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Two Project coordinators to The Graphene Flagship

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Department of Physics at Chalmers – home of the Graphene Flagship
Stimulated by major needs and challenges in science and a sustainable society, the ambition of the department of Physics is to foster a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We provide a competitive advantage by linking our top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and energy research with world-leading industrial R&D&I projects.

We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges, from fundamental physics research, through the development of new materials such as graphene to direct industrial projects generating new inventions. We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meet engineering. We are situated in a stimulating and creative environment with newly renovated facilities. The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between five departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.

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Information about the Graphene Flagship
The Graphene Flagship brings together academic and industrial researchers to take graphene and related materials from academic laboratories to European society, creating economic growth. new jobs and new opportunities. The Graphene Flagship is coordinated by Chalmers that has responsibility for project management and administration.

Job description
As a project officer (i.e. “project coordinator”, according to Chalmers’ terminology) for the Graphene Flagship, your work is to support the flagship leadership. You will be part of the Graphene Flagship Coordination Team and work together with other project officers, coordinated by the Director and the Head of Administration of the Graphene Flagship. You are an important link between management, project participants and the EU Commission. You work on preparation of EU project proposals linked to the flagship, EU project reporting and project administration.

Collection and verification of information from the flagship participants is an important part of your work as is helping project participants in administrative and other formalities. You keep in touch with people internally as well as externally, which gives you the chance to create a large network of contacts. You participate in project meetings and meetings with the EU Commission, which includes some travel (estimated: 10 trips / year, 1-3 days each).

Position summary
The two project officer positions are full-time permanent employment.Qualifications
Higher education degree in science or engineering, or another relevant field
Excellent command of English, written and oral
Comfortable working with various IT systems
You have good knowledge of the EU’s regulatory framework and reporting tools in Horizon 2020 and experience from running large research projects

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 written in English and marked with Name, Ref 20190103 and be attached as PDF files, as below:

CV

Personal letter
• 1-2 pages 

Other documents (optional): 
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two references that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview. 

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 31 March, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Macarena Muñoz Ruiz, macarena.munoz@chalmers.se
Jari Kinaret, jari.kinaret@chalmers.se
Vincenzo Palermo, palermo@chalmers.se


   



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


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Postdoc in Theoretical High Energy Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute

The Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology group at the Niels Bohr Institute has one opening for a two-year postdoc position starting the Fall of 2019 funded by the DFF project “Towards a deeper understanding of black holes with non-relativistic holography” directed by Niels Obers and Troels Harmark.    

Applicants are expected to have an excellent knowledge and strong research background in modern developments in gravity, field theory, holography and string theory. It is an advantage if the applicant has some interest in and experience with the AdS/CFT correspondence, non-AdS holography and black holes.  While each of the positions is for two years, it is envisioned that funding for a 3rd year will be actively pursued (together with the chosen candidate) by applying for other sources.   

The postdoc’s duties will include research within theoretical high energy physics. The post may also include performance of other duties.    

Further information on the Department is linked at het.nbi.dk   Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Niels Obers (Obers@nbi.dk) or Associate Prof. Troels Harmark (harmark@nbi.dk).   

The positions are open from October 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.    

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 positions are 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 403,682 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,030). 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 – description of current and future research plans 
  •  Complete publication list 
  •  Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers 

The deadline for applications is 15 April 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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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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Postdoc Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Postdoc Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Niels Bohr Institute  Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen   

A postdoc position is open in the newly established theory group of Michele Burrello in Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen). The research activity will focus on topological phases of matter and it will be carried on in the Center for Quantum Devices (QDEV) and in collaboration with the Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA).   

The appointment duration is two years, with the possibility of an extension. The target starting date is June 2019, but can be changed by arrangement. The position will be funded by the Villum Foundation Young Investigator Grant “Architectures for non-Abelian Anyons”.    The main research topic will be the theoretical study of models with topological order in low-dimensional systems, including both solid state and ultracold atom setups. A particular attention will be devoted to the design of interacting systems with non-Abelian anyons.   

The applicant should have a PhD degree in physics (or expect to defend her/his PhD thesis in the next months), preferably with a strong condensed matter or quantum information background, and should ideally have experience in the numerical simulation of strongly correlated many-body systems. In particular, a former experience with tensor-network simulation of quantum systems, including density matrix renormalization group, is highly appreciated.   

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 Niels Bohr International Academy is an independent center of excellence for fundamental research hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute.  It main research areas include astroparticle physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, quantum information, particle physics, cosmology, and theoretical astrophysics. Further information can be found at nbia.nbi.ku.dk.   

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  The primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates is the excellence of their research.   

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 vitae 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent; in case the PhD thesis has not been defended yet, please specify the expected date of the defence)  
  • Research statement – description of scientific achievements, current research interests and future research plans 
  • Complete publication list (underline the 3 most relevant papers) 
  • Full contact information (name, address, telephone & email) of three professional referees who may be contacted for letters of reference 

The deadline for applications is 6 April 2019.   

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.   As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin.   

If you have any questions please contact Assistant Professor Michele Burrello by mail michele.burrello@nbi.ku.dk   You can read about the recruitment process at:  http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.     

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PhD position in Quantum Optomechanics at Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, Hy-Q, Niels Bohr Institute

We are looking for highly motivated, excellent candidates with a master’s degree in physics or related fields, to advance our research in the field of quantum optomechanics.

Project description 

The Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute has pioneered a new approach to engineer mechanical systems of unprecedented coherence, based on soft clamping in phononic crystals. We now seek support in applying this new generation of devices for quantum information processing and networking. The research is embedded in the newly established Center of Excellence “Hybrid Quantum Networks Hy-Q,” whose mission is to merge disparate quantum system into large scale quantum networks. The long-term perspective of the research is to enable large scale processing of quantum information over global distances.

The PhD student will implement new concepts for mechanical memories and transducers. Knowledge and experience in quantum optomechanics, phononics and photonics is a plus, but not a necessity. Enthusiasm to acquire, apply and advance scientific skills within a dynamic, hard-working and international team is key.

Employment date is June 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Albert Schliesser, Niels Bohr Institute, albert.schliesser@nbi.dk

Job description 

The PhD position is for a 3-year period and the 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 have an MSc degree in physics or related fields with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment 

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 55,172). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Please include 

•Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the PhD project

•CV

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

•Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any

•Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),

•Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 1 April 2019, GMT +2. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

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

Questions 

For further information please contact Prof. Albert Schliesser, Niels Bohr Institute, albert.schliesser@nbi.dk

Further information about the research can be found at http://slab.nbi.dk/

For international applicants please also be aware of the opportunity to apply for the TALENT Doctoral fellowship programme at the Faculty of Science within the area of Quantum Sciences & Technology. Deadline for applications 1 April 2019.

Please find information about requirements here:

https://talent.ku.dk/dokumenter/TALENT_2_Guide_for_Applicants.pdf

Please find information about how to apply here:

https://talent.ku.dk/calls-and-deadlines/how-to-apply/

Applicants are welcome to apply for the Phd position announced and the TALENT programme at the same time. Applicants are welcome to contact Prof. Albert Schliesser for questions about the prospects for applying for the TALENT programme.

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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 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet

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Postdoc­toral Re­searcher in Stat­ist­ical Eco­logy

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

The Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme (OEB) invites applications for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in statistical ecology for a fixed term of two years. There will be a trial period of six months in the beginning.

The post doc position is part of the Research Centre for Ecological Change and is funded by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. PIs of the Centre are prof. Anna-Liisa Laine, prof. Otso Ovaskainen, prof. Tomas Roslin, assist. prof. Jarno Vanhatalo and Dr Marjo Saastamoinen. The starting date is 1 May 2019, but a later starting date can be negotiated.

The overarching aim of the Centre is to generate a coordinated analysis of long-term ecological data to understand impacts of global change. To unravel how populations and interactions between species in nature are responding to ongoing environmental change, the project takes advantage of the unique long-term datasets collected in Finland. The centre also develops state-of-the-art methodology for analysing long-term spatially structured data sets within a joint species distribution modeling framework. For more information please visit our website Research Centre for Ecological Change (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/research-centre-for-ecological…).

The post doc takes part in the development of statistical methods for analyzing long-term ecological data and in statistical analyzes within the Research Centre for Ecological Change. For recent methodological publications, see the reference list at the end.

The methodological work focuses on development of Hierarchical Modelling of Species Communities (HMSC) and hierarchical multivariate Gaussian processes. HMSC is a joint species distribution modelling framework that can be used for the statistical analysis of data on species occurrence,
environmental covariates, functional traits and phylogenetic relationships. HMSC can be applied to hierarchical, spatial and temporal study designs, and it applies to many kinds of response data (presence/absence, counts, etc.). Gaussian processes are a flexible and versatile modeling approach, and are rapidly spreading through statistical ecology as tools for species distribution and population dynamics modeling. Gaussian processes are used to model spatial and spatiotemporal heterogeneity in data and describe species responses to their environment in a nonparametric manner.

The successful applicant should have doctoral degree in ecology, statistic or other relevant field and will have experience in the development and application of Bayesian methods for computationally challenging problems. A successful candidate will also have experience in scientific computing. Prior experience in ecology is not necessary, but is counted as an advantage. The exact direction to which the post doc will develop HMSC and Gaussian process models can be agreed upon based on the experience and interests of the candidate.

For more information, contact prof. Otso Ovaskainen (otso.ovaskainen(at)helsinki.fi) and/or assistant prof. Jarno Vanhatalo (jarno.vanhatalo(at)helsinki.fi).

The salary of the successful candidate will be based on level 5 – 6 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be ca. 3300 – 3800 euros/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

Applications should include the following documents as a single pdf file: motivational letter (max 1 page), CV (max 2 pages), and publication list. Please also include contact information of two persons willing to provide a reference letter by separate request.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply for the position link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for submitting the application is 1 April 2019.

References

Ovaskainen, O., Tikhonov, G., Norberg, A., Blanchet, F. G., Duan, L., Dunson, D., Roslin, T. and Abrego, N. (2017a). How to make more out of community data? A conceptual framework and its implementation as models and software. Ecology Letters 20, 561-576

Ovaskainen, O., Tikhonov, G., Dunson, D., Grøtan, V., Engen, S., Sæther, B.-E. and Abrego, N. (2017b). How are species interactions structured in species rich communities? A new method for analysing time-series data. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284, 20170768.

Vanhatalo, J., Hosack, G. R. and Sweatman, H. (2017). Spatio-temporal modelling of crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks on the Great Barrier Reef to inform control strategies. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54:188-197.

Hartmann, M., Hosack, G. R., Hillary, R. M. and Vanhatalo, J. (2017). Gaussian processs framework for temporal dependence and discrepancy functions in Ricker-type population growth models. Annals of Applied Statistics, 11(3):1375-1402.

Due date

01.04.2019 23:59 EEST

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PhD position in Electrochemical CO2 reduction

This is an open call for a PhD position focusing on the electrochemical CO2reduction to ethylene. This project will be take place at DTU Physics, in close collaboration with Siemens with the focus on catalyst optimization for commercial CO2 electrolysis devices.

The project aims to synthesize electrocatalysts using either wet-chemical or vapour deposition techniques in large quantities (~10 gram scale) and then test them for catalytic activity and selectivity towards ethylene.  One of the primary goals of the project will be to produce nanoparticle catalysts that have a specified crystal facet that is optimal for ethylene production. Thus this project will involve fundamental surface science in order to analyse and optimize the catalyst surface i.e. XPS, ISS and other tools available.  From a catalytic testing standpoint, a gas diffusion electrode type electrolysis device with an in-line gas chromatograph will be used as the main analytical tool but also other methods like NMR will be used.  The project will involve electrochemical reactor design, building and modification to ensure accurate and consistent selectivity.  This means that the project will be very hands on and a wide variety of technical knowledge relating to materials characteristics, programming, gas chromatographs and membrane electrode assembly production will all be needed to allow for accurate testing of the catalysts.  Parameters such as electrical potential, temperature, reactant flow rate, humidity and others will all be varied to monitor catalyst performance.

The project will take place primarily in the Surface Science and Catalysis (SurfCat) section at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), but will also involve working with Siemens located at DTU Scion. It is envisioned that the successful candidate will be able to produce catalysts at scalable quantities and test them in an electrochemical device to determine their activity and selectivity at a wide variety of industrial relevant parameters.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will be well-motivated, hardworking, open minded and willing and able to work as part of a team. The candidate should have a Masters degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or a similar field or will expect to have that degree within the immediate future.  It is mandatory that the candidate has extensive experimental experience working with electrochemical reactions. Experience with analytical tools such as gas chromatography, NMR, and HPLC would be very helpful.  The ideal candidate would have experience with high current density electrochemical reactions (gas diffusion electrodes, >100 mA/cm2) preferably in the CO2reduction field.

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 position is for 3 years and the PhD thesis must be delivered during this period. The position is available from 1 June 2019.

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 Brian Seger brse@fysik.dtu.dk or Professor Ib Chorkendorff ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk.

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter (Max one page))
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2-3 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: 30 March 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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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
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

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

There are seven departments and 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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Post expires on Friday June 28th, 2019

PhD-Student position in Energy Engineering with special emphasis in fluidized bed combustion and gasification of biomass and waste fuels Lulea


Ref 718-2019

The Division of Energy Science at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) has an open Ph.D. position in the subject of Energy Engineering. In your research, you will develop combustion and gasification processes for effective and sustainable conversion of biomass and waste fuels. You will both work with researchers from different fields (energy- and chemical engineering), universities/institutes (national and international) and with equipment manufacturers.

Background
The subject of Energy Engineering at the Division of Energy Science belongs to the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics. At the subject of Energy Engineering, we work closely with companies/industries in both research and student projects. The research conducted has high international standards, and we collaborate with researchers around the world.

Subject description
Energy engineering includes the development of technologies and processes for sustainable energy supply.  The research focuses on bioenergy technologies and energy efficient use in industry and society.DutiesAs a Ph.D. student, you will work for a doctoral degree as the final goal, according to the goals specified in the Higher Education Ordinance. In parallel with your thesis work, you will also undertake courses during your research education.

Your Ph.D. project is a part of an ongoing project funded by the Swedish Energy Agency/Swedish Research Council. The purpose of your research is to improve the operational and economic performances of fluidized bed biomass combustors and gasifiers to be used for heat, power, and transportation biofuel production. The overall aim is to design bed particle layers that 1) reduce the risk for bed agglomeration, bed material deposition and fouling in fluidized bed combustion/gasification (FBC/FBG) of biomass fuels, and 2) provide a positive catalytic influence on internal tar reforming and thus increasing the quality of the raw syngas in the FBG process.

You will do gasification/combustion experiments in lab-, pilot- and full-scale plants and characterize the produced bed particle layers with different chemical- and physical analytical methods. You will also formulate models that can predict the bed particle layer characteristics for different biomass fuel and bed material combinations. In your research, you will collaborate with researchers from Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University and Technical University in Wien/Bioenergy 2020+.

A doctoral student’s main responsibility is to pursue doctoral studies with the aim to successfully defend a doctoral dissertation. The position includes a fulltime fixed-term employment for 4 years (maximum 5 years). The position may include departmental duties (such as teaching) with up to 20% of fulltime.

QualificationsIn order to be eligible for the position you must have a degree of Master of Science in chemical engineering, material science, applied physics, or similar specializations and a strong interest in thermochemical processes. You should be a good team player and have the ability to take initiative. You should also have good knowledge of the English language and good oral and written proficiency. Experiences in high-temperature chemistry and thermochemical conversion are considered as advantages.

Given equal qualification, priority will be given to the under-represented gender.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Information
For further information, please contact Chaired Prof. Marcus Öhman, Head of Division, + 46-920-491977, marcus.ohman@ltu.se.  

Union representatives:
SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 Christer.Gardelli@ltu.se
OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University’s core values ​​are based on respect, openness, cooperation, trust and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

For more information about living and working in Luleå and Sweden, please visit our homepage: https://www.ltu.se/ltu/International-staff?l=en

Application
We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Deadline for application: 30 April 2019

Reference number: 718-2019

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medical Physics

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 100% position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the project “CURIE – Cancer imaging by functional magnetic resonance for
Radiotherapy Individualization and Evaluation” funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society, where we aim to develop a novel diagnostic and therapeutic framework for non-invasive personalized cancer medicine. The position is affiliated with an expanding research group in medical imaging and radiotherapy at the Department of Physics, NTNU and in close collaboration with St. Olavs hospital. The appointment has a duration of 3 years, but with possibility for up to one-year extension with teaching.

The position is organized in the Department of Physics. Our research spans a broad spectrum of natural sciences and technology. The Department is currently expanding and has activity in astroparticle physics, solid state physics, material physics, soft and complex matter physics, biopolymer physics, medical physics, statistical physics, optics, atmospheric physics and university didactics. The Department recruits the best physics students in Norway and also offers a large number of courses in physics for other study programmes at NTNU. Research staff at the Department makes a special effort to increase the awareness and understanding of the importance and impact of physics in our society. Further information about the Department can be found at https://www.ntnu.edu/physics

Living in Trondheim:
Trondheim is situated by the Trondheim fjord in the middle of Norway. It is the third largest city in Norway but still small by European standards. It is known for having the atmosphere both of a small and a large city and is famous for its student friendly environment. In all seasons Trondheim is an ideal place for those interested in outdoor life, whether your interest is by the sea or in the fjords, in the forest or in the high mountains. Trondheim is also a nice place to raise children. So, why not grasp this opportunity to boost your personal and professional life?
 

The position reports to Associate Professor Kathrine Røe Redalen (kathrine.redalen@ntnu.no or +47 92437646).

Job description

  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work in the multidisciplinary field of medical imaging and radiotherapy of cancer, where the Fellow will join a research group working with quantitative and functional imaging (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET)), both to provide predictive/prognostic biomarkers of radiotherapy outcome to be used in personalised cancer treatment, but also to use such image information in further developments within image-guided adaptive radiotherapy.
  • The Fellow will in particular work within the expanding field of MRI in radiotherapy, with main tasks involving advanced, quantitative analysis of functional MRI in rectal cancer and head & neck cancer. In addition, competence and experience within machine learning algorithms, statistical prediction modelling and/or radiobiological modelling (of tumor control probability / normal tissue complication probability) will be positively weighted in the evaluation.
  • The Postdoctoral Fellow will become an important member in an expanding research group in the multidisciplinary field of medical imaging and radiotherapy in cancer treatment, and the candidate’s personal and communicative skills will therefore be emphasized. The workplace is at Department of Physics, NTNU, but will involve collaboration with St. Olavs Hospital as well as with established national and international partners.
  • The candidate will work in an active multidisciplinary research environment with high scientific standards. We are offering training, continuous supervision and opportunities for participation at national and international courses and congresses. Postdoctoral Fellows at our Department will also receive support for developing a personal career plan, including for instance relevant courses and training in grant writing. Fellows will also be given an opportunity to extend their employment with up to 1 year based on teaching bachelor and/or master courses at our Department.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral fellow:

The required qualifications are:

  • A university degree (Master of Science or equivalent) and PhD in physics, primarily with specialization in medical physics, radiation physics or biophysics. In addition, candidates with degrees in machine learning, bioinformatics or equivalent will be considered. Candidates expecting to complete their PhD before August 1, 2019 may also apply.
  • Excellent personal and communicative skills; the project will require ability to both work independently and to interact with other PhD candidates, students, experienced scientists, medical physicists as well as medical doctors from different specialties (e.g., oncologists, surgeons, radiologists)
  • Fluent English language, both written and spoken
  • Strong motivation, scientific creativity and enthusiasm for research, high working and implementation capacity

Personal characteristics

In addition, one or several of the following qualifications / skills are desired and will be weighted in the evaluation process:

  • Relevant clinical or research experience with MRI-based radiotherapy and/or quantitative MRI
  • Experience with translational work towards biology, oncology and radiotherapy
  • Fluent Scandinavian language (due to interaction with students and various personnel at the hospital) Strong skills in programming, medical image analysis and/or image-guided radiotherapy simulations in Matlab or similar software
  • Strong skills in machine learning algorithms / informatics / prediction modelling
  • Strong skills in radiobiological modelling (of tumor control probability / normal tissue complication probability)

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years, with a possibility for up to 1-year extension. It is expected that the Fellow can start in the position within September 2019.

General information

Working at NTNU

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

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent. NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Norway has generous rules for both maternity and paternity leave. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200.000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

The application should contain:

  • CV
  • Reference letters
  • Certificates from Master and PhD degrees
  • List of publications or other scientific work
  • Statement on research interests (maximum three pages)
  • Documentation of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) if English or a Scandinavian language is not the applicant’s mother tongue
  • If relevant, a list of projects you have supervised or been project managager for, with information on funding agency, years of duration and the funds received.
     

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 20/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 10.04.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences

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

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Deadline

10.04.2019

Post expires on Wednesday April 10th, 2019

PhD fellowship in rock physics models for improved 4D seismic interpretation – IV-97/19

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 3 years PhD Fellowship at Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP), NTNU. The work will be a part of the project: Improved prediction of stress and pore-pressure changes in the overburden for infill drilling at SINTEF’s Department of Petroleum, that is supported by the industry and the Research Council. The main objective of this project is to provide calibrated rock-mechanical and rock-physical models for overburden rocks for prediction of stress- and pore-pressure changes in the overburden of a depleting reservoir.

The position reports to Head of Department

Job description

  • The PhD project aims to study the impact of stress and strain changes in the subsurface, particularly in the overburden, on time-shifts observed in repeated (4D) seismic.
  • This work aims to quantify and demonstrate important signatures in 4D data for the quantification of altered mechanical properties of the subsurface resulting from reservoir production (depletion).
  • Part of the work is to study the impact from overburden stress paths (directional stress variations) and offsets (ray-paths) on time-shifts.
  • To achieve this goal, rock physics, geomechanics and geophysics must be successfully integrated in the study.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong relevant academic background in physics, geophysics, petroleum engineering, mechanics or related disciplines with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Experience in computer simulations of mechanics and/or wave propagation (e.g. finite difference and finite element methods) is an advantage. Depending on the background of the candidate, part of the work may be experimental involving planning, acquisition and analysis of static and dynamic data obtained from long term tests on field cores. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

Other qualifications

  • Proficiency in oral and written English is a must.

Personal characteristics

  • A high level of personal responsibility and initiative
  • Work independently as well as in team in accordance with the project objectives

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years without required duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in engineering  (https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme). 

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Rune Martin Holt, e-mail: rune.holt@ntnu.no.

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-97/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 25.03.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

We conduct teaching and research related to management of Earth’s geological resources. Norway’s rich resources of wind, water, oil, gas and minerals have been and are essential to the country’s prosperity, and will continue to be in the future. The Department plays a key role in the development of technology and the education of graduates who enable value creation based on our natural resources. The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

25.03.2019

Post expires on Monday March 25th, 2019

PhD Position in Nonlinear Quantum Optics with Ultracold Ytterbium

A PhD position is available in the Nonlinear Quantum Optics group (Associate Professor Sebastian Hofferberth), Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy. The project involves the realization of single-photon optical nonlinearities in a new experimental setup using ultracold Ytterbium. The candidate is expected to lead the experimental realization of this novel system, including the development of all required experiment components.

The applicant must have a strong background in quantum optics and atomic physics, such as an MSc in physics (5+3 programme).

The applicant is expected to have experience with experimental techniques such as ultracold atom preparation, single-photon detection, and Rydberg atom spectroscopy.
Ideally, the applicant should have passed a master-level advanced course in modern atomic physics, quantum optics or equivalent. These requirements must be clearly documented in the submitted CV, otherwise the application will not be considered. The candidate should be independent and able to communicate fluently in English, as well as possess good interpersonal skills. The expected start date is 1 September 2019. Application deadline:  1 July 2019. 

For more information please contact Associate Professor Sebastian Hofferberth, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense, e-mail: hofferberth@sdu.dk.

This position is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no 123456 funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

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

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

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

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

Further information for international applicants considering applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Please take a look at the webpage from our International Staff Office (ISO) at The University of Southern Denmark.

Deadline: 1 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD fellow in Geology at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Geology commencing 1 July 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The Section of Geology is part of the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management and is located on Øster Voldgade 10 in the central part of Copenhagen. The successful applicant will be working daily in the Research group of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Petrological Earth Science, which includes analytical facilities such as EMPA, ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, and several TIMS instruments.

Project description 

The research project will investigate Archaean rocks from SW Greenland using petrographical and geochemical methods at the University of Copenhagen. However, an important component of the project consists of a mandatory 6-month research stay at the University of Alberta for measurement of Pt-Os isotopes. The research will investigate the petrogenesis of peridotites and chromitites, with the aim of determining their exact age and geodynamic formation environment.

Principal supervisor is Assistant Professor, Kristoffer Szilas, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, E-mail: krsz@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 32 65 47.

Job description 

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

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

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Geology or Geochemistry with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

This project is within the fields of petrology and geochemistry and will study the oldest rocks found in Greenland using various isotope systems including Pt-Os and Lu-Hf. Fieldwork in remote areas of Greenland is a mandatory part of this study, and therefore it is a requirement to have previous field/camping experience preferably in an arctic climate for safety reasons. A background in igneous geochemistry and petrology, as well as a strong working knowledge of the use of SEM and/or EMPA is mandatory. Additionally, the candidate should have analytical skills using MC-ICP-MS and/or LA-ICP-MS, as well as significant routine in chromatographic element separation/geochemical lab procedures relevant for the Lu-Hf isotope system. Previous experience with the development of new protocols for LA-ICP-MS analysis is consider highly advantageous for this position.

This position requires a 6-month change of research environment, which will take place at the University of Alberta, Canada. Previous clean lab experience is therefore considered essential.

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 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

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

Please include

•Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.

•CV

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

•Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any

•Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),

•Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2019, 23:59 GMT +2. 

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

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Assistant Professor, Kristoffer Szilas, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, E-mail: krsz@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 32 65 47].

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at

http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning
Email: krsz@ign.ku.dk
Phone:
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PhD fellow in Particle Astrophysics at NBI

The Niels Bohr International Academy and DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen are offering a PhD scholarship in Particle Astrophysics commencing on 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  

Description of the scientific environment 

The AstroNu group is based at the Niels Bohr Institut, University of Copenhagen.The Niels Bohr International Academy is a young initiative committed to fostering the traditions of internationalism, interdisciplinarity and excellence in physics, which characterize the Niels Bohr Institute. It functions as a primary center for fundamental research including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high energy particle physics, particle astrophysics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics, and biophysics. Areas of research of DARK at the Niels Bohr Institute include, but are not limited to: observations, simulations and theory of astrophysical transients and cosmic explosions, neutrino astrophysics, high-redshift galaxies, dark matter and dark energy, black holes, and cosmic dust.  

Project description 

Neutrinos are weakly interacting particles playing a fundamental role in astrophysical environments. Because of their feeble interacting nature, neutrinos escape almost unimpeded from their sources, hence being powerful messengers of extreme astrophysical sites not otherwise accessible. We are interested in unveiling the nature of these puzzling particles and at using them as messengers of the engine behind the most energetic events in our Universe.  

Highly motivated, outstanding candidates interested in research in theoretical particle astrophysics and multi-messenger astrophysics are encouraged to apply.  

Principal supervisor is Prof. Irene Tamborra, Niels Bohr International Academy and DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk, Direct Phone: + 4535333227. 

Job description 

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

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

Formal requirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics or Astrophysics with outstanding results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. 

Terms of employment  

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

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

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

Application Procedure 

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

Please include  

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.  
  • CV  
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any 
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),  
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees 

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

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

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

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Prof. Irene Tamborra, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 32 27. 

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

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Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

35 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

35 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
– co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801199.
The 35 PhD fellowships are in the following fields: 
Biodiversity; biological sciences and bioinformatics; chemical sciences; computer sciences; earth and planetary systems sciences; envirionment, climate and sustainability; food sciences; health and genomics; mathematical sciences, statistics & economics; nano and materials sciences; natural science education; nutrition and sports; particle physics, astro physics and cosmology; plant sciences and biotechnology; quantum sciences and technology; ressource economics and global development.
All departments at the Faculty of Science participate in the TALENT programme: Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Department of Food Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Department of Science Education and the Niels Bohr Institute.
The Doctoral Programme TALENT is offering 35 PhD scholarships in the above-mentioned 16 areas, commencing no later than 1 October 2019. Earliest indicative start date is 1 August 2019.
Description of SCIENCE and the 11 departments and the PhD School 
Research at SCIENCE rests on two pillars: on the one hand strong basic research, and on the other application-oriented research, which contributes to growth and employment and solves societal problems, for example within climate change, sustainable energy supplies, biological production, environmental challenges, food and water safety, lifestyle diseases and IT security.
In Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme (2014-2020), the University of Copenhagen is number two in Europe when it comes to attracting Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions. To exemplify this, SCIENCE has 128 Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Moreover, SCIENCE researchers have received 28 grants from the European Research Council in Horizon 2020. SCIENCE is also host to 12 Centers of Excellence financed by the Danish National Research Foundation. These accomplishments show that SCIENCE’s research environments have the academic weight to attract researchers at a high international level. This again testifies to the fact that the TALENT programme constitutes an extraordinary opportunity for doing a PhD.
The PhD School at SCIENCE, in which the TALENT PhD students will be enrolled, has over 1,100 students and app. 55% of them come from outside of Denmark, originating from 75 different countries. This means that even the PhD environment is highly international and competitive.
Read more about the research, the 11 departments and the PhD School at SCIENCE and the targeted training offered through the TALENT programme.
Why apply? 
TALENT is an international and interdisciplinary PhD programme, which offers young researchers the chance to become part of a cohort of exceptionally talented PhD students with the opportunity to cultivate their research talent. To this end, we offer:
The objective of the TALENT programme is to facilitate early independence of the PhD students and fast track their careers in academia or industry. For more information about what the programme offers, go to https://talent.ku.dk/.
About the programme
The TALENT programme offers 74 PhD fellowships (in total) of 36 months each, attractive employment conditions at one of the 11 departments at SCIENCE and enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at SCIENCE. TALENT is a unique programme by requesting, as part of the application procedure, the applicants to devise their own interdisciplinary PhD project within one of the above-mentioned 16 programme areas/panels and to indicate the department, which they find most suitable to host their project, and the names of the main supervisor and co-supervisors. In other words, TALENT is a bottom up programme, which thereby focuses on the research interests of the PhD students. If employed, an individual Career Development Plan will be made for the TALENT PhD students, outlining scientific as well as transferable courses, international research visits/secondments, mentoring and other career enhancing activities. The Career Development plan is a central element in ensuring the right training and progress throughout the PhD project.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and the key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through the research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate the research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department.
Formal requirements 
In order to be eligible for the TALENT Doctoral Programme, applicants:
  1. Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to TALENT’s call deadline: 1 April 2019. Time spent on obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  2. Must at the TALENT call deadline (1 April 2019) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and must not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  3. Must hold a relevant MSc degree at the time of applying. However, candidates, who do not hold an MSc degree, are also considered eligible if their credentials and CV equal those achieved on an MSc. This could be in the form of five years of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education OR four years of full-time undergraduate education combined with relevant courses, fieldwork, scientific publications or conducted research (these aspects must be documented by uploading additional documents as part of the CV). The background is that applicants awarded a TALENT doctoral fellowship must be enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD programme at SCIENCE. To this end, the entry requirements as defined by SCIENCE’s PhD School must be respected.
Please carefully read the detailed description of the eligibility and admissibility criteria and the additional requirements, incl. the use of mandatory templates, for applying in the TALENT Guide for Applicants on the TALENT website.
Selection criteria 
The selection process includes four steps of evaluation:
  1. Eligibility and admissibility check
  2. Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews, the latter if applicable)
  3. Expert/international review (done remotely)
  4. Final selection of candidates.
Applicants will be judged on professional merits, scientific and technological quality of the proposed project, feasibility of the implementation and the potential impact of the proposed project. The review process takes into consideration the whole range of experience of the candidate. While focusing on their overall potential as researchers, their creativity and level of independence will also be considered. International and intersectorial experience will be seen positively in the evaluation. The selection criteria are weighted and fall into three defined areas:
  • Excellence (weight: 50%) of which the scientific and innovative quality of the proposal (weight: 25%) and the applicant (weight: 25%)
  • Impact (weight: 30%)
  • Implementation (weight: 20%)
For more information about the evaluation process, please refer to the TALENT Evaluation Guide on the TALENT website.
Terms of employment 
The Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND rules stipulate a minimum monthly salary of EUR 2,597 (EUR 31,164 pr. year), of which H2020/MSCA/COFUND covers EUR 1,855 (EUR 22,260 pr. year). As is outlined below, SCIENCE complies fully with these rules.
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. This means that the starting annual salary is currently at a minimum of EUR 43,210 (DKK 322,642), incl. annual supplement (+ annual pension contribution of minimum EUR 5,969 (DKK 44,568). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Any potential employment offer is contingent on the successful applicants being enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD Programme at SCIENCE, which means that the mentioned applicants will be requested (if offered employment) to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at SCIENCE’s PhD school. Another condition is that the successful applicants obtain any (residence and work) permits, which are mandatory by law.
The PhD studies must be conducted and completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the rules of the University of Copenhagen’s/SCIENCE’s PhD School on achieving the degree.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
The application must include the following:
  1. Cover/motivation letter
  2. Project description incl. ethics assessment form
  3. CV incl. publications (and the names and contact details of two referees: one should be from the master thesis supervisor (if applicable), or other senior scientist that the applicant has worked closely with)
  4. Declaration of mobility
  5. Documentation of academic degrees obtained: diplomas must be in English or an officially approved translation must be included.
  6. Copy of English test score sheet (for applicants with English as their second language).
 
Mandatory templates for items 1-4 are available for download on the dedicated TALENT website.
Please carefully read the detailed description of the eligibility and admissibility criteria and the additional requirements, incl. the use of mandatory templates, for applying in the TALENT Guide for Applicants on the TALENT website. Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged and the applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the evaluation.
The University of Copenhagen, SCIENCE and its 11 departments wish to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 1 April 2019, 23:59 GMT +2. 
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.
After the expiry of the application deadline, the applicants will be assessed and selected after the criteria described in details in the TALENT Evaluation Guide (on the TALENT website) and according to the university’s guidelines found on https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/.
Indicative timeline for the evaluation process: 
  • Eligibility and admissibility checks: 2-15 April 2019. Applicants, who do not comply with the eligibility and admissibility criteria, will be notified at this stage.
  • Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews, the latter if applicable): 16 April – 2 May 2019. Applicants, who are not selected for the expert/international review, will be notified at this stage.
  • Expert/international review (done remotely) (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 3-24 May 2019.
  • Applicants will receive the panel’s evaluation report and the overall score and be given five days to comment (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 25-30 May 2019.
  • Final selection of candidates (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 31 May-4 June 2019.
  • Employment offers, waiting list results and rejections to the candidates, who underwent the expert/international review: 6-28 June 2019.
  • Enrolment as a PhD student and employment: no later than 1 October 2019. Earliest indicative start date is 1 August 2019.
Questions
The TALENT Doctoral Programme has a FAQ on its website. Applicants are advised to refer to it in case of questions. The majority of questions received by the TALENT secretariat can be answered by reading the FAQ. Moreover, applicants are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the results of the first call for proposals and the reasons for rejection, especially at step one of the evaluation: the eligibility and admissibility check. For specific information about the TALENT Doctoral Programme, please contact Senior Advisor, Louise Thers Nielsen, SCIENCE Research and Innovation, email: talent@science.ku.dk, phone: +45 35 33 68 95.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Application deadline: 01-04-2019
Employment start: 01-08-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Faculty of Science

Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Faculty of Science
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

PhD stipends in Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

Faculty of Science 

University of Copenhagen 

A number of attractive PhD stipends in mathematics are available at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

The starting date for the stipends is the fall of 2019. Candidates are expected to have obtained a Master´s degree, or equivalence thereof, before starting. The stipends run for 3 years, which is the duration of the PhD program. You can find more information about the PhD program on the homepage http://www.math.ku.dk/english/programmes/ph.d/ 

The PhD stipends include full tuition and a salary of approximately 3,350 EUR per month before taxes (DKK 300,174 per year) plus pension contributions of 17% of the salary (DKK 41,013 per year). Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization.

Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than 1 April 2019.

About the Department of Mathematic

The department has 45 permanent scientific staff members; around 45 PhD students and 25 postdocs. It has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and active PhD, postdoc, and visitor’s programs. Our building is located in central Copenhagen next to the central park Fælledparken. You can find more information about the department on its homepage http://www.math.ku.dk/english

Further information about working at Copenhagen University can also be obtained from http://ism.ku.dk/

All applicants entering the PhD program through this call will be affiliated with one of the two sections Geometric Analysis and Mathematical Physics or Topology, Functional Analysis and Algebra. You can find description of each of these sections at the Department research homepage.

There will be a limited number of free PhD stipends in all areas of mathematics not attached to specific projects. You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss specific research projects.

In addition, there will be PhD stipends available in:

• algebra, topology, operator algebras and non-commutative geometry as covered by the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation

• geometric analysis: Riemannian geometry, PDEs and curvature flows, with Niels Martin Møller

• mathematical physics and quantum information theory within the Centre for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH) 

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

Interview

Selected applicants might be asked to visit our department for an interview, probably in May or June 2019. The department will cover all (reasonable) expenses in connection with the interview.

Application Procedure

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

About your application  

To apply you need to:  

1. Fill out and submit the online application form and upload the required files. Please read the instructions and the miniguide carefully before applying.  

 2. Make arrangement with 2-3 people who will write letters of recommendation for you if they are requested to do so. The names and email addresses of these people should be written in a file and uploaded in the field References of the application form.  

 Please include 

  • Cover Letter, describing the topic of the PhD project you are interested in and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.  
  • CV  
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

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

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered, unless explicitly requested by the evaluation committee.

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

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

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

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Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Matematiske Fag
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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

Three PhD positions in Quantum Photonics at Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, Hy-Q, Niels Bohr Institute

Description of the Scientific Environment 

At the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen we currently have three job openings as PhD fellows within experimental quantum photonics. Employment date is August 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

All three positions are embedded in the Quantum Photonics Group within the newly established Center of Excellence “Hybrid Quantum Networks Hy-Q.” We carry out fundamental and applied research on solid-state quantum-information processing with solid-state quantum emitters embedded in photonic nanostructures. The quest of the current research programme is to scale the basic quantum functionalities to obtain large and complex quantum networks.

PH.D. POSITION 1 

Project description:

This project is part of an EU-wide effort to develop new topological platforms for quantum information transfer. Within this effort, we will work to integrate single quantum dots into topological waveguides and explore the ensuing nonlinear and non-reciprocal quantum light-matter interactions and topologically protected transport of single photons.

PH.D. POSITION 2 

Project description:

The project concerns the experimental demonstration of multi-photon entanglement generation by the use of a single quantum dot in a nanophotonic waveguide.

PH.D. POSITION 3 

Project description:

The project concerns fabrication and optical characterization of advanced quantum nanophotonic devices for high-efficiency photon switching and spin controlled qubits.

Job description 

The PhD positions are for a 3-year period and the 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 have an MSc degree in physics or engineering with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment 

The positions are covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 55,172). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. Applicants are most welcome to apply for all three positions however please indicate clearly in the application/cover letter for which position(s) the application is aiming for.

Please include

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

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

The deadline for applications is 1 April 2019, GMT +2. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

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

Questions 

For further information regarding position 1 please contact Asst. Prof. Nir Rotenberg, Niels Bohr Institute, nir.rotenberg@nbi.ku.dk, phone: +45 35335807 or Prof. Peter Lodahl at lodahl@nbi.ku.dk, phone: +45 35325303. For further information regarding position 2 and 3 please contact Prof. Peter Lodahl at lodahl@nbi.ku.dk phone: +45 35325303

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at 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 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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PhD scholarship in in ‘X-ray and neutron scattering studies of metal oxide interlayers for photovoltaic applications’

We are an international research group working in the field of organic solar cells (SDU NanoSYD OPV), looking for a highly motivated PhD student to join our research team at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), SDU NanoSYD, Sønderborg, in the field of X-ray and neutron scattering studies of metal oxide interlayers for photovoltaic applications. The position is for a 3-year period and available starting May 1st, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD project is affiliated to the “SMART – Structure of Materials in Real Time” lighthouse consortium, which prepares for use of the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden. A collaboration with specifically Aarhus University, LBNL Berkeley, UC Berkeley, IMEC and the Sorbonne University of Paris is envisioned. The main goal of the project is to develop stable metal oxide interlayers for organic, perovskite and silicon photovoltaics, by investigating the initiation of the degradation processes taking place in the metal oxides down to an atomic level.

The techniques in focus are synchrotron studies as well as neutron scattering investigations, alongside a range of standard thin film characterization techniques. Reactive sputtering of metal oxide thin films and their integration in photovoltaic devices will be investigated in collaboration with other researchers from the team.

The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research studies. As a PhD student you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results in English. We offer a fully funded PhD position for the duration of 3 years.

At the Organic Photovoltaics group lead by Associate Professor Morten Madsen at SDU NanoSYD, the focus is on development of flexible photovoltaic devices with improved performance, including device stability and up-scaling. The group has access to an ISO5 cleanroom and surface science laboratory facility for the full preparation and characterization of organic solar cells, as well as a production facility for roll-to-roll development of flexible devices. The research group is partner in various national and international research projects and networks that include both university and industrial collaboration partners. Synchrotron based surface science studies of metal oxides through international collaborations are on-going in the group and will play a central role for this PhD project.

Candidates who have a master degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in a field relevant to the mentioned PhD project may seek the fellowships. Preferred candidates have experience with either thin film surface science characterization techniques, metal oxide thin films and/or photovoltaic device physics. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate is expected to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.

Contact information
For further information please contact: Associate Professor Morten Madsen, e-mail: madsen@mci.sdu.dk or Professor Horst-Günter Rubahn, e-mail: rubahn@mci.sdu.dk.

For information about the Mads Clausen Institute, which encompasses SDU NanoSYD and the research group working in the field of organic solar cells, please see www.sdu.dk/en/mci.

Conditions of employment
Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the PhD Committee has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. The enrollment and employment will cease without further notice at the end of the 3-year period. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

An employed PhD fellow cannot have other paid work during the employment.

Requirements for the position
To be considered for the position it is required that the applicant meets the requirements for enrollment in the PhD school. Applications are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment.

An assessment committee will assess all applications. Each applicant will receive his/her own assessment.

If shortlisting is used, only shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.

An interview might be part of the process.

Application
Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Please read guidelines for applicants.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The applications must include as enclosures:

Completed application form
• Curriculum Vitae
• Verified diplomas and transcripts of exams in Danish or English translation
The form for calculation of grade point average
• An official document describing the educational structure and the grading scheme of the awarding universities
• Verified written statement or assessment of the thesis or dissertation project given by the programmes educational institution, if the thesis is evaluated by approved/not approved
• Application stating reasons for applying. Please attach your motivated application to “application material” under “Research Plan”.
• References, you’re welcome to use this form
• List of publications and examples 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 application must be in English.

Further information about the PhD programme and for  international applicants about entering and working in Denmark can be found at:
The SDU PhD webpages
The faculty PhD webpages
The international Staff Office at SDU
Study in Denmark
Work in Denmark

Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Sønderborg
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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

PhD Fellow in Heavy Ion Physics

The High Energy Heavy Ion Group (HEHI) at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, announces a PhD position.
The group’s current research is centered around the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
The position 
We are seeking an outstanding candidate, with demonstrated initiative and accomplishments, to strengthen and further develop the group’s activities within the study and analysis of anisotropic flow in large and small collision systems in ALICE, but other topics may also be considered. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to 1) the running of the experiment at CERN in data taking periods including travels to CERN, 2) workshops and analysis meetings at CERN and other international conferences and workshops, 3) guiding the groups Bachelor, Master students. The starting date the above positions will be 1 June 2019.
Principal supervisor is Dr. You Zhou, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail: you.zhou@cern.ch.
Terms of employment 
The position is available for a 3-year period, covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment follow the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations for Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,207) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.This project has received funding from the Villum Young Investigator Grant.
Formal requirements 
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications
emphasis will also be put on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Application Procedure  
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
The application should contain:
  • 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
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The deadline for applications is 31. March 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.
For further information please contact Dr. You Zhou (you.zhou@cern.ch). Interviews are expected to be held in April 2019.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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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: 31 March 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019