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Aalborg University

PhD Stipend in Electromagnetic Interference Analysis and Mitigation of Highly Integrated Power Electronics in Motor Drives (14-22092)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy, a PhD stipend is available within the general study program Energy Technology.

The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 1st January 2023 or soon after. The position is for 3 years.

Job description

Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. AAU educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community.

AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. AAU  Energy  has  a  very  international environment  and  covers  all  areas  of  clean  and  sustainable  energy systems  of  the  future  within  electrical,  thermal  and  mechatronic  energy technology.  AAU  Energy  has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is located in Aalborg.

The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the  future.  AAU  Energy  has  approx. 300  employees  of  many  nationalities,  of  which  25  are  administrative staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world.

Research  and  teaching  are  in  the  absolute  world  elite  in  the  field  of energy,  and  we  have  extensive  and leading  workshop  and  laboratory facilities,  where  research  and  innovation  are  carried  out  in  direct collaboration with industry to a great extent.

The  position  is  offered  in relation  to  the  research  program  “EMI/EMC  in Power  Electronics”  and the  PhD Student will be positioned to the section for “Applied Power Electronic Systems”.

The position is part of an integrated HIgh-speed POwer systems for industry and mobile applications (HIPO), which is a Doctoral Network in Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) program running from 2022 to 2026 in Europe with 6 academic institutions: LUT, KIT, CHALMERS, DTU, Aalborg and UNIPI. HIPO project is aimed to train 10 innovative and highly skilled doctoral candidates (DCs) in the field industry and mobile applications. This position is one of the 10 doctoral student positions in the MSCA HIPO doctoral network. The candidate will get strong guidance from supervisors from universities and one guiding expert from industry, to get the best understanding on latest industrial aspects.

You  also  will  be  in  a  very  good  position  to  join  R+D  departments  of Energy  Companies  and  to  apply  for  a postdoc position in any of the top EU academic institutions. You will have a balance knowledge of Technology and Business Models, and a set of relevant scientific publications, a PhD Degree and, potentially, international patents. The  main  objective  of this PhD  project  is to  develop  a  new  systematic  approach in  characterizing EMI noise generation and propagation mechanisms in motor drives. Equivalent electrical circuit diagrams to understand  behavioral characteristics will  be  developed.  This  will  result  in  suitable  equivalent  electrical circuits and digital twin to predict EMI behavior of the system which can consequently enable possibility of applying  feasible  mitigation  methods and  design  trade-offs.  This  will  ensure  obtaining  high  power  density power electronics in motor drives with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) feature.

As a trained researcher you will have many opportunities to develop an industrial career in any part of the world, but especially in the EU. You will be trained in electric, power electronic and ITC technologies and in business models,  and  have  a  secondment  in  a  complimentary  training environment  as  part  of  your assignments. You will have a balance knowledge of Technology and Business Models, and a set of relevant scientific publications, a PhD Degree and, potentially, international patents.

The expected outcomes from this project are as follows:

  • Design for EMC strategy for highly integrated power electronics
  • Analytical-based EMI modeling graphical user interface (GUI) tool with significant improved calculation time
  • Optimized EMI filter design to obtain maximum power density based on developed EMI digital twin
  • Set of validated test results and designing an EMC optimized power electronic hardware prototype


The research  topic  will  be  contextualized  in  WP-5  sustainability  of  high-speed  drives,  being  supervised  by Associate  Prof.  Pooya  Davari  in  AAU Energy,  and  with  a  complementary  secondment  Danfoss  Drives (Denmark).

Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility conditions for MSCA Early-Stage Researchers: 

  • they must have obtained their master’s degree in the past 4 years and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the past 3 years. Applications of candidates not fulfilling these eligibility conditions will not be considered.
  • be eligible to enroll or be enrolled in the University PhD program (https://www.phd.engineering.aau.dk/)


For consideration, interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation•Diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), and the academic transcripts.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publications (if applicable)
  • Project description (4-5 pages), which describes the applicant’s initial thoughts and ideas related to the specific project applied for. This includes a brief state-of-the-art (including short list of references), a time schedule and how the applicant intends to shed light on the project objectives. All documentation should be in English and merged in a single PDF document. Please, note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Applicants are required to have an excellent academic background with a master’s degree or equivalent in Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or any other related discipline, with skills in Power Electronics. Applicants who are in the final phase of their master’s degree are also encouraged to apply but have to complete the master before starting the fellowship.

  • Motivation and potential for research activities. Ability to work independently and in a team. Be innovative and creative. Keep an open mind.
    Expertise with the following topics: Electromagnetic Theory, EMI/EMC in power electronics and motor drive applications.
  • Expertise with the following engineering tools and programming languages: Optimization, ANSYS, MATLAB, PLECS, DSP programming.
  • Prior experience on any of these topics will be valued: Hardware and PCB designing, parasitic extraction and EMI filter design.•Excellent English language skills (both oral and written). Publications in international journals/conferences will be valued.
You  may  obtain  further  professional  information  from  Associate  Prof.,  Pooya  Davari,  +45  99408461, pda@energy.aau.dk.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: ld@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk 

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Read more about AAU at www.aau.dk.
Read more about the AAU Energy at www.energy.aau.dk.
Read more about the HIPO project at https://www.lut.fi/en/projects/hipo 

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

14-22092

Deadline: 2022-12-12 at 23:59
Unit: AAU Energy

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday December 12th, 2022

PhD Stipend in Integrated Design for Reliability of Motor Drives in High-Power High-Speed Machines (14-22093)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy, a PhD stipend is available within the general study program Energy Technology.

The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 1st January 2023 or soon after. The position is for 3 years.

Job description

Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity,  welfare  and  culture  of Danish  society.  This  is  accomplished  through  research,  research-based education,  public  sector  services  and  knowledge  collaboration.  AAU educates  students  for  the  future  and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community.

AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. AAU  Energy  has  a  very  international environment  and  covers  all  areas  of  clean  and  sustainable  energy systems  of  the  future  within  electrical,  thermal  and  mechatronic  energy technology.  AAU  Energy  has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is located in Aalborg.

The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the  future.  AAU  Energy  has  approx. 300  employees  of  many  nationalities,  of  which  25  are  administrative staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world.

Research  and  teaching  are  in  the  absolute  world elite  in  the  field  of energy,  and  we  have  extensive  and leading workshop  and  laboratory facilities,  where  research  and  innovation  are carried  out  in  direct collaboration with industry to a great extent. The position is offered in relation to the research program Power Electronic Control, Reliability and System Optimization and the PhD Student will be positioned to the section for Applied Power-Electronic Systems.

The position is part of an integrated HIgh-speed POwer systems for industry and mobile applications (HIPO), which is a Doctoral Network in Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) program running from 2022 to 2026 in Europe with 6 academic institutions: LUT, KIT, CHALMERS, DTU, Aalborg and UNIPI. HIPO project is aimed to train 10 innovative and highly skilled doctoral candidates (DCs) in the field industry and mobile applications. This position is one of the 10 doctoral student positions in the MSCA HIPO doctoral network. The candidate will get strong guidance from supervisors from universities and one guiding expert from industry, to get the best understanding on latest industrial aspects.

You  also  will  be  in  a  very  good  position  to  join  R+D  departments  of Energy  Companies  and  to  apply  for  a postdoc position in any of the top EU academic institutions. You will have a balance knowledge of Technology and Business Models, and a set of relevant scientific publications, a PhD Degree and, potentially, international patents.
The main objective of this PhD project is to develop a new systematic approach for Integrated Design for Reliability of Motor Drives in High-Power High-Speed Machines. Integrated design of drivetrain in high-power  high-speed  machines  (HPHSM)  is  an  effective  technical  approach  to  enhance the  overall  system efficiency, safety and power-to-weight ratio. Power converters are one of the main parts of these systems that  control  the machine  speed  and  torque  by  driving  an  electrical  machine.  In  order  to obtain  a  high efficiency, and high power-to-weight ratio, the power converter should be appropriately designed.
Various factors  affect  the  converter  performance  including  operating conditions,  electric  machine  specifications, cooling   system   characteristics, converter   topology   and   power   modules   technologies.   Therefore, an integrated design approach is required to combine different disciplines of control and operation, cooling and thermal modeling, mission profile analysis, electric machinery, mechatronics and mechanical vibration. This will guarantee desired performance, i.e., reliability and efficiency of the power converter with respect to its weight.

As a trained researcher you will have many opportunities to develop an industrial career in any part of the world, but especially in the EU. You will be trained in electric, power electronic and ITC technologies and in business models,  and  have a secondment in a complimentary training environment as part of your assignments. You will have a balance knowledge of Technology and Business Models, and a set of relevant scientific publications, a PhD Degree and, potentially, international patents.

The expected outcomes from this project are as follows:

  • Integrated design for reliability approach in highly integrated power electronics
  • Analytical reliability modeling considering multi-physics failure mechanisms in power electronics in motor drives
  • Optimized  power  converter  design  considering  critical  failure  mechanisms  to  obtain  high  power density based on developed multi-physics reliability model
  • Set of validated test results and designing a reliable power electronic hardware prototype.

The  research  topic  will  be  contextualized  in  WP-5  sustainability  of  high-speed  drives,  being  supervised  by Prof. Frede Blaabjerg at AAU Energy, and with a complementary secondment Danfoss Drives (Denmark).
Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility conditions for MSCA Early-Stage Researchers:

  • they must have obtained their master’s degree in the past 4 years and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the past 3 years. Applications of candidates not fulfilling these eligibility conditions will not be considered.
  • be eligible to enroll or be enrolled in the University PhD program (https://www.phd.engineering.aau.dk/)

For consideration, interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), and the academic transcripts.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publications (if applicable)Project description (4-5 pages), which describes the applicant’s initial thoughts and ideas related to the  specific  project  applied  for.  This  includes  a  brief  state-of-the-art  (including  short  list  of references), a time schedule and how the applicant intends to shed light on the project objectives. All  documentation  should  be  in  English  and  merged  in  a  single  PDF  document.  Please,  note  that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Applicants are required to have an excellent academic background with a master’s degree or equivalent in Energy  Engineering,  Electrical  Engineering,  Computer  Science  or  any  other  related  discipline,  with  skills  in Power  Electronics.  Applicants  who  are  in  the  final  phase  of  their  master’s  degree  are  also  encouraged  to apply but have to complete the master before starting the fellowship.

  • Motivation  and  potential  for  research  activities.  Ability  to  work  independently  and  in  a  team.  Be innovative and creative. Keep an open mind.
  • Expertise  with  the  following  topics:  Condition  and  Health  Monitoring  of  Power  Electronics,  Power Electronics Reliability, design for reliability, Weibull Analysis, wear-out modeling.
  • Expertise with the following engineering tools and programming languages: Optimization, MATLAB, DSP programming.
  • Prior  experience  on  any  of  these  topics  will  be  valued:  Machine  learning/deep  learning,  Data analytics.
  • Excellent English language skills (both oral and written).
    Publications in international journals/conferences will be valued.

You may obtain further professional information from Frede Blaabjerg, AAU Energy, phone: +45 21292454, email: fbl@energy.aau.dk

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: ld@adm.aau.dk ,  phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk 

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Read more about AAU at www.aau.dk

Read more about the AAU Energy at www.energy.aau.dk.
Read more about the HIPO project at https://www.lut.fi/en/projects/hipo

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

14-22093

Deadline: 2022-12-12 at 23:59
Unit: AAU Energy

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday December 12th, 2022

PhD stipend in carbon capture storage impurities and corrosion modeling (14-22105)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU Energy, a position as PhD in modeling of impurities and corrosion for carbon capture storage (CCS) is open for appointment from 15-12-2022 or soon hereafter. The position is fixed for 3 years and will be positioned in the Energy Metropolis of Denmark, Esbjerg, at the AAU campus.

Job description

The project is part of the InnoMission call that invests in mission-driven green research and innovation partnerships that will significantly contribute to society’s green transformation and the development of sustainable climate technologies for the benefit of Denmark and the rest of the world. The Danish government designates four specific green research and innovation missions that will contribute to the green transition nationally – one of them being the collection and storage or use of CO2. More information about the InnoMisson call for the collection and storage or use of CO2 can be found here: InnoMission – CCUS

Job description 
CCS is considered to become a key intermediate technology in reducing CO2 emissions, and it would be difficult to achieve the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C pathway target without it. CCS is a vital but temporary solution in sectors that are hard to decarbonize. Thus, it has been agreed upon that CCS will play a big part in the future climate policy in Denmark. The political agreement in Denmark has resulted in a total grant pool for CCS of €2 billion in the coming years. The support will be divided into two parts. The first part of the pool will be implemented in the short term to kick-start the market. Esbjerg will likely play a central role in establishing a CCS industry as the current offshore industry in Denmark is centralized around Esbjerg due to its geographical location close to the North Sea. Besides, CCS is also part of the seven missions at AAU Energy: “Circularity and carbon capture in the energy sector,” which emphasizes the department’s strategy of keeping strengthening its position in the CCS research domain.

The main challenge is: if, how, and when CCS would become commercially feasible through either high national CO2 taxes, trading CO2 permits, or direct and indirect governmental support. In that context, the transportation method and the determined legislative quality of the CO2 will greatly impact the cost. For CO2 capture and storage deployment, understanding the impact of impurities in the gas or dense phase CO2 stream arising from fossil fuel power plants or other large-scale industrial emitters is of fundamental importance to the safe and economical transportation and storage of the captured CO2. Transportation of CO2 involves a risk of significant releases in case of pipeline rupture, which can endanger the surroundings as CO2 is transported under very high pressure and in large quantities. Therefore, transportation of CO2 to a storage site using high pressure must be governed by safety, environmental and economic considerations. Especially the concentration of impurities, such as O2, H2O, H2S, and NOx, in the CO2 stream can affect the pipes’ corrosion rate. 

The overall project is intended to investigate how the infrastructure is affected by CO2 and impurities when transported in the future CCS industry, which is an essential part of the CCS solution but is seldom reviewed. The infrastructure design for transport and storage sites should be resistant to the future-defined CO2 quality and flexible in its design if considering future needs for CO2 in the Power-to-X production of green fuels. Furthermore, the national infrastructure of CO2 should be compatible with international infrastructure to allow future import/export of CO2 if Danish operators should not lose market shares. As part of the InnoMisson call, our overall project (CarbonAdapt) collaborates with several Danish companies: Welltec, Rambøll Danmark A/S, FORCE Technology, and Gas Storage Denmark. Welltec has developed a dedicated test loop facility for corrosion testing in a liquid/supercritical CO2 environment. The test loop facility at Welltec will simulate corrosion conditions similar to those expected in CO2 transportation pipelines and injection wells. In addition, the test loop facility will provide data to study the effect of different impurities of CO2 streams for injection, flow conditions, and reservoir fluids on materials, both on the existing type of wells and for new pipelines. More information about the test loop facility can be found on: Welltec – Test loop facility 

The aim of this PhD position is to utilize the results from the test facility to establish a mathematical model between CO2 impurities and corrosion in wells and pipelines. In addition, the learning in this PhD project will be used to identify requirements for qualifying existing infrastructure for CO2 transport both on a technological level to assist in determining, e.g., estimating the material lifetime, as well as being an important tool on a legislative level to establish a, e.g., gap analysis on a common practice for future CCS applications.

More information about the four Danish companies that are part of the project can be found on:

General about Aalborg University: 
Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge-building of the global society and the development of Danish society’s prosperity, welfare, and culture. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services, and knowledge collaboration. Furthermore, Aalborg University educates students for the future, and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community. 

AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. AAU Energy has a very international environment and covers all areas of the future’s clean and sustainable energy systems within electrical, thermal, and mechatronic energy technology. AAU Energy has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg. 
The mission is to be world-leading in both research and research-based education of future energy engineers. AAU Energy has approx. Three hundred employees of many nationalities, of which 25 are administrative staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world. Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have an extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent. 

Qualification requirements: 
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project, the candidate can have a background in any of the natural sciences engineering disciplines: chemical engineering, chemistry, surface science, electrochemistry, applied physics, mechanical, or energy; the requirements are more specific to have a solid background in, e.g., process modeling, mathematics, multivariable data analysis, and mechanics of materials. Having experience with CCS processes, corrosion, and fluid mechanics will be advantageous, but it is not mandatory. 

For consideration, interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Diploma confirming academic degree (Master’s degree), including the grade transcript.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publications (if applicable) 
  • Project description (4-5 pages), which describes the applicant’s initial thoughts and ideas related to the specific project applied for. This includes a brief state-of-the-art (including a short list of references), a time schedule, and how the applicant intends to shed light on the project objectives.

All documentation should be in English. Please, note that applications that do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered. The application must only be submitted online using the “Apply online” button below.

Read more about AAU at www.aau.dk .
Read more about AAU Energy at www.energy.aau.dk

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

You may obtain further professional information from the project leader, Simon Pedersen;
phone: +45 30663663, E-mail: spe@energy.aau.dk

Read more about AAU at www.aau.dk
Read more about AAU Energy at www.energy.aau.dk.  

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Mr. Svend Hansen, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: svendah@adm.aau.dk ,  phone: +45 9940 7527.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk 

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

14-22033

Deadline: 2022-12-11 at 23:59
Unit: AAU Energy

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday December 11th, 2022

PHD STIPEND IN DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEMS COUPLED WITH AQUIFER THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE (6-22088)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of the Built Environment a PhD stipend is available within the doctoral programme Civil Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 January 2023 or soon hereafter.

Job description

The PhD position will be part of the Indoor Environmental Quality and Building Systems Group. The Research areas for this PhD position will focus on developing district heating and cooling technology in connection with aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES). The research will be based on a combination of computational models and data retrieved from ATES sites. The candidate will be part of an international research project: GOES.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree within HVAC systems for buildings, mechanical engineering, energy engineering or related fields.
  • Good mathematical knowledge and numerical modelling skills.
  • Experience with measurements and data analysis.
  • Good knowledge of computational tools (e.g. MATLAB, MATLAB/Simulink, EES) and/or programming languages (e.g. Python). Experience with Modelica would be an advantage.
  • Practical experiences within district heating, HVAC systems, and energy use in buildings is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and administrative staff.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Alireza Afshari, aaf@build.aau.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Bettina Wedde, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: bew@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 0009.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

6-22088

Deadline: 1970-01-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of the Built Environment

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

One or more PhD stipend(s) at the Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) (21-22072)

Are you enthusiastic about basic human pain research? The Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) at Aalborg University is recruiting one or more PhD fellowswithin the doctoral program: Biomedicial Engineering and Neuroscience, to start on 1 November 2022 or soon hereafter.

Job description

Who are we?

We aim to identify and modulate key features of human pain neuroplasticity

CNAP is a basic research Center of Excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation at Aalborg University, Denmark (http://www.cnap.hst.aau.dk). The vision of CNAP is to identify and modulate key features of human pain neuroplasticity through a systematic engineering approach, including provoking, probing, and modulating the dynamic neuroplastic properties of the pain system. We believe that this approach over time will facilitate new fundamental discoveries and change the state of the art. Our world class lab facilities enable advanced quantitative sensory/pain testing, application of advanced neurophysiological techniques (e.g. EEG, TMS, rTMS, HD-tDCS), bio-medical techniques (e.g. linked with epigenetics and general biomarkers), as well as research based on animal models (e.g. rodents and pigs). All research at CNAP is conducted in accordance with the present ethical guidelines.

CNAP is an innovative and international research environment: approximately 65% of our staff come from outside of Denmark, with an almost 50-50% gender balance. Our working language is English. All our research groups are highly interdisciplinary and include experts within e.g. biomedical engineering, neuropsychology, pharmacology, biophysics, and medicine. You will thus be joining an inspiring, enriching, and productive cross-disciplinary research centre including staff with internationally recognized track records.

CNAP is affiliated to the Department of Health Science and Technology, the Faculty of Medicine, which does multidisciplinary research and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department has more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students.

Job description
You will be involved in our frontline fundamental research to identify novel mechanisms involved in the dynamics of pain neuroplasticity, and our efforts to advance the understandings of this topic within the academic world and beyond. Specifically, your tasks will be to:

·       Conduct research within non-invasive neuromodulation of pain mechanisms. In particular, it will include EEG and TMS techniques to study cortical changes  in pain conditions. Core topics will be advanced biomedical signal processing and protocols for identifying novel brain signatures in pain. We are, for example, currently developing methods to probe the brain non-invasively to obtain information based on EEG on the ideal stimulation target before starting repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for modulation of pain mechanisms.

·       Write up research results in the form of journal articles and book chapters

·       Contribute to national and international research conferences, and be exposed to external research environments as e.g. a visiting researcher

·       Disseminate the results of your research to the public

·       Follow PhD training courses

·       Participate in the day-to-day life of the Center (e.g. research meetings, roundtables, seminars, social activities, reflexive discussions on neuroscience and pain )

·       Develop a solid background in pain neuroscience that will allow you to foster a curious and critical sense to analyze and interpret scientific information.

We support students who want to conduct frontline research

We are committed to offering our PhD fellows the best possible research training. As a PhD fellow you will join Aalborg University’s Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology with more than 200 enrolled PhD students. In addition to getting first class supervision from your supervisors, who will guide you in the process of conducting and completing your PhD project, you will have access to a range of different PhD courses. Some will be of specific scientific relevance to your own project, while others will be of a more general character offering you training in transferable skills such as communication, research, and project management. Your scientific education will be supplemented with participation in joint events like journal clubs, workshops, and symposia. You will be offered relevant collaborative research training and/or research visits to external research centres outside Denmark.

You will join a Research Interest Group, which is a larger group of colleagues (other PhD students, post-doc researchers, and professors) who share your primary research interest. This gives ample opportunity for sparring and deep discussions. We aim to create a friendly and respectful working environment, believing that this is best way to ensure world class scientific results.

The PhD scholarship includes:

·       An attractive salary, enabling you to enjoy living and working in a high-growth and centrally-located European city, Aalborg, Denmark

·       Covered university fees

·       Danish health insurance

·       Research costs for your project

·       Travel funds for you to present your work at scientific conferences

·       Opportunity to travel and visit our research collaboration partners

·       An office for you to focus

·       Computer and other practical office necessities

·       Access to well-equipped laboratories

·       Guidance on how to re-locate to Aalborg, Denmark

 Who are you?

If you…

·       hold a Master´s degree in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, medicine with industrial specialization, medicine or equivalent

·       are willing to pursue studies on human pain neuroplasticity utilizing biomedical technologies (e.g., quantitative assessment) and human pain biomarkers, in particular EEG and non-invasive brain neuromodulation

·       are eager to work with healthy volunteers and pain chronic pain patients

·       are familiar with non-invasive neuromodulation, EEG and advanced signal processing

·       are curious and wish to have a fruitful three-year PhD experience in one of the largest and most productive pain neuroscience centres worldwide, where multidisciplinary approaches are continuously used to better understand and more efficaciously alleviate the huge burden pain imposes in health and quality of life

 … then CNAP might just be the right place for you. As English is our working language, it is also necessary that you have a high level of proficiency (orally and written) in English. Good dissemination skills are important.

You may obtain further information at our website http://www.cnap.hst.aau.dk or from Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen (tgn@hst.aau.dk) or Associate Professor Daniel Ciampi de Andrade (dca@hst.aau.dk). 

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.medicine.aau.dk 

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

21-22072

Deadline: 2022-12-09 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Health Science and Technology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 9th, 2022

PHD Stipend in Genomic Potential and Regulation of EPS Synthesis in Activated Sludge Bacteria (18-22052)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD stipend is available within the doctoral programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 3 years. The Department consists of two sections with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Technology and Biology. Place of employment of the position is Section for Bioscience and Engineering in Aalborg. The section consists of 90 people of which about 30 are associate- and full professors. The section conducts internationally competitive research on various topics within Biology and Biotechnology and publishes more than 100 peer-reviewed publications annually.

Job description

The PhD stipend is announced as part of REThiNk, a project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation: Recovery of extracellular polymers from wastewater treatment residuals as a new circular biopolymer. The overall goal is to promote the transition of wastewater treatment plants into production facilities by turning excess activated sludge into valuable biopolymers via extraction of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) found in the biomass. The research of this PhD project will primarily focus on the development and application of tools to mine high-quality metagenome-assembled genomes for biosynthetic gene clusters associated with the expression of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). Knowledge about EPS biosynthetic gene clusters provides new possibilities for genome-resolved meta-omics, making it possible to study which bacteria and EPS systems are active and how they are regulated in response to environmental conditions.

Applicants must have a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Microbiology, Biotechnology, or similar from an internationally recognized university with a master thesis in one of the following areas: Microbial bioinformatics or EPS metabolism. We are looking for top candidates and expect the candidate to have practical experience analyzing large sets of microbial genomes and previous experience working with biosynthetic gene clusters. Furthermore, practical experience with programming in R is required and we expect good collaboration skills, team spirit, and the ability to work independently and an excellent level of both spoken and written English.

We offer the possibility to be part of a strong, dynamic, and internationally recognized multi-disciplinary research environment within the Center for Microbial Communities. This includes access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a chance to see your research be brought into practice, and freedom to develop your research project within the stated framework. The candidate will be supervised by Morten Kam Dahl Dueholm but will also collaborate with other partners of the REThiNk projects and external collaborators to widen the research horizon of the candidate. The candidate can expect an external stay at another university in Europe.

The application must contain:

  • Cover letter of 1-2 pages describing the motivation for applying and an account of the applicant’s background in relation to the announced position
  • Project description, which is required for technical reasons – in this case, where you apply for a specific project, you may upload a copy of the project description above
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records
  • Other relevant information.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. We value diversity and see it as a strength.

We are a dynamic workplace with high professionalism and efficiency, a good working environment and with a focus on work-life balance. We strive for a culture with collaboration that promotes openness and curiosity towards new initiatives and ideas and with a constructive approach to problem solving. As an employee at the department, you will be part of an international research environment, with a focus on innovation, knowledge sharing and excellency as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.

For further information about the scientific aspects of the stipend, please contact Associate Professor Morten Kam Dahl Dueholm (md@bio.aau.dk).

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience provides cutting-edge research and teaching in biotechnology, biology, environmental science, chemistry and chemical engineering. Our research solves important topics for the benefit of society, and through research-based teaching, we educate independent, collaborative and solution-oriented bachelors, graduates and PhDs.

At the department, we have high-profile research groups and individual researchers who deliver world-class applied and basic scientific research with a mission-driven approach, and who contribute to the development of new technologies, methods, and new basic insights within natural science and engineering. The department is divided into two sections: Section for Bioscience and Engineering and Section for Chemical Science and Engineering, as well as one administration. Both sections have activities on both Aalborg and Esbjerg campuses. The day-to-day management is handled by the head of department, the deputy heads of research and education, and the head of the secretariat in collaboration with section leaders.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: vkns@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 7408.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk 

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

18-22052

Deadline: 2022-12-07 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday December 7th, 2022