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PhD position in low-power computer vision for drone systems, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark

The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center, at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at the SDU, is offering:

A PhD position starting from October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for three years.

The PhD will work on the TeamPlay project: Time, Energy and security Analysis for Multi/Many-core heterogeneous PLAtforms. The project was recently funded by the ICT-05 call: Customized and Low Energy Computing under Horizon 2020 Framework Program.

The goal of the TeamPlay project is to develop new, formally-motivated techniques that will allow execution time, energy usage, security, and other important non-functional properties of parallel software to be treated effectively, and as first-class citizens. This will be built into a toolbox for developing highly parallel software for low-energy systems, as required by drones, the internet of things, cyber-physical systems etc. The TeamPlay approach will allow programs to reflect directly on their own time, energy consumption, security, etc., as well as enabling the developer to reason about both the functional and the nonfunctional properties of their software at the source code level.

In the context of this project, we provide the following topic for the position: “Low-power computer vision for drone systems”. The focus will be on applying the TeamPlay platform to analyze, optimize, and implement the main energy-consuming computer vision software components in the drone system. The optimized applications will serve as use cases for the project as a whole and will be implemented on experimental drone platforms. The research activities will be focusing on methods for optimizing the energy usage of computationally heavy onboard vision applications, including the adaptive use of different algorithms for onboard vision and communication with the ground station.

The successful candidates will be expected to have:

  1. Master’s degree in embedded systems, computer engineering, applied mathematics, robotics or related fields.
  2. Strong background in computer vision; experience with deep learning, system integration, static analysis, microprocessors, or GPUs is considered an advantage.
  3. Good programming and modeling skills (e.g., Python, C, C++, Matlab/Simulink, UML, SystemC).

Additionally, the candidate should have excellent writing skills and be able to work independently. The successful candidate for the position will be affiliated with the UAS center at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, the University of Southern Denmark.

The applicant should provide a cover letter explaining his/her approach to the problem, and at most three articles illustrating his/her publication record and research interests, in addition to standard items such as CV, full publication list, etc. (see below).

Contact Information

Further information is available from Assistant Professor Emad Samuel Malki Ebeid, email esme@mmmi.sdu.dk.

Conditions of employment
Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position.  The approval of the enrollment by the PhD school is a condition for the employment. The enrollment and employment will cease without further notice at the end of the 3-year period. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

An employed PhD fellow cannot have other paid work during the employment.

Requirements for the position
To be considered for the position it is required that the applicant meets the requirements for enrollment in the PhD school.

An assessment committee will assess all applications. Each applicant will receive his/her own assessment.

An interview might be part of the assessment process.

Application
Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Please read guidelines for applicants.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The applications must include:

•    Cover letter as mentioned above. Please attach it to “Application material” under “Other relevant material”
•    Completed application form
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Application stating reasons for applying. Please attach your motivated application to “Application material” under “Project description”
•    Certified diplomas and transcripts of exams
•    Calculation of grade point average in this form
•    References
•    List of publications indicating the publications attached
•    Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file to each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file

If relevant, information on previous teaching experience can be submitted as a Teaching Portfolio

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

The application must be in English.

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

Further information about the PhD programme at the faculty and SDU can be found at:
The SDU PhD webpages
The faculty PhD webpages
Study in Denmark

Deadline: 9 September 2018
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday September 9th, 2018

Postdoc in hydrocarbon intumescent coatings and advanced microscopic techniques

The CoaST Research Centre at DTU Chemical Engineering seeks a qualified candidate for a vacant Postdoc position on hydrocarbon intumescent coatings and advanced microscopic techniques.

The Research Center CoaST
The activities in CoaST cover coating technologies from raw materials, over formulation, test and characterization to production and application. In the broad perspective, the center will support development, production and use of high performance coatings with improved sustainability profiles over the lifetime of the coating. Areas of research are anticorrosive coatings for steel structures, blade coatings for wind turbines, intumescent coatings for passive fire protection, antifouling coatings for ships, insulation coatings for heat loss reduction, coatings for the cement- and mineral industries, and coatings for oil- and gas pipelines at high temperature and high pressure.

Responsibilities and tasks
An intumescent coating is a coating that can prolong the structural life of steel in a case of fire. For the development and evaluation of intumescent coatings, it is important to develop reliable and fast testing methods to evaluate the performance of the coatings. This project has a strong focus on hydrocarbon type intumescent coatings for oil rigs.
The objective is to develop novel testing methods for hydrocarbon intumescent coatings through experimental work in advanced high-temperature reactors and model development. In addition, detailed chemical and microscopic analyses of the chars formed are essential for mapping of the complex intumescent coating mechanisms.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD in chemical engineering and coatings, preferably with acquired skills in advanced micro- and macroscopic techniques. It is a requirement that scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals have been prepared and preferably published as part of the candidate’s PhD study.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the postdoc degree is subject to academic approval.

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 salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for postdoc. The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information on the projects contact: Associate Professor Søren Kiil (sk@kt.dtu.dk) or Head of department Professor Kim Dam-Johansen, KDJ@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering here. http://www.kt.dtu.dk/english

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2018 (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:

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitae (with list of publications or manuscripts prepared)Grade transcripts of relevant diploma (an official translation into English)

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, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

Two Postdoc positions in Photonic Integration 990335

Within the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark, two 2-year Postdoc positions in the field of photonic integration are available.
The positions are available as soon as possible.

The first position focuses on the development of ultra-low noise photonic microwave oscillators (20 GHz), realized on a photonic integrated circuit. The most accurate microwave oscillators known today are based on photonics. However, these oscillators are typically laboratory-based. Recent breakthroughs in photonic integrated circuit technology, such as high-Q resonators on a chip, indicate that we should now be able to integrate such laboratory systems on an optical chip.

The second position focuses on the development of plasmonic nano-antennas to couple light from a silicon photonic network-on-chip to nanoscale spintronic (magneto-optic) memory elements. The goal is to create a new optically written memory technology, with unsurpassed speed and energy-efficiency. The work will be carried out within the EU consortium SPICE (www.spice-fetopen.eu/).  

Our group (Photonic Integrated Circuits) mostly takes a fabless approach, which means that we focus on the simulation, design and characterization of circuits for the selected applications, leaving the fabrication to so-called foundry platforms, e.g., as offered through JePPIX (www.jeppix.eu) and ePIXfab (www.epixfab.eu). We can do plasmonic fabrication in our own cleanroom.

Aarhus University is a leading research university, which is in the top-100 on several major global university rankings. The Department of Engineering has only recently been established and is growing very rapidly in terms of students, staff and research output, thereby offering very nice opportunities for pioneering efforts. You will actively be involved in reaching out to industry to transfer this photonic technology and in acquiring new projects based on this work.

Qualifications and specific competences
Applicants must have:

  • a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or similar, with a strong publication track record in fields relevant to the position;
  • a solid background in opto-electronics / photonics;
  • experimental skills in optics, photonics and/or electronics and microwave technology;
  • the ability and willingness to explore the fundamental limits of photonic integrated circuit performance;
  • the ability to work with experts from a broad range of scientific and technology backgrounds;
  • strong communication and collaboration skills.

Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Science and Technology, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Further information
For further information please contact associate professor Martijn Heck, +4521186394 / mheck@eng.au.dk

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Unit: Department of Engineering
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Post expires on Thursday August 30th, 2018

Department of Computer Science is looking for a Post doc for the Cryptography and Security group 998710

The research group in cryptography and security at Aarhus University is looking for a 2-year postdoc.

The successful candidate should have extensive expertise in Cryptography and research experience in Secure Multiparty Computation, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, and Blockchain. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in protocols based on garbled circuits and ZK-SNARKS

The position is for two years and the starting date is expected to be October 10, 2018.

The responsibilities of the successful applicant would include research on the above topics in collaboration with other staff and project partners, along with modest teaching and service tasks.

Educatinal qualifications:
PhD. Degree/ Post Doc level

Department Of Computer Science was founded in 1968 as part of the Departement of Mathematical Sciences. The department became independent in 1998 and houses a total of 100 employees.

Questions regarding this job offer should be directed to Professor Ivan Damgård ivan@cs.au.dk

The place of work is åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N and the area of employment is Aarhus University.

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 27 August 2018
Unit: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Monday August 27th, 2018

PhD project: Exploring Plasma-catalysis for Sustainable Production of Chemicals

In a collaboration between Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU and Haldor Topsøe A/S we are offering a PhD position within the exploration of plasma assisted catalysis and catalytic process development for sustainable production of chemicals. Plasma catalysis is the combination of primarily a non-thermal plasma, providing electrons to excite molecules, and a catalytic surface, enabling these to react chemically with enhanced selectivity for the desired products. A plasma is generated by electricity, and so it is also highly relevant in the expected electrification of society that is taking place with the rapid development of solar and wind based electricity.

The PhD project will pioneer this research area at the department, and will develop new catalysts and processes to selected chemicals and intermediates such as hydrogen/synthesis gas or oxidation products like methanol and formaldehyde from methane, dehydrogenation reactions of alkanes to olefins and aromatics, ammonia etc.

The PhD project will be supervised by Prof. Anker Degn Jensen and Asc. Prof. Jakob Munkholt Christensen from the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU in collaboration with Dr. Martin Østberg from the partnering company Haldor Topsøe A/S.

Responsibilities and tasks

    A thorough literature study of plasma assisted catalysis and selection of promising reactionsEstablish experimental capabilities at the department within plasma assisted catalysisCatalyst synthesis and characterizationDevelop and optimize catalyst testing proceduresDevelopment of modelling capabilities within plasma assisted catalysis and modelling of selected reactions

Qualifications
Master of Science in Chemical engineering, Chemistry or Physics, preferably with experience from catalysis as well as modelling and laboratory work.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Anker Degn Jensen from DTU-Chemical Engineering and R&D Director Dr. Martin Østberg from Haldor Topsøe A/S.

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 Anker Degn Jensen, aj@kt.dtu.dk
You can read more about Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering on www.kt.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 28 August 2018.

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:

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel 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.

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

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

Deadline: 28 August 2018
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Tuesday August 28th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Machine Learning and Travel Behaviour Analysis

The Transport Modelling Division of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Management Engineering, is looking for excellent applicants to pursue PhD studies, starting in November 2018.

The focus of this research is on application of Machine Learning and Transport Modelling research to Smartphone data collection methods.

In many places in the world, travel surveys are moving from the traditional pen and paper, phone call, or web-interface instruments to smartphone based ones. Consequently, we go from a procedure that is intensive in terms of user burden (e.g. respond to many questions in a few minutes, recall spatial and temporal details of recent trips) to one that is device intensive (e.g. automatically detect trips and stops, infer purpose, etc.). In this way, new transportation models can benefit from higher spatial and temporal accuracy, but also longer time windows (e.g. each user contributes with multiple days of data).

This promised revolution in data quality relies on substantial work on developing methods that are able to learn from user behaviour, process noisy data, use energy efficiently, and work robustly in a different number of settings (e.g. iOS and Android). Plenty of work exists already in this field, but some key limitations still exist. Of particularly interest to us are: learning (on an intra and inter user basis): usage of network information (e.g. map matching), perception of social interactions.

In this project we aim at complement current and upcoming smartphone travel survey technologies with improved machine learning components that address the challenges above. This may be done on an online fashion (integrated with a survey software), or a postprocessing one (where we improve the data collected).

Responsibilities and tasks

    Literature review on survey technology, machine learning for behaviour modelling;Design and implement one or more machine learning models;Test the effectiveness of the approaches on ground truth data:

Qualifications

    A Master’s degree in computer science, management engineering, operations research, computer engineering, statistics,, statistical physics, mathematical modelling or relatedExcellent programming capabilities, in at least one scientific language (e.g. Python, Matlab, R, Julia)Excellent background in statistics and probabilities

Knowledge about app development for smart phones are preferable.

The following soft skills are also important:

    Curiosity and interest about current and future mobility challenges (e.g. autonomous mobility, traffic prediction, travel behaviour)Good communication skills in English, both written and orallyWillingness to engage in group-work with a multi-national team

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by 30 September 2018.

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.

This project involves an extended stay in Singapore of 1 year, during those 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For more information, please contact Francisco C. Pereira (camara@dtu.dk), +45 4525 1496.

You can read more about DTU in www.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2018.

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:

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel 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.

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

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimization of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching, we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable organization and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production, and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has 340 employees; including an academic staff of 190 and 68 PhD students. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and a total of 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department.

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

Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Management Engineering
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

PhD scholarship in Microbial Ecology and Evolution at the Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites (CeMiSt)

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) at the Technical University of Denmark is offering a PhD scholarship within the Bacterial Interactions and Evolution group in the Section for Microbial and Chemical Ecology. The PhD project is part of the Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites (CeMiSt). 
 
CeMiSt is one of 10 new Centers of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center opened on 1 January 2018 and will run for six years with an option for a four-year extension. The Center is based at the Technical University of Denmark and hosted by the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering). Three DTU departments and 10 senior faculty participate in the Center and >15 PhD students and postdocs will be hired. The purpose of CeMiSt is to unravel the biological role of microbial secondary metabolites in natural microbiological communities. The Center is led by Professor Lone Gram.

We are seeking a candidate to study the secondary metabolites of Bacilli using molecular and population biology tools in the research field of microbial ecology and evolution. You will be involved in a fun PhD project on microbial natural products, with strong international connections, productive scientific environment, and work-life balance.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your PhD project will contribute to our understanding of the role of secondary metabolites on microbial interactions and evolution including bacterial biofilms. You will explore the impact of secondary metabolites on microbial community assembly in the soil and use transposon sequencing, among others, to understand the function of natural products on bacterial physiology and development.
 
Experience within the following areas of microbiology will be an advantage:

    microbial secondary metabolitesmicrobial ecology and evolution, population biologymolecular bacteriologyTransposon sequencingfluorescence microscopy

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.
 
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide. 
 
Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ákos T. Kovacs.
 
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 an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
 
Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.
  
The expected start date is January 2019.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ákos T. Kovács, tel.: +45 4525 2527 or atkovacs@dtu.dk.
 
Please do not send applications to this e-mail address; instead, please follow the electronic application and submission procedure as explained below.
 
You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk. You can also find a DTU podcast introducing the Center at www.cemist.dtu.dk.
 
Application
Please submit your online application no later than 8 September 2018 (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:

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter), including contact details for 2 refereesCurriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel 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.

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

The Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites aims to establish what effect microbial secondary metabolites have on other microorganisms in their natural environment. We have traditionally perceived them as ‘competition substances’, but in natural environments they are rarely produced in quantities of antibiotic effect. The Center’s hypothesis is that secondary metabolites constitute a network of signal molecules that directly affect gene expression, behaviour, and metabolism of the microorganisms and thus play a decisive role in the composition and function of microbiological societies. We will explore this in an interdisciplinary collaboration with the use of sequence-based, analytical-chemical, molecular, bioinformatic, and classic microbiological methods.
 
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 approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.
 
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 8 September 2018
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Saturday September 8th, 2018

Postdoctoral position in advanced neuroimaging at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (SU-150)

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.

Postdoctoral position in advanced neuroimaging at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (SU-150)

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Psychology as postdoctoral fellow in multimodal neuroimaging for a period of 2 years, without teaching duties. The position as postdoctoral fellow is a fixed-term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The Department of Psychology currently has approximately 110 employees and 1100 students. The Department holds a large and diverse research community covering a variety of disciplines within psychology, and offers studies at the bachelor-, master- and PhD level in addition to a study programme in clinical psychology. The Department also has three outpatient clinics that offer outpatient treatment as part of the educational programme in clinical psychology. In addition, the Department participates in extensive local, national and international research collaborations. Our research ambition is to be internationally and nationally leading in various disciplines of psychology.

The postdoctoral fellow will work at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (CNL), headed by Associate professor Alexander Olsen. CNL focuses on investigating the consequences of brain injury and disease as well as the effects of treatment and neurorehabilitation by combining advanced neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques with wearable sensor technologies, neurocognitive assessments, and clinical measures. Clinical MRI facilities at NTNU include 3T MR-scanners, a hybrid PET/MR system, and from 2019 there will also be a 7T system in place.

The successful candidate will develop work that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The postdoctoral fellow will have a key role in our research activities linked to the ENIGMA Brain Injury working group. ENIGMA is a framework with harmonized protocols for data processing and analysis across multiple sites and cohorts. The postdoctoral fellow will work in close collaboration with our world-wide partners to provide new knowledge on the consequences of traumatic brain injury by utilizing an unprecedented sample size compared to typical neuroimaging studies. Duties will include occasional travel to recruit and coordinate with collaborators.

Qualifications
The requirement for the position is a completed Norwegian PhD, or a completed foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD. To be considered for the position, the defence of the PhD thesis must have been completed and approved. For this position, the candidate must have a PhD in neuroimaging, computer science, bioinformatics, medicine, neuroscience, psychology or equivalent.

In the assessment of the candidates, the following qualifications will be emphasized:

  • Experience in neuroimaging data analysis
  • Prior experience in engaging with an international network
  • Experience with team science and open science
  • Theoretical and conceptual knowledge within clinical and/or cognitive neuroscience
  • Documented skills in writing manuscripts, and a strong publication track record within the relevant field.
  • Personal qualifications will be emphasized, and we prefer candidates who have excellent cooperation skills, the ability to carry out flexibility and motivation to contribute to a good work environment.
  • Recommendations/references.

Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

Employment will be activated in accordance to existing regulations of 31.01.2006 with NTNUs supplementary purviews of 17.06.2009.

Application
Applications should include:

  • A publication list
  • Relevant samples of publications (no more than five)
  • A motivation letter (up to three pages)
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation
  • A full CV with a complete list of publications, and authorized documentation of certificates and study records.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a join piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Please note that all documents should be translated in English or a Scandinavian language.

It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Immigrants are encouraged to apply for all positions.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Salary and Working Conditions
The Postdoctoral Fellow is paid according to salary scale 24 in the national salary scheme, gross from NOK 515 200 per year, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks. Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

Further information about the position is available by contacting associate professor Alexander Olsen at the Department of Psychology, phone 91722824 and e-mail alexander.olsen@ntnu.no.

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Erik Lunde, e-mail: erik.lunde@ntnu.no.

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through www.jobbnorge.no. Documents submitted after the deadline will not be taken into account in the evaluation.

 

Application deadline: 30.09.2018

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Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

PhD research fellowship in ultrasound for non-destructive testing in CIUS (IE 117-2018)

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.

PhD research fellowship in ultrasound for non-destructive testing in CIUS (IE 117-2018)

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is offering a 3-year PhD position in ultrasound and signal processing. The theme is non-destructive testing in pipelines and the project is a collaboration with the industrial company Halfwave, a dynamic young company gathering experts in ultrasound technology.

The project is part of Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) funded for 8 years by the Research Council of Norway. CIUS is a collaborative effort between 11 ultrasound industry companies, 3 universities and a university college, SINTEF, and 5 public health partners. CIUS has large multidisciplinary research environment across geographical locations; at NTNU, Trondheim; The University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo; and the University College of South-East Norway (USN) in Horten.

In this project the candidate will acquire a deep understanding on the propagation of acoustic waves in solid materials (pipelines) and how anomalies such as cracks can influence their propagation. She/he will study aspects of sound propagation to improve the sensitivity of acoustic waves to such defaults. The candidate will use simulation tools such as COMSOL Multiphysics to model the propagation of sound waves in pipes and validate these with experimental data.

The candidate will be affiliated to NTNU in Trondheim and has the main supervisor at NTNU, has day-to-day supervision at UiO in Oslo, all in close collaboration with HalfWave (also located in Oslo).

Workplace: Oslo; at the group for digital signal processing and image analysis at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UiO. It is also expected that the candidate travels frequently to NTNU in Trondheim and spends time with the corporate partner HalfWave.

Detailed description of the project
Stress corrosion cracking poses a serious threat to pipeline integrity. To mitigate this risk, oil and gas operators spend significant capital in inspection of pipelines. The current tools, however, are reported to have issues with the sensitivity and sizing of small cracks especially for gas pipelines. Halfwave has been using ultrasound and the half-wave resonance in gas pipes to detect surface anomalies for some years now. Recently they observed that the waves generated inside the pipe wall propagated a significant distance along the pipe and were sensitive to material inhomogeneities such as cracks. Preliminary theoretical studies and experiments show promising results for the use of guided waves to detect cracks in the wall of gas pipes. The aim for this PhD project is to bring deeper understanding of the experimental results, conduct new experiments and simulations to foster new concepts, and explore new analysis methods.

Qualifications
The successful candidate holds an MSc degree in acoustics, physics, mathematics, signal processing, electronics, or computer science with an emphasis on wave physics and signal processing. CIUS aims to be a world-leading center for research and innovation in next-generation ultrasound technologies. Candidates for this position will be selected in accordance with this aim and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Good analytical and programming skills are essential. It is imperative that the candidate has a proven ability to work in an experimental setting and is willing and interested in doing laboratory work. Besides technical skills, we are looking for a curious, ambitious candidate who is highly motivated to do research and contribute to the work carried out in CIUS. Good communication skills in both oral and written English are expected. We strongly encourage that the application is accompanied by a short cover letter explaining briefly how the applicant’s background and education fit the goals and requirements of this project.

Formal regulations
Appointments are made in accordance with the regulations in force regarding terms of employment for Ph.D. candidates issued by the Ministry of Education and Research, with relevant parts of the additional guidelines for appointment as a Ph.D. candidate at NTNU.

Applicants must undertake to participate in an organized Ph.D. programme of study during their period of employment. The person who is appointed must comply with the conditions that apply at any time to employees in the public sector. In addition, a contract will be signed regarding the period of employment. Applicants must be qualified for admission as Ph.D. student at NTNU. See http://www.ime.ntnu.no/forskning/phd for information about Ph.D. studies at NTNU.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and assessments regarding the legislations regulating export control. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age, and gender. Women are encouraged to apply.

Salary conditions

The position is in code 1017 Research fellow, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 449 400 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

General information
The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering wants to attract outstanding and creative candidates who can contribute to our ongoing research activities. We believe that diversity is important to achieve a good, inclusive working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of the gender, disability or cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the number of women in its workforce, and female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants.

The application must contain

  • A one-page cover letter including an explanation of how your research interests and background would fit the position.
  • Information about education and relevant experience (academic CV).
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to attach a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.)
  • Names and contact information of at least two references

Incomplete applications may not be taken into consideration.

The application must be sent electronically as one combined PDF file via this page (Jobbnorge.no).

For further information, please contact:

Main supervisor

Hefeng Dong, Professor

Institute of Electronic Systems

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

hefeng.dong@ntnu.no

+47 93412370

Co-supervisor

Fabrice Prieur, Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Group for Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis

Department of Informatics

University of Oslo

fabrice@ifi.uio.no

+47 22852407

Co-supervisor

Petter Norli, R&D Director

HalfWave AS

petter.norli@halfwave.com

+47 97658255

Mark the application IE 117-2018

New deadline for application: 30 September 2018

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Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

Post Doctor position in Medium Voltage DC grid design and optimization for underwater applications (IE-149-2018)

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.

Post Doctor position in Medium Voltage DC grid design and optimization for underwater applications (IE-149-2018)

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, http://www.ntnu.edu/ie at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy for a 100% position (2 years) as a Post Doc researcher at the Department of Electric Power Engineering http://www.ntnu.edu/elkraft. The described Post Doc position is part of a research project on “High-Efficiency all-electric DC supply systems for subsea work-class remotely operated vehicles (HEROVs)”. HEROVs is a joint research collaboration between NTNU and two industrial partners: Ingeteam Power Technology S.A. based in Bilbao, Spain, and Argus Remote Systems A.S. based in Bergen, Norway.

Information about the department of Electrical Power Engineering

Currently there are 12 Professors, 7 Associate Professors and 4 Lecturers at the Department of Electric Power Engineering. In addition, there are 4 Adjunct Professors, 2 Adjunct Associate Professors, 9 Postdoctoral researchers, 2 Researchers, about 35 PhD students, and 15 technical/administrative staff. Research activities are organized under two research groups: Power Systems Group and Power Technology Group. The department has a good laboratory infrastructure for research and education, as well as a mechanical workshop, supported by a technical staff of 10 persons.

The department has a wide range of teaching responsibilities, ranging from fundamental education in electric power engineering for other engineering students, Master’s programs in Energy and Environment, International MSc programs within Electric Power Engineering and Wind Energy, as well as PhD education and continuing education.

Work description

The increasing growth of offshore and subsea activities in deep and ultra-deep waters, underpinned by the steep increase in offshore wind farms deployments, oil and gas processes progressively moved to the seafloor and other niche applications such as deep sea mining, military and forensics, require high number of underwater vehicles. They have high power demands and must be capable of operating under extreme conditions. The focus of the HEROVs project is on work-class Remotely Operated Vehicles (WROVs), which have power ratings exceeding 200 kVA and operate in ultra-deep waters. The WROV industry is presently transitioning to all-electric solutions enabling higher reliability, reduced weight and improved efficiency and controllability, but this poses challenging requirements to their subsea power supply system.

The goal of the overall project is to design, analyze and experimentally verify high-efficiency all-electric DC power distribution systems for deep underwater vehicles based on medium-voltage DC (MVDC) technology. In particular, within HEROVs, a post doc researcher will investigate the design and optimization of the MVDC distribution grid, while a closely related PhD project will focus on the design and optimization of power electronic converters employed on WROVs.

Within this context, there is one vacant Post Doctor position available at NTNU within the field of Medium Voltage DC grid design and optimization for underwater applications.

The successful Post Doc candidate is expected to identify optimal configurations for the DC power distribution grid used to supply power to different types of submerged loads by applying multi-objective optimization techniques. This shall result in the development of a tool to identify the best configuration from multiple standpoints (e.g. in terms of losses, weight, cost, etc.) and given operating conditions. The design criteria should take into account the technical choices made for the surface generator (e.g. converter design), as well as the load mission profile. Hence, the Post Doc candidate will need to work in close synergy with a PhD candidate and other researchers contributing to the project. The final result will be the small-scale laboratory testing of the selected grid system using Power Hardware-in-the-Loop techniques, in collaboration with the industrial partner, Ingeteam.

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD degree within electrical engineering and experience with MVDC application and/or a good understanding of multi-objective optimization techniques applied to electrical grids. A strong background in stability and control of power electronic systems will be merited and experience with Hardware-in-the-Loop testing will be an advantage.

Excellent analytical and communication skills are required.

The candidates must have excellent collaboration skills as well as an ability to work independently.

The Post Doc position is expected to start in autumn 2018.

Applicants currently enrolled in a PhD programme who expect to pursue the PhD degree before the date of appointment must forward documentation for the date of their final exam.

For further information about position, please contact Professor Elisabetta Tedeschi by e-mail:  elisabetta.tedeschi@ntnu.no

Applicants are required to submit a one-page research proposal within the proposed research area.

 Formal regulations
Appointments are made in accordance to the regulations in force regarding terms of employment for Post Doctor candidates issued by the Ministry of Education and Research, with relevant parts of the additional guidelines for appointment as a Post Doctor candidate at NTNU. The person who is appointed must comply with the conditions that apply at any time to employees in the public sector. In addition, a contract will be signed regarding the period of employment.

Language requirements
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 and 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.

Salary conditions
The Post doctor position is in code 1352 Research fellow, salary grade range from 57 in the Norwegian State salary scale, gross NOK 490.900 per year, depending on qualifications. A deduction of 2% is made as a statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

General
We can offer:

  • an informal and friendly workplace with dedicated colleagues
  • academic challenges

attractive schemes for housing loan, insurance and pension in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

 

High motivation and good analytical and communication skills will be emphasized in the employment process.

Diversity is important to achieve a good, inclusive working environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, regardless of gender, disability, and cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the number of women in its workforce, and women are specifically encouraged to apply.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations for State Employees and Civil Servants in Norway. The candidate must adhere to regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or the organizational changes concerning activities at NTNU.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have her/his name entered on the list of applicants.

The application
Applications are to be submitted electronically through this page (http://www.jobbnorge.no).

The application should contain (all in one combined PDF file):

  • A one-page research proposal within the proposed research area.
  • CV.
  • 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 and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.
  • Publications relevant to the research scope and any other work which the applicant wishes to be taken into account should clearly state the applicant’s contribution. A short summary should be attached outlining the applicant’s input to joint work.
  • A statement of purpose including an explanation of how your research interests and background would fit the position.
  • List of scientific publications.
  • Names and contact information of at least two references.

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Please mark your application with: IE-149-2018 

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2018.

 

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Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Piezoelectric Microactuators

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Piezoelectric Microactuators

Department of Microsystems has a vacancy for a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in microsystems technology.

The position is with the Department of Microsystems and the Postdoctoral Fellow reports to the Head of Department. The place of employment is Campus Vestfold in Horten.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a Norwegian doctorate or equivalent education abroad in microsystem technology, electrical or mechanical engineering, physics or applied mathematics. Candidates that will defend their thesis in the near future may be considered.

We are looking for a candidate with good knowledge of piezoelectricity and a strong interest in piezoelectric devices. Preferably, the candidate should be skilled in theory and modelling of piezoelectric devices and with some experience in experimental characterisation of such devices. Background in piezoelectric transducers such as ultrasound transducers, actuators for optical applications or energy harvesting, SAW and BAW based devices etc. is beneficial but not required.

The research will be conducted within a project team and the candidate’s ability to work in a such team will be assessed. The candidate is expected to have good communication skills in both oral and written English. Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

Information about the position
The position is within a project on piezoelectric devices funded by the Research Council of Norway and has industry collaboration. The main challenge is to understand better how to design and operate actuators for imaging applications. A major task is to investigate new transducer structures with complicated drive electrodes and develop static and dynamic models based on analytic treatments and multiphysics finite element calculations. Experimental verification/falsification is also part of the work. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to contribute in supporting more junior members of the project team.

The appointment is for a term of two years.

For further information concerning the position, please contact Professor Einar Halvorsen (email: Einar.Halvorsen@usn.no / phone: +47 31009318) at the Department of Microsystems.

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
  • A good social environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan

Salary
Postdoctoral fellow (postdoktor) (code 1352): NOK 515 200 – 658 300 a year, depending on seniority. A statutory contribution will be made from the employee’s salary to the state pension plan.

Additional information
The Academic Appointments Board is responsible for appointments to academic positions at University of South-Eastern Norway. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews and must be prepared to present and discuss the project.

The successful applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to the position.

It is an aim of personnel policy that the academic staff of University of South-Eastern Norway should reflect the composition of the general population. It is therefore a personnel policy objective to achieve a balanced age and gender composition on the faculty and to recruit people from ethnic minority backgrounds. People from ethnic minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position.

There are few women employed in research positions at the Department, and consequently women are especially encouraged to apply.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information act § 25 2 paragraph, information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure. The applicant will be informed if his/her request has been declined.

How to apply
University of South-Eastern Norway uses online applications. We therefore ask applicants to register their application and CV online by clicking on the “Send application” link to the right. The application must include the following documents:

  1. Certified diplomas and certificates from university college/university
  2. PhD thesis
  3. Any scientific publications and a list of these
  4. Three references (contact information)

Please note that all documents must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language by an authorized translator.

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Post expires on Sunday September 2nd, 2018

Call for PhD fellowships at SDU Center for Energy Informatics

SDU Center for Energy Informatics (CEI) is an interdisciplinary industry oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative ICT-based smart energy solutions that can facilitate the transition towards a sustainable energy system. The center’s strategic application domains include Smart Buildings, Smart Industries, Smart Cities and Communities, Smart Energy Business Ecosystems, and Smart Energy Networks. SDU Center for Energy Informatics is part of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark, and located at the main Campus in Odense.

We are looking for highly-motivated students with ambition to become researchers and invite applications for 3 years PhD Fellowships. Applicants are required to have a master in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Energy Technology at the time of employment. Applicants are required to document fulfillment of the conditions for admission to the PhD school. See here for grade conversion scheme.

Furthermore, the successful candidate

• has excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
• is able to work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics
• can contribute to current and future research projects

The application must include a research plan of max. 3 pages, indicating the candidates expected research for the coming 3-year period. The plan must include problem motivation, state of art, research hypothesis, proposed methodology, and expected results. The research plan must address one of the two announced topics below, and indicate the applicants’ competence to execute the research plan. Research plans addressing other than the two announced research topics will not be considered.

1. Multi-agent based modelling and simulation for the smart energy sector,
The project will target the development of multi-agent based simulations of the smart energy sector and use these simulations to investigate how influential factors relating to climate, environment, social behavior, technology, economics, policy and regulations affects the evolution of the smart energy sector. The PhD research will contribute to the design and assessment of smart energy solutions and business models in collaboration with CEI industrial partners.

2. Artificial Intelligence for energy efficient operation of cyber physical systems,
The project will address the application of Genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks for finding Pareto optimal solutions to multi-objective optimization problems in cyber physical systems. The PhD research will contribute to current and future R&D projects on optimizing industrial production facilities.

Applications will be evaluated and positions filled based on need and relevance of the group of applicants. Application deadline August 26th, 2018

Further information is available by Head of Centre, Professor, PhD, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, bnj@mmmi.sdu.dk

Conditions of employment

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the 3-year period. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

An employed PhD fellow cannot have other paid work during the employment.

Requirements for the position
To be considered for the position it is required that the applicant meets the requirements for enrollment in the PhD school.

An expert will assess all applications. Each applicant will receive his/her own assessment.

An interview might be part of the assessment process.

Application
Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Please read guidelines for applicants.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The applications must include:

•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Completed application form
•    Application stating reasons for applying. Please attach your application to “application material” under “Research Plan”
•    Diplomas
•    Calculation of grade point average in this form

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

The application must be in English.

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

Further information about the PhD programme at the faculty and SDU can be found at:
The SDU PhD webpages
The faculty PhD webpages
Study in Denmark

Deadline: 26 August 2018
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday August 26th, 2018

Post-doc in Electronic Plants, Norrkoping

Ref LiU-2018-01879

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 due to retirement among our current staff and an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

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

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Post-doc in Electronic Plants
formally based at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, at the Department of Science and Technology of Linköping University

Duties
A Post-doc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

The Post-doc will focus on advancing the vivo manufacturing techniques for developing electronics in vivo, in plants. The research will be part of the FET-OPEN project HyPhOE- Hybrid Electronics Based on Photosynthetic Organisms. One of the main goals of this project is to develop a set of tools and methods for bi-directional electronic and chemical interfacing with photosynthetic organisms. The post-doc will primarily focus on research and personal development within the field of electronics plants. The post-doc will investigate manufacturing methods for developing electronics in plants in vivo with focus on functionalization of rooted plants. The post will work closely with the chemists of the group. The findings will be the backbone for the targeted applications for the project that relates to energy systems and environmental monitoring. The research will be primarily of experimental character including lab-scale manufacturing as well as material, device characterization and plant integration. The activities will include literature review, lab work, writing and communicating the scientific findings.

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.

The applicant should have a PhD and strong scientific background in physics, materials science, chemistry, (bio)engineering and/or other relevant field. Experience in conducting polymers, nanomaterials and bioelectronic devices are of extra merit. Interest in plants is mandatory. The applicant should be driven, creative, strongly self-motivated with excellent problem solving abilities. The applicant should be able to work effectively both individually and together with other researchers in a multidisciplinary context. The applicant should have very good communication skills and good knowledge of English.

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed until further notice, but for no longer than two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date 
Fall 2018

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 https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 10th August. Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

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

Eleni Stavrinidou

Assistant professor

+ 46 700 89 62 0

eleni.stavrinidou@liu.se

Annelie Westerberg

HR-partner

+4611363450

annelie.westerberg@liu.se

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Post expires on Saturday September 15th, 2018

PhD position in geomechanical and flow modelling of natural fractures in Lower Cretaceous rock

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for positions on investigations of mechanisms and models in the context of impcat of fractures in tight chalk reservoirs on production. Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea. The first of the cross-disciplinary flagship programmes of the centre is advanced water flooding of the Dan, Halfdan, and Kraka oil fields.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position will be an integrated part of the tight reservoir development programme with the focus on improving oil recovery in chalk reservoirs in the Danish part of the North Sea. In this context, the candidate is expected to perform innovative, fundamental and applied research on understanding of fractures formation and interactions with geological heterogeneity. This project aims to identify key physical quantities for natural fracture formation in Lower Cretaceous rock to help inform stochastic models of fracture geometries compliant with geologic interpretations and physical laws. The project will rely on measurements of fractures in core, rock mechanics experimental data, and interpretations from rock outcrop measurements.
The team will participate in a growing cross-disciplinary research program, involving several researchers at DTU and other Danish universities, research institutes, and industry. The team will have access to unique field and laboratory data sets to test concepts and methods developed at the centre.

Qualifications

    M.Sc. degree in engineering, geology or other relevant areas;Knowledge of the fundamentals of flow and transport in porous media;Previous experience with devloping numerical codes for reactive transport models is advantageous.A good knowledge of geology, applied mathematics,  and geomechanics is very valuable.Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as an independent researcher;Good writing and communication skills in English;

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The salary and appointment terms of the PhD position are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr. Hamid Nick, hamid@dtu.dk. You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research.

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 22 August 2018. 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 stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.Curriculum vitaeResearch statement and names and addresses of three referencesAuthorized copies of BSc and MSc degree diplomas, and transcript of grades (an official translation into English). 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.

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

The overarching purpose of The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is to identify new technological and conceptual solutions that will enable increased oil and gas extraction in the Danish section of the North Sea. The research activities at the centre cover selected aspects of expertise: Reservoir characterization, Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Processes, Drilling & Production Technology Concepts and Production Facilities, Materials Research & Design. The centre will develop deep, new understanding within these disciplines with a line-of-sight to application. Located at The Technical University of Denmark research groups at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark will be affiliated with the Centre. When fully operational, the centre will employ and engage more than 100 people.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

Deadline: 22 August 2018
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
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Post expires on Wednesday August 22nd, 2018

Postdoc on Time Lenses for Passive Optical Network Systems

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering, including a strong focus on optical communications. We are hereby announcing a Postdoc position to work on time lenses for passive optical network (PON) systems. The starting date will be 1st of September, 2018 or as soon as possible.

PON systems are used in vast quantity to achieve last mile connectivity for private and corporate customers. PON systems face great challenges in continuously scaling to the data rates required by customers – and doing so in an energy efficient and economically viable manner.

The main topic for this position is to apply optical technology to address this challenge of offering vastly increased data rates to users without an associated increase in energy consumption.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc project will be carried out in the High-Speed Optical Communications group (HSOC) in the Department of Photonic Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. The HSOC group is at the very forefront of international research in optical communication technology and holds a number of world records in ultra-high-speed optical communication. There is access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities and cleanroom facilities. The group is highly international and encourage collaborative work with an informal working environment.

The main responsibilities within this position are:

    Design and realization of prototype systems to investigate and demonstrate the possibilities of optical processing in PON systems.Investigation of full systems as well as optimization of subcomponents such as nonlinear optical fibre, optical filters and optical pulse sources.

The postdoc will be actively involved in maturing concepts for optical PON.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

The candidate should have a strong background in experimental photonics, including optical characterization and optical communication systems. Experience in ultra-high-speed transmission and optical signal processing is preferred.

The candidate should have experience with design and implementation of advanced fiber-based optical signal processing.

The candidate should be able to work independently on characterization and advanced system experiments as well as collaborate with other researchers in the High-Speed Optical Communications.

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 place of work is DTU Lyngby campus and the period of employment is three years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Leif Oxenløwe, lkox@fotonik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Fotonik on www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 22 August 2018 (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)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

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

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

DTU Fotonik has 220 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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

Deadline: 22 August 2018
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Wednesday August 22nd, 2018

Postdoc in Topology Optimization for Fluid-Problems (Half-time)

Applications are invited for a part-time (50%), one-year Postdoc position starting September 2018 or later, within the field of advanced topology optimization of thermal energy systems at the Department of Mechanical Engineering (the TopOpt Group), Technical University of Denmark. The Postdoc-project is partly funded through the TOpTen project funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.

The Postdoc project is aimed at development of advanced topology optimization strategies and codes for design of thermal energy systems and related non-linear multi-physics problems. An integral part of the project is to realize optimized structures fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques and test them against current standard structures.

The research project requires programming of large-scale, parallel computing codes for modelling and topology optimization of non-linear PDE problems.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc shall contribute and interact with a team of junior and senior researchers working with different aspects of high performance computing and optimization. Due to the limited time of employment, the Postdoc is expected to have extensive experience within the field including, but not limited to parallel programming, topology optimization technologies, modelling of non-linear systems of PDE’s and contribution to manuscript preparations and grant application writing.

Apart from internal collaborations with TopOpt-group members, the Postdoc is expected to collaborate with various partners at other DTU Departments with regards to optimization, manufacturing and test of Multiphysics structures.

Qualifications
The applicant must have obtained a PhD-degree or equivalent within Mechanic Engineering, Numerical Modelling or parallel programming and have documented and extensive experience in

    Multiphysics modelling and optimizationParallel programmingTopology optimization technologiesModelling of non-linear systems of PDE’s

as well as possessing an extensive publication record within above fields.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.  The period of employment is one year at half weekly hours compared to the standard work week.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ole Sigmund, tel.: +45 4525 4256.

You can read more about Department of Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk and the TopOpt-group at www.topopt.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 23 August 2018 (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)CVDiplomaList of publications

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

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 157 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 85 persons.

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

Deadline: 23 August 2018
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Thursday August 23rd, 2018

Doctoral student in Artificial Intelligence, several areas

KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Computer Science

The school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) announces doctoral positions in several areas of Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Robotics, Perception, and Learning (RPL):

https://www.kth.se/rpl/.

These positions are for potential collaborative projects funded by the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, and Software Program (WASP).  More information on collaborative projects in WASP can be found here: http://wasp-sweden.org/wasp-announces-call-for-collaboration-projects/

The scientific work will be conducted within the scope of one of the following collaborative projects:

A. AI for Under Ice Navigation, John Folkesson, Associate Professor (https://www.kth.se/profile/johnf/)

B. Data-Driven Foundations for Robust Deformable Object Manipulation, Florian Pokorny, Assistant Professor (https://www.kth.se/profile/pokorny)

C. Explainable Deep Learning and Deep Transfer Learning, Hossein Azizpour, Assistant Professor (https://www.kth.se/profile/azizpour/)

D. Deep Learning on Language and Vision Analysis, Josephine Sullivan, Associate Professor (https://www.kth.se/profile/sullivan /)

E. Adaptable and Approximate Deep Learning in Computer Vision, and

F. Deep End-to-End Interactive Perception, Atsuto Maki, Associate Professor (https://www.kth.se/profile/atsuto/)

A suitable background for this position would be a Master’s degree in one of the following or related disciplines: Machine Learning, Engineering Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or System, Control and Robotics. The successful applicant should have a strong computationally oriented background with well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills: solid programming skills are necessary.

What we offer

Eligibility

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

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

Selection

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

  • ability to independently pursue his or her work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyze and work with complex issues,
  • good command of English, both orally and in writing.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.

Eligibility, selection, and admissions are regulated in KTH’s admission regulations (in Swedish) and the program descriptions and current third-cycle subjects are described on  KTH’s website.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

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

Other

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

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

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-01-01 (at the latest)
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2018-1662
Contact
  • Please send questions to the preferred project , Supervisors stated above [A-F]
  • Sarah Kullgren, HR Officer, sarahku@kth.se
Last application date 18.Sep.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Tuesday September 18th, 2018

Doctoral student in Deep Learning and Generative Networks

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Computer Science

KTH Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) announces a PhD position for potential projects funded by the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). More information on the collaborative projects from WASP can be found here: http://wasp-sweden.org/wasp-announces-call-for-collaboration-projects/

The main focus of the research will be on generative deep learning models such as generative adversarial networks (GAN) and variational autoencoders (VAE). We aim to develop novel generative approaches that are capable of producing samples outside of the source domain in a way that appropriately reflects underlying uncertainty. Generative models that can more fully explore the image manifold can be a powerful tool to generate training examples for supervised learning. In reinforcement learning, generative models that incorporate uncertainty can enable efficient exploration of unknown environments without strong prior assumptions.

The research position is a 48 month time-limited position that can be extended up to one year dependant on the inclusion of a maximum of 20% departmental duties, usually teaching. In order to be employed, you must be accepted as a doctoral student at KTH. The starting data is open for discussion, though ideally we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

What we offer

Eligibility

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

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

The applicant must have a master’s degree in an area such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Informatics or related fields. Documented written and spoken English and programming skills are required. Experience with machine learning and computer vision is an important asset. A strong background in mathematics and strong programming skills are also required.

Selection

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

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

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.

Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in KTH’s admission regulations (in Swedish) and the program descriptions and current third-cycle subjects is described on  KTH’s website.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

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

Other

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

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

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2018-1642
Contact
  • Kevin Smith / Assistant Professor, ksmith@kth.se
  • Maria Engman / HR Administratör, maengm@kth.se
Last application date 12.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

 

Post expires on Friday October 12th, 2018

PhD student position in Operational Network Energy Management for Electrified buses

Information about the research
At the department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrifying. We offer a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society. The Department provides about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master’s Programs Systems, Control and Mechatronics”, ”Biomedical Engineering”, “Electric Power Engineering”, and ”Communication Engineering”.

Read more at www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2

We invite applications for one doctoral position (placed in the Automatic Control Group) on developing scalable, real-time implementable methods for optimizing the energy efficiency of a swarm of electrified vehicles, such as buses. Join us and be one of the first one to improve public transport network homogeneity and optimize powertrain control at the same time. The project will initially focus on designing intelligent algorithms for the public transport in Gothenburg, for which large amount of data on city bus driving has already been recorded. One of the tasks is to investigate and propose an appropriate level of model abstractions and control decomposition into multiple layers that allow a real-time implementable solution. Besides first principle modeling, such solution may also require approximations and reinformance learning techniques that make use of the big data already available.

Major responsibilities
Your main responsibility as PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. The major part (at least 80%) will be spent on graduate studies out of which 75% is research and approximately 25% graduate courses. You are expected  to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and MSc level, or performing other department duties corresponding to a maximum of 20 percent of working hours.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree in a relevant field such as control, mathematics, electrical, mechanical, transportation, or engineering physics. Your educational background should cover courses on modeling, basic control course and should have some understanding on optimization and learning algorithms. Ability to initiate new research collaborations is essential. Good communication skills in oral and written English are required.

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180418 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

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

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

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

Application deadline: 5 September, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Balazs Kulcsar, (kulcsar@chalmers.se)
Division of Systems and Control Tel.: +46 31 772 1785

Nikolce Murgovski (nikolce.murgovski@chalmers.se)
Division of Systems and Control. Tel.: +46 31 772 4800


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


 

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Post expires on Wednesday September 5th, 2018

Postdoctoral position in High temperature corrosion of additive manufacturing materials

Department of Physics at Chalmers – home of the Graphene Flagship

Stimulated by major needs and challenges in science and a sustainable society, the ambition of the department of Physics is to foster a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach.

We provide a competitive advantage by linking our top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and energy research with world-leading industrial R&D&I projects.

We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges, from fundamental physics research, through the development of new materials such as graphene to direct industrial projects generating new inventions.

We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meet engineering. We are situated in a stimulating and creative environment with newly renovated facilities. The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between five departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.


Information about the research,the project and the division
The post-doc position is located at the Division of Materials Microstructure at the Department of Physics. The division’s research is focused on understanding the relation between materials properties and their microstructure, and how this is affected by processing and how it evolves during operation. This is mainly achieved by applying advanced characterization tools, such as electron microscopy and atom probe tomography. Among the goals are to provide knowledge that can be used to develop new materials and optimize composition, production routes, heat treatment etc.

The post-doc work is part of a project on high temperature corrosion of materials and components produced by additive manufacturing (AM), which is a relatively new type of method where items are created by adding layer upon layer of a material in a computerized process, sometimes called 3D-printing. AM has great potential for components in industrial processes and firing/gasification applications, since the technique offers new possibilities to design materials and components that can withstand higher temperatures and more demanding environments. Thus, it may be possible to use AM to manufacture advanced materials/components that cannot be made by conventional methods, in order to solve critical corrosion problems in energy processes. AM produces a completely different microstructure compared to conventional manufacturing. The material’s microstructure is of crucial importance for its corrosion resistance and thereby its performance and time in service. The scientific challenge lies in understanding how the corrosion behavior of AM processed materials is affected by their characteristic microstructure. The work will involve comparisons with conventionally manufactured (e.g. cast) materials with the same (or similar) composition. The project is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency via the Swedish High Temperature Corrosion Centre (HTC), and is run in close collaboration with industry.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found at Department of physics

Major responsibilities
The main part of the work of the post-doc will be to perform controlled high temperature exposures and advanced materials analysis. The work will contain high-resolution microscoipy, by cross-section milling or thin-foil preparation using a focused ion beam, followed by microscopy, spectroscopy and diffraction, such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD), transmission kikuchi diffraction (TKD) and occasionally scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). The samples may also be analysed by performing transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and associated techniques, including EDX and energy-filtered TEM (EFTEM), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), high resolution TEM (HR-TEM) and scanning TEM (HR-STEM). The post-doc will be involved in developing the techniques (sample preparation, experiment set-up and data evaluation), helping PhD-students wih the techniques, and reporting the results to industry partners and university collaborators. Writing scientific papers and grant applications are also parts of the work.

Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

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

Qualifications
PhD degree (preferably in physics, chemistry or materials science). Courses taken in metallurgy, materials science, high temperature corrosion, microscopy, spectroscopy, materials characterization are considered a plus.

Skills and hands-on experience of scanning electron microscopy or high-temperatrure exposures are required. Interest and skills in building experimental research equipment and working in an inter-disciplinary area, including high temperature corrosion and advanced materials analysis are beneficial. Knowledge and hands-on experience in the following areas: specimen prepararation using focused ion beam work stations or other techniques, advanced materials analysis, such as transmission electron microscopy are of great value. Good communication and collaborative skills in English are needed. Experience from high temperature corrosion modelling and/or high temperature corrosion exposures, including designing and setting up exposure equipment is very positive.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field; the degree should generally not be older than three years. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180435 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 1 September 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor, Mats Halvarsson, Materials Microstructure, mats.halvarsson@chalmers.se, 031-7723398
Associate professor, Magnus Colliander, Materials Microstructure, magnus.colliander@chalmers.se, 031-772 3306


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


 

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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018