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PhD Fellow in Mobilities and security in a changing Arctic

Eallju – Developing the High North

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus comprehensive university at the international forefront. Our vision is to be a driving force for developing the High North. The Northern Sami notion eallju, which means eagerness to work, sets the tone for this motive power at UiT. Along with students, staff and the wider community, we aim to utilise our location in Northern Norway and Sápmi, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio and interdisciplinary advantage to shape the future.

UiT has approximately 18,000 students, more than 4,000 employees, and is established on four main campuses and seven other study sites in northern Norway and on Svalbard. Our largest campuses are Tromsø, Alta, Narvik and Harstad.

The place of work is Tromsø, a city in growth and constant change, with a varied and innovative business life, diverse cultural life, surrounded by wild and beautiful nature. There is something for everyone, whether you prefer to walk or cycle to work through Tromsømarka, want to enjoy the close by nature or prefer mountain hiking.

The position

Would you like to be a part of establishing Tromsø as the gateway to the Arctic? Do you want to contribute to a sustainable life in the northern part of the world?

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in mobility and security in a changing Arctic at the School of Business and Economics (HHT), Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE).

You will be part of a good and inclusive professional environment. The School of Business and Economics has good and solid partners in the working and business world good relations with clusters and networks.

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The position’s field of research

Arctic is changing in multiple dimensions. Physical and environmental changes in the Arctic are coupled with social and cultural changes. Understanding the changes in the Arctic is essential for a sustainable life on this northern part of the world.

The changes occurring in various spheres (e.g., Earth, air and ocean environments), industry sectors, and societies within and beyond the Arctic have been the focus of research endeavours in both social and natural sciences.

Concurrently, the growing research attention highlights an urgent need for more comprehensive multi-disciplinary approaches.

This PhD project will contribute towards the multi-disciplinary research on the changing Arctic. The contribution is planned by investigating the changing Arctic and its related interactions with mobilities. Mobilities, in this sense, can be broadly approached where resources, goods, services, people, knowledge/ epistemic grounds, for example, are transiting, leaving, and arriving constantly. Mobilities in the Arctic is a relatively new topic for researchers, albeit its activities have been long in practice.

It is expected that a sufficiently refined focus will be attained within a short period of the PhD research commencement.

Focused attention may be given in the area including (but not limited to):

  • Mobilities and secure business environments
  • Mobilities and securing human capital
  • Mobilities and national security 
  • Mobilities in international relations
  • Mobilities and food security
  • Mobilities and existential security

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Young-Sook Lee:

Marius Fiskum

Bilderekke HHT BFE

Qualifications

This position requires a master’s degree or equivalent in a social or natural sciences discipline. As a multidisciplinary doctoral project, a
candidate with a good disciplinary background that can be demonstrated will be given a consideration.

The research will be rooted in an Arctic/Scandinavian context, but with an international focus for communication and with teaching duties included in the position. Applicants must therefore have documented good knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language as well as English. Nordic applicants can document their English capabilities by attaching their high school diploma.

The applicants must present a description outlining the academic basis of the PhD project. This can be delivered in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language or English. The project description shall not exceed 5 pages, literature references included. It must include a description of the theme, research question(s) and a reasoning of the choices. The final project description will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor. It is important that the applicant has a suitable background and is motivated to work on the project.

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. The project description will also be considered. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

We will also emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position. We are looking for candidates who:

  • have a keen interest in multidisciplinary research on mobilities and security in the Arctic
  • have a good level of research and analytical skills and mindset to undertake a PhD
  • have a demonstratively competent knowledge and outcome in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, or at least in one methodology
  • have a strong motivation for dissemination and publication of research findings
  • have good collaboration skills and be able to work independently in a structured manner
  • have good communication and interaction with colleagues and students

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

Admission to the PhD programme

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period. Admission normally requires:

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS.
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS.
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS.

Grade requirements applies both to the master thesis as well as courses part of the master’s degree. The minimum requirements are grade C or better on the master’s degree, and grade C or better on courses that are part of the master’s degree. A grade lower than C in one course may be compensated by a higher grade than C in another course. If the applicant has two subjects with the grade D or lower, the applicant is not qualified for admission. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here.

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree.

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than six weeks after taking up the position.

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

Edvard Kristiansen

Skikjører med Tromsø i bakgrunn

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project
  • Good career opportunities
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV 
  • Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Documentation of proficiency in Norwegian (or a Scandinavian language)
  • 2-3 references with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works (published and unpublished)
  • Project description (5 pages)

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for
applicants
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A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure.

UiT – Developing the High North 

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

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

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) consists of Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH) and School of Business and Economics.

The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields. Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics, resources and environment, markets and management of marine resources. The interdisciplinary profile of the faculty provides good opportunity to develop research projects involving several research groups at the faculty according to its strategy.

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Deadline

19th February 2023

Post expires on Sunday February 19th, 2023

Three-year researcher position in inorganic hydrogeochemistry with focus on geological CO2 storage

Three-year researcher position in inorganic hydrogeochemistry with focus on geological CO2 storage

The Department of Geochemistry at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) seeks applicants with a hydrogeochemical background for a three-year researcher position in inorganic hydrogeochemistry.

We currently experience an increase in our activities within the understanding of hydrogeochemical processes in the deep subsurface in relation to geological storage of CO2. Therefore, we are looking for a new colleague who can contribute with state-of-the-art research for utilization in this new and growing area in Denmark.                                         

Job description

The position is intended to support and strengthen GEUS’ research within inorganic groundwater quality with specific focus on hydrogeochemical processes occurring in the deep subsurface. The main task will be to plan, design, and execute high quality experiments with the common aim to understand hydrogeochemical processes related to geological CO2 storage, and thus eventually help to facilitate reaching the Danish goal to reduce carbon emissions by 70% in 2030. The main focus will be on the experimental work, but depending on the applicant’s interests, some thermodynamic modelling may also be possible.

You will be working closely together with colleagues in our inorganic hydrogeochemistry team, comprising technicians, research assistants, postdocs and senior researchers. The team works with a variety of inorganic hydrogeochemical aspects such as recovery of arsenic from drinking water treatment processes, treatment of polluted soil, groundwater monitoring, and understanding the hydrogeochemical processes related to utilization of the deep subsurface. The team has broad experience working from nanometer- to field-scale, and it is common practice to combine experimental results with numerical modelling. Therefore, the atmosphere in the team is highly collaborative.

Your initial task will be to assist in the execution of several research projects with specific focus on CO2-rock and CO2-cement interactions. In addition, a natural part of the job is to contribute to other cross-disciplinary research projects where understanding of hydrogeochemical processes in the subsurface is of importance as well as to contribute to applications for future funding of our research within inorganic hydrogeochemistry.

Your qualifications

The appointment will be made based on academic qualifications. The researcher is expected to have several of the following qualifications:

  • PhD degree in inorganic hydrogeochemistry, environmental engineering, nano-geochemistry or similar field.
  • Solid experience with experimental work related to hydrogeochemical processes e.g., setting up batch and column experiments in the laboratory.
  • Proficiency in English and academic writing and willingness to learn Danish if not already native speaking.

Additionally, it is preferred, but not essential, that you have experience from projects focusing on CO2 storage in the subsurface, including experimental work at increased pressure and temperature corresponding to conditions in the deep subsurface. We also appreciate if you have experience with coupling of laboratory work to numerical modelling e.g., setting up experiments for validation of numerical models.

The ability to work independently and to plan and carry out complicated tasks are necessary qualifications in the job as well as your active participation in the scientific community and documented research qualifications.

Department of Geochemistry

The aim of the Department of Geochemistry is to understand the fate of chemical substances in soil, groundwater and the deeper subsurface. The activities are characterised by both experimental work in the laboratory, field tests, and numerical modelling. The fate of pesticides and other xenobiotics in soil and groundwater is one of the department’s core research areas. Another research area includes the understanding of hydrogeochemical processes during fluid-rock interaction in soil, groundwater aquifers, water treatment facilities, and deeply situated reservoirs for geothermal use or CO2 storage. We also process groundwater composition data in relation to monitoring of the Danish groundwater. We are a staff of about 30 persons, comprising researchers, consultants, postdocs, technicians, and students.

We offer

  • A creative and interdisciplinary research environment
  • A lively and informal working environment with talented and dedicated colleagues
  • Versatile work duties and good opportunities to influence them
  • Development opportunities with access to courses and other further education
  • Family friendly workplace with flexible hours
  • An active social environment, with a staff association and art society
  • Fitness centre with physiotherapy at the workplace

Salary and conditions of employment

In accordance with the collective agreements between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the relevant eligible trade union.

The appointment area is the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities and its institutions.

The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities considers diversity to be an asset and invites anybody interested, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnicity to apply for the position.

Further information

Please contact the Head of Department Claus Kjøller on tel. +45 51728202, e-mail: clkj@geus.dk.

International applicants can read more about living and working in Denmark on GEUS’ website: http://eng.geus.dk/about/jobs/

Application

The application must include a letter of motivation, a CV, a list of publications with a separate indication of journal papers that are registered in ISI Web of Science, copies of any individual publications of particular relevance to the position and, if relevant, contact details of referees (max. 2). PhD diploma, as well as a summary of the PhD or other material that can document qualifications at researcher level must be enclosed.
Submitted PhD theses that have not yet been defended may be sent with the application and will be included in the assessment. 

You can send your application by clicking on the “Apply for position” (“Søg stillingen”) button. Your application must be with GEUS no later than 12.00 midday (Danish time), February 10th, 2023. Job interviews are expected to take place in Weeks 11 and 12.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The appointment procedure

An expert academic assessment committee consisting of two internal senior researchers will make an individual evaluation of applicants’ academic qualifications, where candidates are deemed qualified or non-qualified in relation to the position advertised. Then an appointments committee decide which of the qualified candidates they want to call for a job interview. The procedure is in accordance with “Circular on the appointment and assessment of academic staff at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland”, Sections 4 and 7.

The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an independent and internationally oriented research institution within the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities, and is part of Geocenter Denmark. GEUS also acts as consultant to public authorities and companies within nature, climate, environment, energy and mineral resources. GEUS is responsible for the scientific exploration of the geology in Denmark and Greenland including shelf areas. GEUS maps, acquires and monitors data, informs the public about geological matters and is the national geological data centre.

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Post expires on Friday February 10th, 2023

Doctoral student in Chemical Engineering

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Faculty of Health, Science and Technology

Sapere Aude—dare to be wise—is our motto. Our students and employees develop knowledge and expertise that enrich both people and the world around them. Our academic environment is characterised by curiosity, courage and perseverance. Gender equality, diversity and a democratic approach form the foundation of our organisation. We are located in an active and scenic region and we promote sustainable development in close collaboration with the wider society.
 
Karlstad University has a total of approximately 1,400 employees and 19,000 students spread across two inspiring campus environments in Karlstad and Arvika.
 
More information at: kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description

The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology invites applications for a doctoral studentship in Chemical Engineering at the Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences.

The Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences has around 65 staff members and offers courses as part of four engineering study programmes as well as the teachers training programmes. The department comprises four subjects: Building and Construction Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Environmental and Energy Systems.

Research and teaching in Chemical Engineering are mainly focused on chemical engineering processes in forest- industrial applications as well as on the chemical mechanisms of the materials’ interactions and properties. Research is conducted in close cooperation with international, national and regional partners from the academy and industry. The department hosts the Pro2BE research environment (Processes and products for a circular bioeconomy; https://www.kau.se/en/pro2be), comprising around 20 researchers. Pro2BE focuses on sustainable solutions for process technology and product applications in the forestry-based industry and broader society. Pro2BE is based on robust regional and national partnerships, and researchers manage and participate in various international projects.

The subject Chemical Engineering and the Pro2BE research environment are currently in an expansion phase and we are therefore seeking a doctoral student The research group has a prominent position in the area of process and materials technology research on the barrier coatings of fibre-based packaging. We study renewable materials and innovative coating techniques using advanced experimental equipment and various modelling techniques.

Duties

The successful applicant will join a team of researchers focusing on chemical engineering aspects of wood fibres, modified cellulosic materials, dewatering and drying as well as computational fluid dynamics, mass transfer models, rheological characterization of complex fluids and renewable packaging solutions. The studies will involve experimental work as well as calculations and modelling of the barrier performance.

The research focus of the doctoral student will be on:

  • To experimentally modify the surface chemistry and properties of the biobased coating materials to affect both rheological and barrier performance.
  • To analyse properties of the biobased and sustainable components into diffusion and solubility by using molecular modelling techniques for fundamental interactions as well as fluid dynamics modelling for the interaction with surrounding liquids and gases
  • To employ different coating techniques, also in combinations, in even smarter ways to achieve barrier functionality and to scale up to pilot or industrial scale, or by using advanced instrumental facilities, to verify successful laboratory results, at Karlstad University and at collaborating facilities

The doctoral student may also take part in teaching activities in courses on BSc and MSc levels of curricula at the Department.

A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral programme consists of 240 higher education credits, including the doctoral thesis, and 120 higher education credits for a Degree of Licentiate. A doctoral student works independently and is prepared to contribute to the subject’s and department’s activities, as well as teaching and administration duties. Such duties may not constitute more than 20% of full-time.

You are expected to actively participate in the day-to-day activities and the workplace community to promote a positive work environment and operational development.

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for doctoral studies, the applicant must meet the general and specific entry requirements (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35)

To meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have been awarded a second-cycle qualification (a Degree of Master), satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were at master’s level, or acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7, Sect. 39).
To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies in chemical engineering, the applicant must have:

  • At least 120 credits in Chemical Engineering or another field of study appropriate to the project,
  • Or a Master of Science in Engineering degree, or equivalent, in Chemical Engineering or another field of study appropriate to the project,
  • Or equivalent qualifications.

A good command in English, oral and written, is required.

Admission and assessment criteria

To be eligible for doctoral studies, the applicant must be considered to have the ability required to benefit from the programme (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7, Sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment.

The assessment will focus on the applicant’s performance in previous studies, the quality of any independent projects completed during these studies, language skills, and whether the applicant intends to be a present and active part of the research environment.

Additional weight is given to:

  • Knowledge and experience of experimental work with chemical engineering equipment
  • Knowledge and experience of physical and chemical modelling, such as Computational Fluid Dynamics and Molecular Dynamics modelling tools
  • a good command of Swedish, oral and written

We seek a structured and flexible person with good written and verbal communication skills. As a doctoral student you need to be good at taking initiatives and work independently.

Terms

Upon admission to doctoral studies, the person will be offered the appointment of doctoral student (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 5, Sect. 3). The position comprises four years of full-time studies, or five years of 80% studies and 20% teaching or other departmental duties. The position is fixed-term — one year initially, followed by possible extensions of a maximum of two years at a time. Starting date by agreement.

The salary for the doctoral studentship corresponds to the standard level of salary for doctoral students at Karlstad University.

Application

Submit the application via the university’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement, for providing translations of any documents written in a language other than Swedish or English, and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted by the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications.

Application should include

  • Letter of application with description of who you are and why you are interested in the position,
  • List of qualifications (CV),
  • Degree certificate with transcripts of courses included, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,
  • Copy of a Master thesis or equivalent,
  • If applicable: Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications,
  • Letters of recommendation, if possible.
  • two references, such as a teacher, supervisor, or previous or current superior

Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content. Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to the following address:
Karlstads universitet
Att: Josefin Rönnqvist
651 88 Karlstad
Sweden

Last day of application: 8 February 2023

State the ref. no: REK 2022/133

We look forward to your application!

The original ad is written in Swedish. This translation carries no legal weight.

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.

HR Excellence in Research
Karlstad University received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and its continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university’s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favorable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4r

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
SalaryThe salary for the doctoral studentship corresponds to the standard level of salary for doctoral students at Karlstad University.
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2022/133
ContactGunilla Carlsson Kvarnlöf, Head of department , +46722221919Agne Swerin, Professor, +46768640031
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-7001714Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-7001434
Last application date08.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Wednesday February 8th, 2023

Doctoral student in technology/engineering education, focus gender studies

Department of Science and Mathematics Education

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before 2023-02-20

Temporary position longer than 6 months 100% Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

We are looking for you who want to complete a research education and study educational issues with relevance for technology and/or engineering education, as well as gender studies. 

In collaboration with the Graduate School of Gender Studies, we at the Department of Science and Mathematics Education are looking for a doctoral student in technology/engineering education. The position is located at the Department of Science and Mathematics Education which focuses on pre-service teacher training as well as research and development in educational sciences. The teachers/researchers at the department are mainly active within science education, technology education, mathematics education, and assessment for learning. You can read more here.

Focus area
Your research as a doctoral student will have a focus on technology teaching in higher education, and we are therefore looking for a doctoral student who is curious about this research area. The problem of gender-biased recruitment to technical education has been a noticeable problem for several decades in Sweden. Various government efforts have been made to change these gender patterns, often without results. In order to understand why technology is still male-coded, better knowledge of teaching and learning processes within the subject of technology is needed. Statistics also show that students from the working class and national minorities are underrepresented in higher education in Sweden. There is a need for an increased understanding of how learning processes in technology subjects relate to issues of power and knowledge, where an intersectional perspective has been lacking so far.

Qualifications
To be admitted to education at the postgraduate level, the applicant must have basic qualifications through a degree at advanced level or completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are at advanced level, or equivalent foreign education or other equivalent qualifications.

Doctoral students can be admitted to postgraduate studies in technology or engineering education via two different syllabuses: educational work or subject matter education, both with a focus on technology. In addition to the basic qualifications, special qualifications are required that are different for the two postgraduate syllabuses.

To meet the requirement of special qualifications to be accepted in the postgraduate program of educational work with a focus on technology, besides meeting the basic qualifications, the applicant needs to have a teacher’s degree or pre-school teacher’s degree and at least one year of professional experience. The degree must include a degree project.

To meet the requirement of special qualifications to be accepted in the postgraduate program of subject matter education with a focus on technology, besides meeting the basic qualifications, the applicant needs to have at least 90 higher education credits in technology and technology education combined. The degree must include a degree project.

To be accepted, it is also required that the applicant can communicate well in English, both orally and in writing, as well as any other skill necessary to take advantage of the education. An interest in gender and power perspectives is a necessity for the position, and prior experiences of working with these questions is therefore a useful qualification.

Conditions of employment
Doctoral students will mainly devote themselves to their own education at the postgraduate level. Employment as a doctoral student is given for the time necessary for the completion of research studies in normal study time, which corresponds to a full-time postgraduate education for four years. At the first stage, the employment lasts for maximum one year, and it is then renewed for a maximum of two years at a time, provided that the individual study plan is followed. A doctoral student can, to a limited extent, work with teaching and administrative work equivalent to no more than twenty percent of full working hours. As a consequence, the term of employment can be extended to a maximum of five years. In addition, the term of employment can be extended further if there are special circumstances, such as parental leave or sick leave.

As a doctoral student, you will participate in the Graduate School of Gender Studies at Umeå University, which has since 2001 co-financed doctoral students at all of Umeå University’s faculties. As a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Gender Studies your will be part of a cross-disciplinary environment and has double residence, within the subject where you are admitted and also in the Graduate School of Gender Studies. You will take part in a unique and dynamic research environment, in which about 30 PhD students are participating in.

The studies start on September 1, 2023. The workplace is Umeå University. Postgraduate education is a campus-based education and cannot be organized as distance education. The doctoral student is also expected to participate actively in the department’s research environment. The salary is decided based on a local agreement of salaries for doctoral students.

According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 12, Section 2), the decision on employment as a doctoral student cannot be appealed.

More information: general syllabuses.

Application
You apply through the e-recruitment system. An application should include:

  1. Description of your research interests and how your interests connect to the focus area of this announcement (maximum 1 page)
  2. Personal letter: qualifications, your background, and what motivates you to apply for a doctoral position in this research field (maximum 1 page).
  3. CV/Curriculum vitae including your contact information, a well-structured description of your education and professional experience, including, for example, in-service teacher training and curriculum development.
  4. An official transcript of courses taken, and grades received from your home university.
  5. Certificate of degrees as pdf.
  6. Essays, project theses, and other types of publications, including popular science texts as long as they are relevant for the research field (e.g., articles in teacher journals) as pdf.
  7. Other qualifications relevant to the employment.
  8. Contact information to two reference persons.

Welcome to submit your application on 20 February 2023 the latest.

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Application deadline

2023-02-20

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-77-23

Contact

Tomas Bergqvist

+4690-7866519,tomas.bergqvist@umu.se

Maria Berge

+4690-7865985,maria.berge@umu.se

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

SEKO

090-7865296

ST

090-7865431

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

Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

PhD fellowship in Fair and Accountable Natural Language Processing

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of SCIENCE

University of Copenhagen

 

The Natural Language Processing Section at the Department of Computer Science invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Fair and Accountable Natural Language Processing. The start date is expected to be 01.09.2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project

The PhD fellowship is offered in the context of a project supported by the Carlsberg Foundation on employer images in job ads led by Pia Ingold and co-led by Isabelle Augenstein. The project team will further include one postdoctoral researcher (to be hired at the Department of Psychology) as well as external partners. The project will comprise studies using methods from experimental psychology, as well as analyses of two existing big datasets on job ads (one in Danish, one in German) using Natural Language Processing.
The role of the PhD student to be recruited in this call will be to research fair and accountable Natural Language Processing methods, which can be used to understand what influences the employer images that organisations project in job ads.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates within the fields of Natural Language Processing. Applicants should hold a MSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related field, and have good written and oral English skills. It is not a requirement to speak Danish or German, but —  given that the project involves research with Danish and German job ad data — an advantage to have some proficiency in Danish or German. The assessment of your qualifications will also be made based on previous scientific publications (if any) and relevant work experience. The ideal candidate would have an education background, prior research or work experience in ML or NLP, as well as an interest in inter-disciplinary collaborations.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?
The Natural Language Processing Section provides a strong, international and diverse environment for research within core as well as emerging topics in natural language processing, natural language understanding, computational linguistics and multi-modal language processing. It is housed within the main Science Campus, which is centrally located in Copenhagen. The section came into effect on 1 January 2021 as a spin-off from the Machine Learning section, to which it still maintains close ties.

Further information about research at the Department is available here: https://di.ku.dk/english/research/.

The successful candidate will join Isabelle Augenstein’s Natural Language Understanding research group (www.copenlu.com/). The Natural Language Processing research environment at the University of Copenhagen is internationally leading, as e.g. evidenced by it being ranked 2nd in Europe according to CSRankings. Additionally, the PhD candidate will be co-supervised by Pia Ingold at the Department of Psychology (https://psy.ku.dk/).

The principal supervisor is Professor Isabelle Augenstein, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, e-mail: augenstein@di.ku.dk. The PhD student will be co-supervised by Associate Professor Pia Ingold, Department of Psychology, email: pia.ingold@psy.ku.dk.

The PhD programme

The PhD fellow will be enrolled into the three years of full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme). Note that this requires having an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

Qualifications needed
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. Computer Science, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Carry out a research project with increasing autonomy from the PhD supervisors
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Active participation in research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in fair and accountable natural language proessing
  • Good English language skills

Application and Assessment Procedure
Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the postion
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if possible)
  6. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:
The deadline for applications is 28 February.2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by unbiased expert assessors. You will be notified of whether you have passed this stage of assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above-mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessors will conclude by stating whether each applicant is qualified. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in weeks 12 and 13.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

WISE postdoctoral position in thin film solar cells

Published: 2023-01-27

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ångström Laboratory provides an innovative and international research environment that can take on technical and societal challenges both now and in the future. The department has 8 divisions including Myfab, our infrastructure for cleanroom-based research.

The division of Solar Cell Technology was founded in 2020, but the solar cell activities at Uppsala University started already in 1984 and developed into a well-established research group. The Solar Cell Technology division consists of about 20 full time active researchers and will expand further in 2023. Read more here: https://www.materialvetenskap.uu.se/solar-cell-technology/

The research within the division of Solar Cell Technology is dedicated to fundamental understanding as well as development of effective and low-cost solar cells based on thin film technologies. The focus is on materials containing chalcogens such as sulfur and selenium, e.g. (Ag,Cu)(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) and Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTS), but also inorganic perovskites, such as BaZrS3.

This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE, wise-materials.org). WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science. Read more: https://wise-materials.org

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Project description
 The project aims at the fundamental understanding of homogeneous, heavily Ag-alloyed CIGSe in both the stoichiometric chalcopyrite (Ag,Cu)(In,Ga)Se2 and Cu-poor (Ag,Cu)(In,Ga)3Se5 ordered vacancy compound (OVC) phases. As these normally form a phase mixture in solar absorber films, which is believed to cause metastabilities and adversely affect solar cells, carefully repeated material deposition and thorough characterization of the resulting films are necessary. The properties to analyze include phase stability and film morphology, band gap energy and edge positions, conductivity type and doping density, light absorption and ionic mobility for dopants. All these will be studied for different alloy compositions and in relation to the conventional CIGSe within this project. The results will be cross-verified by first-principles calculations.

Duties
The duties are mainly related to fabrication of solar cell materials as well as materials characterization and publication of results. This includes synthesis of solar cell materials in the clean-room facility in the Ångström laboratory at Uppsala University, mainly using vacuum based methods and materials characterization, optical and electrical characterization.The film growth will be done using thermal co-evaporation, followed by various treatments, such as thermal annealing, alkali or other dopant layer deposition, and chemical etching. The characterization techniques will include: (i) SEM, TEM, EDS, GI-XRD, Raman scattering, XRF, and GDOES for the deposited materials; (ii) ellipsometry, spectrophotometry, and photoluminescence for optical characterization; (iii) current-voltage, quantum efficiency, capacitance-voltage, and Hall-effect measurements for electrical characterization.

Requirements
For employment on a postdoctoral position you shall have aPhD degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to PhD degree. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

For this employment the requirement is a PhD degree in physics, materials chemistry, engineering physics, materials science or similar with focus on semiconductor materials or solar cells. We require documented knowledge and experience in synthesis and characterization of materials, preferably related to CIGS/CZTS in the form of thin films, using the techniques listed in the project description above.

We require excellent skills in oral and written English.

Additional qualifications
Experience on solar cell fabrication and characterization is a strong merit, as well as handling of vacuum equipment. Experience in materials and electrical characterization is meriting.

We require good skills in independent work, to be able to lead and execute subprojects, to have good ability for collaboration with other researchers and a structured way of working.

Instructions for applying

The applications must contain:

  • A personal letter in English describing yourself, your research interests as well as why you are a good match for this position.
  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Publication list
  • Copies of three publications of special relevance
  • Copy of PhD exam, PhD and master level educational transcripts and other merits of relevance
  • Names and contact details (address, email address and telephone number) to at least two contact persons that have accepted to be references for you. Please state you relation to these references.

The application could be written in English

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as soon as possible or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Charlotte Platzer Björkman, charlotte.platzer@angstrom.uu.se or Dr Kostiantyn V. Sopiha, kostiantyn.sopiha@angstrom.uu.se

Please submit your application by 28 February 2023, UFV-PA 2023/96.

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Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD student in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development/Food Security

Published: 2023-01-27

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

PhD student in Natural Resources/Sustainable Development-Resilient Food Supply

The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans, and from basic research on natural resources to research on how humans can sustainably manage these resources. For more information please visit: The Department of Earth Sciences.

The interdisciplinary research of the Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Programme within the department focuses on the different dimensions of sustainable development. We consider the environment and its natural resources and ecosystem services as an overarching foundation for society and economy and aim to provide knowledge on how to identify, explore for, extract, and utilize natural resources in a safe and sustainable fashion. Our work involves considerations of both natural and social systems and their interactions, often adopting transdisciplinary approaches.

The availability of, and access to food is important for sustaining life on earth. At the same time, the availability of food depends directly on the state of natural resources. The impacts of climate change, environmental degradation, pandemics and the decision to rebuild the total defense of Sweden have all raised questions regarding how food security can be guaranteed at a time of increased vulnerabilities. Self-sufficiency and a dependence on food imports are actively discussed in Sweden. In light of this development, there are several reasons to explore what the present conditions are in developing more resilient regional and local food systems. This project contributes to research on food preparedness and protection of agricultural land with focus on regional and local planning, policy and practice. The overall purpose of the project is to 1) explore and gain an understanding on if/how municipalities work with food preparedness and protection of agricultural land; 2) identify obstacles, opportunities, innovative approaches and possible ways to strengthen co-operations within the municipal organisation, between municipalities and between municipalities and other regional and local key actors.

The project will be conducted in a collaborative interdisciplinary research environment involving Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU) at Uppsala University; the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI).

The PhD student position is placed in Uppsala within the interdisciplinary research program Natural Resources and Sustainable Development.

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Duties
The work of the PhD student will focus on the following objectives: 1) to examine three selected case studies (selection of three municipalities based on the results of a regional survey) and investigate how the municipalities work with preservation of agricultural land and food preparedness in terms of policy, planning and practice; 2) to identify the conditions, opportunities, obstacles and goal conflicts  in realizing it; 3) to investigate innovative municipal and regional initiatives that contribute to the preservation of agricultural land and food preparedness; 4) explore intra- and inter municipal governance as well as collaborations with other local and regional key governance actors for the preservation of agricultural land and strengthen food preparedness.

Requirements
The applicant shall have a university master’s degree in planning, human geography, political science, sustainable development, or equivalent. The successful candidate shall have documented experience in applying qualitative research methods, such as text/discourse analysis, interviews, focus group interviews, observations, stakeholder mapping, and/or ethnographic approaches and experiences of participation processes such as workshops and other types of co-production of knowledge. Good written and spoken Swedish and English language skills are a requirement. Experience in interdisciplinary research is necessary.

Application
The application must contain a letter (two pages max) that briefly describes your motives for applying for the PhD position, how you intend to contribute to the project, as well as relevant skills, qualifications and research interests. The application must also contain a CV, copies of relevant grades, degree project and contact information for two reference persons.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Madeleine Granvik, phone number: +46 70 425 00 53, email: madeleine.granvik@balticuniv.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 24 February 2023 UFV-PA 2023/339.

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Deadline: 2023-02-24 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences

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Post expires on Friday February 24th, 2023

Postdoc position in in Physical Chemistry Focusing on Copper and Tin catalysts for electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction

Published: 2023-01-27

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 260 employees and has a turnover of 290 million SEK. At the department’s six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering programs and master’s programs. More information is available on our website

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University.

This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE). WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science. Read more here.

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.

The researcher will be part of Dr. Haining Tian’s group within the physical chemistry program. 

Work duties
The main duties involved in this position is to conduct research. The candidate will perform research to develop and study copper and tin catalysts for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction. The candidate will collaborate with several groups within Uppsala University.

Requirements
PhD degree in chemistry or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in chemistry. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. 

The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance is attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the amount of publications. A high level of written and spoken English as well as the ability to work in a team is required.

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to i.e. good collaborative skills and drive, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the administrative work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.

Desirable qualifications 
Experience in the preparation of electrocatalysts and advanced spectroscopic measurements, e.g. operando Raman and IR spectroscopy is highly advantageous.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1st June, 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position please contact: Docent Haining Tian, +46 739530993,haining.tian@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 28 February 2023, UFV-PA 2023/371.

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Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Microbiology and Chemical-genetic Screening

At the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology we are seeking a motivated and independent postdoctoral candidate with a keen interest in bacterial stress responses and/or high-throughput chemical screening methods for a two-year position in the group of Associate Professor Clare Kirkpatrick. The position should start on 1 August 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter (open for negotiation).

The position is available as part of a Carlsbergfondet Young Researcher Fellowship on signal-jamming approaches to counteract environmental sensing two-component systems in bacteria. The project will focus on chemical-genetic screening of compound libraries for small molecules which interfere with signalling through the two-component system ChvIG in Caulobacter crescentus and eventually in other alpha-proteobacteria.

The successful candidate will take charge of chemical library choice, screen design and execution, validation and follow-up investigation of selected hits and their molecular mechanism of action. We anticipate that in the long term this project will open new lines of investigation into anti-virulence (rather than classical antimicrobial) strategies for combating pathogenic bacteria, by blocking signals which allow them to perceive the presence of host cells and initiate virulence gene expression.

The group is part of the Research Unit for Molecular Microbiology which offers a collaborative and international research environment with fully equipped shared laboratories including our own chemical screening platform. Opportunities to participate in undergraduate teaching, and co-supervise undergraduate or Master-level projects, are also available.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics or a related field, or should complete the PhD before 1 October 2023. If the PhD degree has not yet been obtained, it must be completed before the start date of the project.
  • Experimental experience with bacterial molecular genetics techniques, (eg. molecular cloning, construction of over-expression or knockout bacterial strains, gene expression analysis by promoter-reporter assay, q-RT-PCR).
  • High intrinsic motivation and capacity for independent work.
  • Excellent scientific communication skills.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experimental experience with high-throughput chemical screening, particularly phenotype-based screens in bacteria or other cell types.
  • Experimental experience with fluorescence or confocal imaging.
  • Experience in working with NGS sequence data (eg. genome resequencing, RNA-Seq).

For more information, contact Associate Professor Clare Kirkpatrick, clarek@bmb.sdu.dk.

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

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
•A copy of one of the candidate’s manuscripts or publications that they consider to be their most significant scientific contribution.
• A statement on why they consider that manuscript/publication to be their most significant scientific contribution (not to exceed 250 words).

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow in Thermally Insulating Foams from Textile Waste

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University with about 160 employees, including about 50 PhD students and about 40 postdoctoral fellows/researchers. The research is focused on materials, including biobased materials, self-assembled materials, porous materials, and inorganic materials. The research projects typically encompass synthesis, processing and multifaceted characterization of materials, with applications related to grand challenges in sustainability, energy and health. More information can be found at: www.mmk.su.se.

Project description
This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE), wise-materials.org. WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science. Read more: https://wise-materials.org.

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers and industry.

The purpose of this project is to develop textile waste-based foams with superinsulating properties (i.e. a thermal conductivity below the value for air) and specific strength in the wet state that is superior or on par to fossil-based insulating materials. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to identify and upcycle fibrillar starting materials from textile waste, develop scalable and environmentally benign processing and cross-linking routes to produce super-insulating and moisture resilient foams, and characterise the structure of the foams with a combination of e.g. SEM, AFM, and SAXS/WAXS. The postdoctoral fellow will also be responsible to characterise the relative humidity-dependent mechanical properties and thermal conductivity with e.g. Hotdisk thermal analyzer and Instron universal testing machine.

Main responsibilities
The candidate will carry a responsibility in planning and performing experiments as well as analyzing data and writing manuscripts. The candidate is expected to work closely with other members in the group and collaborate with researchers from academia and industry.

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

Assessment criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in processing of nanofibrillar foams and aerogels and chemical upcycling of textile waste. It is desired with a problem-solving mind-set combined with a strong track-record of original and innovative research at the crossroads of polymer chemistry and soft matter. Strong skillset in thermal conductivity and mechanical properties is advantageous for the position.

The applicant should have a strong knowledge of English, both orally and in writing and an ability to interact and collaborate.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2023-05-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the the project leader Professor Lennart Bergström, telephone: +46 8 16 23 68, lennart.bergstrom@mmk.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Deadline: 2023-03-13 at 23:59
Unit: Dep of Materials and Environmental Chemistry

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Post expires on Monday March 13th, 2023

PhD Research Fellowship in data and cold-region science

PhD Research Fellowship in data and cold-region science

About the position

A PhD Research Fellowship at the intersection of data and cold-region sciences is available at the Department of Geosciences at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The fellowship has a 4-year duration and will be devoted to research education at the intersection of data science and cryospheric sciences. The PhD project is in particular investigating possibilities to use data science approaches for quantifying mountain permafrost and its hydrological significance under climate change, based on a combination of data science with remote sensing, numerical modelling and field experiments. The position is funded through the University of Oslo dScience centre (www.uio.no/dscience) to which the successful candidate will contribute a working time equivalent of 25%. The PhD fellow will be expected to participate in regular project team meetings and will be able to spend an extended period abroad visiting one of our international collaborators. The PhD fellow is also expected to publish research results in leading international journals and present at major international conferences. Note that no one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than 01.10.2023.

The position is affiliated with the Department’s Section for Physical Geography and Hydrology, which has long-term experience in investigating the terrestrial cryosphere and is involved in various high-level research projects and centers. (See for instance http://www.mn.uio.no/geo/english/about/organisation/geohyd). We offer a lively, friendly and collaborative research environment in cold regions sciences, in particular in glaciology, remote sensing, geohazards, hydrology and geomatics. We participate among others in projects by the European Union and the European Space Agency, for instance its climate change initiative, such that the successful candidate will have excellent opportunity to participate in international research networks.

The position is in collaboration with Centre for Computational and Data Science (dScience) at the University of Oslo (UiO). dScience is a center developing and supporting interdisciplinary research within computational and data science across UiO together with partners in industry and public sector. In addition to hosting research programs and projects, dScience develops mechanisms collecting, managing, and sharing high-quality data for academic and business development purposes in Norway and internationally. dScience focuses on basic, long-term research, creates collaboration across disciplines and sectors, offers community services and contributes to the education and supervision of students.

Job description:

The PhD candidate will combine data science approaches such as machine learning with remote sensing data sets for land cover classification and ground motion, numerical model output related to mountain permafrost (such as the CryoGrid permafrost model), and field measurements related to permafrost hydrology. Candidates with relevant prior research experience in these areas will therefore be given preference. A detailed project plan will be developed in col-laboration with the successful candidate.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or the equivalent in a relevant scientific field, e.g. geosciences, data sciences, geomatics, physics, environmental sciences, or similar. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong background and interest in one or several of data science approaches, remote sensing and numerical modelling.  
  • Applicants should be able and willing to participate in fieldwork in cold environments.
  • Applicants should have an inquisitive nature and desire to work with complex environmental questions.
  • Applicants should show enthusiasm for research, be motivated to learn new techniques and show the ability to work independently, while being an active member of a research team.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

In particular, previous experience with one or several of the following topics will be regarded beneficial in the selection process:
1.    data science approaches such as machine learning and big data methods,
2.    remote sensing of Earth surface processes,  
3.    numerical modelling of permafrost,
4.    geophysical methods for permafrost and mountain hydrology, 
5.    skills in programming and remote sensing processing.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

 https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • A highly dynamic and motivated team of international researchers
  • Career development programmes, professional courses and workshops
  • Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

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

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Andreas Kääb, e-mail: kaeaeb@geo.uio.no

or Sebastian Westermann, e-mail: sebastian.westermann@geo.uio.no

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Ole Rustad, e-mail: ole.rustad@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The geosciences are the studies of the planet Earth and its comparative planetology; the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and cryosphere, the Earth’s surface and its interior. The Department of Geosciences conducts research and teaching in most of the domains of geoscience; geology, geophysics, physical geography, geomatics, hydrology, meteorology and oceanography. The Department is the broadest geoscience research and education environment in Norway. The Department encompasses five sections; Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Study of sedimentary basins, Environmental geosciences and Crustal Processes. We also hosts one Centre of Excellence CEED – Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics. 

The Department aims to contribute to the new and important UN Sustainability Development Goals, and are important contributors to IPCC (UN’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change). The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical- and administrative staff. The Department has more than 200 employees.

Deadline: 15 March 2023
Unit: Department of Geosciences
Campus:
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Post expires on Wednesday March 15th, 2023

PhD student in Physical Geography: Analysis of wetland hydrological regimes from space

Project description 
Agricultural expansion, forestry, hydropower and road infrastructure have heavily altered the hydrological regimes of Swedish wetlands. As a result, there is a growing interest in their hydrological restoration. Yet, hydrological restoration should also target climate change mitigation by controlling resulting greenhouse gas emissions. Knowledge of hydrological regimes is compulsory to guide optimal wetland restoration, but a lack of hydrological monitoring limits this understanding. This project combines hydrological modelling, artificial intelligence, earth observations, and state-of-the-art techniques tracking water levels from space to define the hydrological regimes in 53 wetlands of international importance. The main objective of the applicant will be to quantify comprehensive water surface extent and changes, the spatial and temporal variability of water levels, and define guidelines to prioritise wetland restoration, maximising ecosystem health and climate change mitigation.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, and to fulfil the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of physical geography, the candidate for this position should have acquired a total of 240 higher education credits (of which at least 60 at advanced level), or acquired in some alternative fashion, the equivalent knowledge in geoscience, environmental science or other relevant natural or engineering science.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: 

  • Master Education completed with Hydrology/remote sensing background
  • Programming skills
  • Written and oral proficiency in English
  • The candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position
  • Performing in the Interview for shortlisted candidates
  • Previous experience in any of the following is an asset: google engine, hydrological modelling, altimetry, remote sensing and machine learning.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment 
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact Doccent Fernando Jaramillo, telephone: +46 8 16 47 71, fernando.jaramillo@natego.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why, how and with which technology/methods would you develop the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files)
  • Copy of any scientific published outcomes (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physical Geography

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Fellowships in Extragalactic Astrophysics Cosmic DAWN Center, Niels Bohr Institute

The Cosmic DAWN Center and the HEAVYMETAL project at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen invites applications for PhD Fellow positions starting in September 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

About the Cosmic DAWN Center
DAWN is a center of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and is located at the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Copenhagen and at the Space division of the Danish Technical University (DTU-Space). The center brings together experts in all aspects of early Universe galaxy evolution and is deeply involved in major existing and upcoming surveys with HST, ALMA, Euclid and JWST, theoretical modelling and simulations. 

For more information on the Center's activities and researchers, please see http://cosmicdawn.dk.

The HEAVYMETAL project, funded by the European Research Council, aims to understand the nuclear and astrophysical origin of the heaviest elements in neutron star mergers. 

Who are we looking for?
We invite applications from outstanding candidates with a background in astronomy, physics, or related technical disciplines with strong motivation for doing research within DAWN’s research themes: high-redshift galaxy evolution, epoch of reionization, first stars and galaxies, dust, cosmochemical evolution, and the ISM in the early universe and dark matter, as well as within HEAVYMETAL’s research area: follow-up observations and modelling of neutron star mergers and kilonovae. 

Research projects involving both analysis of observations (including from JWST) and/or theoretical modelling are available. Positions are available for three years for candidates holding a 2-year MSc, or for four to five years in the “Integrated MSc and PhD programme” for very strong candidates holding a 1-year MSc or BSc only.

The PhD programme
Depending on your level of education, you can undertake the PhD programme as either: 

Option A: A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

Option B: An up to five year full-time study programme within the framework of the integrated MSc and PhDprogramme (the 3+5 scheme), if you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree – but you have an education equivalent to a Danish bachelor's degree.

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Option A: Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme 

Qualifications needed for the regular programme
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. Physics, Astronomy or other related technical discipline. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database

Terms of employment in the regular programme 
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years. 

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant. 

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure. 

Option B: Getting into a position on the integrated MSc and PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the integrated MSc and PhD programme 
If you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree, you might be qualified for the integrated MSc and PhD programme, if you have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish bachelor´s degree. Here you can find out, if that is relevant for you: General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.  

Terms of the integrated programme
To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Astrophysics. Students on the integrated programme will enroll as PhD students simultaneously with completing their enrollment in this MSc degree programme.

The duration of the integrated programme is up to five years and depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme, please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.

Until the MSc degree is obtained, (when exactly two years of the full 3+5 programme remains), the grant will be paid partly in the form of 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: “SU-klip”) plus salary for work (teaching, supervision etc.) totalling a workload of at least 150 working hours per year. A PhD grant portion is DKK 6,397 before tax. 

When you have obtained the MSc degree, you will transfer to the salary-earning part of the scholarship for a period of two years. At that point, the terms of employment and payment will be according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision 
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis based on your project

We are looking for the following qualifications

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Relevant publications
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in the research themes of DAWN
  • Excellent English language skills

Application and Assessment Procedure
Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include:  

  1. A statement describing your research interests, experience and background and your motivation for applying for a PhD position at DAWN (maximum 2 pages, text, figures and references included).
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, any publications, language skills and other skills relevant for the position. 
  3. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If the education is not yet completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. 
  4. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline
The deadline for applications is 5 March 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

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.

The further process 
After the deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified whether you will be passed for assessment. 

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions
For specific information about DAWN, please contact Charlotte Mason (charlotte.mason@nbi.ku.dk) or Guarn Nissen (guarn.nissen@nbi.ku.dk). For information about HEAVYMETAL, contact Darach Watson, darach@nbi.ku.dk.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal back. ground to apply for the position.

Deadline: 2023-03-05 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday March 5th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems

About the position

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences has a vacancy for a position as PhD Research Fellow in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems from 01.04.2023.

The position is at the Department of Science and Industry Systems (IRI) and reports to the Head of Department. The place of employment is Campus Kongsberg.

The appointment is for a period of three years, without teaching duties. There is a premise for employment that the PhD Research Fellow is enrolled in USN’s PhD-program in Micro- and Nanosystems within three months of accession in the position.

About the PhD-project

The seminal idea proposed by Feynman of using quantum physics for computational and communication tasks has recently seen an unprecedented surge of investment from public organizations and private companies, bringing the idea of a full quantum-mechanical communication and computation infrastructure –a quantum internet– one step closer to reality.

One of the goals in our group is represented by the development of a theoretical framework for quantum communication using microwave photons, defining strategies for generating and detecting microwave quantum states, which are robust against environmental noise, removing the need for a quantum-coherent microwave/optical interface.

Within this general framework, the PhD candidate will investigate how the combination of superconducting circuit elements, such as superconducting qubits and optomechanical devices, can lead to the generation of exotic quantum states. These states will be the building block for quantum communication in the microwave regime.

An essential role in this research will be played by the general theory of open quantum systems, which will be analysed through a variety of analytical techniques (e.g. input/output formalism, time-dependent variational principle). This approach will be complemented by the development of numerical algorithms that can be regarded as the open-system extension of numerical techniques employed for the simulation of closed quantum systems (t-DMRG).

Depending on her/his expertise and inclination, the PhD candidate might therefore decide to focus either on eminently theoretical or more numerical aspects.

Qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate to work in the field of circuit QED, with particular emphasis on microwave optomechanics.  The project is theoretical, with, in addition, the possibility of carrying out numerical work, involving the use and development of simulation algorithms for quantum systems.

Any previous background in quantum optomechanics, circuit QED or quantum optics is considered as an advantage, but strong candidates from other fields of physics are encouraged to apply as well.

Applicants to the PhD position must have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent higher education qualifications in applied physics or closely related subjects. The applicant must have gained the degree within the commencement date.

It is a requirement that the successful applicant is granted admission to the university’s doctoral programme in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems, which requires an average grade B from Master’s degree, in addition to grade B at the final master project (or equivalent).

Co-operation between staff members is an integrated part of the working atmosphere at the University of South-Eastern Norway. The candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively within a team and in a collegiate manner to formulate and realize common objectives.

Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

Forskning

We offer

  • A stimulating and growing research environment, with good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
  • A good social environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan
  • Opportunity for physical activities within working hours

Salary

PhD Research Fellow (code 1017): NOK 501 200 a year. Further promotion will be based on service in the position. In special cases, employment in code 1378 may be considered (Salary NOK 501 200 – 636 700 a year.)

A statutory contribution will be made from the employee’s salary to the state pension plan.

Other information

Appointment to the position will be carried out by The Appointments Board for PhD Research Fellows. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews and must be prepared to present and discuss their projects.

The successful applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to the position. Please note that approved work permit is a prerequisite for the employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

There are few women employed in research positions at the Department, and consequently women are especially encouraged to apply.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and interview are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to USN. The research area includes technologies referred to in the Ministry’s export control regulations. For your information export license or security clearances may therefore be required.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information act § 25 2 paragraph, information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure. The applicant will be informed if his/her request has been declined.

Contact information

For more information about the position, please contact:
Professor F. Massel, francesco.massel@usn.no.
Head of Department Elisabet Syverud, phone +47 413-60-488

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact:
HR Advisor Karianne Wolff-Sørensen Wiken, karianne.w.wiken@usn.no

How to apply

The University of South-Eastern Norway makes use of online application management. Applicants to the post must register their application and CV with enclosures online via the Jobbnorge recruitment portal by clicking on the link on the right-hand side –  “Søk stillingen” (Apply for the post).

The application must include the following documents:

  • Transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor and Master’s Degrees (120 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis
  • A one page motivation letter
  • Any scientific publications and a list of these
  • Three references (contact information)

The certificates/diplomas should include ECTS grades (A–F) or an explanation of the grading scale. Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should preferably be recognized in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed before employment.

The application will be assessed on the basis of the attached documentation as requested above. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that the required documentation has been uploaded with the application deadline.           

About USN

The University of South-Eastern Norway, USN, is one of Norway’s largest higher education institutions, with around 18,000 students and 1,900 employees across eight different campuses.

We offer studies, research and knowledge dissemination, all targeting various professions and working life and with a high level of quality internationally. Our goal as a University is to create value both for the individual student and for business and commerce, the public sector and society in general. We achieve this by utilising the best tools we have: education and research.

USN is a University with a strong social commitment where studies and working life are integrated. At USN, we focus on practice-relevant, profession-oriented and applied research and education.

The students shall benefit from innovative educational methods and challenging studies closely associated with society’s requirements and needs. They will learn how to adapt to a society and working life that is constantly changing. The University shall meet major social challenges with knowledge and expertise, helping to promote practical solutions, structural changes and new ways of thinking. USN’s academic activities shall be embodied by a clear dedication to the UN’s sustainable development goals. The University aims to realise this main profile in close cooperation with society and working life.

For more information on USN, please go to www.usn.no

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Deadline

26th February 2023

Post expires on Sunday February 26th, 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher/University Researcher, RadoNorm project

Position description

We seek to recruit a early career post-doctoral researcher / university researcher (ca. 5 years from completion of doctoral studies) to develop knowledge on naturally occurring radionuclide (NOR) biogeochemistry and fractionation during mine bio-heap leaching. The work is part of the EU RadoNorm project. The project will be completed at the University of Helsinki in collaboration with scientists from the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland (STUK).

During bio-heap leaching, metal-rich ore is crushed, agglomerated, and put into bioleaching stacks. The stacks are kept aerated and are constantly irrigated through recirculation of acidic production solutions. Indigenous chemoautotrophic bacteria leach metals from the ore under these conditions. The metals are then recovered from the leachates for further processing. The impact of bioleaching and refining processes on NORs is largely unknown. As bioleaching may become more important in the growing green economy, it is important to address the knowledge caveat on NORs. Information on NOR behavior can be used to better inform material / waste management from bio-heap leaching and environmental impact.

The project researcher will be based in Helsinki, and they undertake controlled laboratory studies that replicate common bioleaching approaches that are used on metal rich ores. NOR fractionation, NOR biogeochemistry, and the microbial ecology of the system, will be tracked during the bioleaching process. NOR chemistry and long-term stability will also be examined in waste products.

The project PI is Prof. Gareth Law (University of Helsinki). The lead STUK collaborator is Dr Antti Kallio. The position provides multiple opportunities for collaboration across the project partners and the wider RadoNorm consortium.

 

The position is full-time and is funded for up to three years. The starting date should be in February 2023.

 

Salary and benefits

For a post-doctoral researcher / university researcher, the starting salary is 3500 – 4000 euros/month, depending on previous qualifications and experience.

 

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The University provides support for internationally recruited employees with their transition to work and life in Finland. For more on the University of Helsinki as an employer, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers.

 

Requirements

The applicant should hold a relevant PhD in Radiochemistry, Geochemistry, or Geomicrobiology. Cross-disciplinary experience is very important given the nature of the project. Applicants should have experience of working with complex environmental samples or nuclear industry samples and have experience of working in a wet chemistry laboratory. Field work experience is beneficial. Experience / knowledge of working with radioactivity, radioisotope separation techniques, radiometric methods, geochemical modelling programmes, and speciation techniques are considered a major plus. An interest in radiochemistry pedagogy is essential. Post-doctoral researchers are expected to develop a teaching portfolio and further their teaching skills at the University of Helsinki. The working language of the laboratory and the RadoNorm project is English and therefore good communication skills in English are essential.

 

How to apply

Please submit as a single pdf file:

• Application letter describing motivation, background, and research interests
• CV
• Contact details of two potential referees who have already agreed to provide letters of recommendation
• List of publications (and a link to your Google Scholar profile)

 

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System.

 

The deadline for submitting the application is February 8, 2023. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an online interview soon after.

 

The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of gender identities, and linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

 

Additional information

For more information on the position, please contact Gareth Law (Gareth.law@helsinki.fi).

 

 

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The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.
 
The Department of Chemistry, which is part of the Faculty of Science, is the leading Chemistry research and teaching unit in Finland. The research themes of the Department cover all aspects of Chemistry research, including radiochemistry and environmental chemistry. The Department’s Radiochemistry Unit is Finland’s leading university-based radiochemistry research and teaching laboratory. The successful candidate will join a vibrant laboratory that is home to approx. 40 researchers. The laboratory is one of two laboratories in Europe to offer the EuChemS accredited Euromaster in Radiochemistry.

 

The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland (STUK) is a regulatory control authority of radiation and nuclear safety in Finland. The purpose is to protect people, society, the environment and future generations from the harmful effects of radiation. STUK participates in research and has laboratories for radioactivity determinations and calibration services. The national measurement standards of ionising radiation are maintained by STUK.

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Deadline: 2023-02-08 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Wednesday February 8th, 2023

Researcher 1109 in organic synthesis and radiochemistry

Researcher 1109 in organic synthesis and radiochemistry

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

Researcher 1109 in organic synthesis and radiochemistry

There is a vacancy for a researcher at the Department of Chemistry within organic synthesis and radiochemistry. The position is for a period of 2 years and will be part of the Tracer Development Center in Bergen, which is part of 180°N – Norwegian Nuclear Medicine Consortium. The overarching goal of 180°N is to strengthen research in nuclear medicine connected to the nuclear medicine equipment donated by Trond Mohn Foundation and Tromsø Research Foundation to the universities and hospitals in Trondheim, Tromsø and Bergen.

About the project/work tasks

  • The research area of the project is within development of new synthetic methods and new tracers for positron emission tomography imaging.
  • The main activities will be within organic synthesis, peptide synthesis, synthesis of chelators for radionuclides and conjugation of chelating groups to bioactive targeting molecules such as small peptides, peptidomimetics and antibodies. The work will also include radiochemical labelling using the facilities at the PET center at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen.
  • The candidate will work in a team together with other synthesis-, medicinal and radio chemists. The work tasks will be varied, and you will be given the opportunity to contribute to developing new solution in a research environment that focuses on innovation. The biological evaluation will be carried out by our collaborators.
  • The project aims at developing new methods for radio-labeled PET tracers for preclinical evaluation.

Qualifications and personal qualities

  • We are looking for a candidate with good collaborative and implementation skills with an ability to work focused and structured, both together with colleagues and independently. You are curious and enthusiastic about your work. We are looking for someone that can contribute positively to an engaging and including work environment.
  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within organic synthesis or medicinal chemistry or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • High competence and broad experience in organic synthesis is a requirement.
  • Experience within medicinal chemistry, and/or radiochemistry is a requirement.
  • Experience in coordination chemistry is an advantage.
  • Experience in the use of preparative and analytical HPLC is an advantage.
  • The applicant must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • Experience from multidisciplinary projects will be advantageous.
  • Communication skills and personal suitability for the position will be emphasised.

In the assessment of relevant candidates, both quality and breadth in the candidates’ research will be considered. Personal and interpersonal qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when assessing the candidates.

We can offer

  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment in a research group with good gender balance and focus on collaboration.
  • Position as researcher (code 1109 in the basic collective agreement) and a gross annual salary of NOK 573 900,- (equivalent to pay grade 62) upon appointment. Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well-qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV (must be uploaded as a separate document, max 2 pages excluding publication list)
  • Transcripts and diplomas. If you have not yet completed your PhD, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list) that includes links to doi (digital object identifier) for each of the listed publications.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge

General information

For further details about the position, please contact:

Professor Bengt Erik Haug, Department of Chemistry, phone: +47 55 58 34 68

Associate Professor Erwan Le Roux, Department of Chemistry, phone: +47 55 58 94 91

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. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

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

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

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

 

About The University of Bergen (UiB)

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

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

Deadline: 2023-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry

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Post expires on Tuesday February 14th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Hydrogen Storage for a Stationary Hub

PhD Research Fellow in Hydrogen Storage for a Stationary Hub

Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow in hydrogen storage is available at the Department of Technology Systems, University in Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

Preferred starting date as soon as possible; suggested 1st April 2023.

The fellowship period is 3 years. 

The available PhD Research fellow position is part of the newly established Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) HYDROGENi, which is a collaborative effort from over 50 Norwegian and European partners focusing on research and innovations within hydrogen and ammonia.

The PhD candidate will work closely with our partner company Siemens, and other international academic collaborators with the goal of enabling hydrogen storage for emerging large-scale applications.

Efficient hydrogen storage is key for the deployment of hydrogen as an energy carrier. For safe and effective storage in metal hydrides, the alloy composition needs to be optimized to improve the performances, the cost and environmental sustainability of the medium. The candidate will focus on the synthesis and characterization of low-temperature and low-pressure metal hydrides, for instance TiFe-based materials, and the effect of partial element substitution on the structural and hydrogenation properties, on cycle life and resistance to contamination.

Solid-state synthesis, structural and hydrogenation characterization will be performed at laboratories at UiO, at Synchrotron and Neutron powder diffraction beamlines, and at facilities of our partners. A pilot storage system containing the new metal hydrides will be tested and optimized under realistic conditions of the designed stationary hub envisioned by Siemens.

The candidate will be part of a vibrant research group at the Energy Systems section of the Department of Technology Systems, UiO, at Kjeller, interacting with a team of researchers, PhD and master students, and a network of international colleagues (for instance prof. Jacques Huot, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, among others). Furthermore, the PhD candidate will be part of a national network of PhD candidates through a parallel project HySchool (Norwegian research school on hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels) where ITS is leading the activities on hydrogen storage and distribution.

The research and innovation environment of HYDROGENi will offer a unique opportunity to enable cross-disciplinary ideas towards sustainable introduction and use of hydrogen technologies. With the project the candidate will gain solid foundations to develop competences in a growing field of global relevance.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The norm is as follows:

  • The average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • The average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • The Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English evt. and a Scandinavian language.

English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in chemistry, physics, energy, engineering, or related topic
  • Documented knowledge or research background on metal hydrides, hydrogen technology, energy storage
  • The candidate should also possess good interpersonal and communication skills and show high level of motivation to work as part of an international team
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system

Desired qualifications:

  • Competence in solid-state synthesis (for instance arc melting, ball milling)
  • Experience with X-ray diffraction
  • Familiarity with pressure-composition-temperature measurements
  • Experience with Rietveld refinement
  • Familiarity with other microstructural analysis techniques, such as scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Ability to write in a structured, clear and concise manner

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position.

For more information see: http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/ and http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

Personal skills

  • High interest in the topic
  • Critical thinking, attitude for team work and knowledge sharing
  • Willingness to travel abroad for short periods of research to collaborative partners
  • Positive and inclusive attitude to colleagues and students with various backgrounds and skills
  • Ability to work in a structured manner

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

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

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information about the position and recruitment process, please contact:

Professor Sabrina Sartori, phone: +47 98676975, e-mail: sabrina.sartori@its.uio.no

For technical questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact:

HR Adviser Olga Holmlund, e-mail:olga.holmlund@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The University of Oslo (UiO) is expanding the activity at Campus Kjeller to strengthen our education, research, and innovation in technology for a sustainable future. UiO is a well-ranked research university where the Department of Technology Systems at Kjeller (ITS) is focused on applied research in sustainable energy, autonomous systems, space, and security.

At Kjeller, ITS is co-located with the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI) and the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), which both offer rich opportunities for collaboration. ITS also has a range of interdisciplinary research collaborations that include the UiO Blindern Campus and Oslo Science City, as well as many other national and international institutions and industries.

ITS offers several master level programmes, alone and jointly with other departments: Renewable energy systems, Cybernetics and autonomous systems, Robotics and intelligent systems, and Information security. ITS also hosts the Centre for Space Sensors and Systems (CENSSS), which incorporates operation of an instrument on the NASA Perseverance rover on Mars. A new master program in Space systems is in the planning stage.

The department currently has 9 permanent scientific staff, approximately 35 adjunct staff from the research institutes at Kjeller and from industry, as well as about 20 PhD candidates.

This position is part of an ongoing expansion of the UiO activity at Campus Kjeller. Campus Kjeller is located 20 km northeast of Oslo, between the city center and Oslo Airport. It is a 20 minutes commute with public transportation from Oslo city center to the campus.
 

Deadline: 20 February 2023
Unit: Department of Technology Systems
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

Doctoral student in polymer chemistry with a focus on fuel cell membranes (PA2023/140)

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Kemiska institutionen LTH

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Work duties

The energy system of the future requires environmentally friendly electrolyzers, fuel cells and batteries based on hydrogen as a renewable energy carrier. In these electrochemical systems, ion-conducting polymers and electrolyte membranes are central materials and components. This doctoral project is focused on the development new proton polymer membranes for fuel cells (PEMFC) used in heavy vehicles, e.g. trucks and buses. The project includes organic synthesis and studies of the next generation of these membrane materials. The main goal is to develop new synthesis strategies and new knowledge on how to tailor polymers to effectively combine high proton conductivity at 60-100 ºC under reduced air-humidity with mechanical strength and chemical stability. With an emphasis on the synthesis of new materials, the experimental work includes organic synthesis of new monomers, molecular characterization and polymerization, polymer characterization, fabrication of functional membrane materials, and analysis of electrochemical, mechanical strength and thermal properties with a focus on chemical stability and proton conduction. The project is carried out in collaboration with other Swedish universities and industrial manufacturers of heavy vehicles. The position will involve a limited number of trips to attend meetings conferences and research activities.

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

Admission requirements

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if the applicant:

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

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Polymer Technology if the applicant has passed the degree at the advanced level.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems. Written and oral communication skills Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Other assessment criteria

  • Desirable education is a Master of Science in Chemistry with specialization in organic or polymer chemistry at the advanced level.
  • Experience in organic synthesis and characterization of monomers and / or polymers, especially ionic polymers and polycondensation, is a merit.

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

Terms of employment

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, at least 2 letters of recommendation and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/140
Contact
  • Patric Jannasch, +46462229860
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 06.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2023-02-06 at 23:59
Unit: unit Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (LTH), Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday February 6th, 2023

Postdoctoral researcher, astronomy

Postdoctoral Researcher in Astronomy

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 35,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree at the University of Helsinki. Measured in number of students and teachers, the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is the largest science faculty in Finland. There are some 6,000 students taking a basic degree. Out of them, some 1,000 are postgraduates. There are some 500 international students, and over 200 researchers and teachers from abroad.

We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our research group that is studying Galactic interstellar medium and star formation. The work will be carried out at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki. The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

 

The Department of Physics is a large and multidisciplinary department that offers the most varied university programme in the physical sciences in Finland. At the beginning of 2022, the department employs about 200 people, of which 2 are academy professors, 20 are professors and 5 associate professors or assistant professors. The research at the department and the research-based teaching follow a high international standard, are nationally significant, and promote the mental and economic wellbeing in society.

 

Description

The postdoctoral researcher will be employed at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, for a period of up to 30 months. The researcher will work in a research project financed by the Academy of Finland. The projects studies the initial conditions and the processes of the Galactic star formation using a combination of observations and numerical modelling. The goals include the tracing of the matter flows from cloud scales down to individual proto-stellar cores and the characterisation of the physical and chemical evolution of the interstellar matter (gas and dust) along the star-formation process. The postdoctoral researcher will work on the modelling of interstellar clouds, with possible participation in the observational work. The tasks include the development of radiative transfer methods and the modelling of dust continuum and spectral line observations at infrared and radio wavelengths. The objects range from cloud complexes to cloud filaments, individual pre-stellar cores, and proto-stars. In addition to the purely theoretical and numerical work, the researcher will be engaged in the comparison between simulations (via synthetic observations) and actual astronomical observations. Direct contributions to observations and their data analysis are also possible.

 

The UH Faculty of Science is an equal opportunity workplace committed to advance wellbeing and diversity in science and education. We support the compatibility of work and family-life and promote gender equality in science. The focus on wellbeing is further endorsed by an active wellbeing group. We offer comprehensive preventive occupational health services and general medical care. In addition, all staff are covered by the University of Helsinki’s employee travel insurance and occupational accident insurance. Finland is a very family-friendly country with generous parental leaves, very affordable state-subsidized daycare that is available for all children, as well as world-renowned free primary and secondary education as well as public healthcare.

 

Requirements and eligibility criteria

The employed postdoctoral researcher should have a doctoral degree in astronomy or physics at the time of the application deadline. Good computing skills and good command of the English language are required. Some experience in numerical modelling, programming, and data analysis are essential. Past experience of in star formation studies or interstellar medium studies is considered a plus.

 

How to apply

Please submit your application via our recruitment system on the 20th of February 2023 at the latest. The application should contain the following documents in English:

  1. Cover letter with a short description of the past research experience
  2. CV with a complete list of publications
  3. A copy of the PhD degree certificate
  4. Excerpt from study records or other document listing the completed astronomy studies with grades
  5. Two letters of reference.
     

The contract can start on the 1st of June 2023, or as agreed.

 

Questions of the positions should be addressed to Doctor Mika Juvela, mika.juvela(at)helsinki.fi and questions of the recruitment process and recruitment system to HR Specialist Laura Karppinen, laura.karppinen(at)helsinki.fi.

 

Research fields: Astronomy

Career stage: postdoc

Research Profile: Postdoctoral Researcher

Salary: The position is full time and funded for 30 months. The starting salary will be ca. 3600 euros/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

 

 

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Deadline: 2023-02-20 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

Postdoc within Microbiology

The research field is microbiology. Published expertise with Gram-negative bacteria is required. Experience with cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, 16S microbiome analysis, quorum sensing, crystal violet staining, ultracentrifugation gradients, RNA-seq, qRT-PCR, western blotting, flow cytometry, fluorescence- and electron microscopy, and fluorescence reporter assays is required. The candidate must be fluent in R, including performing differential expression analysis, read mapping, genome analysis, alignments, phylogeny, and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. Excellent written and spoken English is required.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Microbiology as well as teaching and co-supervision of students. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Nina Molin Høyland-Kroghsbo: nmhk@plen.ku.dk 

The position is for two years and is open from May 15th 2023 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 position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

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

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)
  • Separate reprints of 2 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Monday 6 February 2023, 23:59 GMT +1. 

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

Interviews will be held on 23 February 2023.

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

Deadline: 2023-02-06 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Monday February 6th, 2023