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University of Southern Denmark

REANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoc Position – FeatureCloud: Federated Machine Learning for Complex Multi-OMICS Data

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark for the Computational Biology laboratory chaired by Associate Professor Richard Röttger invites applications for a postdoctoral position within the field of federated machine learning and AI to be filled by 1 September 2022 or soon thereafter for a period of initially 15 months with the prospects of being prolonged. Application deadline: 21 August 2022.

The research is part of a large European effort, FeatureCloud, to establish privacy-aware federated machine learning approaches to enable the mining of distributed, sensitive data. Currently, one major roadblock of biomedical research is that the valuable data is scattered around the globe and sharing, and consolidating, data is simply not possible due to privacy concerns. With FeatureCloud we are seeking to elevate this prohibitive problem by allowing federated machine learning, i.e. we leave the data on the safe harbour of storage and train local models at the sites; thereafter only the model parameters are consolidated in a central instance to create a model of capabilities similar to a conventional model trained on all the available data. 

The successful candidate will develop novel approaches for federated machine learning of systems medicine and multi-OMICS data in particular. The candidate will be embedded in a highly international and powerful consortium as a member of the Computational Biology group which offers a wide expertise in machine learning on biomedical data, both in the realm of unsupervised and supervised learning. We also provide the candidate with direct access to state-of-the-art computing facilities optimized for deep learning and distributed computing. 

We are seeking outstanding candidates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, who are strong in written and oral communication (in English), and have documented experience in data science, machine learning and software development of complex systems. Expertise in the analysis of biological data is an advantage, but not a requirement. Expertise in computer security and data privacy are welcome, but not required.

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

Application, salary etc.

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

Application must include the following documents:
1. Letter of motivation and proposed project description, outlining the candidate’s ideas of how to approach the project (max. two pages).
2. Curriculum vitae, including information on previous employment, list of programming skills mastered by the applicant, and teaching and supervision experience.
3. A list of publications stating the scientific publication(s) on which the applicant wishes to rely (if available).
4. A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate.
5. At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-21 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 21st, 2022

Assistant professor or Postdoc position on planning and control of robotic production operations for large maritime structures

SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for a fully funded Assistant professor or Postdoc position in the area of model- and simulation-based planning and control of robotic production operations (e.g. welding) in the maritime sector.

The starting date for the position is as soon as possible in 2022, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate. The position as Assistant professor is for a 3-year period and as Postdoc for a 2-year period. Main work location is Odense/Denmark at SDU and Odense Havn (Odense Port).

Research environment

The candidate will be part of the ramp-up of SDU’s newly established center for Large Structure Production (LSP). LSP’s central ambition is to provide a physical “go-to” lab for companies in the sectors maritime, construction and energy to carry out research, development and testing of novel solutions in the production of large structures, such as buildings, ships and offshore platforms. In this context, the candidate is expected to work closely with our industrial partners on application-oriented use cases, while helping to commission and operate the unique set of equipment of the center.

LSP is integrated in the unit SDU Robotics that is at the core of the Odense Robotics Cluster involving 130+ startups and established companies in robotics. We are specialized in robot solutions involving modelling, simulation and control of advanced robot technologies (systems and services) for industrial, welfare and medical applications.

Our 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 derived from real-life challenges by implementing novel robot solutions. We value teamwork, professional diligence, enthusiasm for robotics and the drive to adopt new skills and extended responsibilities. We offer an open, international team, with flexible work organization and support of individual development.

Job description

The starting point for the candidate to develop their academic profile in LSP will be the development of Digital Twin-based solutions for analyzing, simulating and controlling robotic operations together with our partners Inrotech and Odense Maritime Technology. The aim is to yield a well-defined digital workflow from product design to production operations that is proven in real-life experiments.

The candidate will design and implement methods to i) analyze maritime structure designs based on digital models and discrete-event simulations of their production, and ii) implement means of automated control of robotic equipment based on detailed quasi-continuous 3D simulations of the required production operations, including multiple robots, tools and sensors.

Profile and requirements

The candidate is expected to have most of the following qualifications:

  • PhD degree in engineering with outstanding academic track record
  • Documented knowledge in industrial robotics and various types of simulation
  • Documented practical experience with industrial robot operations, e.g. welding
  • Strong programming skills (particularly in C/C++ and Python)
  • Strong mathematics skills and practical knowledge in 3D modelling
  • Ability to work independently as part of an agile team, with a strong sense of responsibility
  • Willingness to engage in application-oriented R&D, by closely interacting with company staff

Contact information

For further information, please contact Professor Christian Schlette via email (chsch@mmmi.sdu.dk) or on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/christian-schlette/).

If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk

Conditions of employment
Employment as assistant professor or postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. Employment is temporary and is as assistant professor for a 3-year period and as postdoc for a 2-year period. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

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

Relevant for the postdoc position: 
Research will be predominant in the postdoc 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 assessment process
Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used. 

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) 
  • Information on previous teaching and supervision experience. Please attach as Teaching Portfolio.
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
  • Reference letters, names of references and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

The application deadline is 15 September 2022.

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

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 2022-09-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022

PhD fellowship in “Roll-to-Roll (R2R) development of high performance tandem photovoltaics”

The Center for Advanced Photovoltaics and Thin Film Energy Devices (CAPE), Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in “Roll-to-Roll (R2R) development of high performance tandem photovoltaics”. The starting date is September 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a 3-year period.

What we offer
The PhD position is a part of the Roll-to-Roll (R2R) activities within the new SDU CAPE research center, which aims to develop new sustainable energy technologies using scalable and green Roll-to-Roll processing techniques. This includes the H2020 project CITYSOLAR (led by CNR-ISM, Prof. Aldo di Carlo), where the focus is to develop the next-generation transparent photovoltaics for windows, focusing on novel organic-hybrid perovskite tandem solar cells and modules with high power conversion efficiencies (15%), and high average visible transmittance (AVT). CITYSOLAR is conducted by an international consortium of leading academic (CNR – Institute of Structure of Matter (ISM), FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Tor Vergata University of Rome, CNRS – The Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France (IPVF)) and industrial (ENI, EDF, Hglass) partners, together with two non-EU partners (Brilliant Matters, KAUST) belonging to Mission Innovation countries. Read more about the CITYSOLAR project at: https://www.citysolar-h2020.eu/

The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research studies. As a PhD student you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results in English. We offer a fully funded PhD position for the duration of three years.

The successful applicant will be enrolled as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of Engineering.

What we expect
Candidates who have a previous master’s degree in a field relevant to the mentioned PhD-project may seek the fellowships (electrical engineering, material science, physics, chemistry and similar). Preferred candidates have experience with some of the following: Roll-to-Roll technology, thin films fabrication and characterization, light-management for photovoltaics, organic photovoltaics, perovskite photovoltaics, tandem photovoltaics, and photovoltaic device physics. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate is expected to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.

Workplace description / Research environment 
We are an international research center working in the field of green energy technologies (CAPE), and we are looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student to join our CAPE research center at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), campus Sønderborg, in development of next-generation sustainable and high performance photovoltaics. We offer a modern, inclusive, international and interdisciplinary working environment with state-of-the-art facilities as well as a strong tradition of international collaboration. Our ambition is, to recruit, develop, and retain talented scholars committed to both academic excellence and departmental development.

Having a focus on green energy technologies – improving performance, device stability and up-scaling, the center has full access to an ISOS5 cleanroom and surface science laboratory facility for the preparation and characterization, as well as a Roll-to-Roll (R2R) facility for upscaling flexible devices. Our research center CAPE is a partner in various national and international research projects and networks that include collaboration partners from both academia and industry.

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

Contact information
For information about the Mads Clausen Institute, please see www.sdu.dk/en/mci.

Further information about this position is available from Professor 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.

If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is August 15, 2022.

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

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants.
  • Motivation letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, including personal contact information, describing research, publications (if any), along with any other relevant information, e.g. teaching experience, computational skills etc.
  • 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”. 
  • Three names and emails 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.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the http://www.sdu.dk/Om_SDU/Fakulteterne/Teknik/Forskning/Phd_TEK/Optagelse?sc_lang=en

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

About SDU and Sønderborg

The University of Southern Denmark was founded in 1966 and now as a multi-campus university has more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad. It has more than 3,800 employees, and 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering. Its main campus is located in Odense, while the newest campus is located in Sønderborg.

Sønderborg encompasses both a rural idyll and the pulse of the city center. Here you will find magnificent nature with beautiful forest and a long coastline, which invites to versatile water activities, but it is in many ways a distinct study city – from the student discounts on the cafés’ menu, the shopping opportunities, a festive nightlife to an active and exciting study environment characterized by professional, cultural and social networks and events. And whether you are into sports, tango, art or jazz, you will find more than 700 voluntary associations and sports clubs to back you up and give the whole family ample opportunity to unfold and cultivate their interest. Sønderborg is also a model city in Denmark on energy sustainability, in which a full CO2 neutrality will be achieved by 2029.

International applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation and housing. For further information on what it is like working at SDU, please read “10 good reasons why you should choose SDU”. Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark.

SDU is actively working with UN’s 17 sustainable development goals, based on the free, critical and independent research and education. The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnicity, or any other personal background.

The application deadline is 15.08.2022.

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral position at Applied AI and Data Science Unit (AID)

To support our advancements in applied industrial artificial intelligence (AI) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), the Section of Applied AI and Data Science (AID) at the Mærsk McKinney Møller Inst. invites candidates to apply for a 2-year post-doctoral position, to help us bring AI and machine learning into industrial applications related to the green energy.

Research and organizational environment
At the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), the candidates will join the research group of Applied AI & Data Science (AID) at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, at the Faculty of Engineering. Jointly with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), these research environments provide the foundations for accelerating AI in green energy representing expertise in artificial intelligence, statistical machine learning, and data science by developing methods for data-driven solutions within off-shore wind farms, wind turbines and fusion reactors. 

Qualifications
We invite motivated candidates with interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning to apply. We will specifically look for candidates with documented track-record in conducting relevant technical research in the area of condition monitoring and fault detection of industrial processes. A successful candidate will have expertise in time series analysis, pattern recognition and signal processing. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or physics. This will enable the successful candidate to contribute to the development of a strong AI research environment at both SDU and SGRE. 

The successful applicant will join a dynamic research team and will be introduced and included in other research projects. The successful applicant will be also involved in our new collaboration with EuroFusion to help design the divertor of world’s largest stellarator Wendelstein 7-X. A candidate with expertise in Physics-informed AI and quantum machine learning is preferred. 

Responsibilities
Your primary responsibility is to utilize and leverage the broad technical research within AI and machine learning to support the long-term vision of AID being a world-class center in the field of clinical and industrial artificial intelligence. This follows the research strategy, which functions as backbone in one of the first centers of its kind dedicated to working on AI across a large variety of clinical and industrial areas.

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop, implement and execute industrial AI-focused projects in close collaborations with SGRE and Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) at Max-Plank Inst.
  • Explore and utilize the possibilities for addressing AI and machine learning in industrial setting – especially within time-series analysis, physics-informed neural networks (PINN), and quantum machine learning and AI.
  • Give technical input and support for ongoing projects and establish new collaborations between researchers from SDU and SGRE.
  • Contribute to teaching activities at SDU, and outreach activities targeted younger research candidates.
  • Contribute to fund raising efforts that take place at AID.

For further information about the positions, please contact

Salary and terms of employment
The terms of employment are stated in the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

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

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

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

The application must contain (only as pdf):

  • A letter stating the interest, motivation, and qualifications for the project (max. 2 pages).
  • Research plan (max. 2 pages)
  • Detailed CV
  • A complete list of publications
  • Certified copy of diplomas and Ph.D. degrees in the relevant fields 
  • 2 most relevant publications in which the applicant wishes to rely on (preferably the applicant being the first author)
  • We encourage the candidates to provide the contact information of a reference academic

Attached files must be in Adobe PDF. Incomplete applications, and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. Suitable candidates will be invited for a job interview after the application deadline.

The deadline for application is Sep 1st, 2022. Job interviews are expected to be held during September 2022.

Living and working in Denmark
There are several services available for foreign applicants. International Staff Mobility at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Please visit this website for more information. International Community Odense at Municipality of Odense will also offer help for international employees and their families coming to Odense, helping them settle, and introducing them to social networks and activities around the city. Please visit this website for more information.

FACTS

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute
The Maersk McKinney Moller Institute (MMMI) is part of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark. MMMI is an internationally recognized research department, which has maintained a leading position in robotics for more than two decades. The team of Applied AI and Data Science is the main driver of activities within artificial intelligence and machine learning at the university of Southern Denmark. The team has close collaboration with various hospitals in Denmark, and runs projects within AI in gastroenterology, neurology, urology, cardiology and endocrinology.

Read more about AID and the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute here. 

Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

PhD position on model-, simulation-, and data-based control of gantry-based robotic operations

SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for a fully funded PhD position in the area of model-, simulation- and data-based analysis and control of robotic operations carried out by gantry systems. The position will be vacant from 1 October 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is for a 3-year period. Main work location is Odense/Denmark at SDU and Odense Havn (Odense Port).

Research environment
The candidate will be part of the ramp-up of SDU’s newly established center for Large Structure Production (LSP). LSP’s central ambition is to provide a physical “go-to” lab for companies in the sectors maritime, construction and energy to carry out research, development and testing of novel solutions in the production of large structures, such as buildings, ships and offshore platforms. In this context, the candidate is expected to contribute to commissioning and operating the unique set of equipment of the center.

LSP is integrated in the unit SDU Robotics that is at the core of the Odense Robotics Cluster involving 130+ startups and established companies in robotics. We are specialized in robot solutions involving modelling, simulation and control of advanced robot technologies (systems and services) for industrial, welfare and medical applications.

Our 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 derived from real-life challenges by implementing novel robot solutions. We value teamwork, professional diligence, enthusiasm for robotics and the drive to adopt new skills and extended responsibilities. We offer an open, international team, with flexible work organization and support of individual development.

Job description
The PhD will address the issue of dynamic structural stresses and strains on gantry-based robotic systems, which may limit the accuracy and agility of operations due to deformations. Over the course of the PhD, the candidate will analyze, model and simulate such stresses and strains with the aim to counter their impact with targeted planning and online control measures. In addition to model- and simulation-based approaches with digital models, the candidate will be given access to a large-scale, physical gantry system equipped with high-precision measurement systems, to validate, verify and further optimize the on- and offline control with empirical data.

Profile and requirements
The candidate is expected to have most of the following qualifications:

  • Master degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in engineering, preferably supported by first academic publications
  • Documented knowledge in industrial robotics and various types of simulation
  • Documented experience with structural analysis methods and tools
  • Strong mathematics skills and practical knowledge in 3D modelling
  • Strong programming skills (particularly in C/C++ and Python)
  • Ability to work independently as part of an agile team, with a strong sense of responsibility
  • Willingness to engage in application-oriented R&D, by closely interacting with company staff
Contact information
For further information, please contact Professor Christian Schlette via email (chsch@mmmi.sdu.dk) or on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/christian-schlette/).

If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is 15 August 2022.

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

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants. Find the form at the Faculty website.
  • Motivation letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both the original documents and in professional English translation.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Find the form at the Faculty website. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • References (names and emails) and reference letters may also be included. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellowships in Applied AI and Data Science (AID)

To support our advancements in clinical artificial intelligence (AI) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), the Section of Applied AI and Data Science (AID) at the Mærsk McKinney Møller Inst. invites candidates to apply for 2 postdoctoral positions of 18 months each, with the possibility of extension to 2 years, to help us bring AI and machine learning into more clinical specialties.

Research and organizational environment
At the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), the candidates will join the research group of Applied AI & Data Science (AID) at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, at the Faculty of Engineering. Jointly with the Odense University Hospital (OUH) and Svendborg Hospital (Dept. of Surgery), these research environments provide the foundations for accelerating AI in Colorectal disease diagnosis, representing expertise in artificial intelligence, statistical machine learning, epidemiology and data science by developing methods for data-driven solutions in the healthcare sector and in clinical research activities spanning across gastroenterology and colorectal diseases.

The successful candidate will be also affiliated with the Centre for Clinical Artificial Intelligence (CAI-X), a research and innovation unit established in 2020 as a joint collaboration between SDU and OUH. The mission of CAI-X is to improve quality in healthcare through intelligent use of data and technology, and to ensure implementation of artificial intelligence solutions to benefit both patients and clinical staff. The center has established a framework that supports efficient and fruitful cooperation between clinical staff, researchers, engineers, and businesses both nationally and internationally.

Qualifications
We invite motivated candidates with interest in artificial intelligence, machine learning and epidemiology to apply. We will specifically look for candidates with documented track-record in conducting relevant technical and epidemiological research in the area of health care. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Epidemiology or related areas. This will enable the successful candidate to contribute to the development of a strong AI research environment at both SDU and OUH. We believe in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment, so candidates qualified for the positions will have the possibility of extension as Assistant Professors (following the required process). The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

The successful applicant will join a dynamic research team and will be introduced and included in teaching activities, research projects, fund raising activities and collaborations to explore the synergy between clinical and technical researchers, health professionals at both SDU and OUH.

Responsibilities
Your primary responsibility is to utilize and leverage the broad technical clinical research and to support the long-term vision of AID being a world-class center in the field of clinical artificial intelligence. This follows the research strategy, which functions as backbone in one of the first centers of its kind dedicated to working on AI across a large variety of clinical areas. The candidates will primarily conduct research within colorectal diseases, with focus on early diagnosis of colorectal cancer using wireless capsule endoscopy. The second line of research will span over early diagnosis of general gastrointestinal tract disorders, such as Crohn’s disease and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop, implement and execute clinical AI-focused projects in close collaborations with clinicians at the hospital by bridging interests between the clinical practice and the technical research.
  • Explore and utilize the possibilities for addressing AI and machine learning in the clinical setting – especially within heterogeneous clinical data (such as imaging, EHR and structured, semi-structured and unstructured data in general).
  • Give technical input and support for ongoing projects and establish new collaborations between researchers from SDU and OUH.
  • Contribute to teaching activities at SDU, and outreach activities targeted younger research candidates.
  • Contribute to fund raising efforts that take place at AID. 

For further information about the positions, please contact

  • Head of Applied AI and Data Science unit (AID) Prof. Esmaeil S. Nadimi esi@mmmi.sdu.dk

Salary and terms of employment
The terms of employment are stated in the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

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

Application
The application must contain (only as pdf):

  • A letter stating the interest, motivation, and qualifications for the project (max. 2 pages).
  • Research plan (max. 2 pages)
  • Detailed CV
  • A complete list of publications
  • Certified copy of diplomas and Ph.D. degrees in the relevant fields 
  • 2 most relevant publications in which the applicant wishes to rely on (preferably the applicant being the first author)
  • We encourage the candidates to provide the contact information of a reference academic

Attached files must be in Adobe PDF. Incomplete applications, and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. Suitable candidates will be invited for a job interview after the application deadline.

The deadline for application is Sep 1st, 2022. Job interviews are expected to be held during Sep 2022.

Living and working in Denmark
There are several services available for foreign applicants. International Staff Mobility at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Please visit this website for more information. International Community Odense at Municipality of Odense will also offer help for international employees and their families coming to Odense, helping them settle, and introducing them to social networks and activities around the city. Please visit this website for more information.

FACTS

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute

The Maersk McKinney Moller Institute (MMMI) is part of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark. MMMI is an internationally recognized research department, which has maintained a leading position in robotics for more than two decades. The team of Applied AI and Data Science is the main driver of activities within artificial intelligence and machine learning at the university of Southern Denmark. The team has close collaboration with various hospitals in Denmark, and runs projects within AI in gastroenterology, neurology, urology, cardiology and endocrinology.

Read more about AID and the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute here

Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

PhD position on mobile 3D shotcreting in harsh and space-restricted environments

SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for a fully funded PhD position in the area of model- and simulation-based analysis and programming of robotic 3D concrete printing equipment in the construction sector. The position will be vacant from 1 October 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is for a 3-year period. Main work location is Odense/Denmark at SDU and Odense Havn (Odense Port).

Research environment
The candidate will be part of the European project RobetArme funded by Horizon Europe. The project takes place in the context of SDU’s newly established center for Large Structure Production (LSP). LSP’s central ambition is to provide a physical “go-to” lab for companies in the sectors maritime, construction and energy to carry out research, development and testing of novel solutions in the production of large structures, such as buildings, ships and offshore platforms.

The project RobetArme is integrated in the unit SDU Robotics that is at the core of the Odense Robotics Cluster involving 130+ startups and established companies in robotics. We are specialized in robot solutions involving modelling, simulation and control of advanced robot technologies (systems and services) for industrial, welfare and medical applications.

Our 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 derived from real-life challenges by implementing novel robot solutions. In particular, the candidate will contribute to developing Digital Twin-based solutions for analyzing, simulating and programming robotic equipment together with our partner COBOD International.

We value teamwork, professional diligence, enthusiasm for robotics and the drive to adopt new skills and extended responsibilities. We offer an open, international team, with flexible work organization and support of individual development.

Job description
The candidate will design and implement methods to i) analyze deployment scenarios based on 2D/3D scans of the environment, and to ii) program robotic equipment based on detailed simulations of 3D shotcreting tasks, including mobile platforms and sensors. The candidate will then connect the methods to physical robotic equipment in real-world experiments to yield a full digital workflow from deployment planning to live-operation of shotcreting tasks.

Profile and requirements
The candidate is expected to have most of the following qualifications:

  • Master degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in engineering, preferably supported by first academic publications
  • Documented knowledge in industrial robotics and various types of simulation
  • Documented experience with 3D concrete printing equipment and processes
  • Strong mathematics skills and practical knowledge in 3D modelling
  • Strong programming skills (particularly in C/C++ and Python)
  • Ability to work independently as part of an agile team, with a strong sense of responsibility
  • Willingness to engage in application-oriented R&D, by closely interacting with company staff

Contact information
For further information, please contact Professor Christian Schlette via email (chsch@mmmi.sdu.dk) or on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/christian-schlette/). 

If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is 15 August 2022.

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

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants. Find the form at the Faculty website.
  • Motivation letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both the original documents and in professional English translation.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Find the form at the Faculty website. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • References (names and emails) and reference letters may also be included. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoc in control engineering

SDU Mechatronics and the Centre of Industrial Mechanics, part of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg, invites applications for a position as postdoctoral researcher in control engineering. Starting date is November 2022.

Workplace description
The Department of Mechanical and Electrical engineering covers research and education spanning from fundamentals to applications of engineering science. All our courses are taught in English reflecting the fact that more than half our students and staff are internationals. The Centre for Industrial Mechanics is located at SDU’s beautiful campus in Sønderborg, in the inspiring building of Alsion, which is a center 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 the industry in Sønderborg, Southern Denmark and Northern Germany. A significant fraction of the projects in the center are conducted in close cooperation with the industry, which count world leading companies in growing fields such as e-mobility, automation, climate solutions and energy efficiency.

At SDU Mechatronics, research, education, and innovation are performed in teams of scientists and support staff with competences spanning a wide range of fields including applied cyber-physical systems, advanced mechanical systems, modelling and mechatronic prototyping.

Your profile
To complement our team, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the Intelligent Control Group with expertise in Applied Nonlinear Control. In addition, experience in two or more of the following fields is preferred:

  • Adaptive control,
  • Lyapunov-based techniques and sliding-mode control,
  • Guidance, Navigation and Control of autonomous vehicles,
  • Nonlinear deterministic observers and their applications.

The ideal candidate has extensive experience with:

  • MATLAB/Simulink programming,
  • Implementation of control algorithms on physical experiments,
  • Programming of IO boards (STM32, Pixhawk, BeagleBone, etc.)
  • Nonlinear control.

The candidate is expected to perform research work on externally funded projects as well as contribute with control engineering-related teaching activities.

The candidate must have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or any other relevant Engineering discipline),
  • Strong track record in research and development,
  • Very good communication skills in English.

Contact information
For further information, please visit www.sdu.dk/dme and https://www.sdu.dk/mechatronics and contact Associate Professor Lars Duggen, Head of Centre for Industrial Mechanics, tel. +45 6550 1640, e-mail: duggen@sdu.dk or Associate Professor Jerome Jouffroy, PI of the Intelligent Control Group, tel. +45 2750 1476, email: jerome@sdu.dk.

Conditions of employment
Employment is a two-year temporary position as postdoc. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period. However, given appropriate finances, the possibility for contract extension is available depending on the candidates performance.

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

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur.

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

Reference letter
You should state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information.

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

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Detailed CV including list of publications, awards, with potential start date,
  • A description of your vision and your research plan on the field of this post (a high quality one-page A4 document). This document will be a key element for the decision process towards recruitment,
  • Motivation letter,
  • E-mail and contact information for at least two references,
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD).

The application deadline is September 1st, 2022.

Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the faculty. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. An interview will be part of the assessment process with selected candidates. Once the recruitment process is completed, a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Postdoc Position in Immunoinformatics, Machine Learning and Proteomics

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Associate Professor Veit Schwämmle and Assistant Professor Konrad Krawczyk) invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship within the field of bioinformatics to be filled as soon as possible, earliest by 1 September 2022, for a period of one year, extendible for another year. Application deadline: 15 August 2022.

The selected candidate will develop a proof of concept framework for detecting disease-specific antibodies in proteomics datasets. More specifically, the research project entails the analysis of millions of B-cell receptor sequences by machine learning to determine relevant antibody peptides for detection in proteomics datasets. These peptides will be confirmed by re-searching public and in-house proteomics data using modern identification algorithms.

Research environment
The Protein Research Group offers a strong international research environment in protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry and computational proteomics. Our computational proteomics efforts include the implementation of fully automated, reproducible state-of-the-art workflows, as well as the development of novel tools for statistical analysis, machine learning and quantitative functional proteomics.

The Computational Biology Group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science covers a range of multidisciplinary topics from biological data federation, genomics, network biology and immunoinformatics.

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

Place of work:
Protein Research Group (Associate  Professor Veit Schwämmle, veits@bmb.sdu.dk), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Computational Biology Group (Assisistant Professor Konrad Krawczyk, konradk@imada.sdu.dk), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

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

For further information please contact Veit Schwämmle, e-mail: veits@bmb.sdu.dk.

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

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoc Position in Cell Biology and Quantitative Imaging of Polarized Transport in Neuronal Cells

A postdoc position is available in the group of Associate Professor Daniel Wüstner at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.

Invited are applications from outstanding postdoc candidates with a PhD degree in Cell Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biochemistry, or a closely related field and a keen interest to study lipid and protein trafficking in neuronal cells by quantitative live-cell microscopy. The position is initially for one year with the possibility for an up to two-year extension. It becomes available from September 2022 or shortly thereafter. Application deadline: 15 August 2022.

The Wüstner group integrates quantitative fluorescence microscopy and bioimage informatics with biophysics and cell biology to study transport processes in living cells. We are part of the Danish Molecular Biomedical Imaging Center (DaMBIC) and the Nikon Center of Excellence in Microscopy at the University of Southern Denmark, housing state-of-the art equipment for advanced bioimaging applications, including wide field, confocal and multiphoton microscopy, stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy, stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) and coherent antistokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy.

As a postdoc in the Wüstner group, you will be engaged in a highly ambitious project aimed at determining lipid trafficking pathways across in-vitro models of the blood brain barrier and their regulation. Using quantitative live-cell imaging, multiphoton and super-resolution microscopy, a 3D map of lipid transport pathways across brain endothelial cells will be generated. The position will focus on establishing advanced cell culture models of the blood brain barrier, which allow the candidate to study transport of lipids and proteins and how their trafficking is changed in neurodegenerative diseases. Having experience in working with lipids, lipoproteins, fluorescent probes, and various cell types is important, and experience in correlative or super-resolution microscopy is an advantage.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Daniel Wüstner (wuestner@bmb.sdu.dk).

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

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PhD position in capacitor theory

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for one or more 3-year positions as PhD in the area of Power Capacitors and their applications. The positions are located at the section Electrical Engineering in Sønderborg within the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE). Starting date is September 15th, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The task portfolio of the PhD will be linked to several projects within CIE. CIE is embedded in a powerhouse in electronics, which includes researchers and developers at universities and industries on both sides of the Danish-German border. CIE is a new initiative striving for high quality and great impact of its research, innovation, and education. Central to achieving this objective is access to state-of-the-art facilities and close collaborations with industries.

The aim of the position is to build strong knowledge and competencies within capacitor theory and simulation.

Job description

  • You will conduct research in the field of capacitor theory and thermal and electrical simulation of capacitors.
  • You will participate in planning, execution and documentation of projects with industrial partners.
  • You will be involved in the daily co-supervision of Master and Bachelor students.
  • You will publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact.
  • You will assist in teaching activities.

Profile and requirements

  • You have a Master degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Electronics, Physics, Chemistry or related fields.
  • You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
  • You are interested in a longer term commitment in a growing research group and you are willing to work in close cooperation with industry.
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Contact information
Further information is available Professor Thomas Ebel, Head of CIE, phone: +45 6550 1288, email: ebel@sdu.dk

If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is August 15th, 2022.

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

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants. Find the form at the Faculty website.
  • Motivation letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both the original documents and in professional English translation.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Find the form at the Faculty website. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • References (names and emails) and reference letters may also be included. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PhD position in experimental capacitor technology

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for one or more 3-year positions as PhD in the area of Power Capacitors and their applications. The positions are located at the section Electrical Engineering in Sønderborg within the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE). Starting date is September 15th, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The task portfolio of the PhD will be linked to several projects within CIE. CIE is embedded in a powerhouse in electronics, which includes researchers and developers at universities and industries on both sides of the Danish-German border. CIE is a new initiative striving for high quality and great impact of its research, innovation, and education. Central to achieving this objective is access to state-of-the-art facilities and close collaborations with industries.

The aim of the position is to build strong knowledge and competencies within capacitor theory and simulation.

Job description

  • You will conduct research in the field of capacitor theory and thermal and electrical simulation of capacitors
  • You will participate in planning, execution and documentation of projects with industrial partners.
  • You will be involved in the daily supervision of Master and Bachelor students.
  • You will publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact.
  • You will assist in teaching activities.

Profile and requirements

  • You have a Master degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Electronics, Physics, Chemistry or related fields.
  • You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
  • You are interested in a longer term commitment in a growing research group and you are willing to work in close cooperation with industry.
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Contact information

Further information is available Professor Thomas Ebel, Head of CIE, phone: +45 6550 1288, email: ebel@sdu.dk.

If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is August 15th, 2022.

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

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants. Find the form at the Faculty website.
  • Motivation letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both the original documents and in professional English translation.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Find the form at the Faculty website. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • References (names and emails) and reference letters may also be included. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoc in Biological Physics

At the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) we are looking for a postdoc in Biological Physics. Application deadline: 15 August 2022.

Many cell types are elongated and they spontaneously align with their neighbours. In this respect, they are similar to nematic liquid crystals, complex fluids with orientational order. In a new laboratory at SDU, we study how to control alignment in cells and how to induce regions of misalignment, called topological defects. In particular, we study how topological defects affect the shape and properties of various cell types, in order to understand their biological relevance.

We are looking for a motivated, independent and talented scientist to join this group at SDU as a postdoctoral researcher.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • a biophysics,
  • a biological physics or
  • a biology background with a strong interest in physics.

The candidate should

  • have experience in working with cells
  • be familiar with optical microscopy
  • show initiative and independence.

The position is for two years with the possibility to extend for one further year. It is fully funded by Novo Nordisk Foundation in the context of a long-term project that will lead to further expansion of the group. The postdoc researcher will benefit from the multidisciplinary environment of the PhyLife centre at SDU, which includes scientists with diverse backgrounds with an interest in life sciences, and from the international collaborations of the group. 

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is one of four departments at the Faculty of Science, SDU and is located in Odense. The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is a department focused on basic research. We are happy to move beyond traditional disciplines and work to develop new technologies and sciences across physics, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and biology. The Department’s research thus contributes to new knowledge and solutions with applications in the areas of climate, environment, energy and health.

The department handles research in chemistry, physics and pharmacy along with several interdisciplinary areas, and also houses several major research centres. The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is responsible for the educations in chemistry, medicinal chemistry and physics, as well as the bachelor’s education in pharmacy.

This postdoc position is placed in the Section for Physics.

For any further information about the project and the group, please contact Associate Professor Francesca Serra at serra@sdu.dk.  

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

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Peptide and Protein Chemistry

One postdoctoral fellow position in peptide and protein chemistry is available in the group of Associate Professor Jasmin Mecinovic at the Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark.

Application deadline: 21 August 2022.

Starting date of the position will be 1 December 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 and biocatalysis of posttranslational modifications of histones.

The research in Mecinovic group applies chemical principles and techniques to understand the underlying molecular origin of fundamental biomolecular processes that play essential roles in human health and disease. As a postdoctoral fellow, you will work on a Novo Nordisk Fonden-funded project aimed at developing fully synthetic methods for preparation of epigenetic proteins that enable detailed mechanistic studies on epigenetic biomolecular recognition and biocatalysis. You will apply modern bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology approaches, ranging from peptide and protein synthesis to binding and enzyme assays, in investigations of biologically important posttranslational modifications on histone proteins. A candidate with strong experimental skills in solid phase peptide synthesis and native chemical ligation will be preferred. The successful candidate will receive excellent mentoring and career development support.

Specific Requirements

• PhD in bioorganic chemistry or chemical biology
• Experience with peptide and protein chemistry
• Experience with native chemical ligation
• 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.

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is one of four departments at the Faculty of Science, SDU and is located in Odense. The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is a department focused on basic research. We are happy to move beyond traditional disciplines and work to develop new technologies and sciences across physics, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and biology. The department’s research thus contributes to new knowledge and solutions with applications in the areas of climate, environment, energy, and health.

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

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-21 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 21st, 2022

Postdoc Position in RNA Therapeutics, Proteomics and Lipidomics

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the Ejsing Lab at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark. The position is available for one year, with the possibility for extension up to four years in total. Contact Professor Christer Ejsing directly for further details (cse@bmb.sdu.dk).

The research project is focused on developing and applying mass spectrometry-based proteomic and lipidomic methods for assessing the therapeutic efficacy of antisense oligonucleotides targeting lipid metabolic machinery (e.g. see Schmidt et al., 2022).

We are seeking a motivated and technically skilled person with a strong background in mass spectrometry-based proteomics (especially targeted quantitative analysis), lipidomics or metabolomics. It is preferred that the applicant has experience in high-resolution mass spectrometry, data management and bioinformatics/computational data analysis as well as handling samples from rodents and humans. Effective communication skills, a strong work ethic, ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment, are required. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree.

The research project is part of an international effort (LiverTarget) with partners in industry and academia focused on developing RNA therapeutics towards lipid metabolic pathways responsible for a fatal outcome in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Application deadline: 1 November 2022.

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 concise cover letter on how the applicant’s experience and interests relate to our work and the project.
  • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
  • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
  • Attachment of maximum two scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to be assessed.
  • A list of three references with contact details.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 1st, 2022

Postdoc in Spatial Transcriptomics

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher for a two-year position, who will work with state-of-the-art spatial transcriptomics, transcriptomics, and bioimaging to comprehensively characterize cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions in healthy and diseased human tissues. The position is to commence 1 September  2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 15 August 2022.

The selected candidate will be working in the group of Associate Professor Kim Ravnskjær, but will also be part of an interdisciplinary team involving four research groups at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) under the common direction of Associate Professor Jonathan Brewer, SDU.

The selected candidate will be integrated into the Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) in close affiliation with the Danish Molecular Biomedical Imaging Center at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The revolution in single-cell transcriptomics have shown the need for spatially resolved technologies to visualize cellular diversity and interactions in the context of intact tissues. This has led to the recent development of new technologies to acquire full transcriptome wide data at single cell level and with high spatial resolution. These new technologies are likely to transform our understanding of biological processes and human diseases and form the basis for development of new treatments.

We are focused on state-of-the-art imaging-based technologies for spatial transcriptomics. We have implemented MERFISH technology to elucidate tissue microenvironments in both patient and animal biopsies and in complex disease models using engineered tissues. Specifically, we are developing three MERFISH platforms for spatial transcriptomics at different scales to visualize the transcriptome from whole tissue slices, down to transcript distribution and co-localization at the sub-organellar scale.

Job description
The research focus for this position is to integrate these techniques with conventional transcriptomics and bioimaging, to characterize cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions in healthy and diseased human tissues including skin biopsies, 3D bioprinted human skin models, and liver biopsies.

A main goal of the work, regarding the study of human skin, will be to understand the molecular bases for its mechanical properties. We will therefore thoroughly characterize the effect of mechanical stimuli on the tissue by performing single-cell transcriptomics and MERFISH on unstimulated and mechanically challenged skin. We expect to identify hundreds of novel regulators of skin mechanical properties, which we will use to improve the properties of bioprinted human skin models.

Regarding the human liver, we wish to resolve hepatic tissue plasticity and infer cellular interactions from liver biopsies. Cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions are instrumental to disease progression. Comprehensive cell interaction trajectories will hence be inferred from single-cell transcriptomics and MERFISH data and linked to disease stage and detailed patient characterization to gain novel insight into the cellular and structural basis for disease.

You will be working in a dynamic international team focused on spatial transcriptomics and bioimaging. In your daily work, you will report to Associate Professor Kim Ravnskjær, but will also be associated with the group of Associate Professor Jonathan Brewer.

Your qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist.

Essential experience and skills:

  • A PhD in molecular biology, biophysics, nanotechnology, physics, biochemistry, or a similar field.
  • Experience with transcriptomics, single-cell transcriptomics, and/or spatial transcriptomics such as MERFISH.
  • Experience with analysis of transcriptomics data.
  • Proficient communication skills and the ability and desire to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience with bioimaging and preparation of biological samples for microscopy.
  • Molecular biology skills such as qPCR and in vitro transcription for MERFISH probe design.
  • Experience with single molecule localization microscopy (STORM).

Questions
For further information please contact Associate Professor Jonathan R. Brewer; e-mail:  brewer@bmb.sdu.dk.

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

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoc in Physical Activity for School Children

The Research Unit of Sport and Health Science (SHS), Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, invites applications for a position as postdoc in Physical Activity for School Children to be filled from 1 November 2022 until 30 November 2025.

The candidate will be expected to initiate and conduct research in relation to the research project "Generation Healthy Kids" donated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

We are looking for candidates working with themes related to the effect of sports and physical activity on physical literacy, well-being and motivation in primary school children. The position focuses on measuring well-being, motivation and physical literacy in school children as well as developing and implementing intervention/program activities in collaboration with sports clubs, sports coaches, sporting associations, schools, teachers and pedagogues.

SHS aims to be recognized in Denmark and internationally as ‘the place to go’ for sport as medicine and the use of physical activity and sports in children and youth for improvements of health profile, fitness status, well-being and learning.  The successful candidate will be part of this multidisciplinary research unit team committed to the ambitions, obligations, and values of the University of Southern Denmark and make  contributions to the further development of research. The members of SHS have developed a culture of cooperation, and the candidate will be expected to contribute to collaborative projects and exchange of ideas.

The research in SHS related to this position includes but is not restricted to:

  • Evaluation of the effects of a whole system approach intervention on young (age 6-9) school children’s wellbeing, motivation and physical literacy.
  • Developing, testing and implementing intervention program activities aimed at promoting physical activity, physical literacy, well-being and general health among young school children in collaboration with sport clubs, sport coaches, sporting associations, school leaders, teachers and pedagogues.
  • Development and validation of questionnaire-based measures of well-being, physical literacy, food literacy and motivation for young school children.

The ideal candidate will have

  • A PhD degree in Sport Science or Health Promotion
  • Research experience related to the broad area of physical activity, physical literacy, well-being and psychometrics
  • Experience with and/or motivation for developing, adjusting, collecting and validating questionnaire-based measures for young Danish school children.
  • Experience and/or motivation for with collaborating with schools, teachers, sport clubs and associations.

For further information please contact professor Peter Krustrup, Head of the Sport and Health Science Research Unit (SHS), telephone +45 2116 1530, e-mail pkrustrup@health.sdu.dk  or professor Jens Troelsen, Head of Department, telephone +45 6550 3493, email jtroelsen@health.sdu.dk

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

Application

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

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

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

Applications may be shortlisted.

Gender equality, health, safety and emergency management are given high priority at SDU and at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics.

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

Living and Working in Denmark

Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family. Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark.

Location: Odense, Denmark

 

 

Deadline: 2022-08-21 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 21st, 2022

Postdoc or research assistant (future PhD student) at the Bandim Health Project

A position as postdoc (or possibly research assistant with intended extension to employment as PhD-student)  with a duration of 3-years is vacant at the Bandim Health Project, OPEN, Department of Clinical Research (KI), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

Job description

The candidate will be working on evaluating the overall health effects of COVID-19 vaccines in Danish children. There is accumulating evidence that vaccines – in addition to protection against the targeted infections – have broader, non-specific effects on the immune system and alter the susceptibility to a wide range of infections. Therefore, vaccines and vaccination programmes should also be evaluated for their overall health effects. This has not happened for the COVID-19 vaccines. For children, who appear to have little to gain from the specific protection against COVID-19, such non-specific effects may be more important for overall health than the specific effects.  

In Denmark, COVID-19 vaccines were recommended to children aged 5 and above, but many parents did not accept the invitation. Thus, we anticipate having relatively comparable groups of vaccinated and non-vaccinated children. The Danish registers permit control for a broad range of background factors. These factors provide an ideal opportunity for a real-life post-approval evaluation of the vaccines. We therefore seek a candidate interested in assessing the non-specific health effects (such as effects on the rate of non-target infectious disease hospitalisations and the rate of prescription medication for infectious disease) of introducing COVID-19 vaccines to Danish children in register-based studies. Prior to the studies, qualitative interviews with parents, GPs and other stake holders will be conducted to explore whether there are other outcomes that could be assessed using the Danish registers, and any outcomes that would be missed using the Danish registers.

We are looking for a candidate interested in epidemiological vaccine research, who has a strong methodological background (preferably documented through experience in planning, implementing, analysing, and/or reporting epidemiological studies) and the ability to work both independently and in teams. We have preference for a postdoc, but will also consider strong candidates with a wish to do a PhD.

You will join an ambitious research team. The main supervisor will be professor Christine Stabell Benn, Bandim Health Project, University of Southern Denmark. Co-supervisors will be Sanne Marie Thysen, postdoc, Center for Clinical Research and Prevention, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and Anton Pottegård, professor at the University of Southern Denmark and Head of Research at Hospital Pharmacy Funen, Odense University Hospital. Together, the supervisors represent three different research environments, with overlapping yet unique expertise.

Contact

Further information can be obtained from Professor Christine Stabell Benn, cbenn@health.sdu.dk

Conditions of employment

The recruitment/hiring takes place in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Central Organisation of the Academics.

Assessment of applicants will be done in accordance with the current/applicable university recruitment order. Postdoc applicants will be assessed by an expert committee, and applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

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

Potential applicants must be qualified in accordance with Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

  • A cover letter
  • A CV
  • Copies of certificates/diplomas (including evidence of acquisition of a PhD degree or equivalent for Postdoc applicants)
  • A complete and numbered list of publications
  • An explanation of other qualifications relevant to the position.

For postdoc applicants additionally:

  • 3 scientific, peer-reviewed publications that the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment of his or her scientific qualifications (Please note that one PDF or docx file must be attached for each publication).
  • A brief research plan (max 2 pages) describing how you would evaluate the effect of the vaccine introduction
  • A teaching portfolio

Incomplete applications, which do not meet the above-mentioned requirements, will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

Gender equality, health, safety and emergency management are given high priority at SDU and the Department of Clinical Research.

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

Living and Working in Denmark

Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family. Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark.

Location: Copenhagen

 

Deadline: 2022-08-14 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 14th, 2022

READVERTISEMENT – PhD position in Circular Economy and Women Entrepreneurship

The Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE) at the Department of Technology and Innovation (ITI), Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a PhD position to work in the field of circular women entrepreneurship for a period of 3 years. The PhD position is connected to the project “Circular Economy and Women Entrepreneurship for the UN SDGs (CEWE-UN SDGs)” funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Expected starting date is September 2022 or soon after.

Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE)

SDU Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE), focuses on doing cutting-edge research within the field of supply chain management under the theme of sustainable / green supply chain, digital supply chain, blockchain applications in supply chain, supply chain information technologies, circular economy, climate change, life cycle assessment focusing on sustainable supply chain, corporate sustainability, sustainable development goals, and digital circular supply chain.

About the project

The CEWE-UN SDGs project is a research project (2022-2025) primarily funded by Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowships category. The project will be led by Associate Professor Devika Kannan together with a team of a Post-Doctoral researcher, a PhD student, and few student / research assistants. For a brief description about the project, please refer to the webpage at the Carlsberg Foundation.

The main objective of CEWE-UN SDGs is to launch a new research agenda exploring the nexus of women entrepreneurship (WE) and circular economy (CE). The project also aims to develop a novel toolkit for women entrepreneurs to perform circular business, which contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Hence, this project focuses on the following research questions:

  • What role will CE and WE play in living up to the UN sustainable development goals?
  • What relationships exist between CE and WE to achieve UN sustainable development goals?
  • How do women entrepreneurs run their businesses to achieve UN SDGs? Does CE play a role there and if it does play a role, what does that look like?
  • How can the sustainability impact of the Circular Economy-Women Entrepreneurship (CEWE) nexus be measured?

Responsibilities and qualifications

A highly motivated, ambitious, and results-oriented person, who can engage constructively in an international and interdisciplinary team will be a strong applicant. The candidate must be a team player and, at the same time, be able to work independently and plan and execute complex tasks. 

Responsibilities

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision.
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS.
  • Participate in active research environments.
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities.
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals.
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project.

 Qualifications 

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project.
  • Previous knowledge in circular economy / sustainable entrepreneurship studies, including systematic literature reviewing, theoretical data analysis, exploratory, qualitative and qualitative research would be valuable.
  • Experience in contributing to scientific journal writing and publications at international journal level will be considered an added advantage for the position.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in circular/sustainability, entrepreneurial and innovation processes.
  • Excellent at English communication (i.e., both oral and written).
  • Other relevant professional activities.

      To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) related to the subject area of the project, e.g., Industrial Engineering/Manufacturing Engineering with relevance to Sustainable Supply chain/Circular Economy, Sustainable/Circular Entrepreneurship, Technology Entrepreneurship with sustainability focus or similar.

      The PhD student will work under the supervision of Associate Professor Devika Kannan (ITI) and have some short research visits to other collaborating universities.

      Contact information

      For further information about the project and position, please contact the principal investigator (PI) of the project, Associate Professor Devika Kannan (deka@iti.sdu.dk). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the PI to discuss their initial ideas related to the above-mentioned research questions to prepare a strong project description.

      If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      The application deadline is 15. August 2022.

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

      • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants. Find the form at the Faculty website.
      • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, if possible, including publications and teaching experience.
      • 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). Upload in the field called “Other relevant material”.
      • A project description (max. 5 pages excluding appendices, bibliography etc.). Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
      • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words.
      • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both the original documents and in professional English translation.
      • Copy of your Master’s thesis. 
      • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Find the form at the Faculty website. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
      • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
      • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
      • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position and maximum 5 examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
      • Reference letters. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.
      • 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.

      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.

      Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
      Unit: Faculty of Engineering

      Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

      Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

      Postdoctoral position in Computational Simulation and Cognition in Organizations

      The Department of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a two and a half year postdoctoral research position starting 1st November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The deadline for applications is 15th August 2022.

      The position is embedded in the externally funded project “Determinants of Resilience in Organizational Networks” (DRONe) which investigates how cognitive attitudes amongst employees in a Danish utility company enable resilience to innovative technologies. Methodologically, the candidate should be able to develop agent-based computational simulation modeling of workplace dynamics. Input for the models comes from the integration of a mix of qualitative and quantitative data already available from the utility company on which the project is based.

      We are seeking a skilled, motivated and independent researcher with a Ph.D. in the areas of organizational behavior, organizational sociology, organization theory, computational social science (broadly defined), cognitive science or related areas. It is a prerequisite that applicants have experience with agent-based computational modeling and have proficiency in statistics. They should also be willing to engage with theories of organizational cognition, organizational behavior, and decision making. Knowledge of embodied, distributed, and extended cognition paradigms is not a requirement, but would be considered an advantage. 
       
      The position is located at SDU’s campus in Slagelse. 

      Further information about the project and position can be obtained from Associate Professor Davide Secchi, email: secchi@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 time of employment. 

      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: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
      Unit: Faculty of Humanities

      Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

      Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022