Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

PhD fellow theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry commencing 01.11.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The research group of Prof. Kurt V. Mikkelsen at the Department of Chemistry is seeking a creative PhD student with a strong background in theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry. The group focuses on designing, modelling, and investigating functional molecular system for capturing, storing and exploiting solar energy. We offer a creative, international and strongly interdisciplinary work environment. 

Project description
The project concerns how to investigate and design molecular systems that are able to capture, story and exploit solar radiation. The functional molecular systems are investigated using electronic structure methods along with reaction molecular dynamics approaches for understanding chemical reactions occurring on the electronic ground and excited states.

Principal supervisor is Professor Kurt V. Mikkelsen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: kmi@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: + 45 51374211.

Job description

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

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

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme

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

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.SU klip)

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

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

‘Duty work’

As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 219.79 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 111,267 (approx. €14,835)

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

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

Associations (AC)

In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 32,078 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 769,873 (approx. €102,650).

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-2 reference letters (if any)

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

The deadline for applications is 16 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Kurt V. Mikkelsen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: kmi@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: + 45 51374211.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://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: 16 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Chemistry
Email: kmi@chem.ku.dk
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Post expires on Sunday August 16th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Quantum Matter for Dark Matter Detection

Ref. No. SU FV-2571-20

at Nordita and the Oscar Klein Centre. Closing date: 15 September 2020.

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

The Oskar Klein Centre at Stockholm University houses research groups from Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The Centre hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions, including LHC-based studies. Theoretical activities at the Centre include particle and astroparticle phenomenology, neutrino theory, gravitation and string theory. Further information about the Oskar Klein Center can be found at okc.albanova.se.

Project description
We expect to have an opening for one postdoctoral position in theoretical condensed matter physics. The focus of this position will be on the search for novel quantum materials and mechanisms for quantum sensing of light dark matter. The successful applicant should have expertise in quantum materials and quantum sensing, with the goal of developing candidate mechanisms and detection techniques for sub-GeV dark matter detection or axion detection. The position calls for an effort in theory, modelling of materials and their interactions with dark matter particles, and will involve highly collaborative interactions with the sensor work at the experimental high energy group. The position is the part of the recently awarded Swedish Research Council (VR) Research Environment Grant on Axion Dark Matter Detection (AxionDM).

Main responsibilities
The position includes conducting a strong research program and interacting with colleagues and visitors at Nordita, Stockholm University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Uppsala University, and elsewhere in the Nordic countries. The successful candidate is expected to spend significant time at Nordita, KTH, and SU, building connections between condensed matter, astrophysics and high-energy groups. The successful candidate will also be a member of the Oskar Klein Centre (okc.albanova.se) in Stockholm, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute for Technology, within which the AxionDM VR Research Environment is hosted.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills and ability to conduct research in the interactive interdisciplinary environment.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for two years. Start date November 16, 2020 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Nordita Professor Alexander Balatsky, avb@nordita.org.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application:

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Closing date: 15/09/2020

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Post expires on Tuesday September 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in emergent constraints on climate sensitivity

Ref. No. SU FV-2563-20

at the Department of Meteorology. Closing date: 10 August 2020.

At the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development.

The department includes some 75 individuals, of which about 35 are teachers and scientists, 25 PhD students and 15 administrative and technical staff.

The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research that, together with other departments at the university covers research of most of the important aspects of the climate system and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), where we together with KTH and other universities develop e-Science tools and infrastructure to promote scientific breakthroughs in climate science.

Project description
The position will be associated with the Horizon2020-funded project FORCeS (Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections). FORCeS strives towards reducing the uncertainty in anthropogenic aerosol forcing, which is crucial for determining the actions needed to reach the Paris Agreement. SU is coordinating the project, which is a collaboration between 20 European partners. 

The overarching goal of this post-doc project is to investigate emergent constraints on climate sensitivity, i.e. to use observations to define a plausible range of a measurable quantity that is related to climate sensitivity, thereby providing an indirect constraint on the latter.

A number of emergent constraints have been suggested and discussed in the literature, and in this project a critical and constructive evaluation of the emergent constraint method is called for.

This may include investigation of possible ways of combining emergent constraints in a multi-dimensional analysis, accounting for their potential inter-dependence; contrasting large-scale constraints (like those based on major volcanic eruptions or paleo-climate evidence) with constraints more localized in space and time; refining the applicability of regime-specific emergent constraints by recognizing them as constraints on certain processes, in certain regions, rather than of overall sensitivity; and/or defining new constraints based on knowledge of relevant feedback processes or naturally occurring variability in the climate system.

Applicants are expected to formulate a research plan within the realm given, which at employment will be further discussed and developed in collaboration with the project leaders.

Main responsibilities
The main task is to evaluate, develop and apply emergent constraints of climate sensitivity to current-generation climate models, and assess the implications for near-term climate evolution. The refinement of metrics for ESM evaluation, with the aim of “getting the right answer for the right reason”, is a key component in the evaluation and development of the FORCeS ESMs, and the work will be carried out in close collaboration with other FORCeS partners.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country, in atmospheric physics, meteorology, oceanography, climate science or in a related field.

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

PhD students are welcome to apply, the degree must be completed by the starting time of the position.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills within the general area of the announced position.

Attention will also be given to the ability to work independently and as part of a group.

An excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Starting date in October 2020, or as per agreement.

Current conditions may require some of the work to be performed remotely.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Frida Bender, frida@misu.su.se, and Annica Ekman, annica@misu.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) why you are interested in and what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (maximum 1 page) describing how you wish to complete the project
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files)

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Closing date: 10/08/2020

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Post expires on Monday August 10th, 2020

PhD in Atmospheric Science Kiruna

Ref 2345-2020

Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with industries such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.8 billion per year. We currently have 1,700 employees and 15,100 students.

We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit.

Northern Sweden is a European space region with several major players collaborating in space technology and space science. Luleå University of Technology provides research and education, the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) focuses on research and instrument development, and the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), with its facility Esrange, provides services and infrastructure for access to space.

The Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Technology seeks a PhD student to contribute to our growing activities. The position is located at the space technology division, in Kiruna. The Space Technology division offers a number of degree programs at advanced level, for example a national 5 year MSc program on Space science and technology and an international SpaceMaster program in collaboration with several other universities. The division conducts research in the field of atmospheric science and space systems. Within atmospheric science, the focus is on studying planetary atmospheres and developing instruments for planet exploration. In onboard space systems, research is conducted on systems for observation, instrumentation, communication and manipulation in the upper atmosphere, in space and on planetary objects. Our research and education is supported by high-quality infrastructure such as our lab for small satellites, NanoSat Lab. The lab provides access to state-of-the-art equipment and installations for manufacturing, integration and environmental hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) design and simulation, as well as a ground station for controlling miniature satellites. The lab has recently been used in the development of a 2U cubesat for the entire cycle of design and development for the international project QB50.

The Atmospheric Science division is searching for a PhD student in the subject of Planetary and Space Sciences to explore physical properties of asteroid materials. The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant research group exploring asteroids, comets and planets, with numerous involvements in space missions led by ESA, NASA and JAXA. You will acquire unique knowledge and skills and will be part of a creative research environment in collaboration with international teams of scientists.

Project description
Our understanding of solar system minor bodies is currently evolving rapidly, based on data from JAXA’s Hayabusa2 and NASA’s Osiris REX missions. One of the most significant findings was that the regolith on asteroid Ryugu was considerably more frail than previously thought, although this was deduced indirectly, mainly from visible and infrared data. Importantly, we now believe that there are no analogues for Ryugu’s regolith in our meteorite collections. These observations motivate two science themes to be addressed in this project.

  • How do these frail regolith beds originate? Are they remnants from the early stages of solar system accretion or the result of (possibly on-going) fracturing processes? Based on recent spacecraft data and using state-of-the-art techniques, this project will determine if, and under which circumstances, a process known as thermal fatigue can become a dominant process in the production of regolith and modification of boulder surface layers on various solar system bodies.
  • How are thermal and mechanical properties of regolith related? What methods and mechanisms can be used to directly measure regolith mechanical properties rather than inferring them from thermal measurements? The science return of a spacecraft surface sampling system will be explored by investigating measurement strategies and geometries in a variety of materials and settings. LTU is part of JAXA’s next minor bodies mission MMX, which will take a sample of the surface of Mars’ moon Phobos, which will be an opportunity to directly apply the techniques studied.

Duties
You will work in the above project and participate in space mission data analysis or preparation as required. You will develop your skillset through courses and carry out dissertation work reviewing literature, examining and developing theoretical models, planning and conducting laboratory experiments, analysing laboratory and space mission-related data, synthesising experiments and theory and disseminating your results in journal articles, at international conferences and at team meetings. The research subject is multidisciplinary and includes aspects of physics, geology and engineering. Teaching and other duties at the division and / or department exist for graduate students, which is limited to a maximum of one year of the total period not exceeding five years.

General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Qualifications
We are looking for an academically outstanding, highly motivated candidate, who can perform advanced research, both independently and in collaboration with the rest of the team. The ideal background for applicants is a master’s degree or equivalent in Planetary/Space Science, Astronomy, Geophysics, or a related subject. The successful applicant will have laboratory experience, preferably involving space/environmental simulations. Numerical modelling skills are desirable. Some prior exposure to topics related to experiment setup and mechanism design is advantageous. Fluency in English is a requirement for written and spoken communication within and outside the group. It is an advantage if you have previous experience in research and publication. 

Other information
For further information please contact Head of Department and professor Jonas Ekman, Jonas.ekman@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson +(0)920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se
 
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application
We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Final day to apply: August 20, 2020
Reference number: 2345-2020

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Post expires on Thursday August 20th, 2020

PhD student in the research education subject: Chemistry

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-2543

Synthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid materials

The project aims at the development of new materials and processes for environmentally friendly recycling of critical metals, advanced water purification and energy storage. Purpose of the project is to develop nanostructured oxide materials bearing specific organic functions for selected purposes. It will involve the synthesis of new organic-inorganic hybrid materials, their characterization by a variety of techniques such as electron microscopy, AFM, X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction and NMR, and verification of their functional characteristics. The project will be carried out in an inspiring international environment and will involve active participation in international project meetings. One or several short research exchanges with partners abroad are foreseen.

Qualifications

The applicants are expected to hold an MSc degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related subject. The student should have a strong interest for and general expertise in the synthesis and characterization of materials. Experience in spectroscopic characterization techniques and an interest in Environmental Sciences or Coordination Chemistry are of merit. Excellent communication skills orally and in writing in English are required. Mastering Swedish language is a merit.

100%

Employment:PhD student for 4 years.

Begins according to agreement.

Welcome with you application no later then September 5.


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Vadim Kessler

Professor

+46 18671541

förnamn.efternamn@slu.se

Gulaim Seisenbaeva

Universitetslektor

+46 1872994

förnamn.efternamn@slu.se

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Post expires on Saturday September 5th, 2020

Researcher in Applied Geochemistry Lulea

Ref 2335-2020

Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with industries such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.7 billion per year. We currently have 1,650 employees and 15,500 students.
We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit.

Applied Geochemistry belongs to the Division of Geosciences and Environmental engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural resources engineering of Luleå University of Technology (LTU). Applied Geochemistry group has successfully combined applied research with basic research. Basic research aims to understand the concentration levels and mobility of elements under natural conditions. The applied research covers pollution effects from different types of human activities and measures to reduce pollution emissions and limit their harmful effects. The mining industry’s environmental issues have been and will be one of the subject’s most important research areas, but the research subject has great opportunities to be broadened to applications in infrastructure development. Analytical chemistry, isotope geochemistry and environmental forensics are important parts of the subject’s research areas.

Subject description
Applied Geochemistry is concerned with studies into the occurrence and mobility of the elements in rocks, soil, and water, focusing on methods to prevent or reduce the environmental impact of metal extraction and infrastructure development. Project Description
The project includes research and education at undergraduate and graduate level, and also collaboration within the department and with other subjects at the university, and to strengthen the link with relevant national and international research environments. The research line includes mineral characterization that is critical for prediction of the geochemical behavior in rock, soil and water in mining and infrastructure environments as well as in the natural environment. In order to fulfill this task three key laboratories for quantitative target mineralogy, QanTmin, have been implemented at LTU recently: a hydroseparation laboratory, a monolayer sample preparation laboratory and a scanning electron microscope, SEM, for automated quantitative mineralogy (i.e. ZEISS Sigma 300 VP with Mineralogic software). The candidate is expected to develop the vision of QanTmin further by implementing available and new facilities at LTU. Special focus will be given to the implementation of isotopic analyses using laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, LA-ICP-MS, as well as multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, MC-ICP-MS. It is expected that the successful candidate collaborate with other research groups at LTU as well as with partners on national and international level.

The position of the researcher is two years.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and should have a scientific background with at least 5 years of experience in the field of multi-disciplinary geochemical and mineralogical characterization (primary and secondary mineralogy) in ore deposits and/or mine waste environments. In general, profound mineralogical knowledge and expertise in optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, SEM-EDS, electron microprobe, LA-ICP-MS, Automated Quantitative Mineralogy (e.g. ZEISS Mineralogic, or others), as well as advanced experience in sample preparation are expected. Experience in heavy mineral separation using hydroseparation techniques and a documented record in teaching (course responsibility) are important merits. The ideal candidate contributes with own ideas and can work both independently and in a group. It is expected that the candidate participate in supervision of Master and Ph.D. students, teaching, lab management and research fund acquisition.

Assessment Criteria

  • Scientific proficiency
  • Documented proficiency in mineralogical characterization

Information
Assistant Senior Lecturer Thomas Aiglsperger, +46 (0)72-4520643 or thomas.aiglsperger@ltu.se

Union representatives:
SACO-S Kjell Johansson +46 (0)920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se
OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 (0)920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application
We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Reference Number: 2335-2020        
Application deadline: August 15, 2020

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Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in stormtracks and clouds

Ref. No. SU FV-2579-20

at the Department of Meteorology. Closing date: 7 August 2020.

At the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department includes some 75 individuals, of which about 35 are teachers and scientists, 25 PhD students and 15 administrative and technical staff. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research that, together with other departments at the university covers research of most of the important aspects of the climate system and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), where we together with KTH and other universities develop e-Science tools and infrastructure to promote scientific breakthroughs in climate science.

Project description
Much of the cloudiness in Earth’s midlatitudes is generated by large-scale eddies within the stormtracks. In a warming climate, changes in the nature of these eddies and the environment in which the evolve leads to changed cloudiness, providing much of the global cloud radiative feedback that helps determine climate sensitivity. Moreover, cloud-radiation interaction affects the dynamics of individual eddies and of the stormtracks as a whole.

The aim of the project is to elucidate key physical mechanisms involved in the two-way interaction between extratropical eddies and clouds. To do so, we will test a series of hypotheses through the application of an eddy-tracking algorithm to study cloud-eddy interactions in observational data, CMIP6 climate model output, and tailor-made climate model experiments. The project will be carried out within the broader context of CONSTRAIN, an EU-funded consortium bringing together some of the leading European researchers in climate dynamics and climate sensitivity.

Main responsibilities
The postdoctoral fellow will play a central role in designing and executing project-related research tasks. The approach and methodology will be tailored to the fellow’s expertise and inclinations, within the scope of the project’s overaching goals. The fellow will be expected to present project results at international conferences and at CONSTRAIN consortium meetings, and to take the lead in writing up these results for publication in high-quality journals.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country, in atmospheric physics, meteorology, oceanography, climate science or in a related field.

Assessment criteria
Candidates should have obtained their PhD degree no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, including sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar. PhD students are welcome to apply, but must have obtained their degree by the starting date of the position. 

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills within the general area of the announced position. Attention will also be given to the ability to work independently and as part of a group. 

An excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2020-10-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Rodrigo Caballero, rodrigo@misu.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Closing date: 07/08/2020

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Post expires on Friday August 7th, 2020

Postdoc of Digitalization of Core Topic Teaching

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is seeking two postdoctoral researchers to investigate and support the integration of digital methods and tools into selected curricula’s core subject fields and methodology. The positions are part of a University wide strategic initiative that aims at supporting digital transformation of disciplinary knowledge in the university’s educational programs. The strategic initiative includes three main tracks, aimed simultaneously at all departments across the university: i) digital literacy and basic digital competences, ii) digitalisation of the core curriculum, and iii) digital education and digitally supported didactics.

The two positions relate to track ii) (digitalisation of the core curriculum) with focus on facilitating and investigating curricular transformations and competence upgrades. They will provide research-based insights and contribute to the digitalisation of UCPH’s core subject teaching. This includes Data-science education, topic didactics, and digital transformation of the disciplines and associated digital methodology and tools.

The work will be tied to development and capacity building initiatives supporting the university staff’s ability to integrate digital methods and tools in their teaching.

We are searching for two candidates with different profiles (described in more detail below); one related to social science, law, and the humanities and the other towards science, health and medicine. Both of these candidates should have research competencies and interest within university pedagogy and didactics, digitalization of scientific practice, and digital methods. The scope includes ethical and methodological challenges that are related to digitizing disciplinary subject fields and methods, as well as problems related to building competences/capacity and facilitating change in a complex comprehensive university organization.

These postdocs will work as a team to:

  • Describe and understand the state of the art by investigating and describing core subject field digital transformations in research and scholarly teaching through literature and expert interviews.
  • Collect and describe best practices at UCPH and other relevant institutions.
  • Conduct design-based intervention research suggesting and testing approaches and designs that support core digital transformation within subject fields and methodologies at the university. That is developing the university’s capacity to teach digital methods in the various disciplines.
  • Building on (1), (2) and especially (3), the post docs, will analyse and formalize knowledge about both methods, approaches, disciplinary and pedagogical transformations.

Profile 1: Humanities, Social Science, and Law
In social science and humanities there is an increasing focus on the possibilities of using digital data and methods to explore new questions and phenomena as well as to address old questions in new ways. Data sources such as discussions on social media platforms, large corpora of digital texts (e.g. libraries and Wikipedia), hashtags and links, allow for example hypothesis testing, network analysis, and natural language processing. Furthermore, data visualizations such as heatmaps and interaction networks are included in scholarly argumentation in humanities, social science, and law. These new disciplinary methods in social science and the humanities, suggest that students/teachers obtain some level of digital competencies but it also changes how academic work (in a broader sense) is done. Work in labs and academic societies evolving around specific tools and methods are examples of such transformation within the humanities and social science.     

Profile 2: Data Science and the data driven transformation of science, health, and medicine In most scientific disciplines (biology, physics etc.) collection and analysis of data, as well as modelling and simulations are done with digital tools and methods. This is not new. However, these tools and methods are currently changing from being practical automation and blackboxing of processes otherwise done as human algebraic manipulations and calculations, towards a more radical methodological and epistemological change. This includes anything from in silico mathematical biology, over bioinformatics and virtual labs to large-scale hypotheses generation using machine learning and artificial intelligence on ever increasing structured and unstructured data collections. Although many such methods are now part of state-of-the art in much scientific and medical research, they need domestication to find their way into main-stream scientific practices and the core curricula of most educational programs through, e.g., computational thinking and similarly data science/machine learning for non-experts. The research project should evolve around the investigation of the prerequisites and consequences of digitization, e.g. new methods and new ways of asking questions and how will digitization influence curricula.

For both profiles, the applicants are expected to submit a transdisciplinary research plan that contains:

  • A problem statement: describing the concern and specific problem to be addressed. This could include cognitive, pedagogical, technical and disciplinary concerns
  • State of the art – describing research related to the problem statement
  • Interventional approach: how the project will explore and push the disciplinary transformation of key aspects of the university’s education program from first ideas to formalization through new learning outcomes and curriculum changes.
  • Research Method – how data and knowledge will be collected and analysed throughout the project
  • Expected contributions
  • To research
  • To UCPH’s transformation of digital aspects of the university’s educational program and associated competences of the teaching staff.

The postdocs’s duties will include research as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The positions are affiliated with the Center for Digital Education which is a joint effort between Department of Science Education and Department of Computer Science, which aims at connecting experts from computer science and science education to explore the possibilities and consequences of the digitalization disciplinary work in the educational system.

The Department of Science Education (DSE) focuses on the specific nature of challenges related to science teaching, learning and research. DSE is positioned under the Faculty of SCIENCE at the University of Copenhagen, and is the largest science didactics unit in Denmark. The research field of DSE is science education, science studies and science university pedagogy and the department takes care of teaching these subjects at the study programs at SCIENCE.

Further information on the Department is linked at www.ind.ku.dk . Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Morten Misfeldt, misfeldt@ind.ku.dk.

The position is open from January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 30 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

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

Interviews will be held on week 39, from 21 September to 25 September 2020.  

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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: 30 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Science Education
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Post expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

Post doctoral position – Food structure design

Aarhus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Food Science, offers a 2-year position at the post doctoral level within the area of food structure design, food physics, colloid chemistry and processing.  Start date October, 1st, 2020.

Area of work
The positon is within the field of impact of processing on molecular and supramolecular  structures of food biomacromolecules, proteins and polysaccharides as well as in the wider area of food colloids, processing and food engineering.  Structure function relationships in foods need to be studied at various length scales, from the molecular understanding of the interactions occurring during structuring (and de-structuring in the gut) to colloidal studies using methods such as spectroscopy,  scattering,  rheology, and microscopy.  The relevance to food processing environments for fast prototyping is a must in the research activities of the candidate.  Hence, the candidate requires a broad background with a good understanding of various analytical tools.  Therefore, we seek a candidate with good analytical background, but with a strong processing understanding and experience with techniques such as scattering, rheology and microscopy. 

The Post doc position is part of the Science Team ‘Food Chemistry and Technology’ at the Department of Food Science. The candidate is expected to take part in teaching at BSc and MSc level, as well as participating in supervision of students. It is expected that the post doc candidate participates in attracting funding for further research in the area.

Qualifications
•A PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in food science, food engineering of similar

•Documented expertise in studying supramolecular structure changes with processing and their characterization.
•Preferentially experience with pilot scale processing.
•A good understanding of a broad variety of analytical methods
•Documentation of good skills in communication of research results internationally as evidenced by a high rate of publication
•Experience in supervising students and teaching at a high academic level

We offer a challenging and independent job opportunity in an ambitious and inspiring research and education environment with an informal atmosphere. We are looking for a dynamic employee who is able to work independently and maintain an overview during periods of high workload. We expect that you are efficient at planning your time and organizing major tasks. You enjoy interaction with both scientific staff, students and technical-administrative staff and you have a flair for establishing collaborative relationships.

Read more about the Department of Food Science at www.food.au.dk.

The place of work is Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, Skejby, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

For further information contact Professor Milena Corredig, phone: +45 22719132  e-mail:  mc@food.au.dk

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

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

Formalities and salary range
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.

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

Application deadline
1 August 2020


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/

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Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

PhD scholarships in Semiconductor Nanostructures for Extreme Dielectric Confinement of Light

DTU Fotonik – Department of Photonics Engineering – at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking ambitious and talented candidates for two PhD positions within the newly established research center NanoPhoton – Center for Nanophotonics – which is dedicated to exploring new possibilities for Extreme Dielectric Confinement (EDC) of light in semiconductors to length scales much smaller than the diffraction limit. NanoPhoton addresses a range of research disciplines in collaboration between several departments at DTU, enabled by a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation.

The two PhD projects are concerned with fabrication and characterization of EDC nanostructures and their operation as photodetectors and lasers. The majority of the project will be carried out in our state-of-the-art clean room facilities and optical laboratories, where you will work with dedication in order to break the current limits of nanophotonic integration.

Candidates are invited to apply for one or both of the following projects:
 

  • III-V semiconductor nanostructures for Extreme Dielectric Confinement of Light:
    Design, fabricate and characterize advanced Indium Phosphide EDC nanostructures with embedded layers of active quantum wells and quantum dots.
  • Silicon nanostructures for Extreme Dielectric Confinement of Light:
    Development of a novel photodetector based on two-photon-absorption in silicon and integration with field effect transistor for next generation on-chip interconnects.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a PhD student you will be working closely with other members of the NanoPhoton team to design suitable EDC structures for use as lasers or photodetectors, and you will be responsible for the fabrication and subsequent characterization of the devices. This will involve: 

  • Design and clean room fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures
  • Optical characterization of the fabricated structures
  • Interpretation of the recorded data in relation to theoretical models
  • Collaboration with other NanoPhoton team members
Applicable for all scholarships

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. We are looking for an ambitious PhD student with a background in electrical engineering, physics, or similar, and with experience in nanofabrication and optical characterization. Excellent written and spoken English skills are mandatory.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Kresten Yvind and Professor Jesper Mørk.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Kresten Yvind,
kryv@fotonik.dtu.dk
, tel.: +45 4525 6366.

You can read more about NanoPhoton at nanophoton.dtu.dk and DTU Fotonik at fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2020 (local time).
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach
all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet herein the right hand column)
If you have preferences between the two offered projects indicate that in the motivation letter.

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

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

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

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

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: 1 September 2020
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

Postdoc Position in Functional Microbe Technology Group

A 1-year full-time postdoc position (In case further external funding is secured within the academic area the candidate is assessed obviously qualified for, an extension is possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc) at the Functional Microbe Technology Group at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section at Aarhus University. The position is financed by Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond.

The position is available from September 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
The group of Functional Microbe Technology investigates traits of single microbes, strain consortia, and complex microbial communities that are of relevance both in food products and in the intestinal tract of humans and animals. Current projects investigate bacterially produced metabolites, that can (chemically) react with food components, the host or with dietary derived compounds modifying their properties, trophic – nutrition related – interactions in different ecosystems, mechanisms of microbial functions, and how these microbial activities can be exploited and manipulated.

Our research program employs a combination of advanced molecular tools, aerobic and anaerobic cultivation, biotechnological processes such as food, batch and continuous fermentation systems and preservation, and various analytical chromatography techniques.
Projects are run with local and international partners. The candidates are expected to collaborate with PhD students and co-supervise bachelor and master students.

Your profile
Applicants should hold an outstanding PhD in food or gut microbiology or biotechnology, or in a related field.

Candidates with experience in isolation and cultivation of facultative and strict anaerobic food and gut microbes, molecular techniques (DNA isolation, PCR, qPCR), protein expression and cloning, and fermented food will be preferred. Prior experience with chromatographic analyses, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and metagenomics and data analysis, will be considered positive.

Applicants should be self-driven and capable of planning and conducting own research while willing to collaborate closely in an international team. Good communication skills in written and spoken English language are essential, and candidates should have a good publication record with clear contributions as first author.

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000, Aarhus C, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

A process has been initiated in terms of reorganizing of engineering at AU. Read more here: https://tech.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/management-and-strategy/process-for-new-organisation-of-engineering-at-au/

For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Clarissa Schwab (schwab@eng.au.dk).

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

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

Formalities and salary range
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.

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

Application deadline
22 July 2020

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/

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Post expires on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020

Research assistant at Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science, Section for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology

Based on a project of the Environmental Protection Agency of Denmark on emissions of quaternary ammonium compounds (quats) AU-Environmental Science is searching for a research assistant for 2 years. The position is vacant from October 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The respective candidate is expected to update analytical methods and validate those perform chromatographic and isotopic pattern recognition to discriminate products, identify transformation products, quantify quats in stormwater, wastewater and surface water as well as in sewage sludge. Finally, the candidate is expected to publish the results and to report to the environmental protection agency.

Requirements:
The candidate must have a master in natural or technical science and combine analytical chemistry with environmental chemistry knowledge. Ideally, the candidate should have experience in quantifying biocides as well as identifying transformation products. A precondition for this is massive experience in environmental analytical chemistry, especially HPLC-MS/MS, if possible with high resolution. Experiences in extraction procedures from water and sediment/sludge would be advantageous, as well as calculating reaction kinetics and a good control on sorption, diffusion and leaching processes. Also of advantage would be experiences in developing software (R scripts) for peak and pattern recognition.  International experience as well as working in a multinational environment and knowledge on regulations on biocides would be a plus. As samples from surface waters need to be taken, a drivers license would be important.

Department of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Science has about 150 employees working in basic and problem-oriented research within environmental science, including chemical and physical processes and interactions between environment and society. The department carries out research-based consultancy for the public sector and provides research based advice. The academic expertise ranges from atmospheric chemistry and physics, via environmental chemistry, microbiology and biotechnology to environmental economics, environmental geography, political science and sociology.

The institute is located at Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

Further information please contact Professor Kai Bester (kb@envs.au.dk, phone.: +4587158552)
Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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

Questions about the position?

Kai Bester Professor, Department of Environmental Science – Environmental chemistry & toxicology +4587158552 kb@envs.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – HR Department +4587151305 emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Sunday 2 Aug 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday August 2nd, 2020

PhD student in Applied Physics

Ref LiU-2020-02023

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 Applied Physics
formally based at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping, Campus Norrköping.

Research area
At the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE) we explore electronic and optical properties of organic semiconductors, biomaterials from the forest, and hybrid organic materials. We share a common interest in utilizing the combination of electronic and ionic charge for use in energy, internet-of-things, healthcare, and biology applications. Our research topics include synthesis, material science, theory and modeling, device physics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and system design. Our activities span the range from basic research to commercialization, the latter carried out in close collaboration with RISE Acreo. LOE currently has ~140 researchers and research students divided into eleven units, each led by a principal investigator.

The PhD position will be based in the Surface Physics and Chemistry unit of LOE, led by Prof. Mats Fahlman. The Surface Physics and Chemistry unit is renowned for its pioneering research on surfaces and interfaces of (hybrid) organic materials and is affiliated with the Swedish Strategic Research Area of Advanced Functional Materials.

Read more at: www.liu.se/loe

Duties
The PhD candidate will participate in the development of lead-free perovskites for optoelectronics and spintronics. The focus of the PhD candidate’s research is to investigate the properties of lead-free perovskite thin films and interfaces using a wide variety of advanced surface science techniques both in house and at synchrotron radiation laboratories. The research also involves fabricating and studying more complex multicomponent systems to shed light on both optoelectronic and spintronic device functionality.

Lead halide perovskites have emerged as promising semiconducting materials for different applications (solar cells, light-emitting diodes, detectors, and lasers) as a result of their superior optoelectronic properties. However, the toxicity of the lead in these perovskites represents a serious issue which could be an obstacle for their practical applications. Therefore, we are motivated to develop lead-free perovskites. Lead-free perovskites are a large family of materials with rich structural and functional diversities, and represent a promising material platform which is well suited for a range of optical, electric, magnetic-related applications.

This position is part of a large research project funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The project is led by Prof. Feng Gao (expertise on materials and devices), Prof. Igor Abrikosov (expertise on theory calculations), Prof. Mats Fahlman (expertise on advanced characterizations), and Prof. Weimin Chen (expertise on magnetism). As such, you will be a member of a large consortium, and closely collaborate with other members in this project during your PhD. For other PhD positions in this project, please refer to IFM-2020-00370 och IFM-2020-00344.

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.

Qualifications
Employment as a PhD student is dependent on admission to Linköping University graduate education program.

The applicant has to have finished a Master in Science or equivalent in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or equivalent. It is an advantage to have prior experimental experience of what is described in the job description above—especially that related to materials and device development and/ or spectroscopy.

Verbal and writing communication skills in English. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to communicate clearly and to interact with colleagues and staff. The interested candidate should be strongly self-motivated, show a keen interest in science and fundamental research, and be willing to work in a team.

Appointment time
Appointment will be renewed annually, with the full period of employment not exceeding the equivalent of four years’ full-time research training. The maximum time of employment, taking into account the four years’ equivalent, cannot exceed eight years.

Starting date By agreement, earliest 1 September 2020

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

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

Application procedureApply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 13th of August. 

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

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Mats Fahlman

Professor

+46 13 28 12 06

mats.fahlman@liu.se

Annelie Westerberg

HR-partner

+4611363450

annelie.westerberg@liu.se

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Post expires on Thursday August 13th, 2020

PhD (lic) student in Theoretical Physics

Ref IFM-2020-00370

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

PhD (lic) student in Theoretical Physics
formally based at unit Ab initio theory and energy materials (TEAM)

Duties
Duties include research on electronic and vibrational properties of lead-free double perovskites with help of quantum-mechanical methods. 

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.

This position is part of a large research project funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The project is led by Prof. Feng Gao (expertise on materials and devices), Prof. Igor Abrikosov (expertise on theory and modeling), Prof. Mats Fahlman (expertise on advanced characterizations), and Prof. Weimin Chen (expertise on magnetism). As such, you will be a member of a large consortium, and closely collaborate with other members in this project during your PhD. This position has a focus on research of electronic and vibrational properties of lead-free double perovskites with help of quantum-mechanical methods. For other announced PhD positions in this project, please see IFM-2020-00344 and LiU-2020-02023.

Qualifications
The position requires a master degree or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. Excellent knowledge of quantum mechanics and statistical physics is expected. Experience with perovskite materials and/or ab initio studies is advantageous. 

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

Appointment time
The first appointment will be for a maximum of one year. The employment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of two years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement.

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 August 13, 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

Sergey Simak

Professor

+46 13 28 13 19

sergey.simak@liu.se

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Post expires on Thursday August 13th, 2020

PhD student in lead-free perovskites for optoelectronics and spintronics

Ref IFM-2020-00344

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

PhD student in lead-free perovskites for optoelectronics and spintronics
formally based at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, IFM

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 PhD candidate will focus on the development of lead-free perovskites for optoelectronics and spintronics, aided by advanced characterizations.

Lead halide perovskites have emerged as promising semiconducting materials for different applications (solar cells, light-emitting diodes, detectors, and lasers) as a result of their superior optoelectronic properties. However, the toxicity of the lead in these perovskites represents a serious issue which could be an obstacle for their practical applications. Therefore, we are motivated to develop lead-free perovskites. Lead-free perovskites are a large family of materials with rich structural and functional diversities, and represent a promising material platform which is well suited for a range of optical, electric, magnetic-related applications.

This position is part of a large research project funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The project is led by Prof. Feng Gao (expertise on materials and devices), Prof. Igor Abrikosov (expertise on theory and modeling), Prof. Mats Fahlman (expertise on advanced characterizations), and Prof. Weimin Chen (expertise on magnetism). As such, you will be a member of a large consortium, and closely collaborate with other members in this project during your PhD. This position has a focus on materials and devices, including understanding of these materials and devices. For other announced PhD positions in this project, please see IFM-2020-00370 and LiU-2020-02023.

The group led by Prof. Feng Gao is a young and fast-growing research group. The group focuses on solution-processed energy materials/devices, mainly based on semiconducting perovskites and organic semiconductors. For recent progress on lead-free perovskites, please see our review paper in Advanced Materials.

Qualifications
The applicant has to have finished a Master in Science or equivalent in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or equivalent. It is an advantage to have prior experimental experience of what is described in the job description above—especially that related to materials and device development and/or spectroscopy.

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

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. The employment may be renewed for no more than two years 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.

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 August 13, 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

Feng Gao

Professor

+46 13 28 68 82

feng.gao@liu.se

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Post expires on Thursday August 13th, 2020

Postdoctoral position in shallow seismic investigations at the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University

The Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group and SeisLab Aarhus, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a position in investigation of shallow-seismic data at the postdoctoral level. The successful candidate will be part of a research group studying the Late Quaternary geological, paleoclimate and paleoceanographic development of the NE Greenland shelf. He/she will partake in an international, multidisciplinary team.

The position is part of the GreenShelf project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF). The position has a fixed term of 2 years, starting as soon as possible.

Job description
The postdoctoral project will focus on investigating the post Last Glacial Maximum history of the NE Greenland shelf based on shallow seismic subbottom profiler data combining the acoustic data with information from marine sediment cores. The successful applicant will map seafloor morphologies (glacial and marine) and sub-seafloor structures across the NE Greenland Shelf and evaluate the relationship between glacial and marine processes in the area since the LGM.
The seismo-acoustic data will be processed using the Innomar ISE post processing software and further analyzed using varying seismic interpretation software at SeisLab Aarhus, such as Kingdom Suite, OpendTect, Petrel or PaleoScan. The NaviSuite software and GIS programs will be used for handling bathymetric data.  
Participation in supervision of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and some classroom teaching is also expected.

Qualifications
The successful applicant will have a PhD in geoscience or related fields. Candidates should have experience in processing and interpretation of reflection seismic data. Experience with seismic-to-well-tie and including sediment information and proxy data will be considered favourably. Similarly, experience with some or all of the above software will be considered an advantage. Also experience in shallow seismo-acoustic data and Quaternary geological aspects would be preferred, but not necessary.

Excellent oral and written English skills are a requirement.

Place of Employment and Place of Work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark: https://geo.au.dk/forskning/forskningscentre/paleoceanography-and-paleoclimate-group/

Contact Information:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group, Department of Geoscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark; mobile phone +45 2778 2897; Email: mss@geo.au.dk.
Dr. Christof Pearce, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group, Department of Geoscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark; mobile phone +45 9350 8915; Email: christof.pearce@geo.au.dk.
Dr. Katrine Juul Andresen, SeisLab Aarhus, Department of Geoscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark; mobile phone +45 2083 7911; email: katrine.andresen@geo.au.dk.

Application deadline: October 1, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Application deadline
1. oktober 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.

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/

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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

PhD student position on microscopic modeling of 2D materials

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Information about the project
This project aims at a microscopic understanding of the strong light-matter coupling regime in van der Waals heterostructures consisting of vertically stacked, atomically thin 2D materials. The focus lies on gaining insights into the impact of the twist angle between two monolayers and the resulting moire exciton features on the strong coupling regime.

Strong light-matter coupling is a special regime of electromagnetic interaction, in which light and matter intermix to form new common quasi-particles called polaritons. These quasi-particles possess a set of intriguing optical and electronic properties. Specifically, polaritons may have much smaller effective mass than excitons due to partial light character, while at the same time they have much stronger interparticle interactions than in pure photonic systems due to the underlying exciton-exciton coupling. This interesting combination of properties of polaritons makes the strong coupling regime interesting both from the fundamental as well as technological perspecdtive.

The main goal of this PhD work is to develop a sophisticated theoretical approach based on the density matrix formalism, which allows us to microscopically model polaritons and their impact on optics, non-equilibrium dynamics and transport in van der Waals heterostructures. The aim is to explain exisiting experiments and to guide future experimental studies towards a better understanding of the moire exciton polariton physics in these technologically promising nanomaterials.

The position is part of the KAW project ”Plasmon-exciton coupling at the attosecond-subnanometer scale”, which involves a close collaboration between several groups in experiment and theory.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility is to pursue the goals of your research project. You are also expected to develop own ideas and find your own ways in tackling research challenges. The position may also include some level of teaching duties as well as taking part in the supervision of bachelor and master students. Another important aspect involves national and international collaboration with experimental research groups.

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

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you should hold a Master degree in physics and have a strong interest and to a certain extent also experience in quantum mechanics and basic concepts of many-particle theory. You should already have some skills in programming. Finally, you should enjoy working in a collaborative environment including interactions with both theoreticians and experimentalists. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

Our offer to youChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200270 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

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

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

Application deadline: 22nd July, 2020

For questions, please contact:
Professor Ermin Malic, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory
E-mail: ermin.malic@chalmers.se


The department of Physics at Chalmers
Stimulated by major needs and challenges in science and a sustainable society, the ambition of the department of Physics is to foster a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We provide a competitive advantage by linking our top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and energy research with world-leading industrial R&D&I projects.

We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges, from fundamental physics research, through the development of new materials such as graphene to direct industrial projects generating new inventions. We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meet engineering. We are situated in a stimulating and creative environment with newly renovated facilities. The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between five departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.

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


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Post expires on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020

PhD student position in Food Science

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Information about the research the project and the divisionBiology and Biological Engineering has four divisions; Food and Nutrition Science, Systems and Synthetic Biology, Industrial Biotechnology and Chemical Biology. A new PhD-student position is now vacant at Food and Nutrition Science. The research at Food and Nutrition science focus on nutritional solutions for disease prevention by studies on the molecular, cellular, and whole-body level. We also center on research that aims to promote high food quality, minimize losses throughout the value chain and to utilize alternative sources for production of nutrients. To this end, projects address e.g. the development of methods for adding value to underutilized marine raw materials, improvement of nutritional and sensory properties in fish, seaweed, cereals, fruits and greens, as well as the link between food processing and technical functionality, bioactivity, digestibility as well as bioavailability of food compounds. We also study the active response to food compounds in human cell models and animal models, and conduct human studies in collaboration with the medical faculty. Food and Nutrition science currently consists of approximately 45 people with varying backgrounds within fields such as chemistry, biology, biotechnology and nutrition.

The aim of this PhD-project is to investigate whether an intervention with foods with added beta-glucan could affect risk factors of type 2 diabetes among individuals with pre-diabetes and wherther such effecs are dependent on gut microbiota. Short-gun metagenomics analysis of gut microbiota and metabolomics will be applied to adress mechanisms underlying potential intervention effects.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

Major responsibilities
– Conduct a 16 wk randomized controlled trail (part of a multicenter trial) to evaluate effects of a beta-glucan fortified bread product vs control on diabetes risk factors among pre-diabetics.
– Coordinate the trail activities with nurses, technicians and the principle investigators
– Conduct data and laboratory analyses related to the trial
– Write scientific articles and present data at international and national meetings and conferences.

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

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

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, the applicant must hold a Master’s level degree in biological engineering, food and nutrition science, dietetics, medicine or similar.
Fluent Swedish in writing and speaking, strong communication analytical skills are mandatory requirements.
Fluent English in writing and speaking, strong communication analytical skills are also required.
Experience from randomized controlled trials and from studies on the health effects of carbohydrate rich foods are great merits.

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

Our offer to youChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200315 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

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

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

Application deadline: 18 July 2020

For questions, please contact:
Professor Rikard Landberg, Food and Nutrition Science, rikard.landberg@chalmers.se, 072-3509386
   



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


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PhD fellow in Soft Matter Physics and Active M

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Soft Matter Physics and Active Matter commencing 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
At the Active Intelligent Matter Group we combine multiscale modeling – discrete and continuum simulations – with in-house experiments to address various aspects of complexities in active materials. This spans a wide range of problems from revealing the impact of mechanical forces on biochemical signalling in cells, investigating the dynamics of bacterial competition, to design and control of bio-inspired materials that are capable of self-organization, self-healing, and self-pumping.

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

Project description
Soft matter physics lies at the heart of a quantitative understanding of many biological processes. From subcellular protein-driven flows to multicellular organ formation, biological matter continuously drives itself away from thermodynamic equilibrium using internal biochemical processes. In addition to their important biological roles, these intrinsically multiscale systems provide novel ideas for fundamental theories of non-equilibrium statistical physics and biomimetic inspiration for synthetic micro-machines capable of locomotion and self-organization.

This project will use theoretical and computational modeling to study fundamental problems in active matter with potential applications in the life sciences. A number of projects include close collaborations with theorists and experimental biophysicists in US, UK, Japan, and Europe, and the successful candidate is expected to visit them.

Principal supervisor is Dr. Amin Doostmohammadi, Niels Bohr Institute, doostmohammadi@nbi.ku.dk, +45 53364260.

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

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

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

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). 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, detailing your motivation and background for applying for this PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 2-3 reference letters

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 1 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Dr. Amin Doostmohammadi, Niels Bohr Institute, doostmohammadi@nbi.ku.dk, +45 53364260.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://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: 1 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Postdoc in medical physics

The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of medical physics as per 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a three year full-time position in the project “QA manager for the international PROTECT trial”.

Department of Clinical Medicine
As a postdoc at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialities and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square metres of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities and also advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the Master’s degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. As a postdoc, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital or another hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project
Proton therapy is an emerging technique for treatment of cancer patients. A European consortium has initiated the international phase III trial (PROTECT) randomizing oesophageal cancer patients between standard photon radiotherapy and proton therapy treatment. The trial will recruit approximately 500 patients in a time frame of five years. We aim for a very high level of quality assurance (QA) in both randomization arms and will collect all scans, treatment plans, and delineations in the Danish national database dcmcollab. During the full treatment course of five weeks, patients may be subject to anatomical changes, potentially ruining target coverage or leading to over dosage of organs at risk. Therefore, weekly CT scans will be acquired and in the event of significant dosimtric changes, new treatment plans will be prepared for the rest of the treatment course. These plans will also be collected in the data base and available for analysis. Some centres will implant fiducial markers, which can be used to evaluate the effect of respiratory and cardiac motion during each treatment fraction.

The trial and database is based at AUH and DCPT and managed by a group of oncologists and medical physicists. The QA work is supervised by medical physicists Ditte Sloth Møller and Lone Hoffmann holding the chair of the QA committee and will be performed in collaboration with the protocol QA committee consisting of medical physicist and physicians from 3-4 European centres.  This committee is responsible for maintaining the requested high quality of treatments throughout the treatment period, for instance by site visits and yearly workshops.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in medical physics your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

As the QA manager you will be responsible for:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Setup software for analysis of a huge amount of data
  • Collection and analysis of incoming treatment plans and all QA data
  • Give feedback to the centres in case deviations from protocol requirements are seen
  • Arrangement of yearly workshops for discussion of treatment plans, delineations, treatment strategies etc.
  • On site visits to new centres in collaboration with the QA committee
  • Publication of analysis of the QA-results

You will report to the Head of Department, Jørgen Frøkiær.

Your competences
You have academic qualifications at PhD level in medical physics. You have excellent programming skills with Matlab or Python, and preferably C#. You have analytical skills and the ability to work independently. You are willing to give feedback to the European centres on errors and mistakes and persistently requiring correction of errors. You have prior experience in radiation oncology, preferable from employment in a clinical position. Please note there will be some travel activity in Europe with this position.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact medical physicists Lone Hoffmann, PhD, tel.: (+45) 2993 9779 or Ditte Sloth Møller, PhD tel.: (+45) 6127 3503.
Your place of work will be at the Danish Centre for Particle Therapy (DCPT) and the Department of Oncology at Aarhus University Hospital., Palle Juul- Jensens Boulevard 25, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn.
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.

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

Questions about the position?

Marianne Nordsmark Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine – The Department of Oncology marianne@oncology.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – Health HR +4593522011 emply.he.hr@au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline: Sunday 16 Aug 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday August 16th, 2020