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PhD fellowship: Arctic soil and plant interactions

Center for Permafrost (CENPERM) at the University of Copenhagen is recruiting one PhD–student to work in the field of soil and plant interactions including gas production, transport and exchange with the atmosphere. The position is available from December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

CENPERM, a Center of Excellence co-funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and University of Copenhagen, is an interdisciplinary research center with a scientific focus on “climate – vegetation –soil – microorganism – permafrost” along transects across the major climate zones of Greenland (see www.CENPERM.ku.dk). The center consists of about 25 permanent staff members from the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management and Department of Biology. Some 15 PhD students and postdocs have been or are currently affiliated with the center.

The successful candidate will work in an international environment with scientists and students working on related aspects of cryo-microbiology, biogeochemistry, ecology and ecosystem modelling.

Project OutlineThis PhD project aims to link observed soil and plant interactions in the Arctic under future climate conditions. Based on field observations and manipulation experiments in West Greenland since 2012, data are available for quantifying and model short- and long-term net ecosystem changes in carbon and nitrogen. Fieldwork at Disko, Greenland, will continue and include measurements of year-round gas exchange of greenhouse gasses.

We expect that detailed process-based models can help to assess the role of short and long-term interactions between the soil and pants and can help to understand the role of snow, thaw events and freeze-thaw dynamics for biogeochemical processes. These detailed models can subsequently be applied to determine the importance of these small-scale processes at landscape scale, and will help to explain spatial and temporal variations, specifically assessing the role and dynamics of “hotspots” for greenhouse gas exchange in the Arctic landscape.

Job descriptionThe position is available for a three-year period and the key tasks as a PhD student include:

  • To manage and carry through your research project together with the research group and supervisor
  • 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, possibly abroad
  • Work for the Department

More informationFor further information on the research project and environment, please contact Bo Elberling, professor, Director of CENPERM. E-mail: be@ign.ku.dk

Formal requirements Applicants should hold an MSc degree or equivalent in geo- or bioscience (e.g. geography, biology, or environmental sciences), or have obtained this by 1 Dec 2019. Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. The candidate is expected to be able to be involved in long-term field work in the Arctic – also during winter time.

Terms of employmentThe 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 328.355 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 56.148). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The successful candidate will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhDSchool of Science. The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management will be the main working place.

Application Procedure The application should include the following items. Applications that do not follow these requirements may not be evaluated: 

  • A cover letter (max. one page) describing your background, personal qualities, research interests and specific reasons for applying to this position. 
  • Project description based on the above project outline – including envisaged research methods (max. three pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (max. two pages) 
  • List of peer reviewed publications. You may include papers that have been accepted for publication or are in review. 
  • Transcripts of Diplomas (Master’s degree or equivalent) 
  • Contact details of two persons for references and a very brief description of your relationship to them. Do not attach reference letters.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, we will use a shortlisting procedure in the evaluation. An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the shortlisted applications, and the remaining applicants will be notified that their applications will not be evaluated further. 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.

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

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

The deadline for applications is 26 November 2019, 23:59 GMT +2

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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: 26 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
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Post expires on Tuesday November 26th, 2019

PhD student (licentiate) in theoretical and computational physics Linkoping

Ref IFM-2019-00547

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 (licentiate) in theoretical and computational physics
formally based at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM).

Duties
We perform research in theoretical and computational physics in the areas of materials design and informatics. Our research is aimed at increased understanding of the theory of materials and has applications in the development of new materials, for example, for energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. The work spans areas of mathematical physics, quantum mechanics, numerical methods, programming, and the use of informatics and AI methods in materials research.
Ongoing research projects include the development of theoretical methods for the computational prediction of materials properties, execution of high-throughout calculations on supercomputers aimed at design of new materials, development of software for automated computation, analysis, and data curation in large scale databases, and the use of informatics and machine learning/AI-based methods on materials data.

The work as a PhD student includes independent work and close collaboration with other researchers and students at the department. You will take part in our joint seminars and other research group activities.

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
Applicants should have a relatively recent civil engineering degree, or corresponding degree on the advanced level with completed courses corresponding to, at least, 240 ECTS of which at least 60 ECTS are on advanced level, or equivalent. The degree should be in physics with a specialization of courses in theoretical physics and/or materials physics with good grades. A transcript showing courses and grades should be included with the application.

The position is not meant for those with substantially more experience, e.g., by already having a doctoral degree. Courses, diploma works, projects, and other documented experience that is shown in the application in the areas of computational and theoretical work in physics, machine learning, and work with mathematical derivation and physics models is strongly meriting. Knowledge in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, phase diagrams, crystallography, and group theory is also meriting. 

Experience of programming in the programming language Python is a requirement, and programming in other languages is meriting. The application should include a description of the level of programming in general, and specifically in Python, with concrete examples of software that the applicant has written or contributed to. Contributions to publicly available program code (e.g., in open source projects) are meriting, and if available, links to such contributions should be included in the application.

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. For an appointment that ends with a licentiate degree, 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 December 9, 2019.

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Rickard Armiento

Senior lecturer

+46 13 28 12 49

rickard.armiento@liu.se

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Post expires on Monday December 9th, 2019

PhD student Architecture – Fossil free transport solutions for passenger transport in rural areas Lulea

Ref 5160-2019

The research group in Architecture works with projects where physical planning, traffic, planning for sustainable development and balancing efficiency and democratic planning processes are included. We work with several related areas such as planning, urban de-velopment, transport, architecture and cultural environments. The scale varies from detailed level to larger planning structures.

We are looking for a PhD student to work in the field of architecture and urban plan-ning at Luleå University of Technology. The PhD student will work with sustainable and fossil free transport solutions for passenger transport in rural areas.

Duties
The doctoral student employment refers to studies within the existing project fossil free transport solutions for passenger transport in rural areas, funded by the Swedish Transport Administration. The overall purpose of the project is to study the different ways of individual transport in rural areas: car, public transport, bicycle, walking and moped, etc., and analyzed based on the following types of questions in relation to the purpose of the travel:
– How does individual/passenger transport work today?
– What is the need / interest of the different types of transport?
– How can more sustainable and fossil-independent transport be designed? Combina-tions of transport types?

Working as a PhD student involves both collaborating in research groups of research projects and working independently with the subproject. There are good opportunities to form daily tasks as well as research questions.

Fulltime fixed term employment for 4 years, located in Luleå. Department duties such as tuition in the department’s courses, as well as other joint duties may also be added (up to maximum 20 % of fulltime). The employment may then be extended up to a maxi-mum of 5 years. The planned start for the appointment is beginning of year 2020.

Qualifications
In order to qualify for the position, you must have completed an MSc in Architecture, Traffic or Physical Planning or have completed equivalent international education.

Selection for postgraduate studies takes place according to the ability to qualify for edu-cation, as well as grades and other qualifications. Analytical ability as well as ability in expressing themselves well in speech and writing, as well as ability to explain complex concepts comprehensively, are important both in research and in education. Good knowledge in Swedish language is required when the research assignment requires read-ing of documents and contacts in Swedish with officials and residents. Good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing, is required for international contacts in the subject area, as well as for international publication and participation in conferences. Postgraduate education is an independent work, while it is part of the research team’s joint work, why capacity for both independent work and in group will be assessed.

The application must be accompanied by text from previous scientific writing.

The following assessment criteria apply to the position (weighted equally):
– Analytical ability
– Demonstrated ability to write scientific text
– Proven ability for independent work and in groups
– Proven collaborative ability

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Information
For further information about the position, please contact
Charlotta Johansson tel.nr.: +46 (0)920-491867, E-post: Charlotta.M.Johansson@ltu.se
Glenn Berggård tel.nr. +46 (0)920-491711, E-post: Glenn.Berggard@ltu.se

Union representatives:
SACO-S Christer Gardelli, 0920-49 18 09 christer.gardelli@ltu.se
OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University’s core values ​​are based on respect, openness, cooperation, trust and responsibility.

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 ap-plication should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number:LTU-5160-2019
Deadline for application: December 12, 2019

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Post expires on Sunday December 15th, 2019

Ph.D Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering. The position is vacant from May 2020.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

The main focus of the position is synthetic organic chemistry. The synthetic targets in this project are mainly acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and to some extent glycosidase inhibitors based on iminosugars.

The daily work will involve organic synthesis, method development in addition to structural elucidation based mainly on one and two dimension NMR spectroscopy analysis of obtained compounds.

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Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within organic chemistry, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Applicants must have documented knowledge and skills within the following fields:

  • Laboratory work related to synthetic organic chemistry that includes for instance silica gel flash column chromatography and setting up reactions under inert conditions.
  • Structure assignment by NMR spectroscopy techniques, which apart from the one dimensional techniques also include the two dimensional techniques 1H-1H COSY and HSQC.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • ability to suggest solutions for synthetic problems
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Application letter

As an applicant, you must write an application letter explaining your motivation for applying for the position. The letter should include a list of relevant research and laboratory skills.

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your Ph.D
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

Project description and more information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor , Emil Lindbäck,  tel: +47 51831784, email emil.lindback@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-adviser Janne Halseth, tel: +47 51833525, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • application letter
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Technology is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department offers study programs at all levels within the areas Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Environment. The department is responsible for basic tuition in chemistry at the faculty. Center for Organelle Research (CORE) is an integrated part of the department. There are currently 80 employees including doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and 350 students at the department.

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Deadline

1st December 2019

Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

PhD position in Quaternary geology and paleoclimate

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

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

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD fellowship in Quaternary geology and paleoclimate at the Department of Earth Science at the University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility for one-year extension filled with teaching duties. The position is part of the Norwegian Research Council polar program-funded SOUTHSPHERE project.

About the project/work tasks:

The open PhD position is part of the international Norwegian Research Council project SOUTHSPHERE – “Past behavior of the Southern Ocean’s atmosphere and cryosphere (SOUTHSPHERE)”.

SOUTHSPHERE exploits the potential of recent method advances to deepen our understanding of atmospheric change in the Southern Ocean. Here, the southern westerly winds circumvent the Antarctic, spurring global ocean circulation and heat uptake, while taking up CO2. This important role in regulating Earth`s climate is under threat: observations show that the southern westerlies rapidly shift in the face of on-going warming.

SOUTHSPHERE proposes a new approach to use the past as a reference to understand the future response of the southern westerly winds in a warmer future world. To achieve this goal, the project will utilize the climate sensitivity of glaciers to atmospheric climate and the potential of glacier-fed lake sediments combined with dated moraines to record this signal through time. For this purpose, SOUTHSPHERE will integrate up-and-coming approaches from the fields of sedimentology, geochemistry and glaciology, and apply this cross-disciplinary toolbox on the Sub-Antarctic Island of Kerguelen.

Work tasks:

Depending on the background, skills and interest of the candidate, the advertised PhD fellowship will either I) reconstruct Holocene glacier-climate change using a combination of glacial lake sediments, dated moraines and glacier models, or II) constrain the climate signature of Holocene atmospheric change using biomarker-based temperature and hydrological reconstructions. The successful candidate will carry out this work in close collaboration with experts from world-class institutes like the University of Cambridge, Columbia University and the University of Zürich. As a PhD, you will also be affiliated with the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. You will also have the opportunity to be part of the national research school on Changing Climates in the Coupled Earth System (CHESS).

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree in quaternary geology, physical geography or connected disciplines, or have submitted their master`s thesis for assessment before the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Demonstrated experience generating paleoenvironmental data, notably using lake sediment proxy approaches (e.g. XRF, grain size analysis, lipid biomarker extraction) is required.
  •  (Geostatistical) data analysis approaches (at least Excel and ArcGIS, but preferably also R, Grapher or SigmaPlot) is a requirement.
  • Applicants must be skilled in both written and oral English.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured way, and have good communication skills. We are looking for a team player.
  • The applicants must be prepared to work in an international group and spend extended periods at collaborating institutions.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the PhD position:

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training

As a PhD candidate at the department of Earth Science of the University of Bergen, you need to enroll in an educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years.  A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within two months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally challenging working environment
  • salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/LR20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale (a gross annual salary of NOK 479 600NOK. Promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • excellent welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant’s research interests, motivation for applying for the position, and description of how the applicant’s background is suited for the position.
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis (or equivalent)
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted
  • relevant certificates/references
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name including a copy of your master thesis

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at www.jobbnorge.no. 

General information:

For more details about the position, please contact

Professor Jostein Bakke, phone +47 55 583503, e-mail; Jostein.Bakke@uib.no, or Dr Willem van der Bilt; willemvanderbilt@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

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

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

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Deadline

1st January 2020

Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in stat­istical eco­logy

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The University of Helsinki has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university) office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland. The Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme is situated at the Viikki science park and belongs to the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of University of Helsinki.

The Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme (OEB) invites applications for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in statistical ecology for a fixed term of two years. There will be a trial period of six months in the
beginning.

The post doc position is part of the Research Centre for Ecological Change and is funded by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. PIs of the Centre are prof. Anna-Liisa Laine, prof. Otso Ovaskainen, prof. Tomas Roslin, assist. prof. Jarno Vanhatalo and assist. prof. Marjo Saastamoinen. The starting date is 1 January, 2020, but a later starting date can be negotiated.

The overarching aim of the Centre is to generate a coordinated analysis of long-term ecological data to understand impacts of global change. To unravel how populations and interactions between species in nature are responding to ongoing environmental change, the project takes advantage of the unique long-term datasets collected in Finland. The centre also develops state-of-the-art methodology for analysing long-term spatially structured data sets within a joint species distribution modeling framework. For more information please visit our website Research Centre for Ecological Change (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/research-centre-for-ecological…).

The post doc takes part in the development of statistical methods for analyzing long-term ecological data and in statistical analyzes within the Research Centre for Ecological Change. For recent methodological publications, see the reference list at the end.

The methodological work focuses on development of Hierarchical Modelling of Species Communities (HMSC) and hierarchical multivariate Gaussian processes. HMSC is a joint species distribution modelling framework that can be used for the statistical analysis of data on species occurrence, environmental covariates, functional traits and phylogenetic relationships. HMSC can be applied to hierarchical, spatial and temporal study designs, and it applies to many kinds of response data (presence/absence, counts, etc.). Gaussian processes are a flexible and versatile modeling approach, and are rapidly spreading through statistical ecology as tools for species distribution and population dynamics modeling. Gaussian processes are used to model spatial and spatiotemporal heterogeneity in data and describe species responses to their environment in a nonparametric manner.

The successful applicant should have doctoral degree in statistic, machine learning, applied mathematics or other relevant field and will have experience in the development and application of Bayesian methods for computationally challenging problems. A successful candidate will also have experience in scientific computing. Prior experience in ecology is not necessary, but is counted as an advantage. The exact direction to which the post doc will develop HMSC and Gaussian process models can be agreed upon based on the experience and interests of the candidate.

The salary of the successful candidate will be based on level 5 – 6 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be ca. 3300 – 3800 euros/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

Applications should include the following documents as a single pdf file: motivational letter (max 1 page), CV (max 2 pages), and publication list. Please also include contact information of two persons willing to provide a reference letter by separate request.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply for the position link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for submitting the application is 1 December 2019.

For more information, contact assistant prof. Jarno Vanhatalo (jarno.vanhatalo(at)helsinki.fi).

In case you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

References

Ovaskainen, O., Tikhonov, G., Norberg, A., Blanchet, F. G., Duan, L., Dunson, D., Roslin, T. and Abrego, N. (2017a). How to make more out of community data? A conceptual framework and its implementation as models and software. Ecology Letters 20, 561-576

Ovaskainen, O., Tikhonov, G., Dunson, D., Grøtan, V., Engen, S., Sæther, B.-E. and Abrego, N. (2017b). How are species interactions structured in species rich communities? A new method for analysing time-series data. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284, 20170768.

Vanhatalo, J., Hartmann, M and Veneranta, L (2019). Additive multivariate Gaussian processes for joint species distribution modeling with heterogeneous data. Bayesian Analysis, doi:10.1214/19-BA1158

Hartmann, M., Hosack, G. R., Hillary, R. M. and Vanhatalo, J. (2017). Gaussian processs framework for temporal dependence and discrepancy functions in Ricker-type population growth models. Annals of Applied Statistics, 11(3):1375-1402.

Itter, I., Vanhatalo, J. and Finley, J. (2019). EcoMem: An R package for quantifying ecological memory. Environmental Modelling & Software, 119: 305-308.

Due date

01.12.2019 23:59 EET

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Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

DARK Postdoc Fellowships at the Niels Bohr Institute

Located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DARK’s areas of research include, but are not limited to: observations, simulations and theory of astrophysical transients and cosmic explosions (including gravitational waves, tidal disruption events and supernovae), neutrino astrophysics, high-redshift galaxies, fundamental cosmology, dark matter and dark energy, black holes and AGN, and cosmic dust. DARK Fellows are invited to work with DARK faculty (professors Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Irene Tamborra, Jens Hjorth, Lise Christensen, Marianne Vestergaard, Steen H. Hansen) and junior professors at DARK.

Areas of specific interest for this round of applications are theory and observations of transients, high-redshift galaxies, and neutrino astrophysics. However, we stress that we accept applications within all areas of interest to DARK, including those listed above.

Fellows are encouraged to interact with scientists at other research centres in the Copenhagen area, including the Niels Bohr International Academy, the Center for Cosmic Dawn, the Center for Star and Planet Formation, and DTU Space.

DARK is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age. 

Terms of salary, work, and employment   

DARK Fellowships are typically for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extension.

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 34,364 (5200 USD) per month; a supplement can be negotiated depending on qualifications and family situation. In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary). Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years. 

Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. More on employment conditions: http://ism.ku.dk.

Applications are submitted electronically via the University of Copenhagen’s central employment pages.  

Applications consist of  

Current CV (maximum 2 pages) including an ORCID identifier   

Brief (max 2-page) cover letter, stating research interests and plans

Timeline & process 

Deadline of application is December 9, 2019

Interviews will be conducted in January 2020
Offers will be made in January and February 2020

Selection of the successful candidates will be based on demonstrated originality, outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement.

Questions about DARK or the application should be directed to Professor Jens Hjorth, jens@nbi.ku.dk or the Centre Coordinator, Mina Martinez Diaz, mina.martinez@nbi.ku.dk

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

Post expires on Monday December 9th, 2019

Postdoc in single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy

The single molecule biophysics and chemistry group at Aarhus University seeks to hire a postdoc in single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy. The project, funded by the Villum fonden, aims at studying and manipulating the optical properties of conjugate polymer assemblies on DNA substrates.

The starting date is as soon as possible and the duration of the employment will be 15 months.

Job description/research project/research area
Conjugated polymers are very promising materials in the coming era of flexible electronics. The postdoc will study functional properties of individual polymers within a self-assembled layer to achieve a microscopic understanding of polymer morphology and open up venues for additional control and improvement of their optical properties. Polymers will be self-assembled on DNA substrates with high spatial control and studied with single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy. 

Your profile
The candidate must have a PhD in biophysics, chemistry or nanoscience. He/she should have a strong background in experimental biophysics and experience in single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy, DNA nanotechnology and polymer physics. The candidate should be both able to work in an interdisciplinary environment both independently as well as in close collaboration with coworkers that may come from a different field.

The place of work is Gustav Wieds vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is the Department of Chemistry and iNANO center, Aarhus University.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal: vicb@inano.au.dk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
24 November 2019

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


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

Post expires on Sunday November 24th, 2019

Postdoc in Energy Internet of Things and Microgrids

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as Postdoc in Energy Internet of Things and Microgrids is open for appointment from February 1st., 2020 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years. The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 300 employees – out of them are more than 125 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry. The position is offered in relation to the Research Program on Microgrids and the postdoc will be positioned to Section 3: Power Electronic Systems.

Job description

The postdoctoral position is linked to the Villum Investigator grant which supports the new Center for Research on Microgrids (CROM) within the research framework of Energy Internet which combines Internet of Things (IoT) and Microgrids technologies. This role will be compatible to our modern and well-equipped IoT Microgrid Laboratory to integrate IoT technologies and their architectures into energy networks, e.g. efficient energy management and optimization, intelligent load response and prediction capabilities, etc.The research is a cross-disciplinary topic which requires that the candidate has a solid background on communication technologies and Microgrids control theory and methods. In this sense, hands-on software/firmware development capability are required. The applicant must hold a relevant PhD-degree or similar scientific qualifications. It is required that the candidate present more than 5 years software development experience in connection to Industry and to be highly familiar with the whole process of software lifecycle. The candidate must have a solid knowledge in FIWARE IoT architectures, communication protocols and databases such as mongoDB or CrateDB. It is required the skills within embedded development for device drivers with Java and C/C++ on Linux OS. Experience on software deployment and configuration experiences on Docker platform will be considered. At the same time, proved knowledge on Microgrids and parallel inverter systems control and stability analysis is additionally required.The candidates are also expected to have a strong publication record in reputed journals and experience in teaching is an asset. Ability to work and communicate well as part of a team is essential.You may obtain further professional information from Prof. Josep M. Guerrero, +4520378262, joz@et.aau.dk. 

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Dini Boer by mail dbo@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940  7307. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 21 November 2019
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Post expires on Thursday November 21st, 2019

PhD Fellow in Galaxy Formation and Evolution at the Cosmic Dawn Center

The Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) at the Section for Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics at DTU Space, invites applications for PhD Fellow positions starting in September 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

DAWN is a center of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, and is located at the National Space Institute (DTU Space), Technical University of Denmark and the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Copenhagen.  The center brings together experts in all aspects of early Universe galaxy evolution and is deeply involved in major existing and upcoming surveys with HST, ALMA, Euclid and JWST, as well as cosmological and zoom in simulations.  This call covers PhD positions based at DTU-Space, with a parallel call anticipated for positions at NBI on a similar timeline.  Applicants with interest both in positions with advisors at NBI and at DTU are encouraged to apply for both calls simultaneously.

 

In addition, the center has a number of associate members at major research institutes across Europe, North America, and Australia.  PhD students will have both an advisor in Copenhagen and an external advisor at one of our affiliated research institutes.  Students will also be expected to spend several months outside of Denmark, which could be at one of our affiliated institutes or another major research institute.  Our most recent PhD students have used this time at Cornell, Hawaii, and Oxford. For more information on the Center’s activities and researchers, please see http://dawn.nbi.ku.dk

Project description

Fellowships are intended for outstanding candidates with a background in astronomy, physics, or related technical disciplines who are interested in doing research within DAWN’s research themes: high-redshift galaxy evolution, epoch of re-ionization, first stars and galaxies, dust and ISM in the early universe and dark matter. 

 

Positions are available for three years for candidates already holding a MSc. The successful applicants are expected to: manage and carry out their own research project, write half-year progress reports, disseminate results at conferences and through scientific articles, undertake teaching duties (up to 15% of working time) and attend PhD courses (30 ECTS). Also, a mandatory research stay during a semester abroad is to be foreseen.

 

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.

 

The successful candidate has outstanding analytical and problem solving skills to become a committed researcher with a drive for excellence. Experience with python, machine learning and Bayesian statistics is an advantage but not required.

 

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by the DTU Space and DAWN staff.

 

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 Associate Professor Georgios Magdis (geoma@space.dtu.dk), tel.: +45 4525 9688.

 

You can read more about DTU Space at www.space.dtu.dk/english and the Cosmic Dawn Center at www.dawn.nbi.ku.dk.

 
Application

Please submit your online application by 6 January 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 here)

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

 

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


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

 

DTU Space has about 165 employees, an annual turn-over of about 150 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other departments within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space-& Astrophysics

 

In the Astrophysics and Atmospheric Division, current focus areas cover large-scale structure of the universe, physics of compact objects, space weather, upper atmosphere physics and cosmo-climatology as well as development of instrumentation, in particular high-energy instrumentation, i.e. X- and gamma ray detectors and -optics. The division is currently active in operation of instruments on and data analysis from three satellites. The division also runs four instrumentation laboratories and hosts a center for space weather research and forecasts.

 

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.

Deadline: 6 January 2020
Unit: DTU Space
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Post expires on Monday January 6th, 2020

Postdoc in scanning probe microscopy for magnetogenetics

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, invites applications for a 3 year postdoc position offering applicants an opportunity to join an exciting new research project: Magnetic Genetic Rods for Directing Cellular Response (M‐RoD).
  The position is for 3 years and is available from December 1st or as soon as possible hereafter.
Job description The candidate will investigate the structural and mechanical changes of mammalian cells expressing magnetogenetic constructs. This will mainly involve the development and use of scanning ion conductance microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The work is also expected to include the design of magnetogenetic constructs. The candidate is furthermore expected to be available for extensive travel to international environments.
Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in nanoscience, biophysics or similar with a strong focus on scanning probe microscopy.

Expected skills:

  • The candidate is required to have a strong documented background in scanning probe microscopy and extensive experience with scanning ion conductance microscopy and atomic force microscopy
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture is required
  • Experience with design of DNA constructs and molecular biology techniques is preferred
  • Experience with patch clamp is appreciated
  • Basic expertise in teaching and student supervision
  • Fluent written and oral communication in English

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University Denmark was established in 2002 and at present is a major research and education center based at the University of Aarhus hosting 60 senior scientists, ~100 PostDocs and ~160 PhD students. The center combines expertise and faculty from Physics, Chemistry, Molecular biology and Medicine to carry out world class interdisciplinary research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The center gives access to a broad range of infrastructure, tools and expertise including clean-room facilities.

Place of work and area of Employment
The place of work is the interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact information
Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Mingdong, dong@inano.au.dk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline:
20 November 2019

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Apply

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

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

Post expires on Wednesday November 20th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Astroparticle or Theoretical Particle Physics

Ref. No. SU FV-3559-19

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 1 December 2019.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). 

Project description
A current focus of this group is the confrontation of theoretical models from fundamental physics with astronomical observations. This specifically includes searches for astronomical dark matter signals; theoretical particle physics modeling; high-energy astrophysics; theoretical, experimental and observational aspects of axions; and theoretical cosmology of the early and late universe. The postdoctoral fellow will be a member of Frank Wilczek’s group, and will have significant freedom to collaborate extensively with researchers situated across the Albanova campus.

The successful candidate will also be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (OKC; www.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 the Royal Institute for Technology (KTH). The OKC hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral fellows are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita.

Significant computational resources are available through the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC). The postdoctoral fellow will also receive a competitive research budget to allow for conference travel and the purchase of computational resources.

Main responsibilities
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct theoretical, computational, and/or observational research in high-energy astroparticle theory. She/He will be expected to contribute to research articles and to present key research results at international scientific conferences.

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 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 productivity, communication skills, publication record, and faculty recommendations. Applicants are expected have a strong background in either particle or astrophysics theory, along with a significant interest in both topics.

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 2020-09-01 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 Tim Linden, linden@fysik.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
  • Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-3559-19.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3559-19 + name of the applicant.

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 (optional, but PhD must be completed before position start date)
  • 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 – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 01/12/2019

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Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellows in Astronomy (2)

Ref. No. SU FV-3283-19

at the Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 15 January 2020.

The Departments of Physics and Astronomy at Stockholm University are situated at the AlbaNova Science Centre in Stockholm, providing a vibrant international research environment. Both Departments are part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, www.okc.albanova.se

Project description
Within the G.R.E.A.T. research environment, www.great.cosmoparticle.com, we study the electromagnetic signals from mergers of compact objects, both from a theoretical and an observational perspective. This research environment benefits from very close connections between Physics and Astronomy, between scientist working on theoretical, computational and observational aspects and access to proprietary data (e.g. ZTF, ENGRAVE). Within the G.R.E.A.T. initiative, we are currently searching for qualified Postdoctoral Fellows in the area of theory/modelling (up to two positions) of gravitational + electromagnetic wave sources.

Main responsibilities
Postdoctoral openings will be available for outstanding individuals to work on the multi-messenger aspects of sources that produce both gravitational and electromagnetic waves. Expertise in any relevant multi-messenger aspect are of interest, expertise in relativistic (magneto-)hydrodynamics, nucleosynthesis and/or radiative transfer is particularly welcome. Postdoctoral associates are welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. The postdoctoral associates will also have access to research and travel funds, excellent benefits as well as computing facilities.

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 preferably 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 in theoretical astrophysics and computer simulations.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension. Start date 1 September 2020 or as per agreement. Application will be continuously reviewed until the above mentioned deadline.

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 Stephan Rosswog, stephan.rosswog@astro.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 references
  • Please ask your referees to send in letters to the adress fv-3283-19.refletters@astro.su.se by the deadline, 15 January 2020

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 – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 15/01/2020

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Post expires on Wednesday January 15th, 2020

Three PhD students in biogeochemistry/microbial ecology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

Three PhD student position in biogeochemistry/microbial ecology are available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology.

The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se.

The limnology program conducts research and teaching on the ecology and biogeochemistry of inland waters, from microscopic to global scale.

Project description: We are seeking three PhD students to undertake projects in the field of biogeochemistry and with focus on the cycling of organic matter. The PhD students will work in a collaborative research group focusing on the persistence and degradation of organic matter in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The research spans across a broad set disciplines and fields of expertize, including analytical chemistry, geochemistry, microbial ecology, and ecosystem science. The overall aim of the research is to understand how the stability and degradation of organic matter is controlled by environmental factors, microbial functional diversity, and the diversity and composition of organic matter. The projects are funded by the Swedish Research Council, Formas (a Swedish Research Council for sustainable development), and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Qualifications required: To be eligible for a PhD-student position the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) in a field of relevance to biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. To be qualified, experience and knowledge is required in one or or several of the following fields: analytical chemistry, geochemistry, microbial ecology, limnology and marine ecology, soil science. Candidates must be able to express themselves very well in spoken as well as written English. In the evaluation of candidates, we will emphasize personal qualities such as independence and teamwork skills.

Qualifications desired: The ideal candidates would have previous experience with lab work requiring good attention to detail and field work. Some basic programming skills and familiarity with statistical approaches are highly valuable.

Starting date: 2020-02-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Position: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. The graduate program covers four years of full-time study. The position can be combined with teaching or other duties at the department (maximum 20%), which prolongs the employment with the corresponding time. The salary will be set according to local agreements. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English. More information about postgraduate studies at Uppsala University is available at http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/.

Application: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests, motivation of why you want to do a PhD, and why you are suitable for the position, 2) your CV, 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your master degree, your course grades and a copy of your master thesis, 5) the names and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), and 6) publications produced. The application should be written in English.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Lars Tranvik, lars.tranvik@ebc.uu.se, +46 18 4712722; Dr. Dolly Kothawala, dolly.kothawala@ebc.uu.se, +46 184712719.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-12-02, UFV-PA 2019/3593.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3593

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Last application date: 2019-12-02

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Postdoc in First Principles Simulations of Charged Domain Walls in Ferroelectrics

One postdoc position is available at the section for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD), Department of physics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The main focus of CAMD is first principles simulations of materials properties in the framework of Density Functional Theory. Research activities in the section include magnetism, ferroelectrics, spin-orbit physics, optical properties, two-dimensional materials, high throughput materials discovery, and machine learning.

The present project will focus on the stability and fundamental properties of charged domain walls in ferroelectric materials. In particular we will study the interplay with charged defects and shed light on the microscopic mechanisms that are responsible for the formation and stabilization of charged domain walls. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with an experimental group at DTU studying ferroelectrics with X-ray scattering.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a first principles framework for understanding the fundamental properties of charged domain walls in ferroelectrics. Some of the fundamental questions we would like to answer are:

    Do charged defects act as seeds for the formation of charged domain walls in ferroelectrics? Why are ferroelectric domains not depolarized under the large fields arising from charged domain walls? What is the role played by domain walls in photoferroics? Can photoferroic properties be optimized by domain wall design?

The topic is challenging, but offers a unique chance to delve deep into the modern theory of polarization as well as first principles treatment of defects. Moreover, we will study the properties of the inherent two-dimensional metallic states arising at charged domain walls. The candidate will work in a group consisting of four faculty members and 20 PhD students and postdocs; all dedicated to research involving first principles simulations.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD in physics, materials science or a similar degree and a strong background in first principles simulations. Knowledge of ferroelectrics will be an advantage, but is not required. In addition, the candidate must have excellent communications skills in English.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Thomas Olsen and will be based on CV, publication record, the cover letter, and references.

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. The university is located in close proximity to the beautiful city of Copenhagen

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary is approximately 50,000 euro a year. The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
Further information Further information may be obtained from Thomas Olsen, email: tolsen@fysik.dtu.dk.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 December 2019 (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 List of publications Diploma (MSc/PhD)

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

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

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.
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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Postdoctoral positions available at FINCA

Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO (FINCA) is a national research institute in Finland, with headquarters in the University of Turku. It takes care of Finnish co-operation with the European Southern Observatory (ESO); practises and co-ordinates high quality astronomical research, and technological development work related to ESO; participates in researcher training; and promotes co-operation of Finnish universities in astronomy.

Applications are invited for postdoctoral researcher positions at FINCA to work on ESO-related activities. The work place of the positions can be any of the participating universities of FINCA (Aalto, Helsinki, Oulu or Turku).

The start of employment is negotiable, but earliest on 1 September 2020 and latest on 31 December 2020. The appointments are for a period of three years, with a trial period of six months.

Postdocs are expected to pursue their own independent research program, in one of the areas related to FINCA’s main research themes, participate in teaching, and supervise undergraduate or graduate students. FINCA’s current areas of research (including those of participating universities; see links at the bottom of the FINCA WWW front page) cover a large range in contemporary astronomy, from observational cosmology, active galaxies, and galaxy formation and evolution, through studies of the structure, kinematics, stellar populations and star formation of nearby galaxies, to astrophysical transients, supernovae and their host galaxies, binary stars, stellar magnetic activity, interstellar medium, star formation, and planetary studies.

The positions require a PhD in astronomy or a closely related subject. Experience in observational astronomy with large international facilities is essential and experience with ESO an advantage. The applicant must have completed her or his doctorate before the application deadline but no more than five years before that date.

Postdoctoral Research position corresponds to a requirement level 5 on the job demands chart where the task specific salary component is 2 935,55 €/ month. Depending on qualifications, the starting gross salary is within the range of 3 229 – 3 552 € per month.

For more information, contact the director of FINCA, prof. Jari Kotilainen, tel. +358 29 450 4516, e-mail: jarkot at utu.fi.

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2019. Applications are submitted electronically, via the link in the University of Turku recruitment pages http://www.utu.fi/careers/

Applications in English must include as attachments a CV, a list of publications, a PhD certificate or other proof of fulfilling all requirements for the degree, and an ESO-related research plan (max. 4 pages) describing research interests and future plans. Letters of recommendation from at least two referees familiar with the applicant’s work must be arranged to be sent by e-mail to the director of FINCA: jarkot at utu.fi by the application deadline. Selection of the candidates will be based on research accomplishments, promise of future achievement, and relevance to FINCA research. We encourage applications from candidates irrespective of nationality, gender, or background.


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Postdoctoral Fellows in time-domain and multi-messenger astrophysics and cosmology (2)

Ref. No. SU FV-3288-19

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 15 January 2020.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
Up to two positions will be available for outstanding individuals to conduct original research on transient and multimessenger astrophysics and cosmology. Funded primarily by a Swedish Research Council Research Environment grant (GREAT; www.great.cosmoparticle.com) awarded Ariel Goobar, Hiranya Peiris, Stephan Rosswog and Jesper Sollerman. The positions are focussed on our involvement in the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF; www.ztf.caltech.edu) at the Palomar observatory and related collaborations. 

The successful candidates will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (OKC; www.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 the Royal Institute for Technology. The OKC hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral fellows are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita.

Main responsibilities
The positions involve original research on electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave signals originating from mergers of compact objects, multimessenger astrophysics and time-domain cosmology. The latter focuses on studies of fundamental physics and cosmological parameters using both kilonovae and supernovae, as well as gravitational lensing of transients. Opportunities will be available to develop and apply novel pipelines to analyse large datasets from ZTF and follow-up facilities. 

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
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in cosmological and astronomical data analysis, computer simulations, statistics, programming, theoretical and numerical modelling. A suitable background is a PhD in Physics, Astronomy or related areas. 

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension for another year. Start date 2020-09-01 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 Ariel Goobar, ariel@fysik.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
    Important: Your academic referees should send their recommendation letters no later than the deadline for applications via e-mail to: FV-3288-19.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3288-19 + name of the applicant

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 – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 15/01/2020

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Postdoctoral Fellows in observational cosmology and astrophysics with LSST (3)

Ref. No. SU FV-3276-19

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 15 January 2020.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita.

Project description
Three positions will be available for outstanding individuals to conduct original research on large scale structure cosmology, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, or low surface brightness extragalactic science. Funded by a Wallenberg Foundation research project grant to Hiranya Peiris, Jens Jasche, Ariel Goobar, Jesper Sollerman, and Matthew Hayes, the positions are focussed on our involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration.

The successful candidates will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (OKC; www.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 the Royal Institute for Technology (KTH). The OKC hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral fellows are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita.

Main responsibilities
The positions involve original research in the fields of large scale structure and time-domain cosmology, multimessenger astrophysics, or low surface brightness science, broadly related to testing fundamental physics and cosmology with LSST. Opportunities will be available to develop and apply novel statistical and machine learning techniques, carry out and analyse numerical simulations, perform theoretical studies, and prepare for the coming LSST data by analysing precursor surveys.

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
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in cosmological and astronomical data analysis, computer simulations, statistics, programming, theoretical and numerical modelling. A suitable background is a PhD in Physics, Astronomy or related areas.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension for another year. Start date 2020-09-01 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 the Professor Hiranya Peiris, hiranya.peiris@fysik.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
    Important: Your academic referees should send their recommendation letters no later than the deadline for applications via e-mail
    to: FV-3276-19.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3276-19 + name of the applicant.

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 – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 15/01/2020

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PhD fellowship in spatio-temporal statistics

This is NTNU

At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

A new PhD fellowship in spatio-temporal statistics is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU. The successful candidate will be offered a three-year position. The Department may offer a twelve-month extension as a teaching assistant. The workplace will be Trondheim.

Main duties and responsibilities

Spatial and spatio-temporal statistics encompass applications in a wide range of areas from environmental and physical sciences to epidemiology and demography. Current methods in spatio-temporal and computational statistics are being pushed to their limits by the recent desire for extensive spatio-temporal continental-scale surfaces of health indicators such as prevalence of diseases and mortality rates. In the setting of low- and medium-income countries, the available data is sparse, has complex structure, and comes in diverse forms from diverse sources. Providing new methods for expanding our capabilities are essential for the advancement of statistical methodology and answering society’s need to track progress towards the United Nations’ sustainable development goals on child mortality and disease.

The goal of this project is to develop new statistical models that jointly can model diverse sources of spatio-temporal data, and to develop the computational methods required for fitting the new models to realistically sized data sets. Particular emphasis will be put on accounting for jittering in observation locations (due to data anonymization), combining point observations and areal observations, and combining quick, but limited, deterministic methods for statistical inference with general, but slow, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. A key focus will be to produce software that allow the results to be reproduced and the new methods to be used by other scientists.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Statistics or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

Master of Science students who expect to complete their master’s degree studies by summer 2020 are also encouraged to apply. Employment will then be postponed until the master’s degree is finished.

The applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must document a thorough knowledge of English (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more).

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

Other qualifications

  • Some background in spatial statistics is required, and experience with spatial statistics is an advantage.
  • Background or experience with computational statistics is an advantage.
  • Knowledge about and interest in programming is required.
  • Experience with the programming language R is an advantage.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

Personal characteristics

We are looking for someone who

  • is highly motivated for the position;
  • has a strong interest in methodological work;
  • has a desire to contribute to solving real-world challenges.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years. The Department may offer a twelve-month extension as a teaching assistant. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phma). As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Geir-Arne Fuglstad, phone number +4745270806, e-mail geir-arne.fuglstad@ntnu.no .

About the application:

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas, certificates (including documentation about language skills) and contact information for at least two references. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI): http://www.chsi.com.cn/en/).

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/35908 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.11.2019.

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

We are Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences. The Department has a particular responsibility for all basis education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students at NTNU. We focus on long-term basic research and applied research at a high international level. 
Our aim is to meet the society’s needs for mathematical and statistical expertise in business and public administration as well as in the research and education sector.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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30th November 2019

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PhD fellowship in Bayesian statistics: measurement error and missing data

This is NTNU

At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

A PhD fellowship Bayesian statistics is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU. The successful candidate will be offered a three-year position. The Department may offer a twelve-month extension as a teaching assistant.

The work place will be Trondheim.

Main duties and responsibilities

Bayesian methods provide a natural approach to formulate hierarchical and joint models. As such, these methods are particularly suitable to account for measurement error or misclassification error in variables of regression setups. Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampling and integrated nested Laplace approximations (INLAs) have been successfully used in the past to formulate and fit such models. As an example, special models to account for measurement error in continuous covariates have been implemented in INLA. On the other hand, it is less clear how misclassification error, that is, error in binary or categorical covariates, can be tackled in INLA. However, misclassification error is ubiquitous, for example as a result of imperfect test performance in a medical context (limited sensitivity and specificity), or due to limited precision of GPS signals in animal telemetry studies, which leads to misclassified habitat types during the sampling process.

In this PhD project, the successful candidate will combine MCMC, INLA and importance sampling to efficiently fit models that account for misclassification error. Comparisons to pure MCMC sampling and non-Bayesian approaches will help putting the new developments into context.

In a second step, the PhD candidate will work on missing data problems, and take advantage of the fact that these can be interpreted as an extreme form of measurement or misclassification error. It will be shown how the Bayesian view helps unifying these two concepts, and that it is possible to tackle error and missing data problems in a single framework, which will not only lead to efficient algorithms to account for both simultaneously but will also enhance our understanding of missing data and measurement error.

Finally, the PhD student should make these methods accessible to a wide audience by implementing and disseminating them. This is an important step, because the use of methods to account for measurement error or missing data is often restricted by limitations of available software. The idea is to write an R-package and to apply the novel methods to real-world examples from our collaborators at the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) at NTNU, from the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and/or from other collaborators across Europe and the United States.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for a very highly motivated candidate with a sound background in statistics, with particular interest or experience in Bayesian methods. The PhD project is interdisciplinary, thus the candidate should be interested in developing and applying methods in collaboration with applied researchers from ecology, evolutionary biology or other fields outside mathematics.

Good communication skills and an independent, self-driven working style are essential. In addition, the project requires good programming skills, preferably in R. The candidate should be willing to learn how to develop and maintain R-packages.

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in statistics or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

MSc students who expect to complete their master’s degree studies by summer 2020 are also encouraged to apply. Employment will then be postponed until the master’s degree is finished.

The applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must document a thorough knowledge of English (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more).

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

Personal characteristics

  • High self-motivation
  • Intrinsic curiosity and open-minded attitude
  • Independent working style
  • Very good communication skills

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years with no teaching, but the Department may offer a 4th year with teaching and other duties for approximately 25% of the entire 4-year period.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in mathematics; please see http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about the PhD programme at NTNU.

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIgKd1SwGLI

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Stefanie Muff, e-mail: stefanie.muff@ntnu.no .

About the application:

The application must include the following:

  • Information about education background and work experience.
  • Any relevant publications. Joint work will only be considered provided that a short summary outlining the applicant’s contributions is attached.
  • Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the programme of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • Documentation of fluency in the English language.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no. Preferably, the attachments should be submitted as a single file. Please refer to the application number 2019/35903 when applying.

Applicants who have been short-listed will be invited for interviews.

Application deadline: 01.12.2019.

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

We are Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences. The Department has a particular responsibility for all basis education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students at NTNU. We focus on long-term basic research and applied research at a high international level. 
Our aim is to meet the society’s needs for mathematical and statistical expertise in business and public administration as well as in the research and education sector.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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1st December 2019

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