Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

PhD Position in Investigation of Li-ion Intercalation Mechanisms in Rechargeable Batteries

Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy invites applications for a PhD position in Investigation of Li-ion intercalation mechanisms in rechargeable batteries. The PhD project is part of the ESS Lighthouse SMART – Structure of Materials in Real Time and will be carried out in collaboration with Haldor Topsoe A/S and Danish Technical University. The position available starting 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 13 December 2018.

The project focuses on detailed structural characterization of novel battery electrodes, mainly cathode materials, and on elucidating the Li-ion intercalation mechanism during charge and discharge. The project will evolve around operando neutron and synchrotron X-ray scattering as well as development of setup for these measurements. Material synthesis, battery fabrication, electrochemical analysis, X-ray absorption spectroscopy and general material characterization (thermal analysis, electron microscopy, surface area analysis etc.) will also be central for the project.

The candidate should have a good knowledge of inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, electrochemistry and chemical synthesis. Knowledge about powder diffraction is a prerequisite.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Dorthe B. Ravnsbæk at phone (+45) 6550 7635 or e-mail: dbra@sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three (5+3 programme for applicants with a Master’s degree) or four years (4+4 programme for students who have not yet finished their Master studies). Teaching duties of related subjects will be part of the programme. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

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

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• Relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 13 December 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Thursday December 13th, 2018

PhD fellow in biogeochemical ocean modelling

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in biogeochemical ocean modelling commencing 15.03.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The PhD will be part of NordCEE (www.nordcee.dk) at University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen. We are interested in the evolution of Earth surface environments through geologic time, and in particular, the evolution of atmospheric and ocean chemistry, and how these are coupled. The PhD as part of the PaleoROMS modelling initiative will spend most of the time in Sedimentary Research group in the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management. In PaleoROMS we use the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) to explore the oceanography as well as the biogeochemical and ecological evolution of ancient shelf seas. The PhD position is fully funded by the Villum Foundation.

Project description 

PhD candidate will focus on applying and developing our biogeochemical component of the high-resolution ocean modeling system (ROMS) to explore how ocean chemistry might have changed in response to different levels of atmospheric oxygen, different biogeochemical pathways and different states of ecological evolution. The PhD student will be required to have a strong interest in the biogeochemical cycles of elements and isotopes, and Earth evolution, a good background in math and chemistry. Preferably the candidate has the ability to apply and enhance ROMS.

Principal supervisor is Professor MSO, Christian J. Bjerrum, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, cjb@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 2426 8557. Co-supervisor is Professor Don Canfield, University of Southern Denmark, Dec@biology.sdu.dk.

Job description 

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

•To manage and carry through your research project

•Attend PhD courses

•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis

•Teach and disseminate your research

•To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad

•Work for the department

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Geoscience or related Science degree with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on ability to apply and enhance ROMS, previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment 

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). 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

•CV

•Diploma and transcripts of grade 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 11.12.2018, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor MSO, Christian J. Bjerrum, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, cjb@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 2426 8557.

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: 11 December 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning

Phone:
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Post expires on Tuesday December 11th, 2018

1-2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Cosmology

Job description

One or two positions as Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are available at Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo

The appointments are full-time positions and are made for a period of up to four years. In the case of a four-year position, 25 % of the time will be devoted to required duties.

Samarbeid unge mennesker

More about the position

One of the two positions is dedicated to an ERC Consolidator project called bits2cosmology, which aims to perform an end-to-end analysis of the Planck LFI, WMAP and SPIDER data with time-domain Gibbs sampling. Specifically, the current position will carry a main responsibility for the SPIDER analysis of the project, and the work will in particular revolve around low-level modeling and analysis of the SPIDER time-ordered data. Previous experience with low-level CMB data analysis and time-ordered data is considered highly beneficial for this position, as are strong computing and programming skills.

The primary goal of the second position is to work towards a comprehensive model of the microwave and sub-millimeter sky. This work will include analysis of multiple publicly available and proprietary data sets, including COMAP, DIRBE, FIRAS, Planck, PASIPHAE, SPIDER, WMAP and many others. Collaboration in large international collaborations is anticipated. Previous experience with CMB or sub-millimeter observations and large-scale data modeling is highly desired for this position.

A generous personal travel/expenses grant of 50 kNOK is available per year. The institute also has access to world-class computing facilities, both in-house and on-campus, that are directly available to the candidate. The cosmology group at the Institute participates heavily in the Planck, SPIDER, COMAP, PASIPHAE and Euclid experiments, and is a member of the LiteBIRD Joint Study group.

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.

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

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.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in astrophysics, statistics, computer science or related fields. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions: http://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/regulations-employment-conditions-postdoc.html

We offer

  •  Salary NOK 515 200 – 597 400 per annum depending on qualifications in po-sition as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • 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 interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • The source code of a self-written computer program; a link to a GitHub repository or similar is acceptable
  • A complete list of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number). The letters should be sent directly from the references to i.k.wehus@astro.uio.no and h.k.k.eriksen@astro.uio.no.

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).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, in particular with respect to computing and analysis skills, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. 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.

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.

No one can be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

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 Hans Kristian Eriksen, phone number: +47 22 85 44 45, e-mail: h.k.k.eriksen@astro.uio.no  or

Professor Ingunn Wehus, e-mail i.k.wehus@astro.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the application system, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, +47 22 85 71 96, e-mail: elin.thoresen@mn.uio.no

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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 Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. It presently has 11 permanent professors/associate professors. The Institute employs some 15-20 postdoctoral and senior research fellows and has of order 15-20 Ph.D. students. The research activity of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics is concentrated around solar physics, cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics.

Post expires on Friday December 21st, 2018

Postdoc/researcher in Combinatorics

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan,

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.

Job description

Research in algebraic and probabilistic combinatorics in collaboration with Svante Linusson and other combinatorialists at the department. Teaching corresponding to 25% of fulltime.

The position is a time limited, full time, one-year postdoc position starting July 1, 2019 or by agreement.

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with a doctoral education (completed in the last five years or to be completed before the commencement of the position). Candidates cannot have their PhD degree from KTH. We seek a candidate with a strong background algebraic or probabilistic combinatorics. The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the division, and have good communication skills. No skills in Swedish are required.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Research statement (max 2 pages)

Contact information for three references

Other information

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment July 1, 2019 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2018-1636
Contact
  • Svante Linusson, professor, linusson@kth.se
Last application date 31.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

2 postdoctoral researcheres (mathematics / inverse problems)

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university) assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/mathematics-and-st…) at the Faculty of Science, is the biggest department of mathematical sciences in Finland. The department invites applications for

2 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS (mathematics / inverse problems)

for full-time two-year positions with a possible extension to one more year. The first full-time position can start between January 1, 2019 and March 1, 2019 and the second position can start between May 1 and September 1, 2019, upon mutual agreement. The work will be conducted in the research group (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/inverse-problems) of professor Matti Lassas (http://www.helsinki.fi/~lassas/) and in a project funded by Academy of Finland. The research group of Lassas comprises twelve post-doctoral researchers and PhD students and is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence of Inverse Modelling and Imaging (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/centre-of-excellence-of-invers…). Research carried out by the group concentrates on inverse problems for partial differential equations, geometry and stochastical models. The postdoctoral researchers´ work encompasses conducting research in collaboration with members of the research group and a small amount of teaching (approximately 24 hours of lecturing a year).

A successful post doc candidate will have experience of some of the methods used in the research group — partial differential equations, differential geometry, microlocal analysis, regularization theory, or stochastics. Alternatively, the candidate may have experience of numerical methods for partial differential equations. In addition to the experience on some of the above fields, the candidates shall have a strong interest in working on inverse problems and topics on the interface of applied and pure mathematics.

For more information, contact the coordinator of the Centre of Excellence, Ms. Hanna Partio by email: Hanna.Partio@helsinki.fi.

Salary

The salary of successful candidate will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system for Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3300 – 3700 €/month.

How to apply

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

Please attach the following documents as a single pdf file: motivational letter (max 1 page), CV (max 2 pages) and a publication list. Include also contact information of two persons who can provide a reference letter on request.

For the first position the deadline for submitting the application is December 6, 2018.
For the second position the deadline for submitting the application is March 1, 2019.

Due date

01.03.2019 23:59 EET

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

PhD student in organic chemistry/structural biology

Research and graduate education at the department of chemistry and molecular biology comprises a wide scientific field from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to intact organisms. Much of the phenomena studied here impact on our natural environment and living systems. We participate in undergraduate programs in chemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, biology, marine sciences, and pharmacy.

A third cycle education at our department will lead to a Ph.D. in Natural sciences, or Natural sciences with a specialisation in Chemistry, Biology or Biophysics. Ph.D. studies comprises four years at the post graduate level. The time period can be extended to 5 years in total through teaching and/or other departmental duties.

Information about the research group:

The successful candidate will be part of the research group of Dr Carl Johan Wallentin and work in close collaboration with Prof. Richard Neutze and Dr Gisela Brändén. Within the constellation of participating research groups a range of synthetic, biochemical and biophysical methods to study the structure, function and dynamics of membrane proteins. A special focus is on the development of new organic compounds and their effect on protein structure. Primarily, we utilize new methods within structural biology that rely on X-rays from synchrotrons and XFELs to track structural changes in proteins as they work. More information about the research group is found at

https://wallentingroup.com;

https://cmb.gu.se/english/about_us/staff/?languageId=100001&disableRedirect=true&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fcmb.gu.se%2Fom_institutionen%2Fpersonal%2F%3FuserId%3Dxbragi&userId=xbragi;

https://cmb.gu.se/om_institutionen/personal?userId=xneuri

 Job assignments

Information about the job assignments

The PhD project will focus on the enzyme cytochrome oxidase that is part of the energy converting machinery of the cell. The candidate will develop new methods for the synthesis of organic compounds that upon external stimuli can initiate structural changes within proteins. The candidate will also conduct advanced structural biology experiments at X-ray facilities around the world. The experimental work as well as data processing will take place in close collaboration with other members of the research constellation and involve interactions with national and international partners.

Eligibility

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

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

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

*Relevant for the planned third-cycle education

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

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

The successful candidate is expected to be at ease collaborating with other scientists within a larger team, and to possess high quality communication skills. In addition, it is of great importance that the applicant is independent, shows enthusiasm for research, has a willingness to learn new skills, and is fluent in English (orally and in writing). Experience from synthetic organic chemistry is meriting.

 Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, Four years full time
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg
First day of employment: as agreed upon

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The Appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full time time doctoral studies.

University applies local agreement on salaries of graduate students.

Appointment procedure

Please apply online

The application shall include:

Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
CV including scientific publications
Copy of exam certificate
Two referees (name, telephone no, relation)

For further information regarding the position

För specifika frågor kontakta Carl Johan Wallentin, carl.wallentin@chem.gu.se
Questions regarding the third-cycle education: Martin Billeter, Director of third cycle education, +46(0) 31-786 3925, martin.billeter@gu.se
Questions regarding the employment: hr@cmb.gu.se

Unions

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

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 2018-12-31

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

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

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

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

Researcher in physical geography

Lunds universitet, institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

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

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

Lund University GIS Centre at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science is one of the World’s leading centres in thefield of Geographical Infromation Science. Besides strong scientific networks in Sweden, the centre has large international networks in Europe, USA, Australia, Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia. GIS Centre has been involved in several national and international projects funded or supported by e.g EU, Swedish resaerch agencies, and international organizations such as WHO. The GIS Center is going to expand its resaerch activities in the area of processing and analysis of VGI as well as social media data. The aim of this call is to employ a researcher with a very high scientific competence to join our research group and increase the quality of research by producing more/better results.

Tasks
The main duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Conduct research and publish in high-quality journals.
  • Present and discuss novel ideas to the research group.
  • Present research results to the wider research community.
  • Contribute to training, scientific mentoring and supervision of students.
  • Develop useful timelines and milestones based on the goals of the research and development programs.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals to apply for research projects.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Geomatics, Geographic Information Science, computer science, or a closely related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience with VGI and social media data analysis and processing.
  • Demonstrated experience with GIS, spatio-temporal analysis and machine learning techniques.
  • Track record of publications in the field.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders, including those within a multi-disciplinary group.
  • Excellent command of English.
  • Proficiency in programming languages and technologies such as Python, R, JavaScript, and Node.js.

We are looking for a person who is driven, can structure and organize his or her own work, a person who is patient, flexible, and who is social and communicative. He or she should have the intention to work in group, share and discuss his/her ideas, knowledge and achievements with the group and to be helpful to the group members.

Application
The applicant must submit the below documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV including
    • Personal information (full name,date and place of birth, marriage status, country of residence)
    • The title of the PhD thesis, the supervisor(s), the defence date, the university that you got the degree from, and the country.
    • Title of the matser thesis, , the supervisor(s), the defence date, the university that you got the degree from, and the country.
    • Positions (current and previous work/study/research positions)
    • List of publications in international scientific journals (mention impact factor, according to the ISI Web of Knowledge), international conferences, etc.
    • Research project(s) that you have been involved in (mention your role and the period you were working on the project)
    • Supervision of PhD students
    • Supervision of master students
    • Teaching experiences
    • Research plan. Describe your research idea in max 3 pages. Include the idea by itself, techniques you want to use, if the idea is new (justify), why it is interesting, and data issues.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-04-01, duration 2 year from starting date
Salary Fixed monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3296
Contact
  • Ali Mansourian, Associate Professor, +46 46-2221733, ali.mansourian@nateko.lu.se
  • Tina Olsson, Human Resource Officer, +46 46-2229562, tina.olsson@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
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date 15.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

PhD student position in galaxy evolution

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PhD student position in galaxy evolution

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

Information about the research
Applications are invited for a PhD position in the topic of galaxy formation and evolution at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The starting data is flexible, though preferably spring/summer 2019. The successful candidate will join the research group of Dr. Kirsten K. Knudsen. The research is on high-redshift starburst/AGN and galaxy formation and evolution with focus on observational studies using mm-wave/radio instruments such as ALMA, JVLA, APEX, and IRAM PdBI. The successful applicant will work mainly at Onsala Space Observatory, where Chalmers hosts the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy which is also the location of the Nordic ALMA Regional Center Node.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as a PhD student is to pursue your doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts within the scientific framework and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching at Chalmers’ undergraduate level education or performing other duties corresponding to up to 20 per cent of the working time. Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to maximum of five years with four years consistuting the PhD studies and project.

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

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field. To be accepted for the PhD programme, the applicant must have an advanced level (e.g. a Masters) University degree in Physics or Astronomy. A solid background in mathematics and physics is mandatory. Experience in general astronomy, extragalactic astronomy, and/or mm/submm/radio Interferometry is meritorious. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If you do not speak Swedish, we strongly encourage you to learn the language. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

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

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

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-2 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications. Please also describe your previous research and project experience as well as your future goals.

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

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

Application deadline: 8th of December 2018

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Kirsten Knudsen
kirsten.knudsen@chalmers.se
+46 31-772 5526 or 031-772 6355

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


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Postdoctoral scholarship in dark matter particle phenomenology

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Department of Physics at Chalmers – home of the Graphene Flagship

Stimulated by major needs and challenges in science and a sustainable society, the ambition of the department of Physics is to foster a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We provide a competitive advantage by linking our top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and energy research with world-leading industrial R&D&I projects. We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges, from fundamental physics research, through the development of new materials such as graphene to direct industrial projects generating new inventions. We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meet engineering. We are situated in a stimulating and creative environment with newly renovated facilities.

The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between five departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.

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Information about the project
The Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholarship in dark matter particle phenomenology. The project is expected to begin in March 2019.

The Department of Physics originates from the fundamental truths and basic concepts of the physical sciences and is concerned with the utilisation of these scientific principles in practical devices and systems as well as for developing physics itself. The research profile includes such diverse topics as particle and astroparticle physics, biological membranes, disordered systems, complex oxides, surface‐ and nano‐physics, materials for energy applications, plasmas for medical applications and dark matter research to mention a few. We are strongly involved in a total of nine Bachelor’s programmes, three Master’s programmes and four doctoral programmes. The department is situated in a stimulating and creative environment with about 200 teachers and researchers, 120 PhD students and 550 undergraduate students within the physics community in Gothenburg, and is the major part of the Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between four departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.

Specifically, the Theoretical Subatomic Physics group within the Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics, Chalmers, performs theoretical research on nuclear, elementary particle, and astroparticle physics. Research questions that are currently studied within our group include: What is the Universe made of? And in particular, what is Dark Matter? We use a broad range of different research methodologies including quantum field theory, galactic dynamics, computational physics and advanced tools within machine learning, statistics, and applied mathematics.

Major responsibilities
This project will focus on the theoretical modelling of dark matter-nucleon and dark matter-electron interactions. Emphasis will be placed on computing the observable consequences of such interactions, and on devising strategies to experimentally test them. To this end, the candidate will use effective field theory methods and develop a computer program to numerically evaluate the theoretical predictions and compare them with observations.

The remuneration is 24.000 SEK per month (the scholarship is free of tax).

Position summary
The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
To qualify for the position, you must have a solid background in theoretical particle and astro‐particle physics or in a related discipline. A genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are needed.

The ideal candidate for the position has a strong background in dark matter particle theory and hands‐on experience with state‐of‐the‐art frameworks. Further experience with interdisciplinary projects or background in computational methods is helpful. Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for applying since English is our working language for research, and we publish internationally. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180626 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 10 December, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Assistant Professor, Riccardo Catena
Subatomic and Plasma Physics
E-mail: riccardo.catena@chalmers.se



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


 

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Post expires on Monday December 10th, 2018

Four or more postdoctoral positions in theoretical physics

Post expires on Sunday December 2nd, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellow within sedimentary provenance

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow within sedimentary provenance

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within sedimentary provenance at the Department of Earth Science. The position is for a fixed term of up to 3 years (where the last three months are dependent on the candidate’s qualifications and needs). The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council through the ISBAR project (Internal and external forcing factors on the Source-to-Sink infill dynamics of the Lower Mesozoic Greater Barents Sea Basin).

About the project/work tasks

Project title: Provenance of the Triassic of the Greater Barents Sea

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated sedimentary petrologist/geochronologist with a particular interest towards sedimentology, or a sedimentologist with a strong interest in provenance methods to work on the ISBAR project. The ISBAR project aims to understand the evolution of the Greater Barents Sea Basin (Svalbard, Norwegian and Russian Barents Sea, Timan-Pechora Basin, Kara Sea and NW Greenland) and surrounding uplands (Greenland, Fennoscandia, Urals, Taimyr, and Siberian Traps Large Igneous Province) during the Triassic.

This represents a unique opportunity for an early career scientist to establish a high-profile research portfolio and to contribute to an interdisciplinary project which seeks to understand the linkages between basin-scale sediment transport networks, sediment budgets and emplacement of large igneous provinces, orogeny and crustal uplift. The successful candidate will develop and conduct petrological, geochemical, and/or thermochronological investigations, which will allow for a more robust understanding of sediment source areas, sediment source tectonism, and magmatism for the Greater Barents Sea. The candidate will be able to conduct field work, have access to seismic data, and to sample core data. The candidate will have access to use the Bergen Geoanalytical Facility and have funding to conduct analyses elsewhere. It is also expected that the candidate will take part in supervision of MSc and PhD students.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in sedimentary petrology, provenance, sedimentology, geochronology or thermochronology, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • A documented ability to publish high-impact articles is required.
  • Demonstrable familiarity with provenance methods is a requirement
  • Familiarity with regional scale sedimentary provenance is a strong advantage
  • Experience with geological field work is considered an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.

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

About the position of postdoctoral fellow

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. If the appointee lacks teaching experience, or other relevant qualifications, the employment period may be increased from 2 years and 9 months to 3 years. Teaching and other duties will in such cases be added to the position. The department will fund the extra months. The position may be extended by up to one year (maximum 4 years in total) if the appointee is granted externally financed research stays abroad. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

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

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

We can offer: 

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

Your application must include: 

  • A cover letter which clearly details the applicant’s motivation for applying, the research interests of the candidate and how the research interests and background would fit within the ISBAR project and meet the qualification criteria described above.
  • The names and contact information for two references. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD program.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas or official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).

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

General information

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

Associate Professor Christian Haug Eide, Department of Earth Science (Christian.Eide@uib.no or +47 55 58 33 93)

Professor Rolf Birger Pedersen, Department of Earth Science,
(Rolf.Pedersen@uib.no or +47 55 58 35 17)

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

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

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

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

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    159849
  • Internal ID
    18/12210
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

Post expires on Saturday December 1st, 2018

PhD position in Instrumentation for Experimental Elementary Particle Physics

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 Instrumentation for Experimental Elementary Particle Physics

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in Instrumentation for Experimental Particle Physics at the Department of Physics and Technology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

About the project/work tasks

The position is within the Norwegian ATLAS project that is ensuring active participation in the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s LHC. The emphasis for this position is within the ATLAS upgrade program, where the research group is part of the ITk project. Within ITk, we take part in the development of radiation hard pixel sensors and, as members of the RD53 collaboration, in the development of the readout electronics. The holder of the position is expected to take an active part in the programme, with possible involvements in the ASIC developments, testing and evaluation of pixel sensors and/or building a test facility for pixel sensor modules that are to be qualified for installation in the ITk. Given active participation in the above-mentioned activities, further studies can be chosen depending on the candidate’s profile and interests in order to fulfill requirements of a PhD in instrumentation or experimental particle physics.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in experimental subatomic physics or microelectronics, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 20.12.2018. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Experience from instrumentation and/or data-analysis is a requirement.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • 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 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 Professor Bjarne Stugu, (Bjarne.Stugu@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.

About this job

  • Deadline
    Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    159573
  • Internal ID
    2018/10696
  • 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!

Post expires on Sunday December 9th, 2018

Up to three postdoctoral positions in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The Department of Mathematics conducts research and provides education at undergraduate to graduate level in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The number of employees is 120, including 30 PhD students. The Department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, applied mathematics and statistics.

Duties: Conduct research in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics. Teaching and administration can be included, no more than 20 percent.

Requirements: PhD exam in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics. To be eligible for a position as postdoctoral researcher the applicant’s PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date; however, for example periods of sick leave or parental leave are deducted from the three-year period. Ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement as well as proficiency in spoken and written English.

Personal circumstances that may be of positive relevance in merit evaluation, for example parental leave, should be mentioned in the list of qualifications (CV).

Ranking criteria: In ranking eligible candidates, special importance will be given to scientific skills. In filling these positions the university aims to recruit the persons who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, are judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

How to apply: The application should include a short description of research interests and relevant skills, CV, list of publications, copies of diploma with marks, and other relevant information, including the contact details of up to three referees is commendable. We do not want any letters of recommendation.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: 2019-09-01 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position for two years, full-time.

For further information about the position please contact Head of Department Warwick Tucker, e-mail warwick.tucker@math.uu.se, phone +46 (0)18 4713318.

Please submit your application by 15 December 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3603.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Mathematics

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 3

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3603

Last application date: 2018-12-15

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Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Chemical Physics

Ref. No. SU FV-3661-18
at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 20 December 2018.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University 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
A postdoctorial position at the Department of Physics is immediately available in the area of theoretical modelling of photovoltaic materials and related simulations of X-ray spectra.

To solve several of the problems that we face today, for example with sustainable energy production, we need insight into the molecular mechanisms of the underlying electronic and photo-chemical processes. Hybrid perovskite solar cells offer a promising new technology which have had an unprecedented increase in power conversion efficiency. However, current perovskite technology is held back by several limitations in the design, including critical stability and environmental issues.

The research interests in the Molecular Dynamics Quantum Chemistry group range from accurate quantum mechanical studies of small molecules to realistic simulations of eletrolyte solutions and photovoltaic materials. New approaches for spectrum simulations are developed with state-of-the-art quantum chemistry, and in particlar dynamical effects on chemical and electronic processes are investigated.

For more information about the research group see: www.fysik.su.se/english/chemical-physics-division/research-groups/qcmd-molecular-simulations.

Main responsibilities
The purpose of the project is to contribute to the development of improved photovoltaics though material characterisation and theoretical investigations of mechanisms for excited state dynamics, charge carrier dynamics and energy transfer. The sucessful candidate will be working with a combination of modern quantum chemistry and initio molecular dynamics simulations. The candidate will also interact with the two PhD students in the group presently working within this project.

Depending on the research background of the candidate, the project may take different directions. Either with focus on realistic modelling of photovoltaic materials and their interfaces and dynamical processes therein, or with focus on accurate simulations of spectroscopic observables in these systems.

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

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

A suitable background is a PhD in theoretical chemistry or physics and a background in quantum chemistry or computational physics with a focus on condensed phase studies. The assessment is based on documented theoretical knowledge relevant to the area, knowledge of and experience in theoretical techniques and methods, analytical skills, ability to work well in groups as well as independently, and personal commitment. Strong motivation is considered a key component for a successful outcome of the postdoctoral research.

Applicants are invited to enclose documents certifying qualifications and competences, i.e. knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the application. Letters of recommendation and interviews will be used to assess the applicant’s qualifications.

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 one year, with the possibility of extension. Start date 2019-02-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Michael Odelius, odelius@fysik.su.se, or from the Head of the Department, Professor Sven Mannervik, mannervik@fysik.su.se.

Union 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 application deadline, via email to: FV-3661-18.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3661-18 + 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: 20/12/2018

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Post expires on Thursday December 20th, 2018

Chalmers Cosmic Origins Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Chalmers Cosmic Origins Postdoctoral Fellowships

Information about the positions
These postdoctoral fellowship positions, part of the Chalmers Initiative on Cosmic Origins (CICO), will be hosted in the Galactic Astronomy unit in the Astronomy & Plasma Physics (AoP) division, within the Dept. of Space, Earth & Environment (SEE). SEE contains five divisions, with research & education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability & energy supply to astronomy & space sciences. SEE also hosts two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory (OSO) & Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.

AoP is situated both at the main Johanneberg Campus in Gothenburg and at OSO in Onsala. OSO is the Swedish national facility for Radio Astronomy and operates telescopes in Sweden, shares in the APEX telescope in Chile, and hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center (ARC). Research in the Galactic Astronomy unit covers a wide range of topics, including interstellar medium (ISM) studies, astrochemistry, star & planet formation, and evolved stars. Other research fields in AoP include observational cosmology, galaxy formation & evolution and galaxy clusters.

Several fellowships are advertised:

(1) Chalmers Cosmic Origins Fellowship: One or more positions are 3-year fellowships at Chalmers. A successful applicant will lead an ambitious, independent research program related to Cosmic Origins science, expected to align with the wide range of research at Chalmers, including OSO & ALMA ARC. Relevant themes include galaxy formation & evolution, ISM, astrochemistry, star cluster formation, high- & low-mass star formation, and planet formation & evolution, from both theoretical & observational perspectives.

(2) Chalmers-MPIA Cosmic Origins Fellowship: One fellowship is part of the Chalmers-MPIA fellowship that is a 4-year position, shared between Chalmers (2 years) and Max-Planck-Inst. for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany (2 years). A successful applicant drives an ambitious, independent research program in the field of ISM and/or star formation. The research program is expected to align with the wide spectrum of ISM/star formation research at the two host institutes. Relevant themes include low- & high-mass star formation, physics of molecular clouds and the HI component, galaxy-scale studies of the ISM and star formation, and the connection between Galactic & extragalactic star formation studies. Involvement in space-based research is regarded as an advantage.

(3) Chalmers-UVA Cosmic Origins Fellowship: One fellowship (funding pending) is part of the Chalmers-UVA fellowship that is a 4-year position, shared between Chalmers (2 years) and Dept. of Astronomy, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA (2 years). A successful applicant will lead an ambitious, independent research program related to Cosmic Origins science, expected to align with the wide range of research at the two host institutes. The relevant themes include galaxy formation & evolution, ISM, astrochemistry, star cluster formation, high- & low-mass star formation, and planet formation & evolution, from both theoretical & observational perspectives.

(4) Chalmers-MPE Cosmic Origins Fellowship: One fellowship (funding pending) is part of the Chalmers-MPE fellowship that is a 4-year position, shared between Chalmers (2 years) and the Center for Astrochemical Studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) (Garching, Germany) (2 years). A successful applicant will lead an ambitious, independent research program related to Cosmic Origins science, expected to align with the wide range of research at the two host institutes. The relevant themes include the ISM, astrochemistry, star formation, and planet formation & evolution.

For all fellowships, funds and opportunities for dissemination and international collaboration will be available. Fellows will be encouraged to lead work that is in close collaboration with the other members of the group and partner institutes. Details of SEE research activities may be found here and more specifically about CICO here.

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

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The Chalmers Cosmic Origins Fellowship is limited to a maximum of 3 years (2 years as a postdoc+1 year as a researcher). The Chalmers-MPIA, Chalmers-UVA and Chalmers-MPE positions are limited to a maximum of 2 years (1+1) at Chalmers. Expected start dates are from 1.1.2019 to 1.9.2019.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position, you must have a doctoral degree in astronomy, astrophysics or other relevant field. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180547 and written in English. Please indicate in your cover letter if you have a preference among the different fellowship positions. Your application will be considered for all available positions, unless you indicate otherwise. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

• CV, including complete list of publications
• Cover Letter, 1 page
• Statement of past and current research, max 3 pages
• Research proposal, up to 3 pages text plus up to 2 pages of references/figures

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

Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference (PDF format preferred) to be sent to kathrine.jahnberg@chalmers.se by the application deadline.

Application deadline: 5 December, 2018

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

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

For questions, please contact:
Professor Jonathan C. Tan, Astronomy and Plasma Physics, jonathan.tan@chalmers.se, +46 73 342 9963
Assistant Professor Jouni Kainulainen, Astronomy and Plasma Physics, jouni.kainulainen@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 55 05

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Post expires on Wednesday December 5th, 2018

Postdoctoral fellowship in topology

About the position

We have a vacancy for a postdoctoral fellowship in topology, mentored by Claudia Scheimbauer, at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU starting in fall 2019. The position is for three years with teaching (4 courses) or two years without teaching. The workplace will be in Trondheim.

Job description

The position is part of the project “Higher category theory meets quantum field theory”, funded by the Bergen Research Foundation. The funded project lies at the intersection of mathematical physics and algebraic topology, more precisely in the mathematical study of field theories using methods from homotopy theory. The candidate is expected to conduct research in one of these areas and collaborate with the principal investigator and other researchers on topics related to the project. The project has considerable travel money available for postdocs, as well as a budget for inviting guests. More information can be found on the project website https://folk.ntnu.no/claudiis/BFSproject.html .

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. The postdoctoral fellow must hold a PhD within a discipline relevant to the project, such as topology, mathematical physics, or related topics. PhD students in their last year are invited to apply; employment will then be postponed until the PhD degree is finished. The candidate must be fluent in English, both oral and written.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

Personal characteristics

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international  academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

For further information, please contact: Claudia Scheimbauer, claudia.scheimbauer@ntnu.no .

About the application:

The application must include the following:

  • CV including information on educational background, work experience, preprints and publications
  • Research plan
  • Contact information for two references

Other documents which the applicant finds relevant may also be included.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no , including the documents asked for above. Please refer to the application number 2018/39142 when applying. Interviews will be conducted via Skype during the week of January 7th to 11th 2019.

Application deadline: 17.12.2018.

Hovedbygningen Foto: Mentz Indergaard/NTNU

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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.

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

We are Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences. The Department has a particular responsibility for all basis education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students at NTNU. We focus on long-term basic research and applied research at a high international level.
Our aim is to meet the society’s needs for mathematical and statistical expertise in business and public administration as well as in the research and education sector.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Post expires on Monday December 17th, 2018

PhD fellowship at the Centre for Ice and Climate, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Centre for ice and Climate, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen invites applications for a PhD position in Ice Flow, commencing 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
A fellowship is available for an outstanding candidate with a background in geophysics, physics, or related technical disciplines. The PhD project will link Radio Echo Sounding (RES) data collected around the EGRIP deep ice-core site on the North Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS) with EGRIP ice-core measurements. This cross-disciplinary approach will bridge the scale gap from millimeter-resolution ice-core measurements of ice crystals to the RES profiles that cover large areas of the ice sheet and thus take advantage of the rare privilege that we have high-quality data from both an ice core and the surrounding areas. To understand and interpret the data, the project will encompass dating of the records and analysis of the large RES data sets with the goal of inferring information about the flow and deformation of ice using ice-flow computer models. The special location of the EGRIP study area on an ice stream is expected to lead to insight into how ice flows in an ice stream and how the shear margins influence the flow. The fellow will work within an international research team and the project will involve fieldwork on the North Greenland Ice Stream.
The project is part of the IceFlow project, which is a Villum Investigator Project (2017-2023) with the overall aim to improve knowledge of the flow and deformation of ice with special emphasis on the NEGIS ice stream. The project spans ice-core studies, borehole observations, and an extensive surface program including radar and drone measurements. All observations are interpreted with the help of computer models and the final goal is to improve ice-stream models and thereby enable better predictions of sea level rice.
The IceFlow team is embedded at the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, which is a world-leading research group in ice-core related climate research. The main activities of the centre are drilling and analysis of ice cores with the objective of understanding climate change in the past in order to improve our understanding of present and future climate change. The research group is international and has a strong network of national and international collaborators. For more information on the center’s activities and researchers, please see www.iceandclimate.dk.
Principal supervisor is professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute, e mail ddj@nbi.ku.dk; phone  +45 2289 4537.
Terms of salary, work, and employment 
The position can be started on March 1st, 2019, or later upon agreement. Candidates should have finished their MSc work (or equivalent) or be on track to complete their degree during the first half of 2019.
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary for the standard 3-year PhD position is currently DKK 322,642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 52,433). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application and assessment procedure 
Applications are submitted electronically via the University of Copenhagen’s central employment pages by clicking APPLY NOW.
Please include:
  • A cover letter including a description of your research interests and background as they relate to the IceFlow topics (one page maximum).CV (including any publications)
  • Diploma and transcripts of record (BSc/AB and MSc, if applicable)
  • Three referees (include full contact details; name, address, telephone, and email)
Applications received by November 26th 2018 23:59 (GMT+1) will receive full consideration. After this deadline, applicants for assessment are selected on the advice of the Interview Committee by the criteria stated above. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. Candidates found qualified for the position will be contacted for an interview. We aim to conduct interviews January 10th, 2019.
Selection of the successful candidates will be based on accomplishments and promise of future achievement.
We encourage applications from the best candidates irrespective of nationality, gender, or background.
Questions 
Contact the leader of the IceFlow program, professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen (ddj@nbi.ku.dk; +45 2289 4537) who will be the main supervisor, or co-supervisor, associate professor Sune Olander Rasmussen (olander@nbi.ku.dk, +45 4140 6190).
General information about PhD programmes at the faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen 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: 26 November 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet

Phone:
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Post expires on Monday November 26th, 2018

Postdoc/researcher position in geometric PDEs and mathematical relativity

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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

Job description

The research group in differential geometry and general relativity within the department of mathematics is offering a two-year postdoctoral/researcher position. This position is intended for work on projects in geometric PDE’s, classical mathematical relativity, or a combination of these subjects. By geometric PDE’s we here mean any geometrically motivated partial differential equations, which could be either elliptic, parabolic, or hyperbolic. By mathematical relativity we mean Lorentzian geometry, the study of initial data sets, problems related to evolution (stability, asymptotics, cosmic censorship), the study of horizons and trapped surfaces, static solutions, etc.

Qualifications

A PhD degree, awarded (or planned to be awarded before the commencement of the project) in mathematics is a requirement. We seek a candidate with a strong background in some of the areas described above.

The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication skills.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

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

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

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Research statement (max 2 pages)

Contact information for three references

Others

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

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

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2018-1508
Contact
  • Hans Ringström, Prof., hansr@kth.se
Last application date 15.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019