Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

Doctoral Candidate Position in Nanoscale Magnonics

The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin) group at the Department of Applied Physics is looking for a highly motivated doctoral candidate to work on active control of spin waves in YIG-based magnonic nanostructures. The project aims at the realization of reprogrammable spin-wave band structures in magnetic metamaterials by means of external magnetic fields, thermo-plasmonic heating and voltage-driven magneto-ionics, which is relevant for the development of energy-efficient analog computing devices. The project offers an interesting combination of experiments (high-quality thin-film growth, lithography, high-frequency electronic and magneto-optical characterization) and modeling (micromagnetic simulations, plane-wave method calculations, electromagnetic simulations of high-frequency electronic components). Any previous background and experience in some of these topics is considered as an advantage, but strong candidates from other fields of physics are encouraged to apply as well.

REQUIREMENTS 

We are looking for a bright and motivated doctoral candidate with an excellent study record in physics or a related discipline up to the level of MSc (awarded or expected soon). Good command of English (both verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to disseminate scientific results are mandatory requirements for the position. Applicants must be motivated to conduct research at the highest international level with the aim at completing the PhD degree within 4 years.

SALARY AND WORKING TIME 

The salary is based on the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary is around 2500 €/month and it increases as you progress in your research and studies. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will initially be made for 2 years and it will be extended by another two years after an approved mid-term review. The total duration of PhD studies is 4 years.

PLACE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

As a doctoral candidate, you will join the NanoSpin research group at Aalto University (http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nanospin/). The group focuses on cutting-edge research on electric-field controlled magnetism, magnonics and magneto-plasmonics in hybrid nanoscale structures. The NanoSpin laboratory is equipped with instrumentation for nanomaterial fabrication and advanced electronic, magnetic and magneto-optical characterization. Besides, you will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and microtechnologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment for nanofabrication and microscopy (http://otanano.aalto.fi/en/). As a doctoral candidate in the NanoSpin group, you will be part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary research community. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and involves national and international collaborations.

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 400 professors. It is the largest university in Finland focusing on education and research and technology, science, business, and arts. The NanoSpin group is located on the Otaniemi campus in Espoo (10 km from the city center of Helsinki), which is one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send the following documents as a single PDF file (all documents in English).

(1)   Letter of motivation (1-2 pages)
(2)   CV including list of publications
(3)   Degree certificates and academic transcripts
(4)   Contact details of at least two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available)

Apply through the link “Apply for this job” at the bottom of this page.

For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken (sebastiaan.van.dijken@aalto.fi) or Academy Research Fellow Dr. Huajun Qin (huajun.qin@aalto.fi).

Applications are invited immediately and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

 

Post expires on Friday November 30th, 2018

PhD Research Fellow in Climate Dynamics

University of Bergen

Geophysical Institute

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

PhD Research Fellow in Climate Dynamics

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Geophysical Institute within the field of Climate Dynamics. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 yearswith 25% compulsory work (e.g. teaching duties). It is connected to the Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit that focuses on predicting climate in the Atlantic-to-Arctic sector and surrounding continents on seasonal to decadal time scales. The Unit is part of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

About the project/work tasks:

The PhD will identify to what extent ocean heat and freshwater anomalies are communicated along the Gulf Stream’s extension toward the Arctic. This includes assessment of ocean predictability, with a special emphasis on the exchange between the subpolar North Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea. The PhD will also investigate to what extent predictability in the ocean translates into atmospheric predictability over Europe. A main task will be to identify metrics of predictability that will be used to test and improve numerical model prediction systems. By investigating the representation of key processes in climate prediction systems, and how this relates to predictive skill, a mechanistic way of assessing skill will be developed. The main tool to be used is the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model.

The PhD candidate will be supervised by Dr. Helene R. Langehaug, Dr. Marius Årthun, and Prof. Tor Eldevik. The research work for this vacancy will be done in close collaboration with the team developing the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model at the Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in physical oceanography, meteorology, physics, applied mathematics or related fields, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Good knowledge of ocean and climate dynamics
  • It is strongly desired that applicants are experienced in one or more of the following: ocean circulation, air-sea interaction, mechanisms for ocean and climate variability, in particular in the North Atlantic and/or the Arctic Ocean, with focus on interannual-to-decadal time scales.
  • Good skills in the statistical analysis of observations, reanalysis data, or model output data is required
  • Experience in scientific programming (e.g., Matlab, Python, Fortran)
  • Work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

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

About the PhD position

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results.

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

About the research training

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

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally challenging working environment
  • salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • a position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted
  • relevant certificates/references
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

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

General information

For further details about the position, please contact Researcher Helene Langehaug or Professor Tor Eldevik.

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

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about the employment process can be found here.

About this job

  • Deadline
    Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    158007
  • Internal ID
    2018/11156
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
  • You must complete: Academic CV
  • Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!

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Post expires on Thursday October 11th, 2018

PhD Student in Geology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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

The Department of Geology has a long and successful history of research with an international reputation throughout the entire geological field and offers nationally leading undergraduate programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. About 40 researchers/teachers and 20 research students are active at the department, which consists of two sub-departments: Quaternary Sciences, and Lithosphere and Biosphere Sciences.

Rock aggregate materials produced from crushed bedrock are by far the most widely exploited natural resource in Sweden (c. 8 tons per person and year), used for roads, railroads, and production of concrete. Variations in technical properties of the bedrock call for a prediction model addressing these variations with metamorphic state, primarily metamorphic temperature, strain, and the presence of hydrous fluid and/or partial melt during metamorphism. Applications are invited for a four-year PhD-position investigating this variation with focus on micro-structure and micro-texture, along a metamorphic field gradient from epidote-amphibolite- to high-pressure granulite-facies. The PhD position is placed at the Department of Geology, Lund University, and involves collaboration with the Geological Survey of Sweden and Research Institutes of Sweden AB (RISE).

Job Assignment
The main aim of the PhD project is to address the variations in technical properties with metamorphic conditions, primarily temperature, strain, and the presence of hydrous fluid and/or partial melt during metamorphism. The PhD student will work with samples from the Eastern Segment, along a 120 km long and 30 km wide profile across SW Sweden (Skillingaryd-Värnamo to Varberg-Falkenberg). The investigations include: 1) petrographic documentation of textural and micro-structural variations in metamorphosed granitic and gabbroic rocks, respectively, 2) measurement of technical properties of the same rocks, and 3) correlation of technical properties with metamorphic state. Micro-analytical techniques include: polarized microscopy and image analysis, fluorescence microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis. The PhD student will spend 2×3 weeks at the Geological Survey in Uppsala for measurement of technical properties. The project will allow the candidate to develop the later part of the PhD project within her/his special field of interest, within either metamorphic petrology or material science.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Charlotte Möller (Department of Geology, Lund University); co-supervisors are Dr. Jan Erik Lindqvist (Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Lund) and Senior Geologists Dr. Jenny Andersson and Mattias Göransson (both at the Geological Survey of Sweden, Uppsala), and Dr. Urban Åkesson at the Swedish Transport Administration.

The four-year position consists of (in total) three years of research and one year of PhD courses (given at Lund University and elsewhere). The PhD student is also expected to take an active part in the department’s teaching program and help out with basic educational tasks. Departmental duties, such as assistant teaching, are allowed to reach maximum 20% and are compensated through extension of the position.

Entry Requirements
We are looking for an independent and creative person who thrives in a research environment. The applicant should be committed and focused, and be able to take responsibility for her/his research project. Ability to work well independently and with others is a necessity, as are strong communication skills.

The successful applicant is expected to hold a Master of Science degree (or equivalent) in Geology or Earth Science, with a strong background in petrographic microscopy of metamorphic rocks, metamorphic petrology, and structural geology. Documented experience of research and interest in metamorphic geology is strongly desired, and proven skill in scientific writing in English, such as publications, essays, or equivalent, is essential. Documented experience in scanning electron microscopy and mineral chemical analysis (EDS/ WDS) are desirable merits, as are well-received teaching contributions.

We offer one full-time PhD position for 4 years with Swedish social security benefits. The position will be located at the Department of Geology, Lund University. The application for the advertised position must include:

  • Letter of interest that describes the applicant’s background, interests and ambitions in relation to the project (one page).
  • CV comprising date of birth and complete listing of BSc and MSc grades, plus contact information of previous employers or internship advisors.
  • Academic transcripts.
  • List of publications including Master’s or Bachelor’s theses.
  • A PDF file (or link for downloading) of publications including Master’s or Bachelor’s theses.
  • Documentation of teaching merits.
  • Name and contact details of at least two references.

Candidates may be called for an interview.

Eligibility

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

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2019-01-07
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3034
Contact
  • Charlotte Möller, Professor, +46 46 222 78 78, charlotte.moller@geol.lu.se
  • My Geborek, HR Officer, +46 46 222 48 53, my.geborek@science.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date 14.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Sunday October 14th, 2018

Doctoral student in image processing, super resolution microscopy

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

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

Project description

The laboratory of Ilaria Testa, Department of Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology KTH located at the BioImaging platform in SciLifeLab (Stockholm, Sweden), is looking for a candidate with background in engineering or physics with interest in advanced light microscopy. The candidate will apply and further develop novel and sensitive super-resolution microscopes based on novel fluorescence switcher in combination with ad-hoc image processing approaches.

I’m a new appointed group leader aiming to build a team of physicists and biologists with the goal of pushing the spatio-temporal resolution of lens-based microscopes to a new level by developing next generation super-resolution microscopes. The primary focus will be to develop imaging strategies to study cellular processes at a molecular relevant length scale (5-50nm). We have developed several super-resolution microscopes based on reversible switchable fluorescent proteins. In particular, we have shown for the first time that coordinated targeted microscopy based on the RESOLFT concept can image living cells with nanometers resolution in the sub-seconds time scale and its potential in tissues imaging. We now would like to push the concept toward tissue and smart automated imaging.

Experience in fluorescence super resolution microscopy and optics would be a strong asset.

The employment is four years with a possibility of maximum up to five years. Up to 20 percent department duties are included in the employment.

Third-cycle subject: Biological Physics

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
  • Life-long network through KTH’s Alumni organization.
  • A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe´s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Our lab will provide exposure to cutting edge technology and facility together with top expertise in STED/RESOLFT and single molecule optical nanoscopy

Eligibility

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

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

A suitable background for this position would be a Master of Science in engineering or physics. In addition to the traditional academic merits, a relevant degree project, international experience, and language skills are regarded as advantageous qualifications.

Selection

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

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

Target degree: 

Information regarding admission and employment

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

Union representatives

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

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

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

Application

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

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

Applications must include the following elements:

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

Other

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

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2018-1250
Contact
  • Assistant Professor Ilaria Testa, e-mail: testa@kth.se
Last application date 31.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in X-ray scattering of Water and Amorphous Ice

Ref. No. SU FV-2052-18

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 30 October 2018.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 230 employees of which 90 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
One postdoctoral opening will be available for an outstanding individual to work with Prof. Anders Nilsson in the areas of x-ray scattering and x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy of water and amorphous ices at x-ray lasers and synchrotron radiation facilities. This particular project aims to understand the glass transition in amorphous ice and dynamics of ultra-viscous water. The position will be placed at Stockholm University but the Postdoctoral Fellow will travel frequently to DESY and XFEL in Hamburg, Stanford/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, SACLA in Japan and PAL in Korea.

The XSoLaS-group in the Division of Chemical Physics at the Department of Physics focuses on three different research areas, beside research on water and hydrogen bonding in liquids, we also investigate fundamental reactivity at surfaces and electrochemical processes, see http://xsolasgroup.fysik.su.se.

Main responsibilities
Reserach within the areas described above.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country. A suitable background is a Ph.D. in glassy or liquid water and/or x-ray diffraction or spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation with a focus on condensed phase studies and/or x-ray high-pressure physics.

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 successful candidate will be selected based on documented experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific instrumentations and method, analytical skills and team working skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. The candidate should have strong personal motivation with talent for methods development and programming. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

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 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. Anders Nilsson, andersn@fysik.su.se.

U nion representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than deadline for applications via e-mail to: andersn@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-2052-18 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 30/10/2018

Apply

Post expires on Tuesday October 30th, 2018

PhD fellow in Optomechanical Quantum Sensors, Niels Bohr Institute

We are looking for highly motivated, excellent candidates with a master’s degree in physics or related fields, to advance our research with optomechanical quantum sensors and their application in classical and quantum sensing.

Project description

The Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute has pioneered a new approach to engineer mechanical sensors of unprecedented coherence. We now seek support in applying this new generation of devices as quantum sensors and transducers, for optomechanical quantum measurements, coupling of mechanical resonators to nuclear spins, subnanometer magnetic resonance imaging, and mass density measurements of individual molecules. The research is embedded in several international collaboration networks such as OMT and HOT, as well as a collaboration with experts at ETH Zurich in the field of force microscopy and magnetic quantum sensing.

The PhD student will implement new concepts for mechanical sensors and transducers, drawing on phononic engineering, parametric transduction and quantum feedback techniques. Knowledge and experience in any of the relevant fields—finite-element modeling (preferably MEMS, nanomechanics), nanofabrication, microwave and/or optical interferometry, photonic/phononic crystals, and basic quantum measurement theory—is a plus, but not a necessity. Enthusiasm to acquire, apply and advance scientific skills within a dynamic, hard-working and international team is key.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Albert Schliesser, Niels Bohr Institute, albert.schliesser@nbi.dk.

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at Science are:

  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Stay at an external research institution
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements

Applicants should have an MSc degree in physics or engineering and good English skills.

Terms of employment 

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The position is open from 1 December 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Contact details (Name, telephone & email) of 1-3 references

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

The deadline for applications is 22 October 2018, 23:59 GMT +2.

More information 

For further information on the study structures, please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available in the Faculty PhD Rules.

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please inquire with the principal supervisor.

Further information about the research can be found at http://slab.nbi.dk/

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

Deadline: 22 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
Email:
Phone:
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday October 22nd, 2018

(211-0034/18-2H) PhD fellow in Science Education

PhD fellow in Science Education 
Department of Science Education 
Faculty of Science 
University of Copenhagen 
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Science Education commencing December 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The PhD fellow will become part of research group ‘Assessment,Teaching and Learning in Science Education‘ which studies teaching and learning processes in science education at all educational levels. A primary focus in the research is assessment of and for student learning but the group is also concerned with studying and improving science teacher’s professional development at both national and international levels.
In addition, the PhD fellow will be involved with teacher education at University College Copenhagen and the 5-year program ‘CopenhagenHonours Program’ (CHC) financed by Novo Nordisk Foundation, which will provide the context for the PhD project. CHC is an ambitious program for talented science teachers that offers them 30 ECTS supplementary education on top of the regular teacher education as well as opportunities to become part of research and development in schools.
Project description 
The PhD project will be part of the combined research effort related to CHC and must be focussed on how honours programmes can promote talent in science teachers and science education. Aside from this, the PhD fellow will be free to define the project in accordance with his or her background and research interests through consultation with the supervisors.
Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Jan Sølberg, Department of Science Education, jans@ind.ku.dk, +42 21697437.
Secondary supervisor is Prof. Dr. Marca Wolfensberger, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, m.v.c.wolfensberger@pl.hanze.nl, +31 505953019.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Formal requirements  
Applicants must either hold an MSc degree and have experience in conducting educational research or hold a MH degree relevant to educational research and have experience with science education. They must be able to communicate fluently (written and orally) in at least one Scandinavian language as well as English. In addition, applicants with work experience within talent or honours programmes as well as the Danish Basic School and/or teacher education will be preferred.
Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • A proposed research plan (2-3 pages) including central research questions, theoretical considerations, plans for data collection and planned publications.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is October 4th, 2018, 23:59 GMT +2
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Jan Sølberg, Department of Science Education, jans@ind.ku.dk, +45 21697437. It is strongly advised that interested parties contact Jan Sølberg prior to applying.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

Deadline: 4 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Science Education
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday October 4th, 2018

PhD position in mathematics (biomathematics)

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

PhD position in mathematics (biomathematics)

At the Department of Mathematics there is a vacancy for a PhD position in biomathematics from December 2018. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with a possibility for a 4th year.

About the project/work tasks:

The position is intended to give promising candidates the opportunity to pursue advanced research leading to a doctoral degree within the field of biomathematics with specialization in one or more of the following subjects: medical image analysis, dynamical systems in biology and biological data analysis.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in pure or applied mathematics, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Knowledge about biology is an advantage but not required.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English

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

About the PhD position

The fellowship will be either for A) a period of 3 years of research only, or B) 4 years including 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. Whether employment option A) or B) is chosen is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training

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

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally challenging working environment
  • salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • a position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master`s thesis has been submitted
  • relevant certificates/references
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

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

General information

For further details about the position, please contact: Leader of Biomathematics Research Group Morten Brun, email: Morten.Brun@uib.no or Head of Department Sigmund Selberg, email: Sigmund.Selberg@uib.no

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

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

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

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

Further information about the employment process can be found here.

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    157122
  • Internal ID
    2018/4540
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

Post expires on Friday November 30th, 2018

Post doc position in nanocomposite magnets 1004966

We are seeking candidates for a two year post doctoral position starting January 1st 2019. The candidate is required to have strong expertise in materials synthesis, preparation and characterization. Knowledge about sample compaction by techniques such as uni-axial hot pressing or SPS pressing is evaluated positively. Experience with X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy is an advantage. The successful candidate will be involved in preparation and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles, including compaction in collaboration with other members of the group and industrial partners. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in materials chemistry or physics.

A part from participating in front edge science in nanomagnetism the post doctoral position offers interaction with other members from Department of Chemistry (www.chem.au.dk) and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) (www.inano.dk), which is a major research and education center based at Aarhus University. The center currently undertakes interdisciplinary research involving scientists from relevant areas in physics, chemistry, molecular biology, biology, engineering, and medicine. iNANO offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment with many industrial, national and international collaborators.

The place of work is Langelandsgade 140, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Mogens Christensen (mch@chem.au.dk).

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Unit: Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center
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Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

Doc­toral Stu­dent, MEMETRE pro­ject, Fac­ulty of Ag­ri­cul­ture and Forestry

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-agriculture-and-forestry) at the University of Helsinki, located on the Viikki Campus, promotes the sustainable use of natural resources and human wellbeing through scientific research and research-based teaching. The Faculty’s key areas of education and research are food, agricultural, forest and environmental sciences, and microbiology and economics in relation to these areas. The Faculty has 3200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs 500 experts.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of a

DOCTORAL STUDENT

for a fixed term of four years starting on 1 November 2018 onwards (or as agreed) to work in the European Research Council (ERC) and Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) funded project MEMETRE (From processes to modelling of methane emissions from trees) https://blogs.helsinki.fi/Methane-forest/projects/memetre/. The doctoral student will join a multidisciplinary group of 10 scientists studying the exchange of greenhouse gases methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) in forest ecosystems, with the main aim at answering the question: what is the role of trees in the CH4 and N2O exchange of forests.

We will achieve this by conducting novel laboratory and field experiments focusing on CH4 exchange processes at leaf-level, tree and ecosystem level. We will utilize state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, stable and radiocarbon isotopes and molecular biology techniques to reveal the processes and process drivers, and this information will directly be utilized in process model development.

Do you want to be part of our dream team? Tasks for the Doctoral student include 1) conducting laboratory and field experiments on CH4 exchange of trees utilizing molecular biology and stable and radiocarbon isotopes to reveal the processes and process drivers of CH4 exchange, 2) to analyze data, report and present scientific findings, and 3) to actively participate in interdisciplinary group work to guarantee direct interplay between the experimental work and modelling.

We are seeking a highly motivated student with background in ecophysiology, plant biology, molecular biology, forest ecology, biogeochemistry, or other relevant fields. Interest towards a scientific career, work experience in research projects is an asset.

This project is a collaborative project with Professor Jaana Bäck’s research groups, www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/ecosystem-processes and is also affiliated to the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR www.helsinki.fi/en/inar-institute-for-atmospheric-and-earth-system-research). We offer an internationally competitive package and access to state-of-the-art infrastructures (such as ICOS, Integrated Carbon Observation System, www.icos-ri.eu).

The appointee should either already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment, or apply for the right, and obtain it within the probationary period of six months of their appointment. If the candidate does not already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki, it must be applied for separately. (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/the-application-process-i…).

The appointee can conduct their Ph.D. studies at one of the University of Helsinki Doctoral Programmes: Plant Sciences (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-prog…), Atmospheric Sciences (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-prog…), Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-programme-in-interdisciplinary-envi…, or Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-programme-in-sustainable-use-of-ren…).

The salary shall be based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. The gross salary range will be approx. 2065–3022 euros per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience. In addition, occupational healthcare will be provided. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents as a single pdf file:
1) CV
2) motivation letter
3) publication list, and
4) a minimum of two references

Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for applications is 10 October 2018. The position can be filled in November 2018, or as soon as suitable for the appointee.

For additional information, please contact Associate Professor Mari Pihlatie, mari.pihlatie(at)helsinki.fi.

Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Mirkka Juntunen (mirkka.juntunen(at)helsinki.fi).

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

More about working at the University of Helsinki
www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university

10 reasons to work in Helsinki
www.helsinki.fi/en/university/10-reasons-to-work-in-helsinki

Finnish way of life
www.helsinki.fi/en/university/enjoy-the-finnish-way-of-life

Due date

10.10.2018 23:59 EEST

Post expires on Wednesday October 10th, 2018

Postdoc­toral re­searcher, urban eco­nom­ics/​eco­nomic geo­graphy

The University of Helsinki and Aalto University have opened a position for a postdoctoral researcher as part of a joint multidisciplinary collaboration initiative coordinated by the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Helsinki. Applications are invited to both universities, and the applications will be evaluated by a joint selection committee. The contract with the University of Helsinki or Aalto University will be made according to the research plan and interests of the applicants and based on the academic affiliation of the main supervising professor.

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations.

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20,000 students and 4,700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Aalto campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The goal of the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies is to enhance understanding of the global urban challenges facing the Nordic Welfare States. The postdoctoral researcher will benefit from a novel research environment that emphasises scientific rigor, collaboration with cities and the pursuit of excellence in science and teaching. The close co-operation between the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa will provide a unique working environment in the heart of a changing and developing capital region. The cities of the Helsinki Capital Region are funding the research position, and the appointee will be working in close interaction with the cities.

The postdoctoral researcher in Urban Economics/Economic Geography is expected to focus in his/her research on the competiveness and productivity of cities and city regions with a special focus on the Helsinki Capital Region. The research can cover topics such as the role of the Helsinki Capital Region in international networks, urban agglomeration and innovation, the co-agglomeration of industries, the effects of immigration on local labour markets and productivity, the geography of businesses and business networks, platform economy or other related topics.

The postdoctoral researcher to be appointed will have proven expertise in the research area. The main duties will include research in the respective field. The post will require scholarly publishing, teaching in the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies & Planning (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/programmes/master/urban-studies-planning) and interaction with the funding city organisations. The appointee is also expected to take a role in planning for new research projects to be conducted at the University of Helsinki or Aalto University.

An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have the proven capability to publish in scientific journals and have excellent analytical and methodological skills. In addition, the candidate is expected to have good communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary working community and in close collaboration with the cities.

The postdoctoral researcher will play a key role in developing the educational offerings of the Urban Studies & Planning programme. Furthermore, he/she will
– Contribute to programme delivery and continuous course and programme improvement
– Develop or identify urban studies–related content and materials for courses
– Develop, implement and support extracurricular activities, including symposia and seminars

The candidates’ doctoral degree must have been granted by the awarding institution prior to the date for the job interviews. Furthermore, the doctoral degree is expected to have been granted no more than five years prior to application (2013 or later). The five-year limit may be exceeded only for particularly compelling reasons (for instance parental leave or military service).

The salary will be based on the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities.

Please submit your application as a single pdf file, which includes the following documents in English:
• Curriculum vitae, including teaching merits (max. 3 pages)
• List of publications (max. 2 pages)
• Research Plan or Letter of Research Interests (max. 3 pages), in which the applicant outlines how his/her expertise would contribute to one of the specific research areas
• Summary (max. 2 pages) of the applicant’s scholarly activities, including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, success in obtaining research funding
• Names and contact details of one or two referees

Please submit your application as a single pdf file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2018.

Further information on the positions may be obtained from:

Professor Mari Vaattovaara, University of Helsinki (mari.vaattovaara(at)helsinki.fi, +358-504154861)

Assistant Professor of Urban Economics Tuukka Saarimaa, Aalto University (tuukka.saarimaa(at)aalto.fi, +358 50 477 0776)

Due date

31.10.2018 23:59 EET

Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

PhD fellow in quantum phenomena in hybrid superconductor-nanoelectronic systems

Sino-Danish Center, Nano-ScienceCenter, Center for Quantum Devices

Niels Bohr Institute

Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

Sino-Danish Center, Nano-Science Center and Center for Quantum Devices, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in the Center for Quantum Devices commencing 1 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter or upon agreement. The successful applicant is expected to spend 12 months in total with one of our collaboration partners with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Description of the scientific environment 

Sino-Danish Center is a partnership between all eight Danish universities, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). SDC’s activities include Danish-Chinese research collaboration within five selected focus areas, seven affiliated Master’s programmes with an annual intake of approximately 150 master’s students and training of a large number of PhD students.

The Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen brings together researchers from the areas of chemistry, physics, biotechnology and medicine in a strong cross-disciplinary environment. Combined with close ties to the international research community and cooperation with private companies, these features make the Center a strong base for science of international excellence.

The Center for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental physics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory.

Further information about Sino-Danish Center, Nano-Science Center and the Center for Quantum devices can be found at http://sdc.university/, https://nano.ku.dk/english/research and http://www.qdev.dk respectively.

Project description 

This PhD project will be aimed at understanding quantum phenomena and quantum states in hybrid nanoelectronic systems based on superconductors and semiconductor nanowires or other material systems. The research involves fabrication and design of novel hybrid devices, cryogenic transport experiments, data analysis, interactions with theoretical physicists, and supervision of bachelor and master students. An integral part of the project is further to expand existing collaboration on these systems or other emerging quantum materials with partners at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Kasper Grove-Rasmussen, Center for Quantum Devices, E-mail: k_grove@fys.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 53642963. Co-supervisor Professor Per Hedegård.

Job description

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

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Work for the department

Part of the project will be carried out in China (12 months in total, can be divided into shorter stays, e.g. 2×6 months, 3×4 months)

Formal requirements

Applicants should have a background in experimental physics. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. Experimental experience in nanoscale device fabrication, electrical transport measurements at cryogenic temperatures and advanced data acquisition/analysis is highly relevant.

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

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

Please include  

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 27 September 2018, 23:59 GMT +2.  

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

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

Questions 

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

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

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

Deadline: 27 September 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
Email: k_grove@fys.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday September 27th, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Plasma and Space Physics

About the position

One position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Plasma and Space Physics is available at the Department of Physics,

The post doc fellowship is for a period of 3 years. Within the framework of the position, duties may be assigned. Starting date preferably no later than 01.01.2019.

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Job description/ Project description

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

The successful candidate will be a part of Section for Plasma and Space Physics at The Department of Physics as well as the 4DSpace Strategic Research Initiative. The main focus of these groups is to advance our understanding of ionospheric plasma processes at high latitudes including plasma instabilities and turbulence. The groups also work towards assessing the impact of space weather effects on technological systems (such as GPS) at high latitudes. The main tools used are advanced numerical models (mainly particle-in-cell codes), ground-based radar and optical systems (EISCAT, SuperDARN, all-sky-imagers), instruments on board spacecraft (Swarm, NorSat-1), and in situ measurements carried out by sounding rockets (the ICI-rocket series). For more information, see: http://www.mn.uio.no/fysikk/english/research/projects/4dspace/   and http://www.mn.uio.no/fysikk/english/research/projects/grand-challenge-initiative-cusp/index.html

Over the next years, the 4DSpace team will be involved in several rocket launches into the polar ionosphere. All of these rockets will during the flight eject small subpayloads, which will for the first time make multi-point observations of the ionospheric plasma density at unprecedented spatial resolution. These unique data will facilitate the search for dispersion relations at different scales, as well as the multi-scale mapping of turbulent structures.

The successful candidate will work in a team of scientists on a development of new data analysis techniques for multi-point measurements of plasma density by a rocket and its sub-payloads. The candidate will then apply these techniques to data from rocket experiments to study irregularities and turbulence in the cusp F region ionosphere. The in-situ results will also be compared with advanced numerical models. Due to its novel approach, it is expected that this project will to lead to several major advances in the field of ionospheric turbulence.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree (or obtaining the Ph.D. degree before the start of the contract) or equivalent.
  • Experience in data analysis from in-situ plasma measurements, preferably with sounding rockets or another spacecraft.
  • Strong background in plasma physics.
  • Good programming skills for advanced data analysis techniques.
  • A good command of English

Desired qualifications:

The candidate is expected to take part in our rocket and spacecraft missions, and should preferably have some experience with plasma waves, instabilities, and/or turbulence. Experience from development of new data analysis tools for in-situ measurements of space plasmas and/or from performing and analyzing large-scale numerical simulations will be considered as an asset.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 515 200  – 597 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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).

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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 University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Professor Jøran Moen, e-mail j.i.moen@fys.uio.no, phone + 47 22 85 64 30 or Associate Professor Wojciech Miloch, e-mail: w.j.miloch@fys.uio.no, phone + 47 22 85 60 14.

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Therese Ringvold, e-mail: therese.ringvold@mn.uio.no, phone: +47 22 85 16 06.

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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.

The research at the Department covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad. Education and teaching are other essential activities. We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Post expires on Wednesday October 10th, 2018

PhD Student in Mathematical Statistics

Ref MAI-2018-00072

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees due to retirement among our current staff and an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Mathematics conducts both teaching and research. The research encompasses a broad spectrum of areas, from pure mathematics to applications in technology, the natural sciences, economics and didactics. Our aim is to create an environment that encourages innovation and is open to new and relevant research areas.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/mai

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Mathematical Statistics
formally based at Department of Mathematics, https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/mai

Division of Mathematical Statistics, https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/mai/ms

Project

This project, which is funded by the Research school in interdisciplinary mathematics, aims to contribute in the area of ”High-dimensional covariance estimation with applications to massive MIMO” and will be in collaboration with the Division for Communication Systems at LiU.

For more information about the project see https://old.liu.se/mai/foutb/forskarskola/projekt?l=en&sc=true

Duties
As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

Qualifications
Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies. Applicants should have a degree on advanced level with at least 60 ECTS credits in mathematical statistics/mathematics or other subjects with a strong mathematics or marhematical statistics content.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date
By agreement

Salary
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 5 October 2018.

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

Equal opportunities

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

We look forward to receiving your application!

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

Contact person

Martin Singull

Associate Professor/Head of Division

martin.singull@liu.se

Madelaine Engström

Administrativ chef

013-28 1401

madelaine.engstrom@liu.se

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Post expires on Friday October 5th, 2018

PhD position in crystal growth and characterization of superconducting materials at the Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab, Niels Bohr Institute

The Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab is a new state-of-the-art laboratory for both basic research and quantum materials engineering at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen and Microsoft Quantum. The laboratory is based on synthesis and characterization of quantum materials grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy methods. The research center, which is sponsored by Microsoft Research, is aiming at developing quantum information processing hardware.

The position  

The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab, Copenhagen, announces the opening of a PhD position to develop hybrid epitaxial semiconductor-magnetic-superconductor materials for novel quantum electronic structures. The project work will involve bottom-up nano-structured crystal growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, structural, compositional and electronic characterization, with the overarching goal of making low dimensional components for topological quantum information processing.

Information about Niels Bohr Institute can be found at nbi.dk. Information about Microsoft Quantum can be found here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/

The position is open from 1 December 2018 or by arrangement.

The candidate

The successful applicant, who should have a background in physics or material science, and preferably in semiconductor crystal growth and characterization (using methods like electron microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy), will work as a PhD student under the Microsoft Quantum project at the University of Copenhagen.

For inquiries, contact principal supervisor Peter Krogstrup, krogstrup@nbi.dk

Terms of appointment and payment  

The PhD position has a duration of three years, and includes obligations as teaching assistant, courses and travelling. The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application  

Applicants are requested to submit their applications electronically. Apply by clicking “Apply online”.

Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. thesis), and names and contact information on preferably three scientific referees. The candidates should include a certified list of university courses and grades.

The deadline for applications is 8 October 2018, 23:59 GMT +2 

As an equal opportunity’s employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion or ethnic origin.

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

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

Deadline: 8 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Post expires on Monday October 8th, 2018

PhD studentship within the field of Electronic Structure Theory and Computation

PhD studentship at ”The VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals (V-SUSTAIN)” within the Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) section at the Department of Physics, DTU.

VILLUM FONDEN has provided a substantial grant to “The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN). The clear aim of the center is to provide the science necessary to phase out fossil fuels and thereby alleviate the negative impact the continuous use of these have on the earth’s climate and environment. The center is a collaboration between DTU, Stanford University, University of Copenhagen, and University of Southern Denmark.

The PhD studentship is within the field of electronic structure theory and computation. The stipend is focused on the design of new materials for conversion of light into fuels and involves the development of theory and computations for materials screening. The work will be carried out within V-SUSTAIN in close collaboration with experimental partners performing synthesis and testing of new materials.

The project will mainly apply Density Functional Theory.

V-SUSTAIN and CAMD provide a social and open scientific environment at the Department of Physics, DTU with close collaboration between theory and experiment. Substantial computational resources are available through the DTU-supercomputer facility Niflheim.

Qualifications
The successful candidates will have obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Masters degrees. He/she should be well motivated, hardworking, and willing and able to work as part of a team. Previous experience with electronic structure calculations and/or machine learning is preferable but not a requirement.

Candidates for the PhD position should have a Masters’ degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science by the time they commence the project.

Approval and Enrollment of PhD Students
The scholarship for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled at the Physics PhD School at DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrollment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see: DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Karsten W. Jacobsen.

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.

The positions are available immediately, and the starting date should preferably be within 2018 or early 2019.

Further information
For further information about the research at V-SUSTAIN and CAMD please visit www.v-sustain.dtu.dk and www.camd.dtu.dk.

Should you have any queries regarding the position, please contact Professor Karsten W. Jacobsen, kwj@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 September 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel 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 is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 30 September 2018
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

PhD fellowship in Statistical methods in neuroscience

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Department of Mathematical Sciences

PhD fellowship in Statistical methods in neuroscience

About the research project
A new PhD fellowship in statistical methods in neuroscience is available in the Statistics group at the Department of Mathematical Sciences (IMF), NTNU. The successful candidate will be offered a three-year position. The Department may offer a six to twelve months extension as a teaching assistant. Start-up date should be no later than August 2019.

 

The project will focus on parameter estimation, hypothesis testing and model selection in large population neural data with detailed 3D tracking of animal behaviour. This project is part of a larger collaboration with Benjamin Dunn and the group of Jonathan Whitlock at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation, NTNU. In this PhD research project diverse experimental and theoretical methods will be combined to study neural representations of natural behaviour in freely moving rodents.

Qualifications
The applicant must have a master’s degree in statistics or comparable competence or be enrolled in the final year of a master’s degree programme in statistics. It is an advantage if the student has experience with analysis of neuroscience data. The applicant must satisfy the requirements for admission to the PhD education at NTNU; please see https://www.ntnu.edu/phd and https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phma. In particular, admission to PhD education at NTNU requires an average grade of at least B, within a scale of A–E for passing grades (A best), for the last two years of the master’s degree.

Candidates completing their MSc-degree in the spring 2019 are encouraged to apply. The position is also open for an integrated PhD for NTNU students starting their final year of their master degree in autumn 2018; see https://www.ntnu.no/ie/forskning/integrertphd for information about integrated PhD.

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

The application
Applications are to be submitted electronically through this page. Preferably, the attachments should be submitted as a single file. Only applications that include the following will be evaluated:

  • Information about educational background and work experience.
  • Relevant publications. Joint work will only be considered provided that a short summary outlining the applicant´s contributions is attached.
  • Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Candidates from universities outside Norway are requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the programme of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
  • Contact information for two references.
  • An essay (around 600 words) with the title “How can statistics help us understand the brain?”.

The following will be emphasized in the evaluation of the applications:

  • Interest in programming, and good knowledge of R or Python or MATLAB.
  • Interest in computational aspects of statistics, and in particular multivariate modelling and analysis.
  • Interest in working with data from neuroscience.
  • Good communication skills and interest in working in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Written fluency in the English language.

Terms of employment
The PhD fellow will be part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU and will have her/his workplace there. See https://www.ntnu.no/imf. The Department currently has around 60 PhD fellows.

The PhD fellowship is placed in salary code 1017, with a gross salary of NOK 449 400 per year before tax. A pension contribution of 2% of the salary will be deducted as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment of the PhD fellow will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programmes within the period of the appointment and have to be qualified for the PhD-study (see http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd).

The successful candidate will be required to enrol in a PhD programme within the period of employment, and must sign a contract regulating the starting date and duration of employment as well as the required duties.

The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. NTNU wishes to increase the number of women in its workforce, and female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.

 

For further information, please contact

Mette Langaas, Mette.Langaas@ntnu.no .

Benjamin Dunn, Benjamin.Dunn@ntnu.no  .

Reference no: IE 159-2018.

Closing date: 15.10.2018.

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Employer
    NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Trondheim
  • Place of service
    Trondheim
  • Jobbnorge ID
    156881
  • Internal ID
    2018/29350
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Project

Post expires on Monday October 15th, 2018

PhD in the PhD program Society, Space and Technology

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD in the PhD program Society, Space and Technology (by the end of 2018). The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

The PhD programme in Society, Space and Technology takes an interdisciplinary approach to research which academically it spans technology-natural science, social sciences and the arts. This interdisciplinary research approach is expressed in two research groups associated with the programme:

METRIK (Environment, Energy, Transport, Regulation, Innovation and Climate Policy), whose research focus is the interaction between social development and the natural environment in relation to planning and regulation of the environment, energy, production, transport and climate, including sustainable development strategies and public involvement in this area.

MOSPUS (Mobility, Space and Urban Studies), whose research focus is on urban and rural development and planning, everyday life, culture, migration, tourism and leisure economy, state and industry in interaction between place and mobilities, including how citizens and organizations can participate in the development of spatial change.

The programme’s links together various disciplinary aspects of research, for example in relation to technology, resources and culture as the basis for the social production and reproduction of various research objects. All the research within the research groups emanates from this interdisciplinary profile, regardless of their thematic diversity. Thus, the individual research projects and PhD projects have a number of overlapping themes in and across the two research groups. Examples of these themes are:

  • The connection between technology, nature and culture
  • Sustainable development
  • Consumption and production
  • Everyday life
  • Mobility, urban and rural development.
  • Participation and empowerment
  • Planning, organization and regulation

 

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf),

QualificationsYou must hold a master’s degree or equivalent withingeography, anthropology, sociology, psychology, urban studies, Planning, Economy, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or related disciplines. Qualifications within the following areas are required.

Relevant master’s degree or equivalent. Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).

Assessment
In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;

  • Project description of the Ph.D. project – 5-8 pages.
  • Quality and relevance of the methodological and theoretical choices
  • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
  • If the PhD project seem realistic and feasible
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School
  • Educational competences, and other qualifications, such as work experience and publications

You are required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills and to be a visible, active participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

 

Questions For further information about the position, please contact:

Ph.d.-coordinator Mikael Meldstad, +45 4674-2732, mdm@ruc.dk

Ph.d.-program leader, Associate professor Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, +45 4674-2191,malenef@ruc.dk

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time and you will refer to Anders Siig Andersen.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Application procedure 

After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.


Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. Your description of the PhD project
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than 1. October 2018. 
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application due date
01-10-2018
Department
Institut for Mennesker og Teknologi
Category
Ph.d. stillinger
Contact
Malene Freudendal-Pedersen
Lektor
4674-2191

Roskilde Universitet
Universitetsvej 1
Postboks 260
4000 Roskilde
https://ruc.dk

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Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral position in the observational study of supernovae 1002136

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2 year postdoctoral position in the observational study of supernovae. There is funding for 2 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc.

The successful applicant is expected to spend a significant fraction of their time working on a sample of stripped-envelope core-collapse supernovae obtained by the Carnegie Supernova Project-II.

Applicants with experience with optical/near-infrared imaging and spectroscopic data reductions and analysis including PCA and the application of machine learning algorithms is desired.

The applicant will be able to collaborate with members of the Carnegie Supernova Project, ASAS-SN, and NUTS (Nordic Un-biased Transient Survey).

Applicants are required to have a PhD prior to starting date which is expected to be by mid 2019.

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Questions regarding the position can be sent to Max Stritzinger (max@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, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 1 November 2018
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

Postdoc in experimental electronic structure research 1001175

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a two-year postdoc position in the area of electronic structure research by angle-resolved photoemission and scanning probe microscopy. There is funding for 2 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc.

The position is available from 1.11.2018 or as soon as possible hereafter.

You are expected to contribute to the experimental study of novel (Dirac) materials by techniques such as scanning tunneling microscopy and synchrotron radiation-based angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. The materials in question will partly consist of quasi two-dimensional materials grown in situ, opening the possibility to access classes of materials that are too sensitive to be isolated by mechanical exfoliation. Experiments will be carried out mainly at the local synchrotron radiation source ASTRID2 but participation in external beamtimes for time-resolved photoemission and nano-scale photoemission is also planned. You are expected to take a leading role in these activities, working with PhD and master students on several projects.
Applicants should hold a PhD in physics or chemistry or materials science.

Several additional qualifications are required or highly desirable for this project:

• Experience with ultra-high vacuum, scanning tunneling microscopy and synchrotron-radiation based angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy
• Experience in in situ growth, using techniques such as molecular beam epitaxy
• Previous experience with supervision of PhD students will be an advantage.

The postdoc position will be part of the VILLUM Centre of Excellence for Dirac Materials (www.villumcdm.org). This centre ties together activities in theoretical condensed matter physics, materials chemistry, and experimental characterization of materials. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has several unique experimental facilities relevant for this position, especially the third generation synchrotron radiation source ASTRID2.

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Prof. Philip Hofmann, +45 871 55612, philip@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, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday October 15th, 2018