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University of Southern Denmark

Computational PhD Position to Investigate Transcriptional Regulation in Embryonic Stem Cells Using Single-cell Genomics

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD position in areas of transcriptional regulation, single-cell genomics, stem cell and systems biology at the Functional Genomics and Metabolism Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). You will be part of Natarajan Lab investigating transcriptional regulation in embryonic stem cells, using state-of-art bulk and single-cell methods. Application deadline: 20 September 2019.

Project and job description
The PhD student will analyze large-scale single-cell transcriptomics and epigenomics data from different stages of embryonic development and adult tissues (both mouse and human). The project aims to identify and characterize novel cell cycle and cell-state regulators from single-cell genomics data, for in vivo validation. The candidate is expected to analyze a variety of bulk and single-cell functional genomics data (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq etc. and multi-omics data) and perform integrative analysis.
We are a young, inter-disciplinary, international team (started in 2018) of experimental and computational biologists (one postdoc, one PhD and two master students) working on different aspects of single-cell biology, embryonic development and computational method development. We closely collaborate with international and national researchers. The candidate is expected to learn and draw from the expertise within the group, unit and department.
Qualifications:
• Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Omics or equivalent field. Candidates with a degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or relevant fields would be also considered, if they can demonstrate strong technical and computational competence.
• Strong expertise and competence in programming (Python, R, machine learning).
• Experience in analyzing bulk/single-cell genomics data and applied statistics.
• We expect the applicants to be ambitious and independent, while collaboratively working within interdisciplinary environment.
• The applicant must have good organization and communication skills with proficiency in written and spoken English.

Further information and informal queries can be addressed to Assistant Professor Kedar Natarajan (knn@bmb.sdu.dk) or Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.

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

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

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

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

Application must be in English and made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV with summarised education, positions, work experience and personal contact information. CV should also include details of minimum two referees, including their full name, address and phone number.
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
•  List of any publications
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 20 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday September 20th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Nitrogen Cycling

The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a position as Postdoc in marine biogeochemistry. The position is available from 1 January 2020 and is offered for two years. Application deadline: 20 September 2019. 

The position is associated with a project investigating the pivotal role of nitrite in controlling recycling versus loss in the marine nitrogen cycle in oceanic oxygen minimum zones. This interdisciplinary project will take advantage of recent technological advances in in-situ technology and molecular techniques. Our overarching aim is to identify the organisms and pathways involved in nitrite oxidation and their distributions, allowing us to assess the role of nitrite oxidation in the marine nitrogen cycle today and in the future.

The research objectives of this position include the quantification of rates and elucidation of pathways of nitrite oxidation in oxygen minimum zone waters. Experimental techniques will include the application of stable isotopes as process tracers both in-situ and in laboratory settings. Hence, we seek a candidate with a background in biogeochemistry or related fields, who has an aptitude for experimental investigations and fieldwork and an interest in instrument development. The selected candidate will be part of an international team of biogeochemists and microbial ecologists and work closely together with other colleagues in the Nordcee research group at the Department of Biology.

For further information please contact Laura Bristow (lbristow@biology.sdu.dk) or Bo Thamdrup (bot@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: 20 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday September 20th, 2019

Postdoc in thyroid cancer and multiple endocrine neoplasia

The Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (ORL) Research Unit, Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for a position as part time postdoc (20%) in the field of thyroid cancer and multiple endocrine neoplasia to be filled from 1st of October 2019 to 30th of September 2021.

Current research lines of the Research Unit of ORL are: Epidemiological and interventional research in the fields of:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Laryngology and phoniatrics
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Audiology and otology
  • Vascular malformations
  • Chronical rhino-sinusitis

Research profile and tasks:

It will be expected that the new postdoc develops her/his research area in collaboration with the above-mentioned research areas. Furthermore, he/she will be expected to be project supervisor for a PhD-student doing research in the field of thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia.

Also, it will be expected that the postdoc is willing to join a PhD-supervisor course and to take over teaching lessons for the head of research when needed.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

• a PhD degree in thyroid cancer
• a broad multidisciplinary national and international network
experience with national and international collaboration
• international peer-reviewed articles in the field of thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia

Further information can be obtained from the ORL Research Unit, professor and head of research Christian Godballe, telephone +45 6550 2800, mobile +45 2330 3837, e-mail cgodballe@health.sdu.dk or from research secretary Vibeke Bennedsen, telephone +45 6542 1809, e-mail Vibeke.bennedsen@rsyd.dk.

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

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

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

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

Further particulars concerning the application – please see the link below.

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

Further details:

Read the guideline for applicants

Deadline: 15 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Postdoc position in ontology design for the digital energy ecosystem

Center for Energy Informatics at University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 2 years postdoc position. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

About the position
The research focus of the postdoc position is to develop ontologies for the digital energy ecosystem to facilitate the digitalization of the energy sector. The research will focus on the characteristics of the digital energy ecosystem, and the internal and external factors that impact the digital energy ecosystem.

About the research environment
Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative solutions that can facilitate the global transition towards a sustainable energy system.

About the candidate
We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious candidate with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The preferable candidate has knowledge of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and object-oriented programming.

Contact information

Further information is available from Head of Centre, Professor, PhD, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, bnj@mmmi.sdu.dk

Requirements for the position
Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level in engineering or natural science.

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor. The expert assessor may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment panel.

An interview might be part of the assessment process.

Conditions of employment
Employment as a postdoc is temporary. The employment 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 (start salary amounts to approx. 4.500,- EURO per months incl. supplements).

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 must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. The faculty expects applicants to read the SDU guidelines for applicants.

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 pdf 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 letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – iDanish or English transcripts
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching Portfolio
  • References from PhD supervisors and fellow researchers
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have publications. Please attach one pdf file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf file
  • Other relevant qualifications 

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: 2 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

PhD scholarship in ontology design for the digital energy ecosystem

Center for Energy Informatics at University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

About the PhD project
The research focus of the PhD is to develop ontologies for the digital energy ecosystem to facilitate the digitalization of the energy sector. The PhD research will focus on the characteristics of the digital energy ecosystem, and the internal and external factors that impact the digital energy ecosystem.

About the research environment
Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative solutions that can facilitate the global transition towards a sustainable energy system.

About the candidate
We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious student with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The preferable candidate has knowledge of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and object-oriented programming.

Contact information
Further information is available from Head of Centre, Professor, PhD, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, bnj@mmmi.sdu.dk.

Important information before applying
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. If at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a master’s degree, a letter from the master thesis supervisor attesting to the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements). Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

An employed PhD fellow cannot have other paid work during the employment.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

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.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. 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 must be in English and all non-Danish documents must be translated into English. All files must be uploaded as pdf files.

The applications 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. Upload in the field called “Project description”
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams in professional English translation or in Danish
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload as pdf file named ‘Grade point average’ in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload as pdf file named ‘Grading scheme’ in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • The brief research plan mentioned above. Upload in the field called “Other relevant material”
  • References, 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 shortlisting is used, only shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Deadline: 2 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

PhD scholarship in digital twin of the smart energy ecosystem

Center for Energy Informatics at University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in collaboration with the Sino-Danish Center in Beijing, China. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible in 2019, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

About the PhD project

The research focus of the PhD is to develop a digital twin of the smart energy ecosystem for facilitating industrial consumers’ engagement in the sustainable energy market transformation. The PhD research will focus on the transformation of the Danish and Chinese energy markets.

About the research environment

Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative solutions that can facilitate the global transition towards a sustainable energy system.

The Sino-Danish Center is part of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and facilitates collaboration between Danish and Chinese researchers. Research at the Sino-Danish Center focuses on the energy challenges the world are facing.

The PhD project is part of the Sino-Danish Center’s Sustainable Energy Systems program and will include a research stay in Beijing of 9 months.

About the candidate

We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious student with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The preferable candidate has a master’s degree in engineering or natural science.

Contact information
Further information is available from Head of Centre, Professor, PhD, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, bnj@mmmi.sdu.dk.

Important information before applying
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. If at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a master’s degree, a letter from the master thesis supervisor attesting to the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.

According to the Partnership agreement between University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Danish Universities, PhD students from China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao) must be enrolled through University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and are therefore not eligible for this position.

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements). Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

An employed PhD fellow cannot have other paid work during the employment.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

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.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. 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 must be in English and all non-Danish documents must be translated into English. All files must be uploaded as pdf files.

The applications 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. Upload in the field called “Project description”
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams in professional English translation or in Danish
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload as pdf file named ‘Grade point average’ in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload as pdf file named ‘Grading scheme’ in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • References, 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 shortlisting is used, only shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Deadline: 2 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

PhD Position in Neuroproteomics and Brain Organoids

Title: Revealing key signalling pathways underlying synaptic transmission in brain organoids.

Background:
Recently, the possibility to differentiate hiPSCs into organized 3D structures, brain organoids or mini-brains, has provided an efficient tool to study neuronal development using more mature neurons. Brain organoids are formed by cellular self-organization of neurons and astrocytes, resulting in the formation of distinct and interdependent brain regions ex vivo. Moreover, cerebral organoids developed over extended periods exhibit active neuronal networks, including the formation of organized and active synapses. The cellular diversity and 3D organization observed in brain organoids represent an advantage for modelling complex interactions observed in the neural microenvironment, including synaptic transmission in synaptosomes.

The project aims at developing and implementing brain organoids protocols and use the brain organoids to develop methods for characterization of synaptic transmission in neurons in the brain organoids using quantitative proteomics, PTMomics (modification specific proteomics), bioinformatics and imaging, followed by molecular and cellular biological follow-up studies.
Location of the project:
The project is located in the research group of Professor Martin R. Larsen, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark.

The Larsen research group is part of the Protein Research Group (PRG) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, Denmark. Odense is located only about one hour from the main capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. The PRG was founded 44 years ago by the recognized protein and biological mass spectrometry researcher Professor Peter Roepstorff and is internationally recognized for their contributions within biological mass spectrometry, proteomics, biomedical research and clinical proteomics. Today the PRG consists of a large research environment with nine individual research groups and more than 60 scientists, postdocs and students who share facilities and research environment. The PRG has a fantastic student environment with many multicultural inputs.
The PRG has the newest mass spectrometers for biological mass spectrometry applications including two Fusion Lumos, three Q-Exactive HF and one Q-Exactive HFX. In addition, the PRG has a large fully equipped protein chemistry/proteomics laboratory, cell laboratory facilities and bioinformatics that will be available for the present project.

The Larsen group has for the past 20 years developed a large number of methods for assessment of PTMs in proteomics, including the Titanium Dioxide method (Larsen MR et al., Mol. Cell. Proteomics 2005) used by many research groups worldwide for isolation of phosphorylated peptides for characterization of signal transduction pathways in mammalian systems. The Larsen group’s research focus is centered on investigation of the role of PTMs in system biology and biomedicine and development of new innovative methods for assessment of PTMs in biological samples. The Larsen group has a significant amount of national and international collaborations and is publishing in higher ranging journals.

Professor Larsen is furthermore head of the Centre for Clinical Proteomics (CCP) in Odense which is a collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark and the Odense University Hospital. Through CCP we have access to a large number of patient cohorts and human clinical samples.
Qualifications:
A successful candidate should preferentially have a Master’s or Honours degree, or equivalent (possibility for a 4+4 PhD) in cell biology, molecular biology, proteomics or a related field and should be highly motivated and innovative. A candidate with significant experience in brain organoids, functional proteomics, post-translational modification analysis, LC-based mass spectrometry and bioinformatics is preferable. Excellent communication and writing skills and an ability to interact socially and scientifically with other laboratory members and collaborators are essential.
Application deadline: 3 September 2019.
For further information please contact Professor Martin R. Larsen, PhD, e-mail: mrl@bmb.sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.

Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three (students who have completed their MSc) or four years (students who have not yet completed their MSc). Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

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

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

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

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 3 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday September 3rd, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Political Communication at the Centre for Journalism, SDU

Do you want research education as a salaried and institutionally supported PhD student? The Centre for Journalism at the Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for a three-year PhD scholarship as of November 1, 2019, or as agreed.

The PhD position is embedded in the research program “The Perception and Communication of Risks of Pesticides and Biocides”. Professor David Hopmann is principal investigator of the project, funded by a grant from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency. The project’s goals are a) delivering a detailed mapping of the scope and antecedents of (mis)perceptions about pesticides and biocides; and b) developing communication strategies on how to convey new information on the use and risks of pesticides so that negative consequences of possible misperceptions can be minimized. A short version of the research program can be read here. For further information, please contact PI David Hopmann (for contact details, see below).

The hired PhD student will work at the Centre for Journalism together with the principal investigator and other staff members. The PhD student is expected to participate in the Centre’s as well as the entire department’s various activities and spend regular hours at the office in Odense. The Centre has a strong international profile in journalism studies and political communication research. In recent years, the centre has managed to attract young academic staff from, for example, the Netherlands, Germany, Palestine, China, and Greece. Furthermore, the centre is a cross-disciplinary unit, and the successful applicant is expected to be open to other disciplines. For a more information about the Centre, please visit the website.

Motivated applications are invited from candidates holding a master’s degree in relevant fields, for instance journalism studies, communication, political science, or sociology.

To qualify for a PhD scholarship, you must have a high academic level and be able to outline an original research design elaboration within the overall program (see below). We are looking for applicants possessing personal qualities such as curiosity and a strong desire to understand and solve societal challenges. You must be able work independently and—in consultation with the PhD supervisor—prioritize the different aspects of your work. Finally, applicants are expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community (your supervisor, the centre, and the department will support you in this).

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 candidates regardless of personal background.

Requirements and program structure

When enrolled as a PhD student, you must draw up and follow an individual PhD plan including PhD courses, seminars and participation in conferences and workshops. In addition, you will obtain teaching experience and competences in other forms of communication and presentation. The entire program—including the research project, PhD courses, and teaching obligations—must be completed in three years. The scholarship carries a monthly salary including pension plus office facilities and financial support for conference travels and research visits abroad. Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Please note that the successful applicant will spend 6 months as a visiting PhD student at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry of the State University of New York (with project team member Assistant Professor Silje Kristiansen).

If selected for the position, you will be enrolled in the PhD program in Political Science, Journalism, or Social Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a relevant master’s degree (the 5+3 program).

For further information about the PhD program or the research project, please contact PhD coordinator and Principal Investigator, Professor David Hopmann, tel. +45 6550 2464, e-mail dnh@sam.sdu.dk.

For further information about the Centre for Journalism, please contact Head of Center, Professor Peter Bro tel. +45 6550 2801, e-mail ppe@journalism.sdu.dk.

Application and assessment process

An application must include:

  • Application form
  • A max five pages (12,000 characters including spaces, bibliography etc.) long elaboration on how to address, in terms of research design and methods, the research questions outlined in the research program “The Perception and Communication of Risks of Pesticides and Biocides”. This discussion must be anonymized, i.e. it may not reveal your name or identity in any way. The total number of characters must be stated on the first page of the discussion
  • An abstract for the above discussion of no more than 250 words, to be submitted on a separate sheet/page
  • A short letter of motivation
  • A detailed CV (max 2 pages)
  • A copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results
  • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination, or scientific publications, if applicable

Reference letters are not needed.

All documents in languages other than Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, or German must be translated into English. The discussion, discussion abstract, letter of motivation, and CV must be written in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish.

If you do not adhere to the above-mentioned specifications, your application may be rejected without further assessment. The department reserves the right to arrive at a decision solely based on the material submitted.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Shortlisted applications will be assessed by an internal committee. The discussion will be assessed anonymously, to avoid any unconscious bias. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, you will be emailed the part of the evaluation that concerns yourself and you will know if you are deemed qualified for the position or not. The assessment report is subsequently forwarded to the Head of Department who assembles an appointment committee and determines if one or more of the qualified applicants should be invited to a job interview. The appointment committee will manage and complete job interviews and advise the Head of Department on which candidate(s) should be offered appointment.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. 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: 2 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday September 2nd, 2019

Postdoc in movement practicing and affectivity

The Research Unit of Movement, Culture and Society (MoCS), Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, invites applications for a position as postdoc in movement practicing and affectivity to be filled from 15 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter and for a period of 6 months.

The position will hold the possibility of prolongation involving an increased obligation concerning teaching responsibility.

MoCS works with humanities and social science research. MOVEMENT is at the heart of the unit’s understanding of human life as well as the CULTURAL and SOCIETAL relationships that shape and frame human development. MoCS conducts research on and with people. This research is strongly based on empirical approaches to the analysis of different levels and forms of movement.

– With a strong interdisciplinary profile MoCS contributes to phenomenological clarifications and understandings of the fundamental importance of movement to embodiment, consciousness and interpersonal relationships.

– With cultural theoretical approaches, MoCS involves in critical analysis of current movement cultures and health understandings. Some of these analyses include historical-sociological approaches.

The postdoc will be expected to participate in the project: “Being moved to move – clarifying affectivity dimensions in movement practices”. The project focuses on affectivity as an embodied aspect of our involvement in movement practices. Affectivity is understood as our embodied capacity to be affected and touched in a meaningful way. A capacity, which in accordance with our sensorimotor system, works in extended ways and can be environmentally supported. Concretely and in selected fields of practices, counting dance, yoga, boxing, parkour and eSports, MoCS investigate affective aspects that characterize the ways we are involved and caught up in the practice. 

The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD degree and to be able to present a research plan detailing ideas and plans for her/his future research work as part of the MoCS project (max 2 pages).

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Research Unit, associate professor, Susanne Ravn, telephone +45 6550 3468, e-mail sravn@health.sdu.dk or from the Head of the Department Jørgen Povlsen, telephone +45 6550 3451, email jpovlsen@health.sdu.dk.

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

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

• an application
• a detailed CV (max. 3 pages)
• degree certificates (inclusive of PhD-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• 3 scientific publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work as part of the MoCS project (max 2 pages). 

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

Applications may be shortlisted.

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

Deadline: 31 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019

PhD Scholarship for project: Enter Donor Groups: Analyzing the Impact of a New Class of Political Groups

Do you want a research education as a salaried and institutionally supported PhD student? The Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for a PhD scholarship within Political Science as of February 1, 2020. For more information about the department organisation, research and teaching, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant and PhD project proposal
To qualify for the PhD scholarship, you must have a high academic level, substantial training in political science, and be able to outline an individual research project embedded in the larger project “Enter Donor Groups: Analyzing the Impact of a New Class of Political Groups”. The overall project is led by professor Michael Baggesen Klitgaard and is funded by a grant from the Danish Research Council. The project analyses implications of the emergence of a new class of political groups and conducts comparative political analyses of tax policymaking to answer the research questions.

We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently and – in consultation with the PhD supervisor – prioritize between aspects of the work as a PhD candidate. 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.

When preparing your PhD project proposal, you are strongly advised to familiarize yourself with the project and to consult the general guidelines for preparing a project proposal at the PhD School’s webpage. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the departments’ Scholarly Qualification Matrix.

As a PhD Student, you will become a member of the department’s welfare and public policy unit that has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. Affiliated researchers cover topics such as the politics of welfare state reform, the political challenges of population aging, migration, and growing economic disparities. It is a cross-disciplinary unit, and the successful candidate is expected to be open to other disciplines. For a more information please visit the website.

The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. The department’s ambition is 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 welcomes applications from candidates regardless of personal background.

Requirements and programme structure
PhD candidates follow an individual PhD plan including course work, conference participation, and teaching. One semester is typically spent at another research institution – often abroad. The scholarship carries a monthly salary including pension plus office facilities and financial support for conference travels and research visits abroad. Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

If selected for the position(s), you will be enrolled in the PhD programme in Political Science, Journalism, or Social Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a master’s degree (the 5+3 programme). Candidates who, in addition to their bachelor’s degree, expect to have passed 60 ECTS of their master’s programme by February 1, 2020 are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship within the 4+4 programme.

A 5+3 PhD programme spans over three years (fully salaried) while the 4+4 programme runs for a period of four years. If enrolled in the 4+4 programme, your will be enrolled in the PhD programme and the master’s programme parallel to each other. During this period, the pay will consist of the Danish Student Allowance (SU) – if you are entitled to it – and a supplementary salary for job assignments. After completing the master’s degree, you will enter a fully salaried PhD scholarship for the remaining two years. Employment as a salaried PhD student is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5-protocol on PhD Research Fellows.

For further information about the PhD programme, please contact PhD coordinator, Professor David Hopmann, tel. +45 6550 2464, e-mail dnh@sam.sdu.dk.

For further information about the research project, please contact Professor Michael Baggesen Klitgaard phone +45 4022 7649, e-mail mbk@sam.sdu.dk.

Application and assessment process
An application must include:

  • Application form
  • A project proposal of no more than 12,000 characters in total, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc. The project description must be anonymized, i.e. it may not reveal your name or identity in any way. The total number of characters including spaces of the project description must be stated on the first page of the project description.
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words, to be submitted on a separate sheet/page.
  • A detailed CV (max. 2 pages)
  • A copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results. In case of a 4+4 enrolment, a copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate and a transcript of you master’s level examination results must be included.
  • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination, or scientific publication, if applicable.
  • Reference letters are not needed.

All documents in languages other than Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, or German must be translated into English. The project proposal, project abstract, CV, and the motivated suggestion for a supervisor must be written in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish.

If you do not adhere to the above-mentioned specifications, your application may be rejected without further assessment. The department reserves the right to arrive at a decision solely based on the material submitted.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Shortlisted applications will be assessed by an internal committee. The project description is assessed anonymously to avoid any unconscious bias. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, you will be emailed the part of the evaluation that concerns yourself and you will know if you are deemed qualified for the position or not. The assessment report is subsequently forwarded to the Head of Department who assembles an appointment committee and determines if one or more of the qualified applicants should be invited to a job interview. The appointment committee will manage and complete job interviews and advise the Head of Department on which candidate(s) should be offered appointment.

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: 15 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Tuesday October 15th, 2019

PhD research fellow in chronic inflammatory diseases

A position as PhD research fellow is available in the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, Odense and at the University Hospital of Southern Jutland, Aaabenraa, within the following PhD project: “Prognostic factors and personalized medicine in chronic inflammatory diseases (CID); a prospective cohort study on factors predicting treatment response (BELIEVE)“. The position is to be filled by September 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: July 29, 2019.

PhD enrolment at the Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU, is a prerequisite for the employment.

You will be the principle person for coordinating the activities between the hospital departments for the recruitment and planning the research activities. You will be affiliated to the Department of Molecular Medicine and the University Hospital of Southern Jutland experiencing both a hospital research as well as a university research environment. You will be part of a small, ambitious, research team with various backgrounds (molecular biology, doctor, nurse, health research). You will be in close contact with other PhD students.

SUMMARY AND AIM OF PROJECT

Chronic inflammatory diseases (CID) are frequently treated with biologic medications, specifically TNF inhibitors ). These medications inhibit the pro-inflammatory molecule tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α, which has been strongly implicated in the aetiology of these diseases. Up to one-third of patients do not, however, respond to biologics, and lifestyle factors are assumed to effect treatment outcomes. The aim of this PhD project is to identify lifestyle factors and biomarkers that may help improving treatment outcome.

Methods and analysis:

This prospective cohort study will enrol 320 CID patients who are prescribed a TNFi between June 2017 and March 2021. Included among the CID patients will be patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), rheumatic disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis), and inflammatory skin diseases (psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa). Patients will be investigated at baseline (pre-treatment) and 2, 6, and 14-16 weeks after treatment initiation. Clinical information includes patient-reported outcome measures, clinical assessments of disease activity, quality of life, and lifestyle, in addition to registry data on comorbidity and concomitant medication(s). Biological sample include blood, urine, faeces, intestinal biopsies. For each disease, evaluation of successful treatment response will be based on established primary and secondary endpoints, including disease-specific core outcome sets. Investigated covariates are: diet, including meat and fibre intake, and selected inflammatory biomarkers.

Statistics:

We will explore whether any of the covariates help the clinicians to predict who will respond to therapy by using logistic regression.

Ethics and dissemination:

The study is approved by the Ethics Committee (S-20160124) and the Danish Data Protecting Agency (2008-58-035). Study findings will be disseminated through peer-reviewed journals, patient associations, and presentations at international conferences.

Grant number for the SYSCID project is 733100.

Trial Registration details: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03173144.

Further information:

Signe Bek Sørensen, postdoc, signe.bek.sorensen@rsyd.dk, +45 2938 5683 (study coordinator).
Vibeke Andersen, professor, Focused Research Unit for Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical Research, University Hospital of Southern Jutland, Aabenraa, Department of Molecular Medicine (IMM), University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense +45 2115 7790, va@rsyd.dk (main supervisor). Jens Kjeldsen, Professor, Medical Gastroenterological Department, Odense University Hospital, jens.kjeldsen@rsyd.dk.
Uffe Holmskov, Professor, Head of Department of Molecular Medicine, SDU, uholmskov@health.sdu.dk.

Practical information

The applicant chosen for this position:

-Must have an interest for clinical study coordination, contact with patients and biomedical research.
-will be required to speak Danish fluently .
-Will have to apply for enrolment at the PhD school at the Faculty of Health Science, University of Southern Denmark. Enrolment is a prerequisite for the employment. Read more at https://www.sdu.dk/en/forskning/phd/phd_skoler/phdskolensundhedsvidenskab/phd_students

The PhD programme will be carried out in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order). The terms of employment as a salaried PhD Research Fellow are stated in the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

The first year’s salary will be covered by a Horizon 2020 project (syscid.eu). Since this project only covers one year’s salary as PhD student, an applicant who can provide coverage of the additionally two years’ salary will be preferred.

The study will be performed at the University Hospital of Southern Denmark, Aabenraa, in close contact with University of Southern Denmark and Odense University Hospital.

Applications must include:

• A letter stating the interest, motivation and qualifications for the project (max. 2 pages)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information and documentation for at least one published study
• Certified copy of diploma (Master’s degree in a relevant field)

Additional information may be requested, and the application process may include an interview before final decision is made. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested and qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

 

Deadline: 2 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Flere tjenestesteder
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Post expires on Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

PhD Position in Bat Echolocation

The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a PhD scholarship within the field of bat echolocation. The position is available from 1 October 2019 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: 1 September 2019.

Bats are versatile and agile fliers that forage successfully in a multitude of habitats. This high versatility means that many species forage in very inaccessible places; some species forage over open water and some species fly up to and above 1000 meters altitude. Our in-depth knowledge of bat echolocation in the field is generally restricted to within 30 meters of the ground where measurement equipment can be conveniently deployed. We thus have limited to no knowledge of how bats operate their sonar in > 95% of the space they use. The PhD project will investigate bat echolocation in these under-explored habitats.

The chosen candidate will use and further develop our mobile acoustic platform to study bat echolocation, exploiting the flexibility of the system to go where the animals are instead of bringing the animals to us. The project combines bioacoustic field research with technical development of the recording platform. The project involves extensive cross-faculty (technical faculty at SDU) and international collaborations.

The chosen candidate will join an innovative expanding bat echolocation lab, and be a part of the Sound Communication and Behaviour group at SDU where she/he will benefit from a vibrant social and scientific environment with excellence within bioacoustic research, over a wide range of subjects, from sound production mechanisms to hearing development and anthropogenic noise.

Qualifications of the applicant

• Recent MSC degree – or similar – in biology or engineering, preferably with a background in acoustics, bioacoustics or sensory biology.
• Full proficiency in spoken and written English.
Candidates with prior experience in bat echolocation, acoustic analysis, signal processing and software programming (MATLAB or other) will be favoured.

For further information please contact Lasse Jakobsen, tel.: +45 6550 7975, e-mail: lasse@biology.sdu.dk.

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 24 June 2019 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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

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

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Postdoc in the mediated cultural history of Viagra

The Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position within the research project Medicine Man: Media Assemblages of Medicalized Masculinity, starting Jan 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Job description
The selected candidate will do research within the subproject of “Pleasure and desire” concerning the medicalization that middle-aged men undertake in order to enhance their sexual performance.

He/she is expected to;
1) contribute to the internet history of male medicalization by tracing the rise of Viagra through a content analysis of an archive of spam mails (e.g. https://archive.org/details/untroubled_spam_archive) and 2) to investigate changes in discourse in mentions of Viagra in Danish and American news outlets. An outcome of two articles in internationally acknowledged journals is expected.

The job description will be mainly research, additionally will be teaching to a certain extent and other tasks to a limited extent. The university will determine the distribution between the various tasks. The extent of the tasks can vary over time.

An upgrade of pedagogical qualifications is not part of the position. Thus employment as Postdoc cannot stand alone as a qualification for later employment as associate professor/senior researcher.  Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programmes.

Required qualifications
Major requirements
 A PhD-degree in gender, digital media, cultural studies or similar.
– A proven interest in the fundamentals of gender studies and/or research on medicalization.
– A detailed research plan including a description of the suggested analytical approach to the subject matter and publication strategies.

Further information about the position is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: 6550 1451, email pkha@sdu.dk or Associate Professor Karen Hvidtfeldt at phone: 6550 3466, email hvidtfeldt@sdu.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment 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), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015. Employment as Postdoc is temporary (max. 4 years). Employment stops automatically by the end of the period. 

To qualify for the position you must have completed a PhD-degree by the application deadline.

An application must include:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.
  • Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates. 

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

    Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the committee will assess whether you are qualified to be a postdoc.  An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.  

    The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

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

    Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that if shortlisting is used in the process, not all applicants will receive an assessment.

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

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

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

    Deadline: 15 September 2019
    Unit: Faculty of Humanities
    Campus: Odense
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    Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

    Postdoc openings within quantum plasmonics and extreme light-matter interactions

    The SDU Center for Nano Optics (www.sdu.dk/nano-optics) at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense Campus) invites applications for several postdoctoral research fellowships within the research area of quantum plasmonics. The application deadline is September 1st 2019, and the prospective starting date is between October 2019 and February 2020.

    SDU Center for Nano Optics has cutting-edge fundamental research activities in plasmonics and metasurfaces. The activities of the center’s two PI’s (Prof. Bozhevolnyi & Prof. Mortensen) include the theoretical and experimental explorations of light-matter interactions at the interface of classical electrodynamics and quantum physics, with extreme spatial confinement of both light fields and matter. The center has world-class nano optics and quantum optics labs, and access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication and novel electron spectroscopy. In addition to local support, the center is supported by prestigious grants from the European Research Council (ERC Advanced Grant) and VILLUM FONDEN (Villum Investigator grant).

    The postdoc openings are for up to three years, with the possibility for extension given satisfactory performance. The total duration of a postdoctoral fellowship in Denmark cannot exceed four years.

    We seek candidates with optical lab-expertise, with strong backgrounds in condensed-matter physics, quantum optics, nanophotonics, and related areas. The successful candidates will contribute to frontier research in areas where potentially both light and matter exhibit quantum mechanics. In addition to optical spectroscopy, experimental explorations will harvest from the access to state-of-the-art scanning nearfield optical mictroscopy (SNOM) and novel electron microscopy of plasmons (EELS & CL). Material platforms range from noble metals to 2D materials and quantum emitters brought about by e.g. quantum dots and defect centers in nanocrystals.

    Applicants must hold a PhD degree in an area more closely related to the research field of the call.

    Candidates should motivate their application. The application should also clearly state if there has been any preliminary contact/discussion with the PI.

    The filling of positions is supported by the Villum Investigator program awarded by VILLUM FONDEN to the principle investigator. For more information, see http://veluxfoundations.dk/en/content/dkk-400-million-11-international-top-researchers-science-and-technology

    For more information on possibilities for postdoc projects, please contact Professor & VILLUM Investigator N. Asger Mortensen (email: namo@mci.sdu.dk, personal homepage: www.mortensen-lab.org).

    Requirements for the position
    Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

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

    Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment panel.

    An interview might be part of the assessment process.

    Conditions of employment
    Employment as a postdoc is temporary. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

    Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish 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 Faculty determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

    Application
    Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Please read guidelines for applicants.

    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 applications must include:

    • Application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – Danish or English transcripts
    • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
    • List of publications indicating the publications attached
    • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file

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

    The application must be in English.

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

    Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

    Deadline: 1 September 2019
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Odense
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    Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

    Postdoc in psychological rehabilitation within rheumatology (combined position)

    The Research Unit of Rheumatology, Department of Regional Health Research (IRS), University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a position as postdoc in psychological rehabilitation within rheumatology to be filled as soon as possible.
    The position combines research and clinical work, and holds 50% for research (IRS, SDU) and 50 % for clinical work with patients. The position is limited to three years with possibility of extension for one year.
    The Research Unit ofheumatology is led by professor Kim Hørslev-Petersen, DMSc, and consists of three professors, two associate professors, one senior researcher, three PhD students, three research assistants, a nurse and a secretary. The hospital and the research unit hold a long record of user involvement in clinical practice as well as of development and research.
    Research tasks

    The position aims to develop research regarding psychological rehabilitation within rheumatology. The applicant will become part of the research group in rheumatology rehabilitation, which is an integrated part of the research unit in rheumatology research at the Danish Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases. The research unit has established a close collaboration with the Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, professor Kirsten Kaya Roessler and associate professor, Tonny Elmose Andersen.
    The position will to a limited extent provide the possibility for teaching and supervision of master students in psychology. The programme for university teaching at SDU can be offered as part of the position, if wanted by the candidate.
    The applicant will mainly be working in close collaboration with the two professors in rheumatology rehabilitation, Ann Bremander and Jette Primdahl, and will refer to the head of research, professor Kim Hørslev-Petersen.
    A genuine interest in initiation and dissemination of research is a condition for the position.
    The clinical position

    The clinical part of the position refers to executive consultant Vibeke Ringsdal and aims to develop new treatment options for the management of pain, fatigue and living with a chronic disease, in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team at the hospital.
    In addition, training and supervision of the clinical staff (rheumatologists, physicians, nurses, nurse assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social worker and dietician), and clinical consultations (e.g. to identify anxiety or depression) with patients will be part of the job.
    The applicant will have the possibility of starting an authorization process as a psychologist. The supervision will be led by associate professor Tonny Elmose Andersen and professor Kirsten Kaya Roessler.
    The research and the clinical tasks are mainly located at the Danish Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Sønderborg, but a flexible arrangement regarding workplace is possible.
    Required qualifications

    The successful candidate will be required to document:

    • · A master and a PhD degree in psychology
    • · Interest in clinical and client-centred work
    • · Interest in multidisciplinary cooperation
    • · Good oral, written and verbal communication skills in Danish, and good skills in English communication

    Further information on the position can be obtained from Professor Kim Hørslev-Petersen, khorslevpetersen@gigtforeningen.dk, phone: +45 2023 6520, from Professor in rheumatology rehabilitation, Jette Primdahl, e-mail jprimdahl@gigtforeningen.dk , phone: +45 2420 6692 or from the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research, SDU, Rikke Leth-Larsen, e-mail: rllarsen@health.sdu.dk, phone: +45 3082 7801.
    The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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

    Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

    – A cover letter
    – A CV
    – Certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-Diploma)
    A teaching portfolio
    – A research plan
    – A complete and numbered list of publications
    – Up to three peer-reviewed publications considered by the candidate to be most important for this position. Please note that one PDF- or DOCX-file must be attached for each publication
    – Names and contact details of reference persons or letter of references
    Incomplete applications regarding the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

    Applications may be shortlisted.

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

    Read the guideline for applicants.
    Deadline: 25 August 2019
    Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
    Campus: Sønderborg
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    Post expires on Sunday August 25th, 2019