Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

PhD positions (2) in Experimental Surface Science for Catalysis by Single Atoms and Dimers

The positions are funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The overarching aim of this project is to Establish new fundamental insight into the catalytic activity of single atoms and dimers. Specifically, the project focuses on two reactions where lack of selectivity is a major hindrance namely:

  • Hydrogen peroxide formation
  • CO2 reduction.
The positions are at SurfCat which is also leading the “The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN), at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Here we enjoy a social, open and transparent scientific environment. The students will be able to take full advantage of the large number of personnel working in adjacent fields of investigation, from surface science on single crystals to the testing of high surface area catalysts in reactors.

The positions 
will be focused on synthesis, characterization and testing of single atoms and dimer catalysts using state-of-the-art in-house facilities or synchrotrons at SLAC or Lund. Specifically: 
  1. Well-controlled single atom and dimer catalysts will be prepared using a UHV-compatible magnetron-based cluster source with time-of-flight mass filter.
  2. Samples will be characterized in detail using e.g. STM, TEM, XPS, ISS to probe dispersity and chemical state of the prepared single atom and dimer catalysts. Synchrotron experiments, specifically EXAFS for dispersion and the number and nature of neighboring atoms, ideally in situ.
  3. Samples will be tested for both electrochemical and thermal heterogeneous catalytic activity and selectivity. The activity testing will rely on both traditional electrochemical setups but also a newly developed membrane electrochemical chip coupled to a mass spectrometer for detection of product molecules in real time. Similarly, for thermal catalytic testing a specially designed micro-reactor coupled to a mass spectrometer will be used.
The work will rely heavily on a close collaboration between theory and experiment, where computational screening may identify the most promising catalysts. It will therefore be in collaboration with theory groups at e.g. DTU and Copenhagen University.

When applying please indicate a possible earliest starting date. Notice candidates first finalizing their master summer 2019 may also apply now.

Qualifications
The successful candidates will have obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Masters degrees. He/she should also be well-motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. Candidates for the PhD positions should have a Masters’ degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science by the time they commence the project.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU, for example in Mathematics, Physics and Informatics. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, 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 PhD positions are for 3 years and the PhD thesis must be delivered during this period. The positions are available from August 2019 or later.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the research at SurfCat at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) please inspect www.surfcat.dtu.dk.

Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Associate Professor Jakob Kibsgaard, jkib@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 July 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 cover letter motivating the application. (Max one page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Copies of BSc and MSc degree diplomas
  • Mandatory excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references.
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 July 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Monday July 15th, 2019

PhD position in Molecular Catalysis in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

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

We are looking for a PhD student to join the group of Prof. Sascha Ott in the Synthetic Molecular Chemistry (SMC) program at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström. Like all other groups at SMC, we carry out research at the interface between molecular inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry, and with physical chemistry as a significant component.

Subject description/research project: The projects deal with the preparation of molecular catalysts (cats) of energy relevance, in particular for hydrogen production and CO2 reduction, and their incorporation into metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The interior of the MOFs will be tailored to promote catalysis at high turnover rates and low overpotentials, and the performance of thereby produced MOFcats will be tested in electrochemical and photochemical set-ups. 

Work duties: The proposed project comprises elements of organic synthesis, coordination chemistry, characterization of MOFcats by common organic as well as materials chemistry methods, surface chemistry, electrochemistry, photochemistry and spectroscopy. The project will partly be conducted in collaboration with partners at UU, in Sweden and abroad.

Representative recent publications are: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 2985, Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 7770 and Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 3257.

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

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

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

Requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent as above in Chemistry.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • A suitable background is a Master of Science (MSc) degree (or Swedish “Magister” or “Civilingenjör”) in Chemistry, with solid experience in synthetic molecular inorganic and/or organic chemistry, organometallic and coordination chemistry, and an interest in physical chemistry.

Additional requirements: Previous documented experience in molecular electrochemistry is advantageous. The ability of the PhD student to work independently, to be innovative and not afraid to go outside the traditional discipline boundaries is appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Type of employment: Temporary position for four years.

Working hours: 100%.

For further information about the position, please contact:
Prof. Sascha Ott, e-post sascha.ott@kemi.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-05-31, UFV-PA 2019/1575.

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

Placement: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/1575

Last application date: 2019-05-31Login and apply

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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Vacant PhD student positions at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

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

At the Department of Chemistry – Ångström there are now several PhD student positions available. The research conducted is broad, of high quality and world leading within a diversity of research fields: Structural chemistry, Synthetic Molecular Chemistry, Molecular biomimetics, Inorganic chemistry, Polymer chemistry, Physical chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry. For more information, please visit our website.

Click on the link below to go to the advertisement for each position, from where you can submit your application:

UFV-PA 2019/1353 PhD student position in Chemistry of organic battery electrodes at the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre.
Submit your application before 2018-06-30. 

UFV-PA 2019/1441  PhD student position in Computational Organic Chemistry.
Submit your application before 2018-05-22.

UFV-PA 2019/1491 PhD position for Design and Characterization of Interphases in Next-Generation Li-ion Batteries.
Submit your application before 2018-05-27.

UFV-PA 2019/1575  PhD position in Molecular Catalysis in Metal-Organic Frameworks.
Submit your application before 2018-05-31.

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

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.

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

Placement: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/1527

Last application date: 2019-05-31

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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Postdoc position in Transition Metal Catalysis/Organic Synthesis

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Transition Metal Catalysis/Organic Synthesis. The intended start date is July 1st, 2019.

Funding is available for an 18 months postdoctoral position at the synthetic organic chemistry group at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University. In case further external funding is secured, the candidate is assessed for an extension.

The overall aim of the project is to develop novel chemistry for breaking strong molecular bonds. This will be used to deconstruct plastic back to its monomeric building block, which can be used to reconstruct the original plastic.

Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in organic chemistry or related field.
  • Postdoc experience is preferred.
  • Expertise/experience in transition metal catalysis.
  • Expertise/experience in handling air-sensitive compounds (Glovebox or Schlenk).
  • Expertise/experience in making novel organometallic compounds.
  • Expertise/experience in general organic synthesis.

Furthermore, applicants are expected to:

  • Have strong corporation and communication skills.
  • Have good command of the English language, both spoken and written.
  • Be independent, capable of taking responsibility of the projects and working in a large team.
  • Be in charge of maintenance and daily use of GC-MS.

Place of work:
The place of work will be at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, (Gustav Wieds vej 14, 8000 Aarhus) and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information:
For further information, please contact Professor and Center Director Troels Skrydstrup, Phone: +45 28992132, Email: ts@chem.au.dk

Deadline
All applications must be made online and received by: 24.05.2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Troels Skrydstrup, Professor, Department of Chemistry, +4587155968, ts@chem.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

emply.st.hr@au.dk

Apply

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Deadline: Friday 24 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday May 24th, 2019

Postdoc position, carbon and nitrogen cycling in agroecosystems


Ref SLU ua 2019.2.5.1-1678

Department of Ecology

At the Department of Ecology, SLU we conduct both empirical and theoretical research for sustainable forest and agricultural production and efficient biological conservation. Our research on populations, communities, and ecosystems forms the foundation for studying the influence of land use andclimate change on animals, plants and soils. Solutions are sought that will improve greenhouse gas balances, preserve threatened species, benefit biological diversity and ecosystem services, sustainable wildlife management and control pests in forest and agricultural landscapes as well as in urban areas.

Duties:

We are looking for a postdoc joining our work on carbon and nutrient cycling in agricultural systems. The main focus is on the effects of different management on soil carbon and nutrient cycling. We have access to comprehensive databases on long-term field experiments, monitoring programs, eddy-flux data and regional agricultural statistics. They are used in system analysis including dynamic modeling and the development of tools for agricultural extension programs, evaluation of ecosystem services, lifecycle analysis and national environmental reporting. You are expected to conduct research on carbon and nutrient cycling in agricultural systems which will involve statistical analysis of data series at field and regional scale as well as dynamic modeling. The position is only partly linked to specific projects. Thus, there will be enough freedom for developing your own research ideas in cooperation with your mentor and other scientist at SLU.

Qualifications:

Applicants should hold a PhD in agronomy, ecology, soil science, environmental science or similar disciplines. Documented experience in developing or applying soil and ecosystem models is highly desirable. Skills in mathematics, programming (e.g. SAS or R software), GIS and statistics are of advantage. Excellent oral and written communication skills are expected. Great emphasis will be placed on analytical abilities, collaborative skills, motivation and ability to work independently. An employment as a postdoc is an early carreer position for junior scientists. Therefore we primarily focus on those who have a doctoral degree that is not older than three years. 

Place of work:

Uppsala

Form of employment:

A postdoctoral position is limited to two years.

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

According to agreement

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-05-26, use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.


SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Thomas Kätterer

Professor

+46 18 672425

firstname.surname@slu.se

Martin Bolinder

Forskare

+46 18 672257

firstname.surname@slu.se

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Post expires on Sunday May 26th, 2019

Postdoctoral position on Nanomechanical Quantum Sensors

At the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen we currently have a postdoctoral position on the development of nanomechanical force sensors and their application in classical and quantum sensing.
The Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute has pioneered a new approach to engineer mechanical sensors of unprecedented coherence. We now seek support to push the development of a new generation of sensors for quantum optomechanical measurements, coupling of mechanical resonators to nuclear spins, subnanometer magnetic resonance imaging, and mass density measurements of individual molecules. This work is carried out in collaboration with experts at ETH Zurich in the field of force microscopy and magnetic quantum sensing.  

The postdoc will develop and implement new concepts for force sensors and transducers, drawing on phononic engineering, parametric transduction and quantum feedback techniques. The successful candidate will have a strong PhD in experimental physics or relevant engineering disciplines, and extensive experience in finite-element modeling (preferably MEMS, nanomechanics) and nanofabrication techniques including electron beam lithography. Experience with microwave and/or optical interferometry, photonic and/or phononic crystals, and basic quantum measurement theory complete the profile of the ideal candidate.   Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Albert Schliesser, albert.schliesser@nbi.dk.   The position is for 2 years and is open from August 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, depending on the availability of the best-qualified candidate.   The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  

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 up to DKK 426,625.2 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.   

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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Motivation letter
  • Complete publication list, highlighting 3 particularly relevant papers
  • Contact details (name, telephone & email) of 1-3 references

The deadline for applications is 1 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.      

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.   You can read about the recruitment process at http://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 Saturday June 1st, 2019

PhD fellow in experimental biophysics

Department of biocomplexity/biophysics, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in experimental biophysics commencing 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The experimental biophysics group at the Niels Bohr Institute constitutes several postdocs and phd students and a number of master students who carry out research in diverse areas of biophysics. The main focus is physics of the cell surface incuding membrane biophysics and biomechanics of the cell surface. More information about the group can be found on this link: https://optical-tweezers.nbi.ku.dk/

Project description 

The aim of the project is to investigate various aspects of membrane repair in cells. The goal is to identify the key players in membrane repair and in particular the mechanism behind successful repair in cells. Optical techniques will be used both to induce nanoscopic holes in membranes and to shape and manipulate membranes to investigate the affinity of proteins for certain membranes shapes. The ideal candidate should have experience in thermoplasmonics, confocal imaging, optical trapping, cell culturing and Matlab based data treatment. Writing scientific articles and disseminating research at conferences/workshops requires the candidate to have excellent English skills.

Principal supervisor is Assoc. Prof., Poul Martin Bendix, Department of Biophysics, bendix@nbi.dk, Phone, +45 61602454.

Job description 

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

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in biophysics or nanoscience with good results and good English skills. Publications in scientific journals will be regarded as an advantage. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment  

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),

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 1 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the assessment committee.

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Assoc. Prof. Poul Martin Bendix, bendix@nbi.dk.

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

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

Deadline: 1 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

Ph.D. fellow in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA)invites applications for one Ph.D. position in theoretical astroparticlephysics commencing in fall 2019.

Job description: 

The NBIA (http://nbia.nbi.ku.dk/)is an independent centre of excellence hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI)and functions as the primary centre of fundamental research in the physicalsciences and mathematics. The astroparticle physics group at NBI (http://astropart.nbi.ku.dk/)has broad interests at the interface between astrophysics, cosmology, andfundamental physics. We are looking for exceptional candidates with goodtheoretical foundation who will conduct research in multi-messengerastrophysics with a focus on high-energy neutrino emission and its observationin present and future neutrino telescopes. We are particularly interested incandidates with strong analytical skills, who have previous experience in themodelling of high-energy neutrino sources and/or the statistical analysis ofmulti-messenger data. A close collaboration with the NBI IceCube group (http://icecube.nbi.ku.dk/)is also expected.

Principalsupervisor:  

MarkusAhlers (markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk)

Jobdescription:

The position is available for a 3-year periodand your key tasks as a Ph.D. student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend Ph.D. courses
  • Write scientific articles and your Ph.D. thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formalrequirements: 

Applicantsshould hold an MSc degree in Physics with good results and good English skills.As criteria for the assessment of your qualification emphasis will also be laidon previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms ofemployment:

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

Termsof appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academicsin the State.

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322.642 including annualsupplement (+ pension up to DKK 44.567). Negotiation for salary supplement ispossible.

Applicationprocedure: 

Theapplication, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOWbelow.

Pleaseinclude:

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for this Ph.D. project.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE (if any)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

Please, arrange for the reference letters to besend directly to markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk by the applicationdeadline.

The University wishes our staff to reflect thediversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualifiedcandidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline forapplications is June 12, 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline forapplications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants forassessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessmentcommittee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. Theapplicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the finalselection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department,based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interviewcommittee.

The main criterion for selection will be theresearch potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. Thesuccessful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment asa Ph.D. student at the Ph.D. school of Science. You can read more about therecruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions: 

Forspecific information about the Ph.D. position, please contact Markus Ahlers,email: markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk

General information about Ph.D. programmes atSCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

Deadline: 12 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday June 12th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in Materials Physics with focus on chiral nanomaterials Linkoping


Ref IFM-2019-00172S

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

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ifm

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoctoral researcher in Materials Physics with focus on chiral nanomaterials
formally based at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, IFM

Duties
The project is mainly focused on the development of chiro-optical nanodevices using complex chiral nanostructures grown by physical vapor deposition (PVD). We will devote to develop high-performance nanodevices by fabricating complex chiral nanostructures and hybrids with different geometries and spatial distributions, constituting of different materials and compositions.

The postdoctor will mainly work on the growth and characterization of complex nanomaterials, development of hybrids with organic/inorganic nanostructures and/or plasmonic nanomaterials, as well as fabrication of nanophotonic device structures combined with nanolithography. The postdoc will partly join the team studying nanostructural growth behaviors and chiro-optical properties by theoretical modeling and simulations.

A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

Qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated and creative researcher with a PhD degree in Materials Science/Engineer, Photonics, Electrical Engineer, Physics or similar. Documented experience from activities mentioned under Duties as well as skills in writing/presentation is a requirement.

The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Appointment time
Two years.

Starting date 
By agreement.

Salary
The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest June 15, 2019.

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Ching-Lien Hsiao

Docent

+46 765 827 838

ching-lien.hsiao@liu.se

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Post expires on Thursday June 13th, 2019

Postdoctoral position at Energy technology on chemical-looping combustion

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

Information about the research
Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. As an employee at the Division of Energy Technology you are an important part of a group of researchers with the general aim to optimize and reduce environmental impact of industrial energy use. In total, Energy Technology has around 60 employees out of which 30 are PhD-students.

The work is focused around experimental evaluation of oxygen carriers in continuous chemical-looping systems. During the project you will work in a creative research group that is world leading in its field, has extensive experience of practical research and access to unique experimental infrastructure. The goal is to find effective and affordable oxygen carries that can be used to increase the efficiency of the applications described above. The overall goal of our group is to develop revolutionary technology for efficient generation of power, heat and hydrogen with inherent carbon dioxide capture.

Major responsibilities
Your main responsibility as a postdoc is to pursue your own scientific studies and to develop your abilities and knowledge within the research fields covered by the project. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally at scientific conferences and in written journal articles.

The position may also include supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1) and is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Qualifications
By the starting date, the applicant should have a PhD degree in a relevant subject, such as for example chemical engineering, power engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Knowledge about chemical-looping combustion and fluidization – both experimental and theoretical – are mandatory.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

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 20190227 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 16 May 2019

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Anders Lyngfelt, Energy technology
anders.lyngfelt@chalmers.se, phone +46 31 772 14 27


 


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


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PhD within Optimization of spectral measurement methods for photovoltaic systems

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3 year PhD–position related to Optimization of spectral measurement methods for photovoltaic systems.

The PhD study is focused on laboratory studies of the physical properties of solar cells with spectral methods as well as field studies of solar cell response in operation. The position is assigned to the Energy Physics research group.

Main tasks

PhD scholarship within Optimization of spectral measurement methods for photovoltaic systems. The PhD study is focused on laboratory studies of the physical properties of solar cells with spectral methods as well as field studies of solar cell response in operation. The position is assigned to the Energy Physics research group.

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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Academic qualifications

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level (candidates submitting MSc thesis by 15 August 2019 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.
 

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • Master’s degree in physics

Required personal skills

  • Ability for independent work displaying creativity  and reflective thinking
  • Analytical and academic approach to research questions
  • Good collaborative/social skills
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken (please see English language  requirements in PhD regulations at NMBU)

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow, wage framework 20, salary grade 51 (equivalent to NOK 449 400 at present) and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact Professor Espen Olsen,  E-mail: espen.olsen@nmbu.no 

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 31.05.2019

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 19.05.2019. Please quote reference number 19/01936.

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About REALTEK

The Faculty of Science and Technology has 130 employees, about 1,100 students and about 60 PhD students. The Faculty offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in natural sciences and engineering in the fields of environmental physics and renewable energy, building and architecture, water and environmental technology, machine-, process and product development, robotics geomatics, data science and educational sciences. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.
 

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadline

31.05.2019

Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Research assistant in statistical genetics at iPSYCH

Do you have a degree in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar background? Are you inquisitive and analytically minded? Are you quick at learning new things and applying them? Do you thrive in an interdisciplinary setting surrounded by people with diverse scientific backgrounds? Then this may be the job for you.

The Børglum Lab at the iPSYCH centre, Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as a research assistant in the field of statistical genetics starting soon as possible. The position is a full-time position for up to three years.

Department of Biomedicine
We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the iPSYCH project
iPSYCH (Lundbeck Foundation Inititiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research) was launched in 2012 as the largest research initiative ever in Danish psychiatry with the overarching aim to identify causes and disease mechanisms in major mental disorders, including psychiatric genetics as a key theme. Genetic data on more than 130,000 individuals from a nationwide Danish cohort is currently analysed in iPSYCH (including GWAS and whole exome sequencing data).

The projects are typically part of international collaborations with the Broad Institute (Boston) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium as key partners, and the Børglum Lab comprises researchers from a number of countries.

Your job responsitibilities
As a research assistant within statistical genetics your position is primarily research-based. You will contribute to the development of the project through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your projects.

In collaboration with the team, you will undertake analysis of large sequencing data sets as the main activity, in particular analysis of whole exome sequencing data from tens of thousands of study subjects of whom the majority suffers from disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and ADHD as well as GWAS of over a hundred thousand individuals.

Your main tasks will consist of supporting these efforts either directly by conducting the analyses or by developing the software necessary to handle the large amounts of data and carry out the analyses. The analyses are conducted primarily at the national high-performance computer cluster GenomeDK at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine.

You will report to Professor Anders Børglum as your nearest leader.

Your competences
You have a degree within statistical genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar areas. Substantial experience in handling and analysing large sequensing data is an advantage. Strong coding skills and experience with high performance computing as well as relevant experience with at least two of the programming languages Python, bash, perl and R is required.

As a person, you are inquisitive, analytical and possess good interpersonal skills with an international mindset. We expect you to have a good grasp of English both verbally and in writing.

Please note: shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact contact Project Coordinators Annette Bang Rasmussen (abr@biomed.au.dk), Anne Hedemand (anne@biomed.au.dk), or Professor, Director Anders Børglum (anders@biomed.au.dk).

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University Campus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The position may be extended further, potentially entering a postdoc. position.

If you wish to apply for a position as a postdoc. within the field of statistical genetics, please follow this link.
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Questions about the position?

Anders Børglum Professor, Department of Biomedicine – Forskning og uddannelse, Øst +4587167768 anders@biomed.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – HEALTH HR

+4593508378, emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Friday 10 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

ERC-Funded PhD position in 3D label-free nanoscopy

The position

The Department of Physics and Technology is pleased to announce a vacant position of a PhD Research Fellow in the optics group in connection with the recently announced ERC starting grant project ‘Label-free 3D morphological nanoscopy for studying sub-cellular dynamics in live cancer cells with high spatio-temporal resolution (3D-nanoMorph)’. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years.

The postdoctoral research fellow will be a part of 3d-nanoscopy team, led by Assoc. Prof. Krishna Agarwal, who works on super-resolution microscopy, also referred to as nanoscopy. Please see 3dnanoscopy.com for more information. She is also the principal investigator of the aforementioned ERC project.

We offer an interesting project funded from the prestigious ERC Starting Grant, scientific independence, good remuneration, great potential of growth, and fantastic work environment within the stunning landscape of Tromsø.

The project

The goal of the ERC project is to develop a new label-free nanoscope comprising of a novel innovative instrument and a novel innovative computational solver, which together provide nanoscopic resolution for reconstructing the refractive index of sub-cellular organelles in biological living cell samples.

This project lies at the intersection of applied physics, applied mathematics, engineering, and biology. It requires a highly motivated, enthusiastic, goal-oriented, and diversely talented candidate. In turn, it provides an opportunity for doing a very interesting cutting-edge and heavily multi-disciplinary research in an early stage of the research career.

The fellow will work towards his/her PhD degree with the following goals:

  • development and characterization of the novel microscope under the co-supervision of an optical instrumentation expert,
  • participation in the development and optimization of the computation solver based on non-linear inverse scattering under the co-supervision of an inverse problems expert
  • integration of the instrument and solver to realize 3D label-free nanoscopy under the super-vision of Assoc. Prof. Krishna Agarwal
  • benchmarking the reconstruction accuracy and resolution of the nanoscope
  • collaboration with biologists to perform live cell experiments and derive nanoscopy images
  • dissemination of the work through scientific journal publications and conference participation

Opportunities and collaboration

The nature of the project and the job scope is that it allows an all rounded development of the fellow. The fellow will be encouraged and supported to build his/her resume towards their ambition in academic, technopreneurial, or main stream industrial career. There is an opportunity for the fellow to build his/her research network through inheriting the collaborations of the group.

Major collaborators, beyond UiT and directly relevant to the project, include USoton (UK), NTNU (Norway), UiO (Norway), IIT (Italy), IFOM (Italy), University of Campagnia (Italy), EMBL (Germany), NUS (Singapore), ASTAR (Singapore), BIT (China), Sun Yat Sen University (China), and IIT (India). The fellow will also be encouraged to become a member of Digital Life Norway (DLN), a national platform for multi-discplinary research with life sciences as a focus. DLN offers several PhD courses and career development programs, which the fellow can participate in.

Contact

For further information about the position and UiT contact Associate Professor Krishna Agarwal:

Qualifications

The position requires a Norwegian master degree in physics, mathematics, or electrical or computer engineering. The position also requires admission to the PhD programme. Information about requirements and the PhD programme is available here: https://uit.no/nt/phd

The main qualifications and mandatory requirements include:

  • Experience in experimental optics or microscope development
  • Good programming skills in Matlab, Python, Java or another scientific programming platforms
  • Postgraduate coursework or master thesis strongly related to at least 4 of the following topics:
    • Optics, Optical Wave theory, Ray Optics, Experimental Optics, or Optical Instrumentation
    • Microscopy or Nanoscopy
    • Electromagnetic wave theory, Electromagnetic scattering, or Electromagnetism modelling
    • Linear algebra
    • Optimization theory
    • Functional analysis or Operator theory
    • Computational modeling of differential and integral equations
    • Parallel computing or Distributed computing
    • Inverse Problems

It is expected that the candidate demonstrates:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Self-motivation, independence, enthusiasm
  • Excellent work ethic and commitment to the job

It is desirable that the candidate demonstrates some of the following:

  • Creativity, ability to think outside the box, problem solving and go-getter characteristics are extremely desirable
  • Publication record (academic or non-academic scientific), if any, including journal articles, patents, conference articles, software or source code releases, news articles, video or text blogs are welcome (order of examples indicates roughly the order of preference).
  • Prior experience or skills in designing custom optical assemblies in CAD software(s) for 3D printing or CNC machining
  • Prior experience in synchronization of electronic equipment and customized automation of processes
  • International experience and cultural awareness

The assessment will emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position. The candidate must be willing to engage in the ongoing development of label-free nanoscopy and the university as a whole.

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Application

Your application must include:

  • Application letter describing
    • why the candidate considers oneself suitable for the position
    • what motivates the candidate to apply for the position
    • what the candidate expects from this position
  • CV – summarizing education, positions and academic work
  • Diplomas and transcripts from completed degrees
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • At least 2 academic references
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works

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

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

We offer

  • Exciting research possibilities, international exposure, opportunity to shape and pursue career ambition, opportunity to build extensive research network, and great potential of growth
  • Exposure of working in highly prestigious EU funded project and cutting edge research
  • Fantastic work environment and good renumeration within the stunning landscape of Tromsø
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Remuneration of PhD positions are in salary code 1017. In addition to taxes, 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.  The working hours will be utilised for research, research-related activities and research administration.

More information about moving to Tromsø: uit.no/mobility

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

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

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

About UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT – Developing the High North

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

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

Revolutionizing Nanoscopy

The Department of Physics and Technology houses the optics group at the main campus of UiT. The optics group has experienced a great surge in research, thanks to a constant flow of Horizon2020 funding through ERC and MSCA-IF projects and funding from research council of Norway through diverse projects. This has lead to a thriving multi-national (currently representing 8 nations) and multi-disciplinary research group, currently comprising of 4 principal investigators, 7 post docs, 7 PhD candidates, several master students and a multi-million dollar research infrastructure. There is a constant flow of international visiting experts.

The group members represent various disciplines like optics, photonics, fabrication, biology, mathematics, sensing, microscopy, nanoscopy, chemistry, computer engineering, electronic instrumentation, etc. The group’s core research activity targets development of cutting-edge technologies in nano-photonics, optics-based climate sensing, microscopy, and optical and computational nanoscopy. There is an emphasis on gender equality, cultural integration, conducive work environment excellence through cooperation and co-enabling, and support of growth and ambition of everyone in the group.

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Deadline

07.05.2019

Post expires on Tuesday May 7th, 2019

PhD student in Statistics, within the field of causal inference

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Statistics has about 30 employees, whereof about 10 PhD students. Our main research areas are causal inference, econometrics/time series analysis, high dimensional multivariate linear models, and structural equation modelling.

We are looking for a PhD student in Statistics which can perform high quality methodological statistical research within the field of Causal Inference in Observational Studies.

Starting date: 26th of August 2019 or as agreed upon.

The rules governing the process of enrolment as a PhD student can be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap §§1-7, and in the rules and guidelines of Uppsala University, http://regler.uu.se/.

Duties: The position is within the project Targeting a causal parameter in a register study – study population inclusion/exclusion criteria and selection bias. The project is a part of a research programme devoted to the development of new statistical methods for analyzing causal effects using population-based register data. The project is led by Ingeborg Waernbaum and is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR).

The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at his/her own research education, which lasts four years. The work may also involve, to a limited extent (maximum 20 %) other departmental duties, mainly related to teaching undergraduate courses – in which case the position may be extended to a maximum of five years.

Local guidelines for the salary of PhD students apply for employed doctoral students.

The PhD program in Statistics includes 240 credits, 90 credits of courses and a dissertation of 150 credits.

Requirements: For admission to the PhD program in Statistics, an applicant must have basic and specific eligibility prescribed by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Anyone with a degree on the advanced level (i.e. a master’s degree), that has completed course requirements of at least 240 credits (including at least 60 credits at advanced level) has fulfilled the basic entry requirements. The specific eligibility requirements for admission to the PhD program in Statistics require that the applicant has passed courses of 90 credits in statistics. Anyone that in any other way, in or out of the country, has acquired equivalent knowledge is also considered to fulfil the basic or specific eligibility requirements, respectively. Information about eligibility requirements and admission rules can be found on the web site of the University, Admissions Ordinance for Studies at the Graduate Level. The candidate should also have a good command of spoken and written English.

Apply viathe link at the bottom of the page. A complete application must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae / Résumé, including English proficiency, and the number of semesters of completed statistics studies at the Bachelor and Master level, respectively
  • A brief description (1-2 pages) of research interests and relevant experience, and why you apply to the PhD program
  • Certified transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date, proving the basic and specific eligibility
  • A copy of independently written work produced within the applicant’s course of studies (e.g. bachelor or master thesis; include a draft if not completed) or other relevant text(s)
  • Academic references (with contact details)
  • Other documents the applicant may wish to attach, e.g. English test results. We do not want any letters of recommendation.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

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.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 26-08-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For more information please contact associate professor Ingeborg Waernbaum, email ingeborg.waernbaum@statistik.uu.se, head of department Lisbeth Hansson, phone +46 18 471 5162, e-mail lisbeth.hansson@statistik.uu.se, or director of PhD studies Inger Persson, phone +46 18 471 5157, e-mail inger.persson@statistik.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than April 15 2019, UFV-PA 2019/861.

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

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

Placement: Department of Statistics

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/861

Last application date: 2019-04-15

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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

Researcher in Earth sciences with a focus on the influence of magma rheology on intrusion mechanics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department’s programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). For more information, please visit: www.geo.uu.se or www.facebook.com/geouppsalauniversity/.

Project/duties:
The emplacement of magma in the Earth’s shallow crust is a process that has important implications for, for example, heat transport, the formation of ore deposits, and volcanic hazards. Fracture mechanics and host rock properties are studied to understand the mechanics of magma emplacement. Recent advances in the understanding of how magma propagates in the upper crust suggest that the rheology of the surrounding host rock exerts a major control on the mechanism of intrusion emplacement. Another, yet less explored, parameter controlling magma emplacement appears to be magma rheology, which may result in different intrusion mechanisms and shapes and associated surface deformation.

This project involves working with existing data from structural measurements, petrological analyses and 3D modelling. Teaching, at 10% of working hours, is a part of the position.

Requirements:
PhD or equivalent degree in the Earth sciences or a related relevant subject. Candidates are required to have a background in several of the methods listed above. Candidates are expected to have excellent research, communication, and publication skills. The willingness to work independently, to integrate into an international team, and to work beyond disciplinary boundaries is required.

Additional qualifications:
Experience in teaching undergraduate courses is desirable. An interest in public dissemination of scientific results is beneficial.

Application:
Application can be written in English and must include a CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, and a personal letter describing yourself, your relevant experience, research interests, and your motivation to apply for the position (maximum 2 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your research interests and publications, and contact information of at least two referees. 

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.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-05-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position of six months.

Scope of employment: 100 %. 

For further information about the position please contact:

Please submit your application by 4 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/933.

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

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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/933

Last application date: 2019-04-04

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Postdoc in advanced crystallographic studies of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases

Postdoc in advanced crystallographic studies of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases 
Department of Chemistry  
Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen 

A two year position is available to study lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs)  by advanced crystallographic methods in the group of Prof. Leila Lo Leggio. LPMOs are a relatively newly discovered class of copper metalloenzymes able to degrade recalcitrant polysaccharides (see reviews at http://journals.iucr.org/m/issues/2016/06/00/be5273/ ndex.html and https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20170549). e have been studying the structure and function of these enzymes in collaboration with academic and industrial partners for a number of years.    

The postdoctoral research activities will primarily focus on ‘kinetic’ crystallography approaches aimed to further elucidate the mechanism or mechanisms by which LPMOs can break glycosidic bonds oxidatively. The approaches to be taken will include both trapping of intermediates to be studied by ‘conventional’ crystallography and truly time-resolved techniques such as Laue diffraction and serial crystallography, including use of spectroscopic methods to follow the reaction. The postdoctoral researcher may also get involved in neutron diffraction studies that have been initiated by a PhD student in the laboratory.    

Solid experience in structure determination by macromolecular crystallography is an absolute requirement for the successful applicant. Additionally, previous experience with spectroscopic analysis of reaction mechanisms and/or crystallographic intermediate trapping and/or time-resolved studies by diffraction techniques are strongly desired qualifications. Previous research on carbohydrate modifying enzymes and/or copper enzymes is additionally qualifying.     

The postdoctoral researcher activities will be integrated with the other research activities of the group on LPMOs. Funding of the position comes from an Independent Research Fund (DFF) grant to Prof. Leila Lo Leggio and the project is additionally integrated with the HOPE project (including a larger constellation of researchers in Denmark working on LPMOs, https://ign.ku.dk/hope/). Leila Lo Leggio’s laboratory is part of ISBUC (Integrated Structural Biology at the University of Copenhagen https://isbuc.ku.dk/)   

The postdoc’s duties will include primarily research within the project and a minor component of teaching duties. The post may also include performance of other duties.   Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Leila Lo Leggio, head of the Biological Chemistry Section.   

The position is open with starting date no later than 1. October 2019 and preferably earlier.   The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

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 up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.   

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

Please include  
-Curriculum vita
-Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) 
-Research plan

– this is meant as a short description of your ideas with regard to possible approaches to the advertised research area. If employed, these approaches and ideas will need to be aligned with the existing project description and plan within the grant.  
-Complete publication list  -Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers   

The deadline for applications is 24. April 2019, 23:59 GMT +1

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.    

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.  

Interviews will be held in end of May/ first of  June.    

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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 Wednesday April 24th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry or Materials Science

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI, Hong Kong

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) aims to contribute to the improvement of human health by conducting cutting-edge research in reparative medicine and related subjects, by creating a new platform for synergies between academia and innovation in Sweden and Hong Kong as well as China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.

For more information, please visit ki.se/mwlc

Description of research group and project

The current research of Assistant Professor Sijie Chen aims at developing novel fluorescence based tools and technology for biological research, especially mechanobiology studies.

One position as postdoctoral researcher are available in the following areas: Fluorescent biosensors, materials science, chemistry

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly-motivated, creative researcher, who enjoys an interdisciplinary, open and collaborative environment, with the following qualifications, experience and skills: 

  • Completion of a PhD or an equivalent degree in chemistry, materials science or related disciplines.
  • A strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • Knowledge of fluorescence, fluorescent probes and fluorescence based techniques. 
  • Experience and expertise in chemical synthesis, materials, biomaterials, and materials characterization, and/or fluorescent materials/sensors, and spectroscopy.
  • Experience in super-resolution microscopy, atomic-force microscopy, FLIM, is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

 The employment

This is a two-year full-time position, with the possibility of renewal.

The assignment is located at MWLC, Hong Kong, and the employment will follow local labour laws in Hong Kong.

A competitive remuneration package including 10% on top of basic salary (fully-taxable) intended as pension will be offered in addition to MPF employer’s contribution and medical benefits.

Entry requirement

Qualified to be employed as a Postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityHong Kong
CountryHong Kong
Reference number2-1325/2019
ContactSijie Chen, Assistant Professor, sijie.chen@ki.se
Last application date15.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

Post-doctoral Researcher, Phase-separated glass for CO2-sequestering cement

The University of Oulu in Northern Finland, with approximately 14,000 students and 3,000 employees, is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University include broad, multidisciplinary research interests, a modern research and study environment, and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes (http://www.oulu.fi/university/). The university is located in the city of Oulu, one of the World’s 13 ‘brain belts’.

The open postdoc position is interdisciplinary in nature focusing on synthesis and characterization of nanostructured silicate glasses. The postdoc will work closely with a team of researchers focusing on utilization of the synthesized glasses in cementitious systems and NMR characterization of the glasses.

The position is located at the Sustainable Inorganic Binders Research Group (SIB), in the Faculty of Technology. SIB in Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit(http://www.oulu.fi/pyokuien/) carries out research in the field of advanced inorganic materials in circular economy. The multicultural research group consists of 20 people, of which 10 with a PhD degree. The emphasis of research is on developing processes to enable circular economy, for example by using inorganic industrial residuals in concrete and advanced materials, or developing carbon-absorbing materials for the low-carbon society.

Subject field and description of the position

Cement is one of the major emitters of CO2, predicted to account for 25 % of anthropogenic CO2 emissions by 2025. To address this, we aim at developing new cementitious materials with negative CO2 emissions. Approach is based on developing highly reactive glasses based on silicate minerals. Generally, glasses made from silicate minerals have poor reactivity. However, in our earlier work, we have found that reactivity of glasses can be significantly increased by introducing phase separation during glass formation. Unlike in conventional cement, silicate-based glasses can be manufactured without CO2 emissions. Furthermore, as the subsequent cement hardens partially by carbonation, the net CO2 emissions can be negative, leading to CO2 sequestration.

The length of the positions is one year, from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.

A six-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of the contract.

Required qualifications and assessment

We are looking for a creative postdoctoral researcher for the project. The successful applicant must have completed a PhD (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics or a related field, with very good/excellent grades, by the application deadline. Fluent English, as well as good communication and teamwork skills are required.

When assessing the applicants’ qualifications, issues to be considered will include the grades obtained during MSc and PhD studies, prizes received, scientific publications and presentations, activity in the scientific community, practical familiarity with the field in question and international activities.

The postdoc will carry out research work within SIB under the guidance and supervision of one or more of the senior researchers and publish research results in leading international scientific journals. Other duties include teaching undergraduate courses and supervising undergraduate and MSc theses. In addition, she/he may be obligated to participate in administrative tasks of the Research Unit and University.

Starting date: possible to start May 1, 2019 or as agreed.

Salary
The salary of the appointed researcher will be based on level 5 – 6 on the demand level chart for the teaching and research staff of Finnish Universities. In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 50 % of the basic salary level for the post. The salary thus being roughly 3,500 – 3,800 euros per month.

Application Procedure

In your written application, please provide clearly the following information and appendices:

1)   Brief curriculum vitae in English (including list of publications)

2)   Scanned copies of degree certificates (MSc and PhD)

3)   Extract of the study record(s)

4)   Brief description of research interests, experience and motivation, in English

5)   Your availability (starting time)

6)   Contact information of two persons whom may be asked to give a statement of the candidate

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using electronic application form by March 30th 2019. The applications will not be returned.

Interview
The potential candidates for the positions may be called for interview.

For further information regarding the filling of this post:

Senior Research Fellow Päivö Kinnunen, principal investigator of the project, Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, tel. +358 50 564 6642, email: paivo.kinnunen(at)oulu.fi

Professor Mirja Illikainen, leader of the Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu, tel. +358 29 448 2394, email: mirja.illikainen(at)oulu.fi

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PhD student Balancing nature and culture in northern European landscape histories and deciphering integrated legacies

Type of position: Full time position, four years.

Do you want to make a contribution to the sustainable management of European Landscapes? And do research in TerraNova’s northern European field laboratory field laboratory? Please apply at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Uppsala University offers the following position, starting from 1 October 2019 and limited for 48 months, (36 months TerraNova, 12 months Uppsala University). The position is offered within the EU Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks in the project “The European Landscape Learning Initiative: Past and Future Environments and Energy Regimes shaping Policy Tools-TerraNova”.

Job description
The PhD position is part of the European Training Network TerraNova (H2020 ITN) in which 15 PhD fellows will collaborate to increase long-term understanding of landscape histories and land use strategies in Europe. This PhD will investigate detailed archaeological reconstructions and analyses of human occupation history, settlement patterns and land use systems of prehistoric and early historic societies, located in parts of The Netherlands, Germany and Sweden, with special focus on the long-term impact of human land-use on fluvial systems in central Sweden. As a PhD student you will conceptualise, investigate and model river valley landscapes as systemic links between upland and lowland areas and reconstruct the long-term impact of human land use in relation to variable ecological conditions over the Holocene and into the Anthropocene. The PhD will identify the most significant drivers of change in regional human-environmental interactions in the northern European fluvial landscapeand deliver a synthesis.

The ESR will be jointly supervised by Dr. Karl-Johan Lindholm (Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University), Dr. Andy Howard (Landscape Research & Management, Bridgnorth, UK) and Prof. Jan Kolen (Dept. of Landscape Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, University of Leiden). Three secondments will take place: at University of Leiden and Freie Universitaet, Berlin and to Landscape Research & Management, UK.

Your duties

  • analyse literature, conduct regional analysis and agent-based modelling
  • publish scientific papers and deliver synthesis
  • interact and collaborate with other PhD students in the project
  • interpret and reconstruct scientific analysis in terms of landscape histories and (shifts in) energy regimes 

Requirements

  • outstanding MA/MSc (or equivalent degree) in Archaeology, Geography or related fields
  • previous experience in working with Geographical Information Systems
  • interdisciplinary skills and strong interest in environmental issues, land-use history, and historical ecology
  • next to English, an academic reading ability in Swedish, German and Dutch
  • work or study outside the Sweden is an important experience of the successful candidate following the eligibility requirements of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
  • Please be sure that you fulfil the eligibility criteria for Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN, i.e. you must be an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR): http://change-itn.eu/vacancies/eligibility-criteria/ – and please confirm this as a point in your CV.

What are we offering?

  • A challenging position in a socially involved organization. Renumeration according to the conditions of Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA). Be part of a team of leading scientists in different fields of academia and commerce (science, landscape management, modelling and imaging techniques).
  • Prestigious EU fellowship.
  • Develop multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary research skills.
  • Excellent training programme covering human-environment interaction, landscape histories, reconstruction, and management, energy regimes and spatial planning, among others.
  • Establish a professional network in academia, business organizations and NGO’s.
  • Internships and visits to different disciplinary institutes within industry and academia.
  • For more details about TerraNova please see here: www.terranovaproject.eu

Location
Uppsala University is the Nordic region’s oldest university, founded in 1477, with around 7,000 employees and 42,000 students. The department of Archaeology and Ancient History houses research projects in the areas of archaeology, classical archaeology, global archaeology and Egyptology has over 80 academic staff and around 25 PhD students. These are spread across five main research clusters: Critical Heritage Studies, The Cult Cluster, Material Culture, Urban Societies, and Global Historical Ecology.

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.

Read more about Uppsala University here: https://www.uu.se/en/

Salary and conditions
The salary of the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks Fellowship (MSC-ITN) follows the regulations set by the European Commission. The salary will include social security and will be composed of living, mobility and family allowances, where appropriate, as outlined in the Marie-Curie Grant Agreement and Horizon 2020- Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions Work-Programme, please see here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf

Salary month 37–48: According to Uppsala University agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants. Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

In addition to research and student supervision, the work contains additional work at the department, e.g. teaching, up to a maximum of 20% of time.

Application
Are you interested in this position? Please submit your application referenced UFV-PA 2019/171 at https://uu.mynetworkglobal.com/se/what:job/jobID:247467/ and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter before 15/04/2019.

Check that you meet the conditions specified in “Eligibility Criteria” to qualify for applying;

  • All researchers recruited in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). A ESR shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. The four years start to count from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate.
  • Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers: At the time of recruitment by the host beneficiary, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Note that the mobility rule applies to the beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded.
  • For all recruitment, the eligibility and mobility of the researcher will be determined at the time of their (first) recruitment in the project. The status of the researcher will not evolve over the life-time of a contract.

Please provide evidence that you meet the above mentioned eligibility requirements as an annex of your CV.

Key dates
Application deadline: 15 April 2019
Evaluation, interviews and selection process: 16 April 2019-20 June 2019*
Successful candidates informed: 21 June 2019
ESRs are employed and ready to start: 1 October 2019
*An assessment event at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam can be part of the selection process.

For further information about the position please contact: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Karl-Johan Lindholm, Phone: +46 18 471 2081, Email: karl-johan.lindholm@arkeologi.uu.se, Web: www.arkeologi.uu.se

For further information about the Deptartment of Archaeology and Ancient History please contact: Head of Department Susanne Carlsson, Phone +46 18 471 2086, Email: prefekt@arkeologi.uu.se

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

We look forward to receiving your application no later than April 15th 2019, UFV-PA 2019/171.

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

Placement: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

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

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/171

Last application date: 2019-04-15

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PhD position at The department of geography

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Geography within Human Geography.

About the project/work tasks:

The University of Bergen has three strategic areas: Marine research, Climate and energy transitions and Global societal challenges. The UIB strategy can be found here https://www.uib.no/en/strategy.  The Department of Geography has research activities reflecting these. A main emphasis in research at the Department is complementary and critical approaches to the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Norway and globally.

Research and teaching in Geography is organised in three groups: Human Geography, Environmental and Landscape Geography, and Physical Geography. In addition, the System Dynamics group is a part of the Department, and the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) is located at the Department. The Department aims to strengthen these groups, but at the same time to create synergies between the groups.

The vacant position is allocated to the Human Geography group. This research group deals with human geography in a local and global perspective, from small communities to large cities. We are searching for a Ph.D. candidate with a research project which can contribute to strengthening any of the present research themes which include:

  • Urban planning and  regional development
  • Green transition and industrial development
  • Global inequalities and development
  • Management of natural resources
  • Food production and food security
  • Climate and energy transformation

See also https://www.uib.no/en/geografi.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in Human Geography. The degree has to be completed by the application deadline.
  • The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a strong working capacity and dedication to research.
  • Good social skills and experience in working in teams is essential.
  • Good language skills orally and written. Teaching is normally undertaken in Norwegian or English.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD position and research training

About the PhD position: The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training: As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the doctoral educational programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission you must have completed a Master degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master education, including a two-year Master degree and a Master thesis at least 30 ECTS. It is expected that the topic of the Master degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

About the project proposal: A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research proposal.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 51 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 449 400 per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.no following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

The application has to be marked: 19/2286

Closing date: June 28 2019

Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of Department Peter Andersen, e-mail Peter.Andersen@uib.no, phone +47 92091943 / +47 55583063

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to advisor Beathe Moldestad, phone +47 55 58 90 56, e-mail: beathe.moldestad@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

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

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

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

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

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About The University of Bergen

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

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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28.06.2019

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