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Position as PhD candidate in Artificial Intelligence

About the position

About the position
We have a vacancy for a PhD fellow at NTNU’s Trondheim campus.
The fellow will be affiliated with the Norwegian Open AI Lab (see https://www.ntnu.edu/ailab), and will mainly perform research on next-generation machine learning methods, taking advantage of recent advances in machine learning, stochastic optimization, probabilistic graphical models, and deep learning.  The research results are expected to be applicable in several domains, including Internet of things (IoT), telecommunication, geoscience, natural language understanding, human computer interaction, etc.
 

The position reports to the Head of the Department, Professor John Krogstie, who is collaborating with Professor Ole Jakob Mengshoel.  Professor Mengshoel, the Head of the Norwegian Open AI Lab, holds an appointment in CS at NTNU (see https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/ole.j.mengshoel) and in ECE at CMU (see https://www.ece.cmu.edu/directory/bios/mengshoel-ole.html).
 

Main duties and responsibilities

Machine Learning (ML) is increasingly used in many different applications. Recent advances, for example in recommender systems, autonomous driving, natural language, and Web search, are partially due to substantial progresses in ML. Within ML, the recent and ongoing dramatic improvements in data acquisition capabilities are presenting new challenges and opportunities. For example, the new telecommunications 5G pilot running in Trondheim from the autumn of 2019 presents new opportunities, as does ESA’s Copernicus project (see https://scihub.copernicus.eu/).   In the telecommunications area, research focus on IoT or 5G is of special interest, based on sensor data as well as network and signalling data. 


Despite early successes, the current state-of-the-art in ML suffers from some drawbacks, making it difficult to introduce in certain applications. In this PhD project, we will investigate and develop novel ideas at the interface of machine learning, stochastic optimization, probabilistic graphical models, and deep learning in order to address some of the deficiencies in the field. Particular focus will be placed on AI that is not only accurate, but trustworthy and explainable. You will carry out research on this topic in collaboration with Prof. Ole Jakob Mengshoel. The focus will be on theory, method and data. Data may come from real-world sensors or from simulations. 


The appointment is for a term of 4 years, with duties equivalent to 25 %. Duty work will primarily be related to support of educational tasks, but can also involve other tasks (for example related to project, presentations, and administration).  This is a researcher training position aimed at providing promising future researchers the opportunity of academic development in the form of a doctoral degree.
 

Qualification requirements


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

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

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

Other qualifications

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Strong background in one or more of artificial intelligence, computer science, machine learning, or optimization
  • Strong applied mathematical skills – in one or more of discrete mathematics, mathematical modelling, optimization theory, probability, statistics, or theoretical computer science
  • Excellent programming skills – in one or more of: C++, Java, Julia, Lisp, Python, R, or Scala
  • Excellent written and oral English; excellent written and oral Norwegian language skills are a plus but not a strict requirement
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

The following qualifications will be considered as an advantage:

  • Hands-on expertise with incremental machine learning from massive IoT data sources
  •  Experience with AI or statistical methods including anomaly detection; learning from low quality, noisy, or missing data; time series analysis; transfer learning; and uncertainty handling using probabilistic graphical models
  •  Excellent written and oral Scandinavian language skills

Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are as follows:

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 94 (Internet-based test);
  •  IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted); or
  • CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

In extraordinary circumstances, formal documentation of language skills can be relinquished. In such cases, the candidate’s language skills will be assessed in a personal interview.

Potentially successful candidates may be interviewed in person, via Skype (or similar), or via other means.

Personal characteristics

  • Strong analysis skills, capabilities for abstract and mathematical thinking as well as programming and working with data from experiments and applications
  • Strong writing skills, capable of synthesizing and expressing complex ideas clearly
  • Team player, collaborative, respectful; values the inputs and opinions of others
  • Self-motivated, ambitious, resilient, resourceful, result-oriented, and independent
     

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

We offer

Salary and conditions


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

The period of employment is 4 years (with required duties). Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in the Department of Computer Science at NTNU in Trondheim (see https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phit).  As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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

General information

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

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.


Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Ole Jakob Mengshoel, at e-mail ole.j.mengshoel@ntnu.no  or to Prof. John Krogstie, at e-mail john.krogstie@ntnu.no


About the application:
The application must contain:

  • One-page cover letter including an explanation of how the candidate’s research interests and background would fit the position
  • Information about education and relevant experience (academic CV)
  • Copies of academic diplomas, transcripts, and certificates
  •  Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to include a document describing in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the candidate’s obtained degree
  • A short essay (up to 1000 words) describing his/her view of the main research challenges in the area of research discussed under “About the doctoral project” above
  • Any publications relevant to the research scope and any other work which the applicant wishes to be taken into account – they should clearly indicate the applicant’s contribution
  • Names and contact information of at least three references

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

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

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/22268 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.09.2019

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Computer Science 

We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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30th September 2019

Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

PhD scholarship in sustainable design and renewable energy

About the position

The Department of Design (ID) is offering a PhD-scholarship in the research area of sustainable design and renewable energy, for a period of 3 years.

At present, the Department of Product Design is engaged in research and education in the areas of Interaction Design, Design for Sustainability and Systems and Service Design. https://www.ntnu.edu/design/research. In 2011, ID established a research group in sustainable design, focusing among others on renewable energy, technology and stakeholder inclusion. Members of this group are currently responsible for two nationally funded research projects MSESSD and SAMAJ in Nepal (see below). The department wishes to strategically expand the research and teaching activities in this group.

The announced PhD position is within the Strategic Research Area ‘NTNU Energy’ https://www.ntnu.no/energi. ‘NTNU Energy’ suggests connecting research on energy-related projects in Low and Middle Income Countries in Asia and Africa. The position will relate to existing expertise from these projects and generate knowledge for NTNU ‘Energy’ and for the following projects.

•       NORAD/ EnPe project on Energy for Sustainable Social Development, MSESSD (Nepal) at ID, http://msessd.ioe.edu.np/.

•       NORPART mobility project on “Transdisciplinary Education for a Sustainable Society”, SAMAJ(Nepal) at ID.

•       EnPe project on renewable energy (Capacity5 network project, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique.             

•       NORPART Mobility project on «Energy Technology» (Tanzania, University of Dar es Salaam).

The position comprises a comparative research and possible iteration or redesign of renewable energy systems in rural and peri-urban areas in Nepal and Tanzania. Background is the necessity for a balanced regional development in Nepal and Tanzania, where energy access is a basic enabler for poverty reduction, health improvement and economic progress. Findings from the projects above show that 1) technical skills and social responsiveness have equal importance when designing and implementing renewable energy solutions; 2) renewable energy solutions have most impact when stakeholders are included; 3) designers can facilitate this inclusion.

The position reports to Head of department, Ole Andreas Alsos. 

Main duties and responsibilities

Renewable energy has been explored in a long-term collaboration between NTNU and African, as well as Nepalese Universities. The PhD position will be built on project experiences from design, renewable energy technology, and stakeholder collaboration activities in Nepal and Tanzania.

The candidate will be part of a research team comprising participants from the projects above. The main supervisor will be from Department of Design, the co-supervisor from the Department of Energy and Process Engineering. Experts from Nepal and Tanzania will supplement the team.

The PhD research should contribute to the following goals:

  • Explore cross country synergies from the Nepal and Tanzania experiences within the area of small-scale renewable energy systems.
  • Explore potentials for using similar technology in Nepal and Tanzania
  • Explore potentials for using similar strategies for stakeholder inclusion in Tanzania and Nepal. 
  • Promote Nepal-Tanzania collaboration on renewable energy challenges

Qualification requirements

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

We wish specially to get in touch with applicants who can document previous experience in the areas of research design for renewable energy and stakeholder involvement. Candidates for the position should also be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary team, exploring renewable energy technology, and social aspects of solutions. This work comprises e.g. testing a particular institutional solar cooking system developed by the Department of Energy and Process Engineering at NTNU.

Applicants are asked to supply a letter of introduction describing the motivation for seeking a PhD study within the area of design and implementation of renewable energy solutions in rural areas of Low and Middle Income Countries.

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

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

Other qualifications

  • The successful applicant will be based at the NTNU’s Department of Design in Trondheim.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English and preferably also in a Scandinavian language.
  • Applicants are asked to supply a letter of introduction describing the motivation for seeking a PhD study within the area of design and implementation of renewable energy solutions in rural areas of Low and Middle Income Countries.

Personal characteristics

 The candidate should be committed to research, hard-working, and show a responsible attitude toward designing renewable energy solutions  
 for rural stakeholders.

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

We offer

Salary and conditions


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

The period of employment is 3 years, starting from 1 January 2020. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Design.

The PhD candidate participates in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that the applicant in fact are qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life  Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Martina Keitsch, phone number +47 41 01 84 34, e-mail: martina.keitsch@ntnu.no

About the application

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

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

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Please refer to the application number AD-30/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.09.2019

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Design

We are located in both Trondheim (industrial design) and Gjøvik (graphic design and web technology). Both groups have expertise in interaction design and share research interests in health and welfare technology. The design environment links many technology communities at NTNU, and nationally the Department has extensive collaboration with Norwegian industrial companies. The Department of Design is one of four departments in the Faculty of Architecture and Design.

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30th September 2019

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Doctoral Student, Mobile Sensing and Crowdsourcing

 

The University of Oulu in Finland, with approximately 15,000 students and 3,000 employees, is an international, multidisciplinary research university, with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University include multidisciplinary research interests, modern research and study environments, and broad international cooperation (http://www.oulu.fi/university/). Related to this position, University of Oulu possesses strong expertise in medicine, wireless sensors and business combined with outstanding regional co-creation, thus responding to bottlenecks in health care and services through a wider uptake of eHealth solutions, interoperability and cost-effectiveness.

Position description
A doctoral student position with an initial four-year appointment (starting 1.1.2020) is available in ‘mobile sensing and crowdsourcing’ at the Center for Ubiquitous Computing, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (http://ubicomp.oulu.fi). In this project, the student will investigate and create mobile solutions for collecting objective and subjective data from end-users. This entails a rich methodological approach of using onboard sensors of smartphones, wearables, the experience sampling method, mobile questionnaires, etc. We work in the context of digital health and musculoskeletal disorders, in collaboration with the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in Oulu Group (PRIMO), at the University of Oulu Hospital and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. The candidate will be part of a team focusing on similar topics.

The successful candidate is expected to possess experience on mobile (preferably cross-platform) development or, at the very least, passion for learning cross-platform development. The earliest possible starting date is 1.1.2020, but the position will remain open until filled. A six-month trial period will be effective at the beginning of the initial four-year contract.

After acceptance, the doctoral student will be enrolled to the University of Oulu Graduate School’s (UniOGS) doctoral program. The general requirements for admission to the UniOGS can be found at http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission.

Required qualifications and assessmen
The successful applicant must hold a MSc. degree in computer science, HCI, or a related field that will be completed by December 31, 2019. Great command of both written and spoken English is required as well as excellent communication and teamwork skills. Demonstrated experience in writing scientific publications and teaching are considered additional merits. When assessing the qualifications, aspects that are also considered include expertise on the research field and methodology, scientific publications and community work.

Salary and benefits
The salary of the appointed doctoral student will be based on the demand level 2-4 in the salary chart for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition to the basic salary, an additional salary component (max. 50% of the basic salary level) will be paid based on personal experience, achievements and performance. In practice, the starting salary of a new doctoral student is approximately 2450 € per month and it will progressively increase along with the progress of the student. In addition to the salary, the employed person will be insured by the university and provided occupational healthcare. Finland is known as a country with a high quality of life and good healthcare system.

Application procedure
The following documents must be attached to the application (to be submitted in English):
1) Cover letter describing prior background, research interests and career plans (1 page).
2) Curriculum vitae formatted according to the template of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae). The CV should also contain a list of publications, if any, under the section ’Scientific and societal impact of research’.
3) Contact information of two persons, who may be asked to give a statement on the candidate. Applications must be submitted using the electronic application system by September 30, 2019, 23:59 (Finnish local time). *Applications sent by email will not be considered*

For further information on the position and application procedure contact via email:

Adjunct Professor Simo Hosio, simo.hosio(at)oulu.fi
Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu

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PostDoc in Urban Water Engineering focusing on source to stormwater pollutants

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The Urban Water Research Group at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering at Luleå University of Technology seeks a driven and committed Post doc with focus on source to stormwater pollutants.

The Urban Water Research Group has a strong position in research and education within the area of urban water systems, mainly regarding stormwater, wastewater and sewer systems. Being a part of the Urban Water Research Group implies working in an international and creative environment. The group consists of a number of senior researchers, international adjunct and guest professors and 20 doctoral candidates. The group has an extensive inter-national collaboration network.

Subject description
Urban Water Engineering encompasses the entire urban water system (storm drains, drink-ing water supply and waste water) with respect to collection, transport and treatment, as well as organisation and planning. The research aims to encourage a strong economy, clean environment and the wise use of resources, while preserving the public’s health and safety.

Project description
Densification of urban areas due to growing urbanisation risks increasing the pollutant loads to lakes and watercourses in the urban environment and surroundings. The overall aim with this project is to obtain knowledge about the contribution of pollutants from diffuse sources in the urban environment to stormwater, and identify potential risks based on element speciation to be able to make informed decisions when planning and building urban structures and stormwater control measures. This will be done by a) screening different materials and structures used in the built environment in order to identify specific sources and their associated pollutants that contribute to deterioration of the stormwater quality, b) quantify the release of substances from selected surfaces; under controlled conditions as well as in the field, c) identify potential risks of pollutants in runoff based on element speciation, and point out appropriate stormwater control measures for the pollutants due to their fractionation characteristic.

The PhD position is part of DRIZZLE – Centre for Stormwater Management a Research Centre of Excellence. In DRIZZLE, researchers at Luleå University of Technology, companies, and municipalities will develop pioneering, research-based stormwater management knowledge and solutions: to minimize pollution loads discharged into receiving waters; to minimize the risk for flooding in urban areas; and to exploit the beneficial opportunities that stormwater runoff can offer. DRIZZLE consists of 11 parties, i.e. Aarsleff Rörteknik AB, Stormwater&Sewers, Järven Ecotech AB, Luleå Municipality, Luleå University of Technology (project manager), NCC Infrastructure, Rent Dagvatten AB, Stockholm City, Stockholm Water, Tyréns and StormTac AB.

Duties
The work as a post doc are varied, postdoc independently plan and carry out laboratory and field work. Further tasks include the writing of scientific papers and the participation in Swedish and international conferences. You may also have the opportunity to teach in undergraduate courses and administrative tasks may be included.

Qualifications
The applicant shall hold a PhD in urban water engineering, environmental engineering, environmental chemistry or equivalent. Primarily, the applicant with a PhD degree not older than three years will be selected.

Experience in lab and/or field work as well as statistical data analysis are mandatory for this position. Experience and/or education in the field of urban water engineering are meritorious as well as experience in teaching.

Further skills needed are the ability to work independently and take own initiatives as well as independently penetrate new research areas. Moreover, English language skills are required to facilitate presentation of research outcomes in international conferences and scientific papers. Swedish language skills are meritorious since there are many contacts with Swedish municipalities and companies. It is preferable if you hold a driving license.

The applicant should be able provide two referees on request. We prefer that you can start as soon as possible.
Information
The position includes a fulltime fixed-term employment for two years located in Luleå.

For additional information, please contact: Professor Maria Viklander, +46 70 3301486, maria.viklander@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 christer.gardelli@ltu.se and OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se


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

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

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

Referensnummer: 2785-2019
Sista ansökningsdag: 25 augusti 2019  

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Postdoctoral position in dual-comb spectroscopy with microresonator combs

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Information about the project
An optical frequency comb is a laser source whose spectrum is made of evenly spaced and narrow frequency lines that maintain broadband phase coherence across the bandwidth. Microresonator frequency combs constitute an alternative platform to femtosecond mode-locked lasers for realizing frequency combs on a chip-scale platform. Their compactness, compatibility with standard semiconductor fabrication techniques and large (> 10 GHz) line spacing enable new opportunities in frequency synthesis and metrology: from advanced communications to radio-frequency photonics.

The overall aim of the project is to investigate the potential of a new class of coherent microresonator frequency combs, namely dark optical solitons (or dark pulse Kerr combs), in ultra-broadband near-infrared optical spectroscopy. The project is funded by the European Research Council with a Consolidator grant and we are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with strong expertise and outstanding track record in experimental ultrafast photonics.

The Photonics laboratory at the Microtechnology and Nanoscience Department (MC2) is a dynamic and creative group with about 30 members working in an international and collaborative atmosphere. We perform both curiosity-driven and applied-research in the areas of optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and fiber optic systems. We enjoy a state-of-the-art laboratory for ultrafast optical science and have access to in-house cleanroom facilities to manufacture our own nanophotonic structures.

Major responsibilities
As postdoctoral fellow, your main responsibilities are to lead and conduct research, and guide junior PhD students. You will have the freedom to contribute with your ideas, and collaborate with other senior researchers and professors.

The postdoctoral position is a full-time employment position limited to 2 years. We offer a competitive salary, excellent working conditions and access to world-class facilities and infrastructure. Starting date is negotiable.

Qualifications
You should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar. You must have experience with supervision of junior students (PhD or Master). You must have solid experience with ultrafast laser systems (mode-locked lasers, fiber laser frequency combs, pulse characterization techniques, etc.), ideally with microresonator frequency combs. Knowledge of standard finite element solvers and computational techniques in nonlinear optics (generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation, Lugiato-Lefever equation, etc.) is a plus.

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 20190431 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)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Describe how you can contribute to the project

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: 30 september, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Victor Torres Company (torresv@chalmers.se).
Phone: +46 – 31 772 1904
   



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


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Postdoctoral position in Secure Joint Wireless Communications and Sensing for 5G and Beyond

Information about the research
Chalmers University of Technology is located in Gothenburg on the scenic west coast of Sweden. It is among the top research schools in Europe. The research environment is international and English is the working language.

Chalmers has a long tradition of international research in wireless communications in close collaboration with top international academia as well as both local and international telecommunications and automotive industry. A large part of such research is performed at the Department of Electrical Engineering (E2), where this post-doctoral position is announced. E2 is engaged in both fundamental and applied research, spanning a large variety of research areas including Automatic Control, Automation, Mechatronics, Biomedical Engineering, Communication Systems and Information Theory, Signal Processing and Antennas. Cross-disciplinary research is central and encouraged through projects across different groups within the Department.

The Communication Systems Group employs around 35 people, including 8 faculty and 25 PhD students, and is active in a wide range of topics in digital communication. These include 5G and Beyond wireless systems, hardware-constrained communication, positioning, vehicular communications, fiber-optical communication, and modern coding and modulation.

In this research environment, a postdoctoral researcher will be recruited to perform world-class research on secure joint wireless communications and sensing for 5G and Beyond wireless systems. The postdoc is expected to interact with other researchers in mobile and vehicular to vehicular communications at Chalmers.

Major responsibilities
You will participate in interdisciplinary research projects, combining wireless communications, sensing, and security in 5G and Beyond wireless communications systems. You are expected to contribute with journal and conference papers, as well as project tasks.

The appointment offers great opportunities to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry as we have numerous ongoing collaborations with the leading academic groups and industry internationally.

The position as a postdoc is a full-time temporary employment that offers an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry. The appointment is for 1+1 years of full-time employment, with a monthly salary paid. Majority of your working time is devoted to your own research. Included in your work is also to take part in supervision of Ph.D. students and MSc thesis students. Teaching of undergraduate students may also be included to a small extent. You will attend international conferences and meetings, where you will present your own work and establish useful contacts with other researchers. The position can commence immediately.

Qualifications
You should have a recent PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Communication or similar. You must have very good knowledge about wireless communications.

Knowledge in cooperative communications, cooperative sensing, in particular localization, and security are advantageous, as well as knowledge in information theory and machine learning methods.

Skills in mathematical analysis are essential, particular communication theory, statistical signal processing, and optimization theory. Furthermore, an interest in interdisciplinary work with researchers and engineers from other fields is essential, as are skills in simulation techniques.

You must have excellent command of spoken and written English and have good presentation and collaborative skills. Teaching experience is an advantage.

Previous first-author publication experience in IEEE journals is mandatory.

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 20190432 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)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Describe your research ambitions in relation to the position

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: 6 september, 2019 candidates will be evaluated continuously.

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Tommy Svensson, Communication Systems Group, tommy.svensson@chalmers.se
tel: +46 31 772 1823


   



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 Friday September 6th, 2019

2 Postdoctoral positions in additive manufacturing

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The main competencies at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science are found in the areas of: Human-Technology Interaction | Form and Function | Modeling and Simulation | Product Development | Material | Production and in the interaction between these areas. The research develops the industrial process, from need to finished product while creating added value. To combine skills throughout the whole chain distinguishes the department both nationally and internationally. Here we gather internationally prominent researchers, in dynamic and outstanding research environments, as well as in national and international research networks.

http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/

Information about the research
The Division of Materials and Manufacture is part of the Department of Industrial and Materials Science. The division addresses research questions related to additive manufacturing, powder technology, surface engineering, 2D-materials like graphene, surface coatings, nanomaterials, metal cutting and grinding. The division is the host for the national competence centre CAM2  (Centre for Additive Manufacturing http://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/cam2/Pages/default.aspx).
Connected to this centre, a number of prioritized research areas are launched and developed. Among the basic research areas, the CAM2 centre also takes the next step in development of new materials for additive manufacturing (AM) and design for AM. Today, the AM activities at the division already involves among the largest groups in AM across Europe with senior researchers, post-docs, PhD students, and we now are seeking a number of new co-workers as follows:
2-3 post-docs with interest in additive manufacturing (powder bed fusion) and adequate background to be able to address in particular pre-processing and design for AM, process development and materials characterisation, with adequate background in the AM technology, materials technology and process development.

Major responsibilities
You will be working with the process and materials development of laser powder bed fusion with particular emphasis on design for AM.

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 in materials science, material mechanics and/or production engineering, the degree should generally not be older than three years. Priority will be given to candidates with relevant background in additive manufacturing.

Skills in CAD, powder-bed fusion technology, materials characterisation, microscopy, etc., are considered as merits. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching and project management, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish on undergraduate level after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190433 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)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

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: 30 september 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Eduard Hryha, hryha@chalmers.se
Professor Lars Nyborg, lars.nyborg@chalmers.se
Professor Uta Klement, uta.klement@chalmers.se
   


• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• 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
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

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: 30 september 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Eduard Hryha, hryha@chalmers.se
Professor Lars Nyborg, lars.nyborg@chalmers.se
Professor Uta Klement, uta.klement@chalmers.se


   



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


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Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Renewable Energy Forecasting

The Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark seeks a highly-talented applicant for a 3-year PhD position with focus on modern aspects of renewable energy forecasting. The PhD Student will join the Energy Analytics & Markets group, part of the Centre for Electric Power and Energy. The PhD scholarship is sponsored by DTU, though interaction is expected with a number of ongoing and future projects e.g. EU project Smart4RES.

The project seeks to develop and evaluate novel approaches to renewable energy forecasting with emphasis placed on high dimensionality (jointly considering thousands of sites), privacy-preserving distributed learning, online learning and linkage to data markets. It will build on recent research works and achievements in forecasting and markets at DTU.

The Centre for Electric Power and Energy has received increased recognition internationally for its contribution to both methodological and application-related aspects of modern power system engineering. A key area of focus is on integration of high shares of variable and partly predictable renewable power production through the design of appropriate market mechanisms allowing for efficient and reliable power system operation, while ensuring a proper redistribution of increased social welfare. The Energy Analytics & Markets group is currently involved in a number of cutting-edge projects for the design and operation of such electricity markets (e.g., the Energy Collective), for the generalization to markets for integrated energy systems (e.g., CITIES – Center for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems in Cities, SCA and EnergyLab Nordhavn), or for the proposal of new approaches to energy analytics, like learning and probabilistic forecasting in high dimensions and data markets for instance (EU project Smart4RES).

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task is to propose and analyse novel forecasting models, approaches to forecasting in high dimensions, as well as verification techniques to accommodate very high resolution forecasting contexts, as well as focus on extremely large portfolios of sites, in other order of thousands. Some of this work is to link to ongoing projects in renewable energy forecasting, also linking to the design and deployment of distributed computing and data markets.

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a two-year MSc (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year MSc. The ideal candidate has experience with energy systems (heat and electricity), sustainable energy, optimization, electricity markets, and with an interest in programming. Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • A relevant background in energy systems (heat and electricity), applied mathematics statistics and forecasting
  • Relevant programming skills in e.g., R, Python and Julia
  • The ability to understand the scientific literature and implement cutting edge proposals in real-world cases
  • Innovative skills, ability to generate new ideas and to implement them in practice
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and language skills
  • An all-round experience basis
  • An interest in blockchain technology and applications in energy.

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 Pierre Pinson.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Pierre Pinson, tel.: +45 2398 3221.

You can read more about Department of Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk and Centre for Electric Power and Energy on www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk.

Application

Please submit your online application no later than 25 August 2019 (local time)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 25 August 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
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Post expires on Sunday August 25th, 2019

PhD position in process safety technology (hydrogen)

PhD position

University of Bergen (UiB) has a vacancy for a PhD position in process safety technology (energy-related safety technology) at the Department of Physics and Technology (IFT). The position is for a fixed-term period of four (4) years.

About the project/work tasks:

The PhD project involves an experimental investigation of the effect of solid suppressants on premixed flames, with an aim to support the development of industrial explosion mitigation and explosion suppression systems. One part of the project will entail the construction and use of a multi-fuel burner where solid particles can be suspended in the gaseous fuel-air mixture that enters the flame zone. It is also relevant to investigate flame propagation under constant volume conditions, either in existing experimental facilities at IFT or as part of a research stay abroad. The experimental investigations will focus on hydrogen-air mixtures and conventional hydrocarbons such as methane and propane.

Background: Laboratory and large-scale experiments conducted over the last decade have demonstrated that flame inhibitors injected into flammable hydrocarbon-air clouds can mitigate the consequences of vapour cloud explosions. Systems consisting of gas detectors and flame inhibitor injection units are currently being installed in the process industry. Kinetic modelling suggests that flame inhibitors should be able to limit the consequences of hydrogen explosions as well, and thereby facilitate safe implementation of hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier in society. However, initial experiments performed with very fine particles of a solid flame inhibitor (potassium carbonate) show very limited effect. A possible explanation can be the high burning rate of hydrogen, and hence the limited time available for the inhibitor particles to melt/evaporate/decompose and then interact chemically with the radicals in the flame front. The multi-fuel burner and other experimental configurations will allow researchers to explore the phenomena involved in more detail.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in physics, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physical chemistry, process safety technology or related topics.
  • Applicants that have submitted the master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline will also be considered. It is a condition of employment that the  master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Hands-on experience from experimental investigations of flames and combustion phenomena is a requirement.
  • Experience from construction of experimental equipment and related infrastructure is an advantage but not a prerequisite.
  • Experience with the use of chemical kinetics software, such as CHEMKIN, CANTERA or COSILAB, is an advantage but not a prerequisite.
  • Experience with image processing in MATLAB or similar software is an advantage but not a prerequisite.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • Good command of the Norwegian language is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if the candidate previously has been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training: As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of three (3) years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within two months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 479 600 before taxes.Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for at least two referees. One of the referees should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV, including work experience
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Approved documentation of proficiency in English (cf. English language requirements for PhD admission).
  • Copies of relevant publications where you are the main author or one of the co-authors

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Dr. Trygve Skjold, Department of Physics and Technology, e-mail: trygve.skjold@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

15th September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in digital twin of the smart energy ecosystem

Center for Energy Informatics at University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in collaboration with the Sino-Danish Center in Beijing, China. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible in 2019, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

About the PhD project

The research focus of the PhD is to develop a digital twin of the smart energy ecosystem for facilitating industrial consumers’ engagement in the sustainable energy market transformation. The PhD research will focus on the transformation of the Danish and Chinese energy markets.

About the research environment

Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative solutions that can facilitate the global transition towards a sustainable energy system.

The Sino-Danish Center is part of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and facilitates collaboration between Danish and Chinese researchers. Research at the Sino-Danish Center focuses on the energy challenges the world are facing.

The PhD project is part of the Sino-Danish Center’s Sustainable Energy Systems program and will include a research stay in Beijing of 9 months.

About the candidate

We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious student with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The preferable candidate has a master’s degree in engineering or natural science.

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

Important information before applying
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. If at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a master’s degree, a letter from the master thesis supervisor attesting to the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.

According to the Partnership agreement between University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Danish Universities, PhD students from China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao) must be enrolled through University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and are therefore not eligible for this position.

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements). Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

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

The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order), read more here.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on how to apply before applying.

The application must be in English and all non-Danish documents must be translated into English. All files must be uploaded as pdf files.

The applications must include the following – the required forms must be found at the above mentioned Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants
  • Motivation letter. Upload in the field called “Project description”
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams in professional English translation or in Danish
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload as pdf file named ‘Grade point average’ in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload as pdf file named ‘Grading scheme’ in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • References, you’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications

If shortlisting is used, only shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Deadline: 2 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

Postdoc position in ontology design for the digital energy ecosystem

Center for Energy Informatics at University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 2 years postdoc position. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

About the position
The research focus of the postdoc position is to develop ontologies for the digital energy ecosystem to facilitate the digitalization of the energy sector. The research will focus on the characteristics of the digital energy ecosystem, and the internal and external factors that impact the digital energy ecosystem.

About the research environment
Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative solutions that can facilitate the global transition towards a sustainable energy system.

About the candidate
We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious candidate with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The preferable candidate has knowledge of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and object-oriented programming.

Contact information

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

Requirements for the position
Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level in engineering or natural science.

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor. The expert assessor may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment panel.

An interview might be part of the assessment process.

Conditions of employment
Employment as a postdoc is temporary. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (start salary amounts to approx. 4.500,- EURO per months incl. supplements).

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The Faculty determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Application
Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. The faculty expects applicants to read the SDU guidelines for applicants.

Attached files must be in Adobe pdf format. All pdf files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. In case you have more than one pdf 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 application must be in English.

The application must include:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – iDanish or English transcripts
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching Portfolio
  • References from PhD supervisors and fellow researchers
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have publications. Please attach one pdf file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf file
  • Other relevant qualifications 

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

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 2 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

PhD scholarship in ontology design for the digital energy ecosystem

Center for Energy Informatics at University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

About the PhD project
The research focus of the PhD is to develop ontologies for the digital energy ecosystem to facilitate the digitalization of the energy sector. The PhD research will focus on the characteristics of the digital energy ecosystem, and the internal and external factors that impact the digital energy ecosystem.

About the research environment
Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative solutions that can facilitate the global transition towards a sustainable energy system.

About the candidate
We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious student with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The preferable candidate has knowledge of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and object-oriented programming.

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

Important information before applying
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. If at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a master’s degree, a letter from the master thesis supervisor attesting to the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements). Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

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

The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order), read more here.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on how to apply before applying.

The application must be in English and all non-Danish documents must be translated into English. All files must be uploaded as pdf files.

The applications must include the following – the required forms must be found at the above mentioned Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants
  • Motivation letter. Upload in the field called “Project description”
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams in professional English translation or in Danish
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload as pdf file named ‘Grade point average’ in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload as pdf file named ‘Grading scheme’ in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • The brief research plan mentioned above. Upload in the field called “Other relevant material”
  • References, you’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications

If shortlisting is used, only shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Deadline: 2 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

PhD scholarship in Metabolomics of Spezialized Metabolites

We are seeking two highly motivated PhD students to join our international team at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and become part of the New Bioactive Compounds section. Within the Novo Nordisk Foundation funded Challenge Grant project “Integration of Informatics and Metabolic Engineering for the discovery of Novel Antibiotics (IIMENA)” you will actively contribute to develop and implement technologies in the field of natural product characterization and metabolic engineering to identify and produce novel secondary metabolites as potential future antibiotics. IIMENA is an international excellence project involving partner institutions from Spain and South Korea.

 

Position 2: Development and implementation of metabolomics-based methods to identify specialized metabolites in actinomycetes

 

Within the IIMENA project, we have identified a huge number of actinomycetes producing bioactive compounds active against our panel of clinical test organisms and/or having interesting biosynthetic pathways.

The aim of this PhD scholarship is to develop methods to efficiently identify and characterize products of specialized metabolite / secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters by

 

Responsibilities and tasks

 
Tasks of this thesis project include:
  • Isolation and characterization of specialized metabolites from actinomycetes, including products originating from heterologous hosts expressing foreign BGCs
  • Chemical characterization of the impacts of mutations in BGCs
  • Development of mass-spectrometry-based workflows and standardized analysis pipelines

You will work in close collaboration with the other project scientists at DTU and with the external project partners in Spain and South Korea.

 

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

 
Requirements:
  • You have excellent laboratory skills and practical experience of state-of-the-art chromatographic and analytical (mostly mass-spectrometry-based) methods and tools for purifying and characterizing natural products.
  • You have excellent knowledge of natural products chemistry; basic knowledge of metabolic engineering is highly advantageous
  • You like working with a high number of samples and datasets using computational pipelines and scripts
  • You have ambition, strong work ethics and attention to detail.
  • You have excellent communication and team-playing skills, but also the ability to work independently towards applied research goals in a multi-disciplinary international team of scientists.
  • You have excellent English skills for working in a highly international research group

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 candidates will be made by Prof. Dr. Tilmann Weber (IIMENA program leader)

 

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 Prof. Dr. Tilmann Weber, email: tiwe@biosustain.dtu.dk.

 
You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 4 September 2019 (local time).

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developing next generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production of high-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The center uses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biology ensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes.

 

The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associated technologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities and assembles world leaders in the field thus offering a unique platform providing excellent talent development and career opportunities.

 

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 4 September 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Wednesday September 4th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Metabolic Engineering of Spezialized Metabolite Production

We are seeking two highly motivated PhD students to join our international team at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and become part of the New Bioactive Compounds section. Within the Novo Nordisk Foundation funded Challenge Grant project “Integration of Informatics and Metabolic Engineering for the discovery of Novel Antibiotics (IIMENA)” you will actively contribute to develop and implement technologies in the field of natural product characterization and metabolic engineering to identify and produce novel secondary metabolites as potential future antibiotics. IIMENA is an international excellence project involving partner institutions from Spain and South Korea.

 

Position 1: Development and implementation of state-of-the art tools for identification and characterization of actinomycete specialized metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters and their enzymes

 

Within the IIMENA project, we have identified a huge number of actinomycetes producing bioactive compounds active against our panel of clinical test organisms and/or having interesting biosynthetic pathways.

The aim of this PhD scholarship is to develop methods to efficiently engineer these strains, for example by extending our actinomycete CRISPR-toolkit and demonstrate their versatility by characterizing novel biosynthetic gene clusters and/or enzymes encoded in these gene clusters.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

 
Tasks of this thesis project include:
  • You will take part in our collaborative genome mining efforts for secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters
  • You will be responsible for using and improving our CRISPR-based tools to engineer antibiotics producing actinomycetes
  • You will test and evaluate these tools and methods on selected example strains identified within the iimena project
  • Your work will include engineering of the actinomycete producer strains (for example using CRISPR / CRISPRi)
  • Furthermore, you will assess the suitability of enzymes encoded in the BGCs for biotechnological applications

You will work in close collaboration with the other project scientists at DTU and with the external project partners in Spain and South Korea.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree in biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology or related field.

 
Requirements:
  • You have excellent laboratory skills and practical experience of state-of-the-art molecular microbiology methods and tools.
  • You have excellent knowledge of general microbiology and a good background in (ideally) natural products; knowledge and experimental experience in microbial natural products research, actinomycete biology or genetic / metabolic engineering are highly advantageous.
  • You have ambition, strong work ethics and attention to detail.
  • You have excellent communication and team-playing skills, but also the ability to work independently towards applied research goals in a multi-disciplinary international team of scientists.
  • You have excellent English skills for working in a highly international research group

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 candidates will be made by Prof. Dr. Tilmann Weber (IIMENA program leader)

 

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 Prof. Dr. Tilmann Weber, email: tiwe@biosustain.dtu.dk

 

You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 4 September 2019 (local time).

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developing next generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production of high-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The center uses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biology ensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes.

 

The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associated technologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities and assembles world leaders in the field thus offering a unique platform providing excellent talent development and career opportunities.

 

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 4 September 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Wednesday September 4th, 2019

PhD position in Machine Learning Quantum

The section for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated candidate for a PhD position within the area of artificial intelligence (AI) for prediction of electronic properties of crystalline materials.

The successful candidates will develop and use AI-based algorithms for predicting electronic properties, e.g. formation energies, electronic band structures, and optical absorption spectra, of crystalline solids exploiting the vast amount of materials data provided by existing open databases including the Computational Materials Repository developed at and maintained by the group. In the last phase of the project the developed methods will be used to explore novel structure-property relations and screen vast hypothetical materials spaces (in terms of chemical composition and crystal structure) to identify new candidate materials for opto-electronic applications.

CAMD offers an international and scientifically stimulating working environment at the Department of Physics, DTU, located in the northern Copenhagen area. The group has strong connections to local experimental groups within the VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals and the Center for Nanostructured Graphene.

Substantial computational resources are available for the project through the DTU-supercomputer facility Niflheim. The position is part of a strategic alliance with Aalto University and will involve visits to the group of Prof. Patrick Rinke.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Master educations. Knowledge of machine learning and quantum mechanics is an advantage as is programming experience (e.g. Python, C, C++). Furthermore, the candidate should be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. Good communication skills in both spoken and written English, are a requirement.

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled at the Physics PhD School at DTU. 

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 Kristian S. Thygesen.

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

 

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

The position is available immediately, and must start in 2019.

The position, which involves a limited teaching obligation, includes salary and travel grants covering the three years it takes to obtain a PhD degree at a Danish university. Salary level is approximately 50.000 Euro/year incl. pension.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2019 (local time)

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

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

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

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

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

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies

Deadline: 1 September 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Augmented Reality Model of Human Hearing

We are looking for a qualified researcher to contribute to the development of an augmented reality model of human hearing. This is an educational project aiming to raise awareness and convey knowledge to the general public about the complex function, the physiology, and the pathophysiology of human hearing based on the current state of knowledge in the field. A focus will be on the most common facets of hearing loss, its manifestations at the various stages along the auditory pathway, and its physiological, perceptual, and social consequences.

 

Using an interdisciplinary and translational approach, we will collect the newest findings from the fields of audiology, physiology, modelling and psychology about the most common types of hearing loss and translate the implications of these findings into concepts with clinical relevance. In doing so, we will build the scientific foundation for an augmented-reality (AR) multimodal model of the auditory system, exportable to different formats (e.g., virtual reality, web, video, etc.). In a future phase of the project, we will create the model, and ultimately, the model will be made broadly available for educational purposes (e.g., at schools, universities, and hospitals), implemented in e-learning tools like “massive open online courses” (MOOCS), accessible to the general public via web and mobile interfaces, and distributed to physical entities (e.g., universities and science museums). In the end, this project has large potential for creating a significant impact in the education of the public and of professionals in the fields of hearing health.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

You will be working in a team with three other experienced researchers and will be responsible for the scientific contents of the model. In detail, you will:

  • Conduct an extensive literature review to gather recent scientific knowledge.
  • Translate implications of basic research into concepts with clinical relevance.
  • Define the structure, format, building blocks, contents, and dissemination format(s) of the model, in collaboration with external hearing scientists and clinicians.
  • Write scientific review articles for international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participate actively in scientific conferences and popular events related to education in hearing science.

During the course of the project, you will be able to utilize our international network of researchers to acquire the required multidisciplinary expertise for successful translation and implementation of the scientific material. In particular, you will have the opportunity to conduct short external stays at many different external institutions. Furthermore, you will identify and develop suitable ways to present the phenomena, which you identify as relevant, and use international conferences to discuss the material, as well as to find ways to supplement it. Based on the information you gather for these conferences and the feedback you receive, the team will collectively create a framework for the future model, and in particular, identify the most relevant subsets of information for various target audiences: from clinical personnel to university students to hearing scientists.

 

You will be part of a vibrant group of researchers with a lively intellectual and social culture. As a PostDoc you will participate and contribute to ongoing scientific discussions and will have the chance to interact with researchers of various fields of interest and background. With our unique connection to local clinics, a research spectrum ranging from fundamental research to translational and clinical applications will be possible.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

 

We are seeking highly motivated candidates who recently graduated with a PhD in hearing science, physiology, audiology, or another discipline related to hearing science. The candidate needs to have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to work in a team. You should be able to read and absorb scientific literature such that you can see both the details and the “bigger picture” in order to identify how a body of literature relates. Accordingly, you should be well-organized and detail-oriented. This project requires an interdisciplinary mindset, as well as the ability to anticipate various ways of thinking, motivated by the goal to foster interdisciplinary exchange and education.

 
We offer

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

 

Salary and 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 place of employment will be DTU Lyngby Campus. The period of employment will be 2.5 years.

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Bastian Epp, +45 4525 3953, bepp@dtu.dk or Abigail Anne Kressner, aakress@dtu.dk

 

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

 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 2019 (local time).
 

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

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

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

 

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

 

DTU Health Tech creates health technology to improve health and well-being for humans in collaboration with companies, hospitals as well as national and international researchers.

The cross-disciplinarity at the department, which includes mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry and biology, provides the foundation for new and innovative technology for the future.

 

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 31 August 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
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Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019

PhD student position in microsystems technology

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Information about the division
The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academy, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with state-of-the-art equipment.

In the Micro- and Nanosystems group of the Electronics Materials and Systems Laboratory we conduct research on the preparation of micro- and nanostructured materials in order to realise devices for a broad range of applications. We are currently engaged with energy harvesting and energy storage for intelligent wireless sensors exploiting nanofibrous materials based on carbon, and we also work with micromachined metamaterials for high frequency electronic systems.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies as a constructive contribution to projects undertaken by the Micro- and Nanosystems group. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The appointment offers an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry. Included in your work is also to some extent taking part in the supervision and teaching of students.

This particular PhD project is part of an ongoing activity funded by Wallenberg Wood Science Center. It concerns spinning of lignin/cellulose solutions and carbonization with high carbon yield and activation with controlled porosity. Lignin and cellulose precursors need to be characterized in order to find the ones with necessary properties that can be subsequently translated into functional materials. Nanoporous carbon derived from lignin can function as the electrode component in supercapacitors and as adsorbent of toxic substances

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 be a Master of Science in Engineering with a profile towards materials science. You should have experience in polymer chemistry and materials characterization. You need to be fluent in English and should be able to demonstrate excellent team-working skills as well as a high capacity to carry out advanced experimental work.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190428 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
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

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: 1 september, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Peter Enoksson, EMSL, peter.enoksson@chalmers.se
Per Lundgren, EMSL, per.lundgren@chalmers.se
   



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


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PhD Student in Urban Water Engineering- Decentralised Resource-Efficient Sanitation Lulea

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BACKGROUND

The Urban Water Research Group at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering at Luleå University of Technology seeks a driven and committed PhD student with focus on resource-effective sanitation systems.

The Urban Water Research Group has a strong position in research and education within the area of urban water systems mainly regarding stormwater, wastewater and sewer systems. Being a part of the Urban Water Research Group implies working in an international and creative environment. The group consists of a number of senior researchers, Swedish and international adjunct professors and about 15 doctoral candidates. The group has an extensive national and international collaboration network. The group’s overall aim is to contribute to the development of sustainable urban water systems.

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION

Urban Water Engineering encompasses the entire urban water system (stormwater, drinking water and wastewater) including collection, transport and treatment, as well as organisation and planning. Our research aims at encouraging a clean environment and the efficient use of resources, while preserving public health and safety.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This PhD project is about investigating novel and sustainable wastewater treatment and reuse technologies at pilot and full scale as well as by means of systems analysis. Within the project, it is possible to specialise on one of two main topics:

  1. Resource-efficient treatment and water-reuse; studying low-impact alternative treatment and reuse options for domestic wastewater in rural areas, examples including sealed willow-bed systems, forest irrigation, willow plantation and wastewater re-use in agriculture; or
  2. Decentralised greywater treatment; studying the viability, benefits and drawbacks of decentralised greywater treatment in urban and rural areas and evaluating treatment facilities for greywater treatment.

The project is a strategic proposition by the Urban Water Research Group at Luleå University of Technology.

DUTIES

The PhD candidate is expected to independently plan and carry out his/her studies and field work. Further tasks include the writing of scientific papers and the doctoral thesis as well as the participation in Swedish and international conferences. The PhD candidate is supported by two supervisors during the research studies. Third-cycle education also includes courses that the PhD candidate must attend.

QUALIFICATIONS

The applicant shall hold a second-cycle degree (MSc, fully completed course requirements of at least 240 ETCS of which at least 60 ETCS at an advanced level, or equivalent) in environmental/civil engineering or comparable. English language skills are required to facilitate the candidate’s presentation of research outcomes at international conferences and in scientific journals. Further skills needed are the ability to work independently and take own initiatives as well as independently advance into new research areas. Experience and/or education in the field of sanitary/urban water engineering, field work and sampling, systems analysis, statistical data analysis as well as Swedish language skills are beneficial. We expect the applicant to hold or make a driving license to facilitate field work.

The applicant should be able provide contact details of two referees on request.

Read more on the university homepage: General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

EMPLOYMENT

The position includes a fulltime fixed-term employment for 4 years (up to max 5 years) regulated by the Swedish Higher Education Act. Departmental duties, such as administration and/or lecturing on basic and advanced level may be added up to 20 % of fulltime. Monthly salary according to LTU salary agreement for PhD candidates.

INFORMATION

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Inga Herrmann, +46 920 49 2528, ingher@ltu.se;

Associate professor Annelie Hedström, +46 920 49 2309, annelie.hedstrom@ltu.se

Union representatives:

SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809, Christer.Gardelli@ltu.se
OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792, lars.frisk@ltu.se

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

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

APPLICATION

Please apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. Your application should include a personal letter, CV and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the ref no below.

Final day to apply: August 25, 2019Reference number: LTU-2756-2019


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Post expires on Sunday August 25th, 2019

Postdoctoral position on synthesis of materials for energy applications

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

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

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


Information about the research/the project/
The research group “Polymer Chemistry and Electronics” leading by Prof. Ergang Wang at the Department of Chemistry and Chemcial Engineering has a focus on the synthesis and characterization of conjugated materials including polymers, small molecules and Graphene-like materials for applications in organic solar cells, organic field effect transistors (OFETs), organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and supercapacitors. We have well equipped labs for synthesis and materials characterizations.

About the project:
The project is mainly about synthesis of organic materials and 2D materials, and characterization and device fabrications such as organic solar cells and supercapacitors. We have large freedom in this project as long as you can propose good scientific ideas. Therefore, a good research proposal in the personal letter is highly important in our evaluation.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent (but no teaching). 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. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing in English.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1). The position will start from the 1th of November. 

Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree or equivalent in Chemistry or Material Science or a relevant field. You are expected to demonstrate good potential within research and education. Candidates with experience in the following fields are highly appreciated: organic photovoltaics, photodetectors, organic synthesis, supercapacitors, light-emitting diodes, graphene science.

For this position we are looking for a highly motivated person with a problem solving/creative attitude and one who finds pleasure in collaboration with others. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish on undergraduate level after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190423 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)
1-3 pages where you:• Introduce yourself • Describe your previous research fields and main research results• Describe your future goals and future research focus

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

PhD and Master theses are highly appreciated to upload even if it is not in English (no translation).

Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered. (no email please).
You will be contacted only if you are selected for further interview.

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

Application deadline: 10 September, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Ergang Wang, Applied Chemistry,



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 Tuesday September 10th, 2019

Post-doctoral Research Fellow – Testbed design for AI-enabled networks

About the position

A fixed-term 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science, as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Information and Communication Technology, for a period of 2 years. The position is located, at the present, at the Campus Grimstad. The starting date is as soon as possible or to be negotiated with the Faculty.

The Postdoctoral researcher will be supervised by researchers from the Center Intelligent Signal Processing and Wireless Networks (WISENET), Faculty of Engineering and Science, UiA. Information about why UiA provides an excellent working environment can be found here.

This postdoctoral researcher position is offered in the area of Testbed design (hardware and software) and experimental evaluation for reproducible research, covering scenarios related to distributed networked sensor systems for industrial environments, as well as future Artificial Intelligence-enabled advanced wireless networks.

The herein announced position will be part of the Center Intelligent Signal Processing & Wireless Networks (WISENET), whose activities span across both the Department of Information and Communication Technology and the Department of Engineering. The WISENET Center is recognized and funded by the national NFR TOPPFORSK Programme, Research Council of Norway. The WISENET Center has a strong expertise in a wide range of areas, among them, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, In-Network Processing and Distributed Intelligence, Networked Cyber-Physical Systems, Artificial Intelligence for Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems, having led a number of large research projects, funded by the Research Council of Norway, the EU research Programmes FP7 and H2020, as well as national and international industries. The WISENET Center is now in full expansion phase, having at the present ten PhD students, three postdoctoral researchers, working on different cutting-edge research projects, such as FRIPRO FRINATEK, SFI, PETROMAKS, INFRASTRUCTURE and IKTPLUSS Projects, among others. The WISENET Center is committed to achieving international research excellence; please see the notes about prospective Postdoctoral researchers at WISENET before applying.

A postdoctoral research position should function as an intermediate step in the research career following the completion of a PhD degree and preceding a faculty position in a university. For this reason, the WISENET Center is committed to offering the suitable environment and activities that allow the postdoctoral researcher to (i) consolidate her/his research maturity, (ii) develop her/his teaching and advising skills, and (iii) build up a solid resume that facilitates her/his incorporation to the academia as an assistant or associate professor.

Responsibilities

The new demanding applications in different domains (smart sensing and controlling systems remotely, remote monitoring of environments, machine learning for industrial applications, distributed intelligence in Industry 4.0, IoT, Artificial Intelligence-enabled unmanned aerial vehicles, computer vision for autonomous drones, video analytics for autonomous traffic management, etc…) require the design of novel and heterogeneous Wireless Sensor and Communication Networks composed of various types of nodes with different local processing and wireless communication capabilities, diverse sensing and actuation functionalities.

Experiments in wireless sensor and communication networking are of paramount importance since the scientific community has not reached a consensus on a reference model due to the extremely large number of parameters to be considered. As a consequence, the gap between simulation and experimentation may lead to significant differences between the performance of the simulated system and that of the real system. Most of the existing Testbeds dedicated to wireless sensor and communication assessments are composed of homogeneous devices. They are built using mature technologies, however, the experimental validation of the transmission, sensor and networking techniques that are developed in the theoretical research works, requires the construction of a Testbed made up of heterogeneous nodes not only devoted to transmission, acquisition and processing of wireless signals, but also to spectrum, context-aware sensing and node positioning.

This postdoctoral position will involve the complete design and detailed evaluation of a novel Testbed, which will be composed of devices having wireless re-programming capabilities, as well as a complete software architecture and protocol stack to maximize the reproducibility of Algorithms and Protocols for research. This Testbed will also include both indoor and outdoor nodes with proper packaging and protection for robust operation in hostile terrain, corrosive environments or inclement weather.  

The two key elements of our Testbed will be: a highly customizable and flexible hardware and software infrastructure to interconnect, configure, control and monitor all Testbed nodes, as well as an efficient, flexible and powerful software architecture to enable high-level and homogeneous access to each element of the Testbed (nodes, sensors, servers and services). Our Testbed will serve also as a platform (based on completely realistic measurements) for experimentation and to evaluate extensively some of the algorithms and networking techniques developed in several projects led by the WISENET Center.

In terms of tasks related to spectrum sensing, environmental sensing or energy harvesting, we will always use state-of-the-art hardware modules and develop highly efficient customizable wireless nodes (e.g. transceiver nodes based on state of the art FPGAs [Field Programmable Gate Arrays] or GPUs [Graphics Processing Units]) and various types of nodes according to the performance needs in different scenarios. The planned wireless nodes will be specifically tailored to meet the ambitious goals in terms of minimal hardware complexity, low processing delay, lower power dissipation, energy efficiency, energy harvesting and re-programmability.

In order to extract information from the physical world and make it accessible remotely, different types of devices will be used. Although the majority of these devices will be low-cost and low-power devices, other nodes with higher capabilities will be also used. The low-cost devices, generally devices with low-computational resources (e.g. LoRa nodes), will be in charge of sensing the environment and performing some low-level computation. The devices with higher capabilities (e.g. USRP, NUTAQ platforms) will be in charge of more complex tasks, such as node coordination, data aggregation, more complex distributed signal processing tasks and machine learning algorithms, among others. All this hardware heterogeneity leads to the necessity of several research tasks of software design, integration and validation in order to achieve a full operative platform. For example, different devices may present different radio models and communication protocols, which may require developing new interfaces and drivers.

The hardware infrastructure will be composed of the following types of nodes:

  • High-performance nodes with real-time processing capabilities (e.g. NUTAQ nodes).
  • Medium-performance nodes (e.g. USRP nodes) with limited transmission and limited real-time signal processing capabilities.
  • Sensor and actuator nodes (e.g. LoRA nodes) capable of gathering information from the environment, which can perform some local processing and communicate with other nodes in the network. The choice of sensors and actuators will depend on the applications considered (e.g. smart water networks, autonomous vehicles, smart agriculture, robotic applications, etc…).

The main topics for this Postdoctoral position will be:

  • Design of a novel heterogeneous Testbed, implementation of advanced algorithms and extensive experimental evaluation. While the software architecture viewed as a whole will be the same for all testbed elements, each particular element of the heterogeneous network will have a different implementation of the lower-level layers constituting the software architecture.
  • Development of novel network and software architectures for the experimental evaluation of communication and sensor networking techniques. This will involve also investigating the design of Software-Defined-Radio platforms that are capable of operating simultaneously with multiple wireless standards.

Required qualifications

To be regarded as an eligible applicant, the candidates must have:

  • A PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunication Engineering, or similar. Having a PhD Thesis on a related topic is an advantage. It is desirable that the applicant has defended his/her doctoral thesis within the last four years. PhD students are also welcome to apply if their defence is scheduled for the next few months. The PhD Thesis must be approved within the deadline for applying for this position.
  • Solid understanding and experience in (some of) the following areas:
    • Software-Defined-Radio implementation of network protocols in real scenarios.
    • Experience with USRP nodes, mote-like devices (e.g. LoRa) and Testbed setup.
    • Circuit design using FPGAs (LabView, Verilog or VHDL).
    • Implementation of algorithms in GPU architectures.
    • Analog, digital and mixed signal circuit design for Embedded Systems (especially PCB design).
    • Analog and digital signal processing.
    • Statistical signal processing.
    • Communications interfaces: SPI, I2C, UART, PCI-X, Ethernet, and USB.
    • Interfaces with sensors, actuators and signal processing blocks.
    • Background in using sensors such as ultrasound, LiDAR, multispectral cameras and mmWave sensors.
    • Mathematical Analysis and Advanced Algebra.
    • Optimization techniques.
    • Strong programming skills mainly in Matlab, Python, C/C++ and Java.
    • Familiar with some of these libraries: Tensorflow, PyTorch, Keras, FFMPEG, OpenCV and NumPy.

Moreover, it would be considered an advantage to have additional knowledge and experience in:

  • D2D wireless communications.
  • Radio resource management, interference management, dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radios.
  • RF measurements, spectrum sensing.
  • Localization and navigation techniques.
  • Data science, machine learning, deep Learning.
  • Graph signal processing.
  • Automation and control in Industrial environments.

The publication of scientific papers on high impact journals and first-class international conferences related to these topics will be taken into account positively, as well as the previous participation in national or European projects related to the topics above.

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

Personal qualities

  • Scientific ambition.
  • Motivation and strong interest in cutting-edge research.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Capacity for goal-oriented work and ability to concentrate.
  • Good communication and team-working skills, inventiveness and a proactive attitude.
  • Capacity also to perform independent research.
  • Strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

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We offer

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

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

The University of Agder is an open, friendly and professional employer, with a Scandinavian view on life/work balance, and with a clear vision to do research to enlighten human understanding.

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, salary NOK 544 400 – 658 300 gross per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

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

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

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

Read more about the employment process.

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

Application

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

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates with grades (Bachelor, Master and PhD).
  • Up to 10 scientific publications and/or R&D projects which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasise for the assessment process. For the scientific publications, include summary and links to them.
  • An electronic copy of your PhD thesis and Master’s thesis (if applicable).
  • Justification (maximum five pages) of the background of the candidate for each of the requirements of the position (see description above about the knowledge areas that a candidate should have).
  • Project plan (maximum two pages) proposed by the candidate in relation to this postdoctoral position.
  • Any other relevant documentation.

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

Application deadline: 02.09.19

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University of Agder

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

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

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Deadline

2nd September 2019

Post expires on Monday September 2nd, 2019