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PhD Research Fellows in ICT – Machine learning

About the position

One to two fixed-term 100% positions are available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science, as PhD Research Fellows in machine learning. The positions are affiliated with the Department of Information and Communication Technology, for a period of 3 years, located at UiA Campus Grimstad. The starting date is as soon as possible or to be negotiated with the Faculty. The PhD Research Fellows will become a part of the UiA priority research centre – Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR). CAIR consists of around 50 researchers including Professors, Professors II, Researchers II, Post-Doctoral-, and PhD Research Fellows.

Responsibilities

The fellows will perform research on next-generation machine learning methods, building on recent advances in Tsetlin machines. The Tsetlin machine introduces the concept of logical interpretable learning, where both the learned model and the process of learning are easy to follow and explain. As such, Tsetlin machines are the next frontier in interpretable energy-efficient machine learning. The fellows will get the opportunity to develop novel Tsetlin machine-based approaches to natural language processing (NLP), image analysis, time series modelling, causal reasoning, and similar. The overarching goal is to advance state-of-the-art in machine learning with efficient, accurate, and interpretable Tsetlin machine-based learning.

Research topics

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

  • Tsetlin machines and learning automata
  • Tsetlin machine-based natural language processing, image analysis, time series modelling, or causal reasoning
  • Self-supervised learning with Tsetlin machines
  • Representation- and transfer learning with Tsetlin machines
  • Visualization and interpretation of learning and decisions

Required qualifications

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

The candidate must hold a master’s degree in ICT, Computer Science, Electronics, or a similar/related field and document competence in areas relevant to the position. The candidate who is in the final stage of the master’s education within the relevant field may also be considered, given that a master’s degree is to be achieved before the enrollment of this position.

The ideal candidates will have expertise in the following areas:

  • Machine learning
  • Programming in Python, CUDA, and/or C/C++

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

  • International applicants who are not exempt from the English language requirements pursuant to the guidelines of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT), must document this through one of the following tests with the stated results or better:
    • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 600 for the Paper based Test (PBT), or 92 for the Internet-based Test (iBT)
    • IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with the result of 6.5

A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate must be admitted to UiA’s PhD program of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Specialisation in Information and Communication Technology within three months of appointment. More information about the programme and a complete list of admission requirements can be found here.

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

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

Personal qualities

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills, inventiveness, and a proactive approach, will be emphasized in the evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. The PhD Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the doctoral candidate. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail.  In return, we offer the opportunity to contribute to the strategic capabilities of a world-class research organization, along with intensive PhD supervision. You will collaborate with top scientists in your field and have excellent prospects for personal development in an innovative working environment for aspiring researchers.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting, and socially influential organisation.
  • A positive, inclusive, and diverse working environment.
  • An exciting and stimulating tasks with possibilities to international academic environments.
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers.
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 501 200 gross per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open, inclusive and co-creation university. We, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability, or an incomplete CV.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

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

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

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

Application

Applicants must submit their application and CV online. Please use the link “Apply for this job”. The following documentation should be submitted as attachments to the online application:

  • Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including the bachelor’s level
  • Master’s degree/higher degree certificate, with a summary of the courses/subjects included in the degree; For those who are in the final stage of the Master’s education but without a Master’s degree yet, the transcripts without the results of thesis can be provided; The evaluation result of the thesis can be provided later.
  • Applicants with a foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution.
  • Summary (approximately 1-2 pages) of the master’s thesis.
  • Applicants who are required to document their English proficiency must submit their TOEFL or IELTS test results (these may be forwarded after the closing date)
  • Summary or links to the applicant’s scientific publications (if any)
  • A description of the candidate’s research interests and background for the project applied for.

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

Application deadline: 15.12.22

Contact

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Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

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

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Deadline

15th December 2022

Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

Researcher – Biomedical Engineering with focus on biomechanical imaging (PA2022/3508)

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Institutionen för biomedicinsk teknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Biomechanical and mechanobiological principles of soft musculoskeletal tissues

The biomechanics group is located within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at the Faculty of Engineering. The research is focused on understanding the link between mechanics and biology in the musculoskeletal system, including related pathologies and repair of skeletal tissues. Experimental studies, tissue characterisation, imaging and computational simulation techniques are used. The research is applied on problems in orthopaedics to develop better methods to understand and improve repair of musculoskeletal tissues.

The group encompass about 10-12 scientists (PhD students, post-docs, researchers) and is located at the BMC-building. The expertise includes computational and experimental mechanics of biological tissues, where a large part of the experimental work takes place at large scale facilities, using imaging, scattering and spectroscopy-based techniques.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Work duties

The main duty involved in a reserach posistion is to conduct research.

The research will focus on developing, supporting and using experimental imaging methods for soft tissue, primarily synchrotron phase contrast X-ray tomography, to characterize tendon, meniscus and cartilage microstructure and its relation to loading, but also other imaging modalities, such as scanning electron microscopy, are used.

The work duties include:

  • to take responsibility for designing, planning, and performing experiments, including 3D tomographic imaging, mechanical testing and scanning electron microscopy
  • to design image analysis approaches, specifically dealing with large amount of data
  • to supervise MSc degree projects and to assist in supervision of doctoral students
  • to assist the group when seeking external research funding
  • to support the group’s infrastructure, including users in microscopy and mechanical testing of tissues.
  • to collaborate with industry and/or society
  • administration connected to the duties above

Qualifications

Required qualifications for the position are: 

  • a PhD degree within the subject of the position
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • knowledge in (bio)engineering or material science or similar
  • knowledge in 3D imaging and data analysis
  • knowledge in microscopy, preferably with SEM
  • experience from synchrotron tomography
  • experience from tissue mechanical testing, preferably soft tissues
  • experience to independently drive research projects of high quality, as well as documented experience of writing scientific publications
  • experience from supervising students

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • personal qualities including good collaborative skills, drive and independence
  • experience with multidisciplinary research projects

International experience and networks are considered positive.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Further information

Employment is for an indefinite term with a scope of 100 per cent of full time starting in January 2023 or by agreement.

For more information about the academic position researcher: Academic positions at Lund University

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV, publication list and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 2023 or by agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3508
Contact
  • Hanna Isaksson, +46462221749
Last application date 12.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-12 at 23:59
Unit: Biomedicinsk teknik, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Post expires on Monday December 12th, 2022

Doctoral student in WWSC: Wood-based polymers for surface engineering

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Fibre and Polymer Science

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) is a research center striving for scientific excellence, with a focus on new materials from trees. The center creates knowledge and builds competence for an innovative and sustainable future value creation from forest raw materials. WWSC is a multidisciplinary collaboration between KTH, Chalmers, and Linköping University. The base is a donation from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and the forest industry is supporting WWSC via the national platform Treesearch.

This project aims to use building blocks from wood-based raw materials to produce new materials that can replace fossil-based counterparts, especially in adhesives and other applications where tailored surface properties are needed. The main focus will be on the polymerization of small molecules from wood, either as extracted or after functionalization, and characterization of the properties of the resulting materials. We strive to meet the principles of green chemistry. The work is supported by advanced lab equipment and many qualified colleagues.

We are looking for a motivated candidate who wants to be at the forefront of research and create new technology for a sustainable future based on materials from the forest.

Supervision: Prof. Eva Malmström will be the main supervisor.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world. Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at a Department that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Membership in the graduate school WWSC Academy, where ca 70 PhD students have been educated over the last 13 years and afterwards found attractive jobs both in academia, start-ups and industry.

Admission requirements

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

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge
  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer Technology, Macromolecular Materials or equivalent.

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • to speak and write in English since it is required in the daily work.

The applicant should have documented skills to present findings in writing and orally. Applicants for this doctoral position should have good knowledge of organic chemistry and documented experience in polymer chemistry. It is advantageous to have knowledge of biopolymers and/or pulp/paper technology and experience in processing of soft materials.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2022-2069
Contact
  • Eva Malmström Jonsson, Professor, +4687907225,mavem@kth.se
Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-02 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

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Post expires on Friday December 2nd, 2022

Postdoc in audio-visual information retrieval for artistic processes

Ref 2022/2714

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2022-12-31
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

In close cooperation with the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and with Spotify, Ericsson, and teenage engineering, we are looking for a postdoctoral fellow for the Information Retrieval in Embedded Systems for Audiovisual Artistic Processes project with funding from the Knowledge Development Foundation.

The project explores interaction design as a tool to demonstrate how, even in distributed music performances, you can create a sense of immersion and exchange between participants and audience in merged reality. When space and participation are physically dissolved, other sensory parameters, such as the spatial properties of sound, become even more important. The hypothesis is that immersion requires access to continuously relevant musical information and that this is available to the system and to all participants. Well-designed information retrieval, integrated with creative flows, is essential to the artistic process.

You will explore and develop designs and interactive prototypes that enable artists to use and reuse artistic material from their own previous work and from large databases. This material supports reflection on artistic decisions made in the moment during rehearsal or performance.  The tasks include experiential and participatory design, sketching and implementation of interactive prototypes, which includes media programming, merged reality, artificial intelligence and distributed systems. The whole project is situated between interaction design research and artistic research in music and intermedia.

Although the position is formally at Mälardalen University in Västerås you are expected to be prepared to do research at Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Qualification requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in computer science, media technology, electronics or an artistic doctorate with a focus on electroacoustic music and intermedia or equivalent. The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period.

You must be able to demonstrate breadth in both knowledge and abilities and demonstrate that you can combine design, technology and artistry. Even if, for example, you have a focus in computer science, you must be able to demonstrate your ability in design and art.  

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

Merit

In addition to academic merits, publishing of phonograms, concerts, installations, portfolio of works, publishing of software, or innovations in electronic musical, or video instruments are meritorious for employment.  

About Mälardalens University

Mälardalen University is growing and evolving due to increased research funding from the Swedish Government. Join our team on this exciting journey towards MDU`s vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where together we shape a sustainable future. You can make a difference. Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

Around 20 000 students are currently studying courses and programmes with us in the various domains. We offer education in areas such as design and communication, economics, health, engineering and technology, preschool and compulsory school teacher training as well as in chamber music and opera. In most of our areas we also offer programmes entirely taught in English. We conduct research in all disciplinary domains and our research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent.

Mälardalen University is located in Sweden, on both sides of Lake Mälaren, with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Mälardalen is a region dominated by strong growth with several multinational companies based here such as ABB, Volvo, Westinghouse, Alstom and Northvolt. We enjoy close cooperation with the region’s private sector, municipalities, and county council

Application

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

Union representatives:

Michaël Le Duc (SACO), tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 02
Susanne Meijer (OFR), Tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89

Contact person

Rikard Lindell

Senior lecturer

+46 (0) 21 15 17 59

rikard.lindell@mdu.se

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Post expires on Saturday December 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher positions in 6G wireless communications and signal processing

We, at the University of Oulu, work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. We are committed to educating future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent, and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility, and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. Our university’s several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.

The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu is looking for talented researchers to fill

several Postdoctoral Researcher positions

in 6G wireless communications and signal processing.

About CWC:

CWC is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active research centres in wireless technologies. CWC is at the heart of the University of Oulu’s strategic focus area “Digitalization and Smart Society” and features the Academy of Finland’s Flagship programme 6G Flagship, which is the world’s first major 6G research programme running from 2018 to 2028. We are already a team of 400 researchers from 50 different countries.

Job Description:

As Postdoctoral Researcher, you will carry out cutting-edge research on the predefined subjects as a member of a team. You will disseminate research results through scientific publications, conference presentations, and project deliverables. You will also assist in the supervision of doctoral researchers and Master’s students, and participate in drafting research grant and project proposals. You will also have the possibility to carry out teaching activities.

The technical field of the positions will span different analytical and algorithmic aspects of massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications for 6G wireless systems operating up to mmWave and THz frequencies. The main research tools will be communications/information theory, signal processing, optimization, and machine learning (ML). The research will be carried out in collaboration with our top-tier international collaborators and research partners. Specific research topics include the following:

– Spectral and energy efficiency enhancements considering hardware implementation constraints.

– Near-field communications and positioning under physically consistent signal propagation.

– Reconfigurable, reliable, and scalable solutions for high-bandwidth and internet of things (IoT) systems.

– Joint communications and sensing (JCAS) algorithms and system design.

– Use of reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) for enhanced connectivity, positioning, and sensing.

– Use of deep unfolding and other data driven ML tools.

Qualification requirements:

To qualify as a Postdoctoral Researcher, you must possess an applicable Doctor of Science/Philosophy degree in communications engineering, electrical engineering, or related field. The doctoral degree must have been received no more than 10 years ago. In case you have not obtained your degree yet, please specify the expected graduation date. The degree must be completed prior to beginning the employment.  In addition, we appreciate the following:

– Research proficiency proven by an excellent publication record with top-tier journal publications.

– Strong mathematical background and rigorous analytical thinking.

– Excellent spoken and written English and multi-cultural communication skills.

– Ability to pursue both independent and collaborative research.

– Readiness to create deliverables for national and EU research projects.

– Open-minded and enthusiastic approach to research with the ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.

What we offer:

– A competitive salary and numerous benefits (such as paid leave, pension, occupational healthcare, and holiday bonus).

– A unique position at the top of 6G research within one of the leading and largest academic groups in the field.

– Modern research facilities and a lively, cross-disciplinary, and international work environment.

– Opportunities for research collaborations with our top-tier international partners and fully paid secondments.

– A wide variety of benefits provided by the Finnish government (e.g., access to national healthcare and high-quality, affordable childcare) and support services offered by the University of Oulu (e.g., spouse programme).

Contract and salary:

The positions are full-time and fixed-term for 2 years. A trial period of 6 months is applied. The starting date will be 1st of February 2022 or soon as possible thereafter.The salary will be based on the levels 5–6 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum 50% of the job-specific component). The starting gross salary will be approximately 3700–4200€ per month (before taxes) depending on the merits, experience, and qualifications. The terms of employment are determined by the Collective Agreement for Finnish Universities.

How to apply:

Applications with all the required attachments must be submitted using the electronic application form by 8th ofJanuary 2023 (23:59 Finnish time). Please include the following attachments in PDF format:

1) A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing the applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why the applicant is interested in about this position. Information on personal research interests, experience, and career plans are also valuable.

2) Curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages)in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae), including contact information of two referees who may be asked to give a statement about the applicant.

3) List of publications based on the guidelines of the Academy of Finland (https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/), indicating the three most important ones.

4) Certificates/diplomas: scanned copies of the original doctoral and Master’s degree certificates and transcripts of records and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English.

Only applications containing all the necessary attachments and submitted through the electronic application form will be considered. Top applicants will be invited to an on-site or remote interview.

Contact details:

For further information, please contact:

Assistant Professor Italo Atzeni, italo.atzeni(AT)oulu.fi, https://cc.oulu.fi/~iatzeni18/

Professor Markku Juntti, markku.juntti(AT)oulu.fi, https://www.oulu.fi/en/researchers/markku-juntti

Professor Antti Tölli, antti.tolli(AT)oulu.fi, https://cc.oulu.fi/~atolli/

About Oulu, Finland:

Finland has been crowned the world’s happiest country in 2022 for the fifth year in a row. The capital of Northern Finland, the City of Oulu, is a combination of beautiful northern nature, vivid cultural life, and modern technology. Oulu is also known for its highly educated people and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. The residents of Oulu enjoy the high standard of living Finland is known for, while the cost of living is still affordable in national comparison. The Oulu region is home to over 250 000 people, making it the largest urban centre in northern Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in Finland. Find out more about Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu.

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Post expires on Sunday January 8th, 2023

PhD position in digital service innovation and quality of life among the elderly

En eldre dame kledd i gult og sort smiler

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by 8 January 2023

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with nearly 22,000 students and 2,200 employees. Through the students we educate and the research we produce, the university has a direct impact on society, both in Norway and beyond. The university has two campuses, one in central Oslo and another a short distance from the city in the municipality of Lillestrøm. OsloMet is home to some of Norway’s largest and oldest educational programmes, including degree programmes in nursing, engineering and teacher education. The university is also a hub of research and technological innovation aimed at strengthening and sustaining the Norwegian welfare state.

Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business. The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

The department has approximately 1250 students and 90 employees, and offers study programmes on bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level.

At the Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy, there is a vacancy for a three-year PhD position in social work and social policy, linked to a project that will investigate the effects of using new social technology in elderly care. Accession to the position requires admission to the PhD programme in Social Sciences, field of study social work and social policy. The topic of your PhD project must be relevant within the thematic area of social work and social policy. 

About the project

The innovation and research project BoVEL: Live longer at home with social welfare technology will develop, implement and test a social technology service, Komp, and generate new knowledge and skills related to this. The goal is to help improve current municipal health and care services for the elderly.  Komp has been developed by the technology company No Isolation AS, which is leading the project, while OsloMet is a research partner with its own project group. 

Komp is a device that simplifies screen-based communication in the form of messages, pictures and video calls between relatives and elderly home care recipients, and also includes automated display of tasks and time of the day. The idea is that the service will help improve quality of life and sense of security and provide more social contact, thereby extending the period the elderly are able to and would want to live at home. The service will be tested in real operation in Oslo municipality, in the home care districts Nordstrand, St. Hanshaugen and Østensjø, and at Solfjellshøgda Helsehus. The project runs from April 2022 through March 2026.

Tasks

The research fellow will mainly contribute to the quantitative research in the project, in close collaboration with other project participants. This involves designing and conducting a survey among users of home care services, preparing administrative data from the home care districts and Statistics Norway for research, and analysing these to investigate the effects of the innovation on different outcomes across different subgroups. Other analyses may also be relevant. The study is designed as a randomised controlled trial (RCT), where registry data, survey data and qualitative data together will shed light on the implementation and effects of the innovation. 

Project outline and more information

We invite applicants to design a project description where the candidate is given the opportunity to think creatively about theoretical framing, research questions, content of the survey and analyses. For more information about the project description, see below. A package of information about the project will be made available from project manager. 

Qualifications and terms

Requirements:

  • A relevant master’s or degree (120 ECTS credits) or equivalent with good grades, preferably within the social sciences. Applicants must have a B or better on the master’s thesis and an average grade B or better on the master’s degree. In special cases, applicants with a grade of C may be considered for admission.
  • documented qualifications in quantitative research methods and statistical analysis
  • oral and written skills in at least one Scandinavian language and English

Preferred characteristics of the applicants:

  • relevant research experiences
  • relevant health or welfare service work experiences
  • excellent analytical skills
  • capacity to work independently and systematically
  • excellent cooperation skills
  • interest in the thematic of the research

Terms

Accession to the position is dependent on admission to the PhD programme in Social Sciences, with specialisation in Social Work and Social Policy.

The final PhD. project plan must be approved no later than three months after accession.

The research fellow will receive supervisors in the project group

Requirements relating to the project description

The applicant must submit a complete project description with the application. The project must be within the topics set out in the call for proposals and relate to the academic orientation of the PhD programme in Social Sciences – social work and social policy. 

The project description must be a maximum of 10 pages and written in Scandinavian language or English, and must contain

  • research question(s), theoretical foundation and methodological approach
  • description of knowledge needs and the contribution of the thesis to research in the field
  • a realistic plan for project, including milestones and planned research papers
  • any planned research stays abroad
  • references

Assessment of the application

As an applicant, you will be assessed by an expert committee. In the assessment of applicants, particular emphasis will be placed on basic qualifications (grades, academic qualifications and previous experience) and submitted project description. The description must be of an academic level that makes it likely that the project will lead to a doctoral degree within a three-year period. 

We use an electronic recruitment system. Before the application deadline, you must upload the following documents with the application:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • project description written in Scandinavian language or English (max. 10 pages incl. reference list)
  • master’s thesis
  • any other scientific work
  • list of publications and presentations at international seminars / conferences (if you have any)

Applications submitted without the attachments mentioned above will not be considered.

Certificates, certificates and publications must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. You must present originals at a possible interview. OsloMet conducts control of documents to test for falsifying.

If we get more than 20 qualified applicants for the position, a new committee will be established to screen for the best qualified applicants before an expert committee assesses the applicants.

We offer you

  • opportunities for professional development in a large and inspiring professional and research environment
  • participation in one or more of the department’s research groups.
  • a pleasant and stimulating research environment
  • loan and pension conditions in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare schemes

Further information

  • Principal investigator, Erik Børve Rasmussen,e-mail:  fossan@oslomet.no
  • Head of Ph.D. the program in social work and social policy, Amy Østertun Geirdal, tel: 67238150/481 96 620

The position is paid in accordance with the Government’s salary regulations, position code 1017, PhD candidate. Annual salary: 501 200 (salary step 54).

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, contact torevo@oslomet.no

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population in our region and we welcome all qualified applicants. We work actively to develop further as an inclusive workplace and to facilitate the workplace if you need it. If you have periods in your life where you have not been to work, education or training, you are also welcome to apply with us.

OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.  

Type of employment: FELLOW
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: spring 2023
Salary: NOK 501 200 Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Oslo
County: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 22/07659
Contact: Erik Børve Rasmussen, 92210882
Amy Østetun Geirdal, +4748196620

Last application date: 08/01/2023 23:59

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PhD student in electronics systems with a focus on active EMI filters for electric drive systems

Ref 4678-2022

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 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 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.


At the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, the university has brought together research and education in electrical engineering, space technology, computer- and systems science. We are now looking for a PhD student who can contribute to our growing activities. The electronics systems group focuses on electrodynamic simulation, electronics design, and measurement technology. The research and teaching conducted is supported by high-quality infrastructure with state-of-the-art laboratories for electromagnetic compatibility, microelectronics and photoacoustics.

Subject description
Electronics systems include electronics design, measurement technology and electromagnetic compatibility for control, monitoring and instrumentation of technical processes and systems, with close connection to applications and applied research.

Project description
The electrification that is taking place in the field of transport requires highly efficient electric drive systems. These systems schematically consist of power electronics, cabling and motors. The switched power electronics always create harmonics that are very likely to propagate on the cabling to the various parts of the vehicle. How to best counteract, filter, and suppress these harmonics is of paramount importance to all electrified vehicle manufacturers and a very active field of research. A relatively new technology is to actively suppress interference, similar to noise-cancelling headphones. These active systems are considerably more complex than, for example, passive filters that are widely used. On the other hand, good damping is achieved relative to the system’s low weight, which is crucial in the vehicle fleet. The project’s goal is to develop next-generation active filtering technologies to suppress disturbances in electric drive systems. These must be efficient, durable, minimal in terms of volume and weight and robust. The project involves measurement technology, signal processing and development of electronic hardware. The specific orientation can to some extent be guided by the applicant’s background. As a doctoral student, you will have a close collaboration with researchers and staff at the university as well as with experts in electrodynamic simulation and modeling as well as electronics construction in Sweden and internationally.

Duties
As a PhD student you are expected to perform both experimental and theoretical work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. Most of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies. In addition, you can have the opportunity to try the teacher role. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to be involved in challenging development projects.

Qualifications
We are looking for you who is a very good academic and highly motivated to carry out advanced research in the field, both independently and in collaboration with group members and our partners in academia and industry.

We are looking for a very motivated and enthusiastic doctoral student who wants to conduct state-of-the-art research. You must have a master’s degree in electrical engineering, engineering physics, (aero)space engineering or a related subject, preferably with a background in the field of numerical modeling and simulation. The applicant should have good communication skills in written and oral communication in English.

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

Further information
Employment as a doctoral student is time-limited to 4 years, teaching and other departmental duties may add up to 1 year. Placement: Luleå. Starting: According to the agreement. For further information please contact Professor and Chair, Jonas Ekman, +46920-49 2828, jonas.ekman@ltu.se

Union representatives:SACO-S Kjell Johansson +46920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se, OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46920-49 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. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Closing day for applications: December 29, 2022
Reference number: 4678-2022

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Post expires on Saturday December 31st, 2022

Postdoc in Computational Dose Control For Transcranial Brain Stimulation

NOTE: do not apply via this site

Click on the link below to view the full announcement and to apply for this position on DTU’s new recruitment platform. Notice that this link will open on another site:

Postdoc in Computational Dose Control For Transcranial Brain Stimulation

Deadline: 2022-12-09 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Health Tech

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 9th, 2022

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Robotics – Automated Disassembly of Electric Vehicle Batteries

About the position

A fixed-term 100% position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Robotics, affiliated to the Department of Engineering Sciences, for a period of two years. The position is located, at the present, at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is 01.01.2023 or to be negotiated with the faculty. The successful applicant will become part of Top Research Centre Mechatronics (TRCM) at UiA, in collaboration with Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research UiA and partners from the HORIZON EUROPE project named RHINOCEROS (Batteries reuse and direct production of high performances cathodic and anodic materials and other raw materials from batteries recycling using low cost and environmentally friendly technologies). Rhinoceros will develop, improve, and demonstrate, in an industrially relevant environment, an economically and environmentally viable route for re-using, re-purposing, re-conditioning, and recycling of End-of-Life EV and stationary batteries.

Research topic

The focus of this post-doctoral fellowship is to employ most recent mechatronics techniques to optimise and automate a dismantling process of EV batteries. The cognitive agent will send primitive actions that will serve as input in the dismantling process, where necessary tools are chosen to carry out the related steps that can be assigned to the various operations. AI based action selection scheme is required to decide on the sequence of operations and to define a path, where different tools must be used according to the dismantling task. The robotic system will be able to recognise and adapt to any (known or unknown) Lithium Ion-Battery (LIB). The goals are to develop advanced re/de-manufacturing technologies, with particular interest in the development of smart manufacturing tools, including manufacturing information and management systems, data sensing, computer vision, robotics, and machine learning, where machine learning is not a part of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Required qualifications

  • PhD degree in mechatronics, robotics, computer science, information technology or related field.
  • Proven publication record in Robotics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, or other related technical fields
  • Expert level in software frameworks and tools, such as Tensorflow/Pytorch, OpenCV, ROS, Matlab, Python, C, C++
  • Experience in perception, object recognition (segmentation, clustering, localisation), collision avoidance and motion control.
  • Experience in robotic instrumentation including sensors and tools.
  • Excellent skills and knowledge of algorithms used in signal processing
  • Written and spoken English proficiency.

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

Desired qualifications

  • Experience in supervision of Bachelor, Master student projects.
  • Ability for scientifically rigorous, target-oriented, organized, and independent work.
  • Good communication and teamwork skills, inventiveness and a proactive hands-on approach are essential qualifications.
  • Applicants are expected to contribute to a safe and inclusive working environment.
  • Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasized.
  • Experience in industrial battery modelling.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently
  • Close working relationships with both the industrial and academic partners
  • Analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in an academic setting.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting, and socially influential organisation.
  • A positive, inclusive, and diverse working environment.
  • An exciting and stimulating tasks with possibilities to international academic environments.
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers.
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 573 900 – 626 300 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open, inclusive and co-creation university. We, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability, or an incomplete CV.

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

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

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

Application

Applicants must submit their application and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job”. The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application: 

  • CV with a complete list of scientific publications. 
  • Ph.D. thesis or link. 
  • Up to five representative publications or links. 
  • English certificate (IELTS or TOEFL) for international candidates who are not exempt from the English language requirements. 
  • Cover letter with a description of the applicant’s research interests the relevance of his/her expertise to the advertised position.
  • A preliminary research proposal for automated disassembly of spent Lithium-Ion batteries from electric vehicles (max. 2 pages) including reference list. The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, theory perspectives, material, and a progress plan. 

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

Application deadline: 08.12.22

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

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

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Deadline

8th December 2022

Post expires on Thursday December 8th, 2022

Prominent Postdoctor in Engineering Materials Project: Material Processing and Characterization for CO2 Capture and Utilization using renewables Lulea

Ref 4648-2022

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 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 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.


For you with great ambitions in research as well as in teaching and learning, Luleå University of Technology offers the best opportunities for a future career with us.

The Division of Materials Science at Luleå University of Technology invites highly motivated candidates with an interest in conducting research in Engineering Materials with a focus on design of materials for carbon capture and utilization on a postdoctoral position. The research subject Engineering Materials has ongoing research programs that span broad research areas in metallic and ceramic materials (high-temperature intermetallic, space materials, high-strength steels, porous ceramic materials and materials intended for energy recovery). The division is part of the Department of Engineering Science and Mathematics. At the department, there are several other research topics with activities that border on material technology, such as machine elements and solid mechanics. In the undergraduate program, the main two programs focusing on international profile of the Division of Materials Science are important for the department, namely the EEIGM master’s engineering program and the AMASE master’s program. Within these educations, many students perform project work and degree projects in projects related to our research. The research subject of Engineering Materials consists of five senior researchers, two technicians and nine doctoral students.

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
Engineering materials includes the field of material composition, structure, properties and production of materials – mainly metallic and ceramic – as well as application aspects.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The purpose of the project is to synthesize and process sorbents and catalysts to contribute to rapidly developing research areas of hydrogen storage and transport, decarbonization of CO2 extensive industries and CO2 utilization. To accomplish this, you will design, synthesize, and characterize novel sorbents and catalysts for carbon dioxide capture and conversion using renewable hydrogen and ammonia. You will develop the research capacity on the utilization of hydrogen as energy carrier and activities on developing catalysts and ultra-porous materials for safe chemical storage and transportation and its use to in carbon dioxide utilization to produce value added chemicals. The experimental work is expected to take place mainly at Luleå University of Technology in the department of materials science equipped with processing laboratories, SEM, DSC, TGA, characterization of mechanical property and has access to X-ray diffraction systems with high temperature. A new catalytic reactor setup will be in place for characterization in December 2022. The project is planned to start from February 2023 and last for two years.

TASKS
Working as a postdoctoral will give you great opportunities to define your daily tasks and how they are to be carried out. You will act and train as a project manager and this is combined with your own education and development.

The position includes a short development programe comprising pedagogical teaching and learning, leadership development, communication training and training in how to apply for external funding. There are also opportunities to apply for funding for specific laboratory equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS
In order to be eligible for employment you must have a doctoral degree in materials science, chemistry or chemical engineering. You must also have good knowledge, experience and a good publication report on porous materials. You must be good at written and oral English. Experience in processing science, porous materials and synthetic chemistry is an advantage.

INFORMATION
Full-time fixed term employment for two years. Place of employment is Luleå. Luleå University of Technology offers support to facilitate your relocation.

For further information please contact Professor Farid Akhtar, farid.akhtar@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 the position via the application button below where you attach a personal letter as well as a CV / curriculum vitae, diploma and a research plan on one page to complete the project. Please mark your application with the reference number below. Applications and diplomas must be written in Swedish or English.

Closing day for applications: December 15, 2022
Reference number: 4648-2022

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Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

Doctoral Researcher Positions in 6G Wireless Communications and Signal Processing

We, at the University of Oulu, work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. We are committed to educating future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent, and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility, and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. Our university’s several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.

The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu is looking for talented researchers to fill up to

seven Doctoral Researcher positions

in 6G wireless communications and signal processing.

About CWC:

CWC is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active research centres in wireless technologies. CWC is at the heart of the University of Oulu’s strategic focus area “Digitalization and Smart Society” and features the Academy of Finland’s Flagship programme 6G Flagship, which is the world’s first major 6G research programme running from 2018 to 2028. We are already a team of 400 researchers from 50 different countries.

Job Description:

As a Doctoral Researcher, you will carry out cutting-edge research on the predefined subjects as a member of a research team. You will disseminate research results through scientific publications, conference presentations, and project deliverables. You will also take relevant doctoral courses. You will be expected to create research results leading to an excellent doctoral thesis and complete your doctoral degree by the end of the 4-year period. You will also have the possibility to assist in the supervision of Master’s students and carry out teaching activities.

The technical field of the positions will span different analytical and algorithmic aspects of massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications for 6G wireless systems operating up to mmWave and THz frequencies. The main research tools will be communications/information theory, signal processing, optimization, and machine learning (ML). The research will be carried out in collaboration with our top-tier international collaborators and research partners. Specific research topics include the following:

– Spectral and energy efficiency enhancements considering hardware implementation constraints.

– Near-field communications and positioning under physically consistent signal propagation.

– Reconfigurable, reliable, and scalable solutions for high-bandwidth and internet of things (IoT) systems.

– Cache-aided communications exploiting the memory resources available in network devices.

– Joint communications and sensing (JCAS) algorithms and system design.

– Use of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) for enhanced connectivity, positioning, and sensing.

– Use of deep unfolding and other data-driven ML tools.

Qualification requirements:

To qualify as a Doctoral Researcher, you must possess an applicable Master of Science degree (or other applicable Master’s degree) in communications engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, or related field with very good/excellent grades. In case you have not obtained your degree yet, please specify the expected graduation date and the cumulative GPA so far. The degree must be completed prior to beginning the employment. In addition, we appreciate the following:

– Solid knowledge of applied mathematics, statistics, and one or more of the following subjects: communications/information theory, signal processing, optimization, wave propagation, machine learning; solid knowledge of MATLAB programming.

– Strong mathematical background and rigorous analytical thinking.

– Excellent spoken and written English and multi-cultural communication skills.

– Ability to pursue both independent and collaborative research.

– Open-minded and enthusiastic approach to research with the ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.


See also the education requirements for doctoral training given by the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS).

What we offer:

– A competitive salary and numerous benefits (such as paid leave, pension, occupational healthcare, and holiday bonus).

– A unique position at the top of 6G research within one of the leading and largest academic groups in the field.

– Modern research facilities and a lively, cross-disciplinary, and international work environment.

– Opportunities for research collaborations with our top-tier international partners and fully paid secondments.

– Possibility for internships with our local industrial partners.

– A wide variety of benefits provided by the Finnish government (e.g., access to national healthcare and high-quality, affordable childcare) and support services offered by the University of Oulu (e.g., spouse programme).

Contract and salary:

The positions are full-time and fixed-term for 4 years, during which you are expected to complete the doctoral degree. A trial period of 6 months is applied. The starting date will be 1st of February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be based on the levels 2–4 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum 50% of the job-specific component). The starting gross salary will be approximately 2500–2600€ per month (before taxes). The terms of employment are determined by the Collective Agreement for Finnish Universities.

How to apply:

Applications with all the required attachments must be submitted using the electronic application form by 8th of January 2023 (23:59 Finnish time). Please include the following attachments in PDF format:

1) A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing the applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why the applicant is interested in this position. Information on personal research interests, experience, and career plans are also valuable.

2) Curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages) in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae, including a list of publications (if available) and contact information of two referees who may be asked to give a statement about the applicant.

3) Certificates/diplomas: scanned copies of the original Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificates and transcripts of records and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English.

Only applications containing all the necessary attachments and submitted through the electronic application form will be considered. Top applicants will be invited to an on-site or remote interview.

Contact details:

For further information, please contact:

Assistant Professor Italo Atzeni, italo.atzeni(AT)oulu.fi, https://cc.oulu.fi/~iatzeni18/

Professor Markku Juntti, markku.juntti(AT)oulu.fi, https://www.oulu.fi/en/researchers/markku-juntti

Professor Antti Tölli, antti.tolli(AT)oulu.fi, https://cc.oulu.fi/~atolli/

About Oulu, Finland:

Finland has been crowned the world’s happiest country in 2022 for the fifth year in a row. The capital of Northern Finland, the City of Oulu, is a combination of beautiful northern nature, vivid cultural life, and modern technology. Oulu is also known for its highly educated people and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. The residents of Oulu enjoy the high standard of living Finland is known for, while the cost of living is still affordable in national comparison. The Oulu region is home to over 250 000 people, making it the largest urban centre in northern Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in Finland. Find out more about Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu.

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Post expires on Sunday January 8th, 2023

Doctoral student in WWSC: wood-based energy storage materials

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

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

Project description: Third-cycle subject: Chemistry

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) is a research center striving for scientific excellence, with a focus on new materials from trees. The center creates knowledge and builds competence for an innovative and sustainable future value creation from forest raw materials. WWSC is a multidisciplinary collaboration between KTH, Chalmers, and Linköping University. The base is a donation from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and the forest industry is supporting WWSC via the national platform Treesearch.

Powerful electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices is a major challenge to our society. Wood has a hierarchical cellular structure with pronounced anisotropy, providing efficient mass transport for water and nutrients in the living tree. The hierarchically porous and low-tortuosity structure of wood offers opportunities for fluidic permeation, ionic transport, and gas desorption at the microscale and nanoscale, which are important features for making electrode materials in energy storage devices. In this project, we focus on the strategies for tailoring wood structures and conductivity of wood-based composite materials, particularly the fundamentals down to molecular level on how to build conductive paths inside pre-treated wood samples and explore the relationship between the hierarchical porous structure and the electrochemical properties. We are aiming to construct multifunctional wood-based energy storage composite materials with good electrochemical performance using simple, efficient, and environmentally friendly processes, addressing the UN Sustainability Development Goals 7 and 12.

Supervision: Prof. Qi Zhou is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission

What we offer

Admission requirements

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

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • The applicant must be able to speak and write scientific English, and speak English fluently as it is a language that is spoken on the department.
  • The applicant should have documented skills in summarizing research results in written and oral presentation.
  • The applicant should have a solid knowledge in material science, wood chemistry, polymer chemistry, surface and colloidal chemistry as well as electrochemistry.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2022-2058
Contact
  • Qi Zhou, +46(8)7909625
Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-02 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 2nd, 2022

2-4 Postdoctoral Research Fellow posts in the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (CoE GameCult)

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAU) create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en

The Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (CoE GameCult) is a leading centre in the study of games, play and game cultures (see: https://coe-gamecult.org). As a joint initiative of Tampere University (TAU), University of Turku (UTU), and the University of Jyväskylä (JYU), it brings together over 40 researchers from the humanities, social sciences and technical sciences, who are jointly engaged in the inquiry of game cultures. The CoE GameCult aims to integrate the multidisciplinary research carried out in game culture studies, and to develop original theoretical and empirical approaches that are crucial for understanding, anticipating and influencing the direction and impact games have on contemporary and future developments in culture and society

Based on a long research history and successful collaboration of the three universities, the CoE GameCult has started its operation in January 2018, in the Academy of Finland’s Centres of Excellence program, and after a successful mid-term evaluation will now continue up to the end of eight-year period, the end of year 2025.

In the CoE GameCult, the interconnected dimensions of game cultures are addressed through four integrated themes that organise the research work carried out in the CoE: Theme 1: Meaning and Form of Games (coord. JYU, prof. Raine Koskimaa), Theme 2: Creation and Production of Games (coord. TAU, assoc. prof. Olli Sotamaa), Theme 3: Players and Player Communities (coord. TAU, prof. Frans Mäyrä), Theme 4: Societal Framing of Games (coord. UTU, prof. Jaakko Suominen). 

In this Winter 2022-2023 call 2-4 Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow positions are available in the Tampere University Game Research Lab team, in the ITC Faculty (see more at: https://gameresearchlab.tuni.fi/). The new researcher positions advertised in this call are particularly related to the TAU-led research themes 2 and 3.

Job descriptions

The researchers hired into the Centre of Excellence will be capable of independently pursuing high quality research in their area of specialisation, and of multidisciplinary collaborative work with other CoE researchers and other research partners. Filling of postdoctoral research fellow positions will be based on consideration of the overall skills profiles of CoE research teams, and the number and length of researcher service contracts will be subject for negotiation.

The successful applicants will have both strong research profiles in games, player or game culture studies, well formulated individual research agendas, as well as evidence of capabilities for interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork.

The more specific skill profiles that CoE is particularly looking for are experts in:

  1. game development cultures, and/or critical game design research
  2. game production, circulation, platformization and regulation 
  3. gaming communities and various player subcultures and diverse player groups
  4. player motivations and social play, or play in society
  5. games as sites of identity politics and resistance.

Particular emphasis will be put on multidisciplinary skill profiles, and for candidates who show evidence or promise for bridge building between two or more, currently disconnected research fields related to games, play, game players, design and production of games and research of those societal and cultural contexts. Applicants are asked to specify in their application, which one, or which ones, of the above skill profiles they most closely identify with.

Requirements

The postdoctoral position is intended for graduated researchers with a PhD, so that they may gain further experience and advance their careers. A successful candidate should have evidence of original research related to games, play and/or game cultures in society more generally, and a PhD degree in game studies, humanities, social sciences, design studies, or other games-related subject area. We expect competence to pursue independent scientific work and have adequate teaching skills. You should be fluent in spoken and written English. We appreciate experience of studying and working abroad and contacts to international research community.

We are looking for versatile and independent researchers with a solid background in games and play related research, and the ability to supervise MA and PhD students would be considered an advantage. The position also involves some teaching duties.

We offer

The positions will be filled for fixed-term periods, typically for a two year duration. The planned starting date would be during Spring term 2023, as mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. In this system, the position of a postdoctoral researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6. A typical starting salary of postdoctoral researcher is around €3500 and €4000. Higher salary may be agreed dependent upon experience and/or performance.

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. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

Study of games is recognized as a leading-edge research area of Tampere University. We offer a world-class research environment in internationally recognized research groups. We have strong collaborative networks and offer great opportunities for researchers to develop their careers in an international setting.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is Monday, 2nd of January 2023 (at 23.59 EEST / 20.59 UTC). Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines (DOCX)
  • List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines
  • Motivation letter (max 2 pages) in which you set out the reasons why you are applying for the post and why you are particularly suited to it
  • A research plan (max 3 pages), outlining your proposed research within the CoE research themes
  • The names, positions and contact details of two referees who can support your application

For more information, please contact:

Professor, CoE Director Frans Mäyrä, frans.mayra@tuni.fi (tel. +358 50 336 7650), or
 Professor, CoE Team Leader Olli Sotamaa, olli.sotamaa@tuni.fi (tel. +358 50 420 1472)
 Faculty Manager Kirsi Aalto, kirsi.aalto@tuni.fi (tel. +358 40 190 1658)

Tampere University reserves the right to not fill the positions or extend the application period, if needed.  

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2-4 tutkijatohtorin (postdoctoral research fellow) tehtävää pelikulttuurien tutkimuksen huippuyksikössä

Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää: www.tuni.fi

Tampereen yliopiston pelikulttuurien tutkimuksen huippuyksikkö CoE GameCult toimii Suomen Akatemian huippuyksiköiden (CoE) ohjelmassa (2018-2025). CoE GameCult on Tampereen, Jyväskylän ja Turun yliopistojen yhteinen, yli 40 pelitutkijan monitieteinen huippuyksikkö, joka kokoaa yhteen kolme pelikulttuurien tutkimuksen johtavaa suomalaista tutkimuskeskittymää. Pelikulttuurien tutkimuksen huippuyksikössä tuotetaan sekä teoreettista tietoa, uusia käsitteitä ja malleja, pohditaan tutkimuksen soveltamista käytäntöön sekä tarkastellaan pelien kautta kulttuurin ja yhteiskunnan muutosta. 

CoE GameCult -huippuyksikössä tehtävän tutkimustyön pääteemat ovat: 1) Meaning and Form of Games (koordinaattori JY, prof. Raine Koskimaa), 2) Creation and Production of Games (koordinaattori TAU, apulaisprof. Olli Sotamaa), 3) Players and Player Communities (koordinaattori TAU, prof. Frans Mäyrä) ja 4) Societal Framing of Games (koordinaattori TY, prof. Jaakko Suominen). Nyt haussa olevat tehtävät sijoittuvat Tampereen yliopiston koordinoimiin tutkimusteemoihin 2 ja 3.

Tehtävissä edellytetään soveltuvaa tohtorin tutkintoa ja kykyä itsenäiseen tieteelliseen tutkimustyöhön osana monitieteistä tutkimusyhteisöä, sekä tehtävässä tarvittavaa opetustaitoa huippuyksikölle relevantilta alalta.

Tarkemmat kuvaukset tehtävistä löytyvät hakuilmoituksen englanninkielisestä versiosta.

Tampereen yliopistossa palkkaus perustuu yliopistojen palkkausjärjestelmään (YPJ), jossa tehtäväkohtaisen palkanosan lisäksi maksetaan henkilökohtaiseen suoriutumiseen perustuva palkanosa. Tutkijatohtorin palkka on työsuhteen alussa noin 3500-4000 euroa kuukaudessa. Tutkijan tehtävässä on kuuden kuukauden koeaika. Tehtävät täytetään tyypillisesti kahden vuoden määräaikaisina tehtävinä.

Tehtävät alkavat kevätlukukauden 2023 aikana, tai sopimuksen mukaan.

Hakemus ja siihen liitettävä aineisto

Englanninkielinen hakemus liitteineen tulee jättää viimeistään 2.1.2023 klo 23.59 mennessä, yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki alla). 

Hakemukseen liitetään:

  • TENKin ohjeen (DOCX) mukainen CV
  • Suomen Akatemian ohjeiden mukainen julkaisuluettelo
  • Motivaatiokirje (enintään 2 sivua), jossa hakija kertoo, miksi hän hakee tehtävään ja miksi sopisi siihen
  • Enintään kolme (3) sivua pitkä tutkimussuunnitelma, johon sisältyy kuvaus siitä, miten oma tutkimus liittyy huippuyksikköön
  • Kahden suosittelijan nimi- ja yhteystiedot.

Tehtävää koskevat tiedustelut: CoE GameCult -huippuyksikön johtaja prof. Frans Mäyrä (frans.mayra@tuni.fi) ja Tampereen yliopiston pelitutkimusryhmän vetäjä, prof. Olli Sotamaa (olli.sotamaa@tuni.fi). 

Hakemusta koskevat kysymykset: hallintopäällikkö Kirsi Aalto (kirsi.aalto@tuni.fi)  

Tampereen yliopistolla on perustellusta syystä oikeus jättää tehtävä täyttämättä tai jatkaa hakuaikaa.

Application period starts: 2022-11-25 09:00

Application period ends: 2023-01-02 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage

Submit an application

Post expires on Monday January 2nd, 2023

PhD Stipend in Electromagnetic Interference Analysis and Mitigation of Highly Integrated Power Electronics in Motor Drives (14-22092)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy, a PhD stipend is available within the general study program Energy Technology.

The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 1st January 2023 or soon after. The position is for 3 years.

Job description

Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. AAU educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community.

AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. AAU  Energy  has  a  very  international environment  and  covers  all  areas  of  clean  and  sustainable  energy systems  of  the  future  within  electrical,  thermal  and  mechatronic  energy technology.  AAU  Energy  has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is located in Aalborg.

The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the  future.  AAU  Energy  has  approx. 300  employees  of  many  nationalities,  of  which  25  are  administrative staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world.

Research  and  teaching  are  in  the  absolute  world  elite  in  the  field  of energy,  and  we  have  extensive  and leading  workshop  and  laboratory facilities,  where  research  and  innovation  are  carried  out  in  direct collaboration with industry to a great extent.

The  position  is  offered  in relation  to  the  research  program  “EMI/EMC  in Power  Electronics”  and the  PhD Student will be positioned to the section for “Applied Power Electronic Systems”.

The position is part of an integrated HIgh-speed POwer systems for industry and mobile applications (HIPO), which is a Doctoral Network in Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) program running from 2022 to 2026 in Europe with 6 academic institutions: LUT, KIT, CHALMERS, DTU, Aalborg and UNIPI. HIPO project is aimed to train 10 innovative and highly skilled doctoral candidates (DCs) in the field industry and mobile applications. This position is one of the 10 doctoral student positions in the MSCA HIPO doctoral network. The candidate will get strong guidance from supervisors from universities and one guiding expert from industry, to get the best understanding on latest industrial aspects.

You  also  will  be  in  a  very  good  position  to  join  R+D  departments  of Energy  Companies  and  to  apply  for  a postdoc position in any of the top EU academic institutions. You will have a balance knowledge of Technology and Business Models, and a set of relevant scientific publications, a PhD Degree and, potentially, international patents. The  main  objective  of this PhD  project  is to  develop  a  new  systematic  approach in  characterizing EMI noise generation and propagation mechanisms in motor drives. Equivalent electrical circuit diagrams to understand  behavioral characteristics will  be  developed.  This  will  result  in  suitable  equivalent  electrical circuits and digital twin to predict EMI behavior of the system which can consequently enable possibility of applying  feasible  mitigation  methods and  design  trade-offs.  This  will  ensure  obtaining  high  power  density power electronics in motor drives with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) feature.

As a trained researcher you will have many opportunities to develop an industrial career in any part of the world, but especially in the EU. You will be trained in electric, power electronic and ITC technologies and in business models,  and  have  a  secondment  in  a  complimentary  training environment  as  part  of  your assignments. You will have a balance knowledge of Technology and Business Models, and a set of relevant scientific publications, a PhD Degree and, potentially, international patents.

The expected outcomes from this project are as follows:

  • Design for EMC strategy for highly integrated power electronics
  • Analytical-based EMI modeling graphical user interface (GUI) tool with significant improved calculation time
  • Optimized EMI filter design to obtain maximum power density based on developed EMI digital twin
  • Set of validated test results and designing an EMC optimized power electronic hardware prototype


The research  topic  will  be  contextualized  in  WP-5  sustainability  of  high-speed  drives,  being  supervised  by Associate  Prof.  Pooya  Davari  in  AAU Energy,  and  with  a  complementary  secondment  Danfoss  Drives (Denmark).

Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility conditions for MSCA Early-Stage Researchers: 

  • they must have obtained their master’s degree in the past 4 years and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the past 3 years. Applications of candidates not fulfilling these eligibility conditions will not be considered.
  • be eligible to enroll or be enrolled in the University PhD program (https://www.phd.engineering.aau.dk/)


For consideration, interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation•Diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), and the academic transcripts.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publications (if applicable)
  • Project description (4-5 pages), which describes the applicant’s initial thoughts and ideas related to the specific project applied for. This includes a brief state-of-the-art (including short list of references), a time schedule and how the applicant intends to shed light on the project objectives. All documentation should be in English and merged in a single PDF document. Please, note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Applicants are required to have an excellent academic background with a master’s degree or equivalent in Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or any other related discipline, with skills in Power Electronics. Applicants who are in the final phase of their master’s degree are also encouraged to apply but have to complete the master before starting the fellowship.

  • Motivation and potential for research activities. Ability to work independently and in a team. Be innovative and creative. Keep an open mind.
    Expertise with the following topics: Electromagnetic Theory, EMI/EMC in power electronics and motor drive applications.
  • Expertise with the following engineering tools and programming languages: Optimization, ANSYS, MATLAB, PLECS, DSP programming.
  • Prior experience on any of these topics will be valued: Hardware and PCB designing, parasitic extraction and EMI filter design.•Excellent English language skills (both oral and written). Publications in international journals/conferences will be valued.
You  may  obtain  further  professional  information  from  Associate  Prof.,  Pooya  Davari,  +45  99408461, pda@energy.aau.dk.

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

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

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

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

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

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

Read more about AAU at www.aau.dk.
Read more about the AAU Energy at www.energy.aau.dk.
Read more about the HIPO project at https://www.lut.fi/en/projects/hipo 

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

14-22092

Deadline: 2022-12-12 at 23:59
Unit: AAU Energy

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday December 12th, 2022

Postdoc in underwater robotics

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

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

Job description

The job is to support the research being done in the division of Robots, Perception, and Learning on underwater robotics. This is partly part of SMaRC. This will involve supervising students and managing the software repositories in the projects.  It is also expected that you would contribute to the research and code base yourself.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Qualifications

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Robotics programming experience. 
  • Research expertise in related topics.
  • C++, Python, ROS, package management.
  • Experience with operating underwater robots.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in the related topic, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Experience with the development of embedded robotics applications, simulators, continuous integration, and GUIs.
  • The ability to work towards research results being utilized in practice.
  • The ability to inform about research and development work.
  • Teaching abilities.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with a specific focus on gender equality.
  • Collaborative abilities.
  • Independence.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives on KTH’s web page.

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You have the main responsibility for ensuring that your application is complete according to the ad.

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

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

Please read here for information about processing personal data in the recruitment process.

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

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

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment In agreement with supervisor
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2022-2812
Contact
  • John Folkesson, Associate Prof., johnf@kth.se
  • Sarah Kullgren, HR, sarahku@kth.se
Last application date 01.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-01 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday December 1st, 2022

Doctoral student in WWSC: Hemicelluloses for fibre enzymatic modification

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Chemical Science and Engineering

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) is a research center striving for scientific excellence, with a focus on new materials from trees. The center creates knowledge and builds competence for an innovative and sustainable future value creation from forest raw materials. WWSC is a multidisciplinary collaboration between KTH, Chalmers, and Linköping University. The base is a donation from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and the forest industry is supporting WWSC via the national platform Treesearch.

Wood is a formidable composite material with unique biological functions and outstanding properties in material applications. Hemicelluloses are key components in wood interlocking cellulose microfibrils and lignin. We have previously demonstrated that wood hemicelluloses have regular repeating motifs that modulate the interactions with cellulose fibre surfaces. This enables hemicelluloses to assemble into rigid and flexible domains on the surface of cellulose fibres. This research program will exploit the biological function of hemicelluloses for the enzymatic surface functionalization of wood fibres. The PhD candidate will study the surface interactions between wood hemicelluloses and cellulose fibres using simulations and experimental approaches. The candidate will investigate the mechanisms of enzymatic action towards hemicelluloses adsorbed onto cellulose surfaces, and how the introduced functional groups influence the stability and rheological properties of the wood fibres using spectroscopic and scattering techniques.

Supervision: Franciso Vilaplana is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Membership in the graduate school WWSC Academy, where ca 70 PhD students have been educated over the last 13 years and afterwards found attractive jobs both in academia, start-ups and industry.
  • The PhD student will be a part of the Division of Glycoscience at the Department of Chemistry at KTH, which is a multidisciplinary environment with competences on molecular biology, biochemistry and materials sciences towards the use of natural polymers for the environment and health.

Admission requirements

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

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

The potential candidate must have a Master’s degree on chemical sciences and engineering, biotechnology, or biochemistry. Previous knowledge/experience in the field of lignocellulose biomass, polysaccharide (bio)chemistry, and/or macromolecular/polymer science is an advantage.

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • The applicant must be able to speak and write scientific English, and speak English fluently as it is a language spoken at the department.
  • The applicant should have documented skills in summarizing research results in written and oral presentation.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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

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

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

 

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2022-2043
Contact
  • Francisco Vilaplana, +46(0)701667417
Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-02 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 2nd, 2022

Doctoral student in WWSC: Structure and properties of lignin materials

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Chemical Science and Engineering

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) is a research center striving for scientific excellence, with a focus on new materials from trees. The center creates knowledge and builds competence for an innovative and sustainable future value creation from forest raw materials. WWSC is a multidisciplinary collaboration between KTH, Chalmers, and Linköping University. The base is a donation from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and the forest industry is supporting WWSC via the national platform Treesearch.

A significant progress in the understanding of lignin and lignin based materials have been achieved during the last decade. New refining protocols, advanced characterization techniques, and synthesis protocol has led to a better understanding of lignin. The results have shown that not only classical structural factors but also the unique morphology is of importance although numerous questions remain. The present project aims to gain a more fundamental understanding on how lignin and lignin based materials behave in this respect on molecular and nano-level. The projects covers formation (fractionantion and syntesis) of different lignin based materiels och studies of these with advanced tehcniques such as NMR, nano-FTIR, SEM, TEM, AFM, DMA, and synchrotronbased methods. 

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who want to join the research front and create novel technology for a sustainable future, based on materials from the forest.

Supervision: Professor Mats Johansson.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Membership in the graduate school WWSC Academy, where ca 70 PhD students have been educated over the last 13 years and afterwards found attractive jobs both in academia, start-ups and industry.

Admission requirements

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

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge
  • a Master’s degree in organic or polymer chemistry, polymer technology, macromolecular materials, soft materials or the equivalent.

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • to speak and write scientific English, and speak English fluently.

The applicant should have documented skills in summarizing research results in written and oral presentation. The applicant should also have a good insight in and willingness to learn how biomaterials are formed in nature and how this information can be utilized and applied in a sustainable way on lignin based raw materials.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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

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

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

 

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2022-2061
Contact
  • Mats Johansson, Prefekt, +4687909287,matskg@kth.se
Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-02 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 2nd, 2022

Postdoc in WWSC: Colloidal interactions between cellulose nanofibrils

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

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

Job description

A Post Doc position within the Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC). WWSC is a research center striving for scientific excellence, with a focus on new materials from trees. The center creates knowledge and builds competence for an innovative and sustainable future value creation from forest raw materials. WWSC is a multidisciplinary collaboration between KTH, Chalmers, and Linköping University. The base is a donation from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and the forest industry is also supporting WWSC via the national platform Treesearch.

Project description:

Nanomaterials from cellulose in the form of cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) or cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs), are today used to manufacture self-assembling materials with fantastic optical and mechanical properties. To optimize and control the properties of these materials, it is necessary to understand and control the colloidal interaction between these nanomaterials. Experimentally, there is today a large amount of results available concerning the self-organization of nanocelluloses, but no reliable theoretical models to describe this. It is therefore necessary to develop a more realistic theoretical model to describe the colloidal stability of dispersions of CNFs. To accomplish this, it is necessary to combine high-resolution experimental techniques with a theoretical model building. In the project, you will work independently using different types of CNFs (chemically/physically modified) and with characterizing their colloidal properties with new and established methods to clarify how the properties will change with changes in the chemical and/or physical environment. In order to link the experimental and theoretical work, you are expected to form a contact network where different basic skills can be used. This can of course be carried out through digital meetings but you are also expected to visit potential partners to explain the complexity of the subject and to explain why this is theoretically and practically interesting.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Qualifications

You have completed your dissertation in a subject that is relevant to the content of the project. This of course means that you have a proven scientific ability to work independently and that you can critically evaluate experimental data and summarize them in high-quality scientific publications and that you deliver summaries on time. Since the work also includes some modeling work, we assume that you are interested in theoretical model building and have an interest and aptitude for this. We would like to see that you have the ability to present your results to listeners with different degrees of theoretical training. We also see that you have a basic awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

Requirements

  •  Completed doctoral degree, or foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree, in a relevant field. This eligibility requirement must be met at the latest at the time when the employment decision is made.
  • Ability to a) independently plan and carry out advanced experiments b) critically evaluate experimental results c) summarize results in well-written scientific publications.
  • Theoretical competence to formulate models that can be used to describe and explain experimental results
  • Collegial collaboration skills
  • Social competence to create a good collaborative environment 

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • A knowledge about fibre-based materials in general and about nanocellulose based materials in particular.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Trade union representatives

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

Application

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

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

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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

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

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

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 1st or according to agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2022-2046
Contact
  • Lars Wågberg, Professor, +4687908294,wagberg@pmt.kth.se
Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-02 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 2nd, 2022

Doctoral student in WWSC: Modeling of cellulose-water interactions

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Fiber and polymer science

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) is a research center striving for scientific excellence, with a focus on new materials from trees. The center creates knowledge and builds competence for an innovative and sustainable future value creation from forest raw materials. WWSC is a multidisciplinary collaboration between KTH, Chalmers, and Linköping University. The base is a donation from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and the forest industry is supporting WWSC via the national platform Treesearch.

Most cellulose-based materials are subject to drying at some stage, usually from water. This is a costly process in terms of energy and it also affects the final structure depending on the conditions. Specifically, it may lead to strong aggregation (hornification) resulting in poor material properties. In this project drying effects in cellulose materials are addressed at the molecular level using atomistic computer simulations which are compared to experimental results from, primarily, solid-state NMR. 

Supervision: Docent Jakob Wohlert is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Membership in the graduate school WWSC Academy, where ca 70 PhD students have been educated over the last 13 years and afterwards found attractive jobs both in academia, start-ups and industry.

Admission requirements

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

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge
  • a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject area, and experience from the molecular science field. 

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work,
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • The applicant must be able to speak and write scientific English fluently since it is required in daily work.

The applicant should have documented skills in summarizing research results in written and oral presentation. The applicant should further have documented skills in computer programming and numerical analysis. Documented experience in molecular dynamics simulations and/or computer modelling is advantageous.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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

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

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

 

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2022-2045
Contact
  • Jakob Wohlert, Researcher, +4687908037,jacke@kth.se
Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-02 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 2nd, 2022

PhD Fellowship in Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Natural Language Processing (NLP) at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The position is vacant from spring 2023.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree.

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Science and Technology. The education includes relevant courses amounting to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

Research topic

Dementia refers to a set of symptoms associated with various brain diseases. Dementia causes progressive and long-term deterioration in at least three of the following domains: memory, language, visual-spatial skills and knowledge, personality and general behavior, and interaction skills. Early detection of patients with cognitive impairment may improve care for this population.

Language impairment is a core feature of patients with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (AD). They frequently have word retrieval issues, and their speech production is typically characterized by empty phrases, speech automatisms, and contextually incorrect words. Therefore, there has been an increase in interest in developing novel technological approaches to aid in the clinical diagnosis and assessment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in recent years (ADRD).

Natural language processing (NLP), an essential AI-powered technology, plays an important role in smart healthcare due to its ability to analyze and understand human language. NLP can be considered as a potential method for identifying patients with cognitive impairment from speech and electronic health records (EHR). It can assist healthcare professionals in making better decisions for patients.

The successful candidate will focus on how Natural Language Processing and machine learning could more accurately identify groups than traditional screening tools and be sensitive to subtle differences in speech between the groups, with the following general objectives:

  • Explore the state-of-the-art of NLP role in smart healthcare applications
  • Explore how NLP can support patients with Cognitive Impairment
  • Develop hybrid ML experimental solutions to detect the early signs in speech in a group who are at high risk for later conversion to AD by leveraging NLP methods
  • Disseminate the results of the research in international and peer-reviewed journals and conferences
  • Write a successful dissertation based on the developed research and defend it

Marius Vervik/UiS

Samarbeid studenter UK

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Information Technologies, Signal Processing or a relevant subject area, preferably acquired recently; or who possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2023, you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subjects that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • programming skills
  • familiarity with Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English
Vegg Kjølv Egelands hus

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and societally important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

The university aims to recruit more women within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Mina Farmanbar, tlf: +47 51 83 45 07, e-mail: mina.farmanbar@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Rosa Andrade, tel: +47 51 83 11 91, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

UiSrektorkjede

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • cover letter explaining your interest in the project and the relevance of your background and experience to the position. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • documentation on competence in English if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation. 

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

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. If your application is considered to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter legislation, it will be rejected without further assessment.

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the English text takes precedence.

Kjlv Egelend

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 2,200 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for green and sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The faculty has established close cooperation on research with NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre AS) and the regional industry. A number of master’s and doctoral theses are made in collaboration with the industry. The faculty has established research collaborations with universities in the US and Europe, and has developed several academic environments that are at the forefront internationally.The faculty has about 2,800 students and approximately 500 employees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Structural Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science carries out research within Computer Science, Data Science, Cybernetics, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering. The Department offers a bachelor program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and master programs in Computer Science, Data Science, Cybernetics, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering. In addition, the Department offers a PhD program in the aforementioned areas. There are currently 70 employees, including research fellows and postdocs, and 900 students at the Department. 

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

8th January 2023

Post expires on Friday January 6th, 2023