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University of Southern Denmark

1 Postdoctoral fellowship in comparative public policy for research project “The Politics of Insecurity”

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position in comparative public policy to be based at the Department Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, as of August 1, 2021 or as agreed. For more information about the department organization, research and teaching, please visit the website.

The position will be part of the Core Group “The Politics of Insecurity (POINS)”, led by professor (wsr) Peter Starke, and funded by the Velux Foundation. The Core Group POINS investigates how citizens’ rising subjective insecurity – broadly understood – is reflected in social welfare and criminal justice policymaking. The postdoctoral position will focus on policy change, especially in the Nordic countries. Please read more about the project here. The successful candidate will become a member of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS), which has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. It is a cross-disciplinary unit which includes political scientists, historians, anthropologists and literature scholars. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively take part in research seminars and other centre activities. For more information, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant
To qualify for the postdoctoral position, you must hold a PhD in political science, public policy, sociology, criminology or a related discipline, and be able to outline an individual research project that fits the overall framework of POINS. The ideal candidate for the job will have a background in comparative policy research, an interest in the topic of the project and strong methods skills. Extensive expertise in comparative research on welfare states and/or criminal justice/penal policy and proficiency in a Scandinavian language are desirable, but no precondition.

Candidates are expected to:

  • Be curious and willing to actively engage in interdisciplinary research activities,
  • Present an innovative 2-year research agenda that clearly fits into the POINS project and (quantitatively or qualitatively) examines the comparative long-term dynamics in social welfare and penal policy against the background of insecurity, preferably with a special focus on Denmark and Sweden since the 1990s,
  • Document a strong research outcome targeting international peer-reviewed journals or presses.

We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently in consultation with the project coordinator. Candidates are also expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community, be present and contribute to the academic and social environments at the department. Detailed departmental guidelines on recruitment, gender equality and the Scholarly Qualification Matrix can be found here.

The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. The department’s ambition is therefore to recruit, develop, and retain talented scholars committed to both academic excellence and departmental development. Furthermore, the department aims to employ staff that reflect the diversity of society and, thus, welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information about the position or the research project or to receive a longer project description, please contact Professor (wsr) Peter Starke: phone +45 6550 4307, e-mail starke@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.

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.

An application must include:

  • A cover letter
  • A detailed CV
  • A research agenda (max. 5 pages) for the next 2 years that describes:
  • the potential to advance the field (both empirically and theoretically),
  • the relationship to the overall aims and subprojects of the POINS core group,
  • planned national and international collaborations,
  • the potential for obtaining further external funding.
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication. NOTE: If publications have been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf and must include information like in this example. The statement is just for your inspiration.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements may be rejected without any substantive evaluation.

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 held.

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: 2021-06-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday June 23rd, 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

Postdoc Position in Cancer Biology

A two years postdoc position is available from September 2021 in the team of Associate Professor Paolo Ceppi at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Southern Denmark. The research group is interested in unravelling novel fundamental mechanisms that govern the plasticity of cancer cells in solid tumors, with a special focus on the impact of metabolic pathways on cancer stemness, EMT and chemoresistance. The lab is located in the SDU Main Campus in Odense, Denmark.

References
Gollavilli et al. Oncogene 2021;40:2309-22.
Siddiqui et al. Cell Death & Differentiation 2019; 26:2223-36.
Schwab et al. Cancer Research 2018 Apr 1;78:1604-1618.
Siddiqui et al. The Journal of Pathology, 2017;242:221-233.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Holder of a PhD degree in Medical, Pharmaceutical or Biomedical Sciences or related.
  • Excellence in Cancer Research, with knowledge and practical experience in basic cell and molecular biology techniques (cell cultures, western blotting, qPCR, cloning, immunofluorescence, etc.). 

  • Recent practice of in vivo experiments in mice (s.c. and ip injections, tumor growth measurements, imaging, sample collection).
  • Min. two publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals, and at least one as a first author.
  • Two to three recommendation letters from Principal Investigators. 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

 For further information please contact Paolo Ceppi, pceppi@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). 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.
• 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.

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: 2021-06-02 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday June 25th, 2021

Postdoc Position in Data Mining

The Data Science and Statistics Group, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Professor Arthur Zimek) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship within the field of data mining to be filled as soon as possible, earliest by 1 September 2021, for a period of three years. Application deadline: 18 July 2021.

The research project targets the development and deeper understanding of ensemble methods and evaluation methodology for unsupervised outlier detection.

We are seeking outstanding candidates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, who are convincing in written and oral communication (in English), and have experience in machine learning and data mining (in particular unsupervised learning, ideally outlier detection), documented by publications at strong venues. The successful candidate will participate in independent research projects and assist in the supervision of students.

Place of work:
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is located at the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
The University of Southern Denmark was founded in 1966 and now has more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad. It has more than 3,800 employees, and 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering. Its main campus is located in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark.

Odense provides family-friendly living conditions with the perfect combination of a historic city centre with an urban feel and yet a close proximity to beaches and recreational areas. Its location on the beautiful island of Funen is ideal with easy access by train or highway to the bigger cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen. As the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s famous fairytale author, the city is home to a vibrant and creative population that hosts numerous festivals and markets throughout the year.

 

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 letter of motivation, including details on qualifications within subject area (max. one page).
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment, list of programming skills mastered by the applicant, and teaching and supervision experience.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate.
• At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers. 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 the deadline.

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: 2021-07-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday July 1st, 2021

Postdoc in Functional Proteomics and Cell Signalling

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 to three years with a possibility for extension. The position is available from 1 September 2021 or shortly thereafter. Application deadline: 23 July 2021.

The research 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 research team’s main 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 Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences or related. Documented expertise in protein mass spectrometry or cell signalling research are 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 candidates 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.

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.).

For further information please contact Professor Blagoy Blagoev (bab@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). 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: 2021-07-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday July 1st, 2021

PhD position in Intelligent AI Drones for Continuous Infrastructure Inspection

The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at the University of Southern Denmark, invites applicants for a fully-funded PhD position in designing and developing intelligent drone systems for autonomous inspection and recharging. The proposed starting time is 15. August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The PhD project

The PhD is expected to perform high-quality research as a part of the research and innovation H2020 projects “AerialCore” and “Drones4Safety” that are funded by EU H2020. They are innovative drone projects that contribute to the state of the art robotics, AI, embedded system, and electrical engineering technologies to build autonomous drone systems for transport and powerline infrastructure inspection and manipulation.

The PhD research will be focusing on studying and developing an autonomous drone system that utilizes the energized overhead infrastructures to recharge itself while intelligently inspect them. The PhD student will be expected to contribute to the research and development activities that are running at the SDU UAS Centre and be an active member in the research group; Drone Infrastructure Inspection and Interaction (Diii) Group (https://www.sdu.dk/diii). The student will be mainly supervised by Associate Professor Emad Samuel Malki Ebeid (https://www.sdu.dk/staff/esme), and working closely with highly skilled researchers and engineers at SDU UAS Centre and the project partners.

The expected drone system will be integrating advanced onboard embedded sensing technologies such as mmWave, LiDARs, and magnetometers for navigation, energy harvesting techniques for autonomous recharging, and high-performance computation units (e.g., MPSoCs) for onboard fault detection, data processing and path planning. The developed drone system is expected to navigate and inspect the energized infrastructures autonomously and continuously. The system will be tested indoors and outdoors at the SDU UAS testing center, Odense.

Profile and requirements
The successful candidates will be expected to have:

  • MSc degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in robotics, drones, control, mechatronics or electronics engineering, or related fields.
  • Practical experience with FPGA/GPU, ROS, sensor fusion, energy harvesting, and AI are mandatory.
  • Excellent programming skills (e.g., Python, C, C++, VHDL, MATLAB).

Additionally, the candidate should have excellent writing skills and be able to work independently.

Research environment
The successful candidate for the position will be affiliated with the University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering, SDU UAS Centre. University of Southern Denmark’s UAS Center brings together experts in robotics, computer vision, physics, software engineering, mechanical engineering, and cyber-physical systems to focus on research, education, innovation, and collaboration in the UAS domain.

Contact information
Further information is available by contacting Associate Prof. Emad Samuel Malki Ebeid at esme@mmmi.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. June 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 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, previous employment, 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 maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • 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

Postdoc Position on Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement

A postdoc position, initially for two years, is offered at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The position will be associated with Carolin Löscher’s Villum Young Investigator Group ‘Marine Geoengineering – A tool to mitigate Climate Change?’ and complemented with funding from the DESIRE project (Developing Sustainable Solutions from Biological Resilience) funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark. Aim of the postdoc project is to understand the impact of ocean alkalinity enhancement on biodiversity and on functional groups.

Our group is using metagenomic datasets, direct rate measurements and high-resolution profiling of nutrients, oxygen and carbonate system parameters. We would now like to establish the relationship between ocean alkalinity and diversity patterns, and to explore where ocean alkalinity enhancement makes sense to apply.

The postdoc should be interested in combining field work, marine biogeochemistry, ecology and bioinformatics. Application deadline: 8 August 2021.

Qualifications/requirements

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

  • A PhD in ocean science, climate science or ecology
  • Interest in combining biodiversity studies and climate science
  • 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: 2021-08-08 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 8th, 2021

Postdoc in Computational Biophysics

A two-year postdoctoral position in theoretical and computational biophysics of membranes and membrane proteins is available at PHYLIFE: Centre for Physical Lifesciences (formerly MEMPHYS: Centre for Biomembrane Physics) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense. The candidate will be supervised by Associate Professor Himanshu Khandelia and will work in a highly collaborative atmosphere together with theorists and experimental scientists. 

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.
 
Starting Date: 1 September 2021 or earliest possible date hereafter. Application deadline: 28 June 2021.
 
The project revolves around implementing molecular simulations of transmembrane proteins such as ion channels and ion pumps. The selected candidate will collaborate with experimental groups at SDU, University of Aarhus and the University of Texas Medical Center. There is a possibility to spend some time in experimental laboratories. 
 
The candidate should have a good knowledge of statistical mechanics, good English communication skills and experience with all-atom or coarse-grained molecular simulations. The candidate should be comfortable with programming and the Linux programming environment. Candidates with background in Physics, Physical Chemistry and Engineering are desirable. Candidates with only prior experience in empirical methods like docking or structural bioinformatics are not encouraged to apply. The successful candidate(s) will have access to state-of-the-art supercomputing resources in Denmark and Europe. 
 
SDU offers some of the best postdoctoral salaries in Europe, and the cost of living in Odense is much lower than in the greater Copenhagen area. New foreign employees also benefit from much lower taxes. 
 
For further information please contact Himanshu Khandelia at hkhandel@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: 2021-06-02 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday June 28th, 2021

Postdoc Position in Computational Proteomics and Artificial Intelligence – REANNOUNCEMENT

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Associate Professor Veit Schwämmle and Associate Professor Richard Röttger) invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship within the field of computational proteomics to be filled as soon as possible, earliest by 1 July 2021, for a period of one year, extendible for another year. Application deadline: 23 June 2021.

The research project entails the implementation and optimization of deep learning models for enhanced identification of biomolecules like peptides, proteins and metabolites from data acquired in hundreds of public and in-house liquid-chromatography mass spectrometry experiments. The candidate will use high-end deep learning methods to fully utilize the information contained in the output from these  LC-MS experiments, with the aim to vastly reduce both instrument time and expenses.

The Protein Research Group offers
a strong international research environment in protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and computational proteomics. Our computational proteomics efforts include the implementation of reproducible proteomics workflows, statistical tools for deciphering PTMs and their cross-talk, and quantitative functional proteomics.

The Computational Biology Group offers
a wide expertise in machine learning of biomedical data, both in the realm of unsupervised and supervised learning. We also provide the candidate with direct access to state-of-the-art compute facilities optimized for deep learning. 

We are seeking outstanding candidates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, who are strong in written and oral communication (in English), and have documented experience in machine learning (in particular deep learning) and computational proteomics or bioinformatics. Expertise in the analysis of protein mass spectrometry data is an advantage but not a requirement. The successful candidate will participate in independent research projects and assist in the supervision of undergraduate students.

Place of work:
Protein Research Group (Associate  Professor Veit Schwämmle, veits@bmb.sdu.dk), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Computational Biology Group (Associate Professor Richard Röttger, roettger@imada.sdu.dk).

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are both located at the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

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 letter of motivation, including details on qualifications within subject area (max. one page).
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment, list of programming skills mastered by the applicant, and teaching and supervision experience.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate.
• At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers. 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.

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: 2021-06-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on Wednesday June 23rd, 2021

Postdoc/Assistant Professor Position in Sustainability in the Built Environment

The Center for Life Cycle Engineering at the Department of Green Technology, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a postdoc or assistant professor position (depending on qualifications of the candidates) in Sustainability in the Built Environment. This position is available from September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Built environment stocks play multiple roles in human development and societal metabolism: they provide the physical space for our daily activities, drive the construction materials demand and cycle, entail temporal and spatial lock-ins on operational energy use and emissions, and represent an extensive reservoir of secondary materials that can be recovered at the end of life. Thus, buildings and infrastructure are at the core of both circular economy and climate change mitigation. This candidate is expected to contribute to automating built environment stocks characterization and informing circular and low carbon construction transition.

Qualifications
The successful candidates should have a PhD degree in industrial ecology, civil and architectural engineering, environmental engineering, geoinformatics and remote sensing, or the like. Experience with quantitative sustainability assessment such as material flow analysis is a plus. Good command of analytical expertise, geodata management, and/or programming knowledge (Python and similar) are beneficial.

Ability to work in an international multidisciplinary environment is an advantage. A collaborative mindset and proven track record is an advantage. Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills as well as an excellent command of the English language (both written and spoken) are desired.

SDU Life Cycle Engineering
The successful candidates will be affiliated with the SDU Life Cycle Engineering, which is acknowledged for its unique research on global, holistic, and systems integration of agriculture, energy, and materials sectors. The Department of Green Technology is located in Odense, the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark. Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

The position is primarily funded by an Independent Research Fund Denmark project through its Green Transition thematic funding, in which collaboration with other Danish partners (e.g., Aalborg University and the University of Copenhagen) and international partners are expected.

Further information about this position is available from Professor Gang Liu, gli@igt.sdu.dk. If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.

Conditions of employment
Employment as a postdoc or assistant professor is temporary and will cease without further notice at the end of the period. The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. The postdoc position is initially for two years, with possibility of one-year extension pending mutual agreement.

Employment as an assistant professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level, relevant postdoc experience, and good track record in research publications. The assistant professor position is time limited for three years.

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

Application
Your application including the required attachments must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying.

Attached files must be in Adobe pdf-format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. 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. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The application must be in English.

The application must include:

  • Motivation for application
  • Curriculum Vitae including information on previous employment, research, publication and teaching experience and personal contact information
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) – Danish or English translation
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached, if any
  • Examples of the most relevant publications, if any. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication

Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

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

Deadline for application: August 4, 2021.

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 2021-08-04 at 23:59

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Post expires on Wednesday August 4th, 2021

PhD positions in Health Technology

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), in Odense invites applications for fully-funded positions as PhD fellow in Health informatics and technology. The positions are available starting 1st of November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The application deadline is 1st of September 2021.

SDU Health Informatics and Technology (HIT) strive to develop novel and ready to deploy technical solutions in a transdisciplinary manner. SDU HIT has a large portfolio of transdisciplinary projects involving numerous partners from healthcare, academia, industry and network organizations.

PhD project description
In the motivation letter, the applicant has to state the project number of the PhD project the applicant applies for. If the applicant wants to apply for more than one project, the applicant has to provide a prioritized list.

Project 1
This project will explore novel methods for unobtrusive health monitoring of elderly people living in their domestic environment. A special focus will be set on nutrition monitoring. The candidate will develop suitable sensor devices, explore novel measurement scenarios and work on methods for smart sensor and signal fusion.

Project 2
This project will explore techniques for the prediction and monitoring of decubitus ulcer:
The risk of developing decubitus ulcer could be determined, and hence significantly reduced, by monitoring the respective tissue area at risk by sensor technology, e.g. the measurement of pressure, pressure localization, humidity, and skin perfusion. Furthermore, literature provides a solid foundation that Infrared Thermography (IRT) and Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) of body areas with early pressure ulcers (stage I and stage II) carry information on deep tissues that are invisible to clinicians. 
In the course of the project, a clinical study will be conducted and an in-silico tissue model will be developed. The acquired clinical data and simulation results will be used to identify such sensor signals that are suitable indicators for decubitus prediction. Based on these findings, a decubitus ulcer prediction algorithm will be proposed. This algorithm will incorporate information extraction as well as information fusion and could be based on data-driven methodologies or model assumptions.
The candidate will also be responsible for setting-up the measurement equipment.

What we offer
The PhD fellow will be part of a trans-disciplinary team dedicated to developing health technology that improves the treatment, safety and/or comfort of patients and citizens 

We offer a challenging and innovative position, in an international, stimulating and highly interdisciplinary environment that forge new research by crossing the traditionally separate domains of engineering-, health- and humanistic research, for the benefit of the users and society as a whole.

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute is an internationally recognized research department with strong research units in robotics, drones, artificial intelligence, software engineering, energy informatics, and health informatics and technology.

SDU HIT possess various competences including embedded systems, participatory design, acoustics, innovation management, software engineering, and data analytics. These competences are currently being deployed in areas such as training robots, audiology, telemedicine/eHealth/mHealth, clinical decision support, and healthcare ecosystem modeling.

Denmark is known to be a great place to live and work. There is a high quality of life in and around Odense, and at SDU we value a well-functioning work-life balance. More information about the benefits may be found here.

What we expect
You have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering or similar, where: 

You have formal qualifications in the development and implementation of the following items:
Project 1 (at least one)

  • Electronic circuits
  • Embedded systems
  • Signal processing

Project 2 (at least two)

  • Image processing
  • Bioimpedance Analysis
  • Optoelectronics
  • Electronic circuit development and testing
  • Signal processing
  • Data-driven/classification algorithms
  • Modelling and Simulation

combined with an interest to apply this to bodily interaction and clinical settings.

Knowledge, experience and skills in the following – or related – topics will be considered benefits:

  • Biosignal acquisition
  • Physiology
  • Wireless data communication
  • Matlab, Python, numPy
  • Mobile app programming

As a PhD student you are expected to communicate scientific results in English (written and spoken) and to communicate clearly with project participants in either English or Danish.

Contact information
Further information about this position is available from Associate Professor Daniel Teichmann at email: date@mmmi.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 How to apply before applying.

The application must be in English and must include – 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). Remember to state the project number of the PhD project the applicant applies for, see above. Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • A short PhD research proposal (maximum five pages including references). Upload in the field called “Other relevant material”.
  • 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.
  • References, if any. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, if available. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. 

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

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

1 Postdoctoral fellowship in comparative public policy for research project “The Politics of Insecurity”

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position in comparative public policy to be based at the Department Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, as of August 1, 2021 or as agreed. For more information about the department organization, research and teaching, please visit the website

The position will be part of the Core Group “The Politics of Insecurity (POINS)”, led by professor (wsr) Peter Starke, and funded by the Velux Foundation. The Core Group POINS investigates how citizens’ rising subjective insecurity – broadly understood – is reflected in social welfare and criminal justice policymaking. The postdoctoral position will focus on policy change, especially in the Nordic countries. Please read more about the project here. The successful candidate will become a member of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS), which has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. It is a cross-disciplinary unit which includes political scientists, historians, anthropologists and literature scholars. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively take part in research seminars and other centre activities. For more information, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant
To qualify for the postdoctoral position, you must hold a PhD in political science, public policy, sociology, criminology or a related discipline, and be able to outline an individual research project that fits the overall framework of POINS. The ideal candidate for the job will have a background in comparative policy research, an interest in the topic of the project and strong methods skills. Extensive expertise in comparative research on welfare states and/or criminal justice/penal policy and proficiency in a Scandinavian language are desirable, but no precondition.

Candidates are expected to:

  • Be curious and willing to actively engage in interdisciplinary research activities,
  • Present an innovative 2-year research agenda that clearly fits into the POINS project and (quantitatively or qualitatively) examines the comparative long-term dynamics in social welfare and penal policy against the background of insecurity, preferably with a special focus on Denmark and Sweden since the 1990s,
  • Document a strong research outcome targeting international peer-reviewed journals or presses.

We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently in consultation with the project coordinator. Candidates are also expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community, be present and contribute to the academic and social environments at the department. Detailed departmental guidelines on recruitment, gender equality and the Scholarly Qualification Matrix can be found here.

The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. The department’s ambition is therefore to recruit, develop, and retain talented scholars committed to both academic excellence and departmental development. Furthermore, the department aims to employ staff that reflect the diversity of society and, thus, welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information about the position or the research project or to receive a longer project description, please contact Professor (wsr) Peter Starke: phone +45 6550 4307, e-mail starke@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.

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.

An application must include:

  • A cover letter
  • A detailed CV
  • A research agenda (max. 5 pages) for the next 2 years that describes:
    • the potential to advance the field (both empirically and theoretically),
    • the relationship to the overall aims and subprojects of the POINS core group,
    • planned national and international collaborations,
    • the potential for obtaining further external funding.
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication. NOTE: If publications have been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf and must include information like in this example. The statement is just for your inspiration.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements may be rejected without any substantive evaluation.

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 held.

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.

Send application
Deadline 2021-June-23

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Business and Social Sciences by completing the application form

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Post expires on Wednesday June 23rd, 2021

PhD position in organic thin-film devices

The Centre NanoSYD at The Mads Clausen Institute invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in the field of organic thin-film devices for photodetector applications. The position is located in Sønderborg, and the starting date is 1st of September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

About the project

The research focus of the PhD project is to develop photodetectors based on a graphene-organic semiconductor heterostructure. It will be a primarily experimental project that focuses on investigations of how the organic thin-film microstructure can be optimized for improved photodetector device performance. The project includes thin-film deposition and characterization experiments as well as device fabrication and testing.

About the candidate

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious student with a master’s degree in a field related to the PhD project topic, such as engineering or physics. The preferred candidate has experience in microfabrication techniques (in particular vacuum-based thin-film deposition), thin-film/surface characterization techniques and/or device physics and fabrication. Moreover, the preferred candidate has strong skills in communicating scientific results in English (written and spoken), can work well in a team as well as independently, and can quickly acquire new knowledge.

Research environment

The successful candidate will be affiliated with the nanoscience centre NanoSYD at the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, which is located at the Faculty of Engineering on the international campus in Sønderborg, Denmark. We offer a modern, inclusive, international and interdisciplinary working environment with state-of-the-art facilities as well as a strong tradition of international collaboration. See also www.sdu.dk/nanosyd

Contact information

For further information, please contact associate Professor Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen, e-mail: jkh@mci.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 1st of July 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 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. 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 maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • 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: 2021-07-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on Thursday July 1st, 2021

Postdoc: Motor Control and Biomechanics of Sound Production in Songbirds and Rodents

We seek multiple postdoctoral fellows to study motor control and the biomechanics of sound production in songbirds and rodents. The positions will be part of an interdisciplinary, international consortium consisting of three nodes: the Vocal Neuromechanics Lab at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU, Odense, Denmark), the Sober Lab at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) and the Complex Flow Modeling and Simulation Lab at the University of Maine (Orono, USA).  

The open positions are located in Odense, Denmark and Atlanta, USA. Each fellow will be based either in Odense, Denmark, or Atlanta, USA, but all applicants will receive mentorship from and (post-pandemic) travel between all three research nodes.  

The positions are funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (Denmark) as part of the Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme along with the National Institutes of Health (USA). They are available as of September 2021, or until filled, for a three-year period. Application deadline: 1 July 2021.

Background
Although the physics of voice production is described in humans, experimental difficulties prevent systematic investigation of voice control and associated diseases. Consequently, we lack physics-based causal models connecting neural activity to sounds produced. In contrast, in songbirds and rodents – the best animal models for speech acquisition and neuropsychiatric communicative dysfunctions – we can probe the neural circuits controlling vocal behaviour, but lack insight in how their activity is transformed into sound by their vocal organs. In this interdisciplinary project, we will use state-of-the-art techniques from neuroscience, physiology, engineering and biomechanics and integrate physics-based, computational models with novel experimental paradigms to causally link neural activity to sound production in songbirds and rodents.

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for applicants with:

• a PhD in bio-imaging, biomechanics, engineering, neuroscience, or a related field
• excellent written and oral English language communication skills

Other experiences, such as signal analysis, and/or programming (C++, Matlab, or equivalent) present a distinct advantage.

We seek scholars with one of the following distinct profiles, but possibly also other types or researchers:

  1. Experience in biomechanics. We will use combined in vitro and ex vivo approaches studying effects of muscle recruitment on sound production. Experimental techniques: high-speed imaging, 3D motion capture, muscle mechanics, kinematic analysis, mechanical tissue properties and microscopy. 
  1. Experience in micro-surgical experimental procedures. Experience with EMG implantation or other muscle (or nerve) surgery is ideal, but any kind of micro-surgical experience is a strong asset.

Our research
The Vocal Neuromechanics Lab uses a combination of experimental and computational approaches to study motor control and physical mechanisms of sound production in the vocal vertebrates. We use and develop methods from biomechanics, electrophysiology, acoustics, and behaviour at different levels of organization (cellular, whole organ, in vivo).

The Sober Lab investigates how the brain controls complex behaviours and improves motor output through practice. We use songbird and rodent species to investigate how networks of neurons and muscle fibers control vocal and forelimb behaviour, respectively. To do so, we combine behavioural manipulations, neurophysiological and muscle (EMG) recordings, and computational approaches.

The Complex Flow Modeling and Simulation Lab focuses on modelling complex flow phenomena using high-fidelity immersed boundary based computational method incorporating with massive parallel computing. Current research interests include complex biomedical, physiological and biological flows with complex, moving boundaries and flow structure interaction as well as renewable energy applications.

Contact
Please contact Dr Coen Elemans (coen@biology.sdu.dk) for more information.

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: 2021-07-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday July 1st, 2021