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Postdoc: Biomechanics of Vocal Behaviour in Rodents

Job description:
We seek postdoctoral fellows to study motor control and the biomechanics of sound production in songbirds and rodents. The positions will be part of an interdisciplinary, international consortium consisting of three nodes: the Vocal Neuromechanics Lab, Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU, Odense, Denmark), the Sober Lab at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) and the Complex Flow Modeling and Simulation Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology (USA). 

The open positions are located in Odense, Denmark, but all applicants will receive mentorship from and (post-pandemic) travel between all three research nodes.  

The positions are funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (Denmark) as part of the Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme along with the National Institutes of Health (USA). They are available as of February 2023, or until filled, for a two-year period. Application deadline: 15 December 2022.

Background
Although the physics of voice production is described in humans, experimental difficulties prevent systematic investigation of voice control and associated diseases. Consequently, we lack physics-based causal models connecting neural activity to sounds produced. In contrast, in songbirds and rodents – the best animal models for speech acquisition and neuro-psychiatric communicative dysfunctions – we can probe the neural circuits controlling vocal behaviour, but lack insight in how their activity is transformed into sound by their vocal organs. In this interdisciplinary project, we will use state-of-the-art techniques from neuroscience, physiology, engineering and biomechanics and integrate physics-based, computational models with novel experimental paradigms to causally link neural activity to sound production in songbirds and rodents.

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for applicants with:
•  a PhD in bio-imaging, biomechanics, engineering, neuroscience, or a related field
•  excellent written and oral English language communication skills.
Other experiences, such as signal analysis, and/or programming (C++, Matlab, or equivalent) present a distinct advantage.

We seek scholars with one of the following distinct profiles, but possibly also other types or researchers.
1.    Experience in biomechanics. We will use combined in vitro and ex vivo approaches studying effects of muscle recruitment on sound production. Experimental techniques: high-speed imaging, 3D motion capture, muscle mechanics, kinematic analysis, mechanical tissue properties and microscopy. 
2.    Experience in micro-surgical experimental procedures. Experience with EMG implantation or other muscle (or nerve) surgery is ideal, but any kind of micro-surgical experience is a strong asset.

Our research
The Vocal Neuromechanics Lab uses a combination of experimental and computational approaches to study motor control and physical mechanisms of sound production in the vocal vertebrates. We use and develop methods from biomechanics, electro-physiology, acoustics, and behaviour at different levels of organization (cellular, whole organ, in vivo).

The Sober Lab investigates how the brain controls complex behaviours and improves motor output through practice. We use songbird and rodent species to investigate how networks of neurons and muscle fibres control vocal and forelimb behaviour, respectively. To do so, we combine behavioural manipulations, neuro-physiological and muscle (EMG) recordings, and computational approaches.

Complex Flow Modeling and Simulation Lab focuses on modelling complex flow phenomena using high-fidelity immersed boundary based computational method incorporating massive parallel computing. Current research interests include complex biomedical, physiological and biological flows with complex, moving boundaries and flow structure interaction as well as renewable energy applications.

Contact
Please contact Professor Coen Elemans (coen@biology.sdu.dk) for more information.

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-12-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

PhD Studentships at DTU Physics

As a result of recently funded projects, our research group is looking to fill 8 positions. The goal is to develop fast, cheap, environmentally friendly ways to mineralise CO2, to convert it back to solid, where it will remain stable for millennia. Even with the very best alternative energy sources and conversion of CO2 into products, current air and ocean CO2 levels will need 1,000 to 10,000 years to return to preindustrial levels. To reduce climate change and ocean acidification, CO2 must be converted to solid and put back into the Earth, where it came from in the first place.

At DTU Physics, we are running several projects in parallel, that range from very fundamental investigations of mineral-water-gas properties, through developing predictive models and new experimental methods and instrumentation, to applying research results and designing industrial CO2 trapping processes. The need is urgent, the task is challenging and a multidisciplinary approach is essential – so we are looking for highly motivated group members, including chemists, physicists, nanoscientists, mineralogists, geoscientists, engineers and others. We welcome group members at all levels, from young bachelor students to experienced scientists and engineers, to work together in a supportive team.

The job
We shall work together, as a cross disciplinary team, to understand solid-fluid (water and gas) interactions and the effect of organic compounds on them, using traditional techniques as well as state-of-the-art, ultrahigh resolution instruments and molecular modelling. Our goals are to gain very fundamental knowledge about how nature works and to build a reactor to convert CO2 and waste building materials to a valuable product for use in new, low CO2 construction.

Our expectations of you
We are looking for a curious, enthusiastic colleague who has an interest in nature, enjoys solving problems and working together to meet the projects’ goals. We expect you to have an interest in at least one of the following topics:

  • Geochemistry (mineral-fluid interactions)
  • Mineralogy (dissolution/precipitation)
  • Materials Physics (thermodynamics/kinetics of mineral/glass interaction with fluids)
  • Surface Chemistry/Physics
  • Computational/Theoretical Physics/Chemistry (DFT/MD/coarse graining)
  • Organic Chemistry (analysis/synthesis)
  • Reactor Design
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • X-ray 3D/4D imaging

Flexibility is essential. We are looking for a team player who can also work independently, who is motivated to help make, and be part of, a dynamic research environment and who has a positive, supportive and creative outlook. We expect you to have good communication and personal interaction skills and to be fluent in English.

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

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

We offer
DTU is among the leading technical universities of Europe and the top in the Nordic countries. The CO2 projects we plan will unite researchers from several DTU departments as well as national and international researchers from a number of fields. The atmosphere in the research group is friendly and supportive, allowing us to produce ground breaking results, of interest to science and essential for industry. Our mission is to derive new fundamental understanding and use it to solve society’s problems.

Our vision is to develop an environmentally friendly, inexpensive method to convert CO2 gas into a solid that can be used in low CO2 concrete or put back into the ground, where it will remain stable for millennia. We are exploring possibilities with natural materials such as basalt and volcanic glass as well as waste construction materials and we are learning about the mechanisms and final solids produced during reaction with water and CO2. We combine theory and experiment using a range of classical and high tech techniques.

Our group’s overall research questions include:

  • Can we understand the molecular level processes that control the behaviour of natural materials so that we can design an environmentally friendly product or process that will hasten solidification of CO2?
  • Can we identify and characterise the secondary minerals that form during CO2 reaction and determine the mechanisms that form them?
  • Can we understand changes in reactivity when organic compounds interact with mineral surfaces in the presence of CO2 and water, so we can simulate them with molecular modelling?
  • Can we determine how microorganisms design and grow particular mineral phases during biomineralisation?
  • Can we view porous materials in 3 dimensions, at the nanometre scale, as a function of time, so as to predict mobility of fluids (CO2 and water) through pore networks, at scales ranging from nanometre to centimetre?
  • Can we build a reactor that traps CO2 and mineralises it to solids?

A PhD program at the Technical University of Denmark is 3 years. In addition to research and writing papers and a thesis, the program includes an opportunity to take courses (30 ECTS), to teach and to take part in an external stay at one of the project partner laboratories somewhere else in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
Appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Salary will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. The position is full time and starts as soon as possible. The contract will be for 3 years.

The workplace is the DTU Lyngby Campus.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Susan Stipp, stipp@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Physics at www.fysik.dtu.dk/english.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Thursday, 12 January 2023 (Danish time).  Open the “Apply now” link at the bottom of this announcement. Fill out the form and attach a cover letter describing your reasons for applying and how your background and interests fit our expectations.

Attach your CV, your course list and grades from your university education and name, email and phone number for 3 personal references (do not include letters of reference). If you have authored or coauthored a publication, please include the reference or a link (do not include the actual paper).

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

Applications sent by email or submitted online after the deadline will not be considered. Applications must be made through the official submission site.

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2023-01-12 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on Thursday January 12th, 2023

PhD scholarships on Single Nanoparticle Catalysis Studied using Advanced Operando Electron Microscopy

Would you thrilled in an ambitious team addressing the grand challenges in catalysis science? Two PhD positions are now available for experimental research in nanoparticle catalysis at the Center for Visualizing Catalytic Processes (VISION).

VISION strives at developing and applying a new innovative platform for visualizing catalytic nanoparticles and reactions at the atomic-level by combining cutting-edge electron microscopy, micro-electro-mechanical-systems, nanoparticle synthesis and modelling.

The interdisciplinary approach aims at relating the atomic-scale structure, dynamics and functions of single nanoparticles in thermal catalysis and electrocatalysis with the perspective of developing new and more efficient catalysts needed to tackle the environmental challenge of our time.

Responsibilities and qualifications

Position 1: You will work quantitatively with atomic-resolution electron microscopy of nanoparticles under thermal catalytic reaction conditions. The tasks will include:

  • Preparation of micro-electro-mechanical-system reactors with single or few nanoparticles for thermal catalysis of chemical reactions.
  • Operando studies of nanoparticle catalysis using atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy.
  • Relating the three-dimensional atomic-resolution structure and catalytic functions of single nanoparticles as well of ensembles with varying number of nanoparticles.
  • Advancing the understanding of corporative interactions in nanoparticle catalysis, including ensemble-averaging, hysteresis, oscillatory behavior and support dependencies.

Position 2: You will work quantitatively with atomic-resolution electron microscopy of nanoparticles under electrocatalytic reaction conditions. The tasks will include:

  • Preparation of micro-electro-mechanical-system reactors to study electrochemical phase transition phenomena in catalysis.
  • Operando studies of nanoparticles during electrocatalysis using atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy techniques.
  • Relating the atomic-resolution structural dynamics and dynamical functions in nanoparticle electrocatalysis.
  • Establish fundamental understanding of atomic mechanisms to develop strategies for stabilizing desirable phases and surface motifs of electrocatalysis.

In both positions, you will collaborate closely with a group of PhD students, postdocs and international leading scientists, all working at the technological edge of modern electron microscopy for advancing catalysis science.

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

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

Assessment
The assessment will be made Associate Professor Christian Damsgaard, Professor Jakob Kibsgaard, Professor Peter Vesborg and Professor Stig Helveg, DTU Physics.

We favor candidates with a degree in physics, chemistry or materials science. The candidate should preferably have experience in electron microscopy, micro-electro-mechanical-system technology, catalysis or surface science. Experience in scientific programming, e.g. using Python, is an advantage.

The candidate has obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Master educations, good communication skills in both spoken and written English, and experience in working independently and in a team.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is 1 March 2023 (or according to mutual agreement).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Christian D. Damsgaard, e-mail: ccda@dtu.dk, Professor Jakob Kibsgaard, email: jkib@fysik.dtu.dk, Professor Peter Vesborg, email: vesborg@fysik.dtu.dk and Professor Stig Helveg, email: stig@fysik.dtu.dk.

You can read more about VISION at www.vision.dtu.dk  and DTU Physics at www.fysik.dtu.dk/english.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 20 December 2022 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter – In the cover letter, we kindly ask you to consider which of the positions appeal most to you).
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-12-20 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on Tuesday December 20th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in dynamics and asymptotics on homogeneous spaces

Published: 2022-11-25

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Mathematics conducts research and education at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels within mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The department has about 140 employees. The number of annual students at the undergraduate and graduate level is about 770. The department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, and applied mathematics and statistics. For more information, please visit the Department of Mathematics web page.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Duties
Conduct research in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics. Teaching and administration can also be included, no more than 20 percent.

Requirements

PhD degree in mathematics or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in mathematics. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Documented ability to conduct excellent research in mathematics within analytic number theory, homogeneous dynamics, or closely related fields.

Ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement as well as proficiency in spoken and written English.

Application procedure
The application must contain a brief description of research interests and relevant qualifications for the position. The application must also contain a CV with a list of publications, a doctorate degree certificate and contact details for up to three reference persons. However, we do not wish for letters of recommendation.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position for two years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment: 100%. Starting date 1 June 2023 or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Andreas Strömbergsson, email: astrombe@math.uu.se, +46 (0)18 4713221.

Please submit your application by 30 December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4407.

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Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-12-30 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Mathematics

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Post expires on Friday December 30th, 2022

PhD fellowships in Plant Science

The Glycobiology Section at The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN) invites applicants for two PhD fellowships in lipid and protein research to address important questions in cell wall biology.

Start date is (expected to be) 1 May 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project
All plant cells produce a polysaccharide-rich exocellular skeleton, called cell walls. The chief component of these walls is cellulose, a glucan-based polymer that is the load-bearing structure of the walls. Cellulose is crucial to plants as it controls their morphology and supports plant stature. In addition, cellulose is an important raw material for the paper, textile and lumber industries. Knowledge of how cellulose is synthesized, and how the process is regulated, is thus of great relevance both for fundamental plant biology and for applied research. The projects aim to address how cell wall, and cellulose, is regulated in the context of lipid membranes and protein interactions. The successful candidates will use a range of molecular, microscopic and physiological techniques to address these questions, including exciting new types of protein proximity labelling and localized lipid perturbation techniques.

The outcomes of the project will provide key insights into how plants produce cellulose and therefore how the synthesis of Earth’s most abundant biopolymer is controlled.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of molecular & cell biology, biochemistry and physiology. Cloning experience will be a plus. Previous experience with proximity labelling techniques, protein mass spectrometry data, and different types of microscopy will also be advantageous. Applicants should hold an MSc degree, or equivalent, in any area of Molecular & Cell biology, or related fields, 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), relevant work experience, reference letters and interviews.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?
The group is a part of PLEN, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. The successful candidate will be part of a highly cross-disciplinary and exciting team that includes the full range of microscopy, proteomics, glycomics, biochemistry and molecular biology. Indeed, the group currently holds around 20 people with a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities. This will ensure that you will receive a broad but cutting-edge experience that will build a solid foundation for your future scientific career. Together, we will generate an exciting environment to understand mechanisms that underpin cell wall synthesis in plants.

Principal supervisor is Professor Staffan Persson, PLEN (email: staffan.persson@plen.ku.dk) with Dr’s. Lise Noack and/or Shuai Zheng, PLEN (email: lcn@plen.ku.dk & sz@plen.ku.dk ) as co-supervisors.

The PhD programme
A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme).

Qualifications needed for the regular programme
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. Plant Science. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment in the regular programme
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in plant biology and how plants allocate their carbon resources
  • Good language skills

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Application and Assessment Procedure

Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Motivation letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Project proposal, i.e. how would you tackle an important question in cell wall biology. Write a research project of max one page.
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science / Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if any)
  6. Reference letters (if available), or contact details for references

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 18 December  2022 , 23:59 GMT +1.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in early 2023

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

Deadline: 2022-12-18 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday December 18th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Strings, quantum fields and geometry

Published: 2022-11-25

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Mathematics conducts research and education at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels within mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The department has about 140 employees. The number of annual students at the undergraduate and graduate level is about 770. The department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, and applied mathematics and statistics. For more information, please visit the Department of Mathematics webpage

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Duties
We are advertising an opening for one postdoctoral position in strings, quantum fields, and geometry at the Department of Mathematics at Uppsala University. The selected researcher will work on topics related to the ERC grant “The Memory of Solitons” under the supervision of Dr. Michele Del Zotto, at the interface of the group of geometry and physics at the Department of Mathematics and the group of theoretical physics of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The duties include collaboration with the various members of the group and the production of research results.

Requirements
PhD degree in mathematics or in Theoretical Physics or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in mathematics or in Theoretical Physics. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Please include in your application the following attachments in pdf format:

  1. Cover Letter (including the contact information for 3 references);
  2. CV (including a publication list);
  3. Research statement (2 pages + 1 extra page for references, longer statements will not be considered);

Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in the context of categorical symmetries, and/or in geometric engineering methods in quantum field theory.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date September 1st, 2023 or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Michele Del Zotto, tel. +46 (0)18-471 3192, e-post: michele.delzotto@math.uu.se

Please submit your application by 2 January 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4327.

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Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2023-01-02 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Mathematics

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Post expires on Monday January 2nd, 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher (development of superconducting magnets) / Tutkijatohtori (suprajohtavien magneettien kehitys)

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

The research group of Electromechanics at the Electrical Engineering Unit at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University focuses on numerical electromagnetics, magnetic materials, and superconducting magnets. The superconducting magnet development positions at interface of electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, computational science, and engineering design of applications of practical importance. Our vision is to integrate optimized computer modeling tools together with creative engineering design approaches and work together with the international scientific community to advance the adoption of superconducting technologies in different sectors of science, health, and greener energy. 

Job description

We have opened a Postdoctoral Researcher position in the superconducting magnet design team within the research group of Electromechanics. The goal is to start the employment in January or as mutually agreed. Quick start is the preference. A fixed term contract will be made until 31.8.2023. 

The work will focus on developing experimental practices for designing, winding, and testing high-temperature superconducting (HTS) coils. It involves independent work at the TAU Cryolaboratory as well as planning, designing, and performing experiments together with the other team members. The underlying goal of the research is to better understand the HTS conductor and magnet behavior and to tests novel ideas for improving the reliability of the technology for future practical applications such as particle accelerator magnets or electric power applications. 

The position is well suited for an R&D&I minded engineer/scientist who has a relatively careful and systematic way of working and resources for creative approaches to technical problem-solving.The exact content of the work will be adjusted based on the background and interests of the successful candidate.

  • Requirements
    • PhD in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or in other suitable area
    • Experience with independent laboratory work in a relevant area 
    • Demonstrated proficiency in electromagnetics and thermal physics
    • Fluent oral and written communication in English
  • We appreciate
    • Experience with superconducting magnets or other cryogenic applications
    • Skills related to data analysis, programming or multiphysics simulations
    • Availability to start working at 1.1.2023 or sooner
    • good command of the Finnish language

We offer

The position will be filled for a fixed-term period till 31.8.2022. The goal is to start the employment in January or as mutually agreed. Quick start is the preference. A trial period will be applied to all our new employees and in this case, it is a half of the duration of the contract.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on level 5-6 of the job requirements scale. A typical starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is approximately 3500-3800 EUR/month depending on previous experience. 

We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active and truly international research community. We value interdisciplinarity, as it allows you to expand your research network and exposes you to new perspectives and ideas to solve complex research problems and pursue novel research findings. We are strongly committed to the highest level of scientific research and the provision of high-quality doctoral education.

We offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative international community. As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as occupational health care services, flexible work schedule, versatile research infrastructure, modern teaching facilities and a safe and inviting campus area as well as a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living Tampere by watching our video: Tampere Higher Education Community – our academic playground.  

Finland is among the most stable, free and safe countries in the world, based on prominent ratings by various agencies. Tampere is the largest inland city of Finland, and the city is counted among the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries. Tampere region is the most rapidly growing urban area in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. Tampere is also surrounded by vivid nature with forests and lakes, providing countless opportunities for easy-to-access outdoor adventures and refreshment throughout the year. 

Read more about Finland and Tampere: 

How to apply 

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is6th December 2022 (23:59 EET / UTC +2)Please submit your application promptly as we will start to interview the candidates during the application period. 

Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents:

  • CV 
  • list of publications
  • a free-form motivation letter (max. 1 page)
  • names of two referees 
  • other relevant documents that support your application (e.g. Msc. or PhD thesis, the most relevant publications regarding the call (max. 2), examples of simulation models you have developed, etc.)

For questions and more information, please contact: Academy research fellow Tiina Salmi, tiina.salmi (at) tuni.fi, +358 40 845 0415

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

Tehtävä

Sähkömekaniikan tutkimusryhmään kuuluvassa suprajohdemagneettitiimissä on vapaana tutkijatohtorin tehtävä. Työ keskittyy korkeanlämpötilan supramagneettien kokeelliseen karakterisointiin. 

Lisätietoja

Akatemiatutkija Tiina Salmi, tiina.salmi (at) tuni.fi, +358 40 845 0415

Hakuohjeet 

Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta. 

Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta).  

Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 6.12.2022 klo 23.59.

Application period starts: 2022-11-22 12:00

Application period ends: 2022-12-06 23:59

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Submit an application

Post expires on Tuesday December 6th, 2022

Postdoc of Quantum Materials Innovation

We are seeking one or more postdoctoral fellows to investigate novel materials synthesis and fabrication processes for novel qubit platforms. The candidate will be part of a team that is responsible innovation fabrication of qubit processor units and explores novel materials and material combinations with potential for disrupting existing qubit platform technologies.   

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Quantum Materials as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties. 

Description of the scientific environment:
The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups spread across condensed matter and superconducting qubit experiments with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry. The work will take place in close collaboration with the newly established NNF Quantum Computing Programme, also located at the Niels Bohr Institute. 

Further information about QDev can be found at www.qdev.dk.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Peter Krogstrup, krogstrup@nbi.ku.dk or Thomas Kanne Nordquist,  thomas.kanne@nbi.ku.dk

The position is open from 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The duration is 1 year with possible extension upon mutual agreement. 

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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. 
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 5 December 2022, 23:59 GMT + 1

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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held shortly after the application deadline. 
 

Deadline: 2022-12-05 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday December 5th, 2022

PhD position within experimental meteorology with focus on developing improved data products of ground-based precipitation measurements

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant PhD–position related to precipitation measurements within the field of experimental meteorology. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed.

This PhD research project aims at the development of a more accurate precipitation measurement product in challenging weather situations.

It may come as a surprise to many users, that precipitation measurements remain challenging to this day, especially in more extreme climate conditions with lots of heavy winds and frequent events with solid or mixed precipitation.

The development of traditional gauges, i.e.weighing gauges and tipping buckets, has likely come to a point, where further optimization is difficult. And still, they are non-neglectable uncertainties in these measurements as wind-induced undercatch.

Studies on non-traditional instrument types, i.e, optical measurements such as distrometers and forward scattering instruments, which have emerged in recent decades, showed an even larger degree of uncertainty under certain circumstances in the precipitation amount, but provide details about the precipitation particles’ size and fall speed.

The successful PhD-candidate will analyze existing measurements, performing own observations and work on combining products from the different sensors, utilizing the strengths and different information contents of those sensors, thus compensating for the weaknesses of the individual measurement methods depending on the weather situation.

The university fully funds the PhD scholarship.

In addition to existing datasets from several stations in Norway, dedicated field campaigns are planned, which will use the facilities of NMBU and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

An application for a PhD position at NMBU is at the same time an application for admission to a PhD programme at the institution. The documentation that is necessary to ensure that the admission requirements are met must be uploaded as an attachment.

Main tasks

  • analyzing existing data and participate in field campaigns to acquire new precipitation datasets applying different sensors and measurement methods under different conditions
  • developing, testing, and applying near-real time methods to combine data from different precipitation sensors to compensate for the individual and situation-dependent lack of accurateness
  • verifying results with reference gauge measurements and other independent sources (i.e. satellites, radar measurements, models)
  • writing academic papers and present the work at international conferences.
  • reaching out to and collaborate with researchers who are requiring quality ground-based precipitation measurements for their applications

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

The Photograph is of the Precipitation Test and Reference site at Haukeliseter, Telemark in Norway. It is planned to perform field campaigns at this site during the PhD project.

NMBUMeteorologisk stasjon

Competence

The applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year master’s degree with a learning outcome corresponding to the descriptions in the Norwegian Qualification Framework, second cycle. Candidates submitting MSs thesis within 31. januar 2023 may be considered. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required qualifications

  • MSc or equivalent degree in Atmospheric, Physical or Geophysical Science, Engineering, Hydrology, Meteorology or similar field
  • Willingness and physical ability to conduct field experiments in and outside Norway
  • Programming experience in R, Python or similar
  • Good command of the English language (written and spoken)
  • Experience with analyzing larger datasets from instrument networks, satellite sensors or numerical models

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience in experimental meteorology from laboratory or field work
  • Active participation in field campaigns
  • Knowledge of Norwegian Language or other Scandinavian Language
  • Experience with machine learning

You need to:

  • Be highly motivated and become an active member of our team
  • Be able to work independently
  • Have good communication skills

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017. PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 501.200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Dr. Mareile A. Wolff, associate professor of physics at NMBU.

E-mail: mareile.astrid.wolff@nmbu.no; phone +47 450 81 462

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicants

NMBU

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 05.01.2023

Your application must include a CV and a brief statement highlighting your relevant experiences and motivation. The statement must follow the template provided below.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Complete CV 
  • Experience Statement (use the template)
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e. Di-ploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached. (Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system. )
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English in accordance with NMBU PhD regulation section 5-2 (3). 
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Confirmation that information and documentation submitted via the job application can also be used by NMBU in a possible admission process

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

What is it really like to work at the Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at NMBU?

 – Guided tour of the Faculty of Science and Technology on Vimeo

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 500 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

Read the job description at the university homepage
 

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Deadline

5th January 2023

Post expires on Thursday January 5th, 2023

Postdoc of Organic synthesis

Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

The research field is organic synthesis with focus on developing new organic molecules (pi-conjugated molecules, with special emphasis on developing novel Y6 derivatives) for organic photovoltaics.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within organic synthesis and characterization of molecules in solution as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen.

The position is for 20 months and open from 1 April 2023 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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

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 Monday 19 December 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Deadline: 2022-12-19 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday December 19th, 2022

PhD position in physical geography with a focus on fluvial geomorphology, environmental seismology, and river ice dynamics”

Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Apply

before 2022-12-22

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University, Sweden, invites applicants for a PhD position in physical geography,with a focus on using environmental seismology to understand effects of ice dynamics on fluvial geomorphic processes. Start date will be March 1, 2023, or according to agreement. Application deadline is December 22, 2022.

Project description
The Doctoral Network “Studying the Earth’s surface with seismic methods” (EnvSeis) is funded by the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Bringing together 10 leading research groups from 7 countries, EnvSeis supports 12 early stage researchers in the emerging field of environmental seismology, in which seismic methods are used to study processes at or near the Earth’s surface, such as landsliding, river sediment transport, debris flows, and glacial and marine processes. Projects in the network are connected by the common methodology and joint training and networking activities. More information can be found on the project website www.envseis.eu.

We, the EnvSeis network, invite you to apply for several ESR (early stage researcher, i.e. PhD student) positions of your interest and in that case, indicate it in your application (cover letter) with the order of preference. Applicability follows the mobility rules of the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Networks. Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the recruitment date. In addition, an extended secondment (at least 6 months) abroad is required as part of the position.

In the project “Climate change impacts on river ice-related sediment transport and erosion” (a part of the EnvSeis network) hosted by the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University, the PhD student will use environmental seismology to quantify the role of ice on sediment transport in different river ice regimes. In high-latitude and high-altitude rivers, winter ice cover and its break-up can have a large impact on bank erosion and sediment transport. Climate change will affect the ice regime by decreasing the duration of ice cover, altering the number of 0° C-crossings and thus ice break-up events, and change the timing of ice break-up/cover in relation to high flows. In order to understand how climate change will affect ice-related bank erosion and sediment transport, continuous monitoring of sub-ice sediment transport and concurrent with ice break-up is needed to compare with erosion and sediment transport processes due to high flows with and without ice-covered streambanks. Measurement of sediment transport and bank erosion under ice or during ice-breakup has previously been nearly impossible due to practical methodological problems and safety concerns during field work. Preliminary studies have proven that environmental seismology techniques can quantify sub-ice sediment transport as well as during ice break-up. Seismic networks will be installed along several rivers spanning a climatic gradient in northern Sweden (60- 68° N) to calibrate the seismic signature of various ice-related processes with field measurements of sub-ice and open-channel sediment transport and bank erosion. The timing of sediment transport in relation to river ice processes will be used to determine the role of different ice regimes on shaping river channels.

Work tasks
The holder of this position will combine direct field measurements of channel morphology change, ice-covered and open-channel sediment transport, and ice dynamics, with analysis of seismic data. Potential field sites will be located close to Umeå and in Abisko, Sweden. The project will include a secondment (research exchange) for at least 6 months at Université Grenoble Alpes (France) with Dr. Florent Gimbert, a stakeholder secondment with the County Administrative Board of Västerbotten, one of the project partners, and a science communication project with Curiosum (science center at Umeå University).

The supervisors will be Dr. Lina Polvi Sjöberg (PI), and Dr. Florent Gimbert (UGA).

Qualifications
To be admitted for studies at third-cycle level the applicant is required to have completed a second cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are at second-cycle level, or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications.

To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level within the subject of physical geography, the applicant is required to have completed courses within a first-cycle subject relevant to physical geography comprising at least 120 credits. At least one course at second-cycle level in a subject that is central to the doctoral student’s planned specialization shall have been completed, as well an independent piece of work (degree project) with relevant specialization of at least 15 credits. The recruitment procedure for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen Chapter 5 and 7). The requirements should be met at the time of acceptance to doctoral studies.

We are looking for a person with an interest in examining the role of ice dynamics on fluvial geomorphic processes. The ideal candidate should have experience with field work and experience with or a willingness in learning how to apply environmental seismology methods. The candidate should also have an academic background in geomorphology, physical geography or similar field. The successful applicant should further have a good ability to write and speak in English, strong quantitative skills, creativity, power of initiative, independence, good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate.

Strong merits are knowledge in one or more of the topic areas (fluvial geomorphology, environmental seismology), experience with GIS and statistics, and a driving license for cars.

Evaluations will be based on the application, references, and interviews.

Terms of employment
The employment is expected to result in a doctoral degree and the main assignment for the doctoral student is thus to be part of the research education, which includes participation in the described research project but also to take relevant courses. Teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%) can be included. The employment is limited to four years at full time or up to five years if teaching and other departmental work is performed. The salary is fixed according to the established salary level for doctoral students.

How to apply
You apply through our recruitment system on December 22, 2022 at the latest. The application, written in English or Swedish, should include:

1. A short (max 2 pages) description of why you are interested in and suitable for the position
2. CV
3. Certified copies of degrees and certificates from higher education
4. List of completed university courses and the grades
5. Copy of master’s thesis and possibly other scientific publications
6. Names and contact information of three reference persons

The documents should be in PDF-format.

Contact
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Lina Polvi Sjöberg, lina.polvi@umu.se

 The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG) is both a research and teaching department situated within the Umeå University campus. The department has approximately 150 staff members, of which 30 are PhD students. For more information, visit https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-ecology-and-environmental-science/

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Admission

2023-03-01 or according to agreement

Salary

Monthly salary

Apply before

2022-12-22

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1743-22

Contact

Lina Polvi Sjöberg

090-7866190

Union representative

SACO 090-7865365

SEKO 090-7865296

ST 090-7865431

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Thursday December 22nd, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Modelling of soil microbial processes

The Department of Physical Geography is one of the major departments within the Faculty of Science. The department has approximately 110 employees and educates approximately 1 000 students annually. Education is oriented towards geography, geosciences, biology-earth sciences, and environmental protection and environmental management. The main research areas are: Geomorphology and Glaciology; Water, Permafrost and Environmental Systems; Climate Science and Quaternary Geology; and Landscape, Evironment and Geomatics.  

Project description
The position will be associated with the project: Holistic management practices, modelling and monitoring for European forest soils (HoliSoils, https://holisoils.eu/). The project HoliSoils investigates how soil processes and biota drive the cycles of carbon and nutrients in forests, thereby promoting soil-related ecosystem services that need to be considered in forest management and climate policy. Specifically, the part of the project conducted at Stockholm University aims at modelling microbial processes in soils and linking detailed microbial models to ecosystem models. These ecosystem models are then used within HoliSoils to quantify and predict how forest disturbances and management practices affect soil biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem service provision. Model developments at Stockholm University will be conducted in close collaboration with Bertrand Guenet and Rose Abramoff in the land-surface modeling group at the IPSL (Institut Pierre et Simon Laplace), and data-model integration will be facilitated by working with Petr Baldrian at the IMIC (Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences). Collaborations with several other partners in the HoliSoils project are envisioned, providing a unique opportunity for networking across Europe.

Main responsibilities
The appointed postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for:

  • Developing empirical (statistical) models predicting carbon cycling processes from microbial diversity indices (in collaboration with IMIC)
  • Developing new process-based models that can resolve the links between the diversity and function of soil biota
  • Interfacing these detailed models with ecosystems models (in collaboration with IPSL)
  • Coupling carbon and nitrogen cycling in the above models
  • Attending project meetings, writing result reports, and participating to activities in the project beyond modelling (data analyses, conceptual developments etc.).

What we can offer: The chosen candidate will find a stimulating and friendly environment in a very diverse and international department. We will strive to support and advice the postdoc towards an outstanding research career. We will help him/her develop connections and collaborations within our research networks and beyond. The postdoc will be involved in proposal writing and encouraged to apply for funding as main applicant (in addition to this two-year position). In addition to the HoliSoils project network, Stockholm University and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research also offer countless educational and networking opportunities and workshops. Last, but not the least, the Stockholm area is both a hub for scientific innovations and a region offering high quality of life.

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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to candidates with degrees in a relevant discipline (engineering, applied mathematics, soil science, ecology, hydrology, (bio)physics) and a strong computational or mathematical background. Proven experience with computer programming and soil or ecosystem biogeochemical models is vital. Experience of publishing in top-level journals in English is also important.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2023-02-15 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 Docent Stefano Manzoni, telephone:+46 8 674 78 02, stefano.manzoni@natgeo.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
  • Project proposal presenting the applicant’s view on:
    – state of the art on the project topic described in the advertisement (max half page)
    – knowledge gaps that need to be addressed (max half page)
    – proposed approach to fill the identified gaps and how it is related to the applicant’s knowledge/expertise and previous experiences (max one page)
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-01-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physical Geography

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday January 5th, 2023

Postdoc VPX-Fellow: Electrochemical-stack Engineer

NOTE: do not apply via this site

Click on the link below to view the full announcement and to apply for this position on DTU’s new recruitment platform. Notice that this link will open on another site:

Postdoc VPX-Fellow: Electrochemical-stack Engineer

Deadline: 2022-12-13 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday December 13th, 2022

Post doctoral position in the field of small non-coding RNAs in plants

A 2-year post-doctoral position is available in Peter Brodersen’s laboratory, University of Copenhagen, to study the mechanisms underlying regulated degradation of specific microRNAs (miRNAs) in plants. The position is available from 1 March 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project uses  biochemical,  structural  and  genetic  methods  to  explore  the  conformations  of  the central  component  of  the  RNA  Induced  Silencing  Complex,  ARGONAUTE1,  that  facilitate  its degradation  in  a  manner  specific  to  its  bound  miRNA.  Our ongoing work  has  identified  sites  on ARGONAUTE1  as  well  as  specific  Hsp90  co-chaperones  that  are  likely  to  be  of  importance  for regulated miRNA degradation, and the project will use these pieces of information as starting points for  further  investigations.  We will also  attempt  to  identify  triggers  of  miRNA  degradation  using transcriptome-wide screening.

We are looking for a motivated researcher with

– a strong background in molecular biology, preferably with experience in plant molecular biology
– an interest in fundamental RNA biology

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a successful completion of PhD studies by a paper published in a respected international journal, or, as a minimum, deposited on a pre-print server such as BiorXiv.

For more information, please contact Prof Peter Brodersen, Email: pbrodersen@bio.ku.dk (P.B.)

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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • A cover letter outlining your experience and motivation to apply
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Monday 5 December 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

 

Deadline: 2022-12-05 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Monday December 5th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Single Cell Dissection of Healthy and Unhealthy Human Adipose Tissue

The Mandrup group at the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications from outstanding candidates who are interested in joining our group as a postdoctoral fellow. The position is available from 1 April 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 8 January 2023.

Research project
In a new project recently funded by the Health Insurance “danmark” we will together with Assistant Professor Søren Fisker Schmidt investigate the mechanisms underlying the so-called healthy obesity associated with lower body fat deposition. We will use advanced single cell sequencing techniques, combined with spatial transcriptomics and a range of mechanistic follow-up studies to determine the cellular and molecular differences between fat biopsies from the abdominal and hip regions of people with apple- and pear-shaped obesity. Biopsies will be obtained through a close collaboration with Fredrik Karpe, professor at University of Oxford and director of the Oxford Biobank. Insight from this project will help the identification of key transcriptional and signalling mediators causally associated with healthy (and unhealthy) adipose tissue that can be explored therapeutically with the aim to prevent development of obesity comorbidities.

The Mandrup Group
The Mandrup Group has a long-standing interest in understanding the molecular cross-talk between transcriptional regulation and metabolism in adipocytes and pancreatic β-cells and to understand the molecular basis for the plasticity of cells in the adipose tissue and endocrine pancreas. We also have a long-time interest in the transcriptional network regulating lineage determination and differentiation of adipocyte progenitors.  Our laboratory combines genome-wide studies of factor binding, epigenetic marks, and chromatin structure with detailed molecular analyses of the cross-talk between transcriptional regulators. We run an in-house sequencing platform including single cell sequencing and bioinformatic pipeline.
Susanne Mandrup is director of Center of Excellence in Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) and Center of Adipocyte Signaling (ADIPOSIGN).

Research environment
The project will be carried out in close collaboration between the Mandrup and Schmidt group and will benefit from the highly interdisciplinary expertise in the ATLAS Center of Excellence. The work will primarily be carried out in the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU, but, depending on the interest of the fellow, may also involve research exchange to collaborating laboratories, including the Karpe laboratory at Oxford University.

The Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit currently hosts seven independent research groups focusing on various aspects of gene regulatory mechanisms controlling cellular identity, differentiation and metabolism. The research unit constitutes an international, ambitious, highly dynamic, and well-equipped working environment. The unit and the department have state-of-the-art facilities for next generation sequencing, single-cell transcriptomics, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, bioimaging and transgenic mouse work. Strategic research alliances exist with Odense University Hospital (OUH).
 
Postdoc qualifications/requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated, and ambitious candidate with:
•    A PhD degree in Life Science, preferably Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, or Computational Biology.
•    Experience with cell biology or NGS data analysis. Competence in adipose tissue biology, immunology, advanced microscopy, and/or transcriptional regulation would be an advantage.
•    Documented experience in leading a research project.
•    Strong communication and collaborative skills and a desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
•    Proficiency in spoken and written English.

We offer:
•    A three-year postdoc position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment.
•    Training in a wide range of skills including leadership, research management, communication, networking, presentations, writing of grants and manuscripts etc..
•    Mentoring and career development.
•    Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and infrastructure.
•    Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators.
•    A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.).
•    Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.
 
For further information please contact Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk).

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

The application must include the following:
•    A letter stating your specific interests, motivation, and qualifications for the project (max. two pages).
•    CV incl. education, work/research experience and skills relevant for the position.
•    Copy of PhD certificate. If awaiting PhD, provide a written statement from the supervisor.
•    List of publications.
•    At least two signed reference letters (with referee contact details and relationship). Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them directed to the administration (e-mail: anc@sdu.dk) mentioning your name and title of the position in the subject line. Please note that the letters need to reach us before application deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2023-01-08 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Sunday January 8th, 2023

Postdoc of haptics, natural language processing, and human-computer interaction

Postdoc of haptics, natural language processing, and human-computer interaction

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

From simple vibrations to touchable holograms in midair, haptic technology enables us to feel virtual or remote content and people. Recent work suggests that people have a rich language for describing haptic signals. This project will explore the use of natural language processing techniques for predicting user descriptions of haptic signals and guiding haptic signal design.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within natural language processing, haptics, and human-computer interaction. The post may also include performance of other duties. The postdoctoral position is supervised by Dr. Hasti Seifi, and it involves a research stay at Arizona State University in the United States.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Dr. Hasti Seifi at hs@di.ku.dk

 

The 2-year position is open from [01/03/2023] 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.

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 06/01/2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

For any questions about the position or application process, please contact Dr. Hasti Seifi at hs@di.ku.dk

Deadline: 2023-01-08 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Sunday January 8th, 2023

Postdoc in Electron Beam Spectroscopy for Optical Materials Discovery

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Link: Postdoc in Electron Beam Spectroscopy for Optical Materials Discovery at DTU Physics

Deadline: 2022-12-08 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

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Post expires on Thursday December 8th, 2022

Postdoc position in micro-protein design synthesis and application

Postdoc of micro-protein design synthesis and application

Department of Chemistry.
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

The research field is in the design and synthesis of microproteins with enzymatic activity. The design phase requires deep insight into molecular modelling by e. g. Molecular Operating Environment or similar professional modelling program suites. Hands on experience with establishing and running modelling in the Rosetta environment will be greatly appreciated. The most important synthesis part requires skills and experience in peptide synthesis on solid support to the extend that 50 mer peptides can be assembled using standard SPPS equipment. Knowledge of organic synthesis is also required.  The candidate should have experience in peptide and protein mass spectrometry and preferably MS-sequencing. The activity assessment requires some experience with combinatorial technology, since the activity profile of the synthetic proteins is performed with FRET substrate split-mix libraries. Applicants should demonstrate ability to compose and author manuscripts for high end journals.  

The postdoc’s duties will include research within L-D-protein design, synthesis and application as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Morten Meldal, email: meldal@chem.ku.dk

The position is for 2 years open from 1 March 2023 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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

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 and implementation plan within the field
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers co-authored by the applicant

The deadline for applications is 2 January 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Selected interviews will be held on 18 January 2023

Deadline: 2023-01-02 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Monday January 2nd, 2023