Kategoriarkiv: Physical sciences/Math

Doctoral student in biochemistry

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, kemiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Job description

A PhD-position is announced in biochemistry. The research project will be directed towards structural and functional characterizations of pain receptors from insects and man. These comparative studies are aiming at identification of selective agonists that activate pain receptors of the pine weevil. These receptors are targets for the development of antifeedants that can be used to prevent damages by the pine weevil on conifer seedlings in the reestablishment of forests in clear-felled areas. To expand the knowledge on the structure and function of these targets, a certain type of pain receptors (TRPA1 ion channels) of pine weevil and man will be overexpressed, solubilized and purified from a yeast in a similar way as have been described in Moparthi et al., 2014 (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 111(47):16901-16906) and Survery et al., 2016 (J Biol Chem. 291(52):26899-26912). The work will include general molecular biological methods and biochemical methods for separation and analysis of membrane proteins. Functional studies will be carried out on the purified receptor after it has been incorporated in a lipid membrane. The structural characterization of the isolated protein, with or without the agonist present, will primarily be done by x-ray crystallography, but also by means of circular dichroism, dynamic light scattering, tryptophan fluorescence, cross-linking and mass spectrometry. Protein modelling, docking studies and site directed mutagenesis are complementing methods in detailed analyses of the binding sites of the agonists.

Qualifications

The succesful candidate should have at least 4 years of academic education in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology or similar including an independent project. A masters degree is a merit. Practical experience of the above described research area and methods are merits.

How to apply:

Application is done online and should include a CV with two reference persons with contact details (email), title and summary of independent project, a list of courses and the grades achieved and the diploma for the achieved degree. Other merits can be included.

In the application the following questions should be addressed:

  • why is the applicant a suitable candidate for the PhD-position? (1/2 A4-page)
  • based on the articles Moparthi et al., 2014 and Survery et al., 2016 referred to above, state a relevant research question and describe how it potentially could be addressed (1/2 A4-page).


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

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

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4268
Contact Urban Johanson, professor, 046-2224194
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date31.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral position in Quantum Computing applied to Quantum Chemistry

Building a platform for modelling molecules on quantum computers
Within the the EU QT-Flagship, the OpenSuperQ consortium will build a cloud-based superconducting quantum computer. As part of this effort, we are currently seeking a Postdoc in Computational Quantum Chemistry, who will work in the Chalmers team modelling physical systems on quantum computers. The aim is to develop algorithms for calculating the electronic structure and energy surfaces of molecules of relevance to prebiotic chemistry, beginning with water and hydrogen cyanide, and to run them on the available simulated and physical quantum hardware. The calculations will benchmark quantum computers and provide tests of quantum advantage and quantum superiority.

About the Quantum technologies flagship
The QT-Flagship is a 10 year one billion Euro European effort to stay at the forefront of Quantum Information Processing. The first funding period covers 3 years, starting 1 October 2018. OpenSuperQ is one out of two major quantum computing projects that were funded. The mission of OpenSuperQ is to create a 50-100 qubit quantum processor in 3 years, to match efforts at Google, IBM, Rigetti, Intel, as well as similar efforts in Canada and China. 

About the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology – WACQT
The Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) is a 10-year initiative aimed to bring Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of Quantum Technology (QT). The four pillars of QT are: Quantum Computing, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Communication and Quantum Sensing. The centre is funded mainly by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundations with additional contributions from the participating universities and industry. At Chalmers, the focus will be to build a superconducting quantum computer/simulator and to explore useful applications of quantum computing/simulation. As a Postdoc within OpenSuperQ you will be closely interacting with Postdocs and PhD students in WACQT.

About the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2)
At the AQP laboratory we work on theoretical aspects of future high performance nano-electronic systems. Our research covers a broad spectrum of problems, everything from the fundamental problems to the very applied ones. In particular, we are interested in quantum information processing with superconducting electronics, mesoscopic superconductivity and transport in nanostructures, molecular electronics, and graphene electronics. We work in close collaboration with the experimental groups at the Linnaeus Center “Engineered Quantum Systems” at Chalmers.

The MC2 houses a state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom facility.

About the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
The work will include close collaboration with theorists and experimentalists within OpenSuperQ and a Chalmers research group in Quantum Chemistry (rahmlab.com). The chemistry research group utilizes a broad range of methodologies, from structure search algorithms coupled to massively parallelized density functional theory calculations for predicting new materials, to ab initio calculation of properties, performance and detection characteristics. We ask fundamental questions and are interested in chemically realistic in silico design of challenging new materials, prebiotic chemistry, and the development of new conceptual methods for analysing electronic structure.

Details of the departmental research activities can be found at:
http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/chem/research/Pages/researchstart.aspx

Details about the research group can be found at:
http://www.rahmlab.com   

Major responsibilities
Algorithm development and testing of quantum computation applied to quantum chemical problems. One focus will be on correlated wave function calculations using coupled cluster or multi-reference methods.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications

Required qualifications:
• PhD in Theoretical Chemistry or equivalent.
• Fluency in English, oral and written; interest and skills in working collaboratively as well as independently.
• Experience working with state-of-the-art multireference quantum chemistry methods.

Desired qualifications:
• Experience of Computational Physics, Computational Chemistry, and/or Quantum Information Processing. Experience of numerical modeling, method development in quantum chemistry, quantum information science, and python programming. Experience developing wave function methods, such as coupled cluster and multi reference SCF methods is an advantage. The candidate should appreciate working in projects together with experimentalists. 

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 20180624 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: 31 January 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Göran Johansson,
MC2/AQP,
goran.l.johansson@chalmers.se,
+46-31-772 3237


 



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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2-4 Excellence PhD student positions within Excellence Initiative Nano

We are looking for the brightest minds among all Nano-interested students at Chalmers and world-wide. The winners are awarded with one PhD-postion each, which they can place at any Nano research group at Chalmers. This is the fourth of a yearly recurring call.

Most PhD student positions at Chalmers are announced by a specific research group, funded by a specific research project. With an Excellence PhD student position you have your own funding, which of course gives you far more freedom in choosing both research group and research project.

A PhD exam in Nano is the perfect start for your career, whether you aim at academic research at the highest level, advancing technology and business ideas in major companies or spinning off your own idea into a start-up company.

Chalmers’ Excellence Initiative Nano coordinates research on the unique chemical and physical phenomena that prevail at very small dimensions, and promote the development of technologies that utilise these phenomena. The results obtained have been commercialised in several areas, in particular at the interface of nanophysics and nanochemistry.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

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

Qualifications
The selection is based on three criteria:
1) Your MSc grade average
2) A two-page written reflection on research, e.g. your current MSc project and/or future plans.
3) An interview with the top candidates.

To be eligible to apply your MSc exam should not be older than June 2018. If you have not graduated at the time of application, the exam should be scheduled no later than June 2019. If you are already accepted in a PhD school at Chalmers, you are not eligible to apply.

If you win, you have to start your PhD position before the end of 2019, at the latest. The position can be placed at any research group connected to the AoA Nano at Chalmers. The research group has to approve.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

Our offer to 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 20180676 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• A two-page written reflection on research, e.g. your current MSc project and/or future plans. 

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

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

Application deadline: 28 February, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Bo Albinsson
E-mail: balb@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 3044

Professor Göran Johansson
E-mail: Goran.L.Johansson@chalmers.se 
Phone: +46 31 772 3237

   



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


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Postdoctoral Fellow on bounding the Earth´s climate sensitivity

Ref. No. SU FV-4074-18ShareShare

at the Department of Meteorology. Closing date: 21 January 2019.

At the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU) we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department employs some 65 individuals, of which about 30 are scientists, 20 PhD students and 15 in the administration and the technical support. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research (www.bolin.su.se) and together with three other departments at the university cover research of most of the important aspects of the climate system.

For more information about MISU: www.misu.su.se/research.

Project description
The Earth’s temperature response to increasing CO2 is key to understanding our past changing climate and for projecting into the future. But unfortunately the strength of the response is not well constrained. The latest IPCC report states a likely range of 1.5 to 4.5 degrees equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) for a doubling of atmospheric CO2, but with an up to 10 percent likelihood of it being above 6 degrees. In particular the risks involved with Earth possibly having a high equilibrium climate sensitivity are concerning, both scientifically as well as practically.

It is the purpose of the five-year highECS European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project to rein in the upper bound on Earth’s climate sensitivity. The project has a strong focus on what Earth’s past can teach us, and seeks to understand what models might be missing, with an overarching goal of a physical reconciliation of the evidence. The project is envisioned, but not bound, to proceed along three lines:

1) Confronting ideas of high ECS with the past. Here a state-of the art climate model is tailored to exhibit various extreme cloud feedbacks, and then run into historical and pre-historical warm and cold climates, in part to test their validity, but with the ultimate goal to build confidence in emergent constraints of ECS. An important component here is the interpretation of proxies as evidence for past climates.

2) Time- and state-dependent feedbacks. Here we seek to build the physical foundation of how climate change feedback mechanisms may be different in warmer or colder climates, and we will strive to quantify how patterns of warming arising when the climate is out of equilibrium (such as currently is the case) may impact the radiation balance.

3) Missing or biased feedbacks. Climate models have strong positive tropical infrared feedbacks, however, they systematically underestimate the infrared emission response to space – as observed from satellites – related to natural variations in surface temperature. In this part we will test ideas of why that might be the case, and relate these short-term biases to the long-term climate feedbacks.

The proposed work can focus on one or more of these topics, or be supportive of the overall goal of the project. As tools fellows have options to use the for example the MPI-ESM1.2 climate model and the ICON global cloud resolving model running on Swedish supercomputers, but are certainly not bound to using these.

Main responsibilities
Here we are looking for one or two postdoctoral fellows to work within the highECS project team. Candidates are expected to conduct research which contributes to the project objective as described above.

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

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

Selection criteria will be on scientific merit and skills relevant to the project.

Terms of employment
The positions involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension within the project. Starting date is preferentially in Winter or Spring 2019, or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Thorsten Mauritsen, thorsten.mauritsen@misu.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 21/01/2019

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Ph.D. position in Condensed Matter Theory

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

Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open for application: Ph.D. position in Condensed Matter Theory at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Starting date: April 2019. Research division: Materials theory.

Project description: We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious Ph.D. student in condensed matter theory for a project on multiband and odd-frequency superconductivity. Odd-frequency superconductivity is a very unique superconducting state where the pair amplitude is odd in time, or equivalently frequency, the very opposite to the ordinary behavior of superconductivity. The overall aim of the Ph.D. project is to find new odd-frequency states in primarily multiband and multiorbital superconducting systems and to discern measurable signatures of this state. Examples range from the iron-based high-temperature superconductors, to nanoscale and hybrid systems. The project involves both analytical work using advanced many-body methods and large-scale numerical work. This Ph.D. project is part of a larger project focusing on new materials and mechanisms for odd-frequency superconductivity, funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Research environment: The division of Materials theory at Uppsala University offers a world-class environment for materials theory research, with interests spanning from strongly correlated and topological states of matter to atomistic spin simulations and first-principles calculations of a very broad range of functional materials. The division currently consists of approximately 90 researchers, of which about a third are Ph.D. students. The project will be carried out in the research group of Prof. Annica Black-Schaffer, currently consisting of ten Ph.D. students and postdocs. For more information, please visit the group webpage: http://materials-theory.physics.uu.se/blackschaffer.

Employment: The position as a Ph.D. student is limited to four years of full-time studies, consisting of research and coursework. Other duties at the department, related to teaching and administration, may extend the position at a level of most 20%. Further information is available at www.physics.uu.se.

Application: The applicant should have a Master’s degree in physics, or equivalent, with a strong background in condensed matter theory or many-body theory. Prior experience with superconductivity is an advantage but not required. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite. The application should include a personal letter, explaining scientific interests and motivation for pursuing a Ph.D. degree, CV, and a verified list of course grades. If available, a Master’s thesis (finished or in draft form) can also be included. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be included in the application or, alternatively, sent directly by the letter writer to annica.black-schaffer@physics.uu.se with the subject line “Letter of Recommendation, Ph.D. Position 2019”.

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

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. Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
 
Starting date: 01-04-2019, temporary position ending 31-03-2023.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please Contact Annica Black-Schaffer, Ph: +46-(0)76-795 06 49, email: annica.black-schaffer@physics.uu.se

Please submit your application by 25 Januari 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4405.

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

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

Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4405

Last application date: 2019-01-25

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PhD student position in Chemistry with focus on Organic Chemistry

We are now recruiting a doctoral student to a research project within chemical biology. The applicant should have experience in organic chemistry research and be interested in the design and development of small drug-like molecules, and fulfill the other requirements. Last day to apply is 25 January 2019.

Work description
The department of chemistry at Umeå University holds a strong position in the field of chemical biology where collaborations over disciplines are a key to be able to answer complex research questions. In this employment as doctoral student you will be working in such a project with focus on the design and development of small drug-like molecules that selectively inhibit Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) ability to convert to a tolerant state. In this tolerant state Mtb is persistent and unsensitive to antibiotics and immune responses. It is known that Mtb convert to this tolerant state but there are still a lot of gaps in the knowledge and more detailed mechanistic understanding is desired. We have named our compounds”Mycobacterial tolerans inhibitors” (MTIs) and they are very interesting both as chemical research tools to gain deeper mechanistic knowledge but also because they have therapeutic potential.

The main objective with this doctoral research project is to develop these molecules further in terms of their activity and selectivity but also to introduce chemical groups/features that make them more valuable as research tools in the aim to unravel the exact MTI mode of action. The work thus mainly concerns synthetic organic chemistry. However, because the evaluation of the compounds activity and selectivity are so central to the project you will also learn different methods to test the compounds. You will also attend group meetings with focus on the design and synthesis of the molecules as well as project meetings with collaborators where the use of the molecules in biological studies will be discussed. Several international research groups with complementary expertise are involved in the research program and regular meetings with these collaborators are also part of the work.

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

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

The successful candidate must have very good command of written and spoken English. Experience in research related to synthetic organic chemistry, achieved through for example a diploma work in a research group or similar, is also a requirement. It’s a merit if the research related to synthetic organic chemistry is connected to chemical biology or equivalent. You should be enthusiastic, like experimental work, be precise, have good working ethics and moral, and be able to work both independent and in a group.

Terms of employment
The employment is expected to result in a doctoral degree and the main assignment for the doctoral student is thus to be part of the research education, which includes participation in the described research project but also to take relevant courses. Teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%) can be included. The employment is limited to four years at full time or up to five years if teaching and other departmental work is performed. The salary is fixed according to the established salary level for doctoral students.

Application
The application should include the following:

  • CV
  • A personal letter where you describe your scientific background and interests, previous research experience and why you are interested in the position
  • Verified copies of graduation degrees, or equivalent, including documentation of performed academic courses and obtained grades as well as other relevant certificates (e.g. English knowledge)
  • Name and contact information to at least two reference persons

The application is submitted through our e-recruitment system, log in and apply at the bottom of the page. Apply no later than 25 January 2019.

Contact Fredrik Almqvist for more information, telephone: +4670-3979097, e-mail: fredrik.almqvist@umu.se

Information about us
The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Science and Technology with approximately 200 employees, out of which 40 are doctoral students. The department is located within the Chemical Biological Centre (www.kbc.umu.se) at Umeå University and provides excellent facilities and state-of-art equipment and platforms in a creative, inspiring, international and highly interactive environment. We welcome your application!

Admission

By agreement

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1993-18

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

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2019-01-25

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Microsoft Quantum Postdoctoral Fellowship in experimental quantum information at Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen and the Center for Quantum Devices

Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimed at developing topological quantum information processing hardware. Information about Station Q can be found at microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/
The Center for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental physics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory. Information about QDev can be found at qdev.dk.
The position
 
The Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen are seeking applications for a Microsoft Quantum Postdoctoral Fellowship for the experimental implementation of solid state quantum information systems. Applicants should have a PhD in Physics with relevant experimental experience. Research involves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf and microwave electronics, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and aptitude for scientific writing in English.
The position is open from 1 May, 2019 or, by arrangement. The duration is two years with the possibility of extension.
Inquiries about the position can be made to Principal Investigator, Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).
Terms of employment  
The postdoctoral fellowship is at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, with collaborative teams in Delft Technical University (NL), University of Sydney (AUS), Purdue University (USA), UC Santa Barbara (USA), and Microsoft, Redmond, Washington (USA). 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 405k DKK plus additional pension contribution up to 69k DKK. Salary is negotiable.
Application

Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information on up to three scientific referees (do not send letters).
Application deadline: 15 Febuary, 2019.
As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin.
You can read about the recruitment process at
https://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 Friday February 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Braiding Majoranas at the Center for Quantum Devices

The Center for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental physics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory. Information about QDev can be found at qdev.dk.
The position  
The Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, is seeking two postdoctoral fellows to work on an experimental program to demonstrate non-abelian statistics and braiding in Majorana systems, based on two-dimensional epitaxial superconductor-semiconductor hybrid materials. Candidates should have a PhD in experimental physics and ideally experience in millikelvin cryogenics, RF and low-noise electronics, and device fabrication.
The research will extend recent experiments on phase control of topological systems (https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.03037), as discussed in recent theoretical works, including https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.06427 and https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.01200.
The position is open from 1 June, 2019, or by arrangement. The duration is two years with the possibility of extension.
Inquiries about the position can be made to Principal Investigator, Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).
Terms of employment  
The postdoctoral fellowship is at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, with collaborative teams in Delft Technical University (NL), University of Sydney (AUS), Purdue University (USA), UC Santa Barbara (USA), and Microsoft, Redmond, Washington (USA). 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 405k DKK plus additional pension contribution up to 69k DKK. Salary is negotiable.
Application
Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information on up to three scientific referees (do not send letters).
Application deadline: 15 February, 2019.  
As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin.
You can read about the recruitment process at
https://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 Friday February 15th, 2019

Microsoft Technical Postdoctoral Fellow in nanofabrication and device design toward quantum information technology

Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimed at developing topological quantum information processing hardware. Information about Station Q can be found at microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/
The Center for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental physics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory. Information about QDev can be found at qdev.dk.
The position  
The Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen are seeking applications for technical postdoc position for the experimental implementation of solid state quantum information systems. Applicants should have a PhD in Physics or related topics with relevant experimental experience. Research involves device design, nanofabrication with a variety of state-of-the-art cleanroom tools, and device testing, material characterization and related activities, working with a team of researchers, students, and faculty.
The postdoctoral fellowship is at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, with collaborative teams in Delft Technical University (NL), University of Sydney (AUS), Purdue University (USA), UC Santa Barbara (USA), and Microsoft, Redmond, Washington (USA).
The position is open from 1 May, 2019, or by arrangement. The position is available for a 2-year period.
Inquiries about the position can be made to Principal Investigator, Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.ku.dk).
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 minimum 398K DKK including annual supplement plus additional pension contribution minimum 68K DKK. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application  
Please send an application that describes your background and research interests.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information on up to three scientific referees (do not send letters).
The deadline for applications is 15 Febuary 2019, 23:59 GMT + 1
As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin.
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 https://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 Friday February 15th, 2019

22 fellowships under the H.C. Ørsted Postdoc COFUND Programme; junior and senior

With this call Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites highly talented experienced researchers who have achieved outstanding results in their research while demonstrating excellence and potential in their field to apply for one of the 22 fellowships under the international H.C. Ørsted Postdoc COFUND Programme, co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The programme is named after Hans Christian Ørsted, discoverer of electromagnetism and founder of the University.

Applicants can apply for an individual fellowship at DTU. At the time of recruitment (1 July 2019), the applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to this date. The applicant must be an Experienced Researcher, i.e. must have obtained a PhD degree, or be very close to graduating (PhD degree must be obtained by the time of recruitment, 1 July 2019). Fellowships should commence during the same calendar year as granted; 15 December being the latest possible date.

The programme includes two level of seniority; junior (postdoc level) and senior (assistant/associate professor level)
Applicants should apply for a junior fellowship if they have received their PhD degree within the period of 0 months to 5 years from time of recruitment (1 July 2019). Junior fellowship contracts are offered for 12-24 months; 24 months being the general duration.

Applicants should apply for a senior fellowship if they have 5+ years of experience from PhD graduation at time of recruitment (1 July 2019), and should be at a level of their career where they have had postdoc fellowships or similar and are ready academically to enter the next level of the career ladder. Senior fellowship contracts are offered for 3-12 months; 12 months being the general duration.

Applications should be based on the details of the full call text, which can be downloaded at
www.dtu.dk/COFUNDpostdoc.

Applications must be submitted via DTU’s online submission service at
www.career.dtu.dk. Applications received by other means will not be considered.

Applications must contain all the requested annexes in the following order:

  1. Research plan* (maximum of 5 (A4) pages)
  2. Signed host statement*
  3. Prioritised CV and List of Publications*
  4. Ethics issues table*
  5. PhD documentation (or declaration from supervisor)

The research plan must be arranged in advance with the host at DTU and should be formulated to be comprehensible to reviewers without core expertise in the research field in question.

Application deadline is
23 February 2019 (23.59, CET).

For more information about the Programme please visit
www.dtu.dk/COFUNDpostdoc or contact the secretariat at oerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk.

DTU welcomes applications from all interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion and ethnic background.

To apply, please click the link “apply online”, fill in the online application form and attach your application.

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Post expires on Saturday February 23rd, 2019

PhD student in Materials Physics Linkoping

Ref IFM-2018-00678

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees due to, 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

PhD student in Materials Physics
formally based within the Thin Film Physics Division at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM).

Duties
We are looking for a candidate that will develop a new family of thin film materials with exciting properties, such as high hardness, wear, and oxidation resistance, for applications in next generation of functional coatings. The applicant will work with magnetron sputtering techniques, and in particular High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS). In focus is PVD processes development, plasma tailoring, and materials synthesis and characterization. The work will involve close contacts with industry.

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

Qualifications
Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

The applicant should have MSc degree or equivalent in physics, materials chemistry or materials science/engineering. Documented experience from PVD synthesis methods, like magnetron sputtering, plasma analysis, as well as thin film characterization techniques like XRD, SEM, TEM, or XPS is beneficial.

Fluent English spoken and written is required.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. The employment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date
By agreement, but latest August 15, 2019.

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest March 1, 2019.

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

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

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

Grzegorz Greczynski

+46 (0) 13-28 12 13

grzegorz.greczynski@liu.se

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Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

2 postdoctoral researcheres (mathematics / inverse problems)

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

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

2 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS (mathematics / inverse problems)

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

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

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

Salary

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

How to apply

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

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

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

Due date

01.03.2019 23:59 EET

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

Postdoc position in materials chemistry at extreme conditions 978236

The Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a 1-year postdoc position in the field of materials chemistry with a focus on high pressure science. The starting date for the position is August 1st, 2018, and it will run until July 30st, 2019.

In case further external funding is secured within the academic area the candidate is assessed obviously qualified for, an extension is possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc.

Research area
The position is embedded in a prestigious Sapere Aude project funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. The focus is discovery of new materials and studies and involve high pressure techniques. High pressure synthesis is an efficient approach to discover new materials. Pressure-dependent studies offer excellent opportunities to stabilize or study interesting compounds and structures. Furthermore studies of P,T structure-property relations of known materials will be used to gain deeper understanding. The postdoc position focus on the continued development of high pressure methods for synthesis and characterization of materials at extreme conditions. Advanced materials of high current interest will be explored with a particular emphasis on topological insulators and perovskites with heavy transition elements.

The successful candidate will engage with a strong team of collaborators covering expertise in theoretical calculations, data mining approaches and a range of highly specialized characterization techniques, such as ARPES, STM, magnetotransport measurements in high-field magnets, and more.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in chemistry, physics or nanoscience with a strong background in high-pressure methods, either synthesis, structural studies, or physical property measurements, ideally the candidate is familiar with more than one of the these topics. The successful candidate will be involved in beamtimes at international synchrotron facilities and prior experience with synchrotron-based science will be advantageous. You will be a core member of a research group with 14 students, 5 PhD students and 9 undergraduates. Experience with day-to-day supervision and practical training of students is desirable.

The position involves interaction with several research groups through involvement in two large centers of excellence, Center for Materials Crystallography (CMC) and Villum Center for Dirac Materials (VCDM). It is important for the project completion that the candidate has a flair for communication and like working in larger teams.

The department
The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is in terms of scientific impact one of the leading European chemistry departments with research programs that range from medicinal chemistry to theoretical chemistry. It has a permanent staff of 28 full and associate professors, a support-staff of 26 people, 117 PhD students and postdocs, and more than 500 students

The place of work is Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Martin Bremholm, bremholm@chem.au.dk, +45 25881826.

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 4 June 2018
Unit: Department of Chemistry
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Post expires on Monday June 4th, 2018

Postdoc in Analytical Chemistry of Crude Oil Samples

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a postdoc position on investigations of oil recovery mechanisms in the context of advanced water flooding. Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea. The first of the cross-disciplinary flagship programmes of the centre is advanced water flooding of the Dan, Halfdan, and Kraka oil fields.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position will be an integrated part of the advanced water flooding programme at the DHRTC with a focus on improving oil recovery in chalk reservoirs in the Danish part of the North Sea. In this context, the candidate is expected work with the team to perform innovative, fundamental, and applied research on:

    Chemical analysis of crude oil samples and petroleum fluidsIdentification of key trace compounds in petroleum fluidsSelection of injection fluids for reservoir core flooding experiments

Water based enhanced oil recovery (EOR) employs different techniques to optimize the flow of oil and to minimize the residual oil left behind by the water flooding of oil reservoirs. A thorough analysis and characterization of the reservoir fluids is required for optimizing these techniques. A molecular characterization of the crude oil constituents provides the link between well-established models for mixtures of simple molecules and improved models for reservoir fluids that consist of many complex components and ill-defined fractions. The characterization will be based on modern analytical methods including advanced gas and liquid chromatography and high resolution mass spectrometry to identify individual molecular components in reservoir fluids including the alkanes, naphtenes, PAH’s, polar and reactive  compounds. The candidate is expected to help develop analytical work flows and sample preparation for these complex samples. Other methods available for petroleum analysis  include FTIR, ICP-OES, NMR.

The project will involve work with partner laboratories and in parallel be responsible for setting up the laboratory and assisting with the installation of instrumentation for analysis of oil samples from the Danish North Sea.

Application potential
The line-of-sight application potential of this project is to assist the screening processes of potential water based recovery methods in the Kraka, Dan, and Halfdan oil fields.

Qualifications

    Ph.D. degree in analytical, organic  or physical chemistry, geochemistry  or similarExceptional skills in analytical experimental chemistryExperience with high resolution mass spectrometry and advanced chromatography is requiredInterest in applied researchAbility to work in a multi-disciplinary environmentExcellent writing and communication skills in English

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

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

Further information
You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research.

For further information about the positions, please contact Prof. Erling H. Stenby, e-mail: ehst@kemi.dtu.dk, and Senior Researcher Karen Feilberg, e-mail: klfe@dtu.dk. 

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 20. December 2015.

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

    Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (MSc/PhD)List of publications

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

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 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: 20 December 2016
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
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Post expires on Tuesday December 20th, 2016

PhD Scholarship in Experimental Physical Chemistry studies of Biomimetic and Responsive Adhesive Polymers

A 3-year PhD scholarship in experimental physical chemistry studies of biomimetic and responsive adhesives polymers is available at the Department of Chemistry. The project will be under supervision of Associate Professor Esben Thormann and is available start January 15th 2017. 

When two interfaces are coupled by an adhesive polymer film, the adhesive strength will basically be determined by two parameters. Firstly, the strength of the direct chemical or physical bonds between the substrate and the polymeric film needs to be as high as possible in order to avoid detachment. Secondly, the cohesive properties of the adhesive films also need to be designed in a way which reduces the risk of adhesion failure. While much research has been focused on primary adhesion, less attention has been payed to the cohesion properties of the adhesives. However, these properties are indeed of high significance since the cohesion properties by a clever molecular design can be used as a shock absorber which can dissipate energy and thus prevent failure in the primary adhesion.  

The PhD project will focus on the use of stimuli responsive polymers to be able to switch between strong and weak cohesive properties in a controlled manner. It will contain some preparative parts which could include synthesis of stimuli responsive polymers but then main focus will be on physiochemical characterization of layer structures, force measurements with the colloidal probe atomic force microscope and macroscopic adhesion test different substrates including skin.   

Qualifications
The successful candidate should have a Master degree in physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, soft matter or equivalent. The candidate should further be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be confident in both written and spoken English.   

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships 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 information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.    

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Esben Thormann.  

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.  

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are following the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment for PhD student is 3 years.  

Further information
Further questions about the projects should be directed to Esben Thormann, phone: (+45) 45252439, email: esth@kemi.dtu.dk.   

Application
Please submit your online application no later than October 20th 2016. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include: 

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

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

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 public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 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: 20 October 2016
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Thursday October 20th, 2016

PhD scholarship in Metrology (Electrical engineering, Photonics or Material Science)

DTU Nanotech offers a 3-year PhD position to develop high precision methods for electrical characterization of metals, magnetic materials and semiconductors with micro four-point probes and THz spectroscopy.

Measuring electrical properties of ultra-thin metals and semiconductors is key in material science and for development of new logic and memory devices and processes. High precision electrical characterization of ultra-thin materials has in numerous studies been successfully demonstrated with micro four-point probes on semi- and fully automatic measurement equipment.  

During this PhD project, you will take part in a large European project and work in collaboration with international partners to define the future standards of electrical characterization of nano-scale materials.     

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will develop metrology methods for electrical characterization of industrially relevant materials. Based on the skill-set and interests of the candidate the project will focus on one or more of the following topics: 

Development of micro four-point probe based metrology applications for characterization of ordinary or anomalous Hall effect or magnetic tunnel junctions. (emphasis on experimental and theoretical physics) Development of prototype experimental measurement system, i.e. integrating micro-mechanical positioning system with optics, magnetic field and electronics for advanced micro four-point probe measurements. (emphasis on experimental and electronics engineering)    Integration of THz-spectroscopy with micro four-point probe system and correlation studies of electromagnetic material properties extracted with the two methods. (emphasis on experimental and theoretical optics/physics)

Qualifications
The ideal candidate has a master’s degree in Electrical engineering, Photonics or Material Science, and is expected to excel within the topic of at least one of the three tasks described. Experience with characterization of semiconductor/magnetic devices or materials is preferred. However, most important is research talent and the ability to make things work.   

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships 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 information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.   

Assessment
The assessment of applicants will be made by Senior Researcher Dirch H. Petersen.   

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.   

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.   

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dirch H. Petersen, dhpe@nanotech.dtu.dk.  

You can read more about DTU Nanotech on www.nanotech.dtu.dk/.  

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 18 September 2016. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include: 

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

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

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

DTU Nanotech – the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology – is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 220 staff members with 40 % international employees, hence, the department constitutes an international environment.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 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: 18 September 2016
Unit: DTU Nanotech
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Post expires on Sunday September 18th, 2016