Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

PhD fellow in Organic synthesis, Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in design and synthesis of molecular electron donors and acceptors for organic photovoltaics commencing 01.10.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The student will also be affiliated to Sino-Danish College (SDC), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Description of the scientific environment

The research group of Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen at Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry is seeking a creative PhD student with a strong background in organic synthesis chemistry. The group focuses on to design, synthesize, and study advanced functional molecules, in particular π-conjugated molecules. Activities are rooted in organic synthesis. We offer a creative, international and strongly interdisciplinary work environment.

The student has to spend 12 months in the group of Prof. Zhixiang Wei, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, CAS, China. This stay is part of the overall research project to be conducted.

Project description
The project aims at developing novel molecular electron donors and acceptors for organic photovoltaics. In comparison to commonly employed donor polymers in photovoltaics, small-molecule donors have several advantages, such as well-defined molecular structures and molecular weights, electronic properties that can be finely tuned by functionalizations, better crystallinities, the possibility to easily introduce functional groups that can be tuned to control morphology, and good solubilities to allow for various ways of material processing. In regard to electron acceptors, there is today strong focus on replacing Buckminsterfullerene (C60) acceptors with other small-molecule electron acceptors that have better optoelectronic tunabilities, lower costs of production, and higher stabilities. The project is rooted in organic synthesis and will combine the expertises of the two groups within molecular engineering using benzodithiophenes and expanded structures thereof (Prof. Wei, CAS, China) and indenofluorene-extended tetrathiafulvalenes and ladder-type polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (Prof. Nielsen). Redox-active chromophore molecules will be designed to reach optimum HOMO-LUMO gaps and to reach optimum morphology requirements. The control of electronic properties, self-assembly at the nanoscale, and morphologies is crucial for obtaining high photoconversion efficiencies of photovoltaic devices. In addition to synthesis, the project will involve spectroscopic and electrochemical studies as well as device fabrication and studies.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen Department of Chemistry, E-mail: mbn@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 51 70 01 44.

Job description

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

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay 12 months at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, CAS, China and to contribute to the educational activities of the Master’s programmes at SDC, Beijing.
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements
To be eligible, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) in chemistry or nanoscience with good results and good English skills. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database

Furthermore, as the fellowship also requires admission at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) it is only open to non-Chinese citizens. Due to Chinese national regulations, Chinese citizens are not allowed to be admitted to UCAS through foreign universities. They are instead encouraged to apply for enrollment on a PhD programme through UCAS.

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 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The PhD student must pursue a double degree according to the rules and regulations of the Danish university, UCAS and SDC which include passing a Chinese language and Culture course.

The PhD student must apply for admission at UCAS within one month after enrolment at the Danish university.

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

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 02.7.2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen Department of Chemistry, E-mail: mbn@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 51 70 01 44.

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

Deadline: 2021-07-02 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Friday July 2nd, 2021

Postdoc in Cavity Optomechanics with Bulk Acoustic Modes

Are you also intrigued by the possibility of exploring macroscopic quantum phenomena? And do you want to pursue your scientific career in a world-leading research environment? Then please continue reading.

At the Center for Macroscopic Quantum States (bigQ) at DTU Physics, we seek an excellent, ambitious, and proactive experimentalist for a 2-year postdoc position to drive a recently initiated experimental project in the highly topical field of cavity optomechanics with bulk acoustic modes, and in close collaboration with a PhD student establish a state-of-the-art setup.

Our motivation is to investigate the Brillouin optomechanical coupling of bulk acoustic modes of crystalline resonators to an optical cavity field, and the first scientific objective is to demonstrate low-threshold strong coupling. The long-term visions include both fundamental investigations of macroscopic quantum phenomena as well as quantum information processing applications of the platform.

bigQ is a Danish national Center of Excellence in quantum information science and technology. The purpose of the center is to explore quantum physics in new macroscopic regimes, deepening our understanding of quantum physics, and speeding up the development of emerging quantum technologies. Our main focus is basic research, but we strongly encourage and support innovation and industry partnerships.

The center offers a stimulating and diverse working environment, comprising around 45 people (with 17 nationalities) including Faculty members, PhD students, postdocs, engineers and an administrator.

The project in short
Bulk acoustic optomechanics is a fast-developing field which has gained increased attention in recent years due to the direct access to the motional quantum ground state of bulk macroscopic systems and the ability to obtain ultra-long-lived high-frequency phononic modes.

In the first phase of the project, we will investigate the Brillouin optomechanical interaction in a room temperature setup but will later on transition to low temperature studies. In close collaboration with professionals in engineering and manufacturing of high-precision optical and mechanical assemblies, we have developed an innovative cavity system for operation at milli-Kelvin temperatures in our dilution refrigerator. We are confident that the system will provide us with the required competitive edge to reach our goals and deliver high-impact scientific results.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The project will be carried out in the optomechanics team of the bigQ center, including 4 PhD students, a Research Process Scientist, and one senior researcher. The team currently conducts research into optical feedback cooling of micro-mechanical resonators, development of ultra-coherent mechanical devices using topology optimisation, and theoretical quantum optomechanics. We expect you to actively engage in the team and contribute to and make your expertise available to all of the team’s activities.

We are looking for an exceptional physicist with extraordinary talents and outstanding drive. In particular, we are looking for academic excellence and/or demonstrated scientific achievements. We also expect you to have a strong ability to conceive new ideas, construct high-performance experimental setups, take initiative and leadership, and secure progress of the experimental work on a daily basis. Essential is your internal drive to achieve significant and ground-breaking results.

We expect you to,

  • be excited about large challenges and enjoy solving them.
  • have an extraordinary drive towards achieving groundbreaking results.
  • enjoy working in a team, be excited about sharing your expertise with other group members and at the same time have an open-minded spirit.
  • love physics discussions and participating in thoughtful conversations.
  • make things work and deliver!

Further qualifications
You should be motivated and dedicated to do research of the highest standards, be able to work closely with other team members, and share our values of scientific curiosity and creativity. We require demonstrated expertise in experimental quantum optics, preferably with proficiency in optomechanics and ideally also with experience in cryogenics. Expertise in some of the following areas is expected:

  • design and construction of room temperature optical setups,
  • cryogenics
  • homodyne tomography,
  • fiber optics,
  • electronics development,
  • numerical simulations,
  • Python programming.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Ulrik Andersen (Center Leader), ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk

You can read more about us on www.bigq.dk and www.fysik.dtu.dk/english/Research/QPIT

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

The project is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 5 July 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

DTU Physics is a modern department with an emphasis on strong professionalism. We want to be elitist in physics and we demand a lot of our employees and students. We focus on research, teaching and innovation in areas with fundamental challenges and application potentials. We cover areas such as surface physics, materials science, computer-based material calculations, fluid dynamics, biophysics, plasma physics and quantum physics, and we encourage collaboration between the areas. Applications range from sustainable energy and the materials of the future to quantum technology. 

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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-05 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on Monday July 5th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Advanced Carbon Micro- and Nanofabrication for Electrochemical Energy Systems

Are you an engineer motivated by challenging tasks in micro- and nanofabrication? Are you keen on advancing research in miniaturized integrated devices for energy harvesting and storage? We are looking for a skilled PhD candidate to develop novel strategies for highly integrated 3D carbon micro- and nanoelectrodes as part of the project ‘Pyrolytic Hierarchical Organic Electrodes for sustaiNable Electrochemical Energy Systems (PHOENEEX)’, which is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. The overall vision of PHOENEEX is to develop sustainable electrochemical energy systems. In this context, you will work in close collaboration with several researchers in an interdisciplinary team.

You will be affiliated with DTU Nanolab, where we conduct cross-disciplinary research and apply micro- and nanotechnology to a wide range of scientific disciplines and applications. The Biomaterial Microsystems group is a highly ambitious group, pursuing research on microfabrication of 3D polymer and carbon structures and devices and their application in drug delivery, bioelectrochemistry and sustainable energy.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The overall vision of PHOENEEX is to develop a miniaturised biobattery. For this purpose, we will investigate novel approaches for the fabrication of 3D carbon microelectrodes (3DCMEs) with highly tailored material properties, large surface area and hierarchical architecture using pyrolysis. In this process, patterned polymer precursors are exposed to high temperatures (> 900 °C) in inert atmosphere (N2 or Ar) and converted into pyrolytic carbon. We will apply the 3DCMEs to i) improve the efficiency of energy harvesting in microbial fuel cells and ii) enhance temporal storage of the harvested energy in microsupercapacitors (µSC).

The specific aim of this PhD project is to implement and optimize novel strategies for cleanroom-based micro- and nanofabrication of 3DCME. Methods such as photolithography, deep reactive ion etching, plasma polymerization and pyrolysis will be investigated to maximize electrode surface area and minimize the distance between two terminals of interdigitated electrodes. The structural and electrical properties of the electrodes will be investigated and the electrochemical performance will be assessed. 

The fabricated 3DCME will be the “hard-ware backbone” for the project and their functionality will be evaluated in collaboration with other members of the project team.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • plan and execute experimental research in the DTU Nanolab cleanroom facilities
  • develop and optimize novel processes for fabrication of 3D carbon electrodes
  • fabricate 3DCME with high electrode surface area and structural definition in the µm-range
  • perform structural, electrical and electrochemical characterization of the 3DCME
  • collaborate with an interdisciplinary research team in a focused scientific effort
  • contribute as teaching assistant at DTU Nanolab and supervise BSc and MSc student projects

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in micro- or nanoengineering, physics, mechanical engineering, material engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. You must have hands-on experience in micro- and nanofabrication. You are able to interact with researchers in a very interdisciplinary environment. A high grade average and excellent English language skills are decisive to be considered for the scholarship.  

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 Prof. Stephan Sylvest Keller, Prof. Henri Jansen and postdoctoral researcher Babak Rezaei (DTU Nanolab)

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 Prof. Stephan Sylvest Keller, suke@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Nanolab and the Biomaterial Microsystems group at www.nanolab.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 12 July 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:

  • 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)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your 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. 

DTU Nanolab is a common infrastructure and research facility located at and fully owned by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. The core facilities consist of a large cleanroom and a state-of-the-art electron microscopy center inaugurated in 2007. The research activities carried out at DTU Nanolab span from nano- and microfabrication with Silicon-based materials, carbon and polymers to the highly sophisticated analysis of nanoscale materials in hard and soft matter. Since 2018, DTU Nanolab is extended to provide expertise in soft matter from small molecule complexes to biological cells. 

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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-12 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Nanolab

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Post expires on Monday July 12th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Fabrication and Characterization of Quantum Light Source

The Quantum and Laser Photonics Group at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, is seeking a candidate for a PhD position. The PhD student will work in the field of microfabrication and quantum optical characterization of sources of single indistinguishable photons based on semiconductor quantum dots. The position is offered with support from the European Research Council.

Solid-state sources of single photons are expected to play an important role in various quantum information applications, such as secure communications, quantum computation and metrology. These applications require deterministic on-demand emission as well as high efficiency, purity and indistinguishability of the emitted photons. A promising platform for a deterministic single-photon source (SPS) is based on the semiconductor quantum dot (QD) in a solid-state environment. Until now the activities at DTU Fotonik have been limited to theory and modelling of SPSs, but with this opening we are launching also an experimental activity in this field.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will participate in a project team with several senior researchers and PhD students, which will design and fabricate quantum-dot-based SPSs meeting all the requirements of the quantum information applications. The focus of this PhD project is the experimental activity, including the microfabrication and the optical characterization of the devices.

We will grow wafers with cavities with Stranski-Krastanov randomly distributed semiconductor InAs QDs surrounded by distributed Bragg reflectors in collaboration with the University of Würzburg. We will subsequently identify the randomly positioned QDs using an optical imaging technique, and we will etch pillar structures around the QDs. The lithography will be done using a combination of UV and e-beam lithography, and the etching will be performed using reactive ion etching, and possibly also wet chemical etching. The structures will be electrically contacted in order to use the Stark effect for stabilization of the local charge environment. For the optical characterization, the devices will be characterized placed in a cryostat and the QDs will be excited using resonant or quasi-resonant optical excitation. We will then characterize the single-photon emission in terms of purity, indistinguishability and efficiency. The experimental activity will take place in a close feedback loop with the theoretical activity to take into account the experimental results in subsequent design iterations, and the entire project team will discuss promising opportunities for next-generation SPS designs.

The candidate is thus expected to

  • Perform spectroscopy and optical imaging of QDs.
  • Perform UV and e-beam lithography.
  • Perform reactive ion etching and wet chemical etching.
  • Perform metal deposition.
  • Implement a setup for optical device characterization.
  • Characterize the devices in terms of efficiency, purity (Hanbury Brown-Twiss) and indistinguishability (Hong-Ou-Mandel).
  • Supervise project students.
  • Contribute to the development of new SPS designs.

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. Additionally, the candidate must have passed an introductory course on quantum mechanics. The candidate must describe his/her previous experience with quantum mechanics in the cover letter (see below).

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 Associate Professor Niels Gregersen, Assistant Professor Battulga Munkhbat and Assistant Professor Luca Vanucci.

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 Assoc. Prof. Niels Gregersen, ngre@fotonik.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3789. (Applications submitted by email will not be considered, instead you should use the on-line portal described below.)

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english.  

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 31 July 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:

  • 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)
  • Name and email address of at least one reference, e.g. your MSc project supervisor.

You may apply prior to obtaining your 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.

DTU Fotonik has 220 employees with competences in optics. In a typical year, DTU Fotonik educates 55 PhD students from more than 25 countries and our student numbers are constantly growing. As one of Europe’s largest public photonics research departments, DTU Fotonik covers a multitude of optical disciplines ranging from fundamental light-matter interaction and optical telecommunications to applied research and innovation. Our research topics include optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Saturday July 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Pyrolysis of Waste to Synthetic Fuels on Cement Plants

We offer you a unique opportunity to join DTU Chemical Engineering & industrial partners in the development and study of a new waste pyrolysis process yielding sustainable liquid fuels. You will be based at DTU Chemical engineering the CHEC research group in a dynamic research environment. The project will include collaboration with several industrial companies and will provide research with both an international and practical impact. The PhD project is part of a broader project team and you will work together with both industrial and academic experts in the field. The team will develop a new concept for producing synthetic liquid fuels from waste on cement plants.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The overall aim of the PhD project will be to optimize a pyrolysis reactor system that can be applied as an integrated part of the preheater system on a cement plants. This will mainly be done by using a laboratory set-up to investigate the influence of a broad range of waste types and operation conditions with respect to obtaining high oil yield and high oil quality. Samples from measurements campaigns at a FLSmidth owed pilot plant will furthermore be collected and characterized.

More specifically the position will be part of the following tasks:

  • Participate in the further development of a laboratory pyrolyzer and a tar collection system
  • Provide an assessment of pyrolysis oil quality as a function of waste type, raw meal calcination level and operation conditions
  • Collaborate with industrial partners on an up-scaling of the pyrolysis system
  • Obtain an improved fundamental understanding of pyrolysis when applying cement raw materials in the process
  • To interact with the other partners of the project for data analysis and design suggestions

You must have a two-year master’s degree within Chemical Engineering (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Knowledge and/or experiences pilot-scale reactors and pyrolysis 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 Senior Researcher Peter Arendt Jensen, Professor Anker Degn Jensen and Senior Researcher Brian Brun Hansen. 

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 tel.: +45 4525 2849, e-mail paj@kt.dtu.dk.  

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

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 30 June 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:

  • 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)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your 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.

Sustainable processes and products
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 transform waste into green energy and thereby reduce the CO2 emission on cement plants.

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 12,900 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: 2021-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.

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Post expires on Wednesday June 30th, 2021

Two PhD positions in the field of chemical fingerprinting and reactive multiphase flow in cement

Individual research projects

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for two PhD positions in the field of chemical fingerprinting and reactive multiphase flow in cement. These two positions are closely linked within the same project and is part of a larger project portfolio relating to safe and sustainable abandonment of oil wells in the Danish North Sea Chalk reservoirs. DHRTC was established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU in 2014 as part of a national strategy for energy, the research Centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of hydrocarbons from the Danish North Sea sector. When the oil field approach the end of the production lifetime, the procedures of abandoning and safely closing the wells poses challenges to the materials involved. DHRTC has initiated a research program with a focus on solutions to the techniques and materials required to seal abandoned wells and the monitoring of closed wells.

Project 1 – Characterization of crude oil tracers by fingerprinting
This project will focus on the detailed chemical characterization and identification of specific compounds which can be used as tracers for hydrocarbon leaks in cement structures in wells. The chemical analysis will performed by spectroscopic techniques (IR and UV) and high resolution mass spectrometry (2D GC-TOF-MS and LC-HRMS) and other analytical techniques. The interaction between fluids and cement will be tested in conditions in flow experiments in the laboratory.

Project 2 – Reactive multiphase flow in cement
The project will utilize coupled simulations to address the fate and transport of multiphase flow from reservoir to well top side. The model will consist of a complex reaction network considering microbial activity and cement-steel-water-hydrocarbon and chemical interactions. The main purpose is to study the relevant processes that may occur during the transport of fluids from reservoir or overburden layers to the surface through annulus of the well.

Qualifications – PhD 1 Characterization of crude oil tracers by fingerprinting
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 in environmental, physical or analytical chemistry or similar fields.

Exceptional skills and interest in physical, organic  and analytical chemistry;

  • Experience with and interest in experimental chemistry;
  • Experience from MSc level with chromatography,  mass spectrometry, IR spectroscopy, chemometrics and separation techniques
  • Strong interest in applied research;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;

Qualifications – PhD 2 Reactive multiphase flow in cement

  • M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Mathematics,  Earth / Environmental Sciences or other relevant areas;
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of reactive flow and transport in porous media (e.g. cement) and wells;
  • A good knowledge of geochemistry is very valuable.
  • Practical experience with scientific programming languages and laboratory work are desirable
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as an independent researcher;
  • Good writing and communication skills in English;

Applicable for all scholarships

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

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

Salary and 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 Karen Feilberg, email: klfe@dtu.dk and Hamid Nick, email: hamid@dtu.dk 

Please do not send your application by email.

You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research

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

Application 
Please submit your online application no later than 1 August 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:

  • 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)
  • Research statement and names and addresses of three references

Please do not include additional documents such as published articles/reports, and copy of course certificates.

In the field “Please indicate which position(s) you would like to apply for”, please indicate your preference of the two advertised PhD projects (title from the above list of PhD projects or individual research projects).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

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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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU

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Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

Postdoc for Electrochemical Synthesis of Ammonia

VILLUM FONDEN have granted 150 million DKK over the period 2016-2024 to The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN). The clear aim of the centre is to phase out fossil fuels and thereby alleviate the negative impact the continuous use these have on the earth’s climate and environment.

This project aims at developing a fuel cell type electrochemical cell that can directly produce ammonia at ambient conditions from electricity, water, and air in a scalable manner. It is based on recent breakthroughs on the lithium-mediated electrochemical ammonia synthesis, and the focus in this project is on finding non-Lithium mediated processes for reducing the energy consumption related to use of Lithium and also avoiding non-aqueous electrolytes. The successful applicant will be a member of a larger ammonia team, which are working at different levels of ammonia synthesis ranging from very fundamental studies under UHV conditions to more applied systems like here announced.

We are looking for a Postdoc to study and understand the fundamental mechanisms involved under aqueous conditions, while optimizing the process, activity, and energy efficiency. This will involve fundamental studies of promising cathode materials and the subsequent electrochemical hydrogenation of metal nitrides or amides formed on these surfaces under aqueous conditions. The project will primarily be working on an already developed pressurized fuel cell device combined with use of a glovebox, potentiostats, and product analysis both quantitatively and qualitatively.

The applicant must have extensive experience in electrochemical reduction and metal deposition, and characterization thereof by methods like XPS, XRD, and SEM. Also, experience with designing and testing fuel cell type electrochemical cell and working with pressurized systems will be considered an advantage. Previous experience with battery research may also be beneficial, but is not required.  The successful applicant must also be capable of supervision PhD-students and master students in the laboratory.

Qualifications
The successful candidate is well-motivated, hardworking, and willing and able to work as part of a team. The candidates should preferably have a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science, but others with key skills relevant to the project could also be considered. 

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is for 1 year. The position is available from 1 September 2021. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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

Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Professor Ib Chorkendorff ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk or Associate Professor Jakob Kibsgaard jkib@fysik.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 1 August 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file and one PDF file ONLY containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A cover letter motivating the application including describing your previous experience. (Max one page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degree diplomas
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references

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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Photoacoustic Microscopy of Neuronal Activity based on Gas-filled Hollow-Core Fiber Lasers

Are you a talented and ambitious researcher? Are you excited about optical fiber technology and neuroscience? Do you enjoy finding working solutions to great challenges?

A 3-year Ph.D. position is available in the Neural Devices and Gas Photonics Group at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. Our group is seeking a highly motivated and talented PhD candidate willing to work on a challenging scientific project in a serious but also friendly and team-work oriented environment in the fields of fiber optics, laser technology and photoacoustic microscopy. The position is partly funded by the Multi-BRAIN project from Lundbeck Foundation and DTU Fotonik. The final goal of the project is to develop a next-generation neuronal imaging system by combining photoacoustic imaging with gas-based lasers.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The overall focus of the project will be the development of a photoacoustic microscope aimed to be a novel system to obtain information about the neuronal activity of the central and peripheral nervous system. The source used for excitation of the photoacoustic signals will be a mid-infrared Raman laser based on gas-filled antiresonant hollow-core fibers. The samples used to characterize the system will range from artificial phantoms to real biological samples.

The applicant’s responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and characterizing the laser source to be used as the central component of the microscopy setup;
  • Designing, building and characterizing the photoacoustic microscopy system;
  • Preparing and characterizing both the phantoms and real biological samples;
  • Developing the Matlab code needed for signal post-processing and image reconstruction.

In completing these tasks, you will work side-by-side with colleagues having state-of-the art knowledge in Raman lasers, fiber technology, imaging and light-matter interaction in biological tissues.

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 in Physics, Materials Science or Engineering. They should also have:

  • Documented experience with experimental fiber optics and lasers;
  • Experience within the field of photoacoustic imaging;
  • Good knowledge of Matlab coding and signal analysis;
  • Basic knowledge of other imaging techniques;
  • Basic knowledge of the functioning of the central and peripheral nervous system;
  • An excellent academic performance record from a good scientific institution.

Candidates are required to have excellent communication skills in English (both written and spoken) and a proven ability to work independently, as well as to plan and carry out complicated tasks.

At the time of recruitment by the host organization, candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers, and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Nationality is therefore not a criterion.

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 Associate Professor Christos Markos.

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 the PhD main supervisor, Associate Professor Christos Markos, phone: +45 4525 6387, email: chmar@fotonik.dtu.dk or from the co-supervisor, Dr. Yazhou Wang, phone: +45 4525 5735, email: yazwang@fotonik.dtu.dk.   

You can read more about the Department of Photonics Engineering at www.fotonik.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 1 August 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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • A brief description on the principle of photoacoustic microscopy and gas-based Raman lasers.
  • 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)
  • List of publications (if any)
  • Recommendation letters

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your 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.

DTU Fotonik has 220 employees with competencies in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors and devices, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

Researcher in Theoretical Physics (A)

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1957. It moved to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007, where it is jointly hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Research at Nordita covers a broad range of theoretical physics including astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics, and statistical physics/complex systems. The research activity of the local academic staff is supplemented by Nordita Scientific Programs, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. There is also ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty and research staff at local universities. Further information about Nordita can be found at www.nordita.org.

Project description
The successful candidate will be working on (a) the analysis of non-autonomous non-linear stochastic differential equations and their associated dual partial differential equations; (b) geophysical fluid dynamics and applications in climate; (c) numerical analysis and machine learning methods for differential equations.  

Main responsibilities
The position includes conducting a strong research program and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita, Stockholm University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Uppsala University, and elsewhere in the Nordic countries. The successful candidate is expected to spend significant time at Nordita, KTH, and SU, building connections between condensed matter, astrophysics and high-energy groups.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
Special importance is given to research expertise shown, for example, through publications. The applicant’s ability to establish and develop collaborations both in research and education is of importance. Expert knowledge within the fields mentioned above is essential for this position.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years. Start date as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, professor Niels Obers, niels.obers@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Deadline: 2021-07-02 at 23:59

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Post expires on Friday July 2nd, 2021

PhD fellow in Experimental Biophysics

Department of physics, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in experimental biophysics commencing 01.12.2021.

Description of the scientific environment
The experimental biophysics group at the Niels Bohr Institute constitutes several postdocs and PhD students and a number of master students who carry out research in diverse areas of biophysics. The main focus is physics of the cell surface including membrane biophysics and biomechanics of the cell surface. More information about the group can be found on this link: https://nbi.ku.dk/english/research/biocomplexity/bendix-lab/

Project description
Virus budding from the surface of infected cells is a key step in the spreading of pathogenic viruses.
Despite its simple composition, the seemingly simple virion particle still remains a threat to humanity as evident from the 500.000 annual deaths resulting from flu epidemics and the recent outbreaks of coronaviruses, COVID-19 and SARS. This project aims at understanding the fundamental physical mechanism behind the enigmatic virus budding and release from the infected cell by addressing how physical interactions between the proteins and membrane facilitate the release of new virions. Physical properties of virus proteins and their interaction with cell membranes have been poorly studied despite the common assumption that viruses bud from raft domains and virus proteins have affinity for cholesterol enriched domains. These assumptions lack solid evidence which can be collected with new technologies as presented in this project. Furthermore, the physical forces involved in the budding process have not been studied and the mechanism behind ESCRT independent viral budding remains elusive. The generic approach presented here to tackle these questions will provide a new understanding of how proteins in general remodel membranes during viral proliferation and other biological functions.

Principal supervisor is Assoc. Prof., Poul Martin Bendix, biophysics department at the Niels Bohr Institute, bendix@nbi.dk , Direct Phone: 35325251.

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

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in physics, nanoscience or similar with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • 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  Sunday 15 August 2021, 23:59 GMT+2.

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Assoc. Prof., Poul Martin Bendix, biophysics department at the Niels Bohr Institute, bendix@nbi.dk , Direct Phone: 35325251.

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

Deadline: 2021-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Sunday August 15th, 2021

PhD fellow in Physics

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering 1-2 PhD scholarship in Biocomplexity commencing 1 December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Scientific environment
We conduct research on a broad range of aspects within the science of complex phenomena in physics. In particular we focus on phenomena on the boundaries between physics, biology and medicine. We engage on topics ranging from pattern formation, morphogenesis, bacterial infections, networks, virus-host interactions, development, stem cells, cellular behaviour, active matter, genetic regulation, and protein aggregation.

We offer a highly creative and exciting research atmosphere at the vibrant border between physics, biology and medicine. The PhD fellowship is given in accordance with Danish legislation and will typically run for 3 years. The salary is set accordingly to Danish Union Contracts which are quite competitive on an international scale. 

Project
This project aims to investigate the use of differentiable programming techniques to combine physical models and techniques from machine learning for applications in biophysical systems. Research areas could include morphogenesis, computer vision, network optimization, disease diagnosis, expert knowledge in neural networks, probabilistic modeling, large-scale model fitting, etc. In general, the student is encouraged to formulate new avenues of research within the activities of the bio-complexity group mentioned above.Experience with biophysical systems and machine learning is a plus, interest in these fields is a must.

Principal supervisor is Julius Bier Kirkegaard, Niels Bohr Institute, julius.kirkegaard@nbi.ku.dk

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

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in physics, mathematics, computer science or any similarly technical field with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous research (if any).

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 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme
The position is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Physics. The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.SU klip)
In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SUbekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during the period of their MSc and PhD studies.

48 PhD grant portions at DKK 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).

'Duty work'
As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered 'duty work'. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing 'duty work' are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of 'duty work' per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). 'Duty work' during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 221.34 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 112,052 (approx. €14,940)

For further information about Part A please see: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional

Associations (AC)
In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 32,304 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 775,311 (approx. €103,374)

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 the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)
  • Example of code written by you that you are proud of (optional)

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 Sunday 12 September 2021, 23:59 GMT+2. 

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

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

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Julius Bier Kirkegaard, Niels Bohr Institute, julius.kirkegaard@nbi.ku.dk

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

Deadline: 2021-09-12 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Sunday September 12th, 2021

Postdoctoral fellow in force-field development for water including machine learning

The Department of Physics and Stockholm University is affiliated to Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN) that supports expat partners with professional events, career-related advice and by building a social network in their new hometown, www.sdcn.se.

Project description
Within the ERC Advanced Grant GAS-WAT (Gases in Water, Prof. Lars G.M. Pettersson, PI) one subproject is to develop a highly accurate force-field for water including dissociation. This will build on advanced electrostatic response for intermediate and long range and machine-learned CCSD(T)-level short-range interactions. This will be coupled with deep neural network training to extend applicability both in space and time.

A particular focus will be applications using, e.g., umbrella sampling to investigate possible special structures in water associated with proposed HDL and LDL environments (Nilsson&Pettersson, Nature Commun. 6 (2015) 8998) and their potential role in dissolution and transport of gases in water.

The theory group of Prof. Pettersson works within the XSoLaS combined experimental and theory group in the Chemical Physics Division at the Department of Physics within Stockholm University (www.xsolasgroup.fysik.su.se).

Main responsibilities
The position involves methods development and implementation of force-field and machine-learning techniques with particular focus on applications to water in its various aggregation states.

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

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

The assessment is based on documented theoretical knowledge and experience relevant to the area, knowledge of and experience in theoretical techniques and methods, analytical and programming skills, ability to work well in groups as well as independently, and personal commitment. Strong motivation is considered a key component for a successful outcome of the postdoctoral research.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2021-09-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Lars G.M. Pettersson, telephone: +46 70 495 1990, Lars.Pettersson@fysik.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-2320-21.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-2320-21 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholms universitet bidrar till det hållbara demokratiska samhällets utveckling genom kunskap, upplysning och sanningssökande.

Deadline: 2021-07-04 at 23:59

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Post expires on Sunday July 4th, 2021

PhD Fellowship in Petroleum Technology

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Petroleum Technology at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering. The position is vacant from September 2021.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree.

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Science and Technology. The education includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

The appointment is for three years of research duties exclusively.

Research topic

The PhD Fellow will be affiliated with the following project “Settled barite as annular barrier – characterization and refinement”.

Barite settling is a technical challenge which several researchers and drilling fluid engineers have been studying it for the last four decades. The result of barite settling from drilling fluid (e.g., during well construction) could be well control issues, stuck pipe, etc. In addition, settled barite can create challenges during slot recovery operations when cut & pull is necessary. 

Barite settles differently in drilling fluids. For example, barite will settle more quickly in oil-based drilling fluids (OBM) than in water-based (WBM). Still it is expected that a sediment’s cohesive forces may be stronger in settled volumes from WBM than from similar volumes in OBM. Furthermore, this cohesive force may depend on the chemical composition of the drilling fluid and the drilling fluid components’ aerobic and anaerobic degradation. 

Laboratory experiments have shown that pure barite particles may not provide sealability, however, in combination with other chemicals present in drilling fluids, the sealability may be achieved. One should also note that operational experiences (during cut & pull operations) have shown that solidified settled barite can be experienced. 

In this project, the main objective is utilizing settled barite as annular barrier for maintaining well integrity and as permanent annular barrier. To achieve the main objective, the work is divided into two main sections to be conducted in parallel by the candidate: investigating settled barite as unconsolidated sand, and creating consolidated barite.  

The objective of the study includes:

  • Reviewing operational data and literature.
  • Studying requirements and developing qualification procedures to qualify settled barite as annular barrier.
  • Determination of barite plug formation in different types of drilling fluids, including establish measurement procedure and sample preparation and measurement of wet barite powder rheology.
  • Determination of barite plug consolidation for different types of sediments, including development of measurement methods and investigation of consolidation.
  • Quantifying maximum pressure that the created barrier could withstand.

Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal (approx 1000 words) for a doctoral project within the project described above, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment.

During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final project description.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, or chemistry or similar, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. 

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subject that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • having a background either in chemistry, well cementing, laboratory activities, material science, rheology, fluid mechanics or elasticity
  • having authored or co-authored publication(s) in international conferences or journals
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) og Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country
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We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 491 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

The university aims to recruit more women within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Mahmoud Khalifeh, tel: +4751832130, e-mail: Mahmoud.khalifeh@uis.no or Head of Department Øystein Arild, tel: +4747672710, e-mail: oystein.arild@uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +47 51831419, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.UiSrektorkjede

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • project proposal, a project proposal template can be found here
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • documentation on competence in the English language if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation. 

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS. 

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the English text takes precedence.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,900 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The faculty has established close cooperation on research with NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre AS) and the regional industry. A number of master’s and doctoral theses are made in collaboration with the industry. The faculty has established research collaborations with universities in the US and Europe, and has developed academic environments that are at the forefront internationally. These include Petroleum and Offshore Technology as well as Risk Management and Societal Safety, which constitute two of the university’s strategic focus areas. The faculty has about 2,800 students and approximately 400 employees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Structural Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning.

Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering carries out research and offers study programs at all levels in Drilling Technology, Natural Gas Technology, Petroleum Engineering and Energy Technology. The department has established close research collaboration with the Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE) and the oil industry. The department focuses on internationalization, with development of English lingual study programs and high mobility among academic staff and students. There are currently 90 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and 750 students at the department. 

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Deadline

15th July 2021

Post expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

Ph.d. Fellowship in Organic Chemistry

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Department of Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering. The position is vacant from August 1st, 2021.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree.

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Science and Technology. The education includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

The position is linked to the project “Metal-organic framework for the separation and recovery of critical metals (MOFSORBMET)” funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN).

About the project

The PhD Fellow will be affiliated with the MOFSORBMET project. The main idea of MOFSORBMET is to develop nanomaterials for adsorption-enhanced recovery of critical metals from sources and waste (mine tailing, batteries, magnets etc.). Increasing of the recovery and recycling of metals offers an opportunity to boost the share of clean energy technology in the energy sector and secure the metal supply driven by circular economy.

The goal of the project is to develop such as Metal-organic frameworks, Zeolitic imidazole framework, and Porous coordination networks for adsorption-enhanced recovery and separation of critical metals from mining and waste.
 
The successful applicant will mainly contribute to the synthesis of multifunctional (phosphate, carboxylate, imines) organic molecules for MOFs and ZIF synthesis. The applicant will also perform post-synthetic functionalisation of nanomaterials. 

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within Organic Chemistry, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

Practical experience with modern organic synthesis and experience with spectrometric methods (NMR, MS, IR) for characterization of organic compounds, will be strongly emphasized.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2021, you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subject that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • solid theoretical knowledge in organic synthesis and practical skills in the laboratory
  • experience with broad variety of synthetic techniques and characterizations methods. Experience with metal-organic frameworks and withdevelopment of chemicals for metal separation is beneficial
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

You must attach a cover letter explaining your interest in the project and the relevance of your background and experience.

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) og Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country
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We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 491 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered in special cases. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

The university aims to recruit more women within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position and project description can be obtained from Associate Professor Sachin M. Chavan, e-mail: sachin.m.chavan@uis.no, Associate Professor Kåre Bredelli Jørgensen, e-mail: kare.b.jorgensen@uis.no or Head of department Ingunn W. Jolma, e-mail: ingunn.w.jolma @uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-consultant Rosa Andrade, tel: +47 518 31 191, e-mail: rosa.c.andrade@uis.no.UiSrektorkjede

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • cover letter explaining your interest in the project and the relevance of your background and experience to the position. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • documentation on competence in the English language if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation. 

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS. 

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the  text takes precedence.

Campus flyfoto

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,900 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The faculty has established close cooperation on research with NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre AS) and the regional industry. A number of master’s and doctoral theses are made in collaboration with the industry. The faculty has established research collaborations with universities in the US and Europe, and has developed academic environments that are at the forefront internationally. These include Petroleum and Offshore Technology as well as Risk Management and Societal Safety, which constitute two of the university’s strategic focus areas. The faculty has about 2,800 students and approximately 400 employees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Structural Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning.

The Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Technology offers study programs at all levels within the areas Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Environment. The department is responsible for basic tuition in chemistry at the faculty. There are currently about 60 employees including doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and 230 students at the department.

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Deadline

25th July 2021

Post expires on Sunday July 25th, 2021

Doctoral candidate in Fluvial Research

Application closes on

6.8.2021

Place

Department of Built Environment

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

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

Water and Environmental Engineering Research Group at Department of Built Environment Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for

Doctoral candidate position in Fluvial Research

Research area and responsibilities: The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with a project titled “Reconstruction of river system – impacts of dam removals on hydro-morphodynamics and ecosystems (RECRIVER)”. The project will focus on analysing hydrological, geomorphological and ecological effects of three consecutive dam removals and related river restoration (Hiitolanjoki River case study site), and prepare the guidelines for further follow-up impact studies. By applying field measurement and modelling methods, the doctoral candidate will determine, how the river morphodynamics and fluvial processes change when the river transforms from a fragmented one into freely flowing river system. The responses to water quality and sediment loading, and further to aquatic habitats will be analysed during the years immediately after dam removals. In addition to analysing the impacts of dam removals, the research includes future hydro-morphodynamic simulations under changing seasonal environmental conditions of the restored river.

The research plan will be formulated together with the candidate, depending on his/her interests and expertise. The candidate must have a high motivation for research and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team. The work requires participation in field measurement campaigns and their designing, application of a variety of numerical models and spatial data sets, writing of scientific publications and collaboration with the research team. The work is done in collaboration with the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and the University of Eastern Finland, with whom pilot data have been collected from pre-dam removal conditions.

Requirements: A prospective student is expected to fulfill the following requirements.

–        Applicants must have a completed Master of Science degree in a related field.

–        A strong background in hydrological sciences and computational methods is required.

–        Familiarity with morphodynamic models, water quality models, hydrological modeling and spatial analyses is an asset.

–        Knowledge of geoinformatics, quantitative analysis and programming skills are considered as an asset.

–        Ability to work in a team, and willingness to learn.

–        Very good English proficiency.

The applicant must fulfil the requirements for entitlement to do doctoral studies at Aalto University: https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply

Expectations: The applicant is expected to:

–        Publish in top journals and scientific conferences

–        Participate in research proposal preparation

–        Conduct and design field measurement campaigns

–        Participate in modelling and field measurement approach development

–        Guide MSc students 

Research environment: The successful candidate will work under supervision of Assistant Professor Eliisa Lotsari. The successful applicant will have the possibility to cooperate with world-class researchers, participate in developing measurement and modelling approaches within unique dam removal environment, and attend scientific conferences and meetings. Moreover, the research group provides strong support and academic freedom, with possibilities for transdisciplinary collaboration with national and international partners from academia, industry and public sector.

Employment: The position is at the Department of Built Environment and includes limited amount of work as a teaching assistant (5%). The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years. After two years there is a midterm review, and the extension is subject to advance of studies and research. The position should start in fall (September/October) 2021 and is full-time work. Total annual work time 1612 h (no office hours). Starting salary is 2540 €.

The contract includes occupational health services, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Among European cities, Helsinki and Espoo are special in being clean, safe, and close to nature, with a high standard of living. English is spoken everywhere. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university/international-staff-information-package.

To apply, an application must include:

  1. CV including list of possible publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max two A4 pages)
  2. Motivation Letter with a summary of previous research experience (master thesis for example) and a statement explaining the suitability of the candidate for the applied doctoral position (maximum two A4 pages)
  3. A copy of master´s and bachelor´s degree certificates and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English.
  4. An English abstract or summary of the MSc thesis
  5. A proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English, if the applicant is not a native speaker of or educated in any of them.

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with the order specified above).

The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) by 6 August 2021. Email applications will not be taken into account. The application materials will not be returned.

Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not applied during the application period.

For more information

General information about doctoral studies at Aalto University can be found at the “Into” page (https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply). For additional information, please contact Assistant Professor Eliisa Lotsari (E-mail: eliisa.s.lotsari [at] aalto.fi) before 17.6.2021. In recruitment process related questions please contact HR Coordinator Kirsi Kärkkäinen (E-mail: kirsi.karkkainen@aalto.fi) before 2.7.2021.

Espoo 27.5.2021

Interested?

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Post expires on Friday August 6th, 2021

Postdoc in Fiber Lasers and Supercontinuum Sources

If you aim at scientific excellence and want to establish a career as a scientist within fiber lasers and supercontinum sources and their high-level applications within imaging and spectroscopy, then we have the ideal opportunity for you. Come and be a part of the new “Table-Top Synchrotron” project and one of the world’s strongest groups in this field in our quest to develop supercontinuum sources that outcompete synchrotrons from the deep-UV down to 33 nm to the mid-IR up to 15 µm.

To cover this enormous bandwidth you will be making 4 supercontinuum sources, or beam lines, based on gas-filled hollow-core fibers, silica and soft-glass fibers, such as fluoride and chalcogenide fibers, that we make in-house. As a necessary part of going to 33 nm you will collaborate with meta-material scientists to make novel beam shaping and higher-harmonic generating fiber tips, and you will make your own dedicated pump lasers in collaboration with the company NKT Photonics. You will design and develop your own supercontinuum sources and supervise several PhD students also hired on the project. In total 6 PhD students and 3 postdocs will be hired on the project within the next 3 years.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your primary responsibility will be to make thulium fiber lasers, both mode-locked and modulated diode pumped lasers and apply them for supercontinuum generation and frequency combs. In particular you will be in charge of the UV source and making a world-record spectrum extending to 33 nm. You will also be a co-supervisor of PhD students working on the project.

We therefore require you to have strong experimental qualifications within fiber optics and fiber lasers and to really document a drive to build things yourself and finish projects with high-profile publications.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ole Bang, oban@fotonik.dtu.dk, mobile: +45 2721 3805 or telephone +45 4525 6373. 

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english

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 19 July 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

Photonics at the international forefront
DTU Fotonik has 220 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-19 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Monday July 19th, 2021

Postdoc in Chalcogenide Fiber Fabrication

If you aim at scientific excellence and want to establish a career as a scientist within fabrication of optical fibers and their application within sensing and supercontinuum generation, then we have the ideal opportunity for you. Come and join one of the world’s strongest groups within supercontinuum technology and be an integral part of our quest to develop mid-infrared supercontinuum sources that extend further and further into the mid-infrared with more and more average power.

In particular you will be a part of the large EU project TRIAGE on Ultra-broadband infrared gas sensors for pollution detection (https://triage-project.info/) with a range of industrial and academic partners from across Europe. In TRIAGE your role will be to fabricate custom chalcogenide step-index fibers for the consortium that will allow the responsible companies to make high repetition rate supercontinuum sources that extend past 10µm. The fabrication involves all steps, from making chalcogenide glasses to extruding preforms and drawing fibers, all in our dedicated clean-rooms. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your primary responsibility will be to make chalcogenide core and cladding glasses, co-extrude these into preforms and draw them to step-index fibers that guide to past 10µm. We therefore require you to have strong experimental qualifications within glass chemistry, but also a desire to work with the fibers afterwards with an aim towards advanced characterization and applications.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ole Bang, oban@fotonik.dtu.dk, mobile: +45 2721 3805 or telephone +45 4525 6373. 

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english

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 19 July 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

Photonics at the international forefront
DTU Fotonik has 220 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-19 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Monday July 19th, 2021

Postdoc in Grid Integration of Large-Scale Water Electrolyser Plant and Hybrid Energy Plants

Today, a multi-stack modular electrolyser could reach a capacity of multi-MWs. It is commercially available and could be coupled with renewable energy plants, like wind turbines and PVs, to deliver green hydrogen. Optimal sizing and integration of the modular electrolysers into a large-scale electrolyser plant, e.g. hundreds of MWs, will be the next tipping point for achieving cost-competitive green hydrogen production.

At the Department of Electrical Engineering, we are looking for an ambitious young researcher for a 2-year Postdoc position to work on the topic “Grid integration of large-scale water electrolysers”. The Postdoc will be part of a research group working on smart grids, integrated energy systems and P2X integration into the power system.

Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Postdoc project aims at developing applicable solutions for integrating large-scale waster electrolyser plant, particularly using Alkaline electrolysers, into the power system from an electrical engineering perspective. 

Your primary responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Develop dynamic electrical simulation models for water electrolysers.
  • Conduct simulation-based investigation of various electrical system designs for large-scale electrolyser plants, w.r.t. voltage level selection, topology design and optimal sizing of power converters, transformers and electrical cabling, etc. 
  • Exam the techno-economic feasibility of innovative hybridization concepts, such as using common DC links to couple electrolyser modules, intermittent renewables (e.g. wind turbine and solar panel) and battery storage etc. .
  • Develop grid-service-oriented control and operation strategies for water electrolysers in the context of the Danish/Nordic/European markets for electricity and ancillary services.
  • Collaborate with other researchers and industrial stakeholders on related topics and contribute to project deliverables.
  • Disseminate the results in peer-reviewed journals and supervise M.Sc., and PhD students.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Furthermore, strong English communication skills are essential. Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious, and are comfortable with meeting deadlines.

More specifically, you are expected to have the following qualifications:

  • Solid knowledge of power system modeling and analysis as well as high power converters.
  • Superior knowledge and experience of power system modeling and simulation tools, e.g. matlab or PowerFactory.
  • Experience with electrical layout/topology design for converter-related power systems/plants/loads.
  • Knowledge of water electrolyser and electricity market would be an advantage but not compulsory.
  • An interest in generating real-world impact and collaborating with the industry.
  • Excellent communication and language skills.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years, starting on 1 November 2021 or soon thereafter.  

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Shi You, tel.: +45 61396266, sy@elektro.dtu.dk

You can read more about Department of Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk and Centre for Electric Power and Energy on www.cee.elektro.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 25 July 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
  • Copy of a single publication that is relevant to the post

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

DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc, and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct excellent research within acoustic technologies, electromagnetic systems, electronics, autonomous systems, robotic technologies, digital energy solutions, interconnected energy systems, electric energy technologies, and not least electrification in many respects. Our Department has more than 200 members of staff.

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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-25 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng

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Post expires on Sunday July 25th, 2021

Postdoctoral Researchers in Gravitational Quantum Physics

Application closes on

31.8.2021

Place

Department of Applied Physics

Position

Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The Quantum Nanomechanics group http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nems/ at the Department of Applied Physics is looking for two outstanding

Postdoctoral researchers

to carry out experimental research on the recently funded ERC Advanced Grant project GUANTUM – Probing the limits of quantum mechanics and gravity with micromechanical oscillators. The goal of the project is nothing less than solving a hundred-year-old mystery of physics: Despite its success at describing phenomena in the low-energy limit, quantum mechanics is incompatible with general relativity that describes gravity and huge energies. The interface between these two has remained experimentally elusive, because only the most violent events in the universe have been considered to produce measurable effects due to the plausible quantum behavior of gravity. In this project, we aim at detecting gravitational forces for the first time within a quantum system. Instead of huge energies, we are interested in extremely low energies. We use mechanical oscillators loaded by milligram masses, and bring two such gravitationally interacting oscillators into nonclassical motional states such as squeezed or entangled quantum states. Initially, we measure the gravitational force between gold particles weighing a milligram, representing a new mass scale showing gravitational forces within a system.

Your role and goals

Postdoc #1 will be responsible for the development and measurement of “quantum gravitational” devices, where the core element is an oscillating silicon nitride membrane that is loaded by a small mass. At very low temperatures achievable in dilution refrigerators, the oscillator becomes nearly isolated from energy losses to the environment, and it can further be brought quantum with microwave optomechanics. You will accommodate these devices into a quantum-limited detection system comprising of parametric amplifiers and real-time feedback to verify the gravitational forces inside the system.

Postdoc #2 will be responsible for engineering aspects of the research: development of the cryogenic system including vibration isolation, cryogenic nanopositioning, optical imaging, and perfecting the microwave measurements.

Depending on the qualifications and interest of the candidates, the roles may be strongly overlapping. Both postdocs are expected to actively participate in instructing PhD students.

Your experience and ambitions

For this challenging research, we are looking for outstanding candidates who are motivated in experimental, low-temperature quantum physics. We require the candidates to have a proven track record in experimental research with similar or related topics, clean room microfabrication, strong interest in micromechanical systems. Additionally, the candidates should be excellent team players. Experience with cryogenics and dilution refrigerators, and skill in theoretical understanding of the studied phenomena, are considered significant assets.

What we offer

The Quantum Nanomechanics team, ambitous but relaxed with a great team spirit, carries out top -notch experimental research on the foundations of quantum mechanics. In our recent research, we have demonstrated quantum entanglement between two micromechanical resonators [Nature 556, 478 (2018), Science 372, 625 (2021)]. With superconducting qubits, we explore processing of quantum information with mechanical motion.

In our more applied research, we lay the foundation for a new generation of devices that use various types of microwave-optomechanical effects for efficient signal processing. We have realized quantum-limited microwave amplifiers and nonreciprocal components to be used in superconducting quantum technology. Besides electromechanics, we are investigating hybrid devices that aim on controlling ferromagnetic magnons using acoustic waves.

The fixed term contract is typically initially for two years. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary for a Postdoctoral researcher is approx. 3700€/month. The salary ranges from 3700€ to 4000€ per month, depending on previous experience. The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.

The workplace will be the Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University, in the premises of the OtaNano national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnologies. OtaNano provides access to all the advanced nanofabrication, nanomicroscopy and measurement facilities and techniques. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland on campus leverages the bridge between research and innovation. Several startup companies working with electronics, cryogenics, and quantum technology have recently emerged in the community. Our team belongs to the national Centre of Excellence – Quantum Technology Finland that is harnessing quantum phenomena for solid-state-based quantum devices and applications. We also belong to the European Microkelvin Platform collaboration.

Ready to apply?

To apply for the position, please submit your application including the attachments mentioned below as one single PDF document in English through the link ’Apply now’ link at the bottom of the web page. 

(1)   Letter of motivation
(2)   CV including list of publications
(3)   Degree certificates and academic transcripts
(4)   Contact details of at least two referees

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2021. The positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are identified. For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Mika Sillanpää, Mika.Sillanpaa@aalto.fi. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Want to know more about us and your future colleaguesYou can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world – YouTubeAalto strategy – Shaping a sustainable future – YouTube and Aalto People – YouTube

About Finland

Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world: https://worldhappiness.report/news/its-a-three-peat-finland-keeps-top-spot-as-happiest-country-in-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland

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Post expires on Tuesday August 31st, 2021

Postdoc on Fundamental Understanding of Electrolytic H2 Evolution in Alkaline Environment

We seek a 2-year Postdoc to carry out research on the fundamental understanding of the H2 evolution reaction (HER) in alkaline environment (AE) by means of in-operando X-ray Photoelectron/Absorption Spectroscopy (XPS/XAS).

The Section of Electrochemistry at DTU Energy carries out research on electrochemical conversion and storage technologies, such as fuel cells, electrolysis cells, flow batteries, and novel types of electrochemical cells for power to X. Our research spans from fundamental understanding of electrochemical materials and processes to fabrication of lab scale components and devices and testing using advanced electrochemical characterization methods and test stations. We work in close collaboration with other Sections within the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, expanding our capacity for materials processing, microstructural characterization, and modelling.

Electrolysis is a key technology for transitioning to a 100% sustainable energy system, as it both enables cost effective and large scale storage of intermittent renewable electricity and provides the means for the production of sustainable fuels and chemicals. Alkaline electrolysis is the most mature and low cost amongst electrolysis technologies, but requires a boost in efficiency and production rate to further lower the price of hydrogen produced to a level that can compete with fossil fuel derived hydrogen. Understanding and fine-tuning the kinetics for HER in alkaline environment is expected to contribute greatly in this direction, and forms the main goal of this PostDoc project.

Responsibilities and tasks
At DTU Energy we are developing electrocatalysts, electrodes, and membranes for advanced alkaline electrolysis cells. We do so by striving for fundamental understanding of the underlying processes that will help guide progress in a rational manner.

This is the philosophy underpinning also this PostDoc project, where we aspire to expand the traditional approach of electrocatalyst development to incorporate also the influence of the electrolyte on the electrified solid-liquid interface. With the help from our international collaborators at Juelich, Germany we will develop and employ novel operando synchrotron X-ray spectro-electrochemical tools to reveal new knobs that can be tuned to control ion transfer and optimize the adsorption strength of key reaction intermediates, leading to improved HER kinetics in AE.

  • You will be responsible for the design, commissioning, and qualification of a flow cell holder customized for the needs of surface sensitive XPS/XAS measurements under accurate electrochemical control.
  • You will carry out detailed electrochemical characterization of selected metal and metal-alloy catalysts in AE, with emphasis on HER kinetics.
  • You will design and carry out operando spectro-electrochemical experiments in synchrotron X-ray beamlines using the developed flow cell holder. This will include the fabrication and characterization of model thin film electrodes using appropriate physical and chemical deposition routes.
  • You will work in close collaboration with our partners from Peter Gruenberg Institute 6 at Juelich, Germany who will guide the flow cell holder development and synchrotron X-ray work, based on their expertise in developing state-of-the-art electron spectroscopy instrumentation as operators of both soft and hard X-ray beamlines at three synchrotron facilities; BESSY II, ELETTRA, and DESY.
  • You will be required to travel to Germany and other synchrotron facilities in relation to the flow cell holder development and to carry out actual experiments.
  • Your PostDoc position is embedded within a larger project, including also a PhD student who will start at approx. the same time as you and carry out research on a closely related topic. The project will also benefit from interactions with the Theoretical inorganic chemistry group (Teoroo) at Uppsala University, who are exploring the dynamic phenomena occurring at the electrified solid-liquid interface through multiscale simulations.
  • Your work will built upon a broad knowledge base on electrochemistry and specialized holder design in the Department, and benefit from our well-equipped and diverse labs and a spirit of knowledge sharing and collaboration within the Department.
  • You are expected to take a leading role in the scientific and practical gearing of your project, proposing the most appropriate way forward, establishing an action and time plan in line with the overall project timeline, and coordinating the required work in the most efficient and productive way possible.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in e.g. Physics, Materials Science, or Physical Chemistry.

As an appropriate candidate you are:

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about the research topic
  • Responsible, sincere, and forthcoming
  • Driven by challenges, forward looking, and pro-active
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team
  • Excited to be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary group
  • Able to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to pursue parallel paths
  • Able to accommodate in your planning time boundaries imposed by the overall project goals
  • Good at communicating and reporting your work in both written and spoken English

Documented experience in one or more of the following specific areas is required:

  • Advanced electrochemical characterization methods
  • Design and commissioning of electrochemical testing infrastructure
  • Alkaline electrolysis cells or other type of electrochemical cells employing liquid electrolytes
  • Physical/Chemical deposition, Electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and other advanced structural and chemical analysis techniques

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

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

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from:

Senior Scientist Christodoulos Chatzichristodoulou, ccha@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 21325057

Head of Section Lars Nilausen Cleemann; lncl@dtu.dk.  

You can read more about the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at www.energy.dtu.dk/english

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 28 June 2021. 

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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

DTU Energy
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, electromechanical converters, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.dtu.dk

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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-06-28 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Energy

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Post expires on Monday June 28th, 2021