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PhD Stipend in Innovation Policy for the Digitalization of Manufacturing: A Comparative Study (915-20063)

At the Department of Materials and Production, the Faculty of Engineering and Science, a PhD stipend in Innovation Policy for the digitalization of Manufacturing is open for application. The PhD position lasts for three years and is co-financed by Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC). The selected PhD candidate must be employed no later than December 31, 2020. The PhD project aims to enhance the pioneering research areas of innovation policy, digital transformation of manufacturing, and Denmark-China comparison and contribute to SDC’s social science research and educational activities.

Job description

The PhD project is specifically about a comparative study between Denmark and China in terms of their innovation policy for digital transformation of manufacturing. Recently, the term “digital transformation” has attracted a lot of attention throughout the media and across the manufacturing industry. It is generally defined as “the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to customers”. Specifically for manufacturing, it refers to a combination of traditional manufacturing processes enhanced with new advancing technologies, working together to drive manufacturing forward and address inefficiencies in the current sector. With digitalisation comes the rise of trends, e.g. industry 4.0, smart manufacturing and factories. Corresponding to these trends, both Danish and Chinese governments have released a series of programs and policies to stimulate the innovation derived from digitalisation for manufacturing industry and facilitate manufacturing companies to better carry out their digital transformation. Two example programs can be Manufacturing Academy of Denmark (MADE) from Danish side and Made in China 2025 from Chinese side. Thus, the PhD project aims to (1) evaluate whether these programs and policies stimulate the innovation related to digitalisation and positively influence the digital transformation of manufacturing in Denmark and China; (2) if so, which programs and policies play the most important roles; and (3) how programs and policies are implemented to influence manufacturing companies, both large and small/medium companies. Specifically, the PhD project aims for a comparative study between Denmark and China. In doing so, it is expected the project can contribute to understanding innovation policies for digital transformation of manufacturing from a country contingency perspective, identifying best practices from Denmark and China to facilitate the learning from each other, and providing more guidance for future policy making.

The PhD candidate is expected to address the research questions and objectives above by applying relevant scientific methods. Besides the candidate is required to spend 12 months in China within the PhD period of 36 months. Besides, we also look for a talented and ambitious candidate who has the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in innovation management, public management, business management or operations/production management;
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate cross-culturally, which requires solid communication skills;
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills to accommodate scientific work and dissemination purposes; Danish and/or Chinese speaking are preferred;
  • Promising academic records, well trained skills on applying scientific research methods.

The position is supported by the Sino-Danish research networks including scholars from Aalborg University, and leading researchers from top Chinese universities. The PhD candidate will also be involved in the education of SDC master program in Social Science. The applicant should provide the following documents:

  • A research proposal addressing the main issue of this project;
  • A motivation letter;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of diplomas (master degree in relevant majors);
  • Scientific qualifications: transcripts, publications if there are any, awards, etc.;
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position, e.g. references/recommendation letters, other documents the applicant wants to be considered.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Yang Cheng (cy@business.aau.dk), Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University.

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: 1 November 2020
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

Postdoc in privacy-preserving optimization algorithms

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, a position as postdoc in privacy-preserving optimization is open for appointment from November 1st, 2020 or soon hereafter. The position is available for 2 years with the possibility of an extension. In the area of electronics engineering, Aalborg University is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes.The Department of Electronic Systems consists of more than 200 people, of which about 40 % are international, and about 90 are enrolled PhD students. The Department hosts 620 students. The Department’s excellent research infrastructures and facilities accentuate its global position in teaching and research. Department research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, signal processing, cyber security and acoustics.The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results in practical applications with industrial partners and through IPR. Within its subject field, the Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model.

Job description

The research focuses on the cyber-security of critical infrastructures. The optimal operation of essential infrastructures demands the inclusion of the users’ consumption and sensor data for monitoring the infrastructures. This data is ubiquitous and helps to develop sophisticated algorithms for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optimization.

On the other hand, the user’s data must be kept secret; hence, there is a need to develop secure optimization and control algorithms. In fact, not only the data has to be kept secret, but also the algorithms, being proprietary property, have to be protected from being disclosed to untrusted parties.

The optimal operation of large infrastructure requires control over a network, which leads to vulnerability. We address privacy preservation in control algorithms through distributed computation and Secure Multi-Party Computation.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Rafal Wisniewski, raf@es.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 Sanne V. Hejlesen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 99403972.

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 November 2020
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

Postdoc in Fabrication of Thermocatalytic Membranes (2020-224-03067)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience a position as Postdoc in fabrication of thermocatalytic is open for appointment in the period 1. November 2020 – 31. December 2021 or soon hereafter.The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the section of Chemistry with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The postdoc position is part of the project “Non-biological wastewater treatment with thermocatalytic membrane for simultaneous filtration and pollutant degradation” funded by the Villum Foundation and will be carried out at Center for Membrane Technology at Aalborg University. The aim of the project is to develop a thermocatalytic membrane by coating a ceramic membrane with a newly developed thermocatalyst. After successful membrane functionalization, the thermocatalytic properties should be determined to describe how fouling layers can be degraded and how micropollutants can be removed by the membrane. Therefore, we seek a postdoc with a relevant PhD-degree in Chemical Engineering or related fields.

The candidate will carry out research focusing on synthesis of thermocatalytic perovskites, membrane synthesis and membrane filtration and degradation studies. This will be done in collaboration with external institutions, e.g. Chalmers University of Technology and CNR – ISMN (Italy). The position will also include some teaching, primarily supervision of 5th and 7th semester students as well as thesis students supervision.

The candidate should document knowledge in the field of inorganic synthesis, materials science and characterization, ceramic membranes and membrane filtration. The candidate should also have experience with sol-gel synthesis and catalytic degradation of organic pollutants. It will also be an advantage if the applicant has experience applying for external funding.

The applicant must have good interpersonal and communication skills, as the project is carried out in a close collaboration with different stakeholders.

You may obtain further professional information from Assistant Professor Mads Koustrup Jørgensen mkj@bio.aau.dk, phone: +45 4082 8310.

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 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: 12 October 2020
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Monday October 12th, 2020

2020-224-03059 Postdoc in Modular Multilevel Power Electronic Systems

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a position as postdoc in Modular Multilevel Power Electronic Systems is open for appointment from January 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years. The position is offered in relation to the research program “Electronic Power Grid” and the Postdoc will be positioned to the section for Power Electronics Systems.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 consists of about 280 employees with more than 120 Ph.D. students.The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.

Job description

The research areas will be within medium-voltage, high-power electronic systems with focus on control, hardware development and testing of modular multilevel power converters. The developed power electronic system is expected to have high scalability, reliability and stability under various extreme loading conditions. 

You should be highly motivated with the background in both control and hardware development of medium-voltage, high power electronic systems. Preferred work experiences include (but is not limited to) the following: 

1) Hardware design and testing of modular multilevel converters
2) Control development with FPGA/DSP for power electronic systems 
3) Weak-grid control of power electronic converters in renewable energy systems 
4) Grid-code testing and validation for renewable energy systems 

A high proficiency in oral and written English is required. Preferably you have an academic degree (Ph. D. degree) in power electronics.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Xiongfei Wang, Phone: +45 2136 9166, email: xwa@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 Sanne Vestergaard Hejlesen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3972.

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: 12 October 2020
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Post expires on Monday October 12th, 2020

2020-224-03062 Post-doc in personalized job recommender systems

The Department of Communication and Psychology at the Faculty of Humanities at Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU-CPH) is offering a three-year post-doctoral position in personalized job recommender systems</strong>. The position is to commence December 1, 2020</strong> or as soon as possible thereafter (contingent on the negotiation of the final details of the external agreement with the funding agency, but to be fixed by the application deadline).

Job description

The AAU appointment will be a full-time research position as a post-doctoral researcher for a fixed term of 3 years. Supervision and teaching are encouraged, but not required. Travel funding and computing resources are covered.

Description of the scientific environment
The post-doc will become part of the Science, Policy and Information Studies (SPIS, https://www.communication.aau.dk/research/knowledge_groups/spis) knowledge group, which studies, among other topics, intelligent information access (recommender systems, information retrieval), data visualization, information behavior, academic and societal network analysis, and information ethics. SPIS is part of the Department of Communication & Psychology (https://www.communication.aau.dk/) at the Faculty of Humanities at Aalborg University. The post-doc will be based at the Copenhagen branch of Aalborg University.

The post-doc will also be embedded in the JobMatch project along with the Machine Learning section of the Department of Computer Science at Copenhagen University and JobIndex. Close collaboration with and between these project partners and the candidate researchers will be expected as part of the project.

Formal requirements

Applicants should have (or be about to receive) a PhD degree in a subject relevant for the research area, such as recommender systems, machine learning, or natural language processing. The candidate is expected to have a professional research record as witnessed by publications in top conferences in at least one of these fields.

During the employment as post-doc, the ideal candidate will be expected to:

  • Undertake research and publish research output of an internationally recognized quality
  • Engage in external research networks and collaborations
  • Engage in knowledge collaboration within the portfolio of the position
  • Participate positively and constructively in the day-to-day activities of the Department of Communication and Psychology.
  • Demonstrate great written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of Danish (or similar languages) is an advantage, but not required for the position.

Terms of employment

The post-doc will be a full-time employee at the Department of Communication & Psychology at Aalborg University, and will be based at the Copenhagen branch of Aalborg University. The research project is carried out in collaboration with the other JobMatch project partners. Research publications and presentations will be under the auspices of the Department of Communication & Psychology, Aalborg University.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Copenhagen is a lively and beautiful city with a central location in Europe. It is also a very international city where almost everybody speaks English, so candidates need not be afraid of the language barrier.

Post Doctoral position
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. Appointment at Postdoc level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark, however max. six years at Assistant Professor level – which includes Postdoc – at the same institution.

The application must contain the following:

  • Your CV 
  • A complete publication list and markings of the attached publications to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment. No more than five publications may be attached.
  • In case you attach joint, a co-author statement must be enclosed specifying your contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors. Template co-author declaration
  • Documentation of your teaching qualifications Guidance Teaching portfolio
  • Copies of your degree certificates (including Master’s and PhD certificates) 

Applicants will be assessed by an expert assessment committee. Applicants may be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.

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

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.

Expectations in connection with employment as academic staff.

Any enquiries about the position may be addressed to Associate Professor, Toine Borgers at Toine@hum.aau.dk or phone: +45 31 44 42 84

Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources on email hs-hr@adm.aau.dk.

Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by clicking the “Apply online” link below. The application must be written in English.

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: 5 October 2020
Unit:
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Post expires on Monday October 5th, 2020

PhD scholarship in ecosystem creation and co-innovation management

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, AAU Business School, a PhD scholarship in ecosystem creation and co-innovation management is open for appointment on 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible.

Job description

The PhD project targets the creation of ecosystems that facilitate the development and evolution of sustainable business models. It is important that the PhD project aims at determining how ecosystem coordination facilitates co-creation and innovation contributing to economic, social, and environmental value within a business community that the individual firm or organisation cannot create by itself. The PhD-project will take place as an engaged scholarship in collaboration with Centre for Logistics & Cooperation (CLS www.logsam.dk) as part of a joint effort between CLS and AAUBS to promote the development and evolution of an eco-industrial park in the Eastern part of Aalborg (DK) and the industrial vicinity of Port of Aalborg.

It is important that the PhD position focusses on the following:

  • Creating a framework for the development and evolution of sustainable business models as part of the creation of ecosystems within eco-industrial parks.
  • Applying the framework to co-innovation and co-creation within the above mentioned designated area.
  • Disseminating the insights and results to firms and organisations within the designated area.
  • Creating a general understanding of the interplay between competitive strategy, interorganizational collaboration, and co-innovation management within the context of eco-industrial parks that has the potential to be applied in other contexts than the designated area.

The PhD student will have a place of work at AAUBS and at CLS, and is expected to spend an average of three days per week at the place of work. Whether the location is at AAUBS or CLS depends on the activities that are carried out as part of the engaged scholarship.


Qualification requirements

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

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

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

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

The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the “apply online” function on AAU’s job-portal https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/ (not other online job portals that may have reposted the position).
Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be undertaken by an expert assessment committee.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications, the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.

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

Contact

You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from Associate Professor Allan Næs Gjerding, ang@business.aau.dk or 9940 8245.

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 1 October 2020
Unit:
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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

PhD in Sales Management

At Aalborg University Business School, a position as a PhD fellow in sales management is vacant for occupation from 1 November 2020 or soon thereafter. The position is co-financed by University College Nordjylland (UCN) and Aalborg University Business School (AUUBS).

Job description

The classic image of the good salesman is changing in these years. New technology increases the opportunities to support value-creating sales, but also changes sales management and sales processes. Many organizations are therefore facing a rethinking of their sales processes, including their management of sales staff. The requirements for the salesperson’s role and opportunities for interaction with customers, as well as the requirements for sales enablement systems (understood as the organizational and managerial terms, support decision tools that support sales systems) are affected accordingly.
The purpose of the Ph.D. the project is to explore the dynamic connections between organizing and managing sales processes and value creation. How are the organizational and managerial preconditions created for salespeople and supporting their practices in value-creating sales processes, and how are these affected by the increased complexity of the interaction with customers?

Aalborg University Business School and UCN want PhD positions to provide career opportunities both within and outside the university. Therefore, PhD positions are designed in such a way that the competencies acquired in the position qualify for both a research career and a career in the private and / or public sector.

Qualification requirementsThe PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, a copy of thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (the PhD Order), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences takes place. According to the PhD Order, the PhD study comprises among other requirements: Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions, private research enterprises etc.

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

Application requirements

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

The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the “apply online” function on AAU’s job-portal https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/ (not other online job portals that may have reposted the position).
Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.
Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be undertaken by an expert assessment committee.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications, the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.

The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant’s project description may be tested for plagiarism in the IT system iThenticate.
 
Contact
You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from Professor Poul Houman Andersen, email: poa@business.aau.dk or Reader PhD Michael Fast, email: mifa@ucn.dk.

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit:
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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

Postdoc to design a novel total knee replacement to resolve instability issues

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production, a position as postdoc in orthopedic biomechanics is open for appointment from December 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years and 7 months. Department of Materials and Production (MP) has 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, biomechanics 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

The research area of the postdoc position will be within orthopedic biomechanics and you will be part of the biomechanics research group. Your research will be within the project Total Knee Arthroplasty Implants Optimized for Post-operative Stability financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project is a collaborative effort between Aalborg University, Radboud University Medical Center, The Nederlands, University of Twente, The Nederlands and the companies AnyBody Technology A/S, Denmark and Orthosensor Inc, United States.

The research project:

Knee osteoarthritis is a frequently occurring joint disease that causes pain, joint deformity, reduced quality-of-life and walking disability. At advanced stages, joint replacement, so-called total knee arthroplasty (TKA), may be necessary. Although TKA is generally considered successful, 16-30% of patients are dissatisfied. There are multiple reasons for this, but some of the most frequent reasons for revision are instability and joint stiffness. A possible explanation for this is that the implant geometry is not optimized to ensure joint stability in the individual patient. This we wish to change in this project by developing a new patient-specific implant optimized to ensure knee stability and implement it using intraoperative sensors to ensure an optimized result. This methodology we will compare against traditional TKA to document that we obtain better post-operative knee stability.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The purpose of your PostDoc project is, therefore, to develop this novel TKA implant and compare its performance against traditional TKA in cadavers. To tailor the implant to the patient-specific biomechanics, you will create patient-specific musculoskeletal models based on pre-operative data, such as medical imaging and laxity measurements and optimize the implant geometry to obtain the desired knee biomechanics.

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

Required qualifications:

  • You are a highly motivated candidate who is able to work in a small team and prepared to stay with other network partners for extended periods of time
  • You have scientific qualifications preferably at PhD–level within mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, robotics, or equivalent
  • You have experience in mechanical design, computational modelling and optimization
  • You have to be fluent in English both oral and written.

Desired qualifications:

  • You have experience with knee modelling
  • You have experience with implant design
  • You have experience with cadaver experiments
  • You have experience with additive manufacturing. 

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Michael Skipper Andersen, Phone: +4530354170 and email: msa@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 HR-Partner Lise Søndergård Jacobsen by email est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567.

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: 2 October 2020
Unit:
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Post expires on Friday October 2nd, 2020

Postdoc within numerical methods for interfacial flow simulations

Do you want to develop the next generation of accurate open source interfacial flow solvers?The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, offers a Postdoc position within numerical methods for interfacial flow simulations, starting 01 November 2020 or soon thereafter. The position will be based at Aalborg University’s campus in Copenhagen and will have a duration of 3 years.

Job description

The Postdoc is part of the research project “Numerical Methods for Interfacial Flows (InterFlow)” sponsored by Independent Research Fund Denmark and by the Department.

Project description:

The aim of the InterFlow project is to develop accurate and efficient numerical methods improving our ability to simulate fluid flows involving complex fluid interfaces. Such simulations are used extensively in engineering and science from prediction of extreme wave loads on offshore wind turbines and in the analysis of bubbly flows in chemical processing plants.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The postdoc will develop novel numerical methods for calculating the curvature of gas-liquid interfaces from the so-called volume fraction field on unstructured 3D finite volume meshes. Furthermore, the postdoc will develop novel approaches to consistently include the surface tension force in an interfacial flow solver by exploiting the so-called Integral Formulation described in (Popinet, 2018).

The developed numerical methods will be implemented as extension modules to the open source CFD software, OpenFOAM, and release as open source. The postdoc will become part of and actively engage in the global open source community around the OpenFOAM code.

The project also involves organisation of international workshops and collaboration with the Fluides Complexes et Instabilités Hydrodynamiques research group at Sorbonne Université in Paris, France. The position will also involve collaboration with other AAU departments and/or companies on specific engineering applications of the developed numerical methods. Here, emphasis will be on applications areas where our technology assists the transition to green energy.

Finally, the position will include some amount of teaching, mainly 1st year mathematics for engineering students. Teaching tasks may take place at any of the three Aalborg University campuses (Aalborg, Esbjerg, Copenhagen).

What we offer:

We offer a unique opportunity to strengthen your research profile and become a leading expert within numerical methods for fluid dynamics and to solve long-standing scientific challenges within CFD. Our open source release strategy enables immediate acknowledgement and impact of your research within a wide range of engineering areas.

Our research group is located at Aalborg University’s attractive Copenhagen campus right at the harbor front. Copenhagen is ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. Aalborg University is ranked as one of the best engineering universities in Europe. We offer freedom with responsibility, flexible working hours, and an informal and curiosity driven research team.

Your profile: 

As our new postdoc you should ideally have:

  • A PhD degree in mathematics, physics or similar, with a solid background within mathematics and fluid dynamics.
  • Experience with development of numerical methods and schemes for CFD.
  • Strong programming skills including experience with C++ and preferably with OpenFOAM coding.
  • Creativity, perseverance, team spirit and high personal integrity.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both spoken and written.

Note that the Independent Research Fund Denmark sponsoring the Postdoc requires the applicant’s PhD age to be at most 4 years at the application deadline (The PhD age is defined as the time elapsed from the date your PhD degree was officially awarded minus twice the number of actual held weeks of maternity/paternity leave after that date – see definition in section 4.3.5 here).

Further information: 

For further information about the InterFlow project see here:
https://dff.dk/en/grants/research-leaders-2018/johan-ronby-pedersen
or contact Associate Professor Johan Rønby, phone +45 29 93 19 23, email: roenby@math.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 Lise Søndergård Jacobsen by email est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567.

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: 27 September 2020
Unit:
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Post expires on Sunday September 27th, 2020

Postdoc in Urban Planning

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, a position as Postdoc in Urban Planning is open for appointment from 1st January 2020 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 25 month.

Job description

The Postdoc research and teaching activities will be carried out within the scientific field of Urban planning, focusing on topics such as contemporary sustainable urban planning and development, innovation and participatory methods and processes, urban sustainability issues in connection with SDGs goals and the UN new urban agenda, environmental justice, deliberation and empowerment and radical planning practice.

The research position is framed within the externally funded research project NordicPATH – Nordic participatory, healthy and people-centered cities – funded by the NordForsk program on Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities.  The project aims to generate valuable interdisciplinary knowledge about key societal challenges relating to sustainable urban development with high scientific quality. The Postdoc is expected to contribute to participatory methods in urban planning in Nordic countries with air quality monitoring as a driver of more sustainable cities.

Teaching activities within the position include lecturing, supervision, coordination, and planning primarily at BSc and MSc in urban planning and other study programs connected to urban research at Aalborg University. 

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Enza Lissandrello, enza@plan.aau.dk  or phone: +45 93562342

The Department of Planning is a large research community of 200 employees situated at AAU Aalborg and AAU Copenhagen. The department provides high-quality research and teaching in the field of planning, technology and society, in order to create a more sustainable future. Interdisciplinary is essential for developing knowledge in a constant changing world. At the department of planning, the technical, natural and social science disciplines present a unique combination of social and technological understanding, where digital and technological solutions merge with the needs of society. Planning research creates the foundation for educating the future workforce, and as part of Aalborg University, the department rests on a socially engaging and problem-oriented approach.

For more about the department.

Qualification requirements: 

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

The application must contain the following:

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

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

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk 
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Aalborg University provides outstanding research and education. For the third year in a row we have placed Europe’s best and the world’s fourth best engineering university on the list of “Best Global Universities” published by the U.S. News & World Report. Our research and educations are multidisciplinary and build on close collaborations with business and industry. This also comes from our world-renowned PBL teaching model, which is based on solving the problems of reality. These collaborations and our acknowledged research contribute new insights, new solutions to societal matters and knowledge that are changing the world. More than 20,000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University, of which over 10% are international students from various countries worldwide. To support them, we have 3500 employees, divided between Aalborg University’s main campus in Aalborg and our departments in Copenhagen and Esbjerg.

 

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: 27 September 2020
Unit: Department of Planning
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 27th, 2020