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PhD position in experimental capacitor technology

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for one or more 3-year positions as PhD in the area of Power Capacitors and their applications. The positions are located at the section Electrical Engineering in Sønderborg within the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE). Starting date is September 15th, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The task portfolio of the PhD will be linked to several projects within CIE. CIE is embedded in a powerhouse in electronics, which includes researchers and developers at universities and industries on both sides of the Danish-German border. CIE is a new initiative striving for high quality and great impact of its research, innovation, and education. Central to achieving this objective is access to state-of-the-art facilities and close collaborations with industries.

The aim of the position is to build strong knowledge and competencies within capacitor theory and simulation.

Job description

  • You will conduct research in the field of capacitor theory and thermal and electrical simulation of capacitors
  • You will participate in planning, execution and documentation of projects with industrial partners.
  • You will be involved in the daily supervision of Master and Bachelor students.
  • You will publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact.
  • You will assist in teaching activities.

Profile and requirements

  • You have a Master degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Electronics, Physics, Chemistry or related fields.
  • You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
  • You are interested in a longer term commitment in a growing research group and you are willing to work in close cooperation with industry.
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Contact information

Further information is available Professor Thomas Ebel, Head of CIE, phone: +45 6550 1288, email: ebel@sdu.dk.

If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

Conditions of employment
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 (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements).

Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the Head of the PhD School has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

A PhD fellow is not allowed to have any kind of sideline employment, while enrolled as PhD fellow at the faculty.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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

The assessment process
Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used. 

Application procedure
The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on How to apply before applying.

The application deadline is August 15th, 2022.

The application must be in English and must include the following – the required forms must be found at the Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants. Find the form at the Faculty website.
  • Motivation letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both the original documents and in professional English translation.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Find the form at the Faculty website. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • References (names and emails) and reference letters may also be included. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface for Wireless Sensing (RISing)

Applicants are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Electrical and Computer Engineering programme. The position is available from 1 October 2022 or later.

Title:
Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface for Wireless Sensing (RISing)

Research area and project description:
Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) is a surface with controllable phase shifts that can manipulate wavefronts in real time. RIS enables the environment to be engineered, and thus creates a new paradigm for communication and sensing. While the concept of RIS has a long history in the electromagnetic literature, little work has been done analyzing the application of RIS in signal processing areas. For instance, RIS can be used for wireless sensing, a recent promising direction that explores the application of wireless signal to sense the environment. This includes for example, positioning/localization, human activity detection and environment monitoring.

Wireless sensing exploits characteristics of measured wireless channels for activity sensing, it is of importance for a variety of applications such as activity monitoring, security surveillance, crowd counting, elderly and children care. The current state-of-the-art suffers from significant performance loss when there are no line-of-sight (LOS) paths. This can be solved by placing an RIS in appropriate locations to create virtual LOS paths. In this project,  the objective is to obtain a better understanding on how RIS can be used for sensing and to fully utilize its potential. The goals of this PhD project is to (i) develop models for the signal propagation with RIS and analysis its fundamental limits; (ii) design sensing signals from both the transmitter and the RIS ; (iii) develop low complexity algorithms for positioning and tracking with the aid of RIS; (iv) detect human activities and track movements using RIS in non-line-of-sight scenarios.

The Network Computing, Communications and Storage (NETX) Group operates at the intersection of theory and implementation of communication and computation, machine learning, distributed systems, and Cloud/Edge technologies. For this reason, we encourage applicants with a strong theoretical profile or a strong implementation/programming profile (or ideally both) to apply. Our group also counts with a new and well-funded laboratory to deploy large storage server pods, computing servers, ARM micro-servers for energy efficient edge operations, GPU work station, Jetson TX2 boards and a number of end-user devices.

Project description. For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. Please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a PDF in the application.

Qualifications and specific competences:
We are looking for highly motivated and independent students willing to take the challenge to do a successful 3-year PhD programme in Aarhus University. The ideal candidate will have the following profile (but not all items are required for a successful application):

  • Relevant Master’s degree (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering), although exceptional candidates from related disciplines (e.g., Applied Mathematics) will also be considered.
  • Excellent undergraduate and master degree grades are required.
  • Background on signal processing, machine learning, information theory or communication systems is highly desired, but candidates from other disciplines will be considered based on their merits and potential.
  • Background on linear algebra, mathematics and statistics is desired.
  • Strong background on programming, particularly C++ or python, is required.
  • Good English verbal and written skills are required.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Turing Building (5341), Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 01 August 2022 23:59 CEST. Preferred starting date is 1 October 2022.

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see our application guide.

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.
  • Shortlisting will be used, which means that the evaluation committee only will evaluate the most relevant applications.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Salary and terms of employment are in accordance with applicable collective agreement.   

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

Modelling CO2 capture and conversion technologies in industrial clusters with high renewable penetration

Applicants are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Mechanical and Production Engineering programme. The position is available from 1 October 2022 or later.
 

Title:
Modelling CO2 capture and conversion technologies in industrial clusters with high renewable penetration

Research area and project description:
The Novo Nordisk CO2 Research Center (CORC) ambitions to develop breakthrough technologies to capture and use CO2 with the potential to be deployed at the Gigaton scale.

This PhD project is part of an interdisciplinary team of 4 interlinked PhD projects covering system analyses and modelling supporting and underpinning those objectives.

This PhD project will use and develop state-of-the-art system models to improve our understanding of the need and the potential role of CO2 capture and conversion technologies in a future climate-neutral system.

Such technologies are expected to be cost-competitive first in industrial clusters where e.g. the capture of CO2 and the production of H2 and other synthetic fuels are physically closed. The PhD project aims at answering the following research questions:  What are the main limitations of existing CO2 technologies? Can we design hybrid renewable plants including CO2 capture or conversion? What is the level of regional integration that is needed for CO2 technologies?Due to the large uncertainty in the maximum performance attainable by CO2 technologies, it is difficult to obtain a precise representation of them in the models. To overcome this limitation, this PhD project will focus on determining the combination of parameters (feasibility space) that a novel technology requires to become part of a future sustainable system. The feasibility space will be estimated by multi-parameters sweeping aiming to investigate the required performance in terms of cost, electricity and heating consumption, capturing and conversion efficiency, ramping capabilities, etc.

This analysis will be complemented with a detailed survey of the estimated current and attainable performance parameters for the different CO2 technologies. For this, collaboration with other researchers at CORC will be key. The survey together with the definition of the feasibility space will allow determining the performance gaps, i.e., which parameter/s needs to be improved and to what extent, providing useful feedback for technology developers.The modelling will be implemented in the state-of-the-art open energy modelling PyPSA. The candidate will use and expand the model, among other things to include new relevant material flows (e.g synthetic methanol, ethylene,)

The PhD candidate will focus on modelling and use high-performance computing, but will also interact with other technology developers at the CORC. The group publishes in high-impact journals, ensures a collaborative research framework, and is committed to using open-science methodologies. The following references provide a short overview of the scientific approach of the research group:

[1] M. Victoria, E. Zeyen, T. Brown, Speed of technological transformations required in Europe to achieve different climate goals, Joule 6 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2022.04.016 

[2] M. Victoria, K. Zhu, T. Brown, G. B. Andresen, M. Greiner, Early decarbonisation of the European energy system pays off, Nature communications 11 (2020) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-20015-4   

The PhD project will be supervised by Assoc. Prof. Marta Victoria (Aarhus University) and co-supervised by Assoc. Prof. Gorm B. Andresen (Aarhus University) and Prof. André Faaij (Utrecht University)

Project description. For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. Please simply copy the project description above and upload it as a PDF in the application.

Qualifications and specific competences:
MSc in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Energy Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Economics or similar.
Experience with Python.
Good writing and communication skills in English
The candidate must show initiative and collaborate in teamwork
A good understanding of the energy system technologies and economics will be positively evaluated.
Experience with other programming languages, open-software development, project managing with Github, and high-performance computing clusters is not mandatory but will be positively evaluated.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Marta Victoria, mvp@mpe.au.dk

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 08 August 2022 23:59 CEST. Preferred starting date is 01 October 2022.

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see our application guide.

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.
  • Shortlisting will be used, which means that the evaluation committee only will evaluate the most relevant applications.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Salary and terms of employment are in accordance with applicable collective agreement.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow in material modelling and fracture mechanics

The Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering (DTU Sustain) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in the fields of material modelling and fracture mechanics, starting from October 1, 2022.

Responsibilities and qualifications
This project aims to understand the basic mechanisms of fatigue in heterogeneous materials to enable a physics-based approach for modelling and characterization. We will achieve this aim seamlessly integrating in situ x-ray microtomography, novel digital volume correlation techniques, and innovative finite element and multiscale modelling approaches to assess the evolving 3D displacement and strain fields at various length scales. The project will thereby have a significant impact on the field, predicting the emergent behaviour of heterogeneous materials without resorting to phenomenology but rather directly unravelling the micro-mechanical origin of macroscopic behaviour.

The successful candidates will join an ambitious international research team and gain access to world-leading research facilities, such as the Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing (CASMaT) as well as the 3D imaging centre (3DIM) at DTU.

Candidates with a proven background in material modelling and fracture mechanics and a keen interest in fatigue crack growth in heterogeneous materials will be prioritized.

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in relevant research fields, have a strong interest in working in an inter-disciplinary environment, and have excellent collaboration skills. Strong communication skills are an advantage, and an outstanding academic record is required. Applicants with a proven record of international collaborations will be favoured. Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious, and hard-working. Only applicants with great talent and a possibility to be among the brightest in their field will be considered.

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 2 years.

Your primary workplace will be at the Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering, DTU Lyngby campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Alexander Michel (almic@byg.d.tu.dk), Department of of Environmental and Resource Engineering.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 July 2022 (Danish 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
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publication

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 Sustain – Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering – is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental and resource engineering in Europe. The department conducts research, development & scientific advice and provides educational programs and service to society.  We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, methods and solutions, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and future generations of engineers. The Department has approximately 300 staff from more than 30 nationalities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-07-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Sustain

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday July 15th, 2022

PhD scholarship – Large-scale electric vehicle grid integration – harmonized and smart charging across Europe

We invite applications for a 3-year PhD position as part of an exciting new Horizon Europe research project focusing on electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure rollout and its integration with the power system.

DTU Wind and Energy Systems is a world-leading wind energy department that puts knowledge to work through cutting-edge research, innovation and development of technology. We have internationally leading research environments, and we prioritize strong cross-disciplinary collaborations within DTU, with leading international universities and facilities, and with private companies. We have a strong focus on the development of wind energy as the backbone of the future energy system and collaborate with the full sector.

You will be part of the international team carrying out research in the E-mobility and prosumer integration section.

The research area of the PhD is Vehicle-Grid Integration and should help ensure that the power system can be proactively prepared for the electric load of urban EV charging while exploring the charging flexibility that EVs may provide through a smart and future proof charging infrastructure.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The scholarship is tied to the FLOW project (funded by Horizon Europe) with 26 partners from 9 countries – which aim to promote harmonization of smart charging through several demonstrations – several of which is in Copenhagen.

As the scholarship is part of a research, development and demonstration project, it is important that the candidate is not only technically proficient, but also able to work in a team and contribute to the project.

Tasks of relevance for the project:

  • Review and describe state-of-the-art for EV charging behaviors in coordination with project partners.
  • Establish novel insights on usage and charging patterns for EV users based though data analysis
  • Participate in preparing and carrying out demonstrations where different smart charging strategies are implemented.
  • Propose technical requirements for charging infrastructure and data
  • Contribute to project dissemination and reports

A detailed project plan will be developed with the supervisors within the first two months after enrolment.

Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in engineering, natural sciences or similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a Master’s degree.

The successful candidate either has an education in computer science or applied mathematics and is willing to learn about electrical systems or has an education in electrical engineering with a deep inclination towards data science and optimization.

Candidates must satisfy most of the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of power systems operation and/or electric vehicles
  • Strong skills in optimization and forecasting
  • The ability to work effectively with data and applied statistics
  • Communication protocols and security
  • Experience in presenting results in technical reports and scientific papers

Candidates must have all of the following qualifications:

  • Excellent grades in your master program
  • Dedicated person with desire to learn is an essential quality
  • Strong programming skills (MATLAB and/or Python)
  • Ability to work in a project team and take responsibility for own research goals
  • Fluency in communicating and reporting in English

The successful candidate must also fulfill the requirements for admission to a PhD program at DTU.

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 DTU’s rules for the PhD education.

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

Salary and 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 will be DTU Wind and Energy Systems, Lyngby Campus in Kgs Lyngby, Denmark.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Peter Bach Andersen (petb@dtu.dk) and Head of Section for E-Mobility and Prosumer Integration, Associate Professor Mattia Marinelli (matm@dtu.dk).

You can read more about DTU Wind and Energy Systems AT www.vindenergi.dtu.dk.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than the 15 August 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • A 1-page research statement, including figures and references if deemed necessary (max 500 words). Research achievements (if any), methodological approaches and research objectives relevant to the framework of the PhD study are recommended elements to be included.

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The Department of Wind and Energy Systems is one of the world’s largest centers of wind energy and energy systems research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 400 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind and Energy Systems has approximately 90 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the wind industry.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoc in Surface Physical Chemistry

A 1-year postdoctoral position in polymer physical chemistry are available at the Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark. The research project, which will focus on the ion conductive behaviour in hydrated polymer systems, is anchored in the group of Polymers and Functional Interfaces headed by Professor Esben Thormann. The position is available from September 15th, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main scientific responsibilities of the chosen candidate will be to: (1) make a complete literature overview regarding ion conductivity in polymer systems; (2) design polymer systems for challenging paradigms described in literature; (3) perform systematic experimental studies using impedance spectroscopy; (4) write scientific papers.

Besides, the purely scientific tasks the candidate should be prepared to provide inputs and results to other parts of a larger collaborative project.    

Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a PhD degree in physical chemistry, polymer science, electrochemistry or similar with a strong background in experimental research and a good theoretical understanding.
  • Experience with impedance spectroscopy, electrochemistry and/or physical behaviour of polymer systems will be preferred  
  • An ability to work in a team as well as individually.
  • Independence and good communication skills.

The positions offers an opportunity to work within an international, dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment.

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

  • Relevance of background experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and good communication skills.

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 appointments 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 position is available for 1 year and is based at DTU in Kgs. Lyngby in Denmark.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Esben Thormann, tel.: +45 4525 2439, esth@kemi.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk and more about the research group at www.kemi.dtu.dk/EsbenThormann.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 August 2022 (Danish time). However, applicants are encourage to send in their application as soon as possible as they will be evaluated continuously as they are received. 

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, including contact information for at least two references.
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Chemistry

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoc position in smart material solutions for civil engineering (oil well abandonment)

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on innovative material solutions for oil well abandonment, with a special focus on cement bonding and strengthening of porous materials.

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

The position is for 2 years, and it is available from 1 November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 

Job description

This project focuses on finding innovative and effective solutions to use deposited scale in oil well pipes in combination with oil well cement to form a barrier material for well abandonment. A special focus is to strengthen existing scale formed in the production pipes using various methods. The interface between the strengthened scale and oil well cement is another critical subject to be studied.

The successful candidate will join an ambitious international research team.  As a Postdoc, you are expected to autonomously carry out research work assigned by the responsible PI.  You co-supervise students (PhD, MSc and BSc) in their projects. You expand your research portfolio, and you represent our research group through publications and presentations at international conferences. You may also contribute to teaching activities.
 

Your profile

  • Applicants should hold a PhD in material sciences, civil engineering (materials) or relevant
  • Strong expertise within experimental work, especially related to engineering materials
  • Documented experience in scientific writing and publication in peer reviewed scientific journals
  • Research experience in strengthening of porous materials, restoration/repair of ancient cultural heritages and cement bonding improvement is a plus
  • Experience in developing competitive research applications is a plus
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, team- and goal-oriented personality
  • Full command of the English language 

Note: Together with the required application materials, please submit a research plan/proposal based on the research subject.
 

Who we are

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering was established on January 1, 2021 in connection with Aarhus University’s reorganization of the engineering area. The department employs around 100 people and is responsible for research and education within the department’s scientific areas. We educate both Bachelors and Masters of Science in Engineering and around 950 students are enrolled in our study programs. Furthermore, we also offer an ambitious PhD program. Our PhD students have high academic ambitions and deliver high-quality results for both the private and the public sectors.

Through research and development, we forge sustainable technological solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing industry and society. We strive to contribute to sustainable development and to create green solutions to challenges within construction, indoor climate, geotechnics, environmental and climate adaptation and many other areas.
 
Our research is both basic and applied, and we develop current knowledge into workable solutions in the business community. We collaborate with a wide range of public and private enterprises, and many of the department's research and development activities are based on the innovation needs of the business community. Through collaboration, we ensure that the knowledge and technology generated in the university's technical research environments are clearly anchored in reality and benefit the surrounding society. Based on our research on building materials, architectural design and technology, we also offer research-based public sector services and consultancy on technology to public agencies and ministries.
 

What we offer

The department/center offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

 

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Inge Lehmanns Gade 10 (Navitas), 8000 Aarhus, and the area of employment is the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University. 
 

Contact information

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Dr. Min Wu, +45 25683769, e-mail: mnwu@cae.au.dk.
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 15 August 2022
 

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.
 

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
 

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences 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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Email: mailto:mnwu@cae.au.dk
Phone: +4525683769

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Two postdocs in fabrication and characterisation of Josephson field-effect transistors for quantum computing

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Electrification, digitalisation and health technology are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering at Uppsala University in Sweden, conducts successful research and education in the areas – 
renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, industrial IoT, 5G communication and wireless sensor networks, and smart electronic sensors and medical systems. The Department is an 
international workplace with around 140 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

The positions will be placed at the Division of Solid-State Electronics, the Department of Electrical Engineering. Each position is planned for two year, with the possibility to extend for one year.

The research at the Division has three major focus areas: Electronics for Life Science, 
Electronics for Healthcare Technology and Electronics for Next-Generation Computing. The technological base for our research is thin-film technology, semiconductor processing and semiconductor device technology using the in-house state-of-art cleanroom facilities, 
supported by device and process simulation as well as advanced electrical and optical characterisation. The purpose of our research within life science is to develop technological solutions, from devices to small systems for comprehensive analysis of biomolecules at 
different levels in an individual, thereby enabling AI assisted predictive diagnosis and 
preemptive therapy. As to healthcare technology, we strive for innovations such as nearbody-network systems, flexible and wearable self-powered systems including electronic skin and prosthetics, and medical systems for continuous and real-time health monitoring. Finally, for next-generation computing we harness novel materials and electronic device solutions 
towards a new computing paradigm wherein quantum and neuromorphic electronics play a crucial role.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Project description
Quantum technology for quantum computing builds on a deep 
understanding of the fundamental phenomena underlying the quantum properties as well as of the phenomena limiting the qubit performance. The chosen materials and integration 
technology need to offer a real potential of scalability and reproducibility, as in the case of CMOS compatible materials including silicon and CMOS process technology. The aim of our new collaborative European QuantEra project (with partner groups at Leti/CEA Grenoble in France, at Université Paris Saclay in France, and at Energy Research Centre Budapest in Hungary) is to realise and study a Si gatemon qubit, a gate tuneable transmon qubit composed of a Si Josephson field-effect transistor (JoFET) coupled to a microwave resonator. It represents a valid integrable and scalable alternative to fully metallic superconducting qubits.

The project at Uppsala University will focus on the Si JoFET, i.e., a Si transistor with 
superconducting source and drain (S&D) contacts, whose non-dissipative supercurrent can be modulated by an electrostatic gate. Various superconductors including metal silicides will be used as the superconducting S&D contacts. A comprehensive investigation of the 
superconductor/Si (S/Sm) interface by means of structural, chemical and low-temperature electronic transport characterisation will be performed.

Duties

  • Design and fabrication of test circuits for study of the S/Sm interface based on
    standard silicon technology in the cleanroom laboratory of Myfab-Uppsala.
  • Design and fabrication of JoFETs by integrating the optimised S/Sm contact structure.
  • Characterisation of the test circuits and JoFETs by both physical means such as SEM, TEM, and electrical methods down to liquid helium temperature (4.2 K).
  • Collaboration with partner groups in electrical characterisation down to mK, quantum physics, simulation and TEM characterisation.
  • Simulation, based on commercial software packages, for assistance in device design as well as in interpretation of characterisation results.

Requirements

  • The applicant must hold a Doctoral degree in Technical Physics, Electrical
    Engineering and / or Materials Science with a focus on semiconductor processing and electronics, or a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to such degrees.
  • The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.
  • Experience, supported by scientific publications, in silicon technology, device
    fabrication and characterisation, modelling/simulation.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

    We put an emphasis on your personal qualities such as good collaboration and 
    communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

Application
Please send your application materials to Prof. Shi-Li Zhang (see below for contact info). You should include a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other 
relevant documents. You are encouraged to provide contact information to reference.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala. 

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Shi-Li Zhang, telephone +46 18-471 7247, shili.zhang@angstrom.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 31th of August, 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2671.

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Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

PhD student in Computing Science on the topic of efficient and provably correct execution environments

Published: 2022-06-27

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 300 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. You can find more information about us at the web page of the department of Information Technology

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Duties / Description of project and subject area
Managed languages (such as Java, Python, R and JavaScript) allow a high level of programming abstraction which allows rapid application development with fewer errors, in particular by presenting programmers with an abstract view of memory that can be managed automatically by the runtime system (aka execution environment). The efficiency of the algorithms at the core of runtime systems for managing memory, scheduling, etc. are imperative for the performance of managed languages. The strive for efficiency drives up complexity of the algorithms, stressing the need for a rigorous process for verifying their correctness.

This project aims to develop efficient algorithms for key aspects of runtime systems related to memory management, task scheduling, compiler optimisations for specific runtimes with a strong focus on their formal verification. Thus, this project requires an understanding of and interest in both low-level aspects of program execution as well as mathematical underpinnings of verifying of algorithms operating at a low-level. There exist a wide range of interesting challenges to work on in the context of some specific runtime systems.

The project will pave the way for the development of new correct and efficient execution environments for managed languages which will lead to wider applicability of managed languages. (Description of duties, what are the main tasks, describe the information in a cohesive way).

The position is for four years of research, but will typically include 20% teaching extending the time to five years. You will be expected to teach in Swedish or English.

We encourage our students to do industrial internships during their PhDs.

Requirements
Candidates should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent.

Ultimately, pursuing a PhD will require that you learn new skills and master new subjects. While we consider experience with systems programming, runtimes, logic, theorem proving, programming languages, and compilers important and meritorious, you will be working in a coaching-focused environment where such skills can readily be improved with help from your advisors, fellow PhD students, courses, and internships. Thus, aptitude, self-motivation, interest and perseverance are more important than a particular skill-set. There are however a few things which one will not have the time to learn during a PhD and hence we require that applicants are already good writers and good programmers, and are able to point to indications thereof, such as text and code produced by them in the past.

In addition to the above, applicants should be able to work well both on their own and with others in a diverse group, be comfortable giving and receiving constructive criticism, and have strong abilities for critical thinking and structured work. These competencies are as important as the technical qualifications.

Excellent skills in spoken and written English are an absolute requirement.

Additional qualifications
Experience with systems programming, runtimes, logic, theorem proving, programming languages, and compilers.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Working and Living in Sweden
Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. PhD students are full employees, with competitive salaries, pension provision and five weeks of paid leave per year. Spouses of employees are entitled to work permits. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and the university subsidizes athletic costs, such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare. Upon completion of the PhD degree, students are entitled to permanent residency to find employment within Sweden.

The application must include:

  • A statement (1–2 pages) of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, including the candidate’s research interests and how they will support this project, and evidence of the applicant’s self-motivation and ability to work in a group
  • A description (2 pages) of the applicant’s master thesis work, and if applicable connecting it to the skills asked for above
  • A CV
  • Copies of degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish)
  • A copy of the MSc thesis (or a draft thereof)
  • Copies of publications (include a description of the candidate’s own contributions for each publication)
  • Links to online repositories of code and other artefacts (such as GitHub or Bitbucket) other relevant documents
  • The earliest possible starting date
  • Contact information for at least one reference

Promising applicants will be invited for a practical programming challenge, a logic challenge, and an in-depth interview before hiring.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Tobias Wrigstad Ph. +46(0)736 971419 tobias.wrigstad@it.uu.se or universitetslektor Tjark Weber Ph. +4618 471 1099 tjark.weber@it.uu.se

Please submit your application by 1st September 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2612.

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Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

PhD position in User Modelling, Personalisation & Engagement at MediaFutures

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

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PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at MediaFutures: Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years.

MediaFutures is a new centre for research-based innovation at the Department for information science and media studies, University of Bergen, and located at Media City Bergen. The centre is a part of the Norwegian Research Council’s Research-based Innovation scheme. MediaFutures is in cooperation with industry partners from news media and media technology research topics like media experiences, recommender technology, content production and analysis, content interaction and availability, and Norwegian language technology. The goal is to develop responsible technological solutions to societal challenges like AI, fake news, echo chambers and political polarization. The results will be new digital tools, analysis methods and content types for the future of media. The center will also perform research training within media technology and innovation. This will create outputs such as new patents, prototypes, research articles and software, as well as innovative start-up companies.

Read more about the centre at https://www.mediafutures.no

About the project/work tasks:

This position will be part of Work Package 2, User Modelling, Personalisation & Engagement at MediaFutures, focused on the development of novel user modeling and personalisation techniques capable of effectively eliciting user preferences in order to enhance the user experience when interacting with media content while at the same time taking into account important competing factors such as business values, editorial norms, professional ethics, societal values, individual values, and algorithmic fairness.

The research questions we are interested in pursuing in this work package are: To what extent can we effectively, innovatively, and responsibly model online user behaviour and predict their future behaviour? To what extent can we personalise and engage users online to efficiently keep them informed, and at the same time do this responsibly?

The work will include conducting literature studies, surveys, and using the gained knowledge to develop user modes, personalization and engagement technology. Research will be conducted by developing models or interfaces and performing simulation studies using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Furthermore, the candidate will perform user studies to evaluate the technology developed employing statistical methods and will perform field tests with the industry partners to evaluate the technology’s impact.

The work will be performed in close collaboration with the industry partners in the centre. Expected outputs of the thesis work include publication of high impact papers, demos with code repositories and novel types of data and insights, e.g., in the form of reports both for academia and industry partners in the centre.

The candidate will submit a PhD plan within 3 months after the start of the PhD together with the candidates’ supervisors with input from the work packages leaders and approved by the centre’s director to the social science faculty.

The position formally reports to the centre’s director.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in one of the relevant disciplines by the starting date of the position: information science, data science, computer science or related fields.
  • It is a condition for employment that the master has been awarded.
  • Programming skills and knowledge of a programming language, such as Python or R, is essential.
  • Data analysis skills in Python, R, or STATA can be an additional asset.
  • The applicant should be motivated to contribute to the emerging field of recommender systems research.
  • The requirements are generally a grade B or better on the Master thesis and for the Master degree in total.
  • As an applicant you should have a considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for research and the ability and interest to work in a team.
  • A firm basis in quantitative research methods and data analysis is an advantage.
  • As an applicant you should have an excellent written and spoken command of English.
  • Experience with recommender systems research is an advantage.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 3 years. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the PhD degree. To be eligible for admission you must normally have an educational background corresponding to a master’s degree with a scope of 120 ECTS credits, which builds on a bachelor’s degree with a scope of 180 ECTS credits (normally 2 + 3 years), or an integrated master’s degree with a scope of 300 ECTS credits (5 years). Master’s degrees must normally include an independent work of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits. It is expected that the topic of the master’s degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 491 200 per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A cross-disciplinary, interactive and challenging working environment
  • Workplace is Media City Bergen
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

For more information about moving to Bergen and Norway, please visit https://www.uib.no/en/node/133625/ , and https://www.uib.no/en/hr/74243/what-can-university-bergen-offer-its-employees.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position must accompany the application.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis CV
  • It is an advantage (but not a requirement) to include a sample of some code you have written (either as a file or as a Github link or similar) that you are proud of, such as a script you wrote for your thesis or an assignment, or a hobby project you liked.
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A list of academic publications/conference presentations (if any).
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the applic.

Incomplete applications or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only documents submitted via Jobnorge will be subjected to an expert assessment.

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

Closing date: 14 August 2022. The application has to be marked: 22/8817

General information:

Information about the position is obtainable by contacting the center’s director Christoph Trattner: christoph.trattner@uib.no.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Senior Executive Officer – HR, Pernille Hole: pernille.hole@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to Adviser-PhD:  Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no.

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

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

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

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

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About UiB

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

There are seven departments at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

14th August 2022

Post expires on Sunday August 14th, 2022

PhD scholarship in Circular construction materials

Do you want to deepen existing knowledge on how construction materials circular practices can mitigate climate change? Then DTU Environmental and Resource Engineering offers you the ideal PhD position to work on the frontier of circular economy (CE) in the construction sector. The position will be instrumental in accomplishing a newly funded EU RIA project that aims to bridge the gap between LCA and climate change models.

The project is multi-disciplinary and will contain:

  • high-resolution value chain representation;
  • embodied energy, materials, and GHG emissions (and other externalities);
  • CE measures being taken in the construction industry, including feedback loops;
  • citizen behavior towards CE and climate mitigation
  • rebound effects of CE measures from higher resource consumption and social impacts such as employment or inequalities.

You will be a member of the Materials and Durability section of DTU Sustain, where ca. 30 members focus their activities on the understanding of state-of-the-art and new (circular) construction materials across several scales, pushing the construction industry to a carbon neutral sector.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your research tasks include accounting for embodied carbon for the main construction materials used in the construction sector and developing existing databases and models. We expect you to disseminate and publish your results in high-level academic publications on an internationally leading level, as well as you will be required to develop your teaching skills. The candidate is expected to participate in the departments teaching activities. In order to help data gathering and include in the existing research environment, we will provide you with access to network associations, industrial partners contact, consortium meetings, and other early stage researchers in our Materials and Durability section of DTU Sustain.   

You should be highly motivated and self-driven, as well as have strong work ethics, team spirit and excellent collaboration skills. You take responsibility for your work in an organized and structured manner.

This project work requires good understanding of qualitative methods, good communication skills, and an analytical mind-set with reasonable digital skills. We are looking for a candidate with a background ideally in sustainability/LCS and with some knowledge or experience in sustainability/LCA/LCS. 

As an ideal candidate, you have documented experience with the following:

  • Experience with LCA, LCC or LCS modeling
  • Experience with database software and/or ontology approaches, with a focus on environmental variables and impacts
  • Uncertainty analysis, statistical data management

You will be required to:

  • review of the state of the art in embodied carbon data from different construction materials
  • identify circular practices used along the value chain of the different construction materials
  • propose new models and processes for more accurate carbon accounting
  • write high-level academic publications on an internationally leading level
  • translate research outcomes into practice/teaching material

Good command of written and spoken English is required. Experience with interdisciplinary is necessary to ensure strong collaboration with the other colleagues within the Centre.

Active dissemination of your results in high-impact scientific articles and through participation in international conferences is an important part of your job.

Candidates should have a master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in Envirnmental Enginnering, Civil Engineering, Statistics, Sustainability, Management, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree 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 DTU’s rules for the PhD education.

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

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

The period of employment is 3 years. The starting date is the 1st of October 2022 (or according to mutual agreement).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Ana Teresa Lima, atmli@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Environment at www.env.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 August 2022 (Danish 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 and motivation (cover letter, max 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (including name and contact information of Master’s degree supervisor)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English), certificates, and lists of subjects with your results as well as their official translation into English including official description of grading scale
  • Two reference contacts who may be contacted by the assessment committee

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

Applications 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 Sustain – Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering – is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental and resource engineering in Europe. The department conducts research, development & scientific advice and provides educational programs and service to society.  We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, methods and solutions, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and future generations of engineers. The Department has approximately 300 staff from more than 30 nationalities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Sustain

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Doctoral researcher, Isotope Hydrology

The University of Oulu – educating new talents. We are attractive learning and working environment and we educate desired professionals to different sectors of society. Assets of the University of Oulu are comprehensive interdisciplinary and modern research and study environment as well as close relationships with international academic and research faculties. Together with Oulu university of applied sciences, we form the academic centre of Oulu.

We are now looking for a

Doctoral Researcher for Isotope Hydrology, at University of Oulu, Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering (WE3) Research Unit (http://www.oulu.fi/water) 

Doctoral project description

The doctoral research project will develop novel methods for stable water isotope monitoring of seasonal snow and frozen ground. Stable water isotopes (H2 and O18) are widely used for estimating water storage, mixing, and ages in snow-influenced regions. However, the processes that modify the isotope composition of the snowpack and snowmelt are poorly understood and quantified in field conditions, which, we argue, can lead to significant biases in isotope hydrology analysis in snow-influenced regions. The doctoral project will transfer and further develop the latest in-situ stable water isotope monitoring methods for sub-zero temperatures. The project outcomes advance isotope hydrology in snow-influenced regions by quantifying the isotope modification in seasonal snowpack, leading to improved estimates of the isotope composition of melting snow.

The research is a part of Associate Prof. Ala-aho’s Academy of Finland funded Research Fellow Research program “Correcting a bias undermining the global importance of snowmelt (SNOMLT)” studying the role of snowmelt for water resources.  The doctoral student will be supervised by Associate Prof. Pertti Ala-aho and Assistant Prof. Hannu Marttila, and collaborate with national and international research network in the UOulu research sites.  The work will be performed in a team with fellow doctoral researchers, technicians, senior scientists, and collaborators.

What we expect from you

We are looking for talented and motivated candidate to (i) design and implement laboratory tests and field monitoring of stable water isotopes snow and frozen ground with the latest in-situ monitoring methods (ii) process and analyse the resulting the novel datasets (iii) lead three scientific manuscripts studying stable water isotope processes in sub-zero temperatures.  The work will contribute to better understanding of snowmelt partitioning to blue and green water by isotope hydrology analysis and tracer-aided hydrological modelling.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • A recent Master’s degree in hydrology, water resources engineering, environmental engineering or environmental sciences (or equivalent degree) with good grades.  The degree must be completed prior to beginning the employment.
  • Experience in isotope hydrology through research or course work
  • Fluent written and oral English skills and good communication skills.

See also the education requirements for Doctoral degree studies given by the University of Oulu graduate school, UniOGS

The following is viewed positively:

  • Experience in stable water isotope laboratory analysis using cavity ring-down spectroscopy
  • Knowledge in cold climate hydrology and/or related field work
  • Experience in scientific publishing
  • Capability to do field work independently. Driving license is seen as an advantage.

About us

Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering research unit, at the Faculty of Technology, carries out research on land, water and energy systems and their interaction. Our water research includes a strong focus on water engineering, hydrological modelling, hydrological process, groundwater, water quality, water supply, treatment and protection. In cold climate hydrology we do intensive collaborative field research at UOulu Oulanka research station  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN3o3z1zwrU) Pallas  ecosystem research infrastructure in the Finnish Arctic  (https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/hs/2019/06/19/featured-catchment-series-pallas/). More information of the research unit: https://www.oulu.fi/en/university/faculties-and-units/faculty-technology/water-energy-and-environmental-engineering.

We offer you an interesting and versatile position in strong group on water and hydrological research and the possibility to develop professionally with the help of an experienced and enthusiastic team. Furthermore, we offer the development opportunities of a big organisation with flexible working hours, excellent work-life balance, sport- and culture benefits and occupational healthcare services. Regular salary is paid 12 months per year, including paid leave and an additional holiday bonus in the summer.

Oulu is a combination of beautiful, northern nature, vivid cultural life and modern technology. The city is also known for its highly educated people and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. Oulu enjoys the high standard of living Finland is known for, while the cost of living is still affordable in national comparison. The Oulu region is home to over 200 000 people making it the largest urban centre in northern Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in Finland. Find out more about Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu

Salary

The position is fixed-term for 4 years, starting 1.10.2022 if possible.  A trial period of 6 months is applied in the position.

Typical starting salary for Doctoral Researcher is 2200-2500 € per month (before taxes), depending on the appointee’s qualification and experience. The salary will be based on the levels 2-4 of the demand level chart for university–level teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50% of the job-specific component).

How to apply

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted electronically by 24.7.2022 (23:59 Finnish local time). The following documents must be attached to the application:

1)     Motivation letter (1 page) description of the motivation and suitability to the position

2)     CV in English

3)     A list of possible scientific contributions (publications, talks, posters etc.) including possible teaching merits 

4)     Contact details of 2–4 persons available for recommendation

5)     Master degree certificate (or, if not available at the time of application, a statement from the applicant and their supervisor(s) regarding the expected completion date).

Contact details

Due to holiday season in July, please contact us with your questions via email during these time periods: 27.6. – 30.6. or 18.7 – 22.7.

Associate Professor Pertti Ala-aho, pertti.ala-aho@oulu.fi or

Assistant Professor Hannu Marttila, hannu.marttila@oulu.fi

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Two 2-year Postdoc positions in Computational Chemistry/Computational Biophysics

Understanding cellular membranes and how the lipid components may play more active roles in signaling and other functions of membrane proteins is an intriguing task. Traditionally, the membrane has been seen as a simple barrier between the cellular interior and exterior, as reflected in most textbooks, with a single lipid type. However, recent advances in lipid research suggest that the lipid membrane composition and the lipid binding sites of membrane proteins are crucial elements that regulate cellular functions. State-of-the-art computational methods may hold the key to improving our understanding of the cell membrane function and the lipid contribution.

The Biomodelling Group at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark, is now seeking candidates with experience in computational modelling for two 2-year postdoctoral positions studying exactly such aspects for two membrane proteins, namely the glucagon receptor, involved in diabetes, and the sortilin receptor, know to play a role in Parkinson’s disease.

The positions are available from October 1st or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area

Position 1 – Glucagon receptor:
Membrane proteins play a crucial role in a range of biological processes and as such are of great interest therapeutically. Environmental changes, such as ageing, diet or chronic inflammation, can lead to changes in the lipidome of cells, which may also affect the function of the proteins embedded in them.
Such lipidome changes have been linked to an increase in various diseases. The regulation of lipid metabolism and ketogenesis is one of the most promising avenues to ameliorate age-related diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

In this current project, we initially aim to develop new small molecules to modulate lipid metabolism and ketogenesis. This work is part of a wider interdisciplinary collaboration with the Bioanalytical unit at the Department of Forensic Science (https://forensic.au.dk/en/research/bioanalytical-unit), at Aarhus University, and is partly funded by the Aarhus University Research Foundation.
 

Project 2 – sortilin receptor:
With an aging population, chronic diseases, such as Parkinson’s, diabetes, depression and chronic pain, are becoming a huge burden on societies around the globe, for both individuals affected and the economy. Recent studies indicate that many chronic diseases may be related to dysfunction of the cell membrane, which is composed of a lipid bilayer with embedded proteins. Diseases may be triggered by changes in the lipid composition of the cell membrane, which then affect the function of embedded proteins. In this project, you will explore the impact of disease-linked lipidomic changes on peptide and protein function and work on the development of peptide drugs for neurodegenerative diseases. This project is in collaboration with the Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit at Aarhus University (https://tnu.au.dk/) and partly funded by the Lundbeck Foundation.

Your profile

Position 1:
The ideal candidate has a track record and expertise in a broad range of molecular modelling techniques including molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulations, with applications towards proteins, membranes and therapeutics. The candidate is expected to perform research at an internationally competitive level and to be able to present work to a broad audience. Supervision of junior students is expected in the position.
Essential skills

  • PhD in Computational Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or related field
  • Extensive knowledge of molecular docking
  • Experience in molecular dynamics simulations
  • Experience in working in an interdisciplinary research environment or with experimental collaborators
  • Experience in the supervision of junior students

Desirable skills

  • Background in medicinal chemistry or previous experience in drug development
  • Experience in data science and applied statistics
  • Knowledge of enhanced sampling MD techniques

Position 2:
The ideal candidate has a track record and expertise in a broad range of molecular modelling techniques, including coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations, with applications on proteins, lipid membranes and peptides. The candidate is expected to perform research at an internationally competitive level and to be able to present their work to a broad audience. Supervision of junior students is expected in the position.
Essential skills

  • PhD in Computational Biophysics or related field
  • Experience with molecular dynamics simulations and coarse-grain methods in particular
  • Experience in working in interdisciplinary research environments or with experimental collaborators

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of GROMACS simulation software and MARTINI force field
  • Experience in data science and Python programming
  • Experience in machine learning packages (PyTorch).

Who we are/The department

Aarhus University is consistently ranked as a top-100 university in the World and it houses both an engineering and a medical school, as well as the traditional sciences, social sciences, environmental and agricultural sciences and arts. 

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University (www.chem.au.dk) is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research programs. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full and associate professors, a support-staff of ~30 people, ~150 PhD-students and postdocs and around 500 students.

The Biomodelling Group is located at the Department of Chemistry. Our main research goals are to obtain molecular information on protein function and reaction mechanisms, and disentangle the interplay between proteins and other molecules, such as lipids, drugs, etc. In this respect, we employ computational methods, bioinformatics and molecular modelling tools to study protein structure and dynamics, and we collaborate with various experimental groups within e.g. medicinal chemistry, biophysics or biochemistry, to shed light on the details that experiments alone cannot resolve. We are typically around 10-12 people in the group with an equal gender division and have a strong work culture based on collaboration and helping each other in all aspects of work. Group responsibilities are widely shared between all group members. Reflecting the values of Danish work culture, we have a flat organizational structure, where the group members of all levels of experience are treated as equals and valued for their input. Based on this, the group nurtures high levels of independence in decision-making and encourages accomplishing personal development goals for each member. Equally, active learning is strongly encouraged, and the members can participate in group learning activities. A work-life balance is strongly respected. We have a positive working environment with regularly organised social group activities.
Aarhus University offers a good work-life balance. English is spoken widely even if Danish is the main language. The working language is English. Aarhus has excellent infrastructure, for example through widespread bike path networks. Aarhus has a thriving food-scene, excellent museums, beautiful natural scenery, etc.  It is a lively student-rich city with a “young population” resulting in a multitude of cultural events such as music festivals etc.
https://chem.au.dk/en/research/research-areas-and-research-groups/theoreticalchemistry/biomodelling

The place of work is Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. It is a priority that the successful candidate has a personality supporting positive team work. Working in Denmark offers opportunities for a good work-life balance. English is widely spoken, though Danish is the main language of campus. English is the working language.

Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city, and forms the center of the western parts of the country on the Jutland peninsula. Recently, Aarhus has attracted international attention as a travel destination due to its unique combination of a thriving food-scene, high-quality museums, a surrounding beautiful nature, a very lively city due to the “young population”, many cultural events including music festivals etc. See e.g. the recent recommendation by CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/aarhus-denmark-things-to-do/index.html). Aarhus is easily reached through local international airports in Jutland within 1 hour of Aarhus, or through either Copenhagen or Hamburg Airports, both situated about a 3-hour train-journey from Aarhus.
 

For further information please contact:  Professor Birgit Schiøtt (birgit@chem.au.dk) and Assistant Professor Nils Berglund (nab@chem.au.dk)

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences 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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2022-08-10 at 23:59
Email: mailto:birgit@chem.au.dk
Phone: +4529826882

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 10th, 2022