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Three postdoc positions in solid and experimental mechanics in the context of fatigue of welds in offshore structures

The Departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Wind Energy invite applications for three postdoctoral fellows in the fields of solid and experimental mechanics in the context of fatigue of welds in offshore structures. The positions are to be appointed at the earliest possible date.

Fatigue remains a challenge for the design and maintenance of welded offshore structures. The three postdoctoral fellows will be part of a large project with the purpose to provide insight on the fatigue performance of welds in large structures with respect to the area of offshore application. Through model development and a general reduction of model uncertainties, the project will enable more reliable and cost efficient fatigue design, maintenance, and repair. To achieve this goal advanced concepts of fatigue testing, hybrid simulation, and fracture mechanics modelling will be enabled and combined.

The successful candidates will join an ambitious international research team with members from the Technical University of Denmark, Aalborg University, The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Center and Force Technology.

Qualifications
Candidates interested in (1) fatigue testing (to be employed by the Department of Civil Engineering) and in (2) structural hybrid simulation testing (to be employed at the Department of Mechanical Engineering) should preferably have a strong background in experimental mechanics and monitoring techniques, such as digital image correlation or acoustic emission. Prior experience within the field of experimental mechanics will be an advantage.

Candidates with a strong background in (3) solid mechanics and numerical fracture mechanics with a keen interest in discrete fatigue crack growth simulation in metals will be given priority, when applying for the position related to fracture mechanics modelling (to be employed at the Department of Wind Energy).

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in relevant fields of research, preferably within experimental and fracture mechanics and should have a strong interest in working in an inter-disciplinary environment and have excellent collaboration skills. Strong communication skills are an advantage and an outstanding academic record is a requirement. Applicants with a proven record of international collaborations will be favored. Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious, and hard working. Only applicants with great talent and a possibility to be among the brightest in their field will be considered. Positions are available immediately, and applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

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 2½ years.

Your primary workplace will depend on the position applied for, i.e. Department of Civil Engineering, DTU Lyngby Campus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, DTU Lyngby Campus, or Department of Wind Energy, DTU Risø Campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assistant Professor Alexander Michel (almic@byg.d.tu.dk), Department of Civil Engineering, Associate Professor Christian Berggreen (cbe@mek.dtu.dk), Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Senior Researcher Martin Eder (maed@dtu.dk), Department of Wind Energy.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December 2020 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter) – please indicate the position you are applying for
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publication

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.

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 12,000 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: 18 December 2020
Unit: DTU Civil Eng
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Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020

One or more PhD Stipends in Network Audio Signal Processing (Marie Skłodowska-Curie) (8-20078)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one or more PhD stipends in Network Audio Signal Processing are available within the general study programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from February 1, 2021, or soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD stipends are within the frame of the H2020 MSCA European Training Network “Service-Oriented Ubiquitous Network-Driven Sound (SOUNDS)”. Please see more information here https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/956369

The PhD students employed at AAU will be fully embedded in the SOUNDS research and training network, and will carry out theoretical and applied research in the interdisciplinary fields of signal processing, audio processing, communication networks and machine learning. The topics of the positions are related to the following fields:

  • Learning, compressing, and distributing acoustic changes in networked environments.
  • Real-time distributed speech compression and enhancement in wireless hearing aids.

THE “SOUNDS” PROJECT

The SOUNDS European Training Network (ETN) revolves around a new and promising paradigm coined as Service- Oriented, Ubiquitous, Network-Driven Sound. Inspired by the ubiquity of mobile and wearable devices capable of capturing, processing, and reproducing sound, the SOUNDS ETN aims to bring audio technology to a new level by exploiting network-enabled cooperation between devices. We envision the next generation of audio devices to be capable of providing enhanced hearing assistance, creating immersive audio experience, enabling advanced voice control and much more, by seamlessly exchanging signals and parameter settings, and spatially analyzing and reproducing sound jointly with other nearby audio devices and infrastructure. Moreover, such functionality should be self-organizing, flexible, and scalable, requiring minimal user interaction for adapting to changes in the environment or network. It is anticipated that this paradigm will eventually result in an entirely new way of designing and using audio technology, by considering audio as a service enabled through shared infrastructure, rather than as a device-specific functionality limited by the capabilities and constraints of a single user device.

To attain this paradigm shift in audio technology not only requires additional research but also calls for a new generation of qualified researchers with a transdisciplinary and international scientific profile, strong collaborative research and research management skills, and the intersectoral expertise needed to carry research results from academia to industry. It is believed that the SOUNDS ETN will offer the best possible framework for achieving these goals, by organizing advanced interdisciplinary research training, developing solid transferable skills, and providing intersectoral and international experience in a network of qualified and complementary industrial and academic institutions.

The SOUNDS ETN strongly values research integrity, actively supports open access and reproducible research, and strives for diversity and gender balance in its entire research and training program. The SOUNDS ETN adheres to The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Profile of the candidate:

The candidate has a Master degree in information theory, statistical signal processing, estimation theory, adaptive signal processing, or audio processing, and have a solid background in mathematics.

Excellent proficiency in the English language is required, as well as good communication skills, both oral and written.

Candidates must satisfy the eligibility conditions for MSCA Early Stage Researchers, i.e., they must have obtained their Master degree in the past 4 years and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the past 3 years

You may obtain further information from Professor Jan Østergaard, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: 99408693, email: jo@es.aau.dk , concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

Application requirements: (The application needs to include the following documents)

  • Letter of motivation.
  • Project description (proposal). A document of maximum 5 pages that describes in your view what are the important research questions (hypotheses), methodologies, and key literature that are useful specifically for this project.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master + Bachelor degrees), including academic transcripts.
  • English test scores (TOEFL scores or similar).
  • List of publications (if applicable).
  • Recommendation letter (if applicable).
  • List of references.

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

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

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 4 January 2021
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Monday January 4th, 2021

PhD Position in Human Building Interaction (7-20086)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, a PhD position is available within the area of Human Building Interaction. The PhD position is open for appointment for a 3-year period from February 1, 2021 or soonest thereafter.The Department for Architecture, Design, and Media Technology, CREATE (https://www.create.aau.dk) is unique in the Danish context as it collects architectural, industrial design and media technology disciplines under one roof providing opportunities for powerful interdisciplinary research which aims at human-centred design solutions, making new technologies usable for people. The developed new architecture, products and media solutions with the user in focus address future societal challenges regarding development of sustainable and attractive ways of living. The PhD position will be placed in the department’s section in Aalborg in the Architecture and Urban Design Section at the interface between Human Building Interaction and Human Machine Interaction in the Media Technology section.

Job description

The concrete PhD project is interdisciplinary and will focus on indoor environmental affordances, which indoor spaces offer to occupants. The PhD project should hereby focus on investigating how occupants perceive, understand and use affordances for indoor environment control, hence for their interaction with their built environment. The results are expected to contribute to a human-centred design approach and integration of upcoming technologies into the daily lives of people against the background of the green transition, towards sustainable, usable indoor environments. It is expected that the candidate will work on an independent project. The appointed candidate will benefit from the combined interdisciplinary expertise of the two supervisors Professor Runa T. Hellwig, Human Building Interaction/Architecture (https://vbn.aau.dk/en/persons/144482) and Professor MSO Matthias Rehm, Human Machine Interaction/Media Technology (https://vbn.aau.dk/en/organisations/human-machine-interaction).

Qualifications:

You hold a superior Masters degree with a focus within one or more of the relevant areas of the research field:
Integrated architectural design, human computer interaction/human centred computing, psychology, service design, ergonomics, indoor environmental design or similarly related fields that offer a solid foundation for further research into the area of Human Building Interaction. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The final degree needs to be confirmed by the time of appointment.

Personal suitability of the applicant will be assessed with special emphasis placed on:

  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the proposed project within the time frame.
  • The applicant’s ability to complete the research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join national and international interdisciplinary academic communities
  • Experience/ motivation to work with occupants in real buildings or humans in laboratory settings
  • Experience/ motivation to apply/learn statistical analysis methods and programming skills
  • Working with humans in the local context requires Danish language skills. When Danish is not your native language, you are expected to put extra effort into learning Danish.

Furthermore, you have manual skills, scientific creativity and high motivation. Beyond that, an independent and precise way of working, a strong sense of responsibility, the ability to integrate into a team are requested.

You may obtain further information from Professor Runa T. Hellwig, Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology, email rthe@create.aau.dk or phone: +45 2281 3881 concerning the scientific aspects of the position.

We prioritise applicants who submit a short “project description” (2-3 pages), which is a suggestion for a PhD project within the topics mentioned above. This project description should include: one or more research questions, a study design including methods and theories for the research project and a time schedule.

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

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

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt , The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: vkns@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7408.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

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

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

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 28, 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 4 January 2021
Unit: Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
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Post expires on Monday January 4th, 2021

Postdoc in Secure and Private Machine Learning Mechanisms

Information about the department
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 270 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor’s, Master’s and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.

Our aim is to actively increase our gender balance in both our department and division. We therefore strongly encourage female applicants for our positions. As an employee at Chalmers and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, you are given the opportunity to contribute to our active work within the field of equality and diversity. We are working broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. For more information, visit our website.

Major responsibilities
We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven post-doctoral researcher to work in the area of information security and cryptography. The position is for five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, within the division of Networks and Systems and the Systems Security group, who are doing research on fields ranging from secure and private computing, cryptographic primitives, secure and private machine and or distributed learning, vehicular security, authentication, intrusion detection and response.

The post-doctoral researcher will join the Prof. Mitrokotsa’s group, working in the area of information and communication security and machine learning with a focus on mechanisms and protocols for secure and private machine learning. More precisely, we envision secure and privacy-preserving machine learning algorithms for artificial intelligence applications in everyday life that can provide confidentiality and integrity guarantees. In particular the main aims of the project are to: (i) Safeguard the privacy of individuals that participate by either providing their data to build the AI system or being end-users of the system, (ii) safeguard the integrity of the system by ensuring its robustness to adversarial inputs and cryptographically limiting the possible points of adversarial manipulation.

The post-doctoral researcher will be supervised by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa and Prof. Christos Dimitrakakis and will have the chance to collaborate with well-known researchers in the area of information security and machine learning.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is available for three years. Salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers’ general agreement for post-doc positions. Currently the starting salary is 37,000 SEK a month before tax. The position is intended to start in Jan – Feb. 2021.

Qualifications
To qualify as a post-doctoral researcher you must have a PhD with a focus on information security and cryptography. The degree should generally not be older than three years.

Experience in one or more of cryptography, machine learning, differential privacy, probability and statistics are beneficial. Mathematical maturity is essential. As for all post-doc positions, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are needed.

Students that are expected to receive the PhD degree (or equivalent) in 2020 are also encouraged to apply. Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for applying since English is our working language for research, and we publish internationally. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Half of our researchers and PhD students at the department come from more than 30 different countries.

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. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200585 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 3rd January 2021

For questions, please contact:
Professor Aikaterini Mitrokotsa (Networks and Systems),
E-mail: aikmitr@chalmers.se

Professor Christos Dimitrakakis (Data Science)
E-mail: chrdimi@chalmers.se



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


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Post expires on Sunday January 3rd, 2021

PhD scholarship in Advanced Bioreactor Engineering

The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate with an interest in big data approaches for bioreactor engineering for the purpose of cultivating mammalian cells for therapeutic protein production.

The position will be within the newly established National Biologics Facility (NBF) at DTU – a continuation of an 8-year long CHO program at DTU Biosustain. The PhD position commences in Q1 2021 under supervision by CSO Prof. Lars Keld Nielsen.

The research in the NBF aims to accelerate the development of therapeutic proteins in CHO cells and improve protein secretion, human-like glycosylation and data-driven bioprocesses. Optimizing bioprocesses for therapeutic protein production plays a critical role in pushing cost-of-goods-sold (COGS) down and will be invaluable in the quest to accelerate the development and reach of new therapeutic proteins.

Advancing bioreactor engineering
You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team focusing on advancing bioreactor engineering for mammalian cells, in particular Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. This involves working with high throughput parallel bioreactors: the ambr15-48 bioreactor (48 parallel cultures at 15mL) and DASGIP-8 bioreactors (8 parallel cultures at 250 mL); and integrating the collected data. You will explore the extent to which multiomics datasets as well as genome scale models can be used to optimize bioreactor performance further, moving from purely data-driven algorithms to mixed data and model/based (gray box) approaches.

Your role will primarily be to efficiently integrate data collection and analysis using Bayesian learning to optimize bioreactor performance, write scientific publications, as well as take 30 ECTS points of relevant PhD courses as required in Danish PhD programs. The candidate is expected to have a secondment for 3-6 months in another research group.

Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in bioengineering or similar discipline
We are looking for candidates with a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or equivalent in a relevant discipline. You have experience in advanced bioreactor engineering for mammalian systems with substantial knowledge of metabolic biochemistry. You will also have intermediate programming skills (preferably Python) ideally with some experience interfacing databases and R scripting.

The ideal candidates additionally have experience or interest in one or more of the following areas (not mandatory):

  • Cultivation and engineering of CHO cells
  • Monitoring and controlling bioreactor systems
  • Cell culture/fermentation analysis (Cell counters, Bioanalyzer, HPLC, ELISA, Octet)
  • Production of therapeutic proteins
  • Continuous/perfusion bioreactor systems
  • Big data integration/implementation

Collaboration is an integral part of this project and we expect that you can demonstrate a track-record for successfully collaborating with your peers. At the same time, analysis and integration of big data sets requires periods of precise individual work and it is important that you draw satisfaction from this mode of work as well.

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.

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Dr Lise Marie Grav at lgrav@biosustain.dtu.dk or Professor Lars Keld Nielsen at lars.nielsen@uq.edu.au. You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

Salary and terms of employment
The period of employment is three years. 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.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December 2020 (Danish 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.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods. Learn more at biosustain.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 12,000 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: 18 December 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020

Postdoc in Asymmetric Transition-Metal Catalysis for Organic Synthesis

A one-year post-doctoral fellowship in homogeneous asymmetric metal catalysis under the supervision of Assistant Professor Søren Kramer is available at the Technical University of Denmark. The project will be performed in the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section at DTU Chemistry.

The position is available from April 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Research in the Kramer group is focused on transition-metal catalysis, asymmetric catalysis, C-H functionalization, and reaction mechanism elucidation. The research group is young and highly ambitious.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are looking for a very motivated and ambitious candidate for a project within the field of transition-metal-catalyzed asymmetric C-H functionalization. The focus will be on methodology development of novel reactions within this field. The work will include organic synthesis of starting materials and reagents, development and optimization of novel reactions, as well as substrate scope investigation including isolation and characterization of products.

The candidate is expected to participate in supervision of junior students. Acquisition of teaching experience is supported.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. Additional post-doctoral experience is an advantage. A strong background in homogeneous catalysis is required. Extensive experience with organic synthesis is essential. Previous experience with transition-metal catalysis, methodology development, and/or asymmetric catalysis are significant advantages.

The candidate must be able to work independently, but also participate in collaborations. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.

Most importantly, the applicant should strive toward scientific excellence, be highly motivated, ambitious, and hard-working. Only applicants who seek to be among the brightest in their field and conduct science at the highest international level will be considered.

In the assessment of candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • research potential at the highest international level
  • scientific production
  • an all-round scientific experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • ability to generate new ideas
  • motivation and ambitions

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 one year.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Questions about the project and position should be directed to Assistant Professor Søren Kramer, email: sokr@kemi.dtu.dk

More information about the research group is available at www.sorenkramer.com, and you can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2021 (Danish 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 and presentations
  • At least two recommendation letters from academic referees

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

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

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 12,000 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: 31 January 2021
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Rational secretory pathway engineering for improved CHO cell productivity

The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking two highly motivated PhD candidates with an interest in engineering Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells to improve the production of therapeutic proteins.

The positions will be within the newly established National Biologics Facility (NBF) at DTU – a continuation of an 8-year long CHO program at DTU Biosustain. The PhD positions will commence in Q1 2021 under supervision by Dr Lise Grav and CSO Prof Lars Keld Nielsen.

The research in the NBF aims to address core challenges in therapeutic protein production and manufacturing. Therapeutic proteins are dominant molecules in the pharmaceutical industry and the majority is being produced in CHO cell. Rational engineering of the CHO production host is a crucial part of accelerating the development and reach of new therapeutic protein products.

Rational secretory pathway engineering
You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team focusing on enhancing the cellular capacity and resources of the secretory pathway for therapeutic protein production. The emphasis will be on improving the recombinant production of especially difficult-to-produce biotherapeutics, through combinatorial genetic engineering. You will learn about the secretory pathway in native host tissues using Biotinylation by Antibody Recognition (BAR) method, systems biology and data science analytics. The knowledge gained will be used to guide your engineering efforts towards enhancing the secretory capacity of CHO cells.

The role of the candidates will primarily be to perform experiments in the laboratory, data analysis, and scientific publication, as well as to take 30 ECTS points of relevant PhD courses as required in Danish PhD programs. All candidates are expected to have a secondment for 3-6 months in another research group.

Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in bioengineering or similar discipline
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or equivalent in a relevant life sciences discipline, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and have experience in mammalian cell line engineering and molecular/synthetic biology. In our research groups, we highly value collaboration, and it will be expected that the candidate can demonstrate that he/she has a track record for successfully collaborating with his/her peers.

The ideal candidates have experience and interest in one or more of the following areas (not mandatory):

  • Recombinant protein production
  • Biopharmaceutical research and development
  • Cloning of expression plasmids for mammalian cells
  • CHO cell cultivation
  • Generation of stable CHO cell clones (using CRISPR-mediated or recombinase-mediated genome engineering)
  • Protein titer assays (plate readers, octet or ELISA) and western blotting
  • Biotinylation by Antibody Recognition (BAR)
  • Basic programming skills

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

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Dr Lise Marie Grav at lgrav@biosustain.dtu.dk or Professor Lars Keld Nielsen at lars.nielsen@uq.edu.au. You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

Salary and terms of employment
The period of employment is three years. 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.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December 2020 (Danish 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.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods. Learn more at biosustain.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 12,000 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: 18 December 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020

Postdoctoral position in Theoretical Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science.

Description of the scientific environment

We are looking for outstanding junior researchers with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profile of the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU. This is one of the leading research groups in theoretical computer science in Europe, with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, and SODA, and also with publications in premier AI conferences like AAAI, IJCAI, and NeurIPS. We are part of an exciting environment including the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre (https://barc.ku.dk/), joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and have extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Lund University on the Swedish side of the Øresund Bridge, as well as with our many visitors. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory, but we also have a track record of start-ups and surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is currently number 1 in the European Union (post-Brexit) according to the Shanghai Ranking.

Further information about the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Science can be found at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the positions can be made to Jakob Nordström (jn@di.ku.dk), Rasmus Pagh (pagh@di.ku.dk), Mikkel Thorup (mthorup@di.ku.dk) or Christian Wulff-Nilsen (koolooz@di.ku.dk).

Job description

These are full-time research positions. Teaching of advanced courses is encouraged but not required. Travel funding is included, and we will also start receiving visitors again on a regular basis as soon as the Covid-19 situation permits.

The starting date is flexible from April to September 2021, and the intended duration is 2 years.

The University of Copenhagen is currently expanding strongly in computer science. We expect to have tenure-track openings in theoretical computer science in the coming years, and welcome postdoctoral researchers interested in exploring such opportunities.

Formal requirements

Applicants should have or be about to receive a PhD degree in a subject relevant for the research area, and should have a passionate interest in research. The successful candidate is expected to have a solid background in theoretical computer science and mathematics, and should have a strong research record as witnessed by publications in top conferences such as STOC, FOCS, SODA, CCC, or similar, or in journals of a comparable quality.

The working language of the group is English, and knowledge of English is also fully sufficient to navigate life in Denmark in general. It might also be worth mentioning that Denmark routinely scores at the absolute top in rankings of quality of life such as, e.g., the OECD Better Life Index http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org .

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Please include:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (PhD and MSc or equivalent).
  • List of publications including links to the applicant’s pages at DBLP and Google Scholar.
  • Brief research statement with description of research so far and future research goals and interests, and with a short description of 3 selected papers.
  • Copies of the above 3 selected papers.

The University wishes for our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The deadline for applications is January 24, 2021, 23:59 GMT + 1 After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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

Deadline: 24 January 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Datalogisk Institut
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday January 24th, 2021

PhD position within Model-Based Robot Control

SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, , University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for one or more fully-funded PhD position(s) in the area of robot control and easy programming of robots for industrial automation. The position will be vacant from 1 February 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is for a 3-year period. Main work location is Odense/Denmark.

Research environment
The candidate will be integrated in the unit SDU Robotics that is at the core of the Odense Robotics Cluster involving 130+ startups and established companies in robotics. We are specialized in robot solutions involving modelling, simulation and control of advanced robot technologies for industrial, welfare and medical applications.

The group is involved in a variety of national and European projects and features a strong network of academic and industrial partners. We solve challenging research problems from real applications and implement novel robot solutions. In particular, the candidate will contribute to developing control algorithms in relation to the MADE FAST project.

About the PhD project
The PhD project focuses on robot control and easy programming of robots for industrial automation. In particular, modelling and control strategies for robots in contact with the environment should be developed. The idea is to parameterize the control strategies based on the environment models. The PhD candidate should be working in the research project MADE FAST which focuses on robot control strategies derived from CAD data of the task to be completed. During the project, the developments should be validated on various use cases in laboratory environments.

About the candidate 
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious PhD fellow with a solid background in robotics and experience with force control and motion planning. The candidate is expected to have a Master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Robotics or similar. The candidate should be fluent in English (written and spoken) and should be comfortable working in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The ideal candidate is competent to acquire skills to conduct high-quality research and present and publish the outcome of the project at conferences and scientific journals. The candidate is expected to take part in the teaching activities of the SDU Robotics.

Contact information
Further information about this position is available via email from Associate Professor Christoffer Sloth chsl@mmmi.sdu.dk.

If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.

Conditions of employment
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements).

Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the Head of the PhD School has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

A PhD fellow is not allowed to have any kind of sideline employment, while enrolled as PhD fellow at the faculty.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order), read more here.

The assessment process
Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment panel.

Application procedure
The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and How to apply before applying.

The application deadline is 17.12.2020.

The application must be in English and must include – the required forms must be found at the above mentioned Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants.
  • Motivation letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both original and translated into English.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • References, if any. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, if available. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.

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

Deadline: 17 December 2020
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday December 17th, 2020

2 Postdoc positions within Yeast Synthetic Biology and Computational Biology

Do you have a heart for biosustainability, synthetic biology, and large-scale data integration, to address societal and environmental needs? Then, the Synthetic Biology Tools for Yeast section at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), could be your next career destination.

Focus and scope
In our research group we develop state-of-the-art synthetic biology tools for yeasts in order to advance sustainable solutions within industrial biotechnology, environmental engineering, and therapy. In the research track specific to this job post, this includes data-mining, design and engineering of yeasts armed with novel sensory systems for detecting extracellular and endogenous cues, and to couple such inputs with diagnostic and therapeutic outputs, especially in relation to key applications including directed evolution of enzymes, screening of yeast cell factory designs, and control of metabolism.

Our vision is to transform omics and data of sensorized yeast cells into general knowledge about sensor design and use this knowledge to support biobased production of natural product human bioactives as well as for applications within environmental engineering and therapeutics. To strengthen our team’s R&D activities, and further advance our visions we seek two postdoctoral researchers, ideally with complementary expertise within computational biology and yeast synthetic biology.

Job description
The successful candidates will be responsible for developing and executing state-of-the-art technologies that help solve difficult problems in the fields of biotechnology and life sciences in a large sense. The key responsibilities of the successful candidates will include:

Position 1

    Design, engineer and characterize novel sensory systems for yeasts and other model eukaryotesApply sensory systems for cell factory screening, cell-cell control circuits, and behavioral/therapeutic applications

Position 2

    Mine and analyze large-scale data sets (e.g. genomics and transcriptomics data, human bioactives databases, chemical ecology)Design of experiments and communicate/visualize multivariate dataSupport wet-lab work and automation (Position 1)

Both:

    Publish impactful scientific papersSupport innovation and ideation for grant proposalsSupport mentoring of early stage researchers

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:

    A PhD degree within i) bioengineering/biotechnology, or ii) computer science/engineering sciences or any comparable disciplinesA scientific record with international publicationsAbility to efficiently integrate research findings into publications and intellectual property;Creativity, and openness to innovation Enthusiasm, responsibility, and excellent collaboration skills;Passion for high-quality data generation Strong oral and written skills in EnglishExperience working in biological systems

Specific Qualifications
The two ideal candidates will be experts in one or more of the following mutually complementary research areas, without being an exhaustive list:

    Proven track-record within synthetic biology, ideally within yeastProven large-scale data integration abilityStrong programming skills (e.g. Python, R)Significant understanding of omics technologies and data analysis expertise

What we offer in return
DTU Biosustain is focused on developing the next generation of cell factories focusing on big data generation and analytics for developing microbial genome-scale science and applying it to biobased production and microbial foods to accelerate green transition and support sustainable lifestyles. We offer an exciting, collaborative, and diligent work environment, focusing on scientific excellence and innovation with both societal and environmental impacts. The positions offer unique possibilities of being part of a team working on foundational knowledge and translational projects involving collaborations with other sections of DTU Biosustain, e.g. the bigger application area “Natural Products” headed by Scientific Director Prof. Jay. D. Keasling and the CfB BioFoundry, as well as international collaborators.

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. In the Synthetic Biology Tools for Yeast section we offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in a work-environment characterized by collegial respect, a welcoming atmosphere, and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointments will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The job contracts offered to the qualifying candidates will be for 2 years. Expected starting date: Flexible, but preferably early 2021.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior researcher and group leader Dr. Michael Krogh Jensen, mije@biosustain.dtu.dk. 

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

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. 

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 January 2021 (Danish time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

    Your motivated application (Cover letter)CVDiplomas (MSc/PhD) List of publications and patents

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods. Learn more at www.biosustain.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 12,000 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: 15 January 2021
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021

Postdoc in CD8 T Cell Recognition in Type-1-Diabetes

A postdoc position is available in the Section of Experimental and Translational Immunology (xTI), Department of Health Technology, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

In the Section of Experimental and Translational Immunology, we are focusing on understanding immune regulation, recognitions and signaling to unravel disease mechanism, and translate immunological finding into therapeutic strategies.

The present project will be conducted in the research group ‘T cells & Cancer’, under supervision of Professor Sine Reker Hadrup. Immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatment, but clinical benefit remains only for a subset of patients. We are devoted to develop to understand T cell recognition in the context of both cancer and autoimmune diseases. By understanding the T cell targets involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases or those that foster cancer-control, we can develop T cell manipulation strategies to fight disease.

This project is based on a collaboration with the research group of Roberto Mallone, INSERM, France and funded by the Hemsley foundation. We will determine the T cell recognition towards T1D associated peptides eluted from pancreatic cells lines. The project includes in-depth, high complexity analyses of T cell recognition use DNA-barcode labelled MHC-I complexes. The ambition is to determine a T cell recognition signature as a biomarker for T1D disease development.

Responsibilities and tasks

    Building of peptide-MHC I multimer libraries based on the identified peptide sequencesDetection of CD8 T cell responses in blood samples from T1D patients, individuals at risk, and healthy individuals.Flow cytometry analyses and evaluation of T cell phenotype characteristicsSingle-cell analyses of T1D specific T cellsQuality control of the technical platformValidation of T cell recognition towards T1D-derived peptides and virus-derived peptidesCommunication and coordination between the partners involved in the projectData presentation and reporting to project teamData analyses

Develop the above given strategy and combine all data in relation to current knowledge of T cell recognition in T1D.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Be trained in:

    Immunology, Cell biology, BiotechnologySpecific knowledge is re required in the field of: T cell recognition, antigen presentation & T cell receptor interactionsCell handling, work under sterile condition, specifically T cell culturingFunctional evaluation of T cell characteristicsGeneration of peptide-MHC reagentsLiquid handling and large-library preperationsDetection of antigen-specific T cells via flow cytometryEvaluation of T cell phenotype via Flow CytometryAdvanced visualization of data using R Develop machine learning algorithms for predictions in biological datasets

The candidate should demonstrate evidence of self-driven and independent research capability, excellent collaboration and communication skills, an interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within a competitive research field.

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

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

The position is available for 2 years, supported by the ‘Hemsley foundation’. Employment will start as soon as possible in the New Year.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Sine Reker Hadrup, sirha@dtu.dk.

You can read more about the Department of Health Technology at www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. 

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 17 December 2020 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.  

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 12,000 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: 17 December 2020
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday December 17th, 2020

PhD fellowship to develop sedimentary ancient DNA methods

The position

A PhD position is available at The Arctic University Museum, The Arctic University Museum of Norway and Academy for Fine Arts. The appointed PhD Fellow will be based in the Tromsø Ecosystem Genomics research group and have their daily workplace at The Arctic University Museum of Norway.

You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time, within 6 months after receiving the offer.

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth year is distrubuted as 25 % each year, and will consist of teaching and other duties for the Arctic University Museum.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor
(PhD) are available here.

The position’s field of research

Ancient DNA extracted from sediments and other environmental sources is an emerging and fast-moving field that has the potential to revolutionize our ability to reconstruct past communities at unprecedented temporal resolution.

However, computational methods for processing, identifying, and analyzing total ancient DNA from sediments are still rudimentary.

The goal of the position is to therefore develop novel bioinformatic methods for the optimal processing of metagenomic sequence data generated from complex and degraded biological remains.

The project will use a combination of published and recently generated data sets from lake, cave, permafrost, and archaeological sites across the Pleistocene and Holocene of Europe, Asia, and North America, as well as simulated data sets to test and verify the developed methods.

You will gain expertise in bioinformatics, metagenomics, ancient DNA/palaeogenomics, molecular biology, palaeoecology, and analysis of large genomic data sets.

Bannerbilde med mennesker og nordlys

 Contact

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Peter Heintzman:

 We offer

  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues 
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement 
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund 

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

 Qualifications

The candidate should have:

  • Masters degree (or equivalent) in the biological or computational sciences, preferably in one of the following fields: Palaeogenomics; Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics.
  • Basic knowledge of a programming language (e.g. Python).

It will be candidate’s advantage to have:

  • Knowledge of advanced laboratory techniques, such as DNA library preparation, target enrichment, and Illumina sequencing.
  • Experience with processing Illumina sequencing data.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of a programming language (e.g. Python).
  • An interest in, and basic systematic knowledge of, a taxonomic group, such as mammals, birds, or insects (but not restricted to these).

It is expected that the candidate demonstrates:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm, independence, and a strong and creative problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to collaborate and work comfortably in international teams.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to the job.

Documented knowledge of English as stated here is required.

Emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position. 

The position requires admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. Information about requirements is available here.

 Application

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

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests 
  • CV
  • Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Documentation on English proficiency. This website states how English profiency shall be documented.
  • Contact information to 1-3 references
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works 
  • Project description, this should be related to the project theme “Optimizing methods for the processing of sedimentary ancient DNA data” (1 page), written in English

The documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language.Edvard Kristiansen

Skikjører med Tromsø i bakgrunn

 General information

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

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

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

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to Offentleglova information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure.

UiT – Developing the high north

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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

20th December 2020

Post expires on Sunday December 20th, 2020

Postdoctoral positions on Data Science with LSST (2)

Ref. No. SU FV-3387-20

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 15 January 2021.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). 

Project description
We are searching for outstanding individuals to conduct original research on modelling and/or analysis of photometric datasets for dark energy studies using statistical inference and  machine learning methods. The project is funded by a Wallenberg Foundation research project grant to Hiranya Peiris, Jens Jasche, Ariel Goobar, Jesper Sollerman, and Matthew Hayes. The positions are focussed on our involvement in the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, preparing for upcoming data from the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.

The successful candidates will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (www.okc.albanova.se) in Stockholm, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology. The OKC hosts a vibrant research program on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral associates are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods.

Main responsibilities
The positions involve original research on cosmic large scale structure or time-domain cosmology, broadly related to testing fundamental physics and cosmology with LSST. Daily responsibilities will include developing and applying novel statistical and machine learning techniques, writing production-level code for analysis of LSST data and precursor datasets, and/or preparing for the coming LSST data by analyzing precursor surveys. Experience in astronomical image analysis or cosmology is desirable, but not essential. Experts in other relevant fields, especially those with artificial intelligence and machine learning backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in cosmological and astronomical data analysis, statistics, programming, and numerical or machine-learning modeling. We are looking for someone with the ability to communicate well and work with an international research team.

Terms of employment
The positions involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2021-09-01 or as per agreement.

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 Professor Hiranya Peiris, hiranya.peiris@fysik.su.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.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-3387-20.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3387-20 + name of the applicant 

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

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: 15/01/2021

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Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021

PhD Stipend in Smart Production (915-20087)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production (Section of Production), a PhD stipend in Smart Production is available from 1 March 2021 or soon thereafter. Department of Materials and Production (MP) has a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department’s mission is to meet the future’s demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials’ applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the Department you will become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description

The PhD stipend is part of the new MADE FAST research and innovation program. MADE is a national collaboration platform across universities, industry and RTO’s. MADE FAST is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark, industry and universities. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the industrial partners in MADE FAST. Read more on: https://www.made.dk/.

We are looking for a candidate to a workstream that address execution and optimization of the entire end-to-end value chain, and the goal is to address the following problems: 1) How to create the foundation and data platform as well as new collaboration methods; 2) How to manage complexity in operations and supply chains; and 3) How to develop new solutions by iterative exploration through joint industrial demonstrators.

The specific project is carried out in collaboration with Danfoss (specifically Danfoss Drives) and partnering with Velux. Danfoss has rolled-out a large new SAP-platform (One ERP, based on SAP S4/Hana) and is in the process of harmonizing the processes. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate how data from this platform can be leveraged using advanced techniques, e.g., machine learning in their sales, inventory, operations and planning (SIOP) process, in order to improve business planning.

As a successful candidate you will participate in education, academic and collaborative research activities in the production section and with external partners. The research covered by these positions will all be within the area of smart production.

In this PhD position a main industrial partner is specified, but the candidate will also be linked to a unique network of MADE consortium partners and the overall MADE platform consisting of more than 50 industrial researchers (https://www.made.dk/ ). Work will be split between the main industrial partner and AAU and physical presence is expected in both places, which also means that travelling should be expected.

We offer

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

Qualification requirements

We are looking for an academic strong candidate with a Master of Science in Engineering, Management Engineering or Manufacturing Technologies – or similar background. The applicant must be personally motivated to pursue a PhD study and on top of this have good written and verbal communication skills as the research will be conducted in a highly interactive and collaborative environment where industrial demonstrators play a major role.

Industrial engagement and impact are the key to the position and the candidate is asked to qualify his/her experience with industrial research as part of the application.

You may obtain further information from Professor Charles Møller, Department of Materials and Production, charles@mp.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 7993.

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 31 January 2021
Unit:
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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

PhD positions in Theoretical Computer Science and/or Combinatorial Optimization

Department of Computer ScienceFaculty of ScienceUniversity of Copenhagen

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for PhD positions in theoretical computer science and/or combinatorial optimization tentatively commencing 1 September 2021 (but the starting date is negotiable).

Description of the scientific environment
The PhD students will be working in the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU. This is one of the leading research groups in theoretical computer science in Europe, with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, and SODA, and also with publications in premier AI conferences like AAAI, IJCAI, and NeurIPS. We are part of an exciting environment including the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre (https://barc.ku.dk/), joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and have extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Lund University on the Swedish side of the Øresund Bridge, as well as with our many visitors. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory, but we also have a track record of start-ups and surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is currently number 1 in the European Union (post-Brexit) according to the Shanghai Ranking.

Further information about the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Science can be found at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the positions can be made to Jakob Nordström (jn@di.ku.dk), Rasmus Pagh (pagh@di.ku.dk), or Mikkel Thorup (mthorup@di.ku.dk).

Job description
The position is available for period of 3-5 years, depending on your current education level as discussed further below, and your key tasks as a PhD student are:

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

Requirements
Applicants should have or be about to obtain either a BSc or an MSc degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field. The successful candidates are expected to have a strong background and passionate interest in mathematics and computer science, as demonstrated by excellent grades in relevant courses, or by results at the Olympiads of Mathematics or Informatics, or by publication in relevant internationally recognized conferences or journals. Problem solving skills and creativity are a must. For candidates interested in applied research, strong programming skills are required.

Applicants need to be highly motivated for doctoral studies; should possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis, and also have good levels of communicative abilities and English language skills.

The working language of the group is English, and knowledge of English is also fully sufficient to navigate life in Denmark in general. It might also be worth mentioning that Denmark routinely scores at the absolute top in rankings of quality of life such as, e.g., the OECD Better Life Index http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme
The position is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in computer science. The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhDPhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip)
In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during the period of their MSc and PhD studies.

48 PhD grant portions at DKK 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).

‘Duty work’
As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 219.79 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 111,267 (approx. €14,835). For further information about Part A please see: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)
In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 32,078 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 769,873 (approx. €102,650).

Application Procedure
The application should be written in English and should be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Brief statement as to why the applicant wishes to conduct doctoral studies, including a description of the applicant’s qualifications and interests.
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc).
  • If applicable, acceptance letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any.
  • Other information for consideration, e.g., BSc/MSc thesis or research publications.
  • Possibly 1-3 reference letters.

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

The deadline for applications is January 24, 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD positions, please contact Jakob Nordström (jn@di.ku.dk), Rasmus Pagh (pagh@di.ku.dk), or Mikkel Thorup (mthorup@di.ku.dk).

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

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

Deadline: 24 January 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Sunday January 24th, 2021

Postdoc in Comparative Genomics

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher for an 18 month postdoctoral position collaborating in an exciting project on comparative genomics of marine fish and shellfish species. In the project, we use genome resequencing data from a range of species to reconstruct the demographic history and characterize genomic signals associated with population divergence and local adaptation in high gene flow scenarios. The work will improve our understanding of interacting evolutionary processes and provide valuable data for securing sustainable management and conservation of exploited resources. Applicants are encouraged to develop their own research ideas within this framework.

The fellowship is part of a larger Nordic collaborative project, MarGen_II, financed by the EU Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak Programme, the Danish Rod and Net License Funds and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua). The project will primarily be carried out in the population genetics group, Section for Marine Living Resources, situated in Silkeborg, Denmark. DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark. In addition, the position offers many opportunities for collaborating with Nordic and other European colleagues in the field.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position involves bioinformatic analyses of already available genome resequencing data from a range of species with high quality reference genomes. The overall aims are to combine information about demographic history with genome scans to understand the interacting effects of demographic and evolutionary processes during population divergence, with a particular focus on populations in the environmental transition zone between the marine North Sea and the brackish Baltic Sea. As such, a strong background in evolutionary biology, population genetics and bioinformatics is important.

In addition, we are looking for candidates who have

  • Keen interest in research and the field of marine and aquatic sciences
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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 18 months.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior researchers Jakob Hemmer-Hansen, jhh@aqua.dtu.dk, and Dorte Bekkevold, db@aqua.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Aqua at www.aqua.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 January 2021.

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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

The National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) conducts research, provides advice, educates at university level and contributes to innovation in sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources. We investigate the biology and population ecology of aquatic organisms, aquatic physical and chemical processes and ecosystem structure and dynamics, taking account of all relevant natural and anthropogenic drivers.

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 12,000 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: 4 January 2021
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Monday January 4th, 2021

Postdoc in Organometallic Catalysis for Biomass Valorization

A 9 months postdoc position is now available at DTU Chemistry for a highly skilled organometallic chemist, starting from January 1, 2021, or as soon as possible.The project will be under supervision of Associate Professor Martin Nielsen and is funded by a Novo Nordisk Foundation Project Grant in Natural Technical Sciences.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a very ambitious person and highly skilled organometallic synthesis, polymers, electrochemistry and catalysis, who is eager and able to contribute significantly to the field of designing and synthesizing coordination complexes, for homogeneous organometallic catalysis in the broad field of sustainable chemistry. The focus will be on developing efficient catalytic systems for bio feedstock valorization.

The position involves inorganic syntheses of novel coordination complexes, as well as in depth structural and property characterizations of all new compounds. In addition, it involves testing and optimizing for catalytic activity and application.

Participation in supervision of students of all levels will be an integrated part of the job and acquisition of teaching experience is supported.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to

  • Scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • Scientific experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • Ability and willingness to work in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields, and thus is prepared to take greater scientific risks than the general trend is in academia
  • Ability to communicate scientific results at both an academic level and in layman’s terms

The candidate should have a strong background in experimental chemistry and a strong commitment to research. The ideal candidate has a background in catalysis and inorganic chemistry, with focus on transition metal coordination chemistry or organometallic catalysis.

Candidates should be highly motivated, eager to seek and share knowledge, able to work independently in a dynamic group environment, and should be confident in planning and carrying out complicated tasks. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are required.

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

The Nielsen group offers a very demanding, exciting, and dynamic work environment.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Martin Nielsen, tel.: +45 2465 1045, e-mail: marnie@kemi.dtu.dk, or Head or Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section, Professor Jens Øllgaard Duus, e-mail: jduus@kemi.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemistry on www.kemi.dtu.dk.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 16 December 2020 (Danish 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications and presentations
  • Research plan for a project you envision you could work on while staying in my lab (maximum 2p including graphics and references)
  • Up to 2 recommendation letters or academic referees contact details

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

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 12,000 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: 16 December 2020
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Wednesday December 16th, 2020

Postdoctoral position in Usable Privacy

Karlstad University

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description

The Faculty of Health Science and Technology has an opening for a full-time post-doctoral research fellow with focus on Usable Privacy. The position is available within the Privacy & Security (PriSec) research group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University. Research within PriSec is focused on cybersecurity, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), and usable privacy and security.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science consists of the two research subjects: Mathematics and Computer Science. It has a research and teaching staff of more than 70 persons. In Computer Science, research and education are focused on computer networking and distributed systems, computer security and privacy, and software engineering. Both research and education are conducted in close cooperation with international, national and regional partners from both academia and industry.

Duties

The post-doctoral fellow will work in a new project TRUEdig, which is an industrial collaboration project funded by the Knowledge Foundation of Sweden.

The post-doctoral fellow will in particular contribute to the TRUEdig sub-project 1 on Usable Privacy Technologies for Empowering Users in New Digital Services, which constructs and designs usable transparency and intervenability functions for empowering users.

The following research directions will be investigated:

– Design of usable ex ante and ex post transparency tools for explainability of automated decision making

– Develop of informed consent user interfaces and intervenability functions for mapping legal GDPR requirements

– Develop usable user interfaces for conveying trustworthy privacy preserving data analytics

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for the position, applicants are required to hold a recent PhD degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or equivalent qualifications). The candidate must have completed the degree no more than three years before the last date for applications, unless special ground exists.

Assessment criteria

In the assessment procedure, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s scientific experience in relation to usable privacy and usable PETs, including the development of usable and innovative user interfaces and tools for transparency, intervenability and consent. The candidate should be experienced with HCI research methods, including user interface development and prototyping, user lab studies, interviews, focus groups or statistical surveys. The candidate should preferably also be familiar with the European legal privacy framework (GDPR) and should also have the necessary technical knowledge of PETs with a focus on privacy-preserving data analytics techniques.

Publications in high impact journals and well-known conference proceedings, oral and written communication skills in English, the ability to independently pursue his or her work, and the ability to collaborate with others will be important as well.

Terms of employment

The position is a full-time position for one year with the possibility to extend for another year based on mutual agreement. The starting date for the position is within the time span of February 15, 2021 and May 15, 2021.

Further information

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

Application

Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline.

The application should include:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge and a list of your publications.
  • Application letter with a brief description of what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals (Maximum 2 pages long).
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • 2 representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • A letter of recommendation.
  • Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for shortlisted candidates

Submit your application via the university’s web based recruitment tool and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them).

One copy of documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to

Karlstads universitet

Registrator

651 88 Karlstad

State ref.no: REK 2020/239

Application deadline: 15 January 2021

We look forward to your application!

HR Excellence in Research
Karlstad University received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and it’s continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university’s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favourable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4r

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAt the earliest convenience
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/239
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Last application date21.Dec.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday December 21st, 2020

PhD scholarships in Marine biodiversity and Climate Change

More than 2/3 of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans. Thousands of species inhabit this seemingly endless space, yet we know surprisingly little about its stunning diversity, how it is shaped, assembled and structured. But perhaps more importantly, we don´t know how it may respond to climate change and other human pressures, or how we may develop sustainable management actions to reduce impacts. Consequently, understanding these mechanisms and being able to predict the consequences of global change on marine biodiversity is a key objective in marine ecology and conservation. These questions have traditionally been approached with a species-centric focus. However, this taxonomic approach is inherently limited, as the mere number or identity of species reveals little to nothing about why the species are able to persist in a given environment and how they may respond to future changes. Instead, species can be characterized by their traits, describing key characteristics that determine the species’ response to environmental conditions, its interactions within food webs and ultimately its effect on ecosystem functioning. This trait-based approach has emerged as a promising field of research allowing for a more causal and mechanistic understanding of marine biodiversity and biogeography at large (e.g., Hillebrand and Matthiessen 2009).

Responsibilities and qualifications
To provide a better understanding and predictive capacity of future changes in marine biodiversity, particularly under climate change DTU Aqua seeks candidates for two 3-year PhD scholarships within the field of marine biodiversity and climate change. The overall objectives are to: (i) investigate the patterns, drivers and underlying processes of multiple aspects of taxonomic and functional diversity, including richness, evenness and differences in composition (i.e., beta-diversity); and (ii) forecast future changes in the diversity, composition and structure of marine biodiversity under climate change. The projects will focus on marine fish communities and make use of large-scale data on species abundances, composition and traits from bottom-trawl surveys (e.g., Beukhof et al., 2019). Furthermore, the projects will make use of a broad range of advanced statistical tools and approaches capable of investigating and forecasting future patterns and changes in marine biodiversity in response to global change (e.g., Ferrier et al., 2007; Ovaskainen et al., 2017). Both positions are linked to the recently started EU H2020 projects “MISSION ATLANTIC” and “ECOTIP”. The positions are available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) under the Centre for Ocean Life (https://www.oceanlifecentre.dk/) in Lyngby, Denmark. We expect the selected candidates to start during the period March to June 2021 with the earliest starting date on 15th March 2021.

Candidates for the PhD position 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.

We are looking for candidates who has:

  • A good background knowledge and experience in biodiversity and trait-based ecology with insight into the various ways in which to measure and characterize multiple metrics of taxonomic and functional biodiversity (including both alpha and beta diversity).
  • Ample experience and proficiency in handling and analysing large data sets using a range of statistical approaches, preferably in the statistical software R.
  • Flexibility concerning research stays abroad
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Ability to conduct research independently and problem solving skills
  • Strong interest in participating in an inter-disciplinary and international research environment
  • Willingness to contribute to a positive and inspirational work atmosphere

The applications should contain a motivation for why you want to undertake this research at DTU Aqua, your interest in this topic and a two-page description of your own project ideas fitting the overall research objectives described above.

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

Assessment
Assessment of applicants with the qualifications listed above will be made by Senior Researchers Dr. Martin Lindegren and Dr Patrizio Mariani and the head of the PhD school, Prof. Ken-Haste Andersen.

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 appointments 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 3years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Martin Lindegren mli@aqua.dtu.dk

For general information on the PhD application please contact Karin Stubgaard, stub@aqua.dtu.dk., tel: +45 35 88 30 33

You can read more about the institute at www.aqua.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 February 2021 (Danish 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)
  • A description of proposed research fitting one or both of the overall objectives mentioned earlier (max. 2 pages)
  • 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)
  • Recommendation letters from senior professionals are welcomed

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.

Description of Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
The PhD candidate(s) will become part of the vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life that is a Villum Kann Rasmussen Centre of Excellence. The centre is a collaborative effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems through the use of trait-based approaches. We currently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated the Centre (PhD and Postdocs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaborating through weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different disciplines

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has ca. 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections that carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Kgs. Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

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: 15 February 2021
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday February 15th, 2021

Postdoc in Design and Fabrication of High Throughput Cell Culture Systems

GUTVIBRATION is an EU project with the aim to provide industrial solution to “organ on a chip”. In this project we are linking different in vitro cultured organ model (organoids) together using lab automation and variants of microtitre plates. DTU Health tech is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on Work Packages 1, 7 and 8 (see www.gutvibrations.org).

This GUTVIBRATIONS postdoctoral position will focus on designing and fabrication of plate inserts for linking different organoids together in a physiological manner, characterising the mass transport in these plates, scaling the plates for high throughput screening and compatibility with robotics and automated TEER measurements, exploring injection moulding prototyping using 3D printed moulds and providing devices for the consortium for testing.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking an engineer, preferably with knowledge in a wide range of polymeric fabrications techniques, including 3D printing. Large experience with miniaturized assay formats based on microfluidics is required. Experience with-in organ-on-a chip research is an advantage but not a requirement. A strong inventive mind set is required.

There will be two postdocs and DTU Health tech, where one is focused on engineering and automation and the other is focused on validation of devices and structuring of hydrogels. Both postdocs will have lots of opportunities to work with all the different partners in the project network.

We are looking for an independent postdoctoral researcher who is able to explore new ways by combining different techniques in order to contribute to the success of GUTVIBRATIONS. Because of the collaborative and international nature of the project the candidate should be an excellent team player, be proficient in the English language and have excellent communication skills. In addition, the candidate should have a first author peer-reviewed publication in the last two years.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Martin Dufva at dufva@dtu.dk or +45 5133 3753.

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

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 January 2021. 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • The 1-page application letter should contain a description of the inventive nature of the applicant

Note, an application must ALSO be sent via the GUTVIBRATION home page www.gutvibrations.org.

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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 12,000 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: 15 January 2021
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021