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PhD stipend within circular economy and empowerment of young citizens through participatory action research (20-21048)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning a PhD stipend is available within the doctoral programme Planning and Development. The stipend is open for appointment from 15 August 2021 or soon hereafter.
At Department of Planning, we have about 200 employees situated at the Aalborg and Copenhagen campus. The department provides high-quality research and teaching in the field of planning, technology and society in order to create a more sustainable future. We are interdisciplinary in the technical, natural and social science disciplines and present a unique combination of social and technological understanding where digital and technological solutions merge with the needs of society.
Our 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. It is also at Department of Planning that the UNESCO Center for Problem-Based Learning is at home. That helps ensure, we create educations aimed at the job market and a society with increasing focus on technology, digitization, sustainability and partnerships for a sustainable transition.

Job description

A substantial number of young people in Europe are at risk of social exclusion. There is a pressing need to develop more knowledge and innovation to create more inclusive and youth-friendly societies. Citizen social science might contribute to these needs.

The EU-funded project YOUCOUNT will therefore, through participatory action research, produce new knowledge about positive drivers for social inclusion of youth at risk of social or material exclusion and with youth co-create innovations and governance proposals. The project includes a multiple case study of projects in nine countries across Europe where over 900 young citizen scientists and 9 local living labs will co-create innovations.

The activities should lead to knowledge and measures to promote youth citizen science and social change. One of the cases and living labs is based in South Harbour in Copenhagen and is coordinated by Aalborg University’s Department of Planning in cooperation with actors in the South Harbour neighborhood.

The focus is on circular economy as a possible strategy for empowering youth in relation to product obsolescence, development of local repairing and sharing activities, etc. and the roles citizen science can play. The PhD stipend will be part of the YOUCOUNT project and its co-design and implementation of strategies for empowerment of young citizens.

The PhD stipend will be part of a research group within sustainable production and consumption at Department of Planning at the Copenhagen campus of Aalborg University. The PhD stipend will also cooperate with the other local YOUCOUNT project groups.

Candidates for the PhD scholarship are expected to have a relevant education with focus on sustainable design and co-design. Competences in the performance of qualitative interviews are required as well as documented skills in written and spoken Danish at a proficient level, due to the local fieldwork in Copenhagen. Documented knowledge on methods and theories for analyses of social practices, action research and value chains is also a requirement. The applicant’s project description should be maximum 5 pages and consist of proposal for research question, theoretical approach, and empirical and methodological approach as well as an overall time plan. The YOUCOUNT project is financed by Horizon 2020 and involves cooperation between Aalborg University and a number of European universities. The PhD stipend should be able to start 15 August 2021.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Michael Søgaard Jørgensen, Department of Planning, phone: +45 21256815, email: msjo@plan.aau.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the PhD project.

Application

The application must consist of the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • Project description
  • CV
  • Copy of transcripts of educational achievements

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. Camilla Hvass-Raun, The Doctoral School at The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: chvass@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7406.

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

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.

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

1156848

Deadline: 2021-06-24 at 23:59

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Post expires on Saturday June 26th, 2021

One or more PhD Stipends in smart heat data-driven assessment of building energy performance (6-21044)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of the Build Environment, in Energy research group one or more PhD stipends are available within the doctoral programme Civil Engineering. The Stipend(s) is open from 1 September 2021.

Job description

Buildings of the future will need to use less energy as well as to operate in a smart way, by meeting the needs of the building owner and the local energy system. Today’s methods used for assessment and optimization of building performance and evaluation of smart readiness are steady-state. The difference between predicted and actual energy use of a building can be up to a factor 2.5. In Denmark 64% of the housing stock is connected to district heating (DH) network, and 73% lack IoT enabled sensors and devices. In just 5 years all buildings connected to DH will be equipped with smart heat meters collecting dynamic heating data. These data open the possibility to develop a novel approach to assessment and optimization of building performance based on the real-time data from smart heat meters and provide the building owner with information on faulty operation of heating system and on weak spots of the building envelope.

The PhD position will focus on the following:

  • Developing an automatic and efficient method to convert raw dynamic heat data from thousands of smart meters to a representative reliable dataset.
  • Developing an intelligent, automatic and data-driven method for assessment of energy performance and informed operation of thousands of conventional buildings
  • Identification of minimum additional information for final activation of informed actions.

The PhD student will have a place of work at AAU Campus in Aalborg.

The PhD project will be carried out within a research project FOREFORNT financed by Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF).

Qualification requirements

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.

Candidate for this position is expected to have a relevant engineering education e.g. within energy in buildings and/or built environment. Preferably documented qualifications within working with data, data analysis, building control and indoor environment as well as qualitative research methods.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Anna Marszal-Pomianowska, Department of the Build Environment, email ajm@build.aau.dk, phone: +45 5142 7098 and Associate Professor Torben Tvedebrink, Department of Mathematical Sciences, email: tvede@math.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 8860 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 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 at The Faculty 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

6-21044

Deadline: 2021-06-30 at 23:59

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Post expires on Wednesday June 30th, 2021

One or more PhD stipends in a new method for indoor radon measurements to improve indoor climate in multi-storey dwellings (6-21012G)

At the Facualty of Engineering and Science, Department of the Built Environment at Aalborg University (Copenhagen) a PhD stipend is available within the general research programme Civil Engineering in Research Group of Heating Ventilating and Air-Conditioning. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 August 2021 or soon thereafter.

Job description

The purpose of the project is to demonstrate in practice that radon level control in homes, using sensors and a new advanced data processing software, can improve the indoor climate. The aim of the project is to choose a highly reliable sensor technology to make real-time measurements of radon (less than an hour period) and to develop algorithms to model radon levels together with other sensors, i.e. CO2, relative humidity, temperature, pressure differences and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and integration to control of the ventilation in the building. In the project, we will document, design, build a prototype and verify the concept and technology.

You may obtain further information from Professor Alireza Afshari, Department of the Built Environment, phone: +45 23479387, email: aaf@build.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

To apply, please send the following documents (in English, 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 (e.g. thesis, 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
  • Recommendation letter (1 page)

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree in Computer/ Electrical Engineering, and has in-depth knowledge and experience on sensor related technologies and their uses in the building services systems. The PhD student will work on close collaboration with industry and will therefore work closely with a team of highly skilled engineers in the fields of sensor development, embedded software and data science from the R&D company ReMoni. To ensure a strong working environment and support, the student will have a desk and access to the lab at ReMoni. ReMoni is located in Skanderborg south of Aarhus. The majority of the work will be done physical at ReMoni, and the PhD student will be co-supervised by the engineers and data scientists at ReMoni.

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 Program 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.

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. Bettina Wedde, The Faculty 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 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.

Vacancy number

6-21012G

Deadline: 28 June

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Post expires on Monday June 28th, 2021

PhD Stipend in Mechanical Engineering: Analysis and design of wind turbine blades with prefabricated carbon fiber subcomponents (915-21040)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production a PhD stipend in Mechanical Engineering is open for appointment from 15 August 2021 or soon hereafter. Department of Materials and Production (MP) is a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department's mission is to meet the future's demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials' applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production, and management. The department has several strong, international, and innovative research groups which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the department, you will become a part of an international research environment, where the focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description

The PhD project is a part of the project “Affordable and Innovative Manufacturing of Large Composites” which is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark. Aalborg University is an active partner and will besides this PhD position have a full-time postdoc and four part-time researchers on the project. The role of Aalborg University in the project is focused on design, testing, and damage analysis of modular pre-cast wind turbine blade subcomponents. This is an important contribution to securing the structural performance and integrity of the entire wind turbine blade.

In this context, the tasks assigned to this PhD position involve the development of a new modular design concept using prefabricated carbon fiber subcomponents. An experimental campaign should be carried out where a selected design concept is loaded to failure. These results will then be used as a basis for the formulation of a predictive model which will be implemented in a finite element framework. Finally, this model will serve as the basis for a detailed design optimization where the design concept is configured to a given user case.

For all the before-mentioned the ideal candidate should hold documented skills in modeling and analysis of laminated composite materials, programming, finite element analysis, fracture mechanics, cohesive zone modeling, progressive damage/fracture simulation during quasi-static or repeated loading, experience with fracture and fatigue-related experiments.

We are looking for a candidate who is a fast learner, has an excellent analytical mindset, is self-driven, and has good collaborative skills. Please describe how you fit these personality characteristics, preferably with the aid of examples demonstrating this. Good dissemination skills in oral and written English are required.

Semester project supervision and teaching tasks within the general area of mechanical engineering can to a limited extent be expected to be handled by the PhD student.

You will join a research group with several PhD students, post-doc researchers, and professors, which gives a good opportunity for inspiration, sparring, and academic discussions. We have a friendly and supportive working environment, believing that this is the best way to ensure world-class scientific results.

The PhD scholarship includes a competitive salary where university fees and course participation fees are fully covered. The project also covers the cost associated with travelling, participation in scientific conferences, and an external research stay at another university for 3-6 months. All relevant IT and laboratory costs associated with the tasks to be carried out in the position are also covered. When employed in Denmark you are covered by the Danish health insurance. We can also provide guidance on how to re-locate to Aalborg, Denmark.

The supervisors in the PhD project will be Professor Erik Lund and Associate Professor Brian Lau Verndal Bak.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Esben Lindgaard, Department of Materials and Production, phone +45 3033 4668, email: elo@mp.aau.dk.

The application must be written in English and must include the following:

  • A cover letter describing the motivation for applying to the position.
  • A Curriculum Vitae including education qualifications, research and industrial experience, awards and fellowships, any additional scientific achievements.
  • A list of publications.
  • A copy of the Master’s certificate (or equivalent).
  • An official transcript of the completed subjects and grades achieved in the course of the Master’s programme.
  • A 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 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. Ruth Klitte, The Doctoral School at 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 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

915-21040

Deadline: 2021-07-07 at 23:59

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Post expires on Tuesday July 6th, 2021

PhD Stipend in Ecophysiology of Uncultured Microbes in Wastewater Treatment Plants (18-21047)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, a PhD Stipend is available within the general study programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The position is open for appointment from August 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is located within the Section of Biotechnology with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The PhD position is part of ongoing research on the microbial diversity in environmental biotechnology and to understand the ecophysiology, interactions and ecology of microbial communities. Special focus in this project is on the activated sludge process for wastewater treatment and nutrient removal. The goal is to establishing metabolic models from metagenome assembled genomes (MAGs), verifying these with metatranscriptomics, and visualise key microorganisms by FISH and confocal microscopy. The outcome is a better understanding of the communities for improved wastewater treatment and resource recovery.

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. Moreover, one section is located in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one section is situated in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. You will be collaborating with the center for Microbial Communities. The Center has approx. 40 young scientists working with structure and function of microbial communities, primarily related to environmental biotechnology. The Center has state of the art equipment for DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, confocal microscopy and Raman microspectroscopy.

You may obtain further information about the project from Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen by e-mail: phn@bio.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Applicants should hold an outstanding Master degree in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering or in a relevant program.

Competences of the successful applicant will include:

  • Research experience in microbial processes related to wastewater treatment
  • Experience in molecular methods (amplicon sequencing, annotation of genomes, establishment of metabolic models)
  • Experience in Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Ability to work in an international team
  • High motivation
  • Fluency in English – written and oral

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 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

18-21047

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59

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Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

Two PhD stipends on Continuous-time Models for Machine Learning (16-21041)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Computer Science, two PhD stipends for outstanding students are available within the Computer Science study programme. Highly motivated individuals are invited to apply for the PhD positions, expected to start 1st October, 2021 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 two highly motivated PhD candidates with interests in continuous-time models, machine learning and optimization. The research will focus on efficient analysis of continuous-time models by means dimensionality/model reduction.

A perspective candidate will have a strong MSc degree in computer science, mathematics or control engineering and have a strong background and understanding in at least one of the following areas:

  • Continuous-time models such as Markov chains or differential equations
  • Mathematical optimization and dimensionality/model reduction
  • Scientific computing and software development

Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are essential, while knowledge of Danish is not required. Further information concerning the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Max Tschaikowski, Department of Computer Science, email: tschaikowski@cs.aau.dk.

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

16-21041

Deadline: 2021-06-08 at 23:59

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Post expires on Thursday August 5th, 2021

PhD Stipend in Control (8-21046)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a PhD stipend in Control is available within the general study programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from October 1, 2021, 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

By 2050 Denmark needs to be CO2 neutral, which calls for radical changes in the way energy is produced, but also consumed, in Denmark. Renewable energy sources are volatile by nature, meaning that efforts to balance production and consumption are necessary. The position is connected to the research project “Optimal penetration of renewable energy in water distribution networks” funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project aims to derive novel plug-and-play optimal strategies for maximizing the penetration of renewable energy in the operation of water distribution networks by balancing energy production and consumption locally, without putting unnecessary load on the power grid.

To increase the use of renewable energy, Danish water utilities have begun the installation of Photovoltaic (PV) panels at the premises of many water distribution systems in order to aid the pumps at the well fields. At present, these PV panels only supply a fraction of the power needed in order to avoid sending power back to the gird. This severely limits the penetration of PV power. A future milestone for the Danish water utilities is therefore to optimize the use of these PV panels, in the sense that the greatest possible amount of PV power should be installed while incurring the least possible load on the power grid.

Both the power production of the PV panels and the water consumption are well described by stochastic processes driven by sun radiation and consumer habits. The uncertainties introduced by this stochasticity must be included in an optimal control design for the operation of the water distribution system. It is therefore important that the PhD candidate has a solid background (MSc) in optimal control and that the PhD candidate is familiar with stochastic processes. It is considered an additional benefit, if the PhD candidate can demonstrate experience with PV energy and/or water distribution systems as well.  

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor John Leth, Department of Electronic Systems, email jjl@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

8-21046

Deadline: 2021-08-08 at 23:59

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Post expires on Saturday August 7th, 2021

PhD Stipend in Robotics and ultrasound-based measurements of 3D knee joint stability (915-21045)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production a PhD stipend is available within the SPARK project (Smart Personalized Adjustable Replacement of the Knee) funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 January 2022 or soon hereafter.
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, 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 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 causes for this, but some of the most frequent reasons for revision are instability and joint stiffness. During surgery, the surgeon attempts to balance the surrounding soft tissue in order to stabilize the knee joint. However, this approach is highly subjective and limited by intraoperative constraints. To mitigate these issues, the PhD stipend is part of a research project that has the overall aim to develop a postoperative adjustable implant that can balance the stability and stiffness of the joint following surgery by incorporating actuators and electronics into the implant. To accomplish this, it is of paramount importance to understand the stability of healthy as well as stable and instable knees following TKA so that the implant is designed to be able correct instable knees. To this end, a novel robotics- and ultrasound-based 3D knee stability measurement technology is developed in the project and applied to measure healthy and post-operative TKA knees and used to inform the implant design performed by other project partners. The project has two external partners: Materialise, Belgium and KU Leuven, Belgium.

The PhD project
The purpose of the PhD project is to develop a novel robotics- and ultrasound-based 3D knee stability measurement technology and apply it to quantify the full 3D stability profile of healthy as well as stable and instable knees following TKA. This will leverage previous and ongoing research at Aalborg University within 3D stability measurement technology and the obtained stability profiles will inform the design of the adjustable knee implant.

The research is performed in close collaboration with other research staff in the project at Aalborg University on the implant design as well external project partners Materialise and KU Leuven both situated in Belgium.

Required qualifications

  • You are a highly motivated individual who is able to work in a small team and who is prepared to stay with other network partners for extended periods of time.
  • You have a master in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, robotics, or equivalent.
  • You have experience in mechanical design, software programming (Matlab and Labview) and signal processing.
  • You have to be fluent in English both oral and written.

Desired qualifications

  • You have experience designing mechanical systems with a human interface.
  • You have experiences with performing experiments on humans.
  • You have experiences with control algorithms of electromechanical systems.
  • You have experiences with ultrasound data acquisition.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Michael Skipper Andersen, phone: +45 30354170, e-mail: msa@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 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. Ruth Klitte, The Doctoral School at 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 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

915-21045

Deadline: 2021-09-14 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday September 14th, 2021

PHD STIPEND IN BIODEGRADATION OF POLYOLEFINS (18-21043)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, a PhD Stipend is available within the general study programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The position is open for appointment from August 1, 2021 or soon hereafter. The position is located within the Section of Biotechnology with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The PhD position will focus on the biodegradation of polyolefins, as part of a H2020 EU project UPLIFT, studying the bio-upcycling of plastic waste from food and drinks packaging. The project involves 15 partners from all over Europe and will develop scalable bioprocesses for the recycling of mixed plastic waste and multilayers. We will integrate microbial/enzymatic depolymerization, together with bio-based building blocks, following a biorefinery approach. Through eco-design we will then develop new eco-polymers that are easier to recycle, thus contributing to a more sustainable plastic sector. The best technology will be tested at pilot scale, in order to reach a TRL 6 (https://upliftproject.eu/).

You will be applying mixed culture technology to develop both, open Microbial Mixed Cultures and Defined Mixed Consortia for the degradation of PE and PP. You will validate a new rapid (culture dependent) screening method and test synergies between different microbial organisms and enzymes, using co-substrate fermentation. Proteomics will be used to investigate the effect of multiple substrates. The metabolic process will be investigated through the use of C13-labelled substrates and modification of the plastic surface will be monitored through FTIR. Statistical optimization will be used to model and maximize the degradation process.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with a postdoc that works on protein engineering for polyester depolymerization and another PhD that will work on the development of new screening methods, exploiting the dark biological matter. The joint results and technologies will be applied to mixed plastic waste and newly designed eco-polymers. A further postdoc will be hired later in the project, to develop consolidated bioprocesses.

You are expected to have practical experience with microbial processes and analytical methods for the degradation of recalcitrant compounds. Experience on running bioreactors, as well as good skills in scientific dissemination of results are a plus.

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. Moreover, one section is located in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one section is situated in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this project, you will be collaborating with the group of Professor Jeppe Lund Nielsen, and that of Associate Professor Cristiano Varrone.

You may obtain further information about the project from Associate Professor Cristiano Varrone by e-mail: cva@bio.aau.dk


Qualification requirements:
 

Applicants should hold an outstanding Master degree in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering or in a relevant program.

Competences of the successful applicant may include:

  • Research experience in microbial processes and fermentation technoloy
  • Experience in analytical methods (HPLC, GC, UV, MS, etc.),
  • Complex problem solving skills and critical thinking
  • Ability to work in an international team
  • High motivation
  • Ability to conduct work in a structured and systematic manner and with a sufficient degree of independence
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills
  • Fluency in English – written and oral

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 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

18-21043

Deadline: 1970-01-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

PhD stipend in Sustainable Fuels (14-21037)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a PhD stipend in Sustainable Fuels is available within the general study program Energy Technology. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 August 2021 – 31 July 2024 or soon after.

Job description

Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. AAU educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community.

The Department of Energy Technology is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. The department has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology. The department has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is located in Aalborg.

The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. The department has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 24 are administrative staff. In addition, the department constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world. Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent.

The position is offered in relation to the research programs Electrofuels and Advanced Biofuels.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The EU Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility explicitly calls for the speed-up of deployment of low-emission alternative energy for transport. In fact, more than 25 % of the World energy consumption is by the transportation sector. This stipulates the development of advanced fuels derived both from biogenic resources, bio-fuels, and electricity based, electrofuels. The scope of this project is to make technical advancements within the cross-field of these interrelated fields.

Research areas can be within modeling and optimization, and experimental validation of green fuel technologies including P2X, advanced biofuels, and carbon capture.

The candidate has a Master degree in chemical or thermal process engineering or similar, with documented laboratory experience with flow reactor systems and has previously worked with thermochemical processes. Preferably, the candidate holds industrial experience. Excellent proficiency in the English language is required, as well as good communication skills, both oral and written.

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 professional information from Head of the Advanced Biofuels Research Program Thomas Helmer Pedersen, Department of Energy Technology, phone: 2829 1679, email: thp@et.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

Read more about AAU at www.aau.dk.
Read more about the Department of Energy Technology at www.et.aau.dk.

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. Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Doctoral School at 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 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

14-21037

Deadline: 1970-01-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday June 23rd, 2021

PhD Stipend in Massive MIMO Communication for “Industry 4.0” Use-cases (8-21025)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a PhD stipend in Massive MIMO Communication for “Industry 4.0” Use-cases is available within the general study programme Wireless Communications. The stipend is open for appointment from September 1, 2021, or soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

5GSmartFact Early Stage Researcher 6: Massive MIMO Communication for “Industry 4.0” Use-cases

Aalborg University is seeking to hire an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to join the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on “Future Wireless Connected and Automated Industry Enabled by 5G” (5GSmartFact). More details are included in https://5gsmartfact.upc.edu/

The project offers a high-quality research and training programme:

  • Opportunity to join a network of established Universities, research institutes and companies in the field of wireless communications and Industry 4.0.
  • The ESR is primarily hosted by Aalborg University, with stays in partner institutions (secondments).
  • Training programme including regular summer and winter schools to build technical skills as well as soft skills.
  • The salaries are very competitive and composed by the following allowances: living, mobility and family (the latest only if eligible, see criteria of eligibility in the project’s website).

The ESR will be enrolled in the PhD programme at Aalborg University, and supervised by associate professor Carles Navarro Manchón. The planned secondments are at Nokia Bell Labs, Aalborg (Denmark) and at NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany.

The diversity of use cases in Industry 4.0 (I4.0) implies that industrial wireless networks will have to accommodate different—and often conflicting—requirements: high data rates and low latency are demanded by virtual/augmented reality applications as well as kitting and assembly operations, extremely high reliability and low latency may be required for the control of cyber-physical systems, while the ability to support a massive amount of devices is required to gather industrial sensor data. This PhD study will research how to exploit emerging technologies, such as massive MIMO and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) to accommodate such diverse and demanding performance requirements, including frequencies below 6 GHz (FR1) and in the mmWave bands (FR2). We aim to develop novel methods focusing on the physical communication layer, e.g., beam management with enhanced mobility and reliability, service-specific transmission point association, radio resource management and interference management and coordination. The study will also target the design or radio resource control mechanisms for multiplexing diverse services with distinct performance requirements relying on the use of machine learning frameworks.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  1. Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
  2. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

If considered for the position, you will be requested to prove that you comply with those requirements. Please refer to the website for all the information: https://5gsmartfact.upc.edu/job-offers

 Candidate Profile:

  1. An undergraduate degree and Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Telecommunication Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or Signal Processing.
  2. Solid background in wireless communications and good mathematical skills. Good programming skills (e.g., Matlab, C++, Python). Experience with statistical signal processing and machine learning methods is highly valued.
  3. Great written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
  4. Highly proficient English language skills.
  5. Good organisational skills, creative, innovative, motivated thinker.
  6. Motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team and to participate in training programs.
  7. Ability to travel and work in and outside Europe.
  8. Compliance with the ITN eligibility requirements (please check carefully above).

Application must include:

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

You may obtain further information from Carles Navarro Manchón, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: +45 9940 8759, email: cnm@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 Academiscs ind Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

8-21025

Deadline: 2021-06-22 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

PhD fellow in Sales Management

At Aalborg University Business School, a position as a PhD fellow in sales management is vacant for occupation from 1 September 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is financed by Aalborg University Business School (AAUBS).

Job description

The classic image of the salesperson is in flux and the buying-selling interface is currently changing as more people and functions in corporations become involved on both the buying and the selling sides of the buyer-seller dyad. New information technology increases the opportunities to support value-creating sales, but also changes the sales management processes. Another fundamental – almost paradoxical change for the conventional sales function focus on increasing consumption – is the focus on sustainability. Many organizations therefore must rethink their sales processes, including how they scope their organization (for instance through indirect sales functions) or management of their 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 also affected.

The purpose of this PhD project is to explore aspects of the dynamic connections between organizing and managing sales processes and value creation. For instance: 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? We are looking forward to receiving your interesting and original research proposal, linking to this overall problematic.

PhD positions from Aalborg University Business School are aimed at providing 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 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 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 to 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.

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 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

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 as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 29 June 2019, on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

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

Vacancy number

2021-224-03388

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

PHD SCHOLARSHIP IN NETWORK DYNAMICS OF ETHNIC INTEGRATION, SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK (2021-224-03533)

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Work a PhD scholarship network analysis and ethnic integration, is open for appointment on 1. of September or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

The PhD project constitutes a part of a larger interdisciplinary Nordic research project on the Network Dynamics of Ethnic Integration. Bringing together a team of scholars and research centers in sociology and demography with computational and network scientists at four different research centers in Sweden, Denmark and Finland, this larger project combines network-scientific methods and high-resolution full-population register data to study ethnic relations and integration in three societal domains: family formation patterns, labor market discrimination, and residential segregation. Expanding the conventional focus on native-immigrant relations in integration research, this research project places an emphasis on the complete complex networks of relations within and between groups with different ethnic backgrounds.

The project is mainly based on the utilization of network models to better understand local ethnic integration, social mobility, and diversified local social cohesion. The project involves using a wide range of newer methodologies to encompass geographical networks, social networks, and family ties. Furthermore, the project requires competencies in text analysis as natural language processing as well as an interest in combining analysis of, for example, local policy documents and measurable phenomena in register data.

A short introduction to the overarching project can be found here: https://www.nordforsk.org/projects/network-dynamics-ethnic-integration

The position will be affiliated to SOCMAP (www.socmap.aau.dk) as a part of a cross-disciplinary research team at Department of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Social Science. SOCMAP will in collaboration with Linköping University and Alto University ensure supervision, transdisciplinary collaboration, academic development, and international collaboration during the Ph.D.-period.

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.
 
Applicants must hold a relevant Master degree and demonstrate:

  • Knowledge about Data Science in combination with Sociology
  • Qualifications in terms of conducting data science and utilizing methodologies suited for big data sets and algorithmic thinking.
  • Academic and/or practical experience in working with large datasets, network analysis, web-data and the combination of multiple different datatypes
  • Ability to work both as an independent researcher and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary research environment as well as external partners in science
  • Commitment, dedication, enthusiasm and ability to conduct and advance research that combines data science and social science for the purpose of generating new knowledge for ethnic integration

Application requirements 
  • Letter of motivation
  • Application form
  • 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 finalized, 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 Head of Department, contact Trond Beldo Klausen tbk@socsci.aau.dk Phone: 9940 2602.

For information about SOCMAP contact Anja Jørgensen anjaj@socsci.aau.dk

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

Workplace: Aalborg University – Aalborg

Application deadline: 25 June 2021

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 26 June 2019, on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

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

Vacancy number

2021-224-03533

Deadline: 1970-01-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday June 24th, 2021

PhD Stipend in Enhanced interference mitigation techniques for industrial private networks (8-21024)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a PhD stipend in Enhanced interference mitigation techniques for industrial private networks <span>is available within the general study programme Wireless Communications. The stipend is open for appointment from September 1, 2021, or soon as possible thereafter.</span>

Job description

5GSmartFact Early Stage Researcher 5: Enhanced interference mitigation techniques for industrial private networks.

Aalborg University is seeking to hire an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to join the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on “Future Wireless Connected and Automated Industry Enabled by 5G” (5GSmartFact). More details are included in https://5gsmartfact.upc.edu/

The project offers a high-quality research and training programme:

  • Opportunity to join a network of established Universities, research institutes and companies in the field of wireless communications and Industry 4.0.
  • The ESR is primarily hosted by Aalborg University, with stays in partner institutions (secondments).
  • Training programme including regular summer and winter schools to build technical skills as well as soft skills.
  • The salaries are very competitive and composed by the following allowances: living, mobility and family (the latest only if eligible, see criteria of eligibility in the project’s website).

The ESR will be enrolled in the PhD programme at Aalborg University, and supervised by associate professor Gilberto Berardinelli. The planned secondments are in Nokia Bell Labs, Aalborg, Denmark, and in Bosch, Stuttgart, Germany.

The PhD project aims at devising novel mechanisms for mitigating interference in a group of private networks located in a same geographical area that share a same spectrum. Both centimeter-wave and millimeter-wave bands can be considered, as well as both cases of interference generated by neighbour networks and malicious jammers. Novel cognitive-based interference coordination mechanisms are to be designed, by leveraging knowledge of traffic patterns and deployment characteristics, context information (e.g., positioning), degrees of freedom offered by multi-antenna transceivers for spatial filtering, as well as the opportunities offered, when possible, by time synchronization among different networks. Performance analysis can be based on experimental data collected in real industrial premises.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  1. Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
  2. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

If considered for the position, you will be requested to prove that you comply with those requirements. Please refer to the project website for all the information: https://5gsmartfact.upc.edu/job-offers

Candidate Profile:

  1. An undergraduate degree and Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Telecommunication Engineering or Electronic Engineering.
  2. Solid background in wireless communications and good mathematical skills. Good programming skills (e.g., Matlab, C++, Python).
  3. Great written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
  4. Highly proficient English language skills.
  5. Good organisational skills, creative, innovative, motivated thinker.
  6. Motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team.
  7. Motivation to participate in training programs.
  8. Ability to travel and work in and outside Europe.
  9. Compliance with the ITN eligibility requirements (please check carefully above).

 Application must include:

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

You may obtain further information from Gilberto Berardinelli, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: +4528142056, email: gb@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 Academiscs ind Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

8-21024

Deadline: 2021-06-22 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 22nd, 2021