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Ph.D. scholarship in experimental and computational physics – structure and dynamics of ionic liquids

Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as Ph.D. student of Physics from August 1 or soon thereafter. The position is for a period of three years.    

Description of the Ph.D. project  
The project focuses on detailed structural studies on ionic liquids at the atomic scale and how structure couples to the dynamics. Ionic liquids are salts that are liquid at room temperature and they have a great potential as electrolytes in lithium batteries, because there are inflammable unlike the electrolytes in use today. The project will focus particularly on the role of lithium ions on structure and dynamics and will help establish the fundamental scientific understanding that is the perquisite for bringing ionic liquids into use in batteries. The main techniques used in the project will be liquid diffraction, neutron total scattering, and inelastic neutron scattering combined with computer simulations.    

The PhD project is part of the ESS Lighthouse SMART – Structure of Materials in Real Time. The main supervisor will be Professor Kristine Niss and the student will be co-supervised by Associate Professor Dorthe Ravnsbæk from University of Southern Denmark. The student will also be part of the Glass and Time center (http://glass.ruc.dk) at Roskilde University’s Department of Science and Environment. Glass and Time is characterized by strong collaboration between experiment, simulation, and theory.    

The student will be trained in neutron scattering and computational methods associated with the study of liquids and solids.    

Qualifications  
The following qualifications are required:    

  • Master’s degree in physics or a related field  
  • Strong mathematical skills  
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry  
  • Experience with experimental work or computer simulations  

  We are looking for an ambitious, curious and open-minded person. You are expected to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities.    

Assessment  
In the formal assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;    

  • Relevant master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).  

  In the assessment, regarding enrollment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:    

  • Grades of your master’s study  
  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications  
  • Quality and relevance of the project description (see below)  

Application guidelines  
Following the official Roskilde University rules, the application must include the below items.  

  1. Cover letter  
  2. CV  
  3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  
  4. Your description of the Ph.D. project – Here you describe in which direction you would like to work and how your qualifications fit into the project.  
  5. Your time schedule of the Ph.D. project – Here you state the suggested date of start.  
  6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.  

The Doctoral School  
You will be enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the Doctoral School of Science and Environment. Read more here https://ruc.dk/doctoral-school-science-and-environment .    

Responsibilities and tasks  
The Ph.D. position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with Chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the Ph.D. Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf).    

Questions  
For further information, you are welcome to contact Prof. Kristine Niss kniss@ruc.dk    

Terms of employment  
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and formally, you will refer to Head of Department, Susanne Sørensen. Ph.D. students have the same rights, formal working hours, vacation, etc., as others in the Danish workforce.    

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.    

Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee. Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment. The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/   

Only applications in English are accepted.   

Applications must include:   
1. Cover letter 
2. CV 
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  4. Your description of the PhD project 
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project 
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.   

Please submit your application no later than 2019, June 15. 

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.   

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

Contact
Susanne Sørensen Institutleder, 4674-2111
Kristine Niss Professor (MSO), 4674-2278

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Roskilde University’s foremost task is to engage in experimental and innovative forms of learning, research and problem-solving that contribute to progress in society. We educate skilled, interdisciplinary graduates and produce scientific results of the highest quality through transparency, engagement and knowledge-sharing.
Roskilde University has 9000 students, 880 employees and an annual turnover of DKK 740 million.

PhD of Global Norms and Violence Against Women

Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University and The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) are announcing a three-year, fully funded PhD project on global norms and violence against women in Ethiopia. The project is expected to start 1 August 2019. The PhD project is part of a larger research program on “Global Norms and Violence Against Women in Ethiopia (GLOW)” funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs through its Consultative Research Committee. The international community has invested substantial resources in establishing the SDGs and similar global norms, hoping they will drive forward global development. Yet we know little about their use, relevance and influence in development at national and local levels. The aim of GLOW is to explore the dynamic interplay between global norms, national politics and development by asking how actors and politics mediate the relationship between dissimilar global and local norms in a way that enables social change towards the elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW). The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.    

Description of the PhD project  
GLOW is an international and interdisciplinary research program that brings together scholars to produce understanding of the interplay between global norms, national politics and development projects in efforts to address structural and culturally embedded gender inequalities and VAW. As GLOW is based on the assumption that global and local processes of norm development interact, the candidate is expected to contribute to the broader research program by formulating an individual project on how Ethiopia and other African countries have sought to influence the production of global norms on the elimination of VAW.    

The PhD project should explore how global political debates on VAW have evolved historically until today and its inclusion into the SDGs, and how Ethiopia and other African countries have sought to influence this global norm-making over the past decades. By studying Ethiopian and African efforts in international negotiations, the project should explore what issues diplomats have sought to promote in relation to violence against women and analyse the relationship between these inputs into international negotiations on violence against women on the one hand and national women’s livelihoods, development cooperation and the dynamics of global norm production on the other. On this basis, the project should contribute to the program’s overall aim to understand the interplay between local circumstances of VAW, VAW-related politics and globalised ideological confrontation in norm production. The PhD project will include multiple interesting opportunities for fieldwork, workshops and conferences in Africa, Europe and the US, as well as field work collaboration with other PhD students in the research program. The result of the PhD studies can either be a monograph or a number of international, scientific articles.    

The Doctoral School  
You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business, which provides PhD training and research within an interdisciplinary, international, and professional environment. The Doctoral School is part of a dynamic community of researchers who share a commitment to understanding society in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. Researchers come from all over the world and engage in topics that are geographically, theoretically and methodologically diverse. Read more here https://ruc.dk/doctoral-school-social-sciences-and-business   

As a PhD student you will be associated with the phd programme in International studies headed by professor mso Lindsay Whitfield. The PhD in International Studies provides an opportunity to examine politics, societies and cultures around the world and how they interact. Faculty in this program come from across the social sciences (political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics). Our aim in the IS PhD program is to educate thoughtful and analytical thinkers who are able to understand and engage in the world around them. Our program focuses on developing highly systematic thinkers whether they use qualitative or quantitative methods, and we prioritize the combination of holistic analysis and academic rigor. PhD students in International Studies come from a wide variety of Masters Level Programs around the world. They engage their scholarship with international academic communities and spend some portion of their time during the PhD engaging in fieldwork abroad. Read more here https://ruc.dk/phd-programme-international-studies

About DIIS  
DIIS is a leading public institute for independent research and analysis of international affairs. We conduct and communicate multidisciplinary research on globalisation, security, development and foreign policy. Within these areas, we aim to be agenda setting in research, policy and public debate. DIIS offers a dynamic and innovative international research environment with a focus on professionalism, flexibility and mutual respect amongst all colleagues. DIIS is a bilingual Danish-English workplace where we attach great importance to skills in written communication and dissemination of knowledge in both languages with equal weighting.    

Responsibilities and tasks  
The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)  
 
Qualifications  
The applicant must have obtained a master’s degree in a relevant field and meet the general requirements for being accepted as a PhD student at a Danish university. We imagine that candidates with a background in Development Studies, Global Studies, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology or Gender Studies would be particularly well suited for such a project, but this does not exclude candidates from other fields. Prior fieldwork experience is an asset, but not a requirement. We emphasize research potential and academic qualifications as well as an ability to collaborate broadly and to communicate research findings competently in English. The ideal candidate is fluent in English, and has an independent, social and outgoing personality.    

The candidate will enrol in the PhD school at the Department of Business and Society at Roskilde University, but will spend at least half of her/his time at DIIS. The PhD Candidate will be jointly supervised by Senior Researcher Lars Engberg-Pedersen (DIIS) and a main supervisor from Dept. of social science and business (Roskilde University). In addition to working on the project itself, the candidate will participate in PhD courses and international conferences, actively support research at DIIS, and gain teaching experience at the university. The project also includes funding for fieldwork.  

You are required to be enterprising and to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.    

Assessment  
In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;    

  • Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).  
  • Any additional academic requirements stated in the job advertisement.  

  In the assessment regarding enrollment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:    

  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications  
  • High grades at Master’s programme or equivalent  
  • Quality and relevance of the project description  
    • Considerations regarding relevant ethical aspects shall be included in your project description  
    • Your project description shall be no more than 5 pages  
  • Quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices  
  • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory  
  • If the PhD project seem realistic and feasible  
  • Ability to complete the PhD project  
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School  

Questions  
For further information about this project, please contact Senior Researcher Lars Engberg-Pedersen, lep@diis.dk. For further information about the position, please contact PhD Coordinator Julie Skjold Omdal, jskjold@ruc.dk, on tel. (+45) 4674-3851 or Head of Department Peter Kragelund, (+45) 4674-3335    

Terms of employment  
The employment is on full time and you will refer to Head of Department Peter Kragelund.     The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.    

Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee. Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment. The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/   

Only applications in English are accepted.   

Applications must include:   
1. Cover letter 
2. CV 
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  4. Your description of the PhD project 
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project 
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.   

Please submit your application no later than 1st of June 2019.

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.    Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

Contact
Peter Kragelund Institutleder, 4674-3335, 6195-1118
Lars Engberg-Pedersen Senior Researcher

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Read the job description at the university homepage


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Roskilde University’s foremost task is to engage in experimental and innovative forms of learning, research and problem-solving that contribute to progress in society. We educate skilled, interdisciplinary graduates and produce scientific results of the highest quality through transparency, engagement and knowledge-sharing.
Roskilde University has 9000 students, 880 employees and an annual turnover of DKK 740 million.

Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

PhD scholarship in Nanofluidic Modelling – Nano-hydrodynamics

The Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University (RUC), and the Department of Mathematics, Swinburne University of Technology (SUT), invite applications for a PhD scholarship in Nanofluidic Modelling from August 1 or soon thereafter.    

The scholarship is limited to a period of 3 years, and the successful candidate will obtain a double degree from SUT and RUC. During the study the student will spend approximately half the time at SUT and half the time at RUC; the working agreement will follow the current working place. Successful candidates will be expected to submit a full application to both SUT and RUC by 31 May 2019 and candidates must apply for admission to both RUC and SUT under the partnered PhD scheme.    


Description of the PhD project  
The project title is Nano-hydrodynamics and is divided into two tasks, (a) and (b).   (a) It is well known that certain fluid flows in nano-sized geometries are characterized by a large flow enhancement, one example is water flowing in a carbon nano-tube. To understand this enhancement the so-called slip length must be found. In this first part of the project the student will improve a method developed by the supervisors to calculate this slip length. The improvement will reduce the computational effort currently needed. The student will also critically review other existing methods to calculate the slip length.   (b) It has been shown that the response of a dielectric material to an external field is reduced significantly in nano-scale confinements. Importantly, this response depends on the direction of the field, that is, the relative permittivity is anisotropic. While simple models can explain the reduced response, they fail to predict the large anisotropy. This second part of the project seeks to study this anisotropy in detail using atomistic simulations, and from this propose a continuum model that can predict both the reduced dielectric response and the anisotropy.    

The student will work with the underlying theories and perform extensive molecular dynamics simulations comparing simulation data with theoretical predictions.    

The Doctoral Schools  
The student will be enrolled in the Department of Mathematics, School of Science, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (FSET). The Faculty is a major engine of the research at Swinburne and is a dynamic hub of frontline research and teaching in the physical sciences, engineering and information technology. The University’s major research centres are all located in FSET, which a new major centre in applied mathematics and computation anticipated to commence in 2019.     Further information can be found at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/science-engineering-technology/.    

You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Ph.D School of Science and Environment at Roskilde University. About the Ph.D. school: We teach and research application-oriented and innovative in the science of the real world and in the environment. We work with the fundamentals of science that determines and develops the theories on which science is based. Fundamental and applied research goes hand in hand. Our research generate new knowledge, innovation, patents and offers an earnings potential to the business community.    

Read more here https://ruc.dk/en/doctoral-school-science-and-environment 

Responsibilities and tasks  
When employed by SUT the student will be enrolled as a PhD student at SUT and will be governed by its relevant ordinances and rules.  

When employed by RUC the PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf),    

Qualifications  
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within physics, mathematics, chemistry or relevant master’s degree in engineering.  

  • We also emphasize the following qualifications:  
  • Knowledge of continuum mechanics and fluid dynamics  
  • Strong mathematical skills  
  • Strong programming skills  
  • Both written and spoken English skills at a high level  

  You are required to be enterprising and to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the departments’ daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the departments.    

Assessment  
In the formal assessment regarding employment at RUC consideration will be given to;  

  • Relevant master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).  

  In the assessment regarding enrollment at RUC consideration will also be given to the following criteria:  

  • Grades of your master’s study  
  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications  
  • Quality and relevance of the project description (see below)  

Application guidelines  
Following the official Roskilde University rules, the application to RUC must include the below items.  

  1. Cover letter  
  2. CV  
  3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  
  4. Your description of the Ph.D. project – Based on the overall project descriptions above you here describe in which direction you would like to work and how your qualifications fit into this. A detailed project description may be provided, but is not required.  
  5. Your time schedule of the Ph.D. project – Here you suggest a starting date which can be negotiated with the supervisors.  
  6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.  

  Students will also be enrolled in the partnered PhD program at SUT. It is therefore important that applicants also apply for the position at SUT. More information about the application process can be found at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/research-degrees/degrees-programs/partnered-and-offshore-phd-programs/partnered/.    

Further questions about the recently formed SUT-RUC partnership and the application process may be directed to the Director of International Research Engagement, Pankaj Arora (parora@swin.edu.au). In addition, full details of the application process can be found at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/research-degrees/application-process/.

 Questions  
For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Jesper Schmidt Hansen, jschmidt@ruc.dk, or Prof. Billy D. Todd, btodd@swin.edu.au    

Terms of employment  
The successful candidate will have working/scholarship agreement follow the current working place.     The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.    

Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee. Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment. The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/   

Only applications in English are accepted.   
Applications must include:   
1. Cover letter 
2. CV 
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  4. Your description of the PhD project 
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project 
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.   

Please submit your application no later than 2019, May 31

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.   

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

Contact
Susanne Sørensen Institutleder, 4674-2111
Jesper Schmidt Hansen Professor (MSO), 4674-2459

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage


Roskilde University’s foremost task is to engage in experimental and innovative forms of learning, research and problem-solving that contribute to progress in society. We educate skilled, interdisciplinary graduates and produce scientific results of the highest quality through transparency, engagement and knowledge-sharing.

Roskilde University has 9000 students, 880 employees and an annual turnover of DKK 740 million.

Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019