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Aalborg University

PhD Stipend in Anomaly detection algorithms in safe operation of Power-to_X (8-22059)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a PhD stipend in Anomaly detection algorithms in safe operation of Power-to-X is available within the general study programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from October 1<sup>st</sup> 2022, or soon as possible thereafter. In electronics engineering, Aalborg University is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes. The Department of Electronic Systems consists of more than 200 employees, of which about 40 % are international and about 90 are enrolled PhD students. The Department hosts 620 students. The Department’s excellent research infrastructures and facilities accentuate its global position in teaching and research. The Department’s research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, AI, sound, cyber security and robotics. The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results into practical applications with industrial partners and IPR. The Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model.

Job description

The PhD project is to develop methods for plant-wide fault detection, condition monitoring and risk assessment in PtX (hydrogen production from wind energy). The faults can occur in the equipment, sensors, actuators, or storage. One example of a failure could be leakage through cracks in the reactor walls, caused by vibration and corrosion. The development of preventive measures requires monitoring and early warning technologies. We aim to monitor system dynamics and chosen process variables to predict a failure before it takes place. Subsequently, its consequences are automatically computed to provide plant operators with information needed to take decisions about whether to stop production, replace parts, or conduct repairs.

The activities include:

  • Choosing and placing sensors for monitoring and diagnosis
  • Modeling and simulation of internal flows in the electrolyser units.
  • Mapping of fault propagation, safety/risk assessment and visualization for decision makers and plant operators
  • Development of Digital Twin-style models to ensure that dynamical behaviors can be captured correctly
  • Development of algorithms for fault detection and pinpointing of mishaps; here, both hardware and software faults will be considered
  • Development of algorithms and establishing scenarios for recovery from faults.

The methods considered in the PhD project include fault detection, safety analysis, and machine learning.

You may obtain further information from Professor Rafal Wisniewski, email: raf@es.aau.dk , or Associate Professor Jan Dimon Bendtsen, email: dimon@es.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 Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design 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 Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: ld@adm.aau.dk , phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.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

8-22059

Deadline: 2022-09-03 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday September 3rd, 2022

Reannouncement: PhD Position in Urban Planning and Energy Transition (20-22060G)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, Aalborg University, a 3-year PhD position is available to primarily contribute to the Urban Planning and Management study program, Urban, Energy, and Environmental Planning, Sustainable Design, and Surveying. The PhD position will be situated at Aalborg University at the Aalborg campus with visits to the Copenhagen campus. The position is available from 1 October 2022, or soonest thereafter.

The Department of Development and Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions.

Job description

The PhD position is related to two newly funded JPI Urban Europe projects (2022) on the Positive Energy Districts (PED) KINETIC and FLEXPOSTS that focus on the energy transition at the neighbourhood scale in Danish cities. The PhD research will focus on participatory and deliberative planning through the engagement of communities of citizens and stakeholders to understand and create positive energy solutions and the regulatory and interaction framework on effects and implementation of such solutions in terms of resources, capacity, practice, and procedures in urban planning. Teaching will serve the master’s in Urban Planning and Management and other education at Aalborg University aiming to a fresh view on bringing together urban planning and energy transitions.

The overall theme of the PhD position is on the role of knowledge and changing planning paradigms within the socio-technical transformation of neighbourhoods towards positive energy districts, as both technical systems and urban contexts. The research is positioned between urban planning and the energy transition, with an angle on planning as social infrastructure, building communities, and the creation of new partnerships through positive energy solutions that lever the capacity at the neighbourhood and local scales. The PhD will collaborate on the activation of urban living labs with, a deliberative and participatory planning approach to open and inclusive positive energy solutions to understand the impact and barriers to the implementation of PED on various scales. The PhD research is on planning theories and methods that can include, integrate, and adapt technical energy solutions to support broader participation across urban processes for the energy transition. The PhD will work on two case studies enhancing novel ways to understand positive energy districts by building collaboratively new capacities and resources for planning reflexively the energy transition as an integral part of sustainable urban futures. The PhD will explore theoretical and methodological case studies and action research in urban planning with an angle on the energy transitions required by contemporary urban society.

The PhD will be based at the Planning for Urban Sustainability (PLUS) research group at Aalborg University, at the Aalborg campus. The case studies will be settled in two diverse districts in Aalborg and Copenhagen. The PhD candidate is expected to work in presence.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Kristian Olesen, phone +45 9940 7211 concerning the scientific aspects of the position.

Qualification requirements:

– A master’s degree in Urban Planning, Sustainability Studies, Energy Planning, or similar related fields.

– A proven experience in collaborative research projects and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

– The applicant’s academic and research experience

– Good collaboration skills and experience with interdisciplinary studies

– Scientific merit in research-related progress

– Proficiency in Danish or another Scandinavian language is an advantage for fulfilling teaching obligations and conducting the required fieldwork in the PhD research

The application must contain:

  • A motivation letter
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Copy of educational degrees
  • Applicants can also enclose recommendation letters if they wish to do so

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 Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design 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 Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: ld@adm.aau.dk , phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.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

20-22060G

Deadline: 2022-08-22 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Planning

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 22nd, 2022

PHD Stipend in human gut microbiomes (18-22066)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD stipend is available within the general study program. 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 of Bioscience and Engineering in Aalborg. The Section of Bioscience and Engineering consists of 90 people of which about 30 is associate- and full professors. The section’s conducts internationally competitive research within a range of topics within Biology and Biotechnology and publishes more than 100 peer reviewed publications annually. The section is responsible for the educations in Biology, Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology and Environmental Science and is mostly located in Aalborg, but also conducts research and teaching at Esbjerg Campus.

Job description

A PhD stipend is available on the topic of bacterial communities and inflammatory markers during pathogenic enteric acute and chronic inflammations.

The importance of inflammation for enteric infection susceptibility is highly recognized, however, there is a lack of understanding on the importance of local (intestinal) and systemic inflammatory responses on the structure and function in the gut microbiome.

Moreover, fundamental research on the microbiome composition and its function, as well as the immune cell composition and function in the mucosal interactions of inflamed and non-inflamed enteric sites is needed to identify the specific microbiome configurations driving the enteric infection susceptibility.

In this PhD project we wish to study how the gut microbiome of the inflamed intestinal tissue differs from the non-inflamed intestinal tissue in human models.

The prospective PhD student should have an interest in microbiology related to human health and advanced molecular technologies to study the microbial communities. The research focus will be on microbial communities and inflammatory markers from non-inflamed (healthy) and inflamed tissue biopsies from patients endoscopically diagnosed with active chronically inflammatory disease in the intestine. The aim is to obtain an in depth understanding of pathogenic bacteria being the cause or a consequence of inflammation, and to study the link to the microbial societies and their function in the same intestinal compartment.

The PhD project is part of the Pig Paradigm project funded by the Novo Nordic Foundation, which comprises national and international partners, among them Aalborg University. The prospective PhD student will therefore collaborate with other PhD students and Postdocs working on this project.

Requirements:

  • A master’s degree in Biotechnology, or a closely related field
  • The applicant must be interested in working in an interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills are a requirement.
  • Knowledge to advanced DNA sequencing is a requirement.
  • Basic knowledge of statistics is an advantage.


Application:

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.

You may obtain further information about the scientific aspects of the project from Professor Jeppe Lund Nielsen, +45 9940 8506, jln@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

18-22066

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PHD Stipend in development of antibodies as tools for combating viral infections and beyond (18-22067)

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 and Sino-Danish College (SDC), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. 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 with a placement of 9 months in China. 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 focus of the PhD project will be to create a novel therapeutic concept where recombinant antibodies are fused to small protein/peptide domains to mediate multimerization in serum. When antibodies recognize their targets on e.g. a virus, the local concentration of antibodies increases resulting in an avidity effect. Robust and high affinity recombinant antibodies has become a cornerstone of therapeutic drug development. However, for infectious inhibitory antibodies is required to bind with extraordinary affinity or be administered at high dosage, to ensure full neutralization of the infectious agent. Often loss of binding strength is observed when vira is altered by mutations.

The position is conducted under the framework of the Sino-Danish College and in collaboration with Professor Lishan Yao, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Qingdao, China and the PhD student is expected to spend 9 months in China.

Your key tasks as a PhD student are:

  • Performing an independent research project under supervision
  • Completing PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS-points
  • Participating in active research environments including research stays in China
  • Obtaining experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teaching and disseminating your knowledge, especially withing the SDC program.
  • Writing a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Applicants must have a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent education. Prior experience with SDC program is an advantage. The candidate should have insight into protein chemistry and relevant analytical techniques. As the position is part of a research project, the candidate should also show good interpersonal and communication skills and team spirit to solve the problems together with the different stakeholders.

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 Peter Kristensen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, phone: +4520369097, email: pk@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

18-22067

Deadline: 2022-08-17 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 17th, 2022

PhD Stipend in mission-critical connectivity for cloud-connected robotic limbs (8-22065)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a PhD stipend in mission-critical connectivity for cloud-connected robotic limbs is available within the general study programme &quot;Wireless Communications.&quot; The stipend is open for appointment from October 1st, or soon as possible thereafter.

In electronics engineering, Aalborg University is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes. The Department of Electronic Systems consists of more than 200 employees, of which about 40 % are international and about 90 are enrolled PhD students. The Department hosts 620 students. The Department's excellent research infrastructures and facilities accentuate its global position in teaching and research.

The Department's research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, AI, sound, cyber security and robotics. The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results into practical applications with industrial partners and IPR. The Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model.

Job description

Recent advances in wireless connectivity and cloud/edge computing pave the way for the next generation of assistive robotic systems, like bionic limbs and exoskeletons, which will be constanly connected to the cloud. Such systems, equiped with advanced sensors, will become truly intelligent, capable to decrase the cognitive burden of control or even perform some of the tasks autonomosly. This will lead to an increased acceptance and active use of assistive robotic systems, reducing the currently high rejection rates and improving the overall quality of patients’ lifes.

The proposed concept of the cloud-connected bionic limbs is radically novel, posing many open problems that concern the interplay between connectivity, cloud functionality and user behavior. The goal of this phd project is to study the related research questions that may include (but are not limited to):

– What are the connectivity requirements to support the operation of a Cloud-connected limb? Which interfaces and communication techniques should be used to achieve the requirements?

– How can we use Cloud resources to revolutionize the capabilities of a bionic limb? What is the improvement in performance and impact on the user experience? What are the advantages and limitations of cloud-based versus edge-based computation frameworks?

– How to achieve robust functioning of the Cloud-connected robotic limb despite expected disturbances in communication (packet loss, jitter, loss of connection)?

– What are the optimal models for sharing the control between the automatic controller (Cloud) and the user and how will user react and adapt to communication disturbances?

Prospective applicants to this PhD proposal should have the following qualifications;

– M.Sc. degree in wireless communications, communications engineering, computer science or similar,

– solid mathematical and analytical skills;

– experience in programming, at least in C++, Phython or Matlab (experience with programming of sofware defined radios and/or off-the-shelf communication modules is a plus);

– a creative mindset and curiosity to research and develop new solutions in an international environment with highly skilled colleagues.

The study project will be conducted in collaboration with researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Telenor and OttoBock.

You may obtain further information from Professor Cedomir Stefanovic, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: +45 21 12 49 74, email: cs@es.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 Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design 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 Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: ld@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.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

8-22065

Deadline: 2022-09-03 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday September 3rd, 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

A number of PhD scholarships in Strategy and Organization (2022-224-04638)

At the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Aalborg University Business School, a number of PhD scholarships in Strategy and Organization are open for appointment from 15 August 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

AAUBS is a newly established business school at Aalborg University, a science and technology focused university with world-class research in a number of disciplines. Aalborg University is a founding institution in Problem-Based Learning and with this as a guiding principle, the Business School aims at playing a major role in bridging the gap between business and science by commercializing inventions and generating growth in businesses. The prerequisite for this is relevant research of the highest quality. We have a strategy of publishing our research in leading journals in our fields. We take current trends and issues into account in all the knowledge we produce. Only then can we contribute with business-critical insights that make a difference for society.

For these positions, we are particularly interested in applications from candidates with project proposals in the areas of HRM, strategy and business models e.g. HR analytics and HRM practices as well as strategy and business model development in inter-organizational collaboration in e.g. business park structures, ecosystem development or project-based collaboration on emerging technologies.

Methodologically, the projects can be based on either mixed methods or purely qualitative studies within established companies.

The Strategy, Organization and Management Group at Aalborg University Business School is new research group with focus on organization, strategies and business models of incumbent firm and startups. At the micro-level, the group is particularly interested in leadership, careers, inequality, job satisfaction, promotions and the impact of HRM practices on employees. At the macro-level, organizational change, organizational culture, transformation, digitalization, ecosystems, sustainability and uncertainty are among the current strong interests of the group. The teaching includes core courses in organization and strategy at both the bachelor and master levels at the school. The SOM Group has an ambitious strategy to improve both teaching and research by increasing the outreach and impact of our research projects. We aim at publishing our research at the highest international level


Qualification requirements

The PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, a copy of thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.

The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (the PhD Order), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences takes place. According to the PhD Order, the PhD study comprises among other requirements: Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions, private research enterprises etc.

Please find information on admission requirements for PhD positions on the website of the Doctoral School.

 
Application requirements 
  • letter of motivation – maximum 2 pages 
  • Application form
  • project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas
  • information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in
  • curriculum vitae
  • diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts
  • Applicants WHO are planning to complete a doctoral thesis in English and who do not have English as a first language or WHO have not completed an English language-based Master’s programme (or an equivalent educational achievement in English) shall provide documentation that they have passed one of the following official tests with the respective minimum score: IELTS (band score):7 TOEFL (paper-based): 600, TOEFL (internet-based): 100. 
  • Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.
  • Application for credit transfer if relevant.
The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the “apply online” function on AAU’s job-portal https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/ (not other online job portals that may have reposted the position).

Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.

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. 

The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant’s project description may be tested for plagiarism in the IT system iThenticate.
 
Contact

You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from Head of education Louise Kringelum kringelum@business.aau.dk , 9940 2757.

Information about the Business School can be found on the following website: www.business.aau.dk 

If you have questions regarding the procedure of applying for the position, please contact Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt, phone 99407408, e-mail: vkns@adm.aau.dk 

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 26 June 2019, on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

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

Vacancy number

2022-224-04638

Deadline: 2022-10-06 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday October 6th, 2022