Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

PhD scholarship on Strong Light-Matter Interactions in Nanocavities Coupled to 2D Materials

The Centre for Nanophotonics (NanoPhoton) at DTU Department of Photonics Engineering (DTU Fotonik) is looking for an excellent candidate for a PhD position to explore light-matter interactions between semiconducting two-dimensional (2D) materials and novel topology-optimized dielectric cavities confining intense electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale [1]. Our ambition is to explore light-matter interactions at the quantum level in nanocavities combining the confinement of light usually only achievable in plasmonic structures with the low losses found in dielectric photonic crystal cavities. This project aims at extending our fundamental understanding of the interaction between electromagnetic fields and excitons in a yet unexplored class of nanocavities. This explorative experimental work will lay the ground for future applications ranging from low-noise nanolasers [2] to polaritonic lasers [3] and single-photon blockade devices working at room temperature [4].

The project is part of NanoPhoton and will take place at DTU Fotonik, who has expertise in the design, fabrication, and characterization of dielectric nanocavities, and the project will benefit from synergies with the Centre for Nanostructured Graphene (CNG) that has internationally recognized experience in the preparation and nanofabrication of 2D materials.

The project
Extremely confined electromagnetic fields in topologically-optimized dielectric cavities offer a new platform to explore light-matter interactions in regimes of cavity parameters where the field confinement is similar to that of plasmonic systems, yet with large quality factors not achievable by metallic structures [1]. Combined with 2D materials showing excellent optical properties at room temperature [5], we will be able to explore a new range of light-matter coupling parameters not achievable otherwise.

In this project, you will learn the basic principles behind strong light-matter interactions, dielectric nanocavities, and the excitonic properties of low-dimensional materials, working with samples that are fabricated within NanoPhoton at DTU Fotonik [6]. Your primary task will be to investigate the coupling dynamics between excitons in the 2D materials and photons in the cavities by use of ultra-fast spectroscopy. You will also have the opportunity to be trained and use near-field scanning optical microscopy to probe optical properties of the fabricated structures with a spatial resolution better than 20 nanometers [6]. You will analyse the experimental data and compare them with theoretical models in order to get a deeper understanding of light-matter interaction in these new structures. Based on your results, you will assess the possibility of designing novel platforms for low-noise lasers [2], polaritonic lasers [3], or single-photon blockade devices [4] for future applications in quantum technologies.  

The ideal candidate
We are looking for an engineer or physicist with a MSc level or equivalent who has excellent academic records and/or has already demonstrated scientific achievements. We are interested in working with candidates who are highly motivated, self-driven and have demonstrated during their Master thesis excellence in experimental photonics, quantum optics or 2D materials. Other qualities of the successful candidate:

  • Is academically curious and think deeply and creatively
  • Takes responsibility for the progress and quality of their projects.
  • Communicates well in both written and spoken English
  • Is empathetic and enjoy working with others from diverse backgrounds.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, photonics, quantum optics, and materials science or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Jesper Mørk, Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs and Senior Researcher Philip Trøst Kristensen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from: Prof. Jesper Mørk (jesm@fotonik.dtu.dk), Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Leitherer-Stenger (niste@fotonik.dtu.dk), Sen. Res. Philip Trøst Kristensen (ptkr@fotonik.dtu.dk), and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs (mwubs@fotonik.dtu.dk). 

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english and the NanoPhoton center at https://nawinophoton.dtu.dk/.   

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 November 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

NanoPhoton
The research vision of NanoPhoton – Center for Nanophotonics (https://nanophoton.dtu.dk/) – is to explore the hitherto inaccessible regime of extreme dielectric confinement of light in optical cavities and to apply the associated enhanced light-matter interaction to solve fundamental outstanding challenges in chipscale information technology. To this end, we will develop the science and technology for a new class of optical nanostructures by combining fundamental electromagnetic and quantum optical theory with state-of-the-art nanofabrication and advanced experimental characterization techniques.

The Nanophotonics Section at DTU Fotonik
The Nanophotonics section combines expertise in the synthesis and handling of nanomaterials, the fabrication of nanoscale devices, and theoreticians employing a wide palette of analytical and numerical techniques to provide better understanding of and control over the fundamental properties of light-matter interactions and in this way realizing new nanophotonic devices for emerging information and quantum technology.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

References:
[1]: Wang, F., Christiansen, R. E., Yu, Y., Mørk, J., and Sigmund, O. Maximizing the quality factor to mode volume ratio for ultra-small photonic crystal cavities. Applied Physics Letters 113, 241101 (2018).
[2]: Mørk, J., and Yvind. K. Squeezing of intensity noise in nanolasers and nanoLEDs with extreme dielectric confinement. Optica 7, 1641 (2020).
[3]: Sanvitto, D., and Kéna-Cohen, S. The road towards polaritonic devices. Nature Materials 15, 1061 (2016).
[4]: Denning, E. V., Wubs, M., Stenger, N., Mørk, J., and Kristensen, P. T. Cavity-induced exciton localisation and polariton blockade in two-dimensional semiconductors coupled to an electromagnetic resonator. arXiv preprint arXiv:2103.14484 (2021).
[5]: Geisler, M., et al.. Single-crystalline gold nanodisks on WS2 mono-and multilayers for strong coupling at room temperature. ACS Photonics 6, 994 (2019).
[6]: Albrechtsen, M., et al.. Nanometer-scale photon confinement inside dielectrics. arXiv preprint arXiv:2108.01681 (2021)

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

One or more PhD Stipends within knee osteoarthritis research (915-21069)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production one or more PhD stipend(s) are available within the MathKOA project (Predictive, multiscale, multifactorial Mathematical modeling of Knee OsteoArthritis) funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation under the Challenge Program on Mathematical Modeling of Health and Disease. The stipend(s) are open for appointment from 1 January 2022 or soon hereafter. 
Department of Materials and Production (MP) has a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department's mission is to meet the future's demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials' applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation.
Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations.
Thereby, as an employee at the Department you will become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description


The MathKOA research project
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide1 with pain and reduced function as hallmark symptoms. OA can currently not be cured, and the available treatments are focused on improving symptoms. OA is a multi-scale and multi-factorial degenerative joint disease with knee OA (KOA) being the most frequent. Biomechanical factors play an important role in maintaining joint homeostasis and several early KOA interventions are aimed at altering the body-level biomechanics to reduce joint degeneration that occurs largely due to changes at the cell level. However, the relationship between levels, i.e. body, joint, tissue and cell, and its relationship to pain response, is currently poorly understood.

To tackle this challenge, we are bringing together mathematical modeling experts, whose combined expertise cover multi-scale modelling, including mechanobiology and experimental tissue characterization of bone, cartilage and tendons, with the world’s leading scientist in pain mechanisms in KOA to establish the first comprehensive predictive model of KOA, capturing also the interaction between loading and pain. In addition to a fundamental understanding, the mathematical model also enables personalized treatments based on the prediction of expected outcome.

Initially, we will develop in vivo measurement techniques and perform in vitro and ex vivo experiments to obtain model inputs. Hereafter, mathematical models of the body, joint, tissue and cell levels are researched and coupled to a pain response model to enable investigations of the relationship between KOA interventions and the multi-scale response. Rigorous validation is performed to evaluate the accuracy of the sub-level models as well as the predictive capabilities of the multi-scale model in a cohort study initiated during the project. Finally, the predictive capabilities of the model are applied to design novel, personalized KOA interventions with the ultimate goal to improve patient care.

MathKOA is a multi-national research project comprising partners from Aalborg University, University of Eastern Finland and Lund University and additional collaborators from Aalborg University Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology that has received 50 mio DKK in funding from the Novo Nordisk foundation. The success applicant(s) will, therefore, have a unique opportunity to join a large and highly ambitious project within Mathematical modeling of KOA.

The PhD project(s)
Within the general scope of the MathKOA project as outlined above one or more PhD scholarships are available at Aalborg University. Four overall research topics are available, for which the applicants must indicate which (could be one or more topics) they want to be considered for. This must be included in the project description that the applicants must upload as part of the application. For all four overall topics the following required qualifications apply:

 Required qualifications

  • You are a highly motivated individual who is able to work in a team and who is prepared to stay with other project partners for extended periods of time.
  • You have a master in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, robotics, or equivalent.
  • You have to be fluent in English both oral and written.

Moreover, within each of the four research topics, additional required as well as desired qualifications are listed.


Research topic 1: Modeling of knee joint stability from novel 3D stability measurements.

The purpose of this research topic is create patient-specific knee models, capturing the 3D knee stability profile of individual KOA patients. To this end, the research will also include development of a novel robotics- and ultrasound-based 3D knee stability measurement technology and apply it to quantify the full 3D stability profile of KOA patients. This information is subsequently converted to a patient-specific computational model of the knee. This will leverage previous and ongoing research at Aalborg University within 3D stability measurement technology.

Required qualifications

  • You have experience in mechanical design, software programming (Matlab and Labview) and signal processing.

Desired qualifications

  • You have experience designing mechanical systems with a human interface.
  • You have experiences with performing experiments on humans.
  • You have experiences with control algorithms of electromechanical systems.
  • You have experiences with ultrasound data acquisition.
  • You have experiences with knee modeling (either through multi-body approaches, e.g. AnyBody Modeling system, OpenSim etc. or finite element modeling with e.g. Abaqus, Ansys, OpenFE etc.)


Research topic 2: Modeling of cartilage and meniscus properties from novel Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI)-based measurements

The purpose of this research topic is to create patient-specific knee models, capturing the mechanical properties of cartilage and meniscus in vivo. To this end, the research will also include development of a MRI-compatible loading device to obtain loaded and unloaded MRI images from which to identify the cartilage and meniscus strain under the specific load. This information is subsequently converted to a patient-specific computational model of the knee and used to identify differences in healthy and KOA cartilage and meniscus properties.

Required qualifications

  • You have experience in mechanical design, software programming (ideally Matlab and Labview) and signal processing.

Desired qualifications

  • You have experience designing mechanical systems with a human interface.
  • You have experiences with performing experiments on humans.
  • You have experiences with knee modeling (either through multi-body approaches, e.g. AnyBody Modeling system, OpenSim etc. or finite element with e.g. Abaqus, Ansys, OpenFE etc.)


Research topic 3: Template-based MRI segmentation for multi-scale modeling

The purpose of this research topic is create novel MRI segmentation algorithms to extract bone, cartilage and ligament information from MRI images of healthy and KOA patients to be applied for patient-specific computational modeling. This research will explore template-based approaches to reduce (or ideally fully remove) time consuming, manual tasks when segmenting medical images with a focus on creating seamless interfaces to patient-specific computational models of the lower extremity.

 Required qualifications

  • Software programming experiences (e.g. C, C++, Python and/or Matlab).

Desired qualifications

  • You have experience with manual and/or (semi) automatic segmentation of medical images.
  • You have experiences with performing experiments on humans.
  • You have experiences with modeling of the musculoskeletal system (either through multi-body approaches, e.g. AnyBody Modeling system, OpenSim etc. or finite element with e.g. Abaqus, Ansys, OpenFE etc.)


Research topic 4:
Predictive, patient-specific computational models capturing the effects of disease progression.

The purpose of this research topic is to create computationally efficient algorithms to predict the movement pattern of KOA patients capturing how the movements are affected by alterations in the mechanical properties of the structures of the knee, e.g. cartilage loss (leading to instability) joint instability, bone formation etc and pain.

Required qualifications

  • Software programming experiences (e.g. C, C++, Python and/or Matlab).
  • You have extensive experiences with setting up and solving differential equations for physical systems (e.g. with forward dynamics, direct collocation or similar).

Desired qualifications

  • You have experience with multibody dynamics modeling
  • You have experiences with solving optimization problems
  • You have experiences with modeling of the musculoskeletal system (either through multi-body approaches, e.g. AnyBody Modeling system, OpenSim etc. or finite element with e.g. Abaqus, Ansys, OpenFE etc.)

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Michael Skipper Andersen, phone: +45 30354170, e-mail: msa@mp.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend(s).

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 at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk 

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 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

915-21069

Deadline: 2021-09-29 at 23:59

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Post expires on Wednesday September 29th, 2021

PhD student in environmental analysis with focus on sociohydrology

Published: 2021-09-20

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University is one of the most complete such academic
departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the
atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department”s programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet).

The Programme for Air, Water, and Landscape Science encompasses education and research in
meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis, and physical geography.

Duties/Project description: This PhD project will analyze the spatial-temporal relationships between the occurrence of hydrological extremes, i.e. drought and flood events, and changes in human societies. The projects will focus on the study of  hotspots, i.e. human-environment systems across scales. The selected students will be affiliated to the Centre for Natural Disaster Science (CNDS).

Requirements: The applicant shall have university science degree (MSc) in environmental sciences, geography, hydrology or related areas relevant to the PhD topic. Other degrees may also be considered, in particular civil and environmental engineering. General entry requirement, i.e. a degree at advanced level (Master’s level) or fulfill the requirements for courses comprising of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits are at advanced level  (Master’s level) or the equivalent. The successful candidate shall have a solid base in mathematics, statistics, and basic computer skills. Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required.

How to apply: The application should include a 1-page statement of research interest and motivation for applying for this PhD position. More specifically, how applicant’s research interests are related to the PhD topic, which is broadly defined above, and how applicant’s qualifications meet the required qualifications. The application should also include a CV/resume, verified list of course grades and contact details for at least two reference persons. If available, a Master thesis and letters of recommendation can also be attached. Please note that applications can only be accepted via the web interface linked below.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-11-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Giuliano Di Baldassarre, e-mail giuliano.dibaldassarre@geo.uu.se. 

Please submit your application by 11 October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3418.

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Deadline: 2021-10-11 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences

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Post expires on Monday October 11th, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biostatistics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biostatistics

Job description

Applicants are invited for a 2.5 year position (100%) as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biostatistics to be based at the Department of Behavioural Medicine, in close cooperation with the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE) – Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway.

Short introduction

The postdoctoral fellow will work in a multidisciplinary environment interfacing medicine, statistics and psychology. This is an opportunity to join one of Europe’s most active biostatistics groups at an exciting time. Currently, OCBE makes up a group of about 70 scientists with interests spanning a broad range of areas, and holds numerous collaborations with leading bio-medical research groups nationally and internationally. OCBE is responsible for the bio-statistical teaching for the professional study in medicine, the faculty’s bachelor and master programs, and the PhD training. OCBE also provides an extensive advisory service for bio-medical and clinical researchers at the University of Oslo and the Oslo University Hospital, an existing source of data and challenges for our discipline. The Department of Behavioural Medicine consists of researchers with a background in different health professions that investigate a broad range of topics from momentary reward processing to long-term health outcomes and quality of life in patients and health personnel, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The department is also responsible for educating medical students, with special attention to clinical communication skills.

The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in a joint transnational project funded by the ERA-NET scheme of the European Commission (www.neuron-eranet.eu). The current ‘Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research’ (NEURON) aims to coordinate research efforts across Europe to promote disease-related biomedical research on sensory disorders. The aim of the project is to investigate the effects of touch on physiological regulation processes in preterm-born infants and rat pups, and to map the time window for the development of nerve fibers receptive for slow stroking touch in infants.

More about the position

The appointment is a full-time position, and is made for a period of 2.5 years. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for developing methods to integrate and compare data from humans and animals, consisting in time series of functions. Aim of the analysis is to investigate the effects of touch based on the fluctuations in the biological data (heart rate and pulse frequency) across time and age of the infants/rat pups.

A strong competence in methodological statistics and a large interest in programming are essential. The candidate is expected to collaborate closely with an interdisciplinary team of researchers in France and Germany who will provide the data that forms the basis of the postdoctoral position.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Expected starting date: latest January 1st, 2021.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible and competent statistician holding a PhD or equivalent who enjoys working in an international and interactive environment. Since the project requires the integration of data from different groups and disciplines in different countries, experience from working in a multicultural / multidisciplinary environment is a strong advantage. The candidate should also have experience with or an interest in Open Science. Personal prerequisites to carry out the project will be highly weighted.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in statistics, data science, computer science, mathematics, or another field with a strong quantitative component. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • The successful candidate should have a solid background in methodological statistics. Interest in the broad area of biostatistics would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency with programing languages (R, Matlab, Python, C++, or others) is mandatory. Some experience in statistical programming (ideally Monte Carlo simulation and/or numerical optimization) would be an advantage.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Personal skills

  • Strong ability of taking initiative and working independently
  • Ability to plan and manage tasks to a timetable, and to stick to the plan
  • Flexibility, willingness to learn and to work in a dynamic environment with a diverse team

We offer

  • salary NOK 534 400-604 700 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • a structured career development program, specifically developed for postdoctoral candidates
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Professor Uta Sailer, phone number: +47 22851032, e-mail: uta.sailer@medisin.uio.no

Associate Professor Valeria Vitelli, phone number: +47 45114033, e-mail : valeria.vitelli@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master’s programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

Deadline: 4 October 2021
Unit: Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
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Researcher position in Geophysics with focus on near-surface seismic methods and/or applied seismics reflection

Published: 2021-09-20

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University focuses on subjects that range from the Earth”s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans, and from basic research on natural resources to research on how humans can sustainably manage these resources. For more information please visit: The Department of Earth Sciences.

Innovative seismic methods are required for high-resolution imaging of quick-clay deposits, their physical properties and host materials. Spatial and temporal sampling for a full-wavefield sampling and imaging are needed for this purpose and has been effectively attempted in various experiments in Sweden. The geophysics program is currently running projects involving studies of major crustal structures of the Baltic Shield, urban geophysics, novel geophysical instruments and methods for deep mineral exploration, geological storage of CO2, and development of electromagnetic instruments and methods for near-surface and deep crustal-scale studies. The geophysics program runs its own ~ 700-channel (cabled and 1C/3C wireless), a state-of-the-art 120-3C seismic landstreamer acquisition system, and uses modern processing and imaging software. It is also well equipped with modern downhole logging equipment. The program also runs the Swedish National Seismic Network (SNSN), consisting of about 70 permanent broadband stations, and has an extensive equipment pool for passive field studies.

Duties: The researcher will conduct research within various national and international projects. A major component of the project involves combined active- and passive-source imaging at our quick-clay landslide sites in southwest of Sweden. The researcher will also work within a larger research team including experts from different countries and expected to also contribute to other external research projects within the program.

Requirements: We are seeking a motivated candidate with strong interest in research who has a PhD degree in geophysics. The candidate should have experience and knowledge on reflection and surface-waves data imaging and modeling of active and passive data, Matlab (or any equivalent). Good oral and written proficiency in English is required.

Additional qualifications:  The project includes field works and the candidate should be willing to spend time in the field collecting data. It is a merit to have a driver´s license. 

In your application include your CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, and a personal letter describing yourself and your relevant experience (maximum 2 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your PhD thesis and eventual publications, and contact information for, or letters from at least two referees. In your cover letter specifically explain how much your experience fits the position.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-11-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position 6 months.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Alireza Malehmir tel. +46(0)18-471 2335, e-mail: alireza.malehmir@geo.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 4 October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3438.

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Deadline: 2021-10-04 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences

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Post expires on Monday October 4th, 2021

Postdoc Position on Nitrous Oxide Turnover in the Ocean

A two-year postdoc position is available at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The position will be associated with Carolin Löscher and is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

The aim of the postdoc project is to understand how nitrous oxide is biologically removed from marine surface waters by a combination of isotope labelling experiments, genetic and metagenomic profiling and single cell techniques. Nitrous oxide is one of the strongest natural greenhouse gases, and its production has been subject to numerous studies over the last decades. Its consumption, or its sinks, are, however, not clear and will therefore be studied in the context of this project. The position should start on 1 January 2022. Application deadline: 1 November 2021.

The postdoc should be interested in combining field work, marine biogeochemistry, ecology and bioinformatics.

Qualifications/requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious candidate with:

  • A PhD in ocean science, climate science or ecology
  • Experience with gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, trace gas analyses, molecular ecology
  • Project management and project development skills
  • Interest and will to travel and participate in field experiments nationally and internationally
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

We offer:

  • A two-year postdoc position in a stimulating and supportive, international young research team
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure
  • Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators
  • A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.)
  • Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.

 For further information please contact Carolin Löscher (cloescher@biology.sdu.dk).

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

Postdoc for Synthesis of Methanol

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

Responsibilities and qualifications
The postdoc will work under the sub-group on thermal methanol synthesis which involves several post-docs and PhD students. The main objective is to synthesis methanol at such low temperature that the pressure can be lowered substantially. It could also involve ammonia synthesis. The work will be based on strong interaction with the theory group headed by Jens Nørskov, which is screening for new materials using DFT calculations for determining optimal catalysts. The project aims at synthesizing the most interesting candidates and testing them towards their ability to make methanol. The work will involve fundamental investigation of heterogeneous catalysts, including model systems, both under more conventional conditions e.g. high-pressure set-up (max 20 bars) with 100-300 mg loadings. Part of the project involves testing in conjunction with a high-pressure cell connected to a UHV system equipped with XPS, ISS, TPD. Visiting large scale facilities such as synchrotrons for EXAFS and High-pressure XPS measurements may be envisioned.

The successful candidate is well-motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science. A significant part of V-SUSTAIN takes place at the section for Surface Science and Catalysis (SurfCat) at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). It is mandatory that the candidate has extensive experience with UHV-based methods such as XPS, AES and catalysts testing. Having experience with combining UHV, high-pressure cells and measurements at synchrotrons  is considered a particular great advantage.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years. The position is available from beginning of 2022.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the research at SurfCat at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) please inspect www.surfcat.dtu.dk
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Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Professor Ib Chorkendorff ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk or Associate Professor Jakob Kibsgaard jkib@fysik.dtu.dk

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

Application
Your online application must be submitted no later than 1 October 2021 (Danish time). 
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Magnetically Frustrated Metal-Organic Frameworks

A 3-year PhD scholarship in metal-organic framework (MOF) chemistry and physics is available at the Department of Chemistry. The project will be under supervision of Associate Professor Kasper S. Pedersen and is starting as soon as possible.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The PhD project will focus on the design, synthesis, and characterization of new types of magnetically frustrated metal-organic network structures. This includes also the detailed elucidation of structural and physical properties, and electronic structures. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with the Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). The candidate will spend a significant part of the project period at EPFL and at international large-scale facilities (synchrotron and neutron sources) in Europe and in the US. The project will have significant impact on the understanding of chemical design of frustrated magnetism and novel magnetic ground states in metal-organic materials. Active dissemination of the obtained results, in scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job.

The candidate should have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS points; or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree) in chemistry with a focus on synthetic inorganic or organic chemistry. Experience with crystallography, spectroscopy in inorganic chemistry, and handling of air- and moisture sensitive compounds are considered advantageous. Most importantly, the candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants, who seek to be among the brightest in their field and do science at the highest international level, will be considered.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the candidates will be made by Associate Professor Kasper S. Pedersen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further questions about the project should be directed to Associate Professor Kasper S. Pedersen, email: kastp@kemi.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk/english

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae (including name and contact information of Master’s degree supervisor)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Chemistry

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Signal Processing for Multimode Communication

DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering, and it has a strong focus on optical communications. We are hereby announcing a PhD in Signal processing for multimode communication. This project is part of the Centre of Excellence Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC) funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and established in 2015. The SPOC centre was established to aim at significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in ultra-high capacity optical communications and this PhD project will be at the heart of this activity.

This PhD project will study signal processing for future optical communication systems.

Spatial division multiplexing (SDM) will be a key technology to meeting the data rate demand in future optical networks. The PhD project will focus on multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) signal processing enabling SDM optical communications. Specialized digital MIMO will be designed and optimized jointly with and for the optical multimode channels, incl. MIMO modules, built in-house in SPOC. Optical MIMO modules will include multiplexors and demultiplexors for multimode communication as orbital angular momentum (OAM) communication. Mode and core interference during multi-mode multi-core fiber propagation will also be studied. In order to maximize the data rates of these communication systems, MIMO designs will be combined with multi-dimensional constellation shaping and coding.

The PhD project will be in close collaboration with other activities in SPOC, including activities on novel multimode optical communication.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your main responsibilities will be to study, identify, implement and design novel signal processing techniques, incl. MIMO to be applied in state of the art optical communication systems based on multimode as OAM and possibly multi-core optical SDM. You will work together with optical scientists on the joint design of digital and optical signal processing for MIMO transmitters and receivers. Successful designs will be part of data rate breaking transmission experiments, which will be conducted in house and in collaboration with the SPOC partners. Your main tasks can be summarized as follows:

Study conventional linear and nonlinear MIMO concepts

  • Study optical SDM communication systems
  • Design signal processing  incl. MIMO transmitter and receiver processors for optical communication with SDM,
  • Design coded modulation systems for maximized throughput of optical SDM systems, including constellation shaping and coding
  • Participate in and contribute to novel communication system experiments

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are a must.

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 Søren Forchhammer, Researcher Metodi Yankov and SPOC centre leader Professor Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Søren Forchhammer; sofo@fotonik.dtu.dk and Researcher Metodi P. Yankov, meya@fotonik.dtu.dk

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 25 October 2021 Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-10-25 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on Monday October 25th, 2021

Postdoc in Recombinant production and biophysical characterisation of plant proteins

Will you contribute to develop more sustainable plant-based protein ingredients and accelerate the transition from animal- to plant-based food?

A research opportunity as postdoc is now available in the ‘SEEDFOOD: Functional and palatable plant seed storage proteins for sustainable foods’ project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The primary partners in SEEDFOOD are University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Le Mans in France (ULM). The project coordinator is Professor Marianne Nissen Lund, Department of Food Science, UCPH. SEEDFOOD will serve as multi-disciplinary centre in which you as young scientist will benefit from training and joint supervision by principal investigators. We expect some mobility between labs and partners. You will be part of an international dynamic research environment founded on knowledge sharing, high scientific ambitions and cross-disciplinary synergy. We focus on active career development of junior researchers, and offer coaching/mentoring activities across the centre.

The vision of SEEDFOOD is to accelerate the transition from animal- to plant-based food proteins for sustainable food production and consumption. We will achieve this by tailoring plant protein ingredients with superior functional, palatable, and nutritional properties through novel protein design and in-depth understanding of molecular interactions in the food matrix. We will use rapeseed protein to obtain new insights underpinning the scientific foundation to promote the use of seed storage proteins for foods. Rapeseed is a protein-rich crop used for industrial oil production. It is farmed on a large scale in Europe and may be utilized in new food types locally across the globe. In SEEDFOOD we will create knowledge to sustainably transform poor functionality of plant seed storage proteins and rationally tailor protein performance for future food design. Scientific themes in SEEDFOOD encompass: gentle and sustainable processing to isolate seed proteins; improvement of protein surface characteristics through enzyme and UV-light treatments; biophysics of protein structures and molecular interactions; functionality and palatability in model foods.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a position in recombinant production and biophysical characterisation of isoforms and mutant proteins of rapeseed cruciferin and napin. The aims of the project are the optimization of the production hosts towards a high yield cell factory, the production of variants of cruciferin and napin, followed by an in-depth characterization of the key biophysical properties, such as protein stability and interactions with other relevant molecules.

The position is jointly between DTU Bioengineering and DTU Biosustain.

Tasks

  • Design of a high-expression platform strain.
  • Rational and systematic optimization of recombinant protein production of major naturally occurring rapeseed isoforms and mutants thereof.
  • Applying genome-scale metabolic models on the expression organism enabling high yields.
  • Design and production of variants of the rapeseed proteins.
  • Biophysical characterisation of rapeseed proteins, including, but not limited to, SPR, BLI, nanoDSF, DLS, flow-induced dispersion analysis.
  • Co-Supervision of PhD and Master students

Required qualifications

  • A PhD degree in experimental Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or Biotechnology.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and interest in working in a team of multiple partners.

Key selection criteria

  • Professional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Publications.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Language skills.
  • Creative thinking.

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

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

The employment will start on the 1.1.2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The employment is initially for two years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexander K. Buell, tel.: +45 4525 4061, email: alebu@dtu.dk

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

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

To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-10-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

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Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship in microbial electrosynthesis

A 3-year PhD position starting 1 October 2021 is available at the Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment). If you have an interest in microbial electrosynthesis and material science and the integration of the two to address the Environmental Challenges for the Twenty-First Century (e.g., climate change, carbon capture & utilization, and storage of renewable energy), and contribute to circular bioeconomy for the green transition towards a sustainable society, this PhD position could be exactly what you are looking for.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will participate in a new project granted by Independent Research Fund Denmark, which aims to develop a new integrated sustainable microbial electrochemical technology platform for selective and efficient production of higher alcohols from CO2 and renewable electricity via the interface between microbes and microelectrodes. You will be part of a research team encompassing both nearby colleagues as well as external academic and industrial partners. You will perform a thorough study to optimize system performance, address potential limitations, and to find corresponding technical solutions.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Fabricate mechanically stable microelectrodes with well-defined geometry and size using additive manufacturing followed by pyrolysis.
  • Identify the key properties and optimization of material-microorganism interactions to facilitate biofilm formation and electron transfer.
  • Integrate the microbial metabolism and microelectrodes in bioelectrochemical reactor and optimize the system enabling more efficient bioproduction from CO2 and renewable energy.
  • Write scientific papers and present research results at conferences.
  • Work as a teaching assistant in two or three 5 ECTS modules.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Technical Proficiency

  • Solid background in microbiology/bioelectrochemistry.
  • Foundations in biology, physic chemistry, and material science.
  • A keen interest in microbial electrochemistry.
  • Some experience with electrochemistry or biosynthesis.

Soft Skills Requirements

  • Fluent spoken and written English. Minimum proficiency level is B2, C1 is preferred.
  • Self-reliant working style
  • Curious and ambitious personality.
  • Prior research and publication experience is considered a definite plus but is not required.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Yifeng Zhang from DTU Environment and Associate Professor Stephan S. Keller from DTU Nanolab.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years starting 1 October 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Yifeng Zhang (yifz@env.dtu.dk)

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 November 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • A recommendation letter (e.g., from the supervisor of your master project)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in water, environmental engineering and sustainability in Europe. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. Our activities within research, education and innovation are focused water, chemicals and resources. The department has app. 185 staff members of more than 25 nationalities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Environment

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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

PhD position in Chemistry with specialization in Organic Chemistry

Published: 2021-09-14

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

Department of Chemistry – BMC conducts research and education in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry. More than 100 people work at the department. New employees and students are recruited from all over the world and English is the main working language. The department is located at the Biomedical Centre in Uppsala, which facilitates collaborations with research groups in biology, pharmacy, medicine and SciLifeLab and gives access to advanced infrastructure for experimental and theoretical studies. You can find more information about us here.

Project description: 1-2 positions are available in the laboratories of Professor Jan Streuff at the Department of Chemistry – BMC. The Streuff Group is working in the fields of Homogeneous Catalysis and Organic Synthesis. The project will deal with the discovery of new reactivity and either focus on metallocene catalysis or on catalytic reductive bond formations and cleavages. PhD students are expected to actively engage in all aspects of the research, tasks will include the synthesis of reaction precursors, and catalysts, reaction optimization and application, analysis and interpretation of the results, full characterization of new products, precise documentation, as well as reporting the results on a regular basis and forward planning.

Duties: The main duties of PhD 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 %).

Requirements:

  • To be eligible for doctoral education, a basic higher education equivalent to at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle level, or essentially equivalent competences acquired in some other way, is required. More information about the general requirements can be found here
  • To be admitted to the doctoral education programme in Chemistry with specialization in organic chemistry, 90 ECTS credits in chemistry or courses relevant to the chemistry field, including 40 ECTS credits in organic chemistry at second-cycle level, or essentially equivalent competences acquired in some other way, are required. More information about the subject specific requirements can be found here
  • Very good English proficiency in speech and writing.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as good collaborative skills, motivation and independence, as well as how the applicant through his/her experience and competence is judged to have the abilities necessary to develop within and acquire the doctoral education.

Additional requirements: It is desired that you have a Master´s degree in Organic Chemistry or equivalent. Hands-on experience with NMR spectroscopic analysis and from working under inert gas atmosphere as well as a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry will be considered as advantage. Experience from research (for example BSc and MSc thesis projects, academic internships, company research…) will be seen as a strong merit. Ability of critical and analytical thinking are necessities and will therefore be valued at the selection of candidates.

PhD students at the department are typically engaged in teaching at BSc and MSc level. Prior experience from teaching/mentoring, also from non-academic contexts, and outreach can therefore be considered a merit.

It is important for us to keep our lab and instruments clean and organized. Accordingly, you must be very organized and systematic in your work, and ready to actively contribute to a pleasant and productive work environment.

Application procedure: The application is preferably written in English and shall include the following documents:

  1. Personal letter
  2. CV
  3. Attested copies of certificates of exams, degrees and grades.
  4. Contact information to at least two references (e-mail address and phone number).
  5. Copy of diploma thesis, publications or other relevant documents, if available.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 2022-01-17 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of position: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. The doctoral education programme normally consists of four years of full-time studies. The position may be combined with teaching or other departmental duties (maximum 20%), which extends the employment by the corresponding time. More information about the doctoral education programme can be found here.  

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Jan Streuff, jan.streuff@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by October 14 2021. UFV-PA 2021/3410.

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. Find out more about what it´s like to work and live in Sweden

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2021-10-14 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – BMC

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Post expires on Thursday October 14th, 2021

Postdoc in Enzyme Engineering

A post doc position will be available in connection to the EnDeWa project, which strives to engineer better enzymes for bioprocessing of plastic waste. EnDeWa is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark and brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from DTU and Novozymes. The project will apply a range of approaches within design, mutagenesis, production and characterization of plastic degrading enzymes, and the aim is to produce both competitive catalysts for industrial application and a leading knowledge platform for the enzymatic deconstruction of plastic. The post doc position will provide excellent conditions for developing leading research skills within this area in particular and applied enzymology in general.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The new post doc will be involved in both the production and characterization of plastic degrading enzymes. The former includes enzyme design, strain construction and fermentation, while the latter focuses on characterization of enzymes with respect to kinetic parameters, stability and inhibition. The post doc will also work with the organization, storage and interpretation of data, and collaborate with the rest on the EnDeWa team on designing new generations of enzyme variants. The research will include laboratory work at both DTU and Novozymes, which are located within walking distance in the Lyngby area. We are looking for applicant with excellent qualifications in two or more of the areas listed below, and the willingness and ability to develop skills in the other.

  • Molecular biology
  • Heterologous expression of proteins
  • Enzyme assay development
  • Kinetic characterization and –modeling
  • Structure-function relationships of enzyme catalysis
  • Enzyme design

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

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

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

The period of employment is up to three years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
The post docs will we associated with the research group “Interfacial Enzymology” at DTU Bioengineering. You may learn more about the group at

https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english/researchny/research-sections/section-for-protein-chemistry-and-enzyme-technology/interfacial-enzymology

For further information, please contact Professor Peter Westh, petwe@dtu.dk or Science Manager Kenneth Jensen, KHJN@novozymes.com.

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 10 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)

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

DTU Bioengineering is an important contributor to the areas of biotechnology, food technology and human & animal health, through the advances we make in research, technology and innovation and through the training and education of first-class BScs, MScs and PhDs in bioengineering.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-10-10 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 10th, 2021

Postdoc in Multi-physics weld modelling of large-scale cast iron components

Are you interested in contributing to development of metallic components for wind energy?

If so, the department of Wind Energy, Division of Materials and Components invites applicants for a postdoc position in the area of multi-physics weld modeling of large-scale cast iron components for wind turbines.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The research position is part of a project funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark, which seeks to develop a game-changing welding technology that will enable assembly welding and repair welding of large-scale cast iron components for wind turbines. The successful applicant will be a member of a larger team of university researchers working closely together with the major companies in this project, which include welding institutes, foundries, and wind turbine manufacturers.

The postdoc project aims at advancing the state of the art in the area of multi-physics modelling of welding processes of large-scale cast iron components. The main objective of the project is to develop a thermo-mechanical model to predict residual stresses (RS) induced by different welding processes, and use the RS data and 3D X-ray tomography data of the weldment in a fatigue model to predict the lifetime of the large-scale cast iron weldments.

Your primary responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Develop a thermo-mechanical model for predicting residual stresses (RS) induced by various welding processes for different welding parameters and heating/cooling conditions and optimize the process parameters.
  • Develop fatigue model for cast iron using experimental 3D X-ray tomography data input
  • Integrate RS model with fatigue model to predict the lifetime of welded large-scale cast iron components
  • Disseminate the results in peer-reviewed journals

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Furthermore, strong English communication skills are essential. Applicants should be highly motivated, ambitious, and eager to seek and share knowledge, willing and able to work as part of a team as well as through interdisciplinary collaboration with industrial partners and across the sections in DTU Wind Energy department.

More specifically, you should have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in thermo-mechanical modeling of welding processes
  • Strong knowledge of Finite-element modeling and multi-physics modeling
  • Good knowledge of fracture mechanics and fatigue of welded components
  • Experience in finite element softwares such as Abaqus and Ansys as well as programming skills in Matlab, Python, and Fortran is a plus.

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

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

The period of employment is 2 years starting 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Researcher Ali Sarhadi (asar@dtu.dk) and Senior Researcher Martin Eder (maed@dtu.dk)

You can read more about the Department at www.vindenergi.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of at least 2 referees

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

DTU Wind Energy is one of the largest and most well-known university department for wind energy in the world with 250 employees. The institute is in the international driving field with a unique integration of research, education, innovation and public / private government service. DTU Wind Energy has extensive expertise in wind turbine technology, focusing on the impact of loads, structural design and reliability, aeroelastic design and materials.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind Energy

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc in Catalysis and Materials Theory

One postdoc position is available in the Catalysis Theory Center in the Physics Department of the Technical University of Denmark. The Center comprises three research groups, all motivated by the shared 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 Catalysis and Materials Theory group is focused on the development of an understanding of materials properties in general, and catalysts in particular, on the basis electronic structure calculations. This includes development of a fundamental understanding of chemical processes at the gas-solid and liquid-solid interface as well as chemical conversion processes with special emphasis on sustainable production of fuels and chemicals.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The successful candidates will be working on theoretical method development and computational catalyst discovery for heterogeneous reactions for H2O, CO2 and N2 reduction. You will be working in close collaboration with other group members from a variety of backgrounds. The position also involves close collaboration with experimentalists.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).Your PhD is in chemistry, physics, materials science or a similar field. Previous postdoc experience is preferred.

You have a comprehensive understanding of heterogeneous and/or electro-catalysis. You have extensive experience in density functional theory calculations and preferably with kinetic analysis and machine learning methods. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator in both written and spoken English, is independent and can lead a project from start to finish, and enjoys collaborating closely with others from diverse backgrounds as well as supporting more junior group members.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The postdoc appointment is for one year starting 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Director Kathrine Nielsen (kabnie@dtu.dk).

You can read more about the Department of Physics at www.fysik.dtu.dk/english.

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 29 September 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter – keep it to a maximum 500 words)
  • CV
  • Academic Diploma (PhD)
  • List of publications
  • List of 2 references who can be contacted by phone or email 

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

The Department of Physics is focusing on physics areas of fundamental interests and with clear application and innovation potentials. It is our ambition to perform research and to offer education at a high international level, thereby contributing to the DTU strategy about being a leading technical university

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-09-29 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday September 29th, 2021

Postdoc in Microscopy of Food Materials

A postdoc position working at the interface between bioimaging, food science and biophysics is available the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense. Employment can take place from 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: 1 November 2021.

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is one of four departments at the Faculty of Science, SDU and is located in Odense. The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is a department focused on basic research. We are happy to move beyond traditional disciplines and work to develop new technologies and sciences across physics, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and biology. The department’s research thus contributes to new knowledge and solutions with applications in the areas of climate, environment, energy and health.

The department has a strong chemistry programme with leading international researchers within Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Green Chemistry and Computational Chemistry. In addition to the chemical research programme the department has a strong research profile within Pharmaceutical Technology.

The successful candidate will work on a project focused on the microstructural basis of product stability in novel food types containing dairy and non-dairy ingredients.

The project is interdisciplinary and explorative and will develop new sample types, original use of microscopy tools and implementation/development of image analysis methods in conjunction with concepts from food science. The main focus will be to establish a relationship between micro and nanostructure of food materials and their physical stability, and to develop a toolbox based on microscopy. The project is performed as a collaboration between a university (SDU) and two partners from the food industry: Arla Foods and IFF Denmark. Employment and main workplace will be at SDU, Odense, Denmark.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with the following qualifications:

  • A strong experimental background (PhD) in soft matter, biophysics, physical chemistry, food physics, bioimaging or a related discipline.
  • Competence to perform high-quality experimental research at the interface between bioimaging, food science and biophysics. The candidate should be both creative and systematic, able to propose and design relevant experiments and to work independently.  
  • Experience with advanced microscopy (e.g. confocal or AFM) and image analysis.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (English) for effective teamwork in the project group.

The successful candidate will get access to state-of-the-art microscope and biophysics facilities at SDU (dambic.dk) plus laboratories at the companies’ R&D facilities.

The postdoc position is for up to three years. Candidates are requested to motivate their interest in the position and to include two letters of recommendation or alternatively references that can be contacted.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Adam Cohen Simonsen (adam@sdu.dk).

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

PhD in electrochemical energy conversion electrode component and process multi-scale imaging

The Section of Chemical Engineering (ChE), Department of Green Technology (IGT), University of Southern Denmark, (SDU) invites applications for a PhD position within the area of electrochemical energy conversion electrode component and process multi-scale imaging in the field of electrolyzers and fuel cells. The activity is part of Danish lighthouse project and center of excellence – SOLID with a strong consortium and clear vision to visualize the internal structure of hard materials, their creation and change in use with advanced imaging facilities, including X-rays and neutrons. The PhD project will be performed in collaboration with DTU Energy, Technical University of Denmark which also provides co-supervision of the PhD-student. The targeted starting date for the position is 1st of February 2022 or sooner and will be agreed with the successful candidate.

The position offers a chance to share the expertise of ChE within the fields of metal catalyst, material synthesis and characterisation, electrochemistry, energy conversion and technical development on material sustainable and circular development. 

For more information on SOLID and the partners visit: https://solid.dtu.dk/

For more information on the department please see: https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/igt-green-technology 

For more information in working at SDU and living in Odense please visit: https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/international_staff

Job description
A successful candidate will get a unique chance to participate in research and collaboration with the scientific as well as commercial communities in the field of electrochemical energy conversion electrode structure and transport phenomenon investigations.

The multi-scale (nano, sub-micro, micro) imaging studies using X-ray and/or neutrons to

  • identify relevant materials and evaluate their properties
  • capture and follow the overall matrix, where the materials are embedded
  • in-situ study on liquid droplets or gas bobble formation and/or transport phenomenon in porous media

The focus will be on following activities:

  1. Electrode component design, preparation and modification
  2. Comprehensive electrode structure evaluation (including post-mortem analysis).
  3. Electrode structure – performance relationship interpretation

It is preferred if the candidate has experiences and contributions within one or more of the following areas:

  • Electrochemical energy conversion reactions (water electrolysis, CO2 reduction, N2 reduction, fuel cell etc.) and gas diffusion electrode preparation (catalyst selection, ink tuning, electrode printing, membrane electrode assembling, etc).
  • Ex-situ / in-situ electrode property evaluation, operation and interpretation based on electrochemical performance, physiochemical property and imaging characterization.
  • Experience in X-ray / neutron scattering/imaging, work at large scale X-ray/neutron facility and relevant data analysis

We offer
We offer an inspirational international research environment with excellent infrastructure including large scale facilities and strong collaborations with a vast international network, research organizations and commercial stakeholders. We offer a position from which to further develop the fundamental knowledge to provide insightful understanding and applicable solution.

We expect
The candidate shall have a MSc degree or equivalent in material science / chemistry / chemical engineering / physical chemistry /nanotechnology or similar field.

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-driven candidate, with outstanding research background and imaging experience, a proven record of publications in international peer reviewed journals and who communicates well in an international environment. The candidate must be able to carry out independent, systematic and rigorous research and engineering work, which is clearly aligned with the overall project activity.

Contact information
Further information is available from

  • SDU Assoc Prof Shuang Ma Andersen mashu@igt.sdu.dk Tel: 6550 9186  
  • SDU head of section Knud Villy Christensen kvc@igt.sdu.dk Tel: 65507478
  • DTU head of section Luise Theil Kuhn luku@dtu.dk Tel: 51419371
If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

Conditions of employment
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements).

Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the Head of the PhD School has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

A PhD fellow is not allowed to have any kind of sideline employment, while enrolled as PhD fellow at the faculty.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order), read more here

The assessment process
Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used. 

Application procedure
The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on How to apply before applying.

The application deadline is 1st of November 2021.

The application must be in English and must include the following – the required forms must be found at the Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants. Find the form at the Faculty website.
  • Motivation letter including research statement. Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both original and translated into English.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Find the form at the Faculty website. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • List of publications and including full copies of the three most important representative publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • A list of at least two references including contact details. 

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

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

Postdoc Positions in Machine Learning for Global Optimization in Chemical Physics

Are you interested in combining machine learning and electronic structure methods into a powerful tool for atomistic structure search?
 

Starting Date and Period

Starting date is January 1st 2022 or sometime thereafter. Duration of the employment is two years.

The successful candidate(s) will develop new methods for optimizing atomistic structure of molecules, clusters, and materials surfaces. These could be evolutionary search methods or more informed methods that exploit data and build new structure in a rational way. Examples of projects would be graph neural networks predicting build-sequences or generative adversarial networks suggesting new structures or mending defected ones with inpainting techniques. The successful candidate(s) are expected to develop methods following their own ideas. The computer code language to be used is python and the ASE package will be employed.
 

Your Profile

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in physics, chemistry, nanoscience, computer science or equivalent. Previous experience with machine learning methods and/or first principles energy calculations in physical chemistry is required. Experience with programming in python is highly desired.
 

Who we are/about us

In the Hammer group, we have built up expertise with image recognition (convolutional neural networks), surrogate energy landscapes (Gaussian Process Regression + Behler-Parrinello type neural networks) and reinforcement learning protocols. For examples of our results, see: https://gofee.au.dk or https://asla.au.dk. We aim for end-applications of the methods developed that range from the prediction of the atomic-scale structure of materials to the rational construction of materials with desired catalytic properties.

You can learn more about Bjørk Hammer’s group here

What we offer

We offer a cutting-edge research environment where the combination of electronic structure and machine learning methods are used to further the capabilities in computational modeling.

 

Place of work and area of Employment

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

Further information may be obtained by e-mailing Bjørk Hammer (hammer@phys.au.dk). Please use as e-mail subject: "postdoctoral position 21b".

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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: 2021-10-10 at 23:59
Email: mailto:hammer@phys.au.dk
Phone: +4587155629

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 10th, 2021

Researcher in Optical Spectroscopy

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry is one of the larger departments at Stockholm University with about 160 employees and about 2,000 students per academic year. The teaching focuses on solid chemistry, material chemistry and modern characterization techniques. The main research areas are porous materials, bio-based materials and electron microscopy.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project Rare-Earth-Based Ionic Liquids funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). The aim is the development and characterization of new 4f-element and/or 4f-transition metal based luminescent materials.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in the in-depth characterization of the optical properties of 4f and transition metal-based inorganic-organic hybrid compounds. The work predominately will focus on photoluminescence spectroscopy, i.e. the acquisition and interpretation of excitation and emission spectra, in dependence of time and temperature, the acquisition of UV-Vis-NIR absorption spectra, including spectroelectrochemistry. The successful applicant will be integrated in a international, dynamic, cross-disciplinary researcher team.

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

Assessment criteria
Doctoral degree must be in chemical or physical sciences or engineering and you have at least 2 years of post-graduate experience in the field of chemistry, materials science or solid state chemistry. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to the research skills. Experience in photo- and/or electroluminescence spectroscopy is mandatory. Knowledge on cyclic voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry, VUV-spectroscopy and other analytical techniques is advantageous. Skills on synthesis and handling materials under inert conditions is welcome. The skills shall be documented through publications, PhD thesis or letters of reference.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment starting from 2021-11-01 (or as per agreement) until 2022-12-31.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Anja-Verena Mudring, anja-verena.mudring@mmk.su.se, www.mudring.org.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Deadline: 2021-10-04 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday October 4th, 2021

Postdoctoral Position in Chemical Biology

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense invites applications for a postdoctoral position embedded in the laboratories of the Biomolecular Nanoscale Engineering Center – BioNEC research unit. The research unit focuses on engineering of state-of-the-art oligonucleotide and peptide bioconjugates for applications in DNA-programmed chemistry, fusion of biomembranes and functional oligonucleotides for molecular sensing and oligonucleotide-based therapies.

The postdoctoral project is part of our current activities on delivery of complex biomolecules for therapeutic applications and is centred around efficient, targeted cellular delivery of CRISPR/Cas gene editing tools. Our group is specialized in syntheses of highly modified DNA and RNA oligonucleotides as well as lipidated peptides using automated solid-phase synthesis. We have expertise in the development of delivery formulations based on functionalized lipid nanoparticles and membrane-anchored biomolecules. Spectroscopic and scattering methods for particle characterization and surface plasmon analysis for binding studies are core techniques used in our group. Our lab is strongly engaged in on-site collaborations with colleagues from biophysics, molecular biology, and the university hospital as part of our interdisciplinary projects.

We are seeking a highly motivated applicant on the interface between chemistry and molecular biology to join our BioNEC research unit for our project on efficient targeted delivery of CRISPR/Cas gene editing tools in order to complement current oligonucleotide activities within BioNEC.

The ideal candidate has the following key competences and skills:

  • A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology or related disciplines with a strong molecular biology background.
  • A background in nucleic acid chemistry, gene and transcript analysis techniques and bio-orthogonal conjugation.
  • Research experience in automated synthesis of oligonucleotides and/or peptides.
  • Documented research experience with CRISPR/Cas systems.
  • Hands-on expertise in HPLC separation of nucleotides and peptides.
  • Good understanding and practical skills in RNA analysis with MALDI-MS and LC-MS.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (English) for effective teamwork across disciplines.

Additional valuable skills:   

  • Research expertise in preparation and characterization of soft nanoparticles (liposomes).
  • Ability to design and implement experiments involving mammalian cell cultures and/or laboratory animals.
  • Skills in application of variable spectroscopic techniques for detailed characterization of biomolecules.

Starting date: 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter. The position is for a period of one year. Application deadline: 30 November 2021.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Stefan Vogel, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, e-mail: snv@sdu.dk.

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

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications.
• Copies of all publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated.
• A brief survey of the applicant’s most important research results.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent.

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-11-30 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 30th, 2021