Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

Researcher in Complex Dynamics and Linear Differential Operators

Ref. No. SU FV-1056-19

Closing date: 12/04/2019

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 12 April 2019.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 43 faculty staff members, 15 postdocs and 36 PhD students, divided into three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Computational Mathematics. The current position belongs to the division of Mathematics.

This division has 21 faculty staff members and 27 PhD students and post docs. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of topics in pure mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology.

Project description
Research in complex dynamics and related area.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibility is to carry out research. The position also includes some teaching duties (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
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The applicant should have competence and experience with research in complex dynamics and related area. The applicant is expected to be fluent in both written and spoken English, and to have excellent communication and social skills. Primary consideration will be given to candidates who has experience in the required areas of research.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of one year. This employment is financed by external funds in one year and therefore cannot be extended. Start date 1 September 2019 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 the mentor for the position, Boris Shapiro, telephone: +46 8 16 45 72, shapiro@math.su.se.

General inquiries may also be directed to the Head of the Division of Mathematics, Jonas Bergström, jonasb@math.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

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: 12/04/2019

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental X-ray Science of Aqueous Solutions

Ref. No. SU FV-1024-19
Closing date: 12/04/2019

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 12 April 2019.

Stockholm University is a leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals. The University has more than 33 000 students, 1 600 doctoral students and 5 500 staff members active within natural science, humanities and social sciences.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 240 employees of which 95 are PhD students, with many international recruitments. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, where is also located the Department of Astronomy (Stockholm University), the Division of Theoretical Chemistry at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
The Department of Physics have a postdoctoral position available for a highly motivated candidate for studies in the area of aqueous solutions using x-ray scattering experimental techniques. The applicant is expected to play a key role in understanding the role of water in biochemical reactions by performing cutting edge experiments at x-ray national and international facilities. The host laboratory consists of world leading water researchers with expertise in X-ray diffraction techniques. The position is placed at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University and the Postdoctoral Fellow will work as part of the group of X-ray Science of Liquids and Surfaces, XSOLAS. The group activity is related to investigating the structure and dynamics of water in aqueous solutions on a molecular level, as well as studying ultrafast chemical reactions at surfaces and catalysis.

Main responsibilities
The focus of the project is to study aqueous solutions in the liquid and glassy phase using X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy. The experiments will take place at state-of-the-art X-ray synchrotrons and free electron lasers, as well as at in-house laser setups at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University.

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
A suitable background is a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry or biophysics and is favorable experience in x-ray studies at synchrotrons, free-electron lasers or laser physics. Qualified applicants should have the ability to work both independently and as part of a group, and be able to travel abroad for experiments. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. 

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 as soon as possible 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 Assistant Professor Foivos Perakis, f.perakis@fysik.su.se

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

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
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-1024-19.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-1024-19 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Cover letter describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (please highlight papers relevant for the position).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 12/04/2019

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Post expires on Friday April 12th, 2019

PhD student in Statistics, within the field of causal inference

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Statistics has about 30 employees, whereof about 10 PhD students. Our main research areas are causal inference, econometrics/time series analysis, high dimensional multivariate linear models, and structural equation modelling.

We are looking for a PhD student in Statistics which can perform high quality methodological statistical research within the field of Causal Inference in Observational Studies.

Starting date: 26th of August 2019 or as agreed upon.

The rules governing the process of enrolment as a PhD student can be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap §§1-7, and in the rules and guidelines of Uppsala University, http://regler.uu.se/.

Duties: The position is within the project Targeting a causal parameter in a register study – study population inclusion/exclusion criteria and selection bias. The project is a part of a research programme devoted to the development of new statistical methods for analyzing causal effects using population-based register data. The project is led by Ingeborg Waernbaum and is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR).

The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at his/her own research education, which lasts four years. The work may also involve, to a limited extent (maximum 20 %) other departmental duties, mainly related to teaching undergraduate courses – in which case the position may be extended to a maximum of five years.

Local guidelines for the salary of PhD students apply for employed doctoral students.

The PhD program in Statistics includes 240 credits, 90 credits of courses and a dissertation of 150 credits.

Requirements: For admission to the PhD program in Statistics, an applicant must have basic and specific eligibility prescribed by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Anyone with a degree on the advanced level (i.e. a master’s degree), that has completed course requirements of at least 240 credits (including at least 60 credits at advanced level) has fulfilled the basic entry requirements. The specific eligibility requirements for admission to the PhD program in Statistics require that the applicant has passed courses of 90 credits in statistics. Anyone that in any other way, in or out of the country, has acquired equivalent knowledge is also considered to fulfil the basic or specific eligibility requirements, respectively. Information about eligibility requirements and admission rules can be found on the web site of the University, Admissions Ordinance for Studies at the Graduate Level. The candidate should also have a good command of spoken and written English.

Apply viathe link at the bottom of the page. A complete application must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae / Résumé, including English proficiency, and the number of semesters of completed statistics studies at the Bachelor and Master level, respectively
  • A brief description (1-2 pages) of research interests and relevant experience, and why you apply to the PhD program
  • Certified transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date, proving the basic and specific eligibility
  • A copy of independently written work produced within the applicant’s course of studies (e.g. bachelor or master thesis; include a draft if not completed) or other relevant text(s)
  • Academic references (with contact details)
  • Other documents the applicant may wish to attach, e.g. English test results. We do not want any letters of recommendation.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 26-08-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For more information please contact associate professor Ingeborg Waernbaum, email ingeborg.waernbaum@statistik.uu.se, head of department Lisbeth Hansson, phone +46 18 471 5162, e-mail lisbeth.hansson@statistik.uu.se, or director of PhD studies Inger Persson, phone +46 18 471 5157, e-mail inger.persson@statistik.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than April 15 2019, UFV-PA 2019/861.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Statistics

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/861

Last application date: 2019-04-15

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PhD position in Applied Geophysics with focus on applied seismology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is one of the largest and scientifically broadest Earth Science Department in Sweden and includes research programmes in Mineralogy, Petrology and Tectonics, Geophysics, Palaeobiology, Hydrogeology, Meteorology and Natural Resource Science.

The Geophysics Program: Seismic methods provide high-resolution images of the Earth’s interior. The acquired data contain geometrical information on geological structure and on the physical properties of the materials that the seismic waves have propagated through. The Geophysics Program is currently running projects involving studies of major crustal structures of the Baltic Shield, urban geophysics, geological storage of CO2, mineral exploration and geological modeling of major mineral belts, geohazards, development of electromagnetic and seismic instruments and methods for shallow and deep crustal studies. Research focus in the applied geophysics part is on (1) structural interpretation of reflection seismic and electromagnetic data based on conventional and advanced processing/modeling methods, (2) monitoring CO2 geological storage sites, (3) developing novel processing/modeling methods for hardrock conditions, (4) multi-disciplinary near-surface studies in both urban and noisy areas, (5) physical property and borehole geophysics studies and (6) integrating results from the field data with other geophysical and geological data. The geophysics program runs its own ~ 550-channel (cabled and 1C/3C wireless), a state-of-the-art 100-3C seismic landstreamer acquisition system, and uses modern processing and imaging software. It is also well equipped with modern downhole logging equipment. Further information about the program and the department can be found at http://www.geo.uu.se.

Duties: The PhD candidate will conduct research within the field of seismic method development, both acquisition and processing. Goals will be to develop methods that will facilitate the use of active-passive seismic data in the research focus areas outlined above. The candidate will therefore interact closely with other researchers and PhD students in their particular projects.

Requirements: We are seeking a motivated candidate with strong interest in research who has an academic magister/master- or engineering degree, or equivalent, in geophysics, physics, earth sciences or a similar field (formally, four years of university study including a minimum of 1 year at advanced level are required). Linux/Unix and programming skills; experience and knowledge on seismic data acquisition and processing are necessary. Knowledge of Seismic Unix and shell scripts is a merit. Good oral and written proficiency in English is required. The research will include significant fieldwork and the candidate should be willing to spend time outdoors for data collection; a driving license is required.

Application:  Applications must include a CV, certified copies of diplomas and transcripts, and a cover letter describing yourself and your relevant experience (maximum 2 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your master thesis and eventual publications, and contact information for, or letters from at least two referees. In your cover letter specifically explain how much seismic data processing knowledge you have.

Employment conditions: The position is full-time for four years and may include up to 20% of research or teaching assistantship, extending the position to 5 years. 

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
 
Starting date: 15-08-2019, Temporary position four years ending 14-08-2023.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Ayse Kaslilar tel. +46(0)18-471 3322, e-mail: ayse.kaslilar@geo.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 29 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/894.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/894

Last application date: 2019-04-29

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Post expires on Monday April 29th, 2019

PhD Research Fellowship in Chemistry

Job description

Position as a PhD Research fellowship available at the Department of Chemistry/Center for Material Sciences and Nanotechnology. 

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years. Starting date as soon as possible and no later than 01.09.2019.

More about the position

A position as PhD Research fellow is available in the materials and process chemistry for understanding systems operation involving proton ceramic electrochemical cells in an intermittent energy landscape.

The position is a part of the user-driven project DYNAPRO. Coordinator and project owner is CoorsTek Membrane Sciences AS partially financed through the NANO2021 program at the Norwegian Research Council. Active partners are University of Oslo (host of PhD Research Fellow) and Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica (CSIC-ITQ), Valencia, Spain. The core technology in the project is the Protonic Membrane Reformer, where pressurized hydrogen is directly produced at high energy efficiency and at an economically feasible prize, using high temperature proton conducting materials.

The candidate will need to work both experimentally and with computational modelling. The experimental work will involve some ceramic fabrication, but a focus will be on materials characterisation and reactor testing. Cell and module will be modelled using fluid dynamics tools such as Comsol while the system level will be modelled using tools such as Aspen Plus and Aspen Hysys. The DYNAPRO project will involve a Researcher at UiO and several team members at CoorsTek Membrane Sciences and at CSIC-ITQ – the PhD Research Fellow candidate will as such be a part of a larger team focusing on development of the technology.

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Qualification requirements

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

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in materials chemistry, chemical engineering or solid-state electrochemistry, with knowledge and experience of characterization of high temperature chemical processes and of modelling of energy systems.
  • Experience with chemical process modelling and understanding of process schemes both on the electrochemical cell and system level is desirable where knowledge using tools such as Comsol Multiphysics and Aspen Plus/Aspen Hysys are preferred.
  • Experience with operation of electrochemical systems including electrochemical characterization and analytics such as gas chromatography is valued.
  • Experience with high temperature ceramic proton conductors in general is preferred.
  • Experience with ceramic fabrication are also valued.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • PhD students are normally involved in education on a bachelor level. Thus, knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is considered beneficial.
  • Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2019 to complete the final exam

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

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

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

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017).
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests; clearly indicate in your motivation letter why you are attracted to this research project
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Applications are to be submitted online and NOT sent to contact persons below. However, for information about the position, applicants may contact: Prof. Truls Norby, phone: +47 22840654, e-mail: truls.norby@kjemi.uio.no.

For technical question regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer; Ørjan Pretorius, orjan.pretorius@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources. The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.

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Deadline

15.04.2019

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD Research Fellowship in Marine Geology and Geophysics

Job description

This is a position as PhD Research Fellow in Geosciences, with an emphasis on marine geology and geophysics, available at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics – CEED, the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo

The fellowship period is for 4 years, with 3 years devoted to carrying out one of the two project alternatives given below. The position also entails a compulsory work load of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and research assistance.

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

More about the position

This PhD position is affiliated with several research groups at CEED in an interdisciplinary effort to explore the intricate role of plate tectonics and mantle dynamics in shaping the long-term climate. The project focus will be established with the successful candidate and possible topics include:

1) Submarine volcanism

Seamount volcanism is attributed to magmatic processes connected to the formation of new ocean floor/oceanic crust (seafloor spreading), or to the modification of this crust by subsequent intra-plate volcanism. Intra-plate volcanism may also be the result of local processes like lithosphere cracking or melt extraction from heterogeneous mantle small-scale sub-lithospheric convection, or shear-induced melting of low-viscosity pockets of asthenospheric mantle located along the base of the lithosphere. In this project, we aim to evaluate the correlations between oceanic volcanic features (seamounts and other small igneous edifices), the oceanic crust morphology and evolution, and the upper mantle – including mantle plumes.

2) Structure and evolution of oceanic transform faults and fracture zones

The mid-ocean ridge plate boundaries contain thousands of kilometer of transform fault segments and the oceanic lithosphere preserved a huge number of fracture zones (fossil transform segments). They are playing an important role not only in plate tectonics, but also in stirring sediments and ocean currents. The oceanic lithosphere involved in these regions is prone to serious deformation and alteration. This project will study in detail selected fracture zones and aims to explore their role in regional oceanic circulation.

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Qualification requirements

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

  • Master’s degree or equivalent  in Geosciences, with an emphasis on marine geology and geophysics
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • The project involves geophysical and geological data interpretation, compilation and modelling, therefore the candidate should must have strong numerical skills and a background in quantitative geophysics. Additional knowledge and skills in oceanography, climate and/or biology will be an advantage.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews in person or on video conferences.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Professor Carmen Gaina, carmen.gaina@geo.uio.no

For questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

Centre for the Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence that provides a stimulating and well-funded research environment. The main goal of the centre is to develop a model that explains how mantle processes drive plate tectonics and trigger massive volcanism and associated environmental and climate changes throughout Earth’s history.

The centre explores the distribution and history of tectonic plates in time and space, and examines the driving mechanisms that steer all stages of the ‘Wilson Cycle’, and aims to establish the links between Earth’s interior, crust and oceans, atmosphere and biosphere. CEED endeavors to also unravel similarities and differences of our planet with earth-like planetary bodies.
The centre was established in 2013 and consists of about 70 full time and part time professors and researchers, PhD Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Fellows.Apply for this job

Deadline

05.05.2019

Post expires on Sunday May 5th, 2019

Researcher in Earth sciences with a focus on the influence of magma rheology on intrusion mechanics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department’s programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). For more information, please visit: www.geo.uu.se or www.facebook.com/geouppsalauniversity/.

Project/duties:
The emplacement of magma in the Earth’s shallow crust is a process that has important implications for, for example, heat transport, the formation of ore deposits, and volcanic hazards. Fracture mechanics and host rock properties are studied to understand the mechanics of magma emplacement. Recent advances in the understanding of how magma propagates in the upper crust suggest that the rheology of the surrounding host rock exerts a major control on the mechanism of intrusion emplacement. Another, yet less explored, parameter controlling magma emplacement appears to be magma rheology, which may result in different intrusion mechanisms and shapes and associated surface deformation.

This project involves working with existing data from structural measurements, petrological analyses and 3D modelling. Teaching, at 10% of working hours, is a part of the position.

Requirements:
PhD or equivalent degree in the Earth sciences or a related relevant subject. Candidates are required to have a background in several of the methods listed above. Candidates are expected to have excellent research, communication, and publication skills. The willingness to work independently, to integrate into an international team, and to work beyond disciplinary boundaries is required.

Additional qualifications:
Experience in teaching undergraduate courses is desirable. An interest in public dissemination of scientific results is beneficial.

Application:
Application can be written in English and must include a CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, and a personal letter describing yourself, your relevant experience, research interests, and your motivation to apply for the position (maximum 2 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your research interests and publications, and contact information of at least two referees. 

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-05-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position of six months.

Scope of employment: 100 %. 

For further information about the position please contact:

Please submit your application by 4 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/933.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/933

Last application date: 2019-04-04

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PhD Research Fellow in Mathematics

About the position

One position as PhD Research Fellow in the section for algebra, geometry and topology (Section 5) or in the section for several complex variables, logic and operator algebras (Section 6) is available at the department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo.

If the successful candidate has a good knowledge of one Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish), the fellowship will be for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work (teaching responsibilities at the Department). Otherwise, the fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the same institution.

Starting date no later than 01.10.2019.

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Job description

The research fellow will be attached either to the section for algebra, geometry and topology (Section 5) or to the section for several complex variables, logic and operator algebras (Section 6). The fellow will perform research as a PhD student within one of the areas covered by these sections. For information about the  research groups in these sections, see: http://www.mn.uio.no/math/english/research/

Qualification requirements

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

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent in mathematics and have written a Master’s thesis, or equivalent, within one of the following topics: algebra, algebraic geometry, geometry, topology, several complex variables, logic, operator algebras
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30.06.2019 to complete the final exam

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • The average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • The average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • The Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor’s and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

 Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds. For this, applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity are welcome.

Contact information

For further information please contact: professor Paul Arne Østvær (Section 5), phone: +47 228 55912, e-mail: paularne@math.uio.no, or professor Erik Bédos (Section 6), phone: +47 228 54426, e-mail: bedos@math.uio.no.

For questions regarding the recruitment system please contact: HR-officer Nina Holtan, phone: +47 228 54424, e-mail: nina.holtan@mn.uio.no.

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About the University of Oslo 

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

Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Department is engaged in research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics.

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07.04.2019

Post expires on Sunday April 7th, 2019

Doctoral students in mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Mathematics

Applications are invited within the areas listed below. For further details, please contact the corresponding advisor. Applications in other areas may also be considered; inquiries may be directed to the head of the Ph.D. program, Tilman Bauer. 

Algebraic Geometry (advisor: Sandra di Rocco, dirocco@kth.se, https://people.kth.se/~dirocco/)

Random Matrices (advisor: Maurice Duits, duits@kth.sehttps://www.math.kth.se/RMSMA/)

Analysis and mathematical physics (advisor: Jonatan Lenells, jlenells@kth.se, https://www.kth.se/profile/jlenells)

The Ph.D. student positions primarily involve graduate level studies with the goal of a doctoral degree. Also some departmental duties are included, mainly teaching basic level courses. General information on doctoral studies at KTH can be found at www.kth.se/en/studies/phd, information about the graduate program in mathematics can be found at https://www.kth.se/en/sci/institutioner/math/utb/doktorsprogram. The employment is for a maximum of five years. Up to 20% departmental duties are included in the employment.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
  • Life-long network through KTH’s Alumni organization.
  • A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe´s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • At the division of Mathematics, there are lively research groups in a number of areas, for example Algebra and geometry, Combinatorics, Complex analysis, Differential geometry and general relativity, Dynamical systems, Harmonic analysis, Mathematical physics, Number theory, Numerical analysis, Partial differential equations, and Spectral theory. More information can be found at www.math.kth.se. At the moment, there are about 20 graduate students at the division.

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

A Master’s thesis (or equivalent), preferably in mathematics, is required and must be completed before employment. In addition to traditional academic merits, a degree project or master’s thesis relevant for the specialization, international experience, and language skills are regarded as merits.

Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis, and possess good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • Interviews will be held during the first week of May.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

Target degree: Doctoral degree.

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • A sample of mathematical writing, e.g. a Master´s or Bachelors´s thesis, technical report or scientific article
  • The applicant should also arrange for at least two reference letters to be sent directly to jobs@math.kth.se.

Other information

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

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

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions3
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2019-0274
ContactHead of doctoral program Tilman Bauer, tilmanb@kth.se
Head of division Mattias Dahl, dahl@kth.se
Doctoral representative Nasrin Altafi, nasrinar@kth.se
Last application date23.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

Postdoc in advanced crystallographic studies of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases

Postdoc in advanced crystallographic studies of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases 
Department of Chemistry  
Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen 

A two year position is available to study lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs)  by advanced crystallographic methods in the group of Prof. Leila Lo Leggio. LPMOs are a relatively newly discovered class of copper metalloenzymes able to degrade recalcitrant polysaccharides (see reviews at http://journals.iucr.org/m/issues/2016/06/00/be5273/ ndex.html and https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20170549). e have been studying the structure and function of these enzymes in collaboration with academic and industrial partners for a number of years.    

The postdoctoral research activities will primarily focus on ‘kinetic’ crystallography approaches aimed to further elucidate the mechanism or mechanisms by which LPMOs can break glycosidic bonds oxidatively. The approaches to be taken will include both trapping of intermediates to be studied by ‘conventional’ crystallography and truly time-resolved techniques such as Laue diffraction and serial crystallography, including use of spectroscopic methods to follow the reaction. The postdoctoral researcher may also get involved in neutron diffraction studies that have been initiated by a PhD student in the laboratory.    

Solid experience in structure determination by macromolecular crystallography is an absolute requirement for the successful applicant. Additionally, previous experience with spectroscopic analysis of reaction mechanisms and/or crystallographic intermediate trapping and/or time-resolved studies by diffraction techniques are strongly desired qualifications. Previous research on carbohydrate modifying enzymes and/or copper enzymes is additionally qualifying.     

The postdoctoral researcher activities will be integrated with the other research activities of the group on LPMOs. Funding of the position comes from an Independent Research Fund (DFF) grant to Prof. Leila Lo Leggio and the project is additionally integrated with the HOPE project (including a larger constellation of researchers in Denmark working on LPMOs, https://ign.ku.dk/hope/). Leila Lo Leggio’s laboratory is part of ISBUC (Integrated Structural Biology at the University of Copenhagen https://isbuc.ku.dk/)   

The postdoc’s duties will include primarily research within the project and a minor component of teaching duties. The post may also include performance of other duties.   Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Leila Lo Leggio, head of the Biological Chemistry Section.   

The position is open with starting date no later than 1. October 2019 and preferably earlier.   The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

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 up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.   

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

Please include  
-Curriculum vita
-Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) 
-Research plan

– this is meant as a short description of your ideas with regard to possible approaches to the advertised research area. If employed, these approaches and ideas will need to be aligned with the existing project description and plan within the grant.  
-Complete publication list  -Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers   

The deadline for applications is 24. April 2019, 23:59 GMT +1

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.    

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.  

Interviews will be held in end of May/ first of  June.    

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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.

Post expires on Wednesday April 24th, 2019

Several PhD positions available within REPIN – Rethinking Protein Interactions

REPIN, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, has a number of positions available from August 1, 2019, or soon thereafter. The positions are part of the newly funded Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Center REPIN- rethinking protein interactions. REPIN connects research groups in Copenhagen and Zürich to study interactions of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) using a suite of biophysical methods and ranging from the single atom and molecule over ensembles to organisms.
PhD positions in IDP structures, ensembles and interactions 

2-4 PhD positions (3 years) will be available for the studies of IDPs, ranging from highly charged, short IDPs to very long expanded or compact IDPs. The projects will seek to promote the understanding of the role of compaction and charge in binding and regulation, mapping mechanisms and specificity via kinetics and thermodynamics, as well as determining structures and ensembles.

Qualifications: 

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with the following competences:

  • Protein expression and purification including optimization of protocols
  • Good oral and written English competences

It will be highly advantageous to have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Experience with biophysical techniques as ITC, stopped-flow, CD or fluorescence spectroscopy or small angle X-ray scattering
  • Protein NMR spectroscopy including set-up and spectral analyses
  • Cellular and molecular biological techniques
  • Applied bioinformatics
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Formal requirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degree or similar in chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry or related fields 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 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

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

Please include  

  • A 1-page cover Letter, explaining the applicant´s background, key competence in relation to the position and reasons for applying
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of peer-reviewed publications (may include papers under review)
  • 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 April 30, 201, at 23:59 GMT

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 abov 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 Professors Karen Skriver (kskriver@bio.ku.dk) or Birthe B. Kragelund (bbk@bio.ku.dk)

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: 30 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Biology
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Doctoral student in numerical modelling of clouds and climate

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science

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.

Mixed-phase clouds containing both ice and liquid are pivotal for the climate system, as they determine the net radiation entering it. Concentrations of ice influence the microphysical and radiative properties of these clouds, and hence may affect the climate and rates of climate change. Yet the initiation of ice inside clouds is uncertain. 

The present project aims to represent lab observations of ice initiation in a climate model and to investigate the effects from time-dependence of activity of ice nucleus aerosols for the climate system.

The project is part of a larger collaboration between experimentalists and atmospheric modellers in Sweden, Norway and USA.

Jobassignment
The work will involve numerical modelling. The student will improve off-line simulation with cloud schemes from a global model for two observed cases of clouds. The representation of ice initiation will be improved with lab data.  Mechanisms for the effects on climate from the initiation of ice in clouds by dust and soot aerosols will be investigated. This will involve coding with FORTRAN 90 in a UNIX Environment.

Desirable skills and qualifications
This position is an introductory step in a research career.

Students with a background in numerical modelling and knowledge about physics and meteorology are encouraged to apply.

Requirements:

  • The applicant must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physics, meteorology or an equivalent field.
  • Applicant should have experience of FORTRAN in UNIX environment.

It is desirable to have documented knowledge from their university education in

  1. Mathematics, especially differential equations
  2. Numerical methods and/or computer programming
  3. Physical meteorology (e.g. cloud physics).

In the application, applicants should provide evidence of how they meet these requirements.

Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-09-01, or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/847
ContactVaughan Phillips, senior lecturer, +46 462221732, vaughan.phillips@nateko.lu.seVendela Breeze, HR administrator, +46 462223085
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 462229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 462229364SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 462229366
Last application date30.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Nano- and Environmental Chemistry


Ref. No. SU FV-0830-19

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 8 April 2019.

Stockholm University is one of the world’s leading education institutes. Here more than 35,000 students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, MMK (www.mmk.su.se) is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences with about 130 employees.

MMK is a leading institution in materials synthesis and processing, structural characterization and materials applications. It compromises the research areas physical chemistry, inorganic and structural chemistry, and materials chemistry, the latter is one of the leading research areas of Stockholm University. Important characterization methods at the department today are X-ray, electron and neutron scattering, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and various spectroscopic methods.

Project description
This is a two-year position in synthesis and physical characterization of electrochemically active materials and surface functionalization for novel sustainable technologies. The research project is centered on the development of functional nanomaterials, such as catalysts for applications in green chemistry.

Main responsibilities
The position involves synthesis and characterization of new materials. This will include advanced synthetic strategies and characterization methods.

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. 

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary group and should therefore be a good team player with experience to supervise students. Applicants must have strong communication skills with excellent knowledge in English, both written and spoken.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

The selection is based primarily on scientific excellence and experience in the relevant fields.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years. Start date 2019-05-01 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 principal investigator, Assistant Professor Adam Slabon, adam.slabon@mmk.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

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: 05/04/2019

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Statistics with applications in Finance, Operations Research, and Signal Processing


Ref. No. SU FV-0332-19S

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 1 April 2019.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 43 faculty staff members, 15 postdocs and 36 PhD students and post docs, divided into three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Computational Mathematics. The postdoc position belongs to Mathematical Statistics. This division has 15 faculty staff members and 18 PhD students and post docs. Active research areas in the division of mathematical statistics include financial statistics and mathematics, insurance mathematics, discrete probability, biostochastics and biostatistics, and epidemic modeling.

Project description
Research area(s): The position is directed towards mathematical statistics with applications in finance, operations research, and signal processing. During the last four decades, the influence of parameter uncertainty on the performance of optimization procedures, especially in portfolio theory, has been widely recognized. Recently, a number of theoretical results have been obtained from the viewpoint of frequentist statistics and Bayesian statistics and applied to real data. In particular, the methods of Bayesian statistics provide new insights and allow to incorporate additional information available into the decision process.

The position is hosted by Taras Bodnar. Other researchers in financial statistics and mathematics and in insurance mathematics at the department include Joanna Tyrcha, Filip Lindskog, Mathias Lindholm, Kristoffer Lindensjö and a number of PhD students.

Main responsibilities
Main tasks: Research. The position also includes up to 20 % teaching.

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 weights will be given to scientific expertise in research areas related to the position and the ability to program in R and Matlab. A qualified applicant is expected to be fluent in both written and spoken English, and to have excellent communication skills. 

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 September 2019 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 the Head of the Department, Associate professor Taras Bodnar, taras.bodnar@math.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

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, with email adresses 

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Reaserch proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – research activities
    – teaching and other relevant information for the position 
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • 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!

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Closing date: 01/04/2019

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry or Materials Science

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI, Hong Kong

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) aims to contribute to the improvement of human health by conducting cutting-edge research in reparative medicine and related subjects, by creating a new platform for synergies between academia and innovation in Sweden and Hong Kong as well as China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.

For more information, please visit ki.se/mwlc

Description of research group and project

The current research of Assistant Professor Sijie Chen aims at developing novel fluorescence based tools and technology for biological research, especially mechanobiology studies.

One position as postdoctoral researcher are available in the following areas: Fluorescent biosensors, materials science, chemistry

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly-motivated, creative researcher, who enjoys an interdisciplinary, open and collaborative environment, with the following qualifications, experience and skills: 

  • Completion of a PhD or an equivalent degree in chemistry, materials science or related disciplines.
  • A strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • Knowledge of fluorescence, fluorescent probes and fluorescence based techniques. 
  • Experience and expertise in chemical synthesis, materials, biomaterials, and materials characterization, and/or fluorescent materials/sensors, and spectroscopy.
  • Experience in super-resolution microscopy, atomic-force microscopy, FLIM, is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

 The employment

This is a two-year full-time position, with the possibility of renewal.

The assignment is located at MWLC, Hong Kong, and the employment will follow local labour laws in Hong Kong.

A competitive remuneration package including 10% on top of basic salary (fully-taxable) intended as pension will be offered in addition to MPF employer’s contribution and medical benefits.

Entry requirement

Qualified to be employed as a Postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityHong Kong
CountryHong Kong
Reference number2-1325/2019
ContactSijie Chen, Assistant Professor, sijie.chen@ki.se
Last application date15.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral position in geo-chemistry in ERC-funded project TIMBER

The SAXO Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 1½-year postdoctoral position in geo-chemistry to be filled by 15th May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.    

The position is for 18 months.    

The project 
The project ‘TIMBER’ Northern Europe’s timber resource – chronology, origin and exploitation, led by Aoife Daly, has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 677152). In this project timber in Northern Europe is being studied, to attain a precise chronology for trade of timber over a long time period (c. 1100 to 1700). Using material and textual evidence to identify the source of timber (provenance) the aim is to map the trade in this construction material and to show the regional and temporal fluctuations in timber exploitation and availability. Using a multi-disciplinary approach (archaeological analysis, archival research and a range of archaeological sciences) on a variety of specific case studies, the team is working together to analyze the sources and destinations of traded timber through time.   

Job content 
The postdoc in geo-chemistry/archaeological science will particularly focus on analyzing strontium isotopes in archaeological timber, with a view to identifying the timber’s region of origin. The isotope research should complement the dendrochronological provenance analysis, to fill gaps in our current knowledge. The main focus will be to investigate the feasibility of using strontium isotope analyses, as well as other stable isotopes, to identify the origin of the wood samples. Specific archaeological case studies are the focus of the project, and several of these have been submerged in sea-water.    

Qualification requirements 
In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.     Candidates that have experience in clean-lab ion-chromatographic separation and analytical work tackling problems of contamination of archaeological wood samples for isotopic studies are strongly recommended to apply. The postdoc will work closely with the other postdoc appointees in the team and with the PI, so that the information gathered in all the project disciplines will be incorporated into a wider analysis referring to the main project research questions.   

The appointee will be part of a cross-disciplinary team with emphasis on researching evidence for the trade of timber in the past.    Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following: 

  • Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality, and academic output.        
  • The applicant’s scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigour, thoroughness and accuracy, as well as academic relevance in relation to the job description.  
  • Documented administrative qualifications, if any  
  • Participation in networks – national and international  
  • Good interpersonal skills  
  • Excellent skills in English, written and spoken  

For further information about the position, please contact the Principle Investigator of the project TIMBER, Associate Professor Aoife Daly: (aoife.daly@hum.ku.dk)    For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf 

Application 
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.    
Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.   

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

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page) 
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the deliverables in the project description.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

  Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.   

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English can be expected to be assessed.    

Appointment procedure 
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.   

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.   

Further information about the application procedure is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0049/19-21   

Salary and conditions of employment 
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 33,600 (EUR 4,507) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.   

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/   

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/   

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH.   

Read more here : http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm  and https://www.workindenmark.dk/   

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.   

The closing date for applications is 23.59 CET, 15th April 2019   

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered. 

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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.

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PhD in Sustainability Science

Lund University, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)

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 Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) is an institute hosting research and education to address sustainability challenges with a critical perspective and solutions-based approaches. Our research projects focus on sustainability challenges such as climate change, water conflicts, food security, land use changes and urbanisation, often conducted in international cooperation. LUCSUS strives to catalyse change, on both a local and a global level, for a more sustainable society and future. The educational programmes at LUCSUS include a Master’s programme (LUMES) and a PhD research school. As of 1 January 2019, LUCSUS is part of the Social Sciences faculty at Lund University.

Sustainability Science PhD programme
The PhD programme in sustainability science consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of fulltime studies); it concludes with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral student will receive a salary from the University for the four years, where their primary obligation is to complete the PhD studies. The PhD position also may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching of up to 20 per cent of full time working hours, in which case the position appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The doctoral student will have access to a work space at LUCSUS. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (HF), Chapter 5, Sections 1– 7.

The research project on ‘Recasting the disproportionate impacts of climate change extremes (DICE)`
The successful candidate will work within the department’s new, 4-year research project on expanding theories of climate governance to incorporate contemporary dynamics and challenges of L&D and the associated effects, in particular challenges to noneconomic wellbeing, and those posed to the Sustainable Development Goals. This is an international project coordinated by LUCSUS and involves partners in the US (University of Montana) and Bangladesh (International Centre for Climate Change and Development). The project aims to examine L&D effects across a range of communities – where people are affected and at what scale. Understanding tradeoffs in values and beliefs are core to advancing a social science contribution to L&D. What are emerging approaches to avert, minimize and address L&Ds and from whom? The project will focus on diverse communities, that have been exposed to specific extreme climate events, to identify perceptions of risk and impact (e.g. by class, ethnicity and gender). The project builds on a strong critical social science tradition but is interdisciplinary in scope and engages constructively with integrated assessment modelers, social scientists and policy makers.

General qualifications
The requirements for admission to third cycle courses and study programmes (in accordance with HF, Chapter 7, Section 35) are that the applicant meets the general and specific entry requirements that the higher education institution may have laid down, and is considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the course or study programme (Swedish Code of Statutes 2010:1064). A person meets the general entry requirements for third cycle courses and study programmes if (s)he:

  • has been awarded a second cycle qualification,
  • 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 internationally.

Desired specific qualifications
The main research tasks for the position will be linked closely to the broader project’s objectives (briefly outlined above). The successful candidate will carry out independent and interdisciplinary research on L&D effects across a range of communities, which for example could involve interviews, discourse analysis and archival work. There will be scope to define own interests and priorities within the project’s larger set-up. The ideal PhD candidate for the position will have the following specific qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Sustainability Science, Human/Physical Geography, Human Ecology, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology or a related field.
  • A strong and documented interest in climate change and climate politics
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary, inclusive and international research environment.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Enthusiasm to contribute to teaching at LUCSUS, and to work with students.
  • An affinity or experience with Agenda 2030 and in particular SDG 10, 13 and 16.

Assessment criteria
Only applicants who are eligible for third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality of their proposal, their cover letter (including a description of motivation and specific qualifications), submitted thesis/theses, grades from previous studies, their overall personal suitability, and their interest and capacity to contribute to the overall goals of the research project. As third cycle studies in sustainability science are demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under several time constraints. Good collaboration and communication skills are also required, as is proficiency in written and spoken English. Swedish language skills are a plus, but not a requirement.

Application procedure
Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal. The application must include:

  • A cover letter in English of max. 2 500 words. This should contain a brief presentation of yourself, your motivation and qualifications for carrying out PhD research. The letter should also contain a statement on why you would like to work on this specific project, how your qualifications make you suitable for the position, and what individual interests and priorities you would like to pursue (within the project’s overall aims) if your application were successful.
  • A CV in English (2 pages max) that demonstrates your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Sustainability Science (including academic publications, popular science publications, teaching experience, and communications experience, if relevant)
  • Degree and grade certificates. of previously completed studies (bachelors and master’s).
  • A copy of your degree thesis/theses, corresponding to at least 30 credits (30 credits Master’s degree thesis, or 15 credits Master’s degree thesis plus 15 credits Bachelor’s degree thesis).
  • Name and contact information of three professional references (note: letters of reference are not required in the first stage of application).

Interviews will be conducted with a shortlisted number of applicants during the final stages of the admission process.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4345
ContactEmily Boyd, Head of department , 046 222 0369, emily.boyd@lucsus.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date16.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 28 March 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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PhD Stipend in H2S Scavenging in Offshore Oil and Gas Production (18-19020)

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

Job description

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

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

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

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

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

We offer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 10 April 2019
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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PhD Stipend in Oil-Water Separation in the Presence of Production Chemicals (18-19019)

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

Job description

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

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

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

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

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

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

We offer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agreement

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

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