Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

PhD fellowship in applying electrodialysis to acid

Department of Food Science (FOOD), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship in applying electrodialysis to acid whey from 1 September 2019 or soon thereafter.

Project description

The Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen seeks a PhD candidate to work on a PhD project regarding application of electrodialysis to acid whey. This PhD project is part of the Platform for Novel Gentle Processing and Shelf-life Intelligence that is a dynamic industrial multidisciplinary environment supported by Danish Dairy Research Foundation.

Electrodialysis (ED) is a membrane separation process for charged molecules via ion exchange membranes. Charged components are transported from one solution to another due to the influence of applied electrical potential.  Acid whey is a by-product of strained yoghurt, cream cheese and chemical acidification of milk in dairy production. Previous studies have proven the high effectiveness of ED for demineralization of whey and removal of lactic acid from fermentation broths and acid whey to improve down-stream processability, e.g. reduce stickiness of whey powder during spray-drying. However, there are still a number of challenges regarding application of ED to acid whey. The complexity of the feed, criteria for selection of the membranes and reduction of fouling require basic understanding and knowledge to make ED process more effective and robust.

The objective of this work is to improve the basic understanding of ED regarding separation of lactic acid and/or demineralisation of acid whey.

Principal supervisor is Professor, Lilia Ahrné, Department of Food Science, E-mail lilia@food.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +45 3533 3794 with co-supervision by Assistant Professor Shyam Suwal.

Job description

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

  • Manage and carry through your experimentally based research project
  • Take PhD courses
  • Write scientific papers 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

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

  • Previous experience in membrane filtration technologies
  • A strong commitment to research and performing experiments across scales (lab, pilot, full-scale
  • Strong interest in processing technology and understanding the effects of process on product properties
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Interpersonal skills

Formal requirements

The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master degree.

Applicants should hold an MSc degree food technology or science, chemical or biochemical engineering with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on 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.

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor, Professor, Lilia Ahrné, Department of Food Science, E-mail lilia@food.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +45 3533 3794

Application ProcedureThe 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
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other
  • List of references or personal recommendations  letters
  • 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 5 June 2019, 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://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: 5 June 2019

Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: FOOD
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Post expires on Wednesday June 5th, 2019

Postdoc in Electronic Structure Theory and Machine-Learning Assisted Computational Screening

A postdoc position in electronic structure theory and machine-learning assisted computational screening is open at the “The VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals”.

The work will take place in the Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design section (CAMD) of the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark. CAMD has a strong tradition for materials design based on electronic structure calculations. The section provides an open working environment encouraging exchange of ideas. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups of the Villum center.

The aim of the Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals V-SUSTAIN isto provide the scientific foundation 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 postdoc will focus at understanding the physical mechanisms of relevance for light-absorbing and catalytic materials and will perform computational screening studies using machine-learning techniques.

Qualifications
Candidates for the postdoc position should have a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science and extensive experience with electronic structure calculations. Previous knowledge of machine learning is a clear advantage. The successful candidate should be well motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms of the postdoc positionwill be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years. The position is available from summer 2019.

Further information
For further information about the research at CAMD please inspect www.camd.dtu.dk.

Should you have any queries regarding the position, please contact Professors Karsten W. Jacobsen,
kwj@fysik.dtu.dk or Kristian S. Thygesen, thygesen@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 June 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • A cover letter motivating the application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (an official translation into English)
  • A list of publications
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2-3 referees

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

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

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

Deadline: 20 June 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Thursday June 20th, 2019

Postdoc in Optical Frequency Combs

The Nanophotonic Devices Group manufactures and characterizes optoelectronic and photonic devices for applications in communication and medical imaging. Fabrication is done in DTU Nanolab where facilities for silicon, GaAs and InP devices are available. Our optical labs are in the new building of DTU Fotonik. The work have enabled a number of high profile results on nanoscale lasers, nonlinear integrated photonics and a spinout company on lasers for optical coherence tomography (OCT).

The position is funded by INCOM and is aimed at maturing frequency comb technology based on nonlinear microresonators. Silicon nitride and aluminum gallium arsenide on insulator (AlGaAsOI) resonators should be investigated for comb generation.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate will be responsible for 

  • Characterization of comb generation in microresonators procured from different sources.
  • Characterization of nonlinear properties of materials
  • Modeling of nonlinear materials and comb generation
  • Packaging of devices with fiber.
  • Support of industrial partner.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. Experience with comb generation in microresonators and experience with AlGaAsOI is mandatory.

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

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The position is for 2 years.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Kresten Yvind, tel.: +45 4525 6366.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 4 June 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

Deadline: 4 June 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Tuesday June 4th, 2019

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

Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Lunds universitet

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

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

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

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

About the Agenda 2030 Graduate School

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

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

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

Entry requirements and eligibility

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

The position requires:

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

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

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

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

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

Basis of assessment

Applicant´s general competence:

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

Scientific quality of the project idea:

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

Appointment procedure

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

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

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

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

Type of employment

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

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

Type of
employ
ment
Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentASAP during the autumn semester
SalaryMonthly salary
Number
of positions
1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Ref.
number
PA2019/1859
ContactAnna Ekberg, 070-399 70 78Natascha Kljun, 046-222 47 31
Union repOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application
date
18.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student position in Thermodynamic Sorption Modelling

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Information about the research
The field of research for the division Energy and Materials is very broad. The division has a diverse research activity, but we focus on the chemistry of energy producing systems. We contribute to a sustainable society by developing improvements for materials and energy systems applicable in many areas. The Nuclear Chemistry / Industrial Materials Recycling research group comprises 8 senior scientists and 11 PhD students and postdocs. There is one professor in Nuclear Chemistry, and one in Industrial Materials Recycling. The research group is highly international in collaborations and the staff currently represents 9 different nationalities.

The NC/IMR group is specialized in aqueous chemistry and solvent extraction, being used for both recycling of materials and nuclear applications. In the field of nuclear chemistry, there are four major research areas: 1) novel nuclear fuels for the generation IV nuclear power systems, 2) radionuclide release from severe nuclear accidents, 3) partitioning and transmutation of spent fuel, and 4) final repository of radioactive waste. The nuclear chemistry research facilities are unique for an university in Europe, with a dedicated alpha laboratory for nuclear fuel manufacturing and a gamma lab with “hot cell” and irradiation source. In addition, there are several radiochemistry laboratories for trace-level work.

More information about the groups can be found on the webpage: https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/chem/research/energymaterials/Pages/default.aspx

This PhD project is a part of the research for a final repository of radioactive waste, performed by the Nuclear Chemistry group. The intent of the research is to provide data and models that can be used to evaluate the safety of a final repository for spent nuclear fuel. Since the safety is to be maintained for a very long time (10.000 years), the reliablity and consistency of such models and the data they are built on are very important.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a PhD student is to conduct your own research for your doctoral studies and to publish your work in scientific papers. This involves practical and theoretical work together with taking graduate courses. You will also be involved in some minor teaching tasks and other departmental duties, not exceeding 20% of the work. You will investigate the sorption of tracer amounts of the elements Cs, Ni, Ra, Eu, Am and Np on some selected mineral phases that are immersed in, and saturated with, water. It will involve work in inert-gas filled glove-boxes in a radiochemical laboratory and you will learn how to work with radioactive substances. The objectives for the work are 1) to get sorption data for a number of element/mineral/water phase combinations 2) to use established Thermodynamic Sorption Models to model the sorption behaviour, especially with respect to pH and ionic strength 3) to merge the models for the individual minerals with the principle of Component Addition into an overall description of the elemental sorption on a complex solid phase such as rock.

You are expected to develop your own scientific skills and to communicate the results of your research verbally at meetings and in writing reports and articles.

Position summary
Full time temporary employment. The position is normally 4,3 years.

Qualifications
You must have completed M. Sc. or equivalent in chemistry or chemical engineering and must have proven yourself as an experimental worker in a chemical laboratory. You must have an excellent knowledge in English language to be able to read and write scientific articles. Radiochemistry and/or theoretical chemistry education are merits. Experience of radiochemical laboratory work is a merit. Also, a proficiency in Swedish language is a merit. You have to be self-propelled at work and have a problem-solving attitude. You have to be a careful and disciplined laboratory worker, used to taking notes and logging your results.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190284 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 20 June, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Christian Ekberg, Energy and Materials, che@chalmers.se,
+46 31-772 28 01



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


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

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.

Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimed at developing topological quantum information processing hardware.

The position
 

The Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen are seeking applications for PhD students to work on for the experimental implementation of solid state quantum information systems. Applicants should have a Masters or Undergraduate degree in Physics with relevant experimental experience. Research involves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf and microwave electronics, data analysis, and writing up results for publication.

Information about QDev can be found at qdev.dk. Information about Microsoft Quantum CPH can befound at microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/

The position is open from 1 August 2019 or by arrangement.

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

Terms of employment  

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

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 324,360 plus additional pension contribution up to DKK 52,918. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme  

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

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD 

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip) 

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

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

 

‘Duty work’ 

As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 324,360 (+ 12.5% holiday pay).

For further information about Part A please see: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)

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

 

Application


Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information on up to three scientific referees (do not send letters). Copy of diploma is not needed in the application phase.

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

Application deadline 30 May 2019.

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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions 

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://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: 30 May 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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PhD position in Rheological Behavior of Drilling Fluids and Cutting Beds

About the position

The PhD candidate will work on a collaborative project focusing on the rheological behaviour of drilling fluids and cutting beds. The PhD candidate will conduct bench-scale rheological tests and flow loop tests. The candidate will perform theoretical analysis using the data. The flow loop tests involve hands-on work in a “hard hat” large-scale equipment environment.

Qualification requirements

PhD candidate:
The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in chemical engineering or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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, postdoctor and research assistant

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.


Other qualifications

  • The applicant must have an MSc in chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, or similar disciplines.
  • The successful candidate should be creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented.
  • He/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in teams.
  • The candidate should have good written and oral English language skills.

Personal characteristics

  • Professional communication skills
  • Professional teamwork skills
  • A curiosity for rheology and polymer science
  • Ability to perform hands-on work in a “hard hat” large-scale equipment environment

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

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 4 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Chemical Engineering.  As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.

General information

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.

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Kristofer Gunnar Paso, phone number 93676364, e-mail kristofer.g.paso@ntnu.no

About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-52/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 01.07.19

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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.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is a key player in national and international research and education programmes in natural sciences and technology. Our research focuses on global challenges in the areas of energy, climate, the environment, food, water, health and welfare. The Faculty consists of eight departments as well as the Faculty Administration.

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1. July 2019

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

2 PhD fellowships in theoretical and experimental neuroscience

About the position

The work carried out in this project is partially financed by the Strategic initiative for Health at NTNU and connected to the Centre of Excellence of the Research Council of Norway, “Centre for Neural Computation” at the Kavli institute. Successful candidates will be offered a three-year position. One or both candidates may be offered a twelve months extension as a teaching assistant. The work place will be Trondheim.

Main duties and responsibilities

The overall project will involve the development and integration of four experimental and theoretical tools: 1) Microdissection of live neurons from relevant brain regions that will be cultured into Alzheimer’s disease-relevant neural networks in an in-vitro preparation, 2) selective genetic manipulation of neurons, 3) electrophysiological recording and 4) characterization of the population activity of the cultured neurons and comparisons between these and controls.

The PhD student in Neuroscience will work in the group of Professor Menno Witter and be co-supervised by Dr. Asgeir Kobro-Flatmoen. The role of the student will be to microdissect live neurons and successfully harvest these for transfer into an in-vitro experimental setup. This setup will enable the culturing of neurons into an Alzheimer-relevant neuronal network in order to test fundamental hypotheses about the origin and spread of neuronal dysfunction in the context of Alzheimer’s disease. Data generated from this approach will involve electrophysiological recordings of neuronal activity of such neuronal cultures, which will be analyzed in collaboration with the PhD student recruited by Associate Professor Benjamin Dunn (see below).

The PhD student in Mathematics will work in the group of Associate Professor Benjamin Dunn on the development of a framework to characterize and compare population neural activity. The analysis of the network dynamics will build on principles of state space representation using statistical/machine learning and topological data analysis methods.

Qualification requirements

For the position in the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience / Centre for Neural Computation, the applicant must have a master’s degree in Neuroscience or comparable competence.

For the position in the Mathematics department, the applicant must have a master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics or comparable competence.

Both students must also satisfy the requirement for entering the PhD programme at NTNU; please see http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd (for the position in the Mathematics department) and https://www.ntnu.edu/mh/phd (for the position in the Kavli Institute). The admission to PhD education at NTNU requires an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the last two years of the MSc, and C or higher for the BSc.

MSc students who expect to complete their master’s degree studies by summer 2019 are encouraged to apply.

Both students will work in an international environment where English is the common language for oral and written communication. Fluency in English is therefore required.

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, including motivation for the announced position.

For the position in experimental neuroscience, knowledge of fundamental brain anatomy and electrophysiological experience is an important additional selection criterion.

The following will be emphasized in the evaluation of the applications for the position in the Mathematics department: programming experience, knowledge of statistical/machine learning or topological data analysis methods, interest in working with neural data, communication and writing skills.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. In the case of Neuroscience that includes compulsory educational activities as organized by NTNU and the Norwegian Research school of Neuroscience NRSN, of which you must become a member; please see https://www.ntnu.edu/nrsn . A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. 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.

Questions about the positions can be directed to Professor Menno Witter (menno.witter@ntnu.no ) and Associate professor Benjamin Dunn (benjamin.dunn@ntnu.no ).

About the application:

The application must include the following:

  • Information about education background and work experience.
  • A short research statement explaining the experience and the interest of the candidate for the research topic, and describing the relevance of the candidate’s background to the research project (maximum 1 page).
  • Any 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 kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the program of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • Documentation of proficiency in the English language (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more). In extraordinary circumstances, formal documentation of language skills can be relinquished. In such cases, the candidate’s language skills will be assessed in a personal interview.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no . Preferably, the attachments should be submitted as a single file. Please refer to the application number 2019/13636 when applying.

Application deadline: July 1st, 2019.

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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 .

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1. July 2019

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One or more PhD Stipends in Modeling, stability analysis and control of multiple microgrid clusters (14-19041)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology one or more PhD stipends are available within the general study program Energy Technology. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 October, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 300 employees – out of them are more than 125 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.The position is offered in relation to the research program "Microgrids" and the PhD will be positioned to the section of Power Electronic Systems.

Job description

The PhD position is related to the Villum Investigator grant that will support the new Centre for Research on Microgrids (CROM). Microgrids could be the key to a far more efficient, safe and resilient distribution of sustainable energy. With an increasing number of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, or tornados, we need to develop highly resilient energy systems that can survive extreme events. Further, in rural areas without electricity access, each village could generate renewable energy, store and consume it locally thus forming a microgrid. The same thing can be applied in Denmark in houses with solar panels and electrical vehicles. The challenge is to coordinate each microgrid and improve the efficiency of the whole energy system. This way we can conceive electrical grids from the population needs following a bottom-up approach.

The objective of the PhD position is to model and control multiple-microgrid systems including renewable energies, energy storage and loads. The emphasis will be to implement highly resilient energy systems for rural areas without access to electricity or having blackouts due to natural disasters. The project will be to develop emergency control platforms based on the newest trends, such as large- and small-signal modeling, stability analysis, robust (H2 and Hinf) and optimal control, and secondary controllers for microgrids and multiple microgrid clusters.

The candidate should have an M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering or similar, with a background on distributed/decentralized control systems. The candidate should have first-hand experience with modeling, analysis and control for microgrid, especially in the areas described by previous paragraph.

The applicant must provide and upload a proper project description, which describes the applicants initial thoughts and ideas related to the specific project applied for. This includes a brief state-of-the-art (including short list of references), a time schedule and how the applicant intends to shed light on the project objectives. The project description should have a length of 4-5 pages.

You may obtain further information from Prof Josep M. Guerrero, Department of Energy Technology, phone: +45 2037 8262, email: joz@et.aau.dk 

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

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

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: ld@adm.aau.dk ,  phone: +45 9940 9589.

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 28 May 2019
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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2 Doctoral students, Chemistry

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The Department of Chemistry, in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science is currently seeking for

2 Doctoral students, chemistry, beginning September 1, 2019 or as agreed, the maximum length of the employment contract is four years.

The main strength areas of the department are structural and synthetic chemistry, computational chemistry and spectroscopy, renewable natural resources and chemistry of living environment, and education in chemistry. Moreover, the department is a member of the Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä, which promotes interdisciplinary research projects in nanoscience. The department has world-class laboratory infrastructure and large-scale computational resources.

The tasks of a Doctoral student focus on research concerning doctoral thesis, doctoral studies, assisting teaching tasks and other tasks connected to these tasks.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Doctoral student are in accordance with the University of Jyväskylä Regulations. The selected person must also fulfill language requirements set for the selection of PhD students. Different options to fulfill these requirements will be communicated to the selected persons.

The eligible candidate for the Doctoral student position should have, or be about to obtain, a suitable degree and background in natural sciences. In addition, the Doctoral student must have a permission for post-graduate studies at the University of Jyväskylä. If the applicant does not have permission for post-graduate studies, it must be applied with a separate
application procedure from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science after selection for the position. 

The job-specific salary component of a Doctoral student is based on the job demands level 2-4 (EUR 2 033,29 €/month –EUR 2 535,20 €/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component is also paid. 

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled. 

For further information: Professor Karoliina Honkala, the head of the PhD program in Chemistry department, email: karoliina.honkala@jyu.fi, phone +358408053686

The application should include:

1.  An informal cover letter (max 1 page), outlining the motivation for applying for the Doctoral student position, and strength area in which the applicant  wants to carry out her/his PhD studies.

2. Curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity

3. Degree certificates or transcript of academic records if the applicant has not graduated yet.

4. Two recommendation letters.

Please submit your application at the latest on June 10, 2019 using the online application

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

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PhD fellow in geochemistry and magmatic petrology of silicic volcanism of the southern Andes

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in geochemistry and magmatic petrology commencing 01.11.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment
The Section of Geology is part of the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management and is located on Øster Voldgade 10 in the central part of Copenhagen. The institute hosts a lively PhD environment and weekly seminars and a yearly hard rock meeting provide a stimulating research environment. The successful applicant will be working daily in the Research group of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Petrological Earth Science, which includes analytical facilities such as EMPA, ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, and several TIMS instruments. The research group is involved in a wide range of research activities within geochemistry and petrology of ocean island and within plate magmatism, subduction zones and Greenland Archean complexes, mineralogy and redox-sensitive isotope systems.
Project description 
The research project is centered on investigating the Quaternary silicic volcanism of the Loicas trough in the southern Andes ~35-37 ⁰S through a geochemical and volcanological study to characterize magma sources and magma chamber conditions as well as the explosivity of the magmatism. The extensional Loicas trough is situated behind the main arc front in an otherwise compressional tectonic regime and hosts a number of calderas and silicic volcanoes, a.o. the Domuyo volcano, and the younger Tromen volcano with associated basaltic cinder cones. A recent tomographic study has shown that the trough hosts large shallow magma reservoirs, and the goal is therefore to assess the risk of future eruptions. The applied analytical methods will primarily be whole rock elemental modeling, Sr, Nd, Pb-DS isotopes, and microprobe and laser ablation analyses of minerals for thermobarometric purposes. The student is expected to participate in field work in Argentina in the first weeks of January 2020.
Principal supervisor is Assistant Professor, Nina Søager, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, E-mail: ns@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 29 75.
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 should hold an MSc degree in Geology or Geochemistry with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
The student is required to have a strong background in igneous geochemistry and petrology. Students with experience in performing chromatographic element separation/geochemical lab procedures, isotope analyses and interpretation of isotopes will be preferred. Experience with electron microprobe and/or LA-ICP-MS will be an advantage.
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 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). 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 30th of June 2019, 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Assistant Professor, Nina Søager, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, E-mail: ns@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 29 75].
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://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: 30 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
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PhD student in observational extragalactic astronomy at low radio frequencies

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

Information about the division and the project
The Ph.D. position will be hosted in the Extragalactic Astronomy group of the Division of Astronomy and Plasma Physics at the Dept. of Space, Earth and Environment (SEE). The group has close connections to the Onsala Space Observatory, which is the Swedish national facility for Radio Astronomy. The Observatory operates radio telescopes in Onsala, has a share in the APEX telescope in Chile, and hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center (ARC). The research topics of the Division include studies of star-forming galaxies and active galactic nuclei, galaxy dynamics, clusters of galaxies, birth and death of stars, astrochemistry, and exoplanets.

The goal of the project is to study cosmic magnetism through observations of the polarized radiation from active galaxies (i.e., galaxies with an accreting supermassive black hole) and star-forming galaxies. The project will make use of the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR), in conjunction with other radio interferometers such as the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT, in India) and the Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA, in the U.S.A). With LOFAR it is now possible to do low-frequency radio astronomy with an unprecedended sensitivity and angular resolution. LOFAR will observe the entire northern sky in the coming five years and is ideally suited for studies of cosmic magnetism. The research is also concerned with developing new methods to analyze large datasets and to model the propagation of polarized radiation.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a Ph.D. student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to carry out your own research projects and communicate the results verbally and in writing. You will become part of the LOFAR Magnetism Key Science Project (the MKSP; a group of about 85 researchers, most of them in Europe); you will be expected to participate in the MKSP “busy days” (mostly over the internet, during which research on specific topics is carried out), and in annual meetings where results are presented and discussed.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The Ph.D. position is for 4 years; a fifth year may be financed by performing departmental duties (e.g. teaching).

Qualifications
An MSc in Physics, Astronomy, or equivalent is required. Programming skills and some knowledge of radio astronomy and interferometry are required.
The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of Swedish is not required. Chalmers offers Swedish courses for those interested.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190279 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 10 June 2019.

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Cathy Horellou, Division of Astronomy & Plasma Physics, cathy.horellou@chalmers.se, 031 772 5504Prof John Conway, Onsala Space Observatory Division, john.conway@chalmers.se, 031 772 5503

   



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PhD in Inorganic Chemistry

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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 200 employees and has a turnover of 200 million SEK. At the department’s six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering and civil engineering programs and master’s programs. More information is available on our website.

Subject description/research project: This PhD position in inorganic chemistry/materials chemistry focuses on fundamental electrochemical studies of electrodes for lithium-based batteries. The work mainly involves the development of two new concepts (i.e. ‘lithium-trapping’ and ‘planar lithium deposition’) which provide a better explanation for the capacity losses seen for different battery electrode materials and new possibilities for the realization of safe lithium-metal electrodes, respectively. The project will be carried out within the Inorganic Chemistry research program at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström.

Work duties: The work includes fundamental electrochemical studies of electrodes for lithium-based batteries focusing on the development of an improved understanding of the phenomena limiting the lifetimes of different types of electrode materials. These studies, which are based on results obtained by us during the last few years, include the use of a range of electrochemical techniques (e.g. voltammetry, chronopotentiometry and ac impedance) as well as different methods employed for the characterization of the electrodes and electrode materials (e.g. electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and elemental analysis).  The possibility to use electrochemical synthesis for the manufacturing of nanostructured electrode materials will also be investigated. 

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent as above in inorganic chemistry, material chemistry, materials physics or equivalent.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme. 

Additional requirements: The applicant should have a strong interest in fundamental electrochemical research focusing on lithium-based batteries. Experience of experimental work including electrochemistry and/or batteries is advantageous.

Terms of employment: The rules about PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 §§1-7 and the university’s rules and guidelines.

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

Pay: According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).

Starting: 2019-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for four years

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position, please Contact:
Leif Nyholm, +46 (0)18 4713742, Leif.Nyholm@kemi.uu.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-05-31, UFV-PA 2019/1656.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/1656

Last application date: 2019-05-31

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Rock Deformation Processes/Electron Microscopy

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is available the Department of Geosciences with the research group in Solid Earth Sciences. The appointment is for a period of 3 years.

You will carry out microstructural research on experimentally and naturally deformed samples in collaboration with Holger Stunitz. The department owns a Zeiss Merlin FE-SEM with EBSD, EDS, WDS, and CL detectors. Maintenance and daily routines are performed by an engineer. The experimental deformation laboratory at UiT houses 2 solid medium apparatus.

The current research focuses on the interaction of deformation and mineral reactions, wet quartz deformation, and the brittle-viscous transition. You will primarily work on the microstructural characterization of samples using SEM techniques. In addition, experimental work can be carried out in the solid medium deformation lab and in collaboration with the deformation laboratories at ISTO, Université d´Orléans, France (Hugues Raimbourg, Jacques Precigout) and EAPS, MIT, U.S.A. (Matej Pec).

Contacts

For further information about the position and project, contact Professor Holger Stunitz,

Qualifications

We are looking for a person with a solid background in electron microscopy. Extensive hands-on experience with EBSD is required, and knowledge of other SEM techniques is an advantage. The candidate is expected to collaborate with on-going research projects involving the topics listed above, but may in addition develop new projects on his or her own. The team of the solid earth research group involves, structural geology, petrology, and ore geology, and our work is mostly of an interdisciplinary character.

The position requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in Earth or Material Science, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

Qualification as PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you are in the process of completing your PhD, you must document that you have submitted your PhD thesis by the application deadline. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position, (August 1st 2019). You should also attach a statement from your supervisor.

The duties of the position involve some supervision and teaching of master and PhD students using the SEM for their research (up to 25% of the work time).

The applicant must be fluent in English. Some knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is an advantage.

The assessment will emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position. You must be willing to engage in the ongoing development of your discipline and the university as a whole.

Application

Your application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Statement of research interests
  • CV – summarizing education, positions and list of all academic works
  • Diplomas and transcripts from completed degrees
  • Brief description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • At least 2 references with contact details
  • Form for documentation of teaching qualifications
  • The academic works you wish us to take into consideration in the assessment. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

The statement of research interests should include a description of how you scientifically can contribute to the research in rock deformation processes.

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

Bannerbilde med mennesker og nordlys

We offer

  • An expanding interdisciplinary research team in Solid Earth Sciences
  • A state-of-the-art-SEM with regular maintenance provided
  • A good working environment
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​

Remuneration of Postdoctoral Fellow positions are in salary code 1352, and normally start at salary grade 59 on the pay scale for Norwegian state employees. There is a 2% deduction for contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The working hours will be utilised for research, research-related activities and research administration, including teaching and supervision of master and PhD students (up to 25 % of the working time).

Generell informasjon

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

The objective of the appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, and no one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

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.

 UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research univeristy in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences is a very active research center in the high North of Europe. It focuses on three research directions: Marine Geology and Geophysics, Solid Earth Science, and Coastal and Terrestrial Geosciences. The open position will associated with the Solid Earth Science group.

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Deadline

2. June 2019

Post expires on Sunday June 2nd, 2019

PhD fellow in Theoretical Quantum Optics

PhD fellow in Theoretical Quantum Optics,  
Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) 
Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen
The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in theoretical quantum optics commencing 01.09.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The theoretical quantum optics group investigates a broad range of topics in theoretical quantum optics and quantum information. The main focus is on the implementation of quantum information processing in a variety of physical systems, ranging from solid state systems to quantum optical systems. Currently most of the research is focussed on quantum communication and light matter interactions.
The research group is part of the newly established Center for HybridQuantum Networks (Hy-Q), which aims at exploiting photons to merge disparate quantum systems. The group is also part of the Quantum InternetAlliance (QIA), a European effort to build a global quantum internet.
Project description 
The Ph.D. project should within the general research area of Hy-Q. The precise content of the project will be agreed upon with the successful candidate but possible topics could be
Quantum limits of sensing
Strong photon-photon interactions induced by material systems
Quantum communication with single photon emitters.
Principal supervisor is Professor Anders Søndberg Sørensen, Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) and The Niels Bohr Institute, email: anders.sorensen@nbi.dk, phone: (+45) 24661377.
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 should hold an MSc degree in Physics or other related area with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on 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 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). 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 PhD project.
  • 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 26st of May, 2019, 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Anders Søndberg Sørensen, email: anders.sorensen@nbi.dk, phone (+45) 24661377.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://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 May 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday May 26th, 2019

Postdoc with focus on Theoretical Studies of van der Waals Two-Dimensional Crystals

Center for Nanostructured Graphene, CNG, is a Centre-of-Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (Danmarks Grundforskningsfond). The goal of CNG is to study two-dimensional nanostructures with novel physical properties, which in turn can be used as a platform for basic science studies, as well as for devices with new functionalities.

The research carried out at CNG is cross-disciplinary and it involves theoretical and experimental research from many branches of physical, chemical and engineering sciences.  The host of CNG is the Department of Physics at Technical University of Denmark.

CNG has an opening for a two-year theoretical postdoctoral position, starting in August 2019, unless otherwise agreed with the successful candidate.

Responsibilities and tasks
The tasks of the postdoctoral researcher focus on theoretical studies of van der Waals two-dimensional crystals (graphene, hBN, TMDC’s, combinations thereof, etc) which may exhibit emergent physical phenomena, such as superconductivity, correlated insulator behaviour, or topological effects.  The theoretical work is to be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups at CNG which have excellent skills and facilities for fabricating such structures.

Qualifications
The successful candidate has a Ph.D degree in theoretical condensed matter physics, and in the ideal case documented theoretical research on van der Waals structures and/or collaboration with experimental groups.

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

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

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the research environment at CNG you are urged to consult CNG’s home-page,www.cng.dtu.dk, or to contact Center Leader, Professor Antti-Pekka Jauho, phone.: (+45) 45256335, email Antti-Pekka.Jauho@dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 June 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU 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 June 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019

PhD Position in Applied Mathematical Analysis

Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik

Apply

before 2019-08-30

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

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University is opening a PhD position in mathematics with focus on analysis of partial differential equations with applications in optimization. The position is for 4 years of research including courses on graduate level. Apply latest 30 August 2019.

Project description and tasks
Many problems in nature, e.g., in fluid dynamics, heat conduction, optimization and mechanics, motivate a deeper mathematical understanding of partial differential equations. In this project, your work will focus on existence, uniqueness and regularity of viscosity solutions of partial differential equations related to optimization problems. You will also work with mathematical modelling and optimization involving stochastic differential equations, statistics, programming and numerical solutions of partial differential equations. Among other things, we will try to model and optimize management of a chain of hydropower plants. 

Admission requirements
Prerequisites includes 240 ECTS credits (swe. Högskolepoäng) of higher education studies of which 60 ECTS credits should be on an advanced level (master level). In addition to these general requirements, the applicant is required to have completed at least 90 credits in mathematics, of which at least 30 credits shall have been acquired at advanced level. Applicants who in some other system either within Sweden or abroad have acquired largely equivalent skills are also eligible. Applicants with a degree not from a Swedish university are encouraged to provide results obtained from GMAT (and/or GRE) and TOEFL tests if available. 

Qualifications
You have a master’s degree in mathematics, engineering physics or equivalent. You should have high grades in most courses you have studied, especially in mathematics, or other evidence that clearly demonstrates high ambition and a very strong interest in science and mathematics. You enjoy thinking day after day about difficult problems, and even if you do not make any progress you will not give up. It is preferable if you have a broad interest in applying mathematics in neighboring fields such as energy technics, biology and mechanical engineering, and you are familiar with basic programming. You are loyal, enjoy working alone as well as in groups, and you have good English skills.

About the employment
The position is intended to result in a doctoral degree and the main task of the PhD student is to pursue their doctoral studies which include both participation in research and postgraduate courses. The duties can include teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%). The employment is limited to four years of full-time (48 months) or up to five years for teaching part time. Salary is set in accordance with the established salary ladder for PhD position. The employment starts in the autumn of 2019 or according to agreement.

Application
A complete application, written in Swedish or English, should contain the following documents: 

  • a personal letter with a brief description of qualifications, research interests, motivations specific to this project or research area, and contact information
  • a curriculum vitae
  • authenticated copies of degree certificates and copies of relevant work such as master’s thesis or articles that you have authored or co-authored
  • contact information for at least two reference persons.

You should apply via our online recruitment system by August 30, 2019 at the latest. You may log in and apply via the link at the bottom of this page.

Further information
Further information is provided by Associate Professor Niklas Lundström, +46 70 6229776, niklas. lundstrom@umu.se. You can also contact Head of Department Åke Brännström for additional questions at ake.brannstrom@umu.se.

Research at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is conducted within mathematics, mathematical statistics and computational mathematics. Important cooperation partners include the Umeå Institute of Technology, the biological/forestry/medical departments, the Integrated Science Lab (Icelab), Umeå School of Business and Economics, the University Hospital, and industry. We provide education at all levels with a particular focus on engineering programs. 

For more information see https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-mathematics-and-mathematical-statistics/

Admission

Autumn 2019 or according to agreement

Contact

Niklas Lundström

+46 70 6229776, niklas.lundstrom@umu.se

Åke Brännström

+46 90 7867862, ake.brannstrom@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-717-19

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

+46 90 7865365

SEKO

+46 90 7865296

ST

+46 90 7865431

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before 2019-08-30
Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.

Post expires on Friday August 30th, 2019

PhD position: X-ray imaging techniques at brilliant sources

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics

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

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

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.
www.fysik.lu.se/english

The Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research (http://www.sljus.lu.se) is a part of the Department of Physics and has more than 40 employees. The focus of the research is on experimental studies of electronic, structural, and chemical properties of materials. The Division is developing a new activity focussing on magnetic properties. At the Division we use and develop a wide range of large facility- and lab-based techniques. We are additionally engaged in the development of the MAX IV Laboratory in the fields of beamlines, experimental stations, techniques for synchrotron radiation and the accelerator systems. MAX IV (http://www.maxiv.lu.se/) is a national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University and situated within biking distance from the Department of Physics. It provides scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with the most brilliant synchrotron radiation source and instrumentation for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology.

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

For more information about the main supervisor of the project, please see: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=a1EM5iYAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Job assignment

X-rays have a unique ability to investigate samples in their natural state, such as cells, proteins in solution or electronic devices potentially at resolutions up to the atomic level. The advent of diffraction-limited storage rings (MAX IV) and X-ray free-electron lasers (European XFEL) have opened a whole new spectrum of applications due to their unprecedented brilliance. This project aims to develop novel X-ray imaging methods which exploit the unique capabilities of such facilities to address long-standing problems in the X-ray imaging community such as radiation damage and limited temporal resolution. In particular, the candidate will work on the development of ultrafast single-shot multi-projection imaging and dose-efficient imaging techniques to address the scientific challenges derived from NanoLund and the Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research of the Lund University.

The project is computational with an experimental component. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain the understanding of the whole imaging process, i.e. simulate the novel techniques, perform experiments primarily at MAX IV and the European XFEL, and analyze the data to reconstruct the samples. The collected and processed data will be invaluable to address relevant scientific questions which cannot be studied with current approaches and require these high brilliance facilities.

Entry requirements

A formal requirement for doctoral studies in physics is:

  • a university degree on advanced level within a related field, such as a Master’s degree in physics orequivalent, or
  • substantial advanced course work at the Master level, or comparable, including an independentresearch project.

Furthermore, the acceptance is based on the estimated ability to accomplish postgraduate studies.

Other requirements:

Good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.

Basis of assessment

Selection to postgraduate studies is based on the expected ability to perform well in the studies. The

evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to postgraduate studies within the research area, such as a broad andthorough preparation in physics. This can be documented by appended documents.
  2. Estimated ability to work independently and the ability to formulate and solve scientific questions. This ability can be established, for example, based on undergraduate research experiences, a Master’s thesis or in a discussion of scientific problems during a possible interview.
  1. Skills in written and oral communication.
  2. Other experience relevant to postgraduate studies, such as professional experience.

Other assessment criteria:

For the present position, competence in semiconductor physics and related experimental methods are of special value.

Additional assessment criteria are:

  1. Experience in programming: Python, MATLAB, and C++
  2. Experience in imaging techniques in any part of the electromagnetic spectrum
  3. Experience in wave-propagation simulation and phase reconstruction
  4. Experience in machine learning and big data is appreciated

Important personal qualities are, beside creativity and a curious mind, the ability to work both

independently and in a group and experience in the scientific interaction with researchers from other

disciplines and in other countries. We consider good cooperation ability, drive and independent work

ability as positive personal attributes. 

Terms of employment

A PhD position is an employment with the main duty to be engaged in PhD studies according to the study plan. The duration of PhD studies is 4 years full time studies. In addition, teaching and other institutional duties normally occur at a level of at most 20% of full time. The position is then extended correspondingly, however not longer than corresponding to 5 years full time employment. PhD positions are subject to special regulations. These can be found in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100, ch. 5). Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to PhD position.

Application procedure

Apply online! Applications must contain a cover letter in which applicants describe themselves and their particular research interests. Applications must also include a CV, a copy of the applicant’s Master’s thesis (or a summary text if the thesis is not yet completed), contact details of at least two references, copies of grade certificates, and any other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to.

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentas soon as possible
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/1003
ContactPablo Villanueva, biträdande universitetslektor,
+46 46 222 3813
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date31.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

PhD position in space physics

PhD position in space physics

There is a vacancy for two PhD positions in space physics at the Department of Physics and Technology. Each position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

About the project/work tasks:

The PhD candidates will work in group 1 of the Birkeland Centre for Space Science (https://birkeland.uib.no/research/asymmetric-geospace/). The main research questions of this group are “Why is geospace asymmetric?” and “What are the important temporal and spatial scales of geospace dynamics?” The PhD projects will be part of this work and will focus on data analyses, using measurements from satellites and ground stations. Magnetic field measurements from ESA’s Swarm satellites, the Iridium satellite constellation, and the SuperMAG ground magnetometer network will be particularly relevant. A specific PhD program will be defined in consultation with the selected candidates.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in the physical sciences. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 01.10.2019. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Applicants must document excellent skills in physics, especially electromagnetism, and in scientific programming using Python, Matlab, IDL or similar languages.
  • The following qualifications are considered an advantage:
    • Experience from ionospheric/magnetospheric physics
    • Experience from data analysis, in particular magnetic field measurements from ground and/or space.
    • Expertise in inverse problems.
  • 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 two 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

Karl Laundal, researcher at the Birkeland Centre for Space Science (+47 91350772, karl.laundal@uib.no), or Therese M. Jørgensen, Sr. advisor at the Birkeland Centre for Space Science (+47 48636554, therese.jorgensen@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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

20. June 2019

Post expires on Thursday June 20th, 2019

Ph.D. scholarship in experimental and computational physics – structure and dynamics of ionic liquids

Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as Ph.D. student of Physics from August 1 or soon thereafter. The position is for a period of three years.    

Description of the Ph.D. project  
The project focuses on detailed structural studies on ionic liquids at the atomic scale and how structure couples to the dynamics. Ionic liquids are salts that are liquid at room temperature and they have a great potential as electrolytes in lithium batteries, because there are inflammable unlike the electrolytes in use today. The project will focus particularly on the role of lithium ions on structure and dynamics and will help establish the fundamental scientific understanding that is the perquisite for bringing ionic liquids into use in batteries. The main techniques used in the project will be liquid diffraction, neutron total scattering, and inelastic neutron scattering combined with computer simulations.    

The PhD project is part of the ESS Lighthouse SMART – Structure of Materials in Real Time. The main supervisor will be Professor Kristine Niss and the student will be co-supervised by Associate Professor Dorthe Ravnsbæk from University of Southern Denmark. The student will also be part of the Glass and Time center (http://glass.ruc.dk) at Roskilde University’s Department of Science and Environment. Glass and Time is characterized by strong collaboration between experiment, simulation, and theory.    

The student will be trained in neutron scattering and computational methods associated with the study of liquids and solids.    

Qualifications  
The following qualifications are required:    

  • Master’s degree in physics or a related field  
  • Strong mathematical skills  
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry  
  • Experience with experimental work or computer simulations  

  We are looking for an ambitious, curious and open-minded person. You are expected to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities.    

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

  • 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).  

  In the assessment, regarding enrollment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:    

  • Grades of your master’s study  
  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications  
  • Quality and relevance of the project description (see below)  

Application guidelines  
Following the official Roskilde University rules, the application must include the below items.  

  1. Cover letter  
  2. CV  
  3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  
  4. Your description of the Ph.D. project – Here you describe in which direction you would like to work and how your qualifications fit into the project.  
  5. Your time schedule of the Ph.D. project – Here you state the suggested date of start.  
  6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.  

The Doctoral School  
You will be enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the Doctoral School of Science and Environment. Read more here https://ruc.dk/doctoral-school-science-and-environment .    

Responsibilities and tasks  
The Ph.D. position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with Chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the Ph.D. 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).    

Questions  
For further information, you are welcome to contact Prof. Kristine Niss kniss@ruc.dk    

Terms of employment  
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and formally, you will refer to Head of Department, Susanne Sørensen. Ph.D. students have the same rights, formal working hours, vacation, etc., as others in the Danish workforce.    

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 2019, June 15. 

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.   

Contact
Susanne Sørensen Institutleder, 4674-2111
Kristine Niss Professor (MSO), 4674-2278

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Roskilde University’s foremost task is to engage in experimental and innovative forms of learning, research and problem-solving that contribute to progress in society. We educate skilled, interdisciplinary graduates and produce scientific results of the highest quality through transparency, engagement and knowledge-sharing.
Roskilde University has 9000 students, 880 employees and an annual turnover of DKK 740 million.