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Several PhD Scholarships at CNAP (21-18042)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology, <a href=”http://www.cnap.hst.aau.dk/”>Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP)</a>, SMI®, several PhD scholarships are available within the general study programme “Biomedical Science and Engineering”. The scholarships are open for appointment from 15 August, 2018 or soon hereafter.

Job description

CNAP background: CNAP applies a basic research approach where new advanced biomedical provocation and probing platforms are being discovered and applied to study novel aspects of the human pain neuroplasticity. When an injury results in acute pain, the nervous system undergoes an adaptive neuroplastic response resulting in an increase in sensitivity. After some time, the pain neuroplasticity is normalized as the injury heals. In some cases, such neuroplastic processes fail to normalize during convalescence, and acute pain develops into chronic pain with hypersensitivity. The continuing pain after injury resolution may be due to maladaptive pain neuroplasticity. The ambition of CNAP is to identify and modulate key features of pain neuroplasticity. We keenly believe that this can be achieved through a systematic engineering approach, including provoking, probing and modulation of the dynamic neuroplastic properties of the pain system. All our research groups are highly interdisciplinary and include experts within e.g. biomedical engineering, neuropsychology, pharmacology, biophysics, and medicine. All research at CNAP is conducted in accordance with the present ethical guidelines.

CNAP offers: Several PhD scholarships are available to explore neuroplasticity and pain, with the aim of developing models for pain provocation, probing and modulation. We are committed to offering our PhD fellows the best possible research training. As a PhD fellow at CNAP you will join Aalborg University’s Doctoral School in in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology with more than 200 enrolled PhD students. In addition to getting first class supervision from your supervisors who will guide you in the process of conducting and completing your PhD project, you will have access to a range of different PhD courses. Some will be of specific scientific relevance to your own project, while others will be of a more general character offering you training in transferable skills such as communication, research and project management, or entrepreneurship. Your scientific education will be supplemented with participation in joint events like journal clubs, workshops, and symposia.

Sparring and deep discussions: All PhD students at CNAP get to join a Research Interest Group which relates to the topic of their PhD project. In the Research Interest Group you will be part a larger group of colleagues (other PhD students, postdocs, and professors) who share your primary research interest, giving you ample opportunity to discuss and develop your own ideas as well as being inspired by others. We strive to foster a friendly and supportive working environment, believing that this is best way to ensure world class scientific results.

We are international: CNAP is an international research centre with approx. 40 % of the staff coming from Denmark, while the remaining 60 % comes from outside of Denmark. This means that our working language is English. We strive for an equal gender balance and at present have a 50/50 distribution of men and women. Thus, you will be joining an inspiring, enriching, and productive cross-disciplinary research centre including staff with internationally recognized track records.

Please find more information about being a PhD student at CNAP here: http://www.cnap.hst.aau.dk/FRESCO%40CNAP/Being+a+PhD+Fellow/

CNAP requests talent: CNAP recruits highly qualified and committed candidates who demonstrate great research potential. The successful candidate for a PhD scholarship holds a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, pharmacology, medicine or equivalent with the prospect of pursuing studies on human pain neuroplasticity utilizing biomedical technologies (e.g. quantitative assessment) and human pain and itch biomarkers. You will be part of an endeavour to optimize and boost innovation and advance the scientific area of biomedical and neural engineering together with basic and integrative neuroscience within the CNAP research groups. Translational animal studies, human experimental and clinical studies are within the scope of CNAP which aims to improve the understanding of human pain/itch neuroplasticity. Previous research experience on fundamental pain mechanisms and their clinical impact is an advantage, but not a requirement. A high proficiency in oral and written English is required, and good dissemination skills are important.

Further information: You may obtain further information from Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, phone: +45 9940 9832, email: tgn@hst.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 in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

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

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

For more information of the The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology: http://www.medicine.aau.dk/doctoral-school/

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

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardsless of personal background.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 11 June 2018
Unit: Department of Health Science and Technology
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Post expires on Monday June 11th, 2018

One or more PhD stipends in Integrated Design of Acoustic Timber Shells (6-18041)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering one ore more PhD stipends are available within the general research programme of Civil Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September, 2018 or soon hereafter. The position is available for 3 years.

Job description

The PhD student shall contribute to research in integrated design of acoustic timber shells. Geometrical acoustics (GA) is a modelling method for the evaluation of the acoustics of a room, based on the assumption that sound propagates as rays. GA is undergoing radical changes due to the availability of platforms that employs graphics processing units (GPUs), massively parallel computing environments that make it possible to run tasks orders of magnitude faster than what is possible with a central processing unit (CPU). This technology enables new possibilities for optimization and integrated design. Existing research has been focused on embedding a GPU-accelerated geometric acoustic engine using stochastic ray tracing into parametric environment.

 The goals of the PhD are:

-the development of the GPU-accelerated acoustic engine through extensions aimed at improving the accuracy with an improved reflection model, developing of auralization, and implementing the engine in a Virtual Reality environment;

-the investigation of the impact of the acoustic engine in enabling the use of optimization tools, such as multi-objective and machine learning toolboxes, in room acoustic design, and the development of interfaces for end users;

-the implementation of case studies in the form of acoustic timber shells, aimed at investigating the impact of the research on the design process and seeking new strategies for the integration of structure, acoustics and digital fabrication.

Applicants must be committed and are expected to have basic knowledge of at least one programming language (preferably but no compulsorily C#), to have skills in the design of complex three-dimensional timber structures and to have experience in digital manufacturing processes and tools.

It is also an advantage if the applicant has skills in presentation and dissemination. You may obtain further information from Professor Lars Damkilde, Department of Civil Engineering, phone: +45 9940 7648, email: lda@civil.aau.dk   concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend. 
 

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

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

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

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

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

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 4 June 2018
Unit: Department of Civil Engineering
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Post expires on Monday June 4th, 2018

One or more integrated PhD Stipends in The use of new technologies for optimizing freight transport (6-18034)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering one or more integrated PhD stipends are available within the general research programme Civil Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 September, 2018.

Job description

The PhD student shall contribute to research in collaborative logistics in the freight transport sector. The freight transport sector is currently undergoing a raid transformation. New technologies and new data have provided a number of new opportunities for optimization, which means that both 1Pl, 2Pl, 3Pl, 4Pl and 5Pl are dependent on adopting new technologies for optimization to remain competitive.

A growing discussion in the freight transport literature is the discussion about collaborative logistics, i.e. how logistics companies can optimize their operation by sharing excess capacity and freight. Existing research within collaborative logistics has focused in particular on the development of the technical systems that enable capacity sharing. Recent research, including the large DiRECTLY research project currently running in the Freight Transport Research Group, shows that organizational issues also constitute barriers to collaborative logistics.

The goal of the PhD study is to provide research into organizational barriers for the use of new technologies for optimization in freight transport, and to develop a number of research-based guidelines for implementing collaborative logistics solutions in the freight transport sector, given its specific structure, discourses and sense-making processes.

Applicants are expected to have strong professional skills in the field of organizational theory and business economics, and also experience working with transport research.

It is also an advantage if the applicant have skills in presentation and dissemination.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Kristian H. Reinau, Department of Civil Engineering, phone: +45 9940 8338, email: khr@civil.aau.dk  concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

The integrated stipend consists of two parts, A and B. During part A you are enrolled simultaneous in the Master’s programme and in the PhD programme. The stipend consists of two SU-PhD Grants per month (SU=The Danish students’ Grant and Loans Scheme). One SU-PhD grant equals DKK 6.090 (2018 level). SU-PhD Grants are paid for a maximum of two years. When the Master’s degree has been obtained, you will be employed for two years as a PhD fellow according to the present collective agreement. Part B has a maximum duration of two years.
 
It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

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

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

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

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

The following documents must be enclosed in the application:

Motivated application

  • BSc diploma and grade transcripts from the Master’s programme
  • CV
  • Project description
  • A list of outstanding ECTS points in the Master’s programme (can be attached in the boxes for references or publications).

The following documents are optional:

  • List of publications
  • Publications
  • References

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Agreement

Allocation of SU-PhD Grants are according to the Ministerial Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme part 12, section II. Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.  

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Department of Civil Engineering
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Postdoc in System level reliability analysis of power electronic based power systems (P21841)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as postdoc in System level reliability analysis of power electronic based power systems is open for appointment from August 1, 2018, or soon hereafter.The position is available for a period of 2 years.The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, and Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 250 employees – out of them are more than 100 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry. The position is related to the research program of Efficient and Reliable Power Electronics and the postdoc research fellow will be positioned to the section for Power Electronic Systems.

Job description

The postdoc position is a part of a research grant on Reliable Power Electronic based Power System (REPEPS) from the Villum Foundation Investigator programme running from 2017 to 2023, which is awarded to Professor Frede Blaabjerg. The overall goal is to develop new methods for ensuring reliable and safe operations of power electronic based power systems. An integrated reliability assessment tool, which can incorporate both the physical characteristics of hardware components and control software optimization at the system level, will be developed for predicting the lifetime of power electronic based power systems. New insights into the mutual interactions of power electronic converters at multiple time scales will be revealed to leverage the control effects of power electronics for power grid stabilization and protection. The failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA) of power electronic based power systems, referred to as representation of relevant conditions under which the system failure likelihood of occurrence and its severity can affect the whole power system lifetime operation.

Research areas for this postdoc position will be within power electronics and power electronic-based power systems. Experience in analysis and modeling of large-scale power electronic systems considering mission profiles, failure and damage indictors, failure detection and hardware prototyping is of high interest. More specifically, a successful applicant should document strong ability in most of the listed topics:

•    Modeling of power converters and power electronic-based power systems.
•    System level reliability analysis incl. failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA)
•    Physics of failure analysis.
•    Finite element analysis.
•    Mission profile analysis of power electronic-based power systems.
•    Experience in highly accelerated life testing (HALT).
•    Hardware prototyping and validation of the analysis.
•    Outreach and dissemination.

It is expected that between 15 to 25 researchers will be involved in REPEPS and the research environment will be very international oriented. Proficiency in English and strong teamwork spirit are required.

You may obtain further information from Professor, Villum Investigator Frede Blaabjerg, Department of Energy Technology, phone: +45 21292454, email: fbl@et.aau.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

Qualification requirements: 

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

The application must contain the following:

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

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

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lone Lund Ørnsholt by mail llr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3494. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 3 June 2018
Unit:
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Post expires on Sunday June 3rd, 2018

One or more PhD Stipends in Patient-driven diagnostics and hearing-aid fitting (8-18037)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one or more PhD stipends in Patient-driven diagnostics and hearing-aid fitting are available within the general study programme Electrical and Electronical Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Job description

Hearing-care practitioners have only limited time for a hearing-aid fitting, and often most of the powerful features of modern hearing aids are not or only to a very limited extent fitted to the individual needs of the hearing impaired. A patient-driven process may also provide an advantage to users that may benefit from controlling progress themselves, but the user control may also result in non-optimal adaptation to the aided situation.

The present project will investigate the pros and cons of a patient-driven process, utilizing a subset of diagnostics and hearing aids, which offer solutions for user control.

The position is part of a Danish project collaboration for better hearing rehabilitation (BEAR) with financial support from the Innovation Foundation Denmark and partners (incl. Widex, GN Resound, Oticon, DELTA a part of Force, the University of Southern Denmark, the Danish Technical University, and the University Hospitals in Odense, Aalborg and Copenhagen). The case populations, methods and technological platforms for the study are determined in close collaboration with other partners, and utilizing on-going work.

The successful candidate holds a Master’s degree in Electronics and IT (or similar) within a field related to audiology, user experience, experimental psychology, or hearing-aid technology. The ability to program tablets and knowledge of matlab or similar programming languages is an advantage. Proficiency in Danish (or willingness to learn) is an advantage due to potential patient contact.

You may obtain further information from Professor Dorte Hammershøi, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: (+45) 9940 8705, email: dh@es.aau.dk  concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Deadline: 14 June 2018
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Thursday June 14th, 2018

PhD Stipend in digital methods, social topography & city planning (2018-224-01760)

At Department of Learning and Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, a position as PhD Fellow in the theme of digital methods, social topology and city planning is available from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

The increasing digitalization of our cities means that everyday practices are turned into data in a way that provides city-planners with a different sort of data than demographics and aggregated statistics. For instance, social media leave traces of the way people make sense of their city. This data can potentially enable new ways of understanding political and cultural dynamics in contemporary cities.

The stipend will focus on how such data-formats can represent the city and how these representations can be used in the context of city planning. It will include the invention of new metrics for making the city visible to decision-makers as well as studies of the ways in which these metrics are taken up by practitioners.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with GEHL (gehlpeople.com) and will most likely focus on the cities of Copenhagen, San Francisco and Denver. The successful applicant will be located in the Copenhagen campus of AAU where he/she will be part of the research-group in Techno-Anthropology (tant.aau.dk) and a member of the TANTLab (tantlab.aau.dk).

The successful applicant is expected to:
Document knowledge and experience in digital methods, including data-harvest from APIs’ and network analysis.

  • Be trained in combining qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Have experience with ‘participatory data design’ or other methods related to the co-creation of data with external partners
  • Contribute to developing the data-infrastructure of TANTLab, as well as its profile within data-intensive humanities research 
  • Be willing to teach at the Techno-Anthropology study programme at Aalborg University Copenhagen and contribute to the development of relevant study programs. This is especially relevant for courses in controversy mapping and digital methods. 

Qualification requirements
PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree, or expect to have obtained the Master’s degree before August 1, 2018(Statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, thesiscontract and documentation of the date of the exam must be enclosed). 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.
 
General information
It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at Doctoral School of the Faculty of the Humanities, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of 27 August 2013 (PhD Order).

Application
Please visit the website of the doctoral school  for further information on the PhD programme, application procedure, and admission requirements.

The application must include the following and be written in English or Danish

  • Application form
  • Copy of diplomas/transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Project description
  • List of written work (optional)
  • Sample of written work, e.g. Master’s thesis (optional)

A certified copy of IELTS or TOEFL test result (please see admission requirements for details on language requirements)

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean will make a decision for allocating the stipend. Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.
 
The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant’s project description may be tested for plagiarism.
 
The application can only be submitted by using the link below. Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.

Contact
For further information on the doctoral research programme, please visit the website of Education, Learning and Philosophy
For further information on the PhD stipend, please contact Associate Professor Anders Koed Madsen -mail: akma@learning.aau.dk, phone: 0045 6128 7747 

For general information about the application process etc., please contact Malene Steen, e-mail: hum-phd@adm.aau.dk.

Agreement
Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of March 26, 2012 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

Deadline: 3 June 2018
Unit: Department of Learning and Philosophy
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Post expires on Sunday June 3rd, 2018

One or more PhD Stipends in Characterization of and alleviation for hearing-aid users with low compensation benefit (8-18035)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, Signal and Information Processing Section, one or more PhD Stipends in Characterization of and alleviation for hearing-aid users with low compensation benefit are available within the general study programme Electrical and Electronical Engineering from 1 September, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

Most hearing-impaired listeners benefit from hearing-aid treatment, but some do not. Some may have near normal hearing threshold and not benefit from sensitivity compensation, and yet experience difficulties in adverse listening conditions or during spoken communication in daily life. Some may be challenged by tinnitus. Populations with specific noise exposure history will be of interest in the light of recent findings on auditory synaptopathy and neural degeneration despite normal hearing sensitivity.

It is the aim of the phd project to explore options for alleviation of these patients’ hearing problems, and to obtain more knowledge about the characteristics of these patient populations. The work will include the consideration of electrophysiological measurements and/or psychoacoustic procedures, which are not currently used in the typical clinical situation. The work will also include proposals for supplementary profiling and alleviation strategies.

The position is part of a Danish project collaboration for better hearing rehabilitation (BEAR) with financial support from the Innovation Foundation Denmark and partners (incl. Widex, GN Resound, Oticon, DELTA a part of Force, the University of Southern Denmark, the Danish Technical University, and the University Hospitals in Odense, Aalborg and Copenhagen). The case populations for the study is determined in collaboration with other partners, and is based on the already ongoing clinical work in the BEAR project. There will be close collaboration to (among other) SDU, where a parallel PhD project with mutual interests is about to start, and with DTU where many of the relevant test batteries are being investigated.

The successful candidate holds a Master’s degree in Electronics and IT (or similar) within a field related to audiology, hearing, hearing-aid technology, acoustics or similar. The ability to program tablets and knowledge of matlab or similar programming languages is an advantage. Proficiency in Danish (or willingness to learn) is an advantage due to potential patient contact

You may obtain further information from Professor Dorte Hammershøi, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: (+45) 9940 8705, email: dh@es.aau.dk  concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

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

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

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

We wish reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 14 June 2018
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Thursday June 14th, 2018

Postdoc in InterHUB project

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering, a position as Postdoc in Architectural Engineering is open for appointment from July 15, 2018 or soon hereafter. The position ends on March 31, 2021. The Department of Civil Engineering focuses on the technical and scientific disciplines within civil engineering. Research areas span from Indoor Environment, Wind Turbines, Structural Design, Structural Materials, Geotechnical Engineering, Wave Energy to Traffic along with many other areas. The research is conducted in a national as well as an international research environment. The Department takes on contract research for both public institutions and private companies. The research projects involve both theoretical research and in situ measurements along with laboratory experiments. As an employee at the Department of Civil Engineering you become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description

The post doc position is part of the interdisciplinary project InterHUB – Intermittent energy – Integrating Households, Utilities and Buildings”

The Research Topic

The vision of InterHUB project is that the future buildings will be an active and integrated part of the energy system. This will have implications for everyday household practices, the ways in which buildings and their associated technologies are designed and for the ways in which energy providers operate. Central research topics to be investigated are: how households interact with and understand different types of building technologies, how households relate to utilities providing different services, how different types of professionals communicate with each other and with households on energy issues, and how developments within buildings and provision systems influence each other.

Objective

The objective of the post doc project is to investigate the relation between the household and the building systems design and how this interaction takes place depending on the type of technologies and buildings used in new smart grid settings. The work will also focus on the development of a new design and evaluation framework including appropriate modelling methods, that allow for the optimal design and operation of energy flexible buildings – both existing and future buildings and building energy systems – while taking into account the impact and consequences for user practices and user acceptability of different design solutions identified.

You may obtain further information from Professor Per Heiselberg, phone: +45 9940 8541, e-mail: ph@civil.aau.dk concerning the technical aspects of the position.

Qualification requirements: 

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

The application must contain the following:

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

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

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7553.
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here. 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 30 May 2018
Unit: Department of Civil Engineering
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Post expires on Wednesday May 30th, 2018

Several PhD Scholarships at FRESCO@CNAP (21-18031)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) (www.cnap.hst.aau.dk), SMI®, several PhD scholarships are available. The scholarships are within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme FrontierRESearchCOmpentences@CNAP, FRESCO@CNAP, and part of the general PhD study programme “Biomedical Science and Engineering”. The scholarships are open for appointment from 1 September, 2018 or soon thereafter. <br /><br /><em>We support students who have an ambition to conduct frontline research.<br /><br /></em> The Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) is a Centre-of-Excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. We support students who have an ambition to conduct frontline research on novel tools for identifying and modulating human pain mechanisms. The programme FRESCO@CNAP, which is co-funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (Horizon 2020), aims to install early stage researchers (PhD fellows) in our center. Please find more information on our websites: www.cnap.hst.aau.dk/FRESCO@CNAP/ and www.cnap.hst.aau.dk

Job description

CNAP offers: Several PhD scholarships are available to explore neuroplasticity and pain, with the aim of developing models for pain provocation, probing and modulation. We are committed to offering our FRESCO@CNAP fellows the best possible research training. As a FRESCO@CNAP fellow you will join Aalborg University’s Doctoral School in in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology with more than 200 enrolled PhD students. In addition to getting first class supervision from your supervisors who will guide you in the process of conducting and completing your PhD project, you will have access to a range of different PhD courses. Some will be of specific scientific relevance to your own project, while others will be of a more general character offering you training in transferable skills such as communication, research and project management, or entrepreneurship. Your scientific education will be supplemented with participation in joint events like journal clubs, workshops, and symposia. You will be offered relevant collaborative research training and/or research visits to external research centres outside Denmark, such as to our FRESCO@CNAP partners that presently include recognised experts from clinical and academic institutions as well as non-academic institutions in ten different countries.

The PhD scholarships include:

  • A competitive salary, enabling you to enjoy living and working in a high growth and centrally located European city, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Covered university fees
  • Danish health insurance
  • Research costs for your projects
  • Travel funds for you to present your work at scientific conferences
  • Opportunity to travel and visit our research collaboration partners
  • An office for you to focus
  • Computer and other practical office necessities
  • Access to well-equipped laboratories
  • Guidance on how to re-locate to Aalborg, Denmark

You will be able to pursue a scientific career in a cross-disciplinary research environment

Sparring and deep discussions: All PhD students at CNAP get to join a Research Interest Group which relates to the topic of their PhD project. In the Research Interest Group you will be part a larger group of colleagues (other PhD students, postdocs, and professors) who share your primary research interest, giving you ample opportunity to discuss and develop your own ideas as well as being inspired by others. We strive to foster a friendly and supportive working environment, believing that this is best way to ensure world class scientific results.

We are international: CNAP is an international research centre with approx. 40 % of the staff coming from Denmark, while the remaining 60 % comes from outside of Denmark. Our working language is English, and you will also be writing your thesis in English. We strive for an equal gender balance and at present have a 50/50 distribution of men and women. Thus, you will be joining an inspiring, enriching, and productive cross-disciplinary research centre including staff with internationally recognized track records.
Please find more information about being a PhD student at CNAP here: http://www.cnap.hst.aau.dk/FRESCO%40CNAP/Being+a+PhD+Fellow/ and about working at Aalborg University, living in Denmark etc. at the homepage of Aalborg University’s International Staff Unit: www.isu.aau.dk.

We strive to identify and modulate key features of human pain neuroplasticity

CNAP background: CNAP applies a basic research approach where new advanced biomedical provocation and probing platforms are being discovered and applied to study novel aspects of the human pain neuroplasticity. When an injury results in acute pain, the nervous system undergoes an adaptive neuroplastic response resulting in an increase in sensitivity. After some time, the pain neuroplasticity is normalized as the injury heals. In some cases, such neuroplastic processes fail to normalize during convalescence, and acute pain develops into chronic pain with hypersensitivity. The continuing pain after injury resolution may be due to maladaptive pain neuroplasticity. In contrast, advantageous neuroplasticity permits the nervous system to cope with challenges such as maladaptive pain neuroplasticity to help returning to a pain-free state. The ambition of CNAP is to identify and modulate key features of human pain neuroplasticity. We keenly believe that this can be achieved through a systematic engineering approach, including provoking, probing and modulation of the dynamic neuroplastic properties of the pain system. All our research groups are highly interdisciplinary and include experts within e.g. biomedical engineering, neuropsychology, pharmacology, biophysics, and medicine. All research at CNAP is conducted in accordance with the present ethical guidelines.

CNAP requests talent: CNAP recruits highly qualified and committed candidates worldwide who demonstrate great research potential. The successful candidate for a FRESCO@CNAP PhD scholarship holds a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, pharmacology, medicine or equivalent with the prospect of pursuing studies on human pain neuroplasticity utilizing biomedical technologies (e.g. quantitative assessment) and human pain and itch biomarkers. We expect that our FRESCO fellows will serve as first movers in a new generation of researchers capable of exploiting the synergies between different research disciplines and technologies. You will be part of an endeavour to optimize and boost innovation and advance the scientific area of biomedical and neural engineering together with basic and integrative neuroscience within the CNAP research groups. Translational animal studies, human experimental and clinical studies are within the scope of CNAP which aims to improve the understanding of human pain/itch neuroplasticity. Previous research experience on fundamental pain mechanisms and their clinical impact is an advantage, but not a requirement. A high proficiency in oral and written English is required, and good dissemination skills are important.

Project description: Please make sure that you upload all the required documents along with your application (the requirements are stated below in the “assessment criteria” section). It is particularly important that you upload a project description of max. 3 pages excl. references. This description should outline a relevant FRESCO@CNAP research project within the framework of CNAP research areas. We strongly encourage you to contact the relevant CNAP Professor (based on your research interests) in order to discuss the potential project description:

  • Professor Ole K. Andersen, email: oka@hst.aau.dk
  • Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen, email: lan@hst.aau.dk
  • Professor Brian Cairns, email: bec@hst.aau.dk
  • Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen: tgn@hst.aau.dk
  • Professor Winnie Jensen, email: wj@hst.aau.dk

If you are not sure which Professor to approach, please contact Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen for guidance: Phone: +45 9940 9832, email: tgn@hst.aau.dk. He may also provide you with other information concerning the scientific aspects of the scholarship.

FRESCO@CNAP recruitment strategy
As a fundamental principle, FRESCO@CNAP will follow the directives laid out in the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for researchers’ recruitment. Researchers will be selected following an open, transparent, merit-based, impartial and equitable selection procedure, based on international peer review. International independent reviewers with no conflicts of interest will conduct the evaluations and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make the final selection of the PhD fellows based on a recommendation from a Selection Committee.

Eligibility criteria and admissibility requirements
Applications will be assessed by an Assessment Committee. The Assessment Committee will assess whether the candidates are qualified or not qualified for a position. Not all qualified candidates will be invited to a job interview with the Selection Committee. To be considered eligible for a position, candidates must meet the following requirements:
Eligibility criteria:

  •  MSCA mobility rule: The applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  • ESR eligibility criteria: Early-stage researchers (PhD fellows) shall at the time of recruitment be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate in Denmark.
  • At the call deadline, the applicant must hold a relevant Master’s degree (biomedical engineering, neuroscience, pharmacology, medicine or equivalent) or
  • Hold an equivalent qualification obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems, having previously confirmed with Aalborg University that this qualification accredits a level of training equivalent to the Danish university Master’s degree.

Admissibility requirements:

  • The application must be in English.
  • The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.
  • The application file consists of the following documents:
    – A project description of max 3 pages excl. references must be attached to the application. The description should outline a relevant FRESCO@CNAP research project within the framework of CNAP research areas.
    – A detailed curriculum vitae.
    – List of publications.
    – Table of ethics issues disclosing any potential ethical issues in relation to the research proposal.
    – Documents for the ESR eligibility criteria, such as scanned copy of the Master’s diploma or an official statement on the expected date of graduation or another degree which formally entitles him or her to embark on a doctorate (previously confirmed by Aalborg University).

Please note that successful applicants are expected to move to Denmark by the time of employment.
Applicants must ensure that all documents are uploaded before the submission deadline as additional material cannot be considered.
The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee and the selection committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the scholarships.

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

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

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

For more information of The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology: http://www.medicine.aau.dk/doctoral-school/

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

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 5 July 2018
Unit: Department of Health Science and Technology
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Post expires on Thursday July 5th, 2018

PhD Stipend in Biomechanics (915-18027)

A Marie Skłodowska Curie PhD stipend is available at the Biomechanics Research Group, Department of Materials and Production, the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2018 or soon hereafter.The Biomechanics Research Group studies the field on many different levels from cells to whole humans. The group’s expertise is on the border between mechanical and biomedical engineering, and we are particularly well founded in simulation methods, such as musculoskeletal simulation based on multbody dynamics. The group is the origin of the well-known musculoskeletal simulation system, the AnyBody Modeling System. Better simulation methods, improved models and new applications of musculoskeletal simulation remains the principal activity of the group.

Job description

The candidate will be working as part of the Rapid Biomechanics Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MSCA European Training Network, awarded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. This network consists of five universities, one hospital and eight industrial partners, and it will educate a total of 15 PhD students through common dedicated training activities. More details can be found here http://rainbow.ku.dk.

The title of the work is “The Spinal Muscle Simulator”. The task is to develop a musculoskeletal model to predict loads on spinal muscles (and other structures) during activities of daily living for patients with juvenile scoliosis. A more complete description on the project’s homepage can be found here: http://rainbow.ku.dk/projects/esr5/.

The ideal candidate has an excellent background in advanced computational mechanics and mathematics. Experience with musculoskeletal simulation is an advantage, especially if the experience is with the AnyBody Modeling System. Knowledge and experience with anatomy and physiology is a further advantage.

Since the scholarship is part of the MSCA European Training Network programme, the candidate must – at the date of recruitment – be an “early stage researcher” (i.e. in the first 4 years of his/her research career and cannot have a doctoral degree) and cannot have resided in Denmark for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the recruitment. The RAINBOW network offers many travelling opportunities for training events and an obligation to undertake extended visits or research stays at the cooperating institutions.

Workplace will be in Aalborg and secondments at other institutions as planned for the project: http://rainbow.ku.dk/projects/esr5/.

You may obtain further information from the principal supervisor, Professor John Rasmussen, Department of Materials and Production, e-mail: jr@mp.aau.dk, direct phone: +45 9940 9307. Chief Surgeon Christian Wong from Hvidovre Hospital will be co-supervising the project.

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

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

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

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

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

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 5 July 2018
Unit:
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Post expires on Thursday July 5th, 2018

One or more PhD Stipends in Low-resource speech recognition for hearing assistive devices (8-18029)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one or more PhD stipends in low-resource speech recognition for hearing assistive devices are available within the general study Programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 June 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

Manual operation of hearing assistive devices is cumbersome in various situations. With advances in machine learning and speech technology, voice interfaces are being deployed for hearing assistive devices. Hearing assistive devices are characterized by strict memory and computational complexity constraints and by the fact that they are expected to operate flawlessly, even in acoustically challenging situations. This PhD project aims to develop personalized, noise-robust and super low-resource voice control systems for hearing assistive devices, using microphone signals and other modalities.

The project will be conducted at the newly founded Centre for Acoustic Signal Processing Research (CASPR, http://caspr.es.aau.dk/ ) of the Section for Signal and Information Processing, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University. The Centre focuses on conducting research and education in scientific disciplines supporting future statistical signal processing concepts for hearing assistive devices.

The successful applicant must have a Master degree in machine learning, statistical signal processing, speech processing or acoustic signal processing, and have extensive knowledge in one or more of these disciplines. Excellent undergraduate and master degree grades are desired. A high level of written and spoken English is also expected.

You may obtain further information from Professor Zheng-Hua Tan, phone: +45 9940 8686, email: zt@es.aau.dk  or Professor Jesper Jensen, phone: +45 9940 8630, email: jje@es.aau.dk , Department of Electronic Systems, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

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

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

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

We wish reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 27 May 2018
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Sunday May 27th, 2018

Postdoc in Oxide Glass Mechanics (P21833)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience a position as Postdoc in Oxide Glass Mechanics is open for appointment in the period 01.10.2018 – 30.09.2020 or soon hereafter.The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology &amp; Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the section of Chemistry with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The postdoc will be affiliated with the research project “Glass Mechanical Properties: Structural Origins and Engineering”, which is funded by the VILLUM Foundation. Glasses play a critical role in current and developing technologies. Although we have recently made significant progress in designing more damage-resistant oxide glasses, the scope of their applications continue to be limited by their low practical strength, fracture toughness, and crack resistance. An improved understanding of the structural origins of glass mechanical properties will enable the engineering of new materials with tailored mechanical performances. Focusing on oxide glasses, the goal of the present postdoc project is to derive a predictive model of the composition dependence of fracture toughness and/or crack resistance and understand the relation between crack initiation and propagation, fracture toughness, and scratching behavior.

Applicants for this postdoc position should hold a Ph.D. Degree (or document that you have handed in your Ph.D. thesis) in Materials Science, Inorganic Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, or Condensed Matter Physics, and expertise in either Glass Science or Mechanical Properties. We are seeking a dynamic scientist with a proven research record and scientific production at the highest international level, relevant experimental and theoretical experiences, collaboration networks and experiences, and strong English language skills.

The position involves research within the above topics and the successful candidate is expected to take personal initiative to independently design and perform research in order to meet project goals. The research will be performed in close collaboration with the groups of Professor Yuanzheng Yue (Aalborg University) and Professor Marcel A.J. Somers (Technical University of Denmark). Teaching assignments will include lectures in graduate courses within the field of Material Science, as well as supervision and mentoring of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor MSO Morten Mattrup Smedskjær by mail mos@bio.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3578.

Qualification requirements: 

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

The application must contain the following:

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

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

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Hanne SKovrider by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9631. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit:
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Postdoc in Microbial Dark Matter in Technical Systems (P21830)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience two positions as postdoc in Micobial Dark Matter in Technical Systems is open for appointment from 01.07.2018-30.06.2021 or soon thereafter.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 &amp; Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the section of Biotechnology with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The research is a part of the project “Illumination of Microbial Dark Matter“ funded by the Villum Foundation. In our ongoing world-wide investigations of microbial communities in wastewater treatment systems and anaerobic digesters, we have revealed core communities of few hundred unique novel species (including candidate phyla) about which nothing is known about their physiology, ecology, and their importance for carbon, nitrogen, or phosphorus removal, or for bioenergy production. The aim of these projects is to identify these microbes, characterize their ecophysiology, and reveal essential interactions so a comprehensive ecosystem model can be established for informed control of the technical systems. The studies may also include eukaryotes. Novel high through-put methods will be developed and applied including full-scale surveys, meta-omics, single cell microbiology (e.g., Raman microspectroscopy) and isotope-based process studies. We seek outstanding scientists with a proven research record in studies of microbial communities and with experience in either meta-omics-related work, comparative genomics, metabolic reconstruction, single cell microbiology, or process studies using isotopes.

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

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen, phone +45 2173 5089, email: phn@bio.aau.dk

 

Qualification requirements:

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

The application must contain the following:

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

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

 

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Hanne Skovrider by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9631. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit:
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD Stipend in Single Cell Ecophysiology of Uncultured Microbes (18-17039)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 July 2017 or soon hereafter.The Department consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Environmental Technology, one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering and one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology. The PhD position is located within the Center for Micobial Communities with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The Center has approx. 30 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. The PhD position is part of ongoing research on the microbial diversity in environmental biotechnology and to understand their ecophysiology, interactions and ecology. Special focus is on applying Raman microspectroscopy to study the ecophysiology of uncultured microbes in activated sludge and anaerobic digester ecosystems.

We seek a young scientist with strong background in activated sludge microbiology and experience with advanced microscopy.

You may obtain further information from Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, email: phn@bio.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

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

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

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

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of March 26, 2012 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Unit: Dept. of Biotechn., Chemistry & Environmental Eng
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Post expires on Thursday May 31st, 2018