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Aalborg University

PhD Stipend in Medium-range Glass Structure (18-22026)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD stipend is available within the doctoral programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 3 years. The Department consists of two sections with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Technology and Biology. Place of employment of the position is Section for Chemical Science and Engineering in Aalborg. The Section of Chemical Science and Engineering consists of 80 people of which about 20 is associate and full professors. The section conducts internationally competitive research within a range of topics within Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and publishes more than 80 peer reviewed publications annually. The section is responsible for the educations in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and is located in both campus Aalborg and campus Esbjerg.

Job description

A PhD stipend is available to predict medium-range structural descriptors in oxide glass materials. 2022 is the United Nations International Year of Glass, where we celebrate the essential role that glass plays in society. However, the brittleness and low fracture toughness of oxide glass materials remains to be their main disadvantage. Identification and quantification of structural descriptors is the crucial input needed to tailor the mechanical properties of oxide glasses.

The prospective PhD student will be responsible for applying and developing a variety of computational techniques. This includes molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and topological data analysis. That is, topological data analysis will be used to extract information about medium-range structural features in the MD-simulated atomic configurations of the glasses. These will be rigorously categorized according to their chemistry and geometry. Medium-range refers to e.g. ring structures that are present in the range between 5-20 Å.

The PhD project is part of the European Research Council (ERC) project “NewGLASS – New Horizons in Glass Structure Prediction and Mechanics”, which is headed by Professor Morten M. Smedskjær. The project aims to accelerate the design of new glasses by using various computational methods and processing techniques to tailor their atomic and microscopic structure and thus control the mechanical properties. The prospective PhD student will therefore collaborate with other PhD students and Postdocs working on this project.

Requirements:

  • A master’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, materials, physics, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field is an advantage.
  • The applicant must be interested in working in an interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills are a requirement.
  • Experience with molecular dynamics, topological data analysis, and/or machine learning is an advantage.


Application:

The application must contain:

  • Cover letter of 1-2 pages describing the motivation for applying and an account of the applicant’s background in relation to the announced position
  • Project description, which is required for technical reasons – in this case, where you apply for a specific project, you may upload a copy of the project description above
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records
  • Other relevant information.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. We value diversity and see it as a strength.

We are a dynamic workplace with high professionalism and efficiency, a good working environment and with a focus on work-life balance. We strive for a culture with collaboration that promotes openness and curiosity towards new initiatives and ideas and with a constructive approach to problem solving. As an employee at the department, you will be part of an international research environment, with a focus on innovation, knowledge sharing and excellency as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.

You may obtain further information about the scientific aspects of the project from Professor Morten M. Smedskjær, +45 9940 3578, mos@bio.aau.dk. Group website: sites.google.com/view/smedskjaer

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience provides cutting-edge research and teaching in biotechnology, biology, environmental science, chemistry and chemical engineering. Our research solves important topics for the benefit of society, and through research-based teaching, we educate independent, collaborative and solution-oriented bachelors, graduates and PhDs.

At the department, we have high-profile research groups and individual researchers who deliver world-class applied and basic scientific research with a mission-driven approach, and who contribute to the development of new technologies, methods, and new basic insights within natural science and engineering. The department is divided into two sections: Section for Bioscience and Engineering and Section for Chemical Science and Engineering, as well as one administration. Both sections have activities on both Aalborg and Esbjerg campuses. The day-to-day management is handled by the head of department, the deputy heads of research and education, and the head of the secretariat in collaboration with section leaders.

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 at regular points in time.

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.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: vkns@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 7408.

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 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

18-22026

Deadline: 2022-06-05 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on søndag juni 5th, 2022

PhD Stipend in Structure Characterization during Glass Fracture (18-22025)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a three-year PhD stipend is available within the doctoral programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department consists of two sections with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Technology and Biology. Place of employment of the position is Section for Chemical Science and Engineering in Aalborg. The Section of Chemical Science and Engineering consists of 80 people of which about 20 is associate- and full professors. The section conducts internationally competitive research within a range of topics within Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and publishes more than 80 peer reviewed publications annually. The section is responsible for the educations in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and is located in both campus Aalborg and campus Esbjerg.

Job description

A PhD stipend is available to understand the structural changes that occur deformation and fracture of oxide glass materials. 2022 is the United Nations International Year of Glass, where we celebrate the essential role that glass plays in society. However, the brittleness and low fracture toughness of oxide glass materials remains to be their main disadvantage.

Diffraction and 3D imaging techniques are well suited to study the complex structural changes at different length scales that occur in glasses during deformation and fracture. To this end, the prospective PhD student will develop and utilize laboratory and synchrotron based techniques, for example to enable in situ mapping of densification and structural changes during indentation of glasses. The relationship between density and structure will also be studied.

The PhD project is part of the Danish lighthouse initiative SOLID that focuses on imaging of hard materials in 3D using neutrons and x-rays (solid.dtu.dk). The prospective PhD student will become part of this community across Denmark. Specifically, the project involves collaboration among Professors Morten M. Smedskjær and Yuanzheng Yue at Aalborg University, Professor Kristine Niss at Roskilde University, and Professor Henning Friis Poulsen at the Technical University of Denmark. The project will therefore involve aspects from e.g. materials chemistry, mechanical engineering, and condensed matter physics. For example, this includes the development of mechanical testing rigs and regular use of large-scale x-ray or neutron facilities.


Requirements:

  • A master’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, materials, physics, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field is an advantage.
  • The applicant must be interested in working in an interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills are a requirement.
  • Experience with programming and/or x-ray/neutron diffraction or imaging is an advantage.


Application:

The application must contain:

  • Cover letter of 1-2 pages describing the motivation for applying and an account of the applicant’s background in relation to the announced position
  • Project description, which is required for technical reasons – in this case, where you apply for a specific project, you may upload a copy of the project description above
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records
  • Other relevant information.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. We value diversity and see it as a strength. This is reflected in both the host laboratory as well as its partners within the SOLID community.

We are a dynamic workplace with high professionalism and efficiency, a good working environment and with a focus on work-life balance. We strive for a culture with collaboration that promotes openness and curiosity towards new initiatives and ideas and with a constructive approach to problem solving. As an employee at the department, you will be part of an international research environment, with a focus on innovation, knowledge sharing and excellency as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.

You may obtain further information about the scientific aspects of the project from Professor Morten M. Smedskjær, +45 9940 3578, mos@bio.aau.dk. Group website: sites.google.com/view/smedskjaer

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience provides cutting-edge research and teaching in biotechnology, biology, environmental science, chemistry and chemical engineering. Our research solves important topics for the benefit of society, and through research-based teaching, we educate independent, collaborative and solution-oriented bachelors, graduates and PhDs.

At the department, we have high-profile research groups and individual researchers who deliver world-class applied and basic scientific research with a mission-driven approach, and who contribute to the development of new technologies, methods, and new basic insights within natural science and engineering. The department is divided into two sections: Section for Bioscience and Engineering and Section for Chemical Science and Engineering, as well as one administration. Both sections have activities on both Aalborg and Esbjerg campuses. The day-to-day management is handled by the head of department, the deputy heads of research and education, and the head of the secretariat in collaboration with section leaders.

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 at regular points in time.

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.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: vkns@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 7408.

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 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

18-22025

Deadline: 2022-06-06 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on mandag juni 6th, 2022

PhD Stipend in Short-Range Glass Structure (18-22027)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD stipend is available within the doctoral programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 3 years. The Department consists of two sections with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Technology and Biology. Place of employment of the position is Section for Chemical Science and Engineering in Aalborg. The Section of Chemical Science and Engineering consists of 80 people of which about 20 is associate- and full professors. The section conducts internationally competitive research within a range of topics within Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and publishes more than 80 peer reviewed publications annually. The section is responsible for the educations in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and is located in both campus Aalborg and campus Esbjerg.

Job description

A PhD stipend is available to predict short-range structural descriptors in oxide glass materials. 2022 is the United Nations International Year of Glass, where we celebrate the essential role that glass plays in society. However, the brittleness and low fracture toughness of oxide glass materials remains to be their main disadvantage. Identification and quantification of structural descriptors is the crucial input needed to tailor the mechanical properties of oxide glasses.

The prospective PhD student should have an interest in both experimental and computational materials science. The research focus will be on coupling statistical mechanics methods with machine learning to predict the atomic coordination numbers in multicomponent glasses. To this end, composition-structure data need to be collected and generated using experimental high-throughput approaches that will be developed as part of this Ph.D. project.

The PhD project is part of the European Research Council (ERC) project “NewGLASS – New Horizons in Glass Structure Prediction and Mechanics”, which is headed by Professor Morten M. Smedskjær. The project aims to accelerate the design of new glasses by using various computational methods and processing techniques to tailor their atomic and microscopic structure and thus control the mechanical properties. The prospective Ph.D. student will therefore collaborate with other Ph.D. students and Postdocs working on this project.


Requirements:

  • A master’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, materials, physics, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field is an advantage.
  • The applicant must be interested in working in an interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills are a requirement.
  • Experience with glass science, structure characterization, and/or programming is an advantage.


Application:

The application must contain:

  • Cover letter of 1-2 pages describing the motivation for applying and an account of the applicant’s background in relation to the announced position
  • Project description, which is required for technical reasons – in this case, where you apply for a specific project, you may upload a copy of the project description above
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records
  • Other relevant information.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. We value diversity and see it as a strength.

We are a dynamic workplace with high professionalism and efficiency, a good working environment and with a focus on work-life balance. We strive for a culture with collaboration that promotes openness and curiosity towards new initiatives and ideas and with a constructive approach to problem solving. As an employee at the department, you will be part of an international research environment, with a focus on innovation, knowledge sharing and excellency as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.

You may obtain further information about the scientific aspects of the project from Professor Morten M. Smedskjær, +45 9940 3578, mos@bio.aau.dk. Group website: sites.google.com/view/smedskjaer

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience provides cutting-edge research and teaching in biotechnology, biology, environmental science, chemistry and chemical engineering. Our research solves important topics for the benefit of society, and through research-based teaching, we educate independent, collaborative and solution-oriented bachelors, graduates and PhDs.

At the department, we have high-profile research groups and individual researchers who deliver world-class applied and basic scientific research with a mission-driven approach, and who contribute to the development of new technologies, methods, and new basic insights within natural science and engineering. The department is divided into two sections: Section for Bioscience and Engineering and Section for Chemical Science and Engineering, as well as one administration. Both sections have activities on both Aalborg and Esbjerg campuses. The day-to-day management is handled by the head of department, the deputy heads of research and education, and the head of the secretariat in collaboration with section leaders.

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 at regular points in time.

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.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: vkns@adm.aau.dk ,  phone: +45 9940 7408.

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 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

18-22027

Deadline: 2022-06-05 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on søndag juni 5th, 2022

PhD Stipend in Climate Impacts of Fisheries (20-22030)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2022 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 the research project “Constraints and trade-offs in the climate impact of fisheries”, hosted by the Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment at the Department of Planning, Aalborg University. The project is funded by the Danish Independent Research Fund – Technology and Production and is carried out interdisciplinarily in collaboration with the Centre for Blue Governance at the Department of Planning of Aalborg University, the Section for Bioscience and Engineering at the Department of Chemistry and Bioscience of Aalborg University, as well as the Lyell Centre at Heriot-Watt University in the UK.

The project investigates the green transition to fisheries and fisheries technologies that are sustainable in a life cycle perspective. The project intends to combine knowledge on fisheries policy, management, and technology with data and methods from industrial ecology and product environmental assessment to obtain a deeper and multidimensional understanding of the impact of fisheries and improve decision making for stakeholders and policymakers in this sector.

Within the project, the PhD student is expected to and to:

  •  Develop new life-cycle-assessment models that accurately assess the climate impacts of fisheries accounting for constraints in supply and preferences in consumer demand
  • Analyze data from various national and international repositories to identify the trade-offs between fisheries practices that promote sustainable harvesting of stocks and the more recent drive to fish in a climate-friendly way
  • Produce high-level scientific publications on these topics
  • Carry out teaching activities.

The ideal candidate for these projects has excellent academic qualifications, a strong self-motivation, and a true interest in environmental and societal issues related to blue bioeconomy. The candidate should ideally have a background in Environmental Management, Marine Biology, Environmental science, Sustainability science, Environmental engineering, or the like. As this is an interdisciplinary project, both quantitative skills (data analysis, systems thinking, modelling) and qualitative ones (interest and ability, stakeholder interaction, interviews) are key requisites for the position, as well as the capacity to plan and work autonomously. Documented experience with any study project in the fisheries or blue bioeconomy domain, with Life Cycle Assessment, and with programming for data science (R, Python) will be considered a strong plus. Proficiency in English is a requirement, knowledge of Danish or close languages like Norwegian and Swedish is an advantage.

To apply, please send the following documents (in English unless indicated, pdf format):

  • Motivation letter (max 1 page) outlining your qualifications and motivation to conduct this project
  • Project plan (max 2 pages) addressing your understanding of the project’s problem and expected challenges, as well as your ideas to overcome them
  • CV including a list of scientific outputs (thesis, study projects, papers, etc.) and contact info for two academic references
  • Copy of MSc diploma*
  • Copy of Master thesis (in any language)
  • List of exams with ECTS and grades
  • Recommendations

*If you haven’t completed your Master studies at time of submission, please substitute the MSc diploma with a written statement by your supervisor specifying the expected completion date and confirming that you are expected to finish on time and send the most recent draft of your thesis.

You may obtain further information from Professor Massimo Pizzol, +45 9940 8369, massimo@plan.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: ld@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: 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 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

20-22030

Deadline: 2022-06-11 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on lørdag juni 11th, 2022

One or more PhD Stipends in Physical Modelling of Nonlinear Waves (6-22021)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of the Built Environment one or more PhD stipends are available within the doctoral programme Civil Engineering. The stipend(s) are open for appointment from 15 August 2022.

Job description

The position(s) is offered in the Ocean and Coastal Engineering Research Group and the applicant will work on the groups ongoing research projects. The position(s) will mainly be on physical modelling of coastal and offshore structures, but numerical modelling may also be used. When testing models in a wave basin it is essential that the waves present in the facility is known and are similar to those in mother nature. Methods based on linear wave theory is used in many laboratories today for both generation and analysis of the short-crested waves. The consequence of this choice is unknown, but means the measured response of the structures tested must be associated with higher uncertainty than if more accurate methods were used. Thus, the applicant will firstly focus on generation and analysis of nonlinear short-crested waves in physical models and secondly on the response of various coastal and offshore structures exposed to such waves. Demonstration of prior experience with physical modelling and especially with wave generation and/or analysis of long-crested and short-crested irregular waves will be positively evaluated.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Thomas Lykke Andersen, Department of the Built Environment, phone: +45 99408486, email: tla@build.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend(s).

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 at regular points in time.

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.

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

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 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

6-22021

Deadline: 2022-05-18 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on onsdag maj 18th, 2022

One or more HCC PhD Stipends in AI-Collaboration Drones (16-21088G)

Reannouncement: At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Computer Science, one or more PhD stipends are available within the Computer Science study program. The stipends are open for appointment at the earliest from July 1, 2022 or soon thereafter.The Department of Computer Science features a broad range of synergistic activities within research and education in the general area of computer science, including curiosity-driven research and targeted research in collaboration with industrial partners, as well as traditional university education, with a unique problem- and project-based focus, and continued education and knowledge dissemination.

Job description

We are looking for one or more PhD students in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), that will be part of the Human-Centered Computing group’s activities within Human-Centered AI and Collaborative AI. The stipends are supported by DIREC (Digital Research Centre Denmark).

The stipends cover research on interaction with swarms of drones and robots, and involves cases on search and rescue multi-drone interaction and agricultural multi-robot interaction. The project will involve the design and evaluation of digital prototypes in order to explore different interaction techniques to support end-users in controlling, navigating, and communicating with multi-drone or multi-robot systems. The project will involve requirements gathering from end-users and other stakeholders and evaluation of the developed prototypes through lab-based and in-situ studies. These user studies should integrate different techniques such as analysis of performance data, interviews and/or observations. The research will contribute by bridging academic research with companies currently developing solutions using drone or robot swarms. 

Requirements: 
The applicants must have a master’s degree in interaction design, software engineering, computer science, or closely related fields with very good grades. The applicants must have the required technical skills to develop prototypes as well as an excellent understanding of interaction design. Outstanding communication skills are essential. Prior experience with AI development and conducting user studies is desirable.

Application: 
The application should contain a cover letter with motivation for applying 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 possible research directions within the context of the topic mentioned above. 

You may obtain further information from Professor Mikael B. Skov, Department of Computer Science, phone: +459940 8922, email: dubois@cs.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipends.

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

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.

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

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

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

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 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

16-21088G

Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

PhD Stipend in Experimental Research in Integration of 5G and Non-Terrestrial Networks for extending Broadband Connectivity in Rural and Remote Areas (8-22008)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a PhD stipend in Experimental Research in Integration of 5G and Non-Terrestrial Networks for extending Broadband Connectivity in Rural and Remote Areas is available within the general study programme Wireless Communications. The stipend is open for appointment from September 1, 2022, or soon as possible thereafter.
In 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 employees, 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.
The Department's research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, AI, sound, cybersecurity and robotics. The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results into practical applications with industrial partners and IPR. The Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model.

Job description

Over the last years, the importance and need for broadband and high-speed connectivity has constantly increased. The COVID-19 pandemic has even accelerated this process towards a more connected society. But this holds mainly true for urban communities. In Europe, lack access still persists concerning, mainly, the most rural and remote areas. Those are the most challenging to address since they are the least commercially attractive.

Within this context, the PhD study will explore connectivity solutions aimed at bridging the digital divide, by providing robust, reliable, and secure broadband access for all in rural, agricultural, and remote areas, integrating Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) with terrestrial 5G cellular networks and low-cost Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, the PhD work will focus on the design, development, and testing of multi-connectivity solutions applied to the connected agriculture and livestock transport.

The position is partly funded by the European Commission in the context of the HORIZON EUROPE framework programme, through the COMMECT project, which aims at bridging the digital divide and addressing the need of Rural Communities with Cost-effective and Environmental-Friendly Connectivity Solutions. The research will be done in tight collaboration with academic and industrial partners.

The PhD study is anticipated to cover the following aspects:

1) Definition and analysis of communication architectures and technical requirements for specific use cases in collaboration with end-users and ICT experts.

2) Design and development of 5G-satellite multi-connectivity solutions, including in-lab performance evaluation considering different satellite constellations, e.g., LEO, GEO.

3) Design and development of global 5G connectivity tools, including live QoS testing and performance assessment at European scale.

4) Investigation of the deployment of local, temporal, and green broadband networks with terrestrial or satellite backhaul.

5) Evaluation of the socio-economic and environmental impact of the developed connectivity solutions.

 The PhD candidate is expected to have:

  • Knowledge and experience with wireless access networks, with a solid understanding of 5G NR and Wi-Fi.
  • Notions of the new Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) systems, including LEO, MEO and GEO constellations.
  • Hands-on experience with operational wireless communication networks and equipment (modems, network analyzers) and performance analysis (latency, throughput, packet loss, reliability).
  • Good software programming skills (MATLAB, C++, Linux, Python).
  • Analytical and experimental skills, including abilities to address complicated problems, division of those into manageable sub-problems, and related problem-solving skills.
  • Creative mindset and curiosity to research and develop new solutions.
  • A high level of written and spoken English.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Troels B. Sørensen, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: +45 9940 8618, email: tbs@es.aau.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff , The Doctoral School at 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 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

8-22008

Deadline: 1970-01-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on torsdag januar 1st, 1970