Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

PhD and postdoc position in super-resolution imaging of the membrane

SDU Biotechnology section at Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for one 3-year PhD position and one 3-year post doc position in bioimaging. The position is funded by a Danish Funding source to unravel the composition and impact of nano-domains in live mammalian cells by spatiotemporal florescence and super-resolution microscopy. The PhD position is available from 1st of September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The postdoc position is available from 1st of October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project concerns imaging of nano-domains in live and fixed cells. Selected membrane proteins will be imaged using super-resolution microscopy, photoactivated localization microscopy and 3D imaging. Nano-domains and membrane proteins will be studied using those techniques.

Requirements to complete a PhD at SDU

  • Complete a study programme of 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in teaching and dissemination activities (e.g. conferences) corresponding to approx. one semester of full time employment
  • Carry out an external research stay.
  • Complete a PhD thesis. According to the rules for a PhD thesis at the Faculty of Engineering at SDU the thesis must include internationally scientific peer-reviewed articles.
  • Publicly defend your PhD thesis.

The successful applicant for the PhD position should have:

  • MSc in science, engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, biophysics or a related specialization.
  • The ideal candidate for the position already has experience with one or more of the following subjects: Bioimaging, biophysics, cell culture, analysis of fluorescence microscopy images and membrane proteins. The candidate must expect to be working with all of these areas during the PhD project and will get the sufficient training in the subjects that he or she is not familiar with.

The successful applicant for the postdoc position should have:

  • PhD in science, engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, biophysics or a related specialization.
  • The ideal candidate for the position already has experience with one or more of the following subjects: Bioimaging, biophysics, cell culture, analysis of fluorescence microscopy images and membrane proteins. The candidate must expect to be working with all of these areas during the post doc project and will get the sufficient training in the subjects that he or she is not familiar with.

Further information is available from Associate Professor Eva Arnspang Christensen, phone: +45 65504682, e-mail: arnspang@kbm.sdu.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

The PhD fellowship is a 3-year position. The post doc position is a 3-years position (1-year, can be extended with two more years).

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015.

The faculty expects the applicants to have read the information on the PhD study at The Faculty of Engineering and on the general PhD work and salary conditions before applying.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Please read the guideline for applicants.

An application must include:

  • Completed application form (Link to Application Form)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter stating your interest, motivation etc. Please attach the motivational letter to “application material” under ” Research plan”
  • Letters of reference (Link to reference form)
  • Verified copies* of bachelor diploma and transcript
  • Verified copies* of master’s diploma and transcript
  • Verified copies* of PhD diploma and transcript (for the post doc position)
  • Calculation of point grade average (Link to calculator sheet with instructions)

*Please note the definition of verified:

Verified official transcripts of exams in English or Danish translation and verified copy of bachelor diploma and master’s diploma – All documentation must be officially translated into English or Danish. All documents must be verified.  Verified means that your home university or a public notary verifies that the copy is a true copy of the original document. Each page of the copy must be stamped with the original stamp of the verifying institution and added the text: “True copy of the original document” and signed with a blue pen.

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

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

Further information about the PhD programme at the faculty and SDU can be found at:

The SDU PhD webpages

The faculty PhD website

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD positions in time-domain astrophysics and cosmology

DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen are offering several PhD fellowships in transient astrophysics, active galactic nuclei, and/or cosmology, commencing 1 September 2018 or as negotiated.
About DARK  
Located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DARK’s areas of research include, but are not limited to: theoretical and observational investigations of dark matter and dark energy, quasars, black holes, supernovae, cosmic dust, particle astrophysics, and gravitational lensing. Several new initiatives focus specifically on the theory and observations of astrophysical transients, including gravitational waves. You can read more about DARK here: http://dark.nbi.ku.dk
Project description 
We are looking for talented and highly motivated students who are interested in theoretical and observational astrophysics and cosmology, partly in the area of transient or variable sources such as supernovae, tidal disruption events, gravitational waves, kilonovae and active galactic nuclei.
PhD positions are available in the following scientific areas:
  • dust formation and destruction in and around supernovae
  • cosmographic tests of the cosmological metric – implications for understanding cosmic acceleration
  • the nature of gravitationally lensed transients
  • the origin of heavy elements and the properties of the associated kilonova
  • tidal disruption of stars and other exotic phenomena around supermassive black holes
  • gas and stellar dynamics, supermassive black hole mass measurements, black hole fuelling
  • big data analysis and machine learning in large scale astronomical surveys
  • neutrino astrophysics
PhD students will also be trained in, e.g., paper and proposal writing, transient survey strategies, massive data handling, presentation techniques, and using super-computing facilities. Students will have the possibility to actively engage in transient surveys such as the Pan-STARRS Young Supernova Experiment as well as modern observational facilities such as the Hubble Space Telescope, the ESO Very Large Telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, and future facilities such as the James Web Space Telescope, Nordic Optical Telescope Transient Explorer, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or Euclid. PhD students will have guaranteed access to a new high-performance computing cluster, fully reserved to DARK scientists.
The principal supervisors are Christa Gall, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Giorgos Leloudas, Irene Tamborra, Jens Hjorth, Marianne Vestergaard, and Radek Wojtak. PhD students at DARK have the opportunity to also work with DARK’s other senior or post-doctoral researchers, as well as many international collaborators. For more about DARK’s staff, see http://dark.nbi.ku.dk/people/.
Job description 
The positions are available for 3–5 years depending on the seniority of the student. The key tasks of a PhD student are to:
  • manage and carry out research projects
  • attend PhD courses
  • write scientific articles and PhD thesis
  • disseminate their research
  • conduct an extended stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • help teach bachelor and master student courses
  • work for the Department, e.g., web management, public talks, IT support, etc.
Evaluation criteria 
The majority of successful applicants have an undergraduate degree (equivalent to BSc or MSc) in physics, astrophysics or computer science with strong classroom performance. A research background in astrophysics is very helpful, although research experience in other fields may also be valuable. We look for strong letters of recommendation and will also base our decisions on a careful reading of the submitted cover letters: Our goal is to identify motivated, driven, and enthusiastic students who are well prepared to thrive in an exciting research environment, and who will make the best use of the particular strengths and opportunities at DARK.
Formal requirements 
Applicants should hold a BSc or MSc degree in physics, astrophysics or computer science with excellent results and good English skills.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus strongly welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality and individual disability.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarships, please contact the relevant principal supervisors, Christa Gall, christa@dark-cosmology.dk; Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, enrico@dark-cosmology.dk; Giorgos Leloudas, giorgos@dark-cosmology.dk; Irene Tamborra, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk; Jens Hjorth, jens@dark-cosmology.dk; Marianne Vestergaard, vester@dark-cosmology.dk and Radek Wojtak, wojtak@dark-cosmology.dk.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for a PhD project. Please indicate if you have a preference for a specific research topic (max 2 pages)
  • CV (preferably 2, max 3 pages)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc if applicable)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g., list of publications (if any; max 1 page)
Please also arrange to have 2 letters of reference sent to references@dark-cosmology.dkby the deadline.
The deadline for applications is 23 June 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.
Terms of employment
3-year PhD: For PhD students with a MSc degree, the starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 317,448 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43,848). PhD students with a MSc degree are employees at the University of Copenhagen and as such have full vacation benefits (6 weeks per year), access to generous parental leave, and full social and health benefits (also for partners/family). More on employment conditions in Denmark: http://ism.ku.dk/.
4-5 years PhD: Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD
The positions are also available for candidates who are eligible to be enrolled as a MSc student. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.
In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU-bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions at each DKK 5,839 during the period of their MSc and PhD studies, corresponding to DKK 280,272.
Duty work’ (the teaching and work for the Department items listed under the Job Description): As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’ as part of their employment. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 202.64 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 102,586.50.
For further information about Part A please see: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.
Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC): In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 28,955.15 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 694,923.
Additional information about the recruitment process is available at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

 

Deadline: 23 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Saturday June 23rd, 2018

PhD in Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located on the main campus of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, with a total of some 80 employees. The communication routes are good both nationally and internationally. The researching focuses within the fields of Atom- and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Spintronics, and Complex Systems and Biophysics and is performed in an international environment with extensive national and international collaborations. The education programs at the Department include Bachelor- and Master programs in Physics, physics teacher-training programs, as well as outreach courses in Physics aimed for the general public. Gothenburg Physics Centre is a close collaboration with four other departments within the Faculty of Science and Chalmers University of Technology creates an innovative environment for all researchers and students at the department.

For further information about the Department of Physics, please visit our website at www.physics.gu.se/english. More information about Gothenburg Physics Centre can be found at www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gpc/Pages/default.aspx.

The research will be conducted in an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Gothenburg, led by Caroline Beck Adiels (cell biologist) and Mattias Goksör (physicist) in close collaboration with a neighbouring group led by Giovanni Volpe. By means of optical and microfluidic technology, the group seeks to answer different research questions originating in biology and life science (http://www.physics.gu.se/english/research/biological-physics). The research group is now hiring a PhD student that will be involved in the EU consortium DeLiver.

DeLiver is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) that include 6 academic and 3 industrial beneficiaries, represented in 6 European countries. This multidisciplinary collaboration combines research within optical physics and biomedicine with the aim of developing novel technologies to perform structural and functional studies (on nano-scale) of the pores of endothelial cells. In mammals, these pores constitute the fundamental barrier between the blood circulation and vital organs.  (More information can be found here: http://www.deliver-itn.eu).

Job assignments

We seek candidates for one PhD position at the Department of Physics at University of Gothenburg. The successful candidate will work experimentally in an optics lab and the work will include the realization of optical setups (such as holographic tweezers and other advanced optical microscopy) for investigation and analysis of biological samples. The aim of the ITN-project is to, by using optical tweezers, study and perform 3D force measurements on mammalian cells (more specifically, on endothelial cells) for characterization and possibly detection of pathological samples. This work will be conducted in close collaboration with several researchers and PhD students, active at several other European universities and companies (e.g. in Germany, Norway, Belgium and France, to name a few). The successful candidate will be trained in experimental and computational methods aimed towards force measurements using optical manipulation, statistical physics and micro-fabrication techniques. Part of the time will be spent on courses and educational activities common for the PhD students of the network.

Eligibility

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he/she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

In order to be approved for MSCA financing the applicant, at the time for the application, should not have resided in Sweden more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Moreover, the applicant must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

  • We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently but who also is well equipped for collaboration in this multidisciplinary project.
  • You should be very skilled at expressing yourself in English, both orally and in written text.
  • You have a MSc. in physics or equivalently.

Previous experience of the abovementioned technologies as well as interdisciplinary projects will be considered beneficially.

Employment

The position is full time and time-limited. The location is the Department of Physics in Gothenburg starting October 1, 2018.

For further information regarding the position

For questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Caroline Beck Adiels,
caroline.adiels@physics.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: June 22, 2018

 

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday January 1st, 1970

Ph.D. scholarship in experimental physics – Dynamics of liquids and solids

Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University invites applications for a position as Ph.D. student of Physics from September 1 or soon thereafter. The position is for a period of three years.

Description of the Ph.D. project

Funded by the VILLUM Foundation for the period 2017-2023, the Matter project is an integrated part of the Glass and Time center (http://glass.ruc.dk ) at Roskilde University’s Department of Science and Environment. Glass and Time is characterized by strong collaboration between experiment, simulation, and theory. The purpose of Matter is to understand the fundamental governing principles of structure and dynamics of liquids and solids, in particular to investigate and further develop the isomorph theory.

We are looking for a talented Ph.D. student for an experimental project within Matter. The student, who will be trained in experimental work in the Glass and Time center, will be supervised by Prof. Kristine Niss or Assoc. Prof. Tina Hecksher, and co-supervised by Prof. Jeppe Dyre (the director of Matter).

The focus of the experimental work in our group is on:

  • Developing new specialized experimental techniques in close collaboration with engineers and our in-house high-level workshop.
  • Mathematical modeling of the experimental methods and data.
  • Close collaboration between experiment, simulation, and theory, catalyzed by weekly 2-hour joint group meetings.

The presently available experimental methods include broadband mechanical spectroscopy, dynamic specific heat, dielectric spectroscopy, scattering methods, and high-pressure measurements.

Qualifications.

The following qualifications are required

  • Master’s degree in Physics or a related field
  • Experience with experimental work

We are looking for an ambitious, curious and open-minded person. You are expected to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities.

Assessment

In the formal assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;

  • Relevant master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).

In the assessment regarding enrollment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:

  • Grades of your master’s study
  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Quality and relevance of the project description (see below)

The Doctoral School

You will be enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the Doctoral School of Science and Environment. Read more here https://ruc.dk/doctoral-school-science-and-environment .Responsibilities and tasks

The Ph.D. position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the Ph.D. Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf).

 

Questions
For further information you are welcome to contact Prof. Kristine Niss kniss@ruc.dk or Prof. Jeppe Dyre at dyre@ruc.dk .

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and formally you will refer to Head of Department, Susanne Sørensen. Ph.D. students have the same rights, formal working hours, vacation, etc., as others in the Danish workforce. After taxes the monthly salary is approximately DKK 18000 (2400 Euro).

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.
Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.
The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.
Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. Your description of the PhD project – Here you describe in which direction you would like to work and how your qualifications fit into this. A detailed project description may be provided, but is not required. 
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project – Here you state the suggested date of start.
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than August  1 2018
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Ansøgningsfrist
01-08-2018

Post expires on Wednesday August 1st, 2018

Postdoc position in educational physics 979174

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position in educational physics. The successful applicant will be part of a research group of Prof. MSO Jacob F. Sherson at Aarhus University (http://phys.au.dk/qmmg/) and will interact with both physicists in the team and collaborating didactics researchers.

We are looking for a motivated candidate interested in developing and testing game based education modules at both high-school and university levels. According to our didactical principle, Research-Enabling Game-Based Education (ReGAME), the motivated candidate will develop, test, and implement education modules based on the classical and quantum citizen science games on our www.scienceathome.org platform.

The starting date is as soon as possible and the duration of the employment will be one year.

Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews will be arranged as quickly as possible.
Applications should contain a statement of research interests (including a summary of previous research achievements), CV, diploma, list of publications, and contact information of two referees who can provide letters of recommendation. A teaching portfolio is not needed.
Applicants should have an excellent track record (relative to their current career stage) and a solid knowledge within physics and/or educational physics. A PhD degree or equivalent in physics or a closely related field is required. Applicants, who do not currently hold such a degree, can apply if they expect to obtain the degree before the starting date of the position.

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus  and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments

Questions can be addressed to Jacob Sherson (email: sherson@phys.au.dk).

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD fellow in Applied Geometry and Stochastic Analysis

Department of Computer Science (DIKU), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in applied geometry and stochastic analysis commencing 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The Image section at DIKU hosts experts in fields including nonlinear statistics, applied differential geometry, shape modelling, image analysis & processing, computer vision, computer simulation, and machine learning. Their work ranges from theoretical analyses, over algorithm development, to solving concrete problems for science, industry, and society. Biomedical imaging is a central application area, including neuroimaging. The section contributes to the theory of image analysis by studying nonlinear statistics, variational problems, and geometry on manifolds and metric spaces. The section conducts core machine learning research, including deep learning, transfer learning, online learning, kernel methods, stochastic optimization, and concentration of measure inequalities. Furthermore, information retrieval methods are considered. For further information, please visit http://www.diku.dk/english/research/imagesection/ 

Project description 

The PhD student will focus on modelling stochastic variation in nonlinear geometries, Lie group theory, and geometric mechanics. The project will have both theoretical focus on construction, existence, and analysis of stochastic processes in nonlinear spaces; applied focus on stochastic shape modelling and statistics of shape; and numerical focus on implementation of simulation and inference algorithms. When disease processes influence the anatomy of organs, e.g. change of brain shape as a result of neurodegenerative disease, the shape variation can be captured from medical scans and analyzed, for example within the Large Deformation Diffemorphic Metric Mapping (LDDMM) framework. The changing shape is here represented by an element of a Riemannian manifold of diffeomorphisms, and statistical analysis of the data is therefore influenced by the curvature of the diffeomorphism manifold. One concrete goal of the project is to develop stochastic models and estimation algorithms for non-linear LDDMM inspired models. The PhD student will be part of the Centre for Stochastic Geometry and Advanced Bioimaging (CSGB, http://csgb.dk).

The applicant must have documented experience in aspects of differential geometry, stochastic analysis, and/or theoretical statistics/machine learning. The project will require computer implementation of the developed numerical algorithms.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Stefan Sommer, Department of Computer Science, sommer@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +4521179125.

Job description 

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or equivalent MSc education with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment 

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 317.459 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.852). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 17 June 2018 23:59 GMT +2. 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Job interviews will be in week 31.

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Stefan Sommer, Department of Computer Science, sommer@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +4521179125

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 17 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Datalogisk Institut
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday June 17th, 2018

PhD in Healthcare Security Practice Analysis, Modelling and Incentivisation (IE 110/18)

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

PhD in Healthcare Security Practice Analysis, Modelling and Incentivisation (IE 110/18)

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Gjøvik  (NTNU, https://www.ntnu.edu/gjovik ) invites applications for a Ph.D. research fellow in Healthcare Security Practice Analysis, Modelling, and Incentivisation. The position is based at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK) Norway’s largest research group in information security, and host of the eHealth and Welfare Security (eHWS) group at the Center of Cyber and Information Security (CCIS). The eHWS group is a newly-established research group under CCIS which is partially funded by the Ministry of Health and Care Services. It has research collaboration with Directorate of eHealth and other national e-health institutes to initiate researches in the field of cyber security.
The Ph.D. position is funded by NTNU. The period of employment for the positions as a Ph.D. research fellow is initially for 3 years, which can be extended to four years by including a 25% position as teaching assistant.

About the Department

The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology has 33 permanent scientific staff members, and in total approximately 80 employees. 50 persons work at NTNUs campus in Gjøvik and 30 at NTNUs campus in Trondheim. IIK carries out internationally competitive research organized in seven cross-disciplinary labs covering the academic areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Applied Cryptology, Intelligent Transport Systems, Quantifiable Performance and Dependability of Communication Systems, Biometry, Digital Forensics, and Information Security. The department provides teaching in BSc in IT Operations and Information Security, MSc programmes in Communication technology and Information Security, and PhD programmes in Telematics and Information Security. The department hosts and operates NTNUs Center for Cyber and Information Security, a public-private partnership with 25 members.

Work description 
In a healthcare organization, staffs’ security practice are not only related to a compound impact from organization’s preparedness in security governance configuration, security planning and policies, risk management, and technology controls, but also related to other factors such as the organization’s business objectives and individual staff’s personal characteristics. It is therefore necessary to take into account multiple dimensions when observing, analyzing, and modelling the security practice in a healthcare organization, in order to better understand the differed performance across different persons, units, departments, and organizations. The PhD research fellow is expected to collect feedback from healthcare staffs, observe, analyze / explain, and model the security practice both qualitatively and quantitatively in healthcare organizations, develop metrics to measure the performance of security practices, and propose verifiable incentivisation schemes to improve the security practice performance in healthcare organizations and their alignment with healthcare business objectives.
We are looking for a candidate with knowledge, academic training, or experience in one of the following fields as information security, management, computer science, health informatics, behavioral psychology, health economics, etc., and research enthusiasm in scientific observation, analysis, and modelling of human practice in the Norwegian healthcare organizations. Skills and experience in mathematical modelling, statistical methods, data analysis, risk management, decision making strategies, human behavior analysis, and social communication are desired. Experience in communications and collaboration with healthcare workers and healthcare management staffs is an advantage.
The research fellow will be supervised by Assoc. Prof. Bian Yang and Prof. Einar Snekkenes.
Qualifications required for the announced position
  • A completed Master’s degree in computer science, mathematics or education of an equivalent level (commonly consisting of a 180 ECTS credit point bachelor degree followed by a 120 ECTS master degree), where the weighted average grade of the two years of the Master program is of B or higher in accordance with NTNU’s grading system.
  • High motivation for research work in a multidisciplinary way and ability to work independently.
  • Good organization and communication skills with interest in wider context of own research and ability to engage in cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Eagerness to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences.
  • Written and oral fluency in English.
  • An applicant with fluency (oral and written) in one of the Scandinavian languages would be preferred when other conditions are equal.
Language requirements
If the applicant’s mother tongue is not English or a Scandinavian language, and the Master Degree is not from an English speaking country it is necessary to provide proof of English skills. The following tests can be used as documentation of English language skills: TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
Minimum scores are:
• TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
• IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
• CAE/CPE: grade B or A.
Requirements
All candidates must be able to secure a residency and work permit in Norway. The university is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment practices, and we particularly would like to encourage female candidates to apply.
The regulations for PhD programs at NTNU state that a Master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies is required. The average grade must be A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the two last years of the MSc, and C or higher of the (three first years) BSc. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/diploma-supplement_en.htm
See here for regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts: https://www.regjeringen.no/no/dokumenter/regulationsconcerning-appointment-and-promotion-to-teaching-and-research-posts/id2519258/
General terms of employment
The appointment of the PhD researcher will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. Applicants must agree to participate in an organized doctoral study program within the period of the appointment and have to be qualified for the PhD-study. The appointment is subject to the conditions in effect at any time for employees in the public sector and assessments regarding the legislations regulating export control and knowledge transfer.
Applicants must be qualified for admission as PhD students at NTNU. See http://www.ntnu.no/studieavd/dok/PhD_regulations.pdf for information about PhD studies at NTNU.
The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology wants to attract outstanding and creative candidates who can contribute to our ongoing research activities. We believe that diversity is important to achieve a good, inclusive working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of the gender, disability or cultural background.
Salary conditions
The position is in code 1017 Stipendiat, salary grade 50 in the Norwegian State salary scale, gross NOK 436,900 per year (approx. 45,000 EUR / GBP 35,000). A deduction of 2 % is made as a statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
Living and working in Gjøvik
Information can be found via the following links:
● Living in the county of Oppland: http://www.gonorway.no/norway/counties/oppland/
● Map of NTNU in Gjøvik: https://www.ntnu.edu/gjovik/how-to-get-here
● About Campus Gjøvik: http://www.ntnu.edu/gjovik
To applyApplications will be processed through the university online application system https://www.ntnu.no/ledige-stillinger which will direct you to www.jobbnorge.no. The application must include:

  • A cover letter (1 page) explaining your motivation and how your skills and experience relate to the research focuses of the position applied for
  • A draft research proposal outlining a possible approach for each position applied for (1 page per position).
  • CV with a list of publications and English language test scores or other supporting documents (as proof of the candidates’ study and language abilities)
  • Relevant transcripts of grades, diplomas, and certificates
  • A description of M.Sc. work (1 page)
  • Two letters of reference, preferably from academic supervisor(s).

All this must be sent electronically via www.jobbnorge.no with information about education and relevant experience (all in one combined PDF file). Mark the application IE-110/2018. Incomplete applications will be rejected. For further information please contact Assoc. Prof. Bian Yang (bian.yang@ntnu.no)

We accept applications received by 01.06.2018, or until the position is filled.
Desired starting date is as soon as possible after 01.09.2018.

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

ABOUT THIS JOB

  • Deadline
    Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Employer
    NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Gjøvik, Trondheim
  • Place of service
    Gjøvik
  • Jobbnorge ID
    152760
  • Internal ID
    2018/13062
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Temporary

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD position – Ice conditions and ice loads on infrastructure in rivers IV-169/18

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD position – Ice conditions and ice loads on infrastructure in rivers IV-169/18

Description

During winter ice exert static and dynamic loads on structure in rivers, and of particular interest is loads during ice breakup when the ice cover is released and transported downstream. Current regulations use data from arctic ice drift from Canada and Siberia and describes crushing loads on structures assuming a sum of forces on the ice floe exceeding the crushing load against the structure. This may not be the case in common practise in small and steep rivers, but the current guidelines do not provide clear recommendations on how to handle such situations. The objective of this project is to find the criteria for estimating ice loads in small and steep rivers, and to provide the information needed to update the current guidelines for ice load computations on structures in steep rivers.

The project will involve field measurements of ice growth, breakup conditions and ice loads on structures, and assessment and modelling of the relationship between ice characteristics and loads on structures.

 Qualifications

The candidate should have a degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics/Mathematics or similar. A background in hydraulic and structural engineering is preferable. The project will involve field measurements, and experiences with winter field work will be considered an advantage. The work will involve contact with industry and management in Norway and it is an advantage if the candidate can communicate in Scandinavian language.

The successful candidate should be enthusiastic and highly motivated and be willing to work both independently and with other researchers. The successful candidate must also fulfill the requirement for admission to a doctoral program:

Conditions

PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 436 900 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

Engagement as a PhD Candidate is done in accordance with “Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident”, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of 19.07.2010. The goal of the positions is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement.

For further information

Professor Knut Alfredsen, Email: knut.alfredsen@ntnu.no,  Professor Knut Vilhelm Høyland, Email: knut.hoyland@ntnu.no, Professor Leif Lia, Email: leif.lia@ntnu.no.

The position is of 3 years duration.

See https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme for more information.

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

The application

The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts and reference letters should be enclosed. Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage at www.jobbnorge.no.

Mark the application with IV-169/18

Start-up date may be discussed, but tentatively September 2018.

Application deadline is 15.06.2018

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

ABOUT THIS JOB

  • Deadline
    Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Employer
    NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Trondheim
  • Place of service
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Jobbnorge ID
    152143
  • Internal ID
    2018/12714
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Temporary

Post expires on Friday June 15th, 2018

Postdoc position in materials chemistry at extreme conditions 978236

The Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a 1-year postdoc position in the field of materials chemistry with a focus on high pressure science. The starting date for the position is August 1st, 2018, and it will run until July 30st, 2019.

In case further external funding is secured within the academic area the candidate is assessed obviously qualified for, an extension is possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc.

Research area
The position is embedded in a prestigious Sapere Aude project funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. The focus is discovery of new materials and studies and involve high pressure techniques. High pressure synthesis is an efficient approach to discover new materials. Pressure-dependent studies offer excellent opportunities to stabilize or study interesting compounds and structures. Furthermore studies of P,T structure-property relations of known materials will be used to gain deeper understanding. The postdoc position focus on the continued development of high pressure methods for synthesis and characterization of materials at extreme conditions. Advanced materials of high current interest will be explored with a particular emphasis on topological insulators and perovskites with heavy transition elements.

The successful candidate will engage with a strong team of collaborators covering expertise in theoretical calculations, data mining approaches and a range of highly specialized characterization techniques, such as ARPES, STM, magnetotransport measurements in high-field magnets, and more.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in chemistry, physics or nanoscience with a strong background in high-pressure methods, either synthesis, structural studies, or physical property measurements, ideally the candidate is familiar with more than one of the these topics. The successful candidate will be involved in beamtimes at international synchrotron facilities and prior experience with synchrotron-based science will be advantageous. You will be a core member of a research group with 14 students, 5 PhD students and 9 undergraduates. Experience with day-to-day supervision and practical training of students is desirable.

The position involves interaction with several research groups through involvement in two large centers of excellence, Center for Materials Crystallography (CMC) and Villum Center for Dirac Materials (VCDM). It is important for the project completion that the candidate has a flair for communication and like working in larger teams.

The department
The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is in terms of scientific impact one of the leading European chemistry departments with research programs that range from medicinal chemistry to theoretical chemistry. It has a permanent staff of 28 full and associate professors, a support-staff of 26 people, 117 PhD students and postdocs, and more than 500 students

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

For further information please contact Associate Professor Martin Bremholm, bremholm@chem.au.dk, +45 25881826.

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 4 June 2018
Unit: Department of Chemistry
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday June 4th, 2018

PhD student in Semiconductor Materials

Ref IFM-2018-00291

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees due to retirement among our current staff and an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ifm

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Semiconductor Materials
formally based at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, IFM

Duties
The work will be focused on optical, electrical and thermal properties characterization of group III-nitrides, especially of AlGaN epitaxial layers and AlGaN/GaN device structures for power electronics. The techniques that will be applied includes photoluminescence, Hall effect and C-V measurements, as well as time domain thermal reflectometry. The materials and structures will be fabricated at the growth facilities at IFM. The PhD student will work in close cooperation with growers in order to establish a feedback procedure for the growth and to correlate the material properties with the growth conditions.

The PhD work will be performed within the Competence Center for III-Nitride Technology (C3NiT) at IFM. The applicant should therefore be willing to work in a group, engage and cooperate with the academic and industrial partners within C3NiT, and contribute to implementation and demonstration of the research.

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

Qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who should hold master degree in Physics, Materials Science, or Electrical Engineering. Knowledge in semiconductor materials and solid-state physics is required. Experience with some characterization techniques of semiconductor materials is especially of merit. Good knowledge of English, written and spoken, is necessary for publications and presentations of research results in international journals and at conferences.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date
August 1, 2018.

Salary
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest June 10, 2018.

The application should include motivation letter, CV, transcript of grades and references. Translations of the original documents into English or Swedish is required, if they are not written in any of these languages.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within Semiconductor Materials are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact person

Plamen Paskov

Associate Professor

+46 13 28 26 88

plamen.paskov@liu.se

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Post expires on Sunday June 10th, 2018

PhD student in Functional Electronic Materials

Ref IFM-2018-00333

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees due to retirement among our current staff and an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ifm

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Functional Electronic Materials
formally based at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), University of Linköping, Linköping, Sweden

Duties
As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

The PhD student will carry out experimental scientific research on spin-dependent phenomena in novel semiconductor nanostructures and 2D materials, by optical, magneto-optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The research topics include electron and nuclear spin dynamics for spintronics and quantum information processing, spin-dependent processes and defects in electronic, photonic and spintronic materials and nanostructures.

Qualifications
Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

The candidate must have a B.Sc degree or equivalent, majoring in physics. Prior experiences in optical and/or magneto-optical spectroscopy are favorably considered.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest June 15, 2018.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact person

Weimin Chen

Professor

+46 705 12 13 88

wmc@ifm.liu.se

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Post expires on Friday June 15th, 2018

Phd student in Physics, within the discipline Biophysics

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics. www.fysik.lu.se/english.

The research at the division of Solid State Physics is focused around different aspects of semiconductor physics, ranging from materials science to quantum physics to different applications within those areas. The division also leads NanoLund, the major interdisciplinary research environment within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University. Lund Nano Lab is a central key facility for fabrication of material and devices on the nanoscale. The division is also heavily involved in the undergraduate education, especially within the “Engineering Nanoscience” program.

For more than 10 years, our research within the area of one-dimensional semiconductor structures, so called nanowires, has been at the international forefront. So far, our four main areas have been: epitaxial growth of nanowires, fundamental properties studied with transport physics and optical physics, applied nanoelectronics and bio-nanoscience.

More information can b found at: www.ftf.lth.se, www.nano.lu.se, https://prinz.ftf.lth.se/

Work duties
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses.

Within this project, both fundamental and applied research will be conducted related to using semiconductor nanowires and hollow nanowires for interrogating single cells. The research will primarily involve super-resolution optical investigations, and will have strong links to biochemistry, physical chemistry and cell biology. The PhD-candidate is expected to work independently, in collaboration with researchers from academia, in developing methods for investigating the nanowire-cell interface and probing single cells using nanowires. Confocal fluorescence microscopy and STED microscopy will be used extensively in this Project.

Admission requirements
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in Physics if he or she has:

  • at least 30 credits of relevance to the subject, including at least 15 second-cycle credits, and a second-cycle degree project of 15 credits of relevance to the field, or
  • an MSc in engineering in engineering physics or an associated field, or
  • a Master’s degree in physics or an associated field.

Furthermore, the acceptance is based on the estimated ability to accomplish postgraduate studies.

Additional requirements:

Very good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.

Assessment criteria
Selection to postgraduate studies is based on the expected ability to perform well in the studies. The evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to postgraduate studies within this area, such as a broad and thorough preparation in physics. This can be documented by appended documents.
  2. Estimated ability to work independently and the ability to formulate and solve scientific problems. This ability can be established from undergraduate research experiences, a masters thesis or in a discussion of scientific problems during a possible interview, for example.
  3. Skills in written and oral communication.
  4. Other experience relevant to postgraduate studies, such as professional experience.

Other assessment criteria:

We expect that your undergraduate studies include courses in semiconductor physics, physical chemistry, biophysics and biology. The research is to a large extent interdisciplinary and a broad competence profile and experiences from relevant areas of cell biology and nanoscience are of special value. The ability for skillful laboratory work is essential, e.g. experience with cell culture and nanofabrication. Important personal qualities, beside creativity and a curious mind, are: the ability to work both independently and in a group and experience in the scientific interaction with researchers from other disciplines and in other countries.

Terms of employment
A PhD position is an employment with the main duty to be engaged in PhD studies according to a study plan. The duration of PhD studies is 4 years full time. In addition, those appointed to a doctoral student position may be required to work with educational tasks, and research and technical/administrative duties at a level of at most 20% of full time. The position is then extended accordingly, however not longer than corresponding to 5 years of full time employment. PhD positions are subject to special regulations. These can be found in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100, ch. 5, with updates). Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to a PhD position.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and must include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.). Applicants are also required to answer the job specific questions in the final step of the application process.

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1152
Contact
  • Christelle Prinz, +46462224796
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date 10.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday June 10th, 2018

Post doc in physical chemistry

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

2-year postdoctoral position in characterization of man-made cellulose fibers using small and wide angle X-ray scattering. 

Background

The global demand for textile fibers is strongly growing, while the world wide production of cotton appears to have reached its peak, partly because of the competition for the cultivable land. Cotton production is furthermore associated with significant environmental stress and there are strong incitements for replacing both cotton and the petroleum based polyester fibers, with a more environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative. Man-made textile fibers from wood cellulose based on a sustainable forestry show great potential to fulfill these future demands.

Tasks

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to a project dealing with the understanding of wood based cellulose regeneration in fiber spinning. The formal placement of the position is at the Division of Physical Chemistry (http://www.physchem.lu.se), Lund University, but the project will be conducted in close collaboration with Swerea IVF (https://www.swerea.se/en/areas-of-expertise/materials-production/textiles-production/wet-spinning), and with TreeToTextiles AB. The project deals with the production of textile fibers from wood based cellulose. Your task will be to spin fibers and to characterize them using in particular small and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS) and mechanical testing. The purpose is to learn how the final fiber structure depends on solution properties, coagulation medium and process parameters, and how fiber structure affects fiber quality, e.g. its mechanical properties. Knowledge that may help us design optimum conditions for fiber spinning.

For recent relevant publications from the group see e.g. [1] Asaadi, S. et al. Carbohydrate Polymers 2018, 181, 893. [2] Gubitosi, M. et. al. R. Soc. open sci. 2017, 4, 1704871. [3] Hagman, J. et al. Cellulose 2017, 23, 247. [4] Gubitosi, M. et al. Biomacromolecules 2016, 17, 2873.

You will join the Division of Physical Chemistry (http://www.physchem.lu.se), a dynamic and successful research environment focusing on soft and colloidal matter. SAXS/WAXS will be performed on our in-house pinhole instrument, but we will also make use of the CoSAXS beamline (https://www.maxiv.lu.se/accelerators-beamlines/beamlines/cosaxs/), at the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund. Parts of the work, in particular fiber spinning and mechanical testing, will be performed at Swerea IVF in Mölndal. The project is associated with the national research platform Treesearch (http://www.treesearch.se/en/home/).

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in the area of physical chemistry, soft matter physics or equivalent, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.
  • Ability to conduct research both independently, and as a member of a team.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to allow for presentation to specialists as well as to scientists outside the area of research. 

Additional desirable skills

  • Documented experience in characterizing soft matter using small angle scattering.
  • Documented experience in programming in Matlab, Python or a similar language. 

Application

The application should contain the following parts:

  • A CV, including date of public PhD thesis defense or equivalent, title of thesis, previous appointments, current position and academic distinctions (max. two pages).
  • A full list of publications.
  • A brief outline of current research (max. one page).
  • Names and contact information of at least 3 professional references.
  • A cover letter where you also outline why you find this project and research area interesting, and how you believe you can contribute to the project in question.

The salary is set according to the regulations at Lund University and is related to the time since PhD exam and the skills and performance in the given research area.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Further information about the positions is given by Professor Ulf Olsson (ulf.olsson@fkem1.lu.se).

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Accordning to agreement for two years
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1327
Contact
  • Ulf Olsson, Professor, +46 46 222 81 59, ulf.olsson@fkem1.lu.se
  • My Geborek, HR Officer, +46 46 222 95 62, mt.geborek@science.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date 07.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday June 7th, 2018

PhD student in Natural Science, specializing in Physical Oceanography

The Department of Marine Sciences, the Faculty of Science, University of Gothenburg, was recently launched (July 1, 2015) with the purpose to achieve the vision of “A University of marine research, teaching and cooperation of the highest international class”. The department has about 160 employees – researchers, teachers, students, technicians and administrators. The department carries out teaching and research in the various marine specializations, biology, oceanography, chemistry, and marine geology. Research is conducted both within specialized individual projects as well as within larger interdisciplinary programs. The Department is situated in Gothenburg and at the University’s research stations at Tjärnö and Kristineberg. The current position is placed in Gothenburg.

Description of the polar research group

The polar regions form an important part of the Earth’s climate system, where we are currently seeing great changes such as rising temperatures and the shrinking of the sea ice cover. The polar research group is dedicated to the study of both the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans, focusing in particular on observing the ocean circulation in Polar Seas and its variations using a combination of ship-based field work and autonomous platforms (Argo, Gliders, Animal tags). Rapid climate changes taking place in Polar Seas are investigated, with special attention to the fate of the Antarctic ice sheet, variations in sea ice cover and the link to the global overturning circulation.

Project: Thermodynamic control of oceanic fronts in the transition zone

Oceanic fronts are key features of the ocean, acting as barriers between water masses. They have a direct impact on the physical and biogeochemical environments and represent regions of central importance in marine ecosystems. In the transition zone between the subtropical and subpolar areas dwell the largest frontal systems on Earth. Large similarities exist between the frontal zones in the North Atlantic, North Pacific and Southern Ocean, with the succession of the subtropical, polar and subarctic/subantarctic fronts showing striking similarities in terms of water mass property distribution and stratification patterns. This suggests that the leading processes that control the frontal structure of the three different transition zones are similar. Yet there is currently no clear understanding of what shapes these frontal zones.

One hypothesis we want to investigate here is whether the thermodynamic property known as cabbeling could be causing the characteristic frontal structure observed in the transition zones. Cabbeling refers to the fact that the sensitivity of seawater density to temperature decreases as seawater temperature decreases, which promotes the importance of salinity in cold waters. Cabbeling is an intrinsic property of seawater, which is known to play an important role in subpolar regions. Because of cabbeling, eddy stirring across fronts produce a water mass densification that increases local convergence in frontal areas. Furthermore, the stratification control below the mixed-layer must shift from temperature-dominated to salinity-dominated as a result of cabbeling because water masses get increasingly cold poleward. The role of cabbeling in the transition zones will be explored using a combination of historical observation analysis and numerical model experiments.

Job assignments

The successful candidate will contribute to our understanding of the underlying physical processes that control the structure and properties of oceanic fronts in the transition zones. More specifically, the PhD student will:

  • Map out the mean stratification below the mixed-layer and its temporal variability using a variety of historical ocean observations (CTD, ARGO floats, seal tags…).
  • Investigate how cabbeling controls the stratification in the transition zone by carefully designing and carrying out sensitivity experiments with a numerical ocean/sea-ice coupled model.
  • Analyse realistic ocean model runs and investigate how the simulated circulation and water mass distribution compares with available observations in the transition zone

The PhD student will focus on modelling and theoretical approaches during his/her work, however participation in a major field observation study during the course of the PhD will be strongly encouraged. The PhD student is expected to show independence, critical thinking and initiative during his/her studies.

Third cycle education

Admission to third cycle education is aiming at a PhD in Natural Science, specializing in Physical Oceanography The education runs for four years of fulltime studies, containing three years of thesis work and one year of academic education (i.e. course work and literature studies). A selection of courses at the Department/Faculty is available, but national/international courses can also be selected. Some teaching and/or course administration can be included which extends the contract to the same extent. You will be employed at University of Gothenburg, and salary follows the regulations at University of Gothenburg.

In addition to pursuing its his/her own research studies, PhD students may be required to perform other duties, such as teaching, research and administrative work according to special regulations.

Eligibility

The qualifications for education on a doctoral level are: either degree in advanced level, or at least 240 ECTS, of which 60 are on an advanced level, or in another way acquired similar knowledge.

Upon appointment the degree of ability to successfully complete the PhD program will first be evaluated. Only applicants who are admitted to the PhD program at the Dep. of Marine Sciences may be hired.

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80. The main assessment is an judgement for the applicant to successfully complete the PhD education.

Qualification/Merits

  • Master degree or similar in physical oceanography or related field (physics, data analysis)
  • Experience with high performance computing and scientific programming skills (Matlab, Python or similar) is highly desirable
  • Ability to process and analyse large datasets is not mandatory but desirable
  • Experience in ocean and/or climate modelling is not mandatory but desirable
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills in English

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years (PhD)

Extent: 100%

Location: Department of Marine Sciences

First day of employment: According to agreement

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:

Fabien Roquet, professor

+46760814868

roquet@misu.su.se

 

Per Hall, head of department

+46(0)31-786 90 62

per.hall@marine.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The following should be included:

  • A short cover letter with the applicant’s motivation for the position that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteria and how the application is well suited for the proposed work (max. one A4 page).
  • An attested list of qualifications (CV) that included possible publications
  • Examination certificates and a transcript of courses with grades
  • A copy of the master thesis (or equivalent)
  • Employments certificates and other documents deemed important by the applicant
  • Contact information for at least two references that are familiar with the applicant’s qualifications
  • Reference number should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents

The highest ranked applicants will be contacted for interview.

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent, with clearly stated reference number, to the following address:

University of Gothenburg
Department of Marine Sciences
Att: Viktor Andersson
Box 461
SE-405 30 Gothenburg
Sweden

Closing date: 2018-06-01

 

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD position in pure mathematics

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

At the Department of Mathematics there is a vacancy for a PhD position in pure mathematics from August 2018. The position are for a fixed-term period of 3 years with a possibility for a 4th year.

The position is connected to the project Pure mathematics in Norway, funded by Bergens forskningsstiftelse and the University of Bergen.

About the project/work tasks:

The position is intended to give promising candidates the opportunity to pursue advanced research leading to a doctoral degree within one of the fields of pure mathematics represented in the department. These fields are: algebra and structural methods in computational mathematics; algebraic geometry; analysis and PDE; and topology.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in mathematics, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 30 June 2018. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the PhD position

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training

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

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally challenging working environment
  • salary at pay grade 50 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 8) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 436 900. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • a position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • good welfare benefits

 

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees
  • if you have not yet completed your master`s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master`s degree. Your master`s degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 30 June 2018.
  • relevant certificates/references
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

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

 

General information

For further details about the position, please contact: Head of Department Sigmund Selberg, email: Sigmund.Selberg@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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

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

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

Further information about the employment process can be found here.

About this job

  • Deadline
    Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    150784
  • Internal ID
    2018/3892
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
  • You must complete: Academic CV
  • Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Ref. No. SU FV-1684-18

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 20 June 2018.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 37 faculty members, and it is divided into two divisions: Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. This postdoctoral position is attached to the former. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of subjects in pure mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology. The faculty members with interests in algebraic and arithmetic geometry includes Jonas Bergström, Rikard Bøgvad, Wushi Goldring, Håkan Granath, Dan Petersen and Boris Shapiro.

Project description
The position is funded by Jonas Bergströms KAW-project Geometry of moduli spaces of algebraic curves and the research interests of the candidate should include the cohomology of moduli spaces of curves and abelian varieties.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibility is to carry out research. The position also includes some teaching duties (up to 20 %), which may include supervision of students. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the activities of the department, through active participation in seminars, working groups, etc.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Emphasis will also be placed on the candidate’s potential to contribute to the proposed research program.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2018-09-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Jonas Bergström, +46 8 16 45 63, jonasb@math.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 20/06/2018

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Post expires on Wednesday June 20th, 2018

Postdoc position in Chemistry with a specialization in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

Post expires on Friday June 15th, 2018

Postdoc for interface spectroscopy 976831

The Weidner research group within the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University seeks to hire a postdoc for studies of oil and ion interactions with sediment surfaces using ultrafast laser spectroscopy. Oil recovery from sediments involves pushing water through sediments to extract oil deposits. We aim to understand the molecular determinants for efficient oil recovery and environmentally friendly procedures. Postdocs in this program get involved in state of the art sum frequency generation experiments and advanced data analysis including interfacial modeling. Researchers in our group benefit a community of laser experts, surface scientists and computer modeling experts at Aarhus University. The hired person will work in a truly interdisciplinary environment and with close collaboration with our industrial and academic partners in Germany and Denmark.

Outside of having a strong motivation to work on molcular interfaces, postdoctoral fellows should have expertise in surface modification, sum frequency generation and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to be considered for the position.

The starting date is 1. August 2018 and the duration of the employment will be 15 month.

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

If you are interested in joining our interdisciplinary, international team please email a letter of motivation (max 1/2 page) and CV to Tobias Weidner (weidner@chem.au.dk).

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 7 June 2018
Unit: Department of Chemistry
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Post expires on Thursday June 7th, 2018

Doctoral Candidate in Quantum Nanomechanics

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The Quantum Nanomechanics group http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nems/ at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University http://www.aalto.fi/en/, Finland, is looking for an outstanding

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE

to initially work on electromechanical quantum systems under the EU Horizon 2020 FET Proactive project Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies (HOT), and later on closely related projects funded by the Finnish Academy

The position is filled and the work can start as soon as suitable candidate is found, ideally early fall 2018.

The HOT consortium is European-wide, joining the leading experimental and theoretical research groups and industrial partners working on optical and superconducting realizations of the interaction of light with mechanical motion. The consortium will lay the foundation for a new generation of devices, which connect, or contain, several platforms at the nanoscale in a single hybrid system. The consortium will aim on realistic applications in the existing application domains of medical (e.g. MRI imaging), security (e.g. Radar and THz monitoring), positioning, timing and navigations (Oscillators) and for future quantum technology.

At Aalto, we will focus on the quantum technology aspect, with the goals of using and generating squeezed and entangled states of mechanical oscillators, cavities, and propagating EM fields at cryogenic temperatures. Besides the future quantum technology, our studies will shed light on the quantum behavior of nearly macroscopic objects.

The DOCTORAL CANDIDATE will at the beginning work together with other group members, both in the cleanroom and with the measurements. Over time, the candidate is expected to gain responsibility of an own experiment. We require the candidates to have experience either in cryogenic measurements, or clean room techniques and e-beam lithography.

Applying

To apply for the position, please submit your application as single pdf file containing (all documents in English)

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  • CV
  • Summary of your skills
  • Description of your research interests
  • Transcripts of records
  • Contact details of possible referees

Apply by the 30th of June through the link “Apply for this job” at the bottom of this page.

Name your application according to Lastname_Firstname_Application.pdf. Email a copy to mika.sillanpaa@aalto.fi Please, include the names of three references and ask one of them to send a letter of reference directly by e-mail to Professor Mika Sillanpää (mika.sillanpaa@aalto.fi).

Salary, working time and place

Salary will be based on the salary system of Finnish universities, and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time.

For the DOCTORAL CANDIDATE, the expected starting salary is around 2500 €/month (before taxes), and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The position is initially filled for 2 years, followed by a midterm progress review. In case of sufficient performance, the contract is continued for another 2 years after which the PhD work is expected to be completed.

The position is located on Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus in the premises of the cryogenic facilities at the Low Temperature Laboratory.

For further inquiries please contact Prof. Mika Sillanpää (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

Living up to our values

As a community of high ethics we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

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Post expires on Saturday June 30th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Particle Astrophysics

Niels Bohr International Academy and Dark, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen are offering a PhD scholarship in Particle Astrophysics commencing on 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The AstroNu group (http://astronu.nbi.ku.dk) at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen aims at unveiling the nature of fascinating weakly interacting elementary particles, such as the neutrino, and at using them as probes of the engine behind the most energetic transients in our Universe.
Project description 
Neutrinos vastly outnumber all other particles in our Universe, except photons. Neutrinos are weakly interacting particles playing a fundamental role in astrophysical environments. Because of their feeble interacting nature, neutrinos escape almost unimpeded from their sources hence being powerful messengers of extreme astrophysical sites not otherwise accessible.
We are interested in unveiling the nature of these puzzling elementary particles and at using neutrinos as probes of the engine behind the most energetic transients in our Universe, such as core-collapse supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and compact binary mergers.
We seek all PhD applicants interested in research in theoretical neutrino astrophysics and its applications.
Principal supervisor is associate professor Irene Tamborra, Niels Bohr International Academy, Niels Bohr Institute, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Formal requirements 
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics or Astrophysics with outstanding results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 317.448 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.848). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 1 June 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor associate professor Irene Tamborra, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 32 27.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018