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University of Southern Denmark

Postdoc Position in Lattice Field Theory at IMADA and CP3-Origins

The Lattice gauge theory group at CP3-Origins, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for one  postdoctoral research associate position in lattice gauge theory.

The latest starting date is 1 September 2019. The appointment is initially for two years with a possible extension for a third year. Application deadline: 10 December 2018.

The position is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) through the Research Project grant ‘The muon g-2 beyond hadronic leading order’ held by Associate Professor Michele Della Morte.

Currently, the faculty members in the lattice field theory group are:
Assistant Professor John Bulava, Associate Professor Michele Della Morte, Assistant Professor Benjamin Jaeger, Professor Claudio Pica, and Professor Francesco Sannino.

Candidates should have a PhD title in Physics or Mathematics
with experience in Quantum Field Theory, High Performance Computing and Monte Carlo Simulations.

The PhD title must have been obtained, at the earliest, four years before the deadline for application. This four years limit may be extended by the length of any maternity/paternity leave, military service, humanitarian aid, etc. completed during the period. In connection with maternity leave, the candidate will be able to
extend the four years by the actual leave period multiplied by two.

Inquires can be sent to Michele Della Morte, dellamor@cp3.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).

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.
• Three letters of reference. 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.

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: 10 December 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday December 10th, 2018

Postdoc Position in Concurrency and Logic

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense Campus) invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the area of Concurrency and Logic. The proposed starting period is December 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for an initial duration of two years, with possibility of extension. The total duration of a postdoctoral fellowship in Denmark cannot exceed four years. Application deadline: 29 October 2018.

In the Concurrency and Logic group, we develop language-based models and tools to improve the correctness and productivity of programming concurrent systems. We seek an ambitious candidate with a strong background in at least one of the following areas:

• Design and implementation of programming languages
• Microservices
• Concurrency theory, in particular choreographies and session types
• Quantitative models for concurrency.

Experience in developing and/or applying software tools based on formal methods is a plus.

The applicant is expected to participate in the teaching and supervision activities within the department.

For further information please contact Fabrizio Montesi, fmontesi@imada.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).

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.

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: 29 October 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday October 29th, 2018

PhD Position in Computational Precision Medicine

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Southern Denmark invites candidates to apply for a three-year funded PhD position in the Bioinformatics group on Computational Precision Medicine, available as soon as possible. Application deadline: 5 November 2018.

The candidate will work in an international collaboration and will develop novel methods for the large-scale analysis of genetic data unravelling statistically significant distributions of genetic traits and modifications in the DNA. These results will be employed in further machine learning steps for identifying relevant, population specific traits in disease responses and patters, paving the way towards precision medicine.

The project will be conducted in the Bioinformatics research group. The group develops computational methods for efficient analysis and evaluation of large-scale biomedical data sets. The research involves the development of novel and innovative artificial intelligence methods (based e.g. on Deep Learning) for analysing massive-scale biomedical wet lab data. By collaborating with researchers from all areas of the life sciences, we seek to understand the metabolic processes that underlie diseases, cell differentiation, and cellular adaptation to changing environmental conditions.

The successful candidate should have:

• A Master-s level degree in computer science, bioinformatics, biomedicine or similar
• Expertise in designing machine learning methods for OMICS data sets
• Hands-on expertise in state-of-the-art big data analytics, such as Deep Learning
• Programming skills.

The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Faculty of Science and supervised by Richard Roettger.

For more information about the details of the project, please contact Dr Richard Roettger: roettger@imada.sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

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

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. 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.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

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.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

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

Deadline: 5 November 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday November 5th, 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Brown Adipocyte Surface Proteasis and Metabolism in an ERC-funded Research Group

A position as postdoctoral fellow is available at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, with 1 December 2018 being the desired starting date. The position is funded by the Independent Danish Research Fund DFF1 programme for a duration of two years. Please see their website for a full project description. Application deadline: 28 October 2018.

The selected candidate will be part of Professor Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld’s ERC-funded research group, which is interested in understanding the role of brown adipocyte surface proteostasis in regulation of energy homeostasis, physiology and the development of diet-induced obesity in mice. In our work, we apply surface proteomic analysis of BACE1 protease-deficient adipocyte and muscle cells as well as transgenic mice to identify and molecularly characterize obesity-associated surface proteome changes in vivo.

We are seeking an enthusiastic new colleague with a PhD degree in life sciences (biologist, biochemist, biomedical degree or related) who can independently carry out research projects revolving around the proteomic analysis of adipose tissue physiology and metabolism. The future colleague will also actively contribute to other research projects in the group and will therefore be a central part of an ambitious, international team of young scientists.

The ideal candidate is comfortable with one or many of the following:

• A background in proteomics and mass spectrometry and willingness to establish emerging surface proteomic techniques in the lab.
• Molecular biological techniques (WB, qPCR etc.) with a focus on protein biochemistry.
• CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing and primary adipocyte cell culture.
• Handling and phenotyping of transgenic mice.
• Assisting in grant funding applications, training of students and guests.
• Contributing to teaching activities in English.

Your education and background:
• A PhD degree in life sciences with a special focus on protein biochemistry and adipocyte cell culture.
• Experience in metabolically characterizing transgenic animals.
• Ideally: One submitted or accepted first authorship in a journal in the field.
• Good collaborative skills, a positive attitude towards science and its contribution to society.
• Diligence and intellectual flexibility as required for an academic position.
• An open and positive mind that actively contributes to the infrastructure and the success of the research team.

For further information please contact Professor Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld by e-mail: janwilhelmkornfeld@bmb.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).

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.

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: 28 October 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday October 28th, 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Metabolic Regulation and Lipidomics

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Associate Professor Christer Ejsing to study regulation of lipid metabolism in humans and rodent models using state-of-the-art lipidomics technology (Ellis et al. Nat Methods 2018; Almeida et al. JASMS 2015). The project involves applying our advanced lipidomics platform to monitor lipid metabolic flux using stable isotope-labeled tracers administered to humans and rodents, and understanding how disease states impinge on lipid metabolic homeostasis.
We seek an outstanding individual with training in lipidomics or metabolomics, liquid chromatography and high resolution mass spectrometry. In-depth understanding of metabolic regulation and previous experience in data management and multivariate data analysis are preferred. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree.
The position is to be filled by 1 December 2018 or according to agreement. The position is initially available for 24 months. Application deadline: 1 November 2018.
For further information contact Associate Professor Christer Ejsing (cse@bmb.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).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.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: 1 November 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

Two postdocs in multi-disciplinary aging research (epidemiology and general practice)

The University of Southern Denmark invites applications for two positions as postdocs affiliated with the multidisciplinary Danish Aging Research Center (DARC). The overarching research theme is The last years of life – health, treatment, and well-being. One postdoc position will be anchored in an epidemiological group and one in a General Practice research group. The positions will run for a period of two years from February 1st, 2019, and may be extended.

Job description

For both postdoc positions, the applicant will be expected to have a strong background in one of the specific research areas (Epidemiology or General Practice) and an interest in cross-disciplinary work which will include Literary Studies.

Epidemiology postdoc

Through DARC, an outstanding data resource from in-person surveys on the health, treatment and well-being of the Danish birth cohorts 1895, 1905, 1910, and 1915 has been established. The successful applicant will use these survey data and national register data to elucidate the secular development in health and treatment in the last years of life – and how it relates to well-being. The applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, mathematicians, biodemographers, and biostatisticians with frequent interactions with the General Practice and the Literature groups who will inform the research regarding treatment and perceptions of well-being, respectively.

Major requirements

A PhD-degree in epidemiology or comparable

– A master’s degree in health science or comparable

– Research in epidemiology or Public Health, preferably across disciplines

– A proven interest in the fundamentals of epidemiology, medicine and/or aging research

Candidates should also have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in supervising students and researchers.

Other requirements

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Excellent analytical abilities
– Fluent English language skills
– Capable of working independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams
– A strong team player

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Danish Aging Research Center, Professor Kaare Christensen, telephone +45 6550 3049, email kchristensen@health.sdu.dk

General Practice postdoc

The applicant will by using qualitative research methods including interviews with GPs, old patients and their relatives to provide an insight into their interpretation of the concept of well-being and how they have experienced that well-being, frailty and disease management have changed over the last few decades. The applicant will also participate in quantitative research based on Danish national registers with a focus on diagnoses, indicators of quality and use of healthcare services provided to people in the last years of life for the period 1995-2015. Further, focus will be on the importance of socioeconomic factors, gender, geography, demography and comorbidity and on to what degree factors linked to the individual general practice can explain some of the variation in diagnosis, indicators of quality and use of healthcare services. The results obtained will feed into recommendations for improving services provided by General Practice to old patients in the last years of their lives.

Major requirements

A PhD-degree in health services research methods or comparable

– Profound insight into general practice

– A master’s degree in health science or comparable

– A strong interest in the fundamentals of general practice and aging research

Candidates should also have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in supervising students and researchers.

Other requirements

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Excellent analytical abilities
– Fluent English language skills
– Capable of working independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams
– A strong team player

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Research Unit for General Practice, Professor Jens Søndergaard, telephone +45 65503691, email jsoendergaard@health.sdu.dk

Applications will be assessed by expert committees. 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):

• an application
• 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.

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

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

Deadline: 21 October 2018
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday October 21st, 2018

PhD scholarship at the Department of Business and Economics

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, to be filled by January 1, 2019.
The PhD candidate will be part of the Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG). Since its establishment in 2011, HEDG has been one of the fastest growing groups within economic history and is arguably one of the leading groups in Europe. The work carried out by the group can be described as quantitative economic history. More information about HEDG can be found at this link.
Job description
The PhD position is funded by the Danish Research Council. The project is entitled “Institutions of Care: The Role of Early Childhood Investments for Historical Development” and its objective is to evaluate the economic effects of historical institutions of child care, such as nurseries and kindergartens. This is a highly relevant topic since those institutions have been found to mitigate income, health, and environmental shocks experienced during early childhood and are generally regarded as beneficial for the development of individuals’ economic success and well-being later in life (e.g., Heckman, 2006; Almond and Currie, 2011). Still, very little is known about the effects of institutions of child care on outcomes important for economic development when first established.
This project aims to shed new light on causal effects and mechanisms using state of the art microeconometric methods that exploit novel historical data on child care. In particular, the PhD candidate will work with large-scale historical microdata to evaluate how different historical institutions of child care affected the integration of immigrant children, crime, and other labor market outcomes.
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate

Excellent Master degree in economics, economic history or other relevant disciplines
Profound knowledge of econometrics and identification strategies
Good knowledge of Stata or similar statistical programs (further knowledge in Python and GIS would be useful but not mandatory)
Excellent communication skills in English (enclosing results of TOEFL and GRE tests is encouraged but not mandatory)

Professor Philipp Ager (phag@sam.sdu.dk) will be the PhD main supervisor and Professor Francesco Cinnirella (cinnirella@sam.sdu.dk) will act as co-supervisor. For more information about the position please contact both via email.
Information about the PhD program is available from www.sdu.dk/sam/phduk. Further information can be obtained from the department’s PhD coordinators Professor Paul Sharp (pauls@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 years.
An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results
  • Application form (please see below)
  • A motivational letter describing why the applicant is a good match for analyzing the topic (Institutions of Care: The Role of Early Childhood Investments for Historical Development) and how the applicant’s skills provide a solid foundation to do so (max. 5 pages incl. reference list).
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our webpage
On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Economics.
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.
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: 31 October 2018
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018