of acoustic sensor characteristics

Prior experience with one or more of these methods is considered beneficial to your application. For these tasks you will take responsibility for project planning, data management, lab work such as fabrication and setting up and running experiments, and comprehensive documentation. You are also expected to be able to work in a highly collaborative environment inside CAMM, as well as with local and international partners. Close exchange between DTU Electrical Engineering and DTU Mechanical Engineering is expected. Fluent written and spoken English is essential.

 

Your PhD project will result in scientific publications of your results. You will present at international conferences as part of your research training and you can also sharpen your didactics skills through experience as teaching assistant.

 

As a PhD student in CAMM and the Acoustics Technology Group, you will benefit from our strong expertise in acoustics, numerical modelling, optimization, metamaterials, and microfabrication technologies. This will allow you to:

  • Be a part of a creative and stimulating scientific environment
  • Develop your theoretical and experimental skills
  • Collaborate with experts in topics related to your project

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation, and scientific advice for the benefit of society. We offer a great flexibility in the position, and emphasize work-life balance. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

 
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 engineering, physics, material science, or related fields. Documented experience with acoustics, wave propagation, and/or sensor systems will be considered an advantage.

 

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Frieder Lucklum and Prof. Jakob Søndergaard Jensen.

 

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.

 

As the PhD position is a part of a DFG funded research project it will include an external research stay at a German collaboration partner.

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

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Frieder Lucklum (fluc@elektro.dtu.dk) tel.: +45 4525 3937 or Prof. Jakob Søndergaard Jensen (jsj@mek.dtu.dk) tel.: +45 4525 4280. You are very welcome to write or call if you have any questions about the position or the recruitment process.

 

You can read more about the Center for Acoustic-Mechanical Microsystems and the Acoustic Technology Group on www.camm.elektro.dtu.dk and www.act.elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Elektro at www.elektro.dtu.dk/english.
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 6 March 2020 (23:59 local time).

 

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

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

 

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

Deadline: 6 March 2020
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday March 6th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Data-driven Innovative Maintenance

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

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

 

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

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

 

Responsibilities and tasks

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

 
In practice, the job will require you to:
  • Manage and carry through your own research project, be self-starting and to take initiative in shaping and driving your project forward.
  • Work in structured and data-driven manner in order to analyse, synthesize and develop maintenance architecture methodology.
  • Take relevant PhD courses (30 ECTS).
  • Publish in international peer reviewed journals and write a PhD thesis.
  • Actively engage in teamwork with the other PhDs as well as with industry partners.
  • Facilitate workshops and meetings with colleagues and company stakeholders.

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

 

The ideal candidate has experience with data analytics and have a high interest for developing innovative models and methods.

We are looking for a person who likes diversity in their daily work where the daily task will vary from writing papers, doing data analytic and facilitating workshops with people form the industry.

 
Preference will be given to candidates with:

A relevant background in data analytics, product development or operation management

 

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

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

 

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

 

Salary and appointment terms

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

 

Primary workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, but with frequent visits at the collaboration partner Total E&P Denmark A/S in Esbjerg.

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

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

 

You can read more about “the Department” at www.mek.dtu.dk

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 1 March 2020 (23:59 local time).

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU Mechanical Engineering conducts teaching and research in basic mechanics, advanced design tools, product development, energy systems, coastal hydrodynamics and marine technology. 

Within the design and product development areas, the Department develops the basis for design of new land based and marine structures as well as industrial products, which take safety, economy, environmental impact, aesthetics and durability into account. The Department of Mechanical Engineering attaches great importance to integrated product development and the development of rational design principles for structures. 

 

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

Deadline: 1 March 2020
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Sunday March 1st, 2020

Postdoc for analysis of crude oil and water using advanced chromatography and mass spectrometry

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a postdoc position on crude oil and reservoir water characterization as a part of a larger project relating to oil recovery in the context of advanced water flooding. Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea. The advertised project focuses on improved recovery processes with a focus on sustainable production and water management.


Responsibilities and tasks
The position will be an integrated part of the advanced water flooding, produced water and tight reservoir development programmes at the DHRTC with a focus on mapping and characterizing oil constituents in water and oil samples from the Danish North Sea oil fields. In this context, the candidate is expected work with the team to perform innovative, fundamental, and applied research on:

  • Chemical analysis of crude oil samples, contaminated water samples and petroleum fluids.
  • Investigation of injection strategies of modified salinity and produced water into reservoirs.
  • Investigation of degradation of crude oil constituents and water treatment for removal of crude oil contaminants.

Water based enhanced oil recovery employs different techniques to optimize the flow of oil and to minimize the residual oil left behind by the water flooding of oil. The injection water can be modified to improve recovery by altering its composition by salinity modification or by additives. A molecular characterization of the crude oil constituents provides the link between well-established models for mixtures of simple molecules and improved models for reservoir fluids that consist of many complex components and ill-defined fractions. The water produced from well with the oil is a potential candidate for re-injection and is an environmental challenge if left untreated so there is particular interest in characterizing the composition of the water phase. The characterization will be based on modern analytical methods including advanced gas and liquid chromatography and high resolution mass spectrometry (GCxGC and HRMS). Other methods available for petroleum analysis include FTIR, ICP-OES and NMR.

The project will involve work with partner laboratories and with the team in the fluid characterization and recovery processes groups at DHRTC.

Application potential
The line-of-sight application potential of this project is to assist the improved recovery and produced water management projects with application in the Danish North Sea.

Qualifications
PhD degree in analytical, organic or physical chemistry or similar

  • Exceptional skills in analytical experimental chemistry;
  • Experience with advanced chromatography, mass spectrometry and chemometrics
  • Interest in applied research;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;

You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment terms of the Postdoc will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. Postdoc employment is for a period of two years.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr. Karen Feilberg, klfe@dtu.dk.
You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: 
www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research
 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 6 March 2020 (23:59 local time).

 

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

  • Application stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement and names and addresses of three references
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD) and list of publications

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

The overarching purpose of The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is to identify new technological and conceptual solutions that will enable increased oil and gas extraction in the Danish section of the North Sea. The research activities at the centre cover selected aspects of expertise: Reservoir characterization, Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Processes, Drilling & Production Technology Concepts and Production Facilities, Materials Research & Design. The centre will develop deep, new understanding within these disciplines with a line-of-sight to application. Located at The Technical University of Denmark research groups at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark will be affiliated with the Centre. When fully operational, the centre will employ and engage more than 100 people.

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

Deadline: 6 March 2020
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
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Post expires on Friday March 6th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Miniaturised Microbial Solar Cells

We are looking for a talented PhD candidate to join the project ‘Pyrolytic Hierarchical Organic Electrodes for sustaiNable Electrochemical Energy Systems (PHOENEEX)’, which is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. The overall vision of PHOENEEX is to develop a miniaturised biobattery. In this context, you will work in close collaboration with several researchers in an interdisciplinary team.

We are based at DTU Nanolab, where we conduct cross-disciplinary research and apply micro- and nanotechnology to a wide range of scientific disciplines and applications. The Biomaterial Microsystems group is a highly ambitious group, pursuing research on microfabrication of 3D polymer and carbon structures and devices and their application in drug delivery, bioelectrochemistry and biosensing.

Responsibilities and tasks
In microbial solar cells (MSCs), oxygenic microorganisms such as cyanobacteria or algae are used to capture light, carry out charge separation of water and transfer electrons to an electrode generating electrical power. The advantage of PMFCs is that the energy source is solar light, which is virtually unlimited. Furthermore, compared to traditional solar cells, solar cells based on oxygenic photosynthetic microorganisms are potentially able to deliver current in the dark where organic matter accumulated during operation in daylight conditions is processed by the microbes. MSCs require a suitable hosting support for 3D microbial biofilms, which cannot be efficiently electrochemically connected to electrodes with poorly defined architecture. We believe that this is a major limitation, as mainly the microorganisms in close proximity to the electrode contribute to the electron transfer. In PHOENEEX, we will explore hierarchically structured 3D carbon microelectrodes potentially allowing electrochemical energy harvesting in the full depth of the bacterial cultures.

Your main contribution will be the design, fabrication and evaluation of a miniaturized MSC. First, biofilm formation on carbon electrodes will be investigated and eventually the surface chemistry has to be optimized. Next, a systematic investigation of the influence of geometry and material properties of carbon microelectrodes on the electron transfer and the energy harvesting from photosynthetic microorganisms such as cyanobacteria will be conducted. Furthermore, the optimization of light transfer to the bacterial biofilms will be investigated. Finally, the performance will be compared to state of the art MSCs. The work will be conducted in close collaboration with Cambridge University.

We expect that you:
  • embrace the responsibility to plan and execute experimental research
  • are interested in cell biology, material science, microbial electrochemical systems and electrochemistry, and are eager to explore new research areas
  • ideally have experience with bioelectrochemistry, cell culturing and/or microsystem fabrication
  • have excellent engineering skills and an analytical mindset
  • are motivated to contribute to technology enabling sustainable energy
  • appreciate teamwork and have the ability to interact and collaborate with researchers and laboratory technicians in a very cross-disciplinary environment

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, analytical chemistry, material science, microengineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. The PhD project will be very interdisciplinary and the candidate is expected to have the interest to explore new bio-applications of carbon-based materials. A high grade average is decisive to be considered for the scholarship.

Approval and Enrolment

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

 

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Stephan Sylvest Keller (DTU Nanolab), Professor Jenny Emnéus (DTU Bioengineering) and Postdoc Galina Pankratova (DTU Nanolab).

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

Salary and appointment terms

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Workplace
The fabrication of the microsystems will be carried out at DTU Lyngby Campus at DTU Nanolab. Through the ERC grant, a new laboratory – the PHOENEEX lab – will be established providing the infrastructure necessary to conduct the research in this ambitious project.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Stephan Sylvest Keller, suke@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 5846.

You can read more about DTU Nanolab and the Biomaterial Microsystems group at www.nanolab.dtu.dk.

More information on the framework of the ERC Consolidator Grant can be found here:


Application
Please submit your online application no later than 5 April 2020.

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 single PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

DTU Nanolab is a common infrastructure and research facility located at and fully owned by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. The core facilities consist of a large cleanroom and a state-of-the-art electron microscopy center inaugurated in 2007. The research activities carried out at DTU Nanolab span from nano- and microfabrication with Silicon-based materials, carbon and polymers to the highly sophisticated analysis of nanoscale materials in hard and soft matter. Since 2018, DTU Nanolab is extended to provide expertise in soft matter from small molecule complexes to biological cells.

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

Deadline: 5 April 2020
Unit: DTU Nanolab
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Post expires on Sunday April 5th, 2020

Postdoc in Wind Farm Optimization

The Department of Wind Energy has a vacancy for a 2 year post-doctoral position in the Loads and Control Section (LAC) at DTU Risø Campus. DTU Wind Energy is a mission driven university department with a vision to be the preferred university partner for the global wind energy sector. The department creates value for society through integration of research with education, innovation and research-based consultancy within key fields central to the development and use of wind energy.

DTU Wind Energy develops state-of-the-art design methods to ensure the best performance, lowest cost and overall structural integrity of wind turbines as well as advance the design, operation and control of entire wind power plants for the future needs of the evolving energy system. This is a highly multi-disciplinary issue involving modeling of wind flow, aerodynamics, structures, controls, and more at varying levels of fidelity. LAC focuses on engineering models for loads and dynamics, aeroelastic stability, wind turbine and farm control, and wind farm design optimization, and implements its research in software tools and in courses to the benefit of the wind energy community in general.

This post-doctoral position focuses on developing and applying theoretical expertise in wind farm optimization in particular as a crucial element of the overall section and department activities in research, education and innovation.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

Your work will mainly be focused within systems engineering and optimization activities in research and commercial projects in Loads and Control Section at DTU Wind Energy. Specific tasks will include:

  • Development and adaptation of models for wind turbine and farm physics and costs for the TOPFARM wind farm optimization framework
  • Executing wind farm optimization studies in a range of applications including but not limited to: wind farm layout optimization, design of wind farm collection systems, hybrid plant sizing and physical design, etc.
  • Writing papers for conferences and journal publications, supporting development of research proposals, and participation on commercial projects for improving wind farm optimization practice by industry

In addition, you are also expected to support the activities on the overall maintenance, documentation, training and support of the TOPFARM wind farm optimization farmeork and model suite.

 

The research aims at creating new valuable knowledge within the wind farm systems engineering and optimization area and implementation of this in department activities as well as in the industry in both the short and long term. Much of our activities are performed in collaboration with the industry, as well as other Danish and foreign research institutions.

In addition, the researcher is also expected to contribute to the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the ongoing projects in LAC with reporting and administration
  • Offer support and assistance in teaching the wind energy courses relating to systems engineering and optimization and developing course materials if required
  • Supervise our wind energy master students relating to wind farm systems engineering and optimization and define the potential projects for the master students

Qualifications
The section for Loads and Control at DTU Wind Energy is looking for a post-doctoral in wind farm systems engineering and optimization with a strong academic background in optimization (particularly multi-disciplinary optimization) and its application in wind energy. The candidate must hold a PhD degree in systems engineering, aerospace engineering or relevant engineering disciplines. Industry work experience in wind energy farm design is preferable.

Experience with advanced multi-disciplinary analysis and optimization (MDAO) methods using both gradient, heuristic, meta-heuristic and mixed methods is preferable. Experience with uncertainty quantification and data-science techniques is also preferable. Additional skills of interest include:

  • Experience with Python / Julia programming languages and scientific libraries
  • Experience with OpenMDAO
  • Experience with High Performance Computing including OpenMP/MPI libraries

It is important that you are open-minded, responsible, ready to engage in a team and have good communication 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 position is a 2 year post-doctoral position.
 
More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Katherine Dykes, +45 21 79 92 59.

 
You can read more about the DTU Wind Energy department at https://www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english .
 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 29 February 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/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 Wind Energy is a department at the Technical University of Denmark with the overall mission to develop and create value using the natural and technical sciences and focusing on wind energy for the benefit of society. This includes research and education in siting and integration, wind turbine technology, and offshore wind energy as well as scientific advice and testing and other research-based services. The department is an internationally leading centre in wind energy and cooperates with industry and institutions worldwide.

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

Deadline: 29 February 2020
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
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Post expires on Saturday February 29th, 2020

Bioinformatician (1-4)

Ref. No. SU FV-0489-20

at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, placement at SciLifeLab, Stockholm. Closing date: 2020-03-03.

SciLifeLab (www.scilifelab.se) is a Swedish national centre for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The centre combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is hosted by four Swedish universities (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University) and collaborates with several other universities. SciLifeLab exists today at six different locations across Sweden. 

NBIS (the bioinformatics platform at SciLifeLab, www.nbis.se) is a large national infrastructure with currently around 90 staff, including bioinformaticians, system developers and data stewards. NBIS is in rapid development providing advanced support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community. 

We are now looking for several bioinformaticians to join the NBIS support team. The team currently comprises close to 50 full-time senior bioinformaticians across Sweden, with broad and advanced expertise in analysis of large-scale genomics and other omics data. The team works closely with research groups from across the country, to provide state-of-the-art bioinformatics analyses to the Swedish life science community. Examples of supported scientific areas range from translational medicine and complex diseases, to fundamental cell biology and evolutionary and environmental research. Many projects are of data-driven character, and can include AI and machine learning. 

You will get the opportunity to work in a vibrant research environment and with a range of interesting projects in collaboration with different research groups. We are a strong and collaborative team of bioinformatics experts and this in conjunction with the broad competence within NBIS and SciLifeLab creates an excellent forum for NBIS staff to maintain cutting-edge expertise and acquire new skills. In addition to direct involvement in research projects, the work includes teaching on advanced national courses and potentially tool/workflow development.

Main responsibilities
We are looking for a highly motivated bioinformatician, computational biologist and/or biostatistician with a strong background and interest in applied bioinformatics analyses of data from high-throughput DNA sequencing, mass spectrometry proteomics or other omics methods. “Reproducible research” and “FAIR data” are central concepts to NBIS.

The Bioinformatics staff-scientist will:

  • Carry out advanced bioinformatics analyses in a wide variety of research projects
  • Potentially develop tools and workflows for such analyses
  • Educate other scientists in bioinformatics through collaboration within supported projects, teaching at advanced national courses and consultations
  • Take part in the continuous development and improvement of NBIS at a national level.

Qualification requirements
The successful candidate should have a PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology or other relevant area, knowledge in one or more programming languages, preferably including Python and R  fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and strong skills in cooperation and communication. Expertise in transcriptomics, epigenetics, proteomics, single-cell biology, biostatistics and multi-omics integration is of particular relevance. Postdoctoral studies are a strong merit but not a requirement. Strong skills in experimental design and software development are also beneficial. Great importance will be given to personal suitability.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact 
Further information about the position can be obtained from Jessica Lindvall, NBIS Support manager (jessica.lindvall@nbis.se, telephone: +46 70 710 63 47), Pär Engström, NBIS Support manager (par.engstrom@nbis.se, telephone: +46 8 16 22 44) and Bengt Persson, NBIS Director (bengt.persson@nbis.se).

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 03/03/2020

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Post expires on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020