Category Archives: Physical sciences/Math

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics

The position

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position vacant from 01.12.2022. The position is attached to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the reserach group in Algebra.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of two years, with a possibility of extending by one more year subject to complementary teaching responsibilities. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant can carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

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 affiliation

The Faculty of Science and Technology consists of the following departments: Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Engineering and Safety, Department of Geology, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Department of Physics and Technology.

The position is at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a leading research department in algebraic geometry, differential geometry, complex systems modeling, and climate science. It provides education at the bachelor, master, and Ph.D. levels. Around 50 people are employed in the department, at the moment there are 21 PhD positions and 3 postdoctoral positions at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The position’s field of research

The position will be attached to the project “UiT Aurora Center for Mathematical Structures in Computations” (MASCOT) funded by the UiT Aurora Centers initiative. The MASCOT Center aims to unify and advance research frontiers in the interplay of pure mathematics and computations by exploring fundamental mathematical structures and their increasing significance for modern algorithms and novel program architectures.

The focus of research will be on novel possibilities to explore the algebraic and geometric nature of computational complexity, and analyze structural methods to reduce this complexity, as well as to adapt these methods to concrete applications in optimization, control theory, and robotics More concretely, the announced position will be attached to a work package on optimization of computations via algebraic and combinatorial approaches to complexity. Here the research will center around mathematical structures that are fundamental for efficient computations, in particular, on the role of symmetry to facilitate and structure computational processes.

Applicants must submit a project proposal that describes how they scientifically can contribute to the MASCOT project. 

Contact

Further information about the position is available by contacting:

Bannerbilde med mennesker og nordlys

Qualifications

For appointment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the applicant must have a Norwegian doctoral degree or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. The successful candidate for this position  ideally have a background in algorithmic algebraic geometry, applied algebra, representation theory  or computational  invariant theory.  However, also experience in neighboring areas such as, for example, combinatorial optimization, algebraic topology, algebraic statistics, complexity theory will be considered valuable for this position.

If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for doctoral degree evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before the start-up date of the position.

Fluency in English is required.

Applicants must submit a 2-page project proposal for the qualifying work, which should be explicitly related to the activity within the MASCOT project. The proposal must include a progress plan. It is required that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidate’s motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position. We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have good collaboration skills
  • Have good communication and interaction with colleagues and students
  • Wants to contribute to a good working environment

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Inclusion and diversity  

UiT The Arctic University i 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 is 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 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. 

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project 
  • Good career opportunities 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • 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:

  • Letter of application
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • 2-page project proposal including progress plan and relevance to the MASCOT project
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all academic degrees)
  • Contact information for 2-3 references
  • List of works and description of these
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work
  • Documentation of teaching experience and qualifications, if applicable

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the written material presented by the applicants, and the detailed description draw up for the position. In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and the project proposal for the qualifying work. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience from popularization/dissemination and academic policy and administrative activity. As teaching reponsibilities may be attached to the position, emphasis can also be attached to teaching experience and qualifications.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview should among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s motivation and personal suitability for the position.

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

The remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

The position may additionally be assigned to teaching and related work for UiT in an amount equivalent up to a 20 % of full-time employment, if the period of employment is extended to three years.

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

UiT wishes to increase the proportion of females in academic positions. In cases where two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.

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

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway 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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

4th September 2022

Employer

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Post expires on Sunday September 4th, 2022

Postdoc position: Artificial atoms coupling to acoustic vacuum


Superconducting qubits can be considered as artificial atoms and atom physics can be studied with these circuits in regimes that are not accessible to natural atoms. In particular, they can be coupled to acoustic modes by placing them on piezoelectric materials. The coupling to the acoustic modes can be made both very strong and frequency dependent. In this project we study how these properties affect the Lamb shift of these artificial atoms. We are looking for a motivated post-doc who is interested in understanding this fundamental problem.

Information about the the project and the division The Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) is a 12-year, SEK 1 billion research program that started in 2018 and aims to take Swedish research and industry to the forefront of quantum technology. Our main project is to develop a high-end quantum computer based on superconducting qubits. WACQT is directed and coordinated from Chalmers University of Technology, however several Swedish universities are involved. The research areas quantum sensing and quantum communication are coordinated from Lund University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, respectively. WACQT also has several industrial partner companies, see Industrial collaboration​.

The centre has also started the gender-balance initiative Women in WACQT (WWACQT) that aims at raising awareness on discrimination, and at supporting the career of women and gender non-conforming scientists in the WACQT community. 

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform microwave measurements at very low temperatures on artificial atoms made from superconducting circuits. You would be part of a big group that has an advanced technological platform, both in terms of nanofabrication and measurement technology. You would be able to study atomic physics in a regime that is inaccessible for ordinary atomic physics. You will fabricate SAW-coupled qubits and do advanced microwave measurements on them.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a PhD in physics. Experience with atomic physics, superconducting circuits or microwave measurements is highly desirable. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement, but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220145 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 2022-08-31
We will start interviewing candidates during the application period.

For questions, please contact:
Professor Per Delsing, Quantum Technology Laboratory
Email: per.delsing@chalmers.se

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



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


Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow on Hydrological Modelling

Key Information

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the international WATNEX project (A water-energy-food nexus assessment of climate change impacts on biomass and hydropower resources) awarded funding by the Research Council of Norway. The main goal of WATNEX is to develop methods to assess impacts of climate change on water resources in river basins by jointly considering energy and biomass sectors (agriculture and forestry). The consortium includes NIBIO, The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, University of Oulu and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

The candidate employed will develop a modelling framework suitable for water-energy-food nexus analyses, and use the framework to quantify water-energy-food interactions and water management options under different climate and socioeconomic scenarios.

The position lasts for two years and will be located at the NIBIO main office in Ås (35 km south of Oslo), and the candidate employed will also work parttime at the NVE office in central Oslo. Travel and research visits in Norway and to international partners is to be expected.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop a framework for water management modelling and conduct scenario analyses in collaboration with national and international research partners
  • Write and publish scientific papers

Professional Qualifications (required)

  • A PhD degree in hydrology, water resources engineering, geosciences, environmental engineering or related fields
  • Relevant publishing in high quality scientific papers
  • Good communication skills in oral and written English

Will be evaluated Positively

  • Communication skills in oral and written Norwegian or another Scandinavian language (Swedish, Danish). Candidates without knowledge of Norwegian language will be expected to acquire such skills within a short period
  • Sound knowledge of hydrology, experience with hydrological modelling at the catchment (river basin) scale, and in process-based modelling 
  • Experience with remote sensing, GIS, statistics
  • Strong computational skills, experience with relevant tools, profound knowledge of at least one programming language
  • Knowledge of hydropower, land use and climate change

Personal Qualifications

  • Ability to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

Salary and Benefits

The position is remunerated according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale as post doctor, code 1352, salary grade 60-67 (NOK 553.500 – 626.300 per year), commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which includes a good occupational pension scheme, occupational injury and group life insurance, and low-interest home loans.

Do you need more Information?

Bjørn Kløve (project P.I.), tel. +47 917 78 114, email bjorn.klove@nibio.no, and Anja C Winger (Head of Department), tel. +47 926 51 967, email anja.winger@nibio.no

How to apply for the Position

Please send your application describing your research interests and CV electronically via the link on this page. You may submit copies of your diplomas and letters of recommendation as an attachment along with the electronic application.

Other Information

We would like to point out that information about applicants may be subject to public disclosure, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), Section 25. An applicant may request to be exempted from inclusion on the public list of applicants. If the request for confidentiality is denied, the applicant will be notified thereof.

About diversity and inclusion – for applicants living in Norway:
In accordance with the Norwegian Civil Service equal opportunities policy, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply – regardless of age, gender, functional disabilities, gaps in CV or national or ethnic background. As a government agency, we have the opportunity to provide positive special treatment for applicants who have a disability, gaps in their CV or immigrant background. Positive special treatment means, among other things, that you will more easily come to the interview. Read more about this here (in Norwegian only).

About NIBIO and the Department

The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) has its activities within agriculture, food, climate and the environment. The Institute conducts research and management support, and provides knowledge for use in national preparedness, governmental and district management, industry, and the society at large. NIBIO is owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, has 700 employees, with its main office in Ås, Viken County (35 km south of Oslo) and is present in all parts of the country.

The Department of Hydrology and Water Environment is one of six scientific departments in the Division of Environment and Natural Resources. We conduct research, management support and contracted tasks covering av broad range of disciplines within water quality, hydrology, groundwater, wastewater solutions, precipitation field analyzes, environmental statistics and measures in the watercourse measures. In our work we use a variety of methods and models to predict effects from climate and land use changes on the aquatic environment.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

4th September 2022

Post expires on Sunday September 4th, 2022

Wallenberg postdoc position: Reducing stray radiation and thermalizing superconducting qubits


Our research group strives to build a quantum computer based on superconducting qubits. State of the art superconducting qubits are cooled to very low temperatures and should be in their ground state. However, all measurements show that they are excited to about 0.5% (often more). The detailed reasons for this are not understood. This subproject aims at solving the problem of overheated qubits. As a postdoc in this project you will work with very advanced technology and be part of a Swedish-Finnish collaboration, you will travel to Finland as a part of your work.

Information about the research and the divisionThe Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) is a 12-year, SEK 1 billion research program that started in 2018 and aims to take Swedish research and industry to the forefront of quantum technology. Our main project is to develop a high-end quantum computer based on superconducting qubits. WACQT is directed and coordinated from Chalmers University of Technology, however several Swedish universities are involved. The research areas quantum sensing and quantum communication are coordinated from Lund University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, respectively. WACQT also has several industrial partner companies, see Industrial collaboration​.

The centre has also started the gender-balance initiative Women in WACQT (WWACQT) that aims at raising awareness on discrimination, and at supporting the career of women and gender non-conforming scientists in the WACQT community. 

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform microwave measurements at very low temperatures on superconducting circuits. You will do accurate population measurements of superconducting qubits, as well as design and test of cryogenic equipment that thermalizes the qubits better and avoids stray IR-radiation. This also includes testing cryo- and vacuum-compatible black materials that are black in the appropriate frequency ranges.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a PhD in physics or neighboring areas. Experience with cryogenics, superconducting circuits and microwave measurements is highly desirable. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement, but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220144 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 2022-08-31
We will start interviewing candidates during the application period.

For questions, please contact:
Professor Per Delsing, Quantum Technology Laboratory
Email: per.delsing@chalmers.se

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



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


Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in theoretical plasma physics


Information about the division and the research 
Stimulated by major challenges in science and the need to attain a sustainable society, the Department of Physics strives to provide a creative, collaborative, and inclusive environment for academic research, learning, outreach, and innovation. We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological, and theoretical challenges in fields ranging from fundamental and materials physics to nanotechnology and energy research. We have a strong teaching commitment at all levels, from undergraduate to PhD. We are situated in a stimulating and creative environment with attractive facilities located in central Gothenburg.

The Division of Subatomic, High-Energy and Plasma Physics performs research on theoretical and experimental subatomic physics, mathematical and high-energy physics, plasma and fusion physics, as well as nuclear physics. This diversity of research topics allows us to connect fundamental questions about the particles and forces governing our Universe to energy-related research. The methods of our investigations are also diverse and complementary, and range from theory and computer simulations to experiments. 

The Plasma Theory group within the Division conducts research on acceleration and radiation generation in magnetic fusion, laser-produced and astrophysical plasmas. The potential applications range from cancer therapy and material diagnostics, to improved design of magnetic fusion devices for energy production.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral positions in theoretical plasma physics focused on high-intensity laser matter interactions.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform your research in a research group. The research will be focused on the study of the plasma dynamics in laser-wakefield acceleration, in particular simulation of schemes for production of ultrashort electron-bunches, as well as synthetic diagnostics of the laser-plasma accelerator and effects of electron bunch induced strong fields on various materials.

Qualifications
You should have a PhD in physics or a related area, awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers), strong mathematical and numerical skills and previous experience from plasma physics (preferably laser-plasma interaction). The work includes both theoretical analysis and numerical simulations. The successful candidate is expected to interact closely with members of the research group. The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220378 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

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

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

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

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 2022-08-31

For questions, please contact:
Prof Tünde Fülöp, Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics,
Email: tunde@chalmers.se,
Phone: +46317723180


*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 



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


Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Wallenberg postdoc position: Qubit decoherence from ionizing radiation


We are looking for a motivated postdoc who is interested in decoherence of superconducting qubits. In collaboration with a Canadian group and SnoLAB in Canada we will investigate correlated errors in qubits caused by cosmic radiation and radioactivity. Measurements will be made both at ground level and 2 km underground in SnoLAB. The aim of this project is to understand qubit errors from ionizing radiation and to find ways to avoid and reduce such errors.

Information about the research programThe Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) is a 12-year, SEK 1 billion research program that started in 2018 and aims to take Swedish research and industry to the forefront of quantum technology. Our main project is to develop a high-end quantum computer based on superconducting qubits. WACQT is directed and coordinated from Chalmers University of Technology, however several Swedish universities are involved. The research areas quantum sensing and quantum communication are coordinated from Lund University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, respectively. WACQT also has several industrial partner companies, see Industrial collaboration​.

The centre has also started the gender-balance initiative Women in WACQT (WWACQT) that aims at raising awareness on discrimination, and at supporting the career of women and gender non-conforming scientists in the WACQT community. 

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform microwave measurements at very low temperatures on superconducting circuits. You will do coherence measurements on multiple-qubit samples and look for correlated errors. Measurements will be done both at Chalmers, at Waaterloo and at SnoLab to understand the origin of such correlated errors. An important task would also be to find ways to reduce the correlated errors and/or the impact of them.

As postdoc you would be part of a big group that together strives to build a quantum computer. This particular subproject aims at removing or circumventing a potential road-block towards the main goal. You would work with very advanced technology and be part of a Swedish-Canadian collaboration. Travels to Canada would be part of the work.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a PhD in physics. Experience with superconducting circuits and microwave measurements is highly desirable. Knowledge of cosmic radiation and radioactivity is also a merit. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement, but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220143 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 2022-08-31 
We will start interviewing candidates during the application period.

For questions, please contact:
Professor Per Delsing, Quantum Technology Laboratory
Email: per.delsing@chalmers.se

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



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


Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Post-doctoral position in the theory of quantum skyrmionics


Information about the research and the project 
Recently, an umbrella notion of quantum materials has emerged. It encompasses condensed matter systems with emergent electronic properties, either because of strong correlations or topological order. The emergence may be inherent to the material itself, for instance high-temperature superconductors, or engineered through nano technology into heterostructures between different materials. Our own expertise lies in self-consistent studies of unconventional superconductors applied to describing their thermodynamic ground state, transport properties such as charge and heat conductivities, describing tunnelling probes, vortex states and mesoscopic devices. We are curiosity driven and we connect our efforts to ongoing relevant experimental and theoretical activities at Chalmers and elsewhere.

Within this project we will develop theoretical methods and numerical algorithms to study complex order and transport in quantum matter and low-dimensional strongly correlated electron systems. The focus for this postdoc position is to work in close collaboration with the experimental groups of Yasmine Sassa, Attila Geresdi and Saroj Dash at Chalmers and to provide theoretical support and modelling of quantum skyrmions. Together we propose to investigate magnetic materials exhibiting skyrmion ordering. We will focus on two key breakthroughs:
• Strong coupling between a planar skyrmion lattice and a superconducting resonator.
• Individual coherent control and readout of a single skyrmion.

Two postdoc positions on the experimental aspects of this project are also open for applications (see here and here).

Information about the department 
At the division Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory (AQP lab) at the department of microtechnology and nanoscience (MC2), we work on theoretical aspects of future high-performance nano-electronic systems. Our research covers a broad spectrum of problems, everything from the fundamental problems to the very applied ones.
We work in close collaboration with experimental groups, both at MC2 and at other universities. Our major research interests cover quantum information processing with superconducting electronics, mesoscopic superconductivity and transport in nanostructures, and graphene and other 2D materials.

The MC2 Department houses a state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom facility. The QDP/QT Labs has the most modern equipment for experiments at low temperatures (millikelvins) and with microwaves.

Major responsibilities
This postdoc position is aimed at theoretical modeling of quantum materials and devices. The work will be performed mainly in a theory team and in close collaboration with experimental work at Chalmers.

Qualifications
To qualify for this position you must hold a PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Theoretical Physics or equivalent, awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).

Desired qualifications:
* Documented supervision skills are a merit.
* Experience of developing new solution strategies in the description of quantum materials and quantum devices.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years. 

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220383 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

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

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

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

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 2022-08-31

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Tomas Löfwander, MC2/AQP,
Email: tomas.lofwander@chalmers.se,
Phone:+46-31-772 8031

Prof. Mikael Fogelström, MC2/AQP,
Email:mikael.fogelstrom@chalmers.se,
Phone: +46-31-772 3196

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 



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


Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nonlocal Aspects of Topological Superconductivity at the Niels Bohr Institute

The Center for Quantum Devices is seeking one or more postdoctoral fellows to investigate nonlocal aspects of topological superconductors under the ERC Synergy Grant “NONLOCAL" from 1 December 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Research projects range from charge detection of Majorana modes, realization and manipulation of Majorana states in artificial Kitaev chains, phase-controlled topological states, and anyons in fractional quantum Hall effect. Candidates should have a PhD in condensed matter experimental physics, mesoscopic electron transport, or experimental solid-state quantum information science.

The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups spread across condensed matter and superconducting qubit experiments with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Nonlocal Aspects of Topological Superconductivity as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The position is a fixed-term employment for 2 years with possible for extension upon mutual agreement.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information about QDev can be found at www.qdev.dk. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.ku.dk).

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • If possible, please list up to three scientists that you have worked with closely in your past research. (We will contact you for your consent if we wish to contact these.)

Scientific writing and communication will be in English.

The deadline for applications is 2 October 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Deadline: 2022-10-02 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 2nd, 2022

Two PhD Fellowships in Deep Learning for Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modelling – 211-1177/22-2H

 Two PhD Fellowships in Deep Learning for Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modelling

PhD Projects in Theory and Application of Deep Learning
for Remote Sensing Data and Predictive Modelling of Ecosystems

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of SCIENCE

University of Copenhagen

The Machine Learning Section at the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) invites applicants for two fully-funded PhD fellowships in Theory and Application of Deep Learning for Remote Sensing Data and Predictive Modelling of Ecosystems.

Start date is expected to be December 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project

The research will be conducted in the Machine Learning Section at the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) in collaboration with the  Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management. The PhD candidates will join a team developing and analyzing machine learning algorithms that help in achieving sustainable development goals. The work will be part of the research projects DeReEco: Deep Learning and Remote Sensing for Unlocking Global Ecosystem Resource Dynamics (https://ai.ku.dk/research/research-projects/dereeco/) and Risk-assessment of Vector-borne Diseases Based on Deep Learning and Remote Sensing (https://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/news/research-in-denmark-will-protect-cities-in-africa-against-malaria-mosquitoes/).

The goal of the announced PhD fellowships is to combine machine learning, remote sensing, and physical modelling to monitor, predict, and simulate changes in ecosystem properties – such as human settlement structures, agricultural use, livestock, tree and forest cover, water bodies, and carbon stocks.

  • The first PhD will focus on novel deep learning algorithms for the analysis of satellite- and drone-based remote sensing data (images and 3D point clouds).
  • The second PhD will focus on combining physical modelling, machine learning (in particular deep learning), and efficient computation to develop models of ecosystems that allow for high spatiotemporal accuracy.

When applying, the cover letter should indicate if the applicant has a preference for one of the two PhD topics.

Principal supervisor is ELLIS Fellow Professor Christian Igel, Department of Computer Science, igel@di.ku.dk. The projects will be co-supervised by Professor Rasmus Fensholt, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of machine learning (ML). Applicants should be interested in basic research in ML as well as applications of ML to the analysis of ecosystems. Applicants can have a background in computer science/engineering and applied mathematics/statistics. Experience in working with imaging data, in particular from remote sensing, is a plus.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

The University of Copenhagen is consistently listed as one of the top universities in Europe. Within computer science, it is ranked second in the European Union according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021. The Department of Computer Science, founded by Turing award winner Peter Naur, offers a friendly and thriving international research and working environment. The Machine Learning Section is closely linked to the ELLIS Unit Copenhagen (https://ellis.eu/) and the Pioneer Center for Artificial Intelligence (https://di.ku.dk/ai-centre/).

Copenhagen is one of the 10 most livable cities in the world with a rich culture within music, theater and associations. Life for families is made easy by a publicly supported daycare and health care system, dual career opportunities, maternity/parental leave and six weeks of paid annual vacation. International candidates may find information on living and working in Denmark here. Useful information is also available at The International Staff Mobility office (ISM) at the University of Copenhagen (link). ISM offers a variety of services to international researchers coming to and working at the University of Copenhagen. 

The PhD programme

The PhD programme is a three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme).

********************************************************************************

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. computer science. 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 a maximum of 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 with 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 the 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 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 basic research and in developing ML methods that help in achieving the sustainable development goals
  • Good 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), stating if you have a preference for one of the two PhD topics
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, 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 not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  4. Publication list (if possible)
  5. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

The further process
After 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/.

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 37.

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: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Doctoral student in Cellular Biophysics

Logo for KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Solna.jpg

School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: biological physics

Technical development of microscopy is fast and lead continuosly to groundbreaking discoveries in biology and medicine. This has attracted much attention and e.g. the nobel prize has been awarded for the development of technology in both light- and electronmicroscopy during recent years. In our research group, we work with the development of both the microscopy technology and its application.

We have now an open position for a doctoral student and search for a candidate with a strong interest for applied biophysics and biophysical measurement technology. Our research projects concern development of new technology and new methods for applications primarily in cellbiology. We have choosen to study the energy supply in cells as an application for our new technologies. In the doctoral project, mitochondria in cultured cells and tissue will be studied. We want to explore some basic questions about the dynamics of mitochondria in relation to the cell’s energy needs, both over time and space. For those studies we need to develop both ultra-sensitive measurement technology and new methods to support studies of fine details and processes in living cells.

Applicants shall have a master degree in physics, engineering physics, biotechnology or medical engineering.

Our research group is located at SciLifeLab (http://www.scilifelab.se) with a mix of physicists, physicians and biologists. At SciLifeLab, we also operate the national infrastructure for super-resolution microscopy.

Supervision: Hjalmar Brismaris proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission

What we offer

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2hApKmApI%3Frel%3D0
Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2022-1079
ContactHjalmar Brismar, brismar@kth.se
Last application date01.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for position

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

PhD Research Fellow in user-oriented climate prediction

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?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=oyaThmIq6Kg%3Fautoplay%3D0%26modestbranding%3D1%26playsinline%3D0%26rel%3D0%26start%3D0%26enablejsapi%3D1%26origin%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobbnorge.no%26widgetid%3D1

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in climate prediction at Geophysical Institute, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4 th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The position is related to Centre for Research-based Innovation – Climate Futures.

About the project/work tasks

The PhD position will be part of the Centre for Research-based Innovation – Climate Futures (https://www.climatefutures.no/) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Climate Futures is a new and ambitious centre set up to generate long-term cooperation between companies, public organizations and research groups across sectors and disciplines to help manage climate risks. The position will also be associated with the Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit (http://bcpu.w.uib.no/) that focuses on developing improved climate prediction for the North Atlantic Sector on sub-seasonal to decadal timescales, and the candidate will have the possibility to engage with the business partners of Climate Futures.

Great progress has been made in climate prediction during the last decade. Nevertheless, prediction models still exhibit large errors and underestimate skill in many regions. Particularly problematic is the order of magnitude underestimation of predictable dynamics in the North Atlantic sector—this has become commonly referred to as the signal-to-noise paradox. The PhD position will focus on better characterizing this signal-to-noise errors on different timescales, regions, and societally relevant parameters. The causes of these errors and approaches to mitigate them will be also explored. The work will involve extensive analysis of model output, and the application of modern statistical approaches.

The candidate will work in a highly international working environment as part of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) and the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen. BCCR is the largest climate research centre in the Nordic countries and among the leading centres in Europe with around 200 scientists from 37 countries. In the Climate Futures group there are about 15 researchers based in Bergen. As a PhD the candidate will also be part of the national research school on changing climates in the coupled earth system (CHESS) which offers a wide variety of PhD courses, as well as the Early Career Forum at Climate Futures.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education in statistics, atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics, or other related disciplines. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 08.08.2022. It is a condition of employment that the master has been awarded before employment.
  • Documented knowledge within one or more of the subjects: meteorology, climatology, machine learning, or traditional statistical methods, is a requirement.
  • Experience and proven knowledge in scientific programming using Python, R, Matlab, Julia, C/C++ or similar is a requirement.
  • Experience with meteorological or climatological data analysis is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • The project involves several Norwegian user communities and proficiency in Norwegian will be an advantage.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the PhD position 

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed over the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department and will be decided by the head of department upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training

As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally stimulating working environment
  • salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200,-. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • 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 for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master’s degree. Your master’s degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 08.08.2022)
  • relevant certificates/references
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

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 Noel Keenlyside, Geophysical Institute, noel.keenlyside@uib.no, or dr. Erik Kolstad, NORCE/head of Climate Futures, ekol@norceresearch.no, who will both co-supervise the PhD Research Fellow.

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

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

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

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

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Illustrasjonsbilder fra Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=nrtp6VxMeJ4%3Fautoplay%3D0%26modestbranding%3D1%26playsinline%3D0%26rel%3D0%26start%3D0%26enablejsapi%3D1%26origin%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobbnorge.no%26widgetid%3D2

Banner HR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

About 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. 

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoc in Privacy and Machine Learning

The Machine Learning Section at the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral research position in the domain of privacy-preserving machine learning (ML) for medical applications, initially with a focus on secure multiparty computation, deep learning, and tree-based ML algorithms. The research will be conducted in collaboration with researchers in cryptography from Aarhus University. The postdoc can spend the time freely at DIKU in Copenhagen and at Aarhus University.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within machine learning and cryptography and participation in the Digital Research Center Denmark (DIREC). The postdoc will be supervised by ELLIS Fellow Prof. Christian Igel and Assistant Prof. Peter Scholl

The position requires a solid background in cryptography. Knowledge in machine learning and multiparty computation is a plus. Successful candidates must have demonstrated their ability to publish in top-tier venues in machine learning (NeurIPS, ICML, KDD, COLT, CVPR) and/or cryptography (Crypto, Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security).

Inquiries about the position can be made to Christian Igel.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.di.ku.dk/english/.

The position is open from 1 November 20022 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.

Our groups and research – and what do we offer?

The thriving international research groups in Aarhus and Copenhagen offer a welcoming and friendly environment, with a strong emphasis on openness and collaboration.

The University of Copenhagen is consistently listed as one of the top universities in Europe. Within computer science, it is ranked second in the European Union according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021. The Machine Learning Section is part of the Department of Computer Science (DIKU), which was founded by Turing award winner Peter Naur. It closely linked to the ELLIS Unit Copenhagen (https://ellis.eu/) and the Pioneer Center for Artificial Intelligence (https://di.ku.dk/ai-centre/). Copenhagen is one of the 10 most livable cities in the world with a rich culture within music, theater and associations. Life for families is made easy by a publicly supported daycare and health care system, dual career opportunities, maternity/parental leave and six weeks of paid annual vacation. International candidates may find information on living and working in Denmark here. Useful information is also available at The International Staff Mobility office (ISM) at the University of Copenhagen (link). ISM offers a variety of services to international researchers coming to and working at the University of Copenhagen.

The Cryptography & Security Group at Aarhus University is located within the Department of Computer Science, which is one of the top research centres in Europe within both theoretical and experimental computer science. It is home to one of the world's largest research groups in cryptography, who conduct world-leading research in a range of topics including secure multi-party computation, headed by Prof. Ivan Damgård.

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)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Interviews will be held in October 2022.

Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Postdoc position in management of fast growing broadleaves and their role in a bio-economy

Ref 2022.2.5.1-2814

Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

SLU is one of the world’s highest ranked universities in several subject areas and is ranked #1 in forestry (CWUR). At our centre we carry out research, teaching and dissemination of scientific findings with direct application to the sustainable management of forests. We have a multidisciplinary profile, with global relevance and specialized expertise on forests and forestry as complex socio-ecological systems. We closely collaborate with multiple stakeholders and conduct applied research in silviculture, forest ecology, pathology, policy and planning. We teach bachelor, Masters and PhD level courses addressing all of these subject areas.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/

Duties:

We are seeking a highly motivated person to conduct research on management of fast growing broadleaf trees species to enhance production and reduce the risks of climate disturbances such as droughts, which will be increase in the future. This understanding is critical for sustaining future biomass supply and understand stand development. The successful candidate will as part of a postdoc position conduct research how management systems and climate change influences production, economy and biomass quality. The project will focus on understand how different management systems influences competition between trees within a plantation, and the effect on climate change. The project will also have a focus on understanding how site conditions influences biomass production. For this research, we will use existing data that will be complemented with new measurements within the project. There is also a great possibility to include your own ideas and thoughts to the project. The work will consist of both outdoor fieldwork and laboratory work. 

Qualifications:

We are seeking for a highly motivated person with a PhD degree in biomass production, silviculture, forest science, forest management, biology, biostatistics, forest restoration or equivalent, with ideally a focus on understanding biomass production systems, stand development, growth modeling, drought effects on plant growth and plant physiology. Applicants should also have:

  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Excellent knowledge in data analysis and modelling using R, or similar programs
  • Experience in writing and publishing of peer-reviewed articles
  • Experience in work with dendrology
  • Ability to contribute to a positive environment in an inclusive and diverse team
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Taking pride in original and high-quality work
  • Experience or an interest in novel technologies
  • Works well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Have strategic and creative mindset
  • Driver’s license and willingness to perform fieldwork
  • Willingness to participate in mentoring undergraduate research. 

We offer you: 

  • Possibility to publish in high impact journals
  • A stimulating work environment
  • Possibility to join a research team
  • Possibility to contribute with your skills and personality.
  • Warried work tasks and great freedom to develop your own ideas together with colleagues.
  • Participation in national and international scientific conferences and meetings
  • Collaboration with end-users in government and industry
  • Mentorship and support in an expanding team
  • Opportunity to contribute novel and original insights to forest management in the face of global change.

As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Form of employment:

Temporary employment 24 months, with possible extension. 

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

According to agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2022-09-01, use the button below.

Your application should consist of:

  • A one-page motivation or reflection discussing your personal interest in the topic.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Publication list
  • Contact information for two academic references
  • Copy of your PhD thesis
  • Copy of PhD degrees
  • Copy of one selected publication.

Academic union representatives:

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


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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

www.slu.se

Contact person

Henrik Böhlenius

Associate Professor, senior lecturer in extension

+46 702796832

Henrik.Böhlenius@slu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Doctoral student (lic) Bio-based composite materials for sustainable roads

Logo for KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Borggård_varbi.jpg

KTH, School of Architecture and Built Environment

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

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Bio-based composite materials for enhancing the sustainability in road infrastructures 

We are looking for a doctoral student for a licentiate in highway engineering. In the project, we want to investigate the applicability of lignin in asphalt. Our target is to study lignin-modified asphalt mixtures through a synergetic combination of 3D imaging techniques, based upon X-ray and neutron radiation sources, multi-scale chemo-mechanical testing, and computational modelling. The work is carried out in close collaboration with several partners in Europe and requires very good ability to work independently. Tests campaigns in several facilities will be carried out (Lund University in Sweden, ILL in France, PSI in Switzerland). 

Supervision: Nicole Kringos and Maria Chiara Cavalli is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission

What we offer

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

We are looking for a candidate with good knowledge in imaging techniques for asphaltic materials and with experience using Python and C++.

Previous experience of experimental campaigns at synchrotron facilities is of advantage.

Strong experimental skills, ability to develop asphalt test setups, as well as to organize and successfully perform the experiments in an asphalt laboratory, is a plus.

Very good English language skills in speech and writing are a priority requirement for the position.

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Licentiate degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2hApKmApI%3Frel%3D0
Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentEnligt överenskommelse
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberA-2022-1484
ContactNicole Kringos, professor, e-post:nicole.kringos@abe.kth.se Maria Chiara Cavalli, universitetslektor, e-post:mcca@kth.se
Last application date01.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for position

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

PhD position within bioelectrochemical systems for wastewater treatment and resource recovery

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant PhD–position related to bioelectrochemical systems (BES) for wastewater treatment and resource recovery. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed.

The PhD project will investigate innovative wastewater management technologies for a circular economy approach by combining energy and nutrient recovery for wastewater treatment applying bioelectrochemical systems.

Waste biorefinery concept allows for converting waste and wastewater into energy and materials and is gaining more importance with increasing need for substituting finite resources for achieving a circular economy. Biogas can be produced from organic wastes through anaerobic digestion, which converts biodegradable components into biogas. However, the methane concentration in biogas is often around 60%, and the upgrading process for purification of methane is energy- and cost-intensive. Bioelectrochemical system using microorganisms as bio-catalysts is an emerging biogas upgrading technology, in which carbon dioxide is converted into methane. During the process, simultaneous biogas upgrading, and biofertilizer production from nutrients present in wastewaters can be achieved. Biobased fertilizers, as a result of nutrient recovery from waste streams, can substitute synthetic fertilizers, which is crucial for a transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy.

The PhD project will focus on the design of a concept that will allow for a combined biogas upgrading and nutrient recovery using sustainable and low-cost electrode materials such as biochar in bioelectrochemical systems. The project will investigate bioelectrochemical approaches aiming at 1) carbon dioxide utilization for biogas upgrading 2) nitrogen and phoshorus recovery in the form of a biobased fertilizer.

The university fully funds the PhD position. The PhD candidate will work as a part of Resource Recovery research group. The research activities in this PhD project will be carried out as a part of the research center Bio4Fuels, a national center of excellence focusing on research on biofuels and value- added products from biomass. The ambition of the Bio4Fuels Centre is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector through sustainable and economic production of biofuels. Bio4Fuels is funded by the Research Council of Norway’s scheme for Centers for Environmentally friendly Energy Research (FME). The research is carried out by seven Norwegian research partners (NMBU, SINTEF, NTNU, NIBIO, RISE-PFI, IFE and USN) in cooperation with more than 40 user partners (leading national and international industries, public bodies, NGOs), as well as leading international research partners. For further information, see: https://www.nmbu.no/bio4fuels.

An application for a PhD position at NMBU is at the same time an application for admission to a PhD programme at the institution. The documentation that is necessary to ensure that the admission requirements are met must be uploaded as an attachment.

Main tasks

  • Review of the scientific literature and state-of-the-art on bioelectrochemical methods for wastewater treatment
  • Design of experiments on nutrient recovery and biogas upgrading applying bioelectrochemical methods
  • Design, assembling and running lab scale experimental setups
  • Data collection: laboratory observation of basic principles; formulation of the technology concept; experimental proof of concept and validation in lab
  • Analysis of wastewater samples
  • Advanced statistical analysis and other data sciences techniques for the handling of the collected data
  • At least 3 publications in internationally scientifically indexed journals
  • 2-3 presentations at international scientific conferences

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

NMBUVannprøve

Competence

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year master’s degree or a cand.med.vet. degree, with a learning outcome corresponding to the descriptions in the Norwegian Qualification Framework, second cycle. Candidates submitting MSs thesis within 15 August 2022 may be considered. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

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

Required Academic qualifications

  • Internationally recognised Master’s degree with high academic standing in Environmental Engineering, Chemical/Process/Bioprocess Engineering, Biochemistry, Environmental Science or related discipline

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Previous experience with bioelectrochemical systems including microbial fuel cells or microbial electrolysis cells is emphasized
  • Practical experience with water and wastewater quality analysis or related analytical techniques
  • Design of experiments
  • Statistics for environmental engineers or similar
  • Experimental experience, preferably in bioelectrochemical systems
  • General knowledge and experience within water and wastewater treatment technology and engineering
  • Experiences in scientific writing and publications in international scientific journals and conferences will be considered an advantage

You need to:

  • Have interest in applied scientific research
  • Be a team player
  • Be a self-motivated and well-organised candidate with good communication skills

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017. PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 501.200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Dr. Pelin Kocatürk Schumacher, Associate professor in Water and Environmental Engineering, E-mail: pelin.kocaturk.schumacher@nmbu.no; phone +47 67 23 14 94

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicants

NMBU

Solcellepanel

Application

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

Application deadline: 31.08.2022

In the application, the candidate must confirm that information and documentation (in the form of attachments) submitted via the job application can also be used by NMBU in a possible admission process.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • A letter of intent that includes a personal statement and a research proposal outline (max. 2 pages)
  • Complete CV 
  • ‘Abstract’ or ‘summary’ of the Master thesis
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e. Di-ploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English in accordance with NMBU PhD regulation section 5-2 (3)
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge (for example, list of scientific works). If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.


 Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

PhD student in Communication Systems within WASP Graduate School

Linkoping

Ref LiU-2022-02636

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

The department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) is central to the engineering education at the Institute of Technology, one of four faculties at Linköping University, and this regards both basic and applied knowledge. The research is based on industrial needs, and ranges from basic research to direct application in collaboration projects.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/isy

We are looking for a PhD student in Communication Systems within WASP Graduate School.

Your work assignments
Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems.

The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. Read more: wasp-sweden.org

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry. Read more: wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school

The planned research focuses on large-scale decentralized machine learning (DML) over spatially distributed wireless nodes through device-to-device (D2D) communication. Relevant research topics include distributed access control, system-level performance analysis, communication efficiency and energy efficiency aspects of D2D-assisted DML. 

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
The position in placed in the Division for Communication Systems, welcome to read more about us at liu.se/en/organisation/liu/isy/ks

Your qualifications
You have graduated at Master’s level in Electrical Engineering or Applied Mathematics with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses in Electrical Engineering or Applied Mathematics. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

Applicants must have very good mathematical maturity and have programming skills. You shall also have very good English skills, orally and in writing.

Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at Doctoral studies at Linköping University

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression. More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than September 30, 2022.

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

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives – diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact persons

Zheng Chen

Assistant professor

+46(0)13 282571

zheng.chen@liu.se

Erik G Larsson

Professor and Head of Division

+46(0)13 281312

erik.g.larsson@liu.se

Lina Florvik

HR partner

+46(0)13 281925

lina.florvik@liu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday September 30th, 2022

Doctoral Candidate and Postdoc to join the Chemical Engineering research group

Application closes on

21.8.2022

Unit

School of Chemical Engineering

Job category

Doctoral candidates

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well.

This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The School of Chemical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. It combines natural

sciences and engineering in a unique way.

The Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering is looking for

Three Doctoral Candidates and one Postdoc to join the Chemical Engineering research group

Chemical Engineering research group at Aalto University, department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-chemical-and-metallurgical-engineering) has funding available for three new doctoral student and one post-doctoral researcher positions. The projects are related to separation process and multiphase flow modeling and experimental thermodynamics connected to separation processes. The projects are starting in August-October 2022. Upon agreement, doctoral student projects could be started as a MSc thesis, but with a strong commitment to continue towards a PhD degree. Doctoral theses are expected to be finalized within four years, and the post-doc position is for three years maximum.

The available project scopes are as follows. The first project is primarily for a post-doc researcher and the others for doctoral students:

1) Modeling of gas-liquid-solid fluidization, especially in large scale systems. The applied models include computational fluid dynamics (CFD) appended with suitable multiphase modeling tools, especially Discrete element method (DEM). The project is industrially funded with a focus towards renewable raw materials. This project is specifically looking for a post-doc researcher.

2) Modeling of liquid-liquid extraction with rigorous mass transfer, population balance and fluid flow approaches. Relevant models range from simple correlations to computational fluid dynamics. The project is industrially funded and motivated by improving current modeling approaches especially with novel renewable feedstocks to chemical industry.

3) Research on using ionic liquids as absorbents for in-situ shifting of reaction equilibria related to renewable chemical production. The work includes experimental work in the fields of phase equilibria and separation processes, as well as model-based analysis of the results. The project is funded by Academy of Finland and done in collaboration with the National research institute in Finland (VTT).

4) Research on fractionation of chemically recycled plastics. Experimental work is related to phase equilibria and separation processes and connected to model-based analysis of the results. The project is funded by Business Finland with a large industrial consortium around chemical recycling of plastics. Research part is done in collaboration with the National research institute in Finland (VTT) whose responsibility is in the pyrolytic decomposition of waste plastics, while our part is subsequent fractionation and related downstream processes.

You will join the Chemical Engineering research group lead by prof. Ville Alopaeus

Your background and expertise

For the Doctoral positions you’ll have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in chemical engineering, chemistry or closely related field. Exceptionally motivated students looking for a funded MSc thesis position are also considered. We expect you to have a good knowledge of separation processes, thermodynamics and mathematical modeling, emphasis varying depending on the position applied. Strong motivation to learn more about these is the most important prerequisite.

For the Postdoctoral positions you’ll have a Doctoral degree in a relevant field like chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics. We expect you to have a good knowledge of fluid mechanics and mathematical modeling, and a strong motivation to contribute to science in these fields.

If you are chosen for this Doctoral candidate position, you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering. Thus, please check the student information and admission criteria https://www.aalto.fi/en/study-options/aalto-doctoral-programme-in-chemical-engineering. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.

What we offer

We offer an inspiring academic environment with close collaboration with industry. We expect you to be a strong team player and motivated towards world-class academic achievements with relevant potential engineering applications and industrial impact.

Aalto University applies the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health care.  Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities, commuter ticket benefit and Unisport offers versatile exercise services with staff discount.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our online recruitment system by using the link on Aalto University’s web page (“Apply”).

Please include the following documents in English.

  • Motivation letter (maximum one page) including your personal preferences for the available projects
  • CV and other proof of scientific activity (publications, conference papers etc.)
  • A certified copy of master´s degree certificate and an official transcript of records. For the post-doc position also a copy of doctoral degree certificate is required.
  • Any other supporting documents, such as recommendation letters

The call is open until August 21st, 2022. The possible interviews will be organized using video meetings.

For further information, please contact Professor Ville Alopaeus (email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi)

Aalto University’s employees and visitors please note: you should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> Career -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using your existing Workday user account.

About Finland

Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland

More about Aalto University:

Aalto.fi
twitter.com/aaltouniversity  
facebook.com/aaltouniversity
instagram.com/aaltouniversity

Interested?

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply now!

Post expires on Sunday August 21st, 2022

PhD student in Applied Physics within SOFTWEAR Doctoral Network (PhD student 2)

PhD student in Applied Physics within SOFTWEAR Doctoral Network (PhD student 2)

Linkoping

Ref IFM-2022-00331

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

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

We are looking for a PhD student in Applied Physics within SOFTWEAR Doctoral Network. (PhD student 2 – Additive Manufacturing of soft textile actuators)

Your work assignments
The PhD student will progress additive manufacturing (incl. 3D-printing) of soft actuators for wearables by developing new additive manufacturing methods and materials that will enable deposition and patterning of multiple materials (passive and active) monolithically integrated in/on textiles. The PhD student will start by learning to fabricate soft actuators based on ionic Electro-Active Polymers using traditional methods such as spin-coating and electrosynthesis and thereafter convert these methods to 3D printing. The PhD student will also develop/adapt ionogels so that they can be 3D printed. Employing the developed 3D printing methods and new ionogels, the PhD student will fabricate complex multilayer devices comprising ionic Electro-Active Polymer actuators fully integrated in/on textiles for wearables. 

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
The work will be carried out at Division of Sensor and Actuator Systems (https://liu.se/en/research/sensor-and-actuator-systems ) under the scientific guidance of Assoc Prof Edwin Jager. The Division of Sensor and Actuator Systems carries out research, undergraduate and postgraduate education within Applied Physics, in areas such as soft actuators, soft robotics, bioelectronics, biosensors, and gas and environmental sensing.

The PhD student will become a member of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Network SOFTWEAR (www.softwear-dn.eu). The network will comprise 12 PhD students from 10 European Universities. SOFTWEAR is a highly interdisciplinary Doctoral Network in the emerging and rapidly growing field of wearables, with a unique focus on soft actuators for wearables and exoskeletons. The primary objective of SOFTWEAR is to train young researchers in the multidisciplinary science of soft actuators for integration in wearables and augmenting textiles. This will be achieved by merging chemistry, physics, mechanics, electronics, textile technology, design, human-technology interaction and ethics in a truly interdisciplinary manner, while teaching essential skills in ethics, product development, IPR and industrial realisation, thus providing a unique added value to the careers of the Researchers. This will be accomplished by on-the-job training on innovative research projects developing beyond-the-state-of-the-art soft actuator technology and integrating this into active garments and soft exoskeletons. The research will be carried out at leading academic groups and by immersion in applied projects at the industrial partners. The position will require traveling to participate in Training Schools and secondments of several months to academic and industrial associated partners.

Your qualifications
You have graduated at Master’s level in material science, mechanical engineering, (applied) physics, engineering biology, biophysics, (organic) chemistry, or related fields. with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

Experience in additive manufacturing (3D-printing), smart textiles, wearables, soft actuators, electroactive polymers, linear actuators, or electrochemistry is meritorious.

You are passionate about science and engineering and have a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. You enjoy teamwork with colleagues in a multicultural setting but are also able to work on your own. You should adept at thinking at a system level, be interested in applications and enjoy building and testing working devices. You should be highly motivated, taking initiative, problem solving, communicative, quality minded, flexible, and eager to learn. You can both write and speak English fluently. You must be willing to travel to secondment hosts and Training Schools.

Formal requirements from MSCA:

  • No previous doctoral degree.
  • Mobility Rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary (i.e. Sweden) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their date of recruitment

Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at Doctoral studies at Linköping University

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date
By agreement, but latest January 2023.

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 2 September 2022.

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

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives – diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact persons

Edwin Jager

Associate professor and Head of Division

+46 13 28 12 46

edwin.jager@liu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday September 2nd, 2022

PhD Project in Developing Resource Efficient Machine Learning Methods

The Machine Learning Section at the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in developing resource efficient Machine Learning methods, with a focus on improving the environmental sustainability of deep learning methods. This PhD project is part of a European research consortium “SustainML”, and is financed by the European Research Council.

The start date is (expected to be) 1 November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project

Data sets as well as deep learning models are constantly getting bigger, requiring exponentially increasing computational resources in the last few years. Consequently, the energy consumption and the corresponding carbon footprint of training deep learning systems have also grown considerably.

In this project, we aim to investigate resource-efficient machine learning methods. This can be at the level of developing novel algorithms, learning paradigms, or hardware optimization techniques that can result in reductions in the resources required when training and deploying Machine Learning pipelines. Methods that reduce the amount of required training data, labelling, energy consumption, and carbon costs are of particular interest.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates broadly within the field(s) of computer science with an interest in machine learning and environmental sustainability. Applicants can have a background in other related disciplines such as applied mathematics, signal processing and electrical engineering.  Applicants from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

The Machine Learning Section is a part of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen, and the ELLIS Unit Copenhagen (https://ellis.eu/). The department is heading 2 centers within Artificial Intelligence: the SCIENCE AI Center and the Pioneer Center within Artificial Intelligence. The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is ranked number 2 in the European Union according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021.

The Department of Computer Science offers a friendly and thriving international research and working environment with opportunities to build up internationally competitive research groups. Copenhagen is one of the 10 most livable cities in the world with a rich culture within music, theater and associations. Life for families is made easy by a publicly supported daycare and health care system, dual career opportunities, maternity/parental leave and six weeks of paid annual vacation. International candidates may find information on living and working in Denmark here. Useful information is also available at The International Staff Mobility office (ISM) at the University of Copenhagen (link). ISM offers a variety of services to international researchers coming to and working at the University of Copenhagen.

Supervisory duties will be shared by Assistant Professor Raghavendra Selvan (raghav@di.ku.dk) and Professor Christian Igel, Department of Computer Science, igel@di.ku.dk.

The PhD programme

The programme is a three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme).

Qualifications needed for the PhD programme

To be eligible for the 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, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Design. 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.

Responsibilities and tasks in the 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 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
  • Good 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. Motivation letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, 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 not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  4. Publication list (if possible)
  5. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is Monday 22 August 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

The further process
After 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. 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 week 37.

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: 2022-08-22 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 22nd, 2022