Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

Postdoctoral position in Luminous infrared galaxies and galaxy evolution

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The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.

Information about the research
We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position funded by the Swedish Research Council (PI:S. Aalto). We study the properties and evolution of galaxies with a focus on the evolution of dust obscured luminous infrared galaxies (LIRGs). In this project we use observational and modelling methods that can probe inside the obscuring veil to study the feeing and feedback of the obscured activity. We are seeking ambitious, highly-qualified postdoctoral researchers with experience in any of the following areas:

1- mm/submm/radio interferometric studies of nearby and/or distant galaxies, AGNs and starbursts
2- molecular astrochemistry, radiative transfer modelling, cosmic rays, high energy astrophysics
3- galactic dynamics studies, outflows and feedback
4- experience with numerical techniques for modeling galaxy evolution

The research team is part of the Chalmers Extragalactic Research Unit which belongs to a growing and vibrant research environment encompassing the Division for Astronomy and Plasma Physics and the Onsala Space Observatory – host of the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy which is also the location of the Nordic ALMA Regional Center Node. Our team is also active in a number of international collaborations.

The details of the departmental research activities may be found here: https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/research/Astronomy-and-Plasma-Physics/Pages/default.aspx

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
The application should have a PhD, preferably in physics and/or astronomy/astrophysics – and preference is given to extragalactic astronomy, by the start of the appointment. A successful candidate should demonstrate potential for research.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If you do not speak Swedish, we strongly encourage you to learn and Chalmers offers Swedish courses

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190327 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

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

Application deadline: 15 August 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Susanne Aalto, SEE, saalto@chalmers.se


   



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


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Postdoctoral position – Launching developments for nonlocal DFT

The materials and density-functional theory group at MC2, Chalmers, invites applications for a postdoc position: Development and implementation of nonlocal density functional theory, definition of benchmarking for biochemistry usage.

About us
The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) focuses on research, innovation and education in the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems, with a significant focus on materials. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry, and society creates a creative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and Ph.D. students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication. The Department also houses a leading density functional theory (DFT) activity.

Come help us develop DFT as both a general-purpose and biochemistry tool!
We are fellow architects of modern, so-called truly nonlocal DFT. Our van der Waals density functional (vdW-DF) method is a computationally efficient formulation of nonlocal DFT that also describes dispersion forces. These forces arise, for example, among organic molecules and typically control the structure in organic systems. The vdW-DF method is opening doors for DFT-based characterizations in organic chemistry, in nanoscience, in nanotechnology, and for biochemistry problems.

Guided by condensed-matter theory, we now have a consistent vdW-DF formulation for general-purpose DFT calculations. It works equally well among molecules and in traditional materials and we are set up to study both molecular crystals and heterogeneous organic systems. With implementation work, it is also possible to address large biochemistry systems. For example, we can use the strictly parameter-free vdW-DF method to assist structural characterization of proteins and to predict, understand, and engineer adhesion of biomatter at interfaces.

About the research project
You will help us resolve important remaining challenges for the organics-interface problem, and for asserting the vdW-DF method’s potential for a truly parameter-free exploration of biochemistry problems. The project requires implementation work. You will adapt vdW-DF implementations to facilitate first-principles DFT studies of large organic systems. In addition, you will help us build trust in the method by defining and launching new experiment-based benchmarking suits that are relevant for future biochemistry applications.

Major responsibilities 
Your work involves analysis and method development and code implementation for nonlocal DFT as well as work to define and launch new benchmarking. You will maintain and develop both code libraries, DFT-code contributions, and set up access to the benchmarking that we intend to provide in the project.

Position summary 
Full-time temporary employment. The postdoc position is for 1+1 year.

Qualifications
We seek a highly motivated and self-propelled person who has completed a Ph.D. in Physics, in Engineering Physics or in Physical Chemistry. Solid knowledge of condensed matter theory and DFT as well as experience in coding are requirements.

You are fluent in oral and written English. You are able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative effort.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190244 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
• Please provide weblinks to your 3 best publications and give examples of scripting and code work.

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

Application deadline: 15 August 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Per Hyldgaard,
EMSL-MC2,
hyldgaar@chalmers.se,
+46 76 101 05 81

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


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PhD student position in UHBR engine nacelle installation

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Information about the department
The Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2) conducts fundamental and applied research in all modes of transport to achieve sustainable technological solutions. M2 holds one of Sweden’s most extensive simulator centres for navigation and propulsion of ships, as well as world-class laboratories within combustion engineering and wind tunnels. The department also offers and contributes to bachelor and master programs in areas such as Shipping, Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, to mention a few. In addition, professional education is performed on both a national and international level, with specifically designed mission training for different societal actors within our ambition for lifelong learning. The department continuously strives to establish a cooperation between academia, industry, and society, with a great focus on utilization of our research results. M2 is characterized by an international environment with employees and students from around the world, as well as outstanding research and world-class education. M2 consists of seven different divisions within the areas of engineering and maritime sciences, and one division of administration and support.

Information about the division
At the division of Fluid Dynamics, the research covers turbulent flow (compressible and incompressible), turbomachines, aero-acoustics, and multi-phase flow. Our tools include both computations and experiments. Our mission is to gain fundamental knowledge about turbulent incompressible and compressible flows through numerical and experimental research and develop new and improved computational and experimental techniques for the study of such flows in both fundamental and real-world environments. Our applied research is carried out in close cooperation with industry, both in national projects and in EU projects. Applications include aircraft, vehicles (cars, trucks, buses and trains, etc.), aircraft engines, water turbines and water power stations, wind turbines, aircraft engines, biotechnological applications, pharmaceutics, and paper and pulp industry. Our division is part of Chalmers Sustainable Transport Initiative, Chalmers eScience Initiative and Chalmers Energy Initiative.

This PhD project will be conducted at the research group turbomachinery and aero-acoustics in the division. This group has long-term expertise on future engine concept designs as well as multi-objective design optimization of compressor blades, rotorcraft aerodynamics, compressor design, unsteady aerodynamics and aero-acoustics on propeller blades, aerodynamic/performance optimization, computer programming. Special emphasis is on radical aircraft configurations, such as intercooler concepts, or boundary layer ingesting concept. The research on detailed turbulence characteristics (e.g., turbomachinery, jet flows and noise) has developed and applied the CFD methods and tools for DNS, LES, hybrid RANS/LES, unsteady-RANS, RANS, linearized Navier-Stokes equations, turbulence modeling, semi-empirical stochastic modeling, numerical schemes, finite volume method, finite element method, boundary element method, coupling approaches for fluid-structural interaction, shape optimization, and active flow and noise control strategies. The methods and tools developed by us have been incorporated into our in-house codes (G3D::Flow, etc.,), open-source codes (OpenFOAM, etc.) and commercial soft wares (ANSYS, STAR-CCM+, etc.).

Information about the project
The PhD position is funded by a large Clean Sky 2 project with a total budget of 3.5 MEUR that is coordinated by Chalmers, which is motivated by the long term vision to reduce exhaust emissions (CO2, NOx and noise, etc.) for creation of a sustainable society. The project aims to develop a set of new numerical and experimental methodologies to address the installation effect of ultra-high bypass ratio engine nacelles and further design installed nacelles for future sustainable aircraft. Our group will develop a new engine design method based on our in-house code GESTPAN, develop a cutting-edge Python code for analysis of installation, and conduct numerical simulations and analyses using newest advanced turbulence modeling methods implemented in the DLR-TAU code.  The work will be performed in close collaboration with one eminent aerospace EU enterprise and five famous EU research organizations with recognized long-period research track in the field of aircraft propulsion systems. In addition, the PhD will obtain a unique chance to establish wide contacts with seniors from the Swedish aeronautic industry.

Major responsibilities
As a PhD student, the major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing in English.

Other duties:
• Teaching duty and other department duties for the minimum amount of 10% of total working hours.
• Full-time temporary employment for 4,5-5 years depending on the amount of department duties, where 10% is a minimum.

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

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or in a relevant field of turbomachinery or fluid mechanics. As you will work in close collaboration with an eminent EU aeronautic enterprise and five famous EU research organizations, sound verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

We believe that you are a motivated person, with a curiosity and a genuine wish to learn more and develop your skills and knowledge further in the fields of research. You have an analytical ability and you like to work in interdisciplinary projects and you have the ability to discuss and communicate your work with people of different backgrounds.

Other merits could be:
• Profound knowledge of mathematics.
• Skills in computer programming (C, C++, Fortran, Python, etc.).
• Knowledge in data analysis (data mining, etc.).
• Swedish is not required, but you will be encouraged to learn Swedish during employment.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190324 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

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

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

Application deadline: 31 July 2019

For questions, please contact:
Hua-Dong Yao, huadong.yao@chalmers.se
Tomas Grönstedt, tomas.gronstedt@chalmers.se


   



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


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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PhD/Postdoc position in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction

This is an open call for potentially multiple positions for either a PhD student or a post-doc focusing on the electrochemical CO2 reduction. The focus will be on creating catalysts selective for a given product and their integration into scalable reactors. This project will primarily take place at DTU Physics, and potentially may involve collaboration with a variety of global companies as well as other leading universities in the field.  We are working to build a collection of people who can fulfill the tasks needed for a variety of CO2 related projects.

Specifically we are looking to synthesize a variety of facet controlled nanoparticles using either wet chemical of vapour deposition techniques.  In addition single crystal work will be investigated to give a more pure understanding of catalysis. A detailed characterization of our catalysts will be employed using techniques such as XPS, ISS, SEM, TEM, STM, XRD, and potentially in-situ electrochemical XRD at a synchrotron facility.

All created catalysts will then be tested either in aqueous cells or gas diffusion electrode type cells to determine catalytic activity and selectivity, with our primary focus products being CO, acetaldehyde, ethanol, and ethylene.  Testing will done at small currents via our internally designed cells that use a mass spectrometer, which will entail knowledge of how to operate in a vacuum environment. More applied tests will be done in fuel cell/electrolyzer type reactors using gas chromatographs.  Liquids will be detected via HPLC or NMR.  Parameters such as electrical potential, temperature, reactant flow rate, humidity and others will all be varied to monitor catalyst performance.

There will be a large amount of building and reactor modifications, thus piping, thermocouples, mass flow meters, etc. will need to be installed and often programmed in Python to mesh with current internal software. This means that there is a large amount of hands on work and a wide variety of technical knowledge relating to fundamental catalysis understanding,  materials characteristics, programming, gas chromatographs and membrane electrode assembly production will all be needed to allow for accurate testing of the catalysts.

The project will take place primarily in the Surface Science and Catalysis (SurfCat) section at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), but may also involve working with Siemens located at DTU Scion.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will be well-motivated, hardworking, open minded and willing and able to work as part of a team. The candidate should have a Masters (PhD position) or PhD degree (postdoc position) in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or a similar field or will expect to have that degree within the immediate future.  It is mandatory that the candidate has extensive experimental experience working with electrochemical reactions. Experience with analytical tools such as gas chromatography, NMR, and HPLC would be very helpful.  The ideal candidate(s) would have experience with high current density electrochemical reactions (gas diffusion electrodes, >100 mA/cm2) preferably in the CO2 reduction field.  If one has experience working with vacuum systems, that would also be quite beneficial.

Approval and Enrolment (Only Relevant for PhD Candidates)
For those with Masters degrees applying for a PhD, the scholarship for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU, for example in Mathematics, Physics and Informatics. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

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. A PhD position is for 3 years and the PhD thesis must be delivered during this period.  A post-doc position would be for 2 years.  The position(s) is available from 1 September 2019.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the research at SurfCat at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) please inspect www.surfcat.dtu.dk.

Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Associate Professor Brian Seger, 
brse@fysik.dtu.dk or Professor Ib Chorkendorff, ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Your online application must be submitted no later than 4 August 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in 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 (Max one page))
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Grade transcripts and PhD diploma (if applying for a post-doc position)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2-3 references.

Candidates may apply for a PhD position 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 is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 4 August 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Sunday August 4th, 2019

Postdoc in Reduced Order Modeling of Large-scale Power Electronic-based Power System (2019-224-02349)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as postdoc in Reduced Order Modeling of Large-scale Power Electronic-based Power Systemis open for appointment from October 1, 2019, or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years.The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, and Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 300 employees – out of them are more than 125 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.The position is related to the research program of Efficient and Reliable Power Electronics and the postdoc research fellow will be positioned to the section for Power Electronic Systems.

Job description

The postdoc position is a part of a research grant on REliable Power Electronic based Power System (REPEPS) from the Villum Foundation Investigator programme running from 2017 to 2023, which is awarded to Professor Frede Blaabjerg. The overall goal is to develop new methods for ensuring reliable and safe operations of power electronic based power systems. An integrated reliability assessment tool, which can incorporate both the physical characteristics of hardware components and control software optimization at the system level, will be developed for predicting the reliability of power electronic based power systems. The models and control structure have a cascaded structure and the challenge is systematically to aggregate the models to be able to do system assesment

Research areas for this postdoc position will be within power electronics and power electronic-based power systems. Having a solid background in analysis, modeling and control of multiple connected power converters to the grid system both at small-scale (i.e., microgrid) and at large-scale (renewable based power plants) are important.

In this post doc project, we want to better analyze and handle complicated large-scale systems – both in terms of dynamic analysis as well as steady state operation. The models will have multiple time constants in order to analyze different issues and significant aggregation might be needed. Additionally, how to reduce the order of the models for simplifying the analysis of large-scale power electronic-based power systems may be of high interest, as the core task of this position.

The limits in prior-art methods should be identified and new methods are expected to be proposed as well. In order to be a successful applicant, strong abilities in most of the terms listed below are important:

•    Modeling, control and stability analysis of power converters and power electronic-based power systems.
•    Experience with model order reduction of complicated systems
•    Control in AC grid and DC/AC hybrid grid structure
•    Modelling of wind power plants – either on-shore or off shore
•    Renewable-based distributed generation operation, synchronization and control
•    Reliability and risk assessment in power electronic-based power systems
•    Hardware prototyping and validation of the analysis
•    Outreach and dissemination.
For the moment more than 10 researchers are involved and it is expected that between 15 to 25 researchers will be involved in REPEPS and the research environment is very international oriented

You may obtain further information from Professor, Villum Investigator Frede Blaabjerg, Department of Energy Technology, phone: +45 21292454, email: fbl@et.aau.dk  concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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.
  • A list of obtained research grants (if applicable).
  • 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: 15 August 2019
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

PhD student in Energy and Environmental Engineering

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At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 15 000 students read courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.

At the School of Business, Society and Engineering our students are studying to be for example Bachelors or Masters of Engineering, political scientists and business administrators. Here we have the research specialisations of Industrial Engineering and Management, and Future Energy. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2019-08-15
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Business, Society and Engineering, (EST)

Position description

The School of Business, Society and Engineering is looking for a PhD student in energy and environmental engineering. The position involves working within the research specialization Future Energy Center (FEC).

The work is part of the research activities conducted under a number of district heating network related projects at FEC. Dynamic modelling and model-predictive control optimization of complex district heating networks will be a key focus of this work, including consideration building dynamics and feed-in characteristics of combined heat and power plants. A large part of the work will be done at – or in close contact with – several partner organizations. The successful candidate is therefore expected to have skills in dynamic modelling of energy systems as well as model-based control and optimization under uncertainty. Finally, the candidate shall be able to interact effectively with partner research institutes, industry, colleagues and other stakeholders.

The PhD student is expected to take initiatives, develop own ideas and work independently when needed, as well as take responsibility for the work. Furthermore, the project interacts closely with other parallel PhD projects and industrial partners. Thus the applicant needs to have high collaborative skills. The PhD student needs to be able to disseminate and communicate scientific results and knowledge orally as well as in written form within existing and new networks. This includes academia, industry and society at large. The research results will be presented at project meetings, conferences and in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Employment is limited and equivalent to full-time studies at the graduate level for 4 years.

Qualifications

Employment as a doctoral student requires admittance to a graduate (research) program within a Swedish university. Reference is made to the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 (SFS 1993: 100). To be accepted to the graduate (research) program in Energy and Environmental Engineering the student should have one of the following:

  • Completed a Master’s degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits (Swedish: civilingenjör) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy Engineering, or engineering physics.
  • Completed a four-year science education with technical content equivalent to a Master’s degree within the above subjects.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Assessment Criteria

The school will select the most suitable candidate for this position following a combined evaluation of competence and skills, in addition to documented qualifications. Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. Personal suitability will be judged in relation to the candidate’s capacity to effectively carry out the project research work, to integrate and contribute to a positive development of the research environment at MDH, as well as deliver value to the project’s partner organizations.

MDH continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at MDH. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Further qualifications and merits

You are open-minded and interested in collaborating across borders within and outside MDH. Interest in and experience research as well as a stay at an institution other than the one where your MSc was awarded are considered merits. Teamwork, leadership, organizational and entrepreneurial skills are advantages.  Further qualifications and merits for the position are:

  • Knowledge in integrated systems comprising district heating networks, buildings and combined heat and power plants.
  • Skills in dynamic modelling of energy systems as well as model-predictive control and optimization under uncertainty.
  • Experience in industrial R&D or in a junior academic research position within engineering, particularly if related to operational analysis and control of district heating networks and combined heat and powerplants.
  • Knowledge of, experience with and interest in modeling, simulation and optimization of district heating networks, buildings and combined heat and powerplants systems with commercial and bespoke tools.
  • Knowledge of Modelica language as well as good programming skills and/or knowledge of e.g. Matlab, C++, Fortran, Python etc. is an advantage.
  • Experience and interest in interaction with various international partner organizations and professional management and cooperation, including representing MDH at national and international events.
  • Ability to collaborate with other researchers as well as work independently.
  • Curious, goal-oriented, flexible, ambitious, and communicative personality.
  • Interest in developing methods and bringing them into different application areas.

Application

Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the “Apply” button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

Contact person

Konstantinos Kyprianidis

Prof. and Research Track Leader

+46 (0) 73 270 8897

konstantinos.kyprianidis@mdh.se

Anders Avelin

Head of Department

021-15 17 98

Michaël Le Duc

Facklig representant SACO

021-10 14 02

Susanne Meijer

Facklig representant OFR

021-10 14 89

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Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

Doctoral Student position in Environmental Science with focus on land use for a sustainable future, within the Agenda 2030 graduate school

Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Lunds universitet

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

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC (http://www.cec.lu.se) conducts research, education and communication on environmental science and climate research at Lund University.

The position is a four-year PhD project in Environmental Science located within an attractive interdisciplinary research environment at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), at Lund University. Today, CEC has around twenty graduate students with opportunities for collaboration with research groups across Europe.

About the Agenda 2030 Graduate School

Agenda 2030 is the framework for sustainable development that the world’s nations have signed to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, solve the climate crisis, promote peace and equity and much more. In order to achieve the goals, research has several important roles: to identify challenges and conflicting objectives, contribute to new solutions, generate dialogue and learning between different societal stakeholders and critically analyse the goals. Lund University aspires to be a part of the solution and has therefore started a graduate school focusing on societal challenges, sustainability issues and Agenda 2030. We now welcome to the graduate school applicants from various disciplinary backgrounds who want to take an active role in Agenda 2030 research. The graduate school offers a unique opportunity to gain interdisciplinary perspectives on global challenges and contribute to current research while deepening your subject knowledge.

The graduate school will have at least 12 doctoral students from all faculties. You will be associated with a specific research education programme, and simultaneously take part in the university-wide interdisciplinary research education courses, developed on the basis of the issues defined by the global goals. The courses provide great potential to develop new forms of collaboration and work for change across disciplinary boundaries. Besides the research education courses, you will participate in several activities linked to the graduate school in order to take an active part in the global sustainability agenda and to advance the research front on issues concerning Agenda 2030, for example through seminars, conferences, study trips and collaboration with various societal stakeholders.

Read more about the graduate school here: https://www.sustainability.lu.se/agenda-2030-graduate-school

Entry requirements and eligibility

We are looking for a highly motivated person with an interest in performing research on land use for a sustainable future, including water and urban issues. You are expected to have good collaborative abilities as well as abilities to develop and run projects independently.

The position requires:

  • That you have been awarded a second-cycle natural sciences degree.
  • That you have excellent skills in oral and written English communication.

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who:

  • have completed a second-cycle degree
  • have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or
  • have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad
  • That you have completed an independent project of at least 30 credits (e.g. degree project) in a relevant field, or have fulfilled an equivalent study programme.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998:80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

A common requirement for all applicants is to present a research idea with a clear connection to Agenda 2030. All project ideas are welcome, but applicants should take Agenda 2030’s holistic approach as a starting point rather than focusing on individual sustainability goals.

Basis of assessment

Applicant´s general competence:

  • Quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis
  • Relevant educational background
  • Relevant work experience

Scientific quality of the project idea:

  • Ability to describe, question and discuss the suggested research area
  • Capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions
  • Clear expression and sufficient detail

Appointment procedure

Applications must be submitted through the Lund University job application portal and include a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, a master thesis or similar degree projects, one or two references and other documents that you wish to submit.

Enclosed in the electronic application, you present the research area in which you would like to work in the form of a Letter of Intent describing your motivation to conduct research studies within the framework of the announced position. How can you, through research education in Environmental science and the graduate school, contribute to innovative thinking and boundary-crossing research linked to sustainable land use and Agenda 2030? How can your experience and skills contribute to the suggested research area? The Letter of Intent must not exceed 7000 characters including spaces, footnotes and list of references, and must be written in English.

A limited number of candidates will be called to interviews to be held in autumn 2019, either by personal meetings or by video conference.

A selected top candidate will be invited to Centre for environmental and climate research to meet relevant supervisor groups and discuss potential projects. As a result of these discussions, one project will be selected for further development by the student-supervisor group.

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

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

Type of employment               
Temporary position longer than 6 months

First day of employment        
ASAP during the autumn semester

Salary                
Monthly salary

Number of positions                
1

Working hours                            
100

City                    
Lund

County              
Skåne län

Country            
Sweden

Reference number                   
PA2019/1859

Contact            

    Anna Ekberg, 070-399 70 78

    Natascha Kljun, 046-222 47 31

Union representative              

    OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62

    SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64

    SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66

Last application date                
18. Aug. 2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday August 18th, 2019

Doctoral student in chemical physics

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, kemiska institutionen

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

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Work description

Operation of time-resolved spectroscopy set-ups; development and optimization of Pump – RePump addition to the set-up; investigation of ultra-fast dynamics in Fe-based transition metal complexes; coherent control measurements of energy dissipation pathways in selected Fe-based transition metal complexes by means of existing experimental facilities; analysis of conventional, Pump – RePump and coherent control experimental data; Active participation in the collaborations within Fe-carbenes scientific consortium.

Qualifications

Master degree in physics, chemical physics, molecular spectroscopy, optics or eqiuvalent; Experience in time-resolved spectroscopy, Experience in data analysis; Communication skills.  Proficiency in oral and written English.


Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

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

Type of employment               
Temporary position longer than 6 months

First day of employment        
2019-10-01

Salary                
Monthly salary

Number of positions                
1

Working hours                            
100

City                    
Lund

County              
Skåne län

Country            
Sweden

Reference number                   
PA2019/2358

Contact            
Arkady Yartsev, +46462220865

Union representative              
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64

Published        
20.Jun.2019

Last application date                
30.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Poul Due Jensen Professor in Environmental Sensor Technology at Aarhus University

Centre for Water Technology (WATEC) and Department of Engineering at Aarhus University is looking for a professor within the area of Environmental Sensor Technology as described below. The position is funded by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation and Aarhus University. The Foundation also makes available funding for a postdoc associated with the chair, as well as for travel, consumables, etc.

The position is available from December 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

WATEC is a centre encompassing research fields within the areas of:

  • Mapping and modelling of groundwater resources
  • High-tech drinking, process and wastewater treatment, including removal of trace contaminants
  • Constructed wetland treatment technologies
  • Restoration of lakes and streams
  • Modelling of the whole water cycle and its biological components
  • Environmental sensors development

The staff at the sensor laboratory at AU has for four decades developed sensors, primarily microsensors, for elucidation of primarily biologically mediated chemical transformations in aquatic environments. The appointed professor should expand this research by introducing new methodologies enabling detection of more chemical species or improved detection/monitoring of important analytes, trace contaminants, microbes or virus, or other relevant water quality measures. The new professor is supposed to collaborate with researchers at WATEC on environmental analyses and water treatment. The professor will be affiliated with Department of Engineering, but with close ties to Department of Bioscience and the iNANO centre. Department of Bioscience, iNANO, and Department of Engineering are all extremely well equipped so that almost all kinds of analytical equipment will be available. The professor will initially work in the WATEC sensor laboratory (currently located at Department of Bioscience) with staff from both Department of Engineering and Department of Bioscience. We envision that the expertise of the new professor could include ion-selective electrodes or biosensors.

The selected person will work in dynamic international environment with frequent seminars and many interdisciplinary projects. The sensor laboratory is projected to have two full professors, one assistant professor, one postdoc, and two technicians by the end of 2019, and with expectations of an additional postdoc starting in 2020.  

For further information about WATEC visit  http://watec.au.dk. For information about the departments visit http://scitech.au.dk/en/, and for information about AU in general visit and http://www.au.dk/en/.

Successful candidate
You are expected to:

  • Present plans for relevant high-impact research on environmental water quality sensors (not including sensors for medical use) and interaction with other WATEC researchers
  • Conduct research at the highest international level
  • Successfully attract external research grants from industry, national and international sources
  • Develop and contribute to relevant educational courses at the PhD, Master’s and Bachelor’s level
  • Participate in supervision of Bachelor, Master’s, and PhD students and postdocs
  • Establish synergies between your own research and other related research activities to secure the needed interdisciplinary approaches
  • Maintain a strong national and international network of contacts with leading research groups, as well as pursuing industrial contacts
  • Be responsible for effective knowledge exchange with society, utility companies, and industry
  • Mentor post docs and young researchers in attracting competitive funding.

Qualifications 
The following professional and personal qualifications are required:

  • PhD degree or equivalent qualifications
  • Documented research qualifications at professorship level
  • Experience in communication of research in a wide context
  • Ability to strengthen national and international cooperation within the research area
  • Documented ability to attract research funding
  • Documented experience with supervision of postdocs, PhD and MSc students
  • Documented teaching experience
  • Documented skills in relation to international collaboration and development of interdisciplinary research teams.

Qualifications for the full professor level at Aarhus University include a strong academic background, documented successful grant writing and experience with project management, industrial/public sector collaboration, as well as teaching and supervision experience. Criteria for evaluating candidates can be found here.

Place of Work and area of Employment / Conditions of Appointment
Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Science and Technology, Hangøvej 2, DK-8200 Aarhus N.

Application
Applications should be in English and include an application letter, CV with publication list, and a description of planned research including a description of how the candidate’s expertise could be beneficial for the activities in WATEC (max. 2 pages). A teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching activities must be included. Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Further information
The position is open for appointment from December 1, 2019. Individual negotiations will take place, and it is evident that senior research leaders may have existing commitments and need time and resources to relocate to Denmark. Aarhus University offers competitive start-up packages.

For further information contact Head of WATEC, Niels Peter Revsbech (phone: +45 23382187, e-mail: revsbech@bios.au.dk) or Head of the Biological and Chemical Engineering section, Lars DM Ottosen (phone +45 51371671, e-mail: ldmo@eng.au.dk).
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Lars Ditlev Mørck Ottosen, Section Manager, Professor (MSO), Department of Engineering – Biological and Chemical Engineering, Gustav Wieds Vej, ldmo@eng.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Sunday 15 Sep 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD position in Quantum photonics

Project description
Quantum optics is going to play a large role in future computing, sensing, and secure communication. However, many demonstrations are laboratory-based, limiting the real-world applications and impact. Our objective is to realize a generic photonic integration platform (“optical chips”) for quantum optics, based on mature, foundry-based processes. Custom single-photon sources will be added as a back-end process. This platform will be robust, versatile and scalable, for feasible and credible transfer out of the laboratory. Thus, an actual quantum technology will be realized.

You will join the quantum nanophotonics group headed by Prof. Peter Lodahl (www.quantum-photonics.dk), which is focusing on the development of a solid-state platform for quantum optics based on semiconductor quantum dots and photonic integrated circuits. This project is a collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) at Copenhagen University and Aarhus University.

You will design and fabricate a gallium-arsenide-based single-photon source integrated on a silicon nitride photonic integrated circuit. NBI has developed state-of-the-art deterministic single-photon sources [1] using semiconductor quantum dots in photonic nanostructures [2]. This project is an effort towards embedding such sources into the ultra-low loss silicon nitride platform [3]. The fabrication of the chips will be carried out in our state-of-the-art laboratories for nanofabrication Quantech (www.quantech.nbi.ku.dk). Furthermore, you will work in close collaboration with our partners in Aarhus to test the integration with silicon nitride circuits.

[1] Arcari et al, “Near-Unity Coupling Efficiency of a Quantum Emitter to a Photonic Crystal Waveguide”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 093603 (2014).

[2] Lodahl et al, “Interfacing single photons and single quantum dots with photonic nanostructures”, Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, 347 (2015).

[3] Wörhoff et al., “TriPleX: a versatile dielectric photonic platform”, Advanced Optical Technologies 4 (2015).

Employment date is November 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD student’s tasks will include:

  • Learn and understand solid-state quantum emitters and the fundamentals of quantum optics (MSc and PhD level courses are offered at NBI).
  • Acquire the fabrication skills required to build a single-photon source based on quantum dots in gallium arsenide (GaAs).
  • Learn the methods to perform hybrid integration of GaAs with silicon nitride in collaboration with our partners.
  • Characterize the single-photon sources in our optical laboratories.
  • Perform numerical simulations (finite difference time domain or finite elements) of our devices.

The PhD positions are for a 3-year period and the 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

Qualifications and competences:

Applicants must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Applied Physics, Optical or Electrical Engineering, or similar, or about to get one.
  • Backround in optics, solid-state physics or optoelectronics, including experimental skills.
  • Basic knowledge of quantum physics and numerical methods for phsyics.
  • Interest in doing nanofabrication (previous experience working in cleanrooms is a plus) and experimental work.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with other scientists and researchers.

Terms of employment
The positions are covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 55,172). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. Applicants are most welcome to apply for all three positions however please indicate clearly in the application/cover letter for which position(s) the application is aiming for.

Please include

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the 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),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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 August 30 2019, GMT +2. Applications received later than this date 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 about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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

Deadline: 30 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Friday August 30th, 2019

PhD Stipend in Dynein Transport in C. Elegans (18-19062)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience a PhD Stipend is available within the PhD programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2019 or soon hereafter.

Job description

The Department consists of five sections of which three are located in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. Place of employment of the position is Section of Biotechnology in Aalborg.

In Section of Biotechnology, within the research group Medical Biotechnology a PhD stipend is available In the C. elegans lab. The stipend is offered as part of the research project “Dynein – one motor, many cargoes and multiple cellular functions” funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (Denmark). The project aims to understand how dynein selects cargo and how delivery to correct cellular locations is ensured.

Applicants must have a Master of Science (MSc.) or a similar degree in molecular biology or biotechnology from an internationally recognized University with practical research experience within:

  • C. elegans culture and genetics
  • Measuring autophagy in C. elegans
  • Measuring apoptosis in C. elegans
  • Measuring dynein function in C. elegans
  • DIC and fluorescence microscopy

Furthermore, the candidate must have:

  • Good collaboration skills, team spirit and the ability to work independently
  • An excellent level of both spoken and written English to accommodate scientific communication and dissemination

We offer the possibility to be part of a strong, dynamic and internationally recognized multi-disciplinary research environment under the headline of medical biotechnology. This includes access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a chance to see your research be brought into practice and freedom to develop your research project within the stated framework.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Anders Olsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, email: ao@bio.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Sofie Pia Jensen, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: spj@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 3478.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

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

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 30 July 2019
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Tuesday July 30th, 2019

Doctoral student in Applied Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Safeguards & Security

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics span from basic science topics in condensed matter physics, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics to applied areas such as medical imaging, nuclear engineering and nuclear power safety.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Physics – specialization: Atomic, Subatomic, and Astrophysics.

Global threats to human life in the form of nuclear terrorism and proliferation of nuclear weapons are gaining increasing awareness. IAEA, the international atomic energy agency, is an international organization within the United Nations coordinating the development of new techniques for detection of radioactive and fissile materials that could otherwise be used to harm the public or to construct illicit nuclear weapons. Its member countries, like Sweden, are contributing with research and development in this field.

The IAEA Incident Trafficking Database (ITDB) 2018 Fact Sheet reported a total of 166 confirmed interceptions of nuclear or radioactive materials in 34 member states, indicating that unauthorized activities and events involving nuclear and other radioactive material, including incidents of trafficking and malicious use, continue to occur. Since 1993, there were 278 incidents that involved confirmed or likely acts of trafficking or malicious use. At the same time it is known that today’s techniques are not sufficient for preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear terrorism on a global scale. Development of more sensitive detection systems is therefore needed for:

1) Radiation portal monitors (RPM) which use radiation detectors for screening persons, personal luggage, vehicles, cargo, etc. at airports and other border crossings or at secure facilities like nuclear plants. 

2) Perform scanning of spent or fresh nuclear fuel assemblies for the purpose of nuclear safeguards or nuclear power plant operation using passive/active non-destructive assay (NDA) techniques. Nuclear safeguards aims at securing that activities using nuclear technology are conducted according to national and international regulations and to prevent that nuclear materials and nuclear facilities are used for the production av nuclear weapons, for example.

The Nuclear Physics Group within the Department of Physics at KTH in collaboration with SSM – The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, conducts research and development on radiation detection and imaging systems for applications in nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation, nuclear security, environmental research and related areas. KTH and SSM support the IAEA and the European Commission in developing methods and techniques to enhance international safeguard methods focused on techniques for non-destructive analysis of nuclear materials. The results are intended to be used for both developing novel technologies as well as developing international regulations within the area of nuclear safeguards and security. This research project is a collaboration between KTH and SSM and is financed by SSM

The research activities of the PhD student will focus on development of photon and neutron detection systems for sensitive detection and imaging of radioactive materials within the fields of nuclear security and non-proloferation. Also numerical modelling and simulations of detector response for optimization of geometries are included in the work.

The PhD student will be based at the nuclear physics research division at KTH. The research group consists of four faculty members (professors, associate professors), one postdoctoral researcher and four PhD students. We perform research in applied nuclear- and radiation physics, including projects in nuclear medicine and nuclear safeguards. The research group also has a wide range of activities in fundamental research on atomic nuclei, including both theoretical modelling of nuclear structure and experimental work using advanced detector arrays at international accelerator facilities.

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

Target degree: Doctoral degree.

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment                Temporary position longer than 6 months

Contract type Full time

First day of employment         According to agreement

Salary                 Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement

Number of positions                 1

Working hours                             100%

City                     Stockholm

County               Stockholms län

Country             Sweden

Reference number                    S-2019-0934

Contact      Bo Cederwall, +46 73 765 05 80, bc@kth.se       

 

Last application date                 01.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in experimental nuclear physics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics span from basic science topics in condensed matter physics, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics to applied areas such as medical imaging, nuclear engineering and nuclear power safety.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Physics – specialization: Atomic, Subatomic, and Astrophysics.

The long-term aim of experimental nuclear physics is to further develop our understanding of the forces and interactions within the atomic nucleus. The research groups at KTH and Uppsala University (UU) have long experiences in studies of the structure of nuclei at the limits of their stability. Of particular interest in the announced PhD project are investigations of excited states of very neutron-deficient nuclei in the region around the doubly magic nucleus Sn-100. The rapid experimental development of the research field in recent years is related to advances in accelerator technology and new detector systems such as the gamma-ray tracking spectrometer AGATA. The next generation radioactive beam facility, FAIR, will further expand our possibilities to probe the structure of exotic nuclei.

The research activity for the PhD student will focus on analysis of data from multi-detector experiments performed at accelerator facilities, e.g. gamma-ray spectroscopy with AGATA in combination with detection of charged particles and neutrons. This work will involve computer programming (e.g. in C++) combined with sophisticated data analysis programs such as ROOT. The results from the analysis of the experimental data will be interpreted by using state-of-the-art nuclear models.

The announced PhD project is a collaboration, jointly financed, between KTH and UU. The PhD student will be based both at the Department of Physics at KTH and at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UU. The student will take part in experiments involving one or both universities at international accelerator facilities. The studies will lead to a PhD degree, separately awarded to the doctoral candidate by KTH and UU.

The research group at KTH consists of four faculty members (professors, associate professors), one postdoc researcher and four PhD students. The research group  at UU consist of one faculty member (professor) and one PhD student.

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

After the qualification requirements,great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

Target degree: Doctoral degree.

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment                Temporary position longer than 6 months

Contract type Full time

First day of employment         According to agreement

Salary                 Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement

Number of positions                 1

Working hours                             100%

City                     Stockholm

County               Stockholms län

Country             Sweden

Reference number                    S-2019-0941

Contact     Torbjörn Bäck, back@kth.se,
Johan Nyberg, johan.nyberg@physics.uu.se           

Last application date                 01.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc in Experimental Nuclear Physics

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics span from basic science topics in condensed matter physics, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics to applied areas such as medical imaging, nuclear engineering and nuclear power safety.

The School of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Physics is offering 1-2 postdoctoral positions in Experimental Nuclear Physics, with a focus on high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy of atomic nuclei far from stability and preparations for experiments within the NUSTAR science programme at the international research facility FAIR. The Nuclear Physics group at KTH is engaged in internationally leading research in fundamental experimental and theoretical nuclear physics with applications in nuclear safeguards and security, industry and medical imaging. We are a highly motivated team striving for international diversity and gender balance in our recruitments.

Job description

We seek up to two excellent candidates for positions as postdoctoral researchers in experimental nuclear physics. The project has two main focus areas: high-resolution spectroscopy of exotic atomic nuclei and preparations for experiments with the DESPEC Germanium Array Spectrometer (DEGAS) and the Advanced Gamma Tracking Array (AGATA). DEGAS and AGATA will be placed at the low-energy branch of the Super-FRS separator at the international Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), Darmstadt, Germany. AGATA is the core detector for the HISPEC in-flight spectroscopy experiment while DEGAS is a key instrument of the DESPEC decay spectroscopy experiment within the Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions (NUSTAR) programme at FAIR.

The work will include a full experimental physics programme with data analysis, and preparation of scientific publications in addition to commissioning and tests of detectors for FAIR, It will be carried out at KTH as well as at FAIR and other international accelerator facilities, such as RIBF, RIKEN, Japan; GANIL, Caen, France; the JYFL Accelerator Laboratory, Jyväskylä, Finland; LNL, Legnaro, Italy, NSCL, Michigan, USA; ISOLDE, CERN etc.

Successful candidates are expected to play a leading role in the nuclear physics group’s experimental research activities in the study of the structure and decay properties of exotic atomic nuclei far from stability.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in experimental nuclear physics or a related subject, obtained not more than three years prior to the application deadline (with some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave). Candidates may not have received their PhD from KTH. Qualified candidates shall have extensive experience with nuclear physics radiation detectors and data analysis tools for nuclear spectroscopy. A deep knowledge of data analysis for large scale experiments in nuclear structure physics is a special advantage. Applicants should be highly motivated to perform high-level fundamental research and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

An excellent command of the English language is required. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH’s webbpage.

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Others

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentOctober 1, 2019 or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2019-1044
ContactBo Cederwall, +46 73 765 05 80, bc@kth.se
Mark Pearce, +46 73 642 39 29, pearce@kth.se
application date16.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) position (Biomedical Engineering/Medical Physics), Department of Applied Physics, Kuopio Campus

 

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,600 members of staff. We operate on two campuses in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary. The faculty has approximately 3,800 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 490 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu

We are now inviting applications for

an Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) position (Biomedical Engineering/Medical Physics), Department of Applied Physics, Kuopio Campus

We are seeking for a highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) to join the project “Development and validation of template-based modeling to predict patient specific progression of knee osteoarthritis”, funded by the Academy of Finland. The aim of this project is to utilize computational modeling and clinical imaging data with other subject information to predict the onset and progression of knee osteoarthritis. Novel and automatic methods are developed and validated to obtain subject-specific knee geometries from clinical images (image analysis/shape modeling). A method to automatically implement subject-specific loading conditions in the model, based on clinical images and subject information, is also developed.

A person to be appointed to this position will work in Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage (BBC – http://luotain.uef.fi/) research group. BBC group is a global leader in musculoskeletal imaging, biomechanics and modeling, and consists of >40 researchers applying experimental, computational and clinical methods to understand and develop innovative techniques for diagnosis of joint diseases. As a global leader, we have good international networks, which enables possibilities for short-term international mobilities during the project.

The applied position will include challenging research tasks from various fields in biomedical engineering or medical physics such as medical image analysis, computational modeling, motion analysis, statistics and experimental measurements of soft tissues. Thus, skills or knowledges from the following software/methods are highly appreciated: -Matlab or similar (Image and data analysis)
-Abaqus or similar (Computational modeling)
-SPSS or similar (Statistics)
-OpenSim or similar (Motion analysis)

A person to be appointed as an early stage researcher shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies, i.e. he or she is required to have completed a suitable higher university degree or an equivalent education abroad, which in the country in question would qualify the person for similar academic studies (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

English may be used as the language of instruction and supervision in this position.

The position will be filled for three years from 1 September 2019, or as agreed, with a possibility of extension when further funding is confirmed. Positions of Early Stage Researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The salary of the positions is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 2-4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,033.29 – €2,535.20/ month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50.0% of the job requirement component.

For further information on the position, please contact: Academy Research Fellow Mika Mononen, PhD, email: mika.mononen@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 4453370

For further information on the application procedure, please contact: Human Resources Secretary Noora Hämäläinen, email: noora.hamalainen@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 445 8376

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:

CV
– motivation letter (max 1 page)
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– other documents that may affect selection (maximium 3 pages)

The application needs to be submitted no later than 15 August 2019 (by 24:00 EET) by using the electronic application form. Please click on the “apply for the job” link to submit your application.

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Senior Researcher or Postdoctoral Researcher (materials research)

 

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate on two campuses in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary.  The faculty has approximately 3,800 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 490 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu

We are now inviting applications for a

Senior Researcher or a Postdoctoral Researcher position (materials research), Department of Applied Physics, Kuopio Campus

We are looking for highly motivated Senior Researcher or Postdoctoral Researcher to join the project “All-solid-state lithium ion battery with full silicon anode” funded by the Academy of Finland. The aim of the project is to realize the concept of full silicon anode that is based on mesoporous free-standing silicon film integrated with solid polymer electrolyte. With the concept, 75 % of the theoretical capacity of silicon with hundreds of charge/discharge cycles should be achieved. The project is conducted within a wide international network and includes several working periods outside of Finland.

The applicants are expected to have a background in materials science, materials characterization, polymer chemistry, solid electrolytes and/or electrochemical testing of Li-ion batteries.

The person to be appointed as a Senior Researcher / a Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to hold a doctoral degree from an applicable field. A person to be appointed as a senior researcher shall also have good teaching skills.

The title will be specified according to the degree and merits of the person to be selected.

English is used as the language of instruction and supervision in this position.

The position will be filled for four years from 1 September 2019, or as agreed, with a possibility of extension when further funding is confirmed. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project (positions of postdoctoral researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term, UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The salary of the Senior Researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 6 – 7 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€3,423.25 €–3,946.5/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50.0 % of the job requirement component.

The salary of the Postdoctoral Researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,935.55/ month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary is supplemented by a personal performance component, which can be a maximum of 50% of the job requirement component.

For further information on the position, please contact: Professor Vesa-Pekka Lehto, email: vesa-pekka.lehto@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 445 3355, https://www.uef.fi/fi/web/pharmaceuticalphysics/research-group/vesa-pekka-lehto

For further information on the application procedure, please contact: Human Resources Secretary Noora Hämäläinen, email: noora.hamalainen@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 445 8376

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff. The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
CV
List of publications
– Copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates / diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
– Motivation letter (max. two pages). In the letter, please indicate why you are interested in this research project and why you would be a suitable person for this position.

The application needs to be submitted no later than 15 August 2019 (by 24:00 EET) by using the electronic application form. Please click on the “apply for the job” link to submit your application.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Aerosol–Cloud Interaction Processes

Ref. No. SU FV-2357-19

at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry. Closing date: 9 September 2019.

The Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science with more than 200 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff. The department is divided into five units where research and teaching focus on contaminant chemistry, ecotoxicology, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry and analytical chemistry. As an employee at ACES you will be part of a dynamic environment with research in leading research areas and with a strong international profile.

The research at the Atmospheric Science Unit (ACESl) focuses on understanding the processes taking place in air and the consequences of these processes on human health and climate. The applied methodologies range from laboratory studies to in-situ (e.g. characterization of airborne particles indoors and outdoors) and satellite observations, and from molecular theories to global scale simulations.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project FORCeS (Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections). FORCeS strives towards reducing the uncertainty in anthropogenic aerosol forcing, which is crucial for determining the actions needed to reach the Paris Agreement. Stockholm University is coordinating the project, which is a collaboration between 20 European partners. This position will focus on investigating the processes associated with atmospheric cloud formation and evolution, with a particular focus on aerosol–cloud interactions involving organic aerosol. The main aim of the position is to investigate, using a combination of aerosol process modeling, cloud parcel modeling, statistical techniques and observations across a chain of scales, which atmospheric processes and aerosol particle properties are most crucial for reducing the uncertainty in aerosol and cloud impacts on climate. The ultimate goal is to provide global-scale models input on how to describe these processes in an accurate, yet simple enough, manner.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research and method development (programming and data analysis). The main tasks will involve simulations with aerosol process models, along with cloud parcel and LES modeling techniques, and evaluation of the theoretical approaches with experimental data (already existing and to be collected within FORCeS). The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the other FORCeS partners.

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

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

Applicants with an older degree are welcome to apply. This kind of candidate will be offered another form of employment, full-time for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The assessment is based on previous research experience within the general area of the announced position. Doctoral candidates may apply for the position if they expect to receive the PhD degree before the starting date of the position. The applicant should have excellent knowledge of both oral and written English.

The successful applicant will be selected based on documented knowledge relevant for the area of study. A comprehensive understanding of aerosol, cloud and climate processes will be considered as a merit.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date during autumn 2019 as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Ilona Riipinen, telephone: +46 73 585 92 51, ilona.riipinen@aces.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 09/09/2019

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Mathematics

Ref. No. SU FV-2396-19

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 31 July 2019.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University is divided into three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical statistics, and Computational Mathematics. The Division of Computational Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of topics including numerical analysis, computational biology and dynamic stochastic systems.

Project description
The research topic is the development and analysis of Finite Element Methods (FEM) for high accuracy ice sheet modeling. Such numerical methods must handle the strongly nonlinear p-Stokes equations, moving interfaces and complex boundary conditions. The application of FEM to climate science is still in its early stages, and stability properties of FEM discretizations of the p-Stokes equations for ice sheet applications are yet not fully understood. This position is aimed at improving robustness and the understanding of FEM for ice sheet simulations. Depending on the interests of the candidate the topic might also encompass more detailed studies of boundary conditions.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibility is to carry out research. The position also includes some teaching duties (up to 20 %), which may include supervision of students. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the activities of the department, through active participation in seminars, working groups, etc.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The applicant should have experience of research in finite element methods for non-Newtonian fluid dynamics and preferably also in glaciology. Applicants are expected to be able to express themselves fluently in English both oral and written, have good communication and social skills. Special emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s potential to contribute to the proposed research project and preference is given to applicants with experience in working interdisciplinary.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date October 1, 2019, or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Assistant Professor Josefin Ahlkrona, ahlkrona@math.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 31/07/2019

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Postdoc­toral Re­searcher Po­s­i­tion in Ig­neous Geo­chem­istry

The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university that ranks among the best in the world and the top ten among European universities. The university has some 36,000 degree students.

The Department of Geosciences and Geography (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/geosciences-and-ge…) at the Faculty of Science is the leading research and education unit in its field in Finland. In addition to research in geology, geophysics and geography, research into seismology and official duties in the field of seismology is carried out at the department. The staff at the department numbers some 100.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION IN IGNEOUS GEOCHEMISTRY

The Geochemistry group in the Department of Geosciences and Geography at the Faculty of Science of the University of Helsinki, situated on the Kumpula Science Campus, is seeking applicants for a two-year fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher position in Igneous Geochemistry starting in January 2020. A six-month trial period will be applied.

The successful applicant is expected to conduct research in high-temperature, igneous geochemistry facilitating and expanding the current in-situ analytical facilities available in the Geochemistry group at the University of Helsinki. Expertise in Laser Ablation ICP-MS of minerals, glass and/or fluid inclusions is strongly desired. To be successful in the position, the candidate is encouraged to establish a strong network of international collaboration and demonstrate the ability to conduct fundamental research on an internationally high level. In addition, the appointee must take advantage of national and international research funding opportunities.

The starting salary of the postdoctoral candidate will be ca. 3300–3700 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience. Furthermore, the University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university).

How to apply
Please submit your application consisting of (1 ) a letter of application, (2) a statement of current and future research plans, (3) a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of two referees in a single pdf file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply for the position link below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The application deadline is 15 September 2019.

Additional information
For more information on the position please contact Professor Christoph Beier, christoph.beier@helsinki.fi.

Due date

15.09.2019 23:59 EEST

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15 Doctoral Students, Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme

The University of Oulu is an international science university creating new knowledge, well-being and innovations for the future through its multidisciplinary research and education. Close cooperation with various research institutes, companies and the public sector has created an internationally significant research and innovation hub that is changing the world. The University of Oulu has 15,000 students and approximately 3,000 employees.

15 funded doctoral student positions in Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme available for application

University of Oulu is now hiring highly motivated candidates for doctoral student positions in the doctoral programmes of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS). There are 15 positions available in Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme (DP-TNS). Successful candidates must commit to researcher training within Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme and to completing their degree within four years. DP-TNS covers wide range of fields in technology and natural sciences. As one of the four multidisciplinary doctoral programmes of the University of Oulu Graduate School, DP-TNS is a fundamental part of the University’s strategic focus areas of “Creating sustainability through materials and systems” and “Earth and near-space system and environmental change”. The DP it strengthens the systematic and strong research training and collaboration in its fields. The DP operates closely with the Kvantum Institute, which promotes research in the two research focus areas. Doctoral students in the DP are strongly encouraged to interact across disciplinary and faculty boundaries during their studies. The number of doctoral students in DP-TNS is about 500. The number of doctoral students in DP-TNS is about 500. There are 15 full-time, four-year positions available in DP-TNS for 2020-2023. 

The University of Oulu is an international science university creating new knowledge, well-being and innovations for the future through its multidisciplinary research and education. Close cooperation with various research institutes, companies and the public sector has created an internationally significant research and innovation hub that is changing the world. The University of Oulu has 15,000 students and approximately 3,000 employees.

15 funded doctoral student positions in Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme available for application

University of Oulu is now hiring highly motivated candidates for doctoral student positions in the doctoral programmes of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS). There are 15 positions available in Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme (DP-TNS). Successful candidates must commit to researcher training within Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme and to completing their degree within four years. DP-TNS covers wide range of fields in technology and natural sciences. As one of the four multidisciplinary doctoral programmes of the University of Oulu Graduate School, DP-TNS is a fundamental part of the University’s strategic focus areas of “Creating sustainability through materials and systems” and “Earth and near-space system and environmental change”. The DP it strengthens the systematic and strong research training and collaboration in its fields. The DP operates closely with the Kvantum Institute, which promotes research in the two research focus areas. Doctoral students in the DP are strongly encouraged to interact across disciplinary and faculty boundaries during their studies. The number of doctoral students in DP-TNS is about 500. The number of doctoral students in DP-TNS is about 500. There are 15 full-time, four-year positions available in DP-TNS for 2020-2023. 

Requirements
An eligible candidate has a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree in a field relevant to the applied field. The degree must have been completed before the selection with at least good grades. Applicants are expected to be at the very early stage of research, in practice starting their doctoral training with this position. If they already have doctoral study rights in University of Oulu or elsewhere, they need to explain why they should still be considered as starters or early-stage researchers. Any applicant who have received their doctoral study rights 6.8.2017, or before, are ineligible to apply. Selected candidates must meet all the requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined in:http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission. In student selection, priority will be given to such doctoral students whose supervisor is not receiving strategic spearhead or emerging funding related to doctoral training from the University of Oulu during the applicable term, i.e. 2020 onwards. –          Architecture, Biology, Geography, Geosciences and Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing, Industrial Engineering and Management, Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, or Process and Environmental Engineering. Prior to submitting, applicants are expected to find a prospective main supervisor in an eligible research unit. Applicants are advised to seek potential supervisors in the faculty web pages or the research focus area web pages. The proposed main supervisor must clearly be identified in the application form (full name, title, position, faculty and research unit at the University of Oulu). A letter from the proposed supervisor willing to commit for supervision must be attached into the applicant’s set of documents (see below). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the commitment letter does not bind the proposed supervisor to any commitment, if the applicant is not selected into the doctoral student position applied here and for which the letter of support was provided.

Salary and key terms
The salary of selected doctoral students will be initially set on level 2, and later on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration is given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). In practice, the salary is roughly 2200 – 2700 € per month for an early stage researcher, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and progress of the doctoral thesis. Since this call is for starting doctoral researchers, the positions are filled for a four-year period, beginning on 1 January 2020. A six-month trial period is applied in the positions.

How to apply
Submit your application in English through the online system by 7 August 2019.

Please include the following attachments as five separate pdf files (please note that the online system has a maximum size limit for attachments):
CV: Including a list of all peer-reviewed scientific publications with full reference details.
Motivation letter: Describing prior knowledge, research interests and career plan (max 1 page).
Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in Finnish, Swedish or English, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into Finnish or English.
Research plan approved by the supervisor: Please follow the structure given in the guidelines of the Academy of Finland (http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines/research-plan-structure/structure-of-research-plan-academy-research-fellow-funding/) However, for the current purpose, the texts under the given section headings need not cover all bullet points in the guidelines, and the maximum length of the (draft) plan’s body of text must not exceed 3 pages with 10-12 point font size and with at least 1,5 cm margins. A fourth page can be used for the list of references only. Thus, the max total length of the plan including the references is 4 pages. Exceeding the page limit will either result in disqualification or removal of the extra pages from the document.
Letter of provisional commitment from the supervisor (max 1 page): Thisis a brief letter (with date and signature) where an eligible supervisor (either a professor or a docent level researcher who is employed by the University of Oulu) states his/her willingness to act as the supervisor for the applicant. The commitment letter must clearly indicate the University of Oulu’s Research unit, to which the supervisor is affiliated. Applications received after the deadline, incomplete applications, and/or applications with attachments that exceed the specified limits, will not be considered.

Application and evaluation process
Evaluation and ranking of the applications will take place in multiple stages. First, ineligible or incomplete applications are rejected. Second, eligible and complete applications are evaluated and ranked in the research units. Third, applications with highest scores from the second round will be further evaluated and ranked by corresponding Doctoral Training Committees. Finally, University of Oulu Graduate School deans will consolidate the evaluation results and make the final decision for the positions. All applicants will be informed of the selection by e-mail.

Further information
About eligibility and degree requirements, see the Graduate School website: https://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/ About the evaluation process: DP-TNS coordinator Riitta Kamula (firstname.lastname@oulu.fi). Due to Finnish summer vacations period, responses may be delayed.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Requirements
An eligible candidate has a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree in a field relevant to the applied field. The degree must have been completed before the selection with at least good grades. Applicants are expected to be at the very early stage of research, in practice starting their doctoral training with this position. If they already have doctoral study rights in University of Oulu or elsewhere, they need to explain why they should still be considered as starters or early-stage researchers. Any applicant who have received their doctoral study rights 6.8.2017, or before, are ineligible to apply. Selected candidates must meet all the requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined in:http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission. In student selection, priority will be given to such doctoral students whose supervisor is not receiving strategic spearhead or emerging funding related to doctoral training from the University of Oulu during the applicable term, i.e. 2020 onwards. –          Architecture, Biology, Geography, Geosciences and Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing, Industrial Engineering and Management, Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, or Process and Environmental Engineering. Prior to submitting, applicants are expected to find a prospective main supervisor in an eligible research unit. Applicants are advised to seek potential supervisors in the faculty web pages or the research focus area web pages. The proposed main supervisor must clearly be identified in the application form (full name, title, position, faculty and research unit at the University of Oulu). A letter from the proposed supervisor willing to commit for supervision must be attached into the applicant’s set of documents (see below). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the commitment letter does not bind the proposed supervisor to any commitment, if the applicant is not selected into the doctoral student position applied here and for which the letter of support was provided.

Salary and key terms
The salary of selected doctoral students will be initially set on level 2, and later on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration is given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). In practice, the salary is roughly 2200 – 2700 € per month for an early stage researcher, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and progress of the doctoral thesis. Since this call is for starting doctoral researchers, the positions are filled for a four-year period, beginning on 1 January 2020. A six-month trial period is applied in the positions.

How to apply
Submit your application in English through the online system by 7 August 2019.

Please include the following attachments as five separate pdf files (please note that the online system has a maximum size limit for attachments):
CV: Including a list of all peer-reviewed scientific publications with full reference details.
Motivation letter: Describing prior knowledge, research interests and career plan (max 1 page).
Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in Finnish, Swedish or English, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into Finnish or English.
Research plan approved by the supervisor: Please follow the structure given in the guidelines of the Academy of Finland (http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines/research-plan-structure/structure-of-research-plan-academy-research-fellow-funding/) However, for the current purpose, the texts under the given section headings need not cover all bullet points in the guidelines, and the maximum length of the (draft) plan’s body of text must not exceed 3 pages with 10-12 point font size and with at least 1,5 cm margins. A fourth page can be used for the list of references only. Thus, the max total length of the plan including the references is 4 pages. Exceeding the page limit will either result in disqualification or removal of the extra pages from the document.
Letter of provisional commitment from the supervisor (max 1 page): Thisis a brief letter (with date and signature) where an eligible supervisor (either a professor or a docent level researcher who is employed by the University of Oulu) states his/her willingness to act as the supervisor for the applicant. The commitment letter must clearly indicate the University of Oulu’s Research unit, to which the supervisor is affiliated. Applications received after the deadline, incomplete applications, and/or applications with attachments that exceed the specified limits, will not be considered.

Application and evaluation process
Evaluation and ranking of the applications will take place in multiple stages. First, ineligible or incomplete applications are rejected. Second, eligible and complete applications are evaluated and ranked in the research units. Third, applications with highest scores from the second round will be further evaluated and ranked by corresponding Doctoral Training Committees. Finally, University of Oulu Graduate School deans will consolidate the evaluation results and make the final decision for the positions. All applicants will be informed of the selection by e-mail.

Further information
About eligibility and degree requirements, see the Graduate School website: https://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/ About the evaluation process: DP-TNS coordinator Riitta Kamula (firstname.lastname@oulu.fi). Due to Finnish summer vacations period, responses may be delayed.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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