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PhD fellowship in Organic Chemistry

 

 

The department of chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in synthetic organic chemistry.

Start date is (expected to be) July 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project

The project concerns the synthesis of biomimetic receptors for carbohydrates using a combination of molecular design and dynamic combinatorial chemistry. While there will be a strong emphasis of synthetic organic chemistry, it is expected that tools from the physical organic chemistry toolbox will be widely used, including a range of spectroscopic methods, ITC and crystallography. A secondary goal of the project is to prepare an artificial enzyme that rely of the biomimetic molecular recognition of carbohydrates.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of synthetic organic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry. Candidates must have a MSc in organic chemisty of related field with a strong background in preperative chemistry.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

In the research group we focus on a range of scientific questions. We are interested in both supramolecular chemistry and in aromatic chemistry. Almost all activities in the group are centered around organic synthesis, and we offer a strong interdisciplinary and international work environment. The research group has three postdocs and two PhD students + 5-8 undergraduate students working in the laboratory.

The group is a part of the organic chemistry section and the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and state-of-the-art spectroscopic and analytical methods'

Principal supervisor is Associate professor Michael Pittelkow, department of chemistry, pittel@chem.ku.dk, ph. +45 30545509.

The PhD programme

A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

Qualifications
To be eligible for the PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. relevant educations. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

 

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set
  • Good language skills

Application and Assessment Procedure
Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if possible)
  6. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

 

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline: 2022-05-18 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on onsdag maj 18th, 2022

Postdoc in Nanomechanical quantum photonic circuits

The Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

The Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Copenhagen, is seeking an enthusiastic researcher for a postdoc in the quantum photonics group (www.quantum-photonics.dk). The group is developing a new set of nano-scale devices for controlling and manipulating light-matter interaction in a quantum photonic integrated circuit. The activity will involve a combination of experimental optics, device simulation, and will be based in a well-equipped quantum optics lab at the NBI. The position will be part of the Center for Hybrid Quantum Neworks (Hy-Q, https://hy-q.nbi.ku.dk/). The center is a collaboration between the quantum nanophotonics group and the groups of Prof. Anders Sørensen (www.tqo.dk) and Prof. Albert Schliesser (www.nbi.dk/~aschlies/research.html). In total the center employs approximately 50 scientists working on quantum networks.

The successful candidate will be joining the ERC project NANOMEQ (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/949043) led by Assoc.Prof. Leonardo Midolo. The goal of the project will be to develop a new platform for photonic quantum information processing based on nano-opto-electro-mechanical systems (NOEMS) [1]. NBI has developed state-of-the-art deterministic single-photon sources [2] using semiconductor quantum dots integrated in photonic nanostructures [3]. To fully harness the potential of integrated photonic quantum technologies, it is necessary to scale it up, i.e. to perform operations on many photonic quantum bits (or ‘qubits’) simultaneously to generate and manipulate entangled photons. The overarching goal is to demonstrate the seamless integration of single-photon sources with the quantum gates required for building scalable quantum photonic micro-processors. In this project we will pursue a novel approach to control light-matter interaction and quantum gates based on electro- and opto-mechanical interactions. The emphasis of this project will be in the design and fabrication of robust nano-mechanical photonic devices such as routers [4] and phase shifters towards the demonstration of multi-mode unitary gates and scalable single-photon sources.

We are looking for an ambitious and driven researcher with strong applied- and innovation-oriented mindset. The ideal candidate holds a Ph.D. in physics and has a strong background in quantum optics, photonics, semiconductors, and micro- or nano- electromechanical devices. Previous experience working in quantum optics laboratories and with cryogenic equipment is also required. The candidate should have experience in supervising students and a track record of publications in top peer-reviewed international journals.

[1] L. Midolo et al, “Nano-opto-electro-mechanical systems,” Nat. Nanotechnology 13, 11-18 (2018).

[2]  R. Uppu et al, “On-chip deterministic operation of quantum dots in dual-mode waveguides for a plug-and-play single-photon source,” Nat. Commun. 11, 3782 (2020).

[3] P. Lodahl et al, “Interfacing single photons and single quantum dots with photonic nanostructures”, Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, 347 (2015).

[4] C. Papon et al., "Nanomechanical single-photon routing," Optica 6, 524-530, (2019).

The postdoc’s duties will include research within quantum photonics as well as teaching.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Assoc. Prof. Leonardo Midolo, midolo@nbi.ku.dk.

The position is for 2 years and open from 01.08.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 20 (day) May (months) 2022 (year), 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews is expected to be held on week 23

Deadline: 2022-05-20 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on fredag maj 20th, 2022

Postdoc in Single photon quantum technologies

The Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

The Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Copenhagen, is seeking an enthusiastic researcher for a postdoc in the quantum photonics group (www.quantum-photonics.dk) on next-generation single-photon quantum devices within the project “FIRE-Q: Field-Ready Single-Photon Quantum Technologies”. The position will be part of the Center for Hybrid Quantum Neworks (Hy-Q, https://hy-q.nbi.ku.dk/) led by Prof. Peter Lodahl. The center is a collaboration between the quantum nanophotonics group and the groups of Prof. Anders Sørensen (www.tqo.dk) and Prof. Albert Schliesser  (www.nbi.dk/~aschlies/research.html). In total the center employs approximately 50 scientists working on hybrid quantum networks.

The successful candidate will be joining the Innovation Fund Denmark’s FIRE-Q project. FIRE-Q is an international project between industry and academia involving three major Danish universities (University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, and Aarhus University) and four companies in photonic technology. FIRE-Q’s vision is to bring single-photon quantum technology to the market, enabling unbreakable secure communication and ultimately parallel quantum computing [1]. The key building block is a source of single photons [2] that can be transmitted over long distances in existing optical fiber networks. Following a modular approach, we will deliver the hardware required for photonic quantum computing in a scalable photonic platform. At NBI, we have developed a field-ready single-photon source at telecom wavelength using frequency conversion [3] together with industrial and academic partners. As a postdoc you will perform real-world field tests of quantum-secure communication protocols and develop new technology towards the realization of fully device-independent quantum key distribution systems [4].  

We are looking for an ambitious and driven researcher with strong applied- and innovation-oriented mindset, with a keen interest in working in applied research. The ideal candidate holds a Ph.D. in physics or optical engineering and has a strong experimental background in the areas of quantum optics, quantum photonics, or semiconductor optics. Experience working with cryogenic equipment, as well as quantum key distribution are a plus.

[1] R. Uppu et al, “Quantum-dot-based deterministic photon–emitter interfaces for scalable photonic quantum technology,” Nat. Nanotechnology 16, 1308-1317 (2021).

[2]  R. Uppu et al, “On-chip deterministic operation of quantum dots in dual-mode waveguides for a plug-and-play single-photon source,” Nat. Commun. 11, 3782 (2020).

[3] B. Da Lio et al, “A pure and indistinguishable single-photon source at telecommunication wavelength”, Adv. Quantum Technol., 2200006 (2022). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qute.202200006 

[4] E. M. Gonzalez-Ruiz et al, “Violation of Bell's inequality with quantum-dot single-photon sources,” arXiv:2109.14712, (2022). https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2109.14712

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Assoc. Prof. Leonardo Midolo, midolo@nbi.ku.dk and Prof. Peter Lodahl lodahl@nbi.ku.dk

The position is for 2 years and open from 01.09.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 10 (day) June (months) 2022 (year), 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held on week 26

Deadline: 2022-06-10 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on fredag juni 10th, 2022

PhD fellowship/Postdoc/Assistant Professor within the Complexity and Big Data Group

We are looking for two highly motivated, open-minded, and dynamic researchers for a 3-year PhD-fellowship and/or a 3-year fixed-term Postdoc/Assistant Professor to commence on 1 September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will be part of an interdisciplinary research group in Complexity and Big Data Epidemiology, which aims at understanding and acting upon complex public health issues by exploring large national and international datasets, including nationwide registers.

Our research
We offer a creative and stimulating working environment in an international and interdisciplinary research group. Health is a complex phenomenon, and we study the social, environmental, and biological factors determining health and disease. We also aim to elucidate the underlying biological and social mechanisms that might explain these effects. To embrace complexity in health, we actively explore new sources (e.g. smartphones) of ‘big data’, incorporate complexity theory and system methods, leverage insights across disciplines, and explore the opportunities in citizen science aimed at a direct societal engagement and impact.

Your job
You will be involved in one or more large epidemiological research projects. One of these is a large-scale registry-based study on health trajectories, childhood adversities and labor market marginalization, with specific focus on the transition from childhood to early adulthood. It will also cover intergenerational health effects, and later life health outcomes based on data from the globally unique DANLIFE cohort. Another project involves multi-level analyses of the complex interactions between chronic disease and labor market attachment in the large longitudinal Well-being in Hospital Employee Study. The projects will aim at integrating newer methods from precision medicine and complexity science to investigate the complex interplay between social, environmental and health factors. Applying these methods will allow us to look at dynamic interactions between several of these dimensions simultaneously. The work tasks include data management of large studies, statistical analyses of large complex data materials, writing scientific papers, teaching and outreach. Please visit the Complexity and Big Data Epidemiology website for more details on our work. The work tasks associated with the different positions differ to some extent, and they key tasks for each position are outlined below.

Your key tasks as a PhD student:

  • Carrying through an independent research project under supervision.
  • Completing PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS points.
  • Participating in active research environments including a stay at another research team.
  • Obtaining experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teaching and disseminating your knowledge.
  • Writing a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project.

Your key tasks as Postdoc/Assistant Professor:

  • statistical analyses of large complex data materials
  • research, including publication/academic dissemination duties
  • research-based teaching
  • sharing knowledge with society
  • participation in formal pedagogical training program (only Assistant Professors).

Profile
We are looking for open-minded, creative and enthusiastic scientists with the following competencies and experience:

  • You have a Master degree (or PhD-degree if you apply for the postdoc/Assistant professorship) in epidemiology, data science, complexity science, computational methods, medicine, social science, or related sciences.
  • You are highly experienced in working with large and complex dataset, preferable also register-based studies
  • You have an active interest in public health and epidemiology, preferable also complexity science
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

If you are applying for an Assistant Professor position, please be aware of the six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding, and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen. Information on the Section of Epidemiology can be found at: https://publichealth.ku.dk/about-the-department/section-epidemiology/

Terms of employment
The employment as Postdoc/Assistant Professor is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,500 DKK/approx. 4,770 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

The employment as a PhD-student is full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. The employment is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.
General information about PhD studies at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary starts at approximately 28,300 DKK/Roughly 3,800 EUR (April 2022 level) plus pension.

Questions
For further information please contact Head of Section, Professor Naja Hulvej Rod, nahuro@sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

1. Motivated letter of application (max. two pages). Please clearly indicate what position you are applying for (PhD-fellow/Postdoc/Assistant Professor)

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate (for Postdoc/Assistant professor) and/or b) Master of Science certificate. If you apply for a postdoc position and the PhD is not yet completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

For the PhD position: Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

4. List of publications.

Application deadline: 19 June 2022, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-06-19 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on søndag juni 19th, 2022

Post-doctoral positions in Gravitational Astrophysics

"Post-doctoral positions in Gravitational Astrophysics".

The gravitational astrophysics group at the Niels Bohr International Academy, Niels Bohr Institute, announces the availability of two post-doctoral positions for candidates with the following profiles:

(1) We seek a candidate with experience in numerical hydrodynamics, specifically with expertise in viscous hydrodynamical simulations of accretion flows onto binaries and implications for orbital evolution and electromagnetic signatures of accreting supermassive black hole binaries. Preference will be given to those with experience with grid-based GPU-accelerated hydrodynamical codes and interest and experience in extending the parameter range of existing circumbinary disk simulations. This position is a 2-year duration with a possibility of a one-year extension.

(2) We seek a candidate with expertise in relativistic N-body dynamics involving stars and compact objects, with a specific focus on the dynamical formation of gravitational wave sources. The candidate is further expected to previously have worked on formation mechanisms of black hole collisions and their detectability by current and future gravitational wave observatories. The position is a 2-year duration with a possibility of a one-year extension.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Jan Thomsen.

The position is open from Sep. 1st. 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list 

The deadline for application is: May 17th, 2022, 23:59 GMT + 2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Deadline: 2022-05-17 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on tirsdag maj 17th, 2022

PhD fellowship in Compiler Technology for Distributed AI

PhD fellowship in Compiler Technology for Distrubuted AI
Department of Computer Science (DIKU)

Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

The PLTC section of the Department of Computer Science (DIKU), University of Copenhagen invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in developing language and compiler infrastructure for supporting efficient execution of AI workloads in distributed-memory spaces, such as clusters of GPUs. This project is financed by the start-up grant of Associate Professor Cosmin E. Oancea.

The start date is (expected to be) 1st of October 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project
The project will build on the existent infrastructure of the Futhark language and optimizing compiler, which is developed locally at DIKU and is thought as a research vehicle for studying aggressive analysis (static, dynamic, and hybrid), aimed primarily at optimizing highly-parallel applications. The underlying philosophy is rooted in language-compiler co-design, namely that the language exposes higher-order constructs, whose richer semantics simplifies compiler analysis, and vice-versa, advanced analysis allows stronger properties to be enforced at language level and exploited by later compiler analyses. For example, Futhark recently supports both forward and reverse-mode automatic differentiation (AD) by second-order language primitives, which are implemented as a non-trivial code transformation, whose derivation, at its turn, takes full advantage of the higher-order semantics of the parallel operators. 

The overall goal of the project is to extend Futhark with whatever is necessary in order to support efficient execution in a distributed memory setting, such as clusters of GPUs. Such extensions may be designed at all levels. Examples may include (but are not limited to):

  1. language level: in the form of constructs whose semantics may be helpful in optimizing communication later on;
  2. compiler’s front-end: type-checking analysis for supporting more advanced forms of size typing;
  3. mid-level analysis: aimed for example at aggregating memory references and at restructuring the code such as to optimize communication overheads;
  4. compiler’s back-end: specialized code generation for IR constructs, with emphasis on utilizing, whenever beneficial, low-level vendor-specific solutions, such as Cuda’s unified-memory model.  

Impact will be demonstrated on AI workloads, including deep learning and ML algorithms such as  convolutional and recurrent neural networks, support-vector machines, decision trees, time-series decomposition, nearest neighbor searches based on k-d trees.

We envision that the project will start by examining a comprehensive set of existent Futhark implementations of such algorithms, which will allow to hypothesize a set of language extensions and/or analyses that can be combined to result in efficient execution in a distributed environment for all of them.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of computer science, computer engineering and the like, but we will consider candidates from other fields of study if they demonstrate competences that are in the scope of the project. Demonstrated expertise in subfields such as programming language design and implementation, optimizing compilers, high-performance computing and high-performance implementation of AI algorithms will be considered a plus.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?
The PhD student will join the Programming Languages and Theory of Computing Section at Department of Computer Science (DIKU), which currently consists of more than 27 researchers, among which 12 assistant, associate and full professors, who study a broad range of topics related to the principles and practice of programming language design and implementation.

The PhD student will closely collaborate with the team developing Futhark (https://futhark-lang.org/), a state-of-the-art functional language and optimizing compiler aimed at highly-parallel architectures, which has been internationally recognized in publications at top conferences such as PLDI, PPoPP, SC, ICDE, ICFP, TACO, and which has been a generator of research for several PhD theses and more than forty MSc and BSc theses. 

The group is a part of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include access to a smallish but dedicated cluster equipped with top-end GPUs, such as Nvidia’s A100 and AMD’s MI100.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Cosmin E. Oancea, Department of Computer Science, cosmin.oancea@diku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 23 82 80 86.

The PhD program can accommodate an integrated MSc and PhD
Depending on your level of education, you can undertake the PhD programme as either:

Option A: A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

Option B: An up to five year full-time study programme within the framework of the integrated MSc and PhD programme (the 3+5 scheme), if you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree – but you have an education equivalent to a Danish bachelors´s degree.

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Option A: Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the regular programme
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. Computer Science. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment in the regular programme
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrollment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Option B: Getting into a position on the integrated MSc and PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the integrated MSc and PhD programme
If you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree, you might be qualified for the integrated MSc and PhD programme, if you have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish bachelor´s degree. Here you can find out, if that is relevant for you: General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database

Terms of the integrated programme
To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Computer Science.

Students on the integrated programme will enroll as PhD students simultaneously with completing their enrollment in this MSc degree programme.

The duration of the integrated programme is up to five years, and depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme, please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.

Until the MSc degree is obtained, (when exactly two years of the full 3+5 programme remains), the grant will be paid partly in the form of 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: “SU-klip”) plus salary for work (teaching, supervision etc.) totalling a workload of at least 150 working hours per year.
A PhD grant portion is DKK 6,243.

When you have obtained the MSc degree, you will transfer to the salary-earning part of the scholarship for a period of two years. At that point, the terms of employment and payment will be according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in investigating automatic program optimization.
  • Good language skills

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Application and Assessment Procedure

 Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if possible)
  6. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:
The deadline for applications is 22nd of May 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

Deadline: 2022-05-22 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on søndag maj 22nd, 2022

Postdoc position at the Center for Applied Ecological Thinking

The Center for Applied Ecological Thinking (CApE) based at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark invites applications for a position as postdoc. The position is funded by the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation as part of CApE’s staff. The successful candidate will work closely with the center director, Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen and the staff of the center.

The preferred starting date is September 1st, 2022, but a later starting date might also be possible. The position is for 36 months.

CApE is a humanities-based research center that applies knowledge of culture, ethics, history, communication, imagination, affect, religion, art, language and more to respond to urgent ecological crises and to reconceptualize ecological thinking. By engaging with key Danish and International groups and stakeholders, CApE contributes to green transformations in the pursuit of new, applied pathways towards global sustainability. CApE is a forum for research-based activities that promotes engagement across various partners, organizations and audiences through debates, seminars, laboratories and other types of collaboration and activities.

Located in Læderstræde 20 in Copenhagen city centre, CApE is co-housed by think tanks, NGOs, and other green organizations. This provides opportunities for creating new collaborations and networks across these actors.  More information about the center can be found here (link: https://hum.ku.dk/dokumenter/centre-for-applied-ecological-thinking.pdf/.

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies is home to a number of language-based area studies (Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Arctic and Mesoamerica) and to disciplines concerned with the study of culture and religion globally. Further information about the department may be found at tors.ku.dk

Job content
The postdoc is expected to develop and conduct an individual research project with an emphasis on concepts, frameworks and/or empirical cases that help to address ecological crises and transgressions of planetary boundaries. The proposed project must be relevant for the aims and activities of the center, specifically in terms of providing new applied approaches for ecological transformations in Danish and International contexts (see center description in link above). The postdoc can employ concepts and methodologies from the environmental humanities and other related fields of research. Insights from both the conceptual and empirical work will be actively used in selected activities of the centre, in which the permanent staff will collaborate with the postdoc on experiments in applied ecological thinking developed from the research project. Accordingly, the center director will be available for supervision and the postdoc has the opportunity to develop a deputy leadership role for relevant center activities. As part of the project, the postdoc will also have the opportunity to visit leading European/Global research centres that experiment with applied ecological thinking in cultural and social contexts.

Qualification requirements
In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.

The applicant should have conducted significant individual or collaborative research in environmental or transformative branches of humanities, or in other relevant fields, preferably with a transdisciplinary approach.

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for academic staff https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/dokumenter/Ministerial_Order_no._1443_of_11_December_2019_on_Job_Structure_for_Academic_Staff_at_Universities.pdf

For further information about the position, please contact Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen, e-mail: stefangj@hum.ku.dk, phone: +45 40499269

Application
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of this page.

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

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page).
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number).
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the aims and activities of the center (Max 3 pages)
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.
Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English can be expected to be assessed.

Appointment procedure
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the appointment committee. All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR officer, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-1077/22-2I #1.

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 35,003.43, (EUR 4,704.64) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please read more here: https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/pension/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here : http://ism.ku.dk , http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/
UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 27 May 2022 23:59 CEST
Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

 

Deadline: 2022-05-27 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Humanities

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on fredag maj 27th, 2022

Postdoc position in "Remote Sensing of Vegetation"

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a Postdoc position in "Remote Sensing of Vegetation" commencing 1 July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for 2 years.

Mitigating climate change while securing livelihoods is a major societal challenge in the 21 st century. In this context, trees and shrubs (hereafter collectively referred to as trees) play a key role, as trees constitute a stable carbon sink while providing ecosystem services to the local population. Quantifying and monitoring the world’s trees is thus of highest importance, however, current assessments and statistics focus on trees within forests, overlooking trees outside forests. The extent of non-forest trees has thus never been systematically assessed at large scale, so it has never been possible to study their impact on biochemical cycles as well as their economic or ecological importance at large scales.

This project builds on two revolutionary developments impacting on the field of remote sensing which allow the mapping and monitoring of individual trees outside forests in great details at a continental scale, introducing variables that go beyond woody cover and opening new perspectives for research in the context of ecosystem services. First, the massive increase in available data with petabytes of images recorded by satellites every year. Second, machine learning has been shown to deliver excellent results in the field of object segmentation in high resolution satellite images, as well as studying ecosystem patterns and dynamics in relation to climate change. The post doc will develop and work with continental scale data sets to study tree cover, vegetation and related variables in relation to climate change.

The candidate must have proven to be able to work with large scale environmental datasets. Python programming skills are required.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within the field of Remote Sensing as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Your workplace will be the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) within the Section for Geography. The department conducts research and education on the past, present and future physical, chemical and biological environments of the Earth and their interactions with societal and human systems to provide candidates and research in support of sustainable future solutions for society. We value scientific interactions among colleagues, cross-disciplinary interactions and care for the early career scientists.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Martin Brandt at mabr@ign.ku.dk.

The position is open from 1 July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for 2 years.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 17 May 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held in week 25.

Deadline: 2022-05-17 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on tirsdag maj 17th, 2022

PhD scholarship in the SAMSKAB research project at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in the SAMSKAB project at the Department of Anthropology. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The position starting date is on 1 September 2022.

Introduction
The SAMSKAB research project challenges the notion that the green transition takes place primarily through individual behavior and technological change by pointing out that it can take place just as much as a fundamental social change involving neighboring communities. The starting point for SAMSKAB is that a significant green transition does not just require political regulation and technological solutions, but also civil action and behavioral changes. The hypothesis in SAMSKAB is that cooperation and collective action for common goals in green neighborhood communities reinforces environmental behavior and promotes both an environmental and a social agenda. The project studies how green neighboring communities are established, either from the start or through a transformation of existing gray housing associations, and it measures the social and environmental impact of collective action. The PhD project will focus on the establishment of new green communities in social housing (Tingbjerg is a possibility, but other cases can also be chosen), and on the social and environmental impact of these green communities.

The SAMSKAB research project is looking for a PhD candidate who has (or will soon have) a Master’s degree in Anthropology or a related discipline, who has some practical experience in working with social projects, social housing, and/or green communities, who is fluent in Danish, who can develop a realistic research proposal to study the establishment of new green communities in social housing settings and their social and environmental impact, and who can collaborate with other members of the researcher team and contribute constructively to SAMSKAB research activities.

The PhD programme in anthropology provides PhD students with research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or as a four year full-time study programme within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.

Duties and Responsibilities
Further information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

Under "Legal basis" on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD programme at the Universities. 

Information about the PhD study programme is also available on the PhD website of the Department of anthropology.

https://anthropology.ku.dk/PhD/

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the SAMSKAB research project before submitting their application. Further information can be found:  

https://www.omstilling.nu/samskab

https://omstilmig.nu/SAMSKAB/data/media/files/projektbeskrivelse.pdf (in Danish)

Applications

  • The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.  
  • In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enroll as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  

Scholarship in the 5+3 or in the 4+4 PhD study programme

The 5+3 PhD study programme
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.  

The 4+4 PhD study programme 
Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies. 

How to apply
Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word.

  • Project abstract (please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters)
  • Cover Letter (detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project)
  • Project description (no more than 10,000 keystrokes not including bibliography). This project description does not need to build on the PhD project as described in the SAMSKAB research proposal (https://omstilmig.nu/SAMSKAB/data/media/files/projektbeskrivelse.pdf) and it can explore other avenues that the PhD applicant finds more relevant
  • CV   
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)   
  • Time schedule 
  • Budget 
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)  

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file.  

Application process  
On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process, and enclosures to include with your electronic application: 

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/
https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/

The recruitment process
Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment: 

1. Research qualifications and research experience as reflected in the project proposal. 

2. Qualifications, experience and prior knowledge of the research field.  

3. Quality and feasibility of the project proposal.

4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies. 

5. Language proficiency in Danish

Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from Dorthea Andersen, HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1085/22-2H #1

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Quentin Gausset, quentin.gausset@anthro.ku.dk

The closing date for applications is at 23:59 CEST, 31 May 2022.

Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral fellowship in experimental superconducting qubit development at the Niels Bohr Institute

We seek an outstanding candidate for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of experimental superconducting qubit development, with a focus on protected qubit encodings and demonstrating novel qubit-qubit coupling mechanisms.

The project is sponsored by the US Army Research Office and will take place at the Center for Quantum Devices, located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and is part of a new international collaboration between University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Colorado Boulder (USA) and Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada).

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Physics or Applied Physics with relevant experimental experience and a track record within their fields. Experience with superconducting circuits and/or superconductor-semiconductor hybrid devices will be considered a plus.

The project involves low-temperature physics experiments in cryofree dilution refrigerators, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, nanofabrication of superconducting qubits and semiconducting devices, data analysis, advanced programming, device modeling and simulations and close interactions with theoretical collaborators. Scientific writing and communication will be in English.

The position is open from 1 October 2022 or by arrangement.
The duration is three years with possible extension upon mutual agreement.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Assistant Professor Morten Kjaergaard (mkjaergaard@nbi.ku.dk) or Professor Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.ku.dk)

Description of the scientific environment:
The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups spread across condensed matter and superconducting qubit experiments with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

A central aspect of the position will be international travel between the different nodes.

Further information about QDev can be found at www.qdev.dk.

Terms of employment:
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • A short description of your work relevant to the research field
  • Complete publication list
  • 1-3 reference letters.
     

The deadline for applications is 1 July 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Deadline: 2022-07-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on fredag juli 1st, 2022

1-2 Postdoc positions in human T cell immunology at the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center

We are looking for highly motivated and ambitious fellows for 1-2 postdoctoral position(s) to explore mechanisms used by resident T cells in skin homeostasis and disease. To commence as soon as possible.

 

About the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center (SIC)

SIC is located on the 12th floor in the award-winning Maersk Tower at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. We offer ultra-modern facilities and a vibrant international research environment with focus on the development of early-career scientists. Based on a grant from the LEO Foundation of more than 50 million EUR, the center aims to unite leading Danish and international researchers in immunology and skin disease to provide new knowledge to enable better diagnostics and more effective treatments for a wide range of inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema. Information about the center can be found at: https://www.sic.ku.dk/

 

Our research
The postdoctoral studies will be performed in the Translational Skin Immunology laboratory at SIC, under the supervision of executive director of SIC, Professor Liv Eidsmo. Research in the Eidsmo lab focuses on the role of resident T cells during homeostasis and immunopathology in the human skin. The group has defined functional subsets of resident T cells and investigates how these cells interact within their natural microenvironment in health and disease (Cheuk, Immunity 2017 and Gallais-Serezal, JACI 2019). Our technical platform includes in vitro propagation and single cell sequencing of small skin derived populations, spatial transcriptomics, in vivo imaging, xenotransplant models and flow-based techniques.

The Eidsmo laboratory is physically divided between two sites, at the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, and at the Center for Molecular Medicine, CMM, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. The two labs are collaborating closely, with joint lab meetings and journal clubs and hosts bioinformaticians, biologists, medical doctors, and support personnel.

Your job
We are looking for 1-2 postdocs for projects addressing basic mechanisms of T-cell driven focal immunopathology, including modulation or ablation of these cells as novel therapeutic strategies. The postdoc will work both independently, and as a collaborative and helpful team member. Fellows actively take part in research meetings, contribute to a well-functioning local research environment, and supervise other lab members. We provide a supportive environment for career development of independent scientists. The postdoc will participate in formulating and testing scientific hypothesis with experimental work, presentations and preparation of publications.

 

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious fellow with excellent theoretical background and practical experience in tissue and/or cellular immunology. Prior experience with humanized mouse models of inflammation, cellular immunology including flow cytometry, cell sorting, image stream or molecular biology including single cell sequencing and spatial transcriptomics or imaging techniques, including in vivo imaging using two photon microscopy, will be highly valued.

The position requires dedication to the project, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and a strong desire to excel. A personal fit into the team and excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English is essential. A proactive and problem-solving attitude will be highly valued. The candidate must hold a PhD degree upon the start of this position.

 

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Terms of employment
The employment as a full-time and fixed-term postdoc position for 2 years with a possibility of prolongation for another 2 years. Starting date is as soon as possible.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,000 DKK/approx. 4,700 EUR (October 2021 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

 

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Liv Eidsmo – liv.eidsmo@sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

 

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications.

 

Application deadline: 16 May 2022

 

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

 

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

 

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

 

Interviews are expected to be held in week 21-22.

 

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

 

Deadline: 2022-05-16 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on mandag maj 16th, 2022

Postdoc in Equitable Science Education

The Department of Science Education, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen calls for applications for a 3 year postdoc position beginning 1st of September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The project GATE
The postdoc position will be part of the research project GATE (Gender Aware Teaching for Equity in Science and Engineering), funded by The Grundfos foundation. The project strives to understand why the majority of young women who in upper secondary have selected a science study program refrain from continuing into post-secondary science and engineering. Science teaching has been pointed out as a key medium for understanding the gendered in- and exclusions of young women and how these mechanisms set the scene for their higher education choices. GATE thus aim to understand the gendered in- and exclusions within the disciplins (content, teaching, participation) with a specific focus on physics A, chemistry A and technology A.

The postdoc will be responsible for an independent work package within GATE. Empirically a group of young women will be followed with longitudinal interviews throughout second and third year at Danish Upper secondary school (stx and htx). The cohort of young women who continues into the A-level subjects will be followed more intensively into their third year through an ethnographic approach. Classroom observations of teaching and focus-group interviews with a broader groups of students will be conducted to ensure an extensive focus. Focus will be on ‘celebrated identities’ in science settings, how they are performed and how they relate to young women and their experiences with science, their life in general and how their thoughts of the future develop throughout upper secondary.

GATE aims to contribute with results relevant for practice, national knowledge and international research. Theoretically, GATE aims to contribute with combining a close focus on selected science disciplines with research in equity and gender-studies. Based on the project results and international experts connected to GATE, a group of upper secondary school teachers will work closely with the senior researchers in the project on developing, testing, evaluating and implementing a Gender Aware Teaching for Equality-approach in their science teaching. More information on GATE can be requisitioned by writing to Henriette Holmegaard (hh@ind.ku.dk) or Lene Møller Madsen (lmmadsen@ind.ku.dk).

The role of the Postdoc 

Project management:

  • Attend and contribute actively to regular research group meetings both in GATE and in the research group SICS. Moreover, contribute to the department’s upper secondary school group.
  • Manage the contact with schools and coordination of empirical activities.
  • Support the GATE reference-group that entails key stakeholders.

Empirical work

  • Plan, conduct, and analyse qualitative data.

Publications, presentations

  • Disseminate results through key international journals in the research field, some in collaboration with the senior researchers in the project and some individually.
  • Present results at international conferences some in collaboration with the senior researchers in the project and some individually.
  • Participate at key national events with project-presentations and publish a few national papers.

Communication

  • Keep the GATE twitter account updated, contribute to a podcast.
  • Find ways of communicating research results nationally in collaboration with the GATE-project group.

Who are we looking for?

As the postdoc will conduct empirical work in Danish gymnasium, the candidate must speak a Scandinavian language and be willing to learn Danish within a short timeframe. However, everyday work-language at the department can be English.

We seek a candidate with experience in several of the qualifications below. However, we strongly encourage all candidates to apply also if they do not meet all of the below categories.

The ideal candidate:

  • Have substantial experiences with planning, conducting and analysing qualitative data in particular ethnographic studies.
  • Hold experiences with doing research at upper secondary-level or researching young people ideally where science education have played a significant role.
  • Holds a Ph.D.-degree within science education or in other disciplines e.g. anthropology, geography, pedagogy or sociology.
  • Have published papers in international peer reviewed journals.
  • Documented familiarity with the literature on gender and equity in science education.
  • Appreciate working in a research group where research is both jointly yet at the same time individual.
  • Are a good communicator and can present the project nationally as well as internationally.

Who are we and what can we offer?
GATE will be part of the research group SICS (Science Identity, Culture and Space): https://www.ind.ku.dk/forskning/nikr/. The group consists of eight members and is home of several research projects. Department of Science Education has a strong collaboration with Danish gymnasium in where GATE will be connected. Department of Science Education offers a stimulating research-collective where creativity, collaboration and engagement are highly valued. The department are driven by combining research at highest international level with research that matters in practice.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. The Gate project description can be acquired as well as inquiries about the position by writing to grant holders Henriette Holmegaard (hh@ind.ku.dk) or Lene Møller Madsen (lmmadsen@ind.ku.dk).

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan (Based on the GATE project description a 5 page elaborated research plan for the post-doc period) 
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

Thedadlinefor applications is Monday 6 June 2022, 23:59 GMT +2. 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Deadline: 2022-06-06 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on mandag juni 6th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Natural Language Processing and Digital Literary Studies

The Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics (NorS), Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Computer Science (DIKU), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invite applications for a joint postdoctoral position in Natural Language Processing and Digital Literary Studies. The position is available by October 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 3 years and the place of employment is NorS.

At NorS we are concerned with research and teaching within Nordic literary and linguistic culture from Nordic antiquity to the present as well as natural language processing and digital humanities, see https://nors.ku.dk The successful candidate will join one of the department’s research centres, Centre for Language Technology (CST); https://cst.ku.dk/english/ part of their time. CST conducts research in different areas of natural language processing, digital humanities, and computational cognitive modelling, and hosts the Danish Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN); https://clarin.dk/clarindk/forside.jsp The Centre has a strong international profile, at the same time as pursuing the development of language technology resources for the Danish language.

The Natural Language Processing Section at (DIKU); https://di.ku.dk/english/research/nlp/ provides a strong, international and diverse environment for research within core as well as emerging topics in natural language processing, natural language understanding, computational linguistics and multi-modal language processing. The successful candidate will join the CoAStaL- research group at DIKU part of their time;https://coastalcph.github.io/ “The Natural Language Processing” research environment at the University of Copenhagen is ranked 2nd in Europe according to CSRankings.

Job content  
The postdoc will be part of two interconnected projects: MeMo – Measuring Modernity: Literary and Social Change in Scandinavia 1870-1900, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation (PI: Associate Professor Jens Bjerring-Hansen, NorS), https://nors.ku.dk/english/research/projects/measuring-modernity/ and Mining the Meaning: A semantic parsing approach to the study of literary change, funded by the UCPH Data+ pool, PIs: Associate Professor Jens Bjerring-Hansen and Assistant Professor Daniel Hershcovich, DIKU.

The projects aim to investigate semantic change in the so-called ‘Modern Breakthrough’ in Scandinavia 1870-1900, based on a digital corpus comprising some 900 Danish and Norwegian novels. We seek to deploy and develop Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning techniques for literary analysis and to combine these with theoretical and historical expertise. This will allow for new insights into the processes of modernization in a formative period in the cultural, social, and political history of Scandinavia as well as for methodological innovation in the computational representation of robust semantic trends and patterns in historical texts.

The postdoc will adapt state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing models and language resources to historical, Danish language text, and apply them to detecting and measuring lexical semantic change. Furthermore, the postdoc will develop more abstract computational approaches to historical language change, informed by semantic parsing, event modeling and other methods.

The postdoc will work alongside the two PIs and will be highly involved in their research groups and teaching activities at NorS and at the Natural Language Processing section at DIKU. At NorS Professor Bolette S. Pedersen (Centre for Language Technology) will co-supervise the postdoc and assist in applying and adapting language resources. There will be ample opportunity for exchange and collaboration with postdocs and senior researchers in both milieus.

Qualification requirements
In order to be considered for the position, applicants will have, or is about to be awarded, PhD within Natural Language Processing or Digital Humanities with a particular focus on Natural Language Processing.

The following qualifications are required:

  • Knowledge of a range of Natural Language Processing methods
  • Experience with working with textual data, preferably literary and/or historical texts
  • A developing publication record in good quality publications
  • Proficiency, or willingness to learn, a Scandinavian language
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate research findings effectively to both specialist and lay audiences

Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following:

  • Interest in history, literature and language
  • Teaching experience at BA and MA levels

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Anne Jensen, Nors (annejensen@hum.ku.dk), Assistant Professor Daniel Hershcovich, DIKU (dh@di.ku.dk), or Associate Professor Jens Bjerring-Hansen, NorS (jbh@hum.ku.dk).

Application
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.
Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.

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

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.)
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *
  • Documentation of research dissemination and teaching qualifications, if any
  • Publications

Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The University may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English can be expected to be assessed.

Appointment procedure
After the application deadline, the Appointment Committee selects applicants for assessment. All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Heads of Department subsequently appoint an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Further information about the application procedure is available from Maritxell Abrahamsson (HR), e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-1083/22-2I #1.

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 412,000 – 434,000 (EUR 55,000 – 57,900 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. It is possible to negotiate further salary supplements. 

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please read more here: https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/pension/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here: http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 1 July 2022, 23:59 CEST

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

Deadline: 2022-07-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Humanities

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on fredag juli 1st, 2022

Postdoc in Animal Genetics & Breeding

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic postdoc for a 2 years position, to commence 1 September 2022.

You will be working in a newly Horizon2020 EU-funded project called GEroNIMO: Genome and Epigenome eNabled breeding in MOnogastrics (https://www.geronimo-h2020.eu/). The project is a collaboration between several European Universities and industrial partners. The project aims at developing knowledge and tools to promote genome and epigenome- enabled methods for selection to be used in pig and chicken breeding.

Our research

At University of Copenhagen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, we have a well-established group working with genetics, genomics, breeding, and bioinformatics. The overall focus of our research is to generate information that contributes to novel biological insight into mammalian genomes and clarify the function of genomic components, with the aim to support sustainable animal breeding and production and ensure animal health and welfare. Our group has a broad research network both nationally and internationally. Thus, you will be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic working environment with plenty of opportunities for your career development.

Your job
Your work will focus on studies of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying growth, feed efficiency and lean meat content in pigs. The work will comprise sampling of phenotypic data in a large cohort of pigs.  Furthermore, you will be involved in laboratory work on DNA and RNA extraction for characterization of the pig genome, the epigenome / methylome and the transcriptome. Subsequently, you will perform integrated analyses on the obtained omics datasets. The goal of this work is to identify genetic and epigenetic determinant for the above-mentioned traits of importance for efficiency, product quality, and sustainability. The results will feed into work packages in GEroNIMO, which focus on development of innovative genomic prediction models that take advantage of individual epigenetic profiles. Hence, the work will be performed in close collaboration with experts in statistical and quantitative genetics.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project. Please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years).
  • You have a PhD in animal genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, quantitative genetics or similar
  • You are highly experienced in omics data analysis
  • You have an active interest in animal breeding, health and sustainability
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • You have excellent English skills, written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience in working with DNA and RNA in the laboratory
  • First-hand knowledge regarding the animal breeding industry and/or pig production

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and state-of-the-art bioinformatics facilities.

Terms of employment
The average working hours are 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years. The starting date is 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,000 DKK/approx. 4,700 EUR (October 2021 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information please contact Peter Karlskov-Mortensen, pkm@sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
  4. A certified/signed copy of PhD certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  5. List of publications.

Deadline for applications: Monday 16 May 2022, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him-/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in the period in week 25 and 26.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-05-16 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on mandag maj 16th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellowship in Metabolic Signaling

We are looking to hire a highly motivated and dynamic researcher with a PhD or equivalent doctorate to join the Sakamoto Group. Candidates should have strong background in biochemistry, cellular/molecular biology and cell signaling with extensive experience in research field related to metabolism and energy homeostasis. The position is a 2-year position to start July 15, 2022, or after agreement.

Background
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge towards new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010, and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk.

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

Our group and research
The Sakamoto Group investigates fundamental molecular signalling mechanisms that control energy metabolism and glucose homeostasis associated with exercise, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.You can read more about the Sakamoto Group here.

Project & your work
Cellular adaption to nutrient and metabolic stresses such as starvation and exercise are critical for the maintenance of organismal homeostasis. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an evolutionarily conserved regulator of energy homeostasis and a promising drug target for treatment of metabolic disorders. We have recently identified that Transcription Factor EB (TFEB), a master regulator of lysosomal biogenesis and autophagy, is a downstream target of AMPK in various cells/tissues including muscle and liver. The successful candidate will conduct experiments to elucidate 1) the molecular mechanism by which AMPK regulates TFEB, and 2) investigate functional roles that AMPK-TFEB axis play in the context of cellular metabolism and adaptation using genetic and pharmacological tools in both cellular and tissue/whole-body levels.

Profile
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher who have the following skills and qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biomedicine, or related sciences
  • Profound knowledge on energy metabolism, protein kinase regulation/signaling, enzymology and biochemical assays
  • Proven track record in relation to career stage (at least one first authored publication in an internationally recognised peer-reviewed journal)
  • Experience with preclinical studies is a plus 
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in supervising other researchers at different levels
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and spoken

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is July 15, 2022 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information, please contact Professor Kei Sakamoto at kei.sakamoto@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at SUND-HR-CBMR@sund.ku.dk.

International applicants may find these links useful www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications

Application deadline: 18 May 2022, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

 

Deadline: 2022-05-18 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on onsdag maj 18th, 2022

Postdoc in food biotechnology

Department of Food Science, Section of Food Analytics and Biotechnology, invites applicants for a postdoc in food biotechnology with the aim to address the enzymatic pathways involved in the formation of small peptides (γ-glutamyl derivatives) with savpoury taste enhancing properties. The position is for 30 months, with start  1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Project

The vision of the PROFERMENT project is to build the scientific foundation for future development of a new category of proteinaceous, plant-based foods as clean-label alternatives for meat consumption. Using solid-state fermentation, the proteins in legumes and cereals will be nutritionally optimized and appealing structures and flavours created.

By 2050, about 50% more food is needed to feed the world. Increasing the amount of plant based foods in the diet and thereby reducing meat consumption is one way to secure sufficient food availability in the future and at the same time combat climate change. One-third of global arable land is now being used to grow feed for livestock production and the calories used by feeding the animals could theoretically feed 4 billion people more.

Solid-state fermentation, the gentle and natural method used in PROFERMENT combining Bacillus bacteria and selected types of moulds, will be explored in-depth to provide new knowledge on how to improve protein digestibility and quality of plant foods, build filamentous structures and generate desirable flavours. Yellow peas and oats are the main plant food models used, both are primarily used for animal feed and have a relatively high protein content.

A major challenge of proteinaceous plant-based foods, as new food alternatives, is to deliver high palatability to consumers. Foods derived from animal origin possess unique savoury flavours and tangible textures, which originate from muscle tissues, enzymatic processes and thermal treatment during food preparation. Fresh plants and seeds do not possess such savoury dimensions and their textures need significant modification to become attractive alternatives for consumers.

The post doc duties  will be to address the enzymatic pathways involved in the formation of small peptides (γ-glutamyl derivatives) with savoury taste enhancing and enriching properties that are expressed by fungal and Bacillus strains used in solid-state fermentation.

Specific tasks for the postdoc position:

  • Monitor the development of γ-glutamyl peptides during fermentation
  • Identification of key enzymes in the generation γ-glytamyl peptides during fermentation
  • Evaluate the influence of the growth media on the gerneration of γ-glytamyl peptides
  • Sensory investigation of the inpact of the γ-glytamyl peptides

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or biotechnology.
  • Documented experience with targeted LC-MS analysis for γ-glytamyl peptides
  • Practical experience with enzyme kinetics
  • Pratical experience with fermentation
  • Experience with sensory evaluation of kokumi  

Key selection criteria:

  • Professional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Publications.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Language skills.
  • Creative thinking.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor René Lametsch (rla@food.ku.dk)

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 442,247 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75,624). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 20 May 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held in week 23.

Deadline: 2022-05-20 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on fredag maj 20th, 2022

PhD fellowship in Computational Phylogenetics at the GLOBE Institute

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Computational Phylogenetics commencing 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research
This project will be carried out in the Center for Computational Evolutionary Morphometrics (CCEM) – a new interdisciplinary center for development of phylogenetic methods for analyses of morphology. The center is led by Stefan Sommer (UCPH), Rasmus Nielsen (UCPH, Berkeley), Mads Nielsen (UCPH) and Christy Hipsley (UCPH).  It is physically located in Copenhagen, but with strong links to University of California, Berkeley. The project participants should expect to participate in visits and research stays at UC Berkeley. This position will be housed in the GLOBE institute, at the section for GeoGenetics: https://globe.ku.dk/research/geogenetics/, which is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND).

Project description
Organismal morphology is studied in biology to decode evolutionary relationships among species and to test evolutionary hypotheses in the context of phylogenies. The Stochastic Morphometry project aims to develop statistical models of evolutionary morphological change, thereby making phylogenetic inference tools applicable for the study of shape change. The aim is to develop an entirely new framework for phylogenetic analyses that treat the full 2D or 3D shape, such as a 2D photograph of a butterfly wing or a 3D model of a mammalian cranium, as an evolving object along the branches of a phylogeny. Essentially, we will extend Felsenstein’s classical Brownian motion model of character evolution to use full, infinitely dimensional shapes and stochastic shape processes.

This position will focus on applying the developed computational methods of shape evolution to 2D and 3D biological image data sets. All images are part of ongoing research programs led by UCPH collaborators on high visibility topics: butterfly development, avian diversity, canid domestication and human evolution. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with a team of researchers working on the mathematics of differential geometry and shape transformation, and biologists working on applied phylogenetics.

Specifically, the candidate will compare the performance of our method to more “traditional” morphological (i.e. linear measurements, character matrices) and landmark-based geometric morphometric approaches. The empirical data sets will cover a wide range of animal diversity and biological questions, allowing you to work together with experts in their respective areas to identify which features of the full morphological shape space change in a correlated manner and, specifically, to test current hypotheses about those correlations. Active research areas include: 1) Fluctuating asymmetry in butterflies; 2) Dog domestication; 3) Palaeohominid history; and 4) Bird beak evolution. We will for example estimate left-right butterfly wing asymmetry over time in relation to climatic factors, and generate a phylomorphospace to identify the spatiotemporal onset of domesticated phenotypes of canids.

Principal supervisor is Professor Rasmus Nielsen, GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen, E-mail: rasmus_nielsen@berkeley.edu, Phone +1 (510) 643 4993. Secondary supervisor is Assistant Professor Christy Hipsley, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, E-mail: christy.hipsley@bio.ku.dk, Phone +45 52617701.

Start date: October 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Duration:       
Depending on your level of education, you can undertake the PhD program as either: 

Option A: A three-year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD program (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree. 

Option B: An up to five-year full-time study program within the framework of the integrated MSc and PhD program (the 3+5 or 4+4 scheme), if you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree – but you have an education equivalent to a Danish bachelors´s degree.

For further information, see: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/PhD_Guidelines.pdf.

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at SUND are:

  • Complete and pass a MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the relevant MSc program (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD program)
  • Complete an independent research project under supervision.
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS points.
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research environment.
  • Obtaining experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teaching and disseminating your knowledge.
  • Writing a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project.
     

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree (5+3 model) or Bachelors (4+4 or 3+5 model) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, or Biology. Please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years).

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved and grades in relevant course work such as courses in Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, Mathematical Statistics, Evolutionary Biology, and Phylogenetics.
  • Solid programming experience in C/C++, Python or similar languages.
  • Previous documented research experience in computational phylogenetics or computational statistics
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities including outreach and work on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • A curious mind-set with a strong interest in applying advanced mathematics, statistics and computer science techniques in biology
  • Good English language skills, both orally and written.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. The successful applicant will be housed together with other PhD students and Postdocs in the interdisciplinary Center for computational evolutionary morphometrics (CCEM)  

Terms of employment
Option A: Getting into a position on the regular PhD program 

Qualifications needed for the regular program
To be eligible for the regular PhD program, you must have completed a degree program, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project (see above). For information of eligibility of completed programs, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database

Terms of employment in the regular program
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years. 
The employment is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary starts at approximately 28,300 DKK/Roughly 3,800 EUR (April 2022 level) plus pension.

Option B: Getting into a position on the integrated MSc and PhD program

Qualifications needed for the integrated MSc and PhD program

If you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree, you might be qualified for the integrated MSc and PhD program, if you have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish bachelor´s degree. Here you can find out, if that is relevant for you: General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.  

Terms of the integrated program
To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programs.

Students on the integrated program will enroll as PhD students simultaneously with completing their enrollment in this MSc degree program.

The duration of the integrated program is up to five years and depends on the number of credits that you have passed on your MSc program. For further information about the study program, please see: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/.

Until the MSc degree is obtained, (when exactly two years of the full 3+5 program remains), the grant will be paid partly in the form of 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: “SU-klip”) plus salary for work (teaching, supervision etc.) totaling a workload of at least 150 working hours per year. A PhD grant portion is DKK 6,397 (2022 level). 

When you have obtained the MSc degree, you will transfer to the salary-earning part of the scholarship for a period of two years. At that point, the terms of employment and payment will be according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure. Salary range starts at approx. DKK 28,300 per month incl. PhD supplement (1 April 2022 level).

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD studies at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/.

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 22 may 2022, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can find information about the recruitment process at: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

The applicants will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

Deadline: 2022-05-22 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on søndag maj 22nd, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow in physics of life

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated and creative scientist who is interested in exploring questions at the interface between physics and biology. The project is part of the research project “Universal Growth Laws of Viruses of Bacteria”, led by Associate Professor Namiko Mitarai and financed by NERD Program, Novo Nordisk Foundation (for more information on the grant, see  https://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/news/nerd-programme-provides-opportunities-for-creative-scientists-to-carry-out-original-research/). The project is focused on the viruses infecting bacteria, an ideal in-vivo model system to study the interplay between a virus and its host. At the same time, bacterial phages are drivers of microbial ecology, gene transfer and microbial evolution. We aim to explore the virus development upon infection as a dynamic and stochastic process exhibiting decisions. We are also actively studying the role of phages at the population scale and ecology scale and as pattern formation to macroscopic scale of epidemics as it spread in a 2 or 3 dimensional geometry. The strength of our research environment is the strong connection between experimental and theoretical research: We develop mathematical and computational models to mimic, suggest and perform experiments on these fascinating systems. We search for a creative and driven researcher who will thrive in this unique environment and ask new questions. The scientists with strong mathematical and computational skills in physics/complex systems who wants to extend their skills to biological experiments are strongly encouraged to apply. Alternatively, we seek a scientist with strong background in quantitative microbial experiments and single-cell experiments, who is enthusiastic about work environment with many theoretical ideas. Research experience in one or more of the following fields is beneficial for the position: statistical physics, complex systems, quantitative biology, systems biology, mathematical and computational modelling of biological systems, single-cell research on microbial systems.

The group is part of the Center for Models of Life (https://nbi.ku.dk/english/research/biocomplexity/cmol/) in the Biocomplexity section at the Niels Bohr Institute. We conduct research on the science of complex phenomena in physics and biology. We also has close collaborations with researchers in the biology department in University of Copenhagen. The environment is very exciting and allows fantastic scientific and social interactions with many talented researchers. The postdoc also has a chance of interacting with master and PhD students to develop supervision and teaching experiences.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within physics and biology as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Namiko Mitarai, Biocomplexity Section, The Niels Bohr Institute.  E-mail: mitarai@nbi.ku.dk.

The position is open from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The duration of the position two years with a possible extension for a third year.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and past research and your vision about how your  experience further the research project described above
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • 1-3 reference letters

The deadline for applications is  Sunday 26 June 2022  23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Deadline: 2022-06-26 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on søndag juni 26th, 2022

PhD fellowship in Research Culture at Medical Museion (Department of Public Health)

We are offering a 3-year PhD fellowship at Medical Museion, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, focused on Research Culture, commencing 15 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research
Medical Museion is a university research unit as well as a public museum where research, public/stakeholder engagement and museum work are all brought together (www.museion.ku.dk). We believe this public environment allows us to stretch the boundaries of what research can be, and what it can lead to. Medical Museion is a part of the Department of Public Health and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), allowing close collaboration with scientist colleagues and exposure to a diversity of approaches to health research.  

We are interested in topics at the intersection of medicine, science, culture and society, including:

  • the materiality, history, philosophy, methodology, aesthetics and epistemic workings of medical science
  • our relationship to the body, health and the existential sides of our physical being
  • the enduring role museums at the intersection of research and society.

In terms of disciplines, many of our investigative methods relate to Medical Humanities, but staff also comes from backgrounds including the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, STS, Material Culture Studies, Visual Anthropology, Museology, and Science Communication.

Project description
Companies, countries and foundations pour vast resources into our knowledge-based world by supporting research. This research is also increasingly international and interdisciplinary, presenting new challenges for the organisation and culture of science. There is a long tradition of studying how research environments function, but the relationship between their internal cultures, scientific outputs, and researcher wellbeing  remains under-developed. This PhD project will explore a corner of this enterprise by examining aspects of how research in cross-disciplinary centres is conducted, alongside the experiences of its participants.

A core interest of the project will be the relationship between what’s good for researchers and what’s good for science: how might researcher wellbeing be linked to knowledge generation and innovation? The PhD will be expected to work together with supervisors to develop a project within this broad field. Pertinent more detailed questions might include:

  • how is creativity in research linked to collaboration and connectivity (both within academia and beyond)?
  • what value can/should be retained for more individual approaches to doing research?
  • what is the role for ‘business thinking’ (missions, goals, strategy, performance, KPIs….) in the organisation and structuring of research, and what other models are available/useful?
  • what impact do different scales and speeds have on research and its outputs – big versus small, fast verses slow?

The successful candidate could come from a variety of backgrounds, including e.g., STS, History and Philosophy of Science, Business Studies, Sociology, Ethnography and/or Biography. It will be important to mix understandings at a macro- and micro-level, balancing more quantitative evidence with qualitative and subjective insights. The incorporation of arts-led investigations – potentially through collaboration – might also yield fascinating insights.

The research will take its point of departure from Medical Museion’s participation in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Basic Metabolic Research and connections to other multi-disciplinary research centres in Copenhagen and beyond.

Supervisor contact:

Prof Ken Arnold, Department of Public Health. Email: kra@sund.ku.dk. Phone: +45 93565532

Start:              15 September 2022

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and/or otherwise disseminate your knowledge
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project.
Please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years).

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in how contemporary science is conducted
  • Demonstrable interest in medical sciences is desirable
  • Language skills.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Public Health Department, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.
The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 3 years. The start date is 15 September 2022 or after agreement.
The employment is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary starts at approximately 28,300 DKK/Roughly 3,800 EUR (April 2022 level) plus pension.
The PhD fellow is obliged to carry out – without additional pay – allocated teaching or museum-related tasks of up to 840 working hours during their period of employment.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  22 May 2022, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You find information about the recruitment process at: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicants will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in June.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background. 

 

Deadline: 2022-05-22 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on søndag maj 22nd, 2022

PhD fellowship in applied statistics in monitoring pesticide effects

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Crop Science invites applicants for a "PhD fellowship in dynamic statistical modelling of toxic effects in herbicide exposed plants". The project is part of the research project “Enhancing statistical methodology for toxicophenomics: High-throughput and high-dimensional data for ecotoxicological risk assessment”, which is financed by the Novo Nordic Foundation.

Start date is (expected to be) October 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project
The main aim of environmental risk assessment is to assign magnitudes and probabilities to adverse effects of human impact. A key parameter used in chemical risk assessment is the benchmark dose, identifying the dose associated with a predefined deviation from non-treated controls in the testsystem investigated. The benchmark dose methodology relies on non-linear dose-response models. The methodology is well-established for univariate data, such as a growth or mortility measured at a single point in time, but less so for more complex data structures such hierarchical data based on repeated experiments or time series, which have the advantage of closer resembling reality and accordingly provide more valuable input for risk assessments.  In addition, as toxicity is a process in time and exposure concentrations often vary in time (chemicals degrade in the environment, and/or are added repeatedly), statistical methods to describe effect development in time as a function of exposure is becoming increasingly important tools for chemical risk assessment.

The primary focus of the PhD project will be on extending existing dose-response models for univariate data to different types of multivariate data, incorporating the time perspective of toxicity development. The key challenges are 1) developing dose-response models applicable to data from complex hierarchical designs, 2) testing and developing statistical models for toxic effects in time and 3) testing and developing models for dynamic exposure data

The solution to these challenges rely on nonlinear optimization, mixed-effects models, the use of differential equations to incorporate the time aspect and a combination of all. Exploration and validation of the developed methodology to real experimental data and implementation is an important aspect of the project.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a candidate with strong competences within the field(s) of statistics and data science. Applicants can have a background in statistics, mathematics, environmental modeling, or environmental toxicology with flair and interest in statistics and data science. The applicant should also be prepared to do some experimental work to produce own data.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

The successful applicant will be part of a new research group focusing on applied statistics within agronomy, eco-toxicology and phenotyping. We are a part of the crop science section and work closely together with reasearchers across the section, inparticular the plant protection group https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/crop_sciences/pp/. The crop science section studies and teaches basic and applied sciences related to crop production, with a focus on the interaction between Genotype, Management and Environment.  The aim of the crop science section is to improve land management for sustainable food production in a changing climate, by conducting research in laboratories, greenhouses, semi-field and fields. The applied statistics group also works closely together with the environmental toxicology group https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/env_chem_phys/et/. This group focuses on the effects of chemical pollutants on individual organisms, populations and ecosystems. Combined, our research projects are closely connected to national and international plant breeders, the agricultural industry, and Danish and European regulatory authorities concerned with the risk assessment of pesticides and industrial chemicals. 

The group is a part of Department of Plant and Environmetal Science, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Taastrup, Copenhagen.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Principal supervisor is Assistant Professor, Signe M. Jensen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, smj@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +4535333431. Co-superviser: Professor, Nina Cedergreen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. 

The PhD programme

Depending of your level of education, you can undertake the PhD programme as either:

Option A: A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

Option B: An up to five year full-time study programme within the framework of the integrated MSc and PhD programme (the 3+5 scheme), if you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree – but you have an education equivalent to a Danish bachelors´s degree.

Option A: Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the regular programme
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. statistics, mathematics, environmenal modeling, or environmental toxicology. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment in the regular programme
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Option B: Getting into a position on the integrated MSc and PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the integrated MSc and PhD programme

If you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree, you might be qualified for the integrated MSc and PhD programme, if you have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish bachelor´s degree. Here you can find out, if that is relevant for you: General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.  

Terms of the integrated programme
To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in statistics.

Students on the integrated programme will enroll as PhD students simultaneously with completing their enrollment in this MSc degree programme.

The duration of the integrated programme is up to five years, and depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme, please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”. 

Until the MSc degree is obtained, (when exactly two years of the full 3+5 programme remains), the grant will be paid partly in the form of 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: “SU-klip”) plus salary for work (teaching, supervision etc.) totalling a workload of 150 working hours per year.

When you have obtained the MSc degree, you will transfer to the salary-earning part of the scholarship for a period of two years. At that point, the terms of employment and payment will be according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.
A PhD grant portion is currently (2021) DKK 6.321 before tax.

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme   (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision 
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project, i.e. qualifications within statistics and good programming skills.
  • Relevant publications within the areas of statistics, modelling or toxicology
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in applied statistics and R programming skills
  • Good written and spoken English language skills

Application and Assessment Procedure

 Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if possible)
  6. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is Monday  6 June 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in mid August.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor Signe M. Jensen, smj@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +4535333431.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.  

Deadline: 2022-06-06 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on mandag juni 6th, 2022