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Aalborg University

One or more PhD Stipend(s) in Climate footprint and meat (20-20022)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, one or more PhD stipend(s) is/are available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend(s) is/are open for appointment from 1 May 2020 or soon hereafter.The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions.

Job description

The PhD project is part of a collaboration between Danish Crown and Aalborg University regarding the climate footprint of meat products. The project will contribute to executing of the sustainability and climate strategy of Danish Crown by developing and testing the concept of product environmental footprint and by investigating how to include more environmental impact categories in order to get a comprehensive picture of the impact of beef production.

Further, the project will be part of identifying one or more strategic areas with environmental improvement potentials by integrating circular economy principles in assessment of these potentials. Finally, the PhD is also expected to contribute to creating and implementing partnerships for carbon footprint reductions and increased value creation in the whole value chain from farm to fork.

The PhD project is part of MADE – Manufacturing Academy of Denmark that is the Danish national innovation and research platform for the manufacturing industry in Denmark. MADE supports and strengthens the manufacturing industry in Denmark through implementation of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology via applied industrial research projects and a range of various innovation activities and educational initiatives.

You may obtain further information from Professor Arne Remmen, Department of Planning, ar@plan.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals, who hold a Master 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 the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial

Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

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

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

The faculty have a research school, The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: http://www.phd.tech.aau.dk/ and a PhD association and network for PhD students at AAU http://www.phd.tech.aau.dk/current-students/PAU/.

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: 19 April 2020
Unit: Department of Planning
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Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

One or more PhD Stipends in Saline biomass biorefinery (14-19074G)

ReannouncementAt the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology one or more PhD stipend are available within the general study program Energy Technology. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 July 2020.The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy to thermal and bio-energy. The department has about 300 employees – out of them are more than 125 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry. The position is offered in relation to the research program “biogas and biorefineries” and the PhD Student will be positioned at the Esbjerg Campus of Aalborg University.

Job description

The PhD project will be part of a large collaborative Horizon 2020 project called AQUA-COMBINE. The AQUA-COMBINE project aims to demonstrate combined aquaculture and halophyte farming using the principles of circular economy, where waste and residues are utilised with-in the system to create both internal value and new products.

Halophyte plants such as Salicornia europaea have the ability to grown in saline soils (marginal land) and/or be irrigated with seawater. The green tips of Salicornia is sold as food, while the woody part is considered a residue. However, this residue biomass is rich in valuable bio-active molecules that can be extracted using simple and affordable processing. These compounds include phenolic acids (strong anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidants), high quality protein, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, carotenoids, and chlorophyll. The fiber fraction left after extraction is pure, low recalcitrant lignocellulose which can be used to produce bioenergy (with low energy input), or separated into high value xylooligosaccharides (prebiotics) and char coal from lignin.

The PhD project will include chemical characterization (HPLC, GC-MS, ICP-MS) of the produced halophyte biomass, extraction of value added compounds from the biomass, and conversion of the biomass residue to bioenergy.

The applicant must provide and upload a proper project description, which describes the applicants initial thoughts and ideas related to the specific project applied for. This includes a brief state-of-the-art (including short list of references), a time schedule and how the applicant intends to shed light on the project objectives. The project description should have a length of 4-5 pages.

You may obtain further information from Mette Hedegaard Thomsen, Energy Technology, phone: 93562196, email: mht@et.aau.dk ,  concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

You may obtain further information from Title name, Department of name, phone: phone number, email: mailaddress 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. Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: ld@adm.aau.dk ,  phone: +45 9940 9589.

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: 17 April 2020
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Post expires on Friday April 17th, 2020

Postdoc in Operations and Risk Management

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production (Section of Production), a Postdoc position is available from 1st of August 2020 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of two years.The Department of Materials and Production is a newly established department at Aalborg University. The department is formed by a merger of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Center for Industrial Production, and Department of Physics and Nanotechnology. The position is with the Center for Industrial Production. Learn more about us at: https://www.mp.aau.dk/

Job description

The Postdoc position is part of a strategic effort in the area of operations and risk management and includes both research and teaching in these domains. The position will be associated with the Innovation Factory North project, which has the overall objective of developing and empirically testing Industry 4.0 solutions for the purpose of advancing capabilities in manufacturing companies. This objective is pursued through developing multiple industrial experiments on creating awareness, demonstrators, and anchoring innovative solutions in industrial settings.

In this context, the candidate is expected to perform fundamental and applied research on understanding how new smart technologies, such as e.g. AI and Big Data, influence operations development.

As a successful applicant you will participate in education, academic and collaborative research activities in the group and with external partners. The research covered by the position will be within the core of the research group and the applicant’s profile should therefore address several of the areas. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with qualifications in one or preferably more of the following areas:

  • Innovation process design and implementation, including risk management
  • Data-driven modelling and simulation of innovations
  • Digital transformation of companies
  • Previous experience with experimental research within manufacturing companies will be considered an advantage
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and international environment as an independent researcher
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment, dedication, enthusiasm and ability to work efficiently both as a part of a team and independently.

The teaching activities include teaching courses and supervising student projects in the bachelor programs: Bachelor of IT, B.Sc.Eng. in Global Business Engineering, and in the M.Sc. program in Management Engineering.

We offer

  • Access to a state-of-the-art research laboratory equipped with a variety of mobile robots, collaborative robotic platforms, industrial robotic arms, drones, cyber-physical modules, exoskeletons, and numerous cameras and relevant equipment for experiments.
  • Multi-disciplinary and international environment
  • A chance to see your research being brought into practice.
  • Strong engagement with industry.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Casual working environment.

You may obtain further information from Head of Section/Associate Professor Astrid Heidemann Lassen (ahl@mp.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 Lise Søndergaard Jacobsen by mail 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: 24 April 2020
Unit:
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Post expires on Friday April 24th, 2020

PhD Stipend in Mission-Critical Wireless Communications (8-20017)

At The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a PhD stipend in Mission-Critical Wireless Communications is available within the general study programme Wireless Communications. The stipend is open for appointment from May 1st, 2020, or soon thereafter.

Job description

Mission-critical communications are currently in the focus of the academic and industrial research and development. In this regard, of particular importance is design of novel mission-critical wireless solutions for first responders (e.g. firefighters, coastguard and mountain rescue teams), which will facilitate timely and reliable information exchange among the team members as well as between the team members and the command centre.

The PhD project will focus on research and development of mission-critical wireless communication solutions for first responders. The work will include, but is not limited to: (i) critical assessment of current systems for mission-critical communications, like LTE- and TETRA-based ones, as well as of the emerging 5G approaches, (ii) proposal of the enhancements and development directions for novel solutions with an increasing level of autonomy and robustness, and (iii) design, development and prototyping of cellular and ad-hoc networking solutions.

The PhD position is hosted by Aalborg University, campus in Copenhagen, and funded by H2020 SIXTHSENSE “Smart integrated extreme environment health monitor with sensory feedback for enhanced situation awareness” project. The PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD programme at Aalborg University; supervised by associate professor Cedomir Stefanovic.

Candidate Profile

The selected candidate should have:

  • An undergraduate degree and Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering or similar.
  • Solid background within wireless communications. Good mathematical skills. Background in MATLAB, C++ (or similar) and embedded programming, as well as background in programming software defined radios and wireless modules are highly desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly proficient English language skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills; creative, innovative, independent thinker.
  • Motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team

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 program.
  • Documentation of English skills (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE or CPE), if available.
  • 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

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: 20 April 2020
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Monday April 20th, 2020

One or more PhD Stipends in Wind Turbine Control (8-20016)

At The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one ore more PhD stipends in Wind Turbine Control are available within the general study programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design. The stipends are open for appointment from June 1st, 2020, or soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

The PhD project will be part of the IFD (Innovation Fund Denmark) Grand Solutions project “Predicting Wind Turbine Stability in General Inflow PRESTIGE” starting April 1, 2020, and runs for 3 years. The project is a cooperation between the partners Technical University of Denmark, Aalborg University, VESTAS Wind Power Systems A/S, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S and LM Wind Power A/S.

Modern wind turbines can experience destructive fluid-induced vibrations. Cost reduction drives the development towards increasing blade length and flexibility, increasing the risk for such vibrations. The PRESTIGE project will ensure that future turbines do not encounter instabilities. These potential instability phenomenons are a result of dynamics combining the mechanical wind turbine structure, in particular the blades, and the aerodynamics. This is known under the name Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV).

In summary, the project aims at describing, modelling, simulation and controlling VIV. Aalborg University contributes with the control engineering part of the project. This will include modelling suited for control, detection of VIV, control design to attenuate or avoid VIV and it will potentially cover both stand still, idling and normal operation for the wind turbine. The methods used in the project can include system identification, fault detection, Kalman/particle filtering, machine learning, supervisory control MPC control and more. The main responsibility of the PhD student will be to deliver the AAU part of the project under the supervisor’s guidance. The PhD student will work in close cooperation with the other partners.

You may obtain further information from Torben Knudsen, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: +45 2787 9826, email: tk@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: 3 May 2020
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Sunday May 3rd, 2020

One or More PhD Stipends at DEIS Unit at Computer Science Department (16-20014)

At The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Computer Science one or more PhD stipends are available within the Computer Science study programme. The stipends are open for appointment at the earliest from August 1, 2020 or soon thereafter.

Job description

Topics:
The Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems unit at the Department of Computer Science has a number of PhD position openings in connection with the ERC Advanced Grant LASSO.

For the  ERC Advanced Grant LASSO, we seek for PhD students to provide the new generation of scalable, model-based tools for cyber-physical systems based on a mathematical sound foundation, that enables trade-offs between functional safety and quantitative performance. It is the overall hypothesis of LASSO that a full integration of model checking and synthesis with machine learning will provide the key to innovative, highly scalable methods for learning, analysis, synthesis and optimization of cyber-physical systems.  Based on preferences the candidates will work along different directions: 
theoretical foundation involving quantitative models (e.g. stochastic, timed weighted, hybrid automata) and logics; efficient algorithms for model checking, learning and synthesis;  tool implementation and application to complex cyber-physical systems (e.g. transport, water, energy).

Requirements:
Applicants must have a master’s degree in computer science or a closely related field, with very good grades. Programming and strong communication skills as well as a very good level of written and spoken English are also required. Knowledge in relation to the research topics mentioned above is highly desirable.

Application:
The application should contain a cover letter with motivation and preferred starting date, a CV, copies of certificates, etc. In addition, a research statement (project description) of max. 2 pages excl. references must be attached. The description should outline the applicant’s thoughts and ideas on research issues within the context of the topics mentioned above.

You may obtain further information from Professor Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Department of Computer Science, phone: +459940 8893, email: kgl@cs.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. Merete Nielsen, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: mnie@adm.aau.dk , phone: +45 9940 7035.

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: 30 April 2020
Unit: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

PhD Stipend in Assistive Exoskeleton for Manufacturing (915-20012)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production a PhD stipend within the PhD programme Materials Science, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is available for appointment from 1 May 2020.

Job description

We are looking for a candidate to work on an EU funded project on the development of exoskeletons that will assist labour works in manufacturing and construction. The research work will be focused on the performance assessment of exoskeletons in a variety working scenarios where human-exoskeleton interaction is critically important. The selected candidate will design experiments and develop methods of performance assessment for the upper-limb exoskeletons and test them in collaboration with industrial companies.

 We are looking for a highly motivated, outstanding candidate with a MSc degree in relevant areas, preferably in mechanical/industrial engineering, robotics, or biomechanics/physiology/sport technology with relevant background for robotic or assistive system development. Strong competencies in robotics,  sensing technology, and biomechanical measurement are required. Language skills in both English and Danish are required to be able to get involved with local companies.

Experience in one or more of the following areas will be considered an asset:

– Design/control of exoskeleton systems.

– Knowledge and experience with the human-machine interaction.

– Biomechanical measurement and analysis.

– Wearable sensors, data collection and processing.

You may obtain further information from Professor Shaoping Bai, Department of Materials and Productionshb@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 regularly. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

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

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

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk 

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

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

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 8 April 2020
Unit: Deadline March 31. 2020


  • PhD position in ‘Brexit, new Europe and newness Chasm: Cross-channel conceptualization of newness and tradition’ (MSCA-ITN-ETN-860364)

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  • Post expires on Wednesday April 8th, 2020

    Postdoc in Indoor Health Impacts (2020-224-02693)

    At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, BUILD at Aalborg University’s campus in Copenhagen a position as postdoc in Indoor Health Impacts is open for appointment from July 1 2020 or soon hereafter for a period of four years.

    Job description

    The department of Energy Performance, Indoor Environment and Sustainability at BUILD conducts research in the areas Indoor climate, human requirements in buildings, energy efficient buildings, environmental impact of construction and operation of buildings, ventilation and lighting.

    The postdoc will be working in the research group “Indoor Health Impacts”. The research of the group focuses on indoor climate and its impact on the health of the building users. The group has expertise in thermal comfort, air quality, mycology, chemistry, moisture problems and user behaviour. The research is interdisciplinary with the overall purpose of indoor climate being as supportive to health and well-being as possible. The focus is to prevent and remedy mould growth and other moisture-related problems in buildings, to reduce exposure to adverse chemical substances such as Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) and other volatile and semi-volatile substances and to support user behaviour that promotes a healthy indoor climate. The research include experiments in field and laboratories, intervention experiments, demonstration projects, collection of data and experiences together with verification and development of theories and formulas. The group possess experiences and skills to disseminate knowledge to Danish practitioners and building users. Construction practitioners, authorities and other researchers are the primary users of the research results.

    The candidate has to contribute to the ongoing research, the further development of the research group and its expertise in Indoor Health Impacts. This could be both theoretically and though experimental work. The postdoc should contribute to the development of innovative ways to increase the quality of the indoor climate in both new and existing buildings, acknowledging other needs like sustainability and competitive construction activities.

    The position involves limited teaching duties and supervision of master and/or PhD students and contribution to the development of research proposals for accessing national and international funding.

    Qualification requirements
    Aalborg University is looking for a talented postdoc with strong background in Indoor Health Impacts who

    • preferable holds a PhD degree in a relevant engineering, or natural science discipline
    • has research experience on Indoor Health Impacts
    • has statistical analysis skills
    • has publications in reputable journals
    • has experience with proposal writing for Danish and/or international funding programs

    It is an advantage if the candidates has experience in

    • performing measurements in the field as well as in a laboratory environment
    • characterization of indoor air pollution sources
    • ways to improve and maintain good indoor climate quality
    • indoor climate quality assessments
    • humid buildings and fungal growth

    The right candidate should have the ability to work in a team as well as independently and be good at networking. The candidates must be fluent in both speaking and writing Danish or be willing to get this qualification within 2-3 years as writing guidelines to the Danish practitioners is an essential part of the job. Furthermore, excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) is required for scientific communication.

    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.

    An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

    The applications are 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.

    Any enquiries about the position may be addressed to Head of Research Søren Aggerholm by mail soa@build.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 2397. You may also contact Professor Lars Gunnarsen, lbg@build.aau.dk, (+45) 9940 2395.

    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 3493.

    Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio 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: 16 April 2020
    Unit: Department of Civil Engineering
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    Post expires on Thursday April 16th, 2020