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University of Southern Denmark

Postdoctoral Position in Stem Cell Biology and Single-cell Genomics

A postdoctoral position is available at the Natarajan Lab to study transcriptional regulation and cell-fate decisions in embryonic stem cells. Our interdisciplinary and international team is part of Danish-Institute of Advanced Study (D-IAS) and based at the Functional Genomics and Metabolism Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). 

Role:
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious candidate to investigate transcriptional regulation, cell cycle and metabolic control in embryonic stem cells, using single-cell genomics and CRISPR approaches. The project would involve deriving transgenic stem cell lines, profiling using state-of-art approaches (bulk, single-cell transcriptomics, chromatin accessibility and multi-omics) and functional characterisation. The goal is to obtain mechanistic insights into dynamic stem cell regulation and cell-state transitions.

The selected applicant will be strongly supported by our skilled colleagues, our core infrastructure (single-cell genomics, sequencing etc.), Bio-imaging (DaMBIC) and computational facilities (eScience Centre, SDUCloud and National HPC Centre).

Profile:
We are looking for candidates with these competences and experience: 

Essential: 
• PhD in relevant areas (Natural sciences, molecular biology, developmental biology or systems biology)
• Prior training and expertise in stem cell/developmental biology and standard molecular biology techniques
• Prior experience in next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq or ATAC-seq etc.)
• First author manuscript in relevant journal in the field
• Proficiency in English (reading/writing/speaking).

Desirable: 
• Expertise with CRISPR approaches, flow cytometry and microscopy
• Prior experience in analysis of large-scale NGS data
• Interested in interdisciplinary and collaborative work.

Offer:
• A three-year postdoc position (extendable) with a competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.)
• Access to state-of-the art technologies, facilities and infrastructure alongside international network
• Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO). 

Start date:  15 April 2020, but starting date is negotiable. Application deadline: 31 March 2020.

Informal queries and letters of interest are welcome. Please write to Kedar Natarajan, knn@bmb.sdu.dk.

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

The application must be in English and include the following:
• Motivation letter (max. one page)
• A curriculum vitae including research experience, information on previous employment and relevant skills
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely
• Two letters of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers. Referees are welcome to send letters directly to anc@sdu.dk, mentioning candidate’s name and the position in question in the subject line. These must also 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: 31 March 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday March 31st, 2020

PhD Student in Quantum Gravity

The research team led by Astrid Eichhorn at the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP3-Origins) at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense invites applications for one PhD position. The position is expected to be filled in the area of quantum gravity, with a focus on asymptotically safe quantum gravity and its connection to particle physics.

We are looking for outstanding and highly-motivated candidates with a clear potential to excel in fundamental physics who are looking to join a dynamic, diverse and curiosity-driven research group.

CP3-Origins offer a stimulating research environment, with research topics ranging from quantum gravity, black-hole physics and gravitational waves, cosmology, dark matter to strongly-interacting field theories and formal aspects of quantum field theory.

The appointment will be for a term of three years at a very competitive salary and is expected to start in the spring of 2020 (exact starting date is flexible). Funding for travel to conferences, workshops and PhD schools is also available. Application deadline: 16 March 2020.

For any further questions please contact: Astrid Eichhorn, CP3-Origins, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark or by e-mail to: eichhorn@cp3.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 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: 16 March 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday March 16th, 2020

Postdoctoral Positions in Algorithmic Cheminformatics

Several two-year postdoc positions starting 1 July 2020 are available at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) for research on an exciting project in algorithmic cheminformatics supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation: “From Category Theory to Enzyme Design – Unleashing the Potential of Computational Systems Chemistry”. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a PhD in computer science, computational chemistry/biochemistry, or related areas. The ideal candidate has familiarity with several of the following areas: concurrency theory, graph transformation, algorithmics, algorithm engineering, systems chemistry, systems biology, metabolic engineering, or enzyme design. Solid competences in programming and ease with formal thinking are prerequisites.

The project is based on the novel application of formalisms, algorithms, and computational methods from computer science to questions in systems biology and systems chemistry. We aim to expand these methods and their formal foundations, create efficient algorithms and implementations of them, and use these implementations for research in understanding the catalytic chemistry of enzymes.

The Algorithmic Cheminformatics group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at SDU offers a dynamic research environment, comprising two full professors, an assistant professor, and several students. The project includes partnerships with Harvard Medical School (Department of Systems Biology) and the University of Vienna (Institute for Theoretical Chemistry), who will host the postdoctoral researcher for extended visits. 

The research group is located at the main campus of SDU, which is located in Odense, the third largest town in Denmark, 1:20 hours by train west of Copenhagen. Denmark is known for its high standards of living, free health care, and competitive salaries. Applicants from outside Denmark are eligible for substantial tax reductions. 

Application deadline: 20 March 2020.

For further information contact Professor Daniel Merkle (e-mail: daniel@imada.sdu.dk, phone: +45 6550 2322).

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 March 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday March 20th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Anthropology or Sociology for Research Project “The Politics of Insecurity”

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position in social anthropology or sociology (or similar) to be based at the Department Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, as of August 1, 2020. For more information about the department organization, research and teaching, please visit the website

The position will be part of the newly established Core Group “The Politics of Insecurity (POINS)”, led by professor (wsr) Peter Starke, and funded by the Velux Foundation. The successful candidate will become a member of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS), which has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. It is a cross-disciplinary unit which includes political scientists, historians and literature scholars. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively take part in research seminars and other centre activities. For more information, please visit the website.

The Project

The Core Group POINS investigates how citizens’ rising subjective insecurity – broadly understood – is reflected in social welfare and criminal justice policymaking. The postdoctoral position will be in Subproject 1.

Questions guiding the Core Group are: 1) How does insecurity affect citizens’ policy attitudes? 2) When and how do political parties respond to insecurity? And, finally, 3) how does insecurity influence policy reforms? These questions will be systematically analyzed in three subprojects by an interdisciplinary team using both quantitative and qualitative methods and data from Denmark and a sample of EU and OECD countries. Subproject 1 combines ethnographic interviews of Danish citizens with survey experiments to capture the meanings, contextual dynamics and the causal effects of insecurity, especially at the emotional level. Subproject 2 – which is a PhD project – uses observational data for 20+ European countries from cross-national attitudinal surveys and party positions for multi-level regression analyses to study the dynamics of party competition under conditions of rising insecurity of groups of voters. Party positions on crime and welfare will be taken from existing datasets and additionally coded from manifestos via manual coding or automated text analysis. Subproject 3 uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine key legislative changes in the two policy areas across OECD countries. An Outreach Group with members of civil society will accompany the project.

The ideal applicant
To qualify for the postdoctoral position, you must hold a PhD in social anthropology, sociology or a closely related discipline, have substantial training in ethnographic and related methods, and be able to outline an individual research project on the lived experience and meanings of insecurity (broadly understood), embedded as part of Subproject 1 in the larger project “The Politics of Insecurity” described above. The ideal candidate for the job will have strong qualitative methods skills and fieldwork experience. A background in research on emotions, fear of crime or economic insecurity is a benefit.

Candidates are expected to:

  • Have native or near-native Danish language skills
  • Be curious and willing to actively engage in interdisciplinary research activities
  • Present a 2-year research agenda that clearly fits into the POINS project and examines the lived experience of (in)security in everyday life of middle-class Danes
  • Document a strong research outcome and publication record with international peer-reviewed journals or presses.

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

For further information about the position or the research project, please contact Professor (wsr) Peter Starke phone +45 4022 4307, e-mail starke@sam.sdu.dk.


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

An application must include:

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

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

    Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities. Applications will be assessed by an academic assessment committee that determines whether applicants are qualified. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. The committee reserves the right to arrive at a decision solely based on the material submitted.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

    When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete a series of job interviews with especially promising applicants. On the basis of the applications, the written assessments, the job interviews, and a deliberation within the appointments committee, the Head of Department determines which candidate(s) will be offered the position.

    Applications must be submitted electronically no later than April 14, 2020 using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

    Read the guideline for the applicants

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

    Deadline: 14 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
    Campus: Odense
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    Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Medicinal Bioinorganic Chemistry

    The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a postdoc in synthetic chemistry to work on a collaborative project on the development of new cancer theranostics using Auger electron and photon-emitting antimony and cobalt isotope pairs. The project is funded by the NovoNordisk Foundation. The position is available from earliest April 2020, initially for one year, with the possibility of extension.  Application deadline: 24 March 2020. 

    Biocompatible chelating ligands will be designed and synthesized and their complexes with Sb and Co characterized. The complexes will be conjugated with moieties for selectively targeting the DNA in cancer cells. In collaboration with the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Odense University Hospital the complexes will be tested in cell models. Experience, particularly in Sb chemistry will be an advantage.

    For further information please contact Professor Christine McKenzie at the University of Southern Denmark (mckenzie@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 letter describing your motivation for the position.
    • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment and contact information.
    • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
    • A research proposal/description of your approach to the project (max one page excluding references).
    • Copies of diplomas, including transcript of notes/grades.
    • Two named referees.  

    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: 24 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday March 24th, 2020

    PhD Position in Bioimaging and Fluorescence Spectroscopy

    A PhD scholarship in Bioimaging is available at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark. The position is to be filled by 15 March 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 5 March 2020.

    Outstanding candidates with experience in fluorescence spectroscopy and optical microscopies such as wide field fluorescence, confocal and super resolution microscopy, with an education in physics, biophysics, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry or similar areas are invited to apply. Knowledge and experience with bioimaging, confocal, as well as live cell imaging is an advantage, but can also be acquired during the employment.

    The selected candidate will be working as part of an interdisciplinary team with the goal to determine the mechanics of epithelial cell renewal at the sub-cellular, cellular, and tissue level. This will be done by combining quantitative cell-biological, biophysical, and bioengineering techniques. The project’s goal is to establish the first comprehensive description of mechanical regulation of epithelial cell renewal, which will accelerate knowledge about mechanisms of tissue repair, regeneration, and aging. The effects of mechanical stress on bio-printed artificial skin will be studied with the goal of gaining comprehensive mechanical insight into epithelial renewal and engineering artificial skin with better mechanical properties. 

    The project is a collaboration between the group of Jonathan Brewer at the University of Southern Denmark and the group of Jakub Sedzinski at the University of Copenhagen. 

    For further information please contact Associate Professor Jonathan R. Brewer (brewer@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 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: 5 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Thursday March 5th, 2020

    PhD Scholarship for Research Project “The Politics of Insecurity”

    Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD scholarship in political science to be based at the Department Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, as of August 1, 2020. For more information about the department organization, research and teaching, please visit the website.

    The position will be part of the newly established Core Group “The Politics of Insecurity (POINS)”, led by professor (wsr) Peter Starke, and funded by the Velux Foundation.

    The Project

    The Core Group POINS investigates how citizens’ rising subjective insecurity – broadly understood – is reflected in social welfare and criminal justice policymaking. The PhD position will be in Subproject 2.

    Questions guiding the Core Group are: 1) How does insecurity affect citizens’ policy attitudes? 2) When and how do political parties respond to insecurity? And, finally, 3) how does insecurity influence policy reforms? These questions will be systematically analyzed in three subprojects by an interdisciplinary team using both quantitative and qualitative methods and data from Denmark and a sample of EU and OECD countries. Subproject 1 combines ethnographic interviews of Danish citizens with survey experiments to capture the meanings, contextual dynamics and the causal effects of insecurity, especially at the emotional level. Subproject 2 uses observational data for 20+ European countries from cross-national attitudinal surveys and party positions for multi-level regression analyses to study the dynamics of party competition under conditions of rising insecurity of groups of voters. Party positions on crime and welfare will be taken from existing datasets and additionally coded from manifestos via manual coding or automated text analysis. Subproject 3 uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine key legislative changes in the two policy areas across OECD countries. An Outreach Group with members of civil society will accompany the project.

    The ideal applicant and PhD project proposal
    To qualify for the PhD scholarship, you must hold a Master’s degree in political science or a closely related discipline, and be able to outline an individual research project on the comparative dynamics of party positions embedded as Subproject 2 in the larger project “The Politics of Insecurity” described above. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative methods skills. Knowledge of multi-level regression and automated text analysis is a benefit, scientific curiosity and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary engagement a must.

    We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently in consultation with the PhD supervisor. 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.

    Applicants are expected to include a proposal for a research project within the above-mentioned frame and may consult with the project coordinator Peter Starke on this. 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, the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS), which 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 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, 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 over 3 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 (wsr) Peter Starke phone +45 4022 4307, e-mail starke@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.
    • 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 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 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: 14 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

    Postdoc in the area of World Literature: Genre Fiction, Global Crises, and the Future

    The Department for the Study of Culture hereby announces a vacant 2-year postdoctoral position set to begin 1 September 2020.

    Project proposals shall investigate the role contemporary literature plays in addressing the globalized crises that grip the popular imagination today. A key point of analysis shall involve the comparison of specific genres or novelistic forms as they appear in different national literatures. Critics have pointed to the growing popularity of climate fiction (or ‘cli-fi’), for example, as evidence of genre fiction rising to the occasion to address a number of complex yet pressing problems related to anthropogenic climate change. But critical attention so far has tended to focus on cases from the US and the UK. In this light, more work remains to be done to determine how the ‘turn to genre’ appears in different national contexts. This work is all the more essential given that the worst effects of global problems like climate change and precarity have been distributed unequally between the global north and the global south. 

    – All candidates should demonstrate a publication record in the area of global or world literature and genre fiction (e.g. speculative fiction, fantasy, science fiction, etc.).

    – Experience publishing in English on the subject of non-English literature is preferred. 

    – A PhD in literature or equivalent relevant area required.  

    – Candidates with demonstrated experience in applying a comparative methodology and innovative research in literature and sociology or genre theory encouraged to apply. 

    – Once appointed, the postdoc is expected to contribute to collaborative work (in English) that may include co-authoring academic essays, co-organizing conferences or seminars, and contributing to an edited collection. 

    The jobdescription 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.

    Further information is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: 65501451, email pkha@sdu.dk or assistant professor Bryan Yazell at phone 65508714, email Yazell@sdu.dk.

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

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

    To qualify for the position you must have completed a PhD-degree by the 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. Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: 26 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Humanities
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday April 26th, 2020

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry / Chemical Biology

    One postdoctoral fellow position in biochemistry / chemical biology is available for two years at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark. Starting date of the position will be 1 May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 28 February 2020.

    Epigenetics most often refer to processes such as enzymatic modifications of DNA and numerous posttranslational modifications of the associated histone proteins, that lead to the transfer of genetic information from generation to generation, without changes in the underlying sequence of DNA. To understand the enormous intricacy of the epigenetic language, it is necessary to deepen our knowledge, at the atomic level, of biomolecular recognition of posttranslational modifications of histones.

    As a postdoctoral fellow you will work on a Novo Nordisk Fonden-funded project aimed at providing the most comprehensive and complete understanding of biomolecular recognition of crotonyllysine by YEATS domain that plays key roles in human health and disease. You will apply modern chemical biology tools in investigations of crotonylated lysine residues in histone proteins with the associated YEATS reader domain proteins.

    Specific Requirements
    – PhD in chemical biology, biochemistry or molecular biology;
    – Experience with protein research;
    – Experience with incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins;
    – Strong motivation and interest in working at the interface between chemistry and biology;
    – Excellent skills in written and spoken English.

    For further information please contact Associate Professor Jasmin Mecinovic, e-mail: mecinovic@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 letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) .
    • A detailed curriculum vitae including personal contact information and information on previous employment.
    • Copy of PhD degree, including transcript of notes/grades.
    • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
    • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: 28 February 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Friday February 28th, 2020

    Postdoctoral positions in Metal oxides for high performing organic and hybrid photovoltaics

    We are an international research group working in the field of organic and hybrid solar cells (SDU NanoSYD OPV group) which are looking for highly motivated postdoc(s) to join our research team at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Sønderborg, working in the field of metal oxides for organic, perovskite and silicon solar cells. The position(s) is available as soon as possible.

    The postdoc position(s) is a part of the Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond research project “Reactively sputtered metal oxides for high performance photovoltaics – ReactPV”, which is being led by SDU and conducted in collaboration with Aarhus University, UC Berkeley, LBNL Berkeley, IMEC and Sorbonne University of Paris. The main goals of the project are to develop high performance and stable metal oxides that work as interfacial layers for both electrons and holes in organic, perovskite and silicon solar cells. The techniques in focus are sputtering of metal oxides, thin-film PV device fabrication and characterization alongside device up-scaling using Roll-to-Roll fabrication techniques.

    As a postdoc you are expected to develop and carry out your own ideas, and communicate scientific results in leading, high-ranked research journals. We offer fully funded postdoc position(s) for the duration of one year with the possibility of further extension.

    At the Organic Photovoltaics group lead by Professor WSR Morten Madsen at SDU NanoSYD, Mads Clausen Institute, SDU campus Sønderborg, the focus is on development of flexible photovoltaic devices with improved performance, including device stability and up-scaling. The group has full access to an ISOS5 cleanroom and surface science laboratory facility for the full preparation and characterization of organic solar cells, and a production facility for roll-to-roll development of flexible devices. The research group is partner in various national and international research projects and networks that include both university and industrial collaboration partners.

    Candidates who have a previous PhD degree in a field relevant to the mentioned project may seek the position(s). Preferred candidates have experience with one or several of the following topics: device physics, organic and/or perovskite thin-film device fabrication and characterization, device up-scaling from R2R technology, development and characterization of metal oxide thin films as well as interface engineering. Candidates are expected to hold relevant publications on these topics. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate(s) is expected to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required. Research visits at the collaborating partners should be expected.

    For further information please contact: Professor wsr Morten Madsen, e-mail: madsen@mci.sdu.dk

    Please be aware that we will not accept any email applications, as all applications must be submitted through the SDU online recruitment system.

    We are an international research group working in the field of organic and hybrid solar cells (SDU NanoSYD OPV group), which are looking for a highly motivated postdoc(s) to join our research team at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Sønderborg, working in the field of metal oxides for organic, perovskite and silicon solar cells. The position(s) is available as soon as possible.

    Read more on: http://www.sdu.dk/en/stillinger

    Conditions of employment
    Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. Employment as a postdoc is temporary and will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

    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.

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

    The assessment process
    Read about the Assesment and selection process.

    Application procedure

    The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying. 

    The application must be in English and must include:

      Motivated application
      Detailed Curriculum Vitae
      Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD)
      List of publications indicating the publications attached
      Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
      Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

    The application deadline is 1. March 2020.

    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: 1 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Sønderborg
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday March 1st, 2020

    Postdoctoral Researcher in intelligent battery/charge management systems

    The Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE), part of the Mads Clausen Institute and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg, invites applications for a position as postdoctoral researcher to strengthen our competences in the field of battery management and charge management applied in electrification projects as of 1 March 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The successful candidate will be working on research and development projects in the field of electrification, specifically on intelligent battery management and charge management systems to be used in system electrification. One specific project focuses on the electrification of a transport refrigeration unit (TRU), applied in semi-trailers. The goal of the project is to develop and demonstrate a reefer trailer for road transport, which is driven by rechargeable batteries instead of a diesel engine. This will help the transport sector to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy, thus lowering CO2 and particle emission from road transport of refrigerated goods.

    As part of the project, the successful candidate, will be setting up a prototype of the battery and charge management system, evaluate the performance of the system and implement an intelligent battery management system, which operates the battery with respect to some predetermined optimisation goals such as e.g. battery lifetime prolongation.
    We offer the chance to actively involve in related research and development projects in the field of intelligent systems for electrification or change management for electric vehicles as well as industry cooperation projects. We further offer, as part of the position, to actively get involve in students supervision and teaching of B.Sc. and M.Sc. students.
    At CIE, research, education and innovation are performed in teams of scientists and support staff with competences spanning a wide range of fields including power electronics, control engineering, embedded systems and intelligent systems.
    Requirements and qualifications: 

    • PhD degree in engineering
    • Experience with battery management and/or charge management systems
    • Experience with embedded system architectures
    • Self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and in a team with researchers from different disciplines.
    • Good communication skills in English.

    In addition, the following experiences are valued:

    • Experience in electrification and battery technologies
    • Working experience in industry
    • Abilities in teaching engineering or physics curricula

    Workplace description:
    The Mads Clausen Institute covers research and education spanning from foundations to applications of engineering science. Most of our courses are taught in English reflecting the fact that more than half our students and staff are internationals. The Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) is located at SDU’s beautiful campus in Sønderborg, in the inspiring building of Alsion, which is a centre for science, culture and learning in the heart of Sønderborg and perched on the strait of water separating the island of Als from the mainland. The university has very close relations to industries in Sønderborg, Southern Denmark and Northern Germany. A significant fraction of the projects in CIE are conducted in close cooperation with these industries, which count world-leading companies in growing fields such as e-mobility, automation, climate solutions and energy efficient electrification.

    The Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) was established by a strong partnership between industry, academia and regional authorities. CIE is located at the campus of SDU Sønderborg and surrounded by a vibrant industrial environment. CIE is part of the section SDU Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, which has members in Sønderborg and Odense.

    Further information is available from the Head of Section Thomas Ebel at phone 93507205, at email ebel@mci.sdu.dk.
    General conditions of employment
    This postdoc position is temporary for three years. Employment as postdoc is a temporary position for three years. The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

    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.

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

    The assessment process

    Read about the Assesment and selection process.

    Application procedure
    The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying.
    The application must be in English and must include:

    Letter of motivation
    Curriculum Vitae
    Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – Danish or English transcripts
    Information on previous teaching experience if available
    List of publications indicating the publications attached
    Pdf copies of the most relevant publications
    Other relevant qualifications including summary of external funding acquired

    The application deadline is 29. February 2020.

    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: 29 February 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Sønderborg
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Saturday February 29th, 2020

    Postdoc within Programming by Demonstration

    SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, located in Odense, invites applications for a position as Postdoc for a 2-year period. The position is vacant from April 1st, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Workplace description
    The candidate will be integrated in the section SDU Robotics, which is at the core of the Odense Robotics Cluster involving Universal Robots, Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR) and 120+ other companies. We are specialized in robot solutions involving modelling and control of advanced robot technologies. The group is involved in a variety of national and European projects and features a strong network of academic and industrial partners. We solve challenging research problems from real applications and implement novel robot solutions together with end users such as Universal Robots, Terma, LEGO, Danfoss, Bang & Olufsen, Novo Nordisk and Odense University Hospital.

    What we offer
    The candidate will participate in activities of the SDU Robotics section, specifically the research project PIRAT funded by Innovation Fund Denmark on programming by demonstration for industrial assembly. The aim of the project is to enable kinesthetic teaching of robotic assembly tasks with high reliability. The work involves:

    • Research within programming by demonstration for industrial assembly
    • Research on physical human-robot interaction
    • Collaboration with external industrial partners
    • Implementation of developed research into software applications

    The candidate must have

    • PhD degree in robotics, control or similar
    • Experience in design and development of robotics software for industrial applications
    • Expert knowledge in modelling and control of robot manipulators
    • Knowledge about programming by demonstration
    • Knowledge about force control
    • Good communication skills in English

    Contact information
    More information about the position is available from Associate Professor Christoffer Sloth at email: chsl@mmmi.sdu.dk.

    Conditions of employment
    Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. Employment as a postdoc is temporary and will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

    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.

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

    The assessment process
    Read about the Assesment and selection process.

    Application procedure
    The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying.

    The application must be in English and must include:

      • Motivated application
      • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
      • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD)
      • List of publications indicating the publications attached
      • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
      Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

    The application deadline is 20. February 2020.

    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: 24 February 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Monday February 24th, 2020

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomethanation

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship in developing a Power to Gas technology.

    The position is a part of eFuel project funded by EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), aiming to develop industrial scale biomethanation technologies for the conversion of CO2 from biogas and hydrogen produced from electrolysis into methane. The project will run in tight collaboration with Nature Energy, Biogas Clean, and the Bioenergy Group of the Technical University of Denmark.

    The successful applicant will develop a novel high rate trickle filter-bed bioreactor configuration with a robust and stable biomethanation process. The applicant will participle in developing lab-scale reactors and design experimental studies for elucidate the syntrophic interactions and microbial community dynamics of the biomethanation process and TEA (Techno Economic Assessment of the process.

    Qualifications/requirements

    The applicant should have a PhD degree in relevant field and prior knowledge and experience of bioreactor systems for anaerobic digestion incl biomethanation. In addition, the applicant should have proven research record and experience in most of the following areas:

    • Biological biogas upgrading
    • Extensive experience of process simulation and techno-economic assessment
    • Biofilter-mediated reactor optimisation

    The applicant should be enthusiastic about research, capable of learning new skills, and happy working both independently and in collaboration with other scientists. Develop own smart ideas and think independently. Furthermore, the applicant needs to have strong collaborative skills and proven abilities to publish at high international level.

    Application, salary etc.

    For further information please contact Associate Professor Jin Mi Triolo jmt@kbm.sdu.dk or Head of the Biotechnology section Eva Arnspang Christensen arnspang@kbm.sdu.dk

    The position will be available from the 1st of May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Application deadline: February 29, 2020.

    Conditions of employment
    Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. Employment as a postdoc is temporary and will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

    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.

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

    The assessment process
    Read about the Assesment and selection process.

    Application procedure

    The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying. 

    The application must be in English and must include:

      Motivated application
      Detailed Curriculum Vitae
      Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD)
      List of publications indicating the publications attached
      Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
      Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

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

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

    Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

    Deadline: 28 February 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Friday February 28th, 2020

    1.5-year postdoctoral position in the ‘REDucing Opioid use for osteoarthritis – the role of exercise therapy and patient education (REDO)’ project

    The Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark – SDU (Campus Odense), invites applications for one 1.5-year postdoc position as part of the ‘REDucing Opioid use for osteoarthritis – the role of exercise therapy and patient education (REDO)’ study. The applicant will also be affiliated with the Research Unit for General Practice, Department of Public Health at SDU. The position is scheduled to start April 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

    Analgesics is a core treatment for many patients with osteoarthritis, but there is a strong need to identify treatment alternatives that alone or in combination with ‘weaker’ type analgesics can reduce or eliminate opioid use for chronic pain conditions such as OA due to risk of adverse events and addiction. Using data from a large nation-wide OA patient database linked with prescription data and other relevant registries, the REDO projects aims to investigate if participation in exercise therapy and patient education is associated with decreased opioid dispensing in patients with knee and hip OA. The REDO project is funded by a grant from the ADVANCE 2019 program by Pfizer.

    The applicant will assist the principal investigator in leading the REDO project, and will be responsible for finalizing the study protocol/analysis plan, data management and data analysis (depending on skills) and prepare and submit manuscripts. The postdoc is also expected to work closely with a number of national and international collaborators affiliated with the REDO project. 

    We are seeking highly motived and independent applicants with a PhD degree and a strong research track record. We welcome applicants with diverse research backgrounds, including, but not limited to physiotherapy, sports science, pharmacology or medicine.

    Applicants with interest and documented experience in one or more of the following areas will be prioritized:

    – Osteoarthritis (or other chronic pain conditions)
    – Analgesics (pharmacology)-
    – Register-based research
    – Data management
    – Statistics
    – Team work

    The Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy was established in 2007 and consistently has about 20 full and part-time staff and PhD students. The research unit is part of the Center for Muscle and Joint Health consisting of about 50 researchers from different research units at University of Southern Denmark.

    Further information can be obtained from Professor Jonas Bloch Thorlund by e-mail: jthorlund@health.sdu.dk   (mobile: +45 2912 5499) or from the head of the department Jørgen Povlsen, e-mail: jpovlsen@health.sdu.dk   (tel. +45 6550 3451).

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

    Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

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

    – a motivation letter

    – a detailed CV
    – degree certificates (inclusive of PhD diploma) – a complete and numbered list of publications — up to 5 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to be the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf or docx file must be attached for each publication- a research plan
    Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be assessed.

    Applications may be shortlisted.

    The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.
    Deadline: 23 February 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday February 23rd, 2020

    PhD positions within quantum nano-optics, 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 PhD fellowships (3-year period) within the research area of quantum nano-optics. The application deadline is March 1st, 2020, and the prospective starting date is between April and September 2020.

    SDU Center for Nano Optics is an excellence center with 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. For more information, please consult recent perspective papers (10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00852 and DOI: 10.1002/adom.201901473). 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 PIs are also Chairs of Technical Science in the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (https://danish-ias.dk/), a national elite center at SDU that aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas by bringing together outstanding international researchers working in all disciplines.

    We seek candidates possessing strong qualifications in theory, with a solid background in condensed-matter physics, quantum optics, nanophotonics, or related areas. The successful candidates will contribute to frontier research in areas where potentially both light and matter exhibit quantum mechanical behavior. Theory projects will benefit from techniques ranging from semiclassical to quantum-field theory, potentially also including time-dependent ab-initio approaches to account for material properties. Material platforms range from noble metals to 2D materials and artificial quantum emitters such as quantum dots and defect centers in nanocrystals.

    Applicants for PhD positions must hold a MSc degree in physics, electrical engineering, or similar (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree). Candidates about to complete their degree programme will also be considered and should attach a statement from their supervisors.

    As a PhD student, you will be carrying out research under supervision of Prof. N. Asger Mortensen, and co-supervised by Assistant Profs. Christian Wolff, Christos Tserkezis, or Joel D. Cox, depending on the specific project.

    Candidates should motivate their application in a cover letter. The application should also clearly state if there has been any preliminary contact/discussion with the supervisors below.

    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 PhD projects, please contact:

    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 Assesment and selection process.

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

    The application deadline is March 1st, 2020.

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

    • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants.
    • Cover letter. Upload in the field called “Project description”. Remember to clearly state if there has been any preliminary contact/discussion with the below mentioned supervisors.
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
    • Candidates about to complete their degree programme must attach a statement from supervisors.
    • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams.
    • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
    • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
    • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
    • References, if any. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.
    • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications.

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
    Deadline: 1 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday March 1st, 2020

    Postdoctoral Positions to Study Adipose and Hepatic Tissue Plasticity Using Advanced Functional Genomics

    The Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) at the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications from outstanding candidates who are interested in joining our team as postdoctoral scientist. One postdoctoral scientist will be affiliated with the Mandrup Group, the other will be affiliated with the Ravnskjaer Group .The positions are available from 1 June 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 6 April 2020.

    ATLAS
    Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) at University of Southern Denmark is supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. 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.

    The centre involves the following PIs:
    Susanne Mandrup, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Director) 
    Søren Kragh Moestrup, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
    Blagoy Blagoev, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Aleksander Krag, Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine & Odense University Hospital
    Lars Grøntved, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Jonas Graversen, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
    Kim Ravnskjær, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Jesper Grud Skat Madsen, Junior Group Leader, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    The Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit
    The Mandrup and Ravnskjaer groups as well as the center administration of ATLAS are located in the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU. The research unit currently hosts seven independent research groups focusing on various aspects of functional genomics with focus on gene regulatory mechanisms controlling cellular identity, differentiation and metabolism. The research unit constitutes an international, ambitious, highly dynamic, and well-equipped working environment. The unit and the department have state-of-the-art facilities for next generation sequencing, single-cell transcriptomics, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, bioimaging and transgenic mouse work. Strategic research alliances exist with Odense University Hospital (OUH).

    Research Project and Roles
    As postdoctoral scientist in ATLAS you will engage in a highly ambitious and interdisciplinary project covering gene regulatory mechanisms involved in adipose and liver tissue plasticity. You will collaborate closely with researchers in the Mandrup and Ravnskjaer groups and with the other research groups within ATLAS and at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

    Project 1:
    One of the successful candidates will work primarily in the Ravnskjaer Group and be responsible for investigation of the dynamic transcriptional regulation and cross-talk in the liver during development and reversal of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The studies will involve human patients and mouse models of the metabolic syndrome and focus on the non-parenchymal cell populations of the liver, their cross-talk with each other and with hepatocytes. Hands-on experience with mouse models, genome-wide studies of transcriptional regulation, next generation sequencing, and computational biology are considered an advantage. For further information please contact Associate Professor Kim Ravnskjaer (ravnskjaer@bmb.sdu.dk).

    Project 2: Adipose tissue plasticity in obesity and regression
    One of the successful candidates will work primarily in the Mandrup Group and will be responsible for the investigation of the cellular plasticity in adipose tissue during development and regression of obesity. The project will be based on recent single cell data from the group and will involve uncovering transcriptional networks in specific cell populations as well as cross-talk between cell populations. The work will use human biopsies as well as a range of mouse models. The postdoc will be responsible for the collaboration with the clinicians. Hands-on experience with mouse models and/or human biopsies, next generation sequencing and bioinformatics is considered an advantage. For further information please contact Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk).

    Qualifications/requirements:
    We are looking for highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious candidates with:
    • A PhD degree in Life Science, preferably Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, or Computational Biology
    • Documented experience with cell biology, mouse models, and NGS data analysis
    • Certificate in Laboratory Animal Science (EU function ABD or similar) (preferably)
    • At least one first-author publication in a relevant journal in the field
    • Strong communication and collaborative skills and a desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

    We offer:
    • A three-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 Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk) or Associate Professor Kim Ravnskjaer (ravnskjaer@bmb.sdu.dk). 

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

    The application must be in English and include the following:
    • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
    • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment, education and skills relevant for the position
    • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely
    •  Copy of PhD certificate. If awaiting PhD, provide a written statement from supervisor.
    •  At least two signed reference letters (with referee contact details and relationship). Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please mail it to anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and title of the position in the subject line. Please note that the letters need to reach us before application deadline.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

    Please access the application form directly via the SDU job portal or find information on all open positions in ATLAS via the ATLAS homepage.  

    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: 6 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Monday April 6th, 2020

    PhD Positions to Study Adipocyte and Hepatic Cellular Plasticity Using Advanced Functional Genomics

    The Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) at the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications from outstanding candidates who are interested in joining our team as PhD students. One of the PhD students will be affiliated with the Mandrup Group, the other will be affiliated with the Grøntved Group. The positions are available from 1 June 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 6 April 2020.

    ATLAS
    Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) at University of Southern Denmark is supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. 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.

    The centre involves the following PIs:

    Susanne Mandrup, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Director)
    Søren Kragh Moestrup, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
    Blagoy Blagoev, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Aleksander Krag, Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine & Odense University Hospital
    Lars Grøntved, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Jonas Graversen, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
    Kim Ravnskjær, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Jesper Grud Skat Madsen, Junior Group Leader, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    The Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit
    The Mandrup and Grøntved groups as well as the centre administration of ATLAS are located in the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU. The research unit currently hosts seven independent research groups focusing on various aspects of functional genomics with focus on gene regulatory mechanisms controlling cellular identity, differentiation and metabolism. The Research Unit constitutes an international, ambitious, highly dynamic, and well-equipped working environment. The unit and the department have state-of-the-art facilities for next generation sequencing, single-cell transcriptomics, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, bioimaging and transgenic mouse work. Strategic research alliances exist with Odense University Hospital (OUH).

    Research Project and Role
    As a PhD student in ATLAS you will be engaged in a highly ambitious and interdisciplinary project covering gene regulatory mechanisms involved in liver and adipose tissue plasticity. You will interact and collaborate closely with other researchers in the Mandrup and Grøntved groups as well as with members of the other research groups within ATLAS and at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

    Project 1
    One of the successful candidates will work primarily in the Grøntved Group and will be responsible for in vivo investigation of dynamic transcription and chromatin remodelling in the liver in response to metabolic challenges and development of hepatosteatosis. The studies will primarily focus on the hepatocyte population in liver tissue and cross-talk with other hepatic cell types such as stellate cells, endothelium and Kupffer cells. Hands on experience with mouse models, genome-wide studies of transcriptional regulation, next generation sequencing and bioinformatics are considered an advantage. For further information please contact Associate Professor Lars Grøntved (larsgr@bmb.sdu.dk).

    Project 2: Adipose tissue plasticity in obesity and regression
    One of the successful candidates will work primarily in the Mandrup Group and will be responsible for the investigation of the cellular plasticity in adipose tissue during development and regression of obesity. The project will be based on recent single cell data from the group and will involve uncovering transcriptional networks in specific cell populations as well as cross-talk between cell types and newly defined subpopulations. The work will use a range of mouse models; however, it will also include analyses of human biopsies. Hands-on experience with mouse models and/or human biopsies, next generation sequencing and bioinformatics is considered an advantage. For further information please contact Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk).

    Qualifications/requirements
    We are looking for highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious candidates with:
    • A Master’s degree in Life Science, preferably Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, or Computational Systems Biology
    • Documented experience with adipocyte biology, mouse models and/or NGS data analysis
    • Certificate in Laboratory Animal Science (EU function ABD or similar) (preferably)
    • Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

    We offer:
    • A three-year PhD 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 Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk) or Associate Professor Lars Grøntved (larsgr@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 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, education, work/research experience and skills relevant for the positions and publications/manuscripts
    • Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades and a written statement from the supervisor.
    • 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.

    Please access the application form directly via the SDU job portal or find information on all open positions in ATLAS via the ATLAS homepage.

    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: 6 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Monday April 6th, 2020

    PhD scholarship at the Department of Business and Economics

    Topic: Causal Inference with Many IVs: Using Mendelian Randomization to Estimate the Effects of Cannabis and Alcohol on Productivity and of Creativity and Risk Taking on Entrepreneurship

    Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, to be filled by August 15th, 2020.

    The PhD candidate will be part of the Econometrics and Historical Economics research group at SDU. The group focuses on teaching and research in applied and theoretical microeconometrics, economic history, macroeconomics, international and regional economics. The group is engaged in cooperation with several academic and external partners. The research group has attracted a high number of visiting professors and a number of grants from the Danish Research Council and other external funding sources in recent years. More information about the research group can be found here.

    Job description

    The PhD position is funded by the Danish Research Foundation and the successful candidate will be part of the project “Causal Inference with Many IVs: Using Mendelian Randomization to Estimate the Effects of Cannabis and Alcohol on Productivity and of Creativity and Risk Taking on Entrepreneurship”. The PhD candidate can expect to be part of an ambitious, interdisciplinary research group. Due to the inclusion in the research project, the PhD position will also have close ties to the iPSCHY research group and with the department of Economics at Boston College. The PhD candidate is expected to complete a research stay of three months at Boston College hosted by Professor Arthur Lewbel.

    The first part of the project will focus on developing new methods that retain and expand the advantages of using several instrumental variables without imposing unrealistic assumptions on effect heterogeneity. These new methods will greatly enhance our ability to estimate causal effects in many settings where it was previously unfeasible without imposing unrealistic assumptions.

    The remainder of the proposed project applies these new methods to two different settings where it is extremely difficult to estimate causal effect and where the new methods are expected to dramatically improve the credibility of the results. Both empirical studies rely on the idea of Mendelian randomization and will use a unique dataset on genetic markers (iPSYCH) to estimate and compare the causal effects of cannabis and alcohol abuse on educational attainment, labor market outcomes, and health outcomes and estimate the causal effects of creativity and risk propensity on the probability of engaging in entrepreneurial activities.

    The successful applicant has:

    • An excellent master’s degree in economics, or other relevant disciplines.
    • Profound knowledge of econometrics and causal inference.
    • Good knowledge of R and excellent programming skills.
    • Excellent communication skills in English (enclosing results of TOEFL and GRE tests is encouraged but not mandatory)

    Associate Professor Giovanni Mellace (giome@sam.sdu.dk) will be the PhD main supervisor and Professor Arthur Lewbel will act as co-supervisor. For more information about the position please contact Giovanni Mellace via e-mail.

    Further information about the programme can be obtained from the department’s PhD coordinator Professor Karol Jan Borowiecki (kjb@sam.sdu.dk).

    Application, salary, etc.

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

    An application must include:

    • Detailed CV
    • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results
    • Application form (please see below)
    • A motivational letter describing why the applicant is a good match for analyzing the topic (and how the applicant’s skills provide a solid foundation to do so (max. 5 pages incl. reference list))
    • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)

    An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words

    The scholarship runs for 3 year (5+3) or 4 years (4+4) and starts on August 15, 2019. The candidate will be expected to complete a six-month stay at a research institution abroad.

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

    All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

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

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

    Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

    Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online” no later than 15/03/2020. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

    Read the guideline for applicants: http://www.sdu.dk/en/service/ledige_stillinger/soegjob

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

    Deadline: 15 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday March 15th, 2020

    PhD Positions in Quantum Mathematics

    The centre for Quantum Mathematics at the The Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a number of 3-year PhD positions with emphasis on pure mathematics. The starting date for the positions is 1 August, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The PhD candidate is expected to perform high-quality research as a part of the research project “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory (ReNewQuantum)” funded by an ERC-Synergy Grant from the European Research Council. ReNewQuantum is an ambitious project with a new approach to Quantum Theory based on advanced geometric and topological constructions.

    Specifically ReNewQuantum has 3 work packages regarding quantum corrections, Quantum Field Theory and Moduli Space theory as well as a fourth WP on education, outreach and science communication in which the successful candidate is expected to take part.

    Candidates with a strong pure mathematics background, in particular with emphasis on geometry and topology, are strong encouraged to apply.

    The PhD students will be working closely with highly-skilled international researchers at the SDU QM Centre and the ReNewQuantum project partners. There will be possibility to make shorter or longer research stays at one or more of the three partner institutions: University of Geneva (UNIGE), Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) and Institut de Physique Théorique (IPhT) – CEA Saclay.

    The successful candidates will be expected to have:

    • MSc degree in pure mathematics preferably in geometry/topology (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree)
    • Excellent writing and oral skills in English and ability to work independently.

    Research environment
    The successful candidates will be affiliated with the QM Centre at the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark which is located at the Faculty of Engineering on the international campus in Odense, Denmark. The QM centre 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. For more information on the QM centre, please visit https://www.sdu.dk/en/qm.

    Contact information
    Further information is available from Head of the QM Centre Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen at email: jea-qm@mci.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.

    Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the PhD Committee 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. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.

    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). Upon successful completion of the PhD program, the candidate will obtain a PhD in pure mathematics.

    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.

    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
    • A motivational letter. 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 in professional English translation
    • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”
    • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”
    • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution if the thesis/examination project by approved/not approved. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
    • A research statement. Upload in the field called “Other relevant material”
    • Three names and e-mails of researchers who can provide an informed reference letter at short notice
    • Reference letters may also be included. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website
    • List of publications, in case you have any 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: 15 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

    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
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday July 2nd, 2019