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PhD Research Fellowship in Machine learning for image analysis

Job description

A PhD Research Fellowship in Machine learning for image analysis is available at the Department of Informatics.

The fellowship period is 3 years. Candidates may be offered one additional year by the Department of Informatics; the 4 years position then entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.Starting date no later than 01.10.2019.

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More about the position

The position is located in the Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis (DSB) group, and will focus on deep learning for image analysis for complex visual data. The focus of the position will be on studying methods for understanding the explainability and robustness of deep learning based on convolutional networks for image recognition. If the network predicts a certain object, e.g. a tumor, the goal is to be able to provide insights into what supports this decision in different layers, and which spatial regions are most important, and how certain is the prediction.

The DSB group works on several imaging applications.  The candidate will work on deep learning applied to several of these image analysis applications, to investigate the measures of explanation related to the application.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent preferably in machine learning or image analysis. A background in physics/statistics/applied mathematics can also be considered given that the candidate has formal competence in machine learning and/or image analysis
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Documented knowledge and experience in Python programming is required
  • Documented knowledge and experience in frameworks like TensorFlow or PyTorch is desirable
  • A solid background in mathematics, linear algebra, and/or statistics is also required
  • Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2019 to complete the final exam

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 900 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter
  • statement of motivation and research interests
  • cv (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
  • letters of recommendation 
  • documentation of English proficiency for International applicants
  • list of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Short-listed applicants will be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Professor Anne Solberg, + 47 22 85 24 35, anne@ifi.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, +47 22 85 42 72, t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1400 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

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Deadline

07.04.2019

Post expires on Sunday April 7th, 2019

Postdoc in Integration of Process Design and Computational Chemistry for Process Intensification

The Process and Systems Engineering Centre (PROSYS) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a multidisciplinary postdoctoral position in the area of integration of process design and computational chemistry towards designing more sustainable intensified processes. This project combines principles and methods of Process Systems Engineering with Computational Chemistry in a project funded by the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre.

Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a major impurity in oil and gas production as well as many bio-based processes. Its removal is essential prior to transportation or further processing due to its extremely toxic, acidic and corrosive nature. Some of the off-shore oil and gas production platforms are suffering from elevated levels of H2S in recent years and the production facilities are not designed for such high levels of H2S. Currently, H2S produced at these platforms is removed using a non-regenerative scavenging process. The scavenger reacts with H2S and produces less acidic, water-soluble compounds in an irreversible reaction. Although the current process is rather established, it comes with significant challenges.

Responsibilities and tasks
 

  • High OPEX: In order to meet quality standards for minimum H2S content in natural gas, excessive amounts of the scavenger are used in offshore productions. This causes enormous operating expenses including but not limited to cost of scavengers, handling cost and shipping large amounts of fresh scavenger to the offshore platforms and logistics. 
  • Environmental concerns: The spent scavenger solvated in the aqueous phase is currently discharged with the produced water. Although the toxicity level of the spent scavenger is not necessarily high, the increasing levels of H2S and the increased mass of discharged spent scavenger is a cause for environmental concern.
  • Fouling issues: Operators [MA1] has for a long time encountered a fouling rich in carbon and sulphur, which clogs up several unit operations, such as wastewater treatment facilities. It has been shown that the fouling originates from the use of scavenger for H2S removal at offshore platforms. Thus, the presence of spent scavenger in the produced oil can result in additional costs for producing the oil.
Therefore, design and development of a new approach that can fulfil the threshold limit requirements and eliminate the disadvantages of the current non-regenerative H2S-scavenging process specifically from an economic point of view is deemed necessary. We intend to design an intensified process feasible to be installed on an off-shore platform that simultaneously removes and converts H2S from produced natural gas to value added product(s) to generate new revenue streams.

The candidate will develop computational chemistry models to identify the extent of possible reaction pathways towards value-added products for H2S conversion. This has to be verified through lab-scale experiments. Furthermore, the candidate will design the intensified unit operation in which the simultaneous removal and conversion is carried out by applying PSE methods and tools. The candidate is expected to carry out numerical optimization of the intensified unit operation in an integrated product-process design fashion. Co-supervising of Ph.D./MSc students working on sister topics and collaboration with other researchers in an international level are required. The team will have access to unique methods, tools and expertise to combine PSE and Computational Chemistry to test concepts and methods developed in this project.  The candidate is expected to work with the team to perform innovative, fundamental, and applied research on:
 
  • Identification of potential value-added products and catalytic reaction systems for primary decision-making purposes.
  • Early-stage evaluation and feasibility study of the overall process by combining PSE and Computational Chemistry concepts to design a new class of intensified processes·
  • Proof-of-concept demonstration of the process in laboratory-scale experiments. 
Qualifications 
  • The candidates should have a PhD degree in chemical engineering or relevant areas such as computational chemistry or applied physics
  • Excellent knowledge of PSE approaches specifically related to mathematical modelling, process design and optimization
  • High-level familiarity with computational chemistry and density functional theory (DFT)
  • Familiarity with programming (Python, C#), process simulators and computational chemistry tools
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and highly international environment as an independent researcher;
  • Good writing and communication skills in English
Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU. In addition, we expect you to be interested in collaboration and take personal responsibility for your work. The following personal qualities are of high relevance for successful completion of this project: 
  • You are driven by pushing boundaries
  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments
  • You understand that reflection and personal development is vital for innovation
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assistant Professor Seyed Soheil Mansouri, e-mail: seso@kt.dtu.dk; or Associate Professor Martin P. Andersson, e-mail: martan@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at 
www.kt.dtu.dk/english.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

Deadline: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

One or more PhD Stipends in Millimeter-wave electronics for Nano-satellite communications (8-19023)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one ore more PhD stipends in Millimeter-wave electronics for Nano-satellite communications are available within the general study programme Wireless systems. The stipends are open for appointment from 1st April 2019 or soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

Nano-satellites are miniaturized satellites that usually consist of one or a few cubic units with the dimension of 10×10×10 cm3 and have a mass between 1 and 10 kg. Due to the small size, low weight and the flexibility to use commercial Off-The-Shef (COTS) components nano-satellites are cost effective. And hence they had been widely used for education, evaluation of high risk advanced space technologies etc.

Driven by the technology advances, the capability of nano-satellite has been growing remarkably and it has also become a promising solution for commercial applications such as ship and flight tracking. On another hand, there is also growing commercial need for high-performance and low cost satellites for a wide range of applications, such as low earth obit (LEO) satellite constellations for spaced based Internet of things (IoT) or global high speed data access. In order to fulfill these needs, K-band space borne radios are desired for feasible link budget and at the same time fit into the limited space available on the nano-satellites.

The task for the PhD candidate is to derive techniques for the development and optimization of power efficient K-band electronics, especially power amplifiers for Nano-satellite communications. The successful candidate should have extensive experience in RF and microwave power amplifiers for wireless communication systems including 5G, LTE, UMTS and GSM. Knowledge about multiple antenna systems and active arrays are mandatory. Experience with bench marking of different technologies for RF filters, Switches, LNA and transceivers would be an advantage. Moreover, the candidate should hold a Master’s Degree relevant to power amplifiers. And also the candidate should have excellent written and presentation skills in English.

You may obtain further information from Professor Gert F. Pedersen, gfp@es.aau.dk  concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: ld@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 9589.

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 29 March 2019
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Friday March 29th, 2019

PhD in Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biochemistry

The Systems Environmental Microbiology group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites motivated students to apply for a 3-year Ph.D. fellowship in the field of Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biochemistry.

The proposed project aims at expanding the biochemical landscape of bacterial cell factories to access new-to-Nature products through the implementation of synthetic metabolism, both in vitro and in bacterial cell factories. The successful applicant shall work independently on the development of high-impact research projects in which a significant workload is expected to advance the research successfully. The candidate will work within a team to develop their independent project, while also contributing to projects of other team members. From a broader perspective, the selected candidate will implement state-of-the-art methods in Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biochemistry to design, construct, and improve the performance of bacterial cell factories. The proposed starting date is 1 May 2019.

Responsibilities and tasks
The appointed person will be expected to (i) work to tight deadlines and manage multiple projects, (ii) interact with other researchers at the SEM Group and the Center for Biosustainability, and other leading partner institutions, (iii) interact in a professional manner with industrial partners in a highly multidisciplinary environment, (iv) report regularly both in the form of written reports and oral presentations (both internally and in conferences), (v) support the research team through training and supervision of other researchers and students, (vi) write scientific papers to high standard, and (vii) actively engage in drafting project proposals and applications.

Responsibilities for this Ph.D. position include, among other tasks:
 

  • Wet-lab work on Molecular Biology and Synthetic Biology, especially pathway engineering. Phenotypic and metabolic analysis of microbial hosts will be carried out on a regular basis.
  • In vitro reconstruction of synthetic pathways.
  • Biochemical analysis and high-throughput analytics, including LC-MS/MS analysis (targeted metabolomics and proteomics), NMR, and GC-MS/MS analysis.
  • Supervision of M.Sc. and B.Sc. students.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Biology, Biotechnology or a closely related field.

Further qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Metabolic Engineering will be positively evaluated.
  • Experience in an industrial environment, as well as hands-on experience in biochemical analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, and communication skills required to work in a highly-international research environment.
  • Team spirit and social skills, demonstrated through collaborations with academic partners and, if possible, research internships abroad.
  • Ambition to carry research independently, to plan and execute experimental tasks, and also to be part of a larger international research team. Strong attention to detail in every day’s lab situations is a must.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

The work place will be the Novo Nordisk Center for Biosustainability, located in the Lyngby campus of DTU (Building 220).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Pablo Ivan Nikel-Mayer, phone: +45 9351 1918, e-mail: pabnik@biosustain.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the center on www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 29 March 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as a single 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
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

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

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability is an international research center at the Technical University of Denmark funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The center conducts research in metabolic engineering of cell factories, in silico systems biology, metagenomics, and plant biochemistry with the purpose of developing new processes and technologies that can support a more sustainable bio-based production of valuable chemicals in the future. The Center brings together some of the world’s leading researchers in the field and will possess the advanced equipment and facilities required for achieving its ambitious research goals. Impact on society by innovation has a high priority and the Center collaborates worldwide with biotech companies and chemical industries to facilitate the dissemination and exploitation of its results. Additional information can be found at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

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

Deadline: 29 March 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Friday March 29th, 2019

One or more PhD stipends in Analysis of blockchain in port management based on historical and real-time data (6-19022)

At the Facualty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Transportation Engineering, Freight Transport Research Group one or more PhD stipends are available within the general research programme Civil Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from 15 June 2019 or soon hereafter. The position is available for 36 months.

Job description

Multimodal freight transport has been a key focus in research for years. One of the challenges of multimodal freight transport is to optimize the interactions between various actors, in both the road, rail and water area. Currently the emergence of new technologies, especially Block-chain technology, is being seen as a promising new technology in relation to for example optimizations of paper flows between actors in freight transport networks.

The Ph.D. candidate will be working with real-time and historical data, to develop and test models and guidelines on how to optimize multimodal freight transport through Danish ports and cities using block-chain technology. Experience from working with software development, business modelling, freight transport or massive data sets will be an advantage. Knowledge of decentralized databases and blockchain is considered as a strong advantage.

Bling research project

The applicant is expected to primarily work on the ongoing BLING research project, and also support the research in other ongoing research projects for example within collaborative logistics. In bling the applicant is expected to do both research and administrative tasks.

Teaching activities

The candidate is expected to conduct both teaching and student supervision activities within research field of the research group.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Niels Agerholm, Department of Civil Engineering, phone: +45 9940 9814, email: na@civil.aau.dk or Associate Professor Kristian Reinau, Department of Civil Engineering, phone: +45 9940 8338, email: khr@civil.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Lisbeth Diinhoff , The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: ld@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 9589.

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 29 March 2019
Unit: Department of Civil Engineering
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Post expires on Friday March 29th, 2019

PhD Project in New Light Sources

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering and the Department is now seeking to employ a PhD student to do research within new light sources. The work will be carried out within the Light Sources and Industrial  Sensor research section.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position is aimed at expanding our competences in new light sources. Acknowledging photonics as a key enabling technology, the research activities originates around modelling and development of new light source architectures. The research section aims for a top 3 position among the European research groups in diode lasers and LEDs. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with researchers at international universities. It is important that the applicant shows that he/she can contribute to the development of new light sources and preference will be given to candidates that can strengthen the following areas:

  • Compact diode lasers based on nonlinear optical effects
  • LED architectures for energy and lighting applications (green technologies)
  • Nanotechnologies for LEDs and Biophotonics
  • Advanced diode laser based systems for biophotonic imaging
  • Nonlinear MID-IR sensing for scientific and industrial applications
Qualifications
Candidates should have a MSc degree in engineering/Physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the MSc degree in engineering/Physics.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Paul Michael Petersen.

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

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

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information, please contact Professor Paul Michael Petersen, pape@fotonik.dtu.dk.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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

Deadline: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD scholarships in Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics

DTU Fotonik invites applications for 3-year PhD scholarships in Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics.

The research in the 
Section for Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics is focused on nonlinear optics in fibers (supercontinuum generation and frequency conversion across the spectrum, from the mid-IR to the deep UV), the use of optical fibers for advanced sensing, the use of specialty fibers for exploitation of higher-order mode transport of classical and quantum information, and the use of the longest wavelengths for ultrafast THz spectroscopy (imaging and sensing with THz beams, nonlinear THz spectroscopy, extreme near-field THz measurements, and THz field-driven nonlinearities).

Opportunities
The Section for Nonlinar Optics and Biophotonics welcomes applications for PhD scholarships within the research areas of the section. We seek motivated candidates with a very strong experimental and/or theoretical background within the research topics of the section.

Examples of offered projects include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Development of state-of-the-art sensors based on polymer fibers, for bio and environmental sensing (stress, strain, temperature).
  • Ultrafast electron optics, including femtosecond electron sources driven by intense THz transients, and ultrafast ARPES (angle-resolved electron photoemission) spectroscopy.
  • Ultrafast frequency conversion in femtosecond laser-driven gas plasmas, using many-color laser fields for generation of THz-mid-IR light sources
  • Quantum communication with higher-order modes in optical fibers.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree within physics, optics, electrical engineering or other relevant areas of the technical sciences.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by a Department panel.

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

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

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information or inquiries please contact one of the group leaders in the Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics Section: Prof. Peter Uhd Jepsen, puje@fotonik.dtu.dk, Prof. Ole Bang, oban@fotonik.dtu.dk, or Prof. Karsten Rottwitt, karo@fotonik.dtu.dk.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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

Deadline: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD positions for doing fundamental studies in hydrogenation of CO2 or N2

PhD studentships position for doing fundamental studies in hydrogenation of CO2 or N2 are vacant at “The VILLUM Center for theScience of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN) at SurfCat.

VILLUM FONDEN have granted 150 million DKK over the next 8 years to “The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN). The clear aim of the centre is to phase out fossil fuels and thereby alleviate the negative impact the continuous use these have on the earth’s climate and environment.

PhD positions are available at V-SUSTAIN to work on the experimental development of new catalysts in the area of: 

  • Thermal heterogeneous catalysis for CO2 hydrogenation into methanol or Nitrogen into ammonia,
  • Electrochemical reduction of CO2 to fuels and chemicals, and Electrochemical reduction of N2 to ammonia.
A significant part of V-SUSTAIN takes place at Experimental Surface and Nanomaterials Physics at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Here we enjoy a social, open and transparent scientific environment. The students will be able to take full advantage of the large number of personnel working in adjacent fields of investigation, from surface science on single crystals to the testing of high surface area catalysts in reactors.

The work will be focused on the synthesis, testing and characterisation of new catalysts using state of the art in-house facilities or synchrotrons at SLAC or Lund. It relies heavily on a close collaboration between theory and experiment, where the most promising catalysts are identified by in-silico screening. It will therefore be in collaboration with other partners of V-SUSTAIN, at Copenhagen University, Stanford University and DTU.

When applying please indicate which of the four projects you are most interested in applying for and motivate your choice and a possible earliest starting date. Notice candidates finalizing their master during 2019 may apply now.

Qualifications
The successful candidates will have obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Masters degrees. He/she should also be well-motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. Candidates for the PhD positions should have a Masters’ degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science by the time they commence the project. Candidates who has shown interest/had experience in the surface science approach will be preferred.

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

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

The PhD positions are for 3 years and the PhD thesis must be delivered during this period. The position can start anytime in 2019.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the research at SurfCat at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) please inspect www.surfcat.dtu.dk.

Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Professor Ib Chorkendorff,
ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Your online application must be submitted no later than 28 March 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one and one only 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 and one file ONLY. The file must include:

  • A cover letter motivating the application. (Max one page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degree diplomas
  • Mandatory excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having obtained their Master with an acceptable grade.

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

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

Deadline: 28 March 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Thursday March 28th, 2019

PhD projects in Telecommunication Engineering

DTU Fotonik would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position in Telecommunication Engineering.

The communication section at DTU Fotonik works with a wide areas of communication systems ranging from small IoT devices to ultra-high capacity optical transport systems.

The section is divided into 4 research groups (Coding & Visual Communication, Networks Technology and Service Platforms, High-Speed Optical Communications, Machine Learning in Photonic Systems) with different focus, but also strong collaboration in between the groups as well with the rest of the department and other department with the university (virtual centres on e.g. IoT, Quantum technology, etc.)

Grant opportunities
We are now seeking PhD students to do research within different projects over a broad area of topics covering 5G networks, IoT solutions, datacentre infrastructures, SDN and NFV, Machine learning in communication systems, transmission and video coding, Silicon Photonics, Pbit/s transmission systems, QKD etc.

All our research are to some extend related to national or international research programs and the PhD study will usually be related and integrated into one or more of these activities.

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

Qualifications
The candidate must hold a master’s degree in engineering, specializing in telecommunication or similar degree. Good communication skills in English are required.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section Lars Dittmann.

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

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

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Lars Dittmann, ladit@fotonik.dtu.dk.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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


Deadline: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Climatic Reliability of Electronic Devices

The Materials and Surface Engineering section in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking candidates for a postdoc position in the field of Corrosion Reliability of Electronic Systems and Devices starting from the 1 June 2019.

The position is part of the CreCon industrial consortium on climatic reliability of electronics, therefore it involves close collaboration with industrial partners.

Humidity influence on corrosion reliability of electronics is a serious issue today due to the wide spread usage of electronics, which results in exposure to various climatic conditions. Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) is the main component of electronics that get influenced by humidity due to water film formation under transient climate conditions such as humidity and temperature as well as due to several inherent factors of the PCBA itself. Electrical property of the water film is essentially determined by the electrochemical aspects of the micro-cell formed on the PCBA surface when water film connects between neighboring biased points such as soldered connections or legs of components. The water film thickness formed under humid conditions can vary from nm scale to hundredths of nanometer depending on the humidity, temperature, hygroscopic residues, and PCBA parameters. Failure of electronics is determined by the interplay of these electrochemical sequences resulting in a parasitic circuit of different capacity interfering with the electrical aspects of the PCBA. Therefore understanding and controlling the water film build up, and knowledge on sequential changes in the electrochemical aspects leading to a critical level of parasitic current is important in controlling the humidity related failures in electronics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The intended Postdoc will focus on understanding the interplay between electrochemical mechanisms and failure of electronic devices due to change in electrical functionality under humid conditions due to thin water film formation. Work will involve investigations at PCBA and System level. Experimental methods involve electrochemical impedance and DC electrochemical methods to understand the electrochemical properties of the water film and interaction with PCBA surface. System level investigations will include humidity profiling inside the device in response to external conditions, and extrapolation of its effects on PCBA reliability.

Qualifications
Candidates should have 

  • A PhD Degree (or equivalent) in Materials Engineering with corrosion and electrochemistry specialization or master degree in electronics with PhD level expertise on humidity robustness of electronics or related topics. Prior experience on work related to corrosion reliability of electronics is an advantage.
  • Documented research or industrial experience in corrosion and electrochemistry or reliability of electronics specifically related to humidity effects in also an advantage.
  • The capacity and interest to work in a multidisciplinary team including academia and industry
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Rajan Ambat, telephone: +45 4525 2181, e-mail: ram@mek.dtu.dk.

You can read more about Department of Mechanical Engineering on 
www.mek.dtu.dk, corrosion reliability of electronics research at www.celcorr.com.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 5 April 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 150 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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

Deadline: 5 April 2019
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Friday April 5th, 2019

Postdoc to CoaST Research Centre

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

Responsibilities and tasks
In the heavy duty industry, such as the oil and gas sector, organic coatings for conditions of high pressure (up to 200 bars) and high temperature (up to 200 celcius), as well as seawater exposure, are needed to protect process equipment. Coating types used are based on two-component epoxy binders. Estimation of the coating lifetime and mapping of the degradation pathways under various process conditions is a challenge and the main content of this project.

During the past few years, a new pilot plant (batch reactor), allowing for experimentation at high pressure and high temperature, has been designed and built. Initial results have shown that coatings degrade at different rates, but the mechanisms behind the coating degradation have not been mapped and quantified and may include one of more of the following rate phenomena: diffusion and dissolution of gases (N2, CH4, O2/air, CO2, and H2S) and solvents (e.g xylene) in the coating, chemical degradation of the binder and other coating ingredients, coating swelling, and formation of cracks and blisters.

The purpose of the project is to quantify the degradation mechanisms for selected coatings and various gas/liquid mixtures and to find ways of extending the coating life time.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in chemical engineering or materials.

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 2 years. The expected start date is 15 April 2019.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

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

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering 
here.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 28 March 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

Deadline: 28 March 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Thursday March 28th, 2019

Research engineer in Ecology

Kalmar

Reference number: 2019/168-2.2.1Share

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

Field of subject for the appointment: Ecology with specialization in Marine Microbial Ecology
Scope of appointment:
Full time, planned starting date is April 2019. The appointment is permanent.
Placement city: Kalmar

The Department of Biology and Environmental Science is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The research activities within this multidisciplinary department include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as disease ecology. The marine microbiology research group in Kalmar seeks a research engineer for studies of the ecology of marine microorganisms.

Project description
Microorganisms are major drivers of biogeochemical cycles in the sea, but molecular detail on how they impact on particular element cycles remains largely unknown. Primary tasks for the candidate will be to carry out laboratory analyses to resolve how the availability key nutrients and environmental factors influence the growth of specific microbial groups or species (e.g. eukaryotic phytoplankton, cyanobacteria and bacteria), and to analyse which molecular and physiological features that allow particular microorganisms to be successful under distinct environmental conditions. Experimental work will be done with isolates and communities, but also includes some computational analyses. Methods will involve state-of-the-art techniques in microbiology and molecular biology (e.g. measurements of growth rates, (meta) transcriptomics, and quantitative assessments of gene expression).

The work will be framed in larger interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with scientists from Daniel Conley’s research group at Lund University as well as scientists within the framework of the Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS) at Linnaeus University that comprises expertise in ecology, evolution, and microbiology. The research is also connected to the strong research environment ECOCHANGE.

Entry requirements
A person fulfils the general entry requirements if he/she has:

  • A master degree in biology, molecular biology, microbial ecology, or equivalent (at least 240 credits, of which 60 credits on second-cycle level).
  • Experience with advanced molecular biology methods (e.g. [meta] transcriptomics), quantitative PCR, and bioinformatics.
  • Experience of working in the field and familiarity with microbial ecology methods and experimental design.
  • Expertise in performing mesocosm or microcosm experiments with natural marine microbial assemblages and/or cultured bacterial isolates.

 Other assessment grounds;

  • High proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work independently to solve problems.
  • Capacity to interact well in a research group (i.e. team-work).

The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone and e-mail), documentation of exams and grades, an application letter describing personal motivation and experiences relevant to the research project, and any other documentation that the applicant would like to present. The candidates should also provide contact details (including telephone number and e-mail address) of two reference persons. Please apply no later than April 1, 2019

For more information, please contact
Professor Jarone Pinhassi, jarone.pinhassi@lnu.se
Faculty Dean Ian Nicholls, ian.nicholls@lnu.se
Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz, per-eric.betzholtz@lnu.se)
HR parnter Christian Andersson (christian.andersson@lnu.se) +46-470- 708506.
Union representatives can be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772- 288000.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Ocean Observation Technology

A two year postdoc position in ocean observation technology is available at the National Instituteof Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua) with starting in 2019. The project work will primarily be carried out at the Section for Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, which is located in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. The section for Oceans and Arctic is focused onresearch in the marine environment. The research spectrum is broad covering marine ecology, oceanography, observation technology and Arctic science. The research area in oceanobservation technology has a special focus on autonomous systems and adaptive sampling withplatforms ranging from small underwater vehicles to large research vessels and data acquisitionbased on acoustic, chemical and visual sensors. 

 
The research field is autonomous marine systems for environmental mapping. The past twodecades have seen a growing proliferation and maturation of autonomous marine sciencetechnology that has made possible the widespread collection of previously unavailable and high-resolution data. Autonomous marine vehicles, acoustic, visual and chemical sensors as well ascommunication systems are reaching areas and gathering data previously inaccessible. It isimperative to integrate such solutions towards operational and coast effective systems to expandour capacity of ocean observations.  
 
Responsibilities and tasks

The successful applicant will support the development of marine robotics activities at DTU Aqua. This will include integration of acoustic and water quality sensors as well as appropriate communication systems on available ROV platforms to operate in an autonomous and cooperative mode. Development of automated planning and scheduling frameworks, as well as development of adaptive sampling strategies for biotic and abiotic marine variables is required. Autonomous detection of ocean features and object identifications will be embedded on the vehicles for navigation and sampling tasks.

 

The postdoc will be part of a collaboration between DTU Aqua, DTU Elektro and DTU Compute as well as in support of international collaborations with, e.g., the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) at the University of Bremen, Germany. The postdoc position will support ongoing DTU Aqua and Elektro projects SENTINEL (cognitive robotic systems) and REMORA (modular underwater robotics). Support to teaching and supervision activities at DTU in the courses on aquatic field work and sensor integration will be required. 

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD in oceanography, electronics, automation and control systems or similar qualifications with an academic level equivalent to a three-year PhD.

 
We are looking for a candidate who has:
  • Previous experience in mission planning frameworks for autonomous marine vehicles
  • Proved skills in handling and operating autonomous underwater systems
  • Ability of handling and processing large amounts of data
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Mathematical modelling skills and experience in PYHTON, ROS, MATLAB or other programming languages would be advantageous 
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 two years and the work will primarily be carried out at the Section for Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, which is located in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

 

Specific field work activities might include periods of permanence on research vessels.  

 
The position is for two years.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information  

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Patrizio Mariani, Leader of Observation Technology Research Group, tel.: +45 35 88 33 53.

 
You can read more about DTU Aqua at www.aqua.dtu.dk
 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time)

 

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

  • Application (cover letter)
    Cover letter should include and clearly indicate a draft on a two year research project on the above topics
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

 

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

 

The research spectrum of the Section for Oceans and Arctic covers oceanography, population ecology, observation technology and the Arctic. The research into oceanography integrates biological, physical and chemical parameters’ interactions in the ocean, ranging from individual plankton to regional seas. We focus on understanding the key processes that govern the structure and function of pelagic food webs, as well as climate and ecosystem interactions. The research in population ecology establishes how processes affecting individuals shape populations and ecosystems.

 

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

Deadline: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

Postdocs in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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

Department information

Your work will take place at the department of Computational Science and Technology. The division is a part of the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. For more information go to: https://www.kth.se/cst

Job description

These projects are concerned with applications of computational methods to cancer omics data and an extensive collection of bacterial genomes, respectively. Some of the cancer data has a single-cell resolution and some carries spatial information. The bacterial data consist of an extensive collection of NGS genomes. We are collaborating with groups developing new experimental methods as well as generating biomedical data.

These are 1 year time-limited positions that may extended.  The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally, we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Qualifications

In order to be employed, you must have a Ph.D. or be about to receive one soon. You need a very strong background in bioinformatics analysis of biological data. Excellent programming skills are a requirement. A good understanding of Biology is clear merit, but a basic knowledge and a desire to contribute to biology is a prerequisite.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

The application should contain the following:

  1. CV including publications as well as relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  3. Brief explanation of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 1 page long.
  4. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

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

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

Others

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

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

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

Read the job desription at the university homepage

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Post expires on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

Postdoc position on the Development of Immune-based Lateral Flow Assays Intended for a Lab-on-a chip (LOC) Device for Point of Care Testing of Mastitis in Danish Cattle Herds

Centre for Diagnostics DTU is offering a two-year postdoc position commencing 1 April 2019 or soon thereafter.

 
The project

The postdoc will work on the project ‘Mastitis Milking Parlour Diagnostics’ granted by the Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP). Mastitis in dairy cows is very common, accounting for up to 70% of the usage of antibiotics in cattle, and leads to great economic loss for the farmers. The postdoc will be part of an established team dedicated to develop a point of care testing device, which can detect the most common pathogens causing clinical mastitis. The multi-partner project employs academics from DTU Compute, DTU Bioengineering, Centre for Diagnostics DTU and has Dianova A/S as the commercializing partner.

 

The postdoc will be placed in the Development group at Centre for Diagnostics DTU, a group that is dedicated to developing new effective and rapid diagnostic tools for customers and for the benefit of society.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The primary responsibility of the postdoc is to develop, validate and implement several antibody-based lateral flow assays as an integral part of a single LOC device. When fully functional, the LOC device will detect several of the most common pathogens causing clinical mastitis along with a bacterial enzyme, which causes antibiotic resistance. Development of the assays will be done in close collaboration with a second postdoc hired to the project by DTU Bioengineering, and will include optimization parameters such as the general design of the paper chip, screening for suitable detection antibodies and the conjugation of antibodies to nanoparticles that give a colorimetric readout.

 

The microbiology work includes working independently with experimental microbiology, including design of spiking experiments, quality control of microbiological samples and resistance analysis. Part of this work will also include the culturing of relevant bacteria, to ensure enough test material for the development of assays. The overall task is to provide relevant bacterial cultures to develop and validate the immune-based assays. The final LOC device must apply to a relevant population of mastitis-causing bacteria, and with sufficient specificity. Accordingly, quality control and appropriate selection of bacteria are critical aspects of the work for the postdoc.

 
Qualifications

The candidate must hold a PhD degree in biology, human biology, microbiology, veterinary medicine or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate is expected to have solid experience with development and implementation of immune-based assays such as ELISAs.

Moreover, solid experience from a microbiological laboratory is required and experience with GLP-guidelines and quality assurance is a strong advantage.

 

Experience with the field of human or veterinary diagnostics is also a strong advantage.

 
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 main workplace will be at the DTU campus in Lyngby, 10 km north of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

The employment as a postdoc is a full-time and fixed-term position for two years. 

 
The position is available from April.
 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

For further information, please contact Head of R&D Helene Larsen (helela@vet.dtu.dkphone: +45-42440166).

 
Information on the Centre can be found at: http://www.diagnostik.dtu.dk/
 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 3 April 2019 (local time).

 

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Up to three letters of recommendation

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

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

Centre for Diagnostics DTU is a Centre which recently separated out from the DTU Veterinary Institute. The purpose of the Centre is to assemble diagnostic competencies and act as an entrance to diagnostics as a subject area – both across DTU and in relation to a number of external stakeholders. We are located at DTU Lyngby campus in the new life science and bioengineering building with a total of 700 employees working with food safety, nanotechnology, bioengineering and aquatic research. About 40 employees work in the Centre with the development and implementation of diagnostic tests for veterinary and human use. The Centre has experts and researchers in areas relevant for the diagnostic work, including pathology, bacteriology, virology, immunology and statistics.


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

Deadline: 3 April 2019
Unit: DTU Vet
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Post expires on Wednesday April 3rd, 2019

PhD Stipend in H2S Scavenging in Offshore Oil and Gas Production (18-19020)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD stipend is available within the research programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 May 2019 or soon thereafter and not later than 1 August 2019. The stipend period is 3 years.The Department consists of five sections, of which three are located in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science; one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology; and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The place of employment of the PhD position is the Section of Chemical Engineering in Esbjerg.

Job description

In the Section of Chemical Engineering a PhD stipend is available with the provisional title “Optimization of the H2S scavenging process”. The stipend is offered as a part of the research project SCAVOP (Scavenger Optimization). The SCAVOP consortia is led by Aalborg University and include engineering companies (Rambøll Denmark A/S, Pieter Mouritsen A/S), Oil & Gas companies (Total E&P Denmark A/S, A/S Dansk Shell), and the Danish cluster organization and innovation network for energy production Energy Innovation Cluster (www.eicluster.dk).

H2S is an extremely toxic and corrosive gas that is often observed mixed with the fluids coming from the wells in offshore oil and gas production. H2S concentration levels need to be drastically reduced before oil and gas can be exported. In offshore topside units this is typically accomplished by means of injection of chemicals (i.e. the scavengers) that reacts with H2S producing less problematic compounds called spent scavengers. However, the use of H2S scavengers leads to high operating costs and both unreacted and spent scavengers are environmental pollutants. In addition, spent scavengers may cause fouling to equipment and piping. SCAVOP aims at reducing the current use of H2S scavengers in offshore oil and gas production and at mitigating fouling problems associated to spent scavengers. The aim is to be pursued by increasing the understanding of the physico-chemical aspects governing the scavenging process, such as the transfer of H2S to the phase where the scavenging reactions occur, the kinetics of the scavenging reactions, and the solubility of spent scavengers in different media. The focus of the PhD is both on collecting laboratory experimental data and on developing computational models for the scavenging process.

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

Qualifications
Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Chemical Engineering, Oil & Gas Technology, Chemistry, or similar from an internationally recognized University or they expect to have obtained the above-mentioned type of Master Degree before 31 July 2019. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Practical experience with experimental research in one of the following areas: chemical engineering, oil & gas technology, chemistry, physical chemistry;
  • Practical experience with computational aspects of thermodynamics and chemical reaction engineering;
  • An excellent level of both spoken and written English;
  • Good collaborative skills, team spirit and the ability to work independently.

We offer

  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities;
  • Good and international work environment;
  • Exposure and possibility of building a network with engineering and Oil and Gas companies active in Denmark;
  • A chance of connecting your research with the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Marco Maschietti (marco@bio.aau.dk)   concerning the scientific aspects of the scholarship.

Application procedure
The application must be written in English and must include the following:

  • Copy of diplomas/transcripts (including grades in individual exams);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • List of written works/publications;
  • 1-2 pages where you introduce yourself, your aspirations, and present your qualifications;

Applicants must ensure that all documents are uploaded online before the submission deadline, as additional material cannot be considered.

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

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

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 10 April 2019
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Wednesday April 10th, 2019

PhD Stipend in Oil-Water Separation in the Presence of Production Chemicals (18-19019)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD stipend is available within the research programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 May 2019 or soon thereafter and not later than 1 August 2019. The stipend period is 3 years.The Department consists of five sections, of which three are located in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science; one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology; and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The place of employment of the PhD position is the Section of Chemical Engineering in Esbjerg.

Job description

In the Section of Chemical Engineering a PhD stipend is available with the provisional title “Oil/Water Separation in the Presence of Production Chemicals”. The PhD position will be an integrated part of the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) Work Programme “Enhanced Well Chemistry and Integrity”, which has the overall objective of extending the commercial field life by reduction of well related OPEX and downtime. The objective is pursued through developing methods for corrosion and scale prediction and mitigation. These methods include the use of Production Chemicals, which however may end up to some extent in the topside oil/water separators and reduce their efficiency.

In this context, the candidate is expected to perform fundamental and applied research on understanding how the oil/water separation kinetics in topside separators is influenced by the presence of Production Chemicals. In fact, some of the chemicals in use (e.g. film forming corrosion inhibitors) are surface active compounds that can remarkably alter the oil/water interface properties and hinder the separation process.

The candidate is expected to study experimentally the effect of different Production Chemicals, as well as their interaction, on the oil/water separation and to develop physico-chemical models able to capture the effect of the chemicals on coalescence of the dispersed phases and phase separation. The overall aim of the project is to develop simulation models able of predicting the behavior of topside separators with respect to the main operating parameters (e.g. water-to-oil ratio, aqueous and oil phase composition, temperature, residence time) and the concentration of said chemicals.

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

Qualifications
Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Chemical Engineering, Oil & Gas Technology, Chemistry, or similar from an internationally recognized University or they expect to have obtained the above-mentioned type of Master Degree before 31 July 2019. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following qualifications:

  • A good knowledge of chemistry, physics, and applied mathematics;
  • Previous experience with experimental research within oil and gas technology, chemistry and chemical engineering is advantageous;
  • Previous experience in developing physico-chemical models and in chemical process simulation is advantageous;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as an independent researcher;
  • Good writing and communication skills in English.

We offer

  • Access to state of the art laboratories facilities.
  • Multi-disciplinary and international environment.
  • A chance to see your research be brought out into practice.
  • Strong connection to industry.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Marco Maschietti (marco@bio.aau.dk) concerning the scientific aspects of the scholarship.

Application procedure
The application must be written in English and must include the following:

  • Copy of diplomas/transcripts (including grades in individual exams);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • List of written works/publications;
  • 1-2 pages where you introduce yourself, your aspirations, and present your qualifications.

Applicants must ensure that all documents are uploaded online before the submission deadline, as additional material cannot be considered.

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

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

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 28 March 2019
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Thursday March 28th, 2019

PhD student position in cyber security for the Internet of Things

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 240 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor’s, Master’s and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.Information about the research group
The Networks and Systems division at Chalmers University of Technology consists of 10 faculty, 4 postdoctoral and 16 doctoral researchers. The division is active in a wide range of research topics in the fields of systems security, including intrusion detection, resilient architectures / systems, network security, cryptography and securing cyber-physical systems and the internet of things. The division also works within distributed computing, parallel and multicore computing, and data streaming. In addition, the division contributes to interdisciplinary research at the intersection of ICT, transportation, energy, e-science and built environment. The group is running several national and international projects in collaboration with both academia and industry.

Major responsibilities
The research will focus on system-oriented research to strengthen the security of the Internet-of-Things, e.g., in the context of vehicular networks, the energy grid, the smart home, and other similar smart connected systems. The core of the research will be towards attack detection and mitigation as well as resilient system design. For example, a focus early on will be in the design and implementation of algorithms for attack detection, taking into account the diverse nature of devices in the Internet of Things and how these may interact. The ultimate goal of the research is to have solutions that automatically can adapt to different types of heterogeneous IoT deployments and protect the network as a whole even when certain nodes are under attack or lost. The research project is joint with Uppsala University and funded by a grant from the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency. There will be several Ph.D. students working on the project, solving different aspects.

>> Please see the project homepage https://www.resilient-iot.se/ for more information.

Salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers’ general agreement for PhD student positions. The position is intended to start in Spring/Summer 2019, but a different start date can also be arranged. Your major responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

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

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a solid background in Computer Science and Engineering or in a related discipline, corresponding to a master’s level degree of at least 240 higher education credits. As for all PhD studies, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are needed.

The ideal candidate for the position has a strong background in cyber security and systems development, including algorithmic aspects. Further experience with interdisciplinary projects or background in embedded systems development, distributed systems, machine learning or data science is helpful. You may apply even if you have not completed your degree, but expect to do so before the position starts. Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for applying since English is our working language for research, and we publish internationally. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Chalmers offers Swedish courses. Our researchers and PhD students at the department come from more than 30 different countries.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190131 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 15 April, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor, Magnus Almgren, Networks and Systems division
E-mail: magnus.almgren@chalmers.se


   



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


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Data Science Research Engineer specializing in machine learning

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 240 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor’s, Master’s and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.

Information about the project
Data driven research using machine learning is becoming increasingly important for the research activities at Chalmers. To extract valuable patterns from big data sources and to meet the related challenges, Chalmers has started a group using applied machine learning in research projects involving large data sets and AI. We are now recruiting another research engineer to the group. As a Data Science Research Engineer you will be contributing to the unit of Data Science Research Engineers in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and you will be working in direct contact with one or more research projects within Chalmers. As a group we also work together with the new CHAIR initiative at Chalmers (http://www.chalmers.se/chair).

The unit of Data Science Research Engineers is being implemented as a joint project among the Chalmers Areas of Advance: The Areas of Advance are platforms that offer common access to cutting edge research infrastructures and interdisciplinary research challenges, often directly relevant for industry and society. We are working with big data from various sources, coming from both the natural sciences as well as digital platforms across society.

Job description
The Data Science Research Engineers are, based on their specific profiles, working in close collaboration to one or more research groups developing tools and analysis methods for data driven research activities. The aim is to develop and implement new research data analysis in existing platforms or in some cases develop a data analysis infrastructure from the ground up. You will get to work with a broad spectrum of different types of data, and be an essential part of the process of finding new scientific insights. Part of the time will be set aside to learn new methods and establish general competencies in Data Science and machine learning for yourself, and also shared within the group and more broadly throughout Chalmers.

The competencies sought are specifically machine learning and statistics applied to large and complex data sets, but you are also expected to learn and apply tools and methods from a range of other data science related areas, e.g., data mining, information visualization, and data management. This is done together with a team of research engineers with similar roles. We collaborate internally as well as with research groups to discuss, implement, evaluate, and communicate our results.

You will be located together with the rest of the group at the Computer Science and Engineering Department.

Position summary
The position is a full-time permanent employment.Qualifications
A minimum of Master-level education in computer science, mathematics or mathematical statistics is expected, but other educational backgrounds may be suitable depending on the specific skills and experience of the applicant. Documented experience in previously applying some of the skills outlined above, as well as software development in general is expected and proficiency in programming and scripting languages needs to demonstrated. Good communication and collaborative skills are essential. You need to be an easy-going person who is not only passionate about developing your skills in machine learning and AI, but also open and curious to learn about new domains where these tools and methods get applied.

We are also considering candidates holding a PhD degree in related fields of quantitative research. Some project oriented leadership experience is meriting.

Candidates with a strong domain specific background with capability and a motivation to develop a data science career in an academic environment are welcome.

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

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

Application procedure 
The application should be marked with Name, Ref 20190147 and be attached as PDF files, as below:

CV
Personal letter
• 1-2 pages 
Other documents (optional): 
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two references that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview. 

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 8 April, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Vilhelm Verendel, CSE, vive@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 81 20
Sanna Erling Almér, CSE, sanna.erling.almer@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 29 64


   



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


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Post expires on Monday April 8th, 2019

Postdoctoral position in Microwave Imaging

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At the department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrifying.

We offer a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society.

The department provides about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master’s Programs ”Biomedical Engineering”, “Electric Power Engineering”, ”Systems, Control and Mechatronics” and ”Communication Engineering”.

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


Information about the research
We are seeking a postdoc that will work within the Biomedical electromagnetics research group. The focus of this group is to develop new and more effective medical methods and systems for diagnostics and treatment. Application areas include stroke and trauma diagnostics, breast cancer detection and cancer treatment with microwave hyperthermia. The main activity in the development towards these applications involves, signal processing methods, antenna systems design and design of measurement hardware. Construction of complete prototype systems for clinical tests is a key goal in all projects.

In this research project you will work in a team on developing a multi-channel hardware system for microwave tomography.  Potential applications include breast, bone and brain imaging. Your part of the project will be to take a system level responsibility, integrating hardware systems with image reconstruction algorithms.  You will take a leading role in the testing and development of the system based on measurements in the lab and in real clinical applications.

The research environment will be connected to MedTech West, a common biomedical engineering center created by five western Swedish partners, including Chalmers University of Technology and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Further, this research project is connected to the Vinnova Excellence Research Centre ChaseOn, which encompasses multiple inter-disciplinary research fields, such as antenna systems, signal processing, mobile communications, scientific computing, biomedical engineering. The Centre is supported by 18 Swedish companies.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The goals with the postdoc-position is to develop and improve your general research proficiency and reach a high competence within your specific research area. A major responsibility is to publish the work in scientific technical journals and at conferences.

In the research project you will take a leading role in integrating hardware system including advanced system instrumentation.  Integration with actual image reconstruction algorithms will also be emphasized. You will be responsible for testing and developing the system based on measurements in the lab as well as in preparing for and testing in real clinical applications.

The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Undergraduate teaching duties will not exceed 20% of the working time. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment, 12 months, with possibility to extend another 12 months.

Qualifications
To qualify for this position you need a PhD-degree in the field of microwave imaging or a closely related field; the degree should generally not be older than three years. A requirement for the position is that you have a background in electronics, instrumentation and electromagnetics and have a strong interest for microwave tomography and biomedical applications. Great skills are required in both hardware and electromagnetic modeling and image reconstruction algorithms.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

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

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190137 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 11 April, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Assoc Prof. Andreas Fhager, Biomedical Electromagnetics, andreas.fhager@chalmers.se
Prof. Paul Meaney, Biomedical Electromagnetics, meaney@chalmers.se



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


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Post expires on Thursday April 11th, 2019