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University of Southern Denmark

PhD position for IFD project “GENIUS” on robotics engineering with application to Unmanned Aerial Systems and 5G

The Unmanned Aerial System Center (UAS) at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at SDU is offering a PhD position starting from 1. March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The PhD candidate will work on the GENIUS project recently funded by Innovation Fund Denmark (see https://genius.aero).

The research activities will focus on the development of UAS applications and technologies based on novel 5G UAS network services. Key topics include environmental monitoring using fully autonomous UASs; reusable software components and embedded hardware components for 5G-based communications during autonomous operations; the use of these components to implement key services such as Detect And Avoid (DAA), high-reliability positioning and support for RTK GNSS, Quality of Service (QoS) awareness; and risk assessment based on the EU SORA framework. The results will be demonstrated on a use case in collaboration with the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

The successful candidates are expected to have:

  • Master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in UAS, mobile robotics, embedded systems, or related fields.
  • Strong background in UAS technology and experience with system integration and experimental UAS applications.
  • Good programming skills (C++, Python, ROS)

Additionally, the candidate should have excellent writing skills and be able to work independently. The ideal candidate also has experience in 5G-based communications and the EU SORA framework.

The successful candidate for the position will be affiliated with the UAS center at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, the University of Southern Denmark (https://www.sdu.dk/uas).

Contact information
Further information about this position is available from Associate Professor Kjeld Jensen at email: kjen@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 16. January 2022.

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.
  • Letter of motivation (maximum one page). 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 featuring: title, aim/objective, background, expected contribution, proposed methodology, work plan, bibliography (maximum 4 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. 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. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
  • List of publications and maximum 3 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: 2022-01-16 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on søndag januar 16th, 2022

Computational Postdoc Position to Develop Advanced Computational Methods to the Epigenome of Pancreatic Islet of Langerhans

The Madsen group at the Section for Data Science and Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications from outstanding postdoc candidates who are interested in joining the team and the Islet Cartography-project in a two-year postdoc position. The position is available from 1 February 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 14 January 2022.

The Section for Data Science and Statistics
The Madsen group is currently relocating from the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU to the Section for Data Science and Statistics (DSS) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, SDU. The DSS currently hosts sixteen independent research groups focusing on various aspects of data science, including three groups working with bioinformatics and computational biology. The Section constitutes an international, ambitious, highly dynamic, and well-equipped working environment having access to state-of-the-art computing facilities, including high performance computing systems, such as ABACUS 2.0. 

In addition to the DSS, the Madsen group is a partner in ambitious national and international research centres, in which the successful candidates can actively participate and (net)work:

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease (NNFC)
The Madsen group is a partner in the Human Gene Regulation Map (HGRM), a part of the new Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease (NNFC). The HGRM is an international joint research centre between four research groups at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and four Danish research groups. The aim of HGRM is to build comprehensive maps of gene regulation in the human genome as a resource for uncovering biological mechanisms on common genetic diseases, with an initial focus on cell types relevant to cardiometabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes. We aim to combine recent advances in genomics, molecular biology, single-cell analysis, and stem cell models with approaches in computational biology and machine learning to identify fundamental rules of gene regulation.

The Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS)
The Madsen group is a partner in the Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) at University of Southern Denmark, supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. ATLAS is a national joint research centre between five research groups at the University of Southern Denmark and three research groups at the Odense University Hospital (OUH). The aim of ATLAS is to obtain systems-level, mechanistic and cell type-resolved understanding of adipose and hepatic tissue plasticity in response to diet-induced obesity and regression in mouse models; and to translate this for in-depth understanding of the functional changes in human adipose and hepatic tissues in response to severe obesity and reversal. The centre applies a combination of functional genomics approaches, including single cell sequencing, mouse models, proteomics, in vivo targeting, computational biology, and clinical studies.

Research projects and roles
As a postdoc in the Madsen group, you will be engaged in a highly ambitious project aimed at shedding new light on the regulatory and functional architecture of the human pancreatic Islets of Langerhans with the aim of furthering the understanding of how it contributes to health and disease. You will interact and collaborate closely with other researchers in the Madsen group as well as with members of the other research groups within the DSS, the department and the research centres. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing new computational methods to impute and deconvolve bulk and single cell epigenomes using statistics and machine learning methods. Hands-on experience with applied machine learning, bioinformatics, and statistical programming (R or python) is considered an advantage.

Qualifications/requirements
We are looking for highly motivated, dedicated, and ambitious candidates with:
• A PhD degree in Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a closely related field.
• Documented experience with statistical programming (e.g. R, Python, or both).
• Documented experience with -omics data analysis (e.g. single-cell RNA-seq).
• Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment.
• Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Experience with applied machine learning and/or linear algebra (e.g. NMF) is considered an advantage.

We offer:
• A two-year postdoc position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment.
• Access to state-of-the-art equipment, 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 Assistant Professor Jesper Grud Skat Madsen  (jgsm@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). 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: 2022-01-14 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on fredag januar 14th, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The focus will be on following activities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information
Further information is available from

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is 1st of February 2022.

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

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

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

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 2022-02-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

Post Doc at the CIE

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 2 year positions as PostDoc in the area of Power Electronics and their applications. The position is located at the section Electrical Engineering in Sønderborg within the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE). Starting date is February 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible.

Sønderborg is an international campus with students from more than 60 nationalities. The Faculty of Engineering is represented by the Department of mechanical and electrical engineering (DME). Recently, in a partnership with local actors, the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) has been founded, which is part of the section Electrical Engineering at DME.

The task portfolio of the PostDoc will be linked to one main project and several smaller 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 the field of power electronics especially in the field of motor integrated drives.

Job description

  • You will conduct research in the field of power electronics. The focus will be on hardware design striving for the highest power density by considering all related subsystems (gate driver, cooling, power semiconductors capacitors, motor).
  • You will apply simulation and design tools, build demonstrators and verify your simulation by experimental measurements.
  • You will participate in planning, execution and documentation of projects with industrial partner
  • You will be involved in the daily supervision of PhD, Master and Bachelor students that perform research on similar topic.
  • 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 PhD degree in Power Electronics or related fields.
  • You have experience in hardware design and measurements
  • You have published in high-impact conferences and journals in the field of power electronic devices, reliability, gate drivers electrical engineering and simulation.
  • 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.
  • A track record in participating in national and/or European research projects is a plus.

The position is limited in time for 2 years. 

For information about the Department of Mechanical and Electrical engineering, which encompasses SDU Electrical Engineering please see https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/ime-mekanik-elektronik

For specific information on section and centre, please visit www.sdu.dk/ee and www.sdu.dk/cie. You are also welcome to contact the Head of the CIE, Associate Professor Thomas Ebel (ebel@sdu.dk,  +45 93 50 72 05) for further information.

Applicants will be informed of this assessment. Qualified applicants may be called for interview.

Applications must be submitted online by 16.01.2022 using the link below.

Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. The application has to state the desired type of position.

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

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

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 2022-01-16 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on søndag januar 16th, 2022

PhD position – Refining the Inclusion of the Temporal Dimensions in Life Cycle Assessment Based Decision Support

SDU Life Cycle Engineering at the Department of Green Technology invites applications for a PhD position within the life cycle assessment (LCA) discipline.   

Creating a sustainable future requires a holistic insight and understanding of the long-term interactions of technologies and other systems within the world on a global scale. Our goal is to develop the knowledge and methods for achieving this insight. We offer the opportunity to work in cross-disciplinary projects in the areas of application of LCA for high-quality temporally dependent decision support. 

The position is available from 15. January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description
The PhD research to be conducted during the PhD will take it’s origin in several national and international research projects. The common denominator of the projects is the temporal aspect and its implication on retrospective/prospective system comparison in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Topics of the research to be conducted will include coupling of LCA and consensus-based future scenarios for evaluating future/historical performance of large-scale systems. The candidate will gain expert knowledge in temporally dependent LCA, as well as communicating related findings in a way that is intuitive and applicable in an interdisciplinary context and by different end users.

The successful candidates will be affiliated with SDU Life Cycle Engineering at the Department of Green Technology, University of Southern Denmark which is located at the Faculty of Engineering on the international campus in Odense, Denmark.

Project context
The PhD candidate will work on several research projects, which all address the temporal aspect of LCA as a generic theme, as well as the communication and implementation of the results towards relevant stakeholders.

The main project has a historical perspective, quantifying the Danish climate burden under the industrial revolution, and comparing this to the current status quo.

A second project supports a joint business venture, where goal is to improve the attractiveness and availability of circular construction materials. Through LCA and future scenario analysis, the possible outcomes of circular economy will be assessed and communicated.

A third project aims to quantify the environmental impact savings from a new type of synthetic jet fuel currently in development.

The main tasks of the PhD candidate are:

  • Introduction of consistent future scenario modelling in LCA
  • Development of temporal dependent inventory analysis and impact assessment
  • Quantification and communication of multi-scenario multi-scale LCA results

Qualifications
The successful candidate has a master degree environmental/sustainable engineering, environmental science or an associated area and has ideally experience in combining environmental and economic assessments for deriving decision support relevant for industry and/or academia.

The required qualifications are:

  • A master degree or similar (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in a field relevant/close to the core topic of the PhD
  • Experience in interdisciplinary project work as well as LCA or similar projects in collaboration with industry
  • Written and spoken language proficiency in English

Supplementary qualifications include:

  • Danish language proficiency (not a requirement, but will be considered an advantage)
  • Programming skills
  • Basic understanding of civil engineering, engineering design, e.g. in the built environment
  • Knowledge within innovation and business
  • Experience in scientific publishing
  • Experience in working on LCA related commercial projects
  • Experience with consequential LCA inventory modeling
Contact information
Further information about this position is available from Professor WSR, Morten Birkved, e-mail: morb@igt.sdu.dk, phone: (+45) 6550 7636.   

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 13. December, 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 personal application. Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  • 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.
  • 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: 2021-12-13 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on mandag december 13th, 2021

Postdoc Position in Privacy-aware Federated Machine Learning for Clinical Data REANNOUNCEMENT

At the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark, the Computational Biology group chaired by Associate Professor Richard Röttger invites applications for a postdoctoral position for the creation of a federated machine learning infrastructure for sensitive clinical data to be filled as soon as possible. The position will initially be for a period of one year, extendable for up to three years.

A large roadblock of medical research is the difficult access to sensitive data and therefore hinders the training of complex and powerful machine learning concepts. This issue is amplified when considering rare diseases with low incidence numbers per hospital. The aim is to utilize the scattered data across Europe and make these data treasures amenable for machine learning.

To that end, we will design and implement a federated metadata repository which allows the identification and selection of suitable patients across the data site without the need of ever transferring sensitive information. Federated algorithms can subsequently be trained on the defined cohorts, again without sensitive data leaving the safe harbour of storage. Additionally, it is required ensure the compatibility and interoperability of the data at the different sites by developing complex data homogenization and standardization pipelines which can flexibly be deployed and adjusted to the requirements of the data holding sites.

The successful candidate will be part of a large European endeavour Screen4Care and work in a dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary environment. Screen4Care is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative in a public/private partnership between numerous, high-profile research institutes and the EFPIA. The overall vision of Screen4Care is to shorten the path to rare disease diagnosis; the envisioned federated algorithms and infrastructure is one key aspect of fulfilling this vision.

Within SDU, the candidate will be embedded in a highly international and powerful consortium as a member of the Computational Biology group which 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 computing facilities optimized for deep learning and distributed computing. 

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 the development and maintenance of compute infrastructures and data homogenization, preferably in the area of clinical science. Expertise in data science and machine learning, as well as computer security and data privacy, are welcome.

Place of work:
Computational Biology Group (Associate Professor Richard Röttger, roettger@imada.sdu.dk), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, located at the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

This position is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no 101034427 by and between the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) and SDU and thereby funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Richard Röttger, e-mail: roettger@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). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest and must include the following documents:
• 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 (if available). 
• A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate
• At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers.

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 considering applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Please take a look at the webpage from our International Staff Office (ISO) at The University of Southern Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-12-12 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on søndag december 12th, 2021

PhD Research Fellow in Experimental Quantum Metasurfaces

The Centre for Nano Optics (www.sdu.dk/nano-optics) at the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, in Odense seeks a suitable candidate for a 3-year position as PhD Research Fellow within the area of Experimental Quantum Metasurfaces with the expected starting date: February 1, 2022. The position is supported by the Villum Young Investigator project (2021-2025) awarded to Assistant Prof. Fei Ding. For more information on the project, see https://veluxfoundations.dk/en/19-new-villum-young-investigators-in-2021.

The proposed project is concerned with experimental investigations and theoretical studies of possibilities for the realization of quantum metasurfaces implemented by integrating quantum emitters based on nano-diamonds containing color centers with optical metasurfaces, with the overall goal being to generate and manipulate compact and high-performance quantum sources at room temperature.

The project goals include the development of analytical approaches, computational tools, and experimental (fabrication and characterization) techniques for the realization of quantum metasurfaces implemented with optical metasurfaces integrated with nano-diamonds containing color centers as well as the contribution to further progress in the understanding of physical mechanisms involved in nanoscale light-matter interactions at the single-photon level. The overarching goal is to realize fast compact and efficient quantum sources at room temperature, enabling the efficient on-demand generation of single photons with arbitrary wavefronts and the realization of robust on-chip sources of entangled photons. 

Potential candidates for the 3-year PhD-scholarship are expected to have a relevant MSc degree and experimental skills in at least one of the following areas: nanofabrication, advanced electromagnetic modelling with metasurfaces and quantum emitters, and optical characterization of plasmon-based metasurfaces operating in visible and near-infrared wavelength ranges.

Candidates should motivate their application in a cover letter.

Contact information
For more detailed information regarding the research planned please contact:

Professor Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, phone: +4565507341; e-mail: seib@mci.sdu.dk,

Assistant Professor & Villum Young Investigator Fei Ding, phone: +4565507442; e-mail: feid@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 December 8, 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.
  • Cover letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question. 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.
  • 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: 2021-12-08 at 23:59

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Post expires on onsdag december 8th, 2021

PhD Position in Real-world Application of Swarm Robotics at the University of Southern Denmark

The University of Southern Denmark invites applications from qualified candidates for one (or more) fully funded 3-year PhD position in the field of swarm robotics for real-world applications. The starting date is spring 2022 (details will be arranged with the successful candidate). The position is based in Odense, Denmark and will be hosted by the SDU Biorobotics unit and the SDU Unmanned Aerial Systems Center of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, however, the student is expected to work in close collaboration with academic partners from Aalborg University and Copenhagen Business School, and industrial partners Agro Intelligence ApS, Robotto ApS, and the Danish Technological Institute. 

About the PhD project
Large-scale multi-robot systems, or robot swarms, have numerous potential real-world applications, such as search and rescue (industrial partner Robotto Co ApS) and farming (industrial partner Agro Intelligence ApS). It is, however, still unclear how human operators can effectively engage and control systems composed of multiple autonomous robots, especially in unstructured and outdoor environments. The PhD project will be carried out in the context of the project “Human-AI collaboration: Engaging and controlling swarms of Robots and Drones” funded by Digital Research Center Denmark and the Innovation Fund Denmark. The project focus is on key challenges in multi-robot collaboration, and on the design and evaluation of technological solutions that enable end-users to effectively engage and control autonomous multi-robot systems. The successful candidate will conduct basic research on abstractions, algorithms, and artificial intelligence as well as practical case study-based research involving digital prototypes and the industrial partners’ robotic hardware. The candidate will work closely with other PhD students, senior researchers, experts from industry, and end-users. 

About the Candidate 
We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, and ambitious student with a good command of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The candidate should have a master’s degree in engineering, computer science or a related field, a genuine interest in interdisciplinary research and a drive to bring multi-robot systems to real-world application. The candidate should have solid experience in programming and robotics. The ideal candidate should have a commitment to basic science and experience with relevant experimental work. Also, the ideal candidate is competent to acquire skills to conduct high-quality research and present and publish the outcome of the project at international conferences and in scientific journals.

The Research Units
The SDU Biorobotics unit and the SDU Unmanned Aerial Systems Center are both part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at the University of Southern Denmark. SDU Biorobotics’ current research program focuses, inter alia, on bio-inspired and biomimetic robotics, in which Nature’s exploitation of unconventional principles is of considerable interest. The SDU Unmanned Aerial Systems Center focuses on research, education, innovation, and collaboration in the UAS domain for the benefit of society.

The research environment in both units is international and the daily language is English.

Contact information
For information please contact Professor Anders Lyhne Christensen (email: andc@mmmi.sdu.dk) or Professor Ulrik Pagh Schultz (ups@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 31.01.2022.

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 two 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: 2022-01-31 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on mandag januar 31st, 2022

Postdoc in Computational Chemistry

The research team led by Erik Hedegård at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (Odense) invites applications for a postdoc position. Projects can be either focused on applying quantum-mechanical methods to uncover the mechanism of bio-inorganic catalysts for C–H activation or development of quantum chemical methods for transition metals. The latter will be with particular focus on methods for larger systems, e.g. proteins, enzymes, condensed phases or materials.

We are looking for outstanding and highly-motivated candidates with a PhD degree in chemistry (or equivalent), preferably with specialization in physical and theoretical chemistry. The selected candidate will join a dynamic and curiosity-driven research group and is expected to work in close collaboration with other research teams both at the department and internationally.

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy offers a stimulating research environment, with research topics ranging from drug-discovery, bio-inorganic and bio-organic synthetic chemistry to material science.

The appointment will be for one year (with the possibility for extension). The exact starting date is flexible, but expected to be 1 March 2022 at the latest. Funding for travel to conferences, workshops summer schools is available. Application deadline: 1 January 2022.

Prospective candidates are required to include at least two letters of recommendation along with a motivation letter (one page) in their application.

For any further questions please contact: Erik Hedegård, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark or by e-mail to: erdh@sdu.dk.

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.

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 motivation letter
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• At least two letters of recommendation. 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 to be considered.

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: 2022-01-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on lørdag januar 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellows in Quantum Mathematics

The Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark  (SDU) invites applications for a number of two-to-three year positions as postdoctoral fellow with emphasis on pure mathematics with relations to quantum theory. 

There are several funding sources available at the centre, both from European and Danish sources, including the ERC-Synergy Grant “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory (ReNewQuantum)” with Corresponding PI and QM director Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen and the VILLUM Investigator grant “Mathematics of the open topological string” led by Professor Vivek Shende. 

The targeted starting date of the position is 1 August 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline is 15 December 2021.  

We are not permitted to directly contact your academic references under any circumstances, so please ensure that their letters have reached us by the deadline. The application requirements are detailed at the end of this advertisement.  

The QM centre is located at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science on the international campus in Odense, Denmark. QM is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics.

Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

We are seeking candidates with a strong research background in pure mathematics, e.g. algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, algebraic topology, complex geometry, quantum topology, geometric analysis, operator algebra, number theory or mathematical physics, but also within the field of applications of pure mathematics in the study of biology, in particular macro-molecular folding and pure mathematics’ applications in big data analysis.

Job description / requirements
A successful candidate will drive internationally competitive research collaborating with the world community in the field. The candidate is expected to contribute to QM’s excellent research and teaching environment. The candidate must have a PhD degree in mathematics or theoretical physics. Furthermore the candidates must have an emerging research track in the field. We are seeking highly motivated candidates, who work and communicate well in an international team. The candidates must be able to carry out independent and rigorous work at top international level.

Contact information
Further information is available from the Head of the Centre, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen  (qm@sdu.dk) and Professor Vivek Shende  (vivek@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 including the required attachments must be in English.
The application must include the following:
• A detailed curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• Certificates/diplomas (MSc and PhD) – Danish or English.
• Research statement.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Letters of recommendation, if any, should be submitted directly to anc@sdu.dk mentioning your 
name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline to be considered.

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. 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.

We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants considering applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Please take a look at the webpage from our International Staff Office (ISO) at The University of Southern Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-12-15 at 23:59

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Post expires on onsdag december 15th, 2021