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PhD position (3 year) in the field of Soft Materials Science, Magnetism and the application of Neutron- and X-ray Scattering at Roskilde University, Denmark

A PhD Fellow position is available in the field of Soft Materials Science and Magnetism together with the application of Neutron- and X-ray scattering at Roskilde University, Denmark.

The Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University (RUC), invites applications for a PhD fellowship at the Doctoral School of Science and Environment starting between 01.09.2021 and 01.10.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications are requested from candidates seeking to pursue a PhD degree within Magnetism, Soft Materials Science, Polymer Physics, Experimental Physics and Neutron and X-ray Scattering at large international facilities.

The PhD position is part of the Danish ESS (European Spallation Source) research lighthouse ‘Q-MAT – Magnetism and Quantum Materials’. The project is a collaboration between researchers at RUC, Copenhagen University (CphU) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The PhD position is anchored at RUC with co-supervisors at CphU and DTU.

The Department of Science and Environment is one of four departments at RUC. The Department conducts basic and applied research within physics, chemistry, mathematics, molecular biology, environmental sciences and medical biology. Bachelor and Masters’ programmes are offered within these areas. The PhD project is associated with the IMFUFA and FRUSTMI research groups (read more about IMFUFA and FRUSTMI research groups here: https://ruc.dk/en/research-group/mathematics-and-physics-imfufa and https://ruc.dk/en/research-centre/centre-frustrated-molecular-interactions.

 

Research area and project description
Is it possible to make a polymer based array of magnetic nano-cylinders (~ 100 nm height, ~ 5 nm width) standing on a substrate in a hexagonal pattern? The PhD project entitled ‘Tailoring a nano-scale magnetic landscapeexplores the possibility of linking a polymer without a magnetic moment with a polymer having a magnetic moment and exploiting the self-assembly of the resulting block copolymer into e.g. cylinders or other more exotic structures. Thin films of magnetic polymer nano-domains ordered in a matrix of the partner non-magnetic polymer will serve as a model system for exploring new magnetic phenomena, allowing nano-scale magnetic landscapes to be tailored and open up a host of possible applications in nanotechnology.

 

The specific aims in the PhD project are to:

  1. Characterize candidate systems using magnetometry and Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS).
  2. Prepare and characterize thin films of selected candidate systems with respect to magnetic and nano-scale structure using magnetometry together with neutron reflectometry and Grazing Incidence Small-Angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering (GISAXS/GISANS).
  3. Study ordering processes in such thin films in-situ with GISAXS.

 

The Doctoral School
The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Doctoral School of Science and Environment in accordance with the rules issued by the Ministry of Technology and Science and additional regulations issued by Roskilde University. The PhD student will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish confederation of Professional Associations.

 

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).

 

The successful candidate will prepare samples, perform experiments and conduct data analysis within the described project. Likewise, the candidate will follow courses and workshops, participate in study groups and contribute to general university teaching activities in physics at RUC.

 

Qualifications and specific competences
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within physics or materials science or similar. We expect you to have a good working knowledge of mathematics and programming. The last relevant degree (Master or equivalent) on your CV cannot be older than 3 years. You cannot already hold a PhD degree. Fluency in spoken and written English (working language) is a requirement.

We expect you to be passionately interested and engaged in your scientific work. You are also required to be open minded, enterprising and to possess good communication skills. We expect you to be a visible, engaged participant in the daily activities of the research group both at RUC and in the Q-MAT network.

 

Assessment
In the assessment regarding employment, consideration will be given to:

 

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

  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
  • 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 (between a half and a full page).
  • 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

 

Selected candidates will be invited to visit RUC for a job interview and be asked to solve some minor tasks as preparation for the interview.

 

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Dorthe Posselt (RUC) on tel. (+45) 24282725, dorthe@ruc.dk

 

Terms of employment
At Roskilde University, the employment is a full-time employment with 37 hours a week and you will refer to the Head of Department Susanne Sørensen. The Position will be 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
You must apply for the position online.

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 expectations for the specific the Ph.D. project and for studying for a PhD degree in general – Here you describe your wishes and expectations regarding the PhD work and in which direction you would like to work and how your qualifications fit into the project (between a half and a full page).
  5. Letters of recommendation – especially from Master thesis supervisor
  6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.

Please submit your application no later than August 5th 2021.

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 gender and personal background.

 

 

Deadline: 2021-08-05 at 23:59
Unit: Institut for Naturvidenskab og Miljø

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday August 5th, 2021

PhD in circularity of nutrients between rural and urban areas

Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD in circularity of nutrients between rural and urban areas from 01.10.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years. The student will be part of the Environmental dynamic research group at Department of Science and Environment (INM) and the METRIK research group at Department of People and Technology (IMT).

INM conducts basic and applied research within medical biology, molecular biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics. IMT focus on the development of sustainable solutions using experimental approaches to support people’s active commitment covering human, society, health and IT scientific fields as well as planning, intervention and design inclined fields. Bachelor and Masters’ programs at both INM and IMT are offered within these areas.

 

Aim and description of the PhD project
The project aims at exploring possibilities and constraints on the use of urban sludge as fertilizer for agricultural use in Denmark in a sustainable and circular context. On one hand this requires understanding and analysis of regulation history, evidence behind and political assessments including technical and societal challenges to ensure a more sustainable utilization of urbanized nutrient and carbon resources on rural agricultural lands. On the other hand, it requires insight into the range of environmental implications that are related to the utilization of sludge such as contamination with plastic and toxic chemical compounds.

Background
Most of the food produced in rural areas are exported to an increasingly urbanized world for consumption, with a resulting nutritional net flux from rural to urban. Alongside this, society has been ignoring its infrastructural deficits regarding recycling and return of resources to agricultural land. Altogether, agricultural soils, worldwide, are in obvious need for improvement, restoration and even remediation following decades of farming practices where soil quality has been neglected in favor of production efficiency and short-term production goals. Sustainable solutions are required that ensures increased urban-rural connectiveness possible including strategies to limit capitalizing on soil resources in unsustainable ways. Phosphorus (P) as an essential element for all living organisms is used as soil recycling indicator to highlight urgent needs for change of the current practices when knowing that global reserves of mineable deposits might be exhausted within the next few centuries.

Wastewater from our households (toilets, sinks and washing machines) and industry goes down pipes to wastewater treatment plants reducing disease-causing organisms and potential nutrient loads that would otherwise create pressure on the aquatic environment. However, there is concern about the potential risks of the agricultural use of sludge for health and the environment related to different contaminations from compounds such as chemicals and plastic.

The specific tasks within the project are not predetermined but could include one or more of the below mentioned topic. Applicants are further encouraged to suggest alternative/additional topics.

  1. Enhancing safe circularity of urban wastewater sludge to agricultural soils

The paper aim at providing a set of recommendations for the transition towards a more circular food production chain, with special emphasis towards P cycling.

  1. Identifying the main positions, attitudes and constraints on the use of urban wastewater sludge by type of stakeholder

Identification and characterization of current urban sludge-based cropping systems, and potential constrains for utilizing these.

  1. Urban wastewater sludge soil application and possible biological remediation regarding different soil properties.

To what extent can soil-microbial interactions degrade the most harmful contaminants found in sludge, including plastics?

The Doctoral School You will be enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the Doctoral School of Science and Environment.

The Doctoral School of Science and Environment is an international graduate school that covers a broad range of research topics within the areas of science and environment.

 

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

As a Ph.D. student, you will be associated with the research area: Environmental dynamics.

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
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within Environmental Risk, Environmental Planning, Environmental biology or comparable field. Qualifications within the following areas are required

  • Experience with analyzing circularity of environmental systems
  • Experience with data collection, data processing and analysis
  • Experience with interdisciplinary studies of environmental impact and societal responses.

 

We also emphasize the following qualifications:

  • Experience with working in a team towards a common goal
  • Openness towards engaging with people from other sectors than academia

 

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 and with external partners in the project. It is an advantage if you can speak Danish but this is not a requirement.

 

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
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
  • Ability to complete the Ph.D. project

 

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact associate professor Kristian Syberg on tel. (+45) 4674 3776 or Head of department Susanne Sørensen on tel. (+45) 4674 2111

 

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to associate professor Kristian Syberg.

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 Dean 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 1. September 2021. 

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. 

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Institut for Naturvidenskab og Miljø
Email: susa@ruc.dk
Phone: 4674-2111

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

PhD in Computer Science

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for two positions as PhD of Computer Science from January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Each position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

The recruited PhD fellows will work on the research project AI-Powered Spatial Databases funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project’s overall goal is designing and developing machine learning based techniques for efficient and effective management of massive, heterogeneous and dynamic big spatial data. For the stipends, we are looking for PhD students who are qualified to undertake supervised independent research in the areas of big spatial data and applied machine learning, in particular on the research topics such as learned index for spatial data, machine learning facilitated spatial query processing, and trajectory pattern mining. The research activities will require knowledge and skills about database, data mining and/or machine learning. Knowledge about spatial data (e.g., GPS trajectories) will be a plus for the research. The research results are expected to be demonstrated in prototypes as well as to be published in prestigious international publication venues. Further, the PhD students will be associated with the research group PLIS https://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/programmering-logik-og-intelligente-systemer.

 

The Doctoral School
You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of People and Technology and associated with the program in Information Technology.

The Doctoral School for People and Technology frames research that seeks to address sustainability often by applying experimental approaches and situating the individuals active and learning involvement. The research comprises approaches of a human, societal, health and information technological character and often applying planning, interventions and design-oriented subject areas. The Doctoral School has 5 PhD programmes with each of their focus points: Information Technology; Learning, Working life and Social innovation; Research in Health and Society; Social Psychology of Everyday Life and Society, Space and Technology. You will be associated with the program in Information Technology. Read more here https://ruc.dk/en/doctoral-school-people-and-technology.

The department of People and Technology is involved with development of sustainable solutions. We use experimental approaches and support people’s active commitment. The department covers human, society, health and IT scientific fields as well as planning, intervention and design inclined fields.

 

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).

The yearly salary scale (included pension) is between 387.656 DKK and 468.749 DKK / €52.127 and €63.032 (depending on seniority) https://dm.dk/din-loen/offentligt-ansat/satser-for-forskning-og-undervisning/loen-phd-stipendiater

 

Qualifications
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within computer science. Qualifications within at least one of the following scientific areas are required

  • Database and spatial data management (e.g., spatial indexes and spatial queries)
  • Data mining (e.g., frequent pattern mining, outlier detection, and clustering, preferred on spatial data)
  • Machine learning (e.g., regression, statistical models, deep models, and their application to spatial data)

 

We also emphasize the following technical qualifications:

  • Strong programming skills in at least one of Java, C/C++, C# and Python
  • Software development and system implementation (practical product experience is a plus)

 

You are required to be enterprising, to possess good communication skills (both oral and written English), 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.

 

PhD project description
A PhD position is a unique possibility to focus and concentrate on a 3-year PhD research project. Your application must enclose a project description (aka research proposal) of the PhD project you would like to pursue. The project description is up to 5 pages including references. The description of your suggested PhD project should be clearly relevant to learned spatial index, machine learning facilitated spatial query processing, or trajectory pattern mining, address the project assessment criteria’s listed below, and include 1) scientific purpose, relevance and novelty, 2) research questions, 3) theories and methods, 4) envisioned empirical work, and 5) project plan. You may contact the PI for further information regarding the project description.

 

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
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
    • Considerations regarding machine learning for big spatial data 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 the position, please contact:
PI of the research project Professor Hua Lu, luhua@ruc.dk

PhD coordinator Bente Larsen, +45 46742599, belar@ruc.dk
Head of the Information Technology PhD program Professor Jesper Simonsen, simonsen@ruc.dk

 

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time and you will refer to Andreas de Neergaard, Dean of Technology and Health Sciences, Department of People and Technology.

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 Dean 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 September 15th. 2021. 

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. 

 

 

Deadline: 2021-09-15 at 23:59
Unit: Institut for Mennesker og Teknologi

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday September 15th, 2021

PhD in holomorphic dynamics and orthogonal polynomials

Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD student of Mathematics from October 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is for a period of three years.

 

Description of the PhD project
The PhD project is part the research project Extreme Dynamics supported by Independent Research Fund Denmark. The overall aim of Xtreme Dynamics is to link the dynamics of families of complex polynomials, extremal with respect to some norm supported on a compact subset of the complex numbers to the compact set and its potential theoretic properties. The PhD project focuses on the case of L2-norms defined by compactly supported probability measures. The main supervisor will be assoc. prof. Carsten Lunde Petersen. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Professor Henrik Laurberg Pedersen (KU), assoc. prof. Christian Henriksen (DTU) and senior lecturer Jacob Stordal Christiansen (Lunds Univiversitet). The student will also be part of the IMFUFA research group at Roskilde University’s Department of Science and Environment.

You will be trained in holomorphic dynamics and orthogonal polynomials.

 

Qualifications
The following qualification are required:

  • Master’s degree in mathematics or a related field at the time of employment
  • Strong mathematical skills

 

The following qualifications are considered an advantage:

  • Knowledge of complex and potential analysis
  • Experience with computer programming

 

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 both disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration.

 

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 PhD project –
Here you describe in which direction you would like to work and how your qualifications fit into the project (between a half and a full page).
5. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.

 

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

 

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).

 

Questions
For further information you are welcome to contact Assoc. prof. Carsten Lunde Petersen, lunde@ruc.dk or TEL +45 4674 2076.

 

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and formally you will refer to Head of Department, Susanne Sørensen. PhD 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 deadline
Please submit your application no later than August 31, 2021.

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

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

Only applications in English are accepted.

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

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 Dean 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.

Deadline: 2021-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Institut for Naturvidenskab og Miljø
Email: susa@ruc.dk
Phone: 4674-2111

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday August 31st, 2021