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PhD student in meteorology

Lund University, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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.

Clouds containing ice at sub-zero temperatures cover wide areas of the globe. Their phase changes during global warming have been predicted to influence climate change.  Their severe weather, in the form of hail or freezing rain on the ground or on air, causes much damage.

Initiation of ice inside clouds is crucial because the numbers of crystals in clouds control the production of snow, freezing rain, graupel and hail. Initiation of ice affects the latent heating and dynamics of clouds.  However, there is much uncertainty about ice initiation.

Jobbassignment
The work will involve numerical modeling. Lab observations from a partner institution of a new process of fragmentation of ice will be represented. The role of the process will be assessed for individual clouds with our aerosol-cloud models. After validation of the simulations, various analyses will be performed for four basic cloud-types. This will involve coding with FORTRAN 90 in a UNIX environment.

Desirable skills and qualifications
The applicant must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physics or equivalent field.

  • Applicant should have experience of FORTRAN in UNIX environment.

It is desirable to have documented knowledge from their university education in

  • Mathematics, especially differential equations
  • Numerical methods and/or computer programming
  • Physical meteorology (e.g. cloud physics).

In the application, applicants should provide evidence of how they meet these requirements.


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 employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-06-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4520
ContactVaughan Phillips, Senior university lecturer, +46 462221732Vendela Breeze, HR administrator, +46 462223085
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 462229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 462229364SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 462229366
Last application date28.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in analytical chemistry in relation to human biomonitoring

A postdoctoral position (2 years) is open at Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science, Section for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (www.envs.au.dk) as soon as possible.

The position is in the field of analytical chemistry. Most of the work will be in the framework of the EU H2020 project HBM4EU (www.hbm4eu.eu), which aims to coordinate and advance human biomonitoring in Europe to provide evidence of chemical exposures and their health effects on humans and to improve risk assessment for chemical policy makers. Substances prioritized in the project are i) flame retardants, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phthalates and their replacements, bisphenols, aromatic amines, cadmium and chromium and ii) acrylamides, apriotic solvents, mycotoxins, diisocyanates, pesticides, UV filters, mercury, lead and arsenic, reflecting two rounds of prioritization.

Tasks and responsibilities
The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an established team that studies environmental pollution (including the Arctic) and chemical exposures to humans and wildlife. The team examines a range of problematic chemicals, mainly persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and emerging contaminants, using a number of instrumental techniques (GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, HPLC-MS/MS, GC-Orbitrap-HRMS, HPLC-Orbitrap-HRMS). The laboratory is accredited and has a strong focus on QA/QC. In the HBM4EU project, the team has a task leader role coordinating the analytical work in the project.

The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral researcher will be to work in the HBM4EU project. This includes planning and organisation of the analytical work both at a conceptual and a more practical level, coordination with other project activities and communication with project partners. The work will require a good understanding of analytical chemistry and QA/QC measures as well as good organisational and communication skills. It includes an international and a national component of collaboration, the latter with meetings and communication in Danish. The tasks may also include experimental work to develop, improve or extend analytical methods for human matrices.

The successful candidate is expected to actively pursue the publication of results in the scientific literature and their presentations at relevant conferences. He/She is also expected to contribute to new project proposals, and the development of new project ideas will be welcomed. As part of a team, the postdoctoral researcher will collaborate closely with other members of the team and contribute to the overall progress in the team’s research. He/She may be involved in the supervision of students or guest researchers and in the presentation of the project and its results to Danish authorities and interested groups.

Qualifications
The candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in (analytical or environmental) chemistry, toxicology or a closely related discipline. It will be an advantage, if he/she

  • has worked with some of the prioritized substances, preferably including their chemical analysis in human samples,
  • is familiar with the design of monitoring programmes including QA/QC requirements,
  • has experience with statistical data treatment,

Furthermore, the candidate should

  • be well-organised in his/her work and able to handle complex tasks,
  • be able to work independently, while taking into account the situation in a team,
  • be result- and product-oriented and able to think one step ahead of the task at hand,
  • have excellent communication skills in English that can bridge between different scientific disciplines,

Department of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Science has about 150 employees working in basic and problem-oriented research within environmental science, including chemical and physical processes and interactions between environment and society. The department carries out research-based consultancy for the public sector and provides research-based advice. The academic expertise ranges from atmospheric chemistry and physics, via environmental chemistry, microbiology and biotechnology to environmental economics, environmental geography, political science and sociology. The institute is located in frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

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Location: Roskilde
Deadline: 13 February 2019
Unit: Department of Environmental Science
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Post expires on Wednesday February 13th, 2019

PhD position in experimental quantum information at the Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen

TheCenter for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the DanishNational Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimentalphysics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory at the Niels BohrInstitute, The University of Copenhagen.

MicrosoftQuantum Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimedat developing topological quantum information processing hardware.

The position
 

TheCenter for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen are seekingapplications for PhD students to work on for the experimental implementation ofsolid state quantum information systems. Applicants should have a Masters orUndergraduate degree in Physics with relevant experimental experience. Researchinvolves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rfand microwave electronics, data analysis, and writing up results forpublication.

Informationabout QDev can be found at qdev.dk. Information about Station Qcan be found at microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/

Theposition is open from 1 April 2019 or by arrangement.

Inquiriesabout the position can be made to Principal Investigator, Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).

Terms of employment  

ThePhD program is administered by the Science PhD school, University of Copenhagen.

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

Termsof appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academicsin the State.

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322K plus additional pension contributionup to DKK 44,5K. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme  

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

Scholarshipand terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD 

PhDgrant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip) 

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

48PhD grant portions at DKK 6,090 each, corresponding to DKK 292,320 (approx.€38,975).

‘Dutywork’

Asa supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with thecollective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations(AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MScprogramme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decidedto offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combinedprogramme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration ofthree years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 214.16 (+ 12.5% holiday pay),corresponding to DKK 108,418.50 (approx. €14,450)

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

Salaryin accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation ofProfessional Associations (AC) 

Inthe period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed asa PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreementwith the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme isarranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a timewhen there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, thesalary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collectiveagreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Theamounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pensioncontributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 30,600(including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 734,420(approx. €97,900).

Application
 

Pleasesend an application that describes your background and research interests. Theapplication, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOWbelow.

EncloseCV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to theresearch field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information onup to three scientific referees (do not send letters). Copy of diploma is notneeded in the application phase.

TheUniversity wishes our staff to reflect the diversityof society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidatesregardless of personal background.

Application deadline: The deadline for applications is 25 January 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

Afterthe expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment managerselects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selectedapplications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of thecommittee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by theHead of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committeeand the interview committee.

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

Questions 

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

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

Deadline: 25 January 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Friday January 25th, 2019

One or more PhD Stipends in Photovoltaic Energy Supply for future Energy Neutral Base Stations (14-18086)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology one or more PhD stipends in Photovoltaic Energy Supply for future Energy Neutral Base Stations are available within the general study program Energy Technology. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 July 2019 or soonest thereafter.The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 280 employees – out of them are more than 100 PhD students. The Laboratory facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.The position is offered in relation to the research program Photovoltaic Systems (www.pv-systems.et.aau.dk) and the PhD Student will be positioned to the section for Power Electronic Systems.The position will be within the H2020-MSCA-ITN project entitled energy-autonomous Portable Access points for INfrastructure-LESS networks (PAINLESS).

Job description

About PAINLESS The explosive growth of applications and industrial sectors that rely on broadband connectivity, is set to stretch the demand for wireless networks beyond the reach of the power grid infrastructure. Access points are being deployed on board of drones, while more than 84,000 hybrid-energy base stations are expected to be deployed annually in remote areas by 2020. Portable network nodes that are energy-autonomous and operate detached from the power grid will become indispensable in the coming applications of wireless networks. Energy-autonomy presents immense challenges for the wireless network design and imposes a complete re-think of technological solutions. PAINLESS has the visionary aim to establish a training and research platform to pioneer green, energy-autonomous portable network nodes which are self-subsistent and limitlessly-scalable, to satisfy future demands with minimal infrastructure. It promises a paradigm shift by integrating and jointly optimising wireless networks with renewable energy sources, radiated energy harvesting and airborne access points, as well as establishing disruptive performance benchmarks for the combined wireless power-and-information distribution. Our results will kick-start an innovation ecosystem for infrastructure and service providers of ICT to develop and commercialise a new generation of autonomous, sustainable and power-independent communication networks with selforganising functionality, to enable 100% coverage in urban environments in a power-efficient manner; provide network access to all types of emergency, disaster and special events areas; and connect remote / developing areas with problematic infrastructure. PAINLESS relates to H2020-MSCA with a vision to produce the first generation of experts in a radically new wave of energy autonomous networks that will revolutionise the wireless networking technology landscape and the plethora of associated vertical business sectors.
 
For further information about the Project, please visit www.painless-itn.com.

The PhD student will be enrolled on the PhD programme at Aalborg University, Department of Energy Technology and will write his/her thesis on a topic related to Photovoltaic Energy Supply for future Energy Neutral Base Stations, supervised by a member of the academic staff at Aalborg University, and co-supervised by members of the academic and industrial teams during the secondments. Further information about the PhD project is below: Objectives: This PhD project focuses on accurate modelling of the photovoltaic -based energy supply for the Base Stations (BS). Throughout the project two main cases will be thoroughly investigated. Case 1: ground-based BSs, where PV panels must ensure long-term energy-autonomous operation. Case 2: drone-based BSs, where solar cells must contribute to extended flight time and range. Furthermore, to assess the net energy provided by the solar cells, the power electronic converters that ensure the conversion of the variable PV cell voltages to the required level as well as Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) to ensure optimum energy extraction from the PV cells will be thoroughly investigated and modelled. Both theoretical analysis and simulations as well as lab experiments should be included.

The ESR’s PhD must be designed and conceived as an integral part of the overall PAINLESS project. The successful candidate will be a team player, prepared to work closely with the Project’s senior staff and other ESRs. By the end of the third year the ESR will be expected to complete a publishable chapter for the volume constituting one of the major deliverables of PAINLESS. This chapter can be a part of the PhD dissertation. This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of a network of leading scholars working on state of the art technologies in Wireless Communications. In addition to PhD supervision, the successful candidate will benefit from a wide-ranging training programme, which will encompass:

a)    Regular summer/winter schools pertaining to both, technical skills on topics in wireless communications relevant to the scope of the PAINLESS project, and a range of transferrable skills (research management, entrepreneurship, patents, etc.);
b)    An overseas research secondment to one of the partner universities in the PAINLESS consortium;
c)    A secondment to a non-academic training partner; d)    A number of career fares towards the end of their project, to assist in their future employment.

The ESR will help organise and present their research at a major international conference on the themes of the PAINLESS research programme.

Duties & Responsibilities
1.    Undertake postgraduate research in support of the agreed doctoral research project.
2.    Work closely with the academic supervisors to ensure the compatibility of the individual project with the overall goals of PAINLESS.
3.    Present and publish research to both academic and
non-academic audiences.
4.    Attend and participate in academic and non-academic conferences, events and seminars.
5.    Attend and participate in all training events and supervisory meetings.
6.    Be seconded to other network partners as necessary to fulfil the grant obligations.
7.    Prepare progress reports and similar documents on research for funding bodies, as required.
8.    Contribute to the delivery and management of the wider Programme, including attending and participating in programme committee meetings.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the ESR may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification

1.    A good Undergraduate degree and a postgraduate Master’s degree (or equivalent) in electronic or electrical engineering, or a physical sciences subject.
2.    Excellent written and verbal communication, including presentation skills.
3.    Highly proficient English language skills.
4.    Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
5.    Ability to think logically, create solutions and make informed decisions.
6.    Willingness to work collaboratively in a research environment.
7.    A strong commitment to your own continuous professional development.
8.    Ability to travel and work across Europe.

Eligibility Requirements

All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:

a)    Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.

b)    At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

How to apply

Application must be submitted online at https://www.vacancies.aau.dk/

The application must include:
a)    A cover letter explaining your motivation for applying.
b)    A Curriculum Vitae setting out your educational qualifications as well as any additional scientific achievements and publications.
c)    Evidence of Advanced-level English – IELTS (or equivalent) overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
d)    A copy of your Master’s certificate (or equivalent) or certificate of graduation.
e)    An official transcript of the completed subjects and grades achieved in the course of the Master’s programme.
f)    Two letters of recommendation from researchers familiar with your academic activities, e.g. the advisor of your Master’s thesis. The referees must e-mail their recommendations directly to (your university’s HR link).
g)    A short research proposal on the project’s theme (max. 2,000 words)

Selection process

The selection and recruitment processes of the ESRs will be in accordance with the European Charter and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The recruitment process will be open, transparent, impartial, equitable, and merit-based. There will be no overt/covert discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability or age. To this end, the following selection criteria for the recruitment of the ESRs will be considered:

1)    Curriculum vitae
2)    Academic performance (diplomas, university transcripts, etc.)
3)    Research and industrial experience
4)    Awards and fellowships
5)    Publications and patents
6)    Research, leadership, and creativity potential
7)    English knowledge
8)    Other relevant items based on the specific candidate
The recruitment process will adhere to the guidelines described in the Grant Agreement of the PAINLESS project. At the network’s level, the recruitment panel will include a minimum of 3 members of the project in order to guarantee gender- and sector-balance.

Applications close on 31 January 2019 and interviews are anticipated to be held February-March 2019.

The applications will be analysed after the application deadline, and the shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Skype interview.

By applying for this position, you give consent to circulate your application within the consortium members.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Dezso Sera, Department of Energy Technology, phone: +4530622675, email: des@et.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 every six months. 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 Lise Suhr Mogensen, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: lsm@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 3687.

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: 31 January 2019
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral position in functional amyloid

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University invites applications for an 18-month postdoc position on the molecular mechanisms of aggregation of functional amyloid.

The position is available from 1. february 2019 or as soon as possible.

Job description

You are expected to contribute to the design, preparation and biophysical and structural analysis of functional amyloid proteins.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in structural or molecular biology with at least one first author publication within this area.

Furthermore, the application must have demonstrated experience within the following areas:
protein engineering
cloning
protein expression and purification
spectroscopic analysis of protein structure and conformation
structural studies on aggregation-prone proteins

The following competences will be an advantage:

Biophysical, structural and bioinformatics/computational experience with proteins in general and functional amyloid proteins in particular
Experience in working with international collaborators

The place of work is iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, DK – 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University.

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 22 January 2019
Unit: Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center
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Post expires on Tuesday January 22nd, 2019

Postdoc in surface science and electrochemistry

Applicants are invited to submit their application for a postdoctoral position in surface science and electrochemistry at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at University of Aarhus, Denmark.
The position is available from January 2019 and for period of 24 months. Candidates should be able to start 1/3-2019 the latest.

Tasks
The work will focus on research in fundamental experimental characterization of electrochemically relevant surfaces and development of new equipment for such research. The successful candidate will be joining a research project seeking to understand the fundamental atomic-scale properties of electrochemically active surfaces, incl. battery materials, electrocatalysts for water splitting and CO2 conversion and storage systems. The project is based at the research group of Jeppe V. Lauritsen at iNANO, but it will also involve collaboration with several groups at iNANO, Dept. of Chemistry and Dept. of Engineering at AU and international collaboration partners.

Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with documented experience in experimental surface science studies, UHV-based scanning tunneling microscopy or extensive experience in surface characterization within electrochemistry. You should have a recent PhD degree in experimental physics, chemistry or materials science or equivalent disciplines with a successful and documented scientific record. Since the project involves design and installation of a new electrochemistry cell on a UHV-STM and a synchrotron beamline, it will be an strong advantage if you can document technical skills within handling of ultra-high vacuum (UHV) equipment, development work at a synchrotron beamline, or equivalent.

Who are we

The Lauritsen group is located at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University. The iNANO Center (www.inano.au.dk) is a major research and education center hosting more than 40 skilled senior scientists, 100 post docs and 120 PhD students. The center combines expertise and faculty from physics, chemistry, molecular biology and medicine to carry out world-class interdisciplinary research. iNANO offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment with many industrial, national and international collaborators. The project will also be supported by the newly established Integrated Materials Research Center (iMAT) at Aarhus University.

Place of Work

The place of work is the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej, Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Assoc. Prof Jeppe V. Lauritsen, jvang@inano.au.dk, Tel:23382369

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 23 January 2019
Unit: Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center
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Post expires on Wednesday January 23rd, 2019

PhD student position in space physics

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before

2019-04-15

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

The Department of Physicsis looking for a candidate for a PhD position in space physics. Starting date in September 2019 or by agreement. The PhD project will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists from the University Centre in Svalbard and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The last day to apply is April 15, 2019.

Project description
The solar wind carries large amounts of energy and mass throughout the solar system, but Earth is partly shielded by two thin boundaries and current sheets: the bow shock and the magnetopause. The bow shock is the outermost boundary where the supersonic solar wind is slowed down and a turbulent magnetosheath plasma is created.

The bow shock has long been considered to be a quite passive element of space physics. However, recent studies show that it can have a far more important role for the magnetosphere, with bow shock processes causing geomagnetic disturbances all the way down to the ionosphere: For example, magnetosheath jets (localized kinetic energy enhancements) generated at the shock can impact the magnetopause and cause disturbances in the geomagnetic field.

In the project we will use data from several spacecraft missions and ground-based observatories to investigate the response of magnetosheath jets in the polar regions.

The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council.

Qualifications
To be admitted for studies at third-cycle level you are required to have completed a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits. The recruitment procedure will follow the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen). Prerequisites include 240 ECTS credits (högskolepoäng) of higher education studies, of which 60 ECTS credits should be on an advanced level (Master’s level), or equivalent. In addition to these requirements, 120 ECTS credits need to be in physics.

We are looking for a highly motivated and responsible candidate who is passionate for developing as an individual scientist as well as a space physics research team member. In order to succeed as a PhD student, you must be creative, goal-oriented and devoted to work. In order to be admitted to postgraduate studies, it is required that the applicant has necessary knowledge from university higher education or corresponding relevant for the PhD education area. Analysis of data is an essential part of the work, and good skills in programming and good experience from using Matlab and C or equivalent are required. Good communication skills in written and spoken English is also a requirement. You must also have good interpersonal skills, be resourceful, and have a high degree of independence.

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

Application
The application should include the following

1. A cover letter. It should include your contact information, your qualifications and previous experience relevant for the position, your motives for wanting to pursue studies at the PhD level in this area, your career ambitions, and the expectations you have on working life after you have completed a doctoral degree.

2. A curriculum vitae (CV);

3. Verified copies of degree certificates translated into Swedish or English, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades (for an international applicant, the grading system should be shortly described);

4. A copy of your BSc and/or MSc thesis or similar and, if applicable, other research publications;

5. Names and contact information for at least three reference persons.

Your application should be written in Swedish or English and be submitted via our e-recruitment system Varbi (link below).

Information
For further information, contact Maria Hamrin, maria.hamrin@space.umu.se.

Applications must be submitted via the e-recruitment system Varbi no later than April 15, 2019.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Admission

September 2019 or by agreement

Contact

Maria Hamrin

090-786 60 36

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-2173-18

Salary

According to a local agreement for PhD Students

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

ST

090-786 54 31

SEKO

090-786 52 96

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before 2019-04-15

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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD Position in Computational Physics

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before 2019-01-31

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

Department of Physics at Umeå University (www.physics.umu.se) conducts strong research in the areas of organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics, theoretical and computational physics.

The Department of Physics is looking for a PhD student in computational physics for a project aimed at physics-based modeling and numerical methods for machine perception in unstructured environments. Application deadline is 31 January 2019. The position will open in 1 March 2019 (exact start date can be negotiated).

Project Description
The selected candidate will work with computational modeling and simulation of granular materials in combination with machine learning in order to find new methods of perception in unstructured environments with mechanical manipulators. Synthetic sensor data from large set of scenarios can be produced using virtual environments based on digital physics. This provide data for training models for machine perception, capable of not only detecting objects but also learn about their physical nature, relevant for manipulator control. Challenges in machine perception include creating generic models, easy to adapt for specific domains. Including physics in the training data is considered to be a key factor. The candidate will participate in the research project “Machine perception for smart and automated forest operations” within the research program Mistra Digital Forest, work at UMIT Research Lab and collaborate with various research groups and industry parties.

The employment is expected to result in a doctoral degree and the main assignment for the doctoral student is thus to be active in research, study doctoral courses, and possibly participate in teaching of courses at undergraduate level. Financing time is limited to four years full time. Teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%) can be included. The employment is limited to four years at full time or up to five years if teaching and other departmental work is performed. The salary is fixed according to the established salary level for doctoral students.

Competence requirements
The successful candidate should hold a master degree (or equivalent) in physics or engineering physics. Applicants should have knowledge of computational physics or computational modeling and programming skills in C++ or Python. Experience of high-performance computing, multi-body and particle dynamics as well as machine learning will be seen as an advantage. The candidate must be highly motivated and have the ability to work independently as well as a part of the research group. The applicant is required to be fluent in both oral and written English.

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

To fulfill the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level within the subject of computational science with a profile in physics, the applicant is required to have completed courses within the field of computational science (such as mathematics, mathematical statistics and computing science) comprising at least 120 ECTS credits.

Application
The application should include the following:
1. A personal letter with a brief description of qualifications, research interests, and why you are interested in the position.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Copies of relevant degree diploma(s).
4. A list of university courses with grades. Note that for international applicants the grading system should be explained in brief.
5. A copy of master thesis and publications (if any).
6. Contact information of three reference persons.

Information
For more information contact Martin Servin, email: martin.servin@umu.se, tel: +4690-786 6508
Applications must be submitted via e-recruitment system Varbi no later than 2019-01-31.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admission

1 March 2019 (exact start date can be negotiated).

Contact

Martin Servin

090-7866508

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-2166-18

Salary

According to a local agreement for PhD Students

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

ST

090-786 54 31

SEKO

090-786 52 96

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before 2019-01-31

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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

Doctoral Student in climatology/physical oceanography

Diary id: PAR 2018/1815 Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary) Location: Department of Earth Sciences Apply by: 2019-01-31

The Department of Earth Sciences has 65 employees. We have Bachelor and Master’s programmes in Earth Sciences and in Geography as well as third-cycle education. Our strongest research areas lie within climatology, biogeochemistry, petrology/geochemistry and applied geoscience. The research strategy for the department emphasizes on further development of Earth System Science.

More information on our website: http://gvc.gu.se

Subject area description

The Arctic sea ice is experiencing dramatic changes. Since satellite observations began in the late 1970s, the summer sea ice extent decreased by 40% and volume by 65%, while the winter 2018 had the lowest extent ever recorded. Yet models have so far proven incapable of reproducing current Arctic sea ice decay, and hence cannot be trusted to provide accurate prediction of future sea ice conditions. One possible explanation for the models’ failure is that the role of the oceanic heat content in melting sea ice from below all year-round has so far been overlooked. This project focuses on the least studied yet largest contributor (in volume) to this oceanic heat: the deep Arctic Ocean.

The deep Arctic Ocean has so far been so under researched because observations are too few. This unique Doctoral Student project is thus embedded in two large international field campaigns to the Arctic, MOSAiC and the Synoptic Arctic Survey, to collect simultaneous hydrographic and chemical measurements over an entire year in the entire Arctic Ocean. Using all these observations, this Doctoral Student project aims to determine the processes responsible for deep Arctic water renewal, mixing and transport; their spatio-temporal variability; and their response to a warming Arctic climate.

Job assignments

The Doctoral Student will combine new in-situ observations with historical and modelling data. She or he will quantify the impact and variability of the inflow from Fram Strait and the Siberian shelves as well as geothermy on the deep Arctic Ocean. She or he will not only determine the mean climatological state but also the variability at high spatio-temporal resolutions, over the whole deep European basin of the Arctic, currently and in future climate change scenarios. The overarching aim of this project is to determine for the first time the complete dynamics of heat transport into the deep Arctic Ocean in order to accurately project changes on the resulting sea level rise and sea ice notably.

The main tasks are:

– To collect hydrographic measurements and deploy autonomous sensors in summer 2020 from the Swedish ice breaker Oden as part of the Synoptic Arctic Survey.

– To contribute to mapping the entire deep Arctic Ocean circulation, from its sources to the deepest measured point.

– To quantify the variability of deep Arctic water properties, and identify the drivers of this variability from historical measurements and new autonomous sensors.
– To forecast changes in the deep Arctic Ocean and entire climate system using the most accurate climate models available to date.

Eligibility

To be admitted to doctoral studies it is required that you have been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Eligible are those who hold a second cycle university degree in any of the following subjects; Physics, Physical Oceanography, Fluid Dynamics, Climatology, Earth Science or any other field that the employer consider to be related. Basic knowledge in Physical Oceanography and Environmental Science is a requirement, as well as a strong interest in the polar oceans. The Doctoral Student has to participate in the ship-based two-month field campaign to the Arctic in August-October 2020 (note that there is no swimming requirement). Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, as well as in Matlab or Python are requirements as well.

The Doctoral Student will participate in fieldwork on board the Swedish ice breaker Oden, with a mostly Swedish team. As such, proficiency in one of the Scandinavian languages is desirable; so is past experience at sea, as well as some experience with handling of large dataset, especially in a Linux environment.

Assessment

The following criteria will be applied to select among applicants:

– Qualifications from basic education
– Qualifications of advanced education and special requirements
– The applicant’s ability to successfully take part in a research expedition
– The relevance and motivation of the candidate for the planned project
– The relevance of previous studies for the planned postgraduate studies
– Assessment of the applicant’s ability to benefit from research studies
– The applicant’s ability to work in a research group

Employment

Type of employment: Temporary employment, HF 5 kap 7§ Doktorandanställning
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Earth Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: As agreed, but no later than 2019-08-19

A third cycle education at our department will lead to the degree of doctor of philosophy in Natural sciences. This Doctoral Student is funded by external funds and by the department.

Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1998:80. Only those who are admitted to third-cycle studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. They may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration according to the regulations.

The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. The total employment period may not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle studies for four years.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

For further information regarding the position

Céline Heuzé
Associate Senior Lecturer
celine.heuze@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Along with the application:
– CV (max 2 pages);
– Cover letter, stating your motivation for joining this project and this team, and how you plan to contribute to it (max 2 pages);
– Name and email address of two references: one from master’s studies, and if prior experience at sea, the other reference must be expedition leader or equivalent.

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. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

PhD student position in Theoretical Physics: Understanding charge transfer in molecules at surfaces

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The materials and density-functional theory group at MC2, Chalmers, invites applications for a Ph.D. position, Theoretical Physics: Understanding charge transfer in molecules at surfaces.

About the department
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 extend the DFT success to organic systems!
We are fellow architects of modern, so-called truly nonlocal DFT calculations. Our van der Waals (vdW) density functional (vdW-DF) method is a computationally efficient formulation of nonlocal DFT that also describes vdW forces. These forces arise, for example, among organic molecules and typically control the structure in organic systems. Traditional DFT is already the workhorse for theory in much of material science and chemistry. The vdW-DF method is opening doors for DFT-based characterization in broader organic chemistry, in nanoscience, in nanotechnology, and for biomaterials.

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 heterogeneous organic systems. This is a huge class of problems of both fundamental and technological importance. For example, we can now engineer the binding at the interface between an organics dye and a semiconducting or metal substrate, a key step in the design of better solar cells.

About the Ph.D. research project
You will help us resolve important remaining challenges for the organics-interface problem. We want to understand not only the material structure but also the electrical contact at the interface. We want to describe the interplay between interface charge transfer and the vdW binding. The project is part of a transatlantic collaboration.

Major responsibilities
The Ph.D. research project involves method development for nonlocal DFT, with an emphasis on improving the description of charge transfer processes in organics. You must learn to use the fortran and python languages as you will implement, code, and test the developments. You will also apply the method progress to study the charge transfer at specific organics-semiconductor/metal interfaces. Finally, you must also complete a set of Ph.D. courses and, when relevant, participate in international collaborations.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The Ph.D. position is limited to 4 year. An extension of up to one year, for teaching, may be possible, if undergraduate teaching is available.

Qualifications
We seek a highly motivated and self-propelled person who has completed a master level in Physics, in Engineering Physics or in Physical Chemistry. Some training in condensed matter physics is a requirement.

You are fluent in oral and written English. You are able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative effort. Prior experience in scripting languages like python is an advantage.

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 20180715 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: 15 February, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Per Hyldgaard, EMSL-MC2
E-mail: hyldgaar@chalmers.se
Phone +46 76 101 0581


   



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Postdoctoral position: Electrochemist for evaluating platinum-free fuel cells

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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department of 13 at Chalmers with approximately 320 employees, divided into four research divisions. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg and perform research ranging from fundamental and applied chemistry to chemical engineering of industrial plants. We conduct teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas.

We tackle global challenges in the areas of health, energy, sustainability and transport by developing new knowledge and enabling technologies in the areas of nano- and materials science and chemical production methods. Our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.
Information about the project
In the ongoing transition to a more sustainable society we are active in the development of a new catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells that is free from noble metals. We are now in the process of incorporating this catalyst in large area membrane electrode assemblies and in a full scale fuel cell stack of 1 kW. For this we search for a postdoc with expertise in electrochemical evaluation and modelling of electrochemical data with experience from evaluating individual membrane electrode assembies and fuel cell stacks.

The project is carried out together with the group of Prof. Torbjörn Thiringer, Electrical Engineering, who has expertise in the design of power electronics and in electrical characterization of energy storage systems and the analysis of electric power data under static and dynamic conditions of their operation.

The project will involve collaborations with other group members and is related to our recent papers in Chem. Mater., 25 (2013) 856-861; Fuel cells, 16, (2016), 4-22; Fuel cells, 16, (2016), 23-31; J. Power Sources, 357, (2017), 87-96; J. Phys. Chem. C. 121, (2017), 21827–21835; J. Mater. Chem. A, 6, (2018), 3116-3125.

Major responsibiliy
You will work with electrochemical evaluation of membrane electrode assemblies and fuel cell stacks based on noble metal-free fuel cell catalysts and employ modelling to interpret electrochemical data.

Key parts of the work will be related to
• Rotating disc electrode, single cell fuel cell and fuel cell stack measurements
• Modelling of electrochemical data
• Correlating electrochemical performance with preparation procedures of membrane electrode assemblies

The position also includes collaborating with PhD and MSc students in the two groups and is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry and the public sector.

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

Qualifications
To qualify as a postdoc candidate, you must have a PhD level degree in Chemistry or Materials Science or equivalent with a focus on electrochemistry and electrochemical evaluation methods for electrode materials. Hands on experience with electrochemical measurements and modelling of electrochemical data are mandatory. Competence in CFD modelling, structural characterisation methods, colloidal processing, and carbon materials synthesis are meritorius.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate is expected to have good collaboration skills and be able to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.

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

Our offer to you
Chalmers 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 20180739 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: 31 January 2019

For questions, please contact:
Anders Palmqvist, Professor, Applied Chemistry, anders.palmqvist@chalmers.se, +46317722961




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Post doc in molecular biophysics focused on Bayesian Modeling

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 7 400 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.

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to run a project where Bayesian statistical methods are developed to analyze experimental data interrogating the three-dimensional structure of proteins.  

A central goal in this project is to solve fundamental challenges involving of how proteins self-assemble to form larger structures using time-resolved experimental data, primarily from small angle scattering (SAS). The candidate will develop Bayesian approaches to infer kinetic models of self-assembly processes from the experimental data. The project will also involve the development of other statistical inference methods coupled to the analysis of SAS data, and additional methods to investigate the structure of mixtures of proteins in solution.  

We would consider candidates with two different backgrounds for this position. Either a computational statistician with expertise in Bayesian modelling. Alternatively, an SAS expert with experience in computational method development. 

Candidates with computational statistics background are not required to have an expertise in protein science or scattering methods, but should have an interest in applying probabilistic modeling to problems in chemistry and physics. 

Qualifications 

Qualifications computational statistics background: 

  • The applicant should have a PhD in statistics, computer science, machine learning, bioinformatics, biophysics or other relevant fields.
  • The applicant should have experience in computational probabilistic modeling. Experience of analysis of data analysis with Bayesian statistical methods using Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampling methods is required.
  • The applicant should have substantial experience of developing programs for advanced statistical computation platforms.
  • The candidate must also be fluent in English (written and spoken). 

Candidates with SAS background are not required to have an expertise in Bayesian statistics, but should have acquired an understanding of the theoretical basis for probabilistic modeling methods and have an interest in applying such methods in SAS.  

Qualifications SAS background:

  • The applicant should have a PhD in chemistry, physics, biophysics or other relevant fields.
  • The applicant should have substantial experience in computational modeling of SAS data.
  • The applicant should be experienced in scientific software development.
  • The candidate must also be fluent in English (written and spoken). 

The following experiences are considered meriting:

  • Background in one or more of the following languages: C++, C, Matlab, Python, R
  • Experience with probabilistic modeling frameworks such as Stan, PyMC3 or Edward.
  • Background in Bayesian graphical networks
  • Background in protein modeling

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
employ
ment
Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible for two years
SalaryMonthly salary
Number
of positions
1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4127
Contact Ingemar André, Senior Lecturer, +46 46-2224470Magdalena Brossing, Hr officer, +46 46-2229562
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date20.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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.

Clouds containing ice at sub-zero temperatures cover wide areas of the globe. Their phase changes during global warming have been predicted to influence climate change.  Their severe weather, in the form of hail or freezing rain on the ground or on air, causes much damage.

Initiation of ice inside clouds is crucial because the numbers of crystals in clouds control the production of snow, freezing rain, graupel and hail. Initiation of ice affects the latent heating and dynamics of clouds.  However, there is much uncertainty about ice initiation.

Jobbassignment
The work will involve numerical modeling. Lab observations from a partner institution of a new process of fragmentation of ice will be represented. The role of the process will be assessed for individual clouds with our aerosol-cloud models. After validation of the simulations, various analyses will be performed for four basic cloud-types. This will involve coding with FORTRAN 90 in a UNIX environment.

Desirable skills and qualifications
The applicant must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physics or equivalent field.

  • Applicant should have experience of FORTRAN in UNIX environment.

It is desirable to have documented knowledge from their university education in

  • Mathematics, especially differential equations
  • Numerical methods and/or computer programming
  • Physical meteorology (e.g. cloud physics).

In the application, applicants should provide evidence of how they meet these requirements.


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§.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-06-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4520
Contact Vaughan Phillips, Senior university lecturer, +46 462221732Vendela Breeze, HR administrator, +46 462223085
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 462229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 462229364SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 462229366
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Last application date28.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Supernova Theory

Ref. No. SU FV-4299-18
Closing date: 21/01/2019

at the Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 21 January 2019.

The supernova group in the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University (along with others in the Oskar Klein Centre) is one of the strongest in Europe with over 30 active researchers studying various aspects of from the explosion itself, the electromagnetic and neutrino signals, and the astrophysical and cosmological implications.

Project description
We are seeking applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of core-collapse supernova theory. This position will be in collaboration with Dr. Evan O’Connor and the supernova group at Stockholm University. The project will focus on numerical simulations of the central engine and the astrophysical consequences of the resulting explosions.

Main responsibilities
The position will see the successful applicant joining our group effort of modeling the core-collapse supernova central engine and the explosions that follow with state-of-the-art multidimensional hydrodynamic and neutrino transport software. The position will also afford the possibility to interact with the extensive theoretical and observational supernovae groups, other computational astrophysics groups, and the larger astronomy and physics community at Stockholm University and the Oskar Klein Centre.

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

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

In the appointment process, attention will be given to research skills surrounding the area of computational astrophysics including previous experience with high performance computing, parallel computing, hydrodynamics, and neutrinos, but all candidates with an interest in the theoretical aspects of supernovae and their astrophysical consequences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension after mutual agreement and availability of funds. Start date in mid-2019, or as agreed upon by the parties.

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 Evan O’Connor, evan.oconnor@astro.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research statement (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – past research and research plan, including what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • List of publications.

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 21/01/2019

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Post expires on Friday January 18th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sediment Biogeochemistry

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Closing date: 18 January 2019.

At the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University, research and education is conducted in an international environment. The subject areas are Ecology and Evolution, Ecotoxicology, Marine Biology, Plant Physiology and Plant Systematics. Some of the research has direct environmental and societal relevance and the approach is often broad and interdisciplinary. About 140 people are working at the Department, of which ca. 35 are teachers and researchers and 50 are PhD students.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project How does bottom trawling affect seafloor integrity, water quality and protected areas in the Baltic Sea? Benthic sediments and their associated fauna may be severely disturbed by bottom trawling and suspended sediment can increase turbidity and be transported by currents into other less disturbed areas. However, these processes have not been quantified in the Baltic Sea, despite this information being essential in the effective planning of MPAs, ecosystem-based sustainable fisheries management and assessment of seafloor integrity and ecological status of benthic ecosystems in the Baltic. The three year project is a collaboration between ecologists, geologists, geochemists, fisheries scientists, ecotoxicologists and modellers.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research into how sediment biogeochemical properties, processes and fluxes might be altered by bottom trawling. The project will involve both fieldwork and lab experiments.

Qualification requirementsPostdoctoral 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 criteriaThe 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 and scientific proficiency. In particular, experience of using a range of methodological approaches to quantify benthic biogeochemical processes is essential, as is experience of working at sea. Applications will be assessed based on the CV and supporting material, and interviews for those selected for the shortlist.

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 11 March 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 the project coordinator, Prof Clare Bradshaw, telephone: +46 8 16 17 37, clare.bradshaw@su.se.

Union representativesIngrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 18/01/2019

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Simulations of Biomolecules at Nanomaterials Surfaces


Ref. No. SU FV-4493-18ShareShare

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 31 January 2019.

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry conducts research and education in materials chemistry, inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry. Computational chemistry is traditionally a strong research area at the department.

Project description
The project implies use of molecular simulations  to compute properties of nanomaterials (descriptors) that can be predictively linked to nanomaterials functionality, exposure and hazard, and be used in future in silico Integrated Approach to Testing and Assessment of the environmental health and safety of nanomaterials. The methodology includes molecular dynamics, metadynamics and quantum-chemical computations. The development of code/software for modeling and analysis is one of the tasks. The project is financed by Horizon2020 projects SmartNanoTox and NanoSolveIT.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in the areas described above.

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 skill. The applicant should have experience in research in computational chemistry and molecular simulations. Ability to program in languages such as Fortran, C / C ++, Python is a requirement. Strong theoretical background in computational chemistry and statistical thermodynamics, experience in the use of different computational chemistry software, experience in biomolecular research are advantageous. The choice of candidate will be based on documented theoretical knowledge relevant to the area, knowledge of and experience in using of programs and theoretical methods, analytic ability, ability to work in group as well as independently, personal involvement.

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 1 April 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 Professor Alexander Lyubartsev, telephone: +46 8 16 11 93, alexander.lyubartsev@mmk.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • 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: 31/01/2019

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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow within Climate Modelling

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Postdoctoral Fellow within Climate Modelling

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position at the Geophysical Institute in the field of Climate Modelling. The position is for a period of 4 years and is associated with externally funded projects.

About the project/work tasks

Research Council of Norway funds the postdoctoral position in the Nansen Legacy project, which aims to make an integrated assessment of climate and ecosystem change in the Barents Seas. The position will be within the Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit that focuses on predicting climate in the Atlantic-to-Arctic sector from a season and beyond. There will be synergies with the European Union H2020 project Blue Action: Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate (http://blue-action.eu/); and the NordForsk Nordic Centre of Excellence ARCPATH (http://www.ncoe-arcpath.org). Both multi-disciplinary projects aim to provide insights into future changes in the Artic, both climatic and societal.

The main focus of the postdoctoral position will be to develop a higher resolution version of the Norwegian Earth System Model that is more suitable for representing the interaction between the North Atlantic, Nordic Seas, and Arctic and to better capture ocean-atmosphere interaction over mid-latitude sea surface temperature fronts. The applicant will use the model to study variability and predictability of climate in the Arctic-to-Atlantic sector. There will be close collaboration with the developers of the Norwegian Earth System and Climate Prediction Models, and specifically with those working on mechanistic assessment, data assimilation, and biogeochemistry.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree in mathematics, physics, meteorology, oceanography, climate dynamics, or another relevant discipline, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • A strong background in applied mathematics is required.
  • Experience with numerical modelling, and high-performance computing is required. Strongly desired are experience in ocean and atmospheric models.
  • Very good programming skills in Fortran, Matlab or Python.
  • Understanding of climate dynamics and predictability. Additional knowledge about ocean biogeochemistry and data assimilation would be beneficial.
  • Adequate proficiency in both written and oral English for publishing results and communicating with other scientists is necessary.
  • Special requirements for the position are the willingness and ability to work across disciplinary boundaries in an interdisciplinary team as well as to work independently on your tasks.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department.

It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 59 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 3) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 515 200. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable) 

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact: Professor Noel Keenlyside, Geophysical Institute, email: Noel.Keenlyside@uib.no

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

Upon the expiry of the closing date for applications, an evaluation committee will be appointed. As an applicant, you have a right of access to the committee’s description of your formal and professional qualifications. If you wish to take advantage of this right of access, please contact the executive officer in charge after receiving information about the appointment of the evaluation committee.

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

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

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Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

One or more PhD Stipends in Terahertz Spectroscopy of Explosives (915-18084)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production, one og more PhD stipend(s) is available within the PhD programme Materials Science, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.The stipend is open for appointment from 1 March 2019 or soon hereafter.

Job description

About the Department of Materials and Production:
The Department of Materials and Production (MP) is a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department’s mission is to meet the future demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production, and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups, which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators, several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the Department, you will become a part of an international research environment, where the focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

The research area of the PhD stipend will be within terahertz optics and spectroscopy. The PhD position will be part of the project: Detection of Explosives using Terahertz Radiation at Improved Standoff-distances (DETRIS), which is funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark.

The main goal of the DETRIS project is to increase the standoff-distance, at which explosives can be reliably identified using terahertz spectroscopy. The PhD will involve the design, testing and optimization of an advanced continuous-wave terahertz system optimized for spectroscopic identification of explosives at standoff-distances of 10s of meters.

The applicant should have experience with optics and spectroscopy in general, as well as terahertz optics and spectroscopy in particular. Experience with near-infrared optics, fiber optics, terahertz spectroscopy on explosives, and continuous-wave THz spectroscopy will be an advantage. Basic programming skills in MatLab will also be advantageous, and good oral and written proficiency in the English language will be required.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Esben Skovsen (phone: +45 9940 7484, e-mail: es@mp.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 the 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 every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

An assessment committee will assess the qualifications of the applicant. Based on 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 Ruth Klitte, the Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk , phone: +45 9940 7993.

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: 31 January 2019
Unit:
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Boundary-layer Meteorology


Ref. No. SU FV-4246-18S

at the Department of Meteorology. Closing date: 21 January 2019.

The Department of Meteorology is the leading department in Sweden for research and education in Meteorology and Physical climate science, including Atmospheric physics, Dynamical meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. We study processes ranging from the deep ocean to the mesosphere and use tools including theory, statistics, numerical modeling, and measurements from the ground surface and ships, using balloons, aircrafts, rockets and satellites. The department employs over 25 scientists and about 30 PhD students and is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, that together with five other departments at the university supports and promotes interdisciplinary research in climate and Earth system sciences, and is also a partner in the Swedish e-science Research Centre (SeRC), promoting the use of computational tools for scientific discovery.

Project description
In this project, the focus is on improving model performance for near-surface parameters in numerical weather prediction and climate models with a special emphasis on the boundary-layer turbulence and its role for the general circulation. Within this general framework, the successful candidate will be able to shape the project, together with the project leader, building on previous work using tailored observational data and modeling tools such as a coupled Atmosphere Ocean Single Column Model (AOSCM) and the corresponding global models OpenIFS/EC-Earth.

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, Oceanography, Climate Science or in a related field.

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

The assessment is based on previous research experience. Research analyzing model results and/or model development analysis will be an advantage. 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.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for one year with likely extension. Start date during winter/spring 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 Prof. Gunilla Svensson, gunilla@misu.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • 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: 21/01/2019

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Post expires on Monday January 21st, 2019

Postdoc position: Nanoscale X-ray physics

Lund University, Dept of Physics, Synchrotron Radiation Research

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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 Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.
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The Division of Synchrotron Radiation Physics (http://www.sljus.lu.se) is a part of the Department of Physics and has more than 40 employees. The focus of the research is on experimental studies of electronic, structural, and chemical properties of materials. The Division is developing a new activity focussing on magnetic properties.  At the Division we use and develop a wide range of large facility- and lab-based techniques. We are additionally engaged in the development of the MAX IV Laboratory in the fields of beamlines, experimental stations, techniques for Synchrotron radiation and the accelerator systems. MAX IV (www.maxiv.lu.se/) is a national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University and situated within biking distance from the Department of Physics. It provides scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with the most brilliant Synchrotron radiation source and instrumentation for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology.

NanoLund (http://www.nano.lu.se), formerly known as the Nanometer Structure Consortium, founded in 1988, supports and coordinates activities within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University. NanoLund is today Sweden’s largest research environment for nanoscience, engaging approximately 250 PhD students and scientists in the faculties of engineering, the natural sciences, and medicine at Lund University. Its vision is to bring together the most creative minds in a world-leading interdisciplinary research environment to help overcome society’s grand challenges by pushing the frontiers of nanoscience. NanoLund runs Lund Nano Lab (http://www.nano.lu.se/lundnanolab-2), a state of the art facility for nanofabrication.

For more information about the main supervisor of the project, please see: http://www.nano.lu.se/jesper.wallentin

Research project

X-rays have a unique ability to investigate samples in their natural state, such as live cells, proteins in solution or electronic devices in operation. Using state of the art optics, X-rays can now be focused to below 100 nm. This project will study the interaction of X-rays with semiconductor nanostructures.

The project will develop methods to study semiconductor nanodevices at high spatial resolution. Possible studies include for instance X-ray detection, X-ray diffraction of operational devices, and phase transitions. The candidate will have significant freedom to influence the direction of the project, and is expected to take initiatives and drive the project quite independently.

The project will create nanostructured devices, for instance single nanowire devices, using electron beam lithography, metal evaporation and other nanofabrication tools. The candidate will have access to the Lund Nano Lab (http://www.nano.lu.se/facilities/lund-nano-lab-(lnl)/about-lnl), which has world class facilities for nanodevice fabrication. There are also ample opportunities for collaboration with groups focused on synthesis and device fabrication in the NanoLund network.

Nanostructures will initially be characterized using electrical and optical methods. Subsequently, the devices will be investigated using nanofocused X-ray beams at the Nanomax beamline at the new MAX IV synchrotron, as well as at PETRA-III in Germany, ESRF in France and possibly other international synchrotron facilities.

Work description

The main duty involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to interact with the master students and the PhD students in the research group and contribute to meetings and seminars.

The candidate will have significant freedom and is expected to take initiatives and drive the project quite independently.

The work will be performed in collaboration with several other researchers at the institute as well as a number of Ph.D. students and master students.

Qualification requirements

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD degree, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for application.

The degree does not have to be completed at the time of application.

Other requirements:

The subject of the doctoral degree should be in physics or equivalent.

Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career development position primarily focused on research.  The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject area.

The following shall form the primary assessment criteria:

  1. A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  2. Teaching skills, or related experience, such as mentoring, supervision, or training in equipment use.

Additional assessment criteria are (not in order of importance):

  1. Experience in synchrotron X-ray analysis
  2. Experience in semiconductor fabrication techniques
  3. Experience in X-ray sources, detectors, diffraction and imaging
  4. Experience with novel materials such perovskites or nanowires.
  5. Experience in semiconductor physics, as well as optical and electrical characterization of semiconductors.
  6. Experience in programming and data analysis

Important personal qualities are, besides creativity and a curious mind, the ability to work both independently and in a group, and experience in scientific interaction with researchers from other disciplines and other countries.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

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 employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentSnarast enligt överenskommelse i två år
SalaryMånadslön
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/3915
Contact Jesper Wallentin, biträdande universitetslektor, +4646 222 04 69, jesper.wallentin@sljus.lu.se My Geborek, personalsamordnare, +46 46 222 48 53, my.geborek@science.lu.se
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date31.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019