Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

Postdoc in Design and Simulations of Single-Photon Sources

The Quantum and Laser Photonics Group at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, is seeking candidates for Postdoc positions in the field of design and simulations of highly efficient solid-state sources of single indistinguishable photons. The positions are offered with support from the Independent Research Fund Denmark and from the European Research Council.

Solid-state sources of single photons are expected to play an important role in various quantum information applications, such as secure communications, quantum computation and metrology. These applications generally require near-unity efficiency and a high single-photon purity as well as indistinguishable photon emission. Furthermore, the ideal single-photon source (SPS) should be deterministic and not involve heralding. A promising platform for a deterministic SPS is based on the semiconductor quantum dot (QD) in a solid-state environment. However, for a QD in a bulk material, the symmetry of the quantum dot leads to light emission in all directions, and furthermore the QD interacts with the solid-state environment leading to decoherence due to phonons and fluctuating charges. A major challenge in realizing a SPS is thus to establish control of the light emission.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc will participate in a project team with several Postdocs and PhD students, which will design and fabricate SPSs meeting all the requirements of the quantum information applications. The structures to be investigated include both vertically emitting structures (micropillars, photonic nanowires) and on-chip designs with in-plane emission (ridge waveguides). The fabrication and characterization of the vertically emitting sources will take place in-house, whereas the on-chip designs will be fabricated at the Technical University of Berlin. The activity benefits from synergy with the H2020 MSCA Innovative Training Network “Quantum Dots for Photonic Quantum Information Technologies (QUDOT-TECH)” coordinated by DTU Fotonik.

The optical simulations will be performed using the modal method, representing state-of-the-art in optical simulations of single-photon sources. While the method offers great insight into the governing physics, convergence is not easily obtained in particular for the planar structures, and we may rely on additional simulation methods, e.g. finite elements modelling. In addition, the indistinguishability of the emitted photons in the presence of phonon-induced decoherence mechanisms will be calculated using an open quantum system master equation approach.

The overall responsibility of the postdoc is to set up the numerical simulations framework to be used in the analysis of high-performance SPSs in collaboration with the PhD students, who will focus on the design work itself. In a collaborative effort, the team will analyse and propose novel SPS designs allowing for a good compromise between offering high performance and representing a robust design compatible with fabrication constraints. The tasks for the postdoc include setting up a modal method to be used both for vertical and in-plane designs and improving the performance of the code e.g. by implementing support for parallelization. Furthermore, the postdoc will build codes for the analysis of the photon indistinguishability. Additional responsibility of the postdoc includes supervision of the PhD students working on the theory and the designs and of MSc and BSc students associated with the project.

The candidate is thus expected to
 

  • Construct a home-made modal method software package compatible with multiple eigenmode solvers and implementing support for Bloch-wave formalism, dipole emitters and parallelization.
  • Set up a framework based on commercial software, e.g. finite elements modelling, allowing analysis of the most demanding structures.
  • Build a code based on an open quantum systems master equation approach to analyse the indistinguishability.
  • Supervise the design work of PhD students as well as MSc/BSc student projects.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. In addition, the candidate should have  
  • Knowledge of quantum optics.
  • Knowledge of cavity quantum electrodynamics and of quantum emitters in nanophotonic structures.
  • Experience with numerical simulations of the electromagnetic field.
  • Experience with Matlab, Python or a similar scientific programming language.
  • Previous experience with the Modal Method (e.g. Fourier Modal Method, Differential Method, Eigenmode Expansion Technique) or a similar modal expansion technique is recommended.
  • Willingness to work in close collaboration with an internal project team consisting both of theoreticians and experimentalists.
  • Willingness to supervise PhD, MSc and BSc students.
The candidate should describe his/her qualifications in relation to the points above in the cover letter.

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 three years.

The start date is May 1st 2020 (with some flexibility).

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Niels Gregersen, ngre@fotonik.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3789.

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

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 8 March 2020 (23:59 local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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

Deadline: 8 March 2020
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Sunday March 8th, 2020

Researcher position in applied mathematics/fluid mechanics

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

Research scientist 

At the Department of Mathematics, there is a vacancy for a permanent position as a researcher in applied mathematics/fluid mechanics.

The position is affiliated to externally financed projects. The first 3 years of the position are financed through the projects AMOFF, Assurance Monitoring for Offshore CO2 storage sites, funded through the Academia agreement with Equinor, ACTOM, Act on Offshore Monitoring, funded through the ACT programme, and FACTS, Fluxes and Fate of Microplastics in Northern European Waters, funded through the JPI-Oceans program.  

The three projects focus on transport of tracers and particles in marine waters, and how to build adequate monitoring programs to detect anomalies and assure adequate understanding of potential environmental effects.

About the project/work tasks:

  • Maintain, tune and further develop tracer and particle transport models.
  • Analyse and combine data, both from models and from in-situ measurements.
  • Model tuning and quality assessments based on in-situ data.
  • Build documented software libraries for modular inclusion in model frameworks.
  • Write reports and publications, and publish peer-reviewed scientific articles
  • Presentation at national and international meetings.
  • Take part in and initiate new project applications.
  • Supervise master and PhD students.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within applied mathematics.
  • Experience from international projects is a requirement.
  • Background or experience in modelling of fluid flow is a requirement.
  • Experience in statistical and/or inverse methods is beneficial.
  • Background in dynamical systems is beneficial.
  • Applicants must have excellent programming skills, preferably including Python.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.

In assessing the candidates, a review of both the quality and the breadth of the candidate’s research will be conducted. Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 59 (code 1109 / pay range 24, alternative 3) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 523 200. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. Further promotions are made according to length of service.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts and relevant certificates. (Applicants with foreign education must enclose both diplomas in the original language and certified translations)
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable)

The application and any attachments along with certified translations in English or another Scandinavian language must be uploaded to JobbNorge.

The following premise forms the basis for the post as research scientist:

  • The researcher will be a member of the research group in which the subject area of the position belongs.
  • Salary expenses should as far as possible be 100 % externally financed.
  • The researcher will actively contribute to obtaining external project funding for the academic community, to both themselves and others, from The Research Council of Norway, the EU as well as other sources.
  • The research activity is expected to be funded by the projects the researcher, and the research group, are working on.
  • The head of department may instruct the researcher to work towards specific research projects.
  • The researcher may partake in duties, participate in committees etc. within the UiB.
  • The researcher is normally not obliged to teach but is expected to partake in the supervision of masters- and PhD-students, to the extent that this is a natural part of the work in research group.
  • The researcher can apply for competence promotion in accordance with the rules for promotion
  • The basis of the post is discontinued if project funding comes to an end, and the new lawon Government employees etc. regarding termination of employment and preferential rights will be applied.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from: professor Guttorm Alendal, Guttorm.Alendal@uib.no .

The state workforce shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

5th March 2020

Employer

University of Bergen

Post expires on Thursday March 5th, 2020

Postdoctoral Positions in Antimatter

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark (www.phys.au.dk) has two immediate openings for postdoctoral fellows on the ALPHA antihydrogen experiment at CERN, Geneva (http://alpha.web.cern.ch/).

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and is available from 1 April or as soon as possible.

Job description and your profile ALPHA conducts precision measurements on atoms of antihydrogen in order to test fundamental symmetries. We seek highly motivated candidates to contribute to our program of spectroscopic studies of trapped antihydrogen atoms. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in precision laser spectroscopy, ion trapping and non-neutral plasmas, atom trapping, or closely related disciplines. Experience with stabilized lasers, frequency metrology, superconducting magnets, cryogenic handling, ultra-high vacuum systems, and position sensitive particle detection will also be valued. The fellows will be employed by Aarhus University but permanently stationed at CERN in Geneva. The initial appointment will be for two years. ALPHA postdocs are expected to contribute to all aspects of the experiment, including experimental shift work, which takes place 24 hours per day during the operating period of the Antiproton Decelerator. The successful candidates will work under the direct supervision of the ALPHA Spokesperson, Professor Jeffrey Hangst. These positions are funded by a grant from the Carlsberg Foundation.
Who we are
The ALPHA Collaboration at CERN is the only group in the world able to study the properties of atoms of antihydrogen, the antimatter equivalent of hydrogen.

Place of Work
The place of work is CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments, stationed at CERN.

Contact Information
Further information can be obtained from Professor Jeffrey Hangst, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C /  CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
E-mail: Jeffrey.Hangst@cern.ch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
9 March 2020

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

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

Post expires on Monday March 9th, 2020

PhD Student in Quantum Gravity

The research team led by Astrid Eichhorn at the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP3-Origins) at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense invites applications for one PhD position. The position is expected to be filled in the area of quantum gravity, with a focus on asymptotically safe quantum gravity and its connection to particle physics.

We are looking for outstanding and highly-motivated candidates with a clear potential to excel in fundamental physics who are looking to join a dynamic, diverse and curiosity-driven research group.

CP3-Origins offer a stimulating research environment, with research topics ranging from quantum gravity, black-hole physics and gravitational waves, cosmology, dark matter to strongly-interacting field theories and formal aspects of quantum field theory.

The appointment will be for a term of three years at a very competitive salary and is expected to start in the spring of 2020 (exact starting date is flexible). Funding for travel to conferences, workshops and PhD schools is also available. Application deadline: 16 March 2020.

For any further questions please contact: Astrid Eichhorn, CP3-Origins, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark or by e-mail to: eichhorn@cp3.sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

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

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

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

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

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.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

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

Deadline: 16 March 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday March 16th, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Optics / Photonics

Application closes on

31.3.2020

Place

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Position

Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campus is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area in Espoo, Finland.

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN QUANTUM OPTICS / PHOTONICS

Your background
You have a doctoral degree in physics, optics, photonics, nanotechnology, or related topics.

Research goals
Your task will be to participate in creating quantum optics experiments. The main project is to experimentally realize a theoretically proposed quantum illumination experiment. This research would make up a new very interesting field for a variety of applications in quantum communications, sensing and imaging. Knowhow in experimental work in optics is required but also a deep understanding of quantum optics theory is necessary. Motivated candidates with a strong background in theoretical quantum mechanics will also be considered. The chosen person can also participate in the research of optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as two-dimensional layered materials, and their heterostructures for various photonic and optoelectronic applications. You’ll get to conduct high quality research independently, and to work as an active member of the Micro and Quantum Systems research group by taking part in guiding of M.Sc. students.

Research group
This research position will be supported by the Micro and Quantum Systems group, which is led by Professor Ilkka Tittonen. The group focuses mainly on the study of various nanofabrication methods, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics, quantum optics theory and experiments. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.

Salary and contract terms
The Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1–4 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 3600 €/month, and will increase according to performance over time. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as extensive occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. We would prefer your start during the spring of 2020, yet this can also be negotiated.
 
More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact  Professor Ilkka Tittonen, ilkka.tittonen(at)aalto.fi. In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)aalto.fi.

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using “Apply now!” link below. Include the following documents in English 1) Motivation letter, 2) CV (with the list of publications) 3) Course transcripts of Master and Doctoral degrees with grades and 4) References. Application period closes on March 31, 2020 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Finland
Aalto University is an international community: more than 30% of our academic personnel are non-Finns. Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed as the happiest country in the world: http://worldhappiness.report/news/finland-again-is-the-happiest-country-in-the-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland Interested?

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Post expires on Tuesday March 31st, 2020

IceCube postdoctoral research position at the Niels Bohr Institute

The Experimental Particle Physics group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position funded by the Carlsberg Foundation to work on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

The postdoc’s duties will include research in neutrino oscillation physics within the IceCube collaboration as well as the possibility to assist with teaching and/or the supervision of students. The candidate is expected to play a leading role in data analysis from the DeepCore sub-array of IceCube as well as development and optimization of the IceCube Upgrade, a low-energy detector extension to be deployed in 2022/23. As such, candidates should have demonstrated strong programming skills and data analysis experience in particle physics, astrophysics, or a related field.

The 2-year position is open from 1 June 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter

The successful candidate will be based in Copenhagen with travel for workshops, meetings, and other collaborative activities. The Niels Bohr Institute is a vibrant and active research environment and frequent contact with theorists in the Niels Bohr International Academy will enhance the research experience.
 

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and Ph.D. degree or equivalent)
  • List of selected publications and a short description of relevant contributions
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • 2-3 letters of reference
     

The deadline for applications is 2 April 2020, at 23:59 GMT +2.

Applications received after the deadline may not be considered. Questions and/or requests for additional information can be directed to D. Jason Koskinen at koskinen@nbi.ku.dk.

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

Terms of employment

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

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

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

Post expires on Thursday April 2nd, 2020

Post-doctoral Researcher in Space Climate and Climate Science

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland (http://www.oulu.fi/university).  We are an international science community working in close cooperation with research institutes, companies, and the public sector. Together we form a globally significant research hub, relentlessly pushing the boundaries of known for a more sustainable and intelligent future.

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher for the Space Climate research group within the Space Physics and Astronomy Research Unit of the University of Oulu. Space Climate research group is internationally one of the originators and the leading research groups of the field. It recently coordinated the national Centre of Excellence ReSoLVE (www.spaceclimate.fi/resolve) funded by the Academy of Finland. The lively Space Climate group (https://www.oulu.fi/spaceclimate/) consists of about 20 people (two professors, a few senior researchers, several post-doctoral researchers and graduate students as well as many assistant students working on their B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees). The group is very international having members from several nationalities from different parts of the globe. We have an open, encouraging and relaxed working environment and an excellent track record of completed PhD degrees within the past 5 years.

Subject field and description of the position

The post-doctoral position now opened is a part of the PROSPECT (PRediction Of SPace climate and its Effects on ClimaTe) project funded by the Academy of Finland. PROSPECT is a highly multidisciplinary project spanning solar and heliospheric, magnetospheric and atmospheric physics as well as climate science. The project aims to develop new methods of predicting long-term variation of solar-terrestrial environment and the effects of solar activity and solar wind driven energetic particle precipitation on Earth’s weather and climate variations.

The post-doctoral position involves studying the prospects of using the space climate predictions to improve long-term predictions of weather/climate variations in seasonal and decadal timescales. The research will mainly involve statistical modelling and analysis of climate and space-based data.

The position also involves collaboration with and supervision of B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD students.

We offer an interesting and versatile position in a novel, multi-disciplinary project combining solar-terrestrial science with atmospheric/climate science, as well as the possibility to develop professionally in a supportive and enthusiastic environment. Furthermore, the University of Oulu offers the working benefits typical of a large organization with flexible working hours, excellent work-life balance and occupational healthcare services.

The position will be filled for two years starting on 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. A trial period of 6 months is applied in the position.

Required qualifications and assessment

A successful applicant must have completed a PhD in climate science, atmospheric physics, space physics, solar-terrestrial research, statistics or other related discipline. The applicant must demonstrate the capability to pursue independent research and write scientific papers with a good scientific profile and publication record.

Experience in statistical analysis of climate data and/or climate modelling is considered a strong advantage. Experience in programming (e.g., Matlab, Python, C etc.) and scientific data analysis is also required. Especially experience in Matlab is considered an advantage. Fluent English, good communication and teamwork skills are also required. Furthermore, a demonstrated potential in acquiring external funding grants and teaching experience will be considered as a merit.

Salary

The salary will be based on the levels 5-6 on the demand level chart of the university teaching and research staff applied by Finnish universities. In addition a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (a maximum of 50% of the job-specific component). Thus, in practice the salary will be roughly between 3000-4000 € per month depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by March 15, 2020, 23:59 (Finnish local time), with the following attachments as three separate pdf files:

  1. Curriculum vitae, compiled in accordance with the instructions of the Finnish Board on Research Integrity (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae) (maximum 4 pages) and contact information of at least two professional references;
  2. List of publications classified according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland (https://www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines/list-of-publications/).
  3. Motivation letter describing prior knowledge and research interests and career plans (max 2 pages).
  4. PhD certificate: Scanned electronic copy of the PhD degree certificate. If the original documents are not in English or Finnish or Swedish, a translation into English or Finnish should be provided.

Short-listed applicants may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

Further details are available from Dr. Timo Asikainen, e-mail: timo.asikainen(at)oulu.fi

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Post expires on Sunday March 15th, 2020

Post-doctoral Researcher in Synchrotron Based Steel Research

The University of Oulu is an international science university, which seeks and creates innovations, well-being and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education. The community comprises around 2,900 employees and 13,000 students. It is one of the largest and most multidisciplinary universities not only in Finland, but also in the Northern Countries. The new strategy of the University of Oulu is directed at global challenges in 5 focus areas, see http://www.oulu.fi/university.

The postdoctoral position is part of the University of Oulu profiling program “Genome of Steel: Physics for strong, tough and sustainable steel”, which is in the strategic focus area “Creating sustainability by materials and systems”. The position is in the Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit (NANOMO, www.nanomo.fi) in the Faculty of Science and is connected to the unit’s participation in the Center for Advanced Steel Research (CASR) (http://www.oulu.fi/casr/).

NANOMO (www.oulu.fi/nanomo) is a highly international research environment presently formed by 4 prof./tenure track PI’s  and around 50 other researchers. The main external funding sources are the European Union ERC, Horizon2020 programs and ERDF funds, the Academy of Finland and the China Scholarship Council. The unit coordinates Finnish national participation in the MAX IV synchrotron facility and contributes to the EU-XFEL project.  The research topics include electronic structure research especially in clusters and nanoparticles, atmospheric research, functional materials (steel, CO2 negative materials, nanocatalytes for sustainability), biomedical research, mesoscopic quantum structures in materials, and physics didactics research.

The position is a fixed 18-month position, starting 1st of May 2020 at the earliest. The exact starting date is negotiable.

Subject field and description of the position

The position is on physics of steel through cutting-edge characterizations at international photon sources. The research is on effects of microstructural evolutions, phase transformations, and electronic structures of steel and related alloys.

Main responsibilities of the position comprise synchrotron determinations of structures subjected to thermomechanical treatment, and in situ characterizations of structural evolutions for ultra-high strength (UHS) steels. The focus is on nanoscale morphology and the electronic structure. Experimental data will be interpreted along with computational results to reveal physical mechanisms leading to phase transformations in ultra-high steels, highlighting future developments for UHS steels.

The formation and role of non-metallic inclusions and phase transformations in steels, their accurate prediction and controlling during processing are the key focuses of the research in the profiling theme. The position is to benefit the forefront experimental methodologies, especially spectroscopy available at local and national laboratories, novel synchrotron radiation, and free electron laser facilities.

The appointed candidate will work in the international multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial collaboration network between the CASR and NANOMO, the Nordic-Baltic Steel community and international research organizations.

Required Qualifications

– Ph.D in physics, engineering, materials science or related area, obtained within the past 10 years

– Experience in experimental materials science and synchrotron-based X-ray techniques

– Experience in instrumental development

– Good communication skills in both written and spoken English

Fluent English and good teamwork skills are required. When assessing the applicant’s qualifications, issues to be considered will include scientific publications, thesis supervision, activity in the scientific community, practical familiarity with the field in question, scientific work abroad, and other international activities. Further, familiarity with automation for thermomechanical treatments, teaching experience and shown potential in acquiring supplementary funding will be taken as a merit when choosing the scientist.

As a part of the NANOMO unit, the duties also include supervising M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.

The salary will be based on the levels 5 – 6 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component).

Apply online latest on 28 March 2020 at 23:59 (Finnish local time).

Please include the following attachments in your application:

1) A letter of motivation and research plan (max. 3 pages)

2) A curriculum vitae (max 4 pages) in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (www.tenk.fi/en/content/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)

3) A publication list based on the guidelines of the Academy of Finland  http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/how-to-apply/appendices-required/guidelines-for-list-of-publications/

4) Names and contact information of two persons for possible references

For further information, please contact:
Associate professor (tenure): Wei Cao, tel. +358 (0)40 089 7982, email. wei.cao(at)oulu.fi

Or

Professor: Marko Huttula, email. marko.huttula(at)oulu.fi

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Post expires on Saturday March 28th, 2020

Postdoctoral researcher, Northern ecohydrology


High-resolution data analysis to link hydrological connectivity and isotope biogeochemistry
The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 15,000 students and approximately 3,000 employees. By combining multidisciplinary research and education, high-level infrastructure and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes, companies and the public sector it has created a significant research and innovation hub of “Science with an Arctic Attitude”. More information https://www.oulu.fi/university/.


The Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit (www.oulu.fi/water) research covers a broad area of expertise including hydrology and environmental studies. Our research unit is a multinational group working in a modern, up-to-date research environment.


Work description
The Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit (WE3), is opening a 2-year position for a Postdoctoral researcher for research on northern ecohydrology – linking catchment connectivity to high resolution measurements. We are looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral scientist dedicated to combining field research and multi-scale data analysis of the water cycle. The selected applicant will work on research tasks in a project funded by ArcI – Arctic Interactions and Global Change profile area of the University of Oulu. Work is led by assistant processor Hannu Marttila as part of his Northern Hydrology research group.


The research aims are to better understand variation in ecohydrological connectivity and biogeochemical processes in sub-arctic catchment. The work utilizes several on-going high-frequency measurements (fdom, water isotopes, eddy covariance, etc.) and high resolution unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based datasets. The successful applicant will use the novel data to link ecohydrology and biogeochemistry with emerging research methods, such as spatially distributed high-frequency numerical modeling and wavelet analysis. The work is closely linked to the Pallas supersite in Northern Finland where a group of 8 – 10 researchers including 2 – 3 PhD students and a senior researcher work on ecohydrology. The work is done in close cooperation with Ecology and Genetics Research Unit at University of Oulu including UArctic’s Research Chair Professor Jeff Welker and his team of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finnish Environment institute (SYKE) and several other national and international co-operation partners are involved.


Further information about the ArcI and Pallas site can be found from the webpages:
https://www.oulu.fi/water/node/63340


https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/hs/2019/06/19/featured-catchment-series-pallas/
Requirements
• PhD in hydrology, environmental engineering, soil science, ecology, geography or a related field of environmental sciences
• Broad understanding of hydrological processes and biogeochemical processes is advantageous
• Strong and demonstrated data analysis and numerical skills, and knowledge from programming languages such as R, Python, Matlab, etc.
• Strong English language skills both in oral and written communication
• Ability to work both independently and with different research groups and teams
• Good track-record of scientific publishing in top journals of the research field
Salary


The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 5 of the demand level chart (postdoctoral researcher). In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 50 % of the basic salary level for the post. Typical salary for a starting postdoctoral fellow is 3,300 €.


How to apply
Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted online by March 31st, 2020 at 23:59 (Finnish local time). The eligible applicants fitting best in the expected research profile may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.


The following documents must be attached to the application:

  1. Cover letter (1 – 2 pages) describing the applicant’s experience and suitability for the position
  2. CV incl. list of publications; Follow the curriculum vitae model of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK), available from https://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae.
  3. A copy of the applicant’s doctoral and master of science degree diplomas, or, if not available at the time of application, a statement from the applicant and their supervisor(s) regarding the expected completion date.
  4. Contact information of two senior/experienced researchers who may be asked to give a statement on the candidate.
    The duration of the position is 2 years, beginning on 1st of June 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter). A six-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of a contract.

Further details are available from
Assistant professor Hannu Marttila (hannu.marttila(at)oulu.fi)


We are looking forward to your application!

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Post expires on Tuesday March 31st, 2020

PhD scholarship in experimental neutrino physics at the Niels Bohr Institute

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in experimental neutrino physics commencing 15 June 2020 or shortly thereafter. The position is funded by a grant from the Carlsberg Foundation to work on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, specifically the DeepCore and upcoming IceCube Upgrade low-energy extension.

Description of the scientific environment
The candidate will be located at the Niels Bohr Institute, with the possibility of short stays abroad to foster enhanced research ties with international collaborators; most likely in N. America and/or N. Europe.
Project description
The successful applicant will be involved with multi-year data analysis from IceCube-DeepCore focusing on atmospheric neutrino oscillation physics and preparation for the 2022/23 deployment of the IceCube Upgrade. The local group is invested in making precision measurements of tau neutrino appearance, mitigating systematic uncertainties, and developing the related analysis and experimental techniques for analyzing data from the IceCube Upgrade. A background in experimental analysis techniques and computer coding are recommended.
Principal supervisor is Associate Professor D. Jason Koskinen  koskinen (at) nbi.ku.dk
Further information about the NBI IceCube group can be found online at http://icecube.nbi.ku.dk
Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • The possibility of a stay at an external research institution for a few months

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an M.Sc. degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a related scientific field with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on relevant work experience.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include

  • Cover Letter (max. 1 page)
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant M.Sc. programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • 2-3 letters of reference

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

The deadline for applications is 15 April 2020, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications may not receive full consideration.

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

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

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor, D. Jason Koskinen, Niels Bohr Institute, koskinen@nbi.ku.dk.

General information about Ph.D. programmes at SCIENCE is available at www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

Deadline: 15 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
Email:
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Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

Postdoctor in theoretical and computational physics Linkoping

Ref IFM-2020-00079

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

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ifm

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoctor in theoretical and computational physics in the unit of Materials Design and Informatics
at the department of Theoretical Physics at the Institution of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM).

Duties
We perform research in theoretical and computational physics in the areas of materials design and informatics. Our research is aimed at increased understanding of the theory of materials and has applications in the development of new materials, for example, for energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. The work spans areas of mathematical physics, quantum mechanics, numerical methods, programming, and the use of informatics and AI methods in materials research.

The position is for a research project in the competence center FunMat-II and aims at materials design of  novel hard coating alloys operating at extreme conditions of high temperature and large stresses. Work tasks include the development of theoretical methods for the computational prediction of materials properties, execution of high-throughout calculations on supercomputers, development of software workflows for automated computation, analysis, and data curation in large scale databases, and the use of informatics and machine learning/AI-based methods on materials data.

FunMat-II is a competence center funded by VINNOVA (the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems) in materials science and surface technology at Linköping University with partners at Uppsala University, the research institute Swerea KIMAB, and numerous Swedish and international industry partners. At Linköping University, the Divisions of Nanostructured Materials, Thin Film Physics, and Theoretical Physics participate.

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

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

The doctorate (or equivalent) should be in theoretical physics, materials physics, or similar.

You must have several published papers in highly regarded journals, with some on the topic of high-throughput computation or machine learning. Experience with theoretical methods for electronic structure calculations with focus on investigations of elastic properties, lattice vibrations and thermodynamic stability of systems is highly beneficial. Experience with programming is necessary, and programming in the language Python is beneficial. The application should include a description of the level of programming in general, and specifically in Python, with concrete examples of software that the applicant has written or contributed to. Contributions to publicly available program code (e.g., in open source projects) are meriting, and if available, links to such contributions should be included in the application.

Great emphasis will also be placed on personal qualities and suitability, such as the ability to work in team, collaborate with other co-workers, accuracy, flexibility and speed. You should be inventive and have an independent attitude.

Appointment time
Two years.

Starting date 
By agreement.

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest March 16, 2020.

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Rickard Armiento

Senior lecturer

+46 13 28 12 49

rickard.armiento@liu.se

Igor Abrikosov

Professor

+46 13 28 56 50

igor.abrikosov@liu.se

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Post expires on Monday March 16th, 2020

Postdoctor in computational chemistry Linkoping

Ref IFM-2020-00066

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

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ifm

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoctor in computational chemistry
formally based at division of chemistry at The Department of physics, chemistry and biology (IFM).

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

This position concerns computational chemistry research studies of chemical vapor deposition and atomic layer deposition processes. In these studies, modelling using molecular and periodic quantum-chemical density functional theory (DFT) computations will be performed, as well as chemical microkinetic simulations to study gas-phase and surface reactions and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to model realistic reactor situations. Development of computer codes for microkinetic and thermodynamic equilibria modelling may also be part of the research task. The research topic is mainly studies of CVD at low temperatures for group III nitrides and of similar chemical processes for other inorganic semiconductor or insulator materials, involving precursor design, phase diagram computations and kinetic simulations. The employee is expected to carry out scientific investigations and contribute to the development of the research area, and to participate in the supervision of PhD and undergraduate students. Some teaching may be part of the position. An important part of the work is the dissemination of the research by publication in internationally renowned journals and by presentations at scientific conferences. The research will be performed in cooperation with colleagues within the experimental as well as the theoretical research areas.

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

The PhD exam should be within the scientific area of computational chemistry or physical chemistry/inorganic chemistry with emphasis on computational chemistry, with documented experience of quantum-chemical computations applied to systems of relevance to semiconductor chemical vapor deposition processes. Education within the CVD area is desirable. We would like to see that you have documented experience also of theoretical studies involving microkinetic simulations and/or fluid dynamics simulations. Experience of quantum-chemical studies of surface reactions at inorganic semiconductor or insulator materials is a merit, as is experience of teaching physical or inorganic chemistry courses.

Appointment time
Two years.

Starting date 
By agreement.

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest March 18, 2020.

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Lars Ojamäe

Professor

+46 13 28 13 80

lars.ojamae@liu.se

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Post expires on Wednesday March 18th, 2020

PhD position in scientific visualization Norrkoping

Ref LiU-2020-00644

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

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

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in scientific visualization
formally based at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.

Duties
As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

The scientific visualization group at Linköping University is focused on research ranging from basic research questions in scientific visualization, with a focus on topological data analysis, to a wide range of application driven questions. A primary interest is developing reliable methods based on rigid mathematical foundations targeting visualization needs from specific applications.

The doctoral student will adapt methods from topological data analysis to enable robust, multi-scale feature-tracking used as basis for the visual exploration of complex data sets. The project is driven by scientific questions from applications in climate science, physics and medicine. The research goals include

–  Application of topological methods for the analysis of tensor fields, e.g. diffusion tensors, in medical application
–  Development of descriptive data summaries that can be used for the comparison of data fields
–  Tracking of topological structures over time and detection of changes
–  Development of a visualization concepts for the interactive exploration of the tracking results

Qualifications
Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

The candidate should hold a MS degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely related subject. The candidate should have excellent programming skills in c/c++ or similar, and good knowledge of graphics programming. Fluency in spoken and written English is also a requirement. Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas would be advantageous: experiences in topological data analysis, pattern recognition, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction.

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

Starting date 
By agreement, as soon as possible

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 7 April, 2020.

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

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Ingrid Hotz

Professor

+46 11 363462

ingrid.hotz@liu.se

Martina Klefbeck

HR partner

011-363166

martina.klefbeck@liu.se

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Post expires on Tuesday April 7th, 2020

Researcher position in Materials chemistry of battery (energy storage) materials/systems

Job description

A four years position as researcher within the field of materials chemistry of battery (energy storage) materials and battery system development is available at the Department of Chemistry/Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), research group NAFUMA – nanostructures and functional materials.

Starting date will be spring/summer 2020.

Kvinnelig tekniker

More about the position

We are searching for a creative, skilled and ambitious researcher for our activities on battery materials and applications. The researcher will work in a team of some 6-8 PhD and post doctor fellows /researchers plus master students. This project is funded by Equinor ASA through its strategic alliance with the University of Oslo, with the ambition to strengthen academic research in selected fields and to establish competence exchange with research institutes and industry.

Our research activities are directed towards understanding phenomena connected with electrochemical cycling of cathode and anode materials for Li-(and other alkali and alkaline earth) based batteries, in particular targeted towards large scale applications in the transportation sector and grid storage systems. Major emphasis is put on exploring new materials, for cathode, anode and solid electrolytes, including design of interfaces and protective coatings. We are searching for a candidate with competence to bridge our research to a higher technology readiness level and interface with the industry and institute sectors.

We have well-equipped laboratories with complete in-house electrochemical characterization of battery materials and component testing. Battery work is also supported with operando studies of structural and interfacial phenomena within cell using in-house X-ray and mass spectrometry facilities. The operando studies extend to utilization of synchrotron based tools; X-ray and neutron diffraction and total scattering, XAS spectroscopy, and tomography. Experiments are tightly interfaced with DFT/MD modelling for electrode and electrolyte materials. Methods like NMR, IR/Raman spectroscopy, XPS, SEM and TEM are frequently used, and available in the group or at UiO. Our facilities for materials synthesis are excellent, for nanomaterials and powders, which also extend to thin film batteries design and electrode coatings by Atomic layer Deposition. The candidate is expected to extend our activities to develop battery prototypes at our UiO facility.

The researcher to be hired is expected to hold excellence in fields of high relevance for our research focus on materials and phenomena in lithium and beyond lithium-ion battery technologies. The researcher will work under supervision of permanent scientific staff and report to the head of section. The researcher will interact closely with all other members of the battery group, be particularly involved in external collaboration with industry actors, such as the FME center MoZEES, and with other academic research initiatives such as Norbatt. Hence, personal suitability will be given major weight in the selection process.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The candidate must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD degree within chemistry or a relevant related field, specialization within inorganic chemistry, nanochemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry or materials science. Candidates for the position are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The following requirements on qualifications are given major weight in the evaluation of the candidates. In the cover letter (or in the CV), the applicant must specifically describe his/her expertise in relevant fields, like e.g.

  • Batteries at the system level
  • Prototyping of batteries
  • Electrochemical characterization of battery materials
  • Operando studies of batteries

Due to the ambition for close contact with Norwegian battery industry good knowledge of Norwegian or one of the Scandinavian languages will be evaluated positively.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 583 900 (Pay grade 59-65) per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their 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)
  • A project proposal emphasizing your competence and extension of the expertise of the research group NAFUMA into a higher technology readiness level (maximum two pages).
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)                                                                   

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. 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).

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

Formal regulations

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Professor Ola Nilsen, phone: +47 22855558, e-mail: ola.nilsen@kjemi.uio.no or Dr. David Wragg, phone: +47 22858232, e-mail: david.wragg@kjemi.uio.no

For question regarding our application system, please contact HR Adviser Ørjan Pretorius, orjan.pretorius@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources. The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.

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Deadline

28th February 2020

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Friday February 28th, 2020

Postdoc in New Breeding Techniques for Re-domestication of Barley

Are you interested in New Breeding Techniques like e.g. CRISPR in plants and can you contribute to the development of the project NovoCrops on re-domestication of barley? Then the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University invites you to apply for a 2 year and 4 month postdoc position.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and four months and is available from May 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter. The position may be extended beyond the two years and 4 months.
Job description The PostDoc is part of the project NOVOCrops and the PostDoc will be part of a team associated with the new Research Centre for Crop Domestication at Aarhus University and Copenhagen University. The PostDoc will use new breeding techniques like e.g. CRISPR and develop new germplasm from wild accessions.
Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Plant Science, Genetics) and have strong Academic skills.

Candidates with the following experiences will be preferred:

  • Experience with plant tissue culture and/or genetic transformation of plants (preferentially from cereals).
  • Experience in molecular biology.
  • Experience with Genetics.

Who we are Section of Molecular Biology and Genetics was the first to use New Breeding Techniques like CRISPR, TALENS and cis-genesis in barley. These technologies are today also used in a range of other crop species. The section has well established facilities for our research. This includes modern lab facilities, growth chambers supporting speed breeding, green houses and semi field facilities.
What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

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

Place of Work
The place of work is Research Centre Flakkebjerg, 4200 Slagelse, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact Information
Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Professor, MSO, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen, Phone: +45 87158268, e-mail: hbp@mbg.au.dk.

Deadline
16th march, 2020
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
16 March 2020

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


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

Post expires on Monday March 16th, 2020

Post-doc on combined in-situ X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Lund University, MAX IV , Diffraction & Scattering

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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

The collaborative project XRD@Balder between Balder and Chalmers University, Göteborg, is aiming to develop and implement (in-situ) X-ray diffraction capabilities simultaneously with X-ray spectroscopy in one experimental setup with sub-second time resolution. This project is framed in the exploration of new catalytic materials, their molecular function and ways to use them for environmental protection and chemical production without putting planetary boundaries for sustainability at risk.

New catalytic materials -as synthesized at Chalmers University- will be studied with in-operando combined spectroscopic and scattering methods in controlled environments. While X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) reveals information about the chemical and electronic structure of the catalyst, simultaneously performed X-ray diffraction (XRD) will be used to investigate structural changes during catalytic reactions. Inherently combining XAS and XRD will further enable site selective investigations of the active catalytic site of the material.

We are now looking for a post doctoral researcher for the development of a new in-situ setup and data acquisition scheme for simultaneous XAS and XRD, as well as for its application to real-time in-situ investigations. Jointly with catalysis experts from Chalmers University, the successful candidate will develop and conduct combined XAS/XRD experiments on catalysis samples to get an insight into the evolution of structural properties in correlation to the chemical state of the catalyst. She/he will further optimize the setup in terms of real-time time-resolution to enable investigations of quick processes with sub-second time-resolution.

The postdoc will be required to collaborate with the project team and support groups at MAX IV and Chalmers to achieve the pre-defined goals. She/he will frequently take part and present their project work at both internal and external meetings. The postdoc will be responsible for the ongoing dissemination of project outcomes to potential user groups within Sweden and further afield.

We offer…

…a focused project within the cutting edge field of real-time in-situ material research at one of the most advanced synchrotrons. The applicant will work on an inter-disciplinary project together with experts in the fields of in-situ X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and catalysis material research. There is a high potential for high impact publication of project results and research career development.

Qualifications:

  • The appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subjects of physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering or a related discipline, completed no more than three years before the last date for Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.
  • The applicant should have a profound knowledge of X-ray diffraction (preferably synchrotron-based) and/or hard X-ray spectroscopy, which should be demonstrated within their scientific publications.
  • She/he should preferably have specific experience of the set-up, data reduction and evaluation of (synchrotron-based) X-ray diffraction experiments.
  • She/he should have a demonstrated ability to work independently. An excellent command of spoken and written English, well-developed communication skills and team working skills are required.

Additional requirements:

The project will require multi- and interdisciplinary collaborations within MAX IV and Chalmers. Thus, interest in working in a multi-disciplinary area of research will be required.

The following qualifications are considered an asset:

  • Experience with 2D X-ray diffraction
  • Experience with real-time in-situ studies
  • Experience with anomalous scattering or diffraction anomalous fine structure (DAFS)
  • Experience in catalysis material research
  • Experience in the operation of a beamline on a user level
  • Background in programming of data handling and reduction, preferably Python
  • Background in designing and building and commissioning of novel equipment
  • Experience in CAD-based design

The work may involve irregular working hours and travel from time to time.

This is a 2 year employment.  

On call services may apply in the future.

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs agreed
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/1064
Contact Ann Terry, +46703264498
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date16.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday March 16th, 2020

Doctoral student in Mathematical Optimization for Learning

Lunds universitet, LTH, Institutionen för reglerteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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

Mathematical optimization is an exciting and broad subject, covering both deep mathematics and hands-on implementation. It is a core component in many engineering fields, such as machine learning, signal processing, control, and image reconstruction. With the explosion of applications in the machine learning domain, optimization has never been more relevant.

We have an open PhD student position in the optimization group at the Department of Automatic Control, a world renown department. The department has a stimulating and international environment consisting of PhD students, postdocs and teachers coming from all corners of the world. Research and teaching are conducted in an open and progressive atmosphere with challenges and cooperation both within academia and with industry, with national and international networks. A PhD degree also gives you the perfect base for an exciting career, be it in academia or industry. Lund University and the Department of Automatic Control welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The project is financed by the Mathematics for AI branch of the Wallenberg Autonomous System Program (WASP). The project focus is on optimization algorithms for machine learning, with one focus being saddle-point problems that appear, e.g., in training of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). The position includes participation in the WASP national graduate school on Math for AI, and with possibilities for longer international research visits abroad.

Research subject
Automatic control

Job assignments

The PhD position lasts five years and consists of three main aspects:

  • research project, including trips to conferences, seminars etc.,
  • postgraduate courses, locally and internationally given (90 credits), and
  • teaching (at most 20%), including lab supervision and exam responsibilities. This part also involves professional development working with equality and diversity, arranging events etc.

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

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

A person meets the specific admission requirements for Automatic contril if he or she has:
• knowledge corresponding to course FRT010 Automatic control, basic course and a second cycle specialisation of relevance to the project, or
• an MSc in engineering, math, or equivalent.

Additional requirements:
• Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
• Good language analytical ability.
• Curiousness about research and teaching.
• Creativity with good ability for cooperation and networking.
• Proactivity.
• Persistence and a methodological way of working.

Assessment criteria
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycles. Special attention is paid to the following:

• The results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular control engineering, mathematics and closely related topics.
• The ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
• Written and oral communication skills.
• Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Assessment considerations include grades, certificates and references, as well as other relevant experience that demonstrates competences relevant to postgraduate studies. Assessment considerations also include that the candidates will be judged by their drive, creativity and ability to cooperate and work independently.

Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% teaching and professional development). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§. A doctoral student will receive a competitive monthly salary of 30 500 SEK with yearly raise.

We intend to hire 1-2 Phd students.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research area corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.). Don’t forget to answer the qualification questions.

Those applicants who will be called for interview, will be asked to perform a small test to demonstrate basic competence.

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/250
Contact Pontus Giselsson, +46462229744Anders Rantzer, +46462228778
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date20.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Medicinal Bioinorganic Chemistry

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a postdoc in synthetic chemistry to work on a collaborative project on the development of new cancer theranostics using Auger electron and photon-emitting antimony and cobalt isotope pairs. The project is funded by the NovoNordisk Foundation. The position is available from earliest April 2020, initially for one year, with the possibility of extension.  Application deadline: 24 March 2020. 

Biocompatible chelating ligands will be designed and synthesized and their complexes with Sb and Co characterized. The complexes will be conjugated with moieties for selectively targeting the DNA in cancer cells. In collaboration with the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Odense University Hospital the complexes will be tested in cell models. Experience, particularly in Sb chemistry will be an advantage.

For further information please contact Professor Christine McKenzie at the University of Southern Denmark (mckenzie@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 letter describing your motivation for the position.
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment and contact information.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the project (max one page excluding references).
• Copies of diplomas, including transcript of notes/grades.
• Two named referees.  

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: 24 March 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Tuesday March 24th, 2020

PhD fellowship in the field of “Superradiant optical atomic clocks" at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

A 3-year PhD fellowship in the field of “Superradiant optical atomic clocks” is available in the Quantum Metrology group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, with an expected start 1 May 2020 or shortly thereafter.

The fellowship is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 813114 Innovative Training Network “MoSaiQC”.

About MoSaiQCThe European Innovative Training Network MoSaiQC is training 15 PhD candidates (also called Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in this context) to become experts on optical atomic clocks. The ESRs will work on cutting edge projects developing new types of clocks or clocks with high integration and thereby acquire a wide range of skills from the foundations of ultracold atom quantum measurement devices (quantum mechanics, atomic physics, quantum optics), over engineering (laser systems, vacuum, electronics, software) to applications (search for changes in fundamental constants, gravitational wave detection, geology, network synchronization, navigation,…). After their PhD, the ESRs will be able to make significant contributions in academia, industry and society. The training material developed by MoSaiQC will be publicly available and thereby advance the education of further students.

MoSaiQC consists of ten academia and industry partners of the European Quantum Flagship consortium iqClock and three further partners to provide a unique training experience for the ESRs. The iqClock consortium is developing an integrated optical clock and a new type of optical atomic clock, superradiant clocks. The ESR projects will take place in the laboratories and research centers of iqClock and the ESRs will develop Modular Systems for advanced integrated Quantum Clocks (MoSaiQC), such as advanced atomic sources, lightweight integrated atomics chambers, high-finesse cavities, flexible laser systems, resilient frequency stabilisation systems, modeling tools, and more. These systems go beyond what is currently developed in iqClock but will immediate be used to advance the iqClock project. The ESRs are working within the iqClock teams, giving them hands-on experience not only with the specific systems they develop, but with entire optical clocks. Half-year secondments and visits of ESRs to other partners will broaden the horizon of the ESRs and give them exposure to the application of optical clocks.

About your projectESR10 – Automated superradiant clock on a kHz wide transition

The early-stage researcher will work on the optimization of lasing dynamics in a superradiant optical atomic clock and the subsequent automation of both a mHz transition and kHz transition superradiant lasers. University of Copenhagen (UCPH) has investigated time-dependent dynamics in mK temperature atomic samples, and further investigations of the lasing mechanism in unconfined atoms from a continuous source will be pursued here. The ESR will be part of the direct collaboration between UCPH, and University Nicolaus Copernicus with a secondment at the latter institute. Focus is on experimental infrastructure allowing a robust clock operation and implementation of automated optimization protocols. Visits to University of Amsterdam, DFM (Danish fundamental metrology) and NKT photonics will allow excellent training in cold atomic sources, frequency metrology, commercial laser systems and entrepreneurship.

Principal supervisor is professor Jan W. Thomsen, Niels Bohr Institute, jwt@nbi.ku.dk.

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

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To conduct secondments at the partner institutes
  • Work for the department

Eligibility criteriaThe researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of his/her host organization (Denmark) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention.

The researcher must be Early Stage Researcher (ESR): at time of recruitment he/she must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his/her research careers and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

Further requirementsMarie Curie Training Networks offer a unique opportunity to get cutting-edge training in a multidisciplinary environment with a focus on academic and personal development of the PhD fellows. The supervisors in the network each provides specific competences, and as part of the network you develop your skills and carry out research both independently and as part of a network of 15 PhD fellows. The consortium ensures exchange of ideas through network-wide training events, summer schools and intersectoral secondments. As a PhD fellow in the MoSaiQC network, you need to have good social skills, be innovative and goal-oriented and be willing to conduct the planned secondments.

Applicants should hold an MSc degree or equivalent in the field of physics, photonics, electronics or a related discipline. Applicants must have an excellent background in atomic physics or optics-related experiments. Applicants must have an ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English to a level that is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

About the host and secondment instituteUniversity of Copenhagen is the largest research and education institution in Denmark. Internationally, the University is highly competitive and is ranked as one of the leading universities globally with the most recent Shanghai rankings placed the University as No. 30 worldwide and No. 6 in Europe. This is also reflected by its membership of the prestigious International Alliance of Research Universities.

The Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) has more than 500 employees and over 40 full professors. It has a broad basis in quantum physics, solid state physics, particle physics, astrophysics, geophysics and biophysics, as well as a strong international environment. UCPH has a strong commitment to its doctoral programme and NBI recruits over 35 new PhD fellows annually, about half being foreign students, which ensures a multicultural and international environment. NBI participates in large-scale international collaborations such as CERN and the MAX IV/ESS centers and has significant international collaborations. The principal supervisor, Jan W Thomsen, is an expert in experiments on cold group II atoms such as Mg, Sr and Yb as well as the field of ultra-stable frequency references.

Terms of employmentEmployment will start 1 May 2020 or shortly thereafter.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance with Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State, and according to the rules and regulations laid down by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action European Training Network.

Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,135 DKK /approx. 3,633 EUR (April 2019-level) plus pension.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

More informationMore information about the MoSaiQC project can be found at www.mosaiqc.eu.

For further information about the position, applicants are encouraged to contact principal supervisor Professor Jan W. Thomsen, the Niels Bohr Institute, jwt@nbi.ku.dk or Stefan Alaric Schäffer, the Niels Bohr institute, schaffer@nbi.dk.

ApplicationYour application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  • Publication list (if relevant)

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

The deadline for applications is 21 February 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

The further processAfter the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

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

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews for the position will be held in the second half of March via Skype, Zoom, or equivalent.

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

Deadline: 21 February 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Friday February 21st, 2020

Postdocs in Quantum Information Processing and Quantum Nonlocality with Continuous Variables

At the Section for Quantum Physics and Information Technology, we are seeking several excellent and highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to work on the theory of quantum information processing and quantum nonlocality with continuous variables.

Measurements on quantum systems can defy classical notions of cause and effect. This represents a striking departure from a classical description of nature and is central to the foundations of modern physics. At the same time, the lack of any classical causal explanation means that quantum events can be truly random, which enables novel information processing with security based directly on natural laws. This project will explore quantum correlations in continuous degrees of freedom, which are not yet well understood. The goal is to advance our fundamental understanding of quantum physics as well as to develop ultra-secure information processing and communication.

Successful candidates will be part of the research group of Prof. Jonatan Bohr Brask, within the Section for Quantum Physics and Information Technology at DTU Physics. The section also hosts top experimental researchers working on quantum information science and technology, including at bigQ – Center for Macroscopic Quantum States, a Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence. This enables great opportunities for realising theoretical ideas in practice and developing realistic protocols. Close collaboration with experimental colleagues is expected.

The positions are funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be developing new theoretical tools, with an aim to gain better understanding into quantum nonlocality in systems with continuous degrees of freedom, as well as novel protocols for secure quantum information processing. The work can be focused towards fundamental questions or applications, according to interests. Tasks could include:

  • Deriving new Bell inequalities.
  • Developing new numerical methods for nonlocality test.
  • Exploring device-independent and semi-device-independent random number generation and cryptography.
  • Developing novel proposals for quantum-optical implementations of continuous-variable nonlocality or new information-processing protocols.
You will be expected to present your results in scientific publications and at international conferences and meetings.

You will also be participating in the supervision of bachelor-, master-, and possibly graduate-level students, and in the lively academic environment within the section, with discussions, seminars, and social events.

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a PhD degree in physics, applied mathematics, or equivalent, and should have solid experience with quantum information science. In addition,  
  • Prior experience with quantum nonlocality and/or (semi)-device-independent quantum information processing is an advantage.
  • Prior experience with continuous variables in quantum information is an advantage (e.g. CV-QKD).
  • Prior experience with numerical tools in nonlocality/quantum information processing is an advantage (e.g. convex optimisation).
  • Good communication skills in both spoken and written English are required.
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 salary level is approximately 65.000 EUR/year incl. pension, with adjustments depending on experience.

The employment period is 2 years. The starting date is flexible, but preferably by 15 June 2020 or earlier.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Jonatan Bohr Brask, tel.: (+45) 9351 0460, email: jonatan.brask@fysik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the research of Prof. Brask here, and about the Section for Quantum Physics and Information Technology here.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 March 2019 (23:59 local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 March 2020
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Sunday March 15th, 2020