Kategoriarkiv: Engineering/it

Two PhD Scholarships on Aggregation and Modelling of Distributed Energy Resources Across Energy Domains

The Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at the Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for two 3-year PhD positions associated with three different research projects.
 
PhD position 1 is on aggregation of distributed energy resources with particular focus on electric vehicles (EVs) and stationary storage systems for providing ancillary services (both at distribution and transmission level) to the grid. The PhD student will contribute to the activities of two ongoing research projects (ACES and CAR) and contribute to a limited extent to the newly funded H2020 project INSULAE. Key elements of the PhD investigation will include methodologies for modeling heterogeneous sets of unidirectional and bidirectional chargers, and EVs of various sizes, subject to different driving requirements. Important elements will be the synergy with other types of stationary storage systems and adherence with international grid codes and standards. Battery degradation of the EV/storage, while providing grid services, is a critical factor that will be assessed as well.
 
PhD position 2 is on modeling of multi-energy systems and interaction with the electrical domain for the provision of flexibility, considering thermal requirements. The PhD student will be fully involved in the H2020 project INSULAE and will leverage on the existing knowledge of the Bornholm energy system gathered during previous research projects. Key elements include a holistic assessment of the energy requirements of the Bornholm energy system (including electrical, thermal and transportation perspectives) in order to accommodate the increasing amount of fluctuating renewable (wind and solar) energy produced on the island and to become carbon neutral by 2025, avoiding the need for further interconnections with the mainland. Additionally, the potential of various technologies, including local resources such as biomass and waste in an existing plant (Biokraft) in the District of Aakirkeby, will be investigated.
 
Funding research projects
  • The Danish project ACES (Across Continents Electric Vehicles Services) investigates technical and economic system benefits and impacts by large scale electric vehicles integration in Bornholm, augmented by real usage patterns, grid data and field testing for across continents replicability. www.aces-bornholm.eu
  • The EU Interreg project CAR (Creating Automotive Renewal) develops systems solutions for the implementation and scale-up of electric vehicle systems. The approach comprises vehicles, charging posts, payment solutions, and business models. www.sbcar.eu
  • The H2020 project INSULAE aims at testing technologies for decarbonizing islands. It foresees demonstrations in three European islands (including Bornholm) in order to prove technical and economic feasibility of various energy technologies and solutions for increasing renewables and energy independency. (note: the project website is not available yet; few insights on the project can be retrieved here).
Applicable for both scholarships

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a two-year MSc or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year MSc. The applicants should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Excellent grades in the master program.
  • Knowledge of power systems operation.
  • Familiar with distributed energy resources (DERs) grid integration issues.
  • Knowledge of simulations software or power systems specific tools (for example Matlab-Simulink; Python; PowerFactory).
  • Ability to present results in technical reports, and prepare scientific papers for publication in international journals.
  • Proficient use of the English language.
  • Dedicated person with desire to learn is an essential quality.
Approval and Enrolment
PhD scholarships are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
 
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
 
Salary and appointment terms
The appointment is based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.
 
The place of work will be at the Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark. Lyngby campus will be visited on a weekly basis depending on meeting/teaching commitments.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information
You are welcome to contact Associate Professor Mattia Marinelli (matm@elektro.dtu.dk) or DER Group Leader Associate Professor Chresten Træholt (ctr@elektro.dtu.dk).
 
You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering on www.elektro.dtu.dk  and about CEE on www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk
 
Application 
Please submit your online application no later than 10 May 2019 (local time).
 
To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English, as one pdf file containing all the materials to be given considerationThe 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 – in the right hand column)
  • A 1-page research statement, including figures and references if deemed necessary (max 500 words). Relevant research achievements (if any), methodological approach and research objectives in the framework of the PhD studies are recommended elements to be included.
Please indicate which project you are applying for (title from the above list of PhD projects or individual research projects).
 
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their MSc but cannot begin before having received it. The candidates are expected to begin latest August 2019.
 
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. 
 
All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
 
The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department at DTU within acoustic, automation and control, electronics, electric power and energy and electromagnetics. Including PhD students, we have approximately 200 staff members. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. Our department consists of five research groups, a number of research centers and a management secretariat.
 
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 10 May 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

Research Data Manager

Purpose & relevance for the organization
Our research into cell factory design and optimization heavily relies on high quality data. Our Center has set ambitious targets to increase the usage and value of our data. Methods such as machine learning are data hungry, which requires continuous work on reusability and sharing of data across research projects. You will play a key role in realizing this ambition by further professionalizing our data science organization.

The job

As a Research Data Manager you take a leading role in ensuring high data and metadata quality, and data reusability for data scientists and other users of data in our organization.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with data owners on processes to enable and ensure data and metadata quality
  • Performing routine data management activities like analysis, cleansing, and reporting
  • Working with our data scientists on data analysis projects to ensure that the data used in the projects is of highest possible quality
  • Aligning data collection and manipulation processes with our research partners in Sweden and the US
  • Participating in development of research data management solutions as an expert in data quality, standards and governance
  • Developing and enforcing metadata and data standards
  • Governance of utilization of data in our data warehouse, data lake, and data catalogue
  • Keeping up with best practices in industry regarding data stewardship and governance

You will report directly to the Director Data Science and Automation. 

Our expectations of you
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with attention to detail and a strong interest in life science R&D. You work in an organized manner and enjoy working with stakeholders to improve data and metadata standardization, quality and governance.

Minimum qualifications

  • A MSc or PhD degree in Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Data Science or a related field
  • Domain expertise in life science research & development
  • Familiarity with life science (-omics) data and data formats relevant to life sciences
  • Familiarity with databases and basic scripting / programming (preferably Python)
  • Familiarity with biological data visualization and basic statistical analyses of data

Preferred qualifications

  • Work experience in implementation of data standards, data quality and/or data governance
  • Experience in working in agile projects

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

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

The workplace is DTU main campus in Lyngby near Copenhagen.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 10 May 2019. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Markus Herrgård (herrgard@biosustain.dtu.dk).

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

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Center for Biosustainability
Today, plastic bags, toys, cancer drugs, fuel and food ingredients are manufactured from chemical materials based on oil or extracted from plants. But this way of manufacturing depletes natural resources and increases carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, the products should instead be produced using sustainable biotechnological processes. Achieving this, requires a massive research effort in industrial biotechnology. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at is the world’s first interdisciplinary research centre within sustainability. A primary aim of the Center is to develop new knowledge and technology that can support the transformation from a petrochemical industry to a more sustainable bio-based industry, in which chemicals are produced biotechnologically using microbial production hosts, cell factories.

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

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

Postdoc in Materials Science and Engineering (Battery Technology)

About the position

We have a vacancy for a position as post doc affiliated with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV), NTNU Norwegian University for Science and Technology.

The post doc will in addition to his/her research activity have a central role in the NTNU Battery initiative coordinating the battery research activities between NV/NTNU and the strategic research area NTNU Energy at NTNU.

Research activities in the Department cover electrochemical energy technology (batteries), functional materials and materials chemistry, nanomaterials, ceramics, corrosion, physical metallurgy and metallurgical and electrochemical process engineering.

Job description

This post doc position in battery technology is focused on development of functional materials and understanding of electrochemical and degradation phenomena for Li ion batteries. Extensive state-of-the-art infrastructure for materials and battery development and testing is established at the Department. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research profile in close collaboration with the present battery activities at the Department.  

In addition, the candidate will have a coordinating role of the battery activities at NV/NTNU in close collaboration with the strategic research area NTNU Energy. The coordination will include providing information flow among groups working in the battery field, providing coordination help during establishment of larger research applications and facilitating initiatives with respect to sharing and developing infrastructure for battery research.

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. The applicants must hold a PhD in materials chemistry, materials science and technology, electrochemistry or similar. Candidates with documented expertise in development of functional materials for battery technology as well as electrochemical and degradation studies of batteries are desired. Experience in in-situ characterization techniques is considered an advantage.

The persons we are searching for have good oral and written communication skills. The candidates must provide evidence of the ability to publish scientific papers.

Personal characteristics

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Creative and innovative with respect to research
  • Good collaboration skills and ability to work in a large research group
  • Ability to work across traditional disciplines and easy to get in contact with other researchers
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment has a duration of 2 years with the possibility of until 1 year extension with teaching duties in agreement with the department. (To undertake the teaching duties it is a requirement that the candidate speaks Norwegian or another Scandinavian language).

General information

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Mari-Ann Einarsrud, phone number +47 73594002, e-mail mari-ann.einarsrud@ntnu.no or Professor Ann Mari Svensson phone number +47 73593965, e-mail annmari.svensson@ntnu.no.

About the application:

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • List of publications with bibliographical references. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
  • Brief research plan stating your future research interests
  • Name and address of three potential references
  • Documentation of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) if English or a Scandinavian language is not the applicant’s mother tongue
  • Reference letters

Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via jobbnorge.no. Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: NV-44/19.

Application deadline: May 24, 2019

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Materials Science and Engineering  

We are Norway’s leading educational and research environment in materials engineering, materials chemistry and materials science.  In collaboration with business and industry, we are a driving force for the development of innovative materials as well as new applications and manufacturing processes.  Activities in our disciplines are vital for the green shift. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Deadline

24.05.2019

Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

PhD position in Experimental Computational Linguistics

About the position

We announce a four-year PhD position in experimental computational linguistics at the Department of Language and Literature.

The PhD position is part of the project Computational modeling of filler-gap acquisition in Norwegian which is an interdisciplinary project within the Enabling Technologies strategic area at NTNU. The successful applicant will be part of a project group headed by Associate Professor Dave Kush (Department of Language and Literature), Professor Terje Lohndal (Department of Language and Literature), and Professor Ole Jakob Mengshoel (Department of Computer Science).

The project will be carried out in Kush’s ØyeLab and in cooperation with the cross-institutional research group AcqVA (Acquisition, Variation and Attrition) between NTNU and UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The Trondheim unit of the group consists of 18 researchers, including 3 professors, 4 associate professors, 1 postdoc, 8 PhD candidates, and 2 20% adjunct professors.

Job description

The project seeks to use computational modeling to better understand how learners might acquire constraints on filler-gap dependencies from natural language input. To this end, the project will evaluate whether computational learning models of various types (e.g., Recurrent Neural Networks; Variational Learners; Bayesian models) can (i) represent a diverse array of long-distance filler-gap dependencies and (ii) learn the proper constraints on such dependencies when trained on different Norwegian corpora. The results of these investigations will be compared to previous results from English. The goal is to ultimately identify necessary components of a learning strategy that is capable of learning attested patterns cross-linguistically.

Applicants are requested to contact the project leader to obtain a more detailed project description before applying.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field, for example formal or experimental linguistics, or computer science with a specialization in linguistics
  • Proficiency in at least one common programming language (e.g., Python)
  • Familiarity with current natural language processing (NLP) methods
  • Written and oral proficiency in a Scandinavian language and/or English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with machine-/deep-learning
  • Familiarity with corpora/treebanks

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in experimental linguistics, computer science with a specialization in linguistics or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

Personal characteristics

The successful candidate will be:

  • Enthusiastic about research.
  • Independent, task-oriented, with a good work ethic.
  • Able and willing to contribute to an inclusive working environment.

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Funds
  • an active and supportive research group and network
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

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

The position consists of 3 years allocated to the PhD work and 1 year of duty work (e.g., teaching, administration, project related work).Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Language and Linguistics. 

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

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

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

About the application:

The application with attachments must be marked HF 19-016 and be submitted electronically via Jobbnorge.

The application must contain information about the applicant’s background and motivation for carrying out a PhD project. Language proficiency should be specified. The following must be included:

  • Diplomas and attestations
  • An overview of any relevant publications (the actual publications may be requested during the evaluation process)
  • The application must also include a description (up to 10 pages) of a planned doctoral project within the overall project described above, in accordance with the template for project descriptions qualifying for our doctoral programme. The template can be found at https://www.ntnu.edu/hf/phd/project-description.

Together with documentation of the applicant’s academic qualifications and personal suitability, the project description will be the main foundation for the evaluation of the application.

Applicants who are short-listed will be called in for interviews, and their references will be contacted. Applications that are not submitted electronically via Jobbnorge within the deadline will not be evaluated.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dave Kush, e-mail: dave.kush@ntnu

Application deadline: 01.06.2019

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of study programmes in the humanities, and is Norway’s second largest faculty of humanities measured in the number of students. We develop leading academic groups in the action-oriented humanities, as well as innovative and inquiry-based teaching and learning. The Faculty consists of six departments as well as a Faculty administration.

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Deadline

01.06.2019

Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

Researcher in sustainable energy systems in built environment Vaxjo


Reference number: 2019/288-2.2.1S

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

The Faculty of Technology strives for the Linnaeus University’s Keyword Attractive Knowledge Environment, Prominent Research, Social Driving Power and Global Values to pervade the business. The Faculty of Technology has a broad business in ten different institutions, where Linnaeus University conducts training and research in the technical subjects. The Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology conducts research and education in energy processes, sustainable energy systems and energy efficiency in the buildings.

Your work assignments:

The position involves research, supervision and teaching in the multidisciplinary thematic areas of sustainability and energy systems.

The holder of the position will primarily conduct research on resource- and climate-effective built environment in a lifecycle perspective. The main focus is to identify resource-efficient and low-carbon solutions for buildings throughout their lifecycle in terms of design strategies, choice of materials, construction methods, and end-of-life management. The research should combine dynamic energy modelling and lifecycle assessment methodology 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible to be employed is the one who has completed a PhD in

  • sustainable built environment
  • energy system
  • building technology
  • or architecture

or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence with regard to the subject’s subject matter content and the tasks that must be included in the employment.

For eligibility for this employment, it is also required that the applicant should have a good knowledge of advanced computer programs for energy balance calculations of buildings and good knowledge of extensive energy renovation of residential buildings, taking into account the remaining life of buildings and various possible material choices during the renovation. The applicant must also have good English in speech and writing and have experience of international research collaboration. We will attach great importance to personal qualities such as the ability to collaborate and conduct independent research.

Ämnesområde för befattningen: Sustainable built environment

Placeringsort tillsvidare: Växjö

Length of employment and period: Full-time 100% during 22 months, temporary employment according to LAS.

Contact persons:

Professor Leif Gustavsson, leif.gustavsson@lnu.se, +46 (0)470708997

Prefekt: Jörgen Forss, jorgen.forss@lnu.se, +46 (0)470-70 82 33  

Department for built environment and Energy technology                       

HR partner: Hanna Holgersson, hanna.holgersson@lnu.se, +46 (0) 47070849

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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Post expires on Wednesday May 8th, 2019

PhD student in Applied Physics, focus area in Organic Electronics Norrkoping


Ref LiU-2019-00219S

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

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

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Applied Physics (focus area: Organic Electronics)
formally based at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Department of Science and Technology (ITN), Campus Norrköping

Research area
At the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), we focus on the study and application of electronically and ionically conducting organic materials in an array of areas spanning energy harvesting, printed electronics, photonics, and bioelectronics.
Read more at www.liu.se/loe

The LOE Bioelectronics team was recently awarded funding for the EU International Training Network BORGES (“Biosensing with organic electrodes”), providing funding for a PhD student at LOE and an associated PhD student at LiU’s Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE). The overall aim of the project is to develop label-free sensing platforms for inflammatory biomarkers in multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a neurological disease with a high demand for improving prediction and monitoring of disease activity and optimizing drug treatment in a personalised manner. LOE’s main contribution to this effort (and the primary focus of this PhD position) will be in developing organic bioelectronic sensors. These activities will include extensive interdisciplinary research activity – from device fabrication to testing biosensing in cell and tissue models– and promise a revolutionary approach to disease monitoring and treatment. As part of an EU International Training Network, the PhD student will be part of the network of other early-stage researchers from the other 9 academic partners across Europe and will have access and research-visit opportunities through the consortium.

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

The PhD student will develop organic bioelectronic components such as organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) for biosensing applications. The research will include materials and devices based on (semi)conducting polymers as well as polyelectrolyte ”ion conductors” with the aim of translating biological and electronic signals. The PhD studies will further include processing of components in a cleanroom environment, characterization of materials and electrical/ionic properties, and fundamental studies of sensing and electrochemistry. Many of these activities will be in close collaboration with the parallel BORGES PhD at Linköping University’s Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.

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

A suitable background for this position is a master’s or engineering degree in physics, materials science, electronics, or biotechnology. Previous experience in multidisciplinary activities is valuable. Research at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics – and within the BORGES network – is carried out predominantly in English, so relative fluency is favorable.

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

Starting date Autumn 2019.

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies.  

Application procedureApply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 14th of May 2019.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

The data of the applicant will be collected in order to realize the selection procedure such as described in Grant Agreement No. 813863 – Horizon 2020 BORGES and will be communicated by Linköpings University to the Recruitment and Training Committee which is composed by representatives of the beneficiaries having part in the project. The candidate may refer to the Linköpings University in order to exercise her/his rights under art. 15 – 22 Reg. (EU) 2016/679.

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Daniel Simon

Senior lecturer

+46 11 363476

daniel.simon@liu.se

Annelie Westerberg

HR-partner

annelie.westerberg@liu.se

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Post expires on Monday May 13th, 2019

PhD Research Fellow in ICT – Deep Learning for Chatbots

About the position

The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time fixed-term position for a period of three years as PhD Research Fellow. The position is linked to the Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and is located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is as soon as possible or by agreement.

The department of ICT has three large and active research groups in Information and Communication Technology including eight Professors, 20 Associate Professors/Assistant professors and about 20 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The department pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on ICT and crisis management, artificial intelligence, eLearning and eHealth. The department has successfully led a number of large research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, the EU research programmes FP7 and H2020 as well as national and international industries.

The open position is associated with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) and part of the project “Chatbots for Loyalty” funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Responsibilities

The aim of the PhD Research Fellow is to advance the state-of-the-art in deep learning techniques for chatbots – machine agents serving as natural language user interfaces to data and service providers in social networks. Natural language interaction is the next frontier in the development of ubiquitous data and services. 

The research fellow will get the opportunity to develop novel approaches to increase the attention span of deep learning models and enable more goal directed conversations. Furthermore, the candidate will explore and develop mechanisms for leveraging rich contexts, captured through both structured information (demographics, transaction history, etc.) and more unstructured information (e.g., logs of previous dialogue at other contact points). By leveraging a rich context, spanning multiple channels, the ultimate goal is to open up for more intelligent goal-oriented and task-oriented chatbot services. Datasets for training and evaluating the mechanisms developed will be available from several domains, such as private and public sector customer service, and informational services within the health domain.

Research topics for the PhD research fellows include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Deep learning approaches for conversational user interfaces
  • Combining machine learning and user-centred design for smart chatbot services

Required qualifications

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

The candidate must hold a master’s degree in ICT, Computer Science or a similar/related field and document competence in areas relevant to the position.

Furthermore, the applicant must have strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency, communication and teamwork skills.

It is a prerequisite for employment that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, specialization in ICT, within three months of appointment. More information about the programme and a complete list of admission requirements.

The following admission requirements apply to the PhD programme:

  • The average grade for courses included in the bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) should be C (or equivalent) or higher;
  • The average grade for courses included in the master’s degree (or equivalent) should be B (or equivalent) or higher;
  • The master’s thesis (or equivalent) should have a grade B (or equivalent) or higher when the candidate is admitted to the PhD program.

The successful applicant must have written and spoken English proficiency. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests or certificates:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 600 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or a minimum of 92 on the Internet based Test (iBT)
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5. (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)  certificate of at least Level B2

Please check this website to see if an English test is required. Please note that the English test requirement applies to applicants from most countries according to the list mentioned above. No other English tests or certificates will be approved, and certifications/statements cannot replace an English test.

Applications from applicants who already hold a PhD will normally not be considered.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, attainment, and any previous research and development work.

Desired qualifications

The ideal candidate will have expertise in at least three of the following areas:

  • Deep reinforcement learning
  • Transfer- and meta-learning
  • Bayesian learning and probabilistic reasoning
  • Recurrent neural networks
  • Convolutional neural networks
  • Natural language processing
  • Tsetlin machines

Personal qualities

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills, inventiveness, and a proactive approach, will be emphasized in the evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. The PhD Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the doctoral candidates. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

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We offer

  • the opportunity to contribute to the strategic capabilities of a world-class research organization, along with intensive PhD supervision. You will collaborate with top scientists in your field and have excellent prospects for personal development in an innovative working environment for aspiring researchers.
  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 449 400 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

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

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

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

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

Application

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

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including the bachelor’s level
  • Master’s degree/higher degree certificate, with a summary of the courses/subjects included in the degree
  • Applicants with a foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution
  • Summary (approximately 1-2 pages) of the master’s thesis
  • Applicants who are required to document their English proficiency must submit his/her TOEFL or IELTS test results (these may be forwarded after the closing date)
  • Summary or links to the applicant’s scientific publications (if any)
  • A description of the candidate’s research interests and background for the project applied for

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. We draw your attention to the fact that we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process if attachments are missing. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 13.05.19

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

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

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

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Deadline

13.05.2019

Post expires on Monday May 13th, 2019

Ph.D. student in Pervasive and Mobile Computing Lulea


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Background
The Computer Science division at the department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is searching for a PhD student in the subject of Pervasive and Mobile Computing to work with software architectures for efficient distributed ledgers.

You will be part of a research group that works with software systems, distributed systems, mobile systems and Internet-based communication. You will acquire unique knowledge and skills and be part of a creative research environment, working in cooperation with industry partners.

Subject description
Pervasive and mobile computing address distributed systems and mobile networks, which enable mobility, ubiquity and interactivity of computers, data, software and users.

Research and innovation project
The PhD project will be carried out within and financed by DIT4BEARS[1], which is a collaborative research and innovation project within the Kolarctic programme that LTU will start with partners from Russia, Finland, and Norway. The project is focusing on helping companies with innovative and pioneering IT solutions with an emphasis on SMEs.

Project description
The scientific objective is to study how smart identities can be realised using distributed ledger technology. Technologies include block chains and hash graphs in combination with other kinds of distributed systems. Challenges include resource efficiency for consensus and for scaling up to large volumes of data. Solutions shall be related to different application areas, be implemented primarily in software, and evaluated by simulations and proof of concept implementations, although in principle they can encompass large systems with several datacenters and a multitude of heterogeneous devices distributed in the field. Applications and use cases will be further discussed with the companies involved in the research and innovation project DIT4BEARS1 as mentioned above.

The project will be carried out at LTU’s campus in Luleå.

Duties
You will work in the above described project and participate in activities in DIT4BEARS. You will take courses while doing dissertation work in the form of e.g. literature, article, design studies, construction and programming tasks, theory development, analysis and presentations. The research subject is multi-disciplinary and includes both science and technology. Results will be published in English in journals and international conferences. Teaching and other duties at the division and / or department exist for graduate students, which is limited to a maximum of one year of the total period not exceeding five years.

QualificationsWe are looking for a skilled, analytic and motivated colleague that can perform advance research, both independently and in cooperation with the rest of the team. The necessary background for applicants is a master degree in Computer Science, or equivalent. The applicant must be proficient in software development and computer science and be fluent in oral and written dissemination in English. Specific depth in mathematics, computer security or encryption is valuable but not a requirement. It is an advantage if you have previous experience from research and publication.

Other information
General information for applicants: https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb/Fakta-for-sokande?l=en

For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Olov Schelen, email olov.schelen@ltu.se, Assoc. Prof. Karl Andersson, email karl.andersson@ltu.se, or Senior Lecturer Robert Brännström, head of division, email: robert.brannstrom@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, 0920-49 1809 christer.gardelli@ltu.se and OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University’s core values ​​are based on respect, openness, cooperation, trust and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application
We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Reference number: LTU-1534-2019

Final day to apply: 2019-05-15

[1] Disruptive Information Technologies for Barents Euro-Arctic Region

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Researcher Marine Proteins

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The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering was founded January 1 2015, and started off with high ambitions. The aim was to grow and become a leading center of innovation by combining the latest research in life sciences with biochemistry. And the department got off to flying start. In its first year, the numbers for publication, citation and external funding have been excellent.

The department consists of four divisions, each conducting outstanding research in the areas of industrial biotechnology, systems biology, chemical biology and food science. The overall goal is to help build a sustainable society and improve human health.

Nearly 200 people from 20 countries are currently working at the department. The working environment is characterized by respect, cooperation, responsibility, creativity and job satisfaction.

The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering has summarized its mission in four points:
• To be an attractive environment for top-level researchers in biological engineering
• To deliver top-level research results and innovative solutions for use in a sustainable society
• To offer excellent education that develops creative engineers and scientists
• To be a major contributor to international visibility of Chalmers


Information about the department and the research

The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering is aiming at bridging cutting edge life science research with biochemical engineering, in order to emerge as the leading innovation center in the region. The research has broad applications in areas of health and industrial production of e.g. fine chemicals, food and energy. An important mission is to drive the development of novel and improved tools to study effects on a cellular level through systems’ biology analysis and modeling tools, metabolic engineering and bioimaging. Powerful experimental platforms are avialable such as well equipped fermenters, analytical instruments and laser based microscopy. The department offers highly qualified education for engineering students within the area of bioengineering. It is furthermore collaborating in broad, interdiciplinary national and international networks within academia and the industry.

The division of Food and Nutrition Science is one of four research divisions at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering. Food and Nutrition Science is one of the leading units in the area in Sweden with particular strengths in nutritional and computational metabolomics, dietary biomarkers, micronutrient metal nutrition, nutritional immunology, marine food science and nutrition as well as food by-product biorefining. The division has a wide range of modern analytical equipment for chromatography coupled with mass spectrometery, an in vitro human cell laboratory, and a microbiology laboratory. The division focuses on nutritional solutions for health and disease prevention by studies on the molecular, cellular, and whole-body level. It also has a strong focus on sustainable use of food raw materials and on many different quality aspects of food.

Job description
The position involves participation in research, teaching and utilization activities. The field of research is eco-innovative utilization of marine resources for production of sustainable and healthy foods as well as food packaging materials, with the the main focus being on marine proteins. Initially, the research will be conducted within a series of ongoing national and European projects on valorization of marine side streams to develop sustainable value chains for these raw materials. Increase in the technology rediness level (TRL) for valorization techniques such as the pH-shift process will here be fundamental. Also, it is expected that the researcher will contribute to a broadening of the analysis platform for marine proteins at the FNS division. The researcher should closely collaborate with different national and international partners from industry and academia through ongoing projects, and will participate in teaching as well as supervision of PhD and MSc students in line with the title of the postion. The researcher should also actively apply for external funding for continuation of the research in line with the described field. 

Position summary
The position is a full-time permanent employment. Teaching will consitute 5-10% of time.Qualifications
A PhD in Food science, Seafood science or similar and at least 2 years of post doctoral research experience in the relevant field is required. Further, a self-motivated individual with documented ability to successfully conduct research and work independently is desirable. The candidate should have the ability to combine creativity and experimental research together with a focus on applications to generate industry-ready solutions leading to commercialization. A strong research profile as proven by publications in internationally leading journals, graduate and postgraduate student supervision as well grant application expertise is highly recommended. Also, good knowledge in marine proteins and the relationship between their chemistry, functionality and product forming capacity at both micro- amd macro-level is expected. In terms of experimental skills, experience from working with pH-shift processing of fish side streams and molecular biological techniques such as SDS-PAGE, chromatographic techniques like LC-MS, GC-MS and SEC, rheological techniques as well as spectroscopic techniques such as FTIR is desired.

The candidate should also have strong communication skills in written and oral, good ability to work in teams, and experience from collaborating with industry.

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

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

Application procedure 
The application should be marked with Name, Ref 20190203 and be attached as PDF files, as below:

CV

Personal letter
• 1-2 pages 

Other documents (optional): 
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two references that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview. 

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 19 May 2019

For questions, please contact:
Ingrid Undeland, undeland@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 eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
   


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Postdoctoral position in Recyclable Cellulose Composites

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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers with research ranging from the most fundamental level to a level close to application in industry and society. The research activities reach from DNA-research and biomaterials to high temperature corrosion, catalysis and recycling. The Department is also heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas.

Health, natural resources, sustainable energy and materials are some of our lead words and our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.

We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg.

Information about the research project
The aim of your project is to investigate how transient cellulose networks can be used to address the poor recyclability of crosslinked polyethylene. Crosslinked polyethylene, which is widely used for many medical and electrical applications, cannot be reprocessed, meaning that it is burned, ends up at landfills, or worst case litters the oceans. Approaches that allow to use polyethylene without the need for crosslinking are therefore highly desirable. In our previous work we have found that composites of polyethylene copolymers and cellulose microfibrils remain thermoplastic but at the same time arrest creep above the melting temperature of the polymer. You will work together with a team of other postdocs and PhD students to develop this concept further. Our goal is to develop a detailed understanding of the underlying structure-function relationships of transient cellulose networks, and expand their use to a wider range of polymers.

We anticipate that the use of a cellulose reinforcing agent as an alternative to crosslinking chemistry will open up a new design principle for plastics with a high degree of recyclability. Ultimately, we hope to considerably expand the versatility of the most common type of plastic used today. The realisation of thermoset-like yet recyclable polyethylene based materials would open up new application areas where superior creep resistance is required.

Information about the research group
The Müller Research Group focuses on the physical chemistry and materials science of organic semiconductors, polymer blends and composites, and develops new plastic materials for energy technologies ranging from organic solar cells and thermoelectrics to power cables. All research is conducted in co-operation with other universities/institutes and/or industry. Presently, the Müller Research Group consists of 1 Professor, 1 Research Staff, 3 Postdocs, 8 PhD students and several Master students.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with other departments at Chalmers, collaborating groups at other universities, as well as industrial partners.

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc to join our research!

Major responsibilities
The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research, in collaboration with other postdocs and students in our group, as well as collaborating groups. In addition, you are expected to support and mentor the PhD students in our group that work on related topics. As a Postdoc you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in writing.

Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, or equivalent with a focus on polymer science and technology. Further, expertise in the modification and processing of cellulose materials is preferred. Previous experience with cellulose chemistry, nanocellulose materials and composites is a merit.

Experience with materials characterisation tools such as thermal analysis (DSC, TGA), X-ray diffraction (WAXS, SAXS), optical microscopy, AFM, SEM, TEM, rheology, DMA and tensile testing is a merit. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate is expected to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190205 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
• Two references that we can contact.

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

Other documents:
• 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: 17th May 2019

For questions, please contact:
Christian Müller, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; christian.muller@chalmers.se; +46 31 772 2790

    

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society.

The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Built Environment, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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Postdoctoral position at Energy technology on chemical-looping combustion

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The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.

Information about the research
Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. As an employee at the Division of Energy Technology you are an important part of a group of researchers with the general aim to optimize and reduce environmental impact of industrial energy use. In total, Energy Technology has around 60 employees out of which 30 are PhD-students.

The work is focused around experimental evaluation of oxygen carriers in continuous chemical-looping systems. During the project you will work in a creative research group that is world leading in its field, has extensive experience of practical research and access to unique experimental infrastructure. The goal is to find effective and affordable oxygen carries that can be used to increase the efficiency of the applications described above. The overall goal of our group is to develop revolutionary technology for efficient generation of power, heat and hydrogen with inherent carbon dioxide capture.

Major responsibilities
Your main responsibility as a postdoc is to pursue your own scientific studies and to develop your abilities and knowledge within the research fields covered by the project. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally at scientific conferences and in written journal articles.

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

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1) and is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Qualifications
By the starting date, the applicant should have a PhD degree in a relevant subject, such as for example chemical engineering, power engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Knowledge about chemical-looping combustion and fluidization – both experimental and theoretical – are mandatory.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190227 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) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• 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: 16 May 2019

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Anders Lyngfelt, Energy technology
anders.lyngfelt@chalmers.se, phone +46 31 772 14 27


 


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


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PhD stu­dent in ma­chine learn­ing and com­pu­ta­tional bio­logy

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research unit focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki – a leading Nordic university with a strong commitment to life science research. As part of Academic Medical Center Helsinki in Meilahti campus FIMM collaborates locally with the Faculty of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital and National Institute for Health and Welfare. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community.

FIMM is currently seeking a

PhD student in machine learning and computational biology

A PhD student position is available in the research group of FIMM-EMBL Group Leader Dr. Esa Pitkänen at the Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki. The research group will start at FIMM in July 2019, and will address data integration, analysis and interpretation challenges stemming from massive-scale data generated in clinical and research settings. We will work closely with interdisciplinary collaborators at University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital, EMBL and German Cancer Research Center. Specific application areas include hematological diseases, and diseases where somatic mutagenesis has a central role, such as cancer. The PhD student will work on projects such as multimodal joint learning from clinical sequencing and imaging data utilizing techniques of deep learning, aiming to create methods useful in clinical practice.

Selected publications:
Katainen, …, Pitkänen. Discovery of potential causative mutations in human coding and noncoding genome with the interactive software BasePlayer. Nature Protocols (2018)
Palin, Pitkänen et al. Contribution of allelic imbalance to colorectal cancer. Nature Communications (2018)
Waszak et al. Germline determinants of the somatic mutation landscape in 2,642 cancer genomes. bioRxiv (2017)
Kondelin, …, Pitkänen. Comprehensive evaluation of protein coding mononucleotide microsatellites in microsatellite-unstable colorectal cancer. Cancer Research (2017)
Katainen, Dave, Pitkänen, Palin et al. CTCF/cohesin-binding sites are frequently mutated in cancer. Nature Genetics (2015)

Qualifications:
A recent MSc degree (or close to completion) in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics or mathematics, or a related field
Proficiency in programming
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Ability to work as a part of an interdisciplinary team

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications based on the Finnish university salary (YPJ) system on previous qualifications, experience and performance in the position. The contract will be offered initially for two years. A six-month trial period will be applied.

To apply, please submit the application together with your CV, two letters of reference, and a cover letter through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

Applications are welcomed as soon as possible – the call will be open until a hiring decision is made and and can therefore be terminated even before the end of June. The earliest start date is in July 2019.

For further information please visit our website at http://www.fimm.fi or contact esa.pitkanen@helsinki.fi.

For technical support with the recruitment system, please contact rekrytointi@helsinki.fi.

Due date

30.06.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019

Bioin­form­atician for the Meta­bolo­m­ics Unit at FIMM

The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a strong life science research. An international academic community with a critical outlook and a creative attitude is aiming to build a better future together.

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures under one roof, promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalised health and medicine, individualised cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community.

FIMM is currently seeking a

Bioinformatician for the Metabolomics Unit
for a fixed-term of one year with a possibility of extension

Description:
The FIMM Technology Centre has state-of-the-art infrastructures for genomics, medical bioinformatics, metabolomics, high-throughput screening, biobanking, biomarker discovery and other translational research platforms. FIMM Metabolomics Unit was launched in 2011.
The unit has cutting edge equipment including UPLC systems coupled to QQQ mass spectrometer (MS), QToF-MS, and QTRAP-MS, ORBITRAP-MS and a robot, Hamilton’s Star liquid handling system. The unit offers services for high-throughput untargeted, and targeted quantitative metabolomics and lipidomics, and also metabolic flux analyses for biomedical applications.

Responsibilities
• Metabolomics/Lipidomics data processing and statistical data analyses.
• Development of bioinformatics and biostatistics methods for biomarker discovery; integrating various “omics” datasets.
• Development of data analytics workflows including automating the manual steps, wherever applicable.
• The applicant will also be involved in the daily operations of the core facility including project discussions, planning, reporting and also writing manuscripts.

Qualification and experience:
• The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree or Ph.D degree (or about to graduate) in bioinformatics or biostatistics or computational biology or computer science/IT or a related field with proven expertise (1-3 years of working experience).
• Strong experience and proficiency with various statistical methods and packages.
• Solid knowledge in programming languages and machine learning methodologies.
• Excellent scientific writing skills (e.g., documenting the reports, manuscripts etc).
• The ability to effectively interact with the group members in a team-oriented manner is a must.
• A service-minded and customer-friendly attitude is a must.
• The successful candidate is expected to be highly self-motivated and responsible with excellent scientific, problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills.
• In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

We offer an exciting international working environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure as part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine.

Salary and contract:
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University salary system. A contract will be offered initially for one year and long-term extension is possible. The position is a full-time position starting as soon as possible or upon mutual agreement.

Application should be written in English and include a 1-page cover letter with motivation and 3-4 pages CV, a list of publications, contact information for three referees (no other transcripts/documents are needed).

Please submit your application, together the with attachments, as a single pdf file, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply for the position button below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The selection will be based on rolling basis and the call may be terminated right away (even before May 15th) once a suitable candidate for this position has been found, so interested applicants need to apply as soon as possible.

For further information please visit our website at https://www.fimm.fi/en/services/technology-centre/metabolomics and/or contact the Head of the Metabolomics Unit,
A/Prof. Vidya Velagapudi (vidya.velagapudi(at)helsinki.fi). In case of questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Anu Roine (anu.roine(at)helsinki.fi).

Due date

15.05.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

PhD Research Fellow in Renewable Energy focusing on “Operational management in interconnected renewable resources with ICT property”

About the position

The University of Agder (UiA) invites applications for a 3-year PhD fellowship in Renewable Energy within the project “Integrated Renewable Resources and Storage: Operation and Management”, funded by The Research Council of Norway under Indo-Norwegian cooperation. The post is linked to and partially supported by The Department of Engineering Sciences, University of Agder. The tentative starting date is in April 2019, or as negotiated with the faculty. The position is located at Campus Grimstad. 

The Department of Engineering Sciences has more than 90 employees in scientific positions, and more than 1500 students at all levels. A variety of research is conducted within all the groups; Mechatronics, Renewable Energy, Civil Engineering and Industrial Economy, and we also welcome interdisciplinary projects within the department or with other research groups. This position will be associated with the Renewable Energy group. We have a broad international cooperation, and close collaboration with industrial partners and public services in the region. This is a benefit both for teaching and research. The partners contribute with assignments, competence and resources.

There is a need for research on flexible interconnection, use of multiple energy forms (like wind and solar PV), resilience of the energy systems and semantic interoperability among energy subsystems. An increased amount of roof top PVs, wind turbines, energy storages (both electrical and thermal), and heat pumps will pose technical challenges in the distribution network due to change in load flow patterns, power quality, protection, and controlling voltage, frequency and reactive power. These multi-interconnected energy resources will inevitably rely on the internet or other large-scale communication networks, resulting in a new area of cyber-physical security for the smart grid.   

The consortium of this project includes UiA and NORCE in Norway, and academic institutions – MNNIT Allahabad, IIT Kanpur and NIT Raipur in India. The project objectives are defined under work packages, each lead by these institutions.

The research studies will be in the lines of monitoring and assessment of microgrid and emerging cyber-physical aspects, optimizing the distribution network utilization with energy management, and design of intelligent distribution grids.

Responsibilities

The work package lead by UiA will focus in the direction of (i) energy management and optimization of energy resources and storage in distribution network, (ii) understanding the ICT in integration of renewable resources towards its security. The work package has a list of tentative tasks for the appointed PhD research fellow to perform the studies, and share the results as needed with Indian counterpart. Some of these studies might have to be performed using a real-time simulator (OPAL-RT), and its associated modules, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations. Further, a close cooperation with other researchers working in the project and other colleagues at the department is highly expected.

Required qualifications

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

The successful applicant should hold a master’s degree from a Norwegian or an accredited foreign university in renewable energy, mechatronics, electrical engineering, or a similar/related field and have competence in areas relevant to the proposed research.

The following additional requirements should be met:

  • Good knowledge in power system, smart grid, power grid security.
  • Programming skills (Matlab, Python, C++, R).
  • Strong writing skills for research papers.
  • Experience in working on real-time simulators, particularly Opal-RT.

It is an advantage to have knowledge about the Norwegian power system and to speak a Scandinavian language. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The applicant must submit an approved project description within three months of appointment. The PhD dissertation must be written in English.

The PhD Research Fellow will be admitted to the PhD Programme in Engineering and Science with Renewable Energy as specialization within three months of the starting date. More information about the programme and a complete list of admission requirements.

Personal qualities

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasized.

The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal oriented work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic backgrounds and previous research and development experiences in the related fields.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

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

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, code 1017 Research Fellow, salary NOK 449 400 gross per year. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

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

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organizational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by UiA’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

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

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

Application

Submit your application and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation shall be submitted as attachments to the online application:

  • Certificates and grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including bachelor’s level, master’s degree/higher degree certificate.
  • Applicants with foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution.
  • List and links of the applicant’s scientific publications, if any.
  • A short tentative research proposal of not more than 2 pages, highlighting the background and research for the intended study, that meets the above research objectives.

Please do not submit large documents, like thesis or publications. If any additional information is required, the applicant will be informed later.

Original documents must be presented for verification to the University of Agder. Successful candidates will be asked, normally during the interview, to ensure that the issuing university submits documents in a sealed envelope directly to UiA or provide access to their documents online, which allows UiA to verify the authenticity of these electronic documents via a secure website hosted at the issuing university (contact person at UiA will be provided later for certain candidates).

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process. All documentation of education must be in the original language and in English, Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish (if the original language is not one of these). The application should include a translation, which should preferably be from the issuing university. Additional documentation must be in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.

Closing date: 27.05.19

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

  • HR-adviser Nina Rønningen, tel. +47 38 14 20 16, mobile +47 481 57 761, e-mail: nina.ronningen@uia.no
  • Higher Executive Officer Lise Askbo Fylkesnes, tel. +47 37 23 31 25, mobile +47 907 76 434, e-mail: lise.a.fylkesnes@uia.no
Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

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

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

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Deadline

27.05.2019

Post expires on Monday May 27th, 2019

PhD students in Innovation and Design


Ref 2019/1114

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 15 000 students read courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

We now open several PhD positions within the research environment Innovation and product realization (IPR). Research is of a cross-disciplinary character and addresses several areas, including Information Design, Product and Production Development, Workplace Innovation and Quality Management, and Value-driven Innovation and Foresight. IPR is a dynamic and stimulating research environment with a balanced mix of senior and younger researchers.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2019-05-20
Campus location: Eskilstuna
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

The PhD positions are full-time temporary positions for 5 years, where 20% of the time is allocated for teaching or administrative assignments. Each PhD candidate will perform research in collaboration with industry or other organizations.

Potential research topics are:

  • Product design for sustainability and circularity
  • Efficient execution of R&D projects
  • Management of production development in an international context
  • Self-assessment as a means to support manufacturing improvements
  • Group creativity for sustainability and well-being
  • Development of innovation and quality management practices
  • Sustainable practices and culture in innovation/quality management
  • Interactive design with focus on Industry 4.0 as well as health or welfare technologies

Qualifications

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

A candidate for the positions must have:

  • A Master´s degree in a field relevant for the positions and the potential research topics
  • Strong interests in research
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and in teams that might be cross-disciplinary
  • Ability to establish and maintain contacts and networks with research partners in academia, industry or other organisations

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Merit

  • Interests in pedagogics and teaching
  • Interests in pursuing a career in academia
  • Skills in Swedish or willingness to learn the language.

Personal characteristics will play a key role for selecting candidates.

Application

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Contact person

Prof. Glenn Johansson

Director of the research environment

glenn.johansson@mdh.se

Prof. Yvonne Eriksson

Vice dean of School of IDT

yvonne.eriksson@mdh.se

Michaël Le Duc

Union representative (SACO)

+46 (0)21-10 14 02

Susanne Meijer

Union representative (OFR)

+46 (0)21-10 14 89

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Post expires on Monday May 20th, 2019

Postdoc in Biomechanics, within bone growth mechanobiology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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

The School of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Mechanics is offering a postdoctoral position in Biomechanics, with a focus on bone growth mechanobiology.

Job description

The project will be carried out in cooperation with the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Karolinska Institutet. The aim of the project is to quantify the relationship between mechanical loading and bone growth in growing children, using multiscale numerical modelling based on in vivo and ex vivo experiments. Your areas of responsibility will be to develop a finite element of bone that simulates growth, conduct numerical experiments, help with the physical experiments, perform analyses and validation, and to report findings in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications

We seek a candidate with a doctoral degree (PhD), completed in the last three years, in Solid or Computational Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics, or other appropriate background for this research area, preferably with a specialization in biomechanics. Particularly advantageous merits for this position include documented experience in bone mechanics and modelling of biological tissues, 3D visualization and experimentation.

Applicants must be strongly motivated for this research area. This position requires ability to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team. Applicants should thus have a good level of cooperative and communicative abilities, as well as a good ability to write scientific reports in English.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must contain the following documents in PDF format.

  • Statement of professional interest.
  • CV with list of publications.
  • Transcripts from university/university college.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • PhD thesis and two selected scientific papers (in pdf format).

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

Others

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

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

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2019-0671
ContactElena Gutierrez Farewik, Professor, +46 8 790 77 19, lanie@kth.se Artem Kulachenko, Docent, +46 8 790 89 44, artem@kth.se
Last application date20.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Monday May 20th, 2019

Postdoc in CT-reconstruction with Deep Learning

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

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

Job description

The research group in Mathematical Imaging within the Department of Mathematics is offering a two-year postdoctoral position based on a grant from the applied mathematics programme at the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

The position is part of a larger medical imaging project where the overall goal is to develop theory and development of algorithms that integrate physics models with machine learning for image reconstruction in spectral-CT. An essential part is to handle the non-linearity, another is to develop an appropriate statistical model for spectral-CT imaging. The clinical applications include cancer and stroke imaging. Prototype algorithms will be implemented as software components in ODL (http://github.com/odlgroup/odl), which is a python-based software framework for prototyping image reconstruction methods. Ideally one utilizes the couplings between ODL and several deep learning frameworks, like TensorFlow.

Much of the research will be pursued at MedTechLabs (https://www.medtechlabs.se) and at the Medical Imaging group at the Department of Physics, KTH. The group, which is led by Prof. Mats Danielsson, has developed novel photon-counting silicon strip detectors for CT-scanners that are now entering tests in a clinical setting at MedTechLabs. As a postdoctoral fellow, you will have access to clinical expertise and unique patient data from one of the first prototype spectral CT scanners in the world. You will also benefit from the strong research environments at KTH in mathematical sciences and medical imaging physics.

Qualifications

We seek a candidate with a PhD degree in mathematics, signal processing, computer science, or computational physics/engineering that has been awarded (or planned to be awarded) before the commencement of the position. The candidate should have a strong background from machine learning or signal/image processing, the latter preferably in the context of tomographic image reconstruction. The candidate should also have experience from software development in scientific computing, preferably using Python and/or C/C++ in the context of machine learning. Finally, a successful applicant must be strongly motivated and have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Application

The following documents shall be included in the application:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Research statement (2-3 pages)
  • Contact details for 2-3 references and/or corresponding support letters submitted directly by the writers by email to jobs@math.kth.se with S-2018-0728 in the subject line.

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

Others

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAugust 15, 2019 or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2019-0728
Contact Ozan Öktem, +46 8 790 66 06, ozan@kth.se
Last application date30.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Exascale Computing

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Computer Science

The position aims at research and development of extreme scale simulation codes for future exascale systems. Achieving efficient performance at exascale will require either unreasonable large problem sizes, or the development of new parallelisation approaches and algorithms which retain parallel scaling even for very few elements per core. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development and implementation of novel parallelisation methods and algorithm, with a focus on spectral element methods to efficiently exploit characteristics of anticipated exascale systems, like increased parallelism, heterogeneity and deep memory hierarchies, using established and emerging parallel programming environments (MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC, PGAS, …). The implementations will be based on the NEK5000 code in collaboration with the KTH Mechanics Department.

What we offer

Eligibility

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

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

Selection

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

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

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

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

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

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

Other information

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

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

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

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2019-0856
ContactProf. Erwin Laure, Director PDC-HPC, erwinl@pdc.kth.se, +46 (0) 8 790 6914, Maria Engman, Vice HR-ansvarig, maengm@kth.se
Last application date19.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Sunday May 19th, 2019

Doctoral student in Distributed Systems / Data Science

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan,

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Information and Communication Technology

The Software Engineering and Computer Systems (SCS) department at KTH is looking for an excellent candidate for a PhD student position in the area that lies between distributed systems, machine learning and data-intensive computing systems. The selected candidate is expected to have a strong background in distributed systems corresponding to the KTH SEDS master program and a passionate interest in issues within at least one of the above mentioned areas.

The announced postgraduate position mainly concerns the SSF project “CDA: Continuous Deep Analytics”, which aims to develop the basis for computer programming systems that follow two main areas of research: (i) Algorithms, programming languages and optimization for continuous analysis of data streams, relational and linear algebra and dynamic graphs; (ii) Distributed Runtime for complex and fast hardware accelerators (GPU, FPGA) as well as data-parallel processing of large-state data streams. This ad refers to the distributed runtime.

The PhD student will join a strong team of senior researchers, postdoctoral researchers and software engineers to contribute to the basic design and development of the next generation open source software for data analysis. The group has regular discussion meetings and frequent interaction with other leading universities, as well as a clear vision and aim for high quality publications in the leading forums in the field.

The position is limited to four years, but may, conditioned on up to 20% department duties, e.g., teaching and supervision, be extended to five years. The doctoral student should be enrolled at KTH and the application process for being admitted to the doctoral study program is initiated in conjunction with the employment. Doctoral student employment at KTH offers excellent conditions with competitive salaries, health care, social security, and contributions to pension funds. The preliminary starting date is September 1, 2019

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
  • Life-long network through KTH’s Alumni organization.
  • A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe´s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Our research group offers a friendly working environment and the main language used is English. We perform foundational and systems research in the areas of big data analytics, data intensive computing, distributed systems, Cloud and autonomic computing

Eligibility

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

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

The applicant must have strong academic credentials; written and spoken English proficiency.

Selection

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

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach,
  • analyse and work with complex issues and
  • Practical problem solving skills and creativity; motivation for doctoral studies.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

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

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

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

Other information

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

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

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreements
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKista
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2019-0831
ContactSeif Haridi, haridi@kth.se, Tysse Norlindh Falk, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Last application date02.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday June 2nd, 2019

Postdoc in Corrosion in Oil and Gas

The Materials and Surface Engineering section in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark are seeking candidate for one Postdoc position in the field of “Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry”. The Postdoc position is for a period of 1.5 years starting from the 1 August 2019.

Corrosion in the oil and gas industry is a serious issue that results in decreased production and high operational costs. Corrosion behavior of production pipes depend on many operational parameters (e.g. CO
2, H2S, pressure, temperature, interventions) and material variables (e.g. microstructure, chemical composition). Consequently, due to complex environment and synergistic effects, more than one mechanism is likely to be responsible for enhanced corrosion degradation and ultimate failure of the pipes. In order to prevent undesired failures and optimize maintenance of the pipes, reliable corrosion monitoring system is of high importance. Nevertheless, current monitoring technique, applied in the North Sea, do not provide information on the pitting underneath inorganic/corrosion scales, built on the steel surface. This puts the safety of the operation under the risk and results in unexpected pipe failure and blow-ups.

Responsibilities and tasks
Consequently, research activities in the intended Postdoc position will focus on the following issues:  

  • Development, together with a supplier, reliable fiber optic sensors for corrosion monitoring under oil and gas conditions
  • Performing corrosion small- and mid-scale experiments to evaluate the performance of corrosion sensors
The selected candidate is expected to work closely with other researchers and sensor supplier on the corrosion in oil and gas. Work involves some level of co-ordination, travel, and supervision activities. Research activities will involve corrosion and mechanical testing of materials similar to the test methods for stress corrosion cracking to assess the performance of the sensors.

Qualifications
Candidates for the position should have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Engineering with experience of mechanical testing of materials, Corrosion or stress corrosion cracking or related expertise. Prior experience to oil and gas corrosion will be an advantage. Combination of knowledge in stress/strain changes on materials due to corrosion and related topics are preferred.

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

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

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Rajan Ambat, phone: +45 4525 2181, e-mail: ram@mek.dtu.dk or Magdalena Rogowska, e-mail: mrog@mek.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 10 May 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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

Deadline: 10 May 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019