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One or more PhD Stipends in Quantification of perceived quality of sound fields with dynamic relations between listener and source positions (8-18078)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one or more PhD stipends are open in Quantification of perceived quality of sound fields with dynamic relations between listener and source positions within the general study Programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The fully funded stipend is open for appointment from November 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

The introduction of metadata or “audio objects” in programme material (see ITU-R BS.2088-0, ITU-R BS.2051-0 and ISO-IEC_23008-3) means that it will be possible to increase the complexity of the reproduction system to include rendering of moveable sound objects in domestic and public environments. Alongside, augmented and mixed reality systems (AR and MR) can provide the user with complex static or dynamic sound scenarios that blend with real world sound.

The objective for the PhD project is to develop experimental paradigms that can produce objective Sound Quality or Quality of Experience data for different scenarios e.g.:

  • Static listener position with a static position of sound sources (base line setup),
  • Fixed listener position with dynamic positions of audio objects,
  • Dynamic listening position (e.g. the listener moves around in the room) and dynamic positions of audio objects.
  • The project is a collaborative effort between Aalborg University, Bang & Olufsen a/s and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The project will primarily take place at the Section for Signal and Information Processing (SIP), Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University with secondments at Bang & Olufsen and Nanyang Technological University.

    The research activities conducted in the SIP section span from theoretical to experimental work, including among others algorithm design, scientific computing, deep learning, measurement and evaluation methodologies, and end-user testing. The application areas are rich in diversity and cover in our current research portfolio for example; acoustics, audio processing, communications technology, hearing aid research, human sound and video perception, image and video processing, multimedia technology, user experience design using biometric sensors, social robots and speech processing.

    The successful applicant must have a Master’s degree in EE including human perception of sound, sensory analysis of complex auditory stimuli, statistical analysis of sensory data, signal processing for multimedia technology or similar. Excellent undergraduate and master’s degree grades are expected. A high level of written and spoken English is also expected.

    You may obtain further information from Professor Søren Bech (phone: +45 30930243, email: sbe@es.aau.dk ) or Associate Professor Flemming Christensen  (phone: +45 9940 8708, email: fc@es.aau.dk ), Department of Electronic Systems, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

    Augmented Reality (AR): In a real-world environment whose elements are augmented (overlays) by computer-generated (CG) sensory input (sound, video, data). However, the real-world content and the CG content are not interacting.

    Mixed Reality (MR): Merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments (physical and virtual objects co-exist and interact in real time).

    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 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 decide for allocating the stipend.

    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: http://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.PhD positions in Denmark are fully funded, i.e. no tuition fees, and come with a salary. The salary is subject to a pay grade system based on prior working experience since completing your undergraduate degree. The yearly gross salary is in the range 41.500 – 50.100 Euros.

    Deadline: 12 November 2018
    Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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    Post expires on Monday November 12th, 2018

    One or more PhD Stipends in Biomedical Engineering (21-18077)

    At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology, one or more PhD stipends are available within the general research programme Biomedical Science and Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 January 2019 or soon thereafter.

    Job description


    The Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department has more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students. More than 100 PhD students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. The department has laboratory facilities for Multichannel EEG and EMG analysis, NMR- and electrical stimulations, ECG-analysis, ultrasound, 3-d movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, clean room facilities, cell growth, molecular biology etc. for more see: www.hst.aau.dk.  

    In 2000 AAU established a new five year master program within biomedical engineering, in 2006 within medicine with industrial specialization, in 2007 within Sports Science and latest in 2010 within medicineand latest in 2019 within Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. All educations at AAU are based on problem based teaching.

    As The Faculty of Medicine wishes PhD positions to enable careers both within and outside the university, the vacant positions are created in such a way that the competences achieved in the position will qualify for both a research career and a career in the commercial and/or public sector. At least a year before the position expires, you will be offered an interview to clarify your future career.

    Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a technique for the restoration of motion in patients suffering from paralysis. In this approach, electrical current pulses are delivered through electrodes placed on the skin to activate motor nerves and elicit muscle contractions. The coordinated activation of several muscles allows restoring functional movements, such as reaching and grasping. Multichannel electromyography (EMG) is a method to record the electrical activity of the muscles. The recorded EMG can be used to estimate the motion intention of the human subject and translate this intention into commands for an assistive device. For a successful implementation of FES as well as recording of EMG, the electrodes need to be properly positioned above the target muscles. Typically, this is done by placing individual electrodes over the muscles of interest, testing the effect of stimulation and/or quality of recordings and then readjusting the position of the electrodes. This procedure can be simplified by using a matrix electrode composed of many conductive pads that can be flexibly configured (electrically connected/disconnected) into larger electrodes of different shapes and sizes. The aim of this PhD will be to develop and test methods for automatic configuration of newly developed matrix electrodes to enable optimal recording of EMG and application of FES.

    Qualification requirements
    The following qualifications will be required:

    • You hold a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering or similar or you will obtain such a degree before the beginning of the project.
    • You have experience in programming.
    • You have experience with signal acquisition, signal processing, and interpretation of electrophysiological signals.
    • You have a high proficiency in oral and written English.
    • You are a highly motivated individual who is able to work independently or in small groups.

    A research background in electrical stimulation, EMG recording and analysis, and machine learning is an advantage. There is no teaching obligation associated with this project, but it may be possible to teach if the candidate wishes to do so.

    A project description of max 2 pages excl. references must be attached to the application. The description should outline a relevant research project within this field.

    You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Strahinja Dosen and Erika G. Spaich, phone +45 9940 3749 and +45 9940 7462, and email: sdosen@hst.aau.dk and espaich@hst.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipends.

    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 in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher 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 applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipends.

    For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Faculty of Medicine, email: bew@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9909.

    For more information of the The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology: http://www.medicine.aau.dk/doctoral-school/

    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 November 2018
    Unit: Department of Health Science and Technology
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    Post expires on Friday November 9th, 2018

    Postdoc – The Digital Supply Chain

    At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production a position as postdoc in Operations Management and Digital Supply Chain is open for appointment from January 2019 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of two years.

    Department of Materials and Production (MP) is a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department’s mission is to meet the future’s demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials’ applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups, which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators, several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the Department you will become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.

    Job description

    Research areas will be within the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management. The positions is scoped in the domain of the Digital Supply Chain, with a particular attention to operations planning and control and/or supply chain design, analytics and decision-making. Your role will not only be a source of inspiration and a facilitator of change, but a leader and driver of innovation, sustainability and competence development in the area. This means that the position builds on continuous contact and collaboration with the business community and authorities in order to achieve societal changes and renewal through knowledge development and innovation.

    Job description

    The position is researched-focused, consisting of approximately 50% research and innovation, 40% teaching, and 10% of administration workload. The tasks and responsibilities include:

    • Conducting scientific research that meets high international standards, publishing in scholarly outlets, and communicating the results of your research to industry and to the society at large.
    • Participating in the process of obtaining external research funding for research and innovation projects.
    • Actively making contact, collaborating, and building networks with industry, higher education institutions, and actors in the wider society. The candidate will be connected to the national research and development platform MADE (www.made.dk) and will with an outset in this collaborative forum be expected to build a basis for his/her future research and outreach profile.
    • Contributing to the competence development of students by providing research-based teaching, supervision, and curriculum development within the themes of Operations & Supply Chain Management at the BSc and MSc levels.

    You may obtain further professional information from Professor MSO Brian Vejrum Wæhrens, +45 29103738, bvw@mp.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.

    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-ef-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: 31 October 2018
    Unit: Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
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    Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

    One or more PhD Stipend(s) in Circular procurement (20-18075)

    At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, one or more PhD stipend(s) are available within the general research programme Planning and Development. The stipend(s) are open for appointment from 1 November 2018 or soon hereafter.

    The Department of 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(se) PhD stipend(s) are allocated to the Department of Planning at Aalborg University. The PhD stipend(s) will be part of the department’s research group Sustainability, Innovation and Policy, and in the field of research in circular economy

    The PhD project aims at investigating and demonstrating how circular procurement can be implemented in different types of procurement situations. Procurement is currently changing from an operational function focused on acquiring goods and services in compliance with the relevant regulations towards a much strategic initiative that can help achieve social, economic and environmental goals. These strategic objectives manifest themselves in the form of policy instruments such as Green Public Procurement (GPP), Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI) or Socially Responsible Public Procurement (SRPP) (European Commission 2017b). The PhD will investigate and document a number of cases with special attention to how circular criteria can become part of the requirements to products and services; and especially how the system oriented focus in circular economy can be integrated in procurement practices that traditionally have concentrated on product criteria.

    Requirements

    The PhD stipend(s) are for a period of three years. The stipend(s) are open for candidates with a relevant master of science degree in environmental engineering, environmental management and sustainability science or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates, who can document relevant experience within circular economy, business models, recycling and waste management.

    Experience of doing research in collaboration with enterprises, public institutions and other stakeholders is also an advantage. Furthermore, a good command of English and Danish is a necessary requirement. It can be expected that most written materials from the project partners will be in Danish.

    It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Technical Faculty 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 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 applicants 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(s).

    Further information

    You may obtain further information concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend from Professor Arne Remmen, email: ar@plan.aau.dk or external lecturer/project leader Stig Hirsbak, tel: +45 2477 7003, email: sth@plan.au.dk

    For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: bew@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9909.

    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 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: 24 October 2018
    Unit: Department of Planning
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday October 24th, 2018

    PhD Position in Journalism Studies and News Audience Research

    At Department of Communication and Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, a position as PhD Fellow in Journalism Studies and News Audience Research is available from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Job description

    The Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University Copenhagen, invites applications for a 3-year, fully-funded PhD scholarship to study the public consumption of journalism and development of audiences’ news habits in a digital era. The PhD is part of a collaborative research project, ‘Beyond the Here and Now of News’, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, which will be conducted both at Aalborg University’s Copenhagen campus (AAU-Cph) and Roskilde University (RUC). One PhD position will be located at AAU-Cph, the other at RUC. Accordingly, interested applicants are highly encouraged to submit the same application to this post and the related PhD advertisement on Roskilde University’s website, at: https://ruc.dk/en/vacant-positions-roskilde-university.

    The successful candidates will be part of a collaborative research team, headed by Associate Professor Chris Peters (AAU-Cph) and Professor Kim Christian Schrøder (RUC), looking to study the social, cultural, technological, and material processes that influence how people consume news and what leads them to change their habits. One PhD project is expected to centre around the theme of ‘Developing News Repertoires in Everyday Life’, while the other will focus upon ‘News Habits across The Lifespan’, although applicants are encouraged to suggest alternatives they feel fit within the project’s aims and directions.
    Both PhD candidates are expected to begin on January 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

    A press release explaining the project is available at: https://www.kommunikation.aau.dk/nyheder/Nyhed/nyhedsvaner-saettes-under-lup-.cid357700

    For a summary and longer academic description of the project, please contact Associate Professor Chris Peters (cjpeters@hum.aau.dk).

    In terms of teaching, the position is primarily affiliated with the bachelor programs in Communication and Digital Media. 

    Expectations
    Applicants are urged to motivate their application in relation to the documents mentioned above, as well as their given interests and expertise. The PhD candidates are expected to: 

    • Complete a PhD dissertation, preferably article-based, within the three-year funding period (an article based-dissertation requires producing international journal articles and/or book chapter publications, which can be written with other members of the project team, including the project supervisors).
    • Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative empirical research (data collection and analysis of news use).
    • Collaborate on a regular basis with the project team, participate in a relevant research group at the home university, and actively participate in advisory board meetings (comprised of international academic experts and leading members of Denmark’s journalism industry).
    • Participate actively in PhD activities at the doctoral school

    Qualification requirements
    PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree, or expect to have obtained the Master’s degree before January 1, 2019 (Statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, thesiscontract and documentation of the date of the exam must be enclosed). 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.

    Specific Qualifications
    Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background and a completed master’s degree (kandidatuddanelse) within one of the following or related disciplines: Media Studies, Communication, Journalism Studies, Audience and Reception Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Digital Humanities, or Computer Science. In addition, they are expected to demonstrate:

    •  Excellent command of Danish (as a prerequisite of doing fieldwork in Denmark).
    • Good command of English (oral and written) is necessary, and experience writing academically in English is considered an asset.
    • Excellent academic record (as shown by a list of MA-grades and timely completion of MA-education).
    • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with other members of the project team.

    Interest in being part of an international research community.¨

    General information
    It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at Doctoral School of the Faculty of the Humanities, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of 27 August 2013 (PhD Order). Please visit the website of the doctoral school  for further information on the PhD programme, application procedure, and admission requirements. The application must include the following and be written in English or Danish

    • Application form
    • Copy of diplomas/transcripts
    • Curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Project description
    • List of written work (optional)
    • A certified copy of IELTS or TOEFL test result (please see admission requirements for details on language requirements)
    • Sample of written work, e.g. Master’s thesis (optional)

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

    The application can only be submitted by using the link below. Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files

    Contact

    For further information on the doctoral research programme, please visit the webside of PhD-Programme in Human Centered Communication and Informatics (HCCI) For further information on the PhD stipend, please contact contact Associate Professor Chris Peters (cjpeters@hum.aau.dk) or Professor of Communication Kim Christian Schrøder E-mail: kimsc@ruc.dk, phone: 40 98 53 78
    For general information about the application process etc., please contact Mette Bjerring, e-mail: mb@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9591.

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

    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: 18 November 2018
    Unit: Department of Communication and Psychology
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday November 18th, 2018

    Postdoc in Stability and Control of Grid-Interactive Power Electronics Systems (2018-224-01995)

    At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a 2-year position as Postdoc in Stability and Control of Grid-Interactive Power Electronics Systems is open for appointment from 1 January 2019 or soon hereafter. The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 280 employees – out of them are more than 110 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.The position is offered in relation to the research program Electronic Power Grid Infrastructure and the postdoc will be positioned to the section for Power Electronic Systems.

    Job description

    Research areas will be in the power electronics for renewable energy systems, flexible ac power transmission systems (FACTS), high-/medium-voltage direct current (HVDC/MVDC) techniques. Experiences in the linearized modeling, stability and harmonics analysis, grid-interactive control of power electronics converters and systems are of interest.

    A successful application prerequisite that the applicant demonstrates a documented expertise in most of the areas below:
    •    Linearized modeling of grid-interactive power electronics systems considering the impacts of control dynamics
    •    Harmonics and stability analysis of power-electronic-based power systems, such as solar and wind power plants, distributed generation (DG) clusters, meshed dc grids.
    •    Grid-interactive control of inverter-based resources in both transmission and distribution power grids, e.g. seamless transfer between grid-following and grid-forming operations, inertia emulation, and fault ride-through, etc.
    •    Digital signal processing and control of power electronics systems.

    Finally, demonstrated international impact and teaching experience in the related field will be considered.

    Teaching will primarily be in study programmes in Energy, with main focus on Power Electronics and Stability Analysis of Power Systems, but also in other study programmes at the university.
    Supervisions of Master and PhD students will also play an important role.

    You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Xiongfei Wang, xwa@et.aau.dk or phone +45 2136 9166.

    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 HR-Partner Lone Lund Ørntholt by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3494. 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: 1 December 2018
    Unit: Political Science
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Saturday December 1st, 2018

    Several PhD Scholarships at FRESCO@CNAP (21-18073)

    At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) (www.cnap.hst.aau.dk), SMI®, several PhD scholarships are available. The scholarships are within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme FrontierRESearchCOmpentences@CNAP, FRESCO@CNAP, and part of the general PhD study programme “Biomedical Science and Engineering”. The scholarships are open for appointment from 1 February, 2019 or soon thereafter. The Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) is a Centre-of-Excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. We support students who have an ambition to conduct frontline research on novel tools for identifying and modulating human pain mechanisms. The programme FRESCO@CNAP, which is co-funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (Horizon 2020), aims to install early stage researchers (PhD fellows) in our center. Please find more information on our websites: www.cnap.hst.aau.dk/FRESCO@CNAP/ and www.cnap.hst.aau.dk

    Job description

    CNAP offers: Several PhD scholarships are available to explore neuroplasticity and pain, with the aim of developing models for pain provocation, probing and modulation. We are committed to offering our FRESCO@CNAP fellows the best possible research training. As a FRESCO@CNAP fellow you will join Aalborg University’s Doctoral School in in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology with more than 200 enrolled PhD students. In addition to getting first class supervision from your supervisors who will guide you in the process of conducting and completing your PhD project, you will have access to a range of different PhD courses. Some will be of specific scientific relevance to your own project, while others will be of a more general character offering you training in transferable skills such as communication, research and project management, or entrepreneurship. Your scientific education will be supplemented with participation in joint events like journal clubs, workshops, and symposia. You will be offered relevant collaborative research training and/or research visits to external research centres outside Denmark, such as to our FRESCO@CNAP partners that presently include recognised experts from clinical and academic institutions as well as non-academic institutions in ten different countries.

    The PhD scholarships include:

    • A competitive salary, enabling you to enjoy living and working in a high growth and centrally located European city, Aalborg, Denmark
    • Covered university fees
    • Danish health insurance
    • Research costs for your projects
    • Travel funds for you to present your work at scientific conferences
    • Opportunity to travel and visit our research collaboration partners
    • An office for you to focus
    • Computer and other practical office necessities
    • Access to well-equipped laboratories
    • Guidance on how to re-locate to Aalborg, Denmark

    You will be able to pursue a scientific career in a cross-disciplinary research environment

    Sparring and deep discussions: All PhD students at CNAP get to join a Research Interest Group which relates to the topic of their PhD project. In the Research Interest Group you will be part a larger group of colleagues (other PhD students, postdocs, and professors) who share your primary research interest, giving you ample opportunity to discuss and develop your own ideas as well as being inspired by others. We strive to foster a friendly and supportive working environment, believing that this is best way to ensure world class scientific results.

    We are international: CNAP is an international research centre with approx. 40 % of the staff coming from Denmark, while the remaining 60 % comes from outside of Denmark. Our working language is English, and you will also be writing your thesis in English. We strive for an equal gender balance and at present have a 50/50 distribution of men and women. Thus, you will be joining an inspiring, enriching, and productive cross-disciplinary research centre including staff with internationally recognized track records.
    Please find more information about being a PhD student at CNAP here: https://www.cnap.hst.aau.dk/fresco-at-cnap/Being+a+PhD+Fellow/ and about working at Aalborg University, living in Denmark etc. at the homepage of Aalborg University’s International Staff Unit: www.isu.aau.dk.

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

    CNAP background: CNAP applies a basic research approach where new advanced biomedical provocation and probing platforms are being discovered and applied to study novel aspects of the human pain neuroplasticity. When an injury results in acute pain, the nervous system undergoes an adaptive neuroplastic response resulting in an increase in sensitivity. After some time, the pain neuroplasticity is normalized as the injury heals. In some cases, such neuroplastic processes fail to normalize during convalescence, and acute pain develops into chronic pain with hypersensitivity. The continuing pain after injury resolution may be due to maladaptive pain neuroplasticity. In contrast, advantageous neuroplasticity permits the nervous system to cope with challenges such as maladaptive pain neuroplasticity to help returning to a pain-free state. The ambition of CNAP is to identify and modulate key features of human pain neuroplasticity. We keenly believe that this can be achieved through a systematic engineering approach, including provoking, probing and modulation of the dynamic neuroplastic properties of the pain system. All our research groups are highly interdisciplinary and include experts within e.g. biomedical engineering, neuropsychology, pharmacology, biophysics, and medicine. All research at CNAP is conducted in accordance with the present ethical guidelines.

    CNAP requests talent: CNAP recruits highly qualified and committed candidates worldwide who demonstrate great research potential. The successful candidate for a FRESCO@CNAP PhD scholarship holds a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, pharmacology, medicine or equivalent with the prospect of pursuing studies on human pain neuroplasticity utilizing biomedical technologies (e.g. quantitative assessment) and human pain and itch biomarkers. We expect that our FRESCO fellows will serve as first movers in a new generation of researchers capable of exploiting the synergies between different research disciplines and technologies. You will be part of an endeavour to optimize and boost innovation and advance the scientific area of biomedical and neural engineering together with basic and integrative neuroscience within the CNAP research groups. Translational animal studies, human experimental and clinical studies are within the scope of CNAP which aims to improve the understanding of human pain/itch neuroplasticity. Previous research experience on fundamental pain mechanisms and their clinical impact is an advantage, but not a requirement. A high proficiency in oral and written English is required, and good dissemination skills are important.

    Project description: Please make sure that you upload all the required documents along with your application (the requirements are stated below in the “assessment criteria” section). It is particularly important that you upload a project description of max. 3 pages excl. references. This description should outline a relevant FRESCO@CNAP research project within the framework of CNAP research areas. We strongly encourage you to contact the relevant CNAP Professor (based on your research interests) in order to discuss the potential project description:

    • Professor Ole K. Andersen, email: oka@hst.aau.dk
    • Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen, email: lan@hst.aau.dk
    • Professor Brian Cairns, email: bec@hst.aau.dk
    • Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen: tgn@hst.aau.dk
    • Professor Winnie Jensen, email: wj@hst.aau.dk

    If you are not sure which Professor to approach, please contact Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen for guidance: Phone: +45 9940 9832, email: tgn@hst.aau.dk. He may also provide you with other information concerning the scientific aspects of the scholarship.

    FRESCO@CNAP recruitment strategy
    As a fundamental principle, FRESCO@CNAP will follow the directives laid out in the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for researchers’ recruitment. Researchers will be selected following an open, transparent, merit-based, impartial and equitable selection procedure, based on international peer review. International independent reviewers with no conflicts of interest will conduct the evaluations and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make the final selection of the PhD fellows based on a recommendation from a Selection Committee.

    Eligibility criteria and admissibility requirements
    Applications will be assessed by an Assessment Committee. The Assessment Committee will assess whether the candidates are qualified or not qualified for a position. Not all qualified candidates will be invited to a job interview with the Selection Committee. To be considered eligible for a position, candidates must meet the following requirements:
    Eligibility criteria:

    •  MSCA mobility rule: The applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
    • ESR eligibility criteria: Early-stage researchers (PhD fellows) shall at the time of recruitment be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate in Denmark.
    • At the call deadline, the applicant must hold a relevant Master’s degree (biomedical engineering, neuroscience, pharmacology, medicine or equivalent) or
    • Hold an equivalent qualification obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems, having previously confirmed with Aalborg University that this qualification accredits a level of training equivalent to the Danish university Master’s degree.

    Admissibility requirements:

    • The application must be in English.
    • The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.
    • The application file consists of the following documents:
      – A project description of max 3 pages excl. references must be attached to the application. The description should outline a relevant FRESCO@CNAP research project within the framework of CNAP research areas.
      – A detailed curriculum vitae.
      – List of publications.
      – Table of ethics issues disclosing any potential ethical issues in relation to the research proposal.
      – Documents for the ESR eligibility criteria, such as scanned copy of the Master’s diploma or an official statement on the expected date of graduation or another degree which formally entitles him or her to embark on a doctorate (previously confirmed by Aalborg University).

    Please note that successful applicants are expected to move to Denmark by the time of employment.
    Applicants must ensure that all documents are uploaded before the submission deadline as additional material cannot be considered.
    The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee and the selection committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the scholarships.

    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 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 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. Bettina Wedde, The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology, email: bew@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 9909.

    For more information of The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology: http://www.medicine.aau.dk/doctoral-school/

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

    We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    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: 27 November 2018
    Unit: Department of Health Science and Technology
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday November 27th, 2018

    Postdoc in Control and Optimization of Microgrids and Smart Energy Buildings

    At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, Esbjerg Energy Section a position as postdoc in Control and Optimization of Microgrids and Smart Energy Buildings is open for appointment from 1st. January 2019 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 19 months.The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 280 employees – out of them are more than 110 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class, and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.The position is offered in relation to the research program "Photovoltaic Systems" and the postdoc will be positioned to the section in Esbjerg.

    Job description

    Research areas will be within cover topics in the field of Control and Optimization of Smart Energy Systems, with specific focus on Implementation Model Predictive Control on DC Microgrid. This project will develop a platform for the energy management system for smart energy buildings with own renewable energy-based production and energy storage devices. The project aims at developing methods for improving the efficiency of energy uses in buildings, reducing total energy demands in buildings without compromising the level of comforts of customers.

    A successful application prerequisite that the applicant demonstrates a documented expertise in most of the areas below:
    •    Model Predictive Control of Smart Energy Systems
    •    Implementation of Control Systems on Power Electronic Converters
    •    Development of optimization algorithm for Energy Management Systems.

    The position also includes collaboration with external partners from industry and academia, research work related to external projects as well as supervision of Ph.D. students.

    You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Amin Hajizadeh,  email: aha@et.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.

    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 HR-Partner Lone Lund Ørnsholt by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3494.

    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: 1 December 2018
    Unit: Deadline October 11. 2018

    Post expires on Saturday December 1st, 2018