Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in Experimental Magnetism

Application closes on

30.4.2020

Place

Department of Applied Physics

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

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

Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in Experimental Magnetism

The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin) group at the Department of Applied Physics is looking for a highly motivated doctoral candidate to work on magnetic phenomena in the subfield of magnonics. The project aims at active control of spin waves in magnonic-plasmonic metamaterials on the micro- and nanoscale, which is relevant for the development of energy-efficient analog computing devices. The project is mostly experimental (high-quality thin-film growth, lithography, high-frequency electronic and magneto-optical characterization) but also includes complementary modelling (micromagnetic simulations, plane-wave method calculations, electromagnetic simulations of high-frequency electronic components). Any previous background and experience in some of these topics is considered as an advantage, but strong candidates from other fields of physics are encouraged to apply as well.

REQUIREMENTS
We are looking for a bright and motivated doctoral candidate with an excellent study record in physics or a related discipline up to the level of MSc (awarded or expected soon). Good command of English (both verbal and written) is a mandatory requirement for the position. Applicants must be motivated to conduct research at the highest international level with the aim at completing the PhD degree within 4 years.

SALARY AND WORKING TIME
The salary is based on the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary is around 2500 €/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 initially be made for 2 years and it will be extended by another two years after an approved mid-term review. The total duration of PhD studies is 4 years.

PLACE AND INFRASTRUCTURE
As a doctoral candidate, you will join the NanoSpin research group at Aalto University (http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nanospin/). The group focuses on cutting-edge research on electric-field controlled magnetism, magnonics and magneto-plasmonics in hybrid nanoscale structures. The NanoSpin laboratory is equipped with instrumentation for nanomaterial fabrication and advanced electronic, magnetic and magneto-optical characterization. Besides, you will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and microtechnologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment for nanofabrication and microscopy (http://otanano.aalto.fi/en/). As a doctoral candidate in the NanoSpin group, you will be part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary research community. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and involves national and international collaborations.

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 400 professors. It is the largest university in Finland focusing on education and research and technology, science, business, and arts. The NanoSpin group is located on the Otaniemi campus in Espoo (10 km from the city centre of Helsinki), which is one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send the following documents as a single PDF file (all document in English):

(1)   Letter of motivation

(2)   CV including list of publications

(3)   Degree certificates and academic transcripts

(4)   Contact details of at least two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available) 

Apply through the link “Apply now!” at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020, but the position will remain open until filled. For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken (sebastiaan.van.dijken@aalto.fi) or Academy Research Fellow Dr. Huajun Qin (huajun.qin@aalto.fi). Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

ABOUT FINLAND
As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. It is the happiest place in the world according to a 2018 World Happiness Report. Finland is the most stable, freest and safest country in the world in 2018. Helsinki is the third best city in the world to live ihttps://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/doctoral-candidate-phd-student-in-experimental-magnetismn according to a 2016 report by Metropolis magazine. Finland has also been ranked 10th in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 of the World Economic Forum.

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PhD Student Position in Measurement Science and Technology

Application closes on

30.4.2020

Place

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

The Metrology Research Institute at Aalto University, Finland, is searching for a PhD student to develop photometric measurements related to LED-based light sources. We have a new European research project starting in this topic. The laboratory carries out calibrations related with lighting as a national standards laboratory. The applicant will also take part in this activity with customers.

We expect the applicant to have a solid academic background in at least one of the following fields: optics and photonics, measurement science and technology, engineering physics, or electronics.

We offer exposure to international research collaboration with established academic and research institutions.

The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2020. The applicants are kindly requested to submit the Cover Letter, CV and the Transcript of Academic Record directly by email to Dr. Toni Laurila.

Further information and applications:
Toni Laurila, email: toni.k.laurila@aalto.fi, tel. +358 50 358 3097
web: http://spa.aalto.fi/en/research/research_groups/metrology/

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Postdoc: Modelling Species’ Range Expansions in Marine Environments

Diary id: PAR 2020/216
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Department of Marine Sciences
Apply by: 2020-04-30

The Department of Marine Sciences (http://marine.gu.se/english/) is Sweden’s most complete academic environment for marine research and education, and it is one of few such institutions in Europe. The Department of Marine Sciences, founded 2015, brings together expertise in physical oceanography, marine chemistry, marine biology, marine geology, and marine heritage conservation. Thus the department has excellent opportunities to meet future challenges in marine research and education. The Department of Marine Sciences is located with permanent staff in Gothenburg and at the research stations Kristineberg and Tjärnö on the Swedish west coast north of Gothenburg.

Subject area

Applied Physics/Theoretical Biology; Evolutionary Biology

Subject area description

Climate change related effects commonly induce changes in species distributions. Under a warmer climate it is expected that species distributions change to fit their optimal temperature range. Climate-induced movement will, in most cases, have demographic consequences, and populations at the front of the expansion wave will have low genetic variation. Earlier models show that at the front of an expanding population genetic diversity is controlled by local population size, migration rate, degree of fragmentation of the expanding population and strength of natural selection. However, many of the assumptions in the existing models are overly simple for most wild species (e.g. haploid species, fully sexual or fully clonal reproduction, non-overlapping generations, symmetric stepping-stone or Gaussian dispersal functions, and, in many cases, homogeneous and temporally stable environments). In the project in which the postdoc will work, we aim to deliver new and adequate modelling tools, with which it will be possible to analyze size, quality and structure of the available habitat (“green infrastructure”) needed to mitigate loss of genetic variation during species movements largely induced by human activities.

Empirical genome-wide genetic data are available for several marine species that recently (8000 years ago) expanded their distributions over the steep salinity gradient shaping the Baltic Sea ecosystem, each species with its current range margin at a specific position along the gradient. This postdoc project aims to address two questions: (i) How did expansion 8000 years ago change the genetic structure and content of the populations today, taking into account the impact of gene flow, habitat structure and reproductive biology of the species? (ii) What will happen with these already marginal populations under the increased stress from climate change (warmer and lower salinity)? First, theoretical models will be constructed and iterated. Second, the models will be parameterized with empirical data for target species, and model results will be validated against the spatial patterns of genetic diversity within and between the populations of the target species. Thereafter the results will be used to try to predict future distributions of these species under different climate scenarios and habitat structure (e.g. availability of marine reserves and “green infrastructure”).

Job assignments

The candidate will join an international team with both theoretical and empirical competences, working on the evolutionary biology of marine species including the genetics of recently expanded species in the Baltic Sea transition zone. The team is based at the Department of Marine Sciences, with permanent working places both at the research station Tjärnö Marine Laboratory, and at the campus in Gothenburg. Intense collaboration has been established with University of Sheffield for many years.

The candidate is expected, in collaboration with the rest of the team, to perform the modelling work on species’ range expansions including development of the mathematical model, implementing it using individual-based spatially-explicit computer simulations, and analyzing model results both numerically and analytically. The work also includes tests of the model by comparing model results with the available empirical data on present species’ distributions and their spatial genetic patterns using standard software and custom scripts, but also using novel scripts specifically developed within the team to ease and improve the model-data comparison. In addition, the candidate is expected to present the results of the analyses in manuscript(s) and at conferences, and communicate the findings at various dissemination activities. The candidate is also expected to take part in other research-related activities at the department, and within the research group in particular.

Eligibility

Qualified for appointment as postdoc is a person who has been awarded a PhD degree in a subject area relevant for the position no longer than 3 years ago. Relevant subject areas for this position are population genetics, theoretical evolutionary biology, mathematics/physics with previous experience from population genetics/theoretical evolutionary biology or equivalent academic disciplines. A candidate with a foreign degree that is judged to be comparable is also eligible.

The candidate should have earlier deep experience with modelling population genetics, including experience with writing his/her own computer simulations in Matlab, and/or C/C++, and/or Mathematica (or equivalent), and/or experience with statistical analyses of genetic data in a population or evolutionary context. Experience with SLiM is considered an advantage.

Assessment

Scientific proficiency will be the primary criteria for the assessment of merits.

The scientific proficiency is assessed with a focus on the candidate’s capacity and earlier experience of working in the field of theoretical population genetics.

The assessment is based primarily on scientific publications and on participation in international conferences and workshops. The successful candidate will be chosen based on an overall assessment of proficiency and potential within the subject area, the potential and ability to independently carry out the duties of the position, and the abilities to communicate and cooperate with others.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months
Extent: 100%
Location: Department of Marine Sciences in Gothenburg
First day of employment: As agreed

For further information about the position

Please contact Assistant Professor Dr Marina Rafajlović (marina.rafajlovic@marine.gu.se), Professor Kerstin Johannesson (kerstin.johannesson@gu.se), or Professor Roger Butlin (r.k.butlin@sheffield.ac.uk).                          

Unions

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

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system, and submit the following documents:

  • Personal letter
  • CV, including a complete list of publications, and record of received research grants (with amounts).
  • Copies of maximum 5 accepted publications (including bioRxiv manuscript but not unsubmitted manuscripts).
  • Description of scientific expertise, and a brief description of the applicant’s contributions to the scientific publications listed in the CV.
  • Description of other merits, for example, boards of trust, outreach activities.
  • Other documents that the applicant wish to be considered.
  • Names of 2-3 reference persons.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2020-04-30

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

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

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

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Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Doctoral students in Materials Engineering, 3 positions

Karlstad University / Department of Engineering and Physics

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Background
The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology invites applications for three doctoral studentships in materials engineering at the Department of Engineering and Physics. The department teaches engineering students for exams on bachelor, master and doctoral levels.

In the department’s materials science research group, researchers from different disciplines participate in a well-equipped laboratory with advanced material analysis and testing. The research is often accomplished in projects with a focus on the technical applications in groups of collaborative industries. The research is on relations between microstructure, mechanical properties and the technical application. Materials engineering is a part of the larger materials science group at Karlstad University, which covers areas as applied mechanics, materials engineering, materials physics and physical chemistry.

Duties
The main duties involve to participate in the research project “AMHiPP – Advanced Materials for High Performance Products”, and to follow the doctoral student (post-graduate) training up to a doctoral exam in materials engineering.

As a doctoral student, you will participate in the AMHiPP project for research on advanced metallic materials in high performance products. The AMHiPP project is funded by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation, the industrial partners (Curtis Wright Surface Technologies AB, FBT Bredaryd AB, Gestamp HardTech AB, GKN Aerospace AB, Sandvik Powder Solutions AB, SECO Tools AB, Uddeholms AB and Voestalpine Precision Strip AB) and Karlstad University. More information is found on www.kau.se.

The post-graduate positions are about properties of advanced high strength materials (tool steels, strip steels, hard metals, superalloys) manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured (3D-printed) materials. Studies will be undertaken on the material’s microstructure, mechanical and tribological testing are performed, and advanced material analysis methods are used, e.g. electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and synchrotron light based methods. Theoretical modelling of material properties are also a part of the research work. Manufacturing of new alloys in the research group’s 3D-printer is included as well.

We are recruiting three doctoral students, and the positions have somewhat different descriptions. It is important that you in your application state the order of priority of your interest in the three different positions, see heading “Application” below.

Post-graduate A, is directed toward properties of additive manufactured materials and studies of their microstructures dependent on processing parameters, and its relations to the material’s mechanical properties.

Post-graduate B, is directed toward properties of advanced high strength materials manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured materials and their mechanical properties as fatigue and defect tolerance.

Post-graduate C, is directed toward properties of advanced high strength materials manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured materials and analysis of their structure through advanced analysis methods, as by synchrotron light studies.

A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral programme consists of 240 higher education credits, including the doctoral thesis. Departmental duties, such as teaching, or other tasks, may be allocated up till 20% of full-time. Normally, the doctoral student performs its work at the working place.

Eligibility
For admission to doctoral studies applicants must meet the requirements of both general and special eligibility (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35)

Applicants who have a Master’s degree of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 credits at Master level, or who have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad, meet the general eligibility requirements.

Special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in materials engineering requires applicants to have a Master’s degree within the field of mechanical engineering, or within nearby fields as material science, physics and chemistry. The one who not fulfils the special eligibility requirements but in other ways has acquired corresponding knowledge may after special evaluation become eligible.

Admission and assessment criteria
For admission to doctoral studies an applicant must be judged to have the ability required to pursue the programme successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment.

Assessment is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to assimilate the doctoral studies.

Special weight is given to:
Completed education with materials engineering specialization.

Considerable weight is given to:
Documented knowledge on engineering materials microstructure and their mechanical properties.

Experience of metallographic studies and mechanical testing. Modelling and simulation of materials structural and mechanical properties.

Experience of research and development project within the field of the present knowledge area.

Qualifications of merits are:
Industrial and technical experience of activities within the present knowledge area.

Karlstad University places great weight to personal qualities such as ability to cooperate, to exercise good judgement, to take responsibility, to commit to activities, and to have a positive attitude to colleagues and students.

Terms of employment
Upon admission to doctoral studies, a studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information
Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation.  We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.

Application
Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

Application should include:

– Letter of application with description of your background and your interest in the position,

– List of qualifications (CV),

– Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,

– Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,

– Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,

– Letter of recommendation, if possible,

– Give an order of priority (1-highest, 2-middle, and 3-lowest) on the focus of the doctoral position you prefer, Post-graduate A, B and C.

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi, and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to: Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för hälsa, natur och teknikvetenskap, Elisabeth Wessling, 651 88 KARLSTAD

State the ref. no: REK2020/86

Last day of application: 2020-04-24

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.  

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/86
ContactJens Bergström, Professor, +46 54 700 1259Lars Johansson, Head of department / Professor, +46 54 700 1677
Union representativeDenita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 54 700 1434Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 54 700 1714Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, +46 54 700 1404
Last application date24.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Friday April 24th, 2020

PhD position in Computer Science, programmable networks

Karlstad University / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Background

A PhD position in computer science, focused on programmable networking, is available within the Distributed Systems and Communications (DISCO) Group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University. Research within DISCO is focused on computer networking, cloud computing and next-generation technologies such as programmable networking, SDN/NFV and 5G. The position is part of a collaboration with Red Hat Research. Red Hat contributes to many applied research projects relevant in the open source world, including high-performance programmable networking solutions using e.g., eXpress Data Path (XDP) and eBPF.

Duties

The PhD position is focused on programmable networking solutions and how to define, design and implement them. The work consists of developing and evaluating new architectures and mechanisms to provide coherent and comprehensive support for programmable networking in Linux. To accomplish this, in-kernel technologies such as XDP and eBPF will be used.

The candidate is expected to carry out research in this area by combining implementation work with practical experiments, simulations and/or emulation of networks and protocols. Knowledge and/or experience within one or more of the areas of communication protocols, kernel programming, practical work with Linux/Unix, network simulation/emulation, and data analysis are therefore desirable. It is required that the candidate has very good programming skills, as well as proficiency of the English language (written and spoken).

The candidate is expected to work independently, as well as in teams, enthusiastically advancing the technology frontline. A majority of the work will be done in cooperation with other scientists and engineers from Red Hat, and it is therefore desirable that the candidate is able to perform well in collaborative work and has experience of working in projects.

Per agreement between Karlstad University and Red Hat research, all intellectual property resulting from the research should be dedicated to the public. Furthermore, developed software should be offered through an open source license and research results submitted for publication in openly available literature.

Eligibility

Eligible for this position are candidates that meet the general admission requirements as well as the specific admission requirements and be judged to have the ability otherwise required to pursue the programme successfully.

A person who has earned a master’s degree of at least 240 ECTS credits of which at least 60 ECTS credits are earned for studies at master’s level, or who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge, has general eligibility for admission.

A person with a Master’s degree (60 credits) in computer science, a Master’s degree (120 credits) in computer science or a Master of Science degree in computer technology has special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in computer science. A person who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired equivalent qualifications also has special eligibility.

Admission and assessment criteria

For admission to doctoral studies an applicant must be judged to have the ability required to pursue the programme successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment of the candidates’ abilities to successfully pass the research education.

Considerable weight is given to personal qualities such as ability to cooperate, to exercise good judgement, to take responsibility, to commit to activities, and to have a positive attitude to colleagues and students.

Terms of Employment

Upon admission to doctoral studies, a studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation.  We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.

Application

Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

Application should include

  • Letter of application with description of your background and your interest in the position,
  • List of qualifications (CV),
  • Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,
  • Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,
  • Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,
  • Letter of recommendation, if possible.

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi, and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:

Karlstad University

Att. Emelie Hessel

Faculty of Health Science and Technology

651 88 Karlstad Sweden

Mark all documents with the application registration number DNR REK2020/44

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/44
ContactDr Per Hurtig, 054-700 2335
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404
Last application date15.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday May 11th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Materials Chemistry with focus on halide perovskites) / Tutkijatohtori (Materiaalikemia)

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

The Photonics Research and Innovation Flagship (PREIN) is a multi-disciplinary competence cluster focusing on the development of light-based technologies. PREIN is a national network that gathers the cutting-edge expertise in Photonics in Finland, including Tampere University, University of Eastern Finland, Aalto University and VTT research center. PREIN is one of the 6 Finnish Flagships funded by the Academy of Finland. The Flagship program is a northern fleet of excellent science, successful collaboration and solutions for tomorrow. Its rationale is to support future knowledge and sustainable solutions to societal challenges and seeks to advance economic growth by developing new business opportunities. Combining the resources and infrastructures of its partners, PREIN covers all the Photonics value chain, from fundamental research to applied research, seeding industrial collaboration, supporting mobility and career development.

PREIN develops light-based technologies for applications in life science, energy-saving, ICT, and environmental monitoring. The partners have complementary expertise and skills, ranging from the design and fabrication of nanomaterials and optical components to system integration and instrumentation development. Our research focuses on light field control, new materials and structures, and the development of light sources with tailored characteristics, all seeding to the development of novel technologies ranging from e.g. portable sensors, to LIDAR for environmental and industrial monitoring or smart photovoltaic modules for eco-efficient solutions.
For more information see our website prein.fi 

The position is in the Chemistry and Advanced Materials (CAM) group (https://research.tuni.fi/cam). The group has a common strategy of using chemistry approach to design and fabricate functional compounds and materials.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be part of the ‘Hybrid Solar Cells’ team (https://research.tuni.fi/hsc) at TAU, in strong collaboration with the ‘Photonics Compounds and Nanomaterials’ team (https://research.tuni.fi/photomat). Furthermore, there will be possibility to cooperate with researchers at other Finnish universities (e.g. Aalto University) and with a broad network of international collaborators.

Job description

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a talented and highly motivated PhD´s to lead the research project “High band gap perovskite materials for hybrid applications” which requires a strong background in halide perovskites, including design, synthesis and characterization of new materials and compositions, in bulk or nanocrystals.

The project is part of the PREIN (https://prein.fi/) flagship program. Tampere University is inviting applications for a fixed-term employment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the time period of 2 years.

Requirements

You are an enthusiastic, highly motivated researcher holding a PhD in the area of Materials/Inorganic Chemistry or Materials Science, and with experience in the field of halide perovskites. We require strong hands-on experience in design and synthesis of novel perovskite materials, in bulk or nanocrystals. In-depth experience in spectroscopic characterization and/or hands-on experience in thin-film and/or solar-cell processing are considered as a plus. The work requires high level of experimental skills and analytical mindset for interpreting the measured data.

You are a team player able to work with multidisciplinary research teams. Your strengths include strong methodological background, excellent analytical skills, very good writing skills, high motivation for innovation, and flexibility to work and deliver results. The position is targeted towards a scientist who has received a Ph.D. degree, preferably in the past few years.

We offer

The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of 2 years. The planned starting date is as soon as possible. A trial period of 6 months applies to all new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The position of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff). The typical starting monthly remuneration for a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow will vary in the range of 3400-3500 Euros.

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

We offer a world-class research environment in internationally recognized research groups. We have strong collaborative networks and offer great opportunities for researchers to develop their careers in an international setting.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 20.04.2020 (at 23.59 EEST / 20.59 UTC).

Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents:
•    Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines (www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
•    List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines (www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines/list-of-publications/)
•    References from two people
•    Motivation letter (incl. research directions):
o    1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
o    Previous research fields and main research results.
o    Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Paola Vivo, Group Leader ‘Hybrid Solar Cells’, + 358 44 340 7081, paola.vivo (at) tuni.fi
or
 Prof. Nikolai Tkachenko, Group Leader ‘Photonic Compounds and Nanomaterials’, tel +358 40 748 4160, nikolai.tkachenko (at) tuni.fi.

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

Paikka on Chemistry and Advanced Materials-ryhmässä (CAM) (https://research.tuni.fi/cam), jonka yhteinen strategia on käyttää kemian tuntemusta ja osaamista funktionaalisten yhdisteiden ja materiaalien suunnittelussa ja valmistamisessa.

Tutkijatohtori on Tampereen yliopistolla osa Hybrid Solar Cells-ryhmää (https://research.tuni.fi/hsc), joka on tiiviissä yhteistyössä Photonics Compounds and Nanomaterials-ryhmän (https://research.tuni.fi/photomat) kanssa. Lisäksi on mahdollisuus yhteistyöhön muiden suomalaisten yliopistojen (esim. Aalto-yliopisto) tutkijoiden sekä laajan kansainvälisen verkoston kanssa.

Tehtävänkuvaus

Vahvistaaksemme ryhmäämme, etsimme lahjakasta ja erittäin motivoitunutta tutkijatohtoria johtamaan tutkimusprojektiamme “High band gap perovskite materials for hybrid applications”. Projekti vaatii vahvaa tuntemusta halidiperovskiiteistä, mukaan lukien uusien materiaalien ja yhdisteiden suunnittelun, synteesin ja karakterisoinnin bulkissa tai nanokiteissä. Projekti on osa PREINin (https://prein.fi/) lippulaivaohjelmaa.

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Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 20.04.2020 klo 23.59Application period starts: 2020-03-23 16:22Application period ends: 2020-04-20 23:59

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Postdoctoral fellow in mathematics

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 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.

Job assignments
The research will focus on nonlinear partial differential equations. The position is connected to the ERC project 3DWATERWAVES, which concerns mathematical models for water waves and stationary ideal flows with vorticity in three dimensions. The main research task is to analyse these models using methods from nonlinear functional analysis (local and global bifurcation theory, spectral theory, variational methods, Nash-Moser iteration). If the applicant wishes, some teaching can also be included (at most 20%).

Qualifications
A PhD degree, awarded (or planned to be awarded before the commencement of the project) in mathematics is a requirement. You should have a strong background in partial differential equations, preferably related to fluid mechanics, free boundaries and/or nonlinear waves. You should have the ability to plan and carry out research of high quality and this should be reflected in your publications. You should also be motivated, have initiative, be able to work independently and in groups, and be perseverant. Good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.

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

Basis of Assessment

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment will primarily be based on your research qualifications and potential as researcher. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject. Here the quality of your publications plays a very big role, but the description of your research and your motivation for applying are also important. At a possible interview, your ability to orally present your research will be tested. In addition, the assessment will be based on the qualifications mentioned above.

Type of employment

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

Application procedure
Apply online! Applications must contain

  • a curriculum vitae with publication list
  • a description of your research and motivation for applying for the position (at most 3 pages)
  • a copy of your doctoral degree
  • copies of other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered
  • if possible electronic copy of your PhD thesis
  • at least one letter of recommendation submitted directly by the letter writer by e-mail to erik.wahlen@math.lu.se with title ”Letter of recommendation”.

All documents must be in PDF.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible. Preferably no later than 2020-09-01.
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/875
ContactErik Wahlén, Head of division, +46462228143Magdalena Brossing, HR coordinator, +46 46 222 95 62
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date27.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc­toral Re­searcher in Materials Chemistry

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The Department of Chemistry (http://www.helsinki.fi/kemia/english/) at the Faculty of Science carries out research on chemistry and its applications at an international level and provides academic teaching based on high quality research. The department forms accountability unit operating on an annual budget of 19 million euros and reports 200 person-years per annum. There are 14 professors at the Department.

Materials Chemistry is an interdisciplinary research program of the Department of Chemistry compiling research on organic, inorganic, polymer and structural chemistry. The research in the department of chemistry covers all aspects from basic chemistry research (synthesis, understanding and characterization) to material applications (utilization in electronics, functional materials and everyday consumables).

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in Materials Chemistry under the mentorship of Prof. Pedro Camargo. The successful applicant will join the Nanomaterials for Plasmonics and Nanocatalysis research group at the Department of Chemistry. The position is fixed-term for 24 months including a trial period of 6 months. Possible continuation in the project for one additional year is negotiable. Employment starts in September 2020.

Position description
The postdoctoral project funded by the Academy of Finland as part of a project consortium on Solar-driven Chemistry aims to develop controlled nanoparticles for applications in photocatalysis for methane conversion. In this project, your tasks will include the synthetic development of photocatalytic nanoparticles by solution phase methods, advanced characterization, photocatalytic assessment, and investigations/optimization on the synthesis and performances. Your work will also comprise help in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. You are expected to present your findings in scientific meetings and workshops, prepare funding applications for travel and research grants, as well as prepare manuscripts for publication in international scientific journals.

Requirements
Motivated candidates with a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (chemistry or related) are encouraged to apply. Experience in the fields of nanomaterials synthesis, characterization, nanocatalysis, and photocatalysis are advantageous. Most importantly, you should have a strong motivation for research in a highly multidisciplinary topic, enthusiasm to learn new things and contribute ideas, and possess the ability to conduct your research independently while being an active member of an international research team. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English will be needed. We will offer a meaningful, original and ambitious scientific project in an international, top-level research environment. From the applicant we expect high motivation to conduct demanding experimental work, as well as a curiosity driven science-enthusiastic mindset.

Salary and benefits
The salary will be in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel, level 5). In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3300–3800 €/month.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university) assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

How to apply
Applications should include (1) a CV with a list of publications, (2) contact details for two references, (3) a brief description of research experience (1–2 pages) with clear indication on the motivation to apply for this position, (4) a copy of a PhD degree certificate.

Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for applications is May 10th, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional information
For further inquiries regarding the position, please contact Prof. Pedro Camargo (pedro.camargo@helsinki.fi)

For more information on the research group and publications, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/nanomaterials-for-plasmonics-a… , https://pedrocamargo.weebly.com/ and @CamargoLab

Due date

10.05.2020 23:59 EEST

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One or more PhD Stipends in Saline biomass biorefinery (14-19074G)

ReannouncementAt the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology one or more PhD stipend are available within the general study program Energy Technology. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 July 2020.The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy to thermal and bio-energy. The department has about 300 employees – out of them are more than 125 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry. The position is offered in relation to the research program “biogas and biorefineries” and the PhD Student will be positioned at the Esbjerg Campus of Aalborg University.

Job description

The PhD project will be part of a large collaborative Horizon 2020 project called AQUA-COMBINE. The AQUA-COMBINE project aims to demonstrate combined aquaculture and halophyte farming using the principles of circular economy, where waste and residues are utilised with-in the system to create both internal value and new products.

Halophyte plants such as Salicornia europaea have the ability to grown in saline soils (marginal land) and/or be irrigated with seawater. The green tips of Salicornia is sold as food, while the woody part is considered a residue. However, this residue biomass is rich in valuable bio-active molecules that can be extracted using simple and affordable processing. These compounds include phenolic acids (strong anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidants), high quality protein, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, carotenoids, and chlorophyll. The fiber fraction left after extraction is pure, low recalcitrant lignocellulose which can be used to produce bioenergy (with low energy input), or separated into high value xylooligosaccharides (prebiotics) and char coal from lignin.

The PhD project will include chemical characterization (HPLC, GC-MS, ICP-MS) of the produced halophyte biomass, extraction of value added compounds from the biomass, and conversion of the biomass residue to bioenergy.

The applicant must provide and upload a proper project description, which describes the applicants initial thoughts and ideas related to the specific project applied for. This includes a brief state-of-the-art (including short list of references), a time schedule and how the applicant intends to shed light on the project objectives. The project description should have a length of 4-5 pages.

You may obtain further information from Mette Hedegaard Thomsen, Energy Technology, phone: 93562196, email: mht@et.aau.dk ,  concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

You may obtain further information from Title name, Department of name, phone: phone number, email: mailaddress concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: ld@adm.aau.dk ,  phone: +45 9940 9589.

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 17 April 2020
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Postdoc SPECIES – MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

General
SPECIES is an APXPS beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory. It began user operations in autumn 2019 and currently offers variety of sample environments (e.g. catalysis and ALD) for performing APXPS experiments. Together with the HIPPIE beamline SPECIES constitutes the APXPS team consisting of currently nine members working together on the support and development of APXPS programme at MAX IV. Both beamlines provide wide range of sample environments for in situ and operando XPS measurements – catalysis, electrochemistry, thin film growth, solid-liquid interfaces, liquid jets, and sulphur chemistry.

Work duties and areas of responsibility
 – Development of her/his own scientific project within the possibilities and capabilities of the beamline and collaboration with user groups:
                 o Sulphur Chemistry/ Catalysis
                 o Thin layer growth
                 o Time-resolved XPS
 – Interaction with and support of expert users and regular users.
 – Active participation in the continued commissioning of the beamlines and end stations in collaboration with the entire team.

Requirements
 – The successful candidate must hold a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline.
 – Documented extensive experience of performing and interpreting surface science experiments.
 – Documented extensive experience of working with ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation.
 – Experience of synchrotron-based spectroscopy and/or microscopy experiments, of working with x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
 – The ability work in a team, good communication skills and good command of the English.

Desirable
 – Experience in programming
 – Experience in electrochemistry, ALD, or time-resolved (ultrafast) spectroscopy
 – Experience in work with the design and set-up of new surface science instruments
 – Experience with CAD, physical simulations (i.e. COMSOL)

Other
The scientific project of the researcher can also make use of other beamlines at MAX IV or at other synchrotron radiation facilities. The general surface science environment of MAX IV (which includes a scanning tunnelling microscopy laboratory) can also be employed. Access the Lund’s University NanoLab facilities (e.g. SEM, STM, AFM, clean room) is also possible.

On call services may apply in the future.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs per agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1054
ContactAndrey Shavorskiy, +46702281657
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date04.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc HIPPIE – MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

General
HIPPIE is a soft x-ray beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory dedicated for APXPS. It began user operations two years ago and currently offers variety of sample environments (e.g. catalysis, electrochemistry, liquid jet) for performing XPS measurements under realistic conditions. One of the unique characteristics of the beamline is possibility to perform simultaneous measurements of APXPS and PM-IRRAS simultaneously on the same spot using standalone FTIR spectrometer as a source of IR radiation. This combination provides excellent complementary information to properly distinguish adsorbed species on the surface of catalysts. Together with the SPECIES beamline HIPPIE constitutes the APXPS team consisting of 9 currently members working together on the support and development of APXPS program at MAX IV. Both beamlines provide wide range of sample environments for in situ and operando XPS measurements – catalysis, electrochemistry, thin film growth, solid-liquid interfaces, liquid jets, and sulphur chemistry.

Work duties and areas of responsibility
 – Development and commissioning of the PM-IRRAS setup at the APXPS endstation of the HIPPIE beamline.
 – Development of her/his own scientific project within the possibilities and capabilities of the beamline (e.g. catalysis, thin films, or membranes) and collaboration with user groups and APXPS staff.
 – Interaction with and support of expert users and regular users
 – Active participation in the continued commissioning of the beamlines and end stations in collaboration with the entire team.

Requirements
– The successful candidate must hold a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline.
– Documented extensive experience of working with IRRAS spectroscopy.
– Documented extensive experience of performing and interpreting surface science experiments.
– Documented extensive experience of working with ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation.
– The ability work in a team, good communication skills and good command of the English

Desirable
– Experience in programming
– Experience of synchrotron-based spectroscopy and/or microscopy experiments, of working with x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and of work with the design, and set-up of new surface science instruments.
– Experience in the fields of electrochemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, liquied microjet, ALD, membranes, or 2D materials 

Other
The scientific project of the researcher can also make use of other beamlines at MAX IV or at other synchrotron radiation facilities. The general surface science environment of MAX IV (which includes a scanning tunnelling microscopy laboratory) can also be employed. Access the Lund’s University NanoLab facilities (e.g. SEM, STM, AFM, clean room) is also possible.

On call services may apply in the future.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs per agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1052
ContactAndrey Shavorskiy, +46702281657
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date04.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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11 PhD positions in nanotechnology, physics, chemistry and biomedicine at the research center NanoLund

Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

NanoLund, the Center for Nanoscience at Lund University, engages 55 research groups in the faculties of engineering, science and medicine. With more than 130 PhD students and an annual turnover of 19 M€, we are Sweden’s largest research environment for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Our aim is to use nanoscience and nanotechnology to address societal challenges, and it is our ambition to be a Great Place to do Nanoscience: to be an international, highly visible nanoscience center that offers exceptional scientific opportunities, training, and career development. We do this through a strong culture of openness and by offering access to a wide range of state-of-the-art capabilities within characterization, nanofabrication and modelling.

In this call, we offer up to 11 doctoral positions in three of NanoLund’s research areas, namely in Materials Science, Quantum Physics, and Nanobiology. The hosting research groups are located at the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Natural Sciences or the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University in Sweden. Applicants can apply for one or several of the projects in this call.

The open positions will be funded by a combination of grants and projects, including from the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, NanoLund, as well as the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Cofund project GenerationNano hosted by NanoLund.
All candidates will be engaged in frontline research in basic and/or applied sciences, and will receive training through courses in scientific as well as in transferable skills. We are offering a highly collaborative research environment, as well as an international network of cooperation partners from industry, academy and public authorities. Depending on the funding source for each project, students may undertake obligatory or voluntary secondments in the non-academic sector or abroad.

The research topics of the 11 open PhD positions are described in detail in the weblinks provided below. You can apply to one or several of the topics. Evaluation is merit-based on the assessment criteria below, thus, everyone who fulfils the admission requirements is encouraged to apply, from Sweden or anywhere in the world. Candidates who do not fulfil the MSCA mobility requirement relevant for GenerationNano can still be hired by other grants.

For more information email Gerda.Rentschler@ftf.lth.se or visit

https://www.nano.lu.se/

https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Open positions (click on links for details about projects, research groups, work tasks and desirable merits)

Formation and understanding of nanoparticle-based multifunctional novel materials for green-tech applications, generated by spark ablation. (1-2 positions)
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of materials science (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Maria Messing

Smart nanomaterials: project description, work tasks, and more

Generation and characterization of functional nanostructured magnetic materials
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of synchrotron radiation research (MNFYSI01)

Main Supervisor: Rasmus Westerström

Characterization of magnetic materials: project description, work tasks, and more

Fundamental relations between information and energy – Building electronic devices that use information as fuel
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of quantum physics and devices (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Ville Maisi

Information as fuel: project description, work tasks, and more

Advanced nanostructures for photon detection and sustainable energy generation
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of synchrotron radiation research (MNFYSI01)

Main Supervisor: Jesper Wallentin

Nanostructures for photon detection: project description, work tasks, and more

Ultrafast spectroscopy for new solar energy solutions
Research subject: PhD-studies in chemical physics (NAKEKF2)

Main Supervisor: Tönu Pullerits

Ultrafast spectroscopy: project description, work tasks, and more

Biomarker detection by optical sensing with nanowires
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of optical biosensors (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Heiner Linke

Optical biosensors: project description, work tasks, and more

How does the shape of bacteria influence their capability to infect?
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of biophysics (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Jonas Tegenfeldt

Morphology & virulence: project description, work tasks, and more

The role of the mechanics of cells, extracellular matrix and associated biomolecules in cancer
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of biophysics (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Jonas Tegenfeldt

Biomechanics & cancer: project description, work tasks, and more

Solubility of amyloid beta peptide as a function of intrinsic and extrinsic factors (1-2 positions)
Research subject: PhD-studies in physical chemistry (NAKEMFK2)

Main Supervisor: Sara Linse

Solubility of amyloid beta: project description, work tasks, and more

Nanoparticles in the brain: multitalented drug carriers to target neurodegenerative disease
Research subject: PhD-studies in medical sciences, within the discipline of neuroscience

Main Supervisor: Oxana Klementieva

Nanoparticles against neurodegenerative disease: project description, work tasks, and more

Work duties
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). All doctoral students will be included in multidisciplinary and international cooperation network and a secondment in industry or a public authority, or a research visit to a university abroad, may also be part of the project.

Additional information about methods used and specific work tasks can be found at the project pages under:
https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Admission requirements
All doctoral projects have general and specific admission requirements. Above under each doctoral project, you will find the code for the subject curriculum that lists the specific admission requirements.

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

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

Physics, LTH (TEFAFF00):
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she has:

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

Physics, Science faculty (MNFYSI01)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she has:

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

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

Chemical Physics (NAKEKF2)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in chemical physics if he or she has: at least 120 second-cycle credits in chemistry of which at least 30 shall comprise a second-cycle degree project of relevance to the subject (here: Master degree in Physics, Chemical Physics, Molecular Spectroscopy, Optics or equivalent. Experience in spectroscopy and data analysis.). For chemical physics also 90 credits in physics will accepted. Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually.

Physical Chemistry (NAKEMFK2)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in physical chemistry if he or she has: at least 120 second-cycle credits in chemistry of which at least 30 shall comprise a second-cycle degree project of relevance to the subject (here: Master degree, or equivalent, with focus on physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry or equivalent, including advanced level courses in soft matter, surface- and colloid chemistry, biophysical chemistry or equivalent). Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually.

Medical Science:
To meet the requirements for specific eligibility, applicants must have:

  • at least 60 higher education credits within the subject area of third-cycle (PhD) studies.

For the specialisation in neuroscience, the subject areas comprise biophysics, biomedicine, molecular or cellular biology.

Also, the basic experience in the following subjects is a requirement:

  • biology or biophysics
  • biochemical assays or biophysical experiments
  • cell culture work (at least with cell lines)
  • mouse animal models and animal work

Requirements for all positions:

  • The student must be judged to have the potential to complete the programme
  • The student must have very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Desirable skills/knowledge are listed on the sub-page for each of the projects here:

https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

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

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

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

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

Instructions on how to apply
Applications must be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the specific research project(s) you are applying for 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.).

You will be asked to answer a number of evaluation questions when submitting the application.

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment1st of September 2020 unless otherwise agreed
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions11
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1026
ContactGerda Rentschler, +46462223776
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date04.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc in Analytical Chemistry

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark seeks to appoint a 18 months postdoc in analytical chemistry. 

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 18 months and is available from 1st August 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
You are expected to contribute efforts at the interface of material science, cell biology and sensing. The project involves fabrication of sensor and their testing including data evaluation and preliminary statistical analysis.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in analytical chemistry with a strong focus on sensing, colloidal science and cell biology.

Expertise:

  • Extensive substantiated experience in analytical chemistry, sensing and colloidal science
  • Substantiated expertise in soft materials
  • Expertise in a large variety of characterization methods including, but not limited to spectrofluorimetery, DSC, ITC, light scattering, optical microscopy and microfluidics
  • Expertise to operate electron microscopes including cryo-EM is highly beneficial
  • Basic expertise in statistical analysis
  • Multiple peer-reviewed publications in the field
  • The successful applicant needs to be able to work as part of an research team containing academic and industrial partners
  • Basic expertise in teaching and undergraduate student supervision
  • Fluent written and oral communication in English is required

Who we are
The interdisciplinary nanoscience center (iNANO) at Aarhus University Denmark, is one of the world-leading nanoscience centres with strong track records within education, research, technology transfer, industrial collaboration, and innovation. iNANO hosts some of the strongest research infrastructure platforms in Europe, thus providing optimal conditions for carrying out world-class research within the centre’s strategic research areas: Nanomaterials, Nanomedicine, and Nanofood. By taking part in numerous industrial research collaborations, iNANO researchers contribute to strengthening industrial competitiveness and the advancement of society to solve grand challenges. Finally, iNANO is strongly committed to transferring cutting-edge knowledge to society through the education of highly qualified students in truly interdisciplinary nanoscience BSc and MSc programmes and talented PhDs at the graduate programme iNANOSchool. The Laboratory for Cell Mimicry aims to develop nature-inspired solutions to address biomedical challenges.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • Access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • A research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • A working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • A workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

Place of Work
The place of work is Aarhus University, Denmark. The area of employment is the interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Aarhus University Denmark. 

Contact information
For further information please contact: Associate Prof. Brigitte Stadler, bstadler@inano.au.dk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
24 April 2020


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

Post expires on Friday April 24th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Machine Learning assisted Modelling of Atomic-Resolution Electron Microscopy

The section for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at the Department of Physics is seeking an outstanding candidate for a position as PhD student.  The main focus of CAMD is developing and applying modern simulation methods and machine learning methods within the field of solid-state physics and atomic-scale materials physics.

The student will be part of a research project in collaboration between DTU Physics and DTU Nanolab on developing deep learning methods for automated and quantitative analysis of atomic-resolution electron microscopy images, with a particular focus on applying these methods to analyse and model interactions between the electron beam and the sample.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be responsible for developing methods for modelling electron-sample interactions with a focus on damage and dynamic effects induced by the high-energy electron beam interacting with the sample in a modern electron microscope.  You will also be analysing experimental data with machine learning models and contribute to the development of these machine learning models.  You will be part of a group focussing on developing machine learning models to push the boundaries for what is possible to achieve with modern electron microscopy, in particular with respect to real-time data analysis and minimisation of beam effects and beam artefacts. The methods will have general applicability but will in particular be applied to catalytically active nanoparticles and two-dimensional materials.

You will be employed in the CAMD group consisting of four faculty members and 20 PhD students and postdocs.  You will be collaborating with the experimental scientists in DTU Nanolab, a leading laboratory for electron microscopy.

During your employment as a PhD student, you will acquire expert skills in
 

  • Modern atomic-scale simulation methods, including Density Functional Theory.
  • State-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, in particular deep learning and convolutional neural networks.
  • Development of scientific software.
  • Applications of these methods to Transmission Electron Microscopy and catalytic materials.
If this sounds interesting, you may be our new PhD student!

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

The candidate should have a good knowledge of solid-state physics.  Experience with machine learning and/or computational physics is an advantage, but not a requirement, as is programming experience (Python, C, C++ or similar).  The candidate has obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Master educations and has good communication skills in both spoken and written 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 applications will be made by Professor Jakob Schiøtz, DTU Physics.

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.  The position is available immediately and should start no later than September 2020.

The position, which involves a limited teaching obligation, includes salary and travel grants covering the three years it takes to obtain a PhD degree at a Danish university. Salary level is approximately 50.000 Euro/year incl. pension.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Jakob Schiøtz, tel.: +45 5153 7757, email: schiotz@fysik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the department of Physics and the section for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at
www.fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 2020 (23:59 local time). A
pplications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

DTU Physics
At DTU Physics, we carry out cutting-edge research in modern physics, with particular focus on four main areas: quantum technology, sustainable energy, materials, and biophysics. Our focus is both to acquire greater knowledge about basic scientific problems and to conduct research oriented towards use in societies and companies.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 30 April 2020
Unit: DTU Physics
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Postdoc­toral re­searcher, con­ser­va­tion geo­graphy

The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university that ranks among the best in the world and the top ten among European universities. The university has some 36,000 degree students.

The Department of Geosciences and Geography (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/geosciences-and-ge…) at the Faculty of Science is the leading research and education unit in its field in Finland. In addition to research in geology, geophysics and geography, research into seismology and official duties in the field of seismology is carried out at the department. The staff at the department numbers some 100.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION IN CONSERVATION GEOGRAPHY

The Helsinki Lab of Interdisciplinary Conservation Science (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/helsinki-lab-of-interdisciplin…) at the Department of Geosciences and Geography at the Faculty of Science of the University of Helsinki, situated on the Kumpula Science Campus, is seeking applicants for a two-year fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher position in Conservation Geography starting in July 2020. A six-month trial period will be applied.

The postdoc will work on tasks related to performing spatial and spatio-temporal analyses focusing on the links between people and nature, by combining biodiversity and conservation knowledge, socio-economic and digital data. The successful applicant is expected to have strong statistical programming and analytical skills. An interdisciplinary background in conservation or sustainability science and knowledge of global conservation policies would be beneficial, but not mandatory.

The starting salary of the postdoctoral candidate will be ca. 3300–3700 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience. Furthermore, the University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. University assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university).

How to apply
Please submit your application consisting of (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement of previous research and programming experience, (3) a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of two referees in a single pdf file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki must submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

The application deadline is 30 April 2020.

For more information on the position please contact Associate Professor Enrico Di Minin, enrico.di.minin@helsinki.fi.

Due date

30.04.2020 23:59 EEST

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Postdoc position in driven quantum many-body systems of solids

Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities.

Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open for application: Postdoc position in driven quantum many-body systems of solids. Starting date: June 2020. Research area: Materials Theory.

The Division of Materials Theory is known to have a world-class research environment in solid state theory, including both numerical and analytical models. The research is focused on spectroscopy, electronic structures, magnetism, topological phases of matter, correlated phenomena and green energy solutions.

The postdocs will work in a research environment funded by an ERC synergy grant, with focus on driven quantum many-body systems applied to solids. The postdoc is expected to work in a research team around Prof. O.Eriksson, Uppsala University, Alexander Lichtenstein at Hamburg University and Prof. Mikhail Katsnelson, Nijmegen University. The research involves extensions of multi-configuration electronic structure methods, such as Dynamical Mean Field Theory, for calculations of correlated electronic structures in out-of equilibrium situations. The work involved is both analytical, mathematics as well as numerical.

The applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in Physics, with a good background in solid-state physics and theory in general. The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of the PhD thesis, or equivalent, published articles and other relevant materials, if available. Also, letter(s) of recommendation can be included. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. 

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-06-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Olle Eriksson, tel: +46-(0)18-4713625, email: olle.eriksson@fysik.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 May 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1154.

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

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment20200601
SalaryFixed salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityUppsala
CountyUppsala län
CountrySweden
Reference numberUFV-PA 2020/1154
Union representative Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.seST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.seSaco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Last application date15.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Ph.D. position in experimental nanoelectronics and spintronics

Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

Institutionen för fysik och astronomi är en av Uppsala universitets största med närmare 400 anställda, varav ca 125 doktorander. Institutionen bedriver forskning och utbildning i världsklass inom såväl teoretisk som experimentell fysik och har en omfattande samverkan med omvärlden. Forskningen genomförs vid 10 forskningsavdelningar och berör allt från det ofattbart lilla till det stora inom till exempel energiförsörjning, klimatutveckling, nya material och universum. Hela detta spektrum avspeglar sig också i institutionens kurser och utbildningsprogram. Runt 2 500 studenter läser varje år kurser på grund- och avancerad nivå vid institutionen. Läs mer på www.physics.uu.se

Research group: In the Nanodevice Physics group, we explore charge and spin transport phenomena in quantum materials and devices. We build novel graphene circuits to uncover spin relaxation physics and new device architectures for demonstrating new spin functionalities for next generation energy-efficient spin memory and logic applications. Beyond graphene, we explore 2D semiconductors such as dichalcogenides (MoS2 and MoSe2) and black phosphorus, 2D insulators (hexagonal boron nitride), layered topological insulators (Bi2Se3), the newly discovered 2D magnetic systems (such as Cr2Ge2Te6), all of which provide new opportunities for investigations. Apart from individual crystals, we assemble 2D materials with contrasting properties to prepare special laminates that show improved properties for spin transport with enhanced mobility. In addition to transport-based investigations, we study these systems through complementary experimental techniques such as magneto-optic effects, X-ray probes, and computational methods. Our overall goal is to go beyond state-of-the-art to report new physics and device structures for enhanced performance, and realize novel sensing and energy related applications.

More information on the research group’s profile is available in the website:https://www.physics.uu.se/research/molcond/ongoingresearch/functional-materials/spin-transport/

Research project and work duties: Electrons possess a magnetic property called ‘spin’ that can be Up or Down. Spin-polarized electrons or spins form the basis for spintronics that enabled ultrahigh-density magnetic memory storage and precision sensing, thereby revolutionizing the information technology age. Over the past decade, the advent of two-dimensional materials brought a fresh stimulus for spintronics. This project aims to use the spin of electrons to realize efficient spin devices using two-dimensional materials. The project involves advanced nanofabrication in state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities at Ångström Laboratory, and precision measurements utilizing a number of sophisticated techniques to characterize the devices and 2D material heterostructures. 

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research duties, which include participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). The doctoral student position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to his/her own research studies. Extension, up to a maximum of five years, is possible by involving departmental duties at a level of at most 20%, typically teaching.

Qualifications: We are looking for a creative and highly motivated candidate, who, at the agreed start date, will have completed an undergraduate degree at Master’s level or equivalent in Physics, with specialization in one of the subjects such as solid-state physics, condensed matter physics, materials science, or in another appropriate discipline. Earlier experience in graphene and 2D materials and nanodevices, flexible electronics and cleanroom experience will be considered an advantage.

Additional requirements: We give great importance to personal qualifications of the candidates. The selected candidate will receive training in advanced nanofabrication and measurements, and get an opportunity to work in a team with expertise in devices, instrumentation, and necessary measurements. We are looking for a pro-active person with great ability to learn to work independently as well as with coworkers, while working in a team. It is important that the candidate has enthusiasm for a doctoral programme and possess a strong internal motivation for success of the research. The research requires that the candidate needs to be committed and display strong analytical and problem-solving skills to accomplish the experimental objectives in a timely manner. The candidate must have a good knowledge of English, both oral and in writing, and, in general, good communication skills.

Instructions for application: Your application should include the following:

  1. A letter about yourself, your research interests, why you want to pursue a Ph.D., and why you are a suitable person for the research project described
  2. Your curriculum vitae
  3. A copy of your Master diploma and complete list of your course grades
  4. Name and contact details (address, email address, and phone number) of at least two (ideally three) references.
  5. A list of relevant publications (including master thesis)

The application should be written in English.

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-09-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Venkata Kamalakar Mutta, 0728731687, venkata.mutta@physics.uu.se. 

Please submit your application by 15 May 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1168.

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

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment20200901
SalaryFixed salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityUppsala
CountyUppsala län
CountrySweden
Reference numberUFV-PA 2020/1168
Union representative Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.seST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.seSaco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Last application date15.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc in Plant based biohybrid systems for energy and sensing Norrkoping

Ref LiU-2020-00773

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

At the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/itn

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in Plant based biohybrid systems for energy and sensing
formally based at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.

Research area
In the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE) we explore electronic and optical properties of organic semiconductors, biomaterials from the forest and hybrid organic materials. We share a common interest in exploiting the combination of electronic and ionic charge for use in energy, internet-of-things, health care and biology applications. Our research topics include synthesis, material science, theory and modeling, device physics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and system design. Our activities span the range from basic research to commercialization, the latter carried out in close collaboration with RISE Acreo. LOE currently has ~100 researchers and research students divided into eleven units, each led by a principal investigator. Read more at: www.liu.se/loe

The Postdoc will work at the Electronic Plants group of LOE led by Asst, Prof. Eleni Stavrinidou. The Electronic Plants group aims to interface electronics with plants. The research focuses on the development of plant based biohybrid systems and on the development of bioelectronic technologies for monitoring and controlling plant physiology. Read more at: https://liu.se/en/research/electronic-plants

Duties
A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

The Postdoc will develop plant based biohybrid systems for energy harvesting and storage. The postdoc will functionalize plants with smart materials and construct electronic devices integrated within the plant structure. The postdoc will be responsible for growing and taking care of plants in our controlled growth facilities. The research has interdisciplinary character including material-device characterization and plants integration. The research will be part of the FET-OPEN project HyPhOE- Hybrid Electronics Based on Photosynthetic Organisms www.hyphoe.eu

Qualifications
The position requires a doctorate degree or a foreign degree that is equivalent to a doctorate. The doctorate degree shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

The applicant should have a PhD and strong scientific background in materials science, electrochemistry, physical chemistry, applied physics, (bio-) engineering.  Experience in any of the following are of extra merit: energy devices, conducting polymers, bioelectronic devices, plant biology, tissue engineering. The applicant should be driven, creative, strongly self-motivated with excellent problem-solving abilities. The applicant should be able to work effectively both individually and together with other researchers in a multidisciplinary context. The applicant should have very good communication skills and good knowledge of English both verbal and writing.

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed for two years.

Starting date By agreement.

SalaryThe University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies  

Application procedureApply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 30th of April.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our postdocs at ITN are men which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Eleni Stavrinidou

Assistant professor

+ 46 700 89 62 0

eleni.stavrinidou@liu.se

Annelie Westerberg

HR-partner

annelie.westerberg@liu.se

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Postdoc in Bioelectronics for plant physiology monitoring Norrkoping

Ref LiU-2020-00774

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

At the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/itn

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in Bioelectronics for plant physiology monitoring
formally based at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.

Research area
In the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE) we explore electronic and optical properties of organic semiconductors, biomaterials from the forest and hybrid organic materials. We share a common interest in exploiting the combination of electronic and ionic charge for use in energy, internet-of-things, health care and biology applications. Our research topics include synthesis, material science, theory and modeling, device physics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and system design. Our activities span the range from basic research to commercialization, the latter carried out in close collaboration with RISE Acreo. LOE currently has ~100 researchers and research students divided into eleven units, each led by a principal investigator. Read more at: www.liu.se/loe

The Postdoc will work at the Electronic Plants group of LOE led by Asst, Prof. Eleni Stavrinidou. The Electronic Plants group aims to interface electronics with plants. The research focuses on the development of plant based biohybrid systems and on the development of bioelectronic technologies for monitoring and controlling plant physiology. Read more at: https://liu.se/en/research/electronic-plants

Duties
A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

The Postdoc will develop organic bioelectronic sensors for monitoring plant physiology. The sensors will be based on conjugated polymer-based electrodes and organic electrochemical transistors. The postdoc will fabricate devices with photolithography or printing techniques, integrate the devices into plant model systems and perform studies related to plant responses on environmental stress. The postdoc will be responsible for growing and taking care of plants in our controlled growth facilities.  The research has interdisciplinary character including material-device characterization and plants integration. The postdoc will work closely with collaborators specialized in plant biology and electrophysiology.

Qualifications
The position requires a doctorate degree or a foreign degree that is equivalent to a doctorate. The doctorate degree shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

The applicant should have a PhD and strong scientific background in applied physics, electrical engineering, or electrophysiology. Experience in any of the following are of extra merit: microfabrication, conjugated polymers, bioelectronic devices, plant biology, signal processing, circuit design. The applicant should be driven, creative, strongly self-motivated with excellent problem-solving abilities. The applicant should be able to work effectively both individually and together with other researchers in a multidisciplinary context. The applicant should have very good communication skills and very good knowledge of English both verbal and written.

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed for two years.

Starting date By agreement

SalaryThe University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies  

Application procedureApply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 30th of April 2020. 
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our postdocs at ITN are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Eleni Stavrinidou

Assistant professor

+ 46 700 89 62 0

eleni.stavrinidou@liu.se

Annelie Westerberg

HR-partner

annelie.westerberg@liu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Thursday January 1st, 1970

PhD positions in Computational Electrocatalysis

PhD scholarships are available in the Catalysis Theory Center in the Physics Department of the Technical University of Denmark. We are motivated by the vision of sustainable energy conversion and storage based on catalysis.  We offer a positive, supportive and international research environment, and we value diversity, creativity, personal growth, and impact.  

The PhD scholarships will focus on: 

    DFT-based mechanistic analysis and the development of kinetic and transport models of electrochemical processes for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from e.g. CO2 and biomass The development of a fundamental understanding of electrochemical processes at the liquid-solid interface.

The PhD projects often involve close collaboration with experimental groups or industry.

Qualifications
Candidates have a master’s degree in physics, chemistry or engineering, or possibly a degree in computer science or informatics, with an academic level equivalent to a master’s degree in engineering.

An ideal candidate: 

    Is academically curious and thinks deeply and creatively  Communicates well in both written and spoken English Is empathetic, kind, has great social skills, and enjoys working with others from diverse backgrounds Takes responsibility for progress and quality of projects Has some experience in computational/theoretical physics or chemistry and related areas.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Karen Chan.

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 starting monthly salary for a PhD student is around DKK 30,500 (ca. €4100 or $4500) including pension contribution. 

The period of employment is 3 years, and the PhD project will be carried out at the DTU Lyngby Campus, which is located about 20 minutes from the center of Copenhagen. 

The start date is flexible and ideally around 1 June 2020. Please state desired start dates in your cover letter.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Karen Chan at  kchan@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 April 2020 (23:59 local time). Please do not send applications by email. 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 includes: 

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter) Curriculum vitae Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here) List of 2 references who can be contacted by phone or email 

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

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

We are committed to increasing diversity in science and especially encourage applications from female, non-binary, and LGBTQ candidates and other under-represented groups. We welcome applications from candidates of any age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or nationality. 

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland
Deadline: 20 April 2020
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday April 20th, 2020