Kategoriarkiv: Engineering/it

Postdoc position(s) in Yeast Synthetic Biology for Protein Engineering

We are seeking 1-2 talented postdoc(s) to work on novel methods for high throughput protein engineering that leverages the power of multiplexed CRISPR genome engineering and yeast genetics. The candidate will join the Cell Architecture Group (PI Ryan T. Gill) at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) in Denmark. The Cell Architecture Group is developing cellular engineering technologies based on high-throughput and multiplexed genome editing (CRISPR) for a wide range of downstream applications from industrial biotech to cell therapies. The CFB is part of the Technical University of Denmark and provides a world-class research environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies with special emphasis on cell factory engineering and systems biology technologies.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate(s) will focus on developing synthetic biology technologies for protein engineering in yeast. We are particularly interested in more senior researchers who are experienced with protein engineering using microbial systems. The candidate will be expected to drive the research project forward by taking an active role in defining project goals, planning experiments, and analyzing data. We operate under a design-build-test-learn philosophy and have a strong focus on commercialization of technology developed in the group. For a recent publication from our lab in this area see “Multiplex Evolution of Antibody Fragments Utilizing a Yeast Surface Display Platform” ACS Synth Biol. 2020 Aug 21.

The candidate will be responsible for executing laboratory projects involving a variety of techniques encompassing: yeast culture, standard molecular biology techniques such as design and assembly of synthetic DNA constructs, nucleic acid purification, CRISPR gene editing, next-generation sequencing, and basic bioinformatic analyses. The project will likely involve use of the Onyx platform (https://www.inscripta.com/technology/onyx-platform) for automated, high-throughput genome engineering.

Specific tasks will include:

  • Develop innovative research plans
  • Design, implement and execute critical experiments associated with a research plan
  • Document experimental design and results in electronic lab notebooks
  • Analyze and organize data to draw meaningful conclusions
  • Develop and support the submission of patents and other intellectual property
  • Publish and present at professional meetings as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Excellence in independent problem solving
  • Have deep laboratory experience with microbial synthetic biology and protein engineering using library-selection methods such as phage/surface display.
  • Have experience with omics data analysis and familiarity with scripting languages (e.g. Python) for working with large data sets
  • Enjoy sharing knowledge and experience with others
  • Ability to lead multiple projects and support collaborations
  • PhD degree or similar in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or bioengineering or equivalent as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc

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

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

Workplace and period of employment
The period of employment is initially limited to 1 year.

The place of employment is the DTU main campus in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ryan T. Gill (ryagil@biosustain.dtu.dk)

You can read more about the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

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

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

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 15 October 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

PhD position in Power System Reliability – “Risk and Vulnerability Prognosis for Power System Development and Asset Management”

This is NTNU

At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here. https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIgKd1SwGLI?autoplay=0&modestbranding=1&playsinline=0&rel=0&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobbnorge.no&widgetid=1

About the position

The Department of Electric Power Engineering (IEL) has a vacancy for a 100% position as a PhD candidate within the field of Power System Reliability – “Risk and vulnerability prognosis for power system development and asset management”.

The work of the PhD study is part of the research project led by SINTEF Energy Research, entitled “VulPro (Risk and vulnerability prognosis for power system development and asset management)”, which investigates  the influence of individual power system components on power system risk and how this information can help support the decisions of power system planners.

The prospective candidate will work in the research group Power System Operation and Analysis (PSOA) at the Department of Electric Power Engineering.

The main supervisor of the PhD candidate will be Associate Professor Vijay Venu Vadlamudi. In addition, co-supervisors from co-operating partners will be appointed. 

The position reports to the Head of Department

Duties of the position

Job description
The objective of the PhD education is to qualify for scientific research of high international standard. The PhD education has a nominal duration of three years of full-time study and includes required coursework or similar academic training comprising a minimum of 30 credits. The most important component of the PhD education is an independent scientific research project carried out under academic supervision, which results in the PhD thesis. The PhD degree is conferred based on these two elements and the doctoral examination, which consists of a trial lecture and a public defense of the scientific thesis.


The candidate is expected to fully complete the course work and the PhD thesis within the period of employment, which could be 3 or 4 years. The doctoral examination may take place after the period of employment. The option of 4-year employment would imply 1 year of duties as Teaching Assistant for the Department and may be offered to a candidate with clear motivation and ability for such work, if the Department sees the need. This will be clarified during and after any interview.

Project description
Power system planners are challenged by many decisions in their task to ensure an acceptable level of security of electricity supply for the end-users of the electric power system. These decisions span across different planning horizons, from short-term operational planning (e.g. for the next day), mid-term asset management (e.g. maintenance planning of over the next few years), and to long-term power system development (e.g. building new transmission lines over the next decades). To be able to make well-informed decisions, power system planners need information about the risk exposure and vulnerability of the power system and how it may develop over the planning horizon.

The concept of risk can be understood as a combination of what can happen (possible events), the likelihood of each event, and the consequence if they occur. In the context of security of electricity supply, relevant events include power system failures, possibly followed by interruption of end-user power supply. The expected cost of energy not supplied is a relevant example of a risk indicator. Vulnerability and reliability can both be understood as components of power system risk: Vulnerability is an internal characteristic of the power system that affects its risk of events that have very severe consequences but are associated with very low probabilities of occurring; reliability on the other hand is affected mostly by events with relatively high likelihood and can be broadly described as the ability of the system to supply power over an extended period of time.

One recurring challenge in power system risk analysis is to properly account for the condition and spatial location of individual power system components (e.g. a transformer station). Here there is a research gap associated with the lack of consistency between risk analyses carried out at an asset level (traditionally for asset management purposes) and at a power system level (traditionally for system development purposes): The former traditionally focuses on a single power system component but does not fully account for its importance in the power system for the security of supply; the latter takes a broader view but usually neglects how the condition of individual components influences the overall power system risk. Another important challenge is that component condition and other risk-influencing factors are associated with uncertainties, which develop with time. Better knowledge about these uncertainties will provide a more complete risk picture and also has the potential to help system planners to identify vulnerabilities associated with severe consequences to security of supply. 

The task of the PhD study is to specialize on selected topics in the handling of uncertainty and risk in the context of the project description. Relevant topics that may be addressed by the PhD candidate include:
•    methods for a broader characterization of power system risk (e.g. using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis or extended risk matrices) considering the trade-off between multiple risk indicators (e.g. expected costs of energy not supplied, vulnerability, uncertainty or strength of knowledge), 
•    sophisticated methods for sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification applied to power system risk prognosis or to component failure models
•    spatial dependencies of components’ accessibility for maintenance and replacement after failure
 

Required selection criteria

The qualification requirement is completion of a Master’s degree with strong academic background with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Electric Power Engineering with specialization in electric power systems and relevant to the given project description. Applicants with a specialization in mathematics or other fields (e.g., operations research, or reliability engineering and risk analysis) with strong focus on mathematics, may also be considered in special cases where the cover letter including the draft research proposal supports the claim for their suitability for the described position.

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

Other qualifications:

Applicants must have very good English language skills, written and spoken. Applicants from non-English speaking countries outside EU/EEA/Switzerland must provide preliminary documentation of English language proficiency, in terms of an approved test. The following tests can be used: TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English. 

Further assessment of both written and oral English language skills and the ability to communicate fluently may be conducted in the continued selection process and during any interviews for all applicants, including those providing the required documentation of English proficiency

Personal characteristics

In the evaluation of the candidates, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as personal motivation for the position, in terms of the qualification requirements specified above. We are looking for candidates who show clear signs of independence, original thinking and scientific mindset.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, at gross NOK 479 600 per annum. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The employment contract is for three years; however, there is a possibility for extension to four years if selected for assistantship.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Electric Power Engineering. Applicants must be qualified for admission as PhD candidates at NTNU. See  https://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about PhD studies at NTNU.

As a PhD candidate, you will have to successfully complete the PhD academic training programme; the training includes mandatory course work and other obligatory activities. Within the first three months of your employment, you must formally qualify for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. 

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

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

The Department of Electric Power Engineering works closely with key players in the Norwegian electricity supply sector, who manage critical infrastructure. A comprehensive risk assessment of the candidates’ research interests and potential activities related to national threat assessments will therefore also form basis for the final selection of candidates.

About the application

 The application must contain: 

  • A cover letter where the applicant describes her/his personal motivation and relevance with respect to the requirements of the advertisement.
  • A draft research proposal (1 or 2 pages) for the PhD study, where the candidate presents her/his own ideas for the PhD-work and how it can be applied, based on the project description given in this advertisement. This proposal will be neither final nor binding for the project.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) which includes information about the candidate’s prior education, work experience, academic merits and any scientific publications.
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study programme and grading system (https://ec.europa.eu/education/diploma-supplement_en) 
  • The required documentation of English language proficiency. 
  • Names and contact information of at least two references.

Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the cover letter and the ideas and/or originality of the draft research proposal in the shortlisting of candidates. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

In the final assessment of the candidates, strategic considerations at the Department of Electric Power Engineering will also be taken into account. We aim for better gender balance, and when qualifications are approximately equal among qualified candidates, female applicants will be preferred.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Vijay Venu Vadlamudi (vijay.vadlamudi@ntnu.no) or to the Head of Department Prof. Ole-Morten Midtgård (ole-morten.midtgard@ntnu.no).  

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

Application deadline: 27.10.2020

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is Norway’s largest university environment in ICT, electrical engineering and mathematical sciences. Our aim is to contribute to a smart, secure and sustainable future. We emphasize high international quality in research, education, innovation, dissemination and outreach. The Faculty consists of seven departments and the Faculty Administration.

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Deadline

27th October 2020

Post expires on Tuesday October 27th, 2020

PHD position in Data Privacy

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here. https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIgKd1SwGLI?autoplay=0&modestbranding=1&playsinline=0&rel=0&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobbnorge.no&widgetid=1

About the position

The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK) has a vacancy for a position as a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE), in the cross-disciplinary field of cyber security. This is a researcher training position aimed at providing promising researcher recruits the opportunity of academic development in the form of a doctoral degree.

The position is a part of a national effort to develop the Norwegian knowledge base in cyber security according to the directions given in the newly announced Norwegian strategy for digital security.

The position’s working place is at NTNUs campus at Gjøvik and reports to the Head of Department.

Duties of the position

The appointment is for a term of 3 years, or 4 years including 25% duty work.

The position will be concerned with analyzing and designing secure mechanisms for data and information access that allow control of the privacy-utility trade-off. Of particular interest is development of new differentially private response mechanisms for distributed and longitudinal data. Depending on the skills of the candidate, different aspects may be emphasized, for instance privacy preserving

  • multi-party computation with shared randomness,
  • statistical modeling of longitudinal data,
  • information retrieval and machine learning.

The research will be carried out as an integrated part of the NTNU Applied Cryptology Lab, and under guidance of Staal A. Vinterbo

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. Required is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in one or more of

  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Information theory

or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Also required is that grades received in classes belonging to the fields above are generally B or better . Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant. NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Interest in the proposed research and the ability to acquire necessary tools for conducting the research
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good organization and communication skills
  • Interest in a wider context beyond own research
  • Eager to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences.
  • Good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills. Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:
    • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
    • CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

Publication activities in the aforementioned disciplines will be considered an advantage.

Personal characteristics

We are seeking applicants who are

  • highly motivated by fundamental scientific research of practical relevance
  • able to work independently
  • well organized and have interests beyond their own research
  • eager to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualifications specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions


PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment is for a term of 3 years, or 4 years including 25% duty work.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to NTNUs PhD programme in Information Security and Communication Technology.

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

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

About the application

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Do not send the application via email. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Include the following in the application:

  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and how your skills and experience relate to the research associated with the position (1 page).
  • A draft research proposal (1 page).
  • CV with list of publications and GRE scores or other supporting documents as documentation of the candidates’ study and language abilities.
  • Relevant transcript of grades, diplomas, and certificates, including undergraduate. The documents have to be translated to English unless they are in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German or English.
  • A copy of the master thesis (in PDF), or, for those who are near to completion of their MSc, an extended abstract combined with a statement of how and when the applicant plans to complete the thesis.
  • Names and contact information of at least two references, preferably from academic supervisor(s).
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are requested to send a diploma supplement (for European Master Diplomas outside Norway) or a similar document that describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.

Incomplete applications submitted without justification will not be considered.

General information

Working at NTNU

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

The city of Gjøvik has a population of 30 000 and is a town known for its rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is ideal for an active outdoor life! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

Questions about the position can be directed to Stine Terese Ruen Nymoen, e-mail: stine.t.r.nymoen@ntnu.no.

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

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/37241 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.10.20

Gjøvik bygning fasade Foto: Marte Foss/NTNU

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Information Security and Communication Technology

Research is vital to the security of our society. We teach and conduct research in cyber security, information security, communications networks and networked services. Our areas of expertise include biometrics, cyber defence, cryptography, digital forensics, security in e-health and welfare technology, intelligent transportation systems and malware. The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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Deadline

30th October 2020

Post expires on Friday October 30th, 2020

PhD fellow in Human-Centered Computing

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in ethical approaches to AI commencing 01.02.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The position will be within the Human Centered Computing section (HCC). We are a highly interdisciplinary group that conducts research within the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing and related fields. Our section aspires to be a top research environment that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies. We regularly publish at top ACM conferences such as CHI, CSCW, UIST, and UBICOM and HCI journals such as TOCHI, JCSCW and HCI. We also publish in interdisciplinary venues such as the Big Data & Society journal as well as across venues in humanities and social sciences.

The PhD position will be part of the cross-sectional Confronting Data research group and researchers working issues of AI and ethics, which also include researchers from the Software, Data, People & Society section as well as other sections across DIKU. The PhD position offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative engagement with researchers in the faculties of Humanities and Law as well.

Project description
The rapid evolution of a broad range of intelligent and autonomous systems (AI) brings with it hopes for a better world and deep concerns about potential negative consequences. It is clear that an ethical approach to the design and development of AI technologies has to encompass both social and technical aspects. How can we ensure that society can derive maximum benefit from AI technologies, while limiting the potential for negative consequences? This PhD will research how existing ethical principles can be incorporated into the design and development of AI technologies including an interrogation of the onto- and epistemological assumptions that underlie technological design and development. The project will investigate which principles are more tenable than others and what a creatively re-imagined ethical approach to AI development might look like in practice. This will require an investigation and assessment of both contemporary and historical approaches with attention to the values and motivations of actors within these schemes. Frameworks and practices will be examined as cultural products rooted in, enacting and disseminating the values of their producers. The project will utilise an interdisciplinary, didactic, and creative critical praxis-oriented approach at the intersection of human-computer interaction, creative computing and data ethics.

Principal supervisor is Professor Irina Shklovski, Department of Computer Science, ias@di.ku.dk.

Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in a relevant area with good results and good English skills. A multidisciplinary background that spans AI development and the humanities/arts is preferred. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), documentation of creative technological output (if any) and experience with artist’s residency addressing relevant topics (if any).

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include 

•    Cover Letter
•    Statement of purpose including a research question and the main goals of the proposed project and detailing your motivation and background for applying.
•    CV
•    Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
•    Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)•    1-3 reference letters (if any)

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

The deadline for applications is 28 October 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Irina Shklovski, Department of Computer Science, ias@di.ku.dk . General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

Deadline: 28 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Computer Science
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday October 28th, 2020

2 PhD Research Fellowship positions within “Intra-body Sensor Communications”

This is NTNU

At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here. https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIgKd1SwGLI?autoplay=0&modestbranding=1&playsinline=0&rel=0&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobbnorge.no&widgetid=1

About the position

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has 2 fulltime PhD Research Fellows vacancies at the Department of Electronic Systems (IES). This fellowship is funded by the Research Council of Norway project “CLIPEUS – Internet of Bio-NanoThings for Prediction and Prevention of Infectious Diseases”. The PhD projects involve a cross-disciplinary supervisory team from Department of Electronic Systems (IES) and Oslo University Hospital. 

The PhD position is for 4 years with 25% work assignments for NTNU, or for 3 years without dutywork. 

You will report to the Head of Department.

Duties of the position

CLIPEUS aims at creating a communications network among man-made implantable devices and the natural cells inside the body under the novel communication paradigm, called Internet of Bio-NanoThings, where sensing, actuation, and computing processes are tightly coupled to pervasively, perpetually, and precisely sense, process, control, and exchange health information of the body in real time to defend it against infections.  The project focuses on the detection of infections inside the body based on the detection of the molecular communication among the infectious bacteria by bionanosensors for detection, low power electronics for processing and antenna for near field communication to transfer the data through the tissues to outside of the body. Novel machine learning techniques will be developed to interpret this data for future personalized medicine applications. The system will be extensively tested and ameliorated by phantom experiments as a first step before in vivo experiments.   

PhD #1: Design of Bio-NanoThings
The objective is to investigate novel technologies to develop the conceptual design of a bio-nano things promising to continuously and precisely sense and process molecular signals among infectious bacteria. Bio-nanothings will have three components, namely, a bio-nanosensor, a processing circuit, and a coil/antenna all assembled using commercially available parts. 

Prerequisites: MSc in electrical engineering with course credits in sensor design, circuits and system and antennas.


PhD #2: Communication among Bio-Nano Things 
This PhD project is to investigate the communications and networking principles between the devices involved in CLIPEUS using molecular communication (MC) with infectious bacteria and via intra-body communications techniques with the wearable hub. The wearable hub will forward the data to the cyber space using already known wireless communication methods. 

 
Prerequisites: MSc in electrical engineering with course credits in signal processing, communication theory, communication networks, information- and communication theory, and stochastic modeling and optimization.   

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in signal processing, wireless communication, electromagnetics/RF, information theory, circuit and systems, biophysics, applied mathematics, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

Applicants are asked to provide a research statement (max 3 pages) in their application, describing research interests and initial plans with regards to the above project description. The statement should also provide details on how the project relate to previous education, research and competence. 

Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good written and spoken English language skills. The following tests can be used as documentation: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:
–    TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test) 
–    IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
–    CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

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

Personal characteristics

  • We seek a highly-motivated individual with a strong mathematical background and a research-oriented master thesis within one of these areas is expected for the PhD proejct #2.
  • Further, the applicant must have experience with programming and willing to learn new topics like nanoscale molecular communications. Publication activities in the aforementioned disciplines will be considered an advantage.
  • Motivation for fundamental scientific research of practical relevance is essential.
  • The candidate is expected to deliver minimum 3 journal articles within the duration of the project. The applicant should have good communication skills and be willing to collaborate with other researchers in the cross-disciplinary group of people connected to this project.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at NOK 479 600 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


The period of employment is for 3 years, or for 4 years including 25% duty work.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in [subject area] (Link to website, if applicable) within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

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

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English (ta stilling til dette)

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

In addition, we ask the applicant to submit a research statement (max 3 pages), detailing research interests and initial plans with regard to the aforementioned individual PhD projects. The statement should also describe why the applicant is suited for the position, and how the project relates to previous education, research and competence.

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Research plan or project proposal
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment.
  • Name and address of three referees


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

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

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

For further information about the positions, contact Professor Ian F Akyildiz, email: ian@ece.gatech.edu, Professor Ilangko Balasingham, email: ilangko.balasingham@ntnu.no or Dr. Ali Khaleghi, email: ali.khaleghi@ntnu.no

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

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. 

Application deadline: 01.11.2020

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is Norway’s largest university environment in ICT, electrical engineering and mathematical sciences. Our aim is to contribute to a smart, secure and sustainable future. We emphasize high international quality in research, education, innovation, dissemination and outreach. The Faculty consists of seven departments and the Faculty Administration.

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Deadline

1st November 2020

Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

PhD candidate: environmental sustainability analysis and circular economy in silicon metallurgy

This is NTNU

At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here. https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIgKd1SwGLI?autoplay=0&modestbranding=1&playsinline=0&rel=0&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobbnorge.no&widgetid=1

About the position

The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol), Department of Energy and Process Engineering is seeking a PhD student to address life cycle assessment and circular economy in silicon process metallurgy. The position is of 3.5 years duration, including 6 months for teaching duties.

The PhD candidate will support our research in sustainable metallurgy, specifically our participation in the H2020 SisAl Pilot project: Innovative pilot for silicon production with low environmental impact using secondary aluminium and silicon raw materials (2020-2024). Carbothermic reduction is used in many metal processes, including in the reduction of quartz to silicon (Si) metal. SisAl Pilot considers replacement of conventional carbothermic with aluminothermic reduction using aluminium slags, dross and secondary metal fractions to increase Si yield, minimize direct emissions, and provide a range of Si, aluminium and alumina products.

Metal value chains are important to global carbon emissions and material flows, and primary metal production dominates life cycle impacts of many product systems. Development of sustainable metallurgy requires an understanding of the links between metallurgy process design, the value chains they involve, and the environmental impacts attached to these. Gaps remain in knowledge transfer across the domains of process metallurgy and environmental sustainability assessment.

IndEcol is a well-established interdisciplinary group in the field of environmental sustainability analysis. Researchers at IndEcol participate in international expert groups, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Resource Panel (IRP), as well as international collaborative projects.

The Head of Department is Professor Terese Løvås. The position’s supervisor is Associate Professor Johan Berg Pettersen, the co-supervisor is Professor Daniel Müller.

Duties of the position

  • Develop models for energy and mass balances in silicon production processes
  • Develop and benchmark life cycle assessment models for the SisAl production routes
  • Data acquisition and documentation
  • Conduct analysis and write up journal manuscripts
  • Complete and defend a dissertation within 3.5 years
  • Teaching assistant for selected courses at Indecol

Selection criteria

Essential qualifications:

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in industrial ecology, engineering, natural science, mathematics, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

  • Study background at MSc level in either metallurgy and material science, or environmental systems analysis
  • Completed courses in life cycle assessment and/or material flow analysis
  • Experience in use of programming with environmental data, e.g., Python, Matlab, or other
  • Proven analytical and computational capabilities, in courses and or/thesis deliverables
  • Proven written and oral English language skills

Desired qualifications:

  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish) is an advantage
  • Experience in computation or thermodynamic process simulation is an advantage, especially of metallurgic processes using FactSage, HSC Sim or similar
  • The position involves duties as teaching assistant, thereby experience as student assistant or in teaching is an advantage

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

Personal characteristics

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated
  • Motivated to solve environmental problems and advance sustainability
  • Ambitious and goal-oriented
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication skills

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3.5 years (including 6 months` teaching duties).

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering within three months of appointment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application

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

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

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Cover letter.  Your cover letter should describe your motivation for the position and provide insights that go beyond what is evident from your CV
  • A writing sample, such as an article or thesis
  • Name and address of three referees


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

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Johan Berg-Pettersen, johan.pettersen@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Megan Norris, megan.norris@ntnu.no.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Applicants with European Master`s qualifications from outside Norway are required to include a Diploma Supplement. Applicants with Master`s qualifications from China are required to include confirmation of Master`s Diplomas from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-187/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 28.10.2020

Gløshaugen Høgskoleparken Foto: Erik Børseth/NTNU

Further information

This position is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020: SisAl Pilot project: Innovative pilot for silicon production with low environmental impact using secondary aluminium and silicon raw materials (2020-2024). Grant agreement ID: 869268.

This position is funded by the European Union

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Energy and Process Engineering

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

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Deadline

28th October 2020

Employer

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality

Trondheim

Scope

Fulltime

Post expires on Wednesday October 28th, 2020

Postdoc: Develop the future charging infrastructure for electric vehicles

DTU hereby seek excellent candidates for a two-year Postdoc position at DTU, Denmark.

While increased use of electric vehicles (EV) represents one of the single most important means to attain greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in the transport sector (Green Commission, 2019) it gives rise to an increasing need for a charging infrastructure for society. Today, there is a lack of scientific investigations and knowledge related to the planning of such infrastructure. In particular, it is not clear how evolving technologies such as increasing battery range, information technology and charging technology, will affect the need for, and composition of, such infrastructure.

The Postdoc project will carry out high quality research to quantitatively investigate and qualify the type and extent of an EV charging infrastructure that is necessary and efficient, from the perspective of society. The overarching question of the project is whether it is possible to deploy a charging infrastructure which will both sufficiently and effectively meet the heterogeneous charging demand in a densely populated urban environment.

The focus of the project is to leverage state-of-art technologies from mathematical modelling and simulation, possibly from the transport modelling area or from parallel quantitative areas, to be used for the complex problem of predicting charging demand and optimising charging supply.

The project may involve the following research topics;

  • The prediction of heterogeneous geographical EV demand: By applying agent-based model frameworks in combination with population synthesis models and by utilising existing high-quality mobility data and spatially organised data and networks all available at DTU.
  • Charging behaviour preferences, e.g. when and where to charge and price sensitivity.
  • The design of equilibrium models between charging demand (as represented by 1) and supply: By using M/G/c queuing models at the charger level and by utilising MSA algorithms as a mean to converge waiting time.
  • Charging supply optimisation: By using optimisation heuristics, such as genetic algorithms to swap supply formations or variants of facility location problems aimed at charging infrastructure.
  • Model and data integration for detailed geographical networks. Proximity to power-grid network and road-network are central for the location of chargers.
  • Smart-charging technologies and flexible pricing strategies to mitigate peak-loading.

The impact of the project has the potential to be huge as it may directly help forming the future Danish Charging infrastructure with consequences for our ability to reduce CO2 and comply with ambitious climate targets.

Overall, the research lies in the intersection between transport modelling and planning, and spatial simulation and optimisation. The project will be anchored in the Transport Demand Modelling Group of the Transport Division of the Department of Management at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The project will be co-supervised by the Department of Electrical Engineering to facilitate a close collaboration between the demand-side simulation and the supply-side optimisation. A PhD study will anchored in the Department of Electrical Engineering focusing on modelling the charging impact on the power system – and exploring the provision of grid and power system services.

We are looking for an excellent applicant to join the Division, starting on 1 January 2021 or earlier.

This Postdoc is funded by the EUDP project ‘FUSE”, which aims to support the planning of the charging infrastructure in the municipality of Frederiksberg and Copenhagen. The project consist of several industrial partners and data collection efforts that will be a benefit for the project.

We are looking for excellent applicants with PhD background from Computer Science, Transportation, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related, and with the interest and ambition to pursue a research career.

Qualifications  

  • A PhD degree in Transportation Modelling, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics or related is required;
  • Excellent programming capabilities in at least one scientific language (preferably Python) is required;
  • Excellent background in statistics and probability theory is required;
  • Transportation Modelling disciplines in the education background is also favoured;
  • Power grid design and knowledge hereof is also favoured;
  • Experience with Machine Learning techniques is favoured;

The following soft skills are also important:

  • Curiosity and interest about current and future mobility challenges and EV charging in particular;
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Willingness to engage in group-work with a multi-national team;

Assessment 
The assessment of the applicants will be carried out shortly after the deadline the 25 October 2020.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information 
For more information, please contact Jeppe Rich, rich@dtu.dk or Peter Bach Andersen pba@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the Machine Learning for Smart Mobility group at https://dmg.man.dtu.dk/, DTU Management at www.man.dtu.dk/english and DTU Electro https://www.elektro.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 21 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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

The Transport modelling group belongs to the Transport division of the Department of Technology, Management and Economics (DTU Management) at DTU. The division conducts research and teaching in the field of traffic and transport planning, with particular focus on behaviour modelling, machine learning and simulation.

DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching with a focus on sustainability, transport, innovation and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology – including the interaction between technology and sustainability, business growth, infrastructure and prosperity. Therefore, we explore and create value in the areas of management science, innovation and design thinking, business analytics, systems and risk analyses, human behaviour, regulation and policy analysis. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc and PhD level. The Department has a staff of app. 350.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 21 October 2020
Unit: DTU Management
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Post expires on Wednesday October 21st, 2020

PhD scholarship in Acoustic Lenses for Microfabricated Ultrasound Transducers

This multidisciplinary research project is a collaboration between DTU Health Tech and DTU Chemistry aiming to develop new ways of optimizing and implementing polymer lenses for medical 3D ultrasound transducers.

Ultrasound is widely used at hospitals for medical imaging and allows both 2D (well-known from fetal scans) and 3D images to be created, which helps medical doctors in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Transducers for 3D imaging are advanced and complicated devices. Commercial 3D transducers are most often made as so-called matrix transducers, but these are limited in the number of ultrasound emitters that can be practically fabricated, which limits the attainable image quality.

To overcome this problem row-column addressed arrays (RCA) for ultrasonic imaging have recently attracted attention, as they offer volumetric imaging and larger arrays can be fabricated. Such arrays have very desirable properties as resolution scales linearly with the number of elements, and very large arrays with a good penetration depth are attainable.

These row-column addressed transducers are, however, only forward looking, i.e. they can only make an image of structures directly below the surface of the transducer. This is a severe limitation for widespread use of such transducers and one way to overcome this is to develop acoustic lenses, which can spread out the sound emitted from the transducers thereby increasing the field-of-view.

The purpose of this work is therefore to investigate compound lenses for row-column-addressed (RCA) ultrasound transducers for increasing the field-of-view (FOV) to a curvilinear volume region, while retaining a flat surface of the transducer to avoid trapping of air between the transducer and the patient, which would otherwise lead to unwanted reflections and low image quality. The primary motivation behind this research is to develop an RCA ultrasound transducer for abdominal or cardiac imaging, where a curvilinear volume region is a necessity.

The research will focus on developing new types of polymer based acoustic lenses. Such lenses can be fabricated using polymers such silicones or urethanes, and the acoustical properties of these can be engineered by adding inorganic powders to satisfy the corresponding speed of sound and specific acoustical impedance requirements. We will investigate, which basic molecular mechanisms are responsible for the acoustical properties observed in polymers and use the knowledge gained to search for optimized material selection for acoustic lenses. These 0-3 composite material lenses can be made in both concave and convex versions, and the design of such lenses can be made using both analytical and finite element calculations.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • You will design, develop and fabricate acoustic lenses
  • You will integrate the developed lenses with RCA ultrasound transducers
  • You will test their performance in collaboration with experts in medical ultrasound imaging.
  • You have the ability to motivate your colleagues to be their best and achieve ambitious goals

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

We envision that the ideal candidate has an experimental background in materials science, physical chemistry, nanotechnology, or polymer science and engineering, but if you have another background that fits the project, you are welcome to apply.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by the PhD project supervisors Professor Erik V Thomsen (expert in ultrasound transducers), Professor Kristoffer Almdal (expert in polymer chemistry), and Professor Jørgen Arendt Jensen (expert in ultrasound imaging).

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Additional information may be obtained from Professor Erik V. Thomsen, phone (+45) 21363016, e-mail: ervt@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Health Technology on www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 12 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • A 3 page PowerPoint presentation summarizing the main results from your master thesis

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

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

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 12 October 2020
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday October 12th, 2020

Postdoc in Computer Science with focus on Cybersecurity in Industrial Internet

Linkoping

Ref IDA-2020-00194

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

The Department of Computer and Information Science was founded in 1983 but its roots go back to the early 1970s. It is one of the largest computer science departments in northern Europe.

Our research covers a broad spectrum of fields, from core to applied computer sciences. Its vast scope also benefits our undergraduate and graduate programmes, and we now teach courses in several engineering programmes at bachelor’s and master’s levels, as well as the programmes in statistics, cognitive science and innovative programming.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ida

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in Computer Science with focus on Cybersecurity in the Industrial Internet
formally based at the department of Computer and Information Science (IDA), Valla Campus in Linköping.

Duties
The position is funded by a starting grant under ELLIIT (Excellence Center at Linköping-Lund in Information Technology). Industry 4.0 calls for combining industrial machine sensor connectivity with cloud big data analytics. Sample application areas include smart factories, autonomous ships and vehicles, predictive maintenance and optimizations of flights. The PI at LiU is prof. Andrei Gurtov, who is a renowned scientist in the area of security and Internet protocols. This project builds new collaboration with Lund University (Prof. Christian Gehrmann). It focuses on secure and scalable interworking of industrial equipment with assets protection and privacy control.

We seek motivated candidates with demonstrated academic excellence and research aptitude to embark upon system and protocol design, security mechanisms, distributed algorithms, simulations, proof-of-concept implementation, network measurements and analysis, and programming. Prior experience in these topics as well as in the areas of software-defined networking, cloud computing, wireless and ad-hoc networks, open-source software development will be considered an asset.

More information on the position and research project can be obtained from the contact persons.

As a postdoc, your main duty is to perform excellent research within a project and professor’s research area. In addition, you are expected to help with teaching and administrative duties including PhD student supervision, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

Qualifications
The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Applicants must be proficient in communicating their research, in English, publish in scientific journals and present in scientific conferences.

Attachments to application:

  • Cover letter summarizing main achievements and suitability for this position
  • CV including a list of publications
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcript of studies and degree certificates
  • A statement on oral and written English skill, preferable certified

Appointment time
Two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date 
By agreement, as soon as possible.

Salary
The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest October 30, 2020.

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

Equal opportunitiesA majority of our posdoc within Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA) are men, which is why precedence will be given to Women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Andrei Gurtov

Professor

andrei.gurtov@liu.se

Sandra Malmström

HR-administratör

sandra.malmstrom@liu.se

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Post expires on Friday October 30th, 2020

PhD student position in Computer Science within CUGS Research School

Linkoping

Ref IDA-2020-00206

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

The Department of Computer and Information Science was founded in 1983 but its roots go back to the early 1970s. It is one of the largest computer science departments in northern Europe.

Our research covers a broad spectrum of fields, from core to applied computer sciences. Its vast scope also benefits our undergraduate and graduate programmes, and we now teach courses in several engineering programmes at bachelor’s and master’s levels, as well as the programmes in statistics, cognitive science and innovative programming.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ida

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises up to two (2) positions as
PhD student in Computer Science within CUGS Research School
formally based at the Department of Computer and Information Science

Duties
As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. A PhD student is limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.
Project descriptions for announced positions:

Fine-Grained Complexity for Satisfiability and Constraint Satisfaction Problems
Analysis and Application of Deep Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing

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

The general eligibility requirement for admission to third-cycle studies is a completed Master’s degree, or completion of course requirements of at least 240 ECTS – within subjects relevant to announced projects.

In addition, CUGS requires:
– relevant courses and excellent grades in project related topics
– a solid knowledge of English, both in spoken and written form as well as understanding
– experience in independent project work as well as ability to work in a team

Earlier research experience, e.g. as part of Masters’ studies, will be considered as a merit.

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

Starting date 
By agreement

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

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest October 9, 2020.

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

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within the Department of Computer and Information Scienceare are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Nahid Shahmehri

Professor Emerita / CUGS coordinator

nahid.shahmehri@liu.se

Anne Moe

Coordinator for Graduate Research Administration

anne.moe@liu.se

Sandra Malmström

HR-administrator

sandra.malmstrom@liu.se

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Post expires on Friday October 9th, 2020

4 PhD student positions in Computer Science with focus on AI for Data Management

Institutionen för datavetenskap

Apply

before 2020-10-31

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science (www.cs.umu.se), is seeking 4 PhD students in Computer Science with focus on AI for Data Management. Deadline for application is 31 October 2020.

Description of research group:
The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 130 employees from more than 20 countries worldwide. The research will be carried out within the research group in “Artificial Intelligence for Data Management”, led by Prof. Diego Calvanese, well-known as one of the leading groups worldwide for its foundational and applied research at the interplay between Semantic Technologies, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, and Databases.

The project is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. Software is the main enabler in these systems, and is an integrated research theme of the program.

The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry.

Read more at: https://wasp-sweden.org/

The graduate school within WASP provides foundations, perspectives, and state-of-the-art knowledge in the different disciplines taught by leading researchers in the field. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD students, researchers and industry. It thus provides added value on top of the existing PhD programs at the partner universities, providing unique opportunities for students who are dedicated to achieving international research excellence with industrial relevance.

Project description
The project led by professor Diego Calvanese concerns foundational and/or applied research in the context of flexible and efficient management of large amounts of richly structured data, by relying on the paradigm of Virtual Knowledge Graphs (VKGs, also known as Ontology-based Data Access). Specifically, the project aims at extending VKGs to address novel settings, that may include the following elements: (i) additional forms of data/knowledge (e.g., temporal, geospatial, aggregated, numeric); (ii) heterogeneous data sources of different types beyond relational ones (such as graph-structured data, json, xml, csv, streaming, textual), (iii) novel kinds of problems, notably provenance, explanation, privacy, machine learning for VKGs, optimization and performance tuning, updates, and evolution of data/knowledge, and (iv) novel applications of VKGs (e.g., industry 4.0, smart cities, e-health). Depending on the qualification and interests of the student, the PhD research topic can include one or more of the above extensions of the traditional VKG paradigm, and can be targeted more towards foundational and theoretical research or more towards applied and experimental research.

Admission requirements
The general admission requirements for doctoral studies are a second- cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level, or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications. To fulfil the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in computing science, the applicant is required to have completed at least 90 ECTS credits in computing science, or in a subject considered to be directly relevant for the specialization in question. Applicants who otherwise have acquired skills that are deemed equivalent are also eligible.

Candidates are expected to have very good knowledge in databases, data management and data modeling principles, or in semantic technologies and artificial intelligence (including knowledge representation and reasoning). For a more theoretically oriented PhD, candidates are also expected to have a solid background in the formal foundations of computer science (including mathematics, discrete mathematics, mathematical logic, theory of computation, possibly complexity theory). For a more applied PhD topic, candidates are also expected to have good programming skills and ideally experience in open-source and collaborative software project development.

Important personal qualities are good communication skills, including good skills in oral and written English, [SV1] good ability to co-operate and play in a team, ability to quickly grasp new concepts and place them in context, and creativity.

Terms of employment
The positions are aimed for PhD studies and research during four years, leading to a PhD exam. They are mainly devoted to postgraduate studies (at least 80% of the time), but may include up to 20% department service (usually teaching). If so, the total time for the position is extended accordingly (up to maximum five years). Expected starting date is January 2021, or as otherwise agreed.

Application

A complete application should contain the following documents:

  • a cover letter including a description of your research interests, your reasons to apply for the position, and your contact information;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • reprints / copies of completed BSc and/or MSc thesis and other relevant publications, if any;
  • copies of degree certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades;
  • contact information for two persons willing to act as references;
  • documentation and description of other relevant experiences or competences.

The application must be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. Attached documents must be in Word or pdf format. Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University, and be received no later than 31 October 2020.

The Department of Computing Science values the qualities that an even gender distribution brings to the department, and therefore we particularly encourage women to apply for the position.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapter 12, 2§) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

For additional information, please contact professor Diego Calvanese diego.calvanese@umu.se .

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admission

210101

Contact

Diego Calvanese

diego.calvanese@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1165-20

Salary

Månadslön

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

Apply

before 2020-10-31


Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Saturday October 31st, 2020

Postdoc in Novel Bacterial Natural products

Give your future career the best possible launchpad

If you have a Phd degree in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or equivalent and you are looking for just the right job to kick start your career, you have found it. No matter if you are considering a Postdoc or will pursue a career in the industry, this job will be a first-class foundation. You will join DTU Biosustain where we create novel methods and technologies as a foundation for the development of new environment-friendly products, better and less energy-consuming manufacturing processes, new medical treatments, climate-friendly farming, etc.

You are a highly motivated postdoc looking to join an international team. Here at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), you can become a part of the New Bioactive Compounds section.

Within the Villum Experiment grant project “Hunting for totally new bacterial natural products” you will actively contribute to develop and implement technologies in the field of natural product genome mining, biosynthetic gene cluster cloning, and expression to identify and produce novel secondary metabolites as potential future medicines.

Responsibilities and tasks
The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be working together with bioinformatics specialists to develop new tools and carrying out bacterial genome mining to find novel biosynthetic gene clusters. Furthermore, you will develop new technologies and obtaining novel bacterial natural products through gene cluster cloning and expression.

Tasks include:

1) Making a research plan.

2) Carrying out bacteria and molecular biology research.

3) Finishing research reports and publications.

4) Collaborating with programming specialists, bioinformatics specialists, and analytical chemist.

Phd in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or equivalent
We are looking for a profile that likes to learn new things via an open-minded and positive collaboration. You must thrive in a global environment and be able to communicate with an understanding of cultural and professional differences. As you will be part of a brand new team, you must also be motivated by handling a broad spectrum of tasks – and come forward with your ideas on optimizing work processes. Additionally, your CV comprises:

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Requirements:

  • You have excellent laboratory skills and practical experience of bacterial genetic engineering, for example, gene cluster cloning, metabolic pathway constructing, or host genetic engineering.
  • You have excellent knowledge of natural product chemistry and bacterial secondary metabolism.
  • Basic knowledge of bioinformatics or programming is highly advantageous.
  • You have ambition, a strong work ethic, and a desire to do frontier research.
  • You have excellent communication and team-playing skills, but also the ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary international team of scientists.
  • You have excellent English skills for working in a highly international research group

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

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

The period of employment is 2 years. The place of work is DTU Lyngby campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr. Xinglin Jiang, email: xinji@biosustain.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the department at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Other materials demonstrating your relevant skills

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

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 15 October 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

PhD Stipend in Innovation Policy for the Digitalization of Manufacturing: A Comparative Study (915-20063)

At the Department of Materials and Production, the Faculty of Engineering and Science, a PhD stipend in Innovation Policy for the digitalization of Manufacturing is open for application. The PhD position lasts for three years and is co-financed by Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC). The selected PhD candidate must be employed no later than December 31, 2020. The PhD project aims to enhance the pioneering research areas of innovation policy, digital transformation of manufacturing, and Denmark-China comparison and contribute to SDC’s social science research and educational activities.

Job description

The PhD project is specifically about a comparative study between Denmark and China in terms of their innovation policy for digital transformation of manufacturing. Recently, the term “digital transformation” has attracted a lot of attention throughout the media and across the manufacturing industry. It is generally defined as “the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to customers”. Specifically for manufacturing, it refers to a combination of traditional manufacturing processes enhanced with new advancing technologies, working together to drive manufacturing forward and address inefficiencies in the current sector. With digitalisation comes the rise of trends, e.g. industry 4.0, smart manufacturing and factories. Corresponding to these trends, both Danish and Chinese governments have released a series of programs and policies to stimulate the innovation derived from digitalisation for manufacturing industry and facilitate manufacturing companies to better carry out their digital transformation. Two example programs can be Manufacturing Academy of Denmark (MADE) from Danish side and Made in China 2025 from Chinese side. Thus, the PhD project aims to (1) evaluate whether these programs and policies stimulate the innovation related to digitalisation and positively influence the digital transformation of manufacturing in Denmark and China; (2) if so, which programs and policies play the most important roles; and (3) how programs and policies are implemented to influence manufacturing companies, both large and small/medium companies. Specifically, the PhD project aims for a comparative study between Denmark and China. In doing so, it is expected the project can contribute to understanding innovation policies for digital transformation of manufacturing from a country contingency perspective, identifying best practices from Denmark and China to facilitate the learning from each other, and providing more guidance for future policy making.

The PhD candidate is expected to address the research questions and objectives above by applying relevant scientific methods. Besides the candidate is required to spend 12 months in China within the PhD period of 36 months. Besides, we also look for a talented and ambitious candidate who has the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in innovation management, public management, business management or operations/production management;
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate cross-culturally, which requires solid communication skills;
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills to accommodate scientific work and dissemination purposes; Danish and/or Chinese speaking are preferred;
  • Promising academic records, well trained skills on applying scientific research methods.

The position is supported by the Sino-Danish research networks including scholars from Aalborg University, and leading researchers from top Chinese universities. The PhD candidate will also be involved in the education of SDC master program in Social Science. The applicant should provide the following documents:

  • A research proposal addressing the main issue of this project;
  • A motivation letter;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of diplomas (master degree in relevant majors);
  • Scientific qualifications: transcripts, publications if there are any, awards, etc.;
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position, e.g. references/recommendation letters, other documents the applicant wants to be considered.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Yang Cheng (cy@business.aau.dk), Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

Post-doctoral position in cloud-native feedback control systems for Industry 4.0

Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Subject description
Feedback control systems play a key role in realizing the hyper-reactive, highly integrated, autonomous production environments envisioned for Industry 4.0. Here, Industrial Internet-of-things (IIoT) enable plants and time-sensitive processes to contribute to and take part of larger site-wide networked systems. Our research indicates that cloud-native industrial control systems can be designed without compromising robustness and resiliency. Our main idea is to take advantage of the cloud, rather than adapting the clouds to the control systems.

The aim of this postdoc project is to take the next step, and solve the general problems of highly time-sensitive and mission-critical feedback control systems in the clouds. The project will be adapted to the background and expertize of the Postdoc. The Postdoc will work in a cross-disciplinary research environment that includes researchers and expertise in both Networking and Automatic Control. Our research is both theoretical and applied, and in close collaboration with industry partners. Research results will be validated in our testbed for control over the cloud, which means that the position requires very good proficiency in software development and cloud integration.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Very good profiency in software development and cloud integration.
  • Very good profiency in one or more of the following areas: networking, distributed systems, control theory, real-time systems, and mathematical modelling.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research in the research projects relevant for the position.
  • Teaching skills.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and 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.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

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Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

To apply, please click the button “Login and apply”

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2957
ContactMaria Kihl, maria.kihl@eit.lth.se, +46 46 222 90 10
Last application date18.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday October 18th, 2020

PhD position in the area of Process Modelling of CO2 Conditioning

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), invites an application for a PhD position in the area of process modelling of CO2 conditioning.

The PhD projects are part of the “3D” project (DMXTM Demonstration in Dunkirk) funded by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation program. This H2020 project (Grant Agreement N° 838031) has a 19.2-million-euro budget over 4 years, including 14.7 million euros in European Union subsidies. Coordinated by IFPEN, the “3D” project brings together 10 other partners from research and industry from 6 European countries: ArcelorMittal, Axens, Total, Greenflex, RWTH, DTU, ACP, CMI, Gassco, Brevik Engineering and Uetikon.

Responsibilities and tasks
The project will involve process modelling and simulation of CO2 conditioning as part of the full CO2 value chain from capture to storage. The process is based on CO2 captured from the steel blast furnaces of Arcelor-Mittal in Dunkirk and then conditioned and prepared for transport to the North Sea cluster.

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

A strong background in process engineering, process modelling, process simulation, thermodynamics, mathematical modelling, and computer programming experience is essential.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Nicolas von Solms, and Associate Professor Philip Fosbøl.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Nicolas von Solms, tel: +45 4525 2867, nvs@kt.dtu.dk, or Associate Philip Fosbøl, tel: +45 4525 2868, plf@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at www.kt.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 1 October 2020
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

PhD position in the field of respiratory proteases is available in the section for Protein Science & Signaling Biology

As a successful applicant, you will work with a team of postdocs and PhD students in close collaboration with national and international collaborators to unravel the molecular basis of how influenza virus crosses the species barrier from pig to human. You can read more about us here: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/Kerstin-Skovgaard

You will be a part of FluZooMark, an influenza One Health Center focused on determining factors that influences the capability of influenza viruses to cross species barriers and be the cause of zoonotic transmission and possibly future pandemics. The center involves leading researchers with unique knowledge about virology and immunology in the field of influenza. The center is an international collaboration funded by the Novo Nordisk foundation. Partners in the center are; University of Copenhagen, Statens Serum Institut, Technical University of Denmark, and St. Judes Children´s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA.

Project description and background
Influenza A virus infections have great impact on human and animal health and welfare. There is a profound lack of knowledge of host range barriers of swine influenza viruses. Thus, more knowledge on molecular determinants of host range restriction of new influenza A virus strains discovered in animals are urgently needed. The overall objective of the project is to identify serine proteases important for swine influenza viruses to cross the species barrier.

Responsibilities and tasks 
As a PhD-student enrolled at DTU and employed in the frame of FluZooMark, you must be willing to travel. All PhDs must attend a mandatory research stay in the laboratory of one of the other FluZooMark partners.

You will work with proteomic and degradomic profiling of the entire protease landscape in relevant cells and tissue after influenza A virus infection. Specific DIA-MS spectral libraries will be designed and used for quantitative proteome analysis before, during and after influenza A virus infection.

Further, your tasks as a PhD Student enrolled at DTU Bioengineering are to: Manage and execute your independent scientific project, actively participate in PhD courses, participate in international congresses, teach and disseminate your research, co-supervise master and bachelor students within your field and finally write scientific articles and finalize your PhD thesis.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in molecular biomedicine, engineering, biochemistry, or equivalent.

Candidates should have experience with targeted proteomics/proteomic by mass spectrometry, mining of proteomic data in Proteome DiscovererTM and Skyline. Experience with general  bioinformatic tools and statistical programs e.g. R. Show documented interest in both immunology and virology.

Personal qualifications are strong motivation, commitment and enthusiasm. A good standard of oral and written English is important.

We offer
A unique cross-disciplinary “One Health” research project.

An interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research and innovation.

The opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art, highly innovative and scientifically stimulating environment with ambitious colleagues.

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

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

Assessment
Assessment of the applicants will be made by senior scientist Kerstin Skovgaard. Further information may be obtained from Kerstin Skovgaard, mail: kesk@dtu.dk, +45 3588 6362. Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

You can read more about Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has > 200 employees, of which >2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 1 October 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Postdoctoral fellow within bioinformatics and comparative genomics

About the position

The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)  has a vacant three-year Post Doctoral–position in bioinformatics and comparative genomics.

The successful candidate will work in the project “What makes a tree a tree? Characterization and evolution of the gene regulatory network underlying wood formation” funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project aims to understand the process of wood formation in angiosperm and gymnosperm tree species by modelling the regulatory networks orchestrating the differentiation of stem cells into woody tissues.

The candidate will work on integrating data on gene expression, open chromatin and transcription factor binding to infer regulatory networks and then to compare these networks across multiple tree species.

Data and models will be disseminated by creating an online reference resource for wood biology integrated into PlantGenIE.org. In the later phase of the project, predicted regulatory interactions deemed important for the evolution of wood formation will be tested experimentally.

The candidate will be based in the Bioinformatics and Applied Statistics (BIAS) group, led by  Torgeir R. Hvidsten at NMBU with an opportunity for research visits at partner institutions: Nathaniel Street, Umeå Plant Science Centre and Klaas Vandepoele, VIB, Ghent University, Belgium. The candidate is also encouraged to apply to the Research Council of Norway for a research stay abroad which could extend the position with up to 12 months.

Main tasks

The following tasks will be performed:

  • Preprocess multi-omics data such as RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq and DAP-seq data
  • Integrate multi-omics data and regulatory motifs into regulatory networks
  • Perform comparative analysis of networks across species
  • Disseminate data and network models
  • Write scientific papers

The candidate will work in close collaboration with biologists at Umeå University generating the data and will be the project’s chief data analyst.

The main purpose of the post-doctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions. There will be opportunities to gain teaching experience.

Genredigering

Competence

Required Academic qualifications

  • A PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or another relevant subject

Required experiences and skills:

  • Extensive programming skills preferably in R
  • Broad experience with (multi)omics data analysis

Experience in the following areas will be emphasized:

  • (Multi)omics data analysis including RNA-seq, ATAC-seq and DAP-seq
  • Integration of regulatory motif databases and omics data
  • Network inference and comparative network analysis
  • Web-tool development

Personal qualities:

We are looking for a bright and ambitious person who is excited about working with computational challenges related to comparative studies of gene regulation. The ideal candidates will combine the following personal qualities:

  • Curious and open-minded
  • Ambitious, accurate and self-driven
  • Genuinely interested in scientific research
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Good communicative skills, both oral and written, in English

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-77) (NOK 523.200-741.300), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact Professor Torgeir R. Hvidsten, E-mail: torgeir.r.hvidsten@nmbu.no; phone +47 6723249.

general Information to applicants

Laboratoriearbeid

Application

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

Application deadline: 02.10.2020

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

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 02.10.2020. Please quote reference number (20/03596.)

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

About The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science

The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM) employs about 160 people. KBM represents a broad range of scientific fields encompassing basic natural sciences such as microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry as well as the application of these towards food chemistry, technology and safety, biotechnology, bioprocessing and environmental issues. The BIAS groups provide the faculty with experience in data analysis. The group consists of six (associate) professor with diverse interests in the intersection between life sciences and applied statistics/bioinformatics.

Further information: https://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/kbm 

Bioteknologibygningen NMBU

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees and 5,200 students. The university is divided into seven faculties and has campuses in Ås and Oslo. We will be co-located in Ås from 2021.
 

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

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Deadline

2nd October 2020

Post expires on Friday October 2nd, 2020

Postdoc on Interfacing a Single Spin with a Mechanical Oscillator

Over the last decade, the initialization and coherent control of individual spins in room temperature solid-state systems have significantly matured – it is now possible to coherently control, at room temperature, a single electron spin in a bath of million other electrons. In order to allow for new functionalities in the areas of quantum information processing and quantum sensing, it is important to be able to coherent couple this single electron spin to other physical systems such as a macroscopic harmonic oscillator. In this way, coherent control techniques of single spins can be transferred to the oscillator system, allowing for instance for the generation of non-Gaussian quantum states. Our goal is to steer the macroscopic mechanical oscillator (visible to the eye) by the single electron into a designable pure quantum state.

In this experimental PhD project, you will work with mechanical oscillators fabricated in-house, possessing state-of-the-art quality factors and functionalised with magnetic nano-structures. Using the Zeeman effect, you will investigate the coupling strength of the mechanical mode to a single electron spin associated with a nitrogen-vacancy center in a diamond crystal located in the close vicinity. The ultimate goal of the project is to coherently control and manipulate the oscillator motion using the spin.

The PhD position is offered in the section for Quantum Physics and Information Technology (QPIT) and the centre of excellence for macroscopic quantum states (biQ) at the Department of Physics of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). In QPIT we conduct widely recognised research in a range of diverse topics including quantum enhanced sensing, solid-state quantum optics and continuous variable quantum information.

Responsibilities and tasks
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a passion for experimental physics to construct and be in charge of an experimental setup involving state-of-the-art optics, electronics and mechanical components. In more detail, you will:

  • Expand and operate a confocal microscope setup suitable for the initialization, control and readout of single electron spins associated with nitrogen-vacancy centres,
  • Work closely together with nano-fabrication specialists and determine the field gradient of magnetic nano-structures,
  • Investigate and maximize the interaction between a single spin and a mechanical oscillator, and
  • Aim at the coherent control of the oscillator system by using the spin.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. In addition to that, you should have:

  • a passion for quantum and experimental physics,
  • experience with programming languages such as Python or Matlab,
  • great self-motivation, the ability to work independently and to solve experimental challenges, and
  • experience with constructing experimental setups and working on advanced optical systems.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For obtaining further information, please contact Prof. Ulrik Lund Andersen, ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk or Assoc. Prof. Alexander Huck, alexander.huck@fysik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Physics at www.fysik.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 October 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • At least 2 recommendation letters

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

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

QPIT’s vision is to understand, engineer and control complex quantum systems of light and matter, and to exploit these systems for quantum information processing and quantum metrology. We are a large, highly international research group of students and staff with diverse backgrounds. We have a friendly and dynamic research environment with close, daily interaction among all group members and strong collaborations with many academic and industrial partners. Technical support is excellent with electronics and process engineers embedded in the section and a large capacity, skilled mechanical workshop at the Department.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 31 October 2020
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Saturday October 31st, 2020

PhD Position in Visualization

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for a PhD position in visualization with a focus on the digital humanities. The proposed starting date is 1 November 2020. The hired candidate will be part of the Data Science and Statistics Group. Application deadline: 14 October 2020.

Candidate Profile 
We are looking for highly motivated students interested in designing and developing visual interfaces in collaboration with experts in (digital) humanities within a European project. The ideal candidate has an MSc in Computer Science, and has already gained experience on the intersection of visualization and digital humanities. A minimum requirement is acquired experience in at least one of the following areas:
• Information Visualization
• Human-computer Interaction
• Interface Design
• Digital Humanities.

Experience in interdisciplinary projects and writing scientific publications is a plus.

Fluency in English is required.

The position is financed by the European research project “In/Tangible European Heritage – Visual Analysis, Curation and Communication (InTaVia)”. The InTaVia project aims to draw together tangible and intangible assets of European heritage to enable their mutual contextualization. The development of new means of data creation, curation, and transnational integration is focused. In this context, the University of Southern Denmark will be involved in developing a visual analytics environment to help CH experts to better access, analyze, and visually communicate cultural collections and related biographical and contextual knowledge to the interested public. Together with visualization experts from other European institutions, an information portal for the integration, visual analysis and communication of tangible and intangible cultural assets will be developed. It will support synoptic sense-making and storytelling about European heritage with implications for research, pedagogy, journalism, cultural tourism, creative industries and heritage institutions.

About the Department and the University 

Based in Odense, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers an inclusive and international working environment with state-of-the-art facilities as well as a strong tradition for collaboration across departments and faculties, and with other educational institutions, municipalities, and industries. More than two thirds of the department’s employees come from outside of Denmark.

The University of Southern Denmark was founded in 1966 and now has more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad. It has more than 3,800 employees, and 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering. Its main campus is located in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. Odense provides family-friendly living conditions with the perfect combination of a historic city centre with an urban feel and yet a close proximity to beaches and recreational areas. Its location on the beautiful island of Funen is ideal with easy access by train or highway to the bigger cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen. As the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s famous fairytale author, the city is home to a vibrant and creative population that hosts numerous festivals and markets throughout the year.

For further information please contact Assistant Professor Stefan Jänicke, tel.: +45 6550 3584, e-mail: stjaenicke@imada.sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

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

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 14 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Wednesday October 14th, 2020

Postdoc in Asymmetric Metal Catalysis

A 1-year post-doctoral fellowship in homogeneous asymmetric metal catalysis under the supervision of Assistant Professor Søren Kramer is available at the Technical University of Denmark. The project is funded by the Villum Experiment program, and it will be performed in the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section at DTU Chemistry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a 1-year position.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 10 November 2020 (23:59 local time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications and presentations
  • At least two recommendation letters from academic referees

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 10 November 2020
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Tuesday November 10th, 2020