Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

Postdoctor in Pharmacometrics

Published: 2019-09-20

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.

Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences has 140 employees and a number of visiting researchers and fellow students. The department has twelve research groups with a common administration and we are doing research and teaching in pharmaceutical cell biology / biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutical and drug addiction, pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacometry, clinical pharmacy, bioinformatics, imaging mass spectrometry, molecular neuropharmacology, immunology, biological drugs / biotechnology as well as toxicology and drug safety. More information about the department and its activities can be found at www.farmbio.uu.se

Work duties The project will involve development of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models based on preclinical and/or clinical data for new and available antibiotics. The models can include both monotherapy and a combination of compounds and aim to be used to predict outcome, response, and / or dosing in healthy volunteers and patients. The project may also involve model-based study design.

Qualifications required
To be eligibility for a position as a Post-doc the applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent. The applicants PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date. The PhD can be older than three years if there are special circumstances. Such special circumstances can be periods of sick leave, parental leave etc., which are deducted from the three-year period.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoc are the ones with a PhD in pharmacometrics or related fields (eg pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, quantitative pharmacology, systemic pharmacology). We place great emphasis on personality as well as motivation and interest in research in the field of pharmacometrics and antibiotic drug development. Applicants must be able to express themselves well, both orally and in writing, in English.

Desirable skills Experience in pharmacometrics, ie pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling for antibiotics and / or for model-based translation from preclinical to clinic. Interest in and expertise in scientific writing is highly desirable, as is experience and skill in collaborating in international networks.

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: Individual salaries.

Starting: 2019-11-01, or as agreed.

Typ of employment: Temporary position two years, to 2021-10-31.

Workning hours: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact 
professor Lena Friberg e-mail Lena.Friberg@farmbio.uu.se +4618-471 4281 or administrative coordinator Marina Rönngren, e-mail Marina.Ronngren@farmbio.uu.se +4618-471 4301.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than October 8 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3030.

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

Placement: Farmakometri

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3030

Last application date: 2019-10-08

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Post expires on Thursday October 10th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Chemistry

Ref. No. SU FV-3198-19

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 17 October 2019.

Stockholm University is one of the world’s leading education institutes. Here more than 35,000 students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, MMK is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences with about 130 employees and 200 students. The teaching focuses on solid state chemistry, materials chemistry and modern characterzation techniques. The main research areas are porous materials, bio-based materials and electron microscopy.

Project description
The project “Lignin-based functional materials” project aims to develop sustainable modification of ligning  for added stability and functionality in nanostructured materials.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research at the intersection of renewable polymer chemistry, bio-based material synthesis, and characterization of novel functions in energy and environmental applications. All of these activities in sustainable materials chemistry should comply with the principles of green chemistry.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in chemistry applied to natural polymers, colloids and interfaces, and fabrication and advanced characterization of bio-based materials.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date in November 2019 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Assistant Mika Sipponen, telephone: +46 76 695 8129, mika.sipponen@mmk.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

Closing date: 17/10/2019

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Post expires on Thursday October 17th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental X-ray Science of Aqueous solutions

Ref. No. SU FV-3120-19

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 9 October 2019.

Stockholm University is a leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals. The University has more than 33 000 students, 1600 doctoral students and 5500 staff members active within natural science, humanities and social sciences.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees of which 95 are PhD students, with many international recruitments. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, where is also located the Department of Astronomy (Stockholm University), the Division of Theoretical Chemistry at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
The Department of Physics have a postdoctoral position available for a highly motivated candidate for studies in the area of aqueous solutions using x-ray scattering experimental techniques. The applicant is expected to play a key role in understanding the role of water in biochemical reactions by performing cutting edge experiments at x-ray national and international facilities. The host laboratory consists of world leading water researchers with expertise in X-ray diffraction techniques. The position is placed at the Department of Physics and the Postdoctoral Fellow will work as part of the group of X-ray Science of Liquids and Surfaces, XSOLAS (www.xsolasgroup.fysik.su.se). The group activity is related to investigating the structure and dynamics of water in aqueous solutions on a molecular level, as well as studying ultrafast chemical reactions at surfaces and catalysis.

Main responsibilities
The focus of the project is to study aqueous solutions in the liquid and glassy phase using X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy. The experiments will take place at state-of-the-art X-ray synchrotrons and free electron lasers, as well as at in-house laser setups at the Department of Physics.

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

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

Qualified applicants holds a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry or biophysics and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a group, and be able to travel abroad for experiments. Experience in x-ray studies at synchrotrons, free-electron lasers or laser physics is favorable. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Assistant Prof. Foivos Perakis, f.perakis@fysik.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via e-mail to: FV-3120-19.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3120 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 09/10/2019

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Post expires on Wednesday October 9th, 2019

Ph.d fellow – cookable milk gels

Department of Food Science (FOOD), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD project about Cookable milk gels from 1 January 2020 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 project with focus on understanding the mechanisms behind formation of cookable milk gels. The PhD project is financed by the Danish Dairy Research Foundation.

Consumers are presently focusing on alternatives to meat, which can be served as part of a main meal. An already existing alternative is paneer, a South Asian dairy product produced by combined heat treatment and acidification. This combined processing shows promise in terms of producing milk-based alternatives to meat as it appears to enable creation of a good texture that is stable to most cooking techniques. However, there is a lack of basic understanding of the stability and microstructure of paneer and similar products. The proposed project will be an Indian-Danish collaboration, involving University of Copenhagen (KU) and the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) as well as the Danish dairy company Arla Foods.

The project has the overall objective of understanding the mechanism of formation of heat and acid induced milk gels, with good sensorial properties and stability to cooking, to be use as meat alternatives.

Principal supervisor isProfessor,Lilia Ahrné, Department of Food Science, E-mail lilia@food.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +45 3533 3794 with co-supervision by Professor Richard Ipsen, Email: ri@food.ku.dk, Direct Phone: + 45 3533 3225

Job description

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

  • 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
  • A strong commitment to research and performing experiments at various  scales (lab, pilot, full-scale)
  • Strong interest in food processing technology and understanding the effects of process on product properties
  • Previous experience in dairy processing, rheology/texture or microscopy of foods are an advantage
  • 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 in food technology or food science or within  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.

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. 

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 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 
  • 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 6 October 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.

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

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

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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.

Post expires on Sunday October 6th, 2019

PhD-position in Chemistry with focus on Biochemistry – Autophagy mechanisms

Kemiska institutionen

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before 2019-11-11

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

At the Department of Chemistry we are looking for a doctoral candidate within the project autophagy mechanisms. Last day to apply is 11 November, 2019.

The lab is located within the cross-disciplinary Chemical Biological Centre (video) (https://www.umu.se/en/chemical-biological-centre/) at Umeå University and provides excellent facilities and state-of-art equipment and platforms in a creative, inspiring, international and highly interactive environment. Facilities include Protein Expertise Platform, X-ray, Proteomics, NMR (850-400 MHz), Cryo-EM and Biochemical Imaging Centre (confocal, FLIM, spinning disk, TIRF, STORM). The recent breakthrough researches from Umeå University include deciphering the molecular mechanisms of the bacterial CRISPR-Cas9 system and repurposing it into a tool for genome editing.

Project description
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved self-eating process mainly to eliminate or recycle dysfunctional cellular organelles or unused proteins. Autophagy plays an important role in physiology including development and ageing and has been associated with diverse human diseases, including cancer, neurodegeneration, cardiac hypertrophy, and pathogen infection. Autophagy modulation is implicated in the treatment of diseases such as neurodegeneration and cancer. Despite extensive work, the models of autophagosome formation and autophagy regulation are not yet well established. Our laboratory has elucidated fundamental mechanisms underlying autophagosome formation and new mechanisms of autophagy regulation (eLife 2017, Angew Chem 2017, Nat Chem Biol 2019). We will combine cell biological, biochemical, and novel chemical and chemo-optogenetic approaches to understand the mechanism of autophagic membrane morphogenesis and bacterial interaction with host autophagy. The PhD student will focus on cell imaging, western blotting, knock-out/down, analysis of cellular phenotypes, protein expression and purification, biochemical and structural characterization. The project is funded by European Research Council (ERC) and Wallenberg Foundation. The project is interdisciplinary with strong collaborations across scientific disciplines.

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

To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in chemistry, you are required to have completed first-cycle courses of at least 90 ECTS credits within the field of chemistry or another subject considered to be directly relevant to the specialization in question. Of those 90 ECTS credits, at least 15 ECTS credits shall have been acquired at second-cycle level within the specialization or an equivalent subject.

Very good language skills in English, both spoken and written, is required. Experiences in cell imaging, western blotting, molecular cloning, siRNA, CRISPR-Cas, and/or protein expression and protein purification are strong merits.

Terms of employment
The appointment aims at a PhD degree and the main task of the PhD student is to pursue their doctoral studies, which includes participation in research projects as well as postgraduate courses. In the assignments, teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%) can be included. The employment is limited to four years full-time or up to five years when part-time teaching. The salary placement takes place according to the established salary level for doctoral employment.

Application
A complete application should contain the following documents: 

  • A cover letter including a description of your qualifications, research interests and motivation for applying (max 2 pages)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of degree certificates or equivalent, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • Name and contact information of at least two reference persons.

Applications must be submitted via our e-recruitment system. The last day to apply is 11 November, 2019. For further information you are welcome to contact Professor Yaowen Wu, E-mail: yaowen.wu@umu.se. Website: https://www.biostruct.umu.se/principal-investigators/yaowen-wu/.

About us
The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology with approximately 200 employees, of which approximately 40 PhD students, and a strong and expanding research. The Department has three major research areas: Biological Chemistry, Environmental and Biogeochemistry, and Technical Chemistry. https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-chemistry/. Information about doctoral studies in chemistry, see: https://www.umu.se/en/faculty-of-science-and-technology/education/doctoral-studies/chemistry/. For more information about working at Umeå University, see: https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/.

Admission

By agreement

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1301-19

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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before 2019-11-11
Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help

Post expires on Monday November 11th, 2019

PhD fellowships in cosmochemistry and planetary sciences

Globe Institute
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The Centre for Star and Planet Formation at the GLOBE Institute is offering a number of three-year PhD fellowships in the field of cosmochemistry and planetary sciences. The PhD fellowships are available from January 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Centre for Star and Planet Formation (Starplan) is a multidisciplinary research centre focused on understanding the formation of planetary systems, including the Solar System, using a multidisciplinary approach that combines astronomy, astrophysics and cosmochemistry. The main focus of these PhD research positions is centered on elucidating the timescales and processes leading to the formation of the Solar System, including the accretion and differentiation of rocky planets, by measurement of isotopic variations in extraterrestrial materials. Further information on the Institute is linked at https://globe.ku.dk and about Starplan at https://globe.ku.dk/research/starplan/.

Qualifications

We seek highly-motivated individuals with a strong background in isotope geochemistry, preferably with experience in mass spectrometry and clean laboratory techniques, to join a dynamic research group and take full advantage of the state-of-the-art isotope facilities that the institution offers to pursue innovative research. These include thermal-ionization and multiple-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers (Thermo Scientific Triton and Neptune, respectively) as well as ultra-clean laboratories. The candidate must possess the credentials necessary to qualify for the PhD programme at the University of Copenhagen.

Job description 

Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty are to:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Publications
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills
  • The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills

Formal requirements 

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

The successful applicant will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences according to the rules stipulated in the Ministerial order on the PhD programme at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education.

Terms of employment
The position as a PhD fellow is available for a 3-year period.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,887 (approx. 3,585 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Questions

For further information, applicants may contact the director of the Centre for Star and Planet Formation, Prof. Martin Bizzarro at bizzarro@ign.ku.dk.

For more information on working and living in Denmark visit http://ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk.

Application procedure 

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

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page)
  • Full CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Name of two personal references

The deadline for applications is 2 October 2019, at 23:59 GMT.  

Please note that only online applications will be accepted. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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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: 2 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Fakultetsservice
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Post expires on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

Postdoc in Adaptive Laboratory Evolution for Chemical Tolerance

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in adaptive laboratory evolution (ALE) for chemical tolerance.

 

The position is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 project SHIKIFACTORY100 (http://shikifactory100.eu). The SHIKIFACTORY100 project aims towards the production of a universe of more than 100 high-added value compounds from the shikimate pathway, a hub in cell metabolism, in two widely used host organisms, Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The project consortium assembles key academic and industrial players in Europe covering research in computational design and in vivo implementation of pathways and cell factories. DTU Biosustain’s role in the project is to develop chassis strains for key aromatic precursor production that tolerate high levels of the target molecules. This particular postdoc position will focus on the tolerance component and will integrate with chassis strain development activities at DTU Biosustain. The primary method for generating tolerant strains will be automate ALE utilizing the existing automation platforms at DTU Biosustain.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Testing toxicity of a large number of candidate chemicals against E. coli and yeast strains
  • Work with the ALE team at DTU Biosustain to plan and perform lab evolution experiments to increase tolerance of yeast and E. coli against a smaller number of selected target chemicals
  • Analyze resequencing data to identify key mutations in ALE populations and strains
  • Perform follow up screening and genome engineering experiments to test and verify effects of mutations discovered by resequencing ALE strains
  • Perform fermentation and physiological characterization experiments on evolved strains
  • Interface with metabolic engineers to implement evolved strains as production chassis organisms for chemical production

Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology or similar field
  • Microbiology (preferably both yeast and bacteria) and microbial physiology skills are required
  • Experience in fermentation, laboratory evolution and/or microbial strain engineering is desirable
  • Basic data science and bioinformatics skills (resequencing data analysis) are desirable
  • Solid background in organic chemistry is desirable
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary and international team is needed
  • Strong communication skills (written and presentation) in English are required
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.

 

This is a two year position funded by EU Horizon 2020 project Shikifactory100.

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Markus Herrgård (herrgard@biosustain.dtu.dk).

 

You can read more about “the Department” at http://biosustain.dtu.dk

 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2019.

 

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
  • List of publications
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

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 Biosustain is a world leading research center that focuses on developing new technologies for engineering microbes in order to turn them into cell factories. These cell factories are designed for efficient production of a specific compound or protein in a commercially competitive way. Today, most pharmaceuticals and chemicals are produced from oil or rare plant material. By using computational modelling, advanced robotics and bioengineering, the Center’s researchers design and construct cell factories capable of converting low-value carbon sources to high-value chemical compounds and therapeutics in a more sustainable, cost-effective manner than today. In short: by using cell factories, we can go from an oil-based chemical industry to a highly sustainable bio-based industry.

 

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: 15 October 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Tuesday October 15th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Drone-based Near-surface Geophysics

Magnetic and electromagnetic (EM) surveying are widely used methods to map pre-historic archaeology, near-surface geology as well as man-made structures such as UXO.

 

CMAGTRES (www.cmagtres.dtu.dk) at DTU Space is seeking an applicant for a 3-year fully funded Ph.D. position in drone-based near-surface geophysics with a focus on magnetic and electromagnetic (EM) methods.

CMAGTRES is a leading drone-based group at DTU with several projects related to hardware/software development and application of drone-based magnetic systems. We are soon to start a new project with the purpose of introducing drone-based geophysics for mapping of archaeology in Denmark. Here, we intend to optimize and apply existing CMAGTRES magnetic systems as well as integrate a new EM drone system for mapping of (mainly) prehistoric archaeology. The project is in close collaboration with the National Museum of Denmark and the Viking Ship Museum.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Integrate the new EM system together with engineering colleagues at CMAGTRES, including solving any electro-mechanical engineering issues in relation to the system integration
  • Carry out drone-based magnetic and EM surveys in relation to at least three selected archaeological sites in Denmark together with the National Museum of Denmark and the Viking Ship Museum
  • Analyze magnetic data using existing CMAGTRES software (Python-based) and (if needed) develop new Python-based processing software for the EM system.
  • Participate in and co-organize two Nordic archaeology-geophysics workshops at DTU Space

Throughout the project you will be working closely together with the project partners as well as colleagues at CMAGTRES (currently two PhD students and one postdoc in geophysics, and two aerospace-mechanical engineers) and at DTU Space.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree (120 ECTS) in geophysics, engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

  • You have a strong background in geophysics and/or engineering with a focus on magnetic and/or electromagnetic (EM) data acquisition/theory.
  • You have strong programming skills within Python and/or Matlab.
  • You preferably have prior experience in geophysical environmental studies of archaeology, subsurface contaminants or UXO.
  • A fundamental knowledge of GNSS/GPS systems, geophysical data logging devices (e.g. using Rasperry Pi, Beaglebone) and drone-based technologies are an advantage.
  • You have an interest in working with drones.
  • Willingness to travel and work in an international environment as well as performing field work is essential.
  • You are a creative person and eager to collaborate with both colleagues at the university as well as non-specialist people from museums in order to optimize the end-product in an iterative development process.

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior Researcher Arne Døssing Andreasen (Head of CMAGTRES, Division of Geomagnetism, DTU Space).

 

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

 

Salary and appointment terms

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

 

Workplace will be at DTU (Lyngby Campus) and occasionally in multiple shorter periods the work will be at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen and the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde (approx. 30 km outside Copenhagen).

 
Expected starting date is 1 December 2019.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Arne Døssing Andreasen (Phone: +45 4525 9773; email: ards@space.dtu.dk).

 

You can read more about DTU Space on www.space.dtu.dk.

 
Application
Please submit your online application no later than 10 October 2019.
 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU Space has about 165 employees, an annual turn-over of about 150 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space-& Astro-physics

 

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: 10 October 2019
Unit: DTU Space
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PhD scholarship in Continuous Variable Quantum Computing, Sensing and Communication

DTU Physics has available numerous PhD positions in the field of continuous variable quantum computing, quantum sensing and quantum communication. The positions and the projects will be a part of the Center of Excellence, “Center for Macroscopic Quantum States – bigQ” supported by the Danish National Research Foundation.

Quantum computing represents a new paradigm for information processing as it allows for solution to problems that are intractable on conventional computers. One particular platform for quantum computing is light where quantum information is encoded into the continuous variables (CV) of the field. We have recently produced the “substrate” – a multipartite entangled state – for a CV quantum computer: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1906.08709.pdf. The offered PhD project will advance the system to the next level, demonstrating simple quantum computer gates, considering scalability and developing error correction techniques.

Quantum sensing: Using non-classical states of light, it is possible to measure different parameters and fields with unprecedented precision that goes beyond what is possible with classical technologies. One prominent example is the measurement of Gravitational waves from outer space using non-classical light in very large interferometers. In this project, the student will develop new quantum measurement techniques and combine it with squeezed and CV entangled light to largely improve the sensing of different parameters. Fundamental measurement concepts will be tested and novel applications (e.g. quantum-enhanced microscopes for the measurements of biological system) will be developed.

Quantum communication is the art of transmitting quantum states between nodes in a communication network. It can be used for ultra-secure communication or for connecting quantum computers. To realize fault-tolerant and long-distance quantum communication, the quantum states must be protected against noise and decoherence. This is done using different error-correcting schemes. In this project, we will realize an error-correcting scheme using CV entangled states of light with the aim of transmitting quantum states through a network with an efficiency that is higher than what is attainable by direct transmission.

Who are we?
We are a research group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) studying quantum information processing, quantum communication and quantum sensing based on quantum optics, quantum optomechanics and diamond physics. Our vision is to generate macroscopic states of light, mechanics and spins to test quantum physics in new regimes and to interrogate disruptive new applications of sensing and information processing. Our main focus is basic research but we also strongly encourage and support innovation and industry partnerships.

Our group comprises around 45 people including Faculty members, PhD students, postdocs, engineers and an administrator.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an exceptional physicist, scientist and engineer with an extraordinary talent and an outstanding drive. We are in particular looking for a person with academic excellence and/or with a demonstrated outstanding scientific achievement. We also expect that you have an exceptional ability of developing new ideas. What matters the most is your internal drive to make significant and groundbreaking progress.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will carry out an ambitious research project in a team effort within the Center for Macroscopic Quantum States. You will supervise students during the project and build things that work.

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

What do we expect?

    You are excited about large challenges, and you very much enjoy solving them. You have an extraordinary drive towards achieving groundbreaking results. You enjoy working in a team with an open minded spirit. You are excited to teach and learn from other group members. You love to discuss physics and to participate in thoughtful conversations. You make things work and deliver!

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

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

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

The work will take place at the DTU campus in Lyngby.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Ulrik Andersen (Center Leader), ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 3306.

You can read more about DTU Physics at www.fysik.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 November 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:

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

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

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

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

DTU 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: 1 November 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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PhD scholarship in Nano-patterning of 2D materials by directed self-assembly

Nanostructured 2D materials have fascinating electronic and optical properties. Directed self-assembly is an attractive option for making the 2D nanostructuring process scalable. In addition, controlled stacking of individual layers exploiting van der Waals interactions to keep the layers together expands the options and results in rich new scientific possibilites. A vast number of combination are possible, and the properties of the resulting stacks are expected to be similarly wide ranging.

This PhD project is aimed at developing the experimental tools for 2D structuring at the finest scales and will be part of the strongly collaborative and cross-disciplinary research activity at the Center of Excellence for Nanostructured Graphene, CNG. The Danish National Research Foundation funds the CNG, which supports the present project with many other experimental activities and theoretical efforts on predicting the properties of such materials.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

The project will involve:
  • Choice and possibly synthesis of block copolymers suitable for directed self-assembly structuring by lithography of transition metal dichalconide – e.g. MoS2 – layers to generate nanopore arrays in 2D materials.
  • Characterization of the self-assembly process on transition metal dichalconide layers using thermal or solvent annealing.
  • Characterization of the self-assembly process on born nitride layers using thermal or solvent annealing. Boron nitride is often used as a protective layer for other 2D materials

We aim to make electro- and microfluidic devices from the produced nano structured layers. The devices can have a variety of functionalities such as energy generation by concentration gradient (such as recently demonstrated osmotic “blue” power generation) or optical devices and possibly integration of such devices in microfluidic systems. Device fabrication will be performed both at the DTU_Nanolab cleanroom facility and in the new Moorfield glove-box based metal deposition and etching system (https://moorfield.co.uk/testimonial/dtu-denmark-technical-university/).

 

In order to achieved these goals a student will need to master

  • structure alignment of block copolymers on different substrates
  • characterization of the block copolymer thin films by e.g. scanning and transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and x-ray scattering

The present project will build on a substantial experience in the field gained by our group during the last decade. Characterization of the materials and structure elucidation before and after each step of fabrication will be achieved by different techniques, including electron microscopy, radiation scattering and atomic force microscopy.

 

The PhD research project will bind together two important areas; on the one side the synthesis activity of tailor-made block copolymers and on the other side their use as nanolithographic masks for scalable nanostructuring of 2D materials. As part of a team, the required structural parameters for the 2D materials will be decided in collaboration with other researchers at CNG.

 

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

 

An MSc degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, solid-state physics or materials science or and education with similar content:

  • Strong chemical synthesis competences
  • Surface characterization techniques knowledge
  • Solid state physics or physical chemistry interest
The following soft skills are important:
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Willingness to engage in a multi-national team

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the candidates will be made by November 1, 2019

 

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

 

Salary and appointment terms

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

 

The PhD will be employed at DTU Chemistry. The experimental work will be conducted in laboratories of DTU Chemistry and of CNG.

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Kristoffer Almdal, tel.: +45 4525 8144/+45 20915852 or Associate Professor Tim Booth, tel.: +45 45256355.

 

You can read more about CNG at www.cng.dtu.dk

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
The assessment will be finished by November 1, 2019
 

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

 

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


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

 

You can read more about DTU Chemistry on www.kemi.dtu.dk.

 

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: 15 October 2019
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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PhD position: Nanostructured X-ray detectors

Lunds Universitet, Fysiska Institutionen, Synkrotronljusfysik

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.
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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 (www.maxiv.lu.se/) is a national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University and situated within biking distance from the Department of Physics. It provides scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with the most brilliant Synchrotron radiation source and instrumentation for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology.

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

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

Job assignment

This project will use nanofabrication methods to create novel high-resolution X-ray detectors. Detectors convert high-energy X-ray photons into an electrical signal, and are critical in X-ray systems for clinical and industrial applications. Established bulk detectors have relatively large pixels, which limits the resolution in for instance X-ray microscopy. The project aims at reducing the pixel size of X-ray detectors from the current micrometer size to tens of nanometers.

The student will study the interaction of X-rays with nanostructures, with the aim of developing future high-resolution detectors. In particular, nanowires and other nanostructures will be investigated as X-ray detectors. To this end, the project will create devices in the Lund Nano Lab (http://www.nano.lu.se/facilities/lund-nano-lab-(lnl)/about-lnl), which has world class facilities for nanodevice fabrication. Detectors will be made using electron beam lithography, metal evaporation and other nanofabrication tools. The devices will initially be characterized and optimized using electrical and optical methods. Subsequently, the devices will be tested using nanofocused X-ray beams at the Nanomax beamline at the new MAX IV synchrotron, as well as at PETRA-III in Germany, ESRF in France and possibly other international synchrotron facilities.

The project is primarily experimental and will require extensive work in the cleanroom of the Lund Nano Lab. Knowledge and experience of X-rays is not required; this will form a part of the training as required. 

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 or equivalent, or
  • substantial advanced course work at the Master level, or comparable, including an independent research project.

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

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:

  • Knowledge and skills relevant to postgraduate studies within the research area, such as a broad and thorough preparation in physics. This can be documented by appended documents.
  • 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.
  • Skills in written and oral communication.
  • Other experience relevant to postgraduate studies, such as professional experience.

Additional assessment criteria are:

  • Experience in semiconductor fabrication techniques such as lithography
  • Experience in semiconductor physics
  • Experience in X-ray sources, X-ray detectors and X-ray imaging
  • Experience in programming
  • Experience in optical and electrical characterization of semiconductors.
  • Experience with novel materials, such perovskites or nanowires.

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 covering 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.

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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 numberPA2019/2835
ContactJesper Wallentin, +46 46 222 04 69
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date31.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral position in scenario and material flow analysis of the future transport system

Information about the division
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 consist of about 250 employees.

The division of Physical Resource Theory carries out research and education on potential solutions to our major environmental challenges, e.g. global warming and sustainable use of land and other resources. At our division we focus on research in the field of technical and socio-economic systems addressing the challenges involved in the transition into a sustainable and low carbon society for a growing poulation, where a range of different quantitative and qualitative methods can be applied on our reseach topics. The ambition is to build challenge-driven scientific excellence by crossing traditional boundaries and increase the level of multi-disciplinarity in research. The division has around 50 staff members, faculty and PhD-students with diverse expertise, including engineers, natural and social scientists. We also offer courses in areas related to our research.

Major responsibilities
The transport system is currently undergoing several changes that will play a critical role for the sector’s pathway towards zero CO2 emissions: (1) Electrified vehicles are increasing its share of new sales, (2) car/ride sharing is on the rise, and (3) connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are coming. To achieve small levels of cradle-to-grave transport energy needs and CO2 emissions, it has been pointed out that the most beneficial future lie in a development based on electrified and shared mobility

However, one potential key aspect that has not received much attention from an environmental and resource perspective is how (1) a different utilization rate of the vehicle may affect its longevity and (2) in this context, how batteries may further affect the service lifetime of vehicles.

Studies have pointed out that one shared CAV may replace several (in the order of 5 to 10) conventional individually owned vehicles. This causes the vehicles to be used much more intensively compared to today. Further, the lifetime aspect becomes especially important if battery electric vehicles will take a larger share of the market, since the production phase accounts for a much larger share of cradle-to-grave energy needs for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) than for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, and batteries have a limited service lifetime.

The overall aim of this Post Doc position is to analyze and improve the knowledge about how cradle-to-grave energy requirements and CO2 emissions for different transport system solutions (shared vs individual mobility) depend on the car lifetime and the constraining lifetime factors (calendar age vs cumulative mileage). The successful candidate will analyse vehicle register data to characterise how vehicle depreciation and lifetime depends on age and cumulative milage, develop aggegregated models on battery aging, implement the findings in scenario models for the transport system and analyse the findings. The succesful candiate is also expected to present the research at international conferences as well as write articles for research journals.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment for maximum two years.  

Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field, normally from within the last three years (with extension for parental leave), including (but not restricted to) engineering, economics, physics, mathematics, or complex systems. A PhD in a research field closely related to the project description, particularly with research experience in material flow analysis, energy system research, scenario modeling, transport system research, computational modeling and/or statistical analysis is highly meritorious. Documented scientific skills, including demonstrated ability in independent research, publishing in top journals, and presenting in international conferences are meritorious.

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 20190485 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:• Introduce yourself • Describe your previous research fields and main research results• Describe your future goals and future research focus

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

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

Application deadline: 13 oktober, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. The expected starting date is December 2019 – February 2020.

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor, Daniel Johansson, Physical Resource Theory, daniel.johansson@chalmers.se


   



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


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Research fellow in mathematics education(ph.d).

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a research fellowship in mathematics education at the Faculty of Arts and Ecucation, Department of Education and Sports Science.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process. The position is vacant from January 1st, 2020.

The position as PhD Fellowship in Mathematics Education is related to the project “Developmental Education in Mathematics in Primary Schools”. The place of work will be at the Institute’s mathematics section. 

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Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final project description. A project proposal template can be found here.

Developmental Education in Mathematics is an education based on Lev Vygotsky’s view on education. Psychologist Leonid Zankov, student and later colleague of Vygotsky was the first to test Vygotsky’s ideas through extensive experimental research in Russian primary schools. Together with his students, he developed a systematic model(Develomental Education) which includes textbooks in all subjects and principles for teacher training. The system aims to facilitate the optimal, general development of each child, i.e. primarily development of the child’s cognitive, emotional, moral and authentic qualities but also child’s intrinsic motivation.

 The project «Developmental Mathematics» started after a pilot project at Smeaheia school in Sandnes municipality which was about designing and implementing Zankov’s system in mathematics for grades 1-4. The school achieved very good results, which created interest and curiosity among parents, teachers, administrators and politicians. The project has been extended to several schools in Rogaland and all over Norway. At present more than 75 Norwegian schools are using the system.

As a part of the project, the Russian textbooks and workbooks for grades 1-4 were translated and adapted to a Norwegian context. Teachers’ guides have also been written.  As Norwegian teaching material has become available, more and more schools have adopted Zankov’s method. Recently, teaching material has been developed for grades 5-7. Teaching material for grades 5 and 6 is available, and teaching material for grade 7 will be available in the summer 2020.

Based on ongoing project, it is important to study and assess how the system meets the expectations society has for the mathematics education in primary school. The relevant research focus areas can be

  • to study students’ learning outcomes in mathematics
  • to systematically investigate the effect of this educational system in Norwegian context
  • to study deep learning
  • to study concept formation and how conceptual thinking and tasks stimulate children’s ability to intuition, concentration, critical thinking, creativity, to make decisions and to approach problems in a logical way, to be able to analyze and make connections and understand how things work and are connected, to be able to think without contradiction and use knowledge effectively

It may also be relevant to illuminate how participating teachers assess the project’s relevance and how they implement the system in their schools, how parents relate to the project. Additionally, it can be interesting to compare learning outcomes, motivation, attitudes towards mathematics, etc. between experimental students and those who are exposed to “traditional” education. For example, whether and how basic mathematical skills are better developed in students who receive mathematics education according to Zankov’s system in Norway than those who receive “traditional” education in mathematics? What might be the reason for that?

Applicants must attach a research proposal of not more than 5 pages, where he/she should propose and discuss research questions, point to relevant theory and research methods, and propose a research plan for the project. Proposal will be evaluated with respect to both scientific potential and potential for implementation.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within mathematics or mathematics didactics, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the Univeristy of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2019 you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

 Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English and being fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, both orally and written

In the evaluation of candidates, emphasis will be given to exam results, any previous development work, published work and relevant practice. It is also preferrable that the candidate has teaching experience from primary school.

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Natalia Blank, tlf: 51833527, e-post: natalia.blank@uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-consultant Grete Marnburg, tel: 51833545, e-mail: grete.marnburg@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Education and Sports Science, which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Ecucation, offers primary teacher training and postgraduate education in Education Science. Education Science is an academic focus at the university, and we are prepared to take a larger national responsibility for educating the labor needed in the nation and in the region, within the academic field. There are currently 75 employees and 840 students at the department.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

1st October 2019

Post expires on Tuesday October 1st, 2019

Postdoc position in Squeezed Light based Quantum Cryptography

We are offering a research position for the implementation of continuous variable quantum cryptographic applications based on squeezed light.

Continuous variable quantum key distribution is a well established technology to distribute secret keys between two parties. However other cryptographic primitives exist, which are useful for certain applications. One of them is oblivious transfer (1) which can be applied to implement secure database access. Using squeezed light, oblivious transfer can be implemented with security in the noisy quantum storage model which limits the ability of a quantum eavesdropper to store quantum states in quantum memories to realistic scenarios.

The ultimate aim is to develop a scalable system based on a photonic integrated platform which eventually allows for commercial quantum communication applications. Within the project, we will explore the above mentioned as well as other cryptographic applications (1,2,3) such as quantum key distribution (2,4) in the lab and on installed fiber, first with a bulk but compact and mobile squeezed light source, and eventually with a chip integrated source.

The project will be hosted by the Center for Macroscopic Quantum States bigQ at the Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) headed by Prof. Ulrik L. Andersen. It is part of the European Quantum Technology Flagship project UNIQORN and involves interaction with several European academic and industrial partners.

BigQ conducts widely recognized research within a range of diverse topics such as continuous-variable quantum information processing, quantum enhanced sensing, and engineering of solid state quantum systems. We have extensive experience in squeezed light generation for quantum computing (2), quantum communication (3), quantum sensing (4) and mechanical cooling (5).

References:
(1) Furrer, Gehring et al., “Continuous-Variable Protocol for Oblivious Transfer in the Noisy-Storage Model”, Nature Communications 9, 1450 (2018).
(2) Jacobsen et al., “Complete elimination of information leakage in continuous-variable quantum communication channels”, npj Quantum Information 4, 32 (2018)
(3) Marshall et al., “Continuous-variable quantum computing on encrypted data”, Nature Communications 7, 13764 (2016)
(4) Madsen et al, “Continuous variable quantum key distribution with modulated entangled states”, Nature Communications 3, 1083 (2012)
(5) Andersen et al., “30 years of squeezed light generation”, Physica Scripta 91, 053001 (2016)

Responsibilities and tasks
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who will be in charge of developing, optimizing, and testing continuous variable quantum cryptography systems based on squeezed light. Some of the tasks involved are

    design and development of a continuous variable quantum cryptography system based on a bulk squeezed light source which is capable of performing oblivious transfer and quantum key distribution proof-of-principle implementation of secure database access with oblivious transfer integration of on-chip squeezed light source once available strong interaction with the squeezed light source development team (at DTU and an external partner) supervision of students innovation activities

Qualifications
The postdoc candidate should have a PhD or equivalent degree in physics or engineering. He or she should be highly motivated and dedicated to carry out research and innovation at the highest standards. Other prefered requirements:

    Background in continuous variable quantum information Experience with optical design and electronics Knowledge of Python

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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.

The work will take place at the DTU campus in Lyngby.

Further information
Informal inquiries can be made to Assist. Prof. Tobias Gehring, tobias.gehring@fysik.dtu.dk or Prof. Ulrik L. Andersen, ulrik.andersen@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 11 October 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.

QPIT’s vision is to understand, engineer and control complex quantum systems of light and matter, and to exploit these systems for quantum information processing and quantum metrology. We are a large, highly international research group of students and staff with diverse backgrounds. We have a friendly and dynamic research environment with close, daily interaction among all group members and strong collaborations with many academic and industrial partners. Technical support is excellent with electronics and process engineers embedded in the section and a large capacity, skilled mechanical workshop at the Department. We are situated just north of Copenhagen at the Lyngby campus of DTU, one of the leading technical universities of Northern Europe, where we enjoy newly renovated office and lab space.

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: 11 October 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday October 11th, 2019

PhD Position in Bioinorganic Chemistry

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a PhD scholarship within the field of bioinorganic chemistry. The position is available from 1 January 2020. Application deadline: 10 October 2019.

The project will focus on the development of new biomimetic supramolecular materials for the activation of small molecules. In particular this will include H2O and O2 for generating high-valent transition metal-based oxidants for application to processes like water remediation and selective solventless oxidation reactions.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in synthetic molecular transition metal chemistry and structural analysis by single crystal X-ray crystallography and relevant spectroscopic techniques. The project will involve international collaboration.

Qualifications of the applicant
• Recent MSc degree – or similar – in chemistry.
• Full proficiency in spoken and written English.

For further information please contact Christine McKenzie (mckenzie@sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 10 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday October 10th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomimetic Electrocatalysis

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a position as postdoc in bioinorganic chemistry. The position is available from the 1 February 2020 and for one year with possibility of extension to two years. Application deadline: 29 November 2019.

The position is associated with a project concerning the remediation of water containing trace organic pollutants e.g. pesticides.  The research objective will be the development and immobilization of molecular iron complexes for use in the electrocatalysis of the total mineralization of organic molecules in water.

The preferred candidate will have relevant experience in most of the following areas: The synthesis of ligands and transition metal complexes and their characterization, methods for immobilization of catalysts on solid supports and electrochemistry with an interest in instrument development. The project is part of a collaboration with the Water Research Centre of the University of New South Wales, Australia.

For further information please contact Christine McKenzie (mckenzie@sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

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

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

Deadline: 29 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday November 29th, 2019

PhD position in Exoplanetary Atmospheres

DTU Space (the National Danish Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark) is offering a PhD position in the area of exoplanet atmospheric research (expected to start as soon as possible) to promote self-motivated and independent students.

 

The successful applicant will join a newly established and growing exoplanet research group (currently comprised of four people) lead by Professor Lars A. Buchhave. The group focuses on understanding and characterizing exoplanets with a particular emphasis on the abundant small planets through two key areas of research: 1) precise mass measurements of (often transiting) planets to understand their composition and structure and 2) observation and characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres to advance our insight into their diversity and composition.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in astrophysics, physics, engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree.

 

We are particularly looking for students interested in working on observational studies of exoplanet atmospheres. Students with previous background in atmospheric studies and observational techniques to characterize exoplanets atmospheres (e.g., transit spectroscopy) will be given preference. We also give preference to students familiar to current/future observational facilities and their capabilities (e.g., JWST).

 
Approval and Enrolment

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

 
We offer

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Lars A. Buchhave:

Email – buchhave@space.dtu.dk, +45 2891 0585.
 
Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 September 2019.
 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU Space has about 165 employees, an annual turn-over of about 150 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space-& Astro-physics.

 

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: 25 September 2019
Unit: DTU Space
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday September 25th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Quantum Optics

Ref. No. SU FV-2972-19

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 6 October, 2019.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 240 employees of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). 

Project description
The newly established group of Quantum Phenomenology is hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow in theoretical quantum physics. Research in the group focuses on quantum optics, quantum control and quantum information theory. One major research interest is the interface between gravity and quantum physics at low energies, focusing on how gravity affects quantum optical systems, what novel effects can arise and how to probe them in experiments.

The project will be supervised by Assistant Professor Igor Pikovski and includes topics in:

  • Quantum optical systems such as optomechanics, atomic clocks and atomic fountains
  • Effects of weak gravity in quantum mechanics
  • Quantum gravity signatures at low energies
  • Quantum optical probes of general relativity and beyond standard model physics
  • Quantum foundations

We seek a motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with interest in fundamental quantum research that is close to quantum optics experiments. The Postdoc will be embedded in a vibrant research environment at the AlbaNova University Center. The group is also affiliated with the LISA consortium, the group of Prof. Frank Wilczek and the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology that connects Swedish quantum research groups.

Main responsibilities
The Postdoc is hired primarily for research in theoretical physics. The position may also involve student supervision and teaching.

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

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills, previous publications, interest in the subject and the ability to conduct independent research. Previous research experience in quantum optics and/or quantum information is favorable. Interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicant.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension for another year. Start date 2020-01-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Assistant Professor Igor Pikovski, igor.pikovski@fysik.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-2972-19.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-2972-19 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

Closing date: 06/10/2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Sunday October 6th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Functionalization and stabilization of light polymerized polyvinylethers through side chain modification for application in electrochemical cells

The section for “Electrochemical Materials” (EMA) researches on advanced, inorganic and organic materials for electrochemical and optical energy conversion and storage technologies. Through novel approaches to materials synthesis, surface modification, processing, and interface architectures, materials properties are tailored to achieve desired functionalities. This is supported by advanced characterization techniques to monitor the electrochemical, optical, and catalytic properties. Current activities are covering  the synthesis of small molecules for organic redox flow batteries and building blocks for electrically and optically active functional polymers as well as  light introduced polymerization and characterization techniques for high throughput screening of novel organic materials for electrochemical and photovoltaic applications.

 

Organic materials and especially polymers are promising materials for electrochemical cells as they do not contain scarce or harmfull elements and their functionality can be tailored through incorporation of functional groups. Light induced polymerization of carefully chosen mixtures of monomers is a fast and smart way of preparing polymers with tailored functionality, e.g. to transport ions, such as protons or hydroxides in electrolytes.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The aim of the PhD project is to explore light induced polymerization with the objective to derive stable functional membranes for applications in. fuel cells, electrolysis, and flow batteries. If you are interested in exploring novel routes to organic materials and polymers and like to work within energy conversion and storage, perhaps you are our new PhD student.

 

In this project you will be responsible for the development of novel materials as well as their characterization as regards stability and electrochemical properties, up to testing in full battery, fuel or electrolysis cells.

  • You will contribute to the development of our competences within light initiated polymerization of organic monomers.
  • You will with special focus on vinyl-ether compounds prepare membranes and tune their properties through side chain modification of the monomers.
  • You will use your skills within organic chemistry to synthesize monomers suitable for polymerization into membranes.
  • Your research will include subsequent analysis of the prepared membranes with special focus on ion transport properties and stability.
  • You will enter into a research environment that focuses on applied science with the possibility to experience all steps from molecular tuning to final device.

With this project, you will be an integral part of our interdisciplinary research activities to develop advanced electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies. Thus, you are expected to interact actively with DTU colleagues, as well as other researchers, and, if relevant industrial collaborators, in the area of batteries, electrolysis and fuel cells.

 

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

 

It is a prerequisite that you as a candidate have:

  • hands-on experience with practical organic synthesis
  • the ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks and to be part of a dynamic research group
  • very good communications skills in English, both written and spoken.

Furthermore, it will be an advantage if you have

  • experience with polymerization reactions and catalysts
  • experience with photo-initiated chemistry
  • experience with membranes
Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the candidates will be made by a recruitment committee composed of internal evaluators.

 

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

 

The PhD student is expected to start by Dec 1st 2019.

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 

Further information Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Peter Holtappels, tel.: +45 21 32 52 61.

 

You can read more about DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk 

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 2 October 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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • A list of 2-3 referees able to judge the ability for carrying our independent research

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

 

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


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

 

The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focused on education, research, and development within functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technologies. In a sustainable energy system, a large part of the energy will be supplied by fluctuating sources such as solar and wind power. This makes it critically important to be able to convert and store the energy as needed. At DTU Energy we work on fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, batteries, magnetic refrigeration and other sustainable energy technologies.

 

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: 2 October 2019
Unit: DTU Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

Postdoc in experimental particle physics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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

Research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics (www.physics.kth.se) spans from frontline topics in basic science (atomic, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics) to more applied areas such as medical imaging, reactor physics, reactor technology, and nuclear power safety.

The particle and astroparticle physics group (www.particle.kth.se) conducts experimental and theoretical research in both particle- and astroparticle physics. The group is active in the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC, in particular in measurements of the Higgs boson and in searches for supersymmetric particles. The astroparticle physics group conducts multi-wavelength studies of compact celestial objects with a focus on X-/gamma-rays. We participate in the Fermi mission and are developing balloon-borne X-ray polarimeters. We also participate in the EUSO mission for the detection of ultra-high energy cosmic-rays. Members of the group are active in theoretical research in neutrino physics and supersymmetric models. The group is a member of The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, okc.albanova.se, and collaborates with groups at Stockholm University located in the same building.

Job description

The group in experimental particle physics, whose research is based at the ATLAS-experiment at CERN, consists of two faculty members, a researcher and two graduate students. We are involved in measurements of the Higgs boson and in searches for physics beyond the standard model and dark matter, for example in searches for supersymmetric particles and new long-lived particles. We have made significant contributions to the design, construction and commissioning of the Liquid Argon calorimeter. For the upgrade of the ATLAS detector, we are involved in the new High Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD), in particular in its capacity for measuring the luminosity.

The postdoc will primarily work with the KTH upgrade responsibilities. This involves establishing a test setup for the luminosity backend electronics boards that will be used for the HGTD, and to participate in the development of the firmware for these boards.

Furthermore, the postdoc will contribute to the work needed to operate the ATLAS experiment. The KTH group has an institutional commitment to the measurement of the luminosity using reconstructed tracks, and some time is expected be devoted to this effort.

The postdoc is expected to contribute to physics analysis, where there are several possibilities to do so in one of the efforts already being pursued in the group.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.

Qualifications

Only applicants with a doctoral degree in experimental particle physics from 2016-2019, or equivalent, will be considered. Membership of the ATLAS collaboration is highly valuable. If not already a qualified member of the ATLAS collaboration, the candidate must have experience of detector work in another high-energy physics experiment, which is relevant to the KTH group upgrade responsibilities. 

The candidates must have extensive experience with programming. Prior experience of firmware programming is considered particularly valuable. Experience with an ATLAS upgrade project or of working within one of the ATLAS detector communities is an advantage. The candidate must be able to demonstrate prior physics analysis experience.

We seek candidates who are dedicated, motivated and have documented experience of independent work. Good communication skills and experience of working in a team are meriting.

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications

  • Scientific skills.
  • Educational ability.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality
  • Cooperative skills.
  • Independence.

Trade union representatives

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

Fixed term employment /temporary contract 2021-10-31.

About the employment

The position offered is still valid for at least two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Others

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentNovember 1, or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2019-1404
ContactJonas Strandberg, jostran@kth.se, +46-703155 505
Last application date14.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

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