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Postdoc­toral Re­searcher in dis­trib­uted com­put­ing for se­quen­cing data

The University of Helsinki (https://www.helsinki.fi/en) is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

The Department of Computer Science (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/computer-science), which is part of the Faculty of Science, is a leading Computer Science research and teaching unit in Finland. The research themes of the Department cover machine learning and algorithms, computer networks and distributed systems, software systems and bioinformatics.

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in distributed computing for sequencing data

Position description
A fixed-term postdoctoral researcher position until the end of year 2022 is available in the Genome-scale algorithmics research team of Professor Veli Mäkinen. The team is part of the Algorithmic Bioinformatics research group of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. As a postdoctoral researcher you will work on developing distributed computing methods and tools for genomic variant detection exploiting founder sequence -based pangenomic references and modern high-throughput sequencing data. You are expected to publish your findings in international scientific journals and international scientific conferences. Your work may also include supervision of students and teaching duties (at most 5-10% of annual working time).

The starting date in the position is negotiable. An extension of the position to two years is also negotiable with the research group of Academy Professor Lauri Aaltonen, Centre of Excellence in Tumor Genetics Research, Faculty of Medicine.

Requirements
Candidates must hold a PhD degree in computer science or bioinformatics (or related fields) and have experience in algorithm engineering. Also, candidates who are expected to be granted the PhD degree at latest during Summer 2022 may be considered. Experience in processing of high-throughput sequencing data is an advantage. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are needed. You should have a strong motivation for research in this field and possess the ability to carry out independent research.

Salary and benefits
The salary will be in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel, level 5). In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3500–3900 €/month.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The University provides support for internationally recruited employees and their family members with their transition to work and life in Finland. For more on the University of Helsinki as an employer, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers.

How to apply
We welcome applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

Applications are submitted through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the “Apply for the position” button below.

Please include the following enclosures (in English language) as a single pdf file in your application:

• CV with a list of publications
• Description of research experience (1-2 pages)
• Two reference letters and/or contact details of two potential referees who agreed to provide letters of recommendation
• Copy of PhD degree certificate

The deadline for applications is February 10th, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional information
For more information on the position, please contact the leader of the team Veli Mäkinen (veli.makinen@helsinki.fi).

For more information on the research team and group, see
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/genome-scale-algorithmics
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/algorithmic-bioinformatics

Due date

10.02.2022 23:59 EET

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Post-doctoral Researcher, Software Engineering

The Faculty of Information Technology is currently seeking to recruit a

Post-doctoral Researcher, Software Engineering
for a fixed-term period of 1 March 2022 (or soon after that) – 28 February 2026

Tasks and qualifications

Do you want to grow into a senior specialist in software engineering research and education at the Faculty of IT in the University of Jyväskylä? It is possible in this position. Post-doctoral researcher does research in software technology part of the Faculty’s research groups. The work is research-oriented but it will include some teaching and thesis supervision in software and communications engineering and in information technology. The recruited person is also expected to take responsibility for participating in research projects, gaining external funding for the projects, and other duties as agreed with the supervising professors. In this position you have the possibility to grow and develop on a university career to the next level, and, in addition to research merits, strengthen your pedagogical competence. The position is suitable for a newly graduated PhD as well as for a person who has already created an established research career. The starting date can be negotiated – if you are finishing your PhD during this spring 2022, you are welcome to apply for this position.

Post-doctoral researcher is required to have a doctoral degree in the applicable research area. Previous experience and evidence of research related to the position’s content are considered an advantage for the applicant. We value an ability to collaborate, high-level publishing, active participation in procuring research funding, and interest in teaching and supervision of master theses and the research work.

The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of a Post-doctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. In this position, the Post-doctoral Researcher is expected to have excellent skills in the English language. Considering the future positions and teaching, however, Finnish language is a necessary skill to learn during the employment. The University will support these studies.

What do we offer?

A competent and prosperous scientific community 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus, and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits, and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland in our International Staff Guide

Salary

The Post-doctoral Researcher’s duty-specific part of the salary is determined by the job demand level 5-6 of teaching and research personnel in the general university salary system. Your salary is around 3,300 – 4,400€ a month depending on your qualifications and previous experience.

A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of the employment.

Application

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

1. Curriculum vitae (CV) written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. The CV needs to contain the contact information of two senior academic referees.
2. List of publications. The list should comply with the guidelines of the Academy of Finland.
3. A maximum of five main publications in one zip file.
4. Compact application letter (max. A4)
5. Recommenders (2) contact details

Please submit your application by 31 January 2022 using the online application form.

For further information on the position, please contact professor Timo Hämäläinen, timo.t.hamalainen@jyu.fi, +358407726470 or professor Tommi Mikkonen, tommi.j.mikkonen@jyu.fi, +358503117999

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see: https://www.supo.fi/en

The university follows the national recommendations for responsible evaluation of a researcher.

Get to know the University of Jyväskylä and the Faculty of Information Technology

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

You can explore the beautiful campus areas of the university by watching this video: Kampuselämää Jyväskylän yliopistossa – University campus life at JYU – YouTube. 

The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. The Mission of the Faculty is to create science-based digital future. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty comprehensively combines the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business, and people. Strong collaboration with businesses and other parts of the society is based on sustained research. The research in the Faculty is organized in four divisions, which are Computational Science, Software and Communications Engineering, Information Systems, and Learning and Cognitive Sciences. The Faculty includes traditional education programs in the fields of natural science and economic science. In August 2021 a new program in the field of technology was launched. Multi-disciplinarity materializes already within the Faculty, and in addition, the surrounding multidisciplinary university offers fruitful grounds for new research initiatives and other collaboration.

The Faculty is located in the naturally beautiful campus of Mattilanniemi by the lake Jyväsjärvi. Further information about the Faculty can be found on our website.Please see especially our research activity and curricula.

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Postdoctoral fellow within Robot and Sensor Integration

About the position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Management, Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2 (two) years Post-Doctoral position related to Robotics and Smart Sensors.

Digital Food Quality (DigiFoods) is a centre for research-based innovation aiming to develop robotic systems and smart sensor solutions for food quality assessment directly in processing lines across all food value chains. The information obtained about food quality will be used to optimize both processes and value chains, making the food industry more efficient and sustainable.

The selected candidate will develop fully autonomous robotic applications and automatic sample preparation, enabling in-line measurement of heterogeneous foods by using industrial robotic systems equipped with smart sensors.

Main tasks

Work on the SFI-DigiFoods, Pillar 2-Robotics, which is divided into two projects:

1 – ROBOSENSE: robotic operation of sensors in industrial food processes;

Enable in-line measurement of heterogeneous foods by robotic control of smart sensors.

1.1   Develop novel in-line sensor systems and applications for measuring critical food quality;

1.2   Develop automation and robotic solutions for enhanced sensor operations in food processes;

1.3  Develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for virtual and real-world testing in industrial scenarios under realistic conditions.

2 – MOBILESENSE: mobile robots for autonomous in-field quality sensing;

Develop fully autonomous robots for automatic collection of large-scale quality data in the field.

2.1   Identify and integrate sensor systems on a mobile robot platform for exploration purposes in open fields;

2.2  Develop autonomous robotic applications for measuring quality features and investigate predicting yield and quality;

2.3  Develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for virtual and real-world testing in agricultural scenarios under realistic conditions.

Robot

Competence

Required Academic qualifications

  • Completed PhD (Equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) within the areas of Robotics, Control and Automation, or Mechatronics Engineering.
  • Candidates in the process of completing their doctorate are also encouraged to apply, provided the doctorate is completed before starting the position (February 2022).
  • Proficiency in English, spoken and written.

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • A track record of publishing in highly ranked conferences and journals on Robotics, Control and Automation.
  • Research experience related to design, modeling, analysis, and control of predominantly computer-based automated systems or processes.
  • Hands-on and practical experience with implementing robotic technology.
  • Proficiency in simulation software such as Matlab, Gazebo, V-Rep or RViz, with good programming skills in ROS, Python or C/C++, and proven experience in 3D CAD Design program such as Fusion 360, AutoCAD or SolidWorks.

Required personal skills:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in cross-disciplinary teams.

Desired personal skills:

  • Ability to design and execute simulations and experimental tests with minimal technical supervision.
  • Ability to establish cooperation, research, development, and dissemination networks.
  • Ability to contribute to a good atmosphere in the research group.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-67) (NOK 534.400-615.800), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Antonio Candea Leite, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, E-mail: antonio.candea.leite@nmbu.no; phone +47 465 69 172.

Dr. Pål Johan From, Professor and Head of the Robotics Group, Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, E-mail: pal.johan.from@nmbu.no; phone +47 906 90 932.

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicantsNMBU

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Application

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

Application deadline: 10.02.2022.

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 10.02.2022. Please quote reference number 21/05546.

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

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Deadline

10th February 2022

Post expires on torsdag februar 10th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellowship in Applied Machine Learning and Information Retrieval

The Machine Learning section of the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen (DIKU) is offering a 2-year fully-funded postdoctoral position in applied Machine Learning and Information Retrieval, commencing 1 May 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The postdoctoral fellow will join the Machine Learning Section at DIKU. The Machine Learning section is among the leading research environments in Artificial Intelligence and Web & Information Retrieval in Europe (in the top 5 for 2020, according to csrankings.org), with a strong presence at top-tier conferences, continuous collaboration in international & national research networks, and solid synergies with big tech, small tech, and industry. The Machine Learning section consists of a vibrant selection of approximately 65 talented researchers (40 of whom are PhD and postdoctoral fellows) from around the world with a diverse set of backgrounds and a common incessant scientific curiosity and openness to innovation. DIKU is the one of the oldest Computer Science departments in Europe, founded by Turing Award Winner Peter Naur. 

The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research on the use and development of photonic deep neural architectures for search engines.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Christina Lioma at c.lioma@di.ku.dk.

Job description
Supervision of bachelor and master theses and teaching are encouraged, but not required. Travel funding and computing resources are covered.

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

Formal requirements
Postdoctoral applicants should have or be about to receive a PhD degree in a subject relevant for the research area. The successful candidate is expected to have a solid background in applied Machine Learning and/or Information Retrieval. The candidate should have a strong research record as witnessed by publications in top venues.

The University of Copenhagen
The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest institution of research and education in Denmark. It is a member of the International Alliance of Research Universities, alongside the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Yale, and has produced 9 Nobel prize winners. Various academic rankings see the University of Copenhagen as one of the top leading institutions in Europe and the world, and its study programs meet the most stringent international standards for higher education based on Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurances in the European Higher Education Area and the Danish Accreditation Institution guidelines.  

Life in Copenhagen, Denmark
International surveys repeatedly rank Denmark among the world’s happiest countries, with high level of social and gender equality, community spirit, and a strong sense of common responsibility for social welfare. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, buzzing with culture, sustainable living, modern architecture, royal history, and a mouthwatering restaurant scene.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. 

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include
•    Curriculum vitae.
•    Diploma and transcripts of records (PhD, MSc and BSc, or equivalent).
•    List of publications, including links to the applicant’s pages at DBLP and Google Scholar.
•    Brief research statement with description of research so far and future research goals and interests (maximum 1 page).
•    Copies of the 3 selected research papers.
•    Reference letters (if available)

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is February 9, 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.  

Questions
Inquiries about the positions can be made to Christina Lioma at c.lioma@di.ku.dk.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

 

Deadline: 2022-02-09 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on onsdag februar 9th, 2022

PhD Student in Cyber-Physical Systems Lulea

Ref 4448-2021

Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. Today, we have 1,770 staff and 17,200 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.


The positions as Ph.D. students include an employment for up to five years, with a wage close to what newly graduated engineers with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science typically get payed in Sweden Information for PhD students

We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. The EISLAB division of the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering conducts research within Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and software system of systems for the automation and digitalization in production industries. CPS focuses on integrated software and application architectures with implementations on massively distributed embedded systems that interact with each other and the environment to enable secure, goal-driven, autonomous and evolvable solutions. A major result is the Eclipse Arrowhead, an open source software framework for industrial automation widely supported by the European industry. This research further includes research on applied Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as Internet of Things (IoT).

EISLAB are involved in several large European projects on distributed system construction with a focus on IoT, system of systems and CPS. Present examples include Arrowhead Tools (more than 80 partners, EUR 91 million, arrowhead.eu/arrowheadtools) and DigiPrime (more than 35 participants).

Subject description
Cyber-Physical Systems focuses on integrated software and application architectures with implementations of massively distributed embedded systems that interact with each other and their environment to enable secure, goal-driven, autonomous and evolvable solutions.

Project description
You will work with some of the following areas of software systems:

– Digital twins as service interfaces to robots, machinery and IoT devices
– Access and usage control for secure data sharing in industrial eco-systems
– Operation and navigation of robots and heavy machines in constructions
– Robot-human interactions and collaborations in industrial environments
– Virtualization at the edge for flexible and adaptable distributed systems

The studies will be conducted as parts of national projects with Swedish partners and/or European projects. These project aims to further digitalizing the European industry, where EISLAB will be responsible for the CPS intelligence, IoT and system of systems automation architecture as well as the use of AI and Machine Learning (ML). Targeted results includes academic papers as well as contributions with open source code for the Eclispe Arrowhead.

Projects at EISLAB typically involves working with both academia and industrial partners in Europe. Hence, collaboration with industry in the form of both future product owners and users is a key factor to the success of these projects and includes in-depth cooperation with the software and automation industry. In this, you will work close to other LTU researchers and doctoral students.

Duties
As a PhD student, you work towards a Doctoral degree as the final goal. The work will be done with the objectives of the Higher Education Ordinance as support. Most of your time will be devoted to work in one or a few research project in which you will develop proof-of-concept solutions to experimentally investigate and explore aspects in industrial software systems and components. You will communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals.

To support your research, 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. In addition, teaching and other duties at the division and/or department exists for graduate students, which is limited to a maximum of a year of the total period not exceeding five years.

Qualifications
We are looking for You – a talented, analytical and motivated colleague who, both alone and in collaboration with others, can carry out advanced research in our research group. The necessary background for applicants is a master degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and/or Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. We also welcome applicants with expected such degree during spring of 2022.

The applicant must be proficient in Computer Science. Previous experience of working with SOA, IoT, CPS and/or system of systems is valuable but not a requirement. The applicant must also possess good programming skills, including software design, basic programming concepts as well as experience in Java programming or similar. Fluency in oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Further information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Placement: Luleå. Starting:  Spring 2022

For further information about the position, please contact: Ulf Bodin, +46 920-49 30 36, ulf.bodin@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se  OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

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. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number:  4448-2021Last day of application: February 28, 2022

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Postdoc in Neuromorphic Computing and Adaptive Control

The Department of Electrical Engineering at DTU is seeking a qualified candidate for a postdoc position in neuromorphic computing to work within the neurorobotics team with a start date of May 1, 2022.

Responsibilities
Do you have a passion for cross-disciplinary research spanning the fields of biology and engineering? If so, you might be well-suited to join our neurorobotics team within the Automation and Control (AUT) group. When starting a position, you will become part of AUT spanning a wide range of competences in robotics and autonomous systems. Additionally, you will gain access to state of art facilities allowing you to complete your research in a productive and motivating environment. You will be able to develop your skills as a researcher through close collaborations with colleagues and guidance from senior-level professors.

The neurorobotics team is looking for a postdoc to fill a 2-year position. The project is an LF Experiment grant (granted by the Lundbeck Foundation) and will be under the supervision of Associate Professor Silvia Tolu. In general, our team works to apply biological control concepts in simulation and on physical robots to investigate neuroscientific hypotheses on biological processes related to motor control and learning. Our new project will focus on understanding the motor impairments experienced by people living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  The postdoc position will include building spiking neural networks to investigate the breakdown in motor circuitry associated with PD, publishing relevant results, and supervising a research assistant on the project. It is well documented that there is a decrease in dopamine as PD progresses, at the same time walking impairments such as shuffling, and freezing are observed. Together with our team, your goal will be to model the effects of dopamine on the neural circuitry associated with walking to understand the correlation between these two observed phenomena.

Qualifications
As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) or be in the process of obtaining it (proven documentation). The ideal candidate holds a degree in neuromorphic engineering with a focus on adaptive control and has one or more publications within the field of neurorobotics and/or computational neuroscience.

Active dissemination of your results in high impact scientific articles and through participation in international conferences will be an important part of your job.

The candidate should have strong skills in legged locomotion control, and in particular, experience with working with numerical models of oscillators (central pattern generators) and expertise in spiking neural networks and spiking neuron models (leaky integrate and fire, Izhikevich, and/or adaptive exponential integrate and fire). A background in neuromorphic engineering or similar would be a good basis.

In addition, we look for candidates with:

  • Proficiency in Python and/or C++
  • Familiarity with Linux and Embedded Linux  
  • Thorough understanding of the underlying mechanisms of biological locomotion
  • Knowledge and implementation experience within mixed neural networks combining spiking and non-spiking neurons
  • Excellent methodological skills and an analytical mind-set, ability to work both independently and as a member of a research team
  • Outstanding communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Project management experience is a plus

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. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at UniversitiesThe period of employment is 2 years. The start date will be the 1 May 2022 and end date of 30 April 2024.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Silvia Tolu, e-mail: stolu@elektro.dtu.dk, +45 4525 3928.

You can read more about the Department of Automation and Control at www.aut.elektro.dtu.dk and the Department of Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk. You will have access to our cutting-edge labs for experimental activities.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 26 January 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-01-26 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng

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Post expires on onsdag januar 26th, 2022

PhD scholarship in recovery of residual resources at end-of-pipe in recirculating aquaculture systems

If you want to start a scientific carrier and contribute to the continued development of sustainable and cost-efficient end-of-pipe technologies in freshwater and saltwater recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), this is an opportunity for you. At DTU Aqua we are focusing on methods that ensure resource recovery and minimal environmental impact, allowing the transition of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS to a more sustainable and circular economy strategy. To achieve this, our research within end-of-pipe treatment treats waste streams from aquaculture with emphasis on nitrogen, phosphorous and organic matter removal. In this PhD, different cost-effective technologies and holistic strategies for valorizing and downstreaming waste from RAS with a focus on circular economy will be investigated. Specifically, new innovative methods for phosphorous recovery, carbon sources for denitrification, organic coagulants, and dewatering technologies for organic matter treatment and transport.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will be involved in a collaborative research project involving several European research institutions. Your main role will be to design and conduct research on the topic in our facilities in Hirtshals. This involves practical experiments in lab-scale and industrial RAS, as well as laboratory analysis and studies aimed to develop cost-efficient end-of-pipe technologies in freshwater and saltwater RAS, ensuring resource recovery and minimal environmental impact. In addition, you will participate in other ongoing related research activities in the Section for Aquaculture.

Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Ideally, you have a degree in Engineering, Biochemistry, or Biotechnology preferably with a specialization in biorefinery, water treatment, or similar.

Our ideal candidate

  • Possesses scientific curiosity and is eager to test hypotheses to advance current knowledge
  • Has previous experience in experimental work with down streaming or water treatment
  • Has an interest in circular economy concept applied to aquaculture
  • Is interested in RAS and practical application of the results achieved
  • Has a keen interest in laboratory analysis and development of methods
  • Shows proficiency in written and spoken English, and a determination for disseminating your work

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

Assessment
Assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section Per Bovbjerg Pedersen, Senior researcher Merlin Alvarado, and Researcher Carlos Letelier-Gordo.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Starting date will be April 1, 2022 or according to mutual agreement.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Carlos Letelier-Gordo colg@aqua.dtu.dk or Head of Section Per Bovbjerg Pedersen, pbp@aqua.dtu.dk

You can read more about the Institute and the Section at www.aqua.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 14 February 2022 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The successful candidate will be employed at the Section for Aquaculture located in Hirtshals in the scenic Northern part of Denmark. Here, we perform research on sustainable farming technology, recirculation, water quality, environmental footprint, as well as research on fish nutrition, welfare, and physiology.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Aqua

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Post expires on mandag februar 14th, 2022

Researcher in in the generation and analysis of quantum-mechanical and dynamical simulation data for battery-relevant materials (BIG-MAP)

Published: 2022-01-11

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 250 employees and has a turnover of 250 million SEK. At the department’s six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering programs and master’s programs. More information is available on our website

Project description: The Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform (BIG-MAP) project (http://www.big-map.eu) is a consortium of 34 academic and industrial partner groups funded by the European Commission.  The announced position is part of BIG-MAP and will be placed at the Department of Chemistry at the Ångström Laboratory of Uppsala University. The host group (http://www.teoroo.kemi.uu.se/) collaborates with the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie  (KIT) and École polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) on multiscale modelling workflows and interoperability and the with University of Cambridge and the University of Vienna on the development of machine-learning (ML) potentials and property prediction of battery materials and molecules.

Duties: The main focus of the current research project is the exploration and assessment of interaction models at different computational levels for the creation of ML-training sets of such validated QM –and AIMD– data, and simulations and data analysis of battery-relevant systems to learn about their properties in solution and at solid-liquid interfaced consistent with the goals of the BIG-MAP project.

Requirements: The applicant is expected to (i) have a solid background in quantum chemistry modelling of both materials and molecules,  (ii) have experience with MD simulations (preferably also AIMD), and  (iii) possess excellent working skills in programming/ scripting and data handling. Some familiarity with  the application of machine learning to scientific problems is a merit.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the BIG-MAP team as well as the ongoing research within the research group. Very good knowledge of written and spoken English and good collaborative skills, drive and independence are also expected.

For the right candidate there may be a possibility for continuation after the one-year project.

Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published article or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.

Salary: Individual pay.

Starting date: 01-02-2022 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary full-time position ending 31-01-2023.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Kersti Hermansson (+46-18-4713767 or 070-4250626. kersti.hermansson@kemi.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 24 January 2022, UFV-PA 2021/5101.

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

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-01-24 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on mandag januar 24th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow in Computational genomics of UV-induced DNA damage

Ref PAR 2022/12

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 450 million SEK in total assets

Subject area

Computational genomics of UV-induced DNA damage

Subject area description

We are interested in how mutations arise and distribute across genomes, in both protein coding and non-coding DNA and with particular focus on ultraviolet (UV) light and skin cancers. For these studies we make use of publicly available as well as in-house generated genomic datasets, including genome-wide mapping of UV-induced DNA damage by high-throughput sequencing (CPD-seq). We now seek a skilled computational scientist to help address new challenges that will be tackled using this approach and related methods, in human cancer and beyond.

Job assignments

The project will involve bioinformatics analysis of large-scale genomic data generated in our lab, including integration with relevant public datasets. Although the emphasis will be on applied genomic science, development of new bioinformatics methodology may also be required to meet project goals. The work will be carried out in collaboration with experimental scientists. Relevant recent publications from our group include: Elliott et al., Nature Rev. Cancer 2021; Van den Eynden et al., Nature Genetics 2019, Lindberg et al, PNAS 2019; Elliott et al., Plos Genetics 2018; Fredriksson et al., Plos Genetics 2017; Fredriksson et al., Nature Genetics 2014. See www.larssonlab.org for more information.

Eligibility

An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at the University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since a position as postdoctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Assessment

Good programming skills and linux/unix experience is a requirement. Knowledge of Matlab or R is desired. Previous experience with analysis of next-generation sequencing data is recommended. While not required, experience from relevant biological fields is desirable, and the applicant is expected to have published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Excellent communicative skills are required, including fluency in oral and written English.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Employment

The employment is full time and temporary, two years, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information:

Please contact: Erik Larsson Lekholm, Professor, phone: +46 31 786 6942, e-mail: erik.lekholm@gu.se.

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/

How to apply

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

The application should contain:

– A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying

– A CV including a list of publications

– Proof of completed PhD

– Contact details of two references

Closing date: 2022-02-18

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

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on fredag februar 18th, 2022

Postdoc in Radioecology and Tracer Studies

Technical University of Denmark, Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment) is looking for a skilled and experienced Postdoc who will work with scientists, students, and technical staff at the department to determine radioactive substances in environmental and biological samples and carry out radiotracer studies in marine research.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The job will be carried out in the Section of Climate and Monitoring, with the following primary areas of responsibilities:

  • Development of radioanalytical methods relevant for radioecology and tracer studies.
  • Determination of radioactive isotopes by radiometric techniques and mass spectrometry techniques.
  • Application of radioisotopes as tracers to study oceanic processes and the impact on climate change.
  • Combination of oceanic models with radiotracer approach to investigate ocean dynamics.
  • Date processing and programming using various dedicated software.
  • Training and technical support for radiochemical analyses in the research group.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) with professional background in radiochemistry and environmental tracer study using radioisotopes.

Further qualifications:

  • Experience with radiometric techniques (including alpha, beta, gamma, and LSC) and mass spectrometric techniques (ICP-MS, AMS).
  • Skills in sampling, sample handling and radiochemical analysis.
  • Demonstrated and profound experience with oceanic model simulation, programming, and data handling.
  • Profound experiences in dissemination of research findings as conference presentations and journal publications.
  • Motivated and able to fulfil tasks independently while maintaining a strong team spirt.
  • Proactivity in self-learning in order to develop new skills.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The place of work is the section of Climate and Monitoring at Risø campus in Roskilde. The employment period is 2 year starting on 1st February 2022.

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Jixin Qiao on +45 21798724, jiqi@dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 26 January 2022 (Danish time). 

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

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

Applications 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 Environment is working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. About 200 employees work in the department with 14 employees in the Radioecology and Tracer Studies section. Work in the section covers research on radioactivity in marine and terrestrial environments, monitoring programmes and risk assessment of environmental radioactivity, commercial analytical services, public-sector consultancy and innovation covering application and development of radioanalytical methods.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-01-26 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Environment

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Post expires on onsdag januar 26th, 2022

PhD scholarship in Future Sea level change and contribution from Arctic Ocean

Sea level rise will pose increasingly hazard on society in the future. DTU Space is seeking a candidate for a 3-year fully funded PhD position in development of methods for prediction of future sea level and extremes from satellites. Accurate sea level observations using radar measurements from space have been available by satellite altimetry for nearly 30 years. Recently the EU and ESA funded several studies where DTU Space contributes with fundamental knowledge about sea level monitoring and modelling of recent sea level changes with special focus on the Nordic Seas and the Arctic Ocean. Recent studies indicate that climate change affects will be more profound in the Polar Ocean than elsewhere with possible related effects in Europe.  

Responsibilities and qualifications
This PhD will carry out cutting edge research on climate change in the north Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. The project targets on the creation of refined methods and algorithms to generate improved information on sea level and geostrophic surface currents in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean based on long-term satellite altimetry measurements in combination with data from other sensors and models.

The generated surface elevation and circulation dataset will be analysed with respect to signatures of climate change and used to perform prediction of future surface circulation and sea level taking in machine learning techniques (in collaboration with sister ph.d. project). In particular study changes in direction and strength of the currents over the last three decades and exploit their possible impacts in terms of localized sea level change along the costs on Europe.

At DTU Space the candidate can take advantage of the vast experience and collaboration with leading international research groups in the field of sea level research

Continuation of the altimetry based sea level record is of fundamental to improve the prediction of future sea level at the coast. In 2023 the high resolution American/French SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) mission is expected to be launch and you will be involved with developing method for calibration and processing of these data using machine learning.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Develop methods to take full advantage of satellite altimeter data.
  • Publish the new findings in the international peer reviewed literature
  • Present your research at international conferences and participate in relevant project meetings
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and be able to work as part of a team to achieve ambitious goals
  • Teach and co-supervise BSc and MSc student projects
  • Stay up to 1 year at TU Munich

We expect the candidate to have:

  • A two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree
  • Experience in working with large satellite data sets and development of algorithms
  • Experience with satellite altimetry and retracking
  • Good expertise in programming, e.g. in Python or Matlab and/or other high-level programming languages.

The candidate is expected to achieve knowledge regarding remote sensing and physical oceanography. The candidate will work in close cooperation with key researchers at DTU Space and is expected to be contribute to on-going ESA and EU projects. The candidate will also contribute to the ongoing alliance corporation with TU Munich and includes willingness to travel and work in an international environment.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ole Baltazar Andersen and Professor Per Knudsen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
May be obtained from professor Ole Baltazar Andersen, phone : +45 4525 9754, 
oa@space.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Space at www.space.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 January 2022 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astro-physics.

The Institute has about 180 employees, an annual turnover of about 160 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-01-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Space

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Post expires on mandag januar 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral fellowship (Postdoc) position in the field of Model Predictive Control (MPC) / Reinforcement Learning

This is NTNU

NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

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About the position 

We have a vacancy for a Postdoc position at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK) at NTNU. 

The postdoc position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions. 

The Postdoc in this position will be responsible for managing a group of PhD students (6 students), developing his/her own research, and developing new research funding applications. The position will provide a solid experience for higher-level academic positions. 

You will report to Prof. Sebastien Gros (Head of Department)

Duties of the position

The Postdoc in this position will:

  • Help managing the work of the research group of Prof. Sebastien Gros. He / she will be involved in the research and preparation of the group publications. The group currently involves 6 PhD students and another postdoc. The research of the group is focusing on Model Predictive Control (MPC) under uncertainties, learning for MPC, and Reinforcement Learning. The applied research of the group includes the control of autonomous vehicles and the optimization of smart buildings.
  • Develop his / her own research and publish scientific articles preferably in line with the interests of the group. 
  • Help developing new research proposals for funding acquisition.

Required selection criteria

  • You must have completed a doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD degree
  • You must have a professionally relevant background in MPC, Reinforcement Learning, optimization, data-driven techniques and statistics. 
  • You must have excellent levels in academic writing, and a strong capability at writing solid research papers (structure, style, clarity, etc.)

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, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • You should have a strong interest in learning and performing the tasks of a more senior academic position, i.e. supervising PhD students and MSc students, developing publications with these students, organizing the research, writing research applications. 
  • A strong level in mathematics is desirable. 
  • Solid coding skills are desirable (Python, Julia, C, Matlab, etc)

Personal characteristics

•    A team-oriented and collaborative mindset is preferred
•    Analytic reasoning 
•    Strategic thinking, creative and resourceful 

We offer 

Salary and conditions

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 553 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

The period of employment is of 2 years.

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 criteria 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. 

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis. 

About the application 

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.  

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result. 

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s-, master’s- and PhD degrees. 
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 5 items)
  • Research plan
  • Name and address of three referees

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA. 

General information 

Working at NTNU 
 
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.  

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.  

 As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Prof. Sebastien Gros: sebastien.gros@ntnu.no

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).  

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2022/807 when applying. 

Application deadline: 15.03.2022.

Hovedbygningen

NTNU

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 Engineering Cybernetics (ITK)

Engineering cybernetics is the study of automatic control and monitoring of dynamic systems. We develop the technologies of tomorrow through close cooperation with industry and academia, both in Norway and internationally. The Department contributes to the digitalization, automation and robotization of society. The Department of Engineering Cybernetics is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

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Deadline

15th March 2022

Post expires on tirsdag marts 15th, 2022

PhD Scholarship in Fisheries Technology

A PhD scholarship (3-year employment) in Fisheries Technology will be available at DTU Aqua (National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark) with a preferred start in March 2022.

The place of work will be at the Section for Fisheries Technology at DTU Aqua in Hirtshals, Denmark.

The Section for Fisheries Technology has over 25 years of experience in developing cutting-edge technology to understand and improve the environmental and economic performance of commercial fisheries, and providing advice to policy makers. We have strong collaborative networks within Fisheries Technology, both nationally and internationally.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Towed fishing gears, especially demersal trawls, are responsible for a large portion of unwanted catches, globally. Consequently, there is a large focus on improving their environmental sustainability while ensuring that the fisheries remain economically viable. Understanding fish behaviour in relation to commercial fishing gears is important in the development of more efficient, selective, and low environmental impact fishing gears. Behaviour of marine organisms is typically studied using various types of underwater cameras attached to the fishing gear. This however, gives limitations in the operational conditions during which observations can be obtained.

Recent technological developments, such as high frequency acoustics, as well as alternative platforms for collecting data, such as remotely operated vehicles, provide new quantitative ways to study fish behaviour in relation to fishing gear. This has the potential to support the development of more sustainable fishing methods.

This project will investigate the potential of using high frequency acoustics, remotely operated vehicles and real-time underwater cameras, to describe detailed fish behaviour in relation to fishing gears. Furthermore, focus will be on how fish behaviour may be better utilized in fishing gears, while also taking into consideration physical and physiological factors know to influence behaviour. The research will comprise i) method development and laboratory experiments, to develop a thorough understanding of the fundamental processes, and ii) experimental testing and development at sea.

The specific content of the project will be formulated in cooperation with the successful candidate reflecting the candidates’ qualifications, under the outline defined by externally funded projects and ongoing activities. The candidate will join an active, international and cross-disciplinary research team. A significant part of the research and development activities is to be carried out in collaboration with the fishing and fishing gear industries. The project is a collaboration between DTU Aqua, Denmark and the Institute of Marine Research, Norway.

We are looking for a candidate with several of the following competences:

  • Research experience within the field of marine and aquatic sciences.
  • An interest in or prior experience in working with acoustic and/or behavioural data.
  • Experience in planning and conducting field and/or laboratory work.
  • Experience in statistical analysis/modelling.
  • An interest in or prior experience in programming (e.g. R, Python) is advantageous.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally.
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to conduct research independently.
  • Emphasis is also placed on personal suitability.
  • Strong interest in participating in an inter-disciplinary and international research environment.
  • Willingness to contribute to a positive and inspirational work atmosphere.

The candidate must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof Ludvig Krag (lak@aqua.dtu.dk), Researcher Junita Karlsen (juka@aqua.dtu.dk) or Head of Section Jordan Feekings (jpfe@aqua.dtu.dk).

For general information on the PhD application, please contact PhD Secretary Karin Stubgaard (stub@aqua.dtu.dk).

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 February 2022 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale
  • Brief research proposal (1-2 pages) presenting ideas on how to address the research topics given in the short description of the PhD project above.
  • Recommendation letters from senior professionals are welcomed.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may apply prior to obtaining your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications 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.

About the Section for Fisheries Technology at DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
The Section for Fisheries Technology works with technological development of gear, techniques and methods that can contribute to promoting economic and environmental sustainability in the fishing industry, and which can support society's need to regulate fishing.

Learn more about the Section on https://www.aqua.dtu.dk/fisheries-technology-section

The Section is part of DTU Aqua (National Institute of Aquatic Resources). The purpose of the Institute is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation and management of living marine and freshwater resources. The Institute investigates the biology and population ecology of aquatic organisms, aquatic physical and chemical processes and ecosystem structure and dynamics, taking account of all relevant natural and anthropogenic drivers. DTU Aqua has about 300 employees.

Learn more about DTU Aqua on https://www.aqua.dtu.dk

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-02-04 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Aqua

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Post expires on fredag februar 4th, 2022

PhD scholarship – Electric Vehicles Powered Hybrid Power Plants

The Department of Electrical Engineering (DTU Elektro) invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in the research area of grid integration of electric vehicles within the Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE). The scholarship is funded by DTU as part of its alliance program with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).  

You will join the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) group, which has received increased recognition internationally for its contribution to both methodological and application-related aspects of modern power system engineering. The group is currently involved in several research projects covering grid integration of distributed flexible demand, generation and energy storage, with focus on e-mobility, solar PV, wind power, demand response and energy conversion including the aspects of user behavior.

The PhD project will be supervised by DTU Associate Professor Mattia Marinelli and co-supervised by NTNU Professor Magnus Korpås. The PhD student is expected to spend a period at NTNU and collaborate with PhDs at both Institutions.

PhD key elements
The PhD project main objective is to define suitable charging strategies to pool an aggregation of electric vehicles and provide the necessary flexibility to a hybrid power plant consisting of renewables sources. Selected power plants from Denmark and Norway will be considered as test cases and based on realistic driving patterns from the two countries, the potential for flexibility provision will be defined and validated.

The following elements may be considered:

  • Define the concept of hybrid power plant powered with geographically distributed electric vehicles and identify challenges and advantages within future power systems.
  • Assess the role of electric vehicles in adding flexibility in hybrid power plants, as well as their benefits and drawbacks.
  • Develop forecasting techniques for the flexibility provided by aggregations of electric vehicles considering user behavior.
  • Design charging control strategies for the aggregation of vehicles in parking lots to enhance the controllability of the hybrid power plant.
  • Validate selected control strategies in properly designed test cases.

Connected research projects
The present alliance scholarship will be connected to the ongoing research projects ACDC and Insulae. ADCD is a Danish funded project, which is developing an electric vehicle autonomous smart charge controller to ensure the fulfillment of specific grid services (www.acdc-bornholm.eu). Insulae is a H2020 funded project, which aims at proving technologies for increasing renewables and energy independency in 3 demo-islands, including the island of Bornholm (http://insulae-h2020.eu/).  

Qualifications
You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

The applicants should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Excellent grades in your master program.
  • Knowledge of power systems operation and electric vehicles grid integration.
  • Familiar with distributed energy resources grid integration.
  • Knowledge of simulation software such as Matlab-Simulink or dedicated power system simulation tools such as 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
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education

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

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

The 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

Further information may be obtained by 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 at www.elektro.dtu.dk  and about CEE at www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk.

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

Application 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than Monday 14 February 2022 (local time). A
pplications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale
  • A 1-page research statement, including figures and references if deemed necessary (max 500 words). Research achievements (if any), methodological approaches and research objectives relevant to the framework of the PhD study are recommended elements to be included.

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng

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Post expires on mandag februar 14th, 2022

PhD scholarship in Microfluidic study of plant-microbiome interaction

We seek an enthusiastic and motivated candidate to develop a microfluidic system for studying microbial communities related to plant beneficial traits. You will be involved in a fun PhD project on engineering microfluidic devices and visualizing microbial community assembly directly on the plant root, with strong international connections, a productive scientific environment, and a good work-life balance.

This INTERACT consortium-connected PhD project will be carried out in the Bacterial Interactions and Evolution Group headed by Professor Ákos. T. Kovács at DTU Bioengineering.

INTERACT is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation via the Collaborative Crop Resiliency Program (CCRP). The overall aim of INTERACT is to decode microbial interactions in the complex soil matrix, in relation to soil biogeochemical status, water stress as well as pathogen attack, and establish the impact of these interactions on plant performance.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your PhD project will contribute to understanding the ecological factors behind root associated microbial community assembly. You first task will be to develop a 3D-printed microfluidic system for imaging microbial cell attachment on plant root. You will then use this system to study wheat microbial communities and dissect how community assembly is influenced by the microbial members, plant root exudates and habitat geometry. Further, you will also collaborate with the consortium members of INTERACT.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in engineering with interest in learning microscopy and microbiology. Candidates should have experience with microfluidic theory and device fabrication (e.g. low volume production via 3D printing or other fast prototyping methods) and application of such systems to dissect a biological process. Background in microfabricated, transparent chips and their design is advantageous. You should be an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical engineer mindset for fabrication of microdevices.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ákos T. Kovács.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk  

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 18 February 2022 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale
  • In your application, indicate the names and contact details of at least two referees. 

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 300 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-02-18 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on fredag februar 18th, 2022

PhD Candidate in Data-driven Load Disaggregation and Building Load Profile Classification

This is NTNU

NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

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About the position

The Department of Electric Power Engineering (IEL), at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), invites applications for a PhD Candidate position in “Data-driven load disaggregation and building load profile classification”. This PhD position is associated with the Electricity Markets and Energy System Planning (EMESP) research group at IEL and a part of COFACTOR project funded by the Research Council of Norway. 

Electrification of all end‐use sectors, including transportation and buildings, is identified as a key enabler in the transition to a sustainable energy system. This will lead to increased electricity demand, increased peak load and modified consumption patterns, challenging traditional grid planning practices.

COFACTOR project will provide new knowledge on current and future load profiles for typical Norwegian buildings and establish a methodology for calculating their peak load considering coincidence factors of different energy services. The project will collect a comprehensive data set of detailed energy measurements for approximately 400 buildings. However, most Norwegian buildings have meter values for hourly total net energy use, but detailed measurements of energy use separated on different energy services behind the meter are usually not available. 

COFACTOR will develop new data-driven methods for load disaggregation. Detailed knowledge on disaggregated load profiles behind the meter provides the basis to evaluate how these technologies interact and how buildings can become active nodes in the electricity grid, thus playing a key role in the transition to a sustainable energy system.

In this context, the main task of the PhD candidate in the doctoral work will be two-fold. First, to develop a modeling framework and methodologies for load disaggregation to specially account for energy demand services and energy technologies (domestic hot water, space heating, EV charging, PV panels, other appliances, etc.) using advanced statistics and machine learning. Second, to use disaggregated load data for classifying building load profiles and providing insights into the relationship between different buildings categories and their energy demand services.

The prospective candidate will be part of the Electricity Markets and Energy System Planning (EMESP) research group. The candidate will also cooperate closely with the Cofaktor research team. The PhD candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in project partner institutions and benefit from collaborative research and education activities.

The duration of the PhD employment is 3 years.

Main supervisor: Associate Professor Jayaprakash Rajasekharan – NTNU
Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Karen Byskov Lindberg – NTNU
The position’s working place is NTNU campus in Trondheim.

The candidate will report to the Head of the Department at IEL.

We are looking for PhD candidates from all nationalities, who want to contribute to our quest to create knowledge for a better world.

Duties of the position

The candidate is expected to work towards

  • combining knowledge from statistics, data science and machine learning to develop data-driven load disaggregation and building load profile classification for Norwegian buildings.
  • publishing the results in scientific journals and conferences.
  • undertaking the necessary courses (30 ECTS) as part of the PhD programme.
  • submitting an application for admission and a research plan no later than 3 months after employment. 
  • conducting high quality research and reporting progress on a regular basis and in agreement with the supervisors.

Required selection criteria

  • Education requirements: 5 years of higher education (BSC and MSC) or education equal to (300 ECTS). The grade requirements are B or higher (based on NTNU’s grading scale). Education will have to be documented by diploma supplement or equivalent documentation in English and include a description of the educational system. International Relations do require Chinese diplomas to be verified using CHSI. The NTNU Office of International Relations will evaluate degrees and diplomas.
     
  • Language skill requirements: The applicants will be asked to provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following certificates may be used as such evidence: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
     
  • Export of Knowledge Control: The PhD candidates who, based on a comprehensive first-hand assessment, might come into conflict with legislation governing exports of knowledge, technology and services will not advance further from the first stage in the recruitment process. For further information, please refer to the Export Control Act. 

In addition, the candidate must have:

  • A Master’s degree in electrical engineering or other relevant programmes such as computer science, physics, information systems, etc.
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English

Expertise in following technical areas is an added advantage

  • Knowledge of energy use, load profiles and technical systems in buildings.
  • Understanding of Norwegian energy policy.
  • Experience in data management of buildings and handling of large data sets and databases.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • CV and cover letter
  • Research interest description
  • Candidate background
  • Scientific publications
  • Oral and written English language skills

Personal characteristics

  • highly motivated and proactive in research
  • ability to work independently but also in a team,  
  • commitment and delivery with respect to deadlines

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 per annum before tax, however it may be negotiable (increased) depending on high level of qualifications and research experience of the candidate. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years. 

Appointment to a PhD position requires that the candidate is admitted to the PhD programme in Electric Power Engineering within three months of employment, and that candidate participates in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. 

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 criteria 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.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. Application must clearly highlight the candidate’s skills and experience that meet the criteria set out above. 

Please submit your application electronically via Jobbnorge website. Applications submitted elsewhere/incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must upload the following documents within the closing date:

  • A research interest description (maximum 2 pages) that includes a short presentation of the motivation for a PhD study, suitability for the position and the applicant’s view towards listed research challenges as well as the theoretical and methodological approach to the challenges.  
  • CV including information relevant for the qualifications, submitted together with an identification document.
  • Name, current affiliation and email address of at least 2 persons that will provide reference.
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and transcripts.
  • Applicants from universities outside of Norway will be requested to send a diploma supplement (or a similar document) which describes in details the study and grading system, and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
  • Scientific publications (if any).
     

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability. Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. 

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

According to the Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.If you have any questions about the position, please contact XXX, telephone XXX, email xxx. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact xxx, e-mail: XXX

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Prof. Jayaprakash Rajasekharan (Jayaprakash.rajasekharan@ntnu.no). If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Bodil Wold (bodil.wold@ntnu.no).

Application deadline: 04.02.2022

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 Electric Power Engineering

The Department of Electric Power Engineering is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Our department is Norway’s leading in the field, and our vision is to be at the centre of the digital, green shift. We have excellent collaboration with business and industry as well as other universities and research organizations internationally. This gives us outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research with high relevance for the society, addressing industrial needs and global challenges.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

4th February 2022

Post expires on fredag februar 4th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of sustainable carbon-based supercapacitors

This is NTNU

NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

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About the position 

We have a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT).

The successful candidate for this position must be able to conduct independent, yet highly collaborative research and development in the area of sustainable carbon-based supercapacitors. The candidate will be asked to optimize the synthesis and formation of activated carbon from biomass under industrial processing constraints. The carbon material will then be used to fabricate supercapacitor devices and measure a variety of electrochemical performance and reliability metrics. The candidate is expected to be capable of performing complementary material characterization (electron microscopy, x-ray analysis, etc.), to adequately evaluate the relationships between the carbon synthesis/processing conditions and device performance.

The project will require the Postdoctor to frequently visit an industrial collaborator in the Stavanger area and to spend approximately six months with a collaborator in Germany, to use special biomass processing equipment.

You will report to Steven Boles, Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems in EPT.

Duties of the position

  • The candidate will be required to conduct systematic experiments to transform biomass into activated carbon using a proprietary synthesis process.
  • The candidate will be required to conduct chemical and materials characterization of activated carbon.
  • The candidate will be required to fabricate high-power electrochemical devices and to correlate the performance to prior processing conditions.
  • The candidate will be required to report findings in peer reviewed journals and through public dissemination opportunities, such as workshops and conferences.
  • The candidate will be required to travel domestically and internationally (EU).

Required selection criteria

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD 
  • You must have a professionally relevant background in chemical/process engineering, but other suitable such as chemistry or materials science can be considered
  • Strong experimental background in biomass-derived carbon scaling with a preference towards those with material handling and characterization. Candidates with experience with electrochemical experience will also be considered.
  • Good written and oral English language skills.

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, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • At least two out of the following three will be prioritized:
    • Experience with biomass-derived carbon synthesis
    • Experience with pyrolysis and rotary or continuous screw kilns
    • Experience with electrochemical energy storage devices (batteries, capacitors, etc.)

Personal characteristics

  • Strongly motivated and ambitious
  • You are structured, targeted and solution oriented
  • Motivated to work interdisciplinary
  • The succesful candidate should be creative and actively contribute in the team he/she will be part of
  • Have good dissemination skills
  • Contributing to a sustainable social environment will also be valued.

We offer 

Salary and conditions

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 553 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

 The period of employment is 2 years.  

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 criteria 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. 

The position is subject to external funding. 

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis. 

About the application 

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.  

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result. 

The application must include: 

  • CV, certificates and diplomas 
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s-, master’s- and PhD degrees.  
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment
  • Research plan 
  • Name and address of three referees 

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well. 
 
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation. 

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. 

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA. 

General information 

Working at NTNU 
 
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.  

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.  

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted. 

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants. 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Steven Boles, telephone +47 73559832, email steven.boles@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR-consultant Renate Fjellheim, e-mail: renate.fjellheim@ntnu.no.
 
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).  

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-297/21 when applying.  

Application deadline: 02.02.2022

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NTNU

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 Energy and Process Engineering

We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

2nd February 2022

Post expires on onsdag februar 2nd, 2022

PhD scholarship in Space Weather Applications for Polar Regions

Space weather describes the dynamic conditions in the Earth's environment, driven by the activity of the Sun. Violent eruptions on the Sun create effects which can disturb, degrade or in the worst case permanently damage systems in both space and on the ground such as communications, navigation and power supply. Space weather is thus a new hazard of the technological era and its potential impact on critical systems and human safety makes it essential to have a solid understanding, monitoring, predicting and mitigating space weather effects

The Division for Geomagnetism and Geospace at DTU Space is seeking an applicant for a 3-year PhD position in space weather applications for polar regions with focus on geomagnetic condition. The project will be conducted as part of our involvement in the activity SWADO: Space Weather Forecasting for Arctic Defence Operations.

At the Division for Geomagnetism and Geospace you will collaborate with other PhD students, postdocs and international leading scientists in the Earth’s magnetic field. You will have access to a unique and advanced infrastructure in Greenland that can form the basis for space weather data products, and you will contribute to the development of important space weather monitoring and prediction services.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The scope of the PhD project is to investigate the feasibility of developing a Space Weather nowcast and short-term forecast service for the Arctic, with particular attention to the Greenland area. It includes

  • to analyse long time series of the external magnetic field, using primarily magnetic data from ground based stations in Greenland;
  • to develop space weather applications for monitoring the dynamic features like polar ionospheric electrojet current systems and magnetic substorms;
  • to investigate forecast opportunities by analysing ground-based magnetometer data and data from the ACE and DSCVR satellites data taken in outer space; and by analysing simultaneous magnetic and GNSS measurements from ground based stations in Greenland during space weather events.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Further qualifications:

  • You have a strong background in geophysics and/or engineering, preferably with experience in geomagnetic data acquisition and theory.
  • You have strong programming skills in Python and/or Matlab.
  • You are willing to travel and work in an international environment, performe field work, are a creative person and eager to collaborate with both university scientists and other PhD-students as well as non-specialists from industry and the Danish Defence.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Anna Willer, Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen, and Nils Olsen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Anna Willer (anna@space.dtu.dk, phone: 4525 9706) or Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen (jopp@space.dtu.dk, phone: 4525 9723).

You can read more about DTU Space at www.space.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 January 2022 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Space has about 190 employees, an annual turn-over of about 140 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education, and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astrophysics.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-01-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Space

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Post expires on mandag januar 31st, 2022

Postdoc Position in Ultrasound-enhanced Hydrogen Production

The Water Engineering Innovation (WEI) Lab at Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 29-month postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on ultrasound-enhanced hydrogen production.

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 29-month position from 1 May 2022 or as soon possible.
 

Job description

Hydrogen derived from sustainable wind electricity can address the issue of sustainability and environmental emissions (e.g., CO2 from fossil fuel burning). To improve the energy efficiency of water electrolysis, challenges must be addressed related to electrode fouling (e.g., bubbles effect and Ca/Mg mineral scale) and limited mass transfer in electrolytes. This DFF-funded project aims to overcome these limitations by applying ultrasound waves for enhanced degassing/descaling and electrolyte transfer in the electrolyzer.

The key tasks in this project will be:

  • Design and assembly ultrasound-electrolysis module
  • Identify the effects of ultrasound on degassing
  • Discover hydrogen production reaction pathways
  • Evaluate scalability using seawater as feed solution
  • Write manuscripts and mentor master/bachelor students

Your profile

Required education and skills:

  • Applicants should hold a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or similar
  • Strong background in electrochemical production of hydrogen and electrocatalysis
  • Practical experience in sonochemistry will be a plus
  • Expertise in process designs and chemical analysis
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, team- and goal-oriented personality  
  • Good communication and/or language skills in English

Who we are

The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering represents multidisciplinary research fields within the sections of medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, process and materials engineering, and environmental engineering.

The Water Engineering Innovation group headed by Zongsu Wei focuses on sustainable water and energy production. We offer an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious research project of hydrogen production in collaboration of world-class electrochemists and sonochemists from Aarhus University, Denmark and University of Melbourne, Australia.

For more information:  https://bce.au.dk/en/research/key-areas-in-research-and-development/environmental-engineering/water-engineering-innovation/
 

What we offer

The department offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is the Environmental Engineering Section at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Universitetsbyen 36, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Assistant Professor Zongsu Wei, phone number: +45 9352 2047, email: zwei@bce.au.dk.
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 1 March 2022.

 

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.
 

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
 

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

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

 

Deadline: 2022-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Email: mailto:zwei@bce.au.dk

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Post expires on tirsdag marts 1st, 2022

Postdoc in Machine Learning-Accelerated Workflows for Discovery of Novel Water Splitting Catalysts

The section for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated post doc within the area of machine-learning accelerated high-throughput discovery of novel catalysts for (photo)electrochemical water splitting. The position is funded by the NOMAD Center of Excellence under the European Union (https://nomad-coe.eu).

The sustainable production of hydrogen is of paramount importance for a future infrastructure for the production of chemicals and fuels. To this end, (photo-)electrochemical water splitting could become a key technology but remains elusive due to limitations of the currently known materials. The successful candidate will develop automated computational workflows integrating density functional theory (DFT) and machine learning models to search for stable, active, and selective catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). A particular focus will be on the application of beyond-DFT methods, such as the RPA, and the integration of machine learning models in the workflow to accelerate and guide the discovery process.   

The work will be carried out at CAMD (www.camd.fysik.dtu.dk) in collaboration the group of Jens Nørskov at DTU (https://cattheory.dtu.dk) and other researchers from the NOMAD consortium. 

Responsibilities and tasks
You will:

  • be responsible for development of a simulation workflow for screening potential candidate materials for their potential as OER catalysts
  • perform in-depth electronic structure studies of the most promising catalysts from the screening to unravel the detailed reaction mechanisms.
  • will engage in supervision of students at the Master and PhD levels
  • will contribute to the development maintenance of the CAMD software suite for atomic-scale materials simulations
  • will actively pursue collaborations with relevant experimental groups locally at DTU and internationally

Qualifications
You should have a PhD degree or equivalent in theoretical/computational physics or chemistry. 
The successful postdoc candidate has a solid knowledge of electronic structure theory and its practical application, ideally for modeling of catalytic processes. Good communication abilities in both spoken and written English are a requirement. 

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

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

The work must be carried out at DTU.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Professors Kristian S. Thygesen, thygesen@fysik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about CAMD at www.fysik.dtu.dk/english/Research/CAMD.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 February 2022 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

Applications 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.

About DTU Physics
We carry out research in modern physics, especially in four main areas: sustainable energy, materials, quantum technology and biophysics. Our focus is both to acquire greater knowledge about basic scientific problems and to conduct research oriented towards use in societies and companies.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-02-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022