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PhD stipends in Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Sciences

A number of attractive PhD stipends in mathematics are available at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. 

The starting date for the stipends is in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than 15 November 2020.

About the Department of Mathematical Sciences

The department has about 50 permanent scientific staff members; around 45 PhD students and 35 postdocs. It has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and active PhD, postdoc, and visitor’s programs. Our building is located in central Copenhagen next to the central park Fælledparken. You can find more information about the department on its homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english.

You can find more information about the PhD program on the homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english/programmes/ph.d/.

Further information about working at Copenhagen University can also be obtained from https://ism.ku.dk/.

There will be a limited number of free PhD stipends in all areas of mathematics not attached to specific projects. You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss specific research projects.

In addition, there will be PhD stipends available in:

Job description

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

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

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

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme

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

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.SU klip)

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

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

‘Duty work’

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

For further information about Part A please see:

https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/ 

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

Associations (AC)

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

Selected applicants might be asked to visit our department for an interview. The department will cover all (reasonable) expenses in connection with the interview.

Application Procedure

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

About your applicationTo apply you need to:Fill out and submit the online application form and upload the required files. Please read the instructions and the miniguide carefully before applying.  Please include

  • Cover Letter, describing the topic of the PhD project you are interested in and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

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

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered

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

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

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

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 15 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday November 15th, 2020

Postdoc of Applied Microbe-Plant-Arthropod Interactions

A postdoc position is available for 2.5 years to conduct research within applied microbe-plant-arthropod interactions. The main tasks will focus on a field experiment in strawberry fields in Denmark to be established in 2021-23, where selected beneficial fungi will be evaluated as root inoculants for their effects on overall plant health. Parameters measured include: i) Arthropod community above-ground; ii) Soil biodiversity (microorganisms and fauna); iii) Incidence of selected plant diseases; iv) Plant production and yield. Assessment of colonization by the fungal inoculum in soil and plants will be evaluated over time with implementation of specific microbiological and molecular methods. In addition, laboratory and greenhouse experiments are planned to study specific aspects of microbe-plant-arthropod interactions. The position is within the project EXCALIBUR – Exploiting the multifunctional potential of belowground biodiversity in horticultural farming (https://www.excaliburproject.eu/) funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 817946). The postdoc will therefore become part of the project network and be involved in coordination and collaboration with European partners. Materials and methods are shared within the consortium.

The successful candidate should have a relevant PhD within entomology, plant pathology, biological control, agronomy or similar subjects. Experience with conducting experimental fieldwork and field collections of biological samples will be an advantage. Knowledge of microbiological and/or molecular methods is not a requirement, but the candidate must have an interest in acquiring such skills. Driver’s license to car is required.

Apart from research within the EXCALIBUR project, the postdoc is expected to become involved in supervision and teaching of students. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The position is based within the Section for Organismal Biology at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences: https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/organismal_biology/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Nicolai V. Meyling by e-mail: nvm@plen.ku.dk or phone +45 3533 2666

The position is expected to start from 1st March 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Description of current and future research plans of relevance to the position
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of up to three relevant own papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Interviews are expected be held on 7-11 Dec 2020.

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 15 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday November 15th, 2020

PhD stipends in Statistics and the mathematics of Insurance and Economics

A number of attractive PhD stipends in statistics and the mathematics of insurance and economics are available at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. 

The starting date for the stipends is in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later later than 15 November 2020.

About the Department of Mathematical Sciences

The department has about 50 permanent scientific staff members; around 45 PhD students and 35 postdocs. It has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and active PhD, postdoc, and visitor’s programs. Our building is located in central Copenhagen next to the central park Fælledparken. You can find more information about the department on its homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english.

You can find more information about the PhD program on the homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english/programmes/ph.d/.

Further information about working at Copenhagen University can also be obtained from https://ism.ku.dk/.

All applicants entering the PhD program through this call will be affiliated with one of the two sections Insurance and Economics or Statistics and Probability Theory. You can find description of each of these sections at the Department research homepage.

There will be a limited number of free PhD stipends in all areas of mathematics not attached to specific projects. You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss specific research projects.

In addition, there will be PhD stipends available in:

  • interface of time series analysis and multivariate extreme value theory with emphasis on heavy-tailed distributions with Thomas Mikosch.
  • multivariate responses, dependence structures and partial observations (contact S. Ditlevsen, susanne@math.ku.dk).
  • time-series of functional data, e.g., daily observations of curves and surfaces (contact H. Sørensen, helle@math.ku.dk).

The two latter stipends are parts of the EU-funded Innovative Training Network EPOC: Economic Policy in Complex Environments, which aims at advancing the state-of-the-art and the applicability of computationally intensive methods for decision and policy analysis and at using these methods in the domains of climate change and innovation. Both will deal with development of advanced methods for statistical inference and for prediction in complex dynamic environments with endogenous regime changes and for the design and estimation of complex agent-based models. 

Job description

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

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

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

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme

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

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.SU klip)

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

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

‘Duty work’

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

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

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

Associations (AC)

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

Interview

Selected applicants might be asked to visit our department for an interview. The department will cover all (reasonable) expenses in connection with the interview.

Application Procedure

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

About your applicationTo apply you need to fill out and submit the online application form and upload the required files. Please read the instructions and the miniguide carefully before applying.  Please include

  • Cover Letter, describing the topic of the PhD project you are interested in and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

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

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered

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

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

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

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 15 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Email:
Phone:
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday November 15th, 2020

PhD positions in active galactic nuclei and time-domain astrophysics and cosmology

DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen are offering several PhD studentships in transient astrophysics, active galactic nuclei, and/or cosmology. Candidates interested in active galactic nuclei should commence ca. April-June 2021. All other candidates are to commence on a date agreed upon.

About DARK
DARK’s areas of research include, but are not limited to: theoretical and observational investigations of dark matter and dark energy, quasars, black holes, supernovae, cosmic dust, particle astrophysics, and gravitational lensing. Several new initiatives focus specifically on the theory and observations of astrophysical transients, including gravitational waves. You can read more about DARK here: http://dark.nbi.ku.dk

Project description
We are looking for talented and highly motivated students who are interested in theoretical and observational astrophysics and cosmology, partly in the area of transient or variable sources such as supernovae, tidal disruption events, gravitational waves, kilonovae and active galactic nuclei.

PhD positions are available in the following scientific areas:

  • dust formation and destruction in and around supernovae
  • cosmographic tests of the cosmological metric – implications for understanding cosmic acceleration
  • the nature of gravitationally lensed (or other peculiar) transients/supernovae
  • tidal disruption of stars and other exotic phenomena around supermassive black holes
  • gas and stellar dynamics, supermassive black hole mass measurements, black hole fuelling
  • high-redshift galaxies with James Webb Space Telescope
  • big data analysis and machine learning in large scale astronomical surveys

PhD students will also be trained in paper and proposal writing, transient survey strategies, massive data handling, presentation techniques, and using super-computing facilities. Students will have the possibility to actively engage in transient surveys such as the Pan-STARRS Young Supernova Experiment as well as modern observational facilities such as the Hubble Space Telescope, the ESO Very Large Telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, and future facilities such as the James Webb Space Telescope, Vera C. Rubin Observatory / Legacy Survey of Space and Time, Euclid, or the Nordic Optical Telescope Transient Explorer. PhD students will have guaranteed access to a high-performance computing cluster, fully reserved to DARK scientists.

The principal supervisors are professors Christa Gall, Jens Hjorth and Marianne Vestergaard. Candidates interested in active galactic nuclei are recommended to contact M. Vestergaard before applying. PhD students at DARK have the opportunity to also work with DARK’s other senior or post-doctoral researchers, as well as many international collaborators. For more about DARK’s staff, see https://dark.nbi.ku.dk/people/

Job description
The positions are available for 3–5 years depending on the seniority of the student. The key tasks of a PhD student are to:

  • manage and carry out research projects
  • attend PhD courses
  • write scientific articles and PhD thesis
  • disseminate their research
  • conduct an extended stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • help teach bachelor and master student courses

Evaluation criteria
The majority of successful applicants have an undergraduate degree (equivalent to BSc or MSc) in physics, astrophysics or computer science with strong academic performance. A research background in astrophysics is very helpful, although research experience in other fields may also be valuable. We look for strong letters of recommendation and will also base our decisions on a careful reading of the submitted cover letters: Our goal is to identify motivated, driven, and enthusiastic students who are well prepared to thrive in an exciting research environment, and who will make the best use of the particular strengths and opportunities at DARK.

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 background, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age.

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold a BSc or MSc degree in physics, astrophysics or computer science with excellent results and good English skills.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarships, please contact the relevant principal supervisors, Christa Gall, christa@dark-cosmology.dk; Jens Hjorth, jens@dark-cosmology.dk; and Marianne Vestergaard, mvester@nbi.ku.dk

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

Please include (as PDF files)

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for a PhD project. Please indicate if you have a preference for a specific research topic (max 2 pages)
  • CV (preferably 2, max 3 pages)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc if applicable)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g., list of publications (if any; max 1 page)
  •  2 reference letters

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.

Terms of employment 3-year PhD: For PhD students with a MSc degree, the starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 309,109 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,699). PhD students with a MSc degree are employees at the University of Copenhagen and as such have full vacation benefits (6 weeks per year), access to generous parental leave, and full social and health benefits (also for partners/family). More on employment conditions in Denmark: https://ism.ku.dk/.

4-5 years PhD: Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD
The positions are also available for candidates who are eligible to be enrolled as a MSc student. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.

In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU-bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions at each DKK 5,839 during the period of their MSc and PhD studies, corresponding to DKK 280,272.

‘Duty work’ (items listed under the Job Description): As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’ as part of their employment. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 202.64 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 102,586.50.

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

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC): In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 28,955.15 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 694,923.

Additional information about the recruitment process is available at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 15 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday November 15th, 2020

Postdoc on RNA biosensors in vitro selection

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in RNA biosensors in vitro selection. During this 2-year term the applicant will work on using in vitro selection methods to develop genetically encoded sensors for applications in nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and medicine. The project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and takes place in the laboratory of Associate Professor Ebbe S. Andersen at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and is available from November 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
We are looking for an applicant who can lead the research activities on in vitro selection in our laboratory. The project aims at developing genetically encoded sensor technology to allow selection of production strains. Based on RNA scaffold technology developed in our lab (Geary et al., Science 2014) we have recently developed a novel biosensor platform based on Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET) between fluorescent aptamers (Jepsen et al., Nature Communications 2018). The general strategy of the proposed research project is to develop RNA sensors for new targets, optimize them for in vivo use, select variants for broad dynamic range detection, and apply the developed sensor system in selection of high producing strains for valuable products. With the proposed project, we want to develop a general strategy for developing fluorescent sensor devices towards a broad range of targets and efficient selection of production strains.  The successful applicant will also be responsible for mentoring of BSc, MSc and PhD students.

Key scientific qualification areas:

  • In vitro selection
  • RNA biochemistry
  • Molecular biology methodologies
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysical characterization

Your profile

The applicants are expected to:

  • Hold a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields.
  • Expertise in in vitro selection methods.
  • Have a solid research background in RNA biochemisty.
  • Write and speak English fluently.

It will be an advantage to:

  • Have a strong publication profile.
  • Have strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Have experience in mentoring PhD, MSc or BSc students.

Who we are
The laboratory of Associate Professor Ebbe Sloth Andersen (link) is located at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) (inano.au.dk).  The research group constitutes a strong and inspiring research environment with expert researchers in a wide range topics and techniques with a focus on biomolecular nanotechnologies. The research environment is highly international and the work and social language is English.

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) (inano.au.dk) is a major research and education center based at the campus of Aarhus University. iNANO undertakes interdisciplinary research involving scientists from relevant areas in physics, chemistry, molecular biology, biology, engineering, and medicine. iNANO offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment with many industrial, national and international collaborators. The city of Aarhus is the second largest in Denmark located on the eastern coast of the peninsula of Jutland. Aarhus offers a rich cultural life with its many international students and cultural events. It is easily accessible from major European cities either by train or plane.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

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

Place of Work
The place of work is  Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C, 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: Associate Professor, Ebbe Sloth Andersen, +45 41178619, esa@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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
12 October 2020

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

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Post expires on Monday October 12th, 2020

Doctoral student, Space Physics

The University of Oulu is an international science university where we have 15 000 students and 3000 workers. Our university creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through research and education. Our multidisciplinary combination of a science and technology university provides an excellent basis for influential research.

The Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory is an independent unit of the University of Oulu. Its national task is to make long-term high-level measurements and observations, development of instrumentation and methods, observations of geohazards and space weather situation in 24/7 for geophysics and space physics. The Observatory provides measurements for local, national, and international research purposes and develops different services based on its own data together with other research institutes and companies. The Observatory has an observation unit, research unit, and technical unit.


We are looking two students for part- or full-time Doctoral student positions for a maximum of four years, starting in January 2021 or later upon agreement. The positions are in the framework of a project funded by the Academy of Finland and will start with a 6-month trial period. The positions will lead to a completion of PhD in Space Physics, supervised by Assoc. Prof. Alexander Mishev. The place of work is located at Cosmic rays Unit of SGO in Linnanmaa campus in Oulu. The research will be performed in the frame of the cosmic ray group (http://cosmicrays.oulu.fi/group.html) headed by prof. Ilya Usoskin. The working language is English.

Subject field and description of the position

These positions are under the Project QUASARE (QUAntification of Spectral and Angular characteristics of extreme solar eRuptive Events) funded by the Academy of Finland. The project is focused on a study of major solar energetic particle (SEP) events and related space weather and atmospheric phenomena.

The positions will be filled in the field of space physics, specifically space weather, and include data analysis of ground-based and space-borne instruments, statistical analysis of SEP features, computation of exposure to radiation at flight altitudes and/or atmospheric ionization and other terrestrial effects. Basic knowledge of high-energy and atmospheric physics and/or modelling is requested.  Good programming skills are mandatory (Python, MATLAB), skills in C++, ROOT is a strong advantage.

Required qualifications and assessment

A successful candidate must have a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Physics, Mathematics, Geosciences or other related discipline. Ability to pursue independent research, write scientific papers are expected as well as fluency in English. Confirmed experience in one or more of the following disciplines is a strong advantage (space physics, high-energy physics, radiation physics, atmospheric physics, computational physics, scientific data analysis). The selected candidate must meet the minimal requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined by the UniOGS http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission.

We offer an interesting and versatile position in a multi-disciplinary field, combining Space Physics, High-energy physics, Geophysics and Computational Physics. We offer the possibility to develop professionally with the help of an experienced team in a multicultural environment. Furthermore, we offer development opportunities of a big organisation with flexible working hours, excellent work-life balance and occupational healthcare services.

Salary

The salary of the selected doctoral students will be set on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration may be given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). The total salary for these levels (before taxation) currently ranges from about 2250 to 3800 Euros/month for full-time employment.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by 15.11.2020, 23:59 (Finnish local time), with the following attachments as three separate pdf files:

  1. Complete CV, containing a list of publications and contact information of at least two professional references;
  2. Motivation letter describing prior knowledge and research interests and career plans (max 2 pages).
  3. Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas, transcripts of the study records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in English or Finnish or Swedish, a translation into English or Finnish should be provided.

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


Further details
are available from Assoc. Prof. Alexander Mishev, e-mail: alexander.mishev (at) oulu.fi

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Post expires on Sunday November 15th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Shaping the Future of Nanophotonic Systems

The Topology Optimization group (www.topopt.dtu.dk) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD position starting fall 2020 within the field of inverse design and topology optimization. The PhD-project is part of a collaboration with DTU Fotonik, through the newly established research centre NanoPhoton – Centre for Nanophotonics – which is dedicated to exploring new possibilities for Extreme Dielectric Confinement (EDC) of light in semiconductors to length scales much smaller than the diffraction limit.

This ambitious PhD project is concerned with development and applications of mathematical tools for inverse design by topology optimization. The goal is to design new and optimized geometries for enhanced light-matter interaction in nanophotonic devices for chipscale information technology. To this end, the PhD student will develop and implement efficient optimization methods for combined shape and topology optimization running on parallel computing platforms. An important part of the work involves development of the central design goals in close collaboration with other members of the NanoPhoton research centre.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a PhD student, you will be working extensively on development and implementation of numerical methods for simulation and optimization of nano-photonic systems using Maxwell’s equations. Therefore, candidates should have documented experience in at least one and preferably several of the following areas: computational physics, computational mechanics; finite element methods; numerical optimization techniques; shape and /or topology optimization methods. In addition, we envision that

  • You have an open mind and can think creatively in a mathematical, physical, and programming contexts
  • You are eager to develop new research results, come up with new ideas, and test them by implementation.
  • Your research will include extending and contributing to the development of our in-house parallel computing framework based on PETSc and the c++ computing language as well as working in commercial FEM platforms, such as COMSOL Multiphysics
  • You have interest in inverse design and topology optimization of multi-physics problems and are committed to improve the state-of-the-art

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 within the field of Mechanical Engineering, Photonics Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Methods or Computational Physics. Excellent written and spoken English skills are mandatory.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ole Sigmund, Assistant Professor Rasmus E. Christiansen (DTU Mechanical Engineering) and Professor Jesper Mørk (DTU Fotonik).

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 Ole Sigmund, tel.: +45 4525 4256.

You can read more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk, the TopOpt-group at www.topopt.dtu.dk, DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english and the NanoPhoton Project at https://nanophoton.dtu.dk/.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 6 October 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 Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons

NanoPhoton
The research vision of NanoPhoton – Centre for Nanophotonics – is to explore the hitherto inaccessible regime of extreme dielectric confinement of light in optical cavities and to apply the associated enhanced light-matter interaction to solve fundamental outstanding challenges in chipscale information technology. To this end, we will develop the science and technology for a new class of optical nanostructures by combining fundamental electromagnetic and quantum optical theory with state-of-the-art nanofabrication and advanced experimental characterization techniques. An important part of NanoPhoton is inverse design or topology optimization, which originated from mechanical engineering but have been pioneered and introduced to the field of nanophotonics by members of the TopOpt group (www.topopt.dtu.dk) from DTU Mechanical Engineering.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 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 October 2020
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Tuesday October 6th, 2020

Postdoc in Fabrication of Thermocatalytic Membranes (2020-224-03067)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience a position as Postdoc in fabrication of thermocatalytic is open for appointment in the period 1. November 2020 – 31. December 2021 or soon hereafter.The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the section of Chemistry with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The postdoc position is part of the project “Non-biological wastewater treatment with thermocatalytic membrane for simultaneous filtration and pollutant degradation” funded by the Villum Foundation and will be carried out at Center for Membrane Technology at Aalborg University. The aim of the project is to develop a thermocatalytic membrane by coating a ceramic membrane with a newly developed thermocatalyst. After successful membrane functionalization, the thermocatalytic properties should be determined to describe how fouling layers can be degraded and how micropollutants can be removed by the membrane. Therefore, we seek a postdoc with a relevant PhD-degree in Chemical Engineering or related fields.

The candidate will carry out research focusing on synthesis of thermocatalytic perovskites, membrane synthesis and membrane filtration and degradation studies. This will be done in collaboration with external institutions, e.g. Chalmers University of Technology and CNR – ISMN (Italy). The position will also include some teaching, primarily supervision of 5th and 7th semester students as well as thesis students supervision.

The candidate should document knowledge in the field of inorganic synthesis, materials science and characterization, ceramic membranes and membrane filtration. The candidate should also have experience with sol-gel synthesis and catalytic degradation of organic pollutants. It will also be an advantage if the applicant has experience applying for external funding.

The applicant must have good interpersonal and communication skills, as the project is carried out in a close collaboration with different stakeholders.

You may obtain further professional information from Assistant Professor Mads Koustrup Jørgensen mkj@bio.aau.dk, phone: +45 4082 8310.

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 HR-Partner Lone Lund by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3494. 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: 12 October 2020
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Monday October 12th, 2020

PhD scholarship in experimental neutrino physics

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship in experimental neutrino physics commencing 1 December 2020. The position is to work on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

Description of the scientific environment
The candidate will be located at the Niels Bohr Institute, with the possibility of short stays abroad to foster enhanced research ties with international collaborators; most likely in N. America and/or N. Europe.

Project description
The successful applicant will be involved with data analysis from IceCube-DeepCore focusing on atmospheric neutrino oscillation physics. The local group is invested in making precision measurements of tau neutrino appearance, mitigating systematic uncertainties, and developing the related analysis and experimental techniques for analyzing data from the IceCube Upgrade. A background in experimental analysis techniques and computer coding are recommended.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor D. Jason Koskinen; koskinen@nbi.ku.dk.

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

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

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

Terms of employment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter, (max. one page)
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Postdoc in Theoretical Quantum Optics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a postdoc position in the field of theoretical quantum optics. 


Starting Date and Period
The position is for 18 months and is available from January 1, 2021, or as soon as possible hereafter.
Job description
We are seeking applicants for a postdoc position in theoretical quantum optics. The successful candidate will work in a small team and contribute to research on quantum optical processes in interacting many-body systems. Specific projects include collective phenomena and nonlinear optical process in regular arrangements of quantum emitters as well as light propagation through quantum gases and thermal vapor, in which strong particle interactions can arise from low-energy atomic collisions or optical excitation to high lying atomic Rydberg states. This work will further involve the exploration of applications to generate and analyze non-classical states of light, as well as close collaborations with experimental groups.


Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in physics. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with a solid background in theoretical quantum optics, and documented experience in numerical simulations of open quantum many-body systems and their interaction with light. In addition, applicants should have prior experience in conducting independent research, be motivated to collaborate and interact across research groups on theoretical as well as experimental questions, and poses general communication and teaching skills appropriate for a postdoctoral position.


Who are we? The successful applicant will work at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and be part of the Center for Complex Quantum Systems (CCQ). The CCQ has been recently founded within the Center of Excellence framework of the Danish National Research Foundation and offers a lively platform for interactions across topics and departments in the broad area of quantum science. The Center wishes to provide optimal conditions for the personal and scientific development of its PhD students and postdocs, and the successful applicants are encouraged to participate in a variety of transferable skill courses, workshops and programs, offered by Aarhus University.  

Place of Work
The place of work is The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C, 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: Thomas Pohl, pohl@phys.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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
5 October 2020


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

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Post expires on Monday October 5th, 2020

2020-224-03059 Postdoc in Modular Multilevel Power Electronic Systems

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a position as postdoc in Modular Multilevel Power Electronic Systems is open for appointment from January 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years. The position is offered in relation to the research program “Electronic Power Grid” and the Postdoc will be positioned to the section for Power Electronics Systems.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 consists of about 280 employees with more than 120 Ph.D. students.The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.

Job description

The research areas will be within medium-voltage, high-power electronic systems with focus on control, hardware development and testing of modular multilevel power converters. The developed power electronic system is expected to have high scalability, reliability and stability under various extreme loading conditions. 

You should be highly motivated with the background in both control and hardware development of medium-voltage, high power electronic systems. Preferred work experiences include (but is not limited to) the following: 

1) Hardware design and testing of modular multilevel converters
2) Control development with FPGA/DSP for power electronic systems 
3) Weak-grid control of power electronic converters in renewable energy systems 
4) Grid-code testing and validation for renewable energy systems 

A high proficiency in oral and written English is required. Preferably you have an academic degree (Ph. D. degree) in power electronics.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Xiongfei Wang, Phone: +45 2136 9166, email: xwa@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 Sanne Vestergaard Hejlesen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3972.

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: 12 October 2020
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Post expires on Monday October 12th, 2020

PhD student in Resolution-unlimited quantum measurements

Ref. No. SU FV-3111-20

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 29 September 2020.

The Department of Physics is located in the AlbaNova University Center and has approximately 240 employees, 250 students at undergraduate level and 90 graduate students. There are four research subjects within the postgraduate program: Physics, Theoretical Physics, Chemical Physics and Medical Radiation Physics. These subjects span over several research groups with different research activities. For information about the Department of Physics, see: www.fysik.su.se/english.

Project description
Subject: Physics.

A PhD position is available in the Quantum Photonics group to conduct research related to resolution-unlimited measurement of the spatial separation of two emitters by detection and analysis of the spatial mode structure.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated academic success at the highest level, enthusiasm, independent thinking, and shown an aptitude for experimental physics.

Education at the research level
A PhD education at Stockholm University is four years (48 months). The 4-year PhD program includes at least 3 years of research and at most one year of course work. The position may be extended by up to one year if up to 20 % teaching assistance or administration is included in the contract. The PhD student is employed (“doktorandanställning”) during the studies, with a monthly salary starting at SEK 26 500.

Qualification requirements
An applicant who has completed a second-cycle (master’s) degree, or completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits (4 years of studies), of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere, meets the general entry requirements.

In order to be accepted as a PhD student in Physics or Theoretical Physics a BSc in Physics (or equivalent) is required. The studies must include 60 credits of second-cycle courses in physics out of which at least 15 credits correspond to a second-cycle degree project. The degree project does not have to have been examined at the application deadline, but work corresponding to half a semester of full-time studies should have been devoted to it. For the subject Chemical Physics courses in chemistry may replace the required physics courses.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The successful applicant will be selected based on documented theoretical and experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific theory and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants. We seek a self-motivated candidate with good analytical abilities and skilled in English.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact Assistant Prof. Ana Predojevic, ana.predojevic@fysik.su.se, or Prof. Per-Erik Tegnér, tegner@fysik.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), tfn 0708-16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), tfn 08-16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO) and doktorandrepresentant, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student 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 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 no later than September 29, 2020, via e-mail to: FV-3111-20.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3111-20 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter describing among other things:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Closing date: 29/09/2020

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Post expires on Tuesday September 29th, 2020

PhD student in museomics

Ref. No. SU FV-3079-20

at the Department of Zoology. Closing date: 30 September 2020.

The Department of Zoology is one of the departments at the Faculty of Science with about 50 employees and 40 students. The main research areas are Ecology, Ethology, Functional Morphology, Population Genetics, and Systematics and Evolution. This PhD position will be located at the Department of Bioinformatic and Genetics at the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Project description
The objective of this project is to study the evolutionary mechanisms that lead to incipient diversification and species persistence using genomic data. The project focuses on avian species complexes from New Guinea; honeyeaters and birds-of-paradise. In these study groups there are examples of sister taxa that hybridize in certain part of their ranges but not in others and species boundaries could be contested since birds in regions where sister taxa meet exhibit various degrees of intermediate characters. These avian systems are ideal to study genetic mechanisms that may impede hybridization, applying species delimitation methods on a genomic scale and link hybridization patterns with environmental change over time.

The genomic data will be generated largely from museum samples and the project is thus a good opportunity to showcase how museum genomics and organismal biology can be used to study hybridization and species delimitation in taxonomically challenging groups.

The project is part on an ongoing project on evolutionary genomics in birds-of-paradise led by the Swedish Museum of Natural History, as well as a project on avian dispersal, differentiation and speciation along elevational gradients and across barriers in New Guinea led by the Natural History Museum of Denmark, and both projects include collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Systematics and Evolutionary research stipulates that applicants must have completed a research degree (e.g. Master’s), or have passed at least 120 hp (2 years) of biological studies, including an approved independent project of at least 30 hp at advanced level (“examensarbete”) within evolutionary ecology, molecular genetics/bioinformatics, or a similar subject. Applicants who have in principle acquired the corresponding competence in Sweden, or abroad, are also qualified.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training.

The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge of evolutionary theory, handling genomic data in phylogenetic or population genetic studies, programming in Python, Bash, R, or similar languages, familiarity with HPC environments, the candidate’s capabilities with regards to speaking and writing in English, analytical thinking, creativity, initiative, independence, and team work performance.

The applicant’s earlier experience within the field of research can be of relevance especially when further documented by university courses, independent research work, personal references, interview and an application indicating the applicant’s motivation in written form.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment 
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact Martin Irestedt, telephone: +46 8 5195 40 59, martin.irestedt@nrm.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, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student 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 advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing: why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement, why and how you wish to complete the project, your documented knowledge in handling genomic data and programming, as well as other qualifications that makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 30/09/2020

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Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

PhD students in Quantum mechanical simulations of time-resolved X-Ray/XUV spectroscopy (2)

Ref. No. SU FV-3113-20

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 29 September 2020.

The Department of Physics is located in the AlbaNova University Center and has approximately 240 employees, 250 students at undergraduate level and 90 graduate students. There are four research subjects within the postgraduate program: Physics, Theoretical Physics, Chemical Physics and Medical Radiation Physics. These subjects span over several research groups with different research activities. For information about the Department of Physics, see: www.fysik.su.se/english.

Project description
Subject: Theoretical Physics/Chemical Physics.

Directing molecular movies – Quantum mechanical simulations of time-resolved X-Ray/XUV spectroscopy.

Two PhD openings are immediately available for outstanding individuals to work on the development of theoretical simulations of time-resolved X-Ray/XUV spectroscopy.

Ultrafast X-ray sources open up a range of new possibilities for exploring the internal structure of molecules during chemical reactions, but improved theoretical modelling is required to utilized the potential. The extreme combination of temporal and spectral resolution is not available in conventional optical femtosecond experiments.

Ultrashort laser pulses in the extreme ultraviolet and X-ray laser regime, as they are provided by free electron laser and high harmonic generation sources, allow for resolving the coupled nuclear+electronic dynamics in photochemical processes. Ultrafast hard X-ray sources make time-resolved diffraction experiments possible, paving the way to capture the nuclear dynamics of molecules in time as well as in space, with the “molecular movie” of a chemical reaction as the ultimate goal.

The successful applicant will develop simulation methods for advanced X-Ray/XUV spectroscopic methods, perform quantum chemical calculations, run molecular dynamics simulations, and will work in collaboration with experimental groups.

The training primarily involves theoretical methods, but the project is embedded in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie training network [SMART-X] (www.smartx-itn.eu) including academic and non-academic partners engaged in both theoretical and experimental activities. The position requires 4 secondments with a total duration of at least 6 months in partner institutions within the network (outside Sweden).

We are looking for self-motivated candidates who are fluent in English and who are enthusiastic about working on theory projects that combine state-of-the-art chemistry, electronic structure calculations, quantum mechanics and physics. Prior training in theoretical chemistry, molecular physics, or quantum optics, and knowledge in computer programming languages is of advantage.

Note that in order to be eligible for the position you must no have more than four years of full time research experience and must not have a doctorcal degree.

Furthermore you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (e.g. work, studies) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.For more detailed information see https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/sites/mariecurie2/files/msca-itn-fellows-note_en_v2.pdf.

The project involves two theoretical groups at the Division of Chemical Physics and more information about the research activities can be found at our respective group pages: www.fysik.su.se/tqdspec and www.fysik.su.se/qcmd.

Education at the research level
A PhD education at Stockholm University is four years (48 months). The 4-year PhD program includes at least 3 years of research and at most one year of course work.

The position may be extended by up to one year if up to 20 % teaching assistance or administration is included in the contract. The PhD student is employed (“doktorandanställning”) during the studies, with a monthly salary starting at SEK 26 500.

Qualification requirements
An applicant who has completed a second-cycle (master’s) degree, or completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits (4 years of studies), of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere, meets the general entry requirements.

In order to be accepted as a PhD student in Physics or Theoretical Physics a BSc in Physics (or equivalent) is required. The studies must include 60 credits of second-cycle courses in physics out of which at least 15 credits correspond to a second-cycle degree project. The degree project does not have to have been examined at the application deadline, but work corresponding to half a semester of full-time studies should have been devoted to it. For the subject Chemical Physics courses in chemistry may replace the required physics courses.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training.

The successful applicant will be selected based on documented theoretical and experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific theory and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills.

Well-developed English language skills are required.

The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants. We seek a self-motivated candidate with good analytical abilities and skilled in English.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact Assistant Prof. Markus Kowalewski, markus.kowalewski@fysik.su.se, Prof. Michael Odelius, odelius@fysik.su.se, or Prof. Per-Erik Tegnér, tegner@fysik.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), tfn 0708-16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), tfn 08-16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO) and doktorandrepresentant, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student 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 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 no later than September 29, 2020, via e-mail to: FV-3113-20.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3113-20 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter describing among other things:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Closing date: 29/09/2020

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Post expires on Tuesday September 29th, 2020

2-year postdoctoral researcher position in harmonic analysis on locally symmetric spaces

The Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral researcher position in harmonic analysis on locally symmetric spaces.

The position is available from January 1, 2021.

The group in harmonic analysis at the Department of Mathematics has a strong profile in the representation theory of Lie groups and its applications. Relevant specializations include unitary representations of real reductive groups, branching problems and applications to automorphic forms on locally symmetric spaces. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in representation theory of real reductive groups and its applications to the harmonic analysis on locally symmetric spaces, for instance to torsion invariants or zeta functions.

The Department of Mathematics currently employs 19 permanent scientific staff members in the traditional pure mathematical disciplines, Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Topology, as well as 13 people in Stochastics and 4 people in the Centre for Science Studies.

Place of Work and area of Employment
Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ny Munkegade 118, DK-8000 Aarhus C

For further information, please contact associate professor Jan Frahm, email frahm@math.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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

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

Application deadline
12. October 2020

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

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Post expires on Monday October 12th, 2020

Postdoc position in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 3-years post doc position in pure mathematics.

The position is available from February 1, 2021.

Applicants should already have, or expect to be awarded imminently, a PhD in pure mathematics or a related research area.  They should have evidence of research competence in algebra, and ideally some postdoctoral research experience.  Preference will be given to applicants with documented experience in one or more of the following areas: Auslander-Reiten theory, homological algebra, the representation theory of finite dimensional algebras, and tilting theory.

The Department of Mathematics currently employs 19 permanent scientific staff members in the traditional pure mathematical disciplines, Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Topology, as well as 13 people in Stochastics and 4 people in the Centre for Science Studies.

Place of Work and area of Employment
Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ny Munkegade 118, DK-8000 Aarhus C

For further information, please contact professor Peter Jørgensen, email peter.jorgensen@math.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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Peter Jørgensen Professor, Department of Mathematics peter.jorgensen@math.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

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

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Deadline: Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Tuesday October 20th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent oral and written English skills are a requirement.

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

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

Application deadline: October 1, 2020.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz Professor, Department of Geoscience mss@geo.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

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

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Deadline: Thursday 1 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Two PhD positions in Antarctic Glaciology

Two 3-year PhD fellowship are available at the Department of Geosciences & Natural Resource Management (IGN), University of Copenhagen, Denmark, with an expected start 1 January 2021, or shortly thereafter.The two PhD positions are part of the project ‘AIR – Antarctic Imagery Resurfaced’ funded by The Villum Foundation.

About the project
Recent discoveries of historical aerial and satellite imagery from Antarctica combined with advances in image processing techniques now allow us to extract valuable information on past states of the Ice Sheet. This project explores and develops new techniques for processing that old data on large spatial scales.We seek two highly motivated PhD students to participate in this exciting, new research field of Historical Glaciolgy. As a PhD you will be part of a strong international research team with partners from University of Copenhagen (Dr. Anders Anker Bjørk, IGN), University of Tromsø, Norway (Prof. Anders Schomacker and University of Grenoble, France (Prof. Jeremie Mouginot). The project spans a total of five years, and the team also includes two postdocs and several Ba and Msc students. Your research will ultimately describe the role that Antarctic glaciers have had through historical time, and shed light on how this knowledge can be used to better predict future sea-level rise from Antarctica.

About the PhD position
The PhD position is highly interdisciplinary and involves the fields of image processing, remote sensing, glaciology, climatology and oceanography. Expect also to join the team on fieldwork during the summers.  Your key responsibilities in the PhD project arePlan and conduct state of the art science

  • Plan and execute field work in Greenland/Antarctica
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Attend PhD courses (in total of 30 ECTS)
  • Disseminate your research at the institute and conferences
  • Research visit at a foreign research institution for up to six months
  • Work for the department (teaching and supervision of students)

Requirements for applying for the position and the candidate
Applicants must hold an MSc degree or equivalent. Priority is given to candidates with a background in one of the following areas: remote sensing, photogrammetry or glaciology.

Programming experience and ability to handle and process large datasets is an advantage. Applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English to a level sufficiently high for communication and dissemination at an academic level.

About the host institute
University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is the largest research and education institution in Denmark. Internationally, the UCPH is highly competitive and is ranked as one of the leading universities globally with the most recent Shanghai rankings placed the University as No. 26 worldwide and No. 6 in Europe.As a PhD student in the AIR-group, you will be enrolled at SCIENCE PhD school at University of Copenhagen and your main workplace will be at IGN. The department has strong experience in interdisciplinary collaboration within and beyond the department. IGN has over 400 employees and 25 full professors. UCPH has a strong commitment to its doctoral programme and IGN recruits over 35 new PhDs annually, about half being foreign students, which ensures a multicultural, international environment. IGN has a strong research profile in Polar science.

Dr. Anders Anker Bjørk will be your main supervisor. Anders is working with glacial history and glacial landscape morphology in Greenland and Antarctica.

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.The deadline for applications is 15 October 2020, 23:59 GMT +2

More information
For further information about the position, applicants should contact principal supervisor Assistant Professor, Anders Anker Bjørk, Geography Section, University of Copenhagen, aab@ign.ku.dk, +45 29921742.

Application
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page) including references2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position3. Master of Science diploma (or equivalent) and transcript of records. If the MSc degree has not been completed at the time of application, a written statement from your institution/supervisor assessing your academic level and expected graduation date, as well as a certified/signed copy of the most recent transcript of records will be acceptable.4. Publication list (if relevant)University of Copenhagen wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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

Deadline: 15 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning
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Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Thermodynamic and Physical Properties as Basis for Digitalization of Glycol Processes

The research center CERE at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering seeks a qualified candidate for a PhD position in the area of Thermodynamic and Physical Properties as Basis for Digitalization of Glycol Processes.

The goal of the project is to develop data and thermodynamic models (equations of state) as a basis for developing online models for monitoring and predictive maintenance of glycol processes for unmanned operations. This will involve both experimental and modelling work.

Responsibilities and tasks
The responsibilities and tasks are as follows:

Experimental work: Phase equilibrium of glycols and water in equilibrium with natural gas in a wide temperature and pressure range will be measured. The glycols used in experiments will at least include MEG and TEG, and may include salts. An existing high pressure VLLE cell will be used and a new high temperature VLE synthetic cell will be commissioned.

If relevant for the project, some work may also be carried out at Equinor’s facilities in Norway. Measurements will mainly be for understanding phase equilibrium (phase compositions) but other properties are also needed with very high accuracy. These include glycol density and heat capacities.

Modelling work: New parameters and improved numerical robustness of the CPA-EoS is the major goal.

The project will consist of the following components:

  • Compare models to field data for glycol processes, including also process simulation;
  • Summarize need for experimental data and model improvements;
  • Experimental work;
  • Modelling work

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.

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 Assoc. Prof. Nicolas von Solms and Prof. Georgios M. Kontogeorgis.

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 Nicolas von Solms tel.: +45 4525 2867 (nvs@kt.dtu.dk) or Prof Georgios M. Kontogeorgis tel.: +45 4525 2859 (gk@kt.dtu.dk).

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at www.kt.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 September 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 30 September 2020
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Research engineer responsible for the stable isotope lab

https://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmihelper=true&height=1447

Ref. No. SU FV-3164-20

at the Department of Geological Sciences. Closing date: 30 of September 2020.

Stockholm university is a leading university in Europe with more than 27 000 students, 1 400 doctoral students and 5 700 staff members active within the natural sciences and humanities. The Department of Geological Sciences is one of the larger departments within the Faculty of Science with about 70 employees and 1000 students. The department supports a broad range of research within marine geology, geochemistry and classical geology and provides education programs in the geological sciences at Bachelors, Masters and PhD levels.

Main responsibilities
We are looking for a self-motivated person who can be part of a modern geochemical research environment. You will be responsible for the stable isotope laboratory (SIL) and manage maintenance, calibration, user training and method development of our stable isotope instruments and peripherals.

You will also develop new analytical methods in collaboration with our researchers, doctoral students and other users. It is expected that you will acquire new skills within the framework of this position that are needed to develop new methods and to operate and maintain instruments. These may include, for example, the adaption of equipment or the construction of new experimental and/or analytical peripherals for our instruments.

As a research engineer you are also responsible for more general laboratory tasks at the department such as ordering and handling of chemicals and chemical waste, developing and promoting safety protocols in the laboratory, carrying out risk assessments, assisting in practical courses in the laboratory and in the field and, if possible, participation in field work.

Qualification requirements
We are looking for a competent person with a PhD or alternatively a person with several years of work experience in mass spectrometry with focus on stable isotope ratio measurements, so called IRMS, with relevant knowledge acquired in natural sciences.

The position requires that you are flexible, accurate, responsible, able to take initiative and are solution oriented. You have a structured way of working with good communication skills, and good written and spoken English. You enjoy working independently but possesses good collaboration skills. We will place great emphasis on personal qualities in the selection process.

To be our successful candidate in this requirement process, you need to have knowledge and experience in one or several of the instruments listed below, including QA/QC. It is merit if you have experience from all the instruments listed below.

– GC-C/Py-IRMS (Delta V plus)

– EA-IRMS (MAT253 and Delta V advantage)

– Gasbench II – IRMS (MAT253)

– CRDS-LWIA, Liquid Water Isotope Analyzer (Picarro)

– Other CRDS instruments for gases (Los Gatos Research and Picarro). 

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Starting date: According to 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 the Head of the Department, Magnus Mörth, magnus.morth@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.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Closing date: 30/09/2020

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Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020