Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

PhD Fellowship Position in Extragalactic Astronomy at the Cosmic Dawn Center

Introduction
The Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) at the Section for Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics at DTU Space, invites applications for a PhD Fellowship position starting in September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.  

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

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

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

The focus of the fellowship is likely to be on numerical simulations of the first galaxies as they formed and evolved during the cosmic dawn epoch.  One of the goals is to simulate the on-sky large-scale fluctuations in the line intensities of the first galaxies. Observing these fluctuations is called intensity mapping (IM), and is a new technique for studying the large-scale structure of the Universe. The IM signal depends both on the detailed astrophysical processes in the ISM within the galaxies as well as the underlying dark matter density.  The IM technique, therefore, provides important cosmological and astrophysical information, not readily obtained using other methods. The scope of the simulations may also be extended to understanding the formation of the first galaxies and clusters of galaxies. Such simulations will be undertaken in synergy with observations with ALMA and the JWST, as well as other major surveys such as COSMOS and the Cosmic Dawn Survey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Thomas Greve (tgreve@space.dtu.dk) at DAWN, tel.: +45 4525 9688.

You can read more about DTU Space at www.space.dtu.dk and the Cosmic Dawn Center at www.cosmicdawn.dk.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application
Please submit your online application by 25 February 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

DTU Space has about 145 employees, an annual turn-over of about 130 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astro-physics.

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-02-25 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Space

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on fredag februar 25th, 2022

2 PhD Students in theoretical physics (condensed-matter theory/statistical physics)

Ref PAR 2021/1501

Göteborgs universitet möter samhällets utmaningar med mångsidig kunskap. 53 300 studenter och 6 500 medarbetare gör universitetet till en stor och inspirerande arbetsplats. Stark forskning och attraktiva utbildningar lockar forskare och studenter från hela världen. Med ny kunskap och nya perspektiv bidrar Göteborgs universitet till en bättre framtid.

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located in the center of Gothenburg, with approximately 100 employees. The communication routes are good both nationally and internationally. The research focuses within the fields of Atom- and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Spintronics, and Complex Systems and Biophysics and is performed in an international environment with extensive national and international collaborations. The education programs at the Department include Bachelor- and Master programs in Physics, physics teacher-training programs, as well as outreach courses in Physics aimed for the general public. 

The research group works in theoretical and statistical physics, classical and quantum. On the quantum side we work on many-particle systems in condensed-matter and atomic physics, on the classical side on the mathematical analysis of models for particles in turbulence and reaction-diffusion systems.

Job assignments

The goal of PhD project 1 is to develop quantum-field theoretical methods (both analytical and numerical) that describe the non-equilibrium dynamics of classical and quantum systems, and to apply these methods to experimentally relevant situations.

The goal of PhD project 2 is to develop statistical methods for interactions and collisions of particles in turbulence, and to analyse these models with perturbation theory, asymptotic methods, and numerics.

As a PhD student you are expected to independently contribute to the development of mathematical models and their analysis with analytical and numerical methods.  

Being a PhD is a 4 year full-time studies and leads to a Doctoral Degree. Those who are employed as doctoral students must primarily devote themselves to their doctoral education. However, a doctoral student may to a limited extent work with education, research and administration. Such work may, before the doctoral degree is completed, not cover more than 20 % of full-time work.


Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements:

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding programme of relevance to the planned third-cycle programme, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.

*Relevant for the planned third-cycle education

The specific entry requirements also include an acceptable command of spoken and written English. Guidelines for assessing English proficiency may include a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test (or 213 on the TOEFL-CBT, or 79 on the TOEFL-iBT).

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1993:100.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with substantial experience and interest in analytical and numerical calculations in statistical, atomic, or condensed-matter physics. A genuine enthusiasm to work with experimental data is required. The successful candidates will demonstrate outstanding experience of independently pursuing analytical calculations (e.g. using singular perturbation theory, tensor analysis, quantum-mechanical few-body calculations, or quantum-field theory), and will be expected to perform advanced numerical simulations of model systems, quantum or classical.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years full time
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Physics, Gothenburg
First day of employment: February 2022 or by agreement

Appointment procedure

The application shall include:

Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
CV including scientific publications
Summary of your previous experience in theoretical physics (max one A4 page)
Copy or draft of the Master thesis
Copy of exam certificates
Two letters of reference

For further information regarding the position

Dr. Johannes Benedict Hofmann johannes.hofmann@physics.gu.se

Professor Bernhard Mehlig bernhard.mehlig@physics.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. 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 based of the qualifications registered in the application.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

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

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Till bemannings- och rekryteringsföretag och till dig som är försäljare: Göteborgs universitet anlitar upphandlad annonsbyrå i samband med rekrytering av personal. Vi undanber oss vänligen men bestämt direktkontakt med bemannings- och rekryteringsföretag samt försäljare av jobbannonser.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on fredag januar 7th, 2022

PhD scholarship in Itinerant Magnetism in 2D Materials

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

The present PhD project will be supervised by Thomas Olsen and focus on a first principles treatment of itinerant ferromagnetism is 2D materials. A range of methods will be implemented and applied. For example, exchange constants form the magnetic force theorem, magnon dynamics from Time-dependent density functional theory and dynamical spin fluctuation theory.   

Responsibilities and qualifications
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a first principles framework for understanding the fundamental properties of itinerant magnetism in 2D. Magnetic order in 2D relies crucially in spin-orbit coupling, which needs to be included at various levels in the theory. The topic is challenging, but offers a unique chance to delve deep into the rapidly evolving field of 2D magnetism. The candidate will work in a group consisting of four faculty members and 20 PhD students and postdocs; all dedicated to research involving first principles simulations. In the course of the project the candidate will acquire expert skills in

  • First principles computer simulations using state-of-the-art electronic structure software
  • Code development
  • Theory of magnetism in general
  • Handling extensive materials databases

If the above points sound interesting you may be our new PhD student!

Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, materials science or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

The candidate should have a strong background in solid-state physics or materials science. Experience with Python, first principles computer simulations, and Density Functional Theory will be an advantage, but is not a requirement. In addition, the candidate must have excellent communications skills in English.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Thomas Olsen and will be based on marks (translated into the Danish grading system), the cover letter, and references.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Thomas Olsen, email: tolsen@fysik.dtu.dk.

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

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 14 January 2022 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-01-14 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Physics

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on fredag januar 14th, 2022

Postdoc Experimental Quantum Gas Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position in experimental quantum gas physics.

The position is available from March 1, 2022

Job description

Our research explores collective phenomena in ultracold quantum gases composed of neutral atoms and contributes to the development of future quantum technologies. The prospective work will involve the exploration of polaronic quantum states using an existing experimental apparatus. This will include experiment design, lab work, data analysis and theoretical modelling of the experiment. Further details of the ongoing research can be found at https://phys.au.dk/uqgg0.

The successful candidate will interact with researchers in the Center for Complex Quantum Systems (CCQ) (https://phys.au.dk/ccq) at Aarhus University, which offers exciting opportunities for collaborative research at the interface of quantum optics, quantum information science and many-body physics.

Who are you?

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in physics. We are looking for talented and highly motivated applicants with a keen interest in quantum optics and quantum many-body physics. The successful candidate has a background in experimental cold atom physics and has demonstrated an ability for original research.  The applicant will have the possibility of advising PhD students in the group and to take on some teaching duties. We are aware of the under representation of minorities in physics, and welcome a diverse group of researchers who pursue early stage research with us.   
  

Who we are

The successful candidate will be offered a lively and inspiring research environment through broad collaborative quantum science initiative CCQ at the department. The CCQ strives to create ideal conditions for the personal and scientific development of its postdocs, who are encouraged to participate in a variety of transferable skill courses, workshops and programs, offered by Aarhus University. Denmark is known for a high quality of life and a healthy work-life balance, and the city of Aarhus offers many recreational and cultural activities in a safe, tolerant and casual atmosphere.   

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. Please see  https://phys.au.dk/en/ for further information about the hosting Department for Physics and Astronomy.

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2022

Further information about the position and application procedure may be obtained from Jan Arlt (arlt@phys.au.dk).
 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-01-15 at 23:59
Email: mailto:arlt@phys.au.dk
Phone: +4587155632

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on lørdag januar 15th, 2022

Postdoc in Quantification of contaminant mass discharge and groundwater-surface water interaction

The Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Environment) has an open position as a Post doc in “Quantification of contaminant mass discharge and groundwater-surface water interaction”.

The position is placed in the section Circularity and Environmental Impacts.

Research at DTU Environment focuses on assessing discharge of groundwater contaminant plumes into streams. The results have resulted in development of new methods and better understanding of the governing processes. The approach includes a range of methods including hydrogeological and chemical characterization, statistical and geostatistical approaches, numerical modeling and application of innovative measurement tools. The objective of the project is extend this work to a larger scale at a site with a very complex contaminant plume discharging to a stream.

Responsibilities and qualifications
In the project you will be responsible for:

  • Field investigations, interpretation of field data and conceptualization
  • Assessment of groundwater-surface water interaction and stream impacts
  • Quantification of contaminant mass discharge
  • Application of statistical and geostatistical methods
  • Interdisciplinary assessment of complex contaminant plumes
  • Reporting of results in collaboration with research partners
  • Interaction with end users and dissemination of results

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

A PhD degree within the field of risk assessment of contaminated site, groundwater-surface water interaction and stream impacts. The candidate should have

  • Experience with interpretation of field scale investigations and large amount of data
  • Application of advanced statistical and modelling tools
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Experience with interdisciplinary research and team work.
  • Excellent English and Danish skills (oral, written) are mandatory.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The employment period will be from 1st of January 2022 to 31st of December 2023.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Poul L. Bjerg, tel.: +45 4525 1615.

You can read more about the department at www.env.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 17 December 2021 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specialising in water, environmental engineering and sustainability in Europe. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. Our activities within research, education and innovation are focused water, chemicals and resources. The department has app. 185 staff members of more than 25 nationalities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-12-17 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Environment

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on fredag december 17th, 2021

PhD in Organic Chemistry Co2 Utilization

PhD Projects in CO2 Utilization
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

Department of Chemistry, organic chemisty section invites applicants for four PhD fellowships in organic chemistry. The projects are part of the research projects financed by DFF-Sapere Aude, Carlsberg Foundation, and Novo Nordisk CO2 Research center.  

Start date is (expected to be) 1st March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The projects

  1. CO2 in Homologation reactions and the origin of life
  2. CO2 responsive materials
  3. CO2 capture and conversion (two positions)

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of organic chemistry. Applicants can have a background from synthetic organic chemistry, methodology developments, polymer chemistry, materials chemistry, carbon capture and utilization, physical organic chemistry and catalysis. All candidates will be assessed in one pool however the applicant may specify which project is applied for in the CV and cover letter.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

The  Lee  groupcurrently  consists  of  6  PhD  students  and  4  MSc-level  students,  and  2  Postdocs, total 12 researchers. The group is international (Denmark, South Korea,  China,  Italy, France, India, and Lithuania) and  vibrant  with  different  projects covering subjects of not only methodology developement but also organometallic  chemistry,  supramolecular chemistry, electrochemistry  and  polymer chemistry,  but  all  centered  on  synthetic  organic  chemistry  around  carbon  dioxide.

Our group is associated with NNF CO2 Center which will intensively working on CO2 capture and conversion processes in collaboration with world-leading scientists in the Technical University of Denmark, Stanford University, the University of Tromsø, the University of Tübingen and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research.

The group is a part of Department of Chemistry, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor, Jiwoong Lee, Department of Chemistry, jiwoong.lee@chem.ku.dk, +45 35333312  

The PhD programme

A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

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Option A: Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme

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

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

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

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories.

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

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme
     (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project 

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • High motivation and commitment
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experiences
  • Excellent language and communication skills
  • Excellent scientific writing skills 

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Application and Assessment Procedure

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

Please include

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position. Please notify which position you are applying for.
  3. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  4. Publication list (if possible)
  5. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2021 (year), 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 4

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-12-31 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on fredag december 31st, 2021

Postdoc position in Solid polymer electrolytes for batteries

Published: 2021-12-01

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 250 employees and has a turnover of 250 million SEK. At the department’s six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering programs and master’s programs. More information is available on our website. (https://kemi.uu.se/angstrom/?languageId=1). 

Project description: The present research project is part of a larger project financed by the European Research Council, and concerns the development and characterization of novel solid polymer electrolytes intended for batteries, especially Li-batteries. This includes polymer characterization, electrochemical characterization (e.g. impedance spectroscopy), battery construction and testing.

Work dutiesThe main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours.

Requirements: For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent within the field of chemistry, materials science or other for the position relevant fields, within a maximum of three (3) years before the final application date. During certain circumstances, an earlier PhD can be acceptable. Certain circumstances include leave due to illness, parental leave, in trade unions, etc.

 The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance is attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the amount of publications.

Applicants should have a good knowledge and practical experience of working with solid polymer electrolytes for Li-batteries. Competence in polymer science and electrochemistry will be highly rated, as is solid-state battery construction and testing. Applicants should have very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Desirable qualifications: Advanced knowledge and/or practical experience in synthetic polymer chemistry will be beneficial, as is studies of ionic transport mechanisms and surface chemistry. Experiences of working with several different types of polymer hosts or salt systems are interesting.

Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published article or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.

Salary: Individual pay.

Starting date: 2022-02-01 or as agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for two years.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Daniel Brandell, +46 18 471 3709, daniel.brandell@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 3 January 2022, UFV-PA 2021/4583.

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Deadline: 2022-01-03 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on mandag januar 3rd, 2022

PhD scholarship in Quantum Light Sources for Optical Quantum Information Processing

The Quantum Light Sources Group at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, is seeking a candidate for a Ph.D. position. The Ph.D. student will work in the field of microfabrication and quantum optical characterization of sources of single indistinguishable photons based on semiconductor quantum dots. The position is offered with support from the European Research Council.

Solid-state sources of single photons are expected to play an essential role in various quantum information applications, such as secure communications, quantum computation and metrology. These applications require deterministic on-demand emission as well as high efficiency, purity and indistinguishability of the emitted photons. A promising platform for a deterministic single-photon source (SPS) is based on the semiconductor quantum dot (QD) in a solid-state environment. Until now the activities at DTU Fotonik have been limited to theory and modelling of SPSs, but with this opening we are launching also an experimental activity in this field.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will participate in a project team with several senior researchers and Ph.D. students, which will design and fabricate quantum-dot-based SPSs meeting all the requirements of the quantum information applications. The focus of this Ph.D. project is the experimental activities, including the microfabrication, electrical tuning, and quantum optical characterization of the devices.

Our quantum optics laboratory is equipped with all necessary state-of-the-art equipments, including the optical closed-cycle cryostat with nanopositioners, tunable femtosecond laser system, spectrometer, and superconducting single-photon detectors.

Our collaborator will provide us with wafers with randomly positioned QDs. We will subsequently identify the QDs using an optical imaging technique and etch pillar structures around the QDs. The lithography will be done using a combination of UV and e-beam lithography, and the etching will be performed using reactive ion etching and possibly also wet chemical etching. The structures will be electrically contacted to use the Stark effect to stabilize the local charge environment. For the optical characterization, the devices will be characterized placed in a cryostat, and the QDs will be excited using resonant or quasi-resonant optical excitation. We will then characterize the single-photon emission in terms of purity, indistinguishability, and efficiency. The experimental activity will take place in a close feedback loop with the theoretical activity to take into account the experimental results in subsequent design iterations, and the entire project team will discuss promising opportunities for next-generation SPS designs.

The candidate is thus expected to fabricate state-of-the-art micropillar-based SPS devices with optimized designs. The primary responsibilities of the Ph.D. student are to:

  • Perform e-beam and photo-lithography.
  • Perform reactive ion etching and wet chemical etching.
  • Perform thin film deposition.
  • Implement electrical contacts for the tuning.
  • Optical characterization of the fabricated devices.
  • Supervise project students.
  • Contribute to the development of new SPS designs.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Additionally, the candidate must have passed an introductory course on quantum mechanics. The candidate must describe his/her previous experience with quantum mechanics in the cover letter (see below).

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assoc. Prof. Niels Gregersen, Assist. Prof. Battulga Munkhbat and Assist. Prof. Luca Vanucci.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is three years. We offer a competitive salary starting at 4300 Euro (before tax, including pension) and more details can be found here.  

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Niels Gregersen, (ngre@fotonik.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3789) and Assist. Prof. Battulga Munkhbat (bamunk@fotonik.dtu.dk).

You can read more about DTU Fotonik at www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 January 2022 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Name and email address of at least one reference, e.g. your MSc project supervisor.

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Fotonik has 220 employees with competences in optics. In a typical year, DTU Fotonik educates 55 PhD students from more than 25 countries and our student numbers are constantly growing. As one of Europe’s largest public photonics research departments, DTU Fotonik covers a multitude of optical disciplines ranging from fundamental light-matter interaction and optical telecommunications to applied research and innovation. Our research topics include optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-01-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Fotonik

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Post expires on lørdag januar 15th, 2022

PhD Research Fellow in Solid-State Physics/Material Science

PhD Research Fellow in Solid-State Physics/Material Science

Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow in Physics is available at the Department of Physics/Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, University of Oslo. No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

Starting date no later than 01.02.2022. The fellowship period is 3 years and devoted to carrying out a project entitled “Solid state cooling with elastocaloric materials-an experimental study of new alloys”.

More about the position

We are seeking a curious, eager to learn, creative and highly motivated PhD research fellow with an eye for details to join our research team focusing on martensitic phase transition (MPT) materials. You will be part of the project “Solid state cooling with elastocaloric materials” (Coolem) funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN project number 325279).

The project is coordinated by SINTEF with UiO as a partner. Together we provide a cross-disciplinary working environment with close contact between theoreticians and experimentalist. In the Coolem project, we will be focusing on MPT materials with minimum thermal hysteresis. This requires crystallographic supercompatibility, i.e. that the phases coexist without atomic diffusion or interface stress. Good elastocaloric materials are typically based on off-stoichiometric NiTi alloys or intermetallic Heusler alloys. Discovery of new materials is tedious and traditionally involves synthesis and testing of a large number of different bulk samples. In the Coolem project we will be guided by our theoretical predictions and use of graded films to target promising new alloy compositions.

The PhD candidate we are seeking will focus on the characterization of the new alloys. Thermal analysis, diffraction and microscopy methods ranging from light to advanced analytical transmission electron microscopy will be central in the PhD work.

At UiO, the PhD student will have the daily working place in the Structure Physics (SP) section in Oslo Science Park. The locality is in close vicinity of the SINTEF labs in Oslo where the project collaborators are located. The SP section is part of the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), which is an interdisciplinary focal point for materials and energy research at the University of Oslo and enables access to administrative support and social activities among other things.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. The candidate for the fellowship will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in solid-state physics or materials science, with knowledge and experience with relevant characterization techniques
  • A foreign completed degree at the M.Sc.-level must correspond to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian higher educational system
  • Experience studying a relevant material system is seen as an asset
  • As part of the PhD project, the candidate is expected to visit, work and collaborate with national and international partners. The successful PhD candidate should be a good team player as well as a self-driven and independent researcher with the ability to communicate with both theoreticians and experimentalist
  • The position is likely to involve communication to a wider national audience and may also involve teaching or supervision of students; knowledge in one of the Scandinavian languages is as such an advantage
  • The candidate must be fluent in oral and written English

 

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • The average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • The average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • The Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements: http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see: http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/ and http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system (please follow the link “Apply for this job”). Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Applications are to be submitted online and NOT sent to contact persons below.

For information about the position, please contact: Assoc. Prof. Anette Eleonora Gunnæs, phone: +47 22852812, e-mail: eleonora@fys.uio.no or Ole Martin Løvvik, phone: +47 99018428, e-mail: ole.martin.lovvik@sintef.no

For question regarding our recruitment system, please contact HR Advisor Olga Holmlund, e-mail: olga.holmlund@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

 

Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources. The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.

Deadline: 26 December 2021
Unit: Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology
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PhD scholarship in Physics, Biophysics, Nanofluidics and Optical Microscopy Applied to Biological Particles

A fully funded 3-year PhD scholarship is available at DTU Health Tech in the group “Nanofluidics and Bioimaging” dealing with physics, biophysics, fluorescence microscopy.

The PhD scholarship is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation NERD 2021 programme awarded to Associate Professor and group leader Rodolphe Marie. Earliest starting date is 1 March 2022.

Applicants are encouraged to look at the group’s web site for details about its research: Nanofluidics and Bioimaging group.

About the project
In the ‘Nanofluidics and Bioimaging’ group, we have a unique platform for purification and characterization of biological nanoparticles. Here we combine micro- and nanofluidics with fluorescence microscopy for applications within diagnostics.

Exosomes are micro- or nanoscopic particles composed of many different biomolecules. They are found in liquid biopsies and due to their cellular origin, they are interesting targets for powerful diagnostics tools.

Recently we developed a nanofluidics trap that can trap and characterize nanoparticles, and we demonstrated it on exosomes. The vision for this PhD project is to develop the technology towards diagnostic applications.  

In this project, you will work with designing and applying micro- and nanofluidics devices that can isolate nanoparticles from complex biological fluids. You will primarily focus on experiments that combine micro- and nanofluidics with optical microscopy.

The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie and co-supervised by Associate Professor Jonas Nyvold Pedersen.

Responsibilities and tasks

You will be the first of three PhD students employed in the NERD research project. You will work closely with the two other PhD students in the project towards a common goal, but you will be responsible for your own PhD project. You will be enrolled in the PhD school at DTU Health Technology.

Specifically, as a PhD student, you will be part of the ‘Nanofluidics and Bioimaging’ group led by Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie. We expect that you:

  • will be responsible for designing micro- and nanofluidic devices based on your understanding of physics of fluids.
  • will be responsible for the micro- and nanofabrication of these devices at DTU’s cleanroom facility (DTU Nanolab).
  • will be responsible for performing experimental work with micro- and nanofluidic devices.
  • work with laser optics, fluorescence microscopy, quantitative biophysics measurement of single fluorophores and nanoparticles.
  • apply data analysis methods on your microscopy data.
  • are fluent in English (oral and written).
  • have good collaborative skills and will contribute to the pleasant working environment in the group and in the department.

Qualifications
Candidates should have:

  • a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, or a degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree within physics.
  • a track record of experimental work within the areas of physics or material sciences will be preferred.

The vacancy is open to candidates who are in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree (Eligibility rule).

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by the team of supervisors. Final assessment will be based on an interview.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

Your workplace will be DTU, Kongens Lyngby Campus, Denmark.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie, email: rcwm@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 5676.

You can read more about DTU Health Tech at www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 February 2022 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter). This should also indicate which of the two projects you are applying for.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

Technology for people

DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Health Tech

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 15th, 2022

Postdoc in Ice Sheet modelling

If you want to pursue a career as a researcher and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions, it is right here in front of you. At DTU Space we seek candidates with a strong interest in ice sheet modeling for a postdoc position.

Start date: 1st of January, 2022 (or soon as possible).

You will break new ground at the absolute forefront of modeling Greenland ice sheet tunes to the observational record of glacier front changes and surface elevation during 1900-2020. You will join a group of 8 researchers doing solid earth and ice sheet modeling mainly focusing on the Greenland ice sheet.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to strengthen the department’s competencies within high-resolution ice flow numerical flow modeling focusing on the Greenland Ice Sheet over the period from 1900 to 2100. For hindcast simulations, the model will be validated using the observational record of glacier front changes and ice height changes from historical Ariel photos. You will work closely with colleagues, and help with,

  • Teach and supervise BSc and MSc student projects, and be co-supervisor for PhD students
  • Model Greenland ice sheet changes during 1900-2021

We expect you have previously used PISM (Parallel Ice Sheet Model), ISSM (Ice Sheet and Sea Level System Model) or any other similar software.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Shfaqat Abbas Khan (email: abbas@space.dtu.dk)

You can read more about DTU Space at https://www.space.dtu.dk/english/Research/Research-Divisions/Geodesy-and-Earth-Observation.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 19 December 2021.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Space has about 200 employees, an annual turn-over of about 140 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education, and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astrophysics.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-12-19 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Space

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Post expires on søndag december 19th, 2021

Doctoral Student in Statistical Genetics

The Centre of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, seeks a Ph.D. student in Biostatistics with focus on statistical genetics. The position is funded through the University of Iceland Doctoral Fund.Hide Further information

Field of work

The goal of this project is to work on statistical methodology and algorithmic problems that arise in the analysis of genotype data on data sets where participants may be related and where data may be partially missing. The PhD student will also work on implementing statistical methods to work with real datasets.

Qualification requirements

– Applicants should hold a degree in biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer science, Bioinformatics, Human genetics, Epidemiology or related fields
– Experience in programming
– Prior experience working with family data sets in genome-wide association studies is a plus but is not required
– Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English
– Evidence of interest, aptitude and research experience in the above disciplines
– Independent work methods and good communication skills

Application process

Funding is secure for up to three years of 80% position and salaries in accordance with the current collective wage and salary agreement between the trade union and the Minister of Finance. The doctoral student will participate in applying for additional funding. Teaching assistant positions in Biostatistics 101 will also be available to the student.

The doctoral student will apply for and be registered in a Ph.D. program in Biostatistics https://english.hi.is/biostatistics_phd and work in the offices of the Centre of Public Health Sciences epiresearch.hi.is

Please include the following with the application:
– Official transcripts of previous studies, graduate and undergraduate, including placement in distribution of grades (an official English translation if applicable)
– An official copy of MSc degree (an official English translation if applicable)
– An English proficiency test results
– CV
– Two written references

All applications will be answered and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made. Applications may be valid for six months.

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland. http://www.hi.is/haskolinn/jafnrettisaaetlun#markmid2

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy. https://www.hi.is/haskolinn/malstefna_haskola_islands

The University of Iceland is a growing community of knowledge and is a very dynamic and interesting workplace. Our values are academic freedom, professionalism and equality. The University strives to provide flexibility and encourages participation in the progression of the studies and research in all fields within the realm of the University.

 

Application deadline

Application deadline is 17.01.2022

For further information contact

Jóhanna Jakobsdóttir

johannaj@hi.is

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Post expires on mandag januar 17th, 2022

Postdoctoral researcher in Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics in Biomedical Research

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-07431/2021

The School of Medical Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, with application in medicine, biomedicine and psychology, for a fixed-term appointment (2 years).

Subject area

The position is in Medical Sciences, with special focus on Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics.

Background

Medicine, biomedicine and psychology research generate many large datasets with need for integrated analysis, including genetic, sequencing, molecular, clinical, lifestyle and registry data, with mechanistic, diagnostic and prognostic objectives as well as dedicated towards precision medicine and prevention. At Örebro University, several strong research environments in biomedicine and psychology (CVRC, NGBI, CHAMP) generate such data with accelerating pace, regarding both amount of data and their complexity. Their modelling and analysis, “making sense out of data”, is currently a very active research field. Within the national initiative Clinical Genomics (https://www.scilifelab.se/units/clinical-genomics-orebro/) we also aim at accelerating application and translation of genomics research for the clinical routine.

The candidate will build and investigate statistical as well as mathematical/mechanistic models of biomedical/molecular processes on various scales, with machine learning methodology, based on dynamical data and connected to large-scale clinical data, molecular data, questionnaire data, and national registry data on chronic pain both from clinical collaboration partners in Örebro, and multimodal pain services in Sweden.

As a postdoctoral researcher, you would join multiple truly transdisciplinary projects, together with  business partners from the Life Science sector, together with a multidisciplinary team of biomedical researchers, statisticians, bioinformaticians, psychologists and medical doctors. The position is hosted by the Functional Bioinformatics group at the School of Medical Sciences.

Örebro University is one of the fastest growing universities in Sweden with 17000 students and 1500 employees, and ranks among the top 500 universities in the world according to Times Higher Education 2019.

Duties and responsibilities

The appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree, to consolidate and develop primarily their research/artistic skills.
You would be responsible for developing, implementing and investigating results from statistical bioinformatics models based on experimental data available within the various collaborating research environments relevant for a variety of mechanisms in inflammation research as well as factors associated with a variety of pain phenotypes. Focus is on integration of various types of data for discovery of multivariate patterns, implementation of mixture models, as well as on using mixed effects modelling towards applications in precision medicine. You will engage in tight discussions for hypothesis development, model specification and adaptation, as well as generation of model predictions, in close collaboration with experimentally working biomedical researchers, psychologists and clinicians. The Statistical Bioinformatics team usually employs scripted analysis based on the R-language.

Eligibility

Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in (bio)statistics, (bio)physics, bioinformatics, computer science, applied statistics, or in related subject areas, with close relation to medical or life sciences and experience in application and development of machine learning algorithms, mixture models and mixed effect models. The doctoral degree should not be older than three years prior to the application deadline. If special grounds exist, persons who have been awarded their doctoral degree prior to that time should also be considered. Such grounds comprise leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, positions of trust in a trade union or other similar circumstances.

Assessment criteria

General assessment criteria include excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well. Particular importance shall be attached to the qualities enabling the candidate to contribute to the future development of both research and education. A demonstrated ability and desire to pursue an academic career is also of importance.

In addition, experience of statistical modelling and data analysis is crucial, preferably with application within the (bio)medical sciences.  Previous research within mixed model analysis in the life sciences is preferred. Programming skills in Statistical Programming (preferably but not limited to R) are of high importance. Since the project will be conducted in close collaborations with other professions and non-academic partners, a cooperative mindset is of great importance. The applicant should also be highly organized, able to meet deadlines, have a clear sense of responsibility and be goal oriented.

Information

The position is a position for a fixed term of two years. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information, please contact any of Dirk Repsilber, dirk.repsilber@oru.se, Hugo Hesser,  Hugo.Hesser@oru.se, Allan Sirsjö, allan.sirsjo@oru.se, Robert Brummer, robert.brummer@oru.se, or Gisela Helenius, gisela.helenius@regionorebrolan.se.

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Assessment criteria and Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • A cover letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University with research in Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Scientific publications for consideration (PDF, max 5).

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is January 2nd 2022. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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Post expires on søndag januar 2nd, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow in Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions

At the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department includes some 75 individuals, of which about 35 are teachers and scientists, 25 PhD students and 15 administrative and technical staff. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research that, together with other departments at the university covers research of most of the important aspects of the climate system and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), where we together with KTH and other universities develop e-Science tools and infrastructure to promote scientific breakthroughs in climate science.

Project description
The overarching goal of the post-doc project is to investigate how aerosol perturbations propagate to large-scale cloud and climate variables via cloud microphysical properties, and based on this knowledge improve the description of relevant microphysical and dynamical processes in a general circulation model. Previous studies have shown that climate models potentially overestimate the impact of aerosols on cloud properties compared to satellite observations, which could imply that the models give a too strong aerosol anthropogenic forcing estimate. We know that small-scale cloud feedbacks, such as changes in cloud drizzle and entrainment, may explain parts of the discrepancy between observations and large-scale models, but it is not clear how this knowledge should be implemented in models.

The position will be associated with the Horizon2020-funded project FORCeS (Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections). FORCeS strives towards reducing the uncertainty in anthropogenic aerosol forcing, which is crucial for determining the actions needed to reach the Paris Agreement. SU is coordinating the project, which is a collaboration between 22 European partners. 

Main responsibilities
The main task is to use large-eddy simulation (LES) to analyze how an aerosol perturbation affects cloud micro- and macrophysical properties, and to use the LES as a tool to evaluate and understand discrepancies between large-scale models, satellite retrievals and in-situ observations. The knowledge will be used to improve the Earth System Model NorESM and the overall effect on clouds and climate will be evaluated. The work will be done in close collaboration with other FORCeS partners. The successful candidate will be able to shape the project together with the project leaders, within this general framework.

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.

The degree should be in meteorology, oceanography, climate science or in a related field.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills within the general area of the announced position. Attention will also be given to the ability to work independently and as part of a group.

The applicant should have excellent knowledge of both oral and written English.

PhD students may apply for the position if they expect to receive the PhD degree before the starting date of the position.

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, 2022, 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 Prof. Annica Ekman, telephone: +46 8 16 23 97, annica@misu.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • 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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2022-01-17 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on mandag januar 17th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Modeling Polar and Mid-Latitude Climate Connections

At the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department includes some 75 individuals, of which about 35 are teachers and scientists, 25 PhD students and 15 administrative and technical staff. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research that, together with other departments at the university covers research of most of the important aspects of the climate system and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), where we together with KTH and other universities develop e-Science tools and infrastructure to promote scientific breakthroughs in climate science.

Project description
The polar regions of the Earth are warming faster than the rest of the world which is manifested in a dramatic loss of sea ice. The underlying processes of the observed accelerated changes are not fully understood, yet they propagate through the entire global climate system with impacts on weather, ecosystems, and geopolitics. The overarching goal of this post-doc project is to understand how changing aerosol emissions and concentrations, cloud optical properties, and sea ice extent in the polar regions impact two-way interactions between polar regions and lower latitudes, e.g. in terms of atmospheric meridional heat transport, large-scale circulation, and precipitation patterns.

The position will be part of the new European Horizon 2020 project CRiceS (Climate Relevant interactions and feedbacks: the key role of Sea ice and Snow in the polar and global climate system). The overarching objective of CRiceS is to deliver an improved understanding of the physical, chemical and biogeochemical interactions within the ocean-ice/snow-atmosphere system; new knowledge of polar and global climates; and enhanced ability of society to respond to climate change. As part of CRiceS, the PostDoc will join a broad international research community consisting of 21 international research teams at the forefront of polar and global climate research. 

Main responsibilities
The main task is to perform idealized simulations with the Earth system model NorESM as a part of a multi-model experiment within CRiceS, and to analyze the output from the models to understand processes that drive interactions between polar regions and lower latitudes as well as their structural uncertainty. The successful candidate will also work together with a PhD student within CRiceS to improve critical processes related to aerosol-cloud-interactions in NorESM. The candidate will be able to shape the project together with the project leaders, within this general framework.

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.

The degree should be in meteorology, oceanography, climate science, or in a related field

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills within the general area of the announced position. Attention will also be given to the ability to work independently and as part of a group.

The applicant should have excellent knowledge of both oral and written English.

PhD students may apply for the position if they expect to receive the PhD degree before the starting date of the position.

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, 2022, 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 Prof. Annica Ekman, telephone: +46 8 16 23 97, annica@misu.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • 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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2022-01-17 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on mandag januar 17th, 2022

Re-advertisement Postdoc in Surface Science and Catalysis

Applicants are invited to submit an application for a 2-year postdoctoral position in experimental surface science/surface physics in the Interfaces and Catalysis group (Prof. Jeppe V. Lauritsen) at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University, Denmark.

 

Starting Date and Period

The position is for 24 months and is available from spring 2022.
 

Job description

In the project, we will investigate the electrocatalytic properties of solids by a range of experimental surface science and electrocatalytic activity measurements. The work will be based on a range of novel planar model systems that encompass atomically precise nanoclusters and surface structures. We wish to explore the connection between catalyst surface structure, electronic structure and activity, for e.g. electrocatalytic CO2 reduction, NO reduction or water splitting.

As a postdoc in the project you will develop a research program, carry out experimental characterization using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), photoemission spectroscopy and measure the electrocatalytic properties using a new homebuilt electrochemical cell (Rev. Sci. Instr. 92, 094101 (2021)). Particularly, we want to explore materials with a special electronic structure (2D materials, topological insulators) and their potential use in electrocatalysis. The successful candidate will join a larger research group seeking to understand the fundamental atomic-scale properties of catalysts in general. We furthermore encourage you to be involved in training and co-supervision activities of students on the master and PhD level.

Some examples from the Interfaces and Catalysis group

  • The Effect of Fe Dopant Location in Co(Fe)OOHx Nanoparticles for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction". ACS Nano (2021).  DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c07219
  • "Site-dependent reactivity of MoS2 nanoparticles in hydrodesulfurization of thiophene". Nature Communications (2020), 11: 4369.
  • "Visualizing hydrogen-induced reshaping and edge activation in MoS2 and Co-promoted MoS2 catalyst clusters". Nature Communications (2018), 9: 2211.

Your profile

Applicants for the postdoc position should hold a recent PhD degree in physics, nanoscience or physical chemistry with a successful and documented scientific record.  A PhD in equivalent disciplines will also be considered, if documentation for skills matching the work experience listed below is provided.

We will be looking for a highly motivated candidate with experience in experimental surface physics studies, such as ultra-high vacuum (UHV)-based scanning probe microscopy (UHV-AFM/STM) and/or photoemission spectroscopy (XPS, ARPES). Documentation of technical skills within handling of UHV equipment, synchrotron work or previous experience with surface characterization studies of catalysts will be seen as an advantage. Experience in electrochemistry will be a plus, but is not required.
 

Who we are

The project will be carried out in the Interfaces and Catalysis group (Prof. Jeppe V. Lauritsen) at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University. The group commands a range of experimental surface science techniques including a large activity on scanning probe microscopy. The group is also active users of synchrotrons, including the local ASTRID2 light source at Aarhus University and the nearby MAX-IV facility in Lund, Sweden. The work will be carried out in collaboration with groups at the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University.
 

What we offer

The successful candidate is offered a 2-year postdoc position in a thriving and inspiring research group that investigates the fundamental properties of a wide range of materials, for use in catalysis and renewable energy. The group has access to several state-of-the-art surface science platforms and infrastructure at iNANO that enable a strong microscopy and spectroscopy characterization of the materials. The research climate invites for lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research and a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists. The workplace is characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.
 

Place of Work

The place of work is the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 

Contact Information

Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact:  Prof. Jeppe V. Lauritsen, jvang@inano.au.dk,
Tel: +45 2338 2369

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn
 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-01-02 at 23:59
Unit: Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center
Email: mailto:jvang@inano.au.dk
Phone: +4587156728

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Post expires on søndag januar 2nd, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Analysis

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 38 faculty staff members, divided into three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical statistics and Computational Mathematics. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of topics in pure mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology. The department has a large and active research group in mathematical analysis uniting mathematicians working in spectral theory, several complex variables, dynamical systems, Fourier analysis and mathematical physics.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project “Crystalline measures” financed by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The subject of the studies will be crystalline measures, quantum graphs and quasicrystals. This project is based on the recent discovery that spectra of Laplacians on metric graphs lead to exotic one-dimensional  measures being Fourier quasicrystals. We shall try to understand the connection to sphere packing and Fourier interpolation.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in the area described above and limited teaching load of 20 %.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in spectral theory, Fourier analysis and operator theory.

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 2022-01-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Pavel Kurasov, telephone: +46 708 223416, kurasov@math.su.se, or Head of the Division, Jonas Bergström, +46 8 16 45 63, jonasb@math.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – 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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2021-12-23 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on torsdag december 23rd, 2021

Postdoctoral Position in Organic Optoelectronics

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Apply

before 2022-01-15

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

The Department of Physics is looking for a postdoc to join the research group ”The Organic Photonics and Electronics Group”, where we work on design, produce and develop photonic and electronic devices based on emerging organic semiconductors. This two-year full-time position is funded by Bertil & Britt Svensson’s foundation for lighting technology.

Application deadline is January 15, 2022.

Project description
This postdoctoral work is part of the project ‘‘Towards Environmental-Friendly Lighting Applications: The Development of Bio-based and Non-Toxic Emissive Materials’’. In this project, we propose to design and synthesis sustainable and high-luminance emissive materials from natural raw materials, to replace the non-sustainable incumbents in the light-emitting devices; we will integrate these sustainable emissive materials into a benign-solvent-processed light-emitting electrochemical cell, to realize resource- and energy-efficient lighting applications.

The primary task within the project constitutes the design, synthesis and characterization of environmental-friendly and bio-derived emissive materials in the form of nanoparticles or quantum dots. The synthesized emissive materials will be implemented as the active compound in light-emitting electrochemical cells and photovoltaic devices, and a second task in the project, therefore, constitutes device fabrication and characterization, where the fabrication methods include spin-coating, thermal vacuum deposition, and spray-coating.

The position is two-year full-time employment that will open in April 2022 (exact date according to agreement).

Qualifications
A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate qualifies as a postdoctoral fellow. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances.

We are looking for a highly motivated and responsible candidate who is passionate about developing as an individual scientist as well as a research team member. Required qualifications are:

· A PhD degree, or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent, in Chemistry, Physics, Material  Science, or relevant field
· Documented experience with the synthesis of organic/inorganic/hybrid semiconductor, particularly the synthesis experience of nanoparticles or quantum dots,
· Documented experience with material characterization using, e.g., atomic force microscope,
  X-ray diffraction, and vibrational spectroscopy,
· good skills in both written and spoken English are essential.

Meriting qualifications are:
· General skills regarding production or characterization of optoelectronic devices,
· General skills in the manufacture and characterization of optoelectronic devices, e.g. spin coating, physical vapor deposition, or spray coating,

Application
The application should include:
1. A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, your scientific interests, and your motives for applying (max 2 pages),
2. A curriculum vitae (CV),
3. A publication list,
4. Certified copies of relevant degree certificates,
5. Copies of the PhD thesis and relevant publications,
At the time of a possible interview two references will be requested.

Information
For more information, contact Dr. Jia Wang, email: jia.wang@umu.se, tel: +46-90-7866903, or Prof. Ludvig Edman, email: ludvig.edman@umu.se, tel: +46-90-7865732.

Applications must be submitted via e-recruitment system Varbi no later January 15, 2022.

The Department of Physics at Umeå University conducts strong research in the areas of organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics and theoretical physics, find more information https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-physics/research/.  

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admission

April 2022 (exact date according to agreement).

Contact

Jia Wang

090-786 69 03

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1808-21

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

ST

090-786 54 31

SEKO

090-786 52 96

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

before 2022-01-15

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

Post expires on lørdag januar 15th, 2022

Researcher in Inorganic Chemistry with focus on electrocatalysis

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is, with about 160 employees, one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural sciences at Stockholm University. A significant part of the teaching activities is at the undergraduate level with courses in General-, Physical-, Inorganic-, and Analytical Chemistry. The teaching at the graduate level focuses on the master programs in Sustainable Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry. Research activities of MMK focus primarily on materials, and include different classes such as ceramics, glasses, self-assembled, porous materials, and soft matter. The projects often encompass synthesis, and characterization by X-ray, neutron diffraction, electron microscopy, solid-state NMR, and computer modelling of materials with a potential for various applications. Research activities in the area of Analytical Chemistry focus on developing advanced analytical techniques for studies of organic compounds and biomolecules.

Project description
The project is about development of efficient heterogeneous electrocatalysts and mechanistic studies of the catalytic process for oxidation of alcohols, mainly glycerol. The project is primarily about synthesizing, characterizing and evaluating heterogeneous catalysts. Electrocatalysis is an important area of ​​research as efficient catalysts save energy on chemical processer and can make entirely new chemical processes possible. We not only strive to find and rank effective catalysts, but we also strive to understand the catalytic reaction mechanisms.

Main responsibilities
The work consists of synthesizing catalytic materials, mainly alloys, for further production of electrodes for oxidation of alcohols. The materials should be further characterized by appropriate experimental methods and their catalytic effectiveness tested. It is desirable that the applicant is responsible and has a good cooperative ability. The position involves collaboration with doctoral students, postdocs and master’s students; experimentalists as well as researchers working in theoretical modeling.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
For this position special emphasis will be placed on scientific skill in synthesis of inorganic materials and heterogeneous catalysis. It is desirable that the applicant has experience in synthesis and production of electrode materials. Documented experience of relevant characterization methods such as PXRD, SEM, TEM, Raman spectroscopy, XPS and electrochemical measurement methods such as cyclic voltammetry (CV) and chronoamperometry are important for the applicants’ ranking. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience of the above experimental methods through publications.

Terms of employment
The position is full-time and applies for one year. Entry 2022-02-01 or by 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 Mats Johnsson, telephone: +46 8 16 21 69, mats.johnsson@mmk.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following document

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Cover letter (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

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2021-12-31 at 23:59

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PhD position in Experimental Physics

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PhD position in Experimental Physics

The Relativistic Attosecond Physics Laboratory (REAL, www.realumu.org), at the Department of Physics is looking for a PhD student in experimental physics for a project aimed at “Attosecond XUV pump – XUV probe spectroscopy”.
Application deadline is December 31, 2021. The position will open February 1, 2022 (exact start date can be negotiated).

Department of Physics at Umeå University (https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-physics/) conducts strong research in the areas of organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics, space physics, and theoretical physics.

Project Description
You will work on the nonlinear attosecond physics project to time-resolve inner-shell electron dynamics with intense attosecond pulses. The project utilizes the sub-5 fs Light Wave Synthesizer optical parametric synthesizer – applicants can find more information in D. E. Rivas et al., Sci. Rep. Vol. 7, p. 5224 (2017), – with its recent CEP-stabilized 100 TW upgrade, and a fully developed 24 m-long gas harmonic beam line for intense attosecond pulse generation, and electron and ion detectors to trace the nonlinear processes, described by B. Bergues et al., Optica Vol. 5, p. 237 (2018). Furthermore, involvement in the laser operation is also expected.

Qualifications
To fulfil the general entry requirements, the applicant must have qualifications equivalent to a completed degree at second-cycle level, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle level. To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level within the subject of experimental physics, the applicant is required to have completed courses within the field of physics comprising at least 120 credits.
The requirements must be met at the time of admission to the doctoral program and do not have to be met at the time of application. The recruitment procedure will follow the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen).

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.Interest in experimental work and numerical simulations is a requirement. A master degree (or equivalent), experience in experimental laboratory research, including optics, electronics, LabVIEW, MATLAB, and lasers will be seen as an advantage.

Terms of employment
The position is a full-time employment that extends up to four years. If part-time teaching (max 20%) is offered, then the period of employment can be extended up to five years. The salary is fixed according to the established salary level for doctoral students.

Application
The application should include:
1. A cover letter with a brief description of qualifications, research interests, and motivation (<1 page).
2. Curriculum vitae (CV).
3. Verified copies of relevant degree certificate(s) translated into English or Swedish.
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 two-three reference persons.

Information
For more information contact Professor Laszlo Veisz, laszlo.veisz@umu.se
Applications must be submitted no later than December 31, 2021 via the e-recruitment system Varbi.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admission

February 1, 2022 (exact start date can be negotiated).

Contact

László Veisz

090-7866662

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1796-21

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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Post expires on fredag december 31st, 2021