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PhD Scholarship in Bioinformatics

DTU Health Tech is looking for a qualified candidate for a PhD position in Bioinformatics.

In this position, you will develop algorithms and computational methods to deal with the analysis of large datasets from modern and ancient sources. More specifically, these algorithms will be aimed at analyzing human genomes from sedimentary DNA. The bioinformatics section of DTU Health Tech performs research in different areas including metagenomics, machine learning, cancer genomics and population genomics.

Current bioinformatics algorithms and software are often ill-equipped to deal with DNA extracted from ancient soil samples. This ancient DNA shows high levels of fragmentation and accumulated chemical damage. Furthermore, ancient sediments often contain DNA from multiple species and often multiple individuals. Fortunately, several problems pertaining to ancient DNA can be described in a maximum-likelihood framework and computer science techniques can help us to solve such numerical problems efficiently via numerical algorithms and data structures. You will work in collaboration with other partners including the University of Copenhagen and McMaster University in order to develop the next generation of algorithms and software applied to DNA extract from fossils, ancient soils and sediments.  

Qualifications
You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Ideally, your degree should be in computer science, mathematics or biological science with a focus on quantitative and mathematical aspects.

More specifically you should ideally have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of a programming language like Python, Perl, C++ and/or Java (C/C++ is preferred)
  • Ability to work in a UNIX environment, ideally in a high-performance computing environment
  • Thorough understanding of basic algorithms and data structures used in computer science
  • Knowledge of probabilities and statistics
  • Firm grasp of first-year university mathematics (differential calculus/linear algebra)
  • Experience in bioinformatics and knowledge of metagenomics are a plus
  • Expertise in next-generation sequencing data generation and processing are also a plus

The language of communication at DTU is English.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU’s rules for the PhD education.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. The potential start date is around summer 2022 (or according to mutual agreement).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
If you want to know more, please contact the potential main supervisor directly – Prof. Gabriel Renaud at: gabre [at] dtu.dk.

You can read more about bioinformatics research at DTU Health Tech at Bioinformatics section.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to DenmarkFurthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 14 June 2022 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • Link to a code portfolio stored in repositories like GitHub/bitbucket is not required but helpful

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

DTU Health Tech
DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 140 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-06-14 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Health Tech

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on tirsdag juni 14th, 2022

PhD scholarship in Plant microbiome ecology

We seek an enthusiastic and motivated candidate to reveal ecological interaction within plant microbiomes. You will be involved in a fun PhD project on examining and engineering synthetic microbial communities on the plant root, with strong international connections, a productive scientific environment, and a good work-life balance.

This INTERACT consortium-connected PhD project will be carried out in the Bacterial Interactions and Evolution Group headed by Professor Ákos T. Kovács at DTU Bioengineering.

INTERACT is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation via the Collaborative Crop Resiliency Program (CCRP). The overall aim of INTERACT is to decode microbial interactions in the complex soil matrix, in relation to soil biogeochemical status, water stress as well as pathogen attack, and establish the impact of these interactions on plant performance.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your PhD project will contribute to understanding the ecological factors behind root-associated microbial community assembly. Your first task will be to develop synthetic microbial communities and reveal the contribution of microbial interaction to plant resiliency. You will study wheat-associated microbial communities and dissect how community assembly is influenced by the members of the community and plant root exudates. In a collaboration, you are expected to use a microfluidic system for imaging microbial cell attachment on plant roots. Further, you will also collaborate with the consortium members of INTERACT.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in microbial ecology, specifically concentrating on bacterial interactions, preferably experience with molecular microbiology (genetic engineering of bacteria) and fluorescence microscopy. Background on microbial ecology and evolutionary theory is advantageous. You should be an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical microbial ecology mindset for the engineering of synthetic communities.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU’s rules for the PhD education.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ákos T. Kovács.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ákos T. Kovács, tel.: +45 4525 2527, atkovacs @ dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 June 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale
  • In your application, indicate the names and contact details of at least two referees. 

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 300 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

 

Deadline: 2022-06-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on onsdag juni 15th, 2022

PhD scholarships (3) in Travel Behaviour Change

We offer three PhD scholarships as part of the ERC Consolidator GRANT “Choice, necessity or chance? Understanding behaviouR chanGE iN Transport URGENT” within the EU Commission’s H2020 Framework.

The URGENT project examines under which individual and contextual circumstances people change their mobility behaviour and what mental mechanisms are involved in these behaviour change processes. The project will use an interdisciplinary approach based on a unique longitudinal dataset combining data from a large panel survey, in-depth interviews and an intelligent mobility diary app.

The 3 PhDs will examine how people adapt their mobility behaviour in prospect and response to:

  • residential relocation (PhD 1);
  • anticipated vs. sudden life events (e.g., retirement vs. crash involvement) (PhD 2);
  • transport technology adoption (e.g., EV or e-bike adoption) (PhD 3).

URGENT will additionally examine rebound effects of changed mobility behaviour and reveal under which conditions, and to what extent, behaviour change in one area (e.g. commuting) positively or negatively spills over to other areas (e.g. air travel, food consumption). URGENT applies a novel analytical strategy that brings together concepts from psychology (behaviour change models), human geography (mobility biographies approach), sociology (mobility cultures) and machine learning (causal discovery and causal inference).    

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will become a member of the Transport Psychology Section and form an interdisciplinary project team with other PhD students and your supervisors. You will collaborate with colleagues from the Machine Learning for Smart Mobility Section and the Travel Demand Modelling Section and academic partners abroad.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. More specifically, we are looking for applicants with a master’s degree in Psychology, Human Geography, Human Ecology, Transport/Spatial Planning, Sociology, Economics, Environmental Science or related. Applicants for PhD position 1 should be interested in ‘mobility biographies’, ‘mobility culture’, and ‘residential self-selection’. For PhD position 2, knowledge and interest in psychological behaviour (change) models is presumed. Applicants for PhD position 3 should be interested in technology adoption and rebound effects.   

All positions require skills in quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis and specialization in at least one method as part of the master’s thesis or other (student) projects.

Your primary tasks will be to

  • design, manage and conduct longitudinal data collections (surveys, app, qualitative interviews) in cooperation with the project team,
  • conduct in-depth interviews related to one of the three PhD topics (PhD 1: residential relocation; PhD 2: anticipated vs. sudden life events; PhD 3: transport technology adoption),
  • analyse survey, interview and app data in a mixed-method design,
  • write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals,
  • participate in international conferences,
  • participate in advanced classes to improve academic skills, and
  • disseminate research results and teach as part of the overall PhD education.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU’s rules for the PhD education.    

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is October, 1, 2022 or later (subject to mutual agreement). The position is a full-time position. If desired, the full-time position can also be changed to a 4-years part-time position (subject to mutual agreement).   

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information related to all three positions may be obtained from Senior Researcher Sonja Haustein.

Related to PhD 1, you can also contact Associate Professor Mikkel Thorhauge
Related to PhD 2, you can also contact Senior Researcher Mette Møller
Related to PhD3, you can also contact Associate Professor Anders Fjendbo Jensen or Assistant Professor Rico Krueger

You can read more about the DTU Management’s Transport Division here:  www.transport.man.dtu.dk/english/about.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 June 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Management
DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching with a focus on sustainability, transport, innovation and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology – including the interaction between technology and sustainability, business growth, infrastructure and prosperity. Therefore, we explore and create value in the areas of management science, innovation and design thinking, business analytics, systems and risk analyses, human behaviour, regulation and policy analysis. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc and PhD level. The Department has a staff of app. 350. Read more here.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Management

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on torsdag juni 30th, 2022

PhD scholarship on Very High Cycle Fatigue behaviour of glass fibre reinforced polymer composites

Are you interested in contributing to the understanding of the Very High Cycle Fatigue (VHCF) behaviour of fiber-polymer composite materials?

If so, the Department of Wind and Energy Systems, Division of Materials and Components invites applicants for a PhD position in the field of experimental and numerical investigation of the temperature- and frequency dependency of composite materials in the VHCF regime.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The PhD project aims at advancing the state of the art in the area of VHCF fatigue testing of fiber-polymer composite materials in the very low stress/strain amplitude regime. The main objective of this PhD project is to study the fatigue limits at strain amplitudes and cycle numbers relevant for wind turbine blades, to quantify and mitigate the effects of accelerated testing due to high strain rates and hysteresis heating, and to investigate the existence of a fatigue cut-off limit in composites. For this purpose high frequency fatigue tests will be conducted using resonance test machines, the visco-elastic properties of the resins will be studied using Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA). FEM material modelling will be performed to investigate the correlations between temperature, frequency, and fatigue life.

Your primary responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Obtain temperature-frequency stress-strain diagrams by conducting DMA tests on neat resin samples
  • Obtain SN-curves of composite materials at different testing frequencies using both, servohydraulic and resonance testing machines
  • Visco-elastic modelling of the cyclic loading process at different frequencies and temperatures
  • Validate the visco-elastic model predictions against experimental results
  • Disseminate the test results in peer-reviewed top tier journals and conferences

As a formal qualification, you must hold a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Furthermore, strong English communication skills are essential. Applicants should be highly motivated, proactive, ambitious, and eager to seek and share knowledge, willing and able to work independently as well as in a team.

More specifically, you should have the following qualifications:

  • Strong background in constitutive modelling of composite materials incl. visco-elasticity theory
  • Experience in experimental mechanics specifically in material fatigue testing and its analysis
  • Experience in damage- and/or fracture mechanics is an advantage
  • Experience in finite element modelling using commercial software packages such as Abaqus is a plus

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU’s rules for the PhD education.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Martin Eder, Senior Researcher Ali Sarhadi and Senior Development Engineer Jakob Ilsted Bech.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

Starting date is 1. November 2022 or according to mutual agreement.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Martin A. Eder (maed@dtu.dk), Senior Researcher Ali Sarhadi (asar@dtu.dk) and Senior Development Engineer Jakob Ilsted Bech (jakb@dtu.dk).

You can read more about Department of Wind Energy at www.windenergy.dtu.dk

Please refrain from sending your applications or reminders directly to maed@dtu.dk, asar@dtu.dk and jakb@dtu.dk as they will not be considered. 

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 August 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • Scientific publications (if any)

You may apply prior to obtaining your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Wind and Energy Systems is one of the world’s largest centers of wind energy and energy systems research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 400 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind and Energy Systems has approximately 90 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the wind industry.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind Energy

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on mandag august 1st, 2022