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University of Southern Denmark

Postdoc Position on Nitrous Oxide Turnover in the Ocean

A two-year postdoc position is available at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The position will be associated with Carolin Löscher and is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

The aim of the postdoc project is to understand how nitrous oxide is biologically removed from marine surface waters by a combination of isotope labelling experiments, genetic and metagenomic profiling and single cell techniques. Nitrous oxide is one of the strongest natural greenhouse gases, and its production has been subject to numerous studies over the last decades. Its consumption, or its sinks, are, however, not clear and will therefore be studied in the context of this project. The position should start on 1 January 2022. Application deadline: 1 November 2021.

The postdoc should be interested in combining field work, marine biogeochemistry, ecology and bioinformatics.

Qualifications/requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious candidate with:

  • A PhD in ocean science, climate science or ecology
  • Experience with gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, trace gas analyses, molecular ecology
  • Project management and project development skills
  • Interest and will to travel and participate in field experiments nationally and internationally
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

We offer:

  • A two-year postdoc position in a stimulating and supportive, international young research team
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure
  • Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators
  • A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.)
  • Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.

 For further information please contact Carolin Löscher (cloescher@biology.sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

Postdoc in Microscopy of Food Materials

A postdoc position working at the interface between bioimaging, food science and biophysics is available the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense. Employment can take place from 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: 1 November 2021.

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is one of four departments at the Faculty of Science, SDU and is located in Odense. The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is a department focused on basic research. We are happy to move beyond traditional disciplines and work to develop new technologies and sciences across physics, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and biology. The department’s research thus contributes to new knowledge and solutions with applications in the areas of climate, environment, energy and health.

The department has a strong chemistry programme with leading international researchers within Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Green Chemistry and Computational Chemistry. In addition to the chemical research programme the department has a strong research profile within Pharmaceutical Technology.

The successful candidate will work on a project focused on the microstructural basis of product stability in novel food types containing dairy and non-dairy ingredients.

The project is interdisciplinary and explorative and will develop new sample types, original use of microscopy tools and implementation/development of image analysis methods in conjunction with concepts from food science. The main focus will be to establish a relationship between micro and nanostructure of food materials and their physical stability, and to develop a toolbox based on microscopy. The project is performed as a collaboration between a university (SDU) and two partners from the food industry: Arla Foods and IFF Denmark. Employment and main workplace will be at SDU, Odense, Denmark.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with the following qualifications:

  • A strong experimental background (PhD) in soft matter, biophysics, physical chemistry, food physics, bioimaging or a related discipline.
  • Competence to perform high-quality experimental research at the interface between bioimaging, food science and biophysics. The candidate should be both creative and systematic, able to propose and design relevant experiments and to work independently.  
  • Experience with advanced microscopy (e.g. confocal or AFM) and image analysis.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (English) for effective teamwork in the project group.

The successful candidate will get access to state-of-the-art microscope and biophysics facilities at SDU (dambic.dk) plus laboratories at the companies’ R&D facilities.

The postdoc position is for up to three years. Candidates are requested to motivate their interest in the position and to include two letters of recommendation or alternatively references that can be contacted.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Adam Cohen Simonsen (adam@sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

PhD in electrochemical energy conversion electrode component and process multi-scale imaging

The Section of Chemical Engineering (ChE), Department of Green Technology (IGT), University of Southern Denmark, (SDU) invites applications for a PhD position within the area of electrochemical energy conversion electrode component and process multi-scale imaging in the field of electrolyzers and fuel cells. The activity is part of Danish lighthouse project and center of excellence – SOLID with a strong consortium and clear vision to visualize the internal structure of hard materials, their creation and change in use with advanced imaging facilities, including X-rays and neutrons. The PhD project will be performed in collaboration with DTU Energy, Technical University of Denmark which also provides co-supervision of the PhD-student. The targeted starting date for the position is 1st of February 2022 or sooner and will be agreed with the successful candidate.

The position offers a chance to share the expertise of ChE within the fields of metal catalyst, material synthesis and characterisation, electrochemistry, energy conversion and technical development on material sustainable and circular development. 

For more information on SOLID and the partners visit: https://solid.dtu.dk/

For more information on the department please see: https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/igt-green-technology 

For more information in working at SDU and living in Odense please visit: https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/international_staff

Job description
A successful candidate will get a unique chance to participate in research and collaboration with the scientific as well as commercial communities in the field of electrochemical energy conversion electrode structure and transport phenomenon investigations.

The multi-scale (nano, sub-micro, micro) imaging studies using X-ray and/or neutrons to

  • identify relevant materials and evaluate their properties
  • capture and follow the overall matrix, where the materials are embedded
  • in-situ study on liquid droplets or gas bobble formation and/or transport phenomenon in porous media

The focus will be on following activities:

  1. Electrode component design, preparation and modification
  2. Comprehensive electrode structure evaluation (including post-mortem analysis).
  3. Electrode structure – performance relationship interpretation

It is preferred if the candidate has experiences and contributions within one or more of the following areas:

  • Electrochemical energy conversion reactions (water electrolysis, CO2 reduction, N2 reduction, fuel cell etc.) and gas diffusion electrode preparation (catalyst selection, ink tuning, electrode printing, membrane electrode assembling, etc).
  • Ex-situ / in-situ electrode property evaluation, operation and interpretation based on electrochemical performance, physiochemical property and imaging characterization.
  • Experience in X-ray / neutron scattering/imaging, work at large scale X-ray/neutron facility and relevant data analysis

We offer
We offer an inspirational international research environment with excellent infrastructure including large scale facilities and strong collaborations with a vast international network, research organizations and commercial stakeholders. We offer a position from which to further develop the fundamental knowledge to provide insightful understanding and applicable solution.

We expect
The candidate shall have a MSc degree or equivalent in material science / chemistry / chemical engineering / physical chemistry /nanotechnology or similar field.

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-driven candidate, with outstanding research background and imaging experience, a proven record of publications in international peer reviewed journals and who communicates well in an international environment. The candidate must be able to carry out independent, systematic and rigorous research and engineering work, which is clearly aligned with the overall project activity.

Contact information
Further information is available from

  • SDU Assoc Prof Shuang Ma Andersen mashu@igt.sdu.dk Tel: 6550 9186  
  • SDU head of section Knud Villy Christensen kvc@igt.sdu.dk Tel: 65507478
  • DTU head of section Luise Theil Kuhn luku@dtu.dk Tel: 51419371
If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

Conditions of employment
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements).

Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the Head of the PhD School has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

A PhD fellow is not allowed to have any kind of sideline employment, while enrolled as PhD fellow at the faculty.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order), read more here

The assessment process
Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used. 

Application procedure
The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on How to apply before applying.

The application deadline is 1st of November 2021.

The application must be in English and must include the following – the required forms must be found at the Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants. Find the form at the Faculty website.
  • Motivation letter including research statement. Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both original and translated into English.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Find the form at the Faculty website. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • List of publications and including full copies of the three most important representative publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • A list of at least two references including contact details. 

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

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

Postdoc in Mass Spectrometry-based Functional Proteomics

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Professor Blagoy Blagoev at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Invited are applications from outstanding candidates with a keen interest in applying mass spectrometry-based proteomics to understand the molecular basis underlying cell signalling. The position is for one year with a possibility for extension. Most optimal starting date is November 2021. Application deadline: 5 October 2021.

Blagoev group integrates mass spectrometry-based proteomics and bioinformatics with molecular and cell biology to study dynamic signalling networks and their regulation by post-translation modifications, like phosphorylation and ubiquitylation. The main research interests cover tyrosine kinase signalling, stem cell differentiation and aberrant signalling properties associated with human diseases (see e.g. Barrio-Hernandez I et al., 2020 Genome Research; Akimov V et al., 2018 Nat Struct Mol Biol; Sanchez-Quiles V et al., 2017 Mol Cell Proteomics; Rigbolt KT et al., 2011 Science Signaling).

Qualifications/requirements

The qualified applicant should hold a PhD degree and documented background in Protein Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related. Documented expertise with protein mass spectrometry is compulsory.

We seek a highly motivated individual with a strong scientific background and track-record in mass spectrometry-based proteomics and cell signalling research. Experience with bioinformatics/ computational data analysis aspects of quantitative proteomics will be greatly valued. Additional experience with large-scale analysis of post-translational modifications would be of further advantage.

The successful applicant will primarily use quantitative proteomic approaches to study protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation and ubiquitination, in regard to regulation of mammalian signalling networks. The position focuses mainly on successfully funded projects, without excluding the possibility of the candidate to work on additional research projects of interest. The candidate should be proficient in spoken and written English and have an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment.

For further information please contact Professor Blagoy Blagoev (bab@bmb.sdu.dk).

We offer

  • A postdoctoral position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and infrastructure for mass spectrometry-based proteomics, cell biology and molecular biology
  • Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators
  • A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.).

 

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:

  • A cover letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications (max two pages). Specifically describe your MS experience.
  • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
  • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
  • Two to three recommendation letters from Principal Investigators. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
  • Copy of PhD diploma.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-10-05 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday October 5th, 2021

Postdoctoral Position in Chemical Biology

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense invites applications for a postdoctoral position embedded in the laboratories of the Biomolecular Nanoscale Engineering Center – BioNEC research unit. The research unit focuses on engineering of state-of-the-art oligonucleotide and peptide bioconjugates for applications in DNA-programmed chemistry, fusion of biomembranes and functional oligonucleotides for molecular sensing and oligonucleotide-based therapies.

The postdoctoral project is part of our current activities on delivery of complex biomolecules for therapeutic applications and is centred around efficient, targeted cellular delivery of CRISPR/Cas gene editing tools. Our group is specialized in syntheses of highly modified DNA and RNA oligonucleotides as well as lipidated peptides using automated solid-phase synthesis. We have expertise in the development of delivery formulations based on functionalized lipid nanoparticles and membrane-anchored biomolecules. Spectroscopic and scattering methods for particle characterization and surface plasmon analysis for binding studies are core techniques used in our group. Our lab is strongly engaged in on-site collaborations with colleagues from biophysics, molecular biology, and the university hospital as part of our interdisciplinary projects.

We are seeking a highly motivated applicant on the interface between chemistry and molecular biology to join our BioNEC research unit for our project on efficient targeted delivery of CRISPR/Cas gene editing tools in order to complement current oligonucleotide activities within BioNEC.

The ideal candidate has the following key competences and skills:

  • A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology or related disciplines with a strong molecular biology background.
  • A background in nucleic acid chemistry, gene and transcript analysis techniques and bio-orthogonal conjugation.
  • Research experience in automated synthesis of oligonucleotides and/or peptides.
  • Documented research experience with CRISPR/Cas systems.
  • Hands-on expertise in HPLC separation of nucleotides and peptides.
  • Good understanding and practical skills in RNA analysis with MALDI-MS and LC-MS.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (English) for effective teamwork across disciplines.

Additional valuable skills:   

  • Research expertise in preparation and characterization of soft nanoparticles (liposomes).
  • Ability to design and implement experiments involving mammalian cell cultures and/or laboratory animals.
  • Skills in application of variable spectroscopic techniques for detailed characterization of biomolecules.

Starting date: 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter. The position is for a period of one year. Application deadline: 30 November 2021.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Stefan Vogel, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, e-mail: snv@sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications.
• Copies of all publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated.
• A brief survey of the applicant’s most important research results.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent.

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-11-30 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 30th, 2021

Postdoc in cardiac psychology

The Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, embedded within the Faculty of Health Sciences, invites applications for a vacant position as postdoc in the field of cardiac psychology – the interface between psychology and cardiology. 

The postdoc position is for 3 years starting 1st of February 2022 or soon thereafter. You will refer to Head of Department, Professor Susanne S Pedersen and be part of her research team. You will work closely with her team members at the department and collaborators at the Departments of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital and Aarhus University Hospital. You will also be part of the INSIDE research group 

The Department of Psychology has been built up over the last 11 years and forms the research basis for the bachelor and master’s degree programmes in psychology at the University of Southern Denmark. Both degree programmes are fully developed, and the first master’s students graduated in August 2015. 

The research foci of the Department include Psychotraumatology and Interpersonal Violence, Pedagogical and Child Psychology, Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Architectural Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Medical and Clinical Psychology with a translational perspective. The research programme is currently organised into 6 research groups, with our academic staff members participating in one or more of the research groups. 

For more information on the research groups see:

https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/Institutter_centre/Institut_psykologi/Forskning

and

https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/Institutter_centre/Institut_psykologi/Forskning/Forskningsgrupper

WE OFFER

• A dynamic and international workplace that values collaboration and sparring among colleagues 
• Continuing education of members of staff
• Flexibility in planning working hours
• A good working environment

WE ARE LOOKING FOR 

A highly motivated and ambitious candidate with an interest in the area of medical and health psychology, preferably with knowledge of cardiovascular disease, and experience with quantitative and qualitative methods within psychology. Candidates who have experience with register research and use of the Danish registers and systematic reviews / meta-analyses will be preferred.

You will contribute actively to the environment of the department through the following activities:

• Active participation in one or more of the research groups of the department 
• Development of a dynamic research environment through the establishment of national and international collaborations 
• Raising external competitive research funds together with the cardiac psychology research group led by Professor Pedersen
We expect you to have:
• A master’s degree in psychology as stand alone or with a PhD degree 
• Some experience with teaching in medical and health psychology
• Competences in research and methodology 
• Competences and interest in developing and coordinating research activities related to cardiac psychology 
• Strong communicative and collaborative skills and ability to build relationships (national and international) and networks
• An interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary environment
• Proficiency in spoken and written English

Further information can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Susanne S Pedersen, telephone +45 6550 7992, e-mail sspedersen@health.sdu.dk 

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Application

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• a motivation letter
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• up to 3 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work.
• a presentation of other qualifications of relevance to the position.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted. 

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

 

Deadline: 2021-10-03 at 23:59

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Post expires on Sunday October 3rd, 2021

Postdoc – Bandim Health Project

A full-time two-year position as postdoc working on evaluating the real-life effects of introducing new vaccines into the childhood vaccination programme in Guinea-Bissau is vacant at the Department of Clinical Research, SDU.

The postdoc is expected to start 1. November 2021 or soon after and is expected to end 31. October 2023.

Bandim Health Project has conducted research based on a health and demographic surveillance system in Guinea-Bissau since 1978 (www.bandim.org). Findings from Guinea-Bissau and elsewhere indicate that vaccines in addition to protecting against the targeted infections have broader, non-specific effects (NSEs) and alter the susceptibility to a wide range of infections. This implies that we should also evaluate vaccines and vaccination programmes for their overall health effects.

Our cross-disciplinary team in Guinea-Bissau works on making this possible (see: https://www.vaccineschildhealth.com). New vaccines (a second dose of measles vaccine and a meningitis A vaccine) will soon be introduced in the Guinean childhood vaccination programme.

We seek a postdoc who will contribute to assessing the health effects of introducing these vaccines and to building a platform for future evaluations of health interventions extending beyond the health and demographic surveillance system (https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/6/e028775 ).

We are looking for a candidate with an interest in global health research, a strong methodological background (documented through prior experience with planning, implementing, analysing, and reporting epidemiological studies) and with an ability to work both independently and in teams. Experience with supervision, data management and data collection is an advantage.   

As a postdoc, you will join the ambitious Bissau-based research team, led by Associate Professor Ane Fisker.

The group currently consists of four PhD students and two master students all working on assessing and improving real-life effects of health interventions. Funding from Lundbeck Foundation enables expanding the research team. In Guinea-Bissau, you will be involved in fieldwork, overseeing ongoing data collection, and implementing and overseeing new data collection as well as reporting the results. Furthermore, we prioritise capacity building and as a postdoc, you will be involved in the supervision of research students.

Potential applicants must be postdoc-qualified in accordance with Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Contact

Further information can be obtained from Associate Professor, Ane B Fisker, afisker@health.sdu.dk

Conditions of employment

The Recruitment/Hiring takes place in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Central Organisation of the Academics.

Assessment of applicants will be done in accordance with the current/applicable university recruitment order. Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee, and applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent electronically via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted and assessed.

Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 MB.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must include (as PDF- or docx-files):

  • A cover letter
  • A CV
  • Copies of certificates/diplomas including evidence of acquisition of a PhD degree or equivalent
  • A complete and numbered list of publications
  • Up to 3 scientific, peer-reviewed publications that the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment of his or her scientific qualifications (Please note that one PDF or docx file must be attached for each publication).
  • A brief research plan
  • A teaching portfolio
  • An explanation of other qualifications relevant to the position.

Incomplete applications, which do not meet the above-mentioned requirements, will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

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

 

 

Deadline: 2021-09-26 at 23:59

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Post expires on Sunday September 26th, 2021

PhD positions in social science, law, economics and computer science in new interdisciplinary Centre

The Digital Democracy Center invites applications for one or more positions as PhD student. The position is located in the newly launched Digital Democracy Centre DDC at SDU (www.sdu.dk/ddc/). The position is vacant from January 15, 2022 (or as soon as possible)

The DDC stands for a socio-technical, interdisciplinary approach combining theory and methods from social sciences and computer science, to study the impact of digital technology and AI on media, politics, and democracy. One of the largest challenges in this area is that research and new solutions are developed in single disciplines, which neglect the fact that current challenges are technological and social, legal, and ethical in nature. Through its research DDC will bridge this gap. 

Job description

We seek applications for the following 5 projects.  (It is possible to apply for more than one project. If you wish to be considered for more than one project position, please see information under “Application”)

I. Trust and News Authenticity

Many people find it hard to judge the quality of information online. This contributes to worries and a sense of feeling unsafe in the digital information ecology. Much attention thus far has gone towards flagging problematic (‘fake’) content and providing post-hoc fact checking. This project proposes a new approach: it develops a digital signature to be attached to journalistic content and a recognizable label for users to see if the content is authentic and verified. The project develops, tests, and provides a large scale test of the effectiveness of this system which can help to improve trust and a sense of safety in the online information environment. For the project we are looking for a PhD candidate with a cryptography/computer science profile and a PhD candidate with a (computational) social science/ communication science background.

II. The Social Media News Consumer

How do news consumers navigate social media when it comes to news? What are mechanisms of selection and engagement? Or mechanisms of avoidance? Citizens’ news use on social media platforms has significant democratic implications. In this project we aim at understanding why people select and avoid certain news stories on social media, including the roles played by characteristics of the individual news consumer, the individual news items, and the context of the social media site. The project will mainly be based on experimental studies. A main part of the project will be co-testing and developing a mock social media platform for this purpose in close collaboration with a software developer. The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary PhD project in the intersection of social science and computational science.

III. Buying you (or your data): legal challenges from a user perspective

Data buyers operate, among other things, by paying for code space to embed a script in a commercial service or commercial IoT device, such as a watch or a refrigerator. The script acts as a subscription to the user’s data, by providing access to the respective metrics, which can then be resold to the highest bidder. The data sets are used for precise (micro-) targeting. This targeting can be commercial, but politically motivated.  This project will study the “user conditions” that allow subscriptions to user data, mainly in relation to IoT devices, including the extent to which subscription traps exist. Is the redistribution of your data to third parties a precondition for (fully) using the device? Are such terms of use at all compatible with data protection law and the fundamental right to privacy. What are the variations and commonalities in the applied terms of use, and how do the retail price of the service/IoT-device reflect the hidden “data price”.  The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary PhD project in the intersection of law and empirical social science.

IV. The AI newsroom

News media organisations are changing in response to processes of digitalization, new (audience) metrics, and AI. News organizations increasingly implement automated production tools, audience metrics and new ways of producing journalism based on AI. This poses challenges for existing practices and conventions in journalistic work. This project has two components: the first will study the effects of the implementation of AI, audience metrics and automated content generation on journalistic practices, routines and the organization of the journalistic production process. The second will focus on the development of automation and AI tools for journalistic practice. This will involve developing (prototype) an AI application which will subsequently be test in-house with partner news organisations. For the first project we are looking for a PhD candidate with a social science/ communication science background. For the second part we are looking for a PhD candidate with a computer science profile, who will work on methods and tools for the real-time collection and aggregation of data from multiple sources (like news sites, social media platforms, and in-house tools) using advanced service-oriented systems (microservices), and data-oriented visualisations.

V. The Evolution of AI-based Organizations

Organizations evolve over time in response to environmental demands, including new digital technologies and AI. How has the ecology of news media organizations developed over time? In what way has the digital transformation of society influenced the evolution of news organizations? Why do some news organizations thrive and adapt, while others do not? And how do the observed demographic changes in the population of news organizations relate to higher-level changes in the news-ecosystem? And in what ways do these developments imply changes in the quality of news provision in society To address these questions, this project will develop an organizational population ecology, as applied to news media organizations as a collection of competing and cooperating organizations. It will examine the life histories of the relevant population(s) of news media organizations, including their composition and diversity as well as their creation, change, and demise over time. The project is highly interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on state-of-the-art methods in demography, organizational adaptation and evolution as well as recent advances in psychology and law. While the project is general in principle, the focus is on Danish (European) news media organizations. For the project we look for a candidate interested in interdisciplinary work with a background in business, economics, or a related discipline, including (preferably) econometric skills.

Further information can be obtained from the Director of the Centre, Prof. dr. Claes de Vreese; email chv@sam.sdu.dk.

Application, salary, etc.
Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three or four years.

An application must include:

  • Motivation letter outlining your interest in the position and qualifications. Please list the position number and title. If you wish to be considered for more than one project positions, please provide a motivation and study design example (see below) per project.  
  • Detailed CV
  • A copy of your master’s degree certificate (or planned finishing date) including all examination results.
  • A master’s degree in these fields is preferable:
    • Project 1: a) a candidate with a cryptography/computer science profile and (pending funding) and b) a candidate with a (computational) social science/ communication science background.
    • Project 2: computational / quantitative social science, such as communication science.
    • Project 3: Law (and preferable with knowledge about empirical social science)
    • Project 4: a) a candidate with a social science/ communication science background. Spoken Danish language is a requirement too. B) For the second part (pending funding) we are looking for a candidate with a computer science profile.
    • Project 5: Business/ economics or related, preferably with econometric skills.
  • An example of a design for a first study (max 2 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • List of publications (if applicable)
  • Description of teaching experience (if applicable)
  • Description of research coordination experience (if applicable)
  • List of 3 references

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications will be assessed by a evaluation committee consisting of members within the research focus Social Science and Computer Science..   When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns her/him.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

We welcome applications for both the 3 year program (master fully completed) and the 4+4 program where the final master year is part of the phd program. The 3 year version is the default, please indicate in your application if you wish a 4+4 programme. version  . Information about the 4+4 programme can be found here.  

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

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants 

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Post doc positions in (computational) social science, law, and economics in new interdisciplinary Centre

The Digital Democracy Center invites applications for one or more positions as Postdoc. The position is located in the newly launched Digital Democracy Centre DDC at SDU (www.sdu.dk/ddc/). The position is vacant from January 15, 2022 (or as soon as possible)

The DDC stands for a socio-technical, interdisciplinary approach combining theory and methods from social sciences and computer science, to study the impact of digital technology and AI on media, politics, and democracy. One of the largest challenges in this area is that research and new solutions are developed in single disciplines, which neglect the fact that current challenges are technological and social, legal, and ethical in nature. Through its research DDC will bridge this gap. 

Job description

We seek applications for the following projects (It is possible to apply for more than one project.
If you wish to be considered for more than one project position, please see information under “Application” below)  

I. Trust and News Authenticity
Many people find it hard to judge the quality of information online. This contributes to worries and a sense of feeling unsafe in the digital information ecology. Much attention thus far has gone towards flagging problematic (‘fake’) content and providing post-hoc fact checking. This project proposes a new approach: it develops a digital signature to be attached to journalistic content and a recognizable label for users to see if the content is authentic and verified. The project develops, tests, and provides a large scale test of the effectiveness of this system which can help to improve trust and a sense of safety in the online information environment. For the project we are looking for a candidate with a (computational) social science/ communication science background.

II. The Social Media News Consumer
How do news consumers navigate social media when it comes to news? What are mechanisms of selection and engagement? Or mechanisms of avoidance? Citizens’ news use on social media platforms has significant democratic implications. In this project we aim at understanding why people select and avoid certain news stories on social media, including the roles played by characteristics of the individual news consumer, the individual news items, and the context of the social media site. The project will mainly be based on experimental studies. A main part of the project will be co-testing and developing a mock social media platform for this purpose in close collaboration with a software developer. The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary project in the intersection of social science and computational science.

III. Buying you (or your data): legal challenges from a user perspective
Data buyers operate, among other things, by paying for code space to embed a script in a commercial service or commercial IoT device, such as a watch or a refrigerator. The script acts as a subscription to the user’s data, by providing access to the respective metrics, which can then be resold to the highest bidder. The data sets are used for precise (micro-) targeting. This targeting can be commercial, but politically motivated.  This project will study the “user conditions” that allow subscriptions to user data, mainly in relation to IoT devices, including the extent to which subscription traps exist. Is the redistribution of your data to third parties a precondition for (fully) using the device? Are such terms of use at all compatible with data protection law and the fundamental right to privacy. What are the variations and commonalities in the applied terms of use, and how do the retail price of the service/IoT-device reflect the hidden “data price”.  The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary project in the intersection of law and empirical social science.

IV. The AI newsroom
News media organisations are changing in response to processes of digitalization, new (audience) metrics, and AI. News organizations increasingly implement automated production tools, audience metrics and new ways of producing journalism based on AI. This poses challenges for existing practices and conventions in journalistic work. This project has two components: the first will study the effects of the implementation of AI, audience metrics and automated content generation on journalistic practices, routines and the organization of the journalistic production process. The second will focus on the development of automation and AI tools for journalistic practice. This will involve developing (prototype) an AI application which will subsequently be test in-house with partner news organisations. For the first project we are looking for a candidate with a social science/ communication science background. 

V. The Evolution of AI-based Organizations
Organizations evolve over time in response to environmental demands, including new digital technologies and AI. How has the ecology of news media organizations developed over time? In what way has the digital transformation of society influenced the evolution of news organizations? Why do some news organizations thrive and adapt, while others do not? And how do the observed demographic changes in the population of news organizations relate to higher-level changes in the news-ecosystem? And in what ways do these developments imply changes in the quality of news provision in society To address these questions, this project will develop an organizational population ecology, as applied to news media organizations as a collection of competing and cooperating organizations. It will examine the life histories of the relevant population(s) of news media organizations, including their composition and diversity as well as their creation, change, and demise over time. The project is highly interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on state-of-the-art methods in demography, organizational adaptation and evolution as well as recent advances in psychology and law. While the project is general in principle, the focus is on Danish (European) news media organizations. For the project we look for a candidate interested in interdisciplinary work with a background in business, economics, or a related discipline, including (preferably) econometric skills.

Further information can be obtained from the Director of the Centre, Prof. dr. Claes de Vreese; email chv@sam.sdu.dk.

Application, salary, etc.

Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The position is temporary, for a period of 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Talented postdoc applicants might be elgible to apply for a DIAS asssitant professor fellow position or an assistant professorship (tenure track). There are separate applications, but it might be of interest to talented applicants.

Research will be predominant in the position. Contribution to the Centre activities is expectated. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments (e.g., grants application support) may occur to a limited degree.

The University determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Upgrading of pedagogical qualifications is not a part of this position. Employment as Postdoc alone will thus not qualify to appointment as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher.

An application must include:

  • Motivation letter outlining your interest in the position and qualifications. Please list the position number and title. If you wish to be considered for more than one project positions, please provide a motivation and study design example (see below) per project.  
  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your PhD (or planned submission date) and master’s degree certificate including all examination results.
  • A PhD degree in these fields is preferable:
    • Project 1: (computational) social science/ communication science.
    • Project 2: computational / quantitative social science, such as communication science.
    • Project 3: Law (and preferable with knowledge about empirical social science)
    • Project 4: Social science/ communication science. Spoken Danish is a requirement.
    • Project 5: Business/ economics or related, preferably with econometric skills.
  • An example of a design for a first study (max 2 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • List of publications, including uploading the 3 most relevant for the position
  • Description of teaching experience
  • Description of research coordination or leadership experience
  • List of references

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities. 
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoctoral position in Ethnography, Cognition and Organizational Resilience

The Department of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral research position starting 1 May 2022. The deadline for applications is 17 November 2021.

The position is embedded in the externally funded research project: “Determinants of Resilience in Organizational Networks” (DRONe) which investigates how cognitive attitudes amongst employees in a Danish utility company enable resilience to innovative technologies. Methodologically, the candidate must be able to conduct an extensive ethnographical study of the workplace dynamics in the utility company combined with interviews and surveys.

We are seeking a highly motivated and strongly independent researcher with a Ph.D. in the areas of cognitive science, science and technology studies, organization theory, organizational behavior, social anthropology or related areas. The candidate must have experience with ethnographic fieldwork, and should be able to engage with theories of organizational cognition, distributed cognition, practice theory, and science and technology studies. 

It is expected that the candidate contributes to the publishing of academic work (e.g., papers, book chapters) based on the project’s findings. The candidate must therefore have demonstrated experience with publishing in high-level international journals.

The position is located at SDU’s campus in Slagelse. Regular weekly travelling to the utility company (based in Copenhagen) for the first 1-2 years is expected. The project covers travel costs.

Project data will primarily be in Danish and, thus, a knowledge of Danish (or one of the other Scandinavian languages) is considered an advantage.
Further information about the project and position can be obtained from Associate Professor Rasmus Gahrn-Andersen, email: rga@sdu.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

Employment as Postdoc is temporary (max. 4 years). Employment stops automatically by the end of the period. An upgrade of pedagogical qualifications is not part of the position. Thus employment as Postdoc cannot stand alone as a qualification for later employment as associate professor/senior researcher.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

To qualify for the position you must have completed a PhD-degree by the time of employment. 

An application must include:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.  We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying. 

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

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

 

 

Deadline: 2021-11-17 at 23:59

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Post expires on Wednesday November 17th, 2021

Full-time PhD position at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop) and Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) in Denmark

Expected start date: March 2022 (negotiable) 

A three-year PhD position is vacant at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop) and Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS), situated at the University of Southern Denmark. The candidate will work in Copenhagen and/or Odense upon further agreement with the supervisor. We are looking for a candidate with a strong quantitative background in one or more of the following, or related, fields: health metrics, health economics, epidemiology, data science, health sciences, or demography. 

The position comes with a full-time salary and tuition payment. 

The candidate will work with the project Measuring Experienced Burden of Disease (ExpBoD); see the brief description below. The candidate will work closely with and be supervised by Dr. Angela Chang (PI) and Professor Jes Søgaard from CPop, and also receive supervision and guidance from the broader CPop team. The position is funded by the support from the Danish Independent Research Foundation, under the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.  

Brief project information: Measuring Experienced Burden of Disease (ExpBoD) – estimating the socio-economic, psychological, healthcare and welfare impacts of diseases
As seen in the recent coronavirus pandemic, governments worldwide are expected to manage not only the disease burden of COVID-19 but its impact well beyond the realm of health – the socio-economic, psychological, and welfare impacts have in fact dominated the political discussion. The manifestation of diseases on the population’s well-being, its effect on families and the economy can be more informative for policymaking than merely measuring prevalence or deaths. While one-off studies on specific non-health disease impacts exist, translating findings into policy decisions is difficult because cross-study comparisons cannot be made, and there is no guidance on how to make trade-offs between diseases or across multiple dimensions, e.g., between economic and welfare impacts. The aim of ExpBoD is to deliver a proof of concept to systematically measure the impact of several diseases (starting with breast cancer, alcohol use disorder, stroke, depression) across multiple dimensions in Denmark. Using data from the Danish national registries, we will systematically measure the impact of diseases on the population’s economic, social, psychological, quality of life, healthcare, and welfare dimensions. We will explore a range of statistical methods. As expressed by key Danish figures who sit on the boards of national priority setting bodies, the social significance of ExpBoD will come from providing a comparable metric of disease burden to facilitate priority-setting across diseases. See more details here

Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the supervisors, develop a core understanding of the Danish registry datasets, with a focus on estimating the disease burden across a range of dimensions
  • Under the guidance of the supervisors and through coursework, develop a strong understanding of a range of theories and methods in statistics, health economics, and causal inference applicable to registry-based analyses
  • Lead the management of large datasets
  • Lead discussion in research meetings about results and analyses to vet, improve, and finalize results
  • Contribute to development of manuscripts, presentations, and funding proposals. We expect the candidate to lead several manuscripts as the first author.
  • The PhD program requires enrolling in 30 course credits at any Danish university.

From this PhD position, you will gain

  • Strong mentorship from the supervisors
  • Experience with working on nation-wide datasets (registries) and managing complex data structures
  • A number of strong publications
  • Strengthening of statistical methods, coding, health metric theories and methods through courses and on-the-job training
Expectations of qualifications 
Essential
  • Master’s degree in public health, statistics, data science, epidemiology, economics, or any quantitative social sciences
  • Expertise in using either R, Python, or STATA (ideally R or Python)
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Experience devising and executing statistical modeling techniques; track record of completing complex quantitative analysis
  • Ability to work independently

Desired

  • Previous peer-reviewed journal publication(s) as a first author
  • Experience analyzing health survey or registry data
  • Interest in health research and working in multidisciplinary environment

Research environment 
Both CPop and DIAS are world-class, interdisciplinary research centers with strong track records of conducting policy-relevant projects and publishing in high-impact journals. Relevant international experts are frequently invited to CPop and DIAS seminars, providing the candidate exposure and network to researchers worldwide. The candidate will strongly benefit from the stimulating and interdisciplinary environments. See websites for more information. 

We encourage eligible candidates to contact Dr. Chang achang@health.sdu.dk for more details on the project and position.

Application, salary, etc.
Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years and requires full-time commitment. For reference, the salary for PhD students with the lowest level of seniority (including a pension contribution of 17.1 per cent) is approximately $5200 USD per month (gross). Check the links for more information on salary and taxation.

The program requires relocation to Denmark, but with flexibility in remote working part-time (to be discussed with the supervisor(s)). The International Staff Office at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the university. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family. For further information on what it is like working at SDU, please read “10 good reasons why you should choose SDU”. Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results
  • Application form (please see below)
  • Answers to a short questionnaire (link) please upload your answers in the field “Project description” when you apply
  • One written sample (written as first author, either published paper or manuscript)
  • One R, Python, or STATA file sample
  • Names of two references  

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our 
web page. On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Social Science.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants 

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Deadline: 2021-12-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on Wednesday December 1st, 2021

Postdocs for a new research focus at the Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark

At the Department of Law, a number of postdoc positions will be available as of 1 October 2021 or by further agreement. The place of work is at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.

At the University of Southern Denmark, we want to create value for and together with society by working with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, at the Department of Law, we have a vision – by means of the legal discipline – to participate in shaping and impacting on the society of the future and to contribute to creating a sustainable world, e.g. through new and relevant legal research results of high quality.

Consequently, we have initiated a new research focus concerning the legal themes and issues relating to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. On the basis of SDG 16 and by means of a new centre addressing law and sustainability, we want to critically explore and challenge (a number of) the legal aspects regarding the Sustainable Development Goals.

The research of the centre will focus on three areas:

  • Legal scopes, covering the themes related to institutions in a wide sense
  • Physical scopes, covering the themes related to climate, the environment and natural resources
  • Social scopes, covering the themes related to welfare and inequality

We anticipate an application from you who want to help implement our vision. Along with the head of centre, you will become a part of our research focus and the team forming the mainstay as for meeting our ambitions for the centre.

The length of the positions is one or two years.

One of the vacant positions will be associated with the collective research project described below under a). We anticipate applications for this specific project (a) below) as well as applications for an individual research project formulated by the applicant (b) below).

About you

We expect you to

  • Have a relevant PhD degree suited for the research focus indicated in a) and b) below.
  • Have an interest in law and in the interaction between law and politics, law and the sciences of climate and environment and/or law and sociological approaches to society’s sustainable development
  • Have experience in research communication and/or teaching
  • Want to participate in research collaborations
  • Be curious, inventive and in possession of good interpersonal skills
  • Be able to define a relevant and ambitious research question within a) or b) below:
    • a) a contribution to a collective project which is a comparative analysis of regulation strategies as regards handling the climate crisis as well as the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is led by the head of centre and encompasses several complementary sub-projects under the overall research question: “How is the regulation of the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic handled in Danish, EU and UN institutions as for the behaviour of citizens and organisations, what determines the support, and how can this collectively contribute to understanding the correlations between SDG 16 and the other SDGs”. The project seeks to contribute to the knowledge on how social scientific and natural scientific (climate) information as well as health scientific (COVID-19) information is received by decision-makers with regulatory competences; which and how nonjudicial linguistic codes support or counteract the understanding of regulatory needs among legal and other societal actors; how the regulatory needs determined by social scientific, natural scientific and health scientific matters are translated into new duties for citizens, businesses and public organizations; how and whether these new duties are accepted; and how linguistic codes support or counteract the acceptance. Your project description is expected to use socio-legal, sociological, politological and/or communication theoretical methods in order to answer an independent research question in relation to the overall research question.

                 Or

  • b) an individual research project within one or more of the above three tracks (1, 2 and/or 3). We particularly anticipate project proposals on climate regulation, including regulation at the crossroads between law and politics or law and sociology in a Danish, European and/or global context.

We offer

In addition to interesting research tasks, we offer

  • Good working conditions with flexible working plans
  • A professional setting with high potential for feedback and development
  • A good social environment with good colleagues

English is the official working language at the center. However, there is a policy at the department that you must be willing to pick up Danish for everyday use if you do not already speak Danish or one of the other Scandinavian languages. The University of Southern Denmark offers Danish language courses.

Further information concerning the positions is available from:

Head of centre Karin Buhmann
Phone + 45 65 50 94 22
Mail: karbu@sam.sdu.dk

Further information on the department, its strategy and activities on the department’s website.

Application procedure.

Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The University determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Upgrading of pedagogical qualifications is not a part of this position. Employment as Postdoc alone will thus not qualify to appointment as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher.

Your application must include:

  • A motivated application
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • A comprehensive list of publications including the publications attached to the application 
  • A summary of your research communication and teaching activities
  • Your PhD dissertation and up to two academic publications based on which you wish to be evaluated. Please attach a pdf file for each publication.
    • If there are co-authors on a publication, a co-author declaration must be attached in the relevant pdf file, stating your contribution to the publication.
    • Please attach your PhD dissertation as a publication and include the written evaluation of your PhD dissertation
  • A research plan related to a) or b) above, including an account of specific research activities and publishing plans relating to these. It can be one project or several research activities within the specific theme. Please state to which theme your plan relates. Please state whether your project is of one or two years.

      Documents which are not in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish must be translated into English. SDU may discard applications which are incomplete regarding the above-mentioned criteria.

      Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.

      Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

      When the deadline for submitting applications is met, a number of applications are selected for an academic evaluation (shortlisting), based on an overall assessment of which of the applicants based on their professional and research profile match the job description the best. Once the committee have completed their assessment, each of the applicants concerned will receive the evaluation concerning him/her. Thereafter, a number of applicants are invited to a job interview.

      According to the University of Southern Denmark’s internal guidelines, there must be at least three qualified applicants to a position before it can be filled.

      Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

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

      Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

      Read the guideline for applicants

      Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

      Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59

      Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

      Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

      Research assistant with the possibility of a PhD scholarship at the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine Odense and Cochrane Denmark

      Can research findings published in biomedical journals be trusted? Can commercial interests influence how a scientific study is conducted and reported? If you find these questions interesting and have an interest in evidence-based medicine, you might be the person we are looking for.

      The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense and Cochrane Denmark, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a 1-year full-time position as a research assistant, starting December 1, 2021 or as soon as possibe hereafter. The aim of the position is to enrol as a PhD Student at the Graduate School of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark and thereby to convert the position to a 3-year PhD scholarship.

      Job description

      The position is part of the project ‘Conflicts of interest in peer review of biomedical research’ funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark – Medical Sciences (Case no. 1030-00317B). The aim of the project is to investigate conflicts of interest in peer-review of biomedical research. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Paris Descartes University and the University of Colorado, and part of the project consists of a short visiting research fellowship abroad at one of the two institutions.

      The project consists of four sub-studies on which you will be the lead investigator, and your primary task will be to participate in data collection, analyses, and interpretation, as well as reporting the study findings in scientific papers. You will have the opportunity to shape and develop the project in collaboration with supervisors from the centre. In addition, you will be expected to contribute to various tasks at the centre, e.g. participation in teaching curriculum and involvement in other research projects at the centre.

      About us

      Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense and Cochrane Denmark function as a common research and resource centre. We undertake research relevant for Cochrane and evidence-based medicine, including research on conflicts of interest. We are based at the University of Southern Denmark and affiliated with Odense University Hospital. Visit www.cebmo.dk and www.cochrane.dk for additional information.

      Cochrane is a global independent not-for-profit organisation made up of a network of researchers, health professionals, patients and other people who produce reliable systematic reviews of the benefits and harms of healthcare interventions.

      Expectations of qualifications

      We expect that you have a relevant master’s degree, for example, in medicine or public health.

      The following qualifications are relevant:

      • Research experience including authorship of scientific publications
      • Flair for scientific work, including systematic thinking and good written and oral communication skills in English at an academic level
      • Able to show initiative, be meticulous and possess analytical skills
      • Ability to work independently, but also to collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary research team
      • Teaching experience

       Salary and terms of employment

      The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

      The position is a 1-year position with the possibility of conversion to a PhD scholarship (3 years in total). The workplace is in Odense, but it will be possible to work from home some days per week.

      Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted. The attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

      Only applications written in Danish or English will be accepted for evaluation.

      Interviews of the candidates are expected to take place on October 26, 2021.

      For additional information about the position, including a detailed project description, please contact Senior Researcher Andreas Lundh, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and Cochrane Denmark, alundh@health.sdu.dk.

      The application must include (as PDF- or docx-files):

      • A motivation letter
      • A CV
      • Academic Certificates inclusive of master’s degree diploma
      • An explanation of other qualifications relevant to the position.

      Incomplete applications, which do not meet the above-mentioned requirements, will not be assessed.

      Applications may be shortlisted.  

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

       

       

      Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59

      Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

      Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

      PhD Student for Mortality Research at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop)

      We are opening one or more PhD positions at the Danish Centre for Population Research as part of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop) at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Position(s) will start in early 2022.
      Deadline for applications: 1 December 2021.

      The Centre is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences and collaborates with researchers in economics and political science, as well as researchers in other fields including evolutionary ecology, conservation biology, mathematics and data analysis in the Faculty of Sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, biodemography and health economics in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and literature and media science in the Faculty of Humanities.
       
      An applicant should have (or will soon receive) an M.A. or equivalent degree in Demography,  Economics,  Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Political Science, Policy Analysis, Evolutionary Ecology, Conservation Biology or related fields.

      An applicant should be strongly committed to interdisciplinary research on population dynamics.

      The Centre is looking for applicants with a solid education in or experience with statistical and/or mathematical methods and demographic analysis.  

      It would be desirable if an applicant is interested in research in one or more of the following areas:

      – Modeling and forecasting mortality and health after age 50 and especially after age 90,
      – Understanding the causes of inequality of lifespans after age 50 and the characteristics of people with short vs. long lifespans, and/or
      – Modeling the difference between and the ratio of male and female death and morbidity rates over age, time and population.

      Furthermore, it would also be desirable if an applicant was interested in statistical methods for analyzing large data sets. Knowledge of SAS or R and of deep learning methods would be useful.
       
      Further information can be obtained from Professor James Vaupel, jvaupel@sdu.dk.

      Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.

      An application must include:

      – Detailed CV
      – Cover letter including research interests
      – A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results 
      – Application form (please see below)
      – A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
      – An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
      – Information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication
      – Information on publications, if any. 

      All documents not in English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian must be translated into English.

      When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our web page. On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Social Sciences

      Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

      Applications will be assessed by a committee. Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, shortlisted applicants will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

      As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be requested.

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

      Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) Word format.

      Read the guideline for applicants 

      Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

      Deadline: 2021-12-01 at 23:59

      Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

      Post expires on Wednesday December 1st, 2021

      READVERTISEMENT – PhD positions in Electrical Engineering

      The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for 3-year positions as PhD in the area of Power Capacitors and their applications. The positions are located at the section Electrical Engineering in Sønderborg within the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE). The starting date for the position is as soon as possible in 2021, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

      The task portfolio of the PhDs will be linked to several projects within CIE. CIE is embedded in a powerhouse in electronics, which includes researchers and developers at universities and industries on both sides of the Danish-German border. CIE is a new initiative striving for high quality and great impact of its research, innovation and education. Central to achieving this objective is access to state-of-the-art facilities and close collaborations with industries.

      The aim of the position is to build strong knowledge and competencies within development and characterization of dielectric materials for capacitors. It includes development of theoretical models to support the experimental results. 

      Job description 

      • You will conduct research in the field of modern power capacitors, e.g., metallized film capacitors. It includes to develop new dielectric materials, fabricate and characterize capacitor devices as well as validate the experimental results by theoretical modelling.
      • You will participate in planning, execution and documentation of projects with industrial partners.
      • You will be involved in the daily supervision of Master and Bachelor students.
      • You will publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact.
      • You will assist in teaching activities. 

      Profile and requirements

      • You have a master degree in Power Electronics, Physics, Chemistry or related fields (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree).
      • You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
      • You are interested in a longer term commitment in a growing research group and you are willing to work in close cooperation with industry.
      • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.
      Contact information
      Further information about this position is available from Associate Professor Thomas Ebel, Head of CIE, phone: +45 93 50 72 05, email: ebel@sdu.dk

      If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

      Conditions of employment
      Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements).

      Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the Head of the PhD School has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

      A PhD fellow is not allowed to have any kind of sideline employment, while enrolled as PhD fellow at the faculty.

      Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

      The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order), read more here

      The assessment process
      Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used. 

      Application procedure
      The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on How to apply before applying.

      The application deadline is 30.06.2021.

      The application must be in English and must include the following – the required forms must be found at the above mentioned Faculty website:

      • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants.
      • Motivation letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
      • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
      • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both original and translated into English.
      • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
      • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
      • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
      • List of publications and examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
      • References, if any. Reference letters may also be included. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.

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

      Deadline: 2021-06-02 at 23:59

      Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

      Post expires on Wednesday June 30th, 2021