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PhD student in Applied Physics (Computational simulation and modelling of novel organic thermoelectric materials) in EU Training Network HORATES – ESR 9 Norrkoping

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

At the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community.
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LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as PhD student in Applied Physics (Computational simulation and modelling of novel organic thermoelectric materials) – ESR 9 formally based at at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.

Research area
The PhD position will be based at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), belonging to the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping Campus. The LOE is renowned for its world-leading research on electronic devices based on organic electroactive materials. Its primary theme involves the coupling of ions and electrons as signal carriers for applications in printed electronics, organic energy- and electrochemical devices, and organic bioelectronics. Currently, the research staff of the Laboratory includes about 150 researchers (professors, senior and junior scientists and PhD students). 

The present position is a part of the European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network HORATES bringing together eight academic institutions, including universities and research centers, and five companies, from six EU countries. The network is supported by five more partners, including two companies. The mission of the HORATES network is to use the large expertise on all aspects of hybrid and organic thermoelectrics that is available in the EU for (a) the strategic training of excellent young researchers in an emerging, interdisciplinary field and (b) the rational development of prototype energy harvesters, inspired by actual market demand.  This will happen by giving 15 PhD students (Early Stage Researchers, ESRs) exposure to a wide spectrum of expertise.

In HORATES, we fuse the synthetic organic expertise with the expertise in processing and characterization to provide stable, high-performance materials and recipes for upscaling and device fabrication. Constant interaction at all stages with theory and multiscale modelling will guide the process. Crucial for the success the Programme is a multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial network, which will allow the ESR to genuinely discover and/or feed her/his attitude while having an impact on a relevant scientific and technological field. HORATES also has the mission of disseminating it’s scientific and technological achievements to a broad audience (scientific community, stakeholders, general public etc.). 

The HORATES network is composed by: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (DE), Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IT), Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB (SE), Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigationes Cientificas (ES), Linköpings Universitet (SE), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL), Technische Universität Chemnitz (DE), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR), University of Strasbourg (FR), Eurecat Centre Tecnològic (ES), Innovation Lab (DE) and Hot Disk AB (SE). During the programme, exchange between private sector and academia is promoted by at least one secondment per ESR with the industrial partners and beneficiaries. 

Duties
The PhD student will perform theoretical simulation and modeling of novel organic materials for thermoelectric applications. The modeling will be ranging from the ab initio and Molecular Dynamics simulations on the atomistic level to the drift-diffusion device simulation on the system level to answer the fundamental questions concerning material morphology, electronic structure, transport- and thermoelectric properties, and many others. The simulation and modeling activity will be carried out in a tight collaboration with the members of the HORATES network where the obtained theoretical results will help to understand and guide the material and device design for better and enhanced performance, and, vice versa, the input from the experiment will provide an essential motivation for the theory. 

The PhD student will be placed in the group of Theory and Modelling at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics lead by Prof. Igor Zozoulenko. Currently, the group consists of one professor, one associate professor, eighet research associates/postdocs and three PhD students, https://liu.se/en/research/theory-and-modeling-for-organic-electronics  As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time. 

Qualifications
Applications are welcomed from candidates with M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in physics, material science, chemistry, electrical engineering or related fields. Experience with ab initio or molecular dynamics calculations, and computer and programing/scripting skills are highly desirable. The interested candidate should be strongly self-motivated, to show a keen interest in science and fundamental research, and be willing to work in a team. Good communications skills and proficiency in spoken and written English are required. Qualified to PhD employment are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies. The admission to graduate studies at Linköping University will be handled simultaneously during the employment process. 

Eligibility for HORATES programme:

  • The applicant cannot hold a PhD degree obtained before the enrolling in the HORATES programme. 
  • The applicant shall, at the time of recruitment, be in the first four years of his/her research career (this time is measured from the date of award/diploma of the most recent taught degree). 
  • The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account. 
  • The applicant can be of any nationality. 

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

Starting date 
1 March 2021 or by agreement 

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

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 31 December 2020.

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

Please include in the application:

  • Motivation letter (1 – 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages), including reference names and publication list
  • Copy of the M.Sc. and bachelor’s degrees and all corresponding transcripts (lists of courses taken during bachelors and M.Sc. studies).

Equal opportunitiesA majority of our PhD students within ITN are males which is why precedence will be given to females in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent. 

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Igor Zozoulenko

Professor

igor.zozoulenko@liu.se

Maria Hallström

HR-partner

maria.hallstrom@liu.se

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Post expires on Thursday December 31st, 2020

PhD fellow in beetle phylogenetics and big digital data from museum collections

Natural History Museum of DenmarkUniversity of Copenhagen

Natural History Museum of Denmark (NHMD), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship within the PHYLORAMA research project commencing 1 April 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The PhD scholarship is part of a collaborative project “Expanding the Tree of Life through a digital view of museum collections (PHYLORAMA)” between the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) and Natural History Museum of Denmark (NHMD) at University of Copenhagen. As part of this research, DIKU will also offer two additional PhD scholarships with the foci on 1) Automated Visual Taxonomic Identification and Clustering of Insects and 2) 3D Reconstruction of Insect Fossils in Amber. Although each of three PhDs of PHYLORAMA will have certain foci within their respective domains, altogether they are geared towards improving the ways we explore insect phylogenies. Therefore, we call for applicants with the desire to go beyond their domain limits. Interactions and synergy among supervisors and students from the computer science and systematic entomology are at the core of PHYLORAMA. All PhD projects will contribute to the digitalization of the NHMD collections.

A PhD scholarship offered here will have main employment at NHMD and be embedded in the Section of Zoology, but some time will also be spent at DIKU. The NHMD offers a world class international research environment in systematic entomology, with English as official working language in addition to Danish. NHMD has one of the best entomological collections in Europe.

Project description
The Tree of Life (Phylogeny) is a fundamental concept for understanding biodiversity. Yet the position of more than one million insect species remains poorly known within the Tree of Life, partly because of their extreme diversity. Automated pipelines of phylogenomics cannot overcome this impediment alone because of various limitations. By combining computer vision with phylogenetics in entomology, we will explore a possibility of a high throughput pipeline that rapidly acquire images of millions of specimens, both recent and fossil, in the museum collections and cluster them via interpretable deep learning models into the Tree of Life clades based on phenotypes in combination with genomic data. The PHYLORAMA research project is a blend of systematic entomology and computer science, with classical elements from both domains and a shot for innovation in phylogenetic research in entomology by computer science.

Within the PHYLORAMA project, the NHMD seeks a highly motivated applicant for a PhD scholarship who will focus on reconstructing phylogeny of Staphylinidae rove beetles (or one of its large sub-clades). The phylogeny reconstruction will combine established methods of phylogenomics, morphology-based and total-evidence inference with the simultaneous exploration of new ways how to integrate morphological diversity of sampled lineages inferred from specimen images in the museum collections into the phylogenetic workflow.

Principal supervisor for the PhD project is Associate Professor, PhD., Alexey Solodovnikov, Natural History Museum of Denmark, asolodovnikov@snm.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 22 61 55 27.

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

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold a MSc degree in Biological sciences or other relevant area with a focus on zoology, entomology, or phylogenetics, or genomics, or a combination of any of those. The successful applicant is expected to have obtained outstanding grades during the MSc studies, and to be proficient in spoken and written English. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be put 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 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for this PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT  obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.

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 31 January 2021, 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. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor, PhD., Alexey Solodovnikov, Natural History Museum of Denmark, asolodovnikov@snm.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 22 61 55 27.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://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: 31 January 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Natural History Museum of Denmark
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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

Postdoc in Asymmetric Transition-Metal Catalysis for Organic Synthesis

A one-year post-doctoral fellowship in homogeneous asymmetric metal catalysis under the supervision of Assistant Professor Søren Kramer is available at the Technical University of Denmark. The project will be performed in the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section at DTU Chemistry.

The position is available from April 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Research in the Kramer group is focused on transition-metal catalysis, asymmetric catalysis, C-H functionalization, and reaction mechanism elucidation. The research group is young and highly ambitious.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are looking for a very motivated and ambitious candidate for a project within the field of transition-metal-catalyzed asymmetric C-H functionalization. The focus will be on methodology development of novel reactions within this field. The work will include organic synthesis of starting materials and reagents, development and optimization of novel reactions, as well as substrate scope investigation including isolation and characterization of products.

The candidate is expected to participate in supervision of junior students. Acquisition of teaching experience is supported.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. Additional post-doctoral experience is an advantage. A strong background in homogeneous catalysis is required. Extensive experience with organic synthesis is essential. Previous experience with transition-metal catalysis, methodology development, and/or asymmetric catalysis are significant advantages.

The candidate must be able to work independently, but also participate in collaborations. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.

Most importantly, the applicant should strive toward scientific excellence, be highly motivated, ambitious, and hard-working. Only applicants who seek to be among the brightest in their field and conduct science at the highest international level will be considered.

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

  • research potential at the highest international level
  • scientific production
  • an all-round scientific experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • ability to generate new ideas
  • motivation and ambitions

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

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

The period of employment is one year.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Questions about the project and position should be directed to Assistant Professor Søren Kramer, email: sokr@kemi.dtu.dk

More information about the research group is available at www.sorenkramer.com, and you can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications and presentations
  • At least two recommendation letters from academic referees

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 31 January 2021
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellows in Quantum Mathematics

The Centre for Quantum Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark  (SDU) invites applications for a number of two to three year positions as postdoctoral fellow with emphasis on pure mathematics with relations to quantum theory. 

There are more than one funding source including several national Danish sources as well as the the ERC-Synergy Grant “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory (ReNewQuantum)” with Corresponding PI and QM Director Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen.

The targeted starting date of the position is 1 August 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 17 January 2021.

The Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM) is located at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science , Faculty of Science on the international campus in Odense, Denmark. QM is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics. Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

The postdoc positions associated with the ERC Synergy project ReNewQuantum are expected to be able to contribute to the (WP) regarding resurgence and quantum corrections, Quantum Field Theory and Moduli Space theory as well as a fourth WP on education, outreach and science communication.

The postdoc positions funded by national Danish sources are in pure mathematics, but also within the field of applications of pure mathematics in the study of biology, in particular macro-molucular folding and pure mathematics applications in big data analysis.

Job description / requirements
A successful candidate will drive internationally competitive research and collaborate with the world community in the field. The selected candidate is expected to contribute to QM’s excellent research and teaching environment.

The candidate must have a PhD degree in algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, algebraic topology, complex geometry, quantum topology, geometric analysis, operator algebra, number theory or mathematical physics. Furthermore the candidate must have an emerging research track in the field. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate, who works and communicates well in an international team. The candidate must be able to carry out independent and rigorous work at top international level.

Contact information
Further information is available from the Head of the Centre, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen (jea@sdu.dk). 

One of the positions is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no 810573 by and between The University of Southern Denmark and European Research Council (ERC) and thereby funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• Certificates/diplomas (MSc and PhD) – Danish or English
• Research statement
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants considering applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Please take a look at the webpage from our International Staff Office (ISO) at The University of Southern Denmark.

Deadline: 17 January 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday January 17th, 2021

Postdoc working with chemical synthesis of natural product analogs

A postdoc position related to a project focused on synthetic bioactive macrocyclic peptides with anti-cancer activity.  

Duration:12 months, starting 1/2-2021

Job description/research project/research area
-Designing synthetic sequences to macrocyclic peptide derivatives
-Conducting multi-step (>10) synthesis, final purification using a variety of techniques including preparative HPLC, and analysis of compounds (NMR, LC-MS/MS).
-Drafting/assisting with patent applications.
-Managing interactions with external CROs.
-Representing the project towards external stakeholders

Your profile
Academic:

  • PhD in organic chemistry with experience in complex molecule synthesis
  • Prior postdoc experience working with chemical synthesis of complex peptidederivatives
  • Prior experience with patent writing and IP

Personal:

  • Highly motivated, capable of individual problem-solving and project management.
  • Ability to interact constructively with other team members with different scientific competences, e.g. within cellular biology.
  • Ability+desire to mentor junior members of the lab.

Who are we / The department
Research in the Poulsen lab is overall focused on the discovery of new targets/pathways involved in human disease. The work spans from mechanistic studies of bioactive small molecules to focused investigations of the biology of defined disease-related proteins. Please consult our website to see some of our previous projects.

The place of employment is Aarhus University and the work place will be at Department of Chemistry (www.chem.au.dk), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research program. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full, associate and assistant professors, a support-staff of ~30 people, ~100 PhD students, ~50 postdocs and around 400 students. In addition to excellence in research, teaching and supervision, the Department of Chemistry values equal opportunities and a collegial atmosphere.

The successful candidate is offered:

  • An interesting project on a cutting-edge topic in cancer pharmacology.
  • An ambitious and inclusive working environment
  • Great colleagues from several countries.

For further details please contact: Thomas B. Poulsen, thpou@chem.au.dk, +45 6114 1844
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Thomas Poulsen Associate professor, Department of Chemistry +4587155327 thpou@chem.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 17 Dec 2020 at 23:59 CET

PhD student position in project “Magnetic studies of quasicrystals”

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The position is placed at the Department of Earth Sciences (www.geo.uu.se). The Department has six programs engaged in a collaborative research of high international standard. The high-pressure group performs experimental studies on materials at extreme conditions of pressures and temperatures, pursuing interdisciplinary projects across research fields of physics, chemistry, mineralogy and materials science. The research will be conducted in a close collaboration with colleagues from the departments of chemistry and physics, which facilitates access to the relevant infrastructure at the Ångström Laboratory.

Project description: The project builds on the synthesis of a larger range of Tsai-type quasicrystals (QC) and approximant crystals (AC) in the systems RE-Au-E (RE=Lanthanides, Y, Sc, Ca; E = Si, Ge, Sn, Al, Ga, In), which is part of a parallel research project. Within this project, these materials will undergo a rigorous characterization of their atomic/nuclear structures and their magnetic properties. The research studies will focus on the application of neutron scattering for elucidating spin interactions in Tsai-type QCs and ACs, and for probing pressure induced magnetic transitions and long-range ordering. It is envisioned to perform neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering experiments at the facilities SNS and HFIR (ORNL, USA), ISIS (UK) and ILL (France). The project will thus involve applying for and travelling to these international facilities. The goal is to conduct these experiments on single crystals/grain specimens at pressures up to 10 GPa and at 1-2 K temperature. The use of high pressure will enable probing the electronic states and nature of magnetic interactions, as well as conversion of spin-glass states into ordered magnetic structures. Magnetic susceptibility, magnetization, magnetoresistance and Hall Effect will be measured using MPMS/MPMS under pressure in a diamond anvil cell (DAC). Sub-Kelvin temperatures, which are necessary for systematic studies into quantum criticality, will be reached with a dilution refrigerator. As an important complement to the diffraction experiments at large-scale facilities; in-house X-ray diffraction will be used to carefully characterize the nuclear structures of the samples. The results are expected to make a decisive contribution to the fundamental question whether Tsai-type QCs containing RE elements can display unique magnetic structures and properties based on the ordering of spins in a quasiperiodic structure. The outlined research will also involve the development of state-of-the-art infrastructure, allowing small quasicrystals (~100 μm) to be characterised with respect to various physical properties under previously unexplored pressures and temperatures.

SwedNESS: The project is a part of SwedNESS, the national graduate school for Neutron research. The graduate school aims at strengthening Sweden’s long-term competence and competitiveness within the area of neutron science by providing its students with research training and a foundation for networking. Please see link for more information http://swedness.se/.

Duties: The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies, which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

The student is expected to study QCs and ACs within the system RE-Au-E described above. The student will utilise a combination of techniques to characterise the structure and properties with a key focus on neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering. In addition, the student will take initiative to gain access to and utilise other methods to support the core project, through either collaboration or performing the work himself or herself. The student must design, plan and execute the experimental work, occasionally in collaboration with other researchers nationally and internationally, critically analyse and discuss the results, and present their work orally at scientific conferences and written in the form of papers in peer-reviewed journals. Finally, the student is expected to participate in all mandatory group activities, including becoming the responsible person for specific lab equipment.

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

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

Requirements:

  • degree or equivalent as above in natural or engineering sciences
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • high motivation and strong interest in experimental studies utilizing neutrons as a probing tool.

Additional qualifications: Prior experience with the Rietveld method, INS, high pressure DAC technique, aforementioned analytical techniques, and/or performing experiments at major facilities, is considered as an important qualifying merit.

Consideration will also be given to good organisational discipline, collaborative skills, drive and willingness to take initiative, enthusiasm and independence. Finally, how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

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.

Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published articles or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-02-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Peter Lazor, peter.lazor@geo.uu.se or Ass. Prof. Cesar Pay Gómez, cesar.paygomez@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 23 DEcember 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4535.

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.

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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: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4535

Last application date: 2020-12-23

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Two PhD student positions in limnology with focus on climate change effects on ice-covered lakes in the Northern Hemisphere

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The PhD student positions will be placed at the Department of Ecology and Genetics. The institute is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world (www.ieg.uu.se). The PhD students will belong to the Limnology program, which engages in research and education on the ecology and biogeochemistry of inland waters, spanning from microscopic to global scale (www.ieg.uu.se/limnologi).

Project description: We are looking for two PhD students who will work with the effects of climate change on ice-covered lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. The main objective of the global research project is to assess how lake ice properties such as crystal structure, thickness and transparency will change in a warmer climate and how these changes will affect ice stability/safety as well as ecological and biochemical processes in different types of lakes. The project includes field, experimental and modeling work where one PhD student will focus on the physical and modelling aspects of the project and the other one on the ecological and biochemical aspects. Since the projects are of very high societal value they also include some outreach activities. The PhD students will work in a team together with researchers from Gothenburg University and experts in the national network SITES (www.fieldsites.se) and the international network GLEON (Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, www.gleon.org).

Duties: Your duties include research based on field, experimental and modelling work, teamwork as well as some teaching and course work.

Qualification required:  To be eligible for a PhD-student position, the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) in limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental sciences, geoscience, environmental engineering or other relevant subjects at the time of employment. Eligible candidates interested in the physical/modelling part of the project need to demonstrate skills in statistics/modelling while candidates interested in the ecological/biochemical part need to demonstrate skills in aquatic ecology or equivalent. For the project some experience in practical work such as field work or equivalent is required. Candidates must be able to express themselves to a very high degree in spoken as well as written English. In the evaluation of candidates, particular emphasis will be put on personal qualities such as independence, strong motivation and teamwork skills.

Qualifications desired: Previous experience with laboratory experiments. Willingness to work in a cold winter climate. Basic knowledge in GIS. Car driving license (EU class B).

How to apply: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to do a PhD, and why you are suitable for the position; you also need to write whether you are interested in the physical/modelling or the ecological/biochemical part of the project, 2) your CV, 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your master degree, your course grades and a copy of your master thesis, 5) the names and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), and 6) publications produced, if any. The application should be written in English.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.  

Starting date: As soon as possible, or as otherwise agreed upon.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. The graduate program covers four years of full-time study. The position can be combined with teaching or other duties at the department (maximum 20%), which prolongs the employment with the corresponding time. The salary will be set according to local agreements. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines. More information about postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology

Scope of the employment: 100 %.

Contact information: For further information about the position please contact Prof. Gesa Weyhenmeyer, +46 18 471 27 11, gesa.weyhenmeyer@ebc.uu.se,

You are welcome to submit your application no later than January 11, 2021, UFV-PA 2020/4444.

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Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 2

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4444

Last application date: 2021-01-11

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Early Stage Researcher – ESR, Doctoral Studentships in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network ‘Plenoptic Imaging‘, 4 positions / Väitöskirjatutkija ( Marie Sklodowska-Curie), 4 tehtävää

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en 

Plenoptic Imaging (PLENOPTIMA) is a four-year (2021–2024) H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that develops a cross-disciplinary approach to plenoptic imaging, which includes new optical materials and sensing principles, signal processing methods, new computing architectures, and vision science modelling. With this aim, PLENOPTIMA joins five of the strongest research groups in nanophotonics, imaging and machine learning in Europe with twelve innovative companies, research institutes, and a pre-competitive business ecosystem developing and marketing plenoptic imaging devices and services.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Tampere University offers 4 positions for early-stage researchers (ESRs). An ESR job position requires conducting research on an individual project at a doctoral student level and studying toward completing a doctoral degree.  We are looking for candidates who have a suitable background and motivation to work on highly innovative projects and be trained in competitive yet collaborative research and study environment. All 4 ESRs founded by the project will be working on specified projects and will be registered in Joint or Double degree doctoral programmes at academic institutions in Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany and Sweden as described below.

The research will be supported by an extensive training program consisting of training schools, workshops, and webinars.

Mobility between network partners is supported by research visits and secondments. In this way, the employed researchers will be integrated in the network with the aim to help them to interact with their fellows and within different research, development and innovation environments.

ESR 1: Perceptual modeling and optimization of computational light field displays

Objectives: Develop a rigorous computational model describing how the human visual system perceives light fields generated by the next-generation immersive light field displays. The model should incorporate all relevant perceptual thresholds and depth cues as well as display characteristics. Utilize the developed model to quantify perceivable light field for the given light field display and viewing conditions (i.e. gaze, accommodation etc.). Investigate novel light field display designs with novel optical filters that complement digital reconstruction and rendering to reduce the computational cost of the light field reconstruction stage.

Expected Results: Rigorous computational model of light field perception incorporating display, light transport and HVS models, which will serve as a tool for perceptual quality assessment of 3D visual media (in areas such as computer graphics, compression and display design, etc.). Perceptually optimized 3D display utilizing accelerated light field rendering (software) and novel optical filters (hardware), which are end-to-end optimized based on the developed computational light field perception model.

Planned secondments: Secondments to other network partners for up to 11 months have been planned. The secondments include developing novel optical filters and conducting experiments for validation of developed rendering algorithms on CREAL near-eye light field displays.

Joint PhD degree with Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

ESR2: Wavefront coding for computational plenoptic cameras

Objectives: Develop novel computational light field and snapshot hyperspectral cameras aimed at sensing high (spatial, angular and/or spectral) resolution images, employing deep/machine learning based optimisation (inverse imaging) framework and newly designed wavefront-coding optical elements based on metamaterials. Study and identify the metasurfaces suitable for computational light field imaging, quantify their pros and cons, and experimentally demonstrate the developed imaging systems incorporating newly designed metasurface elements.

Expected results: A general framework for designing computational plenoptic cameras employing metaoptics, which is demonstrated for specific applications, hyperspectral imaging, and aimed at different important application areas, such as mobile cameras, light field microscopy, sensing in challenging environments. 

Planned secondments: Secondments to other network partners for up to 11 months have been planned. The secondments include designing of computational elements of the novel plenoptic cameras and investigating practical concerns related to fabrication and prototyping of metasurfaces.

Double PhD degree with Université de Rennes.

ESR3: Noise modeling and denoising in heterogeneous point clouds 

Objectives: Develop models of the positional errors in point clouds, i.e. the positional noise, and design and implement effective estimators of the model parameters from a given noisy point-cloud. Develop procedures to regularize/filter (e.g., denoising) or otherwise process the point cloud, capable of easily leverage the models to support their operations. Model parameters can be provided externally from the estimators, or estimated internally by the processing procedures (e.g., semiblind/blind denoising).

Expected Results: Positional noise models for point cloud data, which include heteroskedasticity, anisotropy of the error distribution, as well as spatial correlation of the errors.

Planned secondments: Secondments to other network partners for up to 11 months have been planned. The secondments include investigating suitable model parameters and feasible optimization constraints that lead to noise reduction and application of developed denoising technique to point clouds reconstructed from a multi-view camera setup.

Joint PhD degree with Technische Universität Berlin.

ESR4: Real-time view interpolation with distributed heterogeneous computing

Objectives: Develop a novel view-interpolation algorithm pipeline that produces pleasing visual quality and is suitable for scalable distributed implementation on a heterogeneous computer cluster. Build proof-of-concept demonstrators using state-of-the-art commercial off-the-shelf heterogeneous devices running on multiple servers connected with fast low latency local network. The primary focus is on real-time delivery of the interpolated frames with the computational complexity downscaled by shrinking the frame size and rate dynamically.

Expected Results: Algorithms and their proof-of-concept distributed heterogeneous implementations on various heterogeneous (CPU + m * n * GPU) platforms. A prototype performing view interpolation utilizing the developed algorithms and demonstrating the capability of the algorithms to scale with the availability of local and remote computational resources.

Planned secondments: Secondments to other network partners for up to 11 months have been planned. The secondments include implementation and testing of distributed algorithms on separate computers and necessary protocols, as well as evaluation of developed algorithms in practical setting.

Double PhD degree with Mittuniversitetet (Mid Sweden University).

REQUIREMENTS

  • We are looking for talented, creative and highly motivated researchers.
  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in the fields of electrical engineering, communications engineering, physics, optics and photonics, information technology, computer science, or a closely related field, completed with good grades.
  • The positions include transnational mobility (i.e. moving from one country to another)
  • Applicants shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree that would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate.
  • H2020 MSCA Mobility Rule: at the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

WE OFFER

We offer highly innovative training that will help you to build a solid fundamental of the area and will put you in an extremely good position in your future career endeavours in a rapidly growing sector.

The salary will be set in accordance with MSCA ESR rates.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

Tampere is one of the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries and offers a dynamic living environment. Tampere region is one of the three most rapidly growing urban areas in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. Tampere hosts the Tampere Imaging Ecosystem, one of the top 5 imaging clusters worldwide. For more information on Tampere and Finland, please visit:


HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2020 (23:59 EET / UTC+2). Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format.

Please attach only the following documents to your application: 

  • A letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae according to the TENK template  and including a list of publications and the contact details of two referees
  • Copy of your MSc+BSc degree certificates including transcripts of all university records and their English translations (Finnish certificates are accepted) and Diploma Supplement

For more information, please contact:

Prof Atanas Gotchev, ESR1  ( https://research.tuni.fi/3dmedia/ )
atanas.gotchev@tuni.fi 

Assoc. Prof. Humeyra Caglayan, ESR2  ( https://research.tuni.fi/metaplasmonics/ )
humeyra.caglayan@tuni.fi 

Prof. Alessandro Foi, ESR3  ( http://www.cs.tut.fi/~foi )
alessandro.foi@tuni.fi 

Assistant Prof. Pekka Jääskeläinen, ESR4  ( https://tuni.fi/cpc )
pekka.jaaskelainen@tuni.fi

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Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää: www.tuni.fi 

Tampereen yliopistossa on haettavana neljä väitöskirjatutkijan (Early Stage Reseracher, ESR) paikkaa.

Tehtävät edellyttävät tutkimuksen tekemistä ja opintoja kohti tohtorin tutkinnon suorittamista. Etsimme ehdokkaita, joilla on sopiva tausta ja motivaatio työskennellä korkealuokkaisten innovatiivisten projektien parissa. Kaikki neljä väitöskirjatutkijaa (ESR) työskentelevät tiettyjen hankkeiden parissa ja rekisteröidään yhteis- tai kaksoistutkinto-tohtoriohjelmiin Bulgarian, Suomen, Ranskan, Saksan ja Ruotsin akateemisissa instituutioissa.

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PhD student in the research education subject: Chemistry

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-4441

Department of Molecular Sciences

An appointment as PhD student in research subject Chemistry is vacant at the Department of Molecular Sciences, SLU, Uppsala. The department has approximately 110 employees and together with two other departments forms an inspiring research environment at the BioCenter at the Ultuna campus in Uppsala. Here you will find expertise in chemistry and biotechnology, plant biology, mycology, plant pathology, microbiology, food science, calculation-based genetics, as well as competitive infrastructure such as plant-growing facilities, advanced microscopy and molecular biology, X-ray and NMR. The department conducts research, teaching and environmental monitoring in the field of inorganic, physical and organic chemistry, biochemistry, natural product chemistry, food science and microbiology. Visit us at our website.

Synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials for bio-encapsulation and delivery

Description:

The project aims at the development of new materials for encapsulation of living cells and tissues with applications in biomedicine and agriculture. Purpose of the project is to develop nanostructured oxide materials bearing specific organic or biomolecular functions for selected purposes. It will involve the synthesis of new organic-inorganic hybrid materials, their characterization by a variety of techniques such as electron microscopy, AFM, X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction and NMR, and verification of their functional characteristics. The project will be carried out in an inspiring international environment and will involve active participation in international project meetings. One or several short research exchanges with partners abroad are foreseen.

Qualifications:

The applicants are expected to hold an MSc degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related subject. The student should have a strong interest for and general expertise in the synthesis and characterization of materials. Experience in spectroscopic characterization techniques and an interest in Biological Applications of materials, Environmental Sciences or Coordination Chemistry are of merit. Excellent communication skills orally and in writing in English are required. Mastering Swedish language is a merit.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Forms for funding or employment:

100 % employment as a PhD student for 4 years

Starting date:

Begins according to agreement

Application:

Welcome with your application no later than January 1, 2021.

To be eligible for postgraduate education, a degree at the advanced level or at least four years of full-time studies, of which at least one year at the advanced level, is required. In addition, an understanding of a practice-oriented investigation and own experience of such processes is required. Selection among the eligible applicants is based on: written application including curriculum vitae and attached projects and texts; master thesis; personal references; sufficient knowledge of English, originality and implementation potential in project description / idea and interview.
Please note that the applicant (s) who are called for an interview must then submit certified copies of diplomas and register extracts from previous studies at undergraduate and advanced level at a university or college, and that the applicants who have foreign citizenship must also submit a certified copy of the page in the passport that contains photos and personal information.

Read more about SLU’s postgraduate education here.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Vadim Kessler

Professor

+46 18671541

firstname.lastname@slu.se

Gulaim Seisenbaeva

University lecturer

+46 1872994

firstname.lastname@slu.se

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Postdoc in Performance-Degradation Characterization and Modeling of Lithium-based Batteries

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a position as Postdoc in Performance-Degradation Characterization and Modeling of Lithium-based Batteries is open for appointment from 1st of February 2021 or soon thereafter.The position is available until 31/08-2022, due to the end date of the project Sustainable Energy Systems (SENSE), which will be the primary work field of the post doc position.The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 285 employees – out of them are more than 115 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.

Job description

The position is offered in relation to the research program on Battery Storage Systems and the Postdoc will be positioned to the section for Power Electronic Systems. 

Furthermore, the postdoctoral position is linked to the Sustainable Energy Systems (SENSE) project, which investigates the technical and economic feasibility of using Lithium-ion capacitors for various renewable energy storage applications.

Research areas will be within: 

• Electrical and thermal characterization of Lithium-based battery cells and packs in laboratory conditions;
• Accelerated lifetime testing of Lithium-based battery cells and packs;
• Electrical and thermal modeling as well as lifetime modeling of Lithium-based batteries;
• State-of-health estimation and diagnostics for battery cells and systems;
• Battery pack design and thermal management.

Furthermore, experience with COMSOL Multiphysics and/or ANSYS represents an advantage.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a high publication record in top international journals and strong research activities within ideally all the above mentioned research fields. Moreover, experience in teaching is an asset.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Daniel-Ioan Stroe, phone +45 3062 2589, e-mail dis@et.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lise Søndergård Jacobsen by mail: est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567. 

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 2 January 2021
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Post expires on Saturday January 2nd, 2021

Postdoc in Statistical learning

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, a position as Postdoc in Statistical Learning in Electrical Engineering is open for appointment from 1st of February 2021, or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years. Department of Mathematical Sciences participates in teaching and development of courses in mathematics and statistics for all study programs at Aalborg University. The department is responsible for mathematical and statistical educations at the university at all levels. The department’s research activities include mathematical-economy, statistics (spatial statistics, simulation based inference, statistical computing and statistics in forensic genetics), applied mathematics (mathematical approximation theory), graph theory, coding theory and topology.

Job description

The research areas of the position will be within machine learning, statistical learning, deep learning, and dynamic modelling (both frequentist and Bayesian). The post doc should be familiar with handling large time-series data-sets, feature extraction and engineering techniques (both continuous and discrete), multivariate time-series modelling (VAR, SVAR, SSM, and so on), feature reduction techniques (PCA, PLS, LASSO, and more), and how to model remaining useful battery life. Furthermore, the post doc should be able to extend these concepts from machine- and statistical learning to the deep learning framework.

The position is part of an interdisciplinary research project. Thus, the post doc needs to have intimate knowledge of Lithium-ion batteries degradation behaviour, and what causes this degradation, be accustomed with nomenclature of electrical engineering, and be familiar with the models used in the field when accounting for change in the behaviour of a battery (Equivalent Electrical Circuits, Electrochemical models, and so on).

Limited teaching within the area of mathematics and statistics can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Department, Associate Professor, Søren Højsgaard, Phone +45 99408801 or e-mail sorenh@math.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lise Søndergård Jacobsen by mail: est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567. 

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 2 January 2021
Unit: Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Post expires on Saturday January 2nd, 2021

Post-Doctoral position in geophysics for research project employing Self Potential and Electrical methods

The HydroGeophysics Group (HGG) at Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University advertises a postdoc position within electrical and self-potential geophysical methods. The position is anchored in an on-going research project, BIOMAP (microbiologically assisted Mapping of soil Pollution), where the self-potential methods are used to detect electrical responses from bacteria associated with contamination in the subsurface.

The starting date will be as soon as possible and the position has a duration of 2 years.

The applicant will be part of a group of scientists, engineers, software developers, postdocs, and PhD students from all over the world. The HGG group focus is on research broadly within geophysical methods, building instruments and software, and applying the methods in projects with focus on mapping and monitoring of groundwater, (hydro)-geology, raw materials, and contaminations.

We are aware of the gender balance at the department of Geoscience, and we encourage female researchers in particular to apply for the position.

Job assignments
The successful applicant will be required to contribute to on-going research projects. The applicant will be expected to lead data acquisition, processing, and inversion of self-potential and ERT data collected within HGG projects, mainly focusing on the BIOMAP project.The applicant will be contributing to the further development and testing of processing and inversion software used for ERT and self-potential data. This also includes handling the entire workflow from data acquisition to final inversion model.

Furthermore, together with other scientists in the group, the applicant will be required to write scientific papers to be submitted to international peer reviewed journals.  The applicant will co-supervise PhDs, master students, and bachelor students and will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate/graduate courses taught by members of the HGG.

Qualifications
Education:
PhD degree in Geophysics /HydroGeophysics from a renowned institution/university.

Experience:

  1. In-depth experience and proven expertise in surface-based geophysical field data acquisition, processing, imaging, and inversion within the fields of near surface geophysical methods.
  2. Expertise in using industry standard inversion codes like AarhusInv, Res2DInv.
  3. Experience in programming and modeling of geophysical data in Fortran and/or Matlab.
  4. The applicant is expected to have written several scientific papers and have significant experience presenting scientific results at conferences and meetings.
  5. Previous experience in supervising/teaching bachelor and master students is a benefit.

Contacts
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact, Associate Professor Anders Vest Christiansen, mail: anders.vest@geo.au.dk.

For more information about the HydroGeophysics Group, see www.hgg.au.dk.
For more information about Department of Geoscience, see www.geo.au.dk.  

Place of work
The place of work is C.F. Møllers Alle 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. Read more here and find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.The beautiful Aarhus University campus is located close to downtown Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark with 400 000 inhabitants. It has a lively and charming downtown close to Aarhus Bay. In Denmark, schools, higher education, and health care are free.

Application deadline
All applications must be made online and received by December 17, 2020. The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

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

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

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

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

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. We are aware of the gender balance at the department of Geoscience, and we encourage female researchers in particular to apply for the position. No one will be given priority, and all applicants will be assessed in accordance with the requirement profile for the position.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

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

Deadline
17 December 2020

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Thursday December 17th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Optimisation of clay calcination processes

At DTU Chemical Engineering we work systematically on making processes and products more sustainable. The cement industry is one of the biggest emitters of CO2 and this project will provide tools to reduce the CO2 emission on cement plants.

Responsibilities and qualifications
To obtain concrete with similar strengths properties, but with lower emissions of CO2 during production, the concrete can be made with a lower fraction of Portland cement and addition of some calcined clay. The clay shall be calcined at optimal conditions with respect to reactor conditions, temperature and residence time to provide optimal concrete properties.

The PhD project objective is to provide recommondations for optimal calcination conditions and reactor technology dependent on clay type. In this study, different laboratory calcination units including a rotary kiln, an entrained flow reactor, a cyclone reactor and a fluid bed reactor will be applied to investigate how changes in local calcination conditions influence the calcined clay properties.

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

Candidates shall have a master’s degree in chemical engineering or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level. Knowledge about cement production technology will be an advantage.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Kim Dam-Johansen and senior researcher Peter Arendt Jensen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Peter Arendt Jensen and Professor Kim Dam-Johansen

You can read more about the department at www.kt.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 18 December 2020 (Danish time).

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

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

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 18 December 2020
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher in Green Organic Polymer Chemistry

The Green Bioorganic Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen is offering a post-doctoral research position for one year with a possible extension for another year. The group study advanced bioorganic chemistry in order to develop environmental friendly chemical production methods and products, as well as tools for combating diseases. The group primarily synthesizes organic molecules/polymers and screens these for biodegradability and towards variety of biomedical targets.

Job description
For our team working on developing biodegradable thermoplastics inspired by the structure of biopolymers we seek an experienced postdoctoral researcher skilled in organic chemistry, preferably with experience in polymer chemistry. The major objectives will be development of new biodegradable polyether and polycarbonate based plastics. More specifically, the major research tasks will be (1) organic synthesis of monomers, (2) polymerization reactions, (3) casting of polymers, (4) material characterization and (5) evaluation of biodegradability. In addition to the laboratory based work research project management and writing of publication drafts will be major assignments. The job also includes daily supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students working with related projects. The work will be in close collaboration with our interdisciplinary group of engineers, biologists and organic chemists. The post may also include performance of teaching and other duties for the Department of Chemistry.

Qualification requirements
The candidate must have a PhD with polymer chemistry or organic chemistry at the core of the thesis. Excellent command of the English language in speaking and writing must be demonstrated. Prior publications within organic/polymer chemistry are a prerequisite.

Other key qualifications included in the assessment of candidates are:

  • Strong publication record relevant to the research topic
  • Experience with epoxide chemistry and/or cyclic ether ring opening polymerization
  • Ability to write manuscripts at the publication ready level
  • Motivation and experience with supervision and training of research students
  • Teaching experience within organic chemistry
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with others
  • Curiosity driven interdisciplinary approach to science and an open mindset
  • Ability to work independently and manage research projects
  • Experience with maintaining laboratory infrastructure and equipment

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Frederik Diness (email: fdi@chem.ku.dk, phone: +4525488664) or Head of Department Pernille Harris.

The position is open from 1 March 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter. State your motivation for applying and describe how your profile contributes to the project.
  • CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete list of publications
  • Separate reprints of up to 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is the 20 December 2020, 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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held on week 4 2021.

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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: 20 December 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Kemisk Institut
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Post expires on Sunday December 20th, 2020

Doctoral student in Information theory stochastic decision problems

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of EECS

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: Electrical Engineering

In many larger cyber-physical systems the engineer faces a distributed decision making problem. Since not all information is available everywhere, the decisions are taken based on the locally available information to achieve common goal. It is said that such decision problems have nonclassical information structure and are considered to be notoriously difficult because a general optimal design approach is missing. Quite recently the concept of coordination coding appeared in information theory. It basically describes what statistical relations can be achieved with the support of communications. Initial results show that this concept can be used to derive fundamental bounds for distributed decision-making systems. In this project we will expand those results with the goal to enhance the basic understanding as well as setting the basis for a framework for optimal designs.This new approach will lead to new fundamental insights and it might lead to solutions of long-standing fundamental problems.

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by: Professor Tobias Oechtering and Dr. Maël Le Treust, CNRS researcher at ETIS UMR 8051

What we offer

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.
  • Requirements for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here.

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • The successful applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mathematics or similar with a strong mathematical background. A specialization in information theory is an asset. 
  • The successful applicant should have an outstanding academic track record, and well developed analytical and problem solving skills. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to publish and present results at international conferences and in international journals.

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 admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. 

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).

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)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is 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.
  • Your individual essay about the Witsenhausen counterexample which you can find at https://people.kth.se/~oech/Witsenhausen.pdf

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and  a given part of our values.

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

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2020-2508
ContactTobias Oechtering, Professor, oech@kth.se Maria Forslycke, HR-Officer, forsly@kth.se Maël Le Treust, mael.le-treust@ensea.fr
Last application date15.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021

PhD Position in Structure Biology

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  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Description
A doctoral position in structural biology: development of drugs to block bacterial virulence factors is available in Professor Elisabeth Sauer-Eriksson’s laboratory at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University. The goal of the project is to increase our understanding of bacterial virulence, i.e. how bacteria infect a host cell. The project is carried out in a multidisciplinary environment based on established collaborations with Professor Jörgen Johansson and Fredrik Almqvist at Umeå University, Professor José Vazquez-Boland at Edinburgh University and Professor Birgitte Kallipolitis at the University of Southern Denmark. The doctoral student will be trained in structural biology, protein production from different types of organisms, as well as biochemistry and biophysics. Our research focuses on a transcription factor in listeria, called PrfA, which acts as the main regulator of virulence gene expression and plays a central role in the conversion of listeria from a harmless saprophyte to a human pathogenic bacterium. We have previously identified a specific class of molecules, so-called 2-pyridones that can reduce the pathogenicity of listeria. The purpose of the doctoral student’s project is to i) develop these substances further towards functional drugs, and ii) study how various factors in the natural cellular environment control the PrfA regulation, in order to increase our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying virulence activation. The education in structural biology is mainly based on X-ray crystallography but can go in the direction of “single particle cryo EM” depending on the development of the project.

Working tasks
The aim of the project is to describe factors that govern the PrfA regulation in listeria and to develop inhibitors of PrfA through drug design based on structural studies. The expected tasks are summarized below:

  • Purification of PrfA from listeria according to established protocol. Cloning, expression and purification of PrfA-like transcription factors from other bacteria.
  • Structural studies on PrfA from listeria in various biologically relevant conditions or in complexes with designed inhibitors.
  • Structural biological analysis of native and inhibited PrfA from other pathogenic bacteria.
  • Biochemical and biophysical analysis of protein and protein complexes with, for example, light spectroscopy and calorimetric methods.
  • Writing of scientific articles.

Qualifications
To be admitted for studies at third-cycle level you are required to have completed a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications.

To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in chemistry, you are required to have completed first-cycle courses of at least 90 ECTS credits within the field of chemistry or another subject considered to be directly relevant to the specialization in question. Of those 90 ECTS credits, at least 15 ECTS credits shall have been acquired at second-cycle level within the specialization or an equivalent subject.

Good knowledge in English, both written and spoken, is a requirement. You must be strongly self-motivated and have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary work environment.

Terms of employment
The appointment aims at a PhD degree and the main task of the PhD student is to pursue their doctoral studies, which includes participation in research projects as well as postgraduate courses. In the assignments, teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%) can be included. The employment is limited to four years full-time or up to five years when part-time teaching. The salary is fixed according to the local agreement for PhD students.


Application

A complete application should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter including a description of your research interests and motivation for applying
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of degree certificates or equivalent, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades and other relevant certificates
  • Name and contact information of at least two reference persons

Applications must be submitted via our e-recruitment system no later than December 10 2020.

For more information please contact Professor Elisabeth Sauer-Eriksson, telephone number: +4690-786 7623, e-mail: Elisabeth.sauer-eriksson@umu.se

About us
Umeå University has a vibrant environment in “Integrated Structural Biology” that harbors 19 research groups with totally around 90 active people.  We have state of the art equipment for cryo EM, x-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy and high performance computation. Please visit www.biostruct.umu.se for more information. The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology with a staff of approximately 200 of which approximately 40 are doctoral students, and a strong expanding research. The Department has three major research areas: Biological Chemistry, Environmental and Biogeochemistry, and Technical Chemistry. We are also a strong partner in the KBC, Chemical-Biological Center. Information about the postgraduate education can be found on the Faculty of Science and Technology website: www.umu.se/en/faculty-of-science-and-technology/education/doctoral-studies/chemistry/. For more information about working at Umeå University, https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/

Admission

By agreement

Contact

Elisabeth Sauer-Eriksson

090-786 76 23

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1575-20

Salary

Monthly

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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before2020-12-10

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Thursday December 10th, 2020

CompSci – Call 1 – Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowships in Natural Sciences – 16 positions

Description

CompSci is a Doctoral Programme launched and managed by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo (UiO). It is partly funded by the EU Horizon 2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) – Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND).

The CompSci Doctoral Program will recruit 32 PhDs in two calls. In this Call, we open for applications to the 1st cohort of 16 PhD fellowship positions, that will join our PhD programme starting autumn 2021 at UiO.

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About the CompSci doctoral program

The CompSci doctoral program will train a new generation of natural science researchers with a foundation in computational methods – providing them with the knowledge, skills and vision to digitally transform the European education, research, government and industry sectors.

The target groups of the program are highly talented aspiring researchers with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, bioscience, materials science, mathematics, astronomy or geoscience, who are finishing or have just finished their master degree or have less than four years of full-time equivalent (FTE) research experience.

As a CompSci fellow you will go through a three-month intensive training in computational and data science with a team of doctoral students from across the natural sciences. You will then apply and develop those skills in a research project in your discipline of choice in an internationally leading research group. All CompSci fellows will be enrolled as PhD students in one of the departments at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

More details are available at CompSci home page and further information about the Application process. Please consult these pages for general information on the programme and descriptions of all applicable research projects that will be offered as part of CompSci.

The duration of CompSci doctoral fellowships is 3 years. No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship at UiO.

More about the projects

Detailed descriptions of the projects offered in the CompSci programme can be found under Projects, sorted by the following categories of Astronomy, Biosciences, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics and Physics.

Each project will require slightly different expertise and experience, but all require a combination of disciplinary skills and computational skills acquired through the program. We seek motivated and independent students from a wide range of disciplines with an interest in developing their skills computational science and using these skills to impact research in their discipline.

We offer

  • Excellent research environments with highly competent and motivated researchers
  • International collaboration and networking
  • Cross sectoral opportunities
  • Good working conditions
  • High standard facilities and offices
  • Access to research and transferable skills training
  • Access to special career development programmes, and research schools.
  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017).
  • Career development programmes
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s unique character of being both small and family friendly, but also urban and metropolitan with rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

Call publication date: 1 October 2020

Application deadline: 1 March 2021

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. 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. Applicants from all nationalities who satisfy the following requirements can apply:

Qualification requirements

  • Have a master’s degree  or equivalent with a specialization as described for each particular research project
  • A 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 June, 2021 to complete the final exam.

Desirable qualifications

  • Good knowledge of the scientific field addressed by the project(s) of interest is desirable
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills are an advantage
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary

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

English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

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/

Marie Sklodowska-Curie requirements 

1) Research experience: The candidate must at the date of the program call deadline be within the first four years (FTE-equivalent) of their research careers and not yet be awarded a doctoral degree.

2)  Mobility requirement: The candidate may not have resided and/or carried out their main activity in Norway for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the program’s first possible recruitment date (1 August 2021).

Researchers with refugee status, as defined by the Geneva Convention, benefit from a less restrictive mobility rule: the refugee procedure (i.e. before refugee status is conferred) will not be counted as a period of residence/activity in Norway.

How to apply

For all details about the programme and eligibility, project areas and application process, please see the CompSci home page and the Guide for Applicants.

For an application to be valid, the applicant must submit a complete set of documents via the portal, consisting of:

  • Att. 1: CV (use supplied template) (word)
  • Att. 2: Motivational letter with a prioritization of up to 3 research projects (use supplied template) (word)
  • Att. 3: Letter of recommendation (with ranking)
  • Att. 4: Bachelor’s and master’s grade transcripts with official translations
  • Att. 5: Documentation of English proficiency

Please save and upload all attachments with your surname in the file name, e.g. SURNAME-Att-3. Please note that only documents submitted through the portal will be considered. Do not send any documents by email.

The application portal “JobbNorge” has a field for “application text” and a standard CV which is entered in the portal. Please do not use these online forms, but instead use the CV template and the Motivational letter template (Due to technical reasons, you have to type your chosen thematic area in order to get to the next step in the online form, and you have to fill in only your personal details in the CV stage). It is only these attachments that will form the basis for the evaluation.

You can submit the application at any date until the Call closes at 23:59, Central European Time, on the deadline date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Formal regulations

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

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of 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.

Contact information

For all questions on the CompSci programme: contact-compsci@mn.uio.no.

For technical questions regarding 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. 

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo consists of nine departments and seven research centers, of which four are Centers of Excellence, one Centre for Research-based Innovation and one Centre for Excellence in Education. The research that is conducted at the Faculty covers a broad field of subjects within natural sciences and technology. The Faculty has several excellent research environments and researchers, many of who is cutting edge within their areas of specialization both nationally and internationally.

The CompSci doctoral program will train a new generation of natural science researchers with a foundation in computational methods – providing them with the knowledge, skills and vision to digitally transform the European education, research, government and industry sectors.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945371.

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1st March 2021

Post expires on Monday March 1st, 2021

Postdoctoral position in X-ray instrumentation for X-ray imaging

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 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.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.
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The Division of Synchrotron Radiation Physics (www.sljus.lu.se) is a part of the Department of Physics and has more than 50 employees. The focus of the research is experimental studies of electronic, structural and chemical properties of materials, accelerators for Synchrotron radiation and instruments and methods for Synchrotron radiation. At the Division we use and develop a wide range of Synchrotron- and lab-based techniques, such as X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy/imaging and X-ray diffraction/imaging. We also host one of Sweden’s largest facilities for scanning probe microscopy. We are additionally engaged in the development of the MAX IV Laboratory in the fields of beamlines, experimental stations, techniques for Synchrotron radiation and the accelerator systems.

NanoLund (http://www.nano.lu.se), formerly known as the Nanometer Structure Consortium, founded in 1988, supports and coordinates activities within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University. NanoLund is today Sweden’s largest research environment for nanoscience, engaging approximately 250 PhD students and scientists in the faculties of engineering, the natural sciences, and medicine at Lund University. Its vision is to bring together the most creative minds in a world-leading interdisciplinary research environment to help overcome society’s grand challenges by pushing the frontiers of nanoscience. NanoLund runs Lund Nano Lab (http://www.nano.lu.se/lundnanolab-2), a state of the art facility for nanofabrication. For more information about the main supervisor of the project, please see: http://www.nano.lu.se/pablo.villanueva

Subject description
X-rays have a unique ability to investigate samples in their natural state, such as cells, proteins in solution or electronic devices potentially at resolutions up to the atomic level. The advent of diffraction-limited storage rings (MAX IV) and X-ray free-electron lasers (European XFEL) has opened a whole new spectrum of applications due to their unprecedented brilliance. This project aims to develop a novel X-ray imaging method, christened X-ray multi-projection imaging (XMPI), capable of filming processes in 3D, with temporal resolution several orders of magnitude faster than up-to-date 3D X-ray imaging techniques.

Work duties
In particular, the candidate will work on the design and development of XMPI. This development implies building the experimental setup and establishing control and acquisition strategies.

The created setup will be tested and commissioned in different synchrotron radiation facilities: MAX IV (Sweden), ESRF (France), SLS (Switzerland), PETRA III (Germany), and possibly other international synchrotron facilities. In parallel, it will also be commissioned at the European XFEL in Germany.

The project is experimental. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • participate in developing a novel X-ray imaging technique that exploits the unique capabilities of MAX IV and the European XFEL.
  • develop a portable setup for X-ray imaging
  • establish new acquisition systems for 3D X-ray imaging
  • perform experiments on novel biomaterials (cellulose fibers) and address fundamental questions to replace fossil-based materials, such as plastics.

The work will be performed in collaboration with several other researchers at the institute as well as a number of Ph.D. students and master students.

The candidate will have significant freedom and is expected to take initiatives and drive the project quite independently.

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • The subject of the doctoral degree should be in Physics or equivalent.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills, or related experience, such as mentoring, supervision, or training in equipment use.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Experience in synchrotron X-ray instrumentation
  • Experience in instrumentation and controls in general
  • Experience in X-ray sources, detectors, and imaging
  • Experience with programming
  • Experience with optics, and specifically X-ray optics
  • Experience in 3D imaging
  • Knowledge in X-ray diffraction and crystals

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

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

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

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.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentas soon as possible
Salarymonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/3618
ContactPablo Villanueva Perez, Associate senior lecturer, +46 46 222 3813Magdalena Brossing, HR coordinator, +46 46 222 95 62
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date10.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student position in MHz 3D X-ray imaging

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 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.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.
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The Division of Synchrotron Radiation Physics (www.sljus.lu.se) is a part of the Department of Physics and has more than 50 employees. The focus of the research is experimental studies of electronic, structural and chemical properties of materials, accelerators for Synchrotron radiation and instruments and methods for Synchrotron radiation. At the Division we use and develop a wide range of Synchrotron- and lab-based techniques, such as X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy/imaging and X-ray diffraction/imaging. We also host one of Sweden’s largest facilities for scanning probe microscopy. We are additionally engaged in the development of the MAX IV Laboratory in the fields of beamlines, experimental stations, techniques for Synchrotron radiation and the accelerator systems.

NanoLund (http://www.nano.lu.se), formerly known as the Nanometer Structure Consortium, founded in 1988, supports and coordinates activities within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University. NanoLund is today Sweden’s largest research environment for nanoscience, engaging approximately 250 PhD students and scientists in the faculties of engineering, the natural sciences, and medicine at Lund University. Its vision is to bring together the most creative minds in a world-leading interdisciplinary research environment to help overcome society’s grand challenges by pushing the frontiers of nanoscience. NanoLund runs Lund Nano Lab (http://www.nano.lu.se/lundnanolab-2), a state of the art facility for nanofabrication.

For more information about the main supervisor of the project, please see: https://www.nano.lu.se/pablo-villanueva-perez

Work duties

X-rays have a unique ability to investigate samples in their natural state, such as cells, proteins in solution or electronic devices potentially at resolutions up to the atomic level. The advent of diffraction-limited storage rings (MAX IV) and X-ray free-electron lasers (European XFEL) has opened a whole new spectrum of applications due to their unprecedented brilliance. This project aims to develop a novel X-ray imaging method, christened X-ray multi-projection imaging, capable of filming processes in 3D, with temporal resolution several orders of magnitude faster than up-to-date 3D X-ray imaging techniques. In particular, the candidate will work on the development of such technique and its application to the study of cellulose fibers, a renewable biomaterial, which can replace fossil-based materials.

The project is experimental with a computational component. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • participate in developing a novel X-ray imaging technique that exploits the unique capabilities of MAX IV and the European XFEL.
  • Perform experiments on novel biomaterials (cellulose fibers) and address fundamental questions to replace plastics.
  • Develop novel algorithms to process and analyze the data collected with XMPI

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements

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

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

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

  • passed an independent project (e.g.degree project) of at least 30 credits in a relevant subject

Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually. In order to enable interdisciplinary initiatives and important specialisations in certain areas, students with qualifications in subjects other than Physics may be considered for admission.

Finally, the student must be judged to have the potential to complete the programme.

Additional requirements:

Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

For the present position, additional assessment criteria that are appreciated are:

  • Experience in programming: Python, MATLAB, or C++
  • Experience in imaging techniques in any part of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Experience in machine learning and big data
  • Experience in 3D imaging and 3D reconstructions is appreciated
  • Experience in instrumentation and controls
  • Experience in wave-propagation, simulation, and phase reconstruction is appreciated

Basis of assessment

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

  • Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of the study.
  • An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Other experience relevant to postgraduate studies, such as professional experience.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications may be written in English or Swedish and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

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.

To apply, please click the button “Login and apply”

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 numberPA2020/3619
ContactPablo Villanueva Perez, +46 46 222 3813
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date10.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Method Development/Artificial Plant Cells

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of CBH

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: Fibre and Polymer Science

The entire plant body presents a high degree of complexity and an important step towards a detailed functional understanding is to decouple the plant body into several individual parts that can be addressed independently. In this project the aim is to build simple artificial plant cells using a bottom-up approach with the final purpose to gain a deeper understanding of the molecular architecture as well as the interactions between different components.

The project involves both fabrication development and characterization development (confocal laser microscopy and neutron scattering techniques) in order to provide a plant cell model that can be used for deeper understanding of the inherent properties of the cell wall and lipid membranes in natural plant cells. The project will be in close collaboration with Malmö University and is funded by the SwedNess graduation school

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by Asst. Prof. A.J. Svagan (Hanner) and Prof. M Cardenas.

What we offer

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 (M.Sc.) in chemistry, plant science, material science, physics, biotechnology, nanotechnology or similar,
  • 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.
  • Requirements for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here.

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

Merits

  • knowledge of plant biology, colloidal chemistry and microfluidics,
  • previous working experience with microcapsules synthesis and characterization thereof,
  • previous working experience with scattering methods.

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 admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

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)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is 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.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and  a given part of our values.

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

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberC-2020-1892
ContactAnna Svagan (Hanner), 08-7906449, svagan@kth.se Marité Cárdenas, 040-6657421, marite.cardenas@mau.se
Last application date08.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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