Kategoriarkiv: Engineering/it

PhD position in Rheological Behavior of Drilling Fluids and Cutting Beds

About the position

The PhD candidate will work on a collaborative project focusing on the rheological behaviour of drilling fluids and cutting beds. The PhD candidate will conduct bench-scale rheological tests and flow loop tests. The candidate will perform theoretical analysis using the data. The flow loop tests involve hands-on work in a “hard hat” large-scale equipment environment.

Qualification requirements

PhD candidate:
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 chemical engineering 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.

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 applicant must have an MSc in chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, or similar disciplines.
  • The successful candidate should be creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented.
  • He/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in teams.
  • The candidate should have good written and oral English language skills.

Personal characteristics

  • Professional communication skills
  • Professional teamwork skills
  • A curiosity for rheology and polymer science
  • Ability to perform hands-on work in a “hard hat” large-scale equipment environment

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

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Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 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. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Chemical Engineering.  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.

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

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.

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.

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Kristofer Gunnar Paso, phone number 93676364, e-mail kristofer.g.paso@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. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-52/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 01.07.19

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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.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is a key player in national and international research and education programmes in natural sciences and technology. Our research focuses on global challenges in the areas of energy, climate, the environment, food, water, health and welfare. The Faculty consists of eight departments as well as the Faculty Administration.

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Deadline

1. July 2019

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD scholarship in Plastic Pyrolysis and Product Characterization

The CHEC Research Centre at the Chemical Engineering Department invites applications for a PhD position with a starting date of 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The PhD project will be carried out at the Biomass Gasification Group (BGG) within the CHEC Research Centre.

At the CHEC Research Centre, we focus on chemical engineering principles applied in combustion, harmful emission control, gasification, catalysis, continuous production of pharmaceuticals and advanced measuring technology. At BGG/CHEC we have large experience with pyrolysis processes and product characterization.

Recycling of plastic waste is gaining more attention and it presents an alternative to combustion or disposal of plastic waste. Some types of plastics, such as PMMA and PEX are not applicable for direct recycling and often it is impossible to separate different plastic types from other waste fractions. In such cases pyrolysis may be an attractive method to recycle plastic waste by converting it to chemicals and fuels.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be engaged in a PhD project that will focus on the opportunities to use pyrolysis as a method to convert plastic rich wastes into valuable products. You will carry this out: 

  • by a system study; the available quantities of plastic waste for pyrolysis will be assessed, quantified and potential markets for the pyrolysis products will be evaluated.
  • by conducting an experimental study; different pyrolysis concepts will be tested, process optimization will be conducted and the type and yield of valuable products determined. Different plastic streams will be tested including household waste and industrial waste plastics. The char product will be analyzed considering the environmental impact and applicability as either fuel, building material or soil enhancer.

Qualifications
Candidates should have 

  • a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year
  • knowledge and/or experience with thermochemical conversion of biomass or waste materials
  • knowledge and/or experience with process optimization and product characterization (gas, oil, char)
  • excellent laboratory skills
  • the Ability to work independently, plan and carry out experiments, be part of a dynamic group
  • good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
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 Jesper Ahrenfeldt.

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 work will be carried out partially at DTU Risø Campus.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Jesper Ahrenfeldt, tel.: +45 2132 5344 or from Peter Arendt Jensen, tel.: +45 4525 2849, e-mail: paj@kt.dtu.dk.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 6 June 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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 6 June 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Thursday June 6th, 2019

PhD Scholarships in Marine Macroecology and Biodiversity

Centre for Ocean Life (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk) offers a 3-year PhD fellowship in the field of marine macroecology and biodiversity. The fellows will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

We expect PhD candidates to investigate large-scale patterns, drivers and the underlying assembly processes that shape the distribution and composition of marine species and traits in space and time.

The candidates will make use of available observational (monitoring) data sets of species occurrences, abundances and traits (i.e., including morphological, physiological and behavioural characteristics) sampled across marine ecosystems and organism groups (including plankton, fish and benthos) and based on statistical tools and modelling develop descriptions and a mechanistic understanding of macroecological patterns of diversity (taxonomic and functional) and community traits and their changes across multiple spatio-temporal scales. 

Overall, there in considerable freedom to formulate projects within the general frameworks described above and applicants are encouraged to present their own ideas and/or to contact us to discuss specific project ideas.

Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD candidate will become part of the vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life that is a Villum Kann Rasmussen Centre of Excellence. The centre is a collaborative effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems through the use of trait-based approaches. We currently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated the Centre (PhD and Postdocs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaborating through weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different disciplines.

The final PhD project will be developed in collaboration with the relevant principal investigator at the Centre. 

Qualifications
We are looking for an ecologist with documented quantitative skills and experience in the handling and statistical analysis of large data sets, or a biostatistician with a keen interest in marine ecology. 
Candidates should hold a MSc degree (or something equivalent) in biology, bioinformatics, or similar.

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.

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.

The successful candidate is expected to start in 2019. Candidates that complete their MSc before then can apply.

Further information 

For further information about the positions and the projects please contact Senior Researcher Martin Lindegren (mli@aqua.dtu.dk).

Please do NOT send applications to the above e-mail addresses and follow the electronic application and submission procedure as explained below.

You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Life at: Centre for Ocean Life and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at: DTU Aqua.

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 15 June 2019

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)
    The application should contain a motivation for why you want to work in the Centre for Ocean Life.  The application may include a description of your own project ideas in accord with the goal of the Centre, perhaps inspired by the current running projects outlined on our home pages (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk/projects).
  • 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)
  • Two letters of recommendation, possible outline of project ideas, and other material that you would like to be included in the evaluation.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their MSc degree, but they cannot begin their scholarship before having received their MSc degree.

 

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 academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public areas.

Deadline: 15 June 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Saturday June 15th, 2019

One or more PhD Stipends in Designing and exploring solutions for sustainable everyday mobility in cities (SBI-19037)

In the “Research Group on Sustainable Cities and Everyday Practices” at the Danish Building Research Institute (SBi), one or more PhD stipends are available within the general research program Planning and Development. SBi is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU Copenhagen Campus. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2019.

Job description

The massive local, regional and global challenges related to increasing levels of individual, car‐based transport in larger cities in Denmark and worldwide call for new knowledge on how to develop integrated, multi-modal and sustainable mobility solutions. This is the focus of a new project called SIMS, which aims at contributing to a sustainable mobility transition by exploring and developing new sustainable mobility solutions that are tailored to the everyday life of citizens. A specific focus is on integrating existing resource-efficient mobility solutions in cities, e.g. car and bike sharing, combined with social and physical measures to support the adoption of these new integrated and sustainable mobility solutions. SIMS involves explorative studies of existing mobility habits and practices as well as designing and trialing new solutions at specific neighborhoods in the Copenhagen area.

The PhD stipend will be an integrated part of the project and contribute to the development of new solutions to be trialed at the specific sites as well as to carry out empirical research on how these solutions are adopted by local residents and integrated into their everyday practices. Thus, in addition to more classical academic work, the PhD stipend should be open for also getting involved in creative design processes involving dialogue between project partners within the mobility area. The empirical approach of the PhD is based on qualitative methods and the theoretical approach is anchored within practice theory studies.

Candidates for the PhD stipend are expected to have a relevant social science education, e.g. within sociology, geography, urban planning, architecture, political science or anthropology. Competences in the performance of qualitative interviews (or similar qualitative methods, e.g. focus groups) are required as well as documented skills in Danish language at a proficient level. Knowledge on urban mobility, sustainable mobility or theories of practices is not a requirement, but candidates should have an interest in requiring competences within these fields during the PhD study. The SIMS project is financed by Innovation Fund Denmark and involves cooperation between 10 Danish partners from universities, municipalities/authorities, urban developers and companies offering mobility services. Find more information at the website www.sims.aau.dk (to be launched in the beginning of May 2019).

You may obtain further information from Senior Researcher Toke Haunstrup Christensen, Danish Building Research Institute, phone: +45 5142 7387, email: thc@sbi.aau.dk , concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: ld@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 9589. For more information of the research program Planning and Development  https://www.en.plan.aau.dk/doctoral-programme/

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

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 28 May 2020
Unit: Department of Civil Engineering
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Post expires on Thursday May 28th, 2020

One or more PhD Stipends in Processing of sound signals in noise for hearing assistive devices (8-19042)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one ore more PhD stipends in Processing of sound signals in noise for hearing assistive devices are available within the general study programme Electrical Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 September, 2019 or soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

In this project model-driven and/or data-driven statistical methods will be exploited in order to process noisy speech and audio signals. The model-driven approach would be based on an interplay between information theoretical and human perceptual models. The data-driven approach could be using deep neural networks.

The project will be conducted at the newly founded Centre for Acoustic Signal Processing Research (CASPR, http://caspr.es.aau.dk/) of the Section for Signal and Information Processing, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University. The Centre focuses on conducting research and education in scientific disciplines supporting future statistical signal processing concepts for hearing assistive devices.

The successful applicant must have a Master’s degree in Statistical Signal Processing, Information Theory, Estimation Theory, Machine Learning or Auditory Processing, and have extensive knowledge in one or more of the disciplines. Excellent undergraduate and master degree grades are desired. A high level of written and spoken English is also expected.

You may obtain further information from Prof. (MSO) Jan Østergaard, jo@es.aau.dk, phone+45 99408693; Prof. Zheng-Hua Tan, zt@es.aau.dk; or Prof. Jesper Jensen, jje@es.aau.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. xxx , The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: xxx, phone: +45 9940 xxxx.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 7 June 2019
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Friday June 7th, 2019

One or more PhD Stipends in Architectural Construction and Ecology of Tectonics (7-19039)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology, one or more PhD stipends are available within the general research programme Media, Architecture and Design. The stipends are open for appointment from August 15th, 2019 or soon thereafter.The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology has as its goal the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

The current situation of scarce global resources and the mounting climate crisis are among the wicked challenges faced by mankind today. No doubt in the years to come, these issues will have a major influence on architectural quality given the challenge posed by the continuous growth of industrialization.

The announced PhD stipends are part of the research environment affiliated to the section of Architecture and Urban Design, within the research on sustainable building practices, materials and architectural quality. The overall scheme of the PhD positions are architectural sustainable construction, design principles and practices related to architecture and ecology of tectonics. The emphasis is on alternative building materials and sollutions and how this influence the contemporary building culture. Thus, exploring how to link material ecology, construction and architectural tectonic qualities.

The PhD stipends will focus on developing a material and immaterial database that equally emphasizes environmental sustainability and architectural values and how such an expanded material knowledge can be an integral part of architectural design. The PhD will be concerned with how to streamline innovative ideas about alternative construction materials with creative and aesthetical thinking through theoretical and methodological investigations and various forms of testing and modeling. Practical and teaching experience together with publications within the call focus is a plus.

Keywords:
Sustainable architecture, alternative materials, ecology of tectonics

You may obtain further information from Professor Marwa Dabaieh, phone: +45 9940 7452, email: mada@create.aau.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipends.

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

The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipends.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Sofie Pia Jensen, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: spj@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 3478.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 28 May 2019
Unit: Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
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Post expires on Tuesday May 28th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Microfabricated Ultrasound Transducers for Laparoscopy

A multidisciplinary research project in the field of microfabricatedtransducers for ultrasound imaging is being established in collaboration at theDepartment of Health Technology at the Technical University of Denmark.

Responsibilities andtasks
Recent yearshas seen the development of integrated ultrasound transducers based on silicontechnology. Using silicon micromachining allows for fabrication of capacitivemicromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs). Such CMUT transducers use fairlystandard integrated circuit fabrication technology to make very smallultrasound transducers, which are grouped to form larger elements. Each ofthese devices have a thin plate that can be actuated by electrostatic forcesthus generating an ultrasound pulse. The technology is still in its earlystages and can be further advanced, but the potential capabilities are large.It is here possible to fabricate any number of elements in any kind of configuration.In this project, there will be special emphasis on new microfabricationtechniques suitable for CMUTs designed for laparoscopy.

The purposeof this project is to fabricate CMUT probes that are suitable for ultrasoundimaging using the DTU NanoLab clean room facility. The developed CMUTs areintegrated in a probe designed for laparoscopy. DTU NanoLab has a state of theart cleanroom suited for fabrication of micromachined structures. The projectis in collaboration with the company BK Medical.

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

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

Assessment
Theassessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Erik V Thomsen.

Weoffer
DTU is a leading technical university globallyrecognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientificadvice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an internationalenvironment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterizedby collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salaryand appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collectiveagreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Theallowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employmentis 3 years.

The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here. 

Further information
Additional information may be obtained from Professor Erik V Thomsen,phone (+45) 4525 5766, e-mail: ervt@.dtu.dk.    

You can read more about DTU Health Tech on www.healthtech.dtu.dk. 

Application
Please submityour online application no later than 27May 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF filecontaining all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open thelink “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attachall 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 diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidatesmay apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin beforehaving received it.

All interested candidates irrespective ofage, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouragedto apply.

DTU HealthTech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical andnatural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globallyexpanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions.DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new andinnovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society.DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, acrossdigital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies.

DTUis a technical university providing internationally leading research,education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovativesolutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are beingeducated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is anindependent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry,government and public agencies.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
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Post expires on Monday May 27th, 2019

Doctoral student in mechanical engineering

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-02176/2019

Örebro University is currently offering research study opportunities in mechanical engineering. For the successful candidate, the programme will conclude with the award of the Degree of Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering. The start date of the programme is in the autumn of 2019.

The project novelty lies in the creation of a digital twin (a dynamic software model of a system that is continuously updated with real-time system operating data and feeds real-time optimisations back to the system) that provides availability prediction and maintenance optimisation for a complete multi-asset production system.

The research will involve the development of a digital twin model of an engineering system from the mining industry, working in collaboration with national and international researchers. The candidate should be from an engineering or computer science background and have experience in building discrete event simulation (DES) models of complex systems. Experience with DES frameworks such as DESMO-J (preferred), SimPy, or commercial DES tools such as FlexSim, WITNESS, Simul8 or Arena is highly sought after. They should be competent in software programming, ideally in an object-orientated language such as C++, C#, Java or Python. Experience in reliability and maintainability modelling is desirable. A high level of proficiency in the English language is required and a working proficiency in the Swedish language is desired.

Online information

Information on admission to the programme, application form, the general syllabus for the subject, the Regulations Handbook, and other information can be found on Örebro University’s webpage for research student information: www.oru.se. You can find information about ”How to apply for admission to doctoral studies” below.

For more information on the programme and the post, please contact Professor Magnus Löfstrand, e-mail: Magnus.Lofstrand@oru.se, telephone: +46 19 303283.

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

The programme

The successful candidate is offered a place on the research study programme concluding with the Degree of Licentiate. The programme comprises 120 credits, which corresponds to two years of full-time study. The programme can be prolonged to a doctoral degree (240 credits) providing that necessary funding is granted. Extensions to the study period are granted for instance to compensate for any sick leave and parental leave.

Information on programme content and organisation can be found in the general syllabus for the subject.

Doctoral studentships

The position is offered as a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme. Duties such as teaching, administration and research other than the student’s own thesis project may be included, however with no more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. To compensate for time spent on such duties, extensions to the programme length and funding period will be granted. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is 26 900 SEK per month.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to research studies, applicants are required to meet general and specific entry requirements. In addition, they shall be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject.

Applicants meet the general entry requirements for research studies if they

  1. have been awarded a qualification at the Master’s level, or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (four years) of which at least 60 credits (one year) were awarded at the Master’s level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible. The university may permit exemptions from the entry requirements for individual applicants, if there are special grounds.

For applicants to meet the specific entry requirements for research studies in the subject, the following applies: A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes in the subject if he or she has obtained a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering or a Degree of Master (60 credits) from a programme within the main field of study or a related main field of study.

Applicants who have acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meet the specific entry requirements. Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible.

The assessment whether an applicant has such ability in other respects to benefit from the programme shall be made based on prior courses and programmes taken by the applicant, on other previous activities, as well as on the essays and other independent projects of a scholarly nature that have been submitted by the applicant.

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the research studies shall be taken into account (see the university’s selection criteria, annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject). If applicants are found to have equal qualifications, preference will be given to applicants of the underrepresented sex. The term underrepresented sex here refers to if and when the share of either female or male students enrolled on the research study programme in the subject amounts to less than 40 per cent.

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

When applying for admission to research studies, always attach the following documents:

  • The form: Application form for admission to research studies.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Proof of completed higher education, if applicable degree certificates.
  • Independent project (degree project).
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met

As a general rule, applications and enclosures should be written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish. Documents written in other languages must be translated into Swedish or English by an authorised translator. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (www.kammarkollegiet.se).

When assessing higher education credentials from abroad, Örebro University follows the principles for validation applied by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR). Applicants with higher education qualifications from abroad are recommended to contact UHR (http://www.uhr.se/) to have their qualifications assessed.

An application for admission to the programme is by default also an application for a doctoral studentship.

The application deadline is 2019-06-30. We look forward to receiving your application!

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Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019

Postdoc in In Situ Structural Catalyst Characterization

The National Centre for Nanofabrication and Characterization at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking a post doc. to work on structural and chemical characterization of nanoparticle based heterogeneous catalysts for synthesis of sustainable fuels and chemicals under conditions approaching those found in an industrial reactor by means of high-end electron microscopy.

Operando imaging and spectroscopy has become a cornerstone in the development of novel catalyst systems. We use electron microscopy to visualize and characterize the working catalyst. The fundamental insight of the dynamic structure-functionality relation at the atomic level is necessary for development of new and improved heterogeneous catalysts.

Responsibilities and tasks
The project is part of the The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals (V-SUSTAIN) headed by Prof. Ib Chorkendorff. The Center will in general concentrate its efforts on developing the technology that can ensure fossil-free production of energy, fuel and chemicals.You are interested in contributing to the fundamental understanding of nanoparticle based catalysts based on structure-functionality relationships.  

  • You are interested in contributing to the fundamental understanding of nanoparticle based catalysts based on structure-functionality relationships
  • You are interested in paving the way towards a fossil-free future
  • You will be responsible for development, optimization, and application of equipment and methodology used for operando imaging in transmission electron microscopes
  • You will contribute to new fundamental knowledge on synthesis and operating conditions of catalyst for a sustainable future
  • Your research could include electron microscopy based characterization of catalytic systems from cradle to grave meaning from synthesis, through on-stream active life to the deactivated state
  • You will work in an interdisciplinary project and act as the link between DTU Nanolab and other project partners in V-SUSTAIN
This project has two main parts.

One part is to characterize novel catalyst systems developed within the project consortium under conditions approaching those found in industrial reactors aiming at unraveling their morphology and how it develops.

The other part of the project is to develop and optimize the equipment used for operando imaging in electron microscopes. This latter part involves development and understanding of how various gas species, gas flows, gas pressure and temperature influences imaging at the sub-Ångstrøm level. Reaction products will be measured by mass spectrometry in order to correlate catalytic activity to structure.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent within physics, chemistry or chemical engineering. Experience with vatalysis, spectroscopy, or electron microscopy is beneficial.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 18 months.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher, Thomas Willum Hansen, tel.: +45 4525 6476 and Professor Jakob B. Wagner, tel.: +45 4525 6471.

You can read more about DTU Nanolab at
www.nanolab.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 7 June 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 Nanolab is a common infrastructure and research facility located at and fully owned by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. DTU Nanolab houses a state-of-the-art electron microscopy center, which was inaugurated in Dec. 2007. The work carried out at DTU Nanolab spans the range of basic topographical studies to highly sophisticated analysis of nanoscale materials in hard and soft matter.

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

Deadline: 7 June 2019
Unit: DTU Nanolab
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 7th, 2019

PhD scholarship in In Situ Structural Catalyst Characterization

The National Centre for Nanofabrication and Characterization at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking a PhD student to work on structural and chemical characterization of nanoparticle based heterogeneous catalysts for synthesis of sustainable fuels and chemicals under conditions approaching those found in an industrial reactor by means of high-end electron microscopy.

Operando imaging and spectroscopy has become a cornerstone in the development of novel catalyst systems. We use electron microscopy to visualize and characterize the working catalyst. The fundamental insight of the dynamic structure-functionality relation at the atomic level is necessary for development of new and improved heterogeneous catalysts.

Responsibilities and tasks
The project is part of the The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals (V-SUSTAIN) headed by Prof. Ib Chorkendorff. The Center will in general concentrate its efforts on developing the technology that can ensure fossil-free production of energy, fuels and chemicals. 

  • You are interested in contributing to the fundamental understanding of nanoparticle based catalysts based on structure-functionality relationships
  • You are interested in paving the way towards a fossil-free future
  • You will be responsible for development, optimization, and application of equipment and methodology used for operando imaging in transmission electron microscopes
  • You will contribute to new fundamental knowledge on synthesis and operating conditions of catalysts for a sustainable future
  • Your research could include electron microscopy based characterization of catalytic systems from cradle to grave meaning from synthesis, through on-stream active life to the deactivated state
  • You will work in an interdisciplinary project and act as the link between DTU Nanolab and other project partners in V-SUSTAIN
This project has two main parts.

One part is to characterize novel catalyst systems developed within the project consortium under conditions approaching those found in industrial reactors aiming at unraveling their morphology and how it develops.

The other part of the project is to develop and optimize the equipment used for operando imaging in electron microscopes. This latter part involves development and understanding of how various gas species, gas flows, gas pressure and temperature influences imaging at the sub-Ångstrøm level. Reaction products will be measured by mass spectrometry in order to correlate catalytic activity to structure.

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. Experience with catalysis, spectroscopy, or electron microscopy is beneficial. 
  • A Master degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering is preferred.
  • Good communication skills and a good command in English is expected.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by associate professor Christian D. Damsgaard, and Professor Jakob Birkedal Wagner.

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 workplace during the PhD project will mainly be at DTU Nanolab, b307, Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher, Thomas Willum Hansen, tel.: +45 4525 6476 and Professor Jakob B. Wagner, tel +45 4525 6471.

You can read more about DTU Nanolab at
www.nanolab.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 June 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 Nanolab is a common infrastructure and research facility located at and fully owned by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. DTU Nanolab houses a state-of-the-art electron microscopy center, which was inaugurated in Dec. 2007. The work carried out at DTU Nanolab spans the range of basic topographical studies to highly sophisticated analysis of nanoscale materials in hard and soft matter.  


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

Deadline: 7 June 2019
Unit: DTU Nanolab
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 7th, 2019

Postdoc for Modelling of High Temperature Electrolysis; from Micron-scale Processes to System Perspectives

Do you want to contribute to a sustainable future? At DTU Energy our research is targeting exactly this, and we are looking for new team members.

 

It is clear to all that the sooner we can stop relying on fossil fuels the better. Cars and small vehicles can be run on batteries and fuel cells. Larger vessels like aircrafts and ships for long distance transport will need higher energy density carriers, and liquid fuels, or highly compressed gaseous fuels, appears to be the best options. Various fuels can be synthesized by electrolysis and down-stream catalytic upgrading processes, but the question of what are the best sustainable alternatives to the fossil fuels we use today remains unanswered?

 

Hydrocarbon fuels like methanol or methane may be synthesized from biomass, but research shows that fuels obtained from bio-waste (straw, wood chips etc.) might not be sufficient to cover our needs, at least not without supplying additional hydrogen. This hydrogen can be obtained by splitting of steam via electrolysis. Due to scarcity of biomass resources, our research also considers alternatives to hydrocarbons for instance ammonia.

 

The solid oxide cell (SOC) technology has the potential to become a key technology in the future sustainable energy system – acting both as fuel cells to generate power locally (SOFC) and as electrolysis cells (SOEC) to supply hydrogen (and maybe also nitrogen) to be used for synthesizing fuels for the transport sector.

 

We are working on a number of research projects, running in parallel, trying to answer, the following questions:

  • What are the best sustainable fuels for transport, more specifically shipping?
  • How is a fuel cell stack run optimally, using ammonia as a fuel?
  • How can we through design optimization and choice of operating conditions best minimize thermal gradients and thereby thermal stresses in fuel cell stacks?

These questions we address by modelling; both at the system level, describing overall efficiency and process economy of plants and routes for different sustainable fuels, and on the micron-scale by use of multi-physics continuum models describing the processes in the units themselves.

 

We are thus looking to recruit two postdocs to help us with:

  1. Setting up system models at the plant level involving the electrolysis units and peripheral components and describing overall process economy.
  2. Further developing our multi-physical models of SOC stacks, describing the electro-chemical processes and their coupling with heat-, mass-, and charge-transport processes as well as the thermo-mechanical stresses building up during use.

You will be working in a team on these topics. The tasks will however be split according to competences and you will be working with one of the two above topics, primarily.

 

The main activity will take place at the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at DTU Risø campus initially and from ultimo 2019 at DTU Lyngby campus, as the department is being united at this campus.

Qualifications
Qualified applicants must have:

  • PhD degree in engineering, physics, chemistry or similar.
  • Experience with description of heat and mass transfer processes.
  • Experience with system modelling (1st postdoc )
  • Experience with multi-physics problems and preferably some experience with finite element analysis using e.g. COMSOL, ANSYS or similar (2nd postdoc)
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

The first topic requires a background in physics, chemistry or mechanical engineering. Knowledge on energy conversion processes, energy system descriptions and techno-economical assessments are further advantageous

 

For the second topic, some experience in numerical modelling of coupled partial differential equations (PDEs) or experience in simulation of several physical phenomena individually (flow, diffusion, charge transport, heat transport, solid mechanics) are preferred competences. This could be either using CFD or FEM based methods, but competences within phase field modelling or Lattice Boltzmann methods will also be considered in the evaluation.

 

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
The position is for a fixed duration up to 2 years.
 

The expected starting date is the late summer / autumn of 2019.

 
Further information

Please contact Senior Researcher Henrik Lund Frandsen, +45 93 51 16 18, hlfr@dtu.dk, or Professor Peter Vang Hendriksen, +45 4677 5725, pvhe@dtu.dk.

 

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

 
Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 May 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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

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

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

 

DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity and thermoelectrics. Additional information about the department can be found on www.ecs.dtu.dk

 

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

Deadline: 31 May 2019
Unit: DTU Energy
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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Postdoc in Low Energy X-Ray Studies

DTU Space would like to invite applications for a Postdoc position starting in June 2019 on the topic of “Low Energy X-Ray Research”. The position will be based in the Division of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics whose research focuses on High energy instrumentation, large scale structure of the universe, compact objects, exoplanets, space weather, cosmoclimatology and electrical discharges in the atmosphere.

 

The Division of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics operates a series of laboratories, in particular x-ray facilities, detector labs, a multilayer deposition lab as well as a lab for studying atmospheres.  This Postdoc position focuses on a newly established low-energy X-ray facility with research within studies of thin film coatings etc.

 
Responsibilities and tasks
The aim of this position is to
  • Produce and characterize coated X-ray mirrors representative of the ATHENA optics for demonstration of performance,
  • Evaluate short- and long-term stability of the possible material candidates for the X-ray mirror coatings,
  • Identify possible coating contaminants and the effects these may have on mirror development processes,
  • Characterization of ATHENA X-ray mirrors via reflectivity measurements utilizing a 1.5 keV reflectometer,
  • Complete assessment of coating performance by combining X-ray reflectivity measurements at 1.5 keV, 8.047 keV and synchrotron radiation,
  • Validate X-ray measurements considered for characterization of thin film coatings.
  • The above work is connected to a contract with ESA, and therefore the expected tasks also include collecting information to write monthly reports and technical notes, planning the required work to successfully complete the work package tasks etc.
Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent within the area of thin film production and x-ray

measurements and analysis.
 

For this position, experience with X-ray laboratories and thin film coating instrumentation is essential. In particular

  • Operating and maintaining laboratories; repair and order instrument components, train and teach students to use equipment
  • Establish experimental procedures for research and development of future X-ray telescope missions
  • Analyze and interpret results from thin film coatings

Furthermore, we are looking for someone who has

  • Demonstrated the ability to publish at the highest-level in the international peer-reviewed research literature
  • Presentation skills appropriate for communicating research findings at international conferences
  • Passion to work on complex, challenging topics
  • Ability to thrive on collaboration and teamwork

Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU, as well as a natural interest in collaboration and personal responsibility.

 
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
The period of employment is 2 years.
 

Workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, approximately 15 km north of central Copenhagen.

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from head of division Allan Hornstrup, Division of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics, DTU Space, allan@space.dtu.dk

 
You can read more about DTU Space on http://www.space.dtu.dk/English.aspx
 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 27 May 2019 (local time).

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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 Space has about 155 employees, an annual turn-over of about 150 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astro-physics.

 

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

Deadline: 27 May 2019
Unit: DTU Space
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday May 27th, 2019

Postdoc on circular economy with focus on circular manufacturing systems

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för industriell teknik och management

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Production engineering (IIP) includes techniques which mainly concern engineer technical development of products, processes, systems and methods that have direct impact on this production. The area includes everything from engineering aspects of manufacturing to assembly of components for functional products and recycling issues associated with these disciplines.

Job description

The Department of Production Engineering (IIP) includes techniques which mainly concern engineer technical development of products, processes, systems and methods that have direct impact on this production. The area includes everything from engineering aspects of manufacturing to assembly of components for functional products and recycling issues associated with these disciplines. The department’s staff and students come from all over the world and contribute to a very international environment. The Unit for Manufacturing & Metrology Systems (MMS) works with research, education and policy in the area of Circular Economy, with particular focus on manufacturing industry. The research projects are usually related to highly interdisciplinary areas, such as product design, (business) operations, supply chains and information and communication technology in manufacturing setting. Collaborative projects usually involve academics, public sector and industry partners.

In this postdoc position aims to strengthen research and development activities to advance CE research. Therefore, we are looking for a candidate how has sound track record with CE system perspective. The candidate will primarily be involved with:

  • Developing research ideas and concepts and transforming these into actionable research tasks
  • Development of consortia for the purpose of creating funding proposals
  • Execution of own research tasks
  • Coordination of research proposals
  • Working on CE and other related education tasks
  • Publishing both in scholarly and popular science magazines

Qualifications

To qualify for postdoc employment at IIP, the candidate must hold a PhD degree in engineering with M.Sc. and B.Sc. degree in production, manufacturing, industrial, mechanical, or equivalent area, not older than 3 years. Cross-disciplinary work and the ability to coordinate and manage complex inputs from a wide range of research disciplines from collaborating bodies across different projects is crucial. The successful candidate has academic publications in leading scientific peer-reviewed journals, preferably in the area of CE.

Furthermore, the ability is required to generate research ideas and use these ideas in order to create research proposals to secure funding. Having experience from similar activities will be considered during the selection process, which include:

  • Identification of relevant problems areas and ideas
  • Identification of relevant research calls
  • Creation of consortium of relevant research partners
  • Explanation of the problems or ideas in a scientific manner
  • Identification of impacts of the problems/ideas
  • Identification of the means of carrying out the research work, such as work and task plan, budgeting and resources planning

Therefore, it is preferred that the candidate has at least 3-year experience in project management with the skills in project planning, execution and reporting are necessary. Having experience from participating and managing large and medium projects is highly valued for this position. Having worked with EU and nationally funded (or equivalent) research projects from the past will be an added advantage.

It is also preferred that the candidate has skills in complex systems modelling and implementing system models to create simulations to obtain explanatory insights on CE systems. Interest and basic knowledge of programming languages like Java, VisualBasic or similar are required. The candidate should be able and be comfortable with working in cross-cultural and cross-functional teams, on local and international level. Therefore, an excellent command of English is required. Finally, the ability to identify relevant stakeholders and disseminate research findings among senior executives and stakeholders from local government and large companies in relevant sectors is crucial.

Knowledge of Swedish is meritorious, further European language skills are a plus. Knowledge in business models, product design, closed-loop supply chain and information and communication technology relevant to CE will be a plus. The candidate should be able to supervise B.Sc., M.Sc. thesis and PhD students at their early stage. Having similar experience from the past is a plus.

We will place great emphasis on the personal suitability for this position, where the following are of great importance:

  • Ability to work structured and independently as well as collaboratively
  • Break down of high level research concepts to actionable research tasks
  • Interdisciplinary working scope and international mind-set

Trade union representatives

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

Application

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

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

Others

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

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

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberM-2019-1035
ContactAmir Rashid, +46 8 790 63 73, Maya Öberg, +46 8 790 76 53
Last application date14.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Friday June 14th, 2019

Industrial PhD on Affective Healthcare Design

Digital technologies are increasingly seen as vital for the management of chronic diseases. At Daman, we are building the future digital health platform to improve the quality of life for chronic patients while reducing the costs for healthcare. In this role, you will be engaged in an industrial PhD in collaboration with the IT University of Copenhagen. If you are passionate about developing novel concepts for driving behavioral change among people with chronic diseases, please do let us know!

We invite highly motivated individuals to apply for the PhD position starting preferable 15 July 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.    

Role & Requirements  
You will be engaged in a 3-year industrial PhD project exploring an affect-oriented approach to designing interactions for improving patient lives.  

The aim of the project is to cultivate affective and emotional features when adapting to a life with chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases. The project seeks to develop new forms of interaction design that use micro-interactional features to support macro-relational changes in people’s lives. The overall focus will be on delivering value by designing affective interactions that explore a number of technological platforms with focus on the RheumaBuddy digital service.    

In the PhD fellowship you will collaborate with the IT University of Copenhagen and Daman. You will be employed by Daman and enrolled in the PhD School at ITU. Your work will be partly located physically at the university and partly at the Daman office in Copenhagen.    

You & Your Qualifications

We expect that you

  • Have a genuine interest in healthcare and digital health services  
  • Hold a master’s degree in interaction design or participatory design  
  • Have attained at least a grade of 10 (Danish scale) for any final thesis/examination project  
  • Are able to work independently as well as in teams  
  • Are able to communicate with high proficiency in Danish and English  
  • Are well-structured in your work  

As this PhD fellowship is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark, kindly note the requirements listed in this document (page 3-4).    

Application

  • The application must be in English and must include:  
  • A cover letter;  
  • A statement of purpose, which provides evidence of independent thinking, novelty and originality, and a state of the art grasp of the targeted research field matching the project description above;  
  • Documentation of academic degree(s); grade transcripts that documents outstanding academic achievement;  
  • Curriculum Vitae, which must include two professional/academic references;  
  • Applications may also include a relevant scientific publication written by the applicant, or the applicants master thesis. Letters of recommendation can also be included in the application  

  Applications without the above-mentioned documents will not be assessed.   It is understood that even highly qualified applicants will satisfy these requirements to varying degrees, for example because of differences in publication cultures in various research fields.    

Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.    

About the IT University of Copenhagen  
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. ITU has more than 160 full-time academics. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT. Learn more about ITU at www.itu.dk.    

At ITU, the project will be affiliated with the Affective Interaction & Relations (AIR) Lab and Research Group in the Digital Design Department. The Lab offers an experimental design space for exploring affective and emotional aspects of living with digital and interactive technologies. See more on www.airlab.itu.dk. Your main academic supervisor will be Associate Professor in Interaction Design, Jonas Fritsch (frit@itu.dk), who is also Head of AIR. His work centers on a creative thinking of interaction design, experience design and affect theory with an increasing focus on matters within digital healthcare. The IT University encourages diversity of applicants regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions    

About Daman  
Daman is a fast-growing provider of digital healthcare services. A number of digital health services are in the market serving thousands of patients throughout the European market using the HealthBuddy platform. The products are developed in collaboration with patient advocacy groups, healthcare professionals, public healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical industry. The vision is to globally give people with chronic diseases as high a quality of life as possible despite their disease.     We offer a great learning environment with an ambitious team working hard to make the world a better place by helping those with a chronic disease.    

Application procedure  
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our website: http://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies.      

Please read the guidelines for applicants carefully before filling in the application form. You can see the guidelines through this link: www.itu.en/Guidelines    

Applications must be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.     Questions about the positions can be directed to Andreas Dam, CEO at Daman, by e-mail andreas.dam@damandigital.com or by phone +45 51906020. Questions about the PhD education can be directed to the PhD School at phdsupport@itu.dk. Questions related to the application procedure may be directed to HR, Nina Sølvberg Nelby, nine@itu.dk.    

The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.    

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.    

Application deadline: May 31st at 23:59 CEST.  

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.    

The IT University and Daman invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.  

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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Research Engineer – technical system for separation and analysis of greenhouse gases

Ref. No. SU FV-1726-19ShareShare

at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry. Closing date: 3 June 2019.

Research in the environment and climate field is one of the strongholds of Stockholm University. The Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) is one of the larger departments in the Faculty of Science with over 200 employees. We are located in the Geoscience Building, together with other departments in the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, on the beautiful park-like campus Frescati in the northern reaches of Stockholm. Several projects in the ACES Biogeochemitry Unit is focused on using isotopes to fingerprint the sources of greenhouse gases in seawater and the atmosphere (incl. with financing through a European Research Council – Advanced Grant). One important component is the development and establishment of techniques for both sampling and for subsequent preparation of samples for isotope analyses. We now look for a technically-focused person to contribute to developing these systems.

Main responsibilities
This position is primarily dedicated to develop a system for isolation of methane and carbon dioxide from seawater and atmosphere samples and for preparation of these for isotope analyses. Under guidance of our senior research engineer, you will design, perform and evaluate tests to characterize the module components that will be part of the full system (e.g., oxidation steps, absorbents, cold traps, programming of walves etc). We have for thus system development a dedicated advanced measurement instrument for methane and carbon dioxide (a laser-based Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer along with several well-equipped laboratories). Additional tasks include optimization of sample methodology for methane in seawater (i.e., purge-and-trap), as well as a pre-concentration device to be hyphenated with a GCirMS for determination of natural abundance 14C measurements of methane in air.

Qualification requirements
We are looking for you who have substantial practical experience of development and trouble-shooting of technical systems for separation and processing of gases or liquids, and/or for measurement systems for gases. Your background may be from an academic research environment but equally well from an instrument-analytical or other high-tech company. You should have experience from analytical instruments and laboratory work with respect to gases. 

You should be careful and have well-developed skills for organization and documentation of your work. The employment demands flexibility and good ability to collaborate. Personal suitability is an important value.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time temporary position for 12 months. Starting as soon as possible yet per agreement. 

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Örjan Gustafsson, orjan.gustafsson@aces.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Only include the cover letter (including contact information to reference persons) and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 03/06/2019

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Post expires on Monday June 3rd, 2019

Center for Basic Research in Program Verification (CPV) is looking for Post Docs

Supported by a generous Villum Investigator Grant from VILLUM FONDEN we will start a new Center for Basic Research in Program Verification (CPV) in September 2019 at Aarhus University, Denmark.

We are looking for several postdocs and PhD students to work in the Center for Basic Research in Program Verification. Research topics include: extensions of higher-order concurrent separation logics (such as our Iris logic, see iris-project.org), e.g., to reason about distributed systems; probabilistic program logics; logical relations for relational reasoning about safety and security properties; formal modeling of low-level capability machines and secure compilation; guarded cubical type theory; and Coq formalizations.

Postdoc positions are for two years initially (can be extended upon mutual agreement).

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Professor Lars Birkedal via birkedal@cs.au.dk.
For more information about Lars Birkedal’s work, see https://cs.au.dk/~birke/

Application deadline is July 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD positions at SDU Center for Energy Informatics within Digital Twin technology

SDU Center for Energy Informatics invite applications for 3-year PhD positions. The starting date for the positions are as soon as possible in 2019 after the application deadline.

SDU Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative software solutions that can facilitate the transition towards a sustainable energy system. The center is part of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark, and located at the main Campus in Odense, Denmark.

We are looking for highly-motivated and ambition students 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 candidates have a master’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science. 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.

The announced PhD positions are part of implementing the center’s strategic research objectives for Digital Twin technology within the following areas:

Digital Twin Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems
The project aims to develop a generic digital twin framework for modelling, controlling and optimizing cyber-physical systems, including Smart Buildings, Smart Factories and Smart Energy Networks. The development of the digital twin framework will be based on the center’s multi-objective optimization framework – Controleum, and include industrial case studies from the center’s research and development projects with industry.

Digital Twin for Experimenting with Robot-Building Integration
The project aims to develop a digital twin of robots and their building context to enable lab facilities to experiment with the building integration of robots. The project will have an experiential focus on spatial sensor data, their representation in a digital twin and the ability to enable new robot-focused experiments in a lab setting. The project will contribute to several projects including the SDU I4.0 lab initiative.

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

Contact information
Further information is available by emailing 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.

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

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).

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 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
• Motivated application. Upload in the field called “Project description” 
• Detailed 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 in one of the fields called “Publication” 
• An official document describing both the educational structure and the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication” 
• The 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 any

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: 1 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

4+4 PhD positions at SDU Center for Energy Informatics within Digital Twin technology

SDU Center for Energy Informatics invite applications for 4+4 PhD positions in Software Engineering. To apply for the 4+4 PhD positions, it is required that the applicant is enrolled in a Master’s programme in Software Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and has completed the first semester. The starting date for the positions are 1. September 2019.

SDU Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative software solutions that can facilitate the transition towards a sustainable energy system. The center is part of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark, and located at the main Campus in Odense, Denmark.

We are looking for highly-motivated and ambition students 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 announced PhD positions are part of implementing the center’s strategic research objectives for Digital Twin technology within the following areas:

Digital Twin Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems
The project aims to develop a generic digital twin framework for modelling, controlling and optimizing cyber-physical systems, including Smart Buildings, Smart Factories and Smart Energy Networks. The development of the digital twin framework will be based on center’s multi-objective optimization framework – Controleum, and include industrial case studies from the center’s research and development projects with industry.

Digital Twin for Experimenting with Robot-Building Integration
The project aims to develop a digital twin of robots and their building context to enable lab facilities to experiment with the building integration of robots. The project will have an experiential focus on spatial sensor data, their representation in a digital twin and the ability to enable new robot-focused experiments in a lab setting. The project will contribute to several projects including the SDU I4.0 lab initiative.

The application must include a research plan of max. 3 pages, indicating the candidates expected research for the 4-year PhD period. The plan must include problem motivation, state of art, research question, proposed methodology, and expected results. The research plan must address one of the two announced areas and indicate the applicants’ competence to execute the research plan. Research plans addressing other than the announced research areas will not be considered.

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

Important information before applying
To be considered for the position it is required that the applicant is enrolled in a Master’s programme (kandidatuddannelse) at the Faculty and has completed the first year.

The 4+4 PhD fellowship programme is divided into a 22 months grant period followed by an employment period. When the master’s degree (kandidatuddannelse) is achieved and you as least have attained a grad of 10 (Danish scale), you will be employed at the same terms as a 3-year PhD fellowship.

The enrollment and employment will cease without further notice at the end of the 4-year period.

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).

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

• Completed TEK PhD application form for 4+4 applicants
• Motivated application. Upload in the field called “Project description”
• Detailed Curriculum Vitae
• Copies of the official bachelor diploma and transcripts of exam plus master’s transcripts of exams in professional English translation or in Danish
• Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”
• An official document describing both the educational structure and the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”
• The 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 any

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: 1 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Luminescence Dating

DTU Nutech, The Radiation Physics Division, is seeking candidates for a PhD position to investigate the chronology of the migration of early and modern humans using luminescence dating. These studies will be concentrated on the eastern European and western Asian plains, particularly around the famous Kostenki group of sites, and will be in collaboration with colleagues from the Russian and Siberian branches of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The Radiation Physics Division carries out research, innovation and research-based consultancy in the fields of dosimetry, luminescence physics, and neutronics, with applications within e.g. geological and archaeological dating, radiation therapy, radiation processing, radiation protection and nuclear emergency preparedness. The division presently consists of approx. 40 people including researchers, technicians and PhD students.

Responsibilities and tasks

The aim of the PhD project is to investigate the hypothesis that Anatomically Modern Humans arrived on the central east European plain well before the presently accepted 42 ka. OSL dating of sand sized grains of quartz and feldspar is today one of the most important chronological tools in Late Quaternary geology and human evolution studies. The fundamental challenges in OSL dating are that such target materials may have a residual age at the time of deposition and that they may subsequently migrate within the burial matrix. To address these challenges, we will test the methodological hypotheses that (i) luminescence dating using multi-grain samples is significantly inaccurate compared to independent age control, and (ii) only single-grain dating provides accurate dates for Kostenki and related sites. The successful applicant will work on all aspects of testing these hypotheses.

 
Qualifications

Master’s or equivalent degree in physics, chemistry, geoscience, archaeological science or similar. It is highly desirable that the candidate has experience in luminescence dating.

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 of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

 

We offer
We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international academic environment with excellent possibilities for professional and personal development. The successful candidate will work in an environment with activities and expertise in a wide range of fields related to ionizing radiation, including radiation physics, dosimetry, radioecology and medical applications.

Salary and terms of employment

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

 

The place of work is DTU Nutech at the Risø Campus in Roskilde.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Kristina Thomsen, krth@dtu.dk, +45 4677 4925.


You can read more about DTU Nutech at https://www.nutech.dtu.dk


Application

We must receive your online application by 28 May 2019

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 
The aim of the Radiation Physics Division is to:
  • carry out fundamental and applied research in luminescence physics, dosimetry and neutronics
  • develop instruments in support of radiation physics research and applications world-wide
  • provide continuing education for professionals in research, hospitals and industry
  • offer calibration services and scientific advice in radiation dosimetry and radiation processing

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

Deadline: 28 May 2019
Unit: DTU Nutech
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Post expires on Tuesday May 28th, 2019

PhD position in “Pedagogy of Computational Thinking: a comparative perspective between Asia and Scandinavia”

The Embodied Systems for Robotics and Learning (ESRL) section of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute invites applications for a PhD fellowship in the pedagogy of Computational Thinking in collaboration with the Department for the Study of Culture (IKV) – media studies. The topic of the PhD will be: “Comparative study of pedagogical patterns in primary school teaching of Computational Thinking: Asia and Scandinavia.” The position is is available from 1. August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD student will be part of both the ESRL and of the Media Studies group at IKV and participate in research and teaching activities in both settings. The PhD student is also expected to visit Asian countries (such as Japan and Taiwan) repeatedly during the duration of the project.

Main objective
Observing and cataloging pedogogical approaches in teaching C. T. (Computational Thinking) in and out of the class in Asia and Scandinavia. Deploy qualitative methods outside Scandinavia. In Asia IT-related studies in education typically rely on quantitative approaches, and comparted to Scandinavia usually there is less focus on learning experiences and social engagement in the classroom, as well as on the individual preferences of learners and teachers. Therefore, we propose that the student travels to study in-situ, observe physical layout and class orchestration. Moreover, thanks to our network of contacts we can leverage on locals to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers.

Results
A collection of typical patterns, i.e. best practices for teaching C.T., taking advantage of qualitative methods. We also expect the PhD student to define and test (locally in Denmark) a kit of free tools and pedagogical patterns for teachers to sucessfully introduce C.T. to primary school classes. When data has been collected and analized (in form of a matrix, for example) the candidate will be able to compile a collection of typical patterns for teaching C. T. that are adaptive with respect to cultural differences such as those described by Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. The findings and publications will be made available in school web fora in English (and possibly also in Danish) to better support rapid dissemination of the results of the study to local partners.

Applicants for the positions should document their skills and previous experience with respect to:
– programming and familiarity with children’s programming environments such as Scratch or Blockly
– user-centered design and interaction design, especially for children and in educational contexts
– educational technology and learning theories: learning and pedagogy interests during their studies, and in the bachelor or master projects

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in engineering and ICT (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) and have demonstrated relevant technical skills.

Contact information
Further information is available from the Head of Section John Hallam at email: john@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.

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

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).

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 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
• Motivated application. Upload in the field called “Project description”
• Detailed 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 in one of the fields called “Publication”
• An official document describing both the educational structure and the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload 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 any

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: 1 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019