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Aalborg University

Postdoc in Fungal Batteries for Storing Sustainable Energy

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience a position as Postdoc in Fungal Batteries for Storing Sustainable Energy is open for appointment from 1 May 2019 to 31 January 2022 or soon hereafter.The Department consists of five sections of which three are located in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. Place of employment of the position is Section of Chemical Engineering in Esbjerg.

Job description

The position is a part of the research project “Fungal Batteries for Storing Sustainable Energy” funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (Denmark). Close collaboration with other partners will be an integrated part of the project.

As the title implies, the project concerns cloning and heterologous production of fungal quinones. This includes molecular cloning of the responsible genes into expression vector and transformation of production strains. The production organisms will be genetically engineered to enhance their production to provide sufficient quinones to be used in a redox flow battery.

We are looking for top candidates and expect the candidate to have the following qualifications:

  • Practical experience with experimental research within biotechnology and bioengineering
  • Knowledge on fungal secondary metabolites
  • Practical experience with heterologous expression
  • Good collaboration skills, team spirit and the ability to work independently
  • An excellent level of both spoken and written English to accommodate scientific communication and dissemination

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

For further information about scientific aspects of the stipend, please contact Associate Professor Jens  Laurids Sørensen (jls@bio.aau.dk).

Limited teaching within the area can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University.

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: 14 March 2019
Unit:
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Post expires on Thursday March 14th, 2019

Post-doc with a focus on migration into Northern Europe

At The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, a position as Postdoc (fixed-term 19 months) is open for appointment from 1st May 2019 or soon thereafter.

Job description

A 19 months post-doc is available at Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies at Aalborg University in Denmark. The post-doc is attached to the cross-disciplinary research project “Global flows of migrants and their impact on North European Welfare States” (FLOW) www.flow.aau.dk).

The senior staff within the FLOW-project have a mixed background in political science, sociology and geography. We seek to establish a cross-disciplinary vibrant and excellent research team dealing with one of the most salient and contested issues in Western Europe. The post-doc will take part in working package 2.4, which focuses majority responses to increased migration.

The post-doc includes teaching experiences in order to facilitate qualifications needed for permanent employment. The teaching will primarily take place at the School of political science in Aalborg. The FLOW-project-group is based both at the campus in Aalborg and in Copenhagen.

In order to qualify for the position, the applicant needs a relevant PhD-degree within political science. The applicant should also be familiar with quantitative methods and survey research.
 
Qualification requirements
Candidates must have scientific qualifications at PhD level. In the selection of candidates, emphasis will be placed on research potential and pedagogical qualifications as well as experience with supervision and lectures. To a limited extent other tasks may occur in the position. 
 

The application must contain the following 
• Motivated application.
• Current CV.
• Complete list of publications.
• List of publications that the applicant wishes to be considered. A maximum of 5 publications may be submitted.
• Co-author statements in relation to publications written with other authors must be enclosed with a declaration from each of the authors, stating the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work. The declaration must be signed by the co-authors. Link to Template.
• Education (copies of documentation for degrees obtained). 
• Documentation for teaching qualifications. Link to Guidelines. 
 
The complete application with enclosures is 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.

Assessment 
An expert assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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 for the position.

Contact information
You may obtain further information about the academic contents of the position from Professor Christian Albrekt Larsen, phone +45 9940 8214, e-mail albrekt@dps.aau.dk. 

Information about the Department can be found on the following website: www.dps.aau.dk. 
 
If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, you may contact Magnus Bach Andreasen, e-mail magba@adm.aau.dk.

Agreement

Appointment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Salary is in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State.

Deadline: 5 March 2019
Unit: Political Science
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Post expires on Tuesday March 5th, 2019

Postdoc position in genetic screening with CRISPR/Cas9 technology in malignant B-cell cancers 2019-224-02146 – READVERTISEMENT

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine a position as Postdoc in genetic screening with CRISPR/Cas9 technology in malignant B-cell cancers is open for appointment from June 2019 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 2,5 year.The Department of Clinical Medicine was established January 1. 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.

Job description

We are a research group with expertise in mechanisms of pathogenesis and treatment resistance in hematologic cancers by in-depth molecular characterization of tumor cells and their microenvironment combined with functional evaluation of drugs and molecular aberrations in preclinical model systems. We are now initiating a project where mechanisms of treatment resistance in relapsed hematologic cancers must be identified using global genetic screening with lentiviral CRISPR/Cas9 technology, human cell culture assays, viral vector production, flow cytometry, and combinational drug screens.

We therefore seek a highly qualified candidate with documented background in global genetic screening with lentiviral CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Solid experience in cell culture assays and standard molecular biology techniques is required and knowledge of hematology, drug response mechanism and clinical risk stratification is desirable. The successful candidate must have strong skills in English and proven abilities to publish with at least one first author publication. Motivation to work independently and be responsible for the daily management of his/her research project in coordination with other members of the group is expected. The candidate will also be actively involved in the training and co-supervision of other group members and students.

The location of the project will be at the hematologic research section affiliated to the Department of Hematology, Aalborg University Hospital. The hematologic research section has 25 employees with different academic and educational background, a broad international collaborative network and a research focus on mechanisms controlling treatment resistance and precision medicine. More about the hematologic research section on www.blodet.dk

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Karen Dybkær, e-mail: k.dybkaer@rn.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 Dini Boer by mail dbo@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7307. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here (sund)

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 March 2019
Unit: Department of Clinical Medicine
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Post expires on Tuesday March 19th, 2019

One or more PhD Stipends in Machine Learning for Wireless Communications (8-19014)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one ore more PhD stipends in Ultra-reliable Low Latency Connectivity are available within the general study programme Wireless Communications. The stipends are open for appointment at the latest September 1, 2019.

Job description

WINDMILL Early Stage Researcher 6: Predictive Machine Learning for multiuser beamforming in massive MIMO

Aalborg University is seeking to hire an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to join the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on “Integrating Wireless Communication ENgineering and MachIne Learning”.(WindMill). More details are included https://windmill-itn.eu/

The project offers an excellent research and training programme:

  • Opportunity to join a network of leading Universities, research institutes and companies in the field of wireless communications and machine learning.
  • The ESR is primarily hosted by Aalborg University with stays in partner institutions (secondments).
  • Training programme including regular summer and winter schools to build technical skills as well as soft skills.
  • The salary is very competitive The salaries are very competitive and composed by the following allowances: living, mobility and family (the latest only if eligible, see criteria of eligibility in the project’s website).

The ESR will be enrolled in the PhD programme at Aalborg University. The supervision team includes: Prof. Elisabeth de Carvalho, Prof. Petar Popovski and Prof. Cedomir Stefanovic. The objectives of the PhD project are: (1) Develop machine learning approaches to build feature maps of the radio environment using antenna arrays of very large dimension (large intelligent surfaces) or distributed antenna arrays, (2) Develop methodology to extract features to be exploited for different use cases (high data rate, low latency, IoT), (3) Devise low complexity multi-user beamforming techniques for very large arrays based on radio maps and machine learning approaches.

Eligibility Requirements

All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:

  • Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have 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, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
  • At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status (under the 1951 Geneva Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.
  • If considered for the position, you will be requested to prove that you comply with those requirements.

    Candidate Profile:

  • An undergraduate degree and Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Strong background in wireless communications and/or machine learning. Strong mathematical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
  • Highly proficient English language skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, creative, innovative, independent thinker.
  • Motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team.
  • Motivation to participate in training programs.
  • Ability to travel and work in and outside Europe.
  • Compliance with the ITN eligibility requirements (please check carefully below).
  • Application must include:

  • A cover letter describing the motivation for applying to the position.
  • A Curriculum Vitae including education qualifications, research and industrial experience, awards and fellowships, any additional scientific achievements.
  • A list of publications.
  • A copy of the Master’s certificate (or equivalent).
  • An official transcript of the completed subjects and grades achieved in the course of the Master’s programme.
  • Documentation of English skills (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE or CPE).
  • Emails of at least 2 researchers familiar with the academic activities of the candidate, e.g. the advisor of your Master’s thesis.
  • A one-page description of the research as envisioned by the candidate.
  • When you apply for this position, your application may be circulated within the consortium members as part of the evaluation process.

    You may obtain further information from Prof. Elisabeth de Carvalho, Department of Electronic Systems, email: edc@es.aau.dk , concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

    PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed 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: 10 April 2019
    Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday April 10th, 2019

    One or more PhD Stipends in Machine Learning for Wireless Communications (8-19015)

    At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one ore more PhD stipends in Ultra-reliable Low Latency Connectivity are available within the general study programme Wireless Communications. The stipends are open for appointment at the latest September 1, 2019.</p>

    Job description

    WINDMILL Early Stage Researcher 9: Optimizing URLLC metadata/data flows using machine learning

    Aalborg University is seeking to hire an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to join the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on “Integrating Wireless Communication ENgineering and MachIne Learning”.(WindMill). More details are included https://windmill-itn.eu/

    The project offers an excellent research and training programme:

    • Opportunity to join a network of leading Universities, research institutes and companies in the field of wireless communications and machine learning.
    • The ESR is primarily hosted by Aalborg University, campus in Copenhagen, with stays in partner institutions (secondments).
    • Training programme including regular summer and winter schools to build technical skills as well as soft skills.
    • The salaries are very competitive and composed by the following allowances: living, mobility and family (the latest only if eligible, see criteria of eligibility in the project’s website).

    The ESR will be enrolled in the PhD programme at Aalborg University. The supervision team includes: Prof. Cedomir Stefanovic, Prof. Elisabeth de Carvalho, and Prof. Petar Popovski. The PhD project will focus on augmenting the wireless access networking with machine learning (ML) in order to lower latency and improve reliability. The specific objectives of the PhD project are: (1) Identification and extraction of side information from the observed metadata/data exchanges through the use of ML techniques; (2) Development of methods for joint encoding of data and metadata and for reducing the number protocol exchanges based on side-information; (2) Analysis of the theoretical bounds of the improvements in latency/reliability that can be obtained by using the anticipatory protocol information;

    Eligibility Requirements

    All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:

    • Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have 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, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
    • At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status (under the 1951 Geneva Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.

    If considered for the position, you will be requested to prove that you comply with those requirements.

    Candidate Profile:

    • An undergraduate degree and Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
    • Strong background in wireless communications and/or machine learning. Strong mathematical skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
    • Highly proficient English language skills.
    • Excellent organisational skills, creative, innovative, independent thinker.
    • Motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team.
    • Motivation to participate in training programs.
    • Ability to travel and work in and outside Europe.
    • Compliance with the ITN eligibility requirements (please check carefully below).

    Application must include:

    • A cover letter describing the motivation for applying to the position.
    • A Curriculum Vitae including education qualifications, research and industrial experience, awards and fellowships, any additional scientific achievements.
    • A list of publications.
    • A copy of the Master’s certificate (or equivalent).
    • An official transcript of the completed subjects and grades achieved in the course of the Master’s programme.
    • Documentation of English skills (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE or CPE).
    • Emails of at least 2 researchers familiar with the academic activities of the candidate, e.g. the advisor of your Master’s thesis.
    • A one-page description of the research as envisioned by the candidate.

    When you apply for this position, your application may be circulated within the consortium members as part of the evaluation process.

    You may obtain further information from Prof. Elisabeth de Carvalho, Department of Electronic Systems, email: edc@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: 10 April 2019
    Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday April 10th, 2019

    One or more PhD Stipends in Biomedical Engineering (21-19012)

    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 April 2019 or soon hereafter.

    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, electrical stimulation, prosthetics and assistive robotics, 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, in 2010 within Medicine and 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.

    Electrodes placed on the surface of the skin are used for both delivering electrical stimulation and recording electrophysiological signals. When using electrical stimulation with functional purposes (FES, functional electrical stimulation) the goal is to restore motion in patients suffering from paralysis. The coordinated activation of several muscles is obtained by delivering electrical pulses through stimulation electrodes in order to depolarize motor nerves and thereby elicit muscle contractions. The electrical activity of muscles can be recorded by multichannel electromyography (EMG). The recorded EMG can be used for example to estimate the motion intention of a person and translate it into commands for an assistive device. Proper positioning of the electrodes above the target muscles is critical for both stimulation and recording. Electrode positioning can be simplified by using a matrix 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, smart matrix electrodes to enable optimal recording of EMG for human-machine interfacing and application of FES for movement restoration.

    Qualification requirements
    The following qualifications will be required:

    • You hold a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering 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 wish 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 Professors Strahinja Dosen or Erika G. Spaich, phone +45 9940 3749 or +45 9940 7462, email: sdosen@hst.aau.dk, or 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: 27 February 2019
    Unit: Department of Health Science and Technology
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday February 27th, 2019

    Postdoc position in LCA database development

    At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, a position as postdoc in LCA database development is open for appointment from May 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for 32 months, with a possibility of extension.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 postdoc is part of a strategic investment in research capacity in database development. The research will be done in cooperation with staff from the LCA-group within the research group Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment (DCEA) at Department for Planning.

    We aim at developing a platform for the next generation LCA database, and the postdoc will participate in the early phase research. This project will involve cooperation with researchers with expertise in web-technologies and database technologies, as well as university internal and external partners. The project are based on expertise that over the last 10 years have been concentrated with employees at DCEA (The Danish Center for Environmental Assessment), based on participation as technical leaders of several large EU projects in this area, in cooperation with the local consultancy company 2.-0 LCA consultants. Based on existing multi-regional input-output databases, such as EXIOBASE (www.exiobase.eu) and cooperating with already initiated open-source initiatives, such as BONSAI (https://github.com/BONSAMURAIS/bonsai/wiki and www.bonsai.uno), the research focus on core technologies for developing the next generation LCA data-infrastructure with data harvesting, open processes for data review, and data quality scoring e.g. using social media technology.

    The postdoc will have following tasks, in cooperation with staff from the LCA group:

    • Conduct an extensive literature review on the state of the art of LCA databases
    • Development of exemplary elements e.g. for data hosting and sharing, data harvesting, open review processing
    • Show interest in and ability to conceptually think and co-operate in the field between data science and the LCA framework.
    • Produce papers documenting core technologies
    • Participate in the preparation of research applications to fund the further development

    Required qualifications:

    • PhD degree in environmental engineering, or related field
    • Knowledge of computational framework of LCA and IO
    • Experience managing large datasets;
    • Experience with programming with python, R or matlab is a plus
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, and a drive to create own novel research direction.

    The postdoc will join the LCA group at the Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment – DCEA at the Department of Planning, Aalborg University. DCEA is an interdisciplinary and gender-balanced research group working with environmental assessment, its researchers have a variety of backgrounds ranging from environmental science and engineering to economics and sociology, and are skilled in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research, from modelling and data analysis to stakeholder involvement and surveying.

    You may obtain further professional information from Associate professor Søren Løkke, phone no. 99408296, e-mail loekke@plan.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the position.

    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 Anne Christoffersen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9680. 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 March 2019
    Unit: Department of Planning
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    Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

    One or more PhD Stipends in Automated Preparation and Process Planning for Laser Processing (915-19006)

    At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production, one og more PhD stipend are available within the PhD programme Materials Science, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 March 2019 or soon hereafter.The 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 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 the focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

    Job description

    The PhD stipend will be carried out as part of the research project INTERLASE, which is funded by a number of companies and the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, and concerns development of a faster and cheaper technology to laser cut and treat metal. In the INTERLASE project, Aalborg University is collaborating with a number of Danish industrial partners.

    This PhD-project will focus on development and implementation of both preparation strategies and process-planning tools for automated laser manufacturing. The purpose is to use lasers for changing the industrial manufacturing capabilities for sheet metal.

    The PhD-stipend will be carried out as a part of the Department’s research on laser processing and automation, where the tasks to be conducted may include:

    –           Research related to planning and control of laser processing

    –           Development of CAD/CAM software for planning of laser processing

    –           Research in process modelling and planning

    –           Development of sequencing strategies for laser processing

    –           Development of industrial equipment for laser processing

    –           Implementation and demonstration of new technology supported by models and simulations

    The successful applicant will have a documented experience within a subset of the fields of system design, CAD/CAM, process planning, robotics, process sensors and integration, process control, laser processing, modelling and optimisation.

    The ideal candidate should have experience from participation in projects with industrial partners. It will be highly valued that the applicant has experience within the field of laser processing, sensors, process automation with CAD/CAM, programming and implementation of software and hardware.

    Teaching within the area can be expected so applicant with teaching experience (including PBL) and strong language skills will be preferred.

    You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Morten Kristiansen, +45 9940 8938, morten@mp.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 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 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: 28 February 2019
    Unit: Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
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    Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

    PhD position in Narrative Cognition and Decision-making in Mixed Reality Systems (7-18085)

    At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design – Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology – Aalborg University Copenhagen – a PhD position is available within the general research programme Media, Architecture & Design.The PhD stipend in Narrative Cognition and Decision-making in Mixed Reality Systems is open for appointment for a 3-year period starting from 1 May 2019 or soonest thereafter.

    Job description

    The position:

    The PhD project will be part of the multidisciplinary Marie-Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network – RHUMBO –, which aims at modelling and predicting human decision-making by characterizing subconscious brain processes using mixed reality technologies (MRT) and advance biometric signal processing. RHUMBO will host 11 Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) to develop their PhDs at the frontiers of cognitive neuroscience, transparently immersive experiences and artificial intelligence with a focus on neuro-business. The network brings together seven European universities and three private companies that will provide extensive support to the research and academic goals of the PhD fellows, providing opportunities for stays in several specialized research environments, courses, workshops and conferences.

    The concrete PhD project:

    With the rapid implementation of mixed reality technologies (MRT) in different domains, there is an increase usage of narratives and interactive digital storytelling (IDS) techniques as rhetorical devices for persuasion (e.g. in advertisement, marketing, politics, sustainability, motivational strategies, etc.). Together with MRT and advanced biometric signals processing, IDS constitutes a powerful tool for investigating human decision-making processes in specific situations. The PhD candidate will investigate key aspects of narrative cognition that may have an implicit influence in decision-making processes when story elements are mediated through MRT with the purpose of advising, prompting or persuading subjects into particular courses of action, choices and decisions. In particular, the candidate will dig into decision-making processes that may be affected by conditions such as (but not limited to) moral dilemmas, paradoxes, causal inferences, emotional involvement, ambiguity, uncertainty and stress. The interdisciplinary methodology will combine tools and techniques from MRT/VR/AR and interactive digital storytelling, a suite of integrated psychophysiological methods (EEG, HR, GSR and eye tracking) and phenomenological-subjective approaches in order to study key cognitive processes and affective states elicited by narrative rhetorical devices in immersive technologies.

    The appointed candidate will benefit from the combined expertise of the RHUMBO network, and is expected to spend at least three short-term (1-2 months) research stays at other partners’ research environments.

    Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate has a Master of Science degree, and is either a media technology engineer with background in neuroscience and a strong interest in IDS/narrative, or a neuroscientist with strong interest in mixed reality technologies and good technical skills. In this direction, the candidate should possess a combination of overlapping skills, knowledge and/or interest in at least two of the following three main areas:

    • Technical/Engineering skills (for example any combination of mixed reality and immersive technologies, programming, machine learning or multivariate statistics).
    • Experience, familiarity or strong interest in cognitive sciences, neurosciences, psychology or affective sciences.
    • Experience, familiarity or strong interest in narratology or interactive digital storytelling.

    The applicant is required to document that the Master’s degree, skills and interests correspond to the profile for the post. The final degree needs to be confirmed by the time of appointment.

    Given the conditions of the MSC-Innovative Training Networks, the candidate must be an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) with less than four years of research career (counted from the date of culmination of the Master’s degree) and not having obtained a doctoral degree. By the time of recruitment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

    The application must include:

    • a) A cover letter thoroughly explaining and elaborating on the motivations and qualifications for applying (1-3 pages).
    • b) A Curriculum Vitae setting out your educational qualifications as well as any additional scientific achievements, publications and any relevant work experience.
    • c) Proof of English language proficiency and writing skills (e.g. IELTS or equivalent, sample articles or academic work).
    • d) A copy of the Bachelor and Master’s diploma (or equivalent) or certificate of graduation.
    • e) An official transcript of the completed subjects and grades in the Bachelor and Master studies.
    • f) Two academic references from researchers familiar with your academic activities, e.g. the advisor, supervisor, professor. The referees must e-mail their recommendations directly to spj@adm.aau.dk.

    An assessment committee will assess the qualifications of the applicant. Selected candidates may be invited for an interview. Based on the recommendations of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

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

    For more information please contact Associate Professor Luis Emilio Bruni, email leb@create.aau.dk or phone: +45 9940 2474.

    The PhD will be carried out in the Augmented Cognition Lab, which is placed in the Copenhagen Section of the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology – an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research, integrating creativity, engineering and technology within the fields of interactive media technology, digital design, architecture and industrial design. The Augmented Cognition Lab in particular conducts research on perception, cognition, affective states and aesthetic experience in multimodal, immersive and interactive media systems.

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

    For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Sofie Pia Jensen, The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design, email: spj@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 3478

    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.

    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: 28 February 2019
    Unit: Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
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    Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019