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Aalborg University

PhD Stipend in Materials Science (18-20053)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, a PhD stipend is available within the PhD programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2020.The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the section of Chemistry with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The PhD project will be performed through collaboration between Aalborg University and ROCKWOOL International A/S.

The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of engineered stone wool products with 46 manufacturing facilities and approximately 11,000 employees distributed worldwide. The Rockwool Group is delivering specialist options for the building, industrial, horticultural, marine, transport and offshore sectors. Stone wool products are produced by melting raw materials to generate an at least 1500 °C hot melt, subsequently by spinning the melt into fibres, and finally by collecting and forming the fibres into the compact wool structure. The ROCKWOOL Group is committed to reduce the CO2 emissions from our production and the subject of this PhD is designed to support this.

The PhD project will investigate the influence of melt production parameters on the high temperature stability of stone wool fibres. The project will be performed in an interdisciplinary environment, utilizing the expertise and experimental equipment available at Aalborg University and at the manufacturing sites and research laboratories at ROCKWOOL International A/S. This includes a variety of facilities for producing, characterizing, testing and investigating raw materials, melts and stone wool fibres. The project will focus on both physical and chemical processes in the ROCKWOOL production.

The candidate should have one of the following backgrounds: chemistry, materials technology and materials science. Knowledge in glass and ceramic science and chemical reactions, as well as in the use of thermal and mechanical methods, thermal analysis, crystallographic techniques, spectroscopy and microscopy will be an advantage.

You may obtain further information from Professor Yuanzheng Yue, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, email: yy@bio.aau.dk concerning the scientific details 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 regularly. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7993.

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 November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 24 July 2020
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Friday July 24th, 2020

PhD Stipend in molecular microbiology

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, a PhD stipend is available within the PhD programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2020 or soon hereafter. The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. This position is located within the Section of Biotechnology with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The PhD position will focus on non-denitrifying N2O-reducing microorganisms in technical eco-systems.

Presence of non denitrifying N2O reducing microorganisms in engineered wastewater treatment systems hold the potential to function as a sink for the produced nitrous oxide if provided the right conditions. In this project, we will investigate the ecophysiology of these microorganisms and find the optimal conditions for the removal of exogenous nitrous oxide. The ecophysiology will be studied directly in enriched bioreactors by the combined use of metagenomics and stable isotope probed proteomics (Protein-SIP). By studying the activity of the non-denitrifying N2O-reducing microorganisms during different perturbations, it is the aim to identify the optimal growth conditions. These optimal growth conditions will be used to provide fundamental knowledge for microbial management in modern wastewater treatment.

The candidate will be applying metagenomics and mass spectrometry to study biological composition of microbial communities. The candidate will be expected to run controlled experiments for functional screening of the microbiomes, isolates and constructed libraries. Non-denitrifying N2O-reducing microcosms will be developed together with external partners.

Documented skills in scientific dissemination of results will be an asset.

The candidate is expected to have practical experience with various OMICS technologies (primarily genomics and proteomics) and the bioinfomatic interpretation hereof.

Expertise on characterization of complex microbial communities will be an asset.

You may obtain further information from Professor Jeppe Lund Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, email: jln@bio.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 regularly. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk 

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 November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 9 August 2020
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Sunday August 9th, 2020

PhD Stipend in Quantification of Bioactive Food-peptides (Q-BIOPEP) (18-20052)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a 3-year PhD stipend is available within the PhD program of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2020 or soon thereafter.The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the Section of Biotechnology with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

In the Section of Biotechnology, at the Protein Science group within the Medical Biotechnology research area, a PhD stipend is available with the provisional title “Quantification of Bioactive Food-peptides (Q-BIOPEP)”. The PhD stipend is fully funded by a grant from “Karl Pedersen og Hustrus Industrifond”. A fair amount of collaboration with external partners (industrial and academic) off campus will be an integrated part of the project.

The overall aim of the project is to unlock the potential of applying novel proteomics methods within the fields of food protein science and bioactive food ingredients. Specifically, the project focuses on development of analytical methods to accommodate the unmet need for deep and quantitative analysis of peptides released through enzymatic hydrolysis or fermentation. This will be directly applicable for valorization of side- and waste-streams from the food processing industry for production of bioactive ingredients to replace chemical additives in food. Furthermore, the methods may also assist in adding value to bulk plant protein currently used as low value material in e.g. animal feed. By doing so, we aim to provide a major contribution to the Green Transition by adhering to several of the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations.

Accurate quantification of specific proteins or peptides in a complex matrix is a major challenge for the protein and proteomics scientific fields and the food industry. Even though quantitative proteomics with LC-MS/MS now is a well-established technology, analysis of food protein hydrolysates is a rather new field of application. Despite the power of this technology, absolute quantification on the specific peptide level remains a very challenging, time-consuming, and expensive task.

In this project, we aim to develop methods for absolute quantification of specific high value bioactive peptides present in a complex matrix using LC-MS/MS bottom-up and middle-down proteomics data. The method will take advantage of the rapid development in computational proteomics and be based on big data analysis using artificial intelligence in the form of machine learning and deep learning algorithm development for pattern recognition. The methods will be established and verified experimentally using hydrolysates from potato proteins and benchmarked against existing methods. However, the aim is to generate methods that are widely applicable, with the power to transform the field of food protein science ultimately aiding and accelerating the Green Transition. In addition, the project is expected to provide pivotal knowledge for the peptidomics and proteomics communities.

Applicants for this PhD position should hold a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Biotechnology, Protein or Peptide Science, Data Science/Bioinformatics or similar. Applicants should have an interest in the interphase between advanced MS-based protein/peptide analysis and big data bioinformatics. Knowledge of and experience with one or more of the following will be a prerequisite:

  • Quantitative proteomics using LC-MS/MS
  • Rational design of peptides based on physiochemical properties
  • Machine learning-based big data analysis and subsequent algorithm development.

An excellent level of both spoken and written English is expected, to accommodate scientific communication and dissemination.

We offer the possibility to be part of a strong, dynamic, and internationally recognized multi-disciplinary research environment with junior and senior researchers. This includes access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a chance to see your research brought into practice and freedom to develop your research project within the stated framework.

The candidate must submit the motivated application including CV, list of publications (if available), official examination certificates (including academic transcripts) and one or more recommendation letters. Applicants must ensure that all documents are uploaded online before the submission deadline, as additional material cannot be considered.

You may obtain further information from PostDoc Simon Gregersen, e-mail: sgr@bio.aau.dk or Professor Michael Toft Overgaard, email: mto@bio.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 regularly. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 7993.

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 November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 31 July 2020
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

One or more PhD Stipends in Decision and Optimization Theory (8-20050)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a PhD stipend is available within the general research programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from October 1, 2020, or soon hereafter.

Job description

This project aims to develop new planning and decision algorithms for autonomous machines that need to interact with humans and, at the same time, satisfy their individual needs.

To accomplish this aim, the Ph.D. student will combine dynamic programming from control theory and reinforcement learning from machine learning, with quantum-probabilistic decision models from mathematical psychology. The work of the Ph.D. student will go beyond the current practice of artificial intelligence, providing the well-founded and numerically tractable theory of decision making. We strive to show that the combination of quantum dynamics and safe dynamic programming and reinforcement learning leads to this goal.

The student will work in a well-established group of junior and senior researchers working within control theory, optimization. The Ph.D. student will collaborate with a machine learning group from North West University in Boston and mathematical psychology from Indiana University, and Jacobs University in Bremen.

You may obtain further information from Prof. Rafael Wisniewski, phone: +45 29133623, email: raf@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 adn 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 every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. 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 November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 1 September 2020
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

Postdoc in biostatistics

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, a position as Postdoc in biostatistics is open for appointment from 1 October 2020, or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of extension for one year.

Job description

About the organization

The Department of Clinical Medicine was established 1 January 2013. The department is located in connection with Aalborg University Hospital where research, education, and clinical work is united.

The Department of Clinical Medicine does clinical research within all the clinical disciplines and delivers research-based teaching to all areas of the medical master’s degree program. Furthermore, the Department of Clinical Medicine has around 40 research units each with their own speciality. Many of the research units are organized in interdisciplinary collaborations within larger research areas such as coronary diseases, cancer, and neurological conditions.

The Clinical Data Science research unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University and Department of Haematology, Aalborg University Hospital, works primarily with methodological developments and applications of bioinformatics, biostatistics, machine learning, and data management within clinical research. The research unit is highly interdisciplinary, employing both biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, software developers, and data managers who work in collaboration with molecular biologists and health care personnel throughout the Danish health care sector. Based on real world health data and molecular biomarkers, the focus is currently on establishing scalable, national decision support tools for personalized medicine in cancer treatment and health economics benefit. The research unit also participates in the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Molecular Prediction of Inflammatory Bowels Disease (PREDICT), the Danish Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Research Centre for Precision Medicine in blood cancer, and two SARS-CoV-2 focused research projects, covering ways to control re-opening of societies and surveillance of virus spreading by sequencing.

About the position

The research will primarily be anchored within PREDICT, focusing on high dimensional statistical algorithms for dynamic prediction of outcome in inflammatory bowel disease based on molecular biomarkers and clinical data.

Limited teaching and supervision duties within biostatistics at the Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University can be expected.

For further information regarding the position, please contact professor in bioinformatics and statistics, Martin Bøgsted, Tel.: +45 5092 5639, Email: mboegsted@dcm.aau.dk.

Qualification requirements

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

You also have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in statistics or a closely related field.
  • Experience with clinical research.
  • Experience with methodological development of statistics.
  • Experience in statistical programming in e.g. R, Stata, or SAS.
  • Experience with data management and analysis of large data sets.
  • Motivated by interdisciplinary research.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English with a good scientific vocabulary.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request, you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Jeannette Bøgh, by mail at jebo@adm.aau.dk or by phone at (+45) 9940 7968.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

Deadline: 13 July 2020
Unit: Department of Clinical Medicine
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Post expires on Monday July 13th, 2020

Postdoc in Mission-Critical Wireless Communications

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a position as postdoc in mission-critical wireless communications is open for appointment from September 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for 24 months. In the area of 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 employs more than 200 staff, of which about 40% are international, and about 90 enrolled PhD students. The Department hosts 620 students. The Department’s excellent research infrastructures and facilities accentuate its global position in teaching and research. Department research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, signal processing, cyber security and acoustics.The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results in practical applications with industrial partners and through IPR. Within its subject field, the Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model..

Job description

Mission-critical communications are currently in the focus of the academic and industrial research and development. Of particular importance are mission-critical wireless solutions for first responders (e.g., firefighters, coastguard and mountain rescue teams) that can provide a timely, reliable and automatized information exchange among the team members, as well as between the team members and the command center. 

The postdoc project will focus on research, design and development of wireless solutions facilitating mission-critical communications for first responders. The work will include, but is not limited to: (i) assessment of the current systems for mission-critical communications, like LTE- and TETRA-based ones, as well as of the emerging 5G approaches, (ii) proposal of the enhancements and development directions for novel solutions with an increasing level of autonomy and robustness, and (iii) design, development and prototyping of cellular and ad-hoc networking solutions. The emphasis of the work will be on algorithms, methods and protocols on layer 2 and the higher layers of the protocol stack, which rely on the candidate radio-interfaces.

A prospective candidate should be capable of autonomously conducting research in the above areas, have excellent analytical skills and an attitude towards practical implementation.

The position is hosted at by Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, campus in Copenhagen, and funded by H2020 SIXTHSENSE “Smart integrated extreme environment health monitor with sensory feedback for enhanced situation awareness” project.

The successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering or similar.
  • Strong background in wireless communications. Strong mathematical skills. Background in MATLAB, C++ (or similar) and embedded programming, as well as background in programming software defined radios and wireless modules are highly desirable.
  • Relevant publications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
  • Highly proficient English language skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, creative, innovative, independent thinker.
  • Motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Cedomir Stefanovic, email: cs@es.aau.dk

For more about the department.

 Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7553.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 19 July 2020
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Sunday July 19th, 2020

PhD Stipend/Integrated PhD stipend in optimization of insect production for animal feed through breeding (18-20049)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a position as PhD student in ‘Insect breeding’ is open for appointment from 1 September 2020 or soon thereafter. The stipend is available for 3 or 4 years depending on whether the applicant already holds a Master’s degree. Applicants who hold a Master’s degree can apply for a 3 year position and applicants who has finished 4 years of full time studies but do not hold a Master’s degree can apply for a 4 years PhD stipend (Integrated PhD stipend). The Integrated PhD stipend is open for appointment with starting date 1 September 2020.The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biology & Environmental Science, Biotechnology, and Applied Chemistry, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The PhD position is located within the section of Biology and Environmental Science with working place primarily in Aalborg.

Job description

The PhD student will be working on a project on optimization of insect production for animal feed through breeding that we have recently obtained funding for from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (https://www.bio.aau.dk/nyheder/vis-nyhed/to-originale-id-er-fra-kemi-og-biovidenskab-faar-stoette-fra-dff.cid470493). This project is a collaborative effort between Aalborg and Aarhus Universities and Universities in the Netherlands (Wageningen) and USA (Texas). Along with the current PhD position at Aalborg University, another PhD position financed by the same project is announced at Aarhus University. Close collaboration between the two PhD students and the team of researches involved is expected in the project. This also means that both PhD students will be expected to spend time at both institutions throughout their studies.

The PhD student(s) will be working on providing the knowhow needed to optimize production of high quality protein for food and feed based on insects. This can include topics such as screening insect species and diet types to detect species with high potential for production of protein, develop a sustainable breeding program for this species, select for important production traits and assess regions of the genome explaining variation in traits of interest. Close interaction between the two PhD students and their supervisors are expected and should be facilitated by the PhD students.

We seek a candidate with a strong interest within some of the topics entomology, physiology, evolutionary biology, and quantitative genetics and genomics. Specific tasks of the chosen candidate can to some degree be tailored to her / his interests and expertise.

The PhD student is expected to engage in some teaching within the area and will follow courses according to the university’s PhD programme. As part of the PhD it is expected that the candidate spend at least 6 month abroad, likely in laboratories of our collaborators at Wageningen or Texas Universities.

You may obtain further information from Professor Torsten Nygård Kristensen by e-mail: tnk@bio.aau.dk  or phone +45 61463375 concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

Based on whether the successful applicant already holds a Master’s degree he/she will either receive a regular PhD stipend (3 years) or an Integrated PhD stipend (4 years).

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. Integrated PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who has not yet completed a Master’s degree and who wish to begin the PhD study in connection with the Master study. Thus, a prerequisite for acceptance is that the candidate is enrolled in a relevant Master’s programme.

The integrated stipend consists of two parts, A and B. During part A you are enrolled simultaneous in the Master’s programme and in the PhD programme. The stipend consists of two SU-PhD Grants per month (SU=The Danish students’ Grants and Loans Scheme). One SU-PhD grant equals DKK 6,243.- (2020 level). SU-PhD Grants are paid for a maximum of two years. When the Master’s degree has been obtained, you will be employed for two years as a PhD fellow according to the present collective agreement. Part B has a maximum duration of two 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 regularly. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 7993.

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 November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities. Allocation of SU-PhD grants are according to the Ministerial Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme part 12, section II. This applices only to Integrated PhD stipends.

Deadline: 15 July 2020
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Wednesday July 15th, 2020

PhD Stipends, Economic Complexity and Emerging Ecosystems of AI Technologies

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business and Management, a PhD scholarship in Economic Complexity and Emerging Ecosystems of AI Technologies is open for appointment on 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible.

Job description

The capability to fast and efficiently select and acquire relevant knowledge, and transfer insights and  applications  into  new  fields  of  economic  activity  is  critical  in  times  of  rapid  technological change,  where  new  technological  opportunities  spring  up  frequently.  In  the  advent  of  potential general-purpose-technologies (GPT), these capabilities provide opportunities for firms to disrupt established  industries,  and  for  countries  to  trigger  changes  in  industrial  and  technological leadership.

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML&AI) are generally perceived as a likely candidate for  a  GTP  that  will  revolutionize  the  economy.  Consequently,  many  developed  and  emerging economies have entered the race for leadership in the field of AI, leading to numerous national and supranational strategic initiatives to boost the development and application of AI technologies.

Economic complexity has emerged as a powerful paradigm to understand key issues in economics, geography,  and  innovation  studies,  and  shed  new  light  on  differences  in  sophistication  of technologies, and the heterogeneous distribution of knowledge in space. Likewise, a host of policy institutions such as the World Bank, World Economic Forum, European Commission, and OECD have  embedded  both  the  methodology  and  conceptual  framework  of  complexity  into  their  core toolbox,  among  others  to  inform  smart-specialization  policies.  Centered  around  the  knowledge utilized for economic activity, these concepts are able to provide insights regarding possible new applications of technologies in related fields, but also advice on how to acquire knowledge related to them.

This  PhD  project  is  expected  to  contribute  to  the  development  of  indicators  of  knowledge  and technology complexity  and relatedness suitable for the analysis of emerging digital technologies such as AI. Drawing from a variety of traditional (e.g., patents, academic publications, industrial input/output) but also novel (e.g,. github, webscraping, social media) datasources, the PhD student will (supported, trained, and guided by the research staff) apply and develop network and complex system theory combined with data science methods and techniques to map innovation ecosystems and technology dynamics, with the goal to develop indicators thereof to guide science, technology, and innovation policy. While investigating the evolution of the global AI technology and policy landscape,  the  PhD  project  will  have  a  special  emphasis  on  the  Chinese  AI  ecosystem,  which globally stands out by its pace of development and its dynamism.

The PhD-student will be enrolled at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University and will be anchored in the IKE-Group, Department of Business and Management. The applicant is expected to contribute to the research environment and teaching at Aalborg University in  Denmark.  The  position  is  also  attached  to  the  Sino-Danish  Centre  (SDC)  in  Beijing.  It  is  an integral  part  of  the  PhD  position  to  conduct  studies  in  China,  take  part  in  the  SDC  network, research, and education activities. The candidate is required to stay in China for 12 months with the  possibility  to  divide  the  months  into  shorter  stays  over  a  period  of  three  years.  During  this visiting research fellow time, the PhD student will work together with leading Chinese scholars in the  field  of  innovation  ecosystems  research,  technology  mapping  and  forecasting,  and  have  the opportunity to potentially access unique data sources and carry out field studies.

Chinese citizens including citizens from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao are not eligible for the position.

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 must have achieved the grade 10 or above in the Danish grading system (or the equivalent in a different grading system) for their Master’s Thesis/final exam. The PhD candidate may be exempted from the grade requirement, if he/she is able to provide other forms of documentation of his/her qualifications 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.

Application requirements 
– letter of motivation
– 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
– Application form
– 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 website for Doctoral school of Social Sciences: https://www.phd.samf.aau.dk/

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.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be undertaken by an expert assessment committee.
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 selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.

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 Assosiate Professor Daniel Hain, dsh@business.aau.dk

If you have questions regarding the procedure of applying for the position, please contact Mette Bjerring, mb@adm.aau.dk

We look for a talented and ambitious candidate having the following qualifications:
– M.Sc. degree in a relevant field (economics, geography, sociology, but also computer science or engineering with a strong interest in social science topics etc.)
– Interest and knowledge in one or multiple of the following topics: Economic complexity and system theory, economics of innovation and technological change, economic geography, the role of AI in transforming society & economy
– Experience in the use of quantitative research methods
– Ability to work independently and collaborate cross-culturally, which requires solid communication skills
– Excellent English writing and speaking skills to accommodate scientific work and dissemination purposes.

Further qualifications are desirable:
– Experience with common data science and statistical programming languages such as R and/or Python.
– First experience in quantitative analytics, eg. statistical modeling, simulation, machine learning, network analysis, natural language processing.
– Promising academic records, well trained skills on applying scientific research methods.

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.

Agreement

Appointment and salary in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities No 242 of 13 March 2012 and The Ministry of Higher Education and Science Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities of 19 August 2015. Salary will be in accordance with the agreements in force.

Deadline: 8 August 2020
Unit:
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Post expires on Saturday August 8th, 2020