Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

PhD fellow in Astrophysics

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty ofScience at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship inastrophysics commencing 01.10.2018 or assoon as possible thereafter. 

 

The candidate will join the group ofLars Kristensen in the Section of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at theNiels Bohr Institute. The group focuses on understanding the chemistry andphysics of star-forming regions, specifically by observing such regions atmillimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths with telescopes such as the AtacamaLarge Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA), and the SubMillimeter Array(SMA). These observations are coupled with radiative-transfer models to furtherunderstand and constrain the chemistry taking place in these regions.  

 

As part ofthe large program ”Protostellar Interferometric Line Survey of the Cygnus Xstar-forming region” (PILS-Cygnus), the successsful candidate will work onobtaining inventories of complex organic molecules toward ten protostars in theCygnus X region. The candidate will quantify the role the external environmentplays in setting the chemistry. Experience with radiative-transfer modelingand/or analysis of far-infrared/sub-mm data will be an advantage.  

 

Principal supervisor is Lars E. Kristensen, the Niels Bohr Institute, lars.kristensen@nbi.ku.dk, DirectPhone: +45 35 33 32 99. 

 

Job description 

The position is available for a 3-year periodand 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 institute 

 

Formalrequirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degreein physics, astronomy or related field with good results and good Englishskills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis willalso be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. 

 

Terms of employment  

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

 

Terms ofappointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academicsin the State.  

 

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 321,054.6 including annualsupplement (+ pension up to DKK 52,174.92). Negotiation for salary supplementis possible. 

 

Application Procedure 

Theapplication, in English, must besubmitted 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),  
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1 professional referee 

 

TheUniversity wishes our staff to reflect the diversityof society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidatesregardless of personal background. 

 

The deadline for applications is 26.07.2018,23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications willnot be considered.  

 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorizedrecruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of theInterview 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 thefinal selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head ofDepartment, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and theinterview committee.  

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

 

Questions 

For specific information about the PhDscholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Lars E. Kristensen, theNiels Bohr Institute, lars.kristensen@nbi.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 32 99. 

 

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

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

Deadline: 26 July 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Post expires on Thursday July 26th, 2018

PhD scholarship in Quantum Opto-Mechanics

A joint PhD program between the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Queensland (UQ) has been established, and through that program, a PhD stipend is now available. The candidate will study at these two leading universities with supervisors from each institution. The PhD project will be based at DTU, however, at least 6 months will be spent at UQ.

Both institutions are hosting centers of excellence in quantum engineering: DTU hosts the Center for Macroscopic Quantum States (www.bigQ.dk) while UQ hosts the Center for Engineered Quantum Systems (www.equs.org). The PhD project will be embedded in these centers and thus make use of the excellent infra-structure and expertise.

The supervisory team will consist of Professor Ulrik L. Andersen at DTU and Professor Warwick Bowen at UQ.

Quantum optomechanics studies and exploits the interaction of light and moving objects at the most fundamental level and has proven a fertile testbed for foundational aspects of quantum mechanics. At the same time, quantum optomechanics offers a promising route for realizing a range of novel quantum sensing and information processing technologies.

The PhD project aims to develop and demonstrate novel optomechanical systems tailored for exploring the interface between quantum optomechanics and non-classical states of light, and also the quantum interface between light and micro-waves fields. These interfaces are of utmost importance for the development of quantum information technologies where quantum computing is often performed in the microwave regime whereas quantum communication is often performed with light. It is therefore important to connect the two regimes at the quantum level.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate will be part of a team dedicated to the design and development of a novel opto-mechanical system.

Some of the tasks involved are:

    design and construction of a cryogenic opto-mechanical setup with optical access for the investigation of an opto-mechanical system in the quantum regime,mechanical and electronic development in close collaboration with our machine shop and electronic engineers,numerical simulation and data analysis,programming of experiment control software, mostly in Python.

Other content of the position:

    You are willing to travel and work on tasks together with our international partners.We also expect you to supervise a limited amount of MSc and BSc student projects.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in physics, engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree.

The candidate should be highly motivated, creative and dedicated to carry out research of highest standards. A background in experimental physics or engineering and experience in one or more of the following methods is an advantage:

    designing and constructing cryogenic optical setups,mechanical oscillator design,optical phase stabilization,fiber optics,Python programming.

The candidate should be fluent both in written and spoken English.

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 candidates will be made by the supervisory team: Professor Ulrik Lund Andersen and Professor Warwick Bowen. Questions should be directed to Ulrik Andersen, ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ulrik L. Andersen, Ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk.

Information about the QPIT section and the center of excellence bigQ at DTU Physics may be inquired from www.fysik.dtu.dk/english/Research/QPIT and www.bigQ.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 5 August 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 5 August 2018
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Sunday August 5th, 2018

Postdoc in theoretical condensed matter physics 987085

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in theoretical condensed matter physics, Dirac materials and materials simulation.

The position is available from 1.9.2018 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
We have an opening for a postdoctoral position in theoretical condensed matter physics, Dirac materials and in materials simulation.
The position will be funded by the VILLUM Centre of Excellence for Dirac Materials (www.villumcdm.org), with resources shared between Aarhus University and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stockholm (www.nordita.org). The main mission of the centre is the prediction, realization and characterization of novel Dirac materials in a broad sense. To this end, the centre combines advanced theoretical and computational electronic structure approaches with a broad range of experimental tools spanning synthesis, structural characterization and electronic structure investigations in Aarhus and Nijmegen.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in physics.

Additional qualifications for this project:
Experience with performing Density Functional Theory simulations.
Basic knowledge of topological band theory and experience in characterizing topological order from ab-initio simulations.

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

There is funding for 2 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc.

Applications should include a CV and publication list, a statement of research interests and three letters of reference.
Applicants are encouraged to contact Nicola Lanata (lanata@phys.au.dk) and Philip Hofmann (philip@phys.au.dk) before submitting their application.

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

Industrial PhD: Developing fluorescent aptamer sensors for high-throughput screening of secretory phenotypes in droplets

One of the main goals of synthetic biology is to re-engineering organisms to produce valuable biomolecules and chemical compounds in a cheaper and more efficient way. With recent progress in DNA synthesis and assembly, genome editing and automation we have become highly efficient at designing and building production strains. However, this has generated a new bottleneck, since the throughput with which we create libraries now exceeds the throughput with which we can phenotypically assess the strains we generate. It has recently been shown that fluorescent RNA aptamers can be used to screen for efficient production strains in a microfluidics platform1. RNA aptamers can be selected to bind to an extremely wide range of target molecules, making aptamers remarkable general sensors. Sensors based on fluorescent aptamers have been described and quantitative dose-response relationships have been established for many of these aptamers

To read more please follow this link http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/opencalls/calls-on-specific-projects/august-2018/industrial-phd-developing-fluorescent-aptamer-sensors-for-high-throughput-screening-of-secretory-phenotypes-in-droplets/

Post expires on Wednesday August 1st, 2018

Postdoc Position in Mass Spectrometry and Microscopy-based Proteomics

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark invites postdoc applications for the project “Spatiotemporal analysis of the centrosome and primary cilium proteome during ciliogenesis and the cell cycle” at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense for up to three years, available from 1 September 2018. Application deadline: 7 August 2018.

Centrosomes in animal cells contain a pair of evolutionarily conserved barrel-shaped centrioles embedded in a matrix of pericentriolar material (PCM). This cellular platform influences the morphology of the microtubule cytoskeleton, provides the base of primary cilia, and harbours signalling molecules with functions throughout the cell cycle, during development, and in physiology. The molecular composition of centrosomes and cilia has been defined using multiple experimental methods and strategies. This provides a framework to further understand the dynamic assembly and the functional role of these cellular structures at a molecular and ultrastructural level and to explore how dysfunction contributes to disease.

The proposed project focuses on these research themes and involves international collaboration between partners from the Human Protein Atlas at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm, the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal, the Koç University, İstanbul, and the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The position is funded by Independent Research Fond Denmark.

We are seeking extremely motivated, organized, and skilful scientists. Candidates for the position should have a background in cell biology or mass spectrometry-based proteomics. Also, fluorescence microscopy, molecular biology, and familiarity with computational data analysis will be greatly valued. The person should have a good level of written and spoken English.

The research group is located at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and offers an international, collaborative, and interdisciplinary working environment in the area of molecular and cellular biology. The applicant will have access to a unique collection of state-of-the art mass spectrometers and complementary technologies in protein science including advanced instruments for cell imaging.

For further details please contact Professor Jens S. Andersen, e-mail: jens.andersen@bmb.sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 7 August 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Tuesday August 7th, 2018

Doctoral student for Bioplastic Production from Waste Streams

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Chemical Engineering

Transition into a circular economy is imperative to reach key goals in the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Addressing this challenge includes development of the next generation carbon-neutral wastewater treatment technologies to turn carbon-rich waste streams into new bio-based chemicals and materials.

Production of bioplastics from carbon rich waste streams can be a future sustainable alternative to conventional petrochemical-based plastic production. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are building blocks of bioplastics and can be synthesized by microorganisms using various carbon sources (substrates). Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA), which can be produced e.g. from municipal wastewater, are viable low-cost substrate candidates.

The aim of the PhD project is to demonstrate a zero-waste strategy that turns municipal wastes, into functional carbon sources. The specific aims are to develop a microbial consortium for highly efficient PHA production from SCFA-rich streams and to develop a feasible PHA extraction method. The findings will provide the opportunity to elevate the developed technology from lab-scale to pilot-scale.

The project will be a collaboration between the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Gene Technology at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health. The project will be connected to other on-going research projects at the two departments.

What we offer

Eligibility

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

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

A suitable background for this position is a Master of Science degree in microbiology, chemistry, environmental biotechnology, chemical engineering or related fields.

Selection

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

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

In addition, the candidate should have good oral and written communication skills in English, be highly motivated for doing scientific research and have well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills as well as an interest and curiosity for multi-disciplinary problems in the context of environmental science, microbiology and chemistry.

Target degree: Doctoral

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.

Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH’s website.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue a PhD, what are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum 2 pages long.
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Names and contact information of 2 references

Other

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

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH´s Doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2018-0895
Contact
  • Zeynep Cetecioglu Gurol / Bitr. Universitetslektor, zeynepcg@kth.se, +46 8 790 82 51
  • Anders Andersson / Universitetslektor, anders.andersson@scilifelab.se, +46 8 5248 14 14
  • Kerstin Forsberg / Universitetslektor, kerstino@ket.kth.se, +46 8 790 64 04
Last application date 10.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Wednesday August 1st, 2018

Doctoral Candidate Position in Superconducting Qubits

A Ph.D. position in the field of circuit electrodynamics is available in the Kvantti group, Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University, Finland. Our team is doing research on circuits consisting of superconducting qubits and resonators – presently one of the most promising platforms for future quantum computers and quantum simulators. Moreover, we explore additional applications of these devices for emerging quantum technologies such as supersensitive detection.

 

We are looking for a bright, motivated researcher to join our team. You should have excellent study records in physics or related disciplines up to the level of M.Sc. (awarded or expected soon). Prior laboratory experience in the fields of mesoscopic physics, nanoelectronics, cryogenics, microwave electronics, circuit design, clean-room techniques, and instrument programming is a plus. We also encourage applications from theorists with strong interests in developing analytical models and numerical simulations, and who are interested in working closer with experimentalists.

 

The successful candidate will have the chance to become an expert in the fast-developing field of quantum simulation and quantum information processing with superconducting qubits. You will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and micro- technologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment in nanofabrication, cryogenics, microscopy, and electronics. The skills that you will acquire during your Ph.D. are currently in very high demand both in academia and in high-tech companies: at present, there is a significant level of investment from private and governmental funding agents in the field of quantum technologies.

 

The starting salary of a Ph.D. student is 2448€/month, and it increases as you progress in your research and studies. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will be made initially for two years, then extended to another two years after a successful mid-term progress review. The total duration of Ph.D. studies is four years.

 

This position is funded by the Academy of Finland under the Center of Excellence Quantum Technology Finland (QTF).

 

To apply, please send the following documents as a single pdf file:

 

  • letter of motivation
  • CV including publications (if any) and description of skills/previous experience
  • degree certificates and academic transcripts
  • contact details of at least two academic advisors (or letters of recommendation, if already available)

 

For further informations please contact the group leader (Doc. Sorin Paraoanu) at firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. To send the documents, please use the link “Apply for this job” at the bottom of this page and e-mail a copy to the group leader.

 

Applications are invited immediately. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2018. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified: therefore, we encourage you to contact the group leader or send an application as soon as possible.  Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not applied during the announced application period.

 

Studying at Aalto University: As a Ph.D. student in the Kvantti group you will be part of a vibrant community working on quantum technologies. You will have the opportunity to discuss on a daily basis and collaborate with theorists and experimentalists working on related topics. The group is also part of the Centre for Quantum Engineering at Aalto University.

 

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students: it is the largest university in Finland focusing on education and research in technology, science, business, and arts. Finland is a safe, stable country, enjoying a high standard of living and quality of life.  The Kvantti group is located in the Otaniemi campus (Espoo), one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe.

 

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Post expires on Friday August 31st, 2018

Two Doctoral Candidate Positions in Plasma Physics

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.

Two fully-funded doctoral candidate positions are available in the Fusion and Plasma Physics Group,

Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Aalto University (http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/fusion/).

The positions are full time for 4 years, subject to successful mid-term evaluation after the second year, and available starting September 2018 and January 2019. The topics of the positions include kinetic and gyrokinetic theory and computations, and structure-preserving discretization methods. As PhD students at Aalto University, the candidates will have access to an outstanding program, with competitive salary and benefits.

 

Qualifications: Both candidates are expected to possess a Master’s degree in physics or mathematics, or to achieve one before starting at the positions. The research environment is international, requiring good command of English, both written and oral. Both positions also require good knowledge of classical mechanics and electromagnetism. Previous experience in high-performance computing and plasma physics is considered a plus, but not a requirement. Willingness to travel within Europe and to USA is expected to collaborate with project participants and to attend conferences.

 

Position 1: The candidate will work together with Dr. Eero Hirvijoki and a collaborative team of scientists from Finland, USA, and Germany to find structure-preserving discretization schemes for the Vlasov-Maxwell-Landau system of equations. The student is expected to have good knowledge of variational principles and Hamiltonian mechanics. Differential geometry and understanding of the geometric structure of mechanics will be considered a significant benefit. Experience in high-performance computing is not a requirement, but the candidate should understand the basics of programming.

 

Position 2: The candidate will work with Dr. Timo Kiviniemi as a member of the ELMFIRE team (www.elmfire.eu). The aim of the project is to test the limits of gyrokinetic theory which includes both code development and theoretical derivations. The student is expected to have good knowledge in at least two of the following topics: plasma turbulence, numerical algorithms, Hamiltonian mechanics, high-performance computing, particle-in-cell techniques and/or guiding-center simulations.

Applying

To apply for the position, please submit your application as a single PDF file containing (all documents in English). Kindly indicate in you application to which position you are applying (see descriptions above).

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  • CV
  • Transcripts of records and diploma certificate
  • Contact details of possible referees (at least 2)

Apply through the link “Apply for this job” at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for the applications is the 1st of September 2018.

For more information of the available positions, please contact:
eero.hirvijoki(at)gmail.com
timo.kiviniemi(at)aalto.fi

 

Compensation, working hours and site: The starting salary for the position is 2448 euros per month. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The annual total workload is 1 624 hours, and the work site is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus, Espoo, Finland. The contract will be made initially for two years. After an approved mid-term review, the doctoral candidate employment will be extended for another two years.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview on the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University in Espoo or for an interview conducted via Skype. Should there be a lack of eligible outstanding applicants, the application period will be extended. While all applicants who have submitted an application by the deadline will be appropriately considered, Aalto University reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the announced position.

About Aalto University: We are a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business, and whom 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. The campus of the School of Science is located on the Otaniemi peninsula in Espoo, within the metropolitan area of Helsinki.

 

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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

PhD fellow in Astrophysics and Cosmology

Section of Theoretical ParticlePhysics and Cosmology, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at Universityof Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Astrophysics and Cosmologycommencing 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The group’s current research iscentered around the Planck and the Deep Space experiments and the nextgeneration of the CMB missions.

Project description 

We areseeking excellent PhD candidates with demonstrated initiative to strengthen andfurther develop the group’s activities during the fellowship.

Thesuccessful candidate will also be expected to participate in the ongoing Planckanalysis and

theupcoming Deep Space experiment, workshop and analysis meetings and contributeto general

”servicetask” in the group.

Principal supervisor is Professor Pavel Naselsky, Niels Bohr Institute, naselsky@nbi.ku.dk

Job description 

The position is available for a 3-year periodand 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

 

Formalrequirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degreein Physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for theassessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previouspublications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment  

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

Terms ofappointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academicsin the State.

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 317.459 including annualsupplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.852). Negotiation for salary supplement ispossible.

Application Procedure 

Theapplication, in English, must besubmitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include  

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

TheUniversity wishes our staff to reflect the diversityof society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidatesregardless of personal background.

Thedeadline for applications is 31/07/2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline forapplications will not be considered.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorizedrecruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of theInterview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selectedapplications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of thecommittee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by theHead of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committeeand the interview committee.

The maincriterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and theabove mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested toformally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read moreabout the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions 

For specific information about the PhDposition, please contact Pavel Naselsky, email: naselsky@nbi.dk.

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

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

Deadline: 31 July 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute

Phone:
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Post expires on Tuesday July 31st, 2018

Doctoral student in physics, within the discipline of materials science

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

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

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

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

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

More information is found at: www.ftf.lth.se, www.nano.lth.se

Work duties
The main task for the doctoral student will be to conduct research education which includes work with research but also to master graduate courses

Within this project, the candidate will develop growth and characterization of nanowires interesting for energy harvesting, especially with respect to nanowire tandem junction solar cells and light emitting diodes, and will contribute to the development of x-ray characterization of nanowire solar cells at MAX IV as well as developing quantized heterostructures for “single photon on demand” character. The candidate will be working in a clean room environment, where metal organic vapor phase epitaxy will be used for synthesis, and scanning electron microscopy, atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition: common clean room tools, will be used for processing and characterization. The PhD student is expected to work independently but in close collaboration with other research groups at the division and within NanoLund.

Admission requirements
A formal requirement for doctoral studies in physics is:

  • a university degree on advanced level within a related field, such as a Master’s degree in physics or equivalent, or
  • substantial advanced course work at the Master level, or comparable, including an independent research project.

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

A person meets the specific admission requirements if he or she has:

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

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

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

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

Other assessment criteria:

We expect that your undergraduate studies include courses in solid state physics, quantum physics, and thermodynamics. The research is to a large extent interdisciplinary, and a broad competence profile and experiences from relevant areas of physics, materials science and nanoscience are of special value. The ability for skillful laboratory work is essential, including crystal growth, scanning electron microscopy, XRD and experience in working in a clean-room environment. Important personal qualities are, beside creativity and a curious mind, the ability to work both independently and in a group and experience in the scientific interaction with researchers from other disciplines and in other countries.

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment Snarast
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/2242
Contact
  • Magnus Borgström, +46462221494, magnus.borgstrom@ftf.lth.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
12.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday August 12th, 2018

Get your graduate degree at a top 100 university – The Graduate School of Science and Technology

The Graduate School of Science and Technology at Aarhus University is looking for a number of bright, enthusiastic and ambitious candidates who are interested in pursuing a PhD education.

The University is located in Aarhus, Denmark, which provides international students with a safe and stable environment, a high standard of living and a wealth of social opportunities. Besides having an excellent reputation that enables our PhD graduates to find outstanding employment prospects, Aarhus University offers attractive working conditions, research support and campus resources. Read more about all the benefits here.

Applications are accepted from college students and graduates with an academic record corresponding to a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Application deadline is 1 August 2018, with a starting date of 1 November 2018 or later.

Read more about the Call and apply online here.

We offer a number of PhD positions in the following programmes:

Post expires on Wednesday August 1st, 2018

Two PhD fellowships available at the DynaMo Center of Excellence

Two PhD fellowships are available at DynaMo Center, a Center of Excellence within plant biology funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center is located at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
The positions commence 1 October 2018 or at a later date decided upon mutual agreement.
In DynaMo, we take a pathway-centric approach to understand molecular processes – synthesis/turnover, transport, regulatory network, metabolite sensing, pathway engineering –  across cellular, tissue and organismal levels. We apply multidisciplinary approaches in well-connected projects within our model system. This creates a vibrant research environment with excellent opportunities for the young scientists to advance their competences in multiple directions.
We are currently looking for  two PhD scholars within the following topics:
1. Glucosinolate transporter complement. The project includes identification, biochemical characterization and in planta validation of transporters of the glucosinolate defense compounds. (Principal investigator: Professor Barbara Ann Halkier)
2. Glucosinolates in synthetic biology. This project aims at producing health-promoting glucosinolates in various heterologous host organisms by pathway and transport engineering. (Principal investigator: Professor Barbara Ann Halkier)
Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student at DynaMo Center are to:
  • Manage and carry out your research project
  • Take relevant PhD courses (30 ECTS)
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Participate in conferences
  • Stay at an international research institution for a prolonged period of time
  • Teach and disseminate your research
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
Special attention will be given to applicants with the following professional and personal qualifications:
  • Documented laboratory work within plant molecular biology and/or protein biochemistry
  • A strong motivation for one of the two research topics listed above
  • Well-developed collaborative skills

Enthusiastic and talented candidates wishing to be trained in holistic thinking and forefront technologies in a creative and dynamic research environment are cordially invited to apply.

Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Biology 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 321,054 including annual supplement (+ pension of DKK 54,900 per year). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Place of work 
The main place of work will be at the DynaMo Center, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen at Frederiksberg Campus, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark. International travel in relation to conferences, meetings and experiments will be part of the position.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
The application must include the following documents:
  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 2 professional referees
  • Documentation of English language qualifications, if non-EU and non-native English speaker
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 29 August 2018, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidates 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 fellowships, please contact the principal supervisor Professsor Barbara Ann Halkier, email bah@plen.ku.dk, phone (+45) 35 33 33 42
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

 

Deadline: 29 August 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday August 29th, 2018

PhD and/or Postdoc positions in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction

There are open positions at either a PhD or a post-doc level for electrochemical CO2 reduction to ethylene.  This project will be take place at DTU Physics, in close collaboration with Siemens with the focus on catalyst optimization for commercial CO2 electrolysis devices.

The project aims to synthesize electrocatalysts using either wet-chemical or vapour deposition techniques in large quantities (~10 gram scale) and then test them for catalytic activity and selectivity towards ethylene.  One of the primary goals of the project will be to produce nanoparticle catalysts that have a specified crystal facet that is optimal for ethylene production. Thus this project will involve fundamental surface science in order to analyse and optimize the catalyst surface i.e. XPS, ISS and other tools available.  From a catalytic testing standpoint, a gas diffusion electrode type electrolysis device with an in-line gas chromatograph will be used as the main analytical tool but also other methods like NMR will be used.  The project will involve electrochemical reactor design, building and modification to ensure accurate and consistent selectivity.  This means that the project will be very hands on and a wide variety of technical knowledge relating to piping, materials characteristics, programming, gas chromatographs and membrane electrode assembly production will all be needed to allow for accurate testing of the catalysts.  Parameters such as electrical potential, temperature, reactant flow rate, humidity and others will all be varied to monitor catalyst performance.

The project will take place primarily in the Surface Science and Catalyis (SurfCat) section at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), but will also involve working with Siemens located at DTU Scion. It is envisioned that the successful candidate will be able to produce catalysts at scalable quantities and test them in an electrochemical device to determine their activity and selectivity at a wide variety of industrial relevant parameters.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will be well-motivated, hardworking, open minded and willing and able to work as part of a team.  The candidate should have either a Masters or a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or a similar field.  It is mandatory that the candidate has extensive experimental experience working with electrochemical reactions. Experience with analytical tools such as gas chromatography, NMR, and HPLC would be very helpful.  The ideal candidate would have experience with high current density electrochemical reactions (gas diffusion electrodes, >100 mA/cm2) preferably in the CO2 reduction field.

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.

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 for Postdoc is for two years.
The period of employment for PHD is three years.

The positions are available from 1st of September 2018.

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 Associate Professor Brian Seger brse@fysik.dtu.dk or Professor Ib Chorkendorff ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk,

Application
Your online application must be submitted no later than 19 July 2018.

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

    A cover letter motivating the application. (Max one page)A curriculum vitaeA list of publicationsCopies of BSc and MSc degree diplomas (and PhD diplomas for those applying for a post-doc position)Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2-3 references.

In the field “Please indicate which position(s) you would like to apply for”, please indicate if you apply for a Postdoc or PhD position.

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

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

Deadline: 19 July 2018
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Thursday July 19th, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in X-ray scattering of Water and Amorphous Ice

Ref. No. SU FV-2052-18

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 31 July 2018.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 230 employees of which 90 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
One postdoctoral opening will be available for an outstanding individual to work with Prof. Anders Nilsson in the areas of x-ray scattering and x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy of water and amorphous ices at x-ray lasers and synchrotron radiation facilities. This particular project aims to understand the glass transition in amorphous ice and dynamics of ultra-viscous water. The position will be placed at Stockholm University but the Postdoctoral Fellow will travel frequently to DESY and XFEL in Hamburg, Stanford/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, SACLA in Japan and PAL in Korea.

The XSoLaS-group in the Division of Chemical Physics at the Department of Physics focuses on three different research areas, beside research on water and hydrogen bonding in liquids, we also investigate fundamental reactivity at surfaces and electrochemical processes, see http://xsolasgroup.fysik.su.se.

Main responsibilities
Reserach within the areas described above.

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. A suitable background is a Ph.D. in glassy or liquid water and/or x-ray diffraction or spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation with a focus on condensed phase studies and/or x-ray high-pressure physics.

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

The successful candidate will be selected based on documented experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific instrumentations and method, analytical skills and team working skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. The candidate should have strong personal motivation with talent for methods development and programming. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as 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 Prof. Anders Nilsson, andersn@fysik.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than deadline for applications via e-mail to: andersn@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-2052-18 + 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: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 31/07/2018

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Post expires on Tuesday July 31st, 2018

PhD student position in transport properties of topological insulator based hybrids devices

The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Information about The Quantum Device Physics Laboratory (QDP)

The Quantum Device Physics Laboratory (QDP) at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience conducts research which extends over a variety of different topics. QDP is therefore divided into three sub groups: Experimental Mesoscopic Physics (EMP), Quantum Devices & Oxide Electronics (QuOx) and the Bolometer Group. Altogether, the QDP lab focuses on studying nano electronic components beyond classical electrodynamics, and explores possibilities to make quantum mechanical effects useful in practical devices.

As a PhD student, you will conduct experimental research on hybrid devices comprising topological insulators proximised with a superconductor and nanowires based single electron transistors.

Major responsibilities
The search for topological superconductivity in nanowires has attracted a lot of interest due to potential applications in the field of quantum computation. An innovative route is to emulate unconventional superconductivity by building a junction from a Topological insulator and conventional superconducting electrodes. The successful applicant will grow TI nanoribbons using various techniques and fabricate TI-based Josephson junction. The devices will be studied under microwave irradiation, applied gate voltage and magnetic field to reveal the novel phenomenology associated to topological protected Andreev bound states relevant for topological quantum computation. TI nanoribbons will also be used to create a topologically protected single electron transistor, the basis for single-electron charge pump that can be used as a metrological quantum current standard. A TI nanoribbon has several potential benefits over conventional materials for accurate charge pumping because of the surface state that are topologically protected from back-scattering, which makes it less sensitive to defects.

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

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

Qualifications
The applicant must hold a MSc degree with strong background in Physics and Engineering.

Applicants should ideally have:
• Performed high-quality research in the area of nanoelectronics
• Experience in nanofabrication of electronic devices (cleanroom environment)
• Experience in growth of Thin films/nanoribbons
• Experience in low-level electronic measurements at cryogenic temperatures
• Strong inner driving force and capabilities for independent work
• Excellent collaboration skills in a research team
• Potential to reach excellence in the research field
• Fluent in English, both oral and written skills
• Swedish skills or an intention to learn Swedish

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180383 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 2nd August, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Floriana Lombardi, e-mail: floriana.Lombardi@chalmers.se
Thilo Bauch, e-mail: thilo.bauch@chalmers.se


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

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Post expires on Thursday August 2nd, 2018

PhD student position in Photonics: Microresonator frequency combs

The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Information about the project

Laser spectroscopy is an invaluable technique for unravelling the atomic and molecular structure of matter. It is a widely used diagnosis tool in several industrial applications, such as the monitoring of combustion processes, remote sensing of greenhouse gases and pharmaceutical quality control.A laser frequency comb is a special type of laser that holds great promise for precision spectroscopy because it allows to probe multiple species at once. This project will investigate a new and emerging laser frequency comb platform on a chip, the so-called microresonator comb, for applications in spectroscopy. This technology could enable precision spectroscopy in a portable and robust platform that renders more suitable for “real-life” applications outside the well-controlled laboratory environment. The project will be done in close collaboration with the RISE institute in Borås and the laser company Thorlabs in Mölndal.

The Photonics laboratory at the Microtechnology and Nanoscience Department (MC2) is a dynamic and creative group with about 30 members working in an international and collaborative atmosphere. We perform both curiosity-driven and applied-research in the areas of optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and fiber optic systems. We enjoy a state-of-the-art laboratory for fiber-optic communications and have access to in-house cleanroom facilities to manufacture photonic devices.

Major responsibilities
You will get training in advanced ultrafast laser technology. The work involves numerical modeling and hands-on experiments with laser frequency comb systems. You will have room to develop and contribute with your own ideas. Although most of the work will be carried out at Chalmers, it is expected that you will have a close collaboration with the partners from RISE in Borås.

The PhD student position is a full-time employment position limited to 4 years. Most of your working time is devoted to your own research project. In addition, the position will normally include 10% departmental work, mostly teaching duties.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment.

Qualifications
You should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar. Experience in optics and photonics in general, and in ultrafast lasers (modelocked fiber lasers, frequency combs, etc.), in specific, is a merit. Fluency in English is required.

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180385 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 31 July, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Victor Torres Company
E-mail: torresv@chalmers.se
Phone: +46-31 772 1904

Dr. Martin Zelan
E-mail: martin.zelan@ri.se


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


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Post expires on Tuesday July 31st, 2018

Doctoral student in Structure determination of protein-based biomaterials

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Chemistry

A graduate student position in a joint project between the Department of Protein Science and Department of Chemistry.

Do you want to help us understand the molecular architecture of some of nature’s strongest materials?

Proteins have great potential to be used to produce new materials for many different applications, such as medical biomaterials or textile fibers. One example of a natural material used in both of these areas is silk. With modern biotechnology we can design protein materials with tailored features. The research project is a collaboration between My Hedhammar’s group, studying recombinant spider silk proteins and Christofer Lendel’s group investigating protein nanofibrils from industrial by-products. The material properties of both of these systems are strongly linked to the molecular structure of the proteins and, in particular, to the way they form beta-sheet structure.

What we offer

In this project we want to study the structure of these materials at the molecular level with solid-state NMR. This method has developed very rapidly in recent years and is today the primary method of high-resolution structural studies of protein nanostructures. The NMR studies will be complemented by electron microscopy experiments.

You will get extensive hands-on experience from protein chemistry, recombinant production of proteins, peptide synthesis, solid-state NMR experiments, electron microscopy and structure modeling.

The work will be supervised by docent/universitetslektor My Hedhammar at the Department of Protein Science and docent Christofer Lendel at the Division of Applied Physical Chemistry.

www.kth.se/profile/myh

www.kth.se/profile/lendel/

Eligibility

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

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

Selection

We are looking for a creative and motivated candidate with a masters degree (or similar) in a subject relevant for the project, e.g. structure biology or biophysical chemistry. Since the project is multidisciplinary, the candidate should also have a strong interest to broaden her/his knowledge and take on new challenges with enthusiasm. We highly value the ability to work independently as well as in group and to take responsibility for the progress of the work. Previous experience from experimental work with solid-state NMR is a strong merit. Proven skills in oral and written English are required.

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

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

Target degree: PhD

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.

Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH’s website.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

  • Applications must include the following elements:
  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue a PhD, what are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum 2 pages long.
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other

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

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH´s Doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2018-0864
Contact
  • Christofer Lendel, Researcher; , +46 8 7908554, lendel@kth.se
  • My Hedhammar, Associate Professor; , +46 8 7909955, myh@kth.se
Last application date 14.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Tuesday August 14th, 2018

Doctoral student in optical materials

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

Job description

In photonics, the capability to tailor the wavelength and spectral properties of laser radiation relies on the ability to structure and engineer the material properties of nonlinear optical materials. This Doctoral student project aims at engineering novel photonic structures in bulk ferroelectric crystals. This is a branching field between material science and optical physics. Engineering of the linear and nonlinear refractive index in the macro- and nano-scale will be the key technology for realization of novel optical devices and components. The project spans from implementation and characterization of photonic devices to fundamental studies of material properties.

The project will be carried out in the laserphysics group, at Albanova University Center. (www.laserphysics.kth.se). The group provides an international and dynamic environment with research areas expanding from optical materials and laser processing to nonlinear optics and laser physics.

The employment is four years with a possibility of maximum up to five years. Up to 20 percent department duties are included in the employment.

Qualifications

A suitable background for this position would be a Master of Science in Physics, Electrical Engineering or Material Science, with a specialization in optics, photonics or laser physics. In addition to the traditional academic merits, a relevant degree project, international experience, and language skills are regarded as advantageous qualifications.

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

Trade union representatives

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

Application

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

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

The application must contain the following documents in PDF format.

  • Statement of professional interest
  • CV
  • Transcripts from university/university college
  • Example of technical writing, e.g., thesis, essay, course report or scientific paper

Others

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary According to the KTH “student ladder” for doctoral students
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2018-0253
Contact
  • Carlota Canalias Gomez, Assoc.professor, +46 70 166 74 77, ccg@kth.se
Last application date 21.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Tuesday August 21st, 2018

PhD student in experimental fuel cell catalysis

Department of Physics at Chalmers

Stimulated by major needs and challenges in science and a sustainable society, the ambition of the Department of Physics is to foster a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We provide a competitive advantage by linking our top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and energy research with world-leading industrial R&D&I projects. We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges, from fundamental physics research, through the development of new materials such as graphene to direct industrial projects generating new inventions. We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meet engineering.

The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between four departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University

Information about the project
Fuel cells convert chemical energy stored in a fuel directly to electricity and can become key components of the future sustainable fossil-free energy system because of their high efficiency and low emissions. This project focuses on low temperature fuel cells for use in automotive, stationary, and portable applications.
The PhD project focuses on fabrication, characterization, and evaluation of well-defined model electrodes to study fuel cell catalyst materials. The successful candidate will use nanofabrication and thin film techniques in the MC2 clean room to fabricate samples and detailed physical characterization will be carried out. The PhD position is part of a larger national fuel cell project with academic partners at Lund University and KTH in Stockholm and several industrial partners. The work at Chalmers will be conducted in close collaboration with the group of Applied Electrochemistry at KTH.

The main theme at Chemical Physics is the development of sustainable energy systems by using heterogeneous catalysis for alternative fuel production, emission control, energy storage, and fuel cells. The research is interdisciplinary with strong connections between fundamental and applied sience. Chemical Physics is a dynamic and international environment that strives for scientific excellence through teamwork and joint experimental and theoretical efforts. The activity within heterogeneous catalysis is a part of the national Competence Centre for Catalysis at Chalmers.

The experimental activities at Chemical Physics focus on nanofabrication of well-defined materials, physical characterization using a range of microscopy and spectroscopy techniques such as SEM, TEM, AFM, XPS, XRD, EDX etc., and measurements of chemical reactions with high precision. Our goal is to bridge both length and time scales to understand reactions at an atomic level. Close collaboration with theoretical efforts within the group enables us to unravel fundamental reaction mechanisms and processes.

http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ap/research/chemicalphysics/Pages/default.aspx

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as PhD student is to perform research within the project at Chemical Physics. Collaboration with theoretical and experimental efforts in the Chemical Physics group at Chalmers and the Applied Electrochemistry group at KTH is also included in the position. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry and the public sector.

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

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

Qualifications
Necessary qualifications for the position are:
(1) The candidate has to be able to work independently as well as in collaborations, locally at Chalmers and with other universities.
(2) Good skills in communicating scientific results in written and spoken English

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180352 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 1st of August 2018

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Björn Wickman, Chemical Physics, bjorn.wickman@chalmers.se, 031 772 5179


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


Read the job description at the university homepage

 

Post expires on Wednesday August 1st, 2018

PhD student in Medical Radiation Physics with a focus on Radiotherapy Physics

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

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

The department of Medical Radiation Physics is engaged in research and education in ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and its use mainly in medical applications. The major areas are radiation therapy, X-ray diagnostics, nuclear medicine including both diagnostics and therapy, as well as magnetic resonance imaging. Dosimetry and health aspects are of central importance in all of these areas. The research activities are mainly clinically oriented and often pursued in close cooperation with Skåne University Hospital.

Description

The Radiotherapy Physics research group aims at the development of personalized, adaptive radiotherapy, where the treatment is planned and delivered based on continuous dosimetric and radiobiological assessments. With this goal we strive to optimize the clinical processes for multi-modality imaging and active motion management, improving the dosimetric methods for treatment planning, delivery and verification with high precision in space and time, and advancing our radiobiological understanding to enable accurate modelling and prediction of the response of target and risk organs to fractionated radiotherapy.

To advance the activities in the area of radiobiology, the department has recently acquired a dedicated x-ray source for radiobiological research. This infrastructure will provide a platform for research groups working in the field of experimental radiobiology and pre-clinical radiotherapy, for instance regarding the development of the combination of radiotherapy and immunotherapy. One important question in this context concerns the optimization of radiotherapy with respect to time, dose and fractionation.

We are looking for a doctoral student in Medical Radiation Physics with a focus on radiotherapy physics, for project work within dosimetry and mathematical modelling in relation to experimental radiobiology and pre-clinical radiotherapy.

Job assignment

The main task of the successful applicant is to engage in his/her own research education, which includes participation in research projects as well as postgraduate courses. The assignments also include participation in teaching and supervision in the Medical Physics education program, and in other institutional work (equivalent to a maximum of 20%). The research task will mainly focus on the development of dosimetric methods for experimental radiobiology and pre-clinical radiotherapy, and the development of mathematical models to describe the results from radiobiological experiments. By performing dosimetric calculations and simulations based on radiobiological models, the employee is expected to generate new hypotheses for continued experimental studies. The employee will work in close collaboration with other groups, who use the x-ray source in various radiobiological research projects.

The focus of the project lies in the field of Radiotherapy Physics, and the operations are located at the department of Medical Radiation Physics in Lund. The experimental part of the work will be performed primarily on the department’s new dedicated x-ray source for radiobiological research.

Qualifications

The applicant will have to fulfil basic as well as special eligibility requirements for doctoral studies in medical radiation physics. Basic eligibility is fulfilled by the student who has obtained a degree at advanced level, has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or in some other way within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Special eligibility is fulfilled by the student who has completed a university degree in Medical Physics (or equivalent foreign degree), or has completed another university education for basic qualifications (240 higher education credits) and has undergone courses with at least 60 higher education credits, directly relevant to the doctoral student education at the postgraduate level, and completed a thesis of at least 30 higher education credits.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Basic knowledge of dosimetry, treatment planning, radiotherapy, and radiobiology.
  • Demonstrated interest in solving complex modelling problems through programming.

Meriting:

  • Carried out a degree project within radiotherapy physics.
  • Documented experience of programming and computer modelling.
  • Good knowledge in English
  • Licence to practice as a Medical Physicist, as the activity will be related to clinical equipment and hospital environment.

Great emphasis is placed on good cooperation and ability to benefit from the education.

Eligibility

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

Application

The application should be made online. An incomplete application will not be processed.

The application must contain:

  1. CV
  2. A copy of the degree project at the magisterial level (or equivalent)
  3. Copies of certificates and documents that the applicant wishes to claim

Conditions

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment According to agreement, at the latest 2018-09-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1269
Contact
  • Christer Ceberg, Professor, +46 46 17 39 85, crister.ceberg@med.lu.se
  • My Geborek, HR Officer, +46 46 222 48 53, my.geborek@science.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date 12.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Sunday August 12th, 2018